The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Equities in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Equities over the 3 months to 30 January 2015 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Equities
Rank 122 96 125
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +29
Contract jobs citing Equities 76 114 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.50% 1.93% 1.19%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.96% 5.03% 3.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 88 63
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.54% +4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £368 £425 £450
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £650 £645
UK excluding London average daily rate £488 £450 £375
% change year-on-year
+8.33% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £22.50 -
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 City of London region.

Miscellaneous Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
1918 2267 2082
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 37.78% 38.33% 36.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 1502 1649 1614
Average daily rate £470 £500 £485
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.00% +3.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £650 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 39 51
Average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -4.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £16.50 £12.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.05 £42.50 £90.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -12.50%

Equities
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

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

Equities Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Equities
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Equities Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Equities
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Equities across the City of London region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

Equities Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Equities
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Equities across the City of London region.

Equities Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

Equities
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 71 (45.81%) Finance
2 69 (44.52%) SQL
2 69 (44.52%) Derivative
3 63 (40.65%) Front Office
4 61 (39.35%) Banking
5 44 (28.39%) UNIX
6 41 (26.45%) Fixed Income
7 39 (25.16%) Java
8 38 (24.52%) Investment Banking
9 37 (23.87%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 34 (21.94%) Agile Software Development
11 28 (18.06%) C++
12 27 (17.42%) VBA
13 25 (16.13%) Equity Derivative
14 23 (14.84%) Oracle
14 23 (14.84%) Linux
15 19 (12.26%) C#
15 19 (12.26%) Windows
16 16 (10.32%) Perl
17 15 (9.68%) SQL Server
18 14 (9.03%) Python
18 14 (9.03%) FIX Protocol
18 14 (9.03%) Analytical Skills
19 13 (8.39%) Relational Database
19 13 (8.39%) .NET
19 13 (8.39%) Back Office
20 12 (7.74%) Business Analysis
20 12 (7.74%) Multithreading
21 11 (7.10%) TDD
21 11 (7.10%) Asset Management

Equities
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (1.29%) WebSphere
1 2 (1.29%) TIBCO EMS
1 2 (1.29%) Tomcat
2 1 (0.65%) Node.js
2 1 (0.65%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.65%) Apache
2 1 (0.65%) IIS
2 1 (0.65%) Oracle Workflow
2 1 (0.65%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 7 (4.52%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.29%) Spreadsheet
2 2 (1.29%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (1.29%) MS Visio
2 2 (1.29%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 8 (5.16%) Markit EDM
2 2 (1.29%) Summit
3 1 (0.65%) LatentZero
3 1 (0.65%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.94%) Firewall
2 1 (0.65%) Multicast
2 1 (0.65%) Internet
2 1 (0.65%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (9.68%) SQL Server
2 13 (8.39%) Relational Database
3 6 (3.87%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (1.94%) Big Data
4 3 (1.94%) Oracle Database
4 3 (1.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (1.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (1.94%) QlikView
5 2 (1.29%) PowerMart
5 2 (1.29%) Crystal Reports
5 2 (1.29%) ObjectStore
5 2 (1.29%) RDBMS
5 2 (1.29%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.65%) Cognos Query Studio
6 1 (0.65%) Cognos Analysis Studio
6 1 (0.65%) Cognos Report Studio
6 1 (0.65%) Cognos Framework Manager
6 1 (0.65%) Cognos Connection
6 1 (0.65%) MS Access
6 1 (0.65%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 6 (3.87%) Visual Studio
2 4 (2.58%) NUnit
3 3 (1.94%) Cucumber
3 3 (1.94%) JUnit
3 3 (1.94%) Subversion
3 3 (1.94%) Selenium
4 2 (1.29%) JIRA
4 2 (1.29%) Maven
4 2 (1.29%) WebDriver
5 1 (0.65%) JBehave
5 1 (0.65%) Rhino Mocks
5 1 (0.65%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.65%) QuickTest Pro
5 1 (0.65%) Ant
5 1 (0.65%) ProC
5 1 (0.65%) TestComplete
General
1 71 (45.81%) Finance
2 63 (40.65%) Front Office
3 61 (39.35%) Banking
4 38 (24.52%) Investment Banking
5 13 (8.39%) Back Office
6 3 (1.94%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.65%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.65%) Law
7 1 (0.65%) Advertising
7 1 (0.65%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 64 (41.29%) Developer
2 53 (34.19%) Analyst
3 28 (18.06%) Support Analyst
4 25 (16.13%) Applications Support
5 19 (12.26%) C++ Developer
6 18 (11.61%) Applications Support Analyst
6 18 (11.61%) Business Analyst
7 13 (8.39%) Java Developer
8 8 (5.16%) C# Developer
9 6 (3.87%) VBA Developer
9 6 (3.87%) Senior Developer
10 5 (3.23%) Senior VBA Developer
11 4 (2.58%) Python Developer
11 4 (2.58%) Technical Business Analyst
11 4 (2.58%) Technical Analyst
11 4 (2.58%) Test Analyst
12 3 (1.94%) QlikView Developer
12 3 (1.94%) Project Manager
12 3 (1.94%) Quantitative Developer
12 3 (1.94%) FIX Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (9.03%) FIX Protocol
2 13 (8.39%) .NET
3 8 (5.16%) HTML5
3 8 (5.16%) HTML
4 7 (4.52%) WPF
5 5 (3.23%) WinForms
6 4 (2.58%) .NET Framework
6 4 (2.58%) Spring
6 4 (2.58%) Web Services
6 4 (2.58%) JMS
7 3 (1.94%) XML
8 2 (1.29%) WCF
8 2 (1.29%) Middleware
8 2 (1.29%) WebSphere MQ
8 2 (1.29%) Murex MxML
9 1 (0.65%) Play Framework
9 1 (0.65%) AngularJS
9 1 (0.65%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 1 (0.65%) Akka
9 1 (0.65%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 69 (44.52%) Derivative
2 41 (26.45%) Fixed Income
3 37 (23.87%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 25 (16.13%) Equity Derivative
5 14 (9.03%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (4.52%) Market Risk
6 7 (4.52%) Reference Data
7 6 (3.87%) Enterprise Software
7 6 (3.87%) Computer Science
8 5 (3.23%) Mathematics
9 3 (1.94%) Hedge funds
9 3 (1.94%) Graphic Design
10 2 (1.29%) Equity Risk
10 2 (1.29%) Credit Derivative
10 2 (1.29%) Management Information System
10 2 (1.29%) SWIFT
10 2 (1.29%) Algorithms
11 1 (0.65%) Data Structures
11 1 (0.65%) User Experience
11 1 (0.65%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 44 (28.39%) UNIX
2 23 (14.84%) Linux
3 19 (12.26%) Windows
4 2 (1.29%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (21.94%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (7.74%) Business Analysis
2 12 (7.74%) Multithreading
3 11 (7.10%) TDD
3 11 (7.10%) Asset Management
3 11 (7.10%) Risk Management
3 11 (7.10%) OO
3 11 (7.10%) RAD
4 10 (6.45%) Change Management
4 10 (6.45%) Data Analysis
4 10 (6.45%) Electronic Trading
5 9 (5.81%) Low Latency
6 8 (5.16%) Data Modelling
6 8 (5.16%) Business Intelligence
7 7 (4.52%) Stakeholder Management
7 7 (4.52%) Investment Management
7 7 (4.52%) Financial Modelling
7 7 (4.52%) Performance Tuning
8 6 (3.87%) Test Automation
8 6 (3.87%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 69 (44.52%) SQL
2 39 (25.16%) Java
3 28 (18.06%) C++
4 27 (17.42%) VBA
5 19 (12.26%) C#
6 16 (10.32%) Perl
7 14 (9.03%) Python
8 6 (3.87%) JavaScript
9 5 (3.23%) VBScript
10 4 (2.58%) Shell Script
11 3 (1.94%) Scala
11 3 (1.94%) VB
11 3 (1.94%) C
12 2 (1.29%) Korn
12 2 (1.29%) VB6
12 2 (1.29%) XAML
12 2 (1.29%) PL/SQL
12 2 (1.29%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.65%) C-shell
13 1 (0.65%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 7 (4.52%) Degree
2 2 (1.29%) ISTQB
2 2 (1.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (0.65%) ISEB
3 1 (0.65%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.65%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.87%) QA
2 2 (1.29%) EMIR
2 2 (1.29%) Dodd-Frank
3 1 (0.65%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 6 (3.87%) Control-M
2 3 (1.94%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.65%) Vagrant
3 1 (0.65%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 23 (14.84%) Oracle
2 11 (7.10%) Sybase
3 8 (5.16%) thinkFolio
4 7 (4.52%) Charles River
5 6 (3.87%) Bloomberg
5 6 (3.87%) TIBCO
6 5 (3.23%) Reuters
7 4 (2.58%) GoldenSource
7 4 (2.58%) Murex
8 3 (1.94%) Fidessa
8 3 (1.94%) SmartStream
8 3 (1.94%) Informatica
9 2 (1.29%) MKS
9 2 (1.29%) Microsoft
10 1 (0.65%) FactSet
10 1 (0.65%) Trayport
10 1 (0.65%) Cognos
10 1 (0.65%) IBM
10 1 (0.65%) HP
10 1 (0.65%) SunGard
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