Period
to 17 February 2019

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Fixed Income in contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Fixed Income over the 6 months to 17 February 2019 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

Fixed Income
Central London > City of London
6 months to
17 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 105 88 90
Rank change year-on-year -17 +2 -20
Contract jobs citing Fixed Income 162 201 167
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 2.42% 2.85% 2.71%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 5.94% 6.74% 6.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 122 157 109
City of London median daily rate £638 £625 £625
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.00% - +8.70%
10th Percentile £489 £400 £425
90th Percentile £811 £763 £753
Central London median daily rate £625 £625 £625
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
City of London median hourly rate - - -
Central London median hourly rate - - -

Fixed Income is in the Generic IT Skills 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 generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
City of London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 2,725 2,983 2,428
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 40.62% 42.26% 39.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,070 2,369 1,855
City of London median daily rate £525 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £287 £315 £313
90th Percentile £700 £725 £675
Central London median daily rate £525 £525 £480
% change year-on-year - +9.38% +1.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 44 27
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £21.63 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.53% +13.82% +2.15%
10th Percentile £12.88 £12.58 £13.25
90th Percentile £37.09 £47.58 £55.00
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £21.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year -13.02% +13.16% -0.51%

Fixed Income
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing Fixed Income as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for Fixed Income in the City of London

Fixed Income
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Fixed Income in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Fixed Income in the City of London

Fixed Income
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Fixed Income in the City of London over the 6 months to 17 February 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Fixed Income in the City of London

Fixed Income
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Fixed Income in the City of London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Fixed Income in the City of London

For the 6 months to 17 February 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Fixed Income 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 Fixed Income.

1 95 (58.64%) Agile Software Development
2 92 (56.79%) Finance
3 82 (50.62%) Front Office
4 77 (47.53%) Java
5 59 (36.42%) Banking
6 48 (29.63%) Equities
7 43 (26.54%) Investment Banking
8 40 (24.69%) Electronic Trading
9 36 (22.22%) SQL
10 33 (20.37%) C#
10 33 (20.37%) Derivative
10 33 (20.37%) TDD
11 31 (19.14%) Multithreading
12 29 (17.90%) Asset Management
12 29 (17.90%) Low Latency
13 27 (16.67%) SQL Server
14 25 (15.43%) JIRA
15 23 (14.20%) Open Source
15 23 (14.20%) Greenfield Project
16 22 (13.58%) Problem-Solving
17 21 (12.96%) Hedge funds
18 20 (12.35%) XML
18 20 (12.35%) Spring
18 20 (12.35%) Java 8
18 20 (12.35%) Client Onboarding
19 19 (11.73%) User Acceptance Testing
19 19 (11.73%) Continuous Integration
19 19 (11.73%) C++
19 19 (11.73%) JavaScript
20 17 (10.49%) Python

Fixed Income
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 8 (4.94%) JBoss
2 6 (3.70%) Confluence
3 3 (1.85%) WebLogic
3 3 (1.85%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.62%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (0.62%) MQSeries
4 1 (0.62%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 15 (9.26%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (5.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 7 (4.32%) Microsoft Office
4 4 (2.47%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.23%) IntelliMatch
1 2 (1.23%) ION MarketView
1 2 (1.23%) Markit EDM
1 2 (1.23%) SimCorp Dimension
2 1 (0.62%) 3000 Xtra
2 1 (0.62%) Actimize
2 1 (0.62%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.62%) Eikon
2 1 (0.62%) RMDS
2 1 (0.62%) SunGard Martini
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.09%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.85%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.62%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 1 (0.62%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.62%) Amazon S3
3 1 (0.62%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.62%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (0.62%) Office 365
3 1 (0.62%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.47%) AMQP
2 3 (1.85%) LAN
2 3 (1.85%) WAN
3 2 (1.23%) DMZ
3 2 (1.23%) Unified Communications
4 1 (0.62%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 15 (9.26%) NoSQL
3 12 (7.41%) Relational Database
4 9 (5.56%) MongoDB
5 6 (3.70%) MySQL
5 6 (3.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 6 (3.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 5 (3.09%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (3.09%) KDB
6 5 (3.09%) RDBMS
7 3 (1.85%) MS Access
8 2 (1.23%) DB2
8 2 (1.23%) Kdb+
8 2 (1.23%) SQL Server 2014
8 2 (1.23%) SQL Server 2016
9 1 (0.62%) BusinessObjects
9 1 (0.62%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
9 1 (0.62%) Data Lake
9 1 (0.62%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 25 (15.43%) JIRA
2 15 (9.26%) Maven
3 13 (8.02%) Subversion
4 11 (6.79%) JUnit
5 9 (5.56%) Git (software)
6 6 (3.70%) jMock
7 5 (3.09%) Hudson
8 4 (2.47%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 4 (2.47%) FishEye
9 3 (1.85%) Jenkins
9 3 (1.85%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (1.85%) Visual Studio
10 2 (1.23%) Mockito
10 2 (1.23%) Robot Framework
10 2 (1.23%) TestComplete
11 1 (0.62%) HP UFT
11 1 (0.62%) Moq
11 1 (0.62%) Rhino Mocks
11 1 (0.62%) SpecFlow
11 1 (0.62%) TeamCity
General
1 92 (56.79%) Finance
2 82 (50.62%) Front Office
3 59 (36.42%) Banking
4 43 (26.54%) Investment Banking
5 11 (6.79%) Financial Institution
6 10 (6.17%) Back Office
7 7 (4.32%) Retail
8 2 (1.23%) Advertising
8 2 (1.23%) Legal
9 1 (0.62%) Law
9 1 (0.62%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 87 (53.70%) Developer
2 48 (29.63%) Analyst
3 47 (29.01%) Java Developer
4 25 (15.43%) Front Office Developer
5 21 (12.96%) Business Analyst
6 14 (8.64%) Quantitative Developer
7 11 (6.79%) Senior Analyst
8 10 (6.17%) Report Analyst
9 9 (5.56%) Analyst Programmer
9 9 (5.56%) C++ Developer
9 9 (5.56%) C++ Quantitative Developer
9 9 (5.56%) Electronic Trading Developer
9 9 (5.56%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
9 9 (5.56%) Java Analyst Programmer
9 9 (5.56%) Java Programmer
9 9 (5.56%) Programmer
10 8 (4.94%) Senior Analyst Programmer
10 8 (4.94%) Senior Java Analyst Programmer
10 8 (4.94%) Senior Java Programmer
10 8 (4.94%) Senior Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (12.35%) Spring
1 20 (12.35%) XML
2 17 (10.49%) Middleware
3 15 (9.26%) JMS
4 13 (8.02%) FIX Protocol
5 10 (6.17%) .NET
5 10 (6.17%) XSLT
6 7 (4.32%) AngularJS
6 7 (4.32%) FpML
7 6 (3.70%) Hibernate
7 6 (3.70%) Java EE
7 6 (3.70%) Node.js
7 6 (3.70%) Rendezvous
7 6 (3.70%) RESTful
7 6 (3.70%) Spring Boot
7 6 (3.70%) Web Services
7 6 (3.70%) XSD
8 5 (3.09%) JSON
8 5 (3.09%) MSMQ
8 5 (3.09%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 48 (29.63%) Equities
2 33 (20.37%) Derivative
3 23 (14.20%) Greenfield Project
4 21 (12.96%) Hedge funds
5 16 (9.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 9 (5.56%) Self-Motivation
7 8 (4.94%) Management Information System
7 8 (4.94%) Podcast
7 8 (4.94%) Tandem
8 6 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
9 5 (3.09%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (1.85%) Fintech
10 3 (1.85%) PMI
11 2 (1.23%) Data Centre
11 2 (1.23%) Interest Rate Derivative
11 2 (1.23%) OTC Derivatives
11 2 (1.23%) Reference Data
12 1 (0.62%) Data Structures
12 1 (0.62%) Private Cloud
12 1 (0.62%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 13 (8.02%) Linux
2 12 (7.41%) Unix
2 12 (7.41%) Windows
3 1 (0.62%) Android
3 1 (0.62%) Solaris
3 1 (0.62%) Windows 10
3 1 (0.62%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (58.64%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (24.69%) Electronic Trading
3 33 (20.37%) TDD
4 31 (19.14%) Multithreading
5 29 (17.90%) Asset Management
5 29 (17.90%) Low Latency
6 23 (14.20%) Open Source
7 22 (13.58%) Problem-Solving
8 20 (12.35%) Client Onboarding
9 19 (11.73%) Continuous Integration
9 19 (11.73%) User Acceptance Testing
10 15 (9.26%) Business Analysis
10 15 (9.26%) SDLC
11 14 (8.64%) Microservices
11 14 (8.64%) OO
12 13 (8.02%) Scaled Agile Framework
13 11 (6.79%) Business Intelligence
13 11 (6.79%) Change Control
13 11 (6.79%) Migration
14 10 (6.17%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 77 (47.53%) Java
2 36 (22.22%) SQL
3 33 (20.37%) C#
4 20 (12.35%) Java 8
5 19 (11.73%) C++
5 19 (11.73%) JavaScript
6 17 (10.49%) Python
7 12 (7.41%) VBA
8 3 (1.85%) R
8 3 (1.85%) Scala
8 3 (1.85%) Shell Script
9 2 (1.23%) C
9 2 (1.23%) T-SQL
9 2 (1.23%) VB
10 1 (0.62%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.62%) Bourne shell
10 1 (0.62%) Korn
10 1 (0.62%) Perl
10 1 (0.62%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.62%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (3.09%) Degree
2 4 (2.47%) PMI Certification
3 3 (1.85%) ISTQB
3 3 (1.85%) PhD
4 1 (0.62%) AWS Certification
4 1 (0.62%) CFA
4 1 (0.62%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.47%) MiFID
2 2 (1.23%) EMIR
2 2 (1.23%) PMO
2 2 (1.23%) QA
3 1 (0.62%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.62%) Dodd-Frank
3 1 (0.62%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (2.47%) Docker
2 2 (1.23%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.23%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (0.62%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (1.85%) HP ALM
2 2 (1.23%) Ansible
2 2 (1.23%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.62%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.62%) Puppet
3 1 (0.62%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 13 (8.02%) Microsoft
2 12 (7.41%) Bloomberg
3 11 (6.79%) Sybase
4 8 (4.94%) GoldenSource
4 8 (4.94%) ION Trading
4 8 (4.94%) TIBCO
5 7 (4.32%) Tableau
6 6 (3.70%) Murex
7 5 (3.09%) Charles River
7 5 (3.09%) FactSet
7 5 (3.09%) Oracle
8 4 (2.47%) Atlassian
8 4 (2.47%) Calypso
9 3 (1.85%) Reuters
10 2 (1.23%) Fidessa
10 2 (1.23%) Informatica
10 2 (1.23%) SimCorp
10 2 (1.23%) Solace
10 2 (1.23%) SunGard
10 2 (1.23%) Tradeweb