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 3 December 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
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Bloomberg
Rank 484 519 470
Rank change year-on-year
+35 -49
Contract jobs citing Bloomberg 136 139 168
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.27% 0.25% 0.29%
As % of the Vendors category 0.60% 0.59% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 89 117
Median daily rate £525 £385 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.36% -9.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £201 £168 £132
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £600 £579
UK excluding London median daily rate £458 £513 £425
% change year-on-year
-10.73% +20.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 4
Median hourly rate £17.10 £17.50 £66.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.28% -73.58%
UK excluding London median 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
22565 23604 25693
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.62% 42.64% 44.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 13780 13868 15120
Median daily rate £420 £400 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +3.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £380 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.97% +4.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 866 976 1239
Median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% +8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.29 £10.61 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £43.00 £38.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%

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 3 December 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 9 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 3 December 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 +7 126 £550 +42.85% 15
London -12 123 £550 +69.23% 15
City of London -20 26 £638 +108.16% 3
Scotland +14 10 £465 -7.00%
Edinburgh +19 9 £465 -15.45%
Walsall - 3 £390 -
West Midlands - 3 £390 -
Docklands, London -3 2 £575 +109.09%
Glasgow +8 1 - -

Bloomberg
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 December 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.

1 136 (51.71%) Reuters
2 131 (49.81%) Finance
3 120 (45.63%) Windows
4 99 (37.64%) Banking
5 62 (23.57%) Windows 7
6 52 (19.77%) Windows Server
7 50 (19.01%) SQL
7 50 (19.01%) Microsoft
7 50 (19.01%) Active Directory
8 47 (17.87%) Asset Management
9 45 (17.11%) Investment Banking
10 43 (16.35%) MS Excel
11 40 (15.21%) Front Office
12 37 (14.07%) Fixed Income
13 36 (13.69%) Blackberry
14 35 (13.31%) Java
15 34 (12.93%) Citrix
16 33 (12.55%) Unix
16 33 (12.55%) MS Office
17 32 (12.17%) Linux
18 31 (11.79%) Agile Software Development
19 30 (11.41%) VMware
20 25 (9.51%) Equities
20 25 (9.51%) Migration
20 25 (9.51%) Analytical Skills
21 24 (9.13%) Windows XP
22 23 (8.75%) C++
22 23 (8.75%) HP
22 23 (8.75%) Windows Server 2003
22 23 (8.75%) Project Management

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 18 (6.84%) IBM Notes
2 16 (6.08%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 12 (4.56%) MS Exchange
4 7 (2.66%) Exchange Server 2010
5 6 (2.28%) SharePoint
6 5 (1.90%) Exchange Server 2003
7 3 (1.14%) Oracle Workflow
7 3 (1.14%) WebSphere
8 2 (0.76%) Skype for Business
9 1 (0.38%) Confluence
9 1 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.38%) SAS
9 1 (0.38%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 43 (16.35%) MS Excel
2 33 (12.55%) MS Office
3 10 (3.80%) Spreadsheet
4 5 (1.90%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (1.52%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.38%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 22 (8.37%) Eikon
2 8 (3.04%) Markit EDM
3 6 (2.28%) Bloomberg TOMS
4 4 (1.52%) ResourceLink
4 4 (1.52%) Summit
4 4 (1.52%) thinkFolio
5 2 (0.76%) Eagle PACE
5 2 (0.76%) Endur
5 2 (0.76%) Findur
5 2 (0.76%) ION MarketView
6 1 (0.38%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.38%) Global One
6 1 (0.38%) Sophis RISQUE
Cloud Services
1 9 (3.42%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (1.90%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (1.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.14%) SaaS
4 2 (0.76%) Google Analytics
4 2 (0.76%) IaaS
4 2 (0.76%) PaaS
5 1 (0.38%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.38%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.38%) Google Tag Manager
5 1 (0.38%) Office 365
5 1 (0.38%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 17 (6.46%) DNS
2 16 (6.08%) Firewall
3 14 (5.32%) DHCP
4 13 (4.94%) TCP/IP
5 8 (3.04%) IP Telephony
6 7 (2.66%) SAN
6 7 (2.66%) VPN
6 7 (2.66%) WAN
7 5 (1.90%) HTTP
7 5 (1.90%) iSCSI
8 4 (1.52%) OSPF
9 3 (1.14%) 3G
9 3 (1.14%) Cisco IOS
9 3 (1.14%) Internet
9 3 (1.14%) LAN
9 3 (1.14%) MPLS
9 3 (1.14%) PuTTY
9 3 (1.14%) Remote Desktop
9 3 (1.14%) VoIP
9 3 (1.14%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (6.46%) SQL Server
2 10 (3.80%) Big Data
3 9 (3.42%) Oracle Database
4 6 (2.28%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (2.28%) Hadoop
4 6 (2.28%) Oracle Database 11g
4 6 (2.28%) Relational Database
5 3 (1.14%) KDB
5 3 (1.14%) Oracle Database 10g
5 3 (1.14%) Oracle8/8i Database
5 3 (1.14%) Oracle9i Database
5 3 (1.14%) RDBMS
6 2 (0.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.38%) BigQuery
7 1 (0.38%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.38%) MS Access
7 1 (0.38%) Oracle BI EE
7 1 (0.38%) Pentaho
7 1 (0.38%) QlikView
7 1 (0.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 5 (1.90%) JIRA
2 4 (1.52%) Subversion
3 3 (1.14%) Git (software)
3 3 (1.14%) Toad
4 2 (0.76%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.38%) Maven
5 1 (0.38%) Robot Framework
5 1 (0.38%) Selenium
5 1 (0.38%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 131 (49.81%) Finance
2 99 (37.64%) Banking
3 45 (17.11%) Investment Banking
4 40 (15.21%) Front Office
5 17 (6.46%) Back Office
6 16 (6.08%) Retail
7 13 (4.94%) Retail Banking
8 7 (2.66%) Financial Institution
8 7 (2.66%) Legal
9 6 (2.28%) Publishing
9 6 (2.28%) Telecoms
10 3 (1.14%) French Language
11 2 (0.76%) Corporate Banking
11 2 (0.76%) Marketing
12 1 (0.38%) Advertising
12 1 (0.38%) German Language
12 1 (0.38%) International Banking
12 1 (0.38%) Italian Language
12 1 (0.38%) Private Banking
12 1 (0.38%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 93 (35.36%) Analyst
2 49 (18.63%) Desktop Support
3 42 (15.97%) Developer
4 30 (11.41%) Business Analyst
5 29 (11.03%) Support Analyst
6 28 (10.65%) Support Engineer
7 27 (10.27%) Data Analyst
8 21 (7.98%) Desktop Engineer
8 21 (7.98%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 18 (6.84%) 2nd Line Support
9 18 (6.84%) Desktop Analyst
9 18 (6.84%) Desktop Support Analyst
10 17 (6.46%) Architect
11 13 (4.94%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
11 13 (4.94%) Deskside Support
11 13 (4.94%) Java Developer
11 13 (4.94%) Service Desk Support
12 12 (4.56%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Engineer
12 12 (4.56%) 2nd Line Engineer
12 12 (4.56%) Deskside Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (4.94%) FIX Protocol
1 13 (4.94%) XML
2 10 (3.80%) XSLT
3 6 (2.28%) .NET
3 6 (2.28%) FpML
4 4 (1.52%) SOAP
5 3 (1.14%) MDX
5 3 (1.14%) Web Services
6 2 (0.76%) ASP.NET
6 2 (0.76%) CSS
6 2 (0.76%) Middleware
6 2 (0.76%) Spring
6 2 (0.76%) STL
7 1 (0.38%) Apache Flex
7 1 (0.38%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (0.38%) jQuery
7 1 (0.38%) Reactive Extensions
7 1 (0.38%) Task Parallel Library
7 1 (0.38%) WPF
7 1 (0.38%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 37 (14.07%) Fixed Income
2 36 (13.69%) Blackberry
3 25 (9.51%) Analytical Skills
3 25 (9.51%) Equities
4 17 (6.46%) iPad
4 17 (6.46%) iPhone
5 16 (6.08%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 14 (5.32%) Derivative
7 12 (4.56%) Hedge funds
8 11 (4.18%) Data Centre
9 9 (3.42%) Reference Data
10 6 (2.28%) Equity Derivative
11 5 (1.90%) Fintech
12 3 (1.14%) Grid Computing
12 3 (1.14%) Smartphone
12 3 (1.14%) Statistics
12 3 (1.14%) SWIFT
12 3 (1.14%) User Experience
12 3 (1.14%) Video Conferencing
12 3 (1.14%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 120 (45.63%) Windows
2 62 (23.57%) Windows 7
3 52 (19.77%) Windows Server
4 33 (12.55%) Unix
5 32 (12.17%) Linux
6 24 (9.13%) Windows XP
7 23 (8.75%) Windows Server 2003
8 19 (7.22%) Windows Server 2008
9 15 (5.70%) Windows Server 2012
10 10 (3.80%) Solaris
11 6 (2.28%) AIX
12 5 (1.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 3 (1.14%) Windows 10
13 3 (1.14%) Windows 8
14 2 (0.76%) Android
15 1 (0.38%) Apple iOS
15 1 (0.38%) Mac OS
15 1 (0.38%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (17.87%) Asset Management
2 31 (11.79%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (9.51%) Migration
4 23 (8.75%) Project Management
5 22 (8.37%) ITIL
6 17 (6.46%) Electronic Trading
7 15 (5.70%) Business Analysis
8 14 (5.32%) Data Management
8 14 (5.32%) Time Management
9 13 (4.94%) Investment Management
10 12 (4.56%) Stakeholder Management
11 11 (4.18%) Low Latency
12 10 (3.80%) E-Commerce
13 8 (3.04%) Data Migration
13 8 (3.04%) High Availability
13 8 (3.04%) OO
13 8 (3.04%) SDLC
13 8 (3.04%) Technical Architecture
14 7 (2.66%) Analytics
14 7 (2.66%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 50 (19.01%) SQL
2 35 (13.31%) Java
3 23 (8.75%) C++
4 21 (7.98%) VBA
5 14 (5.32%) C#
6 9 (3.42%) C
6 9 (3.42%) PowerShell
6 9 (3.42%) Python
7 7 (2.66%) Perl
8 6 (2.28%) AWK
9 5 (1.90%) JavaScript
9 5 (1.90%) Shell Script
10 4 (1.52%) VB
11 3 (1.14%) Bash Shell
11 3 (1.14%) PL/SQL
11 3 (1.14%) Scala
12 1 (0.38%) PHP
12 1 (0.38%) Ruby
12 1 (0.38%) Tcl
12 1 (0.38%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 17 (6.46%) Degree
2 7 (2.66%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (2.28%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (1.90%) MCP
5 4 (1.52%) MCSE
5 4 (1.52%) PhD
6 3 (1.14%) MCSA
7 2 (0.76%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.38%) APMP
8 1 (0.38%) CCDP
8 1 (0.38%) CCIE
8 1 (0.38%) CCNP
8 1 (0.38%) HNC
8 1 (0.38%) HND
8 1 (0.38%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (4.56%) MiFID
2 8 (3.04%) SLA
3 5 (1.90%) QA
4 4 (1.52%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.38%) Dodd-Frank
5 1 (0.38%) EMIR
5 1 (0.38%) Solvency II
System Software
1 50 (19.01%) Active Directory
2 18 (6.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (2.28%) Oracle RAC
3 6 (2.28%) VMware ESX
4 5 (1.90%) VMware ESXi
4 5 (1.90%) XenApp
5 3 (1.14%) Virtual Desktop
6 2 (0.76%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.38%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.38%) ProxySG
7 1 (0.38%) Terminal Server
7 1 (0.38%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.38%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (2.66%) Thomson Reuters DACS
2 5 (1.90%) Backup Exec
3 4 (1.52%) SCCM
4 3 (1.14%) AirWatch
4 3 (1.14%) Control-M
4 3 (1.14%) DameWare
4 3 (1.14%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 2 (0.76%) ITRS Geneos
6 1 (0.38%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (0.38%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (0.38%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.38%) SolarWinds Orion
6 1 (0.38%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 1 (0.38%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 136 (51.71%) Reuters
2 50 (19.01%) Microsoft
3 34 (12.93%) Citrix
4 30 (11.41%) VMware
5 23 (8.75%) HP
6 21 (7.98%) Cisco
7 18 (6.84%) Lotus
8 17 (6.46%) Fidessa
9 16 (6.08%) Oracle
10 15 (5.70%) FactSet
11 13 (4.94%) Charles River
12 8 (3.04%) ION Trading
12 8 (3.04%) Symantec
13 7 (2.66%) Dell
13 7 (2.66%) GoldenSource
13 7 (2.66%) Juniper
14 6 (2.28%) IBM
14 6 (2.28%) Murex
14 6 (2.28%) Sybase
15 5 (1.90%) Red Hat