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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Reuters
Rank 480 403 457
Rank change year-on-year
-77 +54
Contract jobs citing Reuters 115 176 140
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.20% 0.33% 0.24%
As % of the Vendors category 0.44% 0.70% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 115 78
Average daily rate
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£400 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £174 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £615 £625 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £180 £153
% change year-on-year
+108.33% +18.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 3
Average hourly rate £16.00 £18.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +20.00%
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
26028 25021 26921
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 46.18% 46.94% 46.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 14561 13847 13670
Average daily rate £385 £385 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.66%
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 £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1102 1116 1369
Average hourly rate £18.00 £19.50 £19.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -0.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £40.57 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.91
% change year-on-year
-10.25% -2.05%

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 22 August 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 13 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 22 August 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 -85 110 £400 -5.88% 24
London -38 105 £400 -10.11% 21
City of London -2 23 £350 -16.41% 10
Scotland -11 3 - -
Stirling - 2 - -
Buckinghamshire - - - - 1
Aylesbury - - - - 1
Edinburgh - - - -
Liverpool - - - -
Merseyside - - - -
North West - - - -
South East - - - - 2
Mayfair - - - -

Reuters
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 August 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.

1 165 (63.22%) Bloomberg
2 126 (48.28%) Finance
3 112 (42.91%) Windows
4 102 (39.08%) Banking
5 70 (26.82%) SQL
6 68 (26.05%) UNIX
6 68 (26.05%) Linux
7 66 (25.29%) Front Office
8 54 (20.69%) Fixed Income
9 53 (20.31%) Investment Banking
10 48 (18.39%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 47 (18.01%) Electronic Trading
12 46 (17.62%) Blackberry
13 45 (17.24%) MS Office
13 45 (17.24%) Windows 7
14 44 (16.86%) TIBCO
15 43 (16.48%) Rendezvous
16 41 (15.71%) Oracle
17 40 (15.33%) Java
18 38 (14.56%) Project Management
19 37 (14.18%) Citrix
20 36 (13.79%) Active Directory
20 36 (13.79%) Microsoft
20 36 (13.79%) MarketAxess
21 34 (13.03%) Red Hat
21 34 (13.03%) Perl
22 33 (12.64%) Low Latency
23 32 (12.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
23 32 (12.26%) Firewall
24 31 (11.88%) MS Excel

Reuters
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 16 (6.13%) IBM Notes
2 11 (4.21%) MS Exchange
2 11 (4.21%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 8 (3.07%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (2.30%) WebLogic
4 6 (2.30%) WebSphere
5 4 (1.53%) SharePoint
5 4 (1.53%) Lync
6 3 (1.15%) Confluence
7 2 (0.77%) Oracle Coherence
8 1 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 45 (17.24%) MS Office
2 31 (11.88%) MS Excel
3 8 (3.07%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (1.53%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (1.15%) MS Project
6 1 (0.38%) Adobe Captivate
6 1 (0.38%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 29 (11.11%) RMDS
2 14 (5.36%) Eikon
3 11 (4.21%) Markit EDM
4 6 (2.30%) LatentZero
4 6 (2.30%) Murex MxG2000
4 6 (2.30%) ION MarketView
5 5 (1.92%) Oracle iProcurement
6 3 (1.15%) 3000 Xtra
6 3 (1.15%) Eagle PACE
6 3 (1.15%) Dynamics CRM
6 3 (1.15%) Kondor+
6 3 (1.15%) Sentinel
7 2 (0.77%) Tesseract
7 2 (0.77%) Minerva
7 2 (0.77%) SunGard Stream Clearvision
8 1 (0.38%) Temenos T24
8 1 (0.38%) SimCorp Dimension
8 1 (0.38%) LongView
8 1 (0.38%) MultiFonds
8 1 (0.38%) FLEXCUBE
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.38%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 32 (12.26%) Firewall
2 27 (10.34%) Multicast
3 14 (5.36%) VPN
4 13 (4.98%) TCP/IP
5 8 (3.07%) DNS
5 8 (3.07%) DHCP
5 8 (3.07%) FTP
6 7 (2.68%) HTTP
7 6 (2.30%) Internet
8 5 (1.92%) 3G
8 5 (1.92%) SSL
8 5 (1.92%) PSTN
8 5 (1.92%) IP Telephony
9 4 (1.53%) Wireless
9 4 (1.53%) WAN
9 4 (1.53%) LAN
10 3 (1.15%) Cisco Nexus
11 2 (0.77%) SSH
11 2 (0.77%) Network Security
11 2 (0.77%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (8.81%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.53%) Relational Database
3 3 (1.15%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (1.15%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (1.15%) NoSQL
4 2 (0.77%) Oracle Database 10g
4 2 (0.77%) Oracle Database
4 2 (0.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (0.77%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.38%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.38%) Spotfire
5 1 (0.38%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.38%) SQL Server 7
5 1 (0.38%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (0.38%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (0.38%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.38%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.38%) MS Access
5 1 (0.38%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.38%) DTS
Development Applications
1 7 (2.68%) Eclipse
1 7 (2.68%) JUnit
2 4 (1.53%) JIRA
3 3 (1.15%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 2 (0.77%) IntelliJ
5 1 (0.38%) MSI
General
1 126 (48.28%) Finance
2 102 (39.08%) Banking
3 66 (25.29%) Front Office
4 53 (20.31%) Investment Banking
5 28 (10.73%) Financial Institution
6 14 (5.36%) Back Office
7 7 (2.68%) Legal
8 5 (1.92%) Telecoms
9 4 (1.53%) French Language
10 3 (1.15%) Private Banking
11 2 (0.77%) Law
11 2 (0.77%) German Language
11 2 (0.77%) International Banking
12 1 (0.38%) Corporate Banking
12 1 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.38%) Retail
12 1 (0.38%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 73 (27.97%) Analyst
2 45 (17.24%) Developer
3 35 (13.41%) Applications Support
4 28 (10.73%) Support Analyst
5 25 (9.58%) Support Engineer
6 24 (9.20%) Business Analyst
7 23 (8.81%) Desktop Support
8 22 (8.43%) Linux Support
9 20 (7.66%) Java Developer
10 14 (5.36%) Data Analyst
11 10 (3.83%) 1st Line Support
11 10 (3.83%) Desktop Engineer
11 10 (3.83%) 1st Line Support Analyst
12 9 (3.45%) Market Data Analyst
12 9 (3.45%) Market Analyst
12 9 (3.45%) Market Data Engineer
12 9 (3.45%) Applications Support Analyst
12 9 (3.45%) Administrator
12 9 (3.45%) Consultant
13 8 (3.07%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (16.48%) Rendezvous
2 16 (6.13%) .NET
2 16 (6.13%) XML
3 11 (4.21%) XSLT
4 10 (3.83%) Spring
5 9 (3.45%) WPF
6 8 (3.07%) Hibernate
7 7 (2.68%) JMS
8 6 (2.30%) JNI
8 6 (2.30%) Spring Integration
8 6 (2.30%) Java SE
8 6 (2.30%) Java EE
8 6 (2.30%) Murex Flex
9 5 (1.92%) Murex MxML
10 4 (1.53%) XMPP
11 3 (1.15%) WCF
11 3 (1.15%) WinForms
12 2 (0.77%) Web Services
13 1 (0.38%) REST
13 1 (0.38%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 54 (20.69%) Fixed Income
2 48 (18.39%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 46 (17.62%) Blackberry
4 25 (9.58%) Hedge funds
5 24 (9.20%) Equities
6 17 (6.51%) Derivative
7 12 (4.60%) Reference Data
8 7 (2.68%) Data Integration
8 7 (2.68%) Equity Derivative
9 5 (1.92%) Market Risk
9 5 (1.92%) Fat Client
9 5 (1.92%) Computer Science
9 5 (1.92%) Thin Client
10 4 (1.53%) Client/Server
10 4 (1.53%) Smartcard
10 4 (1.53%) Mathematics
10 4 (1.53%) Smartphone
10 4 (1.53%) Credit Risk
11 3 (1.15%) SWIFT
12 2 (0.77%) CLARiiON
Operating Systems
1 112 (42.91%) Windows
2 68 (26.05%) UNIX
2 68 (26.05%) Linux
3 45 (17.24%) Windows 7
4 32 (12.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 14 (5.36%) Windows XP
6 6 (2.30%) Mac OS X
7 5 (1.92%) Solaris
8 4 (1.53%) Windows Vista
9 3 (1.15%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.38%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.38%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.38%) AIX
10 1 (0.38%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (18.01%) Electronic Trading
2 38 (14.56%) Project Management
3 33 (12.64%) Low Latency
4 29 (11.11%) Change Management
5 24 (9.20%) Capacity Management
6 19 (7.28%) Data Management
6 19 (7.28%) ITIL
7 16 (6.13%) Migration
8 15 (5.75%) Multithreading
9 13 (4.98%) Data Analysis
10 12 (4.60%) User Acceptance Testing
10 12 (4.60%) Asset Management
11 11 (4.21%) Service Delivery
12 10 (3.83%) Agile Software Development
12 10 (3.83%) Incident Management
13 9 (3.45%) Integration Testing
13 9 (3.45%) CRM
14 8 (3.07%) Investment Management
15 7 (2.68%) Risk Management
16 6 (2.30%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 70 (26.82%) SQL
2 40 (15.33%) Java
3 34 (13.03%) Perl
4 28 (10.73%) Python
5 21 (8.05%) C#
6 12 (4.60%) C++
7 7 (2.68%) PowerShell
7 7 (2.68%) Shell Script
7 7 (2.68%) PL/SQL
8 6 (2.30%) VB
8 6 (2.30%) VBA
9 4 (1.53%) VBScript
9 4 (1.53%) C-shell
9 4 (1.53%) Bash Shell
10 3 (1.15%) C++/CLI
10 3 (1.15%) T-SQL
10 3 (1.15%) VC++
11 2 (0.77%) Korn
12 1 (0.38%) SPARQL
12 1 (0.38%) C
Qualifications
1 12 (4.60%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (4.21%) Degree
2 11 (4.21%) MCP
3 6 (2.30%) MCDST
4 5 (1.92%) MCITP
5 4 (1.53%) MCSE
5 4 (1.53%) A+ Certification
6 3 (1.15%) ACCA
6 3 (1.15%) MCSA
6 3 (1.15%) MOS
6 3 (1.15%) CIMA
7 1 (0.38%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.38%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.83%) SLA
2 1 (0.38%) EMIR
System Software
1 36 (13.79%) Active Directory
2 12 (4.60%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (3.45%) XenApp
4 4 (1.53%) Terminal Server
5 1 (0.38%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.38%) vSphere
5 1 (0.38%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (0.38%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.38%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 10 (3.83%) SCCM
2 5 (1.92%) DameWare
3 2 (0.77%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (0.77%) Control-M
3 2 (0.77%) BMC Marimba
4 1 (0.38%) ITRS Geneos
4 1 (0.38%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 165 (63.22%) Bloomberg
2 44 (16.86%) TIBCO
3 41 (15.71%) Oracle
4 37 (14.18%) Citrix
5 36 (13.79%) Microsoft
5 36 (13.79%) MarketAxess
6 34 (13.03%) Red Hat
7 28 (10.73%) Fidessa
8 24 (9.20%) eSpeed
9 17 (6.51%) Sybase
10 16 (6.13%) Lotus
10 16 (6.13%) VMware
11 13 (4.98%) CQG
12 11 (4.21%) Cisco
12 11 (4.21%) Murex
13 8 (3.07%) ION Trading
13 8 (3.07%) Remedy
13 8 (3.07%) F5
13 8 (3.07%) RIMES
14 7 (2.68%) Speakerbus
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