The first table below looks at the prevalence of the term Equities in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Equities over the 3 months to 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category for the Birmingham region.

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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Equities
Rank 59 51 -
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -
Contract jobs citing Equities 2 5 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.28% 0.83% -
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.32% 4.31% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 0
Average daily rate
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£450 £450 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
-11.76% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Miscellaneous Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
151 116 94
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 21.33% 19.37% 14.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 60 40
Average daily rate £310 £380 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.42% -2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £161 £270 £193
10% offered a daily rate of more than £489 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 5
Average hourly rate £94.05 £13.00 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+623.46% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.13 £12.10 £8.08
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £175.00 £16.50 £19.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £20.50 £25.73
% change year-on-year
+2.43% -20.32%
Equities
West Midlands

Equities
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

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

Equities Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

Equities
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Equities Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

Equities
Top 21 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham 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 3 (100.00%) Sybase
1 3 (100.00%) UNIX
1 3 (100.00%) Banking
2 2 (66.67%) Electronic Trading
2 2 (66.67%) Low Latency
2 2 (66.67%) Linux
2 2 (66.67%) C#
2 2 (66.67%) C++
2 2 (66.67%) Java
2 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 2 (66.67%) Oracle
2 2 (66.67%) Shell Script
2 2 (66.67%) Risk Management
3 1 (33.33%) Finance
3 1 (33.33%) Front Office
3 1 (33.33%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (33.33%) ITIL
3 1 (33.33%) Capacity Management
3 1 (33.33%) Investment Banking
3 1 (33.33%) Derivative
3 1 (33.33%) Equity Derivative

Equities
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham 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.

General
1 3 (100.00%) Banking
2 1 (33.33%) Investment Banking
2 1 (33.33%) Front Office
2 1 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Technical Project Manager
2 1 (33.33%) IT Project Manager
2 1 (33.33%) Technical Manager
2 1 (33.33%) Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Derivative
1 1 (33.33%) Equity Derivative
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) UNIX
2 2 (66.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Risk Management
1 2 (66.67%) Electronic Trading
1 2 (66.67%) Low Latency
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL
2 1 (33.33%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) C#
1 2 (66.67%) C++
1 2 (66.67%) Java
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
1 2 (66.67%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) ITIL Certification
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Sybase
2 2 (66.67%) Oracle