The first table below looks at the demand for knowledge and experience of Bloomberg products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Bloomberg over the 3 months to 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the City of London region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not 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 Bloomberg.

Location
3 months to
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Bloomberg
Rank 175 154 145
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -9
Contract jobs citing Bloomberg 30 67 77
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.51% 0.94% 0.99%
As % of the Vendors category 1.15% 2.05% 2.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 47 54
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-44.44% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £265 £178
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £625 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £270 £180 £133
% change year-on-year
+50.00% +35.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 2
Average hourly rate - £22.50 £16.43
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +36.92%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.00 - -
Vendors Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
2620 3264 3373
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 44.42% 45.94% 43.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 1821 2280 2320
Average daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £275 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 116 97
Average hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £13.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.50 £54.50 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-10.25% +2.63%
Bloomberg
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Bloomberg
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Bloomberg across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Bloomberg Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Bloomberg
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Bloomberg across the City of London region.

Bloomberg Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Bloomberg
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Bloomberg across the City of London region over the 3 months to 25 July 2014.

Bloomberg Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Bloomberg
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Bloomberg across the City of London region.

Bloomberg Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

Bloomberg
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing Bloomberg also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Bloomberg.

1 43 (48.86%) Reuters
2 42 (47.73%) Banking
3 35 (39.77%) Windows
4 34 (38.64%) Front Office
5 31 (35.23%) Finance
6 22 (25.00%) Java
6 22 (25.00%) Citrix
6 22 (25.00%) Investment Banking
7 21 (23.86%) UNIX
7 21 (23.86%) Fixed Income
8 18 (20.45%) MS Office
8 18 (20.45%) Active Directory
9 16 (18.18%) Linux
9 16 (18.18%) ION Trading
10 15 (17.05%) Microsoft
11 14 (15.91%) UML
11 14 (15.91%) OO
11 14 (15.91%) VMware
12 12 (13.64%) Blackberry
12 12 (13.64%) Fidessa
13 11 (12.50%) MS Excel
13 11 (12.50%) SQL
13 11 (12.50%) Financial Institution
13 11 (12.50%) ION MarketView
14 10 (11.36%) VMware Infrastructure
14 10 (11.36%) Back Office
15 9 (10.23%) .NET
15 9 (10.23%) SQL Server
15 9 (10.23%) Markit EDM
15 9 (10.23%) TDD

Bloomberg
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing Bloomberg also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Bloomberg. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (6.82%) MS Exchange
1 6 (6.82%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 4 (4.55%) IBM Notes
3 2 (2.27%) MTS
3 2 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (2.27%) TIBCO EMS
3 2 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.14%) Oracle Coherence
4 1 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (1.14%) Mule
4 1 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 18 (20.45%) MS Office
2 11 (12.50%) MS Excel
3 3 (3.41%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (2.27%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (1.14%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 11 (12.50%) ION MarketView
2 9 (10.23%) RMDS
2 9 (10.23%) Markit EDM
3 4 (4.55%) Bloomberg TOMS
3 4 (4.55%) PolarLake
4 3 (3.41%) LatentZero
5 2 (2.27%) Eikon
5 2 (2.27%) Adaptiv
6 1 (1.14%) Tesseract
6 1 (1.14%) Minerva
6 1 (1.14%) Sentinel
6 1 (1.14%) Khalix
6 1 (1.14%) SimCorp Dimension
Communications & Networking
1 8 (9.09%) Firewall
2 3 (3.41%) WAN
2 3 (3.41%) DHCP
2 3 (3.41%) LAN
2 3 (3.41%) DNS
3 2 (2.27%) IP Telephony
3 2 (2.27%) Network Security
3 2 (2.27%) VPN
4 1 (1.14%) AMQP
4 1 (1.14%) Internet
4 1 (1.14%) SMS
4 1 (1.14%) HTTP
4 1 (1.14%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (10.23%) SQL Server
2 6 (6.82%) Relational Database
3 2 (2.27%) MySQL
3 2 (2.27%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (2.27%) KDB
3 2 (2.27%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.14%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.14%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.14%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (1.14%) MS Access
4 1 (1.14%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (1.14%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 6 (6.82%) JUnit
2 2 (2.27%) Subversion
2 2 (2.27%) jMock
2 2 (2.27%) Mockito
3 1 (1.14%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.14%) Maven
3 1 (1.14%) Eclipse
3 1 (1.14%) IntelliJ
3 1 (1.14%) MSI
General
1 42 (47.73%) Banking
2 34 (38.64%) Front Office
3 31 (35.23%) Finance
4 22 (25.00%) Investment Banking
5 11 (12.50%) Financial Institution
6 10 (11.36%) Back Office
7 8 (9.09%) Advertising
8 2 (2.27%) Legal
9 1 (1.14%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 31 (35.23%) Analyst
2 16 (18.18%) Support Analyst
3 14 (15.91%) Developer
4 10 (11.36%) Desktop Support
4 10 (11.36%) Data Analyst
5 8 (9.09%) Desktop Analyst
6 7 (7.95%) Desktop Support Analyst
6 7 (7.95%) Market Analyst
6 7 (7.95%) Market Data Analyst
6 7 (7.95%) Market Data Support Analyst
7 6 (6.82%) Business Analyst
8 5 (5.68%) Support Engineer
8 5 (5.68%) 2nd Line Support
8 5 (5.68%) Java Developer
8 5 (5.68%) Desktop Engineer
9 3 (3.41%) Market Risk Analyst
9 3 (3.41%) Service Desk Analyst
9 3 (3.41%) Service Analyst
9 3 (3.41%) Market Risk Business Analyst
10 2 (2.27%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (10.23%) .NET
2 8 (9.09%) Middleware
2 8 (9.09%) Spring
3 7 (7.95%) Java EE
3 7 (7.95%) JMS
4 6 (6.82%) JTS
4 6 (6.82%) JTA
5 4 (4.55%) Rendezvous
5 4 (4.55%) Web Services
5 4 (4.55%) XML
5 4 (4.55%) Hibernate
6 1 (1.14%) XSLT
6 1 (1.14%) MSMQ
6 1 (1.14%) HTML
6 1 (1.14%) XBRL
6 1 (1.14%) FIXML
6 1 (1.14%) FpML
6 1 (1.14%) WCF
6 1 (1.14%) REST
6 1 (1.14%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 21 (23.86%) Fixed Income
2 12 (13.64%) Blackberry
3 6 (6.82%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 5 (5.68%) Equities
4 5 (5.68%) Derivative
5 3 (3.41%) Market Risk
5 3 (3.41%) Hedge funds
6 2 (2.27%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (2.27%) Reference Data
6 2 (2.27%) Interest Rate Derivative
7 1 (1.14%) Credit Risk
7 1 (1.14%) Credit Derivative
7 1 (1.14%) Grid Computing
7 1 (1.14%) Open Source
7 1 (1.14%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 35 (39.77%) Windows
2 21 (23.86%) UNIX
3 16 (18.18%) Linux
4 7 (7.95%) Windows 7
5 5 (5.68%) Windows XP
6 1 (1.14%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.14%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (15.91%) UML
1 14 (15.91%) OO
2 9 (10.23%) TDD
3 8 (9.09%) ITIL
3 8 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (7.95%) Risk Management
4 7 (7.95%) OOD
4 7 (7.95%) Asset Management
4 7 (7.95%) BDD
4 7 (7.95%) Investment Management
5 6 (6.82%) Multithreading
6 5 (5.68%) Electronic Trading
6 5 (5.68%) Data Management
7 4 (4.55%) Business Analysis
7 4 (4.55%) Validation
8 3 (3.41%) Business Continuity
8 3 (3.41%) Project Management
8 3 (3.41%) Service Delivery
8 3 (3.41%) Risk Analysis
8 3 (3.41%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 22 (25.00%) Java
2 11 (12.50%) SQL
3 4 (4.55%) C#
4 3 (3.41%) C++
4 3 (3.41%) JavaScript
4 3 (3.41%) VBA
5 2 (2.27%) PowerShell
5 2 (2.27%) VB
6 1 (1.14%) C
6 1 (1.14%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 7 (7.95%) Degree
2 4 (4.55%) MCP
2 4 (4.55%) MCSE
2 4 (4.55%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (2.27%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.27%) SLA
2 1 (1.14%) QA
System Software
1 18 (20.45%) Active Directory
2 10 (11.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (3.41%) Terminal Server
4 1 (1.14%) VMware Workstation
4 1 (1.14%) XenApp
4 1 (1.14%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (5.68%) SCCM
2 2 (2.27%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (1.14%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (1.14%) Backup Exec
3 1 (1.14%) BMC Marimba
Vendors
1 43 (48.86%) Reuters
2 22 (25.00%) Citrix
3 16 (18.18%) ION Trading
4 15 (17.05%) Microsoft
5 14 (15.91%) VMware
6 12 (13.64%) Fidessa
7 7 (7.95%) Murex
7 7 (7.95%) JBoss
8 6 (6.82%) Oracle
8 6 (6.82%) Tradeweb
9 5 (5.68%) MarketAxess
9 5 (5.68%) Sybase
10 4 (4.55%) TIBCO
10 4 (4.55%) Charles River
10 4 (4.55%) Lotus
10 4 (4.55%) HP
11 3 (3.41%) GoldenSource
11 3 (3.41%) SunGard
11 3 (3.41%) RIMES
12 2 (2.27%) BI-SAM
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