Period
to 22 January 2022

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London 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 January 2022 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
England > London
6 months to
22 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 445 252 368
Rank change year-on-year -193 +116 +44
Contract jobs citing Bloomberg 131 151 151
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.35% 0.86% 0.50%
As % of the Vendors category 0.97% 2.21% 1.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 138 105
10th Percentile £313 £425 £184
25th Percentile £575 £514 £231
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £688 £575 £500
Median % change year-on-year +19.57% +15.00% -4.76%
75th Percentile £726 £775 £725
90th Percentile £800 £802 £800
England median daily rate £688 £575 £500
% change year-on-year +19.57% +15.00% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
10th Percentile - - £21.39
25th Percentile - - £21.97
Median hourly rate £23.00 - £22.93
75th Percentile - - -
90th Percentile - - -
England median hourly rate £23.00 - £22.93
% change year-on-year - - -13.47%

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 London.

All Vendors
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 13,537 6,831 11,999
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 36.45% 38.68% 39.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,383 4,630 8,309
10th Percentile £340 £300 £256
25th Percentile £450 £400 £378
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
75th Percentile £663 £588 £588
90th Percentile £750 £675 £675
England median daily rate £515 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +11.35% +2.78% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 179 68 213
10th Percentile £14.68 £12.76 £12.44
25th Percentile £20.00 £21.81 £16.50
Median hourly rate £27.50 £26.65 £20.50
Median % change year-on-year +3.19% +30.00% +9.28%
75th Percentile £49.25 £52.13 £28.75
90th Percentile £59.00 £66.95 £50.00
England median hourly rate £19.53 £23.00 £18.70
% change year-on-year -15.09% +22.99% +7.41%

Bloomberg
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing Bloomberg as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for Bloomberg in London

Bloomberg
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Bloomberg in London.

Daily rate trend for Bloomberg in London

Bloomberg
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Bloomberg in London over the 6 months to 22 January 2022.

Daily rate histogram for Bloomberg in London

Bloomberg
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Bloomberg in London.

Hourly rate trend for Bloomberg in London

Bloomberg
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Bloomberg within the London region over the 6 months to 22 January 2022. 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
Jobs
Central London -47 17 £550 -15.38% 6
Bloomberg
England

For the 6 months to 22 January 2022, IT contractor jobs citing Bloomberg 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 London region with a requirement for Bloomberg.

1 72 (54.96%) SQL
2 62 (47.33%) Fixed Income
3 57 (43.51%) Electronic Trading
4 52 (39.69%) Windows
5 51 (38.93%) Banking
6 47 (35.88%) ION Trading
6 47 (35.88%) Finance
7 46 (35.11%) Analytical Skills
8 42 (32.06%) Front Office
9 40 (30.53%) Reuters
10 34 (25.95%) TIBCO
10 34 (25.95%) Rendezvous
10 34 (25.95%) Investment Banking
11 33 (25.19%) Unix
12 28 (21.37%) Social Skills
13 26 (19.85%) Tradeweb
14 24 (18.32%) Derivative
14 24 (18.32%) Python
14 24 (18.32%) Microsoft Excel
15 23 (17.56%) Risk Management
16 21 (16.03%) ION MarketView
16 21 (16.03%) Project Management
17 20 (15.27%) Linux
17 20 (15.27%) Refinitiv
18 19 (14.50%) ITRS Geneos
18 19 (14.50%) Multicast
18 19 (14.50%) Server Building
18 19 (14.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
18 19 (14.50%) Algorithmic Trading
18 19 (14.50%) BladeLogic

Bloomberg
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 12 (9.16%) Confluence
2 8 (6.11%) MTS
3 2 (1.53%) Apache
3 2 (1.53%) IBM Notes
4 1 (0.76%) Apache Airflow
Applications
1 24 (18.32%) Microsoft Excel
2 17 (12.98%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 13 (9.92%) Microsoft Office
4 10 (7.63%) MS Visio
5 8 (6.11%) Chatbot
6 1 (0.76%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 21 (16.03%) ION MarketView
2 10 (7.63%) Eikon
3 8 (6.11%) BondVision
3 8 (6.11%) thinkFolio
4 6 (4.58%) Bloomberg AIM
5 5 (3.82%) Markit EDM
6 4 (3.05%) Bloomberg TOMS
7 3 (2.29%) Refinitiv Enterprise Platform
7 3 (2.29%) RMDS
8 1 (0.76%) Sentinel
8 1 (0.76%) SimCorp Dimension
Cloud Services
1 8 (6.11%) Microsoft 365
2 5 (3.82%) Power Platform
3 3 (2.29%) AWS
3 3 (2.29%) Mimecast
4 2 (1.53%) Azure
5 1 (0.76%) IFTTT
Communications & Networking
1 19 (14.50%) Multicast
2 16 (12.21%) Firewall
3 10 (7.63%) FIX Connectivity
4 3 (2.29%) TCP/IP
4 3 (2.29%) VPN
5 2 (1.53%) NAS
5 2 (1.53%) VoIP
5 2 (1.53%) Wireless
6 1 (0.76%) ATM
6 1 (0.76%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (0.76%) DMVPN
6 1 (0.76%) DNS
6 1 (0.76%) Ethernet
6 1 (0.76%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 1 (0.76%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 1 (0.76%) Internet
6 1 (0.76%) MPLS
6 1 (0.76%) Network Security
6 1 (0.76%) VXLAN
6 1 (0.76%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.82%) Power BI
1 5 (3.82%) Qlik Sense
2 4 (3.05%) Relational Database
3 3 (2.29%) RDBMS
4 2 (1.53%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (1.53%) KDB
4 2 (1.53%) MongoDB
4 2 (1.53%) NoSQL
4 2 (1.53%) SQL Server
4 2 (1.53%) SQL Server 2016
4 2 (1.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (1.53%) Tableau
5 1 (0.76%) KNIME
5 1 (0.76%) Looker
Development Applications
1 17 (12.98%) Jenkins
1 17 (12.98%) JIRA
2 15 (11.45%) Artifactory
2 15 (11.45%) Bitbucket
3 10 (7.63%) TeamCity
4 2 (1.53%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.76%) IntelliJ
5 1 (0.76%) Maven
General
1 51 (38.93%) Banking
2 47 (35.88%) Finance
3 46 (35.11%) Analytical Skills
4 42 (32.06%) Front Office
5 34 (25.95%) Investment Banking
6 28 (21.37%) Social Skills
7 12 (9.16%) Financial Institution
8 7 (5.34%) Presentation Skills
9 4 (3.05%) Legal
10 2 (1.53%) Back Office
10 2 (1.53%) International Banking
10 2 (1.53%) Telecoms
11 1 (0.76%) Corporate Banking
11 1 (0.76%) Public Sector
11 1 (0.76%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.76%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 40 (30.53%) Analyst
2 34 (25.95%) Business Analyst
3 22 (16.79%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
4 19 (14.50%) Fixed Income Support Specialist
4 19 (14.50%) Support Specialist
5 18 (13.74%) Electronic Trading Business Analyst
6 16 (12.21%) Front Office Business Analyst
7 15 (11.45%) Electronic Trading Support
7 15 (11.45%) Linux Scripter
7 15 (11.45%) Linux Support
7 15 (11.45%) TIBCO Support
8 13 (9.92%) Developer
9 12 (9.16%) Support Engineer
10 10 (7.63%) Banking Analyst
10 10 (7.63%) Java Developer
11 8 (6.11%) Fixed Income Business Analyst
12 7 (5.34%) Data Analyst
12 7 (5.34%) Risk Analyst
13 5 (3.82%) Desktop Support
14 4 (3.05%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (25.95%) Rendezvous
2 13 (9.92%) FIX Protocol
3 12 (9.16%) XML
4 5 (3.82%) Spring Boot
5 4 (3.05%) AngularJS
5 4 (3.05%) RESTful
5 4 (3.05%) Spring
6 2 (1.53%) Apache Camel
6 2 (1.53%) FpML
6 2 (1.53%) HTML
6 2 (1.53%) HTML5
6 2 (1.53%) JMS
6 2 (1.53%) JSON
6 2 (1.53%) Murex Flex
6 2 (1.53%) Node.js
6 2 (1.53%) Protocol Buffers
6 2 (1.53%) React
6 2 (1.53%) REST
6 2 (1.53%) ZeroMQ
7 1 (0.76%) ARM Templates
Miscellaneous
1 62 (47.33%) Fixed Income
2 24 (18.32%) Derivative
3 19 (14.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 12 (9.16%) Data Centre
5 9 (6.87%) Management Information System
6 8 (6.11%) Eurex
7 6 (4.58%) Equities
7 6 (4.58%) Hedge funds
7 6 (4.58%) Virtual Team
8 4 (3.05%) Blackberry
8 4 (3.05%) User Experience
9 3 (2.29%) Market Risk
9 3 (2.29%) Reference Data
10 2 (1.53%) OTC Derivatives
10 2 (1.53%) Video Conferencing
11 1 (0.76%) Data Protection Act
11 1 (0.76%) Handset
11 1 (0.76%) Linux Command Line
11 1 (0.76%) Online Banking
11 1 (0.76%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 52 (39.69%) Windows
2 33 (25.19%) Unix
3 20 (15.27%) Linux
4 15 (11.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 12 (9.16%) Windows 10
6 8 (6.11%) Windows 7
7 3 (2.29%) CentOS
7 3 (2.29%) Oracle Linux
7 3 (2.29%) Solaris
8 2 (1.53%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.76%) Windows Server
9 1 (0.76%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (43.51%) Electronic Trading
2 23 (17.56%) Risk Management
3 21 (16.03%) Project Management
4 19 (14.50%) Algorithmic Trading
4 19 (14.50%) Server Building
5 18 (13.74%) Agile Software Development
6 16 (12.21%) Business Analysis
6 16 (12.21%) DevOps
7 15 (11.45%) User Acceptance Testing
8 12 (9.16%) Data Modelling
8 12 (9.16%) Product Management
9 11 (8.40%) Problem-Solving
9 11 (8.40%) Stakeholder Management
10 10 (7.63%) UML
11 9 (6.87%) Business Intelligence
11 9 (6.87%) Low Latency
12 8 (6.11%) Conversational UI
12 8 (6.11%) High Availability
12 8 (6.11%) Smart Order Routing
13 7 (5.34%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 72 (54.96%) SQL
2 24 (18.32%) Python
3 12 (9.16%) Java
4 8 (6.11%) PowerShell
5 6 (4.58%) Java 8
6 5 (3.82%) VBA
7 3 (2.29%) C#
7 3 (2.29%) Java 11
8 2 (1.53%) C++
8 2 (1.53%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.76%) R
9 1 (0.76%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.76%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 9 (6.87%) Degree
2 5 (3.82%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (0.76%) CCIE
3 1 (0.76%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (0.76%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (9.16%) MiFID
2 11 (8.40%) EMIR
2 11 (8.40%) QA
3 9 (6.87%) Dodd-Frank
4 6 (4.58%) Data Quality
5 4 (3.05%) GDPR
6 1 (0.76%) Basel II
6 1 (0.76%) COREP
System Software
1 14 (10.69%) Active Directory
2 6 (4.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.29%) Docker
4 1 (0.76%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (0.76%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.76%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 19 (14.50%) BladeLogic
1 19 (14.50%) ITRS Geneos
2 15 (11.45%) Ansible
3 8 (6.11%) SCCM
4 3 (2.29%) Active Directory Federation Services
5 2 (1.53%) Control-M
6 1 (0.76%) FortiGate
6 1 (0.76%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.76%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.76%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.76%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 1 (0.76%) vCenter Server
6 1 (0.76%) WSUS
Vendors
1 47 (35.88%) ION Trading
2 40 (30.53%) Reuters
3 34 (25.95%) TIBCO
4 26 (19.85%) Tradeweb
5 20 (15.27%) Refinitiv
6 18 (13.74%) Red Hat
7 15 (11.45%) Currenex
7 15 (11.45%) MarketAxess
7 15 (11.45%) Sun
8 14 (10.69%) Microsoft
9 11 (8.40%) Fidessa
10 9 (6.87%) FactSet
10 9 (6.87%) VMware
11 6 (4.58%) Oracle
12 5 (3.82%) Citrix
13 3 (2.29%) Charles River
13 3 (2.29%) Cisco
13 3 (2.29%) CQG
13 3 (2.29%) Murex
13 3 (2.29%) SolarWinds