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 30 July 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 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Markit thinkFolio
Rank 551 537 525
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -12
Contract jobs citing thinkFolio 47 32 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.091% 0.065% 0.064%
As % of the Business Applications category 1.14% 0.71% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 32 24
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£550 £600 £488
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £688 £700 £593
UK excluding London average daily rate £600 - £438
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
4132 4510 4130
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 7.99% 9.13% 8.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 2468 2396 2220
Average daily rate £450 £438 £430
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +1.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £425 £413
% change year-on-year
- +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 65 75
Average hourly rate £22.50 £31.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.57% +43.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £17.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.27 £45.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £28.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-19.64% +1.81%

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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 30 July 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 30 July 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 +10 42 £538 -10.41% 18
South East - 3 £600 -
South West - 2 - -
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Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 46 (58.23%) Asset Management
2 45 (56.96%) Front Office
3 39 (49.37%) Investment Management
4 37 (46.84%) SQL
5 34 (43.04%) Fixed Income
6 31 (39.24%) Charles River
7 27 (34.18%) LatentZero
8 24 (30.38%) Finance
9 23 (29.11%) Derivative
10 20 (25.32%) Equities
11 19 (24.05%) Markit EDM
12 18 (22.78%) Portfolio Management
13 13 (16.46%) Fund Management
13 13 (16.46%) User Acceptance Testing
14 12 (15.19%) Agile Software Development
15 11 (13.92%) Bloomberg
15 11 (13.92%) Analytical Skills
16 10 (12.66%) SimCorp
16 10 (12.66%) SimCorp Dimension
16 10 (12.66%) Back Office
17 8 (10.13%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 8 (10.13%) Oracle
17 8 (10.13%) UNIX
17 8 (10.13%) Sentinel
17 8 (10.13%) Data Management
18 7 (8.86%) Tesseract
18 7 (8.86%) Minerva
18 7 (8.86%) SQL Server
18 7 (8.86%) Murex
18 7 (8.86%) Fidessa

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Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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.

Applications
1 2 (2.53%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 27 (34.18%) LatentZero
2 19 (24.05%) Markit EDM
3 10 (12.66%) SimCorp Dimension
4 8 (10.13%) Sentinel
5 7 (8.86%) Tesseract
5 7 (8.86%) Minerva
6 6 (7.59%) Eagle PACE
7 4 (5.06%) Oracle BPM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (8.86%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.06%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (5.06%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (1.27%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (1.27%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 45 (56.96%) Front Office
2 24 (30.38%) Finance
3 10 (12.66%) Back Office
4 5 (6.33%) Banking
5 4 (5.06%) Investment Banking
5 4 (5.06%) Legal
6 1 (1.27%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.27%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 51 (64.56%) Analyst
2 25 (31.65%) Business Analyst
3 16 (20.25%) Applications Support
4 15 (18.99%) Support Analyst
5 8 (10.13%) Applications Support Analyst
6 5 (6.33%) Project Manager
7 4 (5.06%) Test Manager
7 4 (5.06%) Senior Analyst
8 3 (3.80%) Senior Business Analyst
8 3 (3.80%) Testing Analyst
8 3 (3.80%) Environment Manager
9 2 (2.53%) Business Manager
9 2 (2.53%) Test Environment Manager
9 2 (2.53%) Developer Analyst
9 2 (2.53%) Test Analyst
9 2 (2.53%) Developer
9 2 (2.53%) Technical Analyst
10 1 (1.27%) Senior Test Analyst
10 1 (1.27%) Senior Support Analyst
10 1 (1.27%) Project Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.53%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 34 (43.04%) Fixed Income
2 23 (29.11%) Derivative
3 20 (25.32%) Equities
4 11 (13.92%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (10.13%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 2 (2.53%) Management Information System
6 2 (2.53%) Reference Data
7 1 (1.27%) Data Integration
7 1 (1.27%) Hedge funds
7 1 (1.27%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 8 (10.13%) UNIX
2 3 (3.80%) Windows
2 3 (3.80%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (58.23%) Asset Management
2 39 (49.37%) Investment Management
3 18 (22.78%) Portfolio Management
4 13 (16.46%) User Acceptance Testing
4 13 (16.46%) Fund Management
5 12 (15.19%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (10.13%) Data Management
7 6 (7.59%) Project Management
8 5 (6.33%) Change Management
8 5 (6.33%) Data Analysis
8 5 (6.33%) BPR
9 4 (5.06%) Business Analysis
9 4 (5.06%) Service Delivery
9 4 (5.06%) Test Management
9 4 (5.06%) Test Automation
9 4 (5.06%) Fund Accounting
10 3 (3.80%) Root Cause Analysis
10 3 (3.80%) Analytics
10 3 (3.80%) Problem Management
10 3 (3.80%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 37 (46.84%) SQL
2 3 (3.80%) Java
2 3 (3.80%) Perl
3 1 (1.27%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (6.33%) CFA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.27%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (6.33%) Control-M
2 4 (5.06%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 31 (39.24%) Charles River
2 11 (13.92%) Bloomberg
3 10 (12.66%) SimCorp
4 8 (10.13%) Oracle
5 7 (8.86%) Murex
5 7 (8.86%) Fidessa
6 5 (6.33%) Sophis
7 4 (5.06%) HP
7 4 (5.06%) Salesforce.com
7 4 (5.06%) Sybase
7 4 (5.06%) Metastorm
8 2 (2.53%) Tradeweb
8 2 (2.53%) MarketAxess
9 1 (1.27%) FactSet
9 1 (1.27%) Microsoft
9 1 (1.27%) Reuters