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 29 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.

Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA)
London / City of London
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 157 158 189
Rank change year-on-year +1 +31  
Contract jobs citing CFA 5 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.16% 0.030% 0.039%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.15% 0.20% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 2
Median daily rate £550 £683 £638
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -19.41% +7.05%  
UK excluding London median daily rate - £538 -
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 435 496 846
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 14.16% 14.65% 16.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 306 355 626
Median daily rate £475 £450 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% +9.09%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £271 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £625 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 6 17
Median hourly rate £15.87 £20.89 £21.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.04% -2.26%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.32 £17.00 £14.03
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.56 £37.37 £23.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.92 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -25.20% +77.77%  

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

CFA
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing CFA in the City of London over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for CFA in the City of London

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (80.00%) Continuous Integration
2 4 (80.00%) .NET
2 4 (80.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (80.00%) C#
2 4 (80.00%) Asset Management
3 3 (60.00%) Derivative
3 3 (60.00%) Finance
3 3 (60.00%) Python
4 2 (40.00%) Data Modelling
4 2 (40.00%) SQL
4 2 (40.00%) Linux
4 2 (40.00%) OO
4 2 (40.00%) Web Services
4 2 (40.00%) Shell Script
4 2 (40.00%) Bloomberg
4 2 (40.00%) Charles River
4 2 (40.00%) MVC
4 2 (40.00%) Risk Management
4 2 (40.00%) .NET Framework
4 2 (40.00%) Subversion
4 2 (40.00%) Automated Testing
4 2 (40.00%) Software Engineering
4 2 (40.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (40.00%) Investment Management
4 2 (40.00%) PowerShell
4 2 (40.00%) Greeks
4 2 (40.00%) Refactoring
4 2 (40.00%) WCF
4 2 (40.00%) WPF

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 (20.00%) Apache
1 1 (20.00%) Apache Airflow
1 1 (20.00%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (80.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (40.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (20.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Moq
1 2 (40.00%) MSTest
1 2 (40.00%) NUnit
1 2 (40.00%) Rhino Mocks
1 2 (40.00%) Subversion
General
1 3 (60.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Developer
2 2 (40.00%) C# Developer
2 2 (40.00%) SQL Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Consultant
3 1 (20.00%) Grid Consultant
3 1 (20.00%) Senior C# Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (80.00%) .NET
2 2 (40.00%) .NET Framework
2 2 (40.00%) Entity Framework
2 2 (40.00%) NumPy
2 2 (40.00%) Pandas
2 2 (40.00%) REST
2 2 (40.00%) WCF
2 2 (40.00%) Web Services
2 2 (40.00%) WPF
3 1 (20.00%) Apache Avro
3 1 (20.00%) JSON
3 1 (20.00%) Kafka
3 1 (20.00%) Node.js
3 1 (20.00%) Protocol Buffers
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) Derivative
2 1 (20.00%) Grid Computing
2 1 (20.00%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) Linux
2 1 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (80.00%) Asset Management
2 4 (80.00%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (40.00%) Automated Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (40.00%) Data Modelling
3 2 (40.00%) Greeks
3 2 (40.00%) Investment Management
3 2 (40.00%) MVC
3 2 (40.00%) MVVM
3 2 (40.00%) OO
3 2 (40.00%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (40.00%) Refactoring
3 2 (40.00%) Risk Management
3 2 (40.00%) Software Engineering
3 2 (40.00%) Stress Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Unit Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Change Management
4 1 (20.00%) Continuous Delivery
4 1 (20.00%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 4 (80.00%) C#
2 3 (60.00%) Python
3 2 (40.00%) PowerShell
3 2 (40.00%) Shell Script
3 2 (40.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Bloomberg
1 2 (40.00%) Charles River
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft