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 31 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Reuters
Rank 544 496 392
Rank change year-on-year
-48 -104
Contract jobs citing Reuters 76 115 190
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.21% 0.37%
As % of the Vendors category 0.31% 0.47% 0.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 68 130
Average daily rate
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£413 £388 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.45% -13.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £200 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £750 £597 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £750 £270 £180
% change year-on-year
+177.77% +50.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 2
Average hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £15.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% +20.63%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £13.00 -

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
24887 24619 23745
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 43.77% 45.05% 46.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 14650 13583 12848
Average daily rate £400 £375 £387
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -3.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £215 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1077 1070 1201
Average hourly rate £18.50 £18.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.77% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.55 £37.50 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £19.48
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -10.16%

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 31 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 14 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 31 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 -62 72 £375 -6.25% 19
London -45 66 £375 -6.25% 18
City of London -7 25 £225 -33.82% 7
West Midlands - 3 £375 -
Scotland -12 2 - -
Surrey - 2 - - 1
Birmingham - 2 - -
South East - 2 - - 1
Stirling -1 1 - -
Canary Wharf - 1 £450 -
Edinburgh - 1 - -
North West - 1 - -
Chester - 1 - -
Cheshire - 1 - -

Reuters
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 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 98 (63.23%) Bloomberg
2 80 (51.61%) Finance
3 74 (47.74%) Windows
4 55 (35.48%) Banking
5 38 (24.52%) Windows 7
6 36 (23.23%) Linux
7 34 (21.94%) Active Directory
8 32 (20.65%) UNIX
8 32 (20.65%) Project Management
8 32 (20.65%) Blackberry
9 31 (20.00%) Investment Banking
10 30 (19.35%) MS Excel
11 29 (18.71%) Citrix
11 29 (18.71%) MS Office
12 28 (18.06%) SQL
13 25 (16.13%) Microsoft
14 24 (15.48%) Front Office
15 22 (14.19%) Oracle
15 22 (14.19%) Investment Management
16 21 (13.55%) TCP/IP
16 21 (13.55%) FIX Protocol
17 20 (12.90%) Fixed Income
17 20 (12.90%) ITIL
18 19 (12.26%) Service Management
19 18 (11.61%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
19 18 (11.61%) VMware
20 17 (10.97%) Perl
20 17 (10.97%) Python
20 17 (10.97%) Cisco
21 14 (9.03%) HP

Reuters
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 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 18 (11.61%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 7 (4.52%) MS Exchange
3 5 (3.23%) Lync
4 3 (1.94%) Office Communications Server
5 2 (1.29%) IBM Notes
5 2 (1.29%) Oracle Coherence
6 1 (0.65%) WorkSite
6 1 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 30 (19.35%) MS Excel
2 29 (18.71%) MS Office
3 4 (2.58%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (2.58%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.65%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.65%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.65%) Adobe Premiere
4 1 (0.65%) Adobe After Effects
Business Applications
1 14 (9.03%) RMDS
1 14 (9.03%) Eikon
2 10 (6.45%) ION MarketView
3 5 (3.23%) Kondor+
4 4 (2.58%) Misys Midas
4 4 (2.58%) IntelliMatch
5 2 (1.29%) Markit EDM
6 1 (0.65%) Summit
6 1 (0.65%) LatentZero
6 1 (0.65%) GoldMine
6 1 (0.65%) thinkFolio
6 1 (0.65%) Oracle General Ledger
Communications & Networking
1 21 (13.55%) TCP/IP
2 14 (9.03%) Multicast
3 13 (8.39%) Firewall
4 10 (6.45%) LAN
4 10 (6.45%) DNS
5 6 (3.87%) WAN
5 6 (3.87%) ISDN
5 6 (3.87%) Cisco IPT
6 5 (3.23%) DHCP
7 4 (2.58%) SSL
7 4 (2.58%) PABX
8 3 (1.94%) Unified Communications
8 3 (1.94%) LDAP
9 2 (1.29%) VPN
9 2 (1.29%) HTTP
9 2 (1.29%) SNMP
9 2 (1.29%) Internet
9 2 (1.29%) MPLS
9 2 (1.29%) OSPF
9 2 (1.29%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (5.81%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.58%) MS Access
2 4 (2.58%) QlikView
3 2 (1.29%) DTS
3 2 (1.29%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.65%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.65%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (0.65%) Oracle BI EE
4 1 (0.65%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.65%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 4 (2.58%) JIRA
2 2 (1.29%) Maven
2 2 (1.29%) JUnit
3 1 (0.65%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.65%) NUnit
3 1 (0.65%) Subversion
3 1 (0.65%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 80 (51.61%) Finance
2 55 (35.48%) Banking
3 31 (20.00%) Investment Banking
4 24 (15.48%) Front Office
5 10 (6.45%) Financial Institution
6 8 (5.16%) Back Office
7 6 (3.87%) Legal
8 4 (2.58%) Publishing
8 4 (2.58%) Retail
8 4 (2.58%) Marketing
9 2 (1.29%) Corporate Banking
9 2 (1.29%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.65%) Law
10 1 (0.65%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.65%) Private Banking
10 1 (0.65%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 43 (27.74%) Analyst
2 18 (11.61%) Support Analyst
3 17 (10.97%) Desktop Support
4 14 (9.03%) Developer
4 14 (9.03%) Support Engineer
5 13 (8.39%) Desktop Engineer
6 12 (7.74%) Programme Manager
7 11 (7.10%) Business Analyst
8 10 (6.45%) Market Data Engineer
9 8 (5.16%) Administrator
9 8 (5.16%) Java Developer
9 8 (5.16%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 8 (5.16%) Desktop Analyst
9 8 (5.16%) Help Desk Engineer
10 7 (4.52%) Data Analyst
10 7 (4.52%) Desktop Support Analyst
10 7 (4.52%) Project Manager
11 6 (3.87%) 2nd Line Support
11 6 (3.87%) Data Administrator
11 6 (3.87%) Market Data Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (13.55%) FIX Protocol
2 9 (5.81%) Rendezvous
3 3 (1.94%) TIBCO EMS
3 3 (1.94%) .NET
3 3 (1.94%) WPF
4 2 (1.29%) WCF
4 2 (1.29%) XML
5 1 (0.65%) J2SE
5 1 (0.65%) COM
5 1 (0.65%) Web Services
5 1 (0.65%) HTML
5 1 (0.65%) XMPP
5 1 (0.65%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.65%) LINQ
5 1 (0.65%) Task Parallel Library
5 1 (0.65%) Gherkin
5 1 (0.65%) Unity DI Container
5 1 (0.65%) Akka
Miscellaneous
1 32 (20.65%) Blackberry
2 20 (12.90%) Fixed Income
3 14 (9.03%) iPad
3 14 (9.03%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (8.39%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 10 (6.45%) Equities
6 9 (5.81%) Eurex
7 8 (5.16%) Reference Data
7 8 (5.16%) iPhone
8 7 (4.52%) Derivative
9 4 (2.58%) STB
9 4 (2.58%) iSeries
9 4 (2.58%) Hedge funds
9 4 (2.58%) Market Risk
10 3 (1.94%) Management Information System
10 3 (1.94%) PMI
10 3 (1.94%) Equity Derivative
10 3 (1.94%) Statistics
11 2 (1.29%) Data Centre
11 2 (1.29%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 74 (47.74%) Windows
2 38 (24.52%) Windows 7
3 36 (23.23%) Linux
4 32 (20.65%) UNIX
5 14 (9.03%) Windows Server 2008
6 13 (8.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 11 (7.10%) Windows XP
8 8 (5.16%) Windows 8
9 7 (4.52%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (2.58%) Solaris
10 4 (2.58%) Windows Vista
11 3 (1.94%) Android
12 2 (1.29%) Windows Server 2012
13 1 (0.65%) SUSE
13 1 (0.65%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (20.65%) Project Management
2 22 (14.19%) Investment Management
3 20 (12.90%) ITIL
4 19 (12.26%) Service Management
5 14 (9.03%) Electronic Trading
5 14 (9.03%) Low Latency
6 13 (8.39%) Risk Management
6 13 (8.39%) Migration
7 12 (7.74%) Asset Management
7 12 (7.74%) Change Management
7 12 (7.74%) Capacity Management
8 8 (5.16%) PRINCE2
8 8 (5.16%) Problem Management
9 7 (4.52%) Incident Management
9 7 (4.52%) Multithreading
10 6 (3.87%) Capacity Planning
10 6 (3.87%) Network Management
11 5 (3.23%) Analytics
11 5 (3.23%) Performance Monitoring
11 5 (3.23%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 28 (18.06%) SQL
2 17 (10.97%) Perl
2 17 (10.97%) Python
3 13 (8.39%) VBA
4 11 (7.10%) Java
5 6 (3.87%) C#
6 5 (3.23%) PowerShell
7 4 (2.58%) Shell Script
8 2 (1.29%) Scala
8 2 (1.29%) C++
9 1 (0.65%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.65%) VB
9 1 (0.65%) C-shell
9 1 (0.65%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.65%) AWK
9 1 (0.65%) Lingo
9 1 (0.65%) Ruby
9 1 (0.65%) Korn
9 1 (0.65%) Groovy
9 1 (0.65%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 6 (3.87%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (2.58%) MCSE
3 3 (1.94%) ITIL Certification
3 3 (1.94%) PMI Certification
3 3 (1.94%) Degree
4 2 (1.29%) MCP
4 2 (1.29%) ISTQB
4 2 (1.29%) MCSA
4 2 (1.29%) ISEB
4 2 (1.29%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.65%) PMP
5 1 (0.65%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.52%) SLA
2 1 (0.65%) Solvency II
2 1 (0.65%) Data Quality
System Software
1 34 (21.94%) Active Directory
2 8 (5.16%) XenApp
3 7 (4.52%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (3.23%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.65%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 4 (2.58%) SCCM
2 3 (1.94%) AirWatch
3 2 (1.29%) ITRS Geneos
4 1 (0.65%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (0.65%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (0.65%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 98 (63.23%) Bloomberg
2 29 (18.71%) Citrix
3 25 (16.13%) Microsoft
4 22 (14.19%) Oracle
5 18 (11.61%) VMware
6 17 (10.97%) Cisco
7 14 (9.03%) HP
7 14 (9.03%) Red Hat
8 12 (7.74%) TIBCO
8 12 (7.74%) ION Trading
9 11 (7.10%) FactSet
10 9 (5.81%) MarketAxess
11 8 (5.16%) eSpeed
11 8 (5.16%) Currenex
12 5 (3.23%) Altiris
13 4 (2.58%) Yahoo!
13 4 (2.58%) Alcatel-Lucent
13 4 (2.58%) Apple
13 4 (2.58%) Dell
13 4 (2.58%) Wyse
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