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 22 January 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
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Reuters
UK
Rank 466 530 507
Rank change year-on-year
+64 -23
Contract jobs citing Reuters 115 88 109
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.26% 0.17% 0.21%
As % of the Vendors category 0.58% 0.40% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 50 70
Median daily rate £620 £294 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+111.06% -26.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £185 £152
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £608 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £256 £525 £313
% change year-on-year
-51.19% +68.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
Median hourly rate £17.30 £22.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.11% -
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
19957 21983 23193
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.31% 43.30% 45.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 12269 12923 13592
Median daily rate £420 £400 £396
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +1.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.46% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 753 873 1019
Median hourly rate £19.50 £22.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £52.50 £39.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £22.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-17.77% +32.35%

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 22 January 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 10 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 22 January 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 +64 114 £620 +111.06% 13
London +31 110 £620 +115.65% 12
City of London -25 12 £650 +121.27% 4
South West - 3 £256 -
Bristol - 2 £256 -
South East +13 1 - -
Canary Wharf -1 1 £240 -12.72%
Docklands, London -6 1 £500 +81.81%
Oxfordshire - 1 - -
Somerset - 1 - -

Reuters
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 January 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.

1 130 (63.11%) Bloomberg
2 91 (44.17%) Windows
3 86 (41.75%) Banking
4 65 (31.55%) Finance
5 60 (29.13%) Front Office
6 55 (26.70%) Electronic Trading
6 55 (26.70%) Windows 7
7 54 (26.21%) Linux
8 51 (24.76%) Oracle
9 50 (24.27%) RMDS
10 49 (23.79%) TIBCO
11 47 (22.82%) Rendezvous
12 44 (21.36%) SQL
12 44 (21.36%) Fixed Income
13 42 (20.39%) SQL Server
14 38 (18.45%) Java
14 38 (18.45%) Windows Server
15 36 (17.48%) Unix
15 36 (17.48%) Investment Banking
16 35 (16.99%) Multithreading
16 35 (16.99%) FIX Protocol
17 34 (16.50%) Microsoft
18 32 (15.53%) ION Trading
19 30 (14.56%) Blackberry
19 30 (14.56%) Analytical Skills
20 26 (12.62%) Active Directory
20 26 (12.62%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
21 25 (12.14%) Agile Software Development
22 24 (11.65%) C#
22 24 (11.65%) JUnit

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 21 (10.19%) IBM Notes
2 19 (9.22%) Oracle Workflow
3 10 (4.85%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 4 (1.94%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (1.94%) MS Exchange
4 4 (1.94%) SharePoint
5 3 (1.46%) Exchange Server 2003
5 3 (1.46%) WebSphere
6 2 (0.97%) Oracle Coherence
6 2 (0.97%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.49%) CMS
7 1 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.49%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 22 (10.68%) MS Excel
1 22 (10.68%) MS Office
2 13 (6.31%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (0.97%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.49%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 50 (24.27%) RMDS
2 21 (10.19%) Eikon
3 3 (1.46%) ION MarketView
3 3 (1.46%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.49%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.49%) Endur
4 1 (0.49%) Findur
4 1 (0.49%) Global One
4 1 (0.49%) SAP FSCM
4 1 (0.49%) Sophis RISQUE
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.43%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.97%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.49%) IaaS
3 1 (0.49%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.49%) PaaS
3 1 (0.49%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (7.77%) TCP/IP
2 9 (4.37%) DNS
2 9 (4.37%) Firewall
2 9 (4.37%) Multicast
3 8 (3.88%) SAN
3 8 (3.88%) tcpdump
4 7 (3.40%) DHCP
4 7 (3.40%) VPN
5 6 (2.91%) Cisco IOS
6 5 (2.43%) HTTP
7 4 (1.94%) Internet
7 4 (1.94%) VoIP
8 3 (1.46%) iSCSI
8 3 (1.46%) LAN
8 3 (1.46%) LDAP
8 3 (1.46%) NAS
8 3 (1.46%) Remote Desktop
8 3 (1.46%) WAN
9 2 (0.97%) Cisco Nexus
9 2 (0.97%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (20.39%) SQL Server
2 7 (3.40%) Oracle Database
3 5 (2.43%) Big Data
3 5 (2.43%) Oracle Database 11g
4 4 (1.94%) NoSQL
5 3 (1.46%) Hadoop
5 3 (1.46%) MySQL
5 3 (1.46%) Oracle Reports
5 3 (1.46%) Relational Database
5 3 (1.46%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (1.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (0.97%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (0.97%) MongoDB
6 2 (0.97%) MS Access
6 2 (0.97%) Oracle Database 10g
6 2 (0.97%) Oracle8/8i Database
6 2 (0.97%) Oracle9i Database
7 1 (0.49%) KDB
7 1 (0.49%) SAP BW
7 1 (0.49%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 24 (11.65%) JUnit
2 6 (2.91%) JIRA
2 6 (2.91%) Visual Studio
3 5 (2.43%) NUnit
4 3 (1.46%) Git (software)
5 2 (0.97%) IntelliJ
5 2 (0.97%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.97%) Maven
5 2 (0.97%) Subversion
5 2 (0.97%) Toad
6 1 (0.49%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 86 (41.75%) Banking
2 65 (31.55%) Finance
3 60 (29.13%) Front Office
4 36 (17.48%) Investment Banking
5 18 (8.74%) Retail
5 18 (8.74%) Retail Banking
6 9 (4.37%) Legal
7 5 (2.43%) Back Office
7 5 (2.43%) Publishing
8 4 (1.94%) Law
9 2 (0.97%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.49%) Corporate Banking
10 1 (0.49%) French Language
10 1 (0.49%) Mandarin Language
10 1 (0.49%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.49%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 65 (31.55%) Developer
2 53 (25.73%) Analyst
3 33 (16.02%) Desktop Support
4 29 (14.08%) 2nd Line Support
5 27 (13.11%) Support Analyst
6 24 (11.65%) Electronic Trading Developer
6 24 (11.65%) Java Developer
7 23 (11.17%) 1st/2nd Line Support
8 22 (10.68%) C# Developer
8 22 (10.68%) Support Engineer
9 19 (9.22%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
10 18 (8.74%) SQL Analyst
11 17 (8.25%) Desktop Engineer
11 17 (8.25%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 17 (8.25%) Market Data Engineer
12 15 (7.28%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
12 15 (7.28%) Data Engineer
12 15 (7.28%) Service Desk Support
13 14 (6.80%) Data Analyst
13 14 (6.80%) Deskside Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (22.82%) Rendezvous
2 35 (16.99%) FIX Protocol
3 10 (4.85%) WinForms
3 10 (4.85%) XML
4 9 (4.37%) .NET
5 6 (2.91%) WPF
6 5 (2.43%) SOAP
6 5 (2.43%) Web Services
7 4 (1.94%) XSLT
8 3 (1.46%) JSON
9 2 (0.97%) .NET Framework
9 2 (0.97%) HTML
9 2 (0.97%) JDBC
9 2 (0.97%) JMS
9 2 (0.97%) MDX
9 2 (0.97%) REST
9 2 (0.97%) Spring
9 2 (0.97%) STL
9 2 (0.97%) WCF
10 1 (0.49%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 44 (21.36%) Fixed Income
2 30 (14.56%) Analytical Skills
2 30 (14.56%) Blackberry
3 26 (12.62%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 16 (7.77%) iPad
4 16 (7.77%) iPhone
5 14 (6.80%) Derivative
5 14 (6.80%) Equities
6 7 (3.40%) BYOD
6 7 (3.40%) User Experience
7 6 (2.91%) Credit Derivative
7 6 (2.91%) Reference Data
8 5 (2.43%) Data Centre
9 4 (1.94%) Data Conversion
9 4 (1.94%) Equity Derivative
9 4 (1.94%) SCADA
10 3 (1.46%) Fintech
10 3 (1.46%) Grid Computing
10 3 (1.46%) Hedge funds
10 3 (1.46%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 91 (44.17%) Windows
2 55 (26.70%) Windows 7
3 54 (26.21%) Linux
4 38 (18.45%) Windows Server
5 36 (17.48%) Unix
6 21 (10.19%) Windows XP
7 18 (8.74%) Windows Server 2003
8 16 (7.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 11 (5.34%) Solaris
10 10 (4.85%) Windows Server 2008
11 6 (2.91%) Mac OS
11 6 (2.91%) Windows Server 2012
12 5 (2.43%) Android
13 3 (1.46%) AIX
14 2 (0.97%) Windows 10
14 2 (0.97%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (26.70%) Electronic Trading
2 35 (16.99%) Multithreading
3 25 (12.14%) Agile Software Development
4 21 (10.19%) Workflow
5 18 (8.74%) Low Latency
6 16 (7.77%) High Availability
7 13 (6.31%) ITIL
7 13 (6.31%) Migration
8 12 (5.83%) Algorithmic Trading
8 12 (5.83%) Asset Management
9 11 (5.34%) Market Making
10 8 (3.88%) Data Management
10 8 (3.88%) Multithreaded Programming
10 8 (3.88%) Test Management
10 8 (3.88%) Time Management
11 7 (3.40%) Change Management
11 7 (3.40%) OO
12 6 (2.91%) MVVM
12 6 (2.91%) Project Management
12 6 (2.91%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 44 (21.36%) SQL
2 38 (18.45%) Java
3 24 (11.65%) C#
3 24 (11.65%) Python
4 20 (9.71%) C++
5 11 (5.34%) Perl
6 10 (4.85%) VBA
7 9 (4.37%) PowerShell
8 8 (3.88%) Bash Shell
9 5 (2.43%) AWK
9 5 (2.43%) Shell Script
9 5 (2.43%) XAML
10 4 (1.94%) JavaScript
11 3 (1.46%) Scala
11 3 (1.46%) T-SQL
12 2 (0.97%) C
12 2 (0.97%) PL/SQL
12 2 (0.97%) VB
13 1 (0.49%) Tcl
13 1 (0.49%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 21 (10.19%) Degree
2 11 (5.34%) PhD
3 6 (2.91%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (1.46%) CCNP
4 3 (1.46%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (1.46%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (0.97%) CCNA
6 1 (0.49%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.49%) CCDP
6 1 (0.49%) CCIE
6 1 (0.49%) MCP
6 1 (0.49%) MCSA
6 1 (0.49%) MCSE
6 1 (0.49%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.49%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (6.31%) SLA
2 3 (1.46%) QA
3 1 (0.49%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.49%) MiFID
System Software
1 26 (12.62%) Active Directory
2 12 (5.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.94%) VMware ESX
3 4 (1.94%) XenApp
4 3 (1.46%) NFS
4 3 (1.46%) Oracle RAC
4 3 (1.46%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (0.97%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (0.49%) ProxySG
6 1 (0.49%) Terminal Server
6 1 (0.49%) vSphere
6 1 (0.49%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 13 (6.31%) Thomson Reuters DACS
2 8 (3.88%) ITRS Geneos
3 3 (1.46%) Backup Exec
3 3 (1.46%) Control-M
3 3 (1.46%) Red Hat Spacewalk
3 3 (1.46%) SCCM
4 2 (0.97%) AirWatch
4 2 (0.97%) DameWare
4 2 (0.97%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (0.49%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.49%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.49%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 130 (63.11%) Bloomberg
2 51 (24.76%) Oracle
3 49 (23.79%) TIBCO
4 34 (16.50%) Microsoft
5 32 (15.53%) ION Trading
6 23 (11.17%) Citrix
7 21 (10.19%) Cisco
7 21 (10.19%) Lotus
8 20 (9.71%) HP
9 18 (8.74%) VMware
10 13 (6.31%) Red Hat
11 12 (5.83%) FXall
12 11 (5.34%) Currenex
13 8 (3.88%) Juniper
13 8 (3.88%) Sun
14 6 (2.91%) FactSet
15 5 (2.43%) Fixnetix
15 5 (2.43%) GoldenSource
15 5 (2.43%) IBM
15 5 (2.43%) Symantec
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