Period
to 23 August 2017

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 23 August 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
UK
6 months to
23 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 515 622 642
Rank change year-on-year +107 +20 -56
Contract jobs citing Bloomberg 345 268 227
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.36% 0.25% 0.20%
As % of the Vendors category 0.82% 0.55% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 251 208 146
UK median daily rate £563 £500 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +8.11% +8.82%
10th Percentile £250 £200 £164
90th Percentile £700 £725 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £500 £450
% change year-on-year -19.00% +11.11% +39.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 7 4
UK median hourly rate £22.58 £15.00 £17.98
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +50.50% -16.57% -1.48%
10th Percentile £18.00 £11.00 £17.62
90th Percentile £30.00 £21.34 £18.59
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £15.00 -

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.

All Vendors
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 41845 48586 50049
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 43.57% 44.94% 44.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 25615 29815 29151
UK median daily rate £430 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.61% +3.75% +2.56%
10th Percentile £250 £250 £225
90th Percentile £613 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1381 1638 2218
UK median hourly rate £17.25 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.43% - +2.94%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.00 £10.48
90th Percentile £47.50 £44.50 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.38 £17.00
% change year-on-year -5.04% +2.21% +3.03%

Bloomberg
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Bloomberg in the UK

Bloomberg
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Bloomberg in the UK

Bloomberg
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Bloomberg over the 6 months to 23 August 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Bloomberg in the UK

Bloomberg
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Bloomberg in the UK

Bloomberg
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Bloomberg over the 6 months to 23 August 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Bloomberg in the UK

Bloomberg
Top 8 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Bloomberg within the UK over the 6 months to 23 August 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
England +84 321 £575 +15.00% 38
London +69 308 £585 +6.36% 37
UK excluding London +42 37 £405 -19.00% 1
Scotland - 13 £550 -
Northern Ireland -40 11 £178 +130.52%
South East +1 8 £200 -60.00% 1
North of England +66 5 - -
Yorkshire - 5 - -

For the 6 months to 23 August 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 with a requirement for Bloomberg.

1 170 (49.28%) Reuters
2 166 (48.12%) Finance
3 123 (35.65%) Banking
4 112 (32.46%) Front Office
5 104 (30.14%) Windows
6 102 (29.57%) SQL
7 74 (21.45%) Fixed Income
8 69 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
9 64 (18.55%) Windows 7
10 63 (18.26%) Microsoft
11 60 (17.39%) SQL Server
12 55 (15.94%) Java
12 55 (15.94%) Analytical Skills
13 54 (15.65%) Investment Banking
14 53 (15.36%) Electronic Trading
14 53 (15.36%) Citrix
15 48 (13.91%) Microsoft Office
16 47 (13.62%) Asset Management
17 46 (13.33%) Unix
18 45 (13.04%) Oracle
19 44 (12.75%) Microsoft Excel
20 43 (12.46%) FIX Protocol
21 42 (12.17%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
22 41 (11.88%) Equities
23 40 (11.59%) ION Trading
23 40 (11.59%) Investment Management
24 39 (11.30%) SDLC
25 38 (11.01%) Derivative
26 36 (10.43%) C#
27 35 (10.14%) Linux

Bloomberg
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 (4.64%) IBM Notes
2 10 (2.90%) WebSphere
3 7 (2.03%) Confluence
4 6 (1.74%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 6 (1.74%) SharePoint
5 5 (1.45%) MS Exchange
6 3 (0.87%) Apache
6 3 (0.87%) Apache Spark
6 3 (0.87%) Oracle Workflow
7 2 (0.58%) MTS
7 2 (0.58%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.29%) Apache Solr
8 1 (0.29%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.29%) JBoss
8 1 (0.29%) Mule
Applications
1 48 (13.91%) Microsoft Office
2 44 (12.75%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (2.32%) Spreadsheet
4 5 (1.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (1.45%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 33 (9.57%) ION MarketView
2 32 (9.28%) Eikon
3 19 (5.51%) Markit EDM
4 17 (4.93%) Bloomberg AIM
4 17 (4.93%) Bloomberg TOMS
5 11 (3.19%) thinkFolio
6 6 (1.74%) Summit
7 5 (1.45%) RMDS
7 5 (1.45%) Temenos T24
8 4 (1.16%) Sentinel
9 3 (0.87%) Eagle PACE
10 2 (0.58%) Murex MxG2000
11 1 (0.29%) BondVision
11 1 (0.29%) IntelliMatch
11 1 (0.29%) LatentZero
11 1 (0.29%) Remedy ITSM
11 1 (0.29%) SAP FSCM
11 1 (0.29%) Sophis RISQUE
Cloud Services
1 17 (4.93%) Office 365
2 2 (0.58%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.58%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (0.58%) IaaS
2 2 (0.58%) PaaS
2 2 (0.58%) SaaS
3 1 (0.29%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 28 (8.12%) VPN
2 24 (6.96%) TCP/IP
3 17 (4.93%) Cisco IOS
4 11 (3.19%) LAN
4 11 (3.19%) WAN
5 10 (2.90%) DNS
6 8 (2.32%) FIX Connectivity
7 5 (1.45%) SAN
8 4 (1.16%) Remote Desktop
9 3 (0.87%) DHCP
9 3 (0.87%) Multicast
10 2 (0.58%) DMZ
10 2 (0.58%) NAS
10 2 (0.58%) Network Security
10 2 (0.58%) SMS
10 2 (0.58%) VoIP
11 1 (0.29%) AMQP
11 1 (0.29%) Firewall
11 1 (0.29%) Internet
11 1 (0.29%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (17.39%) SQL Server
2 14 (4.06%) Relational Database
3 11 (3.19%) KDB
4 10 (2.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 10 (2.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 8 (2.32%) Big Data
5 8 (2.32%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 8 (2.32%) MS Access
5 8 (2.32%) Sybase ASE
6 7 (2.03%) MarkLogic
6 7 (2.03%) PostgreSQL
6 7 (2.03%) SQL Server 2008
7 5 (1.45%) Data Warehouse
7 5 (1.45%) NoSQL
8 4 (1.16%) DB2
8 4 (1.16%) RDBMS
9 2 (0.58%) Hadoop
9 2 (0.58%) Oracle Database
9 2 (0.58%) Oracle Database 12c
9 2 (0.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 17 (4.93%) JIRA
2 16 (4.64%) Subversion
3 14 (4.06%) TeamCity
3 14 (4.06%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 8 (2.32%) Maven
5 7 (2.03%) ERwin
6 5 (1.45%) Sonatype Nexus
7 4 (1.16%) HP UFT
7 4 (1.16%) JUnit
7 4 (1.16%) Selenium
7 4 (1.16%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (0.87%) Gradle
8 3 (0.87%) Moq
8 3 (0.87%) MSTest
8 3 (0.87%) NUnit
8 3 (0.87%) Rhino Mocks
9 2 (0.58%) Cucumber
9 2 (0.58%) jMock
9 2 (0.58%) Mockito
10 1 (0.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 166 (48.12%) Finance
2 123 (35.65%) Banking
3 112 (32.46%) Front Office
4 54 (15.65%) Investment Banking
5 22 (6.38%) Back Office
6 16 (4.64%) Financial Institution
7 13 (3.77%) Retail
8 9 (2.61%) Legal
8 9 (2.61%) Retail Banking
9 3 (0.87%) International Banking
10 2 (0.58%) Advertising
11 1 (0.29%) French Language
11 1 (0.29%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.29%) Publishing
11 1 (0.29%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 96 (27.83%) Analyst
2 89 (25.80%) Developer
3 52 (15.07%) Business Analyst
4 44 (12.75%) Java Developer
5 31 (8.99%) Desktop Support
6 22 (6.38%) Consultant
6 22 (6.38%) SQL Developer
7 21 (6.09%) Support Analyst
8 20 (5.80%) Support Engineer
9 17 (4.93%) Electronic Trading Developer
9 17 (4.93%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
10 16 (4.64%) Data Analyst
10 16 (4.64%) SQL Server Developer
11 15 (4.35%) Front Office Developer
11 15 (4.35%) Project Manager
12 14 (4.06%) C# Developer
13 13 (3.77%) Desktop Engineer
13 13 (3.77%) Python Developer
14 12 (3.48%) Data Modeller
14 12 (3.48%) Desktop Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (12.46%) FIX Protocol
2 17 (4.93%) XML
3 15 (4.35%) .NET
4 14 (4.06%) Spring
5 13 (3.77%) Rendezvous
5 13 (3.77%) WPF
6 10 (2.90%) JMS
7 9 (2.61%) REST
8 8 (2.32%) HTML
8 8 (2.32%) HTML5
8 8 (2.32%) Middleware
8 8 (2.32%) WebSphere MQ
9 6 (1.74%) WCF
9 6 (1.74%) WinForms
10 5 (1.45%) J2EE
10 5 (1.45%) Java SE
11 4 (1.16%) FpML
11 4 (1.16%) MSMQ
11 4 (1.16%) SonicMQ
11 4 (1.16%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 74 (21.45%) Fixed Income
2 55 (15.94%) Analytical Skills
3 42 (12.17%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 41 (11.88%) Equities
5 38 (11.01%) Derivative
6 32 (9.28%) Blackberry
7 19 (5.51%) Reference Data
8 16 (4.64%) BYOD
9 10 (2.90%) iPad
10 9 (2.61%) Data Centre
10 9 (2.61%) Hedge funds
10 9 (2.61%) OTC Derivatives
10 9 (2.61%) SWIFT
10 9 (2.61%) Video Conferencing
11 8 (2.32%) Management Information System
12 7 (2.03%) Equity Derivative
13 5 (1.45%) iPhone
14 4 (1.16%) Computer Science
14 4 (1.16%) Swaptions
15 3 (0.87%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 104 (30.14%) Windows
2 64 (18.55%) Windows 7
3 46 (13.33%) Unix
4 35 (10.14%) Linux
5 28 (8.12%) Windows 10
6 18 (5.22%) Android
6 18 (5.22%) Mac OS
7 13 (3.77%) Windows Server
8 9 (2.61%) Windows 8
9 7 (2.03%) Apple iOS
10 5 (1.45%) Windows XP
11 4 (1.16%) Solaris
11 4 (1.16%) Windows Server 2008
12 3 (0.87%) AIX
12 3 (0.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 2 (0.58%) Windows Mobile
13 2 (0.58%) Windows Server 2012
14 1 (0.29%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (15.36%) Electronic Trading
3 47 (13.62%) Asset Management
4 40 (11.59%) Investment Management
5 39 (11.30%) SDLC
6 35 (10.14%) Multithreading
7 29 (8.41%) Data Modelling
8 28 (8.12%) Analytics
8 28 (8.12%) Business Analysis
9 25 (7.25%) Low Latency
9 25 (7.25%) Migration
10 23 (6.67%) ITIL
11 20 (5.80%) User Acceptance Testing
12 19 (5.51%) Data Analytics
12 19 (5.51%) OO
13 17 (4.93%) Project Management
13 17 (4.93%) TDD
14 14 (4.06%) Change Management
14 14 (4.06%) Data Management
15 13 (3.77%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 102 (29.57%) SQL
2 55 (15.94%) Java
3 36 (10.43%) C#
4 31 (8.99%) Python
5 28 (8.12%) VBA
6 17 (4.93%) C++
7 12 (3.48%) PowerShell
8 10 (2.90%) R
9 9 (2.61%) JavaScript
9 9 (2.61%) Perl
10 8 (2.32%) Shell Script
11 7 (2.03%) VB
12 6 (1.74%) C
13 5 (1.45%) T-SQL
14 4 (1.16%) PL/SQL
15 3 (0.87%) Groovy
16 2 (0.58%) Scala
16 2 (0.58%) TypeScript
17 1 (0.29%) Korn
17 1 (0.29%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 27 (7.83%) Degree
2 9 (2.61%) Microsoft Certification
3 8 (2.32%) MCSE
4 6 (1.74%) MCDST
4 6 (1.74%) PhD
5 4 (1.16%) PMP
5 4 (1.16%) SC Cleared
5 4 (1.16%) Security Cleared
6 3 (0.87%) CFA
6 3 (0.87%) ISEB
6 3 (0.87%) ISTQB
6 3 (0.87%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (0.87%) MCSA
6 3 (0.87%) PMI Certification
7 2 (0.58%) CCNA
7 2 (0.58%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (0.58%) MCP
7 2 (0.58%) MOS
8 1 (0.29%) A+ Certification
8 1 (0.29%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (8.12%) MiFID
2 20 (5.80%) QA
3 12 (3.48%) SLA
4 9 (2.61%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.87%) PMO
5 3 (0.87%) Solvency II
6 2 (0.58%) COBIT
6 2 (0.58%) Dodd-Frank
7 1 (0.29%) ISO 20022
System Software
1 23 (6.67%) Active Directory
2 13 (3.77%) Microsoft App-V
3 10 (2.90%) Virtual Desktop
3 10 (2.90%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (1.45%) VMware Workstation
5 4 (1.16%) XenApp
6 2 (0.58%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.29%) Docker
7 1 (0.29%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 25 (7.25%) SCCM
2 4 (1.16%) ITRS Geneos
2 4 (1.16%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 3 (0.87%) ThinApp
4 2 (0.58%) AirWatch
4 2 (0.58%) Control-M
4 2 (0.58%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (0.58%) Nessus
4 2 (0.58%) OpenView
4 2 (0.58%) Thomson Reuters DACS
5 1 (0.29%) DameWare
5 1 (0.29%) yum
Vendors
1 170 (49.28%) Reuters
2 63 (18.26%) Microsoft
3 53 (15.36%) Citrix
4 45 (13.04%) Oracle
5 40 (11.59%) ION Trading
6 34 (9.86%) FactSet
7 30 (8.70%) Cisco
7 30 (8.70%) Tradeweb
8 24 (6.96%) Sybase
9 23 (6.67%) Charles River
10 20 (5.80%) Fidessa
10 20 (5.80%) IBM
11 19 (5.51%) Murex
12 17 (4.93%) TIBCO
12 17 (4.93%) VMware
13 16 (4.64%) HP
13 16 (4.64%) Lotus
14 15 (4.35%) Calypso
15 14 (4.06%) Perforce
16 11 (3.19%) FXall