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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Equities
Rank 134 94 92
Rank change year-on-year
-40 -2
Contract jobs citing Equities 64 149 161
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.11% 2.02% 2.02%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.71% 6.21% 6.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 122 131
Average daily rate
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£499 £550 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.36% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £416 £425
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £699 £688
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £400 £450
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -11.11%
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
1723 2400 2540
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 29.79% 32.58% 31.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 1208 1746 1929
Average daily rate £475 £500 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 60 55
Average hourly rate £17.68 £19.75 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.46% +1.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £14.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.05 £46.00 £32.63
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -39.65%

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 20 August 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 20 August 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 72 (43.64%) Banking
2 65 (39.39%) Derivative
3 64 (38.79%) Finance
4 60 (36.36%) SQL
5 54 (32.73%) Front Office
6 51 (30.91%) Investment Banking
7 42 (25.45%) Fixed Income
8 41 (24.85%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 41 (24.85%) UNIX
9 25 (15.15%) Java
10 22 (13.33%) Project Management
11 18 (10.91%) Back Office
11 18 (10.91%) FIX Protocol
12 16 (9.70%) Equity Derivative
12 16 (9.70%) Business Analysis
13 15 (9.09%) Electronic Trading
13 15 (9.09%) Perl
13 15 (9.09%) Oracle
13 15 (9.09%) SQL Server
14 14 (8.48%) C#
14 14 (8.48%) Windows
15 13 (7.88%) Risk Management
15 13 (7.88%) Asset Management
16 12 (7.27%) Algorithmic Trading
16 12 (7.27%) Markit EDM
17 11 (6.67%) Low Latency
17 11 (6.67%) Data Analysis
17 11 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
17 11 (6.67%) OO
17 11 (6.67%) Sybase

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

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 1 (0.61%) Apache
1 1 (0.61%) Tomcat
1 1 (0.61%) GemFire
Applications
1 8 (4.85%) MS Office
2 4 (2.42%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.21%) MS Project
3 2 (1.21%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.61%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 12 (7.27%) Markit EDM
2 6 (3.64%) Global One
3 2 (1.21%) Salerio
4 1 (0.61%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 1 (0.61%) Advent Geneva
4 1 (0.61%) LatentZero
4 1 (0.61%) Minerva
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.42%) TCP/IP
1 4 (2.42%) Firewall
2 3 (1.82%) VPN
3 2 (1.21%) SSH
4 1 (0.61%) Multicast
4 1 (0.61%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 7 (4.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 7 (4.24%) Relational Database
3 6 (3.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (3.03%) DTS
5 4 (2.42%) KDB
6 3 (1.82%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (1.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.61%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.61%) Cognos Query Studio
8 1 (0.61%) Cognos Analysis Studio
8 1 (0.61%) Cognos Report Studio
8 1 (0.61%) Cognos Framework Manager
8 1 (0.61%) Cognos Connection
8 1 (0.61%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.61%) Oracle OLAP
8 1 (0.61%) DB2
8 1 (0.61%) OLAP
8 1 (0.61%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 5 (3.03%) JIRA
2 4 (2.42%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (1.21%) Visual Studio
3 2 (1.21%) Eclipse
4 1 (0.61%) WinRunner
4 1 (0.61%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (0.61%) Subversion
4 1 (0.61%) Maven
4 1 (0.61%) Ant
4 1 (0.61%) Selenium
4 1 (0.61%) FitNesse
General
1 72 (43.64%) Banking
2 64 (38.79%) Finance
3 54 (32.73%) Front Office
4 51 (30.91%) Investment Banking
5 18 (10.91%) Back Office
6 7 (4.24%) Legal
6 7 (4.24%) Financial Institution
7 3 (1.82%) Retail
8 1 (0.61%) Billing
8 1 (0.61%) Publishing
8 1 (0.61%) Games
8 1 (0.61%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 64 (38.79%) Analyst
2 50 (30.30%) Developer
3 45 (27.27%) Business Analyst
4 13 (7.88%) Java Developer
5 11 (6.67%) Project Manager
5 11 (6.67%) Test Manager
6 9 (5.45%) Support Analyst
7 8 (4.85%) Test Analyst
7 8 (4.85%) Senior Analyst
8 7 (4.24%) Applications Support Analyst
8 7 (4.24%) Applications Support
8 7 (4.24%) Senior Developer
9 6 (3.64%) Senior Business Analyst
10 5 (3.03%) Python Developer
10 5 (3.03%) Credit Risk Analyst
11 4 (2.42%) Fidessa Developer
11 4 (2.42%) Market Analyst
11 4 (2.42%) Equity Derivatives Business Analyst
12 3 (1.82%) Market Data Engineer
12 3 (1.82%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (10.91%) FIX Protocol
2 8 (4.85%) .NET
3 6 (3.64%) WPF
4 5 (3.03%) WCF
4 5 (3.03%) Hibernate
4 5 (3.03%) Spring
5 4 (2.42%) WinForms
5 4 (2.42%) XML
6 3 (1.82%) ASP.NET
7 2 (1.21%) RabbitMQ
7 2 (1.21%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1 (0.61%) SciPy
8 1 (0.61%) NumPy
8 1 (0.61%) Matplotlib
8 1 (0.61%) Apache Commons
8 1 (0.61%) Pandas
8 1 (0.61%) LINQ
8 1 (0.61%) Boost C++ Libraries
8 1 (0.61%) JDBC
8 1 (0.61%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 65 (39.39%) Derivative
2 42 (25.45%) Fixed Income
3 41 (24.85%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 16 (9.70%) Equity Derivative
5 7 (4.24%) Credit Risk
6 5 (3.03%) Reference Data
7 4 (2.42%) Computer Science
8 3 (1.82%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (1.82%) Market Risk
8 3 (1.82%) Visualisation
9 2 (1.21%) Grid Computing
10 1 (0.61%) Exotic Derivative
10 1 (0.61%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.61%) Statistics
10 1 (0.61%) Mathematics
10 1 (0.61%) Interest Rate Derivative
10 1 (0.61%) CUDA
10 1 (0.61%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 41 (24.85%) UNIX
2 14 (8.48%) Windows
3 10 (6.06%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (13.33%) Project Management
2 16 (9.70%) Business Analysis
3 15 (9.09%) Electronic Trading
4 13 (7.88%) Asset Management
4 13 (7.88%) Risk Management
5 12 (7.27%) Algorithmic Trading
6 11 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
6 11 (6.67%) OO
6 11 (6.67%) Data Analysis
6 11 (6.67%) Low Latency
7 10 (6.06%) Migration
8 9 (5.45%) User Acceptance Testing
8 9 (5.45%) Investment Management
8 9 (5.45%) Multithreading
9 8 (4.85%) Data Management
9 8 (4.85%) ETL
10 7 (4.24%) Agile Software Development
10 7 (4.24%) TDD
11 6 (3.64%) Stress Testing
12 5 (3.03%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 60 (36.36%) SQL
2 25 (15.15%) Java
3 15 (9.09%) Perl
4 14 (8.48%) C#
5 10 (6.06%) Python
6 9 (5.45%) C++
7 7 (4.24%) VBA
8 6 (3.64%) AWK
8 6 (3.64%) T-SQL
8 6 (3.64%) C-shell
9 3 (1.82%) Korn
10 2 (1.21%) C
10 2 (1.21%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.61%) JavaScript
11 1 (0.61%) Tcl
11 1 (0.61%) MATLAB
11 1 (0.61%) XPath
11 1 (0.61%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 5 (3.03%) Degree
2 4 (2.42%) ISTQB
3 2 (1.21%) ISEB
4 1 (0.61%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (0.61%) PMP
4 1 (0.61%) PMI Certification
4 1 (0.61%) ACCA
4 1 (0.61%) CIMA
4 1 (0.61%) MBA
4 1 (0.61%) HNC
4 1 (0.61%) HND
4 1 (0.61%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.64%) QA
2 5 (3.03%) EMIR
3 4 (2.42%) Dodd-Frank
4 2 (1.21%) CRD IV
4 2 (1.21%) Basel III
4 2 (1.21%) FATCA
5 1 (0.61%) SLA
5 1 (0.61%) MiFID
System Software
1 2 (1.21%) Active Directory
1 2 (1.21%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (1.21%) BMC Marimba
2 1 (0.61%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 15 (9.09%) Oracle
2 11 (6.67%) Sybase
3 7 (4.24%) Fidessa
3 7 (4.24%) Charles River
4 6 (3.64%) Microsoft
5 5 (3.03%) Reuters
5 5 (3.03%) Bloomberg
5 5 (3.03%) thinkFolio
6 4 (2.42%) MarketAxess
6 4 (2.42%) SunGard
6 4 (2.42%) Business Objects
7 3 (1.82%) Informatica
7 3 (1.82%) Trayport
7 3 (1.82%) Fiserv
8 2 (1.21%) Thunderhead
8 2 (1.21%) VMware
8 2 (1.21%) Calypso
8 2 (1.21%) Syncfusion
8 2 (1.21%) Remedy
8 2 (1.21%) Citrix
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