The table below looks at the statistics 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 21 August 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.

Location
3 months to
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA)
Rank 410 402 402
Rank change year-on-year
-8 0
Contract jobs citing CFA 2 16 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.008% 0.065% 0.080%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.053% 0.44% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 12 19
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.91% -9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £375 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £553 £550 £700
UK excluding London average daily rate - - £300
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £15.75 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
CFA
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the London region.

Qualifications Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
3749 3669 3714
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 15.48% 14.81% 14.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 2394 2301 2204
Average daily rate £425 £420 £403
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 98 102 143
Average hourly rate £19.00 £22.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.63% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £13.62 £11.68
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.75 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -11.11%

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 21 August 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 21 August 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
City of London - - - - 1
CFA
England

CFA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 8 (66.67%) Finance
2 5 (41.67%) Derivative
3 4 (33.33%) Fixed Income
3 4 (33.33%) Banking
4 3 (25.00%) C#
4 3 (25.00%) Oracle
4 3 (25.00%) SQL Server
4 3 (25.00%) MBA
4 3 (25.00%) Investment Banking
4 3 (25.00%) Economics
4 3 (25.00%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (25.00%) WCF
4 3 (25.00%) Credit Risk
4 3 (25.00%) Oracle Database
5 2 (16.67%) HTML
5 2 (16.67%) JavaScript
5 2 (16.67%) SQL
5 2 (16.67%) VBA
5 2 (16.67%) Visual Studio
5 2 (16.67%) MSMQ
5 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
5 2 (16.67%) Oracle Database 10g
5 2 (16.67%) Front Office
5 2 (16.67%) Risk Management
5 2 (16.67%) TDD
5 2 (16.67%) Asset Management
5 2 (16.67%) CruiseControl
5 2 (16.67%) Credit Derivative
5 2 (16.67%) Statistics
5 2 (16.67%) DataSynapse

CFA
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 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.

Applications
1 3 (25.00%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (25.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (25.00%) Oracle Database
2 2 (16.67%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (8.33%) RDBMS
3 1 (8.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Visual Studio
1 2 (16.67%) CruiseControl
1 2 (16.67%) TeamCity
2 1 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (8.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 8 (66.67%) Finance
2 4 (33.33%) Banking
3 3 (25.00%) Investment Banking
4 2 (16.67%) Front Office
5 1 (8.33%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 7 (58.33%) Analyst
2 5 (41.67%) Developer
3 3 (25.00%) Business Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) Performance Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) Tools Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Commercial Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Financial Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Banking Business Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) C# Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Analyst Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (25.00%) WCF
2 2 (16.67%) WPF
2 2 (16.67%) RESTful
2 2 (16.67%) HTML5
2 2 (16.67%) HTML
2 2 (16.67%) MSMQ
3 1 (8.33%) .NET
3 1 (8.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (41.67%) Derivative
2 4 (33.33%) Fixed Income
3 3 (25.00%) Economics
3 3 (25.00%) Credit Risk
4 2 (16.67%) Visualisation
4 2 (16.67%) Credit Derivative
4 2 (16.67%) Statistics
5 1 (8.33%) Mathematics
5 1 (8.33%) Computer Science
5 1 (8.33%) Grid Computing
5 1 (8.33%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) UNIX
1 1 (8.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (16.67%) Risk Management
1 2 (16.67%) TDD
1 2 (16.67%) Asset Management
1 2 (16.67%) Risk Analysis
1 2 (16.67%) Multithreading
1 2 (16.67%) Investment Management
1 2 (16.67%) Risk Analytics
1 2 (16.67%) Analytics
2 1 (8.33%) Data Migration
2 1 (8.33%) Financial Modelling
2 1 (8.33%) Fund Accounting
2 1 (8.33%) Capacity Planning
2 1 (8.33%) Waterfall
2 1 (8.33%) Data Management
2 1 (8.33%) Software Engineering
2 1 (8.33%) Migration
2 1 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (8.33%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (25.00%) C#
2 2 (16.67%) JavaScript
2 2 (16.67%) SQL
2 2 (16.67%) VBA
3 1 (8.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (25.00%) MBA
2 1 (8.33%) Degree
2 1 (8.33%) Postgraduate
2 1 (8.33%) ACCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) QA
System Software
1 1 (8.33%) Platform Symphony
Vendors
1 3 (25.00%) Oracle
2 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (16.67%) DataSynapse
2 2 (16.67%) BI-SAM
3 1 (8.33%) StatPro
3 1 (8.33%) Serena
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