The first table below looks at the demand for knowledge and experience of thinkFolio products and/or services 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 thinkFolio over the 3 months to 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors 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.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are NOT representative of contractor rates within thinkFolio Limited.

Location
3 months to
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
thinkFolio
Rank 203 168 201
Rank change year-on-year
-35 +33
Contract jobs citing thinkFolio 12 37 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.18% 0.59% 0.25%
As % of the Vendors category 0.41% 1.31% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 34 12
Average daily rate £500 £525 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £450 £428
10% offered a daily rate of more than £641 £593 £925
UK excluding London average daily rate £525 £425 £450
% change year-on-year
+23.52% -5.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £50.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Vendors Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
2923 2817 3314
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 44.11% 44.64% 40.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 2056 1989 2230
Average daily rate £425 £438 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £263 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 76 98
Average hourly rate £21.00 £22.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.54% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.35 £12.20 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.18 £135.00 £40.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -5.00%
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London

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Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

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

thinkFolio Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

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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 thinkFolio across the City of London region.

thinkFolio Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing thinkFolio across the City of London region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014.

thinkFolio Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing thinkFolio 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 thinkFolio.

1 18 (62.07%) Charles River
1 18 (62.07%) Asset Management
2 15 (51.72%) Front Office
3 14 (48.28%) SQL
3 14 (48.28%) Investment Management
4 13 (44.83%) Fixed Income
5 12 (41.38%) LatentZero
6 10 (34.48%) Derivative
6 10 (34.48%) Fund Management
7 8 (27.59%) Minerva
8 7 (24.14%) Investment Banking
8 7 (24.14%) Markit EDM
8 7 (24.14%) Banking
9 5 (17.24%) Business Analysis
9 5 (17.24%) Finance
10 4 (13.79%) Capstone
10 4 (13.79%) Tesseract
10 4 (13.79%) Equities
10 4 (13.79%) C#
10 4 (13.79%) .NET
10 4 (13.79%) SQL Server
10 4 (13.79%) ASP.NET
10 4 (13.79%) Windows
10 4 (13.79%) Fidessa
11 3 (10.34%) Control-M
11 3 (10.34%) UNIX
11 3 (10.34%) Oracle
11 3 (10.34%) Sentinel
11 3 (10.34%) SQL Server 2005
11 3 (10.34%) WinForms

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Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing thinkFolio 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 thinkFolio. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (3.45%) MQSeries
Applications
1 1 (3.45%) MS Project
1 1 (3.45%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 12 (41.38%) LatentZero
2 8 (27.59%) Minerva
3 7 (24.14%) Markit EDM
4 4 (13.79%) Capstone
4 4 (13.79%) Tesseract
5 3 (10.34%) Sentinel
6 2 (6.90%) Eagle PACE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (13.79%) SQL Server
2 3 (10.34%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (6.90%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (3.45%) Oracle Database
4 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2000
General
1 15 (51.72%) Front Office
2 7 (24.14%) Investment Banking
2 7 (24.14%) Banking
3 5 (17.24%) Finance
4 1 (3.45%) Legal
Job Titles
1 12 (41.38%) Analyst
2 9 (31.03%) Applications Support
3 7 (24.14%) Support Analyst
4 4 (13.79%) Developer
4 4 (13.79%) C# Developer
4 4 (13.79%) Applications Support Analyst
5 3 (10.34%) Business Analyst
5 3 (10.34%) Test Analyst
6 2 (6.90%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (6.90%) SQL Developer
6 2 (6.90%) .NET Developer
6 2 (6.90%) Test Manager
6 2 (6.90%) Project Manager
6 2 (6.90%) C# .NET Developer
7 1 (3.45%) UAT Manager
7 1 (3.45%) Fidessa Test Manager
7 1 (3.45%) Desktop Support
7 1 (3.45%) Applications Specialist
7 1 (3.45%) Support Specialist
7 1 (3.45%) Business Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (13.79%) .NET
1 4 (13.79%) ASP.NET
2 3 (10.34%) WinForms
3 2 (6.90%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (3.45%) Middleware
4 1 (3.45%) WCF
4 1 (3.45%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 13 (44.83%) Fixed Income
2 10 (34.48%) Derivative
3 4 (13.79%) Equities
4 1 (3.45%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 4 (13.79%) Windows
2 3 (10.34%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (62.07%) Asset Management
2 14 (48.28%) Investment Management
3 10 (34.48%) Fund Management
4 5 (17.24%) Business Analysis
5 2 (6.90%) MVC
5 2 (6.90%) ETL
6 1 (3.45%) Risk Analytics
6 1 (3.45%) Analytics
6 1 (3.45%) Project Management
6 1 (3.45%) Risk Management
6 1 (3.45%) Workflow
6 1 (3.45%) Wealth Management
6 1 (3.45%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (48.28%) SQL
2 4 (13.79%) C#
3 2 (6.90%) MATLAB
Systems Management
1 3 (10.34%) Control-M
Vendors
1 18 (62.07%) Charles River
2 4 (13.79%) Fidessa
3 3 (10.34%) Oracle
4 1 (3.45%) Microsoft
4 1 (3.45%) Murex
4 1 (3.45%) Calypso
4 1 (3.45%) Linedata
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