Period
to 14 August 2018

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 14 August 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 Bloomberg.

Bloomberg
Central London > City of London
6 months to
14 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 202 170 180
Rank change year-on-year -32 +10 +43
Contract jobs citing Bloomberg 56 70 57
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.80% 1.07% 0.84%
As % of the Vendors category 2.10% 2.72% 2.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 55 50
City of London median daily rate £538 £525 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.38% -4.55% +25.71%
10th Percentile £237 £205 £226
90th Percentile £700 £720 £778
Central London median daily rate £525 £525 £538
% change year-on-year - -2.33% +22.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
City of London median hourly rate £23.50 £19.16 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.67% - -
Central London median hourly rate £30.00 £21.40 £18.45
% change year-on-year +40.19% +15.99% +2.61%

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 2,666 2,570 2,827
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 38.17% 39.19% 41.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,966 1,867 2,171
City of London median daily rate £488 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.63% +5.56% +2.86%
10th Percentile £263 £267 £275
90th Percentile £663 £650 £638
Central London median daily rate £490 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +3.16% +5.56% +4.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 73 44 34
City of London median hourly rate £19.25 £17.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.24% -10.53% +8.57%
10th Percentile £13.50 £12.51 £11.25
90th Percentile £29.10 £33.50 £34.18
Central London median hourly rate £19.25 £17.00 £18.73
% change year-on-year +13.24% -9.21% +7.00%

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 14 August 2018.

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

Bloomberg
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the City of London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Bloomberg in the City of London over the 6 months to 14 August 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Bloomberg in the City of London

For the 6 months to 14 August 2018, 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 40 (71.43%) Finance
2 35 (62.50%) Reuters
3 25 (44.64%) Windows
4 23 (41.07%) Front Office
5 18 (32.14%) Banking
6 17 (30.36%) SQL
7 14 (25.00%) Python
7 14 (25.00%) Microsoft Excel
7 14 (25.00%) Fixed Income
8 13 (23.21%) Windows 10
9 12 (21.43%) VBA
9 12 (21.43%) ITIL
9 12 (21.43%) R
10 11 (19.64%) Office 365
10 11 (19.64%) C#
10 11 (19.64%) Microsoft
11 10 (17.86%) User Acceptance Testing
11 10 (17.86%) Virtual Desktop
12 9 (16.07%) Problem-Solving
12 9 (16.07%) SCCM
12 9 (16.07%) Investment Management
12 9 (16.07%) Windows 7
12 9 (16.07%) Analytical Skills
12 9 (16.07%) Citrix
13 8 (14.29%) Unix
13 8 (14.29%) Asset Management
13 8 (14.29%) Apple iOS
13 8 (14.29%) FactSet
13 8 (14.29%) Business Analysis
13 8 (14.29%) Self-Motivation

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 6 (10.71%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.79%) MTS
2 1 (1.79%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.79%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 14 (25.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (8.93%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (5.36%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (8.93%) Bloomberg TOMS
1 5 (8.93%) ION MarketView
2 2 (3.57%) Eikon
3 1 (1.79%) Bloomberg AIM
3 1 (1.79%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (1.79%) Kondor
3 1 (1.79%) Markit EDM
3 1 (1.79%) Orchestrade
3 1 (1.79%) RMDS
3 1 (1.79%) Sentinel
3 1 (1.79%) Summit
3 1 (1.79%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 11 (19.64%) Office 365
2 1 (1.79%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.93%) LAN
1 5 (8.93%) WAN
2 4 (7.14%) Cisco IOS
2 4 (7.14%) VPN
2 4 (7.14%) Wireless
3 3 (5.36%) BGP
3 3 (5.36%) Cisco IPT
3 3 (5.36%) Cisco Nexus
3 3 (5.36%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 3 (5.36%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 3 (5.36%) ISDN
3 3 (5.36%) Junos
3 3 (5.36%) MGCP
3 3 (5.36%) MPLS
3 3 (5.36%) Multicast
3 3 (5.36%) Network Security
3 3 (5.36%) NX-OS
3 3 (5.36%) OSPF
3 3 (5.36%) VPLS
3 3 (5.36%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.36%) MS Access
2 3 (5.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (3.57%) MongoDB
3 2 (3.57%) OLAP
3 2 (3.57%) OLAP Cube
3 2 (3.57%) Qlik Sense
3 2 (3.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (3.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.79%) GIS
4 1 (1.79%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 6 (10.71%) RStudio
2 4 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (3.57%) WinDbg
4 1 (1.79%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.79%) JIRA
4 1 (1.79%) JMeter
4 1 (1.79%) Maven
4 1 (1.79%) Selenium
4 1 (1.79%) Subversion
4 1 (1.79%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.79%) WebDriver
General
1 40 (71.43%) Finance
2 23 (41.07%) Front Office
3 18 (32.14%) Banking
4 6 (10.71%) Back Office
4 6 (10.71%) Investment Banking
5 3 (5.36%) Corporate Banking
5 3 (5.36%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.79%) Billing
6 1 (1.79%) Legal
Job Titles
1 10 (17.86%) Desktop Engineer
1 10 (17.86%) Desktop Support
2 8 (14.29%) Analyst
2 8 (14.29%) Desktop Support Engineer
2 8 (14.29%) Support Engineer
3 6 (10.71%) Data Modeller
4 4 (7.14%) Developer
4 4 (7.14%) Support Analyst
5 3 (5.36%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
5 3 (5.36%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Engineer
5 3 (5.36%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 3 (5.36%) 2nd Line Support
5 3 (5.36%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 3 (5.36%) Consultant
5 3 (5.36%) Floorwalker
5 3 (5.36%) Migration Specialist
5 3 (5.36%) Operations Engineer
5 3 (5.36%) VBA Developer
6 2 (3.57%) Administrator
6 2 (3.57%) SQL Server Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.14%) XML
2 2 (3.57%) .NET
2 2 (3.57%) MDX
2 2 (3.57%) Middleware
3 1 (1.79%) .NET Framework
3 1 (1.79%) Caliburn.Micro
3 1 (1.79%) COM
3 1 (1.79%) FIX Protocol
3 1 (1.79%) FpML
3 1 (1.79%) HTML
3 1 (1.79%) HTML5
3 1 (1.79%) JMS
3 1 (1.79%) LINQ
3 1 (1.79%) Spring
3 1 (1.79%) Unity DI Container
3 1 (1.79%) WPF
3 1 (1.79%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 14 (25.00%) Fixed Income
2 9 (16.07%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (14.29%) Self-Motivation
4 6 (10.71%) Equities
5 5 (8.93%) Derivative
6 4 (7.14%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 4 (7.14%) Hedge funds
7 3 (5.36%) Video Conferencing
8 2 (3.57%) Computer Science
8 2 (3.57%) Smartphone
9 1 (1.79%) BYOD
9 1 (1.79%) Credit Derivative
9 1 (1.79%) Equity Derivative
9 1 (1.79%) Eurex
9 1 (1.79%) Exotic Derivative
9 1 (1.79%) iPad
9 1 (1.79%) iPhone
9 1 (1.79%) N-Tier
9 1 (1.79%) PMI
9 1 (1.79%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 25 (44.64%) Windows
2 13 (23.21%) Windows 10
3 9 (16.07%) Windows 7
4 8 (14.29%) Apple iOS
4 8 (14.29%) Unix
5 4 (7.14%) Windows Server
6 3 (5.36%) Mac OS
7 2 (3.57%) Android
7 2 (3.57%) Linux
8 1 (1.79%) Solaris
8 1 (1.79%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (21.43%) ITIL
2 10 (17.86%) User Acceptance Testing
3 9 (16.07%) Investment Management
3 9 (16.07%) Problem-Solving
4 8 (14.29%) Asset Management
4 8 (14.29%) Business Analysis
5 7 (12.50%) Analytics
6 6 (10.71%) Collateral Management
6 6 (10.71%) Data Analytics
6 6 (10.71%) Data Modelling
6 6 (10.71%) Electronic Trading
6 6 (10.71%) Migration
7 4 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (7.14%) Change Management
7 4 (7.14%) Project Management
7 4 (7.14%) Risk Management
7 4 (7.14%) Service Management
8 3 (5.36%) Data Analysis
8 3 (5.36%) Incident Management
8 3 (5.36%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 17 (30.36%) SQL
2 14 (25.00%) Python
3 12 (21.43%) R
3 12 (21.43%) VBA
4 11 (19.64%) C#
5 7 (12.50%) Java
6 6 (10.71%) Ruby
7 4 (7.14%) C
7 4 (7.14%) Perl
8 2 (3.57%) PowerShell
8 2 (3.57%) T-SQL
8 2 (3.57%) VBScript
9 1 (1.79%) AWK
9 1 (1.79%) C++
9 1 (1.79%) PL/SQL
9 1 (1.79%) Shell Script
9 1 (1.79%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 7 (12.50%) MCSE
1 7 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (8.93%) MCDST
3 3 (5.36%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (3.57%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.79%) CFA
5 1 (1.79%) Degree
5 1 (1.79%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.79%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.79%) MBA
5 1 (1.79%) PMI Certification
5 1 (1.79%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (12.50%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (17.86%) Virtual Desktop
2 5 (8.93%) Active Directory
3 3 (5.36%) ProxySG
4 1 (1.79%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 9 (16.07%) SCCM
2 2 (3.57%) Perfmon
3 1 (1.79%) AirWatch
3 1 (1.79%) Jamf Pro
3 1 (1.79%) Single Sign-On
3 1 (1.79%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (1.79%) Thomson Reuters DACS
Vendors
1 35 (62.50%) Reuters
2 11 (19.64%) Microsoft
3 9 (16.07%) Citrix
4 8 (14.29%) FactSet
5 7 (12.50%) Calypso
5 7 (12.50%) Sybase
6 5 (8.93%) ION Trading
6 5 (8.93%) Wyse
7 4 (7.14%) Cisco
8 3 (5.36%) Blue Coat
8 3 (5.36%) F5
8 3 (5.36%) Juniper
8 3 (5.36%) NetScout
8 3 (5.36%) SevOne
8 3 (5.36%) Sun
8 3 (5.36%) Tableau
8 3 (5.36%) Tradeweb
9 2 (3.57%) HP
9 2 (3.57%) Murex
9 2 (3.57%) Remedy