Period
to 16 January 2019

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Derivative in contract job vacancies advertised in England. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Derivative over the 6 months to 16 January 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.

Derivatives
UK > England
6 months to
16 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 330 243 312
Rank change year-on-year -87 +69 -81
Contract jobs citing Derivative 704 962 721
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.77% 1.04% 0.80%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.31% 3.10% 2.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 525 741 538
England median daily rate £625 £600 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.17% - +4.35%
10th Percentile £475 £438 £425
90th Percentile £775 £763 £750
UK median daily rate £625 £600 £600
% change year-on-year +4.17% - +4.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 2
England median hourly rate £20.90 £45.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -53.56% +125.00% -
10th Percentile £16.62 £42.50 £13.88
90th Percentile £29.21 £77.50 £27.13
UK median hourly rate £20.90 £45.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -53.56% +125.00% -

Derivative 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 England with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 30,441 31,061 29,655
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 33.40% 33.64% 33.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 20,245 20,976 19,392
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £285 £263 £256
90th Percentile £663 £653 £625
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 889 883 1,032
England median hourly rate £20.50 £20.60 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.49% +3.00% +0.05%
10th Percentile £12.02 £11.25 £11.32
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.83 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £20.50 £20.66 £20.00
% change year-on-year -0.75% +3.28% -

Derivative
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Derivative as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Derivative in England

Derivative
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Derivative in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Derivative in England

Derivative
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Derivative in England over the 6 months to 16 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Derivative in England

Derivative
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Derivative in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Derivative in England

Derivative
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Derivative within the England region over the 6 months to 16 January 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -41 675 £625 +4.17% 102
South East +2 25 £330 -17.50% 9
East of England -2 2 £350 -
South West -29 1 £365 -
Derivative
UK

For the 6 months to 16 January 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Derivative 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 England region with a requirement for Derivative.

1 328 (46.59%) Finance
2 307 (43.61%) Front Office
3 263 (37.36%) Banking
4 242 (34.38%) Java
5 234 (33.24%) Fixed Income
6 216 (30.68%) Agile Software Development
7 207 (29.40%) SQL
8 201 (28.55%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 178 (25.28%) C#
10 174 (24.72%) Multithreading
11 170 (24.15%) Equities
12 161 (22.87%) Python
13 139 (19.74%) C++
14 126 (17.90%) Oracle
15 119 (16.90%) Investment Banking
16 117 (16.62%) Equity Derivative
17 110 (15.63%) .NET
18 103 (14.63%) OO
19 95 (13.49%) SQL Server
19 95 (13.49%) Analytics
20 93 (13.21%) TDD
21 83 (11.79%) Asset Management
22 76 (10.80%) OTC Derivatives
23 74 (10.51%) Unix
24 73 (10.37%) OOD
25 72 (10.23%) Problem-Solving
26 71 (10.09%) Investment Management
27 68 (9.66%) SDLC
28 67 (9.52%) Risk Management
29 65 (9.23%) Analytical Skills

Derivative
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 18 (2.56%) WebSphere
2 12 (1.70%) Oracle Coherence
3 8 (1.14%) Apache
3 8 (1.14%) Apache Spark
3 8 (1.14%) Confluence
4 7 (0.99%) Mule
5 4 (0.57%) Cloud Foundry
6 3 (0.43%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 2 (0.28%) DataSynapse
7 2 (0.28%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.14%) nginx
8 1 (0.14%) SharePoint
Applications
1 48 (6.82%) Microsoft Excel
2 21 (2.98%) Spreadsheet
3 7 (0.99%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (0.85%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.43%) Microsoft Office
5 3 (0.43%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.28%) HipChat
7 1 (0.14%) LaTeX
Business Applications
1 14 (1.99%) Markit EDM
2 12 (1.70%) thinkFolio
3 10 (1.42%) Bloomberg AIM
4 9 (1.28%) PolarLake
5 4 (0.57%) IntelliMatch
6 3 (0.43%) LatentZero
7 2 (0.28%) Eagle PACE
7 2 (0.28%) Oracle Cash Management
8 1 (0.14%) Front Arena
8 1 (0.14%) SimCorp Dimension
8 1 (0.14%) Summit
8 1 (0.14%) SunGard GMI
Cloud Services
1 58 (8.24%) Amazon AWS
2 23 (3.27%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (0.99%) GitHub
4 4 (0.57%) PaaS
4 4 (0.57%) SaaS
5 3 (0.43%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (0.28%) Amazon EMR
6 2 (0.28%) Amazon S3
6 2 (0.28%) CloudFront
6 2 (0.28%) Fastly
7 1 (0.14%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.14%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.14%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.28%) Internet
1 2 (0.28%) SAN
1 2 (0.28%) SSH
2 1 (0.14%) 4G
2 1 (0.14%) AMQP
2 1 (0.14%) Firewall
2 1 (0.14%) FIX Connectivity
2 1 (0.14%) HTTP
2 1 (0.14%) iSCSI
2 1 (0.14%) LAN
2 1 (0.14%) NAS
2 1 (0.14%) SSL
2 1 (0.14%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.14%) VPN
2 1 (0.14%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 95 (13.49%) SQL Server
2 52 (7.39%) Relational Database
3 39 (5.54%) RDBMS
4 19 (2.70%) Data Warehouse
5 17 (2.41%) KDB
6 11 (1.56%) DB2
7 8 (1.14%) MongoDB
7 8 (1.14%) NoSQL
8 7 (0.99%) Hazelcast
8 7 (0.99%) Kdb+
8 7 (0.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 6 (0.85%) Apache Ignite
9 6 (0.85%) MySQL
10 5 (0.71%) Hadoop
10 5 (0.71%) Riak
10 5 (0.71%) SQL Server 2005
10 5 (0.71%) SQL Server 2008
10 5 (0.71%) SQL Server 2012
10 5 (0.71%) Tick Data
11 4 (0.57%) Amazon Aurora
Development Applications
1 50 (7.10%) JIRA
2 49 (6.96%) Subversion
3 28 (3.98%) NUnit
4 26 (3.69%) Git (software)
5 24 (3.41%) Ant
5 24 (3.41%) TeamCity
6 23 (3.27%) GoogleTest
7 22 (3.13%) ClearCase
7 22 (3.13%) CppUnit
8 21 (2.98%) Octopus Deploy
9 20 (2.84%) MSBuild
10 19 (2.70%) Jenkins
11 16 (2.27%) Team Foundation Server
12 12 (1.70%) Maven
13 6 (0.85%) IntelliJ
14 5 (0.71%) Hudson
14 5 (0.71%) JUnit
14 5 (0.71%) Robot Framework
14 5 (0.71%) Selenium
14 5 (0.71%) Visual Studio
General
1 328 (46.59%) Finance
2 307 (43.61%) Front Office
3 263 (37.36%) Banking
4 119 (16.90%) Investment Banking
5 22 (3.13%) Back Office
6 19 (2.70%) Financial Institution
7 7 (0.99%) Legal
8 2 (0.28%) Prime Brokerage
8 2 (0.28%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.14%) Greek Language
9 1 (0.14%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 460 (65.34%) Developer
2 184 (26.14%) Java Developer
3 161 (22.87%) Analyst
4 100 (14.20%) Quantitative Developer
5 89 (12.64%) C# Developer
6 88 (12.50%) Front Office Developer
7 77 (10.94%) Business Analyst
8 76 (10.80%) Senior Developer
9 60 (8.52%) Python Developer
10 58 (8.24%) C++ Developer
11 47 (6.68%) Senior Java Developer
12 39 (5.54%) Pricing Developer
13 34 (4.83%) Electronic Trading Developer
14 31 (4.40%) Software Engineer
14 31 (4.40%) Support Analyst
15 30 (4.26%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
16 29 (4.12%) Senior Analyst
17 24 (3.41%) C# Quant Developer
17 24 (3.41%) SQL Developer
18 23 (3.27%) Murex Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 110 (15.63%) .NET
2 47 (6.68%) Spring
3 33 (4.69%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 33 (4.69%) HTML
3 33 (4.69%) Middleware
4 32 (4.55%) JMS
5 31 (4.40%) AngularJS
6 30 (4.26%) XML
7 29 (4.12%) Web Services
8 26 (3.69%) ASP.NET
9 23 (3.27%) React
10 21 (2.98%) Hibernate
10 21 (2.98%) STL
11 20 (2.84%) CSS
12 19 (2.70%) FIX Protocol
13 18 (2.56%) HTML5
14 17 (2.41%) WPF
15 16 (2.27%) ASP.NET Core
16 15 (2.13%) RESTful
17 13 (1.85%) Rendezvous
Miscellaneous
1 234 (33.24%) Fixed Income
2 201 (28.55%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 170 (24.15%) Equities
4 117 (16.62%) Equity Derivative
5 76 (10.80%) OTC Derivatives
6 65 (9.23%) Analytical Skills
7 59 (8.38%) Credit Derivative
8 56 (7.95%) Hedge funds
9 47 (6.68%) Interest Rate Derivative
10 39 (5.54%) Credit Risk
11 35 (4.97%) Greenfield Project
11 35 (4.97%) Market Risk
12 20 (2.84%) Exotic Derivative
13 19 (2.70%) Self-Motivation
14 18 (2.56%) Data Structures
15 15 (2.13%) Equity Risk
16 14 (1.99%) Virtual Team
17 9 (1.28%) Wiki
18 8 (1.14%) Algorithms
19 6 (0.85%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 74 (10.51%) Unix
2 57 (8.10%) Linux
3 46 (6.53%) Windows
4 13 (1.85%) Windows Server
5 11 (1.56%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (0.57%) Solaris
7 1 (0.14%) CentOS
7 1 (0.14%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.14%) OS/400
7 1 (0.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 216 (30.68%) Agile Software Development
2 174 (24.72%) Multithreading
3 103 (14.63%) OO
4 95 (13.49%) Analytics
5 93 (13.21%) TDD
6 83 (11.79%) Asset Management
7 73 (10.37%) OOD
8 72 (10.23%) Problem-Solving
9 71 (10.09%) Investment Management
10 68 (9.66%) SDLC
11 67 (9.52%) Risk Management
12 60 (8.52%) Mathematics
13 59 (8.38%) Microservices
14 57 (8.10%) Software Engineering
15 54 (7.67%) Migration
16 51 (7.24%) Continuous Integration
17 50 (7.10%) Electronic Trading
18 47 (6.68%) Test Automation
19 46 (6.53%) Scrum
20 44 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 242 (34.38%) Java
2 207 (29.40%) SQL
3 178 (25.28%) C#
4 161 (22.87%) Python
5 139 (19.74%) C++
6 46 (6.53%) VBA
7 41 (5.82%) Scala
8 36 (5.11%) JavaScript
9 31 (4.40%) Java 8
10 30 (4.26%) C
10 30 (4.26%) Kotlin
11 29 (4.12%) PL/SQL
12 22 (3.13%) PowerShell
13 18 (2.56%) VC++
14 13 (1.85%) Haskell
15 11 (1.56%) R
15 11 (1.56%) TypeScript
16 7 (0.99%) Perl
17 6 (0.85%) Clojure
18 5 (0.71%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 50 (7.10%) Degree
2 26 (3.69%) PhD
3 20 (2.84%) Security Cleared
4 19 (2.70%) SC Cleared
5 18 (2.56%) Numerate Degree
6 5 (0.71%) Computer Science Degree
7 4 (0.57%) CFA
7 4 (0.57%) Master's Degree
8 3 (0.43%) ISTQB
9 2 (0.28%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 2 (0.28%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 1 (0.14%) CEH
10 1 (0.14%) CISM
10 1 (0.14%) CISSP
10 1 (0.14%) CRISC
10 1 (0.14%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (1.99%) QA
2 13 (1.85%) Data Quality
3 12 (1.70%) MiFID
4 5 (0.71%) EMIR
5 4 (0.57%) Dodd-Frank
5 4 (0.57%) PMO
6 2 (0.28%) UCITS
7 1 (0.14%) COREP
7 1 (0.14%) CRD IV
7 1 (0.14%) FINREP
7 1 (0.14%) GDPR
7 1 (0.14%) SLA
7 1 (0.14%) Solvency II
System Software
1 11 (1.56%) Docker
2 6 (0.85%) Oracle RAC
3 2 (0.28%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.28%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.14%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 8 (1.14%) Kubernetes
2 6 (0.85%) HP ALM
2 6 (0.85%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (0.85%) ITRS Geneos
3 3 (0.43%) Ansible
3 3 (0.43%) Control-M
4 1 (0.14%) Puppet
4 1 (0.14%) Red Hat Satellite
4 1 (0.14%) Terraform
4 1 (0.14%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 126 (17.90%) Oracle
2 45 (6.39%) Murex
3 34 (4.83%) Bloomberg
4 28 (3.98%) Sybase
5 26 (3.69%) TIBCO
6 22 (3.13%) Charles River
6 22 (3.13%) Microsoft
7 20 (2.84%) FXall
8 8 (1.14%) Calypso
9 6 (0.85%) Tableau
10 5 (0.71%) DevExpress
10 5 (0.71%) Dynatrace
10 5 (0.71%) New Relic
10 5 (0.71%) Telerik
11 4 (0.57%) FactSet
11 4 (0.57%) HP
11 4 (0.57%) Reuters
12 3 (0.43%) Google
12 3 (0.43%) Infragistics
13 2 (0.28%) VMware