Period
to 18 December 2018

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge and experience of Reuters products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Reuters over the 6 months to 18 December 2018 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 Reuters Group PLC.

Reuters
UK
6 months to
18 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 720 652 701
Rank change year-on-year -68 +49 +53
Contract jobs citing Reuters 185 252 189
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.18% 0.24% 0.19%
As % of the Vendors category 0.42% 0.58% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 187 119
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £505
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -0.99% +58.43%
10th Percentile £170 £199 £200
90th Percentile £750 £713 £663
UK excluding London median daily rate £200 £450 £388
% change year-on-year -55.56% +16.13% -13.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 8 6
UK median hourly rate £24.72 £29.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.78% +93.33% -14.29%
10th Percentile £17.35 £18.70 £11.00
90th Percentile £30.00 £64.50 £18.41
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £15.00

Reuters 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 44,313 43,632 46,101
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.26% 42.24% 45.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 27,527 27,352 28,197
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £256 £235 £240
90th Percentile £625 £625 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,627 1,407 1,683
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.06% -5.71%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.69 £10.25
90th Percentile £47.50 £45.50 £46.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.88 £16.75 £16.50
% change year-on-year +0.75% +1.52% -2.94%

Reuters
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Reuters in the UK

Reuters
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Reuters in the UK

Reuters
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Reuters over the 6 months to 18 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Reuters in the UK

Reuters
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Reuters in the UK

Reuters
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Reuters over the 6 months to 18 December 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Reuters in the UK

Reuters
Top 8 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Reuters within the UK over the 6 months to 18 December 2018. 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 -55 185 £500 - 27
London -35 175 £500 -1.48% 22
UK excluding London -33 10 £200 -55.56% 6
North West -4 6 £525 +2.44%
North of England -11 6 £525 +2.44%
Midlands -7 4 £166 -52.57%
East Midlands +17 2 - -
West Midlands -29 2 £166 -33.60%

For the 6 months to 18 December 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Reuters also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for Reuters.

1 142 (76.76%) Bloomberg
2 119 (64.32%) Finance
3 89 (48.11%) Front Office
4 84 (45.41%) Windows
5 46 (24.86%) Banking
6 41 (22.16%) SQL
7 40 (21.62%) Back Office
7 40 (21.62%) Microsoft
7 40 (21.62%) Active Directory
8 39 (21.08%) SQL Server
9 35 (18.92%) Windows 7
10 33 (17.84%) Web Services
11 32 (17.30%) Asset Management
11 32 (17.30%) Amazon AWS
11 32 (17.30%) Eikon
12 30 (16.22%) Fixed Income
12 30 (16.22%) Java
12 30 (16.22%) Blackberry
13 29 (15.68%) C#
13 29 (15.68%) Equities
14 28 (15.14%) FactSet
15 27 (14.59%) DNS
15 27 (14.59%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 26 (14.05%) ITIL
16 26 (14.05%) Microsoft Office
16 26 (14.05%) Virtual Desktop
17 24 (12.97%) Service Management
17 24 (12.97%) Hedge funds
18 22 (11.89%) Linux
18 22 (11.89%) Speakerbus

Reuters
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 27 (14.59%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 5 (2.70%) MS Exchange
3 3 (1.62%) IIS
4 2 (1.08%) Apache Spark
4 2 (1.08%) DataSynapse
4 2 (1.08%) Oracle Workflow
4 2 (1.08%) SAS
4 2 (1.08%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.08%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.54%) MQSeries
Applications
1 26 (14.05%) Microsoft Office
2 16 (8.65%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (1.62%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (1.08%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 32 (17.30%) Eikon
2 7 (3.78%) RMDS
3 5 (2.70%) ION MarketView
4 2 (1.08%) 3000 Xtra
4 2 (1.08%) BusinessWorks
4 2 (1.08%) Elite 3E
4 2 (1.08%) Infor SunSystems
4 2 (1.08%) Kondor
4 2 (1.08%) thinkFolio
5 1 (0.54%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 32 (17.30%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (10.27%) Office 365
3 14 (7.57%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (3.78%) Google Cloud Platform
5 5 (2.70%) Amazon EC2
5 5 (2.70%) Amazon S3
5 5 (2.70%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
5 5 (2.70%) AWS Lambda
5 5 (2.70%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 27 (14.59%) DNS
2 8 (4.32%) Firewall
3 6 (3.24%) Multicast
4 4 (2.16%) BGP
4 4 (2.16%) DHCP
4 4 (2.16%) Internet
4 4 (2.16%) LAN
4 4 (2.16%) OSPF
4 4 (2.16%) TCP/IP
5 3 (1.62%) Cisco Nexus
5 3 (1.62%) VPN
6 2 (1.08%) Cisco IOS
6 2 (1.08%) FTP
6 2 (1.08%) VoIP
6 2 (1.08%) WAN
7 1 (0.54%) HTTP
7 1 (0.54%) IPsec
7 1 (0.54%) SAN
7 1 (0.54%) SNMP
7 1 (0.54%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (21.08%) SQL Server
2 20 (10.81%) QlikView
3 19 (10.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 18 (9.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (2.70%) Amazon RDS
5 5 (2.70%) Amazon Redshift
5 5 (2.70%) MongoDB
6 3 (1.62%) KDB
6 3 (1.62%) NoSQL
7 2 (1.08%) Apache Cassandra
7 2 (1.08%) Big Data
7 2 (1.08%) GIS
7 2 (1.08%) Hadoop
7 2 (1.08%) HBase
7 2 (1.08%) Power BI
7 2 (1.08%) Qlik Sense
7 2 (1.08%) Sybase ASE
8 1 (0.54%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.54%) DB2
8 1 (0.54%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 7 (3.78%) Visual Studio
2 6 (3.24%) NUnit
3 4 (2.16%) Git (software)
4 3 (1.62%) Maven
4 3 (1.62%) Subversion
4 3 (1.62%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (1.08%) JIRA
5 2 (1.08%) JUnit
5 2 (1.08%) RStudio
5 2 (1.08%) WinDbg
6 1 (0.54%) ClearCase
6 1 (0.54%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.54%) ERwin
6 1 (0.54%) GitLab
6 1 (0.54%) Hudson
6 1 (0.54%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.54%) JIRA Agile
6 1 (0.54%) JMeter
6 1 (0.54%) Selenium
6 1 (0.54%) WebDriver
General
1 119 (64.32%) Finance
2 89 (48.11%) Front Office
3 46 (24.86%) Banking
4 40 (21.62%) Back Office
5 18 (9.73%) Investment Banking
6 17 (9.19%) Law
7 10 (5.41%) Financial Institution
8 4 (2.16%) Marketing
9 3 (1.62%) Legal
10 2 (1.08%) Billing
10 2 (1.08%) Telecoms
11 1 (0.54%) Advertising
11 1 (0.54%) Corporate Banking
11 1 (0.54%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.54%) Retail
11 1 (0.54%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 48 (25.95%) Analyst
2 35 (18.92%) Developer
3 25 (13.51%) Support Analyst
4 23 (12.43%) Support Engineer
5 22 (11.89%) Desktop Support
6 19 (10.27%) Java Developer
7 18 (9.73%) Data Analyst
8 16 (8.65%) SQL Analyst
8 16 (8.65%) SQL Data Analyst
9 14 (7.57%) Desktop Engineer
9 14 (7.57%) Trade Floor Support Analyst
10 13 (7.03%) Scala Developer
11 12 (6.49%) IT Support
11 12 (6.49%) Java Scala Developer
12 11 (5.95%) ETL Analyst
13 10 (5.41%) Applications Support
13 10 (5.41%) C# Developer
13 10 (5.41%) IT Analyst
13 10 (5.41%) IT Support Analyst
13 10 (5.41%) Migration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (17.84%) Web Services
2 17 (9.19%) Spring
3 15 (8.11%) .NET
4 13 (7.03%) Rendezvous
5 11 (5.95%) Spring Boot
6 7 (3.78%) .NET Framework
6 7 (3.78%) J2EE
6 7 (3.78%) J2SE
7 6 (3.24%) Middleware
7 6 (3.24%) WinForms
7 6 (3.24%) XML
8 4 (2.16%) AngularJS
8 4 (2.16%) ASP.NET
8 4 (2.16%) React
8 4 (2.16%) REST
9 3 (1.62%) ASP.NET Core
9 3 (1.62%) Kafka
9 3 (1.62%) RabbitMQ
9 3 (1.62%) XSLT
10 2 (1.08%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 30 (16.22%) Blackberry
1 30 (16.22%) Fixed Income
2 29 (15.68%) Equities
3 24 (12.97%) Hedge funds
4 18 (9.73%) Greenfield Project
5 17 (9.19%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 14 (7.57%) Self-Motivation
7 7 (3.78%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (2.16%) Derivative
9 3 (1.62%) BYOD
9 3 (1.62%) Client/Server
9 3 (1.62%) Data Structures
9 3 (1.62%) Management Information System
10 2 (1.08%) Algorithms
10 2 (1.08%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (1.08%) Grid Computing
10 2 (1.08%) SWIFT
11 1 (0.54%) Data Centre
11 1 (0.54%) Pricing Data
11 1 (0.54%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 84 (45.41%) Windows
2 35 (18.92%) Windows 7
3 22 (11.89%) Linux
4 18 (9.73%) Windows 10
5 9 (4.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 9 (4.86%) Unix
6 7 (3.78%) Windows Server
7 4 (2.16%) Android
7 4 (2.16%) Mac OS
8 3 (1.62%) Solaris
9 2 (1.08%) Apple iOS
9 2 (1.08%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (1.08%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (17.30%) Asset Management
2 26 (14.05%) ITIL
3 24 (12.97%) Service Management
4 20 (10.81%) Agile Software Development
5 19 (10.27%) Data Analysis
5 19 (10.27%) ETL
5 19 (10.27%) Validation
6 18 (9.73%) Data Visualisation
6 18 (9.73%) Visualisation
7 17 (9.19%) BCP
7 17 (9.19%) Time Management
8 15 (8.11%) Electronic Trading
9 14 (7.57%) Change Management
9 14 (7.57%) Disaster Recovery
10 13 (7.03%) Low Latency
11 12 (6.49%) Microservices
11 12 (6.49%) Multithreading
11 12 (6.49%) Proactive Monitoring
12 11 (5.95%) Project Management
12 11 (5.95%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 41 (22.16%) SQL
2 30 (16.22%) Java
3 29 (15.68%) C#
4 16 (8.65%) Scala
5 15 (8.11%) JavaScript
6 12 (6.49%) Clojure
7 10 (5.41%) C++
7 10 (5.41%) Python
7 10 (5.41%) VBA
8 9 (4.86%) Perl
9 8 (4.32%) Kotlin
10 5 (2.70%) Bash Shell
10 5 (2.70%) Shell Script
11 4 (2.16%) PowerShell
12 3 (1.62%) AWK
13 2 (1.08%) ActionScript
13 2 (1.08%) ActionScript 2.0
13 2 (1.08%) Groovy
13 2 (1.08%) Java 8
13 2 (1.08%) R
Qualifications
1 14 (7.57%) ITIL Certification
2 10 (5.41%) Degree
3 6 (3.24%) MCSE
3 6 (3.24%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (1.62%) CCDP
4 3 (1.62%) CCNP
4 3 (1.62%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (1.62%) Security Cleared
5 2 (1.08%) CCIE
5 2 (1.08%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.54%) Master's Degree
6 1 (0.54%) MCSA
6 1 (0.54%) Numerate Degree
6 1 (0.54%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.54%) PMP
6 1 (0.54%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (8.65%) SLA
2 2 (1.08%) QA
3 1 (0.54%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.54%) GDPR
3 1 (0.54%) MiFID
3 1 (0.54%) PMO
System Software
1 40 (21.62%) Active Directory
2 26 (14.05%) Virtual Desktop
3 14 (7.57%) Docker
4 2 (1.08%) ProxySG
5 1 (0.54%) Apache Flume
5 1 (0.54%) Gluster
5 1 (0.54%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.54%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.54%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 15 (8.11%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 9 (4.86%) SCCM
3 7 (3.78%) Kubernetes
3 7 (3.78%) Thomson Reuters DACS
4 3 (1.62%) Ansible
4 3 (1.62%) SolarWinds Orion
5 2 (1.08%) Control-M
5 2 (1.08%) Kibana
5 2 (1.08%) logstash
5 2 (1.08%) Nagios
5 2 (1.08%) Perfmon
5 2 (1.08%) Puppet
5 2 (1.08%) ZABBIX
6 1 (0.54%) DameWare
6 1 (0.54%) Jamf Pro
6 1 (0.54%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.54%) Terraform
6 1 (0.54%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 142 (76.76%) Bloomberg
2 40 (21.62%) Microsoft
3 28 (15.14%) FactSet
4 22 (11.89%) Speakerbus
5 20 (10.81%) Wallstreet Suite
6 18 (9.73%) Tableau
7 15 (8.11%) Sony
7 15 (8.11%) TIBCO
8 12 (6.49%) ServiceNow
9 11 (5.95%) Oracle
10 10 (5.41%) ION Trading
11 9 (4.86%) Cisco
11 9 (4.86%) Red Hat
11 9 (4.86%) Trayport
12 7 (3.78%) Google
12 7 (3.78%) Sun
13 5 (2.70%) Currenex
14 4 (2.16%) Avaya
14 4 (2.16%) FXall
14 4 (2.16%) Tradeweb