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 23 October 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
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Reuters
Rank 325 288 256
Rank change year-on-year
-37 -32
Contract jobs citing Reuters 90 132 159
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.36% 0.53% 0.66%
As % of the Vendors category 0.81% 1.17% 1.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 80 109
Average daily rate
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£400 £500 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £167 £174 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £605 £576 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £370 £180
% change year-on-year
+6.15% +105.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £17.00 £22.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.72% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £16.72
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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
11074 11322 11266
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 44.83% 45.38% 46.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 7407 7469 6989
Average daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £250 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £595 £594 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 279 228 302
Average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.38
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -9.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.09 £12.70 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £38.98 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £18.03 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-0.16% -5.10%

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 23 October 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 23 October 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 +11 33 £338 +42.10% 14
Mayfair - - - -
Reuters
England

Reuters
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 (65.80%) Bloomberg
2 95 (49.22%) Windows
3 94 (48.70%) Finance
4 62 (32.12%) Banking
5 54 (27.98%) SQL
6 49 (25.39%) UNIX
7 47 (24.35%) Linux
8 46 (23.83%) MS Office
9 44 (22.80%) Windows 7
10 43 (22.28%) Fixed Income
11 42 (21.76%) Front Office
12 41 (21.24%) Blackberry
13 39 (20.21%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 39 (20.21%) Electronic Trading
14 38 (19.69%) Microsoft
15 37 (19.17%) Investment Banking
16 36 (18.65%) Active Directory
16 36 (18.65%) Citrix
17 32 (16.58%) Perl
18 29 (15.03%) MS Excel
18 29 (15.03%) TIBCO
19 28 (14.51%) Rendezvous
20 27 (13.99%) Oracle
21 26 (13.47%) Project Management
22 25 (12.95%) Firewall
23 24 (12.44%) Python
23 24 (12.44%) MarketAxess
23 24 (12.44%) Low Latency
24 23 (11.92%) Hedge funds
24 23 (11.92%) Red Hat

Reuters
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 15 (7.77%) MS Exchange
2 12 (6.22%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 12 (6.22%) IBM Notes
3 9 (4.66%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (3.63%) SharePoint
5 6 (3.11%) WebSphere
5 6 (3.11%) WebLogic
6 5 (2.59%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (1.04%) Confluence
7 2 (1.04%) Oracle Coherence
8 1 (0.52%) Lync
8 1 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 46 (23.83%) MS Office
2 29 (15.03%) MS Excel
3 6 (3.11%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (1.55%) MS Project
5 1 (0.52%) Adobe Captivate
5 1 (0.52%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (5.18%) RMDS
2 7 (3.63%) Murex MxG2000
2 7 (3.63%) Eikon
3 5 (2.59%) Oracle iProcurement
3 5 (2.59%) Markit EDM
4 3 (1.55%) 3000 Xtra
4 3 (1.55%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (1.04%) LatentZero
5 2 (1.04%) ION MarketView
6 1 (0.52%) SunGard Stream Clearvision
6 1 (0.52%) Sentinel
6 1 (0.52%) Adaptiv
6 1 (0.52%) Kondor+
6 1 (0.52%) Khalix
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.52%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (12.95%) Firewall
2 21 (10.88%) Multicast
3 11 (5.70%) TCP/IP
3 11 (5.70%) VPN
4 10 (5.18%) FTP
5 9 (4.66%) DNS
5 9 (4.66%) DHCP
6 7 (3.63%) Internet
7 5 (2.59%) 3G
7 5 (2.59%) HTTP
7 5 (2.59%) Wireless
7 5 (2.59%) PSTN
7 5 (2.59%) SSL
8 4 (2.07%) IP Telephony
9 3 (1.55%) LAN
10 2 (1.04%) WAN
10 2 (1.04%) SSH
10 2 (1.04%) Cisco IPT
11 1 (0.52%) Cisco Nexus
11 1 (0.52%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (6.22%) SQL Server
2 11 (5.70%) Relational Database
3 4 (2.07%) NoSQL
4 2 (1.04%) KDB
4 2 (1.04%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (1.04%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.52%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.52%) Text Mining
5 1 (0.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.52%) Spotfire
5 1 (0.52%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 3 (1.55%) Maven
1 3 (1.55%) Ant
2 2 (1.04%) JIRA
2 2 (1.04%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 2 (1.04%) Eclipse
2 2 (1.04%) IntelliJ
3 1 (0.52%) CruiseControl
3 1 (0.52%) Subversion
3 1 (0.52%) Hudson
3 1 (0.52%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.52%) JUnit
General
1 94 (48.70%) Finance
2 62 (32.12%) Banking
3 42 (21.76%) Front Office
4 37 (19.17%) Investment Banking
5 22 (11.40%) Financial Institution
6 10 (5.18%) Back Office
7 8 (4.15%) Legal
8 5 (2.59%) Telecoms
9 4 (2.07%) French Language
10 2 (1.04%) Retail
10 2 (1.04%) International Banking
10 2 (1.04%) Private Banking
10 2 (1.04%) Law
11 1 (0.52%) Publishing
11 1 (0.52%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.52%) Marketing
11 1 (0.52%) German Language
Job Titles
1 54 (27.98%) Analyst
2 35 (18.13%) Applications Support
3 28 (14.51%) Support Analyst
4 24 (12.44%) Developer
5 23 (11.92%) Desktop Support
6 20 (10.36%) Support Engineer
7 16 (8.29%) Java Developer
7 16 (8.29%) Linux Support
8 15 (7.77%) Desktop Engineer
9 12 (6.22%) Business Analyst
9 12 (6.22%) Consultant
10 10 (5.18%) Applications Support Analyst
11 8 (4.15%) 1st Line Support
12 7 (3.63%) 2nd Line Support
12 7 (3.63%) Help Desk Analyst
12 7 (3.63%) Front Office Developer
12 7 (3.63%) Junior
12 7 (3.63%) Desktop Support Engineer
12 7 (3.63%) Help Desk Support
12 7 (3.63%) 1st Line Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (14.51%) Rendezvous
2 11 (5.70%) Hibernate
2 11 (5.70%) Spring
3 8 (4.15%) XML
4 7 (3.63%) JMS
4 7 (3.63%) .NET
4 7 (3.63%) JNI
4 7 (3.63%) Murex Flex
4 7 (3.63%) Spring Integration
5 6 (3.11%) Java SE
5 6 (3.11%) Java EE
5 6 (3.11%) XSLT
6 4 (2.07%) Web Services
7 2 (1.04%) Akka
7 2 (1.04%) WinForms
7 2 (1.04%) J2EE
7 2 (1.04%) FIX Protocol
7 2 (1.04%) WCF
7 2 (1.04%) WPF
7 2 (1.04%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 43 (22.28%) Fixed Income
2 41 (21.24%) Blackberry
3 39 (20.21%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 23 (11.92%) Hedge funds
5 20 (10.36%) Equities
6 13 (6.74%) Analytical Skills
7 10 (5.18%) Reference Data
8 9 (4.66%) Fat Client
8 9 (4.66%) Thin Client
9 7 (3.63%) Derivative
9 7 (3.63%) iPad
10 6 (3.11%) Mobile App
11 5 (2.59%) Credit Risk
11 5 (2.59%) Market Risk
11 5 (2.59%) iPhone
11 5 (2.59%) Smartphone
11 5 (2.59%) Mathematics
11 5 (2.59%) Smartcard
12 4 (2.07%) Computer Science
12 4 (2.07%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 95 (49.22%) Windows
2 49 (25.39%) UNIX
3 47 (24.35%) Linux
4 44 (22.80%) Windows 7
5 21 (10.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 14 (7.25%) Windows XP
7 8 (4.15%) Mac OS X
8 7 (3.63%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (2.59%) Apple iOS
9 5 (2.59%) Windows 8
9 5 (2.59%) Windows Vista
10 3 (1.55%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.52%) Android
11 1 (0.52%) Solaris
11 1 (0.52%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.52%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (20.21%) Electronic Trading
2 26 (13.47%) Project Management
3 24 (12.44%) Low Latency
4 20 (10.36%) Change Management
5 19 (9.84%) ITIL
6 18 (9.33%) Capacity Management
7 13 (6.74%) Incident Management
8 11 (5.70%) Data Management
8 11 (5.70%) Service Delivery
9 10 (5.18%) Migration
9 10 (5.18%) Agile Software Development
9 10 (5.18%) CRM
10 9 (4.66%) Risk Management
11 8 (4.15%) Multithreading
12 7 (3.63%) E-Commerce
13 6 (3.11%) Data Modelling
13 6 (3.11%) Problem Management
13 6 (3.11%) Mentoring
14 5 (2.59%) Data Analysis
14 5 (2.59%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 54 (27.98%) SQL
2 32 (16.58%) Perl
3 24 (12.44%) Python
4 22 (11.40%) Java
5 12 (6.22%) C#
6 10 (5.18%) C++
7 9 (4.66%) PowerShell
8 6 (3.11%) Shell Script
9 5 (2.59%) VBA
10 4 (2.07%) Bash Shell
11 3 (1.55%) Korn
12 2 (1.04%) C++/CLI
12 2 (1.04%) Groovy
12 2 (1.04%) VC++
12 2 (1.04%) VBScript
12 2 (1.04%) Scala
13 1 (0.52%) C-shell
13 1 (0.52%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.52%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.52%) SPARQL
Qualifications
1 13 (6.74%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (5.18%) MCP
3 5 (2.59%) MCSA
3 5 (2.59%) A+ Certification
3 5 (2.59%) MCDST
3 5 (2.59%) MCITP
4 4 (2.07%) Degree
4 4 (2.07%) MCSE
5 3 (1.55%) ACCA
5 3 (1.55%) CIMA
5 3 (1.55%) MOS
6 2 (1.04%) ISTQB
6 2 (1.04%) ISEB
7 1 (0.52%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.52%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.52%) CCNP
7 1 (0.52%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (5.70%) SLA
2 1 (0.52%) QA
System Software
1 36 (18.65%) Active Directory
2 12 (6.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (4.15%) XenApp
4 4 (2.07%) Hyper-V
4 4 (2.07%) Terminal Server
5 2 (1.04%) Terminal Services
5 2 (1.04%) VMware Workstation
5 2 (1.04%) MetaFrame
5 2 (1.04%) Xen
5 2 (1.04%) VMware Server
6 1 (0.52%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.52%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 10 (5.18%) SCCM
2 5 (2.59%) DameWare
3 2 (1.04%) NetBackup
3 2 (1.04%) WSUS
3 2 (1.04%) BMC Marimba
3 2 (1.04%) SCVMM
4 1 (0.52%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (0.52%) SCOM
Vendors
1 127 (65.80%) Bloomberg
2 38 (19.69%) Microsoft
3 36 (18.65%) Citrix
4 29 (15.03%) TIBCO
5 27 (13.99%) Oracle
6 24 (12.44%) MarketAxess
7 23 (11.92%) Red Hat
8 18 (9.33%) eSpeed
8 18 (9.33%) Fidessa
9 13 (6.74%) VMware
10 12 (6.22%) Sybase
10 12 (6.22%) Lotus
11 11 (5.70%) CQG
11 11 (5.70%) Cisco
12 8 (4.15%) Adobe
12 8 (4.15%) Murex
13 7 (3.63%) Speakerbus
14 6 (3.11%) 29West
14 6 (3.11%) HP
14 6 (3.11%) Remedy
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