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 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Reuters
Rank 150 160 152
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -8
Contract jobs citing Reuters 36 41 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.73% 0.69% 0.73%
As % of the Vendors category 1.65% 1.59% 1.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 29 40
Average daily rate
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£394 £250 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+57.50% -50.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £166 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £605 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £358 £130 £575
% change year-on-year
+175.00% -77.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Average hourly rate - £18.70 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -18.69%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £10.00 -
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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
2177 2575 2477
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 43.91% 43.06% 43.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 1609 1820 1776
Average daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 60 70
Average hourly rate £19.00 £18.70 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.60% -8.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.30 £13.00 £14.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.50 £30.83 £49.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -13.15%

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 29 January 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 29 January 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 56 (82.35%) Bloomberg
2 41 (60.29%) Windows
3 36 (52.94%) Finance
4 26 (38.24%) Windows 7
5 24 (35.29%) Banking
6 19 (27.94%) Blackberry
7 18 (26.47%) UNIX
7 18 (26.47%) MS Office
8 17 (25.00%) Linux
9 13 (19.12%) Citrix
10 12 (17.65%) Active Directory
10 12 (17.65%) Cisco
10 12 (17.65%) SQL
10 12 (17.65%) Front Office
10 12 (17.65%) Investment Banking
11 11 (16.18%) FIX Protocol
11 11 (16.18%) Firewall
11 11 (16.18%) Microsoft
11 11 (16.18%) Fidessa
11 11 (16.18%) Microsoft Certification
12 10 (14.71%) TCP/IP
12 10 (14.71%) Windows Server 2008
13 9 (13.24%) Windows XP
14 8 (11.76%) MS Excel
14 8 (11.76%) ITIL
14 8 (11.76%) Java
14 8 (11.76%) Back Office
14 8 (11.76%) VMware
15 7 (10.29%) Perl
15 7 (10.29%) MCSE

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Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 6 (8.82%) IBM Notes
1 6 (8.82%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 4 (5.88%) SharePoint
2 4 (5.88%) MS Exchange
3 2 (2.94%) WebSphere
3 2 (2.94%) WebLogic
4 1 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (1.47%) Oracle Coherence
4 1 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 18 (26.47%) MS Office
2 8 (11.76%) MS Excel
3 3 (4.41%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (4.41%) RMDS
1 3 (4.41%) Markit EDM
2 2 (2.94%) Eikon
2 2 (2.94%) Murex MxG2000
3 1 (1.47%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.47%) Summit
3 1 (1.47%) 3000 Xtra
3 1 (1.47%) ION MarketView
Communications & Networking
1 11 (16.18%) Firewall
2 10 (14.71%) TCP/IP
3 6 (8.82%) DNS
4 5 (7.35%) DHCP
5 4 (5.88%) Cisco IOS
5 4 (5.88%) VPN
5 4 (5.88%) VoIP
6 3 (4.41%) Internet
6 3 (4.41%) FTP
7 2 (2.94%) Multicast
7 2 (2.94%) WAN
7 2 (2.94%) LAN
7 2 (2.94%) Wireless
8 1 (1.47%) SAN
8 1 (1.47%) VLAN
8 1 (1.47%) IP Telephony
8 1 (1.47%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (10.29%) Relational Database
2 5 (7.35%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.94%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (1.47%) IntelliJ
1 1 (1.47%) Eclipse
1 1 (1.47%) Ant
1 1 (1.47%) JIRA
1 1 (1.47%) Maven
General
1 36 (52.94%) Finance
2 24 (35.29%) Banking
3 12 (17.65%) Front Office
3 12 (17.65%) Investment Banking
4 8 (11.76%) Back Office
5 6 (8.82%) Financial Institution
6 2 (2.94%) Retail
7 1 (1.47%) Law
7 1 (1.47%) Advertising
7 1 (1.47%) Retail Banking
7 1 (1.47%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 23 (33.82%) Analyst
2 16 (23.53%) Support Analyst
3 13 (19.12%) Desktop Support
4 11 (16.18%) Support Engineer
5 10 (14.71%) Applications Support
5 10 (14.71%) Desktop Engineer
6 9 (13.24%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 6 (8.82%) Applications Support Analyst
8 5 (7.35%) Consultant
9 4 (5.88%) Market Data Engineer
9 4 (5.88%) Help Desk Analyst
9 4 (5.88%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 4 (5.88%) 2nd Line Support
9 4 (5.88%) Network Engineer
9 4 (5.88%) Developer
9 4 (5.88%) Business Analyst
10 3 (4.41%) Front Office Developer
10 3 (4.41%) Support Consultant
10 3 (4.41%) Java Developer
10 3 (4.41%) Trade Floor Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (16.18%) FIX Protocol
2 4 (5.88%) Spring
2 4 (5.88%) Hibernate
3 3 (4.41%) XML
4 2 (2.94%) Spring Integration
4 2 (2.94%) JNI
4 2 (2.94%) Murex Flex
4 2 (2.94%) Java SE
4 2 (2.94%) Java EE
4 2 (2.94%) XSLT
4 2 (2.94%) .NET
4 2 (2.94%) JMS
4 2 (2.94%) WinForms
5 1 (1.47%) Rendezvous
5 1 (1.47%) J2EE
5 1 (1.47%) Web Services
5 1 (1.47%) JSON
5 1 (1.47%) REST
5 1 (1.47%) Akka
5 1 (1.47%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 19 (27.94%) Blackberry
2 5 (7.35%) Fixed Income
2 5 (7.35%) Equities
3 4 (5.88%) Fat Client
3 4 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (5.88%) iPad
3 4 (5.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 4 (5.88%) Thin Client
4 3 (4.41%) Derivative
4 3 (4.41%) Hedge funds
4 3 (4.41%) iPhone
4 3 (4.41%) Reference Data
5 2 (2.94%) Mobile App
5 2 (2.94%) Smartphone
5 2 (2.94%) Smartcard
6 1 (1.47%) Grid Computing
6 1 (1.47%) Statistics
6 1 (1.47%) Credit Derivative
6 1 (1.47%) Inversion of Control
6 1 (1.47%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 41 (60.29%) Windows
2 26 (38.24%) Windows 7
3 18 (26.47%) UNIX
4 17 (25.00%) Linux
5 10 (14.71%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (13.24%) Windows XP
7 4 (5.88%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (4.41%) Solaris
9 2 (2.94%) Windows 8
9 2 (2.94%) Apple iOS
9 2 (2.94%) Windows Vista
10 1 (1.47%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (1.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (1.47%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (11.76%) ITIL
2 7 (10.29%) Electronic Trading
3 5 (7.35%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (5.88%) Performance Analysis
4 4 (5.88%) Business Analysis
4 4 (5.88%) Risk Management
5 3 (4.41%) Migration
5 3 (4.41%) Data Modelling
5 3 (4.41%) Asset Management
5 3 (4.41%) Data Analysis
5 3 (4.41%) Logical Data Model
5 3 (4.41%) Time Management
6 2 (2.94%) Investment Management
6 2 (2.94%) Multithreading
6 2 (2.94%) Low Latency
6 2 (2.94%) OO
6 2 (2.94%) OOD
7 1 (1.47%) Benchmarking
7 1 (1.47%) Project Management
7 1 (1.47%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 12 (17.65%) SQL
2 8 (11.76%) Java
3 7 (10.29%) Perl
4 6 (8.82%) PowerShell
4 6 (8.82%) C#
5 5 (7.35%) Shell Script
5 5 (7.35%) C++
6 2 (2.94%) T-SQL
6 2 (2.94%) VBScript
6 2 (2.94%) VBA
7 1 (1.47%) Python
7 1 (1.47%) Korn
7 1 (1.47%) Scala
7 1 (1.47%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.47%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 11 (16.18%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (10.29%) MCSE
3 5 (7.35%) MCSA
4 4 (5.88%) CCNP
4 4 (5.88%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (2.94%) MCDST
5 2 (2.94%) MCITP
5 2 (2.94%) MCP
5 2 (2.94%) A+ Certification
5 2 (2.94%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.47%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.94%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (17.65%) Active Directory
2 7 (10.29%) Hyper-V
2 7 (10.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (7.35%) Xen
3 5 (7.35%) XenApp
4 2 (2.94%) VMware Server
4 2 (2.94%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 4 (5.88%) SCCM
2 2 (2.94%) SCVMM
2 2 (2.94%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 56 (82.35%) Bloomberg
2 13 (19.12%) Citrix
3 12 (17.65%) Cisco
4 11 (16.18%) Microsoft
4 11 (16.18%) Fidessa
5 8 (11.76%) VMware
6 6 (8.82%) FactSet
6 6 (8.82%) Lotus
6 6 (8.82%) HP
7 5 (7.35%) Wyse
7 5 (7.35%) Oracle
8 3 (4.41%) Murex
8 3 (4.41%) Apple
8 3 (4.41%) SmartStream
8 3 (4.41%) ION Trading
8 3 (4.41%) GoldenSource
9 2 (2.94%) MarketAxess
9 2 (2.94%) DevExpress
9 2 (2.94%) Sybase
9 2 (2.94%) Adobe
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