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 31 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
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Markit thinkFolio
Rank 544 560 480
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -80
Contract jobs citing thinkFolio 45 28 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.082% 0.053% 0.15%
As % of the Business Applications category 1.00% 0.61% 1.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 20 56
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£576 £538 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.06% +2.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £448 £438
10% offered a daily rate of more than £745 £650 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £250 - £425
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
4514 4601 4211
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 8.21% 8.63% 9.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 2578 2512 2134
Average daily rate £450 £425 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £410 £425
% change year-on-year
+3.65% -3.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 47 69
Average hourly rate £30.00 £22.50 £37.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -40.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.30 £16.39
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.40 £55.00 £59.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £33.00 £37.80
% change year-on-year
-46.96% -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 31 March 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 31 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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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 +17 40 £600 +11.67% 19
England +5 40 £600 +11.67% 19
City of London +7 8 £650 +44.44% 13
Scotland - 5 £250 - 3
Edinburgh - 2 £250 - 3

thinkFolio
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 66 (69.47%) Front Office
2 56 (58.95%) Asset Management
3 52 (54.74%) SQL
4 43 (45.26%) Investment Management
5 38 (40.00%) Fixed Income
6 36 (37.89%) Finance
7 35 (36.84%) Markit EDM
8 27 (28.42%) Derivative
9 26 (27.37%) SQL Server
10 25 (26.32%) Charles River
11 24 (25.26%) LatentZero
12 22 (23.16%) Bloomberg
13 20 (21.05%) Equities
13 20 (21.05%) Fund Management
14 17 (17.89%) Oracle
15 16 (16.84%) VBA
16 13 (13.68%) UNIX
16 13 (13.68%) Banking
16 13 (13.68%) Back Office
17 10 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
17 10 (10.53%) Control-M
17 10 (10.53%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 10 (10.53%) User Acceptance Testing
18 9 (9.47%) Investment Banking
19 8 (8.42%) Fidessa
19 8 (8.42%) Problem Management
20 7 (7.37%) Performance Tuning
20 7 (7.37%) Java
20 7 (7.37%) MS Access
20 7 (7.37%) Business Analysis

thinkFolio
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 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
3 2 (2.11%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.05%) Lync
Applications
1 4 (4.21%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.05%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.05%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (1.05%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 35 (36.84%) Markit EDM
2 24 (25.26%) LatentZero
3 6 (6.32%) Eagle PACE
4 4 (4.21%) Sentinel
4 4 (4.21%) SimCorp Dimension
5 3 (3.16%) Tesseract
5 3 (3.16%) Minerva
5 3 (3.16%) Oracle BPM
6 2 (2.11%) Front Arena
7 1 (1.05%) PORTIA
7 1 (1.05%) Agresso
7 1 (1.05%) LongView
7 1 (1.05%) SunGard APT
7 1 (1.05%) Investran
7 1 (1.05%) Eikon
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 26 (27.37%) SQL Server
2 7 (7.37%) MS Access
3 5 (5.26%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (4.21%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.05%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.05%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (3.16%) JIRA
1 3 (3.16%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 66 (69.47%) Front Office
2 36 (37.89%) Finance
3 13 (13.68%) Back Office
3 13 (13.68%) Banking
4 9 (9.47%) Investment Banking
5 4 (4.21%) Marketing
6 2 (2.11%) Retail
6 2 (2.11%) Legal
Job Titles
1 68 (71.58%) Analyst
2 36 (37.89%) Business Analyst
3 22 (23.16%) Support Analyst
4 11 (11.58%) Developer
5 10 (10.53%) Applications Support
6 8 (8.42%) VBA Developer
7 7 (7.37%) Excel Developer
7 7 (7.37%) Applications Support Analyst
8 6 (6.32%) Excel VBA Developer
9 5 (5.26%) Analyst Developer
10 4 (4.21%) Test Analyst
11 3 (3.16%) Test Manager
11 3 (3.16%) Support Specialist
12 2 (2.11%) Senior Analyst
12 2 (2.11%) Technical Analyst
12 2 (2.11%) Project Manager
12 2 (2.11%) Consultant
12 2 (2.11%) Banking Business Analyst
12 2 (2.11%) Developer Analyst
12 2 (2.11%) Environment Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.26%) XML
1 5 (5.26%) XSLT
2 2 (2.11%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (1.05%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 38 (40.00%) Fixed Income
2 27 (28.42%) Derivative
3 20 (21.05%) Equities
4 10 (10.53%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 7 (7.37%) Management Information System
6 5 (5.26%) 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 13 (13.68%) UNIX
2 5 (5.26%) Windows
3 2 (2.11%) Linux
3 2 (2.11%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (2.11%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.05%) Windows 8
4 1 (1.05%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (1.05%) Windows XP
4 1 (1.05%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (58.95%) Asset Management
2 43 (45.26%) Investment Management
3 20 (21.05%) Fund Management
4 10 (10.53%) User Acceptance Testing
4 10 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (8.42%) Problem Management
6 7 (7.37%) Performance Tuning
6 7 (7.37%) Business Analysis
7 6 (6.32%) Change Management
7 6 (6.32%) Workflow
7 6 (6.32%) Portfolio Management
8 5 (5.26%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (5.26%) Data Management
9 4 (4.21%) Data Analysis
10 3 (3.16%) Content Management
10 3 (3.16%) Requirements Analysis
10 3 (3.16%) Test Management
10 3 (3.16%) Data Modelling
10 3 (3.16%) OO
10 3 (3.16%) Financial Modelling
Programming Languages
1 52 (54.74%) SQL
2 16 (16.84%) VBA
3 7 (7.37%) Java
4 5 (5.26%) VBScript
5 4 (4.21%) T-SQL
6 2 (2.11%) Perl
6 2 (2.11%) Python
7 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
Vendors
1 25 (26.32%) Charles River
2 22 (23.16%) Bloomberg
3 17 (17.89%) Oracle
4 8 (8.42%) Fidessa
5 5 (5.26%) Sybase
5 5 (5.26%) Microsoft
5 5 (5.26%) Murex
6 4 (4.21%) SimCorp
7 3 (3.16%) Metastorm
7 3 (3.16%) Business Objects
7 3 (3.16%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (2.11%) Calypso
8 2 (2.11%) HP
8 2 (2.11%) Citrix
8 2 (2.11%) VMware
9 1 (1.05%) Sophis
9 1 (1.05%) Blue Coat
9 1 (1.05%) Yardi
9 1 (1.05%) BI-SAM
9 1 (1.05%) FactSet
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