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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Markit thinkFolio
Rank 566 552 505
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -47
Contract jobs citing thinkFolio 41 30 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.076% 0.057% 0.093%
As % of the Business Applications category 0.97% 0.65% 1.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 25 31
Average daily rate
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£550 £575 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.34% +21.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £435 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £750 £650 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £550 £525 £550
% change year-on-year
+4.76% -4.54%
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
4245 4595 4335
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.84% 8.73% 9.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 2423 2564 2180
Average daily rate £450 £425 £448
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £588
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £425
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 52 79
Average hourly rate £22.50 £35.00 £37.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.71% -7.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £15.60 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.80 £52.50 £57.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £37.49 £37.80
% change year-on-year
-39.98% -0.82%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 0 36 £550 -4.34% 8
England -18 36 £550 -4.34% 8
City of London +12 13 £550 +15.78% 5
Edinburgh +3 5 £550 -15.38% 1
Scotland -1 5 £550 +4.76% 1

thinkFolio
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 51 (57.30%) Front Office
1 51 (57.30%) Asset Management
2 43 (48.31%) Investment Management
3 42 (47.19%) SQL
4 39 (43.82%) Fixed Income
5 33 (37.08%) Finance
6 27 (30.34%) Markit EDM
7 26 (29.21%) Charles River
7 26 (29.21%) LatentZero
8 21 (23.60%) Derivative
8 21 (23.60%) Equities
9 20 (22.47%) SQL Server
10 19 (21.35%) Bloomberg
11 18 (20.22%) Fund Management
12 15 (16.85%) Banking
13 14 (15.73%) Oracle
14 13 (14.61%) User Acceptance Testing
15 11 (12.36%) Investment Banking
16 10 (11.24%) Agile Software Development
16 10 (11.24%) Back Office
17 9 (10.11%) Fidessa
17 9 (10.11%) VBA
17 9 (10.11%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 9 (10.11%) Portfolio Management
17 9 (10.11%) Analytical Skills
18 8 (8.99%) Eagle PACE
18 8 (8.99%) Sentinel
19 7 (7.87%) Tesseract
19 7 (7.87%) Minerva
19 7 (7.87%) Workflow

thinkFolio
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 3 (3.37%) Oracle Workflow
1 3 (3.37%) WebSphere
1 3 (3.37%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (4.49%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 27 (30.34%) Markit EDM
2 26 (29.21%) LatentZero
3 8 (8.99%) Eagle PACE
3 8 (8.99%) Sentinel
4 7 (7.87%) Tesseract
4 7 (7.87%) Minerva
5 5 (5.62%) Eikon
5 5 (5.62%) SimCorp Dimension
5 5 (5.62%) Agresso
6 4 (4.49%) Oracle BPM
7 2 (2.25%) Front Arena
8 1 (1.12%) SunGard APT
8 1 (1.12%) Investran
8 1 (1.12%) PORTIA
8 1 (1.12%) LongView
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.12%) LAN
1 1 (1.12%) WAN
1 1 (1.12%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (22.47%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.62%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (4.49%) MS Access
4 3 (3.37%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.12%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.12%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 3 (3.37%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 3 (3.37%) JIRA
General
1 51 (57.30%) Front Office
2 33 (37.08%) Finance
3 15 (16.85%) Banking
4 11 (12.36%) Investment Banking
5 10 (11.24%) Back Office
6 4 (4.49%) Marketing
6 4 (4.49%) Legal
7 2 (2.25%) Financial Institution
8 1 (1.12%) Advertising
8 1 (1.12%) Retail
Job Titles
1 59 (66.29%) Analyst
2 30 (33.71%) Business Analyst
3 19 (21.35%) Support Analyst
4 17 (19.10%) Applications Support
5 9 (10.11%) Applications Support Analyst
6 8 (8.99%) Developer
7 4 (4.49%) Solutions Architect
7 4 (4.49%) Test Manager
7 4 (4.49%) Test Analyst
7 4 (4.49%) Architect
7 4 (4.49%) Excel Developer
7 4 (4.49%) VBA Developer
8 3 (3.37%) Senior Analyst
8 3 (3.37%) Analyst Developer
8 3 (3.37%) Excel VBA Developer
8 3 (3.37%) Environment Manager
9 2 (2.25%) Systems Analyst
9 2 (2.25%) Consultant
9 2 (2.25%) Systems Support
9 2 (2.25%) Support Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.62%) XML
1 5 (5.62%) XSLT
2 3 (3.37%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (1.12%) WebSphere Message Broker
3 1 (1.12%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 39 (43.82%) Fixed Income
2 21 (23.60%) Derivative
2 21 (23.60%) Equities
3 9 (10.11%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 9 (10.11%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (3.37%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.25%) Equity Derivative
6 1 (1.12%) Hedge funds
6 1 (1.12%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (1.12%) Data Integration
6 1 (1.12%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 7 (7.87%) UNIX
2 5 (5.62%) Windows
3 3 (3.37%) Linux
4 2 (2.25%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.12%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.12%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (57.30%) Asset Management
2 43 (48.31%) Investment Management
3 18 (20.22%) Fund Management
4 13 (14.61%) User Acceptance Testing
5 10 (11.24%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (10.11%) Portfolio Management
7 7 (7.87%) Workflow
7 7 (7.87%) Stakeholder Management
8 6 (6.74%) Business Analysis
8 6 (6.74%) Data Management
8 6 (6.74%) Problem Management
9 5 (5.62%) Performance Tuning
9 5 (5.62%) Change Management
10 4 (4.49%) OO
10 4 (4.49%) Data Analysis
10 4 (4.49%) Test Management
10 4 (4.49%) Test Automation
11 3 (3.37%) Product Management
11 3 (3.37%) Integration Testing
11 3 (3.37%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 42 (47.19%) SQL
2 9 (10.11%) VBA
3 5 (5.62%) VBScript
3 5 (5.62%) Java
4 3 (3.37%) Perl
5 2 (2.25%) T-SQL
5 2 (2.25%) Python
6 1 (1.12%) C
6 1 (1.12%) C++
Qualifications
1 5 (5.62%) Degree
2 2 (2.25%) CFA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.37%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.12%) VMware ESXi
1 1 (1.12%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (1.12%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (4.49%) Control-M
2 1 (1.12%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.12%) SCCM
Vendors
1 26 (29.21%) Charles River
2 19 (21.35%) Bloomberg
3 14 (15.73%) Oracle
4 9 (10.11%) Fidessa
5 6 (6.74%) Sybase
6 5 (5.62%) SimCorp
6 5 (5.62%) Murex
7 4 (4.49%) Salesforce.com
7 4 (4.49%) Microsoft
7 4 (4.49%) Business Objects
7 4 (4.49%) Metastorm
8 2 (2.25%) Calypso
8 2 (2.25%) HP
8 2 (2.25%) VMware
9 1 (1.12%) MarketAxess
9 1 (1.12%) Tradeweb
9 1 (1.12%) Yardi
9 1 (1.12%) BI-SAM
9 1 (1.12%) FactSet
9 1 (1.12%) Sophis
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