Period
to 18 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London 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 18 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.

Electronic Trading (eTrading)
England > London
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 129 307 255
Rank change year-on-year +178 -52 -46
Contract jobs citing Electronic Trading 965 334 445
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 2.07% 0.74% 0.94%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.38% 0.86% 1.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 823 284 378
London median daily rate £650 £625 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.00% +4.17% -
10th Percentile £503 £462 £475
90th Percentile £775 £725 £721
England median daily rate £650 £625 £600
% change year-on-year +4.00% +4.17% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
London median hourly rate - - -
England 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 London with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 40487 39001 39528
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 86.99% 86.22% 83.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 29443 28001 28255
London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.86%
10th Percentile £313 £305 £288
90th Percentile £670 £644 £638
England median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 376 404 472
London median hourly rate £22.50 £21.89 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.79% +9.45% +11.11%
10th Percentile £13.31 £12.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £52.25 £50.09 £50.00
England median hourly rate £24.00 £24.41 £22.50
% change year-on-year -1.68% +8.49% +18.42%

Electronic Trading
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing Electronic Trading as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for Electronic Trading in London

Electronic Trading
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Electronic Trading in London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Electronic Trading in London

Electronic Trading
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Electronic Trading in London over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Electronic Trading in London

Electronic Trading
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Electronic Trading in London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Electronic Trading in London

Electronic Trading
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 6 months to 18 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
Central London +113 251 £650 +8.33% 23
East London +10 21 £625 -3.85% 1
Electronic Trading
England

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Electronic Trading 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 London region with a requirement for Electronic Trading.

1 575 (59.59%) Java
2 519 (53.78%) Front Office
3 454 (47.05%) Banking
4 434 (44.97%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 399 (41.35%) Low Latency
6 366 (37.93%) Finance
7 356 (36.89%) Multithreading
8 244 (25.28%) Fixed Income
9 238 (24.66%) Investment Banking
10 201 (20.83%) C#
11 196 (20.31%) SQL
11 196 (20.31%) Linux
12 190 (19.69%) FIX Protocol
13 181 (18.76%) C++
14 178 (18.45%) ION Trading
15 167 (17.31%) Agile Software Development
16 155 (16.06%) TIBCO
17 145 (15.03%) Unix
18 143 (14.82%) Algorithmic Trading
19 139 (14.40%) Equities
20 138 (14.30%) ION MarketView
21 132 (13.68%) Greenfield Project
22 113 (11.71%) SDLC
23 112 (11.61%) OO
24 111 (11.50%) Derivative
25 106 (10.98%) Python
26 104 (10.78%) Multithreaded Programming
27 91 (9.43%) Sybase
28 88 (9.12%) Rendezvous
29 87 (9.02%) SQL Server

Electronic Trading
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 14 (1.45%) Oracle Coherence
2 10 (1.04%) Apache Spark
3 9 (0.93%) MQSeries
3 9 (0.93%) Oracle Workflow
4 6 (0.62%) GemFire
5 4 (0.41%) Apache
5 4 (0.41%) Apache Qpid
6 2 (0.21%) Confluence
6 2 (0.21%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.10%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.10%) WebSphere
Applications
1 15 (1.55%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (1.04%) Spreadsheet
3 7 (0.73%) Microsoft Project
4 6 (0.62%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 138 (14.30%) ION MarketView
2 27 (2.80%) RMDS
3 20 (2.07%) Bloomberg TOMS
4 6 (0.62%) Kondor
5 2 (0.21%) Postilion
6 1 (0.10%) SunGard GMI
Cloud Services
1 6 (0.62%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (0.62%) npm
1 6 (0.62%) Yarn
2 2 (0.21%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (0.21%) GitHub
3 1 (0.10%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 31 (3.21%) TCP/IP
2 28 (2.90%) FIX Connectivity
3 15 (1.55%) Firewall
4 5 (0.52%) LAN
5 2 (0.21%) Multicast
6 1 (0.10%) BGP
6 1 (0.10%) EIGRP
6 1 (0.10%) FTP
6 1 (0.10%) NAS
6 1 (0.10%) OSPF
6 1 (0.10%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 87 (9.02%) SQL Server
2 85 (8.81%) KDB
3 36 (3.73%) Relational Database
4 25 (2.59%) Big Data
5 18 (1.87%) Kdb+
6 14 (1.45%) RDBMS
6 14 (1.45%) SQL Server 2008
7 13 (1.35%) Blockchain
7 13 (1.35%) OLAP
8 11 (1.14%) DB2
9 10 (1.04%) NoSQL
10 8 (0.83%) Hadoop
11 6 (0.62%) SQL Server 2014
12 5 (0.52%) MongoDB
12 5 (0.52%) SQLite
13 4 (0.41%) HBase
14 3 (0.31%) BusinessObjects
14 3 (0.31%) Redis
15 2 (0.21%) Apache Cassandra
15 2 (0.21%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 60 (6.22%) TeamCity
2 46 (4.77%) Subversion
3 45 (4.66%) Git (software)
4 38 (3.94%) Maven
5 24 (2.49%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 17 (1.76%) Visual Studio
7 16 (1.66%) JIRA
7 16 (1.66%) JUnit
8 15 (1.55%) Jenkins
9 14 (1.45%) Gradle
10 12 (1.24%) Bitbucket
11 11 (1.14%) Mockito
12 10 (1.04%) Robot Framework
13 9 (0.93%) Sonatype Nexus
14 6 (0.62%) TestNG
15 3 (0.31%) NuGet
15 3 (0.31%) Oracle APEX
16 2 (0.21%) Cucumber
16 2 (0.21%) Grunt
16 2 (0.21%) Selenium
General
1 519 (53.78%) Front Office
2 454 (47.05%) Banking
3 366 (37.93%) Finance
4 238 (24.66%) Investment Banking
5 24 (2.49%) Financial Institution
6 22 (2.28%) Back Office
7 5 (0.52%) Telecoms
8 3 (0.31%) Retail Banking
9 2 (0.21%) French Language
10 1 (0.10%) International Banking
10 1 (0.10%) Legal
10 1 (0.10%) Marketing
10 1 (0.10%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.10%) Retail
Job Titles
1 693 (71.81%) Developer
2 406 (42.07%) Java Developer
3 285 (29.53%) Electronic Trading Developer
4 209 (21.66%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
5 151 (15.65%) Senior Developer
6 130 (13.47%) C# Developer
7 104 (10.78%) Analyst
8 100 (10.36%) Senior Java Developer
9 80 (8.29%) Front Office Developer
10 73 (7.56%) C++ Developer
11 72 (7.46%) Business Analyst
12 46 (4.77%) C# Developer - Electronic Trading
13 42 (4.35%) Low Latency Java Developer
14 37 (3.83%) WPF Developer
15 34 (3.52%) C# WPF Developer
16 32 (3.32%) Electronic Trading Support
17 31 (3.21%) KDB Developer
18 30 (3.11%) Electronic Trading Business Analyst
18 30 (3.11%) Support Analyst
19 26 (2.69%) WinForms Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 190 (19.69%) FIX Protocol
2 88 (9.12%) Rendezvous
3 72 (7.46%) HTML
4 70 (7.25%) WPF
5 66 (6.84%) HTML5
6 64 (6.63%) .NET
7 58 (6.01%) TIBCO EMS
8 52 (5.39%) JMS
9 49 (5.08%) Middleware
10 39 (4.04%) AngularJS
11 38 (3.94%) WinForms
12 35 (3.63%) XML
13 33 (3.42%) JNI
14 25 (2.59%) Spring
15 19 (1.97%) Boost C++ Libraries
15 19 (1.97%) Node.js
15 19 (1.97%) STL
15 19 (1.97%) XSD
15 19 (1.97%) XSLT
16 18 (1.87%) Ultra Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 434 (44.97%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 244 (25.28%) Fixed Income
3 139 (14.40%) Equities
4 132 (13.68%) Greenfield Project
5 111 (11.50%) Derivative
6 81 (8.39%) Analytical Skills
7 76 (7.88%) Computer Science
8 35 (3.63%) Equity Derivative
9 32 (3.32%) N-Tier
10 18 (1.87%) Fintech
11 15 (1.55%) Algorithms
12 11 (1.14%) Data Structures
13 10 (1.04%) Interest Rate Derivative
13 10 (1.04%) Market Risk
14 9 (0.93%) User Experience
15 7 (0.73%) Reference Data
16 5 (0.52%) Credit Risk
16 5 (0.52%) Grid Computing
17 4 (0.41%) Credit Derivative
17 4 (0.41%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 196 (20.31%) Linux
2 145 (15.03%) Unix
3 52 (5.39%) Windows
4 36 (3.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (0.41%) Solaris
6 1 (0.10%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 399 (41.35%) Low Latency
2 356 (36.89%) Multithreading
3 167 (17.31%) Agile Software Development
4 143 (14.82%) Algorithmic Trading
5 113 (11.71%) SDLC
6 112 (11.61%) OO
7 104 (10.78%) Multithreaded Programming
8 87 (9.02%) Test Automation
9 71 (7.36%) Risk Management
10 67 (6.94%) TDD
11 66 (6.84%) Market Making
12 65 (6.74%) Continuous Integration
13 61 (6.32%) Performance Tuning
14 60 (6.22%) Mathematics
15 59 (6.11%) MVVM
16 55 (5.70%) High Availability
17 53 (5.49%) Migration
18 52 (5.39%) OOD
19 51 (5.28%) E-Commerce
20 45 (4.66%) Concurrent Programming
Programming Languages
1 575 (59.59%) Java
2 201 (20.83%) C#
3 196 (20.31%) SQL
4 181 (18.76%) C++
5 106 (10.98%) Python
6 85 (8.81%) JavaScript
7 45 (4.66%) Perl
8 40 (4.15%) C
9 21 (2.18%) Shell Script
10 15 (1.55%) Bash Shell
11 13 (1.35%) TypeScript
12 10 (1.04%) Scala
13 9 (0.93%) VBA
14 8 (0.83%) PHP
15 6 (0.62%) ES6
16 5 (0.52%) PowerShell
16 5 (0.52%) VB
17 4 (0.41%) Haskell
18 3 (0.31%) Korn
19 2 (0.21%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 79 (8.19%) Degree
2 31 (3.21%) Computer Science Degree
3 19 (1.97%) PhD
4 13 (1.35%) PMP
5 11 (1.14%) PMI Certification
6 9 (0.93%) Numerate Degree
7 7 (0.73%) Master's Degree
8 1 (0.10%) CCIE
8 1 (0.10%) CCNP
8 1 (0.10%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 65 (6.74%) MiFID
2 25 (2.59%) QA
3 2 (0.21%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.10%) Dodd-Frank
4 1 (0.10%) EMIR
System Software
1 6 (0.62%) Docker
2 1 (0.10%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 12 (1.24%) Ansible
2 11 (1.14%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (0.41%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (0.31%) Thomson Reuters DACS
5 2 (0.21%) MOM
6 1 (0.10%) ITRS Geneos
6 1 (0.10%) yum
Vendors
1 178 (18.45%) ION Trading
2 155 (16.06%) TIBCO
3 91 (9.43%) Sybase
4 85 (8.81%) Oracle
5 68 (7.05%) Bloomberg
6 50 (5.18%) Reuters
7 47 (4.87%) Microsoft
8 38 (3.94%) Currenex
9 34 (3.52%) Tradeweb
10 26 (2.69%) FXall
11 24 (2.49%) Perforce
12 15 (1.55%) Solace
13 8 (0.83%) Sun
14 7 (0.73%) DevExpress
14 7 (0.73%) Murex
15 5 (0.52%) Atlassian
15 5 (0.52%) IBM
15 5 (0.52%) Informatica
15 5 (0.52%) Red Hat
16 4 (0.41%) Apple