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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Thomson Reuters Eikon
Rank 618 603 566
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -37
Contract jobs citing Eikon 8 9 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.016% 0.017% 0.044%
As % of the Business Applications category 0.20% 0.19% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 13
Average daily rate - £194 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -13.88%
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
4097 4813 4744
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.96% 9.29% 9.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 2407 2729 2442
Average daily rate £438 £446 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.96% +2.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £279
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £425 £415
% change year-on-year
- +2.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 38 59
Average hourly rate £39.14 £30.00 £27.53
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.45% +8.97%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £13.00 £15.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £69.07 £59.57 £59.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £17.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+116.90% -49.28%

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 12 February 2016. 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 +6 8 - - 1
England -4 8 - - 1
City of London +35 2 - -

Eikon
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 25 (100.00%) Bloomberg
2 22 (88.00%) Reuters
2 22 (88.00%) Windows
2 22 (88.00%) Finance
3 20 (80.00%) IBM Notes
3 20 (80.00%) Windows XP
3 20 (80.00%) Blackberry
3 20 (80.00%) Lotus
4 19 (76.00%) Windows 7
5 17 (68.00%) iPhone
5 17 (68.00%) Banking
5 17 (68.00%) Retail
5 17 (68.00%) Retail Banking
5 17 (68.00%) iPad
5 17 (68.00%) Windows Server
5 17 (68.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 10 (40.00%) Apple
7 8 (32.00%) MS Office
8 5 (20.00%) Microsoft
8 5 (20.00%) FactSet
9 3 (12.00%) Analytical Skills
9 3 (12.00%) Markit EDM
9 3 (12.00%) Asset Management
9 3 (12.00%) thinkFolio
9 3 (12.00%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (12.00%) Unit4 Business World
9 3 (12.00%) Citrix
10 2 (8.00%) Financial Institution
10 2 (8.00%) Front Office
10 2 (8.00%) Fixed Income

Eikon
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 20 (80.00%) IBM Notes
2 1 (4.00%) WebSphere
Applications
1 8 (32.00%) MS Office
2 2 (8.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (12.00%) Markit EDM
1 3 (12.00%) thinkFolio
1 3 (12.00%) Unit4 Business World
General
1 22 (88.00%) Finance
2 17 (68.00%) Banking
2 17 (68.00%) Retail
2 17 (68.00%) Retail Banking
3 2 (8.00%) Financial Institution
3 2 (8.00%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 17 (68.00%) Service Desk Engineer
2 15 (60.00%) Desktop Engineer
2 15 (60.00%) Support Engineer
3 13 (52.00%) 1st/2nd Line Desktop Support
3 13 (52.00%) 1st/2nd Line Support
3 13 (52.00%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
3 13 (52.00%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
3 13 (52.00%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Engineer
3 13 (52.00%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 13 (52.00%) 2nd Line Support
3 13 (52.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 13 (52.00%) Desktop Support
3 13 (52.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 12 (48.00%) Deskside Engineer
4 12 (48.00%) Service Desk Support
5 10 (40.00%) Deskside Support
5 10 (40.00%) Deskside Support Engineer
6 3 (12.00%) Architect
6 3 (12.00%) Solutions Architect
7 1 (4.00%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.00%) .NET
2 1 (4.00%) IBM Integration Bus
2 1 (4.00%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 20 (80.00%) Blackberry
2 17 (68.00%) iPad
2 17 (68.00%) iPhone
3 3 (12.00%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (8.00%) Equities
4 2 (8.00%) Fixed Income
4 2 (8.00%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 22 (88.00%) Windows
2 20 (80.00%) Windows XP
3 19 (76.00%) Windows 7
4 17 (68.00%) Windows Server
4 17 (68.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (12.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (12.00%) Asset Management
2 2 (8.00%) Investment Management
Qualifications
1 1 (4.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.00%) MiFID
Vendors
1 25 (100.00%) Bloomberg
2 22 (88.00%) Reuters
3 20 (80.00%) Lotus
4 10 (40.00%) Apple
5 5 (20.00%) FactSet
5 5 (20.00%) Microsoft
6 3 (12.00%) Citrix
7 2 (8.00%) CQG
7 2 (8.00%) Fidessa
8 1 (4.00%) Ab Initio
8 1 (4.00%) IBM
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