Period
to 25 September 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for EMIR skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited EMIR over the 6 months to 25 September 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.

European Market Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR)
UK
6 months to
25 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 616 793 648
Rank change year-on-year +177 -145 +23
Contract jobs citing EMIR 249 93 244
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.25% 0.088% 0.21%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 2.09% 0.77% 1.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 174 58 178
UK median daily rate £550 £569 £575
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.30% -1.09% -
10th Percentile £363 £325 £413
90th Percentile £688 £700 £713
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £350 £500
% change year-on-year +28.57% -30.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
UK median hourly rate - - £21.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £17.00

EMIR is in the Quality Assurance and Compliance category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 11904 12070 13373
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.12% 11.39% 11.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 7769 7825 8510
UK median daily rate £438 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.93% +3.25% -
10th Percentile £250 £225 £231
90th Percentile £638 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 369 430 466
UK median hourly rate £21.90 £23.78 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.91% +10.35% +7.75%
10th Percentile £10.64 £10.74 £11.00
90th Percentile £48.09 £46.78 £53.24
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £21.55
% change year-on-year -21.57% +18.33% +7.75%

EMIR
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing EMIR as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for EMIR in the UK

EMIR
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for EMIR in the UK

EMIR
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing EMIR over the 6 months to 25 September 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for EMIR in the UK

EMIR
Top 9 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing EMIR within the UK over the 6 months to 25 September 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
England +175 226 £550 -3.30% 7
London +128 223 £550 -4.35% 6
UK excluding London +76 25 £450 +28.57% 2
Scotland +32 21 £450 - 1
North of England +68 1 - -
South East +25 1 £525 -4.55% 1
East of England - 1 £425 -
Channel Islands - 1 £575 -
North West - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 25 September 2017, IT contractor jobs citing EMIR 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 EMIR.

1 194 (77.91%) MiFID
2 110 (44.18%) Banking
3 107 (42.97%) Finance
4 105 (42.17%) Dodd-Frank
5 72 (28.92%) Derivative
6 68 (27.31%) Business Analysis
7 65 (26.10%) Agile Software Development
8 62 (24.90%) SQL
9 60 (24.10%) Investment Banking
10 49 (19.68%) Asset Management
10 49 (19.68%) Front Office
11 40 (16.06%) OTC Derivatives
12 39 (15.66%) Stakeholder Management
13 33 (13.25%) Investment Management
14 31 (12.45%) Data Analysis
15 30 (12.05%) Back Office
15 30 (12.05%) Fixed Income
16 28 (11.24%) Scrum
17 27 (10.84%) XML
17 27 (10.84%) QA
18 24 (9.64%) User Acceptance Testing
19 23 (9.24%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
20 21 (8.43%) Project Management
20 21 (8.43%) Equities
21 20 (8.03%) Java
22 19 (7.63%) Financial Institution
22 19 (7.63%) FpML
22 19 (7.63%) Test Scripting
23 18 (7.23%) Change Management
24 17 (6.83%) Data Warehouse

EMIR
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 1 (0.40%) Apache
1 1 (0.40%) Apache Spark
1 1 (0.40%) IIS
Applications
1 7 (2.81%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (2.41%) MS Visio
3 5 (2.01%) Microsoft Office
4 3 (1.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (1.20%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.40%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 11 (4.42%) Markit EDM
2 3 (1.20%) SAP FSCM
2 3 (1.20%) SunGard GMI
3 1 (0.40%) LatentZero
3 1 (0.40%) SimCorp Dimension
3 1 (0.40%) Summit
3 1 (0.40%) thinkFolio
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.20%) DSL
2 1 (0.40%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (6.83%) Data Warehouse
2 13 (5.22%) SQL Server
3 11 (4.42%) Relational Database
4 9 (3.61%) DB2
5 7 (2.81%) Big Data
6 6 (2.41%) Oracle Database
7 4 (1.61%) NoSQL
7 4 (1.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 3 (1.20%) Hadoop
9 2 (0.80%) Apache Hive
9 2 (0.80%) Blockchain
9 2 (0.80%) HBase
9 2 (0.80%) QlikView
9 2 (0.80%) SAP BW
10 1 (0.40%) Oracle Exadata
10 1 (0.40%) SQL Server 2008
10 1 (0.40%) SQL Server 2014
10 1 (0.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 15 (6.02%) Git (software)
2 12 (4.82%) JIRA
2 12 (4.82%) Maven
3 11 (4.42%) Hudson
3 11 (4.42%) Jenkins
4 9 (3.61%) Ant
4 9 (3.61%) Gradle
5 7 (2.81%) FitNesse
6 6 (2.41%) Team Foundation Server
7 5 (2.01%) JUnit
7 5 (2.01%) MSTest
7 5 (2.01%) Toad
8 3 (1.20%) Cucumber
8 3 (1.20%) TeamCity
8 3 (1.20%) Visual Studio
9 1 (0.40%) Mockito
9 1 (0.40%) Selenium
9 1 (0.40%) SoapUI
9 1 (0.40%) Subversion
9 1 (0.40%) TestNG
General
1 110 (44.18%) Banking
2 107 (42.97%) Finance
3 60 (24.10%) Investment Banking
4 49 (19.68%) Front Office
5 30 (12.05%) Back Office
6 19 (7.63%) Financial Institution
7 13 (5.22%) Legal
8 7 (2.81%) Private Banking
9 4 (1.61%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.80%) Advertising
10 2 (0.80%) Electronics
10 2 (0.80%) Law
10 2 (0.80%) Marketing
10 2 (0.80%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.80%) Telecoms
11 1 (0.40%) French Language
Job Titles
1 145 (58.23%) Analyst
2 128 (51.41%) Business Analyst
3 45 (18.07%) MiFID Business Analyst
4 39 (15.66%) Developer
5 33 (13.25%) Regulatory Business Analyst
6 26 (10.44%) Project Manager
7 18 (7.23%) Report Analyst
8 16 (6.43%) Java Developer
9 14 (5.62%) Asset Management Analyst
10 13 (5.22%) Senior Analyst
10 13 (5.22%) Test Analyst
11 11 (4.42%) Asset Management Business Analyst
12 10 (4.02%) Banking Analyst
12 10 (4.02%) Consultant
12 10 (4.02%) Project Analyst
13 9 (3.61%) Banking Business Analyst
13 9 (3.61%) Derivatives Business Analyst
13 9 (3.61%) Finance Business Analyst
13 9 (3.61%) Regulatory Reporting Business Analyst
13 9 (3.61%) Senior Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (10.84%) XML
2 19 (7.63%) FpML
3 14 (5.62%) JSON
4 12 (4.82%) Spring
5 9 (3.61%) Protocol Buffers
5 9 (3.61%) SOAP
6 6 (2.41%) .NET
6 6 (2.41%) WCF
6 6 (2.41%) WinForms
7 5 (2.01%) Web Services
7 5 (2.01%) WPF
8 4 (1.61%) FIX Protocol
8 4 (1.61%) Kafka
9 3 (1.20%) AngularJS
10 2 (0.80%) HTML
10 2 (0.80%) Spring Integration
10 2 (0.80%) Spring MVC
10 2 (0.80%) XSD
11 1 (0.40%) CSS
11 1 (0.40%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 72 (28.92%) Derivative
2 40 (16.06%) OTC Derivatives
3 30 (12.05%) Fixed Income
4 23 (9.24%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 21 (8.43%) Equities
6 8 (3.21%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (2.41%) Management Information System
8 5 (2.01%) DTCC
8 5 (2.01%) Fintech
8 5 (2.01%) PMI
9 4 (1.61%) Equity Derivative
10 3 (1.20%) Computer Science
10 3 (1.20%) Interest Rate Derivative
10 3 (1.20%) Market Risk
10 3 (1.20%) Mobile Banking
10 3 (1.20%) Swaptions
11 2 (0.80%) Data Protection Act
11 2 (0.80%) Hedge funds
11 2 (0.80%) Reference Data
12 1 (0.40%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 11 (4.42%) Unix
2 8 (3.21%) Linux
2 8 (3.21%) Windows
3 1 (0.40%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (27.31%) Business Analysis
2 65 (26.10%) Agile Software Development
3 49 (19.68%) Asset Management
4 39 (15.66%) Stakeholder Management
5 33 (13.25%) Investment Management
6 31 (12.45%) Data Analysis
7 28 (11.24%) Scrum
8 24 (9.64%) User Acceptance Testing
9 21 (8.43%) Project Management
10 19 (7.63%) Test Scripting
11 18 (7.23%) Change Management
12 17 (6.83%) Waterfall
13 15 (6.02%) Data Modelling
13 15 (6.02%) SDLC
14 14 (5.62%) Anti-Money Laundering
15 13 (5.22%) OO
15 13 (5.22%) PRINCE2
16 12 (4.82%) GAP Analysis
16 12 (4.82%) Test Automation
16 12 (4.82%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 62 (24.90%) SQL
2 20 (8.03%) Java
3 10 (4.02%) C#
3 10 (4.02%) PL/SQL
4 8 (3.21%) Shell Script
5 6 (2.41%) T-SQL
6 3 (1.20%) C++
6 3 (1.20%) Perl
6 3 (1.20%) Python
6 3 (1.20%) Ruby
7 2 (0.80%) Bash Shell
7 2 (0.80%) JavaScript
7 2 (0.80%) Scala
7 2 (0.80%) VBA
8 1 (0.40%) C
8 1 (0.40%) TypeScript
8 1 (0.40%) XPath
Qualifications
1 17 (6.83%) Degree
2 9 (3.61%) PMI Certification
3 8 (3.21%) PMP
4 5 (2.01%) ISEB
5 3 (1.20%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (1.20%) ISTQB
5 3 (1.20%) PhD
6 1 (0.40%) IIBA
6 1 (0.40%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 194 (77.91%) MiFID
2 105 (42.17%) Dodd-Frank
3 27 (10.84%) QA
4 15 (6.02%) FATCA
5 12 (4.82%) AIFMD
5 12 (4.82%) Solvency II
6 11 (4.42%) GDPR
7 3 (1.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.80%) Basel II
8 2 (0.80%) PMO
8 2 (0.80%) UCITS
System Software
1 2 (0.80%) HDFS
2 1 (0.40%) Docker
Systems Management
1 7 (2.81%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.40%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 13 (5.22%) Microsoft
2 12 (4.82%) Oracle
3 9 (3.61%) Perforce
4 7 (2.81%) Charles River
5 6 (2.41%) SunGard
6 5 (2.01%) Murex
6 5 (2.01%) SAP
7 3 (1.20%) Bloomberg
7 3 (1.20%) FXall
7 3 (1.20%) Informatica
7 3 (1.20%) Reuters
7 3 (1.20%) Sybase
8 2 (0.80%) Calypso
8 2 (0.80%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (0.80%) Thunderhead
9 1 (0.40%) EMC
9 1 (0.40%) GoldenSource
9 1 (0.40%) SimCorp