The table below looks at the statistics for Eikon skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Eikon over the 3 months to 27 May 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.

Location
3 months to
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Thomson Reuters Eikon
Rank 574 553 511
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -42
Contract jobs citing Eikon 12 10 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.024% 0.021% 0.022%
As % of the Business Applications category 0.31% 0.24% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 2 4
Average daily rate
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£400 £291 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+37.33% -31.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £204 £232
10% offered a daily rate of more than £491 £378 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Eikon
UK

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

Business Applications Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Business Applications category
3836 4167 3708
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 7.65% 8.68% 8.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 2265 2394 1995
Average daily rate £450 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £582 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £425
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 51 75
Average hourly rate £22.50 £35.00 £37.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.71% -7.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.35 £16.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.50 £52.50 £60.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £37.49 £37.80
% change year-on-year
-39.98% -0.82%

Eikon
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

Eikon Jobs Demand Trend in England

Eikon
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Eikon Daily Rate Trend in England

Eikon
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Eikon across the England region over the 3 months to 27 May 2015.

Eikon Daily Rate Histogram in England

Eikon
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 Eikon within the England region over the 3 months to 27 May 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 +10 7 £438 +50.21% 1
West Midlands - 5 £363 -
Eikon
UK

Eikon
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing Eikon 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 Eikon.

1 19 (95.00%) Reuters
2 13 (65.00%) Bloomberg
3 12 (60.00%) Finance
4 9 (45.00%) Banking
5 7 (35.00%) Windows 7
5 7 (35.00%) Blackberry
5 7 (35.00%) Windows
6 6 (30.00%) MS Office
7 5 (25.00%) MS Excel
7 5 (25.00%) Microsoft
7 5 (25.00%) Lync
7 5 (25.00%) Retail
8 4 (20.00%) RMDS
8 4 (20.00%) Investment Banking
8 4 (20.00%) Yahoo!
8 4 (20.00%) Retail Banking
8 4 (20.00%) iPad
8 4 (20.00%) iPhone
8 4 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (20.00%) Lotus
8 4 (20.00%) Windows XP
8 4 (20.00%) IBM Notes
8 4 (20.00%) Apple
8 4 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (20.00%) Publishing
8 4 (20.00%) Migration
8 4 (20.00%) Front Office
9 3 (15.00%) LDAP
9 3 (15.00%) Linux
9 3 (15.00%) UNIX

Eikon
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing Eikon 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 Eikon. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (25.00%) Lync
2 4 (20.00%) IBM Notes
3 3 (15.00%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 6 (30.00%) MS Office
2 5 (25.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (20.00%) RMDS
2 1 (5.00%) GoldMine
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.00%) LDAP
1 3 (15.00%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.00%) DTS
General
1 12 (60.00%) Finance
2 9 (45.00%) Banking
3 5 (25.00%) Retail
4 4 (20.00%) Investment Banking
4 4 (20.00%) Retail Banking
4 4 (20.00%) Front Office
4 4 (20.00%) Publishing
5 2 (10.00%) Back Office
6 1 (5.00%) Telecoms
6 1 (5.00%) Legal
6 1 (5.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 9 (45.00%) Support Engineer
2 6 (30.00%) Desktop Support
3 5 (25.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 5 (25.00%) Desktop Engineer
3 5 (25.00%) Market Data Engineer
4 4 (20.00%) Deskside Support
4 4 (20.00%) 2nd Line Support
4 4 (20.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 4 (20.00%) Market Data Support Engineer
5 3 (15.00%) Market Data Specialist
5 3 (15.00%) Messaging Analyst
5 3 (15.00%) Analyst
6 2 (10.00%) Support Specialist
6 2 (10.00%) Applications Support
6 2 (10.00%) Applications Support Engineer
6 2 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (10.00%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
7 1 (5.00%) Senior Analyst
7 1 (5.00%) Service Desk Engineer
7 1 (5.00%) Messaging Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.00%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (35.00%) Blackberry
2 4 (20.00%) iPhone
2 4 (20.00%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 7 (35.00%) Windows
1 7 (35.00%) Windows 7
2 4 (20.00%) Windows XP
2 4 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 4 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (15.00%) UNIX
3 3 (15.00%) Linux
4 1 (5.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (20.00%) Migration
2 3 (15.00%) Problem Management
2 3 (15.00%) E-Discovery
2 3 (15.00%) Capacity Management
3 2 (10.00%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (10.00%) Change Control
3 2 (10.00%) Electronic Trading
3 2 (10.00%) Capacity Planning
3 2 (10.00%) CRM
3 2 (10.00%) Workflow
4 1 (5.00%) Incident Management
4 1 (5.00%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.00%) SQL
2 2 (10.00%) Perl
System Software
1 3 (15.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 1 (5.00%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 19 (95.00%) Reuters
2 13 (65.00%) Bloomberg
3 5 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 4 (20.00%) Lotus
4 4 (20.00%) Apple
4 4 (20.00%) Yahoo!
5 2 (10.00%) Altiris
5 2 (10.00%) FFastFill
6 1 (5.00%) Cisco
6 1 (5.00%) Red Hat