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 23 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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Reuters
Rank 466 367 413
Rank change year-on-year
-99 +46
Contract jobs citing Reuters 104 191 143
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.21% 0.41% 0.27%
As % of the Vendors category 0.47% 0.88% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 131 93
Average daily rate
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£400 £450 £495
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% -9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £191 £178
10% offered a daily rate of more than £599 £625 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £270 £165 £333
% change year-on-year
+63.63% -50.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 4
Average hourly rate £19.00 £28.75 £16.43
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.91% +74.97%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.00 - £31.50
Vendors Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
22056 21768 24565
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 45.39% 46.84% 46.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 12530 12144 12884
Average daily rate £388 £388 £376
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.19%
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 1119 1283
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 £11.00 £11.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £41.00 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-10.25% +2.63%
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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 23 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 23 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 -65 103 £400 -11.11% 33
North West - - - -
East of England - - - -
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Reuters
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 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.

1 163 (67.36%) Bloomberg
2 120 (49.59%) Windows
3 115 (47.52%) Finance
4 96 (39.67%) Banking
5 71 (29.34%) Linux
6 70 (28.93%) UNIX
7 54 (22.31%) Front Office
8 51 (21.07%) SQL
9 49 (20.25%) Blackberry
10 47 (19.42%) Fixed Income
11 46 (19.01%) MS Office
11 46 (19.01%) Windows 7
12 45 (18.60%) Investment Banking
13 44 (18.18%) Citrix
14 42 (17.36%) TIBCO
15 41 (16.94%) Rendezvous
16 39 (16.12%) RMDS
17 38 (15.70%) Electronic Trading
18 36 (14.88%) Active Directory
19 35 (14.46%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
19 35 (14.46%) Microsoft
20 34 (14.05%) Project Management
21 33 (13.64%) Firewall
21 33 (13.64%) Fidessa
22 32 (13.22%) Oracle
23 31 (12.81%) Financial Institution
24 30 (12.40%) Java
24 30 (12.40%) Low Latency
25 29 (11.98%) MarketAxess
25 29 (11.98%) Perl

Reuters
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 23 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 (6.61%) IBM Notes
2 11 (4.55%) MS Exchange
2 11 (4.55%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 7 (2.89%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (1.65%) SharePoint
5 2 (0.83%) Confluence
6 1 (0.41%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (0.41%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.41%) Oracle Coherence
6 1 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 46 (19.01%) MS Office
2 29 (11.98%) MS Excel
3 10 (4.13%) MS PowerPoint
4 7 (2.89%) MS Project
5 4 (1.65%) Spreadsheet
5 4 (1.65%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.41%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 39 (16.12%) RMDS
2 13 (5.37%) Eikon
3 9 (3.72%) Markit EDM
4 6 (2.48%) ION MarketView
4 6 (2.48%) LatentZero
5 5 (2.07%) Oracle iProcurement
6 3 (1.24%) Kondor+
6 3 (1.24%) Sentinel
7 2 (0.83%) Khalix
7 2 (0.83%) Tesseract
7 2 (0.83%) Minerva
7 2 (0.83%) 3000 Xtra
7 2 (0.83%) SunGard Stream Clearvision
8 1 (0.41%) Temenos T24
8 1 (0.41%) Eagle PACE
8 1 (0.41%) Murex MxG2000
8 1 (0.41%) LongView
8 1 (0.41%) SimCorp Dimension
8 1 (0.41%) FLEXCUBE
Communications & Networking
1 33 (13.64%) Firewall
2 25 (10.33%) Multicast
3 20 (8.26%) TCP/IP
4 18 (7.44%) VPN
5 11 (4.55%) LAN
5 11 (4.55%) WAN
6 8 (3.31%) FTP
7 7 (2.89%) HTTP
7 7 (2.89%) DHCP
7 7 (2.89%) DNS
8 6 (2.48%) Internet
9 5 (2.07%) 3G
9 5 (2.07%) SSL
9 5 (2.07%) PSTN
10 4 (1.65%) Wireless
10 4 (1.65%) IP Telephony
11 3 (1.24%) Broadband
11 3 (1.24%) Cisco Nexus
12 2 (0.83%) Network Security
12 2 (0.83%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (8.26%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.65%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (1.24%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (1.24%) Relational Database
4 2 (0.83%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (0.83%) Oracle Database
4 2 (0.83%) NoSQL
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
Development Applications
1 7 (2.89%) JUnit
2 6 (2.48%) Eclipse
3 2 (0.83%) JIRA
3 2 (0.83%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (0.41%) IntelliJ
4 1 (0.41%) MSI
General
1 115 (47.52%) Finance
2 96 (39.67%) Banking
3 54 (22.31%) Front Office
4 45 (18.60%) Investment Banking
5 31 (12.81%) Financial Institution
6 10 (4.13%) 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 (29.75%) Analyst
2 36 (14.88%) Support Analyst
3 34 (14.05%) Applications Support
4 32 (13.22%) Developer
5 28 (11.57%) Support Engineer
6 23 (9.50%) Desktop Support
7 20 (8.26%) Data Analyst
8 17 (7.02%) Business Analyst
8 17 (7.02%) Linux Support
8 17 (7.02%) Market Data Analyst
8 17 (7.02%) Market Analyst
9 15 (6.20%) Market Data Engineer
10 13 (5.37%) Market Data Support Analyst
11 12 (4.96%) Java Developer
11 12 (4.96%) Desktop Engineer
12 10 (4.13%) 1st Line Support
12 10 (4.13%) 1st Line Support Analyst
13 9 (3.72%) Consultant
13 9 (3.72%) Applications Support Analyst
14 8 (3.31%) Help Desk Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (16.94%) Rendezvous
2 9 (3.72%) XML
3 7 (2.89%) .NET
4 6 (2.48%) XSLT
5 5 (2.07%) Murex MxML
6 4 (1.65%) WinForms
7 3 (1.24%) WSDL
7 3 (1.24%) Web Services
7 3 (1.24%) REST
8 2 (0.83%) WCF
8 2 (0.83%) WPF
8 2 (0.83%) MAPI
8 2 (0.83%) Spring
8 2 (0.83%) Middleware
8 2 (0.83%) Hibernate
8 2 (0.83%) JSON
9 1 (0.41%) Murex Flex
9 1 (0.41%) JNI
9 1 (0.41%) Java SE
9 1 (0.41%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 49 (20.25%) Blackberry
2 47 (19.42%) Fixed Income
3 35 (14.46%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 27 (11.16%) Hedge funds
5 21 (8.68%) Equities
6 13 (5.37%) Derivative
7 9 (3.72%) Reference Data
8 7 (2.89%) Equity Derivative
9 5 (2.07%) Computer Science
10 4 (1.65%) Thin Client
10 4 (1.65%) Smartcard
10 4 (1.65%) Client/Server
10 4 (1.65%) Smartphone
10 4 (1.65%) Market Risk
10 4 (1.65%) Fat Client
11 3 (1.24%) Video Conferencing
11 3 (1.24%) Credit Risk
12 2 (0.83%) Data Integration
12 2 (0.83%) iPhone
12 2 (0.83%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 120 (49.59%) Windows
2 71 (29.34%) Linux
3 70 (28.93%) UNIX
4 46 (19.01%) Windows 7
5 27 (11.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 16 (6.61%) Windows XP
7 9 (3.72%) Solaris
8 5 (2.07%) Mac OS X
9 4 (1.65%) Windows Vista
9 4 (1.65%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.41%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.41%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.41%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.41%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (15.70%) Electronic Trading
2 34 (14.05%) Project Management
3 30 (12.40%) Low Latency
4 24 (9.92%) Change Management
5 19 (7.85%) Capacity Management
6 16 (6.61%) ITIL
7 14 (5.79%) Multithreading
8 13 (5.37%) Migration
8 13 (5.37%) Data Management
9 12 (4.96%) Asset Management
10 10 (4.13%) Incident Management
11 9 (3.72%) Service Delivery
12 8 (3.31%) Data Analysis
12 8 (3.31%) User Acceptance Testing
13 7 (2.89%) Integration Testing
13 7 (2.89%) Agile Software Development
14 6 (2.48%) Investment Management
15 5 (2.07%) Workflow
15 5 (2.07%) Regression Testing
15 5 (2.07%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 51 (21.07%) SQL
2 30 (12.40%) Java
3 29 (11.98%) Perl
4 22 (9.09%) Python
5 12 (4.96%) C#
6 8 (3.31%) C++
7 7 (2.89%) Shell Script
7 7 (2.89%) PL/SQL
8 6 (2.48%) PowerShell
9 5 (2.07%) T-SQL
9 5 (2.07%) VBScript
10 4 (1.65%) VB
10 4 (1.65%) VBA
10 4 (1.65%) C-shell
10 4 (1.65%) Bash Shell
11 2 (0.83%) C++/CLI
11 2 (0.83%) VC++
12 1 (0.41%) JavaScript
12 1 (0.41%) SPARQL
12 1 (0.41%) C
Qualifications
1 15 (6.20%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (4.96%) MCP
3 11 (4.55%) Degree
4 7 (2.89%) MCITP
5 6 (2.48%) MCDST
6 5 (2.07%) MCSE
7 4 (1.65%) A+ Certification
8 3 (1.24%) ACCA
8 3 (1.24%) CIMA
8 3 (1.24%) MOS
8 3 (1.24%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.31%) SLA
2 1 (0.41%) EMIR
System Software
1 36 (14.88%) Active Directory
2 17 (7.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (2.89%) XenApp
4 4 (1.65%) 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 (4.96%) SCCM
2 5 (2.07%) DameWare
3 3 (1.24%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (0.83%) BMC Marimba
5 1 (0.41%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.41%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 163 (67.36%) Bloomberg
2 44 (18.18%) Citrix
3 42 (17.36%) TIBCO
4 35 (14.46%) Microsoft
5 33 (13.64%) Fidessa
6 32 (13.22%) Oracle
7 29 (11.98%) MarketAxess
8 28 (11.57%) Red Hat
9 23 (9.50%) VMware
10 19 (7.85%) eSpeed
11 16 (6.61%) Lotus
12 13 (5.37%) CQG
13 8 (3.31%) ION Trading
13 8 (3.31%) Sybase
14 7 (2.89%) Cisco
14 7 (2.89%) Remedy
14 7 (2.89%) Speakerbus
14 7 (2.89%) F5
15 6 (2.48%) 29West
15 6 (2.48%) Altiris
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