The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Equities in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Equities over the 3 months to 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Equities
Rank 117 109 105
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -4
Contract jobs citing Equities 3 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.11% 0.13% 0.19%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.46% 0.59% 0.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 4
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£475 £475 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +40.74%
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £450 £375
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +20.00%
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 Scotland region.

Miscellaneous Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
646 511 504
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 24.48% 22.39% 24.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 360 248 261
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £245 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+5.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 18 15
Average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.77 £11.55 £10.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.35 £29.57 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -12.50%

Equities
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

Equities Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Equities
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Equities Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

Equities
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Equities Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

Equities
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 Equities within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 29 January 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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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 2 £475 - 2
Edinburgh -6 1 £575 +21.05%
Equities
UK

Equities
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 9 (81.82%) SQL
2 5 (45.45%) Asset Management
3 4 (36.36%) Front Office
3 4 (36.36%) Finance
3 4 (36.36%) Programme Management
3 4 (36.36%) Investment Management
3 4 (36.36%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 4 (36.36%) VBA
3 4 (36.36%) SQL Server
4 3 (27.27%) Sybase
4 3 (27.27%) UNIX
4 3 (27.27%) VB
4 3 (27.27%) Java
4 3 (27.27%) MS Access
4 3 (27.27%) DTS
4 3 (27.27%) Wealth Management
4 3 (27.27%) Spring
4 3 (27.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (27.27%) Banking
5 2 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (18.18%) Change Management
5 2 (18.18%) Workflow
5 2 (18.18%) Equity Derivative
5 2 (18.18%) Investment Banking
5 2 (18.18%) Software Engineering
5 2 (18.18%) Algorithmic Trading
5 2 (18.18%) Fixed Income
5 2 (18.18%) Electronic Trading
5 2 (18.18%) JMS

Equities
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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.

Business Applications
1 2 (18.18%) Markit EDM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (36.36%) SQL Server
2 3 (27.27%) MS Access
2 3 (27.27%) DTS
2 3 (27.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (18.18%) RDBMS
3 2 (18.18%) DB2
3 2 (18.18%) Relational Database
4 1 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (18.18%) JUnit
General
1 4 (36.36%) Front Office
1 4 (36.36%) Finance
2 3 (27.27%) Banking
3 2 (18.18%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (63.64%) Developer
2 5 (45.45%) Analyst
3 3 (27.27%) Java Developer
3 3 (27.27%) Analyst Developer
4 2 (18.18%) Project Manager
5 1 (9.09%) Business Analyst
5 1 (9.09%) Systems Analyst
5 1 (9.09%) Senior Developer
5 1 (9.09%) Business Data Analyst
5 1 (9.09%) Data Analyst
5 1 (9.09%) Database Developer
5 1 (9.09%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (27.27%) Spring
2 2 (18.18%) JMS
2 2 (18.18%) J2SE
3 1 (9.09%) J2EE
3 1 (9.09%) FIX Protocol
3 1 (9.09%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 4 (36.36%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 2 (18.18%) Equity Derivative
2 2 (18.18%) Fixed Income
2 2 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (9.09%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 3 (27.27%) UNIX
2 2 (18.18%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (45.45%) Asset Management
2 4 (36.36%) Programme Management
2 4 (36.36%) Investment Management
3 3 (27.27%) Wealth Management
3 3 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (18.18%) Change Management
4 2 (18.18%) Workflow
4 2 (18.18%) Software Engineering
4 2 (18.18%) Algorithmic Trading
4 2 (18.18%) Electronic Trading
4 2 (18.18%) CRM
4 2 (18.18%) OOD
4 2 (18.18%) OO
4 2 (18.18%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (18.18%) Database Tuning
4 2 (18.18%) Market Making
5 1 (9.09%) Test Planning
5 1 (9.09%) Data Modelling
5 1 (9.09%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (81.82%) SQL
2 4 (36.36%) VBA
3 3 (27.27%) VB
3 3 (27.27%) Java
4 2 (18.18%) Perl
5 1 (9.09%) T-SQL
5 1 (9.09%) C#
5 1 (9.09%) Shell Script
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) Solvency II
Vendors
1 3 (27.27%) Sybase
2 1 (9.09%) Charles River
2 1 (9.09%) thinkFolio