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 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Bloomberg
Rank 299 267 243
Rank change year-on-year
-32 -24
Contract jobs citing Bloomberg 115 167 171
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.47% 0.67% 0.66%
As % of the Vendors category 1.03% 1.44% 1.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 114 104
Average daily rate
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£350 £375 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £177 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £180 £180
% change year-on-year
+108.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 3
Average hourly rate £15.75 £22.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% +50.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.00 - -
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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
11176 11603 11784
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 45.94% 46.38% 45.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 7064 7470 7136
Average daily rate £425 £425 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £588 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 236 262 338
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.56% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.46 £13.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.90 £48.00 £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £19.30 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-6.73% +1.57%

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 August 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
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 August 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
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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 -5 37 £363 +20.83% 26
Mayfair - - - -
Bloomberg
England

Bloomberg
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 29 August 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.

1 134 (53.82%) Reuters
2 117 (46.99%) Finance
3 109 (43.78%) Windows
4 96 (38.55%) Banking
5 87 (34.94%) Front Office
6 56 (22.49%) Investment Banking
7 51 (20.48%) Microsoft
8 50 (20.08%) UNIX
8 50 (20.08%) MS Office
9 49 (19.68%) Java
10 48 (19.28%) Blackberry
11 47 (18.88%) Active Directory
11 47 (18.88%) Windows 7
12 46 (18.47%) SQL
13 45 (18.07%) Fixed Income
14 43 (17.27%) ION Trading
15 39 (15.66%) Fidessa
15 39 (15.66%) Citrix
16 38 (15.26%) Linux
17 36 (14.46%) Oracle
18 35 (14.06%) MS Excel
19 30 (12.05%) Asset Management
20 28 (11.24%) SQL Server
21 27 (10.84%) Financial Institution
21 27 (10.84%) MarketAxess
21 27 (10.84%) Hedge funds
22 26 (10.44%) Murex
23 25 (10.04%) Windows XP
24 24 (9.64%) VMware
25 23 (9.24%) SCCM

Bloomberg
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 22 (8.84%) Lync
2 18 (7.23%) IBM Notes
2 18 (7.23%) MS Exchange
3 17 (6.83%) SharePoint
4 12 (4.82%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 8 (3.21%) Exchange Server 2010
6 7 (2.81%) WebSphere
7 6 (2.41%) WebLogic
8 3 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2003
9 2 (0.80%) Confluence
9 2 (0.80%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (0.80%) Oracle Coherence
10 1 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2007
10 1 (0.40%) Mule
10 1 (0.40%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (0.40%) MQSeries
10 1 (0.40%) CMS
10 1 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 50 (20.08%) MS Office
2 35 (14.06%) MS Excel
3 4 (1.61%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (1.61%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.40%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 20 (8.03%) ION MarketView
2 15 (6.02%) Markit EDM
3 12 (4.82%) RMDS
4 10 (4.02%) Eikon
5 8 (3.21%) LatentZero
6 6 (2.41%) Murex MxG2000
6 6 (2.41%) Bloomberg TOMS
7 5 (2.01%) Oracle iProcurement
8 4 (1.61%) PolarLake
9 3 (1.20%) Sentinel
10 2 (0.80%) Adaptiv
10 2 (0.80%) Tesseract
10 2 (0.80%) Minerva
10 2 (0.80%) SunGard Stream Clearvision
11 1 (0.40%) 3000 Xtra
11 1 (0.40%) Khalix
11 1 (0.40%) SimCorp Dimension
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.80%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 19 (7.63%) DNS
2 18 (7.23%) DHCP
3 16 (6.43%) VPN
4 7 (2.81%) FTP
4 7 (2.81%) TCP/IP
5 6 (2.41%) Internet
5 6 (2.41%) Unified Communications
6 5 (2.01%) 3G
6 5 (2.01%) SSL
6 5 (2.01%) HTTP
6 5 (2.01%) LDAP
6 5 (2.01%) LAN
6 5 (2.01%) PSTN
7 4 (1.61%) WAN
7 4 (1.61%) IP Telephony
8 3 (1.20%) Wireless
9 2 (0.80%) AMQP
9 2 (0.80%) SAN
9 2 (0.80%) Firewall
9 2 (0.80%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (11.24%) SQL Server
2 10 (4.02%) Relational Database
3 5 (2.01%) NoSQL
4 4 (1.61%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (1.20%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (1.20%) Oracle Database
5 3 (1.20%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (1.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (1.20%) Oracle Database 11g
5 3 (1.20%) MySQL
6 2 (0.80%) MongoDB
6 2 (0.80%) Crystal Reports
6 2 (0.80%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (0.40%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.40%) SQL Server 7
7 1 (0.40%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (0.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.40%) Sybase ASE
7 1 (0.40%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.40%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 11 (4.42%) JUnit
2 6 (2.41%) Subversion
2 6 (2.41%) JIRA
3 5 (2.01%) Maven
3 5 (2.01%) QuickTest Pro
4 4 (1.61%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 3 (1.20%) Jenkins
5 3 (1.20%) jMock
6 2 (0.80%) Eclipse
6 2 (0.80%) IntelliJ
7 1 (0.40%) MSI
General
1 117 (46.99%) Finance
2 96 (38.55%) Banking
3 87 (34.94%) Front Office
4 56 (22.49%) Investment Banking
5 27 (10.84%) Financial Institution
6 15 (6.02%) Back Office
7 11 (4.42%) Telecoms
8 8 (3.21%) Legal
8 8 (3.21%) Advertising
9 2 (0.80%) International Banking
9 2 (0.80%) German Language
10 1 (0.40%) Private Banking
10 1 (0.40%) Marketing
10 1 (0.40%) French Language
10 1 (0.40%) Retail
10 1 (0.40%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 66 (26.51%) Analyst
2 47 (18.88%) Developer
3 30 (12.05%) Desktop Support
4 29 (11.65%) Support Engineer
5 25 (10.04%) Support Analyst
6 23 (9.24%) Business Analyst
6 23 (9.24%) 2nd Line Support
7 21 (8.43%) Java Developer
8 18 (7.23%) Applications Support
9 14 (5.62%) Data Analyst
10 10 (4.02%) Desktop Engineer
11 9 (3.61%) Desktop Analyst
12 8 (3.21%) Desktop Support Analyst
12 8 (3.21%) 1st Line Support
12 8 (3.21%) Administrator
12 8 (3.21%) Consultant
13 7 (2.81%) Front Office Developer
13 7 (2.81%) Market Data Analyst
13 7 (2.81%) Market Analyst
13 7 (2.81%) 1st Line Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (7.63%) Middleware
2 17 (6.83%) Spring
2 17 (6.83%) XML
3 16 (6.43%) .NET
4 15 (6.02%) JMS
4 15 (6.02%) Java EE
5 13 (5.22%) Hibernate
6 9 (3.61%) Rendezvous
7 8 (3.21%) XSLT
8 7 (2.81%) JTS
8 7 (2.81%) JTA
9 6 (2.41%) JNI
9 6 (2.41%) Web Services
9 6 (2.41%) Java SE
9 6 (2.41%) Murex Flex
9 6 (2.41%) Spring Integration
10 5 (2.01%) FpML
11 4 (1.61%) WCF
12 3 (1.20%) FIX Protocol
12 3 (1.20%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 48 (19.28%) Blackberry
2 45 (18.07%) Fixed Income
3 27 (10.84%) Hedge funds
4 20 (8.03%) Equities
5 18 (7.23%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 13 (5.22%) Derivative
6 13 (5.22%) Reference Data
7 11 (4.42%) Credit Derivative
8 8 (3.21%) Clustering
8 8 (3.21%) Market Risk
9 7 (2.81%) Computer Science
10 4 (1.61%) Credit Risk
10 4 (1.61%) Mathematics
10 4 (1.61%) Thin Client
10 4 (1.61%) Client/Server
10 4 (1.61%) Fat Client
11 3 (1.20%) Data Integration
11 3 (1.20%) Smartcard
11 3 (1.20%) Smartphone
12 2 (0.80%) Interest Rate Derivative
Operating Systems
1 109 (43.78%) Windows
2 50 (20.08%) UNIX
3 47 (18.88%) Windows 7
4 38 (15.26%) Linux
5 25 (10.04%) Windows XP
6 9 (3.61%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (3.21%) Solaris
8 7 (2.81%) Mac OS X
9 3 (1.20%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (1.20%) Windows Vista
10 2 (0.80%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.40%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.40%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.40%) Android
11 1 (0.40%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (12.05%) Asset Management
2 22 (8.84%) Electronic Trading
3 20 (8.03%) Investment Management
4 19 (7.63%) ITIL
5 16 (6.43%) Data Management
6 14 (5.62%) Service Delivery
6 14 (5.62%) Multithreading
7 13 (5.22%) OO
8 12 (4.82%) User Acceptance Testing
8 12 (4.82%) Integration Testing
9 11 (4.42%) Incident Management
9 11 (4.42%) UML
10 10 (4.02%) Agile Software Development
10 10 (4.02%) Business Analysis
11 9 (3.61%) Project Management
12 8 (3.21%) Regression Testing
12 8 (3.21%) TDD
12 8 (3.21%) Migration
12 8 (3.21%) BDD
13 7 (2.81%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 49 (19.68%) Java
2 46 (18.47%) SQL
3 18 (7.23%) C#
4 14 (5.62%) C++
5 12 (4.82%) PowerShell
6 8 (3.21%) Perl
7 6 (2.41%) VBA
7 6 (2.41%) Shell Script
8 5 (2.01%) VBScript
9 4 (1.61%) VB
10 3 (1.20%) Python
10 3 (1.20%) T-SQL
10 3 (1.20%) JavaScript
11 2 (0.80%) PL/SQL
11 2 (0.80%) C++/CLI
11 2 (0.80%) VC++
11 2 (0.80%) Scala
12 1 (0.40%) C
Qualifications
1 18 (7.23%) Degree
2 10 (4.02%) Microsoft Certification
3 9 (3.61%) MCP
4 4 (1.61%) MCDST
4 4 (1.61%) MCITP
5 3 (1.20%) MCSE
5 3 (1.20%) MCSA
5 3 (1.20%) A+ Certification
5 3 (1.20%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.81%) SLA
2 3 (1.20%) QA
3 1 (0.40%) EMIR
System Software
1 47 (18.88%) Active Directory
2 18 (7.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (3.61%) XenApp
4 4 (1.61%) Terminal Server
5 1 (0.40%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (0.40%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (0.40%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.40%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.40%) vSphere
5 1 (0.40%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.40%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 23 (9.24%) SCCM
2 12 (4.82%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 5 (2.01%) HP Quality Center
3 5 (2.01%) DameWare
4 2 (0.80%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.40%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.40%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.40%) BMC Marimba
Vendors
1 134 (53.82%) Reuters
2 51 (20.48%) Microsoft
3 43 (17.27%) ION Trading
4 39 (15.66%) Fidessa
4 39 (15.66%) Citrix
5 36 (14.46%) Oracle
6 27 (10.84%) MarketAxess
7 26 (10.44%) Murex
8 24 (9.64%) VMware
9 18 (7.23%) Lotus
10 17 (6.83%) Charles River
11 16 (6.43%) Sybase
12 15 (6.02%) Symantec
13 12 (4.82%) AppSense
13 12 (4.82%) Altiris
13 12 (4.82%) thinkFolio
14 11 (4.42%) eSpeed
14 11 (4.42%) Salesforce.com
14 11 (4.42%) Cisco
15 10 (4.02%) TIBCO
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