Period
to 27 May 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 27 May 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
27 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 779 634 770
Rank change year-on-year -145 +136 -80
Contract jobs citing EMIR 103 203 114
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.10% 0.22% 0.11%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.82% 1.92% 0.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 153 79
UK median daily rate £550 £575 £575
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.35% - -
10th Percentile £344 £413 £313
90th Percentile £763 £688 £750
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £488 £345
% change year-on-year -20.51% +41.30% -13.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 12,514 10,581 12,181
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.42% 11.62% 11.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,057 6,873 7,815
UK median daily rate £450 £433 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.05% +8.13% -
10th Percentile £259 £238 £228
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £395 £375
% change year-on-year +1.27% +5.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 363 362 413
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £22.70 £24.12
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.88% -5.87% +20.02%
10th Percentile £11.67 £11.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £52.45 £53.63 £54.79
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.67 £23.00 £26.75
% change year-on-year -1.42% -14.02% +32.52%

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 27 May 2018.

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 27 May 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 -128 99 £550 -4.35% 10
London -151 97 £550 -4.35% 9
UK excluding London -22 6 £388 -20.51% 4
Scotland -42 4 £450 - 3
North of England -11 1 £325 - 1
North West -12 1 £325 - 1
South East -18 1 - -

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 81 (78.64%) MiFID
2 64 (62.14%) Banking
3 61 (59.22%) Dodd-Frank
4 52 (50.49%) Finance
5 34 (33.01%) Investment Banking
6 25 (24.27%) Agile Software Development
7 24 (23.30%) SQL
8 23 (22.33%) Front Office
9 21 (20.39%) Java
10 19 (18.45%) Python
10 19 (18.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 18 (17.48%) XML
11 18 (17.48%) Stakeholder Management
12 17 (16.50%) Scrum
12 17 (16.50%) Unix
12 17 (16.50%) Business Analysis
13 16 (15.53%) Back Office
14 15 (14.56%) Fixed Income
14 15 (14.56%) OO
15 14 (13.59%) Project Management
15 14 (13.59%) JSON
16 13 (12.62%) Derivative
16 13 (12.62%) Data Modelling
16 13 (12.62%) Change Management
16 13 (12.62%) Data Analysis
16 13 (12.62%) Analytical Skills
17 12 (11.65%) QA
18 11 (10.68%) Enterprise Architecture
18 11 (10.68%) Jenkins
18 11 (10.68%) Asset Management

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 (0.97%) Apache
1 1 (0.97%) Apache Spark
1 1 (0.97%) Confluence
1 1 (0.97%) Elasticsearch
1 1 (0.97%) MQSeries
1 1 (0.97%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (0.97%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.97%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.97%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (6.80%) Summit
2 2 (1.94%) Markit EDM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (10.68%) SQL Server
2 10 (9.71%) Blockchain
2 10 (9.71%) Relational Database
3 9 (8.74%) Data Warehouse
3 9 (8.74%) DB2
4 6 (5.83%) Big Data
4 6 (5.83%) Hadoop
5 4 (3.88%) Apache Hive
5 4 (3.88%) HBase
6 2 (1.94%) Data Mining
6 2 (1.94%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.97%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (0.97%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 11 (10.68%) Jenkins
2 10 (9.71%) Git (software)
2 10 (9.71%) Hudson
2 10 (9.71%) Maven
3 9 (8.74%) Ant
3 9 (8.74%) Gradle
4 4 (3.88%) Cucumber
4 4 (3.88%) ER Studio
5 3 (2.91%) JIRA
5 3 (2.91%) Selenium
6 2 (1.94%) Concordion
6 2 (1.94%) FitNesse
6 2 (1.94%) JBehave
6 2 (1.94%) JUnit
6 2 (1.94%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.97%) Artifactory
7 1 (0.97%) SoapUI
7 1 (0.97%) Subversion
7 1 (0.97%) TestNG
7 1 (0.97%) WebDriver
General
1 64 (62.14%) Banking
2 52 (50.49%) Finance
3 34 (33.01%) Investment Banking
4 23 (22.33%) Front Office
5 16 (15.53%) Back Office
6 7 (6.80%) Financial Institution
7 5 (4.85%) Legal
8 3 (2.91%) Private Banking
9 1 (0.97%) French Language
9 1 (0.97%) International Banking
9 1 (0.97%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 52 (50.49%) Analyst
2 34 (33.01%) Business Analyst
3 19 (18.45%) Developer
4 13 (12.62%) Senior Developer
5 12 (11.65%) Banking Analyst
6 11 (10.68%) Java Developer
7 9 (8.74%) Report Analyst
7 9 (8.74%) Senior Java Developer
8 8 (7.77%) Investment Banking Java Developer
8 8 (7.77%) Senior Investment Banking Java Developer
9 7 (6.80%) Business IT Analyst
9 7 (6.80%) FX Business Analyst
9 7 (6.80%) IT Analyst
9 7 (6.80%) IT Business Analyst
9 7 (6.80%) Regulatory Business Analyst
9 7 (6.80%) Senior Analyst
9 7 (6.80%) Technical Analyst
10 6 (5.83%) Applications Support
10 6 (5.83%) Banking Business Analyst
10 6 (5.83%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (17.48%) XML
2 14 (13.59%) JSON
3 9 (8.74%) Protocol Buffers
3 9 (8.74%) SOAP
3 9 (8.74%) Spring
4 3 (2.91%) AngularJS
4 3 (2.91%) COM
4 3 (2.91%) FpML
5 2 (1.94%) .NET
5 2 (1.94%) Flash
6 1 (0.97%) FIX Protocol
6 1 (0.97%) React
6 1 (0.97%) Web Services
6 1 (0.97%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 19 (18.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 15 (14.56%) Fixed Income
3 13 (12.62%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (12.62%) Derivative
4 6 (5.83%) Equities
4 6 (5.83%) Management Information System
5 5 (4.85%) Hedge funds
5 5 (4.85%) Market Risk
5 5 (4.85%) OTC Derivatives
6 4 (3.88%) Equity Derivative
7 3 (2.91%) Credit Risk
8 2 (1.94%) Computer Science
8 2 (1.94%) Grid Computing
8 2 (1.94%) Self-Motivation
9 1 (0.97%) ASIC
9 1 (0.97%) Credit Derivative
9 1 (0.97%) CUDA
9 1 (0.97%) DTCC
9 1 (0.97%) Swaptions
9 1 (0.97%) Synthetic Equity
Operating Systems
1 17 (16.50%) Unix
2 10 (9.71%) Linux
3 6 (5.83%) Windows
4 1 (0.97%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (24.27%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (17.48%) Stakeholder Management
3 17 (16.50%) Business Analysis
3 17 (16.50%) Scrum
4 15 (14.56%) OO
5 14 (13.59%) Project Management
6 13 (12.62%) Change Management
6 13 (12.62%) Data Analysis
6 13 (12.62%) Data Modelling
7 11 (10.68%) Asset Management
7 11 (10.68%) Enterprise Architecture
8 10 (9.71%) Microservices
8 10 (9.71%) Requirements Analysis
9 9 (8.74%) Domain-Driven Design
9 9 (8.74%) OOA/OOD
9 9 (8.74%) Quantitative Research
9 9 (8.74%) Refactoring
9 9 (8.74%) User Acceptance Testing
10 8 (7.77%) ETL
10 8 (7.77%) GAP Analysis
Programming Languages
1 24 (23.30%) SQL
2 21 (20.39%) Java
3 19 (18.45%) Python
4 10 (9.71%) C++
5 9 (8.74%) Shell Script
6 6 (5.83%) C#
7 5 (4.85%) Bash Shell
7 5 (4.85%) Perl
7 5 (4.85%) PowerShell
8 3 (2.91%) VBA
9 2 (1.94%) Scala
10 1 (0.97%) C
10 1 (0.97%) Java 8
10 1 (0.97%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (5.83%) PhD
2 4 (3.88%) Degree
3 3 (2.91%) ISEB
3 3 (2.91%) ISTQB
4 2 (1.94%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.97%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 81 (78.64%) MiFID
2 61 (59.22%) Dodd-Frank
3 12 (11.65%) QA
4 4 (3.88%) AIFMD
4 4 (3.88%) Basel III
4 4 (3.88%) Solvency II
5 3 (2.91%) FATCA
6 2 (1.94%) GDPR
System Software
1 4 (3.88%) HDFS
2 1 (0.97%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (0.97%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 9 (8.74%) Perforce
2 7 (6.80%) Murex
3 4 (3.88%) Calypso
3 4 (3.88%) Microsoft
4 3 (2.91%) Sophis
5 2 (1.94%) Oracle
6 1 (0.97%) FIS
6 1 (0.97%) GoldenSource
6 1 (0.97%) Misys
6 1 (0.97%) SAP
6 1 (0.97%) Sonatype
6 1 (0.97%) Tableau
6 1 (0.97%) Wallstreet Suite