The table below looks at the statistics for CFA in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited CFA over the 3 months to 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA)
Rank 547 530 504
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -26
Contract jobs citing CFA 10 9 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.022% 0.020% 0.027%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.11% 0.11% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 8 9
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£588 £438 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+34.28% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £100 £366 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £543 £560
UK excluding London average daily rate - - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
CFA
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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 England region.

Qualifications Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
9340 8325 7316
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 20.11% 18.93% 18.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 5504 4589 3894
Average daily rate £400 £380 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 420 375 511
Average hourly rate £19.50 £20.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.80 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.04 £41.20 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -30.00%

CFA
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing CFA across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

CFA Jobs Demand Trend in England

CFA
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing CFA across the England region.

CFA Daily Rate Trend in England

CFA
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing CFA across the England region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

CFA Daily Rate Histogram in England

CFA
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing CFA across the England region.

CFA Hourly Rate Trend in England

CFA
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CFA within the England region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -5 9 £588 +34.28% 4
South East - 1 - - 1
East of England - - - -
CFA
UK

CFA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 11 (57.89%) Degree
2 9 (47.37%) MS Excel
3 8 (42.11%) Banking
4 7 (36.84%) Derivative
4 7 (36.84%) MBA
4 7 (36.84%) Microsoft
4 7 (36.84%) Quantitative Risk Management
5 6 (31.58%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (31.58%) MS Office
5 6 (31.58%) MCT
5 6 (31.58%) Finance
6 5 (26.32%) FTP
6 5 (26.32%) SQL
6 5 (26.32%) MS PowerPoint
7 4 (21.05%) Retail
7 4 (21.05%) Fixed Income
8 3 (15.79%) User Acceptance Testing
8 3 (15.79%) Project Management
8 3 (15.79%) Legal
9 2 (10.53%) Validation
9 2 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
9 2 (10.53%) Oracle Workflow
9 2 (10.53%) Management Information System
9 2 (10.53%) Front Office
9 2 (10.53%) Risk Management
9 2 (10.53%) CIMA
9 2 (10.53%) .NET
9 2 (10.53%) Oracle
9 2 (10.53%) Sybase
9 2 (10.53%) C#

CFA
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (10.53%) Oracle Workflow
1 2 (10.53%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (47.37%) MS Excel
2 6 (31.58%) MS Office
3 5 (26.32%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (10.53%) MS Visio
5 1 (5.26%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 5 (26.32%) FTP
2 1 (5.26%) Radio Access Network
2 1 (5.26%) SDH
2 1 (5.26%) SONET
2 1 (5.26%) DWDM
2 1 (5.26%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 2 (10.53%) JIRA
General
1 8 (42.11%) Banking
2 6 (31.58%) Finance
3 4 (21.05%) Retail
4 3 (15.79%) Legal
5 2 (10.53%) Front Office
6 1 (5.26%) Marketing
6 1 (5.26%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (68.42%) Analyst
2 8 (42.11%) Business Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) Junior
3 2 (10.53%) Developer
3 2 (10.53%) Senior Developer
3 2 (10.53%) Junior Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) Report Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) Senior C# Developer
3 2 (10.53%) C# Developer
3 2 (10.53%) Project Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) Junior Business Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) Banking Business Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) MI Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Report Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Performance Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Quantitative Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Information Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Risk Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Quantitative Risk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.53%) .NET
1 2 (10.53%) WCF
1 2 (10.53%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 7 (36.84%) Derivative
2 6 (31.58%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (21.05%) Fixed Income
4 2 (10.53%) Management Information System
4 2 (10.53%) Mathematics
4 2 (10.53%) Equity Derivative
5 1 (5.26%) Equities
5 1 (5.26%) Credit Risk
5 1 (5.26%) Market Risk
5 1 (5.26%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.26%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (36.84%) Quantitative Risk Management
2 3 (15.79%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (15.79%) Project Management
3 2 (10.53%) Validation
3 2 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (10.53%) Risk Management
3 2 (10.53%) Data Modelling
3 2 (10.53%) Multithreading
3 2 (10.53%) Investment Management
3 2 (10.53%) Workflow
3 2 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (10.53%) Content Management
3 2 (10.53%) Requirements Analysis
3 2 (10.53%) Financial Modelling
4 1 (5.26%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (5.26%) Analytics
4 1 (5.26%) Business Analysis
4 1 (5.26%) Performance Management
4 1 (5.26%) Service Delivery
4 1 (5.26%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (26.32%) SQL
2 2 (10.53%) C#
Qualifications
1 11 (57.89%) Degree
2 7 (36.84%) MBA
3 6 (31.58%) MCT
4 2 (10.53%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.53%) QA
Vendors
1 7 (36.84%) Microsoft
2 2 (10.53%) Oracle
2 2 (10.53%) Sybase
2 2 (10.53%) thinkFolio