Period
to 22 November 2017

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England 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 6 months to 22 November 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
UK > England
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 505 617 634
Rank change year-on-year +112 +17 -68
Contract jobs citing Bloomberg 386 255 238
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.41% 0.26% 0.23%
As % of the Vendors category 0.95% 0.58% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 272 167 152
England median daily rate £575 £525 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.52% +16.67% +28.57%
10th Percentile £201 £200 £163
90th Percentile £700 £721 £649
UK median daily rate £575 £513 £450
% change year-on-year +12.20% +13.89% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 6 5
England median hourly rate £26.00 £15.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +73.33% -14.29% -14.63%
10th Percentile £18.83 £11.00 £16.02
90th Percentile £30.00 £18.41 £18.75
UK median hourly rate £26.00 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +73.33% -14.29% -7.89%

Bloomberg 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 England.

All Vendors
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 40625 44273 44639
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 42.81% 45.20% 43.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 25483 27361 26823
England median daily rate £445 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.71% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £245 £245 £226
90th Percentile £625 £588 £575
UK median daily rate £430 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +2.44% +5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1362 1550 1921
England median hourly rate £17.38 £17.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.21% -2.86% +6.06%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.25 £10.38
90th Percentile £45.00 £45.00 £43.75
UK median hourly rate £17.43 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +5.64% -5.71% +6.06%

Bloomberg
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Bloomberg as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Bloomberg in England

Bloomberg
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Bloomberg in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Bloomberg in England

Bloomberg
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Bloomberg in England over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Bloomberg in England

Bloomberg
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Bloomberg in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Bloomberg in England

Bloomberg
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Bloomberg in England over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Bloomberg in England

Bloomberg
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Bloomberg within the England region over the 6 months to 22 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +69 370 £575 +4.55% 33
South East +13 13 £200 -1.23%
North of England +72 2 - -
Yorkshire - 2 - -
Midlands +18 1 - -
East Midlands -5 1 - -
Bloomberg
UK

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 England region with a requirement for Bloomberg.

1 194 (50.26%) Finance
2 162 (41.97%) Reuters
3 140 (36.27%) Windows
4 122 (31.61%) Front Office
5 121 (31.35%) Banking
6 96 (24.87%) Fixed Income
7 89 (23.06%) Microsoft
8 86 (22.28%) SQL
9 75 (19.43%) Windows 7
10 66 (17.10%) Electronic Trading
10 66 (17.10%) Agile Software Development
10 66 (17.10%) Citrix
11 64 (16.58%) Analytical Skills
12 62 (16.06%) Java
13 60 (15.54%) Microsoft Office
13 60 (15.54%) ION Trading
14 58 (15.03%) Active Directory
15 54 (13.99%) SQL Server
16 46 (11.92%) Tradeweb
17 45 (11.66%) ION MarketView
18 43 (11.14%) FIX Protocol
18 43 (11.14%) Eikon
19 42 (10.88%) Asset Management
20 41 (10.62%) Investment Management
20 41 (10.62%) Microsoft Excel
20 41 (10.62%) Windows 10
21 40 (10.36%) Business Analysis
22 39 (10.10%) SDLC
23 38 (9.84%) FactSet
23 38 (9.84%) Oracle

Bloomberg
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 19 (4.92%) MS Exchange
2 16 (4.15%) IBM Notes
3 11 (2.85%) WebSphere
4 8 (2.07%) SharePoint
5 6 (1.55%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 6 (1.55%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (0.78%) Confluence
7 2 (0.52%) Oracle Workflow
8 1 (0.26%) Apache
8 1 (0.26%) Apache Solr
8 1 (0.26%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.26%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.26%) IBM Domino
8 1 (0.26%) JBoss
8 1 (0.26%) Mule
Applications
1 60 (15.54%) Microsoft Office
2 41 (10.62%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.78%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (0.78%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.52%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 45 (11.66%) ION MarketView
2 43 (11.14%) Eikon
3 32 (8.29%) Bloomberg TOMS
4 18 (4.66%) Temenos T24
5 16 (4.15%) Bloomberg AIM
6 13 (3.37%) Markit EDM
7 11 (2.85%) thinkFolio
8 10 (2.59%) RMDS
9 8 (2.07%) Kondor
10 6 (1.55%) Summit
11 4 (1.04%) LatentZero
11 4 (1.04%) SAP FSCM
12 3 (0.78%) Eagle PACE
12 3 (0.78%) Sentinel
13 2 (0.52%) BusinessWorks
14 1 (0.26%) LongView
14 1 (0.26%) Minerva
Cloud Services
1 21 (5.44%) Office 365
2 1 (0.26%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.26%) Virtual Private Cloud
2 1 (0.26%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 35 (9.07%) VPN
2 25 (6.48%) TCP/IP
3 14 (3.63%) Cisco IOS
3 14 (3.63%) DNS
3 14 (3.63%) LAN
3 14 (3.63%) WAN
4 12 (3.11%) FIX Connectivity
5 9 (2.33%) Firewall
6 6 (1.55%) DHCP
6 6 (1.55%) Intrusion Detection
7 5 (1.30%) Network Security
7 5 (1.30%) VoIP
7 5 (1.30%) VSAN
8 4 (1.04%) Remote Desktop
8 4 (1.04%) SSL
8 4 (1.04%) Wireless
9 3 (0.78%) Internet
10 2 (0.52%) BIG-IP
10 2 (0.52%) SAN
10 2 (0.52%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (13.99%) SQL Server
2 19 (4.92%) Relational Database
3 8 (2.07%) Sybase ASE
4 5 (1.30%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (1.30%) DB2
4 5 (1.30%) MS Access
4 5 (1.30%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (1.04%) Big Data
5 4 (1.04%) MarkLogic
5 4 (1.04%) NoSQL
5 4 (1.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (1.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (0.78%) KDB
6 3 (0.78%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (0.78%) RDBMS
6 3 (0.78%) SAP BW
7 2 (0.52%) DTS
7 2 (0.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.26%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.26%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 32 (8.29%) JIRA
2 30 (7.77%) Subversion
3 22 (5.70%) TeamCity
4 19 (4.92%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 18 (4.66%) Sonatype Nexus
6 16 (4.15%) Maven
7 6 (1.55%) Git (software)
7 6 (1.55%) Robot Framework
8 5 (1.30%) Team Foundation Server
9 4 (1.04%) ERwin
9 4 (1.04%) Selenium
10 3 (0.78%) Gradle
11 2 (0.52%) Cucumber
11 2 (0.52%) HP UFT
11 2 (0.52%) JIRA Agile
11 2 (0.52%) jMock
11 2 (0.52%) JUnit
11 2 (0.52%) Mockito
12 1 (0.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 1 (0.26%) SonarQube
General
1 194 (50.26%) Finance
2 122 (31.61%) Front Office
3 121 (31.35%) Banking
4 34 (8.81%) Investment Banking
5 33 (8.55%) Back Office
6 21 (5.44%) Financial Institution
7 11 (2.85%) Retail Banking
8 8 (2.07%) French Language
8 8 (2.07%) Telecoms
9 7 (1.81%) Advertising
9 7 (1.81%) International Banking
10 5 (1.30%) Legal
11 3 (0.78%) Pharmaceutical
12 2 (0.52%) Manufacturing
13 1 (0.26%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 106 (27.46%) Analyst
2 102 (26.42%) Developer
3 46 (11.92%) Java Developer
4 45 (11.66%) Business Analyst
5 39 (10.10%) Desktop Support
6 34 (8.81%) Support Analyst
7 31 (8.03%) Support Engineer
8 25 (6.48%) Electronic Trading Developer
9 21 (5.44%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
10 19 (4.92%) Front Office Developer
11 17 (4.40%) Consultant
11 17 (4.40%) Desktop Engineer
12 16 (4.15%) Desktop Support Engineer
12 16 (4.15%) SQL Developer
13 15 (3.89%) C# Developer
14 13 (3.37%) Asset Management Analyst
14 13 (3.37%) Senior Developer
14 13 (3.37%) SQL Server Developer
15 12 (3.11%) 2nd Line Support
15 12 (3.11%) Banking Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (11.14%) FIX Protocol
2 20 (5.18%) XML
3 16 (4.15%) Middleware
4 15 (3.89%) WPF
5 13 (3.37%) Spring
6 12 (3.11%) .NET
7 11 (2.85%) JMS
7 11 (2.85%) Rendezvous
7 11 (2.85%) WebSphere MQ
8 6 (1.55%) LINQ
9 5 (1.30%) HTML
9 5 (1.30%) HTML5
9 5 (1.30%) J2EE
9 5 (1.30%) XSLT
10 4 (1.04%) .NET Framework
10 4 (1.04%) Caliburn.Micro
10 4 (1.04%) MSMQ
10 4 (1.04%) SonicMQ
10 4 (1.04%) WCF
10 4 (1.04%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 96 (24.87%) Fixed Income
2 64 (16.58%) Analytical Skills
3 37 (9.59%) Blackberry
4 36 (9.33%) Derivative
5 32 (8.29%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 27 (6.99%) Equities
7 16 (4.15%) Video Conferencing
8 14 (3.63%) Hedge funds
9 12 (3.11%) BYOD
10 11 (2.85%) Management Information System
10 11 (2.85%) SWIFT
11 10 (2.59%) iPhone
11 10 (2.59%) Reference Data
12 8 (2.07%) iPad
12 8 (2.07%) OTC Derivatives
13 4 (1.04%) Credit Derivative
13 4 (1.04%) Data Centre
13 4 (1.04%) Equity Derivative
13 4 (1.04%) N-Tier
13 4 (1.04%) Swaptions
Operating Systems
1 140 (36.27%) Windows
2 75 (19.43%) Windows 7
3 41 (10.62%) Windows 10
4 35 (9.07%) Unix
5 30 (7.77%) Windows Server
6 21 (5.44%) Linux
7 19 (4.92%) Android
8 14 (3.63%) Apple iOS
8 14 (3.63%) Windows Server 2012
9 12 (3.11%) Mac OS
10 9 (2.33%) Windows Server 2008
11 6 (1.55%) Windows XP
12 4 (1.04%) Mac OS X
13 3 (0.78%) Windows 8
13 3 (0.78%) Windows Mobile
14 2 (0.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 2 (0.52%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (17.10%) Agile Software Development
1 66 (17.10%) Electronic Trading
2 42 (10.88%) Asset Management
3 41 (10.62%) Investment Management
4 40 (10.36%) Business Analysis
5 39 (10.10%) SDLC
6 33 (8.55%) Multithreading
7 30 (7.77%) Continuous Integration
7 30 (7.77%) TDD
8 29 (7.51%) Test Automation
9 28 (7.25%) ITIL
9 28 (7.25%) Scrum
10 25 (6.48%) Analytics
11 24 (6.22%) Low Latency
11 24 (6.22%) OO
12 21 (5.44%) Migration
13 20 (5.18%) Change Management
14 17 (4.40%) User Acceptance Testing
15 15 (3.89%) Risk Management
16 13 (3.37%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 86 (22.28%) SQL
2 62 (16.06%) Java
3 34 (8.81%) C#
4 24 (6.22%) VBA
5 17 (4.40%) C++
6 14 (3.63%) Python
7 10 (2.59%) R
8 9 (2.33%) JavaScript
9 7 (1.81%) C
9 7 (1.81%) Shell Script
10 6 (1.55%) VB
11 5 (1.30%) Perl
11 5 (1.30%) PowerShell
12 4 (1.04%) Tcl
13 3 (0.78%) T-SQL
14 2 (0.52%) AWK
14 2 (0.52%) TypeScript
15 1 (0.26%) Groovy
15 1 (0.26%) Korn
15 1 (0.26%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 18 (4.66%) Degree
2 17 (4.40%) MCSE
2 17 (4.40%) Microsoft Certification
3 8 (2.07%) MCDST
4 7 (1.81%) MCSA
5 4 (1.04%) PMP
6 3 (0.78%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (0.78%) Computer Science Degree
6 3 (0.78%) MCP
7 2 (0.52%) CCNA
7 2 (0.52%) Master's Degree
7 2 (0.52%) SC Cleared
7 2 (0.52%) Security Cleared
8 1 (0.26%) A+ Certification
8 1 (0.26%) CISSP
8 1 (0.26%) ISEB
8 1 (0.26%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.26%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.26%) MOS
8 1 (0.26%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (9.59%) MiFID
2 17 (4.40%) QA
3 16 (4.15%) SLA
4 8 (2.07%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.78%) EMIR
5 3 (0.78%) Solvency II
6 2 (0.52%) Dodd-Frank
7 1 (0.26%) ISO 20022
7 1 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.26%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 58 (15.03%) Active Directory
2 18 (4.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (4.15%) Virtual Desktop
4 14 (3.63%) Microsoft App-V
5 5 (1.30%) VMware Workstation
6 2 (0.52%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.26%) Docker
7 1 (0.26%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 31 (8.03%) SCCM
2 7 (1.81%) DameWare
3 6 (1.55%) AirWatch
4 5 (1.30%) HP Quality Center
5 4 (1.04%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 2 (0.52%) Control-M
7 1 (0.26%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.26%) HP SIM
7 1 (0.26%) ITRS Geneos
7 1 (0.26%) WhatsUp Gold
7 1 (0.26%) yum
Vendors
1 162 (41.97%) Reuters
2 89 (23.06%) Microsoft
3 66 (17.10%) Citrix
4 60 (15.54%) ION Trading
5 46 (11.92%) Tradeweb
6 38 (9.84%) FactSet
6 38 (9.84%) Oracle
7 36 (9.33%) Charles River
7 36 (9.33%) Cisco
8 34 (8.81%) VMware
9 19 (4.92%) Fidessa
9 19 (4.92%) Perforce
10 18 (4.66%) IBM
10 18 (4.66%) Temenos
11 16 (4.15%) Lotus
11 16 (4.15%) Sybase
12 15 (3.89%) TIBCO
13 14 (3.63%) Calypso
14 12 (3.11%) Murex
15 11 (2.85%) HP