The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of FactSet products and/or services in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited FactSet over the 3 months to 21 February 2017 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.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are not representative of contractor rates within FactSet Research Systems, Inc.

3 months to
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
FactSet
UK
Rank 591 615 609
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -6
Contract jobs citing FactSet 5 9 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.011% 0.018% 0.021%
As % of the Vendors category 0.025% 0.041% 0.047%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 6 3
Median daily rate £525 £296 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+77.21% -12.22%
UK excluding London median daily rate - £100 -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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

Vendors Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
20222 22047 23588
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 44.60% 43.09% 45.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 12535 13180 13584
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.94% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 763 828 962
Median hourly rate £19.00 £21.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.62% +22.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.71 £11.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £55.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.30 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-19.53% +22.85%

FactSet
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing FactSet as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Vendors category.

FactSet Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

FactSet
Daily Rate Trend

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

FactSet Daily Rate Trend in the UK

FactSet
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing FactSet within the UK over the 3 months to 21 February 2017.

FactSet Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

FactSet
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing FactSet within the UK.

FactSet Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

FactSet
Top 4 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing FactSet within the UK over the 3 months to 21 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +26 5 £525 +31.25% 3
London +6 5 £525 +31.25% 3
City of London -7 1 £700 +88.55% 1
Canary Wharf - 1 £240 -

FactSet
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing FactSet also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for FactSet.

1 13 (86.67%) Bloomberg
2 11 (73.33%) Finance
3 8 (53.33%) Windows
3 8 (53.33%) Windows 7
4 7 (46.67%) Active Directory
5 6 (40.00%) Reuters
6 5 (33.33%) Fixed Income
6 5 (33.33%) Microsoft
6 5 (33.33%) MS Office
6 5 (33.33%) SQL
6 5 (33.33%) Asset Management
7 4 (26.67%) Banking
7 4 (26.67%) VMware
8 3 (20.00%) Front Office
8 3 (20.00%) StatPro
8 3 (20.00%) Symantec
8 3 (20.00%) Fidessa
8 3 (20.00%) Citrix
8 3 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (20.00%) MS Excel
8 3 (20.00%) DHCP
8 3 (20.00%) DNS
8 3 (20.00%) Eikon
8 3 (20.00%) Performance Attribution
9 2 (13.33%) FINCAD Analytics
9 2 (13.33%) SLA
9 2 (13.33%) TCP/IP
9 2 (13.33%) SharePoint
9 2 (13.33%) MS Exchange
9 2 (13.33%) VBA

FactSet
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (13.33%) MS Exchange
1 2 (13.33%) SharePoint
2 1 (6.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (6.67%) IBM Notes
2 1 (6.67%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (6.67%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (33.33%) MS Office
2 3 (20.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (20.00%) Eikon
2 2 (13.33%) FINCAD Analytics
3 1 (6.67%) Sylvan
Cloud Services
1 2 (13.33%) SaaS
2 1 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (6.67%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (6.67%) IaaS
2 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (6.67%) Office 365
2 1 (6.67%) OneDrive
2 1 (6.67%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (20.00%) DHCP
1 3 (20.00%) DNS
2 2 (13.33%) TCP/IP
3 1 (6.67%) Firewall
3 1 (6.67%) Internet
3 1 (6.67%) LAN
3 1 (6.67%) Remote Desktop
3 1 (6.67%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
General
1 11 (73.33%) Finance
2 4 (26.67%) Banking
3 3 (20.00%) Front Office
4 2 (13.33%) Investment Banking
5 1 (6.67%) Back Office
5 1 (6.67%) Financial Institution
5 1 (6.67%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 8 (53.33%) Analyst
2 6 (40.00%) Desktop Support
2 6 (40.00%) Support Analyst
3 5 (33.33%) Desktop Analyst
4 4 (26.67%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 3 (20.00%) Developer
6 2 (13.33%) Business Consultant
6 2 (13.33%) Consultant
6 2 (13.33%) Front Office Developer
6 2 (13.33%) Performance Consultant
6 2 (13.33%) Python Developer
6 2 (13.33%) Quantitative Developer
6 2 (13.33%) Senior Business Consultant
6 2 (13.33%) Senior Consultant
6 2 (13.33%) Senior Performance Consultant
6 2 (13.33%) SQL Developer
7 1 (6.67%) Implementation Consultant
7 1 (6.67%) IT Support
7 1 (6.67%) Market Data Developer
7 1 (6.67%) Market Data Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (13.33%) .NET
2 1 (6.67%) FIX Protocol
2 1 (6.67%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (33.33%) Fixed Income
2 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.67%) Blackberry
2 1 (6.67%) Equities
2 1 (6.67%) Fintech
2 1 (6.67%) Market Risk
2 1 (6.67%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 8 (53.33%) Windows
1 8 (53.33%) Windows 7
2 2 (13.33%) Windows 10
2 2 (13.33%) Windows Server
2 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (6.67%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (33.33%) Asset Management
2 3 (20.00%) Performance Attribution
3 2 (13.33%) ITIL
3 2 (13.33%) RAD
4 1 (6.67%) Analytics
4 1 (6.67%) Case Management
4 1 (6.67%) Configuration Management
4 1 (6.67%) Data Transformation
4 1 (6.67%) Investment Management
4 1 (6.67%) Line Management
4 1 (6.67%) Mobile Device Management
4 1 (6.67%) Multi-Factor Authentication
4 1 (6.67%) Patch Management
4 1 (6.67%) Process Improvement
4 1 (6.67%) Release Management
4 1 (6.67%) Server Monitoring
4 1 (6.67%) Software Delivery
4 1 (6.67%) Software Deployment
4 1 (6.67%) Statistics
4 1 (6.67%) Two-Factor Authentication
Programming Languages
1 5 (33.33%) SQL
2 2 (13.33%) MATLAB
2 2 (13.33%) PowerShell
2 2 (13.33%) Python
2 2 (13.33%) VBA
3 1 (6.67%) C#
3 1 (6.67%) Java
3 1 (6.67%) VB
3 1 (6.67%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (13.33%) Degree
2 2 (13.33%) MCP
3 1 (6.67%) CFA
3 1 (6.67%) HND
3 1 (6.67%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (6.67%) MCSA
3 1 (6.67%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (13.33%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (46.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (6.67%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (6.67%) vSphere
3 1 (6.67%) XenApp
3 1 (6.67%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) AirWatch
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Intune
1 1 (6.67%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (6.67%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
1 1 (6.67%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 13 (86.67%) Bloomberg
2 6 (40.00%) Reuters
3 5 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 4 (26.67%) VMware
5 3 (20.00%) Citrix
5 3 (20.00%) Fidessa
5 3 (20.00%) StatPro
5 3 (20.00%) Symantec
6 1 (6.67%) Advent
6 1 (6.67%) Avaya
6 1 (6.67%) BISAM
6 1 (6.67%) Cisco
6 1 (6.67%) Google
6 1 (6.67%) Lotus
6 1 (6.67%) Oracle
6 1 (6.67%) Remedy
6 1 (6.67%) Sybase