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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Derivatives
Rank 89 90 86
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -4
Contract jobs citing Derivative 39 18 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.39% 0.73% 0.86%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 6.64% 3.77% 4.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 10 14
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£425 £450 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +28.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £423 £252
10% offered a daily rate of more than £578 £543 £493
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £450 £375
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £90.00 -
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
587 478 493
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 20.96% 19.29% 18.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 315 251 196
Average daily rate £347 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £175 £217
10% offered a daily rate of more than £491 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 24 47
Average hourly rate £15.77 £13.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.30% -35.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.25 £10.59
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £70.75 £21.75 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.96 £17.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+14.02% -39.65%

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 1 September 2014.

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 1 September 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
Edinburgh +9 24 £450 -35.71% 4
Stirling -7 9 - -
Glasgow -10 6 £425 -10.52% 4
Derivative
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Derivative
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, 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 36 (48.00%) Front Office
2 28 (37.33%) Finance
3 25 (33.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 24 (32.00%) Asset Management
5 21 (28.00%) Java
5 21 (28.00%) SQL
6 20 (26.67%) Investment Management
7 17 (22.67%) Banking
8 16 (21.33%) OO
8 16 (21.33%) Equities
9 13 (17.33%) XML
9 13 (17.33%) C#
10 11 (14.67%) Linux
10 11 (14.67%) Investment Banking
11 10 (13.33%) Python
11 10 (13.33%) C++
11 10 (13.33%) Fixed Income
12 9 (12.00%) Perl
12 9 (12.00%) FIX Protocol
12 9 (12.00%) KDB
12 9 (12.00%) EMIR
13 8 (10.67%) Multithreading
13 8 (10.67%) Boost C++ Libraries
13 8 (10.67%) Java SE
13 8 (10.67%) .NET
13 8 (10.67%) UNIX
13 8 (10.67%) XSLT
13 8 (10.67%) Sybase
13 8 (10.67%) Stakeholder Management
13 8 (10.67%) Back Office

Derivative
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (4.00%) WebLogic
1 3 (4.00%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (1.33%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (2.67%) Summit
2 1 (1.33%) Markit EDM
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.33%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (12.00%) KDB
2 5 (6.67%) NoSQL
3 4 (5.33%) Sybase IQ
4 3 (4.00%) SQL Server
5 1 (1.33%) DB2
5 1 (1.33%) MS Access
5 1 (1.33%) DTS
5 1 (1.33%) Data Mining
5 1 (1.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (1.33%) Ant
1 1 (1.33%) ClearCase
1 1 (1.33%) Subversion
1 1 (1.33%) Maven
1 1 (1.33%) Git (software)
General
1 36 (48.00%) Front Office
2 28 (37.33%) Finance
3 17 (22.67%) Banking
4 11 (14.67%) Investment Banking
5 8 (10.67%) Back Office
6 4 (5.33%) Legal
7 3 (4.00%) Advertising
8 1 (1.33%) French Language
Job Titles
1 34 (45.33%) Developer
2 16 (21.33%) Analyst
3 14 (18.67%) Project Manager
4 13 (17.33%) Business Analyst
5 8 (10.67%) C++ Developer
6 7 (9.33%) Java Developer
7 6 (8.00%) Delivery Manager
7 6 (8.00%) Project Delivery Manager
8 5 (6.67%) Senior Developer
8 5 (6.67%) Programme Manager
9 4 (5.33%) UI Programmer
9 4 (5.33%) UI Developer
10 3 (4.00%) Banking Business Analyst
10 3 (4.00%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
10 3 (4.00%) Senior Manager
10 3 (4.00%) C# Developer
10 3 (4.00%) SQL Developer
11 2 (2.67%) Systems Engineer
11 2 (2.67%) Test Manager
11 2 (2.67%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (17.33%) XML
2 9 (12.00%) FIX Protocol
3 8 (10.67%) Java SE
3 8 (10.67%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 8 (10.67%) XSLT
3 8 (10.67%) .NET
4 6 (8.00%) Spring
5 5 (6.67%) REST
6 4 (5.33%) HTML5
6 4 (5.33%) WPF
6 4 (5.33%) HTML
6 4 (5.33%) AngularJS
7 3 (4.00%) Hibernate
7 3 (4.00%) Java EE
7 3 (4.00%) Reactive Extensions
7 3 (4.00%) Spring Integration
8 1 (1.33%) GWT
8 1 (1.33%) Servlets
8 1 (1.33%) SOAP
8 1 (1.33%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 25 (33.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 16 (21.33%) Equities
3 10 (13.33%) Fixed Income
4 7 (9.33%) Equity Derivative
5 3 (4.00%) Market Risk
6 1 (1.33%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 11 (14.67%) Linux
2 8 (10.67%) UNIX
3 2 (2.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (32.00%) Asset Management
2 20 (26.67%) Investment Management
3 16 (21.33%) OO
4 8 (10.67%) Project Management
4 8 (10.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 8 (10.67%) Multithreading
5 7 (9.33%) Risk Management
5 7 (9.33%) Business Analysis
6 5 (6.67%) TDD
6 5 (6.67%) Functional Programming
7 4 (5.33%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 3 (4.00%) System Testing
8 3 (4.00%) Fund Accounting
8 3 (4.00%) Programme Management
8 3 (4.00%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (4.00%) PRINCE2
8 3 (4.00%) E-Commerce
9 2 (2.67%) Regression Testing
9 2 (2.67%) User Acceptance Testing
9 2 (2.67%) Financial Analysis
Programming Languages
1 21 (28.00%) Java
1 21 (28.00%) SQL
2 13 (17.33%) C#
3 10 (13.33%) C++
3 10 (13.33%) Python
4 9 (12.00%) Perl
5 6 (8.00%) Shell Script
6 5 (6.67%) Clojure
6 5 (6.67%) JavaScript
7 4 (5.33%) Haskell
7 4 (5.33%) Scala
8 2 (2.67%) T-SQL
9 1 (1.33%) VB
9 1 (1.33%) VBA
9 1 (1.33%) C
9 1 (1.33%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 4 (5.33%) Degree
2 2 (2.67%) ISEB
3 1 (1.33%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (12.00%) EMIR
2 5 (6.67%) Dodd-Frank
Systems Management
1 2 (2.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (10.67%) Sybase
1 8 (10.67%) Charles River
2 7 (9.33%) Calypso
3 4 (5.33%) Microsoft
4 3 (4.00%) Reuters
4 3 (4.00%) Bloomberg
5 2 (2.67%) Murex
5 2 (2.67%) Oracle
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