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 3 September 2015 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA)
Rank 415 412 416
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +4
Contract jobs citing CFA 9 4 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.038% 0.017% 0.059%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.25% 0.11% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 4 13
Average daily rate
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£600 £550 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £525 - -
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
3621 3745 3754
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 15.29% 15.45% 14.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 2404 2414 2381
Average daily rate £435 £425 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.35% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £599
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £355 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.04% +1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 84 98
Average hourly rate £21.64 £21.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.65% -4.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.17 £14.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -

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 3 September 2015.

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 3 September 2015. 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 - - 3
CFA
England

CFA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, 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 11 (78.57%) Finance
2 7 (50.00%) Fixed Income
2 7 (50.00%) Data Analysis
3 6 (42.86%) Derivative
3 6 (42.86%) Banking
3 6 (42.86%) SQL
4 5 (35.71%) MS Excel
4 5 (35.71%) Microsoft
4 5 (35.71%) Murex
4 5 (35.71%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 5 (35.71%) Charles River
4 5 (35.71%) BPR
4 5 (35.71%) LatentZero
4 5 (35.71%) Sophis
4 5 (35.71%) SimCorp
4 5 (35.71%) SimCorp Dimension
4 5 (35.71%) thinkFolio
4 5 (35.71%) Portfolio Management
5 4 (28.57%) Degree
5 4 (28.57%) MCT
5 4 (28.57%) Legal
6 3 (21.43%) Front Office
6 3 (21.43%) MS Office
6 3 (21.43%) Investment Banking
6 3 (21.43%) Quantitative Risk Management
7 2 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (14.29%) Stress Testing
7 2 (14.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (14.29%) FTP
7 2 (14.29%) MBA

CFA
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, 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 5 (35.71%) MS Excel
2 3 (21.43%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (35.71%) LatentZero
1 5 (35.71%) SimCorp Dimension
1 5 (35.71%) thinkFolio
Communications & Networking
1 2 (14.29%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (14.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle Database
2 1 (7.14%) Relational Database
2 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (7.14%) RDBMS
2 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 11 (78.57%) Finance
2 6 (42.86%) Banking
3 4 (28.57%) Legal
4 3 (21.43%) Investment Banking
4 3 (21.43%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 10 (71.43%) Analyst
2 2 (14.29%) Data Analyst
2 2 (14.29%) Financial Analyst
2 2 (14.29%) Business Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Developer
3 1 (7.14%) Market Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Business Intelligence Specialist
3 1 (7.14%) C# .NET Developer
3 1 (7.14%) .NET Developer
3 1 (7.14%) C# Developer
3 1 (7.14%) Risk Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Relationships Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Business Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Senior Business Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Market Risk Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) .NET
1 1 (7.14%) XML
1 1 (7.14%) MDX
1 1 (7.14%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 7 (50.00%) Fixed Income
2 6 (42.86%) Derivative
3 5 (35.71%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 2 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (7.14%) Grid Computing
5 1 (7.14%) Economics
5 1 (7.14%) Mathematics
5 1 (7.14%) Computer Science
5 1 (7.14%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.14%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (50.00%) Data Analysis
2 5 (35.71%) BPR
2 5 (35.71%) Portfolio Management
3 3 (21.43%) Quantitative Risk Management
4 2 (14.29%) Stress Testing
5 1 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (7.14%) Software Engineering
5 1 (7.14%) Fund Management
5 1 (7.14%) Risk Management
5 1 (7.14%) Migration
5 1 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (7.14%) Asset Management
5 1 (7.14%) Target Operating Model
5 1 (7.14%) Risk Analytics
5 1 (7.14%) Analytics
5 1 (7.14%) Inmon Methodology
Programming Languages
1 6 (42.86%) SQL
2 1 (7.14%) VBA
2 1 (7.14%) C#
Qualifications
1 4 (28.57%) MCT
1 4 (28.57%) Degree
2 2 (14.29%) MBA
3 1 (7.14%) Postgraduate
3 1 (7.14%) ACCA
System Software
1 1 (7.14%) Platform Symphony
Vendors
1 5 (35.71%) Microsoft
1 5 (35.71%) Murex
1 5 (35.71%) Charles River
1 5 (35.71%) Sophis
1 5 (35.71%) SimCorp
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle