The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Business Applications category.

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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Thomson Reuters Eikon
Rank 586 564 -
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -
Contract jobs citing Eikon 4 6 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.007% 0.012% -
As % of the Business Applications category 0.078% 0.13% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 0
Average daily rate
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£183 £240 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.95% -
UK excluding London average daily rate - - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Business Applications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Business Applications category
5098 4613 5320
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.32% 9.05% 9.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 2615 2363 2560
Average daily rate £433 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.76% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £293 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £588 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £413 £438
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 80 56
Average hourly rate £31.50 £27.50 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.54% -25.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.32 £12.50 £14.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.90 £50.00 £59.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £31.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- -3.07%

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
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 24 July 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
London +4 4 £183 -23.95% 3
England -18 4 £183 -23.95% 3
City of London - - - - 2

Eikon
Top 22 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 12 (100.00%) Reuters
1 12 (100.00%) Bloomberg
2 11 (91.67%) Blackberry
2 11 (91.67%) Windows
2 11 (91.67%) Fidessa
3 9 (75.00%) Windows 7
3 9 (75.00%) IBM Notes
3 9 (75.00%) Citrix
3 9 (75.00%) Lotus
4 8 (66.67%) Finance
5 7 (58.33%) Banking
5 7 (58.33%) MS Office
5 7 (58.33%) Microsoft
6 2 (16.67%) SCCM
6 2 (16.67%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (16.67%) Active Directory
6 2 (16.67%) Windows XP
6 2 (16.67%) SMS
6 2 (16.67%) VPN
6 2 (16.67%) Peregrine
7 1 (8.33%) HP
7 1 (8.33%) Front Office

Eikon
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 9 (75.00%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 7 (58.33%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (16.67%) SMS
1 2 (16.67%) VPN
General
1 8 (66.67%) Finance
2 7 (58.33%) Banking
3 1 (8.33%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 10 (83.33%) Support Engineer
2 5 (41.67%) Help Desk Engineer
2 5 (41.67%) Service Desk Engineer
3 4 (33.33%) Desktop Engineer
4 3 (25.00%) 2nd Line Support
4 3 (25.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 2 (16.67%) Help Desk Support Engineer
5 2 (16.67%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 2 (16.67%) Help Desk Support
5 2 (16.67%) Desktop Support
6 1 (8.33%) IT Support Engineer
6 1 (8.33%) IT Support
Miscellaneous
1 11 (91.67%) Blackberry
2 2 (16.67%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 11 (91.67%) Windows
2 9 (75.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (16.67%) Windows XP
System Software
1 2 (16.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (16.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 12 (100.00%) Reuters
1 12 (100.00%) Bloomberg
2 11 (91.67%) Fidessa
3 9 (75.00%) Citrix
3 9 (75.00%) Lotus
4 7 (58.33%) Microsoft
5 2 (16.67%) Peregrine
6 1 (8.33%) HP
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