The first table below looks at the demand for EMIR skills in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited EMIR over the 3 months to 11 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category for the Scotland region.

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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
European Market Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR)
Rank 115 112 108
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -4
Contract jobs citing EMIR 7 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.27% 0.16% 0.039%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 4.35% 2.72% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 1
Average daily rate
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£488 £350 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+39.28% -33.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £575 £450 £525
% change year-on-year
+27.77% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
161 147 143
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 6.15% 5.88% 5.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 76 51
Average daily rate £400 £339 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.08% +0.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £208 £272
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £485 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 10 10
Average hourly rate £21.00 £9.25 £10.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+127.02% -9.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £9.23 £9.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.00 £12.46 £23.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -2.77%
EMIR
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EMIR
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing EMIR across the Scotland region as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

EMIR Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

EMIR
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

EMIR Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

EMIR
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing EMIR across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 11 July 2014.

EMIR Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

EMIR
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland region citing EMIR 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 EMIR.

1 11 (91.67%) Finance
2 10 (83.33%) Derivative
3 9 (75.00%) Dodd-Frank
4 7 (58.33%) Asset Management
4 7 (58.33%) Investment Management
5 6 (50.00%) Business Analysis
6 5 (41.67%) Degree
7 4 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (33.33%) Investment Banking
7 4 (33.33%) Fixed Income
7 4 (33.33%) Equities
7 4 (33.33%) Banking
7 4 (33.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 3 (25.00%) Six Sigma
8 3 (25.00%) ISEB
8 3 (25.00%) Back Office
8 3 (25.00%) Data Analysis
8 3 (25.00%) IIBA
8 3 (25.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 2 (16.67%) Waterfall
9 2 (16.67%) Test Strategy
9 2 (16.67%) Financial Analysis
9 2 (16.67%) Time Management
9 2 (16.67%) Financial Modelling
9 2 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
9 2 (16.67%) Use Case
9 2 (16.67%) Test Management
9 2 (16.67%) Equity Derivative
9 2 (16.67%) Calypso
9 2 (16.67%) Data Modelling

EMIR
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland region citing EMIR 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 EMIR. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MS PowerPoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) Data Mining
General
1 11 (91.67%) Finance
2 4 (33.33%) Banking
2 4 (33.33%) Investment Banking
3 3 (25.00%) Back Office
4 2 (16.67%) Legal
4 2 (16.67%) Advertising
5 1 (8.33%) French Language
Job Titles
1 8 (66.67%) Business Analyst
1 8 (66.67%) Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) Test Manager
2 2 (16.67%) Senior Manager
2 2 (16.67%) Senior Test Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Financial Business Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Technical Business Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) IT Business Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Financial Services Business Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Service Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Technical Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Product Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 10 (83.33%) Derivative
2 4 (33.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 4 (33.33%) Fixed Income
2 4 (33.33%) Equities
3 2 (16.67%) Equity Derivative
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (58.33%) Asset Management
1 7 (58.33%) Investment Management
2 6 (50.00%) Business Analysis
3 4 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (25.00%) Data Analysis
4 3 (25.00%) Six Sigma
4 3 (25.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 2 (16.67%) Waterfall
5 2 (16.67%) Test Strategy
5 2 (16.67%) Data Modelling
5 2 (16.67%) Time Management
5 2 (16.67%) Financial Modelling
5 2 (16.67%) Financial Analysis
5 2 (16.67%) Regression Testing
5 2 (16.67%) Test Management
5 2 (16.67%) Use Case
6 1 (8.33%) Test Scripting
6 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (8.33%) Systems Analysis
Qualifications
1 5 (41.67%) Degree
2 3 (25.00%) IIBA
2 3 (25.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (75.00%) Dodd-Frank
2 1 (8.33%) MiFID
Systems Management
1 2 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (16.67%) Calypso
1 2 (16.67%) Charles River