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 24 October 2014 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
thinkFolio
Rank 538 521 500
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -21
Contract jobs citing thinkFolio 52 42 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.098% 0.088% 0.092%
As % of the Vendors category 0.22% 0.19% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 36 37
Average daily rate
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£550 £513 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.31% -6.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £473 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £645 £638 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £613 £550 £375
% change year-on-year
+11.36% +46.66%
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
24019 22059 23454
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 45.06% 46.04% 46.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 14298 12809 12453
Average daily rate £395 £390 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.28% -1.26%
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 £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1173 1068 1234
Average hourly rate £18.00 £17.85 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.86% -6.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £18.11 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-0.62% -4.67%

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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 24 October 2014.

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 24 October 2014. 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 +6 52 £550 +10.00% 15
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Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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 53 (65.43%) Front Office
2 48 (59.26%) Asset Management
3 45 (55.56%) Investment Management
4 42 (51.85%) SQL
5 31 (38.27%) Charles River
6 25 (30.86%) Fixed Income
7 19 (23.46%) Markit EDM
8 18 (22.22%) Business Analysis
8 18 (22.22%) Finance
9 16 (19.75%) Derivative
10 12 (14.81%) Fund Management
11 11 (13.58%) Bloomberg
11 11 (13.58%) Equities
11 11 (13.58%) Agile Software Development
11 11 (13.58%) Portfolio Management
12 8 (9.88%) LatentZero
12 8 (9.88%) Change Management
12 8 (9.88%) Project Management
13 7 (8.64%) Financial Modelling
14 6 (7.41%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 6 (7.41%) Back Office
15 5 (6.17%) GAP Analysis
15 5 (6.17%) Banking
15 5 (6.17%) VBA
15 5 (6.17%) SQL Server
15 5 (6.17%) Front Arena
15 5 (6.17%) Data Analysis
16 4 (4.94%) User Acceptance Testing
16 4 (4.94%) Control-M
16 4 (4.94%) LongView

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Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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 1 (1.23%) MS Project
1 1 (1.23%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 19 (23.46%) Markit EDM
2 8 (9.88%) LatentZero
3 5 (6.17%) Front Arena
4 4 (4.94%) LongView
5 3 (3.70%) Sentinel
6 1 (1.23%) Eagle PACE
6 1 (1.23%) Global One
6 1 (1.23%) Tesseract
6 1 (1.23%) Minerva
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.23%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.17%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.70%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (2.47%) Crystal Reports
3 2 (2.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.23%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.23%) Relational Database
General
1 53 (65.43%) Front Office
2 18 (22.22%) Finance
3 6 (7.41%) Back Office
4 5 (6.17%) Banking
5 1 (1.23%) Retail
5 1 (1.23%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.23%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 58 (71.60%) Analyst
2 30 (37.04%) Business Analyst
3 25 (30.86%) Support Analyst
4 18 (22.22%) Applications Support
5 12 (14.81%) Project Manager
6 11 (13.58%) Applications Support Analyst
7 5 (6.17%) Senior Analyst
7 5 (6.17%) Senior Business Analyst
8 4 (4.94%) Systems Analyst
8 4 (4.94%) Consultant
9 3 (3.70%) Senior Manager
9 3 (3.70%) Test Analyst
9 3 (3.70%) Senior Project Manager
10 2 (2.47%) Systems Support
10 2 (2.47%) Systems Support Analyst
10 2 (2.47%) Systems Test Analyst
11 1 (1.23%) Front Arena Support
11 1 (1.23%) IT Business Analyst
11 1 (1.23%) Lead Business Analyst
11 1 (1.23%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.23%) XML
1 1 (1.23%) WebSphere MQ
1 1 (1.23%) FIXML
1 1 (1.23%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 25 (30.86%) Fixed Income
2 16 (19.75%) Derivative
3 11 (13.58%) Equities
4 6 (7.41%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 3 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (2.47%) Management Information System
6 2 (2.47%) PMI
6 2 (2.47%) Hedge funds
7 1 (1.23%) iPad
7 1 (1.23%) Credit Derivative
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.47%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (59.26%) Asset Management
2 45 (55.56%) Investment Management
3 18 (22.22%) Business Analysis
4 12 (14.81%) Fund Management
5 11 (13.58%) Portfolio Management
5 11 (13.58%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (9.88%) Change Management
6 8 (9.88%) Project Management
7 7 (8.64%) Financial Modelling
8 5 (6.17%) Data Analysis
8 5 (6.17%) GAP Analysis
9 4 (4.94%) Risk Management
9 4 (4.94%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (4.94%) User Acceptance Testing
10 3 (3.70%) Automated Testing
10 3 (3.70%) Analytics
11 2 (2.47%) Technical Architecture
11 2 (2.47%) Incident Management
11 2 (2.47%) Requirements Analysis
11 2 (2.47%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 42 (51.85%) SQL
2 5 (6.17%) VBA
3 2 (2.47%) Java
3 2 (2.47%) T-SQL
3 2 (2.47%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (2.47%) PMI Certification
2 1 (1.23%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.47%) ISO/IEC 20000
1 2 (2.47%) UCITS
2 1 (1.23%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.23%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.23%) EMIR
2 1 (1.23%) Dodd-Frank
Systems Management
1 4 (4.94%) Control-M
2 2 (2.47%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.23%) Foglight
Vendors
1 31 (38.27%) Charles River
2 11 (13.58%) Bloomberg
3 2 (2.47%) Algorithmics
3 2 (2.47%) SimCorp
3 2 (2.47%) Wall Street Systems
3 2 (2.47%) BI-SAM
3 2 (2.47%) Misys
3 2 (2.47%) Fidessa
3 2 (2.47%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (1.23%) Reuters
4 1 (1.23%) Informatica
4 1 (1.23%) FactSet
4 1 (1.23%) StatPro
4 1 (1.23%) Microsoft
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Rate: £500 - £550 per day
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London
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Rate: £450 - £525 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
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Rate: £500 - £650 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
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Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
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Real Staffing
Rate: £450 - £650 per day + competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
London
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Rate: £600.00 - £700.00 per day
Posted: 21 days ago
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Rate: £500 - £650 per annum + competitive
Posted: 24 days ago