Period
to 17 February 2018

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 17 February 2018 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
17 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 686 663 667
Rank change year-on-year -23 +4 +57
Contract jobs citing EMIR 172 179 220
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.17% 0.19% 0.20%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 1.32% 1.60% 1.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 119 152
UK median daily rate £550 £575 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.35% -4.17% +9.09%
10th Percentile £388 £425 £400
90th Percentile £778 £725 £725
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 - £600
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 13,044 11,195 12,901
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.97% 11.67% 11.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,534 7,330 8,086
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £258 £225 £230
90th Percentile £630 £625 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £379
% change year-on-year - +5.61% +3.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 363 395 469
UK median hourly rate £21.79 £21.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.35% -14.00% +25.00%
10th Percentile £12.00 £10.93 £11.33
90th Percentile £57.00 £48.75 £53.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £21.98 £25.25
% change year-on-year +9.22% -12.97% +26.25%

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 17 February 2018.

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 17 February 2018. 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 -24 168 £550 -4.35% 4
London -43 164 £550 -4.35% 4
UK excluding London +19 8 £475 -
Scotland -14 3 £475 -
East of England - 2 £500 -
Channel Islands - 1 £575 -
North West - 1 £325 -
South East - 1 - -
North of England - 1 £325 -

For the 6 months to 17 February 2018, IT contractor jobs citing EMIR also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for EMIR.

1 136 (79.07%) MiFID
2 100 (58.14%) Finance
3 80 (46.51%) Banking
4 72 (41.86%) Dodd-Frank
5 52 (30.23%) Front Office
6 43 (25.00%) Investment Banking
7 42 (24.42%) Derivative
8 39 (22.67%) Business Analysis
9 38 (22.09%) SQL
9 38 (22.09%) Project Management
10 32 (18.60%) Fixed Income
11 30 (17.44%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 27 (15.70%) Agile Software Development
13 25 (14.53%) OO
13 25 (14.53%) Stakeholder Management
13 25 (14.53%) Equities
14 24 (13.95%) Back Office
14 24 (13.95%) Asset Management
15 23 (13.37%) QA
15 23 (13.37%) Analytical Skills
16 20 (11.63%) Java
17 19 (11.05%) C++
17 19 (11.05%) XML
17 19 (11.05%) User Acceptance Testing
17 19 (11.05%) Quantitative Research
18 18 (10.47%) OTC Derivatives
18 18 (10.47%) Change Management
18 18 (10.47%) Financial Institution
19 17 (9.88%) C#
20 15 (8.72%) Python

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 (1.16%) IIS
2 1 (0.58%) Confluence
2 1 (0.58%) MQSeries
2 1 (0.58%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.58%) WebSphere
Applications
1 6 (3.49%) MS Visio
2 3 (1.74%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (1.74%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.58%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (5.23%) Summit
2 4 (2.33%) Markit EDM
3 3 (1.74%) SAP FSCM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (6.98%) Blockchain
2 10 (5.81%) Data Warehouse
3 8 (4.65%) DB2
3 8 (4.65%) Relational Database
4 7 (4.07%) SQL Server
5 5 (2.91%) Big Data
5 5 (2.91%) Hadoop
6 4 (2.33%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (1.74%) Apache Hive
7 3 (1.74%) HBase
8 2 (1.16%) NoSQL
8 2 (1.16%) SAP BW
8 2 (1.16%) SQL Server 2014
8 2 (1.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (1.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.58%) Crystal Reports
9 1 (0.58%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 9 (5.23%) Git (software)
1 9 (5.23%) Hudson
1 9 (5.23%) Jenkins
1 9 (5.23%) Maven
2 8 (4.65%) Ant
2 8 (4.65%) Gradle
3 4 (2.33%) FitNesse
4 2 (1.16%) JIRA
4 2 (1.16%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.58%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.58%) JUnit
5 1 (0.58%) TeamCity
General
1 100 (58.14%) Finance
2 80 (46.51%) Banking
3 52 (30.23%) Front Office
4 43 (25.00%) Investment Banking
5 24 (13.95%) Back Office
6 18 (10.47%) Financial Institution
7 4 (2.33%) Manufacturing
8 3 (1.74%) Legal
9 2 (1.16%) Electronics
9 2 (1.16%) French Language
9 2 (1.16%) Law
9 2 (1.16%) Marketing
9 2 (1.16%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (1.16%) Private Banking
9 2 (1.16%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.58%) International Banking
10 1 (0.58%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 88 (51.16%) Analyst
2 55 (31.98%) Business Analyst
3 31 (18.02%) Developer
4 17 (9.88%) Project Manager
4 17 (9.88%) Senior Developer
5 15 (8.72%) MiFID Business Analyst
5 15 (8.72%) Report Analyst
6 14 (8.14%) Regulatory Business Analyst
7 12 (6.98%) C# Developer
8 11 (6.40%) Technical Analyst
9 10 (5.81%) Senior Analyst
9 10 (5.81%) Test Analyst
10 9 (5.23%) Banking Analyst
10 9 (5.23%) Java Developer
11 8 (4.65%) Data Analyst
11 8 (4.65%) Senior C# Developer
11 8 (4.65%) Senior SQL Developer
11 8 (4.65%) SQL Developer
11 8 (4.65%) T-SQL Developer
12 7 (4.07%) Qualitative Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (11.05%) XML
2 13 (7.56%) JSON
3 9 (5.23%) .NET
4 8 (4.65%) Protocol Buffers
4 8 (4.65%) SOAP
4 8 (4.65%) Spring
5 4 (2.33%) WCF
5 4 (2.33%) WinForms
6 3 (1.74%) .NET Core
6 3 (1.74%) COM
6 3 (1.74%) FIX Protocol
6 3 (1.74%) FpML
6 3 (1.74%) Web Services
7 2 (1.16%) .NET Framework
7 2 (1.16%) HTML
7 2 (1.16%) QuickFIX
7 2 (1.16%) WPF
8 1 (0.58%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 42 (24.42%) Derivative
2 32 (18.60%) Fixed Income
3 30 (17.44%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 25 (14.53%) Equities
5 23 (13.37%) Analytical Skills
6 18 (10.47%) OTC Derivatives
7 11 (6.40%) Market Risk
8 6 (3.49%) Equity Derivative
8 6 (3.49%) Swaptions
9 5 (2.91%) Credit Risk
9 5 (2.91%) Hedge funds
9 5 (2.91%) Interest Rate Derivative
9 5 (2.91%) Management Information System
10 2 (1.16%) Data Protection Act
10 2 (1.16%) Fintech
10 2 (1.16%) Reference Data
10 2 (1.16%) Wiki
11 1 (0.58%) Computer Science
11 1 (0.58%) DTCC
11 1 (0.58%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 9 (5.23%) Unix
2 4 (2.33%) Linux
3 3 (1.74%) Windows
4 2 (1.16%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (22.67%) Business Analysis
2 38 (22.09%) Project Management
3 27 (15.70%) Agile Software Development
4 25 (14.53%) OO
4 25 (14.53%) Stakeholder Management
5 24 (13.95%) Asset Management
6 19 (11.05%) Quantitative Research
6 19 (11.05%) User Acceptance Testing
7 18 (10.47%) Change Management
8 14 (8.14%) Analytics
8 14 (8.14%) Data Analysis
9 13 (7.56%) Mathematics
9 13 (7.56%) Physics
9 13 (7.56%) Stochastic Calculus
10 12 (6.98%) Data Modelling
10 12 (6.98%) Investment Management
11 11 (6.40%) Migration
12 10 (5.81%) Refactoring
12 10 (5.81%) Scrum
13 9 (5.23%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 38 (22.09%) SQL
2 20 (11.63%) Java
3 19 (11.05%) C++
4 17 (9.88%) C#
5 15 (8.72%) Python
6 10 (5.81%) T-SQL
7 8 (4.65%) Ruby
7 8 (4.65%) Shell Script
8 5 (2.91%) Bash Shell
8 5 (2.91%) VBA
9 2 (1.16%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.58%) C
10 1 (0.58%) Perl
10 1 (0.58%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.58%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.58%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 15 (8.72%) PhD
2 3 (1.74%) ISEB
2 3 (1.74%) ISTQB
3 1 (0.58%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (0.58%) Degree
3 1 (0.58%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 136 (79.07%) MiFID
2 72 (41.86%) Dodd-Frank
3 23 (13.37%) QA
4 11 (6.40%) Solvency II
5 9 (5.23%) GDPR
6 6 (3.49%) AIFMD
7 4 (2.33%) Basel III
8 3 (1.74%) FATCA
9 2 (1.16%) Basel II
9 2 (1.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.58%) IFRS
10 1 (0.58%) IFRS 9
10 1 (0.58%) PMO
System Software
1 3 (1.74%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 8 (4.65%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.58%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 9 (5.23%) Murex
2 8 (4.65%) Calypso
2 8 (4.65%) Perforce
3 6 (3.49%) Microsoft
3 6 (3.49%) SAP
4 3 (1.74%) Bloomberg
4 3 (1.74%) FXall
4 3 (1.74%) Informatica
4 3 (1.74%) Oracle
4 3 (1.74%) Reuters
4 3 (1.74%) Sophis
5 2 (1.16%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.58%) FIS
6 1 (0.58%) Misys
6 1 (0.58%) SunGard