Period
to 21 October 2018

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Central London with a requirement for knowledge and experience of Reuters products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Reuters over the 6 months to 21 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never 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.

Reuters
London > Central London
6 months to
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 240 210 237
Rank change year-on-year -30 +27 +28
Contract jobs citing Reuters 47 61 32
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 0.52% 0.75% 0.40%
As % of the Vendors category 1.38% 1.97% 0.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 46 19
Central London median daily rate £430 £400 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.50% -27.27% +120.00%
10th Percentile £126 £288 £189
90th Percentile £653 £641 £875
London median daily rate £525 £520 £500
% change year-on-year +0.96% +4.00% +23.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 2
Central London median hourly rate £22.93 £30.00 £14.73
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.57% +103.74% -14.14%
10th Percentile £19.13 £23.12 £11.75
90th Percentile £27.88 £30.00 £17.71
London median hourly rate £26.47 £28.00 £17.10
% change year-on-year -5.48% +63.74% -5.00%

Reuters is in the Vendor Products and Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services advertised in Central London.

All Vendors
Central London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 3,416 3,104 3,412
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 37.99% 38.39% 42.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,466 2,297 2,535
Central London median daily rate £488 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.63% +5.56% +4.65%
10th Percentile £225 £263 £269
90th Percentile £650 £675 £625
London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 80 64 50
Central London median hourly rate £18.85 £18.35 £17.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.75% +3.35% +1.43%
10th Percentile £13.28 £11.81 £11.25
90th Percentile £25.50 £31.28 £40.75
London median hourly rate £19.00 £19.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -2.56% +11.43% -2.78%

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Job Vacancy Trend in Central London

Job postings citing Reuters as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Central London.

Job vacancy trend for Reuters in Central London

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Central London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Reuters in Central London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Reuters in Central London

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Central London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Reuters in Central London over the 6 months to 21 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Reuters in Central London

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Central London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Reuters in Central London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Reuters in Central London

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Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Central London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Reuters in Central London over the 6 months to 21 October 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Reuters in Central London

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Contract Job Locations in Central London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Reuters within the Central London region over the 6 months to 21 October 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London -25 35 £350 -12.50% 5
West End of London - 8 £550 - 2
Camden -2 1 - -
Reuters
London

For the 6 months to 21 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Reuters also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Central London region with a requirement for Reuters.

1 45 (95.74%) Bloomberg
2 28 (59.57%) Finance
3 27 (57.45%) Windows
4 19 (40.43%) Front Office
5 15 (31.91%) Microsoft
5 15 (31.91%) Banking
6 14 (29.79%) Windows 10
7 13 (27.66%) Office 365
7 13 (27.66%) ITIL
8 12 (25.53%) Microsoft Office
8 12 (25.53%) Windows 7
9 9 (19.15%) Self-Motivation
10 8 (17.02%) Active Directory
10 8 (17.02%) Virtual Desktop
10 8 (17.02%) Eikon
11 7 (14.89%) FactSet
11 7 (14.89%) Proactive Monitoring
11 7 (14.89%) ServiceNow
11 7 (14.89%) ITIL Certification
11 7 (14.89%) Disaster Recovery
12 6 (12.77%) Microsoft Excel
13 5 (10.64%) SCCM
13 5 (10.64%) Investment Management
13 5 (10.64%) MS Exchange
13 5 (10.64%) SQL
13 5 (10.64%) SLA
13 5 (10.64%) Investment Banking
14 4 (8.51%) Asset Management
14 4 (8.51%) Equities
14 4 (8.51%) VBA

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Central London 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 5 (10.64%) MS Exchange
2 3 (6.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (2.13%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 12 (25.53%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (12.77%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (17.02%) Eikon
2 2 (4.26%) thinkFolio
3 1 (2.13%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (2.13%) Kondor
Cloud Services
1 13 (27.66%) Office 365
2 1 (2.13%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.26%) BGP
1 2 (4.26%) DNS
1 2 (4.26%) LAN
1 2 (4.26%) OSPF
1 2 (4.26%) VoIP
1 2 (4.26%) WAN
1 2 (4.26%) Wireshark
2 1 (2.13%) Cisco IPT
2 1 (2.13%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (2.13%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 1 (2.13%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 1 (2.13%) Firewall
2 1 (2.13%) H.323
2 1 (2.13%) Internet
2 1 (2.13%) ISDN
2 1 (2.13%) MGCP
2 1 (2.13%) MPLS
2 1 (2.13%) Multicast
2 1 (2.13%) VPLS
2 1 (2.13%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.38%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.13%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 2 (4.26%) RStudio
1 2 (4.26%) WinDbg
2 1 (2.13%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.13%) GitLab
2 1 (2.13%) Hudson
2 1 (2.13%) JMeter
2 1 (2.13%) Maven
2 1 (2.13%) Selenium
2 1 (2.13%) Subversion
2 1 (2.13%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (2.13%) Visual Studio
2 1 (2.13%) WebDriver
General
1 28 (59.57%) Finance
2 19 (40.43%) Front Office
3 15 (31.91%) Banking
4 5 (10.64%) Investment Banking
5 2 (4.26%) Back Office
5 2 (4.26%) Financial Institution
5 2 (4.26%) Law
6 1 (2.13%) Corporate Banking
6 1 (2.13%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 16 (34.04%) Desktop Support
2 12 (25.53%) Analyst
2 12 (25.53%) Desktop Engineer
3 9 (19.15%) Support Analyst
4 8 (17.02%) Support Engineer
4 8 (17.02%) Trade Floor Support Analyst
5 6 (12.77%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 6 (12.77%) IT Analyst
5 6 (12.77%) IT Support
5 6 (12.77%) IT Support Analyst
6 4 (8.51%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
6 4 (8.51%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Engineer
6 4 (8.51%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 4 (8.51%) 2nd Line Support
6 4 (8.51%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 4 (8.51%) Desktop Analyst
6 4 (8.51%) Desktop Support Analyst
7 3 (6.38%) Floorwalker
7 3 (6.38%) IT Engineer
8 2 (4.26%) Migration Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.38%) .NET
2 2 (4.26%) .NET Framework
2 2 (4.26%) Middleware
3 1 (2.13%) .NET Core
3 1 (2.13%) ASP.NET
3 1 (2.13%) ASP.NET Core
3 1 (2.13%) Caliburn.Micro
3 1 (2.13%) COM
3 1 (2.13%) FIX Protocol
3 1 (2.13%) HTML
3 1 (2.13%) HTML5
3 1 (2.13%) JMS
3 1 (2.13%) LINQ
3 1 (2.13%) Spring
3 1 (2.13%) Unity DI Container
3 1 (2.13%) WPF
3 1 (2.13%) XML
3 1 (2.13%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 9 (19.15%) Self-Motivation
2 4 (8.51%) Equities
3 3 (6.38%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (6.38%) Blackberry
3 3 (6.38%) Fixed Income
3 3 (6.38%) Hedge funds
4 2 (4.26%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 2 (4.26%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (2.13%) Algorithms
5 1 (2.13%) BYOD
5 1 (2.13%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.13%) Data Structures
5 1 (2.13%) Derivative
5 1 (2.13%) Equity Derivative
5 1 (2.13%) Exotic Derivative
5 1 (2.13%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.13%) N-Tier
5 1 (2.13%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 27 (57.45%) Windows
2 14 (29.79%) Windows 10
3 12 (25.53%) Windows 7
4 2 (4.26%) Apple iOS
4 2 (4.26%) Linux
4 2 (4.26%) Unix
4 2 (4.26%) Windows Server
5 1 (2.13%) Mac OS
5 1 (2.13%) Solaris
5 1 (2.13%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (27.66%) ITIL
2 7 (14.89%) Disaster Recovery
2 7 (14.89%) Proactive Monitoring
3 5 (10.64%) Investment Management
4 4 (8.51%) Analytics
4 4 (8.51%) Asset Management
4 4 (8.51%) Problem-Solving
4 4 (8.51%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (6.38%) Incident Management
5 3 (6.38%) Migration
5 3 (6.38%) Service Delivery
5 3 (6.38%) Service Management
6 2 (4.26%) Change Management
6 2 (4.26%) Data Analytics
6 2 (4.26%) Data Strategy
6 2 (4.26%) OO
6 2 (4.26%) Performance Attribution
6 2 (4.26%) Process Improvement
6 2 (4.26%) Project Management
6 2 (4.26%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 5 (10.64%) SQL
2 4 (8.51%) VBA
3 3 (6.38%) C#
4 2 (4.26%) Java
4 2 (4.26%) Perl
4 2 (4.26%) PowerShell
4 2 (4.26%) Python
4 2 (4.26%) R
4 2 (4.26%) VBScript
5 1 (2.13%) AWK
5 1 (2.13%) C
5 1 (2.13%) Ruby
5 1 (2.13%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 7 (14.89%) ITIL Certification
2 3 (6.38%) Degree
2 3 (6.38%) MCSE
2 3 (6.38%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (4.26%) MCDST
3 2 (4.26%) Security Cleared
4 1 (2.13%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (2.13%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (10.64%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (17.02%) Active Directory
1 8 (17.02%) Virtual Desktop
2 1 (2.13%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 5 (10.64%) SCCM
2 3 (6.38%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (4.26%) Perfmon
4 1 (2.13%) Jamf Pro
4 1 (2.13%) Single Sign-On
4 1 (2.13%) Thomson Reuters DACS
Vendors
1 45 (95.74%) Bloomberg
2 15 (31.91%) Microsoft
3 7 (14.89%) FactSet
3 7 (14.89%) ServiceNow
4 3 (6.38%) Citrix
4 3 (6.38%) Speakerbus
4 3 (6.38%) Wallstreet Suite
5 2 (4.26%) Charles River
5 2 (4.26%) Cisco
5 2 (4.26%) Sony
5 2 (4.26%) Wyse
6 1 (2.13%) Calypso
6 1 (2.13%) HP
6 1 (2.13%) Juniper
6 1 (2.13%) Misys
6 1 (2.13%) Murex
6 1 (2.13%) NetScout
6 1 (2.13%) Sun
6 1 (2.13%) Sybase
6 1 (2.13%) TIBCO