The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Bloomberg products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Bloomberg over the 3 months to 23 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 Bloomberg.

Location
3 months to
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Bloomberg
Rank 454 398 404
Rank change year-on-year
-56 +6
Contract jobs citing Bloomberg 127 164 177
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.24% 0.34% 0.33%
As % of the Vendors category 0.53% 0.73% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 106 120
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£350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £174 £174 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £577 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £180 £245
% change year-on-year
+136.11% -26.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 1
Average hourly rate £12.50 £22.50 £17.87
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.44% +25.94%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.00 - -
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UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Vendors Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
23934 22343 24958
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 45.62% 46.39% 46.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 13814 12876 13105
Average daily rate £400 £388 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +0.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1101 1010 1277
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £19.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.63% +2.70%

Bloomberg
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Bloomberg across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Bloomberg Jobs Demand Trend in England

Bloomberg
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Bloomberg across the England region.

Bloomberg Daily Rate Trend in England

Bloomberg
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Bloomberg across the England region over the 3 months to 23 September 2014.

Bloomberg Daily Rate Histogram in England

Bloomberg
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Bloomberg across the England region.

Bloomberg Hourly Rate Trend in England

Bloomberg
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Bloomberg within the England region over the 3 months to 23 September 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -7 126 £350 -5.40% 89
North West - - - -
South East - - - - 2
West Midlands - - - -
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UK

Bloomberg
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing Bloomberg 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 Bloomberg.

1 129 (52.23%) Reuters
2 117 (47.37%) Finance
3 108 (43.72%) Windows
4 86 (34.82%) Banking
5 84 (34.01%) Front Office
6 54 (21.86%) SQL
7 51 (20.65%) Investment Banking
8 50 (20.24%) Microsoft
9 49 (19.84%) UNIX
9 49 (19.84%) Windows 7
10 47 (19.03%) MS Office
10 47 (19.03%) Active Directory
11 44 (17.81%) Java
12 40 (16.19%) Fixed Income
13 39 (15.79%) Linux
14 37 (14.98%) Blackberry
14 37 (14.98%) ION Trading
15 36 (14.57%) Oracle
16 35 (14.17%) MS Excel
17 34 (13.77%) Asset Management
18 31 (12.55%) SQL Server
19 30 (12.15%) Murex
19 30 (12.15%) Citrix
20 29 (11.74%) Fidessa
21 25 (10.12%) Hedge funds
22 24 (9.72%) MarketAxess
23 23 (9.31%) SCCM
23 23 (9.31%) Investment Management
23 23 (9.31%) VMware
24 22 (8.91%) Financial Institution

Bloomberg
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing Bloomberg 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 Bloomberg. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 22 (8.91%) Lync
2 20 (8.10%) MS Exchange
3 17 (6.88%) SharePoint
4 12 (4.86%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 12 (4.86%) IBM Notes
5 8 (3.24%) Exchange Server 2010
6 6 (2.43%) WebSphere
6 6 (2.43%) WebLogic
7 3 (1.21%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (0.81%) Oracle Coherence
8 2 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (0.81%) Confluence
8 2 (0.81%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.40%) Mule
9 1 (0.40%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.40%) CMS
9 1 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2000
9 1 (0.40%) SAS
Applications
1 47 (19.03%) MS Office
2 35 (14.17%) MS Excel
3 4 (1.62%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (1.21%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.40%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 18 (7.29%) Markit EDM
2 17 (6.88%) ION MarketView
3 11 (4.45%) RMDS
4 8 (3.24%) LatentZero
4 8 (3.24%) Eikon
5 7 (2.83%) Bloomberg TOMS
5 7 (2.83%) Murex MxG2000
6 5 (2.02%) Oracle iProcurement
7 4 (1.62%) PolarLake
8 3 (1.21%) Summit
8 3 (1.21%) Sentinel
9 2 (0.81%) Adaptiv
9 2 (0.81%) SunGard Stream Clearvision
9 2 (0.81%) Tesseract
9 2 (0.81%) Minerva
10 1 (0.40%) Khalix
10 1 (0.40%) SimCorp Dimension
10 1 (0.40%) Eagle PACE
10 1 (0.40%) 3000 Xtra
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.21%) Office 365
2 1 (0.40%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.40%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (6.48%) DNS
2 15 (6.07%) VPN
2 15 (6.07%) DHCP
3 10 (4.05%) TCP/IP
4 6 (2.43%) Unified Communications
5 5 (2.02%) 3G
5 5 (2.02%) WAN
5 5 (2.02%) FTP
5 5 (2.02%) HTTP
5 5 (2.02%) LDAP
5 5 (2.02%) LAN
5 5 (2.02%) PSTN
5 5 (2.02%) SSL
6 4 (1.62%) Internet
6 4 (1.62%) IP Telephony
7 3 (1.21%) SAN
8 2 (0.81%) VoIP
8 2 (0.81%) AMQP
9 1 (0.40%) Firewall
9 1 (0.40%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (12.55%) SQL Server
2 13 (5.26%) Relational Database
3 5 (2.02%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (1.62%) NoSQL
5 3 (1.21%) MySQL
5 3 (1.21%) Oracle Database
5 3 (1.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (1.21%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (0.81%) MongoDB
6 2 (0.81%) Firebird
6 2 (0.81%) Crystal Reports
6 2 (0.81%) Oracle Database 10g
6 2 (0.81%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.40%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.40%) SQL Server 7
7 1 (0.40%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (0.40%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.40%) MS Access
7 1 (0.40%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.40%) DTS
Development Applications
1 10 (4.05%) JUnit
2 3 (1.21%) Subversion
2 3 (1.21%) Maven
2 3 (1.21%) JIRA
2 3 (1.21%) jMock
2 3 (1.21%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 2 (0.81%) Jenkins
3 2 (0.81%) Eclipse
3 2 (0.81%) IntelliJ
3 2 (0.81%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 117 (47.37%) Finance
2 86 (34.82%) Banking
3 84 (34.01%) Front Office
4 51 (20.65%) Investment Banking
5 22 (8.91%) Financial Institution
6 12 (4.86%) Back Office
7 11 (4.45%) Telecoms
8 8 (3.24%) Legal
8 8 (3.24%) Advertising
9 2 (0.81%) International Banking
9 2 (0.81%) Private Banking
9 2 (0.81%) German Language
10 1 (0.40%) Marketing
10 1 (0.40%) French Language
10 1 (0.40%) Retail
10 1 (0.40%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 66 (26.72%) Analyst
2 45 (18.22%) Developer
3 32 (12.96%) Desktop Support
4 28 (11.34%) Business Analyst
5 25 (10.12%) Support Analyst
6 23 (9.31%) 2nd Line Support
7 22 (8.91%) Support Engineer
7 22 (8.91%) Java Developer
8 20 (8.10%) Applications Support
9 14 (5.67%) Consultant
10 13 (5.26%) Data Analyst
11 12 (4.86%) Desktop Engineer
12 9 (3.64%) Desktop Analyst
13 8 (3.24%) Desktop Support Analyst
13 8 (3.24%) Administrator
14 7 (2.83%) Front Office Developer
15 6 (2.43%) Junior
15 6 (2.43%) Desktop Support Engineer
15 6 (2.43%) Senior Desktop Support
16 5 (2.02%) Data Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (6.07%) JMS
1 15 (6.07%) Spring
2 14 (5.67%) Middleware
2 14 (5.67%) XML
2 14 (5.67%) .NET
2 14 (5.67%) Java EE
3 13 (5.26%) Hibernate
4 9 (3.64%) Rendezvous
5 8 (3.24%) XSLT
6 7 (2.83%) JTS
6 7 (2.83%) JTA
6 7 (2.83%) JNI
6 7 (2.83%) Murex Flex
6 7 (2.83%) Spring Integration
7 6 (2.43%) Java SE
7 6 (2.43%) Web Services
8 4 (1.62%) WCF
9 3 (1.21%) HTML5
9 3 (1.21%) FIX Protocol
9 3 (1.21%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 40 (16.19%) Fixed Income
2 37 (14.98%) Blackberry
3 25 (10.12%) Hedge funds
4 17 (6.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 17 (6.88%) Equities
5 15 (6.07%) Reference Data
6 14 (5.67%) Analytical Skills
7 12 (4.86%) Derivative
8 8 (3.24%) Clustering
8 8 (3.24%) Market Risk
9 7 (2.83%) Computer Science
10 6 (2.43%) Credit Derivative
11 5 (2.02%) Mathematics
11 5 (2.02%) Thin Client
11 5 (2.02%) Client/Server
11 5 (2.02%) Fat Client
11 5 (2.02%) iPhone
12 4 (1.62%) iPad
12 4 (1.62%) Credit Risk
13 3 (1.21%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 108 (43.72%) Windows
2 49 (19.84%) UNIX
2 49 (19.84%) Windows 7
3 39 (15.79%) Linux
4 22 (8.91%) Windows XP
5 12 (4.86%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (3.64%) Solaris
7 8 (3.24%) Mac OS X
8 5 (2.02%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (1.62%) Windows 8
10 3 (1.21%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (1.21%) Apple iOS
11 2 (0.81%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.40%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.40%) Android
12 1 (0.40%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (13.77%) Asset Management
2 23 (9.31%) Investment Management
3 20 (8.10%) Electronic Trading
4 18 (7.29%) Data Management
4 18 (7.29%) ITIL
5 16 (6.48%) Business Analysis
5 16 (6.48%) Agile Software Development
6 15 (6.07%) Mentoring
7 14 (5.67%) Multithreading
7 14 (5.67%) OO
7 14 (5.67%) Service Delivery
8 13 (5.26%) Incident Management
9 12 (4.86%) UML
10 11 (4.45%) User Acceptance Testing
11 10 (4.05%) Integration Testing
11 10 (4.05%) Project Management
12 8 (3.24%) Data Analysis
12 8 (3.24%) TDD
12 8 (3.24%) BDD
13 7 (2.83%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 54 (21.86%) SQL
2 44 (17.81%) Java
3 17 (6.88%) C#
4 12 (4.86%) C++
4 12 (4.86%) PowerShell
5 10 (4.05%) Perl
6 9 (3.64%) VBA
7 6 (2.43%) Shell Script
8 4 (1.62%) VBScript
9 3 (1.21%) Python
9 3 (1.21%) T-SQL
9 3 (1.21%) JavaScript
10 2 (0.81%) PL/SQL
10 2 (0.81%) C
10 2 (0.81%) C++/CLI
10 2 (0.81%) VB
10 2 (0.81%) VC++
Qualifications
1 17 (6.88%) Degree
2 6 (2.43%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (2.02%) MCP
4 3 (1.21%) MCSA
4 3 (1.21%) MOS
5 1 (0.40%) MCDST
5 1 (0.40%) MCITP
5 1 (0.40%) A+ Certification
5 1 (0.40%) ISEB
5 1 (0.40%) MCSE
5 1 (0.40%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.83%) SLA
2 2 (0.81%) QA
3 1 (0.40%) EMIR
System Software
1 47 (19.03%) Active Directory
2 18 (7.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (2.83%) XenApp
4 4 (1.62%) Terminal Server
5 3 (1.21%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.81%) VMware Workstation
6 2 (0.81%) VMware Server
7 1 (0.40%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.40%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.40%) Oracle RMAN
7 1 (0.40%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.40%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.40%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 23 (9.31%) SCCM
2 12 (4.86%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 5 (2.02%) DameWare
4 2 (0.81%) SCVMM
4 2 (0.81%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.40%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.40%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.40%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.40%) WSUS
5 1 (0.40%) BMC Marimba
Vendors
1 129 (52.23%) Reuters
2 50 (20.24%) Microsoft
3 37 (14.98%) ION Trading
4 36 (14.57%) Oracle
5 30 (12.15%) Murex
5 30 (12.15%) Citrix
6 29 (11.74%) Fidessa
7 24 (9.72%) MarketAxess
8 23 (9.31%) VMware
9 19 (7.69%) Charles River
10 17 (6.88%) Sybase
11 15 (6.07%) Symantec
11 15 (6.07%) thinkFolio
12 13 (5.26%) Cisco
13 12 (4.86%) Lotus
13 12 (4.86%) AppSense
13 12 (4.86%) Altiris
14 11 (4.45%) Salesforce.com
14 11 (4.45%) eSpeed
15 9 (3.64%) TIBCO
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