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 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)
UK / England
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 565 618 619
Rank change year-on-year +53 +1  
Contract jobs citing CFA 23 2 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.053% 0.004% 0.014%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.28% 0.019% 0.073%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 2 7
Median daily rate £550 £700 £625
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -21.42% +12.00%  
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 England.

Academic & Professional Certification
England
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 8353 10611 9617
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 19.43% 21.47% 18.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 5020 6700 5645
Median daily rate £438 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.37% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £255 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £588 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 448 363 488
Median hourly rate £32.50 £27.50 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.18% +15.78%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £48.20 £50.00
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 England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England 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 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 3 months to 23 June 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 3 months to 23 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +21 18 £550 -21.42% 3
South East - 5 £625 -
CFA
UK

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 England region with a requirement for CFA.

1 25 (71.43%) Finance
2 20 (57.14%) SQL
3 19 (54.29%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (37.14%) Microsoft
4 13 (37.14%) Asset Management
5 11 (31.43%) C#
6 10 (28.57%) SQL Server
6 10 (28.57%) Derivative
7 9 (25.71%) .NET
7 9 (25.71%) Microsoft Excel
7 9 (25.71%) Performance Tuning
8 8 (22.86%) VBA
8 8 (22.86%) Scrum
8 8 (22.86%) Fixed Income
8 8 (22.86%) Banking
8 8 (22.86%) Continuous Integration
8 8 (22.86%) Investment Management
9 7 (20.00%) Degree
9 7 (20.00%) Risk Management
9 7 (20.00%) Python
9 7 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
9 7 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
10 6 (17.14%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 6 (17.14%) Web Services
10 6 (17.14%) MBA
10 6 (17.14%) Management Information System
10 6 (17.14%) Retail
10 6 (17.14%) Performance Management
10 6 (17.14%) Greeks
10 6 (17.14%) Stress Testing

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 (2.86%) Apache
1 1 (2.86%) Apache Airflow
1 1 (2.86%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 9 (25.71%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (8.57%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (2.86%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (14.29%) SimCorp Dimension
2 2 (5.71%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (28.57%) SQL Server
2 5 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (11.43%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (11.43%) SQL Server 2016
4 3 (8.57%) NoSQL
4 3 (8.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (2.86%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (2.86%) Relational Database
5 1 (2.86%) Spotfire
5 1 (2.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (2.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (8.57%) Jenkins
2 3 (8.57%) Moq
2 3 (8.57%) MSTest
2 3 (8.57%) NUnit
2 3 (8.57%) Rhino Mocks
3 2 (5.71%) Subversion
General
1 25 (71.43%) Finance
2 8 (22.86%) Banking
3 6 (17.14%) Retail
4 5 (14.29%) Financial Institution
5 4 (11.43%) Front Office
5 4 (11.43%) Marketing
5 4 (11.43%) Military
6 3 (8.57%) Investment Banking
7 2 (5.71%) Back Office
7 2 (5.71%) Electronics
7 2 (5.71%) Manufacturing
7 2 (5.71%) Telecoms
8 1 (2.86%) Legal
Job Titles
1 17 (48.57%) Developer
2 11 (31.43%) Analyst
3 7 (20.00%) SQL Developer
4 5 (14.29%) C# Developer
4 5 (14.29%) SimCorp Developer
5 4 (11.43%) Programme Manager
6 3 (8.57%) Analyst Programmer
6 3 (8.57%) Banking Analyst
6 3 (8.57%) Credit Analyst
6 3 (8.57%) ETL Developer
6 3 (8.57%) Programmer
7 2 (5.71%) Credit Risk Manager
7 2 (5.71%) Credit Risk Project Manager
7 2 (5.71%) Market Risk Project Manager
7 2 (5.71%) Performance Analyst
7 2 (5.71%) Project Manager
7 2 (5.71%) Risk Manager
7 2 (5.71%) Risk Project Manager
8 1 (2.86%) Grid Consultant
8 1 (2.86%) Portfolio Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (25.71%) .NET
2 6 (17.14%) Web Services
2 6 (17.14%) WPF
3 3 (8.57%) NumPy
3 3 (8.57%) Pandas
3 3 (8.57%) REST
3 3 (8.57%) WCF
4 2 (5.71%) .NET Framework
4 2 (5.71%) Entity Framework
5 1 (2.86%) Apache Avro
5 1 (2.86%) COM
5 1 (2.86%) JSON
5 1 (2.86%) Kafka
5 1 (2.86%) MDX
5 1 (2.86%) Node.js
5 1 (2.86%) Protocol Buffers
Miscellaneous
1 10 (28.57%) Derivative
2 8 (22.86%) Fixed Income
3 7 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (17.14%) Credit Risk
4 6 (17.14%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 6 (17.14%) Management Information System
5 3 (8.57%) Equity Derivative
5 3 (8.57%) Exotic Derivative
5 3 (8.57%) Market Risk
6 2 (5.71%) Equities
6 2 (5.71%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (2.86%) Computer Science
7 1 (2.86%) Grid Computing
7 1 (2.86%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 3 (8.57%) Linux
1 3 (8.57%) Unix
2 1 (2.86%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (54.29%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (37.14%) Asset Management
3 9 (25.71%) Performance Tuning
4 8 (22.86%) Continuous Integration
4 8 (22.86%) Investment Management
4 8 (22.86%) Scrum
5 7 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
5 7 (20.00%) Risk Management
6 6 (17.14%) Greeks
6 6 (17.14%) Performance Management
6 6 (17.14%) Stress Testing
7 5 (14.29%) Data Modelling
7 5 (14.29%) Fund Accounting
7 5 (14.29%) MVC
7 5 (14.29%) Planning and Forecasting
8 4 (11.43%) Mathematics
8 4 (11.43%) Statistics
8 4 (11.43%) TDD
9 3 (8.57%) Refactoring
9 3 (8.57%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 20 (57.14%) SQL
2 11 (31.43%) C#
3 8 (22.86%) VBA
4 7 (20.00%) Python
5 5 (14.29%) Perl
5 5 (14.29%) Shell Script
6 3 (8.57%) C++
6 3 (8.57%) Java
7 2 (5.71%) PowerShell
8 1 (2.86%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (20.00%) Degree
2 6 (17.14%) MBA
3 5 (14.29%) SC Cleared
3 5 (14.29%) Security Cleared
4 3 (8.57%) Numerate Degree
5 1 (2.86%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (2.86%) HP AIS
5 1 (2.86%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (11.43%) QA
2 1 (2.86%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 13 (37.14%) Microsoft
2 5 (14.29%) Serena
2 5 (14.29%) SimCorp
3 4 (11.43%) Veritas
4 3 (8.57%) Bloomberg
4 3 (8.57%) Oracle
5 2 (5.71%) Charles River
5 2 (5.71%) SAP
6 1 (2.86%) BISAM
6 1 (2.86%) BT
6 1 (2.86%) FactSet
6 1 (2.86%) StatPro