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 25 July 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
25 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Equities
Rank 106 117 143
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +26
Contract jobs citing Equities 59 97 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.73% 1.64% 1.00%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.31% 4.24% 2.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 88 51
Median daily rate £600 £525 £538
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -2.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £425
10% offered a daily rate of more than £730 £665 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
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
1370 2287 2236
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 40.18% 38.61% 38.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 1107 1833 1615
Median daily rate £465 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.10% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 41 45
Median hourly rate £12.50 £20.00 £20.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.50% -0.92%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £18.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
+19.44% -12.19%

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 25 July 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 25 July 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 92 (58.97%) Finance
2 81 (51.92%) Banking
3 69 (44.23%) Fixed Income
4 61 (39.10%) SQL
5 59 (37.82%) Derivative
6 58 (37.18%) Investment Banking
7 48 (30.77%) Front Office
8 45 (28.85%) Agile Software Development
9 42 (26.92%) Java
10 41 (26.28%) Unix
11 35 (22.44%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 28 (17.95%) Asset Management
13 25 (16.03%) Linux
13 25 (16.03%) Multithreading
13 25 (16.03%) Analytical Skills
14 24 (15.38%) Financial Institution
15 23 (14.74%) C#
16 22 (14.10%) Retail
16 22 (14.10%) .NET
16 22 (14.10%) Oracle
17 20 (12.82%) Shell Script
18 18 (11.54%) SQL Server
18 18 (11.54%) Windows
18 18 (11.54%) Business Analysis
19 17 (10.90%) Project Management
20 16 (10.26%) FIX Protocol
20 16 (10.26%) TDD
20 16 (10.26%) SDLC
20 16 (10.26%) Electronic Trading
21 15 (9.62%) ETL

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 6 (3.85%) Tomcat
2 5 (3.21%) Mule
2 5 (3.21%) WebLogic
3 4 (2.56%) Apache Spark
3 4 (2.56%) MQSeries
3 4 (2.56%) SharePoint
4 3 (1.92%) WebSphere
5 2 (1.28%) Confluence
6 1 (0.64%) IIS
6 1 (0.64%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.64%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 6 (3.85%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.56%) MS Project
3 2 (1.28%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.28%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.64%) InVision
4 1 (0.64%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 3 (1.92%) thinkFolio
2 2 (1.28%) SimCorp Dimension
3 1 (0.64%) Eikon
3 1 (0.64%) Minerva
3 1 (0.64%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.64%) Oracle Internet Expenses
3 1 (0.64%) Sentinel
3 1 (0.64%) SunGard GMI
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.92%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (1.92%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.64%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 1 (0.64%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.56%) PuTTY
2 3 (1.92%) Intranet
3 2 (1.28%) LAN
3 2 (1.28%) SAN
3 2 (1.28%) Unified Communications
3 2 (1.28%) VPN
3 2 (1.28%) WAN
4 1 (0.64%) DNS
4 1 (0.64%) DWDM
4 1 (0.64%) FTP
4 1 (0.64%) Internet
4 1 (0.64%) ISDN
4 1 (0.64%) MPLS
4 1 (0.64%) Network Security
4 1 (0.64%) NGN
4 1 (0.64%) Skype
4 1 (0.64%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.64%) tcpdump
4 1 (0.64%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (11.54%) SQL Server
2 12 (7.69%) Data Warehouse
2 12 (7.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 8 (5.13%) Big Data
3 8 (5.13%) Hadoop
3 8 (5.13%) Relational Database
4 7 (4.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 6 (3.85%) KDB
6 5 (3.21%) BusinessObjects
6 5 (3.21%) MongoDB
6 5 (3.21%) Oracle Database
7 4 (2.56%) Apache Cassandra
7 4 (2.56%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
7 4 (2.56%) BusinessObjects XI
7 4 (2.56%) Crystal Reports
7 4 (2.56%) Oracle Reports
7 4 (2.56%) RDBMS
7 4 (2.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 3 (1.92%) Data Mart
8 3 (1.92%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 12 (7.69%) JIRA
2 6 (3.85%) Selenium
3 5 (3.21%) Cucumber
3 5 (3.21%) EasyMock
3 5 (3.21%) Jenkins
3 5 (3.21%) JMeter
3 5 (3.21%) JUnit
3 5 (3.21%) LoadRunner
3 5 (3.21%) Maven
3 5 (3.21%) Mockito
3 5 (3.21%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (2.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 3 (1.92%) Subversion
5 3 (1.92%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 2 (1.28%) Bower
6 2 (1.28%) Git (software)
7 1 (0.64%) gulp
7 1 (0.64%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (0.64%) Protractor
7 1 (0.64%) SonarQube
General
1 92 (58.97%) Finance
2 81 (51.92%) Banking
3 58 (37.18%) Investment Banking
4 48 (30.77%) Front Office
5 24 (15.38%) Financial Institution
6 22 (14.10%) Retail
7 6 (3.85%) Back Office
7 6 (3.85%) Legal
8 4 (2.56%) Marketing
9 2 (1.28%) Advertising
9 2 (1.28%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 62 (39.74%) Developer
2 57 (36.54%) Analyst
3 26 (16.67%) Business Analyst
4 23 (14.74%) Java Developer
4 23 (14.74%) Senior Developer
5 17 (10.90%) Front Office Developer
6 13 (8.33%) Applications Support
7 12 (7.69%) Banking Analyst
8 11 (7.05%) C# Developer
8 11 (7.05%) Senior Java Developer
9 10 (6.41%) Support Analyst
10 9 (5.77%) Test Analyst
11 7 (4.49%) C# Developer - Investment Banking
11 7 (4.49%) C# WPF Developer
11 7 (4.49%) Consultant
11 7 (4.49%) Senior C# Developer
11 7 (4.49%) Senior WPF Developer
11 7 (4.49%) WPF Developer
12 6 (3.85%) Applications Support Analyst
13 5 (3.21%) Senior Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (14.10%) .NET
2 16 (10.26%) FIX Protocol
3 14 (8.97%) HTML
4 11 (7.05%) XML
5 8 (5.13%) Reactive Extensions
5 8 (5.13%) WebSphere MQ
5 8 (5.13%) WPF
6 7 (4.49%) Task Parallel Library
7 6 (3.85%) AngularJS
7 6 (3.85%) CSS
7 6 (3.85%) HTML5
7 6 (3.85%) REST
7 6 (3.85%) SOAP
8 5 (3.21%) ASP.NET
8 5 (3.21%) Hibernate
8 5 (3.21%) J2EE
8 5 (3.21%) JAXB
8 5 (3.21%) JMS
8 5 (3.21%) JSP
8 5 (3.21%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 69 (44.23%) Fixed Income
2 59 (37.82%) Derivative
3 35 (22.44%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 25 (16.03%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (6.41%) Fintech
6 9 (5.77%) Equity Derivative
7 7 (4.49%) Management Information System
8 6 (3.85%) Market Risk
9 5 (3.21%) Computer Science
9 5 (3.21%) Data Structures
10 4 (2.56%) SWIFT
11 2 (1.28%) Algorithms
11 2 (1.28%) Credit Risk
11 2 (1.28%) Mathematics
11 2 (1.28%) OTC Derivatives
11 2 (1.28%) PMI
11 2 (1.28%) Statistics
11 2 (1.28%) User Experience
11 2 (1.28%) Video Conferencing
12 1 (0.64%) Contract for Difference
Operating Systems
1 41 (26.28%) Unix
2 25 (16.03%) Linux
3 18 (11.54%) Windows
4 7 (4.49%) Windows Server
5 5 (3.21%) Solaris
6 2 (1.28%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (28.85%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (17.95%) Asset Management
3 25 (16.03%) Multithreading
4 18 (11.54%) Business Analysis
5 17 (10.90%) Project Management
6 16 (10.26%) Electronic Trading
6 16 (10.26%) SDLC
6 16 (10.26%) TDD
7 15 (9.62%) ETL
8 14 (8.97%) Analytics
8 14 (8.97%) User Acceptance Testing
9 13 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
9 13 (8.33%) Risk Management
10 11 (7.05%) Low Latency
11 10 (6.41%) ITIL
12 9 (5.77%) Market Making
13 8 (5.13%) Data Analysis
13 8 (5.13%) Stakeholder Management
14 7 (4.49%) Data Modelling
14 7 (4.49%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 61 (39.10%) SQL
2 42 (26.92%) Java
3 23 (14.74%) C#
4 20 (12.82%) Shell Script
5 14 (8.97%) JavaScript
5 14 (8.97%) Perl
6 10 (6.41%) Bash Shell
6 10 (6.41%) Scala
7 8 (5.13%) VB
8 6 (3.85%) PowerShell
8 6 (3.85%) Python
9 5 (3.21%) C++
9 5 (3.21%) PL/SQL
10 4 (2.56%) T-SQL
11 3 (1.92%) Haskell
12 1 (0.64%) MATLAB
12 1 (0.64%) R
12 1 (0.64%) VBA
Qualifications
1 8 (5.13%) Degree
2 3 (1.92%) CCA
2 3 (1.92%) Citrix Certification
2 3 (1.92%) PMI Certification
3 2 (1.28%) APMP
3 2 (1.28%) PhD
4 1 (0.64%) CCNA
4 1 (0.64%) CCNP
4 1 (0.64%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (0.64%) MBA
4 1 (0.64%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (7.05%) QA
2 10 (6.41%) MiFID
3 2 (1.28%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.28%) Dodd-Frank
4 1 (0.64%) Basel III
4 1 (0.64%) COREP
4 1 (0.64%) CRD IV
4 1 (0.64%) EMIR
4 1 (0.64%) FATCA
4 1 (0.64%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 3 (1.92%) XenApp
2 2 (1.28%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.28%) VMware ESX
2 2 (1.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.64%) Docker
3 1 (0.64%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 7 (4.49%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (2.56%) Control-M
3 3 (1.92%) AppDNA
4 1 (0.64%) Ansible
4 1 (0.64%) Nagios
4 1 (0.64%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.64%) Puppet
Vendors
1 22 (14.10%) Oracle
2 15 (9.62%) Microsoft
3 14 (8.97%) Sybase
4 9 (5.77%) Bloomberg
5 7 (4.49%) Fidessa
6 6 (3.85%) DevExpress
7 5 (3.21%) HP
7 5 (3.21%) VMware
8 4 (2.56%) Charles River
8 4 (2.56%) Informatica
8 4 (2.56%) MicroStrategy
8 4 (2.56%) Remedy
8 4 (2.56%) Tableau
9 3 (1.92%) Citrix
9 3 (1.92%) Murex
9 3 (1.92%) Reuters
9 3 (1.92%) Serena
10 2 (1.28%) SimCorp
11 1 (0.64%) Atlassian
11 1 (0.64%) Google
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