Period
to 19 November 2017

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 6 months to 19 November 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
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 788 813 841
Rank change year-on-year +25 +28 -60
Contract jobs citing RMDS 54 51 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.058% 0.052% 0.019%
As % of the Business Applications category 0.72% 0.63% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 47 13
England median daily rate £500 £650 £625
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -23.08% +4.00% +2.04%
10th Percentile £313 £475 £355
90th Percentile £625 £663 £663
UK median daily rate £500 £650 £625
% change year-on-year -23.08% +4.00% +2.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
England median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate - - -

RMDS is in the Business Applications 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 business application skills.

All Business Application Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for business application skills 7452 8111 8492
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 7.99% 8.33% 8.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 4498 4943 4924
England median daily rate £475 £445 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.74% +1.71% +0.57%
10th Percentile £308 £300 £275
90th Percentile £650 £600 £600
UK median daily rate £470 £440 £438
% change year-on-year +6.82% +0.57% +1.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 75 91 119
England median hourly rate £27.50 £31.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.29% +12.73% +2.50%
10th Percentile £11.93 £10.23 £11.25
90th Percentile £65.58 £99.00 £52.47
UK median hourly rate £29.00 £31.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year -6.45% +8.77% -4.20%

RMDS
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

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 6 months to 19 November 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 6 months to 19 November 2017. 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 -26 52 £500 -23.08%
South East - 2 £525 -
RMDS
UK

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 36 (66.67%) Front Office
2 29 (53.70%) TIBCO
3 27 (50.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 27 (50.00%) Electronic Trading
4 26 (48.15%) Reuters
5 25 (46.30%) SQL Server
5 25 (46.30%) Windows
5 25 (46.30%) Python
6 24 (44.44%) Unix
7 22 (40.74%) Oracle
8 21 (38.89%) TCP/IP
8 21 (38.89%) FIX Protocol
9 19 (35.19%) Banking
9 19 (35.19%) Rendezvous
10 18 (33.33%) Algorithmic Trading
11 17 (31.48%) SQL
12 16 (29.63%) Market Making
13 15 (27.78%) Currenex
13 15 (27.78%) FXall
13 15 (27.78%) Finance
14 12 (22.22%) Java
15 11 (20.37%) JavaScript
15 11 (20.37%) C#
15 11 (20.37%) HTML
16 10 (18.52%) Bloomberg
16 10 (18.52%) Investment Banking
17 9 (16.67%) Fixed Income
17 9 (16.67%) TDD
17 9 (16.67%) Multithreading
18 8 (14.81%) Agile Software Development

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 3 (5.56%) MS Exchange
2 2 (3.70%) Apache
3 1 (1.85%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 4 (7.41%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (7.41%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (7.41%) ION MarketView
2 2 (3.70%) Orchestrade
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.56%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 21 (38.89%) TCP/IP
2 5 (9.26%) LAN
3 4 (7.41%) SSL
4 2 (3.70%) BIG-IP
4 2 (3.70%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (3.70%) Cisco Nexus
4 2 (3.70%) DHCP
4 2 (3.70%) DNS
4 2 (3.70%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 2 (3.70%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 2 (3.70%) Firewall
4 2 (3.70%) Multicast
4 2 (3.70%) Network Security
4 2 (3.70%) WAAS
4 2 (3.70%) Wireless
4 2 (3.70%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (46.30%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.85%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 5 (9.26%) Git (software)
1 5 (9.26%) Visual Studio
2 4 (7.41%) Grunt
2 4 (7.41%) gulp
2 4 (7.41%) Oracle APEX
2 4 (7.41%) webpack
3 2 (3.70%) CodeRush
3 2 (3.70%) Maven
3 2 (3.70%) NUnit
3 2 (3.70%) ReSharper
3 2 (3.70%) Subversion
3 2 (3.70%) TeamCity
4 1 (1.85%) Jenkins
General
1 36 (66.67%) Front Office
2 19 (35.19%) Banking
3 15 (27.78%) Finance
4 10 (18.52%) Investment Banking
5 4 (7.41%) Retail Banking
6 1 (1.85%) French Language
Job Titles
1 19 (35.19%) Developer
2 10 (18.52%) Analyst
3 9 (16.67%) Electronic Trading Support
3 9 (16.67%) Support Analyst
4 8 (14.81%) C# Developer
5 5 (9.26%) Front Office Developer
6 4 (7.41%) Angular Developer
6 4 (7.41%) HTML Developer
6 4 (7.41%) RAD Developer
6 4 (7.41%) UI Developer
7 3 (5.56%) Desktop Support
7 3 (5.56%) Front Office RAD Developer
7 3 (5.56%) Full Stack Developer
7 3 (5.56%) Senior Analyst
7 3 (5.56%) Support Specialist
8 2 (3.70%) Network Engineer
8 2 (3.70%) Network Security Engineer
8 2 (3.70%) Security Engineer
8 2 (3.70%) Technical Support
8 2 (3.70%) VBA Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (38.89%) FIX Protocol
2 19 (35.19%) Rendezvous
3 11 (20.37%) HTML
4 7 (12.96%) HTML5
4 7 (12.96%) Middleware
5 6 (11.11%) TIBCO EMS
5 6 (11.11%) Web Services
5 6 (11.11%) XML
6 5 (9.26%) .NET
6 5 (9.26%) Ajax
6 5 (9.26%) SOAP
6 5 (9.26%) WCF
6 5 (9.26%) WPF
7 4 (7.41%) .NET Framework
7 4 (7.41%) AngularJS
7 4 (7.41%) CSS
7 4 (7.41%) REST
7 4 (7.41%) Ultra Messaging
7 4 (7.41%) XHTML
8 3 (5.56%) Task Parallel Library
Miscellaneous
1 27 (50.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 9 (16.67%) Fixed Income
3 8 (14.81%) Computer Science
4 5 (9.26%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (9.26%) Derivative
5 2 (3.70%) Credit Derivative
5 2 (3.70%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (3.70%) Hedge funds
5 2 (3.70%) Linux Command Line
5 2 (3.70%) User Experience
6 1 (1.85%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (1.85%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (1.85%) Interest Rate Derivative
Operating Systems
1 25 (46.30%) Windows
2 24 (44.44%) Unix
3 8 (14.81%) Linux
4 4 (7.41%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (50.00%) Electronic Trading
2 18 (33.33%) Algorithmic Trading
3 16 (29.63%) Market Making
4 9 (16.67%) Multithreading
4 9 (16.67%) TDD
5 8 (14.81%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (12.96%) Continuous Delivery
7 6 (11.11%) E-Commerce
7 6 (11.11%) SOA
7 6 (11.11%) Test Automation
8 5 (9.26%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (9.26%) ITIL
8 5 (9.26%) Mathematics
8 5 (9.26%) Task Automation
9 4 (7.41%) Change Control
9 4 (7.41%) Integration Testing
9 4 (7.41%) ITIL V3
9 4 (7.41%) Non-Functional Testing
9 4 (7.41%) Prototyping
9 4 (7.41%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 25 (46.30%) Python
2 17 (31.48%) SQL
3 12 (22.22%) Java
4 11 (20.37%) C#
4 11 (20.37%) JavaScript
5 7 (12.96%) C++
5 7 (12.96%) Shell Script
6 6 (11.11%) Perl
7 5 (9.26%) C
7 5 (9.26%) PHP
8 4 (7.41%) ES6
8 4 (7.41%) VBA
9 1 (1.85%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (7.41%) Degree
1 4 (7.41%) PMP
2 2 (3.70%) Computer Science Degree
2 2 (3.70%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.85%) ISO/IEC 20000
1 1 (1.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (1.85%) MiFID
1 1 (1.85%) PCI DSS
1 1 (1.85%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (7.41%) Microsoft App-V
2 3 (5.56%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.85%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (9.26%) Thomson Reuters DACS
2 4 (7.41%) SCCM
3 3 (5.56%) MOM
4 1 (1.85%) Ansible
Vendors
1 29 (53.70%) TIBCO
2 26 (48.15%) Reuters
3 22 (40.74%) Oracle
4 15 (27.78%) Currenex
4 15 (27.78%) FXall
5 10 (18.52%) Bloomberg
6 6 (11.11%) ION Trading
6 6 (11.11%) Microsoft
6 6 (11.11%) Sybase
7 5 (9.26%) Cisco
8 4 (7.41%) Citrix
8 4 (7.41%) Dell
8 4 (7.41%) HP
8 4 (7.41%) VMware
9 2 (3.70%) Alcatel-Lucent
9 2 (3.70%) Blue Coat
9 2 (3.70%) CheckPoint
9 2 (3.70%) FireEye
9 2 (3.70%) Informatica
9 2 (3.70%) Juniper