The table below looks at the statistics for RMDS skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited RMDS over the 3 months to 27 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Reuters Market Data System (RMDS)
Rank 543 522 504
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -18
Contract jobs citing RMDS 54 77 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.097% 0.14% 0.080%
As % of the Business Applications category 1.24% 1.65% 0.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 65 33
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£563 £650 £575
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.46% +13.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £319 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £645 £835 £700
UK excluding London average daily rate - - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £39.53
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Business Applications category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Business Applications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Business Applications category
4359 4674 4367
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.83% 8.58% 9.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 2440 2631 2219
Average daily rate £450 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £425
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 45 77
Average hourly rate £30.00 £34.00 £37.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% -10.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.35 £14.55 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £61.34 £53.25 £57.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £37.49 £37.80
% change year-on-year
-10.64% -0.82%

RMDS
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing RMDS within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Business Applications category.

RMDS Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

RMDS
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing RMDS within the UK.

RMDS Daily Rate Trend in the UK

RMDS
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing RMDS within the UK over the 3 months to 27 April 2015.

RMDS Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

RMDS
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing RMDS within the UK.

RMDS Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

RMDS
Top 6 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing RMDS within the UK over the 3 months to 27 April 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -26 52 £563 -13.46% 4
London -51 38 £563 -13.46% 4
Surrey - 14 - -
South East - 14 - -
City of London -6 11 £575 -4.16% 1
Docklands, London -2 1 £650 -

RMDS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing RMDS also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited RMDS.

1 39 (45.88%) TIBCO
2 38 (44.71%) Bloomberg
2 38 (44.71%) Java
3 37 (43.53%) Rendezvous
4 34 (40.00%) ITIL
5 32 (37.65%) Linux
6 31 (36.47%) F5
7 30 (35.29%) Multicast
7 30 (35.29%) Finance
8 29 (34.12%) Load Balancing
8 29 (34.12%) Oracle
9 28 (32.94%) Cisco
10 27 (31.76%) Firewall
10 27 (31.76%) Wireshark
11 25 (29.41%) Service Management
11 25 (29.41%) Change Management
11 25 (29.41%) TCP/IP
11 25 (29.41%) Reuters
11 25 (29.41%) SQL Server
12 24 (28.24%) Radianz
12 24 (28.24%) DNS
13 23 (27.06%) Blue Coat
13 23 (27.06%) CISSP
13 23 (27.06%) Juniper
13 23 (27.06%) CheckPoint
13 23 (27.06%) TippingPoint
13 23 (27.06%) Tradeweb
13 23 (27.06%) Network Architecture
14 22 (25.88%) LogLogic
14 22 (25.88%) F5 BIG-IP LTM

RMDS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing RMDS also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited RMDS. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 14 (16.47%) IIS
1 14 (16.47%) Apache
1 14 (16.47%) WebSphere
2 8 (9.41%) WebSphere Application Server
3 6 (7.06%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 6 (7.06%) Oracle Coherence
3 6 (7.06%) Tomcat
4 4 (4.71%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (4.71%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 9 (10.59%) ION MarketView
2 3 (3.53%) Eikon
Communications & Networking
1 30 (35.29%) Multicast
2 27 (31.76%) Firewall
2 27 (31.76%) Wireshark
3 25 (29.41%) TCP/IP
4 24 (28.24%) DNS
5 22 (25.88%) DHCP
5 22 (25.88%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 22 (25.88%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 8 (9.41%) Network Security
6 8 (9.41%) BIG-IP
7 7 (8.24%) LAN
7 7 (8.24%) WAN
7 7 (8.24%) SAN
8 6 (7.06%) HTTP
8 6 (7.06%) NAS
9 5 (5.88%) FCoE
9 5 (5.88%) Fibre Channel
9 5 (5.88%) iSCSI
10 3 (3.53%) Internet
10 3 (3.53%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (29.41%) SQL Server
2 9 (10.59%) Relational Database
3 5 (5.88%) Hadoop
3 5 (5.88%) HBase
4 2 (2.35%) DTS
5 1 (1.18%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 8 (9.41%) Introscope
1 8 (9.41%) JMeter
General
1 30 (35.29%) Finance
2 20 (23.53%) Front Office
3 17 (20.00%) Banking
4 7 (8.24%) Investment Banking
5 3 (3.53%) Financial Institution
6 2 (2.35%) Back Office
7 1 (1.18%) Publishing
7 1 (1.18%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 25 (29.41%) Developer
2 24 (28.24%) Consultant
3 21 (24.71%) Network Consultant
3 21 (24.71%) Java Developer
4 14 (16.47%) Firewall Consultant
5 13 (15.29%) Market Data Engineer
6 12 (14.12%) Support Engineer
7 9 (10.59%) Security Consultant
8 8 (9.41%) Applications Support
8 8 (9.41%) Applications Support Engineer
8 8 (9.41%) Network Security Consultant
9 7 (8.24%) Analyst
10 6 (7.06%) Architect
11 5 (5.88%) Infrastructure Architect
11 5 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 4 (4.71%) C# Developer
12 4 (4.71%) Solutions Architect
12 4 (4.71%) Market Data Support Engineer
12 4 (4.71%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
13 3 (3.53%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (43.53%) Rendezvous
2 17 (20.00%) Ultra Messaging
3 16 (18.82%) FIX Protocol
4 14 (16.47%) Middleware
5 10 (11.76%) .NET
6 8 (9.41%) Java EE
7 7 (8.24%) HTML
8 6 (7.06%) XML
8 6 (7.06%) XSLT
9 3 (3.53%) WPF
10 1 (1.18%) JavaFX
10 1 (1.18%) RESTful
10 1 (1.18%) HTML5
10 1 (1.18%) WCF
10 1 (1.18%) Reactive Extensions
10 1 (1.18%) Swing
10 1 (1.18%) CSS
10 1 (1.18%) Web Services
10 1 (1.18%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 21 (24.71%) Management Information System
2 15 (17.65%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 11 (12.94%) Fixed Income
4 4 (4.71%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (3.53%) Derivative
6 2 (2.35%) Credit Derivative
7 1 (1.18%) Thin Client
7 1 (1.18%) Fat Client
7 1 (1.18%) Hedge funds
7 1 (1.18%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 32 (37.65%) Linux
2 21 (24.71%) UNIX
3 18 (21.18%) Windows
4 9 (10.59%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (40.00%) ITIL
2 29 (34.12%) Load Balancing
3 25 (29.41%) Service Management
3 25 (29.41%) Change Management
4 23 (27.06%) Network Architecture
5 17 (20.00%) Multithreading
6 15 (17.65%) Low Latency
6 15 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
7 11 (12.94%) Problem Management
8 9 (10.59%) Risk Management
8 9 (10.59%) Project Management
9 8 (9.41%) Release Management
9 8 (9.41%) Load Testing
9 8 (9.41%) Capacity Management
9 8 (9.41%) E-Commerce
10 5 (5.88%) Benchmarking
10 5 (5.88%) Performance Tuning
11 4 (4.71%) Time Management
11 4 (4.71%) TDD
12 2 (2.35%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 38 (44.71%) Java
2 18 (21.18%) SQL
3 6 (7.06%) JavaScript
4 4 (4.71%) Perl
4 4 (4.71%) C#
4 4 (4.71%) Shell Script
5 3 (3.53%) C++
Qualifications
1 23 (27.06%) CISSP
2 1 (1.18%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 6 (7.06%) NFS
1 6 (7.06%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (5.88%) Hyper-V
2 5 (5.88%) SRDF
2 5 (5.88%) KVM
2 5 (5.88%) Active Directory
2 5 (5.88%) Xen
2 5 (5.88%) Oracle RAC
3 4 (4.71%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (1.18%) Samba
Systems Management
1 10 (11.76%) ITRS Geneos
2 3 (3.53%) SCCM
3 1 (1.18%) Red Hat Spacewalk
Vendors
1 39 (45.88%) TIBCO
2 38 (44.71%) Bloomberg
3 31 (36.47%) F5
4 29 (34.12%) Oracle
5 28 (32.94%) Cisco
6 25 (29.41%) Reuters
7 24 (28.24%) Radianz
8 23 (27.06%) CheckPoint
8 23 (27.06%) Juniper
8 23 (27.06%) TippingPoint
8 23 (27.06%) Tradeweb
8 23 (27.06%) Blue Coat
9 22 (25.88%) LogLogic
9 22 (25.88%) Tufin
10 21 (24.71%) SolarWinds
10 21 (24.71%) NetScout
11 14 (16.47%) ION Trading
12 10 (11.76%) VMware
13 6 (7.06%) IBM
13 6 (7.06%) Sybase
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McGregor Boyall
Rate: £600 - £650 per day + depending on experience
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