The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for FpML skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited FpML over the 3 months to 23 June 2017 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.

Financial Products Markup Language (FpML)
UK / England
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 554 569 593
Rank change year-on-year +15 +24  
Contract jobs citing FpML 34 51 33
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.079% 0.10% 0.065%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.25% 0.36% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 41 25
Median daily rate £575 £525 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.52% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £475 £474
10% offered a daily rate of more than £693 £600 £615
UK excluding London median daily rate - £500 -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

FpML is in the industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 13857 14297 14167
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 32.23% 28.93% 27.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 9633 10184 9649
Median daily rate £450 £425 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +9.67%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £300 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £570 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 189 163 190
Median hourly rate £41.50 £36.50 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.69% -1.35%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.82 £18.80 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +18.05% -10.00%  

FpML
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing FpML as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Job vacancy trend for FpML in England

FpML
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for FpML in England

FpML
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing FpML in England over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for FpML in England

FpML
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 FpML within the England region over the 3 months to 23 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London 0 34 £575 +6.97% 2
FpML
UK

For the 6 months to 23 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing FpML 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 FpML.

1 34 (57.63%) XML
2 31 (52.54%) MiFID
3 30 (50.85%) Banking
4 24 (40.68%) Finance
5 22 (37.29%) FIX Protocol
6 21 (35.59%) Java
7 20 (33.90%) Derivative
8 18 (30.51%) EMIR
9 17 (28.81%) OTC Derivatives
10 15 (25.42%) Investment Banking
11 14 (23.73%) Fixed Income
12 13 (22.03%) Agile Software Development
12 13 (22.03%) SQL
13 12 (20.34%) JMS
13 12 (20.34%) Dodd-Frank
14 11 (18.64%) Spring
15 10 (16.95%) Business Analysis
15 10 (16.95%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 9 (15.25%) Multithreading
16 9 (15.25%) Maven
17 8 (13.56%) Front Office
17 8 (13.56%) Oracle
17 8 (13.56%) Unix
17 8 (13.56%) Low Latency
18 7 (11.86%) SDLC
18 7 (11.86%) WebSphere
18 7 (11.86%) XSD
18 7 (11.86%) WebSphere MQ
18 7 (11.86%) Middleware
18 7 (11.86%) Equities

FpML
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 7 (11.86%) WebSphere
2 4 (6.78%) GemFire
2 4 (6.78%) Oracle Coherence
3 3 (5.08%) WebSphere Application Server
4 2 (3.39%) Apache Qpid
4 2 (3.39%) Confluence
4 2 (3.39%) Lightstreamer
4 2 (3.39%) WebORB
5 1 (1.69%) JBoss
5 1 (1.69%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (3.39%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (3.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.69%) Front Arena
1 1 (1.69%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.39%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (3.39%) Amazon EC2
1 2 (3.39%) Amazon Kinesis
1 2 (3.39%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.39%) Firewall
1 2 (3.39%) Internet
1 2 (3.39%) SSL
1 2 (3.39%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.47%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (6.78%) SQL Server
3 2 (3.39%) Amazon RDS
3 2 (3.39%) Amazon Redshift
3 2 (3.39%) Data Mart
3 2 (3.39%) MySQL
3 2 (3.39%) Oracle Database
3 2 (3.39%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.69%) Big Data
4 1 (1.69%) Data Mining
4 1 (1.69%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.69%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 9 (15.25%) Maven
2 5 (8.47%) JIRA
3 4 (6.78%) Eclipse
4 3 (5.08%) Subversion
5 2 (3.39%) Git (software)
5 2 (3.39%) Gradle
5 2 (3.39%) IntelliJ
5 2 (3.39%) JUnit
5 2 (3.39%) Visual Studio
6 1 (1.69%) Ant
6 1 (1.69%) ERwin
6 1 (1.69%) XMLSpy
General
1 30 (50.85%) Banking
2 24 (40.68%) Finance
3 15 (25.42%) Investment Banking
4 8 (13.56%) Front Office
5 3 (5.08%) Back Office
6 1 (1.69%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 26 (44.07%) Analyst
1 26 (44.07%) Business Analyst
1 26 (44.07%) Developer
2 18 (30.51%) Java Developer
3 10 (16.95%) Derivatives Business Analyst
3 10 (16.95%) OTC Derivatives Analyst
3 10 (16.95%) OTC Derivatives Business Analyst
4 7 (11.86%) MiFID Business Analyst
5 6 (10.17%) Technical Analyst
5 6 (10.17%) Technical Business Analyst
6 5 (8.47%) Integration Developer
6 5 (8.47%) Report Analyst
6 5 (8.47%) Senior Developer
7 4 (6.78%) Investment Banking Java Developer
7 4 (6.78%) Middleware Developer
7 4 (6.78%) Regulatory Business Analyst
7 4 (6.78%) Senior Java Developer
7 4 (6.78%) XML Analyst
8 3 (5.08%) Banking Analyst
8 3 (5.08%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (57.63%) XML
2 22 (37.29%) FIX Protocol
3 12 (20.34%) JMS
4 11 (18.64%) Spring
5 7 (11.86%) Middleware
5 7 (11.86%) WebSphere MQ
5 7 (11.86%) XSD
6 6 (10.17%) XSLT
7 5 (8.47%) Apache Camel
7 5 (8.47%) HTML
7 5 (8.47%) HTML5
8 4 (6.78%) Spring Batch
8 4 (6.78%) Spring Integration
9 3 (5.08%) .NET
9 3 (5.08%) JDBC
10 2 (3.39%) CSS
10 2 (3.39%) FIXML
10 2 (3.39%) Hibernate
10 2 (3.39%) Kafka
10 2 (3.39%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 20 (33.90%) Derivative
2 17 (28.81%) OTC Derivatives
3 14 (23.73%) Fixed Income
4 10 (16.95%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 7 (11.86%) Equities
6 4 (6.78%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (5.08%) PMI
7 3 (5.08%) Reference Data
8 2 (3.39%) Fintech
8 2 (3.39%) SWIFT
9 1 (1.69%) Credit Derivative
9 1 (1.69%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (1.69%) Equity Derivative
9 1 (1.69%) Interest Rate Derivative
Operating Systems
1 8 (13.56%) Unix
2 6 (10.17%) Linux
3 2 (3.39%) Solaris
3 2 (3.39%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (22.03%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (16.95%) Business Analysis
3 9 (15.25%) Multithreading
4 8 (13.56%) Low Latency
5 7 (11.86%) Scrum
5 7 (11.86%) SDLC
6 6 (10.17%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (8.47%) Data Modelling
7 5 (8.47%) ETL
8 4 (6.78%) Change Control
8 4 (6.78%) Change Management
8 4 (6.78%) Data Integration
8 4 (6.78%) Defect Tracking
8 4 (6.78%) SOA
9 3 (5.08%) Analytics
9 3 (5.08%) Continuous Integration
9 3 (5.08%) Data Analysis
9 3 (5.08%) PRINCE2
9 3 (5.08%) Programme Management
10 2 (3.39%) OO
Programming Languages
1 21 (35.59%) Java
2 13 (22.03%) SQL
3 6 (10.17%) C#
3 6 (10.17%) C++
4 4 (6.78%) JavaScript
5 3 (5.08%) Shell Script
6 2 (3.39%) Perl
6 2 (3.39%) Python
6 2 (3.39%) Scala
7 1 (1.69%) MATLAB
7 1 (1.69%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.69%) VB
7 1 (1.69%) VBA
7 1 (1.69%) VC++
7 1 (1.69%) XPath
Qualifications
1 5 (8.47%) Degree
2 3 (5.08%) PMI Certification
2 3 (5.08%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (52.54%) MiFID
2 18 (30.51%) EMIR
3 12 (20.34%) Dodd-Frank
4 3 (5.08%) ISO 20022
4 3 (5.08%) QA
5 2 (3.39%) Data Quality
6 1 (1.69%) Solvency II
Vendors
1 8 (13.56%) Oracle
2 6 (10.17%) IBM
3 3 (5.08%) Calypso
3 3 (5.08%) Microsoft
3 3 (5.08%) Murex
3 3 (5.08%) TIBCO
4 2 (3.39%) Bloomberg
5 1 (1.69%) Fidessa
5 1 (1.69%) GoldenSource
5 1 (1.69%) ION Trading
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