The first table below looks at the prevalence of the term Exotic Derivative in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Exotic Derivative over the 3 months to 28 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.

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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Exotic Derivatives
Rank 602 562 560
Rank change year-on-year
-40 -2
Contract jobs citing Exotic Derivative 2 3 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.004% 0.006% 0.040%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.015% 0.022% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 23
Average daily rate
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£538 £800 £558
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-32.81% +43.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £620 £448
10% offered a daily rate of more than £568 £800 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate - - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Miscellaneous Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
13789 13500 14256
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 25.22% 26.41% 24.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 8361 8136 8173
Average daily rate £415 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.35% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £235 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 564 614 780
Average hourly rate £20.50 £22.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.81% -12.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.42 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £20.75 £25.73
% change year-on-year
+1.20% -19.35%

Exotic Derivative
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Exotic Derivative within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

Exotic Derivative Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Exotic Derivative
Daily Rate Trend

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

Exotic Derivative Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Exotic Derivative
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Exotic Derivative within the UK.

Exotic Derivative Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Exotic Derivative
Top 3 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Exotic Derivative within the UK over the 3 months to 28 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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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
London +12 2 £538 -32.81%
England -8 2 £538 -32.81%
City of London +10 1 £575 -

Exotic Derivative
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Exotic Derivative 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 Exotic Derivative.

1 5 (100.00%) Derivative
2 4 (80.00%) Risk Management
2 4 (80.00%) Finance
3 3 (60.00%) Scrum
3 3 (60.00%) Banking
3 3 (60.00%) PRINCE2
3 3 (60.00%) Waterfall
4 2 (40.00%) Analytics
4 2 (40.00%) Management Information System
4 2 (40.00%) XML
4 2 (40.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (20.00%) Hibernate
5 1 (20.00%) Equities
5 1 (20.00%) Spring
5 1 (20.00%) Investment Banking
5 1 (20.00%) Computer Science
5 1 (20.00%) Matrix Management
5 1 (20.00%) Use Case
5 1 (20.00%) Multithreading
5 1 (20.00%) Software Architecture
5 1 (20.00%) Financial Institution
5 1 (20.00%) DOM
5 1 (20.00%) Java
5 1 (20.00%) PL/SQL
5 1 (20.00%) SQL
5 1 (20.00%) JDBC
5 1 (20.00%) Linux
5 1 (20.00%) UML
5 1 (20.00%) Apache
5 1 (20.00%) Tomcat

Exotic Derivative
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Exotic Derivative 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 Exotic Derivative. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (20.00%) Apache
1 1 (20.00%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (20.00%) MS Visio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) Relational Database
General
1 4 (80.00%) Finance
2 3 (60.00%) Banking
3 1 (20.00%) Investment Banking
3 1 (20.00%) Financial Institution
3 1 (20.00%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Data Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Java Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Implementation Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Financial Business Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Business Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Financial Services Business Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Business Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) XML
2 1 (20.00%) DOM
2 1 (20.00%) JAXB
2 1 (20.00%) FpML
2 1 (20.00%) Hibernate
2 1 (20.00%) Spring
2 1 (20.00%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 5 (100.00%) Derivative
2 2 (40.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (20.00%) Equities
3 1 (20.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (20.00%) SWIFT
3 1 (20.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Risk Management
2 3 (60.00%) PRINCE2
2 3 (60.00%) Scrum
2 3 (60.00%) Waterfall
3 2 (40.00%) Analytics
3 2 (40.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (20.00%) UML
4 1 (20.00%) Data Modelling
4 1 (20.00%) Matrix Management
4 1 (20.00%) Use Case
4 1 (20.00%) Multithreading
4 1 (20.00%) Software Architecture
4 1 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (20.00%) Test Strategy
4 1 (20.00%) Risk Analytics
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) Java
1 1 (20.00%) PL/SQL
1 1 (20.00%) SQL
1 1 (20.00%) Python
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) EMIR
1 1 (20.00%) Dodd-Frank
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft