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 September 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
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Reuters
Rank 488 429 436
Rank change year-on-year
-59 +7
Contract jobs citing Reuters 117 158 164
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.20% 0.30% 0.28%
As % of the Vendors category 0.44% 0.64% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 103 96
Average daily rate
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£375 £440 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.77% +21.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £174 £231
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £180 £180
% change year-on-year
+113.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 2
Average hourly rate £12.75 £22.00 £17.29
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.04% +27.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.55 £22.00 £16.83
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.95 £22.00 £17.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.00 - £16.72

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
26430 24554 26984
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.54% 46.51% 46.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 15045 13825 13737
Average daily rate £388 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £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 1205 1104 1392
Average hourly rate £19.00 £18.80 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.06% -1.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.75
% change year-on-year
- -1.33%

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 September 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 19 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 September 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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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 -65 112 £378 -14.20% 28
London -25 99 £350 -24.73% 25
City of London +11 32 £340 +24.77% 13
Birmingham - 13 £393 -
West Midlands - 13 £393 -
Scotland -12 1 - - 1
East of England - - - - 3
Mayfair - - - -
Aylesbury - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
Liverpool - - - -
Merseyside - - - -
North West - - - -
South East - - - -
St Albans - - - - 3
Stirling - - - - 1
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - - 3
Surrey - - - -

Reuters
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 September 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.

1 147 (61.25%) Bloomberg
2 112 (46.67%) Finance
3 105 (43.75%) Windows
4 82 (34.17%) Banking
5 69 (28.75%) SQL
6 59 (24.58%) Linux
6 59 (24.58%) Front Office
7 57 (23.75%) UNIX
8 52 (21.67%) Windows 7
9 51 (21.25%) Fixed Income
10 48 (20.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 46 (19.17%) Electronic Trading
12 43 (17.92%) Investment Banking
13 42 (17.50%) TIBCO
14 41 (17.08%) Rendezvous
15 40 (16.67%) MS Office
16 38 (15.83%) Java
16 38 (15.83%) Oracle
17 36 (15.00%) Blackberry
18 35 (14.58%) Project Management
19 34 (14.17%) Perl
19 34 (14.17%) MarketAxess
20 33 (13.75%) Microsoft
20 33 (13.75%) Active Directory
21 31 (12.92%) Citrix
22 30 (12.50%) MS Excel
22 30 (12.50%) Low Latency
23 29 (12.08%) Python
24 28 (11.67%) Red Hat
25 26 (10.83%) Firewall

Reuters
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 13 (5.42%) MS Exchange
2 12 (5.00%) IBM Notes
2 12 (5.00%) Lync
3 11 (4.58%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 9 (3.75%) WebSphere
4 9 (3.75%) WebLogic
5 8 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (1.25%) Confluence
6 3 (1.25%) SharePoint
7 2 (0.83%) Oracle Coherence
8 1 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 40 (16.67%) MS Office
2 30 (12.50%) MS Excel
3 7 (2.92%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (1.67%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (1.25%) MS Project
6 1 (0.42%) Adobe Captivate
6 1 (0.42%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 21 (8.75%) RMDS
1 21 (8.75%) Eikon
2 10 (4.17%) Markit EDM
3 9 (3.75%) Murex MxG2000
4 6 (2.50%) LatentZero
4 6 (2.50%) ION MarketView
5 5 (2.08%) Oracle iProcurement
6 3 (1.25%) Dynamics CRM
6 3 (1.25%) Kondor+
6 3 (1.25%) Eagle PACE
6 3 (1.25%) Sentinel
7 2 (0.83%) Tesseract
7 2 (0.83%) Minerva
7 2 (0.83%) 3000 Xtra
7 2 (0.83%) SunGard Stream Clearvision
8 1 (0.42%) LongView
8 1 (0.42%) MultiFonds
8 1 (0.42%) Khalix
8 1 (0.42%) SimCorp Dimension
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.42%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 26 (10.83%) Firewall
2 25 (10.42%) Multicast
3 15 (6.25%) TCP/IP
4 11 (4.58%) VPN
5 7 (2.92%) HTTP
6 5 (2.08%) FTP
6 5 (2.08%) PSTN
6 5 (2.08%) SSL
6 5 (2.08%) 3G
7 4 (1.67%) IP Telephony
7 4 (1.67%) DHCP
7 4 (1.67%) DNS
8 3 (1.25%) LAN
8 3 (1.25%) Internet
9 2 (0.83%) WAN
9 2 (0.83%) SSH
9 2 (0.83%) SAN
10 1 (0.42%) CHAP
10 1 (0.42%) Cisco IPT
10 1 (0.42%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (10.42%) SQL Server
2 7 (2.92%) Relational Database
3 5 (2.08%) NoSQL
4 4 (1.67%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (1.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (0.83%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (0.83%) Data Mining
6 2 (0.83%) Oracle Database 10g
6 2 (0.83%) KDB
6 2 (0.83%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (0.83%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.42%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.42%) SQL Server 7
7 1 (0.42%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (0.42%) Text Mining
7 1 (0.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.42%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.42%) Spotfire
7 1 (0.42%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 7 (2.92%) JUnit
2 3 (1.25%) JIRA
2 3 (1.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 2 (0.83%) Eclipse
3 2 (0.83%) IntelliJ
4 1 (0.42%) Maven
General
1 112 (46.67%) Finance
2 82 (34.17%) Banking
3 59 (24.58%) Front Office
4 43 (17.92%) Investment Banking
5 21 (8.75%) Financial Institution
6 11 (4.58%) Back Office
7 8 (3.33%) Legal
8 5 (2.08%) Telecoms
9 4 (1.67%) Private Banking
9 4 (1.67%) French Language
10 2 (0.83%) German Language
10 2 (0.83%) International Banking
10 2 (0.83%) Law
11 1 (0.42%) Publishing
11 1 (0.42%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.42%) Retail
Job Titles
1 56 (23.33%) Analyst
2 40 (16.67%) Developer
3 35 (14.58%) Applications Support
4 24 (10.00%) Desktop Support
5 23 (9.58%) Support Analyst
5 23 (9.58%) Java Developer
6 22 (9.17%) Support Engineer
6 22 (9.17%) Business Analyst
7 20 (8.33%) Linux Support
8 16 (6.67%) Desktop Engineer
9 13 (5.42%) Consultant
10 9 (3.75%) Project Manager
10 9 (3.75%) Applications Support Analyst
11 8 (3.33%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 8 (3.33%) 2nd Line Support
11 8 (3.33%) Data Analyst
12 7 (2.92%) Administrator
12 7 (2.92%) Front Office Developer
12 7 (2.92%) Market Data Engineer
13 6 (2.50%) Senior Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (17.08%) Rendezvous
2 13 (5.42%) Spring
2 13 (5.42%) .NET
2 13 (5.42%) XML
3 12 (5.00%) XMPP
4 11 (4.58%) Hibernate
5 9 (3.75%) JNI
5 9 (3.75%) JMS
5 9 (3.75%) Java EE
5 9 (3.75%) Murex Flex
5 9 (3.75%) Spring Integration
6 8 (3.33%) Java SE
6 8 (3.33%) XSLT
7 6 (2.50%) WPF
8 3 (1.25%) WCF
8 3 (1.25%) WinForms
9 2 (0.83%) Web Services
10 1 (0.42%) HTML
10 1 (0.42%) ASP.NET
10 1 (0.42%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 51 (21.25%) Fixed Income
2 48 (20.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 36 (15.00%) Blackberry
4 22 (9.17%) Equities
5 20 (8.33%) Hedge funds
6 19 (7.92%) Analytical Skills
7 14 (5.83%) Derivative
8 11 (4.58%) Reference Data
9 7 (2.92%) Data Integration
9 7 (2.92%) Mathematics
10 6 (2.50%) Equity Derivative
10 6 (2.50%) iPad
10 6 (2.50%) Mobile App
11 5 (2.08%) iPhone
11 5 (2.08%) Market Risk
11 5 (2.08%) Fat Client
11 5 (2.08%) Computer Science
11 5 (2.08%) Client/Server
11 5 (2.08%) Thin Client
12 4 (1.67%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 105 (43.75%) Windows
2 59 (24.58%) Linux
3 57 (23.75%) UNIX
4 52 (21.67%) Windows 7
5 26 (10.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 10 (4.17%) Windows XP
7 7 (2.92%) Mac OS X
8 6 (2.50%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (2.08%) Apple iOS
10 4 (1.67%) Windows 8
11 3 (1.25%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.42%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.42%) Android
12 1 (0.42%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.42%) AIX
12 1 (0.42%) Solaris
12 1 (0.42%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (19.17%) Electronic Trading
2 35 (14.58%) Project Management
3 30 (12.50%) Low Latency
4 26 (10.83%) Change Management
5 22 (9.17%) Capacity Management
6 21 (8.75%) ITIL
7 16 (6.67%) Data Management
8 15 (6.25%) Migration
8 15 (6.25%) Multithreading
9 14 (5.83%) Incident Management
10 12 (5.00%) Data Analysis
11 10 (4.17%) Agile Software Development
11 10 (4.17%) Risk Management
11 10 (4.17%) Service Delivery
11 10 (4.17%) CRM
12 9 (3.75%) User Acceptance Testing
12 9 (3.75%) Investment Management
13 7 (2.92%) Integration Testing
13 7 (2.92%) E-Commerce
13 7 (2.92%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 69 (28.75%) SQL
2 38 (15.83%) Java
3 34 (14.17%) Perl
4 29 (12.08%) Python
5 21 (8.75%) C#
6 14 (5.83%) C++
7 8 (3.33%) PowerShell
8 6 (2.50%) VBA
9 4 (1.67%) Shell Script
10 3 (1.25%) Korn
10 3 (1.25%) C++/CLI
10 3 (1.25%) VC++
10 3 (1.25%) T-SQL
11 2 (0.83%) VBScript
11 2 (0.83%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.42%) VB
12 1 (0.42%) JavaScript
12 1 (0.42%) SPARQL
12 1 (0.42%) C-shell
12 1 (0.42%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 8 (3.33%) Degree
2 7 (2.92%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (2.08%) MCP
3 5 (2.08%) MCSA
4 3 (1.25%) MCSE
4 3 (1.25%) ACCA
4 3 (1.25%) CIMA
4 3 (1.25%) MOS
5 2 (0.83%) ISEB
5 2 (0.83%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.42%) A+ Certification
6 1 (0.42%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (0.42%) MCDST
6 1 (0.42%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (4.58%) SLA
2 1 (0.42%) QA
2 1 (0.42%) EMIR
System Software
1 33 (13.75%) Active Directory
2 13 (5.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (3.33%) XenApp
4 4 (1.67%) Hyper-V
4 4 (1.67%) Terminal Server
5 2 (0.83%) VMware Workstation
5 2 (0.83%) Xen
5 2 (0.83%) VMware Server
6 1 (0.42%) Oracle RMAN
6 1 (0.42%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.42%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.42%) MetaFrame
6 1 (0.42%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 9 (3.75%) SCCM
2 5 (2.08%) DameWare
3 2 (0.83%) SCVMM
3 2 (0.83%) BMC Marimba
4 1 (0.42%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.42%) WSUS
4 1 (0.42%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (0.42%) Control-M
Vendors
1 147 (61.25%) Bloomberg
2 42 (17.50%) TIBCO
3 38 (15.83%) Oracle
4 34 (14.17%) MarketAxess
5 33 (13.75%) Microsoft
6 31 (12.92%) Citrix
7 28 (11.67%) Red Hat
8 22 (9.17%) eSpeed
9 21 (8.75%) Cisco
10 17 (7.08%) Fidessa
11 15 (6.25%) Sybase
12 13 (5.42%) VMware
13 12 (5.00%) Lotus
14 10 (4.17%) Adobe
15 9 (3.75%) Murex
16 8 (3.33%) HP
16 8 (3.33%) ION Trading
17 7 (2.92%) Speakerbus
17 7 (2.92%) 29West
18 6 (2.50%) CQG
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