The first table below looks at the demand 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 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications currently tracked.

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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA)
Rank 579 549 564
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +15
Contract jobs citing CFA 9 7 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.016% 0.015% 0.035%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.082% 0.080% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 7
Average daily rate £375 £525 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.57% -4.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £344 £448
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £613 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Qualifications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
11009 8703 10486
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 19.54% 18.21% 17.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 6226 4603 5411
Average daily rate £375 £365 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.73% -8.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £532 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 545 484 578
Average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £12.01 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.68 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £24.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-25.00% -4.00%

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 17 April 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 3 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 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
London -33 8 £425 -19.04% 10
England -34 8 £425 -19.04% 11
City of London -12 2 £363 -27.50% 4

CFA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 14 (77.78%) Finance
2 10 (55.56%) Banking
3 7 (38.89%) Investment Banking
4 5 (27.78%) Analytics
5 4 (22.22%) Visualisation
5 4 (22.22%) Degree
5 4 (22.22%) Economics
5 4 (22.22%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (22.22%) Derivative
5 4 (22.22%) SQL
5 4 (22.22%) Windows
6 3 (16.67%) UNIX
6 3 (16.67%) MS Excel
6 3 (16.67%) C#
6 3 (16.67%) Oracle
6 3 (16.67%) SQL Server
6 3 (16.67%) Project Management
6 3 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (16.67%) Microsoft
6 3 (16.67%) MBA
6 3 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (16.67%) WCF
7 2 (11.11%) WPF
7 2 (11.11%) Credit Risk
7 2 (11.11%) Multithreading
7 2 (11.11%) Mathematics
7 2 (11.11%) Retail Banking
7 2 (11.11%) TeamCity
7 2 (11.11%) HTML5
7 2 (11.11%) Oracle Database

CFA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (11.11%) SAS
Applications
1 4 (22.22%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (16.67%) MS Excel
3 2 (11.11%) SPSS
4 1 (5.56%) MS Project
4 1 (5.56%) MS Visio
4 1 (5.56%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.56%) SDH
1 1 (5.56%) HTTP
1 1 (5.56%) SONET
1 1 (5.56%) DWDM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (11.11%) Data Mining
2 2 (11.11%) Oracle Database 10g
2 2 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (11.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (11.11%) Oracle Database
2 2 (11.11%) Relational Database
3 1 (5.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 2 (11.11%) Visual Studio
1 2 (11.11%) CruiseControl
1 2 (11.11%) TeamCity
2 1 (5.56%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (5.56%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 14 (77.78%) Finance
2 10 (55.56%) Banking
3 7 (38.89%) Investment Banking
4 2 (11.11%) Retail Banking
4 2 (11.11%) Retail
4 2 (11.11%) Financial Institution
4 2 (11.11%) Front Office
5 1 (5.56%) Telecoms
5 1 (5.56%) Advertising
5 1 (5.56%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (55.56%) Analyst
2 5 (27.78%) Financial Analyst
2 5 (27.78%) Developer
3 3 (16.67%) Business Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Tools Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Commercial Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Banking Business Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Vendor Manager
5 1 (5.56%) C# .NET Developer
5 1 (5.56%) .NET Developer
5 1 (5.56%) C# Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Analyst Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Project Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Quantitative Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Delivery Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Business Intelligence Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (16.67%) WCF
2 2 (11.11%) WPF
2 2 (11.11%) RESTful
2 2 (11.11%) HTML5
2 2 (11.11%) HTML
2 2 (11.11%) MSMQ
3 1 (5.56%) .NET
3 1 (5.56%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (22.22%) Economics
1 4 (22.22%) Derivative
1 4 (22.22%) Visualisation
2 2 (11.11%) SWIFT
2 2 (11.11%) Fixed Income
2 2 (11.11%) Mathematics
2 2 (11.11%) Credit Risk
2 2 (11.11%) Credit Derivative
3 1 (5.56%) Data Integration
3 1 (5.56%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 4 (22.22%) Windows
2 3 (16.67%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (27.78%) Analytics
2 3 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (16.67%) Project Management
2 3 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (11.11%) TDD
3 2 (11.11%) Multithreading
3 2 (11.11%) Risk Management
3 2 (11.11%) Data Visualisation
3 2 (11.11%) Statistical Modelling
3 2 (11.11%) Risk Analytics
3 2 (11.11%) ETL
4 1 (5.56%) Migration
4 1 (5.56%) Investment Management
4 1 (5.56%) Data Migration
4 1 (5.56%) Fund Accounting
4 1 (5.56%) Financial Analysis
4 1 (5.56%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (5.56%) Waterfall
4 1 (5.56%) Data Management
4 1 (5.56%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 4 (22.22%) SQL
2 3 (16.67%) C#
3 2 (11.11%) JavaScript
4 1 (5.56%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (22.22%) Degree
2 3 (16.67%) MBA
3 2 (11.11%) ACCA
3 2 (11.11%) CIMA
4 1 (5.56%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) QA
System Software
1 1 (5.56%) Platform Symphony
Vendors
1 3 (16.67%) Oracle
1 3 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (11.11%) Cognos
2 2 (11.11%) DataSynapse
2 2 (11.11%) BI-SAM
3 1 (5.56%) Serena
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Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago