The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 23 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Electronic Trading (eTrading)
UK
Rank 329 372 368
Rank change year-on-year +43 -4  
Contract jobs citing Electronic Trading 293 269 273
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.66% 0.51% 0.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.79% 0.61% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 227 230 231
Median daily rate £625 £619 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.01% +3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
10% offered a daily rate of more than £750 £713 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £466 £370 £475
% change year-on-year +25.94% -22.10%  
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 with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 37155 43761 41746
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 83.08% 82.85% 79.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 24488 28705 25865
Median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £399
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 940 1103 1195
Median hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.66% +36.36%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £55.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

Electronic Trading
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 the UK

Electronic Trading
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Electronic Trading in the UK

Electronic Trading
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Electronic Trading over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Electronic Trading in the UK

Electronic Trading
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Electronic Trading in the UK

Electronic Trading
Top 8 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 23 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
England +48 283 £625 - 47
London +30 283 £625 - 46
City of London +13 55 £600 - 14
Northern Ireland -13 10 £466 +813.72% 2
Belfast -11 6 £466 +813.72% 1
County Antrim -14 6 £466 +813.72% 1
Canary Wharf +1 4 £625 -
Docklands, London - 2 £625 -

Electronic Trading
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 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 with a requirement for Electronic Trading.

1 270 (51.92%) Java
2 249 (47.88%) Front Office
3 235 (45.19%) Banking
4 234 (45.00%) Multithreading
5 221 (42.50%) Finance
6 212 (40.77%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 210 (40.38%) Low Latency
8 203 (39.04%) Fixed Income
9 189 (36.35%) C++
10 146 (28.08%) Linux
11 144 (27.69%) Investment Banking
12 129 (24.81%) C#
13 124 (23.85%) ION Trading
14 113 (21.73%) Unix
15 112 (21.54%) Agile Software Development
16 105 (20.19%) Equities
17 95 (18.27%) SQL
18 90 (17.31%) FIX Protocol
19 89 (17.12%) TIBCO
20 87 (16.73%) Multithreaded Programming
21 79 (15.19%) Analytical Skills
22 78 (15.00%) Algorithmic Trading
23 73 (14.04%) Oracle
24 69 (13.27%) .NET
25 66 (12.69%) ION MarketView
26 64 (12.31%) Derivative
27 62 (11.92%) Rendezvous
28 59 (11.35%) STL
28 59 (11.35%) Boost C++ Libraries
29 57 (10.96%) Computer Science

Electronic Trading
Top Related IT Skills 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 17 (3.27%) Oracle Workflow
2 6 (1.15%) Apache Spark
2 6 (1.15%) Oracle Coherence
2 6 (1.15%) WebSphere
3 4 (0.77%) WebLogic
4 3 (0.58%) Apache
4 3 (0.58%) GemFire
4 3 (0.58%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.19%) Confluence
5 1 (0.19%) MTS
Applications
1 4 (0.77%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.38%) MS Project
3 1 (0.19%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 66 (12.69%) ION MarketView
2 40 (7.69%) RMDS
3 4 (0.77%) Murex MxG2000
4 2 (0.38%) Bloomberg TOMS
5 1 (0.19%) BondVision
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.38%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.19%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 13 (2.50%) Firewall
2 11 (2.12%) TCP/IP
3 5 (0.96%) NAS
3 5 (0.96%) SAN
4 4 (0.77%) Multicast
4 4 (0.77%) Wireshark
5 2 (0.38%) FIX Connectivity
5 2 (0.38%) Internet
5 2 (0.38%) NGN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (10.00%) KDB
2 49 (9.42%) SQL Server
3 25 (4.81%) Kdb+
4 18 (3.46%) Relational Database
5 15 (2.88%) Hadoop
6 9 (1.73%) Tick Data
7 8 (1.54%) Big Data
8 7 (1.35%) DB2
9 5 (0.96%) NoSQL
9 5 (0.96%) RDBMS
10 3 (0.58%) CouchDB
10 3 (0.58%) Oracle Database
11 1 (0.19%) Data Lake
11 1 (0.19%) HBase
11 1 (0.19%) MS Access
11 1 (0.19%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 49 (9.42%) JUnit
2 27 (5.19%) Git (software)
3 21 (4.04%) Visual Studio
4 17 (3.27%) JIRA
4 17 (3.27%) Mockito
5 16 (3.08%) NUnit
5 16 (3.08%) Subversion
6 13 (2.50%) Jenkins
6 13 (2.50%) Maven
6 13 (2.50%) TestNG
7 9 (1.73%) TeamCity
8 7 (1.35%) Grunt
8 7 (1.35%) gulp
9 6 (1.15%) Eclipse
9 6 (1.15%) IntelliJ
9 6 (1.15%) webpack
10 4 (0.77%) Hudson
11 2 (0.38%) GDB
11 2 (0.38%) Selenium
12 1 (0.19%) TestComplete
General
1 249 (47.88%) Front Office
2 235 (45.19%) Banking
3 221 (42.50%) Finance
4 144 (27.69%) Investment Banking
5 15 (2.88%) Financial Institution
6 9 (1.73%) Back Office
6 9 (1.73%) Publishing
7 7 (1.35%) Marketing
8 2 (0.38%) Corporate Banking
8 2 (0.38%) Legal
8 2 (0.38%) Retail
8 2 (0.38%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.38%) Wholesale Banking
9 1 (0.19%) Advertising
9 1 (0.19%) Games
9 1 (0.19%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 401 (77.12%) Developer
2 187 (35.96%) Java Developer
3 176 (33.85%) Electronic Trading Developer
4 128 (24.62%) C++ Developer
5 90 (17.31%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
6 67 (12.88%) C# Developer
7 51 (9.81%) Analyst
8 50 (9.62%) Electronic Trading C++ Developer
8 50 (9.62%) Senior Developer
9 41 (7.88%) Front Office Developer
10 39 (7.50%) Senior Java Developer
11 33 (6.35%) Low Latency C++ Developer
12 31 (5.96%) C# Developer - Electronic Trading
13 29 (5.58%) Business Analyst
14 25 (4.81%) WPF Developer
15 23 (4.42%) C# WPF Developer
15 23 (4.42%) Low Latency Java Developer
16 21 (4.04%) KDB Developer
17 20 (3.85%) UI Developer
18 18 (3.46%) C++/C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 90 (17.31%) FIX Protocol
2 69 (13.27%) .NET
3 62 (11.92%) Rendezvous
4 59 (11.35%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 59 (11.35%) STL
5 46 (8.85%) WPF
6 34 (6.54%) Middleware
7 29 (5.58%) Spring
8 25 (4.81%) JNI
9 23 (4.42%) HTML
9 23 (4.42%) WinForms
10 22 (4.23%) XML
11 21 (4.04%) HTML5
12 20 (3.85%) AngularJS
13 16 (3.08%) Node.js
14 14 (2.69%) JMS
15 12 (2.31%) .NET Framework
16 10 (1.92%) CSS
16 10 (1.92%) Guice
16 10 (1.92%) React
Miscellaneous
1 212 (40.77%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 203 (39.04%) Fixed Income
3 105 (20.19%) Equities
4 79 (15.19%) Analytical Skills
5 64 (12.31%) Derivative
6 57 (10.96%) Computer Science
7 38 (7.31%) Algorithms
8 35 (6.73%) User Experience
9 28 (5.38%) Fintech
10 21 (4.04%) N-Tier
10 21 (4.04%) Virtual Team
11 12 (2.31%) TWAP
11 12 (2.31%) VWAP
12 11 (2.12%) Equity Derivative
13 7 (1.35%) Mobile App
14 6 (1.15%) Enterprise Software
15 5 (0.96%) Credit Derivative
15 5 (0.96%) Wiki
16 4 (0.77%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
16 4 (0.77%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 146 (28.08%) Linux
2 113 (21.73%) Unix
3 37 (7.12%) Windows
4 21 (4.04%) Solaris
5 9 (1.73%) Windows Server
6 8 (1.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.19%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.19%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.19%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 234 (45.00%) Multithreading
2 210 (40.38%) Low Latency
3 112 (21.54%) Agile Software Development
4 87 (16.73%) Multithreaded Programming
5 78 (15.00%) Algorithmic Trading
6 57 (10.96%) SDLC
7 44 (8.46%) OO
8 42 (8.08%) Risk Management
9 37 (7.12%) TDD
10 35 (6.73%) Continuous Integration
10 35 (6.73%) E-Commerce
11 33 (6.35%) Workflow
12 30 (5.77%) Mathematics
13 29 (5.58%) Scrum
14 28 (5.38%) High Availability
14 28 (5.38%) Market Making
15 24 (4.62%) Migration
16 23 (4.42%) Analytics
16 23 (4.42%) DevOps
17 22 (4.23%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 270 (51.92%) Java
2 189 (36.35%) C++
3 129 (24.81%) C#
4 95 (18.27%) SQL
5 53 (10.19%) Python
6 33 (6.35%) JavaScript
7 28 (5.38%) C
8 26 (5.00%) Shell Script
9 15 (2.88%) XAML
10 13 (2.50%) ES6
10 13 (2.50%) Perl
11 11 (2.12%) Scala
12 7 (1.35%) PL/SQL
12 7 (1.35%) Tcl
12 7 (1.35%) VB
13 6 (1.15%) PHP
14 5 (0.96%) Bash Shell
14 5 (0.96%) Ruby
15 4 (0.77%) PowerShell
15 4 (0.77%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 54 (10.38%) Degree
2 2 (0.38%) 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 48 (9.23%) MiFID
2 14 (2.69%) QA
3 3 (0.58%) Data Quality
3 3 (0.58%) EMIR
4 2 (0.38%) SLA
5 1 (0.19%) Dodd-Frank
5 1 (0.19%) PMO
System Software
1 6 (1.15%) HDFS
2 5 (0.96%) Docker
3 1 (0.19%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.19%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 5 (0.96%) TeamSite
2 4 (0.77%) ITRS Geneos
3 3 (0.58%) Ansible
3 3 (0.58%) Puppet
4 2 (0.38%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.19%) Icinga
5 1 (0.19%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.19%) logstash
5 1 (0.19%) Nagios
Vendors
1 124 (23.85%) ION Trading
2 89 (17.12%) TIBCO
3 73 (14.04%) Oracle
4 53 (10.19%) Reuters
5 20 (3.85%) Bloomberg
5 20 (3.85%) Solace
6 18 (3.46%) Microsoft
7 14 (2.69%) Sybase
8 11 (2.12%) DevExpress
9 10 (1.92%) Citrix
9 10 (1.92%) Cognizant
9 10 (1.92%) Sun
9 10 (1.92%) Syncfusion
10 8 (1.54%) Murex
10 8 (1.54%) Red Hat
11 7 (1.35%) Cisco
12 6 (1.15%) Google
12 6 (1.15%) Juniper
13 5 (0.96%) Fidessa
13 5 (0.96%) Perforce
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