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 3 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 Bloomberg.

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Bloomberg
Rank 504 436 335
Rank change year-on-year
-68 -101
Contract jobs citing Bloomberg 82 120 233
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.16% 0.25% 0.52%
As % of the Vendors category 0.36% 0.55% 1.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 64 172
Average daily rate
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£500 £438 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £182 £193 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £314 £313 £600
% change year-on-year
+0.40% -47.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 1
Average hourly rate £17.98 £19.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.36% +5.55%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £15.50
Bloomberg
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
22830 21631 20878
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 45.05% 45.17% 46.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 13693 12374 11460
Average daily rate £399 £388 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.91% -1.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1020 971 1157
Average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.24 £10.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.06 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.14 £17.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+6.70% -12.82%

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 3 July 2015.

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 3 July 2015. 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 -51 77 £500 +11.11% 42
West Midlands - 2 £500 -
South West -8 1 £121 -35.46% 2
South East -15 1 £500 +110.52% 2
North West - 1 - -
Bloomberg
UK

Bloomberg
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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.

1 121 (53.78%) Finance
2 103 (45.78%) Reuters
3 81 (36.00%) Windows
4 76 (33.78%) Banking
5 51 (22.67%) Microsoft
6 49 (21.78%) Front Office
7 44 (19.56%) TCP/IP
8 42 (18.67%) MS Excel
9 39 (17.33%) Active Directory
9 39 (17.33%) Fixed Income
9 39 (17.33%) Investment Banking
10 38 (16.89%) Java
11 36 (16.00%) SQL
11 36 (16.00%) MS Office
12 35 (15.56%) Windows 7
13 34 (15.11%) SQL Server
13 34 (15.11%) Cisco
14 33 (14.67%) ITIL
15 32 (14.22%) Blackberry
15 32 (14.22%) Tradeweb
16 31 (13.78%) UNIX
17 30 (13.33%) DNS
18 28 (12.44%) .NET
18 28 (12.44%) Asset Management
19 27 (12.00%) Service Management
19 27 (12.00%) C#
20 25 (11.11%) Firewall
20 25 (11.11%) RMDS
21 22 (9.78%) Project Management
21 22 (9.78%) iPad

Bloomberg
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 12 (5.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 11 (4.89%) MTS
3 9 (4.00%) MS Exchange
4 8 (3.56%) Lync
5 6 (2.67%) SharePoint
6 5 (2.22%) IBM Notes
7 4 (1.78%) MindAlign
8 3 (1.33%) Oracle Coherence
9 2 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2010
10 1 (0.44%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 42 (18.67%) MS Excel
2 36 (16.00%) MS Office
3 6 (2.67%) Spreadsheet
4 4 (1.78%) Mingle
4 4 (1.78%) MS Visio
4 4 (1.78%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.89%) MS Project
5 2 (0.89%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 25 (11.11%) RMDS
2 12 (5.33%) thinkFolio
3 11 (4.89%) Eikon
4 8 (3.56%) Markit EDM
4 8 (3.56%) Summit
5 7 (3.11%) ION MarketView
6 6 (2.67%) LatentZero
7 4 (1.78%) Bloomberg TOMS
8 2 (0.89%) Tesseract
8 2 (0.89%) Minerva
8 2 (0.89%) Sentinel
8 2 (0.89%) Temenos Globus
8 2 (0.89%) Temenos T24
9 1 (0.44%) Oracle General Ledger
9 1 (0.44%) SimCorp Dimension
9 1 (0.44%) GoldMine
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.44%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (0.44%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 44 (19.56%) TCP/IP
2 30 (13.33%) DNS
3 25 (11.11%) Firewall
4 21 (9.33%) DHCP
5 19 (8.44%) Multicast
6 17 (7.56%) Wireshark
6 17 (7.56%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 17 (7.56%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 14 (6.22%) Network Security
8 9 (4.00%) VoIP
9 8 (3.56%) LDAP
9 8 (3.56%) LAN
9 8 (3.56%) Unified Communications
10 7 (3.11%) WAN
11 6 (2.67%) VPN
12 5 (2.22%) Cisco IPT
13 4 (1.78%) Softphone
13 4 (1.78%) Cisco IOS
13 4 (1.78%) SSL
14 3 (1.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (15.11%) SQL Server
2 9 (4.00%) Relational Database
3 4 (1.78%) MS Access
3 4 (1.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (0.89%) Data Mart
4 2 (0.89%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.44%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.44%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.44%) HBase
5 1 (0.44%) Big Data
5 1 (0.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.44%) Oracle BI EE
5 1 (0.44%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.44%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 7 (3.11%) JIRA
2 5 (2.22%) Selenium
3 3 (1.33%) JUnit
3 3 (1.33%) WebDriver
3 3 (1.33%) SpecFlow
4 2 (0.89%) Visual Studio
4 2 (0.89%) Subversion
4 2 (0.89%) Maven
5 1 (0.44%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.44%) HP UFT
5 1 (0.44%) LoadRunner
5 1 (0.44%) Introscope
5 1 (0.44%) NUnit
5 1 (0.44%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.44%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (0.44%) FxCop
5 1 (0.44%) StyleCop
General
1 121 (53.78%) Finance
2 76 (33.78%) Banking
3 49 (21.78%) Front Office
4 39 (17.33%) Investment Banking
5 11 (4.89%) Financial Institution
6 10 (4.44%) Back Office
7 5 (2.22%) Retail
7 5 (2.22%) Publishing
8 3 (1.33%) Retail Banking
9 2 (0.89%) Corporate Banking
9 2 (0.89%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.44%) Legal
10 1 (0.44%) Advertising
10 1 (0.44%) Games
10 1 (0.44%) Private Banking
10 1 (0.44%) German Language
Job Titles
1 67 (29.78%) Analyst
2 41 (18.22%) Developer
3 26 (11.56%) Business Analyst
4 25 (11.11%) Desktop Support
5 22 (9.78%) Support Analyst
6 20 (8.89%) Support Engineer
7 19 (8.44%) Desktop Engineer
8 17 (7.56%) Applications Support
9 15 (6.67%) Consultant
10 14 (6.22%) Network Consultant
11 13 (5.78%) Desktop Support Engineer
12 11 (4.89%) Data Analyst
13 10 (4.44%) Java Developer
14 9 (4.00%) Market Data Engineer
15 8 (3.56%) Network Security Consultant
15 8 (3.56%) C# Developer
15 8 (3.56%) Security Consultant
16 7 (3.11%) 2nd Line Support
16 7 (3.11%) Administrator
16 7 (3.11%) Applications Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (12.44%) .NET
2 18 (8.00%) Rendezvous
3 14 (6.22%) FIX Protocol
4 12 (5.33%) WPF
5 9 (4.00%) .NET Framework
6 8 (3.56%) ASP.NET
6 8 (3.56%) ASP.NET MVC
7 6 (2.67%) CSS
7 6 (2.67%) Middleware
8 5 (2.22%) WinForms
8 5 (2.22%) Spring
8 5 (2.22%) HTML
9 4 (1.78%) Reactive Extensions
10 3 (1.33%) jQuery
10 3 (1.33%) TIBCO EMS
10 3 (1.33%) XML
11 2 (0.89%) COM
11 2 (0.89%) WCF
11 2 (0.89%) Task Parallel Library
11 2 (0.89%) Unity DI Container
Miscellaneous
1 39 (17.33%) Fixed Income
2 32 (14.22%) Blackberry
3 22 (9.78%) iPad
4 20 (8.89%) Derivative
5 18 (8.00%) Management Information System
6 17 (7.56%) Equities
6 17 (7.56%) Analytical Skills
7 16 (7.11%) iPhone
8 15 (6.67%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 13 (5.78%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 10 (4.44%) Reference Data
11 8 (3.56%) Clustering
12 5 (2.22%) Hedge funds
12 5 (2.22%) Data Centre
13 4 (1.78%) SWIFT
13 4 (1.78%) Visualisation
13 4 (1.78%) Credit Derivative
14 3 (1.33%) Equity Derivative
14 3 (1.33%) Statistics
14 3 (1.33%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 81 (36.00%) Windows
2 35 (15.56%) Windows 7
3 31 (13.78%) UNIX
4 20 (8.89%) Windows XP
4 20 (8.89%) Windows Server 2008
5 17 (7.56%) Linux
6 13 (5.78%) Solaris
7 11 (4.89%) Windows 8
8 8 (3.56%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (1.33%) Android
9 3 (1.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.89%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.44%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.44%) SUSE
11 1 (0.44%) Debian
11 1 (0.44%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (14.67%) ITIL
2 28 (12.44%) Asset Management
3 27 (12.00%) Service Management
4 22 (9.78%) Project Management
5 18 (8.00%) Change Management
6 17 (7.56%) Investment Management
6 17 (7.56%) Low Latency
7 15 (6.67%) Multithreading
7 15 (6.67%) Network Architecture
8 14 (6.22%) Electronic Trading
8 14 (6.22%) Load Balancing
8 14 (6.22%) User Acceptance Testing
9 13 (5.78%) OO
9 13 (5.78%) Agile Software Development
10 12 (5.33%) Business Analysis
10 12 (5.33%) Mentoring
11 11 (4.89%) OOD
11 11 (4.89%) Portfolio Management
12 10 (4.44%) Integration Testing
13 9 (4.00%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 38 (16.89%) Java
2 36 (16.00%) SQL
3 27 (12.00%) C#
4 19 (8.44%) VBA
5 18 (8.00%) PowerShell
6 15 (6.67%) Perl
7 12 (5.33%) Shell Script
8 11 (4.89%) C++
9 8 (3.56%) Python
10 7 (3.11%) JavaScript
11 3 (1.33%) T-SQL
12 2 (0.89%) Scala
13 1 (0.44%) C-shell
13 1 (0.44%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.44%) R
13 1 (0.44%) AWK
13 1 (0.44%) Lingo
13 1 (0.44%) Korn
13 1 (0.44%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 14 (6.22%) CISSP
2 8 (3.56%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (3.56%) Degree
3 7 (3.11%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (1.78%) ISEB
4 4 (1.78%) CCNP
5 3 (1.33%) MCSE
5 3 (1.33%) Security Cleared
5 3 (1.33%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (0.89%) PMP
6 2 (0.89%) PMI Certification
6 2 (0.89%) IIBA
6 2 (0.89%) CBAP
6 2 (0.89%) MCSA
6 2 (0.89%) MCP
7 1 (0.44%) CCNA
7 1 (0.44%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.56%) SLA
2 3 (1.33%) Solvency II
3 2 (0.89%) MiFID
4 1 (0.44%) QA
4 1 (0.44%) Data Quality
System Software
1 39 (17.33%) Active Directory
2 9 (4.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (2.22%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (0.89%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.44%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.44%) vSphere
5 1 (0.44%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.44%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 5 (2.22%) SCCM
1 5 (2.22%) HP Quality Center
1 5 (2.22%) ITRS Geneos
2 2 (0.89%) AirWatch
3 1 (0.44%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.44%) Control-M
Vendors
1 103 (45.78%) Reuters
2 51 (22.67%) Microsoft
3 34 (15.11%) Cisco
4 32 (14.22%) Tradeweb
5 21 (9.33%) TIBCO
6 18 (8.00%) Juniper
7 17 (7.56%) CheckPoint
7 17 (7.56%) NetScout
7 17 (7.56%) F5
8 16 (7.11%) Radianz
9 15 (6.67%) ION Trading
9 15 (6.67%) Lancope
9 15 (6.67%) LogLogic
9 15 (6.67%) Blue Coat
9 15 (6.67%) SolarWinds
9 15 (6.67%) Tufin
9 15 (6.67%) TippingPoint
10 14 (6.22%) VMware
11 12 (5.33%) Murex
12 11 (4.89%) HP
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