Period
to 17 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Electronic Trading skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Electronic Trading over the 6 months to 17 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Electronic Trading (eTrading)
UK > England
6 months to
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 260 464 464
Rank change year-on-year +204 0 -69
Contract jobs citing Electronic Trading 912 406 425
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.99% 0.45% 0.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.17% 0.53% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 797 338 356
England median daily rate £650 £638 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.96% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £513 £463 £475
90th Percentile £800 £775 £713
UK median daily rate £650 £631 £600
% change year-on-year +2.97% +5.21% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
England median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate - - -

Electronic Trading is in the Processes and Methodologies 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 process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 78,144 76,040 80,572
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 84.59% 84.08% 82.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 52,821 50,742 53,006
England median daily rate £450 £433 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.05% +1.76% +6.25%
10th Percentile £293 £269 £263
90th Percentile £638 £614 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,788 2,055 2,462
England median hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +8.70% +15.00%
10th Percentile £11.43 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £23.50 £24.42 £23.35
% change year-on-year -3.77% +4.58% +16.75%

Electronic Trading
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Electronic Trading in England

Electronic Trading
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Electronic Trading in England

Electronic Trading
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Electronic Trading in England over the 6 months to 17 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Electronic Trading in England

Electronic Trading
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Electronic Trading in England

Electronic Trading
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 Electronic Trading within the England region over the 6 months to 17 January 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 +126 906 £650 +1.96% 114
Midlands +9 4 £388 +39.39%
West Midlands +4 4 £388 +39.39%
North of England +49 2 £550 - 3
Yorkshire - 2 £550 - 2
Electronic Trading
UK

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Electronic Trading also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for Electronic Trading.

1 534 (58.55%) Java
2 479 (52.52%) Front Office
3 435 (47.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 402 (44.08%) Banking
5 378 (41.45%) Low Latency
6 337 (36.95%) Finance
7 312 (34.21%) Multithreading
8 200 (21.93%) C#
9 196 (21.49%) FIX Protocol
10 190 (20.83%) Fixed Income
10 190 (20.83%) Investment Banking
11 178 (19.52%) Linux
12 151 (16.56%) SQL
13 141 (15.46%) C++
13 141 (15.46%) Algorithmic Trading
14 135 (14.80%) TIBCO
14 135 (14.80%) Agile Software Development
15 123 (13.49%) ION Trading
16 117 (12.83%) Python
17 115 (12.61%) Unix
18 105 (11.51%) Greenfield Project
19 100 (10.96%) ION MarketView
20 98 (10.75%) Computer Science
21 97 (10.64%) OO
22 94 (10.31%) Equities
23 87 (9.54%) Degree
24 86 (9.43%) JavaScript
24 86 (9.43%) Multithreaded Programming
25 85 (9.32%) Rendezvous
26 84 (9.21%) WPF

Electronic Trading
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 (1.64%) GemFire
2 12 (1.32%) Apache Spark
2 12 (1.32%) Oracle Coherence
3 6 (0.66%) MQSeries
4 5 (0.55%) Apache
5 2 (0.22%) Apache Pig
5 2 (0.22%) Confluence
5 2 (0.22%) Oracle Workflow
5 2 (0.22%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.11%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.11%) SharePoint
Applications
1 13 (1.43%) Microsoft Excel
2 12 (1.32%) Spreadsheet
3 7 (0.77%) Microsoft Office
4 4 (0.44%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 100 (10.96%) ION MarketView
2 27 (2.96%) RMDS
3 20 (2.19%) Bloomberg TOMS
4 7 (0.77%) Kondor
5 4 (0.44%) Aligne
5 4 (0.44%) Distributed Ledger
6 1 (0.11%) Infor M3
6 1 (0.11%) Postilion
6 1 (0.11%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 8 (0.88%) npm
1 8 (0.88%) Yarn
2 5 (0.55%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.22%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.22%) GitHub
4 1 (0.11%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 27 (2.96%) TCP/IP
2 25 (2.74%) FIX Connectivity
3 12 (1.32%) Firewall
4 4 (0.44%) LAN
5 1 (0.11%) BGP
5 1 (0.11%) EIGRP
5 1 (0.11%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 70 (7.68%) SQL Server
2 68 (7.46%) KDB
3 24 (2.63%) Big Data
4 18 (1.97%) Relational Database
5 14 (1.54%) Blockchain
5 14 (1.54%) SQL Server 2008
6 13 (1.43%) OLAP
7 11 (1.21%) Hadoop
8 10 (1.10%) Hazelcast
9 9 (0.99%) RDBMS
10 8 (0.88%) Kdb+
10 8 (0.88%) NoSQL
10 8 (0.88%) SQL Server 2014
11 6 (0.66%) DB2
12 5 (0.55%) MongoDB
13 3 (0.33%) BusinessObjects
14 2 (0.22%) Apache Hive
14 2 (0.22%) Oracle Database
14 2 (0.22%) Tick Data
15 1 (0.11%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 45 (4.93%) TeamCity
2 35 (3.84%) Git (software)
3 32 (3.51%) Subversion
4 27 (2.96%) Maven
5 19 (2.08%) JIRA
6 17 (1.86%) Visual Studio
7 14 (1.54%) Gradle
7 14 (1.54%) Jenkins
8 13 (1.43%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 12 (1.32%) Bitbucket
10 11 (1.21%) JUnit
11 7 (0.77%) ReSharper
12 5 (0.55%) Mockito
13 4 (0.44%) Robot Framework
14 2 (0.22%) jMock
14 2 (0.22%) NUnit
14 2 (0.22%) Oracle APEX
14 2 (0.22%) Sonatype Nexus
15 1 (0.11%) Cucumber
15 1 (0.11%) Selenium
General
1 479 (52.52%) Front Office
2 402 (44.08%) Banking
3 337 (36.95%) Finance
4 190 (20.83%) Investment Banking
5 20 (2.19%) Back Office
6 16 (1.75%) Financial Institution
7 5 (0.55%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.22%) French Language
8 2 (0.22%) Marketing
9 1 (0.11%) International Banking
9 1 (0.11%) Legal
9 1 (0.11%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.11%) Retail
9 1 (0.11%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 653 (71.60%) Developer
2 392 (42.98%) Java Developer
3 277 (30.37%) Electronic Trading Developer
4 184 (20.18%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
5 153 (16.78%) Senior Developer
6 143 (15.68%) C# Developer
7 114 (12.50%) Senior Java Developer
8 99 (10.86%) Analyst
9 86 (9.43%) Front Office Developer
10 72 (7.89%) Business Analyst
11 68 (7.46%) C++ Developer
12 56 (6.14%) C# Developer - Electronic Trading
13 48 (5.26%) WPF Developer
14 45 (4.93%) C# WPF Developer
15 34 (3.73%) Low Latency Java Developer
16 32 (3.51%) Electronic Trading Support
17 31 (3.40%) Quantitative Developer
18 30 (3.29%) Electronic Trading Business Analyst
19 29 (3.18%) Support Analyst
20 28 (3.07%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 196 (21.49%) FIX Protocol
2 85 (9.32%) Rendezvous
3 84 (9.21%) WPF
4 77 (8.44%) .NET
5 69 (7.57%) HTML
6 64 (7.02%) TIBCO EMS
7 63 (6.91%) HTML5
8 41 (4.50%) AngularJS
9 38 (4.17%) JMS
10 30 (3.29%) XML
11 29 (3.18%) WinForms
12 28 (3.07%) Reactive Extensions
13 27 (2.96%) Middleware
14 21 (2.30%) Java Concurrency
15 19 (2.08%) .NET Framework
15 19 (2.08%) Spring
15 19 (2.08%) XSD
15 19 (2.08%) XSLT
16 18 (1.97%) Boost C++ Libraries
16 18 (1.97%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 435 (47.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 190 (20.83%) Fixed Income
3 105 (11.51%) Greenfield Project
4 98 (10.75%) Computer Science
5 94 (10.31%) Equities
6 75 (8.22%) Derivative
7 73 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
8 32 (3.51%) Equity Derivative
9 18 (1.97%) Algorithms
9 18 (1.97%) N-Tier
10 13 (1.43%) Credit Risk
11 12 (1.32%) Market Risk
12 11 (1.21%) Data Structures
13 9 (0.99%) User Experience
14 8 (0.88%) VWAP
15 6 (0.66%) Fintech
16 5 (0.55%) Interest Rate Derivative
17 4 (0.44%) Virtual Team
18 3 (0.33%) Credit Derivative
19 2 (0.22%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 178 (19.52%) Linux
2 115 (12.61%) Unix
3 55 (6.03%) Windows
4 32 (3.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (0.44%) Solaris
6 1 (0.11%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 378 (41.45%) Low Latency
2 312 (34.21%) Multithreading
3 141 (15.46%) Algorithmic Trading
4 135 (14.80%) Agile Software Development
5 97 (10.64%) OO
6 86 (9.43%) Multithreaded Programming
7 74 (8.11%) MVVM
8 71 (7.79%) Test Automation
9 70 (7.68%) Market Making
9 70 (7.68%) SDLC
10 68 (7.46%) Continuous Integration
10 68 (7.46%) TDD
11 67 (7.35%) Mathematics
12 53 (5.81%) High Availability
12 53 (5.81%) Ultra-Low Latency
13 52 (5.70%) Risk Management
14 51 (5.59%) E-Commerce
15 46 (5.04%) Performance Optimisation
16 42 (4.61%) Concurrent Programming
16 42 (4.61%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 534 (58.55%) Java
2 200 (21.93%) C#
3 151 (16.56%) SQL
4 141 (15.46%) C++
5 117 (12.83%) Python
6 86 (9.43%) JavaScript
7 43 (4.71%) Perl
8 35 (3.84%) C
9 15 (1.64%) Shell Script
9 15 (1.64%) TypeScript
10 13 (1.43%) Scala
11 8 (0.88%) ES6
12 6 (0.66%) Bash Shell
13 5 (0.55%) Haskell
13 5 (0.55%) PHP
14 4 (0.44%) Clojure
14 4 (0.44%) VBA
15 3 (0.33%) Korn
15 3 (0.33%) VB
16 2 (0.22%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 87 (9.54%) Degree
2 38 (4.17%) Computer Science Degree
3 26 (2.85%) PhD
4 12 (1.32%) Numerate Degree
5 9 (0.99%) PMP
6 7 (0.77%) PMI Certification
7 6 (0.66%) Master's Degree
8 1 (0.11%) CCIE
8 1 (0.11%) CCNP
8 1 (0.11%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (4.39%) MiFID
2 26 (2.85%) QA
3 2 (0.22%) EMIR
4 1 (0.11%) Dodd-Frank
4 1 (0.11%) FINRA
4 1 (0.11%) PMO
4 1 (0.11%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (0.66%) Docker
2 1 (0.11%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 13 (1.43%) Ansible
2 11 (1.21%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (0.44%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (0.22%) MOM
4 2 (0.22%) Thomson Reuters DACS
5 1 (0.11%) ITRS Geneos
5 1 (0.11%) Nagios
5 1 (0.11%) Puppet
5 1 (0.11%) yum
Vendors
1 135 (14.80%) TIBCO
2 123 (13.49%) ION Trading
3 69 (7.57%) Oracle
4 64 (7.02%) Sybase
5 52 (5.70%) Bloomberg
5 52 (5.70%) Reuters
6 35 (3.84%) Microsoft
7 33 (3.62%) Currenex
8 27 (2.96%) FXall
9 23 (2.52%) Tradeweb
10 13 (1.43%) Perforce
11 11 (1.21%) Solace
12 6 (0.66%) Atlassian
13 5 (0.55%) Charles River
13 5 (0.55%) MarketAxess
14 4 (0.44%) FIS
14 4 (0.44%) Trayport
15 3 (0.33%) Cisco
15 3 (0.33%) Murex
15 3 (0.33%) Talarian