Period
to 21 November 2017

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England 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 21 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 Reuters Group PLC.

Reuters
UK > England
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 617 691 715
Rank change year-on-year +74 +24 -92
Contract jobs citing Reuters 242 180 150
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.26% 0.19% 0.14%
As % of the Vendors category 0.60% 0.41% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 176 116 87
England median daily rate £513 £513 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +57.69% -13.33%
10th Percentile £216 £200 £163
90th Percentile £713 £663 £638
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £363
% change year-on-year - +37.93% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 6 4
England median hourly rate £29.00 £15.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +93.33% -14.29% -7.89%
10th Percentile £18.70 £11.00 £15.98
90th Percentile £30.00 £18.41 £18.75
UK median hourly rate £29.00 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +93.33% -14.29% -2.78%

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 England.

All Vendors
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 40589 43972 44998
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 42.79% 45.19% 43.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 25446 27172 27041
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 +2.38% +5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1360 1545 1935
England median hourly rate £17.25 £17.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.47% -2.86% +6.06%
10th Percentile £10.66 £10.25 £10.25
90th Percentile £45.00 £45.00 £43.75
UK median hourly rate £17.38 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +5.30% -5.71% +6.06%

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Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Reuters in England

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Reuters in England

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Reuters in England over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Reuters in England

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Reuters in England

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Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Reuters in England over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Reuters in England

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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 Reuters within the England region over the 6 months to 21 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 +41 232 £515 -1.90% 21
North of England +59 8 £513 +13.89%
North West +28 6 £513 +13.89%
Yorkshire +24 2 - -
Midlands +20 2 £350 -
East Midlands -1 1 £450 -
West Midlands - 1 £250 -
Reuters
UK

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Reuters 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 Reuters.

1 163 (67.36%) Bloomberg
2 103 (42.56%) Windows
2 103 (42.56%) Finance
3 92 (38.02%) Front Office
4 78 (32.23%) Banking
5 65 (26.86%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 52 (21.49%) Windows 7
7 51 (21.07%) Microsoft Office
8 50 (20.66%) Java
8 50 (20.66%) Electronic Trading
9 49 (20.25%) Citrix
10 47 (19.42%) Microsoft
10 47 (19.42%) SQL
11 39 (16.12%) SQL Server
12 35 (14.46%) Active Directory
13 34 (14.05%) Currenex
14 33 (13.64%) Market Making
15 32 (13.22%) FXall
16 31 (12.81%) Microsoft Excel
17 30 (12.40%) Algorithmic Trading
18 29 (11.98%) Unix
19 28 (11.57%) Legal
19 28 (11.57%) FIX Protocol
19 28 (11.57%) Eikon
20 27 (11.16%) Blackberry
21 26 (10.74%) Oracle
21 26 (10.74%) Python
21 26 (10.74%) RMDS
22 25 (10.33%) Windows Server
23 24 (9.92%) C#

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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 16 (6.61%) IBM Notes
2 11 (4.55%) MS Exchange
3 6 (2.48%) CMS
4 4 (1.65%) WebSphere
5 2 (0.83%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (0.83%) Confluence
6 1 (0.41%) Apache
6 1 (0.41%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.41%) SharePoint
Applications
1 51 (21.07%) Microsoft Office
2 31 (12.81%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.83%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.41%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.41%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 28 (11.57%) Eikon
2 26 (10.74%) RMDS
3 8 (3.31%) Kondor
4 6 (2.48%) Dynamics CRM
5 4 (1.65%) SAP FSCM
6 3 (1.24%) Summit
7 2 (0.83%) BusinessWorks
7 2 (0.83%) Eloqua
Cloud Services
1 16 (6.61%) Office 365
2 6 (2.48%) npm
2 6 (2.48%) OneDrive
2 6 (2.48%) Yarn
3 1 (0.41%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 22 (9.09%) TCP/IP
1 22 (9.09%) VPN
2 13 (5.37%) Cisco IOS
3 5 (2.07%) Firewall
3 5 (2.07%) Intranet
3 5 (2.07%) VSAN
4 4 (1.65%) DNS
4 4 (1.65%) LAN
4 4 (1.65%) SAN
4 4 (1.65%) SSL
4 4 (1.65%) WAN
5 3 (1.24%) Network Security
5 3 (1.24%) Remote Desktop
6 2 (0.83%) FIX Connectivity
6 2 (0.83%) NAS
6 2 (0.83%) VoIP
7 1 (0.41%) Internet
7 1 (0.41%) Multicast
7 1 (0.41%) PBX
7 1 (0.41%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (16.12%) SQL Server
2 10 (4.13%) Relational Database
3 7 (2.89%) Sybase ASE
4 6 (2.48%) IDOL
4 6 (2.48%) SQL Server 2014
5 5 (2.07%) DB2
6 4 (1.65%) MarkLogic
6 4 (1.65%) MS Access
7 3 (1.24%) NoSQL
7 3 (1.24%) RDBMS
7 3 (1.24%) SAP BW
7 3 (1.24%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (0.83%) KDB
9 1 (0.41%) Big Data
9 1 (0.41%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 13 (5.37%) JIRA
2 12 (4.96%) Git (software)
2 12 (4.96%) Maven
3 11 (4.55%) TeamCity
4 8 (3.31%) Jenkins
5 7 (2.89%) JUnit
6 5 (2.07%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (1.65%) ERwin
7 4 (1.65%) Subversion
8 2 (0.83%) JIRA Agile
8 2 (0.83%) NUnit
8 2 (0.83%) Selenium
8 2 (0.83%) Sonatype Nexus
8 2 (0.83%) Visual Studio
9 1 (0.41%) Cucumber
9 1 (0.41%) HP UFT
9 1 (0.41%) JBehave
9 1 (0.41%) jMock
9 1 (0.41%) Mockito
General
1 103 (42.56%) Finance
2 92 (38.02%) Front Office
3 78 (32.23%) Banking
4 28 (11.57%) Legal
5 21 (8.68%) Investment Banking
6 11 (4.55%) Retail Banking
7 9 (3.72%) Financial Institution
7 9 (3.72%) Law
8 7 (2.89%) Advertising
8 7 (2.89%) Marketing
9 6 (2.48%) Back Office
9 6 (2.48%) International Banking
10 4 (1.65%) Billing
10 4 (1.65%) Telecoms
11 3 (1.24%) Pharmaceutical
11 3 (1.24%) Publishing
12 2 (0.83%) French Language
12 2 (0.83%) Manufacturing
13 1 (0.41%) General Ledger
13 1 (0.41%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 57 (23.55%) Developer
2 54 (22.31%) Analyst
3 35 (14.46%) Java Developer
4 25 (10.33%) Support Analyst
5 21 (8.68%) Desktop Support
5 21 (8.68%) Support Engineer
6 12 (4.96%) Electronic Trading Developer
6 12 (4.96%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
6 12 (4.96%) Project Manager
7 11 (4.55%) Front Office Developer
8 10 (4.13%) Business Analyst
8 10 (4.13%) C# Developer
8 10 (4.13%) Data Modeller
9 9 (3.72%) 2nd Line Support
10 8 (3.31%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
10 8 (3.31%) Algorithmic Trading Developer
10 8 (3.31%) Data Analyst
10 8 (3.31%) Electronic Trading Support
10 8 (3.31%) Java Developer - Algorithmic Trading
10 8 (3.31%) Trade Floor Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (11.57%) FIX Protocol
2 20 (8.26%) Spring
3 17 (7.02%) .NET
3 17 (7.02%) Rendezvous
4 15 (6.20%) WPF
5 13 (5.37%) REST
6 10 (4.13%) HTML
7 8 (3.31%) Akka
7 8 (3.31%) Hibernate
7 8 (3.31%) HTML5
7 8 (3.31%) Kafka
7 8 (3.31%) Spring Boot
7 8 (3.31%) XML
8 7 (2.89%) JSON
9 6 (2.48%) .NET Framework
9 6 (2.48%) JMS
9 6 (2.48%) Middleware
9 6 (2.48%) React
9 6 (2.48%) Redux
9 6 (2.48%) Zuul
Miscellaneous
1 65 (26.86%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 27 (11.16%) Blackberry
3 23 (9.50%) Analytical Skills
4 17 (7.02%) Equities
5 16 (6.61%) Fixed Income
6 13 (5.37%) Derivative
7 12 (4.96%) BYOD
8 11 (4.55%) Video Conferencing
9 10 (4.13%) Management Information System
9 10 (4.13%) SWIFT
10 7 (2.89%) Hedge funds
11 6 (2.48%) Reference Data
12 4 (1.65%) Data Centre
12 4 (1.65%) Enterprise Software
12 4 (1.65%) Equity Derivative
12 4 (1.65%) iPhone
12 4 (1.65%) N-Tier
12 4 (1.65%) OTC Derivatives
12 4 (1.65%) User Experience
13 3 (1.24%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 103 (42.56%) Windows
2 52 (21.49%) Windows 7
3 29 (11.98%) Unix
4 25 (10.33%) Windows Server
5 20 (8.26%) Windows 10
6 19 (7.85%) Android
7 16 (6.61%) Linux
8 14 (5.79%) Apple iOS
9 13 (5.37%) Windows Server 2012
10 12 (4.96%) Mac OS
11 8 (3.31%) Windows Server 2008
12 4 (1.65%) Mac OS X
13 3 (1.24%) Windows 8
13 3 (1.24%) Windows Mobile
14 2 (0.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 2 (0.83%) Solaris
14 2 (0.83%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (20.66%) Electronic Trading
2 33 (13.64%) Market Making
3 30 (12.40%) Algorithmic Trading
4 23 (9.50%) ITIL
4 23 (9.50%) Multithreading
5 21 (8.68%) Agile Software Development
6 18 (7.44%) Project Management
7 17 (7.02%) OO
7 17 (7.02%) TDD
7 17 (7.02%) User Acceptance Testing
8 16 (6.61%) Low Latency
9 15 (6.20%) Analytics
9 15 (6.20%) Change Management
9 15 (6.20%) CRM
10 14 (5.79%) Continuous Integration
10 14 (5.79%) Performance Tuning
11 13 (5.37%) SOA
12 11 (4.55%) Change Control
12 11 (4.55%) Data Analytics
12 11 (4.55%) FX Algorithmic Trading
Programming Languages
1 50 (20.66%) Java
2 47 (19.42%) SQL
3 26 (10.74%) Python
4 24 (9.92%) C#
5 17 (7.02%) VBA
6 12 (4.96%) JavaScript
7 10 (4.13%) PowerShell
7 10 (4.13%) R
8 9 (3.72%) C++
9 8 (3.31%) TypeScript
10 7 (2.89%) C
11 6 (2.48%) ES6
11 6 (2.48%) VB
12 4 (1.65%) Shell Script
13 2 (0.83%) AWK
13 2 (0.83%) Perl
14 1 (0.41%) Bash Shell
14 1 (0.41%) Groovy
14 1 (0.41%) PL/SQL
14 1 (0.41%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 19 (7.85%) Degree
2 15 (6.20%) MCSE
2 15 (6.20%) Microsoft Certification
3 9 (3.72%) PMP
4 8 (3.31%) MCDST
5 7 (2.89%) MCSA
6 5 (2.07%) PMI Certification
7 3 (1.24%) APMP
7 3 (1.24%) MCP
8 2 (0.83%) CCNA
8 2 (0.83%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (0.83%) SC Cleared
8 2 (0.83%) Security Cleared
9 1 (0.41%) A+ Certification
9 1 (0.41%) CCIE
9 1 (0.41%) ISEB
9 1 (0.41%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.41%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.41%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (4.55%) MiFID
1 11 (4.55%) SLA
2 7 (2.89%) QA
3 3 (1.24%) Data Quality
3 3 (1.24%) EMIR
3 3 (1.24%) P3O
4 2 (0.83%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.41%) Solvency II
System Software
1 35 (14.46%) Active Directory
2 12 (4.96%) Virtual Desktop
3 5 (2.07%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (1.65%) Firmware
4 4 (1.65%) Microsoft App-V
4 4 (1.65%) Virtual Servers
5 2 (0.83%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.41%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (0.41%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 20 (8.26%) SCCM
2 7 (2.89%) DameWare
3 4 (1.65%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.41%) HP SIM
4 1 (0.41%) WhatsUp Gold
4 1 (0.41%) yum
Vendors
1 163 (67.36%) Bloomberg
2 49 (20.25%) Citrix
3 47 (19.42%) Microsoft
4 34 (14.05%) Currenex
5 32 (13.22%) FXall
6 26 (10.74%) Oracle
7 22 (9.09%) Cisco
8 21 (8.68%) TIBCO
9 20 (8.26%) VMware
10 16 (6.61%) Lotus
11 15 (6.20%) IBM
12 12 (4.96%) Fidessa
13 11 (4.55%) Calypso
13 11 (4.55%) FactSet
13 11 (4.55%) Sybase
14 10 (4.13%) HP
15 8 (3.31%) Murex
15 8 (3.31%) Tradeweb
15 8 (3.31%) Wyse
16 7 (2.89%) Apple