The table below looks at the statistics for Eikon skills 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 Eikon over the 3 months to 12 February 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.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Thomson Reuters Eikon
Rank 151 186 199
Rank change year-on-year
+35 +13
Contract jobs citing Eikon 2 2 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.064% 0.039% 0.12%
As % of the Business Applications category 0.86% 0.47% 1.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 7
Average daily rate - £188 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -16.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate - - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Eikon
London

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Business Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Business Applications Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Business Applications category
232 430 443
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 7.37% 8.36% 7.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 158 316 282
Average daily rate £480 £475 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.05% +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £637 £650 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £425 £415
% change year-on-year
- +2.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 5
Average hourly rate £39.50 £45.50 £29.20
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.18% +55.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.10 £45.50 £22.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.90 £45.50 £32.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £17.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+116.90% -49.28%

Eikon
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Eikon across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Business Applications category.

Eikon Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Eikon
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 Eikon across the City of London region.

Eikon Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Eikon
Top 28 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing Eikon 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 Eikon.

1 8 (100.00%) Windows
1 8 (100.00%) Reuters
1 8 (100.00%) Bloomberg
1 8 (100.00%) Finance
1 8 (100.00%) Windows 7
2 6 (75.00%) iPad
2 6 (75.00%) Banking
2 6 (75.00%) Retail
2 6 (75.00%) Retail Banking
2 6 (75.00%) iPhone
2 6 (75.00%) Lotus
2 6 (75.00%) Apple
2 6 (75.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 6 (75.00%) Blackberry
2 6 (75.00%) IBM Notes
2 6 (75.00%) Windows XP
2 6 (75.00%) Windows Server
3 4 (50.00%) MS Office
4 2 (25.00%) Hedge funds
4 2 (25.00%) FactSet
4 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (25.00%) Financial Institution
4 2 (25.00%) Front Office
4 2 (25.00%) Fixed Income
4 2 (25.00%) Equities
4 2 (25.00%) Fidessa
4 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
4 2 (25.00%) CQG

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

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing Eikon 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 Eikon. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (75.00%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 4 (50.00%) MS Office
2 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
General
1 8 (100.00%) Finance
2 6 (75.00%) Banking
2 6 (75.00%) Retail
2 6 (75.00%) Retail Banking
3 2 (25.00%) Financial Institution
3 2 (25.00%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 6 (75.00%) Desktop Engineer
2 5 (62.50%) Deskside Engineer
2 5 (62.50%) Service Desk Engineer
3 4 (50.00%) 1st/2nd Line Desktop Support
3 4 (50.00%) 1st/2nd Line Support
3 4 (50.00%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
3 4 (50.00%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
3 4 (50.00%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Engineer
3 4 (50.00%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 4 (50.00%) 2nd Line Support
3 4 (50.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 4 (50.00%) Desktop Support
3 4 (50.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 4 (50.00%) Support Engineer
4 3 (37.50%) Deskside Support
4 3 (37.50%) Deskside Support Engineer
4 3 (37.50%) Service Desk Support
Miscellaneous
1 6 (75.00%) Blackberry
1 6 (75.00%) iPad
1 6 (75.00%) iPhone
2 2 (25.00%) Equities
2 2 (25.00%) Fixed Income
2 2 (25.00%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 8 (100.00%) Windows
1 8 (100.00%) Windows 7
2 6 (75.00%) Windows Server
2 6 (75.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 6 (75.00%) Windows XP
3 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
Vendors
1 8 (100.00%) Bloomberg
1 8 (100.00%) Reuters
2 6 (75.00%) Apple
2 6 (75.00%) Lotus
3 2 (25.00%) CQG
3 2 (25.00%) FactSet
3 2 (25.00%) Fidessa