Period
to 16 July 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 16 July 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
16 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 97 72 103
Rank change year-on-year -25 +31 +7
Contract jobs citing Fixed Income 193 210 160
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 2.72% 3.25% 2.35%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 6.24% 7.84% 5.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 134 162 130
City of London median daily rate £625 £616 £575
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.42% +7.17% +4.55%
10th Percentile £504 £475 £413
90th Percentile £738 £750 £725
Central London median daily rate £625 £620 £575
% change year-on-year +0.81% +7.83% +4.55%
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 3,094 2,679 2,709
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 43.60% 41.48% 39.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,389 2,035 2,202
City of London median daily rate £525 £525 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.53% +5.56%
10th Percentile £315 £311 £300
90th Percentile £725 £675 £675
Central London median daily rate £525 £500 £474
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.54% +5.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 26 40
City of London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.85 £18.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.10% +0.53% -8.29%
10th Percentile £12.72 £12.51 £11.25
90th Percentile £45.60 £29.88 £47.43
Central London median hourly rate £20.00 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +17.65% -10.53% -7.07%

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 16 July 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 16 July 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.

1 116 (60.10%) Finance
2 75 (38.86%) Front Office
3 62 (32.12%) Agile Software Development
4 59 (30.57%) Asset Management
5 58 (30.05%) Java
6 57 (29.53%) C#
6 57 (29.53%) Equities
7 49 (25.39%) SQL
8 48 (24.87%) Banking
9 43 (22.28%) Derivative
10 40 (20.73%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 40 (20.73%) SQL Server
11 39 (20.21%) Electronic Trading
12 36 (18.65%) .NET
13 35 (18.13%) Investment Banking
14 31 (16.06%) Multithreading
15 29 (15.03%) Financial Institution
16 28 (14.51%) Business Analysis
16 28 (14.51%) Problem-Solving
17 27 (13.99%) Retail
18 26 (13.47%) JavaScript
19 24 (12.44%) AngularJS
20 23 (11.92%) SDLC
20 23 (11.92%) Degree
21 22 (11.40%) TypeScript
22 21 (10.88%) Python
22 21 (10.88%) Microsoft Excel
23 20 (10.36%) Change Management
23 20 (10.36%) Low Latency
24 19 (9.84%) TDD

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 (1.55%) Apache
1 3 (1.55%) Apache Spark
1 3 (1.55%) Elasticsearch
1 3 (1.55%) WebLogic
2 2 (1.04%) Apache Solr
2 2 (1.04%) Confluence
2 2 (1.04%) GlassFish
2 2 (1.04%) Tomcat
2 2 (1.04%) WebSphere
2 2 (1.04%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (0.52%) CMS
3 1 (0.52%) EPiServer
3 1 (0.52%) JBoss
3 1 (0.52%) MTS
3 1 (0.52%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 21 (10.88%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (4.66%) Spreadsheet
3 6 (3.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (1.04%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.52%) InVision
5 1 (0.52%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 15 (7.77%) ION MarketView
2 9 (4.66%) thinkFolio
3 4 (2.07%) Bloomberg TOMS
3 4 (2.07%) SimCorp Dimension
4 3 (1.55%) Orchestrade
4 3 (1.55%) RMDS
5 2 (1.04%) Markit EDM
6 1 (0.52%) Bloomberg AIM
6 1 (0.52%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.52%) Eloqua
6 1 (0.52%) Sentinel
6 1 (0.52%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 8 (4.15%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (3.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.52%) Adobe Creative Cloud
3 1 (0.52%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.52%) npm
3 1 (0.52%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.52%) DMZ
1 1 (0.52%) DWDM
1 1 (0.52%) Internet
1 1 (0.52%) Intranet
1 1 (0.52%) LAN
1 1 (0.52%) MPLS
1 1 (0.52%) Network Security
1 1 (0.52%) Unified Communications
1 1 (0.52%) VPN
1 1 (0.52%) WAN
1 1 (0.52%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (20.73%) SQL Server
2 13 (6.74%) Relational Database
3 9 (4.66%) SQL Server 2012
4 7 (3.63%) MongoDB
4 7 (3.63%) NoSQL
4 7 (3.63%) SQL Server 2016
5 6 (3.11%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (2.07%) MySQL
6 4 (2.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (1.55%) Apache Cassandra
8 2 (1.04%) HBase
8 2 (1.04%) MS Access
8 2 (1.04%) OLAP
8 2 (1.04%) Power BI
8 2 (1.04%) Riak
8 2 (1.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.52%) DB2
9 1 (0.52%) Neo4j
9 1 (0.52%) OLAP Cube
9 1 (0.52%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 18 (9.33%) Git (software)
2 10 (5.18%) TeamCity
3 8 (4.15%) Maven
4 7 (3.63%) Octopus Deploy
4 7 (3.63%) webpack
5 6 (3.11%) Grunt
5 6 (3.11%) gulp
5 6 (3.11%) Jenkins
5 6 (3.11%) JUnit
5 6 (3.11%) Subversion
5 6 (3.11%) Visual Studio
6 5 (2.59%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 5 (2.59%) Cucumber
6 5 (2.59%) JIRA
7 4 (2.07%) SpecFlow
8 3 (1.55%) Selenium
8 3 (1.55%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (1.04%) Eclipse
9 2 (1.04%) FitNesse
9 2 (1.04%) TestComplete
General
1 116 (60.10%) Finance
2 75 (38.86%) Front Office
3 48 (24.87%) Banking
4 35 (18.13%) Investment Banking
5 29 (15.03%) Financial Institution
6 27 (13.99%) Retail
7 18 (9.33%) Back Office
8 9 (4.66%) Legal
9 8 (4.15%) Marketing
10 6 (3.11%) Advertising
11 4 (2.07%) French Language
12 3 (1.55%) Prime Brokerage
13 1 (0.52%) General Ledger
13 1 (0.52%) German Language
13 1 (0.52%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 97 (50.26%) Developer
2 44 (22.80%) Analyst
3 33 (17.10%) Business Analyst
4 27 (13.99%) C# Developer
5 25 (12.95%) Senior Developer
6 20 (10.36%) Java Developer
7 16 (8.29%) Front Office Developer
8 10 (5.18%) .NET Developer
8 10 (5.18%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 9 (4.66%) Java Engineer
9 9 (4.66%) JavaScript Developer
9 9 (4.66%) SQL Developer
9 9 (4.66%) VBA Developer
10 8 (4.15%) Angular Developer
10 8 (4.15%) C# .NET Developer
10 8 (4.15%) Quantitative Developer
10 8 (4.15%) Scala Developer
11 7 (3.63%) Fixed Income Business Analyst
11 7 (3.63%) HTML Developer
11 7 (3.63%) Senior Scala Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (18.65%) .NET
2 24 (12.44%) AngularJS
3 17 (8.81%) HTML
4 16 (8.29%) FIX Protocol
5 15 (7.77%) WCF
6 14 (7.25%) ASP.NET Web API
6 14 (7.25%) React
7 13 (6.74%) REST
8 12 (6.22%) .NET Framework
8 12 (6.22%) Node.js
8 12 (6.22%) RxJS
9 11 (5.70%) Spring
9 11 (5.70%) WPF
10 10 (5.18%) CSS
10 10 (5.18%) HTML5
10 10 (5.18%) XML
11 8 (4.15%) ASP.NET
12 7 (3.63%) D3.js
12 7 (3.63%) Middleware
12 7 (3.63%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 57 (29.53%) Equities
2 43 (22.28%) Derivative
3 40 (20.73%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 12 (6.22%) Fintech
5 11 (5.70%) Management Information System
6 10 (5.18%) Computer Science
7 8 (4.15%) Analytical Skills
7 8 (4.15%) Hedge funds
7 8 (4.15%) User Experience
8 7 (3.63%) Self-Motivation
9 6 (3.11%) PMI
10 5 (2.59%) Credit Derivative
10 5 (2.59%) Enterprise Software
10 5 (2.59%) Equity Derivative
10 5 (2.59%) Greenfield Project
10 5 (2.59%) Interest Rate Derivative
11 4 (2.07%) Algorithms
11 4 (2.07%) Social Media
11 4 (2.07%) Tandem
12 3 (1.55%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 19 (9.84%) Linux
2 18 (9.33%) Windows
3 9 (4.66%) Unix
4 2 (1.04%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (32.12%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (30.57%) Asset Management
3 39 (20.21%) Electronic Trading
4 31 (16.06%) Multithreading
5 28 (14.51%) Business Analysis
5 28 (14.51%) Problem-Solving
6 23 (11.92%) SDLC
7 20 (10.36%) Change Management
7 20 (10.36%) Low Latency
8 19 (9.84%) OO
8 19 (9.84%) TDD
9 18 (9.33%) Investment Management
10 16 (8.29%) Risk Management
10 16 (8.29%) Scaled Agile Framework
11 15 (7.77%) Analytics
11 15 (7.77%) Continuous Integration
11 15 (7.77%) DevOps
12 13 (6.74%) User Acceptance Testing
13 12 (6.22%) Migration
13 12 (6.22%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 58 (30.05%) Java
2 57 (29.53%) C#
3 49 (25.39%) SQL
4 26 (13.47%) JavaScript
5 22 (11.40%) TypeScript
6 21 (10.88%) Python
7 15 (7.77%) C++
8 12 (6.22%) VBA
9 11 (5.70%) Java 8
10 10 (5.18%) Bash Shell
11 8 (4.15%) Scala
12 6 (3.11%) R
13 5 (2.59%) PowerShell
14 4 (2.07%) C
15 3 (1.55%) Perl
15 3 (1.55%) T-SQL
16 2 (1.04%) Ada
16 2 (1.04%) VBScript
16 2 (1.04%) XPath
17 1 (0.52%) VB6
Qualifications
1 23 (11.92%) Degree
2 6 (3.11%) MBA
2 6 (3.11%) PMI Certification
3 3 (1.55%) CFA
3 3 (1.55%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (1.55%) Six Sigma Black Belt
3 3 (1.55%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
4 2 (1.04%) ISEB
4 2 (1.04%) OCPJP
4 2 (1.04%) PMP
4 2 (1.04%) Sun Certification
5 1 (0.52%) CCNP
5 1 (0.52%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.52%) Master's Degree
5 1 (0.52%) Numerate Degree
5 1 (0.52%) PhD
5 1 (0.52%) SAFe Agilist
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.66%) MiFID
2 7 (3.63%) QA
3 4 (2.07%) Data Quality
4 2 (1.04%) SLA
5 1 (0.52%) AIFMD
5 1 (0.52%) EMIR
5 1 (0.52%) GDPR
System Software
1 12 (6.22%) Docker
2 1 (0.52%) HDFS
2 1 (0.52%) Platform Symphony
Systems Management
1 6 (3.11%) Kubernetes
2 5 (2.59%) Control-M
3 2 (1.04%) HP ALM
3 2 (1.04%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.52%) Hadoop YARN
4 1 (0.52%) Kibana
4 1 (0.52%) logstash
Vendors
1 16 (8.29%) ION Trading
2 14 (7.25%) Bloomberg
2 14 (7.25%) Charles River
3 13 (6.74%) Microsoft
4 9 (4.66%) Sybase
5 5 (2.59%) Atlassian
6 4 (2.07%) SimCorp
7 3 (1.55%) Cadence
7 3 (1.55%) Tradeweb
8 2 (1.04%) Calypso
8 2 (1.04%) FactSet
8 2 (1.04%) HP
8 2 (1.04%) IBM
8 2 (1.04%) Solace
8 2 (1.04%) Sophis
8 2 (1.04%) Sun
8 2 (1.04%) Tableau
8 2 (1.04%) TIBCO
9 1 (0.52%) Fidessa
9 1 (0.52%) Intel