Period
to 23 October 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 October 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 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 499 628 659
Rank change year-on-year +129 +31 -49
Contract jobs citing Bloomberg 422 264 244
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.42% 0.25% 0.21%
As % of the Vendors category 0.98% 0.56% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 301 178 156
UK median daily rate £575 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.00% +11.11% +16.13%
10th Percentile £213 £200 £163
90th Percentile £700 £733 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £488 £465 £500
% change year-on-year +4.84% -7.00% +26.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 6 6
UK median hourly rate £23.75 £15.00 £17.74
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +58.33% -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 43003 47480 49489
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.93% 45.06% 43.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 26592 29019 29144
UK median daily rate £430 £416 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.49% +3.88% -
10th Percentile £243 £239 £225
90th Percentile £621 £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 1401 1693 2150
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.94% -2.86% +4.67%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.00 £10.37
90th Percentile £45.43 £45.00 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.84 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year +2.03% -2.94% +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 October 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 October 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 October 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 +128 396 £580 +16.00% 19
London +109 378 £600 +9.09% 18
UK excluding London +35 44 £488 +4.84% 2
Scotland +16 17 £550 +18.28% 1
South East -3 13 £200 -57.89%
Northern Ireland -42 9 £253 +228.90%
North of England +65 5 - -
Yorkshire - 5 - -

For the 6 months to 23 October 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.

1 211 (50.00%) Finance
2 179 (42.42%) Reuters
3 146 (34.60%) Windows
4 139 (32.94%) Front Office
5 136 (32.23%) Banking
6 103 (24.41%) Fixed Income
7 101 (23.93%) SQL
8 90 (21.33%) Microsoft
9 80 (18.96%) Windows 7
10 71 (16.82%) Electronic Trading
11 70 (16.59%) SQL Server
12 69 (16.35%) Agile Software Development
13 66 (15.64%) Citrix
13 66 (15.64%) Analytical Skills
14 64 (15.17%) ION Trading
15 63 (14.93%) Java
15 63 (14.93%) Microsoft Office
16 53 (12.56%) Asset Management
17 52 (12.32%) ION MarketView
17 52 (12.32%) Active Directory
18 49 (11.61%) SDLC
19 46 (10.90%) Investment Banking
19 46 (10.90%) FIX Protocol
20 45 (10.66%) Tradeweb
20 45 (10.66%) Eikon
21 44 (10.43%) Investment Management
21 44 (10.43%) Unix
22 43 (10.19%) FactSet
23 40 (9.48%) Microsoft Excel
23 40 (9.48%) Blackberry

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 (4.50%) IBM Notes
2 15 (3.55%) MS Exchange
3 9 (2.13%) WebSphere
4 7 (1.66%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 7 (1.66%) SharePoint
5 6 (1.42%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (0.95%) Confluence
7 2 (0.47%) Apache
7 2 (0.47%) Apache Spark
7 2 (0.47%) Oracle Workflow
8 1 (0.24%) Apache Solr
8 1 (0.24%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.24%) JBoss
8 1 (0.24%) MTS
8 1 (0.24%) Mule
Applications
1 63 (14.93%) Microsoft Office
2 40 (9.48%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.71%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (0.71%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.47%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 52 (12.32%) ION MarketView
2 45 (10.66%) Eikon
3 33 (7.82%) Bloomberg TOMS
4 24 (5.69%) Markit EDM
5 20 (4.74%) Bloomberg AIM
6 15 (3.55%) thinkFolio
7 12 (2.84%) Temenos T24
8 7 (1.66%) Summit
9 6 (1.42%) Kondor
9 6 (1.42%) RMDS
10 5 (1.18%) Sentinel
11 4 (0.95%) SAP FSCM
12 3 (0.71%) Eagle PACE
12 3 (0.71%) LatentZero
13 2 (0.47%) BusinessWorks
14 1 (0.24%) LongView
14 1 (0.24%) Minerva
Cloud Services
1 20 (4.74%) Office 365
2 2 (0.47%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.47%) IaaS
2 2 (0.47%) PaaS
2 2 (0.47%) SaaS
3 1 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.24%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 1 (0.24%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 38 (9.00%) VPN
2 31 (7.35%) TCP/IP
3 16 (3.79%) Cisco IOS
3 16 (3.79%) DNS
4 13 (3.08%) LAN
4 13 (3.08%) WAN
5 12 (2.84%) FIX Connectivity
6 10 (2.37%) Firewall
7 7 (1.66%) Network Security
8 6 (1.42%) DHCP
8 6 (1.42%) Intrusion Detection
9 5 (1.18%) Multicast
9 5 (1.18%) Remote Desktop
9 5 (1.18%) VoIP
9 5 (1.18%) VSAN
10 2 (0.47%) Broadband
10 2 (0.47%) Cisco Nexus
10 2 (0.47%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 2 (0.47%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 2 (0.47%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 70 (16.59%) SQL Server
2 20 (4.74%) Relational Database
3 11 (2.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 9 (2.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 9 (2.13%) Sybase ASE
5 7 (1.66%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 6 (1.42%) Big Data
6 6 (1.42%) DB2
7 5 (1.18%) Data Warehouse
7 5 (1.18%) MS Access
7 5 (1.18%) SQL Server 2008
8 4 (0.95%) KDB
8 4 (0.95%) MarkLogic
8 4 (0.95%) NoSQL
8 4 (0.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (0.71%) RDBMS
9 3 (0.71%) SAP BW
10 2 (0.47%) DTS
11 1 (0.24%) MySQL
11 1 (0.24%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 29 (6.87%) Subversion
2 28 (6.64%) JIRA
3 23 (5.45%) TeamCity
4 20 (4.74%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 14 (3.32%) Sonatype Nexus
6 13 (3.08%) Maven
7 6 (1.42%) Git (software)
8 5 (1.18%) Team Foundation Server
9 4 (0.95%) ERwin
9 4 (0.95%) HP UFT
9 4 (0.95%) Robot Framework
9 4 (0.95%) Selenium
10 3 (0.71%) JUnit
11 2 (0.47%) Cucumber
11 2 (0.47%) JIRA Agile
11 2 (0.47%) jMock
11 2 (0.47%) Mockito
12 1 (0.24%) FishEye
12 1 (0.24%) Gradle
12 1 (0.24%) Hudson
General
1 211 (50.00%) Finance
2 139 (32.94%) Front Office
3 136 (32.23%) Banking
4 46 (10.90%) Investment Banking
5 30 (7.11%) Back Office
6 22 (5.21%) Financial Institution
7 13 (3.08%) Retail Banking
8 9 (2.13%) Telecoms
9 8 (1.90%) French Language
10 7 (1.66%) International Banking
11 6 (1.42%) Advertising
12 5 (1.18%) Legal
13 3 (0.71%) Pharmaceutical
14 2 (0.47%) Manufacturing
15 1 (0.24%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 110 (26.07%) Analyst
2 106 (25.12%) Developer
3 52 (12.32%) Business Analyst
4 49 (11.61%) Java Developer
5 41 (9.72%) Desktop Support
6 32 (7.58%) Support Analyst
6 32 (7.58%) Support Engineer
7 27 (6.40%) Consultant
8 26 (6.16%) Electronic Trading Developer
9 23 (5.45%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
10 22 (5.21%) Front Office Developer
11 18 (4.27%) Desktop Engineer
12 17 (4.03%) Desktop Support Engineer
12 17 (4.03%) SQL Developer
13 15 (3.55%) 2nd Line Support
13 15 (3.55%) Data Analyst
13 15 (3.55%) Project Manager
14 14 (3.32%) C# Developer
14 14 (3.32%) SQL Server Developer
15 13 (3.08%) Banking Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (10.90%) FIX Protocol
2 18 (4.27%) XML
3 14 (3.32%) Middleware
3 14 (3.32%) Rendezvous
3 14 (3.32%) WPF
4 13 (3.08%) .NET
5 11 (2.61%) Spring
6 10 (2.37%) JMS
7 9 (2.13%) WebSphere MQ
8 5 (1.18%) J2EE
8 5 (1.18%) WinForms
9 4 (0.95%) .NET Framework
9 4 (0.95%) Caliburn.Micro
9 4 (0.95%) LINQ
9 4 (0.95%) MSMQ
9 4 (0.95%) SonicMQ
9 4 (0.95%) WCF
9 4 (0.95%) XML Messaging
10 3 (0.71%) Kafka
10 3 (0.71%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 103 (24.41%) Fixed Income
2 66 (15.64%) Analytical Skills
3 40 (9.48%) Blackberry
4 38 (9.00%) Derivative
5 37 (8.77%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 36 (8.53%) Equities
7 16 (3.79%) BYOD
8 15 (3.55%) Reference Data
8 15 (3.55%) Video Conferencing
9 13 (3.08%) Management Information System
10 12 (2.84%) Hedge funds
10 12 (2.84%) iPad
11 10 (2.37%) iPhone
12 9 (2.13%) Data Centre
12 9 (2.13%) OTC Derivatives
12 9 (2.13%) SWIFT
13 6 (1.42%) Equity Derivative
14 4 (0.95%) Credit Derivative
14 4 (0.95%) N-Tier
14 4 (0.95%) Swaptions
Operating Systems
1 146 (34.60%) Windows
2 80 (18.96%) Windows 7
3 44 (10.43%) Unix
4 37 (8.77%) Windows 10
5 30 (7.11%) Windows Server
6 27 (6.40%) Linux
7 22 (5.21%) Android
8 16 (3.79%) Mac OS
9 13 (3.08%) Apple iOS
9 13 (3.08%) Windows Server 2012
10 8 (1.90%) Windows Server 2008
11 7 (1.66%) Windows 8
11 7 (1.66%) Windows XP
12 4 (0.95%) Mac OS X
13 3 (0.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 3 (0.71%) Solaris
13 3 (0.71%) Windows Mobile
14 2 (0.47%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (16.82%) Electronic Trading
2 69 (16.35%) Agile Software Development
3 53 (12.56%) Asset Management
4 49 (11.61%) SDLC
5 44 (10.43%) Investment Management
6 40 (9.48%) Business Analysis
7 39 (9.24%) Multithreading
8 32 (7.58%) ITIL
9 30 (7.11%) Low Latency
10 28 (6.64%) TDD
11 26 (6.16%) Analytics
11 26 (6.16%) Continuous Integration
11 26 (6.16%) Migration
12 25 (5.92%) OO
13 24 (5.69%) Test Automation
14 22 (5.21%) User Acceptance Testing
15 21 (4.98%) Data Modelling
16 20 (4.74%) Change Management
17 18 (4.27%) Scrum
18 16 (3.79%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 101 (23.93%) SQL
2 63 (14.93%) Java
3 34 (8.06%) C#
4 25 (5.92%) VBA
5 18 (4.27%) C++
6 16 (3.79%) Python
7 11 (2.61%) R
8 9 (2.13%) JavaScript
8 9 (2.13%) Shell Script
9 8 (1.90%) PowerShell
10 7 (1.66%) C
10 7 (1.66%) Perl
11 6 (1.42%) VB
12 4 (0.95%) Tcl
12 4 (0.95%) T-SQL
13 2 (0.47%) AWK
13 2 (0.47%) Bash Shell
13 2 (0.47%) Groovy
13 2 (0.47%) TypeScript
14 1 (0.24%) Scala
Qualifications
1 21 (4.98%) Degree
2 15 (3.55%) MCSE
2 15 (3.55%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (1.66%) MCDST
4 6 (1.42%) MCSA
5 4 (0.95%) ISEB
5 4 (0.95%) PMP
6 3 (0.71%) Computer Science Degree
6 3 (0.71%) ISTQB
6 3 (0.71%) MCP
7 2 (0.47%) CCNA
7 2 (0.47%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (0.47%) CISSP
7 2 (0.47%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (0.47%) PMI Certification
7 2 (0.47%) SC Cleared
7 2 (0.47%) Security Cleared
8 1 (0.24%) A+ Certification
8 1 (0.24%) CCIE
8 1 (0.24%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (8.29%) MiFID
2 19 (4.50%) QA
3 17 (4.03%) SLA
4 9 (2.13%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.71%) EMIR
5 3 (0.71%) Solvency II
6 2 (0.47%) COBIT
6 2 (0.47%) Dodd-Frank
6 2 (0.47%) PMO
7 1 (0.24%) ISO 20022
7 1 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.24%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 52 (12.32%) Active Directory
2 19 (4.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (3.55%) Virtual Desktop
4 10 (2.37%) Microsoft App-V
5 5 (1.18%) VMware Workstation
6 3 (0.71%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.24%) Docker
7 1 (0.24%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.24%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 25 (5.92%) SCCM
2 6 (1.42%) DameWare
3 5 (1.18%) AirWatch
3 5 (1.18%) HP Quality Center
4 4 (0.95%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 3 (0.71%) ITRS Geneos
6 2 (0.47%) Nessus
7 1 (0.24%) Thomson Reuters DACS
7 1 (0.24%) yum
Vendors
1 179 (42.42%) Reuters
2 90 (21.33%) Microsoft
3 66 (15.64%) Citrix
4 64 (15.17%) ION Trading
5 45 (10.66%) Tradeweb
6 43 (10.19%) FactSet
7 39 (9.24%) Oracle
8 36 (8.53%) Charles River
9 34 (8.06%) VMware
10 33 (7.82%) Cisco
11 27 (6.40%) Fidessa
12 20 (4.74%) Perforce
13 19 (4.50%) Lotus
13 19 (4.50%) Sybase
13 19 (4.50%) TIBCO
14 18 (4.27%) IBM
15 14 (3.32%) Murex
16 13 (3.08%) Calypso
16 13 (3.08%) HP
17 12 (2.84%) Temenos