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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Equities
Rank 109 104 135
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +31
Contract jobs citing Equities 77 98 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.50% 1.69% 1.03%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.95% 4.41% 2.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 77 55
Average daily rate
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£528 £550 £575
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.09% -4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £445 £485
10% offered a daily rate of more than £640 £650 £830
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £475 £350
% change year-on-year
- +35.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Average hourly rate - £22.50 -
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
1947 2221 2157
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 37.91% 38.29% 37.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 1507 1599 1662
Average daily rate £465 £500 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.10% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £650 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 43 49
Average hourly rate £17.87 £22.50 £21.13
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.60% +6.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £16.00 £13.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.50 £42.50 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.50%

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 27 February 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 27 February 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 76 (46.63%) Finance
2 69 (42.33%) SQL
3 68 (41.72%) Derivative
4 64 (39.26%) Banking
5 63 (38.65%) Front Office
6 49 (30.06%) Fixed Income
7 48 (29.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 43 (26.38%) UNIX
9 40 (24.54%) Investment Banking
10 36 (22.09%) Java
11 32 (19.63%) Agile Software Development
12 31 (19.02%) C++
13 25 (15.34%) Equity Derivative
14 24 (14.72%) VBA
14 24 (14.72%) Linux
15 19 (11.66%) Windows
15 19 (11.66%) Oracle
16 18 (11.04%) C#
17 17 (10.43%) Perl
18 16 (9.82%) FIX Protocol
19 15 (9.20%) .NET
19 15 (9.20%) Electronic Trading
20 14 (8.59%) Back Office
20 14 (8.59%) Risk Management
21 13 (7.98%) Change Management
21 13 (7.98%) SQL Server
21 13 (7.98%) Python
21 13 (7.98%) Asset Management
21 13 (7.98%) Analytical Skills
22 11 (6.75%) Low Latency

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

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 (1.84%) WebSphere
1 3 (1.84%) TIBCO EMS
2 1 (0.61%) Oracle Coherence
2 1 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (0.61%) Node.js
2 1 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (0.61%) IIS
2 1 (0.61%) Tomcat
2 1 (0.61%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.61%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.61%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 8 (4.91%) MS Excel
2 5 (3.07%) MS Office
3 2 (1.23%) MS Project
3 2 (1.23%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.23%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.23%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (3.68%) thinkFolio
1 6 (3.68%) Markit EDM
2 3 (1.84%) ION MarketView
3 2 (1.23%) Summit
4 1 (0.61%) LatentZero
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.84%) Firewall
2 1 (0.61%) FTP
2 1 (0.61%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (7.98%) SQL Server
2 10 (6.13%) Relational Database
3 6 (3.68%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (2.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (2.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (1.84%) Big Data
5 3 (1.84%) QlikView
6 2 (1.23%) Oracle Database
6 2 (1.23%) ObjectStore
6 2 (1.23%) RDBMS
6 2 (1.23%) PowerMart
6 2 (1.23%) Crystal Reports
6 2 (1.23%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.61%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.61%) MS Access
7 1 (0.61%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.61%) Data Mart
7 1 (0.61%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.61%) KDB
7 1 (0.61%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 7 (4.29%) Visual Studio
2 5 (3.07%) Selenium
3 4 (2.45%) QuickTest Pro
3 4 (2.45%) NUnit
4 3 (1.84%) Subversion
4 3 (1.84%) JUnit
4 3 (1.84%) Cucumber
5 2 (1.23%) WebDriver
5 2 (1.23%) Maven
5 2 (1.23%) JIRA
6 1 (0.61%) Ant
6 1 (0.61%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.61%) Rhino Mocks
6 1 (0.61%) ProC
6 1 (0.61%) TestComplete
6 1 (0.61%) JBehave
General
1 76 (46.63%) Finance
2 64 (39.26%) Banking
3 63 (38.65%) Front Office
4 40 (24.54%) Investment Banking
5 14 (8.59%) Back Office
6 3 (1.84%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.61%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.61%) Retail
7 1 (0.61%) Law
7 1 (0.61%) Legal
7 1 (0.61%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 62 (38.04%) Developer
2 58 (35.58%) Analyst
3 28 (17.18%) Support Analyst
4 24 (14.72%) Applications Support
5 20 (12.27%) C++ Developer
6 19 (11.66%) Business Analyst
7 17 (10.43%) Applications Support Analyst
8 13 (7.98%) Java Developer
9 8 (4.91%) C# Developer
10 7 (4.29%) Senior Developer
11 6 (3.68%) VBA Developer
12 5 (3.07%) Senior VBA Developer
13 4 (2.45%) FIX Analyst
13 4 (2.45%) Technical Business Analyst
13 4 (2.45%) Python Developer
13 4 (2.45%) Technical Analyst
13 4 (2.45%) Test Analyst
14 3 (1.84%) Project Manager
14 3 (1.84%) Front Office Developer
14 3 (1.84%) Quantitative Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (9.82%) FIX Protocol
2 15 (9.20%) .NET
3 8 (4.91%) HTML
3 8 (4.91%) HTML5
4 7 (4.29%) WPF
5 5 (3.07%) .NET Framework
5 5 (3.07%) WinForms
6 4 (2.45%) Spring
6 4 (2.45%) Web Services
6 4 (2.45%) XML
6 4 (2.45%) JMS
7 3 (1.84%) WebSphere MQ
7 3 (1.84%) Middleware
7 3 (1.84%) WCF
8 2 (1.23%) Murex MxML
8 2 (1.23%) LINQ
9 1 (0.61%) RESTful
9 1 (0.61%) Boost C++ Libraries
9 1 (0.61%) REST
9 1 (0.61%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 68 (41.72%) Derivative
2 49 (30.06%) Fixed Income
3 48 (29.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 25 (15.34%) Equity Derivative
5 13 (7.98%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (4.29%) Market Risk
6 7 (4.29%) Reference Data
7 5 (3.07%) Mathematics
8 4 (2.45%) SWIFT
9 3 (1.84%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (1.84%) Computer Science
9 3 (1.84%) Graphic Design
9 3 (1.84%) Hedge funds
10 2 (1.23%) Algorithms
10 2 (1.23%) Credit Derivative
10 2 (1.23%) Management Information System
10 2 (1.23%) Equity Risk
11 1 (0.61%) Credit Risk
11 1 (0.61%) User Experience
11 1 (0.61%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 43 (26.38%) UNIX
2 24 (14.72%) Linux
3 19 (11.66%) Windows
4 3 (1.84%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (19.63%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (9.20%) Electronic Trading
3 14 (8.59%) Risk Management
4 13 (7.98%) Change Management
4 13 (7.98%) Asset Management
5 11 (6.75%) Business Analysis
5 11 (6.75%) TDD
5 11 (6.75%) Low Latency
6 10 (6.13%) Data Analysis
7 9 (5.52%) Stakeholder Management
7 9 (5.52%) Multithreading
8 8 (4.91%) Algorithmic Trading
8 8 (4.91%) Data Modelling
8 8 (4.91%) OO
8 8 (4.91%) RAD
9 7 (4.29%) Business Intelligence
9 7 (4.29%) Problem Management
9 7 (4.29%) Investment Management
10 6 (3.68%) Test Automation
10 6 (3.68%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 69 (42.33%) SQL
2 36 (22.09%) Java
3 31 (19.02%) C++
4 24 (14.72%) VBA
5 18 (11.04%) C#
6 17 (10.43%) Perl
7 13 (7.98%) Python
8 7 (4.29%) VBScript
9 6 (3.68%) JavaScript
10 5 (3.07%) Shell Script
11 4 (2.45%) VB
11 4 (2.45%) AWK
11 4 (2.45%) C-shell
12 3 (1.84%) Scala
12 3 (1.84%) XAML
12 3 (1.84%) PL/SQL
13 2 (1.23%) T-SQL
13 2 (1.23%) C
13 2 (1.23%) VB6
14 1 (0.61%) Korn
Qualifications
1 7 (4.29%) Degree
2 2 (1.23%) VCP4
2 2 (1.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (1.23%) ISTQB
3 1 (0.61%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.61%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.61%) ISEB
3 1 (0.61%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.52%) QA
2 1 (0.61%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.61%) EMIR
2 1 (0.61%) Dodd-Frank
2 1 (0.61%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.61%) SLA
2 1 (0.61%) MiFID
System Software
1 1 (0.61%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.61%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (3.68%) Control-M
2 3 (1.84%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.61%) Vagrant
3 1 (0.61%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 19 (11.66%) Oracle
2 7 (4.29%) TIBCO
3 6 (3.68%) Bloomberg
3 6 (3.68%) Sybase
4 5 (3.07%) Charles River
5 4 (2.45%) Reuters
5 4 (2.45%) Murex
6 3 (1.84%) Fidessa
6 3 (1.84%) Microsoft
6 3 (1.84%) Informatica
6 3 (1.84%) SmartStream
6 3 (1.84%) ION Trading
6 3 (1.84%) GoldenSource
7 2 (1.23%) MKS
7 2 (1.23%) webMethods
7 2 (1.23%) IBM
8 1 (0.61%) SunGard
8 1 (0.61%) Business Objects
8 1 (0.61%) Cognos
8 1 (0.61%) HP
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