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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Markit thinkFolio
Rank 532 540 475
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -65
Contract jobs citing thinkFolio 44 26 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.084% 0.052% 0.14%
As % of the Business Applications category 0.96% 0.59% 1.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 17 51
Average daily rate
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£563 £525 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £620 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £250 - £410
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
4592 4443 3981
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 8.75% 8.84% 8.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 2586 2344 1972
Average daily rate £448 £435 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.87% +2.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £413 £413
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 50 53
Average hourly rate £30.00 £19.10 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+57.06% -39.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.40 £15.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.21 £59.90 £67.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £23.00 £37.80
% change year-on-year
-21.73% -39.15%

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 27 February 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 27 February 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 40 £575 +9.52% 13
England -4 40 £575 +9.52% 13
City of London +9 7 £563 +21.67% 6
Scotland - 4 £250 - 1
Edinburgh - 1 £250 - 1

thinkFolio
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 74 (73.27%) Front Office
2 63 (62.38%) Asset Management
3 54 (53.47%) SQL
4 49 (48.51%) Investment Management
5 40 (39.60%) Fixed Income
6 36 (35.64%) Finance
7 32 (31.68%) Derivative
7 32 (31.68%) Markit EDM
8 29 (28.71%) Charles River
9 24 (23.76%) SQL Server
10 23 (22.77%) Bloomberg
10 23 (22.77%) Equities
11 21 (20.79%) Fund Management
12 20 (19.80%) LatentZero
13 17 (16.83%) VBA
14 13 (12.87%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 13 (12.87%) Business Analysis
15 12 (11.88%) Agile Software Development
15 12 (11.88%) Banking
15 12 (11.88%) Oracle
16 11 (10.89%) UNIX
16 11 (10.89%) Back Office
17 10 (9.90%) Change Management
17 10 (9.90%) User Acceptance Testing
18 9 (8.91%) Stakeholder Management
18 9 (8.91%) Investment Banking
19 8 (7.92%) Management Information System
19 8 (7.92%) Fidessa
19 8 (7.92%) Control-M
19 8 (7.92%) Portfolio Management

thinkFolio
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 4 (3.96%) SharePoint
2 3 (2.97%) Oracle Workflow
3 2 (1.98%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.99%) Lync
Applications
1 3 (2.97%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.99%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (0.99%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (0.99%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 32 (31.68%) Markit EDM
2 20 (19.80%) LatentZero
3 4 (3.96%) Sentinel
4 3 (2.97%) Tesseract
4 3 (2.97%) Minerva
5 2 (1.98%) Front Arena
5 2 (1.98%) Eagle PACE
6 1 (0.99%) SunGard APT
6 1 (0.99%) Investran
6 1 (0.99%) SimCorp Dimension
6 1 (0.99%) PORTIA
6 1 (0.99%) LongView
6 1 (0.99%) Global One
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.99%) ADSL
1 1 (0.99%) LAN
1 1 (0.99%) WAN
1 1 (0.99%) TCP/IP
1 1 (0.99%) VPN
1 1 (0.99%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (23.76%) SQL Server
2 7 (6.93%) MS Access
3 5 (4.95%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.99%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.99%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (0.99%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.99%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 3 (2.97%) JIRA
2 2 (1.98%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 74 (73.27%) Front Office
2 36 (35.64%) Finance
3 12 (11.88%) Banking
4 11 (10.89%) Back Office
5 9 (8.91%) Investment Banking
6 4 (3.96%) Marketing
7 2 (1.98%) Retail
Job Titles
1 73 (72.28%) Analyst
2 40 (39.60%) Business Analyst
3 25 (24.75%) Support Analyst
4 12 (11.88%) Applications Support
5 9 (8.91%) Developer
6 8 (7.92%) VBA Developer
6 8 (7.92%) Applications Support Analyst
7 7 (6.93%) Excel Developer
8 6 (5.94%) Excel VBA Developer
8 6 (5.94%) Project Manager
9 5 (4.95%) Analyst Developer
10 4 (3.96%) Consultant
11 3 (2.97%) Support Specialist
11 3 (2.97%) Test Analyst
12 2 (1.98%) Banking Business Analyst
12 2 (1.98%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
13 1 (0.99%) Lead Business Analyst
13 1 (0.99%) IT Support
13 1 (0.99%) Charles River Project Manager
13 1 (0.99%) Infrastructure Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (5.94%) XML
2 5 (4.95%) XSLT
3 3 (2.97%) FIX Protocol
4 2 (1.98%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 40 (39.60%) Fixed Income
2 32 (31.68%) Derivative
3 23 (22.77%) Equities
4 13 (12.87%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 8 (7.92%) Management Information System
6 7 (6.93%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (1.98%) Hedge funds
7 2 (1.98%) Equity Derivative
8 1 (0.99%) iPhone
8 1 (0.99%) iPad
8 1 (0.99%) Enterprise Storage
8 1 (0.99%) Replication
8 1 (0.99%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.99%) Credit Derivative
8 1 (0.99%) SecurID
8 1 (0.99%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 11 (10.89%) UNIX
2 4 (3.96%) Windows
3 2 (1.98%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (1.98%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.99%) Windows 8
4 1 (0.99%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (0.99%) Windows XP
4 1 (0.99%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (62.38%) Asset Management
2 49 (48.51%) Investment Management
3 21 (20.79%) Fund Management
4 13 (12.87%) Business Analysis
5 12 (11.88%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (9.90%) User Acceptance Testing
6 10 (9.90%) Change Management
7 9 (8.91%) Stakeholder Management
8 8 (7.92%) Portfolio Management
9 7 (6.93%) Performance Tuning
10 6 (5.94%) Problem Management
11 5 (4.95%) Requirements Analysis
11 5 (4.95%) Data Management
11 5 (4.95%) Data Analysis
12 4 (3.96%) Financial Modelling
12 4 (3.96%) Workflow
13 3 (2.97%) GAP Analysis
13 3 (2.97%) Project Management
13 3 (2.97%) Data Modelling
13 3 (2.97%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 54 (53.47%) SQL
2 17 (16.83%) VBA
3 5 (4.95%) VBScript
3 5 (4.95%) Java
4 4 (3.96%) T-SQL
5 2 (1.98%) Python
6 1 (0.99%) VB
6 1 (0.99%) C
Qualifications
1 5 (4.95%) Degree
2 2 (1.98%) CFA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.97%) QA
2 2 (1.98%) UCITS
3 1 (0.99%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.99%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 2 (1.98%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.99%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.99%) XenApp
2 1 (0.99%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 8 (7.92%) Control-M
2 2 (1.98%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.99%) Foglight
3 1 (0.99%) SCCM
Vendors
1 29 (28.71%) Charles River
2 23 (22.77%) Bloomberg
3 12 (11.88%) Oracle
4 8 (7.92%) Fidessa
5 5 (4.95%) Murex
6 4 (3.96%) Microsoft
7 3 (2.97%) Sybase
8 2 (1.98%) Calypso
8 2 (1.98%) HP
8 2 (1.98%) Citrix
8 2 (1.98%) VMware
8 2 (1.98%) FactSet
9 1 (0.99%) Sophis
9 1 (0.99%) Blue Coat
9 1 (0.99%) SimCorp
9 1 (0.99%) Yardi
9 1 (0.99%) BI-SAM
9 1 (0.99%) SunGard
9 1 (0.99%) StatPro
9 1 (0.99%) CheckPoint
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