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 17 January 2017 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
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA)
UK
Rank 587 614 597
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -17
Contract jobs citing CFA 8 4 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.018% 0.008% 0.030%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.088% 0.038% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 10
Median daily rate £525 £513 £588
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.43% -12.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £277 £363 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £663 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £700 -
% change year-on-year
-50.00% -
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
9129 10493 10262
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.39% 21.03% 20.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 5787 6368 6017
Median daily rate £420 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £231
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 466 498 495
Median hourly rate £29.00 £35.00 £18.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.14% +93.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.07 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £54.05 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £39.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-25.64% +105.26%

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 17 January 2017.

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 7 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 17 January 2017. 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 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
England +18 8 £525 +2.43% 1
London +11 5 £540 +66.15% 1
South West +13 2 £355 -49.28%
Bristol +7 2 £355 -49.28%
South East - 1 £168 -
Reading - 1 £168 -
Berkshire - 1 £168 -

CFA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 January 2017, 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 (53.85%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 7 (53.85%) Finance
1 7 (53.85%) Analytics
2 5 (38.46%) SQL
2 5 (38.46%) Banking
2 5 (38.46%) Data Analysis
2 5 (38.46%) R
3 4 (30.77%) Spotfire
3 4 (30.77%) Risk Analytics
3 4 (30.77%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (30.77%) Translating Business Requirements
3 4 (30.77%) Asset Management
3 4 (30.77%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (23.08%) Data Modelling
4 3 (23.08%) SQL Server
4 3 (23.08%) Project Management
4 3 (23.08%) Investment Banking
4 3 (23.08%) Economics
4 3 (23.08%) LaTeX
4 3 (23.08%) Visualisation
4 3 (23.08%) Performance Attribution
5 2 (15.38%) Regression Analysis
5 2 (15.38%) Data Visualisation
5 2 (15.38%) Portfolio Management
5 2 (15.38%) Dashboard Development
5 2 (15.38%) Business Analysis
5 2 (15.38%) MBA
5 2 (15.38%) Derivative
5 2 (15.38%) Statistics
5 2 (15.38%) Degree

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 3 (23.08%) LaTeX
2 1 (7.69%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (7.69%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (30.77%) Spotfire
2 3 (23.08%) SQL Server
3 1 (7.69%) Big Data
3 1 (7.69%) Data Mining
3 1 (7.69%) Hadoop
3 1 (7.69%) Qlik Sense
3 1 (7.69%) QlikView
3 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 7 (53.85%) Finance
2 5 (38.46%) Banking
3 3 (23.08%) Investment Banking
4 2 (15.38%) Front Office
5 1 (7.69%) Back Office
5 1 (7.69%) Marketing
5 1 (7.69%) Retail
5 1 (7.69%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (46.15%) Analyst
2 3 (23.08%) Business Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Data Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Project Manager
3 2 (15.38%) Report Specialist
4 1 (7.69%) Auditor
4 1 (7.69%) Commercial Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) Finance Business Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Financial Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Financial Business Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) IT Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) IT Business Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Performance Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Pricing Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Risk Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Risk Business Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Business Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Financial Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Risk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) FpML
1 1 (7.69%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (53.85%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 4 (30.77%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (23.08%) Economics
3 3 (23.08%) Visualisation
4 2 (15.38%) Derivative
4 2 (15.38%) Fixed Income
4 2 (15.38%) Market Risk
4 2 (15.38%) Statistics
5 1 (7.69%) Computer Science
5 1 (7.69%) Data Extraction
5 1 (7.69%) Equities
5 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Licensing
5 1 (7.69%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.69%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (53.85%) Analytics
2 5 (38.46%) Data Analysis
3 4 (30.77%) Asset Management
3 4 (30.77%) Business Intelligence
3 4 (30.77%) Risk Analytics
3 4 (30.77%) Translating Business Requirements
4 3 (23.08%) Data Modelling
4 3 (23.08%) Performance Attribution
4 3 (23.08%) Project Management
5 2 (15.38%) Business Analysis
5 2 (15.38%) Dashboard Development
5 2 (15.38%) Data Visualisation
5 2 (15.38%) Portfolio Management
5 2 (15.38%) Regression Analysis
5 2 (15.38%) Use Case
6 1 (7.69%) Case Management
6 1 (7.69%) Data Flow Diagram
6 1 (7.69%) IT Audit
6 1 (7.69%) Software Licensing
6 1 (7.69%) Workflow Analysis
Programming Languages
1 5 (38.46%) R
1 5 (38.46%) SQL
2 2 (15.38%) MATLAB
2 2 (15.38%) T-SQL
3 1 (7.69%) Python
3 1 (7.69%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (15.38%) Degree
1 2 (15.38%) MBA
2 1 (7.69%) CISA
2 1 (7.69%) Security Cleared
2 1 (7.69%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) Basel II
1 1 (7.69%) Basel III
1 1 (7.69%) Data Quality
1 1 (7.69%) Dodd-Frank
1 1 (7.69%) MiFID
Vendors
1 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.69%) FactSet
2 1 (7.69%) Informatica
2 1 (7.69%) Murex
2 1 (7.69%) StatPro
2 1 (7.69%) Tableau