The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for AIFMD skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited AIFMD over the 3 months to 27 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD)
London / City of London
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 156 192
Contract jobs citing AIFMD 0 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London - 0.060% 0.039%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category - 0.55% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 2
Median daily rate - £613 £625
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -2.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £325 -
% change year-on-year +30.76% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

AIFMD is in the quality assurance and compliance skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Contract Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 437 366 547
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 14.49% 11.00% 10.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 338 270 395
Median daily rate £500 £475 £443
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +7.34%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £301 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 1
Median hourly rate £13.75 £26.75 £19.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -48.59% +39.79%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.90 £41.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year -51.46% +41.37%  

AIFMD
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London citing AIFMD as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

Job vacancy trend for AIFMD in the City of London

AIFMD
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing AIFMD in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for AIFMD in the City of London

AIFMD
Top 19 Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 27 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing AIFMD also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region with a requirement for AIFMD.

1 1 (100.00%) MS Project
1 1 (100.00%) HTTP
1 1 (100.00%) Project Management
1 1 (100.00%) Change Management
1 1 (100.00%) Financial Institution
1 1 (100.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
1 1 (100.00%) Legal
1 1 (100.00%) Fixed Income
1 1 (100.00%) Equities
1 1 (100.00%) Retail
1 1 (100.00%) Asset Management
1 1 (100.00%) Business Analysis
1 1 (100.00%) MiFID
1 1 (100.00%) Investment Management
1 1 (100.00%) Data Architecture
1 1 (100.00%) Data Governance
1 1 (100.00%) FATCA
1 1 (100.00%) EMIR

AIFMD
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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:

Applications
1 1 (100.00%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) HTTP
General
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
1 1 (100.00%) Financial Institution
1 1 (100.00%) Legal
1 1 (100.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) IT Manager
1 1 (100.00%) IT Project Manager
1 1 (100.00%) MiFID Project Manager
1 1 (100.00%) Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Equities
1 1 (100.00%) Fixed Income
1 1 (100.00%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Asset Management
1 1 (100.00%) Business Analysis
1 1 (100.00%) Change Management
1 1 (100.00%) Data Architecture
1 1 (100.00%) Data Governance
1 1 (100.00%) Investment Management
1 1 (100.00%) Project Management
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (100.00%) EMIR
1 1 (100.00%) FATCA
1 1 (100.00%) MiFID