Period
to 18 November 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 18 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
UK
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 515 626 647
Rank change year-on-year +111 +21 -54
Contract jobs citing Bloomberg 408 264 260
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.40% 0.25% 0.23%
As % of the Vendors category 0.94% 0.55% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 289 175 164
UK median daily rate £575 £525 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.52% +16.67% +12.50%
10th Percentile £200 £200 £163
90th Percentile £700 £716 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £500
% change year-on-year - -10.00% +19.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 6 6
UK median hourly rate £25.38 £15.00 £17.74
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +69.17% -15.45% -6.63%
10th Percentile £18.70 £11.00 £16.06
90th Percentile £30.00 £18.41 £18.75
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 43542 47842 49835
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.65% 45.27% 43.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 27042 29233 29405
UK median daily rate £430 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.38% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £238 £240 £225
90th Percentile £625 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1460 1722 2107
UK median hourly rate £17.40 £16.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.47% -5.71% +6.06%
10th Percentile £10.58 £10.20 £10.00
90th Percentile £45.00 £45.00 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.42
% change year-on-year - -5.27% +5.56%

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 18 November 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 18 November 2017.

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 18 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
England +144 386 £575 +4.55% 24
London +82 370 £575 +4.55% 24
UK excluding London +44 38 £450 -
Scotland +4 14 £550 +18.28%
South East +18 13 £200 -1.23%
Northern Ireland -34 8 £399 +418.18%
North of England +66 2 - -
Yorkshire - 2 - -
Midlands +20 1 - -
East Midlands +5 1 - -

For the 6 months to 18 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 with a requirement for Bloomberg.

1 206 (50.49%) Finance
2 173 (42.40%) Reuters
3 141 (34.56%) Windows
4 128 (31.37%) Banking
5 125 (30.64%) Front Office
6 98 (24.02%) Fixed Income
7 91 (22.30%) SQL
7 91 (22.30%) Microsoft
8 77 (18.87%) Windows 7
9 72 (17.65%) Electronic Trading
10 67 (16.42%) Citrix
11 66 (16.18%) Agile Software Development
12 64 (15.69%) Analytical Skills
13 63 (15.44%) Microsoft Office
14 62 (15.20%) SQL Server
15 61 (14.95%) Java
15 61 (14.95%) ION Trading
16 56 (13.73%) Active Directory
17 49 (12.01%) ION MarketView
18 47 (11.52%) SDLC
19 46 (11.27%) Tradeweb
19 46 (11.27%) Asset Management
19 46 (11.27%) FIX Protocol
20 43 (10.54%) Eikon
21 42 (10.29%) Business Analysis
21 42 (10.29%) Investment Management
22 41 (10.05%) Unix
23 40 (9.80%) Microsoft Excel
23 40 (9.80%) FactSet
23 40 (9.80%) Windows 10

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 19 (4.66%) MS Exchange
2 16 (3.92%) IBM Notes
3 9 (2.21%) WebSphere
4 8 (1.96%) SharePoint
5 6 (1.47%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 6 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (0.74%) Confluence
7 2 (0.49%) Oracle Workflow
8 1 (0.25%) Apache
8 1 (0.25%) Apache Solr
8 1 (0.25%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.25%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.25%) IBM Domino
8 1 (0.25%) JBoss
8 1 (0.25%) Mule
Applications
1 63 (15.44%) Microsoft Office
2 40 (9.80%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.74%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (0.74%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.49%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 49 (12.01%) ION MarketView
2 43 (10.54%) Eikon
3 32 (7.84%) Bloomberg TOMS
4 21 (5.15%) Markit EDM
5 17 (4.17%) Bloomberg AIM
5 17 (4.17%) Temenos T24
6 12 (2.94%) thinkFolio
7 10 (2.45%) RMDS
8 8 (1.96%) Kondor
9 6 (1.47%) Summit
10 4 (0.98%) LatentZero
10 4 (0.98%) SAP FSCM
10 4 (0.98%) Sentinel
11 3 (0.74%) Eagle PACE
12 2 (0.49%) BusinessWorks
13 1 (0.25%) LongView
13 1 (0.25%) Minerva
Cloud Services
1 21 (5.15%) Office 365
2 1 (0.25%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.25%) Virtual Private Cloud
2 1 (0.25%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 35 (8.58%) VPN
2 29 (7.11%) TCP/IP
3 14 (3.43%) Cisco IOS
3 14 (3.43%) DNS
3 14 (3.43%) LAN
3 14 (3.43%) WAN
4 13 (3.19%) FIX Connectivity
5 10 (2.45%) Firewall
6 7 (1.72%) Network Security
7 6 (1.47%) DHCP
7 6 (1.47%) Intrusion Detection
8 5 (1.23%) Remote Desktop
8 5 (1.23%) VoIP
8 5 (1.23%) VSAN
9 4 (0.98%) SSL
9 4 (0.98%) Wireless
10 3 (0.74%) Internet
10 3 (0.74%) Multicast
11 2 (0.49%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
11 2 (0.49%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (15.20%) SQL Server
2 20 (4.90%) Relational Database
3 8 (1.96%) Sybase ASE
4 6 (1.47%) DB2
4 6 (1.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (1.23%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (1.23%) MS Access
5 5 (1.23%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (0.98%) Big Data
6 4 (0.98%) MarkLogic
6 4 (0.98%) NoSQL
6 4 (0.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 4 (0.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (0.74%) KDB
7 3 (0.74%) RDBMS
7 3 (0.74%) SAP BW
8 2 (0.49%) DTS
8 2 (0.49%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 1 (0.25%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.25%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 31 (7.60%) JIRA
2 29 (7.11%) Subversion
3 22 (5.39%) TeamCity
4 19 (4.66%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 18 (4.41%) Sonatype Nexus
6 13 (3.19%) Maven
7 6 (1.47%) Git (software)
8 5 (1.23%) Robot Framework
8 5 (1.23%) Team Foundation Server
9 4 (0.98%) ERwin
9 4 (0.98%) Selenium
10 2 (0.49%) Cucumber
10 2 (0.49%) HP UFT
10 2 (0.49%) JIRA Agile
10 2 (0.49%) jMock
10 2 (0.49%) JUnit
10 2 (0.49%) Mockito
11 1 (0.25%) Gradle
11 1 (0.25%) Jenkins
11 1 (0.25%) SonarQube
General
1 206 (50.49%) Finance
2 128 (31.37%) Banking
3 125 (30.64%) Front Office
4 38 (9.31%) Investment Banking
5 31 (7.60%) Back Office
6 20 (4.90%) Financial Institution
7 11 (2.70%) Retail Banking
8 9 (2.21%) Telecoms
9 8 (1.96%) French Language
10 7 (1.72%) Advertising
10 7 (1.72%) International Banking
11 5 (1.23%) Legal
12 3 (0.74%) Pharmaceutical
13 2 (0.49%) Manufacturing
14 1 (0.25%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 115 (28.19%) Analyst
2 106 (25.98%) Developer
3 47 (11.52%) Business Analyst
4 45 (11.03%) Java Developer
5 39 (9.56%) Desktop Support
6 35 (8.58%) Support Analyst
7 32 (7.84%) Support Engineer
8 26 (6.37%) Electronic Trading Developer
9 24 (5.88%) Consultant
10 22 (5.39%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
11 19 (4.66%) Front Office Developer
12 17 (4.17%) Desktop Engineer
13 16 (3.92%) Desktop Support Engineer
13 16 (3.92%) SQL Developer
14 15 (3.68%) C# Developer
14 15 (3.68%) Data Analyst
15 13 (3.19%) 2nd Line Support
15 13 (3.19%) Asset Management Analyst
15 13 (3.19%) Senior Developer
15 13 (3.19%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (11.27%) FIX Protocol
2 20 (4.90%) XML
3 17 (4.17%) Middleware
4 14 (3.43%) WPF
5 12 (2.94%) .NET
6 11 (2.70%) Rendezvous
6 11 (2.70%) Spring
7 10 (2.45%) JMS
8 9 (2.21%) WebSphere MQ
9 5 (1.23%) J2EE
9 5 (1.23%) LINQ
9 5 (1.23%) XSLT
10 4 (0.98%) .NET Framework
10 4 (0.98%) Caliburn.Micro
10 4 (0.98%) MSMQ
10 4 (0.98%) SonicMQ
10 4 (0.98%) WCF
10 4 (0.98%) WinForms
10 4 (0.98%) XML Messaging
11 3 (0.74%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 98 (24.02%) Fixed Income
2 64 (15.69%) Analytical Skills
3 37 (9.07%) Blackberry
4 36 (8.82%) Derivative
5 32 (7.84%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 31 (7.60%) Equities
7 16 (3.92%) Video Conferencing
8 14 (3.43%) Hedge funds
9 12 (2.94%) BYOD
9 12 (2.94%) Reference Data
10 11 (2.70%) iPad
10 11 (2.70%) Management Information System
11 10 (2.45%) iPhone
12 9 (2.21%) OTC Derivatives
12 9 (2.21%) SWIFT
13 6 (1.47%) Data Centre
14 5 (1.23%) Equity Derivative
15 4 (0.98%) Credit Derivative
15 4 (0.98%) N-Tier
15 4 (0.98%) Swaptions
Operating Systems
1 141 (34.56%) Windows
2 77 (18.87%) Windows 7
3 41 (10.05%) Unix
4 40 (9.80%) Windows 10
5 30 (7.35%) Windows Server
6 24 (5.88%) Linux
7 19 (4.66%) Android
8 14 (3.43%) Apple iOS
8 14 (3.43%) Windows Server 2012
9 12 (2.94%) Mac OS
10 9 (2.21%) Windows Server 2008
11 6 (1.47%) Windows 8
11 6 (1.47%) Windows XP
12 4 (0.98%) Mac OS X
13 3 (0.74%) Windows Mobile
14 2 (0.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 2 (0.49%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (17.65%) Electronic Trading
2 66 (16.18%) Agile Software Development
3 47 (11.52%) SDLC
4 46 (11.27%) Asset Management
5 42 (10.29%) Business Analysis
5 42 (10.29%) Investment Management
6 34 (8.33%) Multithreading
7 29 (7.11%) ITIL
8 28 (6.86%) TDD
8 28 (6.86%) Test Automation
9 27 (6.62%) Continuous Integration
10 25 (6.13%) Low Latency
11 24 (5.88%) Analytics
11 24 (5.88%) Migration
11 24 (5.88%) Scrum
12 22 (5.39%) OO
13 21 (5.15%) Change Management
14 17 (4.17%) User Acceptance Testing
15 15 (3.68%) Data Modelling
15 15 (3.68%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 91 (22.30%) SQL
2 61 (14.95%) Java
3 33 (8.09%) C#
4 24 (5.88%) VBA
5 17 (4.17%) C++
6 13 (3.19%) Python
7 10 (2.45%) R
8 7 (1.72%) C
8 7 (1.72%) JavaScript
8 7 (1.72%) PowerShell
8 7 (1.72%) Shell Script
9 6 (1.47%) VB
10 5 (1.23%) Perl
11 4 (0.98%) Tcl
12 3 (0.74%) T-SQL
13 2 (0.49%) AWK
13 2 (0.49%) TypeScript
14 1 (0.25%) Groovy
14 1 (0.25%) MATLAB
14 1 (0.25%) Scala
Qualifications
1 22 (5.39%) Degree
2 17 (4.17%) MCSE
2 17 (4.17%) Microsoft Certification
3 8 (1.96%) MCDST
4 7 (1.72%) MCSA
5 4 (0.98%) PMP
6 3 (0.74%) Computer Science Degree
6 3 (0.74%) MCP
7 2 (0.49%) CCNA
7 2 (0.49%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (0.49%) CISSP
7 2 (0.49%) ISEB
7 2 (0.49%) Master's Degree
7 2 (0.49%) SC Cleared
7 2 (0.49%) Security Cleared
8 1 (0.25%) A+ Certification
8 1 (0.25%) CEH
8 1 (0.25%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.25%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.25%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (9.56%) MiFID
2 18 (4.41%) QA
3 17 (4.17%) SLA
4 9 (2.21%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.74%) EMIR
5 3 (0.74%) Solvency II
6 2 (0.49%) COBIT
6 2 (0.49%) Dodd-Frank
7 1 (0.25%) ISO 20022
7 1 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.25%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 56 (13.73%) Active Directory
2 18 (4.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (3.92%) Virtual Desktop
4 14 (3.43%) Microsoft App-V
5 5 (1.23%) VMware Workstation
6 2 (0.49%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.25%) Docker
7 1 (0.25%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 31 (7.60%) SCCM
2 7 (1.72%) DameWare
3 6 (1.47%) AirWatch
4 5 (1.23%) HP Quality Center
5 4 (0.98%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 3 (0.74%) ITRS Geneos
7 2 (0.49%) Control-M
8 1 (0.25%) Backup Exec
8 1 (0.25%) HP SIM
8 1 (0.25%) WhatsUp Gold
8 1 (0.25%) yum
Vendors
1 173 (42.40%) Reuters
2 91 (22.30%) Microsoft
3 67 (16.42%) Citrix
4 61 (14.95%) ION Trading
5 46 (11.27%) Tradeweb
6 40 (9.80%) FactSet
7 38 (9.31%) Charles River
8 37 (9.07%) VMware
9 36 (8.82%) Oracle
10 35 (8.58%) Cisco
11 24 (5.88%) Fidessa
12 19 (4.66%) Perforce
13 17 (4.17%) Sybase
13 17 (4.17%) Temenos
14 16 (3.92%) IBM
14 16 (3.92%) Lotus
15 15 (3.68%) TIBCO
16 14 (3.43%) HP
17 11 (2.70%) Calypso
17 11 (2.70%) Murex