Period
to 24 November 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 24 November 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
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 662 774 641
Rank change year-on-year +112 -133 +79
Contract jobs citing EMIR 236 112 255
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.23% 0.11% 0.22%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 1.80% 0.94% 1.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 154 68 178
UK median daily rate £550 £588 £578
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.38% +1.73% +5.00%
10th Percentile £363 £443 £413
90th Percentile £738 £725 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £550 £600
% change year-on-year -13.64% -8.33% +26.32%
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 13121 11921 13574
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.73% 11.35% 11.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 8582 7771 8573
UK median daily rate £440 £425 £409
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.53% +3.98% +2.19%
10th Percentile £255 £225 £228
90th Percentile £638 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £388
% change year-on-year +2.56% +0.65% +6.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 374 425 481
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.11% - +15.38%
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.75 £11.68
90th Percentile £49.63 £45.90 £52.47
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -20.00% +11.11% +15.38%

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 24 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for EMIR in the UK

EMIR
Top 7 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 24 November 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 +101 219 £550 -6.38% 8
London +93 215 £550 -8.33% 8
UK excluding London +51 20 £475 -13.64% 1
Scotland +17 15 £395 - 1
South East +5 2 £525 -4.55%
East of England - 2 £500 -
Channel Islands - 1 £575 -

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 (82.20%) MiFID
2 118 (50.00%) Finance
3 96 (40.68%) Dodd-Frank
4 94 (39.83%) Banking
5 66 (27.97%) Derivative
6 60 (25.42%) Business Analysis
7 59 (25.00%) Front Office
8 56 (23.73%) SQL
9 51 (21.61%) Agile Software Development
10 50 (21.19%) Investment Banking
11 38 (16.10%) Asset Management
12 37 (15.68%) Fixed Income
12 37 (15.68%) OTC Derivatives
13 34 (14.41%) Project Management
14 30 (12.71%) Back Office
14 30 (12.71%) QA
15 29 (12.29%) Stakeholder Management
15 29 (12.29%) Equities
16 28 (11.86%) Financial Institution
16 28 (11.86%) User Acceptance Testing
17 27 (11.44%) Data Analysis
18 24 (10.17%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
19 21 (8.90%) Investment Management
20 20 (8.47%) Analytical Skills
21 19 (8.05%) Test Scripting
21 19 (8.05%) Scrum
22 17 (7.20%) XML
23 16 (6.78%) OO
23 16 (6.78%) C#
23 16 (6.78%) Java

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 2 (0.85%) IIS
2 1 (0.42%) Confluence
2 1 (0.42%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (3.39%) MS Visio
2 5 (2.12%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (2.12%) Microsoft Project
3 4 (1.69%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.42%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.42%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 12 (5.08%) Markit EDM
2 5 (2.12%) Summit
3 3 (1.27%) SAP FSCM
4 1 (0.42%) SimCorp Dimension
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.27%) DSL
2 1 (0.42%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (4.66%) SQL Server
2 9 (3.81%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (2.97%) Relational Database
4 5 (2.12%) Big Data
4 5 (2.12%) DB2
5 3 (1.27%) Blockchain
5 3 (1.27%) NoSQL
6 2 (0.85%) Hadoop
6 2 (0.85%) QlikView
6 2 (0.85%) SAP BW
6 2 (0.85%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (0.85%) SQL Server 2014
6 2 (0.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (0.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.42%) Apache Hive
7 1 (0.42%) HBase
Development Applications
1 8 (3.39%) FitNesse
2 7 (2.97%) Git (software)
2 7 (2.97%) Hudson
2 7 (2.97%) Jenkins
2 7 (2.97%) Maven
2 7 (2.97%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (2.12%) Ant
3 5 (2.12%) Gradle
3 5 (2.12%) MSTest
4 4 (1.69%) JUnit
5 3 (1.27%) Cucumber
5 3 (1.27%) JIRA
6 2 (0.85%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.42%) Selenium
7 1 (0.42%) SoapUI
7 1 (0.42%) TestNG
General
1 118 (50.00%) Finance
2 94 (39.83%) Banking
3 59 (25.00%) Front Office
4 50 (21.19%) Investment Banking
5 30 (12.71%) Back Office
6 28 (11.86%) Financial Institution
7 8 (3.39%) Legal
8 4 (1.69%) Manufacturing
8 4 (1.69%) Private Banking
9 2 (0.85%) Electronics
9 2 (0.85%) French Language
9 2 (0.85%) Law
9 2 (0.85%) Marketing
9 2 (0.85%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.85%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.42%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 134 (56.78%) Analyst
2 105 (44.49%) Business Analyst
3 39 (16.53%) MiFID Business Analyst
4 37 (15.68%) Developer
5 29 (12.29%) Regulatory Business Analyst
6 25 (10.59%) Project Manager
7 17 (7.20%) Report Analyst
8 14 (5.93%) C# Developer
8 14 (5.93%) Senior Analyst
8 14 (5.93%) Test Analyst
9 11 (4.66%) Consultant
10 10 (4.24%) Java Developer
10 10 (4.24%) Senior Developer
10 10 (4.24%) SQL Analyst
11 9 (3.81%) Asset Management Analyst
11 9 (3.81%) Derivatives Business Analyst
11 9 (3.81%) Regulatory Reporting Business Analyst
11 9 (3.81%) Test Leader
12 8 (3.39%) QA Leader
12 8 (3.39%) Senior SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (7.20%) XML
2 14 (5.93%) FpML
3 11 (4.66%) JSON
4 9 (3.81%) .NET
4 9 (3.81%) WCF
4 9 (3.81%) WinForms
5 8 (3.39%) Spring
6 7 (2.97%) WPF
7 5 (2.12%) FIX Protocol
7 5 (2.12%) Protocol Buffers
7 5 (2.12%) SOAP
7 5 (2.12%) Web Services
8 4 (1.69%) Kafka
9 3 (1.27%) .NET Core
10 2 (0.85%) .NET Framework
10 2 (0.85%) HTML
10 2 (0.85%) QuickFIX
10 2 (0.85%) Spring Integration
10 2 (0.85%) Spring MVC
10 2 (0.85%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 66 (27.97%) Derivative
2 37 (15.68%) Fixed Income
2 37 (15.68%) OTC Derivatives
3 29 (12.29%) Equities
4 24 (10.17%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 20 (8.47%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (2.97%) Equity Derivative
7 6 (2.54%) Interest Rate Derivative
7 6 (2.54%) Management Information System
7 6 (2.54%) Market Risk
7 6 (2.54%) Swaptions
8 5 (2.12%) DTCC
9 4 (1.69%) Fintech
10 3 (1.27%) Mobile Banking
10 3 (1.27%) Reference Data
11 2 (0.85%) Computer Science
11 2 (0.85%) Credit Risk
11 2 (0.85%) Data Protection Act
11 2 (0.85%) Wiki
12 1 (0.42%) ASIC
Operating Systems
1 8 (3.39%) Windows
2 7 (2.97%) Linux
3 6 (2.54%) Unix
4 2 (0.85%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (25.42%) Business Analysis
2 51 (21.61%) Agile Software Development
3 38 (16.10%) Asset Management
4 34 (14.41%) Project Management
5 29 (12.29%) Stakeholder Management
6 28 (11.86%) User Acceptance Testing
7 27 (11.44%) Data Analysis
8 21 (8.90%) Investment Management
9 19 (8.05%) Scrum
9 19 (8.05%) Test Scripting
10 16 (6.78%) OO
10 16 (6.78%) Waterfall
11 15 (6.36%) Change Management
12 14 (5.93%) Data Modelling
13 13 (5.51%) Test Strategy
14 11 (4.66%) Manual Testing
14 11 (4.66%) Quantitative Research
14 11 (4.66%) Scenario Testing
14 11 (4.66%) SDLC
14 11 (4.66%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 56 (23.73%) SQL
2 16 (6.78%) C#
2 16 (6.78%) Java
3 11 (4.66%) C++
4 10 (4.24%) T-SQL
5 8 (3.39%) Ruby
6 6 (2.54%) Python
7 4 (1.69%) Shell Script
8 3 (1.27%) JavaScript
8 3 (1.27%) Perl
9 2 (0.85%) Bash Shell
9 2 (0.85%) PL/SQL
9 2 (0.85%) VBA
10 1 (0.42%) C
10 1 (0.42%) Scala
10 1 (0.42%) TypeScript
10 1 (0.42%) XPath
10 1 (0.42%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 10 (4.24%) PhD
2 9 (3.81%) Degree
3 5 (2.12%) ISEB
3 5 (2.12%) PMI Certification
4 4 (1.69%) PMP
5 3 (1.27%) ISTQB
6 2 (0.85%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (0.42%) IIBA
7 1 (0.42%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 194 (82.20%) MiFID
2 96 (40.68%) Dodd-Frank
3 30 (12.71%) QA
4 13 (5.51%) AIFMD
4 13 (5.51%) FATCA
4 13 (5.51%) Solvency II
5 12 (5.08%) GDPR
6 3 (1.27%) PMO
6 3 (1.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.85%) Basel II
7 2 (0.85%) UCITS
8 1 (0.42%) IFRS
8 1 (0.42%) IFRS 9
8 1 (0.42%) PSD2
System Software
1 1 (0.42%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 9 (3.81%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (5.51%) Microsoft
2 9 (3.81%) Murex
3 6 (2.54%) Calypso
3 6 (2.54%) Charles River
3 6 (2.54%) SAP
4 5 (2.12%) Oracle
4 5 (2.12%) Perforce
5 3 (1.27%) Bloomberg
5 3 (1.27%) FXall
5 3 (1.27%) Informatica
5 3 (1.27%) Reuters
5 3 (1.27%) Sybase
6 2 (0.85%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (0.85%) Thunderhead
7 1 (0.42%) EMC
7 1 (0.42%) FIS
7 1 (0.42%) GoldenSource
7 1 (0.42%) Misys
7 1 (0.42%) SimCorp
7 1 (0.42%) SunGard