Period
to 18 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for thinkFolio skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited thinkFolio over the 6 months to 18 November 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.

Markit thinkFolio
UK
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 774 844 828
Rank change year-on-year +70 -16 -33
Contract jobs citing thinkFolio 115 42 76
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.11% 0.040% 0.066%
As % of the Business Applications category 1.42% 0.48% 0.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 36 54
UK median daily rate £588 £650 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.62% +8.33% +4.35%
10th Percentile £423 £500 £463
90th Percentile £715 £800 £696
UK excluding London median daily rate £456 - £600
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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

All Business Application Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for business application skills 8087 8758 9467
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 7.92% 8.29% 8.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 4767 5218 5284
UK median daily rate £470 £440 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.82% +0.57% +2.94%
10th Percentile £306 £300 £275
90th Percentile £650 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +2.94% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 88 96 141
UK median hourly rate £29.50 £31.00 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.84% +8.77% -4.20%
10th Percentile £12.43 £10.23 £12.00
90th Percentile £64.67 £99.00 £52.47
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.58 £31.00 £27.47
% change year-on-year -1.37% +12.85% -12.79%

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Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for thinkFolio in the UK

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for thinkFolio in the UK

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing thinkFolio over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for thinkFolio in the UK

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Top 5 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing thinkFolio within the UK over the 6 months to 18 November 2017. 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
England +104 102 £600 -7.69% 6
London +53 100 £600 -7.69% 6
UK excluding London +47 15 £456 - 1
Scotland +11 13 £400 - 1
South East - 2 £588 -

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 with a requirement for thinkFolio.

1 71 (61.74%) Fixed Income
2 66 (57.39%) Front Office
3 65 (56.52%) Asset Management
4 48 (41.74%) Charles River
5 43 (37.39%) Investment Management
6 22 (19.13%) Equities
6 22 (19.13%) SQL Server
7 20 (17.39%) Finance
8 13 (11.30%) Portfolio Management
9 12 (10.43%) Derivative
9 12 (10.43%) Bloomberg
9 12 (10.43%) Bloomberg AIM
10 9 (7.83%) Stakeholder Management
10 9 (7.83%) Banking
10 9 (7.83%) LatentZero
11 8 (6.96%) Markit EDM
11 8 (6.96%) Cash Management
11 8 (6.96%) Data Analysis
11 8 (6.96%) FIX Protocol
11 8 (6.96%) Fidessa
11 8 (6.96%) SQL
12 7 (6.09%) Workflow
12 7 (6.09%) Technical Architecture
12 7 (6.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 6 (5.22%) Sentinel
13 6 (5.22%) Fund Management
13 6 (5.22%) Windows
14 5 (4.35%) Change Management
15 4 (3.48%) Migration
15 4 (3.48%) Microsoft Office

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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 2 (1.74%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (3.48%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.87%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 12 (10.43%) Bloomberg AIM
2 9 (7.83%) LatentZero
3 8 (6.96%) Markit EDM
4 6 (5.22%) Sentinel
5 2 (1.74%) Unit4 Business World
6 1 (0.87%) LongView
6 1 (0.87%) Minerva
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.61%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (19.13%) SQL Server
2 7 (6.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (3.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (2.61%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (2.61%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (1.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.87%) Oracle BI EE
6 1 (0.87%) Oracle Smart View
Development Applications
1 1 (0.87%) JIRA
1 1 (0.87%) MSTest
1 1 (0.87%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (0.87%) Zephyr
General
1 66 (57.39%) Front Office
2 20 (17.39%) Finance
3 9 (7.83%) Banking
4 4 (3.48%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 86 (74.78%) Analyst
2 59 (51.30%) Business Analyst
3 46 (40.00%) thinkFolio Analyst
4 38 (33.04%) thinkFolio Business Analyst
5 24 (20.87%) Applications Support
6 22 (19.13%) Front Office Business Analyst
7 16 (13.91%) Support Analyst
8 12 (10.43%) Business Systems Analyst
8 12 (10.43%) thinkFolio Support
9 10 (8.70%) Applications Support Analyst
10 9 (7.83%) Fixed Income Business Analyst
10 9 (7.83%) Project Manager
11 8 (6.96%) Business Manager
12 6 (5.22%) Investment Management Business Analyst
13 5 (4.35%) Senior Analyst
14 4 (3.48%) Portfolio Analyst
14 4 (3.48%) Systems Analyst
15 3 (2.61%) IT Support Analyst
15 3 (2.61%) Senior Support Analyst
15 3 (2.61%) Support Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (6.96%) FIX Protocol
2 3 (2.61%) Spring
3 1 (0.87%) ActiveMQ
3 1 (0.87%) Middleware
3 1 (0.87%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 71 (61.74%) Fixed Income
2 22 (19.13%) Equities
3 12 (10.43%) Derivative
4 4 (3.48%) Blackberry
4 4 (3.48%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 4 (3.48%) iPad
4 4 (3.48%) iPhone
5 3 (2.61%) OTC Derivatives
5 3 (2.61%) SWIFT
6 1 (0.87%) Contract for Difference
6 1 (0.87%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 6 (5.22%) Windows
2 3 (2.61%) Windows 7
2 3 (2.61%) Windows XP
3 2 (1.74%) Linux
4 1 (0.87%) Unix
4 1 (0.87%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (56.52%) Asset Management
2 43 (37.39%) Investment Management
3 13 (11.30%) Portfolio Management
4 9 (7.83%) Stakeholder Management
5 8 (6.96%) Cash Management
5 8 (6.96%) Data Analysis
6 7 (6.09%) Technical Architecture
6 7 (6.09%) Workflow
7 6 (5.22%) Fund Management
8 5 (4.35%) Change Management
9 4 (3.48%) Migration
10 3 (2.61%) Agile Software Development
10 3 (2.61%) Business Analysis
10 3 (2.61%) Disaster Recovery
10 3 (2.61%) Incident Management
10 3 (2.61%) Project Management
10 3 (2.61%) User Acceptance Testing
11 2 (1.74%) High Availability
11 2 (1.74%) System Testing
11 2 (1.74%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (6.96%) SQL
2 3 (2.61%) Java
2 3 (2.61%) T-SQL
3 2 (1.74%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 1 (0.87%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.48%) QA
2 2 (1.74%) MiFID
System Software
1 4 (3.48%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (0.87%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 48 (41.74%) Charles River
2 12 (10.43%) Bloomberg
3 8 (6.96%) Fidessa
4 3 (2.61%) Microsoft
4 3 (2.61%) ServiceNow
5 2 (1.74%) SimCorp
6 1 (0.87%) Murex
6 1 (0.87%) VMware