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 18 December 2014 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Reuters
Rank 500 419 396
Rank change year-on-year
-81 -23
Contract jobs citing Reuters 108 153 148
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.20% 0.30% 0.30%
As % of the Vendors category 0.43% 0.64% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 90 105
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£375 £475 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.05% +26.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £128 £192 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £475 £305
% change year-on-year
-33.68% +55.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 3
Average hourly rate £17.00 £14.75 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.29% -35.89%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £10.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year
- -40.19%

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
25061 23943 23772
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.31% 46.33% 47.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 14926 13599 12338
Average daily rate £388 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £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 1175 1125 1406
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.95 £36.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -10.52%

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 18 December 2014.

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 20 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 18 December 2014. 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
England -74 105 £378 -24.50% 21
London -25 96 £400 -20.00% 16
City of London +9 38 £301 +20.50% 7
Birmingham - 6 £348 -
West Midlands - 6 £348 -
Docklands, London +16 2 - -
Scotland - 1 - -
Stirling - 1 - -
Woking - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - - 1
Surrey - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
Milton Keynes - - - -
St Albans - - - - 1
East of England - - - - 1
Mayfair - - - -
Midlands - - - -
South East - - - - 4
Aylesbury - - - -

Reuters
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, 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.

1 152 (66.96%) Bloomberg
2 118 (51.98%) Windows
3 105 (46.26%) Finance
4 78 (34.36%) Windows 7
5 71 (31.28%) Banking
6 55 (24.23%) MS Office
7 51 (22.47%) SQL
8 49 (21.59%) Microsoft
9 48 (21.15%) UNIX
10 47 (20.70%) Citrix
11 44 (19.38%) Blackberry
11 44 (19.38%) Linux
12 43 (18.94%) Front Office
13 41 (18.06%) Active Directory
14 36 (15.86%) Investment Banking
15 35 (15.42%) MS Excel
16 33 (14.54%) Cisco
16 33 (14.54%) Fixed Income
17 32 (14.10%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 32 (14.10%) FIX Protocol
18 31 (13.66%) Electronic Trading
19 29 (12.78%) Perl
20 28 (12.33%) Oracle
21 23 (10.13%) Microsoft Certification
21 23 (10.13%) SQL Server
21 23 (10.13%) Java
22 22 (9.69%) ITIL
22 22 (9.69%) Windows XP
22 22 (9.69%) Eikon
23 20 (8.81%) Fidessa

Reuters
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, 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 17 (7.49%) Lync
2 15 (6.61%) SharePoint
2 15 (6.61%) MS Exchange
3 13 (5.73%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 9 (3.96%) IBM Notes
5 8 (3.52%) WebLogic
5 8 (3.52%) WebSphere
6 6 (2.64%) Exchange Server 2010
7 5 (2.20%) Exchange Server 2007
8 3 (1.32%) Confluence
8 3 (1.32%) WorkSite
9 2 (0.88%) Oracle Coherence
10 1 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (0.44%) IIS
Applications
1 55 (24.23%) MS Office
2 35 (15.42%) MS Excel
3 6 (2.64%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.88%) MS Project
5 1 (0.44%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 22 (9.69%) Eikon
2 17 (7.49%) RMDS
3 8 (3.52%) Murex MxG2000
4 4 (1.76%) Markit EDM
5 3 (1.32%) Dynamics CRM
5 3 (1.32%) Oracle iProcurement
5 3 (1.32%) 3000 Xtra
6 2 (0.88%) LatentZero
6 2 (0.88%) ION MarketView
7 1 (0.44%) Khalix
7 1 (0.44%) Adaptiv
7 1 (0.44%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.44%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (8.37%) Firewall
2 16 (7.05%) DHCP
2 16 (7.05%) FTP
2 16 (7.05%) TCP/IP
2 16 (7.05%) DNS
3 13 (5.73%) Multicast
4 12 (5.29%) Internet
5 10 (4.41%) Wireless
6 8 (3.52%) Wireshark
7 6 (2.64%) VPN
7 6 (2.64%) LAN
8 5 (2.20%) WAN
8 5 (2.20%) SAN
9 4 (1.76%) NAS
9 4 (1.76%) Cisco IPT
10 3 (1.32%) LDAP
10 3 (1.32%) PSTN
10 3 (1.32%) IP Telephony
11 2 (0.88%) SSH
12 1 (0.44%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (10.13%) SQL Server
2 11 (4.85%) Relational Database
3 9 (3.96%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (2.20%) NoSQL
5 3 (1.32%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (0.88%) RDBMS
6 2 (0.88%) KDB
6 2 (0.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.44%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.44%) MS Access
7 1 (0.44%) MySQL
7 1 (0.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (2.20%) JIRA
2 3 (1.32%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 3 (1.32%) Ant
2 3 (1.32%) Maven
3 2 (0.88%) IntelliJ
3 2 (0.88%) Eclipse
4 1 (0.44%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.44%) Hudson
4 1 (0.44%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.44%) CruiseControl
4 1 (0.44%) Subversion
General
1 105 (46.26%) Finance
2 71 (31.28%) Banking
3 43 (18.94%) Front Office
4 36 (15.86%) Investment Banking
5 16 (7.05%) Financial Institution
6 14 (6.17%) Back Office
7 13 (5.73%) Legal
8 3 (1.32%) Telecoms
9 2 (0.88%) Law
9 2 (0.88%) Retail
9 2 (0.88%) French Language
10 1 (0.44%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.44%) Private Banking
10 1 (0.44%) Marketing
10 1 (0.44%) Advertising
10 1 (0.44%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 65 (28.63%) Analyst
2 39 (17.18%) Support Analyst
3 29 (12.78%) Desktop Support
4 28 (12.33%) Applications Support
5 27 (11.89%) Support Engineer
6 24 (10.57%) Developer
7 20 (8.81%) Desktop Engineer
8 16 (7.05%) Market Data Engineer
9 15 (6.61%) Java Developer
10 14 (6.17%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 13 (5.73%) Consultant
12 12 (5.29%) Help Desk Support
12 12 (5.29%) Help Desk Analyst
12 12 (5.29%) 1st Line Support
13 11 (4.85%) Applications Support Analyst
14 10 (4.41%) Help Desk Support Analyst
14 10 (4.41%) Business Analyst
15 9 (3.96%) Linux Support
16 8 (3.52%) 1st Line Support Analyst
16 8 (3.52%) Messaging Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (14.10%) FIX Protocol
2 17 (7.49%) Rendezvous
3 15 (6.61%) XMPP
4 12 (5.29%) Spring
4 12 (5.29%) Hibernate
5 10 (4.41%) XML
6 9 (3.96%) .NET
7 8 (3.52%) JMS
7 8 (3.52%) Java EE
7 8 (3.52%) Murex Flex
7 8 (3.52%) Spring Integration
8 7 (3.08%) Java SE
8 7 (3.08%) XSLT
8 7 (3.08%) JNI
9 4 (1.76%) WinForms
10 3 (1.32%) WCF
10 3 (1.32%) WPF
10 3 (1.32%) Web Services
11 2 (0.88%) J2EE
11 2 (0.88%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 44 (19.38%) Blackberry
2 33 (14.54%) Fixed Income
3 32 (14.10%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 19 (8.37%) Equities
5 16 (7.05%) Thin Client
5 16 (7.05%) Hedge funds
5 16 (7.05%) Analytical Skills
5 16 (7.05%) Fat Client
6 11 (4.85%) iPad
7 10 (4.41%) Smartcard
7 10 (4.41%) Reference Data
7 10 (4.41%) Smartphone
8 8 (3.52%) Derivative
8 8 (3.52%) iPhone
8 8 (3.52%) Mobile App
9 6 (2.64%) Client/Server
10 5 (2.20%) Mathematics
10 5 (2.20%) Credit Risk
10 5 (2.20%) Market Risk
11 4 (1.76%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 118 (51.98%) Windows
2 78 (34.36%) Windows 7
3 48 (21.15%) UNIX
4 44 (19.38%) Linux
5 22 (9.69%) Windows XP
6 18 (7.93%) Windows Server 2008
7 15 (6.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 11 (4.85%) Windows 8
9 10 (4.41%) Windows Vista
10 9 (3.96%) Windows Server 2003
11 7 (3.08%) Windows Server 2012
11 7 (3.08%) Apple iOS
12 5 (2.20%) Solaris
12 5 (2.20%) Mac OS X
13 3 (1.32%) SUSE
14 2 (0.88%) Windows Phone
15 1 (0.44%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (13.66%) Electronic Trading
2 22 (9.69%) ITIL
3 18 (7.93%) Migration
4 16 (7.05%) Low Latency
5 13 (5.73%) Agile Software Development
6 12 (5.29%) Change Management
6 12 (5.29%) Project Management
7 11 (4.85%) CRM
7 11 (4.85%) Service Delivery
8 10 (4.41%) Capacity Management
8 10 (4.41%) Incident Management
9 9 (3.96%) Risk Management
9 9 (3.96%) Data Management
10 7 (3.08%) Mentoring
10 7 (3.08%) Business Analysis
10 7 (3.08%) Multithreading
10 7 (3.08%) E-Commerce
10 7 (3.08%) PRINCE2
11 6 (2.64%) Disaster Recovery
11 6 (2.64%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 51 (22.47%) SQL
2 29 (12.78%) Perl
3 23 (10.13%) Java
4 18 (7.93%) Python
5 16 (7.05%) C#
6 13 (5.73%) C++
7 12 (5.29%) PowerShell
8 11 (4.85%) Shell Script
9 7 (3.08%) VBA
10 5 (2.20%) VBScript
11 4 (1.76%) Bash Shell
12 3 (1.32%) Korn
12 3 (1.32%) C++/CLI
12 3 (1.32%) VC++
13 2 (0.88%) JavaScript
13 2 (0.88%) Groovy
13 2 (0.88%) Scala
14 1 (0.44%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 23 (10.13%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (4.85%) MCP
2 11 (4.85%) MCSE
3 10 (4.41%) A+ Certification
3 10 (4.41%) MCDST
3 10 (4.41%) MCITP
4 8 (3.52%) MCSA
5 4 (1.76%) ISEB
5 4 (1.76%) Degree
5 4 (1.76%) ISTQB
6 3 (1.32%) ACCA
6 3 (1.32%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 3 (1.32%) CIMA
7 2 (0.88%) CCNP
7 2 (0.88%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (0.88%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.44%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.08%) SLA
2 1 (0.44%) QA
System Software
1 41 (18.06%) Active Directory
2 16 (7.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (3.96%) Hyper-V
4 8 (3.52%) XenApp
5 5 (2.20%) Xen
5 5 (2.20%) VMware Workstation
6 4 (1.76%) Terminal Server
6 4 (1.76%) Terminal Services
6 4 (1.76%) MetaFrame
6 4 (1.76%) VMware Server
7 2 (0.88%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.44%) vSphere
8 1 (0.44%) NFS
8 1 (0.44%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.44%) Samba
Systems Management
1 12 (5.29%) SCCM
2 5 (2.20%) SCVMM
3 4 (1.76%) NetBackup
3 4 (1.76%) WSUS
4 2 (0.88%) SCOM
4 2 (0.88%) BMC Marimba
5 1 (0.44%) Red Hat Spacewalk
5 1 (0.44%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.44%) DameWare
Vendors
1 152 (66.96%) Bloomberg
2 49 (21.59%) Microsoft
3 47 (20.70%) Citrix
4 33 (14.54%) Cisco
5 28 (12.33%) Oracle
6 20 (8.81%) Fidessa
6 20 (8.81%) TIBCO
7 19 (8.37%) VMware
8 18 (7.93%) CQG
8 18 (7.93%) Red Hat
9 14 (6.17%) Sybase
9 14 (6.17%) MarketAxess
10 13 (5.73%) HP
11 10 (4.41%) eSpeed
11 10 (4.41%) Murex
12 9 (3.96%) Adobe
12 9 (3.96%) Lotus
13 7 (3.08%) FactSet
14 6 (2.64%) Tradeweb
14 6 (2.64%) Speakerbus
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