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 2 July 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
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Equities
Rank 112 106 107
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +1
Contract jobs citing Equities 17 27 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.58% 0.99% 0.59%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.06% 3.63% 1.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 20 6
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£425 £375 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £376 £350 £331
10% offered a daily rate of more than £483 £483 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £375 £425
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £17.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £17.00
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
824 743 757
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 27.92% 27.33% 29.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 371 429 350
Average daily rate £350 £363 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% -3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £243 £227
10% offered a daily rate of more than £467 £470 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 19 30
Average hourly rate £26.22 £23.75 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.40% +69.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.46 £12.00 £9.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £68.00 £22.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-15.55% +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
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 2 July 2015.

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 2 July 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 -10 9 £388 +3.33%
Edinburgh +4 4 £463 -9.31% 2
Stirling -2 1 - -
Equities
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Equities
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 2 July 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 16 (69.57%) Finance
2 12 (52.17%) Fixed Income
3 10 (43.48%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (43.48%) Banking
4 8 (34.78%) Java
4 8 (34.78%) Investment Banking
4 8 (34.78%) FIX Protocol
5 7 (30.43%) Derivative
5 7 (30.43%) Perl
5 7 (30.43%) SQL
5 7 (30.43%) C#
5 7 (30.43%) Linux
5 7 (30.43%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 7 (30.43%) SDLC
6 6 (26.09%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (26.09%) Software Engineering
6 6 (26.09%) Front Office
7 5 (21.74%) Investment Management
7 5 (21.74%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (17.39%) Algorithmic Trading
8 4 (17.39%) MS Excel
8 4 (17.39%) C++
8 4 (17.39%) Python
9 3 (13.04%) J2SE
9 3 (13.04%) UNIX
9 3 (13.04%) OO
9 3 (13.04%) Sybase
9 3 (13.04%) DB2
9 3 (13.04%) JUnit
9 3 (13.04%) Business Objects

Equities
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 2 July 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.

Applications
1 4 (17.39%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.35%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.04%) DB2
1 3 (13.04%) RDBMS
1 3 (13.04%) QlikView
1 3 (13.04%) KDB
1 3 (13.04%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (13.04%) JUnit
2 2 (8.70%) JIRA
General
1 16 (69.57%) Finance
2 10 (43.48%) Banking
3 8 (34.78%) Investment Banking
4 6 (26.09%) Front Office
5 2 (8.70%) Legal
6 1 (4.35%) Advertising
6 1 (4.35%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (43.48%) Business Analyst
1 10 (43.48%) Analyst
2 8 (34.78%) Developer
3 4 (17.39%) Systems Engineer
3 4 (17.39%) Java Developer
3 4 (17.39%) Integration Engineer
3 4 (17.39%) Systems Integration Engineer
4 3 (13.04%) C# Developer
5 2 (8.70%) Infrastructure Manager
5 2 (8.70%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) Capacity Manager
5 2 (8.70%) Capacity Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Scala Developer
6 1 (4.35%) Charles River Business Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Banking Business Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Senior Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (34.78%) FIX Protocol
2 3 (13.04%) WPF
2 3 (13.04%) J2SE
2 3 (13.04%) JMS
2 3 (13.04%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 12 (52.17%) Fixed Income
2 7 (30.43%) Derivative
2 7 (30.43%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 6 (26.09%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (13.04%) Equity Derivative
5 2 (8.70%) Management Information System
6 1 (4.35%) Reference Data
6 1 (4.35%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 7 (30.43%) Linux
2 3 (13.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 3 (13.04%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (43.48%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (30.43%) SDLC
3 6 (26.09%) Software Engineering
4 5 (21.74%) User Acceptance Testing
4 5 (21.74%) Investment Management
5 4 (17.39%) Algorithmic Trading
6 3 (13.04%) Operations Research
6 3 (13.04%) Capacity Management
6 3 (13.04%) Financial Modelling
6 3 (13.04%) Database Tuning
6 3 (13.04%) Asset Management
6 3 (13.04%) OO
6 3 (13.04%) OOD
6 3 (13.04%) Project Management
6 3 (13.04%) Risk Management
6 3 (13.04%) Workflow
6 3 (13.04%) Low Latency
6 3 (13.04%) Performance Tuning
7 2 (8.70%) Electronic Trading
7 2 (8.70%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 8 (34.78%) Java
2 7 (30.43%) Perl
2 7 (30.43%) SQL
2 7 (30.43%) C#
3 4 (17.39%) C++
3 4 (17.39%) Python
4 3 (13.04%) Shell Script
5 1 (4.35%) Scala
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.70%) QA
1 2 (8.70%) EMIR
2 1 (4.35%) Dodd-Frank
2 1 (4.35%) MiFID
Systems Management
1 1 (4.35%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (13.04%) Sybase
1 3 (13.04%) Business Objects
1 3 (13.04%) Microsoft
1 3 (13.04%) Charles River
1 3 (13.04%) Tableau
2 1 (4.35%) Reuters
2 1 (4.35%) Bloomberg
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