The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Eikon skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Eikon over the 3 months to 29 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.

Thomson Reuters Eikon
UK
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 595 636 613
Rank change year-on-year +41 -23  
Contract jobs citing Eikon 10 12 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.022% 0.022% 0.022%
As % of the Business Applications category 0.26% 0.28% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 7 7
Median daily rate £340 £250 £369
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +36.00% -32.15%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £160 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £420 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate - £225 £350
% change year-on-year - -35.71%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

Eikon is in the business application skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for business application skills.

Contract Business Application Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for business application skills 3834 4324 4652
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 8.48% 8.03% 8.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 2310 2614 2606
Median daily rate £450 £428 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £413 £425
% change year-on-year +9.09% -2.94%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 49 38
Median hourly rate £39.00 £27.50 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +41.81% -8.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.66 £10.80 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £75.00 £64.75 £60.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.00 £27.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +41.81% +57.14%  

Eikon
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Eikon in the UK

Eikon
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Eikon.

Contractor daily rate trend for Eikon in the UK

Eikon
Top 3 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Eikon within the UK over the 3 months to 29 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 +49 10 £340 +36.00% 1
London +31 10 £340 +36.00% 1
City of London -3 1 £350 -33.33%

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Eikon 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 Eikon.

1 19 (90.48%) Reuters
2 18 (85.71%) Bloomberg
2 18 (85.71%) Windows
2 18 (85.71%) Banking
3 15 (71.43%) Windows 7
4 13 (61.90%) Retail
4 13 (61.90%) Retail Banking
4 13 (61.90%) Blackberry
5 12 (57.14%) IBM Notes
5 12 (57.14%) Lotus
6 9 (42.86%) Windows Server 2003
6 9 (42.86%) Windows XP
6 9 (42.86%) iPhone
6 9 (42.86%) iPad
6 9 (42.86%) Windows Server
7 5 (23.81%) MS Office
8 4 (19.05%) VPN
8 4 (19.05%) Cisco
8 4 (19.05%) Microsoft
8 4 (19.05%) Citrix
8 4 (19.05%) Android
8 4 (19.05%) Cisco IOS
8 4 (19.05%) BYOD
8 4 (19.05%) Mac OS
9 2 (9.52%) Thomson Reuters DACS
9 2 (9.52%) FactSet
9 2 (9.52%) Front Office
9 2 (9.52%) Unix
9 2 (9.52%) Fidessa
9 2 (9.52%) Finance

Eikon
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 12 (57.14%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 5 (23.81%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (4.76%) BondVision
Communications & Networking
1 4 (19.05%) Cisco IOS
1 4 (19.05%) VPN
General
1 18 (85.71%) Banking
2 13 (61.90%) Retail
2 13 (61.90%) Retail Banking
3 2 (9.52%) Finance
3 2 (9.52%) Front Office
4 1 (4.76%) Back Office
4 1 (4.76%) Investment Banking
4 1 (4.76%) Publishing
4 1 (4.76%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (52.38%) 2nd Line Support
2 10 (47.62%) Desktop Support
3 9 (42.86%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
3 9 (42.86%) Deskside Support
3 9 (42.86%) Service Desk Support
4 8 (38.10%) 1st/2nd Line Desktop Support
4 8 (38.10%) 1st/2nd Line Support
4 8 (38.10%) Support Engineer
5 6 (28.57%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
5 6 (28.57%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Engineer
5 6 (28.57%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 6 (28.57%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 6 (28.57%) Deskside Engineer
5 6 (28.57%) Deskside Support Engineer
5 6 (28.57%) Desktop Engineer
5 6 (28.57%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 6 (28.57%) Service Desk Engineer
6 2 (9.52%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
6 2 (9.52%) 3rd Line Support
6 2 (9.52%) Desktop Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.76%) FIX Protocol
1 1 (4.76%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 13 (61.90%) Blackberry
2 9 (42.86%) iPad
2 9 (42.86%) iPhone
3 4 (19.05%) BYOD
4 1 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (4.76%) Fixed Income
4 1 (4.76%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 18 (85.71%) Windows
2 15 (71.43%) Windows 7
3 9 (42.86%) Windows Server
3 9 (42.86%) Windows Server 2003
3 9 (42.86%) Windows XP
4 4 (19.05%) Android
4 4 (19.05%) Mac OS
5 2 (9.52%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (4.76%) Configuration Management
1 1 (4.76%) Continuous Improvement
1 1 (4.76%) Disaster Recovery
1 1 (4.76%) ITIL
1 1 (4.76%) Process Improvement
1 1 (4.76%) Product Management
1 1 (4.76%) Release Management
1 1 (4.76%) Stakeholder Management
Qualifications
1 1 (4.76%) Degree
1 1 (4.76%) HND
1 1 (4.76%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (4.76%) MCP
1 1 (4.76%) MCSE
1 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
Systems Management
1 2 (9.52%) Thomson Reuters DACS
Vendors
1 19 (90.48%) Reuters
2 18 (85.71%) Bloomberg
3 12 (57.14%) Lotus
4 4 (19.05%) Cisco
4 4 (19.05%) Citrix
4 4 (19.05%) Microsoft
5 2 (9.52%) FactSet
5 2 (9.52%) Fidessa
6 1 (4.76%) CQG
6 1 (4.76%) FXall
6 1 (4.76%) MarketAxess