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 28 November 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
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Equities
Rank 315 260 309
Rank change year-on-year
-55 +49
Contract jobs citing Equities 332 385 285
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.58% 0.74% 0.56%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.91% 2.36% 1.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 249 275 219
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£543 £550 £544
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.36% +1.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £400 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £640 £700 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £415 £450 £400
% change year-on-year
-7.77% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Average hourly rate £105.00 £23.75 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+342.10% -
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
17390 16344 15219
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.15% 31.57% 29.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 11141 10201 8877
Average daily rate £410 £400 £408
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.61% -1.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £234 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 680 680 844
Average hourly rate £17.00 £20.50 £20.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.07% +1.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.48 £19.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-10.35% -2.50%

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 28 November 2014.

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 28 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 28 November 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
England -79 306 £550 - 67
London -25 298 £550 - 64
City of London -24 88 £550 -4.34% 28
Northern Ireland +3 15 £400 +28.00%
County Antrim +2 15 £400 +28.00%
Belfast +2 15 £400 +28.00%
Scotland -7 8 £563 +12.50% 3
Docklands, London +16 2 - - 2
Edinburgh -13 2 £563 +12.50% 2
Glasgow - 2 - - 1
Berkshire - 1 £413 -
South East - 1 £413 - 3
South West - 1 £418 -
West Midlands - - - -
Woking - - - - 2
Mayfair - - - -
Cheshire - - - -
Devon - - - -
North Yorkshire - - - -
Surrey - - - - 3
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
Midlands - - - -
North West - - - -
Leeds - - - -
Exeter - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Catterick Garrison - - - -

Equities
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, 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.

1 274 (46.36%) Banking
2 255 (43.15%) Finance
3 254 (42.98%) Front Office
4 219 (37.06%) SQL
5 211 (35.70%) Derivative
6 175 (29.61%) Investment Banking
7 156 (26.40%) Java
8 143 (24.20%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 140 (23.69%) Fixed Income
10 137 (23.18%) UNIX
11 112 (18.95%) Agile Software Development
12 110 (18.61%) C#
13 80 (13.54%) Oracle
14 76 (12.86%) C++
15 73 (12.35%) FIX Protocol
15 73 (12.35%) Multithreading
16 72 (12.18%) Business Analysis
17 71 (12.01%) Linux
18 67 (11.34%) Analytical Skills
19 66 (11.17%) Low Latency
20 63 (10.66%) Risk Management
21 57 (9.64%) SQL Server
22 53 (8.97%) Sybase
22 53 (8.97%) Perl
22 53 (8.97%) Asset Management
23 50 (8.46%) Degree
24 49 (8.29%) Equity Derivative
24 49 (8.29%) Project Management
25 48 (8.12%) .NET
26 46 (7.78%) VBA

Equities
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, 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 16 (2.71%) WebSphere
2 14 (2.37%) WebLogic
3 6 (1.02%) Tomcat
4 5 (0.85%) TIBCO EMS
5 4 (0.68%) Oracle Coherence
6 3 (0.51%) GemFire
6 3 (0.51%) Apache
7 2 (0.34%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (0.34%) Node.js
8 1 (0.17%) Adobe CQ
8 1 (0.17%) MS Project Server
8 1 (0.17%) Liferay
8 1 (0.17%) Confluence
8 1 (0.17%) Alfresco
8 1 (0.17%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.17%) Documentum
8 1 (0.17%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.17%) MQSeries
8 1 (0.17%) CMS
8 1 (0.17%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 22 (3.72%) MS Excel
2 17 (2.88%) MS Office
3 10 (1.69%) MS PowerPoint
4 8 (1.35%) MS Project
5 4 (0.68%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.17%) LaTeX
Business Applications
1 27 (4.57%) Markit EDM
2 5 (0.85%) Summit
3 4 (0.68%) Salerio
3 4 (0.68%) LatentZero
4 2 (0.34%) Global One
4 2 (0.34%) Eagle PACE
4 2 (0.34%) RMDS
5 1 (0.17%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.17%) SAP FSCM
5 1 (0.17%) Advent Geneva
5 1 (0.17%) Findur
Communications & Networking
1 12 (2.03%) TCP/IP
2 8 (1.35%) Firewall
3 7 (1.18%) SSH
4 5 (0.85%) Multicast
5 4 (0.68%) Intranet
6 3 (0.51%) Internet
6 3 (0.51%) DNS
7 2 (0.34%) LDAP
7 2 (0.34%) HTTP
7 2 (0.34%) Network Security
7 2 (0.34%) tcpdump
7 2 (0.34%) Intrusion Detection
8 1 (0.17%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (9.64%) SQL Server
2 32 (5.41%) Relational Database
3 28 (4.74%) KDB
4 19 (3.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 18 (3.05%) Oracle Database
6 17 (2.88%) Data Warehouse
7 14 (2.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 8 (1.35%) MS Access
8 8 (1.35%) RDBMS
9 6 (1.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 6 (1.02%) Big Data
10 5 (0.85%) Hadoop
10 5 (0.85%) SQL Server 2008
10 5 (0.85%) DTS
10 5 (0.85%) Oracle Reports
10 5 (0.85%) PowerMart
11 4 (0.68%) Data Mining
12 3 (0.51%) HBase
13 2 (0.34%) Crystal Reports
13 2 (0.34%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 22 (3.72%) Visual Studio
2 20 (3.38%) Subversion
3 15 (2.54%) JIRA
4 13 (2.20%) NUnit
5 11 (1.86%) Maven
6 7 (1.18%) Rhino Mocks
7 6 (1.02%) Moq
7 6 (1.02%) Cucumber
8 5 (0.85%) VisiBroker
8 5 (0.85%) JUnit
9 4 (0.68%) Eclipse
9 4 (0.68%) QuickTest Pro
9 4 (0.68%) TeamCity
9 4 (0.68%) Git (software)
9 4 (0.68%) Selenium
9 4 (0.68%) Grunt
10 3 (0.51%) CruiseControl
10 3 (0.51%) Hudson
10 3 (0.51%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
10 3 (0.51%) WinRunner
General
1 274 (46.36%) Banking
2 255 (43.15%) Finance
3 254 (42.98%) Front Office
4 175 (29.61%) Investment Banking
5 34 (5.75%) Back Office
6 33 (5.58%) Financial Institution
7 19 (3.21%) Retail
8 15 (2.54%) Legal
9 5 (0.85%) Telecoms
10 3 (0.51%) Billing
10 3 (0.51%) International Banking
10 3 (0.51%) French Language
11 2 (0.34%) Corporate Banking
12 1 (0.17%) Wholesale Banking
12 1 (0.17%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.17%) Games
12 1 (0.17%) Advertising
12 1 (0.17%) Publishing
12 1 (0.17%) Law
Job Titles
1 254 (42.98%) Developer
2 214 (36.21%) Analyst
3 121 (20.47%) Business Analyst
4 88 (14.89%) Java Developer
5 51 (8.63%) Support Analyst
6 49 (8.29%) C# Developer
7 35 (5.92%) Applications Support
8 29 (4.91%) C++ Developer
9 25 (4.23%) Project Manager
10 19 (3.21%) Senior Developer
10 19 (3.21%) Applications Support Analyst
11 18 (3.05%) WPF Developer
12 14 (2.37%) Senior Java Developer
13 13 (2.20%) Data Analyst
14 11 (1.86%) VBA Developer
14 11 (1.86%) Market Risk Business Analyst
14 11 (1.86%) Front Office Developer
14 11 (1.86%) Market Risk Analyst
15 10 (1.69%) Test Analyst
15 10 (1.69%) Excel Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 73 (12.35%) FIX Protocol
2 48 (8.12%) .NET
3 35 (5.92%) XML
3 35 (5.92%) WPF
4 34 (5.75%) HTML
5 27 (4.57%) WinForms
6 24 (4.06%) Spring
7 19 (3.21%) FpML
8 18 (3.05%) HTML5
8 18 (3.05%) WCF
9 17 (2.88%) Middleware
10 15 (2.54%) Java EE
11 13 (2.20%) Web Services
11 13 (2.20%) Hibernate
12 11 (1.86%) .NET Framework
12 11 (1.86%) CSS
13 10 (1.69%) AngularJS
14 9 (1.52%) REST
14 9 (1.52%) Rendezvous
14 9 (1.52%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 211 (35.70%) Derivative
2 143 (24.20%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 140 (23.69%) Fixed Income
4 67 (11.34%) Analytical Skills
5 49 (8.29%) Equity Derivative
6 28 (4.74%) Market Risk
7 26 (4.40%) Credit Risk
8 23 (3.89%) Reference Data
9 20 (3.38%) Mathematics
10 19 (3.21%) Management Information System
11 17 (2.88%) Computer Science
12 14 (2.37%) Credit Derivative
12 14 (2.37%) Hedge funds
13 12 (2.03%) N-Tier
13 12 (2.03%) Algorithms
14 11 (1.86%) Data Structures
15 9 (1.52%) Visualisation
16 8 (1.35%) Tandem
17 7 (1.18%) SWIFT
18 5 (0.85%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 137 (23.18%) UNIX
2 71 (12.01%) Linux
3 40 (6.77%) Windows
4 8 (1.35%) Solaris
5 7 (1.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (0.85%) Windows 7
7 3 (0.51%) SUSE
8 2 (0.34%) Android
8 2 (0.34%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.34%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.17%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 112 (18.95%) Agile Software Development
2 73 (12.35%) Multithreading
3 72 (12.18%) Business Analysis
4 66 (11.17%) Low Latency
5 63 (10.66%) Risk Management
6 53 (8.97%) Asset Management
7 49 (8.29%) Project Management
8 44 (7.45%) OO
9 41 (6.94%) Data Analysis
10 40 (6.77%) Electronic Trading
11 36 (6.09%) Migration
12 35 (5.92%) Algorithmic Trading
13 33 (5.58%) TDD
13 33 (5.58%) Analytics
14 32 (5.41%) Investment Management
15 31 (5.25%) User Acceptance Testing
16 28 (4.74%) Data Modelling
17 23 (3.89%) Stakeholder Management
18 21 (3.55%) Automated Testing
19 20 (3.38%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 219 (37.06%) SQL
2 156 (26.40%) Java
3 110 (18.61%) C#
4 76 (12.86%) C++
5 53 (8.97%) Perl
6 46 (7.78%) VBA
7 44 (7.45%) Python
8 29 (4.91%) JavaScript
9 24 (4.06%) Shell Script
10 16 (2.71%) T-SQL
11 12 (2.03%) PL/SQL
12 10 (1.69%) VB
13 7 (1.18%) Scala
13 7 (1.18%) C
14 6 (1.02%) Bash Shell
14 6 (1.02%) Korn
15 5 (0.85%) R
15 5 (0.85%) C-shell
15 5 (0.85%) AWK
16 3 (0.51%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 50 (8.46%) Degree
2 8 (1.35%) ISEB
3 2 (0.34%) GCIA
3 2 (0.34%) CIMA
3 2 (0.34%) Network+ Certification
3 2 (0.34%) GIAC
3 2 (0.34%) PhD
3 2 (0.34%) CISSP
3 2 (0.34%) CNA
3 2 (0.34%) Novell Certification
3 2 (0.34%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.17%) ISEB Practitioner
4 1 (0.17%) CFA
4 1 (0.17%) PMI Certification
4 1 (0.17%) HNC
4 1 (0.17%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (3.89%) QA
2 16 (2.71%) EMIR
3 10 (1.69%) Basel III
3 10 (1.69%) Dodd-Frank
4 3 (0.51%) CRD IV
4 3 (0.51%) Basel II
5 2 (0.34%) MiFID
6 1 (0.17%) Solvency II
6 1 (0.17%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 5 (0.85%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.51%) NFS
3 2 (0.34%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.17%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 1 (0.17%) Squid
4 1 (0.17%) XenApp
4 1 (0.17%) XenDesktop
4 1 (0.17%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 9 (1.52%) Control-M
2 5 (0.85%) Vagrant
3 4 (0.68%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (0.68%) ITRS Geneos
4 3 (0.51%) Puppet
5 2 (0.34%) BMC Marimba
Vendors
1 80 (13.54%) Oracle
2 53 (8.97%) Sybase
3 37 (6.26%) Fidessa
4 22 (3.72%) TIBCO
4 22 (3.72%) Microsoft
5 20 (3.38%) Reuters
6 19 (3.21%) Bloomberg
7 14 (2.37%) Charles River
7 14 (2.37%) thinkFolio
8 10 (1.69%) Informatica
9 8 (1.35%) 29West
10 7 (1.18%) Red Hat
10 7 (1.18%) Calypso
11 6 (1.02%) SmartStream
11 6 (1.02%) Typemock
12 5 (0.85%) GoldenSource
12 5 (0.85%) Actimize
12 5 (0.85%) Fiserv
12 5 (0.85%) Murex
12 5 (0.85%) MKS
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Posted: 13 hours ago
London
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Rate: Up to £600 per day
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City, London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £400 - £500 per day + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
London
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £650 - £695 per day
Posted: Yesterday
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E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £550.00 - £675.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
Interquest - ITQ Financial - London
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Docklands
iKonnect
Rate: £300 - £405 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Docklands
iKonnect
Rate: £500 - £525 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City of London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Red10
Rate: £550 - £600 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £600 to £650 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Hatstand Limited
Rate: £400 - £475 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
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Rate: £550 per day + competitive
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TEKsystems
Rate: £585 - £600 per day
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London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £535.00 - £588.50 per day
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London
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Rate: £400.00 - £550.00 per day
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