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 30 April 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
30 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 494 540 559
Rank change year-on-year +46 +19  
Contract jobs citing Reuters 106 118 79
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.23% 0.21% 0.14%
As % of the Vendors category 0.52% 0.48% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 95 59
Median daily rate £600 £375 £369
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +60.00% +1.76%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £194 £200 £139
10% offered a daily rate of more than £750 £600 £620
UK excluding London median daily rate £249 £500 £124
% change year-on-year -50.25% +303.22%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Median hourly rate - £20.67 -
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 20312 24708 25306
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 43.83% 44.20% 45.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 12463 15160 14364
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year +3.89% +2.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 689 803 1114
Median hourly rate £18.00 £19.56 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.95% +8.63%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.10 £10.88 £11.09
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £43.88 £41.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £20.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year -17.50% +11.11%  

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 30 April 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
Top 15 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 30 April 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 +39 100 £600 +58.94% 13
London +14 96 £606 +61.66% 11
City of London -12 13 £388 +2.99% 4
Belfast - 5 £78 -
Northern Ireland - 5 £78 -
County Antrim - 5 £78 -
Canary Wharf - 3 £719 -
South East +17 2 £625 +15.74% 1
Oxfordshire - 2 £625 -
East of England - 2 £404 -
Hertfordshire - 2 £404 -
Scotland +39 1 £375 +275.00% 2
Edinburgh - 1 £375 - 1
Docklands, London - 1 £613 -
Watford - 1 £320 -

For the 6 months to 30 April 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.

1 141 (63.80%) Bloomberg
2 94 (42.53%) Banking
3 62 (28.05%) Windows
4 59 (26.70%) Finance
5 55 (24.89%) Linux
6 54 (24.43%) Front Office
7 52 (23.53%) Oracle
8 51 (23.08%) SQL
8 51 (23.08%) Electronic Trading
9 48 (21.72%) Investment Banking
10 46 (20.81%) Agile Software Development
11 44 (19.91%) RMDS
12 43 (19.46%) Fixed Income
12 43 (19.46%) Unix
13 42 (19.00%) SQL Server
13 42 (19.00%) TIBCO
14 40 (18.10%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 40 (18.10%) Microsoft
14 40 (18.10%) Windows 7
15 39 (17.65%) Rendezvous
16 37 (16.74%) C#
16 37 (16.74%) Java
17 36 (16.29%) Analytical Skills
18 35 (15.84%) ION Trading
19 32 (14.48%) Microsoft Office
20 28 (12.67%) Multithreading
21 27 (12.22%) FIX Protocol
22 25 (11.31%) Python
23 24 (10.86%) Citrix
23 24 (10.86%) Spreadsheet

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 14 (6.33%) IBM Notes
2 13 (5.88%) Oracle Workflow
3 7 (3.17%) WebSphere
4 4 (1.81%) WebLogic
5 3 (1.36%) CMS
5 3 (1.36%) Confluence
5 3 (1.36%) DataSynapse
6 2 (0.90%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (0.90%) SharePoint
6 2 (0.90%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.45%) Apache
7 1 (0.45%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.45%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.45%) SAS
Applications
1 32 (14.48%) Microsoft Office
2 24 (10.86%) Spreadsheet
3 11 (4.98%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (1.36%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.90%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 44 (19.91%) RMDS
2 17 (7.69%) Eikon
3 6 (2.71%) ION MarketView
4 4 (1.81%) Murex MxG2000
5 3 (1.36%) SAP FSCM
6 2 (0.90%) Sophis RISQUE
7 1 (0.45%) BondVision
7 1 (0.45%) Orchestrade
7 1 (0.45%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.45%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 8 (3.62%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (1.81%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.45%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (4.98%) TCP/IP
2 10 (4.52%) Multicast
3 8 (3.62%) Cisco IOS
3 8 (3.62%) tcpdump
3 8 (3.62%) VPN
4 7 (3.17%) DNS
5 6 (2.71%) SAN
6 5 (2.26%) Firewall
7 4 (1.81%) HTTP
7 4 (1.81%) Internet
8 3 (1.36%) DHCP
8 3 (1.36%) NAS
9 2 (0.90%) Cisco IPT
9 2 (0.90%) Cisco Nexus
9 2 (0.90%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 2 (0.90%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 2 (0.90%) Junos
9 2 (0.90%) Network Security
9 2 (0.90%) VPLS
9 2 (0.90%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (19.00%) SQL Server
2 9 (4.07%) KDB
3 8 (3.62%) Big Data
4 6 (2.71%) NoSQL
5 5 (2.26%) Hadoop
5 5 (2.26%) Relational Database
6 4 (1.81%) MarkLogic
6 4 (1.81%) MS Access
6 4 (1.81%) Oracle Database
6 4 (1.81%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (1.36%) Oracle Database 11g
7 3 (1.36%) SAP BW
8 2 (0.90%) MySQL
8 2 (0.90%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (0.90%) RDBMS
8 2 (0.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
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 17 (7.69%) JUnit
2 16 (7.24%) Visual Studio
3 15 (6.79%) NUnit
4 8 (3.62%) JIRA
5 4 (1.81%) ERwin
5 4 (1.81%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.45%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.45%) JBehave
6 1 (0.45%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.45%) jMock
6 1 (0.45%) Maven
6 1 (0.45%) Mockito
6 1 (0.45%) Selenium
6 1 (0.45%) Subversion
6 1 (0.45%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.45%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.45%) Toad
General
1 94 (42.53%) Banking
2 59 (26.70%) Finance
3 54 (24.43%) Front Office
4 48 (21.72%) Investment Banking
5 17 (7.69%) Legal
6 11 (4.98%) Retail
6 11 (4.98%) Retail Banking
7 6 (2.71%) Law
8 5 (2.26%) Publishing
9 4 (1.81%) Back Office
10 3 (1.36%) Mandarin Language
10 3 (1.36%) Multimedia
10 3 (1.36%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.90%) Corporate Banking
11 2 (0.90%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.90%) French Language
12 1 (0.45%) Advertising
12 1 (0.45%) Billing
12 1 (0.45%) Marketing
12 1 (0.45%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 78 (35.29%) Developer
2 32 (14.48%) Analyst
3 29 (13.12%) C# Developer
4 22 (9.95%) Python Developer
5 20 (9.05%) Architect
6 19 (8.60%) Electronic Trading Developer
6 19 (8.60%) Java Developer
7 18 (8.14%) Market Data Engineer
8 17 (7.69%) .NET Developer
9 16 (7.24%) C# WPF Developer
9 16 (7.24%) Data Engineer
9 16 (7.24%) Quantitative Developer
9 16 (7.24%) WPF Developer
10 15 (6.79%) C# .NET Developer
10 15 (6.79%) C# Developer - Electronic Trading
10 15 (6.79%) Solutions Architect
10 15 (6.79%) XAML Developer
11 14 (6.33%) UI Developer
12 13 (5.88%) Desktop Support
12 13 (5.88%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (17.65%) Rendezvous
2 27 (12.22%) FIX Protocol
3 21 (9.50%) .NET
4 18 (8.14%) WPF
5 12 (5.43%) Spring
6 11 (4.98%) WinForms
6 11 (4.98%) XML
7 9 (4.07%) HTML
8 6 (2.71%) Hibernate
8 6 (2.71%) REST
9 5 (2.26%) JMS
9 5 (2.26%) XSLT
10 4 (1.81%) HTML5
10 4 (1.81%) Java EE
10 4 (1.81%) Java SE
10 4 (1.81%) JNI
10 4 (1.81%) Murex Flex
10 4 (1.81%) Spring Integration
11 3 (1.36%) .NET Framework
11 3 (1.36%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 43 (19.46%) Fixed Income
2 40 (18.10%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 36 (16.29%) Analytical Skills
4 18 (8.14%) Blackberry
5 17 (7.69%) User Experience
6 16 (7.24%) Derivative
7 14 (6.33%) Equities
7 14 (6.33%) iPad
8 8 (3.62%) iPhone
9 7 (3.17%) BYOD
9 7 (3.17%) Data Centre
10 6 (2.71%) Equity Derivative
10 6 (2.71%) Reference Data
11 4 (1.81%) Fintech
11 4 (1.81%) Hedge funds
12 3 (1.36%) BBC
12 3 (1.36%) Computer Science
12 3 (1.36%) Grid Computing
12 3 (1.36%) New Media
13 2 (0.90%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 62 (28.05%) Windows
2 55 (24.89%) Linux
3 43 (19.46%) Unix
4 40 (18.10%) Windows 7
5 16 (7.24%) Windows Server
6 12 (5.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 11 (4.98%) Solaris
8 8 (3.62%) Mac OS
8 8 (3.62%) Windows 10
8 8 (3.62%) Windows Server 2003
9 7 (3.17%) Windows XP
10 6 (2.71%) Android
10 6 (2.71%) Windows 8
11 5 (2.26%) AIX
12 4 (1.81%) Windows Server 2008
13 1 (0.45%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (23.08%) Electronic Trading
2 46 (20.81%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (12.67%) Multithreading
4 22 (9.95%) Low Latency
5 21 (9.50%) High Availability
6 18 (8.14%) Workflow
7 17 (7.69%) MVVM
8 14 (6.33%) Mentoring
9 12 (5.43%) Analytics
10 11 (4.98%) ITIL
11 10 (4.52%) SOA
12 9 (4.07%) Migration
12 9 (4.07%) Risk Management
13 8 (3.62%) Incident Management
13 8 (3.62%) Project Management
14 7 (3.17%) Multithreaded Programming
14 7 (3.17%) OO
14 7 (3.17%) SDLC
14 7 (3.17%) Test Management
15 6 (2.71%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 51 (23.08%) SQL
2 37 (16.74%) C#
2 37 (16.74%) Java
3 25 (11.31%) Python
4 20 (9.05%) C++
5 16 (7.24%) Perl
6 15 (6.79%) XAML
7 12 (5.43%) PowerShell
8 8 (3.62%) Bash Shell
9 7 (3.17%) Shell Script
10 6 (2.71%) JavaScript
11 4 (1.81%) Scala
12 3 (1.36%) AWK
12 3 (1.36%) VBA
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%) R
14 1 (0.45%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 22 (9.95%) PhD
2 15 (6.79%) Degree
3 4 (1.81%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (1.36%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (1.36%) SC Cleared
4 3 (1.36%) Security Cleared
5 2 (0.90%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (0.90%) MCSA
5 2 (0.90%) MCSE
6 1 (0.45%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.45%) CCNP
6 1 (0.45%) MCP
6 1 (0.45%) MOS
6 1 (0.45%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (5.88%) SLA
2 8 (3.62%) MiFID
3 6 (2.71%) QA
4 1 (0.45%) PMO
System Software
1 17 (7.69%) Active Directory
2 9 (4.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (2.26%) Oracle RAC
4 3 (1.36%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (1.36%) XenApp
5 2 (0.90%) NFS
5 2 (0.90%) ProxySG
6 1 (0.45%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.45%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 13 (5.88%) Thomson Reuters DACS
2 9 (4.07%) ITRS Geneos
3 5 (2.26%) SCCM
4 3 (1.36%) Control-M
4 3 (1.36%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (1.36%) ThinApp
5 2 (0.90%) OpenView
5 2 (0.90%) Red Hat Spacewalk
6 1 (0.45%) AirWatch
6 1 (0.45%) DameWare
6 1 (0.45%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 1 (0.45%) vCenter Server
6 1 (0.45%) yum
Vendors
1 141 (63.80%) Bloomberg
2 52 (23.53%) Oracle
3 42 (19.00%) TIBCO
4 40 (18.10%) Microsoft
5 35 (15.84%) ION Trading
6 24 (10.86%) Citrix
7 17 (7.69%) HP
8 14 (6.33%) Cisco
8 14 (6.33%) Lotus
9 13 (5.88%) VMware
10 11 (4.98%) FXall
10 11 (4.98%) IBM
11 10 (4.52%) Red Hat
12 9 (4.07%) Sybase
13 6 (2.71%) Murex
14 5 (2.26%) Adobe
14 5 (2.26%) Dell
14 5 (2.26%) Fixnetix
14 5 (2.26%) Hortonworks
15 4 (1.81%) GoldenSource
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