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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Markit thinkFolio
Rank 190 183 199
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +16
Contract jobs citing thinkFolio 13 17 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.24% 0.29% 0.29%
As % of the Business Applications category 3.26% 3.29% 3.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 16 18
Average daily rate
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£638 £525 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £488 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £600 - £500
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
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
399 517 627
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 7.36% 8.89% 8.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 270 361 432
Average daily rate £475 £475 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £363 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £580 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 7
Average hourly rate £34.50 £32.03 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.71% +113.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.10 £29.08 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.90 £32.82 £19.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.64 £31.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-31.30% +80.00%

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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 31 August 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 31 August 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 13 (54.17%) SQL
1 13 (54.17%) Asset Management
2 12 (50.00%) Fixed Income
3 9 (37.50%) Front Office
3 9 (37.50%) Charles River
4 8 (33.33%) Finance
5 7 (29.17%) Investment Management
6 6 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (20.83%) UNIX
7 5 (20.83%) Data Management
7 5 (20.83%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (16.67%) Markit EDM
8 4 (16.67%) Change Management
8 4 (16.67%) Equities
9 3 (12.50%) Workflow
9 3 (12.50%) Legal
9 3 (12.50%) LatentZero
9 3 (12.50%) Oracle
9 3 (12.50%) SQL Server
9 3 (12.50%) Sybase
9 3 (12.50%) Project Management
9 3 (12.50%) Bloomberg
9 3 (12.50%) Portfolio Management
10 2 (8.33%) Root Cause Analysis
10 2 (8.33%) FIX Protocol
10 2 (8.33%) QA
10 2 (8.33%) Fund Management
10 2 (8.33%) Wealth Management
10 2 (8.33%) Problem Management
10 2 (8.33%) Tradeweb

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Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 1 (4.17%) SharePoint
1 1 (4.17%) Oracle Workflow
Business Applications
1 4 (16.67%) Markit EDM
2 3 (12.50%) LatentZero
3 1 (4.17%) Sentinel
3 1 (4.17%) Eagle PACE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (4.17%) JIRA
General
1 9 (37.50%) Front Office
2 8 (33.33%) Finance
3 3 (12.50%) Legal
4 2 (8.33%) Banking
4 2 (8.33%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (33.33%) Applications Support
1 8 (33.33%) Analyst
2 4 (16.67%) Business Analyst
3 3 (12.50%) Project Manager
4 2 (8.33%) Support Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) Consultant
5 1 (4.17%) Data Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) Applications Support Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) Project Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) Business Project Manager
5 1 (4.17%) Business Manager
5 1 (4.17%) Testing Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) Fixed Income Business Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) Compliance Consultant
5 1 (4.17%) Charles River Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.33%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 12 (50.00%) Fixed Income
2 4 (16.67%) Equities
3 1 (4.17%) Derivative
3 1 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.17%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 5 (20.83%) UNIX
2 2 (8.33%) Windows
2 2 (8.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (54.17%) Asset Management
2 7 (29.17%) Investment Management
3 6 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (20.83%) Data Management
4 5 (20.83%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (16.67%) Change Management
6 3 (12.50%) Workflow
6 3 (12.50%) Project Management
6 3 (12.50%) Portfolio Management
7 2 (8.33%) Root Cause Analysis
7 2 (8.33%) Service Delivery
7 2 (8.33%) ITIL
7 2 (8.33%) OO
7 2 (8.33%) ETL
7 2 (8.33%) Fund Management
7 2 (8.33%) Wealth Management
7 2 (8.33%) Problem Management
8 1 (4.17%) Content Management
8 1 (4.17%) Business Analysis
8 1 (4.17%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 13 (54.17%) SQL
2 2 (8.33%) Java
2 2 (8.33%) Perl
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (8.33%) Control-M
2 1 (4.17%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (37.50%) Charles River
2 3 (12.50%) Oracle
2 3 (12.50%) Sybase
2 3 (12.50%) Bloomberg
3 2 (8.33%) Tradeweb
3 2 (8.33%) MarketAxess
4 1 (4.17%) HP