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 December 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
thinkFolio
Rank 535 534 532
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -2
Contract jobs citing thinkFolio 57 36 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.070% 0.060%
As % of the Vendors category 0.23% 0.15% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 28 21
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£538 £525 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.38% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £425
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £583 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £613 £500 £550
% change year-on-year
+22.50% -9.09%
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
24605 23641 23338
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.36% 46.18% 47.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 14694 13385 12165
Average daily rate £388 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1147 1102 1371
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.37
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -9.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £36.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -10.52%

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 December 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 3 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 December 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 +34 55 £525 - 2
England -8 55 £525 - 2
City of London +3 19 £500 -4.76% 1

thinkFolio
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 68 (73.12%) Front Office
2 56 (60.22%) Asset Management
2 56 (60.22%) SQL
3 38 (40.86%) Investment Management
4 35 (37.63%) Markit EDM
4 35 (37.63%) Finance
5 30 (32.26%) Charles River
6 25 (26.88%) Fixed Income
7 24 (25.81%) Derivative
8 23 (24.73%) Bloomberg
8 23 (24.73%) SQL Server
9 17 (18.28%) Equities
10 15 (16.13%) Fund Management
10 15 (16.13%) VBA
11 13 (13.98%) LatentZero
12 11 (11.83%) Business Analysis
12 11 (11.83%) UNIX
12 11 (11.83%) Change Management
13 10 (10.75%) Back Office
14 9 (9.68%) Control-M
14 9 (9.68%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 9 (9.68%) Portfolio Management
15 8 (8.60%) Financial Modelling
15 8 (8.60%) Management Information System
15 8 (8.60%) Banking
16 7 (7.53%) Data Analysis
16 7 (7.53%) Oracle
16 7 (7.53%) SQL Server 2008
17 6 (6.45%) Performance Tuning
17 6 (6.45%) Fidessa

thinkFolio
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 2 (2.15%) WebSphere
2 1 (1.08%) Lync
2 1 (1.08%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (3.23%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.08%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.08%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (1.08%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 35 (37.63%) Markit EDM
2 13 (13.98%) LatentZero
3 3 (3.23%) Sentinel
4 1 (1.08%) Front Arena
4 1 (1.08%) Eagle PACE
4 1 (1.08%) Tesseract
4 1 (1.08%) Minerva
4 1 (1.08%) LongView
4 1 (1.08%) Global One
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.08%) ADSL
1 1 (1.08%) LAN
1 1 (1.08%) WAN
1 1 (1.08%) FTP
1 1 (1.08%) TCP/IP
1 1 (1.08%) VPN
1 1 (1.08%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (24.73%) SQL Server
2 7 (7.53%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (5.38%) MS Access
4 3 (3.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (2.15%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (1.08%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.08%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (2.15%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 68 (73.12%) Front Office
2 35 (37.63%) Finance
3 10 (10.75%) Back Office
4 8 (8.60%) Banking
5 5 (5.38%) Investment Banking
5 5 (5.38%) Marketing
6 3 (3.23%) Retail
Job Titles
1 68 (73.12%) Analyst
2 31 (33.33%) Support Analyst
3 28 (30.11%) Business Analyst
4 18 (19.35%) Applications Support
5 12 (12.90%) Applications Support Analyst
6 6 (6.45%) VBA Developer
6 6 (6.45%) Project Manager
6 6 (6.45%) Developer
7 5 (5.38%) Test Analyst
7 5 (5.38%) Excel Developer
7 5 (5.38%) Excel VBA Developer
8 4 (4.30%) Systems Analyst
8 4 (4.30%) Analyst Developer
9 3 (3.23%) Support Specialist
9 3 (3.23%) Consultant
10 2 (2.15%) Systems Support Analyst
10 2 (2.15%) Systems Support
10 2 (2.15%) Systems Test Analyst
10 2 (2.15%) Banking Business Analyst
10 2 (2.15%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.38%) XML
1 5 (5.38%) FIX Protocol
2 4 (4.30%) XSLT
3 2 (2.15%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 25 (26.88%) Fixed Income
2 24 (25.81%) Derivative
3 17 (18.28%) Equities
4 9 (9.68%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 8 (8.60%) Management Information System
6 3 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (2.15%) Hedge funds
8 1 (1.08%) Enterprise Storage
8 1 (1.08%) iPhone
8 1 (1.08%) iPad
8 1 (1.08%) Replication
8 1 (1.08%) Blackberry
8 1 (1.08%) Credit Derivative
8 1 (1.08%) SecurID
8 1 (1.08%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 11 (11.83%) UNIX
2 5 (5.38%) Windows
3 2 (2.15%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (2.15%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.08%) Windows 8
4 1 (1.08%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (1.08%) Windows XP
4 1 (1.08%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (60.22%) Asset Management
2 38 (40.86%) Investment Management
3 15 (16.13%) Fund Management
4 11 (11.83%) Business Analysis
4 11 (11.83%) Change Management
5 9 (9.68%) Portfolio Management
6 8 (8.60%) Financial Modelling
7 7 (7.53%) Data Analysis
8 6 (6.45%) User Acceptance Testing
8 6 (6.45%) Data Management
8 6 (6.45%) Performance Tuning
9 5 (5.38%) Agile Software Development
9 5 (5.38%) GAP Analysis
9 5 (5.38%) Stakeholder Management
9 5 (5.38%) Project Management
9 5 (5.38%) Problem Management
10 3 (3.23%) Integration Testing
10 3 (3.23%) Incident Management
10 3 (3.23%) Migration
10 3 (3.23%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 56 (60.22%) SQL
2 15 (16.13%) VBA
3 5 (5.38%) T-SQL
4 4 (4.30%) VBScript
5 3 (3.23%) Java
6 2 (2.15%) VB
Qualifications
1 5 (5.38%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.15%) ISO/IEC 20000
1 2 (2.15%) UCITS
2 1 (1.08%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.08%) EMIR
2 1 (1.08%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 2 (2.15%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.08%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.08%) XenApp
2 1 (1.08%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 9 (9.68%) Control-M
2 2 (2.15%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.08%) Foglight
3 1 (1.08%) SCCM
Vendors
1 30 (32.26%) Charles River
2 23 (24.73%) Bloomberg
3 7 (7.53%) Oracle
4 6 (6.45%) Fidessa
5 4 (4.30%) Microsoft
6 2 (2.15%) Murex
6 2 (2.15%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (2.15%) HP
6 2 (2.15%) Citrix
6 2 (2.15%) VMware
6 2 (2.15%) BI-SAM
7 1 (1.08%) FactSet
7 1 (1.08%) Blue Coat
7 1 (1.08%) StatPro
7 1 (1.08%) Informatica
7 1 (1.08%) CheckPoint
7 1 (1.08%) Reuters
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Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 15 days ago