Period
to 23 January 2018

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 January 2018 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 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 514 604 611
Rank change year-on-year +90 +7 -32
Contract jobs citing Bloomberg 379 252 257
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.38% 0.26% 0.24%
As % of the Vendors category 0.89% 0.58% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 282 145 168
UK median daily rate £550 £550 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +33.33% -12.70%
10th Percentile £188 £204 £159
90th Percentile £702 £710 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £513 £450 £500
% change year-on-year +13.89% -10.00% +20.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 7 6
UK median hourly rate £27.00 £15.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +80.00% -25.00% -27.27%
10th Percentile £18.70 £11.00 £16.06
90th Percentile £29.40 £18.46 £23.75
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 42,353 43,431 46,020
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.12% 45.19% 43.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 26,741 26,609 27,184
UK median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £231 £240 £228
90th Percentile £625 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £395 £380
% change year-on-year +1.27% +3.95% +3.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,393 1,650 1,931
UK median hourly rate £17.43 £17.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.53% -5.56% +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.51 £10.25 £10.25
90th Percentile £45.00 £46.00 £46.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year - -5.71% +6.06%

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 January 2018.

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 January 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Bloomberg in the UK

Bloomberg
Top 10 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 January 2018. 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 +83 360 £575 +4.55% 63
London +53 348 £575 +3.60% 62
UK excluding London +18 31 £513 +13.89% 2
Scotland -13 16 £550 +18.28% 1
South East -15 9 £525 +303.85% 1
Northern Ireland -24 3 £108 +39.61%
East Midlands +3 2 - -
Midlands +1 2 - -
North of England +47 1 - -
North West +12 1 - -

For the 6 months to 23 January 2018, 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.

1 193 (50.92%) Finance
2 144 (37.99%) Reuters
3 138 (36.41%) Windows
4 108 (28.50%) Banking
5 85 (22.43%) Microsoft
6 83 (21.90%) Front Office
7 76 (20.05%) Citrix
8 74 (19.53%) Active Directory
8 74 (19.53%) Fixed Income
9 70 (18.47%) Windows 7
10 69 (18.21%) Microsoft Office
11 65 (17.15%) SQL
12 63 (16.62%) Asset Management
13 60 (15.83%) Agile Software Development
14 58 (15.30%) Java
15 53 (13.98%) Electronic Trading
16 51 (13.46%) FIX Protocol
17 49 (12.93%) VMware
18 47 (12.40%) Analytical Skills
19 46 (12.14%) Cisco
19 46 (12.14%) Charles River
20 45 (11.87%) ION Trading
21 43 (11.35%) SQL Server
22 42 (11.08%) Test Automation
22 42 (11.08%) Windows 10
23 39 (10.29%) SCCM
24 37 (9.76%) ITIL
25 36 (9.50%) Unix
25 36 (9.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
25 36 (9.50%) ION MarketView

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 35 (9.23%) MS Exchange
2 15 (3.96%) IBM Notes
3 10 (2.64%) SharePoint
3 10 (2.64%) WebSphere
4 6 (1.58%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (1.06%) Confluence
6 3 (0.79%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 3 (0.79%) IBM Domino
6 3 (0.79%) JBoss
7 2 (0.53%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.26%) Apache Solr
8 1 (0.26%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.26%) Mule
Applications
1 69 (18.21%) Microsoft Office
2 33 (8.71%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 36 (9.50%) ION MarketView
2 33 (8.71%) Eikon
3 27 (7.12%) Bloomberg TOMS
4 26 (6.86%) Markit EDM
5 21 (5.54%) Bloomberg AIM
6 19 (5.01%) Temenos T24
7 18 (4.75%) RMDS
8 14 (3.69%) thinkFolio
9 9 (2.37%) Kondor
10 6 (1.58%) LatentZero
11 4 (1.06%) SAP FSCM
12 3 (0.79%) Summit
13 2 (0.53%) BusinessWorks
13 2 (0.53%) Eagle PACE
14 1 (0.26%) LongView
14 1 (0.26%) Minerva
14 1 (0.26%) Salerio
14 1 (0.26%) Sentinel
14 1 (0.26%) SimCorp Dimension
Cloud Services
1 24 (6.33%) Office 365
2 3 (0.79%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (0.79%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.53%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 1 (0.26%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 30 (7.92%) VPN
2 24 (6.33%) TCP/IP
3 16 (4.22%) FIX Connectivity
4 15 (3.96%) Cisco IOS
4 15 (3.96%) SSL
5 14 (3.69%) DNS
6 12 (3.17%) Firewall
7 10 (2.64%) LAN
7 10 (2.64%) WAN
8 8 (2.11%) DHCP
9 7 (1.85%) Intrusion Detection
9 7 (1.85%) Network Security
9 7 (1.85%) VoIP
10 6 (1.58%) Wireless
11 5 (1.32%) Internet
11 5 (1.32%) VSAN
12 4 (1.06%) Multicast
13 3 (0.79%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
13 3 (0.79%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 3 (0.79%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (11.35%) SQL Server
2 13 (3.43%) Relational Database
3 7 (1.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (1.32%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (0.79%) DB2
5 3 (0.79%) KDB
5 3 (0.79%) SAP BW
5 3 (0.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (0.79%) Sybase ASE
6 2 (0.53%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.26%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.26%) MySQL
7 1 (0.26%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.26%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.26%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 34 (8.97%) JIRA
2 21 (5.54%) Subversion
3 20 (5.28%) Sonatype Nexus
4 15 (3.96%) Maven
5 14 (3.69%) TeamCity
6 10 (2.64%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 9 (2.37%) Git (software)
8 6 (1.58%) Robot Framework
9 4 (1.06%) Team Foundation Server
10 3 (0.79%) Gradle
10 3 (0.79%) Selenium
11 2 (0.53%) FxCop
11 2 (0.53%) JIRA Agile
11 2 (0.53%) jMock
11 2 (0.53%) Mockito
11 2 (0.53%) SonarQube
12 1 (0.26%) Cucumber
12 1 (0.26%) Hudson
12 1 (0.26%) JBehave
12 1 (0.26%) WebDriver
General
1 193 (50.92%) Finance
2 108 (28.50%) Banking
3 83 (21.90%) Front Office
4 31 (8.18%) Back Office
5 28 (7.39%) Investment Banking
6 17 (4.49%) Financial Institution
7 9 (2.37%) Advertising
7 9 (2.37%) Telecoms
8 7 (1.85%) French Language
8 7 (1.85%) Retail Banking
9 6 (1.58%) International Banking
10 3 (0.79%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.53%) Legal
11 2 (0.53%) Manufacturing
12 1 (0.26%) Billing
12 1 (0.26%) Multimedia
12 1 (0.26%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 123 (32.45%) Analyst
2 90 (23.75%) Developer
3 39 (10.29%) Support Analyst
4 38 (10.03%) Desktop Support
5 37 (9.76%) Java Developer
6 36 (9.50%) Business Analyst
7 35 (9.23%) Support Engineer
8 20 (5.28%) Consultant
9 19 (5.01%) 2nd Line Support
9 19 (5.01%) Desktop Engineer
9 19 (5.01%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 19 (5.01%) Senior Analyst
9 19 (5.01%) Service Analyst
10 17 (4.49%) Electronic Trading Developer
11 16 (4.22%) IT Support
12 13 (3.43%) Senior Developer
12 13 (3.43%) Service Desk Support
13 12 (3.17%) Asset Management Analyst
13 12 (3.17%) Project Manager
14 11 (2.90%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (13.46%) FIX Protocol
2 17 (4.49%) XML
3 15 (3.96%) Spring
4 14 (3.69%) Middleware
5 11 (2.90%) JMS
6 10 (2.64%) WebSphere MQ
7 8 (2.11%) WPF
8 7 (1.85%) FpML
9 6 (1.58%) .NET
9 6 (1.58%) HTML
9 6 (1.58%) HTML5
9 6 (1.58%) LINQ
9 6 (1.58%) XSLT
10 5 (1.32%) J2EE
10 5 (1.32%) REST
11 4 (1.06%) MSMQ
11 4 (1.06%) SonicMQ
11 4 (1.06%) XML Messaging
12 3 (0.79%) JSP
12 3 (0.79%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 74 (19.53%) Fixed Income
2 47 (12.40%) Analytical Skills
3 36 (9.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 34 (8.97%) Blackberry
5 23 (6.07%) Derivative
6 20 (5.28%) Video Conferencing
7 16 (4.22%) Hedge funds
8 14 (3.69%) Equities
8 14 (3.69%) iPad
9 13 (3.43%) iPhone
10 11 (2.90%) BYOD
10 11 (2.90%) Management Information System
10 11 (2.90%) SWIFT
11 7 (1.85%) Data Centre
11 7 (1.85%) Reference Data
12 6 (1.58%) Computer Science
12 6 (1.58%) Fintech
13 4 (1.06%) OTC Derivatives
13 4 (1.06%) PMI
14 3 (0.79%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 138 (36.41%) Windows
2 70 (18.47%) Windows 7
3 42 (11.08%) Windows 10
4 36 (9.50%) Unix
5 33 (8.71%) Windows Server
6 24 (6.33%) Linux
7 17 (4.49%) Android
8 16 (4.22%) Windows Server 2012
9 13 (3.43%) Apple iOS
10 12 (3.17%) Windows Server 2008
11 7 (1.85%) Mac OS
12 6 (1.58%) Windows 8
13 4 (1.06%) Mac OS X
14 3 (0.79%) Windows Mobile
14 3 (0.79%) Windows XP
15 2 (0.53%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (16.62%) Asset Management
2 60 (15.83%) Agile Software Development
3 53 (13.98%) Electronic Trading
4 42 (11.08%) Test Automation
5 37 (9.76%) ITIL
6 35 (9.23%) Investment Management
7 33 (8.71%) Business Analysis
8 30 (7.92%) TDD
9 29 (7.65%) Scrum
10 28 (7.39%) SDLC
11 26 (6.86%) Change Management
11 26 (6.86%) Continuous Integration
12 23 (6.07%) Project Management
13 22 (5.80%) OO
14 21 (5.54%) Change Control
15 19 (5.01%) Analytics
15 19 (5.01%) Migration
15 19 (5.01%) Problem Management
16 17 (4.49%) Multithreading
17 16 (4.22%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 65 (17.15%) SQL
2 58 (15.30%) Java
3 20 (5.28%) C#
4 12 (3.17%) JavaScript
4 12 (3.17%) Python
5 10 (2.64%) VBA
6 6 (1.58%) Shell Script
7 5 (1.32%) C++
8 4 (1.06%) PowerShell
9 3 (0.79%) Perl
9 3 (0.79%) Tcl
10 2 (0.53%) AWK
10 2 (0.53%) Bash Shell
10 2 (0.53%) R
10 2 (0.53%) TypeScript
11 1 (0.26%) C
11 1 (0.26%) Korn
11 1 (0.26%) Scala
11 1 (0.26%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 25 (6.60%) Degree
2 19 (5.01%) MCSE
2 19 (5.01%) Microsoft Certification
3 9 (2.37%) MCSA
4 8 (2.11%) MCDST
5 5 (1.32%) MCP
6 4 (1.06%) CFA
6 4 (1.06%) MBA
6 4 (1.06%) PMI Certification
6 4 (1.06%) PMP
7 3 (0.79%) CISSP
8 2 (0.53%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (0.53%) Computer Science Degree
8 2 (0.53%) Master's Degree
9 1 (0.26%) A+ Certification
9 1 (0.26%) ACCA
9 1 (0.26%) CCIE
9 1 (0.26%) CCNA
9 1 (0.26%) CEH
9 1 (0.26%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (9.23%) MiFID
2 17 (4.49%) SLA
3 12 (3.17%) QA
4 3 (0.79%) EMIR
4 3 (0.79%) Solvency II
5 2 (0.53%) COBIT
5 2 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 2 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.53%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.26%) ISO 20022
6 1 (0.26%) PMO
System Software
1 74 (19.53%) Active Directory
2 21 (5.54%) Microsoft App-V
3 20 (5.28%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (3.43%) Virtual Desktop
5 3 (0.79%) Docker
5 3 (0.79%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.26%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 39 (10.29%) SCCM
2 9 (2.37%) AirWatch
2 9 (2.37%) DameWare
3 5 (1.32%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (0.79%) Backup Exec
4 3 (0.79%) Control-M
4 3 (0.79%) ITRS Geneos
5 1 (0.26%) HP SIM
5 1 (0.26%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.26%) Thomson Reuters DACS
5 1 (0.26%) WhatsUp Gold
5 1 (0.26%) WSUS
5 1 (0.26%) yum
Vendors
1 144 (37.99%) Reuters
2 85 (22.43%) Microsoft
3 76 (20.05%) Citrix
4 49 (12.93%) VMware
5 46 (12.14%) Charles River
5 46 (12.14%) Cisco
6 45 (11.87%) ION Trading
7 33 (8.71%) Tradeweb
8 30 (7.92%) FactSet
9 28 (7.39%) Oracle
10 21 (5.54%) HP
11 19 (5.01%) Temenos
12 17 (4.49%) Fidessa
13 16 (4.22%) Dell
14 15 (3.96%) FXall
14 15 (3.96%) Lotus
15 13 (3.43%) Avaya
16 12 (3.17%) Apple
16 12 (3.17%) IBM
17 11 (2.90%) Sybase