Period
to 24 September 2018

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 24 September 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.

Derivatives
UK > England
6 months to
24 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 321 215 365
Rank change year-on-year -106 +150 -129
Contract jobs citing Derivative 752 1,104 659
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.81% 1.23% 0.67%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.34% 3.58% 1.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 540 812 529
England median daily rate £620 £600 £575
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +4.35% -
10th Percentile £500 £450 £420
90th Percentile £775 £750 £713
UK median daily rate £611 £600 £575
% change year-on-year +1.88% +4.35% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 4
England median hourly rate £16.50 £48.75 £38.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -66.15% +25.81% +127.94%
10th Percentile £16.25 £43.38 £16.63
90th Percentile £16.75 £53.13 £76.00
UK median hourly rate £16.50 £48.75 £38.75
% change year-on-year -66.15% +25.81% +127.94%

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 32,146 30,854 33,990
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 34.50% 34.47% 34.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 21,272 20,371 22,443
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +2.41%
10th Percentile £283 £268 £255
90th Percentile £663 £650 £625
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 977 938 1,137
England median hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.50% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.25 £11.30
90th Percentile £51.00 £49.65 £46.75
UK median hourly rate £21.50 £21.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +2.38% +5.00% +8.11%

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 24 September 2018.

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 24 September 2018. 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 -69 746 £620 +3.33% 84
East of England -4 2 £488 -15.22%
North of England -25 2 £475 -5.00% 1
South West -9 1 £498 -
North West -17 1 £650 +30.00% 1
South East -28 1 £800 +60.00%
Yorkshire - 1 £300 -
Derivative
UK

For the 6 months to 24 September 2018, 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.

1 378 (50.27%) Front Office
2 345 (45.88%) Finance
3 290 (38.56%) Fixed Income
4 247 (32.85%) SQL
5 241 (32.05%) C#
6 236 (31.38%) Java
7 232 (30.85%) Banking
8 225 (29.92%) Agile Software Development
9 211 (28.06%) Equities
10 204 (27.13%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 185 (24.60%) Python
12 163 (21.68%) Equity Derivative
13 147 (19.55%) C++
14 131 (17.42%) .NET
15 124 (16.49%) TDD
15 124 (16.49%) Investment Banking
16 109 (14.49%) SQL Server
16 109 (14.49%) Analytics
17 107 (14.23%) Oracle
18 103 (13.70%) Asset Management
19 101 (13.43%) OO
20 99 (13.16%) Multithreading
21 94 (12.50%) SDLC
22 90 (11.97%) Investment Management
23 85 (11.30%) OTC Derivatives
24 80 (10.64%) Relational Database
25 74 (9.84%) Interest Rate Derivative
26 67 (8.91%) Continuous Integration
26 67 (8.91%) Microservices
26 67 (8.91%) Problem-Solving

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 15 (1.99%) Apache Spark
2 14 (1.86%) Mule
3 10 (1.33%) WebSphere
4 9 (1.20%) Elasticsearch
5 6 (0.80%) Apache Solr
6 5 (0.66%) Tomcat
7 4 (0.53%) Cloud Foundry
7 4 (0.53%) DataSynapse
8 3 (0.40%) Confluence
8 3 (0.40%) nginx
8 3 (0.40%) Oracle Coherence
9 1 (0.13%) Apache
9 1 (0.13%) IIS
9 1 (0.13%) Mule ESB
9 1 (0.13%) NetWeaver
9 1 (0.13%) SAS
Applications
1 40 (5.32%) Microsoft Excel
2 12 (1.60%) Spreadsheet
3 7 (0.93%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (0.66%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.40%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 30 (3.99%) thinkFolio
2 24 (3.19%) Markit EDM
3 17 (2.26%) Bloomberg AIM
4 16 (2.13%) Eagle PACE
4 16 (2.13%) Front Arena
4 16 (2.13%) PolarLake
5 9 (1.20%) LatentZero
6 2 (0.27%) IntelliMatch
6 2 (0.27%) Minerva
6 2 (0.27%) Summit
7 1 (0.13%) Dynamics CRM
7 1 (0.13%) Endur
7 1 (0.13%) ION MarketView
7 1 (0.13%) Oracle Cash Management
7 1 (0.13%) Oracle Financials
7 1 (0.13%) Sentinel
7 1 (0.13%) SunGard Martini
7 1 (0.13%) Tesseract
Cloud Services
1 64 (8.51%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (1.60%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (1.46%) GitHub
4 9 (1.20%) SaaS
5 5 (0.66%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (0.53%) NuGet
6 4 (0.53%) PaaS
7 3 (0.40%) Amazon S3
8 2 (0.27%) Amazon EMR
8 2 (0.27%) CloudFront
8 2 (0.27%) Fastly
9 1 (0.13%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.13%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.13%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (0.93%) RTMP
2 5 (0.66%) BIG-IP
3 4 (0.53%) HTTP
4 3 (0.40%) FIX Connectivity
5 2 (0.27%) SAN
6 1 (0.13%) DSL
6 1 (0.13%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 109 (14.49%) SQL Server
2 80 (10.64%) Relational Database
3 61 (8.11%) RDBMS
4 33 (4.39%) NoSQL
5 25 (3.32%) MongoDB
6 21 (2.79%) Data Warehouse
6 21 (2.79%) KDB
7 16 (2.13%) HBase
8 15 (1.99%) Big Data
9 13 (1.73%) Hadoop
10 12 (1.60%) Riak
11 10 (1.33%) MySQL
12 8 (1.06%) Apache Cassandra
12 8 (1.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 7 (0.93%) Blockchain
13 7 (0.93%) Oracle Database
13 7 (0.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 6 (0.80%) DB2
14 6 (0.80%) Oracle Database 11g
15 5 (0.66%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 41 (5.45%) Subversion
1 41 (5.45%) TeamCity
2 38 (5.05%) Git (software)
2 38 (5.05%) Jenkins
3 33 (4.39%) JIRA
4 29 (3.86%) Maven
5 28 (3.72%) MSBuild
6 22 (2.93%) Octopus Deploy
7 17 (2.26%) Team Foundation Server
8 16 (2.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 14 (1.86%) Visual Studio
9 14 (1.86%) Visual Studio Team System
10 11 (1.46%) Cucumber
11 10 (1.33%) Selenium
11 10 (1.33%) SpecFlow
12 8 (1.06%) Jasmine
12 8 (1.06%) NUnit
13 7 (0.93%) Mockito
14 6 (0.80%) TestComplete
15 5 (0.66%) Hudson
General
1 378 (50.27%) Front Office
2 345 (45.88%) Finance
3 232 (30.85%) Banking
4 124 (16.49%) Investment Banking
5 24 (3.19%) Back Office
6 15 (1.99%) Financial Institution
7 10 (1.33%) Prime Brokerage
8 6 (0.80%) Legal
9 5 (0.66%) Telecoms
10 4 (0.53%) Games
11 2 (0.27%) General Ledger
12 1 (0.13%) Automotive
12 1 (0.13%) Billing
12 1 (0.13%) International Banking
12 1 (0.13%) Marketing
12 1 (0.13%) Retail
12 1 (0.13%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 515 (68.48%) Developer
2 164 (21.81%) Java Developer
3 163 (21.68%) Analyst
4 148 (19.68%) C# Developer
5 98 (13.03%) C++ Developer
6 89 (11.84%) Front Office Developer
6 89 (11.84%) Quantitative Developer
7 82 (10.90%) Senior Developer
8 77 (10.24%) Business Analyst
9 67 (8.91%) Python Developer
10 44 (5.85%) SQL Developer
11 40 (5.32%) Front Office C++ Developer
11 40 (5.32%) Senior Java Developer
12 38 (5.05%) Pricing Developer
13 37 (4.92%) C++ Quantitative Developer
14 31 (4.12%) .NET Developer
14 31 (4.12%) C# Quant Developer
14 31 (4.12%) Visual C++ Developer
15 30 (3.99%) C# .NET Developer
16 26 (3.46%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 131 (17.42%) .NET
2 62 (8.24%) Spring
3 61 (8.11%) AngularJS
4 60 (7.98%) HTML
5 55 (7.31%) XML
6 46 (6.12%) HTML5
7 39 (5.19%) Boost C++ Libraries
8 38 (5.05%) Middleware
9 36 (4.79%) STL
10 34 (4.52%) JMS
11 33 (4.39%) Web Services
12 32 (4.26%) WPF
13 30 (3.99%) CSS
14 29 (3.86%) FIX Protocol
15 25 (3.32%) SOAP
16 23 (3.06%) React
17 22 (2.93%) Node.js
18 21 (2.79%) Apache Camel
19 20 (2.66%) RESTful
20 17 (2.26%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 290 (38.56%) Fixed Income
2 211 (28.06%) Equities
3 204 (27.13%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 163 (21.68%) Equity Derivative
5 85 (11.30%) OTC Derivatives
6 74 (9.84%) Interest Rate Derivative
7 62 (8.24%) Analytical Skills
8 50 (6.65%) Credit Derivative
9 46 (6.12%) Greenfield Project
10 44 (5.85%) Market Risk
11 42 (5.59%) Exotic Derivative
12 34 (4.52%) Hedge funds
13 20 (2.66%) Computer Science
14 16 (2.13%) Algorithms
15 14 (1.86%) Data Structures
16 12 (1.60%) Credit Risk
17 11 (1.46%) Equity Risk
18 10 (1.33%) Reference Data
18 10 (1.33%) User Experience
19 9 (1.20%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 63 (8.38%) Windows
2 44 (5.85%) Unix
3 29 (3.86%) Linux
4 4 (0.53%) Solaris
4 4 (0.53%) Windows Server
5 2 (0.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.13%) AIX
6 1 (0.13%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 225 (29.92%) Agile Software Development
2 124 (16.49%) TDD
3 109 (14.49%) Analytics
4 103 (13.70%) Asset Management
5 101 (13.43%) OO
6 99 (13.16%) Multithreading
7 94 (12.50%) SDLC
8 90 (11.97%) Investment Management
9 67 (8.91%) Continuous Integration
9 67 (8.91%) Microservices
9 67 (8.91%) Problem-Solving
10 65 (8.64%) Risk Management
11 59 (7.85%) Low Latency
11 59 (7.85%) Test Automation
12 56 (7.45%) Software Engineering
13 54 (7.18%) Electronic Trading
14 53 (7.05%) OOD
15 51 (6.78%) DevOps
16 48 (6.38%) Migration
17 47 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 247 (32.85%) SQL
2 241 (32.05%) C#
3 236 (31.38%) Java
4 185 (24.60%) Python
5 147 (19.55%) C++
6 57 (7.58%) JavaScript
6 57 (7.58%) Scala
7 45 (5.98%) VBA
8 31 (4.12%) VC++
9 27 (3.59%) PowerShell
10 25 (3.32%) Java 8
11 24 (3.19%) TypeScript
12 12 (1.60%) C
13 11 (1.46%) Haskell
13 11 (1.46%) T-SQL
14 9 (1.20%) Kotlin
14 9 (1.20%) PL/SQL
15 8 (1.06%) R
15 8 (1.06%) Ruby
16 7 (0.93%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 44 (5.85%) Degree
2 14 (1.86%) PhD
3 8 (1.06%) Numerate Degree
4 5 (0.66%) Master's Degree
5 4 (0.53%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (0.27%) ISTQB
6 2 (0.27%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.13%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (2.53%) QA
2 14 (1.86%) MiFID
3 3 (0.40%) Dodd-Frank
3 3 (0.40%) EMIR
3 3 (0.40%) PMO
4 2 (0.27%) Solvency II
5 1 (0.13%) GDPR
5 1 (0.13%) IFRS
5 1 (0.13%) UCITS
System Software
1 29 (3.86%) Docker
2 7 (0.93%) HDFS
3 2 (0.27%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 18 (2.39%) Kubernetes
2 9 (1.20%) Control-M
3 8 (1.06%) Ansible
4 6 (0.80%) HP Quality Center
5 5 (0.66%) ITRS Geneos
6 2 (0.27%) HP ALM
6 2 (0.27%) Kibana
6 2 (0.27%) logstash
6 2 (0.27%) Puppet
6 2 (0.27%) Red Hat Satellite
7 1 (0.13%) Terraform
Vendors
1 107 (14.23%) Oracle
2 48 (6.38%) Charles River
3 44 (5.85%) Bloomberg
4 32 (4.26%) TIBCO
5 28 (3.72%) Murex
6 24 (3.19%) Sybase
7 21 (2.79%) Microsoft
8 19 (2.53%) Calypso
9 16 (2.13%) FXall
9 16 (2.13%) SimCorp
10 8 (1.06%) F5
10 8 (1.06%) Solace
10 8 (1.06%) Tableau
11 7 (0.93%) MapR
12 5 (0.66%) Dynatrace
12 5 (0.66%) New Relic
12 5 (0.66%) Reuters
13 4 (0.53%) Telerik
14 3 (0.40%) Infragistics
14 3 (0.40%) ION Trading