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 3 months to 25 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
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Reuters
England / London
Rank 296 327 322
Rank change year-on-year +31 -5  
Contract jobs citing Reuters 110 113 98
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.57% 0.51% 0.47%
As % of the Vendors category 1.34% 1.24% 1.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 82 67
Median daily rate £620 £350 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +77.14% -22.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £342 £200 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £750 £600 £660
UK excluding London median daily rate £625 £540 £425
% change year-on-year +15.74% +27.05%  
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 London.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 8227 9093 9408
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 42.26% 41.09% 44.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 5516 6057 6079
Median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 108 131 199
Median hourly rate £22.34 £21.34 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.66% +12.31%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £11.00 £13.09
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £50.00
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 London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London 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 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

Reuters
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Reuters in London over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Reuters in London

Reuters
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend 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 3 months to 25 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
City of London -7 13 £525 +59.09% 6
Canary Wharf - 2 £545 -
Reuters
England

Reuters
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 25 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 London region with a requirement for Reuters.

1 141 (65.58%) Bloomberg
2 98 (45.58%) Banking
3 71 (33.02%) Windows
4 61 (28.37%) Finance
5 60 (27.91%) Linux
6 55 (25.58%) Front Office
7 53 (24.65%) Oracle
7 53 (24.65%) Electronic Trading
8 49 (22.79%) Investment Banking
9 47 (21.86%) Fixed Income
10 46 (21.40%) SQL
10 46 (21.40%) RMDS
11 45 (20.93%) Windows 7
12 44 (20.47%) TIBCO
13 42 (19.53%) Rendezvous
13 42 (19.53%) Unix
13 42 (19.53%) Agile Software Development
14 41 (19.07%) SQL Server
15 39 (18.14%) ION Trading
16 35 (16.28%) C#
16 35 (16.28%) Microsoft
17 33 (15.35%) Java
17 33 (15.35%) Analytical Skills
18 32 (14.88%) Multithreading
18 32 (14.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
19 29 (13.49%) MS Office
19 29 (13.49%) Windows Server
20 28 (13.02%) FIX Protocol
21 25 (11.63%) Python
22 23 (10.70%) Blackberry

Reuters
Top Related 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 17 (7.91%) IBM Notes
1 17 (7.91%) Oracle Workflow
2 7 (3.26%) WebSphere
3 4 (1.86%) WebLogic
4 3 (1.40%) DataSynapse
5 2 (0.93%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (0.93%) SharePoint
5 2 (0.93%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.47%) Apache
6 1 (0.47%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.47%) Confluence
6 1 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.47%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.47%) SAS
Applications
1 29 (13.49%) MS Office
2 23 (10.70%) Spreadsheet
3 13 (6.05%) MS Excel
4 2 (0.93%) MS Project
4 2 (0.93%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.47%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 46 (21.40%) RMDS
2 20 (9.30%) Eikon
3 4 (1.86%) ION MarketView
3 4 (1.86%) Murex MxG2000
4 3 (1.40%) SAP FSCM
5 2 (0.93%) Sophis RISQUE
6 1 (0.47%) BondVision
6 1 (0.47%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.47%) Markit EDM
6 1 (0.47%) Orchestrade
6 1 (0.47%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.79%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (1.86%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.47%) IaaS
3 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.47%) Office 365
3 1 (0.47%) PaaS
3 1 (0.47%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (5.12%) TCP/IP
2 10 (4.65%) Firewall
2 10 (4.65%) Multicast
3 9 (4.19%) VPN
4 8 (3.72%) Cisco IOS
4 8 (3.72%) DNS
4 8 (3.72%) tcpdump
5 5 (2.33%) HTTP
6 4 (1.86%) DHCP
6 4 (1.86%) NAS
6 4 (1.86%) SAN
7 3 (1.40%) BGP
7 3 (1.40%) Cisco Nexus
7 3 (1.40%) LAN
7 3 (1.40%) LDAP
7 3 (1.40%) OSPF
7 3 (1.40%) Remote Desktop
7 3 (1.40%) WAN
8 2 (0.93%) ISDN
8 2 (0.93%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (19.07%) SQL Server
2 8 (3.72%) Big Data
2 8 (3.72%) KDB
3 6 (2.79%) NoSQL
4 5 (2.33%) Hadoop
4 5 (2.33%) Relational Database
5 4 (1.86%) MarkLogic
5 4 (1.86%) MS Access
5 4 (1.86%) Oracle Database
5 4 (1.86%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (1.40%) MySQL
6 3 (1.40%) Oracle Database 11g
6 3 (1.40%) Oracle Reports
6 3 (1.40%) SAP BW
6 3 (1.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (0.93%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.47%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (0.47%) Oracle8/8i Database
8 1 (0.47%) Oracle9i Database
8 1 (0.47%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 20 (9.30%) JUnit
2 13 (6.05%) Visual Studio
3 12 (5.58%) NUnit
4 6 (2.79%) JIRA
5 4 (1.86%) ERwin
6 3 (1.40%) Git (software)
7 1 (0.47%) Maven
7 1 (0.47%) Subversion
7 1 (0.47%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.47%) Toad
General
1 98 (45.58%) Banking
2 61 (28.37%) Finance
3 55 (25.58%) Front Office
4 49 (22.79%) Investment Banking
5 14 (6.51%) Retail
5 14 (6.51%) Retail Banking
6 12 (5.58%) Legal
7 3 (1.40%) Law
7 3 (1.40%) Mandarin Language
7 3 (1.40%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.93%) Back Office
8 2 (0.93%) Corporate Banking
8 2 (0.93%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.93%) French Language
8 2 (0.93%) Publishing
9 1 (0.47%) Advertising
9 1 (0.47%) Billing
9 1 (0.47%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 76 (35.35%) Developer
2 37 (17.21%) Analyst
3 29 (13.49%) C# Developer
4 25 (11.63%) Desktop Support
5 22 (10.23%) Python Developer
6 20 (9.30%) Electronic Trading Developer
7 19 (8.84%) Market Data Engineer
8 17 (7.91%) Architect
8 17 (7.91%) Data Engineer
8 17 (7.91%) Java Developer
9 16 (7.44%) Support Analyst
10 15 (6.98%) 2nd Line Support
11 14 (6.51%) C++ Developer
11 14 (6.51%) Quantitative Developer
11 14 (6.51%) Support Engineer
12 13 (6.05%) .NET Developer
12 13 (6.05%) C# WPF Developer
12 13 (6.05%) Front Office Developer
12 13 (6.05%) WPF Developer
13 12 (5.58%) XAML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (19.53%) Rendezvous
2 28 (13.02%) FIX Protocol
3 18 (8.37%) .NET
4 14 (6.51%) WPF
5 11 (5.12%) WinForms
6 8 (3.72%) XML
7 6 (2.79%) Spring
8 5 (2.33%) XSLT
9 4 (1.86%) Hibernate
9 4 (1.86%) HTML
9 4 (1.86%) Java EE
9 4 (1.86%) Java SE
9 4 (1.86%) JMS
9 4 (1.86%) JNI
9 4 (1.86%) Murex Flex
9 4 (1.86%) Spring Integration
10 3 (1.40%) .NET Framework
10 3 (1.40%) CSS
10 3 (1.40%) WCF
10 3 (1.40%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 47 (21.86%) Fixed Income
2 33 (15.35%) Analytical Skills
3 32 (14.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 23 (10.70%) Blackberry
5 18 (8.37%) Derivative
6 14 (6.51%) iPad
6 14 (6.51%) User Experience
7 13 (6.05%) Equities
8 11 (5.12%) iPhone
9 7 (3.26%) BYOD
10 6 (2.79%) Equity Derivative
10 6 (2.79%) Hedge funds
11 5 (2.33%) Data Centre
11 5 (2.33%) Fintech
11 5 (2.33%) Reference Data
12 3 (1.40%) Algorithms
12 3 (1.40%) Credit Derivative
12 3 (1.40%) Data Structures
12 3 (1.40%) Grid Computing
13 2 (0.93%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 71 (33.02%) Windows
2 60 (27.91%) Linux
3 45 (20.93%) Windows 7
4 42 (19.53%) Unix
5 29 (13.49%) Windows Server
6 16 (7.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 13 (6.05%) Solaris
8 10 (4.65%) Windows Server 2003
8 10 (4.65%) Windows XP
9 8 (3.72%) Windows Server 2008
10 7 (3.26%) Mac OS
11 6 (2.79%) Android
12 5 (2.33%) AIX
13 4 (1.86%) Windows 8
14 3 (1.40%) Windows 10
15 1 (0.47%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (24.65%) Electronic Trading
2 42 (19.53%) Agile Software Development
3 32 (14.88%) Multithreading
4 23 (10.70%) Low Latency
5 22 (10.23%) High Availability
6 21 (9.77%) Workflow
7 14 (6.51%) MVVM
8 13 (6.05%) Mentoring
9 9 (4.19%) Project Management
9 9 (4.19%) Risk Management
10 8 (3.72%) Analytics
10 8 (3.72%) Asset Management
10 8 (3.72%) Multithreaded Programming
11 7 (3.26%) Change Management
11 7 (3.26%) Data Engineering
12 6 (2.79%) Algorithmic Trading
12 6 (2.79%) CRM
12 6 (2.79%) Data Management
12 6 (2.79%) OO
12 6 (2.79%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 46 (21.40%) SQL
2 35 (16.28%) C#
3 33 (15.35%) Java
4 25 (11.63%) Python
5 22 (10.23%) C++
6 13 (6.05%) Perl
7 12 (5.58%) XAML
8 9 (4.19%) PowerShell
9 8 (3.72%) Bash Shell
9 8 (3.72%) VBA
10 6 (2.79%) JavaScript
11 5 (2.33%) Shell Script
12 3 (1.40%) AWK
12 3 (1.40%) Scala
13 2 (0.93%) VB
14 1 (0.47%) Korn
14 1 (0.47%) PL/SQL
14 1 (0.47%) Tcl
14 1 (0.47%) T-SQL
14 1 (0.47%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 20 (9.30%) PhD
2 10 (4.65%) Degree
3 4 (1.86%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (1.40%) CCNP
4 3 (1.40%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (0.93%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.47%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.47%) CCDP
6 1 (0.47%) CCIE
6 1 (0.47%) CCNA
6 1 (0.47%) MCSA
6 1 (0.47%) MCSE
6 1 (0.47%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.47%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (5.12%) SLA
2 6 (2.79%) MiFID
3 4 (1.86%) QA
4 1 (0.47%) Data Quality
System Software
1 19 (8.84%) Active Directory
2 9 (4.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (2.33%) Oracle RAC
4 3 (1.40%) NFS
5 2 (0.93%) ProxySG
5 2 (0.93%) Virtual Desktop
5 2 (0.93%) XenApp
6 1 (0.47%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.47%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 14 (6.51%) Thomson Reuters DACS
2 8 (3.72%) ITRS Geneos
3 3 (1.40%) Control-M
3 3 (1.40%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (1.40%) Red Hat Spacewalk
4 2 (0.93%) AirWatch
4 2 (0.93%) DameWare
5 1 (0.47%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.47%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (0.47%) SCCM
5 1 (0.47%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 141 (65.58%) Bloomberg
2 53 (24.65%) Oracle
3 44 (20.47%) TIBCO
4 39 (18.14%) ION Trading
5 35 (16.28%) Microsoft
6 21 (9.77%) Citrix
7 20 (9.30%) Cisco
8 17 (7.91%) HP
8 17 (7.91%) Lotus
9 15 (6.98%) VMware
10 13 (6.05%) Red Hat
11 9 (4.19%) IBM
12 8 (3.72%) Juniper
12 8 (3.72%) Sybase
13 6 (2.79%) FXall
13 6 (2.79%) Murex
14 5 (2.33%) Adobe
14 5 (2.33%) Fidessa
14 5 (2.33%) Fixnetix
14 5 (2.33%) Hortonworks
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