Period
to 26 September 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 26 September 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
26 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 260 223 385
Rank change year-on-year -37 +162 -66
Contract jobs citing Fixed Income 1,020 1,173 666
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.99% 1.18% 0.62%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.91% 3.46% 1.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 765 882 461
UK median daily rate £605 £600 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.83% - +4.35%
10th Percentile £463 £463 £413
90th Percentile £738 £725 £725
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +12.50% +6.67% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
UK median hourly rate - £52.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +90.91% -50.67%
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 35,111 33,940 36,707
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 34.17% 34.25% 34.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,948 22,216 23,983
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £250
90th Percentile £650 £650 £620
UK excluding London median daily rate £418 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +4.38% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,084 1,055 1,250
UK median hourly rate £21.50 £21.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.38% +5.00% +8.11%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.25 £11.50
90th Percentile £51.00 £48.75 £46.76
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £20.64
% change year-on-year - -3.10% +17.94%

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 26 September 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 8 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 26 September 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 -44 996 £623 +3.75% 93
London -28 994 £625 +4.17% 92
UK excluding London -37 25 £450 +12.50% 1
Scotland -18 18 £463 +15.63%
Northern Ireland +20 4 £350 +120.13%
South East -8 1 £575 -4.17%
South West - 1 £385 -
Wales - 1 £425 -

For the 6 months to 26 September 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.

1 485 (47.55%) Front Office
2 484 (47.45%) Finance
3 396 (38.82%) SQL
4 348 (34.12%) Agile Software Development
4 348 (34.12%) Banking
5 343 (33.63%) C#
6 306 (30.00%) Derivative
7 290 (28.43%) Java
8 247 (24.22%) Equities
9 212 (20.78%) Investment Banking
10 208 (20.39%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 200 (19.61%) .NET
12 195 (19.12%) Asset Management
13 183 (17.94%) SQL Server
14 173 (16.96%) C++
15 166 (16.27%) Python
16 157 (15.39%) Windows
17 156 (15.29%) JavaScript
18 137 (13.43%) Linux
19 135 (13.24%) Electronic Trading
20 134 (13.14%) TDD
21 132 (12.94%) SDLC
22 126 (12.35%) AngularJS
23 125 (12.25%) Subversion
24 118 (11.57%) Continuous Integration
24 118 (11.57%) Multithreading
25 110 (10.78%) Oracle
26 108 (10.59%) TeamCity
27 101 (9.90%) HTML
28 99 (9.71%) Unix

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 22 (2.16%) Confluence
1 22 (2.16%) Tomcat
2 17 (1.67%) JBoss
3 15 (1.47%) Apache Spark
4 14 (1.37%) Mule
5 13 (1.27%) IIS
6 10 (0.98%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 9 (0.88%) Elasticsearch
7 9 (0.88%) WebSphere
8 7 (0.69%) WebLogic
9 6 (0.59%) Apache Solr
9 6 (0.59%) Oracle Workflow
10 5 (0.49%) MTS
11 4 (0.39%) Apache
11 4 (0.39%) NServiceBus
12 3 (0.29%) GlassFish
12 3 (0.29%) WebSphere Application Server
13 2 (0.20%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 2 (0.20%) SharePoint
14 1 (0.098%) JCAPS
Applications
1 28 (2.75%) Microsoft Excel
2 19 (1.86%) Spreadsheet
3 3 (0.29%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (0.29%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.098%) InVision
5 1 (0.098%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 55 (5.39%) ION MarketView
2 45 (4.41%) thinkFolio
3 33 (3.24%) Markit EDM
4 17 (1.67%) Bloomberg AIM
5 16 (1.57%) Eagle PACE
5 16 (1.57%) PolarLake
6 15 (1.47%) Front Arena
7 11 (1.08%) Oracle Financials
8 10 (0.98%) Eikon
9 9 (0.88%) Bloomberg TOMS
10 8 (0.78%) LatentZero
11 7 (0.69%) Global One
11 7 (0.69%) SunGard Martini
12 3 (0.29%) RMDS
12 3 (0.29%) Salesforce.com CRM
13 2 (0.20%) IntelliMatch
13 2 (0.20%) Minerva
14 1 (0.098%) Oracle Cash Management
14 1 (0.098%) Sentinel
14 1 (0.098%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 75 (7.35%) Amazon AWS
2 23 (2.25%) Microsoft Azure
3 22 (2.16%) NuGet
4 11 (1.08%) Cloud Computing
5 8 (0.78%) SaaS
6 6 (0.59%) AWS Lambda
6 6 (0.59%) Serverless
7 5 (0.49%) Amazon S3
8 3 (0.29%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 3 (0.29%) Amazon EC2
8 3 (0.29%) CloudFront
8 3 (0.29%) GitHub
8 3 (0.29%) Route 53
8 3 (0.29%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 2 (0.20%) Amazon EMR
9 2 (0.20%) Azure Active Directory
9 2 (0.20%) npm
9 2 (0.20%) Office 365
9 2 (0.20%) PaaS
10 1 (0.098%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 11 (1.08%) AMQP
1 11 (1.08%) DNS
2 10 (0.98%) HTTP
3 7 (0.69%) VPN
4 6 (0.59%) Kerberos
5 5 (0.49%) Firewall
5 5 (0.49%) LAN
5 5 (0.49%) WAN
6 4 (0.39%) Internet
6 4 (0.39%) Intranet
6 4 (0.39%) MPLS
6 4 (0.39%) Network Security
6 4 (0.39%) RTMP
7 3 (0.29%) Broadband
7 3 (0.29%) DHCP
7 3 (0.29%) Multicast
7 3 (0.29%) VLAN
8 2 (0.20%) DMZ
8 2 (0.20%) TCP/IP
8 2 (0.20%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 183 (17.94%) SQL Server
2 97 (9.51%) Relational Database
3 74 (7.25%) MongoDB
4 68 (6.67%) NoSQL
5 36 (3.53%) RDBMS
5 36 (3.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 30 (2.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 26 (2.55%) Data Warehouse
8 22 (2.16%) MySQL
9 20 (1.96%) SQL Server 2012
10 19 (1.86%) SQL Server 2008
11 14 (1.37%) Big Data
12 13 (1.27%) Apache Cassandra
12 13 (1.27%) Riak
13 10 (0.98%) Data Mining
13 10 (0.98%) Hadoop
13 10 (0.98%) SQL Server 2014
13 10 (0.98%) SQL Server 2016
13 10 (0.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 8 (0.78%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 125 (12.25%) Subversion
2 108 (10.59%) TeamCity
3 75 (7.35%) JIRA
4 66 (6.47%) Git (software)
5 62 (6.08%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 56 (5.49%) JUnit
7 54 (5.29%) Jenkins
7 54 (5.29%) Maven
8 49 (4.80%) MSBuild
9 25 (2.45%) Hudson
10 24 (2.35%) Visual Studio
11 22 (2.16%) Octopus Deploy
12 20 (1.96%) NUnit
13 18 (1.76%) Visual Studio Team System
14 17 (1.67%) Team Foundation Server
15 15 (1.47%) jMock
15 15 (1.47%) Selenium
15 15 (1.47%) SpecFlow
16 13 (1.27%) Ant
16 13 (1.27%) FishEye
General
1 485 (47.55%) Front Office
2 484 (47.45%) Finance
3 348 (34.12%) Banking
4 212 (20.78%) Investment Banking
5 64 (6.27%) Back Office
6 45 (4.41%) Financial Institution
7 29 (2.84%) Retail
8 12 (1.18%) Legal
8 12 (1.18%) Prime Brokerage
9 8 (0.78%) Advertising
9 8 (0.78%) Law
10 5 (0.49%) Marketing
11 3 (0.29%) General Ledger
12 1 (0.098%) Games
12 1 (0.098%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 652 (63.92%) Developer
2 219 (21.47%) Analyst
3 195 (19.12%) C# Developer
4 186 (18.24%) Java Developer
5 119 (11.67%) Business Analyst
6 118 (11.57%) C++ Developer
7 94 (9.22%) Front Office Developer
8 92 (9.02%) Senior Developer
9 69 (6.76%) .NET Developer
10 56 (5.49%) SQL Developer
11 50 (4.90%) C# .NET Developer
12 48 (4.71%) Angular Developer
12 48 (4.71%) JavaScript Developer
13 47 (4.61%) Support Analyst
14 42 (4.12%) Banking Analyst
15 41 (4.02%) Front Office C++ Developer
16 38 (3.73%) Full Stack Developer
17 37 (3.63%) Quantitative Developer
18 36 (3.53%) Python Developer
19 33 (3.24%) Asset Management Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 200 (19.61%) .NET
2 126 (12.35%) AngularJS
3 101 (9.90%) HTML
4 99 (9.71%) Spring
5 94 (9.22%) WPF
6 81 (7.94%) XML
7 75 (7.35%) HTML5
8 74 (7.25%) WCF
9 71 (6.96%) Web Services
10 64 (6.27%) .NET Framework
11 62 (6.08%) Middleware
12 60 (5.88%) CSS
13 49 (4.80%) Node.js
14 48 (4.71%) REST
15 46 (4.51%) STL
16 44 (4.31%) FIX Protocol
17 41 (4.02%) JMS
17 41 (4.02%) React
18 40 (3.92%) Boost C++ Libraries
19 39 (3.82%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 306 (30.00%) Derivative
2 247 (24.22%) Equities
3 208 (20.39%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 88 (8.63%) Analytical Skills
5 60 (5.88%) Interest Rate Derivative
6 58 (5.69%) Equity Derivative
7 56 (5.49%) Greenfield Project
8 52 (5.10%) Market Risk
9 48 (4.71%) Enterprise Software
10 42 (4.12%) OTC Derivatives
11 41 (4.02%) Exotic Derivative
12 38 (3.73%) Computer Science
13 36 (3.53%) Hedge funds
14 34 (3.33%) Credit Risk
15 27 (2.65%) Data Structures
16 20 (1.96%) Fintech
16 20 (1.96%) User Experience
17 13 (1.27%) Algorithms
18 10 (0.98%) Blackberry
18 10 (0.98%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 157 (15.39%) Windows
2 137 (13.43%) Linux
3 99 (9.71%) Unix
4 16 (1.57%) Windows Server
5 6 (0.59%) Solaris
6 4 (0.39%) Windows 7
7 3 (0.29%) Android
7 3 (0.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (0.29%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.098%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.098%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 348 (34.12%) Agile Software Development
2 195 (19.12%) Asset Management
3 135 (13.24%) Electronic Trading
4 134 (13.14%) TDD
5 132 (12.94%) SDLC
6 118 (11.57%) Continuous Integration
6 118 (11.57%) Multithreading
7 92 (9.02%) Migration
8 88 (8.63%) DevOps
9 87 (8.53%) OO
10 84 (8.24%) Analytics
11 83 (8.14%) Problem-Solving
12 81 (7.94%) Test Automation
13 80 (7.84%) Investment Management
14 71 (6.96%) Low Latency
15 70 (6.86%) Scrum
16 67 (6.57%) Software Engineering
17 53 (5.20%) Integration Testing
18 51 (5.00%) Test Scripting
19 50 (4.90%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 396 (38.82%) SQL
2 343 (33.63%) C#
3 290 (28.43%) Java
4 173 (16.96%) C++
5 166 (16.27%) Python
6 156 (15.29%) JavaScript
7 74 (7.25%) TypeScript
8 52 (5.10%) T-SQL
9 46 (4.51%) Java 8
10 38 (3.73%) C
11 35 (3.43%) Scala
12 33 (3.24%) PowerShell
13 31 (3.04%) VBA
13 31 (3.04%) VC++
14 28 (2.75%) Shell Script
15 25 (2.45%) Perl
16 22 (2.16%) Bash Shell
17 11 (1.08%) R
18 5 (0.49%) VB
19 4 (0.39%) APL
Qualifications
1 70 (6.86%) Degree
2 8 (0.78%) Computer Science Degree
2 8 (0.78%) PhD
3 6 (0.59%) Master's Degree
4 4 (0.39%) A+ Certification
4 4 (0.39%) MBA
4 4 (0.39%) Numerate Degree
4 4 (0.39%) PMI Certification
4 4 (0.39%) Sun Certification
5 3 (0.29%) CFA
5 3 (0.29%) OCPJP
5 3 (0.29%) Six Sigma Black Belt
5 3 (0.29%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
6 2 (0.20%) ISEB
6 2 (0.20%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.098%) CCNP
7 1 (0.098%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.098%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (2.25%) MiFID
2 21 (2.06%) QA
3 15 (1.47%) SLA
4 7 (0.69%) Data Quality
5 5 (0.49%) EMIR
6 4 (0.39%) GDPR
6 4 (0.39%) Solvency II
7 3 (0.29%) FATCA
8 1 (0.098%) AIFMD
8 1 (0.098%) Basel III
8 1 (0.098%) Dodd-Frank
8 1 (0.098%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.098%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.098%) PMO
System Software
1 50 (4.90%) Docker
2 12 (1.18%) Active Directory
3 9 (0.88%) Virtual Desktop
4 4 (0.39%) Platform Symphony
5 3 (0.29%) SRDF
5 3 (0.29%) Terminal Server
6 1 (0.098%) HDFS
6 1 (0.098%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 21 (2.06%) Kubernetes
2 12 (1.18%) Terraform
3 8 (0.78%) Control-M
3 8 (0.78%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 6 (0.59%) CA Single Sign-On
4 6 (0.59%) HP Quality Center
4 6 (0.59%) Single Sign-On
5 4 (0.39%) Ansible
6 3 (0.29%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (0.20%) HP ALM
7 2 (0.20%) ITRS Geneos
7 2 (0.20%) Kibana
7 2 (0.20%) logstash
8 1 (0.098%) Hadoop YARN
8 1 (0.098%) HP Fortify
Vendors
1 110 (10.78%) Oracle
2 79 (7.75%) Bloomberg
3 71 (6.96%) Microsoft
4 61 (5.98%) Charles River
5 54 (5.29%) ION Trading
6 49 (4.80%) Sybase
7 44 (4.31%) Murex
8 38 (3.73%) TIBCO
9 20 (1.96%) Atlassian
10 19 (1.86%) Calypso
11 17 (1.67%) FXall
11 17 (1.67%) Reuters
11 17 (1.67%) SimCorp
12 15 (1.47%) Tradeweb
13 12 (1.18%) FactSet
14 11 (1.08%) Infragistics
15 10 (0.98%) DevExpress
15 10 (0.98%) Google
15 10 (0.98%) Speakerbus
15 10 (0.98%) Wallstreet Suite