Period
to 20 November 2017

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 20 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
England > London
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 313 390 393
Rank change year-on-year +77 +3 -32
Contract jobs citing Bloomberg 367 233 234
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.79% 0.52% 0.50%
As % of the Vendors category 1.94% 1.22% 1.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 258 161 147
London median daily rate £575 £550 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.55% +22.22% +20.00%
10th Percentile £223 £200 £163
90th Percentile £700 £725 £643
England median daily rate £575 £525 £450
% change year-on-year +9.52% +16.67% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 3 5
London median hourly rate £25.38 £17.10 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +48.39% -2.29% -7.89%
10th Percentile £18.70 £11.97 £16.02
90th Percentile £30.00 £18.44 £18.75
England median hourly rate £25.38 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +69.17% -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 London.

All Vendors
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 18903 19075 19674
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 40.51% 42.79% 41.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 12849 12712 13039
London median daily rate £475 £450 £431
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +4.41% +1.41%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £250
90th Percentile £650 £625 £625
England median daily rate £445 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +4.71% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 299 280 404
London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% - +2.86%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.25 £11.19
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £47.73
England median hourly rate £17.25 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +1.47% -2.86% +6.06%

Bloomberg
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Bloomberg in London

Bloomberg
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Bloomberg in London

Bloomberg
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Bloomberg in London over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Bloomberg in London

Bloomberg
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Bloomberg in London

Bloomberg
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Bloomberg in London over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 20 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
Central London +31 97 £525 -4.55% 10
West London - 4 - -
East London -4 3 £575 +15.00% 1
Bloomberg
England

For the 6 months to 20 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 London region with a requirement for Bloomberg.

1 182 (49.59%) Finance
2 161 (43.87%) Reuters
3 128 (34.88%) Windows
4 122 (33.24%) Front Office
5 119 (32.43%) Banking
6 95 (25.89%) Fixed Income
7 85 (23.16%) SQL
8 83 (22.62%) Microsoft
9 70 (19.07%) Windows 7
10 66 (17.98%) Electronic Trading
11 63 (17.17%) Analytical Skills
12 61 (16.62%) Java
13 60 (16.35%) ION Trading
13 60 (16.35%) Agile Software Development
14 56 (15.26%) Microsoft Office
14 56 (15.26%) Citrix
15 54 (14.71%) Active Directory
15 54 (14.71%) SQL Server
16 45 (12.26%) ION MarketView
17 44 (11.99%) Tradeweb
18 42 (11.44%) FIX Protocol
19 41 (11.17%) Investment Management
20 39 (10.63%) Business Analysis
20 39 (10.63%) Microsoft Excel
20 39 (10.63%) SDLC
21 38 (10.35%) Asset Management
22 37 (10.08%) MiFID
22 37 (10.08%) Oracle
23 35 (9.54%) Unix
23 35 (9.54%) Blackberry

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 16 (4.36%) MS Exchange
2 14 (3.81%) IBM Notes
3 10 (2.72%) WebSphere
4 7 (1.91%) SharePoint
5 6 (1.63%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 4 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (0.82%) Confluence
8 2 (0.54%) Oracle Workflow
9 1 (0.27%) Apache
9 1 (0.27%) Apache Solr
9 1 (0.27%) Apache Spark
9 1 (0.27%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.27%) IBM Domino
9 1 (0.27%) JBoss
9 1 (0.27%) Mule
Applications
1 56 (15.26%) Microsoft Office
2 39 (10.63%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.82%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (0.82%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 45 (12.26%) ION MarketView
2 35 (9.54%) Eikon
3 32 (8.72%) Bloomberg TOMS
4 16 (4.36%) Temenos T24
5 14 (3.81%) Bloomberg AIM
6 12 (3.27%) Markit EDM
7 9 (2.45%) thinkFolio
8 8 (2.18%) Kondor
8 8 (2.18%) RMDS
9 6 (1.63%) Summit
10 4 (1.09%) LatentZero
10 4 (1.09%) SAP FSCM
11 3 (0.82%) Eagle PACE
11 3 (0.82%) Sentinel
12 2 (0.54%) BusinessWorks
13 1 (0.27%) LongView
13 1 (0.27%) Minerva
Cloud Services
1 15 (4.09%) Office 365
2 1 (0.27%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.27%) Virtual Private Cloud
2 1 (0.27%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 27 (7.36%) VPN
2 18 (4.90%) TCP/IP
3 12 (3.27%) Cisco IOS
3 12 (3.27%) DNS
3 12 (3.27%) FIX Connectivity
4 8 (2.18%) LAN
4 8 (2.18%) WAN
5 7 (1.91%) Firewall
6 6 (1.63%) Intrusion Detection
7 5 (1.36%) Remote Desktop
7 5 (1.36%) VoIP
7 5 (1.36%) VSAN
8 4 (1.09%) DHCP
8 4 (1.09%) SSL
9 3 (0.82%) Internet
9 3 (0.82%) Network Security
10 2 (0.54%) Broadband
10 2 (0.54%) NAS
10 2 (0.54%) PBX
10 2 (0.54%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (14.71%) SQL Server
2 18 (4.90%) Relational Database
3 8 (2.18%) Sybase ASE
4 5 (1.36%) DB2
4 5 (1.36%) MS Access
4 5 (1.36%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (1.09%) Big Data
5 4 (1.09%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (1.09%) MarkLogic
5 4 (1.09%) NoSQL
6 3 (0.82%) KDB
6 3 (0.82%) RDBMS
6 3 (0.82%) SAP BW
6 3 (0.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (0.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (0.54%) DTS
7 2 (0.54%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (0.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.27%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.27%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 30 (8.17%) JIRA
2 29 (7.90%) Subversion
3 22 (5.99%) TeamCity
4 19 (5.18%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 17 (4.63%) Sonatype Nexus
6 14 (3.81%) Maven
7 6 (1.63%) Git (software)
8 5 (1.36%) Robot Framework
8 5 (1.36%) Team Foundation Server
9 4 (1.09%) ERwin
9 4 (1.09%) Selenium
10 2 (0.54%) Cucumber
10 2 (0.54%) Gradle
10 2 (0.54%) HP UFT
10 2 (0.54%) JIRA Agile
10 2 (0.54%) jMock
10 2 (0.54%) JUnit
10 2 (0.54%) Mockito
11 1 (0.27%) Jenkins
11 1 (0.27%) SonarQube
General
1 182 (49.59%) Finance
2 122 (33.24%) Front Office
3 119 (32.43%) Banking
4 34 (9.26%) Investment Banking
5 32 (8.72%) Back Office
6 20 (5.45%) Financial Institution
7 9 (2.45%) Retail Banking
8 8 (2.18%) French Language
8 8 (2.18%) Telecoms
9 7 (1.91%) Advertising
9 7 (1.91%) International Banking
10 5 (1.36%) Legal
11 3 (0.82%) Pharmaceutical
12 2 (0.54%) Manufacturing
13 1 (0.27%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 102 (27.79%) Analyst
2 98 (26.70%) Developer
3 45 (12.26%) Java Developer
4 44 (11.99%) Business Analyst
5 34 (9.26%) Support Analyst
6 31 (8.45%) Desktop Support
7 26 (7.08%) Support Engineer
8 25 (6.81%) Electronic Trading Developer
9 21 (5.72%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
10 19 (5.18%) Front Office Developer
11 16 (4.36%) Consultant
11 16 (4.36%) SQL Developer
12 15 (4.09%) C# Developer
13 13 (3.54%) Asset Management Analyst
13 13 (3.54%) SQL Server Developer
14 12 (3.27%) Banking Analyst
14 12 (3.27%) Data Analyst
14 12 (3.27%) Senior Developer
15 11 (3.00%) 2nd Line Support
15 11 (3.00%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (11.44%) FIX Protocol
2 20 (5.45%) XML
3 16 (4.36%) Middleware
4 14 (3.81%) WPF
5 12 (3.27%) .NET
5 12 (3.27%) Spring
6 10 (2.72%) JMS
6 10 (2.72%) WebSphere MQ
7 9 (2.45%) Rendezvous
8 5 (1.36%) J2EE
8 5 (1.36%) LINQ
8 5 (1.36%) XSLT
9 4 (1.09%) .NET Framework
9 4 (1.09%) HTML
9 4 (1.09%) HTML5
9 4 (1.09%) MSMQ
9 4 (1.09%) SonicMQ
9 4 (1.09%) WCF
9 4 (1.09%) WinForms
9 4 (1.09%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 95 (25.89%) Fixed Income
2 63 (17.17%) Analytical Skills
3 35 (9.54%) Blackberry
3 35 (9.54%) Derivative
4 31 (8.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 26 (7.08%) Equities
6 16 (4.36%) Video Conferencing
7 14 (3.81%) Hedge funds
8 11 (3.00%) Management Information System
9 10 (2.72%) BYOD
9 10 (2.72%) iPhone
9 10 (2.72%) Reference Data
9 10 (2.72%) SWIFT
10 8 (2.18%) iPad
10 8 (2.18%) OTC Derivatives
11 5 (1.36%) Data Centre
12 4 (1.09%) Credit Derivative
12 4 (1.09%) Equity Derivative
12 4 (1.09%) N-Tier
12 4 (1.09%) Swaptions
Operating Systems
1 128 (34.88%) Windows
2 70 (19.07%) Windows 7
3 35 (9.54%) Unix
4 34 (9.26%) Windows 10
5 30 (8.17%) Windows Server
6 21 (5.72%) Linux
7 17 (4.63%) Android
8 14 (3.81%) Apple iOS
8 14 (3.81%) Windows Server 2012
9 10 (2.72%) Mac OS
10 9 (2.45%) Windows Server 2008
11 6 (1.63%) Windows XP
12 4 (1.09%) Mac OS X
13 3 (0.82%) Windows 8
13 3 (0.82%) Windows Mobile
14 2 (0.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 2 (0.54%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (17.98%) Electronic Trading
2 60 (16.35%) Agile Software Development
3 41 (11.17%) Investment Management
4 39 (10.63%) Business Analysis
4 39 (10.63%) SDLC
5 38 (10.35%) Asset Management
6 32 (8.72%) Multithreading
7 29 (7.90%) TDD
8 28 (7.63%) Continuous Integration
8 28 (7.63%) Test Automation
9 25 (6.81%) ITIL
10 24 (6.54%) Analytics
10 24 (6.54%) Low Latency
10 24 (6.54%) Scrum
11 22 (5.99%) OO
12 20 (5.45%) Migration
13 17 (4.63%) Change Management
13 17 (4.63%) User Acceptance Testing
14 14 (3.81%) Risk Management
15 13 (3.54%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 85 (23.16%) SQL
2 61 (16.62%) Java
3 33 (8.99%) C#
4 23 (6.27%) VBA
5 17 (4.63%) C++
6 14 (3.81%) Python
7 10 (2.72%) R
8 8 (2.18%) JavaScript
9 7 (1.91%) C
9 7 (1.91%) Shell Script
10 6 (1.63%) VB
11 5 (1.36%) Perl
12 4 (1.09%) PowerShell
12 4 (1.09%) Tcl
13 3 (0.82%) T-SQL
14 2 (0.54%) AWK
14 2 (0.54%) TypeScript
15 1 (0.27%) Groovy
15 1 (0.27%) MATLAB
15 1 (0.27%) Scala
Qualifications
1 18 (4.90%) Degree
2 17 (4.63%) MCSE
2 17 (4.63%) Microsoft Certification
3 8 (2.18%) MCDST
4 7 (1.91%) MCSA
5 4 (1.09%) PMP
6 3 (0.82%) Computer Science Degree
6 3 (0.82%) MCP
7 2 (0.54%) CCNA
7 2 (0.54%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (0.54%) Master's Degree
7 2 (0.54%) SC Cleared
7 2 (0.54%) Security Cleared
8 1 (0.27%) A+ Certification
8 1 (0.27%) CCIE
8 1 (0.27%) CISSP
8 1 (0.27%) ISEB
8 1 (0.27%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.27%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.27%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (10.08%) MiFID
2 17 (4.63%) QA
3 14 (3.81%) SLA
4 8 (2.18%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.82%) EMIR
5 3 (0.82%) Solvency II
6 2 (0.54%) Dodd-Frank
7 1 (0.27%) ISO 20022
System Software
1 54 (14.71%) Active Directory
2 18 (4.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (4.36%) Virtual Desktop
4 8 (2.18%) Microsoft App-V
5 5 (1.36%) VMware Workstation
6 2 (0.54%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.27%) Docker
7 1 (0.27%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 25 (6.81%) SCCM
2 7 (1.91%) DameWare
3 5 (1.36%) HP Quality Center
4 4 (1.09%) AirWatch
4 4 (1.09%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 2 (0.54%) Control-M
6 1 (0.27%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.27%) HP SIM
6 1 (0.27%) ITRS Geneos
6 1 (0.27%) WhatsUp Gold
6 1 (0.27%) yum
Vendors
1 161 (43.87%) Reuters
2 83 (22.62%) Microsoft
3 60 (16.35%) ION Trading
4 56 (15.26%) Citrix
5 44 (11.99%) Tradeweb
6 37 (10.08%) Oracle
7 34 (9.26%) VMware
8 33 (8.99%) Charles River
9 32 (8.72%) FactSet
10 25 (6.81%) Cisco
11 19 (5.18%) Fidessa
11 19 (5.18%) Perforce
12 17 (4.63%) IBM
13 16 (4.36%) Sybase
13 16 (4.36%) Temenos
14 14 (3.81%) Lotus
15 13 (3.54%) Calypso
15 13 (3.54%) TIBCO
16 12 (3.27%) Murex
17 11 (3.00%) HP