The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Equities in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Equities over the 3 months to 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Equities
Rank 329 357 245
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -112
Contract jobs citing Equities 314 245 388
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.58% 0.49% 0.81%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.80% 1.48% 2.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 239 180 298
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£550 £544 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.14% -1.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £425
10% offered a daily rate of more than £725 £639 £691
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £375 £388
% change year-on-year
+13.33% -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Equities
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Miscellaneous Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
17426 16598 16008
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 32.31% 32.96% 33.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 11144 10089 9876
Average daily rate £425 £413 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 670 690 652
Average hourly rate £21.00 £19.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.53% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £44.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +14.28%

Equities
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Equities across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

Equities Jobs Demand Trend in England

Equities
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Equities across the England region.

Equities Daily Rate Trend in England

Equities
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Equities across the England region over the 3 months to 31 August 2015.

Equities Daily Rate Histogram in England

Equities
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Equities across the England region.

Equities Hourly Rate Trend in England

Equities
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Equities within the England region over the 3 months to 31 August 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +32 311 £556 +1.13% 83
South West -3 2 - -
Yorkshire - 1 £400 -
Equities
UK

Equities
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England 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.

1 310 (47.62%) Finance
2 294 (45.16%) Banking
3 262 (40.25%) Front Office
4 250 (38.40%) Derivative
5 228 (35.02%) Investment Banking
6 216 (33.18%) SQL
7 212 (32.57%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 210 (32.26%) Fixed Income
9 175 (26.88%) Java
10 137 (21.04%) UNIX
11 114 (17.51%) Analytical Skills
12 110 (16.90%) FIX Protocol
13 107 (16.44%) Linux
14 105 (16.13%) Agile Software Development
15 102 (15.67%) C#
16 100 (15.36%) Low Latency
17 99 (15.21%) Risk Management
18 96 (14.75%) Multithreading
19 90 (13.82%) Business Analysis
20 85 (13.06%) Electronic Trading
21 84 (12.90%) Project Management
22 73 (11.21%) SDLC
23 72 (11.06%) Algorithmic Trading
24 67 (10.29%) Equity Derivative
25 60 (9.22%) SQL Server
26 59 (9.06%) C++
26 59 (9.06%) Asset Management
27 57 (8.76%) Perl
28 55 (8.45%) Sybase
29 53 (8.14%) Back Office

Equities
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 6 (0.92%) WebSphere
1 6 (0.92%) Oracle Coherence
2 5 (0.77%) WebLogic
2 5 (0.77%) SharePoint
3 4 (0.61%) Tomcat
4 3 (0.46%) MQSeries
4 3 (0.46%) Apache
4 3 (0.46%) Node.js
4 3 (0.46%) Oracle Workflow
5 2 (0.31%) SmartSockets
5 2 (0.31%) Apache Spark
5 2 (0.31%) WebSphere Application Server
5 2 (0.31%) JBoss
6 1 (0.15%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 37 (5.68%) MS Excel
2 14 (2.15%) MS Visio
3 11 (1.69%) MS Project
4 6 (0.92%) MS Office
5 4 (0.61%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (0.46%) PowerPivot
7 2 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 25 (3.84%) Markit EDM
2 18 (2.76%) thinkFolio
3 10 (1.54%) LatentZero
4 7 (1.08%) SimCorp Dimension
5 6 (0.92%) ION MarketView
6 5 (0.77%) Eagle PACE
7 4 (0.61%) Tesseract
7 4 (0.61%) Minerva
7 4 (0.61%) Sentinel
7 4 (0.61%) Global One
8 2 (0.31%) SAP CO
8 2 (0.31%) SAP FI
8 2 (0.31%) SAP FI/CO
8 2 (0.31%) Algo Collateral
9 1 (0.15%) PolarLake
9 1 (0.15%) SAP BPC
9 1 (0.15%) RMDS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (2.30%) TCP/IP
2 13 (2.00%) Firewall
3 8 (1.23%) Multicast
4 7 (1.08%) VPN
5 2 (0.31%) DNS
5 2 (0.31%) DMZ
5 2 (0.31%) LDAP
6 1 (0.15%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (9.22%) SQL Server
2 43 (6.61%) Relational Database
3 25 (3.84%) Data Warehouse
4 23 (3.53%) KDB
5 22 (3.38%) RDBMS
6 18 (2.76%) BusinessObjects
7 16 (2.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 15 (2.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 15 (2.30%) SQL Server 2008
9 11 (1.69%) SQL Server 2012
9 11 (1.69%) Oracle Database
10 9 (1.38%) Big Data
10 9 (1.38%) DTS
11 7 (1.08%) Hadoop
12 6 (0.92%) Oracle Database 11g
12 6 (0.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 5 (0.77%) Impala
13 5 (0.77%) Data Mart
14 4 (0.61%) QlikView
14 4 (0.61%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 20 (3.07%) JIRA
2 19 (2.92%) Subversion
3 12 (1.84%) Maven
4 10 (1.54%) Visual Studio
5 9 (1.38%) Eclipse
6 8 (1.23%) Team Foundation Server
7 7 (1.08%) NUnit
8 5 (0.77%) Git (software)
8 5 (0.77%) SpecFlow
9 4 (0.61%) Cucumber
9 4 (0.61%) FitNesse
9 4 (0.61%) JUnit
10 3 (0.46%) TeamCity
10 3 (0.46%) SoapUI
10 3 (0.46%) Rhino Mocks
11 2 (0.31%) Moq
11 2 (0.31%) Gradle
11 2 (0.31%) Jenkins
11 2 (0.31%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 2 (0.31%) TestNG
General
1 310 (47.62%) Finance
2 294 (45.16%) Banking
3 262 (40.25%) Front Office
4 228 (35.02%) Investment Banking
5 53 (8.14%) Back Office
6 23 (3.53%) Retail
7 18 (2.76%) Financial Institution
8 11 (1.69%) General Ledger
9 9 (1.38%) Legal
10 5 (0.77%) Advertising
11 3 (0.46%) Corporate Banking
11 3 (0.46%) French Language
12 2 (0.31%) Private Banking
12 2 (0.31%) Retail Banking
12 2 (0.31%) Telecoms
13 1 (0.15%) Manufacturing
13 1 (0.15%) Games
Job Titles
1 266 (40.86%) Analyst
2 230 (35.33%) Developer
3 161 (24.73%) Business Analyst
4 87 (13.36%) Java Developer
5 51 (7.83%) Applications Support
6 50 (7.68%) Support Analyst
7 47 (7.22%) C# Developer
8 41 (6.30%) Project Manager
9 34 (5.22%) Senior Developer
10 32 (4.92%) C++ Developer
11 29 (4.45%) Applications Support Analyst
12 22 (3.38%) Senior Analyst
13 18 (2.76%) Programmer
13 18 (2.76%) Lead Business Analyst
14 17 (2.61%) Analyst Programmer
15 16 (2.46%) Java Analyst Programmer
15 16 (2.46%) Java Programmer
15 16 (2.46%) Senior Java Developer
16 15 (2.30%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
17 14 (2.15%) IT Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 110 (16.90%) FIX Protocol
2 49 (7.53%) .NET
3 37 (5.68%) Middleware
4 36 (5.53%) XML
5 31 (4.76%) WPF
6 26 (3.99%) WinForms
7 22 (3.38%) Spring
7 22 (3.38%) J2SE
8 16 (2.46%) HTML
9 14 (2.15%) WCF
10 12 (1.84%) JMS
11 11 (1.69%) STL
11 11 (1.69%) Web Services
12 10 (1.54%) Boost C++ Libraries
13 9 (1.38%) FpML
13 9 (1.38%) Rendezvous
14 8 (1.23%) ASP.NET
14 8 (1.23%) Akka
15 7 (1.08%) CSS
15 7 (1.08%) TIBCO EMS
Miscellaneous
1 250 (38.40%) Derivative
2 212 (32.57%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 210 (32.26%) Fixed Income
4 114 (17.51%) Analytical Skills
5 67 (10.29%) Equity Derivative
6 32 (4.92%) Algorithms
7 31 (4.76%) Computer Science
8 23 (3.53%) Contract for Difference
8 23 (3.53%) Hedge funds
9 21 (3.23%) Market Risk
10 17 (2.61%) Reference Data
11 16 (2.46%) N-Tier
12 12 (1.84%) Management Information System
13 11 (1.69%) Credit Risk
13 11 (1.69%) Mathematics
13 11 (1.69%) Data Structures
14 10 (1.54%) PMI
14 10 (1.54%) ASIC
15 9 (1.38%) Credit Derivative
16 8 (1.23%) DTCC
Operating Systems
1 137 (21.04%) UNIX
2 107 (16.44%) Linux
3 33 (5.07%) Windows
4 10 (1.54%) Solaris
5 2 (0.31%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.15%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.15%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 105 (16.13%) Agile Software Development
2 100 (15.36%) Low Latency
3 99 (15.21%) Risk Management
4 96 (14.75%) Multithreading
5 90 (13.82%) Business Analysis
6 85 (13.06%) Electronic Trading
7 84 (12.90%) Project Management
8 73 (11.21%) SDLC
9 72 (11.06%) Algorithmic Trading
10 59 (9.06%) Asset Management
11 49 (7.53%) Stakeholder Management
12 42 (6.45%) OO
13 40 (6.14%) Investment Management
14 37 (5.68%) TDD
15 36 (5.53%) User Acceptance Testing
16 32 (4.92%) Migration
17 24 (3.69%) Data Analysis
18 22 (3.38%) Data Modelling
18 22 (3.38%) Analytics
19 21 (3.23%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 216 (33.18%) SQL
2 175 (26.88%) Java
3 102 (15.67%) C#
4 59 (9.06%) C++
5 57 (8.76%) Perl
6 47 (7.22%) Python
7 35 (5.38%) Shell Script
8 23 (3.53%) JavaScript
9 22 (3.38%) VBA
10 16 (2.46%) Scala
11 11 (1.69%) PowerShell
12 8 (1.23%) PHP
12 8 (1.23%) T-SQL
12 8 (1.23%) Tcl
13 6 (0.92%) C
13 6 (0.92%) VB
14 4 (0.61%) PL/SQL
15 3 (0.46%) MATLAB
15 3 (0.46%) AWK
15 3 (0.46%) F#
Qualifications
1 49 (7.53%) Degree
2 12 (1.84%) ISEB
2 12 (1.84%) PMI Certification
3 6 (0.92%) ISTQB
4 5 (0.77%) PMP
5 3 (0.46%) PhD
5 3 (0.46%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 3 (0.46%) IIBA
5 3 (0.46%) CBAP
6 2 (0.31%) CRISC
6 2 (0.31%) CISA
6 2 (0.31%) CISM
6 2 (0.31%) ISEB Practitioner
6 2 (0.31%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (0.31%) CISSP
7 1 (0.15%) ACCA
7 1 (0.15%) CAPM
7 1 (0.15%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (5.38%) EMIR
2 33 (5.07%) QA
3 31 (4.76%) MiFID
4 24 (3.69%) Dodd-Frank
5 7 (1.08%) COREP
5 7 (1.08%) CRD IV
6 5 (0.77%) Basel III
7 3 (0.46%) Solvency II
7 3 (0.46%) FATCA
7 3 (0.46%) SLA
8 2 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.31%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.15%) Basel II
9 1 (0.15%) AIFMD
9 1 (0.15%) UCITS
System Software
1 6 (0.92%) Active Directory
2 5 (0.77%) HDFS
3 4 (0.61%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 15 (2.30%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (0.92%) Control-M
2 6 (0.92%) Tivoli
3 3 (0.46%) Oozie
3 3 (0.46%) ITRS Geneos
4 2 (0.31%) Netcool
4 2 (0.31%) OpenView
4 2 (0.31%) Unicenter
4 2 (0.31%) CA Wily
5 1 (0.15%) WSUS
5 1 (0.15%) MOM
Vendors
1 55 (8.45%) Sybase
2 51 (7.83%) Oracle
3 40 (6.14%) Fidessa
4 36 (5.53%) Microsoft
5 22 (3.38%) Murex
5 22 (3.38%) TIBCO
6 15 (2.30%) Bloomberg
7 13 (2.00%) HP
7 13 (2.00%) Charles River
8 8 (1.23%) ION Trading
8 8 (1.23%) Citrix
9 7 (1.08%) Reuters
9 7 (1.08%) Informatica
9 7 (1.08%) SimCorp
9 7 (1.08%) Solace
10 6 (0.92%) SAP
11 5 (0.77%) IBM
11 5 (0.77%) Remedy
12 4 (0.61%) Portware
12 4 (0.61%) Perforce
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