Period
to 22 July 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 22 July 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
22 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 321 285 497
Rank change year-on-year -36 +212 -45
Contract jobs citing Electronic Trading 749 789 406
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.79% 0.89% 0.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.93% 1.05% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 652 635 358
England median daily rate £675 £625 £625
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.00% - +4.17%
10th Percentile £538 £475 £463
90th Percentile £813 £750 £719
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 80,892 75,217 85,792
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 85.83% 85.14% 84.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 53,797 49,549 57,201
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.94%
10th Percentile £300 £281 £269
90th Percentile £638 £625 £613
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +0.11% +5.76% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,242 1,939 2,035
England median hourly rate £22.50 £24.49 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.11% +3.09% +12.71%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.35 £11.72
90th Percentile £50.75 £51.25 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £25.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year -12.00% +4.17% +11.63%

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 22 July 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 22 July 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 -25 748 £675 +8.00% 69
East of England +5 1 - -
Electronic Trading
UK

For the 6 months to 22 July 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.

1 418 (55.81%) Java
2 417 (55.67%) Front Office
3 354 (47.26%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 321 (42.86%) Low Latency
5 312 (41.66%) Banking
6 261 (34.85%) Multithreading
7 213 (28.44%) Finance
8 189 (25.23%) Linux
9 167 (22.30%) C#
10 154 (20.56%) Investment Banking
11 147 (19.63%) Fixed Income
12 122 (16.29%) Python
13 104 (13.89%) ION Trading
13 104 (13.89%) .NET
14 101 (13.48%) JavaScript
15 96 (12.82%) SQL
16 93 (12.42%) Equities
17 90 (12.02%) Algorithmic Trading
18 89 (11.88%) C++
18 89 (11.88%) ION MarketView
19 86 (11.48%) Agile Software Development
20 84 (11.21%) Unix
21 83 (11.08%) Java 8
22 81 (10.81%) FIX Protocol
23 80 (10.68%) TIBCO
24 79 (10.55%) Problem-Solving
25 77 (10.28%) AngularJS
26 73 (9.75%) TypeScript
26 73 (9.75%) Multithreaded Programming
27 67 (8.95%) Node.js

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 (2.00%) Oracle Workflow
2 14 (1.87%) Tomcat
3 13 (1.74%) Elasticsearch
4 11 (1.47%) JBoss
5 6 (0.80%) SharePoint
6 5 (0.67%) MTS
7 4 (0.53%) Confluence
7 4 (0.53%) IIS
8 2 (0.27%) Apache Spark
9 1 (0.13%) Apache Solr
9 1 (0.13%) MQSeries
9 1 (0.13%) SAS
Applications
1 7 (0.93%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (0.80%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 6 (0.80%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.40%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 89 (11.88%) ION MarketView
2 8 (1.07%) Bloomberg TOMS
3 2 (0.27%) RMDS
4 1 (0.13%) Aligne
4 1 (0.13%) ProductWriter
4 1 (0.13%) Sentinel
4 1 (0.13%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 18 (2.40%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (1.87%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (0.67%) npm
3 5 (0.67%) Yarn
4 1 (0.13%) GitHub
4 1 (0.13%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 17 (2.27%) Firewall
2 16 (2.14%) Multicast
3 4 (0.53%) DMZ
3 4 (0.53%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.27%) BGP
4 2 (0.27%) FIX Connectivity
4 2 (0.27%) OSPF
5 1 (0.13%) InfiniBand
5 1 (0.13%) Kerberos
5 1 (0.13%) LAN
5 1 (0.13%) tcpdump
5 1 (0.13%) WAN
5 1 (0.13%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (7.74%) SQL Server
2 33 (4.41%) KDB
2 33 (4.41%) Relational Database
3 24 (3.20%) Blockchain
4 20 (2.67%) MongoDB
5 15 (2.00%) RDBMS
6 10 (1.34%) NoSQL
7 8 (1.07%) Hazelcast
8 6 (0.80%) SQL Server 2008
9 5 (0.67%) SQL Server 2014
9 5 (0.67%) Tick Data
10 4 (0.53%) Big Data
10 4 (0.53%) DB2
11 3 (0.40%) Hadoop
12 2 (0.27%) Kdb+
13 1 (0.13%) Apache Cassandra
13 1 (0.13%) Apache Hive
13 1 (0.13%) HBase
13 1 (0.13%) Redis
13 1 (0.13%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 38 (5.07%) TeamCity
2 35 (4.67%) Git (software)
3 27 (3.60%) Maven
4 18 (2.40%) Subversion
5 16 (2.14%) JIRA
6 9 (1.20%) Visual Studio
7 8 (1.07%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 8 (1.07%) Jenkins
8 6 (0.80%) ReSharper
9 5 (0.67%) Sonatype Nexus
10 4 (0.53%) JUnit
10 4 (0.53%) Robot Framework
11 3 (0.40%) NUnit
12 2 (0.27%) Gradle
12 2 (0.27%) Moq
12 2 (0.27%) Visual Studio Code
13 1 (0.13%) Bitbucket
13 1 (0.13%) GCC
13 1 (0.13%) Rhino Mocks
13 1 (0.13%) SpecFlow
General
1 417 (55.67%) Front Office
2 312 (41.66%) Banking
3 213 (28.44%) Finance
4 154 (20.56%) Investment Banking
5 27 (3.60%) Back Office
6 20 (2.67%) Financial Institution
7 13 (1.74%) Advertising
8 3 (0.40%) Marketing
9 2 (0.27%) Games
9 2 (0.27%) Legal
Job Titles
1 539 (71.96%) Developer
2 328 (43.79%) Java Developer
3 270 (36.05%) Electronic Trading Developer
4 174 (23.23%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
5 161 (21.50%) Senior Developer
6 129 (17.22%) Front Office Developer
7 108 (14.42%) C# Developer
8 96 (12.82%) Senior Java Developer
9 57 (7.61%) C# Developer - Electronic Trading
10 55 (7.34%) Analyst
10 55 (7.34%) Low Latency Java Developer
11 36 (4.81%) C++ Developer
12 34 (4.54%) Business Analyst
13 33 (4.41%) Senior C# Developer
14 32 (4.27%) JavaScript Developer
15 30 (4.01%) Applications Support
16 29 (3.87%) Angular Developer
17 27 (3.60%) Full Stack Developer
18 25 (3.34%) C# WPF Developer
18 25 (3.34%) Electronic Trading C++ Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 104 (13.89%) .NET
2 81 (10.81%) FIX Protocol
3 77 (10.28%) AngularJS
4 67 (8.95%) Node.js
5 56 (7.48%) Rendezvous
6 53 (7.08%) HTML
7 48 (6.41%) HTML5
8 42 (5.61%) Socket.IO
8 42 (5.61%) WPF
9 36 (4.81%) Middleware
10 29 (3.87%) CSS
11 28 (3.74%) Angular 2
12 26 (3.47%) Reactive Extensions
13 25 (3.34%) RxJS
13 25 (3.34%) TIBCO EMS
14 19 (2.54%) JMS
14 19 (2.54%) REST
15 18 (2.40%) WCF
16 17 (2.27%) Kafka
17 16 (2.14%) Akka
Miscellaneous
1 354 (47.26%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 147 (19.63%) Fixed Income
3 93 (12.42%) Equities
4 60 (8.01%) Derivative
5 58 (7.74%) Computer Science
6 51 (6.81%) Greenfield Project
7 39 (5.21%) Analytical Skills
8 26 (3.47%) Algorithms
9 20 (2.67%) User Experience
10 19 (2.54%) Fintech
11 15 (2.00%) Credit Risk
11 15 (2.00%) Equity Derivative
12 11 (1.47%) Hybrid Cloud
13 10 (1.34%) Market Risk
14 6 (0.80%) Self-Motivation
15 5 (0.67%) Eurex
16 3 (0.40%) Data Centre
16 3 (0.40%) Data Structures
16 3 (0.40%) Hedge funds
16 3 (0.40%) Interest Rate Derivative
Operating Systems
1 189 (25.23%) Linux
2 84 (11.21%) Unix
3 50 (6.68%) Windows
4 27 (3.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (0.67%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 321 (42.86%) Low Latency
2 261 (34.85%) Multithreading
3 90 (12.02%) Algorithmic Trading
4 86 (11.48%) Agile Software Development
5 79 (10.55%) Problem-Solving
6 73 (9.75%) Multithreaded Programming
7 63 (8.41%) OO
8 53 (7.08%) Workflow
9 49 (6.54%) Market Making
10 48 (6.41%) Front End Development
10 48 (6.41%) Performance Optimisation
11 47 (6.28%) Test Automation
12 44 (5.87%) Mathematics
13 40 (5.34%) High Availability
14 38 (5.07%) Web Development
15 37 (4.94%) E-Commerce
15 37 (4.94%) OOP
15 37 (4.94%) TDD
16 33 (4.41%) MVVM
17 32 (4.27%) Ultra-Low Latency
Programming Languages
1 418 (55.81%) Java
2 167 (22.30%) C#
3 122 (16.29%) Python
4 101 (13.48%) JavaScript
5 96 (12.82%) SQL
6 89 (11.88%) C++
7 83 (11.08%) Java 8
8 73 (9.75%) TypeScript
9 32 (4.27%) Bash Shell
10 21 (2.80%) Perl
11 15 (2.00%) Clojure
12 14 (1.87%) Go
13 12 (1.60%) Scala
14 11 (1.47%) C
14 11 (1.47%) ES6
15 8 (1.07%) PowerShell
15 8 (1.07%) Shell Script
16 7 (0.93%) R
17 6 (0.80%) PHP
17 6 (0.80%) VB
Qualifications
1 63 (8.41%) Degree
2 26 (3.47%) Computer Science Degree
2 26 (3.47%) Numerate Degree
3 8 (1.07%) PhD
4 1 (0.13%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.13%) Novell Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (2.14%) MiFID
2 9 (1.20%) QA
3 7 (0.93%) EMIR
4 3 (0.40%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 12 (1.60%) Docker
2 1 (0.13%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 1 (0.13%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 14 (1.87%) Kibana
2 13 (1.74%) logstash
3 3 (0.40%) ITRS Geneos
4 2 (0.27%) Ansible
5 1 (0.13%) Hadoop YARN
5 1 (0.13%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.13%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.13%) Oozie
5 1 (0.13%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.13%) Puppet
5 1 (0.13%) Terraform
Vendors
1 104 (13.89%) ION Trading
2 80 (10.68%) TIBCO
3 60 (8.01%) Oracle
4 39 (5.21%) Bloomberg
5 29 (3.87%) Reuters
6 28 (3.74%) Sybase
7 14 (1.87%) Currenex
8 13 (1.74%) Capita
9 12 (1.60%) Red Hat
10 11 (1.47%) Microsoft
11 10 (1.34%) Sun
12 8 (1.07%) FXall
13 7 (0.93%) Atlassian
13 7 (0.93%) Tradeweb
14 6 (0.80%) Citrix
15 5 (0.67%) MarketAxess
16 3 (0.40%) Solace
17 2 (0.27%) Fidessa
17 2 (0.27%) Informatica
17 2 (0.27%) Splunk