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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Reuters over the 3 months to 26 May 2016 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.

3 months to
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Reuters
Rank 537 556 469
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -87
Contract jobs citing Reuters 111 71 146
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.21% 0.13% 0.28%
As % of the Vendors category 0.46% 0.29% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 51 82
Median daily rate £463 £350 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.14% -26.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £170 £229
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £600 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £128 £475
% change year-on-year
+272.54% -73.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 9
Median hourly rate £21.34 £18.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.55% +2.85%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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
23973 24332 23498
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 44.60% 44.84% 44.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 14778 14069 13321
Median daily rate £405 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.25% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £251 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £568 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.40% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 789 1123 1038
Median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £17.58
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%

Reuters
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Reuters as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 26 May 2016.

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 15 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Reuters within the UK over the 3 months to 26 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +33 110 £475 +28.90% 15
London +14 85 £415 +12.61% 15
South East - 19 £500 -
Surrey - 18 £500 -
City of London +26 13 £495 +90.38% 6
North West - 3 £450 -
Leeds - 3 - -
West Yorkshire - 3 - -
Yorkshire - 3 - -
Cheshire - 2 £450 -
Canary Wharf +6 1 £240 -52.00%
Kent - 1 - -
Manchester - 1 £425 -
Windsor - 1 - -
Berkshire - 1 - -

Reuters
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Reuters also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Reuters.

1 150 (70.09%) Bloomberg
2 96 (44.86%) Finance
3 76 (35.51%) Windows
4 62 (28.97%) Microsoft
5 59 (27.57%) Front Office
6 51 (23.83%) Banking
7 48 (22.43%) SQL Server
8 46 (21.50%) SQL
9 45 (21.03%) Fixed Income
10 43 (20.09%) RMDS
11 42 (19.63%) Windows 7
12 40 (18.69%) Asset Management
12 40 (18.69%) Active Directory
13 38 (17.76%) MS Office
13 38 (17.76%) MS Excel
14 36 (16.82%) Analytical Skills
15 34 (15.89%) Oracle
15 34 (15.89%) VMware
16 33 (15.42%) Unix
16 33 (15.42%) TIBCO
17 32 (14.95%) Rendezvous
17 32 (14.95%) C#
17 32 (14.95%) Electronic Trading
18 31 (14.49%) ION Trading
18 31 (14.49%) Investment Banking
19 30 (14.02%) Blackberry
20 28 (13.08%) Citrix
21 27 (12.62%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
21 27 (12.62%) .NET
21 27 (12.62%) Linux

Reuters
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 14 (6.54%) MS Exchange
2 11 (5.14%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 9 (4.21%) SharePoint
4 7 (3.27%) Confluence
5 5 (2.34%) IBM Notes
5 5 (2.34%) Skype for Business
6 4 (1.87%) Oracle Workflow
7 3 (1.40%) WebSphere
8 2 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (0.93%) WebSphere Application Server
9 1 (0.47%) Apache
9 1 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.47%) IIS
9 1 (0.47%) JBoss
9 1 (0.47%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.47%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.47%) WebLogic
Applications
1 38 (17.76%) MS Excel
1 38 (17.76%) MS Office
2 19 (8.88%) MS Visio
3 5 (2.34%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 43 (20.09%) RMDS
2 17 (7.94%) Eikon
3 14 (6.54%) ION MarketView
4 11 (5.14%) Markit EDM
5 4 (1.87%) Finacle
6 3 (1.40%) Kondor
7 2 (0.93%) TradeThru
8 1 (0.47%) Murex MxG2000
8 1 (0.47%) Summit
8 1 (0.47%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.40%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (1.40%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (0.93%) Office 365
3 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 12 (5.61%) SAN
2 10 (4.67%) TCP/IP
3 9 (4.21%) WAN
4 8 (3.74%) SSL
5 7 (3.27%) Multicast
6 6 (2.80%) Firewall
6 6 (2.80%) Internet
6 6 (2.80%) LAN
7 5 (2.34%) NAS
7 5 (2.34%) WebEx
8 4 (1.87%) DNS
8 4 (1.87%) Skype
8 4 (1.87%) VPN
9 3 (1.40%) DHCP
9 3 (1.40%) VoIP
10 2 (0.93%) Cisco IOS
11 1 (0.47%) Fibre Channel
11 1 (0.47%) iSCSI
11 1 (0.47%) NetScaler
11 1 (0.47%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (22.43%) SQL Server
2 10 (4.67%) Crystal Reports
2 10 (4.67%) Oracle BI EE
3 3 (1.40%) Big Data
3 3 (1.40%) Hadoop
3 3 (1.40%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (1.40%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (0.93%) KDB
4 2 (0.93%) RDBMS
4 2 (0.93%) Relational Database
4 2 (0.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.47%) Cognos Framework Manager
5 1 (0.47%) Data Mart
5 1 (0.47%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 24 (11.21%) Visual Studio
2 23 (10.75%) NUnit
3 15 (7.01%) JIRA
4 6 (2.80%) ClearCase
4 6 (2.80%) ClearQuest
4 6 (2.80%) Subversion
5 4 (1.87%) JUnit
6 2 (0.93%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (0.47%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 96 (44.86%) Finance
2 59 (27.57%) Front Office
3 51 (23.83%) Banking
4 31 (14.49%) Investment Banking
5 9 (4.21%) Legal
5 9 (4.21%) Retail
6 5 (2.34%) Retail Banking
6 5 (2.34%) Telecoms
7 4 (1.87%) Law
8 3 (1.40%) Back Office
8 3 (1.40%) Financial Institution
8 3 (1.40%) Spanish Language
9 1 (0.47%) Marketing
9 1 (0.47%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 78 (36.45%) Analyst
2 39 (18.22%) Developer
3 30 (14.02%) Desktop Support
4 27 (12.62%) Support Analyst
5 23 (10.75%) Electronic Trading Developer
6 22 (10.28%) Business Analyst
7 21 (9.81%) C# Developer
8 19 (8.88%) C# Developer - Electronic Trading
9 18 (8.41%) .NET Developer
10 16 (7.48%) C# .NET Developer
10 16 (7.48%) Support Engineer
10 16 (7.48%) UX Developer
11 15 (7.01%) C# WPF Developer
11 15 (7.01%) WPF Developer
12 14 (6.54%) Applications Support
13 13 (6.07%) Data Business Analyst
14 12 (5.61%) Data Analyst
14 12 (5.61%) Desktop Analyst
14 12 (5.61%) XAML Developer
15 11 (5.14%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (14.95%) Rendezvous
2 27 (12.62%) .NET
3 20 (9.35%) WPF
4 13 (6.07%) XML
5 12 (5.61%) FIX Protocol
6 10 (4.67%) FpML
7 5 (2.34%) RFC 822
8 3 (1.40%) Reactive Extensions
9 2 (0.93%) ASP.NET
9 2 (0.93%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 2 (0.93%) CSS
9 2 (0.93%) HTML
9 2 (0.93%) jQuery
9 2 (0.93%) JSON
9 2 (0.93%) Middleware
9 2 (0.93%) Web Services
9 2 (0.93%) WebSphere MQ
10 1 (0.47%) Hibernate
10 1 (0.47%) JNI
10 1 (0.47%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 45 (21.03%) Fixed Income
2 36 (16.82%) Analytical Skills
3 30 (14.02%) Blackberry
4 27 (12.62%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 25 (11.68%) User Experience
6 16 (7.48%) iPhone
7 14 (6.54%) Video Conferencing
8 13 (6.07%) Derivative
8 13 (6.07%) Equities
9 12 (5.61%) SWIFT
10 10 (4.67%) iPad
11 9 (4.21%) Data Centre
11 9 (4.21%) Reference Data
12 8 (3.74%) Enterprise Software
12 8 (3.74%) Equity Derivative
13 7 (3.27%) Hedge funds
14 5 (2.34%) HP Storage
15 4 (1.87%) Eurex
16 3 (1.40%) BYOD
16 3 (1.40%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 76 (35.51%) Windows
2 42 (19.63%) Windows 7
3 33 (15.42%) Unix
4 27 (12.62%) Linux
5 25 (11.68%) Windows Server
6 22 (10.28%) Windows XP
7 11 (5.14%) Windows Server 2008
8 8 (3.74%) Windows Server 2003
8 8 (3.74%) Windows Server 2012
9 7 (3.27%) Android
10 6 (2.80%) Apple iOS
10 6 (2.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 5 (2.34%) AIX
11 5 (2.34%) Windows 8
12 4 (1.87%) Windows 10
13 3 (1.40%) Solaris
14 1 (0.47%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.47%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (18.69%) Asset Management
2 32 (14.95%) Electronic Trading
3 25 (11.68%) Investment Management
3 25 (11.68%) ITIL
3 25 (11.68%) MVVM
4 21 (9.81%) Agile Software Development
5 20 (9.35%) Problem Management
5 20 (9.35%) Project Management
6 19 (8.88%) Migration
7 16 (7.48%) Change Management
8 14 (6.54%) Disaster Recovery
9 12 (5.61%) Portfolio Management
10 11 (5.14%) Change Control
10 11 (5.14%) Fund Accounting
10 11 (5.14%) Incident Management
10 11 (5.14%) Low Latency
10 11 (5.14%) Validation
11 9 (4.21%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
11 9 (4.21%) GAP Analysis
11 9 (4.21%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 46 (21.50%) SQL
2 32 (14.95%) C#
3 20 (9.35%) XAML
4 18 (8.41%) Perl
5 14 (6.54%) Python
5 14 (6.54%) VBA
6 11 (5.14%) Java
6 11 (5.14%) PowerShell
7 8 (3.74%) T-SQL
8 7 (3.27%) C++
9 3 (1.40%) MATLAB
9 3 (1.40%) Shell Script
10 2 (0.93%) Bash Shell
10 2 (0.93%) JavaScript
10 2 (0.93%) VB
11 1 (0.47%) C
Qualifications
1 13 (6.07%) ISEB
2 10 (4.67%) Degree
2 10 (4.67%) Microsoft Certification
3 8 (3.74%) ITIL Certification
4 7 (3.27%) MCSA
4 7 (3.27%) MCSE
5 5 (2.34%) CCNA
5 5 (2.34%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (1.87%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (0.93%) MCP
8 1 (0.47%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.47%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.21%) Data Quality
2 7 (3.27%) SLA
3 1 (0.47%) AIFMD
3 1 (0.47%) EMIR
3 1 (0.47%) MiFID
3 1 (0.47%) QA
3 1 (0.47%) Solvency II
System Software
1 40 (18.69%) Active Directory
2 21 (9.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (3.74%) Microsoft App-V
4 4 (1.87%) Xen
5 3 (1.40%) Oracle RAC
5 3 (1.40%) VMware Workstation
6 2 (0.93%) Samba
6 2 (0.93%) Sendmail
7 1 (0.47%) MetaFrame
7 1 (0.47%) NFS
Systems Management
1 21 (9.81%) SCCM
2 2 (0.93%) BladeLogic
2 2 (0.93%) BMC PATROL
2 2 (0.93%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 1 (0.47%) Backup Exec
3 1 (0.47%) Thomson Reuters DACS
Vendors
1 150 (70.09%) Bloomberg
2 62 (28.97%) Microsoft
3 34 (15.89%) Oracle
3 34 (15.89%) VMware
4 33 (15.42%) TIBCO
5 31 (14.49%) ION Trading
6 28 (13.08%) Citrix
7 25 (11.68%) HP
8 20 (9.35%) FactSet
9 19 (8.88%) Cisco
10 15 (7.01%) Charles River
11 11 (5.14%) Sybase
12 9 (4.21%) Dell
13 8 (3.74%) DataSynapse
13 8 (3.74%) Intel Security
14 7 (3.27%) Fidessa
15 6 (2.80%) eSpeed
15 6 (2.80%) iManage
15 6 (2.80%) Red Hat
16 5 (2.34%) Polycom
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