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 31 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.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Thomson Reuters Eikon
Rank 613 607 570
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -37
Contract jobs citing Eikon 7 4 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.012% 0.007% 0.018%
As % of the Business Applications category 0.15% 0.079% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 6
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£375 £183 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+105.47% -57.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £183 £80
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £183 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 - -
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
4587 5087 4627
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 8.07% 9.31% 9.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 2586 2607 2361
Average daily rate £450 £445 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.05% +4.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £425 £413
% change year-on-year
- +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 71 75
Average hourly rate £22.50 £31.16 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.79% +55.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £16.05 £12.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.22 £47.25 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £28.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-19.64% +40.00%

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 31 July 2015.

Eikon Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Eikon
Top 10 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 31 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 -23 6 £375 +105.47% 2
West Midlands - 3 £375 -
London -4 2 £369 +102.05% 2
Birmingham - 2 - -
North West - 1 - -
City of London - 1 £588 -
Chester - 1 - -
Cheshire - 1 - -
Edinburgh - 1 - -
Scotland - 1 - -

Eikon
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 14 (70.00%) Reuters
2 13 (65.00%) Bloomberg
3 11 (55.00%) Finance
4 7 (35.00%) Banking
5 6 (30.00%) Windows
5 6 (30.00%) Windows 7
6 5 (25.00%) Lync
6 5 (25.00%) thinkFolio
6 5 (25.00%) Microsoft
6 5 (25.00%) Agresso
7 4 (20.00%) Front Office
7 4 (20.00%) Publishing
7 4 (20.00%) Migration
7 4 (20.00%) RMDS
7 4 (20.00%) Investment Banking
7 4 (20.00%) Active Directory
7 4 (20.00%) MS Excel
7 4 (20.00%) Yahoo!
7 4 (20.00%) Markit EDM
8 3 (15.00%) Capacity Management
8 3 (15.00%) iPhone
8 3 (15.00%) Unified Communications
8 3 (15.00%) Office Communications Server
8 3 (15.00%) Problem Management
8 3 (15.00%) E-Discovery
8 3 (15.00%) UNIX
8 3 (15.00%) Linux
8 3 (15.00%) SQL
8 3 (15.00%) MS Office
8 3 (15.00%) LDAP

Eikon
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 5 (25.00%) Lync
2 3 (15.00%) Office Communications Server
3 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (5.00%) IBM Notes
3 1 (5.00%) MS Exchange
3 1 (5.00%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (20.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (15.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (25.00%) Agresso
1 5 (25.00%) thinkFolio
2 4 (20.00%) Markit EDM
2 4 (20.00%) RMDS
3 1 (5.00%) GoldMine
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.00%) LDAP
1 3 (15.00%) Unified Communications
2 1 (5.00%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.00%) DTS
General
1 11 (55.00%) Finance
2 7 (35.00%) Banking
3 4 (20.00%) Investment Banking
3 4 (20.00%) Front Office
3 4 (20.00%) Publishing
4 2 (10.00%) Back Office
4 2 (10.00%) Retail
5 1 (5.00%) Retail Banking
5 1 (5.00%) Telecoms
5 1 (5.00%) Financial Institution
5 1 (5.00%) Legal
5 1 (5.00%) Manufacturing
5 1 (5.00%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 5 (25.00%) Support Engineer
2 4 (20.00%) Architect
2 4 (20.00%) Solutions Architect
3 3 (15.00%) Desktop Support
3 3 (15.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 3 (15.00%) Desktop Engineer
3 3 (15.00%) Messaging Analyst
3 3 (15.00%) Market Data Engineer
3 3 (15.00%) Market Data Specialist
3 3 (15.00%) Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Market Data Support Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Support Specialist
5 1 (5.00%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (5.00%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Developer
5 1 (5.00%) 1st Line Support
5 1 (5.00%) Deskside Support
5 1 (5.00%) C++ Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.00%) WebSphere MQ
1 1 (5.00%) XMPP
1 1 (5.00%) WebSphere Message Broker
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.00%) Blackberry
1 3 (15.00%) iPhone
2 2 (10.00%) iPad
2 2 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 6 (30.00%) Windows
1 6 (30.00%) Windows 7
2 3 (15.00%) UNIX
2 3 (15.00%) Linux
3 1 (5.00%) Windows XP
3 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (5.00%) Android
3 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (5.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (20.00%) Migration
2 3 (15.00%) Information Security
2 3 (15.00%) Asset Management
2 3 (15.00%) Problem Management
2 3 (15.00%) E-Discovery
2 3 (15.00%) Capacity Management
3 2 (10.00%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (10.00%) Change Control
3 2 (10.00%) Wealth Management
3 2 (10.00%) Capacity Planning
3 2 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (5.00%) CRM
4 1 (5.00%) Workflow
4 1 (5.00%) Electronic Trading
4 1 (5.00%) Investment Management
4 1 (5.00%) Incident Management
4 1 (5.00%) Portfolio Management
4 1 (5.00%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (5.00%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.00%) SQL
2 2 (10.00%) Perl
3 1 (5.00%) C++
3 1 (5.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (5.00%) MCP
1 1 (5.00%) MCSE
1 1 (5.00%) MCSA
1 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (5.00%) Degree
System Software
1 4 (20.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 1 (5.00%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 14 (70.00%) Reuters
2 13 (65.00%) Bloomberg
3 5 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 4 (20.00%) Yahoo!
5 2 (10.00%) Charles River
6 1 (5.00%) Altiris
6 1 (5.00%) FFastFill
6 1 (5.00%) Citrix
6 1 (5.00%) Lotus
6 1 (5.00%) Red Hat
6 1 (5.00%) Apple
6 1 (5.00%) Cisco
6 1 (5.00%) IBM