Period
to 20 May 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 May 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 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 773 772 837
Rank change year-on-year -1 +65 -55
Contract jobs citing thinkFolio 108 57 41
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.11% 0.063% 0.039%
As % of the Business Applications category 1.57% 0.76% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 43 31
UK median daily rate £650 £625 £625
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.00% - +13.64%
10th Percentile £450 £398 £525
90th Percentile £758 £800 £725
UK excluding London median daily rate £548 £675 £625
% change year-on-year -18.89% +8.00% +56.25%
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 6,895 7,496 8,130
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 6.85% 8.26% 7.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,091 4,368 4,823
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +2.86% -
10th Percentile £313 £303 £290
90th Percentile £650 £627 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 100 92
UK median hourly rate £24.50 £30.19 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.85% +9.78% +24.63%
10th Percentile £9.60 £12.44 £12.88
90th Percentile £48.63 £57.55 £69.07
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £32.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year -38.46% +18.18% +25.00%

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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 May 2018.

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 6 months to 20 May 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
London -13 85 £675 +10.20% 6
England -28 85 £675 +10.20% 6
UK excluding London -8 23 £548 -18.89%
Scotland -12 23 £548 -18.89%

For the 6 months to 20 May 2018, IT contractor jobs citing thinkFolio also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for thinkFolio.

1 79 (73.15%) Asset Management
2 72 (66.67%) Charles River
3 71 (65.74%) Front Office
4 60 (55.56%) Investment Management
5 57 (52.78%) Fixed Income
6 39 (36.11%) Finance
7 38 (35.19%) Equities
7 38 (35.19%) Bloomberg
8 36 (33.33%) SQL
9 31 (28.70%) SimCorp
10 26 (24.07%) Derivative
11 25 (23.15%) .NET
11 25 (23.15%) Markit EDM
11 25 (23.15%) Bloomberg AIM
12 22 (20.37%) Eagle PACE
13 21 (19.44%) Agile Software Development
14 19 (17.59%) C#
15 18 (16.67%) Portfolio Management
16 17 (15.74%) Front Arena
17 16 (14.81%) SQL Server
18 15 (13.89%) Software Engineering
18 15 (13.89%) TDD
18 15 (13.89%) Amazon AWS
18 15 (13.89%) Continuous Integration
19 14 (12.96%) DevOps
19 14 (12.96%) FXall
19 14 (12.96%) Continuous Deployment
19 14 (12.96%) FIX Protocol
19 14 (12.96%) Exotic Derivative
19 14 (12.96%) Visual Studio Team System

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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 6 (5.56%) WebSphere
2 1 (0.93%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 7 (6.48%) Microsoft Excel
1 7 (6.48%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (1.85%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 25 (23.15%) Bloomberg AIM
1 25 (23.15%) Markit EDM
2 22 (20.37%) Eagle PACE
3 17 (15.74%) Front Arena
4 8 (7.41%) SimCorp Dimension
5 6 (5.56%) LatentZero
6 3 (2.78%) SunGard APT
7 2 (1.85%) HFM
7 2 (1.85%) Oracle Payables
7 2 (1.85%) Sentinel
8 1 (0.93%) Minerva
8 1 (0.93%) Tesseract
Cloud Services
1 15 (13.89%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (3.70%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.93%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (14.81%) SQL Server
2 6 (5.56%) Relational Database
3 2 (1.85%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 14 (12.96%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 14 (12.96%) Jenkins
1 14 (12.96%) TeamCity
1 14 (12.96%) Visual Studio Team System
2 8 (7.41%) MSBuild
3 5 (4.63%) Selenium
4 4 (3.70%) NUnit
4 4 (3.70%) SpecFlow
General
1 71 (65.74%) Front Office
2 39 (36.11%) Finance
3 7 (6.48%) Back Office
4 6 (5.56%) French Language
5 3 (2.78%) Banking
5 3 (2.78%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.85%) Billing
6 2 (1.85%) General Ledger
6 2 (1.85%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 46 (42.59%) Analyst
2 42 (38.89%) Business Analyst
3 18 (16.67%) Architect
3 18 (16.67%) Developer
4 15 (13.89%) Front Office Business Analyst
4 15 (13.89%) thinkFolio Business Analyst
5 14 (12.96%) Project Manager
6 13 (12.04%) Solutions Architect
6 13 (12.04%) thinkFolio Analyst
7 12 (11.11%) C# Developer
8 9 (8.33%) Fixed Income Business Analyst
9 8 (7.41%) AWS Developer
9 8 (7.41%) AWS DevOps
9 8 (7.41%) DevOps Developer
9 8 (7.41%) Support Analyst
10 7 (6.48%) Asset Management Business Analyst
11 6 (5.56%) Applications Support
11 6 (5.56%) Applications Support Analyst
11 6 (5.56%) C# .NET Developer
11 6 (5.56%) Charles River Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (23.15%) .NET
2 14 (12.96%) FIX Protocol
3 7 (6.48%) Middleware
4 4 (3.70%) SOAP
5 3 (2.78%) WPF
6 2 (1.85%) LINQ
6 2 (1.85%) RabbitMQ
6 2 (1.85%) Rendezvous
6 2 (1.85%) WCF
6 2 (1.85%) WinForms
7 1 (0.93%) CSS
7 1 (0.93%) CSS3
7 1 (0.93%) Gherkin
7 1 (0.93%) HTML
7 1 (0.93%) HTML5
7 1 (0.93%) Web Services
7 1 (0.93%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 57 (52.78%) Fixed Income
2 38 (35.19%) Equities
3 26 (24.07%) Derivative
4 14 (12.96%) Exotic Derivative
4 14 (12.96%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 6 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (3.70%) Greenfield Project
7 3 (2.78%) OTC Derivatives
8 2 (1.85%) Hedge funds
8 2 (1.85%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.93%) Blackberry
9 1 (0.93%) iPad
9 1 (0.93%) iPhone
9 1 (0.93%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 1 (0.93%) Linux
1 1 (0.93%) Windows
1 1 (0.93%) Windows 7
1 1 (0.93%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (73.15%) Asset Management
2 60 (55.56%) Investment Management
3 21 (19.44%) Agile Software Development
4 18 (16.67%) Portfolio Management
5 15 (13.89%) Continuous Integration
5 15 (13.89%) Software Engineering
5 15 (13.89%) TDD
6 14 (12.96%) Continuous Deployment
6 14 (12.96%) DevOps
6 14 (12.96%) Migration
7 10 (9.26%) Business Analysis
7 10 (9.26%) Data Management
8 8 (7.41%) Change Management
9 7 (6.48%) Data Integration
9 7 (6.48%) Fund Management
9 7 (6.48%) Project Management
10 6 (5.56%) Electronic Trading
10 6 (5.56%) ETL
10 6 (5.56%) Stakeholder Management
11 5 (4.63%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 36 (33.33%) SQL
2 19 (17.59%) C#
3 1 (0.93%) Java
3 1 (0.93%) T-SQL
3 1 (0.93%) VBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.93%) QA
1 1 (0.93%) SLA
1 1 (0.93%) UCITS
System Software
1 8 (7.41%) Docker
2 1 (0.93%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 72 (66.67%) Charles River
2 38 (35.19%) Bloomberg
3 31 (28.70%) SimCorp
4 14 (12.96%) Calypso
4 14 (12.96%) FXall
5 10 (9.26%) CODA
5 10 (9.26%) Oracle
6 7 (6.48%) Ab Initio
6 7 (6.48%) Hyperion
7 6 (5.56%) Microsoft
7 6 (5.56%) Sitecore
8 5 (4.63%) IBM
9 4 (3.70%) FactSet
9 4 (3.70%) Murex
10 3 (2.78%) Fidessa
10 3 (2.78%) GoldenSource
10 3 (2.78%) SunGard
11 2 (1.85%) Concur
11 2 (1.85%) Informatica
12 1 (0.93%) ServiceNow