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 21 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Reuters
Rank 490 426 403
Rank change year-on-year
-64 -23
Contract jobs citing Reuters 117 153 166
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.21% 0.29% 0.32%
As % of the Vendors category 0.46% 0.64% 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 96 119
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£325 £500 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-35.00% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £128 £180 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £569 £600 £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
25422 24038 24478
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 44.55% 46.25% 47.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 14968 13682 12666
Average daily rate £388 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1238 1190 1329
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 £10.75 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year
- -5.40%

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 21 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 21 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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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 -57 114 £323 -35.50% 28
London -41 99 £313 -37.50% 26
City of London -6 35 £215 -14.00% 9
Birmingham - 12 £380 - 1
West Midlands - 12 £380 - 2
Docklands, London +18 1 - -
Scotland - 1 - -
Stirling - 1 - -
Woking - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Surrey - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
Milton Keynes - - - -
St Albans - - - -
East of England - - - -
Mayfair - - - -
Midlands - - - -
South East - - - -
Aylesbury - - - -

Reuters
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 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.

1 152 (65.24%) Bloomberg
2 121 (51.93%) Windows
3 107 (45.92%) Finance
4 73 (31.33%) Banking
4 73 (31.33%) Windows 7
5 56 (24.03%) SQL
6 54 (23.18%) MS Office
7 52 (22.32%) Microsoft
8 47 (20.17%) UNIX
9 46 (19.74%) Citrix
9 46 (19.74%) Blackberry
10 45 (19.31%) Linux
11 44 (18.88%) Active Directory
12 43 (18.45%) Front Office
12 43 (18.45%) Investment Banking
13 38 (16.31%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 36 (15.45%) Fixed Income
15 35 (15.02%) Electronic Trading
16 34 (14.59%) MS Excel
17 33 (14.16%) Cisco
18 32 (13.73%) Perl
19 29 (12.45%) Oracle
19 29 (12.45%) FIX Protocol
20 26 (11.16%) ITIL
21 24 (10.30%) TIBCO
21 24 (10.30%) Microsoft Certification
22 23 (9.87%) Java
23 22 (9.44%) Rendezvous
23 22 (9.44%) Project Management
24 21 (9.01%) SQL Server

Reuters
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 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 (7.30%) MS Exchange
1 17 (7.30%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 17 (7.30%) Lync
2 15 (6.44%) SharePoint
3 8 (3.43%) WebSphere
3 8 (3.43%) WebLogic
3 8 (3.43%) IBM Notes
3 8 (3.43%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (2.15%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (1.29%) Confluence
5 3 (1.29%) WorkSite
6 2 (0.86%) Oracle Coherence
7 1 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 54 (23.18%) MS Office
2 34 (14.59%) MS Excel
3 6 (2.58%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (1.29%) MS Project
5 1 (0.43%) Adobe Captivate
5 1 (0.43%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 20 (8.58%) Eikon
2 15 (6.44%) RMDS
3 8 (3.43%) Murex MxG2000
4 7 (3.00%) Markit EDM
5 5 (2.15%) Oracle iProcurement
6 3 (1.29%) 3000 Xtra
6 3 (1.29%) Dynamics CRM
7 2 (0.86%) Eagle PACE
7 2 (0.86%) LatentZero
8 1 (0.43%) Sentinel
8 1 (0.43%) Adaptiv
8 1 (0.43%) ION MarketView
8 1 (0.43%) Khalix
8 1 (0.43%) SunGard Stream Clearvision
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.43%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (9.01%) Firewall
2 17 (7.30%) FTP
3 16 (6.87%) TCP/IP
3 16 (6.87%) DHCP
3 16 (6.87%) DNS
3 16 (6.87%) Multicast
4 12 (5.15%) Internet
5 10 (4.29%) Wireless
5 10 (4.29%) VPN
6 6 (2.58%) Wireshark
7 5 (2.15%) LAN
7 5 (2.15%) PSTN
8 4 (1.72%) WAN
8 4 (1.72%) SAN
8 4 (1.72%) Cisco IPT
9 3 (1.29%) NAS
9 3 (1.29%) HTTP
9 3 (1.29%) IP Telephony
9 3 (1.29%) 3G
9 3 (1.29%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (9.01%) SQL Server
2 11 (4.72%) Relational Database
3 8 (3.43%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (2.15%) NoSQL
5 3 (1.29%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (0.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (0.86%) RDBMS
6 2 (0.86%) KDB
7 1 (0.43%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.43%) MS Access
7 1 (0.43%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 4 (1.72%) JIRA
2 3 (1.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 3 (1.29%) Ant
2 3 (1.29%) Maven
3 2 (0.86%) Eclipse
3 2 (0.86%) IntelliJ
4 1 (0.43%) CruiseControl
4 1 (0.43%) Subversion
4 1 (0.43%) Hudson
4 1 (0.43%) Jenkins
General
1 107 (45.92%) Finance
2 73 (31.33%) Banking
3 43 (18.45%) Front Office
3 43 (18.45%) Investment Banking
4 17 (7.30%) Financial Institution
5 13 (5.58%) Legal
6 8 (3.43%) Back Office
7 5 (2.15%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.86%) Law
8 2 (0.86%) Retail
8 2 (0.86%) French Language
9 1 (0.43%) German Language
9 1 (0.43%) Private Banking
9 1 (0.43%) Marketing
9 1 (0.43%) Advertising
9 1 (0.43%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 68 (29.18%) Analyst
2 38 (16.31%) Support Analyst
3 29 (12.45%) Applications Support
4 28 (12.02%) Desktop Support
5 27 (11.59%) Developer
6 25 (10.73%) Support Engineer
7 19 (8.15%) Desktop Engineer
8 16 (6.87%) Java Developer
9 14 (6.01%) 1st Line Support
10 13 (5.58%) Consultant
10 13 (5.58%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 13 (5.58%) Market Data Engineer
11 12 (5.15%) Linux Support
11 12 (5.15%) Help Desk Support
11 12 (5.15%) Help Desk Analyst
12 11 (4.72%) Business Analyst
13 10 (4.29%) Applications Support Analyst
13 10 (4.29%) Help Desk Support Analyst
13 10 (4.29%) 1st Line Support Analyst
14 8 (3.43%) Messaging Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (12.45%) FIX Protocol
2 22 (9.44%) Rendezvous
3 15 (6.44%) XMPP
4 12 (5.15%) Spring
4 12 (5.15%) Hibernate
5 10 (4.29%) XML
6 9 (3.86%) .NET
7 8 (3.43%) Murex Flex
7 8 (3.43%) JMS
7 8 (3.43%) Java EE
7 8 (3.43%) Spring Integration
8 7 (3.00%) Java SE
8 7 (3.00%) XSLT
8 7 (3.00%) JNI
9 4 (1.72%) WinForms
10 3 (1.29%) Web Services
10 3 (1.29%) WCF
10 3 (1.29%) WPF
11 2 (0.86%) Akka
11 2 (0.86%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 46 (19.74%) Blackberry
2 38 (16.31%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 36 (15.45%) Fixed Income
4 20 (8.58%) Equities
5 19 (8.15%) Hedge funds
6 15 (6.44%) Analytical Skills
6 15 (6.44%) Fat Client
6 15 (6.44%) Thin Client
7 10 (4.29%) Smartcard
7 10 (4.29%) Smartphone
7 10 (4.29%) Reference Data
7 10 (4.29%) iPad
8 9 (3.86%) Derivative
9 8 (3.43%) Mobile App
10 7 (3.00%) iPhone
11 6 (2.58%) Client/Server
12 5 (2.15%) Mathematics
12 5 (2.15%) Credit Risk
12 5 (2.15%) Market Risk
13 4 (1.72%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 121 (51.93%) Windows
2 73 (31.33%) Windows 7
3 47 (20.17%) UNIX
4 45 (19.31%) Linux
5 19 (8.15%) Windows XP
6 18 (7.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 15 (6.44%) Windows Server 2008
8 10 (4.29%) Windows Vista
9 9 (3.86%) Windows 8
10 7 (3.00%) Apple iOS
10 7 (3.00%) Mac OS X
10 7 (3.00%) Windows Server 2003
11 6 (2.58%) Windows Server 2012
12 3 (1.29%) Solaris
13 2 (0.86%) SUSE
13 2 (0.86%) Windows Phone
14 1 (0.43%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (15.02%) Electronic Trading
2 26 (11.16%) ITIL
3 22 (9.44%) Project Management
4 20 (8.58%) Low Latency
5 16 (6.87%) Migration
6 15 (6.44%) Change Management
7 14 (6.01%) Service Delivery
7 14 (6.01%) Data Management
8 13 (5.58%) Agile Software Development
8 13 (5.58%) Capacity Management
9 11 (4.72%) Incident Management
10 10 (4.29%) CRM
11 9 (3.86%) E-Commerce
11 9 (3.86%) Asset Management
11 9 (3.86%) Risk Management
12 8 (3.43%) Multithreading
13 7 (3.00%) Mentoring
13 7 (3.00%) Data Analysis
13 7 (3.00%) Business Analysis
13 7 (3.00%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 56 (24.03%) SQL
2 32 (13.73%) Perl
3 23 (9.87%) Java
4 21 (9.01%) Python
5 15 (6.44%) C#
6 13 (5.58%) C++
6 13 (5.58%) PowerShell
7 9 (3.86%) Shell Script
8 8 (3.43%) VBA
9 5 (2.15%) VBScript
10 4 (1.72%) Bash Shell
11 3 (1.29%) VC++
11 3 (1.29%) Korn
11 3 (1.29%) C++/CLI
12 2 (0.86%) Groovy
12 2 (0.86%) Scala
13 1 (0.43%) C-shell
13 1 (0.43%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.43%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 24 (10.30%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (6.01%) MCP
3 10 (4.29%) MCSE
3 10 (4.29%) MCSA
3 10 (4.29%) A+ Certification
3 10 (4.29%) MCDST
3 10 (4.29%) MCITP
4 5 (2.15%) Degree
5 3 (1.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 3 (1.29%) ACCA
5 3 (1.29%) CIMA
6 2 (0.86%) MOS
6 2 (0.86%) ISTQB
6 2 (0.86%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (0.86%) ISEB
7 1 (0.43%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.43%) CCNP
7 1 (0.43%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.86%) SLA
2 1 (0.43%) QA
System Software
1 44 (18.88%) Active Directory
2 18 (7.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (4.29%) XenApp
4 9 (3.86%) Hyper-V
5 5 (2.15%) Xen
6 4 (1.72%) VMware Server
6 4 (1.72%) MetaFrame
6 4 (1.72%) Terminal Server
6 4 (1.72%) Terminal Services
6 4 (1.72%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (0.43%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.43%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 14 (6.01%) SCCM
2 5 (2.15%) SCVMM
3 4 (1.72%) NetBackup
3 4 (1.72%) WSUS
4 3 (1.29%) DameWare
5 2 (0.86%) BMC Marimba
5 2 (0.86%) SCOM
6 1 (0.43%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 152 (65.24%) Bloomberg
2 52 (22.32%) Microsoft
3 46 (19.74%) Citrix
4 33 (14.16%) Cisco
5 29 (12.45%) Oracle
6 24 (10.30%) TIBCO
7 20 (8.58%) Red Hat
7 20 (8.58%) VMware
8 17 (7.30%) CQG
8 17 (7.30%) MarketAxess
9 14 (6.01%) Fidessa
10 13 (5.58%) Sybase
10 13 (5.58%) eSpeed
11 12 (5.15%) HP
12 9 (3.86%) Murex
12 9 (3.86%) Adobe
13 8 (3.43%) Lotus
13 8 (3.43%) FactSet
14 7 (3.00%) 29West
14 7 (3.00%) Speakerbus
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