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 19 September 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 Reuters Group PLC.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Reuters
Rank 316 283 256
Rank change year-on-year
-33 -27
Contract jobs citing Reuters 104 153 155
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.42% 0.61% 0.60%
As % of the Vendors category 0.93% 1.32% 1.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 96 88
Average daily rate
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£350 £450 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.22% +16.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £174 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £618 £600 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £180 £180
% change year-on-year
+118.05% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Average hourly rate £12.50 £22.00 £17.87
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-43.18% +23.14%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.00 - -
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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
11240 11609 11761
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 45.89% 46.19% 45.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 7272 7557 7142
Average daily rate £425 £420 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.13% -1.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £580 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 244 256 334
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.56% +2.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.46 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £48.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.97 £19.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-0.18% +2.70%

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 19 September 2014.

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 19 September 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 -4 29 £340 +23.63% 11
Reuters
England

Reuters
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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.

1 127 (60.19%) Bloomberg
2 97 (45.97%) Finance
3 90 (42.65%) Windows
4 73 (34.60%) Banking
5 59 (27.96%) SQL
6 57 (27.01%) Linux
7 55 (26.07%) UNIX
8 53 (25.12%) Front Office
9 52 (24.64%) Fixed Income
10 46 (21.80%) Electronic Trading
11 43 (20.38%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 42 (19.91%) TIBCO
13 41 (19.43%) Rendezvous
14 39 (18.48%) MS Office
15 38 (18.01%) Investment Banking
16 37 (17.54%) Windows 7
17 36 (17.06%) Blackberry
18 35 (16.59%) MarketAxess
19 34 (16.11%) Project Management
19 34 (16.11%) Perl
20 33 (15.64%) Java
20 33 (15.64%) Oracle
20 33 (15.64%) Microsoft
21 31 (14.69%) Active Directory
21 31 (14.69%) Citrix
21 31 (14.69%) Low Latency
22 28 (13.27%) Firewall
22 28 (13.27%) Red Hat
22 28 (13.27%) Python
23 27 (12.80%) MS Excel

Reuters
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 13 (6.16%) MS Exchange
2 12 (5.69%) IBM Notes
3 11 (5.21%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 8 (3.79%) Exchange Server 2010
5 6 (2.84%) WebLogic
5 6 (2.84%) WebSphere
6 3 (1.42%) SharePoint
7 2 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (0.95%) Oracle Coherence
7 2 (0.95%) Confluence
8 1 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 39 (18.48%) MS Office
2 27 (12.80%) MS Excel
3 6 (2.84%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (1.90%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (1.42%) MS Project
6 1 (0.47%) Adobe Captivate
6 1 (0.47%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 22 (10.43%) RMDS
2 9 (4.27%) Eikon
3 6 (2.84%) Murex MxG2000
3 6 (2.84%) LatentZero
3 6 (2.84%) Markit EDM
3 6 (2.84%) ION MarketView
4 5 (2.37%) Oracle iProcurement
5 3 (1.42%) Dynamics CRM
5 3 (1.42%) Kondor+
5 3 (1.42%) Sentinel
6 2 (0.95%) Tesseract
6 2 (0.95%) Minerva
6 2 (0.95%) 3000 Xtra
6 2 (0.95%) SunGard Stream Clearvision
7 1 (0.47%) SimCorp Dimension
7 1 (0.47%) Temenos T24
7 1 (0.47%) FLEXCUBE
7 1 (0.47%) Khalix
7 1 (0.47%) LongView
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.47%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 28 (13.27%) Firewall
2 25 (11.85%) Multicast
3 13 (6.16%) TCP/IP
3 13 (6.16%) VPN
4 7 (3.32%) HTTP
5 5 (2.37%) SSL
5 5 (2.37%) 3G
5 5 (2.37%) PSTN
5 5 (2.37%) FTP
6 4 (1.90%) LAN
6 4 (1.90%) IP Telephony
7 3 (1.42%) Internet
7 3 (1.42%) DHCP
7 3 (1.42%) WAN
7 3 (1.42%) DNS
8 2 (0.95%) SSH
8 2 (0.95%) Cisco Nexus
9 1 (0.47%) NAS
9 1 (0.47%) Cisco IPT
9 1 (0.47%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (10.43%) SQL Server
2 7 (3.32%) Relational Database
3 4 (1.90%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (1.90%) NoSQL
4 2 (0.95%) Oracle Database 10g
4 2 (0.95%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (0.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (0.95%) KDB
4 2 (0.95%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (0.95%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.47%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.47%) Spotfire
5 1 (0.47%) Text Mining
5 1 (0.47%) SQL Server 7
5 1 (0.47%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (0.47%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.47%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.47%) DTS
5 1 (0.47%) MS Access
5 1 (0.47%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 7 (3.32%) JUnit
2 3 (1.42%) Eclipse
3 2 (0.95%) IntelliJ
3 2 (0.95%) JIRA
3 2 (0.95%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 97 (45.97%) Finance
2 73 (34.60%) Banking
3 53 (25.12%) Front Office
4 38 (18.01%) Investment Banking
5 23 (10.90%) Financial Institution
6 10 (4.74%) Back Office
7 8 (3.79%) Legal
8 5 (2.37%) Telecoms
9 4 (1.90%) French Language
9 4 (1.90%) Private Banking
10 2 (0.95%) Law
10 2 (0.95%) German Language
10 2 (0.95%) International Banking
11 1 (0.47%) Corporate Banking
11 1 (0.47%) Retail
11 1 (0.47%) Publishing
11 1 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 50 (23.70%) Analyst
2 36 (17.06%) Applications Support
3 31 (14.69%) Developer
4 23 (10.90%) Desktop Support
5 22 (10.43%) Support Analyst
5 22 (10.43%) Support Engineer
6 21 (9.95%) Linux Support
7 19 (9.00%) Business Analyst
8 18 (8.53%) Java Developer
9 13 (6.16%) Desktop Engineer
10 12 (5.69%) Consultant
11 9 (4.27%) Applications Support Analyst
12 8 (3.79%) 2nd Line Support
13 7 (3.32%) Market Data Engineer
13 7 (3.32%) Desktop Support Engineer
13 7 (3.32%) Front Office Developer
14 6 (2.84%) Project Manager
14 6 (2.84%) Junior
14 6 (2.84%) Administrator
14 6 (2.84%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (19.43%) Rendezvous
2 10 (4.74%) XML
3 9 (4.27%) .NET
4 8 (3.79%) Hibernate
4 8 (3.79%) Spring
5 7 (3.32%) XSLT
6 6 (2.84%) JMS
6 6 (2.84%) JNI
6 6 (2.84%) Spring Integration
6 6 (2.84%) Murex Flex
6 6 (2.84%) Java SE
6 6 (2.84%) Java EE
7 2 (0.95%) Web Services
7 2 (0.95%) WinForms
7 2 (0.95%) WCF
7 2 (0.95%) WPF
8 1 (0.47%) REST
8 1 (0.47%) Murex MxML
8 1 (0.47%) WSDL
8 1 (0.47%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 52 (24.64%) Fixed Income
2 43 (20.38%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 36 (17.06%) Blackberry
4 21 (9.95%) Hedge funds
5 19 (9.00%) Equities
6 18 (8.53%) Analytical Skills
7 11 (5.21%) Derivative
8 10 (4.74%) Reference Data
9 6 (2.84%) Equity Derivative
10 5 (2.37%) Fat Client
10 5 (2.37%) Market Risk
10 5 (2.37%) Computer Science
10 5 (2.37%) Thin Client
10 5 (2.37%) Client/Server
11 4 (1.90%) Credit Risk
11 4 (1.90%) Mathematics
11 4 (1.90%) Mobile App
12 3 (1.42%) SWIFT
12 3 (1.42%) iPad
12 3 (1.42%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 90 (42.65%) Windows
2 57 (27.01%) Linux
3 55 (26.07%) UNIX
4 37 (17.54%) Windows 7
5 26 (12.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 9 (4.27%) Windows XP
7 7 (3.32%) Mac OS X
8 6 (2.84%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (1.42%) Apple iOS
9 3 (1.42%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (0.95%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.47%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.47%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.47%) AIX
11 1 (0.47%) Solaris
11 1 (0.47%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (21.80%) Electronic Trading
2 34 (16.11%) Project Management
3 31 (14.69%) Low Latency
4 26 (12.32%) Change Management
5 23 (10.90%) Capacity Management
6 16 (7.58%) ITIL
7 14 (6.64%) Multithreading
8 12 (5.69%) Incident Management
9 10 (4.74%) CRM
9 10 (4.74%) Data Management
10 9 (4.27%) Service Delivery
11 8 (3.79%) Migration
11 8 (3.79%) Agile Software Development
11 8 (3.79%) Integration Testing
12 7 (3.32%) Investment Management
12 7 (3.32%) User Acceptance Testing
12 7 (3.32%) Risk Management
12 7 (3.32%) E-Commerce
12 7 (3.32%) Data Modelling
13 6 (2.84%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 59 (27.96%) SQL
2 34 (16.11%) Perl
3 33 (15.64%) Java
4 28 (13.27%) Python
5 14 (6.64%) C#
6 10 (4.74%) C++
7 7 (3.32%) PowerShell
8 5 (2.37%) VBA
9 4 (1.90%) Shell Script
10 3 (1.42%) Korn
10 3 (1.42%) T-SQL
10 3 (1.42%) PL/SQL
11 2 (0.95%) VBScript
11 2 (0.95%) VC++
11 2 (0.95%) C++/CLI
12 1 (0.47%) C-shell
12 1 (0.47%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.47%) SPARQL
Qualifications
1 7 (3.32%) Degree
1 7 (3.32%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (2.37%) MCP
3 4 (1.90%) MCSA
4 3 (1.42%) MOS
4 3 (1.42%) ACCA
4 3 (1.42%) CIMA
5 2 (0.95%) MCSE
5 2 (0.95%) ISEB
5 2 (0.95%) ISTQB
5 2 (0.95%) MCITP
6 1 (0.47%) MCDST
6 1 (0.47%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.27%) SLA
2 1 (0.47%) EMIR
2 1 (0.47%) QA
System Software
1 31 (14.69%) Active Directory
2 12 (5.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (3.79%) XenApp
4 4 (1.90%) Terminal Server
5 3 (1.42%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.95%) VMware Workstation
6 2 (0.95%) VMware Server
7 1 (0.47%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.47%) Xen
7 1 (0.47%) Oracle RMAN
7 1 (0.47%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.47%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.47%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 10 (4.74%) SCCM
2 5 (2.37%) DameWare
3 2 (0.95%) BMC Marimba
3 2 (0.95%) SCVMM
4 1 (0.47%) WSUS
4 1 (0.47%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.47%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 127 (60.19%) Bloomberg
2 42 (19.91%) TIBCO
3 35 (16.59%) MarketAxess
4 33 (15.64%) Oracle
4 33 (15.64%) Microsoft
5 31 (14.69%) Citrix
6 28 (13.27%) Red Hat
7 23 (10.90%) eSpeed
8 20 (9.48%) Fidessa
9 13 (6.16%) VMware
10 12 (5.69%) Lotus
11 10 (4.74%) Sybase
12 8 (3.79%) Cisco
12 8 (3.79%) ION Trading
13 7 (3.32%) Speakerbus
13 7 (3.32%) Adobe
13 7 (3.32%) Murex
13 7 (3.32%) Remedy
14 6 (2.84%) Apple
14 6 (2.84%) CQG
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