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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Equities
Rank 326 309 303
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -6
Contract jobs citing Equities 327 327 308
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.65% 0.64% 0.62%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.00% 2.05% 1.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 259 254 226
Average daily rate £575 £550 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.54% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £402 £430
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £647 £700
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £475 £450
% change year-on-year
-21.05% +5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £22.50
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
16353 15933 15959
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 32.27% 31.15% 32.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 10543 9918 9611
Average daily rate £425 £420 £403
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £245 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 643 668 680
Average hourly rate £21.50 £18.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.44% -5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £11.62
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.58 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -

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 13 February 2016.

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 14 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 13 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
England +7 326 £575 +4.54% 105
London +8 320 £579 +5.22% 104
City of London +55 94 £550 +4.26% 47
Canary Wharf +4 4 £701 +33.42%
Birmingham - 3 £375 -
West Midlands - 3 £375 -
South East +9 2 £425 -19.04%
Surrey -3 2 £425 -19.04%
Docklands, London - 2 £575 - 1
Glasgow +7 1 £338 -28.94%
South West -2 1 £425 +1.79% 1
Scotland -5 1 £338 -28.94%
Somerset - 1 £425 - 1
Bath - 1 £425 -

Equities
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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.

1 406 (52.45%) Banking
2 388 (50.13%) Finance
3 323 (41.73%) Investment Banking
4 279 (36.05%) Front Office
5 265 (34.24%) Derivative
6 259 (33.46%) Java
7 248 (32.04%) SQL
8 236 (30.49%) Fixed Income
9 231 (29.84%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 159 (20.54%) Unix
11 150 (19.38%) Agile Software Development
12 107 (13.82%) Linux
13 105 (13.57%) C#
14 102 (13.18%) Multithreading
15 100 (12.92%) Business Analysis
16 95 (12.27%) FIX Protocol
17 93 (12.02%) Low Latency
18 85 (10.98%) Analytics
19 80 (10.34%) Oracle
20 79 (10.21%) Sybase
20 79 (10.21%) JavaScript
21 76 (9.82%) Risk Management
22 75 (9.69%) Analytical Skills
23 74 (9.56%) Equity Derivative
24 73 (9.43%) SQL Server
24 73 (9.43%) Windows
25 70 (9.04%) SDLC
26 69 (8.91%) Electronic Trading
27 67 (8.66%) Algorithmic Trading
28 66 (8.53%) Perl

Equities
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 19 (2.45%) Tomcat
2 12 (1.55%) Apache
3 10 (1.29%) WebSphere
4 8 (1.03%) SharePoint
5 7 (0.90%) WebLogic
6 6 (0.78%) Apache Spark
6 6 (0.78%) Node.js
7 5 (0.65%) MQSeries
7 5 (0.65%) Oracle Coherence
8 4 (0.52%) Mule
8 4 (0.52%) WebSphere Application Server
9 3 (0.39%) IIS
9 3 (0.39%) JBoss
10 2 (0.26%) Elasticsearch
10 2 (0.26%) GemFire
11 1 (0.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.13%) Confluence
Applications
1 22 (2.84%) MS Excel
2 12 (1.55%) MS Project
3 11 (1.42%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (0.78%) MS Office
5 5 (0.65%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.39%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.13%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 24 (3.10%) Markit EDM
2 14 (1.81%) Front Arena
3 11 (1.42%) SimCorp Dimension
4 8 (1.03%) thinkFolio
5 5 (0.65%) LatentZero
6 3 (0.39%) Rolfe and Nolan
6 3 (0.39%) Sentinel
6 3 (0.39%) SunGard GMI
7 2 (0.26%) Eikon
7 2 (0.26%) IntelliMatch
7 2 (0.26%) MetaTrader
7 2 (0.26%) Minerva
7 2 (0.26%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
7 2 (0.26%) RMDS
8 1 (0.13%) Eagle PACE
8 1 (0.13%) Loan IQ
8 1 (0.13%) Sonata
8 1 (0.13%) Summit
8 1 (0.13%) SunGard Martini
8 1 (0.13%) Tesseract
Communications & Networking
1 28 (3.62%) TCP/IP
2 15 (1.94%) Multicast
3 14 (1.81%) Internet
4 5 (0.65%) Firewall
4 5 (0.65%) VPN
5 2 (0.26%) DWDM
5 2 (0.26%) LAN
5 2 (0.26%) MPLS
5 2 (0.26%) Network Security
5 2 (0.26%) NGN
5 2 (0.26%) Packet Switching
5 2 (0.26%) PuTTY
5 2 (0.26%) Unicast
5 2 (0.26%) Unified Communications
5 2 (0.26%) WAN
6 1 (0.13%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (0.13%) HTTP
6 1 (0.13%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.13%) Remote Desktop
6 1 (0.13%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 73 (9.43%) SQL Server
2 40 (5.17%) MongoDB
3 38 (4.91%) Relational Database
4 21 (2.71%) Data Warehouse
5 17 (2.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 14 (1.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 13 (1.68%) KDB
8 11 (1.42%) Hazelcast
8 11 (1.42%) PostgreSQL
8 11 (1.42%) SQL Server 2012
9 10 (1.29%) Oracle Database
9 10 (1.29%) RDBMS
10 9 (1.16%) Big Data
10 9 (1.16%) DB2
10 9 (1.16%) DTS
10 9 (1.16%) NoSQL
11 8 (1.03%) SQL Server 2008
12 7 (0.90%) Data Mining
13 6 (0.78%) BusinessObjects
13 6 (0.78%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 34 (4.39%) JIRA
2 25 (3.23%) Maven
3 18 (2.33%) Subversion
4 10 (1.29%) Git (software)
4 10 (1.29%) JUnit
5 9 (1.16%) Selenium
6 8 (1.03%) ClearCase
6 8 (1.03%) ClearQuest
6 8 (1.03%) HP UFT
7 7 (0.90%) Cucumber
7 7 (0.90%) Jenkins
8 6 (0.78%) Visual Studio
9 5 (0.65%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 4 (0.52%) EasyMock
10 4 (0.52%) Mockito
10 4 (0.52%) TeamCity
11 3 (0.39%) Eclipse
11 3 (0.39%) FitNesse
12 2 (0.26%) Ant
12 2 (0.26%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 406 (52.45%) Banking
2 388 (50.13%) Finance
3 323 (41.73%) Investment Banking
4 279 (36.05%) Front Office
5 42 (5.43%) Back Office
6 39 (5.04%) Financial Institution
7 18 (2.33%) Retail
8 11 (1.42%) Corporate Banking
9 9 (1.16%) Legal
10 6 (0.78%) General Ledger
10 6 (0.78%) Wholesale Banking
11 5 (0.65%) Private Banking
12 2 (0.26%) Spanish Language
13 1 (0.13%) Marketing
13 1 (0.13%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 350 (45.22%) Developer
2 281 (36.30%) Analyst
3 183 (23.64%) Business Analyst
4 182 (23.51%) Java Developer
5 55 (7.11%) Project Manager
6 52 (6.72%) IT Analyst
7 51 (6.59%) Business IT Analyst
7 51 (6.59%) IT Business Analyst
8 44 (5.68%) Banking Analyst
8 44 (5.68%) Investment Banking Java Developer
8 44 (5.68%) Support Analyst
9 41 (5.30%) Applications Support
10 40 (5.17%) Front Office Developer
11 39 (5.04%) Risk Analyst
11 39 (5.04%) Senior Developer
12 38 (4.91%) C# Developer
13 37 (4.78%) Risk Business Analyst
14 35 (4.52%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
15 26 (3.36%) Derivatives Business Analyst
15 26 (3.36%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 95 (12.27%) FIX Protocol
2 65 (8.40%) HTML
3 47 (6.07%) AngularJS
3 47 (6.07%) XML
4 36 (4.65%) J2EE
5 35 (4.52%) Spring
6 34 (4.39%) .NET
7 32 (4.13%) JMS
8 23 (2.97%) FpML
8 23 (2.97%) Hibernate
9 21 (2.71%) HTML5
10 20 (2.58%) Middleware
11 18 (2.33%) REST
12 17 (2.20%) WPF
13 15 (1.94%) JSON
14 14 (1.81%) J2SE
15 13 (1.68%) Ext JS
16 12 (1.55%) Akka
17 11 (1.42%) Ehcache
17 11 (1.42%) Spring Security
Miscellaneous
1 265 (34.24%) Derivative
2 236 (30.49%) Fixed Income
3 231 (29.84%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 75 (9.69%) Analytical Skills
5 74 (9.56%) Equity Derivative
6 54 (6.98%) Fintech
7 38 (4.91%) Market Risk
8 37 (4.78%) Hedge funds
9 36 (4.65%) Data Structures
10 26 (3.36%) Computer Science
11 24 (3.10%) Reference Data
12 23 (2.97%) Management Information System
13 17 (2.20%) Algorithms
14 13 (1.68%) Equity Risk
15 10 (1.29%) Enterprise Software
15 10 (1.29%) Grid Computing
16 9 (1.16%) Mathematics
17 8 (1.03%) Contract for Difference
17 8 (1.03%) Credit Derivative
17 8 (1.03%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 159 (20.54%) Unix
2 107 (13.82%) Linux
3 73 (9.43%) Windows
4 10 (1.29%) Solaris
4 10 (1.29%) Windows Server
5 4 (0.52%) AIX
6 3 (0.39%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.26%) SUSE
7 2 (0.26%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.13%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.13%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.13%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 150 (19.38%) Agile Software Development
2 102 (13.18%) Multithreading
3 100 (12.92%) Business Analysis
4 93 (12.02%) Low Latency
5 85 (10.98%) Analytics
6 76 (9.82%) Risk Management
7 70 (9.04%) SDLC
8 69 (8.91%) Electronic Trading
9 67 (8.66%) Algorithmic Trading
10 57 (7.36%) Project Management
11 53 (6.85%) Data Management
12 47 (6.07%) User Acceptance Testing
13 45 (5.81%) Asset Management
13 45 (5.81%) Investment Management
13 45 (5.81%) Performance Tuning
14 42 (5.43%) Stakeholder Management
15 41 (5.30%) Migration
16 37 (4.78%) Regression Testing
17 35 (4.52%) Mentoring
18 34 (4.39%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 259 (33.46%) Java
2 248 (32.04%) SQL
3 105 (13.57%) C#
4 79 (10.21%) JavaScript
5 66 (8.53%) Perl
6 59 (7.62%) Python
7 40 (5.17%) Scala
8 39 (5.04%) Shell Script
9 38 (4.91%) C++
10 27 (3.49%) Bash Shell
11 20 (2.58%) T-SQL
12 19 (2.45%) VBA
13 16 (2.07%) Tcl
14 15 (1.94%) C
15 13 (1.68%) PL/SQL
16 9 (1.16%) R
17 6 (0.78%) MATLAB
18 5 (0.65%) Korn
18 5 (0.65%) PHP
18 5 (0.65%) VB
Qualifications
1 63 (8.14%) Degree
2 9 (1.16%) PMI Certification
3 8 (1.03%) ITIL Certification
4 5 (0.65%) ISEB
5 4 (0.52%) PhD
6 3 (0.39%) ISTQB
7 2 (0.26%) ACCA
7 2 (0.26%) CFA
7 2 (0.26%) CIMA
7 2 (0.26%) MBA
7 2 (0.26%) PMP
8 1 (0.13%) CCIE
8 1 (0.13%) CCNP
8 1 (0.13%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.13%) CISM
8 1 (0.13%) CISSP
8 1 (0.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 61 (7.88%) QA
2 41 (5.30%) MiFID
3 23 (2.97%) EMIR
4 19 (2.45%) Dodd-Frank
5 4 (0.52%) Basel III
5 4 (0.52%) Data Quality
6 3 (0.39%) CRD IV
7 2 (0.26%) COREP
7 2 (0.26%) FATCA
8 1 (0.13%) Basel II
8 1 (0.13%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.13%) ISO20022
8 1 (0.13%) SLA
8 1 (0.13%) Solvency II
System Software
1 3 (0.39%) Platform Symphony
2 2 (0.26%) NFS
3 1 (0.13%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.13%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 10 (1.29%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (1.03%) Control-M
3 4 (0.52%) ITRS Geneos
3 4 (0.52%) Nagios
3 4 (0.52%) Puppet
4 2 (0.26%) Ganglia
4 2 (0.26%) Kibana
4 2 (0.26%) logstash
4 2 (0.26%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.13%) Foglight
Vendors
1 80 (10.34%) Oracle
2 79 (10.21%) Sybase
3 59 (7.62%) Fidessa
4 18 (2.33%) Reuters
5 17 (2.20%) Bloomberg
5 17 (2.20%) Microsoft
6 13 (1.68%) DataSynapse
6 13 (1.68%) Murex
6 13 (1.68%) TIBCO
7 12 (1.55%) SimCorp
8 9 (1.16%) Informatica
8 9 (1.16%) Remedy
9 8 (1.03%) HP
10 7 (0.90%) Charles River
11 6 (0.78%) IBM
11 6 (0.78%) ION Trading
12 5 (0.65%) FactSet
12 5 (0.65%) ServiceNow
12 5 (0.65%) Solace
12 5 (0.65%) SunGard
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £400 - £500 per day + on call allowance
Posted: 2 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
UK
Computer Recruitment Services
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £440.00 - £480 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £600 - £800 per day + excellent daily based on experience
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £550 - £625 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £575 - £625 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £750 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £700 - £701 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Huxley
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
London
Huxley
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
City of London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
City of London
Hays London City Cheapside
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
City of London
Hays London City Cheapside
Rate: £425.00 - £475.00 per annum
Posted: 19 days ago
City of London
iKas International
Posted: 19 days ago
Docklands
iKas International
Rate: £650 - £700 per day
Posted: 23 days ago
City of London
Hays London City Cheapside
Rate: £450.00 - £520.00 per day
Posted: 25 days ago