The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Reuters products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Kent region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Reuters over the 3 months to 30 March 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
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
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Contract jobs citing Reuters 0 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent - - -
As % of the Vendors category - - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £130 £575
% change year-on-year
+169.23% -77.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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 Kent region.

Vendors Category
Kent
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
127 97 165
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 48.66% 45.33% 48.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 49 82
Average daily rate £400 £385 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +28.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £167 £227 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £521 £505 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 7
Average hourly rate £18.00 £22.50 £23.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -4.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.10 £16.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £24.50 £90.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £18.13
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -3.44%

Reuters
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Reuters across the Kent region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Reuters Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

Reuters
Daily Rate Trend in Kent

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Reuters across the Kent region.

Reuters Daily Rate Trend in Kent

Reuters
Top 21 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Kent 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 2 (100.00%) VBScript
1 2 (100.00%) MS Office
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (100.00%) Citrix
1 2 (100.00%) Bloomberg
1 2 (100.00%) Finance
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft App-V
1 2 (100.00%) Banking
1 2 (100.00%) Application Packaging
1 2 (100.00%) SCCM
1 2 (100.00%) PowerShell
1 2 (100.00%) XenApp
1 2 (100.00%) Windows 7
1 2 (100.00%) AdminStudio
1 2 (100.00%) Software Distribution
2 1 (50.00%) Change Management
2 1 (50.00%) Software Deployment
2 1 (50.00%) QA
2 1 (50.00%) MSI

Reuters
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Kent 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.

Applications
1 2 (100.00%) MS Office
Development Applications
1 2 (100.00%) AdminStudio
2 1 (50.00%) MSI
General
1 2 (100.00%) Finance
1 2 (100.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Software Packager
2 1 (50.00%) Applications Packager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) Application Packaging
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Software Distribution
2 1 (50.00%) Change Management
2 1 (50.00%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) VBScript
1 2 (100.00%) PowerShell
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) QA
System Software
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft App-V
1 2 (100.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (100.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) Citrix
1 2 (100.00%) Bloomberg