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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Reuters
Rank 563 500 416
Rank change year-on-year
-63 -84
Contract jobs citing Reuters 70 110 174
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.20% 0.33%
As % of the Vendors category 0.27% 0.43% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 74 112
Average daily rate
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£450 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £178 £233 £174
10% offered a daily rate of more than £738 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £525 £375 £180
% change year-on-year
+40.00% +108.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Average hourly rate - £12.75 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -36.25%
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
25561 25504 24091
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 43.74% 45.65% 46.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 15156 14276 13340
Average daily rate £400 £383 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.57% -0.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1096 1113 1095
Average hourly rate £18.75 £19.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.31% -2.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £18.98 £19.30
% change year-on-year
-1.22% -1.64%

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 4 September 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 10 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 4 September 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 -43 66 £450 +12.50% 21
London -25 65 £450 +12.50% 19
City of London +8 21 £225 -35.71% 10
Scotland -12 2 - - 3
Stirling +9 1 - -
Isle of Man - 1 £300 -
Canary Wharf - 1 £450 -
Surrey - 1 - - 1
South East - 1 - - 2
Edinburgh - 1 - - 3

Reuters
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 September 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.

1 103 (68.21%) Bloomberg
2 84 (55.63%) Finance
3 77 (50.99%) Windows
4 55 (36.42%) Banking
5 45 (29.80%) Windows 7
6 39 (25.83%) MS Office
7 34 (22.52%) Blackberry
7 34 (22.52%) Project Management
8 33 (21.85%) Investment Banking
9 32 (21.19%) Citrix
10 30 (19.87%) MS Excel
11 29 (19.21%) SQL
12 28 (18.54%) Linux
12 28 (18.54%) Active Directory
13 26 (17.22%) Microsoft
14 25 (16.56%) UNIX
14 25 (16.56%) Front Office
15 24 (15.89%) TCP/IP
16 23 (15.23%) Investment Management
17 21 (13.91%) Oracle
18 20 (13.25%) ITIL
19 19 (12.58%) VMware
20 18 (11.92%) Service Management
20 18 (11.92%) Analytical Skills
21 17 (11.26%) iPad
22 16 (10.60%) HP
22 16 (10.60%) FIX Protocol
23 15 (9.93%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
24 14 (9.27%) VBA
24 14 (9.27%) Electronic Trading

Reuters
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 15 (9.93%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 7 (4.64%) MS Exchange
3 5 (3.31%) Lync
4 4 (2.65%) IBM Notes
5 3 (1.99%) Office Communications Server
6 2 (1.32%) Oracle Coherence
7 1 (0.66%) WorkSite
7 1 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 39 (25.83%) MS Office
2 30 (19.87%) MS Excel
3 4 (2.65%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (1.99%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (1.99%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.66%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.66%) Adobe Premiere
5 1 (0.66%) Adobe After Effects
5 1 (0.66%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 14 (9.27%) Eikon
2 12 (7.95%) RMDS
3 9 (5.96%) ION MarketView
4 5 (3.31%) Kondor+
5 4 (2.65%) Misys Midas
5 4 (2.65%) IntelliMatch
6 1 (0.66%) Summit
6 1 (0.66%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.66%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.66%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 24 (15.89%) TCP/IP
2 13 (8.61%) LAN
3 9 (5.96%) WAN
3 9 (5.96%) Firewall
3 9 (5.96%) DNS
3 9 (5.96%) Multicast
4 5 (3.31%) SSL
4 5 (3.31%) Cisco IPT
4 5 (3.31%) ISDN
5 4 (2.65%) Internet
5 4 (2.65%) PABX
6 3 (1.99%) Unified Communications
6 3 (1.99%) LDAP
6 3 (1.99%) DHCP
7 2 (1.32%) HTTP
7 2 (1.32%) Network Security
8 1 (0.66%) Junos
8 1 (0.66%) Cisco Nexus
8 1 (0.66%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 1 (0.66%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.31%) Oracle Database
2 4 (2.65%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.65%) MS Access
2 4 (2.65%) QlikView
3 2 (1.32%) DTS
4 1 (0.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.66%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (0.66%) Oracle BI EE
4 1 (0.66%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.66%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.66%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (1.32%) JIRA
2 1 (0.66%) JUnit
2 1 (0.66%) Maven
General
1 84 (55.63%) Finance
2 55 (36.42%) Banking
3 33 (21.85%) Investment Banking
4 25 (16.56%) Front Office
5 8 (5.30%) Financial Institution
6 7 (4.64%) Back Office
7 5 (3.31%) Legal
8 4 (2.65%) Marketing
9 3 (1.99%) Publishing
10 2 (1.32%) Retail
11 1 (0.66%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.66%) Corporate Banking
11 1 (0.66%) International Banking
11 1 (0.66%) Private Banking
11 1 (0.66%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.66%) Telecoms
11 1 (0.66%) Law
Job Titles
1 50 (33.11%) Analyst
2 19 (12.58%) Support Analyst
3 16 (10.60%) Desktop Support
4 14 (9.27%) Business Analyst
5 12 (7.95%) Programme Manager
5 12 (7.95%) Support Engineer
6 11 (7.28%) Project Manager
7 10 (6.62%) Desktop Engineer
7 10 (6.62%) Market Data Engineer
8 9 (5.96%) Desktop Analyst
9 8 (5.30%) Help Desk Engineer
9 8 (5.30%) Data Analyst
9 8 (5.30%) Desktop Support Analyst
10 7 (4.64%) Developer
11 6 (3.97%) Senior Analyst
12 5 (3.31%) Technical Manager
12 5 (3.31%) Technical Project Manager
13 4 (2.65%) 2nd Line Support
13 4 (2.65%) Administrator
13 4 (2.65%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (10.60%) FIX Protocol
2 4 (2.65%) .NET
3 3 (1.99%) XML
4 2 (1.32%) Web Services
4 2 (1.32%) HTML
4 2 (1.32%) TIBCO EMS
4 2 (1.32%) WPF
5 1 (0.66%) Gherkin
5 1 (0.66%) WCF
5 1 (0.66%) J2SE
5 1 (0.66%) Rendezvous
5 1 (0.66%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 34 (22.52%) Blackberry
2 18 (11.92%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (11.26%) iPad
4 13 (8.61%) Fixed Income
5 12 (7.95%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 8 (5.30%) Equities
6 8 (5.30%) Reference Data
6 8 (5.30%) iPhone
7 6 (3.97%) Derivative
7 6 (3.97%) PMI
7 6 (3.97%) Eurex
8 4 (2.65%) Market Risk
8 4 (2.65%) STB
8 4 (2.65%) iSeries
9 3 (1.99%) Hedge funds
10 2 (1.32%) SWIFT
10 2 (1.32%) Mobile App
10 2 (1.32%) BYOD
10 2 (1.32%) Data Centre
10 2 (1.32%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 77 (50.99%) Windows
2 45 (29.80%) Windows 7
3 28 (18.54%) Linux
4 25 (16.56%) UNIX
5 14 (9.27%) Windows Server 2008
6 11 (7.28%) Windows 8
7 8 (5.30%) Windows XP
8 7 (4.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (3.31%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (2.65%) Android
11 3 (1.99%) Windows Vista
12 2 (1.32%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.66%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (22.52%) Project Management
2 23 (15.23%) Investment Management
3 20 (13.25%) ITIL
4 18 (11.92%) Service Management
5 14 (9.27%) Electronic Trading
6 13 (8.61%) Risk Management
6 13 (8.61%) Asset Management
7 12 (7.95%) Migration
8 9 (5.96%) Change Management
8 9 (5.96%) Capacity Management
8 9 (5.96%) Low Latency
9 8 (5.30%) PRINCE2
9 8 (5.30%) Problem Management
10 6 (3.97%) Capacity Planning
11 5 (3.31%) Network Management
11 5 (3.31%) Performance Monitoring
11 5 (3.31%) Incident Management
12 4 (2.65%) Data Analysis
12 4 (2.65%) Wealth Management
12 4 (2.65%) People Management
Programming Languages
1 29 (19.21%) SQL
2 14 (9.27%) VBA
3 11 (7.28%) Perl
4 10 (6.62%) Python
5 9 (5.96%) PowerShell
6 7 (4.64%) Java
7 6 (3.97%) C#
8 3 (1.99%) C++
8 3 (1.99%) Shell Script
9 2 (1.32%) JavaScript
9 2 (1.32%) Ruby
9 2 (1.32%) VB
10 1 (0.66%) Scala
10 1 (0.66%) Lingo
Qualifications
1 6 (3.97%) PMI Certification
2 5 (3.31%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (2.65%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (1.99%) Degree
4 3 (1.99%) MCSE
5 1 (0.66%) MCSA
5 1 (0.66%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.66%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (0.66%) PMP
5 1 (0.66%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.64%) SLA
2 1 (0.66%) QA
2 1 (0.66%) Solvency II
2 1 (0.66%) Data Quality
System Software
1 28 (18.54%) Active Directory
2 8 (5.30%) XenApp
3 6 (3.97%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (3.31%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 5 (3.31%) SCCM
2 3 (1.99%) AirWatch
3 2 (1.32%) ITRS Geneos
4 1 (0.66%) ServiceCenter
4 1 (0.66%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 103 (68.21%) Bloomberg
2 32 (21.19%) Citrix
3 26 (17.22%) Microsoft
4 21 (13.91%) Oracle
5 19 (12.58%) VMware
6 16 (10.60%) HP
7 13 (8.61%) Cisco
8 10 (6.62%) ION Trading
9 8 (5.30%) FactSet
10 7 (4.64%) Red Hat
10 7 (4.64%) Apple
11 6 (3.97%) eSpeed
11 6 (3.97%) MarketAxess
11 6 (3.97%) Currenex
12 4 (2.65%) Wyse
12 4 (2.65%) Yahoo!
12 4 (2.65%) Altiris
12 4 (2.65%) Alcatel-Lucent
12 4 (2.65%) Lotus
12 4 (2.65%) Dell
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