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 4 May 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
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Bloomberg
Rank 311 270 200
Rank change year-on-year
-41 -70
Contract jobs citing Bloomberg 94 145 207
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.42% 0.62% 0.96%
As % of the Vendors category 0.94% 1.41% 2.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 90 151
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£475 £461 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.98% -7.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £222 £198 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £289 £385 £550
% change year-on-year
-25.00% -30.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 1
Average hourly rate £18.70 £17.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.85% +16.66%
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
9952 10305 9887
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 44.52% 44.24% 45.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 6451 6756 6218
Average daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 224 214 271
Average hourly rate £18.70 £19.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.57% -5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £32.75 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -7.89%

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 4 May 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 4 May 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 -1 39 £400 -20.00% 18
Canary Wharf -4 2 £513 +78.26%
Bloomberg
England

Bloomberg
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 4 May 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.

1 129 (54.89%) Reuters
2 110 (46.81%) Finance
3 86 (36.60%) Windows
4 67 (28.51%) Banking
5 55 (23.40%) Front Office
5 55 (23.40%) SQL
6 54 (22.98%) Microsoft
7 50 (21.28%) MS Excel
8 46 (19.57%) MS Office
9 45 (19.15%) Windows 7
10 41 (17.45%) SQL Server
11 40 (17.02%) Active Directory
12 39 (16.60%) UNIX
13 36 (15.32%) Fixed Income
14 33 (14.04%) Blackberry
15 32 (13.62%) Investment Banking
16 31 (13.19%) Asset Management
16 31 (13.19%) Java
17 28 (11.91%) Derivative
18 25 (10.64%) PowerShell
19 24 (10.21%) .NET
19 24 (10.21%) TCP/IP
20 23 (9.79%) Back Office
21 22 (9.36%) Linux
21 22 (9.36%) Citrix
22 21 (8.94%) C#
22 21 (8.94%) Windows Server 2008
23 20 (8.51%) Investment Management
23 20 (8.51%) Analytical Skills
23 20 (8.51%) VBA

Bloomberg
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 4 May 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 13 (5.53%) MS Exchange
2 12 (5.11%) SharePoint
3 9 (3.83%) Lync
4 8 (3.40%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 6 (2.55%) IBM Notes
5 6 (2.55%) MTS
6 4 (1.70%) MindAlign
7 2 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.43%) IIS
8 1 (0.43%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.43%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 50 (21.28%) MS Excel
2 46 (19.57%) MS Office
3 5 (2.13%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.85%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.85%) PowerPivot
4 2 (0.85%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 17 (7.23%) thinkFolio
2 16 (6.81%) RMDS
3 13 (5.53%) Eikon
4 9 (3.83%) LatentZero
4 9 (3.83%) Markit EDM
5 7 (2.98%) ION MarketView
6 3 (1.28%) Summit
6 3 (1.28%) Bloomberg TOMS
7 2 (0.85%) Temenos T24
7 2 (0.85%) SimCorp Dimension
7 2 (0.85%) Temenos Globus
7 2 (0.85%) Tesseract
7 2 (0.85%) Minerva
7 2 (0.85%) Sentinel
8 1 (0.43%) Oracle General Ledger
8 1 (0.43%) 3000 Xtra
8 1 (0.43%) GoldMine
Communications & Networking
1 24 (10.21%) TCP/IP
2 15 (6.38%) Firewall
3 12 (5.11%) DNS
4 9 (3.83%) LAN
4 9 (3.83%) DHCP
4 9 (3.83%) Internet
5 8 (3.40%) Unified Communications
5 8 (3.40%) WAN
5 8 (3.40%) LDAP
6 7 (2.98%) Wireless
6 7 (2.98%) VPN
6 7 (2.98%) Multicast
6 7 (2.98%) Wireshark
7 6 (2.55%) VoIP
8 5 (2.13%) FTP
9 4 (1.70%) Cisco IOS
9 4 (1.70%) Cisco IPT
9 4 (1.70%) SSL
9 4 (1.70%) Softphone
10 3 (1.28%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (17.45%) SQL Server
2 10 (4.26%) Relational Database
3 9 (3.83%) SQL Server 2008
4 8 (3.40%) MS Access
5 4 (1.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (0.85%) DB2
6 2 (0.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.43%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.43%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (0.43%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (0.43%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.43%) Big Data
7 1 (0.43%) HBase
7 1 (0.43%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.43%) Oracle BI EE
7 1 (0.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.43%) Data Mart
7 1 (0.43%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 9 (3.83%) JIRA
2 6 (2.55%) Visual Studio
3 4 (1.70%) Maven
4 3 (1.28%) JUnit
5 2 (0.85%) Selenium
5 2 (0.85%) NUnit
5 2 (0.85%) Subversion
6 1 (0.43%) Introscope
6 1 (0.43%) QuickTest Pro
6 1 (0.43%) LoadRunner
6 1 (0.43%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.43%) Rhino Mocks
6 1 (0.43%) Moq
6 1 (0.43%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (0.43%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.43%) FxCop
6 1 (0.43%) StyleCop
6 1 (0.43%) MSTest
6 1 (0.43%) ReSharper
General
1 110 (46.81%) Finance
2 67 (28.51%) Banking
3 55 (23.40%) Front Office
4 32 (13.62%) Investment Banking
5 23 (9.79%) Back Office
6 10 (4.26%) Financial Institution
7 9 (3.83%) Retail
8 4 (1.70%) Retail Banking
8 4 (1.70%) Telecoms
8 4 (1.70%) Publishing
9 2 (0.85%) Corporate Banking
10 1 (0.43%) Legal
10 1 (0.43%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 86 (36.60%) Analyst
2 39 (16.60%) Developer
3 35 (14.89%) Support Analyst
4 30 (12.77%) Business Analyst
5 24 (10.21%) Desktop Support
6 22 (9.36%) Support Engineer
7 20 (8.51%) Applications Support
8 16 (6.81%) Desktop Engineer
9 14 (5.96%) Market Data Engineer
10 12 (5.11%) Applications Support Analyst
10 12 (5.11%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 9 (3.83%) Data Analyst
11 9 (3.83%) Excel Developer
12 8 (3.40%) VBA Developer
12 8 (3.40%) C# Developer
12 8 (3.40%) 1st Line Support
13 7 (2.98%) Front Office Developer
13 7 (2.98%) Network Engineer
13 7 (2.98%) Help Desk Support
13 7 (2.98%) Business Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (10.21%) .NET
2 14 (5.96%) FIX Protocol
3 8 (3.40%) HTML
4 7 (2.98%) CSS
4 7 (2.98%) WPF
4 7 (2.98%) .NET Framework
5 5 (2.13%) ASP.NET
5 5 (2.13%) Rendezvous
5 5 (2.13%) Middleware
6 4 (1.70%) jQuery
6 4 (1.70%) ASP.NET MVC
6 4 (1.70%) Reactive Extensions
6 4 (1.70%) WinForms
7 3 (1.28%) XML
7 3 (1.28%) Unity DI Container
7 3 (1.28%) JSON
7 3 (1.28%) TIBCO EMS
8 2 (0.85%) RESTful
8 2 (0.85%) HTML5
8 2 (0.85%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 36 (15.32%) Fixed Income
2 33 (14.04%) Blackberry
3 28 (11.91%) Derivative
4 20 (8.51%) Analytical Skills
5 18 (7.66%) Equities
6 15 (6.38%) iPad
6 15 (6.38%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 11 (4.68%) Data Integration
8 10 (4.26%) Fat Client
8 10 (4.26%) Thin Client
9 9 (3.83%) Management Information System
10 8 (3.40%) iPhone
10 8 (3.40%) Clustering
11 7 (2.98%) Credit Derivative
12 5 (2.13%) Smartcard
12 5 (2.13%) Hedge funds
12 5 (2.13%) Reference Data
12 5 (2.13%) Smartphone
13 4 (1.70%) Statistics
13 4 (1.70%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 86 (36.60%) Windows
2 45 (19.15%) Windows 7
3 39 (16.60%) UNIX
4 22 (9.36%) Linux
5 21 (8.94%) Windows Server 2008
6 20 (8.51%) Windows XP
7 15 (6.38%) Windows 8
7 15 (6.38%) Solaris
8 10 (4.26%) Windows Server 2003
9 6 (2.55%) Windows Vista
10 4 (1.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (1.70%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (1.28%) SUSE
12 2 (0.85%) Android
13 1 (0.43%) Debian
13 1 (0.43%) Windows Phone
13 1 (0.43%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (13.19%) Asset Management
2 20 (8.51%) Investment Management
3 17 (7.23%) ITIL
4 16 (6.81%) Electronic Trading
5 15 (6.38%) Fund Management
5 15 (6.38%) Project Management
6 13 (5.53%) Multithreading
6 13 (5.53%) Low Latency
7 12 (5.11%) Agile Software Development
8 11 (4.68%) Workflow
8 11 (4.68%) Integration Testing
8 11 (4.68%) Business Analysis
9 10 (4.26%) Performance Tuning
9 10 (4.26%) OO
10 9 (3.83%) Service Management
10 9 (3.83%) Portfolio Management
10 9 (3.83%) Problem Management
11 8 (3.40%) Mentoring
11 8 (3.40%) OOD
11 8 (3.40%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 55 (23.40%) SQL
2 31 (13.19%) Java
3 25 (10.64%) PowerShell
4 21 (8.94%) C#
5 20 (8.51%) VBA
6 19 (8.09%) Perl
7 13 (5.53%) Shell Script
8 10 (4.26%) C++
8 10 (4.26%) Python
9 9 (3.83%) JavaScript
10 6 (2.55%) T-SQL
11 3 (1.28%) VBScript
12 2 (0.85%) Scala
13 1 (0.43%) AWK
13 1 (0.43%) C-shell
13 1 (0.43%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.43%) Groovy
13 1 (0.43%) Korn
Qualifications
1 11 (4.68%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (2.98%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (2.55%) MCP
4 5 (2.13%) CCNP
4 5 (2.13%) A+ Certification
4 5 (2.13%) MCDST
4 5 (2.13%) MCITP
4 5 (2.13%) Degree
5 4 (1.70%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (1.28%) MCSE
7 2 (0.85%) CISSP
8 1 (0.43%) MCSA
8 1 (0.43%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (0.85%) SLA
2 1 (0.43%) EMIR
2 1 (0.43%) QA
System Software
1 40 (17.02%) Active Directory
2 9 (3.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (2.55%) VMware Workstation
4 5 (2.13%) Microsoft App-V
5 4 (1.70%) vSphere
5 4 (1.70%) XenDesktop
6 2 (0.85%) VMware Server
6 2 (0.85%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.85%) MetaFrame
6 2 (0.85%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.43%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 13 (5.53%) SCCM
2 4 (1.70%) ITRS Geneos
3 3 (1.28%) SCVMM
4 2 (0.85%) WSUS
4 2 (0.85%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.43%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.43%) Control-M
5 1 (0.43%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.43%) SCOM
Vendors
1 129 (54.89%) Reuters
2 54 (22.98%) Microsoft
3 22 (9.36%) Citrix
4 18 (7.66%) Tradeweb
5 17 (7.23%) Fidessa
5 17 (7.23%) Cisco
6 15 (6.38%) HP
7 14 (5.96%) VMware
8 12 (5.11%) TIBCO
8 12 (5.11%) Apple
8 12 (5.11%) ION Trading
9 11 (4.68%) Oracle
10 10 (4.26%) CQG
11 8 (3.40%) MarketAxess
11 8 (3.40%) Dell
11 8 (3.40%) Charles River
12 7 (2.98%) FactSet
13 6 (2.55%) F5
13 6 (2.55%) Lotus
13 6 (2.55%) eSpeed
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £625 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Bloomberg LP
Posted: 10 days ago
City of London
Orgtel
Rate: £400 - £600 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
London
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £500 - £600 per day + competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £600.00 - £700.00 per day
Posted: 24 days ago