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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Equities
Rank 62 113 103
Rank change year-on-year
+51 -10
Contract jobs citing Equities 98 76 110
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 3.12% 1.48% 1.85%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 7.75% 3.84% 4.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 70 87
Average daily rate £550 £525 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.76% -4.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £415 £425
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £627 £675
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £475 £475
% change year-on-year
-21.05% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
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
1265 1981 2332
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 40.21% 38.53% 39.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 974 1553 1689
Average daily rate £500 £450 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £625 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 31 36
Average hourly rate £19.99 £17.87 £21.04
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.89% -15.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.90 £13.25 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.60 £27.37 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+35.71% -

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 10 February 2016.

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 10 February 2016, 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.

1 111 (57.22%) Finance
1 111 (57.22%) Banking
2 92 (47.42%) Investment Banking
3 79 (40.72%) Front Office
4 74 (38.14%) Derivative
5 70 (36.08%) Java
6 69 (35.57%) Fixed Income
7 63 (32.47%) SQL
8 60 (30.93%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 55 (28.35%) Unix
10 35 (18.04%) Multithreading
11 34 (17.53%) Linux
12 30 (15.46%) Agile Software Development
13 29 (14.95%) SDLC
14 28 (14.43%) Low Latency
15 27 (13.92%) FIX Protocol
15 27 (13.92%) Business Analysis
16 26 (13.40%) Sybase
17 25 (12.89%) Risk Management
18 24 (12.37%) JIRA
19 23 (11.86%) Electronic Trading
20 21 (10.82%) Migration
20 21 (10.82%) SQL Server
21 20 (10.31%) Oracle
21 20 (10.31%) Windows
21 20 (10.31%) Analytical Skills
22 19 (9.79%) Perl
23 18 (9.28%) C#
23 18 (9.28%) Scala
24 17 (8.76%) Fidessa

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

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 4 (2.06%) Mule
1 4 (2.06%) Tomcat
1 4 (2.06%) WebLogic
2 3 (1.55%) MQSeries
3 2 (1.03%) Apache Spark
3 2 (1.03%) Oracle Coherence
4 1 (0.52%) Node.js
4 1 (0.52%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.52%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 5 (2.58%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.06%) MS Office
3 3 (1.55%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (1.55%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 11 (5.67%) Markit EDM
2 3 (1.55%) SunGard GMI
3 2 (1.03%) Eikon
3 2 (1.03%) MetaTrader
3 2 (1.03%) Rolfe and Nolan
3 2 (1.03%) Sentinel
3 2 (1.03%) SimCorp Dimension
4 1 (0.52%) LatentZero
4 1 (0.52%) Minerva
4 1 (0.52%) PolarLake
4 1 (0.52%) thinkFolio
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.55%) TCP/IP
2 2 (1.03%) Multicast
2 2 (1.03%) PuTTY
2 2 (1.03%) Unicast
3 1 (0.52%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (10.82%) SQL Server
2 15 (7.73%) Relational Database
3 9 (4.64%) Data Warehouse
3 9 (4.64%) RDBMS
4 4 (2.06%) BusinessObjects
4 4 (2.06%) KDB
4 4 (2.06%) Oracle Database
4 4 (2.06%) Oracle Reports
5 3 (1.55%) BusinessObjects XI
5 3 (1.55%) Data Mining
5 3 (1.55%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (1.03%) Big Data
6 2 (1.03%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
6 2 (1.03%) Crystal Reports
6 2 (1.03%) MS Access
6 2 (1.03%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.52%) DB2
7 1 (0.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 24 (12.37%) JIRA
2 12 (6.19%) Subversion
3 8 (4.12%) ClearCase
3 8 (4.12%) ClearQuest
4 6 (3.09%) Maven
5 5 (2.58%) Jenkins
5 5 (2.58%) JUnit
6 4 (2.06%) Cucumber
6 4 (2.06%) EasyMock
6 4 (2.06%) Git (software)
6 4 (2.06%) Mockito
6 4 (2.06%) Selenium
7 2 (1.03%) TeamCity
7 2 (1.03%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.52%) SoapUI
8 1 (0.52%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.52%) TestDirector
General
1 111 (57.22%) Banking
1 111 (57.22%) Finance
2 92 (47.42%) Investment Banking
3 79 (40.72%) Front Office
4 7 (3.61%) Back Office
5 2 (1.03%) Financial Institution
5 2 (1.03%) Retail
6 1 (0.52%) General Ledger
6 1 (0.52%) Legal
6 1 (0.52%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 88 (45.36%) Developer
2 71 (36.60%) Analyst
3 47 (24.23%) Java Developer
4 42 (21.65%) Business Analyst
5 13 (6.70%) Applications Support
5 13 (6.70%) Support Analyst
6 12 (6.19%) Senior Developer
7 11 (5.67%) Business IT Analyst
7 11 (5.67%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
7 11 (5.67%) Investment Banking Java Developer
7 11 (5.67%) IT Analyst
7 11 (5.67%) IT Business Analyst
8 9 (4.64%) Banking Analyst
8 9 (4.64%) Front Office Developer
8 9 (4.64%) Programmer
8 9 (4.64%) Project Manager
9 8 (4.12%) Database Developer
9 8 (4.12%) Database Programmer
9 8 (4.12%) Sybase Developer
10 7 (3.61%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (13.92%) FIX Protocol
2 15 (7.73%) XML
3 14 (7.22%) HTML
4 11 (5.67%) JMS
5 9 (4.64%) .NET
5 9 (4.64%) FIXML
5 9 (4.64%) FpML
5 9 (4.64%) J2EE
6 8 (4.12%) HTML5
7 7 (3.61%) AngularJS
7 7 (3.61%) J2SE
8 6 (3.09%) ASP.NET
8 6 (3.09%) CSS
8 6 (3.09%) Middleware
9 5 (2.58%) Akka
9 5 (2.58%) SOAP
9 5 (2.58%) Spring
9 5 (2.58%) WebSphere MQ
9 5 (2.58%) XML Schema
10 4 (2.06%) Apache Camel
Miscellaneous
1 74 (38.14%) Derivative
2 69 (35.57%) Fixed Income
3 60 (30.93%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 20 (10.31%) Analytical Skills
5 16 (8.25%) Equity Derivative
6 13 (6.70%) Fintech
7 11 (5.67%) Algorithms
8 8 (4.12%) Enterprise Software
8 8 (4.12%) Market Risk
9 6 (3.09%) Data Structures
10 5 (2.58%) Contract for Difference
10 5 (2.58%) Hedge funds
11 3 (1.55%) Credit Derivative
11 3 (1.55%) Reference Data
11 3 (1.55%) VWAP
12 2 (1.03%) Client/Server
12 2 (1.03%) Computer Science
12 2 (1.03%) Equity Risk
13 1 (0.52%) Management Information System
13 1 (0.52%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 55 (28.35%) Unix
2 34 (17.53%) Linux
3 20 (10.31%) Windows
4 4 (2.06%) Windows Server
5 2 (1.03%) AIX
5 2 (1.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (1.03%) Solaris
5 2 (1.03%) SUSE
5 2 (1.03%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
5 2 (1.03%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (18.04%) Multithreading
2 30 (15.46%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (14.95%) SDLC
4 28 (14.43%) Low Latency
5 27 (13.92%) Business Analysis
6 25 (12.89%) Risk Management
7 23 (11.86%) Electronic Trading
8 21 (10.82%) Migration
9 15 (7.73%) Algorithmic Trading
9 15 (7.73%) Project Management
10 14 (7.22%) Data Management
11 13 (6.70%) Analytics
11 13 (6.70%) User Acceptance Testing
12 11 (5.67%) Configuration Management
13 9 (4.64%) UML
14 8 (4.12%) Data Analysis
14 8 (4.12%) Issue Tracking
14 8 (4.12%) Market Making
14 8 (4.12%) TDD
15 7 (3.61%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 70 (36.08%) Java
2 63 (32.47%) SQL
3 19 (9.79%) Perl
4 18 (9.28%) C#
4 18 (9.28%) Scala
5 15 (7.73%) Bash Shell
6 14 (7.22%) JavaScript
6 14 (7.22%) Python
7 11 (5.67%) Shell Script
8 10 (5.15%) C++
9 9 (4.64%) T-SQL
10 4 (2.06%) C
10 4 (2.06%) PL/SQL
11 3 (1.55%) Tcl
11 3 (1.55%) VB
11 3 (1.55%) VBA
12 2 (1.03%) Ruby
13 1 (0.52%) MATLAB
13 1 (0.52%) VBScript
13 1 (0.52%) XAML
Qualifications
1 12 (6.19%) Degree
2 1 (0.52%) ISEB
2 1 (0.52%) ISTQB
2 1 (0.52%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (7.22%) QA
2 7 (3.61%) MiFID
3 3 (1.55%) Dodd-Frank
4 2 (1.03%) EMIR
4 2 (1.03%) Solvency II
5 1 (0.52%) Basel III
5 1 (0.52%) COREP
5 1 (0.52%) CRD IV
5 1 (0.52%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.52%) FATCA
5 1 (0.52%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 2 (1.03%) NFS
Systems Management
1 7 (3.61%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (1.55%) Control-M
3 2 (1.03%) Puppet
Vendors
1 26 (13.40%) Sybase
2 20 (10.31%) Oracle
3 17 (8.76%) Fidessa
4 11 (5.67%) Reuters
5 8 (4.12%) DataSynapse
6 6 (3.09%) HP
6 6 (3.09%) Murex
7 4 (2.06%) Bloomberg
7 4 (2.06%) Informatica
7 4 (2.06%) Remedy
8 3 (1.55%) Microsoft
8 3 (1.55%) Solace
8 3 (1.55%) SunGard
8 3 (1.55%) TIBCO
9 2 (1.03%) CQG
9 2 (1.03%) FactSet
9 2 (1.03%) ION Trading
9 2 (1.03%) Red Hat
9 2 (1.03%) SimCorp
9 2 (1.03%) Telerik
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