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 March 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
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Reuters
Rank 481 444 400
Rank change year-on-year
-37 -44
Contract jobs citing Reuters 97 133 145
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.18% 0.25% 0.32%
As % of the Vendors category 0.40% 0.56% 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 67 112
Average daily rate
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£450 £315 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% -37.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £172 £178 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £525 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £130 £575
% change year-on-year
+169.23% -77.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 10 0
Average hourly rate - £18.10 -
UK excluding London average 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
24546 23827 21377
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.36% 45.45% 46.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 13996 13115 11393
Average daily rate £400 £400 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1059 1050 1177
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.73
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -6.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £10.43
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £18.13
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -3.44%

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 March 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 18 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 March 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -47 96 £450 +42.85% 29
London -23 94 £450 +42.85% 28
City of London +16 37 £400 +26.98% 10
South East - 1 £750 -
Surrey - 1 £750 -
Tyne and Wear - - - -
Scotland - - - - 1
Channel Islands - - - -
East of England - - - - 1
Mayfair - - - -
North East - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
Jersey - - - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - - - -
Stirling - - - - 1
Watford - - - - 1
Woking - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - - 1

Reuters
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 March 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.

1 155 (76.35%) Bloomberg
2 98 (48.28%) Windows
3 85 (41.87%) Finance
4 69 (33.99%) Banking
5 58 (28.57%) Windows 7
6 48 (23.65%) UNIX
7 47 (23.15%) MS Office
8 44 (21.67%) Linux
8 44 (21.67%) Microsoft
9 43 (21.18%) Citrix
10 42 (20.69%) Blackberry
11 40 (19.70%) Active Directory
12 34 (16.75%) SQL
13 33 (16.26%) Front Office
14 32 (15.76%) FIX Protocol
15 31 (15.27%) MS Excel
16 29 (14.29%) Investment Banking
17 28 (13.79%) Cisco
18 26 (12.81%) Firewall
18 26 (12.81%) RMDS
19 24 (11.82%) Microsoft Certification
19 24 (11.82%) Windows XP
19 24 (11.82%) Perl
19 24 (11.82%) SQL Server
20 23 (11.33%) Oracle
20 23 (11.33%) ITIL
21 22 (10.84%) TIBCO
21 22 (10.84%) VMware
22 21 (10.34%) Fixed Income
22 21 (10.34%) TCP/IP

Reuters
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 13 (6.40%) SharePoint
2 12 (5.91%) MS Exchange
2 12 (5.91%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 7 (3.45%) IBM Notes
4 6 (2.96%) Lync
5 3 (1.48%) TIBCO EMS
5 3 (1.48%) WorkSite
6 2 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.49%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.49%) IIS
7 1 (0.49%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 47 (23.15%) MS Office
2 31 (15.27%) MS Excel
3 3 (1.48%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (1.48%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.49%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.49%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.49%) Adobe Premiere
4 1 (0.49%) Adobe After Effects
Business Applications
1 26 (12.81%) RMDS
2 18 (8.87%) Eikon
3 8 (3.94%) ION MarketView
4 2 (0.99%) 3000 Xtra
4 2 (0.99%) Markit EDM
5 1 (0.49%) GoldMine
5 1 (0.49%) thinkFolio
5 1 (0.49%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (0.49%) Murex MxG2000
5 1 (0.49%) Summit
5 1 (0.49%) LatentZero
5 1 (0.49%) Adaptiv
Communications & Networking
1 26 (12.81%) Firewall
2 21 (10.34%) TCP/IP
3 19 (9.36%) DNS
4 17 (8.37%) DHCP
5 16 (7.88%) Multicast
6 14 (6.90%) Internet
7 13 (6.40%) FTP
8 12 (5.91%) Wireless
9 10 (4.93%) Wireshark
10 8 (3.94%) WAN
10 8 (3.94%) LAN
11 7 (3.45%) VPN
12 5 (2.46%) Cisco IPT
13 4 (1.97%) NAS
13 4 (1.97%) Cisco IOS
13 4 (1.97%) SSL
13 4 (1.97%) SAN
13 4 (1.97%) VoIP
14 3 (1.48%) LDAP
14 3 (1.48%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (11.82%) SQL Server
2 8 (3.94%) Relational Database
3 7 (3.45%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (1.48%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (0.99%) MS Access
5 2 (0.99%) DTS
5 2 (0.99%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.49%) Oracle BI EE
6 1 (0.49%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (0.49%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 6 (2.96%) JIRA
2 5 (2.46%) Visual Studio
3 4 (1.97%) Maven
4 3 (1.48%) Ant
5 2 (0.99%) JUnit
5 2 (0.99%) Subversion
5 2 (0.99%) AdminStudio
6 1 (0.49%) NUnit
6 1 (0.49%) CruiseControl
6 1 (0.49%) MSI
6 1 (0.49%) Hudson
6 1 (0.49%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.49%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 85 (41.87%) Finance
2 69 (33.99%) Banking
3 33 (16.26%) Front Office
4 29 (14.29%) Investment Banking
5 16 (7.88%) Back Office
6 11 (5.42%) Legal
6 11 (5.42%) Financial Institution
7 7 (3.45%) Retail
8 4 (1.97%) Marketing
9 3 (1.48%) Retail Banking
9 3 (1.48%) Publishing
10 2 (0.99%) Corporate Banking
11 1 (0.49%) Advertising
11 1 (0.49%) Telecoms
11 1 (0.49%) Law
Job Titles
1 58 (28.57%) Analyst
2 31 (15.27%) Support Analyst
3 27 (13.30%) Support Engineer
3 27 (13.30%) Desktop Support
4 19 (9.36%) Developer
5 17 (8.37%) Desktop Engineer
5 17 (8.37%) Market Data Engineer
6 15 (7.39%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 15 (7.39%) Applications Support
7 13 (6.40%) 1st Line Support
8 12 (5.91%) Help Desk Analyst
8 12 (5.91%) Help Desk Support
8 12 (5.91%) Java Developer
9 10 (4.93%) Help Desk Support Analyst
10 9 (4.43%) Data Analyst
10 9 (4.43%) Business Analyst
10 9 (4.43%) Consultant
11 8 (3.94%) Network Engineer
11 8 (3.94%) Market Data Support Engineer
11 8 (3.94%) 1st Line Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (15.76%) FIX Protocol
2 16 (7.88%) Rendezvous
3 4 (1.97%) .NET
4 3 (1.48%) XMPP
4 3 (1.48%) Hibernate
4 3 (1.48%) WinForms
4 3 (1.48%) Spring
4 3 (1.48%) Akka
5 2 (0.99%) WPF
5 2 (0.99%) RESTful
5 2 (0.99%) REST
5 2 (0.99%) Web Services
5 2 (0.99%) .NET Framework
5 2 (0.99%) J2EE
5 2 (0.99%) JSON
5 2 (0.99%) Application Packaging
6 1 (0.49%) COM
6 1 (0.49%) Java SE
6 1 (0.49%) Java EE
6 1 (0.49%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 42 (20.69%) Blackberry
2 21 (10.34%) Fixed Income
3 15 (7.39%) Thin Client
3 15 (7.39%) Fat Client
4 14 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
5 13 (6.40%) Eurex
5 13 (6.40%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 11 (5.42%) iPad
7 10 (4.93%) Smartcard
7 10 (4.93%) Smartphone
8 9 (4.43%) Derivative
8 9 (4.43%) Equities
9 8 (3.94%) Hedge funds
10 6 (2.96%) iPhone
10 6 (2.96%) Management Information System
11 5 (2.46%) Reference Data
12 4 (1.97%) Statistics
13 3 (1.48%) Equity Derivative
13 3 (1.48%) Replication
13 3 (1.48%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 98 (48.28%) Windows
2 58 (28.57%) Windows 7
3 48 (23.65%) UNIX
4 44 (21.67%) Linux
5 24 (11.82%) Windows XP
6 18 (8.87%) Windows Server 2008
7 14 (6.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 14 (6.90%) Windows 8
8 12 (5.91%) Windows Vista
9 11 (5.42%) Windows Server 2003
10 10 (4.93%) Solaris
11 9 (4.43%) Windows Server 2012
12 4 (1.97%) SUSE
13 2 (0.99%) Android
13 2 (0.99%) Windows Phone
13 2 (0.99%) Apple iOS
14 1 (0.49%) Debian
14 1 (0.49%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (11.33%) ITIL
2 21 (10.34%) Electronic Trading
3 14 (6.90%) Investment Management
3 14 (6.90%) Low Latency
3 14 (6.90%) Project Management
3 14 (6.90%) Asset Management
4 12 (5.91%) Workflow
5 11 (5.42%) Service Management
5 11 (5.42%) Service Delivery
5 11 (5.42%) Multithreading
6 10 (4.93%) Business Analysis
7 9 (4.43%) Change Management
8 8 (3.94%) Risk Management
9 7 (3.45%) Agile Software Development
9 7 (3.45%) CRM
9 7 (3.45%) Capacity Management
10 6 (2.96%) Problem Management
10 6 (2.96%) Process Management
10 6 (2.96%) Migration
11 5 (2.46%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 34 (16.75%) SQL
2 24 (11.82%) Perl
3 19 (9.36%) Python
4 17 (8.37%) Java
5 14 (6.90%) PowerShell
6 12 (5.91%) Shell Script
7 10 (4.93%) C#
8 9 (4.43%) VBA
9 5 (2.46%) C++
9 5 (2.46%) VBScript
10 4 (1.97%) Scala
10 4 (1.97%) Bash Shell
11 3 (1.48%) Groovy
12 2 (0.99%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.49%) JavaScript
13 1 (0.49%) C-shell
13 1 (0.49%) AWK
13 1 (0.49%) Korn
13 1 (0.49%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 24 (11.82%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (5.91%) MCP
3 10 (4.93%) MCSE
3 10 (4.93%) A+ Certification
3 10 (4.93%) MCDST
3 10 (4.93%) MCITP
4 8 (3.94%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (3.45%) Degree
5 7 (3.45%) MCSA
6 6 (2.96%) CCNP
7 5 (2.46%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (1.97%) ISEB
8 4 (1.97%) ISTQB
9 3 (1.48%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.48%) SLA
2 1 (0.49%) QA
2 1 (0.49%) Solvency II
System Software
1 40 (19.70%) Active Directory
2 15 (7.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (3.45%) Microsoft App-V
4 6 (2.96%) VMware Workstation
5 5 (2.46%) Hyper-V
5 5 (2.46%) XenApp
6 4 (1.97%) XenDesktop
6 4 (1.97%) vSphere
7 3 (1.48%) Xen
7 3 (1.48%) MetaFrame
7 3 (1.48%) Terminal Services
8 2 (0.99%) VMware Server
9 1 (0.49%) NFS
9 1 (0.49%) Samba
9 1 (0.49%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 17 (8.37%) SCCM
2 3 (1.48%) NetBackup
2 3 (1.48%) WSUS
2 3 (1.48%) SCVMM
2 3 (1.48%) ITRS Geneos
3 2 (0.99%) SCOM
4 1 (0.49%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (0.49%) Red Hat Spacewalk
Vendors
1 155 (76.35%) Bloomberg
2 44 (21.67%) Microsoft
3 43 (21.18%) Citrix
4 28 (13.79%) Cisco
5 23 (11.33%) Oracle
6 22 (10.84%) TIBCO
6 22 (10.84%) VMware
7 17 (8.37%) CQG
7 17 (8.37%) Fidessa
8 16 (7.88%) HP
8 16 (7.88%) Red Hat
9 14 (6.90%) ION Trading
10 10 (4.93%) Apple
11 9 (4.43%) MarketAxess
12 8 (3.94%) FactSet
12 8 (3.94%) Dell
13 7 (3.45%) Lotus
13 7 (3.45%) Currenex
14 6 (2.96%) eSpeed
15 5 (2.46%) Sybase
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