The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for CFA qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 26 June 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)
UK
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 583 649 634
Rank change year-on-year +66 -15  
Contract jobs citing CFA 24 2 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.051% 0.004% 0.013%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.27% 0.017% 0.066%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 2 7
Median daily rate £550 £700 £625
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -21.42% +12.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £625 - -
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.

Academic & Professional Certification
UK
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 9024 11621 10595
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 19.19% 21.89% 18.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 5396 7265 6174
Median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £244
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 490 440 549
Median hourly rate £32.50 £28.50 £24.37
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.03% +16.97%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.52 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £49.13 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.00 £24.12
% change year-on-year +10.00% +24.37%  

CFA
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 the UK

CFA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for CFA in the UK

CFA
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing CFA over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for CFA in the UK

CFA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing CFA.

Contractor hourly rate trend for CFA in the UK

CFA
Top 6 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CFA within the UK over the 3 months to 26 June 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
England +56 24 £550 -21.42% 3
London +11 19 £550 -21.42% 3
Hampshire - 5 £625 -
South East - 5 £625 -
City of London - 4 - - 1
Andover - 4 £575 -

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 with a requirement for CFA.

1 26 (74.29%) Finance
2 20 (57.14%) SQL
3 19 (54.29%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (37.14%) Asset Management
5 12 (34.29%) Microsoft
6 11 (31.43%) C#
7 10 (28.57%) SQL Server
7 10 (28.57%) Derivative
8 9 (25.71%) Banking
8 9 (25.71%) .NET
8 9 (25.71%) Performance Tuning
9 8 (22.86%) Analytical Skills
9 8 (22.86%) Microsoft Excel
9 8 (22.86%) Scrum
9 8 (22.86%) Continuous Integration
10 7 (20.00%) Credit Risk
10 7 (20.00%) Investment Management
10 7 (20.00%) Retail
10 7 (20.00%) Degree
10 7 (20.00%) Fixed Income
10 7 (20.00%) MBA
10 7 (20.00%) Risk Management
10 7 (20.00%) Python
10 7 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
10 7 (20.00%) VBA
11 6 (17.14%) Web Services
11 6 (17.14%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 6 (17.14%) Management Information System
11 6 (17.14%) Performance Management
11 6 (17.14%) Greeks

CFA
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 (2.86%) Apache
1 1 (2.86%) Apache Airflow
1 1 (2.86%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 8 (22.86%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (8.57%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (2.86%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (14.29%) SimCorp Dimension
2 2 (5.71%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (28.57%) SQL Server
2 5 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (11.43%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (11.43%) SQL Server 2016
4 3 (8.57%) NoSQL
4 3 (8.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (2.86%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (2.86%) Relational Database
5 1 (2.86%) Spotfire
5 1 (2.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (2.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (8.57%) Jenkins
2 3 (8.57%) Moq
2 3 (8.57%) MSTest
2 3 (8.57%) NUnit
2 3 (8.57%) Rhino Mocks
3 2 (5.71%) Subversion
General
1 26 (74.29%) Finance
2 9 (25.71%) Banking
3 7 (20.00%) Retail
4 5 (14.29%) Financial Institution
5 4 (11.43%) Front Office
5 4 (11.43%) Military
6 3 (8.57%) Investment Banking
6 3 (8.57%) Marketing
7 2 (5.71%) Electronics
7 2 (5.71%) Manufacturing
7 2 (5.71%) Telecoms
8 1 (2.86%) Back Office
8 1 (2.86%) Legal
Job Titles
1 17 (48.57%) Developer
2 11 (31.43%) Analyst
3 7 (20.00%) SQL Developer
4 5 (14.29%) C# Developer
4 5 (14.29%) SimCorp Developer
5 4 (11.43%) Banking Analyst
5 4 (11.43%) Credit Analyst
5 4 (11.43%) Programme Manager
6 3 (8.57%) Analyst Programmer
6 3 (8.57%) ETL Developer
6 3 (8.57%) Programmer
7 2 (5.71%) Credit Risk Manager
7 2 (5.71%) Credit Risk Project Manager
7 2 (5.71%) Market Risk Project Manager
7 2 (5.71%) Project Manager
7 2 (5.71%) Risk Manager
7 2 (5.71%) Risk Project Manager
8 1 (2.86%) Grid Consultant
8 1 (2.86%) Portfolio Analyst
8 1 (2.86%) Risk Analytics Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (25.71%) .NET
2 6 (17.14%) Web Services
2 6 (17.14%) WPF
3 3 (8.57%) NumPy
3 3 (8.57%) Pandas
3 3 (8.57%) REST
3 3 (8.57%) WCF
4 2 (5.71%) .NET Framework
4 2 (5.71%) Entity Framework
5 1 (2.86%) Apache Avro
5 1 (2.86%) COM
5 1 (2.86%) JSON
5 1 (2.86%) Kafka
5 1 (2.86%) MDX
5 1 (2.86%) Node.js
5 1 (2.86%) Protocol Buffers
Miscellaneous
1 10 (28.57%) Derivative
2 8 (22.86%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (20.00%) Credit Risk
3 7 (20.00%) Fixed Income
4 6 (17.14%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 6 (17.14%) Management Information System
5 3 (8.57%) Equity Derivative
5 3 (8.57%) Exotic Derivative
5 3 (8.57%) Market Risk
6 2 (5.71%) Equities
6 2 (5.71%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (2.86%) Computer Science
7 1 (2.86%) Grid Computing
7 1 (2.86%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 3 (8.57%) Linux
1 3 (8.57%) Unix
2 1 (2.86%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (54.29%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (37.14%) Asset Management
3 9 (25.71%) Performance Tuning
4 8 (22.86%) Continuous Integration
4 8 (22.86%) Scrum
5 7 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
5 7 (20.00%) Investment Management
5 7 (20.00%) Risk Management
6 6 (17.14%) Greeks
6 6 (17.14%) Performance Management
6 6 (17.14%) Stress Testing
7 5 (14.29%) Data Modelling
7 5 (14.29%) Fund Accounting
7 5 (14.29%) MVC
7 5 (14.29%) Planning and Forecasting
8 4 (11.43%) Credit Risk Analysis
8 4 (11.43%) Financial Modelling
8 4 (11.43%) Mathematics
8 4 (11.43%) Statistics
8 4 (11.43%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 20 (57.14%) SQL
2 11 (31.43%) C#
3 7 (20.00%) Python
3 7 (20.00%) VBA
4 5 (14.29%) Perl
4 5 (14.29%) Shell Script
5 3 (8.57%) C++
5 3 (8.57%) Java
6 2 (5.71%) PowerShell
7 1 (2.86%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (20.00%) Degree
1 7 (20.00%) MBA
2 5 (14.29%) SC Cleared
2 5 (14.29%) Security Cleared
3 3 (8.57%) Numerate Degree
4 1 (2.86%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (2.86%) HP AIS
4 1 (2.86%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (11.43%) QA
2 1 (2.86%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 12 (34.29%) Microsoft
2 5 (14.29%) Serena
2 5 (14.29%) SimCorp
3 4 (11.43%) Veritas
4 3 (8.57%) Bloomberg
4 3 (8.57%) Oracle
5 2 (5.71%) Charles River
5 2 (5.71%) SAP
6 1 (2.86%) BISAM
6 1 (2.86%) BT