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

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Markit thinkFolio
London / City of London
Rank 147 158 189
Rank change year-on-year +11 +31  
Contract jobs citing thinkFolio 6 3 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.20% 0.091% 0.14%
As % of the Business Applications category 2.84% 1.32% 1.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 6
Median daily rate £688 £538 £613
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +27.90% -12.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £372 £513
10% offered a daily rate of more than £820 £608 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £675 £625 £250
% change year-on-year +8.00% +150.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

thinkFolio is in the business application 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 business application skills.

Contract Business Application Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for business application skills 211 228 420
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 7.05% 6.93% 8.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 146 165 303
Median daily rate £425 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.00% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £328 £326
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £413 £425
% change year-on-year +9.09% -2.94%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 1
Median hourly rate £29.38 £26.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.00% +52.94%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.00 £27.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +41.81% +52.77%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

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

Job vacancy trend for thinkFolio in the City of London

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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 thinkFolio in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for thinkFolio in the City of London

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing thinkFolio in the City of London over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for thinkFolio in the City of London

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing thinkFolio 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 thinkFolio.

1 10 (100.00%) Asset Management
2 7 (70.00%) Front Office
3 4 (40.00%) Fidessa
4 3 (30.00%) Bloomberg
4 3 (30.00%) Charles River
4 3 (30.00%) C#
4 3 (30.00%) SQL
4 3 (30.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (30.00%) Hedge funds
5 2 (20.00%) Markit EDM
5 2 (20.00%) ASP.NET Web API
5 2 (20.00%) MiFID
5 2 (20.00%) WPF
5 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (20.00%) Investment Management
5 2 (20.00%) Eze Software Group
5 2 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (20.00%) Finance
5 2 (20.00%) MVC
5 2 (20.00%) Data Management
5 2 (20.00%) Data Analysis
5 2 (20.00%) .NET
5 2 (20.00%) C++
5 2 (20.00%) ASP.NET
5 2 (20.00%) Project Management
6 1 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (10.00%) Data Modelling
6 1 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (10.00%) Java
6 1 (10.00%) SQL Server

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Top Related 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:

Business Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Markit EDM
2 1 (10.00%) LatentZero
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) Big Data
1 1 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
General
1 7 (70.00%) Front Office
2 2 (20.00%) Finance
3 1 (10.00%) Banking
3 1 (10.00%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Analyst
1 4 (40.00%) Business Analyst
2 3 (30.00%) Project Manager
3 2 (20.00%) .NET Developer
3 2 (20.00%) C# .NET Developer
3 2 (20.00%) C# Developer
3 2 (20.00%) C++ Developer
3 2 (20.00%) C++/C# Developer
3 2 (20.00%) Developer
3 2 (20.00%) MiFID Business Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Asset Management Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Asset Management Business Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Asset Management Project Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Data Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Fixed Income Business Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) MiFID Project Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Project Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Risk Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Risk Project Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Systems Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) .NET
1 2 (20.00%) ASP.NET
1 2 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC
1 2 (20.00%) ASP.NET Web API
1 2 (20.00%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Hedge funds
2 1 (10.00%) Fixed Income
2 1 (10.00%) Reference Data
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (100.00%) Asset Management
2 3 (30.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (20.00%) Data Analysis
3 2 (20.00%) Data Management
3 2 (20.00%) Investment Management
3 2 (20.00%) MVC
3 2 (20.00%) Project Management
4 1 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (10.00%) Data Governance
4 1 (10.00%) Data Modelling
4 1 (10.00%) Logical Data Model
4 1 (10.00%) Requirements Analysis
4 1 (10.00%) Risk Management
4 1 (10.00%) SDLC
4 1 (10.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 3 (30.00%) C#
1 3 (30.00%) SQL
2 2 (20.00%) C++
3 1 (10.00%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (20.00%) MiFID
2 1 (10.00%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 4 (40.00%) Fidessa
2 3 (30.00%) Bloomberg
2 3 (30.00%) Charles River
3 2 (20.00%) Eze Software Group
4 1 (10.00%) SimCorp