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 26 September 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
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Bloomberg
Rank 524 525 502
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -23
Contract jobs citing Bloomberg 132 129 136
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.25% 0.23% 0.24%
As % of the Vendors category 0.55% 0.52% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 85 85
Median daily rate £475 £450 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £169 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £284 £450 £425
% change year-on-year
-36.94% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 2
Median hourly rate £15.00 £17.50 £12.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +37.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £17.22 £12.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.07 £17.88 £12.95
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 - £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
24044 24752 26246
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 44.80% 43.26% 45.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 14682 14636 14796
Median daily rate £413 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 857 1078 1181
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.98 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.11% -5.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.02 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.75 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -

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 26 September 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 23 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 26 September 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 +20 128 £475 - 27
London -9 114 £475 - 27
City of London +15 33 £550 +10.00% 15
South East +21 7 £130 -78.33%
West Midlands - 4 - -
Walsall - 4 - -
Berkshire - 3 - -
Buckinghamshire - 3 - -
Milton Keynes - 3 - -
Northampton - 2 - -
Northamptonshire - 2 - -
Docklands, London - 2 £563 -
Windsor - 2 - -
East Midlands - 2 - -
Edinburgh +5 1 £438 -2.77%
Scotland 0 1 £438 -2.77%
Northern Ireland - 1 £77 -
County Antrim - 1 £77 -
North West - 1 £450 -
Belfast - 1 £77 -
Slough - 1 - -
Manchester - 1 £450 -
Kent - 1 £130 -

Bloomberg
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 September 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.

1 117 (47.76%) Reuters
2 114 (46.53%) Finance
3 101 (41.22%) Windows
4 70 (28.57%) Banking
5 56 (22.86%) SQL
6 55 (22.45%) Asset Management
6 55 (22.45%) Front Office
7 53 (21.63%) Active Directory
8 45 (18.37%) Windows Server
9 43 (17.55%) Fixed Income
9 43 (17.55%) Windows 7
10 41 (16.73%) Microsoft
11 40 (16.33%) MS Excel
12 38 (15.51%) Linux
13 37 (15.10%) Investment Banking
14 35 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
15 34 (13.88%) VMware
15 34 (13.88%) Java
16 30 (12.24%) Citrix
17 29 (11.84%) HP
18 28 (11.43%) Blackberry
19 27 (11.02%) Project Management
20 26 (10.61%) Analytical Skills
21 25 (10.20%) MS Office
21 25 (10.20%) VMware Infrastructure
22 24 (9.80%) Unix
23 23 (9.39%) Investment Management
24 21 (8.57%) Oracle
24 21 (8.57%) SQL Server
25 20 (8.16%) Equities

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 16 (6.53%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 13 (5.31%) MS Exchange
3 8 (3.27%) Confluence
3 8 (3.27%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (2.86%) IBM Notes
5 6 (2.45%) Exchange Server 2003
6 5 (2.04%) SharePoint
7 4 (1.63%) Skype for Business
8 3 (1.22%) Oracle Workflow
9 2 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (0.82%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.41%) Apache
10 1 (0.41%) IIS
10 1 (0.41%) JBoss
10 1 (0.41%) SAS
10 1 (0.41%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.41%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.41%) WebSphere
Applications
1 40 (16.33%) MS Excel
2 25 (10.20%) MS Office
3 14 (5.71%) MS Visio
4 5 (2.04%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (1.63%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.41%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 20 (8.16%) Eikon
2 12 (4.90%) Markit EDM
3 6 (2.45%) Bloomberg TOMS
3 6 (2.45%) ION MarketView
4 4 (1.63%) ResourceLink
4 4 (1.63%) Summit
4 4 (1.63%) thinkFolio
5 2 (0.82%) Eagle PACE
5 2 (0.82%) Endur
5 2 (0.82%) Findur
6 1 (0.41%) Finacle
6 1 (0.41%) Global One
6 1 (0.41%) Murex MxG2000
6 1 (0.41%) RMDS
6 1 (0.41%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 14 (5.71%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (4.08%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (1.22%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.82%) Google Analytics
4 2 (0.82%) IaaS
4 2 (0.82%) PaaS
5 1 (0.41%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.41%) Google Tag Manager
5 1 (0.41%) Office 365
5 1 (0.41%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (7.35%) DNS
2 13 (5.31%) SAN
3 12 (4.90%) DHCP
3 12 (4.90%) TCP/IP
4 11 (4.49%) Firewall
5 8 (3.27%) IP Telephony
6 7 (2.86%) WAN
7 6 (2.45%) Internet
7 6 (2.45%) iSCSI
7 6 (2.45%) VPN
8 4 (1.63%) Cisco IOS
9 3 (1.22%) Multicast
9 3 (1.22%) PuTTY
9 3 (1.22%) VLAN
9 3 (1.22%) Wireless
10 2 (0.82%) IPsec
10 2 (0.82%) MPLS
10 2 (0.82%) OSPF
10 2 (0.82%) VoIP
10 2 (0.82%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (8.57%) SQL Server
2 11 (4.49%) Big Data
2 11 (4.49%) Hadoop
3 6 (2.45%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (2.45%) Oracle Database
4 5 (2.04%) Relational Database
5 4 (1.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (1.22%) Oracle Database 10g
6 3 (1.22%) Oracle Database 11g
6 3 (1.22%) Oracle8/8i Database
6 3 (1.22%) Oracle9i Database
7 2 (0.82%) KDB
7 2 (0.82%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.41%) BigQuery
8 1 (0.41%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.41%) DB2
8 1 (0.41%) MS Access
8 1 (0.41%) Pentaho
8 1 (0.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 11 (4.49%) JIRA
2 4 (1.63%) Subversion
3 3 (1.22%) Toad
4 2 (0.82%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 2 (0.82%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.41%) Maven
5 1 (0.41%) Robot Framework
5 1 (0.41%) Selenium
5 1 (0.41%) Visual Studio
General
1 114 (46.53%) Finance
2 70 (28.57%) Banking
3 55 (22.45%) Front Office
4 37 (15.10%) Investment Banking
5 18 (7.35%) Back Office
6 10 (4.08%) Retail
7 9 (3.67%) Telecoms
8 6 (2.45%) Publishing
8 6 (2.45%) Retail Banking
9 4 (1.63%) Financial Institution
10 3 (1.22%) Legal
11 2 (0.82%) French Language
11 2 (0.82%) Marketing
11 2 (0.82%) Multimedia
12 1 (0.41%) Advertising
12 1 (0.41%) Corporate Banking
12 1 (0.41%) German Language
12 1 (0.41%) International Banking
12 1 (0.41%) Italian Language
12 1 (0.41%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 84 (34.29%) Analyst
2 35 (14.29%) Desktop Support
2 35 (14.29%) Developer
3 34 (13.88%) Business Analyst
4 26 (10.61%) Support Analyst
5 22 (8.98%) Data Analyst
6 20 (8.16%) Project Manager
7 19 (7.76%) Architect
8 18 (7.35%) Support Engineer
9 14 (5.71%) Desktop Engineer
9 14 (5.71%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 14 (5.71%) Java Developer
9 14 (5.71%) Solutions Architect
10 13 (5.31%) Desktop Analyst
11 12 (4.90%) Desktop Support Analyst
12 11 (4.49%) Infrastructure Architect
13 10 (4.08%) Asset Management Analyst
13 10 (4.08%) Data Business Analyst
13 10 (4.08%) IT Support
13 10 (4.08%) Market Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (7.35%) XML
2 14 (5.71%) FpML
3 11 (4.49%) XSLT
4 10 (4.08%) FIX Protocol
4 10 (4.08%) Spring
5 9 (3.67%) HTML
6 8 (3.27%) HTML5
6 8 (3.27%) Spring Integration
7 7 (2.86%) .NET
7 7 (2.86%) AngularJS
8 3 (1.22%) MDX
9 2 (0.82%) Apache Flex
9 2 (0.82%) ASP.NET
9 2 (0.82%) CSS
9 2 (0.82%) JMS
9 2 (0.82%) XMPP
10 1 (0.41%) J2EE
10 1 (0.41%) J2SE
10 1 (0.41%) STL
10 1 (0.41%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 43 (17.55%) Fixed Income
2 28 (11.43%) Blackberry
3 26 (10.61%) Analytical Skills
4 20 (8.16%) Equities
5 19 (7.76%) Data Centre
6 18 (7.35%) Derivative
7 17 (6.94%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 14 (5.71%) Reference Data
9 13 (5.31%) iPhone
10 10 (4.08%) Hedge funds
10 10 (4.08%) iPad
11 9 (3.67%) SWIFT
12 7 (2.86%) Credit Derivative
13 5 (2.04%) HP Storage
14 4 (1.63%) RIA
14 4 (1.63%) Video Conferencing
15 3 (1.22%) Computer Science
15 3 (1.22%) Management Information System
15 3 (1.22%) Mathematics
16 2 (0.82%) BBC
Operating Systems
1 101 (41.22%) Windows
2 45 (18.37%) Windows Server
3 43 (17.55%) Windows 7
4 38 (15.51%) Linux
5 24 (9.80%) Unix
6 18 (7.35%) Windows Server 2003
7 17 (6.94%) Windows Server 2012
8 16 (6.53%) Windows XP
9 15 (6.12%) Windows Server 2008
10 11 (4.49%) AIX
11 7 (2.86%) Solaris
12 4 (1.63%) Android
12 4 (1.63%) Windows 8
13 2 (0.82%) Windows 10
14 1 (0.41%) Apple iOS
14 1 (0.41%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.41%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (22.45%) Asset Management
2 35 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (11.02%) Project Management
4 23 (9.39%) Investment Management
5 18 (7.35%) ITIL
5 18 (7.35%) Migration
6 15 (6.12%) Low Latency
7 13 (5.31%) Data Management
7 13 (5.31%) E-Commerce
8 12 (4.90%) Electronic Trading
8 12 (4.90%) High Availability
8 12 (4.90%) Time Management
8 12 (4.90%) Waterfall
9 11 (4.49%) GAP Analysis
10 10 (4.08%) Business Analysis
10 10 (4.08%) Stakeholder Management
11 9 (3.67%) BPR
11 9 (3.67%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
12 8 (3.27%) Risk Management
13 7 (2.86%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 56 (22.86%) SQL
2 34 (13.88%) Java
3 15 (6.12%) C++
3 15 (6.12%) VBA
4 14 (5.71%) C#
5 12 (4.90%) PowerShell
6 8 (3.27%) C
7 5 (2.04%) Shell Script
8 4 (1.63%) Python
8 4 (1.63%) VB
9 3 (1.22%) AWK
9 3 (1.22%) PL/SQL
10 2 (0.82%) JavaScript
11 1 (0.41%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.41%) Perl
11 1 (0.41%) PHP
11 1 (0.41%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 12 (4.90%) Degree
2 8 (3.27%) ISEB
3 5 (2.04%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (1.63%) MCP
4 4 (1.63%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (0.82%) MCSA
5 2 (0.82%) MCSE
6 1 (0.41%) APMP
6 1 (0.41%) CCNA
6 1 (0.41%) HNC
6 1 (0.41%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (0.41%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (4.49%) MiFID
2 7 (2.86%) SLA
3 3 (1.22%) QA
4 2 (0.82%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.41%) Dodd-Frank
5 1 (0.41%) EMIR
5 1 (0.41%) Solvency II
System Software
1 53 (21.63%) Active Directory
2 25 (10.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (4.49%) Oracle RAC
4 6 (2.45%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (2.04%) VMware ESX
6 3 (1.22%) XenApp
7 1 (0.41%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.41%) NFS
7 1 (0.41%) Terminal Server
7 1 (0.41%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (0.41%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.41%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (2.45%) Backup Exec
2 5 (2.04%) SCCM
3 3 (1.22%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (0.41%) AirWatch
4 1 (0.41%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (0.41%) DameWare
4 1 (0.41%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.41%) ITRS Geneos
4 1 (0.41%) Thomson Reuters DACS
4 1 (0.41%) WSUS
Vendors
1 117 (47.76%) Reuters
2 41 (16.73%) Microsoft
3 34 (13.88%) VMware
4 30 (12.24%) Citrix
5 29 (11.84%) HP
6 21 (8.57%) Oracle
7 19 (7.76%) Cisco
8 18 (7.35%) ION Trading
9 14 (5.71%) Murex
10 13 (5.31%) Calypso
10 13 (5.31%) Charles River
10 13 (5.31%) Dell
10 13 (5.31%) FactSet
11 11 (4.49%) IBM
12 10 (4.08%) Hortonworks
13 9 (3.67%) Fidessa
14 7 (2.86%) GoldenSource
14 7 (2.86%) Lotus
14 7 (2.86%) Symantec
15 6 (2.45%) Tradeweb
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