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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Bloomberg
Rank 143 162 148
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -14
Contract jobs citing Bloomberg 53 40 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.95% 0.60% 0.87%
As % of the Vendors category 2.19% 1.35% 2.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 33 48
Average daily rate
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£450 £275 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+63.63% -26.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £187 £170 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £550 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £475 £225
% change year-on-year
-10.52% +111.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £19.49 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -15.26%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £10.00 -
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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
2420 2953 2584
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 43.29% 44.41% 43.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 1792 2108 1854
Average daily rate £420 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.17% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £613 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 73 79
Average hourly rate £17.87 £20.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.67% -4.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.93 £12.50 £14.19
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.78 £30.83 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -10.52%

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 24 December 2014.

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 24 December 2014, 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 55 (53.40%) Reuters
2 42 (40.78%) Finance
3 41 (39.81%) Front Office
4 36 (34.95%) Windows
5 35 (33.98%) Banking
6 34 (33.01%) SQL
7 24 (23.30%) MS Office
8 22 (21.36%) Asset Management
9 21 (20.39%) Windows 7
10 19 (18.45%) UNIX
11 18 (17.48%) Fixed Income
12 15 (14.56%) Blackberry
12 15 (14.56%) Back Office
12 15 (14.56%) Microsoft
13 14 (13.59%) Active Directory
14 13 (12.62%) Investment Banking
14 13 (12.62%) Investment Management
14 13 (12.62%) Derivative
15 12 (11.65%) Business Analysis
15 12 (11.65%) Citrix
15 12 (11.65%) Fidessa
15 12 (11.65%) Linux
16 11 (10.68%) MS Excel
16 11 (10.68%) ITIL
16 11 (10.68%) Java
16 11 (10.68%) Electronic Trading
17 9 (8.74%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 9 (8.74%) Tradeweb
17 9 (8.74%) Windows Server 2008
17 9 (8.74%) FIX Protocol

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

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 7 (6.80%) MS Exchange
2 5 (4.85%) IBM Notes
3 4 (3.88%) SharePoint
4 3 (2.91%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (1.94%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (1.94%) WebSphere
5 2 (1.94%) Oracle Coherence
5 2 (1.94%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 24 (23.30%) MS Office
2 11 (10.68%) MS Excel
3 3 (2.91%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.97%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 9 (8.74%) Markit EDM
2 7 (6.80%) Bloomberg TOMS
3 3 (2.91%) ION MarketView
3 3 (2.91%) RMDS
4 2 (1.94%) Murex MxG2000
4 2 (1.94%) Summit
4 2 (1.94%) LatentZero
5 1 (0.97%) Khalix
5 1 (0.97%) 3000 Xtra
5 1 (0.97%) SunGard APT
5 1 (0.97%) Eikon
Communications & Networking
1 7 (6.80%) TCP/IP
2 5 (4.85%) DNS
2 5 (4.85%) DHCP
3 4 (3.88%) Firewall
4 3 (2.91%) Internet
4 3 (2.91%) FTP
5 2 (1.94%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 2 (1.94%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 2 (1.94%) Multicast
5 2 (1.94%) Wireless
6 1 (0.97%) IP Telephony
6 1 (0.97%) VLAN
6 1 (0.97%) Wireshark
6 1 (0.97%) LAN
6 1 (0.97%) WAN
6 1 (0.97%) SAN
6 1 (0.97%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.83%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.85%) Relational Database
3 4 (3.88%) DB2
4 2 (1.94%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 4 (3.88%) Maven
2 2 (1.94%) Eclipse
2 2 (1.94%) IntelliJ
2 2 (1.94%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (0.97%) JIRA
General
1 42 (40.78%) Finance
2 41 (39.81%) Front Office
3 35 (33.98%) Banking
4 15 (14.56%) Back Office
5 13 (12.62%) Investment Banking
6 4 (3.88%) Financial Institution
7 2 (1.94%) Legal
8 1 (0.97%) Advertising
8 1 (0.97%) Private Banking
8 1 (0.97%) Retail
Job Titles
1 44 (42.72%) Analyst
2 21 (20.39%) Support Analyst
3 18 (17.48%) Business Analyst
4 14 (13.59%) Applications Support
5 11 (10.68%) Developer
6 10 (9.71%) Desktop Support
7 9 (8.74%) Consultant
8 8 (7.77%) Java Developer
9 6 (5.83%) Applications Support Analyst
9 6 (5.83%) Support Engineer
10 5 (4.85%) Desktop Support Analyst
10 5 (4.85%) Desktop Analyst
11 4 (3.88%) Desktop Engineer
11 4 (3.88%) Help Desk Analyst
11 4 (3.88%) Infrastructure Analyst
11 4 (3.88%) 2nd Line Support
11 4 (3.88%) Business Systems Analyst
11 4 (3.88%) Systems Analyst
11 4 (3.88%) Trade Floor Support Analyst
12 3 (2.91%) Front Office Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (8.74%) FIX Protocol
2 6 (5.83%) JMS
3 5 (4.85%) XML
4 4 (3.88%) Middleware
4 4 (3.88%) Hibernate
4 4 (3.88%) Spring
5 3 (2.91%) .NET
6 2 (1.94%) XSLT
6 2 (1.94%) JNI
6 2 (1.94%) Java SE
6 2 (1.94%) Java EE
6 2 (1.94%) Rendezvous
6 2 (1.94%) Murex Flex
6 2 (1.94%) Spring Integration
7 1 (0.97%) REST
7 1 (0.97%) JSON
7 1 (0.97%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 18 (17.48%) Fixed Income
2 15 (14.56%) Blackberry
3 13 (12.62%) Derivative
4 9 (8.74%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 6 (5.83%) Equities
5 6 (5.83%) Credit Derivative
5 6 (5.83%) Hedge funds
6 5 (4.85%) Reference Data
7 4 (3.88%) Data Integration
7 4 (3.88%) Fat Client
7 4 (3.88%) Thin Client
7 4 (3.88%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (2.91%) iPad
9 2 (1.94%) Market Risk
9 2 (1.94%) iPhone
9 2 (1.94%) Smartcard
9 2 (1.94%) Smartphone
9 2 (1.94%) Grid Computing
9 2 (1.94%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.97%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 36 (34.95%) Windows
2 21 (20.39%) Windows 7
3 19 (18.45%) UNIX
4 12 (11.65%) Linux
5 9 (8.74%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (7.77%) Windows XP
7 4 (3.88%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (1.94%) Windows Vista
8 2 (1.94%) Apple iOS
8 2 (1.94%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.97%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.97%) Android
9 1 (0.97%) Windows 2000
9 1 (0.97%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (21.36%) Asset Management
2 13 (12.62%) Investment Management
3 12 (11.65%) Business Analysis
4 11 (10.68%) ITIL
4 11 (10.68%) Electronic Trading
5 6 (5.83%) GAP Analysis
6 5 (4.85%) Data Analysis
7 4 (3.88%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (3.88%) Multithreading
7 4 (3.88%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (3.88%) Project Management
7 4 (3.88%) E-Commerce
8 3 (2.91%) Data Modelling
8 3 (2.91%) Service Delivery
8 3 (2.91%) RAD
8 3 (2.91%) Migration
8 3 (2.91%) Software Testing
8 3 (2.91%) User Acceptance Testing
8 3 (2.91%) Logical Data Model
9 2 (1.94%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 34 (33.01%) SQL
2 11 (10.68%) Java
3 6 (5.83%) C#
3 6 (5.83%) VBA
3 6 (5.83%) PowerShell
4 3 (2.91%) T-SQL
5 2 (1.94%) VBScript
5 2 (1.94%) C++
5 2 (1.94%) Perl
5 2 (1.94%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.97%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.97%) Python
Qualifications
1 6 (5.83%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (1.94%) A+ Certification
2 2 (1.94%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (1.94%) ISEB Practitioner
2 2 (1.94%) MCDST
2 2 (1.94%) MCITP
2 2 (1.94%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 2 (1.94%) MCP
2 2 (1.94%) MCSE
2 2 (1.94%) ISEB
2 2 (1.94%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.94%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (13.59%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.91%) Terminal Server
2 3 (2.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.94%) Hyper-V
3 2 (1.94%) VMware Workstation
3 2 (1.94%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 5 (4.85%) SCCM
2 2 (1.94%) SCVMM
2 2 (1.94%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.97%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.97%) Backup Exec
3 1 (0.97%) BMC Marimba
Vendors
1 55 (53.40%) Reuters
2 15 (14.56%) Microsoft
3 12 (11.65%) Fidessa
3 12 (11.65%) Citrix
4 9 (8.74%) Tradeweb
5 8 (7.77%) thinkFolio
5 8 (7.77%) Charles River
5 8 (7.77%) ION Trading
6 7 (6.80%) MarketAxess
7 6 (5.83%) TIBCO
7 6 (5.83%) HP
7 6 (5.83%) Oracle
8 5 (4.85%) Murex
8 5 (4.85%) VMware
8 5 (4.85%) Lotus
9 4 (3.88%) Sybase
9 4 (3.88%) FactSet
10 3 (2.91%) Cisco
10 3 (2.91%) Adobe
10 3 (2.91%) SmartStream
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