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 3 months to 25 June 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
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 475 599 605
Rank change year-on-year +124 +6  
Contract jobs citing ION Trading 112 53 31
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.24% 0.100% 0.055%
As % of the Vendors category 0.55% 0.22% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 51 27
Median daily rate £625 £625 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.16%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £459 £501 £538
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £700 £705
UK excluding London median daily rate - - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
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 vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 20268 23841 24920
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 43.79% 44.93% 44.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 12304 14686 14597
Median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 703 813 1122
Median hourly rate £18.70 £20.00 £18.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.50% +5.93%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.50 £11.17
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year -14.63% +10.81%  

ION Trading
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing ION Trading as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

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 3 months to 25 June 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 3 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 3 months to 25 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +106 112 £625 - 8
London +65 112 £625 - 7
City of London +26 27 £625 +4.16% 2

For the 6 months to 25 June 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.

1 188 (89.10%) Electronic Trading
2 134 (63.51%) Java
3 124 (58.77%) ION MarketView
4 118 (55.92%) Fixed Income
5 95 (45.02%) Multithreading
6 91 (43.13%) Front Office
7 80 (37.91%) SDLC
8 75 (35.55%) TIBCO
9 68 (32.23%) Finance
9 68 (32.23%) Banking
10 66 (31.28%) Low Latency
11 62 (29.38%) C++
12 60 (28.44%) C#
13 59 (27.96%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 56 (26.54%) Multithreaded Programming
15 52 (24.64%) SQL
16 51 (24.17%) Greenfield Project
17 50 (23.70%) Equities
18 47 (22.27%) Rendezvous
19 45 (21.33%) Investment Banking
20 44 (20.85%) JNI
21 38 (18.01%) JUnit
21 38 (18.01%) SQL Server
21 38 (18.01%) WPF
22 37 (17.54%) Agile Software Development
23 36 (17.06%) Oracle
24 32 (15.17%) C
24 32 (15.17%) FIX Protocol
25 31 (14.69%) Analytical Skills
26 30 (14.22%) Linux

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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 10 (4.74%) Oracle Workflow
2 4 (1.90%) Apache Qpid
3 2 (0.95%) MTS
3 2 (0.95%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.47%) MQSeries
Business Applications
1 124 (58.77%) ION MarketView
2 26 (12.32%) RMDS
3 5 (2.37%) Bloomberg TOMS
4 1 (0.47%) SunGard GMI
Communications & Networking
1 12 (5.69%) Firewall
2 5 (2.37%) Multicast
2 5 (2.37%) NAS
2 5 (2.37%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (18.01%) SQL Server
2 7 (3.32%) KDB
3 5 (2.37%) Relational Database
4 2 (0.95%) OLAP
4 2 (0.95%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.47%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.47%) Hazelcast
5 1 (0.47%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 38 (18.01%) JUnit
2 22 (10.43%) Mockito
2 22 (10.43%) TestNG
3 16 (7.58%) Visual Studio
4 14 (6.64%) NUnit
5 9 (4.27%) Subversion
5 9 (4.27%) TeamCity
5 9 (4.27%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 3 (1.42%) JIRA
7 1 (0.47%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.47%) HP UFT
7 1 (0.47%) Maven
General
1 91 (43.13%) Front Office
2 68 (32.23%) Banking
2 68 (32.23%) Finance
3 45 (21.33%) Investment Banking
4 8 (3.79%) Back Office
5 2 (0.95%) Financial Institution
5 2 (0.95%) Retail
6 1 (0.47%) French Language
6 1 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.47%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 135 (63.98%) Developer
2 110 (52.13%) Java Developer
3 100 (47.39%) Electronic Trading Developer
4 79 (37.44%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
5 40 (18.96%) C# Developer
6 31 (14.69%) C# Developer - Electronic Trading
6 31 (14.69%) Low Latency Java Developer
7 30 (14.22%) Analyst
8 22 (10.43%) WinForms Developer
9 21 (9.95%) C# GUI Developer
9 21 (9.95%) GUI Developer
10 20 (9.48%) Java GUI Developer
11 16 (7.58%) Support Analyst
12 14 (6.64%) .NET Developer
12 14 (6.64%) C# .NET Developer
12 14 (6.64%) C# WPF Developer
12 14 (6.64%) WPF Developer
12 14 (6.64%) XAML Developer
13 13 (6.16%) UI Developer
14 12 (5.69%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (22.27%) Rendezvous
2 44 (20.85%) JNI
3 38 (18.01%) WPF
4 32 (15.17%) FIX Protocol
5 26 (12.32%) .NET
6 24 (11.37%) WinForms
7 22 (10.43%) Guice
8 12 (5.69%) Middleware
9 8 (3.79%) JMS
10 5 (2.37%) HTML
10 5 (2.37%) Murex MxML
10 5 (2.37%) TIBCO EMS
11 4 (1.90%) XML
12 3 (1.42%) Web Services
13 2 (0.95%) Hibernate
13 2 (0.95%) J2EE
13 2 (0.95%) JSP
13 2 (0.95%) Servlets
13 2 (0.95%) XSD
13 2 (0.95%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 118 (55.92%) Fixed Income
2 59 (27.96%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 51 (24.17%) Greenfield Project
4 50 (23.70%) Equities
5 31 (14.69%) Analytical Skills
6 19 (9.00%) Computer Science
7 14 (6.64%) User Experience
8 6 (2.84%) Wiki
9 5 (2.37%) Data Centre
9 5 (2.37%) Derivative
9 5 (2.37%) Fintech
9 5 (2.37%) SCADA
10 2 (0.95%) CMDB
11 1 (0.47%) Equity Derivative
11 1 (0.47%) Eurex
11 1 (0.47%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 30 (14.22%) Linux
2 12 (5.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 12 (5.69%) Windows
3 9 (4.27%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 188 (89.10%) Electronic Trading
2 95 (45.02%) Multithreading
3 80 (37.91%) SDLC
4 66 (31.28%) Low Latency
5 56 (26.54%) Multithreaded Programming
6 37 (17.54%) Agile Software Development
7 30 (14.22%) TDD
8 24 (11.37%) Dependency Injection
9 18 (8.53%) Algorithmic Trading
10 16 (7.58%) MVVM
11 14 (6.64%) Migration
11 14 (6.64%) Problem Management
11 14 (6.64%) Workflow
12 12 (5.69%) Capacity Management
12 12 (5.69%) Incident Management
12 12 (5.69%) Mathematics
12 12 (5.69%) Mentoring
13 10 (4.74%) OO
14 9 (4.27%) Continuous Integration
14 9 (4.27%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 134 (63.51%) Java
2 62 (29.38%) C++
3 60 (28.44%) C#
4 52 (24.64%) SQL
5 32 (15.17%) C
6 22 (10.43%) Python
7 14 (6.64%) XAML
8 9 (4.27%) Shell Script
9 5 (2.37%) JavaScript
10 2 (0.95%) Tcl
11 1 (0.47%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.47%) Kotlin
11 1 (0.47%) Scala
Qualifications
1 14 (6.64%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (7.58%) MiFID
2 4 (1.90%) QA
3 3 (1.42%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.95%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (0.47%) Ansible
1 1 (0.47%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (0.47%) Puppet
Vendors
1 75 (35.55%) TIBCO
2 36 (17.06%) Oracle
3 26 (12.32%) Bloomberg
3 26 (12.32%) Reuters
4 25 (11.85%) Microsoft
5 21 (9.95%) Syncfusion
6 20 (9.48%) DevExpress
7 13 (6.16%) Tradeweb
8 12 (5.69%) Sun
9 10 (4.74%) Sybase
10 9 (4.27%) Perforce
11 8 (3.79%) Murex
12 7 (3.32%) Red Hat
13 4 (1.90%) IBM
14 3 (1.42%) eSpeed
14 3 (1.42%) Fidessa
15 2 (0.95%) MarketAxess
15 2 (0.95%) Remedy
16 1 (0.47%) Solace
16 1 (0.47%) StreamBase
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