The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Equities in IT contracts advertised for the Northern Ireland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Equities over the 3 months to 25 November 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
25 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Equities
Rank 13 17 24
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +7
Contract jobs citing Equities 15 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 11.36% 2.15% 1.51%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 27.27% 5.26% 6.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 2 3
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£400 £313 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.00% -21.87%
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £450 £400
% change year-on-year
-8.33% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Equities
UK

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

Miscellaneous Category
Northern Ireland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
55 38 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 41.67% 40.86% 22.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 14 20
Average daily rate £338 £358 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.59% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £103 £125 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £405 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 1
Average hourly rate £13.61 £13.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.81% -40.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-10.52% -5.00%

Equities
Jobs Demand Trend in Northern Ireland

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

Equities Jobs Demand Trend in Northern Ireland

Equities
Daily Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

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

Equities Daily Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

Equities
Daily Rate Histogram in Northern Ireland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Equities across the Northern Ireland region over the 3 months to 25 November 2014.

Equities Daily Rate Histogram in Northern Ireland

Equities
Contract Job Locations in Northern Ireland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Equities within the Northern Ireland region over the 3 months to 25 November 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
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
County Antrim +4 15 £400 +28.00%
Equities
UK

Equities
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 25 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Northern Ireland 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 14 (87.50%) Finance
2 11 (68.75%) Fixed Income
2 11 (68.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 11 (68.75%) Java
3 10 (62.50%) SQL
3 10 (62.50%) SQL Server
3 10 (62.50%) WebLogic
3 10 (62.50%) Derivative
3 10 (62.50%) WebSphere
3 10 (62.50%) Java EE
4 9 (56.25%) Degree
4 9 (56.25%) FIX Protocol
4 9 (56.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 9 (56.25%) FpML
4 9 (56.25%) OO
5 8 (50.00%) People Management
6 6 (37.50%) Banking
7 5 (31.25%) Linux
8 4 (25.00%) KDB
9 3 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
9 3 (18.75%) UNIX
9 3 (18.75%) Perl
10 2 (12.50%) Solaris
10 2 (12.50%) Shell Script
10 2 (12.50%) Reuters
10 2 (12.50%) Bloomberg
10 2 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
10 2 (12.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 1 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
11 1 (6.25%) Actimize

Equities
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

For the 6 months to 25 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Northern Ireland 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.

Application Platforms
1 10 (62.50%) WebLogic
1 10 (62.50%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) Multicast
1 1 (6.25%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (62.50%) SQL Server
2 9 (56.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (25.00%) KDB
4 2 (12.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (6.25%) Data Mining
General
1 14 (87.50%) Finance
2 6 (37.50%) Banking
3 1 (6.25%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 10 (62.50%) Developer
2 6 (37.50%) Java Developer
3 4 (25.00%) Lead Developer
3 4 (25.00%) Lead Java Developer
4 2 (12.50%) Team Leader
4 2 (12.50%) Java Team Leader
5 1 (6.25%) Technical Specialist
5 1 (6.25%) Java Applications Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Applications Developer
5 1 (6.25%) C++ Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (62.50%) Java EE
2 9 (56.25%) FIX Protocol
2 9 (56.25%) FpML
3 1 (6.25%) Ext JS
3 1 (6.25%) XML
3 1 (6.25%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (68.75%) Fixed Income
1 11 (68.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 10 (62.50%) Derivative
3 3 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (6.25%) Reference Data
4 1 (6.25%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 5 (31.25%) Linux
2 3 (18.75%) UNIX
3 2 (12.50%) Solaris
4 1 (6.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (6.25%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (56.25%) OO
2 8 (50.00%) People Management
3 2 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (6.25%) Performance Management
4 1 (6.25%) Analytics
4 1 (6.25%) Low Latency
4 1 (6.25%) Mentoring
4 1 (6.25%) Coaching
4 1 (6.25%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (68.75%) Java
2 10 (62.50%) SQL
3 3 (18.75%) Perl
4 2 (12.50%) Shell Script
5 1 (6.25%) Python
5 1 (6.25%) JavaScript
5 1 (6.25%) C++
Qualifications
1 9 (56.25%) Degree
Vendors
1 2 (12.50%) Reuters
1 2 (12.50%) Bloomberg
2 1 (6.25%) Actimize
2 1 (6.25%) Red Hat