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 12 September 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
12 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Bloomberg
Rank 295 264 259
Rank change year-on-year
-31 -5
Contract jobs citing Bloomberg 125 161 170
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.51% 0.64% 0.65%
As % of the Vendors category 1.12% 1.38% 1.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 103 114
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£350 £375 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £169 £174 £193
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £594 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 £180 £180
% change year-on-year
+143.05% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 3
Average hourly rate £12.50 £22.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.44% +50.00%
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
11186 11629 11863
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 45.81% 46.27% 45.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 7184 7542 7230
Average daily rate £425 £421 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.07% -1.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 239 265 328
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.48 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £48.84 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.70 £19.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-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 12 September 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 12 September 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 +4 46 £363 +20.83% 60
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England

Bloomberg
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 12 September 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.

1 133 (54.07%) Reuters
2 118 (47.97%) Finance
3 108 (43.90%) Windows
4 91 (36.99%) Banking
5 86 (34.96%) Front Office
6 51 (20.73%) Investment Banking
6 51 (20.73%) Microsoft
7 50 (20.33%) Windows 7
8 48 (19.51%) UNIX
8 48 (19.51%) MS Office
8 48 (19.51%) SQL
9 46 (18.70%) Fixed Income
10 45 (18.29%) Active Directory
10 45 (18.29%) Blackberry
11 44 (17.89%) Java
12 41 (16.67%) ION Trading
13 37 (15.04%) Linux
14 36 (14.63%) Fidessa
15 35 (14.23%) Oracle
16 33 (13.41%) Citrix
16 33 (13.41%) Asset Management
17 31 (12.60%) MS Excel
18 27 (10.98%) SQL Server
18 27 (10.98%) Hedge funds
18 27 (10.98%) MarketAxess
19 26 (10.57%) Murex
20 25 (10.16%) Financial Institution
21 23 (9.35%) SCCM
22 22 (8.94%) Investment Management
22 22 (8.94%) Lync

Bloomberg
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 12 September 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 (8.94%) Lync
2 19 (7.72%) MS Exchange
3 15 (6.10%) IBM Notes
3 15 (6.10%) SharePoint
4 13 (5.28%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 9 (3.66%) Exchange Server 2010
6 6 (2.44%) WebSphere
6 6 (2.44%) WebLogic
7 3 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (0.81%) Oracle Coherence
8 2 (0.81%) Confluence
8 2 (0.81%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.41%) Mule
9 1 (0.41%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.41%) CMS
9 1 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 48 (19.51%) MS Office
2 31 (12.60%) MS Excel
3 4 (1.63%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.81%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.41%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 19 (7.72%) ION MarketView
2 18 (7.32%) Markit EDM
3 11 (4.47%) Eikon
3 11 (4.47%) RMDS
4 8 (3.25%) LatentZero
5 7 (2.85%) Bloomberg TOMS
6 6 (2.44%) Murex MxG2000
7 5 (2.03%) Oracle iProcurement
8 4 (1.63%) PolarLake
9 3 (1.22%) Sentinel
10 2 (0.81%) Adaptiv
10 2 (0.81%) Tesseract
10 2 (0.81%) Minerva
10 2 (0.81%) SunGard Stream Clearvision
11 1 (0.41%) 3000 Xtra
11 1 (0.41%) Khalix
11 1 (0.41%) SimCorp Dimension
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.81%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 16 (6.50%) VPN
2 15 (6.10%) DNS
3 14 (5.69%) DHCP
4 11 (4.47%) TCP/IP
5 6 (2.44%) LAN
5 6 (2.44%) Unified Communications
6 5 (2.03%) 3G
6 5 (2.03%) PSTN
6 5 (2.03%) LDAP
6 5 (2.03%) WAN
6 5 (2.03%) FTP
6 5 (2.03%) HTTP
6 5 (2.03%) SSL
6 5 (2.03%) IP Telephony
7 4 (1.63%) Internet
8 2 (0.81%) AMQP
8 2 (0.81%) SAN
8 2 (0.81%) VoIP
9 1 (0.41%) Broadband
9 1 (0.41%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (10.98%) SQL Server
2 13 (5.28%) Relational Database
3 4 (1.63%) NoSQL
4 3 (1.22%) MySQL
4 3 (1.22%) Oracle Database
4 3 (1.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (1.22%) Oracle Database 11g
4 3 (1.22%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (0.81%) MongoDB
5 2 (0.81%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (0.81%) Crystal Reports
5 2 (0.81%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (0.41%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.41%) SQL Server 7
6 1 (0.41%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (0.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.41%) Sybase ASE
6 1 (0.41%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.41%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.41%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 10 (4.07%) JUnit
2 6 (2.44%) JIRA
3 5 (2.03%) QuickTest Pro
4 3 (1.22%) Subversion
4 3 (1.22%) jMock
4 3 (1.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (0.81%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.81%) Maven
5 2 (0.81%) Eclipse
5 2 (0.81%) IntelliJ
General
1 118 (47.97%) Finance
2 91 (36.99%) Banking
3 86 (34.96%) Front Office
4 51 (20.73%) Investment Banking
5 25 (10.16%) Financial Institution
6 12 (4.88%) Back Office
7 11 (4.47%) Telecoms
8 8 (3.25%) Legal
8 8 (3.25%) Advertising
9 2 (0.81%) International Banking
9 2 (0.81%) Private Banking
9 2 (0.81%) German Language
10 1 (0.41%) Marketing
10 1 (0.41%) French Language
10 1 (0.41%) Retail
10 1 (0.41%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 65 (26.42%) Analyst
2 43 (17.48%) Developer
3 31 (12.60%) Desktop Support
4 27 (10.98%) Business Analyst
4 27 (10.98%) Support Engineer
5 24 (9.76%) 2nd Line Support
6 22 (8.94%) Support Analyst
7 21 (8.54%) Java Developer
8 20 (8.13%) Applications Support
9 13 (5.28%) Data Analyst
10 12 (4.88%) Consultant
11 11 (4.47%) Desktop Engineer
12 8 (3.25%) Administrator
12 8 (3.25%) Desktop Analyst
13 7 (2.85%) Front Office Developer
13 7 (2.85%) Desktop Support Analyst
14 6 (2.44%) Desktop Support Engineer
14 6 (2.44%) Junior
14 6 (2.44%) Help Desk Engineer
14 6 (2.44%) Senior Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (6.10%) Middleware
2 14 (5.69%) Spring
2 14 (5.69%) .NET
2 14 (5.69%) XML
2 14 (5.69%) JMS
2 14 (5.69%) Java EE
3 12 (4.88%) Hibernate
4 9 (3.66%) Rendezvous
5 8 (3.25%) XSLT
6 7 (2.85%) JTS
6 7 (2.85%) JTA
7 6 (2.44%) JNI
7 6 (2.44%) Web Services
7 6 (2.44%) Java SE
7 6 (2.44%) Murex Flex
7 6 (2.44%) Spring Integration
8 4 (1.63%) WCF
9 3 (1.22%) HTML5
9 3 (1.22%) FIX Protocol
9 3 (1.22%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 46 (18.70%) Fixed Income
2 45 (18.29%) Blackberry
3 27 (10.98%) Hedge funds
4 20 (8.13%) Equities
5 16 (6.50%) Reference Data
5 16 (6.50%) Analytical Skills
6 15 (6.10%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 12 (4.88%) Derivative
8 10 (4.07%) Credit Derivative
9 8 (3.25%) Clustering
9 8 (3.25%) Market Risk
10 6 (2.44%) Computer Science
11 4 (1.63%) Credit Risk
11 4 (1.63%) Mathematics
11 4 (1.63%) Client/Server
11 4 (1.63%) iPhone
12 3 (1.22%) Mobile App
12 3 (1.22%) Fat Client
12 3 (1.22%) Video Conferencing
12 3 (1.22%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 108 (43.90%) Windows
2 50 (20.33%) Windows 7
3 48 (19.51%) UNIX
4 37 (15.04%) Linux
5 20 (8.13%) Windows XP
6 10 (4.07%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (3.25%) Mac OS X
7 8 (3.25%) Solaris
8 3 (1.22%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (1.22%) Apple iOS
9 2 (0.81%) Windows 8
9 2 (0.81%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.41%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.41%) Windows Vista
10 1 (0.41%) Android
10 1 (0.41%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (13.41%) Asset Management
2 22 (8.94%) Investment Management
3 21 (8.54%) Electronic Trading
4 18 (7.32%) ITIL
5 16 (6.50%) Data Management
5 16 (6.50%) Agile Software Development
6 15 (6.10%) Business Analysis
6 15 (6.10%) Mentoring
7 14 (5.69%) OO
7 14 (5.69%) Service Delivery
7 14 (5.69%) Multithreading
8 13 (5.28%) Incident Management
9 12 (4.88%) UML
10 11 (4.47%) User Acceptance Testing
11 10 (4.07%) Integration Testing
11 10 (4.07%) Project Management
12 8 (3.25%) TDD
12 8 (3.25%) BDD
13 7 (2.85%) Regression Testing
13 7 (2.85%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 48 (19.51%) SQL
2 44 (17.89%) Java
3 17 (6.91%) C#
4 13 (5.28%) C++
5 11 (4.47%) PowerShell
6 8 (3.25%) Perl
7 6 (2.44%) VBA
7 6 (2.44%) Shell Script
8 3 (1.22%) Python
8 3 (1.22%) JavaScript
8 3 (1.22%) T-SQL
8 3 (1.22%) VBScript
8 3 (1.22%) VB
9 2 (0.81%) C++/CLI
9 2 (0.81%) VC++
9 2 (0.81%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.41%) C
10 1 (0.41%) Scala
Qualifications
1 17 (6.91%) Degree
2 7 (2.85%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (2.44%) MCP
4 3 (1.22%) MCSA
4 3 (1.22%) MOS
5 2 (0.81%) MCDST
5 2 (0.81%) MCITP
5 2 (0.81%) MCSE
6 1 (0.41%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.44%) SLA
2 4 (1.63%) QA
3 1 (0.41%) EMIR
System Software
1 45 (18.29%) Active Directory
2 16 (6.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (3.66%) XenApp
4 4 (1.63%) Terminal Server
5 1 (0.41%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (0.41%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.41%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.41%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.41%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 23 (9.35%) SCCM
2 12 (4.88%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 5 (2.03%) DameWare
4 4 (1.63%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.41%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.41%) BMC Marimba
5 1 (0.41%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 133 (54.07%) Reuters
2 51 (20.73%) Microsoft
3 41 (16.67%) ION Trading
4 36 (14.63%) Fidessa
5 35 (14.23%) Oracle
6 33 (13.41%) Citrix
7 27 (10.98%) MarketAxess
8 26 (10.57%) Murex
9 21 (8.54%) VMware
10 18 (7.32%) Charles River
11 16 (6.50%) Sybase
12 15 (6.10%) Lotus
13 14 (5.69%) Symantec
13 14 (5.69%) thinkFolio
14 12 (4.88%) AppSense
14 12 (4.88%) Altiris
15 11 (4.47%) eSpeed
15 11 (4.47%) Salesforce.com
15 11 (4.47%) Cisco
16 10 (4.07%) Tradeweb
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