Period
to 17 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 17 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
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 641 784 640
Rank change year-on-year +143 -144 +92
Contract jobs citing EMIR 239 110 256
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.23% 0.10% 0.22%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 1.83% 0.91% 1.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 156 66 180
UK median daily rate £550 £600 £588
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.33% +2.13% +6.82%
10th Percentile £363 £438 £413
90th Percentile £738 £725 £701
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £550 £600
% change year-on-year -13.64% -8.33% +20.00%
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 13045 12032 13624
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.69% 11.35% 11.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 8531 7827 8619
UK median daily rate £438 £425 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +4.94% +1.25%
10th Percentile £256 £225 £230
90th Percentile £638 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £385
% change year-on-year +2.56% +1.30% +6.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 379 432 479
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £23.17 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.67% +2.97% +15.38%
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.75 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.58 £47.23 £51.19
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year -20.00% +13.64% +10.00%

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 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 17 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 +128 222 £550 -8.33% 4
London +104 218 £550 -8.33% 3
UK excluding London +48 20 £475 -13.64% 1
Scotland +6 15 £395 -
South East +6 2 £525 -4.55%
East of England - 2 £500 -
Channel Islands - 1 £575 -

For the 6 months to 17 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.

1 199 (83.26%) MiFID
2 120 (50.21%) Finance
3 98 (41.00%) Banking
3 98 (41.00%) Dodd-Frank
4 67 (28.03%) Derivative
5 60 (25.10%) Business Analysis
6 59 (24.69%) Front Office
7 56 (23.43%) SQL
8 53 (22.18%) Agile Software Development
9 51 (21.34%) Investment Banking
10 39 (16.32%) Asset Management
11 38 (15.90%) OTC Derivatives
12 36 (15.06%) Fixed Income
13 33 (13.81%) Project Management
14 31 (12.97%) Stakeholder Management
14 31 (12.97%) QA
15 30 (12.55%) Back Office
16 29 (12.13%) User Acceptance Testing
17 28 (11.72%) Equities
18 27 (11.30%) Financial Institution
18 27 (11.30%) Data Analysis
19 23 (9.62%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
20 22 (9.21%) Investment Management
21 21 (8.79%) Test Scripting
22 20 (8.37%) Scrum
23 19 (7.95%) Analytical Skills
24 17 (7.11%) XML
24 17 (7.11%) Waterfall
25 16 (6.69%) C#
25 16 (6.69%) 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 (0.84%) IIS
2 1 (0.42%) Confluence
2 1 (0.42%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (3.77%) MS Visio
2 6 (2.51%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (2.51%) Microsoft Project
3 5 (2.09%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (0.84%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.42%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 12 (5.02%) Markit EDM
2 5 (2.09%) Summit
3 3 (1.26%) SAP FSCM
4 1 (0.42%) SimCorp Dimension
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.26%) DSL
2 1 (0.42%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (4.60%) SQL Server
2 9 (3.77%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (2.93%) Relational Database
4 5 (2.09%) Big Data
4 5 (2.09%) DB2
5 3 (1.26%) Blockchain
5 3 (1.26%) NoSQL
6 2 (0.84%) Hadoop
6 2 (0.84%) QlikView
6 2 (0.84%) SAP BW
6 2 (0.84%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (0.84%) SQL Server 2014
6 2 (0.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (0.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.42%) Apache Hive
7 1 (0.42%) HBase
Development Applications
1 8 (3.35%) FitNesse
2 7 (2.93%) Git (software)
2 7 (2.93%) Hudson
2 7 (2.93%) Jenkins
2 7 (2.93%) Maven
2 7 (2.93%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (2.09%) Ant
3 5 (2.09%) Gradle
3 5 (2.09%) MSTest
4 4 (1.67%) JUnit
5 3 (1.26%) Cucumber
5 3 (1.26%) JIRA
6 2 (0.84%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.42%) Selenium
7 1 (0.42%) SoapUI
7 1 (0.42%) TestNG
General
1 120 (50.21%) Finance
2 98 (41.00%) Banking
3 59 (24.69%) Front Office
4 51 (21.34%) Investment Banking
5 30 (12.55%) Back Office
6 27 (11.30%) Financial Institution
7 10 (4.18%) Legal
8 4 (1.67%) Manufacturing
8 4 (1.67%) Private Banking
9 2 (0.84%) Electronics
9 2 (0.84%) Law
9 2 (0.84%) Marketing
9 2 (0.84%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.84%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.42%) Advertising
10 1 (0.42%) French Language
Job Titles
1 135 (56.49%) Analyst
2 107 (44.77%) Business Analyst
3 39 (16.32%) MiFID Business Analyst
4 37 (15.48%) Developer
5 30 (12.55%) Regulatory Business Analyst
6 25 (10.46%) Project Manager
7 18 (7.53%) Report Analyst
8 14 (5.86%) C# Developer
8 14 (5.86%) Senior Analyst
8 14 (5.86%) Test Analyst
9 11 (4.60%) Consultant
10 10 (4.18%) Asset Management Analyst
10 10 (4.18%) Java Developer
10 10 (4.18%) Regulatory Reporting Business Analyst
10 10 (4.18%) Senior Developer
10 10 (4.18%) SQL Analyst
10 10 (4.18%) Test Leader
11 9 (3.77%) Derivatives Business Analyst
12 8 (3.35%) Asset Management Business Analyst
12 8 (3.35%) T-SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (7.11%) XML
2 14 (5.86%) FpML
3 11 (4.60%) JSON
4 9 (3.77%) .NET
4 9 (3.77%) WCF
4 9 (3.77%) WinForms
5 8 (3.35%) Spring
6 7 (2.93%) WPF
7 5 (2.09%) FIX Protocol
7 5 (2.09%) Protocol Buffers
7 5 (2.09%) SOAP
7 5 (2.09%) Web Services
8 4 (1.67%) Kafka
9 3 (1.26%) .NET Core
10 2 (0.84%) .NET Framework
10 2 (0.84%) HTML
10 2 (0.84%) QuickFIX
10 2 (0.84%) Spring Integration
10 2 (0.84%) Spring MVC
10 2 (0.84%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 67 (28.03%) Derivative
2 38 (15.90%) OTC Derivatives
3 36 (15.06%) Fixed Income
4 28 (11.72%) Equities
5 23 (9.62%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 19 (7.95%) Analytical Skills
7 7 (2.93%) Equity Derivative
8 6 (2.51%) Interest Rate Derivative
8 6 (2.51%) Management Information System
8 6 (2.51%) Market Risk
8 6 (2.51%) Swaptions
9 5 (2.09%) DTCC
10 4 (1.67%) Fintech
11 3 (1.26%) Mobile Banking
11 3 (1.26%) Reference Data
12 2 (0.84%) Computer Science
12 2 (0.84%) Credit Risk
12 2 (0.84%) Data Protection Act
12 2 (0.84%) Wiki
13 1 (0.42%) ASIC
Operating Systems
1 9 (3.77%) Windows
2 7 (2.93%) Linux
3 6 (2.51%) Unix
4 2 (0.84%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (25.10%) Business Analysis
2 53 (22.18%) Agile Software Development
3 39 (16.32%) Asset Management
4 33 (13.81%) Project Management
5 31 (12.97%) Stakeholder Management
6 29 (12.13%) User Acceptance Testing
7 27 (11.30%) Data Analysis
8 22 (9.21%) Investment Management
9 21 (8.79%) Test Scripting
10 20 (8.37%) Scrum
11 17 (7.11%) Waterfall
12 15 (6.28%) Change Management
12 15 (6.28%) OO
13 14 (5.86%) Data Modelling
14 13 (5.44%) Test Strategy
15 12 (5.02%) Scenario Testing
15 12 (5.02%) SDLC
15 12 (5.02%) Test Automation
16 11 (4.60%) Manual Testing
16 11 (4.60%) Market Surveillance
Programming Languages
1 56 (23.43%) SQL
2 16 (6.69%) C#
2 16 (6.69%) Java
3 10 (4.18%) C++
3 10 (4.18%) T-SQL
4 8 (3.35%) Ruby
5 6 (2.51%) Python
6 4 (1.67%) Shell Script
7 3 (1.26%) JavaScript
7 3 (1.26%) Perl
8 2 (0.84%) Bash Shell
8 2 (0.84%) PL/SQL
8 2 (0.84%) VBA
9 1 (0.42%) C
9 1 (0.42%) Scala
9 1 (0.42%) TypeScript
9 1 (0.42%) XPath
9 1 (0.42%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 10 (4.18%) Degree
2 9 (3.77%) PhD
3 5 (2.09%) ISEB
3 5 (2.09%) PMI Certification
4 4 (1.67%) PMP
5 3 (1.26%) ISTQB
6 2 (0.84%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (0.42%) IIBA
7 1 (0.42%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 199 (83.26%) MiFID
2 98 (41.00%) Dodd-Frank
3 31 (12.97%) QA
4 13 (5.44%) AIFMD
4 13 (5.44%) FATCA
4 13 (5.44%) Solvency II
5 12 (5.02%) GDPR
6 3 (1.26%) PMO
6 3 (1.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.84%) Basel II
7 2 (0.84%) 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 (3.77%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 14 (5.86%) Microsoft
2 9 (3.77%) Murex
3 6 (2.51%) Calypso
3 6 (2.51%) Charles River
3 6 (2.51%) SAP
4 5 (2.09%) Oracle
4 5 (2.09%) Perforce
5 3 (1.26%) Bloomberg
5 3 (1.26%) FXall
5 3 (1.26%) Informatica
5 3 (1.26%) Reuters
5 3 (1.26%) Sybase
6 2 (0.84%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (0.84%) 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