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 December 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Reuters
Rank 311 279 247
Rank change year-on-year
-32 -32
Contract jobs citing Reuters 99 146 138
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.43% 0.60% 0.64%
As % of the Vendors category 0.96% 1.31% 1.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 86 101
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £128 £196 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £475 £305
% change year-on-year
-32.63% +55.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Average hourly rate £17.00 £19.49 £25.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.77% -23.56%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £10.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year
- -40.19%
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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
10261 11129 9889
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 44.51% 45.89% 46.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 7014 7313 6197
Average daily rate £425 £425 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 246 230 300
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.20 £31.70 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.40 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.35% -10.52%

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 December 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 December 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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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 +8 38 £301 +20.50% 6
Docklands, London +16 2 - -
Mayfair - - - -
Reuters
England

Reuters
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

1 147 (72.41%) Bloomberg
2 99 (48.77%) Windows
3 97 (47.78%) Finance
4 68 (33.50%) Banking
5 63 (31.03%) Windows 7
6 56 (27.59%) MS Office
7 48 (23.65%) SQL
8 47 (23.15%) UNIX
9 45 (22.17%) Citrix
10 44 (21.67%) Blackberry
10 44 (21.67%) Microsoft
11 42 (20.69%) Linux
11 42 (20.69%) Front Office
12 41 (20.20%) Active Directory
13 36 (17.73%) Investment Banking
14 35 (17.24%) MS Excel
15 31 (15.27%) Fixed Income
15 31 (15.27%) FIX Protocol
16 30 (14.78%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 29 (14.29%) Electronic Trading
18 28 (13.79%) Perl
18 28 (13.79%) Oracle
19 22 (10.84%) Java
19 22 (10.84%) Windows XP
20 20 (9.85%) Microsoft Certification
20 20 (9.85%) Fidessa
21 19 (9.36%) Firewall
21 19 (9.36%) TIBCO
22 18 (8.87%) CQG
22 18 (8.87%) Cisco

Reuters
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 (7.39%) SharePoint
1 15 (7.39%) MS Exchange
2 13 (6.40%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 9 (4.43%) IBM Notes
4 7 (3.45%) WebLogic
4 7 (3.45%) WebSphere
5 6 (2.96%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (2.46%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (0.99%) Lync
7 2 (0.99%) Confluence
7 2 (0.99%) Oracle Coherence
8 1 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.49%) IIS
Applications
1 56 (27.59%) MS Office
2 35 (17.24%) MS Excel
3 6 (2.96%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.99%) MS Project
5 1 (0.49%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 17 (8.37%) RMDS
2 8 (3.94%) Murex MxG2000
3 7 (3.45%) Eikon
4 4 (1.97%) Markit EDM
5 3 (1.48%) Dynamics CRM
5 3 (1.48%) 3000 Xtra
5 3 (1.48%) Oracle iProcurement
6 2 (0.99%) ION MarketView
6 2 (0.99%) LatentZero
7 1 (0.49%) Adaptiv
7 1 (0.49%) Khalix
7 1 (0.49%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.49%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (9.36%) Firewall
2 16 (7.88%) DNS
2 16 (7.88%) DHCP
3 14 (6.90%) FTP
3 14 (6.90%) TCP/IP
4 12 (5.91%) Multicast
4 12 (5.91%) Internet
5 10 (4.93%) Wireless
6 8 (3.94%) Wireshark
7 6 (2.96%) LAN
8 5 (2.46%) WAN
8 5 (2.46%) VPN
9 4 (1.97%) Cisco IPT
10 3 (1.48%) IP Telephony
10 3 (1.48%) PSTN
11 2 (0.99%) SAN
11 2 (0.99%) SSH
12 1 (0.49%) VLAN
12 1 (0.49%) CHAP
12 1 (0.49%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (8.87%) SQL Server
2 11 (5.42%) Relational Database
3 6 (2.96%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (1.97%) NoSQL
5 2 (0.99%) KDB
5 2 (0.99%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.49%) MS Access
6 1 (0.49%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (1.97%) JIRA
2 3 (1.48%) Maven
2 3 (1.48%) Ant
3 2 (0.99%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 2 (0.99%) Visual Studio
3 2 (0.99%) IntelliJ
3 2 (0.99%) Eclipse
4 1 (0.49%) CruiseControl
4 1 (0.49%) Subversion
4 1 (0.49%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.49%) Hudson
General
1 97 (47.78%) Finance
2 68 (33.50%) Banking
3 42 (20.69%) Front Office
4 36 (17.73%) Investment Banking
5 15 (7.39%) Financial Institution
6 14 (6.90%) Back Office
7 8 (3.94%) Legal
8 3 (1.48%) Telecoms
9 2 (0.99%) French Language
9 2 (0.99%) Retail
9 2 (0.99%) Law
10 1 (0.49%) Advertising
10 1 (0.49%) Publishing
10 1 (0.49%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.49%) Private Banking
10 1 (0.49%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 64 (31.53%) Analyst
2 39 (19.21%) Support Analyst
3 29 (14.29%) Desktop Support
4 28 (13.79%) Applications Support
5 27 (13.30%) Support Engineer
6 22 (10.84%) Developer
7 20 (9.85%) Desktop Engineer
8 16 (7.88%) Market Data Engineer
9 15 (7.39%) Java Developer
10 14 (6.90%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 12 (5.91%) Help Desk Analyst
11 12 (5.91%) 1st Line Support
11 12 (5.91%) Help Desk Support
12 11 (5.42%) Applications Support Analyst
13 10 (4.93%) Consultant
13 10 (4.93%) Business Analyst
13 10 (4.93%) Help Desk Support Analyst
14 9 (4.43%) Linux Support
15 8 (3.94%) 1st Line Support Analyst
16 7 (3.45%) Desktop Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (15.27%) FIX Protocol
2 16 (7.88%) Rendezvous
3 12 (5.91%) Hibernate
3 12 (5.91%) Spring
4 9 (4.43%) XML
5 8 (3.94%) Spring Integration
5 8 (3.94%) Murex Flex
5 8 (3.94%) JMS
5 8 (3.94%) .NET
6 7 (3.45%) JNI
6 7 (3.45%) XSLT
6 7 (3.45%) Java SE
6 7 (3.45%) Java EE
7 3 (1.48%) WinForms
7 3 (1.48%) Web Services
8 2 (0.99%) REST
8 2 (0.99%) Akka
8 2 (0.99%) RESTful
8 2 (0.99%) JSON
8 2 (0.99%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 44 (21.67%) Blackberry
2 31 (15.27%) Fixed Income
3 30 (14.78%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 17 (8.37%) Thin Client
4 17 (8.37%) Equities
4 17 (8.37%) Fat Client
5 16 (7.88%) Analytical Skills
6 15 (7.39%) Hedge funds
7 10 (4.93%) iPad
7 10 (4.93%) Smartcard
7 10 (4.93%) Smartphone
8 9 (4.43%) Reference Data
9 7 (3.45%) Derivative
9 7 (3.45%) Mobile App
9 7 (3.45%) iPhone
10 6 (2.96%) Client/Server
11 5 (2.46%) Mathematics
11 5 (2.46%) Credit Risk
11 5 (2.46%) Market Risk
12 4 (1.97%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 99 (48.77%) Windows
2 63 (31.03%) Windows 7
3 47 (23.15%) UNIX
4 42 (20.69%) Linux
5 22 (10.84%) Windows XP
6 15 (7.39%) Windows Server 2008
7 14 (6.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 11 (5.42%) Windows 8
9 10 (4.93%) Windows Vista
10 9 (4.43%) Windows Server 2003
11 6 (2.96%) Apple iOS
12 5 (2.46%) Mac OS X
12 5 (2.46%) Solaris
13 4 (1.97%) Windows Server 2012
14 3 (1.48%) SUSE
15 2 (0.99%) Windows Phone
16 1 (0.49%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (14.29%) Electronic Trading
2 17 (8.37%) ITIL
3 15 (7.39%) Low Latency
4 12 (5.91%) Project Management
4 12 (5.91%) Migration
4 12 (5.91%) Change Management
5 11 (5.42%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (5.42%) CRM
6 10 (4.93%) Capacity Management
6 10 (4.93%) Service Delivery
7 9 (4.43%) Incident Management
7 9 (4.43%) Data Management
7 9 (4.43%) Risk Management
8 7 (3.45%) Business Analysis
8 7 (3.45%) E-Commerce
9 6 (2.96%) Multithreading
9 6 (2.96%) Mentoring
9 6 (2.96%) Asset Management
9 6 (2.96%) Disaster Recovery
10 5 (2.46%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 48 (23.65%) SQL
2 28 (13.79%) Perl
3 22 (10.84%) Java
4 17 (8.37%) Python
5 15 (7.39%) C#
6 12 (5.91%) PowerShell
7 11 (5.42%) C++
8 10 (4.93%) Shell Script
9 7 (3.45%) VBA
10 5 (2.46%) VBScript
11 4 (1.97%) Bash Shell
12 3 (1.48%) Korn
13 2 (0.99%) Scala
13 2 (0.99%) C++/CLI
13 2 (0.99%) Groovy
13 2 (0.99%) VC++
14 1 (0.49%) JavaScript
14 1 (0.49%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 20 (9.85%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (5.42%) MCP
3 10 (4.93%) A+ Certification
3 10 (4.93%) MCDST
3 10 (4.93%) MCITP
4 8 (3.94%) MCSE
5 5 (2.46%) MCSA
6 4 (1.97%) ISTQB
6 4 (1.97%) ISEB
7 3 (1.48%) CIMA
7 3 (1.48%) ACCA
7 3 (1.48%) Degree
8 2 (0.99%) CCNP
8 2 (0.99%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (0.99%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.49%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.96%) SLA
2 1 (0.49%) QA
System Software
1 41 (20.20%) Active Directory
2 13 (6.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (4.43%) Hyper-V
4 8 (3.94%) XenApp
5 6 (2.96%) VMware Workstation
6 5 (2.46%) Xen
7 4 (1.97%) VMware Server
7 4 (1.97%) MetaFrame
7 4 (1.97%) Terminal Server
7 4 (1.97%) Terminal Services
8 3 (1.48%) XenDesktop
9 2 (0.99%) vSphere
10 1 (0.49%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.49%) Samba
10 1 (0.49%) NFS
Systems Management
1 13 (6.40%) SCCM
2 5 (2.46%) SCVMM
3 4 (1.97%) WSUS
3 4 (1.97%) NetBackup
4 2 (0.99%) SCOM
4 2 (0.99%) BMC Marimba
5 1 (0.49%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.49%) Red Hat Spacewalk
Vendors
1 147 (72.41%) Bloomberg
2 45 (22.17%) Citrix
3 44 (21.67%) Microsoft
4 28 (13.79%) Oracle
5 20 (9.85%) Fidessa
6 19 (9.36%) TIBCO
7 18 (8.87%) CQG
7 18 (8.87%) Cisco
8 17 (8.37%) Red Hat
9 16 (7.88%) VMware
10 14 (6.90%) Sybase
11 13 (6.40%) MarketAxess
12 10 (4.93%) Murex
12 10 (4.93%) eSpeed
13 9 (4.43%) HP
13 9 (4.43%) Lotus
13 9 (4.43%) Adobe
14 7 (3.45%) FactSet
15 6 (2.96%) Speakerbus
15 6 (2.96%) Apple
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