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 3 months to 23 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 Bloomberg.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Bloomberg
UK
Rank 475 470 472
Rank change year-on-year -5 +2  
Contract jobs citing Bloomberg 124 158 149
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.28% 0.30% 0.28%
As % of the Vendors category 0.63% 0.69% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 114 80
Median daily rate £600 £480 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% +1.05%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £210 £199
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £625 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £445 £540 £475
% change year-on-year -17.59% +13.68%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 8 1
Median hourly rate £18.40 £21.34 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.77% +14.11%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.30 - -

Bloomberg 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.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 19754 23040 23661
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 44.17% 43.62% 45.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 12176 13939 13362
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 713 798 980
Median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +14.28%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.99 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £51.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.25 £19.50 £17.22
% change year-on-year -16.64% +13.21%  

Bloomberg
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Bloomberg as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

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 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Bloomberg in the UK

Bloomberg
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend 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 3 months to 23 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
England -5 118 £600 +25.00% 22
London -11 118 £600 +33.33% 22
City of London 0 27 £585 +65.95% 12
County Antrim - 4 £435 - 1
Belfast - 4 £435 - 1
Northern Ireland - 4 £435 - 1
Canary Wharf - 3 £650 -
Scotland +27 1 £675 +575.00%
Edinburgh - 1 £675 -
Uxbridge - 1 - -

Bloomberg
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 March 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.

1 143 (56.30%) Reuters
2 120 (47.24%) Banking
3 113 (44.49%) Finance
4 85 (33.46%) Windows
5 72 (28.35%) SQL
6 65 (25.59%) Investment Banking
7 59 (23.23%) Front Office
8 51 (20.08%) Windows 7
9 50 (19.69%) Agile Software Development
10 43 (16.93%) Unix
11 39 (15.35%) Python
11 39 (15.35%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 38 (14.96%) Asset Management
13 37 (14.57%) MS Office
14 36 (14.17%) C#
14 36 (14.17%) Linux
15 35 (13.78%) Fixed Income
16 32 (12.60%) Windows Server
17 31 (12.20%) Microsoft
18 28 (11.02%) Citrix
18 28 (11.02%) VBA
18 28 (11.02%) SQL Server
19 27 (10.63%) Derivative
20 26 (10.24%) Spreadsheet
20 26 (10.24%) Equities
20 26 (10.24%) Oracle
20 26 (10.24%) Java
20 26 (10.24%) Blackberry
21 24 (9.45%) FIX Protocol
22 22 (8.66%) MiFID

Bloomberg
Top Related 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 (7.48%) IBM Notes
2 7 (2.76%) WebSphere
3 4 (1.57%) WebLogic
4 3 (1.18%) DataSynapse
5 2 (0.79%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (0.79%) MS Exchange
5 2 (0.79%) Oracle Workflow
5 2 (0.79%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.39%) Apache
6 1 (0.39%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.39%) Confluence
6 1 (0.39%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.39%) MTS
6 1 (0.39%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 37 (14.57%) MS Office
2 26 (10.24%) Spreadsheet
3 19 (7.48%) MS Excel
4 1 (0.39%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 19 (7.48%) Eikon
2 10 (3.94%) thinkFolio
3 9 (3.54%) ION MarketView
4 6 (2.36%) Bloomberg TOMS
5 4 (1.57%) Murex MxG2000
6 3 (1.18%) SAP FSCM
7 2 (0.79%) BondVision
7 2 (0.79%) FINCAD Analytics
7 2 (0.79%) Markit EDM
7 2 (0.79%) Sophis RISQUE
8 1 (0.39%) Dynamics CRM
8 1 (0.39%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 10 (3.94%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (1.97%) Office 365
3 4 (1.57%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.79%) SaaS
5 1 (0.39%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.39%) IaaS
5 1 (0.39%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.39%) OneDrive
5 1 (0.39%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (5.12%) TCP/IP
2 12 (4.72%) Firewall
3 11 (4.33%) VPN
4 9 (3.54%) DNS
5 8 (3.15%) Cisco IOS
6 5 (1.97%) DHCP
6 5 (1.97%) HTTP
7 4 (1.57%) BGP
7 4 (1.57%) Cisco Nexus
7 4 (1.57%) FIX Connectivity
7 4 (1.57%) OSPF
7 4 (1.57%) WAN
8 3 (1.18%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 3 (1.18%) LAN
8 3 (1.18%) MPLS
8 3 (1.18%) Multicast
8 3 (1.18%) Remote Desktop
8 3 (1.18%) VoIP
8 3 (1.18%) Wireless
9 2 (0.79%) H.323
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (11.02%) SQL Server
2 11 (4.33%) KDB
3 9 (3.54%) Big Data
4 7 (2.76%) NoSQL
5 6 (2.36%) Oracle Database
5 6 (2.36%) Relational Database
6 5 (1.97%) Hadoop
6 5 (1.97%) SQL Server 2008
7 4 (1.57%) MarkLogic
7 4 (1.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (1.18%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (1.18%) MS Access
8 3 (1.18%) Oracle Database 11g
8 3 (1.18%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (1.18%) RDBMS
8 3 (1.18%) SAP BW
9 2 (0.79%) Oracle Database 12c
9 2 (0.79%) Oracle Exadata
9 2 (0.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 1 (0.39%) Kdb+
Development Applications
1 7 (2.76%) JIRA
2 4 (1.57%) ERwin
2 4 (1.57%) Git (software)
2 4 (1.57%) Subversion
2 4 (1.57%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
3 3 (1.18%) Moq
3 3 (1.18%) MSTest
3 3 (1.18%) NUnit
3 3 (1.18%) Rhino Mocks
4 2 (0.79%) JUnit
4 2 (0.79%) Maven
4 2 (0.79%) Mockito
5 1 (0.39%) Apache Ivy
5 1 (0.39%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (0.39%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (0.39%) Toad
General
1 120 (47.24%) Banking
2 113 (44.49%) Finance
3 65 (25.59%) Investment Banking
4 59 (23.23%) Front Office
5 16 (6.30%) Retail
6 14 (5.51%) Retail Banking
7 9 (3.54%) Legal
8 8 (3.15%) Back Office
9 4 (1.57%) Financial Institution
10 3 (1.18%) Corporate Banking
10 3 (1.18%) Mandarin Language
10 3 (1.18%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.79%) Law
11 2 (0.79%) Publishing
11 2 (0.79%) Spanish Language
11 2 (0.79%) Telecoms
12 1 (0.39%) French Language
Job Titles
1 87 (34.25%) Analyst
2 77 (30.31%) Developer
3 36 (14.17%) Business Analyst
4 28 (11.02%) Desktop Support
5 27 (10.63%) Python Developer
6 22 (8.66%) Support Analyst
7 21 (8.27%) C# Developer
7 21 (8.27%) SQL Developer
8 19 (7.48%) Data Analyst
9 17 (6.69%) 2nd Line Support
10 16 (6.30%) Java Developer
10 16 (6.30%) Quantitative Developer
10 16 (6.30%) Support Engineer
11 13 (5.12%) Architect
12 12 (4.72%) Desktop Analyst
12 12 (4.72%) Solutions Architect
13 11 (4.33%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
13 11 (4.33%) Deskside Support
13 11 (4.33%) Desktop Support Analyst
13 11 (4.33%) Risk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (9.45%) FIX Protocol
2 20 (7.87%) .NET
3 12 (4.72%) XML
4 10 (3.94%) Web Services
5 8 (3.15%) Spring
5 8 (3.15%) WPF
6 6 (2.36%) FpML
6 6 (2.36%) XSLT
7 5 (1.97%) JMS
7 5 (1.97%) Murex MxML
7 5 (1.97%) REST
7 5 (1.97%) WCF
8 4 (1.57%) Hibernate
8 4 (1.57%) Java EE
8 4 (1.57%) Java SE
8 4 (1.57%) JNI
8 4 (1.57%) Middleware
8 4 (1.57%) Murex Flex
8 4 (1.57%) SOAP
8 4 (1.57%) Spring Integration
Miscellaneous
1 39 (15.35%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 35 (13.78%) Fixed Income
3 27 (10.63%) Derivative
4 26 (10.24%) Blackberry
4 26 (10.24%) Equities
5 15 (5.91%) iPad
6 14 (5.51%) Analytical Skills
6 14 (5.51%) Equity Derivative
7 12 (4.72%) Hedge funds
7 12 (4.72%) iPhone
8 8 (3.15%) Data Centre
8 8 (3.15%) Fintech
9 7 (2.76%) BYOD
10 6 (2.36%) Reference Data
11 4 (1.57%) Algorithms
12 3 (1.18%) Data Structures
12 3 (1.18%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 3 (1.18%) Grid Computing
12 3 (1.18%) Video Conferencing
13 2 (0.79%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 85 (33.46%) Windows
2 51 (20.08%) Windows 7
3 43 (16.93%) Unix
4 36 (14.17%) Linux
5 32 (12.60%) Windows Server
6 12 (4.72%) Windows XP
7 10 (3.94%) Solaris
7 10 (3.94%) Windows Server 2003
8 8 (3.15%) Windows Server 2008
9 7 (2.76%) Mac OS
10 6 (2.36%) Android
11 5 (1.97%) AIX
11 5 (1.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 4 (1.57%) Windows 8
13 3 (1.18%) Windows 10
13 3 (1.18%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (19.69%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (14.96%) Asset Management
3 20 (7.87%) Electronic Trading
4 12 (4.72%) Business Analysis
4 12 (4.72%) Risk Management
5 11 (4.33%) Analytics
5 11 (4.33%) Investment Management
5 11 (4.33%) Low Latency
5 11 (4.33%) OO
5 11 (4.33%) Project Management
6 10 (3.94%) Migration
7 9 (3.54%) Client Onboarding
7 9 (3.54%) ITIL
8 8 (3.15%) Data Modelling
8 8 (3.15%) High Availability
8 8 (3.15%) Incident Management
8 8 (3.15%) KYC
8 8 (3.15%) Mathematics
8 8 (3.15%) RAD
9 7 (2.76%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 72 (28.35%) SQL
2 39 (15.35%) Python
3 36 (14.17%) C#
4 28 (11.02%) VBA
5 26 (10.24%) Java
6 20 (7.87%) C++
7 10 (3.94%) PowerShell
8 8 (3.15%) Perl
9 4 (1.57%) JavaScript
9 4 (1.57%) PL/SQL
9 4 (1.57%) Scala
10 3 (1.18%) AWK
10 3 (1.18%) Bash Shell
10 3 (1.18%) VB
11 2 (0.79%) C
11 2 (0.79%) MATLAB
12 1 (0.39%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.39%) Tcl
12 1 (0.39%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.39%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 21 (8.27%) Degree
2 20 (7.87%) PhD
3 5 (1.97%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (1.18%) CFA
4 3 (1.18%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (1.18%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (0.79%) CCNP
5 2 (0.79%) MCSE
6 1 (0.39%) CCDP
6 1 (0.39%) CCIE
6 1 (0.39%) CCSA
6 1 (0.39%) HND
6 1 (0.39%) MCP
6 1 (0.39%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (8.66%) MiFID
2 9 (3.54%) QA
2 9 (3.54%) SLA
3 2 (0.79%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.79%) EMIR
3 2 (0.79%) Solvency II
4 1 (0.39%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 21 (8.27%) Active Directory
2 9 (3.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (1.97%) Oracle RAC
4 2 (0.79%) ProxySG
4 2 (0.79%) Virtual Desktop
4 2 (0.79%) XenApp
5 1 (0.39%) IAG
5 1 (0.39%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (0.39%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.39%) vSphere
5 1 (0.39%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 8 (3.15%) Thomson Reuters DACS
2 5 (1.97%) Control-M
3 3 (1.18%) AirWatch
3 3 (1.18%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (0.79%) DameWare
5 1 (0.39%) ITRS Geneos
5 1 (0.39%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (0.39%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.39%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (0.39%) Pingdom
5 1 (0.39%) SCCM
5 1 (0.39%) SolarWinds Orion
5 1 (0.39%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (0.39%) WhatsUp Gold
5 1 (0.39%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 143 (56.30%) Reuters
2 31 (12.20%) Microsoft
3 28 (11.02%) Citrix
4 26 (10.24%) Oracle
5 22 (8.66%) Cisco
6 20 (7.87%) Fidessa
7 19 (7.48%) Lotus
8 18 (7.09%) HP
9 16 (6.30%) Charles River
10 15 (5.91%) Sybase
10 15 (5.91%) VMware
11 14 (5.51%) FactSet
12 12 (4.72%) ION Trading
13 11 (4.33%) Murex
14 9 (3.54%) IBM
15 7 (2.76%) Juniper
16 6 (2.36%) Calypso
16 6 (2.36%) FXall
17 5 (1.97%) Dell
17 5 (1.97%) Hortonworks
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