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 3 months to 28 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.

European Market Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR)
UK
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 495 577 568
Rank change year-on-year +82 -9  
Contract jobs citing EMIR 113 62 74
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.25% 0.12% 0.14%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 2.15% 1.04% 1.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 37 49
Median daily rate £575 £576 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.08% +4.63%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £334 £412
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £850 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £563 £340 £400
% change year-on-year +65.44% -15.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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

Contract Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 5248 5961 6417
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 11.64% 11.13% 11.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 3457 3789 3890
Median daily rate £450 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +5.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £620 £581 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 158 199 181
Median hourly rate £19.90 £37.50 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -46.93% +29.31%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.72 £11.73
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £60.98 £52.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.90 £40.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year -50.25% +37.93%  

EMIR
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing EMIR as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

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 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for EMIR in the UK

EMIR
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for EMIR in the UK

EMIR
Top 11 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 3 months to 28 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 +78 108 £575 -2.16% 7
London +70 106 £575 -2.16% 7
City of London -3 15 £593 -5.20% 6
Scotland +27 4 - - 2
Canary Wharf +1 4 £525 -8.69%
Glasgow - 4 - -
Chester - 1 - -
Cheshire - 1 - -
Berkshire - 1 £575 -
North West - 1 - -
South East - 1 £575 -

For the 6 months to 28 March 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.

1 146 (79.35%) MiFID
2 141 (76.63%) Dodd-Frank
3 106 (57.61%) Banking
4 96 (52.17%) Finance
5 64 (34.78%) Agile Software Development
6 47 (25.54%) Scrum
7 46 (25.00%) Java
7 46 (25.00%) SQL
7 46 (25.00%) Derivative
8 42 (22.83%) Investment Banking
9 38 (20.65%) Business Analysis
9 38 (20.65%) Front Office
10 36 (19.57%) Stakeholder Management
11 35 (19.02%) XML
11 35 (19.02%) Microservices
12 33 (17.93%) Relational Database
13 32 (17.39%) DB2
14 31 (16.85%) Unix
14 31 (16.85%) Change Management
15 30 (16.30%) Shell Script
16 29 (15.76%) Domain-Driven Design
17 28 (15.22%) Spring
18 27 (14.67%) Maven
18 27 (14.67%) JSON
18 27 (14.67%) Git (software)
18 27 (14.67%) OO
19 26 (14.13%) Gradle
19 26 (14.13%) Jenkins
20 24 (13.04%) OOA/OOD
21 23 (12.50%) SOAP

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 (0.54%) MTS
Applications
1 6 (3.26%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.17%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.54%) MS Office
3 1 (0.54%) MS Project
3 1 (0.54%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.54%) BondVision
1 1 (0.54%) CA PPM
1 1 (0.54%) Global One
1 1 (0.54%) Loan IQ
Cloud Services
1 9 (4.89%) Amazon AWS
1 9 (4.89%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.54%) DSL
1 1 (0.54%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (17.93%) Relational Database
2 32 (17.39%) DB2
3 3 (1.63%) Big Data
3 3 (1.63%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (1.63%) SQL Server
4 2 (1.09%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.54%) Apache Hive
5 1 (0.54%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.54%) Hazelcast
5 1 (0.54%) HBase
5 1 (0.54%) KDB
5 1 (0.54%) MS Access
5 1 (0.54%) Neo4j
5 1 (0.54%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 27 (14.67%) Git (software)
1 27 (14.67%) Maven
2 26 (14.13%) Gradle
2 26 (14.13%) Jenkins
3 23 (12.50%) Ant
3 23 (12.50%) Hudson
4 20 (10.87%) Concordion
4 20 (10.87%) Cucumber
4 20 (10.87%) JBehave
5 15 (8.15%) JUnit
6 11 (5.98%) Selenium
7 10 (5.43%) FitNesse
8 7 (3.80%) TeamCity
9 6 (3.26%) TestComplete
10 5 (2.72%) Subversion
11 4 (2.17%) Mockito
12 3 (1.63%) Toad
13 2 (1.09%) JIRA
14 1 (0.54%) CruiseControl
14 1 (0.54%) NUnit
General
1 106 (57.61%) Banking
2 96 (52.17%) Finance
3 42 (22.83%) Investment Banking
4 38 (20.65%) Front Office
5 19 (10.33%) Back Office
6 7 (3.80%) Legal
7 3 (1.63%) Financial Institution
7 3 (1.63%) Private Banking
8 2 (1.09%) Corporate Banking
8 2 (1.09%) Retail
9 1 (0.54%) Advertising
9 1 (0.54%) German Language
9 1 (0.54%) Marketing
9 1 (0.54%) Prime Brokerage
Job Titles
1 84 (45.65%) Analyst
2 77 (41.85%) Business Analyst
3 46 (25.00%) MiFID Business Analyst
4 38 (20.65%) Developer
5 34 (18.48%) Java Developer
6 27 (14.67%) Project Manager
6 27 (14.67%) Regulatory Business Analyst
7 14 (7.61%) Senior Developer
7 14 (7.61%) Senior Java Developer
8 12 (6.52%) Report Analyst
9 11 (5.98%) Derivatives Business Analyst
9 11 (5.98%) Senior Analyst
9 11 (5.98%) Senior Business Analyst
10 10 (5.43%) Report Manager
11 9 (4.89%) Business IT Analyst
11 9 (4.89%) Front Office Business Analyst
11 9 (4.89%) IT Analyst
11 9 (4.89%) IT Business Analyst
11 9 (4.89%) MiFID Project Manager
12 7 (3.80%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (19.02%) XML
2 28 (15.22%) Spring
3 27 (14.67%) JSON
4 23 (12.50%) SOAP
5 16 (8.70%) Protocol Buffers
6 7 (3.80%) FpML
7 5 (2.72%) AngularJS
7 5 (2.72%) FIX Protocol
8 4 (2.17%) HTML
9 3 (1.63%) CSS
9 3 (1.63%) Guice
9 3 (1.63%) HTML5
9 3 (1.63%) Lambda Expressions
9 3 (1.63%) Node.js
9 3 (1.63%) React
9 3 (1.63%) REST
9 3 (1.63%) RxJS
10 1 (0.54%) CSS3
10 1 (0.54%) Entity Framework
10 1 (0.54%) Ultra Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 46 (25.00%) Derivative
2 21 (11.41%) Fixed Income
3 19 (10.33%) Equities
4 16 (8.70%) OTC Derivatives
5 13 (7.07%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 10 (5.43%) Reference Data
7 6 (3.26%) Fintech
8 5 (2.72%) Interest Rate Derivative
8 5 (2.72%) Swaptions
9 4 (2.17%) Analytical Skills
9 4 (2.17%) Computer Science
10 3 (1.63%) Credit Risk
10 3 (1.63%) Equity Derivative
10 3 (1.63%) Market Risk
11 2 (1.09%) ASIC
11 2 (1.09%) PMI
12 1 (0.54%) Algorithms
12 1 (0.54%) Contract for Difference
12 1 (0.54%) DTCC
12 1 (0.54%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 31 (16.85%) Unix
2 2 (1.09%) Linux
2 2 (1.09%) Windows
3 1 (0.54%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (34.78%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (25.54%) Scrum
3 38 (20.65%) Business Analysis
4 36 (19.57%) Stakeholder Management
5 35 (19.02%) Microservices
6 31 (16.85%) Change Management
7 29 (15.76%) Domain-Driven Design
8 27 (14.67%) OO
9 24 (13.04%) OOA/OOD
10 21 (11.41%) SDLC
11 17 (9.24%) Investment Management
12 16 (8.70%) Project Management
13 15 (8.15%) Enterprise Architecture
14 14 (7.61%) Refactoring
14 14 (7.61%) TDD
15 12 (6.52%) Anti-Money Laundering
15 12 (6.52%) Automated Testing
16 11 (5.98%) Asset Management
16 11 (5.98%) Client Onboarding
17 10 (5.43%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 46 (25.00%) Java
1 46 (25.00%) SQL
2 30 (16.30%) Shell Script
3 5 (2.72%) PL/SQL
4 3 (1.63%) JavaScript
5 2 (1.09%) C#
5 2 (1.09%) Python
6 1 (0.54%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.54%) VBA
Qualifications
1 12 (6.52%) Degree
2 6 (3.26%) PMI Certification
2 6 (3.26%) PMP
3 3 (1.63%) ISEB
4 2 (1.09%) ISTQB
4 2 (1.09%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (1.09%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (0.54%) CAPM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 146 (79.35%) MiFID
2 141 (76.63%) Dodd-Frank
3 19 (10.33%) FATCA
4 9 (4.89%) QA
5 8 (4.35%) AIFMD
6 5 (2.72%) Solvency II
7 3 (1.63%) CRD IV
8 1 (0.54%) Basel II
8 1 (0.54%) Basel III
8 1 (0.54%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.54%) PMO
System Software
1 20 (10.87%) Docker
2 1 (0.54%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 3 (1.63%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 23 (12.50%) Perforce
2 6 (3.26%) Oracle
3 4 (2.17%) GoldenSource
3 4 (2.17%) Microsoft
4 2 (1.09%) Bloomberg
4 2 (1.09%) Murex
5 1 (0.54%) CA
5 1 (0.54%) Charles River
5 1 (0.54%) eSpeed
5 1 (0.54%) Google
5 1 (0.54%) MarketAxess
5 1 (0.54%) SunGard
5 1 (0.54%) Sybase
5 1 (0.54%) Tradeweb
5 1 (0.54%) Twitter
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