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 22 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Equities
Rank 353 232 260
Rank change year-on-year
-121 +28
Contract jobs citing Equities 248 415 377
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.49% 0.85% 0.71%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.86% 3.19% 2.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 182 313 305
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£550 £550 £550
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £649 £698 £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 - - -
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UK

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
13318 13007 13591
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 26.13% 26.73% 25.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 8065 8115 8051
Average daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £601
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 577 564 721
Average hourly rate £18.00 £19.50 £25.73
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -24.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.44 £12.34 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.50 £45.00
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 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 22 August 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 22 August 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
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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 -58 247 £550 - 88
Yorkshire - - - - 1
South East - - - - 1
West Midlands - - - -
East of England - - - - 1
Equities
UK

Equities
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 August 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.

1 265 (45.69%) Banking
2 233 (40.17%) Front Office
3 215 (37.07%) Finance
4 213 (36.72%) Derivative
5 198 (34.14%) Investment Banking
6 176 (30.34%) SQL
7 165 (28.45%) Fixed Income
8 147 (25.34%) UNIX
9 144 (24.83%) Java
10 123 (21.21%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 94 (16.21%) C#
12 79 (13.62%) Oracle
13 64 (11.03%) Windows
14 61 (10.52%) Fidessa
14 61 (10.52%) Low Latency
15 59 (10.17%) Perl
15 59 (10.17%) Business Analysis
15 59 (10.17%) Electronic Trading
16 58 (10.00%) Sybase
17 56 (9.66%) Python
17 56 (9.66%) Equity Derivative
18 54 (9.31%) Project Management
19 53 (9.14%) OO
19 53 (9.14%) C++
19 53 (9.14%) FIX Protocol
20 52 (8.97%) Back Office
21 51 (8.79%) Agile Software Development
22 50 (8.62%) Risk Management
23 47 (8.10%) Linux
24 44 (7.59%) SQL Server

Equities
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 8 (1.38%) SharePoint
2 7 (1.21%) Confluence
3 4 (0.69%) Tomcat
4 3 (0.52%) WebSphere
4 3 (0.52%) Apache
5 2 (0.34%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (0.34%) MQSeries
5 2 (0.34%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.17%) TIBCO EMS
6 1 (0.17%) GemFire
6 1 (0.17%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (0.17%) CMS
6 1 (0.17%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 25 (4.31%) MS Office
2 20 (3.45%) MS Excel
3 9 (1.55%) MS PowerPoint
3 9 (1.55%) MS Project
4 5 (0.86%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.17%) LaTeX
5 1 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.17%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 26 (4.48%) Markit EDM
2 8 (1.38%) Global One
3 7 (1.21%) Salerio
4 3 (0.52%) RMDS
5 2 (0.34%) Eagle PACE
5 2 (0.34%) LatentZero
5 2 (0.34%) SunGard GMI
6 1 (0.17%) Oracle Cash Management
6 1 (0.17%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 1 (0.17%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.17%) Advent Geneva
6 1 (0.17%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 21 (3.62%) TCP/IP
2 11 (1.90%) Intranet
3 10 (1.72%) Firewall
4 7 (1.21%) Multicast
4 7 (1.21%) SSH
4 7 (1.21%) VPN
5 3 (0.52%) DNS
6 2 (0.34%) Internet
6 2 (0.34%) HTTP
6 2 (0.34%) LDAP
7 1 (0.17%) Intrusion Detection
7 1 (0.17%) Network Security
7 1 (0.17%) LAN
7 1 (0.17%) WAN
7 1 (0.17%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (7.59%) SQL Server
2 28 (4.83%) Relational Database
3 17 (2.93%) Oracle Database
4 16 (2.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 11 (1.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 10 (1.72%) KDB
7 8 (1.38%) SQL Server 2008
8 7 (1.21%) Data Warehouse
9 6 (1.03%) DTS
10 5 (0.86%) MS Access
10 5 (0.86%) MySQL
11 4 (0.69%) Data Mining
12 3 (0.52%) Big Data
13 2 (0.34%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 2 (0.34%) Oracle Database 11g
14 1 (0.17%) Cognos Query Studio
14 1 (0.17%) Cognos Analysis Studio
14 1 (0.17%) Cognos Report Studio
14 1 (0.17%) Cognos Framework Manager
14 1 (0.17%) Cognos Connection
Development Applications
1 21 (3.62%) Subversion
2 19 (3.28%) JIRA
3 6 (1.03%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (1.03%) Git (software)
4 5 (0.86%) Visual Studio
4 5 (0.86%) QuickTest Pro
5 4 (0.69%) WinRunner
5 4 (0.69%) Eclipse
6 3 (0.52%) JUnit
7 2 (0.34%) LoadRunner
7 2 (0.34%) IntelliJ
7 2 (0.34%) Ant
7 2 (0.34%) Maven
7 2 (0.34%) FitNesse
7 2 (0.34%) Grunt
8 1 (0.17%) Jenkins
8 1 (0.17%) Selenium
8 1 (0.17%) CruiseControl
8 1 (0.17%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.17%) RIATest
General
1 265 (45.69%) Banking
2 233 (40.17%) Front Office
3 215 (37.07%) Finance
4 198 (34.14%) Investment Banking
5 52 (8.97%) Back Office
6 37 (6.38%) Financial Institution
7 19 (3.28%) Retail
8 13 (2.24%) Legal
9 6 (1.03%) Telecoms
10 4 (0.69%) General Ledger
11 3 (0.52%) International Banking
11 3 (0.52%) French Language
11 3 (0.52%) Publishing
12 2 (0.34%) Billing
13 1 (0.17%) Marketing
13 1 (0.17%) Wholesale Banking
13 1 (0.17%) Games
Job Titles
1 221 (38.10%) Analyst
2 198 (34.14%) Developer
3 140 (24.14%) Business Analyst
4 60 (10.34%) Java Developer
5 39 (6.72%) Project Manager
6 32 (5.52%) Support Analyst
7 27 (4.66%) C# Developer
8 25 (4.31%) Fidessa Developer
9 19 (3.28%) Consultant
10 17 (2.93%) Python Developer
10 17 (2.93%) Test Manager
10 17 (2.93%) Senior Analyst
11 16 (2.76%) Test Analyst
12 15 (2.59%) Applications Support
13 12 (2.07%) Data Analyst
14 11 (1.90%) Senior Developer
15 10 (1.72%) Senior Business Analyst
15 10 (1.72%) Architect
15 10 (1.72%) Excel Developer
15 10 (1.72%) Credit Risk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (9.14%) FIX Protocol
2 28 (4.83%) .NET
3 23 (3.97%) WPF
4 19 (3.28%) XML
5 17 (2.93%) HTML
6 16 (2.76%) WinForms
7 14 (2.41%) Middleware
8 12 (2.07%) CSS
8 12 (2.07%) WCF
8 12 (2.07%) Spring
9 10 (1.72%) Rendezvous
9 10 (1.72%) HTML5
10 7 (1.21%) Ext JS
11 6 (1.03%) Hibernate
11 6 (1.03%) ASP.NET
12 4 (0.69%) Web Services
12 4 (0.69%) ASP.NET MVC
13 3 (0.52%) AngularJS
13 3 (0.52%) Apache Flex
13 3 (0.52%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 213 (36.72%) Derivative
2 165 (28.45%) Fixed Income
3 123 (21.21%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 56 (9.66%) Equity Derivative
5 42 (7.24%) Computer Science
6 32 (5.52%) Credit Risk
7 20 (3.45%) Management Information System
8 19 (3.28%) Market Risk
9 17 (2.93%) Hedge funds
9 17 (2.93%) Credit Derivative
10 15 (2.59%) Reference Data
11 9 (1.55%) Tandem
12 8 (1.38%) Enterprise Software
13 7 (1.21%) Blackberry
14 6 (1.03%) N-Tier
14 6 (1.03%) SWIFT
14 6 (1.03%) Mathematics
14 6 (1.03%) Graphic Design
15 4 (0.69%) Visualisation
16 3 (0.52%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 147 (25.34%) UNIX
2 64 (11.03%) Windows
3 47 (8.10%) Linux
4 16 (2.76%) Windows 7
5 11 (1.90%) Windows XP
6 5 (0.86%) Solaris
7 4 (0.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (0.52%) SUSE
9 2 (0.34%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (0.34%) Apple iOS
9 2 (0.34%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (10.52%) Low Latency
2 59 (10.17%) Business Analysis
2 59 (10.17%) Electronic Trading
3 54 (9.31%) Project Management
4 53 (9.14%) OO
5 51 (8.79%) Agile Software Development
6 50 (8.62%) Risk Management
7 39 (6.72%) Asset Management
8 38 (6.55%) TDD
9 37 (6.38%) Data Analysis
10 36 (6.21%) Migration
11 35 (6.03%) Multithreading
12 31 (5.34%) User Acceptance Testing
12 31 (5.34%) Investment Management
13 30 (5.17%) Unit Testing
14 29 (5.00%) Algorithmic Trading
14 29 (5.00%) Stakeholder Management
15 28 (4.83%) Software Engineering
16 27 (4.66%) Scrum
17 23 (3.97%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 176 (30.34%) SQL
2 144 (24.83%) Java
3 94 (16.21%) C#
4 59 (10.17%) Perl
5 56 (9.66%) Python
6 53 (9.14%) C++
7 29 (5.00%) VBA
8 22 (3.79%) Tcl
8 22 (3.79%) C
9 21 (3.62%) Shell Script
10 16 (2.76%) JavaScript
11 13 (2.24%) Scala
11 13 (2.24%) C-shell
11 13 (2.24%) AWK
12 10 (1.72%) VB
13 9 (1.55%) T-SQL
14 7 (1.21%) Ruby
14 7 (1.21%) PL/SQL
15 5 (0.86%) Bash Shell
15 5 (0.86%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 29 (5.00%) Degree
2 7 (1.21%) ISEB
3 5 (0.86%) ISTQB
3 5 (0.86%) CIMA
4 4 (0.69%) PMI Certification
5 3 (0.52%) PhD
6 2 (0.34%) HNC
6 2 (0.34%) HND
6 2 (0.34%) Six Sigma Black Belt
7 1 (0.17%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (0.17%) CISSP
7 1 (0.17%) CNA
7 1 (0.17%) Novell Certification
7 1 (0.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.17%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.17%) PMP
7 1 (0.17%) ACCA
7 1 (0.17%) MBA
7 1 (0.17%) GIAC
7 1 (0.17%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (5.52%) EMIR
2 27 (4.66%) Dodd-Frank
3 26 (4.48%) QA
4 14 (2.41%) Basel III
5 5 (0.86%) FATCA
6 3 (0.52%) CRD IV
7 2 (0.34%) MiFID
8 1 (0.17%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.17%) Solvency II
8 1 (0.17%) SLA
8 1 (0.17%) Basel II
System Software
1 14 (2.41%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.52%) NFS
3 2 (0.34%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.17%) Squid
4 1 (0.17%) XenApp
4 1 (0.17%) XenDesktop
4 1 (0.17%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 1 (0.17%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 11 (1.90%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (1.21%) ITRS Geneos
3 3 (0.52%) Puppet
4 2 (0.34%) Tivoli
4 2 (0.34%) BMC Marimba
5 1 (0.17%) Control-M
Vendors
1 79 (13.62%) Oracle
2 61 (10.52%) Fidessa
3 58 (10.00%) Sybase
4 23 (3.97%) Microsoft
4 23 (3.97%) Bloomberg
5 21 (3.62%) Reuters
6 12 (2.07%) Charles River
7 11 (1.90%) TIBCO
8 8 (1.38%) Sencha
8 8 (1.38%) Fiserv
9 7 (1.21%) thinkFolio
9 7 (1.21%) SunGard
9 7 (1.21%) Perforce
10 6 (1.03%) 29West
11 5 (0.86%) ION Trading
11 5 (0.86%) Business Objects
11 5 (0.86%) Red Hat
12 4 (0.69%) CQG
12 4 (0.69%) Syncfusion
12 4 (0.69%) MarketAxess
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