The first table below looks at the demand for CFA in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited CFA over the 3 months to 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the City of London region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA)
Rank - 210 215
Contract jobs citing CFA 0 4 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London - 0.056% 0.090%
As % of the Qualifications category - 0.36% 0.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 7
Average daily rate
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- £534 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +52.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £550 - £300
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £15.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Qualifications Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
914 1098 1048
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 15.75% 15.50% 13.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 640 743 684
Average daily rate £425 £425 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 61 39
Average hourly rate £16.16 £23.75 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.95% +35.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.49 £51.00 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-9.52% -4.54%
CFA
London

CFA
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing CFA across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

CFA Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

CFA
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing CFA across the City of London region.

CFA Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

CFA
Top 28 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing CFA also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited CFA.

1 3 (100.00%) Finance
2 2 (66.67%) Degree
2 2 (66.67%) Economics
3 1 (33.33%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (33.33%) Derivative
3 1 (33.33%) Mathematics
3 1 (33.33%) Computer Science
3 1 (33.33%) WCF
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (33.33%) Oracle Database
3 1 (33.33%) Platform Symphony
3 1 (33.33%) Relational Database
3 1 (33.33%) Fixed Income
3 1 (33.33%) Grid Computing
3 1 (33.33%) Banking
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 1 (33.33%) Investment Banking
3 1 (33.33%) Software Engineering
3 1 (33.33%) C#
3 1 (33.33%) .NET
3 1 (33.33%) Oracle
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 1 (33.33%) XML
3 1 (33.33%) Windows
3 1 (33.33%) Postgraduate
3 1 (33.33%) RDBMS
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (33.33%) Front Office

CFA
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing CFA also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited CFA. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS PowerPoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle Database
1 1 (33.33%) Relational Database
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Analysis Services
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
1 1 (33.33%) RDBMS
General
1 3 (100.00%) Finance
2 1 (33.33%) Banking
2 1 (33.33%) Investment Banking
2 1 (33.33%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Commercial Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) C# Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) WCF
1 1 (33.33%) .NET
1 1 (33.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Economics
2 1 (33.33%) Derivative
2 1 (33.33%) Mathematics
2 1 (33.33%) Computer Science
2 1 (33.33%) Fixed Income
2 1 (33.33%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) Degree
2 1 (33.33%) Postgraduate
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Platform Symphony
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft