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 3 months to 25 June 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
London / City of London
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 136 148 175
Rank change year-on-year +12 +27  
Contract jobs citing Bloomberg 27 18 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.82% 0.54% 0.46%
As % of the Vendors category 2.18% 1.34% 1.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 15 20
Median daily rate £525 £575 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.69% +58.62%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £271 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £850 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £428 £475 £500
% change year-on-year -10.00% -5.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Median hourly rate £19.16 - £17.98
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

Bloomberg is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 1241 1342 2468
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 37.89% 40.39% 42.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 902 1034 1828
Median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 17 68
Median hourly rate £21.40 £19.00 £17.98
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.63% +5.67%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.92 £26.00 £41.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year -14.63% +10.81%  

Bloomberg
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London citing Bloomberg as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

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 3 months to 25 June 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 25 June 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 37 (68.52%) Finance
2 15 (27.78%) Reuters
3 14 (25.93%) Front Office
4 13 (24.07%) Fixed Income
4 13 (24.07%) Banking
4 13 (24.07%) SQL
5 11 (20.37%) Windows
5 11 (20.37%) ION Trading
5 11 (20.37%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (18.52%) Asset Management
6 10 (18.52%) Unix
6 10 (18.52%) SQL Server
6 10 (18.52%) Electronic Trading
6 10 (18.52%) ION MarketView
7 8 (14.81%) MiFID
7 8 (14.81%) Microsoft Excel
8 7 (12.96%) Oracle
8 7 (12.96%) C#
8 7 (12.96%) Microsoft
8 7 (12.96%) Citrix
8 7 (12.96%) Amazon AWS
8 7 (12.96%) Bloomberg TOMS
9 6 (11.11%) Data Centre
9 6 (11.11%) Degree
9 6 (11.11%) Investment Banking
9 6 (11.11%) HP
9 6 (11.11%) Java
9 6 (11.11%) VBA
9 6 (11.11%) Web Services
9 6 (11.11%) Python

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 1 (1.85%) MTS
Applications
1 8 (14.81%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (3.70%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (3.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (1.85%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (1.85%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 10 (18.52%) ION MarketView
2 7 (12.96%) Bloomberg TOMS
3 5 (9.26%) Eikon
4 4 (7.41%) Bloomberg AIM
4 4 (7.41%) thinkFolio
5 1 (1.85%) Eagle PACE
5 1 (1.85%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 7 (12.96%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (9.26%) Office 365
3 2 (3.70%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (3.70%) IaaS
3 2 (3.70%) PaaS
3 2 (3.70%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.56%) TCP/IP
2 2 (3.70%) DMZ
2 2 (3.70%) DNS
2 2 (3.70%) Network Security
2 2 (3.70%) Remote Desktop
2 2 (3.70%) VPN
3 1 (1.85%) NAS
3 1 (1.85%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (18.52%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.56%) Big Data
2 3 (5.56%) Hadoop
2 3 (5.56%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (3.70%) Moq
1 2 (3.70%) MSTest
1 2 (3.70%) NUnit
1 2 (3.70%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 37 (68.52%) Finance
2 14 (25.93%) Front Office
3 13 (24.07%) Banking
4 6 (11.11%) Investment Banking
5 3 (5.56%) Back Office
5 3 (5.56%) Mandarin Language
6 1 (1.85%) Advertising
6 1 (1.85%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (31.48%) Analyst
2 8 (14.81%) Developer
3 7 (12.96%) Business Analyst
4 5 (9.26%) Architect
4 5 (9.26%) Fixed Income Business Analyst
4 5 (9.26%) Solutions Architect
5 4 (7.41%) Data Analyst
5 4 (7.41%) Electronic Trading Business Analyst
5 4 (7.41%) Product Manager
5 4 (7.41%) Project Manager
5 4 (7.41%) Technical Manager
5 4 (7.41%) Technical Product Manager
6 3 (5.56%) C# Developer
6 3 (5.56%) Data Modeller
6 3 (5.56%) Desktop Support
6 3 (5.56%) IT Analyst
6 3 (5.56%) Java Developer
6 3 (5.56%) Support Analyst
7 2 (3.70%) Asset Management Project Manager
7 2 (3.70%) MiFID Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (11.11%) Web Services
2 3 (5.56%) .NET
2 3 (5.56%) FIX Protocol
2 3 (5.56%) Murex MxML
2 3 (5.56%) WPF
3 2 (3.70%) NumPy
3 2 (3.70%) Pandas
3 2 (3.70%) REST
3 2 (3.70%) WCF
4 1 (1.85%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.85%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (1.85%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (1.85%) JavaFX
4 1 (1.85%) Swing
4 1 (1.85%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (24.07%) Fixed Income
2 6 (11.11%) Data Centre
3 4 (7.41%) Fintech
3 4 (7.41%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 3 (5.56%) Blackberry
4 3 (5.56%) Derivative
4 3 (5.56%) Equities
5 2 (3.70%) Hedge funds
5 2 (3.70%) iPad
5 2 (3.70%) PKI
6 1 (1.85%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.85%) CMDB
6 1 (1.85%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (1.85%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 11 (20.37%) Windows
2 10 (18.52%) Unix
3 6 (11.11%) Linux
4 4 (7.41%) Windows 7
5 3 (5.56%) AIX
5 3 (5.56%) Solaris
5 3 (5.56%) Windows 10
5 3 (5.56%) Windows Server
6 2 (3.70%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (20.37%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (18.52%) Asset Management
2 10 (18.52%) Electronic Trading
3 6 (11.11%) OO
4 5 (9.26%) Data Modelling
4 5 (9.26%) Investment Management
4 5 (9.26%) Project Management
5 4 (7.41%) Business Analysis
5 4 (7.41%) E-Commerce
5 4 (7.41%) Low Latency
5 4 (7.41%) Mathematics
5 4 (7.41%) Multithreading
5 4 (7.41%) OOD
5 4 (7.41%) SDLC
5 4 (7.41%) SOA
5 4 (7.41%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (7.41%) UML
6 3 (5.56%) B2B
6 3 (5.56%) Information Security
6 3 (5.56%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 13 (24.07%) SQL
2 7 (12.96%) C#
3 6 (11.11%) Java
3 6 (11.11%) Python
3 6 (11.11%) VBA
4 3 (5.56%) C
4 3 (5.56%) R
4 3 (5.56%) VB
5 2 (3.70%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.85%) C++
6 1 (1.85%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.85%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (11.11%) Degree
2 2 (3.70%) CFA
3 1 (1.85%) MCSA
3 1 (1.85%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (14.81%) MiFID
2 3 (5.56%) SLA
3 2 (3.70%) COBIT
System Software
1 5 (9.26%) Active Directory
2 3 (5.56%) Oracle RAC
2 3 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.70%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 2 (3.70%) Nessus
1 2 (3.70%) SCCM
2 1 (1.85%) Thomson Reuters DACS
2 1 (1.85%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 15 (27.78%) Reuters
2 11 (20.37%) ION Trading
3 7 (12.96%) Citrix
3 7 (12.96%) Microsoft
3 7 (12.96%) Oracle
4 6 (11.11%) HP
4 6 (11.11%) VMware
5 4 (7.41%) IBM
5 4 (7.41%) Murex
6 3 (5.56%) Calypso
6 3 (5.56%) Charles River
6 3 (5.56%) Dell
6 3 (5.56%) FactSet
6 3 (5.56%) Hortonworks
6 3 (5.56%) Sybase
7 2 (3.70%) Apple
7 2 (3.70%) CheckPoint
7 2 (3.70%) NetApp
7 2 (3.70%) Qualys
7 2 (3.70%) Tradeweb
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