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 30 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Reuters
Rank 186 183 156
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -27
Contract jobs citing Reuters 25 21 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.42% 0.36% 0.82%
As % of the Vendors category 0.97% 0.81% 1.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 14 39
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£225 £340 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-33.82% -24.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £201 £193 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £550 £630
UK excluding London average daily rate £750 £270 £165
% change year-on-year
+177.77% +63.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £39.51
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
2572 2584 3211
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 43.53% 44.16% 45.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 1903 1767 2223
Average daily rate £428 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.58% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £235 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 53 117
Average hourly rate £17.98 £21.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.38% -4.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £34.50 £54.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -10.25%

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 30 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 30 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 38 (69.09%) Finance
2 35 (63.64%) Bloomberg
3 27 (49.09%) Windows
4 22 (40.00%) Banking
5 19 (34.55%) Blackberry
6 17 (30.91%) MS Office
6 17 (30.91%) Windows 7
7 13 (23.64%) Active Directory
7 13 (23.64%) Investment Banking
8 11 (20.00%) Project Management
9 10 (18.18%) Citrix
10 9 (16.36%) Microsoft
10 9 (16.36%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 9 (16.36%) UNIX
10 9 (16.36%) MS Excel
10 9 (16.36%) TCP/IP
10 9 (16.36%) iPad
11 8 (14.55%) XenApp
11 8 (14.55%) FactSet
11 8 (14.55%) Linux
11 8 (14.55%) ITIL
11 8 (14.55%) Service Management
12 7 (12.73%) Financial Institution
12 7 (12.73%) Perl
12 7 (12.73%) HP
12 7 (12.73%) Windows 8
13 6 (10.91%) Investment Management
14 5 (9.09%) PowerShell
14 5 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
14 5 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification

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Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 30 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 9 (16.36%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 3 (5.45%) MS Exchange
3 2 (3.64%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 17 (30.91%) MS Office
2 9 (16.36%) MS Excel
3 3 (5.45%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (9.09%) RMDS
2 4 (7.27%) Eikon
Communications & Networking
1 9 (16.36%) TCP/IP
2 3 (5.45%) Multicast
3 2 (3.64%) Firewall
4 1 (1.82%) LAN
4 1 (1.82%) WAN
4 1 (1.82%) VPN
4 1 (1.82%) SSL
4 1 (1.82%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.64%) DTS
2 1 (1.82%) Oracle BI EE
2 1 (1.82%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.82%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 4 (7.27%) JIRA
2 2 (3.64%) Maven
2 2 (3.64%) JUnit
3 1 (1.82%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.82%) NUnit
3 1 (1.82%) Subversion
3 1 (1.82%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 38 (69.09%) Finance
2 22 (40.00%) Banking
3 13 (23.64%) Investment Banking
4 7 (12.73%) Financial Institution
5 4 (7.27%) Front Office
6 2 (3.64%) Back Office
6 2 (3.64%) Legal
6 2 (3.64%) Marketing
7 1 (1.82%) Retail Banking
7 1 (1.82%) Private Banking
7 1 (1.82%) Retail
7 1 (1.82%) Publishing
7 1 (1.82%) Law
7 1 (1.82%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (18.18%) Analyst
2 8 (14.55%) Support Analyst
2 8 (14.55%) Help Desk Engineer
3 7 (12.73%) Support Engineer
4 5 (9.09%) Desktop Engineer
4 5 (9.09%) Desktop Support
5 4 (7.27%) Developer
5 4 (7.27%) Programme Manager
5 4 (7.27%) Market Data Engineer
6 3 (5.45%) Market Data Administrator
6 3 (5.45%) Data Administrator
6 3 (5.45%) Trade Floor Support Analyst
6 3 (5.45%) Desktop Analyst
6 3 (5.45%) Administrator
6 3 (5.45%) Desktop Support Analyst
6 3 (5.45%) Applications Support
7 2 (3.64%) Java Developer
7 2 (3.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (3.64%) Help Desk Support
7 2 (3.64%) Market Data Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.27%) FIX Protocol
2 2 (3.64%) Rendezvous
2 2 (3.64%) TIBCO EMS
3 1 (1.82%) .NET
3 1 (1.82%) .NET Framework
3 1 (1.82%) WCF
3 1 (1.82%) WPF
3 1 (1.82%) LINQ
3 1 (1.82%) Task Parallel Library
3 1 (1.82%) Gherkin
3 1 (1.82%) Unity DI Container
3 1 (1.82%) Akka
Miscellaneous
1 19 (34.55%) Blackberry
2 9 (16.36%) iPad
3 4 (7.27%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (5.45%) Hedge funds
5 2 (3.64%) Fixed Income
5 2 (3.64%) Derivative
5 2 (3.64%) Equity Derivative
6 1 (1.82%) iPhone
6 1 (1.82%) Inversion of Control
6 1 (1.82%) Social Media
6 1 (1.82%) Equities
6 1 (1.82%) Tandem
6 1 (1.82%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.82%) Algorithms
6 1 (1.82%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.82%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 27 (49.09%) Windows
2 17 (30.91%) Windows 7
3 9 (16.36%) UNIX
4 8 (14.55%) Linux
5 7 (12.73%) Windows 8
6 5 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (7.27%) Windows XP
8 3 (5.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (3.64%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (1.82%) Windows Vista
10 1 (1.82%) Android
10 1 (1.82%) Solaris
10 1 (1.82%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (20.00%) Project Management
2 8 (14.55%) Service Management
2 8 (14.55%) ITIL
3 6 (10.91%) Investment Management
4 4 (7.27%) Risk Management
4 4 (7.27%) Migration
4 4 (7.27%) Asset Management
5 3 (5.45%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (5.45%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 3 (5.45%) BDD
5 3 (5.45%) Electronic Trading
5 3 (5.45%) Low Latency
6 2 (3.64%) Analytics
6 2 (3.64%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (3.64%) Problem Management
6 2 (3.64%) Change Management
6 2 (3.64%) Multithreading
7 1 (1.82%) Release Management
7 1 (1.82%) Integration Testing
7 1 (1.82%) Parallel Programming
Programming Languages
1 7 (12.73%) Perl
2 5 (9.09%) Python
2 5 (9.09%) PowerShell
3 4 (7.27%) VBA
4 3 (5.45%) SQL
5 2 (3.64%) C#
5 2 (3.64%) Java
5 2 (3.64%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.82%) Groovy
6 1 (1.82%) Tcl
6 1 (1.82%) Scala
Qualifications
1 5 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (5.45%) ITIL Certification
2 3 (5.45%) MCSE
3 1 (1.82%) MCSA
3 1 (1.82%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.45%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (23.64%) Active Directory
2 8 (14.55%) XenApp
3 2 (3.64%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (3.64%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.82%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 1 (1.82%) SCCM
1 1 (1.82%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 35 (63.64%) Bloomberg
2 10 (18.18%) Citrix
3 9 (16.36%) Microsoft
4 8 (14.55%) FactSet
5 7 (12.73%) HP
6 4 (7.27%) Oracle
6 4 (7.27%) Apple
6 4 (7.27%) TIBCO
7 3 (5.45%) Red Hat
7 3 (5.45%) VMware
7 3 (5.45%) Cisco
8 2 (3.64%) Fidessa
8 2 (3.64%) Lotus
8 2 (3.64%) CQG
9 1 (1.82%) Infragistics
9 1 (1.82%) Polycom
9 1 (1.82%) Tradeweb
9 1 (1.82%) MarketAxess
9 1 (1.82%) Splunk
9 1 (1.82%) Salesforce.com
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