The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of CQG 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 CQG over the 3 months to 25 November 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 CQG, Inc.

Location
3 months to
25 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
CQG
Rank 397 408 399
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -9
Contract jobs citing CQG 16 6 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.067% 0.024% 0.013%
As % of the Vendors category 0.15% 0.053% 0.028%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 3 2
Average daily rate
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£128 £525 £306
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-75.71% +71.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £127 £505 £291
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £525 £321
UK excluding London average daily rate - - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £17.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £10.00 -
CQG
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
10511 11310 10620
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 44.15% 45.49% 46.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 7207 7453 6607
Average daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 267 241 297
Average hourly rate £17.77 £17.68 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.50% -11.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.60 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £33.00 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £18.59
% change year-on-year
-2.84% -5.86%

CQG
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing CQG across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

CQG Jobs Demand Trend in London

CQG
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing CQG across the London region.

CQG Daily Rate Trend in London

CQG
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing CQG across the London region over the 3 months to 25 November 2014.

CQG Daily Rate Histogram in London

CQG
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing CQG across the London region.

CQG Hourly Rate Trend in London

CQG
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 CQG within the London region over the 3 months to 25 November 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 - 2 - -
CQG
England

CQG
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 25 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London region citing CQG 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 CQG.

1 17 (100.00%) Windows
1 17 (100.00%) Reuters
1 17 (100.00%) Bloomberg
1 17 (100.00%) Windows 7
2 14 (82.35%) Microsoft
3 12 (70.59%) Finance
4 10 (58.82%) Wireless
4 10 (58.82%) Fat Client
4 10 (58.82%) MCDST
4 10 (58.82%) MCITP
4 10 (58.82%) Smartphone
4 10 (58.82%) Windows Vista
4 10 (58.82%) Citrix
4 10 (58.82%) Microsoft Certification
4 10 (58.82%) A+ Certification
4 10 (58.82%) Thin Client
4 10 (58.82%) Internet
4 10 (58.82%) Smartcard
4 10 (58.82%) Blackberry
4 10 (58.82%) MS Office
4 10 (58.82%) MCP
4 10 (58.82%) SharePoint
4 10 (58.82%) DHCP
4 10 (58.82%) FTP
4 10 (58.82%) DNS
5 9 (52.94%) MS Excel
6 6 (35.29%) Windows 8
7 5 (29.41%) Active Directory
8 4 (23.53%) Mac OS X
8 4 (23.53%) MS Exchange

CQG
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 25 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London region citing CQG 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 CQG. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 10 (58.82%) SharePoint
2 4 (23.53%) MS Exchange
2 4 (23.53%) Exchange Server 2007
2 4 (23.53%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 10 (58.82%) MS Office
2 9 (52.94%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 10 (58.82%) Wireless
1 10 (58.82%) Internet
1 10 (58.82%) DHCP
1 10 (58.82%) FTP
1 10 (58.82%) DNS
2 2 (11.76%) LAN
2 2 (11.76%) WAN
2 2 (11.76%) TCP/IP
2 2 (11.76%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.76%) SQL Server
General
1 12 (70.59%) Finance
2 3 (17.65%) Banking
3 1 (5.88%) Marketing
3 1 (5.88%) Front Office
3 1 (5.88%) Investment Banking
3 1 (5.88%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 10 (58.82%) Help Desk Support
1 10 (58.82%) Help Desk Support Analyst
1 10 (58.82%) Analyst
1 10 (58.82%) Support Analyst
1 10 (58.82%) Help Desk Analyst
2 8 (47.06%) 1st Line Support
2 8 (47.06%) 1st Line Support Analyst
3 4 (23.53%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.76%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 10 (58.82%) Fat Client
1 10 (58.82%) Smartphone
1 10 (58.82%) Thin Client
1 10 (58.82%) Smartcard
1 10 (58.82%) Blackberry
2 1 (5.88%) Hedge funds
2 1 (5.88%) Data Protection Act
2 1 (5.88%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 17 (100.00%) Windows
1 17 (100.00%) Windows 7
2 10 (58.82%) Windows Vista
3 6 (35.29%) Windows 8
4 4 (23.53%) Mac OS X
5 3 (17.65%) Windows XP
6 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (11.76%) UNIX
6 2 (11.76%) Solaris
6 2 (11.76%) Linux
6 2 (11.76%) SUSE
6 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (11.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (5.88%) Data Protection
1 1 (5.88%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.76%) Shell Script
1 2 (11.76%) Perl
1 2 (11.76%) Python
Qualifications
1 10 (58.82%) MCDST
1 10 (58.82%) MCITP
1 10 (58.82%) Microsoft Certification
1 10 (58.82%) A+ Certification
1 10 (58.82%) MCP
System Software
1 5 (29.41%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.88%) XenApp
2 1 (5.88%) XenDesktop
2 1 (5.88%) Microsoft App-V
Vendors
1 17 (100.00%) Reuters
1 17 (100.00%) Bloomberg
2 14 (82.35%) Microsoft
3 10 (58.82%) Citrix
4 3 (17.65%) Fidessa
5 2 (11.76%) Red Hat
5 2 (11.76%) TIBCO
5 2 (11.76%) Cisco
5 2 (11.76%) Oracle
5 2 (11.76%) ION Trading
5 2 (11.76%) Patsystems
5 2 (11.76%) EasyScreen
6 1 (5.88%) AppSense