The table below looks at the statistics for Eikon skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Eikon over the 3 months to 28 November 2014 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.

Location
3 months to
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Thomson Reuters Eikon
Rank 585 557 569
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +12
Contract jobs citing Eikon 15 24 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.026% 0.046% 0.004%
As % of the Business Applications category 0.31% 0.51% 0.040%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 11 1
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£378 £500 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.50% +61.29%
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Business Applications category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Business Applications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Business Applications category
4900 4692 5019
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 8.49% 9.06% 9.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 2904 2542 2456
Average daily rate £438 £440 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.56% +0.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £265 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 67 106
Average hourly rate £22.00 £33.50 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.32% -6.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.80 £15.51 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £69.30 £57.10 £56.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.75 £35.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-35.00% -2.77%

Eikon
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Eikon within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Business Applications category.

Eikon Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Eikon
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Eikon within the UK.

Eikon Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Eikon
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Eikon within the UK over the 3 months to 28 November 2014.

Eikon Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Eikon
Top 3 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Eikon within the UK over the 3 months to 28 November 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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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 -61 15 £378 -24.50% 1
London -13 4 £188 -62.50% 1
City of London +17 1 £188 -60.52% 1

Eikon
Top 29 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Eikon 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 Eikon.

1 20 (100.00%) Reuters
2 18 (90.00%) Windows
3 17 (85.00%) Windows 7
4 15 (75.00%) Lync
4 15 (75.00%) XMPP
4 15 (75.00%) Cisco
5 9 (45.00%) Finance
6 6 (30.00%) Migration
7 5 (25.00%) Banking
7 5 (25.00%) Microsoft
8 4 (20.00%) Bloomberg
9 3 (15.00%) Blackberry
9 3 (15.00%) Fidessa
9 3 (15.00%) MS Office
9 3 (15.00%) ITIL
9 3 (15.00%) PRINCE2
9 3 (15.00%) IBM Notes
9 3 (15.00%) Citrix
9 3 (15.00%) Lotus
10 2 (10.00%) E-Discovery
10 2 (10.00%) Legal
10 2 (10.00%) FTP
10 2 (10.00%) LDAP
10 2 (10.00%) IBM
11 1 (5.00%) Windows XP
11 1 (5.00%) Dell
11 1 (5.00%) Active Directory
11 1 (5.00%) Unified Communications
11 1 (5.00%) SCCM

Eikon
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Eikon 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 Eikon. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 15 (75.00%) Lync
2 3 (15.00%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 3 (15.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.00%) FTP
1 2 (10.00%) LDAP
2 1 (5.00%) Unified Communications
General
1 9 (45.00%) Finance
2 5 (25.00%) Banking
3 2 (10.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 8 (40.00%) Messaging Engineer
2 3 (15.00%) Project Manager
2 3 (15.00%) Support Engineer
2 3 (15.00%) Senior Technician
3 2 (10.00%) Messaging Consultant
3 2 (10.00%) Service Desk Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Consultant
3 2 (10.00%) Technical Project Manager
3 2 (10.00%) Technical Manager
3 2 (10.00%) Help Desk Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Desktop Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Desktop Support
4 1 (5.00%) Hardware Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Help Desk Support
4 1 (5.00%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (5.00%) Help Desk Support Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (75.00%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.00%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 18 (90.00%) Windows
2 17 (85.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (5.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (30.00%) Migration
2 3 (15.00%) ITIL
2 3 (15.00%) PRINCE2
3 2 (10.00%) E-Discovery
System Software
1 1 (5.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 20 (100.00%) Reuters
2 15 (75.00%) Cisco
3 5 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 4 (20.00%) Bloomberg
5 3 (15.00%) Fidessa
5 3 (15.00%) Citrix
5 3 (15.00%) Lotus
6 2 (10.00%) IBM
7 1 (5.00%) Dell