Period
to 22 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for EMIR skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited EMIR over the 6 months to 22 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.

European Market Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR)
UK > England
6 months to
22 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 660 687 620
Rank change year-on-year +27 -67 +78
Contract jobs citing EMIR 177 150 225
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.19% 0.17% 0.23%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 1.49% 1.48% 1.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 116 97 158
England median daily rate £550 £600 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.33% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £388 £420 £413
90th Percentile £763 £733 £725
UK median daily rate £550 £600 £594
% change year-on-year -8.33% +1.05% +7.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
England median hourly rate - - £21.00
UK median hourly rate - - £21.00

EMIR is in the Quality Assurance and Compliance 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 quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 11,919 10,166 11,795
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 12.99% 11.48% 11.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,867 6,700 7,497
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £263 £240 £240
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK median daily rate £448 £425 £401
% change year-on-year +5.29% +6.12% +0.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 314 362 429
England median hourly rate £20.60 £23.34 £24.23
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.74% -3.67% +21.15%
10th Percentile £11.08 £10.81 £11.00
90th Percentile £53.75 £47.50 £52.75
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £23.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -10.64% -6.00% +25.00%

EMIR
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for EMIR in England

EMIR
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for EMIR in England

EMIR
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing EMIR in England over the 6 months to 22 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for EMIR in England

EMIR
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 EMIR within the England region over the 6 months to 22 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 -12 173 £550 -8.33% 15
East of England - 2 £500 -
North of England - 1 £325 -
North West - 1 £325 -
South East - 1 - -
EMIR
UK

For the 6 months to 22 January 2018, IT contractor jobs citing EMIR 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 EMIR.

1 140 (79.10%) MiFID
2 101 (57.06%) Finance
3 78 (44.07%) Banking
4 68 (38.42%) Dodd-Frank
5 56 (31.64%) Front Office
6 48 (27.12%) Derivative
7 46 (25.99%) Investment Banking
8 40 (22.60%) Business Analysis
9 38 (21.47%) SQL
10 36 (20.34%) Project Management
11 33 (18.64%) Fixed Income
12 26 (14.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 26 (14.69%) Asset Management
12 26 (14.69%) Agile Software Development
13 25 (14.12%) Equities
14 24 (13.56%) Back Office
14 24 (13.56%) QA
15 21 (11.86%) OO
16 20 (11.30%) Stakeholder Management
16 20 (11.30%) Analytical Skills
17 19 (10.73%) OTC Derivatives
18 18 (10.17%) User Acceptance Testing
18 18 (10.17%) Financial Institution
18 18 (10.17%) C++
18 18 (10.17%) Quantitative Research
19 16 (9.04%) Change Management
19 16 (9.04%) C#
19 16 (9.04%) XML
20 15 (8.47%) Java
20 15 (8.47%) Data Analysis

EMIR
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 2 (1.13%) IIS
2 1 (0.56%) Confluence
2 1 (0.56%) MQSeries
2 1 (0.56%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.56%) WebSphere
Applications
1 6 (3.39%) MS Visio
2 3 (1.69%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (1.69%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.69%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.56%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (5.08%) Summit
2 6 (3.39%) Markit EDM
3 3 (1.69%) SAP FSCM
4 1 (0.56%) SimCorp Dimension
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.56%) DSL
1 1 (0.56%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (5.65%) Blockchain
1 10 (5.65%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (3.39%) SQL Server
3 5 (2.82%) DB2
3 5 (2.82%) Relational Database
4 4 (2.26%) Big Data
4 4 (2.26%) Hadoop
5 3 (1.69%) Apache Hive
5 3 (1.69%) HBase
6 2 (1.13%) NoSQL
6 2 (1.13%) SAP BW
6 2 (1.13%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (1.13%) SQL Server 2014
6 2 (1.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (1.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.56%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (0.56%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.56%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 6 (3.39%) Git (software)
1 6 (3.39%) Hudson
1 6 (3.39%) Jenkins
1 6 (3.39%) Maven
2 5 (2.82%) Ant
2 5 (2.82%) Gradle
2 5 (2.82%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (1.69%) FitNesse
3 3 (1.69%) MSTest
4 2 (1.13%) JIRA
5 1 (0.56%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.56%) JUnit
5 1 (0.56%) TeamCity
General
1 101 (57.06%) Finance
2 78 (44.07%) Banking
3 56 (31.64%) Front Office
4 46 (25.99%) Investment Banking
5 24 (13.56%) Back Office
6 18 (10.17%) Financial Institution
7 4 (2.26%) Manufacturing
8 2 (1.13%) Electronics
8 2 (1.13%) Legal
8 2 (1.13%) Marketing
8 2 (1.13%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (1.13%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.56%) French Language
9 1 (0.56%) International Banking
9 1 (0.56%) Law
9 1 (0.56%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 94 (53.11%) Analyst
2 62 (35.03%) Business Analyst
3 28 (15.82%) Developer
4 19 (10.73%) MiFID Business Analyst
5 18 (10.17%) Project Manager
6 17 (9.60%) Regulatory Business Analyst
6 17 (9.60%) Report Analyst
7 14 (7.91%) Senior Developer
8 13 (7.34%) C# Developer
9 11 (6.21%) Senior Analyst
9 11 (6.21%) Test Analyst
10 9 (5.08%) Technical Analyst
11 8 (4.52%) Asset Management Analyst
11 8 (4.52%) QA Leader
11 8 (4.52%) Senior C# Developer
11 8 (4.52%) Senior SQL Developer
11 8 (4.52%) SQL Analyst
11 8 (4.52%) SQL Developer
11 8 (4.52%) T-SQL Developer
12 7 (3.95%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (9.04%) XML
2 10 (5.65%) JSON
3 9 (5.08%) .NET
4 5 (2.82%) FpML
4 5 (2.82%) Protocol Buffers
4 5 (2.82%) SOAP
4 5 (2.82%) Spring
4 5 (2.82%) WCF
4 5 (2.82%) WinForms
5 3 (1.69%) .NET Core
5 3 (1.69%) COM
5 3 (1.69%) FIX Protocol
5 3 (1.69%) Web Services
5 3 (1.69%) WPF
6 2 (1.13%) .NET Framework
6 2 (1.13%) HTML
6 2 (1.13%) QuickFIX
6 2 (1.13%) XSD
7 1 (0.56%) WebSphere MQ
7 1 (0.56%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 48 (27.12%) Derivative
2 33 (18.64%) Fixed Income
3 26 (14.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 25 (14.12%) Equities
5 20 (11.30%) Analytical Skills
6 19 (10.73%) OTC Derivatives
7 11 (6.21%) Market Risk
8 6 (3.39%) Equity Derivative
8 6 (3.39%) Swaptions
9 5 (2.82%) Credit Risk
9 5 (2.82%) Hedge funds
9 5 (2.82%) Interest Rate Derivative
10 3 (1.69%) DTCC
10 3 (1.69%) Management Information System
10 3 (1.69%) Reference Data
11 2 (1.13%) Fintech
11 2 (1.13%) Wiki
12 1 (0.56%) Credit Derivative
12 1 (0.56%) FMCG
12 1 (0.56%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 7 (3.95%) Linux
2 6 (3.39%) Unix
2 6 (3.39%) Windows
3 2 (1.13%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (22.60%) Business Analysis
2 36 (20.34%) Project Management
3 26 (14.69%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (14.69%) Asset Management
4 21 (11.86%) OO
5 20 (11.30%) Stakeholder Management
6 18 (10.17%) Quantitative Research
6 18 (10.17%) User Acceptance Testing
7 16 (9.04%) Change Management
8 15 (8.47%) Data Analysis
9 13 (7.34%) Analytics
9 13 (7.34%) Data Modelling
9 13 (7.34%) Investment Management
10 12 (6.78%) Mathematics
10 12 (6.78%) Physics
10 12 (6.78%) Stochastic Calculus
11 10 (5.65%) ETL
12 9 (5.08%) Waterfall
13 8 (4.52%) Process Improvement
13 8 (4.52%) Scenario Testing
Programming Languages
1 38 (21.47%) SQL
2 18 (10.17%) C++
3 16 (9.04%) C#
4 15 (8.47%) Java
5 14 (7.91%) Python
6 10 (5.65%) T-SQL
7 8 (4.52%) Ruby
8 5 (2.82%) Shell Script
8 5 (2.82%) VBA
9 4 (2.26%) Bash Shell
10 3 (1.69%) JavaScript
11 1 (0.56%) C
11 1 (0.56%) Perl
11 1 (0.56%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.56%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.56%) TypeScript
11 1 (0.56%) XPath
11 1 (0.56%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 14 (7.91%) PhD
2 4 (2.26%) Degree
3 3 (1.69%) ISEB
4 2 (1.13%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.56%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 140 (79.10%) MiFID
2 68 (38.42%) Dodd-Frank
3 24 (13.56%) QA
4 10 (5.65%) Solvency II
5 8 (4.52%) GDPR
6 7 (3.95%) AIFMD
7 6 (3.39%) FATCA
8 3 (1.69%) Basel III
9 2 (1.13%) PMO
10 1 (0.56%) Basel II
10 1 (0.56%) IFRS
10 1 (0.56%) IFRS 9
10 1 (0.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.56%) UCITS
System Software
1 3 (1.69%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 9 (5.08%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (6.78%) Murex
2 9 (5.08%) Microsoft
3 8 (4.52%) Calypso
4 6 (3.39%) SAP
5 5 (2.82%) Perforce
6 3 (1.69%) Bloomberg
6 3 (1.69%) FXall
6 3 (1.69%) Informatica
6 3 (1.69%) Oracle
6 3 (1.69%) Reuters
6 3 (1.69%) Sophis
7 2 (1.13%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.56%) Charles River
8 1 (0.56%) EMC
8 1 (0.56%) FIS
8 1 (0.56%) GoldenSource
8 1 (0.56%) Misys
8 1 (0.56%) SimCorp
8 1 (0.56%) SunGard