The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors currently tracked.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Bloomberg
Rank 453 371 421
Rank change year-on-year
-82 +50
Contract jobs citing Bloomberg 138 212 161
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.25% 0.41% 0.28%
As % of the Vendors category 0.55% 0.88% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 149 95
Average daily rate
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£340 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £176 £190 £172
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £270 £180 £125
% change year-on-year
+50.00% +44.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 3
Average hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.55% +50.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.00 - -
Vendors Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
25070 24077 26885
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.89% 47.08% 46.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 13892 13098 13619
Average daily rate £380 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.93% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1074 1184 1390
Average hourly rate £18.00 £19.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £41.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -2.56%

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 1 August 2014.

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 17 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 1 August 2014. 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 -78 129 £340 -15.00% 45
London -53 127 £340 -15.00% 40
City of London -1 35 £300 -26.15% 23
Scotland -15 8 £400 - 1
Stirling +1 5 - -
South East -9 1 £250 +38.88% 4
Edinburgh -19 1 £425 - 1
Oxfordshire - 1 £250 -
Liverpool - - - -
Canary Wharf - - - -
East of England - - - - 1
Mayfair - - - -
Essex - - - -
Kent - - - -
Docklands, London - - - -
Merseyside - - - -
North West - - - -

Bloomberg
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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.

1 176 (59.06%) Reuters
2 150 (50.34%) Finance
3 127 (42.62%) Windows
4 118 (39.60%) Banking
5 101 (33.89%) Front Office
6 70 (23.49%) Investment Banking
7 66 (22.15%) Fixed Income
8 59 (19.80%) Microsoft
9 58 (19.46%) UNIX
10 56 (18.79%) Java
10 56 (18.79%) SQL
10 56 (18.79%) Blackberry
11 55 (18.46%) MS Office
12 52 (17.45%) Active Directory
12 52 (17.45%) ION Trading
13 50 (16.78%) Windows 7
14 49 (16.44%) MS Excel
15 45 (15.10%) Fidessa
15 45 (15.10%) Citrix
16 42 (14.09%) Oracle
17 40 (13.42%) SQL Server
17 40 (13.42%) Linux
18 36 (12.08%) Financial Institution
19 31 (10.40%) .NET
19 31 (10.40%) Asset Management
20 29 (9.73%) Hedge funds
20 29 (9.73%) VMware
21 28 (9.40%) Equities
21 28 (9.40%) C#
21 28 (9.40%) Degree

Bloomberg
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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 21 (7.05%) Lync
2 20 (6.71%) IBM Notes
3 18 (6.04%) MS Exchange
4 17 (5.70%) SharePoint
5 14 (4.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 8 (2.68%) Exchange Server 2010
7 4 (1.34%) WebSphere
8 3 (1.01%) Confluence
8 3 (1.01%) WebLogic
9 2 (0.67%) MTS
9 2 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2003
9 2 (0.67%) TIBCO EMS
9 2 (0.67%) Oracle Coherence
9 2 (0.67%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.34%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2000
10 1 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2007
10 1 (0.34%) Mule
10 1 (0.34%) CMS
Applications
1 55 (18.46%) MS Office
2 49 (16.44%) MS Excel
3 7 (2.35%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (1.34%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (1.01%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.34%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 25 (8.39%) ION MarketView
2 22 (7.38%) Markit EDM
3 19 (6.38%) RMDS
4 12 (4.03%) Eikon
5 8 (2.68%) LatentZero
6 5 (1.68%) Oracle iProcurement
7 4 (1.34%) PolarLake
7 4 (1.34%) Bloomberg TOMS
8 3 (1.01%) Sentinel
8 3 (1.01%) Eagle PACE
8 3 (1.01%) Murex MxG2000
9 2 (0.67%) Tesseract
9 2 (0.67%) Minerva
9 2 (0.67%) Adaptiv
9 2 (0.67%) Khalix
9 2 (0.67%) SunGard Stream Clearvision
10 1 (0.34%) FINCAD Analytics
10 1 (0.34%) 3000 Xtra
10 1 (0.34%) SimCorp Dimension
10 1 (0.34%) MultiFonds
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.01%) Office 365
2 1 (0.34%) SaaS
2 1 (0.34%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 21 (7.05%) VPN
2 19 (6.38%) DNS
3 18 (6.04%) DHCP
4 10 (3.36%) TCP/IP
5 9 (3.02%) WAN
5 9 (3.02%) LAN
6 8 (2.68%) FTP
6 8 (2.68%) Firewall
7 6 (2.01%) Internet
7 6 (2.01%) HTTP
7 6 (2.01%) Unified Communications
8 5 (1.68%) LDAP
8 5 (1.68%) SSL
8 5 (1.68%) 3G
8 5 (1.68%) PSTN
9 4 (1.34%) IP Telephony
9 4 (1.34%) Wireless
10 3 (1.01%) Broadband
11 2 (0.67%) SMS
11 2 (0.67%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (13.42%) SQL Server
2 13 (4.36%) Relational Database
3 6 (2.01%) NoSQL
4 5 (1.68%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (1.34%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (1.01%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (1.01%) Oracle Database
6 3 (1.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (1.01%) Oracle Database 11g
6 3 (1.01%) Firebird
6 3 (1.01%) MySQL
7 2 (0.67%) Crystal Reports
7 2 (0.67%) Oracle Database 10g
7 2 (0.67%) KDB
7 2 (0.67%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.34%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.34%) Sybase ASE
8 1 (0.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.34%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (0.34%) SQL Server 7
Development Applications
1 13 (4.36%) JUnit
2 8 (2.68%) JIRA
3 6 (2.01%) Subversion
4 5 (1.68%) Maven
4 5 (1.68%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 5 (1.68%) QuickTest Pro
5 3 (1.01%) Jenkins
5 3 (1.01%) jMock
6 2 (0.67%) Eclipse
6 2 (0.67%) IntelliJ
6 2 (0.67%) Mockito
7 1 (0.34%) MSTest
7 1 (0.34%) Moq
7 1 (0.34%) MSI
7 1 (0.34%) Visual Studio
General
1 150 (50.34%) Finance
2 118 (39.60%) Banking
3 101 (33.89%) Front Office
4 70 (23.49%) Investment Banking
5 36 (12.08%) Financial Institution
6 19 (6.38%) Back Office
7 12 (4.03%) Telecoms
8 11 (3.69%) Legal
9 8 (2.68%) Advertising
10 3 (1.01%) German Language
11 2 (0.67%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.67%) International Banking
12 1 (0.34%) Marketing
12 1 (0.34%) Private Banking
12 1 (0.34%) French Language
12 1 (0.34%) Retail
Job Titles
1 87 (29.19%) Analyst
2 57 (19.13%) Developer
3 37 (12.42%) Desktop Support
4 33 (11.07%) Support Analyst
5 32 (10.74%) Support Engineer
6 27 (9.06%) Business Analyst
7 24 (8.05%) Data Analyst
8 22 (7.38%) 2nd Line Support
9 19 (6.38%) Java Developer
10 17 (5.70%) Applications Support
11 14 (4.70%) Desktop Engineer
11 14 (4.70%) Market Data Analyst
11 14 (4.70%) Market Analyst
12 10 (3.36%) Desktop Analyst
12 10 (3.36%) Administrator
12 10 (3.36%) Market Data Support Analyst
13 9 (3.02%) 1st Line Support
13 9 (3.02%) Desktop Support Analyst
13 9 (3.02%) Desktop Support Engineer
14 8 (2.68%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (10.40%) .NET
2 20 (6.71%) Middleware
3 18 (6.04%) Spring
4 15 (5.03%) XML
5 13 (4.36%) JMS
6 12 (4.03%) Rendezvous
6 12 (4.03%) Java EE
7 10 (3.36%) Hibernate
8 9 (3.02%) WPF
9 7 (2.35%) JTA
9 7 (2.35%) JTS
9 7 (2.35%) Web Services
10 5 (1.68%) WCF
10 5 (1.68%) WinForms
10 5 (1.68%) FpML
10 5 (1.68%) XSLT
11 4 (1.34%) REST
12 3 (1.01%) Spring Integration
12 3 (1.01%) Java SE
12 3 (1.01%) JNI
Miscellaneous
1 66 (22.15%) Fixed Income
2 56 (18.79%) Blackberry
3 29 (9.73%) Hedge funds
4 28 (9.40%) Equities
5 20 (6.71%) Reference Data
6 16 (5.37%) Derivative
7 13 (4.36%) Computer Science
7 13 (4.36%) Credit Derivative
7 13 (4.36%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 8 (2.68%) Clustering
8 8 (2.68%) Market Risk
8 8 (2.68%) Data Integration
9 6 (2.01%) Credit Risk
10 4 (1.34%) Client/Server
10 4 (1.34%) Smartcard
10 4 (1.34%) Thin Client
10 4 (1.34%) Video Conferencing
10 4 (1.34%) Fat Client
10 4 (1.34%) iPhone
10 4 (1.34%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 127 (42.62%) Windows
2 58 (19.46%) UNIX
3 50 (16.78%) Windows 7
4 40 (13.42%) Linux
5 26 (8.72%) Windows XP
6 11 (3.69%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (2.68%) Solaris
8 6 (2.01%) Mac OS X
9 4 (1.34%) Windows Vista
9 4 (1.34%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (1.01%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (0.67%) Windows 2000
11 2 (0.67%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.34%) Android
12 1 (0.34%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (10.40%) Asset Management
2 26 (8.72%) Data Management
3 23 (7.72%) Electronic Trading
4 19 (6.38%) OO
4 19 (6.38%) ITIL
5 18 (6.04%) Investment Management
6 17 (5.70%) User Acceptance Testing
7 16 (5.37%) Project Management
7 16 (5.37%) UML
8 15 (5.03%) Service Delivery
9 14 (4.70%) Agile Software Development
9 14 (4.70%) Incident Management
9 14 (4.70%) Multithreading
10 13 (4.36%) Integration Testing
11 12 (4.03%) Business Analysis
12 11 (3.69%) Data Analysis
12 11 (3.69%) Risk Management
12 11 (3.69%) TDD
13 10 (3.36%) OOD
13 10 (3.36%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 56 (18.79%) Java
1 56 (18.79%) SQL
2 28 (9.40%) C#
3 17 (5.70%) C++
4 12 (4.03%) PowerShell
5 11 (3.69%) VBA
6 10 (3.36%) VB
6 10 (3.36%) Perl
7 6 (2.01%) VBScript
7 6 (2.01%) Shell Script
8 5 (1.68%) Scala
9 4 (1.34%) T-SQL
9 4 (1.34%) JavaScript
10 3 (1.01%) C++/CLI
10 3 (1.01%) VC++
10 3 (1.01%) Python
11 2 (0.67%) PL/SQL
11 2 (0.67%) C
Qualifications
1 28 (9.40%) Degree
2 16 (5.37%) Microsoft Certification
3 12 (4.03%) MCP
4 7 (2.35%) MCITP
5 6 (2.01%) MCDST
6 5 (1.68%) MCSE
7 4 (1.34%) A+ Certification
8 3 (1.01%) MOS
8 3 (1.01%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.35%) SLA
2 3 (1.01%) QA
3 1 (0.34%) EMIR
System Software
1 52 (17.45%) Active Directory
2 23 (7.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (2.68%) XenApp
4 4 (1.34%) Terminal Server
5 1 (0.34%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.34%) vSphere
5 1 (0.34%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.34%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (0.34%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.34%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 23 (7.72%) SCCM
2 11 (3.69%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 5 (1.68%) HP Quality Center
3 5 (1.68%) DameWare
4 3 (1.01%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 2 (0.67%) Control-M
6 1 (0.34%) BMC Marimba
6 1 (0.34%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.34%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 176 (59.06%) Reuters
2 59 (19.80%) Microsoft
3 52 (17.45%) ION Trading
4 45 (15.10%) Fidessa
4 45 (15.10%) Citrix
5 42 (14.09%) Oracle
6 29 (9.73%) VMware
7 26 (8.72%) MarketAxess
8 22 (7.38%) Sybase
9 21 (7.05%) Murex
10 20 (6.71%) Lotus
11 14 (4.70%) Symantec
11 14 (4.70%) Tradeweb
12 13 (4.36%) TIBCO
13 12 (4.03%) Cisco
13 12 (4.03%) eSpeed
13 12 (4.03%) Altiris
14 11 (3.69%) RIMES
14 11 (3.69%) CQG
14 11 (3.69%) AppSense
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