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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Equities
Rank 323 323 231
Rank change year-on-year
0 -92
Contract jobs citing Equities 343 309 407
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.61% 0.58% 0.83%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.96% 1.83% 2.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 265 251 285
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 £425 £400 £413
10% offered a daily rate of more than £725 £700 £675
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £375 £425
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £17.00
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
17514 16879 16449
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 31.37% 31.89% 33.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 10919 10366 9706
Average daily rate £415 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 651 644 726
Average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.52% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £42.85 £43.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year
-15.55% +9.75%

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 3 July 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 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 3 July 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 -11 318 £563 +2.27% 103
London +13 316 £575 +4.54% 99
City of London +6 94 £525 -4.54% 54
Scotland -5 17 £425 +13.33% 3
Glasgow -10 9 £388 +3.33% 2
County Antrim - 7 £175 - 2
Belfast - 7 £175 - 2
Northern Ireland - 7 £175 - 2
Edinburgh +2 4 £463 -9.31% 1
Canary Wharf -9 4 £525 -19.23%
Leicestershire - 2 £500 -
Leicester - 2 £500 -
East Midlands - 2 £500 -
Stirling -3 1 - -

Equities
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 (46.02%) Finance
2 306 (40.58%) Banking
3 273 (36.21%) Derivative
4 272 (36.07%) Front Office
5 251 (33.29%) Fixed Income
6 240 (31.83%) SQL
7 238 (31.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 226 (29.97%) Investment Banking
9 205 (27.19%) Java
10 163 (21.62%) UNIX
11 133 (17.64%) FIX Protocol
12 118 (15.65%) Linux
13 117 (15.52%) Agile Software Development
13 117 (15.52%) Low Latency
14 115 (15.25%) Analytical Skills
15 106 (14.06%) C#
16 104 (13.79%) Multithreading
17 96 (12.73%) Electronic Trading
18 94 (12.47%) Business Analysis
18 94 (12.47%) SDLC
19 92 (12.20%) Project Management
20 88 (11.67%) Risk Management
21 83 (11.01%) C++
22 79 (10.48%) SQL Server
22 79 (10.48%) Equity Derivative
23 76 (10.08%) Perl
24 74 (9.81%) Asset Management
25 73 (9.68%) Algorithmic Trading
26 63 (8.36%) Sybase
27 62 (8.22%) Degree

Equities
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 8 (1.06%) Oracle Workflow
2 6 (0.80%) WebSphere
3 5 (0.66%) Tomcat
3 5 (0.66%) SharePoint
4 3 (0.40%) WebLogic
4 3 (0.40%) Apache
4 3 (0.40%) Oracle Coherence
5 2 (0.27%) MS Project Server
5 2 (0.27%) Node.js
5 2 (0.27%) Apache Spark
5 2 (0.27%) WebSphere Application Server
5 2 (0.27%) MS Exchange
5 2 (0.27%) SmartSockets
6 1 (0.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.13%) IIS
6 1 (0.13%) JBoss
6 1 (0.13%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.13%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.13%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 45 (5.97%) MS Excel
2 15 (1.99%) MS Visio
3 12 (1.59%) MS Project
4 10 (1.33%) MS Office
5 4 (0.53%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (0.40%) PowerPivot
7 1 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 37 (4.91%) Markit EDM
2 20 (2.65%) thinkFolio
3 15 (1.99%) ION MarketView
4 11 (1.46%) LatentZero
5 6 (0.80%) SimCorp Dimension
6 5 (0.66%) Global One
7 4 (0.53%) Tesseract
7 4 (0.53%) Minerva
7 4 (0.53%) Sentinel
7 4 (0.53%) Eagle PACE
8 3 (0.40%) IntelliMatch
9 1 (0.13%) Algo Collateral
9 1 (0.13%) FINCAD Analytics
9 1 (0.13%) SAP BPC
9 1 (0.13%) Front Arena
9 1 (0.13%) SAP CO
9 1 (0.13%) SAP FI
9 1 (0.13%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.13%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 17 (2.25%) TCP/IP
2 15 (1.99%) Firewall
3 9 (1.19%) VPN
4 8 (1.06%) Multicast
5 3 (0.40%) FTP
6 2 (0.27%) HTTP
6 2 (0.27%) DNS
6 2 (0.27%) DMZ
6 2 (0.27%) Intranet
6 2 (0.27%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 79 (10.48%) SQL Server
2 40 (5.31%) KDB
3 38 (5.04%) Relational Database
4 31 (4.11%) Data Warehouse
5 21 (2.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 20 (2.65%) RDBMS
7 19 (2.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 17 (2.25%) Oracle Database
9 14 (1.86%) SQL Server 2008
10 12 (1.59%) DTS
11 11 (1.46%) Oracle Database 11g
12 10 (1.33%) SQL Server 2012
12 10 (1.33%) DB2
13 9 (1.19%) QlikView
14 8 (1.06%) Pentaho
15 7 (0.93%) Data Mining
16 6 (0.80%) Hadoop
17 5 (0.66%) BusinessObjects XI
17 5 (0.66%) Big Data
17 5 (0.66%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 22 (2.92%) Subversion
2 17 (2.25%) JIRA
3 14 (1.86%) Maven
3 14 (1.86%) Eclipse
4 8 (1.06%) Visual Studio
5 7 (0.93%) Git (software)
6 6 (0.80%) Team Foundation Server
6 6 (0.80%) Selenium
6 6 (0.80%) HP UFT
7 5 (0.66%) SpecFlow
8 4 (0.53%) Cucumber
8 4 (0.53%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 4 (0.53%) ClearCase
8 4 (0.53%) JUnit
8 4 (0.53%) NUnit
9 3 (0.40%) FitNesse
9 3 (0.40%) Rhino Mocks
9 3 (0.40%) SoapUI
9 3 (0.40%) Jenkins
10 2 (0.27%) TestNG
General
1 347 (46.02%) Finance
2 306 (40.58%) Banking
3 272 (36.07%) Front Office
4 226 (29.97%) Investment Banking
5 54 (7.16%) Back Office
6 22 (2.92%) Financial Institution
7 18 (2.39%) Retail
8 11 (1.46%) General Ledger
9 10 (1.33%) Legal
10 7 (0.93%) French Language
11 6 (0.80%) Advertising
12 3 (0.40%) Telecoms
12 3 (0.40%) Marketing
13 2 (0.27%) German Language
14 1 (0.13%) Retail Banking
14 1 (0.13%) Corporate Banking
14 1 (0.13%) Private Banking
14 1 (0.13%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 304 (40.32%) Analyst
2 296 (39.26%) Developer
3 175 (23.21%) Business Analyst
4 119 (15.78%) Java Developer
5 60 (7.96%) Support Analyst
6 50 (6.63%) Applications Support
7 45 (5.97%) C# Developer
7 45 (5.97%) Senior Developer
7 45 (5.97%) Project Manager
8 38 (5.04%) C++ Developer
9 35 (4.64%) Applications Support Analyst
10 25 (3.32%) Senior Java Developer
11 21 (2.79%) Senior Analyst
12 19 (2.52%) Banking Business Analyst
13 18 (2.39%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
13 18 (2.39%) Data Analyst
14 17 (2.25%) Lead Business Analyst
15 15 (1.99%) Programmer
16 14 (1.86%) Senior Business Analyst
16 14 (1.86%) Analyst Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 133 (17.64%) FIX Protocol
2 51 (6.76%) .NET
3 38 (5.04%) WPF
4 31 (4.11%) Middleware
4 31 (4.11%) Spring
5 29 (3.85%) XML
6 26 (3.45%) WinForms
7 21 (2.79%) J2SE
8 19 (2.52%) JMS
9 18 (2.39%) HTML
10 16 (2.12%) WCF
11 14 (1.86%) ASP.NET
11 14 (1.86%) Rendezvous
12 11 (1.46%) STL
13 10 (1.33%) CSS
13 10 (1.33%) Boost C++ Libraries
14 9 (1.19%) Spring Integration
14 9 (1.19%) JNI
15 8 (1.06%) Web Services
15 8 (1.06%) Drools
Miscellaneous
1 273 (36.21%) Derivative
2 251 (33.29%) Fixed Income
3 238 (31.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 115 (15.25%) Analytical Skills
5 79 (10.48%) Equity Derivative
6 34 (4.51%) Algorithms
7 31 (4.11%) Computer Science
8 27 (3.58%) Hedge funds
9 26 (3.45%) Contract for Difference
10 16 (2.12%) Management Information System
11 15 (1.99%) Reference Data
12 13 (1.72%) N-Tier
13 11 (1.46%) Data Structures
14 10 (1.33%) Credit Derivative
15 9 (1.19%) PMI
15 9 (1.19%) ASIC
16 8 (1.06%) Credit Risk
17 7 (0.93%) Market Risk
17 7 (0.93%) SWIFT
17 7 (0.93%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 163 (21.62%) UNIX
2 118 (15.65%) Linux
3 42 (5.57%) Windows
4 10 (1.33%) Solaris
5 4 (0.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (0.27%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.13%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.13%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 117 (15.52%) Agile Software Development
1 117 (15.52%) Low Latency
2 104 (13.79%) Multithreading
3 96 (12.73%) Electronic Trading
4 94 (12.47%) Business Analysis
4 94 (12.47%) SDLC
5 92 (12.20%) Project Management
6 88 (11.67%) Risk Management
7 74 (9.81%) Asset Management
8 73 (9.68%) Algorithmic Trading
9 52 (6.90%) OO
10 46 (6.10%) Investment Management
11 45 (5.97%) Stakeholder Management
12 42 (5.57%) TDD
13 39 (5.17%) Migration
13 39 (5.17%) User Acceptance Testing
14 35 (4.64%) Data Modelling
15 31 (4.11%) Change Management
16 29 (3.85%) Software Engineering
17 25 (3.32%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 240 (31.83%) SQL
2 205 (27.19%) Java
3 106 (14.06%) C#
4 83 (11.01%) C++
5 76 (10.08%) Perl
6 59 (7.82%) Python
7 46 (6.10%) Shell Script
8 40 (5.31%) VBA
9 32 (4.24%) JavaScript
10 23 (3.05%) Scala
11 14 (1.86%) PL/SQL
12 10 (1.33%) C
12 10 (1.33%) T-SQL
12 10 (1.33%) VBScript
13 9 (1.19%) PowerShell
14 8 (1.06%) VB
14 8 (1.06%) Tcl
15 7 (0.93%) AWK
16 6 (0.80%) PHP
17 5 (0.66%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 62 (8.22%) Degree
2 13 (1.72%) ISEB
3 10 (1.33%) PMI Certification
4 8 (1.06%) ISTQB
5 5 (0.66%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 4 (0.53%) PMP
6 4 (0.53%) IIBA
7 3 (0.40%) CBAP
7 3 (0.40%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 2 (0.27%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (0.13%) PhD
9 1 (0.13%) CAPM
9 1 (0.13%) ACCA
9 1 (0.13%) CIMA
9 1 (0.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (4.51%) QA
2 30 (3.98%) EMIR
3 29 (3.85%) MiFID
4 17 (2.25%) Dodd-Frank
5 7 (0.93%) FATCA
6 5 (0.66%) COREP
6 5 (0.66%) Data Quality
6 5 (0.66%) CRD IV
7 3 (0.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.27%) SLA
8 2 (0.27%) Basel III
9 1 (0.13%) Solvency II
9 1 (0.13%) AIFMD
9 1 (0.13%) UCITS
System Software
1 6 (0.80%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.53%) Apache Flume
3 3 (0.40%) HDFS
4 1 (0.13%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 15 (1.99%) HP Quality Center
2 10 (1.33%) Control-M
3 3 (0.40%) ITRS Geneos
4 2 (0.27%) CA Wily
4 2 (0.27%) Oozie
4 2 (0.27%) OpenView
4 2 (0.27%) Unicenter
4 2 (0.27%) Tivoli
4 2 (0.27%) Netcool
5 1 (0.13%) WSUS
Vendors
1 63 (8.36%) Sybase
2 60 (7.96%) Oracle
3 39 (5.17%) Microsoft
4 36 (4.77%) Fidessa
5 25 (3.32%) TIBCO
6 18 (2.39%) Bloomberg
6 18 (2.39%) Business Objects
7 16 (2.12%) Charles River
8 15 (1.99%) ION Trading
9 12 (1.59%) Murex
10 10 (1.33%) Tableau
11 9 (1.19%) HP
11 9 (1.19%) Reuters
12 8 (1.06%) Informatica
13 7 (0.93%) Citrix
14 6 (0.80%) Portware
14 6 (0.80%) Greenplum
14 6 (0.80%) SimCorp
15 5 (0.66%) Solace
15 5 (0.66%) SAP
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