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 26 January 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.

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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
thinkFolio
Rank 527 537 477
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -60
Contract jobs citing thinkFolio 50 24 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.098% 0.049% 0.11%
As % of the Vendors category 0.22% 0.11% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 16 35
Average daily rate
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£525 £538 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.32% +2.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £450
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £588 £615
UK excluding London average daily rate - £500 -
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
23226 22237 21580
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.75% 45.69% 47.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 13600 12391 11275
Average daily rate £400 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £223 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1021 986 1333
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -10.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.32 £10.93 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -13.15%

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 Vendors 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 26 January 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 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 26 January 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 +30 50 £525 -4.54% 8
England +1 50 £525 -4.54% 8
City of London +8 12 £500 -6.97% 4

thinkFolio
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 76 (73.08%) Front Office
2 62 (59.62%) SQL
3 60 (57.69%) Asset Management
4 45 (43.27%) Investment Management
5 41 (39.42%) Finance
6 35 (33.65%) Markit EDM
7 34 (32.69%) Fixed Income
7 34 (32.69%) Charles River
8 29 (27.88%) Derivative
9 27 (25.96%) Bloomberg
10 26 (25.00%) SQL Server
11 21 (20.19%) Equities
11 21 (20.19%) Fund Management
12 17 (16.35%) VBA
13 16 (15.38%) LatentZero
14 12 (11.54%) Business Analysis
14 12 (11.54%) Oracle
14 12 (11.54%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 11 (10.58%) Change Management
15 11 (10.58%) UNIX
16 10 (9.62%) Banking
17 9 (8.65%) Stakeholder Management
17 9 (8.65%) Back Office
17 9 (8.65%) Management Information System
17 9 (8.65%) Portfolio Management
18 8 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
18 8 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
18 8 (7.69%) Financial Modelling
18 8 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
18 8 (7.69%) Fidessa

thinkFolio
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 (3.85%) SharePoint
2 3 (2.88%) Oracle Workflow
3 2 (1.92%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.96%) Lync
Applications
1 3 (2.88%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.96%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (0.96%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (0.96%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 35 (33.65%) Markit EDM
2 16 (15.38%) LatentZero
3 2 (1.92%) Sentinel
3 2 (1.92%) Front Arena
4 1 (0.96%) Eagle PACE
4 1 (0.96%) Tesseract
4 1 (0.96%) Minerva
4 1 (0.96%) LongView
4 1 (0.96%) Global One
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.96%) ADSL
1 1 (0.96%) LAN
1 1 (0.96%) WAN
1 1 (0.96%) FTP
1 1 (0.96%) TCP/IP
1 1 (0.96%) VPN
1 1 (0.96%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 7 (6.73%) MS Access
2 7 (6.73%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (2.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (1.92%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.92%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.96%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 3 (2.88%) JIRA
2 2 (1.92%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 76 (73.08%) Front Office
2 41 (39.42%) Finance
3 10 (9.62%) Banking
4 9 (8.65%) Back Office
5 5 (4.81%) Investment Banking
6 4 (3.85%) Marketing
7 2 (1.92%) Retail
Job Titles
1 75 (72.12%) Analyst
2 34 (32.69%) Support Analyst
3 31 (29.81%) Business Analyst
4 20 (19.23%) Applications Support
5 14 (13.46%) Applications Support Analyst
6 8 (7.69%) VBA Developer
6 8 (7.69%) Developer
7 7 (6.73%) Excel Developer
8 6 (5.77%) Excel VBA Developer
8 6 (5.77%) Project Manager
9 5 (4.81%) Test Analyst
9 5 (4.81%) Analyst Developer
10 4 (3.85%) Systems Analyst
10 4 (3.85%) Consultant
11 3 (2.88%) Support Specialist
12 2 (1.92%) Systems Support Analyst
12 2 (1.92%) Systems Support
12 2 (1.92%) Systems Test Analyst
12 2 (1.92%) Banking Business Analyst
12 2 (1.92%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (5.77%) XML
2 5 (4.81%) XSLT
2 5 (4.81%) FIX Protocol
3 2 (1.92%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 34 (32.69%) Fixed Income
2 29 (27.88%) Derivative
3 21 (20.19%) Equities
4 12 (11.54%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 9 (8.65%) Management Information System
6 8 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (1.92%) Hedge funds
7 2 (1.92%) Equity Derivative
8 1 (0.96%) iPhone
8 1 (0.96%) iPad
8 1 (0.96%) Enterprise Storage
8 1 (0.96%) Replication
8 1 (0.96%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.96%) Credit Derivative
8 1 (0.96%) SecurID
8 1 (0.96%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 11 (10.58%) UNIX
2 4 (3.85%) Windows
3 2 (1.92%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (1.92%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.96%) Windows 8
4 1 (0.96%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (0.96%) Windows XP
4 1 (0.96%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (57.69%) Asset Management
2 45 (43.27%) Investment Management
3 21 (20.19%) Fund Management
4 12 (11.54%) Business Analysis
5 11 (10.58%) Change Management
6 9 (8.65%) Stakeholder Management
6 9 (8.65%) Portfolio Management
7 8 (7.69%) Financial Modelling
7 8 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
7 8 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (6.73%) Data Analysis
8 7 (6.73%) Performance Tuning
9 6 (5.77%) Data Management
9 6 (5.77%) Problem Management
10 5 (4.81%) Requirements Analysis
10 5 (4.81%) Project Management
11 4 (3.85%) Workflow
11 4 (3.85%) GAP Analysis
12 3 (2.88%) Data Modelling
12 3 (2.88%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 62 (59.62%) SQL
2 17 (16.35%) VBA
3 6 (5.77%) T-SQL
4 5 (4.81%) VBScript
4 5 (4.81%) Java
5 2 (1.92%) Python
6 1 (0.96%) VB
Qualifications
1 6 (5.77%) Degree
2 2 (1.92%) CFA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.88%) QA
2 2 (1.92%) UCITS
3 1 (0.96%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.96%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 1 (0.96%) EMIR
3 1 (0.96%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 2 (1.92%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.96%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.96%) XenApp
2 1 (0.96%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 8 (7.69%) Control-M
2 2 (1.92%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.96%) Foglight
3 1 (0.96%) SCCM
Vendors
1 34 (32.69%) Charles River
2 27 (25.96%) Bloomberg
3 12 (11.54%) Oracle
4 8 (7.69%) Fidessa
5 4 (3.85%) Microsoft
5 4 (3.85%) Murex
6 3 (2.88%) Sybase
7 2 (1.92%) Calypso
7 2 (1.92%) HP
7 2 (1.92%) Citrix
7 2 (1.92%) BI-SAM
7 2 (1.92%) VMware
8 1 (0.96%) Sophis
8 1 (0.96%) Blue Coat
8 1 (0.96%) FactSet
8 1 (0.96%) StatPro
8 1 (0.96%) CheckPoint
8 1 (0.96%) Salesforce.com
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