The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors currently tracked.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
thinkFolio
Rank 558 537 499
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -38
Contract jobs citing thinkFolio 32 36 82
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.059% 0.070% 0.14%
As % of the Vendors category 0.13% 0.15% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 25 62
Average daily rate
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£600 £500 £501
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -0.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £315 £450
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £590 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate - £438 £525
% change year-on-year
- -16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Vendors Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
25070 24077 26885
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.89% 47.08% 46.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 13892 13098 13619
Average daily rate £380 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.93% +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 £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1074 1184 1390
Average hourly rate £18.00 £19.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £41.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -2.56%

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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

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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 1 August 2014.

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

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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 1 August 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 +9 32 £600 +20.00% 15
England -1 32 £600 +20.00% 15
City of London +16 11 £500 - 8
Scotland - - - - 1
Edinburgh - - - - 1

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Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 41 (67.21%) Asset Management
2 37 (60.66%) Investment Management
3 34 (55.74%) Front Office
4 30 (49.18%) Fixed Income
5 29 (47.54%) Charles River
6 28 (45.90%) SQL
7 24 (39.34%) LatentZero
8 18 (29.51%) Derivative
9 15 (24.59%) Fund Management
10 11 (18.03%) Business Analysis
10 11 (18.03%) Markit EDM
11 8 (13.11%) Finance
12 7 (11.48%) Bloomberg
12 7 (11.48%) Banking
13 6 (9.84%) Equities
14 5 (8.20%) Risk Management
14 5 (8.20%) Reuters
14 5 (8.20%) Fidessa
14 5 (8.20%) Investment Banking
14 5 (8.20%) Front Arena
14 5 (8.20%) Portfolio Management
15 4 (6.56%) SimCorp
15 4 (6.56%) Minerva
15 4 (6.56%) SQL Server
15 4 (6.56%) LongView
15 4 (6.56%) Project Management
15 4 (6.56%) Back Office
16 3 (4.92%) Migration
16 3 (4.92%) Murex
16 3 (4.92%) VBA

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Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 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.

Applications
1 2 (3.28%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 24 (39.34%) LatentZero
2 11 (18.03%) Markit EDM
3 5 (8.20%) Front Arena
4 4 (6.56%) Minerva
4 4 (6.56%) LongView
5 3 (4.92%) Sentinel
5 3 (4.92%) Eagle PACE
6 2 (3.28%) Tesseract
7 1 (1.64%) HiPortfolio
7 1 (1.64%) SimCorp Dimension
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.56%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.64%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (1.64%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (1.64%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 34 (55.74%) Front Office
2 8 (13.11%) Finance
3 7 (11.48%) Banking
4 5 (8.20%) Investment Banking
5 4 (6.56%) Back Office
6 1 (1.64%) Retail
6 1 (1.64%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 41 (67.21%) Analyst
2 20 (32.79%) Business Analyst
3 14 (22.95%) Project Manager
4 12 (19.67%) Support Analyst
5 10 (16.39%) Applications Support
6 7 (11.48%) Test Analyst
7 6 (9.84%) Applications Support Analyst
8 5 (8.20%) Senior Analyst
9 4 (6.56%) Senior Business Analyst
10 3 (4.92%) Senior Manager
10 3 (4.92%) Senior Project Manager
10 3 (4.92%) Developer
11 2 (3.28%) Fixed Income Business Analyst
11 2 (3.28%) C# Developer
11 2 (3.28%) Consultant
12 1 (1.64%) Applications Specialist
12 1 (1.64%) Test Manager
12 1 (1.64%) Technical Consultant
12 1 (1.64%) Support Specialist
12 1 (1.64%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.28%) .NET
1 2 (3.28%) ASP.NET
2 1 (1.64%) WinForms
2 1 (1.64%) FIXML
2 1 (1.64%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (1.64%) WCF
2 1 (1.64%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 30 (49.18%) Fixed Income
2 18 (29.51%) Derivative
3 6 (9.84%) Equities
4 2 (3.28%) Hedge funds
4 2 (3.28%) Swaptions
4 2 (3.28%) PMI
4 2 (3.28%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (1.64%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 3 (4.92%) Windows
2 2 (3.28%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (67.21%) Asset Management
2 37 (60.66%) Investment Management
3 15 (24.59%) Fund Management
4 11 (18.03%) Business Analysis
5 5 (8.20%) Risk Management
5 5 (8.20%) Portfolio Management
6 4 (6.56%) Project Management
7 3 (4.92%) Migration
7 3 (4.92%) User Acceptance Testing
8 2 (3.28%) Data Analysis
8 2 (3.28%) Analytics
8 2 (3.28%) Test Scripting
8 2 (3.28%) Software Testing
8 2 (3.28%) PRINCE2
8 2 (3.28%) GAP Analysis
9 1 (1.64%) Quality Management
9 1 (1.64%) Data Modelling
9 1 (1.64%) Agile Software Development
9 1 (1.64%) Data Management
9 1 (1.64%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 28 (45.90%) SQL
2 3 (4.92%) VBA
3 2 (3.28%) C#
4 1 (1.64%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (3.28%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.64%) QA
1 1 (1.64%) EMIR
1 1 (1.64%) Data Quality
1 1 (1.64%) ISO/IEC 20000
Systems Management
1 2 (3.28%) Control-M
Vendors
1 29 (47.54%) Charles River
2 7 (11.48%) Bloomberg
3 5 (8.20%) Reuters
3 5 (8.20%) Fidessa
4 4 (6.56%) SimCorp
5 3 (4.92%) Murex
5 3 (4.92%) Sophis
6 2 (3.28%) Wall Street Systems
6 2 (3.28%) RIMES
6 2 (3.28%) Oracle
6 2 (3.28%) Misys
6 2 (3.28%) Algorithmics
7 1 (1.64%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (1.64%) Calypso
7 1 (1.64%) Informatica
7 1 (1.64%) Microsoft
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Rate: £600 - £800 per day + competitive
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Rate: £450 - £525 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
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Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £550.00 - £650.00 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £550.00 - £650.00 per day
Posted: 20 days ago
City of London
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Rate: £400 - £600 per day
Posted: 23 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 24 days ago