Period
to 24 June 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 24 June 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
24 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 725 629 685
Rank change year-on-year -96 +56 +9
Contract jobs citing Reuters 159 215 210
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.16% 0.23% 0.20%
As % of the Vendors category 0.38% 0.53% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 152 159
UK median daily rate £450 £575 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -21.74% +27.78% +9.09%
10th Percentile £213 £310 £191
90th Percentile £638 £700 £653
UK excluding London median daily rate £225 £387 £475
% change year-on-year -41.86% -18.53% +272.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 5 8
UK median hourly rate £30.00 £21.40 £21.34
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.19% +0.28% +18.56%
10th Percentile £24.40 £17.16 £20.00
90th Percentile £32.00 £27.50 £23.75
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 41,869 40,367 47,392
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.76% 44.07% 44.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 25,990 24,696 28,944
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £250 £250 £243
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +3.13% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,524 1,422 1,625
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.32% -5.70% +5.71%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.41 £10.13
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.50 £46.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year -3.03% -8.33% +5.88%

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 24 June 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 24 June 2018.

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 24 June 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 -100 149 £450 -25.00% 16
London -88 141 £475 -20.83% 16
UK excluding London -43 17 £225 -41.86%
Northern Ireland +17 9 £500 +181.69%
South East -25 5 £225 -64.00%
North West -21 1 £450 -13.25%
North of England -24 1 £450 -13.25%
South West - 1 £150 -
East Midlands - 1 - -
Midlands - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 24 June 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.

1 126 (79.25%) Bloomberg
2 110 (69.18%) Finance
3 67 (42.14%) Windows
4 66 (41.51%) Banking
5 37 (23.27%) Java
5 37 (23.27%) Citrix
5 37 (23.27%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 36 (22.64%) Front Office
7 34 (21.38%) Electronic Trading
8 33 (20.75%) Python
9 31 (19.50%) Active Directory
9 31 (19.50%) SQL
9 31 (19.50%) Microsoft Office
10 28 (17.61%) Windows 7
11 27 (16.98%) Test Automation
12 25 (15.72%) Kafka
12 25 (15.72%) Low Latency
12 25 (15.72%) Analytical Skills
12 25 (15.72%) Problem-Solving
12 25 (15.72%) OO
12 25 (15.72%) VBA
13 24 (15.09%) JavaScript
13 24 (15.09%) C#
13 24 (15.09%) Microsoft Excel
13 24 (15.09%) Akka
13 24 (15.09%) SCCM
14 23 (14.47%) Git (software)
14 23 (14.47%) Windows 10
14 23 (14.47%) Linux
14 23 (14.47%) ITIL

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 16 (10.06%) Tomcat
2 15 (9.43%) MS Exchange
3 13 (8.18%) JBoss
4 5 (3.14%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 3 (1.89%) MQSeries
6 1 (0.63%) Apache Solr
6 1 (0.63%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.63%) Confluence
6 1 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.63%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.63%) IIS
6 1 (0.63%) MindAlign
6 1 (0.63%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 31 (19.50%) Microsoft Office
2 24 (15.09%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (3.77%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 17 (10.69%) RMDS
2 16 (10.06%) Eikon
3 4 (2.52%) ION MarketView
4 3 (1.89%) Kondor
5 2 (1.26%) Elite 3E
5 2 (1.26%) Summit
5 2 (1.26%) Workfront
6 1 (0.63%) Eagle PACE
6 1 (0.63%) Markit EDM
6 1 (0.63%) PolarLake
Cloud Services
1 22 (13.84%) Office 365
2 11 (6.92%) Yarn
3 10 (6.29%) npm
4 1 (0.63%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.63%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 18 (11.32%) Multicast
2 17 (10.69%) Firewall
3 12 (7.55%) SSL
4 11 (6.92%) Cisco IOS
4 11 (6.92%) DNS
4 11 (6.92%) TCP/IP
5 10 (6.29%) DHCP
5 10 (6.29%) LAN
5 10 (6.29%) OSPF
6 8 (5.03%) Internet
6 8 (5.03%) Skype
6 8 (5.03%) VPN
7 6 (3.77%) WAN
8 5 (3.14%) BGP
8 5 (3.14%) Cisco Nexus
8 5 (3.14%) Extranet
8 5 (3.14%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 5 (3.14%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 5 (3.14%) MPLS
8 5 (3.14%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (13.84%) SQL Server
2 11 (6.92%) SQL Server 2014
3 9 (5.66%) MongoDB
4 7 (4.40%) Qlik Sense
5 5 (3.14%) GIS
6 4 (2.52%) QlikView
7 3 (1.89%) Sybase ASE
8 2 (1.26%) Big Data
8 2 (1.26%) MS Access
8 2 (1.26%) OLAP
8 2 (1.26%) Oracle OLAP
9 1 (0.63%) Apache Hive
9 1 (0.63%) Blockchain
9 1 (0.63%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.63%) HBase
9 1 (0.63%) KDB
9 1 (0.63%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.63%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 23 (14.47%) Git (software)
2 11 (6.92%) Maven
3 10 (6.29%) Jenkins
3 10 (6.29%) TeamCity
4 9 (5.66%) JUnit
5 8 (5.03%) RStudio
6 6 (3.77%) Team Foundation Server
7 5 (3.14%) Visual Studio
8 3 (1.89%) JIRA
8 3 (1.89%) JMeter
8 3 (1.89%) Selenium
8 3 (1.89%) WebDriver
9 1 (0.63%) NUnit
General
1 110 (69.18%) Finance
2 66 (41.51%) Banking
3 36 (22.64%) Front Office
4 21 (13.21%) Financial Institution
5 19 (11.95%) Investment Banking
6 5 (3.14%) Legal
7 4 (2.52%) Back Office
8 3 (1.89%) Corporate Banking
8 3 (1.89%) Law
9 2 (1.26%) Advertising
9 2 (1.26%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.63%) Marketing
10 1 (0.63%) Retail
10 1 (0.63%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 37 (23.27%) Analyst
2 35 (22.01%) Developer
3 17 (10.69%) Desktop Support
4 16 (10.06%) Support Analyst
5 15 (9.43%) Support Engineer
6 14 (8.81%) Electronic Trading Developer
7 10 (6.29%) Java Developer
7 10 (6.29%) Senior Analyst
8 9 (5.66%) Senior Developer
8 9 (5.66%) Service Analyst
9 8 (5.03%) 2nd Line Support
10 7 (4.40%) Applications Engineer
10 7 (4.40%) Consultant
10 7 (4.40%) Data Engineer
10 7 (4.40%) Desktop Analyst
11 6 (3.77%) Data Modeller
11 6 (3.77%) Desktop Engineer
11 6 (3.77%) Network Engineer
11 6 (3.77%) Service Management Analyst
12 5 (3.14%) Desktop Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (15.72%) Kafka
2 24 (15.09%) Akka
3 22 (13.84%) REST
4 13 (8.18%) HTML
4 13 (8.18%) HTML5
4 13 (8.18%) Node.js
5 12 (7.55%) Rendezvous
5 12 (7.55%) Spring
5 12 (7.55%) WPF
6 11 (6.92%) Hibernate
6 11 (6.92%) React
6 11 (6.92%) Redux
6 11 (6.92%) Spring Boot
7 10 (6.29%) Zuul
8 9 (5.66%) JSON
9 8 (5.03%) FIX Protocol
10 7 (4.40%) .NET
11 3 (1.89%) XML
12 2 (1.26%) .NET Framework
12 2 (1.26%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 37 (23.27%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 25 (15.72%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (10.69%) Equities
4 15 (9.43%) Blackberry
5 14 (8.81%) Fintech
6 13 (8.18%) Hybrid Cloud
7 10 (6.29%) Fixed Income
8 8 (5.03%) Video Conferencing
9 7 (4.40%) Data Centre
10 6 (3.77%) Self-Motivation
11 5 (3.14%) Data Structures
11 5 (3.14%) Eurex
12 4 (2.52%) e-Health
13 3 (1.89%) Computer Science
13 3 (1.89%) Derivative
13 3 (1.89%) Hedge funds
13 3 (1.89%) iPhone
13 3 (1.89%) Online Banking
14 2 (1.26%) Interest Rate Derivative
14 2 (1.26%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 67 (42.14%) Windows
2 28 (17.61%) Windows 7
3 23 (14.47%) Linux
3 23 (14.47%) Windows 10
4 19 (11.95%) Unix
5 12 (7.55%) Windows Server
6 11 (6.92%) Apple iOS
7 6 (3.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (1.89%) Solaris
8 3 (1.89%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (1.89%) Windows Vista
9 2 (1.26%) Android
9 2 (1.26%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.63%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.63%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.63%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (21.38%) Electronic Trading
2 27 (16.98%) Test Automation
3 25 (15.72%) Low Latency
3 25 (15.72%) OO
3 25 (15.72%) Problem-Solving
4 23 (14.47%) ITIL
5 21 (13.21%) Agile Software Development
6 20 (12.58%) Change Management
7 16 (10.06%) OOP
7 16 (10.06%) Project Management
8 15 (9.43%) Migration
9 14 (8.81%) Change Control
9 14 (8.81%) Incident Management
10 13 (8.18%) Kanban
10 13 (8.18%) Microservices
10 13 (8.18%) Service Management
10 13 (8.18%) Use Case
11 12 (7.55%) Analytics
12 11 (6.92%) Problem Management
12 11 (6.92%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 37 (23.27%) Java
2 33 (20.75%) Python
3 31 (19.50%) SQL
4 25 (15.72%) VBA
5 24 (15.09%) C#
5 24 (15.09%) JavaScript
6 15 (9.43%) R
7 11 (6.92%) ES6
7 11 (6.92%) Java 8
7 11 (6.92%) Perl
7 11 (6.92%) TypeScript
8 6 (3.77%) Ruby
9 5 (3.14%) C
10 3 (1.89%) C++
10 3 (1.89%) Shell Script
11 2 (1.26%) Bash Shell
11 2 (1.26%) VB
11 2 (1.26%) VB6
12 1 (0.63%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.63%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (8.81%) MCSE
1 14 (8.81%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (6.29%) MCDST
3 7 (4.40%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (2.52%) Degree
4 4 (2.52%) MCSA
5 3 (1.89%) CCIE
5 3 (1.89%) HP ASE
5 3 (1.89%) ISTQB
5 3 (1.89%) MCP
6 2 (1.26%) CCNA
6 2 (1.26%) CCNP
7 1 (0.63%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.63%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.63%) JNCIE
7 1 (0.63%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.63%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (7.55%) SLA
2 1 (0.63%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.63%) MiFID
2 1 (0.63%) QA
System Software
1 31 (19.50%) Active Directory
2 17 (10.69%) Virtual Desktop
3 14 (8.81%) Docker
4 12 (7.55%) Microsoft App-V
5 4 (2.52%) ProxySG
6 1 (0.63%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 1 (0.63%) HDFS
6 1 (0.63%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 24 (15.09%) SCCM
2 5 (3.14%) Thomson Reuters DACS
3 3 (1.89%) OpenView
3 3 (1.89%) Tivoli
4 2 (1.26%) DameWare
4 2 (1.26%) WSUS
5 1 (0.63%) Hadoop YARN
5 1 (0.63%) Kibana
5 1 (0.63%) logstash
5 1 (0.63%) Nagios
5 1 (0.63%) Oozie
5 1 (0.63%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (0.63%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.63%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 126 (79.25%) Bloomberg
2 37 (23.27%) Citrix
3 22 (13.84%) Cisco
4 21 (13.21%) Microsoft
5 19 (11.95%) HP
6 14 (8.81%) Capita
6 14 (8.81%) Dell
6 14 (8.81%) Oracle
6 14 (8.81%) VMware
7 13 (8.18%) FXall
8 12 (7.55%) TIBCO
9 10 (6.29%) Wyse
10 8 (5.03%) Remedy
10 8 (5.03%) Sun
11 6 (3.77%) Calypso
11 6 (3.77%) Currenex
11 6 (3.77%) Red Hat
11 6 (3.77%) Tradeweb
12 5 (3.14%) F5
12 5 (3.14%) FactSet