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 25 June 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
25 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Bloomberg
Rank 528 550 493
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -57
Contract jobs citing Bloomberg 114 83 133
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.21% 0.15% 0.25%
As % of the Vendors category 0.48% 0.33% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 52 70
Median daily rate £550 £500 £461
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +8.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £201 £175 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £650 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £500 £375
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +33.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 5
Median hourly rate - £17.98 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -5.36%
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
23809 24915 24208
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 44.88% 44.47% 44.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 14671 14618 13667
Median daily rate £400 £390 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +2.63%
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 £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 812 1122 1033
Median hourly rate £20.32 £18.88 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.62% +7.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.17 £10.87
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £18.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+10.81% +8.82%

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 25 June 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 12 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 25 June 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 +37 113 £550 +10.00% 34
London +36 94 £600 +20.00% 33
City of London +25 18 £575 +58.62% 19
South East +20 16 £475 -5.00% 1
Surrey +6 15 £475 -5.00% 1
North West -8 3 £450 -
Cheshire -2 2 £450 -
Kent +5 1 - -
Canary Wharf +5 1 £240 -53.17%
Manchester - 1 £425 -
Windsor - 1 - -
Berkshire - 1 - -

Bloomberg
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 June 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.

1 145 (53.31%) Reuters
2 123 (45.22%) Finance
3 87 (31.99%) Windows
4 85 (31.25%) Front Office
5 77 (28.31%) Asset Management
6 68 (25.00%) Banking
7 65 (23.90%) SQL
8 53 (19.49%) Active Directory
8 53 (19.49%) Investment Management
9 52 (19.12%) Fixed Income
10 48 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
11 43 (15.81%) MS Office
12 41 (15.07%) Windows 7
13 40 (14.71%) MS Excel
14 39 (14.34%) Microsoft
14 39 (14.34%) Investment Banking
15 36 (13.24%) VMware
16 34 (12.50%) Derivative
17 33 (12.13%) Project Management
18 30 (11.03%) ION Trading
18 30 (11.03%) Windows Server
19 29 (10.66%) Java
20 28 (10.29%) Linux
21 27 (9.93%) Charles River
21 27 (9.93%) Citrix
21 27 (9.93%) PowerShell
22 26 (9.56%) Blackberry
23 25 (9.19%) Analytical Skills
24 24 (8.82%) HP
24 24 (8.82%) Cisco

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 15 (5.51%) MS Exchange
2 10 (3.68%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 7 (2.57%) Confluence
4 6 (2.21%) SharePoint
4 6 (2.21%) Skype for Business
5 3 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (1.10%) IBM Notes
6 2 (0.74%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (0.37%) Apache
7 1 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.37%) IIS
7 1 (0.37%) JBoss
7 1 (0.37%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.37%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.37%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.37%) WebSphere
Applications
1 43 (15.81%) MS Office
2 40 (14.71%) MS Excel
3 16 (5.88%) MS Visio
4 5 (1.84%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.74%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 17 (6.25%) Eikon
2 13 (4.78%) ION MarketView
3 9 (3.31%) Markit EDM
4 8 (2.94%) RMDS
5 7 (2.57%) thinkFolio
6 4 (1.47%) Bloomberg TOMS
6 4 (1.47%) Finacle
7 2 (0.74%) Kondor
8 1 (0.37%) Front Arena
8 1 (0.37%) LatentZero
8 1 (0.37%) Murex MxG2000
8 1 (0.37%) SimCorp Dimension
8 1 (0.37%) Summit
8 1 (0.37%) Temenos T24
8 1 (0.37%) TradeThru
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.57%) Amazon AWS
1 7 (2.57%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.37%) IaaS
2 1 (0.37%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.37%) Office 365
2 1 (0.37%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (4.41%) WAN
2 10 (3.68%) Internet
3 9 (3.31%) TCP/IP
4 8 (2.94%) DNS
4 8 (2.94%) SAN
4 8 (2.94%) SSL
5 7 (2.57%) DHCP
6 6 (2.21%) LAN
6 6 (2.21%) WebEx
7 5 (1.84%) Firewall
7 5 (1.84%) VPN
8 4 (1.47%) Multicast
8 4 (1.47%) Skype
9 2 (0.74%) Cisco IOS
9 2 (0.74%) NAS
9 2 (0.74%) PuTTY
9 2 (0.74%) VLAN
10 1 (0.37%) iSCSI
10 1 (0.37%) Network Security
10 1 (0.37%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (8.46%) SQL Server
2 12 (4.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 10 (3.68%) Crystal Reports
3 10 (3.68%) Oracle BI EE
4 7 (2.57%) Big Data
5 6 (2.21%) Hadoop
6 4 (1.47%) Relational Database
7 3 (1.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (0.74%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (0.74%) MongoDB
8 2 (0.74%) NoSQL
8 2 (0.74%) Oracle Database
8 2 (0.74%) Oracle Database 10g
8 2 (0.74%) Oracle8/8i Database
8 2 (0.74%) Oracle9i Database
8 2 (0.74%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (0.37%) Data Mart
9 1 (0.37%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 9 (3.31%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 9 (3.31%) JIRA
2 4 (1.47%) Subversion
3 2 (0.74%) Toad
4 1 (0.37%) Bower
4 1 (0.37%) Maven
4 1 (0.37%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.37%) Yeoman
General
1 123 (45.22%) Finance
2 85 (31.25%) Front Office
3 68 (25.00%) Banking
4 39 (14.34%) Investment Banking
5 11 (4.04%) Back Office
6 9 (3.31%) Retail
6 9 (3.31%) Telecoms
7 3 (1.10%) Financial Institution
7 3 (1.10%) Publishing
7 3 (1.10%) Retail Banking
7 3 (1.10%) Spanish Language
8 2 (0.74%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.37%) Advertising
9 1 (0.37%) Corporate Banking
9 1 (0.37%) French Language
9 1 (0.37%) German Language
9 1 (0.37%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 121 (44.49%) Analyst
2 42 (15.44%) Developer
2 42 (15.44%) Support Analyst
3 38 (13.97%) Business Analyst
4 32 (11.76%) Desktop Support
5 23 (8.46%) Data Analyst
6 19 (6.99%) Project Manager
7 17 (6.25%) Asset Management Analyst
7 17 (6.25%) Java Developer
8 16 (5.88%) Data Business Analyst
9 15 (5.51%) Applications Support
9 15 (5.51%) Asset Management Business Analyst
10 14 (5.15%) Desktop Analyst
10 14 (5.15%) SQL Analyst
11 12 (4.41%) Front Office Developer
12 11 (4.04%) Senior Analyst
12 11 (4.04%) Senior Developer
12 11 (4.04%) Service Analyst
13 10 (3.68%) Senior Java Developer
13 10 (3.68%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (7.72%) HTML
1 21 (7.72%) XML
2 18 (6.62%) AngularJS
3 17 (6.25%) Spring
3 17 (6.25%) Spring Integration
4 13 (4.78%) FpML
4 13 (4.78%) HTML5
5 12 (4.41%) .NET
6 7 (2.57%) CSS
6 7 (2.57%) Web Services
7 5 (1.84%) Dropwizard
7 5 (1.84%) FIX Protocol
7 5 (1.84%) React
7 5 (1.84%) RFC 822
7 5 (1.84%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 5 (1.84%) XSLT
8 4 (1.47%) .NET Framework
9 2 (0.74%) Apache Flex
9 2 (0.74%) ASP.NET MVC
9 2 (0.74%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 52 (19.12%) Fixed Income
2 34 (12.50%) Derivative
3 26 (9.56%) Blackberry
4 25 (9.19%) Analytical Skills
5 23 (8.46%) Equities
6 20 (7.35%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 18 (6.62%) Credit Derivative
8 16 (5.88%) Reference Data
8 16 (5.88%) Video Conferencing
9 13 (4.78%) iPhone
10 12 (4.41%) Data Centre
11 10 (3.68%) Hedge funds
12 9 (3.31%) SWIFT
13 7 (2.57%) iPad
14 4 (1.47%) HP Storage
15 3 (1.10%) BYOD
15 3 (1.10%) Equity Derivative
15 3 (1.10%) Mathematics
15 3 (1.10%) OTC Derivatives
16 2 (0.74%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 87 (31.99%) Windows
2 41 (15.07%) Windows 7
3 30 (11.03%) Windows Server
4 28 (10.29%) Linux
5 24 (8.82%) Unix
6 15 (5.51%) Windows XP
7 11 (4.04%) Windows Server 2008
8 9 (3.31%) Windows Server 2012
9 7 (2.57%) Windows Server 2003
10 6 (2.21%) AIX
10 6 (2.21%) Windows 8
11 5 (1.84%) Android
12 4 (1.47%) Windows 10
13 3 (1.10%) Apple iOS
13 3 (1.10%) Solaris
14 1 (0.37%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 1 (0.37%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.37%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (28.31%) Asset Management
2 53 (19.49%) Investment Management
3 48 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
4 33 (12.13%) Project Management
5 23 (8.46%) ITIL
6 18 (6.62%) Problem Management
7 17 (6.25%) Portfolio Management
8 16 (5.88%) Migration
9 13 (4.78%) Data Modelling
9 13 (4.78%) Disaster Recovery
9 13 (4.78%) ETL
9 13 (4.78%) Waterfall
10 12 (4.41%) Change Management
10 12 (4.41%) Risk Management
11 11 (4.04%) Event-Driven Architecture
11 11 (4.04%) Fund Accounting
11 11 (4.04%) TDD
11 11 (4.04%) User Acceptance Testing
12 10 (3.68%) Change Control
12 10 (3.68%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 65 (23.90%) SQL
2 29 (10.66%) Java
3 27 (9.93%) PowerShell
4 23 (8.46%) VBA
5 17 (6.25%) C#
6 14 (5.15%) Python
7 7 (2.57%) C++
8 6 (2.21%) MATLAB
8 6 (2.21%) Perl
8 6 (2.21%) VB
9 5 (1.84%) T-SQL
10 3 (1.10%) VB.NET
11 2 (0.74%) C
11 2 (0.74%) JavaScript
12 1 (0.37%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.37%) PHP
Qualifications
1 11 (4.04%) ISEB
2 9 (3.31%) Microsoft Certification
3 8 (2.94%) ITIL Certification
4 5 (1.84%) Degree
4 5 (1.84%) MCSA
4 5 (1.84%) MCSE
5 4 (1.47%) MCP
6 3 (1.10%) CCNA
6 3 (1.10%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (0.74%) CFA
8 1 (0.37%) A+ Certification
8 1 (0.37%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (0.37%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.94%) Data Quality
2 7 (2.57%) QA
3 6 (2.21%) SLA
4 5 (1.84%) Solvency II
5 4 (1.47%) MiFID
6 1 (0.37%) AIFMD
6 1 (0.37%) Dodd-Frank
6 1 (0.37%) EMIR
6 1 (0.37%) UCITS
System Software
1 53 (19.49%) Active Directory
2 19 (6.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (2.94%) Microsoft App-V
4 6 (2.21%) Oracle RAC
5 4 (1.47%) Xen
6 3 (1.10%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (0.37%) NFS
7 1 (0.37%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.37%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 19 (6.99%) SCCM
2 2 (0.74%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 2 (0.74%) Thomson Reuters DACS
3 1 (0.37%) Backup Exec
3 1 (0.37%) WSUS
Vendors
1 145 (53.31%) Reuters
2 39 (14.34%) Microsoft
3 36 (13.24%) VMware
4 30 (11.03%) ION Trading
5 27 (9.93%) Charles River
5 27 (9.93%) Citrix
6 24 (8.82%) Cisco
6 24 (8.82%) HP
7 22 (8.09%) FactSet
8 20 (7.35%) Murex
9 19 (6.99%) Calypso
10 14 (5.15%) Oracle
11 12 (4.41%) Dell
12 8 (2.94%) Fidessa
12 8 (2.94%) Intel Security
12 8 (2.94%) Tradeweb
13 6 (2.21%) Hortonworks
13 6 (2.21%) IBM
13 6 (2.21%) Sybase
13 6 (2.21%) Symantec
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