The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the City of London region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Reuters
Rank 170 148 137
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -11
Contract jobs citing Reuters 40 49 89
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.62% 0.79% 1.10%
As % of the Vendors category 1.40% 1.76% 2.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 41 74
Average daily rate £388 £475 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.42% +18.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £198 £230 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £650 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £500 £175
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +185.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £19.00 - £20.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £14.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -20.00%
Vendors Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
2854 2783 3309
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 44.22% 44.66% 40.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 2010 1965 2224
Average daily rate £425 £438 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £263 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 74 97
Average hourly rate £21.00 £22.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.54% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.44 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.18 £135.00 £40.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.90 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -5.50%
Reuters
London

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 18 April 2014.

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 18 April 2014, 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 69 (82.14%) Bloomberg
2 50 (59.52%) Windows
3 41 (48.81%) Finance
4 36 (42.86%) Banking
5 22 (26.19%) Linux
6 21 (25.00%) Citrix
6 21 (25.00%) Windows 7
7 20 (23.81%) Blackberry
8 19 (22.62%) RMDS
9 18 (21.43%) UNIX
10 16 (19.05%) MS Office
10 16 (19.05%) Microsoft
11 15 (17.86%) Front Office
11 15 (17.86%) VMware
12 14 (16.67%) Active Directory
12 14 (16.67%) Windows XP
12 14 (16.67%) MS Excel
13 12 (14.29%) ITIL
13 12 (14.29%) Firewall
14 11 (13.10%) TCP/IP
14 11 (13.10%) Eikon
15 10 (11.90%) VMware Infrastructure
15 10 (11.90%) DNS
15 10 (11.90%) HP
16 9 (10.71%) SQL
16 9 (10.71%) Back Office
17 8 (9.52%) Migration
17 8 (9.52%) IBM Notes
17 8 (9.52%) Lotus
18 7 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 (9.52%) IBM Notes
2 6 (7.14%) MS Exchange
3 5 (5.95%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 5 (5.95%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2003
5 3 (3.57%) SharePoint
5 3 (3.57%) Lync
6 1 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 16 (19.05%) MS Office
2 14 (16.67%) MS Excel
3 6 (7.14%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (2.38%) MS Project
4 2 (2.38%) MS Visio
5 1 (1.19%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 19 (22.62%) RMDS
2 11 (13.10%) Eikon
3 2 (2.38%) ION MarketView
4 1 (1.19%) 3000 Xtra
Communications & Networking
1 12 (14.29%) Firewall
2 11 (13.10%) TCP/IP
3 10 (11.90%) DNS
4 7 (8.33%) WAN
4 7 (8.33%) LAN
5 6 (7.14%) DHCP
6 5 (5.95%) Internet
7 4 (4.76%) Network Security
7 4 (4.76%) Multicast
8 3 (3.57%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (2.38%) NAS
9 2 (2.38%) IP Telephony
9 2 (2.38%) Cisco Nexus
9 2 (2.38%) VoIP
9 2 (2.38%) VPN
10 1 (1.19%) SAN
10 1 (1.19%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (8.33%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.57%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (2.38%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (2.38%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (1.19%) SQL Server 7
4 1 (1.19%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (1.19%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (1.19%) DTS
4 1 (1.19%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (1.19%) MS Access
4 1 (1.19%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.19%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 2 (2.38%) JUnit
2 1 (1.19%) MSI
2 1 (1.19%) Eclipse
General
1 41 (48.81%) Finance
2 36 (42.86%) Banking
3 15 (17.86%) Front Office
4 9 (10.71%) Back Office
5 7 (8.33%) Investment Banking
6 6 (7.14%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 29 (34.52%) Analyst
2 20 (23.81%) Support Engineer
3 15 (17.86%) Support Analyst
4 9 (10.71%) Data Analyst
4 9 (10.71%) Desktop Engineer
4 9 (10.71%) Desktop Support
4 9 (10.71%) Market Data Analyst
4 9 (10.71%) Market Analyst
5 7 (8.33%) Market Data Engineer
5 7 (8.33%) Market Data Support Analyst
6 5 (5.95%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 5 (5.95%) Developer
6 5 (5.95%) Business Analyst
7 3 (3.57%) Service Desk Analyst
7 3 (3.57%) Desktop Support Analyst
7 3 (3.57%) Service Analyst
7 3 (3.57%) 2nd Line Support
7 3 (3.57%) Trade Floor Support Analyst
7 3 (3.57%) Desktop Analyst
7 3 (3.57%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.95%) Rendezvous
2 3 (3.57%) .NET
3 2 (2.38%) .NET Framework
3 2 (2.38%) XML
4 1 (1.19%) Middleware
4 1 (1.19%) HTML
4 1 (1.19%) XSLT
4 1 (1.19%) Murex MxML
Miscellaneous
1 20 (23.81%) Blackberry
2 5 (5.95%) iPad
2 5 (5.95%) iPhone
3 4 (4.76%) Derivative
3 4 (4.76%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 3 (3.57%) PDA
4 3 (3.57%) Equity Derivative
5 2 (2.38%) Hedge funds
5 2 (2.38%) Equities
5 2 (2.38%) CLARiiON
6 1 (1.19%) Fixed Income
6 1 (1.19%) Statistics
6 1 (1.19%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 50 (59.52%) Windows
2 22 (26.19%) Linux
3 21 (25.00%) Windows 7
4 18 (21.43%) UNIX
5 14 (16.67%) Windows XP
6 3 (3.57%) Mac OS X
6 3 (3.57%) Solaris
6 3 (3.57%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (3.57%) Android
6 3 (3.57%) Apple iOS
7 2 (2.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (1.19%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (1.19%) Windows 2000
8 1 (1.19%) AIX
8 1 (1.19%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (14.29%) ITIL
2 8 (9.52%) Migration
3 5 (5.95%) Risk Management
3 5 (5.95%) Workflow
3 5 (5.95%) Business Analysis
4 4 (4.76%) DNA
4 4 (4.76%) Configuration Management
5 3 (3.57%) Project Management
5 3 (3.57%) Change Management
5 3 (3.57%) Time Management
6 2 (2.38%) Integration Testing
6 2 (2.38%) Multithreading
6 2 (2.38%) Software Engineering
6 2 (2.38%) Project Planning
6 2 (2.38%) Resource Management
6 2 (2.38%) Problem Management
6 2 (2.38%) Software Deployment
6 2 (2.38%) ITSM
6 2 (2.38%) Risk Assessment
7 1 (1.19%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 9 (10.71%) SQL
2 6 (7.14%) Java
3 5 (5.95%) Shell Script
3 5 (5.95%) Perl
4 4 (4.76%) PowerShell
4 4 (4.76%) VBA
5 3 (3.57%) C#
6 2 (2.38%) C++
6 2 (2.38%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.19%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.19%) VBScript
7 1 (1.19%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.19%) Python
7 1 (1.19%) C-shell
7 1 (1.19%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 7 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (5.95%) MCSE
3 4 (4.76%) Degree
3 4 (4.76%) MCP
4 2 (2.38%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.76%) SLA
2 3 (3.57%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 14 (16.67%) Active Directory
2 10 (11.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.19%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (1.19%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (1.19%) VMware Workstation
3 1 (1.19%) XenApp
3 1 (1.19%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (8.33%) SCCM
2 1 (1.19%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (1.19%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (1.19%) WSUS
Vendors
1 69 (82.14%) Bloomberg
2 21 (25.00%) Citrix
3 16 (19.05%) Microsoft
4 15 (17.86%) VMware
5 10 (11.90%) HP
6 8 (9.52%) Lotus
7 7 (8.33%) Fidessa
8 5 (5.95%) TIBCO
8 5 (5.95%) Oracle
9 4 (4.76%) LANDesk
9 4 (4.76%) Apple
10 3 (3.57%) Dell
10 3 (3.57%) Cisco
11 2 (2.38%) F5
11 2 (2.38%) MarketAxess
11 2 (2.38%) ION Trading
11 2 (2.38%) Altiris
11 2 (2.38%) Sybase
11 2 (2.38%) EMC
11 2 (2.38%) Sun
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