The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Reuters 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 Reuters over the 3 months to 27 May 2015 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 Reuters Group PLC.

Location
3 months to
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Reuters
Rank 322 279 213
Rank change year-on-year
-43 -66
Contract jobs citing Reuters 68 127 192
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.30% 0.56% 0.89%
As % of the Vendors category 0.68% 1.27% 1.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 73 140
Average daily rate
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£350 £495 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-29.22% -1.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £209 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £615 £625 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £128 £475 £550
% change year-on-year
-73.15% -13.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 9 4
Average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £39.51
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -55.70%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £14.00
Reuters
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
10074 9998 9740
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 44.54% 44.02% 44.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 6587 6517 6100
Average daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 258 209 289
Average hourly rate £19.02 £19.00 £21.34
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.07% -10.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.09 £13.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £30.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -10.52%

Reuters
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

Reuters Jobs Demand Trend in London

Reuters
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Reuters Daily Rate Trend in London

Reuters
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Reuters across the London region over the 3 months to 27 May 2015.

Reuters Daily Rate Histogram in London

Reuters
Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Reuters Hourly Rate Trend in London

Reuters
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 Reuters within the London region over the 3 months to 27 May 2015. 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 31 £260 -38.82% 9
Canary Wharf -9 1 £500 +73.91%
Reuters
England

Reuters
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London region citing Reuters 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 Reuters.

1 115 (73.25%) Bloomberg
2 73 (46.50%) Finance
3 68 (43.31%) Windows
4 60 (38.22%) Banking
5 46 (29.30%) Linux
6 42 (26.75%) UNIX
7 35 (22.29%) Windows 7
8 30 (19.11%) SQL
8 30 (19.11%) MS Office
9 27 (17.20%) FIX Protocol
9 27 (17.20%) Front Office
10 26 (16.56%) Investment Banking
10 26 (16.56%) MS Excel
11 23 (14.65%) Firewall
12 22 (14.01%) RMDS
12 22 (14.01%) Blackberry
13 21 (13.38%) TIBCO
13 21 (13.38%) Citrix
13 21 (13.38%) Project Management
13 21 (13.38%) Active Directory
13 21 (13.38%) Fixed Income
14 19 (12.10%) TCP/IP
14 19 (12.10%) Microsoft
14 19 (12.10%) Perl
15 18 (11.46%) Python
15 18 (11.46%) Cisco
16 17 (10.83%) Red Hat
16 17 (10.83%) Rendezvous
16 17 (10.83%) Oracle
16 17 (10.83%) Back Office

Reuters
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London region citing Reuters 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 Reuters. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (3.82%) IBM Notes
1 6 (3.82%) MS Exchange
2 4 (2.55%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (0.64%) Oracle Coherence
3 1 (0.64%) IIS
Applications
1 30 (19.11%) MS Office
2 26 (16.56%) MS Excel
3 5 (3.18%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (1.27%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.64%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.64%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.64%) Adobe Premiere
5 1 (0.64%) Adobe After Effects
Business Applications
1 22 (14.01%) RMDS
2 14 (8.92%) Eikon
3 9 (5.73%) ION MarketView
4 4 (2.55%) Kondor+
4 4 (2.55%) Misys Midas
4 4 (2.55%) IntelliMatch
5 2 (1.27%) Markit EDM
6 1 (0.64%) GoldMine
6 1 (0.64%) thinkFolio
6 1 (0.64%) Oracle General Ledger
6 1 (0.64%) 3000 Xtra
6 1 (0.64%) Summit
6 1 (0.64%) LatentZero
Communications & Networking
1 23 (14.65%) Firewall
2 19 (12.10%) TCP/IP
3 17 (10.83%) Multicast
4 10 (6.37%) LAN
5 6 (3.82%) ISDN
5 6 (3.82%) WAN
6 5 (3.18%) VPN
7 4 (2.55%) DNS
7 4 (2.55%) SSL
7 4 (2.55%) VoIP
7 4 (2.55%) Internet
7 4 (2.55%) PABX
7 4 (2.55%) Cisco IOS
8 3 (1.91%) Wireshark
8 3 (1.91%) MPLS
9 2 (1.27%) OSPF
9 2 (1.27%) BGP
9 2 (1.27%) MGCP
9 2 (1.27%) H.323
9 2 (1.27%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (10.19%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.18%) MS Access
3 4 (2.55%) QlikView
4 3 (1.91%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.27%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (1.27%) DTS
6 1 (0.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.64%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (0.64%) MySQL
6 1 (0.64%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 5 (3.18%) Visual Studio
1 5 (3.18%) JIRA
2 2 (1.27%) JUnit
2 2 (1.27%) Maven
3 1 (0.64%) NUnit
3 1 (0.64%) Subversion
3 1 (0.64%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 73 (46.50%) Finance
2 60 (38.22%) Banking
3 27 (17.20%) Front Office
4 26 (16.56%) Investment Banking
5 17 (10.83%) Back Office
6 11 (7.01%) Financial Institution
7 7 (4.46%) Retail
8 5 (3.18%) Legal
9 4 (2.55%) Publishing
9 4 (2.55%) Retail Banking
10 3 (1.91%) Marketing
11 2 (1.27%) Corporate Banking
12 1 (0.64%) Private Banking
12 1 (0.64%) Telecoms
12 1 (0.64%) Law
Job Titles
1 34 (21.66%) Analyst
2 21 (13.38%) Desktop Support
3 20 (12.74%) Support Engineer
4 19 (12.10%) Support Analyst
5 18 (11.46%) Developer
6 15 (9.55%) Market Data Engineer
7 14 (8.92%) Desktop Engineer
8 11 (7.01%) Java Developer
9 10 (6.37%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 10 (6.37%) Applications Support
10 9 (5.73%) Business Analyst
11 8 (5.10%) Administrator
12 7 (4.46%) Network Engineer
12 7 (4.46%) Linux Engineer
13 6 (3.82%) Data Administrator
13 6 (3.82%) Data Analyst
13 6 (3.82%) Programme Manager
13 6 (3.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 6 (3.82%) 2nd Line Support
13 6 (3.82%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (17.20%) FIX Protocol
2 17 (10.83%) Rendezvous
3 4 (2.55%) .NET
4 3 (1.91%) WPF
4 3 (1.91%) TIBCO EMS
5 2 (1.27%) WCF
5 2 (1.27%) WinForms
6 1 (0.64%) Ajax
6 1 (0.64%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.64%) COM
6 1 (0.64%) XML
6 1 (0.64%) J2SE
6 1 (0.64%) LINQ
6 1 (0.64%) REST
6 1 (0.64%) Task Parallel Library
6 1 (0.64%) KnockoutJS
6 1 (0.64%) Gherkin
6 1 (0.64%) Unity DI Container
6 1 (0.64%) Akka
6 1 (0.64%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 22 (14.01%) Blackberry
2 21 (13.38%) Fixed Income
3 13 (8.28%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (7.64%) iPad
5 11 (7.01%) Eurex
5 11 (7.01%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 7 (4.46%) Equities
7 6 (3.82%) Reference Data
8 5 (3.18%) iPhone
8 5 (3.18%) Data Centre
8 5 (3.18%) Derivative
9 4 (2.55%) STB
9 4 (2.55%) Thin Client
9 4 (2.55%) Fat Client
9 4 (2.55%) iSeries
9 4 (2.55%) Hedge funds
10 3 (1.91%) SWIFT
10 3 (1.91%) Market Risk
10 3 (1.91%) Management Information System
10 3 (1.91%) Equity Derivative
Operating Systems
1 68 (43.31%) Windows
2 46 (29.30%) Linux
3 42 (26.75%) UNIX
4 35 (22.29%) Windows 7
5 15 (9.55%) Windows Server 2008
5 15 (9.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 13 (8.28%) Windows 8
7 12 (7.64%) Windows XP
8 11 (7.01%) Windows Server 2003
9 8 (5.10%) Solaris
10 3 (1.91%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (1.27%) Android
11 2 (1.27%) SUSE
12 1 (0.64%) Debian
12 1 (0.64%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (13.38%) Project Management
2 17 (10.83%) Electronic Trading
3 16 (10.19%) Investment Management
3 16 (10.19%) Low Latency
3 16 (10.19%) ITIL
4 12 (7.64%) Multithreading
5 11 (7.01%) Service Management
5 11 (7.01%) Change Management
6 9 (5.73%) Workflow
6 9 (5.73%) Asset Management
6 9 (5.73%) Capacity Management
7 8 (5.10%) Migration
7 8 (5.10%) Service Delivery
8 6 (3.82%) Process Management
8 6 (3.82%) CRM
8 6 (3.82%) Risk Management
8 6 (3.82%) Network Management
8 6 (3.82%) Capacity Planning
8 6 (3.82%) Time Management
9 5 (3.18%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 30 (19.11%) SQL
2 19 (12.10%) Perl
3 18 (11.46%) Python
4 14 (8.92%) Java
5 10 (6.37%) C#
5 10 (6.37%) VBA
6 9 (5.73%) PowerShell
7 6 (3.82%) Shell Script
8 5 (3.18%) C++
9 2 (1.27%) T-SQL
9 2 (1.27%) Scala
10 1 (0.64%) C-shell
10 1 (0.64%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.64%) AWK
10 1 (0.64%) Korn
10 1 (0.64%) Groovy
10 1 (0.64%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.64%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 7 (4.46%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (3.18%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (3.18%) CCNP
2 5 (3.18%) Degree
3 3 (1.91%) ISEB
3 3 (1.91%) MCSE
3 3 (1.91%) ITIL Certification
3 3 (1.91%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.64%) MCSA
4 1 (0.64%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.64%) SLA
1 1 (0.64%) Solvency II
System Software
1 21 (13.38%) Active Directory
2 7 (4.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (3.18%) Microsoft App-V
4 4 (2.55%) XenDesktop
4 4 (2.55%) vSphere
4 4 (2.55%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (0.64%) NFS
5 1 (0.64%) Samba
5 1 (0.64%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.64%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 8 (5.10%) SCCM
2 4 (2.55%) ITRS Geneos
3 1 (0.64%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.64%) Red Hat Spacewalk
Vendors
1 115 (73.25%) Bloomberg
2 21 (13.38%) TIBCO
2 21 (13.38%) Citrix
3 19 (12.10%) Microsoft
4 18 (11.46%) Cisco
5 17 (10.83%) Oracle
5 17 (10.83%) Red Hat
6 16 (10.19%) VMware
7 13 (8.28%) ION Trading
8 12 (7.64%) Fidessa
8 12 (7.64%) HP
9 11 (7.01%) Apple
10 10 (6.37%) MarketAxess
11 8 (5.10%) Currenex
11 8 (5.10%) eSpeed
12 6 (3.82%) Lotus
13 5 (3.18%) Polycom
14 4 (2.55%) FactSet
14 4 (2.55%) CQG
14 4 (2.55%) Dell
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