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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Reuters
Rank 521 474 398
Rank change year-on-year
-47 -76
Contract jobs citing Reuters 67 109 174
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.12% 0.21% 0.36%
As % of the Vendors category 0.28% 0.47% 0.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 73 116
Average daily rate
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£450 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £177 £230 £174
10% offered a daily rate of more than £689 £625 £618
UK excluding London average daily rate £525 £375 £180
% change year-on-year
+40.00% +108.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Average hourly rate - £15.75 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -12.50%
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
23573 23274 22511
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 43.84% 45.49% 46.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 14262 13334 12783
Average daily rate £400 £388 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £220 £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 1009 1042 1040
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £18.50 £19.30
% change year-on-year
+1.35% -4.14%

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 2 September 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 2 September 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 -45 66 £450 +12.50% 20
South East - 1 - -
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Reuters
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 98 (68.53%) Bloomberg
2 81 (56.64%) Finance
3 73 (51.05%) Windows
4 49 (34.27%) Banking
5 41 (28.67%) Windows 7
6 36 (25.17%) MS Office
7 34 (23.78%) Project Management
8 30 (20.98%) Blackberry
9 29 (20.28%) MS Excel
9 29 (20.28%) Citrix
10 28 (19.58%) Linux
10 28 (19.58%) SQL
11 27 (18.88%) Investment Banking
12 25 (17.48%) Microsoft
13 24 (16.78%) Active Directory
13 24 (16.78%) Front Office
14 23 (16.08%) UNIX
15 20 (13.99%) TCP/IP
15 20 (13.99%) Investment Management
16 19 (13.29%) ITIL
16 19 (13.29%) Oracle
17 18 (12.59%) Service Management
17 18 (12.59%) VMware
17 18 (12.59%) Analytical Skills
18 16 (11.19%) iPad
18 16 (11.19%) FIX Protocol
19 14 (9.79%) VBA
19 14 (9.79%) HP
19 14 (9.79%) Electronic Trading
19 14 (9.79%) Windows Server 2008

Reuters
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 11 (7.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 7 (4.90%) MS Exchange
3 5 (3.50%) Lync
4 4 (2.80%) IBM Notes
5 3 (2.10%) Office Communications Server
6 2 (1.40%) Oracle Coherence
7 1 (0.70%) WorkSite
7 1 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 36 (25.17%) MS Office
2 29 (20.28%) MS Excel
3 4 (2.80%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (2.10%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (2.10%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.70%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.70%) Adobe Premiere
5 1 (0.70%) Adobe After Effects
5 1 (0.70%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 14 (9.79%) Eikon
2 12 (8.39%) RMDS
3 9 (6.29%) ION MarketView
4 5 (3.50%) Kondor+
5 4 (2.80%) Misys Midas
5 4 (2.80%) IntelliMatch
6 1 (0.70%) Summit
6 1 (0.70%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.70%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.70%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 20 (13.99%) TCP/IP
2 13 (9.09%) LAN
3 9 (6.29%) WAN
3 9 (6.29%) Firewall
3 9 (6.29%) Multicast
4 5 (3.50%) DNS
4 5 (3.50%) ISDN
5 4 (2.80%) SSL
5 4 (2.80%) Internet
5 4 (2.80%) Cisco IPT
5 4 (2.80%) PABX
6 3 (2.10%) Unified Communications
6 3 (2.10%) LDAP
7 2 (1.40%) HTTP
8 1 (0.70%) SNMP
8 1 (0.70%) VPN
8 1 (0.70%) MPLS
8 1 (0.70%) OSPF
8 1 (0.70%) BGP
8 1 (0.70%) MGCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.50%) Oracle Database
2 4 (2.80%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.80%) MS Access
2 4 (2.80%) QlikView
3 2 (1.40%) DTS
4 1 (0.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.70%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (0.70%) Oracle BI EE
4 1 (0.70%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.70%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.70%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (1.40%) JIRA
2 1 (0.70%) JUnit
2 1 (0.70%) Maven
General
1 81 (56.64%) Finance
2 49 (34.27%) Banking
3 27 (18.88%) Investment Banking
4 24 (16.78%) Front Office
5 7 (4.90%) Back Office
5 7 (4.90%) Financial Institution
6 5 (3.50%) Legal
7 4 (2.80%) Marketing
8 3 (2.10%) Publishing
9 2 (1.40%) Retail
10 1 (0.70%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.70%) Corporate Banking
10 1 (0.70%) International Banking
10 1 (0.70%) Private Banking
10 1 (0.70%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.70%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.70%) Law
Job Titles
1 47 (32.87%) Analyst
2 19 (13.29%) Support Analyst
3 16 (11.19%) Desktop Support
4 13 (9.09%) Business Analyst
5 12 (8.39%) Support Engineer
6 11 (7.69%) Project Manager
7 10 (6.99%) Programme Manager
7 10 (6.99%) Desktop Engineer
7 10 (6.99%) Market Data Engineer
8 9 (6.29%) Desktop Analyst
9 8 (5.59%) Help Desk Engineer
9 8 (5.59%) Data Analyst
9 8 (5.59%) Desktop Support Analyst
10 7 (4.90%) Developer
11 6 (4.20%) Senior Analyst
12 5 (3.50%) Technical Project Manager
12 5 (3.50%) Technical Manager
13 4 (2.80%) Desktop Support Engineer
13 4 (2.80%) Data Administrator
13 4 (2.80%) Market Data Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (11.19%) FIX Protocol
2 4 (2.80%) .NET
3 3 (2.10%) XML
4 2 (1.40%) Web Services
4 2 (1.40%) HTML
4 2 (1.40%) TIBCO EMS
4 2 (1.40%) WPF
5 1 (0.70%) Gherkin
5 1 (0.70%) WCF
5 1 (0.70%) J2SE
5 1 (0.70%) Rendezvous
5 1 (0.70%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 30 (20.98%) Blackberry
2 18 (12.59%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (11.19%) iPad
4 12 (8.39%) Fixed Income
5 11 (7.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 8 (5.59%) Reference Data
7 7 (4.90%) iPhone
7 7 (4.90%) Equities
8 6 (4.20%) PMI
8 6 (4.20%) Eurex
9 5 (3.50%) Derivative
10 4 (2.80%) iSeries
10 4 (2.80%) STB
11 3 (2.10%) Hedge funds
12 2 (1.40%) SWIFT
12 2 (1.40%) Mobile App
12 2 (1.40%) BYOD
12 2 (1.40%) Data Centre
12 2 (1.40%) Market Risk
12 2 (1.40%) Equity Derivative
Operating Systems
1 73 (51.05%) Windows
2 41 (28.67%) Windows 7
3 28 (19.58%) Linux
4 23 (16.08%) UNIX
5 14 (9.79%) Windows Server 2008
6 11 (7.69%) Windows 8
7 7 (4.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 7 (4.90%) Windows XP
8 5 (3.50%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (2.80%) Android
10 2 (1.40%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.70%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (23.78%) Project Management
2 20 (13.99%) Investment Management
3 19 (13.29%) ITIL
4 18 (12.59%) Service Management
5 14 (9.79%) Electronic Trading
6 13 (9.09%) Asset Management
7 12 (8.39%) Migration
8 11 (7.69%) Risk Management
9 9 (6.29%) Change Management
9 9 (6.29%) Capacity Management
9 9 (6.29%) Low Latency
10 8 (5.59%) PRINCE2
10 8 (5.59%) Problem Management
11 6 (4.20%) Capacity Planning
12 5 (3.50%) Network Management
12 5 (3.50%) Performance Monitoring
13 4 (2.80%) Continuous Improvement
13 4 (2.80%) Change Control
13 4 (2.80%) Analytics
13 4 (2.80%) E-Discovery
Programming Languages
1 28 (19.58%) SQL
2 14 (9.79%) VBA
3 11 (7.69%) Perl
4 10 (6.99%) Python
5 9 (6.29%) PowerShell
6 7 (4.90%) Java
7 6 (4.20%) C#
8 3 (2.10%) C++
8 3 (2.10%) Shell Script
9 2 (1.40%) JavaScript
9 2 (1.40%) Ruby
9 2 (1.40%) VB
10 1 (0.70%) Scala
10 1 (0.70%) Lingo
Qualifications
1 6 (4.20%) PMI Certification
2 5 (3.50%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (2.80%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (2.10%) Degree
4 3 (2.10%) MCSE
5 1 (0.70%) MCSA
5 1 (0.70%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (0.70%) PMP
5 1 (0.70%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.20%) SLA
2 1 (0.70%) QA
2 1 (0.70%) Data Quality
System Software
1 24 (16.78%) Active Directory
2 8 (5.59%) XenApp
3 5 (3.50%) Microsoft App-V
3 5 (3.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (3.50%) SCCM
2 2 (1.40%) ITRS Geneos
3 1 (0.70%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 98 (68.53%) Bloomberg
2 29 (20.28%) Citrix
3 25 (17.48%) Microsoft
4 19 (13.29%) Oracle
5 18 (12.59%) VMware
6 14 (9.79%) HP
7 11 (7.69%) Cisco
8 10 (6.99%) ION Trading
9 8 (5.59%) FactSet
10 7 (4.90%) Red Hat
10 7 (4.90%) Apple
11 6 (4.20%) eSpeed
11 6 (4.20%) MarketAxess
11 6 (4.20%) Currenex
12 4 (2.80%) Yahoo!
12 4 (2.80%) Alcatel-Lucent
12 4 (2.80%) Lotus
12 4 (2.80%) Dell
13 3 (2.10%) TIBCO
13 3 (2.10%) Wyse
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