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 30 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
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA)
Rank 601 562 574
Rank change year-on-year
-39 +12
Contract jobs citing CFA 3 25 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.005% 0.047% 0.043%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.026% 0.28% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 18 21
Average daily rate
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£550 £550 £700
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -21.42%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 - -
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 Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Qualifications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
11347 9077 10257
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 19.55% 17.19% 17.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 6270 5099 5335
Average daily rate £379 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.06% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £225 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £548 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 474 414 612
Average hourly rate £20.00 £18.55 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.81% -17.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £42.50 £40.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £24.50
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -28.57%

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 30 September 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 8 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 30 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -44 3 £550 - 4
London -4 2 £550 - 2
Reading - - - -
Reigate - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Surrey - - - -
City of London - - - -
South East - - - -

CFA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 8 (66.67%) Finance
2 5 (41.67%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (33.33%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (33.33%) Project Management
3 4 (33.33%) Fixed Income
3 4 (33.33%) CIMA
4 3 (25.00%) ACCA
4 3 (25.00%) Derivative
4 3 (25.00%) Financial Modelling
5 2 (16.67%) Statistics
5 2 (16.67%) Migration
5 2 (16.67%) Economics
5 2 (16.67%) Risk Analysis
5 2 (16.67%) PRINCE2
5 2 (16.67%) Six Sigma
5 2 (16.67%) VBA
5 2 (16.67%) MS Excel
5 2 (16.67%) Front Office
5 2 (16.67%) Asset Management
6 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (8.33%) Investment Banking
6 1 (8.33%) Software Engineering
6 1 (8.33%) Data Management
6 1 (8.33%) Banking
6 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
6 1 (8.33%) Grid Computing
6 1 (8.33%) Legal
6 1 (8.33%) MBA
6 1 (8.33%) RDBMS
6 1 (8.33%) Microsoft

CFA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 4 (33.33%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (16.67%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
1 1 (8.33%) RDBMS
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Analysis Services
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle Database
1 1 (8.33%) Relational Database
General
1 8 (66.67%) Finance
2 2 (16.67%) Front Office
3 1 (8.33%) Legal
3 1 (8.33%) Banking
3 1 (8.33%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (58.33%) Analyst
2 3 (25.00%) Business Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Performance Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Project Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Information Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Performance Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Financial Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Banking Business Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) MI Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Manager
4 1 (8.33%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) .NET
1 1 (8.33%) XML
1 1 (8.33%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 5 (41.67%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (33.33%) Fixed Income
3 3 (25.00%) Derivative
4 2 (16.67%) Statistics
4 2 (16.67%) Economics
5 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
5 1 (8.33%) Grid Computing
5 1 (8.33%) Mathematics
5 1 (8.33%) Computer Science
5 1 (8.33%) Credit Risk
5 1 (8.33%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) Project Management
2 3 (25.00%) Financial Modelling
3 2 (16.67%) Migration
3 2 (16.67%) Asset Management
3 2 (16.67%) PRINCE2
3 2 (16.67%) Six Sigma
3 2 (16.67%) Risk Analysis
4 1 (8.33%) Investment Management
4 1 (8.33%) Performance Management
4 1 (8.33%) Data Management
4 1 (8.33%) Software Engineering
4 1 (8.33%) Fund Accounting
4 1 (8.33%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 2 (16.67%) VBA
2 1 (8.33%) C#
Qualifications
1 4 (33.33%) CIMA
2 3 (25.00%) ACCA
3 1 (8.33%) Postgraduate
3 1 (8.33%) MBA
3 1 (8.33%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (8.33%) Platform Symphony
Vendors
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
1 1 (8.33%) StatPro