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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Equities
Rank 269 273 275
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +2
Contract jobs citing Equities 415 397 332
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.74% 0.70% 0.68%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.45% 2.27% 2.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 314 314 235
Average daily rate
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£550 £550 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £408 £400 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £684 £700 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Average hourly rate - £22.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +32.35%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £17.00

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
16905 17481 14911
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.25% 31.01% 30.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 10395 10746 8904
Average daily rate £425 £405 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% -4.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £233 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 664 665 713
Average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.52% -8.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £20.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-7.31% -12.76%

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 17 April 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 23 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 17 April 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 +12 397 £550 - 111
London +23 392 £550 - 105
City of London -11 79 £525 -4.54% 56
Glasgow -10 8 £425 +13.33% 4
Scotland -19 8 £425 +13.33% 4
Canary Wharf +3 7 £500 -4.76%
Mayfair - - - -
Merseyside - - - -
North West - - - -
South East - - - - 5
South West - - - -
West Midlands - - - - 1
Stirling - - - -
Street - - - -
Woking - - - - 3
Somerset - - - -
Surrey - - - - 3
Bath - - - -
Beckenham - - - - 1
Birmingham - - - - 1
Edinburgh - - - -
Guildford - - - -
Liverpool - - - -

Equities
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 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.

1 321 (44.34%) Finance
2 294 (40.61%) Banking
3 275 (37.98%) Front Office
4 272 (37.57%) Derivative
5 228 (31.49%) SQL
6 216 (29.83%) Fixed Income
7 211 (29.14%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 202 (27.90%) Java
9 201 (27.76%) Investment Banking
10 144 (19.89%) UNIX
11 124 (17.13%) Agile Software Development
12 105 (14.50%) FIX Protocol
13 96 (13.26%) Linux
14 94 (12.98%) Low Latency
15 93 (12.85%) C#
16 91 (12.57%) C++
16 91 (12.57%) Project Management
17 89 (12.29%) Multithreading
17 89 (12.29%) Analytical Skills
18 86 (11.88%) Equity Derivative
19 76 (10.50%) Asset Management
20 74 (10.22%) Business Analysis
21 73 (10.08%) SQL Server
22 69 (9.53%) Oracle
23 65 (8.98%) Back Office
24 61 (8.43%) Sybase
25 59 (8.15%) VBA
25 59 (8.15%) Electronic Trading
26 58 (8.01%) .NET
26 58 (8.01%) Perl

Equities
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 14 (1.93%) WebSphere
2 11 (1.52%) TIBCO EMS
3 9 (1.24%) WebLogic
4 8 (1.10%) Oracle Workflow
5 6 (0.83%) Node.js
5 6 (0.83%) Tomcat
6 4 (0.55%) Apache Spark
7 3 (0.41%) SharePoint
7 3 (0.41%) Apache
7 3 (0.41%) MS Project Server
8 2 (0.28%) Oracle Coherence
8 2 (0.28%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (0.28%) WebSphere Application Server
9 1 (0.14%) IIS
9 1 (0.14%) JBoss
9 1 (0.14%) MS Exchange
9 1 (0.14%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.14%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.14%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.14%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 41 (5.66%) MS Excel
2 15 (2.07%) MS Office
3 13 (1.80%) MS Project
4 10 (1.38%) MS Visio
5 9 (1.24%) MS PowerPoint
6 5 (0.69%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.41%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 38 (5.25%) Markit EDM
2 21 (2.90%) thinkFolio
3 14 (1.93%) LatentZero
4 12 (1.66%) ION MarketView
5 7 (0.97%) SimCorp Dimension
6 4 (0.55%) Global One
7 3 (0.41%) IntelliMatch
7 3 (0.41%) Eagle PACE
8 1 (0.14%) Algo Collateral
8 1 (0.14%) SAP FSCM
8 1 (0.14%) FINCAD Analytics
8 1 (0.14%) SAP CO
8 1 (0.14%) SAP FI
8 1 (0.14%) Findur
8 1 (0.14%) SAP FI/CO
8 1 (0.14%) Tesseract
8 1 (0.14%) Minerva
8 1 (0.14%) Sentinel
8 1 (0.14%) Front Arena
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.14%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 18 (2.49%) Firewall
2 14 (1.93%) TCP/IP
3 7 (0.97%) VPN
3 7 (0.97%) Multicast
4 3 (0.41%) FTP
4 3 (0.41%) HTTP
5 2 (0.28%) tcpdump
5 2 (0.28%) DMZ
5 2 (0.28%) Intranet
5 2 (0.28%) Internet
5 2 (0.28%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 73 (10.08%) SQL Server
2 40 (5.52%) KDB
3 29 (4.01%) Data Warehouse
4 19 (2.62%) Oracle Database
4 19 (2.62%) Relational Database
5 18 (2.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 16 (2.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 14 (1.93%) Hadoop
8 12 (1.66%) QlikView
9 11 (1.52%) Big Data
10 10 (1.38%) SQL Server 2008
10 10 (1.38%) RDBMS
10 10 (1.38%) DB2
11 9 (1.24%) Oracle Database 11g
12 8 (1.10%) Pentaho
13 7 (0.97%) Apache Hive
13 7 (0.97%) DTS
13 7 (0.97%) MS Access
14 6 (0.83%) Data Mining
14 6 (0.83%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 27 (3.73%) Subversion
2 18 (2.49%) JIRA
3 16 (2.21%) Maven
4 13 (1.80%) Eclipse
5 11 (1.52%) Visual Studio
6 9 (1.24%) NUnit
6 9 (1.24%) Cucumber
7 8 (1.10%) Selenium
8 6 (0.83%) QuickTest Pro
9 5 (0.69%) JUnit
9 5 (0.69%) CruiseControl
9 5 (0.69%) TeamCity
9 5 (0.69%) Git (software)
9 5 (0.69%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
10 4 (0.55%) Rhino Mocks
10 4 (0.55%) Hudson
11 3 (0.41%) WebDriver
11 3 (0.41%) Moq
11 3 (0.41%) Team Foundation Server
12 2 (0.28%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 321 (44.34%) Finance
2 294 (40.61%) Banking
3 275 (37.98%) Front Office
4 201 (27.76%) Investment Banking
5 65 (8.98%) Back Office
6 28 (3.87%) Financial Institution
7 22 (3.04%) Retail
8 11 (1.52%) Legal
9 6 (0.83%) General Ledger
9 6 (0.83%) French Language
10 3 (0.41%) Marketing
10 3 (0.41%) Advertising
10 3 (0.41%) Telecoms
11 2 (0.28%) Corporate Banking
11 2 (0.28%) Billing
11 2 (0.28%) German Language
12 1 (0.14%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 323 (44.61%) Developer
2 262 (36.19%) Analyst
3 155 (21.41%) Business Analyst
4 129 (17.82%) Java Developer
5 52 (7.18%) Support Analyst
6 45 (6.22%) Applications Support
6 45 (6.22%) Senior Developer
6 45 (6.22%) C++ Developer
7 40 (5.52%) C# Developer
8 39 (5.39%) Project Manager
9 30 (4.14%) Applications Support Analyst
10 25 (3.45%) Senior Java Developer
11 19 (2.62%) Excel Developer
12 17 (2.35%) VBA Developer
12 17 (2.35%) .NET Developer
13 16 (2.21%) Data Analyst
13 16 (2.21%) Banking Business Analyst
14 15 (2.07%) Senior Analyst
14 15 (2.07%) FIX Analyst
15 13 (1.80%) Senior Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 105 (14.50%) FIX Protocol
2 58 (8.01%) .NET
3 37 (5.11%) XML
4 33 (4.56%) Spring
5 32 (4.42%) Middleware
5 32 (4.42%) WPF
6 28 (3.87%) HTML
7 23 (3.18%) JMS
8 19 (2.62%) WinForms
9 16 (2.21%) WCF
10 15 (2.07%) Spring Integration
10 15 (2.07%) ASP.NET
11 14 (1.93%) HTML5
12 12 (1.66%) Web Services
12 12 (1.66%) J2SE
13 11 (1.52%) SOAP
13 11 (1.52%) REST
14 10 (1.38%) Rendezvous
14 10 (1.38%) Hibernate
14 10 (1.38%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 272 (37.57%) Derivative
2 216 (29.83%) Fixed Income
3 211 (29.14%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 89 (12.29%) Analytical Skills
5 86 (11.88%) Equity Derivative
6 23 (3.18%) Hedge funds
7 22 (3.04%) Algorithms
7 22 (3.04%) Computer Science
8 20 (2.76%) Management Information System
9 19 (2.62%) Reference Data
10 18 (2.49%) Contract for Difference
11 15 (2.07%) Market Risk
12 11 (1.52%) N-Tier
12 11 (1.52%) Credit Derivative
13 10 (1.38%) Mathematics
13 10 (1.38%) SWIFT
14 9 (1.24%) Credit Risk
15 8 (1.10%) Data Structures
16 5 (0.69%) User Experience
16 5 (0.69%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 144 (19.89%) UNIX
2 96 (13.26%) Linux
3 33 (4.56%) Windows
4 6 (0.83%) Solaris
5 3 (0.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.14%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.14%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.14%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 124 (17.13%) Agile Software Development
2 94 (12.98%) Low Latency
3 91 (12.57%) Project Management
4 89 (12.29%) Multithreading
5 76 (10.50%) Asset Management
6 74 (10.22%) Business Analysis
7 59 (8.15%) Electronic Trading
8 58 (8.01%) Risk Management
9 52 (7.18%) Algorithmic Trading
10 50 (6.91%) OO
11 42 (5.80%) Data Modelling
12 41 (5.66%) TDD
13 39 (5.39%) Migration
14 38 (5.25%) Data Analysis
14 38 (5.25%) Investment Management
15 36 (4.97%) Stakeholder Management
16 35 (4.83%) Change Management
17 32 (4.42%) Data Management
18 29 (4.01%) User Acceptance Testing
19 25 (3.45%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 228 (31.49%) SQL
2 202 (27.90%) Java
3 93 (12.85%) C#
4 91 (12.57%) C++
5 59 (8.15%) VBA
6 58 (8.01%) Perl
7 44 (6.08%) Python
8 38 (5.25%) Shell Script
9 36 (4.97%) JavaScript
10 23 (3.18%) Scala
11 17 (2.35%) PL/SQL
12 12 (1.66%) T-SQL
13 10 (1.38%) C
14 9 (1.24%) VBScript
15 8 (1.10%) VB
16 7 (0.97%) Tcl
16 7 (0.97%) PowerShell
16 7 (0.97%) AWK
17 5 (0.69%) Korn
17 5 (0.69%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 47 (6.49%) Degree
2 9 (1.24%) ISEB
3 6 (0.83%) ISTQB
4 4 (0.55%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 3 (0.41%) PMI Certification
6 2 (0.28%) ISEB Practitioner
6 2 (0.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.14%) CAPM
7 1 (0.14%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.14%) Security Cleared
7 1 (0.14%) IIBA
7 1 (0.14%) Postgraduate
7 1 (0.14%) ACCA
7 1 (0.14%) CIMA
7 1 (0.14%) Sun Certification
7 1 (0.14%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (4.42%) QA
2 17 (2.35%) EMIR
3 12 (1.66%) Dodd-Frank
4 11 (1.52%) FATCA
5 8 (1.10%) MiFID
6 3 (0.41%) Data Quality
6 3 (0.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.28%) COREP
8 1 (0.14%) AIFMD
8 1 (0.14%) UCITS
8 1 (0.14%) SLA
8 1 (0.14%) Basel III
8 1 (0.14%) CRD IV
System Software
1 7 (0.97%) Apache Flume
2 4 (0.55%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.28%) HDFS
4 1 (0.14%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 12 (1.66%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (0.97%) Control-M
3 5 (0.69%) Vagrant
4 3 (0.41%) ITRS Geneos
5 2 (0.28%) Oozie
5 2 (0.28%) CA Wily
6 1 (0.14%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 69 (9.53%) Oracle
2 61 (8.43%) Sybase
3 35 (4.83%) Microsoft
3 35 (4.83%) Fidessa
4 26 (3.59%) TIBCO
5 21 (2.90%) Bloomberg
6 13 (1.80%) Charles River
7 12 (1.66%) ION Trading
8 10 (1.38%) Murex
8 10 (1.38%) Business Objects
9 9 (1.24%) Tableau
10 8 (1.10%) Informatica
11 7 (0.97%) SimCorp
11 7 (0.97%) Reuters
11 7 (0.97%) Portware
12 6 (0.83%) Greenplum
12 6 (0.83%) Sophis
12 6 (0.83%) SAP
13 5 (0.69%) Cognos
13 5 (0.69%) IBM
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