Period
to 23 April 2019

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 23 April 2019 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
23 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 755 713 610
Rank change year-on-year -42 -103 +78
Contract jobs citing Reuters 105 166 226
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.11% 0.16% 0.25%
As % of the Vendors category 0.26% 0.40% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 112 164
UK median daily rate £425 £450 £620
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% -27.42% +77.14%
10th Percentile £175 £225 £303
90th Percentile £688 £651 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £195 £500 £275
% change year-on-year -61.00% +81.82% -47.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 1
UK median hourly rate £26.50 £30.00 £17.30
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.67% +73.41% -18.93%
10th Percentile £19.15 £23.48 £16.13
90th Percentile £32.45 £33.00 £18.48
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 40,358 41,887 40,986
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.38% 41.43% 44.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 25,129 26,108 25,168
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +4.29%
10th Percentile £263 £248 £250
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,389 1,442 1,476
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £17.50 £17.15
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.86% +2.04% -9.74%
10th Percentile £10.92 £10.75 £10.38
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.50 £47.28
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £15.86 £16.50
% change year-on-year +7.19% -3.88% -8.33%

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 23 April 2019.

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 23 April 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Reuters in the UK

Reuters
Top 7 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 23 April 2019. 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 -45 104 £425 -5.56% 9
London -29 95 £425 -5.56% 7
UK excluding London +5 10 £195 -61.00% 2
North of England +14 7 £200 -55.56%
North West +13 7 £200 -55.56%
South East +6 2 - - 2
Northern Ireland +12 1 £150 -70.00%

For the 6 months to 23 April 2019, 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 78 (74.29%) Bloomberg
2 64 (60.95%) Finance
3 46 (43.81%) Front Office
3 46 (43.81%) Windows
4 33 (31.43%) Banking
5 29 (27.62%) Active Directory
5 29 (27.62%) SQL Server
6 26 (24.76%) ITIL
7 25 (23.81%) Microsoft Office
7 25 (23.81%) SQL
8 24 (22.86%) Microsoft
9 22 (20.95%) Fixed Income
10 21 (20.00%) C#
11 19 (18.10%) DNS
11 19 (18.10%) Windows 7
12 18 (17.14%) Windows 10
12 18 (17.14%) Web Services
12 18 (17.14%) Investment Banking
13 17 (16.19%) Asset Management
13 17 (16.19%) VMware
14 16 (15.24%) SCCM
14 16 (15.24%) Back Office
14 16 (15.24%) Amazon AWS
14 16 (15.24%) Hedge funds
15 15 (14.29%) Microsoft Excel
15 15 (14.29%) Java
15 15 (14.29%) Citrix
16 14 (13.33%) DHCP
16 14 (13.33%) .NET
16 14 (13.33%) Equities

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 10 (9.52%) Skype for Business
2 6 (5.71%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 3 (2.86%) DataSynapse
4 2 (1.90%) IIS
5 1 (0.95%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.95%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.95%) SAS
5 1 (0.95%) SharePoint
Applications
1 25 (23.81%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (14.29%) Microsoft Excel
3 13 (12.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 13 (12.38%) Eikon
2 11 (10.48%) RMDS
3 2 (1.90%) Infor SunSystems
4 1 (0.95%) 3000 Xtra
4 1 (0.95%) Elite 3E
4 1 (0.95%) IntelliMatch
4 1 (0.95%) ION MarketView
4 1 (0.95%) SAP BPC
4 1 (0.95%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.95%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.95%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.95%) SAP GRC
4 1 (0.95%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.95%) SAP S/4HANA
4 1 (0.95%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 16 (15.24%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (9.52%) Office 365
3 7 (6.67%) Google Cloud Platform
3 7 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (4.76%) Amazon EC2
4 5 (4.76%) Amazon S3
4 5 (4.76%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
4 5 (4.76%) AWS Lambda
4 5 (4.76%) Serverless
5 1 (0.95%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 19 (18.10%) DNS
2 14 (13.33%) DHCP
3 10 (9.52%) Skype
4 9 (8.57%) WAN
5 7 (6.67%) LAN
6 5 (4.76%) Firewall
6 5 (4.76%) NAS
6 5 (4.76%) SAN
6 5 (4.76%) VPN
7 4 (3.81%) Internet
8 3 (2.86%) BGP
8 3 (2.86%) TCP/IP
9 2 (1.90%) FTP
9 2 (1.90%) IP Telephony
9 2 (1.90%) Multicast
10 1 (0.95%) Cisco IOS
10 1 (0.95%) Extranet
10 1 (0.95%) OSPF
10 1 (0.95%) SWIFTNet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (27.62%) SQL Server
2 10 (9.52%) QlikView
3 8 (7.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 8 (7.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (4.76%) Amazon RDS
4 5 (4.76%) Amazon Redshift
5 3 (2.86%) KDB
5 3 (2.86%) Power BI
6 2 (1.90%) MongoDB
6 2 (1.90%) Qlik Sense
7 1 (0.95%) Apache Hive
7 1 (0.95%) Big Data
7 1 (0.95%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.95%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.95%) DB2
7 1 (0.95%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.95%) HBase
7 1 (0.95%) Kdb+
7 1 (0.95%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.95%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 10 (9.52%) Visual Studio
2 9 (8.57%) NUnit
3 2 (1.90%) JIRA
3 2 (1.90%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.95%) ERwin
4 1 (0.95%) Hudson
4 1 (0.95%) JMeter
4 1 (0.95%) Selenium
4 1 (0.95%) Subversion
4 1 (0.95%) WebDriver
4 1 (0.95%) WinDbg
General
1 64 (60.95%) Finance
2 46 (43.81%) Front Office
3 33 (31.43%) Banking
4 18 (17.14%) Investment Banking
5 16 (15.24%) Back Office
6 8 (7.62%) Financial Institution
7 5 (4.76%) Telecoms
8 4 (3.81%) Law
9 2 (1.90%) Billing
9 2 (1.90%) Legal
10 1 (0.95%) Korean Language
10 1 (0.95%) Marketing
10 1 (0.95%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.95%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 32 (30.48%) Analyst
2 21 (20.00%) Developer
3 20 (19.05%) Support Analyst
4 13 (12.38%) Desktop Support
5 11 (10.48%) Front Office Developer
6 10 (9.52%) Applications Support
6 10 (9.52%) C# Developer
7 9 (8.57%) Applications Support Analyst
7 9 (8.57%) C# Pricing Developer
7 9 (8.57%) C++ Developer
7 9 (8.57%) C++ Pricing Developer
7 9 (8.57%) C++/C# Developer
7 9 (8.57%) Data Analyst
7 9 (8.57%) Front Office C++ Developer
7 9 (8.57%) Pricing Developer
7 9 (8.57%) WinForms Developer
8 8 (7.62%) Java Developer
8 8 (7.62%) Trade Floor Support Analyst
8 8 (7.62%) UI Developer
9 7 (6.67%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (17.14%) Web Services
2 14 (13.33%) .NET
3 13 (12.38%) Spring
4 9 (8.57%) Rendezvous
4 9 (8.57%) WinForms
5 8 (7.62%) Spring Boot
6 7 (6.67%) J2EE
6 7 (6.67%) J2SE
7 4 (3.81%) .NET Framework
8 3 (2.86%) JNI
9 2 (1.90%) RabbitMQ
9 2 (1.90%) XML
10 1 (0.95%) AngularJS
10 1 (0.95%) Apache NiFi
10 1 (0.95%) Kafka
10 1 (0.95%) Node.js
10 1 (0.95%) React
10 1 (0.95%) REST
10 1 (0.95%) SAP Fiori
10 1 (0.95%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 22 (20.95%) Fixed Income
2 16 (15.24%) Hedge funds
3 14 (13.33%) Equities
4 8 (7.62%) Blackberry
4 8 (7.62%) Greenfield Project
4 8 (7.62%) Self-Motivation
5 6 (5.71%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (4.76%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 4 (3.81%) Derivative
8 3 (2.86%) Enterprise Cloud
8 3 (2.86%) Grid Computing
8 3 (2.86%) Market Risk
9 2 (1.90%) Client/Server
9 2 (1.90%) Smartphone
10 1 (0.95%) e-Health
10 1 (0.95%) Eurex
10 1 (0.95%) Fat Client
10 1 (0.95%) Handset
10 1 (0.95%) Life Science
10 1 (0.95%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 46 (43.81%) Windows
2 19 (18.10%) Windows 7
3 18 (17.14%) Windows 10
4 12 (11.43%) Linux
5 11 (10.48%) Unix
6 9 (8.57%) Windows Server
7 7 (6.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (1.90%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (1.90%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (1.90%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.95%) Android
9 1 (0.95%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.95%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (24.76%) ITIL
2 17 (16.19%) Asset Management
3 11 (10.48%) Project Management
3 11 (10.48%) Service Delivery
4 10 (9.52%) Data Analysis
4 10 (9.52%) Software Engineering
5 9 (8.57%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (8.57%) Disaster Recovery
5 9 (8.57%) ETL
6 8 (7.62%) Data Visualisation
6 8 (7.62%) Microservices
6 8 (7.62%) Multithreading
6 8 (7.62%) Validation
6 8 (7.62%) Visualisation
7 7 (6.67%) Concurrent Programming
7 7 (6.67%) Cryptocurrency
7 7 (6.67%) Service Management
8 6 (5.71%) Proactive Monitoring
8 6 (5.71%) Service Delivery Management
9 5 (4.76%) Infrastructure Engineering
Programming Languages
1 25 (23.81%) SQL
2 21 (20.00%) C#
3 15 (14.29%) Java
4 11 (10.48%) C++
5 10 (9.52%) JavaScript
6 9 (8.57%) PowerShell
7 8 (7.62%) Clojure
7 8 (7.62%) Kotlin
7 8 (7.62%) Scala
8 3 (2.86%) Python
9 2 (1.90%) ActionScript
9 2 (1.90%) ActionScript 2.0
9 2 (1.90%) Groovy
10 1 (0.95%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.95%) Perl
10 1 (0.95%) VBA
10 1 (0.95%) VBScript
10 1 (0.95%) XPath
Qualifications
1 9 (8.57%) ITIL Certification
2 5 (4.76%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (3.81%) CCNP
4 3 (2.86%) Degree
5 2 (1.90%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (1.90%) PMI Certification
5 2 (1.90%) PMP
6 1 (0.95%) CCNA
6 1 (0.95%) MCSE
6 1 (0.95%) Numerate Degree
6 1 (0.95%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.95%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.71%) SLA
2 1 (0.95%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.95%) PMO
2 1 (0.95%) QA
System Software
1 29 (27.62%) Active Directory
2 9 (8.57%) XenApp
3 8 (7.62%) Docker
3 8 (7.62%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (6.67%) XenDesktop
5 6 (5.71%) Virtual Desktop
5 6 (5.71%) VMware Workstation
6 2 (1.90%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.95%) Apache Flume
7 1 (0.95%) Cronacle
7 1 (0.95%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 16 (15.24%) SCCM
2 7 (6.67%) Kubernetes
2 7 (6.67%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 5 (4.76%) Thomson Reuters DACS
4 3 (2.86%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 2 (1.90%) SCOM
6 1 (0.95%) HP ALM
6 1 (0.95%) Perfmon
6 1 (0.95%) Puppet
Vendors
1 78 (74.29%) Bloomberg
2 24 (22.86%) Microsoft
3 17 (16.19%) VMware
4 15 (14.29%) Citrix
5 10 (9.52%) Google
6 9 (8.57%) TIBCO
7 8 (7.62%) FactSet
7 8 (7.62%) Oracle
7 8 (7.62%) Tableau
8 7 (6.67%) Cisco
8 7 (6.67%) Fidessa
8 7 (6.67%) Symantec
9 6 (5.71%) ServiceNow
9 6 (5.71%) Speakerbus
9 6 (5.71%) Wallstreet Suite
10 5 (4.76%) CheckPoint
10 5 (4.76%) Trayport
11 4 (3.81%) Red Hat
11 4 (3.81%) Sybase
12 3 (2.86%) SAP