The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Equities in IT contracts advertised for the Belfast region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Equities over the 3 months to 1 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Equities
Rank 9 20 20
Rank change year-on-year
+11 0
Contract jobs citing Equities 7 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 12.50% 0.93% 1.75%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 28.00% 2.38% 4.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 2
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£175 £375 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-53.33% +25.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £375 £388
% change year-on-year
+13.33% -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Equities
County Antrim

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the Belfast region.

Miscellaneous Category
Belfast
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
25 42 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 44.64% 39.25% 35.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 22 26
Average daily rate £175 £315 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-44.44% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £83 £257 £127
10% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £393 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £13.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -3.70%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.32 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.61% +14.28%

Equities
Jobs Demand Trend in Belfast

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Equities across the Belfast region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

Equities Jobs Demand Trend in Belfast

Equities
Daily Rate Trend in Belfast

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Equities across the Belfast region.

Equities Daily Rate Trend in Belfast

Equities
Daily Rate Histogram in Belfast

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Equities across the Belfast region over the 3 months to 1 September 2015.

Equities Daily Rate Histogram in Belfast

Equities
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Belfast

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Belfast region citing Equities also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Equities.

1 9 (90.00%) Finance
2 8 (80.00%) Derivative
2 8 (80.00%) SQL
3 5 (50.00%) Oracle
3 5 (50.00%) Windows
3 5 (50.00%) Linux
3 5 (50.00%) Fixed Income
4 4 (40.00%) Banking
4 4 (40.00%) Information Security
4 4 (40.00%) Data Mining
4 4 (40.00%) Cisco
4 4 (40.00%) Juniper
4 4 (40.00%) Solaris
4 4 (40.00%) Perl
4 4 (40.00%) ITIL
4 4 (40.00%) SQL Server
4 4 (40.00%) Degree
4 4 (40.00%) QA
4 4 (40.00%) Problem Management
4 4 (40.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 3 (30.00%) Algorithms
5 3 (30.00%) Machine Learning
5 3 (30.00%) Statistical Modelling
5 3 (30.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 3 (30.00%) MATLAB
5 3 (30.00%) OO
6 2 (20.00%) Change Management
6 2 (20.00%) MS Excel
6 2 (20.00%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (20.00%) MS Office

Equities
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Belfast region citing Equities also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Equities. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 2 (20.00%) MS Office
1 2 (20.00%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (40.00%) SQL Server
1 4 (40.00%) Data Mining
2 2 (20.00%) BusinessObjects
General
1 9 (90.00%) Finance
2 4 (40.00%) Banking
3 1 (10.00%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (100.00%) Analyst
2 5 (50.00%) Operations Analyst
3 4 (40.00%) Support Analyst
4 3 (30.00%) Service Analyst
4 3 (30.00%) Data Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) Applications Support Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (10.00%) 1st Line Support
5 1 (10.00%) Applications Support
5 1 (10.00%) Junior Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) 1st Line Support Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) Operations Support Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) Junior
Miscellaneous
1 8 (80.00%) Derivative
2 5 (50.00%) Fixed Income
3 3 (30.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 3 (30.00%) Algorithms
4 2 (20.00%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 5 (50.00%) Windows
1 5 (50.00%) Linux
2 4 (40.00%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) ITIL
1 4 (40.00%) Information Security
1 4 (40.00%) Problem Management
2 3 (30.00%) Machine Learning
2 3 (30.00%) Statistical Modelling
2 3 (30.00%) OO
3 2 (20.00%) Change Management
3 2 (20.00%) SDLC
4 1 (10.00%) Workflow
4 1 (10.00%) Validation
4 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (10.00%) Project Management
4 1 (10.00%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (80.00%) SQL
2 4 (40.00%) Perl
3 3 (30.00%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 4 (40.00%) Degree
1 4 (40.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (40.00%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (50.00%) Oracle
2 4 (40.00%) Cisco
2 4 (40.00%) Juniper