The table below looks at the statistics for the Quantitative Analyst role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Quantitative Analyst in their job title over the 3 months to 18 December 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.

Location
3 months to
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quant Analyst
Rank 592 554 520
Rank change year-on-year
-38 -34
Contract jobs requiring a Quantitative Analyst 16 15 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.029% 0.029% 0.046%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.032% 0.031% 0.050%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 12 17
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£625 £638 £600
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.96% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £355 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £850 £673 £700
UK excluding London average daily rate £625 £375 £185
% change year-on-year
+66.66% +102.70%
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 Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
50785 47790 46152
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 91.81% 92.47% 92.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 32295 28808 26045
Average daily rate £400 £400 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2049 2106 2641
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -5.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.64 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

Quantitative Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Quantitative Analyst in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Quantitative Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Quantitative Analyst
Daily Rate Trend

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

Quantitative Analyst Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Quantitative Analyst
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Quantitative Analyst within the UK over the 3 months to 18 December 2014.

Quantitative Analyst Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Quantitative Analyst
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Quantitative Analyst Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Quantitative Analyst
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 Quantitative Analyst within the UK over the 3 months to 18 December 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 -29 15 £638 - 4
London +25 14 £650 - 4
City of London +12 8 £850 +30.76%

Quantitative Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Quantitative Analyst in their job title 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 with Quantitative Analyst in their job title.

1 14 (53.85%) C++
2 10 (38.46%) Finance
3 9 (34.62%) Front Office
4 7 (26.92%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 7 (26.92%) PhD
5 6 (23.08%) Degree
5 6 (23.08%) Mathematics
5 6 (23.08%) Analytics
6 5 (19.23%) Credit Risk
6 5 (19.23%) Physics
6 5 (19.23%) Risk Management
6 5 (19.23%) SQL
7 4 (15.38%) VBA
7 4 (15.38%) Python
7 4 (15.38%) Banking
8 3 (11.54%) Investment Banking
8 3 (11.54%) Computer Science
8 3 (11.54%) Quantitative Analysis
8 3 (11.54%) Fixed Income
8 3 (11.54%) Analytical Skills
9 2 (7.69%) Validation
9 2 (7.69%) Eclipse
9 2 (7.69%) Basel II
9 2 (7.69%) Stress Testing
9 2 (7.69%) Market Risk
9 2 (7.69%) Monte Carlo Method
9 2 (7.69%) R
9 2 (7.69%) Automated Testing
9 2 (7.69%) Refactoring
9 2 (7.69%) Data Management

Quantitative Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Quantitative Analyst in their job title 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 with Quantitative Analyst in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (3.85%) MS Excel
1 1 (3.85%) MS Office
1 1 (3.85%) S-PLUS
1 1 (3.85%) LaTeX
Development Applications
1 2 (7.69%) Eclipse
General
1 10 (38.46%) Finance
2 9 (34.62%) Front Office
3 4 (15.38%) Banking
4 3 (11.54%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.85%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (26.92%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 6 (23.08%) Mathematics
3 5 (19.23%) Credit Risk
3 5 (19.23%) Physics
4 3 (11.54%) Computer Science
4 3 (11.54%) Fixed Income
4 3 (11.54%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (7.69%) Market Risk
5 2 (7.69%) Derivative
5 2 (7.69%) Equity Derivative
5 2 (7.69%) Statistics
6 1 (3.85%) Economics
6 1 (3.85%) Hedge funds
6 1 (3.85%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.85%) Windows
1 1 (3.85%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (23.08%) Analytics
2 5 (19.23%) Risk Management
3 3 (11.54%) Quantitative Analysis
4 2 (7.69%) Validation
4 2 (7.69%) Stress Testing
4 2 (7.69%) Monte Carlo Method
4 2 (7.69%) Automated Testing
4 2 (7.69%) Refactoring
4 2 (7.69%) Data Management
4 2 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (3.85%) Statistical Modelling
5 1 (3.85%) Risk Analytics
5 1 (3.85%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 1 (3.85%) Financial Modelling
5 1 (3.85%) Quantitative Risk Management
5 1 (3.85%) Probability Theory
Programming Languages
1 14 (53.85%) C++
2 5 (19.23%) SQL
3 4 (15.38%) VBA
3 4 (15.38%) Python
4 2 (7.69%) R
5 1 (3.85%) MATLAB
5 1 (3.85%) Java
5 1 (3.85%) C
5 1 (3.85%) C#
Qualifications
1 7 (26.92%) PhD
2 6 (23.08%) Degree
3 1 (3.85%) CFA
3 1 (3.85%) MCT
3 1 (3.85%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.69%) Basel II
2 1 (3.85%) Solvency II
2 1 (3.85%) EMIR
Vendors
1 1 (3.85%) Microsoft
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