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 3 March 2015 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
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA)
Rank 579 556 520
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -36
Contract jobs citing CFA 8 10 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.015% 0.020% 0.024%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.069% 0.10% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 9
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£600 £438 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+37.14% +9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £338 £370
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £521 £560
UK excluding London average daily rate - £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
11644 9954 8325
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.15% 19.61% 18.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 6740 5367 4429
Average daily rate £400 £375 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £550 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £384 £351 £330
% change year-on-year
+9.39% +6.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 525 472 493
Average hourly rate £22.00 £19.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.82% -29.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.52 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £41.40 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -33.96%

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 3 March 2015.

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 9 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 3 March 2015. 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 -8 8 £600 +33.33% 5
London +6 7 £600 +33.33% 5
City of London +8 1 £700 +69.69% 3
South East - 1 - -
Reading - 1 - -
Berkshire - 1 - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
East of England - - - -
Borehamwood - - - -

CFA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, 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 12 (60.00%) Degree
2 9 (45.00%) MBA
3 8 (40.00%) Banking
4 7 (35.00%) MS Excel
4 7 (35.00%) Microsoft
4 7 (35.00%) Finance
4 7 (35.00%) Derivative
4 7 (35.00%) Quantitative Risk Management
5 6 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (30.00%) MS Office
5 6 (30.00%) MCT
6 5 (25.00%) SQL
6 5 (25.00%) FTP
6 5 (25.00%) Fixed Income
7 4 (20.00%) Retail
8 3 (15.00%) Legal
8 3 (15.00%) MS PowerPoint
8 3 (15.00%) User Acceptance Testing
9 2 (10.00%) Multithreading
9 2 (10.00%) Investment Management
9 2 (10.00%) SC Cleared
9 2 (10.00%) Security Cleared
9 2 (10.00%) Financial Analysis
9 2 (10.00%) People Management
9 2 (10.00%) Analytics
9 2 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
9 2 (10.00%) thinkFolio
9 2 (10.00%) Equity Derivative
9 2 (10.00%) Requirements Analysis
9 2 (10.00%) JIRA

CFA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (10.00%) SharePoint
1 2 (10.00%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 7 (35.00%) MS Excel
2 6 (30.00%) MS Office
3 3 (15.00%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (10.00%) MS Visio
5 1 (5.00%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (10.00%) thinkFolio
Communications & Networking
1 5 (25.00%) FTP
2 1 (5.00%) SONET
2 1 (5.00%) DWDM
2 1 (5.00%) Wireless
2 1 (5.00%) Radio Access Network
2 1 (5.00%) SDH
Development Applications
1 2 (10.00%) JIRA
General
1 8 (40.00%) Banking
2 7 (35.00%) Finance
3 4 (20.00%) Retail
4 3 (15.00%) Legal
5 2 (10.00%) Front Office
6 1 (5.00%) Telecoms
6 1 (5.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 11 (55.00%) Analyst
2 8 (40.00%) Business Analyst
3 2 (10.00%) Junior
3 2 (10.00%) Developer
3 2 (10.00%) Senior Manager
3 2 (10.00%) Senior Developer
3 2 (10.00%) Report Analyst
3 2 (10.00%) C# Developer
3 2 (10.00%) Junior Business Analyst
3 2 (10.00%) Risk Manager
3 2 (10.00%) Senior C# Developer
3 2 (10.00%) Banking Business Analyst
3 2 (10.00%) Junior Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Quantitative Risk Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) MI Manager
4 1 (5.00%) Performance Consultant
4 1 (5.00%) Report Manager
4 1 (5.00%) Risk Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Performance Manager
4 1 (5.00%) Information Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.00%) .NET
1 2 (10.00%) WCF
1 2 (10.00%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 7 (35.00%) Derivative
2 6 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (25.00%) Fixed Income
4 2 (10.00%) Management Information System
4 2 (10.00%) Equity Derivative
4 2 (10.00%) Mathematics
5 1 (5.00%) Credit Risk
5 1 (5.00%) Market Risk
5 1 (5.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (5.00%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (35.00%) Quantitative Risk Management
2 3 (15.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (10.00%) Multithreading
3 2 (10.00%) Investment Management
3 2 (10.00%) Requirements Analysis
3 2 (10.00%) Financial Analysis
3 2 (10.00%) Data Modelling
3 2 (10.00%) Service Delivery
3 2 (10.00%) Risk Management
3 2 (10.00%) Workflow
3 2 (10.00%) Validation
3 2 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (10.00%) Content Management
3 2 (10.00%) People Management
3 2 (10.00%) Analytics
4 1 (5.00%) Business Analysis
4 1 (5.00%) Regression Testing
4 1 (5.00%) Project Management
4 1 (5.00%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 5 (25.00%) SQL
2 2 (10.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 12 (60.00%) Degree
2 9 (45.00%) MBA
3 6 (30.00%) MCT
4 2 (10.00%) SC Cleared
4 2 (10.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.00%) QA
Vendors
1 7 (35.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (10.00%) Oracle
2 2 (10.00%) Sybase
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