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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Reuters
Rank 473 403 394
Rank change year-on-year
-70 -9
Contract jobs citing Reuters 106 149 142
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.21% 0.32% 0.32%
As % of the Vendors category 0.47% 0.69% 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 87 105
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £128 £193 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £318 £475 £500
% change year-on-year
-33.15% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 2
Average hourly rate £17.00 £14.75 £25.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.29% -42.17%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £10.00 -
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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
22556 21567 20997
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 45.50% 46.05% 47.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 13730 12523 11265
Average daily rate £388 £393 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.27% +4.66%
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 £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1073 1022 1287
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -10.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £36.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -10.52%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 -30 96 £400 -20.00% 9
West Midlands - 5 £320 -
South East -31 2 £433 +16.97% 1
East of England - - - -
Midlands - - - -
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Reuters
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

1 145 (66.82%) Bloomberg
2 113 (52.07%) Windows
3 101 (46.54%) Finance
4 78 (35.94%) Windows 7
5 70 (32.26%) Banking
6 57 (26.27%) MS Office
7 50 (23.04%) Microsoft
7 50 (23.04%) Citrix
8 47 (21.66%) SQL
9 45 (20.74%) UNIX
10 44 (20.28%) Blackberry
11 42 (19.35%) Active Directory
11 42 (19.35%) Front Office
12 40 (18.43%) Linux
13 34 (15.67%) Investment Banking
14 33 (15.21%) Cisco
14 33 (15.21%) MS Excel
15 30 (13.82%) FIX Protocol
16 29 (13.36%) Fixed Income
17 27 (12.44%) Oracle
18 26 (11.98%) Perl
18 26 (11.98%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
18 26 (11.98%) Electronic Trading
19 23 (10.60%) Microsoft Certification
19 23 (10.60%) ITIL
19 23 (10.60%) Eikon
20 22 (10.14%) SQL Server
20 22 (10.14%) Java
20 22 (10.14%) Windows XP
21 19 (8.76%) VMware

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Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 17 (7.83%) Lync
2 15 (6.91%) SharePoint
2 15 (6.91%) MS Exchange
3 13 (5.99%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 9 (4.15%) IBM Notes
5 7 (3.23%) WebLogic
5 7 (3.23%) WebSphere
6 6 (2.76%) Exchange Server 2010
7 5 (2.30%) Exchange Server 2007
8 3 (1.38%) WorkSite
9 2 (0.92%) Confluence
9 2 (0.92%) Oracle Coherence
10 1 (0.46%) IIS
10 1 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 57 (26.27%) MS Office
2 33 (15.21%) MS Excel
3 6 (2.76%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.46%) Adobe Captivate
4 1 (0.46%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 23 (10.60%) Eikon
2 17 (7.83%) RMDS
3 8 (3.69%) Murex MxG2000
4 4 (1.84%) Markit EDM
5 3 (1.38%) 3000 Xtra
5 3 (1.38%) Dynamics CRM
5 3 (1.38%) ION MarketView
6 2 (0.92%) Oracle iProcurement
6 2 (0.92%) LatentZero
7 1 (0.46%) Sentinel
7 1 (0.46%) Adaptiv
7 1 (0.46%) Khalix
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.46%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (7.83%) Firewall
2 16 (7.37%) DNS
2 16 (7.37%) DHCP
3 15 (6.91%) FTP
4 13 (5.99%) TCP/IP
5 11 (5.07%) Internet
6 10 (4.61%) Wireless
6 10 (4.61%) Multicast
7 8 (3.69%) Wireshark
8 5 (2.30%) SAN
8 5 (2.30%) LAN
9 4 (1.84%) WAN
9 4 (1.84%) VPN
9 4 (1.84%) NAS
9 4 (1.84%) Cisco IPT
10 3 (1.38%) LDAP
10 3 (1.38%) IP Telephony
11 2 (0.92%) SSH
11 2 (0.92%) PSTN
12 1 (0.46%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (10.14%) SQL Server
2 11 (5.07%) Relational Database
3 9 (4.15%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (1.84%) NoSQL
5 3 (1.38%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (0.92%) KDB
6 2 (0.92%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.46%) MS Access
7 1 (0.46%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (1.84%) JIRA
2 3 (1.38%) Ant
2 3 (1.38%) Maven
3 2 (0.92%) AdminStudio
3 2 (0.92%) Visual Studio
3 2 (0.92%) Eclipse
3 2 (0.92%) IntelliJ
3 2 (0.92%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (0.46%) Hudson
4 1 (0.46%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.46%) MSI
4 1 (0.46%) CruiseControl
4 1 (0.46%) Subversion
General
1 101 (46.54%) Finance
2 70 (32.26%) Banking
3 42 (19.35%) Front Office
4 34 (15.67%) Investment Banking
5 14 (6.45%) Financial Institution
6 13 (5.99%) Back Office
7 12 (5.53%) Legal
8 3 (1.38%) Retail
9 2 (0.92%) Telecoms
9 2 (0.92%) Law
9 2 (0.92%) French Language
10 1 (0.46%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.46%) Private Banking
10 1 (0.46%) Marketing
10 1 (0.46%) Advertising
10 1 (0.46%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 64 (29.49%) Analyst
2 38 (17.51%) Support Analyst
3 28 (12.90%) Desktop Support
4 27 (12.44%) Support Engineer
5 25 (11.52%) Applications Support
6 22 (10.14%) Developer
7 20 (9.22%) Desktop Engineer
8 16 (7.37%) Market Data Engineer
9 15 (6.91%) Java Developer
10 14 (6.45%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 12 (5.53%) Help Desk Support
11 12 (5.53%) Consultant
11 12 (5.53%) Help Desk Analyst
11 12 (5.53%) 1st Line Support
12 11 (5.07%) Business Analyst
13 10 (4.61%) Help Desk Support Analyst
13 10 (4.61%) Applications Support Analyst
14 8 (3.69%) Linux Support
14 8 (3.69%) Messaging Engineer
14 8 (3.69%) 1st Line Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (13.82%) FIX Protocol
2 15 (6.91%) XMPP
3 14 (6.45%) Rendezvous
4 12 (5.53%) Hibernate
4 12 (5.53%) Spring
5 9 (4.15%) XML
6 8 (3.69%) .NET
6 8 (3.69%) Murex Flex
6 8 (3.69%) Spring Integration
6 8 (3.69%) JMS
7 7 (3.23%) XSLT
7 7 (3.23%) JNI
7 7 (3.23%) Java SE
7 7 (3.23%) Java EE
8 3 (1.38%) WinForms
8 3 (1.38%) Web Services
9 2 (0.92%) J2EE
9 2 (0.92%) JSON
9 2 (0.92%) Application Packaging
9 2 (0.92%) Akka
Miscellaneous
1 44 (20.28%) Blackberry
2 29 (13.36%) Fixed Income
3 26 (11.98%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 17 (7.83%) Thin Client
4 17 (7.83%) Fat Client
5 16 (7.37%) Equities
6 15 (6.91%) Analytical Skills
7 13 (5.99%) Hedge funds
8 10 (4.61%) iPad
8 10 (4.61%) Smartcard
8 10 (4.61%) Smartphone
9 9 (4.15%) Reference Data
10 7 (3.23%) iPhone
10 7 (3.23%) Mobile App
10 7 (3.23%) Derivative
11 6 (2.76%) Client/Server
12 5 (2.30%) Mathematics
12 5 (2.30%) Credit Risk
12 5 (2.30%) Market Risk
13 4 (1.84%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 113 (52.07%) Windows
2 78 (35.94%) Windows 7
3 45 (20.74%) UNIX
4 40 (18.43%) Linux
5 22 (10.14%) Windows XP
6 18 (8.29%) Windows Server 2008
7 12 (5.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 11 (5.07%) Windows 8
9 10 (4.61%) Windows Vista
10 9 (4.15%) Windows Server 2003
11 7 (3.23%) Windows Server 2012
12 6 (2.76%) Apple iOS
13 5 (2.30%) Mac OS X
13 5 (2.30%) Solaris
14 3 (1.38%) SUSE
15 2 (0.92%) Windows Phone
16 1 (0.46%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (11.98%) Electronic Trading
2 23 (10.60%) ITIL
3 17 (7.83%) Migration
4 12 (5.53%) Low Latency
5 11 (5.07%) Change Management
6 10 (4.61%) Project Management
6 10 (4.61%) CRM
6 10 (4.61%) Agile Software Development
7 9 (4.15%) Risk Management
7 9 (4.15%) Service Delivery
8 8 (3.69%) Data Management
8 8 (3.69%) Capacity Management
8 8 (3.69%) Incident Management
9 7 (3.23%) Business Analysis
9 7 (3.23%) PRINCE2
10 6 (2.76%) E-Commerce
10 6 (2.76%) Disaster Recovery
10 6 (2.76%) Asset Management
10 6 (2.76%) Multithreading
10 6 (2.76%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 47 (21.66%) SQL
2 26 (11.98%) Perl
3 22 (10.14%) Java
4 15 (6.91%) C#
4 15 (6.91%) Python
5 14 (6.45%) PowerShell
6 11 (5.07%) C++
7 10 (4.61%) Shell Script
8 7 (3.23%) VBScript
8 7 (3.23%) VBA
9 4 (1.84%) Bash Shell
10 3 (1.38%) Korn
11 2 (0.92%) C++/CLI
11 2 (0.92%) Groovy
11 2 (0.92%) Scala
11 2 (0.92%) VC++
12 1 (0.46%) JavaScript
12 1 (0.46%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 23 (10.60%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (5.07%) MCP
2 11 (5.07%) MCSE
3 10 (4.61%) A+ Certification
3 10 (4.61%) MCDST
3 10 (4.61%) MCITP
4 8 (3.69%) MCSA
5 4 (1.84%) ISEB
5 4 (1.84%) ISTQB
6 3 (1.38%) Degree
6 3 (1.38%) ACCA
6 3 (1.38%) CIMA
6 3 (1.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (0.92%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (0.92%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (0.92%) CCNP
8 1 (0.46%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.76%) SLA
2 2 (0.92%) QA
System Software
1 42 (19.35%) Active Directory
2 16 (7.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (4.61%) XenApp
4 9 (4.15%) Hyper-V
5 6 (2.76%) VMware Workstation
6 5 (2.30%) Xen
7 4 (1.84%) VMware Server
7 4 (1.84%) MetaFrame
7 4 (1.84%) Terminal Server
7 4 (1.84%) Terminal Services
8 3 (1.38%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (1.38%) XenDesktop
9 2 (0.92%) vSphere
10 1 (0.46%) NFS
10 1 (0.46%) Samba
Systems Management
1 15 (6.91%) SCCM
2 5 (2.30%) SCVMM
3 4 (1.84%) NetBackup
3 4 (1.84%) WSUS
4 2 (0.92%) BMC Marimba
4 2 (0.92%) SCOM
5 1 (0.46%) Red Hat Spacewalk
5 1 (0.46%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 145 (66.82%) Bloomberg
2 50 (23.04%) Microsoft
2 50 (23.04%) Citrix
3 33 (15.21%) Cisco
4 27 (12.44%) Oracle
5 19 (8.76%) Fidessa
5 19 (8.76%) VMware
6 18 (8.29%) CQG
7 17 (7.83%) TIBCO
8 15 (6.91%) Red Hat
9 14 (6.45%) Sybase
10 12 (5.53%) HP
11 11 (5.07%) MarketAxess
12 10 (4.61%) Murex
13 9 (4.15%) Adobe
13 9 (4.15%) Lotus
14 8 (3.69%) eSpeed
15 7 (3.23%) FactSet
16 6 (2.76%) ION Trading
16 6 (2.76%) Apple
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