Period
to 15 December 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 15 December 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
15 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 205 169 186
Rank change year-on-year -36 +17 -5
Contract jobs citing Bloomberg 51 90 56
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.72% 1.25% 0.86%
As % of the Vendors category 1.89% 3.26% 1.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 77 39
City of London median daily rate £315 £525 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -40.00% -4.55% +29.41%
10th Percentile £126 £223 £250
90th Percentile £705 £725 £760
Central London median daily rate £388 £525 £550
% change year-on-year -26.19% -4.55% +33.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
City of London median hourly rate £17.50 - £11.00
Central London median hourly rate £22.93 £30.00 £14.73
% change year-on-year -23.57% +103.74% -16.17%

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 2,704 2,761 2,830
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 38.30% 38.38% 43.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,022 2,086 2,114
City of London median daily rate £475 £488 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.56% +8.33% +2.86%
10th Percentile £225 £263 £287
90th Percentile £650 £675 £636
Central London median daily rate £485 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +2.11% +5.56% +4.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 57 44
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £17.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -10.53% +11.44%
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.25 £11.50
90th Percentile £25.50 £30.85 £55.00
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.35 £18.00
% change year-on-year +1.91% +1.94% +2.86%

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 15 December 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 15 December 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 28 (54.90%) Reuters
1 28 (54.90%) Finance
2 23 (45.10%) Windows
3 21 (41.18%) Front Office
4 17 (33.33%) Fixed Income
5 14 (27.45%) Microsoft
6 13 (25.49%) FactSet
7 12 (23.53%) Banking
7 12 (23.53%) Asset Management
8 10 (19.61%) Business Analysis
9 9 (17.65%) SQL
9 9 (17.65%) Investment Management
10 8 (15.69%) Windows 7
10 8 (15.69%) Windows 10
10 8 (15.69%) Self-Motivation
10 8 (15.69%) SQL Server
10 8 (15.69%) Microsoft Excel
10 8 (15.69%) Active Directory
10 8 (15.69%) Derivative
11 7 (13.73%) Disaster Recovery
11 7 (13.73%) Equities
11 7 (13.73%) C#
11 7 (13.73%) Problem-Solving
11 7 (13.73%) Windows Server
11 7 (13.73%) Agile Software Development
12 6 (11.76%) R
12 6 (11.76%) Office 365
12 6 (11.76%) Sybase
12 6 (11.76%) VBA
12 6 (11.76%) XML

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 (5.88%) MS Exchange
2 2 (3.92%) Confluence
2 2 (3.92%) IBM Domino
2 2 (3.92%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.96%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (1.96%) IBM HTTP Server
3 1 (1.96%) WebSphere
Applications
1 8 (15.69%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (9.80%) Spreadsheet
3 4 (7.84%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (7.84%) Bloomberg TOMS
1 4 (7.84%) ION MarketView
2 3 (5.88%) Eikon
3 2 (3.92%) LatentZero
3 2 (3.92%) Markit EDM
4 1 (1.96%) 3000 Xtra
4 1 (1.96%) BusinessWorks
4 1 (1.96%) Decalog
4 1 (1.96%) Kondor
4 1 (1.96%) RMDS
4 1 (1.96%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 6 (11.76%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.84%) LAN
1 4 (7.84%) WAN
2 3 (5.88%) Broadband
2 3 (5.88%) Internet
2 3 (5.88%) TCP/IP
2 3 (5.88%) VPN
3 2 (3.92%) Cisco IOS
3 2 (3.92%) Intranet
3 2 (3.92%) VoIP
3 2 (3.92%) Wireless
4 1 (1.96%) BGP
4 1 (1.96%) OSPF
4 1 (1.96%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (15.69%) SQL Server
2 5 (9.80%) MS Access
3 2 (3.92%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.96%) KDB
4 1 (1.96%) Kdb+
4 1 (1.96%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.96%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 5 (9.80%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (3.92%) JIRA
2 2 (3.92%) Log4Net
2 2 (3.92%) TestComplete
2 2 (3.92%) Visual Studio
2 2 (3.92%) WinDbg
3 1 (1.96%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.96%) Hudson
3 1 (1.96%) Maven
3 1 (1.96%) RStudio
3 1 (1.96%) Subversion
General
1 28 (54.90%) Finance
2 21 (41.18%) Front Office
3 12 (23.53%) Banking
4 5 (9.80%) Back Office
4 5 (9.80%) Financial Institution
5 4 (7.84%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.96%) Billing
6 1 (1.96%) French Language
6 1 (1.96%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 15 (29.41%) Desktop Engineer
2 12 (23.53%) Analyst
3 10 (19.61%) Developer
3 10 (19.61%) Support Engineer
4 7 (13.73%) Desktop Support
4 7 (13.73%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 6 (11.76%) Support Analyst
6 5 (9.80%) VBA Developer
7 4 (7.84%) IT Engineer
8 3 (5.88%) Applications Support
8 3 (5.88%) Consultant
9 2 (3.92%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
9 2 (3.92%) 2nd Line Support
9 2 (3.92%) Analyst Developer
9 2 (3.92%) Applications Support Analyst
9 2 (3.92%) C# Developer
9 2 (3.92%) Data Analyst
9 2 (3.92%) Front Office Developer
9 2 (3.92%) IT Analyst
9 2 (3.92%) IT Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (11.76%) XML
2 2 (3.92%) .NET
2 2 (3.92%) .NET Framework
2 2 (3.92%) ASP.NET
2 2 (3.92%) ASP.NET Core
2 2 (3.92%) AutoMapper
2 2 (3.92%) Dapper ORM
2 2 (3.92%) HTML
2 2 (3.92%) HTML5
2 2 (3.92%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 2 (3.92%) WCF
2 2 (3.92%) WPF
3 1 (1.96%) JMS
3 1 (1.96%) Middleware
3 1 (1.96%) Spring
3 1 (1.96%) Web Services
3 1 (1.96%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (1.96%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 17 (33.33%) Fixed Income
2 8 (15.69%) Derivative
2 8 (15.69%) Self-Motivation
3 7 (13.73%) Equities
4 5 (9.80%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 3 (5.88%) Smartphone
6 2 (3.92%) iPad
6 2 (3.92%) iPhone
7 1 (1.96%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (1.96%) Blackberry
7 1 (1.96%) BYOD
7 1 (1.96%) Hedge funds
7 1 (1.96%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.96%) OTC Derivatives
7 1 (1.96%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 23 (45.10%) Windows
2 8 (15.69%) Windows 10
2 8 (15.69%) Windows 7
3 7 (13.73%) Windows Server
4 6 (11.76%) Unix
5 4 (7.84%) Mac OS
6 3 (5.88%) Android
6 3 (5.88%) Apple iOS
7 2 (3.92%) Linux
8 1 (1.96%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (23.53%) Asset Management
2 10 (19.61%) Business Analysis
3 9 (17.65%) Investment Management
4 7 (13.73%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (13.73%) Disaster Recovery
4 7 (13.73%) Problem-Solving
5 6 (11.76%) ITIL
6 5 (9.80%) Electronic Trading
6 5 (9.80%) Prototyping
6 5 (9.80%) Scaled Agile Framework
6 5 (9.80%) Time Management
7 4 (7.84%) Contract Negotiation
8 2 (3.92%) Data Strategy
8 2 (3.92%) Defect Management
8 2 (3.92%) Functional Testing
8 2 (3.92%) Proactive Monitoring
8 2 (3.92%) Problem Management
8 2 (3.92%) SDLC
8 2 (3.92%) Test Automation
8 2 (3.92%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (17.65%) SQL
2 7 (13.73%) C#
3 6 (11.76%) R
3 6 (11.76%) VBA
4 5 (9.80%) Python
5 4 (7.84%) JavaScript
6 3 (5.88%) Java
7 2 (3.92%) PowerShell
7 2 (3.92%) VBScript
8 1 (1.96%) AWK
8 1 (1.96%) C++
8 1 (1.96%) Perl
8 1 (1.96%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (7.84%) MCSE
1 4 (7.84%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (5.88%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (3.92%) ISTQB
3 2 (3.92%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.96%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.84%) SLA
2 1 (1.96%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.96%) QA
System Software
1 8 (15.69%) Active Directory
2 5 (9.80%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 5 (9.80%) SCCM
2 2 (3.92%) AirWatch
2 2 (3.92%) Backup Exec
2 2 (3.92%) HP ALM
2 2 (3.92%) Perfmon
3 1 (1.96%) Jamf Pro
Vendors
1 28 (54.90%) Reuters
2 14 (27.45%) Microsoft
3 13 (25.49%) FactSet
4 6 (11.76%) Sybase
5 5 (9.80%) Tableau
6 4 (7.84%) ION Trading
7 3 (5.88%) Cisco
7 3 (5.88%) Citrix
8 2 (3.92%) Apple
8 2 (3.92%) Charles River
8 2 (3.92%) FXall
8 2 (3.92%) NetApp
8 2 (3.92%) ServiceNow
8 2 (3.92%) Symantec
8 2 (3.92%) Trayport
9 1 (1.96%) Misys
9 1 (1.96%) Murex
9 1 (1.96%) RIMES
9 1 (1.96%) Speakerbus
9 1 (1.96%) Wallstreet Suite