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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Reuters over the 3 months to 30 January 2015 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.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Reuters
Rank 479 410 427
Rank change year-on-year
-69 +17
Contract jobs citing Reuters 104 143 112
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.20% 0.30% 0.25%
As % of the Vendors category 0.45% 0.65% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 91 82
Average daily rate
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£413 £425 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -15.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £134 £180 £241
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £525 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £358 £130 £575
% change year-on-year
+175.00% -77.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 2
Average hourly rate - £18.70 £25.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -26.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £10.00 -

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
23359 22019 21063
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.78% 45.72% 47.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 13656 12210 10981
Average daily rate £400 £390 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £223 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1012 954 1305
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -10.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £39.80 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -13.15%

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 30 January 2015.

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 30 January 2015. 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 -56 102 £415 -2.35% 25
London -41 98 £413 -2.94% 25
City of London +10 38 £394 +57.50% 12
South East -1 3 £450 -
Docklands, London +10 2 - -
Surrey - 1 £750 -
Edinburgh - - - - 1
St Albans - - - -
Stirling - - - -
Woking - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Scotland - - - - 1
East of England - - - -
Mayfair - - - -

Reuters
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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.

1 147 (69.01%) Bloomberg
2 121 (56.81%) Windows
3 92 (43.19%) Finance
4 84 (39.44%) Windows 7
5 69 (32.39%) Banking
6 56 (26.29%) MS Office
7 51 (23.94%) SQL
8 50 (23.47%) Microsoft
9 49 (23.00%) UNIX
10 47 (22.07%) Linux
11 46 (21.60%) Blackberry
11 46 (21.60%) Citrix
12 38 (17.84%) Active Directory
13 37 (17.37%) Cisco
14 36 (16.90%) FIX Protocol
15 33 (15.49%) Front Office
16 31 (14.55%) Perl
17 30 (14.08%) MS Excel
18 28 (13.15%) Firewall
19 27 (12.68%) Eikon
20 26 (12.21%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
21 25 (11.74%) Microsoft Certification
21 25 (11.74%) Windows XP
21 25 (11.74%) Electronic Trading
22 24 (11.27%) SQL Server
22 24 (11.27%) Fixed Income
22 24 (11.27%) Investment Banking
23 23 (10.80%) Oracle
23 23 (10.80%) ITIL
24 21 (9.86%) Java

Reuters
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 17 (7.98%) Lync
2 15 (7.04%) SharePoint
3 13 (6.10%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 12 (5.63%) MS Exchange
5 11 (5.16%) IBM Notes
6 8 (3.76%) WebSphere
6 8 (3.76%) WebLogic
7 5 (2.35%) Exchange Server 2010
7 5 (2.35%) Exchange Server 2007
8 3 (1.41%) WorkSite
9 1 (0.47%) IIS
Applications
1 56 (26.29%) MS Office
2 30 (14.08%) MS Excel
3 2 (0.94%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.47%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 27 (12.68%) Eikon
2 17 (7.98%) RMDS
3 8 (3.76%) Murex MxG2000
4 4 (1.88%) ION MarketView
4 4 (1.88%) Markit EDM
5 3 (1.41%) 3000 Xtra
5 3 (1.41%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.47%) Adaptiv
6 1 (0.47%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.47%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 28 (13.15%) Firewall
2 21 (9.86%) TCP/IP
3 17 (7.98%) DNS
4 16 (7.51%) Multicast
4 16 (7.51%) DHCP
5 13 (6.10%) FTP
6 12 (5.63%) Internet
7 10 (4.69%) Wireless
8 8 (3.76%) Wireshark
9 7 (3.29%) LAN
9 7 (3.29%) VPN
10 6 (2.82%) WAN
11 5 (2.35%) SAN
12 4 (1.88%) Cisco IOS
12 4 (1.88%) Cisco IPT
12 4 (1.88%) NAS
12 4 (1.88%) VoIP
13 3 (1.41%) LDAP
14 2 (0.94%) IP Telephony
15 1 (0.47%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (11.27%) SQL Server
2 11 (5.16%) Relational Database
3 9 (4.23%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (1.41%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (0.94%) KDB
5 2 (0.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (0.94%) NoSQL
5 2 (0.94%) MS Access
5 2 (0.94%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.47%) MySQL
6 1 (0.47%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 4 (1.88%) Visual Studio
2 3 (1.41%) Maven
2 3 (1.41%) Ant
3 2 (0.94%) JIRA
3 2 (0.94%) AdminStudio
4 1 (0.47%) Subversion
4 1 (0.47%) CruiseControl
4 1 (0.47%) MSI
4 1 (0.47%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.47%) Hudson
General
1 92 (43.19%) Finance
2 69 (32.39%) Banking
3 33 (15.49%) Front Office
4 24 (11.27%) Investment Banking
5 13 (6.10%) Back Office
6 9 (4.23%) Legal
7 8 (3.76%) Financial Institution
8 5 (2.35%) Retail
9 3 (1.41%) Retail Banking
10 2 (0.94%) Law
11 1 (0.47%) Advertising
11 1 (0.47%) Publishing
11 1 (0.47%) Telecoms
11 1 (0.47%) Private Banking
11 1 (0.47%) Marketing
11 1 (0.47%) French Language
Job Titles
1 54 (25.35%) Analyst
2 33 (15.49%) Support Analyst
3 29 (13.62%) Support Engineer
4 26 (12.21%) Desktop Support
5 20 (9.39%) Desktop Engineer
6 18 (8.45%) Applications Support
7 16 (7.51%) Market Data Engineer
7 16 (7.51%) Developer
8 14 (6.57%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 12 (5.63%) Help Desk Analyst
9 12 (5.63%) 1st Line Support
9 12 (5.63%) Help Desk Support
9 12 (5.63%) Java Developer
9 12 (5.63%) Consultant
10 10 (4.69%) Help Desk Support Analyst
10 10 (4.69%) Linux Engineer
11 9 (4.23%) Business Analyst
12 8 (3.76%) Messaging Engineer
12 8 (3.76%) 1st Line Support Analyst
13 7 (3.29%) Trade Floor Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (16.90%) FIX Protocol
2 15 (7.04%) Rendezvous
2 15 (7.04%) XMPP
3 10 (4.69%) Hibernate
3 10 (4.69%) Spring
4 8 (3.76%) Murex Flex
4 8 (3.76%) Java EE
4 8 (3.76%) Spring Integration
4 8 (3.76%) XML
4 8 (3.76%) JMS
5 7 (3.29%) JNI
5 7 (3.29%) XSLT
5 7 (3.29%) Java SE
6 4 (1.88%) .NET
7 3 (1.41%) WinForms
7 3 (1.41%) Web Services
8 2 (0.94%) JSON
8 2 (0.94%) Application Packaging
8 2 (0.94%) REST
8 2 (0.94%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 46 (21.60%) Blackberry
2 26 (12.21%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 24 (11.27%) Fixed Income
4 19 (8.92%) Thin Client
4 19 (8.92%) Fat Client
5 15 (7.04%) Analytical Skills
6 13 (6.10%) iPad
7 10 (4.69%) Smartphone
7 10 (4.69%) iPhone
7 10 (4.69%) Smartcard
8 9 (4.23%) Equities
9 8 (3.76%) Mobile App
10 7 (3.29%) Hedge funds
11 6 (2.82%) Derivative
11 6 (2.82%) Reference Data
12 5 (2.35%) Management Information System
12 5 (2.35%) Mathematics
13 4 (1.88%) Client/Server
14 3 (1.41%) Replication
14 3 (1.41%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 121 (56.81%) Windows
2 84 (39.44%) Windows 7
3 49 (23.00%) UNIX
4 47 (22.07%) Linux
5 25 (11.74%) Windows XP
6 21 (9.86%) Windows Server 2008
7 16 (7.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 14 (6.57%) Windows 8
9 12 (5.63%) Windows Vista
9 12 (5.63%) Windows Server 2003
10 8 (3.76%) Windows Server 2012
11 7 (3.29%) Solaris
11 7 (3.29%) Apple iOS
12 4 (1.88%) Mac OS X
13 3 (1.41%) SUSE
14 2 (0.94%) Windows Phone
15 1 (0.47%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (11.74%) Electronic Trading
2 23 (10.80%) ITIL
3 15 (7.04%) Low Latency
4 13 (6.10%) Risk Management
5 12 (5.63%) Change Management
5 12 (5.63%) Migration
6 10 (4.69%) Capacity Management
6 10 (4.69%) Project Management
7 9 (4.23%) Business Analysis
7 9 (4.23%) Investment Management
8 8 (3.76%) CRM
8 8 (3.76%) Workflow
8 8 (3.76%) Service Delivery
8 8 (3.76%) Asset Management
9 7 (3.29%) Agile Software Development
9 7 (3.29%) PRINCE2
10 6 (2.82%) Disaster Recovery
11 5 (2.35%) Incident Management
11 5 (2.35%) Problem Management
11 5 (2.35%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 51 (23.94%) SQL
2 31 (14.55%) Perl
3 21 (9.86%) Java
4 20 (9.39%) Python
5 16 (7.51%) PowerShell
6 14 (6.57%) C#
6 14 (6.57%) C++
7 13 (6.10%) Shell Script
8 7 (3.29%) VBScript
8 7 (3.29%) VBA
9 3 (1.41%) Bash Shell
10 2 (0.94%) Korn
10 2 (0.94%) Scala
10 2 (0.94%) Groovy
10 2 (0.94%) T-SQL
10 2 (0.94%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 25 (11.74%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (5.63%) MCSE
2 12 (5.63%) MCP
3 10 (4.69%) MCDST
3 10 (4.69%) MCITP
3 10 (4.69%) A+ Certification
4 9 (4.23%) MCSA
5 7 (3.29%) Degree
6 6 (2.82%) CCNP
6 6 (2.82%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (1.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 3 (1.41%) ISEB
7 3 (1.41%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (1.41%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.47%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.35%) SLA
2 2 (0.94%) QA
3 1 (0.47%) Solvency II
System Software
1 38 (17.84%) Active Directory
2 17 (7.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (4.23%) Hyper-V
3 9 (4.23%) XenApp
4 8 (3.76%) VMware Workstation
5 5 (2.35%) XenDesktop
5 5 (2.35%) Xen
6 4 (1.88%) VMware Server
6 4 (1.88%) vSphere
6 4 (1.88%) Terminal Services
6 4 (1.88%) MetaFrame
7 3 (1.41%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.47%) Samba
8 1 (0.47%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.47%) NFS
Systems Management
1 16 (7.51%) SCCM
2 5 (2.35%) SCVMM
3 4 (1.88%) WSUS
3 4 (1.88%) NetBackup
4 2 (0.94%) SCOM
4 2 (0.94%) ITRS Geneos
5 1 (0.47%) Red Hat Spacewalk
Vendors
1 147 (69.01%) Bloomberg
2 50 (23.47%) Microsoft
3 46 (21.60%) Citrix
4 37 (17.37%) Cisco
5 23 (10.80%) Oracle
6 20 (9.39%) VMware
7 19 (8.92%) Fidessa
8 18 (8.45%) Red Hat
8 18 (8.45%) TIBCO
8 18 (8.45%) CQG
9 14 (6.57%) MarketAxess
9 14 (6.57%) Sybase
10 12 (5.63%) HP
11 11 (5.16%) Lotus
12 10 (4.69%) eSpeed
12 10 (4.69%) Murex
13 9 (4.23%) ION Trading
13 9 (4.23%) Apple
14 8 (3.76%) Adobe
15 7 (3.29%) FactSet
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