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 18 September 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Bloomberg
Rank 477 421 429
Rank change year-on-year
-56 +8
Contract jobs citing Bloomberg 136 166 180
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.24% 0.32% 0.31%
As % of the Vendors category 0.52% 0.68% 0.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 106 121
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£350 £370 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.40% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £174 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £577 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £180 £180
% change year-on-year
+136.11% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 1
Average hourly rate £12.75 £22.50 £17.87
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-43.33% +25.94%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.00 - -

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
26399 24249 26884
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.88% 46.64% 46.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 14976 13582 13652
Average daily rate £388 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1173 1091 1356
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £18.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +1.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.63% +2.70%

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 18 September 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
Top 14 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 18 September 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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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 -62 125 £350 -2.77% 69
London -29 124 £350 -6.66% 67
City of London +12 48 £413 +37.50% 54
Scotland -16 7 £450 +12.50% 1
Edinburgh -2 3 £450 - 1
Stirling -8 3 - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
Surrey - - - - 2
Merseyside - - - -
North West - - - -
South East - - - - 2
West Midlands - - - -
Liverpool - - - -
Birmingham - - - -

Bloomberg
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 September 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.

1 146 (53.87%) Reuters
2 133 (49.08%) Finance
3 110 (40.59%) Windows
4 97 (35.79%) Banking
5 95 (35.06%) Front Office
6 67 (24.72%) SQL
7 53 (19.56%) Microsoft
7 53 (19.56%) Investment Banking
8 51 (18.82%) UNIX
9 50 (18.45%) Windows 7
10 49 (18.08%) Java
11 48 (17.71%) MS Office
11 48 (17.71%) Fixed Income
12 46 (16.97%) Active Directory
13 42 (15.50%) Oracle
14 41 (15.13%) MS Excel
15 40 (14.76%) Linux
16 39 (14.39%) Asset Management
17 38 (14.02%) Blackberry
17 38 (14.02%) ION Trading
18 36 (13.28%) SQL Server
19 31 (11.44%) Fidessa
20 30 (11.07%) Citrix
21 29 (10.70%) Murex
22 27 (9.96%) Investment Management
23 25 (9.23%) MarketAxess
23 25 (9.23%) Hedge funds
23 25 (9.23%) C#
24 24 (8.86%) Sybase
25 23 (8.49%) Charles River

Bloomberg
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 22 (8.12%) Lync
2 20 (7.38%) MS Exchange
3 17 (6.27%) SharePoint
4 12 (4.43%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 12 (4.43%) IBM Notes
5 8 (2.95%) WebLogic
5 8 (2.95%) Exchange Server 2010
5 8 (2.95%) WebSphere
6 3 (1.11%) Exchange Server 2003
6 3 (1.11%) Confluence
7 2 (0.74%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (0.74%) Oracle Coherence
7 2 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.37%) Mule
8 1 (0.37%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.37%) CMS
8 1 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2000
8 1 (0.37%) SAS
Applications
1 48 (17.71%) MS Office
2 41 (15.13%) MS Excel
3 5 (1.85%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (1.48%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (1.11%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.37%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 23 (8.49%) Markit EDM
2 18 (6.64%) ION MarketView
3 11 (4.06%) RMDS
4 9 (3.32%) Eikon
5 8 (2.95%) LatentZero
6 7 (2.58%) Murex MxG2000
6 7 (2.58%) Bloomberg TOMS
7 5 (1.85%) Oracle iProcurement
8 4 (1.48%) PolarLake
9 3 (1.11%) Sentinel
9 3 (1.11%) Eagle PACE
10 2 (0.74%) Adaptiv
10 2 (0.74%) SunGard Stream Clearvision
10 2 (0.74%) Summit
10 2 (0.74%) Tesseract
10 2 (0.74%) Minerva
11 1 (0.37%) MultiFonds
11 1 (0.37%) Khalix
11 1 (0.37%) SimCorp Dimension
11 1 (0.37%) FINCAD Analytics
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.11%) Office 365
2 1 (0.37%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.37%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (5.90%) VPN
2 15 (5.54%) DNS
3 14 (5.17%) DHCP
4 12 (4.43%) TCP/IP
5 6 (2.21%) WAN
5 6 (2.21%) FTP
5 6 (2.21%) LAN
5 6 (2.21%) Unified Communications
6 5 (1.85%) PSTN
6 5 (1.85%) LDAP
6 5 (1.85%) HTTP
6 5 (1.85%) SSL
6 5 (1.85%) Internet
6 5 (1.85%) 3G
7 4 (1.48%) IP Telephony
8 2 (0.74%) AMQP
8 2 (0.74%) SAN
8 2 (0.74%) VoIP
9 1 (0.37%) Broadband
9 1 (0.37%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (13.28%) SQL Server
2 16 (5.90%) Relational Database
3 6 (2.21%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (1.85%) NoSQL
5 4 (1.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (1.11%) Oracle Database 11g
6 3 (1.11%) MySQL
6 3 (1.11%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.74%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (0.74%) MongoDB
7 2 (0.74%) Firebird
7 2 (0.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (0.74%) Crystal Reports
7 2 (0.74%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (0.37%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (0.37%) SQL Server 7
8 1 (0.37%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (0.37%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.37%) MS Access
8 1 (0.37%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 10 (3.69%) JUnit
2 6 (2.21%) JIRA
3 4 (1.48%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 3 (1.11%) jMock
4 3 (1.11%) QuickTest Pro
4 3 (1.11%) Subversion
5 2 (0.74%) Maven
5 2 (0.74%) Eclipse
5 2 (0.74%) IntelliJ
5 2 (0.74%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.37%) MSTest
6 1 (0.37%) Moq
6 1 (0.37%) Visual Studio
General
1 133 (49.08%) Finance
2 97 (35.79%) Banking
3 95 (35.06%) Front Office
4 53 (19.56%) Investment Banking
5 23 (8.49%) Financial Institution
6 14 (5.17%) Back Office
7 11 (4.06%) Telecoms
7 11 (4.06%) Legal
8 8 (2.95%) Advertising
9 3 (1.11%) German Language
10 2 (0.74%) French Language
10 2 (0.74%) International Banking
10 2 (0.74%) Private Banking
11 1 (0.37%) Marketing
11 1 (0.37%) Retail
11 1 (0.37%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 77 (28.41%) Analyst
2 55 (20.30%) Developer
3 37 (13.65%) Business Analyst
4 32 (11.81%) Desktop Support
5 25 (9.23%) Support Analyst
6 24 (8.86%) Java Developer
7 23 (8.49%) Support Engineer
7 23 (8.49%) 2nd Line Support
8 20 (7.38%) Applications Support
9 15 (5.54%) Consultant
9 15 (5.54%) Data Analyst
10 12 (4.43%) Desktop Engineer
11 9 (3.32%) Administrator
11 9 (3.32%) Desktop Analyst
12 8 (2.95%) Desktop Support Analyst
13 7 (2.58%) Front Office Developer
14 6 (2.21%) Junior
14 6 (2.21%) Project Manager
14 6 (2.21%) C# Developer
14 6 (2.21%) Desktop Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (7.75%) .NET
2 18 (6.64%) XML
3 17 (6.27%) Spring
4 16 (5.90%) JMS
4 16 (5.90%) Java EE
5 14 (5.17%) Middleware
6 13 (4.80%) Hibernate
7 10 (3.69%) Rendezvous
8 9 (3.32%) XSLT
9 8 (2.95%) WPF
10 7 (2.58%) Spring Integration
10 7 (2.58%) Java SE
10 7 (2.58%) Murex Flex
10 7 (2.58%) JTS
10 7 (2.58%) JTA
10 7 (2.58%) JNI
11 6 (2.21%) Web Services
12 5 (1.85%) WCF
13 4 (1.48%) HTML
14 3 (1.11%) FpML
Miscellaneous
1 48 (17.71%) Fixed Income
2 38 (14.02%) Blackberry
3 25 (9.23%) Hedge funds
4 21 (7.75%) Equities
5 20 (7.38%) Reference Data
6 19 (7.01%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 17 (6.27%) Analytical Skills
8 15 (5.54%) Derivative
9 9 (3.32%) Data Integration
10 8 (2.95%) Market Risk
10 8 (2.95%) Clustering
11 7 (2.58%) Computer Science
11 7 (2.58%) Credit Derivative
12 5 (1.85%) Mathematics
12 5 (1.85%) Thin Client
12 5 (1.85%) Client/Server
12 5 (1.85%) Fat Client
12 5 (1.85%) iPhone
13 4 (1.48%) iPad
13 4 (1.48%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 110 (40.59%) Windows
2 51 (18.82%) UNIX
3 50 (18.45%) Windows 7
4 40 (14.76%) Linux
5 21 (7.75%) Windows XP
6 12 (4.43%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (2.95%) Mac OS X
7 8 (2.95%) Solaris
8 5 (1.85%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (1.48%) Windows 8
10 3 (1.11%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (1.11%) Apple iOS
11 2 (0.74%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.37%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.37%) Android
12 1 (0.37%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (14.39%) Asset Management
2 27 (9.96%) Investment Management
3 23 (8.49%) Data Management
4 22 (8.12%) Agile Software Development
5 21 (7.75%) Electronic Trading
6 20 (7.38%) Business Analysis
7 17 (6.27%) ITIL
8 16 (5.90%) OO
8 16 (5.90%) Project Management
8 16 (5.90%) Mentoring
9 15 (5.54%) Service Delivery
9 15 (5.54%) Multithreading
10 14 (5.17%) User Acceptance Testing
10 14 (5.17%) Data Analysis
11 13 (4.80%) Incident Management
12 12 (4.43%) UML
13 10 (3.69%) Integration Testing
14 9 (3.32%) TDD
14 9 (3.32%) Risk Management
15 8 (2.95%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 67 (24.72%) SQL
2 49 (18.08%) Java
3 25 (9.23%) C#
4 13 (4.80%) C++
4 13 (4.80%) VBA
5 12 (4.43%) PowerShell
6 11 (4.06%) Perl
7 7 (2.58%) Shell Script
8 5 (1.85%) Python
9 4 (1.48%) VBScript
9 4 (1.48%) VB
9 4 (1.48%) JavaScript
10 3 (1.11%) PL/SQL
10 3 (1.11%) T-SQL
10 3 (1.11%) VC++
10 3 (1.11%) C++/CLI
11 2 (0.74%) C
Qualifications
1 18 (6.64%) Degree
2 7 (2.58%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (1.85%) MCP
4 3 (1.11%) MCSA
4 3 (1.11%) MOS
5 2 (0.74%) ISEB
5 2 (0.74%) MCITP
6 1 (0.37%) MCSE
6 1 (0.37%) MCDST
6 1 (0.37%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.21%) SLA
2 3 (1.11%) QA
3 1 (0.37%) EMIR
3 1 (0.37%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 46 (16.97%) Active Directory
2 18 (6.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (2.58%) XenApp
4 4 (1.48%) Terminal Server
5 3 (1.11%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.74%) VMware Workstation
6 2 (0.74%) VMware Server
7 1 (0.37%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.37%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.37%) Oracle RMAN
7 1 (0.37%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.37%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.37%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 23 (8.49%) SCCM
2 12 (4.43%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 5 (1.85%) DameWare
4 3 (1.11%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (0.74%) SCVMM
5 2 (0.74%) Control-M
6 1 (0.37%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.37%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.37%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.37%) WSUS
6 1 (0.37%) BMC Marimba
Vendors
1 146 (53.87%) Reuters
2 53 (19.56%) Microsoft
3 42 (15.50%) Oracle
4 38 (14.02%) ION Trading
5 31 (11.44%) Fidessa
6 30 (11.07%) Citrix
7 29 (10.70%) Murex
8 25 (9.23%) MarketAxess
9 24 (8.86%) Sybase
10 23 (8.49%) Charles River
10 23 (8.49%) VMware
11 15 (5.54%) thinkFolio
11 15 (5.54%) Symantec
12 12 (4.43%) Lotus
12 12 (4.43%) Cisco
12 12 (4.43%) AppSense
12 12 (4.43%) Altiris
13 11 (4.06%) Salesforce.com
13 11 (4.06%) eSpeed
14 10 (3.69%) TIBCO
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