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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Bloomberg
Rank 424 435 420
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -15
Contract jobs citing Bloomberg 170 136 141
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.31% 0.27% 0.29%
As % of the Vendors category 0.69% 0.58% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 116 74 106
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£450 £319 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.17% -15.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £128 £179 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £475 £225
% change year-on-year
-10.52% +111.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 2
Average hourly rate £66.25 £19.49 £25.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+239.91% -23.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.15 £11.90 £23.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £115.50 £20.70 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £10.00 -

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
24605 23641 23338
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.36% 46.18% 47.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 14694 13385 12165
Average daily rate £388 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.33%
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 £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1147 1102 1371
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.37
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -9.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £36.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -10.52%

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 24 December 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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Bloomberg within the UK over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

Bloomberg Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Bloomberg
Top 16 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 24 December 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
(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 +2 162 £475 +58.33% 18
London +40 160 £475 +58.33% 17
City of London +19 53 £450 +63.63% 9
Scotland -6 3 £413 -17.50%
Docklands, London +15 2 - -
Kent -1 2 £433 +16.97%
Edinburgh -12 2 £413 -17.50%
South East -31 2 £433 +16.97% 1
Stirling - 1 - -
Woking - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Surrey - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Milton Keynes - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
Midlands - - - -

Bloomberg
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

1 152 (49.84%) Reuters
2 135 (44.26%) Finance
3 121 (39.67%) Windows
4 97 (31.80%) Banking
5 92 (30.16%) Front Office
6 89 (29.18%) SQL
7 80 (26.23%) Windows 7
8 70 (22.95%) MS Office
9 57 (18.69%) Microsoft
10 53 (17.38%) UNIX
11 52 (17.05%) Active Directory
12 48 (15.74%) MS Excel
13 46 (15.08%) Investment Banking
14 45 (14.75%) Asset Management
15 43 (14.10%) Windows XP
15 43 (14.10%) Blackberry
15 43 (14.10%) Fixed Income
16 42 (13.77%) Citrix
17 39 (12.79%) Linux
18 35 (11.48%) Derivative
19 34 (11.15%) Murex
20 31 (10.16%) Oracle
20 31 (10.16%) SQL Server
20 31 (10.16%) SharePoint
21 30 (9.84%) ION Trading
22 29 (9.51%) DHCP
22 29 (9.51%) DNS
23 28 (9.18%) Java
23 28 (9.18%) SCCM
23 28 (9.18%) Investment Management

Bloomberg
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 31 (10.16%) SharePoint
2 27 (8.85%) MS Exchange
3 16 (5.25%) Lync
4 10 (3.28%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 9 (2.95%) IBM Notes
5 9 (2.95%) Exchange Server 2003
6 8 (2.62%) WebSphere
6 8 (2.62%) WebLogic
7 6 (1.97%) Exchange Server 2010
8 5 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2007
9 3 (0.98%) Confluence
9 3 (0.98%) IIS
10 2 (0.66%) Apache
10 2 (0.66%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (0.66%) Oracle Coherence
11 1 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2013
11 1 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2000
11 1 (0.33%) SAS
Applications
1 70 (22.95%) MS Office
2 48 (15.74%) MS Excel
3 9 (2.95%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.98%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.33%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 17 (5.57%) Markit EDM
2 16 (5.25%) RMDS
3 12 (3.93%) Summit
4 8 (2.62%) LatentZero
4 8 (2.62%) Murex MxG2000
5 7 (2.30%) Bloomberg TOMS
5 7 (2.30%) Eikon
6 6 (1.97%) ION MarketView
7 2 (0.66%) Oracle iProcurement
7 2 (0.66%) 3000 Xtra
8 1 (0.33%) SunGard APT
8 1 (0.33%) FINCAD Analytics
8 1 (0.33%) Khalix
8 1 (0.33%) Sentinel
8 1 (0.33%) Adaptiv
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 29 (9.51%) DHCP
1 29 (9.51%) DNS
2 21 (6.89%) TCP/IP
3 14 (4.59%) FTP
4 13 (4.26%) Internet
5 11 (3.61%) Firewall
5 11 (3.61%) Wireshark
6 10 (3.28%) Wireless
7 7 (2.30%) LAN
7 7 (2.30%) WAN
7 7 (2.30%) Multicast
8 6 (1.97%) VPN
9 4 (1.31%) Cisco IPT
10 3 (0.98%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 3 (0.98%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 3 (0.98%) IP Telephony
11 2 (0.66%) PSTN
12 1 (0.33%) VoIP
12 1 (0.33%) ADSL
12 1 (0.33%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (10.16%) SQL Server
2 15 (4.92%) Relational Database
3 13 (4.26%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (1.97%) MS Access
5 5 (1.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (1.31%) DB2
7 3 (0.98%) Data Mining
7 3 (0.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (0.98%) NoSQL
8 2 (0.66%) Big Data
8 2 (0.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (0.66%) MarkLogic
8 2 (0.66%) RDBMS
8 2 (0.66%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.33%) SQL Server 2000
9 1 (0.33%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (0.33%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 7 (2.30%) Maven
2 5 (1.64%) JIRA
2 5 (1.64%) QuickTest Pro
3 4 (1.31%) Visual Studio
4 3 (0.98%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (0.66%) TeamCity
5 2 (0.66%) Git (software)
5 2 (0.66%) MSTest
5 2 (0.66%) Moq
5 2 (0.66%) Eclipse
5 2 (0.66%) IntelliJ
5 2 (0.66%) AdminStudio
6 1 (0.33%) NUnit
6 1 (0.33%) CruiseControl
6 1 (0.33%) Subversion
6 1 (0.33%) MSI
6 1 (0.33%) Hudson
6 1 (0.33%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.33%) ReSharper
6 1 (0.33%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 135 (44.26%) Finance
2 97 (31.80%) Banking
3 92 (30.16%) Front Office
4 46 (15.08%) Investment Banking
5 25 (8.20%) Back Office
6 14 (4.59%) Financial Institution
7 11 (3.61%) Telecoms
8 7 (2.30%) Legal
9 6 (1.97%) Retail
10 2 (0.66%) Publishing
10 2 (0.66%) Games
10 2 (0.66%) Private Banking
11 1 (0.33%) Marketing
11 1 (0.33%) French Language
11 1 (0.33%) German Language
11 1 (0.33%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.33%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 113 (37.05%) Analyst
2 50 (16.39%) Support Analyst
3 40 (13.11%) Developer
4 38 (12.46%) Business Analyst
5 31 (10.16%) Applications Support
6 28 (9.18%) Desktop Support
6 28 (9.18%) Support Engineer
7 19 (6.23%) 2nd Line Support
8 18 (5.90%) Java Developer
9 16 (5.25%) 1st Line Support
10 15 (4.92%) Consultant
10 15 (4.92%) Desktop Engineer
11 13 (4.26%) Applications Support Analyst
12 12 (3.93%) Help Desk Support
12 12 (3.93%) Help Desk Analyst
13 11 (3.61%) Market Data Engineer
14 10 (3.28%) Systems Analyst
14 10 (3.28%) Help Desk Support Analyst
15 9 (2.95%) Desktop Support Engineer
15 9 (2.95%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (8.20%) FIX Protocol
2 12 (3.93%) XML
2 12 (3.93%) JMS
3 10 (3.28%) .NET
3 10 (3.28%) Hibernate
3 10 (3.28%) Spring
4 8 (2.62%) Middleware
4 8 (2.62%) Murex Flex
4 8 (2.62%) Spring Integration
4 8 (2.62%) Java EE
5 7 (2.30%) HTML
5 7 (2.30%) Java SE
5 7 (2.30%) JNI
5 7 (2.30%) Rendezvous
5 7 (2.30%) XSLT
6 4 (1.31%) WinForms
6 4 (1.31%) WPF
6 4 (1.31%) HTML5
7 3 (0.98%) WCF
7 3 (0.98%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 43 (14.10%) Blackberry
1 43 (14.10%) Fixed Income
2 35 (11.48%) Derivative
3 26 (8.52%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 23 (7.54%) Analytical Skills
5 21 (6.89%) Equities
6 17 (5.57%) Thin Client
6 17 (5.57%) Reference Data
6 17 (5.57%) Fat Client
7 16 (5.25%) Hedge funds
8 14 (4.59%) Credit Derivative
9 12 (3.93%) Management Information System
10 11 (3.61%) Smartphone
10 11 (3.61%) iPad
10 11 (3.61%) Data Integration
11 10 (3.28%) Smartcard
12 9 (2.95%) iPhone
13 7 (2.30%) Market Risk
13 7 (2.30%) Mobile App
14 6 (1.97%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 121 (39.67%) Windows
2 80 (26.23%) Windows 7
3 53 (17.38%) UNIX
4 43 (14.10%) Windows XP
5 39 (12.79%) Linux
6 16 (5.25%) Windows Server 2008
7 15 (4.92%) Windows 8
8 11 (3.61%) Windows Server 2003
9 10 (3.28%) Windows Vista
10 7 (2.30%) Apple iOS
11 6 (1.97%) Mac OS X
12 4 (1.31%) Solaris
12 4 (1.31%) Windows Server 2012
12 4 (1.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 3 (0.98%) SUSE
14 2 (0.66%) Android
14 2 (0.66%) Windows Phone
15 1 (0.33%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (14.75%) Asset Management
2 28 (9.18%) Investment Management
3 24 (7.87%) ITIL
4 21 (6.89%) Electronic Trading
5 19 (6.23%) Business Analysis
6 15 (4.92%) Fund Management
6 15 (4.92%) Data Management
7 14 (4.59%) Risk Management
7 14 (4.59%) Agile Software Development
7 14 (4.59%) User Acceptance Testing
8 13 (4.26%) Migration
8 13 (4.26%) Service Delivery
9 12 (3.93%) Project Management
9 12 (3.93%) Multithreading
10 9 (2.95%) Unit Testing
10 9 (2.95%) Software Testing
10 9 (2.95%) Incident Management
11 8 (2.62%) Data Analysis
11 8 (2.62%) Workflow
12 7 (2.30%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 89 (29.18%) SQL
2 28 (9.18%) Java
3 21 (6.89%) C#
4 19 (6.23%) VBA
5 17 (5.57%) PowerShell
6 16 (5.25%) Perl
7 13 (4.26%) C++
7 13 (4.26%) Python
8 8 (2.62%) VBScript
9 6 (1.97%) Shell Script
10 3 (0.98%) C++/CLI
10 3 (0.98%) Bash Shell
10 3 (0.98%) VC++
10 3 (0.98%) JavaScript
10 3 (0.98%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.33%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.33%) VB
Qualifications
1 15 (4.92%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (3.61%) MCP
3 10 (3.28%) MCDST
3 10 (3.28%) MCITP
3 10 (3.28%) Degree
3 10 (3.28%) A+ Certification
4 9 (2.95%) ISEB
5 7 (2.30%) ISEB Practitioner
6 4 (1.31%) CISSP
7 3 (0.98%) MCSE
8 2 (0.66%) CCNP
8 2 (0.66%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (0.66%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 2 (0.66%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.30%) QA
2 5 (1.64%) SLA
3 1 (0.33%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.33%) EMIR
System Software
1 52 (17.05%) Active Directory
2 12 (3.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (1.97%) VMware Workstation
3 6 (1.97%) XenApp
4 4 (1.31%) VMware Server
4 4 (1.31%) Hyper-V
4 4 (1.31%) MetaFrame
4 4 (1.31%) Terminal Server
4 4 (1.31%) Terminal Services
5 3 (0.98%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (0.98%) XenDesktop
6 2 (0.66%) vSphere
7 1 (0.33%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 28 (9.18%) SCCM
2 12 (3.93%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 10 (3.28%) HP Quality Center
4 5 (1.64%) SCVMM
5 4 (1.31%) WSUS
5 4 (1.31%) NetBackup
6 2 (0.66%) Control-M
6 2 (0.66%) Nagios
6 2 (0.66%) SCOM
6 2 (0.66%) Puppet
6 2 (0.66%) ITRS Geneos
7 1 (0.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.33%) BMC Marimba
7 1 (0.33%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 152 (49.84%) Reuters
2 57 (18.69%) Microsoft
3 42 (13.77%) Citrix
4 34 (11.15%) Murex
5 31 (10.16%) Oracle
6 30 (9.84%) ION Trading
7 27 (8.85%) Fidessa
8 24 (7.87%) MarketAxess
9 23 (7.54%) thinkFolio
9 23 (7.54%) Tradeweb
10 18 (5.90%) CQG
10 18 (5.90%) Cisco
11 17 (5.57%) Symantec
12 16 (5.25%) Sybase
12 16 (5.25%) Charles River
12 16 (5.25%) VMware
13 14 (4.59%) TIBCO
14 12 (3.93%) AppSense
15 11 (3.61%) eSpeed
15 11 (3.61%) Salesforce.com
London
Experis Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: £250 - £300 per day + competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
South East England
Interquest - ITQ Financial - Tunbridge Wells
Rate: £375 - £425 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £250.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 23 days ago