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 27 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)
UK
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 234 492 437
Rank change year-on-year +258 -55  
Contract jobs citing Electronic Trading 486 164 210
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.03% 0.30% 0.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.22% 0.36% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 413 144 175
Median daily rate £623 £625 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.40% +4.16%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £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 with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 39792 44999 44543
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 84.45% 83.35% 80.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 25913 29844 28605
Median daily rate £450 £438 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1055 1094 1232
Median hourly rate £32.50 £28.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.07% +1.81%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.58 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.00 £48.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

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 27 June 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Electronic Trading.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Electronic Trading in the UK

Electronic Trading
Top 13 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 27 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
England +221 441 £625 - 63
London +145 437 £625 - 50
City of London +72 103 £625 -0.79% 15
Northern Ireland - 44 £433 - 1
Belfast - 34 £445 -
County Antrim - 34 £445 -
Canary Wharf - 7 £650 -
Manchester - 3 £90 -
North West - 3 £90 -
Docklands, London -1 1 - -
Westminster - 1 £400 -
East of England - 1 £400 -
Hertfordshire - 1 £400 -

For the 6 months to 27 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 with a requirement for Electronic Trading.

1 460 (58.97%) Java
2 430 (55.13%) Front Office
3 353 (45.26%) Low Latency
4 348 (44.62%) Finance
5 339 (43.46%) Banking
5 339 (43.46%) Multithreading
6 314 (40.26%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 235 (30.13%) C++
8 229 (29.36%) Fixed Income
9 203 (26.03%) Investment Banking
10 189 (24.23%) ION Trading
11 187 (23.97%) Equities
12 180 (23.08%) Linux
13 173 (22.18%) C#
14 163 (20.90%) SQL
15 149 (19.10%) Unix
16 148 (18.97%) FIX Protocol
17 144 (18.46%) Agile Software Development
18 132 (16.92%) TIBCO
19 119 (15.26%) SDLC
20 111 (14.23%) ION MarketView
21 106 (13.59%) Algorithmic Trading
22 105 (13.46%) Multithreaded Programming
23 98 (12.56%) Oracle
24 92 (11.79%) Greenfield Project
25 88 (11.28%) Analytical Skills
26 84 (10.77%) OO
27 80 (10.26%) KDB
27 80 (10.26%) Derivative
28 79 (10.13%) Rendezvous

Electronic Trading
Co-occurring 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 21 (2.69%) Oracle Coherence
1 21 (2.69%) Oracle Workflow
2 8 (1.03%) Apache Spark
2 8 (1.03%) MQSeries
3 6 (0.77%) Tomcat
3 6 (0.77%) WebSphere
4 4 (0.51%) Apache Qpid
4 4 (0.51%) WebLogic
5 3 (0.38%) Confluence
5 3 (0.38%) GemFire
5 3 (0.38%) MTS
6 2 (0.26%) Apache
7 1 (0.13%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 8 (1.03%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (0.64%) Microsoft Project
3 4 (0.51%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 111 (14.23%) ION MarketView
2 30 (3.85%) RMDS
3 4 (0.51%) Murex MxG2000
4 3 (0.38%) Bloomberg TOMS
5 2 (0.26%) Global One
5 2 (0.26%) Postilion
5 2 (0.26%) SunGard Martini
6 1 (0.13%) BondVision
6 1 (0.13%) SunGard GMI
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.26%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (0.26%) SaaS
2 1 (0.13%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.13%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 14 (1.79%) FIX Connectivity
2 13 (1.67%) Firewall
3 11 (1.41%) TCP/IP
4 6 (0.77%) NAS
4 6 (0.77%) SAN
5 5 (0.64%) Multicast
6 3 (0.38%) Internet
7 2 (0.26%) FTP
8 1 (0.13%) iSCSI
8 1 (0.13%) LAN
8 1 (0.13%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 80 (10.26%) KDB
2 77 (9.87%) SQL Server
3 40 (5.13%) Kdb+
4 35 (4.49%) Relational Database
5 20 (2.56%) Hadoop
6 17 (2.18%) Big Data
7 10 (1.28%) DB2
8 7 (0.90%) Tick Data
9 6 (0.77%) HBase
9 6 (0.77%) RDBMS
10 3 (0.38%) Data Lake
10 3 (0.38%) Data Warehouse
10 3 (0.38%) OLAP
11 2 (0.26%) InterSystems Cache
11 2 (0.26%) Oracle Database
11 2 (0.26%) SQL Server 2008
11 2 (0.26%) SQL Server 2014
12 1 (0.13%) Apache Cassandra
12 1 (0.13%) MS Access
12 1 (0.13%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 52 (6.67%) JUnit
2 41 (5.26%) Git (software)
3 36 (4.62%) Subversion
3 36 (4.62%) Visual Studio
4 33 (4.23%) TeamCity
5 31 (3.97%) Maven
6 29 (3.72%) Mockito
7 24 (3.08%) TestNG
8 15 (1.92%) Jenkins
8 15 (1.92%) NUnit
9 13 (1.67%) JIRA
10 11 (1.41%) gulp
11 10 (1.28%) Sonatype Nexus
12 9 (1.15%) Grunt
12 9 (1.15%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 8 (1.03%) Selenium
13 8 (1.03%) webpack
14 5 (0.64%) CppUnit
15 4 (0.51%) Eclipse
15 4 (0.51%) IntelliJ
General
1 430 (55.13%) Front Office
2 348 (44.62%) Finance
3 339 (43.46%) Banking
4 203 (26.03%) Investment Banking
5 16 (2.05%) Financial Institution
6 13 (1.67%) Back Office
7 9 (1.15%) Marketing
8 3 (0.38%) Legal
8 3 (0.38%) Telecoms
9 2 (0.26%) French Language
10 1 (0.13%) Advertising
10 1 (0.13%) International Banking
10 1 (0.13%) Law
10 1 (0.13%) Retail
10 1 (0.13%) Spanish Language
10 1 (0.13%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 600 (76.92%) Developer
2 334 (42.82%) Java Developer
3 278 (35.64%) Electronic Trading Developer
4 175 (22.44%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
5 111 (14.23%) C++ Developer
6 88 (11.28%) Senior Developer
7 84 (10.77%) C# Developer
8 76 (9.74%) Analyst
9 66 (8.46%) Senior Java Developer
10 61 (7.82%) Electronic Trading C++ Developer
11 60 (7.69%) Low Latency Java Developer
12 49 (6.28%) Low Latency C++ Developer
13 46 (5.90%) Front Office Developer
14 45 (5.77%) C# Developer - Electronic Trading
15 41 (5.26%) Business Analyst
16 34 (4.36%) KDB Developer
17 32 (4.10%) UI Developer
18 30 (3.85%) WinForms Developer
19 27 (3.46%) Support Analyst
20 25 (3.21%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 148 (18.97%) FIX Protocol
2 79 (10.13%) Rendezvous
3 66 (8.46%) HTML
4 62 (7.95%) HTML5
5 59 (7.56%) .NET
5 59 (7.56%) JNI
6 55 (7.05%) Middleware
6 55 (7.05%) WPF
7 51 (6.54%) Spring
8 41 (5.26%) WinForms
9 39 (5.00%) AngularJS
9 39 (5.00%) Boost C++ Libraries
10 38 (4.87%) JMS
11 37 (4.74%) Node.js
11 37 (4.74%) STL
12 33 (4.23%) XML
13 31 (3.97%) CSS
14 24 (3.08%) Guice
14 24 (3.08%) Swing
15 19 (2.44%) React
Miscellaneous
1 314 (40.26%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 229 (29.36%) Fixed Income
3 187 (23.97%) Equities
4 92 (11.79%) Greenfield Project
5 88 (11.28%) Analytical Skills
6 80 (10.26%) Derivative
7 50 (6.41%) Computer Science
8 41 (5.26%) Fintech
9 31 (3.97%) User Experience
10 24 (3.08%) Algorithms
10 24 (3.08%) N-Tier
11 22 (2.82%) Virtual Team
12 18 (2.31%) Equity Derivative
13 11 (1.41%) TWAP
13 11 (1.41%) VWAP
14 9 (1.15%) Data Centre
14 9 (1.15%) Mobile App
15 8 (1.03%) Enterprise Software
15 8 (1.03%) Grid Computing
16 6 (0.77%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 180 (23.08%) Linux
2 149 (19.10%) Unix
3 57 (7.31%) Windows
4 12 (1.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (0.51%) Solaris
6 3 (0.38%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 353 (45.26%) Low Latency
2 339 (43.46%) Multithreading
3 144 (18.46%) Agile Software Development
4 119 (15.26%) SDLC
5 106 (13.59%) Algorithmic Trading
6 105 (13.46%) Multithreaded Programming
7 84 (10.77%) OO
8 67 (8.59%) TDD
9 61 (7.82%) Market Making
10 54 (6.92%) Risk Management
10 54 (6.92%) Test Automation
11 46 (5.90%) Workflow
12 45 (5.77%) Migration
13 40 (5.13%) Analytics
13 40 (5.13%) Continuous Integration
14 39 (5.00%) Mathematics
15 35 (4.49%) Data Management
15 35 (4.49%) OOP
16 34 (4.36%) Performance Tuning
16 34 (4.36%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 460 (58.97%) Java
2 235 (30.13%) C++
3 173 (22.18%) C#
4 163 (20.90%) SQL
5 78 (10.00%) JavaScript
6 73 (9.36%) Python
7 51 (6.54%) C
8 24 (3.08%) Shell Script
9 22 (2.82%) Perl
10 21 (2.69%) ES6
11 13 (1.67%) PL/SQL
11 13 (1.67%) XAML
12 12 (1.54%) Bash Shell
13 9 (1.15%) PHP
13 9 (1.15%) Scala
13 9 (1.15%) VB
14 8 (1.03%) TypeScript
15 6 (0.77%) VBA
16 4 (0.51%) PowerShell
17 3 (0.38%) Korn
Qualifications
1 61 (7.82%) Degree
2 16 (2.05%) Computer Science Degree
3 6 (0.77%) Master's Degree
3 6 (0.77%) Numerate Degree
3 6 (0.77%) PhD
4 5 (0.64%) PMI Certification
4 5 (0.64%) PMP
5 1 (0.13%) IIBA
5 1 (0.13%) ISEB
5 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 75 (9.62%) MiFID
2 12 (1.54%) QA
3 7 (0.90%) Data Quality
4 4 (0.51%) EMIR
5 2 (0.26%) Dodd-Frank
5 2 (0.26%) SLA
6 1 (0.13%) PMO
System Software
1 6 (0.77%) HDFS
2 3 (0.38%) Docker
3 2 (0.26%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.13%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.13%) NFS
Systems Management
1 3 (0.38%) TeamSite
2 2 (0.26%) Ansible
2 2 (0.26%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.13%) NetBackup
3 1 (0.13%) Puppet
3 1 (0.13%) Thomson Reuters DACS
Vendors
1 189 (24.23%) ION Trading
2 132 (16.92%) TIBCO
3 98 (12.56%) Oracle
4 45 (5.77%) Reuters
5 42 (5.38%) Sybase
6 38 (4.87%) Bloomberg
7 30 (3.85%) Microsoft
8 24 (3.08%) Solace
9 22 (2.82%) Syncfusion
10 21 (2.69%) DevExpress
11 20 (2.56%) Fidessa
12 14 (1.79%) Murex
13 13 (1.67%) Sun
13 13 (1.67%) Tradeweb
14 11 (1.41%) Currenex
14 11 (1.41%) Perforce
15 10 (1.28%) FXall
16 9 (1.15%) Citrix
17 7 (0.90%) Google
17 7 (0.90%) Red Hat
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