The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 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 Qualifications currently tracked.

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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA)
Rank 598 554 559
Rank change year-on-year
-44 +5
Contract jobs citing CFA 6 11 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.011% 0.022% 0.041%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.058% 0.12% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 7 22
Average daily rate
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£500 £550 £600
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% -8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £542 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £567 £550 £700
UK excluding London average daily rate £550 - £300
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £15.75 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Qualifications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
10430 9053 9821
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 19.08% 17.71% 16.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 5879 4854 5076
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 467 502 610
Average hourly rate £19.00 £21.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.62% -2.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-9.52% -4.54%

CFA
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing CFA within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within 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 28 July 2014.

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 6 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CFA within the UK over the 3 months to 28 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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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 +6 4 £413 -25.00% 3
England -14 4 £413 -25.00% 4
Reigate - - - -
Surrey - - - -
City of London - - - - 1
South East - - - - 1

CFA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing CFA 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 CFA.

1 10 (62.50%) Finance
2 6 (37.50%) Derivative
3 5 (31.25%) Banking
4 4 (25.00%) Investment Banking
4 4 (25.00%) Fixed Income
5 3 (18.75%) MBA
5 3 (18.75%) Migration
5 3 (18.75%) Economics
5 3 (18.75%) WCF
5 3 (18.75%) C#
5 3 (18.75%) ACCA
5 3 (18.75%) Oracle
5 3 (18.75%) SQL Server
5 3 (18.75%) Credit Risk
5 3 (18.75%) Oracle Database
5 3 (18.75%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (12.50%) HTML5
6 2 (12.50%) BI-SAM
6 2 (12.50%) Risk Analytics
6 2 (12.50%) Analytics
6 2 (12.50%) Risk Analysis
6 2 (12.50%) TeamCity
6 2 (12.50%) Fund Accounting
6 2 (12.50%) RESTful
6 2 (12.50%) Visualisation
6 2 (12.50%) Visual Studio
6 2 (12.50%) JavaScript
6 2 (12.50%) SQL
6 2 (12.50%) VBA
6 2 (12.50%) PRINCE2

CFA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing CFA 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 CFA. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 3 (18.75%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (6.25%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (18.75%) SQL Server
1 3 (18.75%) Oracle Database
2 2 (12.50%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (6.25%) RDBMS
3 1 (6.25%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Visual Studio
1 2 (12.50%) CruiseControl
1 2 (12.50%) TeamCity
2 1 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (6.25%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 10 (62.50%) Finance
2 5 (31.25%) Banking
3 4 (25.00%) Investment Banking
4 2 (12.50%) Front Office
5 1 (6.25%) Financial Institution
5 1 (6.25%) Legal
Job Titles
1 7 (43.75%) Analyst
2 5 (31.25%) Developer
3 3 (18.75%) Business Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Tools Developer
4 2 (12.50%) Performance Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Financial Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Banking Business Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Manager
5 1 (6.25%) C# Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Analyst Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Commercial Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (18.75%) WCF
2 2 (12.50%) WPF
2 2 (12.50%) RESTful
2 2 (12.50%) HTML5
2 2 (12.50%) HTML
2 2 (12.50%) MSMQ
3 1 (6.25%) .NET
3 1 (6.25%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (37.50%) Derivative
2 4 (25.00%) Fixed Income
3 3 (18.75%) Economics
3 3 (18.75%) Credit Risk
4 2 (12.50%) Visualisation
4 2 (12.50%) Credit Derivative
4 2 (12.50%) Statistics
5 1 (6.25%) Mathematics
5 1 (6.25%) Computer Science
5 1 (6.25%) Grid Computing
5 1 (6.25%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.25%) UNIX
1 1 (6.25%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (18.75%) Migration
2 2 (12.50%) TDD
2 2 (12.50%) Asset Management
2 2 (12.50%) PRINCE2
2 2 (12.50%) Six Sigma
2 2 (12.50%) Project Management
2 2 (12.50%) Risk Management
2 2 (12.50%) Risk Analysis
2 2 (12.50%) Multithreading
2 2 (12.50%) Investment Management
2 2 (12.50%) Fund Accounting
2 2 (12.50%) Risk Analytics
2 2 (12.50%) Analytics
3 1 (6.25%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (6.25%) Waterfall
3 1 (6.25%) Data Migration
3 1 (6.25%) Financial Modelling
3 1 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (6.25%) Data Management
3 1 (6.25%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 3 (18.75%) C#
2 2 (12.50%) JavaScript
2 2 (12.50%) SQL
2 2 (12.50%) VBA
3 1 (6.25%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (18.75%) ACCA
1 3 (18.75%) MBA
2 2 (12.50%) Degree
2 2 (12.50%) CIMA
3 1 (6.25%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) QA
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) Platform Symphony
Vendors
1 3 (18.75%) Oracle
2 2 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 2 (12.50%) DataSynapse
2 2 (12.50%) BI-SAM
3 1 (6.25%) StatPro
3 1 (6.25%) Serena