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 1 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
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Markit thinkFolio
Rank 352 373 310
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -63
Contract jobs citing thinkFolio 41 28 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.18% 0.12% 0.31%
As % of the Business Applications category 2.15% 1.35% 3.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 20 53
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£600 £538 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.67% +2.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £448 £450
10% offered a daily rate of more than £748 £650 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £250 - £425
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
1904 2075 1839
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 8.56% 8.90% 8.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 1241 1308 1090
Average daily rate £475 £450 £455
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -1.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £410 £425
% change year-on-year
+3.65% -3.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 17 9
Average hourly rate £30.00 £17.32 £23.39
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+73.21% -25.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.90 £14.80 £19.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.82 £60.00 £78.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £33.00 £37.80
% change year-on-year
-46.96% -12.69%

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 1 April 2015.

thinkFolio Daily Rate Histogram in London

thinkFolio
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 1 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 +13 8 £650 +44.44% 12
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thinkFolio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 1 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 63 (69.23%) Front Office
2 53 (58.24%) SQL
3 51 (56.04%) Asset Management
4 41 (45.05%) Investment Management
5 35 (38.46%) Finance
5 35 (38.46%) Fixed Income
6 34 (37.36%) Markit EDM
7 27 (29.67%) Derivative
8 26 (28.57%) SQL Server
9 24 (26.37%) LatentZero
10 21 (23.08%) Bloomberg
10 21 (23.08%) Charles River
11 20 (21.98%) Equities
11 20 (21.98%) Fund Management
12 18 (19.78%) Oracle
13 16 (17.58%) VBA
14 13 (14.29%) UNIX
15 11 (12.09%) Back Office
16 10 (10.99%) Agile Software Development
16 10 (10.99%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 10 (10.99%) Control-M
16 10 (10.99%) User Acceptance Testing
17 9 (9.89%) Banking
18 8 (8.79%) Fidessa
18 8 (8.79%) Problem Management
19 7 (7.69%) Performance Tuning
19 7 (7.69%) Java
19 7 (7.69%) MS Access
19 7 (7.69%) Management Information System
19 7 (7.69%) Business Analysis

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Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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 (4.40%) SharePoint
2 3 (3.30%) Oracle Workflow
3 2 (2.20%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.10%) Lync
Applications
1 4 (4.40%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.10%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (1.10%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.10%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 34 (37.36%) Markit EDM
2 24 (26.37%) LatentZero
3 6 (6.59%) Eagle PACE
4 4 (4.40%) Sentinel
4 4 (4.40%) SimCorp Dimension
4 4 (4.40%) Oracle BPM
5 3 (3.30%) Tesseract
5 3 (3.30%) Minerva
6 2 (2.20%) Front Arena
7 1 (1.10%) LongView
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.10%) Firewall
1 1 (1.10%) ADSL
1 1 (1.10%) LAN
1 1 (1.10%) WAN
1 1 (1.10%) TCP/IP
1 1 (1.10%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (28.57%) SQL Server
2 7 (7.69%) MS Access
3 5 (5.49%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (4.40%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.10%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.10%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 3 (3.30%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 3 (3.30%) JIRA
General
1 63 (69.23%) Front Office
2 35 (38.46%) Finance
3 11 (12.09%) Back Office
4 9 (9.89%) Banking
5 5 (5.49%) Investment Banking
6 4 (4.40%) Marketing
7 2 (2.20%) Legal
7 2 (2.20%) Retail
Job Titles
1 65 (71.43%) Analyst
2 33 (36.26%) Business Analyst
3 22 (24.18%) Support Analyst
4 10 (10.99%) Developer
4 10 (10.99%) Applications Support
5 8 (8.79%) VBA Developer
6 7 (7.69%) Applications Support Analyst
6 7 (7.69%) Excel Developer
7 6 (6.59%) Excel VBA Developer
8 5 (5.49%) Analyst Developer
9 4 (4.40%) Test Analyst
10 3 (3.30%) Environment Manager
10 3 (3.30%) Test Manager
10 3 (3.30%) Support Specialist
11 2 (2.20%) Consultant
11 2 (2.20%) Project Manager
11 2 (2.20%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
11 2 (2.20%) Banking Business Analyst
11 2 (2.20%) Technical Analyst
11 2 (2.20%) Developer Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.49%) XML
1 5 (5.49%) XSLT
2 2 (2.20%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (1.10%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 35 (38.46%) Fixed Income
2 27 (29.67%) Derivative
3 20 (21.98%) Equities
4 10 (10.99%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 7 (7.69%) Management Information System
6 5 (5.49%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (2.20%) Equity Derivative
7 2 (2.20%) Hedge funds
8 1 (1.10%) Enterprise Storage
8 1 (1.10%) iPhone
8 1 (1.10%) Data Integration
8 1 (1.10%) Replication
8 1 (1.10%) Smartphone
8 1 (1.10%) SecurID
8 1 (1.10%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 13 (14.29%) UNIX
2 5 (5.49%) Windows
3 2 (2.20%) Linux
3 2 (2.20%) Windows 7
3 2 (2.20%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.10%) Windows 8
4 1 (1.10%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (1.10%) Android
4 1 (1.10%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (56.04%) Asset Management
2 41 (45.05%) Investment Management
3 20 (21.98%) Fund Management
4 10 (10.99%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (10.99%) User Acceptance Testing
5 8 (8.79%) Problem Management
6 7 (7.69%) Performance Tuning
6 7 (7.69%) Business Analysis
7 6 (6.59%) Change Management
7 6 (6.59%) Workflow
7 6 (6.59%) Portfolio Management
8 5 (5.49%) Data Management
9 4 (4.40%) Data Analysis
9 4 (4.40%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (4.40%) Test Management
9 4 (4.40%) Test Automation
10 3 (3.30%) Database Tuning
10 3 (3.30%) Financial Modelling
10 3 (3.30%) Content Management
10 3 (3.30%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 53 (58.24%) SQL
2 16 (17.58%) VBA
3 7 (7.69%) Java
4 5 (5.49%) VBScript
5 4 (4.40%) T-SQL
6 2 (2.20%) Python
6 2 (2.20%) Perl
Qualifications
1 5 (5.49%) Degree
2 2 (2.20%) CFA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.30%) QA
System Software
1 2 (2.20%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.10%) XenApp
2 1 (1.10%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (1.10%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (10.99%) Control-M
2 1 (1.10%) SCCM
Vendors
1 21 (23.08%) Bloomberg
1 21 (23.08%) Charles River
2 18 (19.78%) Oracle
3 8 (8.79%) Fidessa
4 5 (5.49%) Microsoft
4 5 (5.49%) Sybase
5 4 (4.40%) Business Objects
5 4 (4.40%) Murex
5 4 (4.40%) Salesforce.com
5 4 (4.40%) SimCorp
5 4 (4.40%) Metastorm
6 2 (2.20%) Calypso
6 2 (2.20%) HP
6 2 (2.20%) Citrix
6 2 (2.20%) VMware
7 1 (1.10%) FactSet
7 1 (1.10%) Sophis
7 1 (1.10%) Blue Coat
7 1 (1.10%) Reuters
7 1 (1.10%) CheckPoint
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