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 May 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 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Bloomberg
Rank 498 535 466
Rank change year-on-year
+37 -69
Contract jobs citing Bloomberg 144 103 160
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.27% 0.19% 0.30%
As % of the Vendors category 0.60% 0.42% 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 124 62 87
Median daily rate £500 £375 £473
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -20.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £175 £187
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £650 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £289 £375
% change year-on-year
+73.16% -23.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 7
Median hourly rate £21.34 £17.98 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.68% +2.74%
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
23972 24303 23493
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 44.63% 44.84% 44.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 14771 14032 13325
Median daily rate £405 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.25% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £383 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.37% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 800 1130 1053
Median hourly rate £20.00 £18.46 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.34% +2.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £40.00 £37.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.10 £18.00 £17.81
% change year-on-year
+11.68% +1.09%

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 May 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 May 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 +32 143 £500 +33.33% 36
London +31 117 £550 +46.66% 36
City of London +35 26 £550 +83.33% 19
South East +4 23 £500 -
Surrey -2 18 £500 -
Oxfordshire +17 5 £600 +33.33%
Oxford +6 3 £600 +33.33%
North West - 3 £450 -
Cheshire - 2 £450 -
Canary Wharf +5 1 £240 -53.17%
Kent -13 1 - -
Manchester - 1 £425 -

Bloomberg
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 May 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.

1 150 (54.35%) Reuters
2 135 (48.91%) Finance
3 94 (34.06%) Windows
4 88 (31.88%) Front Office
5 74 (26.81%) Asset Management
6 68 (24.64%) Banking
6 68 (24.64%) SQL
7 57 (20.65%) Active Directory
8 54 (19.57%) MS Office
8 54 (19.57%) Fixed Income
9 52 (18.84%) Investment Management
10 50 (18.12%) Windows 7
11 46 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
11 46 (16.67%) Microsoft
12 45 (16.30%) MS Excel
13 40 (14.49%) VMware
13 40 (14.49%) Investment Banking
14 35 (12.68%) Blackberry
14 35 (12.68%) Derivative
15 34 (12.32%) Windows Server
16 29 (10.51%) ION Trading
17 27 (9.78%) Citrix
17 27 (9.78%) Java
17 27 (9.78%) PowerShell
18 26 (9.42%) HP
18 26 (9.42%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
18 26 (9.42%) Project Management
19 25 (9.06%) ITIL
19 25 (9.06%) SCCM
20 24 (8.70%) VMware Infrastructure

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 16 (5.80%) MS Exchange
2 13 (4.71%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 7 (2.54%) Confluence
3 7 (2.54%) SharePoint
3 7 (2.54%) Skype for Business
4 6 (2.17%) IBM Notes
5 4 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (0.72%) IIS
7 1 (0.36%) Apache
7 1 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.36%) JBoss
7 1 (0.36%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (0.36%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.36%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.36%) WebSphere
Applications
1 54 (19.57%) MS Office
2 45 (16.30%) MS Excel
3 19 (6.88%) MS Visio
4 5 (1.81%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (1.09%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 19 (6.88%) Eikon
2 12 (4.35%) ION MarketView
3 10 (3.62%) Markit EDM
4 8 (2.90%) RMDS
5 6 (2.17%) thinkFolio
6 4 (1.45%) Bloomberg TOMS
6 4 (1.45%) Finacle
7 3 (1.09%) Front Arena
7 3 (1.09%) Kondor
8 2 (0.72%) TradeThru
9 1 (0.36%) LatentZero
9 1 (0.36%) Murex MxG2000
9 1 (0.36%) SimCorp Dimension
9 1 (0.36%) Summit
9 1 (0.36%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.45%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (1.45%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.36%) IaaS
2 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.36%) Office 365
2 1 (0.36%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (4.71%) Internet
2 12 (4.35%) WAN
3 11 (3.99%) TCP/IP
4 10 (3.62%) SAN
5 9 (3.26%) DNS
6 8 (2.90%) SSL
6 8 (2.90%) WebEx
7 7 (2.54%) DHCP
7 7 (2.54%) LAN
8 6 (2.17%) Firewall
9 5 (1.81%) Skype
10 4 (1.45%) Multicast
10 4 (1.45%) VPN
11 2 (0.72%) Cisco IOS
11 2 (0.72%) ISDN
11 2 (0.72%) NAS
11 2 (0.72%) VLAN
12 1 (0.36%) Fibre Channel
12 1 (0.36%) Network Security
12 1 (0.36%) PABX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (7.25%) SQL Server
2 12 (4.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 10 (3.62%) Crystal Reports
3 10 (3.62%) Oracle BI EE
4 4 (1.45%) Big Data
5 3 (1.09%) Hadoop
5 3 (1.09%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (1.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (0.72%) MongoDB
6 2 (0.72%) NoSQL
6 2 (0.72%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.36%) Data Mart
7 1 (0.36%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.36%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.36%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.36%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 9 (3.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 9 (3.26%) JIRA
2 2 (0.72%) Subversion
3 1 (0.36%) Bower
3 1 (0.36%) Maven
3 1 (0.36%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.36%) Yeoman
General
1 135 (48.91%) Finance
2 88 (31.88%) Front Office
3 68 (24.64%) Banking
4 40 (14.49%) Investment Banking
5 11 (3.99%) Back Office
6 10 (3.62%) Retail
7 9 (3.26%) Telecoms
8 5 (1.81%) Retail Banking
9 3 (1.09%) Financial Institution
9 3 (1.09%) Spanish Language
10 2 (0.72%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.36%) Corporate Banking
11 1 (0.36%) Legal
11 1 (0.36%) Marketing
11 1 (0.36%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 126 (45.65%) Analyst
2 46 (16.67%) Support Analyst
3 39 (14.13%) Developer
4 35 (12.68%) Business Analyst
4 35 (12.68%) Desktop Support
5 24 (8.70%) Data Analyst
6 18 (6.52%) Data Business Analyst
7 17 (6.16%) Applications Support
7 17 (6.16%) Java Developer
7 17 (6.16%) Project Manager
7 17 (6.16%) Support Engineer
8 16 (5.80%) SQL Analyst
9 15 (5.43%) Asset Management Analyst
10 14 (5.07%) Desktop Analyst
11 13 (4.71%) Asset Management Business Analyst
11 13 (4.71%) Front Office Developer
11 13 (4.71%) Senior Analyst
12 12 (4.35%) IT Support
12 12 (4.35%) SQL Data Analyst
13 11 (3.99%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (7.61%) HTML
2 19 (6.88%) XML
3 18 (6.52%) AngularJS
4 17 (6.16%) Spring
4 17 (6.16%) Spring Integration
5 15 (5.43%) FpML
6 13 (4.71%) .NET
6 13 (4.71%) HTML5
7 7 (2.54%) CSS
7 7 (2.54%) FIX Protocol
7 7 (2.54%) Web Services
8 5 (1.81%) Dropwizard
8 5 (1.81%) React
8 5 (1.81%) RFC 822
8 5 (1.81%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 4 (1.45%) .NET Framework
10 3 (1.09%) RabbitMQ
10 3 (1.09%) XSLT
11 2 (0.72%) ASP.NET
11 2 (0.72%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 54 (19.57%) Fixed Income
2 35 (12.68%) Blackberry
2 35 (12.68%) Derivative
3 26 (9.42%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 23 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
5 22 (7.97%) Equities
6 19 (6.88%) Video Conferencing
7 18 (6.52%) Credit Derivative
8 17 (6.16%) iPhone
9 15 (5.43%) Reference Data
10 13 (4.71%) Hedge funds
11 11 (3.99%) SWIFT
12 10 (3.62%) iPad
13 8 (2.90%) Data Centre
14 5 (1.81%) HP Storage
15 4 (1.45%) Equity Derivative
16 3 (1.09%) BYOD
16 3 (1.09%) Computer Science
16 3 (1.09%) Market Risk
16 3 (1.09%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 94 (34.06%) Windows
2 50 (18.12%) Windows 7
3 34 (12.32%) Windows Server
4 23 (8.33%) Windows XP
5 22 (7.97%) Unix
6 20 (7.25%) Linux
7 13 (4.71%) Windows Server 2008
8 12 (4.35%) Windows Server 2003
9 10 (3.62%) Windows Server 2012
10 8 (2.90%) Windows 8
11 5 (1.81%) Android
11 5 (1.81%) Apple iOS
12 4 (1.45%) Windows 10
13 3 (1.09%) AIX
14 1 (0.36%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 1 (0.36%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.36%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (26.81%) Asset Management
2 52 (18.84%) Investment Management
3 46 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
4 26 (9.42%) Project Management
5 25 (9.06%) ITIL
6 19 (6.88%) Problem Management
7 18 (6.52%) Migration
8 16 (5.80%) Portfolio Management
9 15 (5.43%) Risk Management
10 14 (5.07%) Disaster Recovery
11 13 (4.71%) Validation
11 13 (4.71%) Waterfall
12 12 (4.35%) Change Management
12 12 (4.35%) User Acceptance Testing
13 11 (3.99%) Data Modelling
13 11 (3.99%) ETL
13 11 (3.99%) Event-Driven Architecture
13 11 (3.99%) Fund Accounting
13 11 (3.99%) Incident Management
13 11 (3.99%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 68 (24.64%) SQL
2 27 (9.78%) Java
2 27 (9.78%) PowerShell
3 23 (8.33%) VBA
4 20 (7.25%) C#
5 15 (5.43%) Python
6 6 (2.17%) C++
6 6 (2.17%) MATLAB
6 6 (2.17%) Perl
7 5 (1.81%) T-SQL
7 5 (1.81%) VB
8 3 (1.09%) VB.NET
9 2 (0.72%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.36%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.36%) PHP
Qualifications
1 12 (4.35%) ISEB
2 9 (3.26%) Microsoft Certification
3 8 (2.90%) ITIL Certification
4 5 (1.81%) Degree
4 5 (1.81%) MCSA
5 4 (1.45%) MCP
5 4 (1.45%) MCSE
6 3 (1.09%) CCNA
6 3 (1.09%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (0.72%) CFA
8 1 (0.36%) A+ Certification
8 1 (0.36%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (0.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (3.99%) Data Quality
2 8 (2.90%) SLA
3 7 (2.54%) Solvency II
4 6 (2.17%) QA
5 5 (1.81%) MiFID
6 2 (0.72%) AIFMD
6 2 (0.72%) EMIR
7 1 (0.36%) Dodd-Frank
7 1 (0.36%) UCITS
System Software
1 57 (20.65%) Active Directory
2 24 (8.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (3.26%) Microsoft App-V
4 5 (1.81%) Xen
5 4 (1.45%) VMware Workstation
6 3 (1.09%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.36%) NFS
7 1 (0.36%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.36%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 25 (9.06%) SCCM
2 1 (0.36%) Backup Exec
2 1 (0.36%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (0.36%) RSA Archer
2 1 (0.36%) Thomson Reuters DACS
2 1 (0.36%) WSUS
Vendors
1 150 (54.35%) Reuters
2 46 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 40 (14.49%) VMware
4 29 (10.51%) ION Trading
5 27 (9.78%) Citrix
6 26 (9.42%) HP
7 24 (8.70%) Cisco
7 24 (8.70%) FactSet
8 22 (7.97%) Charles River
9 20 (7.25%) Murex
10 19 (6.88%) Calypso
11 11 (3.99%) Dell
11 11 (3.99%) Fidessa
12 10 (3.62%) Oracle
13 9 (3.26%) Intel Security
14 8 (2.90%) Tradeweb
15 7 (2.54%) Sybase
16 6 (2.17%) Lotus
16 6 (2.17%) Polycom
17 5 (1.81%) Sencha
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