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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Bloomberg
Rank 526 461 335
Rank change year-on-year
-65 -126
Contract jobs citing Bloomberg 87 131 241
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.25% 0.49%
As % of the Vendors category 0.35% 0.55% 1.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 68 173
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£500 £438 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £197 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £314 £313 £600
% change year-on-year
+0.40% -47.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 3
Average hourly rate £17.98 £19.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.36% +11.76%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £15.50

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
24953 23879 23168
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 44.69% 45.12% 47.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 14638 13358 12319
Average daily rate £388 £380 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.97% -1.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1098 1030 1236
Average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £19.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -11.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.18 £10.95 £11.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.30 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.14 £17.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+6.70% -12.82%

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 3 July 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 21 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 3 July 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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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 -68 82 £500 +14.28% 47
London -51 77 £500 +11.11% 43
City of London -9 33 £375 +3.44% 24
Northern Ireland - 3 £121 -
County Antrim - 3 £121 -
Belfast - 3 £121 -
Scotland -4 2 - -
Canary Wharf - 2 £475 -
West Midlands - 2 £500 -
South West -8 1 £121 -35.46% 2
Stirling -9 1 - -
South East -15 1 £500 +110.52% 2
North West - 1 - -
Cheshire - 1 - -
Dorset - 1 £121 - 2
Kent - 1 £500 -
Surrey - 1 £500 - 2
Birmingham - 1 £500 -
Bournemouth - 1 £121 - 2
Chester - 1 - -
Edinburgh - 1 - -

Bloomberg
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 July 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.

1 132 (54.55%) Finance
2 108 (44.63%) Reuters
3 85 (35.12%) Windows
4 83 (34.30%) Banking
5 53 (21.90%) TCP/IP
6 52 (21.49%) Microsoft
7 51 (21.07%) Front Office
8 45 (18.60%) Investment Banking
9 43 (17.77%) Active Directory
10 42 (17.36%) MS Excel
11 40 (16.53%) MS Office
11 40 (16.53%) Fixed Income
12 39 (16.12%) ITIL
12 39 (16.12%) DNS
12 39 (16.12%) Cisco
12 39 (16.12%) Windows 7
13 38 (15.70%) Java
14 37 (15.29%) Tradeweb
15 36 (14.88%) SQL
15 36 (14.88%) Blackberry
16 34 (14.05%) SQL Server
16 34 (14.05%) UNIX
17 33 (13.64%) Asset Management
18 32 (13.22%) Service Management
19 30 (12.40%) Firewall
19 30 (12.40%) RMDS
19 30 (12.40%) DHCP
20 28 (11.57%) .NET
21 27 (11.16%) C#
22 26 (10.74%) TIBCO

Bloomberg
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 16 (6.61%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 11 (4.55%) MTS
3 9 (3.72%) MS Exchange
4 8 (3.31%) Lync
5 6 (2.48%) SharePoint
6 5 (2.07%) IBM Notes
7 4 (1.65%) MindAlign
8 3 (1.24%) Oracle Coherence
9 2 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2010
10 1 (0.41%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.41%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 42 (17.36%) MS Excel
2 40 (16.53%) MS Office
3 6 (2.48%) Spreadsheet
4 4 (1.65%) Mingle
4 4 (1.65%) MS Visio
4 4 (1.65%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.83%) MS Project
5 2 (0.83%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 30 (12.40%) RMDS
2 17 (7.02%) thinkFolio
3 16 (6.61%) Eikon
4 12 (4.96%) Markit EDM
5 8 (3.31%) Summit
6 7 (2.89%) ION MarketView
7 6 (2.48%) LatentZero
8 5 (2.07%) Agresso
9 4 (1.65%) Bloomberg TOMS
10 2 (0.83%) Tesseract
10 2 (0.83%) Minerva
10 2 (0.83%) Sentinel
10 2 (0.83%) Temenos Globus
10 2 (0.83%) Temenos T24
11 1 (0.41%) Oracle General Ledger
11 1 (0.41%) SimCorp Dimension
11 1 (0.41%) GoldMine
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.41%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (0.41%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 53 (21.90%) TCP/IP
2 39 (16.12%) DNS
3 30 (12.40%) DHCP
3 30 (12.40%) Firewall
4 24 (9.92%) Multicast
5 22 (9.09%) Wireshark
5 22 (9.09%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 22 (9.09%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 14 (5.79%) Network Security
7 9 (3.72%) VoIP
8 8 (3.31%) LDAP
8 8 (3.31%) LAN
8 8 (3.31%) Unified Communications
9 7 (2.89%) WAN
10 6 (2.48%) VPN
11 5 (2.07%) Cisco IPT
12 4 (1.65%) Softphone
12 4 (1.65%) Cisco IOS
12 4 (1.65%) SSL
13 3 (1.24%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (14.05%) SQL Server
2 9 (3.72%) Relational Database
3 4 (1.65%) MS Access
3 4 (1.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (0.83%) Data Mart
4 2 (0.83%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.41%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.41%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.41%) HBase
5 1 (0.41%) Big Data
5 1 (0.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.41%) Oracle BI EE
5 1 (0.41%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.41%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 7 (2.89%) JIRA
2 5 (2.07%) Selenium
3 3 (1.24%) JUnit
3 3 (1.24%) WebDriver
3 3 (1.24%) SpecFlow
4 2 (0.83%) Visual Studio
4 2 (0.83%) Subversion
4 2 (0.83%) Maven
5 1 (0.41%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.41%) HP UFT
5 1 (0.41%) LoadRunner
5 1 (0.41%) Introscope
5 1 (0.41%) NUnit
5 1 (0.41%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.41%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (0.41%) FxCop
5 1 (0.41%) StyleCop
General
1 132 (54.55%) Finance
2 83 (34.30%) Banking
3 51 (21.07%) Front Office
4 45 (18.60%) Investment Banking
5 13 (5.37%) Financial Institution
6 10 (4.13%) Back Office
7 5 (2.07%) Publishing
7 5 (2.07%) Retail
8 3 (1.24%) Retail Banking
9 2 (0.83%) Corporate Banking
9 2 (0.83%) Advertising
9 2 (0.83%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.41%) Legal
10 1 (0.41%) Games
10 1 (0.41%) Private Banking
10 1 (0.41%) German Language
Job Titles
1 72 (29.75%) Analyst
2 42 (17.36%) Developer
3 28 (11.57%) Business Analyst
4 26 (10.74%) Desktop Support
5 22 (9.09%) Support Analyst
6 20 (8.26%) Support Engineer
6 20 (8.26%) Consultant
7 19 (7.85%) Network Consultant
7 19 (7.85%) Desktop Engineer
8 17 (7.02%) Applications Support
9 13 (5.37%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 11 (4.55%) Data Analyst
10 11 (4.55%) Firewall Consultant
11 10 (4.13%) Java Developer
12 9 (3.72%) Market Data Engineer
13 8 (3.31%) Network Security Consultant
13 8 (3.31%) C# Developer
13 8 (3.31%) Security Consultant
13 8 (3.31%) 2nd Line Support
14 7 (2.89%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (11.57%) .NET
2 23 (9.50%) Rendezvous
3 14 (5.79%) FIX Protocol
4 12 (4.96%) WPF
5 9 (3.72%) .NET Framework
6 8 (3.31%) ASP.NET
6 8 (3.31%) ASP.NET MVC
7 6 (2.48%) CSS
7 6 (2.48%) Middleware
8 5 (2.07%) WinForms
8 5 (2.07%) Spring
8 5 (2.07%) HTML
9 4 (1.65%) Reactive Extensions
10 3 (1.24%) jQuery
10 3 (1.24%) TIBCO EMS
10 3 (1.24%) XML
11 2 (0.83%) COM
11 2 (0.83%) WCF
11 2 (0.83%) Task Parallel Library
11 2 (0.83%) Unity DI Container
Miscellaneous
1 40 (16.53%) Fixed Income
2 36 (14.88%) Blackberry
3 23 (9.50%) Management Information System
4 22 (9.09%) iPad
5 21 (8.68%) Derivative
6 20 (8.26%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 18 (7.44%) Equities
8 17 (7.02%) Analytical Skills
9 16 (6.61%) iPhone
10 14 (5.79%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 10 (4.13%) Reference Data
12 8 (3.31%) Clustering
13 5 (2.07%) Data Centre
13 5 (2.07%) Hedge funds
14 4 (1.65%) SWIFT
14 4 (1.65%) Visualisation
14 4 (1.65%) Credit Derivative
14 4 (1.65%) Statistics
15 3 (1.24%) Market Risk
15 3 (1.24%) Equity Derivative
Operating Systems
1 85 (35.12%) Windows
2 39 (16.12%) Windows 7
3 34 (14.05%) UNIX
4 20 (8.26%) Windows XP
4 20 (8.26%) Windows Server 2008
5 17 (7.02%) Linux
6 13 (5.37%) Solaris
7 11 (4.55%) Windows 8
8 8 (3.31%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (2.07%) Windows Vista
10 3 (1.24%) Android
10 3 (1.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (0.83%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (0.41%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.41%) SUSE
12 1 (0.41%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (16.12%) ITIL
2 33 (13.64%) Asset Management
3 32 (13.22%) Service Management
4 23 (9.50%) Change Management
5 22 (9.09%) Project Management
6 20 (8.26%) Investment Management
6 20 (8.26%) Network Architecture
7 19 (7.85%) Load Balancing
8 17 (7.02%) Low Latency
9 15 (6.20%) User Acceptance Testing
9 15 (6.20%) Multithreading
10 14 (5.79%) Electronic Trading
11 13 (5.37%) OO
11 13 (5.37%) Business Analysis
11 13 (5.37%) Agile Software Development
12 12 (4.96%) Mentoring
12 12 (4.96%) Portfolio Management
13 11 (4.55%) OOD
14 10 (4.13%) Stakeholder Management
14 10 (4.13%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 38 (15.70%) Java
2 36 (14.88%) SQL
3 27 (11.16%) C#
4 19 (7.85%) VBA
5 18 (7.44%) PowerShell
6 15 (6.20%) Perl
7 12 (4.96%) Shell Script
7 12 (4.96%) C++
8 8 (3.31%) Python
9 7 (2.89%) JavaScript
10 3 (1.24%) T-SQL
11 2 (0.83%) Scala
12 1 (0.41%) C-shell
12 1 (0.41%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.41%) R
12 1 (0.41%) AWK
12 1 (0.41%) Lingo
12 1 (0.41%) Korn
12 1 (0.41%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 19 (7.85%) CISSP
2 9 (3.72%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (3.72%) Degree
3 7 (2.89%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (1.65%) ISEB
4 4 (1.65%) CCNP
4 4 (1.65%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (1.24%) Security Cleared
5 3 (1.24%) MCSE
6 2 (0.83%) MCSA
6 2 (0.83%) MCP
6 2 (0.83%) IIBA
6 2 (0.83%) CBAP
6 2 (0.83%) PMP
6 2 (0.83%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.41%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.31%) SLA
2 3 (1.24%) Solvency II
3 2 (0.83%) MiFID
4 1 (0.41%) QA
4 1 (0.41%) Data Quality
System Software
1 43 (17.77%) Active Directory
2 9 (3.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (2.07%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (0.83%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.41%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.41%) vSphere
5 1 (0.41%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.41%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 6 (2.48%) AirWatch
2 5 (2.07%) SCCM
2 5 (2.07%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (2.07%) ITRS Geneos
3 1 (0.41%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.41%) Control-M
3 1 (0.41%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 108 (44.63%) Reuters
2 52 (21.49%) Microsoft
3 39 (16.12%) Cisco
4 37 (15.29%) Tradeweb
5 26 (10.74%) TIBCO
6 23 (9.50%) Juniper
7 22 (9.09%) CheckPoint
7 22 (9.09%) NetScout
7 22 (9.09%) F5
8 21 (8.68%) Radianz
9 20 (8.26%) Lancope
9 20 (8.26%) LogLogic
9 20 (8.26%) TippingPoint
9 20 (8.26%) SolarWinds
9 20 (8.26%) Tufin
9 20 (8.26%) Blue Coat
10 15 (6.20%) ION Trading
10 15 (6.20%) Citrix
11 14 (5.79%) VMware
12 13 (5.37%) HP
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