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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Reuters
Rank 571 574 522
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -52
Contract jobs citing Reuters 90 75 111
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.17% 0.13% 0.20%
As % of the Vendors category 0.37% 0.30% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 46 66
Median daily rate £475 £413 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.15% +6.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £188 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £750 £750 £591
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £750 £270
% change year-on-year
-36.66% +177.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 5
Median hourly rate - £18.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -5.26%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £13.00

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
24309 25081 24678
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.14% 43.92% 45.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 14909 14782 13627
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 814 1091 1074
Median hourly rate £19.44 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.97% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.05 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £42.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%

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 29 July 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 21 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 29 July 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 +14 87 £475 +26.66% 9
London -2 64 £500 +33.33% 9
South East +24 17 £475 -
Surrey +2 14 £475 -
City of London +34 12 £550 +144.44% 6
North West +1 3 £450 -
Berkshire - 3 - -
Windsor - 3 - -
Scotland +3 2 £350 - 1
Cheshire +1 2 £450 -
Yorkshire - 2 - -
Leeds - 2 - -
West Yorkshire - 2 - -
Glasgow - 2 £350 -
Canary Wharf +3 1 £240 -46.66%
Docklands, London - 1 £475 -
Northampton - 1 - -
Northamptonshire - 1 - -
Manchester - 1 £425 -
Kent - 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 - -

Reuters
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 July 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.

1 150 (72.12%) Bloomberg
2 90 (43.27%) Finance
3 80 (38.46%) Windows
4 68 (32.69%) Microsoft
5 56 (26.92%) Banking
6 55 (26.44%) Front Office
7 53 (25.48%) SQL Server
8 46 (22.12%) Active Directory
9 44 (21.15%) Oracle
10 42 (20.19%) SQL
10 42 (20.19%) Fixed Income
10 42 (20.19%) RMDS
11 40 (19.23%) Linux
12 38 (18.27%) VMware
12 38 (18.27%) Analytical Skills
13 35 (16.83%) Citrix
14 34 (16.35%) TIBCO
14 34 (16.35%) Windows 7
15 33 (15.87%) Electronic Trading
15 33 (15.87%) Rendezvous
15 33 (15.87%) Unix
15 33 (15.87%) MS Excel
15 33 (15.87%) C#
16 32 (15.38%) Asset Management
17 31 (14.90%) ION Trading
18 30 (14.42%) .NET
18 30 (14.42%) Investment Banking
18 30 (14.42%) Windows Server
19 27 (12.98%) MVVM
19 27 (12.98%) User Experience

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 17 (8.17%) MS Exchange
2 8 (3.85%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 7 (3.37%) Confluence
3 7 (3.37%) SharePoint
4 5 (2.40%) Oracle Workflow
5 4 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (1.44%) Exchange Server 2003
6 3 (1.44%) WebSphere
7 2 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (0.96%) Skype for Business
7 2 (0.96%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (0.48%) Apache
8 1 (0.48%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.48%) IIS
8 1 (0.48%) JBoss
8 1 (0.48%) Oracle Coherence
8 1 (0.48%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.48%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.48%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.48%) WebLogic
Applications
1 33 (15.87%) MS Excel
2 25 (12.02%) MS Office
3 11 (5.29%) MS Visio
4 3 (1.44%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.96%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 42 (20.19%) RMDS
2 15 (7.21%) ION MarketView
3 13 (6.25%) Eikon
4 4 (1.92%) Finacle
5 3 (1.44%) Markit EDM
6 1 (0.48%) Endur
6 1 (0.48%) Findur
6 1 (0.48%) Murex MxG2000
6 1 (0.48%) Summit
6 1 (0.48%) Temenos T24
6 1 (0.48%) TradeThru
Cloud Services
1 11 (5.29%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (4.81%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.96%) Office 365
4 1 (0.48%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 13 (6.25%) TCP/IP
2 12 (5.77%) Firewall
2 12 (5.77%) SAN
3 9 (4.33%) DNS
4 8 (3.85%) SSL
5 7 (3.37%) VPN
5 7 (3.37%) WAN
6 6 (2.88%) DHCP
6 6 (2.88%) Multicast
7 5 (2.40%) Internet
7 5 (2.40%) NAS
8 4 (1.92%) Cisco IOS
8 4 (1.92%) IP Telephony
8 4 (1.92%) LAN
9 3 (1.44%) iSCSI
10 2 (0.96%) Cisco ASA
10 2 (0.96%) MPLS
10 2 (0.96%) OSPF
10 2 (0.96%) PuTTY
10 2 (0.96%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (25.48%) SQL Server
2 11 (5.29%) Big Data
2 11 (5.29%) Hadoop
3 10 (4.81%) Crystal Reports
3 10 (4.81%) Oracle BI EE
4 5 (2.40%) Oracle Database
5 4 (1.92%) Relational Database
6 3 (1.44%) Oracle Database 11g
6 3 (1.44%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (1.44%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (0.96%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (0.96%) KDB
7 2 (0.96%) Oracle Database 10g
7 2 (0.96%) Oracle8/8i Database
7 2 (0.96%) Oracle9i Database
7 2 (0.96%) RDBMS
7 2 (0.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.48%) Data Mart
8 1 (0.48%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.48%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 26 (12.50%) Visual Studio
2 25 (12.02%) NUnit
3 10 (4.81%) JIRA
4 4 (1.92%) JUnit
5 2 (0.96%) Oracle Forms
5 2 (0.96%) Subversion
5 2 (0.96%) Toad
6 1 (0.48%) IntelliJ
6 1 (0.48%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.48%) Maven
6 1 (0.48%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 90 (43.27%) Finance
2 56 (26.92%) Banking
3 55 (26.44%) Front Office
4 30 (14.42%) Investment Banking
5 10 (4.81%) Legal
6 8 (3.85%) Back Office
7 7 (3.37%) Retail
8 6 (2.88%) Publishing
8 6 (2.88%) Telecoms
9 4 (1.92%) Law
10 3 (1.44%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.48%) French Language
11 1 (0.48%) German Language
11 1 (0.48%) International Banking
11 1 (0.48%) Italian Language
11 1 (0.48%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.48%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 58 (27.88%) Analyst
2 47 (22.60%) Developer
3 29 (13.94%) Desktop Support
4 24 (11.54%) C# Developer
4 24 (11.54%) Electronic Trading Developer
5 21 (10.10%) C# Developer - Electronic Trading
5 21 (10.10%) Support Analyst
6 17 (8.17%) .NET Developer
7 15 (7.21%) Business Analyst
7 15 (7.21%) C# .NET Developer
7 15 (7.21%) UX Developer
8 14 (6.73%) C# WPF Developer
8 14 (6.73%) WPF Developer
9 12 (5.77%) Architect
10 11 (5.29%) XAML Developer
11 10 (4.81%) Applications Support
11 10 (4.81%) Desktop Analyst
11 10 (4.81%) Front Office Developer
11 10 (4.81%) Service Analyst
12 9 (4.33%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (15.87%) Rendezvous
2 30 (14.42%) .NET
3 19 (9.13%) WPF
3 19 (9.13%) XML
4 11 (5.29%) FIX Protocol
5 10 (4.81%) FpML
6 6 (2.88%) XSLT
7 5 (2.40%) RFC 822
8 4 (1.92%) JSON
9 3 (1.44%) CSS
9 3 (1.44%) HTML
9 3 (1.44%) jQuery
9 3 (1.44%) MDX
9 3 (1.44%) Reactive Extensions
9 3 (1.44%) Web Services
10 2 (0.96%) ASP.NET
10 2 (0.96%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 2 (0.96%) JMS
10 2 (0.96%) Spring
10 2 (0.96%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 42 (20.19%) Fixed Income
2 38 (18.27%) Analytical Skills
3 27 (12.98%) User Experience
4 21 (10.10%) Blackberry
4 21 (10.10%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 18 (8.65%) Data Centre
6 14 (6.73%) Reference Data
7 13 (6.25%) Equities
8 11 (5.29%) iPhone
8 11 (5.29%) SWIFT
9 10 (4.81%) Derivative
10 9 (4.33%) Video Conferencing
11 8 (3.85%) Hedge funds
12 5 (2.40%) iPad
13 4 (1.92%) Equity Derivative
14 3 (1.44%) Eurex
14 3 (1.44%) HP Storage
14 3 (1.44%) Management Information System
14 3 (1.44%) OTC Derivatives
14 3 (1.44%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 80 (38.46%) Windows
2 40 (19.23%) Linux
3 34 (16.35%) Windows 7
4 33 (15.87%) Unix
5 30 (14.42%) Windows Server
6 13 (6.25%) AIX
7 12 (5.77%) Windows Server 2008
7 12 (5.77%) Windows XP
8 9 (4.33%) Solaris
9 8 (3.85%) Windows Server 2012
10 7 (3.37%) Android
11 6 (2.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 5 (2.40%) Windows 8
12 5 (2.40%) Windows Server 2003
13 4 (1.92%) Apple iOS
13 4 (1.92%) Windows 10
14 1 (0.48%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.48%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.48%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (15.87%) Electronic Trading
2 32 (15.38%) Asset Management
3 27 (12.98%) MVVM
4 23 (11.06%) ITIL
5 21 (10.10%) Project Management
6 20 (9.62%) Low Latency
7 18 (8.65%) Investment Management
7 18 (8.65%) Problem Management
8 17 (8.17%) Agile Software Development
9 13 (6.25%) Change Management
10 12 (5.77%) Disaster Recovery
10 12 (5.77%) High Availability
10 12 (5.77%) Portfolio Management
11 11 (5.29%) Change Control
11 11 (5.29%) Fund Accounting
12 9 (4.33%) BPR
12 9 (4.33%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
12 9 (4.33%) E-Commerce
12 9 (4.33%) GAP Analysis
12 9 (4.33%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 42 (20.19%) SQL
2 33 (15.87%) C#
3 19 (9.13%) XAML
4 17 (8.17%) Java
5 16 (7.69%) VBA
6 15 (7.21%) C++
7 14 (6.73%) Python
8 11 (5.29%) Perl
9 8 (3.85%) PowerShell
10 5 (2.40%) Shell Script
11 4 (1.92%) VB
12 3 (1.44%) AWK
12 3 (1.44%) JavaScript
12 3 (1.44%) MATLAB
12 3 (1.44%) PL/SQL
12 3 (1.44%) T-SQL
13 2 (0.96%) C
14 1 (0.48%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 12 (5.77%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (5.29%) ISEB
3 9 (4.33%) MCSA
4 8 (3.85%) ITIL Certification
4 8 (3.85%) MCSE
5 7 (3.37%) Degree
6 6 (2.88%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (1.92%) CCNA
7 4 (1.92%) MCP
7 4 (1.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 3 (1.44%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.48%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.40%) SLA
2 3 (1.44%) QA
System Software
1 46 (22.12%) Active Directory
2 22 (10.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (5.29%) Oracle RAC
4 8 (3.85%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (0.96%) Samba
5 2 (0.96%) Sendmail
5 2 (0.96%) VMware ESX
5 2 (0.96%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.48%) MetaFrame
6 1 (0.48%) NFS
6 1 (0.48%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 14 (6.73%) SCCM
2 3 (1.44%) Backup Exec
3 2 (0.96%) BladeLogic
3 2 (0.96%) BMC PATROL
3 2 (0.96%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 2 (0.96%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 2 (0.96%) Thomson Reuters DACS
4 1 (0.48%) DameWare
Vendors
1 150 (72.12%) Bloomberg
2 68 (32.69%) Microsoft
3 44 (21.15%) Oracle
4 38 (18.27%) VMware
5 35 (16.83%) Citrix
6 34 (16.35%) TIBCO
7 31 (14.90%) ION Trading
8 26 (12.50%) HP
9 24 (11.54%) Cisco
10 19 (9.13%) FactSet
11 13 (6.25%) Dell
12 12 (5.77%) IBM
13 11 (5.29%) Charles River
14 10 (4.81%) Hortonworks
15 8 (3.85%) Symantec
16 7 (3.37%) iManage
17 6 (2.88%) Red Hat
18 5 (2.40%) eSpeed
18 5 (2.40%) Fidessa
18 5 (2.40%) GoldenSource
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