Period
to 21 October 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 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 Bloomberg.

Bloomberg
Central London > City of London
6 months to
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 200 163 195
Rank change year-on-year -37 +32 +16
Contract jobs citing Bloomberg 52 87 54
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.75% 1.27% 0.81%
As % of the Vendors category 1.97% 3.30% 1.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 72 41
City of London median daily rate £450 £525 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.29% -4.55% +22.22%
10th Percentile £163 £255 £188
90th Percentile £660 £725 £875
Central London median daily rate £488 £525 £550
% change year-on-year -7.14% -4.55% +22.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
City of London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.16 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.65% +74.16% -38.82%
Central London median hourly rate £22.93 £25.70 £14.73
% change year-on-year -10.78% +74.53% -18.10%

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 2,641 2,639 2,840
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 38.13% 38.47% 42.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,966 1,980 2,162
City of London median daily rate £488 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.63% +5.56% +2.86%
10th Percentile £228 £275 £275
90th Percentile £663 £675 £638
Central London median daily rate £488 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +2.63% +5.56% +4.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 69 49 41
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.89% -5.26% +10.79%
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.45 £11.25
90th Percentile £25.50 £30.90 £47.50
Central London median hourly rate £18.85 £18.35 £17.75
% change year-on-year +2.75% +3.35% +1.43%

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 21 October 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

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 33 (63.46%) Reuters
2 32 (61.54%) Finance
3 25 (48.08%) Windows
4 21 (40.38%) Front Office
5 15 (28.85%) Banking
5 15 (28.85%) Fixed Income
5 15 (28.85%) Microsoft
6 11 (21.15%) Windows 10
7 10 (19.23%) Office 365
7 10 (19.23%) FactSet
8 9 (17.31%) Virtual Desktop
8 9 (17.31%) Investment Management
9 8 (15.38%) Windows 7
9 8 (15.38%) Derivative
9 8 (15.38%) Business Analysis
9 8 (15.38%) ITIL
10 7 (13.46%) Microsoft Excel
10 7 (13.46%) Sybase
10 7 (13.46%) Active Directory
10 7 (13.46%) Asset Management
10 7 (13.46%) Investment Banking
10 7 (13.46%) Self-Motivation
10 7 (13.46%) Problem-Solving
11 6 (11.54%) SCCM
11 6 (11.54%) Electronic Trading
11 6 (11.54%) Equities
11 6 (11.54%) Back Office
11 6 (11.54%) SLA
11 6 (11.54%) Microsoft Certification
11 6 (11.54%) Citrix

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 5 (9.62%) MS Exchange
2 2 (3.85%) Confluence
3 1 (1.92%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (1.92%) MTS
3 1 (1.92%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.92%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 7 (13.46%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (9.62%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (5.77%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (9.62%) Bloomberg TOMS
1 5 (9.62%) ION MarketView
2 3 (5.77%) Eikon
3 1 (1.92%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (1.92%) Kondor
3 1 (1.92%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 10 (19.23%) Office 365
2 1 (1.92%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 5 (9.62%) LAN
1 5 (9.62%) WAN
2 3 (5.77%) Broadband
2 3 (5.77%) TCP/IP
2 3 (5.77%) VPN
3 2 (3.85%) BGP
3 2 (3.85%) Cisco IOS
3 2 (3.85%) Internet
3 2 (3.85%) OSPF
3 2 (3.85%) VoIP
3 2 (3.85%) Wireless
3 2 (3.85%) Wireshark
4 1 (1.92%) Cisco IPT
4 1 (1.92%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (1.92%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 1 (1.92%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 1 (1.92%) Junos
4 1 (1.92%) Multicast
4 1 (1.92%) Network Security
4 1 (1.92%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (9.62%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.77%) MS Access
3 1 (1.92%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.92%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 4 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (5.77%) Visual Studio
3 2 (3.85%) JIRA
3 2 (3.85%) RStudio
3 2 (3.85%) TestComplete
3 2 (3.85%) WinDbg
4 1 (1.92%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.92%) Hudson
4 1 (1.92%) JMeter
4 1 (1.92%) Log4Net
4 1 (1.92%) Maven
4 1 (1.92%) Selenium
4 1 (1.92%) Subversion
4 1 (1.92%) WebDriver
General
1 32 (61.54%) Finance
2 21 (40.38%) Front Office
3 15 (28.85%) Banking
4 7 (13.46%) Investment Banking
5 6 (11.54%) Back Office
6 5 (9.62%) Financial Institution
7 1 (1.92%) Billing
7 1 (1.92%) Corporate Banking
7 1 (1.92%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 16 (30.77%) Desktop Engineer
1 16 (30.77%) Desktop Support
2 12 (23.08%) Support Engineer
3 10 (19.23%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 5 (9.62%) Analyst
4 5 (9.62%) Developer
5 4 (7.69%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
5 4 (7.69%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Engineer
5 4 (7.69%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 4 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support
5 4 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 3 (5.77%) Consultant
6 3 (5.77%) Floorwalker
6 3 (5.77%) IT Engineer
6 3 (5.77%) Support Analyst
6 3 (5.77%) VBA Developer
7 2 (3.85%) Administrator
7 2 (3.85%) Data Manager
7 2 (3.85%) Migration Specialist
7 2 (3.85%) Trade Floor Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.69%) XML
2 3 (5.77%) .NET
3 2 (3.85%) .NET Framework
3 2 (3.85%) HTML
3 2 (3.85%) HTML5
3 2 (3.85%) Middleware
3 2 (3.85%) WPF
4 1 (1.92%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.92%) ASP.NET Core
4 1 (1.92%) AutoMapper
4 1 (1.92%) Caliburn.Micro
4 1 (1.92%) COM
4 1 (1.92%) Dapper ORM
4 1 (1.92%) JMS
4 1 (1.92%) LINQ
4 1 (1.92%) Spring
4 1 (1.92%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 1 (1.92%) Unity DI Container
4 1 (1.92%) WCF
4 1 (1.92%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 15 (28.85%) Fixed Income
2 8 (15.38%) Derivative
3 7 (13.46%) Self-Motivation
4 6 (11.54%) Equities
5 5 (9.62%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 4 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (5.77%) Smartphone
8 2 (3.85%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (1.92%) Blackberry
9 1 (1.92%) BYOD
9 1 (1.92%) Credit Derivative
9 1 (1.92%) Equity Derivative
9 1 (1.92%) Eurex
9 1 (1.92%) Exotic Derivative
9 1 (1.92%) Hedge funds
9 1 (1.92%) iPad
9 1 (1.92%) iPhone
9 1 (1.92%) N-Tier
9 1 (1.92%) OTC Derivatives
9 1 (1.92%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 25 (48.08%) Windows
2 11 (21.15%) Windows 10
3 8 (15.38%) Windows 7
4 6 (11.54%) Unix
5 5 (9.62%) Apple iOS
5 5 (9.62%) Windows Server
6 4 (7.69%) Mac OS
7 3 (5.77%) Android
8 2 (3.85%) Linux
9 1 (1.92%) Solaris
9 1 (1.92%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (17.31%) Investment Management
2 8 (15.38%) Business Analysis
2 8 (15.38%) ITIL
3 7 (13.46%) Asset Management
3 7 (13.46%) Problem-Solving
4 6 (11.54%) Electronic Trading
5 5 (9.62%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
6 4 (7.69%) Migration
6 4 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (5.77%) Prototyping
7 3 (5.77%) Scaled Agile Framework
7 3 (5.77%) Test Automation
7 3 (5.77%) Time Management
8 2 (3.85%) Analytics
8 2 (3.85%) Data Analytics
8 2 (3.85%) Data Strategy
8 2 (3.85%) Defect Management
8 2 (3.85%) Functional Testing
8 2 (3.85%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 6 (11.54%) C#
1 6 (11.54%) SQL
2 5 (9.62%) Python
2 5 (9.62%) R
2 5 (9.62%) VBA
3 3 (5.77%) Java
3 3 (5.77%) JavaScript
4 2 (3.85%) Perl
4 2 (3.85%) PowerShell
4 2 (3.85%) VBScript
5 1 (1.92%) AWK
5 1 (1.92%) C
5 1 (1.92%) Ruby
5 1 (1.92%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.92%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 6 (11.54%) MCSE
1 6 (11.54%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (5.77%) ISTQB
3 2 (3.85%) MCDST
3 2 (3.85%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.92%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.92%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (11.54%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (17.31%) Virtual Desktop
2 7 (13.46%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.92%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 6 (11.54%) SCCM
2 2 (3.85%) HP ALM
2 2 (3.85%) Perfmon
3 1 (1.92%) AirWatch
3 1 (1.92%) Jamf Pro
3 1 (1.92%) Single Sign-On
3 1 (1.92%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (1.92%) Thomson Reuters DACS
Vendors
1 33 (63.46%) Reuters
2 15 (28.85%) Microsoft
3 10 (19.23%) FactSet
4 7 (13.46%) Sybase
5 6 (11.54%) Citrix
6 5 (9.62%) ION Trading
7 3 (5.77%) Cisco
7 3 (5.77%) Tableau
7 3 (5.77%) Tradeweb
8 2 (3.85%) FXall
8 2 (3.85%) Wyse
9 1 (1.92%) Apple
9 1 (1.92%) Blue Coat
9 1 (1.92%) Calypso
9 1 (1.92%) eSpeed
9 1 (1.92%) HP
9 1 (1.92%) Juniper
9 1 (1.92%) Murex
9 1 (1.92%) Sun
9 1 (1.92%) TIBCO