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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Bloomberg
Rank 480 402 414
Rank change year-on-year
-78 +12
Contract jobs citing Bloomberg 126 181 178
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.22% 0.34% 0.31%
As % of the Vendors category 0.48% 0.73% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 124 110
Average daily rate
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£350 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £175 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £590 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £180 £180
% change year-on-year
+108.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 3
Average hourly rate £13.00 £22.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.22% +50.00%
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
26168 24713 26939
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 46.27% 46.89% 46.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 14687 13698 13693
Average daily rate £388 £385 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.64% +2.66%
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 1117 1107 1353
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.48 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.46% -0.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £41.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £19.30 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-6.73% +1.57%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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 -75 117 £350 -6.66% 41
London -32 115 £350 -6.66% 39
City of London -5 37 £363 +20.83% 27
Scotland -11 7 £425 +6.25%
Stirling -6 5 - -
Edinburgh -10 1 £425 -
Liverpool - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
East of England - - - - 1
Mayfair - - - -
Essex - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
Surrey - - - - 1
Merseyside - - - -
North West - - - -
South East - - - - 2
West Midlands - - - -

Bloomberg
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 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.

1 156 (55.71%) Reuters
2 141 (50.36%) Finance
3 114 (40.71%) Windows
4 110 (39.29%) Banking
5 100 (35.71%) Front Office
6 63 (22.50%) Investment Banking
7 59 (21.07%) SQL
8 54 (19.29%) Microsoft
9 53 (18.93%) Java
9 53 (18.93%) UNIX
10 52 (18.57%) MS Office
11 51 (18.21%) Fixed Income
12 48 (17.14%) Active Directory
12 48 (17.14%) Blackberry
13 47 (16.79%) Windows 7
14 43 (15.36%) Oracle
14 43 (15.36%) MS Excel
14 43 (15.36%) ION Trading
15 40 (14.29%) Linux
16 39 (13.93%) Fidessa
16 39 (13.93%) Citrix
17 36 (12.86%) SQL Server
18 33 (11.79%) Asset Management
19 28 (10.00%) Financial Institution
20 27 (9.64%) C#
20 27 (9.64%) Murex
20 27 (9.64%) Hedge funds
20 27 (9.64%) MarketAxess
21 25 (8.93%) Windows XP
22 24 (8.57%) Sybase

Bloomberg
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 (7.86%) Lync
2 18 (6.43%) IBM Notes
2 18 (6.43%) MS Exchange
3 17 (6.07%) SharePoint
4 12 (4.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 8 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2010
5 8 (2.86%) WebSphere
6 7 (2.50%) WebLogic
7 3 (1.07%) Confluence
7 3 (1.07%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (0.71%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (0.71%) Oracle Coherence
9 1 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.36%) Mule
9 1 (0.36%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.36%) MQSeries
9 1 (0.36%) CMS
9 1 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2000
9 1 (0.36%) SAS
Applications
1 52 (18.57%) MS Office
2 43 (15.36%) MS Excel
3 7 (2.50%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (1.43%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (1.07%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.36%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 20 (7.14%) ION MarketView
2 19 (6.79%) Markit EDM
3 12 (4.29%) RMDS
4 10 (3.57%) Eikon
5 8 (2.86%) LatentZero
6 7 (2.50%) Murex MxG2000
7 6 (2.14%) Bloomberg TOMS
8 5 (1.79%) Oracle iProcurement
9 4 (1.43%) PolarLake
10 3 (1.07%) Sentinel
10 3 (1.07%) Eagle PACE
11 2 (0.71%) Adaptiv
11 2 (0.71%) SunGard Stream Clearvision
11 2 (0.71%) Tesseract
11 2 (0.71%) Minerva
12 1 (0.36%) MultiFonds
12 1 (0.36%) Khalix
12 1 (0.36%) SimCorp Dimension
12 1 (0.36%) FINCAD Analytics
12 1 (0.36%) 3000 Xtra
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.07%) Office 365
2 1 (0.36%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.36%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (6.79%) DNS
2 18 (6.43%) DHCP
3 17 (6.07%) VPN
4 8 (2.86%) TCP/IP
5 7 (2.50%) FTP
6 6 (2.14%) WAN
6 6 (2.14%) LAN
6 6 (2.14%) Internet
6 6 (2.14%) Unified Communications
7 5 (1.79%) 3G
7 5 (1.79%) SSL
7 5 (1.79%) PSTN
7 5 (1.79%) LDAP
7 5 (1.79%) HTTP
8 4 (1.43%) IP Telephony
9 3 (1.07%) Wireless
10 2 (0.71%) AMQP
10 2 (0.71%) SAN
10 2 (0.71%) Firewall
10 2 (0.71%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (12.86%) SQL Server
2 13 (4.64%) Relational Database
3 6 (2.14%) NoSQL
4 5 (1.79%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (1.07%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (1.07%) Oracle Database
5 3 (1.07%) MySQL
5 3 (1.07%) Firebird
5 3 (1.07%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (1.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (1.07%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (0.71%) Crystal Reports
6 2 (0.71%) Oracle Database 10g
6 2 (0.71%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.36%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.36%) SQL Server 7
7 1 (0.36%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (0.36%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.36%) MS Access
7 1 (0.36%) DTS
Development Applications
1 11 (3.93%) JUnit
2 8 (2.86%) JIRA
3 6 (2.14%) Subversion
4 5 (1.79%) Maven
4 5 (1.79%) QuickTest Pro
4 5 (1.79%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 3 (1.07%) jMock
5 3 (1.07%) Jenkins
6 2 (0.71%) Eclipse
6 2 (0.71%) IntelliJ
7 1 (0.36%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.36%) MSI
7 1 (0.36%) MSTest
7 1 (0.36%) Moq
General
1 141 (50.36%) Finance
2 110 (39.29%) Banking
3 100 (35.71%) Front Office
4 63 (22.50%) Investment Banking
5 28 (10.00%) Financial Institution
6 18 (6.43%) Back Office
7 11 (3.93%) Telecoms
7 11 (3.93%) Legal
8 8 (2.86%) Advertising
9 2 (0.71%) International Banking
9 2 (0.71%) German Language
10 1 (0.36%) Private Banking
10 1 (0.36%) Marketing
10 1 (0.36%) French Language
10 1 (0.36%) Retail
10 1 (0.36%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 81 (28.93%) Analyst
2 60 (21.43%) Developer
3 32 (11.43%) Business Analyst
4 31 (11.07%) Desktop Support
5 29 (10.36%) Support Analyst
5 29 (10.36%) Support Engineer
6 24 (8.57%) Java Developer
7 23 (8.21%) 2nd Line Support
8 18 (6.43%) Applications Support
9 17 (6.07%) Data Analyst
10 10 (3.57%) Desktop Engineer
10 10 (3.57%) Administrator
10 10 (3.57%) Desktop Analyst
11 9 (3.21%) Desktop Support Analyst
12 8 (2.86%) 1st Line Support
12 8 (2.86%) Consultant
13 7 (2.50%) Front Office Developer
13 7 (2.50%) Senior Developer
13 7 (2.50%) Market Data Analyst
13 7 (2.50%) Market Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (8.57%) .NET
2 20 (7.14%) Spring
3 19 (6.79%) Middleware
3 19 (6.79%) XML
4 17 (6.07%) JMS
5 16 (5.71%) Java EE
6 14 (5.00%) Hibernate
7 10 (3.57%) Rendezvous
8 9 (3.21%) XSLT
8 9 (3.21%) WPF
9 7 (2.50%) Spring Integration
9 7 (2.50%) Java SE
9 7 (2.50%) Murex Flex
9 7 (2.50%) JTS
9 7 (2.50%) JTA
9 7 (2.50%) JNI
10 6 (2.14%) Web Services
11 5 (1.79%) FpML
11 5 (1.79%) WCF
12 3 (1.07%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 51 (18.21%) Fixed Income
2 48 (17.14%) Blackberry
3 27 (9.64%) Hedge funds
4 23 (8.21%) Equities
5 21 (7.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 19 (6.79%) Reference Data
7 16 (5.71%) Derivative
8 11 (3.93%) Credit Derivative
9 10 (3.57%) Computer Science
10 8 (2.86%) Clustering
10 8 (2.86%) Data Integration
10 8 (2.86%) Market Risk
11 5 (1.79%) Mathematics
12 4 (1.43%) Credit Risk
12 4 (1.43%) Thin Client
12 4 (1.43%) Client/Server
12 4 (1.43%) Fat Client
13 3 (1.07%) Smartcard
13 3 (1.07%) Smartphone
14 2 (0.71%) Interest Rate Derivative
Operating Systems
1 114 (40.71%) Windows
2 53 (18.93%) UNIX
3 47 (16.79%) Windows 7
4 40 (14.29%) Linux
5 25 (8.93%) Windows XP
6 9 (3.21%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (2.86%) Solaris
8 7 (2.50%) Mac OS X
9 4 (1.43%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (1.07%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (1.07%) Windows Vista
11 2 (0.71%) Windows 8
11 2 (0.71%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.36%) Android
12 1 (0.36%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (11.79%) Asset Management
2 23 (8.21%) Data Management
2 23 (8.21%) Electronic Trading
3 22 (7.86%) Investment Management
4 19 (6.79%) ITIL
5 16 (5.71%) Service Delivery
6 15 (5.36%) Project Management
6 15 (5.36%) Multithreading
6 15 (5.36%) Business Analysis
6 15 (5.36%) User Acceptance Testing
7 14 (5.00%) OO
8 13 (4.64%) Agile Software Development
8 13 (4.64%) Integration Testing
9 11 (3.93%) Incident Management
9 11 (3.93%) UML
10 10 (3.57%) Risk Management
11 9 (3.21%) Migration
11 9 (3.21%) TDD
11 9 (3.21%) Data Analysis
12 8 (2.86%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 59 (21.07%) SQL
2 53 (18.93%) Java
3 27 (9.64%) C#
4 16 (5.71%) C++
5 12 (4.29%) PowerShell
6 11 (3.93%) VBA
7 9 (3.21%) Perl
8 7 (2.50%) VB
8 7 (2.50%) Shell Script
9 5 (1.79%) VBScript
10 4 (1.43%) Python
11 3 (1.07%) C++/CLI
11 3 (1.07%) VC++
11 3 (1.07%) T-SQL
11 3 (1.07%) JavaScript
12 2 (0.71%) PL/SQL
12 2 (0.71%) C
12 2 (0.71%) Scala
Qualifications
1 22 (7.86%) Degree
2 11 (3.93%) Microsoft Certification
3 9 (3.21%) MCP
4 4 (1.43%) MCDST
4 4 (1.43%) MCITP
5 3 (1.07%) MCSE
5 3 (1.07%) MCSA
5 3 (1.07%) A+ Certification
5 3 (1.07%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.50%) SLA
2 3 (1.07%) QA
3 1 (0.36%) EMIR
System Software
1 48 (17.14%) Active Directory
2 18 (6.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (3.21%) XenApp
4 4 (1.43%) Terminal Server
5 1 (0.36%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (0.36%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (0.36%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.36%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.36%) vSphere
5 1 (0.36%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.36%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 23 (8.21%) SCCM
2 12 (4.29%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 5 (1.79%) HP Quality Center
3 5 (1.79%) DameWare
4 2 (0.71%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (0.71%) Control-M
5 1 (0.36%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.36%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.36%) BMC Marimba
Vendors
1 156 (55.71%) Reuters
2 54 (19.29%) Microsoft
3 43 (15.36%) Oracle
3 43 (15.36%) ION Trading
4 39 (13.93%) Fidessa
4 39 (13.93%) Citrix
5 27 (9.64%) Murex
5 27 (9.64%) MarketAxess
6 24 (8.57%) VMware
6 24 (8.57%) Sybase
7 19 (6.79%) Charles River
8 18 (6.43%) Lotus
9 15 (5.36%) Symantec
10 12 (4.29%) AppSense
10 12 (4.29%) Altiris
10 12 (4.29%) thinkFolio
11 11 (3.93%) eSpeed
11 11 (3.93%) Salesforce.com
11 11 (3.93%) TIBCO
11 11 (3.93%) Cisco
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