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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Bloomberg
Rank 278 218 261
Rank change year-on-year
-60 +43
Contract jobs citing Bloomberg 123 214 163
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.52% 0.88% 0.62%
As % of the Vendors category 1.16% 1.92% 1.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 152 102
Average daily rate
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£340 £418 £444
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.56% -5.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £200 £176
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £625 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £270 £180 £133
% change year-on-year
+50.00% +35.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 3
Average hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.55% +50.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.00 - -
Vendors Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
10578 11145 11887
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 44.86% 45.95% 45.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 6690 7097 7146
Average daily rate £425 £425 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £255 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 223 289 335
Average hourly rate £19.00 £22.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.63% +12.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.80 £12.62 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.55 £48.00 £35.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-10.25% +1.50%
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 28 July 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 28 July 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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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 -28 31 £250 -41.11% 30
Docklands, London - - - -
Canary Wharf - - - -
Mayfair - - - -
Bloomberg
England

Bloomberg
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 28 July 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.

1 156 (57.14%) Reuters
2 129 (47.25%) Finance
3 123 (45.05%) Windows
4 104 (38.10%) Banking
5 90 (32.97%) Front Office
6 63 (23.08%) Fixed Income
7 60 (21.98%) Investment Banking
8 57 (20.88%) Microsoft
9 55 (20.15%) Blackberry
9 55 (20.15%) UNIX
10 53 (19.41%) MS Office
11 52 (19.05%) Java
11 52 (19.05%) ION Trading
12 50 (18.32%) Active Directory
12 50 (18.32%) Windows 7
13 46 (16.85%) Citrix
14 45 (16.48%) Fidessa
15 43 (15.75%) SQL
16 41 (15.02%) MS Excel
17 39 (14.29%) Linux
18 38 (13.92%) Financial Institution
19 33 (12.09%) Oracle
20 32 (11.72%) SQL Server
21 31 (11.36%) VMware
22 29 (10.62%) Equities
22 29 (10.62%) Asset Management
23 28 (10.26%) Hedge funds
24 25 (9.16%) ION MarketView
24 25 (9.16%) MarketAxess
24 25 (9.16%) Windows XP

Bloomberg
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 21 (7.69%) Lync
2 19 (6.96%) IBM Notes
3 18 (6.59%) MS Exchange
4 17 (6.23%) SharePoint
5 14 (5.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 8 (2.93%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (0.73%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (0.73%) WebSphere
7 2 (0.73%) TIBCO EMS
7 2 (0.73%) MTS
7 2 (0.73%) Confluence
7 2 (0.73%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.37%) MQSeries
8 1 (0.37%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.37%) CMS
8 1 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2000
8 1 (0.37%) Oracle Coherence
8 1 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.37%) Mule
8 1 (0.37%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 53 (19.41%) MS Office
2 41 (15.02%) MS Excel
3 4 (1.47%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (1.10%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.37%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 25 (9.16%) ION MarketView
2 21 (7.69%) RMDS
3 18 (6.59%) Markit EDM
4 12 (4.40%) Eikon
5 8 (2.93%) LatentZero
6 5 (1.83%) Oracle iProcurement
7 4 (1.47%) Bloomberg TOMS
7 4 (1.47%) PolarLake
8 3 (1.10%) Sentinel
9 2 (0.73%) Adaptiv
9 2 (0.73%) Khalix
9 2 (0.73%) Tesseract
9 2 (0.73%) Minerva
9 2 (0.73%) SunGard Stream Clearvision
10 1 (0.37%) 3000 Xtra
10 1 (0.37%) Murex MxG2000
10 1 (0.37%) SimCorp Dimension
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.73%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 20 (7.33%) VPN
2 18 (6.59%) DNS
3 17 (6.23%) DHCP
4 10 (3.66%) TCP/IP
4 10 (3.66%) Firewall
5 8 (2.93%) FTP
6 7 (2.56%) LAN
6 7 (2.56%) WAN
7 6 (2.20%) Internet
7 6 (2.20%) HTTP
7 6 (2.20%) Unified Communications
8 5 (1.83%) LDAP
8 5 (1.83%) PSTN
8 5 (1.83%) 3G
8 5 (1.83%) SSL
9 4 (1.47%) Wireless
9 4 (1.47%) IP Telephony
10 3 (1.10%) Broadband
11 2 (0.73%) SMS
11 2 (0.73%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (11.72%) SQL Server
2 9 (3.30%) Relational Database
3 5 (1.83%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (1.83%) NoSQL
4 4 (1.47%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (1.10%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (1.10%) Oracle Database
5 3 (1.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (1.10%) Oracle Database 11g
5 3 (1.10%) MySQL
6 2 (0.73%) KDB
6 2 (0.73%) MongoDB
6 2 (0.73%) Crystal Reports
6 2 (0.73%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (0.37%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.37%) SQL Server 7
7 1 (0.37%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (0.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.37%) Sybase ASE
7 1 (0.37%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 13 (4.76%) JUnit
2 6 (2.20%) Subversion
2 6 (2.20%) JIRA
3 5 (1.83%) Maven
3 5 (1.83%) QuickTest Pro
4 4 (1.47%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 3 (1.10%) Jenkins
5 3 (1.10%) jMock
6 2 (0.73%) Mockito
7 1 (0.37%) MSI
7 1 (0.37%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.37%) IntelliJ
General
1 129 (47.25%) Finance
2 104 (38.10%) Banking
3 90 (32.97%) Front Office
4 60 (21.98%) Investment Banking
5 38 (13.92%) Financial Institution
6 16 (5.86%) Back Office
7 12 (4.40%) Telecoms
8 8 (2.93%) Legal
8 8 (2.93%) Advertising
9 3 (1.10%) Manufacturing
9 3 (1.10%) German Language
10 2 (0.73%) International Banking
11 1 (0.37%) Private Banking
11 1 (0.37%) Marketing
11 1 (0.37%) French Language
11 1 (0.37%) Retail
Job Titles
1 78 (28.57%) Analyst
2 44 (16.12%) Developer
3 35 (12.82%) Desktop Support
4 32 (11.72%) Support Analyst
4 32 (11.72%) Support Engineer
5 24 (8.79%) Data Analyst
6 21 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support
7 20 (7.33%) Business Analyst
8 16 (5.86%) Applications Support
8 16 (5.86%) Market Data Analyst
8 16 (5.86%) Market Analyst
9 14 (5.13%) Java Developer
10 13 (4.76%) Desktop Engineer
11 12 (4.40%) Market Data Support Analyst
12 9 (3.30%) Desktop Analyst
12 9 (3.30%) 1st Line Support
13 8 (2.93%) Administrator
13 8 (2.93%) Consultant
13 8 (2.93%) Desktop Support Analyst
13 8 (2.93%) Desktop Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (8.42%) .NET
2 20 (7.33%) Middleware
3 13 (4.76%) Spring
4 11 (4.03%) Rendezvous
4 11 (4.03%) XML
5 10 (3.66%) JMS
5 10 (3.66%) Java EE
6 7 (2.56%) JTA
6 7 (2.56%) Web Services
6 7 (2.56%) Hibernate
6 7 (2.56%) JTS
7 5 (1.83%) FpML
8 4 (1.47%) WinForms
8 4 (1.47%) WCF
8 4 (1.47%) REST
9 3 (1.10%) XSLT
9 3 (1.10%) MSMQ
10 2 (0.73%) MAPI
10 2 (0.73%) J2EE
10 2 (0.73%) XBRL
Miscellaneous
1 63 (23.08%) Fixed Income
2 55 (20.15%) Blackberry
3 29 (10.62%) Equities
4 28 (10.26%) Hedge funds
5 14 (5.13%) Reference Data
6 12 (4.40%) Credit Derivative
7 11 (4.03%) Derivative
7 11 (4.03%) Computer Science
7 11 (4.03%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 8 (2.93%) Clustering
8 8 (2.93%) Market Risk
9 7 (2.56%) Credit Risk
10 4 (1.47%) Interest Rate Derivative
10 4 (1.47%) Smartphone
10 4 (1.47%) Thin Client
10 4 (1.47%) Smartcard
10 4 (1.47%) Client/Server
10 4 (1.47%) Fat Client
10 4 (1.47%) Video Conferencing
11 3 (1.10%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 123 (45.05%) Windows
2 55 (20.15%) UNIX
3 50 (18.32%) Windows 7
4 39 (14.29%) Linux
5 25 (9.16%) Windows XP
6 11 (4.03%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (3.30%) Solaris
8 6 (2.20%) Mac OS X
9 4 (1.47%) Windows Vista
10 3 (1.10%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (0.73%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.37%) AIX
12 1 (0.37%) Android
12 1 (0.37%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.37%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (10.62%) Asset Management
2 22 (8.06%) Electronic Trading
3 21 (7.69%) Data Management
4 19 (6.96%) OO
5 17 (6.23%) ITIL
5 17 (6.23%) UML
6 16 (5.86%) Investment Management
6 16 (5.86%) User Acceptance Testing
7 14 (5.13%) Incident Management
8 13 (4.76%) Multithreading
8 13 (4.76%) Project Management
8 13 (4.76%) Service Delivery
9 12 (4.40%) Integration Testing
10 11 (4.03%) Agile Software Development
10 11 (4.03%) OOD
11 10 (3.66%) TDD
12 9 (3.30%) Business Analysis
12 9 (3.30%) Migration
13 8 (2.93%) Risk Management
13 8 (2.93%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 52 (19.05%) Java
2 43 (15.75%) SQL
3 17 (6.23%) C#
4 16 (5.86%) C++
5 12 (4.40%) PowerShell
6 10 (3.66%) Perl
7 7 (2.56%) VB
7 7 (2.56%) VBA
8 6 (2.20%) VBScript
8 6 (2.20%) Shell Script
8 6 (2.20%) Scala
9 4 (1.47%) T-SQL
9 4 (1.47%) JavaScript
10 2 (0.73%) PL/SQL
10 2 (0.73%) C++/CLI
10 2 (0.73%) VC++
10 2 (0.73%) Python
11 1 (0.37%) C
Qualifications
1 24 (8.79%) Degree
2 15 (5.49%) Microsoft Certification
3 12 (4.40%) MCP
4 7 (2.56%) MCITP
5 6 (2.20%) MCDST
6 5 (1.83%) MCSE
7 4 (1.47%) A+ Certification
8 3 (1.10%) MOS
8 3 (1.10%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.20%) SLA
2 3 (1.10%) QA
3 1 (0.37%) EMIR
System Software
1 50 (18.32%) Active Directory
2 24 (8.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (2.93%) XenApp
4 4 (1.47%) Terminal Server
5 1 (0.37%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (0.37%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (0.37%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.37%) vSphere
5 1 (0.37%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.37%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 24 (8.79%) SCCM
2 11 (4.03%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 5 (1.83%) HP Quality Center
3 5 (1.83%) DameWare
4 3 (1.10%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.37%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.37%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.37%) BMC Marimba
Vendors
1 156 (57.14%) Reuters
2 57 (20.88%) Microsoft
3 52 (19.05%) ION Trading
4 46 (16.85%) Citrix
5 45 (16.48%) Fidessa
6 33 (12.09%) Oracle
7 31 (11.36%) VMware
8 25 (9.16%) MarketAxess
9 19 (6.96%) Murex
9 19 (6.96%) Lotus
10 14 (5.13%) Symantec
11 13 (4.76%) Sybase
11 13 (4.76%) Tradeweb
12 12 (4.40%) Altiris
12 12 (4.40%) eSpeed
12 12 (4.40%) Cisco
12 12 (4.40%) TIBCO
13 11 (4.03%) CQG
13 11 (4.03%) AppSense
14 10 (3.66%) Salesforce.com
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