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 30 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
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Reuters
Rank 312 287 274
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -13
Contract jobs citing Reuters 99 143 156
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.40% 0.57% 0.60%
As % of the Vendors category 0.88% 1.23% 1.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 92 91
Average daily rate
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£350 £465 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.73% +24.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £174 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £587 £600 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £180 £180
% change year-on-year
+113.88% -
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 - £16.72
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
11194 11635 11776
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 45.61% 46.08% 45.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 7329 7594 7193
Average daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £588
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 246 244 322
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £19.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -3.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £45.60 £41.93
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.75
% change year-on-year
- -1.33%

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 30 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 30 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 +11 32 £340 +24.77% 13
Mayfair - - - -
Reuters
England

Reuters
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 30 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.

1 129 (61.72%) Bloomberg
2 96 (45.93%) Finance
3 89 (42.58%) Windows
4 71 (33.97%) Banking
5 59 (28.23%) SQL
6 56 (26.79%) Linux
7 54 (25.84%) UNIX
8 52 (24.88%) Front Office
9 49 (23.44%) Fixed Income
10 45 (21.53%) Electronic Trading
11 44 (21.05%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 41 (19.62%) TIBCO
13 40 (19.14%) Rendezvous
13 40 (19.14%) Investment Banking
14 39 (18.66%) MS Office
15 38 (18.18%) Windows 7
16 36 (17.22%) Blackberry
17 34 (16.27%) Oracle
17 34 (16.27%) Java
17 34 (16.27%) MarketAxess
18 33 (15.79%) Perl
18 33 (15.79%) Microsoft
18 33 (15.79%) Active Directory
19 32 (15.31%) Project Management
20 31 (14.83%) Citrix
21 29 (13.88%) MS Excel
21 29 (13.88%) Low Latency
22 27 (12.92%) Python
22 27 (12.92%) Red Hat
23 26 (12.44%) Change Management

Reuters
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 30 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 (6.22%) MS Exchange
2 12 (5.74%) IBM Notes
3 11 (5.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 8 (3.83%) Exchange Server 2010
5 7 (3.35%) WebLogic
5 7 (3.35%) WebSphere
6 3 (1.44%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (1.44%) SharePoint
7 2 (0.96%) Confluence
7 2 (0.96%) Oracle Coherence
8 1 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 39 (18.66%) MS Office
2 29 (13.88%) MS Excel
3 7 (3.35%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (1.91%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (1.44%) MS Project
6 1 (0.48%) Adobe Captivate
6 1 (0.48%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 21 (10.05%) RMDS
2 8 (3.83%) Murex MxG2000
2 8 (3.83%) Eikon
3 6 (2.87%) Markit EDM
3 6 (2.87%) ION MarketView
3 6 (2.87%) LatentZero
4 5 (2.39%) Oracle iProcurement
5 3 (1.44%) Sentinel
5 3 (1.44%) Dynamics CRM
5 3 (1.44%) Kondor+
6 2 (0.96%) Tesseract
6 2 (0.96%) Minerva
6 2 (0.96%) 3000 Xtra
6 2 (0.96%) SunGard Stream Clearvision
7 1 (0.48%) LongView
7 1 (0.48%) Khalix
7 1 (0.48%) SimCorp Dimension
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.48%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 26 (12.44%) Firewall
2 24 (11.48%) Multicast
3 13 (6.22%) TCP/IP
4 11 (5.26%) VPN
5 7 (3.35%) HTTP
6 5 (2.39%) FTP
6 5 (2.39%) PSTN
6 5 (2.39%) SSL
6 5 (2.39%) 3G
7 4 (1.91%) IP Telephony
7 4 (1.91%) DHCP
7 4 (1.91%) DNS
8 3 (1.44%) LAN
8 3 (1.44%) Internet
9 2 (0.96%) WAN
9 2 (0.96%) SSH
9 2 (0.96%) SAN
10 1 (0.48%) CHAP
10 1 (0.48%) Cisco IPT
10 1 (0.48%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (10.53%) SQL Server
2 7 (3.35%) Relational Database
3 4 (1.91%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (1.91%) NoSQL
4 2 (0.96%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (0.96%) Oracle Database
4 2 (0.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (0.96%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (0.96%) KDB
4 2 (0.96%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (0.48%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.48%) SQL Server 7
5 1 (0.48%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (0.48%) Text Mining
5 1 (0.48%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.48%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (0.48%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.48%) MS Access
5 1 (0.48%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.48%) DTS
Development Applications
1 7 (3.35%) JUnit
2 2 (0.96%) Eclipse
2 2 (0.96%) IntelliJ
2 2 (0.96%) JIRA
2 2 (0.96%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (0.48%) Maven
General
1 96 (45.93%) Finance
2 71 (33.97%) Banking
3 52 (24.88%) Front Office
4 40 (19.14%) Investment Banking
5 21 (10.05%) Financial Institution
6 10 (4.78%) Back Office
7 8 (3.83%) Legal
8 5 (2.39%) Telecoms
9 4 (1.91%) Private Banking
9 4 (1.91%) French Language
10 2 (0.96%) German Language
10 2 (0.96%) International Banking
10 2 (0.96%) Law
11 1 (0.48%) Publishing
11 1 (0.48%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.48%) Retail
Job Titles
1 49 (23.44%) Analyst
2 35 (16.75%) Applications Support
3 32 (15.31%) Developer
4 24 (11.48%) Desktop Support
5 22 (10.53%) Support Analyst
5 22 (10.53%) Support Engineer
6 20 (9.57%) Java Developer
6 20 (9.57%) Linux Support
7 18 (8.61%) Business Analyst
8 16 (7.66%) Desktop Engineer
9 11 (5.26%) Consultant
10 9 (4.31%) Applications Support Analyst
11 8 (3.83%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 8 (3.83%) 2nd Line Support
12 7 (3.35%) Front Office Developer
12 7 (3.35%) Market Data Engineer
13 6 (2.87%) Senior Desktop Support
13 6 (2.87%) Project Manager
13 6 (2.87%) Junior
13 6 (2.87%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (19.14%) Rendezvous
2 10 (4.78%) Hibernate
2 10 (4.78%) XML
2 10 (4.78%) Spring
3 9 (4.31%) .NET
4 8 (3.83%) JMS
4 8 (3.83%) JNI
4 8 (3.83%) Murex Flex
4 8 (3.83%) Spring Integration
5 7 (3.35%) Java SE
5 7 (3.35%) Java EE
5 7 (3.35%) XSLT
6 2 (0.96%) WCF
6 2 (0.96%) WPF
6 2 (0.96%) Web Services
6 2 (0.96%) WinForms
7 1 (0.48%) REST
7 1 (0.48%) WSDL
7 1 (0.48%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.48%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 49 (23.44%) Fixed Income
2 44 (21.05%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 36 (17.22%) Blackberry
4 20 (9.57%) Hedge funds
5 18 (8.61%) Analytical Skills
5 18 (8.61%) Equities
6 11 (5.26%) Derivative
7 9 (4.31%) Reference Data
8 6 (2.87%) Equity Derivative
8 6 (2.87%) Mathematics
9 5 (2.39%) Computer Science
9 5 (2.39%) Client/Server
9 5 (2.39%) Thin Client
9 5 (2.39%) Market Risk
9 5 (2.39%) Fat Client
9 5 (2.39%) iPad
9 5 (2.39%) Mobile App
10 4 (1.91%) iPhone
10 4 (1.91%) Credit Risk
11 3 (1.44%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 89 (42.58%) Windows
2 56 (26.79%) Linux
3 54 (25.84%) UNIX
4 38 (18.18%) Windows 7
5 25 (11.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 10 (4.78%) Windows XP
7 7 (3.35%) Mac OS X
8 6 (2.87%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (1.91%) Apple iOS
10 3 (1.44%) Windows 8
10 3 (1.44%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.48%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.48%) Android
11 1 (0.48%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.48%) AIX
11 1 (0.48%) Solaris
11 1 (0.48%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (21.53%) Electronic Trading
2 32 (15.31%) Project Management
3 29 (13.88%) Low Latency
4 26 (12.44%) Change Management
5 22 (10.53%) Capacity Management
6 18 (8.61%) ITIL
7 14 (6.70%) Multithreading
8 13 (6.22%) Incident Management
9 10 (4.78%) CRM
9 10 (4.78%) Data Management
10 9 (4.31%) Service Delivery
10 9 (4.31%) Risk Management
10 9 (4.31%) Migration
11 8 (3.83%) Agile Software Development
12 7 (3.35%) E-Commerce
12 7 (3.35%) Data Modelling
12 7 (3.35%) Integration Testing
12 7 (3.35%) Investment Management
13 6 (2.87%) User Acceptance Testing
13 6 (2.87%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 59 (28.23%) SQL
2 34 (16.27%) Java
3 33 (15.79%) Perl
4 27 (12.92%) Python
5 16 (7.66%) C#
6 12 (5.74%) C++
7 7 (3.35%) PowerShell
8 5 (2.39%) VBA
9 3 (1.44%) T-SQL
9 3 (1.44%) Shell Script
9 3 (1.44%) Korn
10 2 (0.96%) C++/CLI
10 2 (0.96%) VBScript
10 2 (0.96%) VC++
10 2 (0.96%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.48%) SPARQL
11 1 (0.48%) C-shell
11 1 (0.48%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 7 (3.35%) Microsoft Certification
1 7 (3.35%) Degree
2 5 (2.39%) MCP
2 5 (2.39%) MCSA
3 3 (1.44%) MCSE
3 3 (1.44%) ACCA
3 3 (1.44%) CIMA
3 3 (1.44%) MOS
4 2 (0.96%) ISEB
4 2 (0.96%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.48%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (0.48%) A+ Certification
5 1 (0.48%) MCDST
5 1 (0.48%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.78%) SLA
2 1 (0.48%) QA
2 1 (0.48%) EMIR
System Software
1 33 (15.79%) Active Directory
2 13 (6.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (3.83%) XenApp
4 4 (1.91%) Hyper-V
4 4 (1.91%) Terminal Server
5 2 (0.96%) VMware Workstation
5 2 (0.96%) Xen
5 2 (0.96%) VMware Server
6 1 (0.48%) Oracle RMAN
6 1 (0.48%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.48%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.48%) MetaFrame
6 1 (0.48%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 9 (4.31%) SCCM
2 5 (2.39%) DameWare
3 2 (0.96%) BMC Marimba
3 2 (0.96%) SCVMM
4 1 (0.48%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (0.48%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.48%) WSUS
Vendors
1 129 (61.72%) Bloomberg
2 41 (19.62%) TIBCO
3 34 (16.27%) MarketAxess
3 34 (16.27%) Oracle
4 33 (15.79%) Microsoft
5 31 (14.83%) Citrix
6 27 (12.92%) Red Hat
7 22 (10.53%) eSpeed
8 17 (8.13%) Fidessa
9 13 (6.22%) VMware
10 12 (5.74%) Lotus
11 11 (5.26%) Sybase
12 9 (4.31%) Adobe
12 9 (4.31%) Cisco
13 8 (3.83%) Murex
13 8 (3.83%) ION Trading
14 7 (3.35%) Speakerbus
14 7 (3.35%) HP
15 6 (2.87%) CQG
15 6 (2.87%) Remedy
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