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 2 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 Reuters Group PLC.

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Reuters
Rank 470 393 431
Rank change year-on-year
-77 +38
Contract jobs citing Reuters 108 173 145
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.21% 0.35% 0.27%
As % of the Vendors category 0.46% 0.76% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 113 77
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£400 £425 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £171 £178
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £180 £153
% change year-on-year
+108.33% +18.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 3
Average hourly rate £12.50 £20.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.50% +33.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.00 - -
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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
23490 22821 24519
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 45.97% 46.72% 46.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 13500 12999 12854
Average daily rate £388 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £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 1046 1044 1231
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.50 £19.91
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.56% -2.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.10 £42.50 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £19.48 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-2.46% +2.52%

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 2 September 2014.

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 2 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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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 -42 101 £400 -11.11% 21
West Midlands - 6 £398 - 2
North West - - - -
South East - - - - 2
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Reuters
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, 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.

1 133 (58.08%) Bloomberg
2 107 (46.72%) Finance
3 105 (45.85%) Windows
4 82 (35.81%) Banking
5 65 (28.38%) Linux
6 64 (27.95%) UNIX
7 60 (26.20%) SQL
8 57 (24.89%) Front Office
9 53 (23.14%) Fixed Income
10 47 (20.52%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 47 (20.52%) Electronic Trading
11 44 (19.21%) TIBCO
12 43 (18.78%) Rendezvous
12 43 (18.78%) Investment Banking
13 41 (17.90%) Blackberry
13 41 (17.90%) Windows 7
14 40 (17.47%) MS Office
15 38 (16.59%) Oracle
16 37 (16.16%) MarketAxess
17 36 (15.72%) Project Management
18 35 (15.28%) Java
19 34 (14.85%) Citrix
20 33 (14.41%) Low Latency
21 32 (13.97%) Active Directory
21 32 (13.97%) Perl
22 31 (13.54%) Red Hat
22 31 (13.54%) Firewall
23 30 (13.10%) Change Management
23 30 (13.10%) Microsoft
24 29 (12.66%) Python

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Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, 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 15 (6.55%) IBM Notes
2 11 (4.80%) MS Exchange
3 10 (4.37%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 8 (3.49%) Exchange Server 2010
5 6 (2.62%) WebSphere
5 6 (2.62%) WebLogic
6 5 (2.18%) Lync
7 2 (0.87%) Confluence
7 2 (0.87%) Oracle Coherence
7 2 (0.87%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 40 (17.47%) MS Office
2 26 (11.35%) MS Excel
3 8 (3.49%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (1.75%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (1.31%) MS Project
6 1 (0.44%) Adobe Captivate
6 1 (0.44%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 25 (10.92%) RMDS
2 15 (6.55%) Eikon
3 6 (2.62%) Murex MxG2000
3 6 (2.62%) LatentZero
3 6 (2.62%) ION MarketView
4 5 (2.18%) Oracle iProcurement
5 3 (1.31%) Dynamics CRM
5 3 (1.31%) Kondor+
5 3 (1.31%) Sentinel
5 3 (1.31%) Markit EDM
6 2 (0.87%) Tesseract
6 2 (0.87%) Minerva
6 2 (0.87%) 3000 Xtra
6 2 (0.87%) SunGard Stream Clearvision
7 1 (0.44%) Temenos T24
7 1 (0.44%) Eagle PACE
7 1 (0.44%) LongView
7 1 (0.44%) FLEXCUBE
7 1 (0.44%) Khalix
7 1 (0.44%) SimCorp Dimension
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.44%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 31 (13.54%) Firewall
2 27 (11.79%) Multicast
3 14 (6.11%) VPN
4 9 (3.93%) TCP/IP
5 7 (3.06%) HTTP
6 6 (2.62%) DHCP
6 6 (2.62%) FTP
6 6 (2.62%) DNS
7 5 (2.18%) SSL
7 5 (2.18%) 3G
7 5 (2.18%) PSTN
8 4 (1.75%) LAN
8 4 (1.75%) IP Telephony
8 4 (1.75%) Internet
9 3 (1.31%) Cisco Nexus
9 3 (1.31%) WAN
10 2 (0.87%) Wireless
10 2 (0.87%) NAS
10 2 (0.87%) SSH
11 1 (0.44%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (8.73%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.75%) Relational Database
3 3 (1.31%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (1.31%) NoSQL
3 3 (1.31%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (0.87%) Oracle Database
4 2 (0.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (0.87%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (0.87%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (0.44%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.44%) SQL Server 7
5 1 (0.44%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (0.44%) Text Mining
5 1 (0.44%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.44%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (0.44%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.44%) MS Access
5 1 (0.44%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.44%) DTS
5 1 (0.44%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 7 (3.06%) JUnit
1 7 (3.06%) Eclipse
2 2 (0.87%) IntelliJ
2 2 (0.87%) JIRA
2 2 (0.87%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (0.44%) MSI
General
1 107 (46.72%) Finance
2 82 (35.81%) Banking
3 57 (24.89%) Front Office
4 43 (18.78%) Investment Banking
5 27 (11.79%) Financial Institution
6 11 (4.80%) Back Office
7 7 (3.06%) Legal
8 5 (2.18%) Telecoms
9 4 (1.75%) French Language
10 3 (1.31%) Private Banking
11 2 (0.87%) International Banking
11 2 (0.87%) German Language
11 2 (0.87%) Law
12 1 (0.44%) Publishing
12 1 (0.44%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.44%) Corporate Banking
12 1 (0.44%) Retail
Job Titles
1 57 (24.89%) Analyst
2 36 (15.72%) Applications Support
3 35 (15.28%) Developer
4 25 (10.92%) Support Analyst
4 25 (10.92%) Support Engineer
5 23 (10.04%) Linux Support
6 21 (9.17%) Desktop Support
7 18 (7.86%) Java Developer
8 17 (7.42%) Business Analyst
9 10 (4.37%) Desktop Engineer
10 9 (3.93%) Data Analyst
10 9 (3.93%) Applications Support Analyst
10 9 (3.93%) Project Manager
10 9 (3.93%) Consultant
11 8 (3.49%) 1st Line Support
11 8 (3.49%) 2nd Line Support
11 8 (3.49%) 1st Line Support Analyst
12 7 (3.06%) Market Data Analyst
12 7 (3.06%) Market Analyst
12 7 (3.06%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (18.78%) Rendezvous
2 15 (6.55%) XML
3 11 (4.80%) XSLT
4 9 (3.93%) .NET
5 8 (3.49%) Hibernate
5 8 (3.49%) Spring
6 6 (2.62%) JNI
6 6 (2.62%) Java SE
6 6 (2.62%) Java EE
6 6 (2.62%) Murex Flex
6 6 (2.62%) JMS
6 6 (2.62%) Spring Integration
7 5 (2.18%) Murex MxML
7 5 (2.18%) XMPP
8 2 (0.87%) WinForms
8 2 (0.87%) WCF
8 2 (0.87%) WPF
8 2 (0.87%) Web Services
9 1 (0.44%) REST
9 1 (0.44%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 53 (23.14%) Fixed Income
2 47 (20.52%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 41 (17.90%) Blackberry
4 24 (10.48%) Hedge funds
5 20 (8.73%) Equities
6 13 (5.68%) Derivative
7 8 (3.49%) Reference Data
8 6 (2.62%) Equity Derivative
9 5 (2.18%) Computer Science
9 5 (2.18%) Market Risk
10 4 (1.75%) Mathematics
10 4 (1.75%) Credit Risk
10 4 (1.75%) Client/Server
11 3 (1.31%) Thin Client
11 3 (1.31%) Fat Client
11 3 (1.31%) SWIFT
12 2 (0.87%) Data Integration
12 2 (0.87%) Smartcard
12 2 (0.87%) CLARiiON
12 2 (0.87%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 105 (45.85%) Windows
2 65 (28.38%) Linux
3 64 (27.95%) UNIX
4 41 (17.90%) Windows 7
5 29 (12.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 11 (4.80%) Windows XP
7 6 (2.62%) Mac OS X
8 5 (2.18%) Solaris
9 3 (1.31%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (0.87%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.44%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.44%) AIX
11 1 (0.44%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.44%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (20.52%) Electronic Trading
2 36 (15.72%) Project Management
3 33 (14.41%) Low Latency
4 30 (13.10%) Change Management
5 25 (10.92%) Capacity Management
6 20 (8.73%) ITIL
7 14 (6.11%) Migration
7 14 (6.11%) Multithreading
8 11 (4.80%) Data Management
9 10 (4.37%) Incident Management
10 9 (3.93%) Service Delivery
10 9 (3.93%) CRM
11 8 (3.49%) Agile Software Development
12 7 (3.06%) Risk Management
12 7 (3.06%) User Acceptance Testing
12 7 (3.06%) Integration Testing
13 6 (2.62%) Investment Management
13 6 (2.62%) Mentoring
13 6 (2.62%) Asset Management
13 6 (2.62%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 60 (26.20%) SQL
2 35 (15.28%) Java
3 32 (13.97%) Perl
4 29 (12.66%) Python
5 14 (6.11%) C#
6 9 (3.93%) C++
7 7 (3.06%) PL/SQL
7 7 (3.06%) Shell Script
7 7 (3.06%) PowerShell
8 3 (1.31%) T-SQL
8 3 (1.31%) VBScript
8 3 (1.31%) VBA
9 2 (0.87%) VC++
9 2 (0.87%) VB
9 2 (0.87%) Korn
9 2 (0.87%) C++/CLI
10 1 (0.44%) SPARQL
10 1 (0.44%) C-shell
10 1 (0.44%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 9 (3.93%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (3.49%) Degree
2 8 (3.49%) MCP
3 3 (1.31%) MCSE
3 3 (1.31%) MCSA
3 3 (1.31%) ACCA
3 3 (1.31%) CIMA
3 3 (1.31%) MOS
3 3 (1.31%) MCDST
3 3 (1.31%) MCITP
4 2 (0.87%) A+ Certification
5 1 (0.44%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.44%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.37%) SLA
2 1 (0.44%) EMIR
System Software
1 32 (13.97%) Active Directory
2 11 (4.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (3.93%) XenApp
4 4 (1.75%) Terminal Server
5 1 (0.44%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (0.44%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (0.44%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.44%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.44%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 10 (4.37%) SCCM
2 5 (2.18%) DameWare
3 2 (0.87%) BMC Marimba
3 2 (0.87%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (0.44%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 133 (58.08%) Bloomberg
2 44 (19.21%) TIBCO
3 38 (16.59%) Oracle
4 37 (16.16%) MarketAxess
5 34 (14.85%) Citrix
6 31 (13.54%) Red Hat
7 30 (13.10%) Microsoft
8 25 (10.92%) eSpeed
9 24 (10.48%) Fidessa
10 15 (6.55%) Lotus
10 15 (6.55%) VMware
11 14 (6.11%) Sybase
12 12 (5.24%) Cisco
13 11 (4.80%) Murex
14 9 (3.93%) CQG
15 8 (3.49%) Remedy
15 8 (3.49%) ION Trading
15 8 (3.49%) F5
16 7 (3.06%) Speakerbus
16 7 (3.06%) Sophos
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