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 28 April 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
28 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 581 628 599
Rank change year-on-year +47 -29  
Contract jobs citing thinkFolio 22 17 42
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.047% 0.030% 0.075%
As % of the Business Applications category 0.56% 0.38% 0.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 12 30
Median daily rate £650 £613 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.12% +11.36%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £369 £525
10% offered a daily rate of more than £800 £723 £750
UK excluding London median daily rate - £625 £400
% change year-on-year - +56.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
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 3949 4427 4683
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 8.38% 7.92% 8.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 2319 2716 2604
Median daily rate £450 £440 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.27% -2.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 43 32
Median hourly rate £36.25 £26.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +39.42% -13.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.05 £9.00 £14.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.00 £50.00 £60.13
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.77 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year +37.34% -14.06%  

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Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing thinkFolio as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Business Applications category.

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 28 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for thinkFolio in the UK

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Top 3 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 28 April 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 +50 22 £650 +6.12% 5
London +35 22 £650 +8.33% 5
City of London -2 6 £663 +16.48% 1

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 41 (87.23%) Asset Management
2 25 (53.19%) Charles River
3 24 (51.06%) Investment Management
4 23 (48.94%) Front Office
5 12 (25.53%) Finance
5 12 (25.53%) Fixed Income
6 11 (23.40%) Data Analysis
7 10 (21.28%) LatentZero
8 9 (19.15%) Derivative
8 9 (19.15%) Bloomberg
9 8 (17.02%) Equities
9 8 (17.02%) Data Management
9 8 (17.02%) Stakeholder Management
9 8 (17.02%) Hedge funds
9 8 (17.02%) Bloomberg AIM
10 7 (14.89%) Markit EDM
10 7 (14.89%) Sentinel
10 7 (14.89%) Microsoft
10 7 (14.89%) Fidessa
11 6 (12.77%) SQL
11 6 (12.77%) MiFID
11 6 (12.77%) Fund Management
12 5 (10.64%) Reference Data
12 5 (10.64%) Banking
12 5 (10.64%) Data Governance
12 5 (10.64%) Project Management
12 5 (10.64%) Microsoft Office
12 5 (10.64%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 4 (8.51%) OTC Derivatives
13 4 (8.51%) SQL Server

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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 (4.26%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (4.26%) MS Exchange
1 2 (4.26%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (10.64%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (6.38%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 10 (21.28%) LatentZero
2 8 (17.02%) Bloomberg AIM
3 7 (14.89%) Markit EDM
3 7 (14.89%) Sentinel
4 2 (4.26%) LongView
5 1 (2.13%) Eagle PACE
5 1 (2.13%) SunGard APT
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.26%) LAN
1 2 (4.26%) VPN
1 2 (4.26%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.51%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.38%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.13%) Big Data
3 1 (2.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (2.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (2.13%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 23 (48.94%) Front Office
2 12 (25.53%) Finance
3 5 (10.64%) Banking
4 1 (2.13%) Back Office
4 1 (2.13%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.13%) Legal
Job Titles
1 28 (59.57%) Analyst
2 12 (25.53%) Business Analyst
3 9 (19.15%) Data Analyst
4 6 (12.77%) Project Manager
5 5 (10.64%) Asset Management Analyst
6 4 (8.51%) Business Data Analyst
6 4 (8.51%) Front Office Business Analyst
6 4 (8.51%) thinkFolio Analyst
7 3 (6.38%) C# Developer
7 3 (6.38%) Developer
7 3 (6.38%) Support Analyst
7 3 (6.38%) thinkFolio Support
8 2 (4.26%) 1st/2nd Line Support Analyst
8 2 (4.26%) 2nd Line Support
8 2 (4.26%) Applications Support
8 2 (4.26%) C# .NET Developer
8 2 (4.26%) Monitoring Analyst
8 2 (4.26%) Senior Analyst
8 2 (4.26%) Systems Analyst
8 2 (4.26%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.38%) .NET
1 3 (6.38%) WPF
2 2 (4.26%) ASP.NET
2 2 (4.26%) ASP.NET MVC
2 2 (4.26%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 12 (25.53%) Fixed Income
2 9 (19.15%) Derivative
3 8 (17.02%) Equities
3 8 (17.02%) Hedge funds
4 5 (10.64%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 5 (10.64%) Reference Data
5 4 (8.51%) OTC Derivatives
6 2 (4.26%) Management Information System
7 1 (2.13%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.26%) Windows
1 2 (4.26%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (87.23%) Asset Management
2 24 (51.06%) Investment Management
3 11 (23.40%) Data Analysis
4 8 (17.02%) Data Management
4 8 (17.02%) Stakeholder Management
5 6 (12.77%) Fund Management
6 5 (10.64%) Data Governance
6 5 (10.64%) Project Management
7 4 (8.51%) Fund Accounting
8 3 (6.38%) CMMI
8 3 (6.38%) PRINCE2
9 2 (4.26%) Agile Software Development
9 2 (4.26%) Data Modelling
9 2 (4.26%) ETL
9 2 (4.26%) Migration
9 2 (4.26%) MVC
9 2 (4.26%) Performance Attribution
9 2 (4.26%) SDLC
9 2 (4.26%) Translating Business Requirements
9 2 (4.26%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (12.77%) SQL
2 3 (6.38%) C#
2 3 (6.38%) C++
3 2 (4.26%) VBA
4 1 (2.13%) PL/SQL
4 1 (2.13%) T-SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (12.77%) MiFID
2 1 (2.13%) Data Quality
2 1 (2.13%) EMIR
2 1 (2.13%) PMO
2 1 (2.13%) QA
System Software
1 2 (4.26%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (4.26%) Backup Exec
1 2 (4.26%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 25 (53.19%) Charles River
2 9 (19.15%) Bloomberg
3 7 (14.89%) Fidessa
3 7 (14.89%) Microsoft
4 3 (6.38%) SimCorp
5 2 (4.26%) Citrix
5 2 (4.26%) Eze Software Group
5 2 (4.26%) HP
5 2 (4.26%) Oracle
5 2 (4.26%) Remedy
6 1 (2.13%) SunGard
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Competitive Rate
Posted: Yesterday
London
Gravitas Recruitment Group
Rate: £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Red10
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £450.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago