Period
to 20 January 2018

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 20 January 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.

Markit thinkFolio
UK
6 months to
20 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 774 801 821
Rank change year-on-year +27 +20 -47
Contract jobs citing thinkFolio 96 43 56
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.097% 0.044% 0.052%
As % of the Business Applications category 1.26% 0.53% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 33 40
UK median daily rate £605 £650 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.92% +8.33% +9.09%
10th Percentile £365 £475 £460
90th Percentile £725 £748 £703
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 - £613
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 7,598 8,083 8,667
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 7.64% 8.35% 8.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,566 4,888 4,898
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +2.86% -0.57%
10th Percentile £308 £306 £278
90th Percentile £650 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £443 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +4.12% - +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 72 75 144
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £21.76 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.40% -37.83% +15.70%
10th Percentile £10.55 £6.40 £11.48
90th Percentile £57.79 £46.40 £68.08
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £21.56 £33.71
% change year-on-year -2.61% -36.04% +13.31%

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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 20 January 2018.

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 20 January 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
England +31 78 £650 - 16
London +10 77 £650 - 16
UK excluding London +25 19 £400 -
Scotland -1 18 £400 -
South East - 1 £575 -

For the 6 months to 20 January 2018, 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 65 (67.71%) Front Office
2 62 (64.58%) Fixed Income
3 60 (62.50%) Asset Management
4 52 (54.17%) Charles River
5 41 (42.71%) Investment Management
6 28 (29.17%) Equities
7 17 (17.71%) SQL Server
8 15 (15.63%) Finance
8 15 (15.63%) Portfolio Management
9 14 (14.58%) FIX Protocol
9 14 (14.58%) SQL
9 14 (14.58%) Bloomberg
9 14 (14.58%) Bloomberg AIM
10 13 (13.54%) Markit EDM
11 9 (9.38%) Derivative
12 8 (8.33%) Technical Architecture
12 8 (8.33%) Workflow
12 8 (8.33%) Data Analysis
13 7 (7.29%) SimCorp
13 7 (7.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 7 (7.29%) LatentZero
14 6 (6.25%) Fund Management
15 5 (5.21%) Time Management
15 5 (5.21%) Analytical Skills
15 5 (5.21%) Electronic Trading
15 5 (5.21%) ITIL
16 4 (4.17%) Fidessa
16 4 (4.17%) Migration
16 4 (4.17%) Line Management
16 4 (4.17%) Eagle PACE

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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 (2.08%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (2.08%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (2.08%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (1.04%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 14 (14.58%) Bloomberg AIM
2 13 (13.54%) Markit EDM
3 7 (7.29%) LatentZero
4 4 (4.17%) Eagle PACE
5 3 (3.13%) SimCorp Dimension
6 2 (2.08%) Sentinel
6 2 (2.08%) Unit4 Business World
7 1 (1.04%) LongView
7 1 (1.04%) Minerva
7 1 (1.04%) SunGard APT
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.04%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (17.71%) SQL Server
2 7 (7.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (4.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (3.13%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (3.13%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (2.08%) Relational Database
5 2 (2.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 1 (1.04%) Selenium
General
1 65 (67.71%) Front Office
2 15 (15.63%) Finance
3 2 (2.08%) Banking
3 2 (2.08%) French Language
4 1 (1.04%) Back Office
4 1 (1.04%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.04%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 76 (79.17%) Analyst
2 52 (54.17%) Business Analyst
3 34 (35.42%) thinkFolio Analyst
4 28 (29.17%) thinkFolio Business Analyst
5 24 (25.00%) Applications Support
6 23 (23.96%) Front Office Business Analyst
7 18 (18.75%) Support Analyst
8 15 (15.63%) Applications Support Analyst
9 13 (13.54%) Fixed Income Business Analyst
10 11 (11.46%) thinkFolio Support
11 10 (10.42%) Business Systems Analyst
12 8 (8.33%) Business Manager
13 7 (7.29%) Project Manager
14 3 (3.13%) Applications Manager
14 3 (3.13%) Applications Support Manager
14 3 (3.13%) Business Support Analyst
14 3 (3.13%) Charles River Project Manager
14 3 (3.13%) Support Manager
14 3 (3.13%) Systems Analyst
15 2 (2.08%) Charles River Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (14.58%) FIX Protocol
2 3 (3.13%) Spring
3 1 (1.04%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 62 (64.58%) Fixed Income
2 28 (29.17%) Equities
3 9 (9.38%) Derivative
4 5 (5.21%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (3.13%) SWIFT
6 2 (2.08%) OTC Derivatives
7 1 (1.04%) Blackberry
7 1 (1.04%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (1.04%) iPad
7 1 (1.04%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.08%) Windows
2 1 (1.04%) Windows 7
2 1 (1.04%) Windows Server
2 1 (1.04%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (62.50%) Asset Management
2 41 (42.71%) Investment Management
3 15 (15.63%) Portfolio Management
4 8 (8.33%) Data Analysis
4 8 (8.33%) Technical Architecture
4 8 (8.33%) Workflow
5 6 (6.25%) Fund Management
6 5 (5.21%) Electronic Trading
6 5 (5.21%) ITIL
6 5 (5.21%) Time Management
7 4 (4.17%) Line Management
7 4 (4.17%) Migration
8 3 (3.13%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (3.13%) Business Analysis
8 3 (3.13%) Change Management
8 3 (3.13%) Incident Management
8 3 (3.13%) Project Management
8 3 (3.13%) Test Planning
8 3 (3.13%) Test Strategy
9 2 (2.08%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 14 (14.58%) SQL
2 3 (3.13%) Java
2 3 (3.13%) T-SQL
3 2 (2.08%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 1 (1.04%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.08%) QA
2 1 (1.04%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (1.04%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 52 (54.17%) Charles River
2 14 (14.58%) Bloomberg
3 7 (7.29%) SimCorp
4 4 (4.17%) Fidessa
5 3 (3.13%) GoldenSource
6 1 (1.04%) Microsoft
6 1 (1.04%) ServiceNow
6 1 (1.04%) SunGard
6 1 (1.04%) VMware