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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Equities
Rank 114 103 111
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +8
Contract jobs citing Equities 82 117 95
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.51% 1.86% 1.49%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.16% 4.91% 4.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 102 75
Average daily rate
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£525 £550 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.54% +4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £475 £413
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £730
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £405 £406
% change year-on-year
+4.93% -0.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £22.50 -
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
1973 2385 2360
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 36.35% 37.89% 37.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 1499 1789 1758
Average daily rate £475 £475 £475
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £290 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £650 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 35 52
Average hourly rate £18.70 £22.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.88% +2.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.26 £13.10 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £77.10 £41.00 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.50 £21.25
% change year-on-year
-11.62% +1.17%

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 24 April 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 24 April 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 (44.23%) Derivative
2 68 (43.59%) Banking
3 67 (42.95%) Finance
4 66 (42.31%) SQL
5 64 (41.03%) Front Office
6 52 (33.33%) Fixed Income
7 47 (30.13%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 40 (25.64%) Investment Banking
9 37 (23.72%) UNIX
10 32 (20.51%) Agile Software Development
11 31 (19.87%) Equity Derivative
12 29 (18.59%) FIX Protocol
12 29 (18.59%) Java
13 24 (15.38%) VBA
14 22 (14.10%) C++
15 21 (13.46%) Linux
16 20 (12.82%) C#
17 18 (11.54%) Asset Management
18 17 (10.90%) Risk Management
18 17 (10.90%) Oracle
19 16 (10.26%) SQL Server
19 16 (10.26%) Windows
19 16 (10.26%) Electronic Trading
20 14 (8.97%) Back Office
21 13 (8.33%) .NET
21 13 (8.33%) TDD
21 13 (8.33%) QA
21 13 (8.33%) Low Latency
22 11 (7.05%) Business Analysis
22 11 (7.05%) Change Management

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

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 3 (1.92%) WebSphere
2 1 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (0.64%) Node.js
2 1 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (0.64%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (0.64%) IIS
2 1 (0.64%) Tomcat
2 1 (0.64%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.64%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 7 (4.49%) MS Excel
2 5 (3.21%) MS Office
3 3 (1.92%) MS Project
4 2 (1.28%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.28%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.64%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (2.56%) thinkFolio
2 3 (1.92%) Markit EDM
2 3 (1.92%) ION MarketView
3 2 (1.28%) LatentZero
4 1 (0.64%) SimCorp Dimension
4 1 (0.64%) Global One
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.64%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.92%) Firewall
2 1 (0.64%) Internet
2 1 (0.64%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (10.26%) SQL Server
2 7 (4.49%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (3.21%) Big Data
4 4 (2.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (2.56%) Hadoop
4 4 (2.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (2.56%) Relational Database
5 3 (1.92%) QlikView
6 2 (1.28%) RDBMS
6 2 (1.28%) Crystal Reports
6 2 (1.28%) Apache Hive
6 2 (1.28%) Impala
6 2 (1.28%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.64%) KDB
7 1 (0.64%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.64%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 5 (3.21%) Selenium
2 4 (2.56%) Visual Studio
2 4 (2.56%) QuickTest Pro
2 4 (2.56%) NUnit
3 3 (1.92%) Cucumber
3 3 (1.92%) JIRA
3 3 (1.92%) Subversion
4 2 (1.28%) Eclipse
4 2 (1.28%) Maven
4 2 (1.28%) WebDriver
4 2 (1.28%) Rhino Mocks
4 2 (1.28%) Moq
5 1 (0.64%) SoapUI
5 1 (0.64%) SpecFlow
5 1 (0.64%) JUnit
General
1 68 (43.59%) Banking
2 67 (42.95%) Finance
3 64 (41.03%) Front Office
4 40 (25.64%) Investment Banking
5 14 (8.97%) Back Office
6 2 (1.28%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.28%) Legal
6 2 (1.28%) Advertising
7 1 (0.64%) Private Banking
7 1 (0.64%) Retail
Job Titles
1 60 (38.46%) Analyst
2 55 (35.26%) Developer
3 27 (17.31%) Support Analyst
4 22 (14.10%) Applications Support
5 19 (12.18%) Business Analyst
6 17 (10.90%) Senior Developer
7 16 (10.26%) Applications Support Analyst
8 14 (8.97%) C++ Developer
9 11 (7.05%) Java Developer
10 10 (6.41%) C# Developer
11 7 (4.49%) VBA Developer
11 7 (4.49%) Senior C# Developer
12 6 (3.85%) Consultant
12 6 (3.85%) Senior VBA Developer
13 5 (3.21%) FIX Analyst
13 5 (3.21%) Test Analyst
14 4 (2.56%) Project Manager
14 4 (2.56%) QA Analyst
14 4 (2.56%) Technical Business Analyst
14 4 (2.56%) IT Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (18.59%) FIX Protocol
2 13 (8.33%) .NET
3 8 (5.13%) WPF
4 6 (3.85%) HTML
4 6 (3.85%) WinForms
4 6 (3.85%) HTML5
5 4 (2.56%) WCF
5 4 (2.56%) .NET Framework
5 4 (2.56%) TIBCO EMS
6 3 (1.92%) Middleware
6 3 (1.92%) WebSphere MQ
6 3 (1.92%) Web Services
6 3 (1.92%) XML
7 2 (1.28%) MSMQ
7 2 (1.28%) SOAP
7 2 (1.28%) ActiveMQ
7 2 (1.28%) LINQ
7 2 (1.28%) RabbitMQ
7 2 (1.28%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 2 (1.28%) Akka
Miscellaneous
1 69 (44.23%) Derivative
2 52 (33.33%) Fixed Income
3 47 (30.13%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 31 (19.87%) Equity Derivative
5 6 (3.85%) Market Risk
5 6 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (1.92%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (1.92%) SWIFT
6 3 (1.92%) Hedge funds
6 3 (1.92%) Graphic Design
6 3 (1.92%) Mathematics
6 3 (1.92%) Reference Data
6 3 (1.92%) Credit Derivative
7 2 (1.28%) PMI
7 2 (1.28%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.28%) Equity Risk
7 2 (1.28%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.64%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.64%) User Experience
8 1 (0.64%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 37 (23.72%) UNIX
2 21 (13.46%) Linux
3 16 (10.26%) Windows
4 2 (1.28%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (20.51%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (11.54%) Asset Management
3 17 (10.90%) Risk Management
4 16 (10.26%) Electronic Trading
5 13 (8.33%) TDD
5 13 (8.33%) Low Latency
6 11 (7.05%) Business Analysis
6 11 (7.05%) Change Management
6 11 (7.05%) Stakeholder Management
7 10 (6.41%) Algorithmic Trading
8 9 (5.77%) RAD
9 8 (5.13%) Business Intelligence
9 8 (5.13%) Multithreading
10 7 (4.49%) Test Automation
10 7 (4.49%) OO
10 7 (4.49%) Data Modelling
11 6 (3.85%) Project Management
11 6 (3.85%) Data Analysis
11 6 (3.85%) Investment Management
11 6 (3.85%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 66 (42.31%) SQL
2 29 (18.59%) Java
3 24 (15.38%) VBA
4 22 (14.10%) C++
5 20 (12.82%) C#
6 10 (6.41%) Perl
7 8 (5.13%) Python
8 7 (4.49%) VBScript
9 5 (3.21%) JavaScript
10 4 (2.56%) VB
10 4 (2.56%) Shell Script
10 4 (2.56%) AWK
10 4 (2.56%) Scala
10 4 (2.56%) C-shell
11 2 (1.28%) T-SQL
11 2 (1.28%) PL/SQL
11 2 (1.28%) C
11 2 (1.28%) XAML
11 2 (1.28%) VB6
12 1 (0.64%) Go
Qualifications
1 4 (2.56%) Degree
2 2 (1.28%) PMI Certification
2 2 (1.28%) ISTQB
2 2 (1.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (0.64%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.64%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.64%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (8.33%) QA
2 1 (0.64%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.64%) MiFID
2 1 (0.64%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (1.28%) Apache Flume
1 2 (1.28%) HDFS
2 1 (0.64%) vSphere
2 1 (0.64%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (1.92%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.28%) Control-M
3 1 (0.64%) Vagrant
3 1 (0.64%) Oozie
3 1 (0.64%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 17 (10.90%) Oracle
2 8 (5.13%) TIBCO
3 6 (3.85%) Fidessa
4 5 (3.21%) Bloomberg
4 5 (3.21%) Sybase
5 4 (2.56%) Charles River
6 3 (1.92%) ION Trading
7 2 (1.28%) IBM
7 2 (1.28%) Microsoft
7 2 (1.28%) webMethods
8 1 (0.64%) Solace
8 1 (0.64%) FactSet
8 1 (0.64%) Tableau
8 1 (0.64%) Portware
8 1 (0.64%) Rogue Wave
8 1 (0.64%) Sophis
8 1 (0.64%) SimCorp
8 1 (0.64%) GoldenSource
8 1 (0.64%) VMware
8 1 (0.64%) Reuters
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