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 3 months to 29 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.

Markit thinkFolio
UK
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 568 627 602
Rank change year-on-year +59 -25  
Contract jobs citing thinkFolio 46 22 42
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.098% 0.041% 0.075%
As % of the Business Applications category 1.14% 0.50% 0.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 21 33
UK median daily rate £600 £600 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +9.09%  
10th Percentile £383 £525 £470
90th Percentile £718 £725 £668
UK excluding London median daily rate - £375 £550
% change year-on-year - -31.81%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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

Contract Business Application Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for business application skills 4030 4417 4796
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 8.55% 8.22% 8.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 3131 3854 3739
UK median daily rate £475 £438 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.57% -0.56%  
10th Percentile £313 £300 £275
90th Percentile £650 £600 £631
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 65 74
UK median hourly rate £30.00 £32.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.69% +44.44%  
10th Percentile £15.00 £10.34 £15.20
90th Percentile £64.50 £99.00 £47.63
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £32.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year - +44.44%  

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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 3 months to 29 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for thinkFolio in the UK

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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 thinkFolio within the UK over the 3 months to 29 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 +51 44 £600 -2.04% 5
London +28 44 £600 -2.04% 5
UK excluding London +65 2 - -
Scotland +36 2 - -

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 49 (71.01%) Asset Management
2 36 (52.17%) Investment Management
3 34 (49.28%) Front Office
3 34 (49.28%) Charles River
4 26 (37.68%) Fixed Income
5 15 (21.74%) Bloomberg
6 14 (20.29%) Bloomberg AIM
7 12 (17.39%) Finance
8 11 (15.94%) Fidessa
9 10 (14.49%) Stakeholder Management
9 10 (14.49%) Derivative
10 9 (13.04%) Banking
11 8 (11.59%) LatentZero
11 8 (11.59%) Microsoft
11 8 (11.59%) Microsoft Office
12 7 (10.14%) SQL Server
12 7 (10.14%) Sentinel
12 7 (10.14%) Data Analysis
12 7 (10.14%) Fund Management
13 6 (8.70%) Markit EDM
13 6 (8.70%) MiFID
13 6 (8.70%) Data Management
13 6 (8.70%) Hedge funds
13 6 (8.70%) Equities
13 6 (8.70%) Project Management
14 5 (7.25%) Active Directory
14 5 (7.25%) SQL
14 5 (7.25%) Windows
14 5 (7.25%) Change Management
14 5 (7.25%) SDLC

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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 (2.90%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (2.90%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 8 (11.59%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (4.35%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 14 (20.29%) Bloomberg AIM
2 8 (11.59%) LatentZero
3 7 (10.14%) Sentinel
4 6 (8.70%) Markit EDM
5 1 (1.45%) Bloomberg TOMS
5 1 (1.45%) SunGard APT
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.80%) LAN
2 2 (2.90%) VPN
2 2 (2.90%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (10.14%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.45%) Big Data
2 1 (1.45%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.45%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.45%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (1.45%) JIRA
1 1 (1.45%) Zephyr
General
1 34 (49.28%) Front Office
2 12 (17.39%) Finance
3 9 (13.04%) Banking
4 3 (4.35%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.45%) Legal
Job Titles
1 41 (59.42%) Analyst
2 22 (31.88%) Business Analyst
3 13 (18.84%) thinkFolio Analyst
4 11 (15.94%) Project Manager
5 7 (10.14%) Data Analyst
5 7 (10.14%) Support Analyst
5 7 (10.14%) thinkFolio Business Analyst
6 6 (8.70%) Applications Support
6 6 (8.70%) Front Office Business Analyst
6 6 (8.70%) Senior Analyst
7 4 (5.80%) Asset Management Analyst
7 4 (5.80%) Asset Management Project Manager
7 4 (5.80%) thinkFolio Support
8 3 (4.35%) Charles River Business Analyst
8 3 (4.35%) Compliance Analyst
8 3 (4.35%) IT Analyst
8 3 (4.35%) IT Support
8 3 (4.35%) Monitoring Analyst
8 3 (4.35%) Senior IT Support Analyst
8 3 (4.35%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.45%) .NET
1 1 (1.45%) ActiveMQ
1 1 (1.45%) ASP.NET
1 1 (1.45%) ASP.NET MVC
1 1 (1.45%) ASP.NET Web API
1 1 (1.45%) FIX Protocol
1 1 (1.45%) Middleware
1 1 (1.45%) WPF
1 1 (1.45%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 26 (37.68%) Fixed Income
2 10 (14.49%) Derivative
3 6 (8.70%) Equities
3 6 (8.70%) Hedge funds
4 5 (7.25%) OTC Derivatives
5 4 (5.80%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 4 (5.80%) Reference Data
6 3 (4.35%) Blackberry
6 3 (4.35%) iPad
6 3 (4.35%) iPhone
7 1 (1.45%) Contract for Difference
Operating Systems
1 5 (7.25%) Windows
2 4 (5.80%) Windows 7
3 2 (2.90%) Linux
3 2 (2.90%) Windows XP
4 1 (1.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.45%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (71.01%) Asset Management
2 36 (52.17%) Investment Management
3 10 (14.49%) Stakeholder Management
4 7 (10.14%) Data Analysis
4 7 (10.14%) Fund Management
5 6 (8.70%) Data Management
5 6 (8.70%) Project Management
6 5 (7.25%) Change Management
6 5 (7.25%) SDLC
7 4 (5.80%) Cash Management
7 4 (5.80%) Data Governance
8 3 (4.35%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (4.35%) Business Analysis
8 3 (4.35%) CMMI
8 3 (4.35%) Migration
8 3 (4.35%) Portfolio Management
8 3 (4.35%) PRINCE2
8 3 (4.35%) Wealth Management
9 2 (2.90%) Functional Testing
9 2 (2.90%) Performance Attribution
Programming Languages
1 5 (7.25%) SQL
2 1 (1.45%) C#
2 1 (1.45%) C++
2 1 (1.45%) PL/SQL
2 1 (1.45%) PowerShell
2 1 (1.45%) T-SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.70%) MiFID
2 2 (2.90%) QA
3 1 (1.45%) AIFMD
3 1 (1.45%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.45%) EMIR
System Software
1 5 (7.25%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (4.35%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.90%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 34 (49.28%) Charles River
2 15 (21.74%) Bloomberg
3 11 (15.94%) Fidessa
4 8 (11.59%) Microsoft
5 4 (5.80%) SimCorp
6 2 (2.90%) Citrix
6 2 (2.90%) HP
6 2 (2.90%) ServiceNow
7 1 (1.45%) Eze Software Group
7 1 (1.45%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.45%) SunGard
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