The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Reuters 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 Reuters over the 3 months to 27 April 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 Reuters Group PLC.

Location
3 months to
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Reuters
Rank 506 451 361
Rank change year-on-year
-55 -90
Contract jobs citing Reuters 77 132 165
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.15% 0.27% 0.38%
As % of the Vendors category 0.34% 0.58% 0.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 77 123
Average daily rate
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£400 £425 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -15.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £179 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £624 £625 £645
UK excluding London average daily rate £124 £475 £550
% change year-on-year
-73.89% -13.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 8 1
Average hourly rate - £17.50 £39.53
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -55.72%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £14.00
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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 England region.

Vendors Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
22969 22637 19928
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 45.46% 45.64% 46.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 13304 13014 10925
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £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 1000 1001 1113
Average hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £41.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%

Reuters
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

Reuters Jobs Demand Trend in England

Reuters
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Reuters Daily Rate Trend in England

Reuters
Daily Rate Histogram in England

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

Reuters Daily Rate Histogram in England

Reuters
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Reuters Hourly Rate Trend in England

Reuters
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 Reuters within the England region over the 3 months to 27 April 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 -68 75 £425 - 26
West Midlands - 2 £350 -
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Reuters
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England 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.

1 136 (75.14%) Bloomberg
2 85 (46.96%) Windows
3 77 (42.54%) Finance
4 63 (34.81%) Banking
5 51 (28.18%) Windows 7
6 42 (23.20%) MS Office
7 40 (22.10%) UNIX
8 39 (21.55%) Linux
9 37 (20.44%) Active Directory
10 36 (19.89%) Blackberry
11 35 (19.34%) Citrix
11 35 (19.34%) Microsoft
12 30 (16.57%) MS Excel
12 30 (16.57%) SQL
12 30 (16.57%) Front Office
13 29 (16.02%) FIX Protocol
14 27 (14.92%) Investment Banking
15 25 (13.81%) RMDS
16 22 (12.15%) Firewall
16 22 (12.15%) SQL Server
17 21 (11.60%) Perl
17 21 (11.60%) ITIL
17 21 (11.60%) Cisco
17 21 (11.60%) TCP/IP
17 21 (11.60%) TIBCO
17 21 (11.60%) VMware
18 19 (10.50%) Fixed Income
18 19 (10.50%) Windows XP
19 18 (9.94%) Oracle
19 18 (9.94%) HP

Reuters
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 10 (5.52%) MS Exchange
1 10 (5.52%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 8 (4.42%) SharePoint
3 7 (3.87%) IBM Notes
4 4 (2.21%) Lync
5 3 (1.66%) WorkSite
6 1 (0.55%) Office Communications Server
6 1 (0.55%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.55%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.55%) IIS
Applications
1 42 (23.20%) MS Office
2 30 (16.57%) MS Excel
3 3 (1.66%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (1.66%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.55%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.55%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.55%) Adobe Premiere
4 1 (0.55%) Adobe After Effects
Business Applications
1 25 (13.81%) RMDS
2 17 (9.39%) Eikon
3 7 (3.87%) ION MarketView
4 1 (0.55%) 3000 Xtra
4 1 (0.55%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.55%) Murex MxG2000
4 1 (0.55%) Summit
4 1 (0.55%) LatentZero
4 1 (0.55%) GoldMine
4 1 (0.55%) thinkFolio
4 1 (0.55%) Oracle General Ledger
Communications & Networking
1 22 (12.15%) Firewall
2 21 (11.60%) TCP/IP
3 15 (8.29%) Multicast
4 12 (6.63%) DNS
5 10 (5.52%) DHCP
6 9 (4.97%) Internet
7 8 (4.42%) Wireshark
8 7 (3.87%) Wireless
8 7 (3.87%) VPN
8 7 (3.87%) WAN
8 7 (3.87%) LAN
9 6 (3.31%) FTP
10 4 (2.21%) VoIP
10 4 (2.21%) SSL
10 4 (2.21%) SAN
10 4 (2.21%) Cisco IPT
10 4 (2.21%) Cisco IOS
10 4 (2.21%) NAS
11 3 (1.66%) MPLS
11 3 (1.66%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (12.15%) SQL Server
2 7 (3.87%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (1.66%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (1.66%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.10%) MS Access
4 2 (1.10%) DTS
5 1 (0.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.55%) Oracle BI EE
5 1 (0.55%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (0.55%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 6 (3.31%) JIRA
2 5 (2.76%) Visual Studio
3 2 (1.10%) AdminStudio
3 2 (1.10%) JUnit
3 2 (1.10%) Maven
4 1 (0.55%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (0.55%) NUnit
4 1 (0.55%) Subversion
4 1 (0.55%) MSI
General
1 77 (42.54%) Finance
2 63 (34.81%) Banking
3 30 (16.57%) Front Office
4 27 (14.92%) Investment Banking
5 16 (8.84%) Back Office
6 11 (6.08%) Legal
7 10 (5.52%) Financial Institution
8 7 (3.87%) Retail
9 4 (2.21%) Retail Banking
10 3 (1.66%) Marketing
10 3 (1.66%) Publishing
11 2 (1.10%) Corporate Banking
12 1 (0.55%) Advertising
12 1 (0.55%) Telecoms
12 1 (0.55%) Law
Job Titles
1 42 (23.20%) Analyst
2 27 (14.92%) Desktop Support
2 27 (14.92%) Support Engineer
3 22 (12.15%) Support Analyst
4 20 (11.05%) Desktop Engineer
5 18 (9.94%) Developer
5 18 (9.94%) Market Data Engineer
6 16 (8.84%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 11 (6.08%) Java Developer
8 10 (5.52%) Applications Support
9 8 (4.42%) Business Analyst
9 8 (4.42%) Consultant
9 8 (4.42%) 1st Line Support
10 7 (3.87%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 7 (3.87%) Data Analyst
10 7 (3.87%) Help Desk Support
10 7 (3.87%) Network Engineer
10 7 (3.87%) 2nd Line Support
11 6 (3.31%) Help Desk Analyst
11 6 (3.31%) Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (16.02%) FIX Protocol
2 16 (8.84%) Rendezvous
3 4 (2.21%) .NET
4 3 (1.66%) WinForms
4 3 (1.66%) TIBCO EMS
5 2 (1.10%) JSON
5 2 (1.10%) Application Packaging
5 2 (1.10%) .NET Framework
5 2 (1.10%) REST
5 2 (1.10%) WPF
6 1 (0.55%) LINQ
6 1 (0.55%) HTML
6 1 (0.55%) Task Parallel Library
6 1 (0.55%) Spring Integration
6 1 (0.55%) KnockoutJS
6 1 (0.55%) Gherkin
6 1 (0.55%) Unity DI Container
6 1 (0.55%) Akka
6 1 (0.55%) Java SE
6 1 (0.55%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 36 (19.89%) Blackberry
2 19 (10.50%) Fixed Income
3 14 (7.73%) iPad
3 14 (7.73%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (5.52%) Eurex
4 10 (5.52%) Fat Client
4 10 (5.52%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 10 (5.52%) Thin Client
5 7 (3.87%) Equities
6 6 (3.31%) iPhone
7 5 (2.76%) Smartphone
7 5 (2.76%) Smartcard
7 5 (2.76%) Management Information System
7 5 (2.76%) Derivative
8 4 (2.21%) Statistics
8 4 (2.21%) Hedge funds
9 3 (1.66%) Reference Data
9 3 (1.66%) Equity Derivative
9 3 (1.66%) Replication
10 2 (1.10%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 85 (46.96%) Windows
2 51 (28.18%) Windows 7
3 40 (22.10%) UNIX
4 39 (21.55%) Linux
5 19 (10.50%) Windows XP
6 16 (8.84%) Windows Server 2008
7 15 (8.29%) Windows 8
8 13 (7.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 10 (5.52%) Windows Server 2003
10 9 (4.97%) Solaris
11 7 (3.87%) Windows Server 2012
12 6 (3.31%) Windows Vista
13 3 (1.66%) SUSE
14 2 (1.10%) Android
15 1 (0.55%) Debian
15 1 (0.55%) Windows Phone
15 1 (0.55%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (11.60%) ITIL
2 17 (9.39%) Project Management
2 17 (9.39%) Electronic Trading
3 14 (7.73%) Investment Management
3 14 (7.73%) Low Latency
4 11 (6.08%) Service Management
4 11 (6.08%) Workflow
4 11 (6.08%) Asset Management
4 11 (6.08%) Multithreading
5 9 (4.97%) Change Management
6 8 (4.42%) Service Delivery
6 8 (4.42%) Capacity Management
7 7 (3.87%) CRM
7 7 (3.87%) Business Analysis
7 7 (3.87%) Migration
8 6 (3.31%) Risk Management
8 6 (3.31%) Problem Management
8 6 (3.31%) Process Management
9 5 (2.76%) Integration Testing
9 5 (2.76%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 30 (16.57%) SQL
2 21 (11.60%) Perl
3 17 (9.39%) Python
4 15 (8.29%) PowerShell
5 14 (7.73%) Java
6 10 (5.52%) C#
7 8 (4.42%) VBA
8 7 (3.87%) Shell Script
9 5 (2.76%) C++
9 5 (2.76%) VBScript
10 2 (1.10%) T-SQL
10 2 (1.10%) Scala
11 1 (0.55%) C-shell
11 1 (0.55%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.55%) AWK
11 1 (0.55%) Korn
11 1 (0.55%) Groovy
11 1 (0.55%) JavaScript
11 1 (0.55%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 17 (9.39%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (4.97%) MCSE
3 7 (3.87%) MCSA
3 7 (3.87%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (3.31%) MCP
5 5 (2.76%) MCDST
5 5 (2.76%) MCITP
5 5 (2.76%) Degree
5 5 (2.76%) CCNP
5 5 (2.76%) A+ Certification
6 4 (2.21%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (2.21%) ISEB
6 4 (2.21%) ISTQB
7 3 (1.66%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.10%) SLA
2 1 (0.55%) QA
2 1 (0.55%) Solvency II
System Software
1 37 (20.44%) Active Directory
2 15 (8.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (3.87%) Microsoft App-V
4 6 (3.31%) VMware Workstation
5 5 (2.76%) Hyper-V
5 5 (2.76%) XenApp
6 4 (2.21%) XenDesktop
6 4 (2.21%) vSphere
7 3 (1.66%) Xen
8 2 (1.10%) VMware Server
8 2 (1.10%) MetaFrame
8 2 (1.10%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.55%) Samba
9 1 (0.55%) VMware ESX
9 1 (0.55%) NFS
Systems Management
1 15 (8.29%) SCCM
2 3 (1.66%) SCVMM
2 3 (1.66%) ITRS Geneos
3 2 (1.10%) NetBackup
3 2 (1.10%) WSUS
4 1 (0.55%) SCOM
4 1 (0.55%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (0.55%) Red Hat Spacewalk
Vendors
1 136 (75.14%) Bloomberg
2 35 (19.34%) Microsoft
2 35 (19.34%) Citrix
3 21 (11.60%) Cisco
3 21 (11.60%) TIBCO
3 21 (11.60%) VMware
4 18 (9.94%) Oracle
4 18 (9.94%) HP
5 15 (8.29%) Red Hat
6 13 (7.18%) Fidessa
7 12 (6.63%) Apple
7 12 (6.63%) ION Trading
8 10 (5.52%) CQG
9 8 (4.42%) MarketAxess
9 8 (4.42%) FactSet
10 7 (3.87%) Lotus
10 7 (3.87%) Dell
11 6 (3.31%) Currenex
11 6 (3.31%) eSpeed
12 5 (2.76%) Polycom
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