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 20 April 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
20 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Markit thinkFolio
Rank 562 547 460
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -87
Contract jobs citing thinkFolio 34 29 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.067% 0.057% 0.15%
As % of the Business Applications category 0.85% 0.66% 1.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 20 58
Average daily rate
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£569 £563 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.15% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £543 £450 £418
10% offered a daily rate of more than £750 £650 £608
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £525 £425
% change year-on-year
-23.80% +23.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
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
4003 4390 3905
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 7.90% 8.57% 9.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 2327 2581 2109
Average daily rate £440 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.52% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £422 £400 £425
% change year-on-year
+5.37% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 42 72
Average hourly rate £30.00 £33.00 £37.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% -12.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.43 £14.30 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.13 £55.00 £82.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 £33.00 £37.80
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -12.69%

thinkFolio
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

thinkFolio
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 20 April 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

thinkFolio
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 20 April 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 +7 34 £569 +1.15% 22
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Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 20 April 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 58 (66.67%) Front Office
2 53 (60.92%) SQL
3 50 (57.47%) Asset Management
4 38 (43.68%) Investment Management
5 37 (42.53%) Finance
6 35 (40.23%) Fixed Income
7 31 (35.63%) Markit EDM
8 27 (31.03%) SQL Server
9 26 (29.89%) LatentZero
9 26 (29.89%) Derivative
10 21 (24.14%) Charles River
10 21 (24.14%) Equities
11 20 (22.99%) Fund Management
11 20 (22.99%) Bloomberg
12 19 (21.84%) Oracle
13 15 (17.24%) VBA
14 14 (16.09%) UNIX
15 12 (13.79%) User Acceptance Testing
16 11 (12.64%) Back Office
17 10 (11.49%) Agile Software Development
17 10 (11.49%) Banking
17 10 (11.49%) Control-M
18 9 (10.34%) Fidessa
18 9 (10.34%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
18 9 (10.34%) Problem Management
19 7 (8.05%) Workflow
19 7 (8.05%) Management Information System
19 7 (8.05%) Java
19 7 (8.05%) MS Access
19 7 (8.05%) Portfolio Management

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Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 20 April 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 4 (4.60%) SharePoint
2 3 (3.45%) Oracle Workflow
3 2 (2.30%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.15%) Lync
Applications
1 4 (4.60%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.15%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.15%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 31 (35.63%) Markit EDM
2 26 (29.89%) LatentZero
3 6 (6.90%) Eagle PACE
4 4 (4.60%) Oracle BPM
4 4 (4.60%) Tesseract
4 4 (4.60%) Minerva
4 4 (4.60%) Sentinel
4 4 (4.60%) SimCorp Dimension
5 2 (2.30%) Front Arena
6 1 (1.15%) LongView
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.15%) Firewall
1 1 (1.15%) ADSL
1 1 (1.15%) LAN
1 1 (1.15%) WAN
1 1 (1.15%) TCP/IP
1 1 (1.15%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (31.03%) SQL Server
2 7 (8.05%) MS Access
3 5 (5.75%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (4.60%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.15%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.15%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (3.45%) JIRA
1 3 (3.45%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 58 (66.67%) Front Office
2 37 (42.53%) Finance
3 11 (12.64%) Back Office
4 10 (11.49%) Banking
5 6 (6.90%) Investment Banking
6 4 (4.60%) Marketing
7 3 (3.45%) Legal
8 2 (2.30%) Retail
Job Titles
1 62 (71.26%) Analyst
2 28 (32.18%) Business Analyst
3 23 (26.44%) Support Analyst
4 13 (14.94%) Applications Support
5 10 (11.49%) Developer
6 9 (10.34%) Applications Support Analyst
7 8 (9.20%) VBA Developer
8 7 (8.05%) Excel Developer
9 6 (6.90%) Excel VBA Developer
10 5 (5.75%) Analyst Developer
11 4 (4.60%) Test Manager
11 4 (4.60%) Test Analyst
12 3 (3.45%) Environment Manager
12 3 (3.45%) Support Specialist
13 2 (2.30%) Test Environment Manager
13 2 (2.30%) Consultant
13 2 (2.30%) Developer Analyst
13 2 (2.30%) Senior Analyst
13 2 (2.30%) Technical Analyst
13 2 (2.30%) Banking Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.75%) XML
1 5 (5.75%) XSLT
2 2 (2.30%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (1.15%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 35 (40.23%) Fixed Income
2 26 (29.89%) Derivative
3 21 (24.14%) Equities
4 9 (10.34%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 7 (8.05%) Management Information System
6 6 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (2.30%) Hedge funds
7 2 (2.30%) Equity Derivative
8 1 (1.15%) Smartphone
8 1 (1.15%) SecurID
8 1 (1.15%) Replication
8 1 (1.15%) Blackberry
8 1 (1.15%) Enterprise Storage
8 1 (1.15%) iPhone
8 1 (1.15%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 14 (16.09%) UNIX
2 6 (6.90%) Windows
3 3 (3.45%) Linux
4 2 (2.30%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (2.30%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.15%) Windows XP
5 1 (1.15%) Windows 8
5 1 (1.15%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.15%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (57.47%) Asset Management
2 38 (43.68%) Investment Management
3 20 (22.99%) Fund Management
4 12 (13.79%) User Acceptance Testing
5 10 (11.49%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (10.34%) Problem Management
7 7 (8.05%) Workflow
7 7 (8.05%) Portfolio Management
7 7 (8.05%) Performance Tuning
8 6 (6.90%) Change Management
8 6 (6.90%) Business Analysis
9 5 (5.75%) Data Management
9 5 (5.75%) Stakeholder Management
10 4 (4.60%) Test Automation
10 4 (4.60%) Test Management
10 4 (4.60%) OO
10 4 (4.60%) Data Analysis
11 3 (3.45%) Content Management
11 3 (3.45%) Integration Testing
11 3 (3.45%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 53 (60.92%) SQL
2 15 (17.24%) VBA
3 7 (8.05%) Java
4 5 (5.75%) VBScript
5 4 (4.60%) T-SQL
6 3 (3.45%) Perl
7 2 (2.30%) Python
Qualifications
1 5 (5.75%) Degree
2 2 (2.30%) CFA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.45%) QA
System Software
1 2 (2.30%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.15%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (1.15%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.15%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 10 (11.49%) Control-M
2 1 (1.15%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.15%) SCCM
Vendors
1 21 (24.14%) Charles River
2 20 (22.99%) Bloomberg
3 19 (21.84%) Oracle
4 9 (10.34%) Fidessa
5 6 (6.90%) Sybase
6 4 (4.60%) Business Objects
6 4 (4.60%) Microsoft
6 4 (4.60%) Murex
6 4 (4.60%) Salesforce.com
6 4 (4.60%) Metastorm
6 4 (4.60%) SimCorp
7 3 (3.45%) HP
8 2 (2.30%) Calypso
8 2 (2.30%) Citrix
8 2 (2.30%) VMware
9 1 (1.15%) Blue Coat
9 1 (1.15%) Sophis
9 1 (1.15%) Reuters
9 1 (1.15%) CheckPoint
9 1 (1.15%) FactSet
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