The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Reuters products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Reuters over the 3 months to 27 August 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.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are NOT representative of contractor rates within Reuters Group PLC.

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Reuters
Rank 124 106 107
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +1
Contract jobs citing Reuters 3 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.11% 0.040% 0.074%
As % of the Vendors category 0.24% 0.099% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Average daily rate
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- - £228
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £180 £153
% change year-on-year
+108.33% +18.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £13.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.00 - -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Scotland region.

Vendors Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1269 1011 1098
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 46.31% 40.88% 40.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 639 495 451
Average daily rate £350 £363 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £175 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 24 73
Average hourly rate £17.00 £13.75 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.63% -25.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.25 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.20 £30.40 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £19.48 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-7.59% +2.52%

Reuters
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

Reuters Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Reuters
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Reuters Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

Reuters
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Reuters Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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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 Reuters within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 27 August 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
Stirling - 2 - -
Edinburgh - - - -
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UK

Reuters
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland region citing Reuters 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 Reuters.

1 16 (100.00%) Bloomberg
2 12 (75.00%) Banking
3 11 (68.75%) Finance
4 8 (50.00%) SQL
5 7 (43.75%) Investment Banking
6 5 (31.25%) Sybase
6 5 (31.25%) Data Integration
6 5 (31.25%) Data Management
6 5 (31.25%) Data Analysis
7 4 (25.00%) Front Office
7 4 (25.00%) C#
7 4 (25.00%) Java
7 4 (25.00%) Oracle
7 4 (25.00%) Markit EDM
8 3 (18.75%) Reference Data
8 3 (18.75%) Project Management
8 3 (18.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 3 (18.75%) .NET
8 3 (18.75%) Spring
8 3 (18.75%) Derivative
8 3 (18.75%) RIMES
8 3 (18.75%) WPF
8 3 (18.75%) User Acceptance Testing
8 3 (18.75%) Enterprise Data Management
9 2 (12.50%) Business Analysis
9 2 (12.50%) Investment Management
9 2 (12.50%) Eagle PACE
9 2 (12.50%) Asset Management
9 2 (12.50%) Equities
9 2 (12.50%) XML

Reuters
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland region citing Reuters 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 Reuters. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (6.25%) WebLogic
1 1 (6.25%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 4 (25.00%) Markit EDM
2 2 (12.50%) Eagle PACE
3 1 (6.25%) Murex MxG2000
3 1 (6.25%) MultiFonds
Development Applications
1 1 (6.25%) JIRA
General
1 12 (75.00%) Banking
2 11 (68.75%) Finance
3 7 (43.75%) Investment Banking
4 4 (25.00%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 7 (43.75%) Analyst
2 6 (37.50%) Business Analyst
2 6 (37.50%) Developer
3 3 (18.75%) Java Developer
4 2 (12.50%) Administrator
4 2 (12.50%) Data Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Banking Business Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Business Data Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Portal Developer
5 1 (6.25%) WPF Developer
5 1 (6.25%) UI Programmer
5 1 (6.25%) UI Developer
5 1 (6.25%) C# Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Banking Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Development Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (18.75%) .NET
1 3 (18.75%) Spring
1 3 (18.75%) WPF
2 2 (12.50%) XML
2 2 (12.50%) JMS
3 1 (6.25%) Hibernate
3 1 (6.25%) XSLT
3 1 (6.25%) JNI
3 1 (6.25%) Java SE
3 1 (6.25%) Java EE
3 1 (6.25%) Murex Flex
3 1 (6.25%) Spring Integration
Miscellaneous
1 5 (31.25%) Data Integration
2 3 (18.75%) Reference Data
2 3 (18.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 3 (18.75%) Derivative
3 2 (12.50%) Equities
4 1 (6.25%) Mathematics
4 1 (6.25%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 2 (12.50%) UNIX
2 1 (6.25%) Windows
2 1 (6.25%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (31.25%) Data Management
1 5 (31.25%) Data Analysis
2 3 (18.75%) Enterprise Data Management
2 3 (18.75%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (18.75%) Project Management
3 2 (12.50%) Service Delivery
3 2 (12.50%) Business Analysis
3 2 (12.50%) Investment Management
3 2 (12.50%) Asset Management
4 1 (6.25%) Fund Accounting
4 1 (6.25%) Integration Testing
4 1 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (6.25%) Risk Management
4 1 (6.25%) Migration
4 1 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (50.00%) SQL
2 4 (25.00%) C#
2 4 (25.00%) Java
3 1 (6.25%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (6.25%) Degree
Systems Management
1 2 (12.50%) Control-M
Vendors
1 16 (100.00%) Bloomberg
2 5 (31.25%) Sybase
3 4 (25.00%) Oracle
4 3 (18.75%) RIMES
5 2 (12.50%) Charles River
6 1 (6.25%) Adobe
6 1 (6.25%) Murex