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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Reuters
Rank 348 334 274
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -60
Contract jobs citing Reuters 67 99 159
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.28% 0.41% 0.64%
As % of the Vendors category 0.66% 0.91% 1.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 67 104
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.75% -11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £177 £250 £174
10% offered a daily rate of more than £674 £625 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £750 £375 £180
% change year-on-year
+100.00% +108.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Average hourly rate - £15.75 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -12.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £13.00 -
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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
10206 10898 11475
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 43.03% 45.52% 45.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 6721 6830 7368
Average daily rate £425 £425 £423
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +0.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £580 £588
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 219 233 261
Average hourly rate £18.25 £19.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.94% -2.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.46 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £33.00 £48.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £19.30
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -9.32%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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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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 +4 22 £225 -35.71% 8
Canary Wharf - 1 £450 -
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England

Reuters
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 96 (72.18%) Bloomberg
2 73 (54.89%) Finance
3 69 (51.88%) Windows
4 46 (34.59%) Banking
5 37 (27.82%) Windows 7
6 33 (24.81%) MS Office
7 31 (23.31%) Project Management
8 29 (21.80%) Linux
8 29 (21.80%) Citrix
9 28 (21.05%) Blackberry
10 27 (20.30%) Investment Banking
11 25 (18.80%) MS Excel
12 24 (18.05%) SQL
13 23 (17.29%) UNIX
14 21 (15.79%) Active Directory
15 20 (15.04%) Front Office
16 19 (14.29%) TCP/IP
16 19 (14.29%) Microsoft
17 18 (13.53%) VMware
17 18 (13.53%) Investment Management
18 17 (12.78%) FIX Protocol
18 17 (12.78%) Oracle
18 17 (12.78%) ITIL
18 17 (12.78%) Analytical Skills
19 16 (12.03%) Service Management
20 15 (11.28%) VBA
20 15 (11.28%) Electronic Trading
20 15 (11.28%) iPad
21 14 (10.53%) Windows Server 2008
22 13 (9.77%) LAN

Reuters
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 11 (8.27%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 7 (5.26%) MS Exchange
3 4 (3.01%) IBM Notes
4 2 (1.50%) Oracle Coherence
5 1 (0.75%) WorkSite
5 1 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 33 (24.81%) MS Office
2 25 (18.80%) MS Excel
3 4 (3.01%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (2.26%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (2.26%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.75%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.75%) Adobe Premiere
5 1 (0.75%) Adobe After Effects
5 1 (0.75%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 11 (8.27%) RMDS
2 9 (6.77%) ION MarketView
3 8 (6.02%) Eikon
4 5 (3.76%) Kondor+
5 4 (3.01%) Misys Midas
5 4 (3.01%) IntelliMatch
6 1 (0.75%) Summit
6 1 (0.75%) Markit EDM
Communications & Networking
1 19 (14.29%) TCP/IP
2 13 (9.77%) LAN
3 9 (6.77%) WAN
3 9 (6.77%) Firewall
3 9 (6.77%) Multicast
4 5 (3.76%) ISDN
4 5 (3.76%) DNS
5 4 (3.01%) SSL
5 4 (3.01%) Internet
5 4 (3.01%) Cisco IPT
5 4 (3.01%) PABX
6 2 (1.50%) HTTP
7 1 (0.75%) SNMP
7 1 (0.75%) Intranet
7 1 (0.75%) VPLS
7 1 (0.75%) Wireshark
7 1 (0.75%) Network Security
7 1 (0.75%) Junos
7 1 (0.75%) MPLS
7 1 (0.75%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.76%) Oracle Database
2 4 (3.01%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.01%) MS Access
2 4 (3.01%) QlikView
3 2 (1.50%) DTS
4 1 (0.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.75%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (0.75%) Oracle BI EE
4 1 (0.75%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.75%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.75%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (2.26%) JIRA
2 2 (1.50%) JUnit
2 2 (1.50%) Maven
General
1 73 (54.89%) Finance
2 46 (34.59%) Banking
3 27 (20.30%) Investment Banking
4 20 (15.04%) Front Office
5 7 (5.26%) Back Office
5 7 (5.26%) Financial Institution
6 4 (3.01%) Publishing
6 4 (3.01%) Marketing
7 3 (2.26%) Legal
8 1 (0.75%) Retail
8 1 (0.75%) Law
8 1 (0.75%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.75%) Corporate Banking
8 1 (0.75%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 43 (32.33%) Analyst
2 20 (15.04%) Support Analyst
3 14 (10.53%) Desktop Support
4 13 (9.77%) Business Analyst
5 11 (8.27%) Support Engineer
6 10 (7.52%) Project Manager
6 10 (7.52%) Market Data Engineer
7 9 (6.77%) Desktop Engineer
7 9 (6.77%) Desktop Analyst
7 9 (6.77%) Developer
8 8 (6.02%) Programme Manager
8 8 (6.02%) Desktop Support Analyst
8 8 (6.02%) Help Desk Engineer
9 7 (5.26%) Data Analyst
10 5 (3.76%) Senior Analyst
10 5 (3.76%) Front Office Developer
10 5 (3.76%) Technical Project Manager
10 5 (3.76%) Technical Manager
11 4 (3.01%) Data Administrator
11 4 (3.01%) Market Data Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (12.78%) FIX Protocol
2 3 (2.26%) TIBCO EMS
2 3 (2.26%) .NET
2 3 (2.26%) XML
3 2 (1.50%) Web Services
3 2 (1.50%) HTML
3 2 (1.50%) WPF
4 1 (0.75%) Gherkin
4 1 (0.75%) Akka
4 1 (0.75%) WCF
4 1 (0.75%) J2SE
4 1 (0.75%) Rendezvous
Miscellaneous
1 28 (21.05%) Blackberry
2 17 (12.78%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (11.28%) iPad
4 13 (9.77%) Fixed Income
5 10 (7.52%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 8 (6.02%) Reference Data
7 7 (5.26%) Equities
8 6 (4.51%) PMI
8 6 (4.51%) iPhone
8 6 (4.51%) Derivative
8 6 (4.51%) Eurex
9 4 (3.01%) iSeries
9 4 (3.01%) STB
10 3 (2.26%) Equity Derivative
10 3 (2.26%) Hedge funds
11 2 (1.50%) SWIFT
11 2 (1.50%) Market Risk
11 2 (1.50%) Data Centre
12 1 (0.75%) Mobile App
12 1 (0.75%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 69 (51.88%) Windows
2 37 (27.82%) Windows 7
3 29 (21.80%) Linux
4 23 (17.29%) UNIX
5 14 (10.53%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (7.52%) Windows 8
7 7 (5.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 7 (5.26%) Windows XP
8 5 (3.76%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (2.26%) Android
10 1 (0.75%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.75%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (23.31%) Project Management
2 18 (13.53%) Investment Management
3 17 (12.78%) ITIL
4 16 (12.03%) Service Management
5 15 (11.28%) Electronic Trading
6 13 (9.77%) Asset Management
7 10 (7.52%) Low Latency
8 9 (6.77%) Change Management
8 9 (6.77%) Risk Management
8 9 (6.77%) Migration
9 6 (4.51%) PRINCE2
9 6 (4.51%) Capacity Management
9 6 (4.51%) Capacity Planning
10 5 (3.76%) Network Management
10 5 (3.76%) Analytics
10 5 (3.76%) Performance Monitoring
10 5 (3.76%) Problem Management
11 4 (3.01%) Data Analysis
11 4 (3.01%) Time Management
11 4 (3.01%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 24 (18.05%) SQL
2 15 (11.28%) VBA
3 12 (9.02%) Python
4 11 (8.27%) Perl
5 8 (6.02%) PowerShell
5 8 (6.02%) Java
6 6 (4.51%) C#
7 4 (3.01%) Shell Script
8 3 (2.26%) C++
9 2 (1.50%) JavaScript
9 2 (1.50%) Scala
9 2 (1.50%) VB
9 2 (1.50%) Ruby
10 1 (0.75%) Groovy
10 1 (0.75%) Lingo
Qualifications
1 6 (4.51%) PMI Certification
2 4 (3.01%) ITIL Certification
2 4 (3.01%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (1.50%) MCSE
3 2 (1.50%) Degree
4 1 (0.75%) PMP
4 1 (0.75%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (0.75%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.51%) SLA
2 1 (0.75%) Data Quality
System Software
1 21 (15.79%) Active Directory
2 8 (6.02%) XenApp
3 5 (3.76%) Microsoft App-V
3 5 (3.76%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (3.01%) SCCM
2 2 (1.50%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 96 (72.18%) Bloomberg
2 29 (21.80%) Citrix
3 19 (14.29%) Microsoft
4 18 (13.53%) VMware
5 17 (12.78%) Oracle
6 13 (9.77%) HP
7 10 (7.52%) Cisco
7 10 (7.52%) ION Trading
8 8 (6.02%) FactSet
9 7 (5.26%) Red Hat
9 7 (5.26%) Apple
10 6 (4.51%) Currenex
10 6 (4.51%) MarketAxess
10 6 (4.51%) eSpeed
11 4 (3.01%) TIBCO
11 4 (3.01%) Alcatel-Lucent
11 4 (3.01%) Lotus
11 4 (3.01%) Dell
12 3 (2.26%) Wyse
12 3 (2.26%) Altiris
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