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 February 2016 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 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Bloomberg
Rank 292 277 271
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -6
Contract jobs citing Bloomberg 117 141 138
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.55% 0.66% 0.63%
As % of the Vendors category 1.36% 1.47% 1.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 92 84
Average daily rate £325 £475 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-31.57% +50.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £187 £204 £177
10% offered a daily rate of more than £658 £550 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £850 £420 £130
% change year-on-year
+102.38% +223.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 4
Average hourly rate £21.34 £120.00 £19.85
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-82.21% +504.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £120.00 £18.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £120.00 £128.80
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
8591 9589 9860
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 40.57% 45.21% 44.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 5620 6357 6319
Average daily rate £438 £425 £418
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +1.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 148 198 221
Average hourly rate £22.00 £19.03 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.63% +2.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £36.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+22.85% +6.06%

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 February 2016.

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 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 34 £313 -30.55% 23
Docklands, London +9 3 £275 -
Canary Wharf 0 1 £275 - 1
Bloomberg
England

Bloomberg
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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.

1 145 (60.17%) Finance
2 140 (58.09%) Reuters
3 107 (44.40%) Windows
4 79 (32.78%) Banking
5 75 (31.12%) Windows 7
6 66 (27.39%) MS Office
7 57 (23.65%) Front Office
8 53 (21.99%) Blackberry
9 51 (21.16%) SQL
10 48 (19.92%) Microsoft
11 42 (17.43%) Asset Management
12 40 (16.60%) MS Excel
13 38 (15.77%) Windows XP
14 37 (15.35%) HP
15 36 (14.94%) ITIL
16 35 (14.52%) Active Directory
16 35 (14.52%) Windows Server
17 32 (13.28%) Investment Banking
18 30 (12.45%) Citrix
18 30 (12.45%) Investment Management
18 30 (12.45%) iPhone
19 29 (12.03%) Analytical Skills
19 29 (12.03%) iPad
19 29 (12.03%) VMware
20 27 (11.20%) Fixed Income
20 27 (11.20%) Derivative
21 26 (10.79%) Lotus
21 26 (10.79%) IBM Notes
22 24 (9.96%) SCCM
23 23 (9.54%) PowerShell

Bloomberg
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 26 (10.79%) IBM Notes
2 15 (6.22%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 11 (4.56%) MS Exchange
4 8 (3.32%) SharePoint
5 7 (2.90%) Skype for Business
6 5 (2.07%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (0.83%) IIS
8 1 (0.41%) Apache
8 1 (0.41%) Confluence
8 1 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.41%) JBoss
8 1 (0.41%) Oracle Workflow
8 1 (0.41%) Tomcat
Applications
1 66 (27.39%) MS Office
2 40 (16.60%) MS Excel
3 10 (4.15%) MS Visio
4 7 (2.90%) MS PowerPoint
5 6 (2.49%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 22 (9.13%) Eikon
2 12 (4.98%) Markit EDM
3 11 (4.56%) RMDS
4 6 (2.49%) thinkFolio
4 6 (2.49%) TradeThru
5 4 (1.66%) ION MarketView
5 4 (1.66%) Kondor
6 3 (1.24%) Front Arena
6 3 (1.24%) Summit
7 2 (0.83%) Hi Portfolio
8 1 (0.41%) Bloomberg TOMS
8 1 (0.41%) IntelliMatch
8 1 (0.41%) PolarLake
8 1 (0.41%) SunGard Martini
8 1 (0.41%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.24%) Cloud Computing
1 3 (1.24%) Office 365
2 2 (0.83%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 13 (5.39%) TCP/IP
2 9 (3.73%) Internet
2 9 (3.73%) LAN
2 9 (3.73%) WebEx
3 8 (3.32%) WAN
4 6 (2.49%) Firewall
4 6 (2.49%) Skype
4 6 (2.49%) SSL
5 5 (2.07%) Wi-Fi
5 5 (2.07%) Wireless
6 4 (1.66%) SAN
7 3 (1.24%) DNS
8 2 (0.83%) DHCP
8 2 (0.83%) LDAP
8 2 (0.83%) VPN
9 1 (0.41%) Ethernet
9 1 (0.41%) H.323
9 1 (0.41%) ISDN
9 1 (0.41%) Multicast
9 1 (0.41%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (6.64%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.66%) GIS
2 4 (1.66%) Oracle Database
2 4 (1.66%) Relational Database
3 2 (0.83%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (0.83%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (0.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.41%) Big Data
4 1 (0.41%) DB2
4 1 (0.41%) MS Access
4 1 (0.41%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (0.41%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.41%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 5 (2.07%) MSTest
2 4 (1.66%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (0.83%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
4 1 (0.41%) Bower
4 1 (0.41%) Cucumber
4 1 (0.41%) JIRA
4 1 (0.41%) Maven
4 1 (0.41%) Moq
4 1 (0.41%) NuGet
4 1 (0.41%) NUnit
4 1 (0.41%) ReSharper
4 1 (0.41%) Rhino Mocks
4 1 (0.41%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.41%) Yeoman
General
1 145 (60.17%) Finance
2 79 (32.78%) Banking
3 57 (23.65%) Front Office
4 32 (13.28%) Investment Banking
5 18 (7.47%) Retail
6 17 (7.05%) Retail Banking
7 12 (4.98%) Financial Institution
8 8 (3.32%) Back Office
8 8 (3.32%) Telecoms
9 4 (1.66%) International Banking
9 4 (1.66%) Legal
10 2 (0.83%) Spanish Language
11 1 (0.41%) Billing
11 1 (0.41%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 114 (47.30%) Analyst
2 48 (19.92%) Desktop Support
3 45 (18.67%) Support Analyst
4 35 (14.52%) Business Analyst
5 29 (12.03%) Support Engineer
6 26 (10.79%) Desktop Engineer
7 21 (8.71%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 19 (7.88%) 2nd Line Support
8 19 (7.88%) Developer
8 19 (7.88%) Service Desk Engineer
9 18 (7.47%) Desktop Analyst
10 17 (7.05%) 2nd Line Engineer
10 17 (7.05%) Applications Support
10 17 (7.05%) Senior Analyst
11 16 (6.64%) Data Business Analyst
12 15 (6.22%) 1st/2nd Line Desktop Support
12 15 (6.22%) 1st/2nd Line Support
12 15 (6.22%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
12 15 (6.22%) Desktop Support Analyst
13 13 (5.39%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (7.88%) FIX Protocol
2 15 (6.22%) .NET
3 9 (3.73%) HTML
4 6 (2.49%) CSS
5 5 (2.07%) .NET Framework
5 5 (2.07%) ASP.NET
6 4 (1.66%) AngularJS
6 4 (1.66%) ASP.NET MVC
6 4 (1.66%) FpML
7 3 (1.24%) HTML5
7 3 (1.24%) RabbitMQ
7 3 (1.24%) Web Services
8 2 (0.83%) Spring
8 2 (0.83%) Spring Integration
8 2 (0.83%) WPF
8 2 (0.83%) XML
9 1 (0.41%) Apache Flex
9 1 (0.41%) COM
9 1 (0.41%) JMS
9 1 (0.41%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 53 (21.99%) Blackberry
2 30 (12.45%) iPhone
3 29 (12.03%) Analytical Skills
3 29 (12.03%) iPad
4 27 (11.20%) Derivative
4 27 (11.20%) Fixed Income
5 23 (9.54%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 17 (7.05%) Equities
7 15 (6.22%) Video Conferencing
8 13 (5.39%) Hedge funds
9 10 (4.15%) BYOD
9 10 (4.15%) Equity Derivative
10 9 (3.73%) Reference Data
11 7 (2.90%) Mobile App
12 6 (2.49%) SWIFT
13 5 (2.07%) CMDB
13 5 (2.07%) Visualisation
14 4 (1.66%) Credit Derivative
15 3 (1.24%) Management Information System
15 3 (1.24%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 107 (44.40%) Windows
2 75 (31.12%) Windows 7
3 38 (15.77%) Windows XP
4 35 (14.52%) Windows Server
5 23 (9.54%) Windows Server 2003
6 17 (7.05%) Apple iOS
7 16 (6.64%) Unix
8 14 (5.81%) Android
8 14 (5.81%) Windows 8
8 14 (5.81%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (2.07%) Linux
9 5 (2.07%) Mac OS
10 4 (1.66%) Mac OS X
11 3 (1.24%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (0.41%) AIX
12 1 (0.41%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.41%) Windows 10
12 1 (0.41%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (17.43%) Asset Management
2 36 (14.94%) ITIL
3 30 (12.45%) Investment Management
4 20 (8.30%) Project Management
5 17 (7.05%) Agile Software Development
6 16 (6.64%) Migration
7 14 (5.81%) Risk Management
8 13 (5.39%) Business Analysis
8 13 (5.39%) User Acceptance Testing
9 12 (4.98%) Change Management
9 12 (4.98%) Test Scripting
10 11 (4.56%) Change Control
10 11 (4.56%) Electronic Trading
11 9 (3.73%) Analytics
11 9 (3.73%) Data Analysis
11 9 (3.73%) Validation
12 8 (3.32%) Data Cleansing
12 8 (3.32%) Problem Management
13 7 (2.90%) CRM
13 7 (2.90%) RAD
Programming Languages
1 51 (21.16%) SQL
2 23 (9.54%) PowerShell
3 18 (7.47%) VBA
4 15 (6.22%) C#
5 9 (3.73%) Java
6 8 (3.32%) C++
7 7 (2.90%) Python
8 5 (2.07%) JavaScript
9 4 (1.66%) MATLAB
9 4 (1.66%) R
10 3 (1.24%) VB
11 1 (0.41%) PHP
11 1 (0.41%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 11 (4.56%) ITIL Certification
2 9 (3.73%) Degree
3 4 (1.66%) ISEB
3 4 (1.66%) ISTQB
3 4 (1.66%) PMI Certification
4 2 (0.83%) CFA
4 2 (0.83%) MBA
5 1 (0.41%) MCP
5 1 (0.41%) MCSA
5 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.41%) PMP
5 1 (0.41%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.41%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (4.98%) QA
1 12 (4.98%) SLA
2 11 (4.56%) Data Quality
3 10 (4.15%) Solvency II
4 2 (0.83%) MiFID
4 2 (0.83%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.41%) AIFMD
5 1 (0.41%) EMIR
System Software
1 35 (14.52%) Active Directory
2 17 (7.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (2.90%) Microsoft App-V
4 6 (2.49%) Xen
5 5 (2.07%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (0.41%) NFS
6 1 (0.41%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 24 (9.96%) SCCM
2 6 (2.49%) Thomson Reuters DACS
3 4 (1.66%) Open DACS
4 1 (0.41%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.41%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (0.41%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 140 (58.09%) Reuters
2 48 (19.92%) Microsoft
3 37 (15.35%) HP
4 30 (12.45%) Citrix
5 29 (12.03%) VMware
6 26 (10.79%) Lotus
7 20 (8.30%) Apple
7 20 (8.30%) FactSet
8 14 (5.81%) Cisco
8 14 (5.81%) Fidessa
9 12 (4.98%) Dell
10 9 (3.73%) Murex
11 8 (3.32%) Polycom
12 7 (2.90%) FXall
12 7 (2.90%) ION Trading
13 6 (2.49%) Intel Security
13 6 (2.49%) Oracle
13 6 (2.49%) Tradeweb
14 5 (2.07%) Charles River
14 5 (2.07%) SunGard
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