Period
to 14 October 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 14 October 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
14 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 319 326 212
Rank change year-on-year +7 -114 +163
Contract jobs citing Derivative 625 760 1,133
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.80% 0.81% 1.25%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.54% 2.48% 3.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 375 547 831
England median daily rate £625 £625 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.17% +4.35%
10th Percentile £450 £500 £463
90th Percentile £750 £775 £750
UK median daily rate £625 £620 £600
% change year-on-year +0.81% +3.33% +4.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
England median hourly rate £73.00 £16.50 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +342.42% -63.33% +16.13%
UK median hourly rate £73.00 £16.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year +342.42% -63.33% +16.13%

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 24,563 30,595 30,173
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 31.47% 32.76% 33.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 15,765 20,115 19,862
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £266 £275 £263
90th Percentile £675 £671 £650
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 922 958 922
England median hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.50% - -
10th Percentile £11.32 £12.24 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.75 £50.00 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +7.50% - -

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 14 October 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 14 October 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 +5 594 £650 +4.00% 61
South East +62 22 £355 -55.63% 2
North of England +36 4 £625 +31.58%
North West +15 4 £625 -3.85%
East of England +31 3 £400 -15.79%
West Midlands - 2 £750 -
Midlands - 2 £750 -
Derivative
UK

For the 6 months to 14 October 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.

1 370 (59.20%) Front Office
2 368 (58.88%) Finance
3 327 (52.32%) Agile Software Development
4 322 (51.52%) Java
5 266 (42.56%) Banking
6 242 (38.72%) Fixed Income
7 211 (33.76%) C#
8 206 (32.96%) Python
9 181 (28.96%) Software Engineering
10 178 (28.48%) SQL
11 173 (27.68%) JavaScript
11 173 (27.68%) Equities
12 171 (27.36%) Asset Management
13 167 (26.72%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 155 (24.80%) AWS
15 147 (23.52%) Web Services
16 145 (23.20%) C++
17 139 (22.24%) Equity Derivative
18 124 (19.84%) React
19 118 (18.88%) Investment Banking
20 114 (18.24%) Investment Management
20 114 (18.24%) Analytics
21 109 (17.44%) TDD
22 106 (16.96%) .NET
23 103 (16.48%) AngularJS
24 96 (15.36%) Node.js
24 96 (15.36%) Docker
25 93 (14.88%) Microservices
26 87 (13.92%) Greenfield Project
27 77 (12.32%) Linux

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 19 (3.04%) Apache Spark
2 14 (2.24%) Confluence
3 12 (1.92%) Tomcat
3 12 (1.92%) WebLogic
4 7 (1.12%) Oracle Coherence
5 6 (0.96%) Apache
5 6 (0.96%) Elasticsearch
5 6 (0.96%) JBoss
5 6 (0.96%) Jetty
5 6 (0.96%) Oracle Self-Service HR
6 5 (0.80%) Jupyter
7 2 (0.32%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.16%) GemFire
Applications
1 29 (4.64%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (1.60%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 8 (1.28%) Microsoft Project
4 5 (0.80%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.64%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.32%) Microsoft Office
7 1 (0.16%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.16%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 20 (3.20%) Endur
2 19 (3.04%) FINCAD Analytics
3 12 (1.92%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 8 (1.28%) thinkFolio
5 6 (0.96%) Oracle Applications
6 4 (0.64%) Markit EDM
7 2 (0.32%) PolarLake
7 2 (0.32%) SAP FSCM
7 2 (0.32%) SAP S/4HANA
8 1 (0.16%) Bloomberg TOMS
8 1 (0.16%) Eagle PACE
8 1 (0.16%) Kondor
8 1 (0.16%) LatentZero
8 1 (0.16%) LongView
8 1 (0.16%) SAP CO
8 1 (0.16%) SAP FI
8 1 (0.16%) SAP FI/CO
8 1 (0.16%) Sophis RISQUE
8 1 (0.16%) SunGard Martini
Cloud Services
1 155 (24.80%) AWS
2 49 (7.84%) Azure
2 49 (7.84%) GitHub
3 30 (4.80%) Amazon S3
4 28 (4.48%) GCP
5 23 (3.68%) AWS Lambda
5 23 (3.68%) Serverless
6 16 (2.56%) Amazon SQS
7 11 (1.76%) OpenShift
8 8 (1.28%) Power Platform
9 7 (1.12%) npm
9 7 (1.12%) Yarn
10 5 (0.80%) Amazon ECS
11 4 (0.64%) Office 365
11 4 (0.64%) PaaS
12 2 (0.32%) AWS CloudFormation
12 2 (0.32%) Cloud Computing
12 2 (0.32%) IaaS
13 1 (0.16%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 19 (3.04%) AMQP
2 6 (0.96%) Internet
2 6 (0.96%) SSH
3 5 (0.80%) FIX Connectivity
3 5 (0.80%) TCP/IP
4 4 (0.64%) HTTP
5 3 (0.48%) iSCSI
6 2 (0.32%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (7.84%) NoSQL
2 47 (7.52%) PostgreSQL
3 44 (7.04%) MongoDB
4 38 (6.08%) SQL Server
5 36 (5.76%) Amazon Athena
6 30 (4.80%) Amazon RDS
7 26 (4.16%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 23 (3.68%) Hadoop
9 20 (3.20%) Relational Database
10 19 (3.04%) Amazon Aurora
10 19 (3.04%) Oracle Database
11 18 (2.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 14 (2.24%) Big Data
13 13 (2.08%) Amazon Redshift
14 11 (1.76%) Data Warehouse
15 10 (1.60%) RDBMS
16 9 (1.44%) KDB
17 8 (1.28%) Apache Cassandra
17 8 (1.28%) Power BI
17 8 (1.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 50 (8.00%) NUnit
2 33 (5.28%) JIRA
3 29 (4.64%) RStudio
4 27 (4.32%) SpecFlow
5 26 (4.16%) Git (software)
6 22 (3.52%) Jenkins
7 21 (3.36%) Subversion
8 19 (3.04%) ClearCase
9 17 (2.72%) Ant
10 16 (2.56%) Cucumber
10 16 (2.56%) Maven
11 14 (2.24%) Selenium
11 14 (2.24%) webpack
12 11 (1.76%) CppUnit
12 11 (1.76%) GoogleTest
13 10 (1.60%) Gradle
14 7 (1.12%) TeamCity
15 6 (0.96%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 6 (0.96%) Hudson
15 6 (0.96%) JMeter
General
1 370 (59.20%) Front Office
2 368 (58.88%) Finance
3 266 (42.56%) Banking
4 118 (18.88%) Investment Banking
5 19 (3.04%) Back Office
6 13 (2.08%) Legal
7 7 (1.12%) Retail
8 6 (0.96%) Public Sector
8 6 (0.96%) Telecoms
9 5 (0.80%) Prime Brokerage
10 4 (0.64%) Financial Institution
10 4 (0.64%) Manufacturing
10 4 (0.64%) Marketing
10 4 (0.64%) Retail Banking
11 3 (0.48%) Electronics
11 3 (0.48%) General Ledger
11 3 (0.48%) Greek Language
12 2 (0.32%) French Language
13 1 (0.16%) Corporate Banking
13 1 (0.16%) German Language
Job Titles
1 329 (52.64%) Developer
2 151 (24.16%) Java Developer
3 97 (15.52%) Analyst
4 80 (12.80%) Software Engineer
5 74 (11.84%) Business Analyst
6 70 (11.20%) Senior Developer
7 67 (10.72%) C# Developer
8 54 (8.64%) AWS Engineer
8 54 (8.64%) AWS Software Engineer
9 50 (8.00%) Architect
10 41 (6.56%) Senior Java Developer
11 40 (6.40%) Front Office Developer
12 34 (5.44%) Lead Software Engineer
13 33 (5.28%) .NET Developer
14 32 (5.12%) Agile Developer
15 30 (4.80%) Agile Java Developer
16 29 (4.64%) SQL Developer
17 28 (4.48%) AWS Architect
18 27 (4.32%) NoSQL Developer
19 26 (4.16%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 147 (23.52%) Web Services
2 124 (19.84%) React
3 106 (16.96%) .NET
4 103 (16.48%) AngularJS
5 96 (15.36%) Node.js
6 61 (9.76%) J2EE
7 51 (8.16%) Kafka
8 45 (7.20%) Spring
9 42 (6.72%) HTML
10 37 (5.92%) FIX Protocol
10 37 (5.92%) REST
11 30 (4.80%) Hibernate
12 27 (4.32%) WPF
13 26 (4.16%) HTML5
14 25 (4.00%) RabbitMQ
15 22 (3.52%) Middleware
15 22 (3.52%) XML
16 21 (3.36%) Reactive Extensions
16 21 (3.36%) SOAP
17 19 (3.04%) SciPy
Miscellaneous
1 242 (38.72%) Fixed Income
2 173 (27.68%) Equities
3 167 (26.72%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 139 (22.24%) Equity Derivative
5 87 (13.92%) Greenfield Project
6 57 (9.12%) OTC Derivatives
7 48 (7.68%) Hedge funds
8 32 (5.12%) Analytical Skills
9 28 (4.48%) Credit Risk
10 26 (4.16%) Virtual Team
11 25 (4.00%) Reference Data
12 24 (3.84%) Data Structures
13 18 (2.88%) Credit Derivative
13 18 (2.88%) Market Risk
14 17 (2.72%) Exotic Derivative
15 16 (2.56%) Algorithms
16 15 (2.40%) Blog
17 13 (2.08%) Public Cloud
18 9 (1.44%) Interest Rate Derivative
19 8 (1.28%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 77 (12.32%) Linux
2 32 (5.12%) Unix
3 15 (2.40%) Windows
4 13 (2.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (1.12%) Oracle Linux
5 7 (1.12%) Solaris
6 6 (0.96%) Android
6 6 (0.96%) Apple iOS
6 6 (0.96%) CentOS
6 6 (0.96%) Debian
6 6 (0.96%) Mac OS X
6 6 (0.96%) Ubuntu
7 5 (0.80%) Windows Server
8 2 (0.32%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.16%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 327 (52.32%) Agile Software Development
2 181 (28.96%) Software Engineering
3 171 (27.36%) Asset Management
4 114 (18.24%) Analytics
4 114 (18.24%) Investment Management
5 109 (17.44%) TDD
6 93 (14.88%) Microservices
7 76 (12.16%) Portfolio Management
8 71 (11.36%) Mentoring
9 69 (11.04%) Front End Development
10 65 (10.40%) Fund Management
11 62 (9.92%) Unit Testing
12 61 (9.76%) Multithreading
13 56 (8.96%) DevOps
14 50 (8.00%) Test Automation
15 44 (7.04%) Problem-Solving
15 44 (7.04%) Quantitative Analysis
15 44 (7.04%) Risk Management
16 42 (6.72%) Business Analysis
16 42 (6.72%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 322 (51.52%) Java
2 211 (33.76%) C#
3 206 (32.96%) Python
4 178 (28.48%) SQL
5 173 (27.68%) JavaScript
6 145 (23.20%) C++
7 54 (8.64%) R
8 35 (5.60%) Scala
9 24 (3.84%) Perl
10 22 (3.52%) C
11 20 (3.20%) VB.NET
12 18 (2.88%) F#
12 18 (2.88%) Java 8
13 17 (2.72%) VBA
14 15 (2.40%) PL/SQL
14 15 (2.40%) T-SQL
15 13 (2.08%) TypeScript
16 12 (1.92%) Kotlin
17 9 (1.44%) Haskell
18 8 (1.28%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 25 (4.00%) Degree
2 24 (3.84%) Security Cleared
3 19 (3.04%) SC Cleared
4 4 (0.64%) Numerate Degree
4 4 (0.64%) PhD
5 3 (0.48%) DV Cleared
6 2 (0.32%) MBA
6 2 (0.32%) PMI Certification
6 2 (0.32%) PMP
7 1 (0.16%) IIBA
7 1 (0.16%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.16%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (4.00%) MiFID
2 19 (3.04%) QA
3 15 (2.40%) EMIR
4 4 (0.64%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.48%) Dodd-Frank
5 3 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.32%) IFRS
6 2 (0.32%) UCITS
7 1 (0.16%) AIFMD
7 1 (0.16%) CRD IV
7 1 (0.16%) IFRS 9
7 1 (0.16%) PMO
System Software
1 96 (15.36%) Docker
2 5 (0.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.48%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.48%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 3 (0.48%) HDFS
3 3 (0.48%) Oracle RAC
3 3 (0.48%) XenApp
3 3 (0.48%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 43 (6.88%) Kubernetes
2 22 (3.52%) Ansible
3 16 (2.56%) Terraform
4 10 (1.60%) Puppet
5 6 (0.96%) ITRS Geneos
5 6 (0.96%) Salt
6 4 (0.64%) Grafana
7 2 (0.32%) HP Quality Center
7 2 (0.32%) HP SIM
7 2 (0.32%) Kibana
8 1 (0.16%) Control-M
8 1 (0.16%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 66 (10.56%) Bloomberg
1 66 (10.56%) Oracle
2 53 (8.48%) Reuters
3 32 (5.12%) Microsoft
4 31 (4.96%) Sybase
5 20 (3.20%) OpenLink
6 12 (1.92%) Sparx
7 11 (1.76%) Charles River
7 11 (1.76%) Red Hat
8 10 (1.60%) Murex
9 7 (1.12%) Atlassian
9 7 (1.12%) Sun
10 6 (0.96%) Cloudera
10 6 (0.96%) Hortonworks
10 6 (0.96%) SAP
11 5 (0.80%) TIBCO
11 5 (0.80%) VMware
12 4 (0.64%) Google
12 4 (0.64%) MapR
12 4 (0.64%) Sophis