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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Bloomberg
Rank 161 165 166
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +1
Contract jobs citing Bloomberg 37 37 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.69% 0.64% 0.83%
As % of the Vendors category 1.56% 1.40% 1.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 30 42
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£500 £363 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+37.93% +20.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £201 £200 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £591 £573
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £323 £180
% change year-on-year
+55.03% +79.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Average hourly rate £17.98 - £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £13.00 -
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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
2369 2646 3288
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 44.08% 45.51% 45.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 1759 1826 2266
Average daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 55 94
Average hourly rate £16.00 £20.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.47 £13.97
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.10 £34.50 £59.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £19.30
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -9.32%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 44 (60.27%) Finance
2 37 (50.68%) Reuters
3 34 (46.58%) MS Office
4 29 (39.73%) Windows
5 24 (32.88%) Banking
6 21 (28.77%) Windows 7
7 18 (24.66%) Blackberry
8 17 (23.29%) Microsoft
9 16 (21.92%) TCP/IP
10 14 (19.18%) iPad
11 13 (17.81%) Investment Banking
12 12 (16.44%) UNIX
12 12 (16.44%) Project Management
13 11 (15.07%) ITIL
13 11 (15.07%) SQL Server
13 11 (15.07%) BDD
14 10 (13.70%) C#
14 10 (13.70%) Active Directory
14 10 (13.70%) MS Excel
15 9 (12.33%) SQL
15 9 (12.33%) .NET
15 9 (12.33%) ASP.NET
15 9 (12.33%) Windows XP
15 9 (12.33%) MVC
15 9 (12.33%) Agile Software Development
15 9 (12.33%) TDD
15 9 (12.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 9 (12.33%) Fixed Income
15 9 (12.33%) WebDriver
15 9 (12.33%) ASP.NET MVC

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

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 4 (5.48%) MS Exchange
1 4 (5.48%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 4 (5.48%) MTS
2 3 (4.11%) IBM Notes
3 1 (1.37%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 34 (46.58%) MS Office
2 10 (13.70%) MS Excel
3 6 (8.22%) Mingle
4 3 (4.11%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (6.85%) RMDS
2 4 (5.48%) Markit EDM
3 3 (4.11%) Eikon
3 3 (4.11%) thinkFolio
4 1 (1.37%) Bloomberg TOMS
4 1 (1.37%) PolarLake
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.37%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 16 (21.92%) TCP/IP
2 6 (8.22%) DNS
3 3 (4.11%) LAN
3 3 (4.11%) VoIP
3 3 (4.11%) Internet
3 3 (4.11%) Network Security
4 2 (2.74%) Firewall
4 2 (2.74%) WAN
4 2 (2.74%) DHCP
5 1 (1.37%) SSL
5 1 (1.37%) Intranet
5 1 (1.37%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (15.07%) SQL Server
2 9 (12.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.37%) Oracle BI EE
3 1 (1.37%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (1.37%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 9 (12.33%) Selenium
1 9 (12.33%) WebDriver
1 9 (12.33%) SpecFlow
2 2 (2.74%) JUnit
2 2 (2.74%) Maven
2 2 (2.74%) JIRA
General
1 44 (60.27%) Finance
2 24 (32.88%) Banking
3 13 (17.81%) Investment Banking
4 7 (9.59%) Financial Institution
5 5 (6.85%) Front Office
6 2 (2.74%) Publishing
7 1 (1.37%) Games
7 1 (1.37%) Retail
7 1 (1.37%) Telecoms
7 1 (1.37%) Legal
7 1 (1.37%) Retail Banking
7 1 (1.37%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 19 (26.03%) Analyst
2 17 (23.29%) Developer
3 9 (12.33%) Desktop Support
3 9 (12.33%) Architect
3 9 (12.33%) Support Analyst
3 9 (12.33%) Lead Developer
3 9 (12.33%) Desktop Engineer
4 7 (9.59%) Support Engineer
5 6 (8.22%) Java Developer
5 6 (8.22%) Software Architect
5 6 (8.22%) Lead Architect
6 4 (5.48%) Real Time Developer
6 4 (5.48%) Lead Software Architect
6 4 (5.48%) Business Analyst
7 3 (4.11%) Solutions Architect
7 3 (4.11%) Data Analyst
7 3 (4.11%) Applications Support
7 3 (4.11%) Market Data Engineer
7 3 (4.11%) Trade Floor Support Analyst
7 3 (4.11%) Desktop Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (12.33%) .NET
1 9 (12.33%) ASP.NET
1 9 (12.33%) FIX Protocol
1 9 (12.33%) WPF
1 9 (12.33%) ASP.NET MVC
1 9 (12.33%) .NET Framework
2 4 (5.48%) Middleware
2 4 (5.48%) Spring
3 2 (2.74%) COM
3 2 (2.74%) TIBCO EMS
4 1 (1.37%) Akka
Miscellaneous
1 18 (24.66%) Blackberry
2 14 (19.18%) iPad
3 9 (12.33%) Fixed Income
4 6 (8.22%) iPhone
5 5 (6.85%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (5.48%) Equities
6 4 (5.48%) Derivative
7 3 (4.11%) Hedge funds
8 2 (2.74%) Equity Derivative
9 1 (1.37%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (1.37%) Reference Data
9 1 (1.37%) Algorithms
9 1 (1.37%) Eurex
9 1 (1.37%) BYOD
9 1 (1.37%) Data Centre
9 1 (1.37%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 29 (39.73%) Windows
2 21 (28.77%) Windows 7
3 12 (16.44%) UNIX
4 9 (12.33%) Windows 8
4 9 (12.33%) Windows XP
5 5 (6.85%) Linux
5 5 (6.85%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (2.74%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (2.74%) Android
7 1 (1.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (1.37%) Mac OS X
7 1 (1.37%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (16.44%) Project Management
2 11 (15.07%) ITIL
2 11 (15.07%) BDD
3 9 (12.33%) MVC
3 9 (12.33%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (12.33%) TDD
3 9 (12.33%) Mentoring
4 8 (10.96%) Asset Management
5 6 (8.22%) Service Management
5 6 (8.22%) Multithreading
5 6 (8.22%) Low Latency
6 5 (6.85%) Continuous Improvement
6 5 (6.85%) Migration
7 4 (5.48%) OO
7 4 (5.48%) OOD
7 4 (5.48%) Agile Project Management
7 4 (5.48%) Business Development
7 4 (5.48%) Investment Management
8 3 (4.11%) Software Deployment
8 3 (4.11%) Electronic Trading
Programming Languages
1 10 (13.70%) C#
2 9 (12.33%) SQL
3 7 (9.59%) Java
4 6 (8.22%) PowerShell
5 4 (5.48%) VBA
6 3 (4.11%) Python
7 2 (2.74%) Perl
8 1 (1.37%) C++
8 1 (1.37%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.37%) Groovy
8 1 (1.37%) Scala
8 1 (1.37%) VB
Qualifications
1 7 (9.59%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (5.48%) ITIL Certification
3 3 (4.11%) Security Cleared
4 2 (2.74%) MCSE
5 1 (1.37%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.48%) SLA
2 2 (2.74%) Solvency II
System Software
1 10 (13.70%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.74%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (1.37%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (1.37%) SCCM
1 1 (1.37%) ITRS Geneos
1 1 (1.37%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 37 (50.68%) Reuters
2 17 (23.29%) Microsoft
3 7 (9.59%) HP
3 7 (9.59%) Tradeweb
4 6 (8.22%) Apple
5 5 (6.85%) Cisco
5 5 (6.85%) Charles River
6 4 (5.48%) eSpeed
6 4 (5.48%) Dell
6 4 (5.48%) Citrix
6 4 (5.48%) ION Trading
7 3 (4.11%) Altiris
7 3 (4.11%) VMware
7 3 (4.11%) Lotus
7 3 (4.11%) McAfee
8 2 (2.74%) CQG
8 2 (2.74%) TIBCO
9 1 (1.37%) Symantec
9 1 (1.37%) Red Hat
9 1 (1.37%) Murex
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