The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for thinkFolio skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited thinkFolio over the 3 months to 23 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
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Markit thinkFolio
England / London
Rank 378 409 375
Rank change year-on-year +31 -34  
Contract jobs citing thinkFolio 24 10 34
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.12% 0.045% 0.16%
As % of the Business Applications category 1.59% 0.58% 1.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 8 30
Median daily rate £625 £613 £588
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.04% +4.21%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £344 £475
10% offered a daily rate of more than £800 £708 £728
UK excluding London median daily rate £675 £625 £250
% change year-on-year +8.00% +150.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

thinkFolio is in the business application skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for business application skills.

Contract Business Application Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for business application skills 1510 1733 1891
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 7.86% 7.88% 9.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 998 1115 1209
Median daily rate £450 £450 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -5.26%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £413 £425
% change year-on-year +9.09% -2.94%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 7 10
Median hourly rate £29.38 £26.00 £33.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.00% -22.96%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.90 £25.30 £17.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £125.00 £55.00 £54.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.00 £27.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +41.81% +52.77%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for thinkFolio in London

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing thinkFolio in London.

Contractor daily rate trend for thinkFolio in London

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing thinkFolio in London over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for thinkFolio in London

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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 thinkFolio within the London region over the 3 months to 23 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 +11 6 £688 +27.90% 1
thinkFolio
England

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing thinkFolio 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 thinkFolio.

1 39 (82.98%) Asset Management
2 27 (57.45%) Investment Management
3 22 (46.81%) Charles River
3 22 (46.81%) Front Office
4 19 (40.43%) Fixed Income
5 14 (29.79%) Derivative
6 12 (25.53%) Finance
7 11 (23.40%) Equities
8 10 (21.28%) LatentZero
8 10 (21.28%) Markit EDM
9 9 (19.15%) Bloomberg
10 8 (17.02%) Fidessa
10 8 (17.02%) Hedge funds
10 8 (17.02%) Data Management
10 8 (17.02%) Fund Management
11 7 (14.89%) Data Analysis
11 7 (14.89%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 7 (14.89%) SQL
11 7 (14.89%) Sentinel
12 6 (12.77%) OTC Derivatives
12 6 (12.77%) Stakeholder Management
13 5 (10.64%) Data Governance
13 5 (10.64%) Reference Data
14 4 (8.51%) SimCorp
14 4 (8.51%) SDLC
14 4 (8.51%) C#
14 4 (8.51%) Microsoft
14 4 (8.51%) Project Management
15 3 (6.38%) Remedy
15 3 (6.38%) LongView

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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 2 (4.26%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (4.26%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (4.26%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 10 (21.28%) LatentZero
1 10 (21.28%) Markit EDM
2 7 (14.89%) Sentinel
3 3 (6.38%) LongView
4 2 (4.26%) SunGard APT
5 1 (2.13%) Eagle PACE
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.26%) LAN
1 2 (4.26%) VPN
1 2 (4.26%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.26%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.13%) Big Data
2 1 (2.13%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (2.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (2.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (2.13%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 22 (46.81%) Front Office
2 12 (25.53%) Finance
3 3 (6.38%) Back Office
4 2 (4.26%) Banking
4 2 (4.26%) Investment Banking
4 2 (4.26%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 29 (61.70%) Analyst
2 16 (34.04%) Business Analyst
3 7 (14.89%) Data Analyst
3 7 (14.89%) Front Office Business Analyst
3 7 (14.89%) Project Manager
3 7 (14.89%) thinkFolio Analyst
4 6 (12.77%) Asset Management Analyst
5 4 (8.51%) Business Data Analyst
6 3 (6.38%) Asset Management Business Analyst
6 3 (6.38%) C# Developer
6 3 (6.38%) Developer
6 3 (6.38%) Support Analyst
6 3 (6.38%) thinkFolio Business Analyst
6 3 (6.38%) thinkFolio Support
7 2 (4.26%) .NET Developer
7 2 (4.26%) 2nd Line Support
7 2 (4.26%) Business Manager
7 2 (4.26%) C++ Developer
7 2 (4.26%) IT Project Manager
7 2 (4.26%) Project Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.38%) .NET
1 3 (6.38%) WPF
2 2 (4.26%) ASP.NET
2 2 (4.26%) ASP.NET MVC
2 2 (4.26%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 19 (40.43%) Fixed Income
2 14 (29.79%) Derivative
3 11 (23.40%) Equities
4 8 (17.02%) Hedge funds
5 7 (14.89%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 6 (12.77%) OTC Derivatives
7 5 (10.64%) Reference Data
8 1 (2.13%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.26%) Windows
1 2 (4.26%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (82.98%) Asset Management
2 27 (57.45%) Investment Management
3 8 (17.02%) Data Management
3 8 (17.02%) Fund Management
4 7 (14.89%) Data Analysis
5 6 (12.77%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (10.64%) Data Governance
7 4 (8.51%) Project Management
7 4 (8.51%) SDLC
8 3 (6.38%) Migration
8 3 (6.38%) Target Operating Model
8 3 (6.38%) Wealth Management
9 2 (4.26%) Agile Software Development
9 2 (4.26%) Business Analysis
9 2 (4.26%) Business Process Mapping
9 2 (4.26%) MVC
9 2 (4.26%) Performance Attribution
10 1 (2.13%) Compliance Management
10 1 (2.13%) Decision Tree
10 1 (2.13%) Swim Lanes
Programming Languages
1 7 (14.89%) SQL
2 4 (8.51%) C#
3 3 (6.38%) C++
4 1 (2.13%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.38%) MiFID
2 1 (2.13%) Data Quality
2 1 (2.13%) PMO
2 1 (2.13%) QA
System Software
1 2 (4.26%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (4.26%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 22 (46.81%) Charles River
2 9 (19.15%) Bloomberg
3 8 (17.02%) Fidessa
4 4 (8.51%) Microsoft
4 4 (8.51%) SimCorp
5 3 (6.38%) Remedy
6 2 (4.26%) Citrix
6 2 (4.26%) Eze Software Group
6 2 (4.26%) HP
7 1 (2.13%) Murex