Period
to 23 November 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 23 November 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
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 638 703 733
Rank change year-on-year +65 +30 -63
Contract jobs citing Reuters 251 188 162
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.24% 0.18% 0.14%
As % of the Vendors category 0.57% 0.39% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 182 121 97
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +42.86% -3.45%
10th Percentile £198 £200 £163
90th Percentile £713 £663 £668
UK excluding London median daily rate £428 £388 £450
% change year-on-year +10.32% -13.89% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 6 3
UK median hourly rate £29.00 £15.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +93.33% -14.29% +2.94%
10th Percentile £18.70 £11.00 £15.94
90th Percentile £30.00 £18.41 £18.75
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 43948 47741 49215
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.62% 45.35% 43.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 27314 29152 29013
UK median daily rate £433 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.98% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £235 £240 £225
90th Percentile £625 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1468 1711 2098
UK median hourly rate £17.43 £16.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.64% -5.71% +6.06%
10th Percentile £10.65 £10.25 £10.13
90th Percentile £45.30 £45.00 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year - -5.71% +6.06%

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 November 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 23 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Reuters in the UK

Reuters
Top 11 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 November 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 +72 241 £513 - 21
London +39 232 £520 -0.95% 21
UK excluding London +38 19 £428 +10.32% 1
Northern Ireland -31 8 £375 +386.36%
North of England +66 7 £513 +13.89%
North West +26 5 £513 +13.89%
Midlands +26 2 £350 -
Yorkshire +22 2 - -
Scotland -4 2 £463 +17.46% 1
East Midlands -8 1 £450 -
West Midlands - 1 £250 -

For the 6 months to 23 November 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.

1 174 (69.32%) Bloomberg
2 110 (43.82%) Finance
3 109 (43.43%) Windows
4 91 (36.25%) Front Office
5 84 (33.47%) Banking
6 64 (25.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 58 (23.11%) Windows 7
8 57 (22.71%) Microsoft Office
9 53 (21.12%) Electronic Trading
10 52 (20.72%) Citrix
11 49 (19.52%) Microsoft
12 48 (19.12%) SQL
13 47 (18.73%) Java
14 39 (15.54%) SQL Server
15 35 (13.94%) Active Directory
16 34 (13.55%) Unix
16 34 (13.55%) Currenex
17 33 (13.15%) Market Making
17 33 (13.15%) Microsoft Excel
18 32 (12.75%) FIX Protocol
19 31 (12.35%) FXall
20 30 (11.95%) Algorithmic Trading
20 30 (11.95%) Blackberry
21 29 (11.55%) Eikon
22 26 (10.36%) Python
22 26 (10.36%) Oracle
22 26 (10.36%) RMDS
22 26 (10.36%) Legal
23 25 (9.96%) VPN
23 25 (9.96%) Cisco

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 19 (7.57%) IBM Notes
2 11 (4.38%) MS Exchange
3 5 (1.99%) CMS
4 4 (1.59%) WebSphere
5 2 (0.80%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (0.80%) Confluence
6 1 (0.40%) Apache
6 1 (0.40%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.40%) SharePoint
Applications
1 57 (22.71%) Microsoft Office
2 33 (13.15%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.80%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.40%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.40%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 29 (11.55%) Eikon
2 26 (10.36%) RMDS
3 8 (3.19%) Kondor
4 5 (1.99%) Dynamics CRM
5 4 (1.59%) SAP FSCM
6 3 (1.20%) ION MarketView
6 3 (1.20%) Summit
7 2 (0.80%) BusinessWorks
7 2 (0.80%) Eloqua
Cloud Services
1 15 (5.98%) Office 365
2 6 (2.39%) npm
2 6 (2.39%) Yarn
3 5 (1.99%) OneDrive
4 1 (0.40%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 25 (9.96%) VPN
2 24 (9.56%) TCP/IP
3 16 (6.37%) Cisco IOS
4 5 (1.99%) Firewall
4 5 (1.99%) Intranet
4 5 (1.99%) VSAN
5 4 (1.59%) DNS
5 4 (1.59%) LAN
5 4 (1.59%) SAN
5 4 (1.59%) SSL
5 4 (1.59%) WAN
6 3 (1.20%) Network Security
6 3 (1.20%) Remote Desktop
7 2 (0.80%) FIX Connectivity
7 2 (0.80%) NAS
7 2 (0.80%) SMS
7 2 (0.80%) VoIP
8 1 (0.40%) Internet
8 1 (0.40%) PBX
8 1 (0.40%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (15.54%) SQL Server
2 10 (3.98%) Relational Database
3 7 (2.79%) Sybase ASE
4 6 (2.39%) SQL Server 2014
5 5 (1.99%) DB2
5 5 (1.99%) IDOL
6 4 (1.59%) MarkLogic
6 4 (1.59%) MS Access
7 3 (1.20%) NoSQL
7 3 (1.20%) RDBMS
7 3 (1.20%) SAP BW
7 3 (1.20%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (0.80%) KDB
9 1 (0.40%) Big Data
9 1 (0.40%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 13 (5.18%) JIRA
2 12 (4.78%) Maven
3 11 (4.38%) Git (software)
4 10 (3.98%) TeamCity
5 7 (2.79%) Jenkins
6 6 (2.39%) JUnit
7 5 (1.99%) Team Foundation Server
8 4 (1.59%) ERwin
8 4 (1.59%) Subversion
9 2 (0.80%) JIRA Agile
9 2 (0.80%) NUnit
9 2 (0.80%) Selenium
9 2 (0.80%) Sonatype Nexus
9 2 (0.80%) Visual Studio
10 1 (0.40%) Cucumber
10 1 (0.40%) HP UFT
10 1 (0.40%) JBehave
10 1 (0.40%) jMock
10 1 (0.40%) Mockito
General
1 110 (43.82%) Finance
2 91 (36.25%) Front Office
3 84 (33.47%) Banking
4 26 (10.36%) Legal
5 24 (9.56%) Investment Banking
6 12 (4.78%) Retail Banking
7 9 (3.59%) Financial Institution
7 9 (3.59%) Law
8 7 (2.79%) Advertising
8 7 (2.79%) Marketing
9 6 (2.39%) Back Office
9 6 (2.39%) International Banking
10 5 (1.99%) Telecoms
11 4 (1.59%) Billing
12 3 (1.20%) Pharmaceutical
12 3 (1.20%) Publishing
13 2 (0.80%) French Language
13 2 (0.80%) Manufacturing
14 1 (0.40%) General Ledger
14 1 (0.40%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 57 (22.71%) Analyst
2 55 (21.91%) Developer
3 33 (13.15%) Java Developer
4 26 (10.36%) Support Analyst
5 23 (9.16%) Desktop Support
6 22 (8.76%) Support Engineer
7 12 (4.78%) Electronic Trading Developer
7 12 (4.78%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
7 12 (4.78%) Project Manager
8 11 (4.38%) Front Office Developer
9 10 (3.98%) 2nd Line Support
9 10 (3.98%) Business Analyst
9 10 (3.98%) C# Developer
9 10 (3.98%) Data Analyst
9 10 (3.98%) Data Modeller
10 9 (3.59%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
11 8 (3.19%) 1st/2nd Line Desktop Support
11 8 (3.19%) 1st/2nd Line Support
11 8 (3.19%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 8 (3.19%) Trade Floor Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (12.75%) FIX Protocol
2 18 (7.17%) Spring
3 17 (6.77%) Rendezvous
4 16 (6.37%) .NET
5 15 (5.98%) WPF
6 11 (4.38%) REST
7 10 (3.98%) HTML
8 8 (3.19%) HTML5
8 8 (3.19%) Kafka
8 8 (3.19%) XML
9 7 (2.79%) Akka
9 7 (2.79%) Hibernate
9 7 (2.79%) Spring Boot
10 6 (2.39%) .NET Framework
10 6 (2.39%) JMS
10 6 (2.39%) JSON
10 6 (2.39%) Middleware
10 6 (2.39%) React
10 6 (2.39%) Redux
11 5 (1.99%) Zuul
Miscellaneous
1 64 (25.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 30 (11.95%) Blackberry
3 24 (9.56%) Analytical Skills
4 21 (8.37%) Equities
5 16 (6.37%) Fixed Income
6 15 (5.98%) BYOD
7 13 (5.18%) Derivative
8 11 (4.38%) Video Conferencing
9 10 (3.98%) Management Information System
9 10 (3.98%) SWIFT
10 7 (2.79%) Hedge funds
11 6 (2.39%) Reference Data
12 5 (1.99%) iPad
13 4 (1.59%) Equity Derivative
13 4 (1.59%) iPhone
13 4 (1.59%) N-Tier
13 4 (1.59%) OTC Derivatives
13 4 (1.59%) User Experience
14 3 (1.20%) Exotic Derivative
14 3 (1.20%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 109 (43.43%) Windows
2 58 (23.11%) Windows 7
3 34 (13.55%) Unix
4 25 (9.96%) Windows Server
5 22 (8.76%) Android
6 20 (7.97%) Windows 10
7 18 (7.17%) Linux
8 14 (5.58%) Apple iOS
9 13 (5.18%) Mac OS
9 13 (5.18%) Windows Server 2012
10 8 (3.19%) Windows Server 2008
11 6 (2.39%) Windows 8
12 4 (1.59%) Mac OS X
13 3 (1.20%) Windows Mobile
14 2 (0.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 2 (0.80%) Solaris
14 2 (0.80%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (21.12%) Electronic Trading
2 33 (13.15%) Market Making
3 30 (11.95%) Algorithmic Trading
4 23 (9.16%) ITIL
4 23 (9.16%) Multithreading
5 21 (8.37%) Agile Software Development
6 18 (7.17%) Project Management
7 17 (6.77%) User Acceptance Testing
8 16 (6.37%) Analytics
8 16 (6.37%) Low Latency
8 16 (6.37%) OO
9 15 (5.98%) Change Management
9 15 (5.98%) TDD
10 14 (5.58%) CRM
10 14 (5.58%) Performance Tuning
11 13 (5.18%) Continuous Integration
12 12 (4.78%) Migration
12 12 (4.78%) SOA
13 11 (4.38%) Data Analytics
13 11 (4.38%) FX Algorithmic Trading
Programming Languages
1 48 (19.12%) SQL
2 47 (18.73%) Java
3 26 (10.36%) Python
4 24 (9.56%) C#
5 17 (6.77%) VBA
6 12 (4.78%) JavaScript
6 12 (4.78%) PowerShell
7 10 (3.98%) R
8 9 (3.59%) C++
9 8 (3.19%) TypeScript
10 7 (2.79%) C
11 6 (2.39%) ES6
11 6 (2.39%) VB
12 4 (1.59%) Shell Script
13 2 (0.80%) AWK
13 2 (0.80%) Perl
14 1 (0.40%) Bash Shell
14 1 (0.40%) Groovy
14 1 (0.40%) PL/SQL
14 1 (0.40%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 22 (8.76%) Degree
2 15 (5.98%) MCSE
2 15 (5.98%) Microsoft Certification
3 9 (3.59%) PMP
4 8 (3.19%) MCDST
5 7 (2.79%) MCSA
6 5 (1.99%) PMI Certification
7 3 (1.20%) APMP
7 3 (1.20%) MCP
8 2 (0.80%) CCNA
8 2 (0.80%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (0.80%) SC Cleared
8 2 (0.80%) Security Cleared
9 1 (0.40%) A+ Certification
9 1 (0.40%) CCIE
9 1 (0.40%) ISEB
9 1 (0.40%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.40%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.40%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (4.38%) SLA
2 10 (3.98%) MiFID
3 7 (2.79%) QA
4 3 (1.20%) Data Quality
4 3 (1.20%) EMIR
4 3 (1.20%) P3O
5 2 (0.80%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.40%) Solvency II
System Software
1 35 (13.94%) Active Directory
2 12 (4.78%) Virtual Desktop
3 5 (1.99%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (1.59%) Firmware
4 4 (1.59%) Microsoft App-V
4 4 (1.59%) Virtual Servers
5 2 (0.80%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.40%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (0.40%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 20 (7.97%) SCCM
2 7 (2.79%) DameWare
3 4 (1.59%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (0.80%) ITRS Geneos
5 1 (0.40%) HP SIM
5 1 (0.40%) Thomson Reuters DACS
5 1 (0.40%) WhatsUp Gold
5 1 (0.40%) yum
Vendors
1 174 (69.32%) Bloomberg
2 52 (20.72%) Citrix
3 49 (19.52%) Microsoft
4 34 (13.55%) Currenex
5 31 (12.35%) FXall
6 26 (10.36%) Oracle
7 25 (9.96%) Cisco
8 21 (8.37%) TIBCO
9 20 (7.97%) VMware
10 19 (7.57%) Lotus
11 16 (6.37%) Fidessa
12 15 (5.98%) IBM
13 13 (5.18%) HP
14 11 (4.38%) Calypso
14 11 (4.38%) FactSet
14 11 (4.38%) Sybase
15 8 (3.19%) Murex
15 8 (3.19%) Tradeweb
15 8 (3.19%) Wyse
16 7 (2.79%) Apple