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 26 November 2014 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
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Reuters
Rank 478 426 410
Rank change year-on-year
-52 -16
Contract jobs citing Reuters 117 153 165
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.21% 0.30% 0.32%
As % of the Vendors category 0.47% 0.64% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 94 118
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£323 £488 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-33.84% +30.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £128 £179 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £568 £585 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £475 £305
% change year-on-year
-20.52% +55.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 3
Average hourly rate £17.00 £19.49 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.77% -15.26%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £10.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year
- -40.19%

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
24986 23903 24821
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 44.57% 46.22% 47.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 14755 13590 12768
Average daily rate £385 £390 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.28% +4.00%
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 £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1228 1186 1392
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%

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 26 November 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 20 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 26 November 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 -50 114 £320 -36.00% 26
London -32 100 £301 -39.75% 23
City of London +13 36 £215 -14.00% 9
Birmingham - 11 £380 - 1
West Midlands - 11 £380 - 1
Docklands, London +15 1 - -
Scotland - 1 - -
Stirling - 1 - -
Woking - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - - 2
Surrey - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
Milton Keynes - - - -
St Albans - - - - 1
East of England - - - - 2
Mayfair - - - -
Midlands - - - -
South East - - - -
Aylesbury - - - -

Reuters
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 November 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.

1 148 (64.63%) Bloomberg
2 116 (50.66%) Windows
3 104 (45.41%) Finance
4 72 (31.44%) Windows 7
5 70 (30.57%) Banking
6 56 (24.45%) SQL
7 53 (23.14%) MS Office
8 52 (22.71%) Microsoft
9 47 (20.52%) Citrix
10 44 (19.21%) UNIX
11 42 (18.34%) Linux
11 42 (18.34%) Active Directory
11 42 (18.34%) Blackberry
11 42 (18.34%) Front Office
12 41 (17.90%) Investment Banking
13 37 (16.16%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 34 (14.85%) MS Excel
14 34 (14.85%) Fixed Income
15 33 (14.41%) Electronic Trading
16 31 (13.54%) Cisco
16 31 (13.54%) Perl
17 29 (12.66%) Oracle
18 28 (12.23%) FIX Protocol
19 26 (11.35%) ITIL
20 23 (10.04%) Java
20 23 (10.04%) TIBCO
20 23 (10.04%) Microsoft Certification
21 21 (9.17%) Rendezvous
21 21 (9.17%) SQL Server
22 20 (8.73%) Python

Reuters
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 November 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 17 (7.42%) MS Exchange
1 17 (7.42%) Lync
2 15 (6.55%) SharePoint
2 15 (6.55%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 8 (3.49%) WebSphere
3 8 (3.49%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (3.49%) WebLogic
3 8 (3.49%) IBM Notes
4 5 (2.18%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (1.31%) Confluence
5 3 (1.31%) WorkSite
6 2 (0.87%) Oracle Coherence
7 1 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 53 (23.14%) MS Office
2 34 (14.85%) MS Excel
3 6 (2.62%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (1.31%) MS Project
5 1 (0.44%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 20 (8.73%) Eikon
2 16 (6.99%) RMDS
3 8 (3.49%) Murex MxG2000
4 7 (3.06%) Markit EDM
5 5 (2.18%) Oracle iProcurement
6 3 (1.31%) Dynamics CRM
7 2 (0.87%) 3000 Xtra
7 2 (0.87%) Eagle PACE
7 2 (0.87%) LatentZero
8 1 (0.44%) Adaptiv
8 1 (0.44%) Sentinel
8 1 (0.44%) Khalix
8 1 (0.44%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.44%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (8.73%) Firewall
2 17 (7.42%) FTP
3 16 (6.99%) DNS
3 16 (6.99%) DHCP
4 15 (6.55%) TCP/IP
4 15 (6.55%) Multicast
5 12 (5.24%) Internet
6 10 (4.37%) Wireless
7 9 (3.93%) VPN
8 7 (3.06%) Wireshark
9 5 (2.18%) LAN
9 5 (2.18%) PSTN
10 4 (1.75%) Cisco IPT
10 4 (1.75%) WAN
10 4 (1.75%) SAN
11 3 (1.31%) IP Telephony
11 3 (1.31%) NAS
12 2 (0.87%) HTTP
12 2 (0.87%) SSL
12 2 (0.87%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (9.17%) SQL Server
2 11 (4.80%) Relational Database
3 8 (3.49%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (2.18%) NoSQL
5 3 (1.31%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (0.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (0.87%) KDB
6 2 (0.87%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.44%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.44%) MS Access
7 1 (0.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 4 (1.75%) JIRA
2 3 (1.31%) Maven
2 3 (1.31%) Ant
2 3 (1.31%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 2 (0.87%) Eclipse
3 2 (0.87%) IntelliJ
4 1 (0.44%) CruiseControl
4 1 (0.44%) Subversion
4 1 (0.44%) Hudson
4 1 (0.44%) Jenkins
General
1 104 (45.41%) Finance
2 70 (30.57%) Banking
3 42 (18.34%) Front Office
4 41 (17.90%) Investment Banking
5 16 (6.99%) Financial Institution
6 14 (6.11%) Legal
7 8 (3.49%) Back Office
8 5 (2.18%) Telecoms
9 2 (0.87%) French Language
9 2 (0.87%) Law
10 1 (0.44%) Advertising
10 1 (0.44%) Publishing
10 1 (0.44%) Retail
10 1 (0.44%) German Language
10 1 (0.44%) Marketing
10 1 (0.44%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 68 (29.69%) Analyst
2 38 (16.59%) Support Analyst
3 28 (12.23%) Applications Support
4 27 (11.79%) Desktop Support
4 27 (11.79%) Developer
5 24 (10.48%) Support Engineer
6 18 (7.86%) Desktop Engineer
7 16 (6.99%) Java Developer
8 14 (6.11%) Market Data Engineer
8 14 (6.11%) 1st Line Support
9 12 (5.24%) Consultant
9 12 (5.24%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 12 (5.24%) Help Desk Support
9 12 (5.24%) Help Desk Analyst
10 11 (4.80%) Business Analyst
10 11 (4.80%) Linux Support
11 10 (4.37%) 1st Line Support Analyst
11 10 (4.37%) Applications Support Analyst
11 10 (4.37%) Help Desk Support Analyst
12 8 (3.49%) Messaging Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (12.23%) FIX Protocol
2 21 (9.17%) Rendezvous
3 15 (6.55%) XMPP
4 12 (5.24%) Spring
4 12 (5.24%) Hibernate
5 10 (4.37%) XML
6 9 (3.93%) .NET
7 8 (3.49%) Java EE
7 8 (3.49%) Murex Flex
7 8 (3.49%) Spring Integration
7 8 (3.49%) JMS
8 7 (3.06%) JNI
8 7 (3.06%) XSLT
8 7 (3.06%) Java SE
9 4 (1.75%) WinForms
10 3 (1.31%) Web Services
10 3 (1.31%) WCF
10 3 (1.31%) WPF
11 2 (0.87%) RESTful
11 2 (0.87%) Akka
Miscellaneous
1 42 (18.34%) Blackberry
2 37 (16.16%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 34 (14.85%) Fixed Income
4 20 (8.73%) Equities
5 17 (7.42%) Hedge funds
6 15 (6.55%) Thin Client
6 15 (6.55%) Fat Client
6 15 (6.55%) Analytical Skills
7 10 (4.37%) Smartphone
7 10 (4.37%) Reference Data
7 10 (4.37%) iPad
7 10 (4.37%) Smartcard
8 9 (3.93%) Derivative
9 8 (3.49%) Mobile App
10 7 (3.06%) iPhone
11 6 (2.62%) Client/Server
12 5 (2.18%) Credit Risk
12 5 (2.18%) Mathematics
12 5 (2.18%) Market Risk
13 4 (1.75%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 116 (50.66%) Windows
2 72 (31.44%) Windows 7
3 44 (19.21%) UNIX
4 42 (18.34%) Linux
5 18 (7.86%) Windows XP
6 17 (7.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 15 (6.55%) Windows Server 2008
8 10 (4.37%) Windows Vista
9 9 (3.93%) Windows 8
10 7 (3.06%) Mac OS X
10 7 (3.06%) Windows Server 2003
10 7 (3.06%) Apple iOS
11 6 (2.62%) Windows Server 2012
12 3 (1.31%) Solaris
13 2 (0.87%) Windows Phone
13 2 (0.87%) SUSE
14 1 (0.44%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (14.41%) Electronic Trading
2 26 (11.35%) ITIL
3 20 (8.73%) Project Management
4 19 (8.30%) Low Latency
5 16 (6.99%) Migration
6 14 (6.11%) Service Delivery
6 14 (6.11%) Change Management
6 14 (6.11%) Data Management
7 13 (5.68%) Agile Software Development
8 12 (5.24%) Capacity Management
9 11 (4.80%) CRM
9 11 (4.80%) Incident Management
10 9 (3.93%) Risk Management
10 9 (3.93%) E-Commerce
11 8 (3.49%) Multithreading
12 7 (3.06%) Data Analysis
12 7 (3.06%) Asset Management
12 7 (3.06%) PRINCE2
12 7 (3.06%) Mentoring
12 7 (3.06%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 56 (24.45%) SQL
2 31 (13.54%) Perl
3 23 (10.04%) Java
4 20 (8.73%) Python
5 15 (6.55%) C#
6 13 (5.68%) C++
6 13 (5.68%) PowerShell
7 9 (3.93%) Shell Script
8 7 (3.06%) VBA
9 5 (2.18%) VBScript
10 4 (1.75%) Bash Shell
11 3 (1.31%) VC++
11 3 (1.31%) C++/CLI
11 3 (1.31%) Korn
12 2 (0.87%) Scala
12 2 (0.87%) Groovy
13 1 (0.44%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.44%) JavaScript
13 1 (0.44%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 23 (10.04%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (5.68%) MCP
3 10 (4.37%) MCDST
3 10 (4.37%) MCITP
3 10 (4.37%) MCSA
3 10 (4.37%) A+ Certification
4 9 (3.93%) MCSE
5 5 (2.18%) Degree
6 3 (1.31%) CIMA
6 3 (1.31%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 3 (1.31%) ACCA
6 3 (1.31%) ISEB
6 3 (1.31%) ISTQB
7 2 (0.87%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (0.87%) MOS
8 1 (0.44%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.44%) CCNP
8 1 (0.44%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.93%) SLA
2 1 (0.44%) QA
System Software
1 42 (18.34%) Active Directory
2 16 (6.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (4.37%) XenApp
4 9 (3.93%) Hyper-V
5 5 (2.18%) Xen
6 4 (1.75%) VMware Server
6 4 (1.75%) MetaFrame
6 4 (1.75%) Terminal Server
6 4 (1.75%) Terminal Services
6 4 (1.75%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (0.44%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.44%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 13 (5.68%) SCCM
2 5 (2.18%) SCVMM
3 4 (1.75%) WSUS
3 4 (1.75%) NetBackup
4 2 (0.87%) BMC Marimba
4 2 (0.87%) SCOM
4 2 (0.87%) DameWare
5 1 (0.44%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 148 (64.63%) Bloomberg
2 52 (22.71%) Microsoft
3 47 (20.52%) Citrix
4 31 (13.54%) Cisco
5 29 (12.66%) Oracle
6 23 (10.04%) TIBCO
7 19 (8.30%) Red Hat
8 18 (7.86%) VMware
9 17 (7.42%) CQG
10 16 (6.99%) MarketAxess
11 13 (5.68%) Fidessa
11 13 (5.68%) Sybase
12 12 (5.24%) HP
12 12 (5.24%) eSpeed
13 9 (3.93%) Adobe
13 9 (3.93%) Murex
14 8 (3.49%) FactSet
14 8 (3.49%) Lotus
15 7 (3.06%) 29West
15 7 (3.06%) Speakerbus
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