Period
to 24 November 2017

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 24 November 2017 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
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 157 183 193
Rank change year-on-year +26 +10 +21
Contract jobs citing Bloomberg 88 57 78
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.23% 0.85% 0.86%
As % of the Vendors category 3.22% 1.99% 2.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 42 56
City of London median daily rate £525 £550 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.55% +25.71% +12.90%
10th Percentile £234 £189 £182
90th Percentile £725 £748 £663
Central London median daily rate £525 £550 £438
% change year-on-year -4.55% +25.71% +12.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 3
City of London median hourly rate £21.40 £11.00 £17.98
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +94.55% -38.82% -
Central London median hourly rate £30.00 £14.73 £17.98
% change year-on-year +103.74% -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 2737 2869 3824
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 38.27% 43.03% 42.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 2057 2145 2863
City of London median daily rate £488 £450 £435
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.33% +3.45% +2.35%
10th Percentile £275 £277 £250
90th Percentile £675 £638 £638
Central London median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 47 73
City of London median hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +8.57% -2.04%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.50 £11.19
90th Percentile £30.75 £55.00 £27.81
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.45 £17.50
% change year-on-year +1.36% +5.43% -2.04%

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 24 November 2017.

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 24 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Bloomberg also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region with a requirement for Bloomberg.

1 60 (68.18%) Finance
2 54 (61.36%) Reuters
3 35 (39.77%) Front Office
3 35 (39.77%) Windows
4 28 (31.82%) Banking
5 20 (22.73%) SQL
6 19 (21.59%) Fixed Income
7 18 (20.45%) Microsoft Office
8 17 (19.32%) Electronic Trading
9 15 (17.05%) Investment Management
9 15 (17.05%) Windows 7
10 14 (15.91%) Microsoft Excel
10 14 (15.91%) Windows Server
11 13 (14.77%) Microsoft
11 13 (14.77%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 13 (14.77%) ION Trading
12 12 (13.64%) SCCM
12 12 (13.64%) FactSet
12 12 (13.64%) Windows 10
13 11 (12.50%) Bloomberg TOMS
13 11 (12.50%) Active Directory
13 11 (12.50%) Unix
14 10 (11.36%) Linux
14 10 (11.36%) Citrix
14 10 (11.36%) User Acceptance Testing
14 10 (11.36%) Eikon
15 9 (10.23%) Analytics
15 9 (10.23%) Investment Banking
15 9 (10.23%) Agile Software Development
15 9 (10.23%) Business Analysis

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 4 (4.55%) MS Exchange
1 4 (4.55%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.14%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (1.14%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 18 (20.45%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (15.91%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (1.14%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 11 (12.50%) Bloomberg TOMS
2 10 (11.36%) Eikon
3 8 (9.09%) ION MarketView
4 7 (7.95%) Kondor
5 4 (4.55%) RMDS
6 3 (3.41%) Bloomberg AIM
6 3 (3.41%) Sentinel
6 3 (3.41%) thinkFolio
7 2 (2.27%) BusinessWorks
7 2 (2.27%) LatentZero
7 2 (2.27%) Temenos T24
8 1 (1.14%) Eagle PACE
Cloud Services
1 6 (6.82%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.68%) VPN
2 3 (3.41%) TCP/IP
3 2 (2.27%) LAN
3 2 (2.27%) Network Security
3 2 (2.27%) VoIP
3 2 (2.27%) VSAN
3 2 (2.27%) WAN
4 1 (1.14%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (1.14%) DHCP
4 1 (1.14%) DNS
4 1 (1.14%) Internet
4 1 (1.14%) Intranet
4 1 (1.14%) NAS
4 1 (1.14%) Remote Desktop
4 1 (1.14%) SAN
4 1 (1.14%) SSL
4 1 (1.14%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (6.82%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.41%) Relational Database
2 3 (3.41%) Sybase ASE
3 2 (2.27%) DB2
3 2 (2.27%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.14%) Big Data
4 1 (1.14%) MarkLogic
4 1 (1.14%) MS Access
4 1 (1.14%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.14%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 6 (6.82%) JIRA
2 5 (5.68%) Git (software)
2 5 (5.68%) Maven
3 4 (4.55%) Sonatype Nexus
3 4 (4.55%) Subversion
4 2 (2.27%) JIRA Agile
4 2 (2.27%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (2.27%) TeamCity
5 1 (1.14%) ERwin
5 1 (1.14%) Mockito
5 1 (1.14%) Robot Framework
General
1 60 (68.18%) Finance
2 35 (39.77%) Front Office
3 28 (31.82%) Banking
4 9 (10.23%) Investment Banking
5 6 (6.82%) Financial Institution
6 4 (4.55%) Back Office
6 4 (4.55%) International Banking
7 3 (3.41%) Retail Banking
8 2 (2.27%) Telecoms
9 1 (1.14%) Legal
Job Titles
1 35 (39.77%) Analyst
2 13 (14.77%) Support Analyst
3 11 (12.50%) Developer
4 8 (9.09%) Business Analyst
5 7 (7.95%) Data Analyst
5 7 (7.95%) Data Modeller
6 5 (5.68%) Technical Analyst
7 4 (4.55%) C# Developer
7 4 (4.55%) Desktop Support
7 4 (4.55%) Kondor Support
7 4 (4.55%) Operations Engineer
7 4 (4.55%) Service Analyst
7 4 (4.55%) Service Desk Analyst
7 4 (4.55%) Support Engineer
8 3 (3.41%) Front Office Developer
8 3 (3.41%) Java Developer
8 3 (3.41%) Project Manager
8 3 (3.41%) Senior Analyst
8 3 (3.41%) Systems Engineer
8 3 (3.41%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (6.82%) Spring
2 5 (5.68%) JMS
2 5 (5.68%) Middleware
3 3 (3.41%) WPF
3 3 (3.41%) XML
4 2 (2.27%) .NET
4 2 (2.27%) .NET Framework
4 2 (2.27%) Ajax
4 2 (2.27%) Caliburn.Micro
4 2 (2.27%) FIX Protocol
4 2 (2.27%) iBATIS
4 2 (2.27%) JSP
4 2 (2.27%) Struts
4 2 (2.27%) WCF
4 2 (2.27%) WinForms
4 2 (2.27%) XSLT
5 1 (1.14%) Apache Camel
5 1 (1.14%) LINQ
5 1 (1.14%) Rendezvous
5 1 (1.14%) TIBCO EMS
Miscellaneous
1 19 (21.59%) Fixed Income
2 13 (14.77%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 8 (9.09%) Derivative
3 8 (9.09%) Equities
4 7 (7.95%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (5.68%) Hedge funds
6 4 (4.55%) OTC Derivatives
7 3 (3.41%) Blackberry
7 3 (3.41%) Data Centre
7 3 (3.41%) iPhone
7 3 (3.41%) Management Information System
7 3 (3.41%) Swaptions
7 3 (3.41%) User Experience
7 3 (3.41%) Video Conferencing
8 2 (2.27%) Equity Derivative
8 2 (2.27%) Exotic Derivative
8 2 (2.27%) N-Tier
8 2 (2.27%) SWIFT
9 1 (1.14%) CMDB
9 1 (1.14%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 35 (39.77%) Windows
2 15 (17.05%) Windows 7
3 14 (15.91%) Windows Server
4 12 (13.64%) Windows 10
5 11 (12.50%) Unix
6 10 (11.36%) Linux
7 3 (3.41%) Apple iOS
7 3 (3.41%) Windows 8
7 3 (3.41%) Windows Mobile
8 2 (2.27%) Solaris
8 2 (2.27%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (1.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (19.32%) Electronic Trading
2 15 (17.05%) Investment Management
3 10 (11.36%) User Acceptance Testing
4 9 (10.23%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (10.23%) Analytics
4 9 (10.23%) Business Analysis
5 8 (9.09%) Migration
5 8 (9.09%) Risk Management
6 7 (7.95%) Data Analytics
6 7 (7.95%) Data Modelling
6 7 (7.95%) ITIL
6 7 (7.95%) OO
7 6 (6.82%) Asset Management
7 6 (6.82%) Collateral Management
8 5 (5.68%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (5.68%) Critical Success Factor
9 4 (4.55%) Portfolio Management
9 4 (4.55%) Scrum
9 4 (4.55%) SDLC
9 4 (4.55%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (22.73%) SQL
2 9 (10.23%) VBA
3 7 (7.95%) Java
4 6 (6.82%) C
4 6 (6.82%) R
4 6 (6.82%) VB
5 5 (5.68%) C#
6 2 (2.27%) AWK
6 2 (2.27%) C++
6 2 (2.27%) JavaScript
6 2 (2.27%) Perl
6 2 (2.27%) PowerShell
6 2 (2.27%) Python
6 2 (2.27%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.14%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.14%) Korn
7 1 (1.14%) Scala
Qualifications
1 7 (7.95%) Degree
2 3 (3.41%) MCDST
2 3 (3.41%) MCSE
2 3 (3.41%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (9.09%) MiFID
2 4 (4.55%) SLA
3 2 (2.27%) QA
System Software
1 11 (12.50%) Active Directory
2 5 (5.68%) Microsoft App-V
3 3 (3.41%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 12 (13.64%) SCCM
2 1 (1.14%) AirWatch
2 1 (1.14%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 54 (61.36%) Reuters
2 13 (14.77%) ION Trading
2 13 (14.77%) Microsoft
3 12 (13.64%) FactSet
4 10 (11.36%) Citrix
5 7 (7.95%) Calypso
5 7 (7.95%) VMware
6 6 (6.82%) Charles River
7 4 (4.55%) CQG
7 4 (4.55%) Fidessa
7 4 (4.55%) IBM
7 4 (4.55%) Murex
8 3 (3.41%) Cisco
8 3 (3.41%) F5
8 3 (3.41%) Oracle
8 3 (3.41%) Remedy
8 3 (3.41%) Sybase
8 3 (3.41%) TIBCO
8 3 (3.41%) Tradeweb
8 3 (3.41%) Wyse