The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Reuters 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 Reuters over the 3 months to 28 August 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 Reuters Group PLC.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Reuters
Rank 175 162 152
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -10
Contract jobs citing Reuters 22 57 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.38% 0.79% 0.95%
As % of the Vendors category 0.83% 1.71% 2.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 37 32
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £174 £176
10% offered a daily rate of more than £582 £610 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £180 £153
% change year-on-year
+108.33% +18.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £18.00 £16.43
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +9.53%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.00 - -
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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
2655 3341 3370
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 45.64% 46.10% 43.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 1857 2320 2299
Average daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £593 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 94 96
Average hourly rate £21.00 £22.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.54% +12.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.47 £13.97 £13.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.50 £59.00 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £19.30 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-6.73% +1.57%

Reuters
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

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

Reuters Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Reuters
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 Reuters across the City of London region.

Reuters Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Reuters across the City of London region over the 3 months to 28 August 2014.

Reuters Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Reuters
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 Reuters across the City of London region.

Reuters Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing Reuters 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 Reuters.

1 38 (69.09%) Bloomberg
2 23 (41.82%) Windows
3 22 (40.00%) Banking
4 21 (38.18%) Finance
5 17 (30.91%) MS Office
6 16 (29.09%) Active Directory
7 15 (27.27%) Citrix
7 15 (27.27%) Front Office
8 14 (25.45%) Linux
9 12 (21.82%) UNIX
10 11 (20.00%) Java
10 11 (20.00%) SQL
10 11 (20.00%) Blackberry
10 11 (20.00%) Investment Banking
11 9 (16.36%) RMDS
11 9 (16.36%) VMware
11 9 (16.36%) Oracle
12 8 (14.55%) Microsoft
12 8 (14.55%) Electronic Trading
13 7 (12.73%) MarketAxess
13 7 (12.73%) Windows 7
13 7 (12.73%) Fixed Income
13 7 (12.73%) ITIL
13 7 (12.73%) MS Excel
14 6 (10.91%) XML
14 6 (10.91%) Back Office
14 6 (10.91%) Firewall
14 6 (10.91%) TIBCO
14 6 (10.91%) Derivative
15 5 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure

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Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing Reuters 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 Reuters. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (9.09%) MS Exchange
2 4 (7.27%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 4 (7.27%) IBM Notes
3 2 (3.64%) WebLogic
3 2 (3.64%) WebSphere
3 2 (3.64%) Oracle Coherence
3 2 (3.64%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 17 (30.91%) MS Office
2 7 (12.73%) MS Excel
3 4 (7.27%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (3.64%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (1.82%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 9 (16.36%) RMDS
2 3 (5.45%) LatentZero
3 2 (3.64%) ION MarketView
3 2 (3.64%) Murex MxG2000
4 1 (1.82%) Markit EDM
4 1 (1.82%) Eikon
4 1 (1.82%) Tesseract
4 1 (1.82%) Minerva
4 1 (1.82%) Sentinel
4 1 (1.82%) Khalix
4 1 (1.82%) SimCorp Dimension
4 1 (1.82%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 6 (10.91%) Firewall
2 4 (7.27%) DNS
2 4 (7.27%) DHCP
3 2 (3.64%) SSH
3 2 (3.64%) NAS
3 2 (3.64%) Cisco Nexus
3 2 (3.64%) Multicast
4 1 (1.82%) Network Security
4 1 (1.82%) VPN
4 1 (1.82%) LAN
4 1 (1.82%) WAN
4 1 (1.82%) Internet
4 1 (1.82%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.27%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.64%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (3.64%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (3.64%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.82%) MS Access
3 1 (1.82%) Data Mining
3 1 (1.82%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (1.82%) Text Mining
3 1 (1.82%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 3 (5.45%) Eclipse
2 2 (3.64%) IntelliJ
2 2 (3.64%) JUnit
3 1 (1.82%) MSI
General
1 22 (40.00%) Banking
2 21 (38.18%) Finance
3 15 (27.27%) Front Office
4 11 (20.00%) Investment Banking
5 6 (10.91%) Back Office
6 2 (3.64%) Financial Institution
7 1 (1.82%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (1.82%) Law
Job Titles
1 17 (30.91%) Analyst
2 8 (14.55%) Developer
3 7 (12.73%) Support Analyst
3 7 (12.73%) Desktop Support
4 5 (9.09%) Support Engineer
4 5 (9.09%) Java Developer
4 5 (9.09%) Desktop Engineer
4 5 (9.09%) Desktop Analyst
5 4 (7.27%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 4 (7.27%) 2nd Line Support
6 3 (5.45%) Data Analyst
6 3 (5.45%) Market Data Engineer
7 2 (3.64%) Market Data Support Analyst
7 2 (3.64%) Market Data Analyst
7 2 (3.64%) Market Analyst
7 2 (3.64%) Support Team Leader
7 2 (3.64%) Team Leader
7 2 (3.64%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 2 (3.64%) Service Desk Analyst
7 2 (3.64%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (10.91%) XML
2 5 (9.09%) Rendezvous
3 4 (7.27%) Hibernate
3 4 (7.27%) Spring
4 3 (5.45%) XSLT
4 3 (5.45%) .NET
5 2 (3.64%) Spring Integration
5 2 (3.64%) JMS
5 2 (3.64%) JNI
5 2 (3.64%) Java SE
5 2 (3.64%) Java EE
5 2 (3.64%) Murex Flex
6 1 (1.82%) Murex MxML
6 1 (1.82%) REST
6 1 (1.82%) WSDL
6 1 (1.82%) SOAP
6 1 (1.82%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 11 (20.00%) Blackberry
2 7 (12.73%) Fixed Income
3 6 (10.91%) Derivative
4 5 (9.09%) Equities
4 5 (9.09%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 2 (3.64%) Credit Derivative
5 2 (3.64%) Grid Computing
5 2 (3.64%) CLARiiON
5 2 (3.64%) Equity Derivative
6 1 (1.82%) Ontologies
6 1 (1.82%) Informatics
6 1 (1.82%) Life Science
6 1 (1.82%) Semantic Web
6 1 (1.82%) Visualisation
6 1 (1.82%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 23 (41.82%) Windows
2 14 (25.45%) Linux
3 12 (21.82%) UNIX
4 7 (12.73%) Windows 7
5 5 (9.09%) Windows XP
6 3 (5.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (1.82%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (1.82%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (14.55%) Electronic Trading
2 7 (12.73%) ITIL
3 3 (5.45%) Project Management
3 3 (5.45%) Investment Management
3 3 (5.45%) Multithreading
4 2 (3.64%) Configuration Management
4 2 (3.64%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (3.64%) Analytics
4 2 (3.64%) Change Management
4 2 (3.64%) Risk Management
4 2 (3.64%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (1.82%) TDD
5 1 (1.82%) Asset Management
5 1 (1.82%) Software Engineering
5 1 (1.82%) Business Analysis
5 1 (1.82%) Software Testing
5 1 (1.82%) Business Development
5 1 (1.82%) Load Balancing
5 1 (1.82%) Problem Management
5 1 (1.82%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (20.00%) Java
1 11 (20.00%) SQL
2 5 (9.09%) C#
3 4 (7.27%) Perl
4 2 (3.64%) PL/SQL
4 2 (3.64%) C++
4 2 (3.64%) VBA
4 2 (3.64%) Python
4 2 (3.64%) Korn
4 2 (3.64%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.82%) SPARQL
5 1 (1.82%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.82%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (3.64%) MCP
1 2 (3.64%) MCSE
1 2 (3.64%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (1.82%) MCDST
2 1 (1.82%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.45%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (29.09%) Active Directory
2 5 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (5.45%) Terminal Server
4 1 (1.82%) VMware Workstation
4 1 (1.82%) XenApp
4 1 (1.82%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (5.45%) SCCM
2 2 (3.64%) BMC Marimba
2 2 (3.64%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (1.82%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 38 (69.09%) Bloomberg
2 15 (27.27%) Citrix
3 9 (16.36%) Oracle
3 9 (16.36%) VMware
4 8 (14.55%) Microsoft
5 7 (12.73%) MarketAxess
6 6 (10.91%) TIBCO
7 4 (7.27%) Lotus
8 3 (5.45%) Red Hat
8 3 (5.45%) Remedy
8 3 (5.45%) ION Trading
8 3 (5.45%) Adobe
8 3 (5.45%) Murex
8 3 (5.45%) Sybase
8 3 (5.45%) Cisco
8 3 (5.45%) Fidessa
8 3 (5.45%) HP
8 3 (5.45%) Trayport
9 2 (3.64%) F5
9 2 (3.64%) EMC