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 2 October 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
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Equities
Rank 349 244 259
Rank change year-on-year
-105 +15
Contract jobs citing Equities 261 372 380
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.49% 0.78% 0.73%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.59% 2.46% 2.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 194 281 293
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£546 £550 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.68% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £404 £425 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £700 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £338 £400
% change year-on-year
+18.51% -15.62%
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
16383 15097 16090
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 31.05% 31.80% 31.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 10217 9545 9538
Average daily rate £420 £415 £423
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.20% -1.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £245 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 680 578 804
Average hourly rate £18.38 £18.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.11% -28.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.42 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £43.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -32.69%

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 2 October 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 2 October 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 -49 259 £550 - 82
South East -7 1 £413 -
South West -29 1 £355 +136.66%
West Midlands - - - -
East of England - - - - 2
Yorkshire - - - - 1
Equities
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Equities
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 2 October 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.

1 248 (45.59%) Banking
2 231 (42.46%) Front Office
3 201 (36.95%) Finance
4 184 (33.82%) Derivative
5 179 (32.90%) Investment Banking
6 174 (31.99%) SQL
7 147 (27.02%) UNIX
8 139 (25.55%) Java
9 138 (25.37%) Fixed Income
10 113 (20.77%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 104 (19.12%) C#
12 92 (16.91%) Agile Software Development
13 74 (13.60%) Oracle
14 72 (13.24%) Low Latency
15 67 (12.32%) C++
16 66 (12.13%) Business Analysis
17 59 (10.85%) Sybase
18 58 (10.66%) Python
19 56 (10.29%) Windows
20 55 (10.11%) Fidessa
20 55 (10.11%) Multithreading
21 52 (9.56%) Linux
22 51 (9.38%) OO
22 51 (9.38%) Risk Management
23 49 (9.01%) Equity Derivative
24 47 (8.64%) Perl
25 46 (8.46%) Electronic Trading
25 46 (8.46%) Analytical Skills
26 44 (8.09%) Project Management
27 42 (7.72%) FIX Protocol

Equities
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 2 October 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 6 (1.10%) Confluence
2 5 (0.92%) Tomcat
3 4 (0.74%) SharePoint
4 3 (0.55%) Apache
4 3 (0.55%) WebSphere
5 2 (0.37%) Oracle Workflow
5 2 (0.37%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.18%) Adobe CQ
6 1 (0.18%) GemFire
6 1 (0.18%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.18%) Documentum
6 1 (0.18%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.18%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (0.18%) MQSeries
6 1 (0.18%) CMS
6 1 (0.18%) Alfresco
6 1 (0.18%) Oracle Coherence
6 1 (0.18%) TIBCO EMS
Applications
1 18 (3.31%) MS Office
2 12 (2.21%) MS Excel
3 7 (1.29%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (1.10%) MS Project
5 3 (0.55%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.18%) LaTeX
6 1 (0.18%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 24 (4.41%) Markit EDM
2 5 (0.92%) Salerio
3 2 (0.37%) RMDS
3 2 (0.37%) Eagle PACE
4 1 (0.18%) Oracle Cash Management
4 1 (0.18%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.18%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.18%) Advent Geneva
4 1 (0.18%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 1 (0.18%) LatentZero
Communications & Networking
1 16 (2.94%) TCP/IP
2 7 (1.29%) SSH
3 6 (1.10%) Firewall
3 6 (1.10%) Intranet
3 6 (1.10%) Multicast
4 3 (0.55%) DNS
5 2 (0.37%) Intrusion Detection
5 2 (0.37%) Network Security
5 2 (0.37%) LDAP
5 2 (0.37%) HTTP
5 2 (0.37%) Internet
6 1 (0.18%) BGP
6 1 (0.18%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (6.80%) Relational Database
2 35 (6.43%) SQL Server
3 16 (2.94%) KDB
4 13 (2.39%) Oracle Database
5 12 (2.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 9 (1.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 8 (1.47%) Data Warehouse
8 6 (1.10%) SQL Server 2008
9 5 (0.92%) MS Access
10 4 (0.74%) MySQL
10 4 (0.74%) DTS
10 4 (0.74%) Big Data
11 3 (0.55%) Data Mining
11 3 (0.55%) RDBMS
11 3 (0.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 2 (0.37%) Oracle Database 11g
12 2 (0.37%) DB2
13 1 (0.18%) Cognos Query Studio
13 1 (0.18%) Cognos Analysis Studio
13 1 (0.18%) Cognos Report Studio
Development Applications
1 21 (3.86%) Subversion
2 14 (2.57%) JIRA
3 10 (1.84%) Visual Studio
4 5 (0.92%) NUnit
5 4 (0.74%) Git (software)
5 4 (0.74%) Rhino Mocks
5 4 (0.74%) JUnit
5 4 (0.74%) Eclipse
5 4 (0.74%) QuickTest Pro
6 3 (0.55%) Grunt
6 3 (0.55%) WinRunner
6 3 (0.55%) Moq
6 3 (0.55%) VisiBroker
7 2 (0.37%) Maven
7 2 (0.37%) FitNesse
7 2 (0.37%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (0.37%) TeamCity
7 2 (0.37%) Ant
7 2 (0.37%) IntelliJ
7 2 (0.37%) LoadRunner
General
1 248 (45.59%) Banking
2 231 (42.46%) Front Office
3 201 (36.95%) Finance
4 179 (32.90%) Investment Banking
5 38 (6.99%) Financial Institution
6 34 (6.25%) Back Office
7 19 (3.49%) Retail
8 13 (2.39%) Legal
9 3 (0.55%) Publishing
9 3 (0.55%) French Language
9 3 (0.55%) International Banking
10 2 (0.37%) Billing
10 2 (0.37%) Telecoms
11 1 (0.18%) Law
11 1 (0.18%) Games
11 1 (0.18%) Marketing
11 1 (0.18%) Wholesale Banking
11 1 (0.18%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 209 (38.42%) Analyst
2 204 (37.50%) Developer
3 121 (22.24%) Business Analyst
4 67 (12.32%) Java Developer
5 46 (8.46%) Support Analyst
6 35 (6.43%) Project Manager
6 35 (6.43%) C# Developer
7 22 (4.04%) Applications Support
7 22 (4.04%) Fidessa Developer
8 14 (2.57%) Test Analyst
9 13 (2.39%) Consultant
9 13 (2.39%) Data Analyst
9 13 (2.39%) C++ Developer
9 13 (2.39%) Python Developer
10 12 (2.21%) WPF Developer
11 11 (2.02%) Market Risk Analyst
11 11 (2.02%) Senior Developer
11 11 (2.02%) Applications Support Analyst
11 11 (2.02%) Market Risk Business Analyst
12 9 (1.65%) Scala Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (7.72%) FIX Protocol
2 32 (5.88%) .NET
3 29 (5.33%) WPF
4 21 (3.86%) XML
5 20 (3.68%) WinForms
6 19 (3.49%) HTML
7 16 (2.94%) WCF
8 13 (2.39%) Middleware
8 13 (2.39%) HTML5
8 13 (2.39%) Spring
9 11 (2.02%) CSS
9 11 (2.02%) Rendezvous
10 6 (1.10%) Ext JS
10 6 (1.10%) Boost C++ Libraries
10 6 (1.10%) Web Services
10 6 (1.10%) JMS
11 5 (0.92%) STL
11 5 (0.92%) .NET Framework
12 4 (0.74%) LINQ
12 4 (0.74%) Task Parallel Library
Miscellaneous
1 184 (33.82%) Derivative
2 138 (25.37%) Fixed Income
3 113 (20.77%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 49 (9.01%) Equity Derivative
5 46 (8.46%) Analytical Skills
6 35 (6.43%) Computer Science
7 28 (5.15%) Credit Risk
8 26 (4.78%) Management Information System
9 23 (4.23%) Market Risk
10 22 (4.04%) Algorithms
11 17 (3.13%) Reference Data
12 15 (2.76%) Mathematics
13 14 (2.57%) Tandem
14 13 (2.39%) Hedge funds
14 13 (2.39%) Credit Derivative
15 10 (1.84%) Data Structures
16 8 (1.47%) N-Tier
17 6 (1.10%) User Experience
18 5 (0.92%) Enterprise Software
18 5 (0.92%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 147 (27.02%) UNIX
2 56 (10.29%) Windows
3 52 (9.56%) Linux
4 7 (1.29%) Windows 7
5 5 (0.92%) Solaris
6 4 (0.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (0.55%) Windows XP
7 3 (0.55%) SUSE
8 2 (0.37%) Android
8 2 (0.37%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.37%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 92 (16.91%) Agile Software Development
2 72 (13.24%) Low Latency
3 66 (12.13%) Business Analysis
4 55 (10.11%) Multithreading
5 51 (9.38%) OO
5 51 (9.38%) Risk Management
6 46 (8.46%) Electronic Trading
7 44 (8.09%) Project Management
8 41 (7.54%) Asset Management
9 39 (7.17%) TDD
9 39 (7.17%) Data Analysis
10 36 (6.62%) Migration
11 35 (6.43%) Algorithmic Trading
12 32 (5.88%) Analytics
13 31 (5.70%) Investment Management
14 26 (4.78%) Software Engineering
15 25 (4.60%) User Acceptance Testing
16 24 (4.41%) Scrum
17 23 (4.23%) Stakeholder Management
17 23 (4.23%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 174 (31.99%) SQL
2 139 (25.55%) Java
3 104 (19.12%) C#
4 67 (12.32%) C++
5 58 (10.66%) Python
6 47 (8.64%) Perl
7 25 (4.60%) VBA
8 20 (3.68%) C
9 18 (3.31%) Shell Script
10 17 (3.13%) Tcl
10 17 (3.13%) JavaScript
11 12 (2.21%) T-SQL
12 10 (1.84%) Scala
13 9 (1.65%) AWK
13 9 (1.65%) C-shell
14 7 (1.29%) PL/SQL
14 7 (1.29%) VB
15 5 (0.92%) Bash Shell
16 4 (0.74%) Korn
16 4 (0.74%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 32 (5.88%) Degree
2 7 (1.29%) ISEB
3 3 (0.55%) CIMA
4 2 (0.37%) ISTQB
4 2 (0.37%) GCIA
4 2 (0.37%) GIAC
4 2 (0.37%) Network+ Certification
4 2 (0.37%) PhD
4 2 (0.37%) PMI Certification
4 2 (0.37%) CISSP
4 2 (0.37%) CNA
4 2 (0.37%) Novell Certification
5 1 (0.18%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.18%) HNC
5 1 (0.18%) HND
5 1 (0.18%) Six Sigma Black Belt
5 1 (0.18%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (4.60%) EMIR
2 20 (3.68%) QA
3 19 (3.49%) Dodd-Frank
4 12 (2.21%) Basel III
5 5 (0.92%) CRD IV
6 3 (0.55%) Basel II
7 2 (0.37%) MiFID
8 1 (0.18%) FATCA
8 1 (0.18%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.18%) SLA
8 1 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.18%) Data Quality
System Software
1 6 (1.10%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.55%) NFS
3 2 (0.37%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.18%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.18%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 1 (0.18%) XenApp
4 1 (0.18%) XenDesktop
4 1 (0.18%) Squid
Systems Management
1 8 (1.47%) HP Quality Center
1 8 (1.47%) ITRS Geneos
2 3 (0.55%) Puppet
3 2 (0.37%) BMC Marimba
3 2 (0.37%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.18%) Control-M
Vendors
1 74 (13.60%) Oracle
2 59 (10.85%) Sybase
3 55 (10.11%) Fidessa
4 18 (3.31%) Reuters
5 16 (2.94%) Bloomberg
5 16 (2.94%) TIBCO
6 15 (2.76%) Microsoft
7 13 (2.39%) Charles River
8 9 (1.65%) thinkFolio
9 7 (1.29%) Informatica
9 7 (1.29%) Perforce
9 7 (1.29%) 29West
10 6 (1.10%) Fiserv
11 5 (0.92%) Sencha
12 4 (0.74%) GoldenSource
12 4 (0.74%) Business Objects
12 4 (0.74%) Calypso
12 4 (0.74%) Red Hat
13 3 (0.55%) Hyperion
13 3 (0.55%) SmartStream
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