Period
to 18 October 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 18 October 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
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 228 190 218
Rank change year-on-year -38 +28 +22
Contract jobs citing Reuters 34 56 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.49% 0.82% 0.40%
As % of the Vendors category 1.28% 2.12% 0.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 44 19
City of London median daily rate £390 £400 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.50% -11.11% +73.08%
10th Percentile £139 £278 £189
90th Percentile £631 £634 £875
Central London median daily rate £440 £400 £500
% change year-on-year +10.00% -20.00% +92.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
City of London median hourly rate £17.50 £21.40 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.22% +94.55% -35.86%
Central London median hourly rate £22.93 £30.00 £14.73
% change year-on-year -23.57% +103.74% -14.14%

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 2,659 2,636 2,839
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 37.93% 38.45% 42.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,978 1,973 2,165
City of London median daily rate £488 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.63% +5.56% +2.86%
10th Percentile £226 £275 £273
90th Percentile £658 £675 £631
Central London median daily rate £488 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +2.63% +5.56% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 70 49 41
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.89% -5.26% +10.79%
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.45 £11.25
90th Percentile £25.50 £30.90 £47.50
Central London median hourly rate £19.00 £18.00 £17.75
% change year-on-year +5.56% +1.41% +1.43%

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 18 October 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

For the 6 months to 18 October 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 32 (94.12%) Bloomberg
2 20 (58.82%) Finance
3 16 (47.06%) Windows
4 13 (38.24%) Banking
5 12 (35.29%) Microsoft
6 10 (29.41%) Front Office
7 7 (20.59%) ITIL
7 7 (20.59%) Office 365
7 7 (20.59%) Windows 10
8 6 (17.65%) Virtual Desktop
8 6 (17.65%) Microsoft Excel
8 6 (17.65%) Active Directory
9 5 (14.71%) Investment Banking
9 5 (14.71%) Investment Management
9 5 (14.71%) SCCM
9 5 (14.71%) MS Exchange
9 5 (14.71%) Microsoft Office
9 5 (14.71%) Eikon
9 5 (14.71%) FactSet
10 4 (11.76%) Windows 7
10 4 (11.76%) Problem-Solving
10 4 (11.76%) Analytics
10 4 (11.76%) SQL
10 4 (11.76%) VBA
10 4 (11.76%) User Acceptance Testing
10 4 (11.76%) Asset Management
10 4 (11.76%) Equities
11 3 (8.82%) Migration
11 3 (8.82%) Citrix
11 3 (8.82%) Microsoft Certification

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 5 (14.71%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.94%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (2.94%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 6 (17.65%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (14.71%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 5 (14.71%) Eikon
2 2 (5.88%) thinkFolio
3 1 (2.94%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (2.94%) Kondor
Cloud Services
1 7 (20.59%) Office 365
2 1 (2.94%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.88%) BGP
1 2 (5.88%) LAN
1 2 (5.88%) OSPF
1 2 (5.88%) VoIP
1 2 (5.88%) WAN
1 2 (5.88%) Wireshark
2 1 (2.94%) Cisco IOS
2 1 (2.94%) Cisco IPT
2 1 (2.94%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (2.94%) Firewall
2 1 (2.94%) H.323
2 1 (2.94%) Internet
2 1 (2.94%) ISDN
2 1 (2.94%) Junos
2 1 (2.94%) MGCP
2 1 (2.94%) MPLS
2 1 (2.94%) Network Security
2 1 (2.94%) Skype
2 1 (2.94%) VPLS
2 1 (2.94%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.88%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.94%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 2 (5.88%) RStudio
1 2 (5.88%) WinDbg
2 1 (2.94%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.94%) Hudson
2 1 (2.94%) JMeter
2 1 (2.94%) Maven
2 1 (2.94%) Selenium
2 1 (2.94%) Subversion
2 1 (2.94%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (2.94%) Visual Studio
2 1 (2.94%) WebDriver
General
1 20 (58.82%) Finance
2 13 (38.24%) Banking
3 10 (29.41%) Front Office
4 5 (14.71%) Investment Banking
5 2 (5.88%) Financial Institution
6 1 (2.94%) Back Office
6 1 (2.94%) Corporate Banking
6 1 (2.94%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 11 (32.35%) Desktop Engineer
1 11 (32.35%) Desktop Support
2 8 (23.53%) Support Engineer
3 6 (17.65%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 4 (11.76%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
4 4 (11.76%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Engineer
4 4 (11.76%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 4 (11.76%) 2nd Line Support
4 4 (11.76%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 4 (11.76%) Analyst
5 3 (8.82%) Floorwalker
5 3 (8.82%) IT Engineer
6 2 (5.88%) Asset Management Analyst
6 2 (5.88%) Data Manager
6 2 (5.88%) Market Data Manager
6 2 (5.88%) Migration Specialist
6 2 (5.88%) Performance Analyst
6 2 (5.88%) Support Analyst
6 2 (5.88%) Trade Floor Support Analyst
7 1 (2.94%) Data Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.88%) .NET
1 2 (5.88%) Middleware
2 1 (2.94%) .NET Framework
2 1 (2.94%) Caliburn.Micro
2 1 (2.94%) COM
2 1 (2.94%) HTML
2 1 (2.94%) HTML5
2 1 (2.94%) JMS
2 1 (2.94%) LINQ
2 1 (2.94%) Spring
2 1 (2.94%) Unity DI Container
2 1 (2.94%) WPF
2 1 (2.94%) XML
2 1 (2.94%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.76%) Equities
2 3 (8.82%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (8.82%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (5.88%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (2.94%) Blackberry
4 1 (2.94%) BYOD
4 1 (2.94%) Derivative
4 1 (2.94%) Equity Derivative
4 1 (2.94%) Exotic Derivative
4 1 (2.94%) Fixed Income
4 1 (2.94%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (2.94%) Hedge funds
4 1 (2.94%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.94%) N-Tier
4 1 (2.94%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 16 (47.06%) Windows
2 7 (20.59%) Windows 10
3 4 (11.76%) Windows 7
4 2 (5.88%) Apple iOS
4 2 (5.88%) Unix
4 2 (5.88%) Windows Server
5 1 (2.94%) Linux
5 1 (2.94%) Mac OS
5 1 (2.94%) Solaris
5 1 (2.94%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (20.59%) ITIL
2 5 (14.71%) Investment Management
3 4 (11.76%) Analytics
3 4 (11.76%) Asset Management
3 4 (11.76%) Problem-Solving
3 4 (11.76%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (8.82%) Migration
5 2 (5.88%) Change Management
5 2 (5.88%) Data Analytics
5 2 (5.88%) Data Strategy
5 2 (5.88%) Performance Attribution
5 2 (5.88%) Problem Management
5 2 (5.88%) Process Improvement
5 2 (5.88%) Project Management
5 2 (5.88%) Service Delivery
5 2 (5.88%) Software Deployment
6 1 (2.94%) Network Management
6 1 (2.94%) Test Automation
6 1 (2.94%) Test Strategy
6 1 (2.94%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 4 (11.76%) SQL
1 4 (11.76%) VBA
2 2 (5.88%) C#
2 2 (5.88%) Java
2 2 (5.88%) Perl
2 2 (5.88%) PowerShell
2 2 (5.88%) Python
2 2 (5.88%) R
2 2 (5.88%) VBScript
3 1 (2.94%) AWK
3 1 (2.94%) C
3 1 (2.94%) Ruby
3 1 (2.94%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3 (8.82%) MCSE
1 3 (8.82%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (5.88%) MCDST
2 2 (5.88%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.94%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (2.94%) ISTQB
3 1 (2.94%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.88%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (17.65%) Active Directory
1 6 (17.65%) Virtual Desktop
2 1 (2.94%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 5 (14.71%) SCCM
2 2 (5.88%) Perfmon
3 1 (2.94%) Jamf Pro
3 1 (2.94%) Single Sign-On
3 1 (2.94%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (2.94%) Thomson Reuters DACS
Vendors
1 32 (94.12%) Bloomberg
2 12 (35.29%) Microsoft
3 5 (14.71%) FactSet
4 3 (8.82%) Citrix
5 2 (5.88%) Charles River
5 2 (5.88%) Cisco
5 2 (5.88%) Wyse
6 1 (2.94%) Blue Coat
6 1 (2.94%) Calypso
6 1 (2.94%) HP
6 1 (2.94%) Ivanti
6 1 (2.94%) Juniper
6 1 (2.94%) Misys
6 1 (2.94%) Murex
6 1 (2.94%) NetScout
6 1 (2.94%) Speakerbus
6 1 (2.94%) Sun
6 1 (2.94%) Sybase
6 1 (2.94%) TIBCO
6 1 (2.94%) Wallstreet Suite