The table below looks at the statistics for CFA in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited CFA over the 3 months to 6 May 2016 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.

3 months to
6 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA)
Rank 634 627 604
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -23
Contract jobs citing CFA 7 5 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.013% 0.009% 0.020%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.059% 0.046% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 6
Median daily rate £649 £638 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.76% +50.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £575 £319
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £700 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 - £275
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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

Qualifications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
11856 10965 10740
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.33% 19.60% 19.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 7439 6185 6131
Median daily rate £400 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £259 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £530 £535
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 395 559 545
Median hourly rate £32.25 £22.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+43.33% +12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.91 £49.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+55.55% +25.00%

CFA
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing CFA as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Qualifications category.

CFA Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

CFA
Daily Rate Trend

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

CFA Daily Rate Trend in the UK

CFA
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing CFA within the UK over the 3 months to 6 May 2016.

CFA Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

CFA
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing CFA within the UK.

CFA Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

CFA
Top 5 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CFA within the UK over the 3 months to 6 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -11 6 £683 +7.05%
England -22 6 £683 +7.05%
City of London +42 1 £683 +18.69%
Scotland -8 1 £375 -
Edinburgh - 1 £375 -

CFA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing CFA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for CFA.

1 7 (70.00%) Banking
2 4 (40.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (40.00%) Finance
2 4 (40.00%) Investment Banking
3 3 (30.00%) Degree
3 3 (30.00%) Market Risk
3 3 (30.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 3 (30.00%) Risk Management
4 2 (20.00%) PMP
4 2 (20.00%) PMI Certification
4 2 (20.00%) CIMA
4 2 (20.00%) Fixed Income
4 2 (20.00%) PRINCE
4 2 (20.00%) Bloomberg
4 2 (20.00%) ACCA
4 2 (20.00%) Project Management
4 2 (20.00%) Stress Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Credit Risk
4 2 (20.00%) Mathematics
4 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (20.00%) Economics
4 2 (20.00%) Business Analysis
4 2 (20.00%) Monte Carlo Method
4 2 (20.00%) Greeks
5 1 (10.00%) Fund Accounting
5 1 (10.00%) Solvency II
5 1 (10.00%) Radio Access Network
5 1 (10.00%) Test Planning
5 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (10.00%) People Management

CFA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MS Project
1 1 (10.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) thinkFolio
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) DWDM
1 1 (10.00%) Radio Access Network
1 1 (10.00%) SDH
1 1 (10.00%) SONET
1 1 (10.00%) Wireless
General
1 7 (70.00%) Banking
2 4 (40.00%) Finance
2 4 (40.00%) Investment Banking
3 1 (10.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Analyst
2 3 (30.00%) Risk Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Business Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Project Manager
3 2 (20.00%) Risk Business Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Data Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Data Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) IT Manager
4 1 (10.00%) IT Project Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Market Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Market Data Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Market Data Support Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Market Risk Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Market Risk Business Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Migration Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Programme Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Data Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Market Data Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Support Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 3 (30.00%) Market Risk
2 2 (20.00%) Credit Risk
2 2 (20.00%) Economics
2 2 (20.00%) Fixed Income
2 2 (20.00%) Mathematics
3 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (10.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (30.00%) Risk Management
3 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (20.00%) Business Analysis
3 2 (20.00%) Greeks
3 2 (20.00%) Monte Carlo Method
3 2 (20.00%) PRINCE
3 2 (20.00%) Project Management
3 2 (20.00%) Stress Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Asset Management
4 1 (10.00%) Data Management
4 1 (10.00%) Fund Accounting
4 1 (10.00%) Investment Management
4 1 (10.00%) People Management
4 1 (10.00%) PRINCE2
4 1 (10.00%) Service Delivery
4 1 (10.00%) Six Sigma
4 1 (10.00%) Test Planning
4 1 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) VBA
Qualifications
1 3 (30.00%) Degree
2 2 (20.00%) ACCA
2 2 (20.00%) CIMA
2 2 (20.00%) PMI Certification
2 2 (20.00%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) Solvency II
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) Bloomberg
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft