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 March 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Bloomberg
Rank 268 261 261
Rank change year-on-year
-7 0
Contract jobs citing Bloomberg 132 137 117
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.62% 0.63% 0.58%
As % of the Vendors category 1.39% 1.41% 1.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 88 90
Average daily rate
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£500 £425 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% -15.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £193 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £632 £625 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £130 £150
% change year-on-year
+246.15% -13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 1
Average hourly rate £18.70 £18.70 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +24.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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
9501 9738 9107
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 44.74% 44.55% 45.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 6225 6222 5805
Average daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £262 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 182 216 247
Average hourly rate £19.34 £18.70 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.42% -1.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £14.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.95
% change year-on-year
- -7.65%

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 March 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 March 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 +19 48 £475 +50.79% 21
Mayfair - - - -
Bloomberg
England

Bloomberg
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 4 March 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.

1 151 (52.07%) Reuters
2 126 (43.45%) Finance
3 118 (40.69%) Windows
4 83 (28.62%) Banking
5 81 (27.93%) SQL
6 71 (24.48%) Front Office
7 69 (23.79%) Windows 7
8 66 (22.76%) Microsoft
9 61 (21.03%) MS Office
10 55 (18.97%) MS Excel
11 53 (18.28%) Active Directory
12 47 (16.21%) UNIX
13 46 (15.86%) Blackberry
14 43 (14.83%) Asset Management
15 42 (14.48%) SQL Server
16 39 (13.45%) Windows XP
16 39 (13.45%) Fixed Income
17 38 (13.10%) Investment Banking
18 34 (11.72%) Derivative
19 33 (11.38%) Linux
19 33 (11.38%) Citrix
20 31 (10.69%) Java
21 29 (10.00%) TCP/IP
22 28 (9.66%) Investment Management
23 27 (9.31%) Windows Server 2008
23 27 (9.31%) Perl
24 25 (8.62%) Fidessa
25 24 (8.28%) Back Office
25 24 (8.28%) thinkFolio
26 23 (7.93%) PowerShell

Bloomberg
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 23 (7.93%) SharePoint
2 20 (6.90%) MS Exchange
3 13 (4.48%) Lync
4 12 (4.14%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 11 (3.79%) IBM Notes
6 6 (2.07%) Exchange Server 2003
7 5 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2007
7 5 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2010
8 4 (1.38%) MindAlign
9 2 (0.69%) WebSphere
9 2 (0.69%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.34%) MTS
10 1 (0.34%) IIS
10 1 (0.34%) TIBCO EMS
10 1 (0.34%) Oracle Coherence
10 1 (0.34%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 61 (21.03%) MS Office
2 55 (18.97%) MS Excel
3 6 (2.07%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (1.03%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.69%) PowerPivot
5 2 (0.69%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 24 (8.28%) thinkFolio
2 17 (5.86%) RMDS
3 15 (5.17%) Summit
4 14 (4.83%) Markit EDM
5 12 (4.14%) Eikon
6 11 (3.79%) LatentZero
7 8 (2.76%) ION MarketView
8 4 (1.38%) Bloomberg TOMS
9 3 (1.03%) Murex MxG2000
10 2 (0.69%) 3000 Xtra
10 2 (0.69%) Temenos T24
10 2 (0.69%) Temenos Globus
10 2 (0.69%) SimCorp Dimension
10 2 (0.69%) Tesseract
10 2 (0.69%) Minerva
10 2 (0.69%) Sentinel
11 1 (0.34%) Adaptiv
11 1 (0.34%) GoldMine
11 1 (0.34%) SunGard APT
11 1 (0.34%) Oracle General Ledger
Communications & Networking
1 29 (10.00%) TCP/IP
2 23 (7.93%) DNS
3 20 (6.90%) DHCP
4 19 (6.55%) Firewall
5 13 (4.48%) Internet
6 11 (3.79%) Wireless
6 11 (3.79%) FTP
6 11 (3.79%) Wireshark
7 9 (3.10%) WAN
7 9 (3.10%) LAN
8 8 (2.76%) Unified Communications
8 8 (2.76%) Multicast
8 8 (2.76%) VPN
8 8 (2.76%) LDAP
9 5 (1.72%) VoIP
9 5 (1.72%) Cisco IPT
10 4 (1.38%) Cisco IOS
10 4 (1.38%) Softphone
11 3 (1.03%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 3 (1.03%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (14.48%) SQL Server
2 16 (5.52%) Relational Database
3 11 (3.79%) SQL Server 2008
4 10 (3.45%) MS Access
5 4 (1.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (1.38%) DB2
6 3 (1.03%) RDBMS
7 2 (0.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (0.69%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.34%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (0.34%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.34%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.34%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 8 (2.76%) Maven
2 7 (2.41%) JIRA
3 6 (2.07%) Visual Studio
4 5 (1.72%) QuickTest Pro
5 3 (1.03%) Subversion
6 2 (0.69%) Jenkins
6 2 (0.69%) JUnit
6 2 (0.69%) NUnit
7 1 (0.34%) Ant
7 1 (0.34%) CruiseControl
7 1 (0.34%) ReSharper
7 1 (0.34%) Rhino Mocks
7 1 (0.34%) Moq
7 1 (0.34%) FxCop
7 1 (0.34%) StyleCop
7 1 (0.34%) MSTest
7 1 (0.34%) Hudson
7 1 (0.34%) Git (software)
7 1 (0.34%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 126 (43.45%) Finance
2 83 (28.62%) Banking
3 71 (24.48%) Front Office
4 38 (13.10%) Investment Banking
5 24 (8.28%) Back Office
6 10 (3.45%) Retail
7 8 (2.76%) Financial Institution
8 3 (1.03%) Telecoms
8 3 (1.03%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.34%) Advertising
9 1 (0.34%) Corporate Banking
9 1 (0.34%) Private Banking
9 1 (0.34%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 113 (38.97%) Analyst
2 49 (16.90%) Support Analyst
3 37 (12.76%) Business Analyst
3 37 (12.76%) Developer
4 29 (10.00%) Applications Support
5 28 (9.66%) Support Engineer
6 26 (8.97%) Desktop Support
7 20 (6.90%) Desktop Engineer
8 17 (5.86%) Market Data Engineer
9 15 (5.17%) 1st Line Support
9 15 (5.17%) Applications Support Analyst
10 14 (4.83%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 13 (4.48%) Consultant
12 12 (4.14%) Help Desk Support
12 12 (4.14%) Help Desk Analyst
13 10 (3.45%) Excel Developer
13 10 (3.45%) Help Desk Support Analyst
13 10 (3.45%) 2nd Line Support
13 10 (3.45%) Systems Analyst
14 9 (3.10%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (6.90%) .NET
2 19 (6.55%) FIX Protocol
3 7 (2.41%) JMS
4 6 (2.07%) HTML
4 6 (2.07%) Middleware
5 5 (1.72%) CSS
5 5 (1.72%) .NET Framework
6 4 (1.38%) jQuery
6 4 (1.38%) Spring
6 4 (1.38%) XML
6 4 (1.38%) WinForms
7 3 (1.03%) Hibernate
7 3 (1.03%) Rendezvous
7 3 (1.03%) ASP.NET
7 3 (1.03%) JSON
7 3 (1.03%) WPF
7 3 (1.03%) LINQ
7 3 (1.03%) Murex Flex
7 3 (1.03%) Spring Integration
7 3 (1.03%) Unity DI Container
Miscellaneous
1 46 (15.86%) Blackberry
2 39 (13.45%) Fixed Income
3 34 (11.72%) Derivative
4 23 (7.93%) Analytical Skills
5 19 (6.55%) Equities
6 18 (6.21%) Fat Client
6 18 (6.21%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 18 (6.21%) Thin Client
7 13 (4.48%) Management Information System
7 13 (4.48%) iPhone
7 13 (4.48%) iPad
8 12 (4.14%) Credit Derivative
9 11 (3.79%) Smartphone
9 11 (3.79%) Data Integration
10 10 (3.45%) Reference Data
10 10 (3.45%) Smartcard
11 9 (3.10%) Hedge funds
12 8 (2.76%) Clustering
13 6 (2.07%) Mobile App
14 5 (1.72%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 118 (40.69%) Windows
2 69 (23.79%) Windows 7
3 47 (16.21%) UNIX
4 39 (13.45%) Windows XP
5 33 (11.38%) Linux
6 27 (9.31%) Windows Server 2008
7 17 (5.86%) Solaris
7 17 (5.86%) Windows 8
8 13 (4.48%) Windows Server 2003
9 11 (3.79%) Windows Vista
10 6 (2.07%) Windows Server 2012
10 6 (2.07%) Apple iOS
11 5 (1.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 4 (1.38%) Mac OS X
12 4 (1.38%) SUSE
13 3 (1.03%) Android
14 2 (0.69%) Windows Phone
15 1 (0.34%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (14.83%) Asset Management
2 28 (9.66%) Investment Management
3 21 (7.24%) ITIL
4 19 (6.55%) Fund Management
5 18 (6.21%) Business Analysis
6 15 (5.17%) User Acceptance Testing
7 14 (4.83%) Workflow
8 13 (4.48%) Electronic Trading
9 11 (3.79%) Agile Software Development
9 11 (3.79%) Project Management
9 11 (3.79%) Unit Testing
10 10 (3.45%) Integration Testing
10 10 (3.45%) Multithreading
10 10 (3.45%) Low Latency
11 9 (3.10%) Risk Management
11 9 (3.10%) OO
11 9 (3.10%) Performance Tuning
12 8 (2.76%) Mentoring
12 8 (2.76%) Incident Management
12 8 (2.76%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 81 (27.93%) SQL
2 31 (10.69%) Java
3 27 (9.31%) Perl
4 23 (7.93%) PowerShell
5 21 (7.24%) VBA
6 16 (5.52%) C#
6 16 (5.52%) Shell Script
7 13 (4.48%) Python
8 11 (3.79%) C++
9 7 (2.41%) JavaScript
10 6 (2.07%) T-SQL
11 5 (1.72%) VBScript
12 4 (1.38%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.34%) AWK
13 1 (0.34%) Korn
13 1 (0.34%) Groovy
13 1 (0.34%) C-shell
13 1 (0.34%) Scala
Qualifications
1 16 (5.52%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (4.14%) MCP
3 10 (3.45%) MCDST
3 10 (3.45%) MCITP
3 10 (3.45%) A+ Certification
4 8 (2.76%) ISEB
5 7 (2.41%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (2.41%) ISEB Practitioner
6 6 (2.07%) CCNP
7 5 (1.72%) Degree
8 4 (1.38%) MCSE
9 3 (1.03%) CISSP
9 3 (1.03%) VCP4
10 2 (0.69%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 2 (0.69%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.34%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.07%) QA
2 3 (1.03%) SLA
3 1 (0.34%) EMIR
System Software
1 53 (18.28%) Active Directory
2 10 (3.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (2.76%) VMware Workstation
4 4 (1.38%) Hyper-V
4 4 (1.38%) XenDesktop
4 4 (1.38%) vSphere
4 4 (1.38%) VMware Server
4 4 (1.38%) Terminal Services
4 4 (1.38%) MetaFrame
5 1 (0.34%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.34%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.34%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 16 (5.52%) SCCM
2 10 (3.45%) HP Quality Center
3 5 (1.72%) SCVMM
4 4 (1.38%) ITRS Geneos
4 4 (1.38%) WSUS
4 4 (1.38%) NetBackup
5 3 (1.03%) Control-M
5 3 (1.03%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 2 (0.69%) SCOM
6 2 (0.69%) Nagios
7 1 (0.34%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 151 (52.07%) Reuters
2 66 (22.76%) Microsoft
3 33 (11.38%) Citrix
4 25 (8.62%) Fidessa
5 22 (7.59%) Murex
6 21 (7.24%) Cisco
6 21 (7.24%) ION Trading
7 20 (6.90%) Tradeweb
8 19 (6.55%) Oracle
9 18 (6.21%) CQG
10 16 (5.52%) MarketAxess
11 13 (4.48%) VMware
12 11 (3.79%) TIBCO
12 11 (3.79%) Lotus
13 10 (3.45%) HP
13 10 (3.45%) CheckPoint
13 10 (3.45%) Charles River
14 9 (3.10%) Symantec
14 9 (3.10%) Apple
15 8 (2.76%) FactSet
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