The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Credit Risk in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Credit Risk over the 3 months to 27 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Credit Risk
Rank 369 291 202
Rank change year-on-year
-78 -89
Contract jobs citing Credit Risk 246 318 456
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.46% 0.61% 0.99%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.54% 1.99% 3.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 186 226 340
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.27% +4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £425 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £675 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £405 £445
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -8.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £14.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -65.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £14.00 -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Miscellaneous Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
15988 16019 14133
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 29.80% 30.86% 30.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 9780 9821 8497
Average daily rate £420 £413 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.81% -2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 639 635 727
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -17.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.50 £11.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -23.91%

Credit Risk
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Credit Risk within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

Credit Risk Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Credit Risk
Daily Rate Trend

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

Credit Risk Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Credit Risk
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Credit Risk within the UK over the 3 months to 27 March 2015.

Credit Risk Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Credit Risk
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Credit Risk Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Credit Risk
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Credit Risk within the UK over the 3 months to 27 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 -78 219 £525 -6.58% 118
London -57 172 £550 -4.34% 59
City of London -36 49 £550 -8.33% 30
Edinburgh +4 20 £450 - 4
Scotland +3 20 £450 +11.11% 4
Yorkshire -3 16 £450 - 20
Sheffield +6 8 £400 -11.11% 1
South Yorkshire +5 8 £400 -11.11% 1
South West +1 8 £485 - 1
South East -30 8 £300 - 2
West Yorkshire 0 7 £450 -5.26% 19
North West -16 6 £450 - 7
Buckinghamshire -2 5 £325 +8.33% 1
Manchester -9 5 £600 +20.00% 2
Milton Keynes -4 4 £325 +8.33% 1
Canary Wharf - 4 £525 -
East of England - 4 £563 - 2
West Midlands -8 3 £450 -5.26% 9
Docklands, London +6 2 £615 +23.00% 1
East Midlands -6 2 £438 - 18
Watford - 2 £800 -
Berkshire - 2 £275 -
Hertfordshire - 2 £800 -
Leeds - 2 £450 - 12
Cardiff +6 1 £423 -
South Wales +1 1 £423 -
Wales -4 1 £423 -
Essex - 1 £413 - 2
Nottinghamshire - - - - 10
Somerset - - - -

Credit Risk
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Credit Risk 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 Credit Risk.

1 285 (54.39%) Banking
2 281 (53.63%) Finance
3 130 (24.81%) SQL
4 117 (22.33%) Investment Banking
5 109 (20.80%) SAS
6 86 (16.41%) Market Risk
7 76 (14.50%) Risk Management
8 74 (14.12%) Analytical Skills
9 72 (13.74%) Retail
10 69 (13.17%) Analytics
11 67 (12.79%) Stakeholder Management
12 65 (12.40%) Agile Software Development
13 58 (11.07%) Front Office
14 54 (10.31%) Data Warehouse
15 51 (9.73%) Business Analysis
16 50 (9.54%) C#
17 45 (8.59%) Project Management
18 43 (8.21%) Java
18 43 (8.21%) Data Analysis
18 43 (8.21%) Retail Banking
19 42 (8.02%) .NET
20 41 (7.82%) Degree
21 39 (7.44%) Oracle
22 38 (7.25%) SQL Server
22 38 (7.25%) Data Modelling
23 37 (7.06%) Stress Testing
24 31 (5.92%) VBA
25 30 (5.73%) UNIX
25 30 (5.73%) ETL
26 29 (5.53%) Data Management

Credit Risk
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Credit Risk 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 Credit Risk. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 109 (20.80%) SAS
2 11 (2.10%) Oracle Coherence
3 5 (0.95%) Apache
4 4 (0.76%) SharePoint
5 3 (0.57%) Jetty
6 2 (0.38%) IIS
6 2 (0.38%) JBoss
6 2 (0.38%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.19%) TIBCO EMS
7 1 (0.19%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.19%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.19%) Confluence
7 1 (0.19%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 24 (4.58%) MS Excel
2 20 (3.82%) MS PowerPoint
3 17 (3.24%) MS Office
4 7 (1.34%) MS Project
5 6 (1.15%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.95%) SPSS
7 3 (0.57%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.38%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 6 (1.15%) VisionPLUS
2 4 (0.76%) ION MarketView
3 3 (0.57%) Adaptiv
4 2 (0.38%) Summit
5 1 (0.19%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.19%) Algo Collateral
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.57%) IBM Blueworks
2 2 (0.38%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 6 (1.15%) ATM
2 1 (0.19%) HTTP
2 1 (0.19%) SAN
2 1 (0.19%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (10.31%) Data Warehouse
2 38 (7.25%) SQL Server
3 28 (5.34%) Hadoop
4 24 (4.58%) Relational Database
5 23 (4.39%) Big Data
6 20 (3.82%) SAS Enterprise Guide
7 19 (3.63%) Base SAS
7 19 (3.63%) SAS Data Integration Studio
8 18 (3.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 14 (2.67%) QlikView
10 13 (2.48%) OLAP
11 11 (2.10%) RDBMS
12 10 (1.91%) Oracle Database
13 8 (1.53%) OLAP Cube
13 8 (1.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 7 (1.34%) MS Access
15 6 (1.15%) Impala
15 6 (1.15%) SQL Server 2008
15 6 (1.15%) Apache Hive
16 5 (0.95%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 12 (2.29%) JIRA
2 11 (2.10%) CruiseControl
3 8 (1.53%) Subversion
3 8 (1.53%) Hudson
4 7 (1.34%) TeamCity
5 6 (1.15%) Jenkins
6 5 (0.95%) Ant
6 5 (0.95%) JUnit
6 5 (0.95%) NUnit
7 4 (0.76%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (0.76%) Maven
8 3 (0.57%) jMock
8 3 (0.57%) Git (software)
8 3 (0.57%) ClearCase
8 3 (0.57%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 2 (0.38%) Toad
9 2 (0.38%) ERwin
9 2 (0.38%) JBehave
9 2 (0.38%) Moq
10 1 (0.19%) Visual Studio
General
1 285 (54.39%) Banking
2 281 (53.63%) Finance
3 117 (22.33%) Investment Banking
4 72 (13.74%) Retail
5 58 (11.07%) Front Office
6 43 (8.21%) Retail Banking
7 16 (3.05%) Legal
7 16 (3.05%) Financial Institution
8 10 (1.91%) Back Office
9 9 (1.72%) Marketing
10 5 (0.95%) Corporate Banking
11 4 (0.76%) Telecoms
12 3 (0.57%) Spanish Language
13 2 (0.38%) Private Banking
13 2 (0.38%) Publishing
14 1 (0.19%) Advertising
14 1 (0.19%) Wholesale Banking
14 1 (0.19%) Japanese Language
Job Titles
1 217 (41.41%) Analyst
2 123 (23.47%) Developer
3 107 (20.42%) Business Analyst
4 84 (16.03%) Credit Risk Analyst
5 62 (11.83%) Project Manager
6 43 (8.21%) Credit Risk Business Analyst
7 41 (7.82%) Risk Analyst
8 35 (6.68%) Credit Risk Project Manager
9 33 (6.30%) Credit Analyst
10 32 (6.11%) Architect
11 26 (4.96%) Risk Manager
12 23 (4.39%) Data Analyst
13 22 (4.20%) Senior Analyst
14 21 (4.01%) Solutions Architect
15 19 (3.63%) Java Developer
16 17 (3.24%) Test Analyst
16 17 (3.24%) SAS Analyst
17 15 (2.86%) Banking Business Analyst
18 14 (2.67%) Systems Analyst
19 13 (2.48%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (8.02%) .NET
2 17 (3.24%) HTML
3 16 (3.05%) WPF
4 12 (2.29%) WCF
5 10 (1.91%) .NET Framework
5 10 (1.91%) XML
5 10 (1.91%) HTML5
6 8 (1.53%) Spring
7 7 (1.34%) WF
8 6 (1.15%) J2EE
9 5 (0.95%) Web Services
9 5 (0.95%) JMS
10 4 (0.76%) WSH
10 4 (0.76%) ASP.NET
10 4 (0.76%) SOAP
10 4 (0.76%) WinForms
10 4 (0.76%) Spring MVC
10 4 (0.76%) SciPy
10 4 (0.76%) NumPy
10 4 (0.76%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 86 (16.41%) Market Risk
2 74 (14.12%) Analytical Skills
3 28 (5.34%) Statistics
4 27 (5.15%) Computer Science
5 26 (4.96%) Derivative
5 26 (4.96%) Fixed Income
6 21 (4.01%) Mathematics
7 13 (2.48%) Grid Computing
8 10 (1.91%) Equities
8 10 (1.91%) Physics
9 9 (1.72%) Equity Derivative
9 9 (1.72%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 7 (1.34%) Management Information System
10 7 (1.34%) Data Integration
11 6 (1.15%) Reference Data
11 6 (1.15%) Economics
12 5 (0.95%) Enterprise Software
12 5 (0.95%) Data Structures
13 4 (0.76%) Algorithms
13 4 (0.76%) Credit Derivative
Operating Systems
1 30 (5.73%) UNIX
2 15 (2.86%) Windows
3 10 (1.91%) Linux
4 8 (1.53%) AIX
5 3 (0.57%) Solaris
6 2 (0.38%) Oracle Linux
7 1 (0.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.19%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (14.50%) Risk Management
2 69 (13.17%) Analytics
3 67 (12.79%) Stakeholder Management
4 65 (12.40%) Agile Software Development
5 51 (9.73%) Business Analysis
6 45 (8.59%) Project Management
7 43 (8.21%) Data Analysis
8 38 (7.25%) Data Modelling
9 37 (7.06%) Stress Testing
10 30 (5.73%) ETL
11 29 (5.53%) Data Management
12 24 (4.58%) Monte Carlo Method
13 23 (4.39%) Scrum
14 22 (4.20%) Migration
15 19 (3.63%) Unit Testing
15 19 (3.63%) Continuous Integration
16 18 (3.44%) Validation
16 18 (3.44%) Business Intelligence
16 18 (3.44%) PRINCE2
17 16 (3.05%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 130 (24.81%) SQL
2 50 (9.54%) C#
3 43 (8.21%) Java
4 31 (5.92%) VBA
5 28 (5.34%) Python
5 28 (5.34%) C++
6 12 (2.29%) MATLAB
6 12 (2.29%) R
7 11 (2.10%) SAS Macro
7 11 (2.10%) JavaScript
8 10 (1.91%) Shell Script
9 7 (1.34%) T-SQL
9 7 (1.34%) C
10 6 (1.15%) Scala
11 5 (0.95%) VB
12 4 (0.76%) VBScript
13 3 (0.57%) Perl
14 2 (0.38%) Fortran
14 2 (0.38%) Korn
15 1 (0.19%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 41 (7.82%) Degree
2 9 (1.72%) ISEB
3 5 (0.95%) PMP
3 5 (0.95%) PMI Certification
4 4 (0.76%) PhD
4 4 (0.76%) ISTQB
5 2 (0.38%) CISSP
5 2 (0.38%) CISA
6 1 (0.19%) CIMA
6 1 (0.19%) CFA
6 1 (0.19%) Postgraduate
6 1 (0.19%) CCA
6 1 (0.19%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (3.63%) Basel III
2 14 (2.67%) Basel II
3 12 (2.29%) QA
4 8 (1.53%) Data Quality
5 6 (1.15%) CRD IV
5 6 (1.15%) Dodd-Frank
6 4 (0.76%) AIFMD
7 3 (0.57%) COREP
7 3 (0.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.38%) Solvency II
8 2 (0.38%) FINREP
8 2 (0.38%) EMIR
9 1 (0.19%) PMBOK
9 1 (0.19%) FATCA
9 1 (0.19%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (0.95%) Apache Flume
2 4 (0.76%) HDFS
3 2 (0.38%) GridGain
3 2 (0.38%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.19%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (1.91%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (1.72%) Control-M
3 5 (0.95%) Oozie
4 4 (0.76%) Tivoli
5 2 (0.38%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 2 (0.38%) Oracle RMAN
5 2 (0.38%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 39 (7.44%) Oracle
2 19 (3.63%) Microsoft
3 15 (2.86%) Murex
4 11 (2.10%) Sybase
5 10 (1.91%) Teradata
6 7 (1.34%) Business Objects
6 7 (1.34%) Informatica
7 6 (1.15%) DataSynapse
7 6 (1.15%) Cloudera
8 4 (0.76%) ION Trading
8 4 (0.76%) Cognos
8 4 (0.76%) IBM
9 3 (0.57%) Calypso
9 3 (0.57%) SunGard
9 3 (0.57%) Sophis
9 3 (0.57%) Perforce
10 2 (0.38%) Reuters
10 2 (0.38%) GoldenSource
10 2 (0.38%) Tableau
10 2 (0.38%) SAP
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