Period
to 12 November 2018

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 12 November 2018 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
12 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 271 226 362
Rank change year-on-year -45 +136 -35
Contract jobs citing Fixed Income 976 1,202 724
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.95% 1.19% 0.69%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.79% 3.45% 2.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 745 897 489
UK median daily rate £625 £600 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.17% - +4.35%
10th Percentile £475 £463 £418
90th Percentile £738 £725 £725
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £475 £375
% change year-on-year - +26.67% +43.95%
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 35,019 34,878 36,071
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 34.05% 34.43% 34.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 23,066 23,058 23,549
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +2.41%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £250
90th Percentile £650 £650 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,070 1,060 1,232
UK median hourly rate £21.50 £20.06 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.18% +0.30% +5.26%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.25 £11.63
90th Percentile £51.00 £48.03 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.25 £20.00 £20.92
% change year-on-year +1.23% -4.37% +13.05%

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 12 November 2018.

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 7 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 12 November 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 -41 958 £625 +4.17% 103
London -27 956 £625 +4.17% 102
UK excluding London -48 20 £475 - 1
Scotland -26 13 £500 +5.26%
Northern Ireland +25 4 £350 +120.13%
South West - 2 £455 -
Wales - 1 £425 -

For the 6 months to 12 November 2018, 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.

1 502 (51.43%) Front Office
2 456 (46.72%) Finance
3 367 (37.60%) SQL
4 345 (35.35%) Agile Software Development
5 334 (34.22%) Banking
6 316 (32.38%) C#
7 278 (28.48%) Java
8 271 (27.77%) Derivative
9 236 (24.18%) Equities
10 222 (22.75%) Investment Banking
11 199 (20.39%) .NET
12 195 (19.98%) SQL Server
13 175 (17.93%) Asset Management
14 174 (17.83%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 155 (15.88%) C++
16 152 (15.57%) Windows
17 142 (14.55%) JavaScript
18 138 (14.14%) Subversion
19 137 (14.04%) Python
20 129 (13.22%) Electronic Trading
21 128 (13.11%) TDD
22 125 (12.81%) Linux
23 122 (12.50%) SDLC
24 120 (12.30%) Multithreading
25 116 (11.89%) AngularJS
26 109 (11.17%) Continuous Integration
27 107 (10.96%) Oracle
28 103 (10.55%) TeamCity
29 98 (10.04%) Unix
30 96 (9.84%) Relational Database

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 23 (2.36%) Confluence
2 18 (1.84%) JBoss
3 17 (1.74%) Apache Spark
3 17 (1.74%) IIS
4 16 (1.64%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 14 (1.43%) Mule
6 12 (1.23%) Tomcat
7 6 (0.61%) Elasticsearch
7 6 (0.61%) MTS
7 6 (0.61%) WebLogic
8 5 (0.51%) Apache Solr
8 5 (0.51%) WebSphere
9 4 (0.41%) NServiceBus
9 4 (0.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 3 (0.31%) Apache
10 3 (0.31%) Oracle Workflow
11 2 (0.20%) SharePoint
12 1 (0.10%) Alfresco
12 1 (0.10%) Content Management Server
12 1 (0.10%) GlassFish
Applications
1 36 (3.69%) Microsoft Excel
2 18 (1.84%) Spreadsheet
3 7 (0.72%) Microsoft Office
4 5 (0.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.31%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 42 (4.30%) ION MarketView
2 32 (3.28%) thinkFolio
3 23 (2.36%) Markit EDM
4 16 (1.64%) Eikon
5 12 (1.23%) Bloomberg AIM
6 9 (0.92%) Bloomberg TOMS
6 9 (0.92%) PolarLake
7 7 (0.72%) LatentZero
7 7 (0.72%) RMDS
8 6 (0.61%) Global One
8 6 (0.61%) IntelliMatch
9 4 (0.41%) Oracle Financials
10 3 (0.31%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 3 (0.31%) SunGard Martini
11 2 (0.20%) Eagle PACE
11 2 (0.20%) Oracle Cash Management
11 2 (0.20%) SimCorp Dimension
12 1 (0.10%) Dynamics CRM
12 1 (0.10%) Front Arena
12 1 (0.10%) Minerva
Cloud Services
1 54 (5.53%) Amazon AWS
2 23 (2.36%) Microsoft Azure
3 17 (1.74%) NuGet
4 8 (0.82%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (0.41%) AWS Lambda
5 4 (0.41%) SaaS
5 4 (0.41%) Serverless
6 3 (0.31%) Amazon S3
7 2 (0.20%) Amazon EMR
7 2 (0.20%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (0.20%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (0.20%) Office 365
7 2 (0.20%) PaaS
8 1 (0.10%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (0.10%) Apigee
8 1 (0.10%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.10%) Data Lake Analytics
8 1 (0.10%) GitHub
8 1 (0.10%) Route 53
8 1 (0.10%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 15 (1.54%) DNS
2 11 (1.13%) AMQP
3 7 (0.72%) HTTP
4 6 (0.61%) Kerberos
5 4 (0.41%) RTMP
6 2 (0.20%) DMZ
6 2 (0.20%) FIX Connectivity
6 2 (0.20%) LAN
6 2 (0.20%) TCP/IP
6 2 (0.20%) WAN
7 1 (0.10%) BGP
7 1 (0.10%) DHCP
7 1 (0.10%) DSL
7 1 (0.10%) Firewall
7 1 (0.10%) MPLS
7 1 (0.10%) Network Security
7 1 (0.10%) OSPF
7 1 (0.10%) tcpdump
7 1 (0.10%) VLAN
7 1 (0.10%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 195 (19.98%) SQL Server
2 96 (9.84%) Relational Database
3 76 (7.79%) NoSQL
4 68 (6.97%) MongoDB
5 47 (4.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 40 (4.10%) RDBMS
7 34 (3.48%) Data Warehouse
8 27 (2.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 21 (2.15%) MySQL
10 14 (1.43%) SQL Server 2008
11 13 (1.33%) Big Data
11 13 (1.33%) SQL Server 2012
12 12 (1.23%) Riak
13 10 (1.02%) Apache Cassandra
13 10 (1.02%) Hadoop
14 9 (0.92%) Impala
14 9 (0.92%) KDB
14 9 (0.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 8 (0.82%) SQL Server 2014
15 8 (0.82%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 138 (14.14%) Subversion
2 103 (10.55%) TeamCity
3 87 (8.91%) JIRA
4 64 (6.56%) Git (software)
5 56 (5.74%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 48 (4.92%) Maven
7 44 (4.51%) JUnit
8 36 (3.69%) MSBuild
9 31 (3.18%) Jenkins
10 27 (2.77%) Visual Studio
11 25 (2.56%) Hudson
12 20 (2.05%) NUnit
12 20 (2.05%) Octopus Deploy
13 15 (1.54%) jMock
14 14 (1.43%) Team Foundation Server
15 13 (1.33%) Moq
16 12 (1.23%) Ant
16 12 (1.23%) FishEye
17 11 (1.13%) Vagrant
18 10 (1.02%) SpecFlow
General
1 502 (51.43%) Front Office
2 456 (46.72%) Finance
3 334 (34.22%) Banking
4 222 (22.75%) Investment Banking
5 58 (5.94%) Back Office
6 37 (3.79%) Financial Institution
7 24 (2.46%) Retail
8 14 (1.43%) Law
9 9 (0.92%) Legal
9 9 (0.92%) Prime Brokerage
10 6 (0.61%) Advertising
11 2 (0.20%) Marketing
12 1 (0.10%) Corporate Banking
12 1 (0.10%) French Language
12 1 (0.10%) Games
12 1 (0.10%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 618 (63.32%) Developer
2 214 (21.93%) Analyst
3 193 (19.77%) C# Developer
4 187 (19.16%) Java Developer
5 111 (11.37%) Business Analyst
5 111 (11.37%) Front Office Developer
6 101 (10.35%) C++ Developer
7 82 (8.40%) Senior Developer
8 61 (6.25%) Support Analyst
9 57 (5.84%) .NET Developer
10 50 (5.12%) SQL Developer
11 43 (4.41%) JavaScript Developer
12 40 (4.10%) C# .NET Developer
13 37 (3.79%) Electronic Trading Developer
13 37 (3.79%) Senior C# Developer
14 35 (3.59%) Angular Developer
14 35 (3.59%) Front Office C++ Developer
15 32 (3.28%) Banking Analyst
16 30 (3.07%) Full Stack Developer
16 30 (3.07%) Quantitative Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 199 (20.39%) .NET
2 116 (11.89%) AngularJS
3 90 (9.22%) HTML
4 86 (8.81%) Spring
4 86 (8.81%) XML
5 85 (8.71%) WPF
6 75 (7.68%) Web Services
7 73 (7.48%) .NET Framework
7 73 (7.48%) WCF
8 65 (6.66%) HTML5
9 63 (6.45%) Middleware
10 54 (5.53%) CSS
11 52 (5.33%) Reactive Extensions
12 48 (4.92%) REST
13 46 (4.71%) FIX Protocol
14 41 (4.20%) React
15 37 (3.79%) STL
16 36 (3.69%) JMS
16 36 (3.69%) Task Parallel Library
17 35 (3.59%) Boost C++ Libraries
Miscellaneous
1 271 (27.77%) Derivative
2 236 (24.18%) Equities
3 174 (17.83%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 81 (8.30%) Analytical Skills
5 60 (6.15%) Enterprise Software
6 58 (5.94%) Greenfield Project
7 55 (5.64%) Interest Rate Derivative
8 51 (5.23%) Market Risk
9 43 (4.41%) Equity Derivative
10 41 (4.20%) Hedge funds
11 38 (3.89%) Credit Risk
12 34 (3.48%) OTC Derivatives
13 27 (2.77%) Computer Science
14 20 (2.05%) Exotic Derivative
14 20 (2.05%) User Experience
15 19 (1.95%) Data Structures
15 19 (1.95%) Fintech
16 16 (1.64%) Blackberry
17 14 (1.43%) Self-Motivation
18 12 (1.23%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 152 (15.57%) Windows
2 125 (12.81%) Linux
3 98 (10.04%) Unix
4 27 (2.77%) Windows Server
5 7 (0.72%) Solaris
5 7 (0.72%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (0.31%) Windows 10
6 3 (0.31%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.20%) Oracle Linux
8 1 (0.10%) CentOS
8 1 (0.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 345 (35.35%) Agile Software Development
2 175 (17.93%) Asset Management
3 129 (13.22%) Electronic Trading
4 128 (13.11%) TDD
5 122 (12.50%) SDLC
6 120 (12.30%) Multithreading
7 109 (11.17%) Continuous Integration
8 91 (9.32%) Migration
9 84 (8.61%) Problem-Solving
10 81 (8.30%) Low Latency
11 78 (7.99%) OO
12 75 (7.68%) Scrum
13 72 (7.38%) Analytics
14 71 (7.27%) Integration Testing
15 67 (6.86%) DevOps
16 65 (6.66%) Test Scripting
17 64 (6.56%) Technical Analysis
18 61 (6.25%) Investment Management
19 58 (5.94%) Test Automation
20 50 (5.12%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 367 (37.60%) SQL
2 316 (32.38%) C#
3 278 (28.48%) Java
4 155 (15.88%) C++
5 142 (14.55%) JavaScript
6 137 (14.04%) Python
7 70 (7.17%) TypeScript
8 61 (6.25%) T-SQL
9 55 (5.64%) Java 8
10 39 (4.00%) VBA
11 33 (3.38%) PowerShell
12 32 (3.28%) C
13 29 (2.97%) Scala
14 26 (2.66%) Perl
14 26 (2.66%) VC++
15 21 (2.15%) Shell Script
16 14 (1.43%) PL/SQL
17 12 (1.23%) Bash Shell
18 11 (1.13%) R
19 8 (0.82%) VB
Qualifications
1 51 (5.23%) Degree
2 8 (0.82%) PhD
3 6 (0.61%) Computer Science Degree
3 6 (0.61%) Master's Degree
4 4 (0.41%) CFA
4 4 (0.41%) Numerate Degree
5 3 (0.31%) ISTQB
5 3 (0.31%) PMI Certification
6 2 (0.20%) ISEB
6 2 (0.20%) MBA
6 2 (0.20%) Sun Certification
7 1 (0.10%) A+ Certification
7 1 (0.10%) OCPJP
7 1 (0.10%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (2.15%) MiFID
2 20 (2.05%) SLA
3 16 (1.64%) QA
4 14 (1.43%) Data Quality
5 5 (0.51%) Solvency II
6 4 (0.41%) FATCA
6 4 (0.41%) GDPR
6 4 (0.41%) PMO
7 3 (0.31%) EMIR
8 2 (0.20%) Dodd-Frank
9 1 (0.10%) Basel III
9 1 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 1 (0.10%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.10%) UCITS
System Software
1 33 (3.38%) Docker
2 19 (1.95%) Active Directory
3 15 (1.54%) Virtual Desktop
4 5 (0.51%) Platform Symphony
5 3 (0.31%) SRDF
6 1 (0.10%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 19 (1.95%) Kubernetes
2 14 (1.43%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 13 (1.33%) Terraform
4 7 (0.72%) Control-M
5 6 (0.61%) CA Single Sign-On
5 6 (0.61%) HP Quality Center
5 6 (0.61%) Single Sign-On
6 4 (0.41%) ITRS Geneos
7 3 (0.31%) Ansible
7 3 (0.31%) HP ALM
8 1 (0.10%) HP Fortify
8 1 (0.10%) Kibana
8 1 (0.10%) logstash
8 1 (0.10%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 107 (10.96%) Oracle
2 79 (8.09%) Microsoft
3 69 (7.07%) Bloomberg
4 53 (5.43%) Sybase
5 49 (5.02%) Murex
6 48 (4.92%) ION Trading
7 41 (4.20%) Charles River
8 36 (3.69%) TIBCO
9 25 (2.56%) Reuters
10 19 (1.95%) FactSet
11 16 (1.64%) Atlassian
11 16 (1.64%) Speakerbus
11 16 (1.64%) Wallstreet Suite
12 14 (1.43%) Sony
13 13 (1.33%) DevExpress
13 13 (1.33%) Tableau
14 11 (1.13%) Tradeweb
15 10 (1.02%) Calypso
16 9 (0.92%) Cloudera
16 9 (0.92%) Google