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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA)
Rank 406 407 399
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -8
Contract jobs citing CFA 2 8 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.009% 0.038% 0.036%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.052% 0.22% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 6
Average daily rate £325 £575 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-43.47% +31.42%
UK excluding London average daily rate £700 - £275
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
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
3859 3615 3777
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 18.22% 17.05% 17.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 2624 2418 2362
Average daily rate £450 £425 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £247
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £560 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £351
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +6.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 80 78
Average hourly rate £22.00 £17.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.71% -22.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.57 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £28.75 £41.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+90.47% +20.00%

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
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 12 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +35 1 £325 -
CFA
England

CFA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 9 (81.82%) Banking
2 7 (63.64%) Finance
2 7 (63.64%) Degree
3 5 (45.45%) VBA
4 4 (36.36%) Microsoft
4 4 (36.36%) Investment Banking
4 4 (36.36%) MBA
5 3 (27.27%) Legal
5 3 (27.27%) Market Risk
5 3 (27.27%) MCT
5 3 (27.27%) MS Excel
5 3 (27.27%) C#
5 3 (27.27%) Risk Management
5 3 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (18.18%) Portfolio Management
6 2 (18.18%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
6 2 (18.18%) Visualisation
6 2 (18.18%) R
6 2 (18.18%) Analytics
6 2 (18.18%) FactSet
6 2 (18.18%) Quantitative Risk Management
6 2 (18.18%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (18.18%) Front Office
6 2 (18.18%) Service Delivery
6 2 (18.18%) MATLAB
6 2 (18.18%) PhD
6 2 (18.18%) SQL Server
6 2 (18.18%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 2 (18.18%) Reuters
6 2 (18.18%) Bloomberg

CFA
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 (27.27%) MS Excel
2 1 (9.09%) MS Office
2 1 (9.09%) MS Project
2 1 (9.09%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (18.18%) RMDS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) DWDM
1 1 (9.09%) FTP
1 1 (9.09%) Radio Access Network
1 1 (9.09%) SDH
1 1 (9.09%) SONET
1 1 (9.09%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (18.18%) SQL Server
2 1 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (18.18%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 9 (81.82%) Banking
2 7 (63.64%) Finance
3 4 (36.36%) Investment Banking
4 3 (27.27%) Legal
5 2 (18.18%) Front Office
6 1 (9.09%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (63.64%) Analyst
2 3 (27.27%) Senior Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Data Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Developer
3 2 (18.18%) Financial Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Qualitative Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Quantitative Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Senior Quantitative Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) C# Developer
4 1 (9.09%) C# WPF Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Finance Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Finance Project Manager
4 1 (9.09%) IT Finance Manager
4 1 (9.09%) IT Project Manager
4 1 (9.09%) IT Services Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Java Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Product Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Risk Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Treasury Business Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (27.27%) Market Risk
2 2 (18.18%) Derivative
2 2 (18.18%) Equities
2 2 (18.18%) Equity Derivative
2 2 (18.18%) Fixed Income
2 2 (18.18%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 2 (18.18%) Mathematics
2 2 (18.18%) Physics
2 2 (18.18%) Statistics
2 2 (18.18%) Visualisation
3 1 (9.09%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (27.27%) Risk Management
2 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (18.18%) Analytics
2 2 (18.18%) Data Analysis
2 2 (18.18%) Data Modelling
2 2 (18.18%) Econometrics
2 2 (18.18%) Investment Management
2 2 (18.18%) Performance Tuning
2 2 (18.18%) Portfolio Management
2 2 (18.18%) Quantitative Risk Management
2 2 (18.18%) Service Delivery
2 2 (18.18%) SOA
2 2 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (18.18%) Stress Testing
3 1 (9.09%) Product Management
3 1 (9.09%) Project Management
3 1 (9.09%) Target Operating Model
Programming Languages
1 5 (45.45%) VBA
2 3 (27.27%) C#
3 2 (18.18%) MATLAB
3 2 (18.18%) R
4 1 (9.09%) Java
Qualifications
1 7 (63.64%) Degree
2 4 (36.36%) MBA
3 3 (27.27%) MCT
4 2 (18.18%) PhD
5 1 (9.09%) ACCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) SLA
Vendors
1 4 (36.36%) Microsoft
2 2 (18.18%) Bloomberg
2 2 (18.18%) FactSet
2 2 (18.18%) Reuters