The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the City of London region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Bloomberg
Rank 153 133 127
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -6
Contract jobs citing Bloomberg 58 64 101
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.90% 1.03% 1.25%
As % of the Vendors category 2.03% 2.30% 3.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 50 86
Average daily rate £538 £481 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.68% +20.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £237 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £650 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £550 £200
% change year-on-year
-30.00% +175.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £19.00 - £18.19
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £14.00 £14.96
% change year-on-year
- -6.41%
Vendors Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
2854 2783 3309
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 44.22% 44.66% 40.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 2010 1965 2224
Average daily rate £425 £438 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £263 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 74 97
Average hourly rate £21.00 £22.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.54% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.44 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.18 £135.00 £40.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.90 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -5.50%
Bloomberg
London

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 18 April 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 18 April 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 69 (67.65%) Reuters
2 48 (47.06%) Windows
3 47 (46.08%) Finance
4 43 (42.16%) Banking
5 37 (36.27%) Front Office
6 24 (23.53%) UNIX
7 22 (21.57%) Blackberry
8 21 (20.59%) Citrix
9 20 (19.61%) Java
9 20 (19.61%) Microsoft
10 19 (18.63%) Linux
10 19 (18.63%) Windows 7
11 18 (17.65%) MS Office
12 17 (16.67%) MS Excel
12 17 (16.67%) ION Trading
12 17 (16.67%) Fixed Income
12 17 (16.67%) Investment Banking
13 16 (15.69%) Windows XP
14 15 (14.71%) Active Directory
15 14 (13.73%) UML
15 14 (13.73%) OO
16 13 (12.75%) Back Office
16 13 (12.75%) Financial Institution
16 13 (12.75%) VMware
16 13 (12.75%) ION MarketView
17 12 (11.76%) Risk Management
17 12 (11.76%) ITIL
17 12 (11.76%) .NET
17 12 (11.76%) Fidessa
18 11 (10.78%) SQL Server

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 9 (8.82%) IBM Notes
2 6 (5.88%) MS Exchange
3 5 (4.90%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 5 (4.90%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (3.92%) Exchange Server 2003
4 4 (3.92%) Lync
5 3 (2.94%) SharePoint
6 2 (1.96%) TIBCO EMS
6 2 (1.96%) MTS
7 1 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 18 (17.65%) MS Office
2 17 (16.67%) MS Excel
3 6 (5.88%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.96%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.96%) MS Project
5 1 (0.98%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 13 (12.75%) ION MarketView
2 11 (10.78%) RMDS
2 11 (10.78%) Eikon
3 8 (7.84%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.98%) 3000 Xtra
Communications & Networking
1 10 (9.80%) TCP/IP
1 10 (9.80%) DNS
1 10 (9.80%) Firewall
2 7 (6.86%) LAN
2 7 (6.86%) WAN
3 6 (5.88%) DHCP
4 5 (4.90%) Internet
5 4 (3.92%) Network Security
5 4 (3.92%) Multicast
6 3 (2.94%) Wi-Fi
6 3 (2.94%) VPN
7 2 (1.96%) IP Telephony
8 1 (0.98%) SAN
8 1 (0.98%) SMS
8 1 (0.98%) HTTP
8 1 (0.98%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (10.78%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.92%) Relational Database
3 3 (2.94%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (1.96%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (1.96%) KDB
4 2 (1.96%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (1.96%) MySQL
5 1 (0.98%) SQL Server 7
5 1 (0.98%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (0.98%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (0.98%) DTS
5 1 (0.98%) MS Access
5 1 (0.98%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (0.98%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.98%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.98%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 6 (5.88%) JUnit
2 2 (1.96%) Subversion
2 2 (1.96%) Mockito
2 2 (1.96%) jMock
3 1 (0.98%) MSI
3 1 (0.98%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (0.98%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.98%) Maven
3 1 (0.98%) JIRA
General
1 47 (46.08%) Finance
2 43 (42.16%) Banking
3 37 (36.27%) Front Office
4 17 (16.67%) Investment Banking
5 13 (12.75%) Back Office
5 13 (12.75%) Financial Institution
6 4 (3.92%) Advertising
7 1 (0.98%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 32 (31.37%) Analyst
2 20 (19.61%) Support Engineer
3 15 (14.71%) Support Analyst
4 13 (12.75%) Developer
5 12 (11.76%) Data Analyst
6 10 (9.80%) Desktop Support
7 9 (8.82%) Market Analyst
7 9 (8.82%) Market Data Analyst
7 9 (8.82%) Desktop Engineer
8 7 (6.86%) Market Data Support Analyst
9 5 (4.90%) Business Analyst
9 5 (4.90%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 4 (3.92%) Java Developer
11 3 (2.94%) Service Analyst
11 3 (2.94%) 2nd Line Support
11 3 (2.94%) Trade Floor Support Analyst
11 3 (2.94%) Market Data Engineer
11 3 (2.94%) IT Support
11 3 (2.94%) Desktop Analyst
11 3 (2.94%) Desktop Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (11.76%) .NET
2 7 (6.86%) Rendezvous
3 6 (5.88%) Spring
3 6 (5.88%) Middleware
4 5 (4.90%) JMS
4 5 (4.90%) Java EE
5 4 (3.92%) JTA
5 4 (3.92%) JTS
6 3 (2.94%) Web Services
6 3 (2.94%) XML
7 2 (1.96%) Hibernate
7 2 (1.96%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.98%) HTML
8 1 (0.98%) MSMQ
8 1 (0.98%) WCF
8 1 (0.98%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 22 (21.57%) Blackberry
2 17 (16.67%) Fixed Income
3 5 (4.90%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 5 (4.90%) iPhone
3 5 (4.90%) iPad
4 4 (3.92%) Equities
5 3 (2.94%) Hedge funds
5 3 (2.94%) PDA
5 3 (2.94%) Derivative
6 2 (1.96%) Interest Rate Derivative
6 2 (1.96%) Reference Data
6 2 (1.96%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.98%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.98%) Credit Risk
7 1 (0.98%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 48 (47.06%) Windows
2 24 (23.53%) UNIX
3 19 (18.63%) Linux
3 19 (18.63%) Windows 7
4 16 (15.69%) Windows XP
5 3 (2.94%) Mac OS X
5 3 (2.94%) Android
5 3 (2.94%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (2.94%) Apple iOS
6 2 (1.96%) Solaris
7 1 (0.98%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.98%) Windows 2000
7 1 (0.98%) AIX
7 1 (0.98%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (13.73%) UML
1 14 (13.73%) OO
2 12 (11.76%) Risk Management
2 12 (11.76%) ITIL
3 9 (8.82%) OOD
4 7 (6.86%) TDD
5 6 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (5.88%) Migration
5 6 (5.88%) Multithreading
6 5 (4.90%) Workflow
6 5 (4.90%) Investment Management
6 5 (4.90%) BDD
6 5 (4.90%) Asset Management
6 5 (4.90%) Business Analysis
7 4 (3.92%) Data Management
7 4 (3.92%) Software Engineering
7 4 (3.92%) DNA
7 4 (3.92%) Project Management
8 3 (2.94%) Validation
8 3 (2.94%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 20 (19.61%) Java
2 10 (9.80%) SQL
3 5 (4.90%) VBA
3 5 (4.90%) C#
3 5 (4.90%) PowerShell
4 4 (3.92%) C++
5 3 (2.94%) Shell Script
5 3 (2.94%) Perl
5 3 (2.94%) VB
6 2 (1.96%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.98%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.98%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.98%) VBScript
7 1 (0.98%) Python
Qualifications
1 8 (7.84%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (6.86%) Degree
3 5 (4.90%) MCP
3 5 (4.90%) MCSE
4 2 (1.96%) MCDST
5 1 (0.98%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.92%) SLA
2 3 (2.94%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 15 (14.71%) Active Directory
2 11 (10.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.96%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.98%) vSphere
4 1 (0.98%) XenApp
4 1 (0.98%) VMware Workstation
4 1 (0.98%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 8 (7.84%) SCCM
2 1 (0.98%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (0.98%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (0.98%) WSUS
Vendors
1 69 (67.65%) Reuters
2 21 (20.59%) Citrix
3 20 (19.61%) Microsoft
4 17 (16.67%) ION Trading
5 13 (12.75%) VMware
6 12 (11.76%) Fidessa
7 10 (9.80%) HP
8 9 (8.82%) Lotus
9 7 (6.86%) TIBCO
10 5 (4.90%) Sybase
10 5 (4.90%) JBoss
10 5 (4.90%) Oracle
10 5 (4.90%) Murex
10 5 (4.90%) MarketAxess
11 4 (3.92%) Tradeweb
11 4 (3.92%) LANDesk
11 4 (3.92%) Charles River
11 4 (3.92%) Apple
12 3 (2.94%) Dell
13 2 (1.96%) GoldenSource
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