The first table below looks at the demand for CFA in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited CFA over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the London region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA)
Rank 404 382 404
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +22
Contract jobs citing CFA 8 7 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.033% 0.032% 0.068%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.20% 0.21% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 6 7
Average daily rate £425 £525 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.04% -4.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £366 £344 £448
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £613 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Qualifications Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
4011 3299 3943
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 16.58% 15.27% 14.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 2680 1982 2317
Average daily rate £411 £413 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.36% -2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 117 109 115
Average hourly rate £22.00 £25.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.72% +21.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.10 £13.00 £12.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.66 £135.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £23.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-24.21% -5.00%
CFA
England

CFA
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing CFA across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

CFA Jobs Demand Trend in London

CFA
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing CFA across the London region.

CFA Daily Rate Trend in London

CFA
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing CFA across the London region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

CFA Daily Rate Histogram in London

CFA
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CFA within the London region over the 3 months to 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
City of London -15 2 £363 -27.50% 3
CFA
England

CFA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London region citing CFA 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 CFA.

1 14 (82.35%) Finance
2 10 (58.82%) Banking
3 7 (41.18%) Investment Banking
4 5 (29.41%) Analytics
5 4 (23.53%) Visualisation
5 4 (23.53%) Degree
5 4 (23.53%) Economics
5 4 (23.53%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (23.53%) Derivative
5 4 (23.53%) SQL
5 4 (23.53%) Windows
6 3 (17.65%) UNIX
6 3 (17.65%) MS Excel
6 3 (17.65%) C#
6 3 (17.65%) Oracle
6 3 (17.65%) SQL Server
6 3 (17.65%) Project Management
6 3 (17.65%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (17.65%) Microsoft
6 3 (17.65%) MBA
6 3 (17.65%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (17.65%) WCF
7 2 (11.76%) WPF
7 2 (11.76%) Credit Risk
7 2 (11.76%) Multithreading
7 2 (11.76%) Mathematics
7 2 (11.76%) Retail Banking
7 2 (11.76%) TeamCity
7 2 (11.76%) HTML5
7 2 (11.76%) Oracle Database

CFA
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London region citing CFA 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 CFA. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (11.76%) SAS
Applications
1 4 (23.53%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (17.65%) MS Excel
3 2 (11.76%) SPSS
4 1 (5.88%) MS Visio
4 1 (5.88%) MS Project
4 1 (5.88%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.88%) SDH
1 1 (5.88%) HTTP
1 1 (5.88%) SONET
1 1 (5.88%) DWDM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (17.65%) SQL Server
2 2 (11.76%) Oracle Database
2 2 (11.76%) Relational Database
2 2 (11.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (11.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (11.76%) Oracle Database 10g
2 2 (11.76%) Data Mining
2 2 (11.76%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 2 (11.76%) TeamCity
1 2 (11.76%) CruiseControl
1 2 (11.76%) Visual Studio
2 1 (5.88%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (5.88%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 14 (82.35%) Finance
2 10 (58.82%) Banking
3 7 (41.18%) Investment Banking
4 2 (11.76%) Retail Banking
4 2 (11.76%) Financial Institution
4 2 (11.76%) Front Office
4 2 (11.76%) Retail
5 1 (5.88%) Telecoms
5 1 (5.88%) Advertising
5 1 (5.88%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (58.82%) Analyst
2 5 (29.41%) Developer
2 5 (29.41%) Financial Analyst
3 3 (17.65%) Business Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Tools Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 1 (5.88%) .NET Developer
5 1 (5.88%) C# Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Analyst Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Project Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Quantitative Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Delivery Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Commercial Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) C# .NET Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Vendor Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Banking Business Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (17.65%) WCF
2 2 (11.76%) WPF
2 2 (11.76%) HTML5
2 2 (11.76%) RESTful
2 2 (11.76%) MSMQ
2 2 (11.76%) HTML
3 1 (5.88%) .NET
3 1 (5.88%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (23.53%) Visualisation
1 4 (23.53%) Economics
1 4 (23.53%) Derivative
2 2 (11.76%) Credit Risk
2 2 (11.76%) Mathematics
2 2 (11.76%) SWIFT
2 2 (11.76%) Fixed Income
2 2 (11.76%) Credit Derivative
3 1 (5.88%) Grid Computing
3 1 (5.88%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 4 (23.53%) Windows
2 3 (17.65%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (29.41%) Analytics
2 3 (17.65%) Project Management
2 3 (17.65%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (17.65%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (11.76%) Multithreading
3 2 (11.76%) Data Visualisation
3 2 (11.76%) Statistical Modelling
3 2 (11.76%) Risk Analytics
3 2 (11.76%) Risk Management
3 2 (11.76%) TDD
3 2 (11.76%) ETL
4 1 (5.88%) Service Delivery
4 1 (5.88%) Service Management
4 1 (5.88%) Data Management
4 1 (5.88%) Data Analysis
4 1 (5.88%) Migration
4 1 (5.88%) Waterfall
4 1 (5.88%) Fund Accounting
4 1 (5.88%) Financial Analysis
4 1 (5.88%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 4 (23.53%) SQL
2 3 (17.65%) C#
3 2 (11.76%) JavaScript
4 1 (5.88%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (23.53%) Degree
2 3 (17.65%) MBA
3 2 (11.76%) ACCA
3 2 (11.76%) CIMA
4 1 (5.88%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) QA
System Software
1 1 (5.88%) Platform Symphony
Vendors
1 3 (17.65%) Oracle
1 3 (17.65%) Microsoft
2 2 (11.76%) BI-SAM
2 2 (11.76%) DataSynapse
2 2 (11.76%) Cognos
3 1 (5.88%) Serena