The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for RMDS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited RMDS over the 3 months to 22 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.

Reuters Market Data System (RMDS)
UK / England
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 570 609 607
Rank change year-on-year +39 -2  
Contract jobs citing RMDS 20 28 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.046% 0.057% 0.029%
As % of the Business Applications category 0.54% 0.68% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 23 12
Median daily rate £538 £600 £575
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.41% +4.34%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £392 £443 £500
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate - - £500
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

RMDS is in the business application 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 business application skills.

Contract Business Application Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for business application skills 3677 4119 4383
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 8.54% 8.32% 8.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 2190 2558 2607
Median daily rate £465 £430 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.13% -4.44%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £575 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 51 41
Median hourly rate £27.00 £26.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.84% +15.55%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.35 £11.00 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £70.30 £99.00 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £35.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -4.28% +55.55%  

RMDS
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing RMDS as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Business Applications category.

Job vacancy trend for RMDS in England

RMDS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for RMDS in England

RMDS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing RMDS in England over the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for RMDS in England

RMDS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for RMDS in England

RMDS
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 RMDS within the England region over the 3 months to 22 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 +7 20 £538 -10.41%
RMDS
UK

For the 6 months to 22 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing RMDS 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 RMDS.

1 33 (70.21%) Reuters
2 32 (68.09%) TIBCO
2 32 (68.09%) Electronic Trading
3 31 (65.96%) Rendezvous
3 31 (65.96%) Oracle
3 31 (65.96%) SQL Server
4 28 (59.57%) Fixed Income
5 26 (55.32%) Front Office
5 26 (55.32%) ION Trading
6 21 (44.68%) Java
7 20 (42.55%) Linux
8 19 (40.43%) FIX Protocol
9 16 (34.04%) C#
9 16 (34.04%) .NET
9 16 (34.04%) Microsoft
10 15 (31.91%) WPF
10 15 (31.91%) Multithreading
10 15 (31.91%) Analytical Skills
11 14 (29.79%) MVVM
11 14 (29.79%) User Experience
11 14 (29.79%) Agile Software Development
11 14 (29.79%) NUnit
11 14 (29.79%) XAML
11 14 (29.79%) Visual Studio
12 12 (25.53%) JUnit
12 12 (25.53%) Workflow
12 12 (25.53%) Mentoring
13 10 (21.28%) Oracle Workflow
14 9 (19.15%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 9 (19.15%) Unix

RMDS
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 10 (21.28%) Oracle Workflow
2 1 (2.13%) Confluence
2 1 (2.13%) MQSeries
2 1 (2.13%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 2 (4.26%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (4.26%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (2.13%) ION MarketView
1 1 (2.13%) Orchestrade
1 1 (2.13%) Summit
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.51%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.13%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (65.96%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.26%) KDB
3 1 (2.13%) Big Data
3 1 (2.13%) Data Mining
3 1 (2.13%) MySQL
3 1 (2.13%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 14 (29.79%) NUnit
1 14 (29.79%) Visual Studio
2 12 (25.53%) JUnit
3 2 (4.26%) Grunt
3 2 (4.26%) gulp
3 2 (4.26%) JIRA
3 2 (4.26%) Maven
3 2 (4.26%) webpack
4 1 (2.13%) Git (software)
4 1 (2.13%) Oracle APEX
4 1 (2.13%) TeamCity
General
1 26 (55.32%) Front Office
2 8 (17.02%) Banking
3 7 (14.89%) Finance
4 5 (10.64%) Investment Banking
5 1 (2.13%) French Language
Job Titles
1 23 (48.94%) Developer
2 15 (31.91%) Electronic Trading Developer
2 15 (31.91%) UI Developer
2 15 (31.91%) WPF Developer
3 14 (29.79%) .NET Developer
3 14 (29.79%) C# .NET Developer
3 14 (29.79%) C# Developer
3 14 (29.79%) C# Developer - Electronic Trading
3 14 (29.79%) C# WPF Developer
3 14 (29.79%) XAML Developer
4 11 (23.40%) Development Manager
4 11 (23.40%) Java Development Manager
5 5 (10.64%) Analyst
5 5 (10.64%) Architect
5 5 (10.64%) Java Architect
5 5 (10.64%) Lead Architect
6 3 (6.38%) Java Developer
6 3 (6.38%) Support Analyst
7 2 (4.26%) Business Analyst
7 2 (4.26%) Front Office Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (65.96%) Rendezvous
2 19 (40.43%) FIX Protocol
3 16 (34.04%) .NET
4 15 (31.91%) WPF
5 5 (10.64%) HTML
6 4 (8.51%) HTML5
6 4 (8.51%) Ultra Messaging
7 3 (6.38%) Middleware
7 3 (6.38%) XML
8 2 (4.26%) AngularJS
8 2 (4.26%) CSS
8 2 (4.26%) REST
8 2 (4.26%) Web Services
9 1 (2.13%) Protocol Buffers
9 1 (2.13%) React
9 1 (2.13%) React Native
9 1 (2.13%) SOAP
9 1 (2.13%) XHTML
9 1 (2.13%) XSL
9 1 (2.13%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 28 (59.57%) Fixed Income
2 15 (31.91%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (29.79%) User Experience
4 9 (19.15%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 3 (6.38%) Computer Science
5 3 (6.38%) Derivative
6 2 (4.26%) Hedge funds
7 1 (2.13%) Algorithms
7 1 (2.13%) Data Structures
7 1 (2.13%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (2.13%) Equities
7 1 (2.13%) Fintech
7 1 (2.13%) Interest Rate Derivative
7 1 (2.13%) Linux Command Line
7 1 (2.13%) Mobile App
7 1 (2.13%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 20 (42.55%) Linux
2 9 (19.15%) Unix
3 3 (6.38%) Windows
4 2 (4.26%) Solaris
5 1 (2.13%) Android
5 1 (2.13%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (68.09%) Electronic Trading
2 15 (31.91%) Multithreading
3 14 (29.79%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (29.79%) MVVM
4 12 (25.53%) Mentoring
4 12 (25.53%) Workflow
5 4 (8.51%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (8.51%) E-Commerce
5 4 (8.51%) Mathematics
5 4 (8.51%) Test Automation
5 4 (8.51%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (6.38%) Incident Management
6 3 (6.38%) Integration Testing
6 3 (6.38%) Low Latency
6 3 (6.38%) Non-Functional Testing
6 3 (6.38%) OO
6 3 (6.38%) Problem Management
6 3 (6.38%) TDD
6 3 (6.38%) Technical Architecture
7 2 (4.26%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (44.68%) Java
2 16 (34.04%) C#
3 14 (29.79%) XAML
4 7 (14.89%) Shell Script
4 7 (14.89%) SQL
5 5 (10.64%) Perl
6 4 (8.51%) JavaScript
6 4 (8.51%) Python
7 3 (6.38%) C++
8 2 (4.26%) ES6
8 2 (4.26%) VBA
9 1 (2.13%) AWK
9 1 (2.13%) C
9 1 (2.13%) C-shell
9 1 (2.13%) Korn
9 1 (2.13%) PHP
9 1 (2.13%) T-SQL
9 1 (2.13%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (8.51%) Degree
2 2 (4.26%) Computer Science Degree
2 2 (4.26%) Numerate Degree
3 1 (2.13%) ISEB
3 1 (2.13%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.13%) MiFID
1 1 (2.13%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (4.26%) ITRS Geneos
1 2 (4.26%) OpenView
2 1 (2.13%) Thomson Reuters DACS
Vendors
1 33 (70.21%) Reuters
2 32 (68.09%) TIBCO
3 31 (65.96%) Oracle
4 26 (55.32%) ION Trading
5 16 (34.04%) Microsoft
6 3 (6.38%) Sybase
7 2 (4.26%) Bloomberg
7 2 (4.26%) Tradeweb
8 1 (2.13%) Azul
8 1 (2.13%) Currenex
8 1 (2.13%) FXall
8 1 (2.13%) IBM
8 1 (2.13%) Informatica
8 1 (2.13%) ServiceNow
8 1 (2.13%) Solace
8 1 (2.13%) StreamBase
8 1 (2.13%) Sun