The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for CFA qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 23 June 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.

Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA)
London / City of London
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 162 - 200
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing CFA 4 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.12% - 0.017%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.84% - 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Median daily rate - - £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £625 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

CFA is in the academic qualifications and professional certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London.

Academic & Professional Certification
City of London
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 476 568 768
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 14.42% 16.78% 13.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 320 421 572
Median daily rate £475 £475 £445
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.74%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £295 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 9 19
Median hourly rate £18.70 £21.78 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.15% -11.10%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £16.75 £16.46
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.20 £89.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.10 £24.12
% change year-on-year +9.62% +24.80%  

CFA
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London citing CFA as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for CFA in the City of London

CFA
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 CFA in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for CFA in the City of London

For the 6 months to 23 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing CFA 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 CFA.

1 9 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (77.78%) Finance
2 7 (77.78%) Asset Management
3 6 (66.67%) Investment Management
3 6 (66.67%) SQL
4 5 (55.56%) Microsoft
5 4 (44.44%) .NET
5 4 (44.44%) SQL Server
5 4 (44.44%) C#
5 4 (44.44%) Perl
5 4 (44.44%) Scrum
5 4 (44.44%) Serena
5 4 (44.44%) Financial Institution
5 4 (44.44%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (44.44%) Fund Accounting
5 4 (44.44%) QA
5 4 (44.44%) SimCorp
5 4 (44.44%) SimCorp Dimension
5 4 (44.44%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (33.33%) Retail
6 3 (33.33%) Derivative
6 3 (33.33%) Python
7 2 (22.22%) Data Modelling
7 2 (22.22%) Linux
7 2 (22.22%) OO
7 2 (22.22%) Shell Script
7 2 (22.22%) Bloomberg
7 2 (22.22%) Charles River
7 2 (22.22%) Web Services
7 2 (22.22%) MVC

CFA
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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (11.11%) Apache
1 1 (11.11%) Apache Airflow
1 1 (11.11%) Elasticsearch
Business Applications
1 4 (44.44%) SimCorp Dimension
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (44.44%) SQL Server
2 2 (22.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (11.11%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (44.44%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (22.22%) Moq
2 2 (22.22%) MSTest
2 2 (22.22%) NUnit
2 2 (22.22%) Rhino Mocks
2 2 (22.22%) Subversion
General
1 7 (77.78%) Finance
2 4 (44.44%) Financial Institution
3 3 (33.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (88.89%) Developer
2 4 (44.44%) SimCorp Developer
3 2 (22.22%) C# Developer
3 2 (22.22%) SQL Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Applications Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Consultant
4 1 (11.11%) Grid Consultant
4 1 (11.11%) Senior C# Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (44.44%) .NET
2 2 (22.22%) .NET Framework
2 2 (22.22%) Entity Framework
2 2 (22.22%) NumPy
2 2 (22.22%) Pandas
2 2 (22.22%) REST
2 2 (22.22%) WCF
2 2 (22.22%) Web Services
2 2 (22.22%) WPF
3 1 (11.11%) Apache Avro
3 1 (11.11%) COM
3 1 (11.11%) JSON
3 1 (11.11%) Kafka
3 1 (11.11%) Node.js
3 1 (11.11%) Protocol Buffers
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) Derivative
2 2 (22.22%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (11.11%) Grid Computing
3 1 (11.11%) Management Information System
3 1 (11.11%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 2 (22.22%) Linux
2 1 (11.11%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (77.78%) Asset Management
3 6 (66.67%) Investment Management
4 4 (44.44%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (44.44%) Fund Accounting
4 4 (44.44%) Scrum
5 2 (22.22%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (22.22%) Data Modelling
5 2 (22.22%) Greeks
5 2 (22.22%) MVC
5 2 (22.22%) MVVM
5 2 (22.22%) OO
5 2 (22.22%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (22.22%) Refactoring
5 2 (22.22%) Risk Management
5 2 (22.22%) Software Engineering
5 2 (22.22%) Stress Testing
5 2 (22.22%) Test Automation
5 2 (22.22%) Unit Testing
6 1 (11.11%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 6 (66.67%) SQL
2 4 (44.44%) C#
2 4 (44.44%) Perl
3 3 (33.33%) Python
4 2 (22.22%) PowerShell
4 2 (22.22%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) Computer Science Degree
1 1 (11.11%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (44.44%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (55.56%) Microsoft
2 4 (44.44%) Serena
2 4 (44.44%) SimCorp
3 2 (22.22%) Bloomberg
3 2 (22.22%) Charles River