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 10 February 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.

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA)
Rank 623 603 579
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -24
Contract jobs citing CFA 3 9 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.006% 0.017% 0.018%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.028% 0.086% 0.093%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 7
Average daily rate £513 £575 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.86% +35.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £100 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £663 £600 £519
UK excluding London average daily rate £700 - £275
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
10906 10502 9640
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.20% 20.28% 19.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 6716 6074 5197
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £572 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £351
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +6.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 489 490 442
Average hourly rate £38.25 £20.00 £18.61
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+91.25% +7.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £46.50 £40.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+90.47% +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 10 February 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 5 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 10 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -9 3 £513 -10.86% 5
London +1 2 £325 -43.47% 5
City of London +35 1 £325 -
Bristol - 1 £700 -
South West - 1 £700 -

CFA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 9 (75.00%) Banking
2 8 (66.67%) Finance
3 7 (58.33%) Degree
4 5 (41.67%) VBA
5 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
5 4 (33.33%) Investment Banking
5 4 (33.33%) MBA
6 3 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (25.00%) Legal
6 3 (25.00%) Market Risk
6 3 (25.00%) MCT
6 3 (25.00%) MS Excel
6 3 (25.00%) C#
6 3 (25.00%) Risk Management
6 3 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (16.67%) Portfolio Management
7 2 (16.67%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
7 2 (16.67%) Visualisation
7 2 (16.67%) R
7 2 (16.67%) Analytics
7 2 (16.67%) FactSet
7 2 (16.67%) Quantitative Risk Management
7 2 (16.67%) Performance Tuning
7 2 (16.67%) Front Office
7 2 (16.67%) Service Delivery
7 2 (16.67%) ACCA
7 2 (16.67%) MATLAB
7 2 (16.67%) PhD
7 2 (16.67%) SQL Server
7 2 (16.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)

CFA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (8.33%) MS Office
2 1 (8.33%) MS Project
2 1 (8.33%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (16.67%) RMDS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) DWDM
1 1 (8.33%) FTP
1 1 (8.33%) Radio Access Network
1 1 (8.33%) SDH
1 1 (8.33%) SONET
1 1 (8.33%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 9 (75.00%) Banking
2 8 (66.67%) Finance
3 4 (33.33%) Investment Banking
4 3 (25.00%) Legal
5 2 (16.67%) Front Office
6 1 (8.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (58.33%) Analyst
2 3 (25.00%) Senior Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Data Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Developer
3 2 (16.67%) Financial Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Qualitative Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Quantitative Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Senior Quantitative Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) C# Developer
4 1 (8.33%) C# WPF Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Finance Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Finance Project Manager
4 1 (8.33%) IT Finance Manager
4 1 (8.33%) IT Project Manager
4 1 (8.33%) IT Services Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Java Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Product Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Risk Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Treasury Business Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (25.00%) Market Risk
2 2 (16.67%) Derivative
2 2 (16.67%) Equities
2 2 (16.67%) Equity Derivative
2 2 (16.67%) Fixed Income
2 2 (16.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 2 (16.67%) Mathematics
2 2 (16.67%) Physics
2 2 (16.67%) Statistics
2 2 (16.67%) Visualisation
3 1 (8.33%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (25.00%) Risk Management
1 3 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (16.67%) Analytics
2 2 (16.67%) Data Analysis
2 2 (16.67%) Data Modelling
2 2 (16.67%) Econometrics
2 2 (16.67%) Investment Management
2 2 (16.67%) Performance Tuning
2 2 (16.67%) Portfolio Management
2 2 (16.67%) Quantitative Risk Management
2 2 (16.67%) Service Delivery
2 2 (16.67%) SOA
2 2 (16.67%) Stress Testing
3 1 (8.33%) Product Management
3 1 (8.33%) Programme Management
3 1 (8.33%) Project Management
3 1 (8.33%) Target Operating Model
Programming Languages
1 5 (41.67%) VBA
2 3 (25.00%) C#
3 2 (16.67%) MATLAB
3 2 (16.67%) R
4 1 (8.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 7 (58.33%) Degree
2 4 (33.33%) MBA
3 3 (25.00%) MCT
4 2 (16.67%) ACCA
4 2 (16.67%) PhD
5 1 (8.33%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) SLA
1 1 (8.33%) Solvency II
Vendors
1 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (16.67%) Bloomberg
2 2 (16.67%) FactSet
2 2 (16.67%) Reuters
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