Period
to 6 December 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 6 December 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
6 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 533 620 625
Rank change year-on-year +87 +5 -7
Contract jobs citing CFA 12 16 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.035% 0.034% 0.048%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.20% 0.21% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 7 14
London median daily rate £575 £475 £563
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.05% -15.56% -13.46%
10th Percentile £450 £346 £478
90th Percentile £725 £690 £675
England median daily rate £575 £475 £550
% change year-on-year +21.05% -13.64% +1.85%
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 5,982 7,548 8,130
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 17.22% 16.12% 17.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,028 4,859 5,443
London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +2.15%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £263
90th Percentile £688 £675 £650
England median daily rate £470 £450 £435
% change year-on-year +4.44% +3.45% +2.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 118 194 171
London median hourly rate £35.00 £24.04 £21.20
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +45.59% +13.40% +10.82%
10th Percentile £16.00 £13.00 £13.50
90th Percentile £52.50 £54.36 £48.75
England median hourly rate £35.00 £25.12 £25.00
% change year-on-year +39.33% +0.48% -

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 6 December 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 6 December 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 +57 2 £450 +2.86% 1
East London +31 1 £170 -32.00%
CFA
England

For the 6 months to 6 December 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 7 (58.33%) Front Office
1 7 (58.33%) Asset Management
1 7 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (50.00%) R
2 6 (50.00%) Finance
2 6 (50.00%) Python
3 5 (41.67%) Investment Management
4 4 (33.33%) SQL Server 2017
4 4 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (33.33%) Project Management
4 4 (33.33%) ETL
4 4 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
4 4 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (33.33%) C#
4 4 (33.33%) SQL
4 4 (33.33%) SQL Server
4 4 (33.33%) Equities
5 3 (25.00%) Risk Management
5 3 (25.00%) Six Sigma
5 3 (25.00%) Fixed Income
5 3 (25.00%) Hedge funds
5 3 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (16.67%) Domain Models
6 2 (16.67%) Scenario Testing
6 2 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
6 2 (16.67%) Banking
6 2 (16.67%) Market Risk
6 2 (16.67%) Stress Testing
6 2 (16.67%) MiFID
7 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management

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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) Power Platform
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
1 4 (33.33%) SQL Server
1 4 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
1 4 (33.33%) SQL Server 2017
2 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 1 (8.33%) OLAP
2 1 (8.33%) Power BI
2 1 (8.33%) QlikView
2 1 (8.33%) Spotfire
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 7 (58.33%) Front Office
2 6 (50.00%) Finance
3 2 (16.67%) Banking
4 1 (8.33%) French Language
4 1 (8.33%) German Language
4 1 (8.33%) Italian Language
4 1 (8.33%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Analyst
2 4 (33.33%) Business Analyst
2 4 (33.33%) C# Developer
2 4 (33.33%) Developer
2 4 (33.33%) SQL Developer
3 2 (16.67%) Fixed Income Business Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Programmer
3 2 (16.67%) Risk Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Risk Business Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Risk Management Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Risk Management Business Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) SQL Server Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Development Manager
4 1 (8.33%) ETL Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Front Office Business Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Portfolio Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Product Development Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Product Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 4 (33.33%) Equities
2 3 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (25.00%) Fixed Income
2 3 (25.00%) Hedge funds
3 2 (16.67%) Market Risk
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (58.33%) Asset Management
2 5 (41.67%) Investment Management
3 4 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
3 4 (33.33%) ETL
3 4 (33.33%) Project Management
4 3 (25.00%) Risk Management
4 3 (25.00%) Six Sigma
5 2 (16.67%) Domain Models
5 2 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
5 2 (16.67%) Scenario Testing
5 2 (16.67%) Stress Testing
6 1 (8.33%) Business Analysis
6 1 (8.33%) Data Modelling
6 1 (8.33%) Performance Analysis
6 1 (8.33%) Performance Attribution
6 1 (8.33%) Quantitative Research
6 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (50.00%) Python
1 6 (50.00%) R
2 4 (33.33%) C#
2 4 (33.33%) SQL
3 1 (8.33%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) Degree
1 1 (8.33%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (16.67%) MiFID
2 1 (8.33%) UCITS
Vendors
1 1 (8.33%) Bloomberg
1 1 (8.33%) Cognos
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
1 1 (8.33%) MicroStrategy
1 1 (8.33%) Tableau