The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors currently tracked.

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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Bloomberg
Rank 451 353 419
Rank change year-on-year
-98 +66
Contract jobs citing Bloomberg 129 229 169
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.24% 0.45% 0.29%
As % of the Vendors category 0.53% 0.95% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 163 107
Average daily rate
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£350 £415 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.66% -5.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £200 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £618 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £270 £180 £140
% change year-on-year
+50.00% +28.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 3
Average hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.55% +50.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.00 - -
Vendors Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
24568 24017 27034
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.63% 47.11% 46.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 13640 13020 13682
Average daily rate £380 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.93% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £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 1070 1195 1387
Average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +2.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.15 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £40.57 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-10.25% +2.63%

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 23 July 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 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 23 July 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 -110 120 £345 -16.86% 56
London -73 118 £350 -16.16% 51
City of London -9 30 £250 -41.11% 31
Scotland -10 8 £400 - 4
Stirling -3 5 - -
South East -7 1 £250 +38.88% 4
Edinburgh -22 1 £425 - 3
Oxfordshire - 1 £250 -
Liverpool - - - -
Canary Wharf - - - -
East of England - - - - 1
Mayfair - - - -
Essex - - - -
Kent - - - -
Docklands, London - - - -
Merseyside - - - -
North West - - - -

Bloomberg
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 July 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.

1 183 (59.03%) Reuters
2 156 (50.32%) Finance
3 133 (42.90%) Windows
4 117 (37.74%) Banking
5 110 (35.48%) Front Office
6 74 (23.87%) Fixed Income
7 66 (21.29%) Investment Banking
8 63 (20.32%) UNIX
9 61 (19.68%) Microsoft
10 59 (19.03%) Java
11 56 (18.06%) SQL
11 56 (18.06%) MS Office
11 56 (18.06%) Blackberry
12 54 (17.42%) ION Trading
13 51 (16.45%) Windows 7
14 49 (15.81%) MS Excel
15 48 (15.48%) Active Directory
16 47 (15.16%) Citrix
16 47 (15.16%) Fidessa
17 43 (13.87%) Linux
18 41 (13.23%) SQL Server
19 39 (12.58%) Oracle
20 38 (12.26%) Financial Institution
21 33 (10.65%) Equities
21 33 (10.65%) .NET
22 32 (10.32%) Asset Management
23 31 (10.00%) VMware
24 29 (9.35%) Hedge funds
25 28 (9.03%) Degree
26 27 (8.71%) C#

Bloomberg
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 20 (6.45%) IBM Notes
1 20 (6.45%) Lync
2 17 (5.48%) MS Exchange
3 16 (5.16%) SharePoint
4 13 (4.19%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 7 (2.26%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (0.97%) WebSphere
6 3 (0.97%) Confluence
7 2 (0.65%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (0.65%) TIBCO EMS
7 2 (0.65%) WebLogic
7 2 (0.65%) MTS
8 1 (0.32%) MQSeries
8 1 (0.32%) CMS
8 1 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2000
8 1 (0.32%) Oracle Coherence
8 1 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.32%) Mule
8 1 (0.32%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 56 (18.06%) MS Office
2 49 (15.81%) MS Excel
3 10 (3.23%) MS PowerPoint
4 7 (2.26%) MS Visio
5 4 (1.29%) MS Project
5 4 (1.29%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.32%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 26 (8.39%) ION MarketView
2 23 (7.42%) Markit EDM
3 21 (6.77%) RMDS
4 13 (4.19%) Eikon
5 8 (2.58%) LatentZero
6 5 (1.61%) Oracle iProcurement
7 4 (1.29%) Bloomberg TOMS
7 4 (1.29%) PolarLake
8 3 (0.97%) Sentinel
8 3 (0.97%) Eagle PACE
9 2 (0.65%) Adaptiv
9 2 (0.65%) SunGard Stream Clearvision
9 2 (0.65%) Khalix
9 2 (0.65%) Murex MxG2000
9 2 (0.65%) Tesseract
9 2 (0.65%) Minerva
10 1 (0.32%) SimCorp Dimension
10 1 (0.32%) MultiFonds
10 1 (0.32%) FINCAD Analytics
10 1 (0.32%) 3000 Xtra
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.97%) Office 365
2 1 (0.32%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.32%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (6.45%) VPN
2 17 (5.48%) DNS
3 16 (5.16%) DHCP
4 15 (4.84%) TCP/IP
5 12 (3.87%) WAN
5 12 (3.87%) LAN
6 10 (3.23%) Firewall
7 8 (2.58%) FTP
8 6 (1.94%) HTTP
8 6 (1.94%) Internet
8 6 (1.94%) Unified Communications
9 5 (1.61%) 3G
9 5 (1.61%) SSL
9 5 (1.61%) LDAP
9 5 (1.61%) PSTN
10 4 (1.29%) Wireless
10 4 (1.29%) IP Telephony
10 4 (1.29%) Multicast
11 3 (0.97%) Broadband
12 2 (0.65%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (13.23%) SQL Server
2 12 (3.87%) Relational Database
3 6 (1.94%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (1.94%) NoSQL
4 5 (1.61%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (0.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (0.97%) Oracle Database 11g
5 3 (0.97%) Firebird
5 3 (0.97%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (0.97%) Oracle Database
5 3 (0.97%) MySQL
6 2 (0.65%) MongoDB
6 2 (0.65%) KDB
6 2 (0.65%) Crystal Reports
6 2 (0.65%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (0.32%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.32%) SQL Server 7
7 1 (0.32%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (0.32%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.32%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 13 (4.19%) JUnit
2 8 (2.58%) JIRA
3 6 (1.94%) Subversion
4 5 (1.61%) Maven
4 5 (1.61%) QuickTest Pro
4 5 (1.61%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 3 (0.97%) jMock
5 3 (0.97%) Jenkins
6 2 (0.65%) Mockito
7 1 (0.32%) MSTest
7 1 (0.32%) Moq
7 1 (0.32%) MSI
7 1 (0.32%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.32%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.32%) IntelliJ
General
1 156 (50.32%) Finance
2 117 (37.74%) Banking
3 110 (35.48%) Front Office
4 66 (21.29%) Investment Banking
5 38 (12.26%) Financial Institution
6 19 (6.13%) Back Office
7 12 (3.87%) Telecoms
8 11 (3.55%) Legal
9 8 (2.58%) Advertising
10 3 (0.97%) Manufacturing
10 3 (0.97%) German Language
11 2 (0.65%) International Banking
12 1 (0.32%) Private Banking
12 1 (0.32%) Marketing
12 1 (0.32%) French Language
12 1 (0.32%) Retail
Job Titles
1 96 (30.97%) Analyst
2 55 (17.74%) Developer
3 39 (12.58%) Support Analyst
4 37 (11.94%) Support Engineer
4 37 (11.94%) Desktop Support
5 29 (9.35%) Business Analyst
6 28 (9.03%) Data Analyst
7 20 (6.45%) 2nd Line Support
8 17 (5.48%) Java Developer
8 17 (5.48%) Market Data Analyst
8 17 (5.48%) Market Analyst
9 16 (5.16%) Applications Support
10 14 (4.52%) Desktop Engineer
11 13 (4.19%) Market Data Support Analyst
12 11 (3.55%) Desktop Analyst
13 10 (3.23%) Desktop Support Analyst
13 10 (3.23%) Administrator
14 9 (2.90%) 1st Line Support
14 9 (2.90%) Consultant
14 9 (2.90%) Desktop Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (10.65%) .NET
2 20 (6.45%) Middleware
3 16 (5.16%) Rendezvous
3 16 (5.16%) Spring
4 13 (4.19%) XML
5 12 (3.87%) JMS
6 11 (3.55%) Java EE
7 9 (2.90%) WPF
8 8 (2.58%) Web Services
8 8 (2.58%) Hibernate
9 7 (2.26%) JTS
9 7 (2.26%) JTA
10 5 (1.61%) WCF
10 5 (1.61%) WinForms
10 5 (1.61%) FpML
11 4 (1.29%) XSLT
11 4 (1.29%) REST
12 3 (0.97%) MSMQ
13 2 (0.65%) MAPI
13 2 (0.65%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 74 (23.87%) Fixed Income
2 56 (18.06%) Blackberry
3 33 (10.65%) Equities
4 29 (9.35%) Hedge funds
5 19 (6.13%) Reference Data
6 15 (4.84%) Computer Science
7 14 (4.52%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 13 (4.19%) Derivative
9 12 (3.87%) Credit Derivative
10 8 (2.58%) Clustering
10 8 (2.58%) Data Integration
11 7 (2.26%) Market Risk
12 6 (1.94%) Credit Risk
13 5 (1.61%) iPhone
14 4 (1.29%) Fat Client
14 4 (1.29%) Video Conferencing
14 4 (1.29%) Smartphone
14 4 (1.29%) Interest Rate Derivative
14 4 (1.29%) Thin Client
14 4 (1.29%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 133 (42.90%) Windows
2 63 (20.32%) UNIX
3 51 (16.45%) Windows 7
4 43 (13.87%) Linux
5 27 (8.71%) Windows XP
6 12 (3.87%) Solaris
6 12 (3.87%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (1.61%) Mac OS X
8 4 (1.29%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (1.29%) Windows Vista
9 2 (0.65%) Windows 8
9 2 (0.65%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (0.65%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.32%) AIX
10 1 (0.32%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (10.32%) Asset Management
2 26 (8.39%) Data Management
3 23 (7.42%) Electronic Trading
4 22 (7.10%) Project Management
5 21 (6.77%) OO
6 19 (6.13%) User Acceptance Testing
7 18 (5.81%) Investment Management
7 18 (5.81%) UML
8 16 (5.16%) ITIL
9 15 (4.84%) Business Analysis
10 14 (4.52%) Multithreading
10 14 (4.52%) Service Delivery
11 13 (4.19%) Incident Management
11 13 (4.19%) Agile Software Development
11 13 (4.19%) Integration Testing
12 12 (3.87%) Risk Management
12 12 (3.87%) OOD
13 11 (3.55%) Data Analysis
13 11 (3.55%) TDD
14 10 (3.23%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 59 (19.03%) Java
2 56 (18.06%) SQL
3 27 (8.71%) C#
4 19 (6.13%) C++
5 11 (3.55%) Perl
5 11 (3.55%) VBA
5 11 (3.55%) PowerShell
6 10 (3.23%) VB
7 7 (2.26%) Scala
8 6 (1.94%) Shell Script
8 6 (1.94%) VBScript
9 5 (1.61%) T-SQL
10 4 (1.29%) JavaScript
11 3 (0.97%) VC++
11 3 (0.97%) Python
11 3 (0.97%) C++/CLI
12 2 (0.65%) C
12 2 (0.65%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 28 (9.03%) Degree
2 16 (5.16%) Microsoft Certification
3 12 (3.87%) MCP
4 7 (2.26%) MCITP
5 6 (1.94%) MCDST
6 5 (1.61%) MCSE
7 4 (1.29%) A+ Certification
8 3 (0.97%) MOS
8 3 (0.97%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (1.94%) SLA
2 3 (0.97%) QA
3 1 (0.32%) EMIR
System Software
1 48 (15.48%) Active Directory
2 25 (8.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (2.26%) XenApp
4 4 (1.29%) Terminal Server
5 1 (0.32%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (0.32%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (0.32%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.32%) vSphere
5 1 (0.32%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.32%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 22 (7.10%) SCCM
2 10 (3.23%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 5 (1.61%) HP Quality Center
3 5 (1.61%) DameWare
4 3 (0.97%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 2 (0.65%) Control-M
6 1 (0.32%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.32%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.32%) BMC Marimba
Vendors
1 183 (59.03%) Reuters
2 61 (19.68%) Microsoft
3 54 (17.42%) ION Trading
4 47 (15.16%) Fidessa
4 47 (15.16%) Citrix
5 39 (12.58%) Oracle
6 31 (10.00%) VMware
7 24 (7.74%) MarketAxess
8 21 (6.77%) Sybase
9 20 (6.45%) Lotus
10 19 (6.13%) Murex
11 17 (5.48%) TIBCO
12 13 (4.19%) Tradeweb
12 13 (4.19%) Symantec
13 12 (3.87%) Cisco
14 11 (3.55%) RIMES
14 11 (3.55%) eSpeed
14 11 (3.55%) CQG
14 11 (3.55%) Altiris
15 10 (3.23%) Charles River
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