The first table below looks at the demand for Electronic Trading skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Electronic Trading over the 3 months to 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the West Midlands region.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Electronic Trading
Rank 117 102 105
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +3
Contract jobs citing Electronic Trading 3 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.12% 0.25% 0.045%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.17% 0.38% 0.065%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 1
Average daily rate
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£450 £450 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +28.57%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £375 £425
% change year-on-year
+13.33% -11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Processes & Methodologies Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1788 1318 1534
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 72.62% 66.26% 69.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 966 673 741
Average daily rate £370 £350 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -1.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £250 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £511 £488 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 127 55 71
Average hourly rate £27.50 £37.80 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.24% +26.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.23 £12.50 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £37.80 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £31.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-19.35% -
Electronic Trading
England

Electronic Trading
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Electronic Trading across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Electronic Trading Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Electronic Trading
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Electronic Trading across the West Midlands region.

Electronic Trading Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Electronic Trading
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Electronic Trading within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 1 August 2014. 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
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Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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Birmingham -3 3 £450 -
Electronic Trading
England

Electronic Trading
Top 20 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing Electronic Trading 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 Electronic Trading.

1 4 (100.00%) UNIX
2 3 (75.00%) Linux
2 3 (75.00%) SQL
2 3 (75.00%) Shell Script
2 3 (75.00%) Banking
3 2 (50.00%) Low Latency
3 2 (50.00%) Risk Management
3 2 (50.00%) Equities
3 2 (50.00%) Oracle
3 2 (50.00%) Sybase
3 2 (50.00%) C#
3 2 (50.00%) C++
3 2 (50.00%) Java
4 1 (25.00%) Perl
4 1 (25.00%) Control-M
4 1 (25.00%) Migration
4 1 (25.00%) Front Office
4 1 (25.00%) Middleware
4 1 (25.00%) ITRS Geneos
4 1 (25.00%) Investment Banking

Electronic Trading
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing Electronic Trading 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 Electronic Trading. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

General
1 3 (75.00%) Banking
2 1 (25.00%) Front Office
2 1 (25.00%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) UNIX Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Project Manager
2 1 (25.00%) UNIX Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) UNIX
2 3 (75.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Low Latency
1 2 (50.00%) Risk Management
2 1 (25.00%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) SQL
1 3 (75.00%) Shell Script
2 2 (50.00%) C#
2 2 (50.00%) C++
2 2 (50.00%) Java
3 1 (25.00%) Perl
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) Control-M
1 1 (25.00%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Oracle
1 2 (50.00%) Sybase