The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Equities in IT contracts advertised for the Canary Wharf region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Equities over the 3 months to 21 October 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Equities
Rank 20 25 48
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +23
Contract jobs citing Equities 2 15 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Canary Wharf 1.82% 7.61% 1.98%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.35% 13.89% 3.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 10 8
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£500 £700 £650
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.57% +7.69%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £300 £400
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Equities
London

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

Miscellaneous Category
Canary Wharf
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
46 108 218
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Canary Wharf 41.82% 54.82% 53.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 75 164
Average daily rate £450 £595 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.36% +8.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £375 £450
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £700 £645
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 3
Average hourly rate £27.50 - £24.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.69 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-1.07% -21.37%

Equities
Jobs Demand Trend in Canary Wharf

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

Equities Jobs Demand Trend in Canary Wharf

Equities
Daily Rate Trend in Canary Wharf

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

Equities Daily Rate Trend in Canary Wharf

Equities
Top 27 Related IT Skills in Canary Wharf

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Canary Wharf 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 2 (100.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 2 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Test Management
2 1 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (50.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Analytics
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) XML
2 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (50.00%) MS Visio
2 1 (50.00%) ISEB
2 1 (50.00%) Project Management
2 1 (50.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (50.00%) XML Messaging
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) Banking
2 1 (50.00%) ISEB Practitioner
2 1 (50.00%) Investment Banking
2 1 (50.00%) Business Analysis
2 1 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (50.00%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (50.00%) Derivative
2 1 (50.00%) CFA
2 1 (50.00%) DTCC
2 1 (50.00%) Degree
2 1 (50.00%) Credit Risk

Equities
Top Related IT Skills in Canary Wharf by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Canary Wharf 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.

Applications
1 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (50.00%) MS Visio
1 1 (50.00%) MS PowerPoint
General
1 1 (50.00%) Banking
1 1 (50.00%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Business Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Test Manager
1 1 (50.00%) Release Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) XML
1 1 (50.00%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (50.00%) Derivative
2 1 (50.00%) DTCC
2 1 (50.00%) Credit Risk
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Test Management
2 1 (50.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Analytics
2 1 (50.00%) Project Management
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) Business Analysis
2 1 (50.00%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) ISEB
1 1 (50.00%) ISEB Practitioner
1 1 (50.00%) CFA
1 1 (50.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) HP Quality Center