Period
to 21 June 2018

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge and experience of FactSet products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited FactSet over the 6 months to 21 June 2018 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.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are not representative of contractor rates within FactSet Research Systems, Inc.

FactSet
UK
6 months to
21 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 850 826 877
Rank change year-on-year -24 +51 -35
Contract jobs citing FactSet 29 20 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.029% 0.022% 0.021%
As % of the Vendors category 0.069% 0.050% 0.047%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 17 19
UK median daily rate £575 £550 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.55% +69.23% -27.78%
10th Percentile £212 £313 £175
90th Percentile £665 £645 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate - £550 £163
% change year-on-year - +238.46% -70.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

FactSet is in the Vendor Products and Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services.

All Vendors
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 41,776 40,197 47,299
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.76% 44.09% 44.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 25,937 24,600 28,877
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £250 £250 £244
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +3.13% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,521 1,415 1,636
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.25 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.45% -6.76% +5.71%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.50 £10.23
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.50 £47.19
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.47 £18.00
% change year-on-year -2.82% -8.53% +5.88%

FactSet
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing FactSet as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for FactSet in the UK

FactSet
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for FactSet in the UK

FactSet
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing FactSet over the 6 months to 21 June 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for FactSet in the UK

FactSet
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for FactSet in the UK

FactSet
Top 4 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing FactSet within the UK over the 6 months to 21 June 2018. 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
London -24 24 £588 +11.90% 8
England -38 24 £588 +11.90% 8
UK excluding London -5 4 - -
Scotland -40 4 - -

For the 6 months to 21 June 2018, IT contractor jobs citing FactSet 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 with a requirement for FactSet.

1 20 (68.97%) Finance
2 17 (58.62%) Asset Management
3 14 (48.28%) Bloomberg
4 10 (34.48%) Front Office
5 8 (27.59%) Investment Management
5 8 (27.59%) Performance Attribution
6 7 (24.14%) Business Analysis
6 7 (24.14%) SQL Server
6 7 (24.14%) Microsoft
7 6 (20.69%) Fixed Income
8 5 (17.24%) Analytics
8 5 (17.24%) Reuters
8 5 (17.24%) Active Directory
8 5 (17.24%) Windows
8 5 (17.24%) SQL
9 4 (13.79%) Middleware
9 4 (13.79%) Charles River
9 4 (13.79%) Blackberry
9 4 (13.79%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (13.79%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (13.79%) Windows 7
9 4 (13.79%) thinkFolio
10 3 (10.34%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 3 (10.34%) Data Integration
10 3 (10.34%) Sitecore
10 3 (10.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 3 (10.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 3 (10.34%) WebSphere
10 3 (10.34%) MDX
10 3 (10.34%) OLAP Cube

FactSet
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 3 (10.34%) WebSphere
2 2 (6.90%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (3.45%) MS Exchange
3 1 (3.45%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (10.34%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (3.45%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (13.79%) thinkFolio
2 2 (6.90%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (6.90%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.90%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.45%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.45%) Cisco IOS
1 1 (3.45%) DNS
1 1 (3.45%) Internet
1 1 (3.45%) Intranet
1 1 (3.45%) TCP/IP
1 1 (3.45%) VPN
1 1 (3.45%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (24.14%) SQL Server
2 3 (10.34%) OLAP
2 3 (10.34%) OLAP Cube
2 3 (10.34%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 3 (10.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (10.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (6.90%) Data Mart
4 1 (3.45%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 20 (68.97%) Finance
2 10 (34.48%) Front Office
3 3 (10.34%) Advertising
3 3 (10.34%) Back Office
4 1 (3.45%) Banking
4 1 (3.45%) Billing
Job Titles
1 14 (48.28%) Analyst
2 12 (41.38%) Business Analyst
3 8 (27.59%) Performance Analyst
4 7 (24.14%) Architect
4 7 (24.14%) Risk Analyst
4 7 (24.14%) Risk Business Analyst
5 6 (20.69%) Business Performance Analyst
6 4 (13.79%) Asset Management Business Analyst
7 3 (10.34%) Desktop Support
7 3 (10.34%) Solutions Architect
7 3 (10.34%) SQL Server Architect
8 2 (6.90%) Asset Management Analyst
8 2 (6.90%) Business Systems Analyst
8 2 (6.90%) Desktop Engineer
8 2 (6.90%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 2 (6.90%) Integration Analyst
8 2 (6.90%) Investment Management Business Analyst
8 2 (6.90%) Risk Management Analyst
8 2 (6.90%) Risk Management Business Analyst
8 2 (6.90%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (13.79%) Middleware
2 3 (10.34%) .NET
2 3 (10.34%) MDX
3 1 (3.45%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (20.69%) Fixed Income
2 4 (13.79%) Blackberry
3 3 (10.34%) Hedge funds
4 2 (6.90%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (3.45%) Derivative
5 1 (3.45%) Equities
5 1 (3.45%) iPad
5 1 (3.45%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 5 (17.24%) Windows
2 4 (13.79%) Windows 7
3 3 (10.34%) Windows 10
4 2 (6.90%) Windows Server
4 2 (6.90%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (6.90%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (3.45%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (58.62%) Asset Management
2 8 (27.59%) Investment Management
2 8 (27.59%) Performance Attribution
3 7 (24.14%) Business Analysis
4 5 (17.24%) Analytics
5 4 (13.79%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (13.79%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (10.34%) Data Integration
6 3 (10.34%) ITIL
7 2 (6.90%) CRM
7 2 (6.90%) Fund Management
7 2 (6.90%) System Integration Testing
7 2 (6.90%) Target Operating Model
7 2 (6.90%) Test Strategy
7 2 (6.90%) User Acceptance Testing
8 1 (3.45%) Business Process Mapping
8 1 (3.45%) ETL
8 1 (3.45%) Mentoring
8 1 (3.45%) Migration
8 1 (3.45%) Portfolio Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (17.24%) SQL
2 3 (10.34%) T-SQL
3 1 (3.45%) C#
3 1 (3.45%) Python
3 1 (3.45%) R
3 1 (3.45%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (6.90%) MCSA
1 2 (6.90%) MCSE
1 2 (6.90%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (3.45%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.45%) QA
1 1 (3.45%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (17.24%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (6.90%) DameWare
1 2 (6.90%) SCCM
2 1 (3.45%) AirWatch
2 1 (3.45%) WSUS
Vendors
1 14 (48.28%) Bloomberg
2 7 (24.14%) Microsoft
3 5 (17.24%) Reuters
4 4 (13.79%) Charles River
5 3 (10.34%) Ab Initio
5 3 (10.34%) Apple
5 3 (10.34%) CODA
5 3 (10.34%) IBM
5 3 (10.34%) Oracle
5 3 (10.34%) Sitecore
6 2 (6.90%) Citrix
6 2 (6.90%) Hyperion
6 2 (6.90%) SimCorp
7 1 (3.45%) Cisco
7 1 (3.45%) Fidessa
7 1 (3.45%) Remedy
7 1 (3.45%) Speakerbus
7 1 (3.45%) Tableau
7 1 (3.45%) VMware
7 1 (3.45%) Wallstreet Suite