Period
to 23 September 2017

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge and experience of FactSet products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited FactSet over the 6 months to 23 September 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 FactSet Research Systems, Inc.

FactSet
UK
6 months to
23 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 808 870 879
Rank change year-on-year +62 +9 -55
Contract jobs citing FactSet 42 13 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.043% 0.012% 0.019%
As % of the Vendors category 0.099% 0.027% 0.044%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 10 13
UK median daily rate £225 £300 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -25.00% +33.33% -35.71%
10th Percentile £148 £206 £159
90th Percentile £575 £575 £238
UK excluding London median daily rate £550 £225 £550
% change year-on-year +144.44% -59.09% +22.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

FactSet 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 42351 48204 50175
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 43.25% 44.86% 43.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 26088 29597 29512
UK median daily rate £430 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.24% +3.13% +1.27%
10th Percentile £250 £241 £225
90th Percentile £613 £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 1384 1669 2226
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.00 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.18 £44.00 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.88 £17.50 £16.77
% change year-on-year -3.56% +4.34% +1.65%

FactSet
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing FactSet as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for FactSet in the UK

FactSet
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for FactSet in the UK

FactSet
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing FactSet over the 6 months to 23 September 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for FactSet in the UK

FactSet
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing FactSet.

Contractor hourly rate trend for FactSet in the UK

FactSet
Top 5 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing FactSet within the UK over the 6 months to 23 September 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 +58 34 £200 -33.33% 5
London +24 28 £225 -25.00% 4
UK excluding London +64 14 £550 +144.44% 1
Scotland - 8 £550 -
South East +36 6 £200 -11.11% 1

For the 6 months to 23 September 2017, IT contractor jobs citing FactSet 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 FactSet.

1 39 (92.86%) Bloomberg
2 36 (85.71%) Finance
3 29 (69.05%) Windows
4 20 (47.62%) Eikon
5 19 (45.24%) Windows 10
6 17 (40.48%) Windows 7
7 16 (38.10%) Citrix
8 13 (30.95%) Asset Management
8 13 (30.95%) Microsoft
8 13 (30.95%) Active Directory
9 12 (28.57%) VPN
9 12 (28.57%) Microsoft Office
10 11 (26.19%) TCP/IP
10 11 (26.19%) SCCM
11 10 (23.81%) Markit EDM
11 10 (23.81%) Office 365
11 10 (23.81%) Blackberry
11 10 (23.81%) SQL Server
11 10 (23.81%) Reuters
11 10 (23.81%) Microsoft App-V
12 9 (21.43%) VMware
12 9 (21.43%) Front Office
12 9 (21.43%) SQL
12 9 (21.43%) Fidessa
13 8 (19.05%) Data Modelling
13 8 (19.05%) LAN
13 8 (19.05%) WAN
13 8 (19.05%) Fixed Income
13 8 (19.05%) Data Management
13 8 (19.05%) Microsoft Analysis Services

FactSet
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 5 (11.90%) MS Exchange
2 4 (9.52%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (4.76%) SharePoint
Applications
1 12 (28.57%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 20 (47.62%) Eikon
2 10 (23.81%) Markit EDM
3 2 (4.76%) Sylvan
4 1 (2.38%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 10 (23.81%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (28.57%) VPN
2 11 (26.19%) TCP/IP
3 8 (19.05%) LAN
3 8 (19.05%) WAN
4 7 (16.67%) DNS
5 1 (2.38%) Broadband
5 1 (2.38%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (23.81%) SQL Server
2 8 (19.05%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 8 (19.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 8 (19.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 36 (85.71%) Finance
2 9 (21.43%) Front Office
3 6 (14.29%) Financial Institution
4 5 (11.90%) Advertising
5 4 (9.52%) Banking
6 3 (7.14%) French Language
7 2 (4.76%) Investment Banking
7 2 (4.76%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 15 (35.71%) Desktop Support
2 12 (28.57%) Desktop Engineer
3 11 (26.19%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 11 (26.19%) Support Engineer
4 10 (23.81%) Consultant
5 3 (7.14%) Analyst
5 3 (7.14%) Business Analyst
5 3 (7.14%) Service Desk Engineer
6 2 (4.76%) Business Consultant
6 2 (4.76%) Migration Engineer
6 2 (4.76%) Software Consultant
6 2 (4.76%) Windows Engineer
7 1 (2.38%) 2nd Line Support
7 1 (2.38%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 1 (2.38%) Administrator
7 1 (2.38%) Desktop Migration Engineer
7 1 (2.38%) IT Administrator
7 1 (2.38%) Senior Desktop Engineer
7 1 (2.38%) Senior Desktop Support
7 1 (2.38%) Senior Desktop Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 10 (23.81%) Blackberry
2 8 (19.05%) Fixed Income
3 5 (11.90%) Equities
4 4 (9.52%) Hedge funds
5 2 (4.76%) Market Risk
5 2 (4.76%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (2.38%) Computer Science
6 1 (2.38%) Data Centre
6 1 (2.38%) iPad
6 1 (2.38%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 29 (69.05%) Windows
2 19 (45.24%) Windows 10
3 17 (40.48%) Windows 7
4 7 (16.67%) Windows Server
5 5 (11.90%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (11.90%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (9.52%) Windows XP
7 1 (2.38%) Mac OS
7 1 (2.38%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (30.95%) Asset Management
2 8 (19.05%) Data Management
2 8 (19.05%) Data Modelling
3 7 (16.67%) Investment Management
4 6 (14.29%) ITIL
5 5 (11.90%) Performance Attribution
6 4 (9.52%) BCP
6 4 (9.52%) Break/Fix
6 4 (9.52%) Service Management
7 3 (7.14%) Migration
7 3 (7.14%) Problem Management
7 3 (7.14%) Workload Management
8 2 (4.76%) Portfolio Management
9 1 (2.38%) Disaster Recovery
9 1 (2.38%) ITSM
9 1 (2.38%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 9 (21.43%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (16.67%) MCSE
1 7 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (14.29%) MCSA
3 3 (7.14%) MCP
4 1 (2.38%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (2.38%) Degree
4 1 (2.38%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (2.38%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.52%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (30.95%) Active Directory
2 10 (23.81%) Microsoft App-V
3 6 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (9.52%) Virtual Desktop
4 4 (9.52%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 11 (26.19%) SCCM
2 5 (11.90%) DameWare
3 4 (9.52%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 39 (92.86%) Bloomberg
2 16 (38.10%) Citrix
3 13 (30.95%) Microsoft
4 10 (23.81%) Reuters
5 9 (21.43%) Fidessa
5 9 (21.43%) VMware
6 7 (16.67%) Cisco
7 5 (11.90%) Apple
8 4 (9.52%) CQG
9 3 (7.14%) Etrali
9 3 (7.14%) Speakerbus
10 2 (4.76%) BISAM
10 2 (4.76%) StatPro
11 1 (2.38%) MobileIron
11 1 (2.38%) Remedy