Period
to 18 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for FpML skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited FpML over the 6 months to 18 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Financial Products Markup Language (FpML)
UK
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 795 830 850
Rank change year-on-year +35 +20 -85
Contract jobs citing FpML 94 56 54
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.092% 0.053% 0.047%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.29% 0.17% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 35 31
UK median daily rate £600 £575 £535
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.35% +7.48% -2.73%
10th Percentile £449 £475 £350
90th Percentile £728 £728 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £350 £525
% change year-on-year +50.00% -33.33% +35.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

FpML is in the Software Libraries and Frameworks category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 32706 32101 32482
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 32.04% 30.38% 28.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 23099 22264 22271
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £275
90th Percentile £625 £588 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 373 368 548
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £18.10 £14.09 £15.03
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.60 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £37.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +10.81% -1.33% +10.29%

FpML
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing FpML as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for FpML in the UK

FpML
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing FpML.

Contractor daily rate trend for FpML in the UK

FpML
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing FpML over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for FpML in the UK

FpML
Top 6 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing FpML within the UK over the 6 months to 18 November 2017. 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 +79 92 £600 +4.35% 3
London +28 90 £600 +4.35% 3
UK excluding London +37 4 £525 +50.00%
Scotland +1 2 - -
East of England - 1 - -
South East - 1 £525 -

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing FpML 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 FpML.

1 69 (73.40%) XML
2 52 (55.32%) Banking
3 46 (48.94%) Finance
4 28 (29.79%) Data Modelling
4 28 (29.79%) MiFID
5 27 (28.72%) SQL
6 25 (26.60%) XSD
6 25 (26.60%) FIX Protocol
7 24 (25.53%) Derivative
7 24 (25.53%) Java
7 24 (25.53%) Fixed Income
8 22 (23.40%) Equities
9 21 (22.34%) Investment Banking
10 19 (20.21%) XSLT
11 18 (19.15%) Data Analysis
11 18 (19.15%) XPath
12 17 (18.09%) Spring
12 17 (18.09%) Front Office
13 16 (17.02%) Unix
13 16 (17.02%) JMS
13 16 (17.02%) Maven
14 15 (15.96%) Agile Software Development
15 14 (14.89%) Subversion
15 14 (14.89%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 14 (14.89%) Oracle
15 14 (14.89%) EMIR
15 14 (14.89%) Logical Data Model
16 13 (13.83%) WebSphere
16 13 (13.83%) JIRA
16 13 (13.83%) Data Management

FpML
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 13 (13.83%) WebSphere
2 9 (9.57%) GemFire
2 9 (9.57%) Oracle Coherence
3 6 (6.38%) Tomcat
4 4 (4.26%) WebSphere Application Server
5 3 (3.19%) MQSeries
5 3 (3.19%) MS Exchange
6 2 (2.13%) Confluence
7 1 (1.06%) Apache Qpid
7 1 (1.06%) Apache Solr
7 1 (1.06%) JBoss
7 1 (1.06%) Lightstreamer
7 1 (1.06%) Mule
7 1 (1.06%) WebORB
Applications
1 1 (1.06%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.06%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (1.06%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (1.06%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.06%) Front Arena
Cloud Services
1 6 (6.38%) npm
2 1 (1.06%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.06%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (1.06%) Amazon Kinesis
2 1 (1.06%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.19%) SMTP
2 1 (1.06%) AMQP
2 1 (1.06%) DSL
2 1 (1.06%) Firewall
2 1 (1.06%) HTTPS
2 1 (1.06%) Internet
2 1 (1.06%) SSL
2 1 (1.06%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (10.64%) SQL Server
2 6 (6.38%) Jackrabbit
3 5 (5.32%) Relational Database
4 4 (4.26%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (3.19%) Blockchain
6 2 (2.13%) Data Lake
6 2 (2.13%) Oracle Database
7 1 (1.06%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (1.06%) Amazon Redshift
7 1 (1.06%) Biml
7 1 (1.06%) Data Mart
7 1 (1.06%) DB2
7 1 (1.06%) MongoDB
7 1 (1.06%) MySQL
7 1 (1.06%) NoSQL
7 1 (1.06%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (1.06%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (1.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 16 (17.02%) Maven
2 14 (14.89%) Subversion
3 13 (13.83%) JIRA
4 10 (10.64%) Eclipse
5 9 (9.57%) Git (software)
5 9 (9.57%) IntelliJ
6 4 (4.26%) Ant
6 4 (4.26%) JUnit
7 1 (1.06%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (1.06%) CruiseControl
7 1 (1.06%) FishEye
7 1 (1.06%) Gradle
7 1 (1.06%) Hudson
7 1 (1.06%) jMock
7 1 (1.06%) NUnit
7 1 (1.06%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 52 (55.32%) Banking
2 46 (48.94%) Finance
3 21 (22.34%) Investment Banking
4 17 (18.09%) Front Office
5 4 (4.26%) Back Office
6 1 (1.06%) Billing
6 1 (1.06%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.06%) Legal
Job Titles
1 48 (51.06%) Analyst
2 32 (34.04%) Business Analyst
2 32 (34.04%) Developer
3 19 (20.21%) Data Analyst
3 19 (20.21%) Java Developer
4 13 (13.83%) Banking Analyst
5 12 (12.77%) Business Data Analyst
6 11 (11.70%) Architect
6 11 (11.70%) Senior Developer
7 10 (10.64%) MiFID Business Analyst
7 10 (10.64%) XML Analyst
8 9 (9.57%) Derivatives Business Analyst
8 9 (9.57%) Senior Java Developer
9 8 (8.51%) Data Business Analyst
9 8 (8.51%) OTC Derivatives Analyst
9 8 (8.51%) OTC Derivatives Business Analyst
10 7 (7.45%) Data Architect
11 6 (6.38%) Integration Architect
11 6 (6.38%) Integration Developer
11 6 (6.38%) Middleware Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (73.40%) XML
2 25 (26.60%) FIX Protocol
2 25 (26.60%) XSD
3 19 (20.21%) XSLT
4 17 (18.09%) Spring
5 16 (17.02%) JMS
6 12 (12.77%) Middleware
7 10 (10.64%) REST
8 9 (9.57%) Spring MVC
9 8 (8.51%) Spring Integration
10 7 (7.45%) AngularJS
10 7 (7.45%) Spring Batch
10 7 (7.45%) XML Schema
11 6 (6.38%) Java EE
11 6 (6.38%) JSR 170
11 6 (6.38%) Spring Security
11 6 (6.38%) WebSphere MQ
12 5 (5.32%) JDBC
13 4 (4.26%) .NET
13 4 (4.26%) DOM
Miscellaneous
1 24 (25.53%) Derivative
1 24 (25.53%) Fixed Income
2 22 (23.40%) Equities
3 14 (14.89%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 12 (12.77%) OTC Derivatives
5 7 (7.45%) Greenfield Project
6 4 (4.26%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (4.26%) Equity Derivative
6 4 (4.26%) Reference Data
7 3 (3.19%) PMI
8 2 (2.13%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (2.13%) Data Structures
8 2 (2.13%) Management Information System
8 2 (2.13%) Swaptions
8 2 (2.13%) SWIFT
9 1 (1.06%) Algorithms
9 1 (1.06%) ASIC
9 1 (1.06%) Computer Science
9 1 (1.06%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 16 (17.02%) Unix
2 10 (10.64%) Linux
3 4 (4.26%) Windows
4 1 (1.06%) OS/400
4 1 (1.06%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (29.79%) Data Modelling
2 18 (19.15%) Data Analysis
3 15 (15.96%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (14.89%) Logical Data Model
5 13 (13.83%) Data Management
6 11 (11.70%) Data Integration
6 11 (11.70%) MVC
7 10 (10.64%) Business Analysis
8 9 (9.57%) DevOps
9 8 (8.51%) Web Development
10 7 (7.45%) Data Mapping
10 7 (7.45%) ETL
10 7 (7.45%) Multithreading
10 7 (7.45%) Stakeholder Management
11 6 (6.38%) Document Management
11 6 (6.38%) Risk Management
11 6 (6.38%) Scrum
12 5 (5.32%) Domain Models
12 5 (5.32%) SOA
12 5 (5.32%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 27 (28.72%) SQL
2 24 (25.53%) Java
3 18 (19.15%) XPath
4 8 (8.51%) JavaScript
5 7 (7.45%) C#
6 6 (6.38%) TypeScript
7 5 (5.32%) Shell Script
8 2 (2.13%) C++
8 2 (2.13%) Python
8 2 (2.13%) T-SQL
9 1 (1.06%) C
9 1 (1.06%) RPG
9 1 (1.06%) RPG IV
9 1 (1.06%) Scala
9 1 (1.06%) VB
9 1 (1.06%) VBA
Qualifications
1 4 (4.26%) Degree
2 3 (3.19%) PMI Certification
2 3 (3.19%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (29.79%) MiFID
2 14 (14.89%) EMIR
3 11 (11.70%) Dodd-Frank
4 4 (4.26%) ISO 20022
5 1 (1.06%) Data Quality
5 1 (1.06%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.06%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (1.06%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 14 (14.89%) Oracle
2 9 (9.57%) TIBCO
3 4 (4.26%) IBM
4 3 (3.19%) Microsoft
4 3 (3.19%) Murex
5 2 (2.13%) Bloomberg
6 1 (1.06%) Atlassian
6 1 (1.06%) Calypso
6 1 (1.06%) DevExpress
6 1 (1.06%) IFS
6 1 (1.06%) Sybase