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 3 months to 28 March 2017 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
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 250 312 231
Rank change year-on-year +62 -81  
Contract jobs citing Fixed Income 441 377 542
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.98% 0.70% 1.00%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.06% 2.26% 3.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 335 289 418
Median daily rate £620 £576 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.73% +4.63%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £400 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £750 £700 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £675 £375 £150
% change year-on-year +80.00% +150.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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

Generic IT Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 14408 16675 16347
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 31.96% 31.12% 30.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 9314 10891 9856
Median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 535 564 695
Median hourly rate £22.50 £22.84 £18.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.46% +21.30%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £12.50 £11.76
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £51.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.68 £27.22 £18.83
% change year-on-year -31.36% +44.56%  

Fixed Income
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Fixed Income as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

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 3 months to 28 March 2017.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 28 March 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 +56 439 £620 +7.73% 69
London +36 439 £620 +6.43% 69
City of London -21 80 £600 +4.34% 29
Canary Wharf -1 4 £600 +4.34%
Scotland +25 2 £675 - 1
Docklands, London - 2 £525 -
Edinburgh - 2 £675 - 1

Fixed Income
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Fixed Income 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 Fixed Income.

1 356 (43.57%) Front Office
2 348 (42.59%) Finance
3 269 (32.93%) Banking
4 253 (30.97%) Java
5 233 (28.52%) Derivative
6 230 (28.15%) Equities
7 228 (27.91%) Agile Software Development
8 226 (27.66%) C#
9 212 (25.95%) SQL
10 208 (25.46%) Electronic Trading
11 193 (23.62%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 162 (19.83%) C++
13 150 (18.36%) Investment Banking
14 137 (16.77%) .NET
15 130 (15.91%) Multithreading
16 113 (13.83%) Asset Management
17 112 (13.71%) SQL Server
17 112 (13.71%) Linux
18 109 (13.34%) ION Trading
19 96 (11.75%) SDLC
20 90 (11.02%) Python
21 88 (10.77%) Unix
21 88 (10.77%) Low Latency
22 87 (10.65%) Oracle
23 84 (10.28%) Business Analysis
23 84 (10.28%) Analytical Skills
24 81 (9.91%) MiFID
25 78 (9.55%) Computer Science
26 75 (9.18%) Windows
27 68 (8.32%) JavaScript

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 18 (2.20%) Oracle Workflow
2 13 (1.59%) SharePoint
3 9 (1.10%) Confluence
3 9 (1.10%) SharePoint 2013
3 9 (1.10%) Tomcat
4 7 (0.86%) DataSynapse
5 6 (0.73%) Oracle Coherence
6 4 (0.49%) Apache Spark
7 3 (0.37%) WebLogic
7 3 (0.37%) WebSphere
8 2 (0.24%) Apache
8 2 (0.24%) MTS
9 1 (0.12%) Apache Pig
9 1 (0.12%) CMS
9 1 (0.12%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.12%) IIS
9 1 (0.12%) MS Exchange
9 1 (0.12%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.12%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 43 (5.26%) MS Excel
2 15 (1.84%) MS Visio
3 14 (1.71%) MS PowerPoint
4 7 (0.86%) MS Office
5 6 (0.73%) MS Project
6 4 (0.49%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 57 (6.98%) ION MarketView
2 42 (5.14%) RMDS
3 19 (2.33%) thinkFolio
4 10 (1.22%) SimCorp Dimension
5 9 (1.10%) Minerva
6 5 (0.61%) LatentZero
6 5 (0.61%) Markit EDM
6 5 (0.61%) Sentinel
7 4 (0.49%) Bloomberg TOMS
8 3 (0.37%) Global One
8 3 (0.37%) SunGard APT
9 2 (0.24%) Tesseract
10 1 (0.12%) BondVision
10 1 (0.12%) Eikon
10 1 (0.12%) Front Arena
10 1 (0.12%) IntelliMatch
10 1 (0.12%) Oracle EBS
10 1 (0.12%) Oracle Internet Expenses
10 1 (0.12%) SunGard Martini
10 1 (0.12%) Sylvan
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.12%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (1.35%) Firewall
2 9 (1.10%) TCP/IP
3 6 (0.73%) Intrusion Detection
3 6 (0.73%) Network Security
4 5 (0.61%) NAS
4 5 (0.61%) SAN
5 4 (0.49%) DSL
6 3 (0.37%) HTTP
7 2 (0.24%) FIX Connectivity
7 2 (0.24%) LAN
7 2 (0.24%) PuTTY
8 1 (0.12%) Cisco IOS
8 1 (0.12%) Cisco Nexus
8 1 (0.12%) FTP
8 1 (0.12%) Internet
8 1 (0.12%) ISDN
8 1 (0.12%) Kerberos
8 1 (0.12%) LDAP
8 1 (0.12%) Skype
8 1 (0.12%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 112 (13.71%) SQL Server
2 33 (4.04%) Relational Database
3 26 (3.18%) KDB
4 21 (2.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 17 (2.08%) NoSQL
5 17 (2.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 13 (1.59%) Data Mart
6 13 (1.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 12 (1.47%) Data Warehouse
7 12 (1.47%) Kdb+
8 10 (1.22%) Big Data
9 8 (0.98%) MongoDB
10 7 (0.86%) SQL Server 2008
10 7 (0.86%) Tick Data
11 6 (0.73%) Hadoop
11 6 (0.73%) Oracle Database
11 6 (0.73%) SQL Server 2012
12 5 (0.61%) Apache Cassandra
12 5 (0.61%) Blockchain
12 5 (0.61%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 47 (5.75%) TeamCity
2 44 (5.39%) Subversion
3 42 (5.14%) JUnit
4 37 (4.53%) JIRA
5 27 (3.30%) Git (software)
6 23 (2.82%) NUnit
7 20 (2.45%) Visual Studio
8 15 (1.84%) Mockito
9 14 (1.71%) Team Foundation Server
10 10 (1.22%) gulp
10 10 (1.22%) Maven
11 9 (1.10%) IntelliJ
12 8 (0.98%) Eclipse
12 8 (0.98%) Grunt
12 8 (0.98%) Jenkins
12 8 (0.98%) Selenium
13 7 (0.86%) webpack
14 5 (0.61%) EasyMock
14 5 (0.61%) Visual Studio Team System
15 4 (0.49%) Oracle APEX
General
1 356 (43.57%) Front Office
2 348 (42.59%) Finance
3 269 (32.93%) Banking
4 150 (18.36%) Investment Banking
5 53 (6.49%) Back Office
6 50 (6.12%) Financial Institution
7 30 (3.67%) Retail
8 17 (2.08%) Legal
9 12 (1.47%) Marketing
10 7 (0.86%) German Language
11 6 (0.73%) Prime Brokerage
12 4 (0.49%) Corporate Banking
13 3 (0.37%) Publishing
13 3 (0.37%) Wholesale Banking
14 2 (0.24%) Advertising
14 2 (0.24%) French Language
15 1 (0.12%) General Ledger
15 1 (0.12%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 460 (56.30%) Developer
2 225 (27.54%) Analyst
3 152 (18.60%) Java Developer
4 151 (18.48%) Business Analyst
5 129 (15.79%) C# Developer
6 95 (11.63%) C++ Developer
7 74 (9.06%) Electronic Trading Developer
8 59 (7.22%) Front Office Developer
8 59 (7.22%) Senior Developer
9 58 (7.10%) .NET Developer
10 44 (5.39%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
11 43 (5.26%) C# .NET Developer
11 43 (5.26%) C++/C# Developer
12 42 (5.14%) SQL Developer
13 41 (5.02%) Project Manager
13 41 (5.02%) Quantitative Developer
14 40 (4.90%) Python Developer
15 39 (4.77%) Senior Java Developer
16 32 (3.92%) Support Analyst
17 31 (3.79%) Front Office Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 137 (16.77%) .NET
2 66 (8.08%) FIX Protocol
3 65 (7.96%) WPF
4 61 (7.47%) XML
5 55 (6.73%) HTML
6 47 (5.75%) HTML5
7 46 (5.63%) Rendezvous
8 40 (4.90%) Spring
9 39 (4.77%) Middleware
10 31 (3.79%) AngularJS
11 27 (3.30%) .NET Framework
12 26 (3.18%) WinForms
13 22 (2.69%) CSS
14 19 (2.33%) Entity Framework
14 19 (2.33%) STL
15 18 (2.20%) Boost C++ Libraries
15 18 (2.20%) Murex MxML
16 17 (2.08%) Node.js
17 16 (1.96%) Silverlight
17 16 (1.96%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 233 (28.52%) Derivative
2 230 (28.15%) Equities
3 193 (23.62%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 84 (10.28%) Analytical Skills
5 78 (9.55%) Computer Science
6 50 (6.12%) User Experience
7 45 (5.51%) Algorithms
8 38 (4.65%) Management Information System
9 33 (4.04%) Virtual Team
10 29 (3.55%) Credit Derivative
10 29 (3.55%) Interest Rate Derivative
11 26 (3.18%) OTC Derivatives
12 20 (2.45%) Reference Data
13 18 (2.20%) Market Risk
14 16 (1.96%) Fintech
14 16 (1.96%) Grid Computing
15 14 (1.71%) Hedge funds
16 13 (1.59%) Data Structures
17 11 (1.35%) Equity Derivative
17 11 (1.35%) Swaptions
Operating Systems
1 112 (13.71%) Linux
2 88 (10.77%) Unix
3 75 (9.18%) Windows
4 5 (0.61%) Solaris
5 3 (0.37%) Windows 7
6 2 (0.24%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.12%) Android
7 1 (0.12%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.12%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.12%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.12%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 228 (27.91%) Agile Software Development
2 208 (25.46%) Electronic Trading
3 130 (15.91%) Multithreading
4 113 (13.83%) Asset Management
5 96 (11.75%) SDLC
6 88 (10.77%) Low Latency
7 84 (10.28%) Business Analysis
8 68 (8.32%) TDD
9 64 (7.83%) Scrum
10 63 (7.71%) Analytics
11 58 (7.10%) Project Management
11 58 (7.10%) Risk Management
12 57 (6.98%) Investment Management
13 54 (6.61%) Continuous Integration
14 51 (6.24%) OO
15 48 (5.88%) Workflow
16 44 (5.39%) Migration
17 41 (5.02%) Stakeholder Management
18 38 (4.65%) Multithreaded Programming
19 36 (4.41%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 253 (30.97%) Java
2 226 (27.66%) C#
3 212 (25.95%) SQL
4 162 (19.83%) C++
5 90 (11.02%) Python
6 68 (8.32%) JavaScript
7 44 (5.39%) Scala
8 41 (5.02%) Perl
9 38 (4.65%) C
10 29 (3.55%) Shell Script
11 24 (2.94%) T-SQL
11 24 (2.94%) VBA
12 21 (2.57%) ES6
12 21 (2.57%) XAML
13 11 (1.35%) PowerShell
14 10 (1.22%) TypeScript
15 8 (0.98%) R
16 7 (0.86%) MATLAB
16 7 (0.86%) PL/SQL
17 4 (0.49%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 52 (6.36%) Degree
2 8 (0.98%) ISEB
3 7 (0.86%) CISM
3 7 (0.86%) CISSP
3 7 (0.86%) PMP
4 6 (0.73%) CNA
4 6 (0.73%) GCIA
4 6 (0.73%) GCIH
4 6 (0.73%) GIAC
4 6 (0.73%) Network+ Certification
4 6 (0.73%) Novell Certification
4 6 (0.73%) PMI Certification
4 6 (0.73%) SANS
5 3 (0.37%) ISTQB
5 3 (0.37%) PhD
6 2 (0.24%) CFA
6 2 (0.24%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (0.24%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.12%) CRISC
7 1 (0.12%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 81 (9.91%) MiFID
2 55 (6.73%) QA
3 21 (2.57%) EMIR
4 16 (1.96%) Dodd-Frank
5 9 (1.10%) COBIT
6 6 (0.73%) Data Quality
7 4 (0.49%) PMO
8 2 (0.24%) FATCA
8 2 (0.24%) SLA
8 2 (0.24%) Solvency II
9 1 (0.12%) AIFMD
9 1 (0.12%) ISAE 3402
9 1 (0.12%) ISO20022
9 1 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 7 (0.86%) Docker
2 6 (0.73%) HDFS
3 4 (0.49%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.12%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 6 (0.73%) Host Intrusion Detection System
1 6 (0.73%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (0.61%) TeamSite
3 3 (0.37%) Kubernetes
3 3 (0.37%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.12%) CA Single Sign-On
4 1 (0.12%) HP Fortify
4 1 (0.12%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (0.12%) RSA Archer
4 1 (0.12%) Thomson Reuters DACS
4 1 (0.12%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 109 (13.34%) ION Trading
2 87 (10.65%) Oracle
3 64 (7.83%) Microsoft
4 52 (6.36%) TIBCO
5 46 (5.63%) Reuters
6 44 (5.39%) Sybase
7 31 (3.79%) Bloomberg
8 30 (3.67%) Murex
9 23 (2.82%) Charles River
10 13 (1.59%) Fidessa
11 12 (1.47%) Sun
12 11 (1.35%) SimCorp
13 10 (1.22%) Solace
14 8 (0.98%) Cognizant
15 7 (0.86%) Calypso
16 5 (0.61%) IBM
16 5 (0.61%) Informatica
17 4 (0.49%) Misys
17 4 (0.49%) Remedy
17 4 (0.49%) StatPro
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £350 - £375 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
Cititec
Rate: £650 - £750 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £770 - £890 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
AMS contingency
Posted: 4 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Cititec
Rate: £700 - £750 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Hays London City Cheapside
Rate: £450.00 - £530.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
TDA Group
Rate: £450 - £650 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
AMS contingency
Posted: 20 days ago