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 22 July 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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA)
Rank 395 406 407
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +1
Contract jobs citing CFA 5 10 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.022% 0.041% 0.084%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.14% 0.28% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 6 20
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£413 £550 £600
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% -8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £540 £299
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £550 £700
UK excluding London average daily rate £550 - £300
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £15.75 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Qualifications Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
3615 3538 3733
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 15.78% 14.60% 14.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 2338 2167 2227
Average daily rate £425 £420 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +1.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 111 120 132
Average hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.55% +15.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £12.50 £12.07
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £48.00 £38.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-14.28% -4.54%
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 22 July 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 22 July 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 +21 1 - -
CFA
England

CFA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 9 (69.23%) Finance
2 6 (46.15%) Derivative
3 5 (38.46%) Banking
4 4 (30.77%) Fixed Income
4 4 (30.77%) Investment Banking
5 3 (23.08%) Economics
5 3 (23.08%) MBA
5 3 (23.08%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (23.08%) WCF
5 3 (23.08%) Credit Risk
5 3 (23.08%) C#
5 3 (23.08%) Oracle
5 3 (23.08%) SQL Server
5 3 (23.08%) Oracle Database
6 2 (15.38%) RESTful
6 2 (15.38%) Visualisation
6 2 (15.38%) HTML5
6 2 (15.38%) BI-SAM
6 2 (15.38%) Risk Analytics
6 2 (15.38%) Analytics
6 2 (15.38%) Visual Studio
6 2 (15.38%) JavaScript
6 2 (15.38%) SQL
6 2 (15.38%) VBA
6 2 (15.38%) MSMQ
6 2 (15.38%) HTML
6 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
6 2 (15.38%) Oracle Database 10g
6 2 (15.38%) Front Office
6 2 (15.38%) Risk Management

CFA
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 (23.08%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (7.69%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (23.08%) SQL Server
1 3 (23.08%) Oracle Database
2 2 (15.38%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (7.69%) RDBMS
3 1 (7.69%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (15.38%) Visual Studio
1 2 (15.38%) TeamCity
1 2 (15.38%) CruiseControl
2 1 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (7.69%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 9 (69.23%) Finance
2 5 (38.46%) Banking
3 4 (30.77%) Investment Banking
4 2 (15.38%) Front Office
5 1 (7.69%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 7 (53.85%) Analyst
2 5 (38.46%) Developer
3 3 (23.08%) Business Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) Tools Developer
4 2 (15.38%) Performance Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Financial Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Banking Business Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) C# Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Analyst Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Commercial Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (23.08%) WCF
2 2 (15.38%) RESTful
2 2 (15.38%) HTML5
2 2 (15.38%) MSMQ
2 2 (15.38%) HTML
2 2 (15.38%) WPF
3 1 (7.69%) .NET
3 1 (7.69%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (46.15%) Derivative
2 4 (30.77%) Fixed Income
3 3 (23.08%) Economics
3 3 (23.08%) Credit Risk
4 2 (15.38%) Visualisation
4 2 (15.38%) Credit Derivative
4 2 (15.38%) Statistics
5 1 (7.69%) Mathematics
5 1 (7.69%) Computer Science
5 1 (7.69%) Data Integration
5 1 (7.69%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.69%) UNIX
1 1 (7.69%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (15.38%) Risk Analytics
1 2 (15.38%) Analytics
1 2 (15.38%) Risk Management
1 2 (15.38%) Risk Analysis
1 2 (15.38%) Multithreading
1 2 (15.38%) Investment Management
1 2 (15.38%) TDD
1 2 (15.38%) Asset Management
2 1 (7.69%) Software Engineering
2 1 (7.69%) Data Management
2 1 (7.69%) Migration
2 1 (7.69%) Data Migration
2 1 (7.69%) Financial Modelling
2 1 (7.69%) Fund Accounting
2 1 (7.69%) Project Management
2 1 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (7.69%) Waterfall
2 1 (7.69%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 3 (23.08%) C#
2 2 (15.38%) JavaScript
2 2 (15.38%) SQL
2 2 (15.38%) VBA
3 1 (7.69%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (23.08%) MBA
2 2 (15.38%) Degree
3 1 (7.69%) ACCA
3 1 (7.69%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) QA
System Software
1 1 (7.69%) Platform Symphony
Vendors
1 3 (23.08%) Oracle
2 2 (15.38%) BI-SAM
2 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
2 2 (15.38%) DataSynapse
3 1 (7.69%) Serena
3 1 (7.69%) StatPro