The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Bloomberg products and/or services in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Bloomberg over the 3 months to 22 May 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 Bloomberg.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Bloomberg
Rank 504 426 313
Rank change year-on-year
-78 -113
Contract jobs citing Bloomberg 103 160 253
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.19% 0.30% 0.54%
As % of the Vendors category 0.42% 0.68% 1.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 87 182
Average daily rate
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£375 £473 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.63% -5.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £187 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £289 £375 £575
% change year-on-year
-23.00% -34.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 3
Average hourly rate £17.98 £17.50 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.74% +25.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £14.00

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

Vendors Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
24357 23653 22103
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 44.97% 44.93% 46.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 14074 13450 11763
Average daily rate £400 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £222 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1123 1058 1214
Average hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.21
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £38.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -7.89%

Bloomberg
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Bloomberg Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Bloomberg
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Bloomberg within the UK.

Bloomberg Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Bloomberg
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Bloomberg within the UK over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

Bloomberg Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Bloomberg
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Bloomberg within the UK.

Bloomberg Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Bloomberg
Top 17 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Bloomberg within the UK over the 3 months to 22 May 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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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
England -74 95 £375 -18.69% 58
London -61 84 £375 -21.05% 54
City of London -3 37 £300 -41.46% 31
South East -8 10 £500 +105.12% 3
Surrey - 9 £500 - 3
Scotland -12 5 £550 +44.73%
Edinburgh - 5 £550 -
County Antrim - 3 £121 -
Belfast - 3 £121 -
Northern Ireland - 3 £121 -
Canary Wharf -9 2 £513 +78.26%
Oxfordshire -21 1 £450 +80.00%
Bournemouth - 1 £121 -
Oxford - 1 £450 -
Dorset - 1 £121 -
Kent - 1 £500 -
South West - 1 £121 - 1

Bloomberg
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

1 140 (54.69%) Finance
2 120 (46.88%) Reuters
3 84 (32.81%) Windows
4 80 (31.25%) Banking
5 51 (19.92%) Front Office
5 51 (19.92%) TCP/IP
6 49 (19.14%) SQL
7 46 (17.97%) Microsoft
8 45 (17.58%) MS Excel
9 43 (16.80%) Windows 7
10 42 (16.41%) Active Directory
11 41 (16.02%) UNIX
12 40 (15.63%) ITIL
12 40 (15.63%) MS Office
13 39 (15.23%) Investment Banking
14 38 (14.84%) Cisco
14 38 (14.84%) Tradeweb
15 37 (14.45%) DNS
16 36 (14.06%) Fixed Income
17 35 (13.67%) Firewall
17 35 (13.67%) RMDS
17 35 (13.67%) SQL Server
18 33 (12.89%) Java
18 33 (12.89%) Asset Management
19 32 (12.50%) Service Management
19 32 (12.50%) DHCP
20 31 (12.11%) Blackberry
21 30 (11.72%) TIBCO
22 28 (10.94%) Multicast
23 27 (10.55%) Derivative

Bloomberg
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 11 (4.30%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 9 (3.52%) MS Exchange
3 8 (3.13%) Lync
4 6 (2.34%) IBM Notes
4 6 (2.34%) MTS
4 6 (2.34%) SharePoint
5 4 (1.56%) MindAlign
6 2 (0.78%) Oracle Coherence
6 2 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.39%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.39%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.39%) IIS
Applications
1 45 (17.58%) MS Excel
2 40 (15.63%) MS Office
3 5 (1.95%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.78%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.78%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.78%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 35 (13.67%) RMDS
2 19 (7.42%) thinkFolio
3 18 (7.03%) Eikon
4 13 (5.08%) Markit EDM
5 8 (3.13%) LatentZero
6 7 (2.73%) ION MarketView
7 5 (1.95%) Agresso
8 4 (1.56%) Summit
8 4 (1.56%) Bloomberg TOMS
9 2 (0.78%) Temenos Globus
9 2 (0.78%) Tesseract
9 2 (0.78%) Minerva
9 2 (0.78%) Sentinel
9 2 (0.78%) Temenos T24
9 2 (0.78%) SimCorp Dimension
10 1 (0.39%) BondVision
10 1 (0.39%) GoldMine
10 1 (0.39%) Oracle General Ledger
10 1 (0.39%) 3000 Xtra
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.39%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 51 (19.92%) TCP/IP
2 37 (14.45%) DNS
3 35 (13.67%) Firewall
4 32 (12.50%) DHCP
5 28 (10.94%) Multicast
6 26 (10.16%) Wireshark
7 24 (9.38%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 24 (9.38%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 13 (5.08%) Network Security
9 10 (3.91%) LAN
10 9 (3.52%) WAN
11 8 (3.13%) LDAP
11 8 (3.13%) VoIP
11 8 (3.13%) Unified Communications
12 5 (1.95%) VPN
13 4 (1.56%) Internet
13 4 (1.56%) SSL
13 4 (1.56%) Softphone
13 4 (1.56%) Cisco IOS
14 3 (1.17%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (13.67%) SQL Server
2 10 (3.91%) Relational Database
3 6 (2.34%) MS Access
4 5 (1.95%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (1.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (0.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (0.78%) Data Mart
7 1 (0.39%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.39%) Big Data
7 1 (0.39%) HBase
7 1 (0.39%) Oracle BI EE
7 1 (0.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.39%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.39%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 8 (3.13%) JIRA
2 5 (1.95%) Visual Studio
3 3 (1.17%) JUnit
4 2 (0.78%) AdminStudio
4 2 (0.78%) Subversion
4 2 (0.78%) Maven
4 2 (0.78%) Selenium
5 1 (0.39%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.39%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (0.39%) FxCop
5 1 (0.39%) StyleCop
5 1 (0.39%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.39%) NUnit
5 1 (0.39%) Introscope
5 1 (0.39%) QuickTest Pro
5 1 (0.39%) LoadRunner
5 1 (0.39%) MSI
General
1 140 (54.69%) Finance
2 80 (31.25%) Banking
3 51 (19.92%) Front Office
4 39 (15.23%) Investment Banking
5 24 (9.38%) Back Office
6 14 (5.47%) Financial Institution
7 8 (3.13%) Retail
8 5 (1.95%) Publishing
9 4 (1.56%) Retail Banking
10 3 (1.17%) Telecoms
11 2 (0.78%) Corporate Banking
12 1 (0.39%) German Language
12 1 (0.39%) Private Banking
12 1 (0.39%) Legal
12 1 (0.39%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 82 (32.03%) Analyst
2 37 (14.45%) Business Analyst
3 36 (14.06%) Developer
4 26 (10.16%) Support Analyst
4 26 (10.16%) Desktop Support
5 25 (9.77%) Consultant
6 21 (8.20%) Network Consultant
7 20 (7.81%) Support Engineer
7 20 (7.81%) Applications Support
8 17 (6.64%) Desktop Engineer
9 14 (5.47%) Firewall Consultant
10 12 (4.69%) Market Data Engineer
11 11 (4.30%) Applications Support Analyst
11 11 (4.30%) Desktop Support Engineer
12 8 (3.13%) Security Consultant
12 8 (3.13%) Applications Specialist
12 8 (3.13%) Data Analyst
12 8 (3.13%) Network Security Consultant
13 7 (2.73%) Market Data Specialist
13 7 (2.73%) Excel Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (10.16%) Rendezvous
2 23 (8.98%) .NET
3 15 (5.86%) FIX Protocol
4 6 (2.34%) HTML
4 6 (2.34%) CSS
4 6 (2.34%) .NET Framework
4 6 (2.34%) WPF
5 4 (1.56%) ASP.NET
5 4 (1.56%) Reactive Extensions
5 4 (1.56%) ASP.NET MVC
6 3 (1.17%) TIBCO EMS
6 3 (1.17%) jQuery
6 3 (1.17%) WinForms
6 3 (1.17%) XML
6 3 (1.17%) Middleware
7 2 (0.78%) COM
7 2 (0.78%) Spring
7 2 (0.78%) JSON
7 2 (0.78%) Application Packaging
7 2 (0.78%) Task Parallel Library
Miscellaneous
1 36 (14.06%) Fixed Income
2 31 (12.11%) Blackberry
3 27 (10.55%) Derivative
3 27 (10.55%) Management Information System
4 22 (8.59%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 20 (7.81%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 17 (6.64%) Equities
6 17 (6.64%) Analytical Skills
6 17 (6.64%) iPad
7 11 (4.30%) Data Integration
7 11 (4.30%) iPhone
8 8 (3.13%) Clustering
8 8 (3.13%) Reference Data
9 6 (2.34%) Hedge funds
10 5 (1.95%) SWIFT
10 5 (1.95%) Credit Derivative
11 4 (1.56%) Thin Client
11 4 (1.56%) Visualisation
11 4 (1.56%) Fat Client
11 4 (1.56%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 84 (32.81%) Windows
2 43 (16.80%) Windows 7
3 41 (16.02%) UNIX
4 23 (8.98%) Linux
5 22 (8.59%) Windows Server 2008
6 17 (6.64%) Windows XP
7 14 (5.47%) Solaris
7 14 (5.47%) Windows 8
8 9 (3.52%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (1.95%) Windows Vista
10 4 (1.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (1.17%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (1.17%) Android
12 2 (0.78%) SUSE
13 1 (0.39%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.39%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (15.63%) ITIL
2 33 (12.89%) Asset Management
3 32 (12.50%) Service Management
4 25 (9.77%) Change Management
5 23 (8.98%) Network Architecture
6 22 (8.59%) Investment Management
7 21 (8.20%) Load Balancing
8 17 (6.64%) Project Management
8 17 (6.64%) Electronic Trading
9 13 (5.08%) Low Latency
9 13 (5.08%) Fund Management
10 12 (4.69%) Portfolio Management
11 11 (4.30%) User Acceptance Testing
11 11 (4.30%) Business Analysis
12 10 (3.91%) OO
12 10 (3.91%) Agile Software Development
12 10 (3.91%) Workflow
12 10 (3.91%) Integration Testing
12 10 (3.91%) Multithreading
13 9 (3.52%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 49 (19.14%) SQL
2 33 (12.89%) Java
3 23 (8.98%) PowerShell
4 21 (8.20%) C#
5 18 (7.03%) VBA
6 15 (5.86%) Perl
7 13 (5.08%) C++
8 12 (4.69%) Shell Script
9 10 (3.91%) Python
10 8 (3.13%) JavaScript
11 4 (1.56%) T-SQL
12 2 (0.78%) VBScript
12 2 (0.78%) Scala
13 1 (0.39%) R
13 1 (0.39%) C-shell
13 1 (0.39%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.39%) Korn
13 1 (0.39%) Groovy
13 1 (0.39%) AWK
Qualifications
1 22 (8.59%) CISSP
2 8 (3.13%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (3.13%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (2.73%) Degree
4 5 (1.95%) CCNP
5 4 (1.56%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (1.17%) MCSE
7 2 (0.78%) Security Cleared
8 1 (0.39%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (0.39%) MCSA
8 1 (0.39%) MCP
8 1 (0.39%) PMP
8 1 (0.39%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.39%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.17%) SLA
2 2 (0.78%) QA
3 1 (0.39%) EMIR
3 1 (0.39%) Solvency II
System Software
1 42 (16.41%) Active Directory
2 9 (3.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (2.73%) Microsoft App-V
4 4 (1.56%) VMware Workstation
4 4 (1.56%) XenDesktop
4 4 (1.56%) vSphere
5 2 (0.78%) XenApp
5 2 (0.78%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.39%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 10 (3.91%) SCCM
2 5 (1.95%) ITRS Geneos
2 5 (1.95%) AirWatch
3 2 (0.78%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.39%) ServiceCenter
4 1 (0.39%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (0.39%) Control-M
Vendors
1 120 (46.88%) Reuters
2 46 (17.97%) Microsoft
3 38 (14.84%) Cisco
3 38 (14.84%) Tradeweb
4 30 (11.72%) TIBCO
5 26 (10.16%) CheckPoint
6 25 (9.77%) F5
6 25 (9.77%) Radianz
6 25 (9.77%) Juniper
7 24 (9.38%) NetScout
8 23 (8.98%) TippingPoint
8 23 (8.98%) Blue Coat
9 22 (8.59%) Tufin
9 22 (8.59%) LogLogic
9 22 (8.59%) Lancope
9 22 (8.59%) SolarWinds
10 19 (7.42%) Citrix
11 15 (5.86%) Fidessa
11 15 (5.86%) HP
12 13 (5.08%) VMware
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