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 28 April 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
28 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Markit thinkFolio
Rank 374 373 333
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -40
Contract jobs citing thinkFolio 32 30 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.14% 0.13% 0.24%
As % of the Business Applications category 1.79% 1.46% 2.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 22 44
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£556 £550 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.13% +4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £750 £650 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £525 £425
% change year-on-year
-23.80% +23.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £50.00 -
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
1792 2048 1939
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 8.00% 8.77% 8.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 1157 1311 1172
Average daily rate £480 £450 £451
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -0.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £325 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £425
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 7 18
Average hourly rate £30.00 £16.50 £23.39
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+81.81% -29.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.20 £15.10 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £55.00 £48.81
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £37.49 £37.80
% change year-on-year
-10.64% -0.82%

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

thinkFolio
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

thinkFolio
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 28 April 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 28 April 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 +19 10 £569 +19.78% 13
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Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 56 (67.47%) Front Office
2 49 (59.04%) Asset Management
3 47 (56.63%) SQL
4 36 (43.37%) Investment Management
5 35 (42.17%) Fixed Income
6 34 (40.96%) Finance
7 28 (33.73%) LatentZero
8 27 (32.53%) Derivative
8 27 (32.53%) SQL Server
8 27 (32.53%) Markit EDM
9 21 (25.30%) Fund Management
10 20 (24.10%) Equities
10 20 (24.10%) Bloomberg
10 20 (24.10%) Charles River
11 19 (22.89%) Oracle
12 14 (16.87%) UNIX
13 13 (15.66%) VBA
14 12 (14.46%) User Acceptance Testing
15 11 (13.25%) Back Office
15 11 (13.25%) Fidessa
16 10 (12.05%) Agile Software Development
16 10 (12.05%) Banking
17 9 (10.84%) Problem Management
17 9 (10.84%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
18 8 (9.64%) Control-M
18 8 (9.64%) Analytical Skills
19 7 (8.43%) Performance Tuning
19 7 (8.43%) Portfolio Management
19 7 (8.43%) Sentinel
19 7 (8.43%) Workflow

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Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 4 (4.82%) SharePoint
2 3 (3.61%) Oracle Workflow
3 2 (2.41%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.20%) Lync
Applications
1 4 (4.82%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.20%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.20%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 28 (33.73%) LatentZero
2 27 (32.53%) Markit EDM
3 7 (8.43%) Sentinel
4 6 (7.23%) Tesseract
4 6 (7.23%) Minerva
4 6 (7.23%) Eagle PACE
5 4 (4.82%) Oracle BPM
5 4 (4.82%) SimCorp Dimension
6 2 (2.41%) Front Arena
7 1 (1.20%) LongView
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.20%) ADSL
1 1 (1.20%) LAN
1 1 (1.20%) WAN
1 1 (1.20%) TCP/IP
1 1 (1.20%) VPN
1 1 (1.20%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (32.53%) SQL Server
2 7 (8.43%) MS Access
3 5 (6.02%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (4.82%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.20%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.20%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (3.61%) JIRA
1 3 (3.61%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 56 (67.47%) Front Office
2 34 (40.96%) Finance
3 11 (13.25%) Back Office
4 10 (12.05%) Banking
5 6 (7.23%) Investment Banking
6 4 (4.82%) Marketing
6 4 (4.82%) Legal
7 2 (2.41%) Retail
Job Titles
1 57 (68.67%) Analyst
2 27 (32.53%) Business Analyst
3 19 (22.89%) Support Analyst
4 13 (15.66%) Applications Support
5 10 (12.05%) Developer
6 9 (10.84%) Applications Support Analyst
7 8 (9.64%) VBA Developer
8 7 (8.43%) Excel Developer
9 6 (7.23%) Excel VBA Developer
10 5 (6.02%) Analyst Developer
11 4 (4.82%) Test Manager
11 4 (4.82%) Test Analyst
12 3 (3.61%) Support Specialist
12 3 (3.61%) Environment Manager
13 2 (2.41%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
13 2 (2.41%) Test Environment Manager
13 2 (2.41%) Senior Analyst
13 2 (2.41%) Consultant
13 2 (2.41%) Technical Analyst
13 2 (2.41%) Banking Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.02%) XML
1 5 (6.02%) XSLT
2 2 (2.41%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (1.20%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 35 (42.17%) Fixed Income
2 27 (32.53%) Derivative
3 20 (24.10%) Equities
4 9 (10.84%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 8 (9.64%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (8.43%) Management Information System
7 2 (2.41%) Hedge funds
7 2 (2.41%) Equity Derivative
8 1 (1.20%) Data Integration
8 1 (1.20%) iPhone
8 1 (1.20%) Enterprise Storage
8 1 (1.20%) Replication
8 1 (1.20%) Blackberry
8 1 (1.20%) SecurID
8 1 (1.20%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 14 (16.87%) UNIX
2 6 (7.23%) Windows
3 3 (3.61%) Linux
4 2 (2.41%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (2.41%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.20%) Windows 8
5 1 (1.20%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.20%) Windows XP
5 1 (1.20%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (59.04%) Asset Management
2 36 (43.37%) Investment Management
3 21 (25.30%) Fund Management
4 12 (14.46%) User Acceptance Testing
5 10 (12.05%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (10.84%) Problem Management
7 7 (8.43%) Workflow
7 7 (8.43%) Portfolio Management
7 7 (8.43%) Performance Tuning
8 6 (7.23%) Data Management
8 6 (7.23%) Business Analysis
9 5 (6.02%) Stakeholder Management
10 4 (4.82%) OO
10 4 (4.82%) Change Management
10 4 (4.82%) Test Management
10 4 (4.82%) Test Automation
10 4 (4.82%) Data Analysis
11 3 (3.61%) Database Tuning
11 3 (3.61%) Root Cause Analysis
11 3 (3.61%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 47 (56.63%) SQL
2 13 (15.66%) VBA
3 5 (6.02%) VBScript
3 5 (6.02%) Java
4 4 (4.82%) T-SQL
5 3 (3.61%) Perl
6 2 (2.41%) Python
Qualifications
1 5 (6.02%) Degree
2 2 (2.41%) CFA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.61%) QA
System Software
1 2 (2.41%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.20%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.20%) XenApp
2 1 (1.20%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 8 (9.64%) Control-M
2 1 (1.20%) SCCM
2 1 (1.20%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 20 (24.10%) Bloomberg
1 20 (24.10%) Charles River
2 19 (22.89%) Oracle
3 11 (13.25%) Fidessa
4 6 (7.23%) Sybase
5 4 (4.82%) Business Objects
5 4 (4.82%) Microsoft
5 4 (4.82%) Murex
5 4 (4.82%) Metastorm
5 4 (4.82%) Salesforce.com
5 4 (4.82%) SimCorp
6 3 (3.61%) HP
7 2 (2.41%) Citrix
7 2 (2.41%) Calypso
7 2 (2.41%) VMware
8 1 (1.20%) Sophis
8 1 (1.20%) Blue Coat
8 1 (1.20%) FactSet
8 1 (1.20%) Reuters
8 1 (1.20%) CheckPoint
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Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £425.00 - £525.00 per day
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Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £425.00 - £525.00 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
City, London
Gold Group
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
Orgtel
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 19 days ago