Period
to 20 July 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 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 20 July 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 Reuters Group PLC.

Reuters
Central London > City of London
6 months to
20 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 225 215 194
Rank change year-on-year -10 -21 +25
Contract jobs citing Reuters 19 42 34
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.28% 0.59% 0.53%
As % of the Vendors category 0.72% 1.54% 1.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 29 27
City of London median daily rate £431 £430 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.29% -9.47% +25.83%
10th Percentile £289 £241 £268
90th Percentile £645 £640 £593
Central London median daily rate £400 £408 £475
% change year-on-year -1.84% -14.21% +25.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 1
City of London median hourly rate £27.72 £23.50 £21.40
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.94% +9.81% -
Central London median hourly rate £19.47 £30.00 £25.70
% change year-on-year -35.12% +16.73% +20.43%

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 2,622 2,721 2,502
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 39.18% 38.31% 38.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,985 2,016 1,824
City of London median daily rate £500 £481 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.90% +1.32% +5.56%
10th Percentile £299 £275 £268
90th Percentile £650 £675 £650
Central London median daily rate £500 £488 £475
% change year-on-year +2.56% +2.63% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 73 43
City of London median hourly rate £21.00 £19.25 £16.92
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.09% +13.80% -10.97%
10th Percentile £11.25 £12.27 £12.52
90th Percentile £53.75 £25.40 £33.49
Central London median hourly rate £20.75 £20.00 £16.92
% change year-on-year +3.75% +18.22% -10.96%

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 20 July 2019.

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 20 July 2019, 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 16 (84.21%) Bloomberg
2 15 (78.95%) Windows
2 15 (78.95%) Finance
3 12 (63.16%) ITIL
4 10 (52.63%) Banking
5 9 (47.37%) Investment Banking
6 8 (42.11%) Project Management
7 7 (36.84%) Service Delivery
7 7 (36.84%) Microsoft Excel
7 7 (36.84%) Microsoft Office
7 7 (36.84%) DHCP
7 7 (36.84%) DNS
7 7 (36.84%) SCCM
7 7 (36.84%) Windows 10
8 6 (31.58%) Skype
8 6 (31.58%) Skype for Business
8 6 (31.58%) Citrix
8 6 (31.58%) Active Directory
9 5 (26.32%) Microsoft
9 5 (26.32%) Symantec
9 5 (26.32%) XenApp
9 5 (26.32%) XenDesktop
9 5 (26.32%) Windows 7
9 5 (26.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 5 (26.32%) VMware
9 5 (26.32%) Windows Server
9 5 (26.32%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 5 (26.32%) Service Delivery Management
9 5 (26.32%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 4 (21.05%) Multicast

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 6 (31.58%) Skype for Business
2 1 (5.26%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 7 (36.84%) Microsoft Excel
1 7 (36.84%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (26.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Eikon
1 1 (5.26%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 4 (21.05%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (36.84%) DHCP
1 7 (36.84%) DNS
2 6 (31.58%) Skype
3 4 (21.05%) LAN
3 4 (21.05%) Multicast
3 4 (21.05%) WAN
4 3 (15.79%) BGP
4 3 (15.79%) Cisco IOS
4 3 (15.79%) Firewall
4 3 (15.79%) OSPF
4 3 (15.79%) TCP/IP
5 2 (10.53%) Cisco IPT
5 2 (10.53%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (10.53%) H.323
5 2 (10.53%) Internet
5 2 (10.53%) Junos
5 2 (10.53%) MGCP
5 2 (10.53%) Network Security
5 2 (10.53%) Wireless
5 2 (10.53%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.26%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Hudson
1 1 (5.26%) RStudio
1 1 (5.26%) WinDbg
General
1 15 (78.95%) Finance
2 10 (52.63%) Banking
3 9 (47.37%) Investment Banking
4 3 (15.79%) Financial Institution
5 1 (5.26%) Front Office
5 1 (5.26%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (21.05%) Analyst
2 3 (15.79%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 3 (15.79%) Network Engineer
2 3 (15.79%) Support Analyst
2 3 (15.79%) Support Engineer
2 3 (15.79%) Technical Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) 3rd Line Support
3 2 (10.53%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) 3rd Line Technical Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) 3rd Line Technical Support
3 2 (10.53%) Data Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Desktop Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Desktop Support
3 2 (10.53%) Market Data Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Network Operations Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Operations Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Technical Support
3 2 (10.53%) Technical Support Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Developer
4 1 (5.26%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.26%) .NET
1 1 (5.26%) .NET Framework
1 1 (5.26%) JSON
1 1 (5.26%) Spring
1 1 (5.26%) Spring Boot
1 1 (5.26%) Web Services
1 1 (5.26%) XML
1 1 (5.26%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.79%) Self-Motivation
2 2 (10.53%) Hedge funds
3 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.26%) Blackberry
3 1 (5.26%) Data Centre
3 1 (5.26%) e-Health
3 1 (5.26%) Eurex
3 1 (5.26%) Fat Client
3 1 (5.26%) Handset
3 1 (5.26%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.26%) Smartphone
3 1 (5.26%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 15 (78.95%) Windows
2 7 (36.84%) Windows 10
3 5 (26.32%) Windows 7
3 5 (26.32%) Windows Server
4 3 (15.79%) Linux
4 3 (15.79%) Unix
5 1 (5.26%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (63.16%) ITIL
2 8 (42.11%) Project Management
3 7 (36.84%) Service Delivery
4 5 (26.32%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 5 (26.32%) Service Delivery Management
5 3 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (15.79%) Data Management
5 3 (15.79%) Low Latency
5 3 (15.79%) Service Management
6 2 (10.53%) Change Management
6 2 (10.53%) Incident Management
6 2 (10.53%) Network Management
6 2 (10.53%) Network Monitoring
7 1 (5.26%) Computer Science
7 1 (5.26%) Electronic Trading
7 1 (5.26%) Mathematics
7 1 (5.26%) Open Source
7 1 (5.26%) Physics
7 1 (5.26%) Problem Management
7 1 (5.26%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.79%) Python
2 2 (10.53%) Perl
3 1 (5.26%) C#
3 1 (5.26%) Clojure
3 1 (5.26%) Java
3 1 (5.26%) Kotlin
3 1 (5.26%) PowerShell
3 1 (5.26%) R
3 1 (5.26%) Scala
3 1 (5.26%) SQL
3 1 (5.26%) VBA
3 1 (5.26%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (15.79%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (10.53%) Degree
2 2 (10.53%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (5.26%) CCNA
3 1 (5.26%) MCSE
3 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (5.26%) PMI Certification
3 1 (5.26%) PMP
3 1 (5.26%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (5.26%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (31.58%) Active Directory
2 5 (26.32%) XenApp
2 5 (26.32%) XenDesktop
3 3 (15.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (15.79%) VMware Workstation
4 2 (10.53%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 7 (36.84%) SCCM
2 5 (26.32%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 1 (5.26%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 16 (84.21%) Bloomberg
2 6 (31.58%) Citrix
3 5 (26.32%) Microsoft
3 5 (26.32%) Symantec
3 5 (26.32%) VMware
4 4 (21.05%) Cisco
5 3 (15.79%) Dell
5 3 (15.79%) HP
5 3 (15.79%) Juniper
6 2 (10.53%) Blue Coat
6 2 (10.53%) F5
6 2 (10.53%) Fortinet
6 2 (10.53%) Ivanti
6 2 (10.53%) NetScout
6 2 (10.53%) SevOne
6 2 (10.53%) Sun
7 1 (5.26%) Apple
7 1 (5.26%) Arista
7 1 (5.26%) Google
7 1 (5.26%) ServiceNow