Period
to 19 November 2018

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 19 November 2018 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
19 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 101 71 97
Rank change year-on-year -30 +26 +5
Contract jobs citing Fixed Income 183 232 185
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 2.61% 3.30% 2.78%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 6.13% 7.48% 6.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 134 179 104
City of London median daily rate £625 £625 £619
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +1.01% +7.61%
10th Percentile £489 £458 £413
90th Percentile £775 £750 £725
Central London median daily rate £625 £625 £600
% change year-on-year - +4.17% +4.35%
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 2,985 3,100 2,794
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 42.58% 44.10% 42.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,337 2,408 2,180
City of London median daily rate £525 £525 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.53% -
10th Percentile £299 £325 £313
90th Percentile £713 £713 £675
Central London median daily rate £525 £525 £475
% change year-on-year - +10.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 36 31
City of London median hourly rate £19.50 £22.26 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.39% +17.14% -5.00%
10th Percentile £13.43 £12.88 £11.25
90th Percentile £36.76 £33.25 £55.00
Central London median hourly rate £19.50 £21.31 £18.73
% change year-on-year -8.50% +13.82% -6.38%

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 19 November 2018.

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 19 November 2018, 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.

1 110 (60.11%) Finance
2 91 (49.73%) Agile Software Development
3 82 (44.81%) Front Office
4 67 (36.61%) Equities
4 67 (36.61%) Java
5 53 (28.96%) Banking
6 46 (25.14%) Asset Management
6 46 (25.14%) C#
7 42 (22.95%) SQL Server
8 40 (21.86%) Investment Banking
9 39 (21.31%) Electronic Trading
10 38 (20.77%) SQL
11 37 (20.22%) Derivative
11 37 (20.22%) Multithreading
12 30 (16.39%) Problem-Solving
12 30 (16.39%) .NET
12 30 (16.39%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 29 (15.85%) Low Latency
14 27 (14.75%) TDD
15 24 (13.11%) Open Source
15 24 (13.11%) Greenfield Project
16 23 (12.57%) SDLC
16 23 (12.57%) JavaScript
17 22 (12.02%) Financial Institution
17 22 (12.02%) Business Analysis
18 21 (11.48%) Microsoft
19 19 (10.38%) Retail
20 17 (9.29%) Back Office
20 17 (9.29%) Java 8
21 16 (8.74%) Client Onboarding

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 3 (1.64%) JBoss
1 3 (1.64%) WebLogic
2 2 (1.09%) Apache
2 2 (1.09%) Apache Solr
2 2 (1.09%) Apache Spark
2 2 (1.09%) Confluence
2 2 (1.09%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (0.55%) Alfresco
3 1 (0.55%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (0.55%) Content Management Server
3 1 (0.55%) MTS
3 1 (0.55%) Tomcat
Applications
1 14 (7.65%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (3.28%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (3.28%) Spreadsheet
3 4 (2.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 11 (6.01%) ION MarketView
2 5 (2.73%) Bloomberg TOMS
3 4 (2.19%) thinkFolio
4 2 (1.09%) IntelliMatch
4 2 (1.09%) Markit EDM
4 2 (1.09%) SimCorp Dimension
5 1 (0.55%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.55%) Eikon
5 1 (0.55%) LatentZero
5 1 (0.55%) SunGard Martini
Cloud Services
1 9 (4.92%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (4.37%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.09%) Azure Active Directory
3 2 (1.09%) PaaS
4 1 (0.55%) Apigee
4 1 (0.55%) Azure Data Factory
4 1 (0.55%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.55%) Data Lake Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.09%) DMZ
2 1 (0.55%) HTTP
2 1 (0.55%) LAN
2 1 (0.55%) Unified Communications
2 1 (0.55%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (22.95%) SQL Server
2 14 (7.65%) NoSQL
3 12 (6.56%) Relational Database
4 9 (4.92%) MongoDB
4 9 (4.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 9 (4.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 6 (3.28%) SQL Server 2012
6 5 (2.73%) MySQL
6 5 (2.73%) SQL Server 2016
7 4 (2.19%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (2.19%) RDBMS
8 3 (1.64%) KDB
8 3 (1.64%) MS Access
8 3 (1.64%) SQL Server 2008
8 3 (1.64%) SQL Server 2014
9 2 (1.09%) Apache Cassandra
9 2 (1.09%) Data Lake
9 2 (1.09%) HBase
9 2 (1.09%) Power BI
9 2 (1.09%) Riak
Development Applications
1 14 (7.65%) Git (software)
2 9 (4.92%) Subversion
3 8 (4.37%) Maven
4 7 (3.83%) SpecFlow
4 7 (3.83%) TeamCity
5 6 (3.28%) JIRA
5 6 (3.28%) JUnit
6 5 (2.73%) Visual Studio
7 4 (2.19%) Jenkins
7 4 (2.19%) NUnit
8 3 (1.64%) Moq
8 3 (1.64%) Rhino Mocks
8 3 (1.64%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (1.64%) webpack
9 2 (1.09%) Grunt
9 2 (1.09%) gulp
9 2 (1.09%) Jasmine
9 2 (1.09%) Mockito
9 2 (1.09%) Octopus Deploy
9 2 (1.09%) TestComplete
General
1 110 (60.11%) Finance
2 82 (44.81%) Front Office
3 53 (28.96%) Banking
4 40 (21.86%) Investment Banking
5 22 (12.02%) Financial Institution
6 19 (10.38%) Retail
7 17 (9.29%) Back Office
8 5 (2.73%) Advertising
8 5 (2.73%) Legal
9 2 (1.09%) Marketing
9 2 (1.09%) Prime Brokerage
Job Titles
1 112 (61.20%) Developer
2 41 (22.40%) Analyst
3 40 (21.86%) Java Developer
4 27 (14.75%) Front Office Developer
5 24 (13.11%) C# Developer
6 21 (11.48%) Business Analyst
7 16 (8.74%) .NET Developer
8 13 (7.10%) Senior Developer
9 11 (6.01%) SQL Developer
10 9 (4.92%) C# .NET Developer
11 8 (4.37%) Analyst Developer
11 8 (4.37%) Senior Analyst
12 7 (3.83%) VBA Developer
13 6 (3.28%) Angular Developer
14 5 (2.73%) Business Intelligence Developer
14 5 (2.73%) Node.js Developer
14 5 (2.73%) Python Developer
14 5 (2.73%) Scala Developer
14 5 (2.73%) Senior Java Analyst Programmer
14 5 (2.73%) Senior Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (16.39%) .NET
2 14 (7.65%) AngularJS
2 14 (7.65%) ASP.NET Web API
2 14 (7.65%) Middleware
2 14 (7.65%) Spring
3 13 (7.10%) Node.js
3 13 (7.10%) WCF
4 12 (6.56%) .NET Framework
4 12 (6.56%) FIX Protocol
5 11 (6.01%) WPF
5 11 (6.01%) XML
6 8 (4.37%) HTML
6 8 (4.37%) JMS
6 8 (4.37%) React
7 7 (3.83%) ASP.NET
8 6 (3.28%) .NET Core
8 6 (3.28%) WinForms
9 5 (2.73%) ActiveMQ
9 5 (2.73%) FpML
9 5 (2.73%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 67 (36.61%) Equities
2 37 (20.22%) Derivative
3 30 (16.39%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 24 (13.11%) Greenfield Project
5 11 (6.01%) Fintech
6 10 (5.46%) Computer Science
6 10 (5.46%) Hedge funds
7 8 (4.37%) Enterprise Software
8 7 (3.83%) Management Information System
8 7 (3.83%) Self-Motivation
9 6 (3.28%) Analytical Skills
10 5 (2.73%) OTC Derivatives
11 4 (2.19%) Tandem
12 3 (1.64%) Interest Rate Derivative
12 3 (1.64%) Podcast
13 2 (1.09%) Algorithms
13 2 (1.09%) Data Centre
13 2 (1.09%) Equity Derivative
13 2 (1.09%) Grid Computing
13 2 (1.09%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 13 (7.10%) Linux
1 13 (7.10%) Windows
2 7 (3.83%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 91 (49.73%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (25.14%) Asset Management
3 39 (21.31%) Electronic Trading
4 37 (20.22%) Multithreading
5 30 (16.39%) Problem-Solving
6 29 (15.85%) Low Latency
7 27 (14.75%) TDD
8 24 (13.11%) Open Source
9 23 (12.57%) SDLC
10 22 (12.02%) Business Analysis
11 16 (8.74%) Client Onboarding
11 16 (8.74%) OO
12 15 (8.20%) Scaled Agile Framework
13 13 (7.10%) Scrum
13 13 (7.10%) Test Automation
14 12 (6.56%) Business Intelligence
14 12 (6.56%) Investment Management
14 12 (6.56%) Unit Testing
15 11 (6.01%) Change Management
15 11 (6.01%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 67 (36.61%) Java
2 46 (25.14%) C#
3 38 (20.77%) SQL
4 23 (12.57%) JavaScript
5 17 (9.29%) Java 8
6 16 (8.74%) Python
7 11 (6.01%) VBA
8 10 (5.46%) C++
9 9 (4.92%) TypeScript
10 6 (3.28%) R
10 6 (3.28%) Scala
10 6 (3.28%) T-SQL
11 4 (2.19%) C
12 2 (1.09%) Bash Shell
12 2 (1.09%) PowerShell
12 2 (1.09%) VB
13 1 (0.55%) Tcl
13 1 (0.55%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 12 (6.56%) Degree
2 3 (1.64%) ISTQB
3 2 (1.09%) PMI Certification
4 1 (0.55%) CFA
4 1 (0.55%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (0.55%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.73%) Data Quality
2 4 (2.19%) MiFID
2 4 (2.19%) QA
2 4 (2.19%) SLA
3 2 (1.09%) PMO
4 1 (0.55%) Dodd-Frank
4 1 (0.55%) EMIR
4 1 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.55%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 14 (7.65%) Docker
2 3 (1.64%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.55%) Platform Symphony
3 1 (0.55%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (0.55%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 9 (4.92%) Kubernetes
2 3 (1.64%) HP ALM
3 2 (1.09%) Control-M
3 2 (1.09%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.55%) Ansible
Vendors
1 21 (11.48%) Microsoft
2 15 (8.20%) ION Trading
3 14 (7.65%) Bloomberg
4 12 (6.56%) Sybase
5 9 (4.92%) TIBCO
6 7 (3.83%) Charles River
7 6 (3.28%) Tableau
8 4 (2.19%) Cadence
8 4 (2.19%) FactSet
9 3 (1.64%) Calypso
9 3 (1.64%) GoldenSource
10 2 (1.09%) Atlassian
10 2 (1.09%) FXall
10 2 (1.09%) Murex
10 2 (1.09%) Oracle
10 2 (1.09%) SimCorp
10 2 (1.09%) Solace
10 2 (1.09%) Sophis
10 2 (1.09%) SunGard
10 2 (1.09%) Tradeweb