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 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Bloomberg
London / City of London
Rank 126 124 142
Rank change year-on-year -2 +18  
Contract jobs citing Bloomberg 27 34 47
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.89% 1.03% 0.93%
As % of the Vendors category 2.25% 2.57% 2.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 29 36
Median daily rate £585 £330 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +77.27% -26.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £213 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £763 £580 £640
UK excluding London median daily rate £445 £545 £475
% change year-on-year -18.34% +14.73%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £18.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.30 - -

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 1201 1324 2135
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 39.61% 40.19% 42.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 883 997 1543
Median daily rate £468 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.88% +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £283 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 17 45
Median hourly rate £14.15 £19.50 £20.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.46% -4.62%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.19 £11.00 £13.46
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.34 £43.57 £25.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -15.36% +14.67%  

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 24 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Bloomberg in the City of London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Bloomberg in the City of London

Bloomberg
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 32 (62.75%) Finance
2 20 (39.22%) Windows
3 17 (33.33%) Reuters
4 14 (27.45%) Front Office
4 14 (27.45%) Banking
5 13 (25.49%) Fixed Income
5 13 (25.49%) SQL Server
6 12 (23.53%) SQL
7 11 (21.57%) Linux
8 10 (19.61%) Agile Software Development
8 10 (19.61%) VMware
8 10 (19.61%) MiFID
9 9 (17.65%) Unix
9 9 (17.65%) C#
9 9 (17.65%) MS Office
10 8 (15.69%) Active Directory
10 8 (15.69%) Citrix
10 8 (15.69%) Asset Management
10 8 (15.69%) Investment Banking
10 8 (15.69%) Windows 7
11 7 (13.73%) Amazon AWS
11 7 (13.73%) HP
11 7 (13.73%) Microsoft
11 7 (13.73%) Project Management
11 7 (13.73%) Oracle
11 7 (13.73%) Python
12 6 (11.76%) Web Services
12 6 (11.76%) Hedge funds
12 6 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure
12 6 (11.76%) Degree

Bloomberg
Top Related 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 (1.96%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (17.65%) MS Office
2 1 (1.96%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (9.80%) ION MarketView
2 3 (5.88%) Bloomberg TOMS
2 3 (5.88%) thinkFolio
3 1 (1.96%) Eikon
3 1 (1.96%) Sophis RISQUE
Cloud Services
1 7 (13.73%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (7.84%) Office 365
3 2 (3.92%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.84%) Firewall
1 4 (7.84%) VPN
2 2 (3.92%) 3G
2 2 (3.92%) DNS
2 2 (3.92%) HTTP
2 2 (3.92%) Remote Desktop
2 2 (3.92%) SSL
2 2 (3.92%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.96%) NAS
3 1 (1.96%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (25.49%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.88%) Hadoop
2 3 (5.88%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (3.92%) Big Data
4 1 (1.96%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.96%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.96%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (3.92%) Moq
1 2 (3.92%) MSTest
1 2 (3.92%) NUnit
1 2 (3.92%) Rhino Mocks
2 1 (1.96%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (1.96%) Subversion
General
1 32 (62.75%) Finance
2 14 (27.45%) Banking
2 14 (27.45%) Front Office
3 8 (15.69%) Investment Banking
4 3 (5.88%) Mandarin Language
5 2 (3.92%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.96%) Back Office
6 1 (1.96%) Legal
6 1 (1.96%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 19 (37.25%) Analyst
2 10 (19.61%) Business Analyst
3 9 (17.65%) Developer
4 6 (11.76%) Architect
4 6 (11.76%) Fixed Income Business Analyst
5 5 (9.80%) C# Developer
5 5 (9.80%) Solutions Architect
6 4 (7.84%) Banking Analyst
6 4 (7.84%) Desktop Support
6 4 (7.84%) MiFID Business Analyst
6 4 (7.84%) Product Manager
6 4 (7.84%) Technical Manager
6 4 (7.84%) Technical Product Manager
7 3 (5.88%) .NET Developer
7 3 (5.88%) Consultant
7 3 (5.88%) Front Office Business Analyst
7 3 (5.88%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
7 3 (5.88%) Support Analyst
7 3 (5.88%) Technical Analyst
7 3 (5.88%) Technical Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (11.76%) Web Services
2 5 (9.80%) .NET
2 5 (9.80%) FIX Protocol
3 4 (7.84%) FpML
3 4 (7.84%) WPF
4 3 (5.88%) Murex MxML
4 3 (5.88%) REST
5 2 (3.92%) ASP.NET
5 2 (3.92%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (3.92%) ASP.NET Web API
5 2 (3.92%) NumPy
5 2 (3.92%) Pandas
5 2 (3.92%) WCF
5 2 (3.92%) XML
6 1 (1.96%) .NET Framework
6 1 (1.96%) JavaFX
6 1 (1.96%) Swing
6 1 (1.96%) XSD
6 1 (1.96%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 13 (25.49%) Fixed Income
2 6 (11.76%) Hedge funds
3 5 (9.80%) Equities
4 4 (7.84%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (7.84%) Blackberry
5 3 (5.88%) Data Centre
5 3 (5.88%) Derivative
5 3 (5.88%) Fintech
6 2 (3.92%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 2 (3.92%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 2 (3.92%) iPad
6 2 (3.92%) Security Operations Centre
7 1 (1.96%) CMDB
7 1 (1.96%) Equity Derivative
7 1 (1.96%) User Experience
7 1 (1.96%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 20 (39.22%) Windows
2 11 (21.57%) Linux
3 9 (17.65%) Unix
4 8 (15.69%) Windows 7
5 6 (11.76%) Windows Server
6 5 (9.80%) Solaris
7 3 (5.88%) AIX
8 2 (3.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (3.92%) Windows 8
8 2 (3.92%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (19.61%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (15.69%) Asset Management
3 7 (13.73%) Project Management
4 5 (9.80%) Business Analysis
5 4 (7.84%) E-Commerce
5 4 (7.84%) Electronic Trading
5 4 (7.84%) Incident Management
6 3 (5.88%) B2B
6 3 (5.88%) High Availability
6 3 (5.88%) Information Security
6 3 (5.88%) KYC
6 3 (5.88%) Low Latency
6 3 (5.88%) OO
6 3 (5.88%) Performance Monitoring
7 2 (3.92%) Email Filtering
7 2 (3.92%) Malware Analysis
7 2 (3.92%) Performance Tuning
7 2 (3.92%) Security Operations
7 2 (3.92%) Vulnerability Scanning
7 2 (3.92%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 12 (23.53%) SQL
2 9 (17.65%) C#
3 7 (13.73%) Python
4 5 (9.80%) Java
5 3 (5.88%) C++
5 3 (5.88%) PowerShell
5 3 (5.88%) VBA
6 1 (1.96%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.96%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (11.76%) Degree
2 2 (3.92%) CFA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (19.61%) MiFID
2 1 (1.96%) Dodd-Frank
2 1 (1.96%) EMIR
2 1 (1.96%) QA
2 1 (1.96%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (15.69%) Active Directory
2 6 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (5.88%) Oracle RAC
4 2 (3.92%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (1.96%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 2 (3.92%) DameWare
2 1 (1.96%) Thomson Reuters DACS
Vendors
1 17 (33.33%) Reuters
2 10 (19.61%) VMware
3 8 (15.69%) Citrix
4 7 (13.73%) HP
4 7 (13.73%) Microsoft
4 7 (13.73%) Oracle
5 5 (9.80%) Fidessa
5 5 (9.80%) ION Trading
6 4 (7.84%) FactSet
6 4 (7.84%) Sybase
7 3 (5.88%) Cisco
7 3 (5.88%) Dell
7 3 (5.88%) Hortonworks
7 3 (5.88%) IBM
7 3 (5.88%) Murex
8 2 (3.92%) Altiris
8 2 (3.92%) Charles River
8 2 (3.92%) GoldenSource
8 2 (3.92%) Juniper
8 2 (3.92%) Sun
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