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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Reuters
Rank 160 164 150
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -14
Contract jobs citing Reuters 36 38 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.64% 0.57% 0.83%
As % of the Vendors category 1.49% 1.29% 1.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 29 45
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£313 £250 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £172 £166 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £625 £590
UK excluding London average daily rate £318 £475 £500
% change year-on-year
-33.15% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £19.49 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -15.26%
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
2420 2953 2584
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 43.29% 44.41% 43.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 1792 2108 1854
Average daily rate £420 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.17% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £613 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 73 79
Average hourly rate £17.87 £20.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.67% -4.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.93 £12.50 £14.19
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.78 £30.83 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -10.52%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 55 (82.09%) Bloomberg
2 39 (58.21%) Windows
3 34 (50.75%) Finance
4 27 (40.30%) Banking
5 26 (38.81%) Windows 7
6 23 (34.33%) MS Office
7 20 (29.85%) Blackberry
8 18 (26.87%) Active Directory
8 18 (26.87%) Citrix
9 15 (22.39%) UNIX
10 14 (20.90%) Front Office
11 13 (19.40%) Linux
11 13 (19.40%) Microsoft
11 13 (19.40%) Investment Banking
12 11 (16.42%) Microsoft Certification
12 11 (16.42%) Back Office
13 10 (14.93%) VMware
13 10 (14.93%) Fidessa
13 10 (14.93%) ITIL
14 9 (13.43%) MS Excel
14 9 (13.43%) SQL
14 9 (13.43%) Fixed Income
14 9 (13.43%) FIX Protocol
14 9 (13.43%) Electronic Trading
14 9 (13.43%) VMware Infrastructure
14 9 (13.43%) Windows Server 2008
15 8 (11.94%) Equities
15 8 (11.94%) Java
15 8 (11.94%) Windows XP
15 8 (11.94%) Cisco

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

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 7 (10.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 6 (8.96%) MS Exchange
3 5 (7.46%) IBM Notes
4 4 (5.97%) SharePoint
5 2 (2.99%) WebLogic
5 2 (2.99%) WebSphere
5 2 (2.99%) Oracle Coherence
6 1 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 23 (34.33%) MS Office
2 9 (13.43%) MS Excel
3 3 (4.48%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.49%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 3 (4.48%) Markit EDM
2 2 (2.99%) Murex MxG2000
3 1 (1.49%) LatentZero
3 1 (1.49%) Khalix
3 1 (1.49%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.49%) ION MarketView
3 1 (1.49%) 3000 Xtra
3 1 (1.49%) Eikon
Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.46%) DHCP
1 5 (7.46%) TCP/IP
1 5 (7.46%) DNS
2 3 (4.48%) FTP
2 3 (4.48%) Internet
2 3 (4.48%) Firewall
3 2 (2.99%) Wireless
3 2 (2.99%) SSH
4 1 (1.49%) VLAN
4 1 (1.49%) IP Telephony
4 1 (1.49%) LAN
4 1 (1.49%) WAN
4 1 (1.49%) SAN
4 1 (1.49%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (8.96%) Relational Database
2 3 (4.48%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.99%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (2.99%) Eclipse
1 2 (2.99%) IntelliJ
2 1 (1.49%) Maven
2 1 (1.49%) JIRA
2 1 (1.49%) Ant
General
1 34 (50.75%) Finance
2 27 (40.30%) Banking
3 14 (20.90%) Front Office
4 13 (19.40%) Investment Banking
5 11 (16.42%) Back Office
6 4 (5.97%) Financial Institution
7 1 (1.49%) Law
7 1 (1.49%) Advertising
7 1 (1.49%) Private Banking
7 1 (1.49%) Retail
Job Titles
1 26 (38.81%) Analyst
2 19 (28.36%) Support Analyst
3 15 (22.39%) Desktop Support
4 10 (14.93%) Applications Support
5 9 (13.43%) Support Engineer
5 9 (13.43%) Desktop Engineer
6 8 (11.94%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 6 (8.96%) Applications Support Analyst
8 5 (7.46%) Desktop Analyst
8 5 (7.46%) Desktop Support Analyst
8 5 (7.46%) Consultant
9 4 (5.97%) Business Analyst
9 4 (5.97%) Developer
9 4 (5.97%) Java Developer
9 4 (5.97%) Help Desk Analyst
9 4 (5.97%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 4 (5.97%) Trade Floor Support Analyst
10 3 (4.48%) Market Data Engineer
10 3 (4.48%) 2nd Line Support
10 3 (4.48%) Support Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (13.43%) FIX Protocol
2 5 (7.46%) Hibernate
2 5 (7.46%) Spring
3 4 (5.97%) XML
4 2 (2.99%) XSLT
4 2 (2.99%) JMS
4 2 (2.99%) .NET
4 2 (2.99%) JNI
4 2 (2.99%) Java SE
4 2 (2.99%) Java EE
4 2 (2.99%) Murex Flex
4 2 (2.99%) Spring Integration
5 1 (1.49%) Akka
5 1 (1.49%) RESTful
5 1 (1.49%) REST
5 1 (1.49%) JSON
5 1 (1.49%) J2EE
5 1 (1.49%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 20 (29.85%) Blackberry
2 9 (13.43%) Fixed Income
3 8 (11.94%) Equities
4 4 (5.97%) Derivative
4 4 (5.97%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 4 (5.97%) Thin Client
4 4 (5.97%) Fat Client
5 3 (4.48%) Reference Data
5 3 (4.48%) iPad
5 3 (4.48%) Hedge funds
5 3 (4.48%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (2.99%) Mobile App
6 2 (2.99%) iPhone
6 2 (2.99%) Smartcard
6 2 (2.99%) Grid Computing
6 2 (2.99%) Credit Derivative
6 2 (2.99%) Smartphone
7 1 (1.49%) Statistics
7 1 (1.49%) Inversion of Control
7 1 (1.49%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 39 (58.21%) Windows
2 26 (38.81%) Windows 7
3 15 (22.39%) UNIX
4 13 (19.40%) Linux
5 9 (13.43%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (11.94%) Windows XP
7 3 (4.48%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (2.99%) Windows Vista
8 2 (2.99%) Apple iOS
8 2 (2.99%) Windows 8
9 1 (1.49%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (1.49%) Android
9 1 (1.49%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (14.93%) ITIL
2 9 (13.43%) Electronic Trading
3 4 (5.97%) Business Analysis
3 4 (5.97%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (4.48%) Risk Management
4 3 (4.48%) Migration
4 3 (4.48%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (4.48%) Data Modelling
4 3 (4.48%) Asset Management
4 3 (4.48%) Data Analysis
4 3 (4.48%) Logical Data Model
5 2 (2.99%) Mentoring
5 2 (2.99%) Investment Management
6 1 (1.49%) Greeks
6 1 (1.49%) Domain-Driven Design
6 1 (1.49%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (1.49%) Automated Testing
6 1 (1.49%) Data Management
6 1 (1.49%) Software Testing
6 1 (1.49%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (13.43%) SQL
2 8 (11.94%) Java
3 6 (8.96%) PowerShell
4 5 (7.46%) Perl
4 5 (7.46%) C#
5 3 (4.48%) VBA
5 3 (4.48%) Shell Script
6 2 (2.99%) Korn
6 2 (2.99%) C++
6 2 (2.99%) VBScript
7 1 (1.49%) Scala
7 1 (1.49%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.49%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 11 (16.42%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (10.45%) MCSE
3 5 (7.46%) MCSA
4 2 (2.99%) MCP
4 2 (2.99%) A+ Certification
4 2 (2.99%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (2.99%) MCDST
4 2 (2.99%) MCITP
5 1 (1.49%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.99%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (26.87%) Active Directory
2 9 (13.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (10.45%) Hyper-V
4 5 (7.46%) XenApp
4 5 (7.46%) Xen
5 3 (4.48%) Terminal Server
6 2 (2.99%) VMware Workstation
6 2 (2.99%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 4 (5.97%) SCCM
2 2 (2.99%) SCVMM
2 2 (2.99%) BMC Marimba
3 1 (1.49%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 55 (82.09%) Bloomberg
2 18 (26.87%) Citrix
3 13 (19.40%) Microsoft
4 10 (14.93%) Fidessa
4 10 (14.93%) VMware
5 8 (11.94%) Cisco
6 6 (8.96%) Oracle
6 6 (8.96%) HP
6 6 (8.96%) FactSet
7 5 (7.46%) Wyse
7 5 (7.46%) Lotus
8 3 (4.48%) Adobe
8 3 (4.48%) Murex
8 3 (4.48%) SmartStream
8 3 (4.48%) MarketAxess
8 3 (4.48%) Trayport
8 3 (4.48%) GoldenSource
9 2 (2.99%) DataSynapse
9 2 (2.99%) Remedy
9 2 (2.99%) CQG
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