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 3 months to 30 March 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
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 160 205 189
Rank change year-on-year +45 -16  
Contract jobs citing Electronic Trading 298 263 270
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.51% 1.17% 1.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.78% 1.37% 1.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 232 225 230
Median daily rate £625 £625 £606
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.09%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
10% offered a daily rate of more than £750 £713 £714
UK excluding London median daily rate £466 £375 £475
% change year-on-year +24.26% -21.05%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £90.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

Electronic Trading is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 16775 19211 17566
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 85.13% 85.14% 82.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 12076 13900 12358
Median daily rate £485 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.10% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £325 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 165 196 244
Median hourly rate £32.50 £22.12 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +46.95% +10.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.17 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £52.50 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £38.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -5.92% +26.66%  

Electronic Trading
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London citing Electronic Trading as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 30 March 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 3 months to 30 March 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
City of London +24 62 £600 +4.34% 19
Canary Wharf +3 5 £625 -
Docklands, London - 1 £650 -
Westminster - 1 £400 -
Electronic Trading
England

For the 6 months to 30 March 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.

1 276 (53.70%) Java
2 250 (48.64%) Front Office
3 233 (45.33%) Multithreading
4 230 (44.75%) Banking
5 211 (41.05%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 206 (40.08%) Finance
7 205 (39.88%) Fixed Income
7 205 (39.88%) Low Latency
8 172 (33.46%) C++
9 150 (29.18%) Investment Banking
10 134 (26.07%) Linux
11 129 (25.10%) C#
12 128 (24.90%) ION Trading
13 112 (21.79%) Agile Software Development
14 111 (21.60%) Equities
15 107 (20.82%) Unix
16 97 (18.87%) SQL
17 90 (17.51%) TIBCO
18 88 (17.12%) Multithreaded Programming
19 87 (16.93%) FIX Protocol
20 80 (15.56%) Analytical Skills
21 78 (15.18%) Algorithmic Trading
22 75 (14.59%) Oracle
23 71 (13.81%) ION MarketView
24 68 (13.23%) .NET
25 65 (12.65%) Derivative
26 63 (12.26%) Rendezvous
27 61 (11.87%) SDLC
28 57 (11.09%) Boost C++ Libraries
28 57 (11.09%) Computer Science

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 16 (3.11%) Oracle Workflow
2 7 (1.36%) Oracle Coherence
3 6 (1.17%) Apache Spark
3 6 (1.17%) WebSphere
4 4 (0.78%) WebLogic
5 3 (0.58%) Apache
5 3 (0.58%) GemFire
6 2 (0.39%) Confluence
6 2 (0.39%) MTS
6 2 (0.39%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (0.78%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.39%) MS Project
3 1 (0.19%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 71 (13.81%) ION MarketView
2 39 (7.59%) RMDS
3 4 (0.78%) Murex MxG2000
4 2 (0.39%) Bloomberg TOMS
5 1 (0.19%) BondVision
5 1 (0.19%) Global One
5 1 (0.19%) SunGard Martini
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.39%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.19%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 13 (2.53%) Firewall
2 10 (1.95%) TCP/IP
3 5 (0.97%) NAS
3 5 (0.97%) SAN
4 4 (0.78%) Wireshark
5 3 (0.58%) Multicast
6 2 (0.39%) FIX Connectivity
6 2 (0.39%) Internet
6 2 (0.39%) NGN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (10.51%) KDB
2 42 (8.17%) SQL Server
3 24 (4.67%) Kdb+
4 18 (3.50%) Relational Database
5 15 (2.92%) Hadoop
6 9 (1.75%) Tick Data
7 8 (1.56%) Big Data
8 7 (1.36%) DB2
9 6 (1.17%) RDBMS
10 5 (0.97%) NoSQL
11 3 (0.58%) CouchDB
11 3 (0.58%) Oracle Database
12 1 (0.19%) Data Lake
12 1 (0.19%) HBase
12 1 (0.19%) InterSystems Cache
12 1 (0.19%) MS Access
12 1 (0.19%) MySQL
12 1 (0.19%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 49 (9.53%) JUnit
2 27 (5.25%) Git (software)
3 17 (3.31%) Mockito
4 16 (3.11%) NUnit
5 15 (2.92%) JIRA
5 15 (2.92%) Subversion
5 15 (2.92%) Visual Studio
6 13 (2.53%) Jenkins
6 13 (2.53%) TestNG
7 12 (2.33%) Maven
8 8 (1.56%) Grunt
8 8 (1.56%) gulp
8 8 (1.56%) TeamCity
9 6 (1.17%) webpack
10 5 (0.97%) Eclipse
10 5 (0.97%) IntelliJ
11 4 (0.78%) Hudson
12 2 (0.39%) GDB
12 2 (0.39%) Selenium
13 1 (0.19%) TestComplete
General
1 250 (48.64%) Front Office
2 230 (44.75%) Banking
3 206 (40.08%) Finance
4 150 (29.18%) Investment Banking
5 14 (2.72%) Financial Institution
6 9 (1.75%) Back Office
6 9 (1.75%) Publishing
7 8 (1.56%) Marketing
8 2 (0.39%) Advertising
8 2 (0.39%) Corporate Banking
8 2 (0.39%) Legal
8 2 (0.39%) Retail
8 2 (0.39%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.39%) Wholesale Banking
9 1 (0.19%) Games
9 1 (0.19%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 391 (76.07%) Developer
2 196 (38.13%) Java Developer
3 172 (33.46%) Electronic Trading Developer
4 112 (21.79%) C++ Developer
5 95 (18.48%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
6 69 (13.42%) C# Developer
7 55 (10.70%) Analyst
8 49 (9.53%) Senior Developer
9 44 (8.56%) Electronic Trading C++ Developer
10 41 (7.98%) Front Office Developer
11 40 (7.78%) Senior Java Developer
12 32 (6.23%) C# Developer - Electronic Trading
13 29 (5.64%) Business Analyst
13 29 (5.64%) Low Latency C++ Developer
14 26 (5.06%) Low Latency Java Developer
15 25 (4.86%) WPF Developer
16 23 (4.47%) C# WPF Developer
17 21 (4.09%) UI Developer
18 19 (3.70%) KDB Developer
19 18 (3.50%) C++/C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 87 (16.93%) FIX Protocol
2 68 (13.23%) .NET
3 63 (12.26%) Rendezvous
4 57 (11.09%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 57 (11.09%) STL
5 47 (9.14%) WPF
6 34 (6.61%) Middleware
7 33 (6.42%) Spring
8 27 (5.25%) JNI
9 26 (5.06%) HTML
10 23 (4.47%) HTML5
10 23 (4.47%) WinForms
11 22 (4.28%) AngularJS
11 22 (4.28%) XML
12 17 (3.31%) Node.js
13 16 (3.11%) JMS
14 11 (2.14%) .NET Framework
14 11 (2.14%) CSS
14 11 (2.14%) Guice
14 11 (2.14%) React
Miscellaneous
1 211 (41.05%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 205 (39.88%) Fixed Income
3 111 (21.60%) Equities
4 80 (15.56%) Analytical Skills
5 65 (12.65%) Derivative
6 57 (11.09%) Computer Science
7 35 (6.81%) User Experience
8 34 (6.61%) Algorithms
9 28 (5.45%) Fintech
10 20 (3.89%) Virtual Team
11 18 (3.50%) N-Tier
12 13 (2.53%) Equity Derivative
13 12 (2.33%) TWAP
13 12 (2.33%) VWAP
14 8 (1.56%) Mobile App
15 7 (1.36%) Enterprise Software
16 5 (0.97%) Wiki
17 4 (0.78%) Credit Derivative
17 4 (0.78%) Data Centre
17 4 (0.78%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 134 (26.07%) Linux
2 107 (20.82%) Unix
3 31 (6.03%) Windows
4 21 (4.09%) Solaris
5 8 (1.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 8 (1.56%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.19%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.19%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.19%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 233 (45.33%) Multithreading
2 205 (39.88%) Low Latency
3 112 (21.79%) Agile Software Development
4 88 (17.12%) Multithreaded Programming
5 78 (15.18%) Algorithmic Trading
6 61 (11.87%) SDLC
7 45 (8.75%) OO
8 41 (7.98%) Risk Management
9 35 (6.81%) TDD
10 32 (6.23%) E-Commerce
10 32 (6.23%) Workflow
11 31 (6.03%) Continuous Integration
12 29 (5.64%) Scrum
13 28 (5.45%) High Availability
13 28 (5.45%) Market Making
13 28 (5.45%) Mathematics
14 26 (5.06%) Migration
15 25 (4.86%) Analytics
16 23 (4.47%) DevOps
17 21 (4.09%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 276 (53.70%) Java
2 172 (33.46%) C++
3 129 (25.10%) C#
4 97 (18.87%) SQL
5 52 (10.12%) Python
6 35 (6.81%) JavaScript
7 28 (5.45%) C
7 28 (5.45%) Shell Script
8 15 (2.92%) XAML
9 14 (2.72%) ES6
10 12 (2.33%) Perl
11 11 (2.14%) Scala
12 9 (1.75%) PL/SQL
13 7 (1.36%) Tcl
13 7 (1.36%) VB
14 6 (1.17%) PHP
15 5 (0.97%) Bash Shell
15 5 (0.97%) Ruby
15 5 (0.97%) TypeScript
16 3 (0.58%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 52 (10.12%) Degree
2 2 (0.39%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (0.19%) IIBA
3 1 (0.19%) ISEB
3 1 (0.19%) MCSE
3 1 (0.19%) PhD
3 1 (0.19%) PMI Certification
3 1 (0.19%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (8.95%) MiFID
2 11 (2.14%) QA
3 3 (0.58%) Data Quality
3 3 (0.58%) EMIR
4 2 (0.39%) SLA
5 1 (0.19%) Dodd-Frank
5 1 (0.19%) PMO
System Software
1 6 (1.17%) HDFS
2 4 (0.78%) Docker
3 1 (0.19%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.19%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 5 (0.97%) TeamSite
2 3 (0.58%) Ansible
2 3 (0.58%) ITRS Geneos
2 3 (0.58%) Puppet
3 2 (0.39%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.19%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 128 (24.90%) ION Trading
2 90 (17.51%) TIBCO
3 75 (14.59%) Oracle
4 53 (10.31%) Reuters
5 23 (4.47%) Bloomberg
6 21 (4.09%) Solace
7 18 (3.50%) Microsoft
8 15 (2.92%) Sybase
9 12 (2.33%) DevExpress
10 11 (2.14%) Sun
10 11 (2.14%) Syncfusion
11 10 (1.95%) Citrix
12 9 (1.75%) Cognizant
12 9 (1.75%) Murex
13 8 (1.56%) Red Hat
14 7 (1.36%) Cisco
14 7 (1.36%) Fidessa
15 6 (1.17%) Google
15 6 (1.17%) Juniper
16 5 (0.97%) Perforce
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