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 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Bloomberg
Rank 249 268 262
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -6
Contract jobs citing Bloomberg 139 134 110
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.67% 0.61% 0.56%
As % of the Vendors category 1.48% 1.36% 1.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 79 83
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£475 £300 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+58.33% -40.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £176 £175 £242
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £625 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £420 £130 £225
% change year-on-year
+223.07% -42.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 2
Average hourly rate £73.75 £19.49 £25.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+278.39% -23.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.75 £18.70 £23.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £110.75 £113.40 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £10.00 -
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
9396 9881 8972
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 45.43% 45.20% 45.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 6255 6389 5683
Average daily rate £425 £425 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £588
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 187 221 283
Average hourly rate £19.00 £18.61 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.09% -2.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.25 £33.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -13.15%

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 29 January 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Bloomberg across the London region over the 3 months to 29 January 2015.

Bloomberg Hourly Rate Histogram 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 29 January 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 +21 50 £438 +75.00% 25
Docklands, London +12 2 - -
Mayfair - - - -
Bloomberg
England

Bloomberg
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 29 January 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.

1 140 (51.28%) Reuters
2 116 (42.49%) Finance
3 107 (39.19%) Windows
4 85 (31.14%) SQL
4 85 (31.14%) Banking
5 80 (29.30%) Front Office
6 71 (26.01%) Windows 7
7 62 (22.71%) MS Office
8 55 (20.15%) Microsoft
9 50 (18.32%) UNIX
10 46 (16.85%) Active Directory
11 45 (16.48%) Blackberry
12 44 (16.12%) MS Excel
13 43 (15.75%) Asset Management
14 38 (13.92%) Windows XP
15 37 (13.55%) Investment Banking
16 36 (13.19%) Citrix
17 35 (12.82%) Linux
18 34 (12.45%) SQL Server
18 34 (12.45%) Derivative
19 31 (11.36%) Java
20 30 (10.99%) Fixed Income
21 27 (9.89%) Murex
21 27 (9.89%) Fidessa
21 27 (9.89%) thinkFolio
22 26 (9.52%) Investment Management
22 26 (9.52%) FIX Protocol
23 24 (8.79%) Back Office
23 24 (8.79%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
24 23 (8.42%) Oracle

Bloomberg
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 22 (8.06%) SharePoint
2 21 (7.69%) MS Exchange
3 12 (4.40%) IBM Notes
4 10 (3.66%) Lync
5 8 (2.93%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 7 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2003
6 7 (2.56%) WebSphere
6 7 (2.56%) WebLogic
7 5 (1.83%) Exchange Server 2010
7 5 (1.83%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (0.73%) Oracle Coherence
8 2 (0.73%) MindAlign
9 1 (0.37%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.37%) IIS
Applications
1 62 (22.71%) MS Office
2 44 (16.12%) MS Excel
3 6 (2.20%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.73%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.37%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 16 (5.86%) RMDS
2 15 (5.49%) Summit
2 15 (5.49%) Markit EDM
3 11 (4.03%) Eikon
4 9 (3.30%) LatentZero
5 8 (2.93%) Murex MxG2000
6 6 (2.20%) ION MarketView
7 3 (1.10%) Bloomberg TOMS
8 2 (0.73%) SimCorp Dimension
8 2 (0.73%) 3000 Xtra
9 1 (0.37%) SunGard APT
9 1 (0.37%) Temenos T24
9 1 (0.37%) Temenos Globus
9 1 (0.37%) Adaptiv
Communications & Networking
1 23 (8.42%) TCP/IP
2 21 (7.69%) DNS
3 20 (7.33%) DHCP
4 17 (6.23%) Firewall
5 13 (4.76%) Internet
6 11 (4.03%) FTP
7 10 (3.66%) Wireless
7 10 (3.66%) Wireshark
8 8 (2.93%) VPN
8 8 (2.93%) LAN
9 7 (2.56%) WAN
10 6 (2.20%) Multicast
11 5 (1.83%) VoIP
12 4 (1.47%) LDAP
12 4 (1.47%) Cisco IOS
12 4 (1.47%) Cisco IPT
12 4 (1.47%) Unified Communications
13 2 (0.73%) Softphone
13 2 (0.73%) IP Telephony
13 2 (0.73%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (12.45%) SQL Server
2 14 (5.13%) Relational Database
3 11 (4.03%) SQL Server 2008
4 10 (3.66%) MS Access
5 4 (1.47%) DB2
5 4 (1.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (1.10%) RDBMS
7 2 (0.73%) Data Mining
7 2 (0.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.37%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.37%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.37%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 7 (2.56%) Maven
2 5 (1.83%) Visual Studio
2 5 (1.83%) QuickTest Pro
3 3 (1.10%) JIRA
4 2 (0.73%) Subversion
4 2 (0.73%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.37%) FxCop
5 1 (0.37%) StyleCop
5 1 (0.37%) MSTest
5 1 (0.37%) Rhino Mocks
5 1 (0.37%) Moq
5 1 (0.37%) Hudson
5 1 (0.37%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.37%) ReSharper
5 1 (0.37%) CruiseControl
5 1 (0.37%) NUnit
5 1 (0.37%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.37%) IntelliJ
5 1 (0.37%) Ant
General
1 116 (42.49%) Finance
2 85 (31.14%) Banking
3 80 (29.30%) Front Office
4 37 (13.55%) Investment Banking
5 24 (8.79%) Back Office
6 8 (2.93%) Retail
7 7 (2.56%) Financial Institution
8 3 (1.10%) Retail Banking
9 2 (0.73%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.37%) Private Banking
10 1 (0.37%) Marketing
10 1 (0.37%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 106 (38.83%) Analyst
2 48 (17.58%) Support Analyst
3 34 (12.45%) Developer
4 33 (12.09%) Business Analyst
5 31 (11.36%) Applications Support
6 25 (9.16%) Support Engineer
7 22 (8.06%) Desktop Support
8 17 (6.23%) Java Developer
9 16 (5.86%) Desktop Engineer
10 15 (5.49%) 1st Line Support
10 15 (5.49%) Market Data Engineer
11 13 (4.76%) Applications Support Analyst
11 13 (4.76%) Consultant
12 12 (4.40%) Help Desk Analyst
12 12 (4.40%) 2nd Line Support
12 12 (4.40%) Help Desk Support
13 10 (3.66%) Systems Analyst
13 10 (3.66%) Desktop Support Engineer
13 10 (3.66%) Help Desk Support Analyst
13 10 (3.66%) Excel Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (9.52%) FIX Protocol
2 13 (4.76%) .NET
3 12 (4.40%) JMS
4 10 (3.66%) XML
5 9 (3.30%) Spring
5 9 (3.30%) Hibernate
6 8 (2.93%) Murex Flex
6 8 (2.93%) Spring Integration
7 7 (2.56%) Java SE
7 7 (2.56%) Java EE
7 7 (2.56%) JNI
7 7 (2.56%) XSLT
7 7 (2.56%) Middleware
8 6 (2.20%) HTML
9 4 (1.47%) WinForms
9 4 (1.47%) HTML5
10 3 (1.10%) JSON
10 3 (1.10%) Rendezvous
11 2 (0.73%) WPF
11 2 (0.73%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 45 (16.48%) Blackberry
2 34 (12.45%) Derivative
3 30 (10.99%) Fixed Income
4 24 (8.79%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 23 (8.42%) Analytical Skills
6 19 (6.96%) Thin Client
6 19 (6.96%) Fat Client
7 18 (6.59%) Equities
8 14 (5.13%) Credit Derivative
9 12 (4.40%) iPad
10 11 (4.03%) iPhone
10 11 (4.03%) Smartphone
11 10 (3.66%) Smartcard
11 10 (3.66%) Management Information System
11 10 (3.66%) Hedge funds
11 10 (3.66%) Data Integration
12 9 (3.30%) Reference Data
13 6 (2.20%) Mobile App
14 5 (1.83%) Market Risk
14 5 (1.83%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 107 (39.19%) Windows
2 71 (26.01%) Windows 7
3 50 (18.32%) UNIX
4 38 (13.92%) Windows XP
5 35 (12.82%) Linux
6 21 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
7 16 (5.86%) Windows 8
8 11 (4.03%) Windows Server 2003
9 10 (3.66%) Solaris
9 10 (3.66%) Windows Vista
10 6 (2.20%) Apple iOS
11 5 (1.83%) Mac OS X
12 4 (1.47%) Windows Server 2012
13 3 (1.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 3 (1.10%) SUSE
14 2 (0.73%) Android
14 2 (0.73%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (15.75%) Asset Management
2 26 (9.52%) Investment Management
3 22 (8.06%) ITIL
4 18 (6.59%) Fund Management
5 16 (5.86%) Business Analysis
6 13 (4.76%) Risk Management
7 12 (4.40%) Multithreading
7 12 (4.40%) Electronic Trading
7 12 (4.40%) User Acceptance Testing
8 11 (4.03%) Workflow
9 9 (3.30%) Unit Testing
9 9 (3.30%) Service Delivery
9 9 (3.30%) Project Management
10 8 (2.93%) Software Testing
11 7 (2.56%) Performance Tuning
11 7 (2.56%) Low Latency
11 7 (2.56%) Problem Management
11 7 (2.56%) Data Analysis
11 7 (2.56%) Agile Software Development
11 7 (2.56%) OO
Programming Languages
1 85 (31.14%) SQL
2 31 (11.36%) Java
3 21 (7.69%) Perl
4 19 (6.96%) VBA
5 18 (6.59%) C#
6 17 (6.23%) PowerShell
7 13 (4.76%) C++
8 11 (4.03%) Python
8 11 (4.03%) Shell Script
9 6 (2.20%) T-SQL
9 6 (2.20%) VBScript
10 3 (1.10%) Bash Shell
11 2 (0.73%) JavaScript
12 1 (0.37%) VB
Qualifications
1 15 (5.49%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (4.03%) MCP
3 10 (3.66%) A+ Certification
3 10 (3.66%) MCDST
3 10 (3.66%) MCITP
4 8 (2.93%) ISEB
5 7 (2.56%) Degree
5 7 (2.56%) ISEB Practitioner
6 6 (2.20%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (2.20%) CCNP
7 3 (1.10%) MCSE
7 3 (1.10%) CISSP
8 2 (0.73%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (0.73%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.20%) QA
2 4 (1.47%) SLA
3 1 (0.37%) EMIR
System Software
1 46 (16.85%) Active Directory
2 9 (3.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (2.93%) VMware Workstation
4 5 (1.83%) XenDesktop
5 4 (1.47%) MetaFrame
5 4 (1.47%) Terminal Services
5 4 (1.47%) VMware Server
5 4 (1.47%) Hyper-V
5 4 (1.47%) vSphere
6 3 (1.10%) XenApp
7 1 (0.37%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.37%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 18 (6.59%) SCCM
2 10 (3.66%) HP Quality Center
3 5 (1.83%) SCVMM
4 4 (1.47%) NetBackup
4 4 (1.47%) WSUS
4 4 (1.47%) ITRS Geneos
4 4 (1.47%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 2 (0.73%) Nagios
5 2 (0.73%) Control-M
5 2 (0.73%) SCOM
Vendors
1 140 (51.28%) Reuters
2 55 (20.15%) Microsoft
3 36 (13.19%) Citrix
4 27 (9.89%) Murex
4 27 (9.89%) Fidessa
4 27 (9.89%) thinkFolio
5 23 (8.42%) Oracle
6 21 (7.69%) ION Trading
7 18 (6.59%) Tradeweb
7 18 (6.59%) CQG
8 17 (6.23%) Cisco
8 17 (6.23%) Charles River
9 15 (5.49%) MarketAxess
10 14 (5.13%) Sybase
11 12 (4.40%) Lotus
11 12 (4.40%) VMware
12 10 (3.66%) TIBCO
12 10 (3.66%) Symantec
12 10 (3.66%) Apple
13 9 (3.30%) HP
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