The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Swaptions in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Swaptions over the 3 months to 22 August 2014 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Swaptions
Rank 581 539 551
Rank change year-on-year
-42 +12
Contract jobs citing Swaptions 2 18 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.004% 0.037% 0.045%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.015% 0.14% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 17 24
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£625 £600 £558
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +7.52%
UK excluding London average daily rate - - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Swaptions
UK

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

Miscellaneous Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
13318 13007 13591
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 26.13% 26.73% 25.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 8065 8115 8051
Average daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £601
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 577 564 721
Average hourly rate £18.00 £19.50 £25.73
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -24.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.44 £12.34 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -39.65%

Swaptions
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

Swaptions Jobs Demand Trend in England

Swaptions
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Swaptions Daily Rate Trend in England

Swaptions
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Swaptions within the England region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -1 2 £625 +4.16% 1
Swaptions
UK

Swaptions
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing Swaptions 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 Swaptions.

1 13 (54.17%) Banking
2 12 (50.00%) SQL
3 11 (45.83%) Investment Banking
4 10 (41.67%) Waterfall
5 9 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (37.50%) Analytics
6 7 (29.17%) Derivative
6 7 (29.17%) Finance
7 6 (25.00%) Front Office
8 5 (20.83%) Interest Rate Derivative
8 5 (20.83%) Fixed Income
9 4 (16.67%) Oracle
9 4 (16.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 4 (16.67%) Asset Management
10 3 (12.50%) Validation
10 3 (12.50%) Retail
10 3 (12.50%) Software Testing
10 3 (12.50%) Test Scripting
10 3 (12.50%) Regression Testing
11 2 (8.33%) VBA
11 2 (8.33%) Data Modelling
11 2 (8.33%) ETL
11 2 (8.33%) Monte Carlo Method
11 2 (8.33%) thinkFolio
11 2 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
11 2 (8.33%) Quantitative Risk Management
12 1 (4.17%) Relational Database
12 1 (4.17%) French Language
12 1 (4.17%) Credit Risk
12 1 (4.17%) Fund Accounting

Swaptions
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing Swaptions 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 Swaptions. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Business Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Markit EDM
1 1 (4.17%) Front Arena
1 1 (4.17%) Endur
1 1 (4.17%) Summit
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.17%) Relational Database
1 1 (4.17%) RDBMS
1 1 (4.17%) SQL Server
General
1 13 (54.17%) Banking
2 11 (45.83%) Investment Banking
3 7 (29.17%) Finance
4 6 (25.00%) Front Office
5 3 (12.50%) Retail
6 1 (4.17%) French Language
6 1 (4.17%) Retail Banking
6 1 (4.17%) Back Office
6 1 (4.17%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 16 (66.67%) Analyst
2 12 (50.00%) Business Analyst
3 4 (16.67%) Test Leader
4 3 (12.50%) Test Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Developer
5 2 (8.33%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Lead Business Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Business Data Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Banking Business Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Credit Risk Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Technical Business Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Business Manager
6 1 (4.17%) Project Manager
6 1 (4.17%) Data Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Analyst Developer
6 1 (4.17%) Summit Developer
6 1 (4.17%) Credit Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Credit Risk Business Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Risk Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Business Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.17%) OLE
Miscellaneous
1 7 (29.17%) Derivative
2 5 (20.83%) Interest Rate Derivative
2 5 (20.83%) Fixed Income
3 4 (16.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (4.17%) Credit Risk
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (41.67%) Waterfall
2 9 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (37.50%) Analytics
3 4 (16.67%) Asset Management
4 3 (12.50%) Validation
4 3 (12.50%) Software Testing
4 3 (12.50%) Test Scripting
4 3 (12.50%) Regression Testing
5 2 (8.33%) Data Modelling
5 2 (8.33%) ETL
5 2 (8.33%) Monte Carlo Method
5 2 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (8.33%) Quantitative Risk Management
6 1 (4.17%) Fund Accounting
6 1 (4.17%) Business Transformation
6 1 (4.17%) Business Analysis
6 1 (4.17%) Migration
6 1 (4.17%) Data Analysis
6 1 (4.17%) OO
Programming Languages
1 12 (50.00%) SQL
2 2 (8.33%) VBA
3 1 (4.17%) R
3 1 (4.17%) Python
3 1 (4.17%) C#
3 1 (4.17%) C++
3 1 (4.17%) Java
3 1 (4.17%) Perl
3 1 (4.17%) PL/SQL
3 1 (4.17%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (4.17%) Degree
Systems Management
1 1 (4.17%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (16.67%) Oracle
2 2 (8.33%) thinkFolio
3 1 (4.17%) SunGard
3 1 (4.17%) OpenLink
3 1 (4.17%) Sybase
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