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 27 March 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Reuters
UK
Rank 473 522 530
Rank change year-on-year +49 +8  
Contract jobs citing Reuters 110 118 101
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.24% 0.22% 0.19%
As % of the Vendors category 0.56% 0.51% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 87 70
Median daily rate £620 £355 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +74.64% -21.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £198 £172
10% offered a daily rate of more than £750 £600 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £625 £540 £350
% change year-on-year +15.74% +54.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 8 0
Median hourly rate £17.30 £21.34 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.93% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.30 - -

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 19813 23266 24403
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 44.11% 43.71% 45.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 12248 14093 13817
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 710 807 1038
Median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +14.28%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.67 £10.73 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £50.68 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.38 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -13.81% +11.76%  

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 27 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Reuters in the UK

Reuters
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Reuters.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Reuters in the UK

Reuters
Top 6 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 27 March 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 +41 109 £620 +69.86% 11
London +26 106 £620 +77.14% 11
City of London -8 13 £525 +59.09% 5
South East +11 3 £625 +14.67%
Oxfordshire - 3 £625 -
Canary Wharf - 1 £850 -

Reuters
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 (64.13%) Bloomberg
2 99 (44.39%) Banking
3 71 (31.84%) Windows
4 63 (28.25%) Finance
5 60 (26.91%) Linux
6 55 (24.66%) Front Office
7 53 (23.77%) Electronic Trading
8 52 (23.32%) Oracle
9 49 (21.97%) Investment Banking
10 48 (21.52%) SQL
11 46 (20.63%) Fixed Income
12 45 (20.18%) RMDS
12 45 (20.18%) Windows 7
13 44 (19.73%) Agile Software Development
14 43 (19.28%) Unix
14 43 (19.28%) TIBCO
15 41 (18.39%) Rendezvous
15 41 (18.39%) SQL Server
16 38 (17.04%) ION Trading
17 35 (15.70%) C#
17 35 (15.70%) Microsoft
18 34 (15.25%) Java
19 33 (14.80%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
20 32 (14.35%) Analytical Skills
20 32 (14.35%) Multithreading
21 30 (13.45%) MS Office
22 29 (13.00%) FIX Protocol
23 28 (12.56%) Windows Server
24 25 (11.21%) Python
25 23 (10.31%) Spreadsheet

Reuters
Top Related 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 (7.17%) IBM Notes
1 16 (7.17%) Oracle Workflow
2 7 (3.14%) WebSphere
3 4 (1.79%) WebLogic
4 3 (1.35%) CMS
4 3 (1.35%) DataSynapse
5 2 (0.90%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (0.90%) Confluence
5 2 (0.90%) SharePoint
5 2 (0.90%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.45%) Apache
6 1 (0.45%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.45%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.45%) Oracle Coherence
6 1 (0.45%) SAS
Applications
1 30 (13.45%) MS Office
2 23 (10.31%) Spreadsheet
3 14 (6.28%) MS Excel
4 2 (0.90%) MS Project
4 2 (0.90%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.45%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 45 (20.18%) RMDS
2 19 (8.52%) Eikon
3 4 (1.79%) ION MarketView
3 4 (1.79%) Murex MxG2000
4 3 (1.35%) SAP FSCM
5 2 (0.90%) Sophis RISQUE
6 1 (0.45%) BondVision
6 1 (0.45%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.45%) Markit EDM
6 1 (0.45%) Orchestrade
6 1 (0.45%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 9 (4.04%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (1.79%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.45%) IaaS
3 1 (0.45%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.45%) Office 365
3 1 (0.45%) PaaS
3 1 (0.45%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (4.93%) TCP/IP
2 10 (4.48%) Firewall
2 10 (4.48%) Multicast
3 9 (4.04%) VPN
4 8 (3.59%) Cisco IOS
4 8 (3.59%) DNS
4 8 (3.59%) tcpdump
5 5 (2.24%) HTTP
6 4 (1.79%) DHCP
6 4 (1.79%) Internet
6 4 (1.79%) NAS
6 4 (1.79%) SAN
7 3 (1.35%) BGP
7 3 (1.35%) Cisco Nexus
7 3 (1.35%) LAN
7 3 (1.35%) LDAP
7 3 (1.35%) OSPF
7 3 (1.35%) Remote Desktop
7 3 (1.35%) WAN
8 2 (0.90%) NX-OS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (18.39%) SQL Server
2 9 (4.04%) KDB
3 8 (3.59%) Big Data
4 6 (2.69%) NoSQL
5 5 (2.24%) Hadoop
5 5 (2.24%) Relational Database
6 4 (1.79%) MarkLogic
6 4 (1.79%) MS Access
6 4 (1.79%) Oracle Database
6 4 (1.79%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (1.35%) MySQL
7 3 (1.35%) Oracle Database 11g
7 3 (1.35%) Oracle Reports
7 3 (1.35%) SAP BW
7 3 (1.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (0.90%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.45%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.45%) Oracle Database 10g
9 1 (0.45%) Oracle8/8i Database
9 1 (0.45%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 20 (8.97%) JUnit
2 13 (5.83%) Visual Studio
3 12 (5.38%) NUnit
4 8 (3.59%) JIRA
5 4 (1.79%) ERwin
6 3 (1.35%) Git (software)
7 2 (0.90%) Maven
8 1 (0.45%) IntelliJ
8 1 (0.45%) Jenkins
8 1 (0.45%) Subversion
8 1 (0.45%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.45%) Toad
General
1 99 (44.39%) Banking
2 63 (28.25%) Finance
3 55 (24.66%) Front Office
4 49 (21.97%) Investment Banking
5 14 (6.28%) Legal
6 13 (5.83%) Retail
6 13 (5.83%) Retail Banking
7 5 (2.24%) Law
7 5 (2.24%) Publishing
8 3 (1.35%) Mandarin Language
8 3 (1.35%) Multimedia
8 3 (1.35%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.90%) Back Office
9 2 (0.90%) Corporate Banking
9 2 (0.90%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.90%) French Language
10 1 (0.45%) Advertising
10 1 (0.45%) Billing
10 1 (0.45%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 77 (34.53%) Developer
2 39 (17.49%) Analyst
3 29 (13.00%) C# Developer
4 24 (10.76%) Desktop Support
5 22 (9.87%) Python Developer
6 20 (8.97%) Architect
7 19 (8.52%) Electronic Trading Developer
7 19 (8.52%) Market Data Engineer
8 18 (8.07%) Java Developer
9 17 (7.62%) Data Engineer
9 17 (7.62%) Support Analyst
10 15 (6.73%) Solutions Architect
11 14 (6.28%) 2nd Line Support
11 14 (6.28%) C++ Developer
11 14 (6.28%) Quantitative Developer
12 13 (5.83%) .NET Developer
12 13 (5.83%) C# WPF Developer
12 13 (5.83%) Front Office Developer
12 13 (5.83%) Support Engineer
12 13 (5.83%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (18.39%) Rendezvous
2 29 (13.00%) FIX Protocol
3 18 (8.07%) .NET
4 14 (6.28%) WPF
5 12 (5.38%) XML
6 11 (4.93%) WinForms
7 8 (3.59%) HTML
7 8 (3.59%) Spring
8 5 (2.24%) JMS
8 5 (2.24%) XSLT
9 4 (1.79%) Hibernate
9 4 (1.79%) Java EE
9 4 (1.79%) Java SE
9 4 (1.79%) JNI
9 4 (1.79%) Murex Flex
9 4 (1.79%) SOAP
9 4 (1.79%) Spring Integration
9 4 (1.79%) Web Services
10 3 (1.35%) HTML5
10 3 (1.35%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 46 (20.63%) Fixed Income
2 33 (14.80%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 32 (14.35%) Analytical Skills
4 22 (9.87%) Blackberry
5 18 (8.07%) Derivative
6 14 (6.28%) User Experience
7 13 (5.83%) Equities
7 13 (5.83%) iPad
8 10 (4.48%) iPhone
9 7 (3.14%) BYOD
10 6 (2.69%) Equity Derivative
10 6 (2.69%) Hedge funds
11 5 (2.24%) Data Centre
11 5 (2.24%) Fintech
11 5 (2.24%) Reference Data
12 3 (1.35%) Algorithms
12 3 (1.35%) Credit Derivative
12 3 (1.35%) Data Structures
12 3 (1.35%) Grid Computing
12 3 (1.35%) New Media
Operating Systems
1 71 (31.84%) Windows
2 60 (26.91%) Linux
3 45 (20.18%) Windows 7
4 43 (19.28%) Unix
5 28 (12.56%) Windows Server
6 16 (7.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 13 (5.83%) Solaris
8 9 (4.04%) Windows Server 2003
8 9 (4.04%) Windows XP
9 8 (3.59%) Windows Server 2008
10 7 (3.14%) Mac OS
11 6 (2.69%) Android
12 5 (2.24%) AIX
13 4 (1.79%) Windows 8
14 3 (1.35%) Windows 10
15 1 (0.45%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (23.77%) Electronic Trading
2 44 (19.73%) Agile Software Development
3 32 (14.35%) Multithreading
4 23 (10.31%) Low Latency
5 22 (9.87%) High Availability
6 20 (8.97%) Workflow
7 14 (6.28%) MVVM
8 13 (5.83%) Mentoring
9 9 (4.04%) Analytics
9 9 (4.04%) Asset Management
9 9 (4.04%) Project Management
9 9 (4.04%) Risk Management
10 8 (3.59%) Multithreaded Programming
10 8 (3.59%) SOA
11 7 (3.14%) Change Management
11 7 (3.14%) Data Engineering
11 7 (3.14%) Test Management
12 6 (2.69%) Algorithmic Trading
12 6 (2.69%) Technical Architecture
12 6 (2.69%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 48 (21.52%) SQL
2 35 (15.70%) C#
3 34 (15.25%) Java
4 25 (11.21%) Python
5 22 (9.87%) C++
6 13 (5.83%) Perl
7 12 (5.38%) XAML
8 9 (4.04%) PowerShell
9 8 (3.59%) Bash Shell
9 8 (3.59%) VBA
10 6 (2.69%) JavaScript
11 5 (2.24%) Shell Script
12 3 (1.35%) AWK
12 3 (1.35%) Scala
13 2 (0.90%) T-SQL
13 2 (0.90%) VB
14 1 (0.45%) C
14 1 (0.45%) PL/SQL
14 1 (0.45%) Tcl
14 1 (0.45%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 20 (8.97%) PhD
2 11 (4.93%) Degree
3 4 (1.79%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (1.79%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (1.35%) CCNP
5 2 (0.90%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.45%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.45%) CCDP
6 1 (0.45%) CCIE
6 1 (0.45%) CCNA
6 1 (0.45%) MCSA
6 1 (0.45%) MCSE
6 1 (0.45%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.45%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (5.38%) SLA
2 6 (2.69%) MiFID
3 5 (2.24%) QA
4 1 (0.45%) Data Quality
System Software
1 19 (8.52%) Active Directory
2 9 (4.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (2.24%) Oracle RAC
4 3 (1.35%) NFS
5 2 (0.90%) ProxySG
5 2 (0.90%) Virtual Desktop
5 2 (0.90%) XenApp
6 1 (0.45%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.45%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 14 (6.28%) Thomson Reuters DACS
2 8 (3.59%) ITRS Geneos
3 3 (1.35%) Control-M
3 3 (1.35%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (1.35%) Red Hat Spacewalk
4 2 (0.90%) AirWatch
4 2 (0.90%) DameWare
5 1 (0.45%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.45%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (0.45%) SCCM
5 1 (0.45%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 143 (64.13%) Bloomberg
2 52 (23.32%) Oracle
3 43 (19.28%) TIBCO
4 38 (17.04%) ION Trading
5 35 (15.70%) Microsoft
6 21 (9.42%) Citrix
7 20 (8.97%) Cisco
8 18 (8.07%) HP
9 16 (7.17%) Lotus
10 15 (6.73%) VMware
11 13 (5.83%) Red Hat
12 10 (4.48%) IBM
13 8 (3.59%) Juniper
13 8 (3.59%) Sybase
14 7 (3.14%) FXall
15 6 (2.69%) Murex
16 5 (2.24%) Adobe
16 5 (2.24%) Dell
16 5 (2.24%) Fidessa
16 5 (2.24%) Hortonworks
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