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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Bloomberg
Rank 420 436 423
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -13
Contract jobs citing Bloomberg 157 131 114
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.30% 0.26% 0.25%
As % of the Vendors category 0.66% 0.57% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 86 89
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£500 £315 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+58.73% -37.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £178 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £603 £625 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £130 £150
% change year-on-year
+246.15% -13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 1
Average hourly rate £18.70 £18.70 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +24.66%
UK excluding London average 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
23958 22965 20967
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.66% 45.69% 46.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 13732 12512 10990
Average daily rate £400 £388 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +2.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £218 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 975 976 1254
Average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.20 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%

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 27 February 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 14 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 27 February 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 -3 146 £500 +58.73% 41
London -9 134 £500 +58.73% 36
City of London +25 48 £475 +50.79% 19
South East - 11 £450 - 4
Surrey - 8 - - 3
Kent - 2 £433 -
Scotland - 2 £500 -
Mayfair - - - -
Merseyside - - - -
North West - - - - 1
Stirling - - - -
Woking - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
Liverpool - - - -

Bloomberg
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 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.

1 157 (48.91%) Reuters
2 150 (46.73%) Finance
3 124 (38.63%) Windows
4 88 (27.41%) Banking
5 86 (26.79%) SQL
6 74 (23.05%) Front Office
7 72 (22.43%) Windows 7
8 70 (21.81%) Microsoft
9 67 (20.87%) MS Office
10 57 (17.76%) MS Excel
11 56 (17.45%) Active Directory
12 48 (14.95%) UNIX
12 48 (14.95%) Asset Management
13 47 (14.64%) Blackberry
14 45 (14.02%) SQL Server
14 45 (14.02%) TCP/IP
15 40 (12.46%) Fixed Income
16 39 (12.15%) DNS
16 39 (12.15%) Investment Banking
17 38 (11.84%) Windows XP
18 37 (11.53%) ITIL
19 36 (11.21%) DHCP
19 36 (11.21%) Citrix
19 36 (11.21%) Derivative
20 35 (10.90%) Cisco
20 35 (10.90%) Linux
20 35 (10.90%) Java
21 34 (10.59%) Firewall
21 34 (10.59%) Tradeweb
22 32 (9.97%) RMDS

Bloomberg
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 23 (7.17%) SharePoint
2 20 (6.23%) MS Exchange
3 13 (4.05%) Lync
3 13 (4.05%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 11 (3.43%) IBM Notes
5 6 (1.87%) Exchange Server 2003
6 5 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2007
7 4 (1.25%) WebSphere
7 4 (1.25%) MindAlign
7 4 (1.25%) WebLogic
8 3 (0.93%) IIS
9 2 (0.62%) Apache
10 1 (0.31%) MTS
10 1 (0.31%) Oracle Coherence
10 1 (0.31%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.31%) SAS
Applications
1 67 (20.87%) MS Office
2 57 (17.76%) MS Excel
3 5 (1.56%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.93%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.62%) PowerPivot
5 2 (0.62%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 32 (9.97%) RMDS
2 23 (7.17%) thinkFolio
3 17 (5.30%) Markit EDM
4 15 (4.67%) Summit
5 12 (3.74%) Eikon
6 10 (3.12%) LatentZero
7 8 (2.49%) ION MarketView
8 4 (1.25%) Murex MxG2000
8 4 (1.25%) Bloomberg TOMS
9 2 (0.62%) 3000 Xtra
9 2 (0.62%) Temenos T24
9 2 (0.62%) SimCorp Dimension
9 2 (0.62%) Temenos Globus
10 1 (0.31%) Adaptiv
10 1 (0.31%) GoldMine
10 1 (0.31%) Tesseract
10 1 (0.31%) Minerva
10 1 (0.31%) Sentinel
10 1 (0.31%) Oracle General Ledger
10 1 (0.31%) SunGard APT
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.31%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 45 (14.02%) TCP/IP
2 39 (12.15%) DNS
3 36 (11.21%) DHCP
4 34 (10.59%) Firewall
5 26 (8.10%) Wireshark
6 23 (7.17%) Multicast
7 18 (5.61%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 18 (5.61%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 14 (4.36%) Internet
9 12 (3.74%) FTP
10 11 (3.43%) Wireless
11 10 (3.12%) LAN
11 10 (3.12%) WAN
12 8 (2.49%) LDAP
12 8 (2.49%) VPN
12 8 (2.49%) Unified Communications
13 7 (2.18%) Network Security
14 5 (1.56%) Cisco IPT
14 5 (1.56%) VoIP
15 4 (1.25%) Softphone
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (14.02%) SQL Server
2 16 (4.98%) Relational Database
3 11 (3.43%) SQL Server 2008
4 10 (3.12%) MS Access
5 5 (1.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (1.25%) DB2
7 3 (0.93%) Data Mining
7 3 (0.93%) RDBMS
7 3 (0.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (0.62%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (0.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (0.62%) Big Data
8 2 (0.62%) MarkLogic
9 1 (0.31%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.31%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (0.31%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 7 (2.18%) Maven
2 6 (1.87%) JIRA
2 6 (1.87%) Visual Studio
3 5 (1.56%) QuickTest Pro
4 3 (0.93%) Git (software)
4 3 (0.93%) Subversion
5 2 (0.62%) TeamCity
5 2 (0.62%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.62%) AdminStudio
5 2 (0.62%) NUnit
6 1 (0.31%) CruiseControl
6 1 (0.31%) ReSharper
6 1 (0.31%) MSI
6 1 (0.31%) Ant
6 1 (0.31%) JUnit
6 1 (0.31%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (0.31%) FxCop
6 1 (0.31%) StyleCop
6 1 (0.31%) MSTest
6 1 (0.31%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 150 (46.73%) Finance
2 88 (27.41%) Banking
3 74 (23.05%) Front Office
4 39 (12.15%) Investment Banking
5 26 (8.10%) Back Office
6 10 (3.12%) Retail
7 9 (2.80%) Financial Institution
8 5 (1.56%) Telecoms
9 3 (0.93%) Retail Banking
10 2 (0.62%) German Language
10 2 (0.62%) Publishing
10 2 (0.62%) Games
11 1 (0.31%) Advertising
11 1 (0.31%) Corporate Banking
11 1 (0.31%) Private Banking
11 1 (0.31%) Marketing
11 1 (0.31%) French Language
Job Titles
1 120 (37.38%) Analyst
2 50 (15.58%) Support Analyst
3 39 (12.15%) Business Analyst
4 38 (11.84%) Developer
5 29 (9.03%) Consultant
5 29 (9.03%) Applications Support
6 27 (8.41%) Support Engineer
7 26 (8.10%) Desktop Support
8 19 (5.92%) Desktop Engineer
9 16 (4.98%) Market Data Engineer
10 15 (4.67%) Network Consultant
10 15 (4.67%) 1st Line Support
10 15 (4.67%) Applications Support Analyst
11 13 (4.05%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 13 (4.05%) Help Desk Support
12 12 (3.74%) Help Desk Analyst
13 11 (3.43%) Firewall Consultant
14 10 (3.12%) Excel Developer
14 10 (3.12%) VBA Developer
14 10 (3.12%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (6.54%) FIX Protocol
2 20 (6.23%) .NET
3 18 (5.61%) Rendezvous
4 8 (2.49%) HTML
4 8 (2.49%) JMS
5 7 (2.18%) XML
6 6 (1.87%) Middleware
7 5 (1.56%) Spring
7 5 (1.56%) CSS
7 5 (1.56%) .NET Framework
8 4 (1.25%) Hibernate
8 4 (1.25%) WinForms
8 4 (1.25%) Java EE
8 4 (1.25%) Murex Flex
8 4 (1.25%) jQuery
8 4 (1.25%) Spring Integration
9 3 (0.93%) Unity DI Container
9 3 (0.93%) HTML5
9 3 (0.93%) WPF
9 3 (0.93%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 47 (14.64%) Blackberry
2 40 (12.46%) Fixed Income
3 36 (11.21%) Derivative
4 28 (8.72%) Management Information System
4 28 (8.72%) Analytical Skills
5 22 (6.85%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 21 (6.54%) Equities
7 18 (5.61%) Thin Client
7 18 (5.61%) Fat Client
8 14 (4.36%) iPad
9 13 (4.05%) iPhone
10 12 (3.74%) Credit Derivative
10 12 (3.74%) Data Integration
11 11 (3.43%) Smartphone
12 10 (3.12%) Smartcard
13 9 (2.80%) Hedge funds
13 9 (2.80%) Reference Data
14 8 (2.49%) Clustering
15 7 (2.18%) Mobile App
16 6 (1.87%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 124 (38.63%) Windows
2 72 (22.43%) Windows 7
3 48 (14.95%) UNIX
4 38 (11.84%) Windows XP
5 35 (10.90%) Linux
6 27 (8.41%) Windows Server 2008
7 19 (5.92%) Windows 8
8 16 (4.98%) Solaris
9 13 (4.05%) Windows Server 2003
10 12 (3.74%) Windows Vista
11 8 (2.49%) Apple iOS
12 6 (1.87%) Windows Server 2012
13 4 (1.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 4 (1.25%) SUSE
13 4 (1.25%) Mac OS X
14 3 (0.93%) Android
15 2 (0.62%) Windows Phone
16 1 (0.31%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (14.95%) Asset Management
2 37 (11.53%) ITIL
3 30 (9.35%) Investment Management
4 20 (6.23%) Fund Management
5 19 (5.92%) Business Analysis
6 18 (5.61%) Network Architecture
6 18 (5.61%) Service Management
7 17 (5.30%) Change Management
8 15 (4.67%) Load Balancing
9 14 (4.36%) User Acceptance Testing
9 14 (4.36%) Workflow
10 11 (3.43%) Risk Management
10 11 (3.43%) Project Management
10 11 (3.43%) Electronic Trading
11 10 (3.12%) Integration Testing
11 10 (3.12%) Multithreading
11 10 (3.12%) Agile Software Development
11 10 (3.12%) OO
11 10 (3.12%) Data Management
11 10 (3.12%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 86 (26.79%) SQL
2 35 (10.90%) Java
3 28 (8.72%) PowerShell
4 27 (8.41%) Perl
5 24 (7.48%) VBA
6 17 (5.30%) C#
7 15 (4.67%) Shell Script
8 14 (4.36%) Python
9 12 (3.74%) C++
10 8 (2.49%) JavaScript
11 7 (2.18%) VBScript
12 6 (1.87%) T-SQL
13 4 (1.25%) Bash Shell
14 1 (0.31%) R
14 1 (0.31%) C-shell
14 1 (0.31%) AWK
14 1 (0.31%) Korn
14 1 (0.31%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 18 (5.61%) CISSP
2 17 (5.30%) Microsoft Certification
3 12 (3.74%) MCP
4 10 (3.12%) A+ Certification
4 10 (3.12%) MCDST
4 10 (3.12%) MCITP
5 9 (2.80%) ISEB
6 8 (2.49%) Degree
7 7 (2.18%) ISEB Practitioner
7 7 (2.18%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (1.87%) CCNP
9 4 (1.25%) MCSE
9 4 (1.25%) VCP4
10 3 (0.93%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (0.62%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 1 (0.31%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.18%) QA
2 4 (1.25%) SLA
3 1 (0.31%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.31%) EMIR
System Software
1 56 (17.45%) Active Directory
2 10 (3.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (2.49%) VMware Workstation
4 4 (1.25%) Hyper-V
4 4 (1.25%) MetaFrame
4 4 (1.25%) Terminal Services
4 4 (1.25%) XenDesktop
4 4 (1.25%) vSphere
4 4 (1.25%) VMware Server
5 3 (0.93%) XenApp
6 2 (0.62%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.31%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.31%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 18 (5.61%) SCCM
2 10 (3.12%) HP Quality Center
3 5 (1.56%) SCVMM
4 4 (1.25%) NetBackup
4 4 (1.25%) WSUS
4 4 (1.25%) ITRS Geneos
5 3 (0.93%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 2 (0.62%) Puppet
6 2 (0.62%) Control-M
6 2 (0.62%) Nagios
6 2 (0.62%) SCOM
7 1 (0.31%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 157 (48.91%) Reuters
2 70 (21.81%) Microsoft
3 36 (11.21%) Citrix
4 35 (10.90%) Cisco
5 34 (10.59%) Tradeweb
6 25 (7.79%) Fidessa
6 25 (7.79%) TIBCO
7 24 (7.48%) CheckPoint
8 23 (7.17%) Murex
9 21 (6.54%) F5
9 21 (6.54%) ION Trading
10 20 (6.23%) Oracle
11 19 (5.92%) Juniper
11 19 (5.92%) Blue Coat
11 19 (5.92%) Radianz
12 18 (5.61%) CQG
12 18 (5.61%) TippingPoint
13 17 (5.30%) MarketAxess
13 17 (5.30%) LogLogic
13 17 (5.30%) Tufin
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