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 27 May 2015 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
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Reuters
Rank 537 446 358
Rank change year-on-year
-91 -88
Contract jobs citing Reuters 76 143 197
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.27% 0.42%
As % of the Vendors category 0.31% 0.60% 0.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 80 141
Average daily rate
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£344 £475 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.63% -5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £173 £223 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £608 £625 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £128 £475 £550
% change year-on-year
-73.15% -13.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 9 7
Average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.94%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £14.00

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
24797 23698 21741
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 44.94% 44.94% 46.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 14353 13470 11558
Average daily rate £400 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1130 1055 1174
Average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £11.00 £11.21
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.49 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -10.52%

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 27 May 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Reuters within the UK over the 3 months to 27 May 2015. 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 -76 73 £350 -29.22% 24
London -43 68 £350 -29.22% 20
City of London -2 31 £260 -38.82% 9
West Midlands - 5 £363 -
Birmingham - 4 £350 -
Northern Ireland - 3 £121 -
County Antrim - 3 £121 -
Belfast - 3 £121 -
Canary Wharf -9 1 £500 +73.91%

Reuters
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, 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.

1 122 (71.76%) Bloomberg
2 80 (47.06%) Finance
3 74 (43.53%) Windows
4 68 (40.00%) Banking
5 46 (27.06%) Linux
6 45 (26.47%) UNIX
7 41 (24.12%) Windows 7
8 36 (21.18%) MS Office
9 33 (19.41%) SQL
10 32 (18.82%) Front Office
11 30 (17.65%) Investment Banking
11 30 (17.65%) Active Directory
12 29 (17.06%) MS Excel
13 27 (15.88%) Citrix
13 27 (15.88%) FIX Protocol
14 26 (15.29%) Blackberry
15 25 (14.71%) Microsoft
16 23 (13.53%) TCP/IP
16 23 (13.53%) Firewall
17 22 (12.94%) RMDS
18 21 (12.35%) Project Management
18 21 (12.35%) TIBCO
18 21 (12.35%) Fixed Income
19 19 (11.18%) Cisco
19 19 (11.18%) Perl
19 19 (11.18%) Eikon
20 18 (10.59%) Electronic Trading
20 18 (10.59%) Oracle
20 18 (10.59%) Python
21 17 (10.00%) Rendezvous

Reuters
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, 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 8 (4.71%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 6 (3.53%) IBM Notes
2 6 (3.53%) MS Exchange
3 5 (2.94%) Lync
4 3 (1.76%) Office Communications Server
5 1 (0.59%) IIS
5 1 (0.59%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 36 (21.18%) MS Office
2 29 (17.06%) MS Excel
3 5 (2.94%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (1.18%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.59%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.59%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.59%) Adobe Premiere
5 1 (0.59%) Adobe After Effects
Business Applications
1 22 (12.94%) RMDS
2 19 (11.18%) Eikon
3 9 (5.29%) ION MarketView
4 4 (2.35%) Kondor+
4 4 (2.35%) Misys Midas
4 4 (2.35%) IntelliMatch
5 2 (1.18%) Markit EDM
6 1 (0.59%) BondVision
6 1 (0.59%) GoldMine
6 1 (0.59%) thinkFolio
6 1 (0.59%) Oracle General Ledger
6 1 (0.59%) 3000 Xtra
6 1 (0.59%) Summit
6 1 (0.59%) LatentZero
Communications & Networking
1 23 (13.53%) TCP/IP
1 23 (13.53%) Firewall
2 17 (10.00%) Multicast
3 10 (5.88%) LAN
4 8 (4.71%) DNS
5 6 (3.53%) ISDN
5 6 (3.53%) WAN
5 6 (3.53%) DHCP
6 5 (2.94%) VPN
7 4 (2.35%) LDAP
7 4 (2.35%) VoIP
7 4 (2.35%) Internet
7 4 (2.35%) SSL
7 4 (2.35%) Cisco IOS
7 4 (2.35%) PABX
8 3 (1.76%) Unified Communications
8 3 (1.76%) Wireshark
8 3 (1.76%) MPLS
9 2 (1.18%) OSPF
9 2 (1.18%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (9.41%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.94%) MS Access
3 4 (2.35%) QlikView
4 3 (1.76%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.18%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (1.18%) DTS
6 1 (0.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.59%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (0.59%) MySQL
6 1 (0.59%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 5 (2.94%) Visual Studio
1 5 (2.94%) JIRA
2 2 (1.18%) JUnit
2 2 (1.18%) Maven
2 2 (1.18%) AdminStudio
3 1 (0.59%) NUnit
3 1 (0.59%) Subversion
3 1 (0.59%) MSI
3 1 (0.59%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 80 (47.06%) Finance
2 68 (40.00%) Banking
3 32 (18.82%) Front Office
4 30 (17.65%) Investment Banking
5 17 (10.00%) Back Office
6 12 (7.06%) Financial Institution
7 8 (4.71%) Retail
8 6 (3.53%) Legal
9 4 (2.35%) Publishing
9 4 (2.35%) Retail Banking
10 3 (1.76%) Marketing
11 2 (1.18%) Corporate Banking
11 2 (1.18%) Telecoms
12 1 (0.59%) Law
12 1 (0.59%) Manufacturing
12 1 (0.59%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 39 (22.94%) Analyst
2 22 (12.94%) Desktop Support
3 20 (11.76%) Support Engineer
4 19 (11.18%) Support Analyst
5 18 (10.59%) Developer
6 15 (8.82%) Market Data Engineer
7 14 (8.24%) Desktop Engineer
8 11 (6.47%) Java Developer
9 10 (5.88%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 10 (5.88%) Applications Support
10 9 (5.29%) Business Analyst
11 8 (4.71%) Administrator
12 7 (4.12%) 2nd Line Support
12 7 (4.12%) Programme Manager
12 7 (4.12%) Network Engineer
12 7 (4.12%) Linux Engineer
13 6 (3.53%) Data Administrator
13 6 (3.53%) Data Analyst
13 6 (3.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 6 (3.53%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (15.88%) FIX Protocol
2 17 (10.00%) Rendezvous
3 4 (2.35%) .NET
4 3 (1.76%) WPF
4 3 (1.76%) TIBCO EMS
5 2 (1.18%) Application Packaging
5 2 (1.18%) WCF
5 2 (1.18%) WinForms
6 1 (0.59%) Ajax
6 1 (0.59%) XMPP
6 1 (0.59%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.59%) COM
6 1 (0.59%) XML
6 1 (0.59%) J2SE
6 1 (0.59%) LINQ
6 1 (0.59%) REST
6 1 (0.59%) Task Parallel Library
6 1 (0.59%) KnockoutJS
6 1 (0.59%) Gherkin
6 1 (0.59%) Unity DI Container
Miscellaneous
1 26 (15.29%) Blackberry
2 21 (12.35%) Fixed Income
3 13 (7.65%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (7.06%) iPad
4 12 (7.06%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 11 (6.47%) Eurex
6 7 (4.12%) Equities
7 6 (3.53%) Reference Data
8 5 (2.94%) iPhone
8 5 (2.94%) Data Centre
8 5 (2.94%) Derivative
9 4 (2.35%) STB
9 4 (2.35%) Thin Client
9 4 (2.35%) Fat Client
9 4 (2.35%) iSeries
9 4 (2.35%) Hedge funds
10 3 (1.76%) SWIFT
10 3 (1.76%) Market Risk
10 3 (1.76%) Management Information System
10 3 (1.76%) Equity Derivative
Operating Systems
1 74 (43.53%) Windows
2 46 (27.06%) Linux
3 45 (26.47%) UNIX
4 41 (24.12%) Windows 7
5 15 (8.82%) Windows Server 2008
5 15 (8.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 13 (7.65%) Windows 8
7 12 (7.06%) Windows XP
8 11 (6.47%) Windows Server 2003
9 8 (4.71%) Solaris
10 5 (2.94%) Windows Vista
11 3 (1.76%) Windows Server 2012
12 2 (1.18%) Android
12 2 (1.18%) SUSE
13 1 (0.59%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (12.35%) Project Management
2 18 (10.59%) Electronic Trading
3 17 (10.00%) Investment Management
3 17 (10.00%) ITIL
4 16 (9.41%) Low Latency
5 12 (7.06%) Multithreading
5 12 (7.06%) Capacity Management
5 12 (7.06%) Change Management
5 12 (7.06%) Migration
6 11 (6.47%) Service Management
7 10 (5.88%) Asset Management
8 9 (5.29%) Workflow
9 8 (4.71%) Service Delivery
9 8 (4.71%) Problem Management
10 7 (4.12%) Risk Management
11 6 (3.53%) Incident Management
11 6 (3.53%) Process Management
11 6 (3.53%) CRM
11 6 (3.53%) Network Management
11 6 (3.53%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 33 (19.41%) SQL
2 19 (11.18%) Perl
3 18 (10.59%) Python
4 14 (8.24%) Java
5 11 (6.47%) PowerShell
6 10 (5.88%) C#
6 10 (5.88%) VBA
7 6 (3.53%) Shell Script
8 5 (2.94%) C++
9 2 (1.18%) T-SQL
9 2 (1.18%) VBScript
9 2 (1.18%) Scala
10 1 (0.59%) C-shell
10 1 (0.59%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.59%) AWK
10 1 (0.59%) Korn
10 1 (0.59%) Groovy
10 1 (0.59%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.59%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 7 (4.12%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (3.53%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (2.94%) CCNP
3 5 (2.94%) Degree
4 4 (2.35%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (1.76%) ISTQB
5 3 (1.76%) ISEB
5 3 (1.76%) MCSE
6 1 (0.59%) MCSA
6 1 (0.59%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.59%) SLA
1 1 (0.59%) QA
1 1 (0.59%) Solvency II
System Software
1 30 (17.65%) Active Directory
2 7 (4.12%) Microsoft App-V
2 7 (4.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (2.35%) XenDesktop
3 4 (2.35%) vSphere
3 4 (2.35%) VMware Workstation
4 3 (1.76%) XenApp
5 1 (0.59%) NFS
5 1 (0.59%) Samba
5 1 (0.59%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 10 (5.88%) SCCM
2 4 (2.35%) ITRS Geneos
2 4 (2.35%) AirWatch
3 1 (0.59%) Red Hat Spacewalk
3 1 (0.59%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (0.59%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.59%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 122 (71.76%) Bloomberg
2 27 (15.88%) Citrix
3 25 (14.71%) Microsoft
4 21 (12.35%) TIBCO
5 19 (11.18%) Cisco
6 18 (10.59%) Oracle
7 17 (10.00%) Red Hat
8 16 (9.41%) VMware
9 14 (8.24%) HP
10 13 (7.65%) ION Trading
11 12 (7.06%) Fidessa
12 11 (6.47%) Apple
12 11 (6.47%) MarketAxess
13 9 (5.29%) Currenex
14 8 (4.71%) eSpeed
15 6 (3.53%) Lotus
16 5 (2.94%) Polycom
17 4 (2.35%) FactSet
17 4 (2.35%) Yahoo!
17 4 (2.35%) CQG
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