The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Charles River products and/or services in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Charles River over the 3 months to 17 September 2014 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.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are NOT representative of contractor rates within Charles River Systems, Inc.

Location
3 months to
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Charles River
Rank 519 522 463
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -59
Contract jobs citing Charles River 77 60 133
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.11% 0.23%
As % of the Vendors category 0.30% 0.24% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 45 108
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£568 £500 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.50% -9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £428 £375 £450
10% offered a daily rate of more than £695 £688 £700
UK excluding London average daily rate £538 £356 £325
% change year-on-year
+50.87% +9.61%
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 Vendors category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Vendors Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
26028 24657 27297
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.93% 46.75% 46.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 14753 13799 13866
Average daily rate £388 £385 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.64% +2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1155 1109 1354
Average hourly rate £18.98 £19.00 £18.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.09% +1.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-5.26% +2.70%

Charles River
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Charles River within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Charles River Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Charles River
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Charles River within the UK.

Charles River Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Charles River
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Charles River within the UK over the 3 months to 17 September 2014.

Charles River Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Charles River
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Charles River within the UK.

Charles River Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Charles River
Top 11 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Charles River within the UK over the 3 months to 17 September 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
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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 -14 57 £559 +11.75% 15
London +20 54 £575 +15.00% 15
City of London +36 28 £559 +1.59% 8
Scotland -2 20 £650 +95.48% 3
Edinburgh - 19 £600 - 2
South East - 3 £425 -
Oxfordshire - 3 £425 -
Henley-on-Thames - 2 £475 -
Berkshire - - - -
Kent - - - -
Surrey - - - -

Charles River
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Charles River 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 Charles River.

1 114 (61.96%) Asset Management
2 86 (46.74%) Front Office
3 85 (46.20%) Investment Management
4 79 (42.93%) SQL
5 76 (41.30%) Finance
6 34 (18.48%) Fund Management
6 34 (18.48%) thinkFolio
6 34 (18.48%) Markit EDM
7 33 (17.93%) Fixed Income
8 30 (16.30%) Business Analysis
9 27 (14.67%) Derivative
10 25 (13.59%) Banking
11 23 (12.50%) Bloomberg
12 18 (9.78%) Back Office
12 18 (9.78%) Portfolio Management
13 17 (9.24%) LatentZero
14 16 (8.70%) Agile Software Development
14 16 (8.70%) SQL Server
15 14 (7.61%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 14 (7.61%) Sophis
15 14 (7.61%) Investment Banking
16 13 (7.07%) Analytical Skills
16 13 (7.07%) Equities
16 13 (7.07%) Calypso
17 12 (6.52%) ISO 9001
17 12 (6.52%) Data Analysis
17 12 (6.52%) Test Scripting
18 11 (5.98%) Data Management
18 11 (5.98%) Workflow
19 10 (5.43%) Project Management

Charles River
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Charles River 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 Charles River. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (0.54%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (0.54%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (2.17%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.54%) MS Project
2 1 (0.54%) MS Office
2 1 (0.54%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 34 (18.48%) Markit EDM
2 17 (9.24%) LatentZero
3 6 (3.26%) SimCorp Dimension
4 4 (2.17%) Eagle PACE
5 3 (1.63%) Minerva
5 3 (1.63%) Sentinel
6 1 (0.54%) LongView
6 1 (0.54%) HiPortfolio
6 1 (0.54%) Global One
6 1 (0.54%) Tesseract
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.17%) HTTPS
2 1 (0.54%) FTP
2 1 (0.54%) HTTP
2 1 (0.54%) RIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (8.70%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.72%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (2.17%) Crystal Reports
4 3 (1.63%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (1.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (1.63%) BusinessObjects XI
4 3 (1.63%) QlikView
4 3 (1.63%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (1.09%) MS Access
5 2 (1.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (1.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.54%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.54%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.54%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 3 (1.63%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 2 (1.09%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (0.54%) Subversion
3 1 (0.54%) TortoiseSVN
3 1 (0.54%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.54%) TestDirector
3 1 (0.54%) Visual Studio
General
1 86 (46.74%) Front Office
2 76 (41.30%) Finance
3 25 (13.59%) Banking
4 18 (9.78%) Back Office
5 14 (7.61%) Investment Banking
6 5 (2.72%) Advertising
7 3 (1.63%) Legal
8 2 (1.09%) Retail
8 2 (1.09%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.54%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 116 (63.04%) Analyst
2 66 (35.87%) Business Analyst
3 26 (14.13%) Charles River Business Analyst
4 24 (13.04%) Applications Support
5 17 (9.24%) Support Analyst
5 17 (9.24%) Test Analyst
6 13 (7.07%) Consultant
7 12 (6.52%) Project Manager
8 11 (5.98%) Charles River Consultant
8 11 (5.98%) Developer
8 11 (5.98%) Data Analyst
9 10 (5.43%) Applications Support Analyst
10 9 (4.89%) Senior Analyst
11 8 (4.35%) Systems Analyst
12 5 (2.72%) Project Delivery Manager
12 5 (2.72%) Delivery Manager
12 5 (2.72%) Systems Administrator
12 5 (2.72%) Systems Engineer
12 5 (2.72%) Senior Business Analyst
12 5 (2.72%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (4.89%) XML
2 7 (3.80%) .NET
3 4 (2.17%) Middleware
4 2 (1.09%) Silverlight
5 1 (0.54%) FIX Protocol
5 1 (0.54%) LINQ
5 1 (0.54%) Web Services
5 1 (0.54%) Swing
Miscellaneous
1 33 (17.93%) Fixed Income
2 27 (14.67%) Derivative
3 14 (7.61%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 13 (7.07%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (7.07%) Equities
5 10 (5.43%) iPad
6 6 (3.26%) Reference Data
7 5 (2.72%) Hedge funds
7 5 (2.72%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.63%) Data Integration
8 3 (1.63%) PMI
9 1 (0.54%) Mathematics
9 1 (0.54%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.54%) Equity Derivative
9 1 (0.54%) Credit Derivative
9 1 (0.54%) Wiki
9 1 (0.54%) Kindle
9 1 (0.54%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 5 (2.72%) UNIX
2 1 (0.54%) Windows
2 1 (0.54%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 114 (61.96%) Asset Management
2 85 (46.20%) Investment Management
3 34 (18.48%) Fund Management
4 30 (16.30%) Business Analysis
5 18 (9.78%) Portfolio Management
6 16 (8.70%) Agile Software Development
7 12 (6.52%) Data Analysis
7 12 (6.52%) Test Scripting
8 11 (5.98%) Data Management
8 11 (5.98%) Workflow
9 10 (5.43%) Project Management
9 10 (5.43%) PRINCE2
10 7 (3.80%) Migration
11 6 (3.26%) Stakeholder Management
11 6 (3.26%) Business Intelligence
11 6 (3.26%) User Acceptance Testing
11 6 (3.26%) Software Testing
11 6 (3.26%) Enterprise Data Management
12 5 (2.72%) Integration Testing
12 5 (2.72%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 79 (42.93%) SQL
2 8 (4.35%) Java
3 4 (2.17%) VBA
3 4 (2.17%) T-SQL
4 2 (1.09%) VB.NET
5 1 (0.54%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.54%) C#
5 1 (0.54%) C++
5 1 (0.54%) VBScript
5 1 (0.54%) VB
Qualifications
1 4 (2.17%) Degree
2 3 (1.63%) PMI Certification
3 2 (1.09%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (1.09%) ISEB
4 1 (0.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (0.54%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (6.52%) ISO 9001
2 6 (3.26%) QA
3 1 (0.54%) UCITS
3 1 (0.54%) SLA
Systems Management
1 3 (1.63%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 34 (18.48%) thinkFolio
2 23 (12.50%) Bloomberg
3 14 (7.61%) Sophis
4 13 (7.07%) Calypso
5 9 (4.89%) SimCorp
5 9 (4.89%) Oracle
6 8 (4.35%) Business Objects
6 8 (4.35%) RIMES
7 5 (2.72%) Fidessa
8 4 (2.17%) Microsoft
8 4 (2.17%) Remedy
8 4 (2.17%) FactSet
9 3 (1.63%) Wall Street Systems
9 3 (1.63%) Reuters
9 3 (1.63%) Murex
9 3 (1.63%) Misys
10 2 (1.09%) Algorithmics
11 1 (0.54%) Vermilion
11 1 (0.54%) StatPro
11 1 (0.54%) Salesforce.com
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