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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Bloomberg
Rank 248 291 254
Rank change year-on-year
+43 -37
Contract jobs citing Bloomberg 166 133 130
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.72% 0.55% 0.61%
As % of the Vendors category 1.62% 1.20% 1.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 73 100
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£475 £300 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+58.33% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £129 £179 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £475 £300
% change year-on-year
-10.52% +58.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 2
Average hourly rate £66.25 £20.25 £25.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+227.24% -20.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.15 £19.64 £23.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £115.50 £20.85 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £10.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year
- -40.19%
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
10261 11129 9889
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 44.51% 45.89% 46.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 7014 7313 6197
Average daily rate £425 £425 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 246 230 300
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.20 £31.70 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.40 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.35% -10.52%

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 19 December 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
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 19 December 2014.

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 19 December 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 +23 56 £450 +56.52% 13
Docklands, London +16 2 - -
Mayfair - - - -
Bloomberg
England

Bloomberg
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

1 147 (51.04%) Reuters
2 127 (44.10%) Finance
3 119 (41.32%) Windows
4 93 (32.29%) Banking
5 85 (29.51%) Front Office
6 81 (28.13%) SQL
7 78 (27.08%) Windows 7
8 66 (22.92%) MS Office
9 55 (19.10%) Microsoft
10 53 (18.40%) UNIX
11 52 (18.06%) Active Directory
12 47 (16.32%) Investment Banking
13 43 (14.93%) Blackberry
13 43 (14.93%) MS Excel
13 43 (14.93%) Windows XP
14 41 (14.24%) Asset Management
15 40 (13.89%) Citrix
16 36 (12.50%) Linux
17 35 (12.15%) Fixed Income
18 34 (11.81%) Murex
19 32 (11.11%) Derivative
20 31 (10.76%) SharePoint
21 30 (10.42%) Oracle
21 30 (10.42%) ION Trading
22 28 (9.72%) Fidessa
22 28 (9.72%) DNS
22 28 (9.72%) DHCP
23 27 (9.38%) MS Exchange
23 27 (9.38%) SQL Server
23 27 (9.38%) Java

Bloomberg
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 31 (10.76%) SharePoint
2 27 (9.38%) MS Exchange
3 17 (5.90%) Lync
4 10 (3.47%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 9 (3.13%) IBM Notes
5 9 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2003
6 7 (2.43%) WebLogic
6 7 (2.43%) WebSphere
7 6 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2010
8 5 (1.74%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (0.69%) Oracle Coherence
9 2 (0.69%) Confluence
9 2 (0.69%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.35%) IIS
10 1 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 66 (22.92%) MS Office
2 43 (14.93%) MS Excel
3 6 (2.08%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.35%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 16 (5.56%) RMDS
2 14 (4.86%) Markit EDM
3 12 (4.17%) Summit
4 8 (2.78%) Murex MxG2000
4 8 (2.78%) LatentZero
5 7 (2.43%) Eikon
5 7 (2.43%) Bloomberg TOMS
6 6 (2.08%) ION MarketView
7 3 (1.04%) Oracle iProcurement
8 2 (0.69%) 3000 Xtra
9 1 (0.35%) Sentinel
9 1 (0.35%) SunGard APT
9 1 (0.35%) Adaptiv
9 1 (0.35%) Khalix
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.35%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 28 (9.72%) DNS
1 28 (9.72%) DHCP
2 19 (6.60%) TCP/IP
3 14 (4.86%) FTP
4 13 (4.51%) Internet
5 10 (3.47%) Wireshark
5 10 (3.47%) Wireless
5 10 (3.47%) Firewall
6 8 (2.78%) LAN
7 7 (2.43%) WAN
7 7 (2.43%) VPN
8 5 (1.74%) Multicast
9 4 (1.39%) Cisco IPT
10 3 (1.04%) IP Telephony
10 3 (1.04%) PSTN
11 2 (0.69%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 2 (0.69%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
12 1 (0.35%) ADSL
12 1 (0.35%) VoIP
12 1 (0.35%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (9.38%) SQL Server
2 12 (4.17%) SQL Server 2008
2 12 (4.17%) Relational Database
3 6 (2.08%) MS Access
4 4 (1.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (1.39%) DB2
5 2 (0.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (0.69%) NoSQL
5 2 (0.69%) Data Mining
5 2 (0.69%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.35%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (0.35%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.35%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 7 (2.43%) Maven
2 5 (1.74%) QuickTest Pro
3 4 (1.39%) JIRA
4 3 (1.04%) Visual Studio
5 2 (0.69%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (0.69%) Eclipse
5 2 (0.69%) IntelliJ
6 1 (0.35%) NUnit
6 1 (0.35%) Subversion
6 1 (0.35%) CruiseControl
6 1 (0.35%) Ant
6 1 (0.35%) Rhino Mocks
6 1 (0.35%) Moq
6 1 (0.35%) Hudson
6 1 (0.35%) MSTest
6 1 (0.35%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.35%) ReSharper
General
1 127 (44.10%) Finance
2 93 (32.29%) Banking
3 85 (29.51%) Front Office
4 47 (16.32%) Investment Banking
5 24 (8.33%) Back Office
6 14 (4.86%) Financial Institution
7 10 (3.47%) Telecoms
8 5 (1.74%) Legal
8 5 (1.74%) Retail
9 2 (0.69%) Private Banking
10 1 (0.35%) Advertising
10 1 (0.35%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.35%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 104 (36.11%) Analyst
2 50 (17.36%) Support Analyst
3 36 (12.50%) Developer
4 32 (11.11%) Business Analyst
4 32 (11.11%) Applications Support
5 29 (10.07%) Desktop Support
6 28 (9.72%) Support Engineer
7 20 (6.94%) 2nd Line Support
8 18 (6.25%) Java Developer
9 16 (5.56%) 1st Line Support
10 15 (5.21%) Desktop Engineer
11 14 (4.86%) Applications Support Analyst
12 13 (4.51%) Consultant
13 12 (4.17%) Help Desk Support
13 12 (4.17%) Help Desk Analyst
14 11 (3.82%) Market Data Engineer
15 10 (3.47%) Systems Analyst
15 10 (3.47%) Help Desk Support Analyst
16 9 (3.13%) Desktop Support Engineer
17 8 (2.78%) 1st Line Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (8.33%) FIX Protocol
2 12 (4.17%) JMS
3 10 (3.47%) Spring
3 10 (3.47%) XML
3 10 (3.47%) Hibernate
4 9 (3.13%) .NET
5 8 (2.78%) Murex Flex
5 8 (2.78%) Spring Integration
5 8 (2.78%) Middleware
6 7 (2.43%) XSLT
6 7 (2.43%) Java SE
6 7 (2.43%) Java EE
6 7 (2.43%) JNI
7 6 (2.08%) HTML
8 5 (1.74%) Rendezvous
9 4 (1.39%) HTML5
10 3 (1.04%) WinForms
10 3 (1.04%) WPF
11 2 (0.69%) JSON
11 2 (0.69%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 43 (14.93%) Blackberry
2 35 (12.15%) Fixed Income
3 32 (11.11%) Derivative
4 25 (8.68%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 20 (6.94%) Analytical Skills
6 19 (6.60%) Equities
7 18 (6.25%) Hedge funds
8 17 (5.90%) Thin Client
8 17 (5.90%) Fat Client
9 14 (4.86%) Credit Derivative
10 13 (4.51%) Reference Data
11 11 (3.82%) Management Information System
11 11 (3.82%) Smartphone
12 10 (3.47%) Data Integration
12 10 (3.47%) iPad
12 10 (3.47%) Smartcard
13 8 (2.78%) iPhone
14 7 (2.43%) Market Risk
15 6 (2.08%) Mobile App
15 6 (2.08%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 119 (41.32%) Windows
2 78 (27.08%) Windows 7
3 53 (18.40%) UNIX
4 43 (14.93%) Windows XP
5 36 (12.50%) Linux
6 17 (5.90%) Windows Server 2008
7 14 (4.86%) Windows 8
8 11 (3.82%) Windows Server 2003
9 10 (3.47%) Windows Vista
10 6 (2.08%) Apple iOS
10 6 (2.08%) Mac OS X
11 5 (1.74%) Solaris
12 4 (1.39%) Windows Server 2012
13 3 (1.04%) SUSE
13 3 (1.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 2 (0.69%) Android
14 2 (0.69%) Windows Phone
15 1 (0.35%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (14.24%) Asset Management
2 26 (9.03%) Investment Management
3 23 (7.99%) ITIL
4 19 (6.60%) Electronic Trading
5 15 (5.21%) Business Analysis
6 14 (4.86%) User Acceptance Testing
6 14 (4.86%) Fund Management
7 13 (4.51%) Data Management
8 12 (4.17%) Service Delivery
8 12 (4.17%) Risk Management
9 11 (3.82%) Multithreading
10 10 (3.47%) Migration
11 9 (3.13%) Project Management
11 9 (3.13%) Unit Testing
11 9 (3.13%) Software Testing
11 9 (3.13%) Incident Management
12 8 (2.78%) Agile Software Development
12 8 (2.78%) Workflow
13 7 (2.43%) Mentoring
13 7 (2.43%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 81 (28.13%) SQL
2 27 (9.38%) Java
3 18 (6.25%) C#
4 16 (5.56%) VBA
4 16 (5.56%) Perl
5 13 (4.51%) PowerShell
6 12 (4.17%) Python
7 11 (3.82%) C++
8 6 (2.08%) Shell Script
8 6 (2.08%) VBScript
9 3 (1.04%) T-SQL
9 3 (1.04%) Bash Shell
10 2 (0.69%) C++/CLI
10 2 (0.69%) JavaScript
10 2 (0.69%) VC++
11 1 (0.35%) VB
Qualifications
1 15 (5.21%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (3.82%) MCP
3 10 (3.47%) MCITP
3 10 (3.47%) MCDST
3 10 (3.47%) A+ Certification
4 8 (2.78%) Degree
4 8 (2.78%) ISEB
5 7 (2.43%) ISEB Practitioner
6 3 (1.04%) MCSE
6 3 (1.04%) CISSP
7 2 (0.69%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 2 (0.69%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (0.69%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (0.69%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.08%) QA
2 4 (1.39%) SLA
3 1 (0.35%) EMIR
System Software
1 52 (18.06%) Active Directory
2 12 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (2.08%) VMware Workstation
4 4 (1.39%) VMware Server
4 4 (1.39%) Hyper-V
4 4 (1.39%) XenApp
4 4 (1.39%) Terminal Server
4 4 (1.39%) Terminal Services
4 4 (1.39%) MetaFrame
5 3 (1.04%) XenDesktop
6 2 (0.69%) vSphere
7 1 (0.35%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.35%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 26 (9.03%) SCCM
2 12 (4.17%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 10 (3.47%) HP Quality Center
4 5 (1.74%) SCVMM
5 4 (1.39%) WSUS
5 4 (1.39%) NetBackup
6 2 (0.69%) SCOM
6 2 (0.69%) ITRS Geneos
6 2 (0.69%) Control-M
6 2 (0.69%) Nagios
7 1 (0.35%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.35%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.35%) BMC Marimba
Vendors
1 147 (51.04%) Reuters
2 55 (19.10%) Microsoft
3 40 (13.89%) Citrix
4 34 (11.81%) Murex
5 30 (10.42%) Oracle
5 30 (10.42%) ION Trading
6 28 (9.72%) Fidessa
7 23 (7.99%) MarketAxess
7 23 (7.99%) thinkFolio
8 21 (7.29%) Tradeweb
9 18 (6.25%) CQG
10 17 (5.90%) Cisco
11 16 (5.56%) Symantec
11 16 (5.56%) VMware
12 14 (4.86%) Charles River
13 13 (4.51%) Sybase
14 12 (4.17%) TIBCO
14 12 (4.17%) AppSense
15 11 (3.82%) Salesforce.com
15 11 (3.82%) eSpeed
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