Period
to 20 July 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 20 July 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
20 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 293 224 381
Rank change year-on-year -69 +157 -110
Contract jobs citing Fixed Income 919 1,101 690
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.88% 1.16% 0.63%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.60% 3.38% 1.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 704 824 503
UK median daily rate £625 £600 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.17% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £463 £463 £413
90th Percentile £750 £750 £713
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £282 £380
% change year-on-year +68.59% -25.86% +16.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
UK median hourly rate - £52.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 35,377 32,575 37,552
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.95% 34.19% 34.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 23,003 21,170 24,586
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £255
90th Percentile £656 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.13% +3.90% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,118 1,109 1,237
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -4.76% +16.67%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.25 £11.50
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.00 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £19.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year +18.42% -9.52% +20.00%

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 20 July 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 20 July 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 -56 880 £625 +4.17% 102
London -48 877 £625 +4.17% 100
UK excluding London -22 36 £475 +68.59% 3
Scotland -26 29 £475 -9.52% 1
Northern Ireland +11 5 £373 +131.16%
South East - 1 £575 - 1
Wales - 1 £425 -

For the 6 months to 20 July 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.

1 443 (48.20%) Finance
2 419 (45.59%) Front Office
3 335 (36.45%) Banking
4 309 (33.62%) SQL
5 277 (30.14%) C#
6 273 (29.71%) Derivative
7 269 (29.27%) Java
8 266 (28.94%) Agile Software Development
9 210 (22.85%) Equities
10 191 (20.78%) Investment Banking
11 170 (18.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 167 (18.17%) Asset Management
13 156 (16.97%) JavaScript
14 155 (16.87%) Python
15 150 (16.32%) Electronic Trading
16 149 (16.21%) C++
16 149 (16.21%) SQL Server
17 138 (15.02%) .NET
18 121 (13.17%) Linux
19 117 (12.73%) Multithreading
20 116 (12.62%) Windows
21 112 (12.19%) AngularJS
22 106 (11.53%) SDLC
23 105 (11.43%) TDD
24 93 (10.12%) HTML
25 92 (10.01%) Analytics
26 88 (9.58%) Oracle
27 86 (9.36%) Unix
28 85 (9.25%) Relational Database
29 83 (9.03%) Analytical Skills

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 20 (2.18%) Tomcat
2 18 (1.96%) Confluence
3 13 (1.41%) Apache Spark
4 12 (1.31%) JBoss
5 10 (1.09%) Elasticsearch
5 10 (1.09%) WebSphere
6 9 (0.98%) Mule
7 7 (0.76%) Oracle Workflow
8 6 (0.65%) Apache Solr
9 5 (0.54%) MTS
9 5 (0.54%) NServiceBus
10 4 (0.44%) Apache
10 4 (0.44%) WebLogic
11 3 (0.33%) GlassFish
11 3 (0.33%) IIS
11 3 (0.33%) WebSphere Application Server
12 2 (0.22%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 1 (0.11%) CMS
13 1 (0.11%) EPiServer
13 1 (0.11%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 49 (5.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 26 (2.83%) Spreadsheet
3 9 (0.98%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (0.44%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.22%) Microsoft Office
6 1 (0.11%) InVision
6 1 (0.11%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 57 (6.20%) ION MarketView
2 51 (5.55%) thinkFolio
3 28 (3.05%) Markit EDM
4 16 (1.74%) Eagle PACE
5 14 (1.52%) Front Arena
6 12 (1.31%) PolarLake
7 11 (1.20%) Oracle Financials
8 10 (1.09%) Bloomberg AIM
9 9 (0.98%) Bloomberg TOMS
10 8 (0.87%) SunGard Martini
11 6 (0.65%) Global One
12 5 (0.54%) SimCorp Dimension
13 4 (0.44%) LatentZero
13 4 (0.44%) RMDS
14 3 (0.33%) Orchestrade
14 3 (0.33%) Salesforce.com CRM
14 3 (0.33%) Summit
15 2 (0.22%) Eikon
15 2 (0.22%) Minerva
15 2 (0.22%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 45 (4.90%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (1.41%) NuGet
3 11 (1.20%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (0.76%) Cloud Computing
5 5 (0.54%) SaaS
6 4 (0.44%) Amazon S3
6 4 (0.44%) Google Cloud Platform
7 3 (0.33%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 3 (0.33%) Amazon EC2
7 3 (0.33%) AWS Lambda
7 3 (0.33%) CloudFront
7 3 (0.33%) GitHub
7 3 (0.33%) npm
7 3 (0.33%) Route 53
7 3 (0.33%) Serverless
7 3 (0.33%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 2 (0.22%) Yarn
9 1 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Cloud
9 1 (0.11%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 9 (0.98%) AMQP
2 8 (0.87%) HTTP
3 7 (0.76%) VPN
4 5 (0.54%) Firewall
5 4 (0.44%) Internet
5 4 (0.44%) Intranet
5 4 (0.44%) LAN
5 4 (0.44%) MPLS
5 4 (0.44%) Network Security
5 4 (0.44%) WAN
6 3 (0.33%) Broadband
6 3 (0.33%) DHCP
6 3 (0.33%) DNS
6 3 (0.33%) Multicast
6 3 (0.33%) RTMP
6 3 (0.33%) VLAN
7 1 (0.11%) InfiniBand
7 1 (0.11%) tcpdump
7 1 (0.11%) Unified Communications
7 1 (0.11%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 149 (16.21%) SQL Server
2 85 (9.25%) Relational Database
3 54 (5.88%) MongoDB
4 46 (5.01%) NoSQL
5 26 (2.83%) RDBMS
6 24 (2.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 21 (2.29%) SQL Server 2008
8 19 (2.07%) Data Warehouse
9 18 (1.96%) MySQL
9 18 (1.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 17 (1.85%) SQL Server 2012
11 15 (1.63%) Blockchain
12 13 (1.41%) Big Data
13 12 (1.31%) Apache Cassandra
14 10 (1.09%) Data Mining
14 10 (1.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 9 (0.98%) Hadoop
16 8 (0.87%) Riak
16 8 (0.87%) SQL Server 2016
17 7 (0.76%) HBase
Development Applications
1 71 (7.73%) Subversion
2 57 (6.20%) TeamCity
3 53 (5.77%) Git (software)
4 49 (5.33%) Jenkins
4 49 (5.33%) JIRA
5 47 (5.11%) Maven
6 46 (5.01%) JUnit
7 41 (4.46%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 20 (2.18%) MSBuild
9 18 (1.96%) Visual Studio
10 14 (1.52%) Visual Studio Team System
11 13 (1.41%) Hudson
11 13 (1.41%) NUnit
11 13 (1.41%) SpecFlow
11 13 (1.41%) webpack
12 12 (1.31%) EasyMock
12 12 (1.31%) jMock
12 12 (1.31%) Mockito
12 12 (1.31%) Selenium
13 11 (1.20%) FishEye
General
1 443 (48.20%) Finance
2 419 (45.59%) Front Office
3 335 (36.45%) Banking
4 191 (20.78%) Investment Banking
5 55 (5.98%) Back Office
6 43 (4.68%) Financial Institution
7 31 (3.37%) Retail
8 15 (1.63%) Legal
9 13 (1.41%) Prime Brokerage
10 9 (0.98%) Marketing
11 7 (0.76%) Advertising
12 4 (0.44%) French Language
13 3 (0.33%) General Ledger
14 1 (0.11%) German Language
14 1 (0.11%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 558 (60.72%) Developer
2 207 (22.52%) Analyst
3 171 (18.61%) Java Developer
4 140 (15.23%) C# Developer
5 122 (13.28%) Business Analyst
6 90 (9.79%) C++ Developer
6 90 (9.79%) Senior Developer
7 72 (7.83%) Front Office Developer
8 50 (5.44%) .NET Developer
8 50 (5.44%) Angular Developer
9 49 (5.33%) JavaScript Developer
10 46 (5.01%) Quantitative Developer
11 42 (4.57%) Full Stack Developer
11 42 (4.57%) SQL Developer
12 40 (4.35%) C# .NET Developer
12 40 (4.35%) Python Developer
13 33 (3.59%) Banking Analyst
14 32 (3.48%) C++ Quantitative Developer
14 32 (3.48%) Senior Java Developer
15 31 (3.37%) HTML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 138 (15.02%) .NET
2 112 (12.19%) AngularJS
3 93 (10.12%) HTML
4 83 (9.03%) Spring
5 73 (7.94%) HTML5
6 72 (7.83%) WPF
7 58 (6.31%) CSS
8 57 (6.20%) WCF
9 56 (6.09%) XML
10 48 (5.22%) Node.js
11 47 (5.11%) FIX Protocol
11 47 (5.11%) Middleware
12 43 (4.68%) React
13 40 (4.35%) REST
14 36 (3.92%) STL
15 34 (3.70%) .NET Framework
15 34 (3.70%) ASP.NET
15 34 (3.70%) Socket.IO
15 34 (3.70%) Web Services
16 33 (3.59%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 273 (29.71%) Derivative
2 210 (22.85%) Equities
3 170 (18.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 83 (9.03%) Analytical Skills
5 54 (5.88%) Greenfield Project
6 46 (5.01%) Equity Derivative
7 45 (4.90%) Interest Rate Derivative
8 42 (4.57%) Computer Science
9 38 (4.13%) Hedge funds
10 35 (3.81%) OTC Derivatives
11 28 (3.05%) Enterprise Software
12 25 (2.72%) User Experience
13 23 (2.50%) Exotic Derivative
14 22 (2.39%) Market Risk
15 17 (1.85%) Data Structures
15 17 (1.85%) Fintech
16 16 (1.74%) Management Information System
17 15 (1.63%) Credit Risk
18 12 (1.31%) Credit Derivative
19 10 (1.09%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 121 (13.17%) Linux
2 116 (12.62%) Windows
3 86 (9.36%) Unix
4 7 (0.76%) Windows Server
5 3 (0.33%) Android
5 3 (0.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.11%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.11%) Solaris
6 1 (0.11%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 266 (28.94%) Agile Software Development
2 167 (18.17%) Asset Management
3 150 (16.32%) Electronic Trading
4 117 (12.73%) Multithreading
5 106 (11.53%) SDLC
6 105 (11.43%) TDD
7 92 (10.01%) Analytics
8 82 (8.92%) Problem-Solving
9 76 (8.27%) OO
10 72 (7.83%) Continuous Integration
11 71 (7.73%) Investment Management
12 69 (7.51%) Test Automation
13 63 (6.86%) Low Latency
14 60 (6.53%) DevOps
15 59 (6.42%) Migration
16 58 (6.31%) Business Analysis
17 57 (6.20%) Software Engineering
18 56 (6.09%) Portfolio Management
19 50 (5.44%) Web Development
20 49 (5.33%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 309 (33.62%) SQL
2 277 (30.14%) C#
3 269 (29.27%) Java
4 156 (16.97%) JavaScript
5 155 (16.87%) Python
6 149 (16.21%) C++
7 77 (8.38%) TypeScript
8 46 (5.01%) Java 8
9 40 (4.35%) VBA
10 30 (3.26%) Scala
11 26 (2.83%) Bash Shell
11 26 (2.83%) C
11 26 (2.83%) Shell Script
12 20 (2.18%) VC++
13 19 (2.07%) T-SQL
14 17 (1.85%) Perl
15 10 (1.09%) PowerShell
16 9 (0.98%) R
17 7 (0.76%) ES6
17 7 (0.76%) VB
Qualifications
1 72 (7.83%) Degree
2 10 (1.09%) Computer Science Degree
3 8 (0.87%) PhD
4 6 (0.65%) MBA
5 5 (0.54%) PMI Certification
6 4 (0.44%) A+ Certification
6 4 (0.44%) CFA
6 4 (0.44%) Sun Certification
7 3 (0.33%) ISEB
7 3 (0.33%) OCPJP
7 3 (0.33%) PMP
7 3 (0.33%) Six Sigma Black Belt
7 3 (0.33%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
8 2 (0.22%) ISTQB
8 2 (0.22%) Master's Degree
8 2 (0.22%) Numerate Degree
9 1 (0.11%) CCNP
9 1 (0.11%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.11%) SAFe Agilist
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (3.26%) MiFID
2 26 (2.83%) QA
3 8 (0.87%) Solvency II
4 7 (0.76%) EMIR
5 6 (0.65%) Data Quality
5 6 (0.65%) SLA
6 5 (0.54%) GDPR
7 4 (0.44%) FATCA
8 2 (0.22%) IFRS
8 2 (0.22%) PMO
9 1 (0.11%) AIFMD
9 1 (0.11%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 38 (4.13%) Docker
2 4 (0.44%) Platform Symphony
3 3 (0.33%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.33%) Terminal Server
4 1 (0.11%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 15 (1.63%) Kubernetes
2 6 (0.65%) Control-M
2 6 (0.65%) Terraform
3 4 (0.44%) Ansible
3 4 (0.44%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (0.33%) ITRS Geneos
4 3 (0.33%) Kibana
4 3 (0.33%) logstash
4 3 (0.33%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.22%) HP ALM
6 1 (0.11%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 88 (9.58%) Oracle
2 65 (7.07%) Bloomberg
3 58 (6.31%) Charles River
3 58 (6.31%) ION Trading
4 42 (4.57%) Microsoft
5 31 (3.37%) Sybase
6 30 (3.26%) Murex
7 25 (2.72%) TIBCO
8 24 (2.61%) SimCorp
9 21 (2.29%) Atlassian
10 17 (1.85%) Calypso
11 16 (1.74%) FXall
11 16 (1.74%) Tradeweb
12 12 (1.31%) DevExpress
13 11 (1.20%) Reuters
14 10 (1.09%) Telerik
15 9 (0.98%) Infragistics
16 8 (0.87%) Google
16 8 (0.87%) MarketAxess
16 8 (0.87%) SunGard