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 22 January 2017 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
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Bloomberg
UK
Rank 470 504 455
Rank change year-on-year
+34 -49
Contract jobs citing Bloomberg 111 114 161
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.25% 0.22% 0.32%
As % of the Vendors category 0.56% 0.52% 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 76 104
Median daily rate £600 £306 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+95.91% -35.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £186 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £675 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate - £625 £420
% change year-on-year
- +48.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 2
Median hourly rate £17.30 £22.50 £73.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.11% -69.49%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.30 - -

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
19957 21983 23193
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.31% 43.30% 45.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 12269 12923 13592
Median daily rate £420 £400 £396
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +1.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.46% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 753 873 1019
Median hourly rate £19.50 £22.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £52.50 £39.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £22.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-17.77% +32.35%

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 22 January 2017.

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 5 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 22 January 2017. 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 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 +36 110 £600 +100.00% 25
London +8 110 £600 +108.69% 25
City of London -27 16 £550 +79.59% 12
Canary Wharf -1 1 £240 -12.72%
Docklands, London -7 1 £500 +81.81%

Bloomberg
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 January 2017, 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.

1 130 (52.21%) Reuters
2 121 (48.59%) Finance
3 102 (40.96%) Banking
4 101 (40.56%) Windows
5 62 (24.90%) Windows 7
6 53 (21.29%) Front Office
7 52 (20.88%) SQL
8 46 (18.47%) Investment Banking
9 44 (17.67%) Microsoft
10 41 (16.47%) Windows Server
11 39 (15.66%) Fixed Income
12 38 (15.26%) Asset Management
13 35 (14.06%) Agile Software Development
14 34 (13.65%) Active Directory
14 34 (13.65%) Blackberry
15 33 (13.25%) Citrix
15 33 (13.25%) MS Office
16 32 (12.85%) Java
16 32 (12.85%) MS Excel
17 28 (11.24%) Unix
18 25 (10.04%) Eikon
19 24 (9.64%) Equities
19 24 (9.64%) Linux
19 24 (9.64%) IBM Notes
19 24 (9.64%) Windows XP
19 24 (9.64%) C#
19 24 (9.64%) C++
19 24 (9.64%) Lotus
20 23 (9.24%) Cisco
20 23 (9.24%) VBA

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 24 (9.64%) IBM Notes
2 12 (4.82%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 8 (3.21%) MS Exchange
4 5 (2.01%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (1.61%) SharePoint
6 3 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2003
6 3 (1.20%) WebSphere
7 2 (0.80%) Oracle Workflow
7 2 (0.80%) Skype for Business
8 1 (0.40%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.40%) SAS
8 1 (0.40%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 33 (13.25%) MS Office
2 32 (12.85%) MS Excel
3 17 (6.83%) Spreadsheet
4 4 (1.61%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (1.61%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.40%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 25 (10.04%) Eikon
2 9 (3.61%) Markit EDM
3 6 (2.41%) thinkFolio
4 4 (1.61%) Bloomberg TOMS
4 4 (1.61%) ResourceLink
4 4 (1.61%) Summit
5 3 (1.20%) ION MarketView
6 2 (0.80%) Eagle PACE
6 2 (0.80%) FINCAD Analytics
7 1 (0.40%) Dynamics CRM
7 1 (0.40%) Endur
7 1 (0.40%) Findur
7 1 (0.40%) Global One
7 1 (0.40%) SAP FSCM
7 1 (0.40%) Sophis RISQUE
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.41%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.20%) SaaS
3 2 (0.80%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.80%) IaaS
3 2 (0.80%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.80%) Office 365
3 2 (0.80%) PaaS
4 1 (0.40%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (0.40%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.40%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 11 (4.42%) DNS
2 10 (4.02%) Firewall
2 10 (4.02%) VPN
3 9 (3.61%) DHCP
4 8 (3.21%) TCP/IP
5 6 (2.41%) Cisco IOS
6 5 (2.01%) HTTP
6 5 (2.01%) SAN
6 5 (2.01%) WAN
7 4 (1.61%) IP Telephony
7 4 (1.61%) VoIP
8 3 (1.20%) 3G
8 3 (1.20%) BGP
8 3 (1.20%) Cisco Nexus
8 3 (1.20%) Internet
8 3 (1.20%) iSCSI
8 3 (1.20%) LAN
8 3 (1.20%) OSPF
8 3 (1.20%) Remote Desktop
9 2 (0.80%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (6.02%) SQL Server
2 7 (2.81%) Oracle Database
3 6 (2.41%) Big Data
3 6 (2.41%) Relational Database
4 5 (2.01%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (2.01%) NoSQL
4 5 (2.01%) Oracle Database 11g
5 4 (1.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (1.20%) Hadoop
6 3 (1.20%) KDB
6 3 (1.20%) RDBMS
7 2 (0.80%) Oracle Database 10g
7 2 (0.80%) Oracle8/8i Database
7 2 (0.80%) Oracle9i Database
7 2 (0.80%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (0.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (0.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.40%) DB2
8 1 (0.40%) MS Access
8 1 (0.40%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 5 (2.01%) JIRA
1 5 (2.01%) Subversion
2 4 (1.61%) Git (software)
3 3 (1.20%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
4 2 (0.80%) Eclipse
4 2 (0.80%) Maven
4 2 (0.80%) Toad
5 1 (0.40%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (0.40%) Mockito
5 1 (0.40%) Robot Framework
5 1 (0.40%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 121 (48.59%) Finance
2 102 (40.96%) Banking
3 53 (21.29%) Front Office
4 46 (18.47%) Investment Banking
5 19 (7.63%) Retail
6 18 (7.23%) Retail Banking
7 13 (5.22%) Back Office
8 7 (2.81%) Legal
9 5 (2.01%) Telecoms
10 4 (1.61%) Financial Institution
10 4 (1.61%) Publishing
11 2 (0.80%) Corporate Banking
11 2 (0.80%) French Language
11 2 (0.80%) Law
12 1 (0.40%) Mandarin Language
12 1 (0.40%) Marketing
12 1 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.40%) Private Banking
12 1 (0.40%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 93 (37.35%) Analyst
2 57 (22.89%) Developer
3 42 (16.87%) Desktop Support
4 31 (12.45%) Business Analyst
5 27 (10.84%) Support Engineer
6 26 (10.44%) Support Analyst
7 25 (10.04%) Data Analyst
8 22 (8.84%) 2nd Line Support
9 20 (8.03%) Desktop Engineer
9 20 (8.03%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 16 (6.43%) Desktop Analyst
11 15 (6.02%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
11 15 (6.02%) C# Developer
11 15 (6.02%) Deskside Support
11 15 (6.02%) Desktop Support Analyst
11 15 (6.02%) Service Desk Support
11 15 (6.02%) SQL Developer
12 14 (5.62%) Java Developer
12 14 (5.62%) Python Developer
13 13 (5.22%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (5.62%) .NET
2 12 (4.82%) XML
3 11 (4.42%) FIX Protocol
4 9 (3.61%) XSLT
5 6 (2.41%) FpML
6 5 (2.01%) WPF
7 4 (1.61%) ASP.NET
7 4 (1.61%) Middleware
7 4 (1.61%) SOAP
7 4 (1.61%) Web Services
8 3 (1.20%) ASP.NET MVC
8 3 (1.20%) Spring
9 2 (0.80%) .NET Framework
9 2 (0.80%) ASP.NET Web API
9 2 (0.80%) JMS
9 2 (0.80%) MDX
9 2 (0.80%) STL
9 2 (0.80%) XMPP
10 1 (0.40%) 802.1X
10 1 (0.40%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 39 (15.66%) Fixed Income
2 34 (13.65%) Blackberry
3 24 (9.64%) Equities
4 20 (8.03%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 19 (7.63%) Derivative
6 17 (6.83%) iPad
6 17 (6.83%) iPhone
7 16 (6.43%) Analytical Skills
8 10 (4.02%) Hedge funds
9 8 (3.21%) Data Centre
9 8 (3.21%) Equity Derivative
10 7 (2.81%) BYOD
10 7 (2.81%) Reference Data
11 4 (1.61%) Fintech
12 3 (1.20%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 3 (1.20%) Grid Computing
12 3 (1.20%) Smartphone
12 3 (1.20%) Statistics
12 3 (1.20%) User Experience
12 3 (1.20%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 101 (40.56%) Windows
2 62 (24.90%) Windows 7
3 41 (16.47%) Windows Server
4 28 (11.24%) Unix
5 24 (9.64%) Linux
5 24 (9.64%) Windows XP
6 19 (7.63%) Windows Server 2003
7 11 (4.42%) Windows Server 2008
8 9 (3.61%) Windows Server 2012
9 8 (3.21%) Solaris
10 6 (2.41%) Android
10 6 (2.41%) Mac OS
11 5 (2.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 3 (1.20%) AIX
12 3 (1.20%) Windows 10
13 2 (0.80%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (15.26%) Asset Management
2 35 (14.06%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (8.03%) ITIL
4 18 (7.23%) Migration
5 17 (6.83%) Electronic Trading
6 14 (5.62%) Project Management
7 13 (5.22%) Business Analysis
8 12 (4.82%) Data Management
9 11 (4.42%) Stakeholder Management
10 10 (4.02%) Investment Management
10 10 (4.02%) Time Management
11 9 (3.61%) OO
12 8 (3.21%) RAD
12 8 (3.21%) Technical Architecture
13 7 (2.81%) Analytics
13 7 (2.81%) Risk Management
13 7 (2.81%) SDLC
13 7 (2.81%) SOA
14 6 (2.41%) Data Migration
14 6 (2.41%) Low Latency
Programming Languages
1 52 (20.88%) SQL
2 32 (12.85%) Java
3 24 (9.64%) C#
3 24 (9.64%) C++
4 23 (9.24%) VBA
5 19 (7.63%) Python
6 10 (4.02%) PowerShell
7 7 (2.81%) Perl
8 6 (2.41%) C
9 5 (2.01%) AWK
10 4 (1.61%) JavaScript
10 4 (1.61%) Scala
10 4 (1.61%) Shell Script
11 3 (1.20%) Bash Shell
11 3 (1.20%) VB
12 2 (0.80%) MATLAB
12 2 (0.80%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.40%) PHP
13 1 (0.40%) Ruby
13 1 (0.40%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 18 (7.23%) Degree
2 11 (4.42%) PhD
3 5 (2.01%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (1.61%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (1.61%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (1.20%) MCP
5 3 (1.20%) MCSE
6 1 (0.40%) APMP
6 1 (0.40%) CCDP
6 1 (0.40%) CCIE
6 1 (0.40%) CCNP
6 1 (0.40%) CCSA
6 1 (0.40%) HNC
6 1 (0.40%) HND
6 1 (0.40%) MCSA
6 1 (0.40%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (5.22%) MiFID
2 9 (3.61%) SLA
3 7 (2.81%) QA
4 4 (1.61%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.80%) Solvency II
6 1 (0.40%) Dodd-Frank
6 1 (0.40%) EMIR
System Software
1 34 (13.65%) Active Directory
2 13 (5.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.61%) VMware ESX
3 4 (1.61%) XenApp
4 3 (1.20%) Oracle RAC
4 3 (1.20%) Virtual Desktop
4 3 (1.20%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (0.80%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.40%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.40%) ProxySG
6 1 (0.40%) Terminal Server
6 1 (0.40%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.40%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (2.81%) Thomson Reuters DACS
2 3 (1.20%) AirWatch
2 3 (1.20%) Backup Exec
2 3 (1.20%) Control-M
2 3 (1.20%) SCCM
3 2 (0.80%) DameWare
3 2 (0.80%) ITRS Geneos
3 2 (0.80%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (0.40%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (0.40%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (0.40%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.40%) Pingdom
4 1 (0.40%) SolarWinds Orion
4 1 (0.40%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 1 (0.40%) WhatsUp Gold
4 1 (0.40%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 130 (52.21%) Reuters
2 44 (17.67%) Microsoft
3 33 (13.25%) Citrix
4 24 (9.64%) Lotus
5 23 (9.24%) Cisco
6 20 (8.03%) HP
6 20 (8.03%) VMware
7 15 (6.02%) Fidessa
8 14 (5.62%) FactSet
9 13 (5.22%) Charles River
10 12 (4.82%) Oracle
11 10 (4.02%) ION Trading
12 9 (3.61%) Calypso
13 7 (2.81%) Sybase
14 6 (2.41%) Juniper
14 6 (2.41%) Murex
14 6 (2.41%) Symantec
14 6 (2.41%) TIBCO
15 5 (2.01%) GoldenSource
15 5 (2.01%) Tradeweb
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