The first table below looks at the demand 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 11 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the England region.

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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Reuters
Rank 439 359 404
Rank change year-on-year
-80 +45
Contract jobs citing Reuters 110 188 150
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.23% 0.41% 0.29%
As % of the Vendors category 0.51% 0.88% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 131 103
Average daily rate
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£473 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £200 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £643 £625 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 - £140
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 8
Average hourly rate £19.00 £28.75 £17.93
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.91% +60.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £15.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
- -50.79%
Vendors Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
21627 21477 24220
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 45.39% 47.14% 46.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 12375 11896 12637
Average daily rate £388 £398 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.51% +3.24%
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 997 1164 1263
Average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.66 £11.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.04 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-8.08% -4.80%
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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 11 July 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 11 July 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 -69 109 £473 +5.00% 25
North West - - - -
East of England - - - -
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Reuters
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 11 July 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.

1 164 (68.05%) Bloomberg
2 128 (53.11%) Windows
3 114 (47.30%) Finance
4 95 (39.42%) Banking
5 72 (29.88%) Linux
6 70 (29.05%) UNIX
7 54 (22.41%) Windows 7
8 53 (21.99%) Blackberry
9 51 (21.16%) Front Office
10 49 (20.33%) MS Office
10 49 (20.33%) SQL
11 46 (19.09%) Citrix
12 45 (18.67%) Fixed Income
13 42 (17.43%) TIBCO
14 41 (17.01%) Rendezvous
14 41 (17.01%) Investment Banking
15 39 (16.18%) RMDS
16 38 (15.77%) Microsoft
17 36 (14.94%) Fidessa
18 35 (14.52%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
18 35 (14.52%) Electronic Trading
19 34 (14.11%) Project Management
19 34 (14.11%) Active Directory
20 33 (13.69%) Firewall
21 30 (12.45%) Financial Institution
21 30 (12.45%) Perl
21 30 (12.45%) Oracle
21 30 (12.45%) Low Latency
22 29 (12.03%) MS Excel
23 28 (11.62%) Java

Reuters
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 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 18 (7.47%) IBM Notes
2 12 (4.98%) MS Exchange
2 12 (4.98%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 9 (3.73%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (2.49%) SharePoint
5 2 (0.83%) Lync
5 2 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (0.41%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.41%) Confluence
6 1 (0.41%) WebLogic
Applications
1 49 (20.33%) MS Office
2 29 (12.03%) MS Excel
3 10 (4.15%) MS PowerPoint
4 8 (3.32%) MS Project
5 5 (2.07%) MS Visio
6 4 (1.66%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 39 (16.18%) RMDS
2 17 (7.05%) Eikon
3 9 (3.73%) Markit EDM
4 6 (2.49%) ION MarketView
5 5 (2.07%) Oracle iProcurement
6 4 (1.66%) LatentZero
7 3 (1.24%) Kondor+
8 2 (0.83%) 3000 Xtra
8 2 (0.83%) SunGard Stream Clearvision
8 2 (0.83%) Tesseract
8 2 (0.83%) Minerva
8 2 (0.83%) Sentinel
8 2 (0.83%) Khalix
9 1 (0.41%) SimCorp Dimension
9 1 (0.41%) Murex MxG2000
9 1 (0.41%) LongView
9 1 (0.41%) FLEXCUBE
9 1 (0.41%) Temenos T24
9 1 (0.41%) Eagle PACE
Communications & Networking
1 33 (13.69%) Firewall
2 26 (10.79%) Multicast
3 24 (9.96%) TCP/IP
4 20 (8.30%) VPN
5 12 (4.98%) LAN
5 12 (4.98%) WAN
6 10 (4.15%) DNS
7 9 (3.73%) DHCP
8 8 (3.32%) FTP
9 7 (2.90%) HTTP
9 7 (2.90%) Internet
10 5 (2.07%) 3G
10 5 (2.07%) SSL
10 5 (2.07%) PSTN
11 4 (1.66%) Wireless
12 3 (1.24%) IP Telephony
12 3 (1.24%) Network Security
12 3 (1.24%) Broadband
13 2 (0.83%) NAS
13 2 (0.83%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (7.88%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.66%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (1.24%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (0.83%) Oracle Database
4 2 (0.83%) Relational Database
4 2 (0.83%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (0.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (0.83%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (0.41%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.41%) SQL Server 7
5 1 (0.41%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (0.41%) Text Mining
5 1 (0.41%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.41%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (0.41%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.41%) MS Access
5 1 (0.41%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.41%) DTS
5 1 (0.41%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.41%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 7 (2.90%) JUnit
2 5 (2.07%) Eclipse
3 1 (0.41%) MSI
3 1 (0.41%) JIRA
3 1 (0.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 114 (47.30%) Finance
2 95 (39.42%) Banking
3 51 (21.16%) Front Office
4 41 (17.01%) Investment Banking
5 30 (12.45%) Financial Institution
6 11 (4.56%) Back Office
7 5 (2.07%) Telecoms
7 5 (2.07%) Legal
8 3 (1.24%) Private Banking
8 3 (1.24%) French Language
8 3 (1.24%) German Language
9 2 (0.83%) International Banking
10 1 (0.41%) Corporate Banking
10 1 (0.41%) Retail
10 1 (0.41%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 72 (29.88%) Analyst
2 37 (15.35%) Support Analyst
3 35 (14.52%) Applications Support
4 31 (12.86%) Support Engineer
5 29 (12.03%) Developer
6 21 (8.71%) Desktop Support
6 21 (8.71%) Data Analyst
7 18 (7.47%) Market Analyst
7 18 (7.47%) Market Data Analyst
8 17 (7.05%) Linux Support
9 16 (6.64%) Business Analyst
10 15 (6.22%) Market Data Engineer
11 13 (5.39%) Market Data Support Analyst
12 12 (4.98%) Desktop Engineer
13 11 (4.56%) Java Developer
13 11 (4.56%) 1st Line Support
14 10 (4.15%) 1st Line Support Analyst
15 9 (3.73%) Consultant
15 9 (3.73%) Applications Support Analyst
15 9 (3.73%) Help Desk Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (17.01%) Rendezvous
2 8 (3.32%) XML
3 6 (2.49%) XSLT
4 5 (2.07%) .NET
4 5 (2.07%) Murex MxML
5 3 (1.24%) REST
5 3 (1.24%) Web Services
5 3 (1.24%) WSDL
5 3 (1.24%) WinForms
6 2 (0.83%) JSON
6 2 (0.83%) MAPI
6 2 (0.83%) Middleware
7 1 (0.41%) Hibernate
7 1 (0.41%) Spring Integration
7 1 (0.41%) JMS
7 1 (0.41%) HTML
7 1 (0.41%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.41%) SOAP
7 1 (0.41%) Murex Flex
7 1 (0.41%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 53 (21.99%) Blackberry
2 45 (18.67%) Fixed Income
3 35 (14.52%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 27 (11.20%) Hedge funds
5 20 (8.30%) Equities
6 12 (4.98%) Derivative
7 8 (3.32%) Reference Data
8 7 (2.90%) Equity Derivative
9 5 (2.07%) Computer Science
9 5 (2.07%) iPhone
10 4 (1.66%) Fat Client
10 4 (1.66%) Smartphone
10 4 (1.66%) Thin Client
10 4 (1.66%) Smartcard
11 3 (1.24%) Client/Server
11 3 (1.24%) Market Risk
11 3 (1.24%) Video Conferencing
11 3 (1.24%) iPad
12 2 (0.83%) Data Integration
12 2 (0.83%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 128 (53.11%) Windows
2 72 (29.88%) Linux
3 70 (29.05%) UNIX
4 54 (22.41%) Windows 7
5 27 (11.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 19 (7.88%) Windows XP
7 10 (4.15%) Solaris
8 7 (2.90%) Mac OS X
9 5 (2.07%) Windows Server 2008
10 4 (1.66%) Windows Vista
11 2 (0.83%) Android
11 2 (0.83%) Apple iOS
11 2 (0.83%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (0.41%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.41%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.41%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (14.52%) Electronic Trading
2 34 (14.11%) Project Management
3 30 (12.45%) Low Latency
4 23 (9.54%) Change Management
5 19 (7.88%) Capacity Management
6 16 (6.64%) ITIL
7 13 (5.39%) Multithreading
8 12 (4.98%) Migration
8 12 (4.98%) Asset Management
8 12 (4.98%) Data Management
9 9 (3.73%) Incident Management
10 8 (3.32%) Data Analysis
10 8 (3.32%) Service Delivery
11 7 (2.90%) User Acceptance Testing
11 7 (2.90%) Integration Testing
12 5 (2.07%) Workflow
12 5 (2.07%) Agile Software Development
12 5 (2.07%) E-Commerce
13 4 (1.66%) Data Modelling
13 4 (1.66%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 49 (20.33%) SQL
2 30 (12.45%) Perl
3 28 (11.62%) Java
4 22 (9.13%) Python
5 10 (4.15%) C#
6 8 (3.32%) Shell Script
7 7 (2.90%) PL/SQL
7 7 (2.90%) C++
8 6 (2.49%) PowerShell
9 5 (2.07%) T-SQL
9 5 (2.07%) VBScript
10 4 (1.66%) VB
10 4 (1.66%) C-shell
10 4 (1.66%) Bash Shell
11 3 (1.24%) VBA
12 1 (0.41%) VC++
12 1 (0.41%) JavaScript
12 1 (0.41%) SPARQL
12 1 (0.41%) C++/CLI
12 1 (0.41%) C
Qualifications
1 18 (7.47%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (4.98%) MCP
3 11 (4.56%) Degree
4 8 (3.32%) MCITP
5 7 (2.90%) MCSE
5 7 (2.90%) MCDST
6 4 (1.66%) A+ Certification
7 3 (1.24%) MCSA
7 3 (1.24%) MOS
8 2 (0.83%) ACCA
8 2 (0.83%) CIMA
9 1 (0.41%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.73%) SLA
2 1 (0.41%) EMIR
System Software
1 34 (14.11%) Active Directory
2 16 (6.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (2.90%) XenApp
4 3 (1.24%) Terminal Server
5 1 (0.41%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (0.41%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (0.41%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.41%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 12 (4.98%) SCCM
2 5 (2.07%) DameWare
3 3 (1.24%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (0.41%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.41%) BMC Marimba
4 1 (0.41%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 164 (68.05%) Bloomberg
2 46 (19.09%) Citrix
3 42 (17.43%) TIBCO
4 38 (15.77%) Microsoft
5 36 (14.94%) Fidessa
6 30 (12.45%) Oracle
7 28 (11.62%) MarketAxess
8 27 (11.20%) Red Hat
9 22 (9.13%) VMware
10 19 (7.88%) eSpeed
11 18 (7.47%) Lotus
12 13 (5.39%) CQG
13 8 (3.32%) Apple
13 8 (3.32%) Sybase
13 8 (3.32%) Cisco
13 8 (3.32%) ION Trading
14 7 (2.90%) Altiris
14 7 (2.90%) F5
15 6 (2.49%) Speakerbus
15 6 (2.49%) Sophos
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