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 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
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Markit thinkFolio
Rank 545 540 507
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -33
Contract jobs citing thinkFolio 41 31 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.082% 0.064% 0.078%
As % of the Business Applications category 1.04% 0.71% 0.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 30 28
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£550 £600 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% +26.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £484 £473 £360
10% offered a daily rate of more than £683 £700 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate - £525 -
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
3953 4344 3996
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 7.90% 8.94% 8.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 2339 2362 2127
Average daily rate £450 £425 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £410 £425
% change year-on-year
+3.65% -3.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 60 72
Average hourly rate £22.50 £32.03 £37.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.75% -15.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £17.10 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £51.00 £62.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £30.00 £37.80
% change year-on-year
-23.33% -20.63%

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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 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 2 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 +13 41 £550 -8.33% 32
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thinkFolio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 2 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 44 (53.01%) Front Office
2 43 (51.81%) SQL
3 42 (50.60%) Asset Management
4 40 (48.19%) Investment Management
5 37 (44.58%) Fixed Income
6 33 (39.76%) Charles River
7 26 (31.33%) LatentZero
8 25 (30.12%) Finance
9 24 (28.92%) Derivative
10 20 (24.10%) Equities
11 19 (22.89%) Markit EDM
12 16 (19.28%) Fund Management
13 15 (18.07%) Agile Software Development
14 13 (15.66%) User Acceptance Testing
14 13 (15.66%) Oracle
14 13 (15.66%) Portfolio Management
15 12 (14.46%) Bloomberg
16 11 (13.25%) Analytical Skills
17 10 (12.05%) SQL Server
18 9 (10.84%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
18 9 (10.84%) SimCorp
18 9 (10.84%) SimCorp Dimension
19 8 (9.64%) Sentinel
19 8 (9.64%) UNIX
20 7 (8.43%) Sybase
20 7 (8.43%) Murex
20 7 (8.43%) Fidessa
20 7 (8.43%) Workflow
20 7 (8.43%) Tesseract
20 7 (8.43%) Minerva

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Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 2 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (3.61%) SharePoint
1 3 (3.61%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 3 (3.61%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 26 (31.33%) LatentZero
2 19 (22.89%) Markit EDM
3 9 (10.84%) SimCorp Dimension
4 8 (9.64%) Sentinel
5 7 (8.43%) Tesseract
5 7 (8.43%) Minerva
6 6 (7.23%) Eagle PACE
7 4 (4.82%) Oracle BPM
8 2 (2.41%) Front Arena
9 1 (1.20%) LongView
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (12.05%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.82%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (2.41%) MS Access
4 1 (1.20%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.20%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.20%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (3.61%) JIRA
2 1 (1.20%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 44 (53.01%) Front Office
2 25 (30.12%) Finance
3 7 (8.43%) Banking
4 6 (7.23%) Back Office
5 4 (4.82%) Legal
5 4 (4.82%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.20%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.20%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 51 (61.45%) Analyst
2 24 (28.92%) Business Analyst
3 19 (22.89%) Support Analyst
4 17 (20.48%) Applications Support
5 9 (10.84%) Applications Support Analyst
6 5 (6.02%) Project Manager
7 4 (4.82%) Developer
7 4 (4.82%) Test Manager
8 3 (3.61%) Senior Analyst
8 3 (3.61%) Environment Manager
9 2 (2.41%) Business Manager
9 2 (2.41%) Excel Developer
9 2 (2.41%) Test Environment Manager
9 2 (2.41%) Senior Support Analyst
9 2 (2.41%) Systems Support Analyst
9 2 (2.41%) Senior Systems Analyst
9 2 (2.41%) VBA Developer
9 2 (2.41%) Developer Analyst
9 2 (2.41%) Systems Analyst
9 2 (2.41%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.41%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 37 (44.58%) Fixed Income
2 24 (28.92%) Derivative
3 20 (24.10%) Equities
4 11 (13.25%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (10.84%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 2 (2.41%) Equity Derivative
7 1 (1.20%) Data Integration
7 1 (1.20%) Data Structures
7 1 (1.20%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 8 (9.64%) UNIX
2 3 (3.61%) Windows
2 3 (3.61%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (50.60%) Asset Management
2 40 (48.19%) Investment Management
3 16 (19.28%) Fund Management
4 15 (18.07%) Agile Software Development
5 13 (15.66%) User Acceptance Testing
5 13 (15.66%) Portfolio Management
6 7 (8.43%) Data Management
6 7 (8.43%) Workflow
7 6 (7.23%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (7.23%) Project Management
8 5 (6.02%) BPR
8 5 (6.02%) Change Management
8 5 (6.02%) Data Analysis
8 5 (6.02%) Business Analysis
9 4 (4.82%) Test Management
9 4 (4.82%) Test Automation
9 4 (4.82%) Service Delivery
9 4 (4.82%) OO
9 4 (4.82%) Problem Management
10 3 (3.61%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 43 (51.81%) SQL
2 5 (6.02%) Java
3 3 (3.61%) Perl
4 2 (2.41%) VBA
4 2 (2.41%) Python
5 1 (1.20%) PL/SQL
5 1 (1.20%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (8.43%) CFA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.82%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (6.02%) Control-M
2 1 (1.20%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 33 (39.76%) Charles River
2 13 (15.66%) Oracle
3 12 (14.46%) Bloomberg
4 9 (10.84%) SimCorp
5 7 (8.43%) Sybase
5 7 (8.43%) Murex
5 7 (8.43%) Fidessa
6 6 (7.23%) Sophis
7 4 (4.82%) Business Objects
7 4 (4.82%) Metastorm
7 4 (4.82%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (2.41%) Tradeweb
8 2 (2.41%) MarketAxess
8 2 (2.41%) Calypso
9 1 (1.20%) HP
9 1 (1.20%) Microsoft
9 1 (1.20%) FactSet
9 1 (1.20%) Reuters
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Posted: 2 days ago
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Posted: 5 days ago
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Rate: £650 - £750 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
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Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £550 - £700 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
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Red10
Rate: £650 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
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Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £500.00 - £700.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
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Rate: £550 per day + competitive
Posted: 9 days ago