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 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Bloomberg
Rank 415 401 411
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +10
Contract jobs citing Bloomberg 142 138 111
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.31% 0.31% 0.27%
As % of the Vendors category 0.68% 0.68% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 82 84
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£475 £300 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+58.33% -40.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £178 £171 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £625 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £420 £130 £225
% change year-on-year
+223.07% -42.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 2
Average hourly rate £73.75 £19.10 £25.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+286.22% -25.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.75 £14.35 £23.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £110.75 £98.00 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £10.00 -
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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
20941 20363 19274
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 45.94% 45.67% 46.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 12460 11591 10375
Average daily rate £400 £395 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% +5.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £223 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 918 910 1252
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -12.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.35 £11.00 £10.58
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £39.31 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -13.15%

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 29 January 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Bloomberg across the England region over the 3 months to 29 January 2015.

Bloomberg Hourly Rate Histogram 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 29 January 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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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 +19 139 £475 +58.33% 41
South East -11 3 £433 - 4
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UK

Bloomberg
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 January 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.

1 142 (51.26%) Reuters
2 120 (43.32%) Finance
3 109 (39.35%) Windows
4 87 (31.41%) Banking
5 86 (31.05%) SQL
6 80 (28.88%) Front Office
7 73 (26.35%) Windows 7
8 65 (23.47%) MS Office
9 57 (20.58%) Microsoft
10 50 (18.05%) UNIX
11 48 (17.33%) Active Directory
12 45 (16.25%) Blackberry
12 45 (16.25%) MS Excel
13 43 (15.52%) Asset Management
14 38 (13.72%) Windows XP
14 38 (13.72%) Citrix
15 37 (13.36%) Investment Banking
16 35 (12.64%) Linux
17 34 (12.27%) SQL Server
17 34 (12.27%) Derivative
18 31 (11.19%) Java
19 30 (10.83%) Fixed Income
20 27 (9.75%) Fidessa
20 27 (9.75%) Murex
20 27 (9.75%) thinkFolio
21 26 (9.39%) Investment Management
21 26 (9.39%) FIX Protocol
22 24 (8.66%) Back Office
22 24 (8.66%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
22 24 (8.66%) TCP/IP

Bloomberg
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 22 (7.94%) SharePoint
2 21 (7.58%) MS Exchange
3 12 (4.33%) IBM Notes
4 10 (3.61%) Lync
5 8 (2.89%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 7 (2.53%) Exchange Server 2003
6 7 (2.53%) WebSphere
6 7 (2.53%) WebLogic
7 5 (1.81%) Exchange Server 2010
7 5 (1.81%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (0.72%) MindAlign
8 2 (0.72%) Oracle Coherence
9 1 (0.36%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.36%) SAS
9 1 (0.36%) IIS
Applications
1 65 (23.47%) MS Office
2 45 (16.25%) MS Excel
3 6 (2.17%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.72%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.36%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 17 (6.14%) RMDS
2 15 (5.42%) Summit
2 15 (5.42%) Markit EDM
3 11 (3.97%) Eikon
4 9 (3.25%) LatentZero
5 8 (2.89%) Murex MxG2000
6 6 (2.17%) ION MarketView
7 3 (1.08%) Bloomberg TOMS
8 2 (0.72%) SimCorp Dimension
8 2 (0.72%) 3000 Xtra
9 1 (0.36%) SunGard APT
9 1 (0.36%) Temenos T24
9 1 (0.36%) Adaptiv
9 1 (0.36%) Temenos Globus
Communications & Networking
1 24 (8.66%) TCP/IP
2 22 (7.94%) DNS
3 21 (7.58%) DHCP
4 18 (6.50%) Firewall
5 13 (4.69%) Internet
6 11 (3.97%) Wireshark
6 11 (3.97%) FTP
7 10 (3.61%) Wireless
8 8 (2.89%) WAN
8 8 (2.89%) LAN
8 8 (2.89%) VPN
9 7 (2.53%) Multicast
10 5 (1.81%) VoIP
11 4 (1.44%) LDAP
11 4 (1.44%) Cisco IPT
11 4 (1.44%) Cisco IOS
11 4 (1.44%) Unified Communications
12 3 (1.08%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 3 (1.08%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
13 2 (0.72%) Softphone
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (12.27%) SQL Server
2 14 (5.05%) Relational Database
3 11 (3.97%) SQL Server 2008
4 10 (3.61%) MS Access
5 4 (1.44%) DB2
5 4 (1.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (1.08%) RDBMS
7 2 (0.72%) Data Mining
7 2 (0.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.36%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.36%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.36%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 7 (2.53%) Maven
2 5 (1.81%) Visual Studio
2 5 (1.81%) QuickTest Pro
3 3 (1.08%) JIRA
4 2 (0.72%) AdminStudio
4 2 (0.72%) Subversion
4 2 (0.72%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.36%) Rhino Mocks
5 1 (0.36%) Moq
5 1 (0.36%) Hudson
5 1 (0.36%) FxCop
5 1 (0.36%) StyleCop
5 1 (0.36%) MSTest
5 1 (0.36%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.36%) ReSharper
5 1 (0.36%) CruiseControl
5 1 (0.36%) NUnit
5 1 (0.36%) IntelliJ
5 1 (0.36%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.36%) Ant
General
1 120 (43.32%) Finance
2 87 (31.41%) Banking
3 80 (28.88%) Front Office
4 37 (13.36%) Investment Banking
5 24 (8.66%) Back Office
6 8 (2.89%) Financial Institution
6 8 (2.89%) Retail
7 3 (1.08%) Retail Banking
8 2 (0.72%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.36%) Private Banking
9 1 (0.36%) Marketing
9 1 (0.36%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 106 (38.27%) Analyst
2 48 (17.33%) Support Analyst
3 35 (12.64%) Developer
4 33 (11.91%) Business Analyst
5 31 (11.19%) Applications Support
6 25 (9.03%) Support Engineer
7 22 (7.94%) Desktop Support
8 17 (6.14%) Java Developer
9 16 (5.78%) Desktop Engineer
10 15 (5.42%) 1st Line Support
10 15 (5.42%) Market Data Engineer
11 14 (5.05%) Consultant
12 13 (4.69%) Applications Support Analyst
13 12 (4.33%) 2nd Line Support
13 12 (4.33%) Help Desk Analyst
13 12 (4.33%) Help Desk Support
14 10 (3.61%) Systems Analyst
14 10 (3.61%) Desktop Support Engineer
14 10 (3.61%) Help Desk Support Analyst
14 10 (3.61%) VBA Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (9.39%) FIX Protocol
2 13 (4.69%) .NET
3 12 (4.33%) JMS
4 10 (3.61%) XML
5 9 (3.25%) Spring
5 9 (3.25%) Hibernate
6 8 (2.89%) Murex Flex
6 8 (2.89%) Spring Integration
7 7 (2.53%) JNI
7 7 (2.53%) Java SE
7 7 (2.53%) Java EE
7 7 (2.53%) XSLT
7 7 (2.53%) Middleware
8 6 (2.17%) HTML
9 4 (1.44%) Rendezvous
9 4 (1.44%) WinForms
9 4 (1.44%) HTML5
10 3 (1.08%) JSON
10 3 (1.08%) Application Packaging
11 2 (0.72%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 45 (16.25%) Blackberry
2 34 (12.27%) Derivative
3 30 (10.83%) Fixed Income
4 24 (8.66%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 23 (8.30%) Analytical Skills
6 19 (6.86%) Thin Client
6 19 (6.86%) Fat Client
7 18 (6.50%) Equities
8 14 (5.05%) Credit Derivative
9 12 (4.33%) iPad
10 11 (3.97%) iPhone
10 11 (3.97%) Smartphone
10 11 (3.97%) Management Information System
11 10 (3.61%) Smartcard
11 10 (3.61%) Hedge funds
11 10 (3.61%) Data Integration
12 9 (3.25%) Reference Data
13 6 (2.17%) Mobile App
14 5 (1.81%) Mathematics
14 5 (1.81%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 109 (39.35%) Windows
2 73 (26.35%) Windows 7
3 50 (18.05%) UNIX
4 38 (13.72%) Windows XP
5 35 (12.64%) Linux
6 21 (7.58%) Windows Server 2008
7 16 (5.78%) Windows 8
8 11 (3.97%) Windows Server 2003
9 10 (3.61%) Solaris
9 10 (3.61%) Windows Vista
10 6 (2.17%) Apple iOS
11 5 (1.81%) Mac OS X
12 4 (1.44%) Windows Server 2012
13 3 (1.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 3 (1.08%) SUSE
14 2 (0.72%) Android
14 2 (0.72%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (15.52%) Asset Management
2 26 (9.39%) Investment Management
3 23 (8.30%) ITIL
4 18 (6.50%) Fund Management
5 16 (5.78%) Business Analysis
6 13 (4.69%) Risk Management
7 12 (4.33%) User Acceptance Testing
7 12 (4.33%) Multithreading
7 12 (4.33%) Electronic Trading
8 11 (3.97%) Workflow
9 9 (3.25%) Unit Testing
9 9 (3.25%) Service Delivery
9 9 (3.25%) Project Management
10 8 (2.89%) Software Testing
11 7 (2.53%) Low Latency
11 7 (2.53%) Performance Tuning
11 7 (2.53%) Problem Management
11 7 (2.53%) Data Analysis
11 7 (2.53%) Agile Software Development
11 7 (2.53%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 86 (31.05%) SQL
2 31 (11.19%) Java
3 21 (7.58%) Perl
4 20 (7.22%) VBA
5 19 (6.86%) PowerShell
6 18 (6.50%) C#
7 13 (4.69%) C++
8 11 (3.97%) Python
8 11 (3.97%) Shell Script
9 8 (2.89%) VBScript
10 6 (2.17%) T-SQL
11 3 (1.08%) Bash Shell
12 2 (0.72%) JavaScript
13 1 (0.36%) VB
Qualifications
1 15 (5.42%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (3.97%) MCP
3 10 (3.61%) A+ Certification
3 10 (3.61%) MCDST
3 10 (3.61%) MCITP
4 8 (2.89%) ISEB
5 7 (2.53%) ISEB Practitioner
5 7 (2.53%) Degree
6 6 (2.17%) CCNP
6 6 (2.17%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (1.44%) CISSP
8 3 (1.08%) MCSE
9 2 (0.72%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (0.72%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.53%) QA
2 4 (1.44%) SLA
3 1 (0.36%) EMIR
System Software
1 48 (17.33%) Active Directory
2 9 (3.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (2.89%) VMware Workstation
4 5 (1.81%) XenApp
4 5 (1.81%) XenDesktop
5 4 (1.44%) Terminal Services
5 4 (1.44%) MetaFrame
5 4 (1.44%) VMware Server
5 4 (1.44%) Hyper-V
5 4 (1.44%) vSphere
6 3 (1.08%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.36%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 20 (7.22%) SCCM
2 10 (3.61%) HP Quality Center
3 5 (1.81%) SCVMM
4 4 (1.44%) NetBackup
4 4 (1.44%) WSUS
4 4 (1.44%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 4 (1.44%) ITRS Geneos
5 2 (0.72%) Nagios
5 2 (0.72%) Control-M
5 2 (0.72%) SCOM
Vendors
1 142 (51.26%) Reuters
2 57 (20.58%) Microsoft
3 38 (13.72%) Citrix
4 27 (9.75%) Fidessa
4 27 (9.75%) Murex
4 27 (9.75%) thinkFolio
5 23 (8.30%) Oracle
6 21 (7.58%) ION Trading
7 19 (6.86%) Tradeweb
8 18 (6.50%) Cisco
8 18 (6.50%) CQG
9 17 (6.14%) Charles River
10 15 (5.42%) MarketAxess
11 14 (5.05%) Sybase
12 12 (4.33%) Lotus
12 12 (4.33%) VMware
13 11 (3.97%) TIBCO
14 10 (3.61%) Symantec
14 10 (3.61%) Apple
15 9 (3.25%) HP
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