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 1 July 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
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Bloomberg
Rank 178 169 143
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -26
Contract jobs citing Bloomberg 30 35 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.51% 0.60% 1.10%
As % of the Vendors category 1.19% 1.32% 2.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 23 59
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£363 £400 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.37% -11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £209 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £600 £630
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £375 £600
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -37.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £17.98 - £18.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £14.00
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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
2524 2642 3144
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 43.23% 45.08% 45.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 1872 1826 2202
Average daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £240 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £576
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 42 114
Average hourly rate £17.98 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.10% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.78 £12.00 £11.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.60 £31.99 £59.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.49 £17.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+5.62% -10.25%

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 1 July 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 1 July 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 41 (50.62%) Finance
2 40 (49.38%) Reuters
3 30 (37.04%) Windows
4 29 (35.80%) Banking
5 22 (27.16%) MS Office
5 22 (27.16%) Microsoft
6 19 (23.46%) TCP/IP
7 17 (20.99%) Blackberry
7 17 (20.99%) Fixed Income
7 17 (20.99%) Investment Banking
7 17 (20.99%) Windows 7
8 15 (18.52%) iPad
8 15 (18.52%) Java
8 15 (18.52%) UNIX
9 14 (17.28%) MS Excel
10 13 (16.05%) SQL
10 13 (16.05%) Front Office
11 12 (14.81%) Active Directory
12 10 (12.35%) Cisco
12 10 (12.35%) ITIL
13 9 (11.11%) FIX Protocol
14 8 (9.88%) Project Management
14 8 (9.88%) SQL Server
14 8 (9.88%) Windows XP
14 8 (9.88%) ION Trading
14 8 (9.88%) Tradeweb
14 8 (9.88%) Multithreading
14 8 (9.88%) Windows 8
14 8 (9.88%) Low Latency
15 7 (8.64%) iPhone

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

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 (6.17%) MTS
1 5 (6.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 3 (3.70%) IBM Notes
2 3 (3.70%) MS Exchange
3 2 (2.47%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.23%) MindAlign
4 1 (1.23%) Lync
Applications
1 22 (27.16%) MS Office
2 14 (17.28%) MS Excel
3 3 (3.70%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (2.47%) PowerPivot
5 1 (1.23%) Mingle
5 1 (1.23%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (8.64%) RMDS
2 6 (7.41%) thinkFolio
3 4 (4.94%) Markit EDM
3 4 (4.94%) Eikon
4 2 (2.47%) ION MarketView
4 2 (2.47%) Bloomberg TOMS
4 2 (2.47%) Summit
4 2 (2.47%) LatentZero
4 2 (2.47%) Tesseract
4 2 (2.47%) Minerva
4 2 (2.47%) Sentinel
5 1 (1.23%) Temenos Globus
5 1 (1.23%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.23%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 19 (23.46%) TCP/IP
2 7 (8.64%) VoIP
2 7 (8.64%) Firewall
3 6 (7.41%) DNS
4 5 (6.17%) VPN
5 4 (4.94%) Cisco IOS
6 3 (3.70%) Network Security
6 3 (3.70%) LAN
7 2 (2.47%) WAN
7 2 (2.47%) DHCP
7 2 (2.47%) Internet
8 1 (1.23%) Softphone
8 1 (1.23%) Unified Communications
8 1 (1.23%) Multicast
8 1 (1.23%) LDAP
8 1 (1.23%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (9.88%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.70%) Relational Database
3 2 (2.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.23%) Oracle BI EE
4 1 (1.23%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (1.23%) MS Access
4 1 (1.23%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 3 (3.70%) JUnit
1 3 (3.70%) JIRA
2 2 (2.47%) Maven
3 1 (1.23%) Selenium
3 1 (1.23%) WebDriver
3 1 (1.23%) SpecFlow
3 1 (1.23%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (1.23%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.23%) NUnit
3 1 (1.23%) Subversion
General
1 41 (50.62%) Finance
2 29 (35.80%) Banking
3 17 (20.99%) Investment Banking
4 13 (16.05%) Front Office
5 7 (8.64%) Financial Institution
6 2 (2.47%) Retail Banking
6 2 (2.47%) Telecoms
6 2 (2.47%) Retail
6 2 (2.47%) Publishing
7 1 (1.23%) Games
7 1 (1.23%) Legal
7 1 (1.23%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 25 (30.86%) Analyst
2 19 (23.46%) Developer
3 12 (14.81%) Business Analyst
4 10 (12.35%) Desktop Engineer
5 9 (11.11%) Support Analyst
6 8 (9.88%) Support Engineer
6 8 (9.88%) Desktop Support
7 6 (7.41%) Java Developer
8 5 (6.17%) AWS Developer
8 5 (6.17%) Developer Analyst
9 4 (4.94%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 4 (4.94%) Real Time Developer
9 4 (4.94%) Market Data Engineer
9 4 (4.94%) Network Engineer
9 4 (4.94%) Applications Support
10 3 (3.70%) 2nd Line Support
10 3 (3.70%) Trade Floor Support Analyst
11 2 (2.47%) Market Data Administrator
11 2 (2.47%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
11 2 (2.47%) Help Desk Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (11.11%) FIX Protocol
2 5 (6.17%) Spring
2 5 (6.17%) .NET
3 4 (4.94%) Middleware
4 3 (3.70%) jQuery
5 2 (2.47%) .NET Framework
5 2 (2.47%) TIBCO EMS
5 2 (2.47%) WinForms
5 2 (2.47%) CSS
5 2 (2.47%) WPF
6 1 (1.23%) LINQ
6 1 (1.23%) HTML
6 1 (1.23%) J2EE
6 1 (1.23%) ASP.NET
6 1 (1.23%) COM
6 1 (1.23%) Apache Flex
6 1 (1.23%) WCF
6 1 (1.23%) Castor
6 1 (1.23%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (1.23%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 17 (20.99%) Blackberry
1 17 (20.99%) Fixed Income
2 15 (18.52%) iPad
3 7 (8.64%) iPhone
4 6 (7.41%) Derivative
5 4 (4.94%) Equities
5 4 (4.94%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (4.94%) Data Centre
6 2 (2.47%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 2 (2.47%) Reference Data
6 2 (2.47%) Equity Derivative
7 1 (1.23%) Market Risk
7 1 (1.23%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (1.23%) Clustering
7 1 (1.23%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.23%) Credit Derivative
7 1 (1.23%) Inversion of Control
7 1 (1.23%) Hedge funds
7 1 (1.23%) SWIFT
7 1 (1.23%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 30 (37.04%) Windows
2 17 (20.99%) Windows 7
3 15 (18.52%) UNIX
4 8 (9.88%) Windows XP
4 8 (9.88%) Windows 8
5 7 (8.64%) Linux
6 6 (7.41%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (4.94%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (3.70%) Solaris
9 1 (1.23%) Windows Vista
9 1 (1.23%) Android
9 1 (1.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (1.23%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (12.35%) ITIL
2 8 (9.88%) Project Management
2 8 (9.88%) Multithreading
2 8 (9.88%) Low Latency
3 7 (8.64%) Asset Management
3 7 (8.64%) OO
3 7 (8.64%) OOD
4 6 (7.41%) Service Management
4 6 (7.41%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (7.41%) Data Architecture
5 5 (6.17%) Business Analysis
6 4 (4.94%) Electronic Trading
6 4 (4.94%) Business Development
6 4 (4.94%) Continuous Improvement
6 4 (4.94%) Performance Analysis
7 3 (3.70%) Performance Tuning
7 3 (3.70%) Market Making
7 3 (3.70%) Portfolio Management
7 3 (3.70%) Software Deployment
7 3 (3.70%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 15 (18.52%) Java
2 13 (16.05%) SQL
3 6 (7.41%) PowerShell
4 5 (6.17%) C#
5 4 (4.94%) C++
5 4 (4.94%) VBA
5 4 (4.94%) Shell Script
5 4 (4.94%) Perl
6 3 (3.70%) T-SQL
6 3 (3.70%) JavaScript
7 2 (2.47%) Python
8 1 (1.23%) Groovy
8 1 (1.23%) Scala
Qualifications
1 5 (6.17%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (4.94%) CCNP
2 4 (4.94%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (3.70%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (2.47%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.23%) Degree
5 1 (1.23%) MCP
5 1 (1.23%) MCSE
5 1 (1.23%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.94%) SLA
2 1 (1.23%) Solvency II
System Software
1 12 (14.81%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.47%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (2.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.23%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 3 (3.70%) ITRS Geneos
2 1 (1.23%) AirWatch
2 1 (1.23%) Control-M
2 1 (1.23%) SCCM
Vendors
1 40 (49.38%) Reuters
2 22 (27.16%) Microsoft
3 10 (12.35%) Cisco
4 8 (9.88%) ION Trading
4 8 (9.88%) Tradeweb
5 6 (7.41%) Charles River
5 6 (7.41%) Apple
5 6 (7.41%) HP
6 4 (4.94%) Dell
6 4 (4.94%) eSpeed
6 4 (4.94%) VMware
7 3 (3.70%) McAfee
7 3 (3.70%) Altiris
7 3 (3.70%) Citrix
7 3 (3.70%) Fidessa
7 3 (3.70%) Lotus
8 2 (2.47%) Symantec
8 2 (2.47%) Murex
8 2 (2.47%) DevExpress
8 2 (2.47%) Radianz
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