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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Equities
Rank 116 108 107
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -1
Contract jobs citing Equities 79 97 114
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.46% 1.62% 1.77%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.12% 4.31% 4.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 92 88
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£525 £550 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.54% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £409
10% offered a daily rate of more than £614 £650 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 £375 £425
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £17.00
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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
1917 2252 2370
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 35.33% 37.67% 36.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 1497 1736 1782
Average daily rate £475 £475 £475
90% offered a daily rate of more than £281 £290 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £650 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 21 54
Average hourly rate £21.00 £21.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -16.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £11.30 £15.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.00 £50.00 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £21.83
% change year-on-year
-15.55% +3.06%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 69 (43.67%) Finance
2 68 (43.04%) Banking
3 66 (41.77%) Derivative
3 66 (41.77%) SQL
4 64 (40.51%) Front Office
5 55 (34.81%) Fixed Income
6 50 (31.65%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 43 (27.22%) Investment Banking
8 34 (21.52%) Agile Software Development
9 31 (19.62%) UNIX
10 29 (18.35%) Java
11 28 (17.72%) Equity Derivative
12 27 (17.09%) FIX Protocol
13 23 (14.56%) C#
14 22 (13.92%) VBA
15 19 (12.03%) Risk Management
15 19 (12.03%) Electronic Trading
16 18 (11.39%) Back Office
17 17 (10.76%) Linux
17 17 (10.76%) C++
17 17 (10.76%) SQL Server
18 16 (10.13%) Windows
18 16 (10.13%) .NET
18 16 (10.13%) QA
19 15 (9.49%) Multithreading
19 15 (9.49%) Asset Management
20 14 (8.86%) Business Analysis
21 13 (8.23%) TDD
21 13 (8.23%) Low Latency
22 12 (7.59%) Stakeholder Management

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

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 (1.27%) WebSphere
2 1 (0.63%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (0.63%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.63%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.63%) IIS
2 1 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (0.63%) Node.js
Applications
1 9 (5.70%) MS Excel
2 6 (3.80%) MS Office
3 4 (2.53%) MS Project
4 2 (1.27%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.63%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.63%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (2.53%) Markit EDM
1 4 (2.53%) thinkFolio
2 3 (1.90%) ION MarketView
3 1 (0.63%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.63%) Global One
3 1 (0.63%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.63%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.63%) LatentZero
3 1 (0.63%) SimCorp Dimension
3 1 (0.63%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.63%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.63%) Firewall
1 1 (0.63%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (10.76%) SQL Server
2 8 (5.06%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (4.43%) Relational Database
4 6 (3.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 6 (3.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (3.80%) RDBMS
5 4 (2.53%) Big Data
6 3 (1.90%) Hadoop
7 2 (1.27%) Apache Hive
7 2 (1.27%) Impala
7 2 (1.27%) QlikView
7 2 (1.27%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.63%) DTS
8 1 (0.63%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (0.63%) OLAP
8 1 (0.63%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (0.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.63%) KDB
8 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 1 (0.63%) OLAP Cube
Development Applications
1 6 (3.80%) Selenium
2 5 (3.16%) QuickTest Pro
2 5 (3.16%) Visual Studio
3 4 (2.53%) Cucumber
3 4 (2.53%) NUnit
4 3 (1.90%) SpecFlow
5 2 (1.27%) WebDriver
5 2 (1.27%) Rhino Mocks
5 2 (1.27%) Moq
5 2 (1.27%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (1.27%) Subversion
5 2 (1.27%) JIRA
5 2 (1.27%) FitNesse
5 2 (1.27%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.63%) JUnit
6 1 (0.63%) Maven
6 1 (0.63%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
6 1 (0.63%) SoapUI
General
1 69 (43.67%) Finance
2 68 (43.04%) Banking
3 64 (40.51%) Front Office
4 43 (27.22%) Investment Banking
5 18 (11.39%) Back Office
6 2 (1.27%) Retail
6 2 (1.27%) Legal
6 2 (1.27%) Advertising
7 1 (0.63%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.63%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 65 (41.14%) Analyst
2 53 (33.54%) Developer
3 25 (15.82%) Business Analyst
4 20 (12.66%) Support Analyst
5 17 (10.76%) Senior Developer
6 16 (10.13%) Applications Support
7 12 (7.59%) Applications Support Analyst
7 12 (7.59%) Java Developer
8 11 (6.96%) C# Developer
9 10 (6.33%) C++ Developer
10 7 (4.43%) Senior C# Developer
11 6 (3.80%) IT Business Analyst
11 6 (3.80%) Senior VBA Developer
11 6 (3.80%) QA Analyst
11 6 (3.80%) VBA Developer
11 6 (3.80%) Project Manager
11 6 (3.80%) Consultant
12 5 (3.16%) Test Analyst
12 5 (3.16%) Technical Analyst
12 5 (3.16%) Technical Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (17.09%) FIX Protocol
2 16 (10.13%) .NET
3 9 (5.70%) WPF
4 6 (3.80%) WinForms
5 5 (3.16%) WCF
6 4 (2.53%) .NET Framework
6 4 (2.53%) Web Services
6 4 (2.53%) XML
7 3 (1.90%) HTML
7 3 (1.90%) ASP.NET
7 3 (1.90%) TIBCO EMS
8 2 (1.27%) HTML5
8 2 (1.27%) RabbitMQ
8 2 (1.27%) Gherkin
8 2 (1.27%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 2 (1.27%) Akka
8 2 (1.27%) ActiveMQ
8 2 (1.27%) LINQ
8 2 (1.27%) WebSphere MQ
8 2 (1.27%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 66 (41.77%) Derivative
2 55 (34.81%) Fixed Income
3 50 (31.65%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 28 (17.72%) Equity Derivative
5 9 (5.70%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (3.16%) Market Risk
7 4 (2.53%) SWIFT
7 4 (2.53%) Credit Derivative
8 3 (1.90%) PMI
8 3 (1.90%) Hedge funds
9 2 (1.27%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (1.27%) Data Structures
9 2 (1.27%) Algorithms
9 2 (1.27%) Mathematics
9 2 (1.27%) Computer Science
9 2 (1.27%) Graphic Design
9 2 (1.27%) Reference Data
9 2 (1.27%) Client/Server
9 2 (1.27%) N-Tier
10 1 (0.63%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 31 (19.62%) UNIX
2 17 (10.76%) Linux
3 16 (10.13%) Windows
4 3 (1.90%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (21.52%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (12.03%) Risk Management
2 19 (12.03%) Electronic Trading
3 15 (9.49%) Multithreading
3 15 (9.49%) Asset Management
4 14 (8.86%) Business Analysis
5 13 (8.23%) TDD
5 13 (8.23%) Low Latency
6 12 (7.59%) Stakeholder Management
7 10 (6.33%) RAD
8 9 (5.70%) Algorithmic Trading
9 8 (5.06%) OO
9 8 (5.06%) Change Management
10 7 (4.43%) Project Management
10 7 (4.43%) Data Analysis
10 7 (4.43%) Test Automation
11 6 (3.80%) BDD
11 6 (3.80%) Investment Management
11 6 (3.80%) Business Intelligence
11 6 (3.80%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 66 (41.77%) SQL
2 29 (18.35%) Java
3 23 (14.56%) C#
4 22 (13.92%) VBA
5 17 (10.76%) C++
6 8 (5.06%) Python
6 8 (5.06%) VBScript
7 7 (4.43%) Perl
8 4 (2.53%) C-shell
8 4 (2.53%) Scala
8 4 (2.53%) JavaScript
8 4 (2.53%) VB
8 4 (2.53%) Shell Script
8 4 (2.53%) AWK
9 3 (1.90%) T-SQL
10 2 (1.27%) C
10 2 (1.27%) PL/SQL
10 2 (1.27%) XAML
11 1 (0.63%) COBOL
11 1 (0.63%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (2.53%) Degree
2 3 (1.90%) PMI Certification
3 2 (1.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (1.27%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.63%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.63%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (10.13%) QA
2 3 (1.90%) MiFID
3 2 (1.27%) EMIR
3 2 (1.27%) Dodd-Frank
4 1 (0.63%) SLA
4 1 (0.63%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.63%) Solvency II
System Software
1 2 (1.27%) Apache Flume
1 2 (1.27%) HDFS
2 1 (0.63%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.63%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (1.90%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.63%) Oozie
2 1 (0.63%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 11 (6.96%) Oracle
2 6 (3.80%) TIBCO
3 5 (3.16%) Fidessa
4 4 (2.53%) Sybase
4 4 (2.53%) Microsoft
4 4 (2.53%) Bloomberg
5 3 (1.90%) IBM
5 3 (1.90%) Business Objects
5 3 (1.90%) ION Trading
6 2 (1.27%) webMethods
6 2 (1.27%) Charles River
7 1 (0.63%) VMware
7 1 (0.63%) Cognos
7 1 (0.63%) Reuters
7 1 (0.63%) Murex
7 1 (0.63%) HP
7 1 (0.63%) SAP
7 1 (0.63%) Portware
7 1 (0.63%) GoldenSource
7 1 (0.63%) SimCorp
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