The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Esper skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Esper over the 3 months to 26 June 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.

EsperTech Esper/NEsper
UK
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 601 642 639
Rank change year-on-year +41 -3  
Contract jobs citing Esper 6 9 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.013% 0.017% 0.004%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.040% 0.060% 0.013%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 2
Median daily rate £675 - £550
UK excluding London median daily rate - - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

Esper is in the industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 15051 15100 15398
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 32.01% 28.45% 27.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 10395 10636 10284
Median daily rate £425 £420 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.19% +8.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £300 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 196 180 213
Median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £37.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.05% -3.87%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £18.80 £17.86
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +18.05% -10.00%  

Esper
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Esper as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Job vacancy trend for Esper in the UK

Esper
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Esper.

Contractor daily rate trend for Esper in the UK

Esper
Top 3 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Esper within the UK over the 3 months to 26 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +31 6 £675 -
City of London +1 6 £675 -
London -1 6 £675 -

For the 6 months to 26 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Esper 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 Esper.

1 7 (100.00%) SQL
1 7 (100.00%) Java
2 6 (85.71%) Front Office
2 6 (85.71%) Banking
2 6 (85.71%) Electronic Trading
2 6 (85.71%) StreamBase
2 6 (85.71%) Low Latency
2 6 (85.71%) Solace
3 5 (71.43%) Finance
4 4 (57.14%) Fixed Income
5 1 (14.29%) Concurrent Programming
5 1 (14.29%) HTML
5 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
5 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
5 1 (14.29%) ION MarketView
5 1 (14.29%) Complex Event Processing
5 1 (14.29%) Ultra Messaging
5 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (14.29%) TDD
5 1 (14.29%) ION Trading
5 1 (14.29%) Investment Banking
5 1 (14.29%) Software Engineering
5 1 (14.29%) JasperReports
5 1 (14.29%) Multithreading
5 1 (14.29%) JavaScript
5 1 (14.29%) Scrum
5 1 (14.29%) MVC
5 1 (14.29%) J2EE
5 1 (14.29%) EJB

Esper
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:

Business Applications
1 1 (14.29%) ION MarketView
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) JasperReports
General
1 6 (85.71%) Banking
1 6 (85.71%) Front Office
2 5 (71.43%) Finance
3 1 (14.29%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (85.71%) Developer
1 6 (85.71%) Java Developer
2 5 (71.43%) Low Latency Java Developer
2 5 (71.43%) Senior Developer
2 5 (71.43%) Senior Java Developer
3 2 (28.57%) Electronic Trading Developer
3 2 (28.57%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
4 1 (14.29%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) EJB
1 1 (14.29%) HTML
1 1 (14.29%) J2EE
1 1 (14.29%) JDBC
1 1 (14.29%) JSP
1 1 (14.29%) Servlets
1 1 (14.29%) Ultra Messaging
1 1 (14.29%) Web Services
1 1 (14.29%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (57.14%) Fixed Income
2 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (85.71%) Electronic Trading
1 6 (85.71%) Low Latency
2 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (14.29%) Complex Event Processing
2 1 (14.29%) Concurrent Programming
2 1 (14.29%) Multithreading
2 1 (14.29%) MVC
2 1 (14.29%) Scrum
2 1 (14.29%) SOA
2 1 (14.29%) Software Engineering
2 1 (14.29%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 7 (100.00%) Java
1 7 (100.00%) SQL
2 1 (14.29%) JavaScript
2 1 (14.29%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
1 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 6 (85.71%) Solace
1 6 (85.71%) StreamBase
2 1 (14.29%) ION Trading