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 18 September 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Reuters
Rank 174 169 139
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -30
Contract jobs citing Reuters 29 58 85
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.49% 0.82% 1.10%
As % of the Vendors category 1.07% 1.77% 2.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 37 46
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£340 £275 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.63% -38.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £194 £174 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £544 £620 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £180 £180
% change year-on-year
+118.05% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £22.00 £17.87
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +23.14%
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
2720 3272 3360
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 46.12% 46.24% 43.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 1941 2261 2272
Average daily rate £425 £425 £435
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -2.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 92 98
Average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £18.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.05 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.82 £49.90 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.63% +2.70%

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 September 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 September 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 35 (71.43%) Bloomberg
2 18 (36.73%) Finance
2 18 (36.73%) Banking
2 18 (36.73%) Windows
3 16 (32.65%) MS Office
4 15 (30.61%) Front Office
5 14 (28.57%) Active Directory
6 12 (24.49%) Citrix
6 12 (24.49%) SQL
7 11 (22.45%) Java
8 10 (20.41%) Blackberry
8 10 (20.41%) Investment Banking
8 10 (20.41%) Windows 7
9 9 (18.37%) Electronic Trading
9 9 (18.37%) Linux
9 9 (18.37%) Microsoft
10 8 (16.33%) Oracle
10 8 (16.33%) Fixed Income
11 7 (14.29%) MS Excel
11 7 (14.29%) UNIX
11 7 (14.29%) MarketAxess
12 6 (12.24%) ITIL
12 6 (12.24%) TIBCO
12 6 (12.24%) Equities
13 5 (10.20%) VMware
13 5 (10.20%) Back Office
13 5 (10.20%) Rendezvous
13 5 (10.20%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 5 (10.20%) Perl
13 5 (10.20%) C#

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Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 5 (10.20%) MS Exchange
1 5 (10.20%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 3 (6.12%) IBM Notes
3 2 (4.08%) WebSphere
3 2 (4.08%) Oracle Coherence
3 2 (4.08%) WebLogic
4 1 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (2.04%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 16 (32.65%) MS Office
2 7 (14.29%) MS Excel
3 2 (4.08%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (4.08%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (2.04%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 4 (8.16%) RMDS
2 3 (6.12%) LatentZero
2 3 (6.12%) Markit EDM
3 2 (4.08%) Murex MxG2000
3 2 (4.08%) ION MarketView
4 1 (2.04%) Eikon
4 1 (2.04%) Tesseract
4 1 (2.04%) Minerva
4 1 (2.04%) Sentinel
4 1 (2.04%) Khalix
4 1 (2.04%) SimCorp Dimension
4 1 (2.04%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.16%) Firewall
2 2 (4.08%) DNS
2 2 (4.08%) DHCP
2 2 (4.08%) SSH
2 2 (4.08%) Multicast
3 1 (2.04%) NAS
3 1 (2.04%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (2.04%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.04%) VPN
3 1 (2.04%) LAN
3 1 (2.04%) WAN
3 1 (2.04%) Internet
3 1 (2.04%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.16%) SQL Server
1 4 (8.16%) Relational Database
2 2 (4.08%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.04%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (2.04%) MS Access
3 1 (2.04%) Data Mining
3 1 (2.04%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (2.04%) Text Mining
3 1 (2.04%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 2 (4.08%) JUnit
1 2 (4.08%) Eclipse
1 2 (4.08%) IntelliJ
General
1 18 (36.73%) Finance
1 18 (36.73%) Banking
2 15 (30.61%) Front Office
3 10 (20.41%) Investment Banking
4 5 (10.20%) Back Office
5 1 (2.04%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (2.04%) Financial Institution
5 1 (2.04%) Private Banking
5 1 (2.04%) Law
Job Titles
1 13 (26.53%) Analyst
2 7 (14.29%) Desktop Support
2 7 (14.29%) Developer
3 6 (12.24%) Support Analyst
4 5 (10.20%) Java Developer
5 4 (8.16%) Business Analyst
5 4 (8.16%) Support Engineer
5 4 (8.16%) 2nd Line Support
5 4 (8.16%) Desktop Engineer
5 4 (8.16%) Desktop Analyst
6 3 (6.12%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 3 (6.12%) Market Data Engineer
6 3 (6.12%) Applications Support
6 3 (6.12%) Desktop Support Analyst
6 3 (6.12%) Consultant
7 2 (4.08%) Front Office Developer
7 2 (4.08%) Senior Developer
7 2 (4.08%) Trade Floor Support Analyst
7 2 (4.08%) Senior Java Developer
7 2 (4.08%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (10.20%) Rendezvous
2 4 (8.16%) Hibernate
2 4 (8.16%) Spring
2 4 (8.16%) XML
3 3 (6.12%) .NET
4 2 (4.08%) Spring Integration
4 2 (4.08%) XSLT
4 2 (4.08%) JMS
4 2 (4.08%) JNI
4 2 (4.08%) Java SE
4 2 (4.08%) Java EE
4 2 (4.08%) Murex Flex
5 1 (2.04%) REST
5 1 (2.04%) WSDL
5 1 (2.04%) SOAP
5 1 (2.04%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (20.41%) Blackberry
2 8 (16.33%) Fixed Income
3 6 (12.24%) Equities
4 5 (10.20%) Derivative
5 4 (8.16%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 3 (6.12%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (4.08%) Fat Client
7 2 (4.08%) Thin Client
7 2 (4.08%) Credit Derivative
7 2 (4.08%) Grid Computing
7 2 (4.08%) Equity Derivative
7 2 (4.08%) Reference Data
8 1 (2.04%) Semantic Web
8 1 (2.04%) Visualisation
8 1 (2.04%) Hedge funds
8 1 (2.04%) Ontologies
8 1 (2.04%) Informatics
8 1 (2.04%) Life Science
8 1 (2.04%) CLARiiON
8 1 (2.04%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 18 (36.73%) Windows
2 10 (20.41%) Windows 7
3 9 (18.37%) Linux
4 7 (14.29%) UNIX
5 4 (8.16%) Windows XP
6 3 (6.12%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (4.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (2.04%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (18.37%) Electronic Trading
2 6 (12.24%) ITIL
3 4 (8.16%) Investment Management
4 3 (6.12%) Multithreading
4 3 (6.12%) Project Management
4 3 (6.12%) Business Analysis
5 2 (4.08%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (4.08%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (4.08%) Risk Management
5 2 (4.08%) E-Commerce
5 2 (4.08%) Data Modelling
5 2 (4.08%) Mentoring
5 2 (4.08%) Analytics
5 2 (4.08%) Data Analysis
6 1 (2.04%) Software Engineering
6 1 (2.04%) Predictive Modelling
6 1 (2.04%) Line Management
6 1 (2.04%) ETL
6 1 (2.04%) RDF
6 1 (2.04%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (24.49%) SQL
2 11 (22.45%) Java
3 5 (10.20%) Perl
3 5 (10.20%) C#
4 3 (6.12%) VBA
5 2 (4.08%) Python
5 2 (4.08%) Korn
5 2 (4.08%) C++
6 1 (2.04%) PL/SQL
6 1 (2.04%) PowerShell
6 1 (2.04%) SPARQL
6 1 (2.04%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (2.04%) MCSE
1 1 (2.04%) MCSA
1 1 (2.04%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.08%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (28.57%) Active Directory
2 4 (8.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (6.12%) Terminal Server
4 2 (4.08%) Hyper-V
5 1 (2.04%) XenApp
5 1 (2.04%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (2.04%) Xen
5 1 (2.04%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 3 (6.12%) SCCM
2 2 (4.08%) BMC Marimba
3 1 (2.04%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (2.04%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 35 (71.43%) Bloomberg
2 12 (24.49%) Citrix
3 9 (18.37%) Microsoft
4 8 (16.33%) Oracle
5 7 (14.29%) MarketAxess
6 6 (12.24%) TIBCO
7 5 (10.20%) VMware
8 4 (8.16%) HP
8 4 (8.16%) Fidessa
9 3 (6.12%) Cisco
9 3 (6.12%) Adobe
9 3 (6.12%) ION Trading
9 3 (6.12%) Lotus
9 3 (6.12%) Trayport
10 2 (4.08%) Red Hat
10 2 (4.08%) Remedy
10 2 (4.08%) GoldenSource
10 2 (4.08%) DataSynapse
10 2 (4.08%) thinkFolio
10 2 (4.08%) Murex
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