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 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
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA)
Rank 648 664 638
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -26
Contract jobs citing CFA 4 9 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.008% 0.016% 0.005%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.036% 0.079% 0.026%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 6 3
Median daily rate £650 £588 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.63% +6.81%
UK excluding London median daily rate - £525 £325
% change year-on-year
- +61.53%
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
10981 11377 11557
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.60% 19.66% 19.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 6808 6876 6383
Median daily rate £400 £400 £383
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £254 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £390 £365
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +6.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 386 526 491
Median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £19.91
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.44% +13.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.19 £47.71 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £25.00 £19.91
% change year-on-year
+12.00% +25.56%

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 30 September 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 3 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 30 September 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 +12 4 £650 +8.33% 1
England -5 4 £650 +8.33% 1
City of London +17 2 £675 -

CFA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 5 (83.33%) Banking
2 4 (66.67%) Investment Banking
3 3 (50.00%) Economics
3 3 (50.00%) Analytics
3 3 (50.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 3 (50.00%) Finance
4 2 (33.33%) SQL
4 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
4 2 (33.33%) Data Modelling
4 2 (33.33%) MBA
4 2 (33.33%) Monte Carlo Method
4 2 (33.33%) R
4 2 (33.33%) Derivative
4 2 (33.33%) Mathematics
4 2 (33.33%) Use Case
4 2 (33.33%) Business Analysis
4 2 (33.33%) Data Analysis
5 1 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (16.67%) Market Risk
5 1 (16.67%) Release Management
5 1 (16.67%) Integration Testing
5 1 (16.67%) Data Extraction
5 1 (16.67%) Computer Science
5 1 (16.67%) Spotfire
5 1 (16.67%) Six Sigma Black Belt
5 1 (16.67%) QlikView
5 1 (16.67%) Wholesale Banking
5 1 (16.67%) Degree
5 1 (16.67%) MiFID
5 1 (16.67%) Tableau

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 (16.67%) LaTeX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (16.67%) Data Mining
2 1 (16.67%) Hadoop
2 1 (16.67%) Qlik Sense
2 1 (16.67%) QlikView
2 1 (16.67%) Spotfire
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 5 (83.33%) Banking
2 4 (66.67%) Investment Banking
3 3 (50.00%) Finance
4 1 (16.67%) Front Office
4 1 (16.67%) Retail
4 1 (16.67%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Business Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Project Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Auditor
3 1 (16.67%) Business IT Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Data Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Financial Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Financial Business Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) IT Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) IT Auditor
3 1 (16.67%) IT Business Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) IT Manager
3 1 (16.67%) IT Project Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Pricing Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Risk Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Risk Business Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Business Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Financial Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Risk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) FpML
1 1 (16.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Economics
1 3 (50.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 2 (33.33%) Derivative
2 2 (33.33%) Mathematics
3 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (16.67%) Computer Science
3 1 (16.67%) Data Extraction
3 1 (16.67%) Equities
3 1 (16.67%) Fixed Income
3 1 (16.67%) Market Risk
3 1 (16.67%) Visualisation
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Analytics
2 2 (33.33%) Business Analysis
2 2 (33.33%) Data Analysis
2 2 (33.33%) Data Modelling
2 2 (33.33%) Monte Carlo Method
2 2 (33.33%) Use Case
3 1 (16.67%) Asset Management
3 1 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (16.67%) Data Analytics
3 1 (16.67%) GAP Analysis
3 1 (16.67%) Integration Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Project Management
3 1 (16.67%) Regression Analysis
3 1 (16.67%) Release Management
3 1 (16.67%) Risk Analytics
3 1 (16.67%) Risk Management
3 1 (16.67%) SDLC
3 1 (16.67%) Six Sigma
3 1 (16.67%) Translating Business Requirements
3 1 (16.67%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) R
1 2 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (16.67%) MATLAB
2 1 (16.67%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) MBA
2 1 (16.67%) CISA
2 1 (16.67%) Degree
2 1 (16.67%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) Basel II
1 1 (16.67%) Basel III
1 1 (16.67%) Dodd-Frank
1 1 (16.67%) MiFID
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Informatica
1 1 (16.67%) Murex
1 1 (16.67%) Tableau