Period
to 23 October 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 23 October 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
23 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 406 252 555
Rank change year-on-year -154 +303 -58
Contract jobs citing Electronic Trading 543 958 326
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.57% 1.04% 0.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.67% 1.21% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 462 813 283
England median daily rate £675 £625 £625
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.00% - +4.17%
10th Percentile £538 £475 £430
90th Percentile £788 £760 £725
UK median daily rate £675 £625 £625
% change year-on-year +8.00% - +4.17%
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 81,550 79,195 83,380
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 86.26% 85.93% 85.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 54,470 53,008 55,540
England median daily rate £473 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £300 £283 £263
90th Percentile £644 £631 £606
UK median daily rate £455 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +1.11% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,180 1,862 2,214
England median hourly rate £21.00 £24.93 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.75% +10.78% +3.97%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.00 £48.00
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £24.98 £22.50
% change year-on-year -15.93% +11.02% +3.73%

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 23 October 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 23 October 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 -105 543 £675 +8.00% 51
Electronic Trading
UK

For the 6 months to 23 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Electronic Trading 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 Electronic Trading.

1 311 (57.27%) Front Office
2 289 (53.22%) Java
3 238 (43.83%) Low Latency
4 216 (39.78%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 195 (35.91%) Banking
6 185 (34.07%) Multithreading
7 137 (25.23%) Fixed Income
8 128 (23.57%) Finance
9 125 (23.02%) C#
10 121 (22.28%) Linux
11 105 (19.34%) Agile Software Development
12 100 (18.42%) SQL
13 98 (18.05%) Investment Banking
14 89 (16.39%) JavaScript
15 88 (16.21%) .NET
16 76 (14.00%) Python
17 74 (13.63%) ION Trading
17 74 (13.63%) AngularJS
18 68 (12.52%) Unix
19 65 (11.97%) TypeScript
19 65 (11.97%) ION MarketView
20 63 (11.60%) Oracle
21 61 (11.23%) Equities
21 61 (11.23%) TDD
21 61 (11.23%) Problem-Solving
22 57 (10.50%) Multithreaded Programming
23 56 (10.31%) Java 8
23 56 (10.31%) Algorithmic Trading
23 56 (10.31%) SQL Server
24 55 (10.13%) FIX Protocol

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 21 (3.87%) IIS
2 15 (2.76%) Oracle Workflow
3 7 (1.29%) SharePoint
4 5 (0.92%) MTS
5 4 (0.74%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 4 (0.74%) Tomcat
6 3 (0.55%) Apache
6 3 (0.55%) WebSphere
7 2 (0.37%) CMS
7 2 (0.37%) Confluence
7 2 (0.37%) Oracle Coherence
8 1 (0.18%) MQSeries
Applications
1 11 (2.03%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (1.84%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 7 (1.29%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 65 (11.97%) ION MarketView
2 9 (1.66%) Bloomberg TOMS
3 1 (0.18%) RMDS
3 1 (0.18%) Sentinel
3 1 (0.18%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 27 (4.97%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (3.31%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (0.74%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.37%) npm
5 1 (0.18%) GitHub
5 1 (0.18%) NuGet
5 1 (0.18%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 17 (3.13%) Multicast
2 13 (2.39%) Firewall
3 4 (0.74%) BGP
3 4 (0.74%) OSPF
4 2 (0.37%) DMZ
4 2 (0.37%) FIX Connectivity
4 2 (0.37%) WAN
5 1 (0.18%) InfiniBand
5 1 (0.18%) LAN
5 1 (0.18%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (10.31%) SQL Server
2 23 (4.24%) Relational Database
3 16 (2.95%) KDB
4 12 (2.21%) MongoDB
5 11 (2.03%) NoSQL
5 11 (2.03%) RDBMS
6 8 (1.47%) Blockchain
7 6 (1.10%) DB2
8 5 (0.92%) Big Data
8 5 (0.92%) Hadoop
9 4 (0.74%) Kdb+
10 3 (0.55%) SQL Server 2008
11 1 (0.18%) Apache Cassandra
11 1 (0.18%) Oracle Database
11 1 (0.18%) Redis
11 1 (0.18%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 48 (8.84%) TeamCity
2 25 (4.60%) Git (software)
2 25 (4.60%) Maven
3 12 (2.21%) Subversion
4 9 (1.66%) Moq
5 6 (1.10%) Visual Studio
6 5 (0.92%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 5 (0.92%) Sonatype Nexus
7 4 (0.74%) Jenkins
7 4 (0.74%) NUnit
7 4 (0.74%) Robot Framework
8 3 (0.55%) JIRA
8 3 (0.55%) JMeter
8 3 (0.55%) Rhino Mocks
8 3 (0.55%) SpecFlow
9 2 (0.37%) Bitbucket
9 2 (0.37%) Gradle
9 2 (0.37%) JUnit
9 2 (0.37%) Visual Studio Code
9 2 (0.37%) YourKit
General
1 311 (57.27%) Front Office
2 195 (35.91%) Banking
3 128 (23.57%) Finance
4 98 (18.05%) Investment Banking
5 14 (2.58%) Back Office
6 13 (2.39%) Advertising
7 9 (1.66%) Financial Institution
8 3 (0.55%) Marketing
9 2 (0.37%) Games
9 2 (0.37%) Legal
Job Titles
1 413 (76.06%) Developer
2 237 (43.65%) Java Developer
3 198 (36.46%) Electronic Trading Developer
4 107 (19.71%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
5 96 (17.68%) Front Office Developer
5 96 (17.68%) Senior Developer
6 95 (17.50%) C# Developer
7 66 (12.15%) C# Developer - Electronic Trading
8 60 (11.05%) Senior Java Developer
9 41 (7.55%) Low Latency Java Developer
10 32 (5.89%) C++ Developer
11 30 (5.52%) Analyst
11 30 (5.52%) Full Stack Developer
12 29 (5.34%) Electronic Trading C++ Developer
13 27 (4.97%) Angular Developer
14 24 (4.42%) JavaScript Developer
15 20 (3.68%) C++/C# Developer
15 20 (3.68%) Front Office C++ Developer
16 19 (3.50%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
16 19 (3.50%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 88 (16.21%) .NET
2 74 (13.63%) AngularJS
3 55 (10.13%) FIX Protocol
4 39 (7.18%) HTML
4 39 (7.18%) Node.js
5 38 (7.00%) Middleware
6 37 (6.81%) HTML5
7 36 (6.63%) Rendezvous
8 29 (5.34%) WPF
9 26 (4.79%) CSS
10 24 (4.42%) JMS
10 24 (4.42%) Socket.IO
11 23 (4.24%) .NET Framework
11 23 (4.24%) REST
11 23 (4.24%) Web Services
12 22 (4.05%) React
12 22 (4.05%) Reactive Extensions
13 21 (3.87%) Angular 2
14 20 (3.68%) Dapper ORM
14 20 (3.68%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 216 (39.78%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 137 (25.23%) Fixed Income
3 61 (11.23%) Equities
4 53 (9.76%) Derivative
5 47 (8.66%) Analytical Skills
6 40 (7.37%) Greenfield Project
7 28 (5.16%) Computer Science
8 23 (4.24%) Algorithms
9 18 (3.31%) User Experience
10 12 (2.21%) Fintech
11 11 (2.03%) Market Risk
12 10 (1.84%) Self-Motivation
13 9 (1.66%) Hedge funds
14 7 (1.29%) Equity Derivative
15 5 (0.92%) Eurex
16 4 (0.74%) Credit Risk
16 4 (0.74%) Data Structures
16 4 (0.74%) Grid Computing
17 3 (0.55%) Data Centre
18 2 (0.37%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 121 (22.28%) Linux
2 68 (12.52%) Unix
3 46 (8.47%) Windows
4 19 (3.50%) Windows Server
5 16 (2.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.18%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 238 (43.83%) Low Latency
2 185 (34.07%) Multithreading
3 105 (19.34%) Agile Software Development
4 61 (11.23%) Problem-Solving
4 61 (11.23%) TDD
5 57 (10.50%) Multithreaded Programming
6 56 (10.31%) Algorithmic Trading
7 51 (9.39%) Front End Development
8 42 (7.73%) OO
8 42 (7.73%) Performance Optimisation
9 37 (6.81%) Continuous Integration
10 31 (5.71%) Market Making
11 30 (5.52%) Test Automation
11 30 (5.52%) Workflow
12 29 (5.34%) Risk Management
12 29 (5.34%) Scrum
13 28 (5.16%) Ultra-Low Latency
14 26 (4.79%) DevOps
14 26 (4.79%) Project Management
15 24 (4.42%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 289 (53.22%) Java
2 125 (23.02%) C#
3 100 (18.42%) SQL
4 89 (16.39%) JavaScript
5 76 (14.00%) Python
6 65 (11.97%) TypeScript
7 56 (10.31%) Java 8
8 54 (9.94%) C++
9 19 (3.50%) Bash Shell
10 15 (2.76%) Perl
10 15 (2.76%) Scala
11 8 (1.47%) PowerShell
12 7 (1.29%) R
13 5 (0.92%) C
14 4 (0.74%) Clojure
14 4 (0.74%) ES6
15 3 (0.55%) Shell Script
16 2 (0.37%) XAML
17 1 (0.18%) MATLAB
17 1 (0.18%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 37 (6.81%) Degree
2 14 (2.58%) Computer Science Degree
3 9 (1.66%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (1.29%) MiFID
2 6 (1.10%) QA
3 4 (0.74%) EMIR
4 3 (0.55%) Dodd-Frank
5 1 (0.18%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.18%) PMO
System Software
1 5 (0.92%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (0.92%) Ansible
2 3 (0.55%) ITRS Geneos
3 2 (0.37%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.18%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.18%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.18%) Puppet
4 1 (0.18%) Terraform
Vendors
1 74 (13.63%) ION Trading
2 63 (11.60%) Oracle
3 51 (9.39%) TIBCO
4 26 (4.79%) Bloomberg
5 21 (3.87%) Reuters
6 16 (2.95%) Sybase
7 15 (2.76%) Currenex
8 14 (2.58%) Red Hat
9 13 (2.39%) Microsoft
10 10 (1.84%) Sun
11 9 (1.66%) DevExpress
12 6 (1.10%) Informatica
12 6 (1.10%) Tradeweb
13 5 (0.92%) MarketAxess
14 4 (0.74%) FXall
14 4 (0.74%) RedGate
15 3 (0.55%) Arista
15 3 (0.55%) Atlassian
15 3 (0.55%) Dynatrace
15 3 (0.55%) Solace