Period
to 21 October 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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 756 840 814
Rank change year-on-year +84 -26 -26
Contract jobs citing thinkFolio 119 44 86
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.12% 0.041% 0.075%
As % of the Business Applications category 1.49% 0.51% 0.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 39 63
UK median daily rate £600 £625 £575
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +8.70% -
10th Percentile £415 £525 £463
90th Percentile £723 £735 £685
UK excluding London median daily rate £456 £375 £600
% change year-on-year +21.67% -37.50% -2.04%
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 7984 8664 9322
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 8.04% 8.16% 8.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 4680 5156 5216
UK median daily rate £454 £440 £435
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +1.15% +2.35%
10th Percentile £305 £300 £275
90th Percentile £650 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +2.94% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 87 96 130
UK median hourly rate £27.00 £25.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.00% - -20.63%
10th Percentile £13.00 £10.23 £11.93
90th Percentile £48.70 £93.00 £50.87
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £25.06 £23.00
% change year-on-year +9.74% +8.96% -29.23%

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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 21 October 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 21 October 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 +98 105 £600 -5.88% 3
London +63 103 £600 -5.88% 3
UK excluding London +58 16 £456 +21.67%
Scotland +31 14 £400 +6.67%
South East - 2 £588 -

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 72 (60.50%) Fixed Income
2 68 (57.14%) Asset Management
3 66 (55.46%) Front Office
4 54 (45.38%) Charles River
5 45 (37.82%) Investment Management
6 24 (20.17%) SQL Server
7 21 (17.65%) Finance
8 20 (16.81%) Equities
9 15 (12.61%) Bloomberg
10 14 (11.76%) Portfolio Management
10 14 (11.76%) Bloomberg AIM
11 11 (9.24%) Derivative
12 10 (8.40%) Banking
12 10 (8.40%) LatentZero
13 9 (7.56%) Fidessa
13 9 (7.56%) Stakeholder Management
13 9 (7.56%) Sentinel
13 9 (7.56%) FIX Protocol
14 8 (6.72%) Markit EDM
14 8 (6.72%) Cash Management
14 8 (6.72%) Data Analysis
14 8 (6.72%) SQL
15 7 (5.88%) Workflow
15 7 (5.88%) Technical Architecture
15 7 (5.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 6 (5.04%) Fund Management
16 6 (5.04%) Change Management
16 6 (5.04%) Windows
17 5 (4.20%) Migration
17 5 (4.20%) QA

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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 (1.68%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (3.36%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.84%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 14 (11.76%) Bloomberg AIM
2 10 (8.40%) LatentZero
3 9 (7.56%) Sentinel
4 8 (6.72%) Markit EDM
5 2 (1.68%) Unit4 Business World
6 1 (0.84%) Bloomberg TOMS
6 1 (0.84%) LongView
6 1 (0.84%) Minerva
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.52%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (20.17%) SQL Server
2 7 (5.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (3.36%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (3.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (2.52%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.84%) Oracle BI EE
6 1 (0.84%) Oracle Smart View
6 1 (0.84%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (0.84%) JIRA
1 1 (0.84%) MSTest
1 1 (0.84%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (0.84%) Zephyr
General
1 66 (55.46%) Front Office
2 21 (17.65%) Finance
3 10 (8.40%) Banking
4 4 (3.36%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.84%) Legal
Job Titles
1 85 (71.43%) Analyst
2 59 (49.58%) Business Analyst
3 43 (36.13%) thinkFolio Analyst
4 37 (31.09%) thinkFolio Business Analyst
5 22 (18.49%) Applications Support
5 22 (18.49%) Front Office Business Analyst
6 14 (11.76%) Support Analyst
7 12 (10.08%) Business Systems Analyst
8 10 (8.40%) Project Manager
9 9 (7.56%) thinkFolio Support
10 8 (6.72%) Applications Support Analyst
10 8 (6.72%) Business Manager
11 7 (5.88%) Fixed Income Business Analyst
12 5 (4.20%) Investment Management Business Analyst
12 5 (4.20%) Senior Analyst
13 4 (3.36%) Portfolio Analyst
13 4 (3.36%) Systems Analyst
14 3 (2.52%) Consultant
14 3 (2.52%) IT Support Analyst
14 3 (2.52%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (7.56%) FIX Protocol
2 3 (2.52%) Spring
3 1 (0.84%) ActiveMQ
3 1 (0.84%) Middleware
3 1 (0.84%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 72 (60.50%) Fixed Income
2 20 (16.81%) Equities
3 11 (9.24%) Derivative
4 4 (3.36%) Blackberry
4 4 (3.36%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 4 (3.36%) iPad
4 4 (3.36%) iPhone
4 4 (3.36%) OTC Derivatives
5 3 (2.52%) SWIFT
6 1 (0.84%) Contract for Difference
6 1 (0.84%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 6 (5.04%) Windows
2 3 (2.52%) Linux
2 3 (2.52%) Windows 7
2 3 (2.52%) Windows XP
3 1 (0.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (0.84%) Unix
3 1 (0.84%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (57.14%) Asset Management
2 45 (37.82%) Investment Management
3 14 (11.76%) Portfolio Management
4 9 (7.56%) Stakeholder Management
5 8 (6.72%) Cash Management
5 8 (6.72%) Data Analysis
6 7 (5.88%) Technical Architecture
6 7 (5.88%) Workflow
7 6 (5.04%) Change Management
7 6 (5.04%) Fund Management
8 5 (4.20%) Migration
9 4 (3.36%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (3.36%) Business Analysis
10 3 (2.52%) Disaster Recovery
10 3 (2.52%) Incident Management
10 3 (2.52%) ITIL
10 3 (2.52%) Project Management
10 3 (2.52%) SDLC
10 3 (2.52%) User Acceptance Testing
11 2 (1.68%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (6.72%) SQL
2 3 (2.52%) Java
2 3 (2.52%) T-SQL
3 2 (1.68%) MATLAB
4 1 (0.84%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (0.84%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.20%) QA
2 3 (2.52%) MiFID
3 1 (0.84%) AIFMD
System Software
1 4 (3.36%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (0.84%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 54 (45.38%) Charles River
2 15 (12.61%) Bloomberg
3 9 (7.56%) Fidessa
4 3 (2.52%) Microsoft
4 3 (2.52%) ServiceNow
5 2 (1.68%) SimCorp
6 1 (0.84%) Murex
6 1 (0.84%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.84%) VMware