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 3 months to 25 June 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
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 486 562 567
Rank change year-on-year +76 +5  
Contract jobs citing Reuters 101 90 69
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.22% 0.17% 0.12%
As % of the Vendors category 0.50% 0.38% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 71 45
Median daily rate £513 £475 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.89% +35.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £197 £201 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £680
UK excluding London median daily rate £348 £475 £239
% change year-on-year -26.84% +98.95%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 4
Median hourly rate £22.58 - £18.00
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 20268 23841 24920
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 43.79% 44.93% 44.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 12304 14686 14597
Median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 703 813 1122
Median hourly rate £18.70 £20.00 £18.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.50% +5.93%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.50 £11.17
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year -14.63% +10.81%  

Reuters
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Reuters as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

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 3 months to 25 June 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 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Reuters in the UK

Reuters
Top 21 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 3 months to 25 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +48 90 £538 +13.15% 18
London +18 79 £550 - 18
City of London +11 14 £410 -51.76% 5
Belfast - 10 £178 -
Northern Ireland - 10 £178 -
County Antrim - 10 £178 -
Docklands, London - 5 £613 -
Hertfordshire - 4 £320 -
East of England - 4 £320 -
North West +27 3 £519 +15.27%
Yorkshire +22 3 - -
West Yorkshire +21 3 - -
Leeds +18 3 - -
Manchester +17 3 £519 +22.05%
Watford - 3 £320 -
Canary Wharf +5 2 £588 +144.79%
South East +24 1 - -
Surrey -11 1 - -
Sunbury-on-Thames - 1 - -
Edinburgh - 1 £375 -
Scotland - 1 £375 -

For the 6 months to 25 June 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.

1 143 (66.51%) Bloomberg
2 89 (41.40%) Banking
3 64 (29.77%) Finance
4 61 (28.37%) SQL
5 59 (27.44%) Windows
6 56 (26.05%) Front Office
7 49 (22.79%) SQL Server
8 48 (22.33%) Linux
9 47 (21.86%) Electronic Trading
10 46 (21.40%) Oracle
11 44 (20.47%) Microsoft
11 44 (20.47%) Agile Software Development
12 43 (20.00%) Investment Banking
13 42 (19.53%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 41 (19.07%) Unix
15 37 (17.21%) Java
15 37 (17.21%) Windows 7
16 35 (16.28%) Microsoft Office
17 33 (15.35%) C#
17 33 (15.35%) TIBCO
17 33 (15.35%) RMDS
18 32 (14.88%) FIX Protocol
18 32 (14.88%) Fixed Income
19 31 (14.42%) Citrix
20 30 (13.95%) Rendezvous
20 30 (13.95%) Analytical Skills
21 28 (13.02%) .NET
22 26 (12.09%) ION Trading
23 24 (11.16%) WPF
23 24 (11.16%) Multithreading

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 (5.58%) IBM Notes
1 12 (5.58%) Oracle Workflow
2 6 (2.79%) CMS
3 4 (1.86%) WebLogic
3 4 (1.86%) WebSphere
4 3 (1.40%) Confluence
4 3 (1.40%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (1.40%) MS Exchange
5 2 (0.93%) Apache
5 2 (0.93%) Apache Spark
5 2 (0.93%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (0.93%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.47%) Oracle Coherence
6 1 (0.47%) SAS
6 1 (0.47%) SharePoint
Applications
1 35 (16.28%) Microsoft Office
2 17 (7.91%) Microsoft Excel
2 17 (7.91%) Spreadsheet
3 3 (1.40%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.93%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 33 (15.35%) RMDS
2 17 (7.91%) Eikon
3 6 (2.79%) ION MarketView
4 4 (1.86%) Murex MxG2000
5 3 (1.40%) Dynamics CRM
5 3 (1.40%) SAP FSCM
6 1 (0.47%) BondVision
6 1 (0.47%) Orchestrade
6 1 (0.47%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.47%) Sophis RISQUE
6 1 (0.47%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 9 (4.19%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (2.33%) Cloud Computing
2 5 (2.33%) Office 365
3 3 (1.40%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 16 (7.44%) TCP/IP
2 15 (6.98%) VPN
3 13 (6.05%) Cisco IOS
4 7 (3.26%) Multicast
5 6 (2.79%) DNS
6 5 (2.33%) Remote Desktop
7 4 (1.86%) SAN
7 4 (1.86%) tcpdump
8 3 (1.40%) Internet
9 2 (0.93%) Firewall
9 2 (0.93%) Skype
10 1 (0.47%) Cisco IPT
10 1 (0.47%) Cisco Nexus
10 1 (0.47%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 1 (0.47%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 1 (0.47%) Junos
10 1 (0.47%) NAS
10 1 (0.47%) Network Security
10 1 (0.47%) PuTTY
10 1 (0.47%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (22.79%) SQL Server
2 10 (4.65%) KDB
3 9 (4.19%) Relational Database
4 7 (3.26%) Big Data
5 6 (2.79%) Hadoop
5 6 (2.79%) Sybase ASE
6 4 (1.86%) DB2
6 4 (1.86%) MarkLogic
6 4 (1.86%) MS Access
6 4 (1.86%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (1.40%) IDOL
7 3 (1.40%) SAP BW
8 2 (0.93%) Apache Cassandra
8 2 (0.93%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (0.93%) Kdb+
8 2 (0.93%) NoSQL
8 2 (0.93%) RDBMS
8 2 (0.93%) SQL Server 2014
9 1 (0.47%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.47%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 17 (7.91%) JUnit
2 15 (6.98%) Visual Studio
3 14 (6.51%) NUnit
4 5 (2.33%) JIRA
5 4 (1.86%) ERwin
5 4 (1.86%) Git (software)
5 4 (1.86%) Jenkins
5 4 (1.86%) Maven
5 4 (1.86%) Selenium
5 4 (1.86%) TeamCity
6 3 (1.40%) HP UFT
7 1 (0.47%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.47%) JBehave
7 1 (0.47%) jMock
7 1 (0.47%) Mockito
7 1 (0.47%) Subversion
7 1 (0.47%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.47%) Toad
General
1 89 (41.40%) Banking
2 64 (29.77%) Finance
3 56 (26.05%) Front Office
4 43 (20.00%) Investment Banking
5 15 (6.98%) Legal
6 8 (3.72%) Retail
6 8 (3.72%) Retail Banking
7 6 (2.79%) Law
8 5 (2.33%) Back Office
8 5 (2.33%) Financial Institution
8 5 (2.33%) Publishing
9 3 (1.40%) Mandarin Language
9 3 (1.40%) Multimedia
9 3 (1.40%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.93%) French Language
11 1 (0.47%) Billing
11 1 (0.47%) Corporate Banking
11 1 (0.47%) General Ledger
11 1 (0.47%) Marketing
11 1 (0.47%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 67 (31.16%) Developer
2 32 (14.88%) Analyst
3 21 (9.77%) .NET Developer
4 20 (9.30%) C# Developer
5 17 (7.91%) C# .NET Developer
5 17 (7.91%) Java Developer
5 17 (7.91%) Python Developer
6 16 (7.44%) Quantitative Developer
7 15 (6.98%) Architect
7 15 (6.98%) C# WPF Developer
7 15 (6.98%) Desktop Support
7 15 (6.98%) Electronic Trading Developer
7 15 (6.98%) UI Developer
7 15 (6.98%) WPF Developer
8 14 (6.51%) C# Developer - Electronic Trading
8 14 (6.51%) XAML Developer
9 13 (6.05%) Business Analyst
9 13 (6.05%) Development Manager
10 11 (5.12%) Java Development Manager
11 10 (4.65%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (14.88%) FIX Protocol
2 30 (13.95%) Rendezvous
3 28 (13.02%) .NET
4 24 (11.16%) WPF
5 16 (7.44%) Spring
6 12 (5.58%) XML
7 11 (5.12%) HTML
8 9 (4.19%) Hibernate
8 9 (4.19%) REST
9 6 (2.79%) Akka
9 6 (2.79%) HTML5
9 6 (2.79%) JMS
9 6 (2.79%) WinForms
10 5 (2.33%) JSON
10 5 (2.33%) Kafka
10 5 (2.33%) XSLT
11 4 (1.86%) Java EE
11 4 (1.86%) Java SE
11 4 (1.86%) JNI
11 4 (1.86%) Murex Flex
Miscellaneous
1 42 (19.53%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 32 (14.88%) Fixed Income
3 30 (13.95%) Analytical Skills
4 21 (9.77%) Equities
5 17 (7.91%) Blackberry
5 17 (7.91%) Derivative
6 14 (6.51%) User Experience
7 13 (6.05%) BYOD
8 11 (5.12%) Data Centre
8 11 (5.12%) Reference Data
9 8 (3.72%) iPad
10 5 (2.33%) Equity Derivative
10 5 (2.33%) Management Information System
11 4 (1.86%) OTC Derivatives
12 3 (1.40%) BBC
12 3 (1.40%) Computer Science
12 3 (1.40%) Hedge funds
12 3 (1.40%) New Media
12 3 (1.40%) PMI
12 3 (1.40%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 59 (27.44%) Windows
2 48 (22.33%) Linux
3 41 (19.07%) Unix
4 37 (17.21%) Windows 7
5 13 (6.05%) Mac OS
6 12 (5.58%) Android
7 10 (4.65%) Windows Server
8 9 (4.19%) Windows 10
9 8 (3.72%) Solaris
10 7 (3.26%) AIX
10 7 (3.26%) Windows 8
11 4 (1.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 3 (1.40%) Windows Server 2008
13 1 (0.47%) Windows Server 2003
13 1 (0.47%) Windows Server 2012
13 1 (0.47%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (21.86%) Electronic Trading
2 44 (20.47%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (11.16%) Multithreading
4 20 (9.30%) Workflow
5 19 (8.84%) High Availability
6 18 (8.37%) Low Latency
7 16 (7.44%) Analytics
7 16 (7.44%) MVVM
8 15 (6.98%) Mentoring
9 13 (6.05%) ITIL
9 13 (6.05%) Migration
10 12 (5.58%) Data Analytics
10 12 (5.58%) SOA
10 12 (5.58%) TDD
11 10 (4.65%) SDLC
12 9 (4.19%) Project Management
13 8 (3.72%) CRM
13 8 (3.72%) Data Modelling
13 8 (3.72%) E-Commerce
13 8 (3.72%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 61 (28.37%) SQL
2 37 (17.21%) Java
3 33 (15.35%) C#
4 23 (10.70%) Python
5 14 (6.51%) XAML
6 12 (5.58%) PowerShell
7 11 (5.12%) Perl
8 9 (4.19%) C++
8 9 (4.19%) VBA
9 7 (3.26%) Shell Script
10 6 (2.79%) JavaScript
10 6 (2.79%) R
11 5 (2.33%) Bash Shell
11 5 (2.33%) VB
12 4 (1.86%) C
12 4 (1.86%) T-SQL
13 2 (0.93%) ES6
13 2 (0.93%) Groovy
13 2 (0.93%) TypeScript
14 1 (0.47%) Korn
Qualifications
1 17 (7.91%) Degree
2 15 (6.98%) PhD
3 4 (1.86%) ITIL Certification
3 4 (1.86%) MCSE
3 4 (1.86%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (1.40%) ISEB
4 3 (1.40%) ISTQB
4 3 (1.40%) PMI Certification
4 3 (1.40%) SC Cleared
4 3 (1.40%) Security Cleared
5 2 (0.93%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.47%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.47%) CCNA
6 1 (0.47%) CCNP
6 1 (0.47%) MCP
6 1 (0.47%) MCSA
6 1 (0.47%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (6.51%) MiFID
2 13 (6.05%) QA
3 9 (4.19%) SLA
4 4 (1.86%) Data Quality
5 3 (1.40%) PMO
System Software
1 20 (9.30%) Active Directory
2 10 (4.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (2.79%) Oracle RAC
4 4 (1.86%) XenApp
5 3 (1.40%) Hyper-V
5 3 (1.40%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.47%) ProxySG
6 1 (0.47%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 6 (2.79%) SCCM
2 5 (2.33%) ITRS Geneos
2 5 (2.33%) Thomson Reuters DACS
3 3 (1.40%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (1.40%) ThinApp
4 2 (0.93%) OpenView
5 1 (0.47%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (0.47%) vCenter Server
5 1 (0.47%) yum
Vendors
1 143 (66.51%) Bloomberg
2 46 (21.40%) Oracle
3 44 (20.47%) Microsoft
4 33 (15.35%) TIBCO
5 31 (14.42%) Citrix
6 26 (12.09%) ION Trading
7 22 (10.23%) HP
8 19 (8.84%) Cisco
9 18 (8.37%) Sybase
10 15 (6.98%) FXall
10 15 (6.98%) IBM
11 12 (5.58%) Lotus
12 11 (5.12%) VMware
13 9 (4.19%) Fidessa
13 9 (4.19%) Murex
14 8 (3.72%) Calypso
15 7 (3.26%) Dell
16 6 (2.79%) Hortonworks
17 5 (2.33%) iManage
18 4 (1.86%) GoldenSource
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