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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Bloomberg
Rank 513 476 371
Rank change year-on-year
-37 -105
Contract jobs citing Bloomberg 107 137 219
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.19% 0.25% 0.43%
As % of the Vendors category 0.43% 0.56% 0.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 61 151
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£500 £340 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+47.05% -15.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £196 £175 £191
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £550 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £270 £180
% change year-on-year
+85.18% +50.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 5
Average hourly rate £17.98 £19.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.36% -15.55%
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
24887 24619 23745
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 43.77% 45.05% 46.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 14650 13583 12848
Average daily rate £400 £375 £387
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -3.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £215 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1077 1070 1201
Average hourly rate £18.50 £18.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.77% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.55 £37.50 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £19.48
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -10.16%

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 31 July 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 18 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 31 July 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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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 -50 101 £500 +50.37% 41
London -35 93 £500 +47.05% 40
City of London -1 41 £500 +99.60% 20
Scotland -12 6 £450 +12.50%
Edinburgh -4 5 £450 +5.88%
South East -7 4 £550 +120.00% 1
Surrey - 4 £600 - 1
West Midlands - 2 £500 -
Stirling -4 1 - -
South West -8 1 £121 -35.46%
Canary Wharf - 1 £450 -
Dorset - 1 £121 -
Birmingham - 1 £500 -
North West - 1 - -
Chester - 1 - -
Bournemouth - 1 £121 -
Cheshire - 1 - -
Kent - 1 £500 -

Bloomberg
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 125 (53.42%) Finance
2 98 (41.88%) Reuters
3 82 (35.04%) Windows
4 73 (31.20%) Banking
5 48 (20.51%) Front Office
6 43 (18.38%) TCP/IP
7 42 (17.95%) Microsoft
7 42 (17.95%) Investment Banking
8 41 (17.52%) Asset Management
8 41 (17.52%) MS Office
9 40 (17.09%) Windows 7
10 39 (16.67%) Active Directory
11 37 (15.81%) SQL Server
11 37 (15.81%) Fixed Income
12 36 (15.38%) Java
13 35 (14.96%) MS Excel
14 34 (14.53%) SQL
14 34 (14.53%) Blackberry
15 33 (14.10%) C#
15 33 (14.10%) DNS
16 32 (13.68%) ITIL
16 32 (13.68%) Tradeweb
17 31 (13.25%) Cisco
18 30 (12.82%) UNIX
18 30 (12.82%) .NET
19 27 (11.54%) Service Management
20 25 (10.68%) Project Management
20 25 (10.68%) Investment Management
21 24 (10.26%) DHCP
22 22 (9.40%) RMDS

Bloomberg
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 16 (6.84%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 11 (4.70%) MTS
2 11 (4.70%) MS Exchange
3 7 (2.99%) SharePoint
4 5 (2.14%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (1.71%) Lync
6 3 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (0.85%) IBM Notes
7 2 (0.85%) MindAlign
7 2 (0.85%) Oracle Coherence
8 1 (0.43%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.43%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 41 (17.52%) MS Office
2 35 (14.96%) MS Excel
3 7 (2.99%) Mingle
4 5 (2.14%) Spreadsheet
5 4 (1.71%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (1.28%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.85%) MS Project
7 2 (0.85%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 22 (9.40%) RMDS
2 16 (6.84%) thinkFolio
3 14 (5.98%) Markit EDM
4 13 (5.56%) Eikon
5 7 (2.99%) Summit
6 6 (2.56%) ION MarketView
7 5 (2.14%) Agresso
8 4 (1.71%) Bloomberg TOMS
9 3 (1.28%) LatentZero
10 2 (0.85%) Tesseract
10 2 (0.85%) Minerva
10 2 (0.85%) Sentinel
11 1 (0.43%) Temenos Globus
11 1 (0.43%) SimCorp Dimension
11 1 (0.43%) Kondor+
11 1 (0.43%) GoldMine
11 1 (0.43%) Temenos T24
11 1 (0.43%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (0.43%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 43 (18.38%) TCP/IP
2 33 (14.10%) DNS
3 24 (10.26%) DHCP
4 19 (8.12%) Firewall
5 18 (7.69%) Multicast
6 17 (7.26%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 17 (7.26%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 17 (7.26%) Wireshark
7 13 (5.56%) Network Security
8 9 (3.85%) LAN
9 8 (3.42%) WAN
10 6 (2.56%) Cisco IPT
11 4 (1.71%) Unified Communications
11 4 (1.71%) VoIP
11 4 (1.71%) LDAP
11 4 (1.71%) SSL
12 3 (1.28%) Wireless
13 2 (0.85%) Softphone
13 2 (0.85%) VPLS
13 2 (0.85%) Junos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (15.81%) SQL Server
2 9 (3.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 7 (2.99%) Relational Database
4 2 (0.85%) Oracle Database
4 2 (0.85%) Data Mart
4 2 (0.85%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.43%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.43%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.43%) HBase
5 1 (0.43%) Big Data
5 1 (0.43%) Oracle BI EE
5 1 (0.43%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (0.43%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 11 (4.70%) Selenium
2 9 (3.85%) WebDriver
2 9 (3.85%) SpecFlow
3 6 (2.56%) JIRA
4 3 (1.28%) JUnit
5 2 (0.85%) Maven
6 1 (0.43%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.43%) HP UFT
6 1 (0.43%) LoadRunner
6 1 (0.43%) Introscope
6 1 (0.43%) NUnit
6 1 (0.43%) Subversion
6 1 (0.43%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 125 (53.42%) Finance
2 73 (31.20%) Banking
3 48 (20.51%) Front Office
4 42 (17.95%) Investment Banking
5 12 (5.13%) Financial Institution
6 9 (3.85%) Back Office
7 5 (2.14%) Publishing
8 3 (1.28%) Advertising
8 3 (1.28%) Retail
9 2 (0.85%) Corporate Banking
9 2 (0.85%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.43%) Legal
10 1 (0.43%) Games
10 1 (0.43%) Private Banking
10 1 (0.43%) German Language
10 1 (0.43%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 78 (33.33%) Analyst
2 45 (19.23%) Developer
3 34 (14.53%) Business Analyst
4 23 (9.83%) Desktop Support
5 21 (8.97%) Support Analyst
6 17 (7.26%) Applications Support
6 17 (7.26%) Consultant
6 17 (7.26%) Desktop Engineer
7 16 (6.84%) Support Engineer
8 14 (5.98%) Network Consultant
9 13 (5.56%) Architect
10 12 (5.13%) Data Analyst
11 11 (4.70%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 11 (4.70%) Lead Developer
12 10 (4.27%) Java Developer
13 8 (3.42%) Desktop Analyst
13 8 (3.42%) Desktop Support Analyst
13 8 (3.42%) Support Specialist
13 8 (3.42%) Project Manager
13 8 (3.42%) Applications Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (12.82%) .NET
2 19 (8.12%) FIX Protocol
3 18 (7.69%) Rendezvous
4 17 (7.26%) WPF
5 15 (6.41%) ASP.NET MVC
5 15 (6.41%) .NET Framework
5 15 (6.41%) ASP.NET
6 7 (2.99%) CSS
6 7 (2.99%) HTML
7 6 (2.56%) Middleware
8 5 (2.14%) Spring
9 3 (1.28%) Reactive Extensions
9 3 (1.28%) jQuery
9 3 (1.28%) TIBCO EMS
9 3 (1.28%) XML
10 2 (0.85%) COM
10 2 (0.85%) WinForms
10 2 (0.85%) WCF
11 1 (0.43%) LINQ
11 1 (0.43%) WebSphere Message Broker
Miscellaneous
1 37 (15.81%) Fixed Income
2 34 (14.53%) Blackberry
3 21 (8.97%) Analytical Skills
3 21 (8.97%) iPad
4 19 (8.12%) Management Information System
5 17 (7.26%) Derivative
5 17 (7.26%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 16 (6.84%) Equities
7 15 (6.41%) iPhone
7 15 (6.41%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 12 (5.13%) Reference Data
9 8 (3.42%) Hedge funds
10 5 (2.14%) Visualisation
11 4 (1.71%) Clustering
11 4 (1.71%) Statistics
12 3 (1.28%) PMI
12 3 (1.28%) Equity Derivative
12 3 (1.28%) SWIFT
12 3 (1.28%) Data Centre
13 2 (0.85%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 82 (35.04%) Windows
2 40 (17.09%) Windows 7
3 30 (12.82%) UNIX
4 19 (8.12%) Windows XP
5 16 (6.84%) Linux
5 16 (6.84%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (4.27%) Windows 8
7 7 (2.99%) Solaris
8 6 (2.56%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (1.71%) Windows Vista
9 4 (1.71%) Android
10 3 (1.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (0.85%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (0.43%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.43%) SUSE
12 1 (0.43%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (17.52%) Asset Management
2 32 (13.68%) ITIL
3 27 (11.54%) Service Management
4 25 (10.68%) Project Management
4 25 (10.68%) Investment Management
5 18 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
5 18 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
5 18 (7.69%) Change Management
6 15 (6.41%) MVC
6 15 (6.41%) Electronic Trading
6 15 (6.41%) Network Architecture
6 15 (6.41%) Portfolio Management
6 15 (6.41%) Low Latency
7 14 (5.98%) Mentoring
7 14 (5.98%) Load Balancing
7 14 (5.98%) TDD
7 14 (5.98%) Business Analysis
8 12 (5.13%) Migration
8 12 (5.13%) Multithreading
8 12 (5.13%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 36 (15.38%) Java
2 34 (14.53%) SQL
3 33 (14.10%) C#
4 21 (8.97%) VBA
5 14 (5.98%) PowerShell
6 10 (4.27%) C++
6 10 (4.27%) Perl
7 9 (3.85%) JavaScript
7 9 (3.85%) Python
8 7 (2.99%) Shell Script
9 2 (0.85%) Scala
9 2 (0.85%) R
10 1 (0.43%) VB
10 1 (0.43%) C-shell
10 1 (0.43%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.43%) AWK
10 1 (0.43%) Lingo
10 1 (0.43%) Ruby
10 1 (0.43%) Korn
10 1 (0.43%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 14 (5.98%) CISSP
2 9 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (2.99%) Degree
4 5 (2.14%) ISEB
5 4 (1.71%) MCSE
5 4 (1.71%) PMI Certification
6 3 (1.28%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (1.28%) Security Cleared
6 3 (1.28%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (0.85%) MCSA
7 2 (0.85%) MCP
7 2 (0.85%) IIBA
7 2 (0.85%) CBAP
7 2 (0.85%) PMP
8 1 (0.43%) CCNA
8 1 (0.43%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.85%) SLA
2 4 (1.71%) Solvency II
3 2 (0.85%) MiFID
4 1 (0.43%) QA
4 1 (0.43%) Data Quality
System Software
1 39 (16.67%) Active Directory
2 9 (3.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (2.14%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (0.85%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.43%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 6 (2.56%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (2.14%) AirWatch
3 4 (1.71%) SCCM
4 3 (1.28%) ITRS Geneos
5 1 (0.43%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.43%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.43%) Control-M
5 1 (0.43%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 98 (41.88%) Reuters
2 42 (17.95%) Microsoft
3 32 (13.68%) Tradeweb
4 31 (13.25%) Cisco
5 21 (8.97%) TIBCO
6 18 (7.69%) Juniper
7 17 (7.26%) CheckPoint
7 17 (7.26%) NetScout
7 17 (7.26%) F5
8 16 (6.84%) VMware
9 15 (6.41%) Blue Coat
9 15 (6.41%) TippingPoint
9 15 (6.41%) SolarWinds
9 15 (6.41%) Tufin
9 15 (6.41%) LogLogic
9 15 (6.41%) Lancope
9 15 (6.41%) Citrix
10 14 (5.98%) HP
10 14 (5.98%) Radianz
11 13 (5.56%) Murex
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