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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Reuters
Rank 334 282 239
Rank change year-on-year
-52 -43
Contract jobs citing Reuters 74 134 166
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.33% 0.57% 0.75%
As % of the Vendors category 0.75% 1.28% 1.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 79 125
Average daily rate
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£388 £425 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.82% -15.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £176 £221 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £629 £625 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £124 £475 £550
% change year-on-year
-73.89% -13.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 8 1
Average hourly rate - £17.50 £39.53
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -55.72%
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
9907 10496 10021
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 44.48% 44.40% 45.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 6406 6830 6313
Average daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £588
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 214 206 262
Average hourly rate £18.70 £19.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.57% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.00 £12.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £33.75 £43.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%

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 24 April 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 24 April 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 +9 31 £305 -26.06% 11
Reuters
England

Reuters
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

1 135 (78.49%) Bloomberg
2 79 (45.93%) Windows
3 73 (42.44%) Finance
4 61 (35.47%) Banking
5 50 (29.07%) Windows 7
6 41 (23.84%) UNIX
7 40 (23.26%) MS Office
8 38 (22.09%) Linux
9 36 (20.93%) Blackberry
10 34 (19.77%) Active Directory
11 30 (17.44%) Citrix
11 30 (17.44%) FIX Protocol
12 29 (16.86%) MS Excel
12 29 (16.86%) Front Office
13 28 (16.28%) Microsoft
14 27 (15.70%) SQL
14 27 (15.70%) Investment Banking
15 26 (15.12%) RMDS
16 23 (13.37%) Firewall
17 22 (12.79%) TIBCO
17 22 (12.79%) Perl
17 22 (12.79%) TCP/IP
18 21 (12.21%) Cisco
19 20 (11.63%) Windows XP
19 20 (11.63%) SQL Server
20 19 (11.05%) Fixed Income
21 18 (10.47%) VMware
21 18 (10.47%) Python
21 18 (10.47%) Oracle
21 18 (10.47%) ITIL

Reuters
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 10 (5.81%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 10 (5.81%) MS Exchange
2 8 (4.65%) SharePoint
3 7 (4.07%) IBM Notes
4 1 (0.58%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.58%) Lync
4 1 (0.58%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.58%) IIS
Applications
1 40 (23.26%) MS Office
2 29 (16.86%) MS Excel
3 3 (1.74%) Spreadsheet
3 3 (1.74%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.58%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.58%) Adobe Premiere
4 1 (0.58%) Adobe After Effects
4 1 (0.58%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 26 (15.12%) RMDS
2 14 (8.14%) Eikon
3 7 (4.07%) ION MarketView
4 1 (0.58%) GoldMine
4 1 (0.58%) Oracle General Ledger
4 1 (0.58%) thinkFolio
4 1 (0.58%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.58%) 3000 Xtra
4 1 (0.58%) LatentZero
4 1 (0.58%) Summit
4 1 (0.58%) Murex MxG2000
Communications & Networking
1 23 (13.37%) Firewall
2 22 (12.79%) TCP/IP
3 15 (8.72%) Multicast
4 12 (6.98%) DNS
5 10 (5.81%) Wireshark
5 10 (5.81%) DHCP
6 9 (5.23%) Internet
7 8 (4.65%) LAN
7 8 (4.65%) WAN
8 7 (4.07%) Wireless
8 7 (4.07%) VPN
9 5 (2.91%) FTP
10 4 (2.33%) SSL
10 4 (2.33%) VoIP
10 4 (2.33%) Cisco IOS
10 4 (2.33%) Cisco IPT
11 3 (1.74%) MPLS
12 2 (1.16%) OSPF
12 2 (1.16%) BGP
12 2 (1.16%) MGCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (11.63%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (1.74%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.16%) MS Access
4 2 (1.16%) DTS
5 1 (0.58%) Oracle BI EE
5 1 (0.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.58%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (0.58%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 6 (3.49%) JIRA
2 5 (2.91%) Visual Studio
3 2 (1.16%) JUnit
3 2 (1.16%) Maven
4 1 (0.58%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (0.58%) Subversion
4 1 (0.58%) NUnit
General
1 73 (42.44%) Finance
2 61 (35.47%) Banking
3 29 (16.86%) Front Office
4 27 (15.70%) Investment Banking
5 16 (9.30%) Back Office
6 10 (5.81%) Financial Institution
7 7 (4.07%) Retail
8 6 (3.49%) Legal
9 4 (2.33%) Retail Banking
10 3 (1.74%) Publishing
10 3 (1.74%) Marketing
11 2 (1.16%) Corporate Banking
12 1 (0.58%) Advertising
12 1 (0.58%) Telecoms
12 1 (0.58%) Law
Job Titles
1 41 (23.84%) Analyst
2 29 (16.86%) Support Engineer
3 27 (15.70%) Desktop Support
4 22 (12.79%) Support Analyst
5 20 (11.63%) Desktop Engineer
6 18 (10.47%) Developer
7 17 (9.88%) Market Data Engineer
8 16 (9.30%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 11 (6.40%) Java Developer
10 10 (5.81%) Applications Support
11 8 (4.65%) Business Analyst
11 8 (4.65%) Consultant
11 8 (4.65%) 1st Line Support
11 8 (4.65%) Market Data Support Engineer
12 7 (4.07%) 2nd Line Support
12 7 (4.07%) Data Analyst
12 7 (4.07%) Help Desk Support
12 7 (4.07%) Network Engineer
13 6 (3.49%) Help Desk Analyst
13 6 (3.49%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (17.44%) FIX Protocol
2 16 (9.30%) Rendezvous
3 4 (2.33%) .NET
4 3 (1.74%) TIBCO EMS
4 3 (1.74%) WinForms
5 2 (1.16%) REST
5 2 (1.16%) JSON
5 2 (1.16%) .NET Framework
5 2 (1.16%) WPF
6 1 (0.58%) LINQ
6 1 (0.58%) Murex Flex
6 1 (0.58%) WCF
6 1 (0.58%) Java SE
6 1 (0.58%) Java EE
6 1 (0.58%) Task Parallel Library
6 1 (0.58%) Spring Integration
6 1 (0.58%) KnockoutJS
6 1 (0.58%) Gherkin
6 1 (0.58%) Unity DI Container
6 1 (0.58%) Akka
Miscellaneous
1 36 (20.93%) Blackberry
2 19 (11.05%) Fixed Income
3 14 (8.14%) iPad
3 14 (8.14%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (6.40%) Eurex
5 10 (5.81%) Fat Client
5 10 (5.81%) Thin Client
5 10 (5.81%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 7 (4.07%) Equities
7 6 (3.49%) iPhone
8 5 (2.91%) Management Information System
8 5 (2.91%) Smartphone
8 5 (2.91%) Derivative
8 5 (2.91%) Smartcard
9 4 (2.33%) Statistics
9 4 (2.33%) Hedge funds
10 3 (1.74%) Reference Data
10 3 (1.74%) Equity Derivative
11 2 (1.16%) Client/Server
11 2 (1.16%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 79 (45.93%) Windows
2 50 (29.07%) Windows 7
3 41 (23.84%) UNIX
4 38 (22.09%) Linux
5 20 (11.63%) Windows XP
6 16 (9.30%) Windows 8
7 14 (8.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 14 (8.14%) Windows Server 2008
8 11 (6.40%) Windows Server 2003
9 10 (5.81%) Solaris
10 6 (3.49%) Windows Vista
11 5 (2.91%) Windows Server 2012
12 4 (2.33%) SUSE
13 2 (1.16%) Android
14 1 (0.58%) Windows Phone
14 1 (0.58%) Apple iOS
14 1 (0.58%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (10.47%) ITIL
2 17 (9.88%) Project Management
2 17 (9.88%) Electronic Trading
3 14 (8.14%) Low Latency
4 13 (7.56%) Investment Management
5 11 (6.40%) Workflow
5 11 (6.40%) Multithreading
6 10 (5.81%) Service Management
6 10 (5.81%) Asset Management
7 8 (4.65%) Service Delivery
7 8 (4.65%) Change Management
8 7 (4.07%) Capacity Management
8 7 (4.07%) Business Analysis
8 7 (4.07%) CRM
9 6 (3.49%) Process Management
10 5 (2.91%) Problem Management
10 5 (2.91%) Integration Testing
10 5 (2.91%) Risk Management
10 5 (2.91%) Migration
10 5 (2.91%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 27 (15.70%) SQL
2 22 (12.79%) Perl
3 18 (10.47%) Python
4 14 (8.14%) Java
5 13 (7.56%) PowerShell
6 10 (5.81%) C#
7 8 (4.65%) Shell Script
7 8 (4.65%) VBA
8 5 (2.91%) C++
9 3 (1.74%) VBScript
10 2 (1.16%) T-SQL
10 2 (1.16%) Scala
11 1 (0.58%) Groovy
11 1 (0.58%) C-shell
11 1 (0.58%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.58%) AWK
11 1 (0.58%) Korn
11 1 (0.58%) JavaScript
11 1 (0.58%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 14 (8.14%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (4.07%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (3.49%) MCSE
3 6 (3.49%) MCP
4 5 (2.91%) Degree
4 5 (2.91%) MCDST
4 5 (2.91%) MCITP
4 5 (2.91%) CCNP
4 5 (2.91%) A+ Certification
5 4 (2.33%) ITIL Certification
5 4 (2.33%) ISEB
5 4 (2.33%) MCSA
5 4 (2.33%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.16%) SLA
2 1 (0.58%) Solvency II
System Software
1 34 (19.77%) Active Directory
2 12 (6.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (3.49%) VMware Workstation
4 5 (2.91%) Hyper-V
4 5 (2.91%) Microsoft App-V
5 4 (2.33%) XenDesktop
5 4 (2.33%) vSphere
6 3 (1.74%) Xen
6 3 (1.74%) XenApp
7 2 (1.16%) Terminal Services
7 2 (1.16%) MetaFrame
7 2 (1.16%) VMware Server
8 1 (0.58%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.58%) Samba
8 1 (0.58%) NFS
Systems Management
1 13 (7.56%) SCCM
2 3 (1.74%) SCVMM
2 3 (1.74%) ITRS Geneos
3 2 (1.16%) NetBackup
3 2 (1.16%) WSUS
4 1 (0.58%) SCOM
4 1 (0.58%) Red Hat Spacewalk
4 1 (0.58%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 135 (78.49%) Bloomberg
2 30 (17.44%) Citrix
3 28 (16.28%) Microsoft
4 22 (12.79%) TIBCO
5 21 (12.21%) Cisco
6 18 (10.47%) VMware
6 18 (10.47%) Oracle
7 16 (9.30%) Red Hat
8 15 (8.72%) HP
9 14 (8.14%) Fidessa
10 13 (7.56%) ION Trading
11 12 (6.98%) Apple
12 11 (6.40%) CQG
13 8 (4.65%) MarketAxess
13 8 (4.65%) FactSet
14 7 (4.07%) Lotus
14 7 (4.07%) Dell
15 6 (3.49%) eSpeed
15 6 (3.49%) Currenex
16 5 (2.91%) Polycom
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