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 4 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Bloomberg
Rank 165 159 160
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +1
Contract jobs citing Bloomberg 41 35 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.71% 0.61% 0.92%
As % of the Vendors category 1.62% 1.36% 2.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 25 46
Average daily rate
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£500 £300 £406
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+66.66% -26.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £194 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £557 £588
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £270 £180
% change year-on-year
+85.18% +50.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 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
2527 2566 3206
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 43.73% 44.53% 45.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 1875 1760 2211
Average daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £238 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 50 116
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 £11.00 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £34.16 £51.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -7.89%

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 4 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 4 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 46 (56.79%) Finance
2 35 (43.21%) Reuters
3 31 (38.27%) MS Office
4 29 (35.80%) Windows
5 23 (28.40%) Banking
6 20 (24.69%) Windows 7
7 19 (23.46%) Blackberry
8 17 (20.99%) Microsoft
9 16 (19.75%) Fixed Income
10 15 (18.52%) TCP/IP
10 15 (18.52%) iPad
11 13 (16.05%) SQL Server
11 13 (16.05%) Java
11 13 (16.05%) Investment Banking
12 12 (14.81%) Agile Software Development
12 12 (14.81%) Project Management
12 12 (14.81%) MS Excel
12 12 (14.81%) UNIX
12 12 (14.81%) Active Directory
13 11 (13.58%) C#
13 11 (13.58%) .NET
13 11 (13.58%) ITIL
13 11 (13.58%) BDD
14 10 (12.35%) Mentoring
14 10 (12.35%) SQL
14 10 (12.35%) Windows XP
14 10 (12.35%) TDD
14 10 (12.35%) .NET Framework
14 10 (12.35%) WPF
15 9 (11.11%) Selenium

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

For the 6 months to 4 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 5 (6.17%) MTS
1 5 (6.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 4 (4.94%) MS Exchange
3 3 (3.70%) IBM Notes
4 2 (2.47%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.23%) MindAlign
5 1 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.23%) Lync
5 1 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 31 (38.27%) MS Office
2 12 (14.81%) MS Excel
3 6 (7.41%) Mingle
4 3 (3.70%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (1.23%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 5 (6.17%) thinkFolio
2 4 (4.94%) RMDS
3 3 (3.70%) Markit EDM
3 3 (3.70%) Eikon
4 2 (2.47%) ION MarketView
4 2 (2.47%) Bloomberg TOMS
4 2 (2.47%) LatentZero
4 2 (2.47%) Tesseract
4 2 (2.47%) Minerva
4 2 (2.47%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.23%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 15 (18.52%) TCP/IP
2 6 (7.41%) DNS
3 4 (4.94%) Network Security
4 3 (3.70%) VoIP
5 2 (2.47%) LAN
5 2 (2.47%) Internet
5 2 (2.47%) DHCP
6 1 (1.23%) Firewall
6 1 (1.23%) Softphone
6 1 (1.23%) Unified Communications
6 1 (1.23%) LDAP
6 1 (1.23%) WAN
6 1 (1.23%) SSL
6 1 (1.23%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (16.05%) SQL Server
2 9 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.23%) Oracle BI EE
3 1 (1.23%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 9 (11.11%) Selenium
1 9 (11.11%) WebDriver
1 9 (11.11%) SpecFlow
2 3 (3.70%) JUnit
2 3 (3.70%) JIRA
3 2 (2.47%) Maven
4 1 (1.23%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.23%) NUnit
4 1 (1.23%) Subversion
4 1 (1.23%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 46 (56.79%) Finance
2 23 (28.40%) Banking
3 13 (16.05%) Investment Banking
4 8 (9.88%) Front Office
5 7 (8.64%) Financial Institution
6 2 (2.47%) Publishing
7 1 (1.23%) Games
7 1 (1.23%) Retail
7 1 (1.23%) Telecoms
7 1 (1.23%) Legal
7 1 (1.23%) Retail Banking
7 1 (1.23%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 24 (29.63%) Developer
1 24 (29.63%) Analyst
2 10 (12.35%) Business Analyst
2 10 (12.35%) Support Analyst
2 10 (12.35%) Desktop Engineer
3 9 (11.11%) Architect
3 9 (11.11%) Desktop Support
3 9 (11.11%) Lead Developer
4 7 (8.64%) Support Engineer
5 6 (7.41%) Java Developer
5 6 (7.41%) Software Architect
5 6 (7.41%) Lead Architect
6 5 (6.17%) AWS Developer
6 5 (6.17%) Developer Analyst
7 4 (4.94%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 4 (4.94%) Real Time Developer
7 4 (4.94%) Lead Software Architect
7 4 (4.94%) Applications Support
8 3 (3.70%) Solutions Architect
8 3 (3.70%) Trade Floor Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (13.58%) .NET
2 10 (12.35%) .NET Framework
2 10 (12.35%) WPF
3 9 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC
3 9 (11.11%) ASP.NET
4 8 (9.88%) FIX Protocol
5 5 (6.17%) Spring
6 4 (4.94%) Middleware
7 2 (2.47%) TIBCO EMS
7 2 (2.47%) jQuery
8 1 (1.23%) HTML
8 1 (1.23%) COM
8 1 (1.23%) CSS
8 1 (1.23%) J2EE
8 1 (1.23%) Apache Flex
8 1 (1.23%) WCF
8 1 (1.23%) LINQ
8 1 (1.23%) HTML5
8 1 (1.23%) Task Parallel Library
8 1 (1.23%) Unity DI Container
Miscellaneous
1 19 (23.46%) Blackberry
2 16 (19.75%) Fixed Income
3 15 (18.52%) iPad
4 7 (8.64%) iPhone
5 4 (4.94%) Derivative
6 3 (3.70%) Equities
6 3 (3.70%) Hedge funds
6 3 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (2.47%) Reference Data
7 2 (2.47%) Data Centre
7 2 (2.47%) Equity Derivative
8 1 (1.23%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (1.23%) Inversion of Control
8 1 (1.23%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 1 (1.23%) Clustering
8 1 (1.23%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 29 (35.80%) Windows
2 20 (24.69%) Windows 7
3 12 (14.81%) UNIX
4 10 (12.35%) Windows XP
5 8 (9.88%) Windows 8
6 6 (7.41%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (4.94%) Linux
8 2 (2.47%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (1.23%) Android
9 1 (1.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (1.23%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (14.81%) Project Management
1 12 (14.81%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (13.58%) ITIL
2 11 (13.58%) BDD
3 10 (12.35%) Mentoring
3 10 (12.35%) TDD
4 9 (11.11%) MVC
5 8 (9.88%) Asset Management
6 6 (7.41%) Service Management
6 6 (7.41%) Multithreading
6 6 (7.41%) Low Latency
6 6 (7.41%) Data Architecture
7 5 (6.17%) Continuous Improvement
7 5 (6.17%) Migration
7 5 (6.17%) Business Analysis
7 5 (6.17%) OOD
7 5 (6.17%) OO
8 4 (4.94%) Business Development
8 4 (4.94%) Electronic Trading
8 4 (4.94%) Investment Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (16.05%) Java
2 11 (13.58%) C#
3 10 (12.35%) SQL
4 6 (7.41%) PowerShell
5 4 (4.94%) VBA
6 3 (3.70%) Python
6 3 (3.70%) Perl
7 2 (2.47%) Shell Script
7 2 (2.47%) JavaScript
8 1 (1.23%) C++
8 1 (1.23%) Groovy
8 1 (1.23%) Scala
Qualifications
1 7 (8.64%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (3.70%) ITIL Certification
2 3 (3.70%) Security Cleared
3 2 (2.47%) MCSE
4 1 (1.23%) Degree
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
3 1 (1.23%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (1.23%) Control-M
1 1 (1.23%) SCCM
1 1 (1.23%) ITRS Geneos
1 1 (1.23%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 35 (43.21%) Reuters
2 17 (20.99%) Microsoft
3 8 (9.88%) Tradeweb
4 6 (7.41%) ION Trading
4 6 (7.41%) HP
5 5 (6.17%) Dell
5 5 (6.17%) Cisco
5 5 (6.17%) Apple
5 5 (6.17%) Charles River
6 4 (4.94%) eSpeed
6 4 (4.94%) Altiris
6 4 (4.94%) McAfee
6 4 (4.94%) Citrix
7 3 (3.70%) Lotus
7 3 (3.70%) VMware
8 2 (2.47%) CQG
8 2 (2.47%) TIBCO
9 1 (1.23%) Symantec
9 1 (1.23%) Red Hat
9 1 (1.23%) Salesforce.com
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