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 30 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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Reuters
Rank 464 363 422
Rank change year-on-year
-101 +59
Contract jobs citing Reuters 110 187 138
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.22% 0.40% 0.26%
As % of the Vendors category 0.49% 0.86% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 127 82
Average daily rate
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£400 £450 £510
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% -11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £180 £176
10% offered a daily rate of more than £598 £625 £649
UK excluding London average daily rate £270 £180 £325
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -44.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 3
Average hourly rate £19.00 £15.75 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.63% +5.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.00 - -
Vendors Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
22458 21809 24499
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 45.50% 46.81% 46.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 12735 12183 12822
Average daily rate £388 £389 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.38% +3.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £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 1003 1112 1288
Average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.35 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £41.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.56
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -2.87%
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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 30 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 30 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 -47 109 £400 -11.11% 25
North West - - - -
South East - - - -
East of England - - - -
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Reuters
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 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.

1 159 (66.53%) Bloomberg
2 115 (48.12%) Windows
2 115 (48.12%) Finance
3 98 (41.00%) Banking
4 67 (28.03%) Linux
5 64 (26.78%) UNIX
6 53 (22.18%) Front Office
7 52 (21.76%) SQL
8 50 (20.92%) Blackberry
9 48 (20.08%) Fixed Income
9 48 (20.08%) Investment Banking
10 46 (19.25%) MS Office
11 44 (18.41%) Citrix
12 43 (17.99%) Windows 7
13 40 (16.74%) Electronic Trading
14 39 (16.32%) Active Directory
14 39 (16.32%) TIBCO
15 38 (15.90%) Rendezvous
15 38 (15.90%) RMDS
16 36 (15.06%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 35 (14.64%) Microsoft
18 34 (14.23%) Firewall
18 34 (14.23%) Oracle
19 32 (13.39%) Financial Institution
19 32 (13.39%) Project Management
20 31 (12.97%) Fidessa
20 31 (12.97%) Java
20 31 (12.97%) MarketAxess
21 30 (12.55%) Low Latency
21 30 (12.55%) MS Excel

Reuters
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 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 16 (6.69%) IBM Notes
2 12 (5.02%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 12 (5.02%) MS Exchange
3 8 (3.35%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (1.67%) SharePoint
5 2 (0.84%) Confluence
5 2 (0.84%) Oracle Coherence
6 1 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (0.42%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.42%) WebLogic
Applications
1 46 (19.25%) MS Office
2 30 (12.55%) MS Excel
3 8 (3.35%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (1.67%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (1.26%) MS Project
6 1 (0.42%) Adobe Captivate
6 1 (0.42%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 38 (15.90%) RMDS
2 12 (5.02%) Eikon
3 8 (3.35%) Markit EDM
4 6 (2.51%) LatentZero
4 6 (2.51%) ION MarketView
5 5 (2.09%) Oracle iProcurement
6 3 (1.26%) Kondor+
6 3 (1.26%) Sentinel
7 2 (0.84%) Khalix
7 2 (0.84%) Tesseract
7 2 (0.84%) Minerva
7 2 (0.84%) 3000 Xtra
7 2 (0.84%) SunGard Stream Clearvision
8 1 (0.42%) SimCorp Dimension
8 1 (0.42%) Eagle PACE
8 1 (0.42%) Temenos T24
8 1 (0.42%) Murex MxG2000
8 1 (0.42%) LongView
8 1 (0.42%) FLEXCUBE
Communications & Networking
1 34 (14.23%) Firewall
2 22 (9.21%) Multicast
3 19 (7.95%) VPN
4 15 (6.28%) TCP/IP
5 8 (3.35%) DNS
5 8 (3.35%) DHCP
5 8 (3.35%) FTP
6 7 (2.93%) HTTP
6 7 (2.93%) WAN
6 7 (2.93%) LAN
7 6 (2.51%) Internet
8 5 (2.09%) PSTN
8 5 (2.09%) 3G
8 5 (2.09%) SSL
9 4 (1.67%) IP Telephony
9 4 (1.67%) Wireless
10 3 (1.26%) Cisco Nexus
10 3 (1.26%) Broadband
11 2 (0.84%) SMS
11 2 (0.84%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (7.95%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.67%) Relational Database
3 3 (1.26%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (1.26%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (0.84%) Oracle Database 10g
4 2 (0.84%) NoSQL
4 2 (0.84%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (0.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (0.84%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.42%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.42%) Spotfire
5 1 (0.42%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (0.42%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.42%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.42%) MS Access
5 1 (0.42%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.42%) DTS
5 1 (0.42%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.42%) SQL Server 7
5 1 (0.42%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 7 (2.93%) Eclipse
1 7 (2.93%) JUnit
2 2 (0.84%) IntelliJ
2 2 (0.84%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 2 (0.84%) JIRA
3 1 (0.42%) MSI
General
1 115 (48.12%) Finance
2 98 (41.00%) Banking
3 53 (22.18%) Front Office
4 48 (20.08%) Investment Banking
5 32 (13.39%) Financial Institution
6 10 (4.18%) Back Office
7 6 (2.51%) Legal
8 5 (2.09%) Telecoms
9 3 (1.26%) Private Banking
9 3 (1.26%) French Language
9 3 (1.26%) German Language
10 2 (0.84%) International Banking
11 1 (0.42%) Corporate Banking
11 1 (0.42%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.42%) Retail
Job Titles
1 71 (29.71%) Analyst
2 35 (14.64%) Applications Support
3 34 (14.23%) Support Analyst
4 33 (13.81%) Developer
5 24 (10.04%) Support Engineer
5 24 (10.04%) Desktop Support
6 19 (7.95%) Data Analyst
7 18 (7.53%) Linux Support
8 17 (7.11%) Business Analyst
9 16 (6.69%) Market Data Analyst
9 16 (6.69%) Market Analyst
10 13 (5.44%) Java Developer
11 12 (5.02%) Desktop Engineer
11 12 (5.02%) Market Data Support Analyst
12 10 (4.18%) Market Data Engineer
12 10 (4.18%) 1st Line Support Analyst
12 10 (4.18%) 1st Line Support
13 9 (3.77%) Applications Support Analyst
14 8 (3.35%) Help Desk Support
14 8 (3.35%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (15.90%) Rendezvous
2 10 (4.18%) XML
3 8 (3.35%) .NET
4 6 (2.51%) XSLT
5 5 (2.09%) Murex MxML
6 4 (1.67%) WinForms
7 3 (1.26%) REST
7 3 (1.26%) Hibernate
7 3 (1.26%) Spring
8 2 (0.84%) MAPI
8 2 (0.84%) WSDL
8 2 (0.84%) Web Services
8 2 (0.84%) WCF
8 2 (0.84%) WPF
8 2 (0.84%) JSON
9 1 (0.42%) Spring Integration
9 1 (0.42%) Java SE
9 1 (0.42%) Java EE
9 1 (0.42%) Murex Flex
9 1 (0.42%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 50 (20.92%) Blackberry
2 48 (20.08%) Fixed Income
3 36 (15.06%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 26 (10.88%) Hedge funds
5 21 (8.79%) Equities
6 14 (5.86%) Derivative
7 10 (4.18%) Reference Data
8 7 (2.93%) Equity Derivative
9 5 (2.09%) Market Risk
9 5 (2.09%) Computer Science
10 4 (1.67%) Thin Client
10 4 (1.67%) Smartcard
10 4 (1.67%) Client/Server
10 4 (1.67%) Fat Client
10 4 (1.67%) Credit Risk
10 4 (1.67%) Smartphone
11 3 (1.26%) Video Conferencing
12 2 (0.84%) Credit Derivative
12 2 (0.84%) Grid Computing
12 2 (0.84%) CLARiiON
Operating Systems
1 115 (48.12%) Windows
2 67 (28.03%) Linux
3 64 (26.78%) UNIX
4 43 (17.99%) Windows 7
5 28 (11.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 14 (5.86%) Windows XP
7 6 (2.51%) Mac OS X
7 6 (2.51%) Solaris
8 4 (1.67%) Windows Vista
9 3 (1.26%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.42%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.42%) AIX
10 1 (0.42%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.42%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (16.74%) Electronic Trading
2 32 (13.39%) Project Management
3 30 (12.55%) Low Latency
4 25 (10.46%) Change Management
5 20 (8.37%) Capacity Management
6 17 (7.11%) ITIL
7 14 (5.86%) Data Management
7 14 (5.86%) Multithreading
8 13 (5.44%) Migration
9 12 (5.02%) Asset Management
10 11 (4.60%) Incident Management
11 10 (4.18%) Service Delivery
12 8 (3.35%) Agile Software Development
12 8 (3.35%) Data Analysis
12 8 (3.35%) User Acceptance Testing
12 8 (3.35%) Integration Testing
13 6 (2.51%) Regression Testing
13 6 (2.51%) Investment Management
14 5 (2.09%) CRM
14 5 (2.09%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 52 (21.76%) SQL
2 31 (12.97%) Java
3 29 (12.13%) Perl
4 23 (9.62%) Python
5 12 (5.02%) C#
6 7 (2.93%) PowerShell
6 7 (2.93%) C++
6 7 (2.93%) PL/SQL
7 6 (2.51%) Shell Script
8 5 (2.09%) VBScript
9 4 (1.67%) VB
9 4 (1.67%) VBA
9 4 (1.67%) T-SQL
9 4 (1.67%) C-shell
9 4 (1.67%) Bash Shell
10 2 (0.84%) VC++
10 2 (0.84%) C++/CLI
11 1 (0.42%) Korn
11 1 (0.42%) SPARQL
11 1 (0.42%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 15 (6.28%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (5.02%) MCP
3 11 (4.60%) Degree
4 7 (2.93%) MCITP
5 6 (2.51%) MCDST
6 5 (2.09%) MCSE
7 4 (1.67%) A+ Certification
8 3 (1.26%) MCSA
8 3 (1.26%) ACCA
8 3 (1.26%) CIMA
8 3 (1.26%) MOS
9 1 (0.42%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.42%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.77%) SLA
2 1 (0.42%) EMIR
System Software
1 39 (16.32%) Active Directory
2 17 (7.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (3.35%) XenApp
4 4 (1.67%) Terminal Server
5 1 (0.42%) vSphere
5 1 (0.42%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (0.42%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.42%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 13 (5.44%) SCCM
2 5 (2.09%) DameWare
3 3 (1.26%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (0.84%) BMC Marimba
5 1 (0.42%) ITRS Geneos
5 1 (0.42%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 159 (66.53%) Bloomberg
2 44 (18.41%) Citrix
3 39 (16.32%) TIBCO
4 35 (14.64%) Microsoft
5 34 (14.23%) Oracle
6 31 (12.97%) Fidessa
6 31 (12.97%) MarketAxess
7 29 (12.13%) Red Hat
8 23 (9.62%) VMware
9 20 (8.37%) eSpeed
10 16 (6.69%) Lotus
11 13 (5.44%) CQG
12 8 (3.35%) ION Trading
12 8 (3.35%) Remedy
12 8 (3.35%) Sybase
12 8 (3.35%) F5
12 8 (3.35%) Speakerbus
13 7 (2.93%) Sophos
13 7 (2.93%) Cisco
13 7 (2.93%) Apple
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