The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors currently tracked.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Reuters
Rank 436 376 352
Rank change year-on-year
-60 -24
Contract jobs citing Reuters 152 170 251
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.27% 0.36% 0.41%
As % of the Vendors category 0.59% 0.76% 0.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 126 191
Average daily rate £425 £500 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% +17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £250 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £650 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £500 £175
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +185.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 4 9
Average hourly rate £17.50 £15.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% -13.88%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £14.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -20.00%
Vendors Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
25818 22455 27837
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.86% 47.05% 45.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 14474 11940 14191
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
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 1103 1186 1344
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% -5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.90 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -5.50%

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 18 April 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 22 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
London -44 137 £425 -15.00% 32
England -115 137 £425 -15.00% 33
City of London -22 40 £388 -18.42% 19
Scotland +2 12 £385 - 4
Canary Wharf +19 1 £288 -54.00%
Hackney - - - -
Mayfair - - - -
Docklands, London - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
North West - - - - 1
South East - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Milton Keynes - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Cheshire - - - - 1
Northamptonshire - - - -
Surrey - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
Hebden Bridge - - - -
Knutsford - - - - 1

Reuters
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

1 217 (72.33%) Bloomberg
2 178 (59.33%) Windows
3 158 (52.67%) Finance
4 132 (44.00%) Banking
5 94 (31.33%) Linux
6 93 (31.00%) Windows 7
7 85 (28.33%) UNIX
7 85 (28.33%) SQL
8 72 (24.00%) Blackberry
9 62 (20.67%) Front Office
10 59 (19.67%) Citrix
11 55 (18.33%) Microsoft
11 55 (18.33%) MS Office
12 54 (18.00%) Fidessa
12 54 (18.00%) Fixed Income
13 46 (15.33%) TIBCO
14 45 (15.00%) Oracle
14 45 (15.00%) Firewall
15 44 (14.67%) Project Management
15 44 (14.67%) Rendezvous
16 43 (14.33%) Perl
17 42 (14.00%) Investment Banking
17 42 (14.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
18 41 (13.67%) RMDS
19 40 (13.33%) Active Directory
20 38 (12.67%) Java
20 38 (12.67%) Low Latency
21 37 (12.33%) Multicast
21 37 (12.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
21 37 (12.33%) Windows XP

Reuters
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 27 (9.00%) IBM Notes
2 14 (4.67%) MS Exchange
3 11 (3.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 9 (3.00%) SharePoint
5 8 (2.67%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (1.67%) Lync
6 5 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (0.67%) WebLogic
7 2 (0.67%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.33%) TIBCO EMS
8 1 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 55 (18.33%) MS Office
2 32 (10.67%) MS Excel
3 12 (4.00%) MS PowerPoint
4 8 (2.67%) MS Visio
5 6 (2.00%) MS Project
6 3 (1.00%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.67%) Mathematica
Business Applications
1 41 (13.67%) RMDS
2 33 (11.00%) Eikon
3 10 (3.33%) Markit EDM
4 5 (1.67%) ION MarketView
5 4 (1.33%) Dynamics CRM
5 4 (1.33%) Khalix
6 2 (0.67%) LatentZero
6 2 (0.67%) Murex MxG2000
6 2 (0.67%) Kondor+
6 2 (0.67%) 3000 Xtra
7 1 (0.33%) SunGard Stream Clearvision
7 1 (0.33%) Oracle General Ledger
7 1 (0.33%) Temenos T24
7 1 (0.33%) Eagle PACE
7 1 (0.33%) LongView
7 1 (0.33%) Tesseract
7 1 (0.33%) Minerva
7 1 (0.33%) Sentinel
7 1 (0.33%) MultiFonds
7 1 (0.33%) FLEXCUBE
Communications & Networking
1 45 (15.00%) Firewall
2 37 (12.33%) Multicast
3 31 (10.33%) TCP/IP
4 18 (6.00%) LAN
4 18 (6.00%) WAN
5 17 (5.67%) VPN
5 17 (5.67%) DNS
6 13 (4.33%) DHCP
7 10 (3.33%) Internet
8 5 (1.67%) HTTP
8 5 (1.67%) Wi-Fi
9 4 (1.33%) Wireless
9 4 (1.33%) Broadband
9 4 (1.33%) FTP
9 4 (1.33%) Network Security
10 3 (1.00%) SAN
10 3 (1.00%) SSL
10 3 (1.00%) VoIP
10 3 (1.00%) 3G
11 2 (0.67%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (10.67%) SQL Server
2 9 (3.00%) Relational Database
3 7 (2.33%) Oracle Database
4 6 (2.00%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (1.67%) Data Mart
6 4 (1.33%) Oracle Reports
6 4 (1.33%) Oracle Database 10g
7 3 (1.00%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (1.00%) SQL Server 2005
7 3 (1.00%) SQL Server 7
7 3 (1.00%) SQL Server 2000
7 3 (1.00%) RDBMS
7 3 (1.00%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (1.00%) DTS
7 3 (1.00%) Crystal Reports
8 2 (0.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (0.67%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.33%) Sybase ASE
9 1 (0.33%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 13 (4.33%) Eclipse
2 6 (2.00%) JUnit
3 1 (0.33%) JIRA
3 1 (0.33%) MSI
General
1 158 (52.67%) Finance
2 132 (44.00%) Banking
3 62 (20.67%) Front Office
4 42 (14.00%) Investment Banking
5 31 (10.33%) Financial Institution
6 18 (6.00%) Back Office
7 3 (1.00%) German Language
8 2 (0.67%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.67%) Private Banking
9 1 (0.33%) Corporate Banking
9 1 (0.33%) Legal
Job Titles
1 72 (24.00%) Support Engineer
2 71 (23.67%) Analyst
3 43 (14.33%) Developer
4 41 (13.67%) Desktop Support
5 34 (11.33%) Support Analyst
6 24 (8.00%) Applications Support
7 22 (7.33%) Market Data Engineer
8 21 (7.00%) Business Analyst
9 19 (6.33%) Desktop Engineer
10 18 (6.00%) Data Analyst
10 18 (6.00%) Linux Support
11 15 (5.00%) Market Data Analyst
11 15 (5.00%) Market Analyst
11 15 (5.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
12 14 (4.67%) Help Desk Support
13 12 (4.00%) Linux Engineer
13 12 (4.00%) Linux Support Engineer
14 11 (3.67%) Project Manager
14 11 (3.67%) 2nd Line Support
14 11 (3.67%) Applications Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (14.67%) Rendezvous
2 18 (6.00%) XML
3 16 (5.33%) .NET
4 15 (5.00%) XSLT
5 12 (4.00%) Murex MxML
6 7 (2.33%) WPF
7 4 (1.33%) Spring
8 3 (1.00%) JMS
9 2 (0.67%) Hibernate
9 2 (0.67%) WinForms
9 2 (0.67%) Web Services
9 2 (0.67%) MAPI
9 2 (0.67%) WSDL
9 2 (0.67%) Middleware
9 2 (0.67%) JNI
9 2 (0.67%) Murex Flex
9 2 (0.67%) .NET Framework
9 2 (0.67%) Java SE
9 2 (0.67%) Java EE
9 2 (0.67%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 72 (24.00%) Blackberry
2 54 (18.00%) Fixed Income
3 42 (14.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 24 (8.00%) Hedge funds
5 21 (7.00%) Equities
6 18 (6.00%) iPhone
7 17 (5.67%) Derivative
8 12 (4.00%) Reference Data
9 8 (2.67%) iPad
10 7 (2.33%) Equity Derivative
11 5 (1.67%) Data Integration
12 4 (1.33%) Smartcard
12 4 (1.33%) Thin Client
12 4 (1.33%) Smartphone
12 4 (1.33%) Fat Client
13 3 (1.00%) Credit Risk
13 3 (1.00%) PDA
13 3 (1.00%) Credit Derivative
14 2 (0.67%) CLARiiON
14 2 (0.67%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 178 (59.33%) Windows
2 94 (31.33%) Linux
3 93 (31.00%) Windows 7
4 85 (28.33%) UNIX
5 37 (12.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 37 (12.33%) Windows XP
6 21 (7.00%) Solaris
7 9 (3.00%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (2.33%) Mac OS X
9 5 (1.67%) Apple iOS
9 5 (1.67%) Windows Vista
9 5 (1.67%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (1.33%) Android
10 4 (1.33%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (1.00%) AIX
11 3 (1.00%) Windows 2000
12 2 (0.67%) SUSE
13 1 (0.33%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.33%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.33%) Gentoo
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (14.67%) Project Management
2 38 (12.67%) Low Latency
3 36 (12.00%) Change Management
4 35 (11.67%) Electronic Trading
5 29 (9.67%) Capacity Management
6 26 (8.67%) Migration
7 16 (5.33%) Asset Management
7 16 (5.33%) User Acceptance Testing
8 15 (5.00%) Business Analysis
9 14 (4.67%) ITIL
10 10 (3.33%) Data Analysis
11 9 (3.00%) Risk Management
11 9 (3.00%) Workflow
12 8 (2.67%) Integration Testing
13 7 (2.33%) Multithreading
13 7 (2.33%) Data Management
14 6 (2.00%) DNA
15 5 (1.67%) Data Migration
15 5 (1.67%) Release Management
15 5 (1.67%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 85 (28.33%) SQL
2 43 (14.33%) Perl
3 38 (12.67%) Java
4 35 (11.67%) Python
5 23 (7.67%) C#
6 21 (7.00%) Shell Script
7 19 (6.33%) PL/SQL
8 10 (3.33%) C++
9 9 (3.00%) VB
9 9 (3.00%) VBA
10 7 (2.33%) T-SQL
11 5 (1.67%) PowerShell
11 5 (1.67%) VBScript
12 4 (1.33%) C-shell
13 3 (1.00%) Bash Shell
14 2 (0.67%) Lua
15 1 (0.33%) Bourne shell
15 1 (0.33%) Korn
15 1 (0.33%) JavaScript
15 1 (0.33%) C
Qualifications
1 18 (6.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (3.33%) MCITP
2 10 (3.33%) Degree
3 9 (3.00%) MCP
4 8 (2.67%) MCSE
5 7 (2.33%) MCDST
6 4 (1.33%) A+ Certification
7 2 (0.67%) PMP
7 2 (0.67%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.33%) MCTS
8 1 (0.33%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.33%) CCNA
8 1 (0.33%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.33%) SLA
2 3 (1.00%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.33%) EMIR
System Software
1 40 (13.33%) Active Directory
2 17 (5.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (2.67%) XenApp
4 3 (1.00%) Oracle RMAN
4 3 (1.00%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.33%) vSphere
5 1 (0.33%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 11 (3.67%) SCCM
2 5 (1.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 3 (1.00%) DameWare
4 2 (0.67%) Puppet
5 1 (0.33%) ITRS Geneos
5 1 (0.33%) WSUS
5 1 (0.33%) Control-M
5 1 (0.33%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.33%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 217 (72.33%) Bloomberg
2 59 (19.67%) Citrix
3 55 (18.33%) Microsoft
4 54 (18.00%) Fidessa
5 46 (15.33%) TIBCO
6 45 (15.00%) Oracle
7 36 (12.00%) Red Hat
8 35 (11.67%) MarketAxess
9 29 (9.67%) eSpeed
10 27 (9.00%) Lotus
11 25 (8.33%) Sybase
12 23 (7.67%) VMware
13 15 (5.00%) Murex
14 14 (4.67%) HP
14 14 (4.67%) Sun
14 14 (4.67%) CQG
15 8 (2.67%) Cisco
16 7 (2.33%) Altiris
17 6 (2.00%) ION Trading
17 6 (2.00%) Apple
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