The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Bloomberg products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Bloomberg over the 3 months to 21 November 2014 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 Bloomberg.

Location
3 months to
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Bloomberg
Rank 269 276 239
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -37
Contract jobs citing Bloomberg 153 146 157
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.64% 0.58% 0.70%
As % of the Vendors category 1.45% 1.29% 1.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 86 122
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£413 £385 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £128 £174 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £475 £305
% change year-on-year
-10.52% +55.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 2
Average hourly rate £66.25 £20.25 £25.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+227.24% -20.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.15 £13.55 £23.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £115.50 £21.70 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £10.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year
- -40.19%
Bloomberg
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the London region.

Vendors Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
10527 11360 10423
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 44.05% 45.47% 46.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 7204 7489 6508
Average daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 262 240 284
Average hourly rate £17.87 £17.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.08% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.80 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £33.00 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year
- -5.40%

Bloomberg
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

Bloomberg Jobs Demand Trend in London

Bloomberg
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Bloomberg Daily Rate Trend in London

Bloomberg
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Bloomberg across the London region over the 3 months to 21 November 2014.

Bloomberg Daily Rate Histogram in London

Bloomberg
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Bloomberg across the London region.

Bloomberg Hourly Rate Trend in London

Bloomberg
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Bloomberg across the London region over the 3 months to 21 November 2014.

Bloomberg Hourly Rate Histogram in London

Bloomberg
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Bloomberg within the London region over the 3 months to 21 November 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
City of London +5 54 £450 +38.46% 19
Docklands, London +18 1 - -
Mayfair - - - -
Bloomberg
England

Bloomberg
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London region citing Bloomberg 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 Bloomberg.

1 143 (51.62%) Reuters
2 129 (46.57%) Windows
3 127 (45.85%) Finance
4 89 (32.13%) Banking
5 79 (28.52%) Front Office
6 74 (26.71%) Windows 7
7 70 (25.27%) SQL
8 64 (23.10%) MS Office
8 64 (23.10%) Microsoft
9 61 (22.02%) Active Directory
10 50 (18.05%) Investment Banking
11 48 (17.33%) UNIX
12 46 (16.61%) Blackberry
13 43 (15.52%) MS Excel
14 41 (14.80%) Windows XP
14 41 (14.80%) Citrix
15 39 (14.08%) Asset Management
16 36 (13.00%) Fixed Income
17 35 (12.64%) Murex
17 35 (12.64%) Oracle
18 33 (11.91%) Linux
18 33 (11.91%) ION Trading
19 32 (11.55%) Java
19 32 (11.55%) SharePoint
20 31 (11.19%) MS Exchange
21 28 (10.11%) DHCP
21 28 (10.11%) DNS
21 28 (10.11%) SCCM
22 26 (9.39%) ITIL
23 25 (9.03%) Investment Management

Bloomberg
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London region citing Bloomberg 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 Bloomberg. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 32 (11.55%) SharePoint
2 31 (11.19%) MS Exchange
3 21 (7.58%) Lync
4 15 (5.42%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 9 (3.25%) Exchange Server 2003
6 8 (2.89%) Exchange Server 2010
6 8 (2.89%) IBM Notes
7 7 (2.53%) WebSphere
7 7 (2.53%) WebLogic
8 5 (1.81%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (0.72%) Confluence
9 2 (0.72%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (0.72%) Oracle Coherence
10 1 (0.36%) JBoss
10 1 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2000
10 1 (0.36%) Mule
10 1 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 64 (23.10%) MS Office
2 43 (15.52%) MS Excel
3 6 (2.17%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.36%) Adobe Captivate
4 1 (0.36%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 14 (5.05%) RMDS
2 12 (4.33%) Markit EDM
2 12 (4.33%) Summit
3 9 (3.25%) ION MarketView
4 8 (2.89%) Murex MxG2000
5 7 (2.53%) Bloomberg TOMS
6 6 (2.17%) LatentZero
7 5 (1.81%) Oracle iProcurement
8 4 (1.44%) Eikon
9 2 (0.72%) 3000 Xtra
10 1 (0.36%) SunGard Stream Clearvision
10 1 (0.36%) SunGard APT
10 1 (0.36%) Sentinel
10 1 (0.36%) Adaptiv
10 1 (0.36%) Khalix
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.36%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 28 (10.11%) DHCP
1 28 (10.11%) DNS
2 18 (6.50%) TCP/IP
3 15 (5.42%) FTP
4 13 (4.69%) Internet
5 12 (4.33%) VPN
6 10 (3.61%) Wireless
7 8 (2.89%) Wireshark
8 7 (2.53%) Firewall
9 6 (2.17%) LAN
10 5 (1.81%) PSTN
10 5 (1.81%) WAN
11 4 (1.44%) LDAP
11 4 (1.44%) Cisco IPT
12 3 (1.08%) Multicast
12 3 (1.08%) HTTP
12 3 (1.08%) IP Telephony
12 3 (1.08%) 3G
12 3 (1.08%) SSL
13 2 (0.72%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (8.66%) SQL Server
2 11 (3.97%) Relational Database
3 7 (2.53%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (1.44%) DB2
4 4 (1.44%) MS Access
5 3 (1.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (0.72%) NoSQL
6 2 (0.72%) Data Mining
6 2 (0.72%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.36%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.36%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (0.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.36%) Sybase ASE
7 1 (0.36%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.36%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.36%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.36%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.36%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 7 (2.53%) Maven
2 5 (1.81%) QuickTest Pro
3 3 (1.08%) JIRA
4 2 (0.72%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 2 (0.72%) Eclipse
4 2 (0.72%) IntelliJ
5 1 (0.36%) Ant
5 1 (0.36%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.36%) NUnit
5 1 (0.36%) CruiseControl
5 1 (0.36%) Subversion
5 1 (0.36%) MSTest
5 1 (0.36%) Rhino Mocks
5 1 (0.36%) Moq
5 1 (0.36%) Hudson
5 1 (0.36%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.36%) ReSharper
General
1 127 (45.85%) Finance
2 89 (32.13%) Banking
3 79 (28.52%) Front Office
4 50 (18.05%) Investment Banking
5 17 (6.14%) Financial Institution
6 12 (4.33%) Telecoms
7 8 (2.89%) Back Office
8 7 (2.53%) Legal
9 4 (1.44%) Retail
10 2 (0.72%) Private Banking
11 1 (0.36%) Marketing
11 1 (0.36%) German Language
11 1 (0.36%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 91 (32.85%) Analyst
2 47 (16.97%) Support Analyst
3 40 (14.44%) Developer
4 33 (11.91%) Desktop Support
5 26 (9.39%) Support Engineer
6 25 (9.03%) Applications Support
7 22 (7.94%) Business Analyst
8 21 (7.58%) 2nd Line Support
8 21 (7.58%) Java Developer
9 18 (6.50%) 1st Line Support
10 15 (5.42%) Consultant
11 14 (5.05%) Desktop Engineer
12 12 (4.33%) Help Desk Support
12 12 (4.33%) Help Desk Analyst
13 11 (3.97%) Desktop Analyst
14 10 (3.61%) 1st Line Support Analyst
14 10 (3.61%) Help Desk Support Analyst
15 9 (3.25%) Applications Support Analyst
15 9 (3.25%) Desktop Support Analyst
15 9 (3.25%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (6.50%) FIX Protocol
2 13 (4.69%) XML
2 13 (4.69%) JMS
3 12 (4.33%) .NET
4 11 (3.97%) Hibernate
4 11 (3.97%) Spring
5 9 (3.25%) Middleware
6 8 (2.89%) XSLT
6 8 (2.89%) Murex Flex
6 8 (2.89%) Java EE
6 8 (2.89%) Spring Integration
7 7 (2.53%) JNI
7 7 (2.53%) Java SE
8 5 (1.81%) HTML
9 4 (1.44%) Rendezvous
9 4 (1.44%) HTML5
10 3 (1.08%) WPF
10 3 (1.08%) WinForms
11 2 (0.72%) ASP.NET
11 2 (0.72%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 46 (16.61%) Blackberry
2 36 (13.00%) Fixed Income
3 24 (8.66%) Hedge funds
4 23 (8.30%) Derivative
5 19 (6.86%) Analytical Skills
6 18 (6.50%) Equities
7 17 (6.14%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 15 (5.42%) Thin Client
8 15 (5.42%) Fat Client
9 13 (4.69%) Reference Data
9 13 (4.69%) Credit Derivative
10 11 (3.97%) Smartphone
11 10 (3.61%) Smartcard
12 9 (3.25%) Management Information System
12 9 (3.25%) iPad
13 7 (2.53%) iPhone
13 7 (2.53%) Market Risk
14 6 (2.17%) Mobile App
14 6 (2.17%) Client/Server
15 5 (1.81%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 129 (46.57%) Windows
2 74 (26.71%) Windows 7
3 48 (17.33%) UNIX
4 41 (14.80%) Windows XP
5 33 (11.91%) Linux
6 17 (6.14%) Windows Server 2008
7 11 (3.97%) Windows 8
8 10 (3.61%) Windows Vista
9 9 (3.25%) Windows Server 2003
10 8 (2.89%) Mac OS X
11 7 (2.53%) Solaris
12 6 (2.17%) Apple iOS
13 3 (1.08%) Windows Server 2012
14 2 (0.72%) Windows Phone
14 2 (0.72%) Android
14 2 (0.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 2 (0.72%) SUSE
15 1 (0.36%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (14.08%) Asset Management
2 26 (9.39%) ITIL
3 25 (9.03%) Investment Management
4 17 (6.14%) Electronic Trading
5 15 (5.42%) Business Analysis
6 14 (5.05%) Service Delivery
6 14 (5.05%) User Acceptance Testing
7 13 (4.69%) Project Management
7 13 (4.69%) Data Management
8 11 (3.97%) Risk Management
9 10 (3.61%) Incident Management
9 10 (3.61%) Multithreading
9 10 (3.61%) Mentoring
10 9 (3.25%) Software Testing
11 8 (2.89%) Agile Software Development
11 8 (2.89%) Data Analysis
12 7 (2.53%) Workflow
12 7 (2.53%) Migration
12 7 (2.53%) OO
12 7 (2.53%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 70 (25.27%) SQL
2 32 (11.55%) Java
3 20 (7.22%) C#
4 17 (6.14%) Perl
5 16 (5.78%) PowerShell
6 15 (5.42%) VBA
7 14 (5.05%) C++
8 10 (3.61%) Python
9 8 (2.89%) Shell Script
10 6 (2.17%) VBScript
11 3 (1.08%) Bash Shell
11 3 (1.08%) T-SQL
12 2 (0.72%) JavaScript
12 2 (0.72%) C++/CLI
12 2 (0.72%) VC++
13 1 (0.36%) VB
13 1 (0.36%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.36%) C
Qualifications
1 16 (5.78%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (5.05%) MCP
3 11 (3.97%) Degree
4 10 (3.61%) MCDST
4 10 (3.61%) MCITP
4 10 (3.61%) A+ Certification
5 8 (2.89%) ISEB
6 7 (2.53%) ISEB Practitioner
7 2 (0.72%) CISSP
7 2 (0.72%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (0.72%) MOS
7 2 (0.72%) MCSE
7 2 (0.72%) MCSA
8 1 (0.36%) CCNP
8 1 (0.36%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.36%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.53%) QA
2 6 (2.17%) SLA
System Software
1 61 (22.02%) Active Directory
2 17 (6.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (2.17%) XenApp
4 4 (1.44%) Hyper-V
4 4 (1.44%) MetaFrame
4 4 (1.44%) Terminal Server
4 4 (1.44%) Terminal Services
4 4 (1.44%) VMware Workstation
4 4 (1.44%) VMware Server
5 2 (0.72%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.36%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.36%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 28 (10.11%) SCCM
2 14 (5.05%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 10 (3.61%) HP Quality Center
4 5 (1.81%) SCVMM
5 4 (1.44%) NetBackup
5 4 (1.44%) WSUS
6 3 (1.08%) DameWare
7 2 (0.72%) Control-M
7 2 (0.72%) Nagios
7 2 (0.72%) SCOM
7 2 (0.72%) ITRS Geneos
8 1 (0.36%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (0.36%) BMC Marimba
8 1 (0.36%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 143 (51.62%) Reuters
2 64 (23.10%) Microsoft
3 41 (14.80%) Citrix
4 35 (12.64%) Murex
4 35 (12.64%) Oracle
5 33 (11.91%) ION Trading
6 23 (8.30%) VMware
6 23 (8.30%) MarketAxess
7 21 (7.58%) Fidessa
8 19 (6.86%) Cisco
9 18 (6.50%) Symantec
10 17 (6.14%) Sybase
10 17 (6.14%) Tradeweb
10 17 (6.14%) CQG
10 17 (6.14%) thinkFolio
11 14 (5.05%) Charles River
12 13 (4.69%) AppSense
13 12 (4.33%) eSpeed
13 12 (4.33%) Salesforce.com
14 11 (3.97%) Altiris
London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £475 - £525 per day + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
JM
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Venn Group - UK
Rate: 300-375 Per Day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Nicoll Curtin
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £300 - £500 per day + competitive
Posted: 16 days ago
London
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £200 per day + competitive
Posted: 26 days ago