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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Bloomberg over the 3 months to 23 July 2016 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.

3 months to
23 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Bloomberg
Rank 143 174 164
Rank change year-on-year
+31 -10
Contract jobs citing Bloomberg 27 38 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.79% 0.64% 0.54%
As % of the Vendors category 1.91% 1.49% 1.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 27 21
Median daily rate £550 £525 £251
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.76% +109.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £168 £232 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £850 £650 £510
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £500 £270
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +85.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Median hourly rate - £17.98 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
Bloomberg
London

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
1416 2558 2530
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 41.44% 43.17% 43.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 1080 1887 1737
Median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £275 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 64 53
Median hourly rate £12.50 £17.98 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.47% -10.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.60 £32.20 £34.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+13.88% +2.85%

Bloomberg
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the City of London region citing Bloomberg as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 23 July 2016.

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 23 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Bloomberg also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region with a requirement for Bloomberg.

1 25 (43.86%) Reuters
2 24 (42.11%) Windows
3 23 (40.35%) Finance
4 22 (38.60%) Front Office
5 15 (26.32%) Asset Management
6 14 (24.56%) Fixed Income
7 13 (22.81%) Active Directory
7 13 (22.81%) SQL
8 12 (21.05%) Linux
9 11 (19.30%) Microsoft
9 11 (19.30%) Banking
10 10 (17.54%) SQL Server
10 10 (17.54%) Unix
11 9 (15.79%) MS Office
11 9 (15.79%) Equities
11 9 (15.79%) FactSet
11 9 (15.79%) Windows Server
12 8 (14.04%) Agile Software Development
12 8 (14.04%) Investment Management
12 8 (14.04%) PowerShell
12 8 (14.04%) VMware
12 8 (14.04%) Citrix
12 8 (14.04%) HP
12 8 (14.04%) Charles River
13 7 (12.28%) Blackberry
13 7 (12.28%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 7 (12.28%) C#
13 7 (12.28%) E-Commerce
13 7 (12.28%) VMware Infrastructure
13 7 (12.28%) Derivative

Bloomberg
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London 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 (5.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 2 (3.51%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (1.75%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (15.79%) MS Office
2 5 (8.77%) MS Excel
3 3 (5.26%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (7.02%) Bloomberg TOMS
2 2 (3.51%) Eikon
3 1 (1.75%) Front Arena
3 1 (1.75%) ION MarketView
3 1 (1.75%) LatentZero
3 1 (1.75%) SimCorp Dimension
3 1 (1.75%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 5 (8.77%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (7.02%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 6 (10.53%) DNS
2 4 (7.02%) Firewall
2 4 (7.02%) TCP/IP
3 3 (5.26%) IP Telephony
4 2 (3.51%) VLAN
5 1 (1.75%) DHCP
5 1 (1.75%) ISDN
5 1 (1.75%) Multicast
5 1 (1.75%) VPN
5 1 (1.75%) WAN
5 1 (1.75%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (17.54%) SQL Server
2 5 (8.77%) Big Data
2 5 (8.77%) Hadoop
2 5 (8.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (5.26%) Crystal Reports
3 3 (5.26%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 4 (7.02%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 23 (40.35%) Finance
2 22 (38.60%) Front Office
3 11 (19.30%) Banking
4 5 (8.77%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.75%) Back Office
5 1 (1.75%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.75%) Publishing
5 1 (1.75%) Retail
5 1 (1.75%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (29.82%) Analyst
2 8 (14.04%) Desktop Support
3 7 (12.28%) Project Manager
4 6 (10.53%) Applications Support
4 6 (10.53%) Architect
4 6 (10.53%) Developer
5 5 (8.77%) Solutions Architect
5 5 (8.77%) SQL Analyst
5 5 (8.77%) Support Analyst
6 4 (7.02%) Asset Management Project Manager
6 4 (7.02%) Data Engineer
6 4 (7.02%) Market Data Engineer
7 3 (5.26%) Business Analyst
7 3 (5.26%) Data Analyst
7 3 (5.26%) IT Manager
7 3 (5.26%) Platform Architect
7 3 (5.26%) Systems Analyst
8 2 (3.51%) Applications Support Analyst
8 2 (3.51%) C# Developer
8 2 (3.51%) MiFID Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.02%) FIX Protocol
2 3 (5.26%) .NET
3 2 (3.51%) FpML
4 1 (1.75%) RabbitMQ
4 1 (1.75%) RFC 822
Miscellaneous
1 14 (24.56%) Fixed Income
2 9 (15.79%) Equities
3 7 (12.28%) Blackberry
3 7 (12.28%) Derivative
3 7 (12.28%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 5 (8.77%) Data Centre
5 2 (3.51%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (3.51%) Virtual Team
6 1 (1.75%) BYOD
6 1 (1.75%) Credit Derivative
6 1 (1.75%) EqualLogic
6 1 (1.75%) Equity Derivative
6 1 (1.75%) Fat Client
6 1 (1.75%) Hedge funds
6 1 (1.75%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.75%) OTC Derivatives
6 1 (1.75%) Reference Data
6 1 (1.75%) RSA SecurID
6 1 (1.75%) Smartphone
6 1 (1.75%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 24 (42.11%) Windows
2 12 (21.05%) Linux
3 10 (17.54%) Unix
4 9 (15.79%) Windows Server
5 6 (10.53%) Windows 7
6 5 (8.77%) AIX
7 2 (3.51%) Android
7 2 (3.51%) Windows 10
7 2 (3.51%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (3.51%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (3.51%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (1.75%) Apple iOS
8 1 (1.75%) Mac OS X
8 1 (1.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (1.75%) Solaris
8 1 (1.75%) Windows 8
8 1 (1.75%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (26.32%) Asset Management
2 8 (14.04%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (14.04%) Investment Management
3 7 (12.28%) E-Commerce
4 5 (8.77%) Data Modelling
4 5 (8.77%) ETL
4 5 (8.77%) High Availability
4 5 (8.77%) Low Latency
4 5 (8.77%) Migration
4 5 (8.77%) Portfolio Management
4 5 (8.77%) Project Management
5 4 (7.02%) ITIL
5 4 (7.02%) Problem Management
5 4 (7.02%) Release Management
6 3 (5.26%) Electronic Trading
6 3 (5.26%) Performance Monitoring
7 2 (3.51%) CRM
7 2 (3.51%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (3.51%) Process Improvement
7 2 (3.51%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 13 (22.81%) SQL
2 8 (14.04%) PowerShell
3 7 (12.28%) C#
4 6 (10.53%) VBA
5 3 (5.26%) Python
6 2 (3.51%) Java
7 1 (1.75%) C
7 1 (1.75%) MATLAB
7 1 (1.75%) Perl
7 1 (1.75%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (3.51%) MCSE
3 1 (1.75%) Degree
3 1 (1.75%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (1.75%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.26%) MiFID
2 1 (1.75%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.75%) Dodd-Frank
2 1 (1.75%) EMIR
2 1 (1.75%) QA
2 1 (1.75%) Solvency II
System Software
1 13 (22.81%) Active Directory
2 7 (12.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (8.77%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (1.75%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (1.75%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (1.75%) DameWare
1 1 (1.75%) SCCM
1 1 (1.75%) Thomson Reuters DACS
1 1 (1.75%) WSUS
Vendors
1 25 (43.86%) Reuters
2 11 (19.30%) Microsoft
3 9 (15.79%) FactSet
4 8 (14.04%) Charles River
4 8 (14.04%) Citrix
4 8 (14.04%) HP
4 8 (14.04%) VMware
5 6 (10.53%) Dell
6 5 (8.77%) IBM
6 5 (8.77%) Oracle
7 4 (7.02%) Fidessa
7 4 (7.02%) Hortonworks
7 4 (7.02%) ION Trading
8 3 (5.26%) Cisco
9 2 (3.51%) Apple
9 2 (3.51%) eSpeed
9 2 (3.51%) FXall
9 2 (3.51%) Juniper
9 2 (3.51%) MarketAxess
9 2 (3.51%) Murex
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