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 25 August 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
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Bloomberg
Rank 144 170 166
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -4
Contract jobs citing Bloomberg 27 40 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.77% 0.73% 0.66%
As % of the Vendors category 1.78% 1.64% 1.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 28 32
Median daily rate £519 £500 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% +44.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £201 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £650 £580
UK excluding London median daily rate £130 £500 £323
% change year-on-year
-74.00% +55.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £11.00 £17.98 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.82% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 - £13.00
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
1513 2438 2677
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 43.04% 44.24% 45.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 1148 1803 1832
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 52 60
Median hourly rate £14.50 £16.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.12% -17.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.80 £11.00 £13.46
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £37.00 £34.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%

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 25 August 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 25 August 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 22 (41.51%) Reuters
2 20 (37.74%) Finance
3 19 (35.85%) Front Office
3 19 (35.85%) Windows
4 17 (32.08%) Asset Management
5 12 (22.64%) SQL
5 12 (22.64%) Active Directory
6 10 (18.87%) SQL Server
6 10 (18.87%) Banking
7 9 (16.98%) Fixed Income
7 9 (16.98%) Linux
7 9 (16.98%) Windows Server
8 8 (15.09%) FactSet
8 8 (15.09%) Charles River
8 8 (15.09%) Citrix
8 8 (15.09%) HP
8 8 (15.09%) Unix
8 8 (15.09%) Equities
8 8 (15.09%) VMware
9 7 (13.21%) Agile Software Development
9 7 (13.21%) Migration
9 7 (13.21%) E-Commerce
9 7 (13.21%) VMware Infrastructure
10 6 (11.32%) PowerShell
10 6 (11.32%) Dell
10 6 (11.32%) Microsoft
10 6 (11.32%) MS Office
10 6 (11.32%) VBA
10 6 (11.32%) C#
10 6 (11.32%) Blackberry

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 4 (7.55%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 2 (3.77%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (1.89%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (11.32%) MS Office
2 4 (7.55%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.89%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (3.77%) Bloomberg TOMS
1 2 (3.77%) Eikon
1 2 (3.77%) Markit EDM
2 1 (1.89%) Eagle PACE
2 1 (1.89%) ION MarketView
2 1 (1.89%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 5 (9.43%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (7.55%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 5 (9.43%) DNS
2 4 (7.55%) Firewall
3 3 (5.66%) IP Telephony
4 2 (3.77%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.89%) ISDN
5 1 (1.89%) VLAN
5 1 (1.89%) WAN
5 1 (1.89%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (18.87%) SQL Server
2 5 (9.43%) Big Data
2 5 (9.43%) Hadoop
2 5 (9.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (5.66%) Crystal Reports
3 3 (5.66%) Oracle BI EE
4 1 (1.89%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 4 (7.55%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 20 (37.74%) Finance
2 19 (35.85%) Front Office
3 10 (18.87%) Banking
4 5 (9.43%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.89%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.89%) Legal
5 1 (1.89%) Private Banking
5 1 (1.89%) Publishing
5 1 (1.89%) Retail
5 1 (1.89%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 16 (30.19%) Analyst
2 9 (16.98%) Project Manager
3 6 (11.32%) Applications Support
3 6 (11.32%) Architect
3 6 (11.32%) Asset Management Project Manager
4 5 (9.43%) Developer
4 5 (9.43%) Solutions Architect
4 5 (9.43%) SQL Analyst
4 5 (9.43%) Support Analyst
5 4 (7.55%) Data Engineer
5 4 (7.55%) Desktop Support
5 4 (7.55%) IT Manager
5 4 (7.55%) Market Data Engineer
6 3 (5.66%) Data Analyst
6 3 (5.66%) IT Project Manager
6 3 (5.66%) Platform Architect
6 3 (5.66%) Systems Analyst
7 2 (3.77%) Administrator
7 2 (3.77%) Junior
7 2 (3.77%) Support Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.55%) FIX Protocol
2 3 (5.66%) .NET
3 1 (1.89%) RFC 822
Miscellaneous
1 9 (16.98%) Fixed Income
2 8 (15.09%) Equities
3 6 (11.32%) Blackberry
4 5 (9.43%) Data Centre
5 4 (7.55%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (1.89%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.89%) Derivative
6 1 (1.89%) EqualLogic
6 1 (1.89%) Fat Client
6 1 (1.89%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.89%) Reference Data
6 1 (1.89%) RSA SecurID
6 1 (1.89%) Thin Client
6 1 (1.89%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 19 (35.85%) Windows
2 9 (16.98%) Linux
2 9 (16.98%) Windows Server
3 8 (15.09%) Unix
4 5 (9.43%) AIX
5 4 (7.55%) Windows 7
6 2 (3.77%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (3.77%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (3.77%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (3.77%) Windows XP
7 1 (1.89%) Android
7 1 (1.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (1.89%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (32.08%) Asset Management
2 7 (13.21%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (13.21%) E-Commerce
2 7 (13.21%) Migration
3 6 (11.32%) Investment Management
4 5 (9.43%) ETL
4 5 (9.43%) High Availability
4 5 (9.43%) Low Latency
4 5 (9.43%) Project Management
5 4 (7.55%) Data Modelling
5 4 (7.55%) ITIL
5 4 (7.55%) Portfolio Management
5 4 (7.55%) Problem Management
5 4 (7.55%) Release Management
6 3 (5.66%) Data Management
6 3 (5.66%) Electronic Trading
6 3 (5.66%) Performance Monitoring
7 2 (3.77%) Data Migration
7 2 (3.77%) Disaster Recovery
8 1 (1.89%) Data Cleansing
Programming Languages
1 12 (22.64%) SQL
2 6 (11.32%) C#
2 6 (11.32%) PowerShell
2 6 (11.32%) VBA
3 3 (5.66%) Java
4 1 (1.89%) C
4 1 (1.89%) Perl
4 1 (1.89%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (1.89%) Degree
1 1 (1.89%) MCSA
1 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.66%) MiFID
2 2 (3.77%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.89%) Dodd-Frank
3 1 (1.89%) EMIR
3 1 (1.89%) Solvency II
System Software
1 12 (22.64%) Active Directory
2 7 (13.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (9.43%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (1.89%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (1.89%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (1.89%) DameWare
1 1 (1.89%) Thomson Reuters DACS
1 1 (1.89%) WSUS
Vendors
1 22 (41.51%) Reuters
2 8 (15.09%) Charles River
2 8 (15.09%) Citrix
2 8 (15.09%) FactSet
2 8 (15.09%) HP
2 8 (15.09%) VMware
3 6 (11.32%) Dell
3 6 (11.32%) Microsoft
4 5 (9.43%) IBM
4 5 (9.43%) Oracle
5 4 (7.55%) Hortonworks
6 3 (5.66%) Fidessa
7 2 (3.77%) Cisco
7 2 (3.77%) FXall
7 2 (3.77%) MarketAxess
8 1 (1.89%) ION Trading
8 1 (1.89%) Murex
8 1 (1.89%) SimCorp
8 1 (1.89%) Sophos
8 1 (1.89%) Symantec