Period
to 19 February 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 19 February 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
19 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 660 615 712
Rank change year-on-year -45 +97 -53
Contract jobs citing Reuters 210 216 184
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.21% 0.23% 0.17%
As % of the Vendors category 0.50% 0.51% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 153 143 109
UK median daily rate £475 £620 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -23.39% +77.14% -12.50%
10th Percentile £188 £219 £163
90th Percentile £723 £700 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £419 £375
% change year-on-year -16.42% +11.67% -1.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 10
UK median hourly rate £27.00 £17.20 £20.67
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +56.98% -16.79% +21.59%
10th Percentile £18.70 £15.86 £16.21
90th Percentile £29.00 £18.47 £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 42,115 42,585 46,197
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.81% 45.06% 42.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 26,552 26,157 27,431
UK median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £231 £238 £230
90th Percentile £625 £588 £576
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £383
% change year-on-year - +4.58% +2.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,414 1,603 1,849
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.94% -5.56% +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.38 £10.25
90th Percentile £46.62 £46.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.18 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -1.97% -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 19 February 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
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 19 February 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 -19 203 £475 -23.39% 30
London -53 200 £475 -23.39% 28
UK excluding London +5 10 £350 -16.42% 5
Northern Ireland - 5 £108 - 1
Scotland -20 2 £463 +10.45%
North of England +38 1 £450 - 2
North West +14 1 £450 - 2
South West +10 1 £150 -41.46%
West Midlands - 1 £250 -
Midlands - 1 £250 -

For the 6 months to 19 February 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.

1 135 (64.29%) Bloomberg
2 102 (48.57%) Finance
3 82 (39.05%) Windows
4 71 (33.81%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 69 (32.86%) Front Office
5 69 (32.86%) Banking
6 57 (27.14%) Electronic Trading
7 54 (25.71%) Java
8 51 (24.29%) Active Directory
9 50 (23.81%) Citrix
10 38 (18.10%) Microsoft Office
11 35 (16.67%) SQL
12 34 (16.19%) SQL Server
12 34 (16.19%) Microsoft
13 32 (15.24%) VMware
13 32 (15.24%) Currenex
14 31 (14.76%) Market Making
14 31 (14.76%) FXall
14 31 (14.76%) Windows 7
14 31 (14.76%) RMDS
15 28 (13.33%) Unix
15 28 (13.33%) Windows Server
15 28 (13.33%) Low Latency
16 27 (12.86%) SCCM
16 27 (12.86%) Algorithmic Trading
16 27 (12.86%) FIX Protocol
16 27 (12.86%) HP
17 26 (12.38%) OO
17 26 (12.38%) Git (software)
18 25 (11.90%) MS Exchange

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 25 (11.90%) MS Exchange
2 12 (5.71%) IBM Notes
3 9 (4.29%) JBoss
3 9 (4.29%) Tomcat
4 3 (1.43%) MQSeries
5 2 (0.95%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.48%) Confluence
6 1 (0.48%) IIS
6 1 (0.48%) WebSphere
Applications
1 38 (18.10%) Microsoft Office
2 20 (9.52%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.95%) Photoshop
3 2 (0.95%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.48%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.48%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 31 (14.76%) RMDS
2 20 (9.52%) Eikon
3 12 (5.71%) Elite 3E
4 11 (5.24%) Kondor
5 4 (1.90%) ION MarketView
5 4 (1.90%) SAP FSCM
6 3 (1.43%) Summit
7 2 (0.95%) BusinessWorks
7 2 (0.95%) Eloqua
7 2 (0.95%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 10 (4.76%) npm
1 10 (4.76%) Yarn
2 6 (2.86%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 19 (9.05%) SSL
1 19 (9.05%) TCP/IP
2 14 (6.67%) VPN
3 8 (3.81%) Cisco IOS
4 7 (3.33%) DNS
5 6 (2.86%) Firewall
6 5 (2.38%) VSAN
7 4 (1.90%) Intranet
7 4 (1.90%) Skype
8 3 (1.43%) FIX Connectivity
8 3 (1.43%) Network Security
8 3 (1.43%) SNMP
8 3 (1.43%) VoIP
9 2 (0.95%) DHCP
9 2 (0.95%) Multicast
9 2 (0.95%) SMS
10 1 (0.48%) LAN
10 1 (0.48%) NetScaler
10 1 (0.48%) Remote Desktop
10 1 (0.48%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (16.19%) SQL Server
2 10 (4.76%) SQL Server 2014
3 5 (2.38%) Sybase ASE
4 3 (1.43%) DB2
4 3 (1.43%) SAP BW
5 2 (0.95%) MS Access
5 2 (0.95%) OLAP
5 2 (0.95%) Oracle OLAP
5 2 (0.95%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.48%) Blockchain
6 1 (0.48%) InfluxDB
6 1 (0.48%) KDB
6 1 (0.48%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.48%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.48%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 26 (12.38%) Git (software)
2 15 (7.14%) Maven
2 15 (7.14%) TeamCity
3 13 (6.19%) JIRA
4 11 (5.24%) Jenkins
5 9 (4.29%) JUnit
6 4 (1.90%) Subversion
7 3 (1.43%) Sonatype Nexus
8 2 (0.95%) JIRA Agile
8 2 (0.95%) Visual Studio
9 1 (0.48%) Cucumber
9 1 (0.48%) Flyway
9 1 (0.48%) JBehave
9 1 (0.48%) jMock
9 1 (0.48%) Liquibase
9 1 (0.48%) Mockito
9 1 (0.48%) NUnit
9 1 (0.48%) Selenium
9 1 (0.48%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 102 (48.57%) Finance
2 69 (32.86%) Banking
2 69 (32.86%) Front Office
3 19 (9.05%) Investment Banking
4 18 (8.57%) Legal
5 15 (7.14%) Financial Institution
6 11 (5.24%) Law
7 8 (3.81%) Advertising
8 6 (2.86%) Back Office
8 6 (2.86%) Marketing
9 5 (2.38%) Billing
9 5 (2.38%) Retail Banking
9 5 (2.38%) Telecoms
10 4 (1.90%) International Banking
11 3 (1.43%) Pharmaceutical
11 3 (1.43%) Publishing
12 2 (0.95%) Manufacturing
13 1 (0.48%) French Language
13 1 (0.48%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 55 (26.19%) Developer
2 51 (24.29%) Analyst
3 31 (14.76%) Java Developer
4 25 (11.90%) Support Analyst
5 23 (10.95%) Support Engineer
6 21 (10.00%) Electronic Trading Developer
7 20 (9.52%) Desktop Support
8 18 (8.57%) Senior Analyst
9 12 (5.71%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
9 12 (5.71%) Service Analyst
10 10 (4.76%) Desktop Engineer
10 10 (4.76%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 10 (4.76%) Service Management Analyst
11 9 (4.29%) Project Manager
11 9 (4.29%) Senior Developer
12 8 (3.81%) 2nd Line Support
12 8 (3.81%) Algorithmic Trading Developer
12 8 (3.81%) Java Developer - Algorithmic Trading
12 8 (3.81%) Kondor Support
13 7 (3.33%) Service Desk Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (12.86%) FIX Protocol
2 21 (10.00%) Kafka
2 21 (10.00%) Spring
3 20 (9.52%) REST
4 19 (9.05%) Akka
5 16 (7.62%) Rendezvous
6 13 (6.19%) HTML
7 12 (5.71%) Spring Boot
7 12 (5.71%) WPF
8 11 (5.24%) Hibernate
8 11 (5.24%) HTML5
9 10 (4.76%) React
9 10 (4.76%) Redux
10 9 (4.29%) JSON
10 9 (4.29%) Node.js
10 9 (4.29%) Zuul
11 7 (3.33%) JMS
12 6 (2.86%) XML
13 4 (1.90%) .NET
13 4 (1.90%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 71 (33.81%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 23 (10.95%) Blackberry
3 14 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (6.19%) Equities
5 10 (4.76%) Fintech
6 9 (4.29%) Hybrid Cloud
7 8 (3.81%) BYOD
7 8 (3.81%) Fixed Income
8 7 (3.33%) Hedge funds
8 7 (3.33%) SWIFT
9 6 (2.86%) Derivative
10 5 (2.38%) iPad
11 4 (1.90%) Data Centre
11 4 (1.90%) PMI
12 3 (1.43%) Management Information System
12 3 (1.43%) Reference Data
12 3 (1.43%) Video Conferencing
13 2 (0.95%) Equity Derivative
13 2 (0.95%) Interest Rate Derivative
13 2 (0.95%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 82 (39.05%) Windows
2 31 (14.76%) Windows 7
3 28 (13.33%) Unix
3 28 (13.33%) Windows Server
4 20 (9.52%) Linux
5 14 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
6 13 (6.19%) Android
6 13 (6.19%) Windows 10
7 10 (4.76%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (3.33%) Apple iOS
9 5 (2.38%) Solaris
10 4 (1.90%) Mac OS
10 4 (1.90%) Mac OS X
10 4 (1.90%) Windows 8
11 2 (0.95%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.48%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (27.14%) Electronic Trading
2 31 (14.76%) Market Making
3 28 (13.33%) Low Latency
4 27 (12.86%) Algorithmic Trading
5 26 (12.38%) OO
6 22 (10.48%) Project Management
7 21 (10.00%) Change Management
8 19 (9.05%) Agile Software Development
8 19 (9.05%) Multithreading
8 19 (9.05%) Test Automation
9 18 (8.57%) Change Control
10 16 (7.62%) ITIL
10 16 (7.62%) Problem Management
11 15 (7.14%) Performance Tuning
11 15 (7.14%) Service Management
12 14 (6.67%) Continuous Integration
13 13 (6.19%) Migration
13 13 (6.19%) OOP
13 13 (6.19%) TDD
14 12 (5.71%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 54 (25.71%) Java
2 35 (16.67%) SQL
3 24 (11.43%) Python
4 23 (10.95%) JavaScript
5 21 (10.00%) C#
6 12 (5.71%) VBA
7 10 (4.76%) ES6
7 10 (4.76%) TypeScript
8 7 (3.33%) C++
8 7 (3.33%) Perl
8 7 (3.33%) Shell Script
9 4 (1.90%) PowerShell
10 2 (0.95%) AWK
10 2 (0.95%) Bash Shell
10 2 (0.95%) C
10 2 (0.95%) PL/SQL
10 2 (0.95%) VB
10 2 (0.95%) VB6
11 1 (0.48%) R
11 1 (0.48%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 18 (8.57%) Degree
2 12 (5.71%) MCSE
2 12 (5.71%) Microsoft Certification
3 10 (4.76%) MCSA
4 5 (2.38%) MCP
4 5 (2.38%) PMP
5 4 (1.90%) APMP
5 4 (1.90%) PMI Certification
6 3 (1.43%) HP ASE
7 2 (0.95%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.33%) SLA
2 4 (1.90%) MiFID
2 4 (1.90%) P3O
3 3 (1.43%) EMIR
3 3 (1.43%) QA
4 1 (0.48%) PMO
4 1 (0.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 51 (24.29%) Active Directory
2 20 (9.52%) Microsoft App-V
3 9 (4.29%) Docker
4 8 (3.81%) Virtual Desktop
5 5 (2.38%) Firmware
5 5 (2.38%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (1.90%) Virtual Servers
7 3 (1.43%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 27 (12.86%) SCCM
2 8 (3.81%) DameWare
3 4 (1.90%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (1.90%) Thomson Reuters DACS
4 3 (1.43%) OpenView
4 3 (1.43%) Tivoli
5 2 (0.95%) ITRS Geneos
6 1 (0.48%) HP SIM
6 1 (0.48%) WhatsUp Gold
6 1 (0.48%) WSUS
6 1 (0.48%) yum
Vendors
1 135 (64.29%) Bloomberg
2 50 (23.81%) Citrix
3 34 (16.19%) Microsoft
4 32 (15.24%) Currenex
4 32 (15.24%) VMware
5 31 (14.76%) FXall
6 27 (12.86%) HP
7 23 (10.95%) Cisco
7 23 (10.95%) Oracle
8 20 (9.52%) Dell
9 19 (9.05%) TIBCO
10 12 (5.71%) Lotus
11 10 (4.76%) IBM
12 9 (4.29%) Capita
13 8 (3.81%) Apple
13 8 (3.81%) FactSet
13 8 (3.81%) Fidessa
14 6 (2.86%) Intapp
15 5 (2.38%) SAP
15 5 (2.38%) Sybase