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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Reuters over the 3 months to 10 December 2016 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.

3 months to
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Reuters
Rank 152 126 161
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +35
Contract jobs citing Reuters 14 28 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.44% 0.82% 0.68%
As % of the Vendors category 1.04% 2.08% 1.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 15 28
Median daily rate £650 £313 £301
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+108.00% +3.73%
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £450 £320
% change year-on-year
-13.88% +40.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £17.15 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
Reuters
London

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
1345 1345 2498
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 42.50% 39.40% 43.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 992 1023 1828
Median daily rate £450 £425 £416
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £380 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.97% +4.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 17 70
Median hourly rate £27.50 £19.50 £17.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+41.02% +9.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.30 £16.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £26.50 £22.69
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-8.33% +5.88%

Reuters
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the City of London region citing Reuters as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 10 December 2016.

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 10 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Reuters also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region with a requirement for Reuters.

1 23 (74.19%) Bloomberg
2 22 (70.97%) Windows
3 14 (45.16%) Finance
4 12 (38.71%) Active Directory
5 11 (35.48%) Linux
6 9 (29.03%) Windows 7
7 8 (25.81%) Java
7 8 (25.81%) Oracle
7 8 (25.81%) VMware
7 8 (25.81%) Front Office
7 8 (25.81%) Banking
7 8 (25.81%) Electronic Trading
8 7 (22.58%) Firewall
8 7 (22.58%) Blackberry
8 7 (22.58%) HP
9 6 (19.35%) Citrix
9 6 (19.35%) Unix
9 6 (19.35%) Fixed Income
9 6 (19.35%) Derivative
10 5 (16.13%) Credit Derivative
10 5 (16.13%) RMDS
10 5 (16.13%) Multithreading
10 5 (16.13%) VMware Infrastructure
10 5 (16.13%) Degree
10 5 (16.13%) FIX Protocol
10 5 (16.13%) JUnit
10 5 (16.13%) MS Office
10 5 (16.13%) ITIL
10 5 (16.13%) Cisco
10 5 (16.13%) Microsoft

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (12.90%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 3 (9.68%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.23%) MS Exchange
3 1 (3.23%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (16.13%) MS Office
2 2 (6.45%) MS Excel
3 1 (3.23%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (16.13%) RMDS
2 1 (3.23%) ION MarketView
2 1 (3.23%) Markit EDM
2 1 (3.23%) Sophis RISQUE
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.45%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.23%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 7 (22.58%) Firewall
2 3 (9.68%) VoIP
3 2 (6.45%) 3G
3 2 (6.45%) DNS
3 2 (6.45%) HTTP
3 2 (6.45%) IP Telephony
3 2 (6.45%) Remote Desktop
3 2 (6.45%) SSL
3 2 (6.45%) TCP/IP
3 2 (6.45%) VPN
4 1 (3.23%) DHCP
4 1 (3.23%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.68%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.45%) Big Data
2 2 (6.45%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 5 (16.13%) JUnit
General
1 14 (45.16%) Finance
2 8 (25.81%) Banking
2 8 (25.81%) Front Office
3 3 (9.68%) Financial Institution
4 2 (6.45%) Investment Banking
5 1 (3.23%) Legal
5 1 (3.23%) Retail
5 1 (3.23%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (29.03%) Analyst
2 7 (22.58%) Desktop Support
3 6 (19.35%) Developer
4 5 (16.13%) Electronic Trading Developer
4 5 (16.13%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
4 5 (16.13%) Java Developer
4 5 (16.13%) Senior Developer
4 5 (16.13%) Senior Java Developer
5 4 (12.90%) Architect
5 4 (12.90%) Support Analyst
6 3 (9.68%) Infrastructure Architect
6 3 (9.68%) Solutions Architect
7 2 (6.45%) Desktop Analyst
7 2 (6.45%) Desktop Support Analyst
7 2 (6.45%) Desktop Support Consultant
7 2 (6.45%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
7 2 (6.45%) IT Support
7 2 (6.45%) Junior Analyst
7 2 (6.45%) Network Engineer
7 2 (6.45%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (16.13%) FIX Protocol
1 5 (16.13%) Rendezvous
Miscellaneous
1 7 (22.58%) Blackberry
2 6 (19.35%) Derivative
2 6 (19.35%) Fixed Income
3 5 (16.13%) Credit Derivative
4 2 (6.45%) Data Centre
4 2 (6.45%) Hedge funds
5 1 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (3.23%) BYOD
5 1 (3.23%) Computer Science
5 1 (3.23%) Equities
5 1 (3.23%) Equity Derivative
5 1 (3.23%) Fat Client
5 1 (3.23%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (3.23%) HP Storage
5 1 (3.23%) Management Information System
5 1 (3.23%) RSA SecurID
5 1 (3.23%) Thin Client
5 1 (3.23%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 22 (70.97%) Windows
2 11 (35.48%) Linux
3 9 (29.03%) Windows 7
4 6 (19.35%) Unix
5 5 (16.13%) Windows Server
6 3 (9.68%) Solaris
6 3 (9.68%) Windows XP
7 2 (6.45%) AIX
7 2 (6.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (3.23%) Android
8 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (25.81%) Electronic Trading
2 5 (16.13%) ITIL
2 5 (16.13%) Multithreading
3 3 (9.68%) Asset Management
3 3 (9.68%) Migration
4 2 (6.45%) E-Commerce
4 2 (6.45%) High Availability
4 2 (6.45%) Low Latency
4 2 (6.45%) OO
4 2 (6.45%) Performance Monitoring
4 2 (6.45%) Project Management
5 1 (3.23%) Business Transformation
5 1 (3.23%) Change Management
5 1 (3.23%) Dependency Management
5 1 (3.23%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (3.23%) Functional Testing
5 1 (3.23%) Market Making
5 1 (3.23%) Non-Functional Testing
5 1 (3.23%) OOA/OOD
5 1 (3.23%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 8 (25.81%) Java
2 4 (12.90%) SQL
3 1 (3.23%) C++
Qualifications
1 5 (16.13%) Degree
2 2 (6.45%) CCNA
2 2 (6.45%) CCNP
2 2 (6.45%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (3.23%) MCSA
3 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.23%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (38.71%) Active Directory
2 5 (16.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (6.45%) Oracle RAC
3 2 (6.45%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (3.23%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 3 (9.68%) DameWare
Vendors
1 23 (74.19%) Bloomberg
2 8 (25.81%) Oracle
2 8 (25.81%) VMware
3 7 (22.58%) HP
4 6 (19.35%) Citrix
5 5 (16.13%) Cisco
5 5 (16.13%) Juniper
5 5 (16.13%) Microsoft
5 5 (16.13%) TIBCO
6 4 (12.90%) FactSet
7 2 (6.45%) Altiris
7 2 (6.45%) Dell
7 2 (6.45%) F5
7 2 (6.45%) Fidessa
7 2 (6.45%) Fortinet
7 2 (6.45%) IBM
7 2 (6.45%) Red Hat
7 2 (6.45%) Sun
7 2 (6.45%) WatchGuard
8 1 (3.23%) Apple