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 30 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
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Bloomberg
Rank 278 251 222
Rank change year-on-year
-27 -29
Contract jobs citing Bloomberg 124 156 155
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.57% 0.69% 0.75%
As % of the Vendors category 1.29% 1.56% 1.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 95 116
Average daily rate
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£475 £425 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% -15.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £180 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £190 £475
% change year-on-year
+150.00% -60.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 8 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
9620 9970 9366
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 44.58% 44.01% 45.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 6285 6435 6017
Average daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £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 208 223 224
Average hourly rate £19.00 £18.70 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.60% -1.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.09 £14.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £37.50 £40.53
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £18.13
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -3.44%

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 30 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 30 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 51 £418 +12.89% 21
Docklands, London +6 1 - -
Mayfair - - - -
Bloomberg
England

Bloomberg
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 30 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.

1 150 (53.96%) Reuters
2 119 (42.81%) Finance
3 107 (38.49%) Windows
4 76 (27.34%) Banking
5 69 (24.82%) SQL
5 69 (24.82%) Front Office
6 60 (21.58%) Microsoft
7 58 (20.86%) Windows 7
8 53 (19.06%) MS Office
9 52 (18.71%) MS Excel
9 52 (18.71%) Active Directory
10 49 (17.63%) UNIX
11 43 (15.47%) Blackberry
12 41 (14.75%) SQL Server
12 41 (14.75%) Fixed Income
13 37 (13.31%) Asset Management
14 36 (12.95%) Investment Banking
14 36 (12.95%) Derivative
15 35 (12.59%) Windows XP
16 34 (12.23%) Java
17 33 (11.87%) Citrix
18 32 (11.51%) Linux
19 27 (9.71%) TCP/IP
20 25 (8.99%) Back Office
20 25 (8.99%) Perl
21 24 (8.63%) ITIL
21 24 (8.63%) Investment Management
22 23 (8.27%) Tradeweb
22 23 (8.27%) Windows Server 2008
22 23 (8.27%) Fidessa

Bloomberg
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 30 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 21 (7.55%) SharePoint
2 20 (7.19%) MS Exchange
3 12 (4.32%) Lync
4 11 (3.96%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 7 (2.52%) IBM Notes
6 6 (2.16%) Exchange Server 2003
7 4 (1.44%) MTS
7 4 (1.44%) MindAlign
8 3 (1.08%) TIBCO EMS
9 2 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2007
10 1 (0.36%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.36%) Oracle Coherence
10 1 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2010
10 1 (0.36%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.36%) IIS
10 1 (0.36%) WebSphere
Applications
1 53 (19.06%) MS Office
2 52 (18.71%) MS Excel
3 6 (2.16%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (1.80%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.72%) PowerPivot
5 2 (0.72%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 22 (7.91%) RMDS
2 21 (7.55%) thinkFolio
3 13 (4.68%) Eikon
4 11 (3.96%) LatentZero
5 10 (3.60%) Markit EDM
6 8 (2.88%) ION MarketView
7 7 (2.52%) Summit
8 3 (1.08%) Bloomberg TOMS
9 2 (0.72%) 3000 Xtra
9 2 (0.72%) Temenos T24
9 2 (0.72%) SimCorp Dimension
9 2 (0.72%) Tesseract
9 2 (0.72%) Minerva
9 2 (0.72%) Sentinel
9 2 (0.72%) Temenos Globus
10 1 (0.36%) Adaptiv
10 1 (0.36%) GoldMine
10 1 (0.36%) Murex MxG2000
10 1 (0.36%) Oracle General Ledger
10 1 (0.36%) SunGard APT
Communications & Networking
1 27 (9.71%) TCP/IP
2 21 (7.55%) DNS
3 20 (7.19%) Firewall
4 18 (6.47%) DHCP
5 14 (5.04%) Internet
6 12 (4.32%) Wireless
6 12 (4.32%) Wireshark
7 11 (3.96%) FTP
8 10 (3.60%) LAN
9 9 (3.24%) WAN
9 9 (3.24%) Multicast
10 8 (2.88%) Unified Communications
10 8 (2.88%) LDAP
10 8 (2.88%) VPN
11 6 (2.16%) VoIP
12 5 (1.80%) Cisco IPT
13 4 (1.44%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 4 (1.44%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
13 4 (1.44%) Cisco IOS
13 4 (1.44%) Softphone
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (14.75%) SQL Server
2 13 (4.68%) Relational Database
3 10 (3.60%) MS Access
4 9 (3.24%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (1.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (1.44%) DB2
6 3 (1.08%) RDBMS
7 2 (0.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.36%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.36%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (0.36%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (0.36%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.36%) Oracle BI EE
8 1 (0.36%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.36%) HBase
8 1 (0.36%) Big Data
8 1 (0.36%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 9 (3.24%) JIRA
2 7 (2.52%) Maven
3 6 (2.16%) Visual Studio
4 4 (1.44%) QuickTest Pro
5 3 (1.08%) JUnit
5 3 (1.08%) Subversion
6 2 (0.72%) Jenkins
6 2 (0.72%) NUnit
6 2 (0.72%) Selenium
7 1 (0.36%) Git (software)
7 1 (0.36%) FxCop
7 1 (0.36%) StyleCop
7 1 (0.36%) MSTest
7 1 (0.36%) Rhino Mocks
7 1 (0.36%) Moq
7 1 (0.36%) Hudson
7 1 (0.36%) CruiseControl
7 1 (0.36%) Ant
7 1 (0.36%) LoadRunner
7 1 (0.36%) Introscope
General
1 119 (42.81%) Finance
2 76 (27.34%) Banking
3 69 (24.82%) Front Office
4 36 (12.95%) Investment Banking
5 25 (8.99%) Back Office
6 10 (3.60%) Retail
7 9 (3.24%) Financial Institution
8 4 (1.44%) Publishing
8 4 (1.44%) Telecoms
9 3 (1.08%) Retail Banking
10 2 (0.72%) Corporate Banking
11 1 (0.36%) Marketing
11 1 (0.36%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 110 (39.57%) Analyst
2 49 (17.63%) Support Analyst
3 41 (14.75%) Developer
4 33 (11.87%) Business Analyst
5 28 (10.07%) Applications Support
6 27 (9.71%) Desktop Support
7 26 (9.35%) Support Engineer
8 17 (6.12%) Market Data Engineer
9 16 (5.76%) 1st Line Support
10 15 (5.40%) Applications Support Analyst
10 15 (5.40%) Desktop Engineer
11 13 (4.68%) Desktop Support Engineer
12 12 (4.32%) Help Desk Support
12 12 (4.32%) Help Desk Analyst
13 10 (3.60%) Systems Analyst
13 10 (3.60%) Help Desk Support Analyst
13 10 (3.60%) Data Analyst
13 10 (3.60%) Java Developer
13 10 (3.60%) VBA Developer
13 10 (3.60%) Excel Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (7.91%) .NET
2 20 (7.19%) FIX Protocol
3 7 (2.52%) Middleware
4 6 (2.16%) HTML
5 5 (1.80%) .NET Framework
5 5 (1.80%) WPF
5 5 (1.80%) JMS
5 5 (1.80%) CSS
6 4 (1.44%) XML
6 4 (1.44%) Rendezvous
6 4 (1.44%) WinForms
6 4 (1.44%) jQuery
7 3 (1.08%) LINQ
7 3 (1.08%) JSON
7 3 (1.08%) Spring
7 3 (1.08%) ASP.NET
7 3 (1.08%) Unity DI Container
8 2 (0.72%) Task Parallel Library
8 2 (0.72%) RESTful
8 2 (0.72%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 43 (15.47%) Blackberry
2 41 (14.75%) Fixed Income
3 36 (12.95%) Derivative
4 21 (7.55%) Equities
5 20 (7.19%) Analytical Skills
6 15 (5.40%) Fat Client
6 15 (5.40%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 15 (5.40%) Thin Client
7 12 (4.32%) Management Information System
7 12 (4.32%) Credit Derivative
7 12 (4.32%) iPad
8 11 (3.96%) Data Integration
8 11 (3.96%) Smartphone
9 10 (3.60%) Smartcard
10 9 (3.24%) iPhone
10 9 (3.24%) Reference Data
11 8 (2.88%) Hedge funds
11 8 (2.88%) Clustering
12 7 (2.52%) Eurex
13 5 (1.80%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 107 (38.49%) Windows
2 58 (20.86%) Windows 7
3 49 (17.63%) UNIX
4 35 (12.59%) Windows XP
5 32 (11.51%) Linux
6 23 (8.27%) Windows Server 2008
7 17 (6.12%) Windows 8
8 16 (5.76%) Solaris
9 11 (3.96%) Windows Server 2003
9 11 (3.96%) Windows Vista
10 6 (2.16%) Windows Server 2012
11 5 (1.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 4 (1.44%) SUSE
13 3 (1.08%) Android
14 2 (0.72%) Windows Phone
14 2 (0.72%) Apple iOS
15 1 (0.36%) Debian
15 1 (0.36%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (13.31%) Asset Management
2 24 (8.63%) ITIL
2 24 (8.63%) Investment Management
3 19 (6.83%) Fund Management
4 16 (5.76%) Electronic Trading
5 15 (5.40%) Low Latency
6 13 (4.68%) Multithreading
6 13 (4.68%) Workflow
7 12 (4.32%) Project Management
7 12 (4.32%) Business Analysis
7 12 (4.32%) Problem Management
8 11 (3.96%) Integration Testing
9 10 (3.60%) OO
9 10 (3.60%) Agile Software Development
9 10 (3.60%) Performance Tuning
10 9 (3.24%) Service Management
10 9 (3.24%) Service Delivery
11 8 (2.88%) OOD
11 8 (2.88%) Risk Management
11 8 (2.88%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 69 (24.82%) SQL
2 34 (12.23%) Java
3 25 (8.99%) Perl
4 22 (7.91%) PowerShell
5 21 (7.55%) VBA
6 18 (6.47%) C#
7 16 (5.76%) Python
7 16 (5.76%) Shell Script
8 9 (3.24%) C++
9 7 (2.52%) JavaScript
10 6 (2.16%) T-SQL
11 4 (1.44%) Bash Shell
12 3 (1.08%) VBScript
13 2 (0.72%) Scala
14 1 (0.36%) C-shell
14 1 (0.36%) AWK
14 1 (0.36%) Korn
14 1 (0.36%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 17 (6.12%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (4.32%) MCP
3 10 (3.60%) A+ Certification
3 10 (3.60%) MCDST
3 10 (3.60%) MCITP
4 8 (2.88%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (2.16%) CCNP
6 5 (1.80%) Degree
7 4 (1.44%) ISEB
7 4 (1.44%) MCSE
7 4 (1.44%) ITIL Certification
7 4 (1.44%) ISEB Practitioner
8 3 (1.08%) CISSP
9 1 (0.36%) MCSA
9 1 (0.36%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.08%) SLA
1 3 (1.08%) QA
2 1 (0.36%) EMIR
System Software
1 52 (18.71%) Active Directory
2 10 (3.60%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (2.16%) VMware Workstation
4 5 (1.80%) Microsoft App-V
5 4 (1.44%) XenDesktop
5 4 (1.44%) vSphere
6 3 (1.08%) MetaFrame
6 3 (1.08%) Terminal Services
7 2 (0.72%) VMware Server
7 2 (0.72%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.36%) XenApp
8 1 (0.36%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.36%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 16 (5.76%) SCCM
2 6 (2.16%) ITRS Geneos
3 5 (1.80%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (1.08%) SCVMM
4 3 (1.08%) Control-M
4 3 (1.08%) NetBackup
4 3 (1.08%) WSUS
5 2 (0.72%) Nagios
5 2 (0.72%) SCOM
5 2 (0.72%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 1 (0.36%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 150 (53.96%) Reuters
2 60 (21.58%) Microsoft
3 33 (11.87%) Citrix
4 23 (8.27%) Fidessa
4 23 (8.27%) Tradeweb
5 22 (7.91%) Cisco
6 18 (6.47%) Oracle
7 17 (6.12%) CQG
7 17 (6.12%) ION Trading
8 16 (5.76%) VMware
9 15 (5.40%) MarketAxess
10 14 (5.04%) TIBCO
10 14 (5.04%) HP
11 11 (3.96%) Murex
12 10 (3.60%) Apple
12 10 (3.60%) CheckPoint
13 9 (3.24%) Charles River
13 9 (3.24%) Dell
14 7 (2.52%) Sybase
14 7 (2.52%) Symantec
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £600.00 - £700.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Aston Carter
Rate: £500 - £600 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Quant Capital
Rate: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £550.00 - £680.00 per day
Posted: 23 days ago
London, South East, United Kingdom
Fidelity Worldwide Investment
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 25 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £220.00 per day
Posted: 27 days ago