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 6 March 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Reuters
Rank 304 265 267
Rank change year-on-year
-39 +2
Contract jobs citing Reuters 83 120 111
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.40% 0.57% 0.56%
As % of the Vendors category 0.90% 1.27% 1.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 71 87
Average daily rate
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£525 £315 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+66.66% -37.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £184 £193 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £653 £525 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £415 £130 £575
% change year-on-year
+219.23% -77.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 0
Average hourly rate - £18.70 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
9189 9425 9006
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 44.73% 44.38% 45.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 5976 6033 5789
Average daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 173 211 232
Average hourly rate £19.00 £18.70 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.60% -1.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £14.10 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.30 £40.98
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.40 £17.50 £18.90
% change year-on-year
-0.57% -7.40%

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 6 March 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 6 March 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 +6 26 £413 +30.95% 9
Mayfair - - - -
Reuters
England

Reuters
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 6 March 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.

1 151 (80.75%) Bloomberg
2 100 (53.48%) Windows
3 81 (43.32%) Finance
4 63 (33.69%) Windows 7
5 59 (31.55%) Banking
6 51 (27.27%) MS Office
7 45 (24.06%) UNIX
8 43 (22.99%) Linux
8 43 (22.99%) Blackberry
9 41 (21.93%) Microsoft
10 40 (21.39%) Active Directory
11 39 (20.86%) SQL
12 36 (19.25%) Citrix
13 33 (17.65%) MS Excel
14 32 (17.11%) Front Office
14 32 (17.11%) FIX Protocol
15 27 (14.44%) Windows XP
16 26 (13.90%) Cisco
16 26 (13.90%) Firewall
17 24 (12.83%) Fixed Income
17 24 (12.83%) Investment Banking
17 24 (12.83%) Perl
18 23 (12.30%) SQL Server
19 22 (11.76%) Oracle
19 22 (11.76%) TCP/IP
20 21 (11.23%) Microsoft Certification
20 21 (11.23%) Electronic Trading
21 20 (10.70%) TIBCO
21 20 (10.70%) RMDS
22 19 (10.16%) CQG

Reuters
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 15 (8.02%) SharePoint
2 13 (6.95%) MS Exchange
2 13 (6.95%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 8 (4.28%) IBM Notes
4 5 (2.67%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (2.67%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (1.07%) Lync
5 2 (1.07%) WebLogic
5 2 (1.07%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.53%) TIBCO EMS
6 1 (0.53%) IIS
Applications
1 51 (27.27%) MS Office
2 33 (17.65%) MS Excel
3 3 (1.60%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.07%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 20 (10.70%) RMDS
2 10 (5.35%) Eikon
3 8 (4.28%) ION MarketView
4 5 (2.67%) Markit EDM
5 3 (1.60%) Murex MxG2000
6 2 (1.07%) 3000 Xtra
7 1 (0.53%) Summit
7 1 (0.53%) LatentZero
7 1 (0.53%) Adaptiv
7 1 (0.53%) GoldMine
7 1 (0.53%) thinkFolio
7 1 (0.53%) Oracle General Ledger
Communications & Networking
1 26 (13.90%) Firewall
2 22 (11.76%) TCP/IP
3 19 (10.16%) DNS
4 17 (9.09%) DHCP
5 15 (8.02%) Multicast
6 13 (6.95%) Internet
7 11 (5.88%) FTP
7 11 (5.88%) Wireless
8 9 (4.81%) Wireshark
9 8 (4.28%) WAN
9 8 (4.28%) LAN
10 7 (3.74%) VPN
11 5 (2.67%) Cisco IPT
12 4 (2.14%) Cisco IOS
12 4 (2.14%) VoIP
13 2 (1.07%) SAN
13 2 (1.07%) MPLS
14 1 (0.53%) OSPF
14 1 (0.53%) BGP
14 1 (0.53%) MGCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (12.30%) SQL Server
2 11 (5.88%) Relational Database
3 6 (3.21%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (1.07%) MS Access
4 2 (1.07%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.53%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (2.67%) Visual Studio
2 4 (2.14%) Maven
2 4 (2.14%) JIRA
3 3 (1.60%) Ant
4 2 (1.07%) Subversion
5 1 (0.53%) JUnit
5 1 (0.53%) NUnit
5 1 (0.53%) CruiseControl
5 1 (0.53%) Hudson
5 1 (0.53%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.53%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 81 (43.32%) Finance
2 59 (31.55%) Banking
3 32 (17.11%) Front Office
4 24 (12.83%) Investment Banking
5 13 (6.95%) Back Office
6 8 (4.28%) Financial Institution
7 7 (3.74%) Retail
8 4 (2.14%) Legal
9 3 (1.60%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.53%) Corporate Banking
10 1 (0.53%) Marketing
10 1 (0.53%) Advertising
10 1 (0.53%) Publishing
10 1 (0.53%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 55 (29.41%) Analyst
2 31 (16.58%) Support Analyst
3 27 (14.44%) Support Engineer
3 27 (14.44%) Desktop Support
4 22 (11.76%) Desktop Engineer
5 18 (9.63%) Developer
6 17 (9.09%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 15 (8.02%) Market Data Engineer
8 14 (7.49%) Applications Support
9 12 (6.42%) Help Desk Analyst
9 12 (6.42%) 1st Line Support
9 12 (6.42%) Java Developer
10 11 (5.88%) Help Desk Support
10 11 (5.88%) Consultant
11 10 (5.35%) Business Analyst
11 10 (5.35%) Help Desk Support Analyst
12 8 (4.28%) 1st Line Support Analyst
13 7 (3.74%) Network Engineer
13 7 (3.74%) 2nd Line Support
13 7 (3.74%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (17.11%) FIX Protocol
2 16 (8.56%) Rendezvous
3 5 (2.67%) Hibernate
3 5 (2.67%) Spring
4 4 (2.14%) .NET
5 3 (1.60%) WinForms
5 3 (1.60%) JMS
5 3 (1.60%) Murex Flex
5 3 (1.60%) Spring Integration
5 3 (1.60%) Akka
6 2 (1.07%) JNI
6 2 (1.07%) RESTful
6 2 (1.07%) REST
6 2 (1.07%) .NET Framework
6 2 (1.07%) Java SE
6 2 (1.07%) Java EE
6 2 (1.07%) JSON
6 2 (1.07%) J2EE
6 2 (1.07%) Web Services
6 2 (1.07%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 43 (22.99%) Blackberry
2 24 (12.83%) Fixed Income
3 17 (9.09%) Thin Client
3 17 (9.09%) Fat Client
4 15 (8.02%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 12 (6.42%) iPad
5 12 (6.42%) Analytical Skills
6 10 (5.35%) iPhone
6 10 (5.35%) Smartcard
6 10 (5.35%) Smartphone
7 9 (4.81%) Equities
8 7 (3.74%) Management Information System
8 7 (3.74%) Derivative
8 7 (3.74%) Hedge funds
8 7 (3.74%) Reference Data
9 6 (3.21%) Mobile App
10 5 (2.67%) Statistics
11 4 (2.14%) Client/Server
12 3 (1.60%) Market Risk
12 3 (1.60%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 100 (53.48%) Windows
2 63 (33.69%) Windows 7
3 45 (24.06%) UNIX
4 43 (22.99%) Linux
5 27 (14.44%) Windows XP
6 18 (9.63%) Windows Server 2008
7 14 (7.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 14 (7.49%) Windows 8
8 13 (6.95%) Windows Server 2003
9 11 (5.88%) Windows Vista
9 11 (5.88%) Solaris
10 6 (3.21%) Windows Server 2012
10 6 (3.21%) Apple iOS
11 4 (2.14%) Mac OS X
11 4 (2.14%) SUSE
12 2 (1.07%) Android
12 2 (1.07%) Windows Phone
13 1 (0.53%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (11.23%) Electronic Trading
2 15 (8.02%) ITIL
3 12 (6.42%) Asset Management
3 12 (6.42%) Investment Management
3 12 (6.42%) Low Latency
4 11 (5.88%) Business Analysis
4 11 (5.88%) Workflow
5 10 (5.35%) Multithreading
6 8 (4.28%) Project Management
6 8 (4.28%) Service Delivery
6 8 (4.28%) Change Management
7 7 (3.74%) Migration
7 7 (3.74%) Risk Management
7 7 (3.74%) Capacity Management
8 6 (3.21%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (3.21%) Incident Management
8 6 (3.21%) Disaster Recovery
8 6 (3.21%) Process Management
8 6 (3.21%) CRM
9 5 (2.67%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 39 (20.86%) SQL
2 24 (12.83%) Perl
3 17 (9.09%) Java
3 17 (9.09%) Python
4 13 (6.95%) PowerShell
5 12 (6.42%) Shell Script
6 11 (5.88%) C#
7 9 (4.81%) VBA
8 7 (3.74%) C++
9 5 (2.67%) VBScript
10 4 (2.14%) Bash Shell
11 3 (1.60%) Groovy
11 3 (1.60%) Scala
12 2 (1.07%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.53%) JavaScript
13 1 (0.53%) C-shell
13 1 (0.53%) AWK
13 1 (0.53%) Korn
13 1 (0.53%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 21 (11.23%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (6.42%) MCP
3 10 (5.35%) A+ Certification
3 10 (5.35%) MCDST
3 10 (5.35%) MCITP
4 9 (4.81%) MCSE
5 7 (3.74%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (3.21%) MCSA
6 6 (3.21%) CCNP
7 5 (2.67%) Degree
8 4 (2.14%) ISEB
8 4 (2.14%) ISTQB
9 3 (1.60%) VCP4
10 2 (1.07%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.53%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.60%) SLA
2 1 (0.53%) QA
2 1 (0.53%) Solvency II
System Software
1 40 (21.39%) Active Directory
2 14 (7.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (4.81%) Hyper-V
4 8 (4.28%) VMware Workstation
5 5 (2.67%) Xen
5 5 (2.67%) XenApp
6 4 (2.14%) XenDesktop
6 4 (2.14%) vSphere
6 4 (2.14%) MetaFrame
6 4 (2.14%) Terminal Services
6 4 (2.14%) VMware Server
7 1 (0.53%) NFS
7 1 (0.53%) Samba
7 1 (0.53%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 14 (7.49%) SCCM
2 5 (2.67%) SCVMM
3 4 (2.14%) NetBackup
3 4 (2.14%) WSUS
4 2 (1.07%) SCOM
4 2 (1.07%) ITRS Geneos
5 1 (0.53%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.53%) Red Hat Spacewalk
Vendors
1 151 (80.75%) Bloomberg
2 41 (21.93%) Microsoft
3 36 (19.25%) Citrix
4 26 (13.90%) Cisco
5 22 (11.76%) Oracle
6 20 (10.70%) TIBCO
7 19 (10.16%) CQG
8 18 (9.63%) VMware
9 17 (9.09%) Fidessa
10 16 (8.56%) Red Hat
11 14 (7.49%) ION Trading
12 10 (5.35%) HP
12 10 (5.35%) FactSet
13 9 (4.81%) Apple
14 8 (4.28%) Lotus
14 8 (4.28%) MarketAxess
15 7 (3.74%) Sybase
16 6 (3.21%) eSpeed
17 5 (2.67%) Wyse
17 5 (2.67%) Symantec
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