The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of thinkFolio products and/or services 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 January 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.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are NOT representative of contractor rates within thinkFolio Limited.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
thinkFolio
Rank 507 516 466
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -50
Contract jobs citing thinkFolio 50 23 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.11% 0.052% 0.12%
As % of the Vendors category 0.23% 0.11% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 14 37
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£538 £538 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £440
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £585 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate - - -
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 Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Vendors Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
21330 20067 18887
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 45.93% 45.63% 46.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 12693 11425 10135
Average daily rate £400 £395 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% +5.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 934 897 1222
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -10.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.35 £11.00 £10.58
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £39.65 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -13.15%

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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 Vendors 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 January 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 January 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 +22 50 £538 - 11
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Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 74 (73.27%) Front Office
2 59 (58.42%) SQL
3 57 (56.44%) Asset Management
4 43 (42.57%) Investment Management
5 41 (40.59%) Finance
6 35 (34.65%) Fixed Income
7 34 (33.66%) Markit EDM
8 32 (31.68%) Charles River
9 28 (27.72%) Derivative
10 27 (26.73%) Bloomberg
11 26 (25.74%) SQL Server
12 20 (19.80%) Equities
12 20 (19.80%) Fund Management
13 17 (16.83%) VBA
14 16 (15.84%) LatentZero
15 13 (12.87%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 12 (11.88%) Oracle
16 12 (11.88%) Business Analysis
17 11 (10.89%) UNIX
18 10 (9.90%) Banking
19 9 (8.91%) Back Office
19 9 (8.91%) Management Information System
19 9 (8.91%) Change Management
19 9 (8.91%) Portfolio Management
20 8 (7.92%) Analytical Skills
20 8 (7.92%) Financial Modelling
20 8 (7.92%) User Acceptance Testing
20 8 (7.92%) Control-M
20 8 (7.92%) Fidessa
20 8 (7.92%) Stakeholder Management

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Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 (3.96%) SharePoint
2 3 (2.97%) Oracle Workflow
3 2 (1.98%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.99%) Lync
Applications
1 3 (2.97%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.99%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (0.99%) MS Project
2 1 (0.99%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 34 (33.66%) Markit EDM
2 16 (15.84%) LatentZero
3 2 (1.98%) Front Arena
3 2 (1.98%) Sentinel
4 1 (0.99%) Tesseract
4 1 (0.99%) Minerva
4 1 (0.99%) Global One
4 1 (0.99%) LongView
4 1 (0.99%) Eagle PACE
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.99%) ADSL
1 1 (0.99%) LAN
1 1 (0.99%) WAN
1 1 (0.99%) FTP
1 1 (0.99%) TCP/IP
1 1 (0.99%) VPN
1 1 (0.99%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (25.74%) SQL Server
2 7 (6.93%) MS Access
2 7 (6.93%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (2.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (1.98%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.98%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.99%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 3 (2.97%) JIRA
2 2 (1.98%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 74 (73.27%) Front Office
2 41 (40.59%) Finance
3 10 (9.90%) Banking
4 9 (8.91%) Back Office
5 5 (4.95%) Investment Banking
6 4 (3.96%) Marketing
7 2 (1.98%) Retail
Job Titles
1 73 (72.28%) Analyst
2 32 (31.68%) Support Analyst
3 31 (30.69%) Business Analyst
4 19 (18.81%) Applications Support
5 13 (12.87%) Applications Support Analyst
6 8 (7.92%) Developer
6 8 (7.92%) VBA Developer
7 7 (6.93%) Excel Developer
8 6 (5.94%) Excel VBA Developer
9 5 (4.95%) Analyst Developer
9 5 (4.95%) Test Analyst
9 5 (4.95%) Systems Analyst
10 4 (3.96%) Consultant
10 4 (3.96%) Project Manager
11 3 (2.97%) Systems Support
11 3 (2.97%) Systems Support Analyst
11 3 (2.97%) Support Specialist
12 2 (1.98%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
12 2 (1.98%) Systems Test Analyst
12 2 (1.98%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (5.94%) XML
2 5 (4.95%) XSLT
2 5 (4.95%) FIX Protocol
3 2 (1.98%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 35 (34.65%) Fixed Income
2 28 (27.72%) Derivative
3 20 (19.80%) Equities
4 13 (12.87%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 9 (8.91%) Management Information System
6 8 (7.92%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (1.98%) Hedge funds
7 2 (1.98%) Equity Derivative
8 1 (0.99%) SecurID
8 1 (0.99%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.99%) Credit Derivative
8 1 (0.99%) Replication
8 1 (0.99%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.99%) Enterprise Storage
8 1 (0.99%) iPad
8 1 (0.99%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 11 (10.89%) UNIX
2 4 (3.96%) Windows
3 2 (1.98%) Windows 7
3 2 (1.98%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.99%) Windows XP
4 1 (0.99%) Windows 8
4 1 (0.99%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (0.99%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (56.44%) Asset Management
2 43 (42.57%) Investment Management
3 20 (19.80%) Fund Management
4 12 (11.88%) Business Analysis
5 9 (8.91%) Change Management
5 9 (8.91%) Portfolio Management
6 8 (7.92%) Financial Modelling
6 8 (7.92%) User Acceptance Testing
6 8 (7.92%) Stakeholder Management
6 8 (7.92%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (6.93%) Data Analysis
7 7 (6.93%) Performance Tuning
8 6 (5.94%) Problem Management
8 6 (5.94%) Data Management
9 5 (4.95%) Requirements Analysis
10 4 (3.96%) Project Management
10 4 (3.96%) Workflow
11 3 (2.97%) Incident Management
11 3 (2.97%) Content Management
11 3 (2.97%) GAP Analysis
Programming Languages
1 59 (58.42%) SQL
2 17 (16.83%) VBA
3 6 (5.94%) T-SQL
4 5 (4.95%) VBScript
4 5 (4.95%) Java
5 2 (1.98%) Python
6 1 (0.99%) VB
Qualifications
1 6 (5.94%) Degree
2 2 (1.98%) CFA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.97%) QA
2 2 (1.98%) UCITS
3 1 (0.99%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.99%) EMIR
3 1 (0.99%) Dodd-Frank
3 1 (0.99%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 2 (1.98%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.99%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.99%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (0.99%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 8 (7.92%) Control-M
2 2 (1.98%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.99%) Foglight
3 1 (0.99%) SCCM
Vendors
1 32 (31.68%) Charles River
2 27 (26.73%) Bloomberg
3 12 (11.88%) Oracle
4 8 (7.92%) Fidessa
5 4 (3.96%) Microsoft
5 4 (3.96%) Murex
6 3 (2.97%) Sybase
7 2 (1.98%) BI-SAM
7 2 (1.98%) Calypso
7 2 (1.98%) HP
7 2 (1.98%) Citrix
7 2 (1.98%) VMware
8 1 (0.99%) Blue Coat
8 1 (0.99%) Sophis
8 1 (0.99%) CheckPoint
8 1 (0.99%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.99%) StatPro
8 1 (0.99%) FactSet
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