Period
to 20 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for CFA qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 20 November 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)
UK > England
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 823 864 852
Rank change year-on-year +41 -12 -16
Contract jobs citing CFA 26 12 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.028% 0.012% 0.018%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.15% 0.061% 0.092%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 10 14
England median daily rate £550 £540 £613
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.85% -11.84% +11.36%
10th Percentile £386 £327 £381
90th Percentile £618 £705 £712
UK median daily rate £550 £540 £613
% change year-on-year +1.85% -11.84% +11.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
England median hourly rate - - -
UK 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 contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
England
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 17652 19773 20752
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 18.77% 20.47% 19.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 10847 12342 12638
England median daily rate £425 £423 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.59% +5.63% -
10th Percentile £231 £250 £250
90th Percentile £600 £592 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 821 763 1004
England median hourly rate £25.12 £26.00 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.38% +8.33% +26.32%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.14 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.77 £49.19
UK median hourly rate £26.25 £26.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -0.94% +6.00% +31.58%

CFA
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing CFA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for CFA in England

CFA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing CFA in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for CFA in England

CFA
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing CFA in England over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for CFA in England

CFA
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CFA within the England region over the 6 months to 20 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -1 24 £550 -15.38% 3
East Midlands - 1 £350 -
Midlands - 1 £350 -
CFA
UK

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 England region with a requirement for CFA.

1 19 (73.08%) Finance
2 13 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (42.31%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (42.31%) Asset Management
4 10 (38.46%) Banking
5 9 (34.62%) SQL
6 8 (30.77%) Fixed Income
7 7 (26.92%) MBA
7 7 (26.92%) SQL Server
7 7 (26.92%) Data Warehouse
7 7 (26.92%) Microsoft
7 7 (26.92%) Retail
8 6 (23.08%) Credit Risk
8 6 (23.08%) Performance Tuning
9 5 (19.23%) SQL Server 2016
9 5 (19.23%) Credit Risk Analysis
9 5 (19.23%) Financial Modelling
9 5 (19.23%) SQL Server 2012
9 5 (19.23%) ETL
9 5 (19.23%) C#
10 4 (15.38%) Financial Institution
10 4 (15.38%) Microsoft Office
10 4 (15.38%) Investment Banking
10 4 (15.38%) Degree
10 4 (15.38%) QA
10 4 (15.38%) Scrum
10 4 (15.38%) Change Data Capture
11 3 (11.54%) Fund Accounting
11 3 (11.54%) Investment Management
11 3 (11.54%) Derivative

CFA
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 (3.85%) WebSphere
1 1 (3.85%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 4 (15.38%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (11.54%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (3.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (7.69%) SimCorp Dimension
2 1 (3.85%) SAP CO
2 1 (3.85%) SAP FI
2 1 (3.85%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.85%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (26.92%) Data Warehouse
1 7 (26.92%) SQL Server
2 5 (19.23%) SQL Server 2012
2 5 (19.23%) SQL Server 2016
3 2 (7.69%) Big Data
3 2 (7.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (7.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (7.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (3.85%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (3.85%) Qlik Sense
4 1 (3.85%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 2 (7.69%) Ant
1 2 (7.69%) Build Forge
1 2 (7.69%) Cucumber
1 2 (7.69%) Maven
1 2 (7.69%) Selenium
1 2 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 19 (73.08%) Finance
2 10 (38.46%) Banking
3 7 (26.92%) Retail
4 4 (15.38%) Financial Institution
4 4 (15.38%) Investment Banking
5 1 (3.85%) Manufacturing
5 1 (3.85%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (38.46%) Analyst
1 10 (38.46%) Developer
2 7 (26.92%) SQL Developer
3 5 (19.23%) Banking Analyst
3 5 (19.23%) Credit Analyst
3 5 (19.23%) ETL Developer
4 3 (11.54%) C# Developer
5 2 (7.69%) Business Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Senior Business Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) SimCorp Developer
6 1 (3.85%) Accountant
6 1 (3.85%) Credit Risk Manager
6 1 (3.85%) Investment Banking Java Developer
6 1 (3.85%) J2EE Developer
6 1 (3.85%) Market Risk Project Manager
6 1 (3.85%) Risk Project Manager
6 1 (3.85%) SAP Consultant
6 1 (3.85%) SAP FI/CO Consultant
6 1 (3.85%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.69%) .NET
1 2 (7.69%) Hibernate
1 2 (7.69%) JPA
1 2 (7.69%) RESTful
1 2 (7.69%) Spring
1 2 (7.69%) Web Services
2 1 (3.85%) AngularJS
2 1 (3.85%) COM
2 1 (3.85%) HTML
2 1 (3.85%) HTML5
2 1 (3.85%) J2EE
2 1 (3.85%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 13 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (30.77%) Fixed Income
3 6 (23.08%) Credit Risk
4 3 (11.54%) Derivative
4 3 (11.54%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 3 (11.54%) Management Information System
5 2 (7.69%) Hedge funds
5 2 (7.69%) Market Risk
5 2 (7.69%) OTC Derivatives
6 1 (3.85%) Computer Science
6 1 (3.85%) Equities
6 1 (3.85%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (42.31%) Agile Software Development
1 11 (42.31%) Asset Management
2 6 (23.08%) Performance Tuning
3 5 (19.23%) Credit Risk Analysis
3 5 (19.23%) ETL
3 5 (19.23%) Financial Modelling
4 4 (15.38%) Change Data Capture
4 4 (15.38%) Scrum
5 3 (11.54%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (11.54%) Fund Accounting
5 3 (11.54%) Investment Management
6 2 (7.69%) BDD
6 2 (7.69%) Business Analysis
6 2 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (7.69%) CRM
6 2 (7.69%) Greeks
6 2 (7.69%) Performance Testing
6 2 (7.69%) Project Management
6 2 (7.69%) Risk Management
6 2 (7.69%) Stress Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (34.62%) SQL
2 5 (19.23%) C#
3 2 (7.69%) Java
3 2 (7.69%) Perl
3 2 (7.69%) T-SQL
3 2 (7.69%) VBA
4 1 (3.85%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 7 (26.92%) MBA
2 4 (15.38%) Degree
3 3 (11.54%) ACCA
3 3 (11.54%) CIMA
4 1 (3.85%) AAT
4 1 (3.85%) CISA
4 1 (3.85%) ICAEW
4 1 (3.85%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (15.38%) QA
2 1 (3.85%) AIFMD
2 1 (3.85%) MiFID
2 1 (3.85%) UCITS
Vendors
1 7 (26.92%) Microsoft
2 3 (11.54%) Oracle
3 2 (7.69%) Serena
3 2 (7.69%) SimCorp
4 1 (3.85%) MuleSoft
4 1 (3.85%) SAP