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 6 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Reuters
Rank 494 436 424
Rank change year-on-year
-58 -12
Contract jobs citing Reuters 88 123 116
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.17% 0.25% 0.26%
As % of the Vendors category 0.38% 0.55% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 74 91
Average daily rate
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£500 £315 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+58.73% -37.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £153 £182 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £665 £525 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £415 £130 £575
% change year-on-year
+219.23% -77.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 0
Average hourly rate - £18.70 -
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
23138 22445 20813
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.41% 45.48% 46.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 13163 12262 11056
Average daily rate £400 £390 £383
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.96%
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 £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 928 953 1210
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 £11.50 £11.00 £10.43
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £41.80 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.40 £17.50 £18.90
% change year-on-year
-0.57% -7.40%

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 6 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 10 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 6 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 -63 86 £525 +66.66% 28
London -39 83 £525 +66.66% 27
City of London +6 26 £413 +30.95% 12
South East - 3 £450 -
Surrey - 1 £750 -
Edinburgh - - - -
Stirling - - - -
Woking - - - -
Scotland - - - -
Mayfair - - - -

Reuters
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 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.

1 158 (76.70%) Bloomberg
2 114 (55.34%) Windows
3 90 (43.69%) Finance
4 73 (35.44%) Windows 7
5 67 (32.52%) Banking
6 55 (26.70%) MS Office
7 49 (23.79%) Microsoft
8 46 (22.33%) UNIX
9 44 (21.36%) Linux
9 44 (21.36%) Blackberry
10 43 (20.87%) Active Directory
11 42 (20.39%) Citrix
11 42 (20.39%) SQL
12 34 (16.50%) Cisco
13 33 (16.02%) MS Excel
13 33 (16.02%) Front Office
13 33 (16.02%) FIX Protocol
14 27 (13.11%) Windows XP
14 27 (13.11%) SQL Server
15 26 (12.62%) Firewall
16 25 (12.14%) Fixed Income
16 25 (12.14%) Investment Banking
16 25 (12.14%) Microsoft Certification
17 24 (11.65%) Perl
17 24 (11.65%) TCP/IP
18 23 (11.17%) Oracle
19 22 (10.68%) Electronic Trading
20 21 (10.19%) Windows Server 2008
20 21 (10.19%) VMware
21 20 (9.71%) RMDS

Reuters
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 6 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 15 (7.28%) SharePoint
2 14 (6.80%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 13 (6.31%) MS Exchange
4 10 (4.85%) Lync
5 8 (3.88%) IBM Notes
6 5 (2.43%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (2.43%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (1.46%) WorkSite
7 3 (1.46%) WebSphere
7 3 (1.46%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.49%) IIS
8 1 (0.49%) TIBCO EMS
Applications
1 55 (26.70%) MS Office
2 33 (16.02%) MS Excel
3 3 (1.46%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.97%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 20 (9.71%) RMDS
2 18 (8.74%) Eikon
3 8 (3.88%) ION MarketView
4 5 (2.43%) Markit EDM
5 3 (1.46%) Murex MxG2000
6 2 (0.97%) 3000 Xtra
7 1 (0.49%) Summit
7 1 (0.49%) LatentZero
7 1 (0.49%) Adaptiv
7 1 (0.49%) GoldMine
7 1 (0.49%) thinkFolio
7 1 (0.49%) Oracle General Ledger
Communications & Networking
1 26 (12.62%) Firewall
2 24 (11.65%) TCP/IP
3 20 (9.71%) DNS
4 18 (8.74%) DHCP
5 15 (7.28%) Multicast
6 13 (6.31%) FTP
6 13 (6.31%) Internet
7 11 (5.34%) Wireless
8 9 (4.37%) Wireshark
9 8 (3.88%) WAN
9 8 (3.88%) LAN
10 7 (3.40%) VPN
11 5 (2.43%) SAN
11 5 (2.43%) Cisco IPT
12 4 (1.94%) NAS
12 4 (1.94%) Cisco IOS
12 4 (1.94%) VoIP
13 3 (1.46%) LDAP
14 2 (0.97%) MPLS
15 1 (0.49%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (13.11%) SQL Server
2 11 (5.34%) Relational Database
3 9 (4.37%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (1.46%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (0.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (0.97%) MS Access
5 2 (0.97%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.49%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.49%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (2.43%) Visual Studio
2 4 (1.94%) Maven
2 4 (1.94%) JIRA
3 3 (1.46%) Ant
4 2 (0.97%) AdminStudio
4 2 (0.97%) Subversion
5 1 (0.49%) NUnit
5 1 (0.49%) CruiseControl
5 1 (0.49%) JUnit
5 1 (0.49%) MSI
5 1 (0.49%) Hudson
5 1 (0.49%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.49%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 90 (43.69%) Finance
2 67 (32.52%) Banking
3 33 (16.02%) Front Office
4 25 (12.14%) Investment Banking
5 13 (6.31%) Back Office
6 9 (4.37%) Legal
7 8 (3.88%) Financial Institution
8 7 (3.40%) Retail
9 3 (1.46%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.49%) Corporate Banking
10 1 (0.49%) Marketing
10 1 (0.49%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.49%) Advertising
10 1 (0.49%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 57 (27.67%) Analyst
2 32 (15.53%) Support Analyst
3 28 (13.59%) Desktop Support
4 27 (13.11%) Support Engineer
5 22 (10.68%) Desktop Engineer
6 18 (8.74%) Developer
7 17 (8.25%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 15 (7.28%) Market Data Engineer
9 14 (6.80%) Applications Support
10 12 (5.83%) Help Desk Analyst
10 12 (5.83%) 1st Line Support
10 12 (5.83%) Consultant
10 12 (5.83%) Java Developer
11 11 (5.34%) Help Desk Support
12 10 (4.85%) Help Desk Support Analyst
12 10 (4.85%) Business Analyst
13 8 (3.88%) Data Analyst
13 8 (3.88%) 1st Line Support Analyst
14 7 (3.40%) Network Engineer
14 7 (3.40%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (16.02%) FIX Protocol
2 16 (7.77%) Rendezvous
3 8 (3.88%) XMPP
4 5 (2.43%) Hibernate
4 5 (2.43%) Spring
5 4 (1.94%) .NET
6 3 (1.46%) XML
6 3 (1.46%) WinForms
6 3 (1.46%) Java EE
6 3 (1.46%) Murex Flex
6 3 (1.46%) Spring Integration
6 3 (1.46%) JMS
6 3 (1.46%) Akka
7 2 (0.97%) RESTful
7 2 (0.97%) REST
7 2 (0.97%) JSON
7 2 (0.97%) Application Packaging
7 2 (0.97%) .NET Framework
7 2 (0.97%) Java SE
7 2 (0.97%) JNI
Miscellaneous
1 44 (21.36%) Blackberry
2 25 (12.14%) Fixed Income
3 17 (8.25%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 17 (8.25%) Thin Client
3 17 (8.25%) Fat Client
4 13 (6.31%) iPad
4 13 (6.31%) Analytical Skills
5 11 (5.34%) iPhone
6 10 (4.85%) Smartcard
6 10 (4.85%) Equities
6 10 (4.85%) Smartphone
7 8 (3.88%) Derivative
7 8 (3.88%) Reference Data
8 7 (3.40%) Hedge funds
8 7 (3.40%) Mobile App
8 7 (3.40%) Management Information System
9 5 (2.43%) Statistics
10 4 (1.94%) Client/Server
11 3 (1.46%) Market Risk
11 3 (1.46%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 114 (55.34%) Windows
2 73 (35.44%) Windows 7
3 46 (22.33%) UNIX
4 44 (21.36%) Linux
5 27 (13.11%) Windows XP
6 21 (10.19%) Windows Server 2008
7 15 (7.28%) Windows 8
8 14 (6.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 13 (6.31%) Windows Server 2003
10 12 (5.83%) Windows Vista
11 11 (5.34%) Solaris
12 9 (4.37%) Windows Server 2012
13 7 (3.40%) Apple iOS
14 4 (1.94%) Mac OS X
14 4 (1.94%) SUSE
15 2 (0.97%) Android
15 2 (0.97%) Windows Phone
16 1 (0.49%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (10.68%) Electronic Trading
2 19 (9.22%) ITIL
3 13 (6.31%) Asset Management
3 13 (6.31%) Investment Management
4 12 (5.83%) Low Latency
5 11 (5.34%) Business Analysis
5 11 (5.34%) Workflow
6 10 (4.85%) Multithreading
7 9 (4.37%) Service Delivery
7 9 (4.37%) Change Management
8 8 (3.88%) Project Management
8 8 (3.88%) Migration
8 8 (3.88%) Risk Management
9 7 (3.40%) Incident Management
9 7 (3.40%) Capacity Management
10 6 (2.91%) Agile Software Development
10 6 (2.91%) Process Management
10 6 (2.91%) Disaster Recovery
10 6 (2.91%) CRM
11 5 (2.43%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 42 (20.39%) SQL
2 24 (11.65%) Perl
3 18 (8.74%) Java
3 18 (8.74%) Python
4 16 (7.77%) PowerShell
5 12 (5.83%) Shell Script
6 11 (5.34%) C#
7 9 (4.37%) VBA
8 7 (3.40%) C++
8 7 (3.40%) VBScript
9 4 (1.94%) Bash Shell
10 3 (1.46%) Groovy
10 3 (1.46%) Scala
11 2 (0.97%) T-SQL
11 2 (0.97%) JavaScript
12 1 (0.49%) C-shell
12 1 (0.49%) AWK
12 1 (0.49%) Korn
12 1 (0.49%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 25 (12.14%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (5.83%) MCP
2 12 (5.83%) MCSE
3 10 (4.85%) A+ Certification
3 10 (4.85%) MCDST
3 10 (4.85%) MCITP
4 9 (4.37%) MCSA
5 7 (3.40%) Degree
5 7 (3.40%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (2.91%) CCNP
7 4 (1.94%) ISEB
7 4 (1.94%) ISTQB
8 3 (1.46%) VCP4
8 3 (1.46%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (1.46%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.49%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.94%) SLA
2 2 (0.97%) QA
3 1 (0.49%) Solvency II
System Software
1 43 (20.87%) Active Directory
2 17 (8.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (4.37%) Hyper-V
4 8 (3.88%) VMware Workstation
5 7 (3.40%) XenApp
6 5 (2.43%) Xen
7 4 (1.94%) VMware Server
7 4 (1.94%) MetaFrame
7 4 (1.94%) Terminal Services
7 4 (1.94%) XenDesktop
7 4 (1.94%) vSphere
8 2 (0.97%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.49%) Samba
9 1 (0.49%) VMware ESX
9 1 (0.49%) NFS
Systems Management
1 16 (7.77%) SCCM
2 5 (2.43%) SCVMM
3 4 (1.94%) NetBackup
3 4 (1.94%) WSUS
4 2 (0.97%) SCOM
4 2 (0.97%) ITRS Geneos
5 1 (0.49%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.49%) Red Hat Spacewalk
Vendors
1 158 (76.70%) Bloomberg
2 49 (23.79%) Microsoft
3 42 (20.39%) Citrix
4 34 (16.50%) Cisco
5 23 (11.17%) Oracle
6 21 (10.19%) VMware
7 20 (9.71%) TIBCO
8 19 (9.22%) CQG
9 17 (8.25%) Fidessa
10 16 (7.77%) Red Hat
11 14 (6.80%) HP
11 14 (6.80%) ION Trading
12 10 (4.85%) FactSet
13 9 (4.37%) MarketAxess
13 9 (4.37%) Apple
14 8 (3.88%) Lotus
15 7 (3.40%) Sybase
16 6 (2.91%) eSpeed
17 5 (2.43%) Wyse
17 5 (2.43%) Symantec
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