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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Equities over the 3 months to 30 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
30 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Equities
Rank 98 120 143
Rank change year-on-year
+22 +23
Contract jobs citing Equities 78 84 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 2.23% 1.58% 1.12%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 5.59% 4.08% 3.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 71 57
Median daily rate £588 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.90% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £380
10% offered a daily rate of more than £725 £700 £610
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £425 £375
% change year-on-year
-11.76% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
1396 2060 2147
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 39.83% 38.86% 36.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 1103 1625 1513
Median daily rate £475 £475 £475
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 39 45
Median hourly rate £17.25 £20.50 £18.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.85% +9.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.60 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.48 £39.05 £36.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.25 £19.29 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+15.34% -1.07%

Equities
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the City of London region citing Equities as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 August 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 30 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Equities also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region with a requirement for Equities.

1 75 (57.25%) Finance
2 62 (47.33%) Banking
3 55 (41.98%) Fixed Income
4 52 (39.69%) Agile Software Development
5 48 (36.64%) Investment Banking
6 44 (33.59%) SQL
7 43 (32.82%) Front Office
8 40 (30.53%) Financial Institution
9 38 (29.01%) Asset Management
10 35 (26.72%) Java
11 34 (25.95%) Retail
11 34 (25.95%) Derivative
12 30 (22.90%) Unix
13 26 (19.85%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 24 (18.32%) SQL Server
15 23 (17.56%) Analytical Skills
16 22 (16.79%) .NET
17 21 (16.03%) Project Management
17 21 (16.03%) C#
18 20 (15.27%) Multithreading
19 18 (13.74%) TDD
19 18 (13.74%) Fintech
19 18 (13.74%) Analytics
20 17 (12.98%) Business Analysis
21 16 (12.21%) Linux
21 16 (12.21%) Big Data
21 16 (12.21%) Hadoop
22 15 (11.45%) Service Design
22 15 (11.45%) Degree
23 14 (10.69%) User Acceptance Testing

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 8 (6.11%) Apache Spark
2 5 (3.82%) SharePoint
3 4 (3.05%) WebSphere
4 2 (1.53%) Apache
4 2 (1.53%) Confluence
5 1 (0.76%) IIS
5 1 (0.76%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.76%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.76%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (3.05%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.29%) MS Project
3 2 (1.53%) InVision
3 2 (1.53%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.53%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.53%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 3 (2.29%) thinkFolio
2 1 (0.76%) Eikon
2 1 (0.76%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.76%) Oracle Internet Expenses
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.58%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (4.58%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (2.29%) Google Cloud Platform
3 2 (1.53%) Adobe Creative Cloud
4 1 (0.76%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.82%) Intranet
2 3 (2.29%) FTP
2 3 (2.29%) LAN
2 3 (2.29%) Unified Communications
2 3 (2.29%) VPN
2 3 (2.29%) WAN
3 2 (1.53%) DWDM
3 2 (1.53%) Internet
3 2 (1.53%) MPLS
3 2 (1.53%) Network Security
3 2 (1.53%) Wireless
4 1 (0.76%) DNS
4 1 (0.76%) ISDN
4 1 (0.76%) NGN
4 1 (0.76%) Skype
4 1 (0.76%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (18.32%) SQL Server
2 16 (12.21%) Big Data
2 16 (12.21%) Hadoop
3 12 (9.16%) MongoDB
4 10 (7.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 8 (6.11%) Apache Cassandra
6 6 (4.58%) Data Warehouse
6 6 (4.58%) NoSQL
7 5 (3.82%) Couchbase
7 5 (3.82%) Data Mart
7 5 (3.82%) KDB
7 5 (3.82%) Oracle Database
7 5 (3.82%) Relational Database
7 5 (3.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 5 (3.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 4 (3.05%) Kdb+
9 3 (2.29%) Amazon Redshift
9 3 (2.29%) Apache Hive
9 3 (2.29%) BigTable
9 3 (2.29%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 11 (8.40%) Team Foundation Server
2 9 (6.87%) JIRA
3 6 (4.58%) Bower
3 6 (4.58%) Git (software)
4 5 (3.82%) gulp
4 5 (3.82%) JMeter
4 5 (3.82%) Karma Test Runner
4 5 (3.82%) LoadRunner
4 5 (3.82%) Mocha
4 5 (3.82%) Protractor
4 5 (3.82%) Sinon.JS
4 5 (3.82%) Visual Studio
5 4 (3.05%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 4 (3.05%) Subversion
5 4 (3.05%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 2 (1.53%) Gradle
6 2 (1.53%) JUnit
6 2 (1.53%) Maven
7 1 (0.76%) NuGet
7 1 (0.76%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 75 (57.25%) Finance
2 62 (47.33%) Banking
3 48 (36.64%) Investment Banking
4 43 (32.82%) Front Office
5 40 (30.53%) Financial Institution
6 34 (25.95%) Retail
7 11 (8.40%) Legal
8 6 (4.58%) Back Office
9 5 (3.82%) Marketing
10 1 (0.76%) Advertising
10 1 (0.76%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 54 (41.22%) Developer
2 46 (35.11%) Analyst
3 22 (16.79%) Business Analyst
4 20 (15.27%) Java Developer
5 17 (12.98%) Front Office Developer
5 17 (12.98%) Senior Developer
6 14 (10.69%) Banking Analyst
7 11 (8.40%) C# Developer
8 10 (7.63%) Senior Java Developer
9 7 (5.34%) C# Developer - Investment Banking
9 7 (5.34%) C# WPF Developer
9 7 (5.34%) Senior C# Developer
9 7 (5.34%) Senior WPF Developer
9 7 (5.34%) WPF Developer
10 6 (4.58%) Analyst Developer
10 6 (4.58%) MiFID Business Analyst
10 6 (4.58%) Support Analyst
10 6 (4.58%) Test Analyst
11 5 (3.82%) Applications Support
11 5 (3.82%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (16.79%) .NET
2 13 (9.92%) FIX Protocol
3 8 (6.11%) HTML
3 8 (6.11%) Reactive Extensions
3 8 (6.11%) WPF
4 7 (5.34%) Middleware
4 7 (5.34%) Task Parallel Library
5 6 (4.58%) XML
6 5 (3.82%) AngularJS
6 5 (3.82%) Chai
6 5 (3.82%) CSS
6 5 (3.82%) CSS3
6 5 (3.82%) Gherkin
6 5 (3.82%) HTML5
6 5 (3.82%) LINQ
6 5 (3.82%) RESTful
6 5 (3.82%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 4 (3.05%) IBM Integration Bus
7 4 (3.05%) Web Services
7 4 (3.05%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 55 (41.98%) Fixed Income
2 34 (25.95%) Derivative
3 26 (19.85%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 23 (17.56%) Analytical Skills
5 18 (13.74%) Fintech
6 12 (9.16%) Management Information System
7 11 (8.40%) Computer Science
7 11 (8.40%) Equity Derivative
8 10 (7.63%) Market Risk
8 10 (7.63%) Mathematics
9 7 (5.34%) User Experience
10 5 (3.82%) Data Structures
11 3 (2.29%) Credit Risk
11 3 (2.29%) Video Conferencing
12 2 (1.53%) Algorithms
12 2 (1.53%) Data Centre
12 2 (1.53%) IVR
12 2 (1.53%) PMI
12 2 (1.53%) Statistics
12 2 (1.53%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 30 (22.90%) Unix
2 16 (12.21%) Linux
3 7 (5.34%) Windows
4 3 (2.29%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (39.69%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (29.01%) Asset Management
3 21 (16.03%) Project Management
4 20 (15.27%) Multithreading
5 18 (13.74%) Analytics
5 18 (13.74%) TDD
6 17 (12.98%) Business Analysis
7 15 (11.45%) Service Design
8 14 (10.69%) Risk Management
8 14 (10.69%) User Acceptance Testing
9 13 (9.92%) ETL
10 12 (9.16%) Electronic Trading
10 12 (9.16%) Scrum
11 11 (8.40%) Data Management
12 10 (7.63%) Data Governance
12 10 (7.63%) Low Latency
12 10 (7.63%) Waterfall
13 9 (6.87%) DevOps
13 9 (6.87%) Software Engineering
13 9 (6.87%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 44 (33.59%) SQL
2 35 (26.72%) Java
3 21 (16.03%) C#
4 11 (8.40%) Scala
5 10 (7.63%) Perl
5 10 (7.63%) Shell Script
6 8 (6.11%) JavaScript
7 7 (5.34%) VB
8 6 (4.58%) Haskell
8 6 (4.58%) PowerShell
8 6 (4.58%) Python
9 3 (2.29%) R
10 2 (1.53%) Clojure
11 1 (0.76%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.76%) C++
11 1 (0.76%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.76%) VBA
Qualifications
1 15 (11.45%) Degree
2 3 (2.29%) PMI Certification
3 2 (1.53%) APMP
3 2 (1.53%) CCNA
3 2 (1.53%) CCNP
3 2 (1.53%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (1.53%) PhD
4 1 (0.76%) MBA
4 1 (0.76%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (9.92%) MiFID
2 10 (7.63%) QA
3 2 (1.53%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.76%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 6 (4.58%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.29%) Docker
2 3 (2.29%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 6 (4.58%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.76%) Ansible
2 1 (0.76%) Nagios
2 1 (0.76%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.76%) Puppet
Vendors
1 13 (9.92%) Oracle
2 10 (7.63%) Microsoft
3 8 (6.11%) Bloomberg
3 8 (6.11%) MicroStrategy
3 8 (6.11%) Tableau
4 6 (4.58%) DevExpress
5 5 (3.82%) Murex
5 5 (3.82%) Sybase
6 4 (3.05%) Charles River
6 4 (3.05%) Serena
7 3 (2.29%) Fidessa
7 3 (2.29%) Google
7 3 (2.29%) HP
8 2 (1.53%) Reuters
9 1 (0.76%) Algorithmics
9 1 (0.76%) Atlassian
9 1 (0.76%) Cisco
9 1 (0.76%) IBM
9 1 (0.76%) Polycom
9 1 (0.76%) Sonus
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