Period
to 19 September 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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 622 701 763
Rank change year-on-year +79 +62 -136
Contract jobs citing Reuters 242 188 143
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.25% 0.18% 0.13%
As % of the Vendors category 0.57% 0.39% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 171 137 97
UK median daily rate £500 £495 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.01% +32.00% -11.76%
10th Percentile £275 £194 £163
90th Percentile £700 £668 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £463 £214
% change year-on-year -13.51% +116.37% -44.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 4
UK median hourly rate £26.88 £15.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +79.17% -16.67% -5.26%
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 42701 47973 49850
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 43.27% 44.82% 43.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 26265 29506 29380
UK median daily rate £430 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.24% +3.13% +1.27%
10th Percentile £250 £245 £225
90th Percentile £613 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1405 1639 2194
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.00 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.00 £44.50 £43.18
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.81 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -3.97% +2.97% +3.00%

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 September 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 19 September 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Reuters in the UK

Reuters
Top 12 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 September 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 +84 228 £525 +5.00% 11
London +51 210 £525 +5.00% 10
UK excluding London +44 32 £400 -13.51% 3
North of England +83 12 £513 +13.89%
Northern Ireland -44 11 £178 +130.52%
North West +33 7 £513 +13.89%
Yorkshire +32 5 - -
East of England - 4 £320 -
Scotland +33 3 £450 +20.00% 2
Midlands +24 1 £450 -
East Midlands -6 1 £450 -
South East -6 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 170 (70.25%) Bloomberg
2 98 (40.50%) Finance
3 93 (38.43%) Windows
4 88 (36.36%) Banking
5 77 (31.82%) Front Office
6 57 (23.55%) SQL
7 54 (22.31%) Windows 7
8 53 (21.90%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 48 (19.83%) Microsoft
10 46 (19.01%) Java
11 44 (18.18%) Microsoft Office
11 44 (18.18%) Citrix
12 41 (16.94%) Electronic Trading
13 38 (15.70%) SQL Server
14 33 (13.64%) Unix
15 30 (12.40%) FIX Protocol
16 29 (11.98%) FXall
17 28 (11.57%) Investment Banking
18 27 (11.16%) Analytical Skills
18 27 (11.16%) Agile Software Development
19 26 (10.74%) Oracle
19 26 (10.74%) Microsoft Excel
20 25 (10.33%) ITIL
20 25 (10.33%) C#
20 25 (10.33%) Legal
20 25 (10.33%) Equities
20 25 (10.33%) Eikon
21 24 (9.92%) Python
21 24 (9.92%) Blackberry
22 23 (9.50%) Active Directory

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 15 (6.20%) IBM Notes
2 8 (3.31%) MS Exchange
3 7 (2.89%) CMS
4 4 (1.65%) Confluence
4 4 (1.65%) WebSphere
5 3 (1.24%) Apache
5 3 (1.24%) Apache Spark
5 3 (1.24%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 3 (1.24%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (0.83%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.41%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 44 (18.18%) Microsoft Office
2 26 (10.74%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (1.65%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.41%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.41%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 25 (10.33%) Eikon
2 23 (9.50%) RMDS
3 7 (2.89%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (1.65%) ION MarketView
4 4 (1.65%) SAP FSCM
5 3 (1.24%) Summit
6 1 (0.41%) BondVision
6 1 (0.41%) Eloqua
6 1 (0.41%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 15 (6.20%) Office 365
2 7 (2.89%) OneDrive
3 5 (2.07%) npm
3 5 (2.07%) Yarn
4 1 (0.41%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.41%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.41%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 21 (8.68%) VPN
2 19 (7.85%) TCP/IP
3 15 (6.20%) Cisco IOS
4 7 (2.89%) SAN
5 6 (2.48%) Remote Desktop
6 5 (2.07%) Intranet
7 4 (1.65%) Firewall
7 4 (1.65%) LAN
7 4 (1.65%) WAN
8 3 (1.24%) DNS
9 2 (0.83%) FIX Connectivity
9 2 (0.83%) Multicast
9 2 (0.83%) NAS
9 2 (0.83%) SMS
10 1 (0.41%) Internet
10 1 (0.41%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (15.70%) SQL Server
2 10 (4.13%) Relational Database
3 7 (2.89%) IDOL
3 7 (2.89%) Sybase ASE
4 6 (2.48%) KDB
5 5 (2.07%) DB2
5 5 (2.07%) MarkLogic
5 5 (2.07%) MS Access
5 5 (2.07%) SQL Server 2014
6 4 (1.65%) Big Data
7 3 (1.24%) NoSQL
7 3 (1.24%) RDBMS
7 3 (1.24%) SAP BW
7 3 (1.24%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (0.83%) Apache Cassandra
8 2 (0.83%) Kdb+
9 1 (0.41%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.41%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 10 (4.13%) JIRA
1 10 (4.13%) JUnit
2 9 (3.72%) Maven
3 8 (3.31%) Git (software)
3 8 (3.31%) TeamCity
4 7 (2.89%) Jenkins
5 5 (2.07%) ERwin
5 5 (2.07%) NUnit
5 5 (2.07%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (2.07%) Visual Studio
6 4 (1.65%) Selenium
7 3 (1.24%) HP UFT
8 1 (0.41%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.41%) JBehave
8 1 (0.41%) jMock
8 1 (0.41%) Mockito
8 1 (0.41%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 98 (40.50%) Finance
2 88 (36.36%) Banking
3 77 (31.82%) Front Office
4 28 (11.57%) Investment Banking
5 25 (10.33%) Legal
6 12 (4.96%) Retail
7 11 (4.55%) Financial Institution
8 8 (3.31%) Retail Banking
9 7 (2.89%) Back Office
10 6 (2.48%) Law
11 4 (1.65%) International Banking
12 3 (1.24%) Pharmaceutical
13 2 (0.83%) Advertising
13 2 (0.83%) Billing
13 2 (0.83%) Manufacturing
13 2 (0.83%) Marketing
13 2 (0.83%) Telecoms
14 1 (0.41%) French Language
14 1 (0.41%) Multimedia
14 1 (0.41%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 55 (22.73%) Analyst
2 54 (22.31%) Developer
3 30 (12.40%) Java Developer
4 21 (8.68%) Support Analyst
5 19 (7.85%) Desktop Support
6 16 (6.61%) Business Analyst
7 15 (6.20%) Support Engineer
8 14 (5.79%) Project Manager
9 13 (5.37%) Data Analyst
10 12 (4.96%) Consultant
11 11 (4.55%) .NET Developer
12 10 (4.13%) C# Developer
12 10 (4.13%) Data Modeller
13 9 (3.72%) 2nd Line Support
13 9 (3.72%) Electronic Trading Support
13 9 (3.72%) Front Office Developer
13 9 (3.72%) Market Data Analyst
14 8 (3.31%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
14 8 (3.31%) C# .NET Developer
14 8 (3.31%) Deskside Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (12.40%) FIX Protocol
2 22 (9.09%) .NET
3 20 (8.26%) Spring
4 18 (7.44%) WPF
5 17 (7.02%) Rendezvous
6 16 (6.61%) REST
7 10 (4.13%) Akka
7 10 (4.13%) HTML
8 9 (3.72%) HTML5
8 9 (3.72%) Kafka
9 8 (3.31%) Hibernate
9 8 (3.31%) XML
10 7 (2.89%) JSON
10 7 (2.89%) Spring Boot
10 7 (2.89%) Zuul
11 6 (2.48%) WinForms
12 5 (2.07%) .NET Framework
12 5 (2.07%) J2EE
12 5 (2.07%) React
12 5 (2.07%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 53 (21.90%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 27 (11.16%) Analytical Skills
3 25 (10.33%) Equities
4 24 (9.92%) Blackberry
5 21 (8.68%) Fixed Income
6 16 (6.61%) Derivative
7 15 (6.20%) BYOD
8 13 (5.37%) Management Information System
9 10 (4.13%) Reference Data
10 9 (3.72%) Data Centre
10 9 (3.72%) SWIFT
11 8 (3.31%) Video Conferencing
12 7 (2.89%) User Experience
13 6 (2.48%) Enterprise Software
13 6 (2.48%) iPad
14 5 (2.07%) Hedge funds
14 5 (2.07%) OTC Derivatives
15 4 (1.65%) Equity Derivative
15 4 (1.65%) iPhone
15 4 (1.65%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 93 (38.43%) Windows
2 54 (22.31%) Windows 7
3 33 (13.64%) Unix
4 22 (9.09%) Linux
5 19 (7.85%) Windows 10
6 17 (7.02%) Android
7 16 (6.61%) Mac OS
7 16 (6.61%) Windows Server
8 8 (3.31%) Apple iOS
9 7 (2.89%) Windows 8
10 6 (2.48%) Windows Server 2008
11 4 (1.65%) Windows Server 2012
12 3 (1.24%) Solaris
12 3 (1.24%) Windows Mobile
13 2 (0.83%) AIX
13 2 (0.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 2 (0.83%) Windows XP
14 1 (0.41%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.41%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (16.94%) Electronic Trading
2 27 (11.16%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (10.33%) ITIL
4 23 (9.50%) Analytics
5 19 (7.85%) Market Making
5 19 (7.85%) Multithreading
5 19 (7.85%) TDD
6 18 (7.44%) Migration
7 17 (7.02%) Data Analytics
8 15 (6.20%) Algorithmic Trading
8 15 (6.20%) CRM
9 14 (5.79%) SOA
9 14 (5.79%) Workflow
10 13 (5.37%) Project Management
10 13 (5.37%) User Acceptance Testing
11 12 (4.96%) Change Management
11 12 (4.96%) Continuous Integration
11 12 (4.96%) OO
12 11 (4.55%) Data Modelling
13 10 (4.13%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 57 (23.55%) SQL
2 46 (19.01%) Java
3 25 (10.33%) C#
4 24 (9.92%) Python
5 15 (6.20%) PowerShell
5 15 (6.20%) VBA
6 11 (4.55%) JavaScript
7 10 (4.13%) R
8 7 (2.89%) C
8 7 (2.89%) C++
8 7 (2.89%) Shell Script
8 7 (2.89%) TypeScript
9 6 (2.48%) VB
10 5 (2.07%) ES6
10 5 (2.07%) Perl
11 3 (1.24%) Groovy
11 3 (1.24%) T-SQL
11 3 (1.24%) XAML
12 2 (0.83%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.41%) Scala
Qualifications
1 19 (7.85%) Degree
2 12 (4.96%) MCSE
2 12 (4.96%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (2.89%) PMP
4 6 (2.48%) MCDST
4 6 (2.48%) PMI Certification
5 4 (1.65%) SC Cleared
5 4 (1.65%) Security Cleared
6 3 (1.24%) ISEB
6 3 (1.24%) ISTQB
6 3 (1.24%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (1.24%) MCSA
6 3 (1.24%) PhD
7 2 (0.83%) CCNA
7 2 (0.83%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (0.83%) MCP
7 2 (0.83%) MOS
8 1 (0.41%) A+ Certification
8 1 (0.41%) APMP
8 1 (0.41%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (5.37%) MiFID
2 11 (4.55%) QA
3 10 (4.13%) SLA
4 4 (1.65%) Data Quality
5 3 (1.24%) EMIR
5 3 (1.24%) PMO
6 1 (0.41%) P3O
6 1 (0.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.41%) Solvency II
System Software
1 23 (9.50%) Active Directory
2 9 (3.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (2.89%) Virtual Desktop
4 4 (1.65%) Virtual Servers
4 4 (1.65%) XenApp
5 3 (1.24%) Hyper-V
5 3 (1.24%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (0.83%) Firmware
6 2 (0.83%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.41%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.41%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 16 (6.61%) SCCM
2 4 (1.65%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (1.65%) ITRS Geneos
3 3 (1.24%) ThinApp
4 2 (0.83%) DameWare
4 2 (0.83%) OpenView
4 2 (0.83%) Thomson Reuters DACS
5 1 (0.41%) yum
Vendors
1 170 (70.25%) Bloomberg
2 48 (19.83%) Microsoft
3 44 (18.18%) Citrix
4 29 (11.98%) FXall
5 26 (10.74%) Oracle
6 21 (8.68%) TIBCO
7 20 (8.26%) Cisco
8 18 (7.44%) Currenex
8 18 (7.44%) VMware
9 16 (6.61%) IBM
10 15 (6.20%) Lotus
11 14 (5.79%) Sybase
12 12 (4.96%) Calypso
12 12 (4.96%) Fidessa
12 12 (4.96%) HP
13 9 (3.72%) Murex
14 8 (3.31%) ION Trading
15 7 (2.89%) FactSet
15 7 (2.89%) iManage
15 7 (2.89%) Interwoven