The table below looks at the statistics 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 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Bloomberg
Rank 146 165 152
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -13
Contract jobs citing Bloomberg 51 43 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.00% 0.73% 0.71%
As % of the Vendors category 2.29% 1.69% 1.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 31 39
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£431 £250 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+72.50% -54.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £175 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £625 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £130 £225
% change year-on-year
+226.92% -42.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Average hourly rate - £18.70 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -18.69%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £10.00 -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Vendors Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
2226 2546 2422
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 43.84% 43.05% 42.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 1652 1801 1729
Average daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 58 70
Average hourly rate £19.50 £18.70 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.27% -8.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.40 £13.00 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £30.83 £49.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -13.15%

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 30 January 2015.

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 30 January 2015, 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 55 (54.46%) Reuters
2 44 (43.56%) Finance
3 38 (37.62%) Front Office
3 38 (37.62%) SQL
4 36 (35.64%) Windows
5 32 (31.68%) Banking
6 22 (21.78%) Asset Management
6 22 (21.78%) Windows 7
6 22 (21.78%) UNIX
7 19 (18.81%) MS Office
8 16 (15.84%) Microsoft
9 15 (14.85%) Linux
10 14 (13.86%) Blackberry
11 13 (12.87%) TCP/IP
12 12 (11.88%) Fidessa
12 12 (11.88%) MS Excel
12 12 (11.88%) Back Office
12 12 (11.88%) Investment Management
12 12 (11.88%) Derivative
12 12 (11.88%) Business Analysis
12 12 (11.88%) Investment Banking
12 12 (11.88%) Fixed Income
13 11 (10.89%) FIX Protocol
13 11 (10.89%) Windows Server 2008
13 11 (10.89%) Firewall
14 10 (9.90%) Charles River
14 10 (9.90%) SQL Server
14 10 (9.90%) Java
15 9 (8.91%) Windows XP
15 9 (8.91%) thinkFolio

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

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 5 (4.95%) IBM Notes
2 4 (3.96%) SharePoint
2 4 (3.96%) MS Exchange
3 2 (1.98%) WebSphere
3 2 (1.98%) WebLogic
3 2 (1.98%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 19 (18.81%) MS Office
2 12 (11.88%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.98%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.99%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (8.91%) Markit EDM
2 6 (5.94%) RMDS
3 4 (3.96%) Summit
4 3 (2.97%) Bloomberg TOMS
4 3 (2.97%) ION MarketView
5 2 (1.98%) Murex MxG2000
5 2 (1.98%) Eikon
6 1 (0.99%) LatentZero
6 1 (0.99%) Temenos Globus
6 1 (0.99%) Temenos T24
6 1 (0.99%) SunGard APT
6 1 (0.99%) 3000 Xtra
Communications & Networking
1 13 (12.87%) TCP/IP
2 11 (10.89%) Firewall
3 5 (4.95%) VPN
3 5 (4.95%) DNS
4 4 (3.96%) Cisco IOS
4 4 (3.96%) VoIP
4 4 (3.96%) DHCP
5 3 (2.97%) Multicast
5 3 (2.97%) Internet
5 3 (2.97%) FTP
6 2 (1.98%) WAN
6 2 (1.98%) LAN
6 2 (1.98%) Wireless
6 2 (1.98%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 2 (1.98%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 1 (0.99%) SAN
7 1 (0.99%) IP Telephony
7 1 (0.99%) VLAN
7 1 (0.99%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (9.90%) SQL Server
2 6 (5.94%) Relational Database
3 4 (3.96%) DB2
4 2 (1.98%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (1.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.99%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.99%) MS Access
5 1 (0.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (3.96%) Maven
2 2 (1.98%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (0.99%) JIRA
General
1 44 (43.56%) Finance
2 38 (37.62%) Front Office
3 32 (31.68%) Banking
4 12 (11.88%) Back Office
4 12 (11.88%) Investment Banking
5 6 (5.94%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.98%) Retail
7 1 (0.99%) Advertising
7 1 (0.99%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.99%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.99%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 45 (44.55%) Analyst
2 20 (19.80%) Support Analyst
3 19 (18.81%) Business Analyst
4 14 (13.86%) Applications Support
5 11 (10.89%) Developer
6 9 (8.91%) Consultant
7 8 (7.92%) Desktop Support
8 6 (5.94%) Applications Support Analyst
8 6 (5.94%) Java Developer
8 6 (5.94%) Support Engineer
9 4 (3.96%) Market Data Engineer
9 4 (3.96%) Desktop Engineer
9 4 (3.96%) Business Systems Analyst
9 4 (3.96%) Systems Analyst
9 4 (3.96%) Network Engineer
9 4 (3.96%) Front Office Developer
9 4 (3.96%) Help Desk Analyst
9 4 (3.96%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 4 (3.96%) Trade Floor Support Analyst
10 3 (2.97%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (10.89%) FIX Protocol
2 6 (5.94%) JMS
3 4 (3.96%) Middleware
4 3 (2.97%) XML
4 3 (2.97%) .NET
5 2 (1.98%) Murex Flex
5 2 (1.98%) Java SE
5 2 (1.98%) Java EE
5 2 (1.98%) Spring
5 2 (1.98%) JNI
5 2 (1.98%) WinForms
5 2 (1.98%) XSLT
5 2 (1.98%) Rendezvous
5 2 (1.98%) Hibernate
5 2 (1.98%) Spring Integration
6 1 (0.99%) REST
6 1 (0.99%) HTML
6 1 (0.99%) JSON
6 1 (0.99%) Castor
Miscellaneous
1 14 (13.86%) Blackberry
2 12 (11.88%) Derivative
2 12 (11.88%) Fixed Income
3 8 (7.92%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 6 (5.94%) Equities
4 6 (5.94%) Hedge funds
5 5 (4.95%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (4.95%) Credit Derivative
5 5 (4.95%) Reference Data
6 4 (3.96%) Data Integration
6 4 (3.96%) Fat Client
6 4 (3.96%) Thin Client
6 4 (3.96%) iPad
7 3 (2.97%) Market Risk
7 3 (2.97%) iPhone
8 2 (1.98%) Smartphone
8 2 (1.98%) Smartcard
8 2 (1.98%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.98%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.99%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 36 (35.64%) Windows
2 22 (21.78%) Windows 7
2 22 (21.78%) UNIX
3 15 (14.85%) Linux
4 11 (10.89%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (8.91%) Windows XP
6 5 (4.95%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (2.97%) Solaris
7 3 (2.97%) Windows Vista
8 2 (1.98%) Apple iOS
8 2 (1.98%) Windows 8
8 2 (1.98%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.99%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (21.78%) Asset Management
2 12 (11.88%) Investment Management
2 12 (11.88%) Business Analysis
3 8 (7.92%) ITIL
4 6 (5.94%) Multithreading
4 6 (5.94%) Electronic Trading
4 6 (5.94%) GAP Analysis
5 5 (4.95%) Data Analysis
6 4 (3.96%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (3.96%) E-Commerce
6 4 (3.96%) Performance Analysis
7 3 (2.97%) Performance Tuning
7 3 (2.97%) Logical Data Model
7 3 (2.97%) Service Delivery
7 3 (2.97%) Risk Management
7 3 (2.97%) Migration
7 3 (2.97%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (2.97%) Project Management
7 3 (2.97%) Data Modelling
7 3 (2.97%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 38 (37.62%) SQL
2 10 (9.90%) Java
3 7 (6.93%) VBA
4 6 (5.94%) PowerShell
4 6 (5.94%) T-SQL
4 6 (5.94%) C#
5 5 (4.95%) C++
6 4 (3.96%) Perl
6 4 (3.96%) Shell Script
7 2 (1.98%) VBScript
8 1 (0.99%) Python
8 1 (0.99%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 7 (6.93%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (3.96%) CCNP
2 4 (3.96%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (2.97%) MCSE
3 3 (2.97%) MCP
4 2 (1.98%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 2 (1.98%) ISEB Practitioner
4 2 (1.98%) MCDST
4 2 (1.98%) MCITP
4 2 (1.98%) ISEB
4 2 (1.98%) CISSP
4 2 (1.98%) A+ Certification
4 2 (1.98%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.99%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.99%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (6.93%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.98%) Hyper-V
3 2 (1.98%) VMware Server
3 2 (1.98%) VMware Workstation
4 1 (0.99%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 4 (3.96%) SCCM
2 2 (1.98%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.98%) SCVMM
2 2 (1.98%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 55 (54.46%) Reuters
2 16 (15.84%) Microsoft
3 12 (11.88%) Fidessa
4 10 (9.90%) Charles River
5 9 (8.91%) thinkFolio
6 8 (7.92%) ION Trading
6 8 (7.92%) Cisco
7 7 (6.93%) Tradeweb
7 7 (6.93%) MarketAxess
8 6 (5.94%) Citrix
8 6 (5.94%) Murex
8 6 (5.94%) HP
8 6 (5.94%) TIBCO
9 5 (4.95%) Lotus
10 4 (3.96%) VMware
10 4 (3.96%) Sybase
10 4 (3.96%) FactSet
11 3 (2.97%) Apple
11 3 (2.97%) SmartStream
11 3 (2.97%) Oracle
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: £650 per day + competitive
Posted: 15 days ago