The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Derivative in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Derivative over the 3 months to 21 April 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
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Derivatives
Rank 119 97 98
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +1
Contract jobs citing Derivative 19 29 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.62% 1.09% 0.98%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.61% 4.24% 3.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 12 11
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£475 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.75% +6.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £354
% change year-on-year
- +6.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £17.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £27.25
Derivative
UK

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

Miscellaneous Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
727 684 637
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 23.78% 25.81% 27.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 407 355 302
Average daily rate £375 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £235 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 15 19
Average hourly rate £30.75 £23.75 £14.13
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.47% +68.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £14.80 £10.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £25.00 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £22.25
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -10.11%

Derivative
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

Derivative Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Derivative
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Derivative Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

Derivative
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Derivative across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 21 April 2015.

Derivative Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

Derivative
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Derivative Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

Derivative
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Derivative within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 21 April 2015. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Glasgow +1 12 £425 +13.33% 4
Stirling -12 4 - -
Edinburgh -10 2 £475 -15.55% 2
Derivative
UK

Derivative
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland region citing 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 Derivative.

1 15 (50.00%) SQL
1 15 (50.00%) Banking
2 13 (43.33%) Equity Derivative
2 13 (43.33%) Finance
3 12 (40.00%) Java
4 11 (36.67%) UNIX
4 11 (36.67%) Investment Banking
5 10 (33.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 10 (33.33%) Front Office
6 6 (20.00%) T-SQL
6 6 (20.00%) Fixed Income
6 6 (20.00%) Multithreading
6 6 (20.00%) Investment Management
6 6 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (16.67%) Sybase ASE
7 5 (16.67%) Performance Tuning
7 5 (16.67%) System Testing
7 5 (16.67%) Sybase IQ
7 5 (16.67%) Project Management
7 5 (16.67%) Spring
7 5 (16.67%) J2EE
7 5 (16.67%) C#
7 5 (16.67%) Shell Script
7 5 (16.67%) Sybase
8 4 (13.33%) Linux
8 4 (13.33%) Python
8 4 (13.33%) Perl
8 4 (13.33%) Validation
8 4 (13.33%) Requirements Analysis
8 4 (13.33%) Project Planning

Derivative
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland region citing 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 Derivative. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Business Applications
1 2 (6.67%) Markit EDM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (16.67%) Sybase IQ
1 5 (16.67%) Sybase ASE
2 3 (10.00%) Relational Database
3 2 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
General
1 15 (50.00%) Banking
2 13 (43.33%) Finance
3 11 (36.67%) Investment Banking
4 10 (33.33%) Front Office
5 2 (6.67%) Back Office
6 1 (3.33%) Legal
6 1 (3.33%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 12 (40.00%) Developer
2 7 (23.33%) Analyst
2 7 (23.33%) Project Manager
3 6 (20.00%) Java Developer
4 4 (13.33%) SQL Developer
4 4 (13.33%) Business Analyst
5 3 (10.00%) C# Developer
6 2 (6.67%) Data Analyst
6 2 (6.67%) Integration Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) Systems Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) Systems Integration Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) Business Project Manager
6 2 (6.67%) Business Manager
6 2 (6.67%) Market Risk Developer
7 1 (3.33%) Integration Specialist
7 1 (3.33%) Senior Manager
7 1 (3.33%) Senior Developer
7 1 (3.33%) Support Analyst
7 1 (3.33%) Applications Support
7 1 (3.33%) Senior Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (16.67%) J2EE
1 5 (16.67%) Spring
2 3 (10.00%) WCF
2 3 (10.00%) WPF
2 3 (10.00%) Silverlight
2 3 (10.00%) ASP.NET
2 3 (10.00%) .NET
2 3 (10.00%) Hibernate
3 2 (6.67%) JMS
4 1 (3.33%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 13 (43.33%) Equity Derivative
2 10 (33.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 6 (20.00%) Fixed Income
3 6 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (6.67%) Computer Science
4 2 (6.67%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 11 (36.67%) UNIX
2 4 (13.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (20.00%) Multithreading
1 6 (20.00%) Investment Management
2 5 (16.67%) System Testing
2 5 (16.67%) Project Management
2 5 (16.67%) Performance Tuning
3 4 (13.33%) Use Case
3 4 (13.33%) Validation
3 4 (13.33%) Asset Management
3 4 (13.33%) Business Process Improvement
3 4 (13.33%) Business Analysis
3 4 (13.33%) Requirements Analysis
3 4 (13.33%) Project Planning
4 3 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (10.00%) MVC
4 3 (10.00%) Risk Management
5 2 (6.67%) Migration
5 2 (6.67%) PRINCE2
5 2 (6.67%) Data Management
5 2 (6.67%) Enterprise Data Management
5 2 (6.67%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 15 (50.00%) SQL
2 12 (40.00%) Java
3 6 (20.00%) T-SQL
4 5 (16.67%) Shell Script
4 5 (16.67%) C#
5 4 (13.33%) Perl
5 4 (13.33%) Python
6 3 (10.00%) C++
Qualifications
1 2 (6.67%) Degree
Vendors
1 5 (16.67%) Sybase
2 3 (10.00%) Oracle
3 2 (6.67%) Bloomberg
3 2 (6.67%) RIMES
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