The table below looks at the statistics for thinkFolio skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited thinkFolio over the 3 months to 28 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Markit thinkFolio
Rank 629 614 599
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -15
Contract jobs citing thinkFolio 19 46 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.036% 0.079% 0.063%
As % of the Business Applications category 0.42% 0.98% 0.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 28 30
Median daily rate £650 £584 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.34% +6.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £468 £436
10% offered a daily rate of more than £725 £650 £603
UK excluding London median daily rate - £600 -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
4478 4707 5360
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 8.38% 8.10% 9.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 2717 2626 2995
Median daily rate £450 £438 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £321 £280 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 73 75
Median hourly rate £22.50 £21.57 £31.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.31% -31.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.12 £11.30 £13.62
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £69.07 £50.80 £57.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £17.50 £31.75
% change year-on-year
+105.71% -44.88%

thinkFolio
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing thinkFolio as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 28 September 2016.

thinkFolio Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

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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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing thinkFolio within the UK over the 3 months to 28 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England 0 18 £650 +9.70% 6
London -23 18 £650 +13.04% 6
City of London +14 3 £625 - 4
Edinburgh +10 1 - -
Scotland +2 1 - -

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Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing thinkFolio also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for thinkFolio.

1 33 (82.50%) Asset Management
2 24 (60.00%) Front Office
3 23 (57.50%) Investment Management
4 22 (55.00%) Charles River
5 16 (40.00%) Fixed Income
6 12 (30.00%) Finance
7 7 (17.50%) Markit EDM
8 6 (15.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 6 (15.00%) SQL
9 5 (12.50%) SimCorp
9 5 (12.50%) Equities
9 5 (12.50%) LatentZero
10 4 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
10 4 (10.00%) SQL Server
10 4 (10.00%) Bloomberg
10 4 (10.00%) Project Management
10 4 (10.00%) Fund Management
10 4 (10.00%) Wealth Management
10 4 (10.00%) SDLC
11 3 (7.50%) Degree
11 3 (7.50%) Fidessa
11 3 (7.50%) Back Office
12 2 (5.00%) Change Management
12 2 (5.00%) Workflow
12 2 (5.00%) C#
12 2 (5.00%) Informatica
12 2 (5.00%) WebSphere MQ
12 2 (5.00%) BCP
12 2 (5.00%) IIS
12 2 (5.00%) XML

thinkFolio
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (5.00%) IIS
1 2 (5.00%) WebSphere
2 1 (2.50%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (5.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.50%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (17.50%) Markit EDM
2 5 (12.50%) LatentZero
3 2 (5.00%) Eagle PACE
4 1 (2.50%) Minerva
4 1 (2.50%) Sentinel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (5.00%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (5.00%) SQL Server 2014
2 2 (5.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (5.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (2.50%) Data Warehouse
General
1 24 (60.00%) Front Office
2 12 (30.00%) Finance
3 3 (7.50%) Back Office
4 2 (5.00%) Marketing
5 1 (2.50%) Banking
5 1 (2.50%) Investment Banking
5 1 (2.50%) Legal
Job Titles
1 25 (62.50%) Analyst
2 17 (42.50%) Business Analyst
3 10 (25.00%) Asset Management Analyst
4 8 (20.00%) Asset Management Business Analyst
5 7 (17.50%) Project Manager
5 7 (17.50%) thinkFolio Analyst
6 6 (15.00%) thinkFolio Business Analyst
7 5 (12.50%) Asset Management Project Manager
8 3 (7.50%) Developer
8 3 (7.50%) Front Office Business Analyst
8 3 (7.50%) Senior Analyst
8 3 (7.50%) Senior Business Analyst
9 2 (5.00%) Compliance Analyst
9 2 (5.00%) Data Analyst
9 2 (5.00%) Fixed Income Business Analyst
9 2 (5.00%) IT Analyst
9 2 (5.00%) Senior Manager
9 2 (5.00%) Senior Project Manager
9 2 (5.00%) Support Analyst
9 2 (5.00%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.00%) WebSphere MQ
1 2 (5.00%) XML
1 2 (5.00%) XSLT
2 1 (2.50%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 16 (40.00%) Fixed Income
2 6 (15.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 5 (12.50%) Equities
4 1 (2.50%) Derivative
4 1 (2.50%) Hedge funds
4 1 (2.50%) OTC Derivatives
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.00%) Windows
1 2 (5.00%) Windows Server
1 2 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (82.50%) Asset Management
2 23 (57.50%) Investment Management
3 4 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (10.00%) Fund Management
3 4 (10.00%) Project Management
3 4 (10.00%) SDLC
3 4 (10.00%) Wealth Management
4 2 (5.00%) BCP
4 2 (5.00%) Change Management
4 2 (5.00%) Data Analysis
4 2 (5.00%) Data Governance
4 2 (5.00%) Portfolio Management
4 2 (5.00%) Security Hardening
4 2 (5.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (5.00%) Target Operating Model
4 2 (5.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (5.00%) Workflow
5 1 (2.50%) Business Analysis
5 1 (2.50%) Functional Testing
5 1 (2.50%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (15.00%) SQL
2 2 (5.00%) C#
2 2 (5.00%) PowerShell
2 2 (5.00%) T-SQL
2 2 (5.00%) VBA
2 2 (5.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (7.50%) Degree
2 1 (2.50%) ISEB
2 1 (2.50%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.00%) QA
System Software
1 2 (5.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (5.00%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
1 2 (5.00%) SCCM
1 2 (5.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 22 (55.00%) Charles River
2 5 (12.50%) SimCorp
3 4 (10.00%) Bloomberg
4 3 (7.50%) Fidessa
5 2 (5.00%) Cisco
5 2 (5.00%) IBM
5 2 (5.00%) Informatica
5 2 (5.00%) Microsoft
6 1 (2.50%) GoldenSource
6 1 (2.50%) Murex
6 1 (2.50%) Tableau