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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Reuters
Rank 494 420 444
Rank change year-on-year
-74 +24
Contract jobs citing Reuters 118 168 161
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.20% 0.32% 0.28%
As % of the Vendors category 0.45% 0.68% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 107 92
Average daily rate
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£375 £425 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £174 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £595 £600 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £180 £180
% change year-on-year
+118.05% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Average hourly rate £12.75 £22.00 £17.87
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.04% +23.14%
UK excluding London average 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
26411 24620 26895
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.85% 46.66% 46.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 14970 13786 13658
Average daily rate £388 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.33%
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 £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1179 1110 1356
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £18.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +1.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.97 £19.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-0.18% +2.70%

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 19 September 2014.

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 19 September 2014. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -61 114 £375 -11.76% 28
London -33 104 £350 -22.22% 23
City of London -4 29 £340 +23.63% 11
Birmingham - 10 £400 - 1
West Midlands - 10 £400 - 1
Scotland -13 1 - -
East of England - - - - 3
Aylesbury - - - - 1
Edinburgh - - - -
Liverpool - - - -
Merseyside - - - -
North West - - - -
South East - - - - 1
St Albans - - - - 3
Stirling - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - - 1
Hertfordshire - - - - 3
Surrey - - - -

Reuters
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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.

1 146 (60.83%) Bloomberg
2 112 (46.67%) Finance
3 102 (42.50%) Windows
4 83 (34.58%) Banking
5 69 (28.75%) SQL
6 61 (25.42%) Front Office
7 60 (25.00%) Linux
8 58 (24.17%) UNIX
9 55 (22.92%) Fixed Income
10 47 (19.58%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 47 (19.58%) Electronic Trading
10 47 (19.58%) Windows 7
11 43 (17.92%) TIBCO
12 42 (17.50%) Rendezvous
12 42 (17.50%) Investment Banking
13 39 (16.25%) MS Office
14 38 (15.83%) Java
15 37 (15.42%) Oracle
15 37 (15.42%) Project Management
16 36 (15.00%) Blackberry
17 35 (14.58%) Perl
17 35 (14.58%) MarketAxess
18 34 (14.17%) Microsoft
19 32 (13.33%) Low Latency
20 31 (12.92%) Active Directory
20 31 (12.92%) Citrix
21 30 (12.50%) Python
22 29 (12.08%) MS Excel
22 29 (12.08%) Red Hat
23 28 (11.67%) Firewall

Reuters
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 (5.42%) MS Exchange
2 12 (5.00%) IBM Notes
3 11 (4.58%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 9 (3.75%) Lync
5 8 (3.33%) WebLogic
5 8 (3.33%) WebSphere
5 8 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (1.25%) Confluence
6 3 (1.25%) SharePoint
7 2 (0.83%) Oracle Coherence
7 2 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 39 (16.25%) MS Office
2 29 (12.08%) MS Excel
3 6 (2.50%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (1.67%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (1.25%) MS Project
6 1 (0.42%) Adobe Captivate
6 1 (0.42%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 22 (9.17%) RMDS
2 19 (7.92%) Eikon
3 10 (4.17%) Markit EDM
4 7 (2.92%) Murex MxG2000
5 6 (2.50%) LatentZero
5 6 (2.50%) ION MarketView
6 5 (2.08%) Oracle iProcurement
7 3 (1.25%) Eagle PACE
7 3 (1.25%) Dynamics CRM
7 3 (1.25%) Kondor+
7 3 (1.25%) Sentinel
8 2 (0.83%) Tesseract
8 2 (0.83%) Minerva
8 2 (0.83%) 3000 Xtra
8 2 (0.83%) SunGard Stream Clearvision
9 1 (0.42%) Temenos T24
9 1 (0.42%) SimCorp Dimension
9 1 (0.42%) Khalix
9 1 (0.42%) MultiFonds
9 1 (0.42%) FLEXCUBE
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.42%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 28 (11.67%) Firewall
2 26 (10.83%) Multicast
3 14 (5.83%) TCP/IP
4 13 (5.42%) VPN
5 7 (2.92%) HTTP
6 5 (2.08%) SSL
6 5 (2.08%) 3G
6 5 (2.08%) FTP
6 5 (2.08%) PSTN
7 4 (1.67%) LAN
7 4 (1.67%) IP Telephony
8 3 (1.25%) Internet
8 3 (1.25%) DNS
8 3 (1.25%) DHCP
8 3 (1.25%) WAN
9 2 (0.83%) SSH
9 2 (0.83%) Cisco Nexus
10 1 (0.42%) NAS
10 1 (0.42%) Cisco IPT
10 1 (0.42%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (10.83%) SQL Server
2 7 (2.92%) Relational Database
3 5 (2.08%) NoSQL
4 4 (1.67%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (1.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (0.83%) Data Mining
6 2 (0.83%) Oracle Database 10g
6 2 (0.83%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (0.83%) KDB
6 2 (0.83%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (0.83%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.42%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.42%) Spotfire
7 1 (0.42%) Text Mining
7 1 (0.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.42%) SQL Server 7
7 1 (0.42%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (0.42%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.42%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 7 (2.92%) JUnit
2 4 (1.67%) JIRA
3 3 (1.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 3 (1.25%) Eclipse
4 2 (0.83%) IntelliJ
General
1 112 (46.67%) Finance
2 83 (34.58%) Banking
3 61 (25.42%) Front Office
4 42 (17.50%) Investment Banking
5 23 (9.58%) Financial Institution
6 12 (5.00%) Back Office
7 8 (3.33%) Legal
8 5 (2.08%) Telecoms
9 4 (1.67%) Private Banking
9 4 (1.67%) French Language
10 2 (0.83%) Law
10 2 (0.83%) International Banking
10 2 (0.83%) German Language
11 1 (0.42%) Corporate Banking
11 1 (0.42%) Retail
11 1 (0.42%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.42%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 56 (23.33%) Analyst
2 41 (17.08%) Developer
3 36 (15.00%) Applications Support
4 23 (9.58%) Business Analyst
4 23 (9.58%) Desktop Support
5 22 (9.17%) Support Engineer
5 22 (9.17%) Support Analyst
6 21 (8.75%) Java Developer
6 21 (8.75%) Linux Support
7 14 (5.83%) Consultant
8 13 (5.42%) Desktop Engineer
9 9 (3.75%) Data Analyst
9 9 (3.75%) Applications Support Analyst
9 9 (3.75%) Project Manager
10 8 (3.33%) 2nd Line Support
11 7 (2.92%) Market Data Engineer
11 7 (2.92%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 7 (2.92%) Administrator
11 7 (2.92%) Front Office Developer
12 6 (2.50%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (17.50%) Rendezvous
2 15 (6.25%) .NET
3 13 (5.42%) XML
4 11 (4.58%) Spring
5 9 (3.75%) XMPP
5 9 (3.75%) Hibernate
6 8 (3.33%) JMS
6 8 (3.33%) XSLT
6 8 (3.33%) Java EE
6 8 (3.33%) WPF
7 7 (2.92%) Spring Integration
7 7 (2.92%) Java SE
7 7 (2.92%) Murex Flex
7 7 (2.92%) JNI
8 3 (1.25%) WCF
8 3 (1.25%) WinForms
9 2 (0.83%) Web Services
10 1 (0.42%) REST
10 1 (0.42%) Ext JS
10 1 (0.42%) Murex MxML
Miscellaneous
1 55 (22.92%) Fixed Income
2 47 (19.58%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 36 (15.00%) Blackberry
4 23 (9.58%) Equities
5 21 (8.75%) Hedge funds
6 19 (7.92%) Analytical Skills
7 14 (5.83%) Derivative
8 12 (5.00%) Reference Data
9 7 (2.92%) Data Integration
10 6 (2.50%) Equity Derivative
11 5 (2.08%) Fat Client
11 5 (2.08%) Market Risk
11 5 (2.08%) Mathematics
11 5 (2.08%) Computer Science
11 5 (2.08%) Thin Client
11 5 (2.08%) Client/Server
12 4 (1.67%) Credit Risk
12 4 (1.67%) Mobile App
13 3 (1.25%) SWIFT
13 3 (1.25%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 102 (42.50%) Windows
2 60 (25.00%) Linux
3 58 (24.17%) UNIX
4 47 (19.58%) Windows 7
5 27 (11.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 9 (3.75%) Windows XP
7 7 (2.92%) Mac OS X
8 6 (2.50%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (1.25%) Apple iOS
9 3 (1.25%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (0.83%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.42%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.42%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.42%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.42%) AIX
11 1 (0.42%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (19.58%) Electronic Trading
2 37 (15.42%) Project Management
3 32 (13.33%) Low Latency
4 26 (10.83%) Change Management
5 23 (9.58%) Capacity Management
6 19 (7.92%) ITIL
7 16 (6.67%) Data Management
8 15 (6.25%) Multithreading
9 13 (5.42%) Migration
10 12 (5.00%) Data Analysis
10 12 (5.00%) Incident Management
11 10 (4.17%) CRM
11 10 (4.17%) Service Delivery
11 10 (4.17%) Agile Software Development
11 10 (4.17%) User Acceptance Testing
12 9 (3.75%) Investment Management
13 8 (3.33%) Risk Management
13 8 (3.33%) Asset Management
13 8 (3.33%) Integration Testing
14 7 (2.92%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 69 (28.75%) SQL
2 38 (15.83%) Java
3 35 (14.58%) Perl
4 30 (12.50%) Python
5 21 (8.75%) C#
6 12 (5.00%) C++
7 7 (2.92%) PowerShell
7 7 (2.92%) VBA
8 5 (2.08%) Shell Script
9 3 (1.25%) C++/CLI
9 3 (1.25%) Korn
9 3 (1.25%) VC++
9 3 (1.25%) PL/SQL
9 3 (1.25%) T-SQL
10 2 (0.83%) VBScript
10 2 (0.83%) VB
11 1 (0.42%) C-shell
11 1 (0.42%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.42%) SPARQL
11 1 (0.42%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 8 (3.33%) Degree
2 7 (2.92%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (2.08%) MCP
4 4 (1.67%) MCSA
5 3 (1.25%) MOS
5 3 (1.25%) CIMA
5 3 (1.25%) ACCA
6 2 (0.83%) MCSE
6 2 (0.83%) ISEB
6 2 (0.83%) MCITP
6 2 (0.83%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.42%) MCDST
7 1 (0.42%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.75%) SLA
2 1 (0.42%) EMIR
2 1 (0.42%) QA
System Software
1 31 (12.92%) Active Directory
2 12 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (3.33%) XenApp
4 4 (1.67%) Terminal Server
5 3 (1.25%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.83%) VMware Workstation
6 2 (0.83%) VMware Server
7 1 (0.42%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.42%) Xen
7 1 (0.42%) Oracle RMAN
7 1 (0.42%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.42%) MetaFrame
7 1 (0.42%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 10 (4.17%) SCCM
2 5 (2.08%) DameWare
3 2 (0.83%) Control-M
3 2 (0.83%) BMC Marimba
3 2 (0.83%) SCVMM
4 1 (0.42%) WSUS
4 1 (0.42%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.42%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 146 (60.83%) Bloomberg
2 43 (17.92%) TIBCO
3 37 (15.42%) Oracle
4 35 (14.58%) MarketAxess
5 34 (14.17%) Microsoft
6 31 (12.92%) Citrix
7 29 (12.08%) Red Hat
8 23 (9.58%) eSpeed
9 20 (8.33%) Fidessa
10 17 (7.08%) Cisco
11 15 (6.25%) Sybase
12 13 (5.42%) VMware
13 12 (5.00%) Lotus
14 8 (3.33%) Murex
14 8 (3.33%) Adobe
14 8 (3.33%) ION Trading
15 7 (2.92%) 29West
15 7 (2.92%) Speakerbus
15 7 (2.92%) Remedy
16 6 (2.50%) Apple
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