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 29 June 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 Bloomberg.

Location
3 months to
29 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Bloomberg
Rank 359 300 194
Rank change year-on-year
-59 -106
Contract jobs citing Bloomberg 70 118 232
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.30% 0.51% 1.01%
As % of the Vendors category 0.67% 1.15% 2.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 62 177
Average daily rate
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£500 £461 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.40% +8.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £182 £201 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £375 £600
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -37.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 1
Average hourly rate £17.98 £19.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.36% +5.55%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £14.00
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
10410 10289 10383
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 44.47% 44.25% 45.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 6884 6615 6501
Average daily rate £425 £420 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% -1.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 256 201 296
Average hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £21.34
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -10.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.95 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £32.03 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.14 £17.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+6.70% -12.82%

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 29 June 2015.

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
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 29 June 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
City of London -16 27 £363 -14.70% 27
Canary Wharf -11 1 £500 +73.91%
Bloomberg
England

Bloomberg
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 29 June 2015, 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.

1 101 (51.79%) Reuters
2 94 (48.21%) Finance
3 74 (37.95%) Windows
4 70 (35.90%) Banking
5 48 (24.62%) Microsoft
6 46 (23.59%) Front Office
7 39 (20.00%) MS Excel
8 38 (19.49%) Fixed Income
9 37 (18.97%) Investment Banking
9 37 (18.97%) Java
10 36 (18.46%) Active Directory
11 33 (16.92%) SQL
12 31 (15.90%) Windows 7
13 29 (14.87%) SQL Server
13 29 (14.87%) UNIX
13 29 (14.87%) MS Office
14 27 (13.85%) TCP/IP
14 27 (13.85%) Blackberry
15 26 (13.33%) Asset Management
16 24 (12.31%) .NET
17 23 (11.79%) C#
18 20 (10.26%) Windows Server 2008
19 19 (9.74%) iPad
20 18 (9.23%) PowerShell
20 18 (9.23%) Tradeweb
20 18 (9.23%) Project Management
20 18 (9.23%) VBA
20 18 (9.23%) Cisco
21 17 (8.72%) Windows XP
21 17 (8.72%) Derivative

Bloomberg
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 29 June 2015, 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 11 (5.64%) MTS
2 10 (5.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 9 (4.62%) MS Exchange
4 8 (4.10%) Lync
5 6 (3.08%) SharePoint
6 5 (2.56%) IBM Notes
7 4 (2.05%) MindAlign
8 2 (1.03%) Oracle Coherence
8 2 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (0.51%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 39 (20.00%) MS Excel
2 29 (14.87%) MS Office
3 6 (3.08%) Spreadsheet
4 4 (2.05%) MS Visio
4 4 (2.05%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (1.03%) MS Project
5 2 (1.03%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 11 (5.64%) thinkFolio
2 10 (5.13%) RMDS
2 10 (5.13%) Eikon
3 8 (4.10%) Summit
4 7 (3.59%) Markit EDM
4 7 (3.59%) ION MarketView
5 6 (3.08%) LatentZero
6 4 (2.05%) Bloomberg TOMS
7 2 (1.03%) Tesseract
7 2 (1.03%) Minerva
7 2 (1.03%) Sentinel
7 2 (1.03%) Temenos Globus
7 2 (1.03%) Temenos T24
8 1 (0.51%) Oracle General Ledger
8 1 (0.51%) SimCorp Dimension
8 1 (0.51%) GoldMine
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.51%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 27 (13.85%) TCP/IP
2 14 (7.18%) DNS
3 10 (5.13%) Firewall
4 8 (4.10%) Unified Communications
4 8 (4.10%) LDAP
4 8 (4.10%) LAN
4 8 (4.10%) VoIP
5 7 (3.59%) WAN
6 6 (3.08%) DHCP
7 5 (2.56%) VPN
7 5 (2.56%) Cisco IPT
7 5 (2.56%) Network Security
8 4 (2.05%) Softphone
8 4 (2.05%) Cisco IOS
8 4 (2.05%) Multicast
8 4 (2.05%) SSL
9 3 (1.54%) Internet
10 2 (1.03%) MPLS
10 2 (1.03%) OSPF
10 2 (1.03%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (14.87%) SQL Server
2 8 (4.10%) Relational Database
3 4 (2.05%) MS Access
4 2 (1.03%) Data Mart
5 1 (0.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.51%) Oracle BI EE
5 1 (0.51%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.51%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.51%) HBase
5 1 (0.51%) Big Data
5 1 (0.51%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.51%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 7 (3.59%) JIRA
2 3 (1.54%) JUnit
3 2 (1.03%) Visual Studio
3 2 (1.03%) Selenium
3 2 (1.03%) Subversion
3 2 (1.03%) Maven
4 1 (0.51%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.51%) FxCop
4 1 (0.51%) StyleCop
4 1 (0.51%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.51%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (0.51%) HP UFT
4 1 (0.51%) LoadRunner
4 1 (0.51%) Introscope
4 1 (0.51%) NUnit
General
1 94 (48.21%) Finance
2 70 (35.90%) Banking
3 46 (23.59%) Front Office
4 37 (18.97%) Investment Banking
5 10 (5.13%) Back Office
6 9 (4.62%) Financial Institution
7 5 (2.56%) Publishing
7 5 (2.56%) Retail
8 3 (1.54%) Retail Banking
9 2 (1.03%) Corporate Banking
9 2 (1.03%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.51%) Legal
10 1 (0.51%) Advertising
10 1 (0.51%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 63 (32.31%) Analyst
2 36 (18.46%) Developer
3 26 (13.33%) Business Analyst
4 21 (10.77%) Desktop Support
4 21 (10.77%) Support Analyst
5 17 (8.72%) Support Engineer
6 16 (8.21%) Desktop Engineer
7 15 (7.69%) Applications Support
8 10 (5.13%) Java Developer
8 10 (5.13%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 9 (4.62%) Data Analyst
9 9 (4.62%) Market Data Engineer
10 8 (4.10%) Applications Specialist
10 8 (4.10%) C# Developer
11 7 (3.59%) Front Office Developer
11 7 (3.59%) Administrator
11 7 (3.59%) 2nd Line Support
11 7 (3.59%) Market Data Specialist
12 6 (3.08%) Support Specialist
12 6 (3.08%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (12.31%) .NET
2 14 (7.18%) FIX Protocol
3 9 (4.62%) WPF
4 6 (3.08%) CSS
4 6 (3.08%) Middleware
4 6 (3.08%) .NET Framework
5 5 (2.56%) WinForms
5 5 (2.56%) Spring
5 5 (2.56%) HTML
6 4 (2.05%) ASP.NET
6 4 (2.05%) ASP.NET MVC
6 4 (2.05%) Reactive Extensions
7 3 (1.54%) jQuery
7 3 (1.54%) XML
7 3 (1.54%) Rendezvous
7 3 (1.54%) TIBCO EMS
8 2 (1.03%) COM
8 2 (1.03%) Task Parallel Library
8 2 (1.03%) Unity DI Container
8 2 (1.03%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 38 (19.49%) Fixed Income
2 27 (13.85%) Blackberry
3 19 (9.74%) iPad
4 17 (8.72%) Derivative
5 16 (8.21%) Equities
5 16 (8.21%) Analytical Skills
6 13 (6.67%) iPhone
7 12 (6.15%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 9 (4.62%) Reference Data
9 8 (4.10%) Clustering
10 5 (2.56%) Data Centre
11 4 (2.05%) Visualisation
11 4 (2.05%) Hedge funds
11 4 (2.05%) SWIFT
11 4 (2.05%) Management Information System
11 4 (2.05%) Credit Derivative
12 3 (1.54%) Equity Derivative
12 3 (1.54%) Statistics
12 3 (1.54%) Market Risk
13 2 (1.03%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 74 (37.95%) Windows
2 31 (15.90%) Windows 7
3 29 (14.87%) UNIX
4 20 (10.26%) Windows Server 2008
5 17 (8.72%) Windows XP
6 16 (8.21%) Linux
7 13 (6.67%) Solaris
8 10 (5.13%) Windows 8
9 8 (4.10%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (1.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (1.03%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (1.03%) Android
12 1 (0.51%) SUSE
12 1 (0.51%) Debian
12 1 (0.51%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (13.33%) Asset Management
2 18 (9.23%) Project Management
3 17 (8.72%) Investment Management
3 17 (8.72%) Low Latency
4 16 (8.21%) ITIL
5 15 (7.69%) Multithreading
6 14 (7.18%) Electronic Trading
6 14 (7.18%) User Acceptance Testing
7 13 (6.67%) OO
7 13 (6.67%) Business Analysis
8 11 (5.64%) OOD
8 11 (5.64%) Portfolio Management
9 10 (5.13%) Integration Testing
9 10 (5.13%) Service Management
10 9 (4.62%) Agile Software Development
11 8 (4.10%) Migration
11 8 (4.10%) Mentoring
12 7 (3.59%) Stakeholder Management
12 7 (3.59%) Workflow
13 6 (3.08%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 37 (18.97%) Java
2 33 (16.92%) SQL
3 23 (11.79%) C#
4 18 (9.23%) VBA
4 18 (9.23%) PowerShell
5 14 (7.18%) Perl
6 11 (5.64%) Shell Script
7 10 (5.13%) C++
8 7 (3.59%) JavaScript
8 7 (3.59%) Python
9 3 (1.54%) T-SQL
10 2 (1.03%) Scala
11 1 (0.51%) C-shell
11 1 (0.51%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.51%) AWK
11 1 (0.51%) Lingo
11 1 (0.51%) Korn
11 1 (0.51%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 6 (3.08%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (2.56%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (2.56%) Degree
3 4 (2.05%) CCNP
3 4 (2.05%) ISEB
4 3 (1.54%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (1.03%) Security Cleared
5 2 (1.03%) IIBA
5 2 (1.03%) CBAP
6 1 (0.51%) PMP
6 1 (0.51%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.51%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.51%) MCP
6 1 (0.51%) MCSE
6 1 (0.51%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.59%) SLA
2 2 (1.03%) MiFID
3 1 (0.51%) QA
3 1 (0.51%) Solvency II
3 1 (0.51%) Data Quality
System Software
1 36 (18.46%) Active Directory
2 9 (4.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (2.56%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (1.03%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.51%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.51%) vSphere
5 1 (0.51%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.51%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 5 (2.56%) SCCM
1 5 (2.56%) HP Quality Center
1 5 (2.56%) ITRS Geneos
2 1 (0.51%) AirWatch
2 1 (0.51%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (0.51%) Control-M
Vendors
1 101 (51.79%) Reuters
2 48 (24.62%) Microsoft
3 18 (9.23%) Cisco
3 18 (9.23%) Tradeweb
4 15 (7.69%) ION Trading
5 14 (7.18%) VMware
6 12 (6.15%) Murex
7 11 (5.64%) HP
7 11 (5.64%) Citrix
7 11 (5.64%) eSpeed
8 9 (4.62%) Charles River
9 8 (4.10%) Altiris
9 8 (4.10%) Apple
10 7 (3.59%) Dell
10 7 (3.59%) Oracle
10 7 (3.59%) Fidessa
11 6 (3.08%) TIBCO
12 5 (2.56%) Sybase
12 5 (2.56%) Lotus
12 5 (2.56%) MarketAxess
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