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The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for Electronic Trading skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Electronic Trading over the 6 months to 19 May 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Electronic Trading (eTrading)
Central London > City of London
6 months to
19 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 93 69 121
Rank change year-on-year -24 +52 +67
Contract jobs citing Electronic Trading 95 85 38
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 2.26% 3.04% 1.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.48% 3.33% 1.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 75 29
10th Percentile £625 £564 £598
25th Percentile £663 £613 £613
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £778 £675 £700
Median % change year-on-year +15.19% -3.57% +3.70%
75th Percentile £878 £721 £838
90th Percentile £913 £750 £850
Central London median daily rate £775 £675 £700
% change year-on-year +14.81% -3.57% +3.70%

Electronic Trading is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
City of London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 3,835 2,554 2,865
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 91.35% 91.31% 88.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,902 1,860 2,129
10th Percentile £388 £340 £336
25th Percentile £475 £431 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £575 £525 £513
Median % change year-on-year +9.52% +2.44% -2.38%
75th Percentile £688 £625 £601
90th Percentile £775 £712 £675
Central London median daily rate £575 £525 £500
% change year-on-year +9.52% +5.00% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 28 51
10th Percentile £18.50 £8.00 £12.42
25th Percentile £24.19 £12.28 £14.19
Median hourly rate £40.50 £20.00 £24.00
Median % change year-on-year +102.50% -16.67% +21.52%
75th Percentile £55.38 £28.19 £39.00
90th Percentile £64.78 £38.98 £52.25
Central London median hourly rate £40.50 £20.00 £24.12
% change year-on-year +102.50% -17.08% +22.13%

Electronic Trading
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing Electronic Trading as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for Electronic Trading in the City of London

Electronic Trading
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Electronic Trading in the City of London.

Daily rate trend for Electronic Trading in the City of London

Electronic Trading
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Electronic Trading in the City of London over the 6 months to 19 May 2022.

Daily rate histogram for Electronic Trading in the City of London

Electronic Trading
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Electronic Trading in the City of London.

Hourly rate trend for Electronic Trading in the City of London

For the 6 months to 19 May 2022, IT contractor jobs citing Electronic Trading also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the City of London region with a requirement for Electronic Trading.

1 74 (77.89%) Front Office
2 43 (45.26%) Java
2 43 (45.26%) Banking
3 38 (40.00%) Multithreading
4 36 (37.89%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 36 (37.89%) Low Latency
5 33 (34.74%) Finance
5 33 (34.74%) Agile
6 31 (32.63%) Fixed Income
7 29 (30.53%) Investment Banking
8 27 (28.42%) C#
9 21 (22.11%) SQL
9 21 (22.11%) Social Skills
10 16 (16.84%) .NET
10 16 (16.84%) Oracle
10 16 (16.84%) Multithreaded Programming
11 13 (13.68%) Performance Tuning
11 13 (13.68%) Equities
12 10 (10.53%) DevOps
12 10 (10.53%) Derivative
13 9 (9.47%) Linux
13 9 (9.47%) React
14 8 (8.42%) TypeScript
14 8 (8.42%) AngularJS
14 8 (8.42%) Reactive Extensions
14 8 (8.42%) Unix
14 8 (8.42%) Windows
14 8 (8.42%) Python
15 7 (7.37%) ION Trading
15 7 (7.37%) QA

Electronic Trading
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.05%) Elasticsearch
1 1 (1.05%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 1 (1.05%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 5 (5.26%) ION MarketView
2 1 (1.05%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.26%) Azure
2 3 (3.16%) AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.26%) Firewall
2 3 (3.16%) Network Security
3 2 (2.11%) Multicast
3 2 (2.11%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.05%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.16%) KDB
2 2 (2.11%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (2.11%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.05%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.05%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (5.26%) TeamCity
2 4 (4.21%) IBM UrbanCode
2 4 (4.21%) JIRA
3 2 (2.11%) Jenkins
3 2 (2.11%) Oracle APEX
4 1 (1.05%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.05%) Maven
4 1 (1.05%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (1.05%) SonarQube
4 1 (1.05%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (1.05%) Visual Studio
General
1 74 (77.89%) Front Office
2 43 (45.26%) Banking
3 33 (34.74%) Finance
4 29 (30.53%) Investment Banking
5 21 (22.11%) Social Skills
6 4 (4.21%) Financial Institution
6 4 (4.21%) Publishing
7 3 (3.16%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (3.16%) Back Office
7 3 (3.16%) Legal
8 1 (1.05%) Games
8 1 (1.05%) Influencing Skills
Job Titles
1 68 (71.58%) Developer
2 36 (37.89%) Java Developer
3 30 (31.58%) Front Office Developer
4 20 (21.05%) C# Developer
5 17 (17.89%) Senior Developer
6 13 (13.68%) Electronic Trading Developer
7 11 (11.58%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
7 11 (11.58%) Investment Banking Java Developer
8 10 (10.53%) Analyst
9 8 (8.42%) Senior C# Developer
10 5 (5.26%) Business Analyst
10 5 (5.26%) Senior Java Developer
11 4 (4.21%) Senior Analyst
11 4 (4.21%) Senior Business Analyst
12 3 (3.16%) Angular Developer
12 3 (3.16%) C# WPF Developer
12 3 (3.16%) Full Stack Developer
12 3 (3.16%) Product Analyst
12 3 (3.16%) React Developer
12 3 (3.16%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (16.84%) .NET
2 9 (9.47%) React
3 8 (8.42%) AngularJS
3 8 (8.42%) Reactive Extensions
4 7 (7.37%) HTML
4 7 (7.37%) HTML5
5 6 (6.32%) FIX Protocol
6 5 (5.26%) WPF
7 4 (4.21%) .NET Core
8 3 (3.16%) Rendezvous
8 3 (3.16%) Task Parallel Library
8 3 (3.16%) XML
9 2 (2.11%) JMS
9 2 (2.11%) Middleware
9 2 (2.11%) RESTful
9 2 (2.11%) TIBCO EMS
9 2 (2.11%) XML Messaging
10 1 (1.05%) Elastic Stack
10 1 (1.05%) Kafka
10 1 (1.05%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 36 (37.89%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 31 (32.63%) Fixed Income
3 13 (13.68%) Equities
4 10 (10.53%) Derivative
5 4 (4.21%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (3.16%) Reinsurance
6 3 (3.16%) User Experience
7 2 (2.11%) Algorithms
7 2 (2.11%) Data Structures
7 2 (2.11%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (2.11%) Hedge funds
8 1 (1.05%) Credit Risk
8 1 (1.05%) Data Centre
8 1 (1.05%) Linux Command Line
8 1 (1.05%) Market Risk
8 1 (1.05%) State Machine
8 1 (1.05%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 9 (9.47%) Linux
2 8 (8.42%) Unix
2 8 (8.42%) Windows
3 1 (1.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (40.00%) Multithreading
2 36 (37.89%) Low Latency
3 33 (34.74%) Agile
4 16 (16.84%) Multithreaded Programming
5 13 (13.68%) Performance Tuning
6 10 (10.53%) DevOps
7 6 (6.32%) Algorithmic Trading
7 6 (6.32%) Computer Science
7 6 (6.32%) Continuous Integration
7 6 (6.32%) MVVM
7 6 (6.32%) Risk Management
8 5 (5.26%) Business Analysis
8 5 (5.26%) Microservices
8 5 (5.26%) OO
8 5 (5.26%) Scrum
8 5 (5.26%) TDD
8 5 (5.26%) Workflow
9 4 (4.21%) E-Commerce
9 4 (4.21%) Lean Software Development
9 4 (4.21%) Site Reliability Engineering
Programming Languages
1 43 (45.26%) Java
2 27 (28.42%) C#
3 21 (22.11%) SQL
4 8 (8.42%) Python
4 8 (8.42%) TypeScript
5 5 (5.26%) C++
6 3 (3.16%) JavaScript
7 2 (2.11%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.05%) Bash
8 1 (1.05%) C
8 1 (1.05%) Go
8 1 (1.05%) Perl
8 1 (1.05%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.05%) R
Qualifications
1 6 (6.32%) Degree
2 4 (4.21%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (3.16%) CCNA
3 3 (3.16%) CCNP
3 3 (3.16%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.05%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (7.37%) QA
2 5 (5.26%) PMO
3 1 (1.05%) MiFID
Systems Management
1 1 (1.05%) Ansible
1 1 (1.05%) HP ALM
1 1 (1.05%) ITRS Geneos
1 1 (1.05%) Kibana
1 1 (1.05%) logstash
Vendors
1 16 (16.84%) Oracle
2 7 (7.37%) ION Trading
3 5 (5.26%) DevExpress
4 3 (3.16%) CheckPoint
4 3 (3.16%) Cisco
4 3 (3.16%) Juniper
4 3 (3.16%) Palo Alto
4 3 (3.16%) TIBCO
5 2 (2.11%) Bloomberg
5 2 (2.11%) FIS
5 2 (2.11%) Rogue Wave
5 2 (2.11%) Solace
6 1 (1.05%) Azul
6 1 (1.05%) Currenex
6 1 (1.05%) Microsoft
6 1 (1.05%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.05%) Reuters
6 1 (1.05%) Sybase
6 1 (1.05%) Tradeweb