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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Reuters
Rank 181 178 163
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -15
Contract jobs citing Reuters 22 22 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.41% 0.38% 0.79%
As % of the Vendors category 0.92% 0.83% 1.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 17 37
Average daily rate
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£225 £350 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-35.71% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £201 £200 £174
10% offered a daily rate of more than £655 £582 £610
UK excluding London average daily rate £750 £375 £180
% change year-on-year
+100.00% +108.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £18.00
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
2385 2647 3292
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 44.01% 45.50% 45.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 1773 1826 2269
Average daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 55 94
Average hourly rate £16.00 £20.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.47 £13.97
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.10 £34.50 £59.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £19.30
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -9.32%

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

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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 31 August 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

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 39 (72.22%) Finance
2 37 (68.52%) Bloomberg
3 27 (50.00%) Windows
4 22 (40.74%) Banking
5 19 (35.19%) MS Office
5 19 (35.19%) Blackberry
6 18 (33.33%) Windows 7
7 13 (24.07%) Investment Banking
8 12 (22.22%) Active Directory
9 11 (20.37%) Citrix
9 11 (20.37%) TCP/IP
10 10 (18.52%) Microsoft
11 9 (16.67%) Project Management
11 9 (16.67%) ITIL
11 9 (16.67%) UNIX
11 9 (16.67%) MS Excel
11 9 (16.67%) iPad
12 8 (14.81%) XenApp
12 8 (14.81%) Windows 8
12 8 (14.81%) FactSet
12 8 (14.81%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 8 (14.81%) Service Management
13 7 (12.96%) Financial Institution
13 7 (12.96%) Investment Management
13 7 (12.96%) HP
13 7 (12.96%) Linux
14 6 (11.11%) PowerShell
14 6 (11.11%) RMDS
15 5 (9.26%) Asset Management
15 5 (9.26%) Apple

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Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 8 (14.81%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 3 (5.56%) IBM Notes
2 3 (5.56%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 19 (35.19%) MS Office
2 9 (16.67%) MS Excel
3 3 (5.56%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (11.11%) RMDS
2 4 (7.41%) Eikon
Communications & Networking
1 11 (20.37%) TCP/IP
2 3 (5.56%) Internet
3 2 (3.70%) LAN
3 2 (3.70%) WAN
4 1 (1.85%) Firewall
4 1 (1.85%) Multicast
4 1 (1.85%) DNS
4 1 (1.85%) SSL
4 1 (1.85%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.70%) DTS
2 1 (1.85%) Oracle BI EE
2 1 (1.85%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 3 (5.56%) JIRA
2 2 (3.70%) JUnit
2 2 (3.70%) Maven
General
1 39 (72.22%) Finance
2 22 (40.74%) Banking
3 13 (24.07%) Investment Banking
4 7 (12.96%) Financial Institution
5 3 (5.56%) Front Office
6 2 (3.70%) Back Office
6 2 (3.70%) Legal
6 2 (3.70%) Marketing
7 1 (1.85%) Retail Banking
7 1 (1.85%) Private Banking
7 1 (1.85%) Publishing
7 1 (1.85%) Retail
7 1 (1.85%) Law
Job Titles
1 11 (20.37%) Analyst
2 8 (14.81%) Support Analyst
2 8 (14.81%) Help Desk Engineer
3 7 (12.96%) Support Engineer
4 5 (9.26%) Desktop Engineer
4 5 (9.26%) Market Data Engineer
5 4 (7.41%) Programme Manager
5 4 (7.41%) Desktop Support
6 3 (5.56%) Data Administrator
6 3 (5.56%) Administrator
6 3 (5.56%) Trade Floor Support Analyst
6 3 (5.56%) Market Data Support Engineer
6 3 (5.56%) Market Data Administrator
7 2 (3.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (3.70%) Desktop Support Analyst
7 2 (3.70%) Java Developer
7 2 (3.70%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
7 2 (3.70%) Help Desk Support
7 2 (3.70%) Desktop Analyst
7 2 (3.70%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.41%) FIX Protocol
2 2 (3.70%) TIBCO EMS
3 1 (1.85%) Gherkin
3 1 (1.85%) Akka
Miscellaneous
1 19 (35.19%) Blackberry
2 9 (16.67%) iPad
3 5 (9.26%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (5.56%) Hedge funds
5 2 (3.70%) Derivative
5 2 (3.70%) Equity Derivative
6 1 (1.85%) iPhone
6 1 (1.85%) Social Media
6 1 (1.85%) Fixed Income
6 1 (1.85%) Equities
6 1 (1.85%) Tandem
6 1 (1.85%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.85%) Algorithms
6 1 (1.85%) BYOD
6 1 (1.85%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 27 (50.00%) Windows
2 18 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 9 (16.67%) UNIX
4 8 (14.81%) Windows 8
5 7 (12.96%) Linux
6 4 (7.41%) Windows XP
6 4 (7.41%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (3.70%) Android
8 1 (1.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (1.85%) Mac OS X
8 1 (1.85%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (1.85%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (16.67%) ITIL
1 9 (16.67%) Project Management
2 8 (14.81%) Service Management
3 7 (12.96%) Investment Management
4 5 (9.26%) Asset Management
5 4 (7.41%) Risk Management
5 4 (7.41%) Migration
6 3 (5.56%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (5.56%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (5.56%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 3 (5.56%) BDD
7 2 (3.70%) Low Latency
7 2 (3.70%) Problem Management
7 2 (3.70%) Multithreading
8 1 (1.85%) Electronic Trading
8 1 (1.85%) E-Discovery
8 1 (1.85%) Change Control
8 1 (1.85%) Business Transformation
8 1 (1.85%) Analytics
8 1 (1.85%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 6 (11.11%) PowerShell
2 4 (7.41%) Perl
3 3 (5.56%) VBA
3 3 (5.56%) Python
4 2 (3.70%) Java
5 1 (1.85%) C#
5 1 (1.85%) SQL
5 1 (1.85%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.85%) Groovy
5 1 (1.85%) Scala
Qualifications
1 4 (7.41%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (7.41%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (3.70%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.56%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (22.22%) Active Directory
2 8 (14.81%) XenApp
3 2 (3.70%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (1.85%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (1.85%) SCCM
1 1 (1.85%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 37 (68.52%) Bloomberg
2 11 (20.37%) Citrix
3 10 (18.52%) Microsoft
4 8 (14.81%) FactSet
5 7 (12.96%) HP
6 5 (9.26%) Apple
7 4 (7.41%) Oracle
8 3 (5.56%) Lotus
9 2 (3.70%) Cisco
9 2 (3.70%) CQG
9 2 (3.70%) VMware
9 2 (3.70%) TIBCO
10 1 (1.85%) Tradeweb
10 1 (1.85%) Splunk
10 1 (1.85%) Salesforce.com
10 1 (1.85%) Symantec
10 1 (1.85%) Charles River
10 1 (1.85%) Fidessa
10 1 (1.85%) Red Hat
10 1 (1.85%) Dell