Period
to 21 November 2017

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London 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
England > London
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 405 446 464
Rank change year-on-year +41 +18 -53
Contract jobs citing Reuters 232 169 146
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.49% 0.38% 0.31%
As % of the Vendors category 1.22% 0.88% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 169 114 86
London median daily rate £515 £525 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.90% +61.54% -7.14%
10th Percentile £210 £200 £163
90th Percentile £720 £663 £638
England median daily rate £513 £513 £325
% change year-on-year - +57.69% -13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 3 4
London median hourly rate £29.00 £17.10 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +69.59% -2.29% -7.89%
10th Percentile £18.70 £11.97 £15.98
90th Percentile £30.00 £18.44 £18.75
England median hourly rate £29.00 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +93.33% -14.29% -7.89%

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 London.

All Vendors
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 19048 19236 19516
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 40.47% 42.82% 41.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 12946 12814 12934
London median daily rate £475 £450 £433
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +4.05% +1.76%
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 302 281 397
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 £11.17
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £45.10
England median hourly rate £17.25 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +1.47% -2.86% +6.06%

Reuters
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Reuters in London

Reuters
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Reuters in London

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

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

Contractor daily rate histogram for Reuters in London

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Reuters in London

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Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in London

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

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Reuters in London

Reuters
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 Reuters within the London 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
Central London +36 66 £475 -13.64% 8
West London - 4 - -
East London -3 2 £550 +10.00% 1
Reuters
England

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 London region with a requirement for Reuters.

1 161 (69.40%) Bloomberg
2 102 (43.97%) Finance
3 101 (43.53%) Windows
4 92 (39.66%) Front Office
5 76 (32.76%) Banking
6 65 (28.02%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 50 (21.55%) Electronic Trading
7 50 (21.55%) Windows 7
8 49 (21.12%) Microsoft Office
9 47 (20.26%) Citrix
10 44 (18.97%) Java
11 41 (17.67%) SQL
12 39 (16.81%) SQL Server
12 39 (16.81%) Microsoft
13 35 (15.09%) Active Directory
14 34 (14.66%) Currenex
15 33 (14.22%) Market Making
16 32 (13.79%) FXall
17 31 (13.36%) Microsoft Excel
18 30 (12.93%) Algorithmic Trading
19 29 (12.50%) Unix
20 28 (12.07%) FIX Protocol
21 26 (11.21%) Eikon
21 26 (11.21%) Oracle
21 26 (11.21%) Python
21 26 (11.21%) RMDS
22 25 (10.78%) Blackberry
22 25 (10.78%) Windows Server
23 24 (10.34%) C#
24 23 (9.91%) ITIL

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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 14 (6.03%) IBM Notes
2 11 (4.74%) MS Exchange
3 4 (1.72%) WebSphere
4 2 (0.86%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (0.86%) Confluence
5 1 (0.43%) Apache
5 1 (0.43%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.43%) SharePoint
Applications
1 49 (21.12%) Microsoft Office
2 31 (13.36%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.86%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.43%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.43%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 26 (11.21%) Eikon
1 26 (11.21%) RMDS
2 8 (3.45%) Kondor
3 4 (1.72%) SAP FSCM
4 3 (1.29%) Summit
5 2 (0.86%) BusinessWorks
5 2 (0.86%) Eloqua
Cloud Services
1 10 (4.31%) Office 365
2 6 (2.59%) npm
2 6 (2.59%) Yarn
3 1 (0.43%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 22 (9.48%) TCP/IP
2 20 (8.62%) VPN
3 11 (4.74%) Cisco IOS
4 5 (2.16%) Firewall
4 5 (2.16%) Intranet
4 5 (2.16%) VSAN
5 4 (1.72%) DNS
5 4 (1.72%) SSL
6 3 (1.29%) LAN
6 3 (1.29%) Network Security
6 3 (1.29%) Remote Desktop
6 3 (1.29%) SAN
6 3 (1.29%) WAN
7 2 (0.86%) FIX Connectivity
7 2 (0.86%) NAS
7 2 (0.86%) VoIP
8 1 (0.43%) Internet
8 1 (0.43%) PBX
8 1 (0.43%) WebEx
8 1 (0.43%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (16.81%) SQL Server
2 10 (4.31%) Relational Database
3 7 (3.02%) Sybase ASE
4 6 (2.59%) SQL Server 2014
5 5 (2.16%) DB2
6 4 (1.72%) MarkLogic
6 4 (1.72%) MS Access
7 3 (1.29%) NoSQL
7 3 (1.29%) RDBMS
7 3 (1.29%) SAP BW
7 3 (1.29%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (0.86%) KDB
9 1 (0.43%) Big Data
9 1 (0.43%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 13 (5.60%) JIRA
2 12 (5.17%) Git (software)
2 12 (5.17%) Maven
3 11 (4.74%) TeamCity
4 8 (3.45%) Jenkins
5 7 (3.02%) JUnit
6 5 (2.16%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (1.72%) ERwin
7 4 (1.72%) Subversion
8 2 (0.86%) JIRA Agile
8 2 (0.86%) NUnit
8 2 (0.86%) Selenium
8 2 (0.86%) Sonatype Nexus
8 2 (0.86%) Visual Studio
9 1 (0.43%) Cucumber
9 1 (0.43%) HP UFT
9 1 (0.43%) JBehave
9 1 (0.43%) jMock
9 1 (0.43%) Mockito
General
1 102 (43.97%) Finance
2 92 (39.66%) Front Office
3 76 (32.76%) Banking
4 21 (9.05%) Investment Banking
4 21 (9.05%) Legal
5 9 (3.88%) Financial Institution
5 9 (3.88%) Retail Banking
6 7 (3.02%) Advertising
6 7 (3.02%) Law
6 7 (3.02%) Marketing
7 6 (2.59%) Back Office
7 6 (2.59%) International Banking
8 4 (1.72%) Billing
8 4 (1.72%) Telecoms
9 3 (1.29%) Pharmaceutical
9 3 (1.29%) Publishing
10 2 (0.86%) French Language
10 2 (0.86%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.43%) General Ledger
11 1 (0.43%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 57 (24.57%) Developer
2 53 (22.84%) Analyst
3 35 (15.09%) Java Developer
4 25 (10.78%) Support Analyst
5 21 (9.05%) Support Engineer
6 19 (8.19%) Desktop Support
7 12 (5.17%) Electronic Trading Developer
7 12 (5.17%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
8 11 (4.74%) Front Office Developer
8 11 (4.74%) Project Manager
9 10 (4.31%) Business Analyst
9 10 (4.31%) C# Developer
9 10 (4.31%) Data Modeller
10 8 (3.45%) Algorithmic Trading Developer
10 8 (3.45%) Data Analyst
10 8 (3.45%) Electronic Trading Support
10 8 (3.45%) Java Developer - Algorithmic Trading
10 8 (3.45%) Trade Floor Support Analyst
11 7 (3.02%) 2nd Line Support
11 7 (3.02%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (12.07%) FIX Protocol
2 20 (8.62%) Spring
3 17 (7.33%) Rendezvous
4 15 (6.47%) WPF
5 13 (5.60%) REST
6 11 (4.74%) .NET
7 10 (4.31%) HTML
8 8 (3.45%) Akka
8 8 (3.45%) Hibernate
8 8 (3.45%) HTML5
8 8 (3.45%) Kafka
8 8 (3.45%) Spring Boot
8 8 (3.45%) XML
9 7 (3.02%) JSON
10 6 (2.59%) .NET Framework
10 6 (2.59%) JMS
10 6 (2.59%) Middleware
10 6 (2.59%) React
10 6 (2.59%) Redux
10 6 (2.59%) Zuul
Miscellaneous
1 65 (28.02%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 25 (10.78%) Blackberry
3 23 (9.91%) Analytical Skills
4 17 (7.33%) Equities
5 16 (6.90%) Fixed Income
6 13 (5.60%) Derivative
7 11 (4.74%) Video Conferencing
8 10 (4.31%) BYOD
8 10 (4.31%) SWIFT
9 7 (3.02%) Hedge funds
10 6 (2.59%) Reference Data
11 5 (2.16%) Management Information System
12 4 (1.72%) Enterprise Software
12 4 (1.72%) Equity Derivative
12 4 (1.72%) iPhone
12 4 (1.72%) N-Tier
12 4 (1.72%) OTC Derivatives
12 4 (1.72%) User Experience
13 3 (1.29%) Data Centre
13 3 (1.29%) Exotic Derivative
Operating Systems
1 101 (43.53%) Windows
2 50 (21.55%) Windows 7
3 29 (12.50%) Unix
4 25 (10.78%) Windows Server
5 20 (8.62%) Windows 10
6 17 (7.33%) Android
7 16 (6.90%) Linux
8 14 (6.03%) Apple iOS
9 13 (5.60%) Windows Server 2012
10 10 (4.31%) Mac OS
11 8 (3.45%) Windows Server 2008
12 4 (1.72%) Mac OS X
13 3 (1.29%) Windows 8
13 3 (1.29%) Windows Mobile
14 2 (0.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 2 (0.86%) Solaris
14 2 (0.86%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (21.55%) Electronic Trading
2 33 (14.22%) Market Making
3 30 (12.93%) Algorithmic Trading
4 23 (9.91%) ITIL
4 23 (9.91%) Multithreading
5 21 (9.05%) Agile Software Development
6 18 (7.76%) Project Management
7 17 (7.33%) OO
7 17 (7.33%) TDD
7 17 (7.33%) User Acceptance Testing
8 16 (6.90%) Low Latency
9 15 (6.47%) Analytics
9 15 (6.47%) Change Management
10 14 (6.03%) Continuous Integration
10 14 (6.03%) Performance Tuning
11 13 (5.60%) SOA
12 11 (4.74%) Data Analytics
12 11 (4.74%) FX Algorithmic Trading
13 10 (4.31%) Data Modelling
13 10 (4.31%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 44 (18.97%) Java
2 41 (17.67%) SQL
3 26 (11.21%) Python
4 24 (10.34%) C#
5 17 (7.33%) VBA
6 12 (5.17%) JavaScript
7 10 (4.31%) R
8 9 (3.88%) C++
9 8 (3.45%) TypeScript
10 7 (3.02%) C
11 6 (2.59%) ES6
11 6 (2.59%) VB
12 4 (1.72%) PowerShell
12 4 (1.72%) Shell Script
13 2 (0.86%) AWK
13 2 (0.86%) Perl
14 1 (0.43%) Bash Shell
14 1 (0.43%) Groovy
14 1 (0.43%) PL/SQL
14 1 (0.43%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 18 (7.76%) Degree
2 15 (6.47%) MCSE
2 15 (6.47%) Microsoft Certification
3 8 (3.45%) MCDST
3 8 (3.45%) PMP
4 7 (3.02%) MCSA
5 4 (1.72%) PMI Certification
6 3 (1.29%) APMP
6 3 (1.29%) MCP
7 2 (0.86%) CCNA
7 2 (0.86%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (0.86%) SC Cleared
7 2 (0.86%) Security Cleared
8 1 (0.43%) A+ Certification
8 1 (0.43%) CCIE
8 1 (0.43%) ISEB
8 1 (0.43%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.43%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.43%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (4.74%) MiFID
1 11 (4.74%) SLA
2 7 (3.02%) QA
3 3 (1.29%) Data Quality
3 3 (1.29%) EMIR
3 3 (1.29%) P3O
4 2 (0.86%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.43%) Solvency II
System Software
1 35 (15.09%) Active Directory
2 12 (5.17%) Virtual Desktop
3 5 (2.16%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (1.72%) Firmware
4 4 (1.72%) Microsoft App-V
4 4 (1.72%) Virtual Servers
5 2 (0.86%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.43%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (0.43%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 20 (8.62%) SCCM
2 7 (3.02%) DameWare
3 4 (1.72%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.43%) HP SIM
4 1 (0.43%) WhatsUp Gold
4 1 (0.43%) yum
Vendors
1 161 (69.40%) Bloomberg
2 47 (20.26%) Citrix
3 39 (16.81%) Microsoft
4 34 (14.66%) Currenex
5 32 (13.79%) FXall
6 26 (11.21%) Oracle
7 21 (9.05%) TIBCO
8 20 (8.62%) Cisco
8 20 (8.62%) VMware
9 15 (6.47%) IBM
10 14 (6.03%) Lotus
11 12 (5.17%) Fidessa
12 11 (4.74%) Calypso
12 11 (4.74%) FactSet
12 11 (4.74%) Sybase
13 10 (4.31%) HP
14 8 (3.45%) Murex
14 8 (3.45%) Tradeweb
14 8 (3.45%) Wyse
15 7 (3.02%) Apple