The first table below looks at the demand for knowledge and experience of FactSet 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 FactSet over the 3 months to 18 April 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 FactSet Research Systems, Inc.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
FactSet
Rank 409 386 417
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +31
Contract jobs citing FactSet 3 3 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.012% 0.014% 0.021%
As % of the Vendors category 0.028% 0.030% 0.049%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 2
Average daily rate £425 £500 £165
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% +203.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £500 £117
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £580 £213
UK excluding London average daily rate - - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Vendors Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
10769 9954 12156
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 44.51% 46.07% 43.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 7026 6301 7353
Average daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £588
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 218 247 305
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.40 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.75 £44.50 £37.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.90 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -5.50%
FactSet
England

FactSet
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

FactSet Jobs Demand Trend in London

FactSet
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

FactSet Daily Rate Trend in London

FactSet
Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

FactSet Hourly Rate Trend in London

FactSet
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 FactSet within the London region over the 3 months to 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
City of London - - - - 3
FactSet
England

FactSet
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London region citing FactSet 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 FactSet.

1 5 (100.00%) Bloomberg
2 3 (60.00%) Charles River
2 3 (60.00%) Front Office
2 3 (60.00%) Finance
2 3 (60.00%) VMware
2 3 (60.00%) Sophis
2 3 (60.00%) Asset Management
3 2 (40.00%) SimCorp
3 2 (40.00%) Dynamics GP
3 2 (40.00%) TCP/IP
3 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (40.00%) HP
3 2 (40.00%) Windows
3 2 (40.00%) MS Exchange
3 2 (40.00%) VoIP
3 2 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (40.00%) Windows 7
4 1 (20.00%) vSphere
4 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (20.00%) Trend Micro
4 1 (20.00%) Ethernet
4 1 (20.00%) Linux
4 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
4 1 (20.00%) SQL
4 1 (20.00%) VBScript
4 1 (20.00%) VB
4 1 (20.00%) VBA
4 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
4 1 (20.00%) UNIX

FactSet
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London region citing FactSet 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 FactSet. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (40.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Dynamics GP
Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) TCP/IP
1 2 (40.00%) VoIP
2 1 (20.00%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 3 (60.00%) Front Office
1 3 (60.00%) Finance
2 1 (20.00%) Marketing
2 1 (20.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Applications Support
2 2 (40.00%) IT Support
3 1 (20.00%) Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Support Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Support Supervisor
3 1 (20.00%) IT Support Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Support Manager
3 1 (20.00%) IT Support Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Video Conferencing
1 1 (20.00%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) Windows
1 2 (40.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (20.00%) Linux
2 1 (20.00%) UNIX
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Asset Management
2 1 (20.00%) Incident Management
2 1 (20.00%) Integration Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Investment Management
2 1 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) SQL
1 1 (20.00%) VBScript
1 1 (20.00%) VB
1 1 (20.00%) VBA
System Software
1 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (20.00%) vSphere
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) Bloomberg
2 3 (60.00%) Charles River
2 3 (60.00%) VMware
2 3 (60.00%) Sophis
3 2 (40.00%) SimCorp
3 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (40.00%) HP
4 1 (20.00%) Trend Micro