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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Bloomberg
Rank 404 356 336
Rank change year-on-year
-48 -20
Contract jobs citing Bloomberg 187 192 274
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.33% 0.40% 0.45%
As % of the Vendors category 0.72% 0.86% 0.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 120 134 197
Average daily rate £425 £500 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £241 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £650 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £550 £200
% change year-on-year
-30.00% +175.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 10
Average hourly rate £17.50 £14.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.68% -27.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £14.00 £14.96
% change year-on-year
- -6.41%
Vendors Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
25818 22455 27837
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.86% 47.05% 45.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 14474 11940 14191
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
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 1103 1186 1344
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% -5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.90 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -5.50%

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 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -100 172 £425 -15.00% 45
London -32 169 £425 -15.00% 44
City of London -20 58 £538 +11.68% 27
South East -12 3 £238 - 1
Canary Wharf +20 2 £294 -53.00%
Docklands, London -6 1 £160 -68.00%
North West - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Knutsford - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Milton Keynes - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Cheshire - - - -
Kent - - - - 1
Surrey - - - -
Mayfair - - - -
South West - - - -

Bloomberg
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

1 217 (68.45%) Reuters
2 172 (54.26%) Finance
3 146 (46.06%) Windows
4 139 (43.85%) Banking
5 113 (35.65%) Front Office
6 82 (25.87%) Windows 7
7 81 (25.55%) Blackberry
8 71 (22.40%) Fixed Income
9 68 (21.45%) Microsoft
9 68 (21.45%) Fidessa
10 66 (20.82%) UNIX
11 65 (20.50%) MS Office
12 64 (20.19%) Investment Banking
13 61 (19.24%) Citrix
14 56 (17.67%) Java
15 49 (15.46%) SQL
16 47 (14.83%) Linux
16 47 (14.83%) ION Trading
17 45 (14.20%) Active Directory
17 45 (14.20%) Equities
18 42 (13.25%) Windows XP
19 41 (12.93%) MS Excel
20 38 (11.99%) Financial Institution
21 36 (11.36%) SQL Server
22 34 (10.73%) IBM Notes
22 34 (10.73%) Lotus
23 33 (10.41%) Oracle
23 33 (10.41%) Eikon
24 32 (10.09%) Back Office
25 31 (9.78%) Asset Management

Bloomberg
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 34 (10.73%) IBM Notes
2 18 (5.68%) MS Exchange
3 12 (3.79%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 9 (2.84%) SharePoint
5 8 (2.52%) Exchange Server 2010
6 6 (1.89%) Lync
7 5 (1.58%) Exchange Server 2003
8 3 (0.95%) Confluence
8 3 (0.95%) WebSphere
8 3 (0.95%) TIBCO EMS
9 2 (0.63%) MTS
9 2 (0.63%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2007
10 1 (0.32%) MQSeries
Applications
1 65 (20.50%) MS Office
2 41 (12.93%) MS Excel
3 12 (3.79%) MS PowerPoint
4 8 (2.52%) MS Visio
5 7 (2.21%) MS Project
6 3 (0.95%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.63%) Mathematica
8 1 (0.32%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 33 (10.41%) Eikon
2 26 (8.20%) ION MarketView
3 20 (6.31%) Markit EDM
4 18 (5.68%) RMDS
5 5 (1.58%) LatentZero
6 4 (1.26%) Khalix
7 2 (0.63%) Murex MxG2000
7 2 (0.63%) Dynamics GP
8 1 (0.32%) SunGard Stream Clearvision
8 1 (0.32%) 3000 Xtra
8 1 (0.32%) Oracle General Ledger
8 1 (0.32%) Tesseract
8 1 (0.32%) Minerva
8 1 (0.32%) Sentinel
8 1 (0.32%) MultiFonds
8 1 (0.32%) Eagle PACE
Communications & Networking
1 30 (9.46%) TCP/IP
2 18 (5.68%) VPN
2 18 (5.68%) LAN
2 18 (5.68%) WAN
3 17 (5.36%) DNS
4 13 (4.10%) DHCP
4 13 (4.10%) Firewall
5 10 (3.15%) Internet
6 8 (2.52%) Multicast
7 5 (1.58%) Wi-Fi
8 4 (1.26%) FTP
8 4 (1.26%) HTTP
8 4 (1.26%) Broadband
8 4 (1.26%) Wireless
8 4 (1.26%) Network Security
9 3 (0.95%) IP Telephony
9 3 (0.95%) Extranet
9 3 (0.95%) SAN
9 3 (0.95%) 3G
9 3 (0.95%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (11.36%) SQL Server
2 10 (3.15%) Relational Database
3 7 (2.21%) Oracle Database
3 7 (2.21%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (1.89%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (1.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (1.26%) Oracle Database 10g
6 4 (1.26%) Oracle Reports
7 3 (0.95%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (0.95%) NoSQL
7 3 (0.95%) SQL Server 2005
7 3 (0.95%) Firebird
7 3 (0.95%) MySQL
7 3 (0.95%) Crystal Reports
7 3 (0.95%) DTS
7 3 (0.95%) SQL Server 7
7 3 (0.95%) SQL Server 2000
7 3 (0.95%) RDBMS
8 2 (0.63%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (0.63%) KDB
Development Applications
1 12 (3.79%) JUnit
2 9 (2.84%) JIRA
3 6 (1.89%) Subversion
4 5 (1.58%) Maven
4 5 (1.58%) QuickTest Pro
5 3 (0.95%) Jenkins
5 3 (0.95%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 3 (0.95%) jMock
6 2 (0.63%) Mockito
7 1 (0.32%) MSI
General
1 172 (54.26%) Finance
2 139 (43.85%) Banking
3 113 (35.65%) Front Office
4 64 (20.19%) Investment Banking
5 38 (11.99%) Financial Institution
6 32 (10.09%) Back Office
7 5 (1.58%) Telecoms
8 4 (1.26%) Advertising
9 3 (0.95%) French Language
9 3 (0.95%) German Language
9 3 (0.95%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.63%) Legal
11 1 (0.32%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 94 (29.65%) Analyst
2 54 (17.03%) Support Engineer
3 51 (16.09%) Desktop Support
3 51 (16.09%) Developer
4 36 (11.36%) Support Analyst
5 29 (9.15%) Business Analyst
6 24 (7.57%) Data Analyst
7 23 (7.26%) Desktop Engineer
8 19 (5.99%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 15 (4.73%) Market Analyst
9 15 (4.73%) Market Data Analyst
10 14 (4.42%) 2nd Line Support
11 12 (3.79%) Applications Support
11 12 (3.79%) Help Desk Support
11 12 (3.79%) Java Developer
12 9 (2.84%) Market Data Support Analyst
13 8 (2.52%) 1st Line Support
13 8 (2.52%) Trade Floor Support Analyst
13 8 (2.52%) IT Support
13 8 (2.52%) Market Data Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (8.52%) .NET
2 22 (6.94%) Middleware
3 15 (4.73%) Rendezvous
4 14 (4.42%) Spring
5 11 (3.47%) XML
6 10 (3.15%) JMS
7 9 (2.84%) Java EE
8 7 (2.21%) WPF
9 6 (1.89%) Web Services
9 6 (1.89%) Hibernate
10 5 (1.58%) JTA
10 5 (1.58%) JTS
11 4 (1.26%) FpML
11 4 (1.26%) REST
12 3 (0.95%) XSLT
12 3 (0.95%) MSMQ
13 2 (0.63%) MAPI
13 2 (0.63%) WSDL
13 2 (0.63%) WinForms
13 2 (0.63%) Murex Flex
Miscellaneous
1 81 (25.55%) Blackberry
2 71 (22.40%) Fixed Income
3 45 (14.20%) Equities
4 27 (8.52%) Hedge funds
5 20 (6.31%) Derivative
6 19 (5.99%) iPhone
7 18 (5.68%) Credit Derivative
8 17 (5.36%) Computer Science
9 16 (5.05%) Reference Data
10 14 (4.42%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 9 (2.84%) iPad
12 6 (1.89%) Credit Risk
13 5 (1.58%) Data Integration
14 4 (1.26%) Smartcard
14 4 (1.26%) Thin Client
14 4 (1.26%) Video Conferencing
14 4 (1.26%) Fat Client
14 4 (1.26%) Interest Rate Derivative
14 4 (1.26%) Smartphone
15 3 (0.95%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 146 (46.06%) Windows
2 82 (25.87%) Windows 7
3 66 (20.82%) UNIX
4 47 (14.83%) Linux
5 42 (13.25%) Windows XP
6 12 (3.79%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (2.21%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (2.21%) Solaris
7 7 (2.21%) Mac OS X
8 6 (1.89%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (1.58%) Apple iOS
9 5 (1.58%) Windows Vista
10 4 (1.26%) Android
11 3 (0.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (0.95%) Windows 2000
11 3 (0.95%) AIX
12 2 (0.63%) SUSE
13 1 (0.32%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.32%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.32%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (9.78%) Asset Management
2 20 (6.31%) Migration
3 19 (5.99%) Project Management
3 19 (5.99%) User Acceptance Testing
4 18 (5.68%) UML
5 17 (5.36%) OO
5 17 (5.36%) Business Analysis
5 17 (5.36%) Electronic Trading
6 15 (4.73%) Risk Management
7 14 (4.42%) ITIL
8 13 (4.10%) Data Management
9 12 (3.79%) Algorithmic Trading
10 11 (3.47%) Multithreading
10 11 (3.47%) Investment Management
10 11 (3.47%) OOD
11 10 (3.15%) Workflow
12 9 (2.84%) Agile Software Development
12 9 (2.84%) Change Management
13 8 (2.52%) Service Delivery
13 8 (2.52%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 56 (17.67%) Java
2 49 (15.46%) SQL
3 22 (6.94%) C#
4 20 (6.31%) C++
5 13 (4.10%) VB
5 13 (4.10%) VBA
6 11 (3.47%) Scala
7 10 (3.15%) Perl
8 7 (2.21%) T-SQL
8 7 (2.21%) Shell Script
9 6 (1.89%) PL/SQL
9 6 (1.89%) VBScript
9 6 (1.89%) Python
9 6 (1.89%) PowerShell
10 3 (0.95%) JavaScript
11 2 (0.63%) Lua
12 1 (0.32%) Bourne shell
12 1 (0.32%) C-shell
12 1 (0.32%) Korn
12 1 (0.32%) AWK
Qualifications
1 26 (8.20%) Degree
2 19 (5.99%) Microsoft Certification
3 10 (3.15%) MCP
3 10 (3.15%) MCITP
4 8 (2.52%) MCSE
5 7 (2.21%) MCDST
6 4 (1.26%) A+ Certification
7 2 (0.63%) PMP
7 2 (0.63%) PMI Certification
7 2 (0.63%) MCSA
8 1 (0.32%) MCTS
8 1 (0.32%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.32%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.58%) QA
2 4 (1.26%) SLA
3 3 (0.95%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.32%) EMIR
System Software
1 45 (14.20%) Active Directory
2 21 (6.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (2.52%) XenApp
4 4 (1.26%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (0.95%) Oracle RMAN
6 2 (0.63%) vSphere
7 1 (0.32%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 12 (3.79%) SCCM
2 5 (1.58%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (1.58%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 3 (0.95%) DameWare
4 2 (0.63%) Puppet
5 1 (0.32%) WSUS
5 1 (0.32%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.32%) Control-M
5 1 (0.32%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 217 (68.45%) Reuters
2 68 (21.45%) Microsoft
2 68 (21.45%) Fidessa
3 61 (19.24%) Citrix
4 47 (14.83%) ION Trading
5 34 (10.73%) Lotus
6 33 (10.41%) Oracle
7 25 (7.89%) VMware
8 18 (5.68%) TIBCO
8 18 (5.68%) Sybase
9 17 (5.36%) HP
9 17 (5.36%) MarketAxess
10 15 (4.73%) Tradeweb
11 12 (3.79%) CQG
12 10 (3.15%) Murex
12 10 (3.15%) Charles River
13 9 (2.84%) RIMES
13 9 (2.84%) Cisco
14 7 (2.21%) Altiris
14 7 (2.21%) thinkFolio
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