The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Swaptions in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Swaptions over the 3 months to 17 September 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.

Location
3 months to
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Swaptions
Rank 594 566 576
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +10
Contract jobs citing Swaptions 2 16 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.004% 0.030% 0.034%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.012% 0.098% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 15 19
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£550 £625 £558
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.00% +12.00%
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 Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Miscellaneous Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
17295 16389 17515
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.52% 31.07% 29.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 10526 10094 10144
Average daily rate £401 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.90% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £243 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 719 666 878
Average hourly rate £18.53 £18.02 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -27.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.42 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.53 £17.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -36.36%

Swaptions
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Swaptions Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Swaptions
Daily Rate Trend

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

Swaptions Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Swaptions
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 Swaptions within the UK over the 3 months to 17 September 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 -1 2 £550 -12.00%
England -33 2 £550 -12.00%
City of London +19 1 - -

Swaptions
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Swaptions 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 Swaptions.

1 14 (60.87%) Banking
2 11 (47.83%) SQL
2 11 (47.83%) Investment Banking
3 10 (43.48%) Waterfall
3 10 (43.48%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (43.48%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (39.13%) Analytics
5 7 (30.43%) Derivative
6 6 (26.09%) Finance
7 5 (21.74%) Front Office
7 5 (21.74%) Interest Rate Derivative
8 4 (17.39%) Asset Management
8 4 (17.39%) Fixed Income
8 4 (17.39%) Oracle
8 4 (17.39%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 3 (13.04%) Data Modelling
9 3 (13.04%) Migration
9 3 (13.04%) Retail
10 2 (8.70%) Regression Testing
10 2 (8.70%) Validation
10 2 (8.70%) ETL
10 2 (8.70%) RDBMS
10 2 (8.70%) Endur
10 2 (8.70%) SQL Server
10 2 (8.70%) Sybase
10 2 (8.70%) VBA
10 2 (8.70%) Software Testing
10 2 (8.70%) Credit Risk
10 2 (8.70%) Fund Accounting
10 2 (8.70%) Markit EDM

Swaptions
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Swaptions 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 Swaptions. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Business Applications
1 2 (8.70%) Endur
1 2 (8.70%) Markit EDM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.70%) RDBMS
1 2 (8.70%) SQL Server
1 2 (8.70%) Relational Database
General
1 14 (60.87%) Banking
2 11 (47.83%) Investment Banking
3 6 (26.09%) Finance
4 5 (21.74%) Front Office
5 3 (13.04%) Retail
6 1 (4.35%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 15 (65.22%) Analyst
2 13 (56.52%) Business Analyst
3 4 (17.39%) Test Leader
4 2 (8.70%) Test Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Business Data Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Lead Business Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Technical Business Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Business Manager
5 1 (4.35%) Banking Business Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Credit Risk Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Project Manager
5 1 (4.35%) Consultant
5 1 (4.35%) Developer
5 1 (4.35%) Data Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Credit Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Credit Risk Business Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Risk Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Business Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.35%) OLE
Miscellaneous
1 10 (43.48%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (30.43%) Derivative
3 5 (21.74%) Interest Rate Derivative
4 4 (17.39%) Fixed Income
4 4 (17.39%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 2 (8.70%) Credit Risk
6 1 (4.35%) Market Risk
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (43.48%) Waterfall
1 10 (43.48%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (39.13%) Analytics
3 4 (17.39%) Asset Management
4 3 (13.04%) Data Modelling
4 3 (13.04%) Migration
5 2 (8.70%) Regression Testing
5 2 (8.70%) Validation
5 2 (8.70%) ETL
5 2 (8.70%) Software Testing
5 2 (8.70%) Fund Accounting
5 2 (8.70%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (8.70%) Test Scripting
6 1 (4.35%) Data Migration
6 1 (4.35%) Monte Carlo Method
6 1 (4.35%) Business Analysis
6 1 (4.35%) Data Management
6 1 (4.35%) Data Analysis
6 1 (4.35%) Enterprise Data Management
6 1 (4.35%) Business Transformation
Programming Languages
1 11 (47.83%) SQL
2 2 (8.70%) VBA
3 1 (4.35%) R
3 1 (4.35%) Java
3 1 (4.35%) VB
3 1 (4.35%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (4.35%) Degree
Systems Management
1 1 (4.35%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (17.39%) Oracle
2 2 (8.70%) Sybase
2 2 (8.70%) thinkFolio
3 1 (4.35%) OpenLink
3 1 (4.35%) Calypso