The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the London region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Bloomberg
Rank 251 207 197
Rank change year-on-year
-44 -10
Contract jobs citing Bloomberg 171 190 263
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.69% 0.86% 0.94%
As % of the Vendors category 1.55% 1.87% 2.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 140 188
Average daily rate £425 £500 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £250 £222
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £650 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £550 £200
% change year-on-year
-30.90% +175.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 8
Average hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -26.82%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £14.00 £14.96
% change year-on-year
- -6.41%
Vendors Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
11024 10158 12136
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 44.54% 46.21% 43.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 7174 6441 7336
Average daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £253 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 228 251 306
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.20 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £44.10 £37.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -5.00%
Bloomberg
England

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 16 April 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 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
City of London -18 57 £513 +2.50% 30
Canary Wharf +17 2 £294 -51.04%
Docklands, London -2 1 £160 -68.00%
Mayfair - - - -
Bloomberg
England

Bloomberg
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 16 April 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.

1 197 (66.78%) Reuters
2 157 (53.22%) Finance
3 146 (49.49%) Windows
4 128 (43.39%) Banking
5 101 (34.24%) Front Office
6 84 (28.47%) Windows 7
7 82 (27.80%) Blackberry
8 71 (24.07%) Fidessa
9 69 (23.39%) MS Office
10 68 (23.05%) Fixed Income
11 66 (22.37%) Microsoft
12 64 (21.69%) UNIX
13 59 (20.00%) Citrix
14 55 (18.64%) Investment Banking
15 49 (16.61%) Java
16 47 (15.93%) Active Directory
17 45 (15.25%) ION Trading
18 44 (14.92%) Linux
18 44 (14.92%) Windows XP
19 43 (14.58%) SQL
20 42 (14.24%) Equities
21 39 (13.22%) MS Excel
22 38 (12.88%) IBM Notes
22 38 (12.88%) Lotus
22 38 (12.88%) Financial Institution
23 34 (11.53%) Eikon
24 32 (10.85%) Asset Management
25 30 (10.17%) TCP/IP
26 28 (9.49%) Oracle
27 27 (9.15%) Back Office

Bloomberg
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 38 (12.88%) IBM Notes
2 19 (6.44%) MS Exchange
3 12 (4.07%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 9 (3.05%) SharePoint
5 8 (2.71%) Exchange Server 2010
6 6 (2.03%) Lync
7 5 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2003
8 3 (1.02%) Confluence
8 3 (1.02%) TIBCO EMS
9 2 (0.68%) WebSphere
9 2 (0.68%) MTS
10 1 (0.34%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.34%) MQSeries
10 1 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 69 (23.39%) MS Office
2 39 (13.22%) MS Excel
3 12 (4.07%) MS PowerPoint
4 8 (2.71%) MS Visio
5 7 (2.37%) MS Project
6 3 (1.02%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.68%) Mathematica
8 1 (0.34%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 34 (11.53%) Eikon
2 24 (8.14%) ION MarketView
3 17 (5.76%) RMDS
3 17 (5.76%) Markit EDM
4 5 (1.69%) LatentZero
5 4 (1.36%) Khalix
6 2 (0.68%) Dynamics GP
7 1 (0.34%) Murex MxG2000
7 1 (0.34%) Tesseract
7 1 (0.34%) Minerva
7 1 (0.34%) Sentinel
7 1 (0.34%) SunGard Stream Clearvision
7 1 (0.34%) 3000 Xtra
7 1 (0.34%) Oracle General Ledger
7 1 (0.34%) assyst
Communications & Networking
1 30 (10.17%) TCP/IP
2 18 (6.10%) VPN
3 17 (5.76%) WAN
3 17 (5.76%) LAN
4 16 (5.42%) DNS
5 13 (4.41%) Firewall
6 12 (4.07%) DHCP
7 10 (3.39%) Internet
8 8 (2.71%) Multicast
9 5 (1.69%) Wi-Fi
10 4 (1.36%) Network Security
10 4 (1.36%) Wireless
10 4 (1.36%) Broadband
10 4 (1.36%) FTP
10 4 (1.36%) HTTP
11 3 (1.02%) Extranet
11 3 (1.02%) 3G
11 3 (1.02%) SSL
11 3 (1.02%) SAN
11 3 (1.02%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (8.81%) SQL Server
2 10 (3.39%) Relational Database
3 7 (2.37%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (2.37%) Oracle Database
4 5 (1.69%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (1.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (1.36%) Oracle Reports
5 4 (1.36%) Oracle Database 10g
6 3 (1.02%) SQL Server 7
6 3 (1.02%) SQL Server 2000
6 3 (1.02%) RDBMS
6 3 (1.02%) MySQL
6 3 (1.02%) Crystal Reports
6 3 (1.02%) DTS
6 3 (1.02%) NoSQL
6 3 (1.02%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (0.68%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (0.68%) KDB
7 2 (0.68%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.34%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 11 (3.73%) JUnit
2 8 (2.71%) JIRA
3 6 (2.03%) Subversion
4 5 (1.69%) QuickTest Pro
4 5 (1.69%) Maven
5 3 (1.02%) Jenkins
5 3 (1.02%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 3 (1.02%) jMock
6 2 (0.68%) Mockito
7 1 (0.34%) MSI
General
1 157 (53.22%) Finance
2 128 (43.39%) Banking
3 101 (34.24%) Front Office
4 55 (18.64%) Investment Banking
5 38 (12.88%) Financial Institution
6 27 (9.15%) Back Office
7 6 (2.03%) Telecoms
8 5 (1.69%) French Language
9 4 (1.36%) Advertising
10 3 (1.02%) Manufacturing
10 3 (1.02%) German Language
11 1 (0.34%) Retail
11 1 (0.34%) Legal
11 1 (0.34%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 88 (29.83%) Analyst
2 57 (19.32%) Support Engineer
3 53 (17.97%) Desktop Support
4 39 (13.22%) Developer
5 36 (12.20%) Support Analyst
6 25 (8.47%) Desktop Engineer
7 23 (7.80%) Business Analyst
8 22 (7.46%) Data Analyst
9 21 (7.12%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 15 (5.08%) 2nd Line Support
10 15 (5.08%) Market Data Analyst
10 15 (5.08%) Market Analyst
11 13 (4.41%) Applications Support
12 9 (3.05%) Help Desk Support
12 9 (3.05%) 1st Line Support
12 9 (3.05%) Market Data Support Analyst
13 8 (2.71%) IT Support
13 8 (2.71%) Trade Floor Support Analyst
13 8 (2.71%) Market Data Engineer
13 8 (2.71%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (7.46%) Middleware
2 19 (6.44%) .NET
3 14 (4.75%) Rendezvous
4 11 (3.73%) Spring
5 9 (3.05%) XML
6 8 (2.71%) Java EE
6 8 (2.71%) JMS
7 6 (2.03%) Web Services
8 5 (1.69%) JTS
8 5 (1.69%) Hibernate
8 5 (1.69%) JTA
9 4 (1.36%) REST
9 4 (1.36%) FpML
10 3 (1.02%) MSMQ
11 2 (0.68%) JSON
11 2 (0.68%) .NET Framework
11 2 (0.68%) WCF
11 2 (0.68%) WinForms
11 2 (0.68%) MAPI
11 2 (0.68%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 82 (27.80%) Blackberry
2 68 (23.05%) Fixed Income
3 42 (14.24%) Equities
4 26 (8.81%) Hedge funds
5 19 (6.44%) iPhone
6 18 (6.10%) Credit Derivative
7 16 (5.42%) Derivative
8 14 (4.75%) Computer Science
9 13 (4.41%) Reference Data
10 10 (3.39%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 9 (3.05%) iPad
12 6 (2.03%) Credit Risk
13 4 (1.36%) Interest Rate Derivative
13 4 (1.36%) Smartphone
13 4 (1.36%) Fat Client
13 4 (1.36%) Video Conferencing
13 4 (1.36%) Smartcard
13 4 (1.36%) Thin Client
14 3 (1.02%) PDA
15 2 (0.68%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 146 (49.49%) Windows
2 84 (28.47%) Windows 7
3 64 (21.69%) UNIX
4 44 (14.92%) Linux
4 44 (14.92%) Windows XP
5 11 (3.73%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (2.37%) Mac OS X
6 7 (2.37%) Solaris
7 5 (1.69%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (1.69%) Apple iOS
7 5 (1.69%) Windows Vista
8 4 (1.36%) Android
9 3 (1.02%) AIX
9 3 (1.02%) Windows 2000
9 3 (1.02%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (1.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.34%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (10.85%) Asset Management
2 20 (6.78%) Migration
3 18 (6.10%) UML
4 17 (5.76%) Project Management
4 17 (5.76%) OO
4 17 (5.76%) User Acceptance Testing
5 16 (5.42%) Electronic Trading
6 14 (4.75%) Business Analysis
6 14 (4.75%) Risk Management
6 14 (4.75%) ITIL
7 12 (4.07%) Algorithmic Trading
8 11 (3.73%) OOD
9 10 (3.39%) Change Management
9 10 (3.39%) Data Management
10 9 (3.05%) Agile Software Development
10 9 (3.05%) Workflow
10 9 (3.05%) Investment Management
11 8 (2.71%) Incident Management
11 8 (2.71%) Multithreading
11 8 (2.71%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 49 (16.61%) Java
2 43 (14.58%) SQL
3 20 (6.78%) C++
4 13 (4.41%) C#
5 11 (3.73%) Scala
6 9 (3.05%) Perl
7 8 (2.71%) VB
8 7 (2.37%) Shell Script
8 7 (2.37%) VBA
8 7 (2.37%) T-SQL
9 6 (2.03%) PowerShell
9 6 (2.03%) VBScript
9 6 (2.03%) PL/SQL
10 5 (1.69%) Python
11 3 (1.02%) JavaScript
12 2 (0.68%) Lua
Qualifications
1 22 (7.46%) Degree
2 18 (6.10%) Microsoft Certification
3 9 (3.05%) MCP
3 9 (3.05%) MCITP
4 7 (2.37%) MCSE
4 7 (2.37%) MCDST
5 4 (1.36%) A+ Certification
6 2 (0.68%) PMP
6 2 (0.68%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.34%) MCSA
7 1 (0.34%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.69%) QA
2 4 (1.36%) SLA
3 3 (1.02%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.34%) EMIR
System Software
1 47 (15.93%) Active Directory
2 21 (7.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (1.69%) XenApp
4 4 (1.36%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (1.02%) Oracle RMAN
6 2 (0.68%) vSphere
7 1 (0.34%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 13 (4.41%) SCCM
2 5 (1.69%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 5 (1.69%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (1.02%) DameWare
4 2 (0.68%) Puppet
5 1 (0.34%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.34%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.34%) WSUS
Vendors
1 197 (66.78%) Reuters
2 71 (24.07%) Fidessa
3 66 (22.37%) Microsoft
4 59 (20.00%) Citrix
5 45 (15.25%) ION Trading
6 38 (12.88%) Lotus
7 28 (9.49%) Oracle
8 25 (8.47%) VMware
9 17 (5.76%) TIBCO
10 15 (5.08%) HP
10 15 (5.08%) Tradeweb
11 14 (4.75%) MarketAxess
12 13 (4.41%) Sybase
13 11 (3.73%) CQG
14 9 (3.05%) Murex
15 8 (2.71%) Cisco
15 8 (2.71%) Charles River
16 7 (2.37%) JBoss
16 7 (2.37%) RIMES
16 7 (2.37%) thinkFolio
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