Period
to 16 December 2017

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge and experience of Solace products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Solace over the 6 months to 16 December 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 Solace Systems.

Solace
UK
6 months to
16 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 780 796 850
Rank change year-on-year +16 +54 -18
Contract jobs citing Solace 102 84 52
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.099% 0.082% 0.046%
As % of the Vendors category 0.24% 0.18% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 60 36
UK median daily rate £600 £550 £569
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% -3.30% +3.41%
10th Percentile £513 £425 £475
90th Percentile £679 £700 £656
UK excluding London median daily rate £550 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

Solace 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 43344 46424 48813
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.25% 45.23% 43.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 27183 28386 28767
UK median daily rate £435 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £234 £240 £225
90th Percentile £625 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1400 1691 2052
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.06% -5.71% +5.15%
10th Percentile £10.71 £10.25 £10.00
90th Percentile £45.50 £46.00 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.81 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year +1.85% -2.94% +3.03%

Solace
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Solace in the UK

Solace
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Solace in the UK

Solace
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Solace over the 6 months to 16 December 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Solace in the UK

Solace
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 Solace within the UK over the 6 months to 16 December 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 +34 102 £600 +9.09% 3
London -17 101 £600 +9.09% 3
UK excluding London +8 1 £550 -
Midlands - 1 £550 -
West Midlands - 1 £550 -

For the 6 months to 16 December 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Solace 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 Solace.

1 65 (63.73%) SQL
2 61 (59.80%) Multithreading
3 59 (57.84%) TIBCO
4 58 (56.86%) Middleware
5 57 (55.88%) Agile Software Development
6 53 (51.96%) Java
7 51 (50.00%) Linux
8 48 (47.06%) C++
9 45 (44.12%) Finance
10 42 (41.18%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 41 (40.20%) Banking
12 39 (38.24%) Multithreaded Programming
13 38 (37.25%) Talarian
14 33 (32.35%) Front Office
15 31 (30.39%) User Acceptance Testing
16 27 (26.47%) Solaris
17 26 (25.49%) Regression Testing
17 26 (25.49%) Performance Testing
18 25 (24.51%) Web Services
19 20 (19.61%) Risk Management
19 20 (19.61%) FIX Protocol
20 19 (18.63%) JMS
21 18 (17.65%) Oracle
21 18 (17.65%) Jenkins
21 18 (17.65%) Low Latency
22 16 (15.69%) SOA
22 16 (15.69%) Swing
22 16 (15.69%) Maven
23 15 (14.71%) Investment Banking
23 15 (14.71%) JUnit

Solace
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 11 (10.78%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 10 (9.80%) JBoss
3 2 (1.96%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.98%) Confluence
4 1 (0.98%) GemFire
4 1 (0.98%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.98%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 10 (9.80%) OpenShift
2 2 (1.96%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (9.80%) FTP
2 6 (5.88%) SMS
3 1 (0.98%) DNS
3 1 (0.98%) Firewall
3 1 (0.98%) FIX Connectivity
3 1 (0.98%) LAN
3 1 (0.98%) SAN
3 1 (0.98%) snoop
3 1 (0.98%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.90%) Relational Database
1 5 (4.90%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.92%) KDB
3 2 (1.96%) RDBMS
3 2 (1.96%) TimesTen
4 1 (0.98%) Big Data
4 1 (0.98%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.98%) InterSystems Cache
4 1 (0.98%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 18 (17.65%) Jenkins
2 16 (15.69%) Maven
3 15 (14.71%) JUnit
4 11 (10.78%) SoapUI
4 11 (10.78%) Subversion
5 10 (9.80%) Ant
5 10 (9.80%) Checkstyle
5 10 (9.80%) Eclipse
5 10 (9.80%) IntelliJ
5 10 (9.80%) XMLUnit
6 7 (6.86%) TeamCity
7 6 (5.88%) Git (software)
7 6 (5.88%) Mockito
7 6 (5.88%) Spock
8 5 (4.90%) JIRA
9 1 (0.98%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 1 (0.98%) LINQPad
9 1 (0.98%) Oracle APEX
9 1 (0.98%) ReSharper
General
1 45 (44.12%) Finance
2 41 (40.20%) Banking
3 33 (32.35%) Front Office
4 15 (14.71%) Investment Banking
5 3 (2.94%) Retail
6 2 (1.96%) Corporate Banking
6 2 (1.96%) Publishing
7 1 (0.98%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 91 (89.22%) Developer
2 44 (43.14%) Java Developer
3 42 (41.18%) C++ Developer
4 12 (11.76%) Senior Developer
5 10 (9.80%) Front Office Developer
5 10 (9.80%) Java Swing Developer
5 10 (9.80%) Senior Java Developer
6 8 (7.84%) SQL Developer
7 6 (5.88%) C# Developer
8 5 (4.90%) Analyst
8 5 (4.90%) Middleware Developer
8 5 (4.90%) Test Analyst
9 4 (3.92%) Agile Developer
9 4 (3.92%) Agile Java Developer
9 4 (3.92%) C++ Middleware Developer
9 4 (3.92%) Middleware Analyst
10 3 (2.94%) C# WPF Developer
10 3 (2.94%) Electronic Trading Developer
10 3 (2.94%) Integration Developer
10 3 (2.94%) Investment Banking C++ Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (56.86%) Middleware
2 25 (24.51%) Web Services
3 20 (19.61%) FIX Protocol
4 19 (18.63%) JMS
5 16 (15.69%) Swing
6 14 (13.73%) HTML
6 14 (13.73%) HTML5
7 13 (12.75%) Spring
7 13 (12.75%) XSD
8 12 (11.76%) Hibernate
8 12 (11.76%) JDBC
9 10 (9.80%) Apache Camel
9 10 (9.80%) Drools
9 10 (9.80%) JavaBeans
9 10 (9.80%) XSL
10 9 (8.82%) REST
11 8 (7.84%) CSS
11 8 (7.84%) Rendezvous
11 8 (7.84%) Ultra Messaging
11 8 (7.84%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 42 (41.18%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 12 (11.76%) Fixed Income
3 9 (8.82%) Enterprise Software
4 8 (7.84%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (7.84%) User Experience
5 6 (5.88%) Computer Science
5 6 (5.88%) Equities
6 4 (3.92%) Data Structures
6 4 (3.92%) VWAP
7 3 (2.94%) Algorithms
7 3 (2.94%) Client/Server
8 2 (1.96%) Linux Command Line
9 1 (0.98%) DataPower
9 1 (0.98%) Market Risk
9 1 (0.98%) N-Tier
9 1 (0.98%) Replication
9 1 (0.98%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 51 (50.00%) Linux
2 27 (26.47%) Solaris
3 15 (14.71%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (59.80%) Multithreading
2 57 (55.88%) Agile Software Development
3 39 (38.24%) Multithreaded Programming
4 31 (30.39%) User Acceptance Testing
5 26 (25.49%) Performance Testing
5 26 (25.49%) Regression Testing
6 20 (19.61%) Risk Management
7 18 (17.65%) Low Latency
8 16 (15.69%) SOA
9 13 (12.75%) Microservices
10 12 (11.76%) Electronic Trading
10 12 (11.76%) OO
10 12 (11.76%) Unit Testing
11 11 (10.78%) E-Commerce
11 11 (10.78%) Scrum
11 11 (10.78%) SDLC
11 11 (10.78%) UML
11 11 (10.78%) Use Case
11 11 (10.78%) Waterfall
12 10 (9.80%) Performance Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 65 (63.73%) SQL
2 53 (51.96%) Java
3 48 (47.06%) C++
4 14 (13.73%) C#
4 14 (13.73%) Shell Script
5 12 (11.76%) XPath
6 11 (10.78%) PL/SQL
7 10 (9.80%) T-SQL
8 8 (7.84%) C
9 6 (5.88%) JavaScript
9 6 (5.88%) Korn
10 5 (4.90%) Python
11 4 (3.92%) Groovy
12 2 (1.96%) TypeScript
13 1 (0.98%) COBOL
13 1 (0.98%) Perl
13 1 (0.98%) PowerShell
13 1 (0.98%) VBA
Qualifications
1 8 (7.84%) Degree
2 5 (4.90%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (11.76%) MiFID
2 11 (10.78%) QA
System Software
1 2 (1.96%) Docker
2 1 (0.98%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 1 (0.98%) CA Service Virtualization
1 1 (0.98%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (0.98%) Puppet
Vendors
1 59 (57.84%) TIBCO
2 38 (37.25%) Talarian
3 18 (17.65%) Oracle
4 11 (10.78%) Sybase
5 5 (4.90%) MuleSoft
5 5 (4.90%) Tradeweb
6 4 (3.92%) ForgeRock
7 3 (2.94%) DevExpress
7 3 (2.94%) Red Hat
7 3 (2.94%) Syncfusion
8 2 (1.96%) Microsoft
9 1 (0.98%) Cisco
9 1 (0.98%) IBM
9 1 (0.98%) Infragistics
9 1 (0.98%) Juniper
9 1 (0.98%) Perforce
9 1 (0.98%) Reuters
9 1 (0.98%) Telerik
9 1 (0.98%) VMware
9 1 (0.98%) webMethods