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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Reuters
Rank 473 388 438
Rank change year-on-year
-85 +50
Contract jobs citing Reuters 110 174 138
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.22% 0.36% 0.26%
As % of the Vendors category 0.47% 0.76% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 115 76
Average daily rate
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£400 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £174 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £620 £625 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £180 £153
% change year-on-year
+108.33% +18.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 3
Average hourly rate £19.00 £18.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +20.00%
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
23409 22747 24578
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 45.94% 46.74% 46.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 13406 12936 12896
Average daily rate £388 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £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 1027 1041 1259
Average hourly rate £18.44 £19.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.43% -2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.15 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £41.50 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.91
% change year-on-year
-10.25% -2.05%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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 -38 105 £400 -10.11% 23
North West - - - -
South East - - - - 2
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Reuters
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 August 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.

1 144 (60.00%) Bloomberg
2 112 (46.67%) Finance
3 111 (46.25%) Windows
4 90 (37.50%) Banking
5 66 (27.50%) Linux
6 65 (27.08%) UNIX
7 61 (25.42%) SQL
8 58 (24.17%) Front Office
9 52 (21.67%) Fixed Income
10 46 (19.17%) Investment Banking
10 46 (19.17%) Blackberry
10 46 (19.17%) Electronic Trading
11 45 (18.75%) Windows 7
11 45 (18.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 45 (18.75%) MS Office
12 43 (17.92%) TIBCO
13 42 (17.50%) Rendezvous
14 37 (15.42%) Citrix
14 37 (15.42%) Oracle
15 36 (15.00%) Java
15 36 (15.00%) Active Directory
15 36 (15.00%) MarketAxess
16 35 (14.58%) Project Management
17 34 (14.17%) Microsoft
18 33 (13.75%) Red Hat
18 33 (13.75%) Perl
19 32 (13.33%) Firewall
19 32 (13.33%) Low Latency
20 31 (12.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
21 29 (12.08%) Change Management

Reuters
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 16 (6.67%) IBM Notes
2 11 (4.58%) MS Exchange
2 11 (4.58%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 8 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (2.08%) WebSphere
4 5 (2.08%) WebLogic
5 4 (1.67%) SharePoint
5 4 (1.67%) Lync
6 2 (0.83%) Confluence
6 2 (0.83%) Oracle Coherence
7 1 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 45 (18.75%) MS Office
2 28 (11.67%) MS Excel
3 8 (3.33%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (1.67%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (1.25%) MS Project
6 1 (0.42%) Adobe Captivate
6 1 (0.42%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 29 (12.08%) RMDS
2 14 (5.83%) Eikon
3 7 (2.92%) Markit EDM
4 6 (2.50%) LatentZero
4 6 (2.50%) ION MarketView
5 5 (2.08%) Oracle iProcurement
5 5 (2.08%) Murex MxG2000
6 3 (1.25%) Dynamics CRM
6 3 (1.25%) Kondor+
6 3 (1.25%) 3000 Xtra
6 3 (1.25%) Sentinel
7 2 (0.83%) Tesseract
7 2 (0.83%) Minerva
7 2 (0.83%) SunGard Stream Clearvision
8 1 (0.42%) SimCorp Dimension
8 1 (0.42%) Temenos T24
8 1 (0.42%) Eagle PACE
8 1 (0.42%) Khalix
8 1 (0.42%) FLEXCUBE
8 1 (0.42%) LongView
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.42%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 32 (13.33%) Firewall
2 26 (10.83%) Multicast
3 14 (5.83%) VPN
4 12 (5.00%) TCP/IP
5 8 (3.33%) DHCP
5 8 (3.33%) FTP
5 8 (3.33%) DNS
6 7 (2.92%) HTTP
7 6 (2.50%) Internet
8 5 (2.08%) IP Telephony
8 5 (2.08%) SSL
8 5 (2.08%) 3G
8 5 (2.08%) PSTN
9 4 (1.67%) WAN
9 4 (1.67%) LAN
9 4 (1.67%) Wireless
10 3 (1.25%) Cisco Nexus
11 2 (0.83%) SSH
11 2 (0.83%) Network Security
11 2 (0.83%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (7.92%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.67%) Relational Database
3 3 (1.25%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (1.25%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (0.83%) Oracle Database 10g
4 2 (0.83%) Oracle Database
4 2 (0.83%) NoSQL
4 2 (0.83%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (0.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.42%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.42%) Spotfire
5 1 (0.42%) Text Mining
5 1 (0.42%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.42%) SQL Server 7
5 1 (0.42%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (0.42%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.42%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.42%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.42%) DTS
5 1 (0.42%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 7 (2.92%) Eclipse
1 7 (2.92%) JUnit
2 2 (0.83%) IntelliJ
2 2 (0.83%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 2 (0.83%) JIRA
3 1 (0.42%) MSI
General
1 112 (46.67%) Finance
2 90 (37.50%) Banking
3 58 (24.17%) Front Office
4 46 (19.17%) Investment Banking
5 28 (11.67%) Financial Institution
6 11 (4.58%) Back Office
7 7 (2.92%) Legal
8 5 (2.08%) Telecoms
9 4 (1.67%) French Language
10 3 (1.25%) Private Banking
11 2 (0.83%) Law
11 2 (0.83%) German Language
11 2 (0.83%) International Banking
12 1 (0.42%) Corporate Banking
12 1 (0.42%) Retail
12 1 (0.42%) Publishing
12 1 (0.42%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 66 (27.50%) Analyst
2 35 (14.58%) Applications Support
3 34 (14.17%) Developer
4 28 (11.67%) Support Analyst
5 25 (10.42%) Support Engineer
6 23 (9.58%) Desktop Support
7 22 (9.17%) Linux Support
8 18 (7.50%) Business Analyst
9 17 (7.08%) Java Developer
10 12 (5.00%) Data Analyst
11 10 (4.17%) 1st Line Support
11 10 (4.17%) Desktop Engineer
11 10 (4.17%) 1st Line Support Analyst
12 9 (3.75%) Market Analyst
12 9 (3.75%) Market Data Analyst
12 9 (3.75%) Market Data Engineer
12 9 (3.75%) Applications Support Analyst
12 9 (3.75%) Consultant
13 8 (3.33%) 2nd Line Support
13 8 (3.33%) Help Desk Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (17.50%) Rendezvous
2 14 (5.83%) XML
3 10 (4.17%) XSLT
4 9 (3.75%) .NET
5 7 (2.92%) Spring
5 7 (2.92%) Hibernate
6 5 (2.08%) Java SE
6 5 (2.08%) Java EE
6 5 (2.08%) Murex Flex
6 5 (2.08%) Murex MxML
6 5 (2.08%) Spring Integration
6 5 (2.08%) JNI
6 5 (2.08%) JMS
7 4 (1.67%) XMPP
8 2 (0.83%) Web Services
8 2 (0.83%) WinForms
8 2 (0.83%) WCF
8 2 (0.83%) WPF
9 1 (0.42%) REST
9 1 (0.42%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 52 (21.67%) Fixed Income
2 46 (19.17%) Blackberry
3 45 (18.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 25 (10.42%) Hedge funds
5 21 (8.75%) Equities
6 14 (5.83%) Derivative
7 9 (3.75%) Reference Data
8 7 (2.92%) Equity Derivative
9 5 (2.08%) Computer Science
9 5 (2.08%) Market Risk
9 5 (2.08%) Fat Client
9 5 (2.08%) Thin Client
10 4 (1.67%) Client/Server
10 4 (1.67%) Smartcard
10 4 (1.67%) Credit Risk
10 4 (1.67%) Smartphone
11 3 (1.25%) Mathematics
11 3 (1.25%) SWIFT
12 2 (0.83%) CLARiiON
12 2 (0.83%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 111 (46.25%) Windows
2 66 (27.50%) Linux
3 65 (27.08%) UNIX
4 45 (18.75%) Windows 7
5 31 (12.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 14 (5.83%) Windows XP
7 6 (2.50%) Mac OS X
8 5 (2.08%) Solaris
9 4 (1.67%) Windows Vista
10 3 (1.25%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.42%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.42%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.42%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.42%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (19.17%) Electronic Trading
2 35 (14.58%) Project Management
3 32 (13.33%) Low Latency
4 29 (12.08%) Change Management
5 24 (10.00%) Capacity Management
6 19 (7.92%) ITIL
7 15 (6.25%) Migration
8 14 (5.83%) Data Management
8 14 (5.83%) Multithreading
9 10 (4.17%) Asset Management
9 10 (4.17%) Incident Management
10 9 (3.75%) User Acceptance Testing
10 9 (3.75%) Service Delivery
10 9 (3.75%) CRM
11 8 (3.33%) Data Analysis
11 8 (3.33%) Agile Software Development
11 8 (3.33%) Integration Testing
12 6 (2.50%) E-Commerce
12 6 (2.50%) Risk Management
12 6 (2.50%) Investment Management
Programming Languages
1 61 (25.42%) SQL
2 36 (15.00%) Java
3 33 (13.75%) Perl
4 27 (11.25%) Python
5 13 (5.42%) C#
6 10 (4.17%) C++
7 7 (2.92%) PowerShell
7 7 (2.92%) PL/SQL
8 6 (2.50%) Shell Script
9 4 (1.67%) VBScript
9 4 (1.67%) C-shell
9 4 (1.67%) Bash Shell
10 3 (1.25%) VB
10 3 (1.25%) VBA
10 3 (1.25%) T-SQL
11 2 (0.83%) VC++
11 2 (0.83%) C++/CLI
11 2 (0.83%) Korn
12 1 (0.42%) SPARQL
12 1 (0.42%) C
Qualifications
1 12 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (4.58%) MCP
3 10 (4.17%) Degree
4 6 (2.50%) MCDST
5 5 (2.08%) MCITP
6 4 (1.67%) MCSE
6 4 (1.67%) A+ Certification
7 3 (1.25%) MOS
7 3 (1.25%) CIMA
7 3 (1.25%) ACCA
7 3 (1.25%) MCSA
8 1 (0.42%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.42%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.17%) SLA
2 1 (0.42%) EMIR
System Software
1 36 (15.00%) Active Directory
2 12 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (3.75%) XenApp
4 4 (1.67%) Terminal Server
5 1 (0.42%) vSphere
5 1 (0.42%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.42%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (0.42%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (0.42%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 10 (4.17%) SCCM
2 5 (2.08%) DameWare
3 2 (0.83%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (0.83%) BMC Marimba
4 1 (0.42%) ITRS Geneos
4 1 (0.42%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 144 (60.00%) Bloomberg
2 43 (17.92%) TIBCO
3 37 (15.42%) Citrix
3 37 (15.42%) Oracle
4 36 (15.00%) MarketAxess
5 34 (14.17%) Microsoft
6 33 (13.75%) Red Hat
7 28 (11.67%) Fidessa
8 24 (10.00%) eSpeed
9 16 (6.67%) VMware
9 16 (6.67%) Lotus
10 13 (5.42%) CQG
11 12 (5.00%) Sybase
12 11 (4.58%) Cisco
13 10 (4.17%) Murex
14 8 (3.33%) Remedy
14 8 (3.33%) ION Trading
14 8 (3.33%) F5
15 7 (2.92%) Speakerbus
15 7 (2.92%) Sophos
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