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 21 November 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 Bloomberg.

Location
3 months to
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Bloomberg
Rank 447 422 404
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -18
Contract jobs citing Bloomberg 164 157 165
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.29% 0.30% 0.32%
As % of the Vendors category 0.65% 0.65% 0.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 94 124
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£425 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £128 £176 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £568 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £475 £305
% change year-on-year
-10.52% +55.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 3
Average hourly rate £66.25 £19.49 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+239.91% -15.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.15 £10.40 £17.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £115.50 £21.60 £27.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £10.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year
- -40.19%

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
25422 24038 24478
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 44.55% 46.25% 47.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 14968 13682 12666
Average daily rate £388 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1238 1190 1329
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.75 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year
- -5.40%

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 21 November 2014.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Bloomberg within the UK over the 3 months to 21 November 2014.

Bloomberg Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Bloomberg
Top 16 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 21 November 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
England -21 154 £416 +9.61% 43
London +7 153 £413 +7.14% 41
City of London +5 54 £450 +38.46% 18
Scotland -6 5 £438 -12.50%
Edinburgh -6 4 £438 -12.50%
Docklands, London +18 1 - -
Stirling - 1 - -
Woking - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Surrey - - - - 2
Birmingham - - - -
Milton Keynes - - - -
Midlands - - - -
South East - - - - 2
West Midlands - - - -
Mayfair - - - -

Bloomberg
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, 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.

1 152 (51.01%) Reuters
2 137 (45.97%) Finance
3 133 (44.63%) Windows
4 94 (31.54%) Banking
5 87 (29.19%) Front Office
6 81 (27.18%) SQL
7 75 (25.17%) Windows 7
8 67 (22.48%) MS Office
9 65 (21.81%) Microsoft
10 61 (20.47%) Active Directory
11 51 (17.11%) Investment Banking
12 50 (16.78%) MS Excel
13 49 (16.44%) UNIX
14 46 (15.44%) Blackberry
15 44 (14.77%) Fixed Income
15 44 (14.77%) Asset Management
16 41 (13.76%) Citrix
16 41 (13.76%) Windows XP
17 38 (12.75%) Oracle
18 37 (12.42%) Linux
19 35 (11.74%) Murex
20 34 (11.41%) Java
21 33 (11.07%) ION Trading
22 32 (10.74%) SharePoint
23 31 (10.40%) MS Exchange
24 29 (9.73%) SQL Server
25 28 (9.40%) DHCP
25 28 (9.40%) DNS
25 28 (9.40%) SCCM
25 28 (9.40%) Investment Management

Bloomberg
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, 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 32 (10.74%) SharePoint
2 31 (10.40%) MS Exchange
3 21 (7.05%) Lync
4 15 (5.03%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 9 (3.02%) Exchange Server 2003
6 8 (2.68%) WebSphere
6 8 (2.68%) Exchange Server 2010
6 8 (2.68%) WebLogic
6 8 (2.68%) IBM Notes
7 5 (1.68%) Exchange Server 2007
8 3 (1.01%) Confluence
9 2 (0.67%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (0.67%) Oracle Coherence
9 2 (0.67%) Apache
9 2 (0.67%) IIS
10 1 (0.34%) JBoss
10 1 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2000
10 1 (0.34%) SAS
10 1 (0.34%) Mule
10 1 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 67 (22.48%) MS Office
2 50 (16.78%) MS Excel
3 9 (3.02%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (1.01%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.34%) Adobe Captivate
5 1 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 17 (5.70%) Markit EDM
2 14 (4.70%) RMDS
3 12 (4.03%) Summit
4 9 (3.02%) ION MarketView
5 8 (2.68%) Murex MxG2000
6 7 (2.35%) Bloomberg TOMS
7 6 (2.01%) LatentZero
8 5 (1.68%) Oracle iProcurement
9 4 (1.34%) Eikon
10 2 (0.67%) 3000 Xtra
10 2 (0.67%) Eagle PACE
11 1 (0.34%) Khalix
11 1 (0.34%) Sentinel
11 1 (0.34%) Adaptiv
11 1 (0.34%) SunGard Stream Clearvision
11 1 (0.34%) SunGard APT
11 1 (0.34%) FINCAD Analytics
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.34%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 28 (9.40%) DHCP
1 28 (9.40%) DNS
2 20 (6.71%) TCP/IP
3 16 (5.37%) FTP
4 14 (4.70%) Internet
5 12 (4.03%) VPN
6 10 (3.36%) Wireless
7 8 (2.68%) Wireshark
8 7 (2.35%) Firewall
9 6 (2.01%) WAN
9 6 (2.01%) LAN
10 5 (1.68%) PSTN
11 4 (1.34%) LDAP
11 4 (1.34%) Cisco IPT
11 4 (1.34%) Multicast
12 3 (1.01%) HTTP
12 3 (1.01%) IP Telephony
12 3 (1.01%) 3G
12 3 (1.01%) SSL
13 2 (0.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (9.73%) SQL Server
2 14 (4.70%) Relational Database
3 8 (2.68%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (1.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (1.34%) DB2
4 4 (1.34%) MS Access
5 3 (1.01%) Data Mining
5 3 (1.01%) NoSQL
6 2 (0.67%) Big Data
6 2 (0.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (0.67%) RDBMS
6 2 (0.67%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (0.67%) MarkLogic
7 1 (0.34%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.34%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.34%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (0.34%) Sybase ASE
7 1 (0.34%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.34%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.34%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 7 (2.35%) Maven
2 5 (1.68%) QuickTest Pro
3 4 (1.34%) JIRA
4 3 (1.01%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (0.67%) TeamCity
5 2 (0.67%) Git (software)
5 2 (0.67%) MSTest
5 2 (0.67%) Moq
5 2 (0.67%) Visual Studio
5 2 (0.67%) Eclipse
5 2 (0.67%) IntelliJ
6 1 (0.34%) ReSharper
6 1 (0.34%) NUnit
6 1 (0.34%) CruiseControl
6 1 (0.34%) Subversion
6 1 (0.34%) Hudson
6 1 (0.34%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.34%) Ant
6 1 (0.34%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 137 (45.97%) Finance
2 94 (31.54%) Banking
3 87 (29.19%) Front Office
4 51 (17.11%) Investment Banking
5 18 (6.04%) Financial Institution
6 14 (4.70%) Telecoms
7 10 (3.36%) Back Office
7 10 (3.36%) Legal
8 4 (1.34%) Retail
9 2 (0.67%) German Language
9 2 (0.67%) Private Banking
9 2 (0.67%) Publishing
9 2 (0.67%) Games
10 1 (0.34%) Advertising
10 1 (0.34%) Marketing
10 1 (0.34%) French Language
Job Titles
1 103 (34.56%) Analyst
2 48 (16.11%) Support Analyst
3 44 (14.77%) Developer
4 33 (11.07%) Desktop Support
5 28 (9.40%) Business Analyst
6 26 (8.72%) Support Engineer
7 25 (8.39%) Applications Support
8 21 (7.05%) 2nd Line Support
8 21 (7.05%) Java Developer
9 18 (6.04%) 1st Line Support
10 16 (5.37%) Consultant
11 14 (4.70%) Desktop Engineer
12 13 (4.36%) Data Analyst
13 12 (4.03%) Help Desk Support
13 12 (4.03%) Help Desk Analyst
14 11 (3.69%) Desktop Analyst
15 10 (3.36%) 1st Line Support Analyst
15 10 (3.36%) Help Desk Support Analyst
16 9 (3.02%) Desktop Support Analyst
16 9 (3.02%) Applications Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (6.38%) FIX Protocol
2 15 (5.03%) XML
3 14 (4.70%) .NET
4 13 (4.36%) JMS
5 11 (3.69%) Hibernate
5 11 (3.69%) Spring
6 9 (3.02%) Middleware
6 9 (3.02%) Java EE
7 8 (2.68%) Murex Flex
7 8 (2.68%) Spring Integration
7 8 (2.68%) XSLT
8 7 (2.35%) JNI
8 7 (2.35%) Java SE
9 6 (2.01%) HTML
10 5 (1.68%) Rendezvous
11 4 (1.34%) WinForms
11 4 (1.34%) WPF
11 4 (1.34%) HTML5
12 3 (1.01%) WCF
13 2 (0.67%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 46 (15.44%) Blackberry
2 44 (14.77%) Fixed Income
3 26 (8.72%) Derivative
4 24 (8.05%) Hedge funds
5 23 (7.72%) Analytical Skills
6 20 (6.71%) Equities
7 18 (6.04%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 17 (5.70%) Reference Data
9 15 (5.03%) Fat Client
9 15 (5.03%) Thin Client
10 13 (4.36%) Credit Derivative
11 11 (3.69%) Smartphone
12 10 (3.36%) Smartcard
12 10 (3.36%) iPad
13 9 (3.02%) Management Information System
14 8 (2.68%) iPhone
15 7 (2.35%) Market Risk
15 7 (2.35%) Mobile App
16 6 (2.01%) Client/Server
17 5 (1.68%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 133 (44.63%) Windows
2 75 (25.17%) Windows 7
3 49 (16.44%) UNIX
4 41 (13.76%) Windows XP
5 37 (12.42%) Linux
6 17 (5.70%) Windows Server 2008
7 12 (4.03%) Windows 8
8 10 (3.36%) Windows Vista
9 9 (3.02%) Windows Server 2003
10 8 (2.68%) Mac OS X
11 7 (2.35%) Solaris
11 7 (2.35%) Apple iOS
12 3 (1.01%) Windows Server 2012
12 3 (1.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 2 (0.67%) Android
13 2 (0.67%) Windows Phone
13 2 (0.67%) SUSE
14 1 (0.34%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (14.77%) Asset Management
2 28 (9.40%) Investment Management
3 26 (8.72%) ITIL
4 19 (6.38%) Data Management
4 19 (6.38%) Business Analysis
5 18 (6.04%) Electronic Trading
6 17 (5.70%) Project Management
7 16 (5.37%) Service Delivery
8 15 (5.03%) User Acceptance Testing
9 14 (4.70%) Agile Software Development
10 13 (4.36%) Risk Management
11 12 (4.03%) Data Analysis
12 11 (3.69%) Incident Management
12 11 (3.69%) Multithreading
12 11 (3.69%) Mentoring
13 10 (3.36%) Migration
14 9 (3.02%) Software Testing
14 9 (3.02%) OO
14 9 (3.02%) Fund Management
15 7 (2.35%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 81 (27.18%) SQL
2 34 (11.41%) Java
3 23 (7.72%) C#
4 19 (6.38%) PowerShell
5 18 (6.04%) VBA
5 18 (6.04%) Perl
6 16 (5.37%) C++
7 11 (3.69%) Python
8 9 (3.02%) Shell Script
9 6 (2.01%) VBScript
10 3 (1.01%) VC++
10 3 (1.01%) C++/CLI
10 3 (1.01%) Bash Shell
10 3 (1.01%) JavaScript
10 3 (1.01%) T-SQL
11 2 (0.67%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.34%) VB
12 1 (0.34%) C
Qualifications
1 16 (5.37%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (4.70%) MCP
3 13 (4.36%) Degree
4 10 (3.36%) MCDST
4 10 (3.36%) MCITP
4 10 (3.36%) A+ Certification
5 9 (3.02%) ISEB
6 7 (2.35%) ISEB Practitioner
7 2 (0.67%) CISSP
7 2 (0.67%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (0.67%) MOS
7 2 (0.67%) MCSE
7 2 (0.67%) MCSA
8 1 (0.34%) CCNP
8 1 (0.34%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.34%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.35%) SLA
1 7 (2.35%) QA
2 1 (0.34%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 61 (20.47%) Active Directory
2 17 (5.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (2.01%) XenApp
4 4 (1.34%) Hyper-V
4 4 (1.34%) MetaFrame
4 4 (1.34%) Terminal Server
4 4 (1.34%) Terminal Services
4 4 (1.34%) VMware Workstation
4 4 (1.34%) VMware Server
5 2 (0.67%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.34%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.34%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 28 (9.40%) SCCM
2 14 (4.70%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 10 (3.36%) HP Quality Center
4 5 (1.68%) SCVMM
5 4 (1.34%) NetBackup
5 4 (1.34%) WSUS
6 3 (1.01%) DameWare
7 2 (0.67%) Control-M
7 2 (0.67%) Nagios
7 2 (0.67%) ITRS Geneos
7 2 (0.67%) Puppet
7 2 (0.67%) SCOM
8 1 (0.34%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (0.34%) BMC Marimba
8 1 (0.34%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 152 (51.01%) Reuters
2 65 (21.81%) Microsoft
3 41 (13.76%) Citrix
4 38 (12.75%) Oracle
5 35 (11.74%) Murex
6 33 (11.07%) ION Trading
7 23 (7.72%) VMware
7 23 (7.72%) MarketAxess
8 21 (7.05%) Fidessa
9 20 (6.71%) Sybase
10 19 (6.38%) Cisco
11 18 (6.04%) Symantec
12 17 (5.70%) Tradeweb
12 17 (5.70%) thinkFolio
12 17 (5.70%) CQG
12 17 (5.70%) Charles River
13 13 (4.36%) AppSense
14 12 (4.03%) eSpeed
14 12 (4.03%) Salesforce.com
15 11 (3.69%) TIBCO
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