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 28 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.

Bloomberg
UK
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 486 477 488
Rank change year-on-year -9 +11  
Contract jobs citing Bloomberg 122 164 154
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.27% 0.31% 0.29%
As % of the Vendors category 0.61% 0.70% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 121 84
Median daily rate £600 £450 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +33.33% -5.26%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £200 £206
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 19880 23441 24407
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 44.09% 43.75% 45.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 12294 14240 13819
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 £555 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 708 804 1038
Median hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.25% +11.42%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.80 £10.73 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £50.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.25 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -14.47% +11.76%  

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 28 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Bloomberg.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Bloomberg in the UK

Bloomberg
Top 11 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 28 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
London -10 116 £600 +43.28% 24
England -15 116 £600 +29.72% 24
City of London -12 29 £550 +39.68% 12
Belfast - 4 £435 -
County Antrim - 4 £435 -
Northern Ireland - 4 £435 -
Canary Wharf - 2 £750 -
Scotland +24 1 £675 +575.00%
Edinburgh - 1 £675 -
Westminster - 1 £400 -
Uxbridge - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 28 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.

1 144 (57.60%) Reuters
2 115 (46.00%) Banking
3 108 (43.20%) Finance
4 78 (31.20%) Windows
5 72 (28.80%) SQL
6 62 (24.80%) Investment Banking
7 56 (22.40%) Front Office
8 49 (19.60%) Windows 7
9 47 (18.80%) Agile Software Development
10 44 (17.60%) Unix
11 41 (16.40%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 40 (16.00%) Python
13 39 (15.60%) Asset Management
14 37 (14.80%) MS Office
15 35 (14.00%) C#
16 33 (13.20%) Linux
17 31 (12.40%) Fixed Income
17 31 (12.40%) Microsoft
18 30 (12.00%) Windows Server
19 28 (11.20%) Citrix
20 27 (10.80%) Derivative
20 27 (10.80%) Spreadsheet
20 27 (10.80%) VBA
21 26 (10.40%) Oracle
21 26 (10.40%) SQL Server
21 26 (10.40%) Java
22 25 (10.00%) Blackberry
23 23 (9.20%) Electronic Trading
24 22 (8.80%) Degree
24 22 (8.80%) FIX Protocol

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 (7.20%) IBM Notes
2 7 (2.80%) WebSphere
3 4 (1.60%) WebLogic
4 3 (1.20%) DataSynapse
5 2 (0.80%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (0.80%) Confluence
5 2 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (0.80%) MS Exchange
5 2 (0.80%) MTS
5 2 (0.80%) Oracle Workflow
5 2 (0.80%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.40%) Apache
6 1 (0.40%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.40%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.40%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 37 (14.80%) MS Office
2 27 (10.80%) Spreadsheet
3 18 (7.20%) MS Excel
4 1 (0.40%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 18 (7.20%) Eikon
2 10 (4.00%) ION MarketView
2 10 (4.00%) thinkFolio
3 5 (2.00%) Bloomberg TOMS
4 4 (1.60%) Murex MxG2000
5 3 (1.20%) SAP FSCM
6 2 (0.80%) BondVision
6 2 (0.80%) FINCAD Analytics
6 2 (0.80%) Markit EDM
6 2 (0.80%) Sophis RISQUE
7 1 (0.40%) Dynamics CRM
7 1 (0.40%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 9 (3.60%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (2.00%) Office 365
3 4 (1.60%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.40%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (0.40%) IaaS
4 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.40%) OneDrive
4 1 (0.40%) PaaS
4 1 (0.40%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (5.20%) TCP/IP
2 12 (4.80%) Firewall
3 11 (4.40%) VPN
4 9 (3.60%) DNS
5 8 (3.20%) Cisco IOS
6 5 (2.00%) DHCP
6 5 (2.00%) HTTP
7 4 (1.60%) BGP
7 4 (1.60%) Cisco Nexus
7 4 (1.60%) FIX Connectivity
7 4 (1.60%) OSPF
7 4 (1.60%) WAN
8 3 (1.20%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 3 (1.20%) LAN
8 3 (1.20%) MPLS
8 3 (1.20%) Multicast
8 3 (1.20%) Remote Desktop
8 3 (1.20%) VoIP
8 3 (1.20%) Wireless
9 2 (0.80%) ISDN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (10.40%) SQL Server
2 12 (4.80%) KDB
3 9 (3.60%) Big Data
4 7 (2.80%) NoSQL
5 6 (2.40%) Oracle Database
5 6 (2.40%) Relational Database
6 5 (2.00%) Hadoop
6 5 (2.00%) SQL Server 2008
7 4 (1.60%) MarkLogic
7 4 (1.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (1.20%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (1.20%) MS Access
8 3 (1.20%) Oracle Database 11g
8 3 (1.20%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (1.20%) RDBMS
8 3 (1.20%) SAP BW
9 2 (0.80%) Oracle Database 12c
9 2 (0.80%) Oracle Exadata
9 2 (0.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 1 (0.40%) Kdb+
Development Applications
1 8 (3.20%) JIRA
2 4 (1.60%) ERwin
2 4 (1.60%) Git (software)
2 4 (1.60%) Subversion
2 4 (1.60%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
3 3 (1.20%) Moq
3 3 (1.20%) MSTest
3 3 (1.20%) NUnit
3 3 (1.20%) Rhino Mocks
4 2 (0.80%) JUnit
4 2 (0.80%) Maven
4 2 (0.80%) Mockito
5 1 (0.40%) Apache Ivy
5 1 (0.40%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (0.40%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (0.40%) Toad
General
1 115 (46.00%) Banking
2 108 (43.20%) Finance
3 62 (24.80%) Investment Banking
4 56 (22.40%) Front Office
5 15 (6.00%) Retail
6 13 (5.20%) Retail Banking
7 9 (3.60%) Legal
8 7 (2.80%) Back Office
9 4 (1.60%) Financial Institution
10 3 (1.20%) Corporate Banking
10 3 (1.20%) Mandarin Language
10 3 (1.20%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.80%) Law
11 2 (0.80%) Publishing
11 2 (0.80%) Spanish Language
11 2 (0.80%) Telecoms
12 1 (0.40%) Advertising
12 1 (0.40%) French Language
Job Titles
1 85 (34.00%) Analyst
2 77 (30.80%) Developer
3 32 (12.80%) Business Analyst
4 28 (11.20%) Python Developer
5 27 (10.80%) Desktop Support
6 22 (8.80%) Support Analyst
7 21 (8.40%) C# Developer
8 20 (8.00%) SQL Developer
9 19 (7.60%) Data Analyst
10 17 (6.80%) Quantitative Developer
11 16 (6.40%) 2nd Line Support
11 16 (6.40%) Java Developer
12 15 (6.00%) Support Engineer
13 13 (5.20%) Architect
14 12 (4.80%) Desktop Analyst
14 12 (4.80%) Solutions Architect
15 11 (4.40%) Desktop Support Analyst
15 11 (4.40%) Risk Analyst
16 10 (4.00%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
16 10 (4.00%) Deskside Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (8.80%) FIX Protocol
2 19 (7.60%) .NET
3 12 (4.80%) XML
4 10 (4.00%) Web Services
5 9 (3.60%) Spring
6 8 (3.20%) WPF
7 6 (2.40%) REST
7 6 (2.40%) XSLT
8 5 (2.00%) JMS
8 5 (2.00%) Murex MxML
8 5 (2.00%) WCF
9 4 (1.60%) Hibernate
9 4 (1.60%) Java EE
9 4 (1.60%) Java SE
9 4 (1.60%) JNI
9 4 (1.60%) Middleware
9 4 (1.60%) Murex Flex
9 4 (1.60%) SOAP
9 4 (1.60%) Spring Integration
10 3 (1.20%) Pandas
Miscellaneous
1 41 (16.40%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 31 (12.40%) Fixed Income
3 27 (10.80%) Derivative
4 25 (10.00%) Blackberry
5 21 (8.40%) Equities
6 14 (5.60%) Equity Derivative
6 14 (5.60%) iPad
7 12 (4.80%) Hedge funds
8 11 (4.40%) Analytical Skills
8 11 (4.40%) iPhone
9 9 (3.60%) Data Centre
10 7 (2.80%) BYOD
10 7 (2.80%) Fintech
11 6 (2.40%) Reference Data
12 4 (1.60%) Algorithms
13 3 (1.20%) Data Structures
13 3 (1.20%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 3 (1.20%) Grid Computing
13 3 (1.20%) Video Conferencing
14 2 (0.80%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 78 (31.20%) Windows
2 49 (19.60%) Windows 7
3 44 (17.60%) Unix
4 33 (13.20%) Linux
5 30 (12.00%) Windows Server
6 11 (4.40%) Windows XP
7 10 (4.00%) Solaris
8 9 (3.60%) Windows Server 2003
9 8 (3.20%) Windows Server 2008
10 7 (2.80%) Mac OS
11 6 (2.40%) Android
12 5 (2.00%) AIX
12 5 (2.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 4 (1.60%) Windows 8
14 3 (1.20%) Windows 10
15 2 (0.80%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (18.80%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (15.60%) Asset Management
3 23 (9.20%) Electronic Trading
4 12 (4.80%) Analytics
4 12 (4.80%) OO
4 12 (4.80%) Risk Management
5 11 (4.40%) Investment Management
5 11 (4.40%) Low Latency
6 10 (4.00%) Business Analysis
6 10 (4.00%) Migration
7 9 (3.60%) Client Onboarding
7 9 (3.60%) ITIL
7 9 (3.60%) Mathematics
8 8 (3.20%) Data Modelling
8 8 (3.20%) High Availability
8 8 (3.20%) Incident Management
8 8 (3.20%) KYC
8 8 (3.20%) Project Management
8 8 (3.20%) RAD
9 7 (2.80%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 72 (28.80%) SQL
2 40 (16.00%) Python
3 35 (14.00%) C#
4 27 (10.80%) VBA
5 26 (10.40%) Java
6 19 (7.60%) C++
7 10 (4.00%) PowerShell
8 7 (2.80%) Perl
9 4 (1.60%) JavaScript
9 4 (1.60%) PL/SQL
9 4 (1.60%) Scala
10 3 (1.20%) AWK
11 2 (0.80%) Bash Shell
11 2 (0.80%) C
11 2 (0.80%) MATLAB
11 2 (0.80%) VB
12 1 (0.40%) Groovy
12 1 (0.40%) Korn
12 1 (0.40%) R
12 1 (0.40%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 22 (8.80%) Degree
2 21 (8.40%) PhD
3 5 (2.00%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (1.20%) CFA
4 3 (1.20%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (1.20%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (0.80%) CCNP
5 2 (0.80%) MCSE
6 1 (0.40%) CCDP
6 1 (0.40%) CCIE
6 1 (0.40%) CCSA
6 1 (0.40%) HND
6 1 (0.40%) MCP
6 1 (0.40%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (7.20%) MiFID
2 9 (3.60%) QA
2 9 (3.60%) SLA
3 2 (0.80%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.80%) EMIR
3 2 (0.80%) Solvency II
4 1 (0.40%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 20 (8.00%) Active Directory
2 8 (3.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (2.00%) Oracle RAC
4 2 (0.80%) ProxySG
4 2 (0.80%) Virtual Desktop
4 2 (0.80%) XenApp
5 1 (0.40%) IAG
5 1 (0.40%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.40%) vSphere
5 1 (0.40%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 8 (3.20%) Thomson Reuters DACS
2 5 (2.00%) Control-M
3 3 (1.20%) AirWatch
3 3 (1.20%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (0.80%) DameWare
5 1 (0.40%) ITRS Geneos
5 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (0.40%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.40%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (0.40%) Pingdom
5 1 (0.40%) SCCM
5 1 (0.40%) SolarWinds Orion
5 1 (0.40%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (0.40%) WhatsUp Gold
5 1 (0.40%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 144 (57.60%) Reuters
2 31 (12.40%) Microsoft
3 28 (11.20%) Citrix
4 26 (10.40%) Oracle
5 22 (8.80%) Cisco
6 18 (7.20%) HP
6 18 (7.20%) Lotus
7 17 (6.80%) Fidessa
8 16 (6.40%) Charles River
9 14 (5.60%) Sybase
9 14 (5.60%) VMware
10 12 (4.80%) FactSet
10 12 (4.80%) ION Trading
11 11 (4.40%) Murex
12 9 (3.60%) IBM
13 7 (2.80%) FXall
13 7 (2.80%) Juniper
14 6 (2.40%) Calypso
15 5 (2.00%) Adobe
15 5 (2.00%) Dell
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