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 1 October 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 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Equities
Rank 112 113 106
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -7
Contract jobs citing Equities 11 5 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.40% 0.20% 0.27%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.54% 0.76% 1.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 5
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£463 £463 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +15.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £393 £413 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £533 £513 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £338 £400
% change year-on-year
+18.51% -15.62%
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
712 656 621
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 26.08% 25.97% 24.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 397 329 250
Average daily rate £350 £375 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +11.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £176 £225 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 22 49
Average hourly rate £15.77 £13.11 £19.03
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.28% -31.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.55 £11.47 £9.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.38 £18.25 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -32.69%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Equities across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 1 October 2014.

Equities Daily Rate Histogram 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 1 October 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 - 4 £463 -
Glasgow -13 3 - -
Equities
UK

Equities
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, 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 22 (57.89%) Java
2 21 (55.26%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 21 (55.26%) Front Office
3 19 (50.00%) Banking
4 18 (47.37%) SQL
5 15 (39.47%) Multithreading
6 13 (34.21%) KDB
6 13 (34.21%) C#
7 11 (28.95%) Fixed Income
8 10 (26.32%) .NET
8 10 (26.32%) Derivative
9 9 (23.68%) FIX Protocol
9 9 (23.68%) Perl
9 9 (23.68%) Python
9 9 (23.68%) Spring
9 9 (23.68%) Investment Banking
10 8 (21.05%) Finance
11 7 (18.42%) Stakeholder Management
11 7 (18.42%) UNIX
11 7 (18.42%) Linux
11 7 (18.42%) C++
11 7 (18.42%) Asset Management
12 6 (15.79%) WPF
12 6 (15.79%) Shell Script
12 6 (15.79%) Hibernate
13 5 (13.16%) Project Management
14 4 (10.53%) WinForms
14 4 (10.53%) Programme Management
14 4 (10.53%) IBM
14 4 (10.53%) OO

Equities
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 4 (10.53%) Apache
1 4 (10.53%) Tomcat
2 3 (7.89%) Oracle Coherence
3 2 (5.26%) GemFire
Applications
1 1 (2.63%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (2.63%) MS Office
1 1 (2.63%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.63%) Markit EDM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (34.21%) KDB
2 4 (10.53%) SQL Server
3 3 (7.89%) Relational Database
3 3 (7.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (7.89%) MS Access
3 3 (7.89%) DTS
3 3 (7.89%) RDBMS
4 1 (2.63%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 1 (2.63%) JIRA
General
1 21 (55.26%) Front Office
2 19 (50.00%) Banking
3 9 (23.68%) Investment Banking
4 8 (21.05%) Finance
5 2 (5.26%) Retail
Job Titles
1 25 (65.79%) Developer
2 10 (26.32%) Java Developer
3 9 (23.68%) Analyst
4 6 (15.79%) WPF Developer
4 6 (15.79%) Project Manager
4 6 (15.79%) Business Analyst
4 6 (15.79%) C# Developer
5 4 (10.53%) C++ Developer
5 4 (10.53%) Senior Java Developer
5 4 (10.53%) Senior Developer
6 3 (7.89%) Analyst Developer
7 2 (5.26%) Senior Software Engineer
7 2 (5.26%) Java Software Engineer
7 2 (5.26%) Software Engineer
7 2 (5.26%) Senior Java Software Engineer
8 1 (2.63%) Charles River Business Analyst
8 1 (2.63%) Business Data Analyst
8 1 (2.63%) Systems Engineer
8 1 (2.63%) Applications Developer
8 1 (2.63%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (26.32%) .NET
2 9 (23.68%) FIX Protocol
2 9 (23.68%) Spring
3 6 (15.79%) WPF
3 6 (15.79%) Hibernate
4 4 (10.53%) WinForms
4 4 (10.53%) JMS
4 4 (10.53%) Web Services
4 4 (10.53%) Boost C++ Libraries
5 2 (5.26%) HTML
5 2 (5.26%) J2EE
5 2 (5.26%) jQuery
5 2 (5.26%) Task Parallel Library
6 1 (2.63%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 21 (55.26%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 11 (28.95%) Fixed Income
3 10 (26.32%) Derivative
4 4 (10.53%) Visualisation
5 2 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 7 (18.42%) UNIX
1 7 (18.42%) Linux
2 1 (2.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (39.47%) Multithreading
2 7 (18.42%) Stakeholder Management
2 7 (18.42%) Asset Management
3 5 (13.16%) Project Management
4 4 (10.53%) Programme Management
4 4 (10.53%) OO
4 4 (10.53%) Algorithmic Trading
4 4 (10.53%) Performance Tuning
4 4 (10.53%) Data Visualisation
5 3 (7.89%) Business Analysis
5 3 (7.89%) Migration
5 3 (7.89%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (5.26%) Automated Testing
6 2 (5.26%) Software Engineering
6 2 (5.26%) Change Management
6 2 (5.26%) Data Analysis
6 2 (5.26%) Requirements Analysis
6 2 (5.26%) Web Development
6 2 (5.26%) Investment Management
6 2 (5.26%) Memory Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (57.89%) Java
2 18 (47.37%) SQL
3 13 (34.21%) C#
4 9 (23.68%) Perl
4 9 (23.68%) Python
5 7 (18.42%) C++
6 6 (15.79%) Shell Script
7 4 (10.53%) VBA
8 3 (7.89%) VB
9 2 (5.26%) JavaScript
10 1 (2.63%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (2.63%) IIBA
1 1 (2.63%) Degree
1 1 (2.63%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.63%) EMIR
1 1 (2.63%) Dodd-Frank
1 1 (2.63%) Solvency II
Vendors
1 4 (10.53%) IBM
1 4 (10.53%) Sybase
2 3 (7.89%) Oracle
3 2 (5.26%) Charles River
3 2 (5.26%) Reuters
3 2 (5.26%) Bloomberg
3 2 (5.26%) StreamBase
4 1 (2.63%) thinkFolio