Period
to 19 April 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 19 April 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
19 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 321 274 341
Rank change year-on-year -47 +67 -89
Contract jobs citing Fixed Income 783 833 748
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.77% 0.90% 0.70%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.29% 2.68% 2.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 594 623 585
UK median daily rate £600 £620 £588
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.23% +5.53% +6.82%
10th Percentile £463 £450 £413
90th Percentile £750 £760 £725
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £360 £385
% change year-on-year +31.94% -6.49% +28.33%
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 34,255 31,129 35,649
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.88% 33.59% 33.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,522 20,211 23,186
UK median daily rate £450 £436 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.21% +2.59% +6.25%
10th Percentile £265 £260 £248
90th Percentile £650 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +2.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,066 1,098 1,264
UK median hourly rate £21.79 £20.97 £21.17
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.91% -0.94% +20.97%
10th Percentile £11.47 £11.32 £11.50
90th Percentile £52.88 £50.00 £49.58
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £19.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year +10.53% -9.52% +21.85%

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 19 April 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 19 April 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 -47 737 £620 - 119
London -43 732 £620 - 113
UK excluding London +11 45 £475 +31.94% 10
Scotland -1 37 £475 -29.63% 4
Northern Ireland -5 5 £373 +3.54%
North West - 3 £525 - 5
North of England - 3 £525 - 5

For the 6 months to 19 April 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.

1 387 (49.43%) Finance
2 374 (47.77%) Front Office
3 290 (37.04%) Banking
4 242 (30.91%) C#
5 241 (30.78%) Derivative
6 239 (30.52%) SQL
7 187 (23.88%) Investment Banking
8 181 (23.12%) Agile Software Development
8 181 (23.12%) Java
9 176 (22.48%) Equities
10 170 (21.71%) Asset Management
11 149 (19.03%) Python
12 148 (18.90%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 142 (18.14%) C++
14 141 (18.01%) SQL Server
15 127 (16.22%) Electronic Trading
16 115 (14.69%) JavaScript
17 108 (13.79%) .NET
18 100 (12.77%) Linux
19 99 (12.64%) Multithreading
20 96 (12.26%) Analytical Skills
21 85 (10.86%) Analytics
22 80 (10.22%) Microsoft Excel
23 79 (10.09%) Business Analysis
24 73 (9.32%) Windows
25 72 (9.20%) Investment Management
26 70 (8.94%) AngularJS
27 69 (8.81%) Risk Management
28 67 (8.56%) WPF
29 64 (8.17%) VBA

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 7 (0.89%) Tomcat
2 5 (0.64%) Apache Spark
3 4 (0.51%) BizTalk Server
3 4 (0.51%) Confluence
3 4 (0.51%) WebSphere
4 3 (0.38%) IIS
4 3 (0.38%) Oracle Workflow
5 2 (0.26%) Apache
5 2 (0.26%) CMS
6 1 (0.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.13%) DataSynapse
6 1 (0.13%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.13%) EPiServer
6 1 (0.13%) NServiceBus
6 1 (0.13%) SAS
6 1 (0.13%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.13%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 80 (10.22%) Microsoft Excel
2 22 (2.81%) Spreadsheet
3 13 (1.66%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (0.51%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.38%) Microsoft Office
5 3 (0.38%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 55 (7.02%) thinkFolio
2 27 (3.45%) Markit EDM
3 26 (3.32%) ION MarketView
4 15 (1.92%) Eagle PACE
5 13 (1.66%) SimCorp Dimension
6 10 (1.28%) Front Arena
6 10 (1.28%) PolarLake
7 9 (1.15%) Bloomberg AIM
7 9 (1.15%) Summit
8 6 (0.77%) Bloomberg TOMS
8 6 (0.77%) RMDS
9 5 (0.64%) SunGard Martini
10 4 (0.51%) Global One
10 4 (0.51%) Orchestrade
11 2 (0.26%) BondVision
11 2 (0.26%) Oracle Cash Management
11 2 (0.26%) SunGard GMI
12 1 (0.13%) Eikon
12 1 (0.13%) Eloqua
12 1 (0.13%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 20 (2.55%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (0.64%) SaaS
3 4 (0.51%) Google Cloud Platform
4 3 (0.38%) NuGet
5 1 (0.13%) Amazon EMR
5 1 (0.13%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.13%) npm
5 1 (0.13%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 5 (0.64%) LAN
1 5 (0.64%) TCP/IP
2 4 (0.51%) Internet
3 3 (0.38%) Broadband
3 3 (0.38%) HTTP
3 3 (0.38%) Intranet
3 3 (0.38%) PPP
3 3 (0.38%) VPN
4 1 (0.13%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 141 (18.01%) SQL Server
2 40 (5.11%) Relational Database
3 24 (3.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 22 (2.81%) SQL Server 2008
5 21 (2.68%) MongoDB
5 21 (2.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 18 (2.30%) RDBMS
7 16 (2.04%) Blockchain
7 16 (2.04%) Data Warehouse
8 14 (1.79%) NoSQL
8 14 (1.79%) SQL Server 2012
9 10 (1.28%) KDB
10 9 (1.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 8 (1.02%) Big Data
12 6 (0.77%) Hadoop
12 6 (0.77%) SQL Server 2014
12 6 (0.77%) SQL Server 2016
13 5 (0.64%) SQL Server 2005
14 4 (0.51%) Data Mining
15 3 (0.38%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 33 (4.21%) Subversion
2 30 (3.83%) Git (software)
3 29 (3.70%) TeamCity
4 25 (3.19%) Jenkins
5 24 (3.07%) JIRA
6 21 (2.68%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 15 (1.92%) Team Foundation Server
8 14 (1.79%) JUnit
9 13 (1.66%) Visual Studio
10 10 (1.28%) Visual Studio Team System
11 9 (1.15%) Maven
11 9 (1.15%) MSBuild
12 7 (0.89%) EasyMock
12 7 (0.89%) Mockito
13 6 (0.77%) Octopus Deploy
14 5 (0.64%) Grunt
14 5 (0.64%) gulp
14 5 (0.64%) IntelliJ
14 5 (0.64%) Oracle APEX
14 5 (0.64%) webpack
General
1 387 (49.43%) Finance
2 374 (47.77%) Front Office
3 290 (37.04%) Banking
4 187 (23.88%) Investment Banking
5 47 (6.00%) Back Office
6 33 (4.21%) Financial Institution
7 20 (2.55%) Retail
8 12 (1.53%) Legal
9 8 (1.02%) Marketing
10 7 (0.89%) French Language
11 4 (0.51%) General Ledger
12 3 (0.38%) Advertising
12 3 (0.38%) Portuguese Language
12 3 (0.38%) Spanish Language
13 2 (0.26%) Prime Brokerage
13 2 (0.26%) Private Banking
14 1 (0.13%) International Banking
14 1 (0.13%) Publishing
14 1 (0.13%) Retail Banking
14 1 (0.13%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 409 (52.23%) Developer
2 230 (29.37%) Analyst
3 149 (19.03%) Business Analyst
4 118 (15.07%) C# Developer
5 93 (11.88%) Java Developer
6 73 (9.32%) Senior Developer
7 62 (7.92%) C++ Developer
8 49 (6.26%) Fixed Income Business Analyst
9 46 (5.87%) Quantitative Developer
10 44 (5.62%) Front Office Developer
11 43 (5.49%) Python Developer
12 37 (4.73%) SQL Developer
13 34 (4.34%) Project Manager
14 32 (4.09%) .NET Developer
15 31 (3.96%) C# .NET Developer
15 31 (3.96%) JavaScript Developer
16 30 (3.83%) C++ Quantitative Developer
16 30 (3.83%) Electronic Trading Developer
16 30 (3.83%) Full Stack Developer
16 30 (3.83%) VBA Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 108 (13.79%) .NET
2 70 (8.94%) AngularJS
3 67 (8.56%) WPF
4 63 (8.05%) HTML
5 53 (6.77%) FIX Protocol
6 48 (6.13%) HTML5
7 40 (5.11%) CSS
8 39 (4.98%) WCF
9 33 (4.21%) .NET Framework
10 32 (4.09%) ASP.NET
10 32 (4.09%) Spring
11 27 (3.45%) ASP.NET MVC
12 25 (3.19%) XML
13 20 (2.55%) Ajax
13 20 (2.55%) React
14 18 (2.30%) REST
15 17 (2.17%) Entity Framework
15 17 (2.17%) Silverlight
16 16 (2.04%) jQuery
16 16 (2.04%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 241 (30.78%) Derivative
2 176 (22.48%) Equities
3 148 (18.90%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 96 (12.26%) Analytical Skills
5 57 (7.28%) Computer Science
6 55 (7.02%) Greenfield Project
7 41 (5.24%) Hedge funds
8 31 (3.96%) Equity Derivative
9 29 (3.70%) Interest Rate Derivative
10 23 (2.94%) Market Risk
11 21 (2.68%) Credit Risk
12 18 (2.30%) Management Information System
12 18 (2.30%) OTC Derivatives
13 17 (2.17%) Exotic Derivative
14 15 (1.92%) Enterprise Software
14 15 (1.92%) Self-Motivation
15 13 (1.66%) User Experience
15 13 (1.66%) Virtual Team
16 12 (1.53%) Credit Derivative
17 11 (1.40%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 100 (12.77%) Linux
2 73 (9.32%) Windows
3 54 (6.90%) Unix
4 3 (0.38%) Android
4 3 (0.38%) Solaris
5 2 (0.26%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.13%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.13%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 181 (23.12%) Agile Software Development
2 170 (21.71%) Asset Management
3 127 (16.22%) Electronic Trading
4 99 (12.64%) Multithreading
5 85 (10.86%) Analytics
6 79 (10.09%) Business Analysis
7 72 (9.20%) Investment Management
8 69 (8.81%) Risk Management
9 63 (8.05%) Problem-Solving
10 58 (7.41%) SDLC
11 55 (7.02%) Test Automation
12 54 (6.90%) Quantitative Research
13 51 (6.51%) Stakeholder Management
14 50 (6.39%) Low Latency
14 50 (6.39%) Software Engineering
15 49 (6.26%) User Acceptance Testing
16 46 (5.87%) MVVM
16 46 (5.87%) Portfolio Management
17 44 (5.62%) Change Management
18 43 (5.49%) OO
Programming Languages
1 242 (30.91%) C#
2 239 (30.52%) SQL
3 181 (23.12%) Java
4 149 (19.03%) Python
5 142 (18.14%) C++
6 115 (14.69%) JavaScript
7 64 (8.17%) VBA
8 39 (4.98%) TypeScript
9 27 (3.45%) T-SQL
10 25 (3.19%) Perl
10 25 (3.19%) Scala
11 23 (2.94%) Java 8
12 21 (2.68%) Shell Script
13 17 (2.17%) C
14 9 (1.15%) Bash Shell
15 8 (1.02%) PowerShell
16 7 (0.89%) VB
17 5 (0.64%) Ada
17 5 (0.64%) ES6
17 5 (0.64%) VC++
Qualifications
1 63 (8.05%) Degree
2 12 (1.53%) Computer Science Degree
3 9 (1.15%) PhD
3 9 (1.15%) PMI Certification
4 8 (1.02%) CFA
4 8 (1.02%) Numerate Degree
5 7 (0.89%) MBA
6 5 (0.64%) PMP
7 3 (0.38%) Master's Degree
8 2 (0.26%) Six Sigma Black Belt
8 2 (0.26%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
9 1 (0.13%) ISEB
9 1 (0.13%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.13%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.13%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (0.13%) SAFe Agilist
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (6.39%) MiFID
2 26 (3.32%) QA
3 19 (2.43%) Solvency II
4 16 (2.04%) EMIR
5 13 (1.66%) FATCA
6 12 (1.53%) GDPR
7 10 (1.28%) Dodd-Frank
8 5 (0.64%) Data Quality
8 5 (0.64%) PMO
8 5 (0.64%) SLA
9 4 (0.51%) IFRS
10 3 (0.38%) Basel III
11 1 (0.13%) AIFMD
11 1 (0.13%) ISAE 3402
11 1 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 9 (1.15%) Docker
2 3 (0.38%) Terminal Server
3 2 (0.26%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.13%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 4 (0.51%) Ansible
2 1 (0.13%) Hadoop YARN
2 1 (0.13%) ITRS Geneos
2 1 (0.13%) Kibana
2 1 (0.13%) logstash
2 1 (0.13%) Thomson Reuters DACS
Vendors
1 62 (7.92%) Oracle
2 60 (7.66%) Charles River
3 57 (7.28%) Bloomberg
4 42 (5.36%) ION Trading
5 32 (4.09%) Microsoft
6 30 (3.83%) SimCorp
7 21 (2.68%) Murex
8 17 (2.17%) Calypso
8 17 (2.17%) TIBCO
9 12 (1.53%) DevExpress
9 12 (1.53%) FXall
9 12 (1.53%) Tradeweb
10 10 (1.28%) Sybase
10 10 (1.28%) Telerik
11 8 (1.02%) Reuters
12 7 (0.89%) Atlassian
12 7 (0.89%) Fidessa
12 7 (0.89%) SunGard
13 6 (0.77%) GoldenSource
13 6 (0.77%) MarketAxess