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 3 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
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Reuters
Rank 535 564 486
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -78
Contract jobs citing Reuters 112 76 144
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.20% 0.14% 0.26%
As % of the Vendors category 0.45% 0.30% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 56 80
Median daily rate £378 £369 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.44% -15.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £140 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £608 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £124 £475
% change year-on-year
+283.06% -73.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 8
Median hourly rate £20.67 - £17.50
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
24634 25278 24936
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 44.30% 45.29% 45.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 15133 14378 14020
Median daily rate £400 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 799 1102 1080
Median hourly rate £19.50 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.96 £11.15 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.75 £42.00 £40.00
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 3 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 12 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 3 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 +16 110 £400 +6.66% 11
London +8 103 £375 -3.22% 11
City of London +21 16 £378 +45.19% 7
Surrey - 5 £540 -
South East - 5 £540 -
Yorkshire - 1 - -
North West - 1 £450 -
Glasgow - 1 £100 - 1
Scotland - 1 £100 - 1
Leeds - 1 - -
West Yorkshire - 1 - -
Cheshire - 1 £450 -

Reuters
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 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.

1 148 (71.84%) Bloomberg
2 102 (49.51%) Finance
3 81 (39.32%) Windows
4 60 (29.13%) Microsoft
5 59 (28.64%) Banking
6 56 (27.18%) Front Office
7 48 (23.30%) Windows 7
8 44 (21.36%) Fixed Income
9 43 (20.87%) SQL Server
10 42 (20.39%) MS Office
11 40 (19.42%) RMDS
12 39 (18.93%) Active Directory
13 38 (18.45%) MS Excel
14 35 (16.99%) Unix
14 35 (16.99%) Blackberry
15 33 (16.02%) SQL
15 33 (16.02%) Investment Banking
15 33 (16.02%) Analytical Skills
16 32 (15.53%) VMware
17 31 (15.05%) C#
17 31 (15.05%) Oracle
17 31 (15.05%) Asset Management
18 30 (14.56%) TIBCO
19 29 (14.08%) Rendezvous
19 29 (14.08%) Electronic Trading
20 28 (13.59%) Citrix
20 28 (13.59%) ITIL
20 28 (13.59%) ION Trading
21 26 (12.62%) .NET
21 26 (12.62%) Windows XP

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 15 (7.28%) MS Exchange
2 13 (6.31%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 10 (4.85%) IBM Notes
3 10 (4.85%) SharePoint
4 6 (2.91%) Skype for Business
5 4 (1.94%) Oracle Workflow
6 3 (1.46%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (1.46%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (1.46%) WebSphere
7 2 (0.97%) Apache
7 2 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (0.97%) IIS
7 2 (0.97%) JBoss
7 2 (0.97%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.97%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (0.49%) WebLogic
Applications
1 42 (20.39%) MS Office
2 38 (18.45%) MS Excel
3 9 (4.37%) MS Visio
4 4 (1.94%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (1.94%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 40 (19.42%) RMDS
2 19 (9.22%) Eikon
3 14 (6.80%) ION MarketView
4 11 (5.34%) Markit EDM
5 6 (2.91%) TradeThru
6 4 (1.94%) Finacle
6 4 (1.94%) Kondor
7 2 (0.97%) Temenos T24
8 1 (0.49%) Murex MxG2000
8 1 (0.49%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.46%) Office 365
2 2 (0.97%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.97%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.49%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (4.85%) TCP/IP
2 9 (4.37%) SAN
2 9 (4.37%) WAN
2 9 (4.37%) WebEx
3 8 (3.88%) SSL
4 7 (3.40%) Firewall
4 7 (3.40%) LAN
4 7 (3.40%) Multicast
5 6 (2.91%) Internet
5 6 (2.91%) Skype
6 3 (1.46%) DHCP
6 3 (1.46%) DNS
6 3 (1.46%) NAS
6 3 (1.46%) VoIP
6 3 (1.46%) VPN
7 2 (0.97%) Fibre Channel
7 2 (0.97%) iSCSI
8 1 (0.49%) Cisco IPT
8 1 (0.49%) NetScaler
8 1 (0.49%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (20.87%) SQL Server
2 10 (4.85%) Crystal Reports
2 10 (4.85%) Oracle BI EE
3 2 (0.97%) Big Data
3 2 (0.97%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.49%) Data Mart
4 1 (0.49%) GIS
4 1 (0.49%) KDB
4 1 (0.49%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.49%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 20 (9.71%) NUnit
1 20 (9.71%) Visual Studio
2 8 (3.88%) ClearCase
2 8 (3.88%) ClearQuest
2 8 (3.88%) JIRA
2 8 (3.88%) Subversion
3 4 (1.94%) JUnit
3 4 (1.94%) MSTest
3 4 (1.94%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 102 (49.51%) Finance
2 59 (28.64%) Banking
3 56 (27.18%) Front Office
4 33 (16.02%) Investment Banking
5 11 (5.34%) Retail
6 7 (3.40%) Retail Banking
7 5 (2.43%) Telecoms
8 4 (1.94%) Legal
9 3 (1.46%) Financial Institution
9 3 (1.46%) Law
9 3 (1.46%) Spanish Language
10 2 (0.97%) Back Office
11 1 (0.49%) Billing
11 1 (0.49%) General Ledger
11 1 (0.49%) Marketing
11 1 (0.49%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 74 (35.92%) Analyst
2 35 (16.99%) Developer
3 32 (15.53%) Desktop Support
4 30 (14.56%) Support Analyst
5 20 (9.71%) Electronic Trading Developer
6 18 (8.74%) C# Developer
6 18 (8.74%) Support Engineer
7 16 (7.77%) C# Developer - Electronic Trading
8 15 (7.28%) Applications Support
8 15 (7.28%) C# WPF Developer
8 15 (7.28%) WPF Developer
9 13 (6.31%) .NET Developer
9 13 (6.31%) C# .NET Developer
9 13 (6.31%) Desktop Analyst
9 13 (6.31%) UX Developer
10 12 (5.83%) Desktop Engineer
10 12 (5.83%) XAML Developer
11 11 (5.34%) Desktop Support Engineer
12 10 (4.85%) Senior Analyst
12 10 (4.85%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (14.08%) Rendezvous
2 26 (12.62%) .NET
3 20 (9.71%) WPF
4 12 (5.83%) FIX Protocol
5 5 (2.43%) RFC 822
6 3 (1.46%) Reactive Extensions
7 2 (0.97%) Middleware
7 2 (0.97%) Web Services
7 2 (0.97%) WebSphere MQ
8 1 (0.49%) Hibernate
8 1 (0.49%) J2EE
8 1 (0.49%) J2SE
8 1 (0.49%) Java SE
8 1 (0.49%) JMS
8 1 (0.49%) JNI
8 1 (0.49%) Murex MxML
8 1 (0.49%) Spring
8 1 (0.49%) Ultra Messaging
8 1 (0.49%) XML
8 1 (0.49%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 44 (21.36%) Fixed Income
2 35 (16.99%) Blackberry
3 33 (16.02%) Analytical Skills
4 24 (11.65%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 22 (10.68%) User Experience
6 19 (9.22%) iPhone
7 16 (7.77%) Video Conferencing
8 15 (7.28%) Equities
9 14 (6.80%) Derivative
10 12 (5.83%) iPad
11 10 (4.85%) Enterprise Software
12 9 (4.37%) Equity Derivative
13 8 (3.88%) SWIFT
14 7 (3.40%) Hedge funds
15 5 (2.43%) Data Centre
16 4 (1.94%) Eurex
17 3 (1.46%) HP Storage
17 3 (1.46%) Reference Data
18 2 (0.97%) BYOD
18 2 (0.97%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 81 (39.32%) Windows
2 48 (23.30%) Windows 7
3 35 (16.99%) Unix
4 26 (12.62%) Windows XP
5 25 (12.14%) Linux
6 24 (11.65%) Windows Server
7 11 (5.34%) Windows Server 2003
7 11 (5.34%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (3.40%) Apple iOS
9 6 (2.91%) Android
9 6 (2.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 5 (2.43%) AIX
11 4 (1.94%) Windows Server 2012
12 3 (1.46%) Solaris
12 3 (1.46%) Windows 10
12 3 (1.46%) Windows 8
13 2 (0.97%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.49%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (15.05%) Asset Management
2 29 (14.08%) Electronic Trading
3 28 (13.59%) ITIL
4 23 (11.17%) Investment Management
5 22 (10.68%) MVVM
6 21 (10.19%) Migration
7 20 (9.71%) Problem Management
7 20 (9.71%) Project Management
8 15 (7.28%) Change Management
9 14 (6.80%) Disaster Recovery
10 12 (5.83%) Portfolio Management
11 11 (5.34%) Agile Software Development
11 11 (5.34%) Change Control
11 11 (5.34%) Incident Management
12 10 (4.85%) Configuration Management
12 10 (4.85%) Low Latency
12 10 (4.85%) Validation
13 8 (3.88%) Analytics
13 8 (3.88%) Issue Tracking
13 8 (3.88%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 33 (16.02%) SQL
2 31 (15.05%) C#
3 20 (9.71%) Perl
3 20 (9.71%) XAML
4 15 (7.28%) VBA
5 14 (6.80%) Python
6 13 (6.31%) PowerShell
7 11 (5.34%) Java
8 8 (3.88%) T-SQL
9 4 (1.94%) C++
10 3 (1.46%) MATLAB
10 3 (1.46%) Shell Script
11 2 (0.97%) Bash Shell
11 2 (0.97%) VB
12 1 (0.49%) C
Qualifications
1 12 (5.83%) Degree
2 8 (3.88%) ITIL Certification
2 8 (3.88%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (2.43%) CCNA
3 5 (2.43%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (2.43%) MCSA
3 5 (2.43%) MCSE
4 4 (1.94%) ISEB
4 4 (1.94%) ISTQB
5 2 (0.97%) MCP
5 2 (0.97%) PMI Certification
5 2 (0.97%) PMP
5 2 (0.97%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (0.49%) APMP
6 1 (0.49%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.49%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.85%) SLA
2 9 (4.37%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.97%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.49%) AIFMD
4 1 (0.49%) EMIR
4 1 (0.49%) MiFID
4 1 (0.49%) P3O
4 1 (0.49%) QA
4 1 (0.49%) Solvency II
System Software
1 39 (18.93%) Active Directory
2 19 (9.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (3.88%) Microsoft App-V
4 6 (2.91%) Xen
5 5 (2.43%) VMware Workstation
6 2 (0.97%) NFS
6 2 (0.97%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (0.97%) Samba
6 2 (0.97%) Sendmail
7 1 (0.49%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 23 (11.17%) SCCM
2 2 (0.97%) Backup Exec
2 2 (0.97%) BladeLogic
2 2 (0.97%) BMC PATROL
3 1 (0.49%) Thomson Reuters DACS
Vendors
1 148 (71.84%) Bloomberg
2 60 (29.13%) Microsoft
3 32 (15.53%) VMware
4 31 (15.05%) Oracle
5 30 (14.56%) TIBCO
6 28 (13.59%) Citrix
6 28 (13.59%) ION Trading
7 24 (11.65%) HP
8 18 (8.74%) Cisco
8 18 (8.74%) FactSet
9 15 (7.28%) Charles River
10 14 (6.80%) Sybase
11 12 (5.83%) Dell
12 10 (4.85%) DataSynapse
12 10 (4.85%) Intel Security
12 10 (4.85%) Lotus
13 8 (3.88%) Polycom
14 6 (2.91%) eSpeed
14 6 (2.91%) Fidessa
14 6 (2.91%) Red Hat
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