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 16 September 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Reuters
Rank 457 403 428
Rank change year-on-year
-54 +25
Contract jobs citing Reuters 116 170 160
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.22% 0.35% 0.30%
As % of the Vendors category 0.49% 0.76% 0.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 111 94
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.64% +17.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £174 £229
10% offered a daily rate of more than £603 £600 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £180 £180
% change year-on-year
+113.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 3
Average hourly rate £12.50 £22.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-43.18% +46.66%
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
23814 22459 25022
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 45.69% 46.51% 46.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 13775 12894 13142
Average daily rate £400 £388 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +1.97%
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 1087 1022 1247
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.15 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.78% +0.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.80 £40.57 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £18.75
% change year-on-year
-5.26% +1.33%

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 16 September 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 16 September 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 -31 106 £350 -20.45% 20
West Midlands - 10 £400 - 1
East of England - - - - 2
North West - - - -
South East - - - -
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Reuters
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 16 September 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.

1 130 (56.77%) Bloomberg
2 104 (45.41%) Windows
3 103 (44.98%) Finance
4 76 (33.19%) Banking
5 61 (26.64%) Linux
6 59 (25.76%) UNIX
6 59 (25.76%) SQL
7 56 (24.45%) Front Office
8 55 (24.02%) Fixed Income
9 47 (20.52%) Electronic Trading
10 44 (19.21%) Windows 7
10 44 (19.21%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 43 (18.78%) TIBCO
12 42 (18.34%) Rendezvous
13 39 (17.03%) Blackberry
13 39 (17.03%) MS Office
14 38 (16.59%) Investment Banking
15 36 (15.72%) MarketAxess
16 35 (15.28%) Project Management
17 34 (14.85%) Java
17 34 (14.85%) Oracle
18 33 (14.41%) Perl
18 33 (14.41%) Low Latency
19 32 (13.97%) Microsoft
20 31 (13.54%) Citrix
21 30 (13.10%) Red Hat
21 30 (13.10%) Firewall
22 29 (12.66%) Change Management
22 29 (12.66%) Active Directory
22 29 (12.66%) Python

Reuters
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 12 (5.24%) IBM Notes
1 12 (5.24%) MS Exchange
2 11 (4.80%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 9 (3.93%) Lync
3 9 (3.93%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (2.62%) WebSphere
4 6 (2.62%) WebLogic
5 2 (0.87%) Confluence
5 2 (0.87%) Oracle Coherence
6 1 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (0.44%) SharePoint
Applications
1 39 (17.03%) MS Office
2 24 (10.48%) MS Excel
3 6 (2.62%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (1.75%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (1.31%) MS Project
6 1 (0.44%) Adobe Captivate
6 1 (0.44%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 25 (10.92%) RMDS
2 19 (8.30%) Eikon
3 6 (2.62%) Markit EDM
3 6 (2.62%) Murex MxG2000
3 6 (2.62%) LatentZero
3 6 (2.62%) ION MarketView
4 5 (2.18%) Oracle iProcurement
5 3 (1.31%) Dynamics CRM
5 3 (1.31%) Kondor+
5 3 (1.31%) Sentinel
6 2 (0.87%) Tesseract
6 2 (0.87%) Minerva
6 2 (0.87%) 3000 Xtra
6 2 (0.87%) SunGard Stream Clearvision
7 1 (0.44%) Temenos T24
7 1 (0.44%) Eagle PACE
7 1 (0.44%) LongView
7 1 (0.44%) FLEXCUBE
7 1 (0.44%) Khalix
7 1 (0.44%) SimCorp Dimension
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.44%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 30 (13.10%) Firewall
2 26 (11.35%) Multicast
3 14 (6.11%) VPN
4 13 (5.68%) TCP/IP
5 7 (3.06%) HTTP
6 5 (2.18%) FTP
6 5 (2.18%) LAN
6 5 (2.18%) PSTN
6 5 (2.18%) SSL
6 5 (2.18%) 3G
6 5 (2.18%) IP Telephony
7 4 (1.75%) WAN
8 3 (1.31%) DHCP
8 3 (1.31%) DNS
8 3 (1.31%) Internet
8 3 (1.31%) Cisco Nexus
9 2 (0.87%) NAS
9 2 (0.87%) SSH
10 1 (0.44%) Network Security
10 1 (0.44%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (8.73%) SQL Server
2 7 (3.06%) Relational Database
3 4 (1.75%) NoSQL
4 2 (0.87%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (0.87%) Oracle Database
4 2 (0.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (0.87%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (0.87%) KDB
4 2 (0.87%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (0.87%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (0.44%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.44%) SQL Server 7
5 1 (0.44%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (0.44%) Text Mining
5 1 (0.44%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.44%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (0.44%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.44%) MS Access
5 1 (0.44%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.44%) DTS
Development Applications
1 7 (3.06%) JUnit
2 4 (1.75%) Eclipse
3 2 (0.87%) IntelliJ
3 2 (0.87%) JIRA
3 2 (0.87%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 103 (44.98%) Finance
2 76 (33.19%) Banking
3 56 (24.45%) Front Office
4 38 (16.59%) Investment Banking
5 25 (10.92%) Financial Institution
6 10 (4.37%) Back Office
7 8 (3.49%) Legal
8 5 (2.18%) Telecoms
9 4 (1.75%) Private Banking
9 4 (1.75%) French Language
10 2 (0.87%) German Language
10 2 (0.87%) International Banking
10 2 (0.87%) Law
11 1 (0.44%) Publishing
11 1 (0.44%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.44%) Corporate Banking
11 1 (0.44%) Retail
Job Titles
1 56 (24.45%) Analyst
2 37 (16.16%) Applications Support
3 32 (13.97%) Developer
4 22 (9.61%) Desktop Support
4 22 (9.61%) Support Engineer
4 22 (9.61%) Support Analyst
4 22 (9.61%) Linux Support
5 20 (8.73%) Business Analyst
6 18 (7.86%) Java Developer
7 12 (5.24%) Consultant
8 11 (4.80%) Desktop Engineer
9 9 (3.93%) Applications Support Analyst
9 9 (3.93%) Project Manager
9 9 (3.93%) 2nd Line Support
10 8 (3.49%) Data Analyst
11 7 (3.06%) Administrator
11 7 (3.06%) Front Office Developer
11 7 (3.06%) Market Data Engineer
12 6 (2.62%) Service Desk Engineer
12 6 (2.62%) Market Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (18.34%) Rendezvous
2 11 (4.80%) XML
3 9 (3.93%) .NET
3 9 (3.93%) XMPP
4 8 (3.49%) XSLT
4 8 (3.49%) Hibernate
4 8 (3.49%) Spring
5 6 (2.62%) JNI
5 6 (2.62%) Spring Integration
5 6 (2.62%) JMS
5 6 (2.62%) Java SE
5 6 (2.62%) Java EE
5 6 (2.62%) Murex Flex
6 2 (0.87%) WCF
6 2 (0.87%) WPF
6 2 (0.87%) Murex MxML
6 2 (0.87%) Web Services
6 2 (0.87%) WinForms
7 1 (0.44%) REST
7 1 (0.44%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 55 (24.02%) Fixed Income
2 44 (19.21%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 39 (17.03%) Blackberry
4 22 (9.61%) Hedge funds
5 20 (8.73%) Equities
6 18 (7.86%) Analytical Skills
7 11 (4.80%) Reference Data
7 11 (4.80%) Derivative
8 6 (2.62%) Equity Derivative
9 5 (2.18%) Computer Science
9 5 (2.18%) Market Risk
10 4 (1.75%) Mathematics
10 4 (1.75%) Credit Risk
10 4 (1.75%) Mobile App
10 4 (1.75%) Client/Server
11 3 (1.31%) Thin Client
11 3 (1.31%) iPad
11 3 (1.31%) SWIFT
11 3 (1.31%) Fat Client
11 3 (1.31%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 104 (45.41%) Windows
2 61 (26.64%) Linux
3 59 (25.76%) UNIX
4 44 (19.21%) Windows 7
5 28 (12.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (3.06%) Windows XP
6 7 (3.06%) Mac OS X
7 4 (1.75%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (1.31%) Apple iOS
9 2 (0.87%) Solaris
10 1 (0.44%) AIX
10 1 (0.44%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.44%) Windows Vista
10 1 (0.44%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.44%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.44%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (20.52%) Electronic Trading
2 35 (15.28%) Project Management
3 33 (14.41%) Low Latency
4 29 (12.66%) Change Management
5 24 (10.48%) Capacity Management
6 20 (8.73%) ITIL
7 14 (6.11%) Multithreading
8 13 (5.68%) Migration
9 12 (5.24%) Incident Management
10 11 (4.80%) Data Management
11 10 (4.37%) CRM
12 9 (3.93%) Service Delivery
13 8 (3.49%) Agile Software Development
13 8 (3.49%) Integration Testing
14 7 (3.06%) User Acceptance Testing
14 7 (3.06%) Investment Management
14 7 (3.06%) Data Analysis
14 7 (3.06%) Problem Management
14 7 (3.06%) Risk Management
14 7 (3.06%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 59 (25.76%) SQL
2 34 (14.85%) Java
3 33 (14.41%) Perl
4 29 (12.66%) Python
5 14 (6.11%) C#
6 10 (4.37%) C++
7 6 (2.62%) PowerShell
8 5 (2.18%) Shell Script
9 4 (1.75%) PL/SQL
10 3 (1.31%) T-SQL
10 3 (1.31%) VBA
10 3 (1.31%) Korn
11 2 (0.87%) C++/CLI
11 2 (0.87%) VC++
12 1 (0.44%) SPARQL
12 1 (0.44%) C-shell
12 1 (0.44%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 8 (3.49%) Degree
2 7 (3.06%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (2.62%) MCP
4 3 (1.31%) MCSA
4 3 (1.31%) ACCA
4 3 (1.31%) CIMA
4 3 (1.31%) MOS
5 2 (0.87%) MCDST
5 2 (0.87%) MCITP
5 2 (0.87%) ISTQB
5 2 (0.87%) ISEB
5 2 (0.87%) MCSE
6 1 (0.44%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.93%) SLA
2 1 (0.44%) QA
2 1 (0.44%) EMIR
System Software
1 29 (12.66%) Active Directory
2 9 (3.93%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (3.93%) XenApp
3 4 (1.75%) Terminal Server
4 1 (0.44%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (0.44%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.44%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 10 (4.37%) SCCM
2 5 (2.18%) DameWare
3 2 (0.87%) BMC Marimba
4 1 (0.44%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 130 (56.77%) Bloomberg
2 43 (18.78%) TIBCO
3 36 (15.72%) MarketAxess
4 34 (14.85%) Oracle
5 32 (13.97%) Microsoft
6 31 (13.54%) Citrix
7 30 (13.10%) Red Hat
8 24 (10.48%) eSpeed
9 21 (9.17%) Fidessa
10 16 (6.99%) Cisco
11 12 (5.24%) Lotus
11 12 (5.24%) VMware
12 11 (4.80%) Sybase
13 8 (3.49%) Murex
13 8 (3.49%) Remedy
13 8 (3.49%) ION Trading
13 8 (3.49%) F5
14 7 (3.06%) Speakerbus
14 7 (3.06%) Apple
14 7 (3.06%) Adobe
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