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 24 November 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
24 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
thinkFolio
Rank 560 545 546
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +1
Contract jobs citing thinkFolio 56 40 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.098% 0.077% 0.069%
As % of the Vendors category 0.22% 0.17% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 32 23
Average daily rate
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£525 £525 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £453 £360
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £643 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £613 £500 £375
% change year-on-year
+22.50% +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
25444 24019 24999
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 44.63% 46.23% 47.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 14996 13651 12918
Average daily rate £388 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.42% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1249 1189 1370
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.56 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.15 £17.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.02% -5.40%

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 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

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 24 November 2014.

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 24 November 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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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 +29 54 £525 - 12
England -8 54 £525 - 12
City of London +11 19 £575 +9.52% 9
Scotland -5 2 £613 +22.50%
Edinburgh -7 2 £613 +22.50%

thinkFolio
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 69 (72.63%) Front Office
2 57 (60.00%) Asset Management
3 56 (58.95%) SQL
4 44 (46.32%) Investment Management
5 33 (34.74%) Charles River
6 32 (33.68%) Markit EDM
7 28 (29.47%) Finance
7 28 (29.47%) Fixed Income
8 21 (22.11%) Derivative
9 20 (21.05%) Bloomberg
10 15 (15.79%) SQL Server
10 15 (15.79%) Business Analysis
10 15 (15.79%) Fund Management
10 15 (15.79%) Equities
11 12 (12.63%) LatentZero
12 11 (11.58%) Change Management
13 10 (10.53%) VBA
13 10 (10.53%) UNIX
13 10 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
14 9 (9.47%) Back Office
14 9 (9.47%) Control-M
14 9 (9.47%) Portfolio Management
15 8 (8.42%) Project Management
15 8 (8.42%) Financial Modelling
15 8 (8.42%) SQL Server 2008
16 6 (6.32%) Data Management
16 6 (6.32%) Management Information System
17 5 (5.26%) Stakeholder Management
17 5 (5.26%) Banking
17 5 (5.26%) Data Analysis

thinkFolio
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 November 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.05%) SharePoint
1 1 (1.05%) Lync
Applications
1 1 (1.05%) MS Project
1 1 (1.05%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.05%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (1.05%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 32 (33.68%) Markit EDM
2 12 (12.63%) LatentZero
3 3 (3.16%) Sentinel
3 3 (3.16%) Front Arena
4 1 (1.05%) Eagle PACE
4 1 (1.05%) Tesseract
4 1 (1.05%) Minerva
4 1 (1.05%) LongView
4 1 (1.05%) Global One
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.05%) ADSL
1 1 (1.05%) FTP
1 1 (1.05%) TCP/IP
1 1 (1.05%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (15.79%) SQL Server
2 8 (8.42%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (3.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (3.16%) MS Access
4 2 (2.11%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (1.05%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.05%) Relational Database
General
1 69 (72.63%) Front Office
2 28 (29.47%) Finance
3 9 (9.47%) Back Office
4 5 (5.26%) Banking
5 2 (2.11%) Retail
6 1 (1.05%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.05%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 65 (68.42%) Analyst
2 32 (33.68%) Support Analyst
3 28 (29.47%) Business Analyst
4 19 (20.00%) Applications Support
5 13 (13.68%) Applications Support Analyst
6 12 (12.63%) Project Manager
7 5 (5.26%) Senior Business Analyst
7 5 (5.26%) Senior Analyst
8 4 (4.21%) Developer
8 4 (4.21%) Systems Analyst
8 4 (4.21%) Consultant
8 4 (4.21%) VBA Developer
9 3 (3.16%) Test Analyst
9 3 (3.16%) Support Specialist
9 3 (3.16%) Senior Manager
9 3 (3.16%) Senior Project Manager
9 3 (3.16%) Excel Developer
9 3 (3.16%) Excel VBA Developer
10 2 (2.11%) Analyst Developer
10 2 (2.11%) Systems Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.26%) FIX Protocol
2 1 (1.05%) XML
2 1 (1.05%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 28 (29.47%) Fixed Income
2 21 (22.11%) Derivative
3 15 (15.79%) Equities
4 6 (6.32%) Management Information System
5 5 (5.26%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 3 (3.16%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (2.11%) Hedge funds
8 1 (1.05%) iPhone
8 1 (1.05%) iPad
8 1 (1.05%) Blackberry
8 1 (1.05%) PMI
8 1 (1.05%) Credit Derivative
8 1 (1.05%) SecurID
8 1 (1.05%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 10 (10.53%) UNIX
2 3 (3.16%) Windows
3 1 (1.05%) Windows XP
3 1 (1.05%) Android
3 1 (1.05%) Windows 7
3 1 (1.05%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (60.00%) Asset Management
2 44 (46.32%) Investment Management
3 15 (15.79%) Fund Management
3 15 (15.79%) Business Analysis
4 11 (11.58%) Change Management
5 10 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (9.47%) Portfolio Management
7 8 (8.42%) Project Management
7 8 (8.42%) Financial Modelling
8 6 (6.32%) Data Management
9 5 (5.26%) Data Analysis
9 5 (5.26%) Stakeholder Management
9 5 (5.26%) GAP Analysis
9 5 (5.26%) Performance Tuning
10 4 (4.21%) User Acceptance Testing
10 4 (4.21%) Risk Management
11 3 (3.16%) Migration
11 3 (3.16%) Incident Management
11 3 (3.16%) Problem Management
11 3 (3.16%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 56 (58.95%) SQL
2 10 (10.53%) VBA
3 4 (4.21%) T-SQL
4 3 (3.16%) Java
5 2 (2.11%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (1.05%) PMI Certification
1 1 (1.05%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.11%) ISO/IEC 20000
1 2 (2.11%) UCITS
2 1 (1.05%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.05%) EMIR
2 1 (1.05%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 1 (1.05%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.05%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 9 (9.47%) Control-M
2 2 (2.11%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.05%) Foglight
Vendors
1 33 (34.74%) Charles River
2 20 (21.05%) Bloomberg
3 5 (5.26%) Oracle
4 4 (4.21%) Fidessa
5 2 (2.11%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (2.11%) BI-SAM
5 2 (2.11%) Algorithmics
6 1 (1.05%) Blue Coat
6 1 (1.05%) SimCorp
6 1 (1.05%) Wall Street Systems
6 1 (1.05%) FactSet
6 1 (1.05%) StatPro
6 1 (1.05%) Reuters
6 1 (1.05%) Microsoft
6 1 (1.05%) Misys
6 1 (1.05%) HP
6 1 (1.05%) Citrix
6 1 (1.05%) Informatica
6 1 (1.05%) CheckPoint
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