The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Reuters products and/or services in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Reuters over the 3 months to 7 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.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are NOT representative of contractor rates within Reuters Group PLC.

Location
3 months to
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Reuters
Rank 543 476 390
Rank change year-on-year
-67 -86
Contract jobs citing Reuters 70 120 192
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.23% 0.38%
As % of the Vendors category 0.29% 0.50% 0.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 78 135
Average daily rate
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£350 £497 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-29.61% +10.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £204 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £720 £633 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £128 £425 -
% change year-on-year
-70.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 7
Average hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% +5.55%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £15.50

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
24523 23898 23573
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 44.72% 45.16% 47.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 14392 13365 12566
Average daily rate £390 £378 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.37% -2.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1085 1042 1249
Average hourly rate £18.75 £17.50 £19.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -10.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £10.88 £11.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £36.70 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+8.82% -12.82%

Reuters
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Reuters within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Reuters Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Reuters
Daily Rate Trend

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

Reuters Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Reuters
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Reuters within the UK over the 3 months to 7 July 2015.

Reuters Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Reuters
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Reuters Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Reuters
Top 16 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Reuters within the UK over the 3 months to 7 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 -67 65 £375 -25.00% 24
London -54 59 £363 -30.95% 21
City of London +1 22 £260 -38.82% 14
West Midlands - 4 £375 -
Northern Ireland - 3 £121 -
County Antrim - 3 £121 -
Belfast - 3 £121 -
Birmingham - 3 - -
Canary Wharf - 2 £475 -
Stirling -5 1 - -
Scotland -11 1 - -
North West - 1 - -
South East - 1 - - 1
Cheshire - 1 - -
Surrey - 1 - - 1
Chester - 1 - -

Reuters
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Reuters 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 Reuters.

1 106 (63.47%) Bloomberg
2 80 (47.90%) Finance
3 77 (46.11%) Windows
4 64 (38.32%) Banking
5 43 (25.75%) Linux
6 41 (24.55%) UNIX
7 35 (20.96%) Windows 7
8 33 (19.76%) SQL
9 32 (19.16%) Blackberry
9 32 (19.16%) Investment Banking
10 31 (18.56%) Project Management
10 31 (18.56%) Active Directory
11 30 (17.96%) MS Office
12 28 (16.77%) Microsoft
12 28 (16.77%) MS Excel
13 27 (16.17%) Front Office
14 26 (15.57%) TCP/IP
15 25 (14.97%) Citrix
15 25 (14.97%) Firewall
16 24 (14.37%) Fixed Income
16 24 (14.37%) FIX Protocol
17 23 (13.77%) Perl
18 21 (12.57%) Oracle
18 21 (12.57%) Python
18 21 (12.57%) Investment Management
19 20 (11.98%) Low Latency
19 20 (11.98%) Multicast
19 20 (11.98%) Cisco
20 19 (11.38%) Red Hat
20 19 (11.38%) ITIL

Reuters
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Reuters 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 Reuters. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 16 (9.58%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 6 (3.59%) MS Exchange
3 5 (2.99%) IBM Notes
3 5 (2.99%) Lync
4 3 (1.80%) Office Communications Server
5 2 (1.20%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 30 (17.96%) MS Office
2 28 (16.77%) MS Excel
3 5 (2.99%) Spreadsheet
4 4 (2.40%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.60%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.60%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.60%) Adobe Premiere
5 1 (0.60%) Adobe After Effects
Business Applications
1 18 (10.78%) RMDS
2 17 (10.18%) Eikon
3 11 (6.59%) ION MarketView
4 4 (2.40%) Kondor+
4 4 (2.40%) Misys Midas
4 4 (2.40%) IntelliMatch
5 2 (1.20%) Markit EDM
6 1 (0.60%) Summit
6 1 (0.60%) LatentZero
6 1 (0.60%) GoldMine
6 1 (0.60%) thinkFolio
6 1 (0.60%) Oracle General Ledger
Communications & Networking
1 26 (15.57%) TCP/IP
2 25 (14.97%) Firewall
3 20 (11.98%) Multicast
4 11 (6.59%) DNS
5 9 (5.39%) LAN
6 6 (3.59%) ISDN
6 6 (3.59%) DHCP
6 6 (3.59%) VPN
7 5 (2.99%) Cisco IPT
7 5 (2.99%) WAN
8 4 (2.40%) VoIP
8 4 (2.40%) SSL
8 4 (2.40%) Cisco IOS
8 4 (2.40%) PABX
9 3 (1.80%) Unified Communications
9 3 (1.80%) Internet
9 3 (1.80%) LDAP
10 2 (1.20%) SNMP
10 2 (1.20%) MPLS
10 2 (1.20%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (7.19%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.99%) MS Access
3 4 (2.40%) QlikView
4 3 (1.80%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.20%) DTS
6 1 (0.60%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (0.60%) Oracle BI EE
6 1 (0.60%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.60%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 4 (2.40%) JIRA
2 2 (1.20%) Maven
2 2 (1.20%) JUnit
3 1 (0.60%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.60%) NUnit
3 1 (0.60%) Subversion
3 1 (0.60%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 80 (47.90%) Finance
2 64 (38.32%) Banking
3 32 (19.16%) Investment Banking
4 27 (16.17%) Front Office
5 11 (6.59%) Financial Institution
6 10 (5.99%) Back Office
7 6 (3.59%) Retail
8 5 (2.99%) Legal
9 4 (2.40%) Publishing
10 3 (1.80%) Marketing
10 3 (1.80%) Retail Banking
11 2 (1.20%) Corporate Banking
11 2 (1.20%) Telecoms
12 1 (0.60%) Law
12 1 (0.60%) Manufacturing
12 1 (0.60%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 37 (22.16%) Analyst
2 19 (11.38%) Desktop Support
3 18 (10.78%) Support Engineer
4 16 (9.58%) Support Analyst
4 16 (9.58%) Developer
5 14 (8.38%) Desktop Engineer
6 13 (7.78%) Programme Manager
6 13 (7.78%) Market Data Engineer
7 10 (5.99%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 9 (5.39%) Java Developer
8 9 (5.39%) Business Analyst
9 8 (4.79%) Administrator
10 7 (4.19%) 2nd Line Support
10 7 (4.19%) Data Analyst
10 7 (4.19%) Linux Engineer
11 6 (3.59%) Data Administrator
11 6 (3.59%) Help Desk Engineer
11 6 (3.59%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 6 (3.59%) Applications Support
11 6 (3.59%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (14.37%) FIX Protocol
2 15 (8.98%) Rendezvous
3 3 (1.80%) .NET
3 3 (1.80%) TIBCO EMS
3 3 (1.80%) WPF
4 2 (1.20%) WCF
4 2 (1.20%) WinForms
5 1 (0.60%) XMPP
5 1 (0.60%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.60%) COM
5 1 (0.60%) XML
5 1 (0.60%) J2SE
5 1 (0.60%) LINQ
5 1 (0.60%) Task Parallel Library
5 1 (0.60%) Gherkin
5 1 (0.60%) Unity DI Container
5 1 (0.60%) Akka
Miscellaneous
1 32 (19.16%) Blackberry
2 24 (14.37%) Fixed Income
3 16 (9.58%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 15 (8.98%) iPad
5 13 (7.78%) Eurex
6 12 (7.19%) Analytical Skills
7 9 (5.39%) Equities
8 8 (4.79%) Reference Data
8 8 (4.79%) iPhone
9 7 (4.19%) Derivative
10 5 (2.99%) Market Risk
11 4 (2.40%) Data Centre
11 4 (2.40%) iSeries
11 4 (2.40%) STB
12 3 (1.80%) Management Information System
12 3 (1.80%) Equity Derivative
12 3 (1.80%) Statistics
12 3 (1.80%) Hedge funds
13 2 (1.20%) SWIFT
13 2 (1.20%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 77 (46.11%) Windows
2 43 (25.75%) Linux
3 41 (24.55%) UNIX
4 35 (20.96%) Windows 7
5 18 (10.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 13 (7.78%) Windows Server 2008
7 12 (7.19%) Windows XP
8 9 (5.39%) Windows Server 2003
9 8 (4.79%) Windows 8
10 6 (3.59%) Solaris
11 5 (2.99%) Windows Vista
12 2 (1.20%) Android
12 2 (1.20%) Windows Server 2012
13 1 (0.60%) SUSE
13 1 (0.60%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (18.56%) Project Management
2 21 (12.57%) Investment Management
3 20 (11.98%) Low Latency
4 19 (11.38%) ITIL
5 18 (10.78%) Electronic Trading
6 17 (10.18%) Service Management
7 16 (9.58%) Change Management
7 16 (9.58%) Capacity Management
8 13 (7.78%) Risk Management
9 12 (7.19%) Asset Management
10 11 (6.59%) Migration
11 10 (5.99%) Multithreading
12 8 (4.79%) Problem Management
13 7 (4.19%) Incident Management
14 6 (3.59%) Time Management
14 6 (3.59%) Workflow
14 6 (3.59%) PRINCE2
14 6 (3.59%) Capacity Planning
14 6 (3.59%) Network Management
15 5 (2.99%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 33 (19.76%) SQL
2 23 (13.77%) Perl
3 21 (12.57%) Python
4 11 (6.59%) Java
4 11 (6.59%) VBA
5 8 (4.79%) C#
6 5 (2.99%) C++
6 5 (2.99%) Shell Script
6 5 (2.99%) PowerShell
7 2 (1.20%) Scala
7 2 (1.20%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.60%) Tcl
8 1 (0.60%) C-shell
8 1 (0.60%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.60%) AWK
8 1 (0.60%) Lingo
8 1 (0.60%) Korn
8 1 (0.60%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 6 (3.59%) Cisco Certification
1 6 (3.59%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (2.40%) ITIL Certification
2 4 (2.40%) CCNP
3 3 (1.80%) MCSE
3 3 (1.80%) Degree
4 2 (1.20%) MCP
4 2 (1.20%) ISTQB
4 2 (1.20%) MCSA
4 2 (1.20%) ISEB
5 1 (0.60%) PMP
5 1 (0.60%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.60%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.59%) SLA
2 2 (1.20%) Solvency II
3 1 (0.60%) Data Quality
System Software
1 31 (18.56%) Active Directory
2 6 (3.59%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (3.59%) XenApp
3 5 (2.99%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.60%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 4 (2.40%) SCCM
1 4 (2.40%) ITRS Geneos
1 4 (2.40%) AirWatch
2 1 (0.60%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (0.60%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (0.60%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 106 (63.47%) Bloomberg
2 28 (16.77%) Microsoft
3 25 (14.97%) Citrix
4 21 (12.57%) Oracle
5 20 (11.98%) Cisco
6 19 (11.38%) Red Hat
7 18 (10.78%) TIBCO
8 15 (8.98%) ION Trading
9 14 (8.38%) MarketAxess
9 14 (8.38%) VMware
10 13 (7.78%) HP
11 12 (7.19%) eSpeed
11 12 (7.19%) Currenex
12 9 (5.39%) FactSet
13 6 (3.59%) Apple
14 5 (2.99%) Fidessa
14 5 (2.99%) Lotus
14 5 (2.99%) Altiris
15 4 (2.40%) Alcatel-Lucent
15 4 (2.40%) Dell
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