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 31 October 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
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Reuters
Rank 481 408 403
Rank change year-on-year
-73 -5
Contract jobs citing Reuters 108 147 166
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.20% 0.31% 0.34%
As % of the Vendors category 0.45% 0.67% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 92 120
Average daily rate
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£393 £450 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.77% +16.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £176 £174 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £574 £579 £647
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £390 £245
% change year-on-year
-3.08% +58.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £17.00 £22.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.72% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £16.72
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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
23784 22046 23285
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 44.92% 46.04% 47.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 14218 12822 12426
Average daily rate £393 £388 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.41% -
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 1172 1076 1217
Average hourly rate £17.75 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.42% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-2.77% -5.26%

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 31 October 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 31 October 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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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 -35 90 £410 -13.68% 33
West Midlands - 15 £383 - 1
East of England - - - -
Midlands - - - -
South East - - - -
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Reuters
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 October 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.

1 135 (61.64%) Bloomberg
2 117 (53.42%) Windows
3 102 (46.58%) Finance
4 67 (30.59%) Banking
5 63 (28.77%) Windows 7
6 56 (25.57%) SQL
7 49 (22.37%) UNIX
8 47 (21.46%) Linux
8 47 (21.46%) MS Office
9 46 (21.00%) Blackberry
10 43 (19.63%) Front Office
11 42 (19.18%) Microsoft
11 42 (19.18%) Citrix
12 41 (18.72%) Fixed Income
13 40 (18.26%) Active Directory
14 39 (17.81%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 39 (17.81%) Investment Banking
15 37 (16.89%) Electronic Trading
16 32 (14.61%) Perl
17 30 (13.70%) MS Excel
18 29 (13.24%) FIX Protocol
19 28 (12.79%) Cisco
19 28 (12.79%) Oracle
19 28 (12.79%) TIBCO
20 27 (12.33%) ITIL
21 26 (11.87%) Rendezvous
22 25 (11.42%) Project Management
22 25 (11.42%) Firewall
23 24 (10.96%) Python
24 23 (10.50%) Red Hat

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Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 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 (6.85%) MS Exchange
1 15 (6.85%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 15 (6.85%) Lync
2 13 (5.94%) IBM Notes
3 9 (4.11%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (3.20%) SharePoint
4 7 (3.20%) WebSphere
4 7 (3.20%) WebLogic
5 5 (2.28%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (1.37%) WorkSite
7 2 (0.91%) Oracle Coherence
7 2 (0.91%) Confluence
8 1 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 47 (21.46%) MS Office
2 30 (13.70%) MS Excel
3 7 (3.20%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (1.37%) MS Project
5 1 (0.46%) Adobe Captivate
5 1 (0.46%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 22 (10.05%) Eikon
2 12 (5.48%) RMDS
3 8 (3.65%) Murex MxG2000
4 5 (2.28%) Markit EDM
4 5 (2.28%) Oracle iProcurement
5 3 (1.37%) 3000 Xtra
5 3 (1.37%) Dynamics CRM
6 2 (0.91%) LatentZero
7 1 (0.46%) Sentinel
7 1 (0.46%) Adaptiv
7 1 (0.46%) Eagle PACE
7 1 (0.46%) ION MarketView
7 1 (0.46%) Khalix
7 1 (0.46%) SunGard Stream Clearvision
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.46%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (11.42%) Firewall
2 20 (9.13%) Multicast
3 12 (5.48%) TCP/IP
4 11 (5.02%) VPN
4 11 (5.02%) DNS
4 11 (5.02%) DHCP
4 11 (5.02%) FTP
5 7 (3.20%) Internet
6 5 (2.28%) 3G
6 5 (2.28%) HTTP
6 5 (2.28%) Wireless
6 5 (2.28%) SSL
6 5 (2.28%) PSTN
7 4 (1.83%) LAN
7 4 (1.83%) SAN
7 4 (1.83%) IP Telephony
8 3 (1.37%) WAN
8 3 (1.37%) Wireshark
8 3 (1.37%) NAS
9 2 (0.91%) Cisco IPT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (6.85%) SQL Server
2 11 (5.02%) Relational Database
3 5 (2.28%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (1.83%) NoSQL
5 3 (1.37%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (0.91%) RDBMS
6 2 (0.91%) KDB
7 1 (0.46%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.46%) Text Mining
7 1 (0.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.46%) Spotfire
7 1 (0.46%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 3 (1.37%) Ant
1 3 (1.37%) Maven
2 2 (0.91%) JIRA
2 2 (0.91%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 2 (0.91%) Eclipse
2 2 (0.91%) IntelliJ
3 1 (0.46%) CruiseControl
3 1 (0.46%) Subversion
3 1 (0.46%) Hudson
3 1 (0.46%) Jenkins
General
1 102 (46.58%) Finance
2 67 (30.59%) Banking
3 43 (19.63%) Front Office
4 39 (17.81%) Investment Banking
5 21 (9.59%) Financial Institution
6 12 (5.48%) Legal
7 11 (5.02%) Back Office
8 5 (2.28%) Telecoms
9 4 (1.83%) French Language
10 2 (0.91%) Retail
10 2 (0.91%) International Banking
10 2 (0.91%) Law
11 1 (0.46%) Publishing
11 1 (0.46%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.46%) Private Banking
11 1 (0.46%) Marketing
11 1 (0.46%) German Language
Job Titles
1 55 (25.11%) Analyst
2 34 (15.53%) Applications Support
3 29 (13.24%) Support Analyst
4 28 (12.79%) Desktop Support
5 27 (12.33%) Support Engineer
6 24 (10.96%) Developer
7 19 (8.68%) Desktop Engineer
8 16 (7.31%) Java Developer
9 15 (6.85%) Linux Support
10 14 (6.39%) Consultant
11 11 (5.02%) Business Analyst
11 11 (5.02%) Desktop Support Engineer
12 10 (4.57%) Applications Support Analyst
12 10 (4.57%) Market Data Engineer
13 9 (4.11%) 1st Line Support
14 8 (3.65%) 2nd Line Support
15 7 (3.20%) Help Desk Analyst
15 7 (3.20%) Junior
15 7 (3.20%) Project Manager
15 7 (3.20%) Front Office Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (13.24%) FIX Protocol
2 26 (11.87%) Rendezvous
3 14 (6.39%) XMPP
4 12 (5.48%) Hibernate
4 12 (5.48%) Spring
5 9 (4.11%) XML
6 8 (3.65%) JMS
6 8 (3.65%) Murex Flex
6 8 (3.65%) Spring Integration
7 7 (3.20%) Java SE
7 7 (3.20%) Java EE
7 7 (3.20%) JNI
7 7 (3.20%) XSLT
7 7 (3.20%) .NET
8 4 (1.83%) Web Services
9 2 (0.91%) Akka
9 2 (0.91%) J2EE
9 2 (0.91%) WinForms
9 2 (0.91%) WCF
9 2 (0.91%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 46 (21.00%) Blackberry
2 41 (18.72%) Fixed Income
3 39 (17.81%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 23 (10.50%) Hedge funds
5 20 (9.13%) Equities
6 13 (5.94%) Analytical Skills
7 10 (4.57%) Reference Data
8 9 (4.11%) Fat Client
8 9 (4.11%) Thin Client
9 7 (3.20%) Derivative
9 7 (3.20%) iPad
10 6 (2.74%) Mobile App
11 5 (2.28%) Smartphone
11 5 (2.28%) Credit Risk
11 5 (2.28%) Market Risk
11 5 (2.28%) iPhone
11 5 (2.28%) Mathematics
11 5 (2.28%) Smartcard
12 4 (1.83%) Client/Server
12 4 (1.83%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 117 (53.42%) Windows
2 63 (28.77%) Windows 7
3 49 (22.37%) UNIX
4 47 (21.46%) Linux
5 21 (9.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 17 (7.76%) Windows XP
7 11 (5.02%) Windows Server 2008
8 8 (3.65%) Mac OS X
9 6 (2.74%) Windows 8
10 5 (2.28%) Windows Server 2012
10 5 (2.28%) Apple iOS
10 5 (2.28%) Windows Vista
11 4 (1.83%) Windows Server 2003
12 2 (0.91%) Solaris
13 1 (0.46%) Android
13 1 (0.46%) SUSE
13 1 (0.46%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (16.89%) Electronic Trading
2 27 (12.33%) ITIL
3 25 (11.42%) Project Management
4 23 (10.50%) Low Latency
5 19 (8.68%) Change Management
6 17 (7.76%) Capacity Management
7 16 (7.31%) Migration
8 13 (5.94%) Incident Management
9 12 (5.48%) Data Management
10 11 (5.02%) Service Delivery
11 10 (4.57%) Agile Software Development
11 10 (4.57%) CRM
12 9 (4.11%) Risk Management
13 7 (3.20%) E-Commerce
13 7 (3.20%) PRINCE2
13 7 (3.20%) Multithreading
14 6 (2.74%) Mentoring
14 6 (2.74%) Problem Management
14 6 (2.74%) Data Modelling
14 6 (2.74%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 56 (25.57%) SQL
2 32 (14.61%) Perl
3 24 (10.96%) Python
4 22 (10.05%) Java
5 13 (5.94%) C#
6 11 (5.02%) C++
7 9 (4.11%) PowerShell
8 7 (3.20%) Shell Script
9 5 (2.28%) VBA
10 4 (1.83%) Bash Shell
11 3 (1.37%) Korn
12 2 (0.91%) C++/CLI
12 2 (0.91%) Groovy
12 2 (0.91%) VC++
12 2 (0.91%) VBScript
12 2 (0.91%) Scala
13 1 (0.46%) C-shell
13 1 (0.46%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.46%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.46%) SPARQL
Qualifications
1 18 (8.22%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (4.57%) MCP
2 10 (4.57%) MCSA
3 9 (4.11%) MCSE
4 5 (2.28%) A+ Certification
4 5 (2.28%) MCDST
4 5 (2.28%) MCITP
5 4 (1.83%) Degree
6 3 (1.37%) ACCA
6 3 (1.37%) CIMA
6 3 (1.37%) MOS
6 3 (1.37%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (0.91%) ISTQB
7 2 (0.91%) ISEB
8 1 (0.46%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.46%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.46%) CCNP
8 1 (0.46%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (5.02%) SLA
2 1 (0.46%) QA
System Software
1 40 (18.26%) Active Directory
2 17 (7.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (4.57%) XenApp
4 6 (2.74%) Hyper-V
5 4 (1.83%) Xen
5 4 (1.83%) Terminal Server
6 2 (0.91%) Terminal Services
6 2 (0.91%) VMware Workstation
6 2 (0.91%) VMware Server
6 2 (0.91%) MetaFrame
7 1 (0.46%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.46%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 10 (4.57%) SCCM
2 5 (2.28%) DameWare
3 2 (0.91%) NetBackup
3 2 (0.91%) WSUS
3 2 (0.91%) BMC Marimba
3 2 (0.91%) SCVMM
4 1 (0.46%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (0.46%) SCOM
Vendors
1 135 (61.64%) Bloomberg
2 42 (19.18%) Citrix
2 42 (19.18%) Microsoft
3 28 (12.79%) Cisco
3 28 (12.79%) Oracle
3 28 (12.79%) TIBCO
4 23 (10.50%) Red Hat
5 22 (10.05%) MarketAxess
6 19 (8.68%) Fidessa
7 18 (8.22%) VMware
8 17 (7.76%) eSpeed
9 13 (5.94%) Sybase
9 13 (5.94%) Lotus
10 12 (5.48%) CQG
11 9 (4.11%) Adobe
11 9 (4.11%) Murex
11 9 (4.11%) HP
12 7 (3.20%) Speakerbus
13 6 (2.74%) 29West
13 6 (2.74%) FactSet
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