The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Equities in IT contracts advertised for the Glasgow region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Equities over the 3 months to 4 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Equities
Rank 68 70 52
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -18
Contract jobs citing Equities 3 9 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 0.33% 1.04% 0.94%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.13% 3.88% 3.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 3
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£338 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -6.25%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+13.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 - -
Equities
Scotland

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

Miscellaneous Category
Glasgow
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
266 232 198
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 28.94% 26.88% 30.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 123 115 102
Average daily rate £340 £350 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £247 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 6
Average hourly rate £65.00 £50.00 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% +354.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.50 £16.81 £9.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £70.25 £94.00 £14.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+7.50% +14.28%

Equities
Jobs Demand Trend in Glasgow

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

Equities Jobs Demand Trend in Glasgow

Equities
Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

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

Equities Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

Equities
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Glasgow 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 10 (66.67%) Finance
2 8 (53.33%) Fixed Income
3 7 (46.67%) FIX Protocol
3 7 (46.67%) SQL
4 6 (40.00%) Java
4 6 (40.00%) Perl
4 6 (40.00%) Linux
4 6 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (40.00%) SDLC
5 5 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (33.33%) Banking
5 5 (33.33%) Derivative
6 4 (26.67%) Python
6 4 (26.67%) C#
6 4 (26.67%) C++
7 3 (20.00%) MS Excel
7 3 (20.00%) Front Office
7 3 (20.00%) Shell Script
7 3 (20.00%) Microsoft
7 3 (20.00%) BusinessObjects
7 3 (20.00%) Investment Banking
7 3 (20.00%) QlikView
7 3 (20.00%) KDB
7 3 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (20.00%) Investment Management
7 3 (20.00%) Tableau
7 3 (20.00%) Capacity Management
8 2 (13.33%) User Stories
8 2 (13.33%) Performance Tuning
8 2 (13.33%) Relational Database

Equities
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Glasgow 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 3 (20.00%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (20.00%) BusinessObjects
1 3 (20.00%) QlikView
1 3 (20.00%) KDB
2 2 (13.33%) Relational Database
2 2 (13.33%) DB2
2 2 (13.33%) RDBMS
3 1 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (13.33%) JUnit
1 2 (13.33%) JIRA
General
1 10 (66.67%) Finance
2 5 (33.33%) Banking
3 3 (20.00%) Investment Banking
3 3 (20.00%) Front Office
4 2 (13.33%) Legal
Job Titles
1 7 (46.67%) Analyst
2 6 (40.00%) Business Analyst
3 4 (26.67%) Systems Engineer
3 4 (26.67%) Integration Engineer
3 4 (26.67%) Systems Integration Engineer
4 3 (20.00%) Developer
5 2 (13.33%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 2 (13.33%) Java Developer
5 2 (13.33%) Infrastructure Manager
5 2 (13.33%) Capacity Manager
5 2 (13.33%) Capacity Analyst
6 1 (6.67%) Business Data Analyst
6 1 (6.67%) Scala Developer
6 1 (6.67%) Data Analyst
6 1 (6.67%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (46.67%) FIX Protocol
2 2 (13.33%) J2SE
2 2 (13.33%) JMS
2 2 (13.33%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 8 (53.33%) Fixed Income
2 5 (33.33%) Derivative
2 5 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (13.33%) Management Information System
3 2 (13.33%) Equity Derivative
4 1 (6.67%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 6 (40.00%) Linux
2 3 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (13.33%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (40.00%) SDLC
2 3 (20.00%) Investment Management
2 3 (20.00%) Capacity Management
3 2 (13.33%) User Stories
3 2 (13.33%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (13.33%) Database Tuning
3 2 (13.33%) Software Engineering
3 2 (13.33%) Wealth Management
3 2 (13.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (13.33%) OO
3 2 (13.33%) OOD
3 2 (13.33%) Workflow
4 1 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (6.67%) Data Modelling
4 1 (6.67%) Asset Management
4 1 (6.67%) Data Analysis
4 1 (6.67%) Workflow Management
4 1 (6.67%) Automated Testing
4 1 (6.67%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (46.67%) SQL
2 6 (40.00%) Java
2 6 (40.00%) Perl
3 4 (26.67%) C#
3 4 (26.67%) C++
3 4 (26.67%) Python
4 3 (20.00%) Shell Script
5 1 (6.67%) Scala
Qualifications
1 1 (6.67%) ISEB
1 1 (6.67%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (13.33%) QA
2 1 (6.67%) EMIR
2 1 (6.67%) MiFID
Vendors
1 3 (20.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (20.00%) Tableau
2 2 (13.33%) Sybase
3 1 (6.67%) Charles River