The table below looks at the statistics for thinkFolio skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited thinkFolio over the 3 months to 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Markit thinkFolio
Rank 548 568 488
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -80
Contract jobs citing thinkFolio 45 31 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.081% 0.055% 0.16%
As % of the Business Applications category 1.00% 0.63% 1.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 22 65
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£550 £563 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.22% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £450 £410
10% offered a daily rate of more than £740 £650 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £525 £425
% change year-on-year
-23.80% +23.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £50.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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

Business Applications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Business Applications category
4518 4934 4558
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 8.08% 8.75% 9.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 2533 2769 2327
Average daily rate £438 £425 £448
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -5.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £425
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 42 77
Average hourly rate £30.75 £33.00 £37.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.81% -12.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.43 £14.30 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.55 £55.00 £78.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 £33.00 £37.80
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -12.69%

thinkFolio
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing thinkFolio within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Business Applications category.

thinkFolio Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

thinkFolio
Daily Rate Trend

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

thinkFolio Daily Rate Trend in the UK

thinkFolio
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing thinkFolio within the UK over the 3 months to 17 April 2015.

thinkFolio Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

thinkFolio
Hourly Rate Trend

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

thinkFolio Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

thinkFolio
Top 5 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing thinkFolio within the UK over the 3 months to 17 April 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
London +13 37 £550 -2.22% 20
England +4 37 £550 -2.22% 20
City of London +18 9 £563 +12.50% 12
Scotland +7 8 £400 -23.80% 1
Edinburgh -1 5 £400 -38.46% 1

thinkFolio
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing thinkFolio 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 thinkFolio.

1 61 (64.21%) Front Office
2 56 (58.95%) Asset Management
3 53 (55.79%) SQL
4 42 (44.21%) Investment Management
5 40 (42.11%) Finance
6 38 (40.00%) Fixed Income
7 35 (36.84%) Markit EDM
8 27 (28.42%) SQL Server
9 26 (27.37%) Charles River
9 26 (27.37%) Derivative
9 26 (27.37%) LatentZero
10 24 (25.26%) Bloomberg
11 21 (22.11%) Equities
12 20 (21.05%) Fund Management
13 19 (20.00%) Oracle
14 16 (16.84%) Banking
15 15 (15.79%) VBA
16 14 (14.74%) UNIX
16 14 (14.74%) Back Office
17 12 (12.63%) User Acceptance Testing
18 11 (11.58%) Investment Banking
19 10 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
19 10 (10.53%) Control-M
20 9 (9.47%) Fidessa
20 9 (9.47%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
20 9 (9.47%) Problem Management
21 8 (8.42%) Portfolio Management
22 7 (7.37%) Workflow
22 7 (7.37%) Management Information System
22 7 (7.37%) Java

thinkFolio
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing thinkFolio 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 thinkFolio. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (4.21%) SharePoint
2 3 (3.16%) Oracle Workflow
2 3 (3.16%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.05%) Lync
Applications
1 4 (4.21%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.05%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.05%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 35 (36.84%) Markit EDM
2 26 (27.37%) LatentZero
3 7 (7.37%) Eagle PACE
4 5 (5.26%) SimCorp Dimension
5 4 (4.21%) Agresso
5 4 (4.21%) Tesseract
5 4 (4.21%) Minerva
5 4 (4.21%) Sentinel
5 4 (4.21%) Eikon
5 4 (4.21%) Oracle BPM
6 2 (2.11%) Front Arena
7 1 (1.05%) LongView
7 1 (1.05%) PORTIA
7 1 (1.05%) SunGard APT
7 1 (1.05%) Investran
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.05%) ADSL
1 1 (1.05%) LAN
1 1 (1.05%) WAN
1 1 (1.05%) TCP/IP
1 1 (1.05%) VPN
1 1 (1.05%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (28.42%) SQL Server
2 7 (7.37%) MS Access
3 5 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (5.26%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.05%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.05%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 3 (3.16%) JIRA
1 3 (3.16%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 61 (64.21%) Front Office
2 40 (42.11%) Finance
3 16 (16.84%) Banking
4 14 (14.74%) Back Office
5 11 (11.58%) Investment Banking
6 4 (4.21%) Marketing
7 3 (3.16%) Legal
8 2 (2.11%) Retail
9 1 (1.05%) Advertising
9 1 (1.05%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 65 (68.42%) Analyst
2 31 (32.63%) Business Analyst
3 23 (24.21%) Support Analyst
4 13 (13.68%) Applications Support
5 12 (12.63%) Developer
6 9 (9.47%) Applications Support Analyst
7 8 (8.42%) VBA Developer
8 7 (7.37%) Excel Developer
9 6 (6.32%) Excel VBA Developer
10 5 (5.26%) Analyst Developer
11 4 (4.21%) Test Manager
11 4 (4.21%) Test Analyst
12 3 (3.16%) Architect
12 3 (3.16%) Solutions Architect
12 3 (3.16%) Support Specialist
12 3 (3.16%) Environment Manager
13 2 (2.11%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
13 2 (2.11%) Test Environment Manager
13 2 (2.11%) Banking Business Analyst
13 2 (2.11%) Developer Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.26%) XML
1 5 (5.26%) XSLT
2 3 (3.16%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (1.05%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 38 (40.00%) Fixed Income
2 26 (27.37%) Derivative
3 21 (22.11%) Equities
4 9 (9.47%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 7 (7.37%) Management Information System
6 6 (6.32%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (2.11%) Hedge funds
7 2 (2.11%) Equity Derivative
8 1 (1.05%) Data Integration
8 1 (1.05%) iPhone
8 1 (1.05%) Enterprise Storage
8 1 (1.05%) Replication
8 1 (1.05%) Blackberry
8 1 (1.05%) SecurID
8 1 (1.05%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 14 (14.74%) UNIX
2 6 (6.32%) Windows
3 3 (3.16%) Linux
4 2 (2.11%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (2.11%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.05%) Windows 8
5 1 (1.05%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.05%) Windows XP
5 1 (1.05%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (58.95%) Asset Management
2 42 (44.21%) Investment Management
3 20 (21.05%) Fund Management
4 12 (12.63%) User Acceptance Testing
5 10 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (9.47%) Problem Management
7 8 (8.42%) Portfolio Management
8 7 (7.37%) Performance Tuning
8 7 (7.37%) Workflow
9 6 (6.32%) Stakeholder Management
9 6 (6.32%) Change Management
9 6 (6.32%) Business Analysis
10 5 (5.26%) Data Management
11 4 (4.21%) Data Analysis
11 4 (4.21%) Test Management
11 4 (4.21%) OO
11 4 (4.21%) Test Automation
12 3 (3.16%) Database Tuning
12 3 (3.16%) Root Cause Analysis
12 3 (3.16%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 53 (55.79%) SQL
2 15 (15.79%) VBA
3 7 (7.37%) Java
4 5 (5.26%) VBScript
5 4 (4.21%) T-SQL
6 3 (3.16%) Perl
7 2 (2.11%) Python
8 1 (1.05%) C
8 1 (1.05%) C++
Qualifications
1 5 (5.26%) Degree
2 2 (2.11%) CFA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.16%) QA
System Software
1 2 (2.11%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.05%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.05%) XenApp
2 1 (1.05%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 10 (10.53%) Control-M
2 1 (1.05%) SCCM
2 1 (1.05%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 26 (27.37%) Charles River
2 24 (25.26%) Bloomberg
3 19 (20.00%) Oracle
4 9 (9.47%) Fidessa
5 6 (6.32%) Sybase
6 5 (5.26%) Murex
6 5 (5.26%) SimCorp
7 4 (4.21%) Microsoft
7 4 (4.21%) Business Objects
7 4 (4.21%) Metastorm
7 4 (4.21%) Salesforce.com
8 3 (3.16%) HP
9 2 (2.11%) Citrix
9 2 (2.11%) VMware
9 2 (2.11%) Calypso
10 1 (1.05%) SunGard
10 1 (1.05%) IBM
10 1 (1.05%) Sophis
10 1 (1.05%) Blue Coat
10 1 (1.05%) CheckPoint
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