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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Reuters over the 3 months to 7 December 2016 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.

3 months to
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Reuters
Rank 491 533 510
Rank change year-on-year
+42 -23
Contract jobs citing Reuters 104 86 117
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.23% 0.17% 0.23%
As % of the Vendors category 0.50% 0.40% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 43 80
Median daily rate £620 £288 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+115.65% -11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £201 £169 £128
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £550 £552
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £475 £378
% change year-on-year
-18.42% +25.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 1
Median hourly rate £17.10 £17.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.28% +2.94%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
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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
20928 21568 23049
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 45.39% 42.49% 44.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 12901 12843 13864
Median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £233 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £560 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £380 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.97% +4.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 799 910 1138
Median hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £17.40
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% +9.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £43.50 £38.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%

Reuters
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing Reuters as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 7 December 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Reuters within the England region over the 3 months to 7 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +22 103 £620 +120.44% 15
South West - 1 £275 -
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Reuters
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 7 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Reuters also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for Reuters.

1 135 (73.77%) Bloomberg
2 100 (54.64%) Windows
3 79 (43.17%) Finance
4 78 (42.62%) Banking
5 52 (28.42%) Windows 7
6 48 (26.23%) Front Office
7 45 (24.59%) Oracle
7 45 (24.59%) Electronic Trading
7 45 (24.59%) Windows Server
8 44 (24.04%) Linux
9 40 (21.86%) SQL
9 40 (21.86%) RMDS
10 39 (21.31%) TIBCO
11 37 (20.22%) Rendezvous
12 36 (19.67%) Active Directory
12 36 (19.67%) Unix
13 35 (19.13%) Fixed Income
14 34 (18.58%) Investment Banking
15 33 (18.03%) Java
16 32 (17.49%) Microsoft
17 31 (16.94%) SQL Server
18 30 (16.39%) Blackberry
19 28 (15.30%) MS Excel
19 28 (15.30%) FIX Protocol
20 27 (14.75%) Multithreading
21 25 (13.66%) VMware
22 24 (13.11%) Degree
23 23 (12.57%) ION Trading
23 23 (12.57%) Citrix
24 22 (12.02%) HP

Reuters
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 15 (8.20%) IBM Notes
1 15 (8.20%) Oracle Workflow
2 13 (7.10%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 8 (4.37%) MS Exchange
4 6 (3.28%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (3.28%) SharePoint
5 5 (2.73%) Exchange Server 2003
6 3 (1.64%) WebSphere
7 2 (1.09%) Skype for Business
8 1 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.55%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 28 (15.30%) MS Excel
2 18 (9.84%) MS Office
3 9 (4.92%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (1.64%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.55%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 40 (21.86%) RMDS
2 15 (8.20%) Eikon
3 3 (1.64%) Markit EDM
4 2 (1.09%) Endur
4 2 (1.09%) Findur
4 2 (1.09%) ION MarketView
5 1 (0.55%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.55%) Global One
5 1 (0.55%) Sophis RISQUE
Cloud Services
1 7 (3.83%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (2.73%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.55%) IaaS
3 1 (0.55%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.55%) PaaS
3 1 (0.55%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (12.02%) TCP/IP
2 16 (8.74%) Firewall
3 12 (6.56%) DNS
4 10 (5.46%) SAN
5 9 (4.92%) DHCP
6 6 (3.28%) IP Telephony
7 5 (2.73%) HTTP
7 5 (2.73%) iSCSI
7 5 (2.73%) VPN
8 4 (2.19%) OSPF
8 4 (2.19%) VoIP
9 3 (1.64%) Cisco IOS
9 3 (1.64%) Internet
9 3 (1.64%) LDAP
9 3 (1.64%) MPLS
9 3 (1.64%) NAS
9 3 (1.64%) PuTTY
9 3 (1.64%) Remote Desktop
9 3 (1.64%) Wireless
10 2 (1.09%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (16.94%) SQL Server
2 9 (4.92%) Big Data
3 8 (4.37%) Oracle Database
4 6 (3.28%) Hadoop
5 5 (2.73%) Oracle Database 11g
6 3 (1.64%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (1.64%) MySQL
6 3 (1.64%) Oracle Database 10g
6 3 (1.64%) Oracle Reports
6 3 (1.64%) Oracle8/8i Database
6 3 (1.64%) Oracle9i Database
6 3 (1.64%) Relational Database
7 2 (1.09%) NoSQL
7 2 (1.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.55%) KDB
8 1 (0.55%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 17 (9.29%) JUnit
2 4 (2.19%) JIRA
3 3 (1.64%) Git (software)
3 3 (1.64%) Subversion
3 3 (1.64%) Toad
4 1 (0.55%) NUnit
4 1 (0.55%) Visual Studio
General
1 79 (43.17%) Finance
2 78 (42.62%) Banking
3 48 (26.23%) Front Office
4 34 (18.58%) Investment Banking
5 15 (8.20%) Retail
6 13 (7.10%) Retail Banking
7 7 (3.83%) Back Office
7 7 (3.83%) Legal
8 5 (2.73%) Financial Institution
8 5 (2.73%) Publishing
9 3 (1.64%) Law
10 2 (1.09%) French Language
11 1 (0.55%) Corporate Banking
11 1 (0.55%) German Language
11 1 (0.55%) International Banking
11 1 (0.55%) Italian Language
11 1 (0.55%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 52 (28.42%) Analyst
2 51 (27.87%) Developer
3 38 (20.77%) Desktop Support
4 28 (15.30%) Support Analyst
5 25 (13.66%) 2nd Line Support
6 21 (11.48%) 1st/2nd Line Support
7 20 (10.93%) Java Developer
7 20 (10.93%) Support Engineer
8 18 (9.84%) Desktop Engineer
8 18 (9.84%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 18 (9.84%) Electronic Trading Developer
9 17 (9.29%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
10 16 (8.74%) SQL Analyst
11 14 (7.65%) Data Analyst
12 13 (7.10%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
12 13 (7.10%) Architect
12 13 (7.10%) C# Developer
12 13 (7.10%) Desktop Analyst
12 13 (7.10%) Desktop Support Analyst
12 13 (7.10%) Service Desk Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (20.22%) Rendezvous
2 28 (15.30%) FIX Protocol
3 8 (4.37%) XML
4 7 (3.83%) WinForms
5 5 (2.73%) XSLT
6 3 (1.64%) .NET
6 3 (1.64%) SOAP
6 3 (1.64%) Web Services
7 2 (1.09%) MDX
7 2 (1.09%) STL
8 1 (0.55%) CSS
8 1 (0.55%) HTML
8 1 (0.55%) jQuery
8 1 (0.55%) JSON
8 1 (0.55%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 35 (19.13%) Fixed Income
2 30 (16.39%) Blackberry
3 20 (10.93%) Analytical Skills
3 20 (10.93%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 16 (8.74%) iPad
4 16 (8.74%) iPhone
5 12 (6.56%) Derivative
5 12 (6.56%) Equities
6 10 (5.46%) Data Centre
7 7 (3.83%) Reference Data
8 6 (3.28%) Credit Derivative
8 6 (3.28%) Hedge funds
9 5 (2.73%) Fintech
10 4 (2.19%) SCADA
11 3 (1.64%) Equity Derivative
11 3 (1.64%) Grid Computing
11 3 (1.64%) User Experience
11 3 (1.64%) Visualisation
12 2 (1.09%) HP Storage
12 2 (1.09%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 100 (54.64%) Windows
2 52 (28.42%) Windows 7
3 45 (24.59%) Windows Server
4 44 (24.04%) Linux
5 36 (19.67%) Unix
6 19 (10.38%) Windows Server 2003
6 19 (10.38%) Windows XP
7 15 (8.20%) Windows Server 2008
8 13 (7.10%) Solaris
9 9 (4.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 8 (4.37%) Windows Server 2012
11 6 (3.28%) AIX
12 3 (1.64%) Windows 8
13 2 (1.09%) Windows 10
14 1 (0.55%) Android
14 1 (0.55%) Apple iOS
14 1 (0.55%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.55%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (24.59%) Electronic Trading
2 27 (14.75%) Multithreading
3 17 (9.29%) Workflow
4 16 (8.74%) Asset Management
4 16 (8.74%) Migration
5 12 (6.56%) Algorithmic Trading
5 12 (6.56%) ITIL
5 12 (6.56%) Low Latency
6 11 (6.01%) Agile Software Development
6 11 (6.01%) Market Making
7 10 (5.46%) Time Management
8 9 (4.92%) Data Management
8 9 (4.92%) High Availability
9 7 (3.83%) Change Management
9 7 (3.83%) Multithreaded Programming
9 7 (3.83%) OO
9 7 (3.83%) Project Management
9 7 (3.83%) SDLC
10 6 (3.28%) Data Engineering
10 6 (3.28%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 40 (21.86%) SQL
2 33 (18.03%) Java
3 21 (11.48%) C++
4 19 (10.38%) Python
5 16 (8.74%) C#
6 13 (7.10%) VBA
7 10 (5.46%) PowerShell
8 5 (2.73%) AWK
8 5 (2.73%) Shell Script
9 4 (2.19%) JavaScript
9 4 (2.19%) Perl
10 3 (1.64%) C
10 3 (1.64%) Scala
10 3 (1.64%) VB
11 2 (1.09%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.55%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.55%) Tcl
12 1 (0.55%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 24 (13.11%) Degree
2 8 (4.37%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (2.73%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (2.73%) PhD
4 3 (1.64%) CCNP
4 3 (1.64%) MCP
4 3 (1.64%) MCSA
5 2 (1.09%) CCNA
5 2 (1.09%) MCSE
6 1 (0.55%) CCDP
6 1 (0.55%) CCIE
6 1 (0.55%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.28%) SLA
2 3 (1.64%) QA
3 1 (0.55%) Data Quality
System Software
1 36 (19.67%) Active Directory
2 17 (9.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (3.28%) Oracle RAC
3 6 (3.28%) VMware ESX
4 5 (2.73%) VMware ESXi
4 5 (2.73%) XenApp
5 3 (1.64%) NFS
6 2 (1.09%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (0.55%) ProxySG
7 1 (0.55%) Terminal Server
7 1 (0.55%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (3.83%) Thomson Reuters DACS
2 5 (2.73%) Backup Exec
3 4 (2.19%) SCCM
4 3 (1.64%) Control-M
4 3 (1.64%) DameWare
4 3 (1.64%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 3 (1.64%) Red Hat Spacewalk
5 2 (1.09%) AirWatch
5 2 (1.09%) ITRS Geneos
6 1 (0.55%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.55%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 135 (73.77%) Bloomberg
2 45 (24.59%) Oracle
3 39 (21.31%) TIBCO
4 32 (17.49%) Microsoft
5 25 (13.66%) VMware
6 23 (12.57%) Citrix
6 23 (12.57%) ION Trading
7 22 (12.02%) HP
8 20 (10.93%) Cisco
9 15 (8.20%) Lotus
10 11 (6.01%) Currenex
10 11 (6.01%) FXall
11 9 (4.92%) Juniper
12 8 (4.37%) Sun
13 7 (3.83%) Dell
13 7 (3.83%) FactSet
13 7 (3.83%) Symantec
14 6 (3.28%) IBM
14 6 (3.28%) Red Hat
15 5 (2.73%) Fidessa