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 2 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
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Equities
Rank 206 144 149
Rank change year-on-year
-62 +5
Contract jobs citing Equities 239 387 355
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.99% 1.52% 1.36%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.25% 4.74% 4.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 173 300 285
Average daily rate
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£538 £550 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.27% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £648 £689 £675
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £450
% change year-on-year
- -16.66%
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
7354 8166 8231
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 30.36% 32.15% 31.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 4905 5633 5612
Average daily rate £450 £451 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.11% -5.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £638 £625 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 161 172 220
Average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £22.32
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -10.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.04 £13.25 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £47.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.91 £17.69 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+12.54% -39.00%

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 2 September 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 2 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.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
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 -27 65 £499 -9.22% 50
Docklands, London - - - -
Canary Wharf - - - -
Equities
England

Equities
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 2 September 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.

1 249 (45.44%) Banking
2 226 (41.24%) Front Office
3 199 (36.31%) Derivative
4 197 (35.95%) Finance
5 188 (34.31%) Investment Banking
6 165 (30.11%) SQL
7 151 (27.55%) Fixed Income
8 143 (26.09%) UNIX
9 135 (24.64%) Java
10 117 (21.35%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 95 (17.34%) C#
12 75 (13.69%) Oracle
13 61 (11.13%) Low Latency
14 60 (10.95%) Windows
14 60 (10.95%) Business Analysis
15 58 (10.58%) Python
15 58 (10.58%) Fidessa
16 55 (10.04%) Electronic Trading
17 53 (9.67%) C++
17 53 (9.67%) Sybase
18 52 (9.49%) FIX Protocol
19 51 (9.31%) Equity Derivative
19 51 (9.31%) Perl
19 51 (9.31%) OO
20 50 (9.12%) Agile Software Development
21 49 (8.94%) Project Management
22 47 (8.58%) Back Office
23 45 (8.21%) Linux
24 44 (8.03%) Risk Management
25 42 (7.66%) Computer Science

Equities
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 8 (1.46%) SharePoint
2 7 (1.28%) Confluence
3 4 (0.73%) Tomcat
4 3 (0.55%) Apache
5 2 (0.36%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (0.36%) Oracle Workflow
5 2 (0.36%) WebSphere
5 2 (0.36%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.18%) GemFire
6 1 (0.18%) TIBCO EMS
6 1 (0.18%) CMS
6 1 (0.18%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (0.18%) MQSeries
Applications
1 24 (4.38%) MS Office
2 17 (3.10%) MS Excel
3 9 (1.64%) MS PowerPoint
4 7 (1.28%) MS Project
5 5 (0.91%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.18%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.18%) LaTeX
Business Applications
1 26 (4.74%) Markit EDM
2 7 (1.28%) Salerio
3 4 (0.73%) Global One
4 2 (0.36%) Eagle PACE
4 2 (0.36%) SunGard GMI
4 2 (0.36%) RMDS
5 1 (0.18%) Oracle Cash Management
5 1 (0.18%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.18%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.18%) Advent Geneva
5 1 (0.18%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.18%) LatentZero
Communications & Networking
1 21 (3.83%) TCP/IP
2 10 (1.82%) Firewall
3 9 (1.64%) Intranet
4 7 (1.28%) SSH
4 7 (1.28%) VPN
5 6 (1.09%) Multicast
6 2 (0.36%) Internet
6 2 (0.36%) DNS
6 2 (0.36%) LDAP
7 1 (0.18%) HTTP
7 1 (0.18%) Intrusion Detection
7 1 (0.18%) Network Security
7 1 (0.18%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (7.48%) SQL Server
2 28 (5.11%) Relational Database
3 17 (3.10%) Oracle Database
4 15 (2.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 10 (1.82%) KDB
5 10 (1.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 7 (1.28%) SQL Server 2008
7 6 (1.09%) Data Warehouse
7 6 (1.09%) DTS
8 5 (0.91%) MySQL
9 4 (0.73%) MS Access
9 4 (0.73%) Data Mining
10 3 (0.55%) Big Data
11 2 (0.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 1 (0.18%) SQL Server 2012
12 1 (0.18%) Cognos Query Studio
12 1 (0.18%) Cognos Analysis Studio
12 1 (0.18%) Cognos Report Studio
12 1 (0.18%) Cognos Framework Manager
12 1 (0.18%) Cognos Connection
Development Applications
1 21 (3.83%) Subversion
2 16 (2.92%) JIRA
3 6 (1.09%) Git (software)
3 6 (1.09%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (0.91%) Visual Studio
4 5 (0.91%) QuickTest Pro
5 4 (0.73%) Eclipse
6 3 (0.55%) WinRunner
7 2 (0.36%) Grunt
7 2 (0.36%) IntelliJ
7 2 (0.36%) LoadRunner
7 2 (0.36%) FitNesse
8 1 (0.18%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.18%) Selenium
8 1 (0.18%) TortoiseSVN
8 1 (0.18%) StyleCop
8 1 (0.18%) Jenkins
8 1 (0.18%) NUnit
8 1 (0.18%) CruiseControl
8 1 (0.18%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 249 (45.44%) Banking
2 226 (41.24%) Front Office
3 197 (35.95%) Finance
4 188 (34.31%) Investment Banking
5 47 (8.58%) Back Office
6 37 (6.75%) Financial Institution
7 17 (3.10%) Retail
8 13 (2.37%) Legal
9 4 (0.73%) Telecoms
9 4 (0.73%) General Ledger
10 3 (0.55%) French Language
10 3 (0.55%) Publishing
11 2 (0.36%) Billing
11 2 (0.36%) 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
1 210 (38.32%) Analyst
2 192 (35.04%) Developer
3 134 (24.45%) Business Analyst
4 57 (10.40%) Java Developer
5 35 (6.39%) Support Analyst
6 32 (5.84%) Project Manager
7 31 (5.66%) C# Developer
8 25 (4.56%) Fidessa Developer
9 18 (3.28%) Python Developer
10 17 (3.10%) Consultant
11 16 (2.92%) Applications Support
12 14 (2.55%) Test Manager
12 14 (2.55%) Test Analyst
13 13 (2.37%) Senior Analyst
14 12 (2.19%) Data Analyst
15 11 (2.01%) Senior Developer
16 10 (1.82%) Architect
16 10 (1.82%) Senior Business Analyst
17 9 (1.64%) Credit Risk Analyst
17 9 (1.64%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (9.49%) FIX Protocol
2 31 (5.66%) .NET
3 24 (4.38%) WPF
4 18 (3.28%) XML
5 17 (3.10%) WinForms
6 16 (2.92%) HTML
7 15 (2.74%) WCF
8 13 (2.37%) Middleware
9 11 (2.01%) CSS
10 10 (1.82%) Rendezvous
11 9 (1.64%) Spring
11 9 (1.64%) HTML5
12 6 (1.09%) Ext JS
12 6 (1.09%) ASP.NET
13 4 (0.73%) Web Services
13 4 (0.73%) Hibernate
13 4 (0.73%) ASP.NET MVC
14 3 (0.55%) AngularJS
14 3 (0.55%) jQuery
15 2 (0.36%) BlazeDS
Miscellaneous
1 199 (36.31%) Derivative
2 151 (27.55%) Fixed Income
3 117 (21.35%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 51 (9.31%) Equity Derivative
5 42 (7.66%) Computer Science
6 31 (5.66%) Credit Risk
7 21 (3.83%) Management Information System
8 19 (3.47%) Market Risk
9 17 (3.10%) Hedge funds
10 16 (2.92%) Credit Derivative
11 12 (2.19%) Reference Data
12 10 (1.82%) Tandem
13 7 (1.28%) Mathematics
13 7 (1.28%) Enterprise Software
14 6 (1.09%) N-Tier
15 5 (0.91%) SWIFT
15 5 (0.91%) Graphic Design
16 4 (0.73%) Visualisation
16 4 (0.73%) Blackberry
17 3 (0.55%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 143 (26.09%) UNIX
2 60 (10.95%) Windows
3 45 (8.21%) Linux
4 13 (2.37%) Windows 7
5 7 (1.28%) Windows XP
6 4 (0.73%) Solaris
6 4 (0.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (0.55%) SUSE
8 2 (0.36%) Android
8 2 (0.36%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.36%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (11.13%) Low Latency
2 60 (10.95%) Business Analysis
3 55 (10.04%) Electronic Trading
4 51 (9.31%) OO
5 50 (9.12%) Agile Software Development
6 49 (8.94%) Project Management
7 44 (8.03%) Risk Management
8 39 (7.12%) TDD
8 39 (7.12%) Multithreading
9 37 (6.75%) Asset Management
9 37 (6.75%) Data Analysis
10 34 (6.20%) Migration
11 31 (5.66%) Investment Management
12 30 (5.47%) Unit Testing
13 29 (5.29%) Algorithmic Trading
14 28 (5.11%) User Acceptance Testing
15 27 (4.93%) Software Engineering
16 26 (4.74%) Scrum
17 23 (4.20%) BDD
18 22 (4.01%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 165 (30.11%) SQL
2 135 (24.64%) Java
3 95 (17.34%) C#
4 58 (10.58%) Python
5 53 (9.67%) C++
6 51 (9.31%) Perl
7 26 (4.74%) VBA
8 22 (4.01%) C
9 20 (3.65%) Tcl
10 17 (3.10%) Shell Script
11 14 (2.55%) JavaScript
12 13 (2.37%) AWK
12 13 (2.37%) C-shell
13 11 (2.01%) Scala
14 9 (1.64%) VB
14 9 (1.64%) T-SQL
15 7 (1.28%) Ruby
16 6 (1.09%) PL/SQL
17 5 (0.91%) Bash Shell
18 4 (0.73%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 28 (5.11%) Degree
2 6 (1.09%) ISEB
3 5 (0.91%) CIMA
4 4 (0.73%) ISTQB
5 3 (0.55%) PhD
5 3 (0.55%) PMI Certification
6 2 (0.36%) HNC
6 2 (0.36%) HND
6 2 (0.36%) Six Sigma Black Belt
7 1 (0.18%) MBA
7 1 (0.18%) Network+ Certification
7 1 (0.18%) GIAC
7 1 (0.18%) GCIA
7 1 (0.18%) ACCA
7 1 (0.18%) CISSP
7 1 (0.18%) CNA
7 1 (0.18%) Novell Certification
7 1 (0.18%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (5.84%) EMIR
2 27 (4.93%) Dodd-Frank
3 24 (4.38%) QA
4 12 (2.19%) Basel III
5 5 (0.91%) FATCA
6 3 (0.55%) CRD IV
7 2 (0.36%) MiFID
8 1 (0.18%) SLA
8 1 (0.18%) Basel II
8 1 (0.18%) Solvency II
8 1 (0.18%) Data Quality
System Software
1 10 (1.82%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.55%) NFS
3 2 (0.36%) 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 10 (1.82%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (1.28%) ITRS Geneos
3 3 (0.55%) Puppet
4 2 (0.36%) Tivoli
4 2 (0.36%) BMC Marimba
5 1 (0.18%) Control-M
Vendors
1 75 (13.69%) Oracle
2 58 (10.58%) Fidessa
3 53 (9.67%) Sybase
4 21 (3.83%) Microsoft
5 20 (3.65%) Reuters
5 20 (3.65%) Bloomberg
6 12 (2.19%) Charles River
7 11 (2.01%) TIBCO
8 8 (1.46%) Fiserv
9 7 (1.28%) Perforce
10 6 (1.09%) thinkFolio
10 6 (1.09%) Sencha
10 6 (1.09%) 29West
11 5 (0.91%) Informatica
11 5 (0.91%) SunGard
12 4 (0.73%) Business Objects
12 4 (0.73%) Red Hat
12 4 (0.73%) Syncfusion
12 4 (0.73%) ION Trading
13 3 (0.55%) Sophis
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