The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Equities in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Equities over the 3 months to 12 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
12 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Equities
Rank - - -
Contract jobs citing Equities 0 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands - - -
As % of the Miscellaneous category - - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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- - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Equities
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Miscellaneous Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
620 490 500
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 23.96% 23.28% 21.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 299 253 259
Average daily rate £350 £315 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £175 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 34 39
Average hourly rate £20.00 £21.50 £28.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.97% -24.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.43 £11.10 £10.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £37.80 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.69 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+7.40% -35.67%

Equities
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Equities across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

Equities Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Equities
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Equities Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Equities
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Equities within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 12 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
Birmingham - - - -
Equities
England

Equities
Top 21 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 12 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 3 (100.00%) Sybase
1 3 (100.00%) UNIX
1 3 (100.00%) Banking
2 2 (66.67%) Electronic Trading
2 2 (66.67%) Low Latency
2 2 (66.67%) Linux
2 2 (66.67%) C#
2 2 (66.67%) C++
2 2 (66.67%) Java
2 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 2 (66.67%) Oracle
2 2 (66.67%) Shell Script
2 2 (66.67%) Risk Management
3 1 (33.33%) Finance
3 1 (33.33%) Front Office
3 1 (33.33%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (33.33%) ITIL
3 1 (33.33%) Capacity Management
3 1 (33.33%) Investment Banking
3 1 (33.33%) Derivative
3 1 (33.33%) Equity Derivative

Equities
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 12 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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.

General
1 3 (100.00%) Banking
2 1 (33.33%) Investment Banking
2 1 (33.33%) Front Office
2 1 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Technical Project Manager
2 1 (33.33%) IT Project Manager
2 1 (33.33%) Technical Manager
2 1 (33.33%) Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Derivative
1 1 (33.33%) Equity Derivative
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) UNIX
2 2 (66.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Risk Management
1 2 (66.67%) Electronic Trading
1 2 (66.67%) Low Latency
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL
2 1 (33.33%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) C#
1 2 (66.67%) C++
1 2 (66.67%) Java
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
1 2 (66.67%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) ITIL Certification
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Sybase
2 2 (66.67%) Oracle