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 6 July 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
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Reuters
Rank 181 180 159
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -21
Contract jobs citing Reuters 22 20 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.39% 0.35% 0.81%
As % of the Vendors category 0.88% 0.77% 1.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 14 41
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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 £221 £195 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £610 £625 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £128 £385 -
% change year-on-year
-66.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £39.51
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £15.50
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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
2486 2612 3140
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 43.58% 45.55% 45.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 1845 1799 2191
Average daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £240 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £588
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 46 116
Average hourly rate £17.98 £20.50 £19.55
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.29% +4.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.78 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £32.03 £59.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+8.82% -12.82%

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 6 July 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 6 July 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 41 (67.21%) Bloomberg
2 40 (65.57%) Finance
3 29 (47.54%) Windows
4 25 (40.98%) Banking
5 17 (27.87%) MS Office
5 17 (27.87%) Blackberry
6 15 (24.59%) Investment Banking
6 15 (24.59%) Windows 7
7 14 (22.95%) TCP/IP
8 12 (19.67%) UNIX
8 12 (19.67%) Linux
9 11 (18.03%) Microsoft
9 11 (18.03%) Active Directory
9 11 (18.03%) Project Management
10 10 (16.39%) Firewall
10 10 (16.39%) iPad
11 9 (14.75%) Perl
12 8 (13.11%) ITIL
12 8 (13.11%) MS Excel
12 8 (13.11%) Citrix
12 8 (13.11%) Financial Institution
12 8 (13.11%) Service Management
12 8 (13.11%) RMDS
13 7 (11.48%) Windows 8
13 7 (11.48%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 7 (11.48%) HP
13 7 (11.48%) Cisco
14 6 (9.84%) SQL
14 6 (9.84%) Front Office
14 6 (9.84%) FactSet

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Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 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 7 (11.48%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 3 (4.92%) IBM Notes
2 3 (4.92%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 17 (27.87%) MS Office
2 8 (13.11%) MS Excel
3 3 (4.92%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 8 (13.11%) RMDS
2 5 (8.20%) Eikon
3 1 (1.64%) Summit
Communications & Networking
1 14 (22.95%) TCP/IP
2 10 (16.39%) Firewall
3 5 (8.20%) Multicast
3 5 (8.20%) VPN
4 4 (6.56%) VoIP
4 4 (6.56%) Cisco IOS
5 2 (3.28%) WAN
5 2 (3.28%) LAN
5 2 (3.28%) Internet
6 1 (1.64%) DNS
6 1 (1.64%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.92%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.28%) DTS
2 2 (3.28%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.64%) Oracle BI EE
3 1 (1.64%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 4 (6.56%) JIRA
2 2 (3.28%) Maven
2 2 (3.28%) JUnit
3 1 (1.64%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.64%) NUnit
3 1 (1.64%) Subversion
3 1 (1.64%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 40 (65.57%) Finance
2 25 (40.98%) Banking
3 15 (24.59%) Investment Banking
4 8 (13.11%) Financial Institution
5 6 (9.84%) Front Office
6 2 (3.28%) Back Office
6 2 (3.28%) Legal
6 2 (3.28%) Retail Banking
6 2 (3.28%) Retail
6 2 (3.28%) Marketing
7 1 (1.64%) Private Banking
7 1 (1.64%) Publishing
7 1 (1.64%) Law
7 1 (1.64%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (14.75%) Support Engineer
2 8 (13.11%) Analyst
3 6 (9.84%) Support Analyst
3 6 (9.84%) Desktop Engineer
3 6 (9.84%) Help Desk Engineer
3 6 (9.84%) Market Data Engineer
4 5 (8.20%) Developer
4 5 (8.20%) Programme Manager
5 4 (6.56%) Desktop Support
5 4 (6.56%) Network Engineer
5 4 (6.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (4.92%) Administrator
6 3 (4.92%) Applications Support
6 3 (4.92%) Trade Floor Support Analyst
6 3 (4.92%) Market Data Support Engineer
6 3 (4.92%) Market Data Administrator
6 3 (4.92%) Data Administrator
7 2 (3.28%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
7 2 (3.28%) Deskside Support
7 2 (3.28%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (8.20%) FIX Protocol
2 3 (4.92%) Rendezvous
3 2 (3.28%) WinForms
3 2 (3.28%) .NET
3 2 (3.28%) TIBCO EMS
4 1 (1.64%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.64%) WCF
4 1 (1.64%) WPF
4 1 (1.64%) LINQ
4 1 (1.64%) Task Parallel Library
4 1 (1.64%) Gherkin
4 1 (1.64%) Unity DI Container
4 1 (1.64%) Akka
Miscellaneous
1 17 (27.87%) Blackberry
2 10 (16.39%) iPad
3 5 (8.20%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (4.92%) Data Centre
5 2 (3.28%) Hedge funds
5 2 (3.28%) Fixed Income
5 2 (3.28%) Derivative
5 2 (3.28%) Equity Derivative
5 2 (3.28%) iPhone
6 1 (1.64%) Inversion of Control
6 1 (1.64%) Social Media
6 1 (1.64%) Equities
6 1 (1.64%) Tandem
6 1 (1.64%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.64%) Algorithms
6 1 (1.64%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 29 (47.54%) Windows
2 15 (24.59%) Windows 7
3 12 (19.67%) UNIX
3 12 (19.67%) Linux
4 7 (11.48%) Windows 8
5 4 (6.56%) Windows XP
5 4 (6.56%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (6.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (4.92%) Solaris
6 3 (4.92%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (1.64%) Windows Vista
7 1 (1.64%) Android
7 1 (1.64%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (18.03%) Project Management
2 8 (13.11%) Service Management
2 8 (13.11%) ITIL
3 5 (8.20%) Risk Management
3 5 (8.20%) Investment Management
3 5 (8.20%) Low Latency
4 4 (6.56%) Performance Analysis
4 4 (6.56%) Multithreading
4 4 (6.56%) Electronic Trading
4 4 (6.56%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 3 (4.92%) BDD
5 3 (4.92%) Time Management
5 3 (4.92%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (4.92%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (3.28%) Problem Management
6 2 (3.28%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (3.28%) Change Management
6 2 (3.28%) Migration
6 2 (3.28%) Asset Management
6 2 (3.28%) OO
Programming Languages
1 9 (14.75%) Perl
2 6 (9.84%) SQL
3 5 (8.20%) Python
3 5 (8.20%) PowerShell
4 4 (6.56%) Shell Script
4 4 (6.56%) Java
4 4 (6.56%) C#
5 3 (4.92%) C++
6 2 (3.28%) T-SQL
6 2 (3.28%) VBA
7 1 (1.64%) Tcl
7 1 (1.64%) Groovy
7 1 (1.64%) Scala
Qualifications
1 4 (6.56%) CCNP
1 4 (6.56%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (6.56%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (4.92%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (3.28%) MCSE
4 1 (1.64%) MCSA
4 1 (1.64%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.92%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (18.03%) Active Directory
2 6 (9.84%) XenApp
3 2 (3.28%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (3.28%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.64%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 3 (4.92%) ITRS Geneos
2 1 (1.64%) SCCM
Vendors
1 41 (67.21%) Bloomberg
2 11 (18.03%) Microsoft
3 8 (13.11%) Citrix
4 7 (11.48%) HP
4 7 (11.48%) Cisco
5 6 (9.84%) FactSet
6 5 (8.20%) Oracle
6 5 (8.20%) TIBCO
6 5 (8.20%) Apple
7 4 (6.56%) Fidessa
7 4 (6.56%) Red Hat
8 3 (4.92%) Lotus
8 3 (4.92%) VMware
9 2 (3.28%) ION Trading
9 2 (3.28%) Radianz
9 2 (3.28%) CQG
9 2 (3.28%) MarketAxess
9 2 (3.28%) DevExpress
10 1 (1.64%) Splunk
10 1 (1.64%) Infragistics
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