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 24 September 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
24 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Reuters
Rank 562 593 523
Rank change year-on-year
+31 -70
Contract jobs citing Reuters 85 73 116
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.13% 0.20%
As % of the Vendors category 0.36% 0.29% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 47 80
Median daily rate £500 £405 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.45% +8.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £217 £168 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £632 £578
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £393
% change year-on-year
- -4.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 2
Median hourly rate £15.00 £17.33 £12.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.41% +35.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £17.19 £12.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.07 £17.47 £12.95
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 - £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
23683 25134 26218
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 44.78% 43.30% 45.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 14486 14871 14762
Median daily rate £413 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 838 1092 1170
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.98 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.11% -5.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.20 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -

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 24 September 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 19 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 24 September 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 +23 79 £500 +23.45% 12
London +6 71 £500 +23.45% 12
City of London +17 18 £450 +100.00% 5
South East +21 5 - -
Scotland +12 3 £375 -21.05%
Glasgow - 3 £375 -
Buckinghamshire - 3 - -
Milton Keynes - 3 - -
Northampton - 2 - -
Northamptonshire - 2 - -
Windsor - 2 - -
Docklands, London - 2 £563 -
Berkshire - 2 - -
East Midlands - 2 - -
North West - 1 £450 -
Northern Ireland - 1 £77 -
Belfast - 1 £77 -
Manchester - 1 £450 -
County Antrim - 1 £77 -

Reuters
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 September 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.

1 118 (66.67%) Bloomberg
2 93 (52.54%) Windows
3 76 (42.94%) Finance
4 53 (29.94%) SQL Server
5 52 (29.38%) Banking
6 51 (28.81%) SQL
7 49 (27.68%) Oracle
8 45 (25.42%) Microsoft
9 44 (24.86%) Front Office
10 42 (23.73%) Linux
11 41 (23.16%) Windows Server
12 40 (22.60%) RMDS
13 39 (22.03%) Active Directory
14 38 (21.47%) Windows 7
15 36 (20.34%) Electronic Trading
15 36 (20.34%) TIBCO
16 35 (19.77%) Rendezvous
17 32 (18.08%) MS Excel
17 32 (18.08%) Fixed Income
18 31 (17.51%) HP
19 30 (16.95%) Java
19 30 (16.95%) Unix
19 30 (16.95%) VMware
20 29 (16.38%) Citrix
21 27 (15.25%) Analytical Skills
22 26 (14.69%) FIX Protocol
23 25 (14.12%) VMware Infrastructure
23 25 (14.12%) Investment Banking
24 24 (13.56%) Blackberry
25 23 (12.99%) Foreign Exchange (FX)

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 14 (7.91%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 11 (6.21%) Oracle Workflow
3 9 (5.08%) MS Exchange
4 8 (4.52%) SharePoint
5 7 (3.95%) Confluence
5 7 (3.95%) Exchange Server 2010
6 6 (3.39%) Exchange Server 2003
6 6 (3.39%) IBM Notes
7 4 (2.26%) Skype for Business
8 2 (1.13%) Oracle Coherence
8 2 (1.13%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.56%) Apache
9 1 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.56%) IIS
9 1 (0.56%) JBoss
9 1 (0.56%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.56%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.56%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.56%) WebSphere
Applications
1 32 (18.08%) MS Excel
2 15 (8.47%) MS Office
3 11 (6.21%) MS Visio
4 3 (1.69%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (1.13%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 40 (22.60%) RMDS
2 15 (8.47%) Eikon
3 5 (2.82%) Markit EDM
4 2 (1.13%) Endur
4 2 (1.13%) Findur
4 2 (1.13%) ION MarketView
5 1 (0.56%) Finacle
5 1 (0.56%) Global One
5 1 (0.56%) Murex MxG2000
5 1 (0.56%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 11 (6.21%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (5.65%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (1.13%) Office 365
4 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 22 (12.43%) TCP/IP
2 14 (7.91%) SAN
3 12 (6.78%) DNS
4 10 (5.65%) Firewall
5 8 (4.52%) DHCP
6 6 (3.39%) iSCSI
7 5 (2.82%) IP Telephony
7 5 (2.82%) VPN
8 4 (2.26%) Cisco IOS
8 4 (2.26%) Internet
9 3 (1.69%) Multicast
9 3 (1.69%) NAS
9 3 (1.69%) PuTTY
9 3 (1.69%) VoIP
9 3 (1.69%) WAN
10 2 (1.13%) IPsec
10 2 (1.13%) MPLS
10 2 (1.13%) OSPF
10 2 (1.13%) VLAN
10 2 (1.13%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (29.94%) SQL Server
2 11 (6.21%) Big Data
2 11 (6.21%) Hadoop
3 6 (3.39%) Oracle Database
4 5 (2.82%) Relational Database
5 3 (1.69%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (1.69%) Oracle Database 10g
5 3 (1.69%) Oracle Database 11g
5 3 (1.69%) Oracle8/8i Database
5 3 (1.69%) Oracle9i Database
5 3 (1.69%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (1.69%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (1.13%) KDB
6 2 (1.13%) Kdb+
6 2 (1.13%) MongoDB
6 2 (1.13%) RDBMS
6 2 (1.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.56%) Cognos Framework Manager
7 1 (0.56%) MS Access
7 1 (0.56%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 15 (8.47%) Visual Studio
2 14 (7.91%) NUnit
3 13 (7.34%) JUnit
4 11 (6.21%) JIRA
5 3 (1.69%) Subversion
5 3 (1.69%) Toad
6 2 (1.13%) IntelliJ
6 2 (1.13%) Jenkins
6 2 (1.13%) Maven
6 2 (1.13%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (0.56%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 76 (42.94%) Finance
2 52 (29.38%) Banking
3 44 (24.86%) Front Office
4 25 (14.12%) Investment Banking
5 11 (6.21%) Retail
6 10 (5.65%) Legal
7 9 (5.08%) Back Office
8 6 (3.39%) Publishing
8 6 (3.39%) Retail Banking
9 4 (2.26%) Law
10 3 (1.69%) Financial Institution
10 3 (1.69%) Telecoms
11 1 (0.56%) French Language
11 1 (0.56%) German Language
11 1 (0.56%) International Banking
11 1 (0.56%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 53 (29.94%) Analyst
2 43 (24.29%) Developer
3 28 (15.82%) Desktop Support
4 25 (14.12%) Support Analyst
5 21 (11.86%) Electronic Trading Developer
6 16 (9.04%) 1st/2nd Line Support
6 16 (9.04%) 2nd Line Support
7 15 (8.47%) Java Developer
8 14 (7.91%) Architect
8 14 (7.91%) Business Analyst
9 13 (7.34%) C# Developer
10 12 (6.78%) Desktop Engineer
10 12 (6.78%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 12 (6.78%) Support Engineer
11 11 (6.21%) Data Analyst
11 11 (6.21%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
11 11 (6.21%) FX Support Analyst
11 11 (6.21%) SQL Analyst
12 10 (5.65%) 1st/2nd Line Support Analyst
12 10 (5.65%) Electronic Trading Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (19.77%) Rendezvous
2 26 (14.69%) FIX Protocol
3 21 (11.86%) XML
4 17 (9.60%) .NET
5 10 (5.65%) FpML
6 7 (3.95%) XSLT
7 6 (3.39%) WPF
8 5 (2.82%) JSON
9 4 (2.26%) Web Services
10 3 (1.69%) CSS
10 3 (1.69%) HTML
10 3 (1.69%) JMS
10 3 (1.69%) jQuery
10 3 (1.69%) MDX
10 3 (1.69%) Spring
11 2 (1.13%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 2 (1.13%) JDBC
11 2 (1.13%) REST
11 2 (1.13%) SOAP
11 2 (1.13%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 32 (18.08%) Fixed Income
2 27 (15.25%) Analytical Skills
3 24 (13.56%) Blackberry
4 23 (12.99%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 20 (11.30%) Data Centre
6 14 (7.91%) User Experience
7 13 (7.34%) iPhone
8 12 (6.78%) Reference Data
9 11 (6.21%) SWIFT
10 10 (5.65%) Equities
11 9 (5.08%) Derivative
11 9 (5.08%) iPad
12 6 (3.39%) Hedge funds
13 5 (2.82%) HP Storage
14 4 (2.26%) Equity Derivative
14 4 (2.26%) SCADA
14 4 (2.26%) Video Conferencing
15 3 (1.69%) Credit Derivative
15 3 (1.69%) Management Information System
15 3 (1.69%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 93 (52.54%) Windows
2 42 (23.73%) Linux
3 41 (23.16%) Windows Server
4 38 (21.47%) Windows 7
5 30 (16.95%) Unix
6 14 (7.91%) Windows XP
7 13 (7.34%) Windows Server 2003
7 13 (7.34%) Windows Server 2008
7 13 (7.34%) Windows Server 2012
8 11 (6.21%) AIX
9 7 (3.95%) Solaris
10 5 (2.82%) Android
11 4 (2.26%) Windows 8
12 3 (1.69%) Apple iOS
13 2 (1.13%) Windows 10
14 1 (0.56%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.56%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (20.34%) Electronic Trading
2 20 (11.30%) Asset Management
3 17 (9.60%) ITIL
4 16 (9.04%) Low Latency
5 15 (8.47%) Multithreading
6 14 (7.91%) Migration
6 14 (7.91%) MVVM
7 13 (7.34%) Agile Software Development
7 13 (7.34%) Market Making
8 12 (6.78%) Algorithmic Trading
8 12 (6.78%) High Availability
9 11 (6.21%) Workflow
10 10 (5.65%) GAP Analysis
11 9 (5.08%) BPR
11 9 (5.08%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
11 9 (5.08%) E-Commerce
11 9 (5.08%) Waterfall
12 8 (4.52%) Systems Analysis
12 8 (4.52%) Time Management
13 7 (3.95%) Fund Accounting
Programming Languages
1 51 (28.81%) SQL
2 30 (16.95%) Java
3 20 (11.30%) C#
4 16 (9.04%) C++
5 13 (7.34%) Python
6 9 (5.08%) PowerShell
6 9 (5.08%) VBA
7 6 (3.39%) XAML
8 4 (2.26%) T-SQL
9 3 (1.69%) AWK
9 3 (1.69%) C
9 3 (1.69%) JavaScript
9 3 (1.69%) PL/SQL
9 3 (1.69%) Shell Script
9 3 (1.69%) VB
10 1 (0.56%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.56%) Perl
Qualifications
1 19 (10.73%) Degree
2 11 (6.21%) ISEB
3 8 (4.52%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (3.39%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (2.82%) MCSA
6 4 (2.26%) CCNA
6 4 (2.26%) MCSE
7 3 (1.69%) ISTQB
7 3 (1.69%) MCP
7 3 (1.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (0.56%) CCNP
8 1 (0.56%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.82%) SLA
2 3 (1.69%) QA
System Software
1 39 (22.03%) Active Directory
2 25 (14.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (6.21%) Oracle RAC
4 5 (2.82%) VMware ESX
4 5 (2.82%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (1.69%) XenApp
6 1 (0.56%) NFS
6 1 (0.56%) Terminal Server
6 1 (0.56%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (3.39%) Backup Exec
1 6 (3.39%) SCCM
2 3 (1.69%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (0.56%) DameWare
3 1 (0.56%) Thomson Reuters DACS
Vendors
1 118 (66.67%) Bloomberg
2 49 (27.68%) Oracle
3 45 (25.42%) Microsoft
4 36 (20.34%) TIBCO
5 31 (17.51%) HP
6 30 (16.95%) VMware
7 29 (16.38%) Citrix
8 23 (12.99%) ION Trading
9 19 (10.73%) Cisco
10 13 (7.34%) IBM
11 12 (6.78%) Dell
11 12 (6.78%) FXall
12 11 (6.21%) Currenex
13 10 (5.65%) Hortonworks
14 8 (4.52%) FactSet
15 7 (3.95%) iManage
15 7 (3.95%) Symantec
16 6 (3.39%) GoldenSource
16 6 (3.39%) Lotus
17 5 (2.82%) Fidessa
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