Period
to 22 July 2017

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 22 July 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 Reuters Group PLC.

Reuters
UK
6 months to
22 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 624 678 738
Rank change year-on-year +54 +60 -136
Contract jobs citing Reuters 222 210 151
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.23% 0.19% 0.13%
As % of the Vendors category 0.53% 0.43% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 157 161 105
UK median daily rate £550 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.22% +12.50% -5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £200 £163
90th Percentile £700 £663 £730
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £475 £128
% change year-on-year -15.79% +272.55% -66.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 6 4
UK median hourly rate £26.88 £21.34 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.94% +18.56% +2.86%
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 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 41961 49035 50445
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 43.76% 44.56% 44.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 25638 30057 29072
UK median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +2.56%
10th Percentile £250 £245 £219
90th Percentile £600 £583 £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 1433 1621 2182
UK median hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.86% - +2.94%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.00 £10.29
90th Percentile £47.50 £45.00 £44.37
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.28 £17.45 £17.00
% change year-on-year -6.70% +2.65% +3.03%

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 22 July 2017.

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 22 July 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Reuters in the UK

Reuters
Top 10 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 22 July 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 +59 210 £550 +22.22% 13
London +22 191 £550 +25.71% 11
UK excluding London +63 30 £400 -15.79% 2
North of England +72 12 £513 +13.89%
Northern Ireland - 10 £178 -
North West +44 7 £513 +13.89%
Yorkshire +31 5 - -
East of England - 4 £320 -
South East +12 3 £625 +25.00% 1
Scotland +33 1 £375 +66.67%

For the 6 months to 22 July 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Reuters 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 Reuters.

1 160 (72.07%) Bloomberg
2 94 (42.34%) Banking
3 76 (34.23%) Finance
4 67 (30.18%) Windows
5 64 (28.83%) Front Office
6 61 (27.48%) SQL
7 46 (20.72%) Microsoft
8 43 (19.37%) Investment Banking
9 41 (18.47%) Electronic Trading
9 41 (18.47%) Windows 7
10 39 (17.57%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 39 (17.57%) Java
10 39 (17.57%) SQL Server
10 39 (17.57%) Microsoft Office
11 38 (17.12%) Oracle
11 38 (17.12%) Agile Software Development
12 37 (16.67%) Unix
12 37 (16.67%) Linux
13 32 (14.41%) C#
14 29 (13.06%) Citrix
14 29 (13.06%) FIX Protocol
15 28 (12.61%) .NET
16 27 (12.16%) Fixed Income
16 27 (12.16%) RMDS
16 27 (12.16%) Analytical Skills
17 26 (11.71%) TIBCO
18 25 (11.26%) Analytics
19 23 (10.36%) WPF
19 23 (10.36%) Python
19 23 (10.36%) Microsoft Excel

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 12 (5.41%) IBM Notes
2 9 (4.05%) CMS
3 7 (3.15%) Oracle Workflow
4 4 (1.80%) WebLogic
4 4 (1.80%) WebSphere
5 3 (1.35%) Apache
5 3 (1.35%) Apache Spark
5 3 (1.35%) Confluence
5 3 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (1.35%) MS Exchange
6 2 (0.90%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (0.90%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.45%) Oracle Coherence
7 1 (0.45%) SAS
7 1 (0.45%) SharePoint
Applications
1 39 (17.57%) Microsoft Office
2 23 (10.36%) Microsoft Excel
3 13 (5.86%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (1.35%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.90%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 27 (12.16%) RMDS
2 19 (8.56%) Eikon
3 7 (3.15%) Dynamics CRM
4 5 (2.25%) ION MarketView
5 4 (1.80%) Murex MxG2000
6 2 (0.90%) SAP FSCM
6 2 (0.90%) Summit
7 1 (0.45%) BondVision
7 1 (0.45%) Orchestrade
7 1 (0.45%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.45%) Sophis RISQUE
Cloud Services
1 9 (4.05%) Office 365
2 7 (3.15%) OneDrive
3 5 (2.25%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (1.35%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 16 (7.21%) TCP/IP
2 15 (6.76%) VPN
3 13 (5.86%) Cisco IOS
4 6 (2.70%) SAN
5 5 (2.25%) Remote Desktop
6 4 (1.80%) DNS
7 3 (1.35%) LAN
7 3 (1.35%) Multicast
7 3 (1.35%) NAS
7 3 (1.35%) WAN
8 2 (0.90%) Firewall
8 2 (0.90%) Internet
8 2 (0.90%) Skype
9 1 (0.45%) BGP
9 1 (0.45%) H.323
9 1 (0.45%) Intranet
9 1 (0.45%) MGCP
9 1 (0.45%) MPLS
9 1 (0.45%) OSPF
9 1 (0.45%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (17.57%) SQL Server
2 12 (5.41%) Relational Database
3 10 (4.50%) KDB
4 8 (3.60%) MarkLogic
5 7 (3.15%) IDOL
5 7 (3.15%) MS Access
5 7 (3.15%) Sybase ASE
6 6 (2.70%) Big Data
7 5 (2.25%) NoSQL
7 5 (2.25%) RDBMS
8 4 (1.80%) DB2
9 3 (1.35%) Hadoop
9 3 (1.35%) SQL Server 2008
9 3 (1.35%) SQL Server 2014
10 2 (0.90%) Apache Cassandra
10 2 (0.90%) Kdb+
10 2 (0.90%) SAP BW
11 1 (0.45%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 15 (6.76%) JUnit
2 10 (4.50%) NUnit
2 10 (4.50%) Visual Studio
3 8 (3.60%) ERwin
4 7 (3.15%) JIRA
5 6 (2.70%) Maven
6 5 (2.25%) Git (software)
6 5 (2.25%) Jenkins
6 5 (2.25%) TeamCity
7 4 (1.80%) Selenium
8 3 (1.35%) HP UFT
9 1 (0.45%) Cucumber
9 1 (0.45%) JBehave
9 1 (0.45%) jMock
9 1 (0.45%) Mockito
9 1 (0.45%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 94 (42.34%) Banking
2 76 (34.23%) Finance
3 64 (28.83%) Front Office
4 43 (19.37%) Investment Banking
5 23 (10.36%) Legal
6 10 (4.50%) Retail
7 9 (4.05%) Financial Institution
8 8 (3.60%) Retail Banking
9 6 (2.70%) Law
10 4 (1.80%) Back Office
11 3 (1.35%) Publishing
12 2 (0.90%) French Language
12 2 (0.90%) Mandarin Language
12 2 (0.90%) Marketing
12 2 (0.90%) Multimedia
12 2 (0.90%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.45%) Billing
13 1 (0.45%) Corporate Banking
13 1 (0.45%) General Ledger
13 1 (0.45%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 62 (27.93%) Developer
2 42 (18.92%) Analyst
3 19 (8.56%) .NET Developer
3 19 (8.56%) Java Developer
4 17 (7.66%) C# Developer
5 16 (7.21%) Desktop Support
6 15 (6.76%) C# .NET Developer
6 15 (6.76%) Python Developer
7 14 (6.31%) Business Analyst
7 14 (6.31%) Quantitative Developer
7 14 (6.31%) Support Analyst
8 13 (5.86%) Data Modeller
9 12 (5.41%) Architect
9 12 (5.41%) UI Developer
10 11 (4.95%) C# WPF Developer
10 11 (4.95%) WPF Developer
11 10 (4.50%) C# Developer - Electronic Trading
11 10 (4.50%) Electronic Trading Developer
11 10 (4.50%) Support Engineer
11 10 (4.50%) XAML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (13.06%) FIX Protocol
2 28 (12.61%) .NET
3 23 (10.36%) WPF
4 22 (9.91%) Rendezvous
5 18 (8.11%) Spring
6 11 (4.95%) REST
7 10 (4.50%) Hibernate
7 10 (4.50%) HTML
7 10 (4.50%) XML
8 8 (3.60%) Akka
9 7 (3.15%) HTML5
9 7 (3.15%) Kafka
10 6 (2.70%) JMS
10 6 (2.70%) WinForms
11 5 (2.25%) JSON
11 5 (2.25%) Spring Boot
11 5 (2.25%) Zuul
12 4 (1.80%) Java EE
12 4 (1.80%) Java SE
12 4 (1.80%) Murex Flex
Miscellaneous
1 39 (17.57%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 27 (12.16%) Analytical Skills
2 27 (12.16%) Fixed Income
3 23 (10.36%) Equities
4 18 (8.11%) Blackberry
5 17 (7.66%) Derivative
6 13 (5.86%) BYOD
7 12 (5.41%) Reference Data
8 11 (4.95%) User Experience
9 10 (4.50%) Management Information System
10 8 (3.60%) Data Centre
10 8 (3.60%) iPad
11 7 (3.15%) Hedge funds
12 5 (2.25%) Equity Derivative
13 4 (1.80%) Enterprise Software
13 4 (1.80%) OTC Derivatives
14 3 (1.35%) Computer Science
14 3 (1.35%) Exotic Derivative
14 3 (1.35%) PMI
14 3 (1.35%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 67 (30.18%) Windows
2 41 (18.47%) Windows 7
3 37 (16.67%) Linux
3 37 (16.67%) Unix
4 14 (6.31%) Mac OS
5 13 (5.86%) Android
6 11 (4.95%) Windows Server
7 9 (4.05%) Windows 10
8 7 (3.15%) Windows 8
9 5 (2.25%) Solaris
10 4 (1.80%) AIX
11 3 (1.35%) Windows Server 2008
12 2 (0.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.45%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.45%) Windows Server 2003
13 1 (0.45%) Windows Server 2012
13 1 (0.45%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (18.47%) Electronic Trading
2 38 (17.12%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (11.26%) Analytics
4 22 (9.91%) Multithreading
5 21 (9.46%) Workflow
6 19 (8.56%) Data Analytics
7 17 (7.66%) CRM
8 15 (6.76%) Migration
8 15 (6.76%) TDD
9 14 (6.31%) Data Modelling
9 14 (6.31%) SOA
10 13 (5.86%) ITIL
10 13 (5.86%) MVVM
11 11 (4.95%) Disaster Recovery
11 11 (4.95%) Mentoring
11 11 (4.95%) Project Management
12 10 (4.50%) User Acceptance Testing
13 9 (4.05%) Continuous Integration
13 9 (4.05%) High Availability
13 9 (4.05%) Low Latency
Programming Languages
1 61 (27.48%) SQL
2 39 (17.57%) Java
3 32 (14.41%) C#
4 23 (10.36%) Python
5 18 (8.11%) PowerShell
6 13 (5.86%) VBA
7 10 (4.50%) C++
7 10 (4.50%) R
7 10 (4.50%) XAML
8 8 (3.60%) Shell Script
9 7 (3.15%) Perl
9 7 (3.15%) VB
10 6 (2.70%) C
10 6 (2.70%) JavaScript
11 3 (1.35%) ES6
11 3 (1.35%) Groovy
11 3 (1.35%) T-SQL
11 3 (1.35%) TypeScript
12 1 (0.45%) Korn
12 1 (0.45%) Scala
Qualifications
1 17 (7.66%) Degree
2 11 (4.95%) PhD
3 4 (1.80%) ITIL Certification
3 4 (1.80%) MCSE
3 4 (1.80%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (1.80%) SC Cleared
3 4 (1.80%) Security Cleared
4 3 (1.35%) ISEB
4 3 (1.35%) ISTQB
4 3 (1.35%) PMI Certification
5 2 (0.90%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.45%) CCNA
6 1 (0.45%) CCNP
6 1 (0.45%) MCP
6 1 (0.45%) MCSA
6 1 (0.45%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (5.86%) MiFID
1 13 (5.86%) QA
2 5 (2.25%) SLA
3 4 (1.80%) Data Quality
4 3 (1.35%) PMO
5 1 (0.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 19 (8.56%) Active Directory
2 7 (3.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.80%) XenApp
4 3 (1.35%) Hyper-V
4 3 (1.35%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (1.35%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.45%) ProxySG
5 1 (0.45%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.45%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 8 (3.60%) SCCM
2 3 (1.35%) ThinApp
3 2 (0.90%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (0.90%) ITRS Geneos
3 2 (0.90%) OpenView
4 1 (0.45%) Thomson Reuters DACS
4 1 (0.45%) vCenter Server
4 1 (0.45%) yum
Vendors
1 160 (72.07%) Bloomberg
2 46 (20.72%) Microsoft
3 38 (17.12%) Oracle
4 29 (13.06%) Citrix
5 26 (11.71%) TIBCO
6 19 (8.56%) HP
6 19 (8.56%) Sybase
7 18 (8.11%) Cisco
7 18 (8.11%) ION Trading
8 16 (7.21%) IBM
9 15 (6.76%) FXall
10 12 (5.41%) Calypso
10 12 (5.41%) Fidessa
10 12 (5.41%) Lotus
11 11 (4.95%) Murex
11 11 (4.95%) VMware
12 8 (3.60%) Informatica
13 7 (3.15%) Alteryx
13 7 (3.15%) iManage
13 7 (3.15%) Interwoven
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