Period
to 23 May 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 May 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 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 595 576 614
Rank change year-on-year -19 +38 +6
Contract jobs citing Bloomberg 297 259 273
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.29% 0.29% 0.26%
As % of the Vendors category 0.71% 0.65% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 184 181 207
UK median daily rate £525 £600 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +26.32% -
10th Percentile £202 £320 £186
90th Percentile £725 £713 £725
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £435 £500
% change year-on-year -19.54% -13.00% +15.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 4 9
UK median hourly rate £30.00 £18.00 £21.34
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +66.67% -15.65% +16.36%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 42,037 39,889 46,380
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.71% 44.21% 43.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 26,209 24,495 28,171
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
10th Percentile £250 £250 £240
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +3.13% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,468 1,398 1,633
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.28 £10.00
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.50 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.86 £16.99 £18.00
% change year-on-year -6.65% -5.61% +7.46%

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 May 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 May 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 May 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 -5 275 £525 -12.50% 32
London -32 263 £525 -12.50% 29
UK excluding London -9 32 £350 -19.54% 3
Scotland -33 17 £595 +8.18%
South East -11 10 £475 - 2
Northern Ireland +2 3 £143 -19.44%
North of England -10 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 - -
Midlands - 1 - -
North West - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 23 May 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Bloomberg also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for Bloomberg.

1 173 (58.25%) Finance
2 127 (42.76%) Reuters
3 90 (30.30%) Banking
4 85 (28.62%) Windows
5 82 (27.61%) Asset Management
6 79 (26.60%) Front Office
6 79 (26.60%) SQL
7 58 (19.53%) Fixed Income
8 57 (19.19%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 49 (16.50%) Investment Management
10 47 (15.82%) Active Directory
11 46 (15.49%) Charles River
12 45 (15.15%) Citrix
12 45 (15.15%) Agile Software Development
13 43 (14.48%) Java
13 43 (14.48%) Microsoft Excel
14 42 (14.14%) Equities
15 40 (13.47%) Microsoft Office
16 39 (13.13%) Windows 7
17 38 (12.79%) Markit EDM
17 38 (12.79%) thinkFolio
18 37 (12.46%) Investment Banking
18 37 (12.46%) Project Management
19 36 (12.12%) Microsoft
19 36 (12.12%) Cisco
20 35 (11.78%) Bloomberg AIM
21 33 (11.11%) Test Automation
22 32 (10.77%) Analytics
22 32 (10.77%) SCCM
23 30 (10.10%) Electronic Trading

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 26 (8.75%) MS Exchange
2 13 (4.38%) JBoss
2 13 (4.38%) Tomcat
3 8 (2.69%) WebSphere
4 5 (1.68%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 4 (1.35%) Oracle Workflow
5 4 (1.35%) SharePoint
6 3 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (1.01%) IBM Notes
7 2 (0.67%) Confluence
7 2 (0.67%) IBM Domino
8 1 (0.34%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.34%) IBM HTTP Server
8 1 (0.34%) MindAlign
8 1 (0.34%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 43 (14.48%) Microsoft Excel
2 40 (13.47%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (2.36%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (1.01%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.34%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 38 (12.79%) Markit EDM
1 38 (12.79%) thinkFolio
2 35 (11.78%) Bloomberg AIM
3 19 (6.40%) RMDS
4 16 (5.39%) Eikon
5 12 (4.04%) Eagle PACE
5 12 (4.04%) PolarLake
6 9 (3.03%) Front Arena
7 8 (2.69%) LatentZero
8 4 (1.35%) SunGard Martini
9 3 (1.01%) ION MarketView
10 2 (0.67%) Bloomberg TOMS
10 2 (0.67%) HFM
10 2 (0.67%) Maximo
10 2 (0.67%) Oracle Payables
10 2 (0.67%) Sentinel
10 2 (0.67%) SimCorp Dimension
10 2 (0.67%) Summit
11 1 (0.34%) Orchestrade
11 1 (0.34%) Salerio
Cloud Services
1 22 (7.41%) Office 365
2 18 (6.06%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (1.35%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.34%) Amazon EMR
4 1 (0.34%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 17 (5.72%) SSL
2 16 (5.39%) Multicast
3 15 (5.05%) Firewall
3 15 (5.05%) VPN
4 12 (4.04%) DNS
5 11 (3.70%) Cisco IOS
5 11 (3.70%) DHCP
5 11 (3.70%) TCP/IP
6 8 (2.69%) Wireless
7 7 (2.36%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 7 (2.36%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 7 (2.36%) Network Security
8 6 (2.02%) Internet
8 6 (2.02%) Intranet
8 6 (2.02%) MPLS
8 6 (2.02%) WAN
9 5 (1.68%) BGP
9 5 (1.68%) Cisco Nexus
9 5 (1.68%) LAN
9 5 (1.68%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (8.75%) SQL Server
2 9 (3.03%) MongoDB
2 9 (3.03%) Relational Database
2 9 (3.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 7 (2.36%) Qlik Sense
4 5 (1.68%) GIS
5 4 (1.35%) QlikView
5 4 (1.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (1.01%) MS Access
6 3 (1.01%) OLAP
6 3 (1.01%) OLAP Cube
6 3 (1.01%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (0.67%) Big Data
7 2 (0.67%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (0.67%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.34%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 1 (0.34%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (0.34%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (0.34%) Apache Hive
8 1 (0.34%) HBase
Development Applications
1 14 (4.71%) Git (software)
2 8 (2.69%) RStudio
3 7 (2.36%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (2.36%) TeamCity
4 6 (2.02%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 6 (2.02%) Jenkins
4 6 (2.02%) JIRA
4 6 (2.02%) Visual Studio Team System
5 4 (1.35%) Oracle APEX
6 3 (1.01%) FitNesse
6 3 (1.01%) JMeter
6 3 (1.01%) Selenium
6 3 (1.01%) Visual Studio
6 3 (1.01%) WebDriver
7 1 (0.34%) HP UFT
7 1 (0.34%) Sonatype Nexus
7 1 (0.34%) TestComplete
General
1 173 (58.25%) Finance
2 90 (30.30%) Banking
3 79 (26.60%) Front Office
4 37 (12.46%) Investment Banking
5 21 (7.07%) Financial Institution
6 13 (4.38%) Back Office
7 5 (1.68%) Legal
8 4 (1.35%) Billing
9 3 (1.01%) Corporate Banking
10 2 (0.67%) Advertising
10 2 (0.67%) General Ledger
10 2 (0.67%) International Banking
10 2 (0.67%) Portuguese Language
10 2 (0.67%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.34%) Prime Brokerage
11 1 (0.34%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 119 (40.07%) Analyst
2 52 (17.51%) Developer
3 27 (9.09%) Support Analyst
4 22 (7.41%) Business Analyst
5 21 (7.07%) Support Engineer
6 20 (6.73%) Desktop Support
6 20 (6.73%) Senior Analyst
7 18 (6.06%) 2nd Line Support
7 18 (6.06%) Service Analyst
8 17 (5.72%) Asset Management Analyst
9 16 (5.39%) Architect
9 16 (5.39%) Data Analyst
9 16 (5.39%) Senior Developer
9 16 (5.39%) SQL Analyst
10 15 (5.05%) Java Developer
11 14 (4.71%) Consultant
12 13 (4.38%) Electronic Trading Developer
12 13 (4.38%) Project Manager
13 12 (4.04%) Test Analyst
14 10 (3.37%) SQL Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (7.41%) FIX Protocol
2 17 (5.72%) .NET
3 13 (4.38%) Akka
3 13 (4.38%) Kafka
3 13 (4.38%) Node.js
3 13 (4.38%) REST
4 11 (3.70%) Middleware
5 9 (3.03%) Rendezvous
6 4 (1.35%) FpML
6 4 (1.35%) STL
7 3 (1.01%) HTML
7 3 (1.01%) HTML5
7 3 (1.01%) MDX
7 3 (1.01%) WebSphere MQ
7 3 (1.01%) XML
8 2 (0.67%) Spring
9 1 (0.34%) .NET Framework
9 1 (0.34%) Ajax
9 1 (0.34%) iBATIS
9 1 (0.34%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 58 (19.53%) Fixed Income
2 57 (19.19%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 42 (14.14%) Equities
4 30 (10.10%) Analytical Skills
5 29 (9.76%) Derivative
6 19 (6.40%) Fintech
7 18 (6.06%) Blackberry
7 18 (6.06%) Hedge funds
8 17 (5.72%) Greenfield Project
9 16 (5.39%) Exotic Derivative
10 15 (5.05%) Computer Science
11 13 (4.38%) Hybrid Cloud
12 11 (3.70%) Video Conferencing
13 9 (3.03%) Self-Motivation
14 7 (2.36%) iPhone
15 6 (2.02%) Data Centre
15 6 (2.02%) iPad
16 5 (1.68%) PMI
17 4 (1.35%) BYOD
18 3 (1.01%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 85 (28.62%) Windows
2 39 (13.13%) Windows 7
3 25 (8.42%) Windows 10
4 18 (6.06%) Unix
5 14 (4.71%) Linux
6 13 (4.38%) Windows Server
7 10 (3.37%) Apple iOS
8 7 (2.36%) Android
9 4 (1.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (1.35%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (1.01%) Windows Vista
11 2 (0.67%) Mac OS
11 2 (0.67%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (0.34%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (27.61%) Asset Management
2 49 (16.50%) Investment Management
3 45 (15.15%) Agile Software Development
4 37 (12.46%) Project Management
5 33 (11.11%) Test Automation
6 32 (10.77%) Analytics
7 30 (10.10%) Electronic Trading
7 30 (10.10%) ITIL
8 29 (9.76%) Problem-Solving
9 25 (8.42%) Migration
10 23 (7.74%) Change Management
11 21 (7.07%) Low Latency
12 19 (6.40%) User Acceptance Testing
13 18 (6.06%) Service Management
14 16 (5.39%) Kanban
14 16 (5.39%) Problem Management
15 15 (5.05%) OO
16 14 (4.71%) Business Analysis
16 14 (4.71%) Business Intelligence
16 14 (4.71%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 79 (26.60%) SQL
2 43 (14.48%) Java
3 29 (9.76%) Python
4 28 (9.43%) VBA
5 24 (8.08%) C#
6 18 (6.06%) JavaScript
7 17 (5.72%) R
8 7 (2.36%) Perl
9 6 (2.02%) Ruby
10 5 (1.68%) C
10 5 (1.68%) C++
10 5 (1.68%) T-SQL
11 3 (1.01%) Bash Shell
11 3 (1.01%) Shell Script
12 2 (0.67%) PL/SQL
12 2 (0.67%) Tcl
13 1 (0.34%) Scala
13 1 (0.34%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 20 (6.73%) Degree
2 10 (3.37%) MCSE
2 10 (3.37%) Microsoft Certification
3 8 (2.69%) MCDST
4 7 (2.36%) Computer Science Degree
5 6 (2.02%) CFA
5 6 (2.02%) Numerate Degree
6 5 (1.68%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (1.68%) MBA
6 5 (1.68%) PMI Certification
7 3 (1.01%) ISTQB
8 2 (0.67%) MCP
8 2 (0.67%) MCSA
9 1 (0.34%) ACCA
9 1 (0.34%) CCIE
9 1 (0.34%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.34%) JNCIE
9 1 (0.34%) SC Cleared
9 1 (0.34%) Security Cleared
9 1 (0.34%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (4.38%) SLA
2 8 (2.69%) MiFID
3 6 (2.02%) QA
4 3 (1.01%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 3 (1.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (1.01%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.67%) PMO
5 2 (0.67%) Solvency II
6 1 (0.34%) COBIT
6 1 (0.34%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.34%) IFRS
System Software
1 47 (15.82%) Active Directory
2 18 (6.06%) Microsoft App-V
3 13 (4.38%) Docker
3 13 (4.38%) Virtual Desktop
4 6 (2.02%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (1.35%) ProxySG
5 4 (1.35%) Terminal Server
6 1 (0.34%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 32 (10.77%) SCCM
2 5 (1.68%) AirWatch
3 3 (1.01%) DameWare
4 2 (0.67%) Backup Exec
4 2 (0.67%) IBM BigFix
4 2 (0.67%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
4 2 (0.67%) WSUS
5 1 (0.34%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.34%) Control-M
5 1 (0.34%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (0.34%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.34%) Thomson Reuters DACS
Vendors
1 127 (42.76%) Reuters
2 46 (15.49%) Charles River
3 45 (15.15%) Citrix
4 36 (12.12%) Cisco
4 36 (12.12%) Microsoft
5 26 (8.75%) Oracle
5 26 (8.75%) VMware
6 24 (8.08%) Tradeweb
7 20 (6.73%) Dell
7 20 (6.73%) HP
8 18 (6.06%) FactSet
9 15 (5.05%) Calypso
10 14 (4.71%) Capita
10 14 (4.71%) FXall
11 13 (4.38%) TIBCO
12 11 (3.70%) Remedy
13 10 (3.37%) CODA
14 9 (3.03%) Avaya
14 9 (3.03%) Murex
14 9 (3.03%) SimCorp