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 26 November 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
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Bloomberg
Rank 151 176 152
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -24
Contract jobs citing Bloomberg 52 52 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.91% 0.73% 0.93%
As % of the Vendors category 2.10% 1.63% 2.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 40 50
Average daily rate
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£438 £300 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+45.83% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £187 £167 £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £475 £305
% change year-on-year
-10.52% +55.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Average hourly rate - £20.75 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -9.80%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £10.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year
- -40.19%
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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
2478 3183 2826
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 43.47% 44.95% 43.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 1820 2263 2012
Average daily rate £413 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 69 89 77
Average hourly rate £17.82 £18.85 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.49% -0.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.18 £27.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -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 26 November 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 26 November 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 44 (49.44%) Reuters
2 38 (42.70%) Front Office
3 35 (39.33%) Finance
4 34 (38.20%) Windows
5 31 (34.83%) Banking
6 30 (33.71%) SQL
7 23 (25.84%) MS Office
8 21 (23.60%) Asset Management
9 19 (21.35%) Fixed Income
10 18 (20.22%) Windows 7
11 16 (17.98%) Active Directory
12 15 (16.85%) Microsoft
13 13 (14.61%) Citrix
13 13 (14.61%) UNIX
14 12 (13.48%) Blackberry
14 12 (13.48%) Investment Management
14 12 (13.48%) Investment Banking
14 12 (13.48%) Business Analysis
15 11 (12.36%) ITIL
15 11 (12.36%) Java
16 9 (10.11%) MS Excel
16 9 (10.11%) Tradeweb
16 9 (10.11%) Derivative
16 9 (10.11%) Electronic Trading
17 8 (8.99%) Windows Server 2008
17 8 (8.99%) ION Trading
17 8 (8.99%) Charles River
17 8 (8.99%) Markit EDM
18 7 (7.87%) JMS
18 7 (7.87%) MS Exchange

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

For the 6 months to 26 November 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 (7.87%) MS Exchange
2 5 (5.62%) IBM Notes
3 4 (4.49%) SharePoint
4 3 (3.37%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (2.25%) Oracle Coherence
5 2 (2.25%) WebSphere
5 2 (2.25%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (2.25%) WebLogic
6 1 (1.12%) JBoss
6 1 (1.12%) Mule
6 1 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2000
6 1 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 23 (25.84%) MS Office
2 9 (10.11%) MS Excel
3 3 (3.37%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.12%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 8 (8.99%) Markit EDM
2 7 (7.87%) Bloomberg TOMS
3 3 (3.37%) RMDS
3 3 (3.37%) ION MarketView
4 2 (2.25%) Summit
4 2 (2.25%) LatentZero
4 2 (2.25%) Murex MxG2000
5 1 (1.12%) Khalix
5 1 (1.12%) SunGard APT
5 1 (1.12%) Eikon
Communications & Networking
1 7 (7.87%) TCP/IP
2 5 (5.62%) DHCP
2 5 (5.62%) DNS
3 4 (4.49%) Firewall
4 3 (3.37%) Internet
4 3 (3.37%) FTP
5 2 (2.25%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 2 (2.25%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 2 (2.25%) Multicast
5 2 (2.25%) Wireless
6 1 (1.12%) SAN
6 1 (1.12%) LAN
6 1 (1.12%) WAN
6 1 (1.12%) VPN
6 1 (1.12%) IP Telephony
6 1 (1.12%) VLAN
6 1 (1.12%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (6.74%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.62%) Relational Database
3 4 (4.49%) DB2
4 2 (2.25%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.12%) Sybase ASE
5 1 (1.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.12%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 4 (4.49%) Maven
2 2 (2.25%) Eclipse
2 2 (2.25%) IntelliJ
2 2 (2.25%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 38 (42.70%) Front Office
2 35 (39.33%) Finance
3 31 (34.83%) Banking
4 12 (13.48%) Investment Banking
5 5 (5.62%) Back Office
6 2 (2.25%) Financial Institution
6 2 (2.25%) Legal
7 1 (1.12%) Advertising
7 1 (1.12%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 32 (35.96%) Analyst
2 14 (15.73%) Support Analyst
3 13 (14.61%) Business Analyst
4 12 (13.48%) Developer
5 10 (11.24%) Applications Support
6 9 (10.11%) Desktop Support
7 8 (8.99%) Java Developer
8 7 (7.87%) Consultant
9 6 (6.74%) 2nd Line Support
10 4 (4.49%) Trade Floor Support Analyst
10 4 (4.49%) Desktop Support Analyst
10 4 (4.49%) Desktop Analyst
10 4 (4.49%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 4 (4.49%) Help Desk Analyst
10 4 (4.49%) Support Engineer
11 3 (3.37%) Front Office Developer
11 3 (3.37%) Administrator
11 3 (3.37%) Desktop Engineer
11 3 (3.37%) Data Analyst
12 2 (2.25%) Applications Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (7.87%) JMS
2 6 (6.74%) XML
3 5 (5.62%) Middleware
3 5 (5.62%) Spring
3 5 (5.62%) Hibernate
4 4 (4.49%) FIX Protocol
5 3 (3.37%) XSLT
5 3 (3.37%) .NET
5 3 (3.37%) Java EE
6 2 (2.25%) Spring Integration
6 2 (2.25%) Murex Flex
6 2 (2.25%) Java SE
6 2 (2.25%) JNI
6 2 (2.25%) Rendezvous
7 1 (1.12%) FIXML
7 1 (1.12%) FpML
7 1 (1.12%) HTML
7 1 (1.12%) JTS
7 1 (1.12%) XBRL
7 1 (1.12%) JTA
Miscellaneous
1 19 (21.35%) Fixed Income
2 12 (13.48%) Blackberry
3 9 (10.11%) Derivative
4 6 (6.74%) Equities
4 6 (6.74%) Credit Derivative
5 5 (5.62%) Reference Data
5 5 (5.62%) Hedge funds
6 4 (4.49%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (4.49%) Fat Client
6 4 (4.49%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 4 (4.49%) Thin Client
7 3 (3.37%) iPad
8 2 (2.25%) Mobile App
8 2 (2.25%) Market Risk
8 2 (2.25%) Smartphone
8 2 (2.25%) iPhone
8 2 (2.25%) Video Conferencing
8 2 (2.25%) Grid Computing
8 2 (2.25%) Smartcard
9 1 (1.12%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 34 (38.20%) Windows
2 18 (20.22%) Windows 7
3 13 (14.61%) UNIX
4 8 (8.99%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (7.87%) Linux
6 6 (6.74%) Windows XP
7 4 (4.49%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (2.25%) Apple iOS
8 2 (2.25%) Windows 8
8 2 (2.25%) Windows Vista
9 1 (1.12%) Windows 2000
9 1 (1.12%) Solaris
9 1 (1.12%) Android
9 1 (1.12%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (23.60%) Asset Management
2 12 (13.48%) Investment Management
2 12 (13.48%) Business Analysis
3 11 (12.36%) ITIL
4 9 (10.11%) Electronic Trading
5 5 (5.62%) GAP Analysis
5 5 (5.62%) Data Analysis
6 4 (4.49%) Multithreading
6 4 (4.49%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (4.49%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (4.49%) E-Commerce
6 4 (4.49%) Project Management
7 3 (3.37%) Service Delivery
7 3 (3.37%) Data Modelling
7 3 (3.37%) RAD
7 3 (3.37%) Software Testing
7 3 (3.37%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (3.37%) Logical Data Model
8 2 (2.25%) Mentoring
8 2 (2.25%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 30 (33.71%) SQL
2 11 (12.36%) Java
3 6 (6.74%) PowerShell
3 6 (6.74%) VBA
4 5 (5.62%) C#
5 2 (2.25%) T-SQL
5 2 (2.25%) VBScript
5 2 (2.25%) C++
5 2 (2.25%) Perl
6 1 (1.12%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.12%) Python
6 1 (1.12%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 4 (4.49%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (2.25%) MCDST
2 2 (2.25%) MCITP
2 2 (2.25%) ISEB Practitioner
2 2 (2.25%) ISEB
2 2 (2.25%) A+ Certification
2 2 (2.25%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (2.25%) MCP
2 2 (2.25%) CISSP
3 1 (1.12%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.25%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (17.98%) Active Directory
2 4 (4.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (3.37%) Terminal Server
4 2 (2.25%) VMware Server
4 2 (2.25%) Hyper-V
4 2 (2.25%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 5 (5.62%) SCCM
2 2 (2.25%) SCVMM
2 2 (2.25%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.12%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (1.12%) Backup Exec
3 1 (1.12%) BMC Marimba
Vendors
1 44 (49.44%) Reuters
2 15 (16.85%) Microsoft
3 13 (14.61%) Citrix
4 9 (10.11%) Tradeweb
5 8 (8.99%) ION Trading
5 8 (8.99%) Charles River
6 7 (7.87%) Oracle
6 7 (7.87%) Fidessa
6 7 (7.87%) MarketAxess
6 7 (7.87%) thinkFolio
7 6 (6.74%) VMware
7 6 (6.74%) HP
7 6 (6.74%) TIBCO
8 5 (5.62%) Lotus
8 5 (5.62%) Sybase
8 5 (5.62%) Murex
9 4 (4.49%) FactSet
9 4 (4.49%) Cisco
10 3 (3.37%) SmartStream
10 3 (3.37%) Adobe
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