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 14 February 2016 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Equities
Rank 130 119 113
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -6
Contract jobs citing Equities 1 4 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.039% 0.15% 0.17%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.13% 0.54% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 1
Average daily rate £338 £475 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.94% +5.55%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £475 £450
% change year-on-year
-21.05% +5.55%
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
747 740 553
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 29.24% 27.89% 23.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 372 406 265
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £484
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 19 19
Average hourly rate £39.00 £16.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+143.75% +3.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £12.10 £11.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.75 £31.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+37.14% -

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 14 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +8 1 £338 -28.94%
Equities
UK

Equities
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 17 (77.27%) Finance
2 15 (68.18%) Derivative
3 12 (54.55%) Investment Management
4 11 (50.00%) Banking
4 11 (50.00%) SQL
5 9 (40.91%) Markit EDM
6 8 (36.36%) Investment Banking
7 7 (31.82%) T-SQL
7 7 (31.82%) SQL Server
7 7 (31.82%) DTS
7 7 (31.82%) ETL
7 7 (31.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 7 (31.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 6 (27.27%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (18.18%) Data Analysis
9 4 (18.18%) Equity Derivative
9 4 (18.18%) Fixed Income
9 4 (18.18%) Data Warehouse
9 4 (18.18%) Legal
9 4 (18.18%) Data Modelling
9 4 (18.18%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 4 (18.18%) Java
9 4 (18.18%) Market Making
10 3 (13.64%) Dependency Management
10 3 (13.64%) Relational Database
10 3 (13.64%) Perl
10 3 (13.64%) C++
10 3 (13.64%) Sybase
10 3 (13.64%) Linux
10 3 (13.64%) Quality Management

Equities
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 9 (40.91%) Markit EDM
2 1 (4.55%) Sonata
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (31.82%) DTS
1 7 (31.82%) SQL Server
1 7 (31.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 7 (31.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 4 (18.18%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (13.64%) Relational Database
General
1 17 (77.27%) Finance
2 11 (50.00%) Banking
3 8 (36.36%) Investment Banking
4 4 (18.18%) Legal
5 3 (13.64%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 11 (50.00%) Developer
2 8 (36.36%) Analyst
3 6 (27.27%) Data Analyst
4 5 (22.73%) Business Analyst
5 4 (18.18%) Business Data Analyst
5 4 (18.18%) Data Business Analyst
6 3 (13.64%) C++ Developer
6 3 (13.64%) Project Manager
6 3 (13.64%) SQL Analyst
6 3 (13.64%) SQL Data Analyst
7 2 (9.09%) Senior Analyst
7 2 (9.09%) Senior Data Analyst
8 1 (4.55%) .NET Developer
8 1 (4.55%) .NET Software Developer
8 1 (4.55%) C# .NET Developer
8 1 (4.55%) C# Developer
8 1 (4.55%) C# Software Developer
8 1 (4.55%) MiFID Business Analyst
8 1 (4.55%) Test Analyst
8 1 (4.55%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.64%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 1 (4.55%) .NET
2 1 (4.55%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 15 (68.18%) Derivative
2 4 (18.18%) Equity Derivative
2 4 (18.18%) Fixed Income
2 4 (18.18%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 3 (13.64%) Reference Data
4 2 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (4.55%) Contract for Difference
5 1 (4.55%) User Experience
5 1 (4.55%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 3 (13.64%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (54.55%) Investment Management
2 7 (31.82%) ETL
3 6 (27.27%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (18.18%) Data Analysis
4 4 (18.18%) Data Modelling
4 4 (18.18%) Market Making
5 3 (13.64%) Asset Management
5 3 (13.64%) Dependency Management
5 3 (13.64%) Project Planning
5 3 (13.64%) Quality Management
5 3 (13.64%) Supplier Management
5 3 (13.64%) Use Case
5 3 (13.64%) Wealth Management
6 2 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (9.09%) Data Management
7 1 (4.55%) Algorithmic Trading
7 1 (4.55%) Automated Testing
7 1 (4.55%) Business Analysis
7 1 (4.55%) High Availability
7 1 (4.55%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 11 (50.00%) SQL
2 7 (31.82%) T-SQL
3 4 (18.18%) Java
4 3 (13.64%) C++
4 3 (13.64%) Perl
5 1 (4.55%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (4.55%) ISEB
1 1 (4.55%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) MiFID
Vendors
1 3 (13.64%) Sybase
2 2 (9.09%) Bloomberg
2 2 (9.09%) Reuters
3 1 (4.55%) FNZ