The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Equities in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Equities over the 3 months to 6 May 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Equities
Rank 123 145 150
Rank change year-on-year
+22 +5
Contract jobs citing Equities 398 342 305
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.77% 1.49% 1.43%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 5.06% 3.97% 3.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 298 282 210
Average daily rate
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£575 £550 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.54% +4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £425 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £700 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 £400 £406
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £22.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £17.00
Equities
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the London region.

Miscellaneous Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
7859 8604 8265
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 34.95% 37.42% 38.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 5382 6100 5709
Average daily rate £475 £450 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 128 146 167
Average hourly rate £17.87 £21.00 £25.70
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.92% -18.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.04 £15.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.50 £41.00 £54.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £22.66
% change year-on-year
-11.11% -0.70%

Equities
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

Equities Jobs Demand Trend in London

Equities
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Equities Daily Rate Trend in London

Equities
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Equities across the London region over the 3 months to 6 May 2015.

Equities Daily Rate Histogram in London

Equities
Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Equities Hourly Rate Trend in London

Equities
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Equities within the London region over the 3 months to 6 May 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
City of London +2 83 £525 -4.54% 39
Canary Wharf +2 8 £500 -4.76%
Equities
England

Equities
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London 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.

1 300 (43.80%) Finance
2 270 (39.42%) Banking
3 268 (39.12%) Front Office
4 260 (37.96%) Derivative
5 217 (31.68%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 206 (30.07%) Fixed Income
7 203 (29.64%) SQL
8 194 (28.32%) Java
9 187 (27.30%) Investment Banking
10 139 (20.29%) UNIX
11 112 (16.35%) Agile Software Development
12 104 (15.18%) FIX Protocol
13 100 (14.60%) Multithreading
13 100 (14.60%) Low Latency
14 96 (14.01%) C#
15 89 (12.99%) Linux
15 89 (12.99%) Project Management
16 88 (12.85%) Analytical Skills
17 82 (11.97%) Equity Derivative
18 81 (11.82%) C++
19 72 (10.51%) Business Analysis
19 72 (10.51%) Asset Management
20 70 (10.22%) Electronic Trading
21 68 (9.93%) SQL Server
21 68 (9.93%) Risk Management
22 63 (9.20%) Back Office
23 61 (8.91%) Algorithmic Trading
24 56 (8.18%) Perl
25 51 (7.45%) Sybase
26 50 (7.30%) VBA

Equities
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 11 (1.61%) WebSphere
2 8 (1.17%) Oracle Workflow
3 6 (0.88%) WebLogic
4 5 (0.73%) Tomcat
4 5 (0.73%) Apache Spark
5 4 (0.58%) Apache
6 3 (0.44%) SharePoint
6 3 (0.44%) MS Project Server
6 3 (0.44%) Oracle Coherence
7 2 (0.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (0.29%) Node.js
7 2 (0.29%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (0.15%) IIS
8 1 (0.15%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.15%) SmartSockets
8 1 (0.15%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.15%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.15%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 39 (5.69%) MS Excel
2 15 (2.19%) MS Project
3 14 (2.04%) MS Office
4 12 (1.75%) MS Visio
5 6 (0.88%) MS PowerPoint
6 4 (0.58%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.44%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 36 (5.26%) Markit EDM
2 20 (2.92%) thinkFolio
3 14 (2.04%) ION MarketView
3 14 (2.04%) LatentZero
4 7 (1.02%) SimCorp Dimension
5 4 (0.58%) Eagle PACE
5 4 (0.58%) Tesseract
5 4 (0.58%) Minerva
5 4 (0.58%) Sentinel
6 3 (0.44%) Global One
6 3 (0.44%) IntelliMatch
7 1 (0.15%) Algo Collateral
7 1 (0.15%) SAP FSCM
7 1 (0.15%) FINCAD Analytics
7 1 (0.15%) SAP CO
7 1 (0.15%) SAP FI
7 1 (0.15%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.15%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 15 (2.19%) Firewall
2 14 (2.04%) TCP/IP
3 7 (1.02%) VPN
3 7 (1.02%) Multicast
4 3 (0.44%) FTP
4 3 (0.44%) HTTP
5 2 (0.29%) DMZ
5 2 (0.29%) Intranet
5 2 (0.29%) LDAP
6 1 (0.15%) Internet
6 1 (0.15%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (9.93%) SQL Server
2 36 (5.26%) KDB
3 26 (3.80%) Data Warehouse
4 19 (2.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 16 (2.34%) Relational Database
6 15 (2.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 13 (1.90%) SQL Server 2008
8 12 (1.75%) Hadoop
8 12 (1.75%) Big Data
8 12 (1.75%) Oracle Database
9 9 (1.31%) SQL Server 2012
9 9 (1.31%) Oracle Database 11g
9 9 (1.31%) DTS
10 8 (1.17%) QlikView
10 8 (1.17%) Pentaho
11 7 (1.02%) Apache Hive
11 7 (1.02%) DB2
11 7 (1.02%) RDBMS
12 6 (0.88%) BusinessObjects XI
13 5 (0.73%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 24 (3.50%) Subversion
2 15 (2.19%) JIRA
3 13 (1.90%) Eclipse
4 12 (1.75%) Maven
5 10 (1.46%) Visual Studio
6 7 (1.02%) NUnit
6 7 (1.02%) Selenium
7 5 (0.73%) TeamCity
7 5 (0.73%) Git (software)
7 5 (0.73%) QuickTest Pro
7 5 (0.73%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
7 5 (0.73%) Cucumber
8 4 (0.58%) SpecFlow
8 4 (0.58%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (0.44%) CruiseControl
9 3 (0.44%) ClearCase
9 3 (0.44%) WebDriver
9 3 (0.44%) Rhino Mocks
10 2 (0.29%) Mercurial
10 2 (0.29%) SoapUI
General
1 300 (43.80%) Finance
2 270 (39.42%) Banking
3 268 (39.12%) Front Office
4 187 (27.30%) Investment Banking
5 63 (9.20%) Back Office
6 25 (3.65%) Financial Institution
7 22 (3.21%) Retail
8 7 (1.02%) General Ledger
9 6 (0.88%) Legal
9 6 (0.88%) French Language
10 3 (0.44%) Marketing
11 2 (0.29%) Billing
11 2 (0.29%) Advertising
11 2 (0.29%) Telecoms
12 1 (0.15%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.15%) Corporate Banking
12 1 (0.15%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 302 (44.09%) Developer
2 243 (35.47%) Analyst
3 138 (20.15%) Business Analyst
4 128 (18.69%) Java Developer
5 51 (7.45%) Support Analyst
6 50 (7.30%) Senior Developer
7 43 (6.28%) Applications Support
7 43 (6.28%) Project Manager
8 42 (6.13%) C++ Developer
9 37 (5.40%) C# Developer
10 29 (4.23%) Applications Support Analyst
11 27 (3.94%) Senior Java Developer
12 17 (2.48%) Excel Developer
12 17 (2.48%) .NET Developer
12 17 (2.48%) Senior Analyst
13 16 (2.34%) VBA Developer
14 15 (2.19%) Banking Business Analyst
14 15 (2.19%) Data Analyst
14 15 (2.19%) FIX Analyst
15 13 (1.90%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 104 (15.18%) FIX Protocol
2 48 (7.01%) .NET
3 33 (4.82%) Middleware
4 32 (4.67%) WPF
5 30 (4.38%) Spring
6 29 (4.23%) XML
7 22 (3.21%) HTML
8 21 (3.07%) WinForms
9 15 (2.19%) ASP.NET
9 15 (2.19%) JMS
9 15 (2.19%) Spring Integration
10 14 (2.04%) WCF
11 11 (1.61%) HTML5
12 10 (1.46%) Hibernate
12 10 (1.46%) J2SE
12 10 (1.46%) Rendezvous
12 10 (1.46%) STL
12 10 (1.46%) CSS
13 9 (1.31%) JNI
13 9 (1.31%) Boost C++ Libraries
Miscellaneous
1 260 (37.96%) Derivative
2 217 (31.68%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 206 (30.07%) Fixed Income
4 88 (12.85%) Analytical Skills
5 82 (11.97%) Equity Derivative
6 25 (3.65%) Algorithms
7 24 (3.50%) Hedge funds
7 24 (3.50%) Computer Science
8 19 (2.77%) Reference Data
9 16 (2.34%) Management Information System
10 15 (2.19%) N-Tier
10 15 (2.19%) Contract for Difference
11 13 (1.90%) Market Risk
11 13 (1.90%) Credit Derivative
12 10 (1.46%) SWIFT
13 9 (1.31%) Data Structures
13 9 (1.31%) Credit Risk
14 7 (1.02%) Mathematics
14 7 (1.02%) ASIC
15 5 (0.73%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 139 (20.29%) UNIX
2 89 (12.99%) Linux
3 32 (4.67%) Windows
4 5 (0.73%) Solaris
5 1 (0.15%) Android
5 1 (0.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.15%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.15%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 112 (16.35%) Agile Software Development
2 100 (14.60%) Multithreading
2 100 (14.60%) Low Latency
3 89 (12.99%) Project Management
4 72 (10.51%) Asset Management
4 72 (10.51%) Business Analysis
5 70 (10.22%) Electronic Trading
6 68 (9.93%) Risk Management
7 61 (8.91%) Algorithmic Trading
8 46 (6.72%) OO
9 38 (5.55%) TDD
10 37 (5.40%) Stakeholder Management
11 36 (5.26%) Investment Management
12 35 (5.11%) Data Modelling
12 35 (5.11%) Data Analysis
13 32 (4.67%) Migration
14 31 (4.53%) Change Management
15 30 (4.38%) Data Management
16 27 (3.94%) User Acceptance Testing
16 27 (3.94%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 203 (29.64%) SQL
2 194 (28.32%) Java
3 96 (14.01%) C#
4 81 (11.82%) C++
5 56 (8.18%) Perl
6 50 (7.30%) VBA
7 42 (6.13%) Python
7 42 (6.13%) Shell Script
8 29 (4.23%) JavaScript
9 22 (3.21%) Scala
10 14 (2.04%) PL/SQL
11 12 (1.75%) VB
12 11 (1.61%) T-SQL
13 10 (1.46%) C
14 9 (1.31%) VBScript
15 7 (1.02%) Tcl
15 7 (1.02%) AWK
15 7 (1.02%) PowerShell
16 4 (0.58%) Korn
16 4 (0.58%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 39 (5.69%) Degree
2 10 (1.46%) ISEB
3 7 (1.02%) ISTQB
4 6 (0.88%) PMI Certification
5 4 (0.58%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 2 (0.29%) ISEB Practitioner
6 2 (0.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.15%) CAPM
7 1 (0.15%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.15%) Security Cleared
7 1 (0.15%) IIBA
7 1 (0.15%) Postgraduate
7 1 (0.15%) ACCA
7 1 (0.15%) CIMA
7 1 (0.15%) Sun Certification
7 1 (0.15%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (4.23%) QA
2 22 (3.21%) EMIR
3 15 (2.19%) Dodd-Frank
4 12 (1.75%) MiFID
5 11 (1.61%) FATCA
6 4 (0.58%) Data Quality
7 3 (0.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.29%) COREP
9 1 (0.15%) AIFMD
9 1 (0.15%) UCITS
9 1 (0.15%) SLA
9 1 (0.15%) Basel III
9 1 (0.15%) CRD IV
System Software
1 7 (1.02%) Apache Flume
2 4 (0.58%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.44%) HDFS
4 1 (0.15%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 12 (1.75%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (0.73%) Control-M
3 3 (0.44%) ITRS Geneos
4 2 (0.29%) CA Wily
4 2 (0.29%) Oozie
5 1 (0.15%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.15%) OpenView
5 1 (0.15%) Unicenter
5 1 (0.15%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.15%) Netcool
Vendors
1 51 (7.45%) Sybase
2 49 (7.15%) Oracle
3 32 (4.67%) Microsoft
3 32 (4.67%) Fidessa
4 24 (3.50%) TIBCO
5 17 (2.48%) Bloomberg
6 15 (2.19%) Charles River
7 14 (2.04%) ION Trading
8 8 (1.17%) Informatica
8 8 (1.17%) Business Objects
9 7 (1.02%) Murex
9 7 (1.02%) Reuters
9 7 (1.02%) Portware
9 7 (1.02%) SimCorp
9 7 (1.02%) Tableau
10 6 (0.88%) Greenplum
10 6 (0.88%) Sophis
10 6 (0.88%) SAP
11 5 (0.73%) Cognos
11 5 (0.73%) Citrix
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Rate: £550.00 - £650.00 per day
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Rate: £575 - £625 per day
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Rate: Up to £550 per day
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Rate: £700 - £800 per day
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Rate: £550 - £650 per day
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Hays IT - Uk Posting account
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