The first 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 24 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category for the England region.

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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Equities
Rank 255 260 231
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -29
Contract jobs citing Equities 365 307 429
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.73% 0.71% 0.77%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.81% 2.72% 3.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 296 216 326
Average daily rate £550 £525 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.76% -4.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £650 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £405 £406 £450
% change year-on-year
-0.30% -9.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £22.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £17.00 -
Miscellaneous Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
12994 11272 14000
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 26.14% 26.21% 25.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 8150 6949 8306
Average daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £613
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
-0.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 526 562 695
Average hourly rate £20.00 £22.00 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.42 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.79 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £20.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-7.50% -20.00%
Equities
UK

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 24 April 2014.

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 24 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
London +8 361 £550 +4.76% 55
West Midlands - 1 £600 -
East of England - - - -
South East - - - - 5
Equities
UK

Equities
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, 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.

1 316 (46.75%) Finance
2 298 (44.08%) Banking
3 276 (40.83%) Derivative
4 265 (39.20%) Front Office
5 222 (32.84%) Investment Banking
6 212 (31.36%) Fixed Income
7 188 (27.81%) SQL
8 166 (24.56%) Java
9 157 (23.22%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 127 (18.79%) UNIX
11 96 (14.20%) Project Management
12 81 (11.98%) Oracle
13 73 (10.80%) C#
14 70 (10.36%) Back Office
15 67 (9.91%) SQL Server
16 64 (9.47%) Equity Derivative
17 63 (9.32%) Sybase
17 63 (9.32%) Low Latency
18 60 (8.88%) Electronic Trading
19 59 (8.73%) Business Analysis
19 59 (8.73%) Agile Software Development
20 56 (8.28%) Perl
21 55 (8.14%) OO
22 54 (7.99%) Windows
22 54 (7.99%) Risk Management
23 52 (7.69%) Algorithmic Trading
24 49 (7.25%) Python
25 48 (7.10%) C++
25 48 (7.10%) Fidessa
25 48 (7.10%) Multithreading

Equities
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, 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 10 (1.48%) WebSphere
2 9 (1.33%) Confluence
3 7 (1.04%) SharePoint
4 6 (0.89%) Oracle Coherence
5 5 (0.74%) Tomcat
6 4 (0.59%) GemFire
7 3 (0.44%) TIBCO EMS
8 2 (0.30%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.15%) Lync
9 1 (0.15%) Node.js
9 1 (0.15%) Zope
9 1 (0.15%) Oracle Workflow
9 1 (0.15%) MQSeries
9 1 (0.15%) WebSphere Application Server
9 1 (0.15%) Apache
Applications
1 33 (4.88%) MS Office
1 33 (4.88%) MS Excel
2 11 (1.63%) MS Project
3 10 (1.48%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (0.89%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.74%) Photoshop
6 3 (0.44%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 18 (2.66%) Markit EDM
2 10 (1.48%) Global One
3 6 (0.89%) LatentZero
4 5 (0.74%) Minerva
4 5 (0.74%) Salerio
5 3 (0.44%) RMDS
5 3 (0.44%) Capstone
5 3 (0.44%) Tesseract
6 2 (0.30%) SunGard GMI
6 2 (0.30%) Loanet
6 2 (0.30%) IntelliMatch
7 1 (0.15%) Oracle Cash Management
7 1 (0.15%) Oracle BPM
7 1 (0.15%) Rolfe and Nolan
7 1 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.15%) SimCorp Dimension
7 1 (0.15%) Front Arena
Communications & Networking
1 12 (1.78%) TCP/IP
2 11 (1.63%) Firewall
3 9 (1.33%) VPN
4 6 (0.89%) Intranet
5 3 (0.44%) Multicast
5 3 (0.44%) LAN
5 3 (0.44%) WAN
5 3 (0.44%) HTTP
6 2 (0.30%) Intrusion Detection
6 2 (0.30%) Network Security
6 2 (0.30%) SSL
7 1 (0.15%) LDAP
7 1 (0.15%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (9.91%) SQL Server
2 20 (2.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 20 (2.96%) KDB
3 19 (2.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 17 (2.51%) Oracle Database
4 17 (2.51%) Relational Database
5 12 (1.78%) SQL Server 2008
6 8 (1.18%) MS Access
6 8 (1.18%) Data Warehouse
6 8 (1.18%) DTS
6 8 (1.18%) Data Mining
7 4 (0.59%) DB2
7 4 (0.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 3 (0.44%) Spotfire
8 3 (0.44%) Oracle Database 11g
8 3 (0.44%) MySQL
8 3 (0.44%) Oracle Database 10g
8 3 (0.44%) SQL Server 2000
9 2 (0.30%) RDBMS
9 2 (0.30%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 21 (3.11%) JIRA
2 18 (2.66%) Subversion
3 9 (1.33%) Eclipse
4 8 (1.18%) JUnit
5 7 (1.04%) Maven
6 6 (0.89%) QuickTest Pro
7 5 (0.74%) IntelliJ
7 5 (0.74%) Axure RP
7 5 (0.74%) Team Foundation Server
8 4 (0.59%) Hudson
8 4 (0.59%) TeamCity
8 4 (0.59%) FitNesse
9 3 (0.44%) RequisitePro
9 3 (0.44%) Ant
9 3 (0.44%) Git (software)
10 2 (0.30%) Mockito
10 2 (0.30%) Visual Studio
10 2 (0.30%) Selenium
10 2 (0.30%) NUnit
10 2 (0.30%) CruiseControl
General
1 316 (46.75%) Finance
2 298 (44.08%) Banking
3 265 (39.20%) Front Office
4 222 (32.84%) Investment Banking
5 70 (10.36%) Back Office
6 30 (4.44%) Financial Institution
7 28 (4.14%) Legal
8 27 (3.99%) Retail
9 9 (1.33%) Advertising
10 8 (1.18%) General Ledger
11 7 (1.04%) Telecoms
12 6 (0.89%) Retail Banking
13 4 (0.59%) Private Banking
14 1 (0.15%) German Language
14 1 (0.15%) International Banking
14 1 (0.15%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 266 (39.35%) Analyst
2 217 (32.10%) Developer
3 189 (27.96%) Business Analyst
4 78 (11.54%) Java Developer
5 64 (9.47%) Project Manager
6 31 (4.59%) C# Developer
7 26 (3.85%) Support Analyst
8 25 (3.70%) Senior Analyst
9 19 (2.81%) Consultant
10 18 (2.66%) Test Manager
10 18 (2.66%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
11 17 (2.51%) Test Analyst
11 17 (2.51%) Python Developer
12 16 (2.37%) Senior Developer
13 15 (2.22%) Senior Business Analyst
13 15 (2.22%) Business Manager
13 15 (2.22%) Business Project Manager
14 14 (2.07%) IT Business Analyst
14 14 (2.07%) Banking Business Analyst
15 13 (1.92%) Credit Risk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (6.51%) .NET
2 38 (5.62%) FIX Protocol
3 31 (4.59%) XML
4 28 (4.14%) WPF
5 26 (3.85%) Middleware
6 24 (3.55%) Spring
7 18 (2.66%) HTML
8 15 (2.22%) JMS
8 15 (2.22%) Hibernate
9 14 (2.07%) JSP
10 13 (1.92%) Struts
10 13 (1.92%) WCF
11 11 (1.63%) Web Services
11 11 (1.63%) CSS
12 10 (1.48%) WinForms
13 9 (1.33%) Servlets
13 9 (1.33%) ASP.NET
14 8 (1.18%) Rendezvous
15 7 (1.04%) J2SE
15 7 (1.04%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 276 (40.83%) Derivative
2 212 (31.36%) Fixed Income
3 157 (23.22%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 64 (9.47%) Equity Derivative
5 45 (6.66%) Computer Science
6 28 (4.14%) Credit Risk
7 26 (3.85%) Reference Data
8 21 (3.11%) Hedge funds
9 19 (2.81%) Credit Derivative
10 12 (1.78%) Management Information System
11 11 (1.63%) Market Risk
12 8 (1.18%) Data Integration
13 7 (1.04%) Mathematics
14 5 (0.74%) Blackberry
14 5 (0.74%) SWIFT
14 5 (0.74%) Enterprise Software
15 4 (0.59%) TWAP
15 4 (0.59%) N-Tier
15 4 (0.59%) Grid Computing
15 4 (0.59%) Interest Rate Derivative
Operating Systems
1 127 (18.79%) UNIX
2 54 (7.99%) Windows
3 37 (5.47%) Linux
4 17 (2.51%) Windows 7
5 12 (1.78%) Windows XP
6 5 (0.74%) Solaris
7 2 (0.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.15%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.15%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.15%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 96 (14.20%) Project Management
2 63 (9.32%) Low Latency
3 60 (8.88%) Electronic Trading
4 59 (8.73%) Agile Software Development
4 59 (8.73%) Business Analysis
5 55 (8.14%) OO
6 54 (7.99%) Risk Management
7 52 (7.69%) Algorithmic Trading
8 48 (7.10%) Multithreading
9 45 (6.66%) User Acceptance Testing
9 45 (6.66%) Asset Management
10 42 (6.21%) Stakeholder Management
11 39 (5.77%) TDD
12 33 (4.88%) Workflow
13 29 (4.29%) Migration
14 28 (4.14%) Data Analysis
15 26 (3.85%) Change Management
16 24 (3.55%) Unit Testing
16 24 (3.55%) Investment Management
16 24 (3.55%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 188 (27.81%) SQL
2 166 (24.56%) Java
3 73 (10.80%) C#
4 56 (8.28%) Perl
5 49 (7.25%) Python
6 48 (7.10%) C++
7 25 (3.70%) VBA
8 22 (3.25%) T-SQL
9 19 (2.81%) Shell Script
9 19 (2.81%) Scala
10 10 (1.48%) Tcl
10 10 (1.48%) PL/SQL
10 10 (1.48%) JavaScript
11 8 (1.18%) C
12 7 (1.04%) C-shell
12 7 (1.04%) AWK
13 6 (0.89%) XPath
13 6 (0.89%) VBScript
13 6 (0.89%) VB
14 5 (0.74%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 47 (6.95%) Degree
2 10 (1.48%) ISEB
3 8 (1.18%) CIMA
4 7 (1.04%) ISTQB
5 4 (0.59%) ACCA
6 3 (0.44%) PMI Certification
6 3 (0.44%) Six Sigma Black Belt
7 2 (0.30%) PhD
7 2 (0.30%) CISSP
7 2 (0.30%) CNA
7 2 (0.30%) Novell Certification
7 2 (0.30%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (0.30%) Network+ Certification
7 2 (0.30%) GIAC
7 2 (0.30%) GCIA
7 2 (0.30%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (0.15%) MBA
8 1 (0.15%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.15%) PMP
8 1 (0.15%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (6.95%) EMIR
2 44 (6.51%) QA
3 40 (5.92%) Dodd-Frank
4 13 (1.92%) Basel III
5 8 (1.18%) FATCA
6 7 (1.04%) SLA
6 7 (1.04%) CRD IV
7 6 (0.89%) MiFID
8 4 (0.59%) Basel II
9 2 (0.30%) Data Quality
10 1 (0.15%) GAAP
10 1 (0.15%) Solvency II
System Software
1 9 (1.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.15%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 13 (1.92%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (0.59%) Control-M
3 3 (0.44%) Puppet
4 2 (0.30%) ITRS Geneos
5 1 (0.15%) SCCM
5 1 (0.15%) Data Guard
5 1 (0.15%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.15%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 81 (11.98%) Oracle
2 63 (9.32%) Sybase
3 48 (7.10%) Fidessa
4 42 (6.21%) Bloomberg
5 31 (4.59%) Microsoft
6 19 (2.81%) TIBCO
6 19 (2.81%) Reuters
7 12 (1.78%) ION Trading
7 12 (1.78%) Tradeweb
8 10 (1.48%) thinkFolio
9 8 (1.18%) Actimize
10 7 (1.04%) Thunderhead
10 7 (1.04%) Murex
10 7 (1.04%) Business Objects
10 7 (1.04%) SunGard
11 6 (0.89%) Sophis
12 5 (0.74%) Charles River
12 5 (0.74%) Calypso
12 5 (0.74%) Adobe
12 5 (0.74%) Fiserv
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