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 March 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
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Reuters
Rank 474 414 410
Rank change year-on-year
-60 -4
Contract jobs citing Reuters 95 126 109
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.20% 0.27% 0.27%
As % of the Vendors category 0.44% 0.59% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 76 88
Average daily rate
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£500 £345 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+44.92% -31.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £194 £183 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £660 £525 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £415 £130 £700
% change year-on-year
+219.23% -81.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Average hourly rate - £18.70 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
21752 21223 18790
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 45.60% 45.61% 46.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 12681 11868 10146
Average daily rate £400 £390 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £220 £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 904 927 1162
Average hourly rate £17.87 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.08% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.35 £11.35 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £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 2 March 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 2 March 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -23 92 £513 +29.74% 16
South East - 3 £450 -
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Reuters
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 2 March 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.

1 154 (73.68%) Bloomberg
2 118 (56.46%) Windows
3 92 (44.02%) Finance
4 77 (36.84%) Windows 7
5 69 (33.01%) Banking
6 55 (26.32%) MS Office
7 51 (24.40%) Microsoft
8 47 (22.49%) UNIX
8 47 (22.49%) Blackberry
9 46 (22.01%) Citrix
10 45 (21.53%) Linux
10 45 (21.53%) SQL
11 42 (20.10%) Active Directory
12 36 (17.22%) Cisco
13 35 (16.75%) MS Excel
14 33 (15.79%) FIX Protocol
15 31 (14.83%) Front Office
16 27 (12.92%) Windows XP
16 27 (12.92%) Perl
16 27 (12.92%) SQL Server
16 27 (12.92%) Firewall
17 25 (11.96%) Fixed Income
18 24 (11.48%) Investment Banking
18 24 (11.48%) Oracle
18 24 (11.48%) Microsoft Certification
19 23 (11.00%) Eikon
20 22 (10.53%) Windows Server 2008
20 22 (10.53%) TCP/IP
21 21 (10.05%) RMDS
21 21 (10.05%) VMware

Reuters
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 15 (7.18%) SharePoint
2 14 (6.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 12 (5.74%) MS Exchange
3 12 (5.74%) Lync
4 11 (5.26%) IBM Notes
5 5 (2.39%) Exchange Server 2007
5 5 (2.39%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (1.44%) WebSphere
6 3 (1.44%) WorkSite
6 3 (1.44%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.48%) IIS
Applications
1 55 (26.32%) MS Office
2 35 (16.75%) MS Excel
3 3 (1.44%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.48%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 23 (11.00%) Eikon
2 21 (10.05%) RMDS
3 8 (3.83%) ION MarketView
4 5 (2.39%) Markit EDM
5 4 (1.91%) Murex MxG2000
6 2 (0.96%) 3000 Xtra
7 1 (0.48%) Summit
7 1 (0.48%) LatentZero
7 1 (0.48%) Adaptiv
7 1 (0.48%) GoldMine
7 1 (0.48%) thinkFolio
7 1 (0.48%) Oracle General Ledger
Communications & Networking
1 27 (12.92%) Firewall
2 22 (10.53%) TCP/IP
3 19 (9.09%) DNS
4 17 (8.13%) DHCP
5 16 (7.66%) Multicast
6 13 (6.22%) FTP
6 13 (6.22%) Internet
7 11 (5.26%) Wireless
8 9 (4.31%) Wireshark
8 9 (4.31%) LAN
9 8 (3.83%) WAN
10 7 (3.35%) VPN
11 5 (2.39%) SAN
11 5 (2.39%) Cisco IPT
12 4 (1.91%) Cisco IOS
12 4 (1.91%) NAS
12 4 (1.91%) VoIP
13 3 (1.44%) LDAP
14 2 (0.96%) MPLS
15 1 (0.48%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (12.92%) SQL Server
2 11 (5.26%) Relational Database
3 9 (4.31%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (1.44%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (0.96%) MS Access
5 2 (0.96%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.48%) KDB
6 1 (0.48%) MySQL
6 1 (0.48%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (2.39%) Visual Studio
2 3 (1.44%) Maven
2 3 (1.44%) JIRA
2 3 (1.44%) Ant
3 2 (0.96%) Subversion
3 2 (0.96%) AdminStudio
4 1 (0.48%) NUnit
4 1 (0.48%) CruiseControl
4 1 (0.48%) MSI
4 1 (0.48%) Hudson
4 1 (0.48%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.48%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 92 (44.02%) Finance
2 69 (33.01%) Banking
3 31 (14.83%) Front Office
4 24 (11.48%) Investment Banking
5 13 (6.22%) Back Office
6 10 (4.78%) Legal
7 9 (4.31%) Financial Institution
8 7 (3.35%) Retail
9 3 (1.44%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.48%) Corporate Banking
10 1 (0.48%) Private Banking
10 1 (0.48%) Marketing
10 1 (0.48%) Advertising
10 1 (0.48%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 54 (25.84%) Analyst
2 31 (14.83%) Support Analyst
3 30 (14.35%) Support Engineer
4 28 (13.40%) Desktop Support
5 24 (11.48%) Desktop Engineer
6 18 (8.61%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 17 (8.13%) Developer
8 16 (7.66%) Applications Support
8 16 (7.66%) Market Data Engineer
9 13 (6.22%) Consultant
9 13 (6.22%) Help Desk Support
10 12 (5.74%) Java Developer
10 12 (5.74%) Help Desk Analyst
10 12 (5.74%) 1st Line Support
11 10 (4.78%) Help Desk Support Analyst
12 9 (4.31%) Business Analyst
13 8 (3.83%) 2nd Line Support
13 8 (3.83%) 1st Line Support Analyst
14 7 (3.35%) Linux Engineer
14 7 (3.35%) Messaging Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (15.79%) FIX Protocol
2 17 (8.13%) Rendezvous
3 10 (4.78%) XMPP
4 6 (2.87%) Spring
4 6 (2.87%) Hibernate
5 4 (1.91%) .NET
5 4 (1.91%) Murex Flex
5 4 (1.91%) Spring Integration
5 4 (1.91%) JMS
6 3 (1.44%) WinForms
6 3 (1.44%) XML
6 3 (1.44%) XSLT
6 3 (1.44%) JNI
6 3 (1.44%) Java SE
6 3 (1.44%) Java EE
7 2 (0.96%) JSON
7 2 (0.96%) Application Packaging
7 2 (0.96%) .NET Framework
7 2 (0.96%) J2EE
7 2 (0.96%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 47 (22.49%) Blackberry
2 25 (11.96%) Fixed Income
3 18 (8.61%) Thin Client
3 18 (8.61%) Fat Client
4 17 (8.13%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 13 (6.22%) Analytical Skills
6 12 (5.74%) iPad
7 10 (4.78%) iPhone
7 10 (4.78%) Smartcard
7 10 (4.78%) Smartphone
8 8 (3.83%) Equities
9 7 (3.35%) Management Information System
9 7 (3.35%) Hedge funds
10 6 (2.87%) Mobile App
10 6 (2.87%) Reference Data
10 6 (2.87%) Derivative
11 5 (2.39%) Statistics
12 4 (1.91%) Client/Server
13 3 (1.44%) Replication
13 3 (1.44%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 118 (56.46%) Windows
2 77 (36.84%) Windows 7
3 47 (22.49%) UNIX
4 45 (21.53%) Linux
5 27 (12.92%) Windows XP
6 22 (10.53%) Windows Server 2008
7 15 (7.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 14 (6.70%) Windows 8
9 13 (6.22%) Windows Server 2003
10 11 (5.26%) Windows Vista
10 11 (5.26%) Solaris
11 9 (4.31%) Windows Server 2012
12 6 (2.87%) Apple iOS
13 4 (1.91%) Mac OS X
13 4 (1.91%) SUSE
14 2 (0.96%) Android
14 2 (0.96%) Windows Phone
15 1 (0.48%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (10.05%) Electronic Trading
2 20 (9.57%) ITIL
3 13 (6.22%) Asset Management
3 13 (6.22%) Investment Management
4 12 (5.74%) Low Latency
5 11 (5.26%) Business Analysis
5 11 (5.26%) Workflow
6 10 (4.78%) Change Management
7 9 (4.31%) Risk Management
7 9 (4.31%) Project Management
7 9 (4.31%) Multithreading
8 8 (3.83%) Capacity Management
8 8 (3.83%) Service Delivery
8 8 (3.83%) Migration
9 7 (3.35%) CRM
10 6 (2.87%) Process Management
10 6 (2.87%) Disaster Recovery
10 6 (2.87%) Agile Software Development
10 6 (2.87%) Incident Management
10 6 (2.87%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 45 (21.53%) SQL
2 27 (12.92%) Perl
3 19 (9.09%) Java
4 17 (8.13%) Python
5 15 (7.18%) PowerShell
6 12 (5.74%) Shell Script
7 11 (5.26%) C#
8 9 (4.31%) C++
9 8 (3.83%) VBA
10 7 (3.35%) VBScript
11 4 (1.91%) Bash Shell
12 2 (0.96%) T-SQL
12 2 (0.96%) Scala
12 2 (0.96%) Korn
12 2 (0.96%) Groovy
13 1 (0.48%) C-shell
13 1 (0.48%) AWK
13 1 (0.48%) Tcl
13 1 (0.48%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 24 (11.48%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (5.74%) MCP
2 12 (5.74%) MCSE
3 10 (4.78%) A+ Certification
3 10 (4.78%) MCDST
3 10 (4.78%) MCITP
4 9 (4.31%) MCSA
5 7 (3.35%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (2.87%) CCNP
7 5 (2.39%) ISEB
7 5 (2.39%) ISTQB
7 5 (2.39%) Degree
8 3 (1.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (0.96%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (0.96%) VCP4
10 1 (0.48%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.44%) SLA
2 2 (0.96%) QA
3 1 (0.48%) Solvency II
System Software
1 42 (20.10%) Active Directory
2 17 (8.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (4.31%) Hyper-V
4 8 (3.83%) VMware Workstation
5 7 (3.35%) XenApp
6 5 (2.39%) Xen
7 4 (1.91%) VMware Server
7 4 (1.91%) MetaFrame
7 4 (1.91%) Terminal Services
7 4 (1.91%) XenDesktop
7 4 (1.91%) vSphere
8 2 (0.96%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.48%) Samba
9 1 (0.48%) VMware ESX
9 1 (0.48%) NFS
Systems Management
1 16 (7.66%) SCCM
2 5 (2.39%) SCVMM
3 4 (1.91%) NetBackup
3 4 (1.91%) WSUS
4 2 (0.96%) SCOM
4 2 (0.96%) ITRS Geneos
5 1 (0.48%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.48%) Red Hat Spacewalk
Vendors
1 154 (73.68%) Bloomberg
2 51 (24.40%) Microsoft
3 46 (22.01%) Citrix
4 36 (17.22%) Cisco
5 24 (11.48%) Oracle
6 21 (10.05%) VMware
7 20 (9.57%) TIBCO
8 19 (9.09%) Fidessa
9 18 (8.61%) CQG
10 17 (8.13%) Red Hat
11 14 (6.70%) ION Trading
12 13 (6.22%) HP
13 11 (5.26%) Lotus
14 10 (4.78%) FactSet
15 9 (4.31%) MarketAxess
15 9 (4.31%) Apple
15 9 (4.31%) Sybase
16 7 (3.35%) eSpeed
17 6 (2.87%) Murex
18 5 (2.39%) Dell
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