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 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 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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
thinkFolio
Rank 188 191 183
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -8
Contract jobs citing thinkFolio 11 23 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.19% 0.32% 0.50%
As % of the Vendors category 0.42% 0.71% 1.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 20 35
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £315 £450
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £578 £590
UK excluding London average daily rate - £438 £525
% change year-on-year
- -16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Vendors Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
2593 3247 3370
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 44.68% 45.82% 43.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 1809 2262 2303
Average daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 115 98
Average hourly rate £20.75 £20.75 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +3.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £13.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £51.00 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.56
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -2.87%
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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 30 July 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 30 July 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 (78.26%) Asset Management
2 16 (69.57%) SQL
3 12 (52.17%) Fixed Income
4 11 (47.83%) Investment Management
4 11 (47.83%) Charles River
5 9 (39.13%) Front Office
5 9 (39.13%) LatentZero
6 8 (34.78%) Derivative
7 7 (30.43%) Markit EDM
8 5 (21.74%) Investment Banking
8 5 (21.74%) Banking
9 4 (17.39%) Business Analysis
9 4 (17.39%) Fund Management
10 3 (13.04%) Back Office
10 3 (13.04%) Windows
10 3 (13.04%) SQL Server
10 3 (13.04%) Eagle PACE
10 3 (13.04%) Equities
10 3 (13.04%) Minerva
11 2 (8.70%) C#
11 2 (8.70%) GAP Analysis
11 2 (8.70%) Front Arena
11 2 (8.70%) ASP.NET
11 2 (8.70%) VBA
11 2 (8.70%) .NET
11 2 (8.70%) Risk Management
11 2 (8.70%) Finance
11 2 (8.70%) Control-M
11 2 (8.70%) Reuters
11 2 (8.70%) Bloomberg

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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 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.

Applications
1 1 (4.35%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 9 (39.13%) LatentZero
2 7 (30.43%) Markit EDM
3 3 (13.04%) Eagle PACE
3 3 (13.04%) Minerva
4 2 (8.70%) Front Arena
5 1 (4.35%) SimCorp Dimension
5 1 (4.35%) Sentinel
5 1 (4.35%) Tesseract
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.04%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.35%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 9 (39.13%) Front Office
2 5 (21.74%) Investment Banking
2 5 (21.74%) Banking
3 3 (13.04%) Back Office
4 2 (8.70%) Finance
5 1 (4.35%) Marketing
5 1 (4.35%) Retail
Job Titles
1 18 (78.26%) Analyst
2 8 (34.78%) Support Analyst
3 6 (26.09%) Applications Support
3 6 (26.09%) Business Analyst
4 5 (21.74%) Applications Support Analyst
5 4 (17.39%) Test Analyst
6 2 (8.70%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (8.70%) C# Developer
6 2 (8.70%) Developer
7 1 (4.35%) Consultant
7 1 (4.35%) Applications Specialist
7 1 (4.35%) Test Manager
7 1 (4.35%) Technical Consultant
7 1 (4.35%) Senior Business Analyst
7 1 (4.35%) Support Specialist
7 1 (4.35%) Project Manager
7 1 (4.35%) Business Manager
7 1 (4.35%) C# .NET Developer
7 1 (4.35%) Senior Test Analyst
7 1 (4.35%) Systems Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.70%) ASP.NET
1 2 (8.70%) .NET
2 1 (4.35%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (4.35%) FIXML
2 1 (4.35%) WinForms
2 1 (4.35%) WCF
2 1 (4.35%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 12 (52.17%) Fixed Income
2 8 (34.78%) Derivative
3 3 (13.04%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 3 (13.04%) Windows
2 1 (4.35%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (78.26%) Asset Management
2 11 (47.83%) Investment Management
3 4 (17.39%) Business Analysis
3 4 (17.39%) Fund Management
4 2 (8.70%) GAP Analysis
4 2 (8.70%) Risk Management
5 1 (4.35%) Migration
5 1 (4.35%) Automated Testing
5 1 (4.35%) Risk Analytics
5 1 (4.35%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 16 (69.57%) SQL
2 2 (8.70%) C#
2 2 (8.70%) VBA
3 1 (4.35%) VB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) ISO/IEC 20000
Systems Management
1 2 (8.70%) Control-M
Vendors
1 11 (47.83%) Charles River
2 2 (8.70%) Reuters
2 2 (8.70%) Bloomberg
3 1 (4.35%) Oracle
3 1 (4.35%) Murex
3 1 (4.35%) Calypso
3 1 (4.35%) Fidessa
3 1 (4.35%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (4.35%) Algorithmics
3 1 (4.35%) SimCorp
3 1 (4.35%) RIMES
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