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 5 May 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
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Bloomberg
Rank 490 424 336
Rank change year-on-year
-66 -88
Contract jobs citing Bloomberg 119 160 227
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.21% 0.29% 0.48%
As % of the Vendors category 0.47% 0.65% 1.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 96 156
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£450 £450 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £186 £203 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £289 £385 £550
% change year-on-year
-25.00% -30.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 4
Average hourly rate £18.70 £17.50 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.85% +20.68%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £14.00

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
25323 24618 22252
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.29% 45.10% 46.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 14434 13926 11757
Average daily rate £400 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £221 £230
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 1117 1066 1196
Average hourly rate £18.50 £18.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.77% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.15 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -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 5 May 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 5 May 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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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 -58 110 £450 - 48
London -27 96 £463 +2.77% 46
City of London -3 40 £400 -21.95% 21
South East -16 13 £450 +89.47% 2
Surrey - 12 - - 1
Scotland -10 6 £525 +36.36% 1
Edinburgh - 5 £550 - 1
County Antrim - 3 £121 -
Belfast - 3 £121 -
Northern Ireland - 3 £121 -
Canary Wharf -4 2 £513 +78.26%
Glasgow - 1 £500 -
Oxford - 1 £450 -
Oxfordshire - 1 £450 -

Bloomberg
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 May 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.

1 144 (52.36%) Finance
2 137 (49.82%) Reuters
3 97 (35.27%) Windows
4 78 (28.36%) Banking
5 58 (21.09%) Microsoft
6 56 (20.36%) Front Office
7 55 (20.00%) SQL
8 54 (19.64%) MS Office
9 53 (19.27%) Windows 7
10 51 (18.55%) MS Excel
11 49 (17.82%) TCP/IP
12 47 (17.09%) Active Directory
13 42 (15.27%) UNIX
13 42 (15.27%) SQL Server
14 40 (14.55%) Tradeweb
15 39 (14.18%) ITIL
16 38 (13.82%) Cisco
16 38 (13.82%) Asset Management
17 37 (13.45%) Blackberry
17 37 (13.45%) DNS
17 37 (13.45%) Investment Banking
18 36 (13.09%) RMDS
18 36 (13.09%) Firewall
18 36 (13.09%) Fixed Income
19 34 (12.36%) DHCP
20 33 (12.00%) TIBCO
21 32 (11.64%) Java
22 31 (11.27%) Service Management
23 29 (10.55%) Management Information System
23 29 (10.55%) Derivative

Bloomberg
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 13 (4.73%) MS Exchange
2 12 (4.36%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 12 (4.36%) SharePoint
3 9 (3.27%) Lync
4 7 (2.55%) IBM Notes
5 6 (2.18%) MTS
6 4 (1.45%) MindAlign
7 3 (1.09%) IIS
8 2 (0.73%) Apache
8 2 (0.73%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.36%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.36%) Oracle Coherence
9 1 (0.36%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 54 (19.64%) MS Office
2 51 (18.55%) MS Excel
3 5 (1.82%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.73%) PowerPivot
4 2 (0.73%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.73%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 36 (13.09%) RMDS
2 21 (7.64%) thinkFolio
3 18 (6.55%) Eikon
4 14 (5.09%) Markit EDM
5 8 (2.91%) LatentZero
6 7 (2.55%) ION MarketView
7 5 (1.82%) Agresso
8 3 (1.09%) Summit
8 3 (1.09%) Bloomberg TOMS
9 2 (0.73%) Temenos T24
9 2 (0.73%) SimCorp Dimension
9 2 (0.73%) Tesseract
9 2 (0.73%) Minerva
9 2 (0.73%) Sentinel
9 2 (0.73%) Temenos Globus
10 1 (0.36%) GoldMine
10 1 (0.36%) Oracle General Ledger
10 1 (0.36%) 3000 Xtra
10 1 (0.36%) BondVision
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.36%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 49 (17.82%) TCP/IP
2 37 (13.45%) DNS
3 36 (13.09%) Firewall
4 34 (12.36%) DHCP
5 28 (10.18%) Multicast
6 27 (9.82%) Wireshark
7 24 (8.73%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 24 (8.73%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 11 (4.00%) Network Security
9 9 (3.27%) LAN
9 9 (3.27%) Internet
10 8 (2.91%) LDAP
10 8 (2.91%) WAN
10 8 (2.91%) Unified Communications
11 7 (2.55%) Wireless
11 7 (2.55%) VPN
12 6 (2.18%) VoIP
13 5 (1.82%) FTP
14 4 (1.45%) SSL
14 4 (1.45%) Softphone
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (15.27%) SQL Server
2 10 (3.64%) Relational Database
3 9 (3.27%) SQL Server 2008
4 7 (2.55%) MS Access
5 4 (1.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (1.09%) Big Data
7 2 (0.73%) MarkLogic
7 2 (0.73%) DB2
7 2 (0.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.36%) Data Mart
8 1 (0.36%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.36%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (0.36%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.36%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.36%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (0.36%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.36%) Oracle BI EE
8 1 (0.36%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.36%) HBase
Development Applications
1 9 (3.27%) JIRA
2 6 (2.18%) Visual Studio
3 4 (1.45%) Maven
4 3 (1.09%) JUnit
4 3 (1.09%) Git (software)
5 2 (0.73%) AdminStudio
5 2 (0.73%) NUnit
5 2 (0.73%) Subversion
5 2 (0.73%) Selenium
5 2 (0.73%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.36%) ReSharper
6 1 (0.36%) Introscope
6 1 (0.36%) QuickTest Pro
6 1 (0.36%) LoadRunner
6 1 (0.36%) MSI
6 1 (0.36%) FxCop
6 1 (0.36%) StyleCop
6 1 (0.36%) MSTest
6 1 (0.36%) Rhino Mocks
6 1 (0.36%) Moq
General
1 144 (52.36%) Finance
2 78 (28.36%) Banking
3 56 (20.36%) Front Office
4 37 (13.45%) Investment Banking
5 24 (8.73%) Back Office
6 13 (4.73%) Financial Institution
7 9 (3.27%) Retail
8 6 (2.18%) Publishing
8 6 (2.18%) Telecoms
9 4 (1.45%) Retail Banking
10 2 (0.73%) Corporate Banking
10 2 (0.73%) Games
10 2 (0.73%) Advertising
11 1 (0.36%) Legal
11 1 (0.36%) Private Banking
11 1 (0.36%) German Language
Job Titles
1 92 (33.45%) Analyst
2 40 (14.55%) Developer
3 37 (13.45%) Support Analyst
4 31 (11.27%) Business Analyst
5 27 (9.82%) Consultant
6 26 (9.45%) Desktop Support
7 22 (8.00%) Support Engineer
8 21 (7.64%) Applications Support
8 21 (7.64%) Network Consultant
9 16 (5.82%) Desktop Engineer
10 14 (5.09%) Firewall Consultant
11 13 (4.73%) Market Data Engineer
11 13 (4.73%) Applications Support Analyst
12 12 (4.36%) Desktop Support Engineer
13 10 (3.64%) Data Analyst
14 9 (3.27%) Security Consultant
15 8 (2.91%) 1st Line Support
15 8 (2.91%) Excel Developer
15 8 (2.91%) Network Security Consultant
15 8 (2.91%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (9.45%) Rendezvous
2 24 (8.73%) .NET
3 14 (5.09%) FIX Protocol
4 8 (2.91%) HTML
5 7 (2.55%) WPF
5 7 (2.55%) .NET Framework
5 7 (2.55%) CSS
6 5 (1.82%) ASP.NET
6 5 (1.82%) Middleware
7 4 (1.45%) WinForms
7 4 (1.45%) jQuery
7 4 (1.45%) ASP.NET MVC
7 4 (1.45%) Reactive Extensions
8 3 (1.09%) Unity DI Container
8 3 (1.09%) TIBCO EMS
8 3 (1.09%) JSON
8 3 (1.09%) XML
9 2 (0.73%) COM
9 2 (0.73%) Spring
9 2 (0.73%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 37 (13.45%) Blackberry
2 36 (13.09%) Fixed Income
3 29 (10.55%) Management Information System
3 29 (10.55%) Derivative
4 21 (7.64%) Analytical Skills
5 18 (6.55%) Equities
6 17 (6.18%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 15 (5.45%) iPad
8 11 (4.00%) Data Integration
9 10 (3.64%) Fat Client
9 10 (3.64%) Thin Client
10 8 (2.91%) Clustering
10 8 (2.91%) iPhone
11 7 (2.55%) Credit Derivative
12 5 (1.82%) Smartphone
12 5 (1.82%) Smartcard
12 5 (1.82%) Statistics
12 5 (1.82%) Hedge funds
12 5 (1.82%) Reference Data
13 4 (1.45%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 97 (35.27%) Windows
2 53 (19.27%) Windows 7
3 42 (15.27%) UNIX
4 24 (8.73%) Linux
5 23 (8.36%) Windows Server 2008
6 20 (7.27%) Windows XP
7 16 (5.82%) Windows 8
8 15 (5.45%) Solaris
9 10 (3.64%) Windows Vista
9 10 (3.64%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (1.45%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (1.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (1.09%) SUSE
11 3 (1.09%) Android
12 2 (0.73%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.36%) Windows Phone
13 1 (0.36%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (14.18%) ITIL
2 38 (13.82%) Asset Management
3 31 (11.27%) Service Management
4 23 (8.36%) Change Management
4 23 (8.36%) Investment Management
4 23 (8.36%) Network Architecture
5 21 (7.64%) Load Balancing
6 17 (6.18%) Electronic Trading
7 15 (5.45%) Project Management
8 14 (5.09%) Fund Management
9 13 (4.73%) Multithreading
9 13 (4.73%) Low Latency
10 12 (4.36%) Agile Software Development
11 11 (4.00%) Business Analysis
11 11 (4.00%) Integration Testing
11 11 (4.00%) Workflow
12 10 (3.64%) Stakeholder Management
12 10 (3.64%) OO
12 10 (3.64%) Performance Tuning
12 10 (3.64%) Portfolio Management
Programming Languages
1 55 (20.00%) SQL
2 32 (11.64%) Java
3 29 (10.55%) PowerShell
4 21 (7.64%) C#
5 20 (7.27%) VBA
6 19 (6.91%) Perl
7 13 (4.73%) Shell Script
8 12 (4.36%) C++
9 11 (4.00%) Python
10 9 (3.27%) JavaScript
11 6 (2.18%) T-SQL
12 5 (1.82%) VBScript
13 2 (0.73%) Scala
14 1 (0.36%) C-shell
14 1 (0.36%) Bash Shell
14 1 (0.36%) R
14 1 (0.36%) AWK
14 1 (0.36%) Korn
14 1 (0.36%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 23 (8.36%) CISSP
2 12 (4.36%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (2.55%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (2.18%) MCP
4 6 (2.18%) Degree
5 5 (1.82%) CCNP
5 5 (1.82%) A+ Certification
5 5 (1.82%) ITIL Certification
5 5 (1.82%) MCDST
5 5 (1.82%) MCITP
6 3 (1.09%) MCSE
7 1 (0.36%) MCSA
7 1 (0.36%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (0.73%) SLA
1 2 (0.73%) QA
2 1 (0.36%) EMIR
System Software
1 47 (17.09%) Active Directory
2 9 (3.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (2.55%) Microsoft App-V
4 6 (2.18%) VMware Workstation
5 4 (1.45%) XenDesktop
5 4 (1.45%) vSphere
6 2 (0.73%) VMware Server
6 2 (0.73%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.73%) XenApp
6 2 (0.73%) MetaFrame
6 2 (0.73%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.36%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 15 (5.45%) SCCM
2 4 (1.45%) ITRS Geneos
2 4 (1.45%) AirWatch
3 3 (1.09%) SCVMM
4 2 (0.73%) NetBackup
4 2 (0.73%) WSUS
4 2 (0.73%) Puppet
5 1 (0.36%) ServiceCenter
5 1 (0.36%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.36%) Control-M
5 1 (0.36%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.36%) SCOM
Vendors
1 137 (49.82%) Reuters
2 58 (21.09%) Microsoft
3 40 (14.55%) Tradeweb
4 38 (13.82%) Cisco
5 33 (12.00%) TIBCO
6 28 (10.18%) Citrix
7 27 (9.82%) F5
8 26 (9.45%) CheckPoint
9 25 (9.09%) Radianz
9 25 (9.09%) Juniper
10 23 (8.36%) TippingPoint
10 23 (8.36%) NetScout
10 23 (8.36%) Blue Coat
11 22 (8.00%) LogLogic
11 22 (8.00%) Tufin
12 21 (7.64%) SolarWinds
13 17 (6.18%) HP
14 16 (5.82%) Fidessa
15 14 (5.09%) VMware
16 12 (4.36%) ION Trading
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Bloomberg LP
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £625 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £300 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Orgtel
Rate: £400 - £600 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
London
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £500 - £600 per day + competitive
Posted: 14 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £600.00 - £700.00 per day
Posted: 25 days ago