Period
to 23 November 2017

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge and experience of ION Trading products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited ION Trading over the 6 months to 23 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.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are not representative of contractor rates within ION Trading.

ION Trading
UK
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 659 832 821
Rank change year-on-year +173 -11 -49
Contract jobs citing ION Trading 229 59 74
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.22% 0.056% 0.065%
As % of the Vendors category 0.52% 0.12% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 206 50 58
UK median daily rate £650 £650 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +8.33% +4.35%
10th Percentile £506 £499 £525
90th Percentile £775 £701 £670
UK excluding London median daily rate - - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

ION Trading is in the Vendor Products and Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services.

All Vendors
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 43948 47741 49215
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.62% 45.35% 43.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 27314 29152 29013
UK median daily rate £433 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.98% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £235 £240 £225
90th Percentile £625 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1468 1711 2098
UK median hourly rate £17.43 £16.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.64% -5.71% +6.06%
10th Percentile £10.65 £10.25 £10.13
90th Percentile £45.30 £45.00 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year - -5.71% +6.06%

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Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for ION Trading in the UK

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for ION Trading in the UK

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing ION Trading over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for ION Trading in the UK

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing ION Trading.

Contractor hourly rate trend for ION Trading in the UK

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Top 5 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ION Trading within the UK over the 6 months to 23 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 +184 229 £650 - 6
London +145 228 £650 - 6
East Midlands - 1 - -
Midlands - 1 - -
UK excluding London - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing ION Trading 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 ION Trading.

1 177 (77.29%) Electronic Trading
2 168 (73.36%) ION MarketView
3 149 (65.07%) Java
4 124 (54.15%) Fixed Income
5 116 (50.66%) Banking
6 111 (48.47%) Finance
7 91 (39.74%) Front Office
8 77 (33.62%) SQL
9 72 (31.44%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 71 (31.00%) Multithreading
11 60 (26.20%) Low Latency
12 59 (25.76%) SDLC
12 59 (25.76%) Bloomberg
12 59 (25.76%) TIBCO
13 58 (25.33%) Linux
14 49 (21.40%) FIX Protocol
15 48 (20.96%) Investment Banking
15 48 (20.96%) Sybase
16 47 (20.52%) C++
17 40 (17.47%) SQL Server
18 39 (17.03%) Oracle
18 39 (17.03%) KDB
19 37 (16.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
20 36 (15.72%) TIBCO EMS
21 35 (15.28%) Greenfield Project
22 32 (13.97%) Integration Testing
22 32 (13.97%) C#
22 32 (13.97%) Microsoft
22 32 (13.97%) Equities
23 30 (13.10%) Agile Software Development

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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 6 (2.62%) SharePoint
2 5 (2.18%) WebSphere
3 4 (1.75%) Apache Qpid
4 2 (0.87%) Apache
5 1 (0.44%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.44%) MQSeries
Applications
1 1 (0.44%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.44%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 168 (73.36%) ION MarketView
2 21 (9.17%) Bloomberg TOMS
3 6 (2.62%) RMDS
4 3 (1.31%) IntelliMatch
5 1 (0.44%) Infor CloudSuite
5 1 (0.44%) Infor M3
5 1 (0.44%) SunGard GMI
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.44%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 7 (3.06%) LAN
1 7 (3.06%) TCP/IP
2 3 (1.31%) Firewall
3 2 (0.87%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (17.47%) SQL Server
2 39 (17.03%) KDB
3 9 (3.93%) OLAP
3 9 (3.93%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (2.18%) Relational Database
5 2 (0.87%) Blockchain
5 2 (0.87%) DB2
6 1 (0.44%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.44%) Hazelcast
6 1 (0.44%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.44%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.44%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 26 (11.35%) Subversion
2 24 (10.48%) TeamCity
3 23 (10.04%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 11 (4.80%) Mockito
4 11 (4.80%) Visual Studio
5 10 (4.37%) JUnit
6 6 (2.62%) TestNG
7 4 (1.75%) Maven
8 3 (1.31%) Git (software)
8 3 (1.31%) JBehave
8 3 (1.31%) Oracle APEX
9 2 (0.87%) Jenkins
9 2 (0.87%) JIRA
9 2 (0.87%) NUnit
9 2 (0.87%) Robot Framework
10 1 (0.44%) Cucumber
10 1 (0.44%) HP UFT
10 1 (0.44%) jMock
10 1 (0.44%) Selenium
10 1 (0.44%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 116 (50.66%) Banking
2 111 (48.47%) Finance
3 91 (39.74%) Front Office
4 48 (20.96%) Investment Banking
5 19 (8.30%) Back Office
6 8 (3.49%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.44%) French Language
7 1 (0.44%) International Banking
7 1 (0.44%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.44%) Retail
Job Titles
1 123 (53.71%) Developer
2 110 (48.03%) Java Developer
3 79 (34.50%) Electronic Trading Developer
4 78 (34.06%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
5 48 (20.96%) Senior Developer
6 43 (18.78%) Senior Java Developer
7 32 (13.97%) Analyst
8 21 (9.17%) Low Latency Java Developer
9 18 (7.86%) Support Analyst
10 14 (6.11%) Electronic Trading Support
11 12 (5.24%) Applications Support
11 12 (5.24%) Business Analyst
12 11 (4.80%) Support Specialist
13 9 (3.93%) JavaScript Developer
13 9 (3.93%) Node.js Developer
14 8 (3.49%) Electronic Trading Business Analyst
14 8 (3.49%) Fixed Income Business Analyst
14 8 (3.49%) SQL Developer
14 8 (3.49%) SQL Server Developer
15 7 (3.06%) Credit Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (21.40%) FIX Protocol
2 36 (15.72%) TIBCO EMS
3 28 (12.23%) JNI
4 20 (8.73%) .NET
4 20 (8.73%) Rendezvous
4 20 (8.73%) XML
5 19 (8.30%) HTML
6 14 (6.11%) Middleware
7 12 (5.24%) Spring
8 11 (4.80%) HTML5
9 10 (4.37%) JMS
9 10 (4.37%) Node.js
9 10 (4.37%) XSD
9 10 (4.37%) XSLT
10 8 (3.49%) AngularJS
11 7 (3.06%) Hibernate
11 7 (3.06%) Kendo UI
12 6 (2.62%) Ajax
12 6 (2.62%) Guice
12 6 (2.62%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 124 (54.15%) Fixed Income
2 72 (31.44%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 35 (15.28%) Greenfield Project
4 32 (13.97%) Equities
5 28 (12.23%) Analytical Skills
6 13 (5.68%) Computer Science
7 11 (4.80%) Derivative
8 4 (1.75%) Credit Derivative
8 4 (1.75%) Reference Data
9 3 (1.31%) Data Structures
9 3 (1.31%) OTC Derivatives
9 3 (1.31%) Wiki
10 2 (0.87%) Data Centre
10 2 (0.87%) Eurex
11 1 (0.44%) CMDB
11 1 (0.44%) Grid Computing
11 1 (0.44%) SCADA
11 1 (0.44%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 58 (25.33%) Linux
2 37 (16.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 27 (11.79%) Unix
4 8 (3.49%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 177 (77.29%) Electronic Trading
2 71 (31.00%) Multithreading
3 60 (26.20%) Low Latency
4 59 (25.76%) SDLC
5 32 (13.97%) Integration Testing
6 30 (13.10%) Agile Software Development
7 26 (11.35%) Continuous Integration
7 26 (11.35%) Multithreaded Programming
8 25 (10.92%) TDD
8 25 (10.92%) Test Automation
9 14 (6.11%) Algorithmic Trading
9 14 (6.11%) E-Commerce
10 13 (5.68%) DevOps
11 12 (5.24%) Continuous Delivery
11 12 (5.24%) Incident Management
11 12 (5.24%) OO
11 12 (5.24%) User Acceptance Testing
12 11 (4.80%) Migration
13 10 (4.37%) Analytics
13 10 (4.37%) MVVM
Programming Languages
1 149 (65.07%) Java
2 77 (33.62%) SQL
3 47 (20.52%) C++
4 32 (13.97%) C#
5 29 (12.66%) Python
6 20 (8.73%) C
6 20 (8.73%) JavaScript
7 16 (6.99%) Shell Script
8 11 (4.80%) Perl
9 6 (2.62%) Tcl
10 4 (1.75%) PHP
11 3 (1.31%) Bash Shell
11 3 (1.31%) Scala
12 2 (0.87%) VBA
13 1 (0.44%) Clojure
13 1 (0.44%) Kotlin
13 1 (0.44%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.44%) PowerShell
13 1 (0.44%) TypeScript
13 1 (0.44%) VB
Qualifications
1 14 (6.11%) Degree
2 6 (2.62%) Master's Degree
3 4 (1.75%) PMP
4 1 (0.44%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (9.17%) MiFID
2 2 (0.87%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.44%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (2.18%) Ansible
2 4 (1.75%) Thomson Reuters DACS
3 1 (0.44%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.44%) Puppet
Vendors
1 59 (25.76%) Bloomberg
1 59 (25.76%) TIBCO
2 48 (20.96%) Sybase
3 39 (17.03%) Oracle
4 32 (13.97%) Microsoft
5 28 (12.23%) Tradeweb
6 23 (10.04%) Perforce
7 9 (3.93%) Sun
8 8 (3.49%) Murex
9 5 (2.18%) Reuters
10 4 (1.75%) DevExpress
10 4 (1.75%) IBM
10 4 (1.75%) Syncfusion
11 3 (1.31%) Fidessa
11 3 (1.31%) Red Hat
11 3 (1.31%) Serena
12 2 (0.87%) Splunk
13 1 (0.44%) eSpeed
13 1 (0.44%) Infor
13 1 (0.44%) Wallstreet Suite