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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Reuters Market Data System (RMDS)
Rank 603 534 506
Rank change year-on-year
-69 -28
Contract jobs citing RMDS 10 58 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.018% 0.11% 0.10%
As % of the Business Applications category 0.23% 1.21% 1.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 53 38
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£588 £650 £588
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.61% +10.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £555 £418
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £875 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £39.51
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
4434 4798 4537
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.94% 9.07% 9.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 2507 2511 2286
Average daily rate £450 £425 £430
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -1.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £413 £425
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 61 76
Average hourly rate £22.50 £31.50 £32.58
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.57% -3.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £17.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.15 £50.25 £61.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £28.00 £36.90
% change year-on-year
-17.85% -24.11%

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
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 3 July 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 -79 10 £588 -9.61%
London -61 9 £625 -3.84%
City of London -18 6 £625 -
South East - 1 £500 -
Kent - 1 £500 -
Surrey - 1 £500 -

RMDS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 36 (50.70%) Java
2 35 (49.30%) TIBCO
3 33 (46.48%) Rendezvous
3 33 (46.48%) ITIL
4 31 (43.66%) Finance
5 30 (42.25%) Bloomberg
5 30 (42.25%) Linux
6 29 (40.85%) Cisco
6 29 (40.85%) Multicast
7 28 (39.44%) F5
7 28 (39.44%) Oracle
8 27 (38.03%) Load Balancing
9 24 (33.80%) Service Management
9 24 (33.80%) Firewall
10 23 (32.39%) SQL Server
10 23 (32.39%) TCP/IP
11 21 (29.58%) DNS
11 21 (29.58%) Change Management
11 21 (29.58%) Radianz
12 20 (28.17%) NetScout
12 20 (28.17%) Blue Coat
12 20 (28.17%) CheckPoint
12 20 (28.17%) Juniper
12 20 (28.17%) LogLogic
12 20 (28.17%) Lancope
12 20 (28.17%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 20 (28.17%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 20 (28.17%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
12 20 (28.17%) Wireshark
12 20 (28.17%) TippingPoint

RMDS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 17 (23.94%) Apache
2 16 (22.54%) IIS
2 16 (22.54%) WebSphere
3 8 (11.27%) Oracle Coherence
3 8 (11.27%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 8 (11.27%) WebSphere Application Server
3 8 (11.27%) Tomcat
4 4 (5.63%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (5.63%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (11.27%) ION MarketView
2 4 (5.63%) Eikon
Communications & Networking
1 29 (40.85%) Multicast
2 24 (33.80%) Firewall
3 23 (32.39%) TCP/IP
4 21 (29.58%) DNS
5 20 (28.17%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 20 (28.17%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 20 (28.17%) Wireshark
6 19 (26.76%) DHCP
7 10 (14.08%) LAN
8 9 (12.68%) WAN
9 8 (11.27%) HTTP
9 8 (11.27%) Network Security
9 8 (11.27%) BIG-IP
10 7 (9.86%) iSCSI
10 7 (9.86%) NAS
10 7 (9.86%) FCoE
10 7 (9.86%) Fibre Channel
10 7 (9.86%) SAN
11 3 (4.23%) Internet
11 3 (4.23%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (32.39%) SQL Server
2 9 (12.68%) Relational Database
3 7 (9.86%) Hadoop
3 7 (9.86%) HBase
4 2 (2.82%) DTS
Development Applications
1 8 (11.27%) Introscope
1 8 (11.27%) JMeter
2 1 (1.41%) Oracle APEX
General
1 31 (43.66%) Finance
2 17 (23.94%) Front Office
2 17 (23.94%) Banking
3 7 (9.86%) Investment Banking
4 3 (4.23%) Financial Institution
5 2 (2.82%) Back Office
5 2 (2.82%) Publishing
6 1 (1.41%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 20 (28.17%) Developer
1 20 (28.17%) Consultant
2 19 (26.76%) Network Consultant
3 17 (23.94%) Java Developer
4 11 (15.49%) Support Engineer
4 11 (15.49%) Firewall Consultant
5 9 (12.68%) Market Data Engineer
5 9 (12.68%) Applications Support
6 8 (11.27%) Security Consultant
6 8 (11.27%) Architect
6 8 (11.27%) Network Security Consultant
6 8 (11.27%) Applications Support Engineer
7 7 (9.86%) Infrastructure Architect
8 6 (8.45%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
8 6 (8.45%) Solutions Architect
9 5 (7.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 3 (4.23%) C# Developer
10 3 (4.23%) Service Analyst
10 3 (4.23%) Lead Developer
10 3 (4.23%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (46.48%) Rendezvous
2 18 (25.35%) Ultra Messaging
3 16 (22.54%) Middleware
4 14 (19.72%) FIX Protocol
5 9 (12.68%) XML
5 9 (12.68%) HTML
5 9 (12.68%) .NET
6 8 (11.27%) XSLT
6 8 (11.27%) Java EE
7 3 (4.23%) WPF
8 1 (1.41%) Reactive Extensions
8 1 (1.41%) XHTML
8 1 (1.41%) WCF
8 1 (1.41%) SOAP
8 1 (1.41%) Web Services
8 1 (1.41%) WinForms
8 1 (1.41%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 20 (28.17%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 19 (26.76%) Management Information System
3 16 (22.54%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 8 (11.27%) Fixed Income
5 3 (4.23%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (2.82%) Data Centre
6 2 (2.82%) Credit Derivative
6 2 (2.82%) Derivative
7 1 (1.41%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.41%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 30 (42.25%) Linux
2 18 (25.35%) Windows
3 14 (19.72%) UNIX
4 9 (12.68%) Solaris
5 1 (1.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.41%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (46.48%) ITIL
2 27 (38.03%) Load Balancing
3 24 (33.80%) Service Management
4 21 (29.58%) Change Management
5 20 (28.17%) Network Architecture
6 16 (22.54%) Multithreading
6 16 (22.54%) Agile Software Development
7 14 (19.72%) Low Latency
8 11 (15.49%) Problem Management
9 10 (14.08%) Project Management
10 9 (12.68%) Risk Management
11 8 (11.27%) E-Commerce
11 8 (11.27%) Release Management
11 8 (11.27%) Load Testing
11 8 (11.27%) Capacity Management
12 7 (9.86%) Performance Tuning
12 7 (9.86%) Benchmarking
13 4 (5.63%) TDD
13 4 (5.63%) Time Management
14 3 (4.23%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 36 (50.70%) Java
2 19 (26.76%) SQL
3 9 (12.68%) JavaScript
4 5 (7.04%) Perl
5 3 (4.23%) C#
5 3 (4.23%) C++
5 3 (4.23%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.41%) C
6 1 (1.41%) Python
6 1 (1.41%) PHP
Qualifications
1 19 (26.76%) CISSP
2 2 (2.82%) PMP
2 2 (2.82%) PMI Certification
3 1 (1.41%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.41%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (1.41%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.41%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (11.27%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (9.86%) Hyper-V
2 7 (9.86%) SRDF
2 7 (9.86%) KVM
2 7 (9.86%) NFS
2 7 (9.86%) Xen
2 7 (9.86%) Oracle RAC
3 4 (5.63%) Active Directory
3 4 (5.63%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 10 (14.08%) ITRS Geneos
2 3 (4.23%) SCCM
Vendors
1 35 (49.30%) TIBCO
2 30 (42.25%) Bloomberg
3 29 (40.85%) Cisco
4 28 (39.44%) Oracle
4 28 (39.44%) F5
5 21 (29.58%) Radianz
6 20 (28.17%) CheckPoint
6 20 (28.17%) Juniper
6 20 (28.17%) SolarWinds
6 20 (28.17%) Tufin
6 20 (28.17%) Blue Coat
6 20 (28.17%) NetScout
6 20 (28.17%) TippingPoint
6 20 (28.17%) LogLogic
6 20 (28.17%) Lancope
7 19 (26.76%) Tradeweb
8 18 (25.35%) Reuters
9 12 (16.90%) ION Trading
10 11 (15.49%) VMware
11 8 (11.27%) Sybase