The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the London region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Reuters
Rank 278 234 203
Rank change year-on-year
-44 -31
Contract jobs citing Reuters 137 163 242
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.57% 0.75% 0.86%
As % of the Vendors category 1.27% 1.64% 1.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 124 187
Average daily rate £425 £500 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% +17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £199 £250 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £603 £650 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £500 £175
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +185.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 1 8
Average hourly rate £17.50 £39.53 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-55.72% +102.71%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £14.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -20.00%
Vendors Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
10769 9954 12156
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 44.51% 46.07% 43.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 7026 6301 7353
Average daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £588
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 218 247 305
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.40 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.75 £44.50 £37.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.90 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -5.50%
Reuters
England

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
City of London -22 40 £388 -18.42% 16
Canary Wharf +19 1 £288 -54.00%
Hackney - - - -
Mayfair - - - -
Docklands, London - - - -
Reuters
England

Reuters
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

1 196 (70.25%) Bloomberg
2 177 (63.44%) Windows
3 142 (50.90%) Finance
4 119 (42.65%) Banking
5 93 (33.33%) Windows 7
6 92 (32.97%) Linux
7 83 (29.75%) UNIX
8 79 (28.32%) SQL
9 72 (25.81%) Blackberry
10 56 (20.07%) Citrix
11 55 (19.71%) MS Office
12 54 (19.35%) Fidessa
13 53 (19.00%) Front Office
13 53 (19.00%) Fixed Income
14 50 (17.92%) Microsoft
15 46 (16.49%) TIBCO
16 45 (16.13%) Firewall
17 44 (15.77%) Rendezvous
18 42 (15.05%) Project Management
18 42 (15.05%) Perl
19 41 (14.70%) Oracle
19 41 (14.70%) RMDS
20 39 (13.98%) Active Directory
20 39 (13.98%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
21 38 (13.62%) Low Latency
22 37 (13.26%) Multicast
22 37 (13.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
23 36 (12.90%) Windows XP
23 36 (12.90%) Change Management
24 35 (12.54%) Red Hat

Reuters
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 27 (9.68%) IBM Notes
2 14 (5.02%) MS Exchange
3 11 (3.94%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 9 (3.23%) SharePoint
5 8 (2.87%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (1.79%) Lync
6 5 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.36%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.36%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.36%) TIBCO EMS
Applications
1 55 (19.71%) MS Office
2 30 (10.75%) MS Excel
3 12 (4.30%) MS PowerPoint
4 8 (2.87%) MS Visio
5 6 (2.15%) MS Project
6 3 (1.08%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.72%) Mathematica
Business Applications
1 41 (14.70%) RMDS
2 33 (11.83%) Eikon
3 8 (2.87%) Markit EDM
4 5 (1.79%) ION MarketView
5 4 (1.43%) Dynamics CRM
5 4 (1.43%) Khalix
6 2 (0.72%) Kondor+
6 2 (0.72%) 3000 Xtra
6 2 (0.72%) LatentZero
7 1 (0.36%) Murex MxG2000
7 1 (0.36%) LongView
7 1 (0.36%) Tesseract
7 1 (0.36%) Minerva
7 1 (0.36%) Sentinel
7 1 (0.36%) FLEXCUBE
7 1 (0.36%) SunGard Stream Clearvision
7 1 (0.36%) Oracle General Ledger
7 1 (0.36%) Temenos T24
Communications & Networking
1 45 (16.13%) Firewall
2 37 (13.26%) Multicast
3 30 (10.75%) TCP/IP
4 17 (6.09%) VPN
4 17 (6.09%) LAN
4 17 (6.09%) WAN
5 16 (5.73%) DNS
6 12 (4.30%) DHCP
7 10 (3.58%) Internet
8 5 (1.79%) HTTP
8 5 (1.79%) Wi-Fi
9 4 (1.43%) Network Security
9 4 (1.43%) Wireless
9 4 (1.43%) FTP
9 4 (1.43%) Broadband
10 3 (1.08%) SSL
10 3 (1.08%) SAN
10 3 (1.08%) 3G
11 2 (0.72%) Cisco Nexus
11 2 (0.72%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (9.68%) SQL Server
2 9 (3.23%) Relational Database
3 7 (2.51%) Oracle Database
4 6 (2.15%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (1.79%) Data Mart
6 4 (1.43%) Oracle Database 10g
6 4 (1.43%) Oracle Reports
7 3 (1.08%) Crystal Reports
7 3 (1.08%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (1.08%) DTS
7 3 (1.08%) RDBMS
7 3 (1.08%) SQL Server 7
7 3 (1.08%) SQL Server 2000
7 3 (1.08%) SQL Server 2005
7 3 (1.08%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (0.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (0.72%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.36%) MS Access
9 1 (0.36%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 13 (4.66%) Eclipse
2 6 (2.15%) JUnit
3 1 (0.36%) MSI
General
1 142 (50.90%) Finance
2 119 (42.65%) Banking
3 53 (19.00%) Front Office
4 33 (11.83%) Investment Banking
5 31 (11.11%) Financial Institution
6 13 (4.66%) Back Office
7 3 (1.08%) German Language
8 2 (0.72%) Private Banking
9 1 (0.36%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.36%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 72 (25.81%) Support Engineer
2 66 (23.66%) Analyst
3 38 (13.62%) Desktop Support
4 34 (12.19%) Support Analyst
5 33 (11.83%) Developer
6 24 (8.60%) Applications Support
7 22 (7.89%) Market Data Engineer
8 19 (6.81%) Desktop Engineer
9 18 (6.45%) Linux Support
10 16 (5.73%) Business Analyst
10 16 (5.73%) Data Analyst
11 15 (5.38%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 15 (5.38%) Market Data Analyst
11 15 (5.38%) Market Analyst
12 12 (4.30%) Linux Engineer
12 12 (4.30%) Linux Support Engineer
13 11 (3.94%) Project Manager
13 11 (3.94%) Applications Support Engineer
13 11 (3.94%) Help Desk Support
14 10 (3.58%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (15.77%) Rendezvous
2 16 (5.73%) XML
3 14 (5.02%) XSLT
4 12 (4.30%) Murex MxML
5 9 (3.23%) .NET
6 2 (0.72%) JSON
6 2 (0.72%) .NET Framework
6 2 (0.72%) REST
6 2 (0.72%) WinForms
6 2 (0.72%) Middleware
6 2 (0.72%) MAPI
6 2 (0.72%) WSDL
6 2 (0.72%) Web Services
7 1 (0.36%) HTML
7 1 (0.36%) JMS
7 1 (0.36%) Spring
7 1 (0.36%) JNI
7 1 (0.36%) Hibernate
7 1 (0.36%) Spring Integration
7 1 (0.36%) Java SE
Miscellaneous
1 72 (25.81%) Blackberry
2 53 (19.00%) Fixed Income
3 39 (13.98%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 24 (8.60%) Hedge funds
5 19 (6.81%) Equities
6 18 (6.45%) iPhone
7 14 (5.02%) Derivative
8 9 (3.23%) Reference Data
9 8 (2.87%) iPad
10 7 (2.51%) Equity Derivative
11 4 (1.43%) Smartphone
11 4 (1.43%) Fat Client
11 4 (1.43%) Smartcard
11 4 (1.43%) Thin Client
12 3 (1.08%) Credit Derivative
12 3 (1.08%) Credit Risk
12 3 (1.08%) PDA
13 2 (0.72%) Computer Science
13 2 (0.72%) Video Conferencing
13 2 (0.72%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 177 (63.44%) Windows
2 93 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 92 (32.97%) Linux
4 83 (29.75%) UNIX
5 37 (13.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 36 (12.90%) Windows XP
7 21 (7.53%) Solaris
8 8 (2.87%) Windows Server 2008
9 7 (2.51%) Mac OS X
10 5 (1.79%) Apple iOS
10 5 (1.79%) Windows Vista
11 4 (1.43%) Android
11 4 (1.43%) Windows Server 2003
12 3 (1.08%) AIX
12 3 (1.08%) Windows 2000
12 3 (1.08%) Windows Server 2012
13 1 (0.36%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (15.05%) Project Management
2 38 (13.62%) Low Latency
3 36 (12.90%) Change Management
4 35 (12.54%) Electronic Trading
5 29 (10.39%) Capacity Management
6 25 (8.96%) Migration
7 15 (5.38%) Asset Management
8 14 (5.02%) User Acceptance Testing
8 14 (5.02%) ITIL
9 13 (4.66%) Business Analysis
10 9 (3.23%) Workflow
11 8 (2.87%) Risk Management
12 7 (2.51%) Data Analysis
12 7 (2.51%) Multithreading
12 7 (2.51%) Integration Testing
13 6 (2.15%) DNA
14 5 (1.79%) Data Modelling
14 5 (1.79%) Configuration Management
14 5 (1.79%) Release Management
14 5 (1.79%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 79 (28.32%) SQL
2 42 (15.05%) Perl
3 34 (12.19%) Python
3 34 (12.19%) Java
4 21 (7.53%) Shell Script
5 19 (6.81%) PL/SQL
6 15 (5.38%) C#
7 10 (3.58%) C++
8 7 (2.51%) T-SQL
9 5 (1.79%) VBScript
9 5 (1.79%) PowerShell
10 4 (1.43%) VB
10 4 (1.43%) VBA
11 3 (1.08%) C-shell
11 3 (1.08%) Bash Shell
12 2 (0.72%) Lua
13 1 (0.36%) C
13 1 (0.36%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 17 (6.09%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (3.23%) MCITP
2 9 (3.23%) Degree
3 8 (2.87%) MCP
4 7 (2.51%) MCSE
4 7 (2.51%) MCDST
5 4 (1.43%) A+ Certification
6 2 (0.72%) PMP
6 2 (0.72%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.36%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.43%) SLA
2 3 (1.08%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.36%) EMIR
System Software
1 39 (13.98%) Active Directory
2 17 (6.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (1.79%) XenApp
4 3 (1.08%) Oracle RMAN
4 3 (1.08%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.36%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (0.36%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 11 (3.94%) SCCM
2 5 (1.79%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 3 (1.08%) DameWare
4 2 (0.72%) Puppet
5 1 (0.36%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.36%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.36%) WSUS
5 1 (0.36%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 196 (70.25%) Bloomberg
2 56 (20.07%) Citrix
3 54 (19.35%) Fidessa
4 50 (17.92%) Microsoft
5 46 (16.49%) TIBCO
6 41 (14.70%) Oracle
7 35 (12.54%) Red Hat
7 35 (12.54%) MarketAxess
8 29 (10.39%) eSpeed
9 27 (9.68%) Lotus
10 23 (8.24%) VMware
11 20 (7.17%) Sybase
12 14 (5.02%) Sun
12 14 (5.02%) Murex
13 13 (4.66%) CQG
14 11 (3.94%) HP
15 7 (2.51%) Cisco
15 7 (2.51%) Altiris
16 6 (2.15%) LANDesk
16 6 (2.15%) ION Trading
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