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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Reuters over the 3 months to 27 May 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.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are not representative of contractor rates within Reuters Group PLC.

3 months to
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Reuters
Rank 151 170 173
Rank change year-on-year
+19 +3
Contract jobs citing Reuters 13 30 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.38% 0.55% 0.57%
As % of the Vendors category 0.95% 1.29% 1.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 25 23
Median daily rate £495 £260 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+90.38% -38.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £220 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £850 £604 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £128 £475
% change year-on-year
+272.54% -73.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £19.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
Reuters
London

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
1368 2326 2608
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 40.44% 42.69% 43.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 1062 1723 1836
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £260 £254
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £588 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.40% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 60 42
Median hourly rate £19.00 £17.98 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.67% -14.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.25 £26.65 £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%

Reuters
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the City of London region citing Reuters as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 27 May 2016.

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 27 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Reuters also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region with a requirement for Reuters.

1 32 (80.00%) Bloomberg
2 25 (62.50%) Finance
3 18 (45.00%) Windows
4 14 (35.00%) MS Office
4 14 (35.00%) SQL
5 13 (32.50%) Unix
5 13 (32.50%) Banking
6 12 (30.00%) MS Excel
7 10 (25.00%) SQL Server
7 10 (25.00%) Fixed Income
7 10 (25.00%) Equities
7 10 (25.00%) Front Office
8 9 (22.50%) Migration
8 9 (22.50%) VMware
8 9 (22.50%) Investment Banking
8 9 (22.50%) HP
8 9 (22.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 9 (22.50%) VMware Infrastructure
9 8 (20.00%) Windows 7
9 8 (20.00%) Markit EDM
9 8 (20.00%) Enterprise Software
9 8 (20.00%) Citrix
9 8 (20.00%) Blackberry
9 8 (20.00%) Microsoft
9 8 (20.00%) Active Directory
9 8 (20.00%) Perl
9 8 (20.00%) Asset Management
9 8 (20.00%) Derivative
10 7 (17.50%) DataSynapse
10 7 (17.50%) Linux

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (7.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 3 (7.50%) SharePoint
2 2 (5.00%) Skype for Business
3 1 (2.50%) WebSphere
3 1 (2.50%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 14 (35.00%) MS Office
2 12 (30.00%) MS Excel
3 3 (7.50%) MS Visio
4 2 (5.00%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 8 (20.00%) Markit EDM
2 4 (10.00%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.50%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (7.50%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.50%) DNS
1 3 (7.50%) SAN
1 3 (7.50%) WebEx
2 2 (5.00%) Internet
2 2 (5.00%) Skype
3 1 (2.50%) NAS
3 1 (2.50%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (7.50%) Big Data
2 3 (7.50%) Crystal Reports
2 3 (7.50%) Hadoop
2 3 (7.50%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 6 (15.00%) ClearCase
1 6 (15.00%) ClearQuest
1 6 (15.00%) JIRA
1 6 (15.00%) Subversion
General
1 25 (62.50%) Finance
2 13 (32.50%) Banking
3 10 (25.00%) Front Office
4 9 (22.50%) Investment Banking
5 3 (7.50%) Financial Institution
6 1 (2.50%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 13 (32.50%) Analyst
2 7 (17.50%) Applications Support
2 7 (17.50%) Developer
2 7 (17.50%) Support Analyst
3 6 (15.00%) Database Developer
3 6 (15.00%) Database Programmer
3 6 (15.00%) Programmer
3 6 (15.00%) Sybase Developer
4 4 (10.00%) Applications Support Analyst
4 4 (10.00%) Desktop Support
5 3 (7.50%) Architect
5 3 (7.50%) Data Analyst
5 3 (7.50%) Excel Analyst
5 3 (7.50%) Platform Architect
5 3 (7.50%) Solutions Architect
5 3 (7.50%) SQL Analyst
5 3 (7.50%) SQL Data Analyst
6 2 (5.00%) CRM Analyst
6 2 (5.00%) Data Engineer
6 2 (5.00%) Market Data Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.50%) FIX Protocol
1 1 (2.50%) RFC 822
1 1 (2.50%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 10 (25.00%) Equities
1 10 (25.00%) Fixed Income
2 9 (22.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 8 (20.00%) Blackberry
3 8 (20.00%) Derivative
3 8 (20.00%) Enterprise Software
4 6 (15.00%) Equity Derivative
5 3 (7.50%) Data Centre
5 3 (7.50%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (5.00%) Hedge funds
6 2 (5.00%) HP Storage
6 2 (5.00%) iPad
6 2 (5.00%) iPhone
7 1 (2.50%) BYOD
7 1 (2.50%) CMDB
7 1 (2.50%) Market Risk
7 1 (2.50%) Mobile App
7 1 (2.50%) OTC Derivatives
7 1 (2.50%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 18 (45.00%) Windows
2 13 (32.50%) Unix
3 8 (20.00%) Windows 7
4 7 (17.50%) Linux
4 7 (17.50%) Windows Server
5 4 (10.00%) AIX
6 3 (7.50%) Apple iOS
7 2 (5.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (5.00%) Windows 10
7 2 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (2.50%) Android
8 1 (2.50%) Mac OS X
8 1 (2.50%) Solaris
8 1 (2.50%) Windows 8
8 1 (2.50%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (2.50%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (2.50%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (22.50%) Migration
2 8 (20.00%) Asset Management
3 7 (17.50%) Configuration Management
4 6 (15.00%) Analytics
4 6 (15.00%) Issue Tracking
4 6 (15.00%) Problem Management
4 6 (15.00%) Web Development
5 5 (12.50%) Portfolio Management
6 4 (10.00%) CRM
6 4 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
6 4 (10.00%) E-Commerce
6 4 (10.00%) Investment Management
6 4 (10.00%) ITIL
7 3 (7.50%) High Availability
7 3 (7.50%) Low Latency
7 3 (7.50%) Security Management
7 3 (7.50%) Validation
8 2 (5.00%) Fund Management
8 2 (5.00%) Incident Management
8 2 (5.00%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (35.00%) SQL
2 8 (20.00%) Perl
3 6 (15.00%) C#
3 6 (15.00%) T-SQL
4 5 (12.50%) PowerShell
5 3 (7.50%) VBA
6 2 (5.00%) Python
7 1 (2.50%) MATLAB
7 1 (2.50%) Shell Script
7 1 (2.50%) VB
Qualifications
1 6 (15.00%) Degree
2 2 (5.00%) MCSE
2 2 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.50%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.50%) Data Quality
2 2 (5.00%) SLA
3 1 (2.50%) AIFMD
3 1 (2.50%) EMIR
3 1 (2.50%) MiFID
3 1 (2.50%) QA
3 1 (2.50%) Solvency II
System Software
1 9 (22.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (20.00%) Active Directory
3 3 (7.50%) Oracle RAC
4 2 (5.00%) Xen
5 1 (2.50%) Samba
5 1 (2.50%) Sendmail
5 1 (2.50%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 4 (10.00%) SCCM
2 1 (2.50%) BladeLogic
2 1 (2.50%) BMC PATROL
2 1 (2.50%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 1 (2.50%) Thomson Reuters DACS
Vendors
1 32 (80.00%) Bloomberg
2 9 (22.50%) HP
2 9 (22.50%) VMware
3 8 (20.00%) Citrix
3 8 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 7 (17.50%) DataSynapse
4 7 (17.50%) FactSet
5 6 (15.00%) Dell
5 6 (15.00%) Sybase
6 5 (12.50%) Fidessa
7 4 (10.00%) Charles River
8 3 (7.50%) Hortonworks
8 3 (7.50%) IBM
8 3 (7.50%) Oracle
8 3 (7.50%) Polycom
9 2 (5.00%) CQG
9 2 (5.00%) eSpeed
9 2 (5.00%) Intel Security
9 2 (5.00%) Red Hat
10 1 (2.50%) Symantec