The first table below looks at the demand 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors currently tracked.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Reuters
Rank 463 387 447
Rank change year-on-year
-76 +60
Contract jobs citing Reuters 109 183 146
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.21% 0.36% 0.25%
As % of the Vendors category 0.45% 0.76% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 125 95
Average daily rate
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£400 £450 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £200 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £598 £625 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £270 £165 £333
% change year-on-year
+63.63% -50.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 4
Average hourly rate £19.00 £28.75 £16.43
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.91% +74.97%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.00 - £31.50
Vendors Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
24237 23956 27028
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.66% 47.11% 46.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 13465 12978 13603
Average daily rate £379 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.19% +3.33%
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 1061 1209 1385
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.88 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.94% +1.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.15 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £40.00 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-10.25% +2.63%

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 July 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 14 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 July 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 -84 104 £400 -11.11% 33
London -54 103 £400 -11.11% 33
City of London -13 19 £340 -24.44% 19
Scotland - 4 £375 - 1
Stirling - 2 - -
Essex - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
Liverpool - - - -
Docklands, London - - - -
Merseyside - - - -
North West - - - -
Canary Wharf - - - -
East of England - - - -
Mayfair - - - -

Reuters
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 July 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.

1 183 (69.85%) Bloomberg
2 129 (49.24%) Finance
3 121 (46.18%) Windows
4 108 (41.22%) Banking
5 72 (27.48%) UNIX
5 72 (27.48%) Linux
6 62 (23.66%) Front Office
7 60 (22.90%) SQL
8 52 (19.85%) Investment Banking
9 49 (18.70%) Fixed Income
9 49 (18.70%) Blackberry
10 46 (17.56%) MS Office
10 46 (17.56%) Windows 7
11 44 (16.79%) Citrix
12 43 (16.41%) TIBCO
13 42 (16.03%) Rendezvous
14 39 (14.89%) RMDS
14 39 (14.89%) Electronic Trading
15 38 (14.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 37 (14.12%) Project Management
16 37 (14.12%) Microsoft
17 36 (13.74%) Active Directory
17 36 (13.74%) Oracle
18 34 (12.98%) Java
19 33 (12.60%) Fidessa
19 33 (12.60%) Firewall
20 32 (12.21%) MS Excel
21 31 (11.83%) Financial Institution
22 30 (11.45%) Low Latency
23 29 (11.07%) MarketAxess

Reuters
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 (6.11%) IBM Notes
2 11 (4.20%) MS Exchange
2 11 (4.20%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 7 (2.67%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (1.53%) SharePoint
5 3 (1.15%) Confluence
6 2 (0.76%) WebSphere
6 2 (0.76%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.38%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 46 (17.56%) MS Office
2 32 (12.21%) MS Excel
3 10 (3.82%) MS PowerPoint
4 7 (2.67%) MS Project
5 4 (1.53%) Spreadsheet
5 4 (1.53%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.38%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 39 (14.89%) RMDS
2 13 (4.96%) Markit EDM
2 13 (4.96%) Eikon
3 6 (2.29%) ION MarketView
3 6 (2.29%) LatentZero
4 5 (1.91%) Oracle iProcurement
5 3 (1.15%) Sentinel
5 3 (1.15%) Eagle PACE
5 3 (1.15%) Kondor+
6 2 (0.76%) 3000 Xtra
6 2 (0.76%) SunGard Stream Clearvision
6 2 (0.76%) Murex MxG2000
6 2 (0.76%) Khalix
6 2 (0.76%) Tesseract
6 2 (0.76%) Minerva
7 1 (0.38%) MultiFonds
7 1 (0.38%) FLEXCUBE
7 1 (0.38%) LongView
7 1 (0.38%) Temenos T24
7 1 (0.38%) SimCorp Dimension
Communications & Networking
1 33 (12.60%) Firewall
2 25 (9.54%) Multicast
3 20 (7.63%) TCP/IP
4 18 (6.87%) VPN
5 11 (4.20%) LAN
5 11 (4.20%) WAN
6 8 (3.05%) FTP
7 7 (2.67%) HTTP
7 7 (2.67%) DHCP
7 7 (2.67%) DNS
8 6 (2.29%) Internet
9 5 (1.91%) SSL
9 5 (1.91%) 3G
9 5 (1.91%) PSTN
10 4 (1.53%) Wireless
10 4 (1.53%) IP Telephony
11 3 (1.15%) Broadband
11 3 (1.15%) Cisco Nexus
12 2 (0.76%) NAS
12 2 (0.76%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (9.16%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.53%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (1.15%) Relational Database
3 3 (1.15%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (1.15%) NoSQL
4 2 (0.76%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (0.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (0.76%) Oracle Database
4 2 (0.76%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (0.38%) Text Mining
5 1 (0.38%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.38%) SQL Server 7
5 1 (0.38%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (0.38%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.38%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.38%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.38%) DTS
5 1 (0.38%) MS Access
5 1 (0.38%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (0.38%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 7 (2.67%) JUnit
2 6 (2.29%) Eclipse
3 4 (1.53%) JIRA
4 3 (1.15%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (0.38%) MSI
5 1 (0.38%) IntelliJ
General
1 129 (49.24%) Finance
2 108 (41.22%) Banking
3 62 (23.66%) Front Office
4 52 (19.85%) Investment Banking
5 31 (11.83%) Financial Institution
6 13 (4.96%) Back Office
7 5 (1.91%) Telecoms
7 5 (1.91%) Legal
8 3 (1.15%) Private Banking
8 3 (1.15%) French Language
8 3 (1.15%) German Language
9 2 (0.76%) International Banking
10 1 (0.38%) Retail
10 1 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.38%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 79 (30.15%) Analyst
2 42 (16.03%) Developer
3 36 (13.74%) Support Analyst
4 34 (12.98%) Applications Support
5 28 (10.69%) Support Engineer
6 23 (8.78%) Business Analyst
6 23 (8.78%) Desktop Support
7 22 (8.40%) Data Analyst
8 17 (6.49%) Linux Support
8 17 (6.49%) Market Data Analyst
8 17 (6.49%) Market Analyst
9 15 (5.73%) Java Developer
9 15 (5.73%) Market Data Engineer
10 13 (4.96%) Market Data Support Analyst
11 12 (4.58%) Desktop Engineer
12 10 (3.82%) 1st Line Support Analyst
12 10 (3.82%) 1st Line Support
13 9 (3.44%) Administrator
13 9 (3.44%) Consultant
13 9 (3.44%) Applications Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (16.03%) Rendezvous
2 14 (5.34%) .NET
3 11 (4.20%) XML
4 9 (3.44%) WPF
5 7 (2.67%) XSLT
6 5 (1.91%) Spring
6 5 (1.91%) WinForms
6 5 (1.91%) Murex MxML
7 3 (1.15%) Hibernate
7 3 (1.15%) WSDL
7 3 (1.15%) JMS
7 3 (1.15%) Web Services
7 3 (1.15%) REST
7 3 (1.15%) WCF
8 2 (0.76%) JSON
8 2 (0.76%) Murex Flex
8 2 (0.76%) Java SE
8 2 (0.76%) Java EE
8 2 (0.76%) Spring Integration
8 2 (0.76%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 49 (18.70%) Fixed Income
1 49 (18.70%) Blackberry
2 38 (14.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 27 (10.31%) Hedge funds
4 23 (8.78%) Equities
5 16 (6.11%) Derivative
6 12 (4.58%) Reference Data
7 7 (2.67%) Data Integration
7 7 (2.67%) Equity Derivative
8 5 (1.91%) Computer Science
9 4 (1.53%) Market Risk
9 4 (1.53%) Smartphone
9 4 (1.53%) Fat Client
9 4 (1.53%) Client/Server
9 4 (1.53%) Smartcard
9 4 (1.53%) Thin Client
10 3 (1.15%) Video Conferencing
10 3 (1.15%) Credit Risk
11 2 (0.76%) Mathematics
11 2 (0.76%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 121 (46.18%) Windows
2 72 (27.48%) UNIX
2 72 (27.48%) Linux
3 46 (17.56%) Windows 7
4 27 (10.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 16 (6.11%) Windows XP
6 9 (3.44%) Solaris
7 5 (1.91%) Mac OS X
8 4 (1.53%) Windows Vista
8 4 (1.53%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.38%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.38%) Windows 2000
9 1 (0.38%) AIX
9 1 (0.38%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (14.89%) Electronic Trading
2 37 (14.12%) Project Management
3 30 (11.45%) Low Latency
4 24 (9.16%) Change Management
5 19 (7.25%) Capacity Management
6 18 (6.87%) Data Management
7 16 (6.11%) ITIL
8 15 (5.73%) Multithreading
9 14 (5.34%) Asset Management
9 14 (5.34%) Migration
10 13 (4.96%) Data Analysis
11 11 (4.20%) Service Delivery
11 11 (4.20%) User Acceptance Testing
12 10 (3.82%) Incident Management
13 8 (3.05%) Integration Testing
13 8 (3.05%) Investment Management
13 8 (3.05%) Agile Software Development
14 6 (2.29%) Business Analysis
15 5 (1.91%) Regression Testing
15 5 (1.91%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 60 (22.90%) SQL
2 34 (12.98%) Java
3 29 (11.07%) Perl
4 23 (8.78%) Python
5 20 (7.63%) C#
6 9 (3.44%) C++
7 7 (2.67%) Shell Script
7 7 (2.67%) PL/SQL
7 7 (2.67%) VB
7 7 (2.67%) VBA
8 6 (2.29%) PowerShell
9 5 (1.91%) T-SQL
9 5 (1.91%) VBScript
10 4 (1.53%) C-shell
10 4 (1.53%) Bash Shell
11 3 (1.15%) VC++
11 3 (1.15%) C++/CLI
12 1 (0.38%) JavaScript
12 1 (0.38%) C
12 1 (0.38%) SPARQL
Qualifications
1 15 (5.73%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (4.58%) Degree
2 12 (4.58%) MCP
3 7 (2.67%) MCITP
4 6 (2.29%) MCDST
5 5 (1.91%) MCSE
6 4 (1.53%) A+ Certification
7 3 (1.15%) MOS
7 3 (1.15%) CIMA
7 3 (1.15%) ACCA
7 3 (1.15%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.05%) SLA
2 1 (0.38%) EMIR
System Software
1 36 (13.74%) Active Directory
2 17 (6.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (2.67%) XenApp
4 4 (1.53%) Terminal Server
5 1 (0.38%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (0.38%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.38%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (0.38%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 12 (4.58%) SCCM
2 5 (1.91%) DameWare
3 3 (1.15%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (0.76%) BMC Marimba
4 2 (0.76%) Control-M
5 1 (0.38%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.38%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 183 (69.85%) Bloomberg
2 44 (16.79%) Citrix
3 43 (16.41%) TIBCO
4 37 (14.12%) Microsoft
5 36 (13.74%) Oracle
6 33 (12.60%) Fidessa
7 29 (11.07%) MarketAxess
8 28 (10.69%) Red Hat
9 23 (8.78%) VMware
10 19 (7.25%) eSpeed
11 16 (6.11%) Lotus
12 13 (4.96%) Sybase
12 13 (4.96%) CQG
13 8 (3.05%) RIMES
13 8 (3.05%) ION Trading
14 7 (2.67%) Cisco
14 7 (2.67%) Murex
14 7 (2.67%) Remedy
14 7 (2.67%) Speakerbus
14 7 (2.67%) F5
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