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 3 months to 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Reuters
UK / England
Rank 464 496 495
Rank change year-on-year +32 -1  
Contract jobs citing Reuters 110 117 99
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.27% 0.24% 0.20%
As % of the Vendors category 0.61% 0.55% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 86 68
Median daily rate £620 £365 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +69.86% -18.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £341 £200 £181
10% offered a daily rate of more than £750 £600 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £625 £540 £350
% change year-on-year +15.74% +54.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 8 0
Median hourly rate - £21.34 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.30 - -

Reuters is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies advertised in England.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 18104 21410 21910
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 43.88% 43.64% 45.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 11276 13153 12665
Median daily rate £425 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.65% +2.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £563 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 634 762 928
Median hourly rate £17.50 £19.71 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.20% +12.61%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.52 £11.18
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.33 £51.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -15.36% +14.67%  

Reuters
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing Reuters as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

Job vacancy trend for Reuters in England

Reuters
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

Reuters
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Reuters in England over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Reuters in England

Reuters
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Reuters in England

Reuters
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 3 months to 26 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +24 107 £620 +77.14% 13
South East +24 3 £625 +14.67%
Reuters
UK

Reuters
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 March 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.

1 141 (64.09%) Bloomberg
2 98 (44.55%) Banking
3 71 (32.27%) Windows
4 61 (27.73%) Finance
5 59 (26.82%) Linux
6 54 (24.55%) Front Office
7 52 (23.64%) Oracle
7 52 (23.64%) Electronic Trading
8 49 (22.27%) Investment Banking
9 46 (20.91%) SQL
9 46 (20.91%) Fixed Income
10 45 (20.45%) RMDS
10 45 (20.45%) Windows 7
11 43 (19.55%) TIBCO
12 42 (19.09%) Unix
12 42 (19.09%) Agile Software Development
13 41 (18.64%) Rendezvous
14 40 (18.18%) SQL Server
15 38 (17.27%) ION Trading
16 35 (15.91%) C#
16 35 (15.91%) Microsoft
17 32 (14.55%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 32 (14.55%) Java
17 32 (14.55%) Analytical Skills
18 31 (14.09%) Multithreading
19 29 (13.18%) MS Office
19 29 (13.18%) Windows Server
20 27 (12.27%) FIX Protocol
21 25 (11.36%) Python
22 23 (10.45%) Blackberry

Reuters
Top Related 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 17 (7.73%) IBM Notes
2 16 (7.27%) Oracle Workflow
3 7 (3.18%) WebSphere
4 4 (1.82%) WebLogic
5 3 (1.36%) CMS
5 3 (1.36%) DataSynapse
6 2 (0.91%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (0.91%) SharePoint
6 2 (0.91%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.45%) Apache
7 1 (0.45%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.45%) Confluence
7 1 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.45%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.45%) SAS
Applications
1 29 (13.18%) MS Office
2 23 (10.45%) Spreadsheet
3 13 (5.91%) MS Excel
4 2 (0.91%) MS Project
4 2 (0.91%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.45%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 45 (20.45%) RMDS
2 20 (9.09%) Eikon
3 4 (1.82%) ION MarketView
3 4 (1.82%) Murex MxG2000
4 3 (1.36%) SAP FSCM
5 2 (0.91%) Sophis RISQUE
6 1 (0.45%) BondVision
6 1 (0.45%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.45%) Markit EDM
6 1 (0.45%) Orchestrade
6 1 (0.45%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 9 (4.09%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (1.82%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.45%) IaaS
3 1 (0.45%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.45%) Office 365
3 1 (0.45%) PaaS
3 1 (0.45%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (5.00%) TCP/IP
2 10 (4.55%) Firewall
2 10 (4.55%) Multicast
3 9 (4.09%) VPN
4 8 (3.64%) Cisco IOS
4 8 (3.64%) DNS
4 8 (3.64%) tcpdump
5 5 (2.27%) HTTP
6 4 (1.82%) DHCP
6 4 (1.82%) Internet
6 4 (1.82%) NAS
6 4 (1.82%) SAN
7 3 (1.36%) BGP
7 3 (1.36%) Cisco Nexus
7 3 (1.36%) LAN
7 3 (1.36%) LDAP
7 3 (1.36%) OSPF
7 3 (1.36%) Remote Desktop
7 3 (1.36%) WAN
8 2 (0.91%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (18.18%) SQL Server
2 8 (3.64%) Big Data
2 8 (3.64%) KDB
3 6 (2.73%) NoSQL
4 5 (2.27%) Hadoop
4 5 (2.27%) Relational Database
5 4 (1.82%) MarkLogic
5 4 (1.82%) MS Access
5 4 (1.82%) Oracle Database
5 4 (1.82%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (1.36%) MySQL
6 3 (1.36%) Oracle Database 11g
6 3 (1.36%) Oracle Reports
6 3 (1.36%) SAP BW
6 3 (1.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (0.91%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.45%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.45%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (0.45%) Oracle8/8i Database
8 1 (0.45%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 19 (8.64%) JUnit
2 13 (5.91%) Visual Studio
3 12 (5.45%) NUnit
4 6 (2.73%) JIRA
5 4 (1.82%) ERwin
6 3 (1.36%) Git (software)
7 1 (0.45%) Maven
7 1 (0.45%) Subversion
7 1 (0.45%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.45%) Toad
General
1 98 (44.55%) Banking
2 61 (27.73%) Finance
3 54 (24.55%) Front Office
4 49 (22.27%) Investment Banking
5 14 (6.36%) Legal
5 14 (6.36%) Retail
5 14 (6.36%) Retail Banking
6 5 (2.27%) Law
6 5 (2.27%) Publishing
7 3 (1.36%) Mandarin Language
7 3 (1.36%) Multimedia
7 3 (1.36%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.91%) Back Office
8 2 (0.91%) Corporate Banking
8 2 (0.91%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.91%) French Language
9 1 (0.45%) Advertising
9 1 (0.45%) Billing
9 1 (0.45%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 75 (34.09%) Developer
2 37 (16.82%) Analyst
3 29 (13.18%) C# Developer
4 25 (11.36%) Desktop Support
5 22 (10.00%) Python Developer
6 20 (9.09%) Architect
7 19 (8.64%) Electronic Trading Developer
7 19 (8.64%) Market Data Engineer
8 17 (7.73%) Data Engineer
9 16 (7.27%) Java Developer
9 16 (7.27%) Support Analyst
10 15 (6.82%) 2nd Line Support
10 15 (6.82%) Solutions Architect
11 14 (6.36%) C++ Developer
11 14 (6.36%) Quantitative Developer
11 14 (6.36%) Support Engineer
12 13 (5.91%) .NET Developer
12 13 (5.91%) C# WPF Developer
12 13 (5.91%) Front Office Developer
12 13 (5.91%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (18.64%) Rendezvous
2 27 (12.27%) FIX Protocol
3 18 (8.18%) .NET
4 14 (6.36%) WPF
5 11 (5.00%) WinForms
5 11 (5.00%) XML
6 7 (3.18%) HTML
7 6 (2.73%) Spring
8 5 (2.27%) XSLT
9 4 (1.82%) Hibernate
9 4 (1.82%) Java EE
9 4 (1.82%) Java SE
9 4 (1.82%) JMS
9 4 (1.82%) JNI
9 4 (1.82%) Murex Flex
9 4 (1.82%) Spring Integration
10 3 (1.36%) .NET Framework
10 3 (1.36%) CSS
10 3 (1.36%) WCF
10 3 (1.36%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 46 (20.91%) Fixed Income
2 32 (14.55%) Analytical Skills
2 32 (14.55%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 23 (10.45%) Blackberry
4 18 (8.18%) Derivative
5 14 (6.36%) iPad
5 14 (6.36%) User Experience
6 13 (5.91%) Equities
7 11 (5.00%) iPhone
8 7 (3.18%) BYOD
9 6 (2.73%) Equity Derivative
9 6 (2.73%) Hedge funds
10 5 (2.27%) Data Centre
10 5 (2.27%) Fintech
10 5 (2.27%) Reference Data
11 3 (1.36%) Algorithms
11 3 (1.36%) Credit Derivative
11 3 (1.36%) Data Structures
11 3 (1.36%) Grid Computing
11 3 (1.36%) New Media
Operating Systems
1 71 (32.27%) Windows
2 59 (26.82%) Linux
3 45 (20.45%) Windows 7
4 42 (19.09%) Unix
5 29 (13.18%) Windows Server
6 16 (7.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 13 (5.91%) Solaris
8 10 (4.55%) Windows Server 2003
8 10 (4.55%) Windows XP
9 8 (3.64%) Windows Server 2008
10 7 (3.18%) Mac OS
11 6 (2.73%) Android
12 5 (2.27%) AIX
13 4 (1.82%) Windows 8
14 3 (1.36%) Windows 10
15 1 (0.45%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (23.64%) Electronic Trading
2 42 (19.09%) Agile Software Development
3 31 (14.09%) Multithreading
4 23 (10.45%) Low Latency
5 22 (10.00%) High Availability
6 20 (9.09%) Workflow
7 14 (6.36%) MVVM
8 13 (5.91%) Mentoring
9 9 (4.09%) Project Management
9 9 (4.09%) Risk Management
10 8 (3.64%) Analytics
10 8 (3.64%) Asset Management
10 8 (3.64%) Multithreaded Programming
10 8 (3.64%) SOA
11 7 (3.18%) Change Management
11 7 (3.18%) Data Engineering
11 7 (3.18%) Test Management
12 6 (2.73%) CRM
12 6 (2.73%) Data Management
12 6 (2.73%) OO
Programming Languages
1 46 (20.91%) SQL
2 35 (15.91%) C#
3 32 (14.55%) Java
4 25 (11.36%) Python
5 22 (10.00%) C++
6 13 (5.91%) Perl
7 12 (5.45%) XAML
8 9 (4.09%) PowerShell
9 8 (3.64%) Bash Shell
9 8 (3.64%) VBA
10 6 (2.73%) JavaScript
11 5 (2.27%) Shell Script
12 3 (1.36%) AWK
12 3 (1.36%) Scala
13 2 (0.91%) VB
14 1 (0.45%) C
14 1 (0.45%) PL/SQL
14 1 (0.45%) Tcl
14 1 (0.45%) T-SQL
14 1 (0.45%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 20 (9.09%) PhD
2 10 (4.55%) Degree
3 4 (1.82%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (1.36%) CCNP
4 3 (1.36%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (0.91%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.45%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.45%) CCDP
6 1 (0.45%) CCIE
6 1 (0.45%) CCNA
6 1 (0.45%) MCSA
6 1 (0.45%) MCSE
6 1 (0.45%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.45%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (5.00%) SLA
2 6 (2.73%) MiFID
3 5 (2.27%) QA
4 1 (0.45%) Data Quality
System Software
1 19 (8.64%) Active Directory
2 9 (4.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (2.27%) Oracle RAC
4 3 (1.36%) NFS
5 2 (0.91%) ProxySG
5 2 (0.91%) Virtual Desktop
5 2 (0.91%) XenApp
6 1 (0.45%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.45%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 14 (6.36%) Thomson Reuters DACS
2 8 (3.64%) ITRS Geneos
3 3 (1.36%) Control-M
3 3 (1.36%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (1.36%) Red Hat Spacewalk
4 2 (0.91%) AirWatch
4 2 (0.91%) DameWare
5 1 (0.45%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.45%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (0.45%) SCCM
5 1 (0.45%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 141 (64.09%) Bloomberg
2 52 (23.64%) Oracle
3 43 (19.55%) TIBCO
4 38 (17.27%) ION Trading
5 35 (15.91%) Microsoft
6 21 (9.55%) Citrix
7 20 (9.09%) Cisco
8 17 (7.73%) HP
8 17 (7.73%) Lotus
9 15 (6.82%) VMware
10 13 (5.91%) Red Hat
11 9 (4.09%) IBM
12 8 (3.64%) Juniper
12 8 (3.64%) Sybase
13 6 (2.73%) FXall
13 6 (2.73%) Murex
14 5 (2.27%) Adobe
14 5 (2.27%) Dell
14 5 (2.27%) Fidessa
14 5 (2.27%) Hortonworks
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