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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Markit thinkFolio
Rank 571 560 515
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -45
Contract jobs citing thinkFolio 42 32 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.075% 0.060% 0.085%
As % of the Business Applications category 0.95% 0.67% 0.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 32 28
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£550 £600 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% +26.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £484 £453 £360
10% offered a daily rate of more than £683 £700 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate - £525 -
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 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
4434 4798 4537
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.94% 9.07% 9.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 2507 2511 2286
Average daily rate £450 £425 £430
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -1.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £413 £425
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 61 76
Average hourly rate £22.50 £31.50 £32.58
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.57% -3.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £17.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.15 £50.25 £61.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £28.00 £36.90
% change year-on-year
-17.85% -24.11%

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 3 July 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 3 July 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 -1 41 £550 -8.33% 30
England -20 41 £550 -8.33% 30
City of London +2 19 £556 +11.25% 23
Scotland +3 1 - - 2
Edinburgh +2 1 - - 2

thinkFolio
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 49 (53.85%) Asset Management
2 47 (51.65%) Front Office
3 43 (47.25%) Investment Management
4 42 (46.15%) SQL
5 39 (42.86%) Charles River
5 39 (42.86%) Fixed Income
6 29 (31.87%) Finance
7 26 (28.57%) LatentZero
8 24 (26.37%) Markit EDM
9 23 (25.27%) Derivative
10 20 (21.98%) Equities
11 17 (18.68%) Bloomberg
12 16 (17.58%) Fund Management
13 14 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
13 14 (15.38%) Portfolio Management
14 12 (13.19%) Banking
14 12 (13.19%) User Acceptance Testing
14 12 (13.19%) Oracle
15 10 (10.99%) SQL Server
15 10 (10.99%) SimCorp
15 10 (10.99%) SimCorp Dimension
15 10 (10.99%) Analytical Skills
16 9 (9.89%) Investment Banking
16 9 (9.89%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 9 (9.89%) Back Office
17 8 (8.79%) Murex
17 8 (8.79%) UNIX
17 8 (8.79%) Sentinel
18 7 (7.69%) Data Management
18 7 (7.69%) Tesseract

thinkFolio
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 2 (2.20%) SharePoint
1 2 (2.20%) Oracle Workflow
2 1 (1.10%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (3.30%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 26 (28.57%) LatentZero
2 24 (26.37%) Markit EDM
3 10 (10.99%) SimCorp Dimension
4 8 (8.79%) Sentinel
5 7 (7.69%) Tesseract
5 7 (7.69%) Minerva
5 7 (7.69%) Eagle PACE
6 5 (5.49%) Eikon
6 5 (5.49%) Agresso
7 4 (4.40%) Oracle BPM
8 2 (2.20%) Front Arena
9 1 (1.10%) PORTIA
9 1 (1.10%) LongView
9 1 (1.10%) SunGard APT
9 1 (1.10%) Investran
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (10.99%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.49%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (2.20%) MS Access
4 1 (1.10%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.10%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.10%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (2.20%) JIRA
2 1 (1.10%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 47 (51.65%) Front Office
2 29 (31.87%) Finance
3 12 (13.19%) Banking
4 9 (9.89%) Investment Banking
4 9 (9.89%) Back Office
5 4 (4.40%) Legal
6 2 (2.20%) Financial Institution
7 1 (1.10%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.10%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 53 (58.24%) Analyst
2 26 (28.57%) Business Analyst
3 19 (20.88%) Support Analyst
4 17 (18.68%) Applications Support
5 9 (9.89%) Applications Support Analyst
6 6 (6.59%) Developer
7 5 (5.49%) Project Manager
8 4 (4.40%) Architect
8 4 (4.40%) Test Manager
8 4 (4.40%) Solutions Architect
9 3 (3.30%) Senior Analyst
9 3 (3.30%) Environment Manager
10 2 (2.20%) Business Manager
10 2 (2.20%) VBA Developer
10 2 (2.20%) Developer Analyst
10 2 (2.20%) Test Environment Manager
10 2 (2.20%) Technical Analyst
10 2 (2.20%) Senior Support Analyst
10 2 (2.20%) Systems Support Analyst
10 2 (2.20%) Senior Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.20%) FIX Protocol
2 1 (1.10%) WebSphere Message Broker
2 1 (1.10%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 39 (42.86%) Fixed Income
2 23 (25.27%) Derivative
3 20 (21.98%) Equities
4 10 (10.99%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (9.89%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (1.10%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.10%) Data Structures
6 1 (1.10%) Equity Derivative
6 1 (1.10%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 8 (8.79%) UNIX
2 3 (3.30%) Windows
2 3 (3.30%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (53.85%) Asset Management
2 43 (47.25%) Investment Management
3 16 (17.58%) Fund Management
4 14 (15.38%) Portfolio Management
4 14 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (13.19%) User Acceptance Testing
6 7 (7.69%) Data Management
6 7 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (6.59%) Workflow
7 6 (6.59%) Project Management
8 5 (5.49%) BPR
8 5 (5.49%) Change Management
8 5 (5.49%) Data Analysis
8 5 (5.49%) Business Analysis
9 4 (4.40%) Wealth Management
9 4 (4.40%) Problem Management
9 4 (4.40%) Test Management
9 4 (4.40%) Test Automation
9 4 (4.40%) Service Delivery
9 4 (4.40%) OO
Programming Languages
1 42 (46.15%) SQL
2 5 (5.49%) Java
3 3 (3.30%) Perl
4 2 (2.20%) VBA
4 2 (2.20%) Python
5 1 (1.10%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.10%) PL/SQL
5 1 (1.10%) C
5 1 (1.10%) C++
Qualifications
1 6 (6.59%) CFA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.30%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (5.49%) Control-M
2 1 (1.10%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 39 (42.86%) Charles River
2 17 (18.68%) Bloomberg
3 12 (13.19%) Oracle
4 10 (10.99%) SimCorp
5 8 (8.79%) Murex
6 7 (7.69%) Fidessa
7 6 (6.59%) Sybase
7 6 (6.59%) Sophis
8 4 (4.40%) Business Objects
8 4 (4.40%) Metastorm
8 4 (4.40%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (2.20%) Tradeweb
9 2 (2.20%) MarketAxess
9 2 (2.20%) Calypso
10 1 (1.10%) SunGard
10 1 (1.10%) HP
10 1 (1.10%) IBM
10 1 (1.10%) Microsoft
10 1 (1.10%) Yardi
10 1 (1.10%) BI-SAM
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