The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge and experience of MarketAxess products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited MarketAxess over the 3 months to 26 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 MarketAxess.

MarketAxess
UK
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 605 - 633
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing MarketAxess 2 0 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.004% - 0.014%
As % of the Vendors category 0.010% - 0.032%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 8
Median daily rate £435 - £600
UK excluding London median daily rate - - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

MarketAxess 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 20598 23854 24877
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 43.81% 44.94% 44.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 12496 14691 14551
Median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £572 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 715 814 1114
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 £18.07
% change year-on-year -14.63% +13.44%  

MarketAxess
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for MarketAxess in the UK

MarketAxess
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MarketAxess in the UK

MarketAxess
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 MarketAxess within the UK over the 3 months to 26 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
London - 2 £435 -
England - 2 £435 -
City of London - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 26 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing MarketAxess 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 MarketAxess.

1 4 (100.00%) Bloomberg
2 3 (75.00%) Windows
2 3 (75.00%) MTS
2 3 (75.00%) Electronic Trading
2 3 (75.00%) Tradeweb
3 2 (50.00%) Banking
3 2 (50.00%) ION Trading
3 2 (50.00%) Low Latency
3 2 (50.00%) BondVision
3 2 (50.00%) Linux
3 2 (50.00%) Front Office
3 2 (50.00%) Fixed Income
3 2 (50.00%) eSpeed
4 1 (25.00%) CQG
4 1 (25.00%) Change Management
4 1 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (25.00%) Firewall
4 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (25.00%) TDD
4 1 (25.00%) Finance
4 1 (25.00%) Publishing
4 1 (25.00%) Project Management
4 1 (25.00%) UML
4 1 (25.00%) OOA/OOD
4 1 (25.00%) OO
4 1 (25.00%) C#
4 1 (25.00%) Java
4 1 (25.00%) SQL
4 1 (25.00%) Sybase
4 1 (25.00%) JUnit

MarketAxess
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 3 (75.00%) MTS
Business Applications
1 2 (50.00%) BondVision
2 1 (25.00%) Eikon
2 1 (25.00%) ION MarketView
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) Firewall
1 1 (25.00%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) KDB
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Apache Ivy
1 1 (25.00%) JUnit
1 1 (25.00%) Mockito
1 1 (25.00%) Subversion
General
1 2 (50.00%) Banking
1 2 (50.00%) Front Office
2 1 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (25.00%) Investment Banking
2 1 (25.00%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 1 (25.00%) Developer
1 1 (25.00%) Electronic Trading Specialist
1 1 (25.00%) Java Developer
1 1 (25.00%) Java Pricing Developer
1 1 (25.00%) Senior Developer
1 1 (25.00%) Senior Java Developer
1 1 (25.00%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) EJB
1 1 (25.00%) FIX Protocol
1 1 (25.00%) Protocol Buffers
1 1 (25.00%) Rendezvous
1 1 (25.00%) Spring
1 1 (25.00%) Ultra Messaging
1 1 (25.00%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Fixed Income
2 1 (25.00%) Algorithms
2 1 (25.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (25.00%) Eurex
2 1 (25.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) Windows
2 2 (50.00%) Linux
3 1 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (25.00%) Unix
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Electronic Trading
2 2 (50.00%) Low Latency
3 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (25.00%) Algorithmic Trading
3 1 (25.00%) Capacity Management
3 1 (25.00%) Change Management
3 1 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (25.00%) High Availability
3 1 (25.00%) Mathematics
3 1 (25.00%) Multithreading
3 1 (25.00%) OO
3 1 (25.00%) OOA/OOD
3 1 (25.00%) OOD
3 1 (25.00%) Project Management
3 1 (25.00%) SOA
3 1 (25.00%) Straight-Through Processing
3 1 (25.00%) TDD
3 1 (25.00%) UML
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) C#
1 1 (25.00%) Java
1 1 (25.00%) Python
1 1 (25.00%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) EMIR
1 1 (25.00%) MiFID
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) Thomson Reuters DACS
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Bloomberg
2 3 (75.00%) Tradeweb
3 2 (50.00%) eSpeed
3 2 (50.00%) ION Trading
4 1 (25.00%) CQG
4 1 (25.00%) FXall
4 1 (25.00%) Google
4 1 (25.00%) Red Hat
4 1 (25.00%) Reuters
4 1 (25.00%) Sybase
4 1 (25.00%) TIBCO