The table below looks at the statistics for thinkFolio skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited thinkFolio over the 3 months to 2 September 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Markit thinkFolio
Rank 544 545 534
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -11
Contract jobs citing thinkFolio 44 38 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.082% 0.074% 0.072%
As % of the Business Applications category 1.06% 0.84% 0.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 35 31
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £700 £600
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 England region.

Business Applications Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Business Applications category
4149 4546 4221
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 7.72% 8.88% 8.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 2457 2490 2336
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £591 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 64 79
Average hourly rate £21.64 £31.16 £17.86
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.55% +74.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.73 £11.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.73 £48.75 £45.00
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 England

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

thinkFolio Jobs Demand Trend in England

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Daily Rate Trend in England

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

thinkFolio Daily Rate Trend in England

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Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing thinkFolio across the England region over the 3 months to 2 September 2015.

thinkFolio Daily Rate Histogram in England

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Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

thinkFolio Hourly Rate Trend in England

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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 thinkFolio within the England region over the 3 months to 2 September 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -8 39 £625 +13.63% 8
South East - 3 £600 -
South West - 2 - -
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Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 45 (58.44%) Asset Management
2 39 (50.65%) Front Office
3 37 (48.05%) Fixed Income
3 37 (48.05%) Investment Management
4 33 (42.86%) SQL
5 31 (40.26%) Charles River
6 26 (33.77%) LatentZero
7 23 (29.87%) Finance
8 20 (25.97%) Derivative
8 20 (25.97%) Portfolio Management
9 19 (24.68%) Equities
10 15 (19.48%) Markit EDM
11 13 (16.88%) Back Office
12 12 (15.58%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 12 (15.58%) Analytical Skills
13 11 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
14 10 (12.99%) Fund Management
14 10 (12.99%) SimCorp
14 10 (12.99%) SimCorp Dimension
14 10 (12.99%) Oracle
14 10 (12.99%) Fidessa
15 9 (11.69%) Bloomberg
15 9 (11.69%) Data Management
16 8 (10.39%) Agile Software Development
16 8 (10.39%) Murex
16 8 (10.39%) UNIX
17 7 (9.09%) SQL Server
17 7 (9.09%) Eagle PACE
18 6 (7.79%) Data Analysis
18 6 (7.79%) Analytics

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Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 (1.30%) SharePoint
1 1 (1.30%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 2 (2.60%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 26 (33.77%) LatentZero
2 15 (19.48%) Markit EDM
3 10 (12.99%) SimCorp Dimension
4 7 (9.09%) Eagle PACE
5 5 (6.49%) Sentinel
6 4 (5.19%) Oracle BPM
6 4 (5.19%) Tesseract
6 4 (5.19%) Minerva
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.19%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (5.19%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (1.30%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.30%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (1.30%) JIRA
1 1 (1.30%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 39 (50.65%) Front Office
2 23 (29.87%) Finance
3 13 (16.88%) Back Office
4 5 (6.49%) Banking
5 4 (5.19%) Investment Banking
5 4 (5.19%) Legal
6 1 (1.30%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.30%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 49 (63.64%) Analyst
2 21 (27.27%) Business Analyst
3 17 (22.08%) Applications Support
4 16 (20.78%) Support Analyst
5 9 (11.69%) Applications Support Analyst
6 7 (9.09%) Senior Analyst
7 6 (7.79%) Senior Business Analyst
8 5 (6.49%) Project Manager
9 4 (5.19%) Test Manager
10 3 (3.90%) Environment Manager
10 3 (3.90%) Testing Analyst
11 2 (2.60%) Business Manager
11 2 (2.60%) Data Analyst
11 2 (2.60%) Developer Analyst
11 2 (2.60%) Project Analyst
11 2 (2.60%) Test Analyst
11 2 (2.60%) Developer
11 2 (2.60%) Technical Analyst
11 2 (2.60%) Test Environment Manager
12 1 (1.30%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.90%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 37 (48.05%) Fixed Income
2 20 (25.97%) Derivative
3 19 (24.68%) Equities
4 12 (15.58%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 12 (15.58%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (6.49%) Reference Data
6 2 (2.60%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.30%) Data Integration
7 1 (1.30%) Hedge funds
7 1 (1.30%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 8 (10.39%) UNIX
2 3 (3.90%) Windows
2 3 (3.90%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (58.44%) Asset Management
2 37 (48.05%) Investment Management
3 20 (25.97%) Portfolio Management
4 11 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
5 10 (12.99%) Fund Management
6 9 (11.69%) Data Management
7 8 (10.39%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (7.79%) Data Analysis
8 6 (7.79%) Project Management
8 6 (7.79%) Analytics
9 5 (6.49%) Change Management
9 5 (6.49%) BPR
10 4 (5.19%) Service Delivery
10 4 (5.19%) Workflow
10 4 (5.19%) Test Management
10 4 (5.19%) Test Automation
10 4 (5.19%) Fund Accounting
11 3 (3.90%) Root Cause Analysis
11 3 (3.90%) Problem Management
11 3 (3.90%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 33 (42.86%) SQL
2 3 (3.90%) Java
2 3 (3.90%) Perl
3 1 (1.30%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (6.49%) CFA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.60%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (5.19%) Control-M
1 4 (5.19%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 31 (40.26%) Charles River
2 10 (12.99%) Oracle
2 10 (12.99%) Fidessa
2 10 (12.99%) SimCorp
3 9 (11.69%) Bloomberg
4 8 (10.39%) Murex
5 5 (6.49%) Sybase
5 5 (6.49%) Sophis
6 4 (5.19%) HP
6 4 (5.19%) Salesforce.com
6 4 (5.19%) Metastorm
7 2 (2.60%) Tradeweb
7 2 (2.60%) MarketAxess
8 1 (1.30%) Microsoft
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