The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Equities in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Equities over the 3 months to 1 September 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Equities
Rank 333 370 261
Rank change year-on-year
+37 -109
Contract jobs citing Equities 344 265 399
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.58% 0.47% 0.76%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.81% 1.45% 2.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 261 190 304
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£550 £538 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.32% -2.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £375 £405
10% offered a daily rate of more than £725 £626 £688
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £375 £388
% change year-on-year
+13.33% -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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

Miscellaneous Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
18982 18289 17300
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 31.97% 32.33% 32.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 11940 10984 10453
Average daily rate £425 £400 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £615 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 732 754 713
Average hourly rate £21.15 £19.50 £18.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.43% +3.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.42 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.60 £45.00 £42.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.32 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.61% +14.28%

Equities
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Equities Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Equities
Daily Rate Trend

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

Equities Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Equities
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Equities within the UK over the 3 months to 1 September 2015.

Equities Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Equities
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Equities Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Equities
Top 18 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Equities within the UK over the 3 months to 1 September 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
England +29 317 £550 - 83
London +25 314 £550 - 80
City of London +23 86 £525 +5.00% 43
Scotland -2 17 £525 +40.00% 4
Edinburgh -10 10 £538 +43.33% 4
Belfast +11 7 £175 -53.33%
County Antrim +11 7 £175 -53.33%
Northern Ireland +10 7 £175 -53.33%
Glasgow -1 3 £338 -10.00%
Canary Wharf - 3 £525 -
South West -4 2 - -
Stirling - 2 - -
Somerset - 2 - -
Street - 2 - -
Docklands, London -6 1 £500 - 1
Yorkshire - 1 £400 -
Leeds - 1 £400 -
West Yorkshire - 1 £400 -

Equities
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

1 347 (49.93%) Finance
2 311 (44.75%) Banking
3 280 (40.29%) Derivative
4 266 (38.27%) Front Office
5 240 (34.53%) SQL
5 240 (34.53%) Investment Banking
6 231 (33.24%) Fixed Income
7 227 (32.66%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 182 (26.19%) Java
9 138 (19.86%) UNIX
10 120 (17.27%) Analytical Skills
11 118 (16.98%) Linux
12 117 (16.83%) FIX Protocol
13 115 (16.55%) Agile Software Development
14 107 (15.40%) C#
15 103 (14.82%) Risk Management
16 101 (14.53%) Low Latency
17 95 (13.67%) Multithreading
18 93 (13.38%) Business Analysis
19 88 (12.66%) Project Management
20 84 (12.09%) Electronic Trading
21 80 (11.51%) SDLC
22 73 (10.50%) Algorithmic Trading
23 71 (10.22%) SQL Server
24 69 (9.93%) Equity Derivative
25 68 (9.78%) Perl
26 63 (9.06%) Asset Management
27 61 (8.78%) C++
28 57 (8.20%) Sybase
29 56 (8.06%) Oracle

Equities
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 (0.86%) WebSphere
1 6 (0.86%) Oracle Coherence
2 5 (0.72%) WebLogic
2 5 (0.72%) SharePoint
3 4 (0.58%) Tomcat
4 3 (0.43%) MQSeries
4 3 (0.43%) Apache
4 3 (0.43%) Node.js
4 3 (0.43%) Oracle Workflow
5 2 (0.29%) SmartSockets
5 2 (0.29%) Apache Spark
5 2 (0.29%) WebSphere Application Server
5 2 (0.29%) JBoss
6 1 (0.14%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 43 (6.19%) MS Excel
2 14 (2.01%) MS Visio
3 11 (1.58%) MS Project
4 8 (1.15%) MS Office
5 5 (0.72%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (0.43%) PowerPivot
7 2 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 32 (4.60%) Markit EDM
2 19 (2.73%) thinkFolio
3 11 (1.58%) LatentZero
4 8 (1.15%) SimCorp Dimension
5 5 (0.72%) Eagle PACE
5 5 (0.72%) ION MarketView
6 4 (0.58%) Tesseract
6 4 (0.58%) Minerva
6 4 (0.58%) Sentinel
6 4 (0.58%) Global One
7 2 (0.29%) SAP CO
7 2 (0.29%) SAP FI
7 2 (0.29%) SAP FI/CO
7 2 (0.29%) Algo Collateral
8 1 (0.14%) PolarLake
8 1 (0.14%) SAP BPC
8 1 (0.14%) RMDS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (2.16%) TCP/IP
2 13 (1.87%) Firewall
3 8 (1.15%) Multicast
4 7 (1.01%) VPN
5 2 (0.29%) DNS
5 2 (0.29%) DMZ
5 2 (0.29%) LDAP
6 1 (0.14%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 71 (10.22%) SQL Server
2 44 (6.33%) Relational Database
3 27 (3.88%) Data Warehouse
4 26 (3.74%) KDB
5 24 (3.45%) RDBMS
6 23 (3.31%) BusinessObjects
6 23 (3.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 22 (3.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 16 (2.30%) DTS
9 15 (2.16%) SQL Server 2008
10 11 (1.58%) SQL Server 2012
11 10 (1.44%) Oracle Database
12 9 (1.29%) Big Data
13 7 (1.01%) Hadoop
13 7 (1.01%) QlikView
14 6 (0.86%) Data Mining
14 6 (0.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 5 (0.72%) Impala
15 5 (0.72%) Data Mart
15 5 (0.72%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 24 (3.45%) JIRA
2 20 (2.88%) Subversion
3 12 (1.73%) Maven
4 10 (1.44%) Visual Studio
5 9 (1.29%) Eclipse
6 8 (1.15%) NUnit
6 8 (1.15%) Team Foundation Server
7 6 (0.86%) JUnit
8 5 (0.72%) Git (software)
8 5 (0.72%) SpecFlow
9 4 (0.58%) TeamCity
9 4 (0.58%) Cucumber
9 4 (0.58%) FitNesse
10 3 (0.43%) SoapUI
10 3 (0.43%) Rhino Mocks
11 2 (0.29%) Gradle
11 2 (0.29%) Jenkins
11 2 (0.29%) Moq
11 2 (0.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 2 (0.29%) TestNG
General
1 347 (49.93%) Finance
2 311 (44.75%) Banking
3 266 (38.27%) Front Office
4 240 (34.53%) Investment Banking
5 55 (7.91%) Back Office
6 23 (3.31%) Retail
7 18 (2.59%) Financial Institution
8 12 (1.73%) General Ledger
9 11 (1.58%) Legal
10 6 (0.86%) Advertising
11 4 (0.58%) Corporate Banking
12 3 (0.43%) French Language
12 3 (0.43%) Telecoms
13 2 (0.29%) Private Banking
13 2 (0.29%) Retail Banking
14 1 (0.14%) Manufacturing
14 1 (0.14%) Games
Job Titles
1 294 (42.30%) Analyst
2 240 (34.53%) Developer
3 178 (25.61%) Business Analyst
4 89 (12.81%) Java Developer
5 54 (7.77%) Support Analyst
6 53 (7.63%) Applications Support
7 50 (7.19%) C# Developer
8 41 (5.90%) Project Manager
9 34 (4.89%) Senior Developer
10 30 (4.32%) Applications Support Analyst
11 29 (4.17%) C++ Developer
12 25 (3.60%) Senior Analyst
13 18 (2.59%) Data Analyst
13 18 (2.59%) Programmer
13 18 (2.59%) Lead Business Analyst
14 17 (2.45%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
14 17 (2.45%) Senior Business Analyst
14 17 (2.45%) Analyst Programmer
15 16 (2.30%) Java Analyst Programmer
15 16 (2.30%) Java Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 117 (16.83%) FIX Protocol
2 49 (7.05%) .NET
3 37 (5.32%) XML
4 36 (5.18%) Middleware
5 33 (4.75%) WPF
6 26 (3.74%) WinForms
7 24 (3.45%) Spring
7 24 (3.45%) J2SE
8 15 (2.16%) HTML
9 14 (2.01%) JMS
9 14 (2.01%) WCF
10 11 (1.58%) STL
10 11 (1.58%) Web Services
11 10 (1.44%) FpML
11 10 (1.44%) Boost C++ Libraries
12 9 (1.29%) Rendezvous
13 8 (1.15%) Akka
14 7 (1.01%) Ultra Messaging
14 7 (1.01%) TIBCO EMS
14 7 (1.01%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 280 (40.29%) Derivative
2 231 (33.24%) Fixed Income
3 227 (32.66%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 120 (17.27%) Analytical Skills
5 69 (9.93%) Equity Derivative
6 35 (5.04%) Algorithms
7 32 (4.60%) Computer Science
8 24 (3.45%) Contract for Difference
8 24 (3.45%) Hedge funds
9 23 (3.31%) Reference Data
10 22 (3.17%) Market Risk
11 16 (2.30%) N-Tier
12 14 (2.01%) Management Information System
13 11 (1.58%) Credit Risk
13 11 (1.58%) Mathematics
13 11 (1.58%) Data Structures
14 10 (1.44%) PMI
14 10 (1.44%) ASIC
15 9 (1.29%) Credit Derivative
16 8 (1.15%) DTCC
Operating Systems
1 138 (19.86%) UNIX
2 118 (16.98%) Linux
3 36 (5.18%) Windows
4 14 (2.01%) Solaris
5 4 (0.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (0.29%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.14%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.14%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 115 (16.55%) Agile Software Development
2 103 (14.82%) Risk Management
3 101 (14.53%) Low Latency
4 95 (13.67%) Multithreading
5 93 (13.38%) Business Analysis
6 88 (12.66%) Project Management
7 84 (12.09%) Electronic Trading
8 80 (11.51%) SDLC
9 73 (10.50%) Algorithmic Trading
10 63 (9.06%) Asset Management
11 53 (7.63%) Investment Management
12 51 (7.34%) Stakeholder Management
13 47 (6.76%) OO
14 42 (6.04%) User Acceptance Testing
15 38 (5.47%) TDD
16 32 (4.60%) Migration
17 28 (4.03%) Data Analysis
18 26 (3.74%) Analytics
19 24 (3.45%) Data Modelling
20 23 (3.31%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 240 (34.53%) SQL
2 182 (26.19%) Java
3 107 (15.40%) C#
4 68 (9.78%) Perl
5 61 (8.78%) C++
6 52 (7.48%) Python
7 38 (5.47%) Shell Script
8 22 (3.17%) JavaScript
8 22 (3.17%) VBA
9 17 (2.45%) Scala
10 15 (2.16%) T-SQL
11 11 (1.58%) PowerShell
12 8 (1.15%) PHP
12 8 (1.15%) Tcl
13 6 (0.86%) C
13 6 (0.86%) VB
13 6 (0.86%) MATLAB
14 4 (0.58%) PL/SQL
15 3 (0.43%) AWK
15 3 (0.43%) F#
Qualifications
1 54 (7.77%) Degree
2 13 (1.87%) ISEB
3 12 (1.73%) PMI Certification
4 7 (1.01%) ISTQB
5 5 (0.72%) PMP
6 4 (0.58%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 3 (0.43%) PhD
7 3 (0.43%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 3 (0.43%) IIBA
7 3 (0.43%) CBAP
8 2 (0.29%) CRISC
8 2 (0.29%) CISA
8 2 (0.29%) CISM
8 2 (0.29%) ISEB Practitioner
8 2 (0.29%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (0.29%) CISSP
9 1 (0.14%) ACCA
9 1 (0.14%) CAPM
9 1 (0.14%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (5.76%) QA
2 37 (5.32%) EMIR
3 32 (4.60%) MiFID
4 25 (3.60%) Dodd-Frank
5 8 (1.15%) COREP
5 8 (1.15%) CRD IV
6 6 (0.86%) Basel III
7 3 (0.43%) Solvency II
7 3 (0.43%) FATCA
7 3 (0.43%) SLA
8 2 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.29%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.14%) Basel II
9 1 (0.14%) AIFMD
9 1 (0.14%) UCITS
System Software
1 6 (0.86%) Active Directory
2 5 (0.72%) HDFS
3 4 (0.58%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 15 (2.16%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (0.86%) Control-M
2 6 (0.86%) Tivoli
3 3 (0.43%) Oozie
3 3 (0.43%) ITRS Geneos
4 2 (0.29%) Netcool
4 2 (0.29%) OpenView
4 2 (0.29%) Unicenter
4 2 (0.29%) CA Wily
5 1 (0.14%) WSUS
5 1 (0.14%) MOM
Vendors
1 57 (8.20%) Sybase
2 56 (8.06%) Oracle
3 41 (5.90%) Fidessa
4 40 (5.76%) Microsoft
5 22 (3.17%) Murex
5 22 (3.17%) TIBCO
6 16 (2.30%) Bloomberg
6 16 (2.30%) Charles River
7 13 (1.87%) HP
8 8 (1.15%) Reuters
8 8 (1.15%) Citrix
8 8 (1.15%) SimCorp
8 8 (1.15%) Solace
9 7 (1.01%) ION Trading
9 7 (1.01%) Informatica
10 6 (0.86%) SAP
11 5 (0.72%) IBM
11 5 (0.72%) Remedy
12 4 (0.58%) Perforce
12 4 (0.58%) Portware
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