The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Exotic Derivative in contract job vacancies. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Exotic Derivative over the 3 months to 30 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Exotic Derivatives
UK
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 591 - -
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing Exotic Derivative 9 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.020% - -
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.062% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Median daily rate £575 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate - - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

Exotic Derivative is in the generic IT skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 14524 16885 16255
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 31.90% 31.19% 30.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 9395 11035 9819
Median daily rate £445 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.70% +1.19%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +5.33% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 535 570 684
Median hourly rate £22.50 £22.54 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.17% +21.83%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £12.50 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £51.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year -21.56% +37.83%  

Exotic Derivative
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Exotic Derivative as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

Job vacancy trend for Exotic Derivative in the UK

Exotic Derivative
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Exotic Derivative in the UK

Exotic Derivative
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Exotic Derivative in the UK

Exotic Derivative
Top 2 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Exotic Derivative within the UK over the 3 months to 30 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London - 9 £575 -
England - 9 £575 -

For the 6 months to 30 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Exotic Derivative also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Exotic Derivative.

1 9 (100.00%) Derivative
2 8 (88.89%) Front Office
3 7 (77.78%) Equity Derivative
4 5 (55.56%) Finance
4 5 (55.56%) C#
4 5 (55.56%) .NET
4 5 (55.56%) WPF
5 4 (44.44%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 4 (44.44%) SQL
5 4 (44.44%) Banking
5 4 (44.44%) Investment Banking
6 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (33.33%) TDD
6 3 (33.33%) Economics
6 3 (33.33%) Statistics
6 3 (33.33%) CFA
6 3 (33.33%) Degree
6 3 (33.33%) Mathematics
6 3 (33.33%) MVC
6 3 (33.33%) Scrum
6 3 (33.33%) MBA
6 3 (33.33%) VBA
6 3 (33.33%) Web Services
6 3 (33.33%) Python
6 3 (33.33%) Oracle
6 3 (33.33%) C++
6 3 (33.33%) Java
6 3 (33.33%) Code Coverage
6 3 (33.33%) Shell Script
6 3 (33.33%) Unix

Exotic Derivative
Co-occurring IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Business Applications
1 2 (22.22%) Sophis RISQUE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (33.33%) NoSQL
2 2 (22.22%) Relational Database
2 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
2 2 (22.22%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (33.33%) Jenkins
General
1 8 (88.89%) Front Office
2 5 (55.56%) Finance
3 4 (44.44%) Banking
3 4 (44.44%) Investment Banking
4 1 (11.11%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Analyst
2 4 (44.44%) Developer
3 3 (33.33%) Analyst Programmer
3 3 (33.33%) Programmer
4 2 (22.22%) Business Analyst
4 2 (22.22%) C# Developer
4 2 (22.22%) Derivatives Business Analyst
4 2 (22.22%) Equity Derivatives Business Analyst
4 2 (22.22%) Pricing Analyst
4 2 (22.22%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (22.22%) Senior Business Analyst
4 2 (22.22%) Senior Pricing Analyst
5 1 (11.11%) Analyst Developer
5 1 (11.11%) C# WPF Developer
5 1 (11.11%) Investment Banking Project Manager
5 1 (11.11%) Perl Developer
5 1 (11.11%) SQL Developer
5 1 (11.11%) UI Developer
5 1 (11.11%) WPF Developer
5 1 (11.11%) XML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (55.56%) .NET
1 5 (55.56%) WPF
2 3 (33.33%) Web Services
3 2 (22.22%) .NET Framework
3 2 (22.22%) Caliburn.Micro
3 2 (22.22%) Middleware
3 2 (22.22%) WCF
3 2 (22.22%) WinForms
4 1 (11.11%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (100.00%) Derivative
2 7 (77.78%) Equity Derivative
3 4 (44.44%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 2 (22.22%) N-Tier
5 1 (11.11%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 3 (33.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (33.33%) Code Coverage
1 3 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
1 3 (33.33%) Economics
1 3 (33.33%) Mathematics
1 3 (33.33%) Multithreading
1 3 (33.33%) MVC
1 3 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
1 3 (33.33%) Scrum
1 3 (33.33%) SQL Optimisation
1 3 (33.33%) Statistics
1 3 (33.33%) TDD
2 2 (22.22%) Dependency Injection
2 2 (22.22%) MVVM
2 2 (22.22%) OO
2 2 (22.22%) SOA
2 2 (22.22%) Systems Analysis
3 1 (11.11%) Business Analysis
3 1 (11.11%) PRINCE2
3 1 (11.11%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (55.56%) C#
2 4 (44.44%) SQL
3 3 (33.33%) C++
3 3 (33.33%) Java
3 3 (33.33%) Python
3 3 (33.33%) Shell Script
3 3 (33.33%) VBA
4 1 (11.11%) Perl
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) CFA
1 3 (33.33%) Degree
1 3 (33.33%) MBA
2 1 (11.11%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) MiFID
Vendors
1 3 (33.33%) Murex
1 3 (33.33%) Oracle
2 2 (22.22%) Bloomberg
2 2 (22.22%) DevExpress
2 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
2 2 (22.22%) Reuters
2 2 (22.22%) Sophis
3 1 (11.11%) Sybase