The first 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 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 terms in our Miscellaneous 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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Equities
Rank 116 97 99
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +2
Contract jobs citing Equities 18 13 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.66% 0.53% 0.46%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.23% 2.48% 2.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 6 9
Average daily rate
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£375 £413 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% -8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £388 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £376 £500 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
-11.76% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Miscellaneous Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
557 525 499
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 20.28% 21.29% 19.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 319 257 202
Average daily rate £350 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £175 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 26 47
Average hourly rate £21.00 £13.11 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+60.18% -29.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.40 £9.25 £10.59
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £66.10 £17.50 £40.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £20.50 £25.73
% change year-on-year
+2.43% -20.32%
Equities
UK

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 July 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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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 15 £375 -11.76% 2
Edinburgh - 3 - -
Stirling - - - -
Equities
UK

Equities
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 30 (62.50%) Java
2 27 (56.25%) Banking
3 25 (52.08%) Front Office
3 25 (52.08%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 22 (45.83%) SQL
5 21 (43.75%) C#
6 20 (41.67%) KDB
6 20 (41.67%) Multithreading
7 19 (39.58%) Derivative
8 17 (35.42%) Perl
9 16 (33.33%) Python
9 16 (33.33%) Fixed Income
10 15 (31.25%) .NET
11 14 (29.17%) C++
11 14 (29.17%) Finance
11 14 (29.17%) FIX Protocol
12 12 (25.00%) Investment Banking
12 12 (25.00%) Linux
13 11 (22.92%) Spring
14 9 (18.75%) UNIX
14 9 (18.75%) WPF
15 8 (16.67%) Asset Management
15 8 (16.67%) Shell Script
16 7 (14.58%) OO
16 7 (14.58%) Stakeholder Management
16 7 (14.58%) Hibernate
16 7 (14.58%) Boost C++ Libraries
17 5 (10.42%) Project Management
17 5 (10.42%) JMS
18 4 (8.33%) Apache

Equities
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 (8.33%) Apache
1 4 (8.33%) Tomcat
2 3 (6.25%) Oracle Coherence
3 2 (4.17%) GemFire
Applications
1 1 (2.08%) MS Office
1 1 (2.08%) MS Visio
1 1 (2.08%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (4.17%) Markit EDM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (41.67%) KDB
2 4 (8.33%) Relational Database
2 4 (8.33%) RDBMS
3 3 (6.25%) SQL Server
4 2 (4.17%) DTS
4 2 (4.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (4.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (2.08%) Data Mining
5 1 (2.08%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 1 (2.08%) JUnit
1 1 (2.08%) JIRA
General
1 27 (56.25%) Banking
2 25 (52.08%) Front Office
3 14 (29.17%) Finance
4 12 (25.00%) Investment Banking
5 3 (6.25%) Retail
6 2 (4.17%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 32 (66.67%) Developer
2 12 (25.00%) Java Developer
3 10 (20.83%) Analyst
4 9 (18.75%) Business Analyst
4 9 (18.75%) C# Developer
4 9 (18.75%) WPF Developer
5 7 (14.58%) C++ Developer
6 6 (12.50%) Senior Developer
6 6 (12.50%) Senior Java Developer
7 5 (10.42%) Project Manager
8 2 (4.17%) Integration Engineer
8 2 (4.17%) Senior Software Engineer
8 2 (4.17%) Java Software Engineer
8 2 (4.17%) Software Engineer
8 2 (4.17%) Systems Engineer
8 2 (4.17%) Systems Integration Engineer
8 2 (4.17%) Senior Java Software Engineer
9 1 (2.08%) Business Data Analyst
9 1 (2.08%) IT Business Analyst
9 1 (2.08%) Charles River Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (31.25%) .NET
2 14 (29.17%) FIX Protocol
3 11 (22.92%) Spring
4 9 (18.75%) WPF
5 7 (14.58%) Boost C++ Libraries
5 7 (14.58%) Hibernate
6 5 (10.42%) JMS
7 4 (8.33%) WinForms
7 4 (8.33%) Web Services
7 4 (8.33%) Task Parallel Library
8 3 (6.25%) J2EE
9 2 (4.17%) HTML
9 2 (4.17%) jQuery
10 1 (2.08%) XML
10 1 (2.08%) J2SE
Miscellaneous
1 25 (52.08%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 19 (39.58%) Derivative
3 16 (33.33%) Fixed Income
4 4 (8.33%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 12 (25.00%) Linux
2 9 (18.75%) UNIX
3 2 (4.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (41.67%) Multithreading
2 8 (16.67%) Asset Management
3 7 (14.58%) OO
3 7 (14.58%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (10.42%) Project Management
5 4 (8.33%) Migration
5 4 (8.33%) Data Analysis
5 4 (8.33%) Business Analysis
5 4 (8.33%) Algorithmic Trading
5 4 (8.33%) Data Visualisation
5 4 (8.33%) Investment Management
5 4 (8.33%) Performance Tuning
5 4 (8.33%) Performance Analysis
6 3 (6.25%) Six Sigma
6 3 (6.25%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 3 (6.25%) Automated Testing
7 2 (4.17%) Software Engineering
7 2 (4.17%) Data Modelling
7 2 (4.17%) ETL
7 2 (4.17%) Matrix Management
Programming Languages
1 30 (62.50%) Java
2 22 (45.83%) SQL
3 21 (43.75%) C#
4 17 (35.42%) Perl
5 16 (33.33%) Python
6 14 (29.17%) C++
7 8 (16.67%) Shell Script
8 2 (4.17%) JavaScript
8 2 (4.17%) T-SQL
9 1 (2.08%) VB
9 1 (2.08%) VBA
Qualifications
1 3 (6.25%) ISEB
1 3 (6.25%) Degree
1 3 (6.25%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.33%) EMIR
1 4 (8.33%) Dodd-Frank
Vendors
1 4 (8.33%) IBM
2 3 (6.25%) Oracle
2 3 (6.25%) Sybase
2 3 (6.25%) Charles River
3 2 (4.17%) StreamBase
3 2 (4.17%) Reuters
3 2 (4.17%) Bloomberg