The table below looks at the statistics 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 28 November 2014 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.

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
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
thinkFolio
Rank 359 385 354
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -31
Contract jobs citing thinkFolio 56 37 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.23% 0.15% 0.15%
As % of the Vendors category 0.53% 0.33% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 29 21
Average daily rate
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£513 £525 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.38% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £425
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £613 £500 £375
% change year-on-year
+22.50% +33.33%
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 Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the London region.

Vendors Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
10611 11288 10316
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 44.10% 45.56% 46.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 7281 7451 6438
Average daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 266 234 299
Average hourly rate £17.87 £17.68 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.07% -11.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £12.21
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £33.00 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%

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 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

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 November 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 28 November 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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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 +24 23 £525 - 7
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Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 67 (69.79%) Front Office
2 57 (59.38%) SQL
3 56 (58.33%) Asset Management
4 41 (42.71%) Investment Management
5 34 (35.42%) Markit EDM
6 33 (34.38%) Charles River
7 30 (31.25%) Finance
8 28 (29.17%) Fixed Income
9 22 (22.92%) Derivative
10 21 (21.88%) Bloomberg
11 16 (16.67%) SQL Server
12 15 (15.63%) Business Analysis
12 15 (15.63%) Fund Management
13 13 (13.54%) Equities
13 13 (13.54%) LatentZero
14 11 (11.46%) UNIX
15 10 (10.42%) VBA
15 10 (10.42%) Portfolio Management
16 9 (9.38%) Control-M
16 9 (9.38%) Change Management
16 9 (9.38%) Agile Software Development
16 9 (9.38%) Back Office
17 8 (8.33%) Financial Modelling
17 8 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
18 7 (7.29%) Project Management
19 6 (6.25%) Management Information System
19 6 (6.25%) Banking
19 6 (6.25%) Data Management
19 6 (6.25%) Performance Tuning
20 5 (5.21%) FIX Protocol

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Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (2.08%) WebSphere
2 1 (1.04%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.04%) Lync
Applications
1 1 (1.04%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (1.04%) MS Project
1 1 (1.04%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.04%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 34 (35.42%) Markit EDM
2 13 (13.54%) LatentZero
3 3 (3.13%) Sentinel
3 3 (3.13%) Front Arena
4 2 (2.08%) Eagle PACE
5 1 (1.04%) Tesseract
5 1 (1.04%) Minerva
5 1 (1.04%) Global One
5 1 (1.04%) LongView
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.04%) Firewall
1 1 (1.04%) ADSL
1 1 (1.04%) LAN
1 1 (1.04%) WAN
1 1 (1.04%) FTP
1 1 (1.04%) TCP/IP
1 1 (1.04%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 8 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (3.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (3.13%) MS Access
4 2 (2.08%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (1.04%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.04%) Relational Database
General
1 67 (69.79%) Front Office
2 30 (31.25%) Finance
3 9 (9.38%) Back Office
4 6 (6.25%) Banking
5 2 (2.08%) Investment Banking
5 2 (2.08%) Retail
6 1 (1.04%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 65 (67.71%) Analyst
2 33 (34.38%) Support Analyst
3 26 (27.08%) Business Analyst
4 19 (19.79%) Applications Support
5 13 (13.54%) Applications Support Analyst
6 10 (10.42%) Project Manager
7 4 (4.17%) Senior Business Analyst
7 4 (4.17%) Test Analyst
7 4 (4.17%) Systems Analyst
7 4 (4.17%) Consultant
7 4 (4.17%) VBA Developer
7 4 (4.17%) Senior Analyst
7 4 (4.17%) Developer
8 3 (3.13%) Senior Project Manager
8 3 (3.13%) Excel Developer
8 3 (3.13%) Excel VBA Developer
8 3 (3.13%) Support Specialist
8 3 (3.13%) Senior Manager
9 2 (2.08%) Systems Support
9 2 (2.08%) Systems Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.21%) FIX Protocol
2 3 (3.13%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (1.04%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 28 (29.17%) Fixed Income
2 22 (22.92%) Derivative
3 13 (13.54%) Equities
4 6 (6.25%) Management Information System
5 5 (5.21%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 3 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (2.08%) Hedge funds
8 1 (1.04%) Credit Derivative
8 1 (1.04%) Replication
8 1 (1.04%) Smartphone
8 1 (1.04%) SecurID
8 1 (1.04%) Blackberry
8 1 (1.04%) PMI
8 1 (1.04%) Enterprise Storage
8 1 (1.04%) iPad
8 1 (1.04%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 11 (11.46%) UNIX
2 5 (5.21%) Windows
3 2 (2.08%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (2.08%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.04%) Windows XP
4 1 (1.04%) Android
4 1 (1.04%) Windows 8
4 1 (1.04%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (58.33%) Asset Management
2 41 (42.71%) Investment Management
3 15 (15.63%) Business Analysis
3 15 (15.63%) Fund Management
4 10 (10.42%) Portfolio Management
5 9 (9.38%) Change Management
5 9 (9.38%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (8.33%) Financial Modelling
7 7 (7.29%) Project Management
8 6 (6.25%) Data Management
8 6 (6.25%) Performance Tuning
9 4 (4.17%) User Acceptance Testing
9 4 (4.17%) Data Analysis
9 4 (4.17%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (4.17%) GAP Analysis
10 3 (3.13%) Risk Management
10 3 (3.13%) Incident Management
10 3 (3.13%) Analytics
10 3 (3.13%) Problem Management
11 2 (2.08%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 57 (59.38%) SQL
2 10 (10.42%) VBA
3 5 (5.21%) T-SQL
4 3 (3.13%) Java
5 2 (2.08%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (1.04%) Degree
1 1 (1.04%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.08%) UCITS
1 2 (2.08%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 1 (1.04%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.04%) EMIR
2 1 (1.04%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 2 (2.08%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.04%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.04%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (1.04%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 9 (9.38%) Control-M
2 2 (2.08%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.04%) Foglight
3 1 (1.04%) SCCM
Vendors
1 33 (34.38%) Charles River
2 21 (21.88%) Bloomberg
3 5 (5.21%) Oracle
4 4 (4.17%) Fidessa
5 2 (2.08%) BI-SAM
5 2 (2.08%) HP
5 2 (2.08%) Citrix
5 2 (2.08%) Microsoft
5 2 (2.08%) Murex
5 2 (2.08%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (2.08%) Algorithmics
5 2 (2.08%) VMware
6 1 (1.04%) Blue Coat
6 1 (1.04%) Wall Street Systems
6 1 (1.04%) SimCorp
6 1 (1.04%) StatPro
6 1 (1.04%) CheckPoint
6 1 (1.04%) Reuters
6 1 (1.04%) Misys
6 1 (1.04%) Informatica
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