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 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.

Electronic Trading (eTrading)
England / London
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 128 269 235
Rank change year-on-year +141 -34  
Contract jobs citing Electronic Trading 423 166 210
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 2.04% 0.76% 0.90%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.35% 0.90% 1.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 352 145 177
Median daily rate £625 £625 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.16%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £425
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £700 £750
UK excluding London median daily rate £433 £450 £450
% change year-on-year -3.88% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 17963 18514 19265
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 86.65% 85.29% 82.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 12871 13532 13649
Median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 200 162 262
Median hourly rate £27.00 £21.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.57% -2.32%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.75 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.25 £44.00 £55.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +17.54% -5.00%  

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 22 June 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 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
City of London +71 99 £625 -0.39% 23
Canary Wharf - 6 £650 -
Docklands, London -4 1 - -
Westminster - 1 £400 -
Electronic Trading
England

For the 6 months to 22 June 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.

1 452 (64.11%) Java
2 392 (55.60%) Front Office
3 302 (42.84%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 299 (42.41%) Low Latency
5 297 (42.13%) Banking
6 290 (41.13%) Multithreading
7 288 (40.85%) Finance
8 228 (32.34%) Fixed Income
9 194 (27.52%) Investment Banking
10 189 (26.81%) ION Trading
11 178 (25.25%) C++
12 171 (24.26%) Equities
13 167 (23.69%) C#
14 146 (20.71%) SQL
15 137 (19.43%) Agile Software Development
16 132 (18.72%) TIBCO
17 128 (18.16%) Linux
18 115 (16.31%) SDLC
19 113 (16.03%) FIX Protocol
20 111 (15.74%) ION MarketView
21 109 (15.46%) Unix
22 102 (14.47%) Algorithmic Trading
23 100 (14.18%) Multithreaded Programming
24 98 (13.90%) Oracle
25 88 (12.48%) Greenfield Project
26 86 (12.20%) Analytical Skills
27 81 (11.49%) Rendezvous
28 77 (10.92%) JavaScript
28 77 (10.92%) OO
28 77 (10.92%) Derivative

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 21 (2.98%) Oracle Coherence
1 21 (2.98%) Oracle Workflow
2 8 (1.13%) Apache Spark
2 8 (1.13%) MQSeries
3 6 (0.85%) Tomcat
3 6 (0.85%) WebSphere
4 4 (0.57%) Apache Qpid
4 4 (0.57%) WebLogic
5 3 (0.43%) Confluence
5 3 (0.43%) GemFire
5 3 (0.43%) MTS
6 2 (0.28%) Apache
7 1 (0.14%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 8 (1.13%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (0.71%) Microsoft Project
3 4 (0.57%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 111 (15.74%) ION MarketView
2 32 (4.54%) RMDS
3 4 (0.57%) Murex MxG2000
4 3 (0.43%) Bloomberg TOMS
5 2 (0.28%) Global One
5 2 (0.28%) Postilion
5 2 (0.28%) SunGard Martini
6 1 (0.14%) BondVision
6 1 (0.14%) SunGard GMI
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.28%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (0.28%) SaaS
2 1 (0.14%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 13 (1.84%) Firewall
1 13 (1.84%) FIX Connectivity
2 6 (0.85%) NAS
2 6 (0.85%) SAN
2 6 (0.85%) TCP/IP
3 5 (0.71%) Multicast
4 3 (0.43%) Internet
5 1 (0.14%) FTP
5 1 (0.14%) iSCSI
5 1 (0.14%) LAN
5 1 (0.14%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 73 (10.35%) KDB
2 64 (9.08%) SQL Server
3 36 (5.11%) Kdb+
4 33 (4.68%) Relational Database
5 22 (3.12%) Hadoop
6 18 (2.55%) Big Data
7 10 (1.42%) DB2
8 7 (0.99%) Tick Data
9 6 (0.85%) HBase
9 6 (0.85%) RDBMS
10 3 (0.43%) Data Lake
10 3 (0.43%) Data Warehouse
10 3 (0.43%) OLAP
11 2 (0.28%) InterSystems Cache
11 2 (0.28%) Oracle Database
11 2 (0.28%) SQL Server 2008
11 2 (0.28%) SQL Server 2014
12 1 (0.14%) Apache Cassandra
12 1 (0.14%) MS Access
12 1 (0.14%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 51 (7.23%) JUnit
2 40 (5.67%) Git (software)
3 35 (4.96%) Subversion
4 32 (4.54%) TeamCity
5 30 (4.26%) Maven
6 27 (3.83%) Mockito
7 22 (3.12%) TestNG
8 17 (2.41%) Visual Studio
9 16 (2.27%) NUnit
10 15 (2.13%) Jenkins
11 14 (1.99%) JIRA
12 11 (1.56%) gulp
13 9 (1.28%) Grunt
13 9 (1.28%) Sonatype Nexus
13 9 (1.28%) VSS/SourceSafe
14 8 (1.13%) Selenium
14 8 (1.13%) webpack
15 4 (0.57%) Eclipse
15 4 (0.57%) IntelliJ
15 4 (0.57%) Robot Framework
General
1 392 (55.60%) Front Office
2 297 (42.13%) Banking
3 288 (40.85%) Finance
4 194 (27.52%) Investment Banking
5 15 (2.13%) Financial Institution
6 14 (1.99%) Back Office
7 9 (1.28%) Marketing
8 3 (0.43%) Legal
8 3 (0.43%) Telecoms
9 2 (0.28%) French Language
10 1 (0.14%) Advertising
10 1 (0.14%) International Banking
10 1 (0.14%) Law
10 1 (0.14%) Retail
10 1 (0.14%) Spanish Language
10 1 (0.14%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 540 (76.60%) Developer
2 332 (47.09%) Java Developer
3 247 (35.04%) Electronic Trading Developer
4 175 (24.82%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
5 86 (12.20%) Senior Developer
6 80 (11.35%) C# Developer
7 73 (10.35%) Analyst
8 66 (9.36%) Senior Java Developer
9 63 (8.94%) C++ Developer
10 59 (8.37%) Low Latency Java Developer
11 44 (6.24%) C# Developer - Electronic Trading
12 43 (6.10%) Front Office Developer
13 39 (5.53%) Business Analyst
14 34 (4.82%) Electronic Trading C++ Developer
15 32 (4.54%) UI Developer
16 30 (4.26%) KDB Developer
17 28 (3.97%) WinForms Developer
18 26 (3.69%) Support Analyst
18 26 (3.69%) WPF Developer
19 25 (3.55%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 113 (16.03%) FIX Protocol
2 81 (11.49%) Rendezvous
3 64 (9.08%) HTML
4 60 (8.51%) HTML5
5 58 (8.23%) .NET
5 58 (8.23%) JNI
6 54 (7.66%) Middleware
6 54 (7.66%) WPF
7 51 (7.23%) Spring
8 39 (5.53%) AngularJS
9 37 (5.25%) Node.js
9 37 (5.25%) WinForms
10 36 (5.11%) JMS
11 32 (4.54%) Boost C++ Libraries
11 32 (4.54%) XML
12 30 (4.26%) CSS
12 30 (4.26%) STL
13 24 (3.40%) Swing
14 22 (3.12%) Guice
15 19 (2.70%) React
Miscellaneous
1 302 (42.84%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 228 (32.34%) Fixed Income
3 171 (24.26%) Equities
4 88 (12.48%) Greenfield Project
5 86 (12.20%) Analytical Skills
6 77 (10.92%) Derivative
7 52 (7.38%) Computer Science
8 40 (5.67%) Fintech
9 32 (4.54%) User Experience
10 22 (3.12%) Algorithms
11 21 (2.98%) N-Tier
12 19 (2.70%) Virtual Team
13 17 (2.41%) Equity Derivative
14 11 (1.56%) TWAP
14 11 (1.56%) VWAP
15 9 (1.28%) Data Centre
15 9 (1.28%) Mobile App
16 8 (1.13%) Enterprise Software
16 8 (1.13%) Grid Computing
17 6 (0.85%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 128 (18.16%) Linux
2 109 (15.46%) Unix
3 35 (4.96%) Windows
4 12 (1.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (0.57%) Solaris
6 3 (0.43%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 299 (42.41%) Low Latency
2 290 (41.13%) Multithreading
3 137 (19.43%) Agile Software Development
4 115 (16.31%) SDLC
5 102 (14.47%) Algorithmic Trading
6 100 (14.18%) Multithreaded Programming
7 77 (10.92%) OO
8 65 (9.22%) TDD
9 51 (7.23%) Test Automation
10 46 (6.52%) Risk Management
10 46 (6.52%) Workflow
11 39 (5.53%) Continuous Integration
12 38 (5.39%) Migration
13 37 (5.25%) Analytics
14 36 (5.11%) Mathematics
15 35 (4.96%) Data Management
16 32 (4.54%) Market Making
17 30 (4.26%) Performance Tuning
17 30 (4.26%) Scrum
18 29 (4.11%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 452 (64.11%) Java
2 178 (25.25%) C++
3 167 (23.69%) C#
4 146 (20.71%) SQL
5 77 (10.92%) JavaScript
6 71 (10.07%) Python
7 43 (6.10%) C
8 24 (3.40%) Shell Script
9 21 (2.98%) ES6
9 21 (2.98%) Perl
10 14 (1.99%) XAML
11 13 (1.84%) PL/SQL
12 11 (1.56%) Bash Shell
13 9 (1.28%) PHP
13 9 (1.28%) Scala
13 9 (1.28%) VB
14 8 (1.13%) TypeScript
15 6 (0.85%) VBA
16 4 (0.57%) PowerShell
17 3 (0.43%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 57 (8.09%) Degree
2 15 (2.13%) Computer Science Degree
3 6 (0.85%) Master's Degree
3 6 (0.85%) Numerate Degree
3 6 (0.85%) PhD
4 5 (0.71%) PMI Certification
4 5 (0.71%) PMP
5 1 (0.14%) IIBA
5 1 (0.14%) ISEB
5 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 72 (10.21%) MiFID
2 13 (1.84%) QA
3 7 (0.99%) Data Quality
4 4 (0.57%) EMIR
5 2 (0.28%) Dodd-Frank
5 2 (0.28%) SLA
6 1 (0.14%) PMO
System Software
1 6 (0.85%) HDFS
2 3 (0.43%) Docker
3 2 (0.28%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.14%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.14%) NFS
Systems Management
1 3 (0.43%) TeamSite
2 2 (0.28%) Ansible
2 2 (0.28%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.14%) ITRS Geneos
3 1 (0.14%) NetBackup
3 1 (0.14%) Puppet
3 1 (0.14%) Thomson Reuters DACS
Vendors
1 189 (26.81%) ION Trading
2 132 (18.72%) TIBCO
3 98 (13.90%) Oracle
4 43 (6.10%) Reuters
5 37 (5.25%) Sybase
6 35 (4.96%) Bloomberg
7 31 (4.40%) Microsoft
8 23 (3.26%) Solace
9 21 (2.98%) Syncfusion
10 20 (2.84%) DevExpress
11 16 (2.27%) Fidessa
12 14 (1.99%) Murex
12 14 (1.99%) Tradeweb
13 13 (1.84%) Sun
14 11 (1.56%) Perforce
15 10 (1.42%) Currenex
15 10 (1.42%) FXall
16 9 (1.28%) Citrix
17 8 (1.13%) Google
18 7 (0.99%) Red Hat
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
Morgan Mckinley
Rate: £600 - £750 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £650 - £750 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Canary Wharf and City
Rate: Up to £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Cititec
Rate: £800 - £850 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Cititec
Rate: £700 - £850 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £700 - £750 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £600 - £750 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £550 - £750 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Deltaclass Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 23 days ago