Period
to 22 January 2019

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Fixed Income in contract job vacancies. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Fixed Income over the 6 months to 22 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

Fixed Income
UK
6 months to
22 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 308 276 326
Rank change year-on-year -32 +50 +23
Contract jobs citing Fixed Income 840 952 739
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.84% 0.96% 0.78%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.55% 2.86% 2.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 632 728 517
UK median daily rate £625 £600 £620
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.17% -3.23% +7.83%
10th Percentile £493 £463 £425
90th Percentile £763 £725 £750
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £475 £375
% change year-on-year -14.74% +26.67% -11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
UK median hourly rate - - £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £27.50

Fixed Income is in the Generic IT Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 32,927 33,339 31,400
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.04% 33.47% 32.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 21,687 22,285 20,436
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +0.59%
10th Percentile £280 £263 £250
90th Percentile £650 £650 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +3.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 992 965 1,114
UK median hourly rate £20.25 £20.66 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.96% +3.28% -
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.25 £11.32
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year - +2.56% -

Fixed Income
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Fixed Income as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Fixed Income in the UK

Fixed Income
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Fixed Income in the UK

Fixed Income
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Fixed Income over the 6 months to 22 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Fixed Income in the UK

Fixed Income
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Fixed Income.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Fixed Income in the UK

Fixed Income
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 Fixed Income within the UK over the 6 months to 22 January 2019. 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 -24 830 £625 +4.17% 97
London -10 822 £625 +4.17% 94
UK excluding London -69 18 £405 -14.74% 3
Scotland -45 7 £475 -
North West -1 4 £200 -61.90%
North of England -11 4 £200 -61.90%
Northern Ireland +20 3 £350 -25.77%
South East -7 2 £625 +4.17% 3
South West - 2 £455 -

For the 6 months to 22 January 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Fixed Income 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 Fixed Income.

1 457 (54.40%) Front Office
2 387 (46.07%) Finance
3 320 (38.10%) Agile Software Development
4 311 (37.02%) SQL
5 280 (33.33%) Banking
6 269 (32.02%) C#
7 257 (30.60%) Java
8 238 (28.33%) Derivative
9 210 (25.00%) Equities
10 190 (22.62%) Investment Banking
11 178 (21.19%) Asset Management
12 175 (20.83%) SQL Server
13 164 (19.52%) .NET
14 150 (17.86%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 128 (15.24%) C++
16 119 (14.17%) Windows
17 115 (13.69%) Multithreading
18 110 (13.10%) Continuous Integration
18 110 (13.10%) Subversion
19 109 (12.98%) Electronic Trading
20 108 (12.86%) Python
21 101 (12.02%) JavaScript
21 101 (12.02%) TDD
22 98 (11.67%) Linux
23 91 (10.83%) Oracle
24 83 (9.88%) JIRA
25 82 (9.76%) TeamCity
26 80 (9.52%) Microsoft
27 77 (9.17%) AngularJS
28 76 (9.05%) Migration

Fixed Income
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 19 (2.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 15 (1.79%) Confluence
3 14 (1.67%) IIS
3 14 (1.67%) JBoss
4 9 (1.07%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 9 (1.07%) WebLogic
4 9 (1.07%) WebSphere
5 8 (0.95%) Apache Spark
6 5 (0.60%) Mule
7 3 (0.36%) Tomcat
7 3 (0.36%) WebSphere Application Server
8 2 (0.24%) Jupyter
8 2 (0.24%) MQSeries
8 2 (0.24%) SharePoint
9 1 (0.12%) Alfresco
9 1 (0.12%) Apache
9 1 (0.12%) Cloud Foundry
9 1 (0.12%) Content Management Server
9 1 (0.12%) GlassFish
9 1 (0.12%) MTS
Applications
1 31 (3.69%) Microsoft Excel
2 11 (1.31%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (1.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 6 (0.71%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.24%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 26 (3.10%) thinkFolio
2 19 (2.26%) Eikon
3 17 (2.02%) ION MarketView
4 15 (1.79%) Markit EDM
5 12 (1.43%) Bloomberg AIM
5 12 (1.43%) RMDS
6 9 (1.07%) PolarLake
7 5 (0.60%) IntelliMatch
8 4 (0.48%) LatentZero
9 3 (0.36%) Actimize
9 3 (0.36%) Eagle PACE
9 3 (0.36%) SimCorp Dimension
10 2 (0.24%) Global One
10 2 (0.24%) Oracle Cash Management
11 1 (0.12%) 3000 Xtra
11 1 (0.12%) Bloomberg TOMS
11 1 (0.12%) Dynamics CRM
11 1 (0.12%) Front Arena
11 1 (0.12%) SunGard APT
11 1 (0.12%) SunGard Martini
Cloud Services
1 51 (6.07%) Amazon AWS
2 23 (2.74%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (1.19%) NuGet
4 7 (0.83%) Google Cloud Platform
5 5 (0.60%) Cloud Computing
5 5 (0.60%) SaaS
6 3 (0.36%) Apigee
6 3 (0.36%) AWS Lambda
6 3 (0.36%) Serverless
7 2 (0.24%) Amazon EMR
7 2 (0.24%) Amazon S3
7 2 (0.24%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (0.24%) Office 365
7 2 (0.24%) PaaS
8 1 (0.12%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.12%) Azure Data Factory
8 1 (0.12%) Data Lake Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 15 (1.79%) DNS
2 6 (0.71%) Kerberos
3 5 (0.60%) AMQP
4 3 (0.36%) HTTP
5 2 (0.24%) DMZ
5 2 (0.24%) FIX Connectivity
5 2 (0.24%) LAN
5 2 (0.24%) TCP/IP
5 2 (0.24%) Unified Communications
5 2 (0.24%) WAN
6 1 (0.12%) BGP
6 1 (0.12%) OSPF
6 1 (0.12%) RTMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 175 (20.83%) SQL Server
2 66 (7.86%) Relational Database
3 55 (6.55%) NoSQL
4 44 (5.24%) MongoDB
5 43 (5.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 33 (3.93%) RDBMS
7 29 (3.45%) Data Warehouse
8 18 (2.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 14 (1.67%) SQL Server 2012
10 12 (1.43%) SQL Server 2008
11 10 (1.19%) MySQL
12 8 (0.95%) DB2
12 8 (0.95%) KDB
12 8 (0.95%) SQL Server 2014
12 8 (0.95%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 7 (0.83%) SQL Server 2005
14 6 (0.71%) Azure SQL Database
14 6 (0.71%) Hadoop
14 6 (0.71%) Impala
14 6 (0.71%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 110 (13.10%) Subversion
2 83 (9.88%) JIRA
3 82 (9.76%) TeamCity
4 52 (6.19%) Git (software)
5 39 (4.64%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 32 (3.81%) Maven
7 30 (3.57%) Jenkins
7 30 (3.57%) MSBuild
8 29 (3.45%) JUnit
9 26 (3.10%) Visual Studio
10 22 (2.62%) Team Foundation Server
11 18 (2.14%) Octopus Deploy
12 16 (1.90%) Hudson
12 16 (1.90%) NUnit
13 13 (1.55%) Moq
14 12 (1.43%) Ant
15 7 (0.83%) Eclipse
15 7 (0.83%) Gradle
15 7 (0.83%) jMock
16 6 (0.71%) Mockito
General
1 457 (54.40%) Front Office
2 387 (46.07%) Finance
3 280 (33.33%) Banking
4 190 (22.62%) Investment Banking
5 52 (6.19%) Back Office
6 33 (3.93%) Financial Institution
7 15 (1.79%) Law
8 14 (1.67%) Retail
9 5 (0.60%) Advertising
9 5 (0.60%) Legal
10 3 (0.36%) Private Banking
11 1 (0.12%) Corporate Banking
11 1 (0.12%) French Language
11 1 (0.12%) Games
11 1 (0.12%) General Ledger
11 1 (0.12%) Prime Brokerage
Job Titles
1 502 (59.76%) Developer
2 195 (23.21%) Analyst
3 163 (19.40%) Java Developer
4 153 (18.21%) C# Developer
5 114 (13.57%) Front Office Developer
6 96 (11.43%) Business Analyst
7 80 (9.52%) C++ Developer
8 56 (6.67%) Senior Developer
9 49 (5.83%) Support Analyst
10 43 (5.12%) Electronic Trading Developer
11 38 (4.52%) Quantitative Developer
12 37 (4.40%) SQL Developer
13 35 (4.17%) WPF Developer
14 34 (4.05%) .NET Developer
15 30 (3.57%) C# WCF Developer
15 30 (3.57%) Project Manager
15 30 (3.57%) WCF Developer
16 29 (3.45%) Front Office C++ Developer
17 28 (3.33%) C++ Quantitative Developer
17 28 (3.33%) Senior C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 164 (19.52%) .NET
2 77 (9.17%) AngularJS
3 73 (8.69%) WPF
4 69 (8.21%) HTML
5 67 (7.98%) Spring
6 63 (7.50%) XML
7 60 (7.14%) Web Services
8 56 (6.67%) .NET Framework
9 55 (6.55%) WCF
10 49 (5.83%) HTML5
10 49 (5.83%) Reactive Extensions
11 42 (5.00%) Middleware
12 41 (4.88%) CSS
13 38 (4.52%) REST
14 34 (4.05%) FIX Protocol
15 30 (3.57%) React
15 30 (3.57%) Task Parallel Library
16 29 (3.45%) JMS
17 24 (2.86%) Boost C++ Libraries
17 24 (2.86%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 238 (28.33%) Derivative
2 210 (25.00%) Equities
3 150 (17.86%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 67 (7.98%) Analytical Skills
5 57 (6.79%) Greenfield Project
6 50 (5.95%) Hedge funds
7 47 (5.60%) Enterprise Software
8 40 (4.76%) Interest Rate Derivative
9 39 (4.64%) Market Risk
10 32 (3.81%) Equity Derivative
11 30 (3.57%) Credit Risk
12 29 (3.45%) Data Structures
12 29 (3.45%) OTC Derivatives
13 25 (2.98%) Self-Motivation
14 22 (2.62%) Fintech
14 22 (2.62%) User Experience
15 21 (2.50%) Exotic Derivative
16 19 (2.26%) Blackberry
17 14 (1.67%) Virtual Team
18 13 (1.55%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 119 (14.17%) Windows
2 98 (11.67%) Linux
3 72 (8.57%) Unix
4 23 (2.74%) Windows Server
5 9 (1.07%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (0.95%) Solaris
7 3 (0.36%) Windows 10
7 3 (0.36%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.24%) Oracle Linux
9 1 (0.12%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 320 (38.10%) Agile Software Development
2 178 (21.19%) Asset Management
3 115 (13.69%) Multithreading
4 110 (13.10%) Continuous Integration
5 109 (12.98%) Electronic Trading
6 101 (12.02%) TDD
7 76 (9.05%) Migration
8 72 (8.57%) SDLC
9 71 (8.45%) Investment Management
9 71 (8.45%) Problem-Solving
10 70 (8.33%) Low Latency
10 70 (8.33%) Scrum
11 67 (7.98%) Integration Testing
12 60 (7.14%) OO
12 60 (7.14%) Test Scripting
13 52 (6.19%) Analytics
13 52 (6.19%) DevOps
14 49 (5.83%) Technical Analysis
14 49 (5.83%) User Acceptance Testing
15 48 (5.71%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 311 (37.02%) SQL
2 269 (32.02%) C#
3 257 (30.60%) Java
4 128 (15.24%) C++
5 108 (12.86%) Python
6 101 (12.02%) JavaScript
7 63 (7.50%) Java 8
8 50 (5.95%) T-SQL
9 47 (5.60%) TypeScript
10 37 (4.40%) VBA
11 33 (3.93%) Scala
12 30 (3.57%) PowerShell
13 19 (2.26%) Perl
13 19 (2.26%) PL/SQL
14 17 (2.02%) VC++
15 16 (1.90%) C
16 13 (1.55%) Shell Script
17 8 (0.95%) VB
18 7 (0.83%) R
19 5 (0.60%) Ada
Qualifications
1 29 (3.45%) Degree
2 10 (1.19%) PhD
3 6 (0.71%) CFA
3 6 (0.71%) Master's Degree
3 6 (0.71%) PMI Certification
4 4 (0.48%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (0.36%) ISEB
5 3 (0.36%) ISTQB
5 3 (0.36%) Numerate Degree
5 3 (0.36%) PMP
6 2 (0.24%) MBA
7 1 (0.12%) CISA
7 1 (0.12%) OCPJP
7 1 (0.12%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (2.14%) SLA
2 16 (1.90%) Data Quality
3 13 (1.55%) MiFID
4 11 (1.31%) QA
5 5 (0.60%) PMO
6 4 (0.48%) Solvency II
7 3 (0.36%) EMIR
8 2 (0.24%) Dodd-Frank
8 2 (0.24%) FATCA
8 2 (0.24%) GDPR
8 2 (0.24%) UCITS
9 1 (0.12%) Basel III
9 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 1 (0.12%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 22 (2.62%) Active Directory
2 20 (2.38%) Docker
3 17 (2.02%) Virtual Desktop
4 3 (0.36%) SRDF
5 1 (0.12%) Platform Symphony
5 1 (0.12%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 15 (1.79%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 8 (0.95%) HP ALM
2 8 (0.95%) ITRS Geneos
2 8 (0.95%) Kubernetes
2 8 (0.95%) Terraform
3 6 (0.71%) CA Single Sign-On
3 6 (0.71%) Control-M
3 6 (0.71%) Single Sign-On
4 3 (0.36%) Ansible
4 3 (0.36%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.12%) HP Fortify
Vendors
1 91 (10.83%) Oracle
2 80 (9.52%) Microsoft
3 62 (7.38%) Bloomberg
4 42 (5.00%) Charles River
5 38 (4.52%) Sybase
6 37 (4.40%) Murex
6 37 (4.40%) TIBCO
7 32 (3.81%) Reuters
8 31 (3.69%) ION Trading
9 25 (2.98%) FactSet
10 19 (2.26%) Speakerbus
10 19 (2.26%) Wallstreet Suite
11 16 (1.90%) DevExpress
12 15 (1.79%) Sony
13 14 (1.67%) Tableau
14 12 (1.43%) Google
15 11 (1.31%) Calypso
16 9 (1.07%) GoldenSource
16 9 (1.07%) RedGate
17 8 (0.95%) FXall