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 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Reuters
Rank 519 443 339
Rank change year-on-year
-76 -104
Contract jobs citing Reuters 71 125 194
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.15% 0.26% 0.45%
As % of the Vendors category 0.32% 0.58% 0.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 73 142
Average daily rate
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£350 £495 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-29.22% -1.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £192 £209 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £612 £625 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £128 £475 £550
% change year-on-year
-73.15% -13.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 9 4
Average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £39.51
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -55.70%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £14.00
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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
21883 21671 19851
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 45.17% 45.00% 46.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 13006 12550 10925
Average daily rate £400 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £223 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 999 1000 1130
Average hourly rate £18.75 £17.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -10.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.16 £10.89 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -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 29 May 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 29 May 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
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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 -54 66 £350 -29.22% 20
West Midlands - 5 £363 -
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Reuters
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 May 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.

1 114 (69.94%) Bloomberg
2 77 (47.24%) Finance
3 70 (42.94%) Windows
4 62 (38.04%) Banking
5 45 (27.61%) Linux
6 41 (25.15%) UNIX
7 36 (22.09%) Windows 7
8 32 (19.63%) SQL
9 31 (19.02%) MS Office
10 30 (18.40%) Front Office
11 28 (17.18%) MS Excel
12 27 (16.56%) Active Directory
13 26 (15.95%) Investment Banking
13 26 (15.95%) FIX Protocol
14 24 (14.72%) Citrix
15 23 (14.11%) Microsoft
15 23 (14.11%) Firewall
16 22 (13.50%) RMDS
16 22 (13.50%) Blackberry
17 21 (12.88%) Project Management
17 21 (12.88%) TIBCO
18 20 (12.27%) Fixed Income
19 19 (11.66%) Cisco
19 19 (11.66%) TCP/IP
19 19 (11.66%) Perl
19 19 (11.66%) Eikon
20 18 (11.04%) Oracle
20 18 (11.04%) Python
21 17 (10.43%) Red Hat
21 17 (10.43%) Rendezvous

Reuters
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 6 (3.68%) MS Exchange
1 6 (3.68%) IBM Notes
2 5 (3.07%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 5 (3.07%) Lync
3 3 (1.84%) Office Communications Server
4 1 (0.61%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 31 (19.02%) MS Office
2 28 (17.18%) MS Excel
3 5 (3.07%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (1.23%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.61%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.61%) Adobe Premiere
5 1 (0.61%) Adobe After Effects
5 1 (0.61%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 22 (13.50%) RMDS
2 19 (11.66%) Eikon
3 9 (5.52%) ION MarketView
4 4 (2.45%) IntelliMatch
4 4 (2.45%) Misys Midas
4 4 (2.45%) Kondor+
5 2 (1.23%) Markit EDM
6 1 (0.61%) Summit
6 1 (0.61%) LatentZero
6 1 (0.61%) GoldMine
6 1 (0.61%) 3000 Xtra
6 1 (0.61%) thinkFolio
6 1 (0.61%) Oracle General Ledger
Communications & Networking
1 23 (14.11%) Firewall
2 19 (11.66%) TCP/IP
3 17 (10.43%) Multicast
4 10 (6.13%) LAN
5 6 (3.68%) ISDN
5 6 (3.68%) WAN
6 5 (3.07%) VPN
7 4 (2.45%) Cisco IOS
7 4 (2.45%) PABX
7 4 (2.45%) Internet
7 4 (2.45%) DNS
7 4 (2.45%) SSL
7 4 (2.45%) VoIP
7 4 (2.45%) LDAP
8 3 (1.84%) MPLS
8 3 (1.84%) Unified Communications
8 3 (1.84%) Wireshark
9 2 (1.23%) Network Security
9 2 (1.23%) Junos
9 2 (1.23%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (9.20%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.07%) MS Access
3 4 (2.45%) QlikView
4 2 (1.23%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.23%) DTS
5 1 (0.61%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (0.61%) MySQL
5 1 (0.61%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.61%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 5 (3.07%) JIRA
1 5 (3.07%) Visual Studio
2 2 (1.23%) AdminStudio
2 2 (1.23%) JUnit
2 2 (1.23%) Maven
3 1 (0.61%) Subversion
3 1 (0.61%) NUnit
3 1 (0.61%) MSI
3 1 (0.61%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 77 (47.24%) Finance
2 62 (38.04%) Banking
3 30 (18.40%) Front Office
4 26 (15.95%) Investment Banking
5 16 (9.82%) Back Office
6 10 (6.13%) Financial Institution
7 8 (4.91%) Retail
8 6 (3.68%) Legal
9 4 (2.45%) Retail Banking
9 4 (2.45%) Publishing
10 3 (1.84%) Marketing
11 2 (1.23%) Corporate Banking
11 2 (1.23%) Telecoms
12 1 (0.61%) Manufacturing
12 1 (0.61%) Law
12 1 (0.61%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 36 (22.09%) Analyst
2 21 (12.88%) Desktop Support
3 20 (12.27%) Support Engineer
4 18 (11.04%) Support Analyst
4 18 (11.04%) Developer
5 15 (9.20%) Market Data Engineer
6 14 (8.59%) Desktop Engineer
7 11 (6.75%) Java Developer
8 10 (6.13%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 9 (5.52%) Applications Support
9 9 (5.52%) Business Analyst
10 8 (4.91%) Administrator
11 7 (4.29%) Linux Engineer
11 7 (4.29%) Programme Manager
11 7 (4.29%) Network Engineer
12 6 (3.68%) Market Data Administrator
12 6 (3.68%) Market Data Specialist
12 6 (3.68%) Consultant
12 6 (3.68%) 2nd Line Support
12 6 (3.68%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (15.95%) FIX Protocol
2 17 (10.43%) Rendezvous
3 3 (1.84%) TIBCO EMS
3 3 (1.84%) WPF
3 3 (1.84%) .NET
4 2 (1.23%) WCF
4 2 (1.23%) Application Packaging
4 2 (1.23%) WinForms
5 1 (0.61%) XMPP
5 1 (0.61%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.61%) JSON
5 1 (0.61%) J2SE
5 1 (0.61%) COM
5 1 (0.61%) XML
5 1 (0.61%) REST
5 1 (0.61%) Task Parallel Library
5 1 (0.61%) Akka
5 1 (0.61%) Gherkin
5 1 (0.61%) Unity DI Container
5 1 (0.61%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 22 (13.50%) Blackberry
2 20 (12.27%) Fixed Income
3 13 (7.98%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (7.36%) iPad
5 11 (6.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 11 (6.75%) Eurex
6 7 (4.29%) Equities
7 6 (3.68%) Reference Data
8 5 (3.07%) Derivative
8 5 (3.07%) Data Centre
8 5 (3.07%) iPhone
9 4 (2.45%) Fat Client
9 4 (2.45%) iSeries
9 4 (2.45%) Thin Client
9 4 (2.45%) STB
10 3 (1.84%) Management Information System
10 3 (1.84%) Equity Derivative
10 3 (1.84%) Statistics
10 3 (1.84%) SWIFT
10 3 (1.84%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 70 (42.94%) Windows
2 45 (27.61%) Linux
3 41 (25.15%) UNIX
4 36 (22.09%) Windows 7
5 15 (9.20%) Windows Server 2008
5 15 (9.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 13 (7.98%) Windows 8
7 11 (6.75%) Windows XP
7 11 (6.75%) Windows Server 2003
8 8 (4.91%) Solaris
9 3 (1.84%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (1.23%) Android
10 2 (1.23%) SUSE
11 1 (0.61%) Debian
11 1 (0.61%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (12.88%) Project Management
2 17 (10.43%) Investment Management
3 16 (9.82%) Electronic Trading
3 16 (9.82%) Low Latency
3 16 (9.82%) ITIL
4 12 (7.36%) Capacity Management
4 12 (7.36%) Multithreading
4 12 (7.36%) Change Management
5 11 (6.75%) Service Management
5 11 (6.75%) Migration
6 10 (6.13%) Asset Management
7 8 (4.91%) Problem Management
7 8 (4.91%) Service Delivery
7 8 (4.91%) Workflow
8 7 (4.29%) Risk Management
9 6 (3.68%) Time Management
9 6 (3.68%) Network Management
9 6 (3.68%) Capacity Planning
9 6 (3.68%) Process Management
9 6 (3.68%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 32 (19.63%) SQL
2 19 (11.66%) Perl
3 18 (11.04%) Python
4 14 (8.59%) Java
5 11 (6.75%) PowerShell
6 10 (6.13%) VBA
7 9 (5.52%) C#
8 6 (3.68%) Shell Script
9 5 (3.07%) C++
10 2 (1.23%) Scala
10 2 (1.23%) T-SQL
10 2 (1.23%) VBScript
11 1 (0.61%) AWK
11 1 (0.61%) Korn
11 1 (0.61%) Tcl
11 1 (0.61%) C-shell
11 1 (0.61%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.61%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 7 (4.29%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (3.07%) Degree
2 5 (3.07%) CCNP
3 4 (2.45%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (1.84%) ISTQB
4 3 (1.84%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (1.84%) ISEB
5 2 (1.23%) MCSE
6 1 (0.61%) MCP
6 1 (0.61%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.61%) QA
1 1 (0.61%) SLA
1 1 (0.61%) Solvency II
System Software
1 27 (16.56%) Active Directory
2 7 (4.29%) Microsoft App-V
2 7 (4.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (2.45%) vSphere
3 4 (2.45%) XenApp
3 4 (2.45%) XenDesktop
3 4 (2.45%) VMware Workstation
4 1 (0.61%) Samba
4 1 (0.61%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.61%) NFS
Systems Management
1 10 (6.13%) SCCM
2 4 (2.45%) ITRS Geneos
3 1 (0.61%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.61%) Red Hat Spacewalk
3 1 (0.61%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 114 (69.94%) Bloomberg
2 24 (14.72%) Citrix
3 23 (14.11%) Microsoft
4 21 (12.88%) TIBCO
5 19 (11.66%) Cisco
6 18 (11.04%) Oracle
7 17 (10.43%) Red Hat
8 16 (9.82%) VMware
9 13 (7.98%) ION Trading
10 12 (7.36%) HP
11 11 (6.75%) Fidessa
11 11 (6.75%) Apple
12 10 (6.13%) MarketAxess
13 8 (4.91%) Currenex
13 8 (4.91%) eSpeed
14 6 (3.68%) Lotus
15 5 (3.07%) FactSet
15 5 (3.07%) Polycom
16 4 (2.45%) CQG
16 4 (2.45%) Alcatel-Lucent
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