The table below looks at the statistics for thinkFolio skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited thinkFolio over the 3 months to 4 August 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Markit thinkFolio
Rank 376 383 390
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +7
Contract jobs citing thinkFolio 37 32 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.16% 0.14% 0.12%
As % of the Business Applications category 1.94% 1.49% 1.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 32 23
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£600 £600 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £475 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £700 £595
UK excluding London average daily rate £600 - £438
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Business Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the London region.

Business Applications Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Business Applications category
1909 2148 2093
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 8.14% 9.15% 8.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 1206 1251 1275
Average daily rate £475 £475 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £319 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £425 £413
% change year-on-year
- +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 8 17
Average hourly rate £21.30 £32.03 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.49% +88.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £15.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £61.50 £46.95 £52.03
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £30.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-26.82% +53.75%

thinkFolio
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

thinkFolio Jobs Demand Trend in London

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Daily Rate Trend in London

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

thinkFolio Daily Rate Trend in London

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Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing thinkFolio across the London region over the 3 months to 4 August 2015.

thinkFolio Daily Rate Histogram in London

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Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing thinkFolio across the London region.

thinkFolio Hourly Rate Trend in London

thinkFolio
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 thinkFolio within the London region over the 3 months to 4 August 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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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 -9 14 £625 +25.00% 8
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thinkFolio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London region citing thinkFolio 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 thinkFolio.

1 43 (57.33%) Asset Management
2 41 (54.67%) Front Office
3 38 (50.67%) SQL
4 37 (49.33%) Investment Management
5 33 (44.00%) Fixed Income
6 30 (40.00%) Charles River
7 25 (33.33%) LatentZero
8 23 (30.67%) Derivative
9 22 (29.33%) Finance
10 20 (26.67%) Equities
11 19 (25.33%) Markit EDM
12 15 (20.00%) Portfolio Management
13 13 (17.33%) Agile Software Development
14 12 (16.00%) Fund Management
14 12 (16.00%) User Acceptance Testing
15 10 (13.33%) SimCorp
15 10 (13.33%) SimCorp Dimension
16 9 (12.00%) Oracle
16 9 (12.00%) Analytical Skills
17 8 (10.67%) UNIX
17 8 (10.67%) Bloomberg
17 8 (10.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 8 (10.67%) Back Office
17 8 (10.67%) Sentinel
17 8 (10.67%) Data Management
18 7 (9.33%) Tesseract
18 7 (9.33%) Minerva
18 7 (9.33%) SQL Server
18 7 (9.33%) Murex
18 7 (9.33%) Fidessa

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Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London region citing thinkFolio 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 thinkFolio. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.33%) SharePoint
1 1 (1.33%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 2 (2.67%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 25 (33.33%) LatentZero
2 19 (25.33%) Markit EDM
3 10 (13.33%) SimCorp Dimension
4 8 (10.67%) Sentinel
5 7 (9.33%) Tesseract
5 7 (9.33%) Minerva
6 6 (8.00%) Eagle PACE
7 4 (5.33%) Oracle BPM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (9.33%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.33%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (5.33%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (1.33%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (1.33%) JIRA
1 1 (1.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 41 (54.67%) Front Office
2 22 (29.33%) Finance
3 8 (10.67%) Back Office
4 5 (6.67%) Banking
5 4 (5.33%) Investment Banking
5 4 (5.33%) Legal
6 1 (1.33%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.33%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 47 (62.67%) Analyst
2 23 (30.67%) Business Analyst
3 16 (21.33%) Applications Support
4 15 (20.00%) Support Analyst
5 8 (10.67%) Applications Support Analyst
6 5 (6.67%) Project Manager
7 4 (5.33%) Test Manager
7 4 (5.33%) Senior Analyst
8 3 (4.00%) Environment Manager
8 3 (4.00%) Senior Business Analyst
9 2 (2.67%) Technical Analyst
9 2 (2.67%) Test Analyst
9 2 (2.67%) Developer
9 2 (2.67%) Business Manager
9 2 (2.67%) Developer Analyst
9 2 (2.67%) Test Environment Manager
10 1 (1.33%) Testing Analyst
10 1 (1.33%) Fixed Income Business Analyst
10 1 (1.33%) Compliance Consultant
10 1 (1.33%) Charles River Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.67%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 33 (44.00%) Fixed Income
2 23 (30.67%) Derivative
3 20 (26.67%) Equities
4 9 (12.00%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (10.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 2 (2.67%) Reference Data
7 1 (1.33%) Data Integration
7 1 (1.33%) Hedge funds
7 1 (1.33%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 8 (10.67%) UNIX
2 3 (4.00%) Windows
2 3 (4.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (57.33%) Asset Management
2 37 (49.33%) Investment Management
3 15 (20.00%) Portfolio Management
4 13 (17.33%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (16.00%) Fund Management
5 12 (16.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 8 (10.67%) Data Management
7 6 (8.00%) Project Management
8 5 (6.67%) Data Analysis
8 5 (6.67%) BPR
8 5 (6.67%) Change Management
9 4 (5.33%) Workflow
9 4 (5.33%) Business Analysis
9 4 (5.33%) Service Delivery
9 4 (5.33%) Test Management
9 4 (5.33%) Test Automation
10 3 (4.00%) Problem Management
10 3 (4.00%) ETL
10 3 (4.00%) ITIL
10 3 (4.00%) OO
Programming Languages
1 38 (50.67%) SQL
2 3 (4.00%) Java
2 3 (4.00%) Perl
3 1 (1.33%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (6.67%) CFA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.67%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (6.67%) Control-M
2 2 (2.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 30 (40.00%) Charles River
2 10 (13.33%) SimCorp
3 9 (12.00%) Oracle
4 8 (10.67%) Bloomberg
5 7 (9.33%) Murex
5 7 (9.33%) Fidessa
6 5 (6.67%) Sybase
6 5 (6.67%) Sophis
7 4 (5.33%) Metastorm
7 4 (5.33%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (2.67%) HP
8 2 (2.67%) Tradeweb
8 2 (2.67%) MarketAxess
9 1 (1.33%) FactSet
9 1 (1.33%) Microsoft
9 1 (1.33%) Reuters
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