Period
to 18 October 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 18 October 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
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 822 620 799
Rank change year-on-year -202 +179 -142
Contract jobs citing EMIR 62 250 95
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.060% 0.25% 0.089%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.55% 2.04% 0.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 170 56
UK median daily rate £650 £550 £556
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.18% -1.12% -3.26%
10th Percentile £413 £363 £344
90th Percentile £775 £700 £722
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £450 £350
% change year-on-year -5.56% +28.57% -36.36%
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 11,229 12,259 12,241
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 10.89% 12.33% 11.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,120 8,028 7,932
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +6.06% +3.13%
10th Percentile £250 £256 £225
90th Percentile £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -1.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 398 367 444
UK median hourly rate £21.76 £20.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.80% -11.11% +4.41%
10th Percentile £11.21 £10.63 £10.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.60 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.88 £20.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +9.40% -20.00% +16.01%

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 18 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for EMIR in the UK

EMIR
Top 4 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 18 October 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 -171 60 £688 +25.00% 6
London -177 60 £688 +25.00% 5
Scotland -32 2 £425 +7.59%
UK excluding London -39 2 £425 -5.56% 1

For the 6 months to 18 October 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 54 (87.10%) MiFID
2 31 (50.00%) Dodd-Frank
3 29 (46.77%) Banking
4 23 (37.10%) Finance
5 18 (29.03%) SQL
6 16 (25.81%) Agile Software Development
7 13 (20.97%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 12 (19.35%) .NET
8 12 (19.35%) C#
8 12 (19.35%) Business Intelligence
9 11 (17.74%) Python
9 11 (17.74%) T-SQL
9 11 (17.74%) Stakeholder Management
9 11 (17.74%) Front Office
9 11 (17.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 11 (17.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 11 (17.74%) Data Mapping
10 10 (16.13%) Investment Banking
10 10 (16.13%) TDD
10 10 (16.13%) VB.NET
11 9 (14.52%) SQL Server
11 9 (14.52%) Business Analysis
11 9 (14.52%) User Acceptance Testing
11 9 (14.52%) Analytical Skills
12 8 (12.90%) BDD
12 8 (12.90%) Low Latency
13 7 (11.29%) Asset Management
14 6 (9.68%) QA
14 6 (9.68%) Scrum
14 6 (9.68%) 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 5 (8.06%) Apache
1 5 (8.06%) Apache Spark
1 5 (8.06%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 2 (3.23%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.61%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.61%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (1.61%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (1.61%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (3.23%) Summit
2 1 (1.61%) Temenos T24
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (17.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 11 (17.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 9 (14.52%) SQL Server
3 6 (9.68%) NoSQL
4 5 (8.06%) Relational Database
5 4 (6.45%) Crystal Reports
5 4 (6.45%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (4.84%) Big Data
7 2 (3.23%) OLAP
8 1 (1.61%) Apache Hive
8 1 (1.61%) DB2
8 1 (1.61%) Hadoop
8 1 (1.61%) HBase
8 1 (1.61%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (1.61%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (6.45%) Cucumber
2 3 (4.84%) Concordion
2 3 (4.84%) JBehave
2 3 (4.84%) JIRA
2 3 (4.84%) Selenium
3 1 (1.61%) ER Studio
3 1 (1.61%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.61%) JUnit
3 1 (1.61%) SoapUI
3 1 (1.61%) TestNG
3 1 (1.61%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.61%) WebDriver
General
1 29 (46.77%) Banking
2 23 (37.10%) Finance
3 11 (17.74%) Front Office
4 10 (16.13%) Investment Banking
5 5 (8.06%) Back Office
6 4 (6.45%) Private Banking
7 3 (4.84%) Legal
8 2 (3.23%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 28 (45.16%) Analyst
2 20 (32.26%) Business Analyst
3 19 (30.65%) Developer
4 9 (14.52%) Project Manager
5 5 (8.06%) Banking Analyst
5 5 (8.06%) Python Developer
6 4 (6.45%) Banking Business Analyst
6 4 (6.45%) Business IT Analyst
6 4 (6.45%) Cash Management Business Analyst
6 4 (6.45%) IT Analyst
6 4 (6.45%) IT Business Analyst
6 4 (6.45%) MiFID Business Analyst
6 4 (6.45%) Report Analyst
6 4 (6.45%) Senior Developer
6 4 (6.45%) Senior Python Developer
6 4 (6.45%) Test Analyst
6 4 (6.45%) Treasury Business Analyst
7 3 (4.84%) Investment Banking Project Manager
7 3 (4.84%) MiFID Project Manager
7 3 (4.84%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (19.35%) .NET
2 6 (9.68%) AngularJS
3 5 (8.06%) FIX Protocol
4 4 (6.45%) FpML
4 4 (6.45%) React
5 1 (1.61%) JSON
5 1 (1.61%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (20.97%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 9 (14.52%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (8.06%) Equities
3 5 (8.06%) Grid Computing
4 3 (4.84%) Derivative
4 3 (4.84%) Fixed Income
4 3 (4.84%) OTC Derivatives
5 2 (3.23%) Computer Science
5 2 (3.23%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (1.61%) ASIC
6 1 (1.61%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (1.61%) Market Risk
6 1 (1.61%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 6 (9.68%) Linux
2 3 (4.84%) Unix
2 3 (4.84%) Windows
3 1 (1.61%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (25.81%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (19.35%) Business Intelligence
3 11 (17.74%) Data Mapping
3 11 (17.74%) Stakeholder Management
4 10 (16.13%) TDD
5 9 (14.52%) Business Analysis
5 9 (14.52%) User Acceptance Testing
6 8 (12.90%) BDD
6 8 (12.90%) Low Latency
7 7 (11.29%) Asset Management
8 6 (9.68%) Scrum
9 5 (8.06%) Continuous Integration
9 5 (8.06%) Electronic Trading
9 5 (8.06%) Functional Testing
9 5 (8.06%) High Availability
9 5 (8.06%) Wealth Management
10 4 (6.45%) Cash Management
10 4 (6.45%) Change Control
10 4 (6.45%) Investment Management
10 4 (6.45%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (29.03%) SQL
2 12 (19.35%) C#
3 11 (17.74%) Python
3 11 (17.74%) T-SQL
4 10 (16.13%) VB.NET
5 6 (9.68%) Java
5 6 (9.68%) Scala
6 4 (6.45%) Perl
7 2 (3.23%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.61%) C++
8 1 (1.61%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.61%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (3.23%) Degree
2 1 (1.61%) ISEB
2 1 (1.61%) Master's Degree
2 1 (1.61%) PhD
2 1 (1.61%) PMP
2 1 (1.61%) Six Sigma Black Belt
2 1 (1.61%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (87.10%) MiFID
2 31 (50.00%) Dodd-Frank
3 6 (9.68%) QA
4 4 (6.45%) AIFMD
5 2 (3.23%) Solvency II
6 1 (1.61%) FATCA
6 1 (1.61%) GDPR
System Software
1 1 (1.61%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.61%) HDFS
Vendors
1 5 (8.06%) Tableau
2 2 (3.23%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.23%) Murex
2 2 (3.23%) Oracle
3 1 (1.61%) GoldenSource
3 1 (1.61%) Temenos