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 27 March 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Markit thinkFolio
UK
Rank 558 621 588
Rank change year-on-year +63 -33  
Contract jobs citing thinkFolio 25 19 43
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.056% 0.036% 0.080%
As % of the Business Applications category 0.65% 0.45% 0.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 10 33
Median daily rate £650 £625 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.00% +4.16%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £348 £475
10% offered a daily rate of more than £800 £703 £745
UK excluding London median daily rate £675 £625 £250
% change year-on-year +8.00% +150.00%  
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 3828 4251 4712
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 8.52% 7.99% 8.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 2316 2561 2635
Median daily rate £450 £435 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.44% -3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £413 £425
% change year-on-year +9.09% -2.94%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 49 40
Median hourly rate £39.00 £27.50 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +41.81% -8.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.92 £10.80 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.00 £64.75 £60.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.00 £27.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +41.81% +57.14%  

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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 27 March 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 3 months to 27 March 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 +62 24 £625 - 1
London +47 24 £625 +2.04% 1
City of London +6 6 £688 +27.90%
Scotland +15 1 £675 +8.00%
Edinburgh +13 1 £675 +8.00%

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Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 40 (83.33%) Asset Management
2 26 (54.17%) Investment Management
3 24 (50.00%) Charles River
4 21 (43.75%) Front Office
5 19 (39.58%) Fixed Income
6 13 (27.08%) Derivative
7 12 (25.00%) Finance
8 11 (22.92%) Equities
9 10 (20.83%) Bloomberg
9 10 (20.83%) LatentZero
10 9 (18.75%) Markit EDM
11 8 (16.67%) Hedge funds
11 8 (16.67%) Data Analysis
11 8 (16.67%) Data Management
11 8 (16.67%) Fund Management
11 8 (16.67%) Fidessa
11 8 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
12 7 (14.58%) SQL
12 7 (14.58%) Sentinel
13 5 (10.42%) OTC Derivatives
13 5 (10.42%) Data Governance
13 5 (10.42%) Reference Data
13 5 (10.42%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 4 (8.33%) Microsoft
14 4 (8.33%) Project Management
14 4 (8.33%) C#
14 4 (8.33%) SQL Server
14 4 (8.33%) SimCorp
14 4 (8.33%) Banking
15 3 (6.25%) SDLC

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Top Related 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 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (4.17%) MS Exchange
1 2 (4.17%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (4.17%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 10 (20.83%) LatentZero
2 9 (18.75%) Markit EDM
3 7 (14.58%) Sentinel
4 3 (6.25%) LongView
5 2 (4.17%) SunGard APT
6 1 (2.08%) Eagle PACE
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.17%) LAN
1 2 (4.17%) VPN
1 2 (4.17%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.33%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.08%) Big Data
3 1 (2.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (2.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (2.08%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 21 (43.75%) Front Office
2 12 (25.00%) Finance
3 4 (8.33%) Banking
4 3 (6.25%) Back Office
5 2 (4.17%) Investment Banking
5 2 (4.17%) Marketing
6 1 (2.08%) Legal
Job Titles
1 30 (62.50%) Analyst
2 15 (31.25%) Business Analyst
3 7 (14.58%) Data Analyst
3 7 (14.58%) Project Manager
4 6 (12.50%) Front Office Business Analyst
4 6 (12.50%) thinkFolio Analyst
5 5 (10.42%) Asset Management Analyst
6 4 (8.33%) Business Data Analyst
7 3 (6.25%) C# Developer
7 3 (6.25%) Developer
7 3 (6.25%) Support Analyst
7 3 (6.25%) thinkFolio Support
8 2 (4.17%) .NET Developer
8 2 (4.17%) 2nd Line Support
8 2 (4.17%) Applications Support
8 2 (4.17%) C++ Developer
8 2 (4.17%) IT Manager
8 2 (4.17%) IT Project Manager
8 2 (4.17%) Systems Analyst
8 2 (4.17%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.25%) .NET
1 3 (6.25%) WPF
2 2 (4.17%) ASP.NET
2 2 (4.17%) ASP.NET MVC
2 2 (4.17%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 19 (39.58%) Fixed Income
2 13 (27.08%) Derivative
3 11 (22.92%) Equities
4 8 (16.67%) Hedge funds
5 5 (10.42%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 5 (10.42%) OTC Derivatives
5 5 (10.42%) Reference Data
6 2 (4.17%) Management Information System
7 1 (2.08%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (2.08%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.17%) Windows
1 2 (4.17%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (83.33%) Asset Management
2 26 (54.17%) Investment Management
3 8 (16.67%) Data Analysis
3 8 (16.67%) Data Management
3 8 (16.67%) Fund Management
3 8 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (10.42%) Data Governance
5 4 (8.33%) Project Management
6 3 (6.25%) Migration
6 3 (6.25%) SDLC
6 3 (6.25%) Wealth Management
7 2 (4.17%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (4.17%) Business Analysis
7 2 (4.17%) Data Modelling
7 2 (4.17%) ETL
7 2 (4.17%) Fund Accounting
7 2 (4.17%) MVC
7 2 (4.17%) Performance Attribution
7 2 (4.17%) Target Operating Model
7 2 (4.17%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 7 (14.58%) SQL
2 4 (8.33%) C#
3 3 (6.25%) C++
4 2 (4.17%) VBA
5 1 (2.08%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.25%) MiFID
2 1 (2.08%) Data Quality
2 1 (2.08%) PMO
2 1 (2.08%) QA
System Software
1 2 (4.17%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (4.17%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 24 (50.00%) Charles River
2 10 (20.83%) Bloomberg
3 8 (16.67%) Fidessa
4 4 (8.33%) Microsoft
4 4 (8.33%) SimCorp
5 3 (6.25%) Remedy
6 2 (4.17%) Citrix
6 2 (4.17%) Eze Software Group
6 2 (4.17%) HP
6 2 (4.17%) Oracle
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