The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of thinkFolio 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 thinkFolio over the 3 months to 19 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 thinkFolio Limited.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
thinkFolio
Rank 576 548 516
Rank change year-on-year
-28 -32
Contract jobs citing thinkFolio 36 38 88
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.062% 0.072% 0.15%
As % of the Vendors category 0.14% 0.15% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 33 68
Average daily rate
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£550 £500 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £471 £430 £368
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £620 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate - £500 £375
% change year-on-year
- +33.33%
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
26411 24620 26895
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.85% 46.66% 46.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 14970 13786 13658
Average daily rate £388 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.33%
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 1179 1110 1356
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £18.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +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 £18.97 £19.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-0.18% +2.70%

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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 Vendors category.

thinkFolio Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

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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

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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 19 September 2014.

thinkFolio Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

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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

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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 19 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +19 36 £550 +10.00% 7
England -6 36 £550 +7.31% 7
City of London +25 17 £550 +4.76% 3
Scotland - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -

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Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 50 (68.49%) Front Office
2 43 (58.90%) Asset Management
3 41 (56.16%) Investment Management
4 38 (52.05%) SQL
5 34 (46.58%) Charles River
6 24 (32.88%) Fixed Income
7 19 (26.03%) LatentZero
8 17 (23.29%) Derivative
8 17 (23.29%) Markit EDM
9 16 (21.92%) Business Analysis
10 15 (20.55%) Finance
10 15 (20.55%) Bloomberg
11 14 (19.18%) Fund Management
12 9 (12.33%) Portfolio Management
13 8 (10.96%) Agile Software Development
14 7 (9.59%) Project Management
15 6 (8.22%) Equities
15 6 (8.22%) Banking
16 5 (6.85%) Front Arena
16 5 (6.85%) Data Analysis
16 5 (6.85%) User Acceptance Testing
16 5 (6.85%) Financial Modelling
16 5 (6.85%) Back Office
16 5 (6.85%) Reuters
16 5 (6.85%) Fidessa
16 5 (6.85%) SQL Server
17 4 (5.48%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 4 (5.48%) LongView
17 4 (5.48%) Risk Management
17 4 (5.48%) Change Management

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Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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.

Applications
1 1 (1.37%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 19 (26.03%) LatentZero
2 17 (23.29%) Markit EDM
3 5 (6.85%) Front Arena
4 4 (5.48%) LongView
4 4 (5.48%) Sentinel
5 3 (4.11%) Tesseract
5 3 (4.11%) Minerva
6 1 (1.37%) SimCorp Dimension
6 1 (1.37%) Eagle PACE
6 1 (1.37%) Global One
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.37%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.85%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.11%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (2.74%) Crystal Reports
3 2 (2.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.37%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.37%) RDBMS
General
1 50 (68.49%) Front Office
2 15 (20.55%) Finance
3 6 (8.22%) Banking
4 5 (6.85%) Back Office
5 2 (2.74%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.37%) Retail
6 1 (1.37%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 54 (73.97%) Analyst
2 28 (38.36%) Business Analyst
3 19 (26.03%) Support Analyst
4 18 (24.66%) Applications Support
5 11 (15.07%) Applications Support Analyst
6 10 (13.70%) Project Manager
7 6 (8.22%) Senior Analyst
7 6 (8.22%) Test Analyst
8 5 (6.85%) Senior Business Analyst
9 4 (5.48%) Systems Analyst
10 3 (4.11%) Consultant
11 2 (2.74%) Systems Support Analyst
11 2 (2.74%) Systems Test Analyst
11 2 (2.74%) Senior Manager
11 2 (2.74%) Systems Support
11 2 (2.74%) Senior Project Manager
12 1 (1.37%) IT Business Analyst
12 1 (1.37%) Front Arena Support
12 1 (1.37%) Business Manager
12 1 (1.37%) Lead Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.37%) FIX Protocol
1 1 (1.37%) FIXML
1 1 (1.37%) WebSphere MQ
1 1 (1.37%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 24 (32.88%) Fixed Income
2 17 (23.29%) Derivative
3 6 (8.22%) Equities
4 4 (5.48%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 2 (2.74%) PMI
5 2 (2.74%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.74%) Hedge funds
5 2 (2.74%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.74%) Swaptions
6 1 (1.37%) Credit Derivative
6 1 (1.37%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.74%) Windows
2 1 (1.37%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (58.90%) Asset Management
2 41 (56.16%) Investment Management
3 16 (21.92%) Business Analysis
4 14 (19.18%) Fund Management
5 9 (12.33%) Portfolio Management
6 8 (10.96%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (9.59%) Project Management
8 5 (6.85%) Data Analysis
8 5 (6.85%) User Acceptance Testing
8 5 (6.85%) Financial Modelling
9 4 (5.48%) Risk Management
9 4 (5.48%) Change Management
10 3 (4.11%) GAP Analysis
10 3 (4.11%) Migration
11 2 (2.74%) Business Intelligence
11 2 (2.74%) PRINCE2
11 2 (2.74%) ETL
11 2 (2.74%) Regression Testing
11 2 (2.74%) Test Scripting
11 2 (2.74%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 38 (52.05%) SQL
2 3 (4.11%) VBA
3 2 (2.74%) T-SQL
3 2 (2.74%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (2.74%) PMI Certification
2 1 (1.37%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.74%) ISO/IEC 20000
1 2 (2.74%) EMIR
2 1 (1.37%) Dodd-Frank
2 1 (1.37%) UCITS
2 1 (1.37%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 2 (2.74%) Control-M
2 1 (1.37%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.37%) Foglight
Vendors
1 34 (46.58%) Charles River
2 15 (20.55%) Bloomberg
3 5 (6.85%) Reuters
3 5 (6.85%) Fidessa
4 3 (4.11%) SimCorp
4 3 (4.11%) Murex
5 2 (2.74%) Misys
5 2 (2.74%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (2.74%) Algorithmics
5 2 (2.74%) Sophis
5 2 (2.74%) RIMES
5 2 (2.74%) Wall Street Systems
5 2 (2.74%) BI-SAM
6 1 (1.37%) FactSet
6 1 (1.37%) StatPro
6 1 (1.37%) Informatica
6 1 (1.37%) Calypso
City of London
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Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
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Rate: £550.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £300 - £500 per day
Posted: 10 days ago