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 24 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
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA)
UK
Rank 584 635 613
Rank change year-on-year +51 -22  
Contract jobs citing CFA 12 7 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.026% 0.013% 0.015%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.13% 0.063% 0.076%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 5 4
Median daily rate £550 £615 £650
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.56% -5.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £445 £583
10% offered a daily rate of more than £670 £693 £700
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.

Academic & Professional Certification
UK
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 9416 11075 10551
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 20.79% 20.90% 20.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 5980 6908 6005
Median daily rate £420 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.70% +1.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £255 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £545
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 450 402 477
Median hourly rate £30.00 £37.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +66.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.07 £12.26 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £60.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.25 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -26.87% +77.77%  

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 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for CFA in the UK

CFA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for CFA in the UK

CFA
Top 3 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 24 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
England +40 12 £550 -15.22% 1
London +35 12 £550 -10.56%
City of London +9 5 £550 -19.41%

CFA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 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 with a requirement for CFA.

1 13 (65.00%) Finance
2 9 (45.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (45.00%) SQL
3 8 (40.00%) C#
3 8 (40.00%) .NET
3 8 (40.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 8 (40.00%) Asset Management
3 8 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
4 7 (35.00%) Derivative
4 7 (35.00%) Python
5 6 (30.00%) SQL Server
5 6 (30.00%) Web Services
5 6 (30.00%) Statistics
5 6 (30.00%) Banking
5 6 (30.00%) WPF
5 6 (30.00%) Performance Tuning
6 5 (25.00%) Analytics
6 5 (25.00%) Economics
6 5 (25.00%) Degree
6 5 (25.00%) MVC
6 5 (25.00%) VBA
6 5 (25.00%) Shell Script
6 5 (25.00%) Data Modelling
7 4 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (20.00%) Front Office
7 4 (20.00%) Risk Management
7 4 (20.00%) TDD
7 4 (20.00%) Data Analysis
7 4 (20.00%) Investment Banking
7 4 (20.00%) Risk Analytics

CFA
Top Related 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 (5.00%) Apache
1 1 (5.00%) Apache Airflow
1 1 (5.00%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 2 (10.00%) LaTeX
1 2 (10.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (5.00%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (5.00%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (30.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (20.00%) Spotfire
3 3 (15.00%) NoSQL
4 2 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (5.00%) Big Data
5 1 (5.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (15.00%) Jenkins
1 3 (15.00%) Moq
1 3 (15.00%) MSTest
1 3 (15.00%) NUnit
1 3 (15.00%) Rhino Mocks
2 2 (10.00%) Subversion
General
1 13 (65.00%) Finance
2 6 (30.00%) Banking
3 4 (20.00%) Front Office
3 4 (20.00%) Investment Banking
4 1 (5.00%) Back Office
4 1 (5.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 7 (35.00%) Analyst
2 6 (30.00%) Developer
3 3 (15.00%) Analyst Programmer
3 3 (15.00%) C# Developer
3 3 (15.00%) Programmer
4 2 (10.00%) Business Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Consultant
4 2 (10.00%) Project Manager
4 2 (10.00%) Report Specialist
4 2 (10.00%) SQL Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Analyst Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Commercial Consultant
5 1 (5.00%) Data Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Grid Consultant
5 1 (5.00%) Performance Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Portfolio Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Senior C# Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (40.00%) .NET
2 6 (30.00%) Web Services
2 6 (30.00%) WPF
3 3 (15.00%) NumPy
3 3 (15.00%) Pandas
3 3 (15.00%) REST
3 3 (15.00%) WCF
4 2 (10.00%) .NET Framework
4 2 (10.00%) Entity Framework
5 1 (5.00%) Apache Avro
5 1 (5.00%) JSON
5 1 (5.00%) Kafka
5 1 (5.00%) Node.js
5 1 (5.00%) Protocol Buffers
Miscellaneous
1 8 (40.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 7 (35.00%) Derivative
3 3 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (15.00%) Equity Derivative
3 3 (15.00%) Exotic Derivative
4 2 (10.00%) Fixed Income
5 1 (5.00%) Credit Risk
5 1 (5.00%) Grid Computing
5 1 (5.00%) Market Risk
5 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Licensing
5 1 (5.00%) Public Cloud
5 1 (5.00%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 3 (15.00%) Linux
1 3 (15.00%) Unix
2 1 (5.00%) Windows
2 1 (5.00%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (45.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (40.00%) Asset Management
2 8 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
3 6 (30.00%) Performance Tuning
3 6 (30.00%) Statistics
4 5 (25.00%) Analytics
4 5 (25.00%) Data Modelling
4 5 (25.00%) Economics
4 5 (25.00%) MVC
5 4 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (20.00%) Data Analysis
5 4 (20.00%) Risk Analytics
5 4 (20.00%) Risk Management
5 4 (20.00%) TDD
6 3 (15.00%) Automated Testing
6 3 (15.00%) Code Coverage
6 3 (15.00%) OO
6 3 (15.00%) Portfolio Management
6 3 (15.00%) Scrum
6 3 (15.00%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 9 (45.00%) SQL
2 8 (40.00%) C#
3 7 (35.00%) Python
4 5 (25.00%) Shell Script
4 5 (25.00%) VBA
5 3 (15.00%) C++
5 3 (15.00%) Java
5 3 (15.00%) R
6 2 (10.00%) PowerShell
6 2 (10.00%) T-SQL
7 1 (5.00%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 5 (25.00%) Degree
2 3 (15.00%) MBA
3 1 (5.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.00%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 3 (15.00%) Bloomberg
1 3 (15.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (15.00%) Oracle
2 2 (10.00%) Charles River
3 1 (5.00%) FactSet
3 1 (5.00%) StatPro