The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Bloomberg products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Bloomberg over the 3 months to 1 May 2016 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 Bloomberg.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Bloomberg
Rank 273 255 252
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -3
Contract jobs citing Bloomberg 10 14 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.10% 0.14% 0.032%
As % of the Vendors category 0.21% 0.30% 0.068%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 1 3
Average daily rate £545 £450 £238
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.11% +89.47%
UK excluding London average daily rate £520 £450 £385
% change year-on-year
+15.55% +16.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Bloomberg
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the South East region.

Vendors Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
4708 4659 4381
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 48.86% 46.15% 46.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 2818 2487 2202
Average daily rate £400 £375 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +5.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 204 256 257
Average hourly rate £20.25 £19.25 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.19% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.17 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%

Bloomberg
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Bloomberg across the South East region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Bloomberg Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Bloomberg
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Bloomberg across the South East region.

Bloomberg Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Bloomberg
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Bloomberg across the South East region over the 3 months to 1 May 2016.

Bloomberg Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Bloomberg
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Bloomberg across the South East region.

Bloomberg Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Bloomberg
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Bloomberg within the South East region over the 3 months to 1 May 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Oxfordshire +12 5 £600 +33.33%
Surrey -17 5 £540 -
Bloomberg
England

Bloomberg
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South East region citing Bloomberg 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 Bloomberg.

1 7 (58.33%) Finance
2 6 (50.00%) Asset Management
3 5 (41.67%) Project Management
3 5 (41.67%) Reuters
3 5 (41.67%) Investment Management
4 4 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (33.33%) Fund Accounting
5 3 (25.00%) Back Office
5 3 (25.00%) Product Management
6 2 (16.67%) Front Office
6 2 (16.67%) Fixed Income
6 2 (16.67%) Equities
6 2 (16.67%) MS Office
6 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
6 2 (16.67%) thinkFolio
7 1 (8.33%) Windows 8
7 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (8.33%) Driving Licence
7 1 (8.33%) Portfolio Management
7 1 (8.33%) Windows 7
7 1 (8.33%) Active Directory
7 1 (8.33%) SmartStream
7 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (8.33%) A+ Certification
7 1 (8.33%) MCP
7 1 (8.33%) Windows
7 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
7 1 (8.33%) Charles River
7 1 (8.33%) Blackberry
7 1 (8.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server

Bloomberg
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South East region citing Bloomberg 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 Bloomberg. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (8.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 2 (16.67%) MS Office
2 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (16.67%) thinkFolio
General
1 7 (58.33%) Finance
2 3 (25.00%) Back Office
3 2 (16.67%) Front Office
4 1 (8.33%) Retail
4 1 (8.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (50.00%) Analyst
2 5 (41.67%) Project Manager
3 4 (33.33%) Support Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) Operational Support Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) Operations Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) Operations Support Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) Senior Manager
4 2 (16.67%) Senior Project Manager
5 1 (8.33%) Asset Management Project Manager
5 1 (8.33%) Business Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) IT Manager
5 1 (8.33%) IT Project Manager
5 1 (8.33%) Technical Manager
5 1 (8.33%) Technical Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Equities
1 2 (16.67%) Fixed Income
2 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (8.33%) Blackberry
2 1 (8.33%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) Windows
1 1 (8.33%) Windows 7
1 1 (8.33%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (50.00%) Asset Management
2 5 (41.67%) Investment Management
2 5 (41.67%) Project Management
3 4 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (33.33%) Fund Accounting
4 3 (25.00%) Product Management
5 1 (8.33%) Incident Management
5 1 (8.33%) Portfolio Management
5 1 (8.33%) Risk Management
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) A+ Certification
1 1 (8.33%) MCP
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 1 (8.33%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 5 (41.67%) Reuters
2 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 1 (8.33%) Charles River
3 1 (8.33%) SmartStream