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 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.

Location
3 months to
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA)
Rank 588 563 553
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -10
Contract jobs citing CFA 12 18 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.021% 0.035% 0.035%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.10% 0.20% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 13 15
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£563 £550 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.27% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £445 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £700 £700
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £24.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £24.00 -

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
11849 8822 9004
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.54% 17.04% 17.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 6688 4965 4671
Average daily rate £383 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.13% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £537 £528
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £354
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -1.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 549 374 605
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £40.00 £43.09
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -20.00%

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 November 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 11 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 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
England -56 11 £563 +2.27% 4
London +2 10 £581 +5.68% 1
City of London +26 5 £563 -8.35%
South East - - - -
Leeds - - - -
Reading - - - -
Reigate - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Surrey - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -

CFA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 November 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%) Degree
2 8 (50.00%) MS Excel
3 6 (37.50%) Microsoft
3 6 (37.50%) Finance
3 6 (37.50%) MBA
3 6 (37.50%) Quantitative Risk Management
4 5 (31.25%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (31.25%) Derivative
4 5 (31.25%) Banking
4 5 (31.25%) MS Office
4 5 (31.25%) MCT
5 4 (25.00%) FTP
5 4 (25.00%) Fixed Income
5 4 (25.00%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (18.75%) Retail
6 3 (18.75%) Project Management
7 2 (12.50%) MS Visio
7 2 (12.50%) SQL
7 2 (12.50%) Legal
7 2 (12.50%) Front Office
7 2 (12.50%) Risk Management
7 2 (12.50%) CIMA
7 2 (12.50%) Service Delivery
7 2 (12.50%) Financial Modelling
7 2 (12.50%) Analytics
8 1 (6.25%) Continuous Improvement
8 1 (6.25%) Radio Access Network
8 1 (6.25%) Statistics
8 1 (6.25%) Asset Management
8 1 (6.25%) Business Analysis

CFA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 8 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 5 (31.25%) MS Office
3 4 (25.00%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (12.50%) MS Visio
5 1 (6.25%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 4 (25.00%) FTP
2 1 (6.25%) Radio Access Network
2 1 (6.25%) Wireless
2 1 (6.25%) SDH
2 1 (6.25%) SONET
2 1 (6.25%) DWDM
General
1 6 (37.50%) Finance
2 5 (31.25%) Banking
3 3 (18.75%) Retail
4 2 (12.50%) Legal
4 2 (12.50%) Front Office
5 1 (6.25%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (68.75%) Analyst
2 6 (37.50%) Business Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Project Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Banking Business Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Report Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Performance Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) MI Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Junior Business Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Quantitative Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Information Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Senior C# Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Risk Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Performance Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Performance Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Junior Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Quantitative Risk Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Junior
4 1 (6.25%) Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) WCF
1 1 (6.25%) WPF
1 1 (6.25%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (31.25%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (31.25%) Derivative
2 4 (25.00%) Fixed Income
3 1 (6.25%) Statistics
3 1 (6.25%) Mathematics
3 1 (6.25%) Credit Risk
3 1 (6.25%) Management Information System
3 1 (6.25%) Equities
3 1 (6.25%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.25%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (37.50%) Quantitative Risk Management
2 3 (18.75%) Project Management
3 2 (12.50%) Risk Management
3 2 (12.50%) Service Delivery
3 2 (12.50%) Financial Modelling
3 2 (12.50%) Analytics
4 1 (6.25%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (6.25%) Asset Management
4 1 (6.25%) Business Analysis
4 1 (6.25%) Risk Analysis
4 1 (6.25%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (6.25%) Multithreading
4 1 (6.25%) Performance Management
4 1 (6.25%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 2 (12.50%) SQL
2 1 (6.25%) VBA
2 1 (6.25%) C#
Qualifications
1 10 (62.50%) Degree
2 6 (37.50%) MBA
3 5 (31.25%) MCT
4 2 (12.50%) CIMA
Vendors
1 6 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.25%) StatPro