Period
to 16 November 2019

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for knowledge and experience of Bloomberg products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Bloomberg over the 6 months to 16 November 2019 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 Bloomberg.

Bloomberg
Central London > City of London
6 months to
16 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 187 203 168
Rank change year-on-year +16 -35 +22
Contract jobs citing Bloomberg 32 51 93
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.55% 0.72% 1.30%
As % of the Vendors category 1.35% 1.90% 3.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 35 78
City of London median daily rate £425 £315 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +34.92% -40.00% -4.55%
10th Percentile £206 £126 £223
90th Percentile £728 £655 £725
Central London median daily rate £388 £440 £525
% change year-on-year -11.93% -16.19% -4.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
City of London median hourly rate £22.93 £17.50 £19.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +31.03% -8.65% +74.16%
Central London median hourly rate £19.47 £22.93 £25.70
% change year-on-year -15.11% -10.78% +74.53%

Bloomberg 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 the City of London.

All Vendors
City of London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 2,374 2,690 2,745
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 40.68% 38.23% 38.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,835 2,017 2,063
City of London median daily rate £500 £485 £483
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.09% +0.52% +7.22%
10th Percentile £263 £225 £273
90th Percentile £650 £650 £675
Central London median daily rate £495 £488 £475
% change year-on-year +1.54% +2.63% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 72 59
City of London median hourly rate £20.50 £18.70 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.63% +3.89% -5.26%
10th Percentile £12.04 £13.00 £11.15
90th Percentile £50.99 £25.50 £30.75
Central London median hourly rate £20.50 £18.70 £18.00
% change year-on-year +9.63% +3.89% -1.23%

Bloomberg
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing Bloomberg as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for Bloomberg in the City of London

Bloomberg
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Bloomberg in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Bloomberg in the City of London

Bloomberg
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Bloomberg in the City of London over the 6 months to 16 November 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Bloomberg in the City of London

Bloomberg
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Bloomberg in the City of London

For the 6 months to 16 November 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Bloomberg 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 City of London region with a requirement for Bloomberg.

1 22 (68.75%) Finance
2 17 (53.13%) Reuters
3 16 (50.00%) Windows
4 10 (31.25%) Banking
4 10 (31.25%) Windows 10
5 9 (28.13%) Microsoft
5 9 (28.13%) Microsoft Office
5 9 (28.13%) ITIL
6 8 (25.00%) Investment Banking
6 8 (25.00%) Windows 7
7 7 (21.88%) Office 365
7 7 (21.88%) C#
7 7 (21.88%) Python
7 7 (21.88%) Cisco
8 6 (18.75%) Active Directory
8 6 (18.75%) Fidessa
8 6 (18.75%) Asset Management
8 6 (18.75%) Degree
8 6 (18.75%) Front Office
8 6 (18.75%) FactSet
9 5 (15.63%) Self-Motivation
9 5 (15.63%) Problem-Solving
9 5 (15.63%) Fixed Income
9 5 (15.63%) Equities
9 5 (15.63%) Derivative
9 5 (15.63%) Software Engineering
9 5 (15.63%) Blackberry
9 5 (15.63%) Microsoft Excel
9 5 (15.63%) .NET
9 5 (15.63%) SQL Server

Bloomberg
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of 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 3 (9.38%) IBM Notes
2 1 (3.13%) Apache Spark
2 1 (3.13%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 9 (28.13%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (15.63%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (3.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (3.13%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (3.13%) Bloomberg AIM
1 1 (3.13%) Bloomberg TOMS
1 1 (3.13%) Eikon
1 1 (3.13%) FINCAD Analytics
1 1 (3.13%) Minerva
1 1 (3.13%) RMDS
1 1 (3.13%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 7 (21.88%) Office 365
2 2 (6.25%) AWS
3 1 (3.13%) Amazon S3
3 1 (3.13%) Amazon SQS
3 1 (3.13%) AWS Lambda
3 1 (3.13%) AWS Step Functions
3 1 (3.13%) Azure
3 1 (3.13%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.38%) Cisco IOS
1 3 (9.38%) Firewall
1 3 (9.38%) NAS
1 3 (9.38%) VoIP
2 2 (6.25%) BGP
2 2 (6.25%) Cisco IPT
2 2 (6.25%) Cisco Nexus
2 2 (6.25%) DNS
2 2 (6.25%) H.323
2 2 (6.25%) Junos
2 2 (6.25%) LAN
2 2 (6.25%) MGCP
2 2 (6.25%) Multicast
2 2 (6.25%) Network Security
2 2 (6.25%) NX-OS
2 2 (6.25%) OSPF
2 2 (6.25%) WAN
2 2 (6.25%) Wireless
2 2 (6.25%) Wireshark
3 1 (3.13%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (15.63%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.25%) MS Access
3 1 (3.13%) Amazon Athena
3 1 (3.13%) Amazon Aurora
3 1 (3.13%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (3.13%) Amazon Redshift
3 1 (3.13%) Hadoop
3 1 (3.13%) KDB
3 1 (3.13%) MongoDB
3 1 (3.13%) NoSQL
3 1 (3.13%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (3.13%) Presto
3 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (6.25%) Moq
1 2 (6.25%) MSTest
1 2 (6.25%) NUnit
1 2 (6.25%) Rhino Mocks
1 2 (6.25%) RStudio
1 2 (6.25%) SpecFlow
2 1 (3.13%) Git (software)
2 1 (3.13%) Jenkins
2 1 (3.13%) Maven
2 1 (3.13%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 22 (68.75%) Finance
2 10 (31.25%) Banking
3 8 (25.00%) Investment Banking
4 6 (18.75%) Front Office
5 3 (9.38%) Telecoms
6 2 (6.25%) Back Office
6 2 (6.25%) Financial Institution
6 2 (6.25%) Law
Job Titles
1 9 (28.13%) Desktop Engineer
1 9 (28.13%) Support Engineer
2 7 (21.88%) Desktop Support
3 6 (18.75%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 5 (15.63%) Developer
5 3 (9.38%) Deskside Engineer
5 3 (9.38%) Deskside Support
5 3 (9.38%) Deskside Support Engineer
5 3 (9.38%) Senior Software Engineer
5 3 (9.38%) Software Engineer
6 2 (6.25%) 3rd Line Support
6 2 (6.25%) Analyst
6 2 (6.25%) Data Scientist
6 2 (6.25%) Network Engineer
6 2 (6.25%) Network Operations Engineer
6 2 (6.25%) Operations Engineer
6 2 (6.25%) Software Developer
6 2 (6.25%) VBA Developer
7 1 (3.13%) Architect
7 1 (3.13%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (15.63%) .NET
2 3 (9.38%) WCF
2 3 (9.38%) WPF
2 3 (9.38%) XML
3 2 (6.25%) .NET Core
3 2 (6.25%) .NET Framework
3 2 (6.25%) JSON
3 2 (6.25%) REST
3 2 (6.25%) Spring
3 2 (6.25%) Spring Boot
3 2 (6.25%) Web Services
3 2 (6.25%) YAML
4 1 (3.13%) AngularJS
4 1 (3.13%) Apache NiFi
4 1 (3.13%) Backbone.js
4 1 (3.13%) Esper
4 1 (3.13%) Pyramid
4 1 (3.13%) React
4 1 (3.13%) SAML
4 1 (3.13%) SciPy
Miscellaneous
1 5 (15.63%) Blackberry
1 5 (15.63%) Derivative
1 5 (15.63%) Equities
1 5 (15.63%) Fixed Income
1 5 (15.63%) Self-Motivation
2 3 (9.38%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (9.38%) Data Centre
3 2 (6.25%) BYOD
3 2 (6.25%) Smartphone
4 1 (3.13%) Algorithms
4 1 (3.13%) Hedge funds
4 1 (3.13%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.13%) Replication
4 1 (3.13%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 16 (50.00%) Windows
2 10 (31.25%) Windows 10
3 8 (25.00%) Windows 7
4 3 (9.38%) Mac OS
5 2 (6.25%) Android
5 2 (6.25%) Apple iOS
5 2 (6.25%) Mac OS X
5 2 (6.25%) Unix
5 2 (6.25%) Windows Server
6 1 (3.13%) Linux
6 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (28.13%) ITIL
2 6 (18.75%) Asset Management
3 5 (15.63%) Problem-Solving
3 5 (15.63%) Software Engineering
4 4 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (12.50%) Project Management
5 3 (9.38%) Application Packaging
5 3 (9.38%) Change Management
5 3 (9.38%) Computer Science
5 3 (9.38%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (9.38%) Data Science
5 3 (9.38%) Decision-Making
5 3 (9.38%) Investment Management
5 3 (9.38%) Mathematics
5 3 (9.38%) Open Source
5 3 (9.38%) Service Delivery
6 2 (6.25%) Network Management
6 2 (6.25%) Straight-Through Processing
6 2 (6.25%) Test Automation
6 2 (6.25%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (21.88%) C#
1 7 (21.88%) Python
2 4 (12.50%) Java
2 4 (12.50%) SQL
2 4 (12.50%) VBA
3 3 (9.38%) PowerShell
3 3 (9.38%) R
4 2 (6.25%) Clojure
4 2 (6.25%) Kotlin
4 2 (6.25%) Perl
4 2 (6.25%) Scala
5 1 (3.13%) C
5 1 (3.13%) C++
Qualifications
1 6 (18.75%) Degree
2 3 (9.38%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (3.13%) Numerate Degree
System Software
1 6 (18.75%) Active Directory
2 2 (6.25%) ProxySG
3 1 (3.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.13%) VMware Workstation
3 1 (3.13%) XenApp
3 1 (3.13%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (6.25%) SCCM
2 1 (3.13%) Backup Exec
2 1 (3.13%) Single Sign-On
2 1 (3.13%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 17 (53.13%) Reuters
2 9 (28.13%) Microsoft
3 7 (21.88%) Cisco
4 6 (18.75%) FactSet
4 6 (18.75%) Fidessa
5 4 (12.50%) HP
6 3 (9.38%) Apple
6 3 (9.38%) Lotus
7 2 (6.25%) Blue Coat
7 2 (6.25%) Citrix
7 2 (6.25%) F5
7 2 (6.25%) Fortinet
7 2 (6.25%) Juniper
7 2 (6.25%) NetScout
7 2 (6.25%) SevOne
7 2 (6.25%) Sun
7 2 (6.25%) Symantec
7 2 (6.25%) Tableau
7 2 (6.25%) VMware
7 2 (6.25%) Wyse