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 16 September 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Equities
Rank 343 252 266
Rank change year-on-year
-91 +14
Contract jobs citing Equities 249 386 390
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.48% 0.80% 0.72%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.54% 2.54% 2.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 178 296 304
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£525 £550 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.54% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £425 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £700 £675
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £338 £400
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -15.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
16169 15199 16503
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 31.02% 31.48% 30.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 9954 9539 9756
Average daily rate £413 £420 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.78% +1.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £242 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 683 594 814
Average hourly rate £18.50 £18.80 £25.73
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.59% -26.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.42 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.80 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.90 £17.50 £27.82
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -37.08%

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 16 September 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 16 September 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.

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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 -52 248 £525 -4.54% 88
Yorkshire - - - -
South East - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
East of England - - - - 1
Equities
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Equities
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 16 September 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.

1 254 (44.96%) Banking
2 225 (39.82%) Front Office
3 206 (36.46%) Finance
4 199 (35.22%) Derivative
5 186 (32.92%) Investment Banking
6 175 (30.97%) SQL
7 159 (28.14%) UNIX
8 146 (25.84%) Java
9 145 (25.66%) Fixed Income
10 114 (20.18%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 97 (17.17%) C#
12 90 (15.93%) Agile Software Development
13 76 (13.45%) Oracle
14 69 (12.21%) Low Latency
15 65 (11.50%) Business Analysis
16 63 (11.15%) C++
17 62 (10.97%) Windows
18 61 (10.80%) Python
19 60 (10.62%) Fidessa
20 59 (10.44%) Sybase
21 55 (9.73%) Linux
21 55 (9.73%) FIX Protocol
21 55 (9.73%) Electronic Trading
22 54 (9.56%) OO
23 53 (9.38%) Project Management
24 52 (9.20%) Perl
25 51 (9.03%) Equity Derivative
26 50 (8.85%) Risk Management
27 47 (8.32%) Multithreading
28 45 (7.96%) Analytical Skills

Equities
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 (1.42%) SharePoint
1 8 (1.42%) Confluence
2 6 (1.06%) Tomcat
3 4 (0.71%) Apache
4 2 (0.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (0.35%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (0.35%) Oracle Workflow
4 2 (0.35%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.18%) TIBCO EMS
5 1 (0.18%) Oracle Coherence
5 1 (0.18%) Alfresco
5 1 (0.18%) GemFire
5 1 (0.18%) Adobe CQ
5 1 (0.18%) CMS
5 1 (0.18%) Documentum
5 1 (0.18%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (0.18%) MQSeries
Applications
1 22 (3.89%) MS Office
2 14 (2.48%) MS Excel
3 7 (1.24%) MS Project
3 7 (1.24%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (0.71%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.18%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.18%) LaTeX
Business Applications
1 28 (4.96%) Markit EDM
2 7 (1.24%) Salerio
3 2 (0.35%) SunGard GMI
3 2 (0.35%) Eagle PACE
3 2 (0.35%) RMDS
4 1 (0.18%) Oracle Cash Management
4 1 (0.18%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.18%) Global One
4 1 (0.18%) LatentZero
4 1 (0.18%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 1 (0.18%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.18%) Advent Geneva
Communications & Networking
1 22 (3.89%) TCP/IP
2 12 (2.12%) Firewall
3 8 (1.42%) Intranet
4 7 (1.24%) SSH
4 7 (1.24%) VPN
5 6 (1.06%) Multicast
6 3 (0.53%) DNS
7 2 (0.35%) LDAP
7 2 (0.35%) HTTP
7 2 (0.35%) Intrusion Detection
7 2 (0.35%) Network Security
7 2 (0.35%) Internet
8 1 (0.18%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (6.37%) SQL Server
1 36 (6.37%) Relational Database
2 17 (3.01%) Oracle Database
3 16 (2.83%) KDB
4 13 (2.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 8 (1.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 7 (1.24%) Data Warehouse
6 7 (1.24%) SQL Server 2008
7 5 (0.88%) DTS
7 5 (0.88%) MySQL
7 5 (0.88%) MS Access
8 4 (0.71%) Big Data
9 3 (0.53%) Data Mining
9 3 (0.53%) RDBMS
10 2 (0.35%) Oracle Database 11g
10 2 (0.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 2 (0.35%) DB2
11 1 (0.18%) OLAP
11 1 (0.18%) OLTP
11 1 (0.18%) Oracle OLAP
Development Applications
1 21 (3.72%) Subversion
2 17 (3.01%) JIRA
3 7 (1.24%) Visual Studio
4 6 (1.06%) Git (software)
5 5 (0.88%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (0.88%) QuickTest Pro
6 4 (0.71%) Eclipse
7 3 (0.53%) WinRunner
8 2 (0.35%) Grunt
8 2 (0.35%) VisiBroker
8 2 (0.35%) TeamCity
8 2 (0.35%) IntelliJ
8 2 (0.35%) FitNesse
8 2 (0.35%) LoadRunner
8 2 (0.35%) Ant
9 1 (0.18%) JUnit
9 1 (0.18%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 1 (0.18%) NUnit
9 1 (0.18%) CruiseControl
9 1 (0.18%) jMock
General
1 254 (44.96%) Banking
2 225 (39.82%) Front Office
3 206 (36.46%) Finance
4 186 (32.92%) Investment Banking
5 41 (7.26%) Financial Institution
6 37 (6.55%) Back Office
7 19 (3.36%) Retail
8 13 (2.30%) Legal
9 4 (0.71%) General Ledger
10 3 (0.53%) French Language
10 3 (0.53%) Publishing
10 3 (0.53%) Telecoms
11 2 (0.35%) Billing
11 2 (0.35%) International Banking
12 1 (0.18%) Marketing
12 1 (0.18%) Wholesale Banking
12 1 (0.18%) Games
12 1 (0.18%) Law
Job Titles
1 217 (38.41%) Analyst
2 203 (35.93%) Developer
3 129 (22.83%) Business Analyst
4 64 (11.33%) Java Developer
5 41 (7.26%) Support Analyst
6 35 (6.19%) Project Manager
7 29 (5.13%) C# Developer
8 25 (4.42%) Fidessa Developer
9 19 (3.36%) Applications Support
10 16 (2.83%) Python Developer
11 15 (2.65%) Consultant
12 14 (2.48%) Test Analyst
13 13 (2.30%) Data Analyst
14 10 (1.77%) Architect
14 10 (1.77%) Senior Analyst
14 10 (1.77%) Senior Developer
14 10 (1.77%) Scala Developer
15 9 (1.59%) Market Risk Analyst
15 9 (1.59%) Applications Support Analyst
15 9 (1.59%) C++ Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (9.73%) FIX Protocol
2 29 (5.13%) .NET
3 23 (4.07%) WPF
4 21 (3.72%) XML
5 18 (3.19%) WinForms
6 17 (3.01%) HTML
7 15 (2.65%) WCF
8 14 (2.48%) Middleware
9 12 (2.12%) CSS
10 11 (1.95%) Rendezvous
11 10 (1.77%) Spring
12 9 (1.59%) HTML5
13 7 (1.24%) Ext JS
14 6 (1.06%) ASP.NET
15 5 (0.88%) Web Services
15 5 (0.88%) Boost C++ Libraries
16 4 (0.71%) ASP.NET MVC
16 4 (0.71%) jQuery
16 4 (0.71%) Hibernate
16 4 (0.71%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 199 (35.22%) Derivative
2 145 (25.66%) Fixed Income
3 114 (20.18%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 51 (9.03%) Equity Derivative
5 45 (7.96%) Analytical Skills
6 41 (7.26%) Computer Science
7 34 (6.02%) Credit Risk
8 26 (4.60%) Management Information System
9 20 (3.54%) Market Risk
10 17 (3.01%) Reference Data
10 17 (3.01%) Credit Derivative
11 15 (2.65%) Hedge funds
12 13 (2.30%) Tandem
13 10 (1.77%) Mathematics
14 7 (1.24%) Enterprise Software
14 7 (1.24%) N-Tier
15 6 (1.06%) User Experience
16 5 (0.88%) Graphic Design
16 5 (0.88%) Visualisation
17 4 (0.71%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 159 (28.14%) UNIX
2 62 (10.97%) Windows
3 55 (9.73%) Linux
4 10 (1.77%) Windows 7
5 4 (0.71%) Windows XP
5 4 (0.71%) Solaris
5 4 (0.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (0.53%) SUSE
7 2 (0.35%) Android
7 2 (0.35%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.35%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (15.93%) Agile Software Development
2 69 (12.21%) Low Latency
3 65 (11.50%) Business Analysis
4 55 (9.73%) Electronic Trading
5 54 (9.56%) OO
6 53 (9.38%) Project Management
7 50 (8.85%) Risk Management
8 47 (8.32%) Multithreading
9 41 (7.26%) Data Analysis
10 40 (7.08%) TDD
11 36 (6.37%) Asset Management
11 36 (6.37%) Migration
12 34 (6.02%) Algorithmic Trading
13 30 (5.31%) Software Engineering
14 29 (5.13%) Unit Testing
14 29 (5.13%) Investment Management
14 29 (5.13%) Analytics
15 27 (4.78%) User Acceptance Testing
16 26 (4.60%) Scrum
17 22 (3.89%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 175 (30.97%) SQL
2 146 (25.84%) Java
3 97 (17.17%) C#
4 63 (11.15%) C++
5 61 (10.80%) Python
6 52 (9.20%) Perl
7 27 (4.78%) VBA
8 22 (3.89%) C
9 20 (3.54%) Tcl
9 20 (3.54%) Shell Script
10 15 (2.65%) JavaScript
11 13 (2.30%) AWK
11 13 (2.30%) C-shell
12 12 (2.12%) Scala
13 8 (1.42%) T-SQL
14 7 (1.24%) VB
14 7 (1.24%) Ruby
15 6 (1.06%) PL/SQL
16 5 (0.88%) Bash Shell
17 4 (0.71%) R
Qualifications
1 28 (4.96%) Degree
2 7 (1.24%) ISEB
3 4 (0.71%) CIMA
4 3 (0.53%) PhD
4 3 (0.53%) PMI Certification
5 2 (0.35%) HNC
5 2 (0.35%) HND
5 2 (0.35%) CISSP
5 2 (0.35%) CNA
5 2 (0.35%) Novell Certification
5 2 (0.35%) Network+ Certification
5 2 (0.35%) GIAC
5 2 (0.35%) GCIA
5 2 (0.35%) Six Sigma Black Belt
5 2 (0.35%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.18%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (0.18%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (5.13%) EMIR
2 23 (4.07%) Dodd-Frank
2 23 (4.07%) QA
3 14 (2.48%) Basel III
4 4 (0.71%) CRD IV
5 2 (0.35%) Basel II
5 2 (0.35%) FATCA
6 1 (0.18%) SLA
6 1 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.18%) Solvency II
6 1 (0.18%) Data Quality
System Software
1 7 (1.24%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.53%) NFS
3 2 (0.35%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.18%) XenApp
4 1 (0.18%) XenDesktop
4 1 (0.18%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 1 (0.18%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.18%) Squid
Systems Management
1 11 (1.95%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (1.42%) ITRS Geneos
3 3 (0.53%) Puppet
4 2 (0.35%) Tivoli
4 2 (0.35%) BMC Marimba
5 1 (0.18%) Control-M
Vendors
1 76 (13.45%) Oracle
2 60 (10.62%) Fidessa
3 59 (10.44%) Sybase
4 20 (3.54%) Reuters
5 19 (3.36%) Bloomberg
6 18 (3.19%) Microsoft
7 13 (2.30%) TIBCO
8 12 (2.12%) Charles River
9 8 (1.42%) Fiserv
10 7 (1.24%) 29West
10 7 (1.24%) Informatica
10 7 (1.24%) Perforce
11 6 (1.06%) Sencha
11 6 (1.06%) thinkFolio
12 4 (0.71%) GoldenSource
12 4 (0.71%) Red Hat
13 3 (0.53%) Sophis
13 3 (0.53%) ION Trading
13 3 (0.53%) Murex
13 3 (0.53%) Calypso
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