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 June 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 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 445 528 550
Rank change year-on-year +83 +22  
Contract jobs citing Bloomberg 159 115 89
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.34% 0.21% 0.16%
As % of the Vendors category 0.78% 0.48% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 98 57
Median daily rate £575 £550 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.54% +15.78%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £200 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £700 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £428 £475 £500
% change year-on-year -10.00% -5.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 2
Median hourly rate £20.70 - £17.98
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 20514 24183 25039
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 43.82% 44.94% 44.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 12454 14905 14646
Median daily rate £425 £400 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +1.26%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £361
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 709 826 1130
Median hourly rate £18.70 £20.00 £18.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.50% +5.93%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.50 £11.17
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year -14.63% +10.81%  

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 June 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 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 June 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 +56 138 £600 +9.09% 32
London +45 134 £600 +4.34% 32
City of London +5 26 £563 - 13
Northern Ireland - 11 £178 -
County Antrim - 11 £178 -
Belfast - 11 £178 -
Edinburgh - 9 £550 -
Scotland - 9 £550 -
Docklands, London - 7 £613 -
Leeds - 3 - -
West Yorkshire - 3 - -
Yorkshire - 3 - -
Canary Wharf +1 1 £588 +144.79%
South East -8 1 - -
Westminster - 1 £400 -
Hampshire - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 23 June 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.

1 142 (50.18%) Reuters
2 126 (44.52%) Finance
3 116 (40.99%) Banking
4 98 (34.63%) SQL
5 89 (31.45%) Front Office
6 66 (23.32%) Windows
7 64 (22.61%) Investment Banking
8 62 (21.91%) Agile Software Development
9 51 (18.02%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 51 (18.02%) Fixed Income
10 46 (16.25%) Unix
11 42 (14.84%) SQL Server
11 42 (14.84%) Asset Management
11 42 (14.84%) Windows 7
12 40 (14.13%) C#
13 39 (13.78%) Microsoft Excel
13 39 (13.78%) Electronic Trading
14 38 (13.43%) Microsoft
15 37 (13.07%) Python
15 37 (13.07%) Java
16 35 (12.37%) Oracle
17 34 (12.01%) Linux
17 34 (12.01%) Citrix
18 33 (11.66%) Microsoft Office
18 33 (11.66%) Equities
19 31 (10.95%) FIX Protocol
20 29 (10.25%) Degree
20 29 (10.25%) Derivative
21 27 (9.54%) Multithreading
21 27 (9.54%) VBA

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 13 (4.59%) IBM Notes
2 6 (2.12%) WebSphere
3 4 (1.41%) Confluence
3 4 (1.41%) WebLogic
4 3 (1.06%) MTS
5 2 (0.71%) Apache
5 2 (0.71%) Apache Spark
5 2 (0.71%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (0.71%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (0.35%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.35%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 39 (13.78%) Microsoft Excel
2 33 (11.66%) Microsoft Office
3 18 (6.36%) Spreadsheet
4 4 (1.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (1.41%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 25 (8.83%) ION MarketView
2 21 (7.42%) Bloomberg AIM
3 18 (6.36%) Eikon
4 16 (5.65%) thinkFolio
5 14 (4.95%) Bloomberg TOMS
6 12 (4.24%) Markit EDM
7 4 (1.41%) Murex MxG2000
7 4 (1.41%) Summit
8 3 (1.06%) SAP FSCM
8 3 (1.06%) Sentinel
9 2 (0.71%) BondVision
9 2 (0.71%) Eagle PACE
9 2 (0.71%) FINCAD Analytics
9 2 (0.71%) RMDS
10 1 (0.35%) IntelliMatch
10 1 (0.35%) LatentZero
10 1 (0.35%) Remedy ITSM
10 1 (0.35%) Sophis RISQUE
Cloud Services
1 10 (3.53%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (2.12%) Office 365
3 5 (1.77%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.71%) IaaS
4 2 (0.71%) PaaS
4 2 (0.71%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (5.65%) TCP/IP
1 16 (5.65%) VPN
2 14 (4.95%) Cisco IOS
3 7 (2.47%) DNS
3 7 (2.47%) FIX Connectivity
4 4 (1.41%) Multicast
4 4 (1.41%) Remote Desktop
4 4 (1.41%) SAN
5 3 (1.06%) Firewall
5 3 (1.06%) Network Security
6 2 (0.71%) DMZ
7 1 (0.35%) BGP
7 1 (0.35%) DHCP
7 1 (0.35%) ISDN
7 1 (0.35%) LAN
7 1 (0.35%) MGCP
7 1 (0.35%) MPLS
7 1 (0.35%) OSPF
7 1 (0.35%) VoIP
7 1 (0.35%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (14.84%) SQL Server
2 14 (4.95%) KDB
3 11 (3.89%) Relational Database
3 11 (3.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 11 (3.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 9 (3.18%) Big Data
5 8 (2.83%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 6 (2.12%) Hadoop
6 6 (2.12%) PostgreSQL
6 6 (2.12%) SQL Server 2008
6 6 (2.12%) Sybase ASE
7 4 (1.41%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (1.41%) DB2
7 4 (1.41%) MarkLogic
7 4 (1.41%) MS Access
8 3 (1.06%) Oracle Database
8 3 (1.06%) SAP BW
8 3 (1.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (0.71%) Apache Cassandra
9 2 (0.71%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 8 (2.83%) JIRA
1 8 (2.83%) Subversion
2 6 (2.12%) TeamCity
2 6 (2.12%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 4 (1.41%) ERwin
3 4 (1.41%) HP UFT
3 4 (1.41%) Maven
3 4 (1.41%) Selenium
3 4 (1.41%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
4 3 (1.06%) JUnit
4 3 (1.06%) Moq
4 3 (1.06%) MSTest
4 3 (1.06%) NUnit
4 3 (1.06%) Rhino Mocks
5 2 (0.71%) Cucumber
5 2 (0.71%) Gradle
5 2 (0.71%) Mockito
6 1 (0.35%) Apache Ivy
6 1 (0.35%) JBehave
6 1 (0.35%) jMock
General
1 126 (44.52%) Finance
2 116 (40.99%) Banking
3 89 (31.45%) Front Office
4 64 (22.61%) Investment Banking
5 16 (5.65%) Back Office
6 9 (3.18%) Retail
7 8 (2.83%) Retail Banking
8 6 (2.12%) Financial Institution
8 6 (2.12%) Legal
9 3 (1.06%) Mandarin Language
9 3 (1.06%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.71%) Publishing
11 1 (0.35%) Advertising
11 1 (0.35%) Corporate Banking
11 1 (0.35%) French Language
11 1 (0.35%) Spanish Language
11 1 (0.35%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 81 (28.62%) Developer
2 72 (25.44%) Analyst
3 45 (15.90%) Business Analyst
4 27 (9.54%) Java Developer
5 23 (8.13%) Python Developer
6 18 (6.36%) C# Developer
6 18 (6.36%) Desktop Support
6 18 (6.36%) Quantitative Developer
6 18 (6.36%) SQL Developer
7 15 (5.30%) Consultant
8 14 (4.95%) Front Office Developer
8 14 (4.95%) Project Manager
9 12 (4.24%) .NET Developer
9 12 (4.24%) Architect
9 12 (4.24%) Support Analyst
10 10 (3.53%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
10 10 (3.53%) IT Analyst
10 10 (3.53%) Solutions Architect
11 9 (3.18%) 2nd Line Support
11 9 (3.18%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (10.95%) FIX Protocol
2 21 (7.42%) .NET
3 13 (4.59%) WPF
4 12 (4.24%) Spring
5 10 (3.53%) XML
6 9 (3.18%) JMS
6 9 (3.18%) Rendezvous
7 7 (2.47%) Web Services
8 6 (2.12%) HTML
8 6 (2.12%) HTML5
8 6 (2.12%) Java SE
8 6 (2.12%) REST
9 5 (1.77%) Hibernate
9 5 (1.77%) Murex MxML
9 5 (1.77%) WCF
9 5 (1.77%) WinForms
9 5 (1.77%) XSLT
10 4 (1.41%) Java EE
10 4 (1.41%) Middleware
10 4 (1.41%) Murex Flex
Miscellaneous
1 51 (18.02%) Fixed Income
1 51 (18.02%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 33 (11.66%) Equities
3 29 (10.25%) Derivative
4 26 (9.19%) Analytical Skills
5 20 (7.07%) Blackberry
6 15 (5.30%) Reference Data
7 13 (4.59%) BYOD
8 12 (4.24%) Data Centre
8 12 (4.24%) Equity Derivative
9 9 (3.18%) Hedge funds
9 9 (3.18%) iPad
10 6 (2.12%) Fintech
10 6 (2.12%) OTC Derivatives
11 4 (1.41%) Data Structures
11 4 (1.41%) Management Information System
12 3 (1.06%) CMDB
12 3 (1.06%) PMI
12 3 (1.06%) SWIFT
12 3 (1.06%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 66 (23.32%) Windows
2 46 (16.25%) Unix
3 42 (14.84%) Windows 7
4 34 (12.01%) Linux
5 14 (4.95%) Mac OS
6 13 (4.59%) Android
7 11 (3.89%) Windows 10
7 11 (3.89%) Windows Server
8 8 (2.83%) Solaris
9 7 (2.47%) AIX
9 7 (2.47%) Windows 8
10 3 (1.06%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.35%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.35%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.35%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (21.91%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (14.84%) Asset Management
3 39 (13.78%) Electronic Trading
4 27 (9.54%) Multithreading
5 23 (8.13%) Investment Management
5 23 (8.13%) Low Latency
6 22 (7.77%) Data Modelling
6 22 (7.77%) SDLC
7 19 (6.71%) Business Analysis
7 19 (6.71%) Migration
8 16 (5.65%) Analytics
9 15 (5.30%) Project Management
10 14 (4.95%) OO
11 13 (4.59%) ITIL
12 12 (4.24%) High Availability
12 12 (4.24%) Stakeholder Management
12 12 (4.24%) User Acceptance Testing
13 11 (3.89%) Data Management
13 11 (3.89%) Mathematics
13 11 (3.89%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 98 (34.63%) SQL
2 40 (14.13%) C#
3 37 (13.07%) Java
3 37 (13.07%) Python
4 27 (9.54%) VBA
5 18 (6.36%) C++
6 10 (3.53%) PowerShell
7 6 (2.12%) Perl
7 6 (2.12%) Shell Script
8 5 (1.77%) JavaScript
8 5 (1.77%) R
8 5 (1.77%) T-SQL
9 4 (1.41%) PL/SQL
9 4 (1.41%) VB
10 3 (1.06%) C
10 3 (1.06%) MATLAB
11 2 (0.71%) Groovy
12 1 (0.35%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.35%) Korn
12 1 (0.35%) Scala
Qualifications
1 29 (10.25%) Degree
2 15 (5.30%) PhD
3 4 (1.41%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (1.06%) CFA
4 3 (1.06%) ISEB
4 3 (1.06%) ISTQB
4 3 (1.06%) PMI Certification
5 2 (0.71%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (0.71%) MCSA
5 2 (0.71%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (0.71%) SC Cleared
5 2 (0.71%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.35%) CCNA
6 1 (0.35%) CCNP
6 1 (0.35%) Master's Degree
6 1 (0.35%) MBA
6 1 (0.35%) MCP
6 1 (0.35%) MCSE
6 1 (0.35%) MOS
6 1 (0.35%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (8.13%) MiFID
2 16 (5.65%) QA
3 11 (3.89%) SLA
4 7 (2.47%) Data Quality
5 3 (1.06%) PMO
6 2 (0.71%) COBIT
6 2 (0.71%) Solvency II
7 1 (0.35%) Dodd-Frank
7 1 (0.35%) EMIR
System Software
1 19 (6.71%) Active Directory
2 10 (3.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (2.12%) Oracle RAC
4 5 (1.77%) Microsoft App-V
5 4 (1.41%) XenApp
6 1 (0.35%) IAG
6 1 (0.35%) ProxySG
6 1 (0.35%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 8 (2.83%) SCCM
2 3 (1.06%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (1.06%) ThinApp
2 3 (1.06%) Thomson Reuters DACS
3 2 (0.71%) Control-M
3 2 (0.71%) ITRS Geneos
3 2 (0.71%) Nessus
3 2 (0.71%) OpenView
4 1 (0.35%) AirWatch
4 1 (0.35%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (0.35%) vCenter Server
4 1 (0.35%) yum
Vendors
1 142 (50.18%) Reuters
2 38 (13.43%) Microsoft
3 35 (12.37%) Oracle
4 34 (12.01%) Citrix
5 26 (9.19%) ION Trading
6 24 (8.48%) Sybase
7 22 (7.77%) HP
8 21 (7.42%) Cisco
9 19 (6.71%) Murex
10 18 (6.36%) Charles River
10 18 (6.36%) Fidessa
11 17 (6.01%) FactSet
11 17 (6.01%) Tradeweb
12 16 (5.65%) IBM
13 13 (4.59%) Calypso
13 13 (4.59%) Lotus
13 13 (4.59%) VMware
14 12 (4.24%) TIBCO
15 10 (3.53%) FXall
16 7 (2.47%) Dell
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