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 24 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Equities
Rank 188 144 166
Rank change year-on-year
-44 +22
Contract jobs citing Equities 282 380 327
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.14% 1.50% 1.35%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.23% 3.96% 3.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 220 275 248
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£550 £550 £550
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £700 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £300 £400
% change year-on-year
+29.16% -25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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
8744 9589 9128
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 35.46% 37.84% 37.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 6105 6745 6293
Average daily rate £450 £450 £463
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -2.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.30% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 190 164 224
Average hourly rate £17.00 £19.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.52% -13.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.03 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.75 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-2.77% -14.28%

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 24 October 2014.

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 24 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
City of London -32 84 £525 -8.69% 36
Canary Wharf +2 3 £575 -17.85%
Docklands, London +13 2 - -
Mayfair - - - -
Equities
England

Equities
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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.

1 247 (46.87%) Banking
2 228 (43.26%) Front Office
3 200 (37.95%) Finance
4 180 (34.16%) SQL
5 175 (33.21%) Derivative
6 171 (32.45%) Investment Banking
7 147 (27.89%) UNIX
8 140 (26.57%) Java
9 124 (23.53%) Fixed Income
10 112 (21.25%) C#
11 110 (20.87%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 96 (18.22%) Agile Software Development
13 75 (14.23%) C++
13 75 (14.23%) Oracle
14 70 (13.28%) Low Latency
15 66 (12.52%) Business Analysis
16 61 (11.57%) Multithreading
16 61 (11.57%) Sybase
17 55 (10.44%) Risk Management
18 54 (10.25%) Perl
18 54 (10.25%) Windows
19 53 (10.06%) Fidessa
20 52 (9.87%) Linux
21 51 (9.68%) Python
22 50 (9.49%) Analytical Skills
23 47 (8.92%) Equity Derivative
24 44 (8.35%) Electronic Trading
24 44 (8.35%) OO
25 39 (7.40%) FIX Protocol
25 39 (7.40%) Asset Management

Equities
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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 5 (0.95%) Tomcat
2 3 (0.57%) Apache
2 3 (0.57%) WebSphere
2 3 (0.57%) Confluence
3 2 (0.38%) WebLogic
3 2 (0.38%) SharePoint
3 2 (0.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (0.38%) CMS
4 1 (0.19%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (0.19%) Documentum
4 1 (0.19%) MQSeries
4 1 (0.19%) GemFire
4 1 (0.19%) Adobe CQ
4 1 (0.19%) TIBCO EMS
4 1 (0.19%) Oracle Coherence
4 1 (0.19%) Alfresco
4 1 (0.19%) Liferay
Applications
1 18 (3.42%) MS Office
2 13 (2.47%) MS Excel
3 8 (1.52%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (0.95%) MS Project
5 3 (0.57%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.19%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.19%) LaTeX
Business Applications
1 24 (4.55%) Markit EDM
2 5 (0.95%) Summit
3 4 (0.76%) Salerio
4 2 (0.38%) RMDS
4 2 (0.38%) Eagle PACE
5 1 (0.19%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.19%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.19%) Advent Geneva
Communications & Networking
1 15 (2.85%) TCP/IP
2 7 (1.33%) SSH
3 6 (1.14%) Multicast
4 5 (0.95%) Firewall
4 5 (0.95%) Intranet
5 3 (0.57%) DNS
6 2 (0.38%) LDAP
6 2 (0.38%) HTTP
6 2 (0.38%) Internet
6 2 (0.38%) Intrusion Detection
6 2 (0.38%) Network Security
7 1 (0.19%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (7.21%) SQL Server
1 38 (7.21%) Relational Database
2 16 (3.04%) KDB
3 14 (2.66%) Oracle Database
4 11 (2.09%) Data Warehouse
5 10 (1.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 8 (1.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 5 (0.95%) PowerMart
8 4 (0.76%) RDBMS
8 4 (0.76%) SQL Server 2008
8 4 (0.76%) Big Data
9 3 (0.57%) DTS
9 3 (0.57%) Data Mining
9 3 (0.57%) Oracle Reports
9 3 (0.57%) MS Access
10 2 (0.38%) DB2
10 2 (0.38%) ObjectStore
10 2 (0.38%) MySQL
10 2 (0.38%) HBase
10 2 (0.38%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 23 (4.36%) Subversion
2 18 (3.42%) Visual Studio
3 13 (2.47%) JIRA
4 9 (1.71%) NUnit
5 8 (1.52%) Maven
6 6 (1.14%) Rhino Mocks
7 5 (0.95%) Moq
7 5 (0.95%) VisiBroker
7 5 (0.95%) JUnit
8 4 (0.76%) Eclipse
8 4 (0.76%) QuickTest Pro
8 4 (0.76%) Git (software)
9 3 (0.57%) Grunt
9 3 (0.57%) WinRunner
9 3 (0.57%) Selenium
10 2 (0.38%) LoadRunner
10 2 (0.38%) ProC
10 2 (0.38%) IntelliJ
10 2 (0.38%) Ant
10 2 (0.38%) Cucumber
General
1 247 (46.87%) Banking
2 228 (43.26%) Front Office
3 200 (37.95%) Finance
4 171 (32.45%) Investment Banking
5 35 (6.64%) Financial Institution
6 25 (4.74%) Back Office
7 17 (3.23%) Retail
8 12 (2.28%) Legal
9 3 (0.57%) Publishing
9 3 (0.57%) Telecoms
9 3 (0.57%) French Language
9 3 (0.57%) International Banking
10 2 (0.38%) Billing
11 1 (0.19%) Games
11 1 (0.19%) Law
11 1 (0.19%) Marketing
11 1 (0.19%) Wholesale Banking
11 1 (0.19%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 212 (40.23%) Developer
2 197 (37.38%) Analyst
3 111 (21.06%) Business Analyst
4 72 (13.66%) Java Developer
5 50 (9.49%) Support Analyst
6 43 (8.16%) C# Developer
7 27 (5.12%) Project Manager
8 25 (4.74%) Applications Support
9 20 (3.80%) C++ Developer
10 15 (2.85%) Fidessa Developer
11 14 (2.66%) Applications Support Analyst
11 14 (2.66%) WPF Developer
12 13 (2.47%) Data Analyst
13 12 (2.28%) Python Developer
14 11 (2.09%) Market Risk Business Analyst
14 11 (2.09%) Market Risk Analyst
14 11 (2.09%) Senior Developer
15 10 (1.90%) Test Analyst
15 10 (1.90%) Consultant
16 9 (1.71%) Front Office Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (7.40%) FIX Protocol
2 37 (7.02%) .NET
3 32 (6.07%) WPF
4 25 (4.74%) XML
5 24 (4.55%) WinForms
6 23 (4.36%) HTML
7 19 (3.61%) WCF
8 17 (3.23%) Spring
9 13 (2.47%) HTML5
10 11 (2.09%) CSS
11 10 (1.90%) .NET Framework
12 9 (1.71%) Rendezvous
12 9 (1.71%) Middleware
12 9 (1.71%) Web Services
13 8 (1.52%) JMS
14 7 (1.33%) Hibernate
14 7 (1.33%) Task Parallel Library
15 6 (1.14%) AngularJS
15 6 (1.14%) Boost C++ Libraries
15 6 (1.14%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 175 (33.21%) Derivative
2 124 (23.53%) Fixed Income
3 110 (20.87%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 50 (9.49%) Analytical Skills
5 47 (8.92%) Equity Derivative
6 29 (5.50%) Computer Science
7 27 (5.12%) Credit Risk
8 25 (4.74%) Market Risk
9 24 (4.55%) Management Information System
10 18 (3.42%) Mathematics
11 17 (3.23%) Reference Data
11 17 (3.23%) Hedge funds
12 15 (2.85%) Algorithms
13 13 (2.47%) Tandem
13 13 (2.47%) Credit Derivative
14 10 (1.90%) Data Structures
15 8 (1.52%) N-Tier
16 7 (1.33%) SWIFT
17 5 (0.95%) Inversion of Control
17 5 (0.95%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 147 (27.89%) UNIX
2 54 (10.25%) Windows
3 52 (9.87%) Linux
4 7 (1.33%) Windows 7
5 5 (0.95%) Solaris
6 4 (0.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (0.57%) SUSE
8 2 (0.38%) Android
8 2 (0.38%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.38%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.19%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 96 (18.22%) Agile Software Development
2 70 (13.28%) Low Latency
3 66 (12.52%) Business Analysis
4 61 (11.57%) Multithreading
5 55 (10.44%) Risk Management
6 44 (8.35%) OO
6 44 (8.35%) Electronic Trading
7 39 (7.40%) Data Analysis
7 39 (7.40%) Asset Management
8 38 (7.21%) TDD
8 38 (7.21%) Project Management
9 36 (6.83%) Migration
10 33 (6.26%) Algorithmic Trading
11 31 (5.88%) Analytics
12 27 (5.12%) Investment Management
12 27 (5.12%) User Acceptance Testing
13 21 (3.98%) Data Modelling
14 20 (3.80%) Software Engineering
15 18 (3.42%) Unit Testing
15 18 (3.42%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 180 (34.16%) SQL
2 140 (26.57%) Java
3 112 (21.25%) C#
4 75 (14.23%) C++
5 54 (10.25%) Perl
6 51 (9.68%) Python
7 26 (4.93%) VBA
8 21 (3.98%) JavaScript
9 18 (3.42%) C
10 17 (3.23%) Shell Script
11 14 (2.66%) Tcl
12 13 (2.47%) T-SQL
13 10 (1.90%) PL/SQL
14 9 (1.71%) AWK
14 9 (1.71%) Scala
14 9 (1.71%) C-shell
15 6 (1.14%) Korn
15 6 (1.14%) VB
16 5 (0.95%) Bash Shell
17 4 (0.76%) R
Qualifications
1 38 (7.21%) Degree
2 6 (1.14%) ISEB
3 2 (0.38%) CISSP
3 2 (0.38%) CNA
3 2 (0.38%) Novell Certification
3 2 (0.38%) Network+ Certification
3 2 (0.38%) GIAC
3 2 (0.38%) GCIA
3 2 (0.38%) PhD
3 2 (0.38%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.19%) HNC
4 1 (0.19%) HND
4 1 (0.19%) ISEB Practitioner
4 1 (0.19%) CFA
4 1 (0.19%) PMI Certification
4 1 (0.19%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (3.80%) QA
2 13 (2.47%) EMIR
3 10 (1.90%) Basel III
3 10 (1.90%) Dodd-Frank
4 3 (0.57%) CRD IV
4 3 (0.57%) Basel II
5 2 (0.38%) MiFID
6 1 (0.19%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.19%) Data Quality
System Software
1 6 (1.14%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.57%) NFS
3 2 (0.38%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.19%) XenApp
4 1 (0.19%) XenDesktop
4 1 (0.19%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 1 (0.19%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.19%) Squid
Systems Management
1 8 (1.52%) Control-M
2 6 (1.14%) ITRS Geneos
3 5 (0.95%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (0.57%) Puppet
5 2 (0.38%) Vagrant
5 2 (0.38%) BMC Marimba
6 1 (0.19%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 75 (14.23%) Oracle
2 61 (11.57%) Sybase
3 53 (10.06%) Fidessa
4 20 (3.80%) Reuters
5 16 (3.04%) TIBCO
6 15 (2.85%) Bloomberg
7 13 (2.47%) Microsoft
8 12 (2.28%) Informatica
8 12 (2.28%) Charles River
9 11 (2.09%) thinkFolio
10 8 (1.52%) Perforce
11 6 (1.14%) 29West
12 5 (0.95%) Fiserv
12 5 (0.95%) Typemock
12 5 (0.95%) GoldenSource
12 5 (0.95%) MKS
12 5 (0.95%) Calypso
13 4 (0.76%) SmartStream
13 4 (0.76%) Murex
13 4 (0.76%) Red Hat
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