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 May 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
3 months to
23 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 440 512 523
Rank change year-on-year +72 +11  
Contract jobs citing Bloomberg 141 138 104
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.31% 0.26% 0.19%
As % of the Vendors category 0.72% 0.58% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 109 118 64
Median daily rate £575 £500 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.00% +33.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £199 £210 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £700 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £463 £500 £289
% change year-on-year -7.50% +73.16%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 2
Median hourly rate £17.81 £21.34 £18.34
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.55% +16.35%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.09 £21.34 £18.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.52 £21.34 £18.63
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 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 19577 23800 24676
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 43.68% 44.52% 44.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 11901 14645 14199
Median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.93% +1.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £253 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £560 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £370
% change year-on-year +3.89% +4.05%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 638 797 1129
Median hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +11.11%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £10.73 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £43.00 £40.15
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +11.11%  

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 May 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
Top 16 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 May 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 +41 127 £600 +20.00% 25
London +30 123 £600 +9.09% 25
City of London 0 28 £573 +4.09% 12
Edinburgh - 7 £550 -
Scotland - 7 £550 -
Northern Ireland - 6 £78 -
County Antrim - 6 £78 -
Belfast - 6 £78 -
Docklands, London - 6 £613 -
Canary Wharf +5 3 £650 +170.83%
Yorkshire - 3 - -
Leeds - 3 - -
West Yorkshire - 3 - -
South East +12 1 - -
Westminster - 1 £400 -
Hampshire - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 23 May 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.

1 138 (53.28%) Reuters
2 117 (45.17%) Banking
3 110 (42.47%) Finance
4 81 (31.27%) SQL
5 73 (28.19%) Front Office
6 69 (26.64%) Windows
7 62 (23.94%) Investment Banking
8 55 (21.24%) Agile Software Development
9 52 (20.08%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 46 (17.76%) Unix
10 46 (17.76%) Windows 7
11 39 (15.06%) Python
11 39 (15.06%) Fixed Income
12 38 (14.67%) Asset Management
13 37 (14.29%) C#
14 35 (13.51%) Microsoft Office
14 35 (13.51%) Citrix
15 34 (13.13%) Microsoft
15 34 (13.13%) Linux
16 32 (12.36%) Microsoft Excel
16 32 (12.36%) SQL Server
17 31 (11.97%) Oracle
18 30 (11.58%) Java
19 29 (11.20%) Derivative
19 29 (11.20%) Degree
20 27 (10.42%) FIX Protocol
20 27 (10.42%) Electronic Trading
21 24 (9.27%) Spreadsheet
21 24 (9.27%) Equities
22 23 (8.88%) 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 18 (6.95%) IBM Notes
2 7 (2.70%) WebSphere
3 4 (1.54%) Confluence
3 4 (1.54%) WebLogic
4 3 (1.16%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 3 (1.16%) MTS
5 2 (0.77%) Apache
5 2 (0.77%) Apache Spark
5 2 (0.77%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (0.39%) DataSynapse
6 1 (0.39%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.39%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.39%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 35 (13.51%) Microsoft Office
2 32 (12.36%) Microsoft Excel
3 24 (9.27%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.77%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.77%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.39%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 19 (7.34%) Bloomberg AIM
2 18 (6.95%) ION MarketView
3 17 (6.56%) Eikon
4 14 (5.41%) thinkFolio
5 9 (3.47%) Bloomberg TOMS
6 8 (3.09%) Markit EDM
7 4 (1.54%) Murex MxG2000
8 3 (1.16%) SAP FSCM
8 3 (1.16%) Sentinel
8 3 (1.16%) Summit
9 2 (0.77%) BondVision
9 2 (0.77%) FINCAD Analytics
9 2 (0.77%) RMDS
9 2 (0.77%) Sophis RISQUE
10 1 (0.39%) IntelliMatch
10 1 (0.39%) LatentZero
10 1 (0.39%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 10 (3.86%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (1.93%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (1.54%) Office 365
4 2 (0.77%) IaaS
4 2 (0.77%) PaaS
4 2 (0.77%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (5.79%) TCP/IP
2 14 (5.41%) Cisco IOS
2 14 (5.41%) VPN
3 7 (2.70%) DNS
4 6 (2.32%) FIX Connectivity
4 6 (2.32%) Multicast
5 5 (1.93%) Firewall
6 4 (1.54%) Network Security
6 4 (1.54%) SAN
7 3 (1.16%) BGP
7 3 (1.16%) Cisco Nexus
7 3 (1.16%) DMZ
7 3 (1.16%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 3 (1.16%) MPLS
7 3 (1.16%) OSPF
7 3 (1.16%) WAN
7 3 (1.16%) Wireless
8 2 (0.77%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 2 (0.77%) H.323
8 2 (0.77%) NX-OS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (12.36%) SQL Server
2 13 (5.02%) KDB
3 8 (3.09%) Big Data
3 8 (3.09%) Relational Database
3 8 (3.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 7 (2.70%) NoSQL
4 7 (2.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 6 (2.32%) Hadoop
5 6 (2.32%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 6 (2.32%) PostgreSQL
6 5 (1.93%) SQL Server 2008
7 4 (1.54%) MarkLogic
7 4 (1.54%) MS Access
7 4 (1.54%) Oracle Database
8 3 (1.16%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (1.16%) SAP BW
8 3 (1.16%) Sybase ASE
9 2 (0.77%) Apache Cassandra
9 2 (0.77%) Oracle Database 12c
9 2 (0.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 10 (3.86%) JIRA
2 5 (1.93%) Maven
2 5 (1.93%) Subversion
3 4 (1.54%) ERwin
3 4 (1.54%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
4 3 (1.16%) JUnit
4 3 (1.16%) Mockito
4 3 (1.16%) Moq
4 3 (1.16%) MSTest
4 3 (1.16%) NUnit
4 3 (1.16%) Rhino Mocks
4 3 (1.16%) Selenium
5 2 (0.77%) Git (software)
5 2 (0.77%) Gradle
5 2 (0.77%) HP UFT
6 1 (0.39%) Apache Ivy
6 1 (0.39%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.39%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.39%) JBehave
6 1 (0.39%) jMock
General
1 117 (45.17%) Banking
2 110 (42.47%) Finance
3 73 (28.19%) Front Office
4 62 (23.94%) Investment Banking
5 15 (5.79%) Back Office
6 13 (5.02%) Retail
7 12 (4.63%) Retail Banking
8 7 (2.70%) Legal
9 6 (2.32%) Financial Institution
10 3 (1.16%) Mandarin Language
10 3 (1.16%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.77%) Corporate Banking
11 2 (0.77%) Law
11 2 (0.77%) Publishing
12 1 (0.39%) Advertising
12 1 (0.39%) Spanish Language
12 1 (0.39%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 78 (30.12%) Developer
2 67 (25.87%) Analyst
3 38 (14.67%) Business Analyst
4 26 (10.04%) Python Developer
5 21 (8.11%) C# Developer
5 21 (8.11%) Java Developer
6 18 (6.95%) Quantitative Developer
7 16 (6.18%) Desktop Support
7 16 (6.18%) SQL Developer
8 13 (5.02%) Support Engineer
9 12 (4.63%) 2nd Line Support
9 12 (4.63%) Consultant
9 12 (4.63%) Project Manager
10 11 (4.25%) Support Analyst
11 10 (3.86%) .NET Developer
11 10 (3.86%) Front Office Developer
11 10 (3.86%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
11 10 (3.86%) IT Analyst
12 9 (3.47%) Front Office Business Analyst
12 9 (3.47%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (10.42%) FIX Protocol
2 19 (7.34%) .NET
3 13 (5.02%) Spring
4 10 (3.86%) WPF
5 9 (3.47%) JMS
5 9 (3.47%) XML
6 8 (3.09%) Web Services
7 7 (2.70%) REST
8 6 (2.32%) HTML
8 6 (2.32%) HTML5
8 6 (2.32%) Java SE
8 6 (2.32%) XSLT
9 5 (1.93%) Hibernate
9 5 (1.93%) Murex MxML
9 5 (1.93%) Rendezvous
9 5 (1.93%) WCF
10 4 (1.54%) JNI
10 4 (1.54%) Middleware
10 4 (1.54%) Spring Integration
10 4 (1.54%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 52 (20.08%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 39 (15.06%) Fixed Income
3 29 (11.20%) Derivative
4 24 (9.27%) Equities
5 23 (8.88%) Blackberry
6 17 (6.56%) Analytical Skills
7 14 (5.41%) iPad
8 13 (5.02%) Data Centre
9 12 (4.63%) BYOD
9 12 (4.63%) Equity Derivative
10 11 (4.25%) Reference Data
11 8 (3.09%) Hedge funds
12 7 (2.70%) iPhone
13 6 (2.32%) Fintech
14 4 (1.54%) Management Information System
15 3 (1.16%) CMDB
15 3 (1.16%) Computer Science
15 3 (1.16%) OTC Derivatives
15 3 (1.16%) PMI
15 3 (1.16%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 69 (26.64%) Windows
2 46 (17.76%) Unix
2 46 (17.76%) Windows 7
3 34 (13.13%) Linux
4 16 (6.18%) Windows Server
5 14 (5.41%) Mac OS
6 12 (4.63%) Android
7 8 (3.09%) Solaris
8 7 (2.70%) AIX
8 7 (2.70%) Windows 10
8 7 (2.70%) Windows 8
8 7 (2.70%) Windows XP
9 6 (2.32%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (1.16%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.39%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (21.24%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (14.67%) Asset Management
3 27 (10.42%) Electronic Trading
4 16 (6.18%) Analytics
4 16 (6.18%) Data Modelling
5 15 (5.79%) Low Latency
5 15 (5.79%) Multithreading
6 14 (5.41%) ITIL
7 13 (5.02%) Investment Management
7 13 (5.02%) Migration
7 13 (5.02%) OO
7 13 (5.02%) Project Management
8 12 (4.63%) Business Analysis
9 11 (4.25%) High Availability
9 11 (4.25%) Risk Management
9 11 (4.25%) SDLC
9 11 (4.25%) Stakeholder Management
10 10 (3.86%) Mathematics
11 9 (3.47%) Algorithmic Trading
11 9 (3.47%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 81 (31.27%) SQL
2 39 (15.06%) Python
3 37 (14.29%) C#
4 30 (11.58%) Java
5 22 (8.49%) VBA
6 15 (5.79%) C++
7 14 (5.41%) PowerShell
8 7 (2.70%) Perl
9 6 (2.32%) JavaScript
9 6 (2.32%) Shell Script
10 4 (1.54%) PL/SQL
11 3 (1.16%) MATLAB
11 3 (1.16%) Scala
11 3 (1.16%) T-SQL
12 2 (0.77%) C
12 2 (0.77%) Groovy
12 2 (0.77%) R
12 2 (0.77%) VB
13 1 (0.39%) AWK
13 1 (0.39%) Korn
Qualifications
1 29 (11.20%) Degree
2 19 (7.34%) PhD
3 5 (1.93%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (1.16%) CFA
4 3 (1.16%) PMI Certification
5 2 (0.77%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (0.77%) ISEB
5 2 (0.77%) ISTQB
5 2 (0.77%) MCSA
5 2 (0.77%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (0.77%) SC Cleared
5 2 (0.77%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.39%) CCNP
6 1 (0.39%) CCSA
6 1 (0.39%) MBA
6 1 (0.39%) MCP
6 1 (0.39%) MCSE
6 1 (0.39%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (7.34%) MiFID
2 12 (4.63%) QA
3 11 (4.25%) SLA
4 3 (1.16%) PMO
5 2 (0.77%) COBIT
6 1 (0.39%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.39%) EMIR
6 1 (0.39%) Solvency II
System Software
1 15 (5.79%) Active Directory
2 10 (3.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (2.32%) Oracle RAC
4 3 (1.16%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (1.16%) XenApp
5 2 (0.77%) ProxySG
6 1 (0.39%) IAG
6 1 (0.39%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 5 (1.93%) SCCM
2 3 (1.16%) Control-M
2 3 (1.16%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (1.16%) ThinApp
2 3 (1.16%) Thomson Reuters DACS
3 2 (0.77%) ITRS Geneos
3 2 (0.77%) Nessus
3 2 (0.77%) OpenView
4 1 (0.39%) AirWatch
4 1 (0.39%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (0.39%) Pingdom
4 1 (0.39%) vCenter Server
4 1 (0.39%) WhatsUp Gold
4 1 (0.39%) yum
Vendors
1 138 (53.28%) Reuters
2 35 (13.51%) Citrix
3 34 (13.13%) Microsoft
4 31 (11.97%) Oracle
5 21 (8.11%) HP
6 20 (7.72%) Charles River
7 19 (7.34%) Cisco
7 19 (7.34%) ION Trading
8 18 (6.95%) Lotus
9 17 (6.56%) Murex
9 17 (6.56%) Sybase
10 14 (5.41%) IBM
10 14 (5.41%) VMware
11 13 (5.02%) FactSet
11 13 (5.02%) Fidessa
12 10 (3.86%) Calypso
12 10 (3.86%) FXall
12 10 (3.86%) Tradeweb
13 8 (3.09%) TIBCO
14 7 (2.70%) Dell
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