Period
to 23 November 2017

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 23 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)
England > London
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 612 610 610
Rank change year-on-year -2 0 -5
Contract jobs citing CFA 23 9 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.049% 0.020% 0.041%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.29% 0.12% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 7 14
London median daily rate £550 £650 £613
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.38% +6.12% +8.89%
10th Percentile £471 £510 £381
90th Percentile £623 £720 £712
England median daily rate £550 £540 £613
% change year-on-year +1.85% -11.84% +10.11%
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 7871 7753 7497
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 16.71% 17.16% 16.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 5243 5015 4949
London median daily rate £475 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
10th Percentile £263 £266 £258
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
England median daily rate £430 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +1.18% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 173 113 138
London median hourly rate £21.03 £19.23 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.36% -3.85% +11.11%
10th Percentile £13.50 £12.30 £12.02
90th Percentile £49.75 £49.84 £46.90
England median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year - +4.17% +26.32%

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 23 November 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 6 months to 23 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
Central London +3 4 £575 -14.81% 2
CFA
England

For the 6 months to 23 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 London region with a requirement for CFA.

1 18 (78.26%) Finance
2 11 (47.83%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (43.48%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (43.48%) Banking
3 10 (43.48%) Asset Management
4 8 (34.78%) SQL
5 7 (30.43%) Retail
5 7 (30.43%) MBA
5 7 (30.43%) Fixed Income
6 6 (26.09%) SQL Server
6 6 (26.09%) Data Warehouse
6 6 (26.09%) Credit Risk
7 5 (21.74%) Financial Modelling
7 5 (21.74%) SQL Server 2012
7 5 (21.74%) Performance Tuning
7 5 (21.74%) SQL Server 2016
7 5 (21.74%) Microsoft
7 5 (21.74%) Credit Risk Analysis
8 4 (17.39%) Investment Banking
8 4 (17.39%) Financial Institution
8 4 (17.39%) ETL
8 4 (17.39%) C#
8 4 (17.39%) QA
8 4 (17.39%) Scrum
8 4 (17.39%) Degree
9 3 (13.04%) Derivative
9 3 (13.04%) Investment Management
9 3 (13.04%) Change Data Capture
9 3 (13.04%) Fund Accounting
9 3 (13.04%) Microsoft Office

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 (4.35%) WebSphere
1 1 (4.35%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 3 (13.04%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (13.04%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (4.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (8.70%) SimCorp Dimension
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.35%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (26.09%) Data Warehouse
1 6 (26.09%) SQL Server
2 5 (21.74%) SQL Server 2012
2 5 (21.74%) SQL Server 2016
3 2 (8.70%) Big Data
4 1 (4.35%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (4.35%) Qlik Sense
4 1 (4.35%) QlikView
4 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (8.70%) Ant
1 2 (8.70%) Build Forge
1 2 (8.70%) Cucumber
1 2 (8.70%) Maven
1 2 (8.70%) Selenium
1 2 (8.70%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 18 (78.26%) Finance
2 10 (43.48%) Banking
3 7 (30.43%) Retail
4 4 (17.39%) Financial Institution
4 4 (17.39%) Investment Banking
5 1 (4.35%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (39.13%) Analyst
1 9 (39.13%) Developer
2 6 (26.09%) SQL Developer
3 5 (21.74%) Banking Analyst
3 5 (21.74%) Credit Analyst
4 4 (17.39%) ETL Developer
5 3 (13.04%) C# Developer
6 2 (8.70%) Business Analyst
6 2 (8.70%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (8.70%) Senior Business Analyst
6 2 (8.70%) SimCorp Developer
7 1 (4.35%) Data Analyst
7 1 (4.35%) J2EE Developer
7 1 (4.35%) Java Developer
7 1 (4.35%) Product Manager
7 1 (4.35%) Project Manager
7 1 (4.35%) Risk Analyst
7 1 (4.35%) Risk Manager
7 1 (4.35%) Team Leader
7 1 (4.35%) Technical Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.70%) Hibernate
1 2 (8.70%) JPA
1 2 (8.70%) RESTful
1 2 (8.70%) Spring
1 2 (8.70%) Web Services
2 1 (4.35%) .NET
2 1 (4.35%) AngularJS
2 1 (4.35%) COM
2 1 (4.35%) HTML
2 1 (4.35%) HTML5
2 1 (4.35%) J2EE
2 1 (4.35%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 11 (47.83%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (30.43%) Fixed Income
3 6 (26.09%) Credit Risk
4 3 (13.04%) Derivative
4 3 (13.04%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 3 (13.04%) Management Information System
5 2 (8.70%) Hedge funds
5 2 (8.70%) Market Risk
5 2 (8.70%) OTC Derivatives
6 1 (4.35%) Computer Science
6 1 (4.35%) Equities
6 1 (4.35%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (43.48%) Agile Software Development
1 10 (43.48%) Asset Management
2 5 (21.74%) Credit Risk Analysis
2 5 (21.74%) Financial Modelling
2 5 (21.74%) Performance Tuning
3 4 (17.39%) ETL
3 4 (17.39%) Scrum
4 3 (13.04%) Change Data Capture
4 3 (13.04%) Fund Accounting
4 3 (13.04%) Investment Management
5 2 (8.70%) Analytics
5 2 (8.70%) BDD
5 2 (8.70%) Business Analysis
5 2 (8.70%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (8.70%) Greeks
5 2 (8.70%) Performance Testing
5 2 (8.70%) Project Management
5 2 (8.70%) Risk Management
5 2 (8.70%) SDLC
5 2 (8.70%) Stress Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (34.78%) SQL
2 4 (17.39%) C#
3 2 (8.70%) Java
3 2 (8.70%) Perl
3 2 (8.70%) VBA
4 1 (4.35%) JavaScript
4 1 (4.35%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (30.43%) MBA
2 4 (17.39%) Degree
3 1 (4.35%) ACCA
3 1 (4.35%) CIMA
3 1 (4.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (17.39%) QA
2 1 (4.35%) AIFMD
2 1 (4.35%) MiFID
2 1 (4.35%) UCITS
Vendors
1 5 (21.74%) Microsoft
2 2 (8.70%) Oracle
2 2 (8.70%) Serena
2 2 (8.70%) SimCorp
3 1 (4.35%) MuleSoft