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 7 May 2015 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
7 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Reuters
Rank 167 176 148
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -28
Contract jobs citing Reuters 29 35 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.53% 0.55% 0.87%
As % of the Vendors category 1.26% 1.24% 1.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 23 43
Average daily rate
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£260 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-38.82% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £224 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £657 £625 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £124 £475 £550
% change year-on-year
-73.89% -13.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £19.00 £39.51
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -51.90%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £14.00
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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
2302 2825 2810
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 41.87% 44.41% 44.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 1681 1985 1972
Average daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £603 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 50 86
Average hourly rate £17.50 £21.75 £23.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.54% -8.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £27.50 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -7.89%

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

Reuters
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 7 May 2015.

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

Reuters
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 7 May 2015, 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 52 (82.54%) Bloomberg
2 38 (60.32%) Finance
3 31 (49.21%) Windows
4 25 (39.68%) Banking
5 23 (36.51%) Windows 7
6 18 (28.57%) MS Office
7 17 (26.98%) Linux
7 17 (26.98%) UNIX
8 14 (22.22%) TCP/IP
8 14 (22.22%) Investment Banking
9 12 (19.05%) Blackberry
9 12 (19.05%) Microsoft
10 11 (17.46%) Project Management
10 11 (17.46%) iPad
11 10 (15.87%) Firewall
11 10 (15.87%) Fidessa
11 10 (15.87%) HP
11 10 (15.87%) Perl
12 9 (14.29%) Front Office
12 9 (14.29%) Financial Institution
12 9 (14.29%) FIX Protocol
13 8 (12.70%) RMDS
13 8 (12.70%) Windows 8
13 8 (12.70%) Back Office
13 8 (12.70%) MS Excel
14 7 (11.11%) SQL
14 7 (11.11%) ITIL
14 7 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
14 7 (11.11%) Cisco
14 7 (11.11%) Active Directory

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

For the 6 months to 7 May 2015, 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 4 (6.35%) MS Exchange
2 3 (4.76%) IBM Notes
3 2 (3.17%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.59%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 18 (28.57%) MS Office
2 8 (12.70%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.59%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 8 (12.70%) RMDS
2 6 (9.52%) Eikon
3 1 (1.59%) 3000 Xtra
3 1 (1.59%) Summit
Communications & Networking
1 14 (22.22%) TCP/IP
2 10 (15.87%) Firewall
3 5 (7.94%) VPN
3 5 (7.94%) Multicast
4 4 (6.35%) Cisco IOS
4 4 (6.35%) VoIP
5 3 (4.76%) Internet
6 2 (3.17%) DNS
7 1 (1.59%) LAN
7 1 (1.59%) SSL
7 1 (1.59%) WAN
7 1 (1.59%) DHCP
7 1 (1.59%) FTP
7 1 (1.59%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.35%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.17%) Relational Database
2 2 (3.17%) DTS
3 1 (1.59%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (1.59%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.59%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 5 (7.94%) JIRA
2 2 (3.17%) Maven
2 2 (3.17%) JUnit
3 1 (1.59%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.59%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (1.59%) Subversion
3 1 (1.59%) NUnit
General
1 38 (60.32%) Finance
2 25 (39.68%) Banking
3 14 (22.22%) Investment Banking
4 9 (14.29%) Front Office
4 9 (14.29%) Financial Institution
5 8 (12.70%) Back Office
6 3 (4.76%) Retail
7 2 (3.17%) Retail Banking
7 2 (3.17%) Marketing
7 2 (3.17%) Legal
8 1 (1.59%) Advertising
8 1 (1.59%) Publishing
8 1 (1.59%) Law
8 1 (1.59%) Telecoms
8 1 (1.59%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 17 (26.98%) Analyst
2 13 (20.63%) Support Analyst
3 11 (17.46%) Support Engineer
4 7 (11.11%) Applications Support
4 7 (11.11%) Desktop Support
4 7 (11.11%) Desktop Engineer
5 6 (9.52%) Market Data Engineer
6 5 (7.94%) Developer
6 5 (7.94%) Applications Support Analyst
7 4 (6.35%) Network Engineer
7 4 (6.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 3 (4.76%) Support Consultant
8 3 (4.76%) Consultant
8 3 (4.76%) Programme Manager
8 3 (4.76%) Market Data Support Engineer
8 3 (4.76%) Trade Floor Support Analyst
8 3 (4.76%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 2 (3.17%) Help Desk Support
9 2 (3.17%) Desktop Support Analyst
9 2 (3.17%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (14.29%) FIX Protocol
2 3 (4.76%) Rendezvous
3 2 (3.17%) TIBCO EMS
3 2 (3.17%) WinForms
3 2 (3.17%) .NET
4 1 (1.59%) Task Parallel Library
4 1 (1.59%) Gherkin
4 1 (1.59%) REST
4 1 (1.59%) Unity DI Container
4 1 (1.59%) Akka
4 1 (1.59%) LINQ
4 1 (1.59%) WCF
4 1 (1.59%) WPF
4 1 (1.59%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.59%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 12 (19.05%) Blackberry
2 11 (17.46%) iPad
3 4 (6.35%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (4.76%) iPhone
4 3 (4.76%) Hedge funds
5 2 (3.17%) Derivative
5 2 (3.17%) Equity Derivative
6 1 (1.59%) Thin Client
6 1 (1.59%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (1.59%) Equities
6 1 (1.59%) Fixed Income
6 1 (1.59%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.59%) Smartcard
6 1 (1.59%) Inversion of Control
6 1 (1.59%) Social Media
6 1 (1.59%) Algorithms
6 1 (1.59%) Eurex
6 1 (1.59%) BYOD
6 1 (1.59%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.59%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 31 (49.21%) Windows
2 23 (36.51%) Windows 7
3 17 (26.98%) Linux
3 17 (26.98%) UNIX
4 8 (12.70%) Windows 8
5 7 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (9.52%) Windows XP
7 4 (6.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (6.35%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (4.76%) Solaris
9 2 (3.17%) Windows Vista
10 1 (1.59%) Android
10 1 (1.59%) Apple iOS
10 1 (1.59%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (17.46%) Project Management
2 7 (11.11%) ITIL
3 6 (9.52%) Electronic Trading
4 5 (7.94%) Low Latency
5 4 (6.35%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (6.35%) Performance Analysis
5 4 (6.35%) Multithreading
5 4 (6.35%) Service Management
6 3 (4.76%) Migration
6 3 (4.76%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (4.76%) Risk Management
6 3 (4.76%) Investment Management
6 3 (4.76%) Time Management
6 3 (4.76%) BDD
7 2 (3.17%) Asset Management
7 2 (3.17%) Release Management
7 2 (3.17%) Problem Management
7 2 (3.17%) Analytics
7 2 (3.17%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (3.17%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 10 (15.87%) Perl
2 7 (11.11%) SQL
2 7 (11.11%) PowerShell
3 5 (7.94%) Python
3 5 (7.94%) Java
3 5 (7.94%) C#
3 5 (7.94%) Shell Script
4 3 (4.76%) C++
4 3 (4.76%) VBA
5 2 (3.17%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.59%) VBScript
6 1 (1.59%) Tcl
6 1 (1.59%) Scala
6 1 (1.59%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 7 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (6.35%) CCNP
2 4 (6.35%) ITIL Certification
2 4 (6.35%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (4.76%) MCSE
4 2 (3.17%) MCP
5 1 (1.59%) MCSA
5 1 (1.59%) A+ Certification
5 1 (1.59%) MCDST
5 1 (1.59%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.59%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (11.11%) Active Directory
2 3 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.17%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (1.59%) VMware ESX
4 1 (1.59%) VMware Workstation
4 1 (1.59%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.59%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 3 (4.76%) ITRS Geneos
1 3 (4.76%) SCCM
2 1 (1.59%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 52 (82.54%) Bloomberg
2 12 (19.05%) Microsoft
3 10 (15.87%) Fidessa
3 10 (15.87%) HP
4 7 (11.11%) Cisco
5 6 (9.52%) Apple
6 5 (7.94%) TIBCO
7 4 (6.35%) Red Hat
7 4 (6.35%) VMware
8 3 (4.76%) Oracle
8 3 (4.76%) Citrix
8 3 (4.76%) Lotus
8 3 (4.76%) CQG
9 2 (3.17%) ION Trading
9 2 (3.17%) MarketAxess
9 2 (3.17%) DevExpress
9 2 (3.17%) Symantec
9 2 (3.17%) Radianz
9 2 (3.17%) Dell
10 1 (1.59%) Sun
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