The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for MTS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited MTS over the 3 months to 28 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.

Microsoft Transaction Server (MTS)
UK
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 608 646 636
Rank change year-on-year +38 -10  
Contract jobs citing MTS 2 5 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.004% 0.009% 0.016%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.026% 0.051% 0.092%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 7
Median daily rate £430 £525 £650
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.09% -19.23%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £513 £613
10% offered a daily rate of more than £441 £538 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate - - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

MTS is in the application platform skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills.

Contract Application Platform Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 7828 9742 9836
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 16.62% 18.09% 17.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 7939 10768 10228
Median daily rate £425 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +13.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £256 £258 £219
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £588 £545
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £350
% change year-on-year - +14.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 331 422 509
Median hourly rate £23.50 £21.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.90% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.25 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £44.75 £40.03
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year -3.84% +23.80%  

MTS
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for MTS in the UK

MTS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MTS in the UK

MTS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MTS in the UK

MTS
Top 2 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MTS within the UK over the 3 months to 28 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 +35 2 £430 -18.09%
London +11 2 £430 -18.09%

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing MTS 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 MTS.

1 4 (100.00%) Tradeweb
2 3 (75.00%) Front Office
2 3 (75.00%) MarketAxess
2 3 (75.00%) Electronic Trading
2 3 (75.00%) Bloomberg
3 2 (50.00%) SQL
3 2 (50.00%) Unix
3 2 (50.00%) Windows
3 2 (50.00%) Linux
3 2 (50.00%) eSpeed
3 2 (50.00%) ION Trading
3 2 (50.00%) Low Latency
3 2 (50.00%) Eurex
3 2 (50.00%) Fixed Income
4 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (25.00%) TDD
4 1 (25.00%) Banking
4 1 (25.00%) Finance
4 1 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (25.00%) ION MarketView
4 1 (25.00%) Mockito
4 1 (25.00%) Ultra Messaging
4 1 (25.00%) High Availability
4 1 (25.00%) Capacity Management
4 1 (25.00%) Straight-Through Processing
4 1 (25.00%) Protocol Buffers
4 1 (25.00%) BondVision
4 1 (25.00%) Data Centre
4 1 (25.00%) Windows Server
4 1 (25.00%) Apache Ivy

MTS
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:

Business Applications
1 1 (25.00%) BondVision
1 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 3 (75.00%) Front Office
2 1 (25.00%) Banking
2 1 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (25.00%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 1 (25.00%) Analyst
1 1 (25.00%) Applications Support
1 1 (25.00%) Applications Support Analyst
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%) Support Analyst
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
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Eurex
1 2 (50.00%) Fixed Income
2 1 (25.00%) Algorithms
2 1 (25.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (25.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Linux
1 2 (50.00%) Unix
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 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%) 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 2 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) C#
2 1 (25.00%) Java
2 1 (25.00%) Python
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) EMIR
1 1 (25.00%) MiFID
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Tradeweb
2 3 (75.00%) Bloomberg
2 3 (75.00%) MarketAxess
3 2 (50.00%) eSpeed
3 2 (50.00%) ION Trading
4 1 (25.00%) Google
4 1 (25.00%) Red Hat
4 1 (25.00%) Sybase
4 1 (25.00%) TIBCO