Period
to 22 January 2019

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 22 January 2019 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
22 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 595 622 582
Rank change year-on-year +27 -40 +8
Contract jobs citing CFA 19 13 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.043% 0.028% 0.024%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.26% 0.16% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 11 8
London median daily rate £550 £625 £603
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.00% +3.73% +0.42%
10th Percentile £414 £500 £501
90th Percentile £644 £675 £715
England median daily rate £550 £600 £525
% change year-on-year -8.33% +14.29% -12.50%
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 7,175 8,017 7,057
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 16.11% 17.36% 17.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,590 5,301 4,603
London median daily rate £500 £488 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +5.41% +2.78%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £275
90th Percentile £675 £663 £638
England median daily rate £450 £445 £425
% change year-on-year +1.12% +4.71% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 149 186 124
London median hourly rate £25.00 £21.00 £20.31
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.05% +3.40% -0.93%
10th Percentile £12.50 £13.75 £11.66
90th Percentile £53.75 £53.13 £49.76
England median hourly rate £27.53 £23.88 £26.00
% change year-on-year +15.31% -8.17% -3.70%

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 6 months to 22 January 2019.

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 6 months to 22 January 2019. 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 -12 1 £438 -30.00% 1
East London - 1 £250 -
CFA
England

For the 6 months to 22 January 2019, 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 13 (68.42%) Finance
2 9 (47.37%) Degree
2 9 (47.37%) Problem-Solving
3 6 (31.58%) Fixed Income
3 6 (31.58%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (26.32%) Mathematics
4 5 (26.32%) Java
4 5 (26.32%) Self-Motivation
4 5 (26.32%) Market Risk
4 5 (26.32%) Stress Testing
4 5 (26.32%) Business Transformation
4 5 (26.32%) Relational Database
5 4 (21.05%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (21.05%) Machine Learning
5 4 (21.05%) Investment Management
5 4 (21.05%) Creative Thinking
5 4 (21.05%) Performance Attribution
5 4 (21.05%) SQL
5 4 (21.05%) SQL Server
5 4 (21.05%) CRM
5 4 (21.05%) Front Office
5 4 (21.05%) General Ledger
5 4 (21.05%) Derivative
5 4 (21.05%) Equities
6 3 (15.79%) Banking
6 3 (15.79%) Workflow
6 3 (15.79%) MBA
6 3 (15.79%) Spring
6 3 (15.79%) Maven
6 3 (15.79%) Investment Banking

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 3 (15.79%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (10.53%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Bloomberg AIM
1 1 (5.26%) Front Arena
1 1 (5.26%) thinkFolio
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.26%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (26.32%) Relational Database
2 4 (21.05%) SQL Server
3 3 (15.79%) Hadoop
4 1 (5.26%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (15.79%) Maven
General
1 13 (68.42%) Finance
2 4 (21.05%) Front Office
2 4 (21.05%) General Ledger
3 3 (15.79%) Banking
3 3 (15.79%) Investment Banking
4 1 (5.26%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (42.11%) Analyst
2 6 (31.58%) Business Analyst
3 4 (21.05%) Developer
4 3 (15.79%) Java Developer
4 3 (15.79%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (10.53%) Implementation Manager
5 2 (10.53%) Market Risk Developer
5 2 (10.53%) Market Risk Java Developer
5 2 (10.53%) Performance Analyst
5 2 (10.53%) Senior Performance Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Accountant
6 1 (5.26%) CRM Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Finance Business Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Financial Accountant
6 1 (5.26%) Investment Banking Java Developer
6 1 (5.26%) Pega Business Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Senior PMO
6 1 (5.26%) Senior PMO Manager
6 1 (5.26%) thinkFolio Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) thinkFolio Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.79%) Spring
2 1 (5.26%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 6 (31.58%) Fixed Income
2 5 (26.32%) Market Risk
2 5 (26.32%) Self-Motivation
3 4 (21.05%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (21.05%) Derivative
3 4 (21.05%) Equities
4 3 (15.79%) Management Information System
5 2 (10.53%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 2 (10.53%) Hedge funds
6 1 (5.26%) OTC Derivatives
6 1 (5.26%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 3 (15.79%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (47.37%) Problem-Solving
2 6 (31.58%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (26.32%) Business Transformation
3 5 (26.32%) Mathematics
3 5 (26.32%) Stress Testing
4 4 (21.05%) Creative Thinking
4 4 (21.05%) CRM
4 4 (21.05%) Investment Management
4 4 (21.05%) Machine Learning
4 4 (21.05%) Performance Attribution
5 3 (15.79%) Analytics
5 3 (15.79%) Data Modelling
5 3 (15.79%) ETL
5 3 (15.79%) Multithreading
5 3 (15.79%) Performance Optimisation
5 3 (15.79%) Portfolio Management
5 3 (15.79%) SOA
5 3 (15.79%) Workflow
6 2 (10.53%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (10.53%) Performance Analysis
Programming Languages
1 5 (26.32%) Java
2 4 (21.05%) SQL
3 2 (10.53%) MATLAB
3 2 (10.53%) Python
3 2 (10.53%) R
3 2 (10.53%) VBA
4 1 (5.26%) C#
4 1 (5.26%) C++
4 1 (5.26%) VB
Qualifications
1 9 (47.37%) Degree
2 3 (15.79%) MBA
3 2 (10.53%) Master's Degree
3 2 (10.53%) PhD
3 2 (10.53%) PMI Certification
3 2 (10.53%) PMP
4 1 (5.26%) ACCA
4 1 (5.26%) CCAB
4 1 (5.26%) CIMA
4 1 (5.26%) CISA
4 1 (5.26%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) MiFID
1 1 (5.26%) PMO
1 1 (5.26%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (5.26%) Bloomberg
1 1 (5.26%) Charles River
1 1 (5.26%) Pega