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 1 May 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Reuters
Rank 526 451 382
Rank change year-on-year
-75 -69
Contract jobs citing Reuters 74 144 180
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.26% 0.37%
As % of the Vendors category 0.29% 0.58% 0.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 80 130
Average daily rate
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£369 £438 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.77% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £149 £248 £249
10% offered a daily rate of more than £611 £625 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £124 £475 £550
% change year-on-year
-73.89% -13.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 8 6
Average hourly rate - £17.50 £28.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -38.05%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £14.00

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
25335 24686 22668
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.40% 45.32% 46.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 14466 13932 12019
Average daily rate £400 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £223 £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 1097 1061 1208
Average hourly rate £18.50 £17.81 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.90% -6.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -7.89%

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 1 May 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 9 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 1 May 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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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 -65 71 £375 -11.76% 22
London -59 69 £388 -8.82% 20
City of London -10 27 £260 -35.00% 8
County Antrim - 3 £121 -
Belfast - 3 £121 -
Northern Ireland - 3 £121 -
Birmingham - 2 £350 -
West Midlands - 2 £350 -
Canary Wharf -5 1 £500 +73.91%

Reuters
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 May 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.

1 137 (77.40%) Bloomberg
2 82 (46.33%) Windows
3 77 (43.50%) Finance
4 68 (38.42%) Banking
5 52 (29.38%) Windows 7
6 45 (25.42%) MS Office
7 42 (23.73%) UNIX
8 38 (21.47%) Linux
9 37 (20.90%) Active Directory
10 36 (20.34%) Blackberry
11 33 (18.64%) Citrix
11 33 (18.64%) Microsoft
12 31 (17.51%) Investment Banking
13 30 (16.95%) Front Office
14 29 (16.38%) MS Excel
15 28 (15.82%) FIX Protocol
16 27 (15.25%) SQL
17 25 (14.12%) TCP/IP
18 24 (13.56%) RMDS
19 22 (12.43%) Firewall
20 21 (11.86%) TIBCO
20 21 (11.86%) Perl
21 19 (10.73%) SQL Server
21 19 (10.73%) Cisco
21 19 (10.73%) Fixed Income
22 18 (10.17%) Electronic Trading
23 17 (9.60%) Eikon
23 17 (9.60%) Windows XP
23 17 (9.60%) Python
23 17 (9.60%) Oracle

Reuters
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 11 (6.21%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 10 (5.65%) MS Exchange
3 8 (4.52%) SharePoint
4 6 (3.39%) IBM Notes
5 4 (2.26%) Lync
6 1 (0.56%) IIS
6 1 (0.56%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 45 (25.42%) MS Office
2 29 (16.38%) MS Excel
3 3 (1.69%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (1.13%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.56%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.56%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.56%) Adobe Premiere
5 1 (0.56%) Adobe After Effects
Business Applications
1 24 (13.56%) RMDS
2 17 (9.60%) Eikon
3 7 (3.95%) ION MarketView
4 1 (0.56%) Summit
4 1 (0.56%) LatentZero
4 1 (0.56%) BondVision
4 1 (0.56%) 3000 Xtra
4 1 (0.56%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.56%) Oracle General Ledger
4 1 (0.56%) thinkFolio
4 1 (0.56%) GoldMine
Communications & Networking
1 25 (14.12%) TCP/IP
2 22 (12.43%) Firewall
3 15 (8.47%) Multicast
4 14 (7.91%) DNS
5 12 (6.78%) DHCP
6 9 (5.08%) Internet
7 7 (3.95%) LAN
7 7 (3.95%) VPN
7 7 (3.95%) WAN
7 7 (3.95%) Wireless
7 7 (3.95%) Wireshark
8 6 (3.39%) FTP
9 4 (2.26%) Cisco IPT
9 4 (2.26%) Cisco IOS
9 4 (2.26%) SSL
9 4 (2.26%) VoIP
10 3 (1.69%) LDAP
10 3 (1.69%) MPLS
11 2 (1.13%) VPLS
11 2 (1.13%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (10.73%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.26%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (1.69%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.13%) MS Access
4 2 (1.13%) DTS
5 1 (0.56%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (0.56%) MySQL
5 1 (0.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.56%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 6 (3.39%) JIRA
2 5 (2.82%) Visual Studio
3 2 (1.13%) Maven
3 2 (1.13%) AdminStudio
3 2 (1.13%) JUnit
4 1 (0.56%) MSI
4 1 (0.56%) Subversion
4 1 (0.56%) NUnit
4 1 (0.56%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 77 (43.50%) Finance
2 68 (38.42%) Banking
3 31 (17.51%) Investment Banking
4 30 (16.95%) Front Office
5 16 (9.04%) Back Office
6 11 (6.21%) Financial Institution
7 8 (4.52%) Legal
8 7 (3.95%) Retail
9 4 (2.26%) Retail Banking
10 3 (1.69%) Publishing
10 3 (1.69%) Marketing
11 2 (1.13%) Corporate Banking
12 1 (0.56%) Advertising
12 1 (0.56%) Law
12 1 (0.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 44 (24.86%) Analyst
2 24 (13.56%) Desktop Support
3 23 (12.99%) Support Engineer
4 22 (12.43%) Support Analyst
5 17 (9.60%) Market Data Engineer
5 17 (9.60%) Developer
5 17 (9.60%) Desktop Engineer
6 13 (7.34%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 10 (5.65%) Applications Support
7 10 (5.65%) Java Developer
8 8 (4.52%) Business Analyst
8 8 (4.52%) Consultant
9 7 (3.95%) Network Engineer
9 7 (3.95%) Data Analyst
9 7 (3.95%) 2nd Line Support
9 7 (3.95%) 1st Line Support
9 7 (3.95%) Help Desk Support
10 6 (3.39%) Market Data Specialist
10 6 (3.39%) Trade Floor Support Analyst
10 6 (3.39%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (15.82%) FIX Protocol
2 16 (9.04%) Rendezvous
3 4 (2.26%) .NET
4 3 (1.69%) WinForms
4 3 (1.69%) TIBCO EMS
5 2 (1.13%) .NET Framework
5 2 (1.13%) JSON
5 2 (1.13%) Application Packaging
5 2 (1.13%) WPF
5 2 (1.13%) REST
6 1 (0.56%) HTML
6 1 (0.56%) J2SE
6 1 (0.56%) COM
6 1 (0.56%) Ajax
6 1 (0.56%) XMPP
6 1 (0.56%) KnockoutJS
6 1 (0.56%) Gherkin
6 1 (0.56%) Task Parallel Library
6 1 (0.56%) Unity DI Container
6 1 (0.56%) Akka
Miscellaneous
1 36 (20.34%) Blackberry
2 19 (10.73%) Fixed Income
3 14 (7.91%) iPad
3 14 (7.91%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (5.65%) Fat Client
4 10 (5.65%) Eurex
4 10 (5.65%) Thin Client
4 10 (5.65%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 7 (3.95%) Equities
6 6 (3.39%) iPhone
7 5 (2.82%) Smartcard
7 5 (2.82%) Management Information System
7 5 (2.82%) Derivative
7 5 (2.82%) Smartphone
8 4 (2.26%) Hedge funds
8 4 (2.26%) Statistics
9 3 (1.69%) Equity Derivative
9 3 (1.69%) Reference Data
10 2 (1.13%) Market Risk
10 2 (1.13%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 82 (46.33%) Windows
2 52 (29.38%) Windows 7
3 42 (23.73%) UNIX
4 38 (21.47%) Linux
5 17 (9.60%) Windows XP
6 15 (8.47%) Windows 8
7 13 (7.34%) Windows Server 2008
7 13 (7.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 10 (5.65%) Windows Vista
8 10 (5.65%) Windows Server 2003
9 9 (5.08%) Solaris
10 4 (2.26%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (1.69%) SUSE
12 2 (1.13%) Android
13 1 (0.56%) Debian
13 1 (0.56%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.56%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (10.17%) Electronic Trading
2 17 (9.60%) ITIL
2 17 (9.60%) Project Management
3 14 (7.91%) Investment Management
3 14 (7.91%) Low Latency
4 11 (6.21%) Workflow
4 11 (6.21%) Multithreading
5 10 (5.65%) Service Management
5 10 (5.65%) Asset Management
6 9 (5.08%) Change Management
7 8 (4.52%) Capacity Management
7 8 (4.52%) Service Delivery
8 7 (3.95%) CRM
8 7 (3.95%) Migration
8 7 (3.95%) Business Analysis
9 6 (3.39%) Problem Management
9 6 (3.39%) Incident Management
9 6 (3.39%) Risk Management
9 6 (3.39%) Process Management
10 5 (2.82%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 27 (15.25%) SQL
2 21 (11.86%) Perl
3 17 (9.60%) Python
4 15 (8.47%) PowerShell
5 13 (7.34%) Java
6 9 (5.08%) C#
7 8 (4.52%) VBA
8 7 (3.95%) Shell Script
9 5 (2.82%) VBScript
10 4 (2.26%) C++
11 2 (1.13%) Scala
11 2 (1.13%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.56%) JavaScript
12 1 (0.56%) Tcl
12 1 (0.56%) AWK
12 1 (0.56%) Korn
12 1 (0.56%) C-shell
12 1 (0.56%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.56%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 13 (7.34%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (3.95%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (3.39%) MCP
4 5 (2.82%) CCNP
4 5 (2.82%) A+ Certification
4 5 (2.82%) ITIL Certification
4 5 (2.82%) MCDST
4 5 (2.82%) MCITP
4 5 (2.82%) Degree
5 4 (2.26%) ISTQB
5 4 (2.26%) ISEB
5 4 (2.26%) MCSE
6 2 (1.13%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.13%) SLA
2 1 (0.56%) Solvency II
2 1 (0.56%) QA
System Software
1 37 (20.90%) Active Directory
2 10 (5.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (3.95%) Microsoft App-V
4 6 (3.39%) VMware Workstation
5 4 (2.26%) vSphere
5 4 (2.26%) XenDesktop
6 3 (1.69%) Hyper-V
6 3 (1.69%) XenApp
7 2 (1.13%) VMware Server
7 2 (1.13%) Terminal Services
7 2 (1.13%) MetaFrame
8 1 (0.56%) NFS
8 1 (0.56%) Samba
8 1 (0.56%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.56%) Xen
Systems Management
1 15 (8.47%) SCCM
2 4 (2.26%) AirWatch
3 3 (1.69%) ITRS Geneos
3 3 (1.69%) SCVMM
4 2 (1.13%) WSUS
4 2 (1.13%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.56%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.56%) Red Hat Spacewalk
5 1 (0.56%) ServiceCenter
5 1 (0.56%) SCOM
Vendors
1 137 (77.40%) Bloomberg
2 33 (18.64%) Citrix
2 33 (18.64%) Microsoft
3 21 (11.86%) TIBCO
4 19 (10.73%) Cisco
5 17 (9.60%) Oracle
5 17 (9.60%) HP
6 16 (9.04%) VMware
7 15 (8.47%) Red Hat
8 13 (7.34%) Fidessa
9 12 (6.78%) ION Trading
9 12 (6.78%) Apple
10 10 (5.65%) CQG
11 9 (5.08%) MarketAxess
12 7 (3.95%) Dell
12 7 (3.95%) Currenex
13 6 (3.39%) FactSet
13 6 (3.39%) Lotus
13 6 (3.39%) eSpeed
14 5 (2.82%) Polycom
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