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 6 December 2016 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
6 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Reuters
Rank 531 557 509
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -48
Contract jobs citing Reuters 107 92 120
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.21% 0.17% 0.21%
As % of the Vendors category 0.46% 0.39% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 47 81
Median daily rate £588 £294 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+100.00% -9.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £201 £168 £128
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £475 £378
% change year-on-year
-18.42% +25.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 1
Median hourly rate £17.10 £17.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.28% +2.94%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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
23219 23388 25202
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.61% 42.76% 44.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 14200 13712 14855
Median daily rate £420 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £380 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.97% +4.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 883 974 1212
Median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% +10.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.31 £10.61 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £43.00 £38.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%

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 6 December 2016.

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 6 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +26 105 £610 +112.17% 19
London +18 104 £620 +120.44% 17
City of London -8 14 £650 +112.24% 3
Scotland +4 2 £419 -16.25%
Docklands, London -4 2 £575 +109.09%
Edinburgh +20 1 £450 -5.26%
Glasgow +6 1 £388 -
Bristol - 1 £275 -
South West - 1 £275 -

Reuters
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 December 2016, 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.

1 137 (72.11%) Bloomberg
2 102 (53.68%) Windows
3 81 (42.63%) Finance
4 80 (42.11%) Banking
5 53 (27.89%) Windows 7
6 48 (25.26%) Front Office
7 46 (24.21%) Oracle
7 46 (24.21%) Electronic Trading
8 45 (23.68%) Windows Server
9 44 (23.16%) Linux
9 44 (23.16%) SQL
10 41 (21.58%) RMDS
11 40 (21.05%) TIBCO
12 38 (20.00%) Rendezvous
12 38 (20.00%) Java
13 37 (19.47%) Unix
13 37 (19.47%) Active Directory
14 35 (18.42%) SQL Server
15 34 (17.89%) Investment Banking
15 34 (17.89%) Fixed Income
16 33 (17.37%) Microsoft
17 31 (16.32%) Blackberry
17 31 (16.32%) FIX Protocol
18 30 (15.79%) Multithreading
19 29 (15.26%) MS Excel
20 25 (13.16%) VMware
21 24 (12.63%) ION Trading
21 24 (12.63%) Citrix
21 24 (12.63%) Degree
22 23 (12.11%) HP

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 15 (7.89%) IBM Notes
1 15 (7.89%) Oracle Workflow
2 14 (7.37%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 8 (4.21%) MS Exchange
4 6 (3.16%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (3.16%) SharePoint
5 5 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2003
6 3 (1.58%) Oracle Coherence
6 3 (1.58%) WebSphere
7 2 (1.05%) Skype for Business
8 1 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.53%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 29 (15.26%) MS Excel
2 19 (10.00%) MS Office
3 9 (4.74%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (1.58%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.53%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 41 (21.58%) RMDS
2 15 (7.89%) Eikon
3 3 (1.58%) Markit EDM
4 2 (1.05%) Endur
4 2 (1.05%) Findur
4 2 (1.05%) ION MarketView
5 1 (0.53%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.53%) Global One
5 1 (0.53%) Sophis RISQUE
Cloud Services
1 7 (3.68%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (2.63%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.53%) IaaS
3 1 (0.53%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.53%) PaaS
3 1 (0.53%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (11.58%) TCP/IP
2 16 (8.42%) Firewall
3 12 (6.32%) DNS
4 10 (5.26%) SAN
5 9 (4.74%) DHCP
6 6 (3.16%) IP Telephony
7 5 (2.63%) HTTP
7 5 (2.63%) iSCSI
7 5 (2.63%) VPN
8 4 (2.11%) OSPF
8 4 (2.11%) VoIP
9 3 (1.58%) Cisco IOS
9 3 (1.58%) Internet
9 3 (1.58%) LAN
9 3 (1.58%) LDAP
9 3 (1.58%) MPLS
9 3 (1.58%) NAS
9 3 (1.58%) PuTTY
9 3 (1.58%) WAN
9 3 (1.58%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (18.42%) SQL Server
2 9 (4.74%) Big Data
2 9 (4.74%) Oracle Database
3 6 (3.16%) Hadoop
3 6 (3.16%) Oracle Database 11g
4 3 (1.58%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (1.58%) MongoDB
4 3 (1.58%) MySQL
4 3 (1.58%) Oracle Database 10g
4 3 (1.58%) Oracle Reports
4 3 (1.58%) Oracle8/8i Database
4 3 (1.58%) Oracle9i Database
4 3 (1.58%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.05%) KDB
5 2 (1.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.53%) Kdb+
6 1 (0.53%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 20 (10.53%) JUnit
2 7 (3.68%) JIRA
3 3 (1.58%) Git (software)
3 3 (1.58%) IntelliJ
3 3 (1.58%) Jenkins
3 3 (1.58%) Maven
3 3 (1.58%) Subversion
3 3 (1.58%) Toad
4 2 (1.05%) NUnit
4 2 (1.05%) Visual Studio
General
1 81 (42.63%) Finance
2 80 (42.11%) Banking
3 48 (25.26%) Front Office
4 34 (17.89%) Investment Banking
5 15 (7.89%) Retail
6 13 (6.84%) Retail Banking
7 8 (4.21%) Back Office
7 8 (4.21%) Legal
8 6 (3.16%) Publishing
9 5 (2.63%) Financial Institution
10 3 (1.58%) Law
11 2 (1.05%) French Language
12 1 (0.53%) Corporate Banking
12 1 (0.53%) German Language
12 1 (0.53%) International Banking
12 1 (0.53%) Italian Language
12 1 (0.53%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 55 (28.95%) Developer
2 54 (28.42%) Analyst
3 39 (20.53%) Desktop Support
4 28 (14.74%) Support Analyst
5 25 (13.16%) 2nd Line Support
6 23 (12.11%) Java Developer
7 21 (11.05%) 1st/2nd Line Support
8 20 (10.53%) Support Engineer
9 19 (10.00%) Electronic Trading Developer
10 18 (9.47%) Desktop Engineer
10 18 (9.47%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 17 (8.95%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
12 16 (8.42%) SQL Analyst
13 14 (7.37%) Data Analyst
14 13 (6.84%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
14 13 (6.84%) Architect
14 13 (6.84%) Desktop Analyst
14 13 (6.84%) Desktop Support Analyst
14 13 (6.84%) Service Desk Support
15 12 (6.32%) 2nd Line Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (20.00%) Rendezvous
2 31 (16.32%) FIX Protocol
3 12 (6.32%) XML
4 7 (3.68%) WinForms
5 6 (3.16%) SOAP
5 6 (3.16%) Web Services
5 6 (3.16%) XSLT
6 4 (2.11%) .NET
6 4 (2.11%) JSON
7 3 (1.58%) JDBC
7 3 (1.58%) JMS
7 3 (1.58%) MDX
7 3 (1.58%) REST
7 3 (1.58%) Spring
8 2 (1.05%) STL
9 1 (0.53%) CSS
9 1 (0.53%) HTML
9 1 (0.53%) jQuery
9 1 (0.53%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 34 (17.89%) Fixed Income
2 31 (16.32%) Blackberry
3 21 (11.05%) Analytical Skills
4 20 (10.53%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 16 (8.42%) iPad
5 16 (8.42%) iPhone
6 12 (6.32%) Derivative
7 11 (5.79%) Equities
8 10 (5.26%) Data Centre
9 8 (4.21%) Reference Data
10 6 (3.16%) Credit Derivative
10 6 (3.16%) Hedge funds
11 5 (2.63%) Fintech
12 4 (2.11%) Equity Derivative
12 4 (2.11%) SCADA
12 4 (2.11%) User Experience
13 3 (1.58%) Grid Computing
13 3 (1.58%) Visualisation
14 2 (1.05%) HP Storage
14 2 (1.05%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 102 (53.68%) Windows
2 53 (27.89%) Windows 7
3 45 (23.68%) Windows Server
4 44 (23.16%) Linux
5 37 (19.47%) Unix
6 20 (10.53%) Windows XP
7 19 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
8 15 (7.89%) Windows Server 2008
9 13 (6.84%) Solaris
10 8 (4.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 8 (4.21%) Windows Server 2012
11 6 (3.16%) AIX
12 3 (1.58%) Windows 8
13 2 (1.05%) Windows 10
14 1 (0.53%) Android
14 1 (0.53%) Apple iOS
14 1 (0.53%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.53%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (24.21%) Electronic Trading
2 30 (15.79%) Multithreading
3 17 (8.95%) Asset Management
3 17 (8.95%) Migration
3 17 (8.95%) Workflow
4 14 (7.37%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (7.37%) ITIL
5 12 (6.32%) Algorithmic Trading
5 12 (6.32%) Market Making
6 11 (5.79%) Low Latency
7 10 (5.26%) Time Management
8 9 (4.74%) Data Management
9 8 (4.21%) High Availability
10 7 (3.68%) Change Management
10 7 (3.68%) Multithreaded Programming
10 7 (3.68%) OO
10 7 (3.68%) Project Management
10 7 (3.68%) SDLC
10 7 (3.68%) Test Management
11 6 (3.16%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 44 (23.16%) SQL
2 38 (20.00%) Java
3 23 (12.11%) C++
4 19 (10.00%) Python
5 16 (8.42%) C#
6 13 (6.84%) VBA
7 8 (4.21%) PowerShell
8 6 (3.16%) AWK
8 6 (3.16%) Shell Script
9 4 (2.11%) JavaScript
10 3 (1.58%) C
10 3 (1.58%) Perl
10 3 (1.58%) PL/SQL
10 3 (1.58%) Scala
10 3 (1.58%) T-SQL
10 3 (1.58%) VB
11 1 (0.53%) Tcl
11 1 (0.53%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 24 (12.63%) Degree
2 8 (4.21%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (2.63%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (2.63%) PhD
4 3 (1.58%) CCNP
4 3 (1.58%) MCP
4 3 (1.58%) MCSA
5 2 (1.05%) CCNA
5 2 (1.05%) MCSE
6 1 (0.53%) CCDP
6 1 (0.53%) CCIE
6 1 (0.53%) ISEB
6 1 (0.53%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.53%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.63%) SLA
2 3 (1.58%) QA
3 1 (0.53%) Data Quality
System Software
1 37 (19.47%) Active Directory
2 17 (8.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (3.16%) Oracle RAC
3 6 (3.16%) VMware ESX
4 5 (2.63%) VMware ESXi
4 5 (2.63%) XenApp
5 3 (1.58%) NFS
6 2 (1.05%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (0.53%) ProxySG
7 1 (0.53%) Terminal Server
7 1 (0.53%) vSphere
7 1 (0.53%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (3.16%) Thomson Reuters DACS
2 5 (2.63%) Backup Exec
3 4 (2.11%) SCCM
4 3 (1.58%) Control-M
4 3 (1.58%) DameWare
4 3 (1.58%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 3 (1.58%) Red Hat Spacewalk
5 2 (1.05%) AirWatch
6 1 (0.53%) ITRS Geneos
6 1 (0.53%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.53%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 137 (72.11%) Bloomberg
2 46 (24.21%) Oracle
3 40 (21.05%) TIBCO
4 33 (17.37%) Microsoft
5 25 (13.16%) VMware
6 24 (12.63%) Citrix
6 24 (12.63%) ION Trading
7 23 (12.11%) HP
8 20 (10.53%) Cisco
9 15 (7.89%) Lotus
10 11 (5.79%) Currenex
10 11 (5.79%) FXall
11 9 (4.74%) IBM
11 9 (4.74%) Juniper
12 8 (4.21%) Sun
13 7 (3.68%) Dell
13 7 (3.68%) FactSet
13 7 (3.68%) Symantec
14 6 (3.16%) GoldenSource
15 5 (2.63%) Red Hat
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