The table below looks at the statistics for thinkFolio skills 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 1 May 2015 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Markit thinkFolio
Rank 189 191 180
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -11
Contract jobs citing thinkFolio 12 12 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.22% 0.19% 0.42%
As % of the Business Applications category 2.62% 2.47% 4.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 11 23
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£556 £475 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.10% -9.52%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £525 £425
% change year-on-year
-23.80% +23.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £50.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Business Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Business Applications Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Business Applications category
458 486 607
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 8.36% 7.77% 9.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 323 353 427
Average daily rate £500 £450 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £310 £349
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £646 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £425
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 5
Average hourly rate £17.00 £50.00 £39.51
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-66.00% +26.56%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 £37.49 £37.80
% change year-on-year
-14.64% -0.82%

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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 Business Applications 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 1 May 2015.

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 1 May 2015, 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 15 (65.22%) Asset Management
2 14 (60.87%) Front Office
3 13 (56.52%) SQL
4 11 (47.83%) Finance
5 9 (39.13%) LatentZero
6 8 (34.78%) Fixed Income
7 7 (30.43%) SQL Server
7 7 (30.43%) Markit EDM
8 6 (26.09%) Portfolio Management
8 6 (26.09%) User Acceptance Testing
8 6 (26.09%) Bloomberg
8 6 (26.09%) Charles River
9 5 (21.74%) Agile Software Development
9 5 (21.74%) Investment Management
10 4 (17.39%) Sentinel
10 4 (17.39%) Derivative
10 4 (17.39%) Equities
10 4 (17.39%) Change Management
10 4 (17.39%) Oracle
10 4 (17.39%) UNIX
10 4 (17.39%) Windows
11 3 (13.04%) T-SQL
11 3 (13.04%) Sybase
11 3 (13.04%) Control-M
11 3 (13.04%) Legal
11 3 (13.04%) Tesseract
11 3 (13.04%) Minerva
11 3 (13.04%) Workflow
11 3 (13.04%) Fund Management
11 3 (13.04%) Problem Management

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Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, 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 2 (8.70%) WebSphere
2 1 (4.35%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.35%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 1 (4.35%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 9 (39.13%) LatentZero
2 7 (30.43%) Markit EDM
3 4 (17.39%) Sentinel
4 3 (13.04%) Tesseract
4 3 (13.04%) Minerva
5 1 (4.35%) Eagle PACE
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.35%) LAN
1 1 (4.35%) WAN
1 1 (4.35%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (30.43%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.35%) RDBMS
2 1 (4.35%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (4.35%) JIRA
1 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 14 (60.87%) Front Office
2 11 (47.83%) Finance
3 3 (13.04%) Legal
4 1 (4.35%) Back Office
4 1 (4.35%) Banking
4 1 (4.35%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 15 (65.22%) Analyst
2 6 (26.09%) Support Analyst
2 6 (26.09%) Business Analyst
3 4 (17.39%) Applications Support
4 2 (8.70%) Test Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Developer
5 1 (4.35%) Consultant
5 1 (4.35%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (4.35%) Applications Support Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) VBA Developer
5 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Consultant
5 1 (4.35%) Testing Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.70%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 8 (34.78%) Fixed Income
2 4 (17.39%) Derivative
2 4 (17.39%) Equities
3 1 (4.35%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (4.35%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.35%) Replication
3 1 (4.35%) Enterprise Storage
3 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (17.39%) UNIX
1 4 (17.39%) Windows
2 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (8.70%) Linux
3 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (4.35%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (65.22%) Asset Management
2 6 (26.09%) Portfolio Management
2 6 (26.09%) User Acceptance Testing
3 5 (21.74%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (21.74%) Investment Management
4 4 (17.39%) Change Management
5 3 (13.04%) Workflow
5 3 (13.04%) Fund Management
5 3 (13.04%) Problem Management
5 3 (13.04%) Database Tuning
5 3 (13.04%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (8.70%) Root Cause Analysis
6 2 (8.70%) Business Analysis
6 2 (8.70%) Service Delivery
6 2 (8.70%) E-Commerce
6 2 (8.70%) ETL
6 2 (8.70%) OO
6 2 (8.70%) Project Management
7 1 (4.35%) Data Modelling
7 1 (4.35%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 13 (56.52%) SQL
2 3 (13.04%) T-SQL
3 2 (8.70%) Java
3 2 (8.70%) Perl
4 1 (4.35%) VBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) QA
System Software
1 1 (4.35%) Active Directory
1 1 (4.35%) VMware ESXi
1 1 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (13.04%) Control-M
2 1 (4.35%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (4.35%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (26.09%) Bloomberg
1 6 (26.09%) Charles River
2 4 (17.39%) Oracle
3 3 (13.04%) Sybase
4 2 (8.70%) VMware
4 2 (8.70%) HP
4 2 (8.70%) Microsoft
4 2 (8.70%) Murex
5 1 (4.35%) Fidessa
5 1 (4.35%) Citrix
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Rate: £425.00 - £525.00 per day
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City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £500.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Gold Group
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago