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 27 February 2017 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
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Reuters
UK
Rank 490 535 527
Rank change year-on-year
+45 -8
Contract jobs citing Reuters 111 101 96
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.24% 0.20% 0.18%
As % of the Vendors category 0.55% 0.46% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 66 59
Median daily rate £620 £350 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+77.14% -30.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £431 £194 £183
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £600 £655
UK excluding London median daily rate £419 £100 £415
% change year-on-year
+318.75% -75.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 0
Median hourly rate £17.30 £21.34 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.93% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.30 - -

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
20236 22175 23848
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 44.48% 43.32% 45.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 12544 13270 13641
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.27% +1.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 746 834 965
Median hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.52% +16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.57 £11.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £55.00 £43.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.15 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-18.33% +20.00%

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 27 February 2017.

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 9 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 27 February 2017. 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 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 +22 110 £620 +77.14% 16
London +26 106 £620 +77.14% 16
City of London -17 10 £713 +137.50% 7
South West - 2 £238 -
South East - 2 £600 -
Oxfordshire - 2 £600 -
Canary Wharf - 1 £240 -
Somerset - 1 - -
Bristol - 1 £238 -

Reuters
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 2017, 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.

1 139 (63.47%) Bloomberg
2 89 (40.64%) Banking
3 81 (36.99%) Windows
4 65 (29.68%) Finance
5 58 (26.48%) Front Office
5 58 (26.48%) Linux
6 55 (25.11%) Electronic Trading
7 53 (24.20%) Oracle
8 51 (23.29%) RMDS
9 48 (21.92%) Windows 7
9 48 (21.92%) TIBCO
9 48 (21.92%) Fixed Income
10 47 (21.46%) Rendezvous
11 46 (21.00%) SQL Server
11 46 (21.00%) SQL
12 40 (18.26%) Investment Banking
13 38 (17.35%) Unix
13 38 (17.35%) Microsoft
14 37 (16.89%) ION Trading
15 36 (16.44%) Windows Server
16 35 (15.98%) Multithreading
17 34 (15.53%) Agile Software Development
18 33 (15.07%) Java
18 33 (15.07%) FIX Protocol
19 32 (14.61%) Analytical Skills
20 30 (13.70%) C#
21 29 (13.24%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
22 28 (12.79%) Active Directory
23 26 (11.87%) MS Office
23 26 (11.87%) Python

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 20 (9.13%) Oracle Workflow
2 18 (8.22%) IBM Notes
3 5 (2.28%) WebSphere
4 4 (1.83%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 4 (1.83%) SharePoint
4 4 (1.83%) Skype for Business
5 3 (1.37%) DataSynapse
5 3 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (1.37%) MS Exchange
6 2 (0.91%) CMS
6 2 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (0.91%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.46%) Oracle Coherence
7 1 (0.46%) SAS
7 1 (0.46%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 26 (11.87%) MS Office
2 22 (10.05%) MS Excel
3 19 (8.68%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.91%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 51 (23.29%) RMDS
2 18 (8.22%) Eikon
3 3 (1.37%) ION MarketView
3 3 (1.37%) Markit EDM
3 3 (1.37%) SAP FSCM
4 2 (0.91%) Murex MxG2000
5 1 (0.46%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.46%) Global One
5 1 (0.46%) Orchestrade
5 1 (0.46%) Sophis RISQUE
5 1 (0.46%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 8 (3.65%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (1.83%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.46%) IaaS
3 1 (0.46%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.46%) Office 365
3 1 (0.46%) PaaS
3 1 (0.46%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (6.39%) TCP/IP
2 11 (5.02%) DNS
3 10 (4.57%) Firewall
3 10 (4.57%) Multicast
4 8 (3.65%) SAN
4 8 (3.65%) tcpdump
4 8 (3.65%) VPN
5 7 (3.20%) Cisco IOS
5 7 (3.20%) DHCP
6 5 (2.28%) HTTP
6 5 (2.28%) Internet
7 4 (1.83%) NAS
8 3 (1.37%) BGP
8 3 (1.37%) Cisco Nexus
8 3 (1.37%) LAN
8 3 (1.37%) LDAP
8 3 (1.37%) OSPF
8 3 (1.37%) Remote Desktop
8 3 (1.37%) VoIP
8 3 (1.37%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (21.00%) SQL Server
2 7 (3.20%) Big Data
3 5 (2.28%) Hadoop
3 5 (2.28%) NoSQL
3 5 (2.28%) Oracle Database
3 5 (2.28%) Relational Database
4 4 (1.83%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (1.37%) KDB
5 3 (1.37%) MySQL
5 3 (1.37%) Oracle Database 11g
5 3 (1.37%) Oracle Reports
5 3 (1.37%) SAP BW
5 3 (1.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (0.91%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (0.91%) MS Access
6 2 (0.91%) Oracle Database 10g
6 2 (0.91%) Oracle8/8i Database
6 2 (0.91%) Oracle9i Database
7 1 (0.46%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.46%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 23 (10.50%) JUnit
2 10 (4.57%) Visual Studio
3 9 (4.11%) NUnit
4 5 (2.28%) JIRA
5 3 (1.37%) Git (software)
6 2 (0.91%) Subversion
6 2 (0.91%) Toad
7 1 (0.46%) ERwin
7 1 (0.46%) IntelliJ
7 1 (0.46%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.46%) Maven
7 1 (0.46%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 89 (40.64%) Banking
2 65 (29.68%) Finance
3 58 (26.48%) Front Office
4 40 (18.26%) Investment Banking
5 15 (6.85%) Retail
5 15 (6.85%) Retail Banking
6 11 (5.02%) Legal
7 5 (2.28%) Law
8 4 (1.83%) Publishing
9 3 (1.37%) Mandarin Language
9 3 (1.37%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.91%) Back Office
10 2 (0.91%) Corporate Banking
10 2 (0.91%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.91%) French Language
10 2 (0.91%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.46%) Advertising
11 1 (0.46%) Billing
11 1 (0.46%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 73 (33.33%) Developer
2 44 (20.09%) Analyst
3 29 (13.24%) Desktop Support
4 26 (11.87%) C# Developer
5 24 (10.96%) Electronic Trading Developer
6 22 (10.05%) 2nd Line Support
6 22 (10.05%) Support Analyst
7 21 (9.59%) Java Developer
8 19 (8.68%) Market Data Engineer
8 19 (8.68%) Support Engineer
9 18 (8.22%) Python Developer
10 17 (7.76%) Architect
10 17 (7.76%) Data Engineer
11 16 (7.31%) 1st/2nd Line Support
12 15 (6.85%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
13 14 (6.39%) C++ Developer
13 14 (6.39%) Desktop Engineer
13 14 (6.39%) Desktop Support Engineer
13 14 (6.39%) Solutions Architect
13 14 (6.39%) SQL Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (21.46%) Rendezvous
2 33 (15.07%) FIX Protocol
3 15 (6.85%) .NET
4 11 (5.02%) WinForms
4 11 (5.02%) WPF
5 10 (4.57%) XML
6 5 (2.28%) HTML
7 4 (1.83%) SOAP
7 4 (1.83%) Web Services
7 4 (1.83%) XSLT
8 3 (1.37%) .NET Framework
8 3 (1.37%) CSS
8 3 (1.37%) JMS
8 3 (1.37%) Spring
8 3 (1.37%) WCF
9 2 (0.91%) ASP.NET
9 2 (0.91%) Java EE
9 2 (0.91%) Java SE
9 2 (0.91%) JNI
9 2 (0.91%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 48 (21.92%) Fixed Income
2 32 (14.61%) Analytical Skills
3 29 (13.24%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 22 (10.05%) Blackberry
5 17 (7.76%) Derivative
6 13 (5.94%) Equities
6 13 (5.94%) iPad
6 13 (5.94%) iPhone
7 11 (5.02%) User Experience
8 7 (3.20%) BYOD
8 7 (3.20%) Data Centre
9 5 (2.28%) Credit Derivative
9 5 (2.28%) Equity Derivative
9 5 (2.28%) Fintech
9 5 (2.28%) Hedge funds
9 5 (2.28%) Reference Data
10 3 (1.37%) Algorithms
10 3 (1.37%) Data Structures
10 3 (1.37%) Grid Computing
11 2 (0.91%) New Media
Operating Systems
1 81 (36.99%) Windows
2 58 (26.48%) Linux
3 48 (21.92%) Windows 7
4 38 (17.35%) Unix
5 36 (16.44%) Windows Server
6 16 (7.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 14 (6.39%) Windows Server 2003
8 13 (5.94%) Solaris
8 13 (5.94%) Windows XP
9 9 (4.11%) Windows Server 2008
10 6 (2.74%) Mac OS
11 5 (2.28%) AIX
11 5 (2.28%) Android
11 5 (2.28%) Windows Server 2012
12 3 (1.37%) Windows 10
13 1 (0.46%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (25.11%) Electronic Trading
2 35 (15.98%) Multithreading
3 34 (15.53%) Agile Software Development
4 23 (10.50%) Low Latency
5 22 (10.05%) High Availability
5 22 (10.05%) Workflow
6 11 (5.02%) Asset Management
6 11 (5.02%) MVVM
7 9 (4.11%) Algorithmic Trading
7 9 (4.11%) Mentoring
8 8 (3.65%) ITIL
8 8 (3.65%) Multithreaded Programming
8 8 (3.65%) Time Management
9 7 (3.20%) Change Management
9 7 (3.20%) Data Engineering
9 7 (3.20%) Data Management
9 7 (3.20%) OO
9 7 (3.20%) Risk Management
9 7 (3.20%) SOA
9 7 (3.20%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 46 (21.00%) SQL
2 33 (15.07%) Java
3 30 (13.70%) C#
4 26 (11.87%) Python
5 21 (9.59%) C++
6 11 (5.02%) Perl
7 9 (4.11%) PowerShell
7 9 (4.11%) VBA
7 9 (4.11%) XAML
8 8 (3.65%) Bash Shell
9 6 (2.74%) JavaScript
10 3 (1.37%) AWK
10 3 (1.37%) Scala
10 3 (1.37%) Shell Script
11 2 (0.91%) C
11 2 (0.91%) T-SQL
11 2 (0.91%) VB
12 1 (0.46%) R
12 1 (0.46%) Tcl
12 1 (0.46%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 17 (7.76%) Degree
2 16 (7.31%) PhD
3 5 (2.28%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (1.83%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (1.37%) CCNP
5 3 (1.37%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.46%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.46%) CCDP
6 1 (0.46%) CCIE
6 1 (0.46%) CCNA
6 1 (0.46%) MCP
6 1 (0.46%) MCSA
6 1 (0.46%) MCSE
6 1 (0.46%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.46%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (6.39%) SLA
2 5 (2.28%) QA
3 4 (1.83%) MiFID
4 1 (0.46%) Data Quality
System Software
1 28 (12.79%) Active Directory
2 13 (5.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (2.28%) Oracle RAC
4 4 (1.83%) XenApp
5 3 (1.37%) NFS
5 3 (1.37%) VMware ESX
6 2 (0.91%) ProxySG
6 2 (0.91%) Virtual Desktop
6 2 (0.91%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.46%) Terminal Server
7 1 (0.46%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 13 (5.94%) Thomson Reuters DACS
2 8 (3.65%) ITRS Geneos
3 3 (1.37%) Control-M
3 3 (1.37%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (1.37%) Red Hat Spacewalk
3 3 (1.37%) SCCM
4 2 (0.91%) AirWatch
4 2 (0.91%) Backup Exec
4 2 (0.91%) DameWare
4 2 (0.91%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (0.46%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.46%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 139 (63.47%) Bloomberg
2 53 (24.20%) Oracle
3 48 (21.92%) TIBCO
4 38 (17.35%) Microsoft
5 37 (16.89%) ION Trading
6 25 (11.42%) Citrix
7 21 (9.59%) Cisco
8 20 (9.13%) VMware
9 19 (8.68%) HP
10 18 (8.22%) Lotus
11 13 (5.94%) Red Hat
12 9 (4.11%) FXall
13 8 (3.65%) Juniper
14 7 (3.20%) IBM
15 6 (2.74%) Currenex
15 6 (2.74%) FactSet
16 5 (2.28%) Dell
16 5 (2.28%) Fixnetix
16 5 (2.28%) Hortonworks
16 5 (2.28%) Sybase
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