Period
to 22 April 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 22 April 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
22 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 205 197 194
Rank change year-on-year -8 -3 -27
Contract jobs citing Bloomberg 36 59 44
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.54% 0.84% 0.72%
As % of the Vendors category 1.37% 2.21% 1.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 46 33
City of London median daily rate £350 £550 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -36.36% - +33.33%
10th Percentile £214 £225 £343
90th Percentile £725 £731 £773
Central London median daily rate £350 £538 £550
% change year-on-year -34.88% -2.27% +45.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
City of London median hourly rate £32.50 £23.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +38.30% - -
Central London median hourly rate £25.75 £30.00 -
% change year-on-year -14.17% - -

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 2,620 2,667 2,519
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 38.95% 37.88% 41.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,943 2,004 1,846
City of London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £263 £275 £287
90th Percentile £660 £663 £638
Central London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 66 35
City of London median hourly rate £20.50 £19.13 £16.15
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.19% +18.42% -26.78%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.25 £12.60
90th Percentile £37.50 £31.00 £34.50
Central London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year - +25.00% -25.02%

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 22 April 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 22 April 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 20 (55.56%) Finance
2 18 (50.00%) Reuters
3 17 (47.22%) Windows
4 12 (33.33%) SQL
4 12 (33.33%) Active Directory
5 11 (30.56%) Banking
5 11 (30.56%) Asset Management
5 11 (30.56%) SCCM
6 10 (27.78%) Windows 10
6 10 (27.78%) Microsoft
6 10 (27.78%) ITIL
7 9 (25.00%) Windows 7
8 8 (22.22%) Microsoft Excel
8 8 (22.22%) SQL Server
8 8 (22.22%) Microsoft Office
9 7 (19.44%) Fixed Income
10 6 (16.67%) VMware
10 6 (16.67%) Front Office
10 6 (16.67%) Project Management
10 6 (16.67%) Investment Banking
10 6 (16.67%) C#
10 6 (16.67%) Symantec
10 6 (16.67%) FactSet
11 5 (13.89%) Skype for Business
11 5 (13.89%) Skype
11 5 (13.89%) Windows Server
11 5 (13.89%) Self-Motivation
11 5 (13.89%) PowerShell
11 5 (13.89%) Citrix
11 5 (13.89%) Unix

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 (13.89%) Skype for Business
2 3 (8.33%) SharePoint
3 2 (5.56%) IBM Domino
4 1 (2.78%) IBM HTTP Server
4 1 (2.78%) IBM Notes
4 1 (2.78%) MS Exchange
4 1 (2.78%) WebSphere
Applications
1 8 (22.22%) Microsoft Excel
1 8 (22.22%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (11.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (5.56%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (11.11%) Markit EDM
2 2 (5.56%) Decalog
2 2 (5.56%) LatentZero
3 1 (2.78%) 3000 Xtra
3 1 (2.78%) Eikon
3 1 (2.78%) RMDS
3 1 (2.78%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.56%) Office 365
2 1 (2.78%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.78%) Amazon CloudWatch
2 1 (2.78%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (2.78%) Amazon S3
2 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (13.89%) DHCP
1 5 (13.89%) DNS
1 5 (13.89%) Skype
2 3 (8.33%) Internet
2 3 (8.33%) NAS
3 2 (5.56%) Cisco IOS
3 2 (5.56%) Intranet
3 2 (5.56%) LAN
3 2 (5.56%) SAN
3 2 (5.56%) VPN
3 2 (5.56%) WAN
3 2 (5.56%) Wireless
4 1 (2.78%) IP Telephony
4 1 (2.78%) TCP/IP
4 1 (2.78%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (22.22%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.56%) KDB
2 2 (5.56%) MS Access
2 2 (5.56%) OLAP
2 2 (5.56%) OLAP Cube
2 2 (5.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (5.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (5.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (2.78%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.78%) Kdb+
3 1 (2.78%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (8.33%) Log4Net
2 2 (5.56%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (2.78%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.78%) Hudson
3 1 (2.78%) Jenkins
3 1 (2.78%) WinDbg
General
1 20 (55.56%) Finance
2 11 (30.56%) Banking
3 6 (16.67%) Front Office
3 6 (16.67%) Investment Banking
4 2 (5.56%) French Language
5 1 (2.78%) Back Office
5 1 (2.78%) Billing
5 1 (2.78%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 16 (44.44%) Analyst
2 9 (25.00%) Developer
2 9 (25.00%) Support Analyst
3 5 (13.89%) Data Analyst
3 5 (13.89%) Desktop Engineer
4 4 (11.11%) Desktop Support
4 4 (11.11%) IT Support
4 4 (11.11%) Market Analyst
4 4 (11.11%) Market Data Analyst
5 3 (8.33%) C# Developer
5 3 (8.33%) IT Analyst
5 3 (8.33%) IT Support Analyst
5 3 (8.33%) Support Engineer
6 2 (5.56%) Analyst Developer
6 2 (5.56%) Applications Support
6 2 (5.56%) Applications Support Analyst
6 2 (5.56%) Desktop Support Analyst
6 2 (5.56%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 2 (5.56%) Front Office Developer
6 2 (5.56%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (11.11%) .NET
1 4 (11.11%) .NET Framework
2 3 (8.33%) ASP.NET
2 3 (8.33%) ASP.NET Core
2 3 (8.33%) AutoMapper
2 3 (8.33%) Dapper ORM
2 3 (8.33%) HTML
2 3 (8.33%) HTML5
2 3 (8.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 3 (8.33%) WCF
2 3 (8.33%) Web Services
2 3 (8.33%) WPF
2 3 (8.33%) XML
3 2 (5.56%) MDX
4 1 (2.78%) FIX Protocol
4 1 (2.78%) JSON
4 1 (2.78%) LDAP
4 1 (2.78%) Spring
4 1 (2.78%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (2.78%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (19.44%) Fixed Income
2 5 (13.89%) Self-Motivation
3 4 (11.11%) Hedge funds
4 3 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (8.33%) Blackberry
4 3 (8.33%) Derivative
4 3 (8.33%) iPhone
5 2 (5.56%) Equities
5 2 (5.56%) iPad
6 1 (2.78%) Data Centre
6 1 (2.78%) Fat Client
6 1 (2.78%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (2.78%) Handset
6 1 (2.78%) Private Cloud
6 1 (2.78%) Smartphone
6 1 (2.78%) Thin Client
6 1 (2.78%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 17 (47.22%) Windows
2 10 (27.78%) Windows 10
3 9 (25.00%) Windows 7
4 5 (13.89%) Unix
4 5 (13.89%) Windows Server
5 3 (8.33%) Linux
6 2 (5.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (2.78%) Android
7 1 (2.78%) Mac OS
7 1 (2.78%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (30.56%) Asset Management
2 10 (27.78%) ITIL
3 6 (16.67%) Project Management
4 4 (11.11%) Business Analysis
4 4 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (11.11%) Open Source
4 4 (11.11%) Problem-Solving
5 3 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 3 (8.33%) MVVM
5 3 (8.33%) Service Delivery
5 3 (8.33%) Service Delivery Management
5 3 (8.33%) Software Engineering
5 3 (8.33%) Time Management
6 2 (5.56%) Change Management
6 2 (5.56%) EAM
6 2 (5.56%) Electronic Trading
6 2 (5.56%) ETL
6 2 (5.56%) Investment Management
6 2 (5.56%) Prototyping
Programming Languages
1 12 (33.33%) SQL
2 6 (16.67%) C#
3 5 (13.89%) PowerShell
4 4 (11.11%) Java
4 4 (11.11%) VBA
5 3 (8.33%) JavaScript
5 3 (8.33%) Python
6 2 (5.56%) R
6 2 (5.56%) T-SQL
7 1 (2.78%) Bash Shell
7 1 (2.78%) C++
7 1 (2.78%) Clojure
7 1 (2.78%) Kotlin
7 1 (2.78%) Scala
7 1 (2.78%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (8.33%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (5.56%) Degree
3 1 (2.78%) AWS Certification
3 1 (2.78%) MCP
3 1 (2.78%) MCSE
3 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.78%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.56%) Data Quality
2 1 (2.78%) MiFID
2 1 (2.78%) QA
2 1 (2.78%) SLA
2 1 (2.78%) Solvency II
System Software
1 12 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 4 (11.11%) XenApp
2 4 (11.11%) XenDesktop
3 3 (8.33%) VMware Workstation
4 1 (2.78%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 11 (30.56%) SCCM
2 4 (11.11%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 2 (5.56%) AirWatch
3 2 (5.56%) Backup Exec
3 2 (5.56%) Puppet
4 1 (2.78%) Ansible
4 1 (2.78%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 18 (50.00%) Reuters
2 10 (27.78%) Microsoft
3 6 (16.67%) FactSet
3 6 (16.67%) Symantec
3 6 (16.67%) VMware
4 5 (13.89%) Citrix
5 3 (8.33%) Apple
5 3 (8.33%) Cisco
6 2 (5.56%) Charles River
6 2 (5.56%) Dell
6 2 (5.56%) Equitrac
6 2 (5.56%) HP
6 2 (5.56%) Infoblox
6 2 (5.56%) NetApp
6 2 (5.56%) ServiceNow
6 2 (5.56%) Tableau
7 1 (2.78%) Google
7 1 (2.78%) RIMES
7 1 (2.78%) Splunk
7 1 (2.78%) Tradeweb