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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Equities
Rank 111 90 124
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +34
Contract jobs citing Equities 91 133 80
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.61% 1.96% 1.31%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.44% 5.15% 3.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 103 75
Average daily rate
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£525 £575 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.69% +9.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £405 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £637 £700 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £450 £425
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.88%
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 City of London region.

Miscellaneous Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
2049 2585 2246
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 36.32% 38.03% 36.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 1625 1913 1725
Average daily rate £475 £475 £485
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -2.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £287 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 43 60
Average hourly rate £16.25 £20.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% -6.97%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.09 £13.84 £12.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.03 £42.50 £66.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-10.52% -5.00%

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 19 December 2014.

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 19 December 2014, 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 66 (42.58%) Derivative
3 65 (41.94%) Banking
4 63 (40.65%) SQL
5 60 (38.71%) Front Office
6 44 (28.39%) Java
7 42 (27.10%) Fixed Income
8 40 (25.81%) UNIX
9 39 (25.16%) Investment Banking
10 36 (23.23%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 31 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
12 23 (14.84%) C#
12 23 (14.84%) C++
13 20 (12.90%) Equity Derivative
14 18 (11.61%) Perl
14 18 (11.61%) Linux
14 18 (11.61%) Multithreading
15 17 (10.97%) VBA
16 16 (10.32%) Oracle
16 16 (10.32%) FIX Protocol
17 15 (9.68%) Windows
17 15 (9.68%) Relational Database
17 15 (9.68%) Analytical Skills
18 14 (9.03%) OO
18 14 (9.03%) Back Office
19 13 (8.39%) Data Analysis
19 13 (8.39%) SQL Server
19 13 (8.39%) Sybase
19 13 (8.39%) .NET
20 12 (7.74%) Python

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

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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%) Tomcat
2 1 (0.65%) Apache
2 1 (0.65%) Oracle Workflow
2 1 (0.65%) WebSphere
2 1 (0.65%) TIBCO EMS
2 1 (0.65%) Oracle Coherence
2 1 (0.65%) Node.js
Applications
1 6 (3.87%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.58%) MS Office
3 2 (1.29%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (1.29%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.29%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (5.81%) Markit EDM
2 2 (1.29%) Summit
3 1 (0.65%) LatentZero
3 1 (0.65%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (0.65%) Advent Geneva
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.94%) Firewall
2 2 (1.29%) SSH
3 1 (0.65%) Internet
3 1 (0.65%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (9.68%) Relational Database
2 13 (8.39%) SQL Server
3 5 (3.23%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (1.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (1.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (1.94%) Big Data
4 3 (1.94%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.29%) Hadoop
5 2 (1.29%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (1.29%) QlikView
5 2 (1.29%) KDB
5 2 (1.29%) PowerMart
5 2 (1.29%) RDBMS
5 2 (1.29%) ObjectStore
5 2 (1.29%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (0.65%) DB2
6 1 (0.65%) OLAP
6 1 (0.65%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.65%) DTS
6 1 (0.65%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 7 (4.52%) Visual Studio
2 4 (2.58%) NUnit
3 3 (1.94%) JUnit
3 3 (1.94%) Eclipse
3 3 (1.94%) Subversion
3 3 (1.94%) JIRA
3 3 (1.94%) Selenium
4 2 (1.29%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (1.29%) Cucumber
4 2 (1.29%) Maven
4 2 (1.29%) QuickTest Pro
5 1 (0.65%) Ant
5 1 (0.65%) WinRunner
5 1 (0.65%) ProC
5 1 (0.65%) FitNesse
5 1 (0.65%) TestComplete
5 1 (0.65%) JBehave
5 1 (0.65%) WebDriver
5 1 (0.65%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 71 (45.81%) Finance
2 65 (41.94%) Banking
3 60 (38.71%) Front Office
4 39 (25.16%) Investment Banking
5 14 (9.03%) Back Office
6 5 (3.23%) Financial Institution
7 2 (1.29%) Legal
8 1 (0.65%) Advertising
8 1 (0.65%) Publishing
8 1 (0.65%) Games
8 1 (0.65%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.65%) Law
8 1 (0.65%) Billing
8 1 (0.65%) Retail
Job Titles
1 65 (41.94%) Developer
2 51 (32.90%) Analyst
3 21 (13.55%) Business Analyst
3 21 (13.55%) Support Analyst
3 21 (13.55%) Java Developer
4 20 (12.90%) Applications Support
5 14 (9.03%) C++ Developer
6 13 (8.39%) Applications Support Analyst
7 9 (5.81%) C# Developer
8 7 (4.52%) Senior Developer
9 6 (3.87%) Python Developer
9 6 (3.87%) Test Analyst
10 4 (2.58%) VBA Developer
11 3 (1.94%) Project Manager
11 3 (1.94%) Senior Java Developer
11 3 (1.94%) Senior VBA Developer
11 3 (1.94%) Market Data Engineer
12 2 (1.29%) QlikView Developer
12 2 (1.29%) Agile C# Developer
12 2 (1.29%) Equity Derivatives Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (10.32%) FIX Protocol
2 13 (8.39%) .NET
3 8 (5.16%) WPF
4 7 (4.52%) HTML
4 7 (4.52%) WinForms
4 7 (4.52%) HTML5
5 4 (2.58%) .NET Framework
5 4 (2.58%) Spring
5 4 (2.58%) JMS
5 4 (2.58%) Web Services
5 4 (2.58%) XML
6 3 (1.94%) WCF
7 2 (1.29%) Murex MxML
7 2 (1.29%) J2SE
8 1 (0.65%) ASP.NET
8 1 (0.65%) JSP
8 1 (0.65%) Servlets
8 1 (0.65%) SOAP
8 1 (0.65%) JAXB
8 1 (0.65%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 66 (42.58%) Derivative
2 42 (27.10%) Fixed Income
3 36 (23.23%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 20 (12.90%) Equity Derivative
5 15 (9.68%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (4.52%) Market Risk
6 7 (4.52%) Reference Data
7 6 (3.87%) Computer Science
8 5 (3.23%) Mathematics
8 5 (3.23%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (1.94%) Hedge funds
9 3 (1.94%) Visualisation
10 2 (1.29%) Data Structures
10 2 (1.29%) SWIFT
10 2 (1.29%) Equity Risk
10 2 (1.29%) Graphic Design
10 2 (1.29%) Management Information System
11 1 (0.65%) N-Tier
11 1 (0.65%) Economics
11 1 (0.65%) Credit Derivative
Operating Systems
1 40 (25.81%) UNIX
2 18 (11.61%) Linux
3 15 (9.68%) Windows
4 1 (0.65%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (11.61%) Multithreading
3 14 (9.03%) OO
4 13 (8.39%) Data Analysis
5 12 (7.74%) Asset Management
5 12 (7.74%) Low Latency
6 11 (7.10%) Electronic Trading
7 10 (6.45%) Algorithmic Trading
7 10 (6.45%) TDD
7 10 (6.45%) Business Analysis
7 10 (6.45%) Risk Management
8 8 (5.16%) Data Modelling
9 7 (4.52%) RAD
9 7 (4.52%) Change Management
9 7 (4.52%) Investment Management
9 7 (4.52%) Financial Modelling
10 6 (3.87%) OOD
11 5 (3.23%) Business Intelligence
11 5 (3.23%) Project Management
11 5 (3.23%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 63 (40.65%) SQL
2 44 (28.39%) Java
3 23 (14.84%) C#
3 23 (14.84%) C++
4 18 (11.61%) Perl
5 17 (10.97%) VBA
6 12 (7.74%) Python
7 6 (3.87%) JavaScript
8 4 (2.58%) Korn
8 4 (2.58%) T-SQL
9 3 (1.94%) Shell Script
9 3 (1.94%) Scala
10 2 (1.29%) VB6
10 2 (1.29%) C
10 2 (1.29%) VB
11 1 (0.65%) VBScript
11 1 (0.65%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.65%) MATLAB
11 1 (0.65%) XAML
11 1 (0.65%) AWK
Qualifications
1 6 (3.87%) Degree
2 3 (1.94%) ISEB
2 3 (1.94%) ISTQB
3 1 (0.65%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.65%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.23%) QA
2 3 (1.94%) EMIR
2 3 (1.94%) Dodd-Frank
3 1 (0.65%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 2 (1.29%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (1.29%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (3.87%) Control-M
2 3 (1.94%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (1.29%) BMC Marimba
4 1 (0.65%) Vagrant
4 1 (0.65%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 16 (10.32%) Oracle
2 13 (8.39%) Sybase
3 8 (5.16%) thinkFolio
3 8 (5.16%) Reuters
4 7 (4.52%) Charles River
5 6 (3.87%) Bloomberg
6 5 (3.23%) TIBCO
7 4 (2.58%) GoldenSource
7 4 (2.58%) Informatica
7 4 (2.58%) Fidessa
8 3 (1.94%) Murex
8 3 (1.94%) SmartStream
8 3 (1.94%) Microsoft
8 3 (1.94%) Trayport
8 3 (1.94%) MarketAxess
9 2 (1.29%) VMware
9 2 (1.29%) MKS
9 2 (1.29%) Remedy
9 2 (1.29%) Citrix
10 1 (0.65%) Cognos
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