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 5 March 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Thomson Reuters Eikon
Rank 571 550 518
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -32
Contract jobs citing Eikon 8 14 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.015% 0.028% 0.011%
As % of the Business Applications category 0.18% 0.32% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 9 2
Average daily rate
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£200 £225 £230
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% -2.17%
UK excluding London average daily rate - - -
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
4465 4352 3887
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 8.61% 8.69% 8.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 2502 2308 1948
Average daily rate £450 £438 £428
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £413 £413
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 51 54
Average hourly rate £30.00 £21.25 £37.65
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+41.17% -43.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.60 £15.05 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.00 £50.00 £54.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £26.00 £37.80
% change year-on-year
-30.76% -31.21%

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 5 March 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
London -6 8 £200 -11.11% 3
England -16 8 £200 -11.11% 4
City of London +11 1 - - 1

Eikon
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 22 (100.00%) Reuters
2 15 (68.18%) Windows
3 14 (63.64%) Finance
3 14 (63.64%) Windows 7
4 12 (54.55%) Bloomberg
5 11 (50.00%) Banking
6 10 (45.45%) XMPP
6 10 (45.45%) Lync
6 10 (45.45%) Cisco
7 9 (40.91%) Blackberry
8 8 (36.36%) MS Office
9 7 (31.82%) Microsoft
10 6 (27.27%) Lotus
10 6 (27.27%) IBM Notes
11 4 (18.18%) Windows XP
12 3 (13.64%) iPhone
12 3 (13.64%) Windows Server 2008
12 3 (13.64%) Retail Banking
12 3 (13.64%) Retail
12 3 (13.64%) iPad
12 3 (13.64%) Apple
12 3 (13.64%) Windows Server 2003
12 3 (13.64%) Fidessa
12 3 (13.64%) Citrix
13 2 (9.09%) Workflow
13 2 (9.09%) Legal
13 2 (9.09%) Migration
13 2 (9.09%) FTP
13 2 (9.09%) IBM
13 2 (9.09%) LDAP

Eikon
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 10 (45.45%) Lync
2 6 (27.27%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 8 (36.36%) MS Office
2 2 (9.09%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.55%) GoldMine
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.09%) FTP
1 2 (9.09%) LDAP
2 1 (4.55%) Unified Communications
General
1 14 (63.64%) Finance
2 11 (50.00%) Banking
3 3 (13.64%) Retail Banking
3 3 (13.64%) Retail
4 2 (9.09%) Legal
4 2 (9.09%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (40.91%) Support Engineer
2 7 (31.82%) Messaging Engineer
3 6 (27.27%) Desktop Support
3 6 (27.27%) Desktop Engineer
4 5 (22.73%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 4 (18.18%) 2nd Line Support
5 4 (18.18%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 3 (13.64%) Deskside Support
7 2 (9.09%) Applications Support
7 2 (9.09%) Market Data Support Engineer
7 2 (9.09%) Senior Technician
7 2 (9.09%) Market Data Engineer
7 2 (9.09%) Service Desk Engineer
7 2 (9.09%) Applications Support Engineer
7 2 (9.09%) Help Desk Engineer
8 1 (4.55%) Messaging Consultant
8 1 (4.55%) Help Desk Support Engineer
8 1 (4.55%) Help Desk Support
8 1 (4.55%) Hardware Engineer
8 1 (4.55%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (45.45%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (40.91%) Blackberry
2 3 (13.64%) iPhone
2 3 (13.64%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 15 (68.18%) Windows
2 14 (63.64%) Windows 7
3 4 (18.18%) Windows XP
4 3 (13.64%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (13.64%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (9.09%) Workflow
1 2 (9.09%) Migration
1 2 (9.09%) CRM
1 2 (9.09%) E-Discovery
1 2 (9.09%) Electronic Trading
2 1 (4.55%) Incident Management
System Software
1 1 (4.55%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (4.55%) SCCM
1 1 (4.55%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 22 (100.00%) Reuters
2 12 (54.55%) Bloomberg
3 10 (45.45%) Cisco
4 7 (31.82%) Microsoft
5 6 (27.27%) Lotus
6 3 (13.64%) Apple
6 3 (13.64%) Fidessa
6 3 (13.64%) Citrix
7 2 (9.09%) IBM
7 2 (9.09%) Altiris
7 2 (9.09%) FFastFill
8 1 (4.55%) Dell
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