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 14 February 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.

Location
3 months to
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Bloomberg
Rank 504 459 468
Rank change year-on-year
-45 +9
Contract jobs citing Bloomberg 122 148 132
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.24% 0.29% 0.27%
As % of the Vendors category 0.55% 0.63% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 91 83
Average daily rate £350 £475 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.31% +50.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £200 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £550 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £850 £420 £130
% change year-on-year
+102.38% +223.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 3
Average hourly rate £21.34 £120.00 £18.70
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-82.21% +541.71%
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
22070 23365 22368
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 42.80% 45.66% 45.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 13153 13548 12236
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £551 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 839 982 965
Average hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £17.48
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.85% +0.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.15 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £17.40 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+23.56% +5.45%

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 14 February 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 7 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 14 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -24 122 £350 -26.31% 36
London -4 120 £338 -32.50% 35
City of London +36 34 £313 -30.55% 18
Docklands, London +9 3 £275 -
South East +8 2 £850 +96.53%
Kent -7 1 - -
Surrey -9 1 £850 -

Bloomberg
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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.

1 154 (60.63%) Finance
2 144 (56.69%) Reuters
3 107 (42.13%) Windows
4 79 (31.10%) Banking
5 75 (29.53%) Windows 7
6 67 (26.38%) MS Office
7 59 (23.23%) Front Office
8 55 (21.65%) Asset Management
9 53 (20.87%) Blackberry
10 52 (20.47%) Microsoft
10 52 (20.47%) SQL
11 43 (16.93%) MS Excel
12 40 (15.75%) Investment Management
13 39 (15.35%) Windows XP
13 39 (15.35%) Active Directory
14 37 (14.57%) ITIL
14 37 (14.57%) Windows Server
15 35 (13.78%) HP
16 32 (12.60%) Investment Banking
17 30 (11.81%) iPhone
17 30 (11.81%) Citrix
17 30 (11.81%) VMware
18 29 (11.42%) Analytical Skills
19 28 (11.02%) Fixed Income
20 27 (10.63%) iPad
21 26 (10.24%) Eikon
21 26 (10.24%) Lotus
21 26 (10.24%) IBM Notes
22 25 (9.84%) Windows Server 2003
22 25 (9.84%) Derivative

Bloomberg
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 26 (10.24%) IBM Notes
2 16 (6.30%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 11 (4.33%) MS Exchange
4 8 (3.15%) SharePoint
5 7 (2.76%) Skype for Business
6 5 (1.97%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (0.79%) IIS
8 1 (0.39%) Apache
8 1 (0.39%) Confluence
8 1 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.39%) JBoss
8 1 (0.39%) Oracle Workflow
8 1 (0.39%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.39%) WebSphere
Applications
1 67 (26.38%) MS Office
2 43 (16.93%) MS Excel
3 11 (4.33%) MS Visio
4 7 (2.76%) MS PowerPoint
5 6 (2.36%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 26 (10.24%) Eikon
2 20 (7.87%) Markit EDM
3 13 (5.12%) thinkFolio
4 11 (4.33%) RMDS
5 6 (2.36%) TradeThru
5 6 (2.36%) Unit4 Business World
6 4 (1.57%) ION MarketView
6 4 (1.57%) Kondor
7 3 (1.18%) Front Arena
7 3 (1.18%) Summit
8 2 (0.79%) Hi Portfolio
9 1 (0.39%) Bloomberg TOMS
9 1 (0.39%) IntelliMatch
9 1 (0.39%) SunGard Martini
9 1 (0.39%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.18%) Cloud Computing
1 3 (1.18%) Office 365
2 2 (0.79%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 11 (4.33%) TCP/IP
2 10 (3.94%) Internet
3 9 (3.54%) WebEx
4 8 (3.15%) LAN
4 8 (3.15%) WAN
5 6 (2.36%) Firewall
5 6 (2.36%) Skype
5 6 (2.36%) SSL
6 5 (1.97%) SAN
6 5 (1.97%) Wi-Fi
6 5 (1.97%) Wireless
7 4 (1.57%) DNS
8 3 (1.18%) DHCP
9 2 (0.79%) LDAP
9 2 (0.79%) VoIP
9 2 (0.79%) VPN
10 1 (0.39%) Ethernet
10 1 (0.39%) H.323
10 1 (0.39%) Intranet
10 1 (0.39%) ISDN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (6.30%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.57%) GIS
3 3 (1.18%) Oracle Database
3 3 (1.18%) Relational Database
4 2 (0.79%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (0.79%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (0.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.39%) Big Data
5 1 (0.39%) DB2
5 1 (0.39%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (0.39%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.39%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 5 (1.97%) MSTest
2 4 (1.57%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (0.79%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
4 1 (0.39%) Bower
4 1 (0.39%) Cucumber
4 1 (0.39%) JIRA
4 1 (0.39%) Maven
4 1 (0.39%) Moq
4 1 (0.39%) NuGet
4 1 (0.39%) NUnit
4 1 (0.39%) ReSharper
4 1 (0.39%) Rhino Mocks
4 1 (0.39%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.39%) Yeoman
General
1 154 (60.63%) Finance
2 79 (31.10%) Banking
3 59 (23.23%) Front Office
4 32 (12.60%) Investment Banking
5 18 (7.09%) Retail
6 17 (6.69%) Retail Banking
7 12 (4.72%) Financial Institution
8 11 (4.33%) Back Office
9 9 (3.54%) Telecoms
10 4 (1.57%) International Banking
10 4 (1.57%) Legal
11 2 (0.79%) Spanish Language
12 1 (0.39%) Billing
12 1 (0.39%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 118 (46.46%) Analyst
2 48 (18.90%) Desktop Support
3 46 (18.11%) Support Analyst
4 36 (14.17%) Business Analyst
5 29 (11.42%) Support Engineer
6 25 (9.84%) Desktop Engineer
7 21 (8.27%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 20 (7.87%) Senior Analyst
9 19 (7.48%) 2nd Line Support
9 19 (7.48%) Developer
9 19 (7.48%) Service Desk Engineer
10 18 (7.09%) Desktop Analyst
11 17 (6.69%) 2nd Line Engineer
11 17 (6.69%) Applications Support
12 16 (6.30%) Data Analyst
12 16 (6.30%) Data Business Analyst
13 15 (5.91%) 1st/2nd Line Desktop Support
13 15 (5.91%) 1st/2nd Line Support
13 15 (5.91%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
13 15 (5.91%) Desktop Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (7.87%) .NET
2 18 (7.09%) FIX Protocol
3 9 (3.54%) HTML
4 5 (1.97%) CSS
5 4 (1.57%) .NET Framework
5 4 (1.57%) AngularJS
5 4 (1.57%) ASP.NET
5 4 (1.57%) FpML
6 3 (1.18%) ASP.NET MVC
6 3 (1.18%) HTML5
6 3 (1.18%) RabbitMQ
6 3 (1.18%) Web Services
7 2 (0.79%) Spring
7 2 (0.79%) Spring Integration
7 2 (0.79%) WPF
7 2 (0.79%) XML
8 1 (0.39%) NHibernate
8 1 (0.39%) React
8 1 (0.39%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 1 (0.39%) Unity DI Container
Miscellaneous
1 53 (20.87%) Blackberry
2 30 (11.81%) iPhone
3 29 (11.42%) Analytical Skills
4 28 (11.02%) Fixed Income
5 27 (10.63%) iPad
6 25 (9.84%) Derivative
7 22 (8.66%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 17 (6.69%) Equities
9 15 (5.91%) Hedge funds
9 15 (5.91%) Video Conferencing
10 10 (3.94%) BYOD
10 10 (3.94%) Equity Derivative
11 8 (3.15%) Reference Data
12 7 (2.76%) Mobile App
13 6 (2.36%) SWIFT
14 5 (1.97%) CMDB
14 5 (1.97%) Visualisation
15 4 (1.57%) Credit Derivative
16 3 (1.18%) Management Information System
16 3 (1.18%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 107 (42.13%) Windows
2 75 (29.53%) Windows 7
3 39 (15.35%) Windows XP
4 37 (14.57%) Windows Server
5 25 (9.84%) Windows Server 2003
6 17 (6.69%) Apple iOS
7 15 (5.91%) Windows Server 2008
8 14 (5.51%) Android
8 14 (5.51%) Unix
9 13 (5.12%) Windows 8
10 5 (1.97%) Mac OS
11 4 (1.57%) Linux
11 4 (1.57%) Mac OS X
11 4 (1.57%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (0.39%) AIX
12 1 (0.39%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.39%) Windows 10
12 1 (0.39%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.39%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (21.65%) Asset Management
2 40 (15.75%) Investment Management
3 37 (14.57%) ITIL
4 18 (7.09%) Project Management
5 17 (6.69%) Agile Software Development
6 16 (6.30%) Migration
7 15 (5.91%) Risk Management
8 14 (5.51%) Business Analysis
9 13 (5.12%) User Acceptance Testing
10 12 (4.72%) Change Management
11 11 (4.33%) Change Control
11 11 (4.33%) Test Scripting
12 10 (3.94%) Data Analysis
12 10 (3.94%) Electronic Trading
13 9 (3.54%) Analytics
13 9 (3.54%) Portfolio Management
13 9 (3.54%) Validation
14 8 (3.15%) Data Cleansing
14 8 (3.15%) Problem Management
14 8 (3.15%) RAD
Programming Languages
1 52 (20.47%) SQL
2 20 (7.87%) PowerShell
3 16 (6.30%) VBA
4 14 (5.51%) C#
5 11 (4.33%) Java
6 7 (2.76%) C++
6 7 (2.76%) Python
7 5 (1.97%) MATLAB
8 4 (1.57%) JavaScript
8 4 (1.57%) R
9 3 (1.18%) VB
10 1 (0.39%) PHP
10 1 (0.39%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.39%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.39%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 12 (4.72%) ITIL Certification
2 10 (3.94%) Degree
3 4 (1.57%) ISEB
3 4 (1.57%) ISTQB
4 3 (1.18%) PMI Certification
5 2 (0.79%) CFA
5 2 (0.79%) MBA
5 2 (0.79%) MCP
5 2 (0.79%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.39%) A+ Certification
6 1 (0.39%) MCSA
6 1 (0.39%) PMP
6 1 (0.39%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.39%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.39%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (4.72%) QA
1 12 (4.72%) SLA
2 11 (4.33%) Data Quality
3 9 (3.54%) Solvency II
4 5 (1.97%) MiFID
5 3 (1.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.39%) AIFMD
6 1 (0.39%) EMIR
System Software
1 39 (15.35%) Active Directory
2 17 (6.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (2.76%) Microsoft App-V
4 6 (2.36%) Xen
5 5 (1.97%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (0.39%) MetaFrame
6 1 (0.39%) NFS
6 1 (0.39%) Terminal Server
6 1 (0.39%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 24 (9.45%) SCCM
2 6 (2.36%) Thomson Reuters DACS
3 4 (1.57%) Open DACS
4 1 (0.39%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.39%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (0.39%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (0.39%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 144 (56.69%) Reuters
2 52 (20.47%) Microsoft
3 35 (13.78%) HP
4 30 (11.81%) Citrix
4 30 (11.81%) VMware
5 26 (10.24%) Lotus
6 23 (9.06%) FactSet
7 19 (7.48%) Apple
8 15 (5.91%) Cisco
9 14 (5.51%) Fidessa
10 13 (5.12%) Dell
11 10 (3.94%) Murex
12 8 (3.15%) ION Trading
12 8 (3.15%) Polycom
13 7 (2.76%) FXall
13 7 (2.76%) Tradeweb
14 6 (2.36%) Intel Security
15 5 (1.97%) Charles River
15 5 (1.97%) Oracle
15 5 (1.97%) SunGard
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