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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Reuters
Rank 456 392 401
Rank change year-on-year
-64 +9
Contract jobs citing Reuters 107 148 112
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.23% 0.33% 0.28%
As % of the Vendors category 0.50% 0.73% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 92 82
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£413 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £176 £241
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £525 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £130 £575
% change year-on-year
+140.38% -77.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 2
Average hourly rate - £18.70 £25.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -26.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £10.00 -
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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
21232 20301 19024
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 45.98% 45.61% 46.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 12696 11634 10217
Average daily rate £400 £390 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
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 £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 938 931 1232
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.32 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.03% -13.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.38 £10.79 £10.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.40 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+5.45% -13.15%

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 January 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 23 January 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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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 -41 98 £425 -5.55% 20
South East -21 3 £450 -
East of England - - - -
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Reuters
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 January 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.

1 145 (69.05%) Bloomberg
2 118 (56.19%) Windows
3 92 (43.81%) Finance
4 82 (39.05%) Windows 7
5 69 (32.86%) Banking
6 57 (27.14%) MS Office
7 49 (23.33%) SQL
7 49 (23.33%) Microsoft
8 47 (22.38%) Citrix
9 46 (21.90%) Blackberry
10 44 (20.95%) UNIX
11 42 (20.00%) Linux
12 39 (18.57%) Active Directory
13 35 (16.67%) Cisco
14 33 (15.71%) Front Office
14 33 (15.71%) FIX Protocol
15 31 (14.76%) MS Excel
16 29 (13.81%) Perl
17 27 (12.86%) Investment Banking
17 27 (12.86%) Eikon
18 25 (11.90%) Windows XP
18 25 (11.90%) Firewall
19 24 (11.43%) Oracle
20 23 (10.95%) ITIL
20 23 (10.95%) Microsoft Certification
20 23 (10.95%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
20 23 (10.95%) Fixed Income
20 23 (10.95%) Electronic Trading
21 22 (10.48%) SQL Server
22 20 (9.52%) Java

Reuters
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 17 (8.10%) Lync
2 15 (7.14%) SharePoint
3 13 (6.19%) MS Exchange
4 12 (5.71%) IBM Notes
4 12 (5.71%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 7 (3.33%) WebSphere
5 7 (3.33%) WebLogic
6 6 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2010
7 5 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2007
8 3 (1.43%) WorkSite
9 1 (0.48%) Oracle Coherence
9 1 (0.48%) IIS
Applications
1 57 (27.14%) MS Office
2 31 (14.76%) MS Excel
3 3 (1.43%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.48%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 27 (12.86%) Eikon
2 16 (7.62%) RMDS
3 8 (3.81%) Murex MxG2000
4 4 (1.90%) Markit EDM
5 3 (1.43%) ION MarketView
5 3 (1.43%) 3000 Xtra
5 3 (1.43%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.48%) Adaptiv
6 1 (0.48%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.48%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (11.90%) Firewall
2 17 (8.10%) DNS
3 16 (7.62%) TCP/IP
3 16 (7.62%) DHCP
4 13 (6.19%) Multicast
4 13 (6.19%) FTP
5 12 (5.71%) Internet
6 10 (4.76%) Wireless
7 8 (3.81%) Wireshark
8 7 (3.33%) LAN
9 6 (2.86%) WAN
9 6 (2.86%) VPN
10 5 (2.38%) SAN
11 4 (1.90%) Cisco IPT
11 4 (1.90%) NAS
12 3 (1.43%) Cisco IOS
12 3 (1.43%) VoIP
12 3 (1.43%) LDAP
13 2 (0.95%) IP Telephony
13 2 (0.95%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (10.48%) SQL Server
2 12 (5.71%) Relational Database
3 9 (4.29%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (1.43%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (0.95%) MS Access
5 2 (0.95%) RDBMS
5 2 (0.95%) KDB
5 2 (0.95%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.48%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (1.90%) Visual Studio
2 3 (1.43%) Ant
2 3 (1.43%) Maven
3 2 (0.95%) AdminStudio
3 2 (0.95%) JIRA
4 1 (0.48%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.48%) Hudson
4 1 (0.48%) MSI
4 1 (0.48%) IntelliJ
4 1 (0.48%) Eclipse
4 1 (0.48%) Subversion
4 1 (0.48%) CruiseControl
General
1 92 (43.81%) Finance
2 69 (32.86%) Banking
3 33 (15.71%) Front Office
4 27 (12.86%) Investment Banking
5 13 (6.19%) Back Office
6 10 (4.76%) Financial Institution
6 10 (4.76%) Legal
7 5 (2.38%) Retail
8 3 (1.43%) Retail Banking
9 2 (0.95%) Law
10 1 (0.48%) Private Banking
10 1 (0.48%) Marketing
10 1 (0.48%) French Language
10 1 (0.48%) Advertising
10 1 (0.48%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 52 (24.76%) Analyst
2 31 (14.76%) Support Analyst
3 30 (14.29%) Support Engineer
4 26 (12.38%) Desktop Support
5 21 (10.00%) Desktop Engineer
6 19 (9.05%) Applications Support
7 17 (8.10%) Market Data Engineer
8 16 (7.62%) Developer
9 15 (7.14%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 12 (5.71%) Help Desk Analyst
10 12 (5.71%) 1st Line Support
10 12 (5.71%) Help Desk Support
10 12 (5.71%) Java Developer
10 12 (5.71%) Consultant
11 10 (4.76%) Help Desk Support Analyst
12 9 (4.29%) Business Analyst
13 8 (3.81%) Linux Engineer
13 8 (3.81%) 1st Line Support Analyst
13 8 (3.81%) Messaging Engineer
14 7 (3.33%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (15.71%) FIX Protocol
2 15 (7.14%) XMPP
3 12 (5.71%) Rendezvous
4 11 (5.24%) Hibernate
4 11 (5.24%) Spring
5 8 (3.81%) JMS
5 8 (3.81%) XML
5 8 (3.81%) Spring Integration
5 8 (3.81%) Murex Flex
6 7 (3.33%) Java SE
6 7 (3.33%) Java EE
6 7 (3.33%) XSLT
6 7 (3.33%) JNI
7 5 (2.38%) .NET
8 3 (1.43%) Web Services
8 3 (1.43%) WinForms
9 2 (0.95%) J2EE
9 2 (0.95%) JSON
9 2 (0.95%) Application Packaging
9 2 (0.95%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 46 (21.90%) Blackberry
2 23 (10.95%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 23 (10.95%) Fixed Income
3 19 (9.05%) Fat Client
3 19 (9.05%) Thin Client
4 14 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
5 12 (5.71%) iPad
6 10 (4.76%) Smartcard
6 10 (4.76%) Smartphone
7 9 (4.29%) iPhone
7 9 (4.29%) Equities
8 8 (3.81%) Hedge funds
9 7 (3.33%) Mobile App
10 6 (2.86%) Derivative
10 6 (2.86%) Reference Data
11 5 (2.38%) Mathematics
12 4 (1.90%) Management Information System
12 4 (1.90%) Client/Server
12 4 (1.90%) Market Risk
13 3 (1.43%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 118 (56.19%) Windows
2 82 (39.05%) Windows 7
3 44 (20.95%) UNIX
4 42 (20.00%) Linux
5 25 (11.90%) Windows XP
6 20 (9.52%) Windows Server 2008
7 13 (6.19%) Windows 8
7 13 (6.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 11 (5.24%) Windows Server 2003
9 10 (4.76%) Windows Vista
10 7 (3.33%) Windows Server 2012
10 7 (3.33%) Solaris
11 6 (2.86%) Apple iOS
12 5 (2.38%) Mac OS X
13 3 (1.43%) SUSE
14 2 (0.95%) Windows Phone
15 1 (0.48%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (10.95%) ITIL
1 23 (10.95%) Electronic Trading
2 13 (6.19%) Low Latency
2 13 (6.19%) Migration
2 13 (6.19%) Risk Management
3 11 (5.24%) Change Management
4 9 (4.29%) Investment Management
4 9 (4.29%) Capacity Management
4 9 (4.29%) Project Management
4 9 (4.29%) CRM
4 9 (4.29%) Business Analysis
5 8 (3.81%) Asset Management
5 8 (3.81%) Workflow
5 8 (3.81%) Service Delivery
6 7 (3.33%) PRINCE2
6 7 (3.33%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (2.86%) Disaster Recovery
8 5 (2.38%) Incident Management
8 5 (2.38%) Problem Management
9 4 (1.90%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 49 (23.33%) SQL
2 29 (13.81%) Perl
3 20 (9.52%) Java
4 17 (8.10%) Python
5 16 (7.62%) PowerShell
6 15 (7.14%) C#
7 13 (6.19%) C++
8 12 (5.71%) Shell Script
9 7 (3.33%) VBScript
9 7 (3.33%) VBA
10 3 (1.43%) Bash Shell
10 3 (1.43%) Korn
11 2 (0.95%) T-SQL
11 2 (0.95%) Scala
11 2 (0.95%) Groovy
12 1 (0.48%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 23 (10.95%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (5.24%) MCSE
2 11 (5.24%) MCP
3 10 (4.76%) A+ Certification
3 10 (4.76%) MCDST
3 10 (4.76%) MCITP
4 8 (3.81%) MCSA
5 5 (2.38%) Degree
5 5 (2.38%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (2.38%) CCNP
6 4 (1.90%) ISEB
6 4 (1.90%) ISTQB
7 3 (1.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (0.95%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.48%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.38%) SLA
2 2 (0.95%) QA
3 1 (0.48%) Solvency II
System Software
1 39 (18.57%) Active Directory
2 16 (7.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (4.76%) XenApp
4 9 (4.29%) Hyper-V
5 8 (3.81%) VMware Workstation
6 5 (2.38%) XenDesktop
6 5 (2.38%) Xen
7 4 (1.90%) MetaFrame
7 4 (1.90%) Terminal Services
7 4 (1.90%) VMware Server
7 4 (1.90%) vSphere
8 3 (1.43%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.48%) NFS
9 1 (0.48%) Samba
Systems Management
1 17 (8.10%) SCCM
2 5 (2.38%) SCVMM
3 4 (1.90%) NetBackup
3 4 (1.90%) WSUS
4 2 (0.95%) SCOM
4 2 (0.95%) ITRS Geneos
5 1 (0.48%) Red Hat Spacewalk
Vendors
1 145 (69.05%) Bloomberg
2 49 (23.33%) Microsoft
3 47 (22.38%) Citrix
4 35 (16.67%) Cisco
5 24 (11.43%) Oracle
6 19 (9.05%) Fidessa
6 19 (9.05%) VMware
7 18 (8.57%) CQG
8 15 (7.14%) Red Hat
8 15 (7.14%) TIBCO
9 14 (6.67%) Sybase
10 12 (5.71%) Lotus
10 12 (5.71%) MarketAxess
11 11 (5.24%) HP
12 10 (4.76%) Murex
12 10 (4.76%) Apple
13 9 (4.29%) eSpeed
14 8 (3.81%) ION Trading
14 8 (3.81%) Adobe
15 7 (3.33%) FactSet
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