The table below looks at the statistics 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 22 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA)
Rank 196 197 201
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +4
Contract jobs citing CFA 5 4 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.089% 0.059% 0.066%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.59% 0.39% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 3
Average daily rate
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£563 £550 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.27% +4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £373 £321 £425
10% offered a daily rate of more than £593 £700 £585
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £24.00 -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Qualifications Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
853 1031 839
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 15.17% 15.33% 13.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 654 710 592
Average daily rate £413 £420 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.78% +1.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £242 £277 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £599
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 19 35
Average hourly rate £14.00 £17.00 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.64% -45.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.95 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.70 £41.53 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £22.90
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -23.58%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing CFA across the City of London region over the 3 months to 22 December 2014.

CFA Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

CFA
Top 24 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 5 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 5 (100.00%) Degree
2 4 (80.00%) MS Office
2 4 (80.00%) MCT
2 4 (80.00%) MS Excel
2 4 (80.00%) MBA
2 4 (80.00%) Quantitative Risk Management
3 3 (60.00%) Banking
4 2 (40.00%) FTP
4 2 (40.00%) Finance
4 2 (40.00%) Retail
4 2 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (20.00%) MS Project
5 1 (20.00%) Windows
5 1 (20.00%) MS Visio
5 1 (20.00%) SDH
5 1 (20.00%) SONET
5 1 (20.00%) DWDM
5 1 (20.00%) Project Management
5 1 (20.00%) Service Delivery
5 1 (20.00%) Wireless
5 1 (20.00%) Risk Management
5 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
5 1 (20.00%) Radio Access Network

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

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 4 (80.00%) MS Office
1 4 (80.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (20.00%) MS Visio
2 1 (20.00%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) FTP
2 1 (20.00%) SONET
2 1 (20.00%) DWDM
2 1 (20.00%) Wireless
2 1 (20.00%) Radio Access Network
2 1 (20.00%) SDH
General
1 3 (60.00%) Banking
2 2 (40.00%) Retail
2 2 (40.00%) Finance
3 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) Business Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Report Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Quantitative Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Risk Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Banking Business Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Quantitative Risk Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Report Manager
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Quantitative Risk Management
2 1 (20.00%) Project Management
2 1 (20.00%) Service Delivery
2 1 (20.00%) Risk Management
Qualifications
1 5 (100.00%) Degree
2 4 (80.00%) MCT
2 4 (80.00%) MBA
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft