The table below looks at the statistics for AIFMD skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited AIFMD over the 3 months to 19 September 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.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD)
Rank 598 571 592
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +21
Contract jobs citing AIFMD 14 15 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.024% 0.028% 0.021%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.31% 0.38% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 11 10
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£550 £550 £513
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.31%
UK excluding London average daily rate - - £385
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Quality Assurance & Compliance category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
4451 3970 4497
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.73% 7.52% 7.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 2693 2338 2482
Average daily rate £400 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £620 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £354 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% -2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 220 161 237
Average hourly rate £19.75 £17.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.85% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £37.50 £41.94
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -16.66%

AIFMD
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing AIFMD within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

AIFMD Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

AIFMD
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing AIFMD within the UK.

AIFMD Daily Rate Trend in the UK

AIFMD
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing AIFMD within the UK over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

AIFMD Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

AIFMD
Top 3 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing AIFMD within the UK over the 3 months to 19 September 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
London +13 14 £550 -
England -10 14 £550 -
City of London +27 2 £550 -15.38%

AIFMD
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing AIFMD 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 AIFMD.

1 16 (44.44%) Finance
2 12 (33.33%) Banking
2 12 (33.33%) EMIR
3 10 (27.78%) UCITS
3 10 (27.78%) Asset Management
3 10 (27.78%) Investment Management
4 9 (25.00%) Business Analysis
5 8 (22.22%) Fund Management
6 6 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (13.89%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (11.11%) Data Mapping
8 4 (11.11%) Wealth Management
8 4 (11.11%) FATCA
8 4 (11.11%) Project Management
8 4 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
9 3 (8.33%) Scrum
9 3 (8.33%) Change Management
9 3 (8.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 3 (8.33%) SQL
9 3 (8.33%) XML
9 3 (8.33%) Dodd-Frank
9 3 (8.33%) Matrix Management
9 3 (8.33%) Derivative
9 3 (8.33%) Fund Accounting
10 2 (5.56%) Financial Analysis
10 2 (5.56%) Private Banking
10 2 (5.56%) Marketing
10 2 (5.56%) Test Planning
10 2 (5.56%) User Stories
10 2 (5.56%) UML

AIFMD
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing AIFMD 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 AIFMD. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.56%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.78%) SQL Server
General
1 16 (44.44%) Finance
2 12 (33.33%) Banking
3 2 (5.56%) Private Banking
3 2 (5.56%) Marketing
4 1 (2.78%) Back Office
4 1 (2.78%) Legal
4 1 (2.78%) Retail
Job Titles
1 24 (66.67%) Analyst
2 23 (63.89%) Business Analyst
3 10 (27.78%) AIFMD Business Analyst
4 6 (16.67%) Project Manager
5 4 (11.11%) Senior Business Analyst
5 4 (11.11%) Operations Manager
5 4 (11.11%) Senior Analyst
6 3 (8.33%) Consultant
6 3 (8.33%) AIFMD Project Manager
6 3 (8.33%) Operations Consultant
7 2 (5.56%) Agile Business Analyst
7 2 (5.56%) Banking Business Analyst
8 1 (2.78%) Developer
8 1 (2.78%) Test Analyst
8 1 (2.78%) Business Systems Analyst
8 1 (2.78%) Systems Analyst
8 1 (2.78%) Report Analyst
8 1 (2.78%) SQL Developer
8 1 (2.78%) Project Support Officer
8 1 (2.78%) Project Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.33%) XML
2 1 (2.78%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 3 (8.33%) Derivative
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (27.78%) Asset Management
1 10 (27.78%) Investment Management
2 9 (25.00%) Business Analysis
3 8 (22.22%) Fund Management
4 6 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
5 5 (13.89%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (11.11%) Data Mapping
6 4 (11.11%) Wealth Management
6 4 (11.11%) Project Management
6 4 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (8.33%) Scrum
7 3 (8.33%) Change Management
7 3 (8.33%) Matrix Management
7 3 (8.33%) Fund Accounting
8 2 (5.56%) Financial Analysis
8 2 (5.56%) Test Planning
8 2 (5.56%) User Stories
8 2 (5.56%) UML
9 1 (2.78%) IT Asset Management
9 1 (2.78%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 3 (8.33%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (33.33%) EMIR
2 10 (27.78%) UCITS
3 4 (11.11%) FATCA
4 3 (8.33%) Dodd-Frank