The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Quantitative Risk Analyst featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 2 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
2 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quantitative Risk Analyst
Rank 623 626 621
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Quantitative Risk Analyst 18 9 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.032% 0.016% 0.016%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.034% 0.017% 0.017%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 9 9
Median daily rate £663 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.50% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £333 £425
10% offered a daily rate of more than £738 £750 £605
UK excluding London median daily rate - - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
52905 53749 52268
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.91% 94.76% 94.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 34482 32631 31888
Median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1534 2150 2151
Median hourly rate £17.56 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.34% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+6.98% -1.02%

Quantitative Risk Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Quantitative Risk Analyst in the job title.

Quantitative Risk Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Quantitative Risk Analyst
Daily Rate Trend

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

Quantitative Risk Analyst Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Quantitative Risk Analyst
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Quantitative Risk Analyst within the UK over the 3 months to 2 May 2016.

Quantitative Risk Analyst Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Quantitative Risk Analyst
Top 4 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Quantitative Risk Analyst within the UK over the 3 months to 2 May 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +9 17 £663 +32.50%
London -19 17 £663 +32.50%
City of London +35 1 £700 +60.91%
Scotland - 1 - -

Quantitative Risk Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 May 2016, Quantitative Risk Analyst contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Quantitative Risk Analyst in the job title.

1 24 (82.76%) Finance
2 15 (51.72%) Mathematics
3 13 (44.83%) Degree
4 12 (41.38%) Derivative
4 12 (41.38%) C#
5 11 (37.93%) Physics
5 11 (37.93%) Risk Management
6 10 (34.48%) Market Risk
7 9 (31.03%) Front Office
7 9 (31.03%) Analytics
8 8 (27.59%) C++
9 7 (24.14%) Validation
9 7 (24.14%) Banking
10 6 (20.69%) QA
10 6 (20.69%) VBA
10 6 (20.69%) Analytical Skills
11 5 (17.24%) Test Automation
11 5 (17.24%) .NET
11 5 (17.24%) MSMQ
11 5 (17.24%) SQL
11 5 (17.24%) HP UFT
11 5 (17.24%) Algorithmics
11 5 (17.24%) Equity Derivative
11 5 (17.24%) Investment Banking
11 5 (17.24%) Credit Risk
11 5 (17.24%) Selenium
12 4 (13.79%) Stress Testing
12 4 (13.79%) Risk Analytics
13 3 (10.34%) Quantitative Risk Management
13 3 (10.34%) LaTeX

Quantitative Risk Analyst Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (3.45%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (10.34%) LaTeX
1 3 (10.34%) MS Office
2 2 (6.90%) MS Excel
2 2 (6.90%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.90%) Cloud Computing
Development Applications
1 5 (17.24%) HP UFT
1 5 (17.24%) Selenium
General
1 24 (82.76%) Finance
2 9 (31.03%) Front Office
3 7 (24.14%) Banking
4 5 (17.24%) Investment Banking
5 2 (6.90%) Retail
6 1 (3.45%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (17.24%) .NET
1 5 (17.24%) MSMQ
2 2 (6.90%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 15 (51.72%) Mathematics
2 12 (41.38%) Derivative
3 11 (37.93%) Physics
4 10 (34.48%) Market Risk
5 6 (20.69%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (17.24%) Credit Risk
6 5 (17.24%) Equity Derivative
7 2 (6.90%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 2 (6.90%) Statistics
7 2 (6.90%) Swaptions
8 1 (3.45%) Computer Science
8 1 (3.45%) Credit Derivative
8 1 (3.45%) Hedge funds
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (37.93%) Risk Management
2 9 (31.03%) Analytics
3 7 (24.14%) Validation
4 5 (17.24%) Test Automation
5 4 (13.79%) Risk Analytics
5 4 (13.79%) Stress Testing
6 3 (10.34%) Business Analysis
6 3 (10.34%) Greeks
6 3 (10.34%) Quantitative Risk Management
7 2 (6.90%) Quantitative Analysis
8 1 (3.45%) Monte Carlo Method
8 1 (3.45%) Risk Assessment
8 1 (3.45%) Statistical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 12 (41.38%) C#
2 8 (27.59%) C++
3 6 (20.69%) VBA
4 5 (17.24%) SQL
5 3 (10.34%) MATLAB
5 3 (10.34%) R
6 2 (6.90%) Haskell
6 2 (6.90%) Python
Qualifications
1 13 (44.83%) Degree
2 2 (6.90%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (20.69%) QA
2 1 (3.45%) Basel III
Vendors
1 5 (17.24%) Algorithmics