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 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Reuters
Rank 311 324 284
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -40
Contract jobs citing Reuters 97 94 130
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.46% 0.44% 0.60%
As % of the Vendors category 1.12% 0.98% 1.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 62 85
Average daily rate £350 £463 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.32% +23.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £174 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate - £358 £130
% change year-on-year
- +175.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 3
Average hourly rate £21.92 - £18.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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
8628 9599 9652
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 40.75% 45.22% 44.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 5672 6395 6184
Average daily rate £433 £425 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.76% +2.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 148 197 214
Average hourly rate £22.50 £19.00 £18.70
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.42% +1.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.60 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £35.80 £34.63
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.40 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+29.31% +5.45%

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 8 February 2016.

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 8 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +43 28 £288 -29.23% 6
Docklands, London +9 3 £275 -
Canary Wharf -2 1 £275 -
Reuters
England

Reuters
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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.

1 142 (84.52%) Bloomberg
2 104 (61.90%) Finance
3 86 (51.19%) Windows
4 64 (38.10%) Windows 7
5 63 (37.50%) Banking
6 55 (32.74%) MS Office
7 51 (30.36%) Blackberry
8 40 (23.81%) Microsoft
9 38 (22.62%) Front Office
10 36 (21.43%) SQL
11 35 (20.83%) Windows XP
12 33 (19.64%) MS Excel
12 33 (19.64%) HP
13 29 (17.26%) Investment Banking
14 28 (16.67%) ITIL
15 26 (15.48%) Fixed Income
15 26 (15.48%) iPad
15 26 (15.48%) iPhone
15 26 (15.48%) Windows Server
16 25 (14.88%) Lotus
16 25 (14.88%) IBM Notes
16 25 (14.88%) Active Directory
17 24 (14.29%) Citrix
17 24 (14.29%) Unix
18 23 (13.69%) Eikon
19 22 (13.10%) Analytical Skills
19 22 (13.10%) VMware
20 21 (12.50%) SQL Server
21 20 (11.90%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
21 20 (11.90%) Windows Server 2003

Reuters
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 25 (14.88%) IBM Notes
2 15 (8.93%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 9 (5.36%) MS Exchange
4 8 (4.76%) SharePoint
5 6 (3.57%) Skype for Business
6 4 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (1.19%) Oracle Workflow
8 1 (0.60%) Apache
8 1 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.60%) IIS
8 1 (0.60%) JBoss
8 1 (0.60%) Tomcat
Applications
1 55 (32.74%) MS Office
2 33 (19.64%) MS Excel
3 10 (5.95%) MS Visio
4 7 (4.17%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (2.38%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 23 (13.69%) Eikon
2 20 (11.90%) RMDS
3 10 (5.95%) Markit EDM
4 6 (3.57%) TradeThru
5 5 (2.98%) ION MarketView
6 4 (2.38%) Kondor
7 1 (0.60%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.79%) Office 365
2 2 (1.19%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 13 (7.74%) TCP/IP
2 10 (5.95%) LAN
3 9 (5.36%) WAN
3 9 (5.36%) WebEx
4 6 (3.57%) Skype
5 5 (2.98%) Firewall
5 5 (2.98%) SSL
6 4 (2.38%) Multicast
7 3 (1.79%) Internet
7 3 (1.79%) SAN
8 2 (1.19%) DNS
9 1 (0.60%) Cisco IPT
9 1 (0.60%) Fibre Channel
9 1 (0.60%) HTTP
9 1 (0.60%) iSCSI
9 1 (0.60%) Remote Desktop
9 1 (0.60%) VoIP
9 1 (0.60%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.38%) GIS
3 3 (1.79%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.60%) DB2
4 1 (0.60%) KDB
Development Applications
1 8 (4.76%) ClearCase
1 8 (4.76%) ClearQuest
1 8 (4.76%) JIRA
1 8 (4.76%) Subversion
2 4 (2.38%) MSTest
2 4 (2.38%) NUnit
2 4 (2.38%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (2.38%) Visual Studio
3 2 (1.19%) JUnit
3 2 (1.19%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
4 1 (0.60%) NuGet
General
1 104 (61.90%) Finance
2 63 (37.50%) Banking
3 38 (22.62%) Front Office
4 29 (17.26%) Investment Banking
5 17 (10.12%) Retail
5 17 (10.12%) Retail Banking
6 4 (2.38%) Financial Institution
6 4 (2.38%) International Banking
7 3 (1.79%) Legal
8 2 (1.19%) Back Office
8 2 (1.19%) Law
8 2 (1.19%) Spanish Language
9 1 (0.60%) Billing
9 1 (0.60%) General Ledger
9 1 (0.60%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 68 (40.48%) Analyst
2 30 (17.86%) Desktop Support
3 27 (16.07%) Support Engineer
4 26 (15.48%) Support Analyst
5 21 (12.50%) Desktop Engineer
6 19 (11.31%) Developer
7 17 (10.12%) 2nd Line Support
7 17 (10.12%) Service Desk Engineer
8 16 (9.52%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 16 (9.52%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 15 (8.93%) 1st/2nd Line Desktop Support
9 15 (8.93%) 1st/2nd Line Support
9 15 (8.93%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
9 15 (8.93%) Business Analyst
10 13 (7.74%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
10 13 (7.74%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Engineer
10 13 (7.74%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
11 12 (7.14%) Deskside Engineer
11 12 (7.14%) Service Desk Support
11 12 (7.14%) Trade Floor Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (8.33%) .NET
2 10 (5.95%) FIX Protocol
3 9 (5.36%) Rendezvous
4 6 (3.57%) WPF
5 2 (1.19%) Middleware
5 2 (1.19%) Reactive Extensions
5 2 (1.19%) Web Services
6 1 (0.60%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.60%) HTML
6 1 (0.60%) TIBCO EMS
6 1 (0.60%) Ultra Messaging
6 1 (0.60%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 51 (30.36%) Blackberry
2 26 (15.48%) Fixed Income
2 26 (15.48%) iPad
2 26 (15.48%) iPhone
3 22 (13.10%) Analytical Skills
4 20 (11.90%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 16 (9.52%) Equities
6 15 (8.93%) Derivative
7 13 (7.74%) Video Conferencing
8 11 (6.55%) Equity Derivative
9 10 (5.95%) Enterprise Software
10 7 (4.17%) BYOD
10 7 (4.17%) Mobile App
11 5 (2.98%) User Experience
12 4 (2.38%) PMI
13 3 (1.79%) Eurex
13 3 (1.79%) Hedge funds
14 2 (1.19%) HP Storage
14 2 (1.19%) Smartphone
14 2 (1.19%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 86 (51.19%) Windows
2 64 (38.10%) Windows 7
3 35 (20.83%) Windows XP
4 26 (15.48%) Windows Server
5 24 (14.29%) Unix
6 20 (11.90%) Windows Server 2003
7 12 (7.14%) Apple iOS
8 11 (6.55%) Linux
9 10 (5.95%) Windows 8
9 10 (5.95%) Windows Server 2008
10 9 (5.36%) Android
11 4 (2.38%) Mac OS X
12 2 (1.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (1.19%) Windows Server 2012
13 1 (0.60%) AIX
13 1 (0.60%) Solaris
13 1 (0.60%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.60%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (16.67%) ITIL
2 20 (11.90%) Migration
3 17 (10.12%) Asset Management
4 16 (9.52%) Project Management
5 15 (8.93%) Electronic Trading
6 13 (7.74%) Analytics
6 13 (7.74%) Investment Management
7 10 (5.95%) Configuration Management
8 9 (5.36%) Agile Software Development
8 9 (5.36%) Change Management
8 9 (5.36%) Validation
9 8 (4.76%) Issue Tracking
10 6 (3.57%) Change Control
10 6 (3.57%) Problem Management
10 6 (3.57%) User Acceptance Testing
11 5 (2.98%) MVVM
11 5 (2.98%) Workflow
12 4 (2.38%) Automated Testing
12 4 (2.38%) Disaster Recovery
12 4 (2.38%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 36 (21.43%) SQL
2 19 (11.31%) C#
3 17 (10.12%) PowerShell
4 11 (6.55%) Perl
5 9 (5.36%) VBA
6 8 (4.76%) T-SQL
7 7 (4.17%) Java
8 5 (2.98%) Python
8 5 (2.98%) XAML
9 4 (2.38%) C++
10 3 (1.79%) MATLAB
10 3 (1.79%) R
11 2 (1.19%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.60%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.60%) C
12 1 (0.60%) JavaScript
12 1 (0.60%) Ruby
12 1 (0.60%) VB
Qualifications
1 15 (8.93%) Degree
2 10 (5.95%) ITIL Certification
3 5 (2.98%) PMI Certification
4 4 (2.38%) ISEB
4 4 (2.38%) ISTQB
5 2 (1.19%) CFA
5 2 (1.19%) MBA
5 2 (1.19%) PMP
6 1 (0.60%) APMP
6 1 (0.60%) CCNA
6 1 (0.60%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.60%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.60%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.60%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (5.95%) Data Quality
2 6 (3.57%) SLA
3 2 (1.19%) QA
3 2 (1.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.60%) AIFMD
4 1 (0.60%) EMIR
4 1 (0.60%) MiFID
4 1 (0.60%) P3O
4 1 (0.60%) Solvency II
System Software
1 25 (14.88%) Active Directory
2 14 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (3.57%) Xen
4 5 (2.98%) Microsoft App-V
4 5 (2.98%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (0.60%) NFS
Systems Management
1 19 (11.31%) SCCM
2 7 (4.17%) Thomson Reuters DACS
3 4 (2.38%) Open DACS
4 1 (0.60%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 142 (84.52%) Bloomberg
2 40 (23.81%) Microsoft
3 33 (19.64%) HP
4 25 (14.88%) Lotus
5 24 (14.29%) Citrix
6 22 (13.10%) VMware
7 16 (9.52%) Apple
8 14 (8.33%) Sybase
9 13 (7.74%) FactSet
9 13 (7.74%) Oracle
10 11 (6.55%) ION Trading
11 10 (5.95%) Dell
11 10 (5.95%) TIBCO
12 8 (4.76%) DataSynapse
12 8 (4.76%) Polycom
13 7 (4.17%) Cisco
14 6 (3.57%) Intel Security
15 5 (2.98%) BT
16 4 (2.38%) Charles River
16 4 (2.38%) Remedy
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