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 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Markit thinkFolio
Rank 613 566 564
Rank change year-on-year
-47 -2
Contract jobs citing thinkFolio 14 32 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.027% 0.063% 0.060%
As % of the Business Applications category 0.35% 0.78% 0.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 26 22
Average daily rate £613 £556 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.11% +1.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £369 £525 £450
10% offered a daily rate of more than £723 £750 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £625 £400 £525
% change year-on-year
+56.25% -23.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £50.00
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
3975 4127 4465
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 7.76% 8.14% 8.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 2479 2372 2611
Average daily rate £440 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.22% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 27 47
Average hourly rate £22.50 £30.00 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £15.70 £14.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.07 £61.34 £53.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £29.42 £37.49
% change year-on-year
-6.51% -21.53%

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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 April 2016.

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 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -24 13 £600 +7.86% 4
South East - 1 £625 -
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Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 18 (64.29%) Asset Management
1 18 (64.29%) Investment Management
2 17 (60.71%) Front Office
3 13 (46.43%) Fixed Income
4 11 (39.29%) Charles River
5 7 (25.00%) C#
5 7 (25.00%) Finance
6 6 (21.43%) SQL Server
6 6 (21.43%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 5 (17.86%) Bloomberg
7 5 (17.86%) SQL
7 5 (17.86%) Equities
7 5 (17.86%) Markit EDM
7 5 (17.86%) SimCorp
7 5 (17.86%) Degree
8 4 (14.29%) Derivative
8 4 (14.29%) Hedge funds
9 3 (10.71%) Fund Management
9 3 (10.71%) Data Governance
10 2 (7.14%) .NET
10 2 (7.14%) Microsoft
10 2 (7.14%) Migration
10 2 (7.14%) Wealth Management
10 2 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing
10 2 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
10 2 (7.14%) LatentZero
11 1 (3.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 1 (3.57%) Data Management
11 1 (3.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 1 (3.57%) GoldenSource

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Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 (3.57%) IIS
Business Applications
1 5 (17.86%) Markit EDM
2 2 (7.14%) LatentZero
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (21.43%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (3.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 17 (60.71%) Front Office
2 7 (25.00%) Finance
3 1 (3.57%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 17 (60.71%) Analyst
2 16 (57.14%) Business Analyst
3 10 (35.71%) thinkFolio Analyst
3 10 (35.71%) thinkFolio Business Analyst
4 6 (21.43%) Asset Management Business Analyst
5 5 (17.86%) Asset Management Analyst
6 4 (14.29%) Applications Support
7 3 (10.71%) Asset Management Project Manager
7 3 (10.71%) Developer
7 3 (10.71%) Investment Management Business Analyst
7 3 (10.71%) Project Manager
7 3 (10.71%) thinkFolio Support
8 2 (7.14%) Business Developer
8 2 (7.14%) Consultant
8 2 (7.14%) Derivatives Business Analyst
8 2 (7.14%) Front Office Business Analyst
8 2 (7.14%) Senior Manager
8 2 (7.14%) Senior Project Manager
8 2 (7.14%) Support Analyst
8 2 (7.14%) thinkFolio Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.14%) .NET
2 1 (3.57%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 13 (46.43%) Fixed Income
2 6 (21.43%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 5 (17.86%) Equities
4 4 (14.29%) Derivative
4 4 (14.29%) Hedge funds
5 1 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.57%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (64.29%) Asset Management
1 18 (64.29%) Investment Management
2 3 (10.71%) Data Governance
2 3 (10.71%) Fund Management
3 2 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (7.14%) Migration
3 2 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (7.14%) Wealth Management
4 1 (3.57%) Automated Testing
4 1 (3.57%) Data Management
4 1 (3.57%) Enterprise Data Management
4 1 (3.57%) People Management
4 1 (3.57%) Portfolio Management
4 1 (3.57%) Project Management
4 1 (3.57%) Risk Management
4 1 (3.57%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (3.57%) System Integration Testing
4 1 (3.57%) Target Operating Model
Programming Languages
1 7 (25.00%) C#
2 5 (17.86%) SQL
3 1 (3.57%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (17.86%) Degree
2 1 (3.57%) CFA
Vendors
1 11 (39.29%) Charles River
2 5 (17.86%) Bloomberg
2 5 (17.86%) SimCorp
3 2 (7.14%) Microsoft
4 1 (3.57%) GoldenSource
4 1 (3.57%) Murex
4 1 (3.57%) Oracle
4 1 (3.57%) Tableau
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