Period
to 23 June 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 Reuters products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Reuters over the 6 months to 23 June 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 Reuters Group PLC.

Reuters
Central London > City of London
6 months to
23 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 210 204 208
Rank change year-on-year -6 +4 +26
Contract jobs citing Reuters 41 26 31
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.59% 0.42% 0.47%
As % of the Vendors category 1.54% 1.06% 1.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 21 24
City of London median daily rate £475 £445 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.74% +12.66% +8.97%
10th Percentile £241 £200 £213
90th Percentile £568 £775 £785
Central London median daily rate £440 £445 £378
% change year-on-year -1.12% +17.88% +4.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
City of London median hourly rate £23.50 £21.40 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.81% - -
Central London median hourly rate £30.00 £21.40 £21.34
% change year-on-year +40.19% +0.28% -

Reuters 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 2,663 2,448 2,701
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 38.39% 39.17% 40.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,982 1,789 2,062
City of London median daily rate £480 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £275 £281 £275
90th Percentile £650 £638 £638
Central London median daily rate £488 £470 £450
% change year-on-year +3.72% +4.44% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 36 35
City of London median hourly rate £20.00 £16.46 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.53% -15.60% +8.45%
10th Percentile £11.90 £12.51 £11.25
90th Percentile £32.25 £27.65 £39.04
Central London median hourly rate £20.00 £16.00 £19.75
% change year-on-year +25.00% -18.99% +9.84%

Reuters
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing Reuters as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for Reuters in the City of London

Reuters
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 Reuters in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Reuters in the City of London

Reuters
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Reuters in the City of London over the 6 months to 23 June 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Reuters in the City of London

Reuters
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 Reuters in the City of London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Reuters in the City of London

Reuters
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the City of London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Reuters in the City of London over the 6 months to 23 June 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Reuters in the City of London

For the 6 months to 23 June 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Reuters 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 Reuters.

1 31 (75.61%) Bloomberg
2 28 (68.29%) Finance
3 22 (53.66%) Banking
4 21 (51.22%) Windows
5 14 (34.15%) Front Office
6 12 (29.27%) Python
6 12 (29.27%) Java
7 10 (24.39%) C#
7 10 (24.39%) ITIL
7 10 (24.39%) Unix
8 9 (21.95%) SQL
8 9 (21.95%) Investment Banking
8 9 (21.95%) Office 365
8 9 (21.95%) Windows 10
9 8 (19.51%) Analytical Skills
9 8 (19.51%) R
9 8 (19.51%) VBA
9 8 (19.51%) Microsoft Excel
10 7 (17.07%) Linux
10 7 (17.07%) LAN
10 7 (17.07%) Cisco
10 7 (17.07%) Citrix
10 7 (17.07%) Firewall
10 7 (17.07%) OSPF
10 7 (17.07%) Cisco IOS
10 7 (17.07%) User Acceptance Testing
10 7 (17.07%) Multicast
10 7 (17.07%) Virtual Desktop
11 6 (14.63%) Collateral Management
11 6 (14.63%) RStudio

Reuters
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 (7.32%) MQSeries
1 3 (7.32%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.44%) Apache Solr
2 1 (2.44%) Apache Spark
2 1 (2.44%) Skype for Business
2 1 (2.44%) Tomcat
Applications
1 8 (19.51%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (12.20%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 5 (12.20%) RMDS
2 3 (7.32%) Kondor
3 1 (2.44%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 9 (21.95%) Office 365
2 3 (7.32%) Yarn
3 2 (4.88%) npm
4 1 (2.44%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 7 (17.07%) Cisco IOS
1 7 (17.07%) Firewall
1 7 (17.07%) LAN
1 7 (17.07%) Multicast
1 7 (17.07%) OSPF
2 4 (9.76%) DHCP
2 4 (9.76%) DNS
2 4 (9.76%) Extranet
2 4 (9.76%) Internet
2 4 (9.76%) TCP/IP
3 3 (7.32%) BGP
3 3 (7.32%) Cisco IPT
3 3 (7.32%) H.323
3 3 (7.32%) ISDN
3 3 (7.32%) MGCP
3 3 (7.32%) MPLS
3 3 (7.32%) Network Security
3 3 (7.32%) SNMP
3 3 (7.32%) WAN
3 3 (7.32%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.32%) SQL Server
1 3 (7.32%) SQL Server 2014
1 3 (7.32%) Sybase ASE
2 2 (4.88%) MongoDB
2 2 (4.88%) Qlik Sense
3 1 (2.44%) Apache Hive
3 1 (2.44%) Big Data
3 1 (2.44%) GIS
3 1 (2.44%) Hadoop
3 1 (2.44%) HBase
3 1 (2.44%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 6 (14.63%) RStudio
2 3 (7.32%) Maven
3 2 (4.88%) Git (software)
3 2 (4.88%) Jenkins
3 2 (4.88%) JUnit
3 2 (4.88%) TeamCity
4 1 (2.44%) JMeter
4 1 (2.44%) Selenium
4 1 (2.44%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (2.44%) Visual Studio
4 1 (2.44%) WebDriver
General
1 28 (68.29%) Finance
2 22 (53.66%) Banking
3 14 (34.15%) Front Office
4 9 (21.95%) Investment Banking
5 3 (7.32%) Back Office
5 3 (7.32%) Corporate Banking
6 1 (2.44%) Legal
6 1 (2.44%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (14.63%) Data Modeller
2 4 (9.76%) Desktop Engineer
2 4 (9.76%) Desktop Support
3 3 (7.32%) Deployment Engineer
3 3 (7.32%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 3 (7.32%) Development Specialist
3 3 (7.32%) Kondor Support
3 3 (7.32%) Migration Specialist
3 3 (7.32%) Network Deployment Engineer
3 3 (7.32%) Network Engineer
3 3 (7.32%) Operations Engineer
3 3 (7.32%) Support Engineer
3 3 (7.32%) Support Specialist
4 2 (4.88%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
4 2 (4.88%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Engineer
4 2 (4.88%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 2 (4.88%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (4.88%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 2 (4.88%) Data Engineer
4 2 (4.88%) Floorwalker
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (9.76%) HTML
1 4 (9.76%) HTML5
1 4 (9.76%) WPF
2 3 (7.32%) Akka
2 3 (7.32%) Hibernate
2 3 (7.32%) Kafka
2 3 (7.32%) React
2 3 (7.32%) Redux
2 3 (7.32%) Rendezvous
2 3 (7.32%) Spring
2 3 (7.32%) Spring Boot
2 3 (7.32%) XML
3 2 (4.88%) .NET
3 2 (4.88%) JSON
3 2 (4.88%) REST
3 2 (4.88%) Zuul
4 1 (2.44%) .NET Framework
4 1 (2.44%) FIX Protocol
4 1 (2.44%) LINQ
4 1 (2.44%) Unity DI Container
Miscellaneous
1 8 (19.51%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (12.20%) Data Centre
3 4 (9.76%) Eurex
3 4 (9.76%) Self-Motivation
4 3 (7.32%) e-Health
4 3 (7.32%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 3 (7.32%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (2.44%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.44%) Derivative
5 1 (2.44%) Equities
5 1 (2.44%) Equity Derivative
5 1 (2.44%) Exotic Derivative
5 1 (2.44%) Fixed Income
5 1 (2.44%) N-Tier
5 1 (2.44%) Pricing Data
5 1 (2.44%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 21 (51.22%) Windows
2 10 (24.39%) Unix
3 9 (21.95%) Windows 10
4 7 (17.07%) Linux
5 6 (14.63%) Apple iOS
5 6 (14.63%) Windows 7
6 4 (9.76%) Windows Server
7 3 (7.32%) Solaris
8 1 (2.44%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (24.39%) ITIL
2 7 (17.07%) User Acceptance Testing
3 6 (14.63%) Analytics
3 6 (14.63%) Collateral Management
3 6 (14.63%) Data Analytics
3 6 (14.63%) Data Modelling
3 6 (14.63%) Problem-Solving
4 5 (12.20%) Investment Management
4 5 (12.20%) Migration
5 4 (9.76%) Low Latency
5 4 (9.76%) Network Design
5 4 (9.76%) Service Management
6 3 (7.32%) Change Management
6 3 (7.32%) Garbage Collection
6 3 (7.32%) Incident Management
6 3 (7.32%) Network Monitoring
6 3 (7.32%) OO
6 3 (7.32%) Patch Management
6 3 (7.32%) Project Management
6 3 (7.32%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 12 (29.27%) Java
1 12 (29.27%) Python
2 10 (24.39%) C#
3 9 (21.95%) SQL
4 8 (19.51%) R
4 8 (19.51%) VBA
5 6 (14.63%) Perl
5 6 (14.63%) Ruby
6 4 (9.76%) C
7 3 (7.32%) ES6
7 3 (7.32%) Java 8
7 3 (7.32%) JavaScript
7 3 (7.32%) Shell Script
7 3 (7.32%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 5 (12.20%) Cisco Certification
1 5 (12.20%) MCDST
1 5 (12.20%) MCSE
1 5 (12.20%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (7.32%) HP ASE
3 2 (4.88%) CCIE
3 2 (4.88%) CCNA
3 2 (4.88%) CCNP
4 1 (2.44%) Degree
4 1 (2.44%) DV Cleared
4 1 (2.44%) ISTQB
4 1 (2.44%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.44%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (12.20%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (17.07%) Virtual Desktop
2 3 (7.32%) Active Directory
2 3 (7.32%) ProxySG
3 1 (2.44%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 1 (2.44%) HDFS
3 1 (2.44%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 6 (14.63%) SCCM
2 4 (9.76%) Thomson Reuters DACS
3 3 (7.32%) OpenView
3 3 (7.32%) Tivoli
4 1 (2.44%) Hadoop YARN
4 1 (2.44%) Oozie
4 1 (2.44%) Single Sign-On
4 1 (2.44%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 31 (75.61%) Bloomberg
2 7 (17.07%) Cisco
2 7 (17.07%) Citrix
3 6 (14.63%) Calypso
4 5 (12.20%) HP
4 5 (12.20%) Microsoft
4 5 (12.20%) Oracle
4 5 (12.20%) Wyse
5 4 (9.76%) CheckPoint
6 3 (7.32%) Blue Coat
6 3 (7.32%) F5
6 3 (7.32%) Hitachi
6 3 (7.32%) IBM
6 3 (7.32%) Juniper
6 3 (7.32%) NetScout
6 3 (7.32%) SevOne
6 3 (7.32%) Sun
6 3 (7.32%) Sybase
6 3 (7.32%) TIBCO
6 3 (7.32%) Veritas