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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Bloomberg over the 3 months to 3 May 2016 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.

3 months to
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Bloomberg
Rank 494 516 465
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -51
Contract jobs citing Bloomberg 153 124 165
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.28% 0.22% 0.30%
As % of the Vendors category 0.62% 0.49% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 124 72 99
Median daily rate £500 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.10% +2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £201 £193 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £650 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £289 £385
% change year-on-year
+73.16% -25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 6
Median hourly rate £20.67 £18.70 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.53% +6.85%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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
24634 25278 24936
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 44.30% 45.29% 45.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 15133 14378 14020
Median daily rate £400 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 799 1102 1080
Median hourly rate £19.50 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.96 £11.15 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.75 £42.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%

Bloomberg
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Bloomberg as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 3 May 2016.

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 11 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Bloomberg within the UK over the 3 months to 3 May 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +14 151 £500 +5.26% 24
London +15 140 £500 +5.26% 24
City of London +24 31 £550 +37.50% 15
South East -7 10 £545 +21.11%
Oxfordshire +14 5 £600 +33.33%
Surrey -14 5 £540 -
Oxford +13 3 £600 +33.33%
Glasgow +5 1 £100 -80.00% 1
Scotland -20 1 £100 -80.95% 1
Cheshire - 1 £450 -
North West - 1 £450 -

Bloomberg
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Bloomberg also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Bloomberg.

1 148 (55.64%) Reuters
2 137 (51.50%) Finance
3 98 (36.84%) Windows
4 81 (30.45%) Front Office
5 76 (28.57%) Banking
6 61 (22.93%) Asset Management
7 56 (21.05%) MS Office
8 55 (20.68%) Windows 7
9 54 (20.30%) SQL
9 54 (20.30%) Active Directory
10 51 (19.17%) Microsoft
11 50 (18.80%) Fixed Income
12 47 (17.67%) Investment Management
13 45 (16.92%) MS Excel
14 42 (15.79%) Investment Banking
15 38 (14.29%) Blackberry
15 38 (14.29%) VMware
16 34 (12.78%) Windows Server
17 33 (12.41%) Agile Software Development
18 32 (12.03%) Derivative
19 29 (10.90%) ITIL
20 28 (10.53%) Citrix
20 28 (10.53%) PowerShell
21 27 (10.15%) Windows XP
22 26 (9.77%) Java
22 26 (9.77%) HP
22 26 (9.77%) ION Trading
22 26 (9.77%) SCCM
23 23 (8.65%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
23 23 (8.65%) Cisco

Bloomberg
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 17 (6.39%) MS Exchange
2 14 (5.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 11 (4.14%) IBM Notes
4 9 (3.38%) SharePoint
5 7 (2.63%) Skype for Business
6 5 (1.88%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (1.88%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (1.13%) IIS
8 2 (0.75%) Apache
8 2 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (0.75%) JBoss
8 2 (0.75%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.75%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.38%) Oracle Workflow
9 1 (0.38%) WebLogic
Applications
1 56 (21.05%) MS Office
2 45 (16.92%) MS Excel
3 9 (3.38%) MS Visio
4 7 (2.63%) Spreadsheet
5 4 (1.50%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 22 (8.27%) Eikon
2 12 (4.51%) Markit EDM
3 11 (4.14%) ION MarketView
4 8 (3.01%) RMDS
5 7 (2.63%) thinkFolio
6 6 (2.26%) TradeThru
7 4 (1.50%) Bloomberg TOMS
7 4 (1.50%) Finacle
7 4 (1.50%) Kondor
8 3 (1.13%) Front Arena
8 3 (1.13%) Summit
9 2 (0.75%) Temenos T24
9 2 (0.75%) Unit4 Business World
10 1 (0.38%) LatentZero
10 1 (0.38%) Murex MxG2000
10 1 (0.38%) SimCorp Dimension
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.13%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (1.13%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (0.75%) Office 365
3 1 (0.38%) IaaS
3 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.38%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (4.89%) Internet
2 12 (4.51%) WAN
3 11 (4.14%) TCP/IP
3 11 (4.14%) WebEx
4 9 (3.38%) SAN
5 8 (3.01%) DNS
5 8 (3.01%) Firewall
5 8 (3.01%) SSL
6 7 (2.63%) DHCP
6 7 (2.63%) LAN
7 6 (2.26%) Skype
8 4 (1.50%) Multicast
9 3 (1.13%) VPN
10 2 (0.75%) Fibre Channel
10 2 (0.75%) iSCSI
10 2 (0.75%) ISDN
10 2 (0.75%) NAS
10 2 (0.75%) VLAN
11 1 (0.38%) Cisco IPT
11 1 (0.38%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (7.52%) SQL Server
2 11 (4.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 10 (3.76%) Crystal Reports
3 10 (3.76%) Oracle BI EE
4 3 (1.13%) Big Data
4 3 (1.13%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (0.75%) Hadoop
5 2 (0.75%) MongoDB
5 2 (0.75%) NoSQL
5 2 (0.75%) Relational Database
5 2 (0.75%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (0.75%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (0.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.38%) Data Mart
6 1 (0.38%) GIS
6 1 (0.38%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.38%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 9 (3.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 5 (1.88%) MSTest
3 4 (1.50%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (0.75%) Subversion
5 1 (0.38%) Bower
5 1 (0.38%) Maven
5 1 (0.38%) Moq
5 1 (0.38%) NUnit
5 1 (0.38%) ReSharper
5 1 (0.38%) Rhino Mocks
5 1 (0.38%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.38%) Yeoman
General
1 137 (51.50%) Finance
2 81 (30.45%) Front Office
3 76 (28.57%) Banking
4 42 (15.79%) Investment Banking
5 12 (4.51%) Retail
6 10 (3.76%) Back Office
7 9 (3.38%) Telecoms
8 7 (2.63%) Retail Banking
9 3 (1.13%) Financial Institution
9 3 (1.13%) Spanish Language
10 2 (0.75%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.38%) Corporate Banking
11 1 (0.38%) Legal
11 1 (0.38%) Marketing
11 1 (0.38%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 124 (46.62%) Analyst
2 47 (17.67%) Support Analyst
3 37 (13.91%) Desktop Support
3 37 (13.91%) Developer
4 25 (9.40%) Business Analyst
5 19 (7.14%) Data Analyst
5 19 (7.14%) Support Engineer
6 18 (6.77%) Applications Support
7 16 (6.02%) SQL Analyst
8 15 (5.64%) Desktop Analyst
8 15 (5.64%) Java Developer
9 13 (4.89%) Data Business Analyst
9 13 (4.89%) Senior Analyst
10 12 (4.51%) 3rd Line Support
10 12 (4.51%) Asset Management Analyst
10 12 (4.51%) Desktop Engineer
10 12 (4.51%) Front Office Developer
10 12 (4.51%) SQL Data Analyst
11 11 (4.14%) Desktop Support Analyst
11 11 (4.14%) Desktop Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (7.52%) HTML
2 19 (7.14%) .NET
3 16 (6.02%) AngularJS
4 15 (5.64%) Spring
4 15 (5.64%) Spring Integration
5 12 (4.51%) HTML5
6 9 (3.38%) XML
7 8 (3.01%) CSS
7 8 (3.01%) FIX Protocol
7 8 (3.01%) Web Services
8 5 (1.88%) FpML
8 5 (1.88%) React
8 5 (1.88%) RFC 822
8 5 (1.88%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 4 (1.50%) .NET Framework
10 3 (1.13%) ASP.NET
10 3 (1.13%) RabbitMQ
10 3 (1.13%) XSLT
11 2 (0.75%) JMS
11 2 (0.75%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 50 (18.80%) Fixed Income
2 38 (14.29%) Blackberry
3 32 (12.03%) Derivative
4 23 (8.65%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 22 (8.27%) Equities
6 21 (7.89%) iPhone
7 20 (7.52%) Video Conferencing
8 19 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
9 16 (6.02%) Credit Derivative
10 13 (4.89%) Hedge funds
10 13 (4.89%) iPad
11 11 (4.14%) Reference Data
12 7 (2.63%) Data Centre
12 7 (2.63%) SWIFT
13 4 (1.50%) Equity Derivative
14 3 (1.13%) BYOD
14 3 (1.13%) HP Storage
14 3 (1.13%) Market Risk
15 2 (0.75%) Enterprise Storage
15 2 (0.75%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 98 (36.84%) Windows
2 55 (20.68%) Windows 7
3 34 (12.78%) Windows Server
4 27 (10.15%) Windows XP
5 23 (8.65%) Unix
6 16 (6.02%) Linux
7 15 (5.64%) Windows Server 2003
7 15 (5.64%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (2.63%) Apple iOS
8 7 (2.63%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (2.26%) Android
9 6 (2.26%) Windows 8
10 3 (1.13%) AIX
10 3 (1.13%) Windows 10
11 2 (0.75%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.38%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.38%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (22.93%) Asset Management
2 47 (17.67%) Investment Management
3 33 (12.41%) Agile Software Development
4 29 (10.90%) ITIL
5 22 (8.27%) Project Management
6 19 (7.14%) Problem Management
7 18 (6.77%) Migration
8 17 (6.39%) Portfolio Management
9 14 (5.26%) Disaster Recovery
9 14 (5.26%) User Acceptance Testing
10 13 (4.89%) Risk Management
11 11 (4.14%) Change Management
11 11 (4.14%) Data Analysis
11 11 (4.14%) Data Modelling
11 11 (4.14%) ETL
11 11 (4.14%) Incident Management
11 11 (4.14%) Validation
12 10 (3.76%) Change Control
12 10 (3.76%) CRM
12 10 (3.76%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 54 (20.30%) SQL
2 28 (10.53%) PowerShell
3 26 (9.77%) Java
4 22 (8.27%) VBA
5 20 (7.52%) C#
6 15 (5.64%) Python
7 6 (2.26%) MATLAB
7 6 (2.26%) Perl
8 5 (1.88%) C++
8 5 (1.88%) T-SQL
9 4 (1.50%) VB
10 3 (1.13%) JavaScript
10 3 (1.13%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.38%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.38%) PHP
Qualifications
1 9 (3.38%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (3.01%) ITIL Certification
3 5 (1.88%) MCSA
4 4 (1.50%) Degree
4 4 (1.50%) ISEB
4 4 (1.50%) ISTQB
4 4 (1.50%) MCP
4 4 (1.50%) MCSE
5 3 (1.13%) CCNA
5 3 (1.13%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (0.75%) CFA
7 1 (0.38%) A+ Certification
7 1 (0.38%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.38%) PMP
7 1 (0.38%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.38%) Security Cleared
7 1 (0.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (4.14%) Data Quality
1 11 (4.14%) SLA
2 10 (3.76%) Solvency II
3 8 (3.01%) QA
4 6 (2.26%) MiFID
5 2 (0.75%) AIFMD
5 2 (0.75%) EMIR
5 2 (0.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.38%) Dodd-Frank
6 1 (0.38%) UCITS
System Software
1 54 (20.30%) Active Directory
2 22 (8.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (3.38%) Microsoft App-V
4 6 (2.26%) Xen
5 5 (1.88%) VMware Workstation
6 2 (0.75%) NFS
6 2 (0.75%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.38%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.38%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 26 (9.77%) SCCM
2 2 (0.75%) Backup Exec
3 1 (0.38%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (0.38%) RSA Archer
3 1 (0.38%) Thomson Reuters DACS
3 1 (0.38%) WSUS
Vendors
1 148 (55.64%) Reuters
2 51 (19.17%) Microsoft
3 38 (14.29%) VMware
4 28 (10.53%) Citrix
5 26 (9.77%) HP
5 26 (9.77%) ION Trading
6 23 (8.65%) Cisco
7 21 (7.89%) FactSet
8 20 (7.52%) Charles River
9 19 (7.14%) Murex
10 15 (5.64%) Calypso
11 13 (4.89%) Dell
12 11 (4.14%) Lotus
13 10 (3.76%) Fidessa
13 10 (3.76%) Intel Security
14 8 (3.01%) Oracle
14 8 (3.01%) Polycom
15 7 (2.63%) Sybase
15 7 (2.63%) Tradeweb
16 5 (1.88%) SunGard
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