Period
to 12 November 2018

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 6 months to 12 November 2018 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
6 months to
12 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 604 613 624
Rank change year-on-year +9 +11 -19
Contract jobs citing CFA 11 24 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.024% 0.052% 0.020%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.15% 0.31% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 13 7
London median daily rate £456 £550 £650
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.05% -15.38% +4.00%
10th Percentile £418 £473 £510
90th Percentile £512 £620 £720
England median daily rate £456 £563 £540
% change year-on-year -18.89% +4.17% -13.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
London median hourly rate - - -
England 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 London with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
London
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 7,255 7,749 7,837
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 15.84% 16.78% 17.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,676 5,143 5,052
London median daily rate £500 £475 £460
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +3.37%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £263
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
England median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 181 181 102
London median hourly rate £22.50 £19.00 £19.03
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.42% -0.16% -4.85%
10th Percentile £13.00 £13.35 £13.38
90th Percentile £54.63 £47.83 £49.92
England median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £25.00

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
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 6 months to 12 November 2018. 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
Central London -25 1 £438 -23.91%
East London - 1 - -
CFA
England

For the 6 months to 12 November 2018, IT contractor jobs citing CFA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the London region with a requirement for CFA.

1 9 (81.82%) Problem-Solving
2 8 (72.73%) Finance
3 7 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (54.55%) Business Transformation
4 6 (54.55%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (54.55%) Self-Motivation
5 5 (45.45%) Creative Thinking
5 5 (45.45%) Machine Learning
5 5 (45.45%) General Ledger
6 4 (36.36%) Fixed Income
6 4 (36.36%) Degree
7 3 (27.27%) Investment Management
7 3 (27.27%) Performance Attribution
7 3 (27.27%) Front Office
7 3 (27.27%) SQL
8 2 (18.18%) VBA
8 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Excel
8 2 (18.18%) Project Management
8 2 (18.18%) Risk Management
8 2 (18.18%) Workflow
8 2 (18.18%) MBA
8 2 (18.18%) Equities
8 2 (18.18%) Statistics
8 2 (18.18%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (18.18%) Mathematics
8 2 (18.18%) Portfolio Management
8 2 (18.18%) Analytics
8 2 (18.18%) Performance Analysis
8 2 (18.18%) Line Management
9 1 (9.09%) Contract Negotiation

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:

Applications
1 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (18.18%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Bloomberg AIM
1 1 (9.09%) Front Arena
1 1 (9.09%) thinkFolio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) Relational Database
General
1 8 (72.73%) Finance
2 5 (45.45%) General Ledger
3 3 (27.27%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 8 (72.73%) Analyst
2 6 (54.55%) Business Analyst
3 3 (27.27%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (18.18%) Business Finance Analyst
4 2 (18.18%) Finance Business Analyst
4 2 (18.18%) Financial Analyst
4 2 (18.18%) Performance Analyst
4 2 (18.18%) Senior Performance Analyst
5 1 (9.09%) Agile Project Manager
5 1 (9.09%) CRM Analyst
5 1 (9.09%) CRM Business Analyst
5 1 (9.09%) Front Office Business Analyst
5 1 (9.09%) Fund Management Business Analyst
5 1 (9.09%) Implementation Manager
5 1 (9.09%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
5 1 (9.09%) Pega Business Analyst
5 1 (9.09%) Technical Manager
5 1 (9.09%) Technical Project Manager
5 1 (9.09%) thinkFolio Analyst
5 1 (9.09%) thinkFolio Business Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 6 (54.55%) Analytical Skills
1 6 (54.55%) Self-Motivation
2 4 (36.36%) Fixed Income
3 2 (18.18%) Equities
4 1 (9.09%) Derivative
4 1 (9.09%) Hedge funds
4 1 (9.09%) Management Information System
4 1 (9.09%) OTC Derivatives
4 1 (9.09%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (81.82%) Problem-Solving
2 7 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (54.55%) Business Transformation
4 5 (45.45%) Creative Thinking
4 5 (45.45%) Machine Learning
5 3 (27.27%) Investment Management
5 3 (27.27%) Performance Attribution
6 2 (18.18%) Analytics
6 2 (18.18%) Line Management
6 2 (18.18%) Mathematics
6 2 (18.18%) Performance Analysis
6 2 (18.18%) Portfolio Management
6 2 (18.18%) Project Management
6 2 (18.18%) Risk Management
6 2 (18.18%) Statistics
6 2 (18.18%) Workflow
7 1 (9.09%) Business Analysis
7 1 (9.09%) Fund Management
7 1 (9.09%) PRINCE2
7 1 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (27.27%) SQL
2 2 (18.18%) VBA
3 1 (9.09%) Java
3 1 (9.09%) VB
Qualifications
1 4 (36.36%) Degree
2 2 (18.18%) MBA
3 1 (9.09%) Master's Degree
3 1 (9.09%) PMI Certification
3 1 (9.09%) PMP
Vendors
1 1 (9.09%) Bloomberg
1 1 (9.09%) CA
1 1 (9.09%) Charles River
1 1 (9.09%) Pega