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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Bloomberg
Rank 301 321 266
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -55
Contract jobs citing Bloomberg 115 112 167
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.48% 0.47% 0.67%
As % of the Vendors category 1.13% 1.03% 1.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 59 114
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£500 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £176 £172 £177
10% offered a daily rate of more than £635 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £323 £180
% change year-on-year
+55.03% +79.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 5
Average hourly rate £17.98 £15.75 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.15% -30.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £13.00 -
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
10206 10898 11475
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 43.03% 45.52% 45.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 6721 6830 7368
Average daily rate £425 £425 £423
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +0.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £580 £588
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 219 233 261
Average hourly rate £18.25 £19.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.94% -2.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.46 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £33.00 £48.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £19.30
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -9.32%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 +4 37 £500 +37.93% 19
Canary Wharf - 1 £450 -
Bloomberg
England

Bloomberg
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 (52.06%) Finance
2 96 (49.48%) Reuters
3 81 (41.75%) Windows
4 68 (35.05%) Banking
5 51 (26.29%) Front Office
6 46 (23.71%) MS Office
6 46 (23.71%) Windows 7
7 42 (21.65%) SQL
8 39 (20.10%) Investment Banking
9 36 (18.56%) C#
9 36 (18.56%) Microsoft
10 35 (18.04%) SQL Server
11 30 (15.46%) Asset Management
12 29 (14.95%) Fixed Income
12 29 (14.95%) Java
12 29 (14.95%) Blackberry
13 28 (14.43%) MS Excel
14 27 (13.92%) UNIX
14 27 (13.92%) .NET
14 27 (13.92%) Project Management
15 25 (12.89%) VBA
15 25 (12.89%) TCP/IP
15 25 (12.89%) FIX Protocol
16 24 (12.37%) Active Directory
17 23 (11.86%) Analytical Skills
18 22 (11.34%) iPad
18 22 (11.34%) Electronic Trading
19 19 (9.79%) Investment Management
20 18 (9.28%) Derivative
21 17 (8.76%) VMware

Bloomberg
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 12 (6.19%) MS Exchange
2 10 (5.15%) MTS
3 8 (4.12%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 6 (3.09%) SharePoint
4 6 (3.09%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (2.06%) IBM Notes
5 4 (2.06%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (1.03%) Oracle Coherence
7 1 (0.52%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 46 (23.71%) MS Office
2 28 (14.43%) MS Excel
3 7 (3.61%) Mingle
4 6 (3.09%) Spreadsheet
5 5 (2.58%) MS Visio
6 3 (1.55%) MS PowerPoint
7 2 (1.03%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 8 (4.12%) RMDS
1 8 (4.12%) Markit EDM
1 8 (4.12%) Eikon
2 7 (3.61%) Summit
3 6 (3.09%) thinkFolio
4 4 (2.06%) ION MarketView
5 1 (0.52%) Bloomberg TOMS
5 1 (0.52%) LatentZero
5 1 (0.52%) SimCorp Dimension
5 1 (0.52%) Kondor+
5 1 (0.52%) PolarLake
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.52%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 25 (12.89%) TCP/IP
2 14 (7.22%) DNS
3 13 (6.70%) LAN
4 12 (6.19%) WAN
5 7 (3.61%) Internet
6 6 (3.09%) DHCP
7 4 (2.06%) SSL
7 4 (2.06%) VoIP
7 4 (2.06%) Firewall
7 4 (2.06%) Wireless
7 4 (2.06%) Cisco IPT
7 4 (2.06%) Network Security
8 3 (1.55%) Multicast
8 3 (1.55%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (1.03%) HTTP
10 1 (0.52%) SNMP
10 1 (0.52%) Intranet
10 1 (0.52%) MPLS
10 1 (0.52%) OSPF
10 1 (0.52%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (18.04%) SQL Server
2 9 (4.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 7 (3.61%) Relational Database
4 6 (3.09%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.03%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (1.03%) Data Mart
5 2 (1.03%) MS Access
6 1 (0.52%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.52%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.52%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (0.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.52%) Oracle BI EE
6 1 (0.52%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.52%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.52%) HBase
6 1 (0.52%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 11 (5.67%) Selenium
2 9 (4.64%) WebDriver
2 9 (4.64%) SpecFlow
3 3 (1.55%) JIRA
4 2 (1.03%) Maven
4 2 (1.03%) JUnit
5 1 (0.52%) HP UFT
5 1 (0.52%) LoadRunner
5 1 (0.52%) Introscope
5 1 (0.52%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 101 (52.06%) Finance
2 68 (35.05%) Banking
3 51 (26.29%) Front Office
4 39 (20.10%) Investment Banking
5 14 (7.22%) Financial Institution
6 6 (3.09%) Back Office
7 5 (2.58%) Publishing
8 4 (2.06%) Telecoms
9 3 (1.55%) Retail
10 2 (1.03%) Legal
10 2 (1.03%) Advertising
10 2 (1.03%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.52%) Corporate Banking
11 1 (0.52%) Private Banking
11 1 (0.52%) Billing
11 1 (0.52%) Games
Job Titles
1 71 (36.60%) Analyst
2 39 (20.10%) Developer
3 28 (14.43%) Business Analyst
4 25 (12.89%) Desktop Support
5 22 (11.34%) Support Analyst
6 17 (8.76%) Support Engineer
7 15 (7.73%) Applications Support
7 15 (7.73%) Desktop Engineer
8 10 (5.15%) Data Analyst
8 10 (5.15%) Java Developer
8 10 (5.15%) Lead Developer
9 9 (4.64%) Architect
9 9 (4.64%) Project Manager
9 9 (4.64%) Desktop Support Analyst
9 9 (4.64%) Desktop Analyst
10 8 (4.12%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 8 (4.12%) Front Office Developer
10 8 (4.12%) Support Specialist
11 7 (3.61%) C# Developer
11 7 (3.61%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (13.92%) .NET
2 25 (12.89%) FIX Protocol
3 16 (8.25%) WPF
4 15 (7.73%) ASP.NET MVC
4 15 (7.73%) ASP.NET
5 14 (7.22%) .NET Framework
6 7 (3.61%) HTML
7 6 (3.09%) XML
8 5 (2.58%) CSS
9 4 (2.06%) Middleware
9 4 (2.06%) Spring
10 3 (1.55%) TIBCO EMS
10 3 (1.55%) Rendezvous
10 3 (1.55%) Reactive Extensions
11 2 (1.03%) Web Services
11 2 (1.03%) COM
11 2 (1.03%) WinForms
12 1 (0.52%) FpML
12 1 (0.52%) WCF
12 1 (0.52%) J2SE
Miscellaneous
1 29 (14.95%) Blackberry
1 29 (14.95%) Fixed Income
2 23 (11.86%) Analytical Skills
3 22 (11.34%) iPad
4 18 (9.28%) Derivative
5 15 (7.73%) Equities
5 15 (7.73%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 13 (6.70%) iPhone
7 11 (5.67%) Reference Data
8 10 (5.15%) Hedge funds
9 6 (3.09%) PMI
10 5 (2.58%) Equity Derivative
11 4 (2.06%) Visualisation
12 3 (1.55%) Eurex
12 3 (1.55%) Data Centre
12 3 (1.55%) CMDB
13 2 (1.03%) Credit Risk
13 2 (1.03%) Market Risk
13 2 (1.03%) SWIFT
14 1 (0.52%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 81 (41.75%) Windows
2 46 (23.71%) Windows 7
3 27 (13.92%) UNIX
4 16 (8.25%) Linux
5 15 (7.73%) Windows XP
6 13 (6.70%) Windows Server 2008
7 11 (5.67%) Windows 8
8 6 (3.09%) Android
9 5 (2.58%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (2.06%) Apple iOS
11 3 (1.55%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.52%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (15.46%) Asset Management
2 27 (13.92%) Project Management
3 22 (11.34%) Electronic Trading
4 19 (9.79%) Investment Management
5 16 (8.25%) User Acceptance Testing
6 15 (7.73%) Agile Software Development
6 15 (7.73%) MVC
6 15 (7.73%) ITIL
7 13 (6.70%) TDD
7 13 (6.70%) Low Latency
8 12 (6.19%) BDD
8 12 (6.19%) Multithreading
8 12 (6.19%) Migration
9 11 (5.67%) Business Analysis
9 11 (5.67%) Analytics
10 10 (5.15%) Mentoring
10 10 (5.15%) Service Management
11 8 (4.12%) OO
12 7 (3.61%) Data Management
12 7 (3.61%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 42 (21.65%) SQL
2 36 (18.56%) C#
3 29 (14.95%) Java
4 25 (12.89%) VBA
5 13 (6.70%) PowerShell
6 9 (4.64%) C++
7 7 (3.61%) JavaScript
7 7 (3.61%) Python
8 5 (2.58%) Shell Script
8 5 (2.58%) Perl
9 3 (1.55%) VB
10 2 (1.03%) Ruby
10 2 (1.03%) Scala
10 2 (1.03%) R
11 1 (0.52%) Groovy
11 1 (0.52%) Lingo
Qualifications
1 7 (3.61%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (3.09%) PMI Certification
3 5 (2.58%) Degree
3 5 (2.58%) ISEB
4 4 (2.06%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (1.55%) Security Cleared
6 2 (1.03%) IIBA
6 2 (1.03%) CBAP
6 2 (1.03%) MCSE
7 1 (0.52%) PMP
7 1 (0.52%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.52%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (5.15%) SLA
2 3 (1.55%) Solvency II
3 2 (1.03%) MiFID
4 1 (0.52%) QA
4 1 (0.52%) Data Quality
System Software
1 24 (12.37%) Active Directory
2 8 (4.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (2.58%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (1.55%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 6 (3.09%) SCCM
1 6 (3.09%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (1.55%) ITRS Geneos
3 2 (1.03%) AirWatch
3 2 (1.03%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 96 (49.48%) Reuters
2 36 (18.56%) Microsoft
3 17 (8.76%) Citrix
3 17 (8.76%) VMware
4 16 (8.25%) Tradeweb
4 16 (8.25%) HP
5 13 (6.70%) Murex
6 12 (6.19%) Oracle
7 10 (5.15%) Cisco
8 9 (4.64%) Dell
8 9 (4.64%) ION Trading
8 9 (4.64%) Charles River
8 9 (4.64%) eSpeed
9 8 (4.12%) Apple
10 6 (3.09%) TIBCO
10 6 (3.09%) Sybase
10 6 (3.09%) Altiris
11 4 (2.06%) Fidessa
11 4 (2.06%) Lotus
12 3 (1.55%) McAfee
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