The first table below looks at the prevalence of the term Equity Derivative in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Equity Derivative over the 3 months to 28 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 City of London 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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Equity Derivatives
Rank 180 159 167
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +8
Contract jobs citing Equity Derivative 23 54 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.39% 0.76% 0.84%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.29% 2.32% 2.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 41 62
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£550 £550 £600
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £450 £500
10% offered a daily rate of more than £595 £650 £700
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £463 £313
% change year-on-year
-8.10% +48.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Miscellaneous Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
1787 2327 2499
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 30.55% 32.72% 31.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 1297 1684 1911
Average daily rate £475 £500 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £302 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 63 48
Average hourly rate £20.38 £22.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.38% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £15.00 £12.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £49.35 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £20.75 £25.73
% change year-on-year
+1.20% -19.35%
Equity Derivative
London

Equity Derivative
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

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

Equity Derivative Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Equity Derivative
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Equity Derivative across the City of London region.

Equity Derivative Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Equity Derivative
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Equity Derivative across the City of London region over the 3 months to 28 July 2014.

Equity Derivative Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Equity Derivative
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Equity Derivative across the City of London region.

Equity Derivative Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

Equity Derivative
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing Equity Derivative 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 Equity Derivative.

1 61 (98.39%) Derivative
2 33 (53.23%) Front Office
3 30 (48.39%) SQL
4 24 (38.71%) Banking
5 18 (29.03%) Equities
6 15 (24.19%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 14 (22.58%) Java
7 14 (22.58%) Back Office
7 14 (22.58%) Finance
8 13 (20.97%) Fixed Income
9 12 (19.35%) Investment Banking
10 10 (16.13%) Data Analysis
10 10 (16.13%) C#
11 9 (14.52%) .NET
12 8 (12.90%) SQL Server
12 8 (12.90%) EMIR
12 8 (12.90%) Dodd-Frank
13 7 (11.29%) Oracle
13 7 (11.29%) Murex
13 7 (11.29%) TDD
13 7 (11.29%) Migration
14 6 (9.68%) Risk Management
14 6 (9.68%) UNIX
14 6 (9.68%) WCF
14 6 (9.68%) WPF
15 5 (8.06%) Agile Software Development
15 5 (8.06%) Murex MxML
15 5 (8.06%) XML
15 5 (8.06%) Perl
15 5 (8.06%) Murex MxG2000

Equity Derivative
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing Equity Derivative 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 Equity Derivative. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.61%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (1.61%) MS Office
1 1 (1.61%) MS Visio
1 1 (1.61%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (8.06%) Murex MxG2000
2 1 (1.61%) RMDS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.61%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (12.90%) SQL Server
2 4 (6.45%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (4.84%) Data Mart
4 1 (1.61%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.61%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.61%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.61%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (6.45%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (4.84%) JIRA
3 2 (3.23%) Subversion
3 2 (3.23%) JUnit
3 2 (3.23%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.61%) ClearCase
4 1 (1.61%) TestDirector
4 1 (1.61%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (1.61%) ClearQuest
4 1 (1.61%) JMeter
4 1 (1.61%) Bugzilla
4 1 (1.61%) NUnit
4 1 (1.61%) Maven
4 1 (1.61%) Hudson
4 1 (1.61%) Gradle
4 1 (1.61%) Selenium
4 1 (1.61%) FitNesse
4 1 (1.61%) Git (software)
General
1 33 (53.23%) Front Office
2 24 (38.71%) Banking
3 14 (22.58%) Back Office
3 14 (22.58%) Finance
4 12 (19.35%) Investment Banking
5 4 (6.45%) Legal
6 2 (3.23%) Advertising
7 1 (1.61%) General Ledger
7 1 (1.61%) Wholesale Banking
7 1 (1.61%) German Language
Job Titles
1 30 (48.39%) Analyst
2 27 (43.55%) Business Analyst
3 15 (24.19%) Developer
4 12 (19.35%) Equity Derivatives Business Analyst
5 5 (8.06%) Murex Developer
6 3 (4.84%) C# Developer
6 3 (4.84%) Banking Business Analyst
6 3 (4.84%) Senior Developer
6 3 (4.84%) Project Manager
6 3 (4.84%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
7 2 (3.23%) Market Risk Business Analyst
7 2 (3.23%) Architect
7 2 (3.23%) Solutions Architect
7 2 (3.23%) Market Risk Analyst
7 2 (3.23%) Senior Murex Developer
7 2 (3.23%) Technical Specialist
7 2 (3.23%) IT Business Analyst
8 1 (1.61%) Python Developer
8 1 (1.61%) Excel Developer
8 1 (1.61%) Excel VBA Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (14.52%) .NET
2 6 (9.68%) WCF
2 6 (9.68%) WPF
3 5 (8.06%) Murex MxML
3 5 (8.06%) XML
4 4 (6.45%) WinForms
4 4 (6.45%) Web Services
5 3 (4.84%) .NET Framework
6 2 (3.23%) LINQ
7 1 (1.61%) jQuery
7 1 (1.61%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 1 (1.61%) Restlet
7 1 (1.61%) Spring
7 1 (1.61%) JMS
7 1 (1.61%) FIXML
7 1 (1.61%) MFC
7 1 (1.61%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 61 (98.39%) Derivative
2 18 (29.03%) Equities
3 15 (24.19%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 13 (20.97%) Fixed Income
5 4 (6.45%) Market Risk
6 3 (4.84%) Mathematics
6 3 (4.84%) Credit Risk
7 2 (3.23%) Computer Science
7 2 (3.23%) N-Tier
7 2 (3.23%) Interest Rate Derivative
8 1 (1.61%) DTCC
8 1 (1.61%) Credit Derivative
8 1 (1.61%) Hybrid Derivative
8 1 (1.61%) Client/Server
8 1 (1.61%) Applied Mathematics
8 1 (1.61%) SWIFT
8 1 (1.61%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 6 (9.68%) UNIX
2 1 (1.61%) Windows
2 1 (1.61%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (16.13%) Data Analysis
2 7 (11.29%) TDD
2 7 (11.29%) Migration
3 6 (9.68%) Risk Management
4 5 (8.06%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (8.06%) Software Engineering
5 4 (6.45%) Multithreading
5 4 (6.45%) GAP Analysis
5 4 (6.45%) OO
5 4 (6.45%) Project Management
6 3 (4.84%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (4.84%) Business Analysis
6 3 (4.84%) Unit Testing
6 3 (4.84%) Integration Testing
6 3 (4.84%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (3.23%) Test Scripting
7 2 (3.23%) BDD
7 2 (3.23%) Refactoring
7 2 (3.23%) Systems Analysis
7 2 (3.23%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 30 (48.39%) SQL
2 14 (22.58%) Java
3 10 (16.13%) C#
4 5 (8.06%) Perl
5 4 (6.45%) T-SQL
5 4 (6.45%) VBA
6 3 (4.84%) C++
7 1 (1.61%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.61%) VC++
7 1 (1.61%) Python
7 1 (1.61%) MATLAB
7 1 (1.61%) XPath
7 1 (1.61%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (6.45%) Degree
2 1 (1.61%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (1.61%) PMP
2 1 (1.61%) PMI Certification
2 1 (1.61%) ACCA
2 1 (1.61%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (12.90%) EMIR
1 8 (12.90%) Dodd-Frank
2 3 (4.84%) FATCA
3 1 (1.61%) Basel III
Systems Management
1 2 (3.23%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (11.29%) Oracle
1 7 (11.29%) Murex
2 4 (6.45%) Microsoft
3 3 (4.84%) Sybase
3 3 (4.84%) TIBCO
3 3 (4.84%) Reuters
4 2 (3.23%) Sophis
4 2 (3.23%) DevExpress
5 1 (1.61%) Charles River
5 1 (1.61%) Calypso
5 1 (1.61%) Fidessa