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 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA)
England / London
Rank 395 431 414
Rank change year-on-year +36 -17  
Contract jobs citing CFA 11 5 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.057% 0.023% 0.024%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.33% 0.13% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 3
Median daily rate £575 £615 £700
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.50% -12.14%  
UK excluding London median daily rate - £538 -
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 3315 3865 3572
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 17.22% 17.46% 16.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 2244 2728 2349
Median daily rate £450 £450 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +9.09%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £603 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 49 88
Median hourly rate £40.00 £17.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +128.57% -12.50%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £12.75 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.85 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.92 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -25.20% +77.77%  

CFA
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London citing CFA as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

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 26 March 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 26 March 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 +8 5 £550 -19.41%
CFA
England

CFA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 13 (76.47%) Finance
2 9 (52.94%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (52.94%) SQL
3 8 (47.06%) C#
3 8 (47.06%) .NET
3 8 (47.06%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 8 (47.06%) Asset Management
3 8 (47.06%) Continuous Integration
4 7 (41.18%) Derivative
4 7 (41.18%) Python
5 6 (35.29%) SQL Server
5 6 (35.29%) Web Services
5 6 (35.29%) Statistics
5 6 (35.29%) Banking
5 6 (35.29%) WPF
5 6 (35.29%) Performance Tuning
6 5 (29.41%) Analytics
6 5 (29.41%) Economics
6 5 (29.41%) Data Modelling
6 5 (29.41%) MVC
6 5 (29.41%) Shell Script
6 5 (29.41%) VBA
7 4 (23.53%) Risk Management
7 4 (23.53%) Front Office
7 4 (23.53%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (23.53%) Data Analysis
7 4 (23.53%) Investment Banking
7 4 (23.53%) Degree
7 4 (23.53%) TDD
7 4 (23.53%) Risk Analytics

CFA
Top Related 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 (5.88%) Apache
1 1 (5.88%) Apache Airflow
1 1 (5.88%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 2 (11.76%) LaTeX
1 2 (11.76%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (35.29%) SQL Server
2 4 (23.53%) Spotfire
3 3 (17.65%) NoSQL
4 2 (11.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (5.88%) Big Data
5 1 (5.88%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (17.65%) Jenkins
1 3 (17.65%) Moq
1 3 (17.65%) MSTest
1 3 (17.65%) NUnit
1 3 (17.65%) Rhino Mocks
2 2 (11.76%) Subversion
General
1 13 (76.47%) Finance
2 6 (35.29%) Banking
3 4 (23.53%) Front Office
3 4 (23.53%) Investment Banking
4 1 (5.88%) Back Office
4 1 (5.88%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 7 (41.18%) Analyst
2 6 (35.29%) Developer
3 3 (17.65%) Analyst Programmer
3 3 (17.65%) C# Developer
3 3 (17.65%) Programmer
4 2 (11.76%) Business Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Consultant
4 2 (11.76%) Report Specialist
4 2 (11.76%) SQL Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Analyst Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Commercial Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) Data Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Grid Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) Performance Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Portfolio Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Senior C# Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (47.06%) .NET
2 6 (35.29%) Web Services
2 6 (35.29%) WPF
3 3 (17.65%) NumPy
3 3 (17.65%) Pandas
3 3 (17.65%) REST
3 3 (17.65%) WCF
4 2 (11.76%) .NET Framework
4 2 (11.76%) Entity Framework
5 1 (5.88%) Apache Avro
5 1 (5.88%) JSON
5 1 (5.88%) Kafka
5 1 (5.88%) Node.js
5 1 (5.88%) Protocol Buffers
Miscellaneous
1 8 (47.06%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 7 (41.18%) Derivative
3 3 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (17.65%) Equity Derivative
3 3 (17.65%) Exotic Derivative
4 2 (11.76%) Fixed Income
5 1 (5.88%) Credit Risk
5 1 (5.88%) Grid Computing
5 1 (5.88%) Market Risk
5 1 (5.88%) Public Cloud
5 1 (5.88%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 3 (17.65%) Linux
1 3 (17.65%) Unix
2 1 (5.88%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (52.94%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (47.06%) Asset Management
2 8 (47.06%) Continuous Integration
3 6 (35.29%) Performance Tuning
3 6 (35.29%) Statistics
4 5 (29.41%) Analytics
4 5 (29.41%) Data Modelling
4 5 (29.41%) Economics
4 5 (29.41%) MVC
5 4 (23.53%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (23.53%) Data Analysis
5 4 (23.53%) Risk Analytics
5 4 (23.53%) Risk Management
5 4 (23.53%) TDD
6 3 (17.65%) Automated Testing
6 3 (17.65%) Code Coverage
6 3 (17.65%) Dashboard Development
6 3 (17.65%) OO
6 3 (17.65%) Scrum
6 3 (17.65%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 9 (52.94%) SQL
2 8 (47.06%) C#
3 7 (41.18%) Python
4 5 (29.41%) Shell Script
4 5 (29.41%) VBA
5 3 (17.65%) C++
5 3 (17.65%) Java
5 3 (17.65%) R
6 2 (11.76%) PowerShell
6 2 (11.76%) T-SQL
7 1 (5.88%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 4 (23.53%) Degree
2 3 (17.65%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 3 (17.65%) Bloomberg
1 3 (17.65%) Oracle
2 2 (11.76%) Charles River
2 2 (11.76%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.88%) FactSet
3 1 (5.88%) StatPro