The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for CFA qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 28 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)
England / London
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 402 432 428
Rank change year-on-year +30 -4  
Contract jobs citing CFA 20 2 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.096% 0.009% 0.030%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.59% 0.054% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 2 7
Median daily rate £550 £700 £625
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -21.42% +12.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £401 £675 £428
10% offered a daily rate of more than £609 £725 £638
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 London.

Academic & Professional Certification
London
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 3407 3689 3573
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 16.41% 16.99% 15.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 4516 5268 4405
Median daily rate £475 £457 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.99% +7.47%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £263 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £638 £650 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 164 68 171
Median hourly rate £18.85 £19.00 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.78% -22.44%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.88 £12.88 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £33.00 £52.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £28.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year +14.03% +26.66%  

CFA
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for CFA in London

CFA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for CFA in London

CFA
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing CFA in London over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for CFA in London

CFA
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CFA within the London region over the 3 months to 28 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
City of London - 4 - - 1
CFA
England

For the 6 months to 28 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 London region with a requirement for CFA.

1 25 (80.65%) Finance
2 19 (61.29%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (51.61%) SQL
4 13 (41.94%) Asset Management
5 11 (35.48%) C#
6 10 (32.26%) SQL Server
6 10 (32.26%) Banking
6 10 (32.26%) Derivative
7 9 (29.03%) Performance Tuning
7 9 (29.03%) .NET
7 9 (29.03%) Analytical Skills
8 8 (25.81%) Microsoft
8 8 (25.81%) Retail
8 8 (25.81%) MBA
8 8 (25.81%) Scrum
8 8 (25.81%) Credit Risk
8 8 (25.81%) Continuous Integration
9 7 (22.58%) Degree
9 7 (22.58%) Investment Management
9 7 (22.58%) Fixed Income
9 7 (22.58%) Risk Management
9 7 (22.58%) Python
9 7 (22.58%) VBA
10 6 (19.35%) Web Services
10 6 (19.35%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 6 (19.35%) Greeks
10 6 (19.35%) Stress Testing
10 6 (19.35%) WPF
11 5 (16.13%) SimCorp
11 5 (16.13%) SimCorp Dimension

CFA
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 (3.23%) Apache
1 1 (3.23%) Apache Airflow
1 1 (3.23%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 4 (12.90%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (9.68%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (3.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (16.13%) SimCorp Dimension
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (32.26%) SQL Server
2 5 (16.13%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (12.90%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (12.90%) SQL Server 2016
4 3 (9.68%) NoSQL
4 3 (9.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (3.23%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (3.23%) Relational Database
5 1 (3.23%) Spotfire
5 1 (3.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (3.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (16.13%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (9.68%) Jenkins
2 3 (9.68%) Moq
2 3 (9.68%) MSTest
2 3 (9.68%) NUnit
2 3 (9.68%) Rhino Mocks
3 2 (6.45%) Subversion
General
1 25 (80.65%) Finance
2 10 (32.26%) Banking
3 8 (25.81%) Retail
4 5 (16.13%) Financial Institution
5 4 (12.90%) Front Office
6 3 (9.68%) Investment Banking
7 1 (3.23%) Back Office
7 1 (3.23%) Legal
7 1 (3.23%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 16 (51.61%) Developer
2 12 (38.71%) Analyst
3 7 (22.58%) SQL Developer
4 5 (16.13%) Banking Analyst
4 5 (16.13%) C# Developer
4 5 (16.13%) Credit Analyst
4 5 (16.13%) SimCorp Developer
5 3 (9.68%) Analyst Programmer
5 3 (9.68%) ETL Developer
5 3 (9.68%) Programmer
6 2 (6.45%) Credit Risk Manager
6 2 (6.45%) Credit Risk Project Manager
6 2 (6.45%) Market Risk Project Manager
6 2 (6.45%) Project Manager
6 2 (6.45%) Risk Manager
6 2 (6.45%) Risk Project Manager
7 1 (3.23%) Analyst Developer
7 1 (3.23%) Grid Consultant
7 1 (3.23%) Performance Analyst
7 1 (3.23%) Senior Performance Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (29.03%) .NET
2 6 (19.35%) Web Services
2 6 (19.35%) WPF
3 3 (9.68%) NumPy
3 3 (9.68%) Pandas
3 3 (9.68%) REST
3 3 (9.68%) WCF
4 2 (6.45%) .NET Framework
4 2 (6.45%) Entity Framework
5 1 (3.23%) Apache Avro
5 1 (3.23%) COM
5 1 (3.23%) JSON
5 1 (3.23%) Kafka
5 1 (3.23%) MDX
5 1 (3.23%) Node.js
5 1 (3.23%) Protocol Buffers
Miscellaneous
1 10 (32.26%) Derivative
2 9 (29.03%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (25.81%) Credit Risk
4 7 (22.58%) Fixed Income
5 6 (19.35%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 3 (9.68%) Equity Derivative
6 3 (9.68%) Exotic Derivative
6 3 (9.68%) Market Risk
7 2 (6.45%) Equities
7 2 (6.45%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (6.45%) Management Information System
8 1 (3.23%) Computer Science
8 1 (3.23%) Grid Computing
8 1 (3.23%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 3 (9.68%) Linux
1 3 (9.68%) Unix
2 1 (3.23%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (61.29%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (41.94%) Asset Management
3 9 (29.03%) Performance Tuning
4 8 (25.81%) Continuous Integration
4 8 (25.81%) Scrum
5 7 (22.58%) Investment Management
5 7 (22.58%) Risk Management
6 6 (19.35%) Greeks
6 6 (19.35%) Stress Testing
7 5 (16.13%) Credit Risk Analysis
7 5 (16.13%) Data Modelling
7 5 (16.13%) Financial Modelling
7 5 (16.13%) Fund Accounting
7 5 (16.13%) MVC
8 4 (12.90%) Mathematics
8 4 (12.90%) Statistics
8 4 (12.90%) TDD
9 3 (9.68%) Refactoring
9 3 (9.68%) Test Automation
9 3 (9.68%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 16 (51.61%) SQL
2 11 (35.48%) C#
3 7 (22.58%) Python
3 7 (22.58%) VBA
4 5 (16.13%) Perl
4 5 (16.13%) Shell Script
5 3 (9.68%) C++
5 3 (9.68%) Java
6 2 (6.45%) PowerShell
7 1 (3.23%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (25.81%) MBA
2 7 (22.58%) Degree
3 3 (9.68%) Numerate Degree
4 1 (3.23%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (3.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (12.90%) QA
2 1 (3.23%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 8 (25.81%) Microsoft
2 5 (16.13%) Serena
2 5 (16.13%) SimCorp
3 3 (9.68%) Bloomberg
3 3 (9.68%) Oracle
4 2 (6.45%) Charles River
5 1 (3.23%) BISAM