Period
to 22 August 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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 764 863 803
Rank change year-on-year +99 -60 0
Contract jobs citing thinkFolio 94 36 87
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.098% 0.033% 0.077%
As % of the Business Applications category 1.23% 0.42% 0.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 32 60
UK median daily rate £600 £613 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.04% +11.36% -5.58%
10th Percentile £405 £525 £461
90th Percentile £725 £764 £750
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £500 £575
% change year-on-year -20.00% -13.04% +9.52%
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 7667 8615 9353
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 8.00% 7.96% 8.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 4427 5125 5146
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £435
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +0.57% +2.35%
10th Percentile £305 £295 £275
90th Percentile £650 £600 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £430 £420 £410
% change year-on-year +2.38% +2.44% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 104 98 113
UK median hourly rate £30.00 £26.75 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.15% +18.89% -30.77%
10th Percentile £13.00 £10.16 £11.40
90th Percentile £59.60 £69.07 £63.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £33.75 £22.50
% change year-on-year -3.70% +50.00% -31.82%

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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 22 August 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 22 August 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 +107 86 £600 -4.00% 7
London +71 85 £600 -2.04% 6
UK excluding London +69 9 £400 -20.00% 1
Scotland +30 8 £400 +6.67%
South East +24 1 £600 -4.00% 1

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 61 (64.89%) Asset Management
2 51 (54.26%) Front Office
3 49 (52.13%) Fixed Income
4 42 (44.68%) Investment Management
5 40 (42.55%) Charles River
6 18 (19.15%) SQL Server
6 18 (19.15%) Finance
7 13 (13.83%) Equities
8 12 (12.77%) Stakeholder Management
8 12 (12.77%) Derivative
9 11 (11.70%) Bloomberg
10 10 (10.64%) Fidessa
10 10 (10.64%) Banking
10 10 (10.64%) LatentZero
10 10 (10.64%) Bloomberg AIM
11 9 (9.57%) Portfolio Management
12 8 (8.51%) Sentinel
12 8 (8.51%) Data Analysis
12 8 (8.51%) Cash Management
12 8 (8.51%) Microsoft
12 8 (8.51%) Microsoft Office
13 6 (6.38%) Windows
13 6 (6.38%) QA
13 6 (6.38%) Fund Management
13 6 (6.38%) MiFID
13 6 (6.38%) OTC Derivatives
14 5 (5.32%) Agile Software Development
14 5 (5.32%) Project Management
14 5 (5.32%) Change Management
14 5 (5.32%) SQL

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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 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (2.13%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 8 (8.51%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (3.19%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (1.06%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 10 (10.64%) Bloomberg AIM
1 10 (10.64%) LatentZero
2 8 (8.51%) Sentinel
3 4 (4.26%) Markit EDM
4 1 (1.06%) Bloomberg TOMS
4 1 (1.06%) SunGard APT
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.26%) LAN
2 2 (2.13%) VPN
2 2 (2.13%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (19.15%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.26%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (3.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.06%) Big Data
4 1 (1.06%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.06%) Oracle BI EE
4 1 (1.06%) Oracle Smart View
4 1 (1.06%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (1.06%) JIRA
1 1 (1.06%) MSTest
1 1 (1.06%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (1.06%) Zephyr
General
1 51 (54.26%) Front Office
2 18 (19.15%) Finance
3 10 (10.64%) Banking
4 3 (3.19%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.06%) Legal
Job Titles
1 63 (67.02%) Analyst
2 42 (44.68%) Business Analyst
3 27 (28.72%) thinkFolio Analyst
4 20 (21.28%) thinkFolio Business Analyst
5 14 (14.89%) Applications Support
6 12 (12.77%) Front Office Business Analyst
7 11 (11.70%) Support Analyst
8 10 (10.64%) Project Manager
9 6 (6.38%) Business Systems Analyst
9 6 (6.38%) Senior Analyst
9 6 (6.38%) thinkFolio Support
10 5 (5.32%) Applications Support Analyst
11 4 (4.26%) Business Manager
11 4 (4.26%) Investment Management Business Analyst
11 4 (4.26%) Systems Analyst
12 3 (3.19%) Asset Management Analyst
12 3 (3.19%) Compliance Consultant
12 3 (3.19%) Consultant
12 3 (3.19%) IT Analyst
12 3 (3.19%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.26%) FIX Protocol
2 3 (3.19%) Spring
3 1 (1.06%) ActiveMQ
3 1 (1.06%) Middleware
3 1 (1.06%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 49 (52.13%) Fixed Income
2 13 (13.83%) Equities
3 12 (12.77%) Derivative
4 6 (6.38%) OTC Derivatives
5 3 (3.19%) Blackberry
5 3 (3.19%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 3 (3.19%) iPad
5 3 (3.19%) iPhone
5 3 (3.19%) SWIFT
6 2 (2.13%) Hedge funds
7 1 (1.06%) Contract for Difference
7 1 (1.06%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 6 (6.38%) Windows
2 4 (4.26%) Windows 7
3 3 (3.19%) Linux
4 2 (2.13%) Windows XP
5 1 (1.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.06%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (64.89%) Asset Management
2 42 (44.68%) Investment Management
3 12 (12.77%) Stakeholder Management
4 9 (9.57%) Portfolio Management
5 8 (8.51%) Cash Management
5 8 (8.51%) Data Analysis
6 6 (6.38%) Fund Management
7 5 (5.32%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (5.32%) Change Management
7 5 (5.32%) Project Management
8 4 (4.26%) SDLC
9 3 (3.19%) Business Analysis
9 3 (3.19%) CMMI
9 3 (3.19%) Incident Management
9 3 (3.19%) Migration
9 3 (3.19%) PRINCE2
9 3 (3.19%) Regression Testing
9 3 (3.19%) Technical Architecture
9 3 (3.19%) Wealth Management
9 3 (3.19%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 5 (5.32%) SQL
2 4 (4.26%) T-SQL
3 3 (3.19%) Java
4 1 (1.06%) PL/SQL
4 1 (1.06%) PowerShell
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.38%) MiFID
1 6 (6.38%) QA
2 1 (1.06%) AIFMD
2 1 (1.06%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.06%) EMIR
System Software
1 5 (5.32%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (3.19%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.13%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 40 (42.55%) Charles River
2 11 (11.70%) Bloomberg
3 10 (10.64%) Fidessa
4 8 (8.51%) Microsoft
5 2 (2.13%) Citrix
5 2 (2.13%) HP
5 2 (2.13%) ServiceNow
6 1 (1.06%) Murex
6 1 (1.06%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.06%) SimCorp
6 1 (1.06%) SunGard