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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Reuters
Rank 560 582 527
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -55
Contract jobs citing Reuters 79 75 115
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.13% 0.20%
As % of the Vendors category 0.33% 0.29% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 48 75
Median daily rate £475 £475 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +18.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £201 £179 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £750 £750 £615
UK excluding London median daily rate £313 £750 £375
% change year-on-year
-58.33% +100.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 4
Median hourly rate £15.00 - £16.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 - £12.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.07 - £19.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 - £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
24055 25705 25836
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.12% 44.08% 45.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 14703 15197 14415
Median daily rate £405 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.25% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £233 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 818 1098 1100
Median hourly rate £19.44 £18.75 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% +4.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £43.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.75 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%

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 28 August 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 18 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 28 August 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 +4 73 £500 +8.10% 8
London -6 65 £500 +8.10% 8
City of London +27 14 £300 +33.33% 4
South East +11 6 £275 -
Scotland +10 3 £375 -
Buckinghamshire - 3 - -
Glasgow - 3 £375 -
Milton Keynes - 3 - -
Northampton - 2 - -
Northamptonshire - 2 - -
Windsor - 2 - -
East Midlands - 2 - -
Berkshire - 2 - -
Surrey +5 1 £275 -
Belfast - 1 £77 -
Docklands, London - 1 £475 -
Northern Ireland - 1 £77 -
County Antrim - 1 £77 -

Reuters
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 136 (71.58%) Bloomberg
2 87 (45.79%) Windows
3 82 (43.16%) Finance
4 52 (27.37%) Banking
4 52 (27.37%) Microsoft
5 49 (25.79%) Front Office
6 48 (25.26%) SQL Server
7 42 (22.11%) SQL
8 41 (21.58%) Oracle
9 38 (20.00%) Linux
10 37 (19.47%) Windows 7
11 36 (18.95%) Active Directory
12 35 (18.42%) Windows Server
13 33 (17.37%) Asset Management
13 33 (17.37%) RMDS
14 31 (16.32%) Unix
15 30 (15.79%) Fixed Income
16 29 (15.26%) MS Excel
16 29 (15.26%) HP
16 29 (15.26%) TIBCO
16 29 (15.26%) Electronic Trading
17 28 (14.74%) Analytical Skills
17 28 (14.74%) Rendezvous
17 28 (14.74%) VMware
18 26 (13.68%) Citrix
18 26 (13.68%) C#
18 26 (13.68%) Investment Banking
19 24 (12.63%) Blackberry
19 24 (12.63%) ION Trading
20 23 (12.11%) Java

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 (7.37%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 9 (4.74%) MS Exchange
3 7 (3.68%) Confluence
3 7 (3.68%) SharePoint
4 5 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (2.63%) Oracle Workflow
5 4 (2.11%) Exchange Server 2003
5 4 (2.11%) IBM Notes
6 3 (1.58%) WebSphere
7 2 (1.05%) Oracle Coherence
7 2 (1.05%) Skype for Business
7 2 (1.05%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (0.53%) Apache
8 1 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.53%) IIS
8 1 (0.53%) JBoss
8 1 (0.53%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.53%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.53%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.53%) WebLogic
Applications
1 29 (15.26%) MS Excel
2 21 (11.05%) MS Office
3 11 (5.79%) MS Visio
4 3 (1.58%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (1.05%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 33 (17.37%) RMDS
2 14 (7.37%) Eikon
3 7 (3.68%) ION MarketView
4 3 (1.58%) Finacle
4 3 (1.58%) Markit EDM
5 2 (1.05%) Endur
5 2 (1.05%) Findur
6 1 (0.53%) Murex MxG2000
6 1 (0.53%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 11 (5.79%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (5.26%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (1.05%) Office 365
4 1 (0.53%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 17 (8.95%) TCP/IP
2 12 (6.32%) SAN
3 10 (5.26%) Firewall
4 9 (4.74%) DNS
5 7 (3.68%) WAN
6 6 (3.16%) DHCP
7 5 (2.63%) NAS
7 5 (2.63%) VPN
8 4 (2.11%) Cisco IOS
8 4 (2.11%) Internet
8 4 (2.11%) IP Telephony
8 4 (2.11%) iSCSI
8 4 (2.11%) LAN
9 3 (1.58%) Multicast
10 2 (1.05%) Cisco ASA
10 2 (1.05%) IPsec
10 2 (1.05%) MPLS
10 2 (1.05%) PuTTY
10 2 (1.05%) VLAN
10 2 (1.05%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (25.26%) SQL Server
2 11 (5.79%) Big Data
2 11 (5.79%) Hadoop
3 10 (5.26%) Crystal Reports
3 10 (5.26%) Oracle BI EE
4 5 (2.63%) Oracle Database
5 4 (2.11%) Relational Database
6 3 (1.58%) Oracle Database 11g
6 3 (1.58%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (1.58%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (1.05%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (1.05%) KDB
7 2 (1.05%) Kdb+
7 2 (1.05%) MongoDB
7 2 (1.05%) Oracle Database 10g
7 2 (1.05%) Oracle8/8i Database
7 2 (1.05%) Oracle9i Database
7 2 (1.05%) RDBMS
7 2 (1.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.53%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 20 (10.53%) Visual Studio
2 19 (10.00%) NUnit
3 11 (5.79%) JIRA
4 6 (3.16%) JUnit
5 2 (1.05%) IntelliJ
5 2 (1.05%) Jenkins
5 2 (1.05%) Maven
5 2 (1.05%) Oracle Forms
5 2 (1.05%) Subversion
5 2 (1.05%) Toad
6 1 (0.53%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 82 (43.16%) Finance
2 52 (27.37%) Banking
3 49 (25.79%) Front Office
4 26 (13.68%) Investment Banking
5 10 (5.26%) Legal
5 10 (5.26%) Retail
6 9 (4.74%) Back Office
7 6 (3.16%) Publishing
8 5 (2.63%) Telecoms
9 4 (2.11%) Law
9 4 (2.11%) Retail Banking
10 3 (1.58%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.53%) French Language
11 1 (0.53%) German Language
11 1 (0.53%) International Banking
11 1 (0.53%) Italian Language
11 1 (0.53%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 58 (30.53%) Analyst
2 40 (21.05%) Developer
3 28 (14.74%) Desktop Support
4 24 (12.63%) Support Analyst
5 19 (10.00%) Electronic Trading Developer
6 18 (9.47%) C# Developer
7 15 (7.89%) C# Developer - Electronic Trading
8 14 (7.37%) Business Analyst
9 13 (6.84%) .NET Developer
10 12 (6.32%) Architect
11 11 (5.79%) C# .NET Developer
11 11 (5.79%) UX Developer
12 10 (5.26%) Applications Support
12 10 (5.26%) Data Analyst
13 9 (4.74%) C# WPF Developer
13 9 (4.74%) Desktop Analyst
13 9 (4.74%) Solutions Architect
13 9 (4.74%) WPF Developer
14 8 (4.21%) 1st/2nd Line Support
14 8 (4.21%) Data Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (14.74%) Rendezvous
2 23 (12.11%) .NET
3 20 (10.53%) XML
4 13 (6.84%) FIX Protocol
5 12 (6.32%) WPF
6 10 (5.26%) FpML
7 6 (3.16%) XSLT
8 5 (2.63%) JSON
8 5 (2.63%) RFC 822
9 4 (2.11%) Web Services
10 3 (1.58%) CSS
10 3 (1.58%) HTML
10 3 (1.58%) JMS
10 3 (1.58%) jQuery
10 3 (1.58%) MDX
10 3 (1.58%) Spring
11 2 (1.05%) JDBC
11 2 (1.05%) REST
11 2 (1.05%) SOAP
11 2 (1.05%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 30 (15.79%) Fixed Income
2 28 (14.74%) Analytical Skills
3 24 (12.63%) Blackberry
4 20 (10.53%) User Experience
5 18 (9.47%) Data Centre
6 17 (8.95%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 12 (6.32%) iPhone
8 11 (5.79%) Reference Data
8 11 (5.79%) SWIFT
9 10 (5.26%) Equities
10 7 (3.68%) Derivative
10 7 (3.68%) Hedge funds
10 7 (3.68%) iPad
10 7 (3.68%) Video Conferencing
11 4 (2.11%) Equity Derivative
11 4 (2.11%) SCADA
12 3 (1.58%) HP Storage
12 3 (1.58%) Management Information System
12 3 (1.58%) Replication
13 2 (1.05%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 87 (45.79%) Windows
2 38 (20.00%) Linux
3 37 (19.47%) Windows 7
4 35 (18.42%) Windows Server
5 31 (16.32%) Unix
6 18 (9.47%) Windows XP
7 13 (6.84%) AIX
7 13 (6.84%) Windows Server 2008
8 9 (4.74%) Solaris
8 9 (4.74%) Windows Server 2003
8 9 (4.74%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (2.63%) Android
9 5 (2.63%) Windows 8
10 3 (1.58%) Apple iOS
10 3 (1.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (1.05%) Windows 10
12 1 (0.53%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.53%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (17.37%) Asset Management
2 29 (15.26%) Electronic Trading
3 20 (10.53%) ITIL
3 20 (10.53%) MVVM
4 17 (8.95%) Agile Software Development
5 16 (8.42%) Low Latency
6 15 (7.89%) Investment Management
6 15 (7.89%) Problem Management
7 13 (6.84%) Migration
8 12 (6.32%) Disaster Recovery
8 12 (6.32%) High Availability
9 11 (5.79%) Fund Accounting
10 10 (5.26%) Incident Management
11 9 (4.74%) BPR
11 9 (4.74%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
11 9 (4.74%) E-Commerce
11 9 (4.74%) GAP Analysis
11 9 (4.74%) Portfolio Management
11 9 (4.74%) Waterfall
12 8 (4.21%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 42 (22.11%) SQL
2 26 (13.68%) C#
3 23 (12.11%) Java
4 16 (8.42%) VBA
5 15 (7.89%) C++
5 15 (7.89%) Python
6 12 (6.32%) XAML
7 8 (4.21%) Perl
8 7 (3.68%) PowerShell
9 5 (2.63%) Shell Script
10 4 (2.11%) T-SQL
11 3 (1.58%) AWK
11 3 (1.58%) JavaScript
11 3 (1.58%) PL/SQL
12 2 (1.05%) C
12 2 (1.05%) VB
13 1 (0.53%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 11 (5.79%) Degree
1 11 (5.79%) ISEB
2 8 (4.21%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (4.21%) MCSA
2 8 (4.21%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (2.63%) CCNA
4 4 (2.11%) MCSE
5 3 (1.58%) ISTQB
5 3 (1.58%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (1.05%) MCP
7 1 (0.53%) CCNP
7 1 (0.53%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.11%) SLA
2 2 (1.05%) QA
System Software
1 36 (18.95%) Active Directory
2 21 (11.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (5.79%) Oracle RAC
4 3 (1.58%) VMware ESX
4 3 (1.58%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (1.05%) Samba
5 2 (1.05%) Sendmail
6 1 (0.53%) NFS
6 1 (0.53%) XenApp
6 1 (0.53%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (2.63%) SCCM
2 4 (2.11%) Backup Exec
3 2 (1.05%) BladeLogic
3 2 (1.05%) BMC PATROL
3 2 (1.05%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 2 (1.05%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 2 (1.05%) Thomson Reuters DACS
4 1 (0.53%) DameWare
Vendors
1 136 (71.58%) Bloomberg
2 52 (27.37%) Microsoft
3 41 (21.58%) Oracle
4 29 (15.26%) HP
4 29 (15.26%) TIBCO
5 28 (14.74%) VMware
6 26 (13.68%) Citrix
7 24 (12.63%) ION Trading
8 19 (10.00%) Cisco
9 17 (8.95%) FactSet
10 13 (6.84%) IBM
11 12 (6.32%) Dell
12 11 (5.79%) Charles River
13 10 (5.26%) Hortonworks
14 9 (4.74%) Symantec
15 7 (3.68%) iManage
16 6 (3.16%) FXall
17 5 (2.63%) Currenex
17 5 (2.63%) GoldenSource
18 4 (2.11%) MobileIron
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