The first table below looks at the demand for knowledge and experience of thinkFolio products and/or services 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 25 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 Vendors 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.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are NOT representative of contractor rates within thinkFolio Limited.

Location
3 months to
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
thinkFolio
Rank 381 384 345
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -39
Contract jobs citing thinkFolio 30 30 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.13% 0.12% 0.27%
As % of the Vendors category 0.28% 0.27% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 24 59
Average daily rate
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£600 £488 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £315 £450
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £593 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate - £438 £525
% change year-on-year
- -16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Vendors Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
10577 11119 11854
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 44.80% 45.86% 45.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 6686 7078 7131
Average daily rate £425 £425 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £255 £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 223 291 331
Average hourly rate £19.00 £21.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.62% +7.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.54 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.35 £48.00 £35.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-10.25% +2.63%
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England

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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 Vendors 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 25 July 2014.

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 25 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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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 +2 10 £513 +7.89% 8
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England

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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 42 (70.00%) Asset Management
2 36 (60.00%) Investment Management
3 34 (56.67%) Front Office
4 32 (53.33%) Fixed Income
5 28 (46.67%) Charles River
6 26 (43.33%) SQL
7 23 (38.33%) LatentZero
8 18 (30.00%) Derivative
9 17 (28.33%) Fund Management
10 13 (21.67%) Business Analysis
11 9 (15.00%) Bloomberg
11 9 (15.00%) Markit EDM
12 8 (13.33%) Equities
13 7 (11.67%) Finance
13 7 (11.67%) Banking
14 6 (10.00%) Portfolio Management
14 6 (10.00%) Project Management
15 5 (8.33%) Reuters
15 5 (8.33%) SQL Server
15 5 (8.33%) Risk Management
15 5 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
15 5 (8.33%) Front Arena
15 5 (8.33%) Investment Banking
16 4 (6.67%) SimCorp
16 4 (6.67%) Minerva
16 4 (6.67%) Sophis
16 4 (6.67%) Back Office
16 4 (6.67%) Fidessa
16 4 (6.67%) LongView
16 4 (6.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)

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Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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.

Applications
1 2 (3.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 23 (38.33%) LatentZero
2 9 (15.00%) Markit EDM
3 5 (8.33%) Front Arena
4 4 (6.67%) Minerva
4 4 (6.67%) LongView
5 3 (5.00%) Sentinel
5 3 (5.00%) Eagle PACE
6 2 (3.33%) Tesseract
7 1 (1.67%) HiPortfolio
7 1 (1.67%) SimCorp Dimension
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.67%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (1.67%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (1.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (1.67%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 34 (56.67%) Front Office
2 7 (11.67%) Finance
2 7 (11.67%) Banking
3 5 (8.33%) Investment Banking
4 4 (6.67%) Back Office
5 1 (1.67%) Retail
5 1 (1.67%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 41 (68.33%) Analyst
2 22 (36.67%) Business Analyst
3 13 (21.67%) Project Manager
4 9 (15.00%) Support Analyst
5 8 (13.33%) Applications Support
6 7 (11.67%) Test Analyst
7 5 (8.33%) Senior Analyst
8 4 (6.67%) Senior Business Analyst
8 4 (6.67%) Applications Support Analyst
9 3 (5.00%) Senior Manager
9 3 (5.00%) Developer
9 3 (5.00%) Senior Project Manager
10 2 (3.33%) C# Developer
10 2 (3.33%) Fixed Income Business Analyst
10 2 (3.33%) Consultant
11 1 (1.67%) Applications Specialist
11 1 (1.67%) Analyst Programmer
11 1 (1.67%) Programmer
11 1 (1.67%) Test Manager
11 1 (1.67%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.33%) .NET
1 2 (3.33%) ASP.NET
2 1 (1.67%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (1.67%) FIXML
2 1 (1.67%) WinForms
2 1 (1.67%) WCF
2 1 (1.67%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 32 (53.33%) Fixed Income
2 18 (30.00%) Derivative
3 8 (13.33%) Equities
4 4 (6.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 2 (3.33%) PMI
5 2 (3.33%) Interest Rate Derivative
5 2 (3.33%) Swaptions
5 2 (3.33%) Hedge funds
6 1 (1.67%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.00%) Windows
2 1 (1.67%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (70.00%) Asset Management
2 36 (60.00%) Investment Management
3 17 (28.33%) Fund Management
4 13 (21.67%) Business Analysis
5 6 (10.00%) Project Management
5 6 (10.00%) Portfolio Management
6 5 (8.33%) Risk Management
6 5 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (3.33%) Test Scripting
7 2 (3.33%) Software Testing
7 2 (3.33%) Data Analysis
7 2 (3.33%) Migration
7 2 (3.33%) PRINCE
7 2 (3.33%) GAP Analysis
7 2 (3.33%) PRINCE2
7 2 (3.33%) Analytics
8 1 (1.67%) Risk Analytics
8 1 (1.67%) Data Modelling
8 1 (1.67%) Quality Management
8 1 (1.67%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 26 (43.33%) SQL
2 3 (5.00%) C#
2 3 (5.00%) VBA
3 1 (1.67%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (3.33%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.67%) QA
1 1 (1.67%) ISO/IEC 20000
1 1 (1.67%) Data Quality
1 1 (1.67%) EMIR
Systems Management
1 2 (3.33%) Control-M
Vendors
1 28 (46.67%) Charles River
2 9 (15.00%) Bloomberg
3 5 (8.33%) Reuters
4 4 (6.67%) Fidessa
4 4 (6.67%) Sophis
4 4 (6.67%) SimCorp
5 3 (5.00%) Murex
6 2 (3.33%) Misys
6 2 (3.33%) Oracle
6 2 (3.33%) Wall Street Systems
6 2 (3.33%) RIMES
6 2 (3.33%) Algorithmics
7 1 (1.67%) Microsoft
7 1 (1.67%) Calypso
7 1 (1.67%) Informatica
7 1 (1.67%) Salesforce.com
London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £400 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £450 - £525 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £550.00 - £650.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £550.00 - £650.00 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: £400 - £600 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 17 days ago