The table below looks at the statistics for Black-Scholes skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Black-Scholes over the 3 months to 29 April 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Black-Scholes
Rank - - -
Contract jobs citing Black-Scholes 0 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK - - -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate - - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
45554 43915 42300
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 81.54% 78.78% 77.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 30085 27355 26388
Average daily rate £438 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1044 1272 1188
Average hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.35 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.82 £47.83 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -3.17%

Black-Scholes
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Black-Scholes within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Black-Scholes Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Black-Scholes
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Black-Scholes within the UK.

Black-Scholes Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Black-Scholes
Top 6 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Black-Scholes 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 Black-Scholes.

1 1 (100.00%) C++
1 1 (100.00%) Python
1 1 (100.00%) PhD
1 1 (100.00%) Banking
1 1 (100.00%) Investment Banking
1 1 (100.00%) Statistics

Black-Scholes
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Black-Scholes 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 Black-Scholes. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

General
1 1 (100.00%) Banking
1 1 (100.00%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Analyst Developer
1 1 (100.00%) Developer
1 1 (100.00%) Qualitative Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Quantitative Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Quantitative Analyst Developer
1 1 (100.00%) Quantitative Developer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) C++
1 1 (100.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) PhD