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 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Equities
Rank 299 293 244
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -49
Contract jobs citing Equities 354 348 380
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.66% 0.66% 0.80%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.11% 2.09% 2.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 257 287 249
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £700 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 £375 £425
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -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
16812 16661 15515
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 31.53% 31.47% 32.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 10365 10360 9121
Average daily rate £413 £401 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.99% -5.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £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 667 657 668
Average hourly rate £18.71 £21.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.90% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year
-11.62% -

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 29 May 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 13 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 29 May 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 -11 337 £550 - 93
London +23 334 £550 - 91
City of London +3 80 £528 -4.09% 36
Scotland -18 14 £425 +13.33%
Glasgow -11 12 £400 +6.66%
Canary Wharf -5 7 £500 -4.76%
Northern Ireland - 3 £388 -
Leicester - 3 £500 -
County Antrim - 3 £388 -
Belfast - 3 £388 -
East Midlands - 3 £500 -
Leicestershire - 3 £500 -
Edinburgh -7 1 £450 -11.76%

Equities
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 May 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.

1 312 (43.33%) Finance
2 285 (39.58%) Banking
3 273 (37.92%) Derivative
4 271 (37.64%) Front Office
5 233 (32.36%) Fixed Income
6 229 (31.81%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 212 (29.44%) SQL
8 207 (28.75%) Java
9 205 (28.47%) Investment Banking
10 149 (20.69%) UNIX
11 118 (16.39%) FIX Protocol
12 114 (15.83%) Agile Software Development
13 107 (14.86%) Low Latency
14 101 (14.03%) Multithreading
15 100 (13.89%) Linux
16 99 (13.75%) Analytical Skills
17 97 (13.47%) C#
18 84 (11.67%) C++
18 84 (11.67%) Project Management
19 83 (11.53%) Equity Derivative
19 83 (11.53%) SDLC
20 81 (11.25%) Business Analysis
20 81 (11.25%) Electronic Trading
21 73 (10.14%) SQL Server
22 71 (9.86%) Risk Management
22 71 (9.86%) Asset Management
23 68 (9.44%) Perl
24 65 (9.03%) Algorithmic Trading
25 58 (8.06%) Sybase
25 58 (8.06%) Back Office

Equities
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 9 (1.25%) WebSphere
2 8 (1.11%) Oracle Workflow
3 6 (0.83%) WebLogic
3 6 (0.83%) Node.js
4 5 (0.69%) Apache Spark
4 5 (0.69%) Tomcat
5 4 (0.56%) Apache
6 3 (0.42%) SharePoint
6 3 (0.42%) Oracle Coherence
7 2 (0.28%) MS Project Server
7 2 (0.28%) SmartSockets
7 2 (0.28%) WebSphere Application Server
7 2 (0.28%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.14%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.14%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.14%) IIS
8 1 (0.14%) JBoss
8 1 (0.14%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.14%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 41 (5.69%) MS Excel
2 11 (1.53%) MS Visio
2 11 (1.53%) MS Project
2 11 (1.53%) MS Office
3 5 (0.69%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.42%) PowerPivot
4 3 (0.42%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 38 (5.28%) Markit EDM
2 21 (2.92%) thinkFolio
3 15 (2.08%) ION MarketView
4 14 (1.94%) LatentZero
5 7 (0.97%) SimCorp Dimension
6 4 (0.56%) Eagle PACE
6 4 (0.56%) Tesseract
6 4 (0.56%) Minerva
6 4 (0.56%) Sentinel
6 4 (0.56%) Global One
7 3 (0.42%) IntelliMatch
8 2 (0.28%) SAP CO
8 2 (0.28%) SAP FI
8 2 (0.28%) SAP FI/CO
9 1 (0.14%) SAP BPC
9 1 (0.14%) Front Arena
9 1 (0.14%) FINCAD Analytics
9 1 (0.14%) Algo Collateral
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.14%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 15 (2.08%) TCP/IP
1 15 (2.08%) Firewall
2 8 (1.11%) VPN
3 7 (0.97%) Multicast
4 3 (0.42%) FTP
5 2 (0.28%) HTTP
5 2 (0.28%) Intranet
5 2 (0.28%) DMZ
5 2 (0.28%) LDAP
6 1 (0.14%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 73 (10.14%) SQL Server
2 41 (5.69%) KDB
3 29 (4.03%) Data Warehouse
3 29 (4.03%) Relational Database
4 22 (3.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 19 (2.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 14 (1.94%) SQL Server 2008
6 14 (1.94%) RDBMS
6 14 (1.94%) Oracle Database
7 12 (1.67%) DTS
8 11 (1.53%) SQL Server 2012
8 11 (1.53%) DB2
8 11 (1.53%) QlikView
9 10 (1.39%) Hadoop
9 10 (1.39%) Big Data
10 9 (1.25%) Oracle Database 11g
11 8 (1.11%) Pentaho
12 7 (0.97%) Apache Hive
12 7 (0.97%) Data Mining
13 6 (0.83%) BusinessObjects XI
Development Applications
1 24 (3.33%) Subversion
2 15 (2.08%) Eclipse
3 13 (1.81%) Maven
3 13 (1.81%) JIRA
4 8 (1.11%) Visual Studio
5 7 (0.97%) Selenium
6 6 (0.83%) QuickTest Pro
7 5 (0.69%) SpecFlow
7 5 (0.69%) Cucumber
7 5 (0.69%) JUnit
7 5 (0.69%) NUnit
7 5 (0.69%) Team Foundation Server
7 5 (0.69%) Git (software)
8 4 (0.56%) ClearCase
9 3 (0.42%) Jenkins
9 3 (0.42%) Rhino Mocks
9 3 (0.42%) FitNesse
9 3 (0.42%) TeamCity
9 3 (0.42%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
10 2 (0.28%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 312 (43.33%) Finance
2 285 (39.58%) Banking
3 271 (37.64%) Front Office
4 205 (28.47%) Investment Banking
5 58 (8.06%) Back Office
6 22 (3.06%) Financial Institution
7 20 (2.78%) Retail
8 8 (1.11%) General Ledger
8 8 (1.11%) Legal
9 6 (0.83%) French Language
10 3 (0.42%) Advertising
10 3 (0.42%) Marketing
11 2 (0.28%) German Language
11 2 (0.28%) Telecoms
12 1 (0.14%) Billing
12 1 (0.14%) Private Banking
12 1 (0.14%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.14%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 309 (42.92%) Developer
2 269 (37.36%) Analyst
3 158 (21.94%) Business Analyst
4 131 (18.19%) Java Developer
5 51 (7.08%) Support Analyst
6 49 (6.81%) Senior Developer
7 44 (6.11%) Applications Support
8 41 (5.69%) Project Manager
8 41 (5.69%) C++ Developer
9 36 (5.00%) C# Developer
10 30 (4.17%) Applications Support Analyst
11 26 (3.61%) Senior Java Developer
12 20 (2.78%) Senior Analyst
13 19 (2.64%) Banking Business Analyst
14 17 (2.36%) Data Analyst
14 17 (2.36%) Excel Developer
15 15 (2.08%) .NET Developer
16 14 (1.94%) FIX Analyst
16 14 (1.94%) VBA Developer
16 14 (1.94%) Senior Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 118 (16.39%) FIX Protocol
2 50 (6.94%) .NET
3 35 (4.86%) WPF
4 30 (4.17%) Middleware
5 29 (4.03%) Spring
6 27 (3.75%) XML
7 22 (3.06%) JMS
8 20 (2.78%) WinForms
9 19 (2.64%) HTML
10 16 (2.22%) ASP.NET
11 15 (2.08%) J2SE
12 14 (1.94%) WCF
13 13 (1.81%) Rendezvous
14 12 (1.67%) Spring Integration
15 10 (1.39%) STL
16 9 (1.25%) Boost C++ Libraries
16 9 (1.25%) HTML5
16 9 (1.25%) Web Services
16 9 (1.25%) CSS
16 9 (1.25%) JNI
Miscellaneous
1 273 (37.92%) Derivative
2 233 (32.36%) Fixed Income
3 229 (31.81%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 99 (13.75%) Analytical Skills
5 83 (11.53%) Equity Derivative
6 29 (4.03%) Algorithms
7 27 (3.75%) Computer Science
8 24 (3.33%) Hedge funds
9 18 (2.50%) Management Information System
10 15 (2.08%) Reference Data
11 14 (1.94%) Contract for Difference
12 13 (1.81%) Credit Derivative
13 12 (1.67%) N-Tier
14 11 (1.53%) Credit Risk
14 11 (1.53%) Market Risk
15 10 (1.39%) SWIFT
16 9 (1.25%) Data Structures
17 8 (1.11%) ASIC
18 7 (0.97%) Mathematics
19 6 (0.83%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 149 (20.69%) UNIX
2 100 (13.89%) Linux
3 33 (4.58%) Windows
4 5 (0.69%) Solaris
4 5 (0.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.14%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.14%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.14%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 114 (15.83%) Agile Software Development
2 107 (14.86%) Low Latency
3 101 (14.03%) Multithreading
4 84 (11.67%) Project Management
5 83 (11.53%) SDLC
6 81 (11.25%) Business Analysis
6 81 (11.25%) Electronic Trading
7 71 (9.86%) Risk Management
7 71 (9.86%) Asset Management
8 65 (9.03%) Algorithmic Trading
9 54 (7.50%) OO
10 44 (6.11%) TDD
11 43 (5.97%) Investment Management
12 36 (5.00%) Migration
13 35 (4.86%) Data Modelling
13 35 (4.86%) Data Analysis
14 33 (4.58%) Stakeholder Management
15 31 (4.31%) Change Management
16 27 (3.75%) ETL
16 27 (3.75%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 212 (29.44%) SQL
2 207 (28.75%) Java
3 97 (13.47%) C#
4 84 (11.67%) C++
5 68 (9.44%) Perl
6 51 (7.08%) Python
7 47 (6.53%) VBA
8 45 (6.25%) Shell Script
9 31 (4.31%) JavaScript
10 25 (3.47%) Scala
11 15 (2.08%) PL/SQL
12 10 (1.39%) T-SQL
12 10 (1.39%) VBScript
13 9 (1.25%) C
14 8 (1.11%) PowerShell
14 8 (1.11%) VB
15 7 (0.97%) AWK
15 7 (0.97%) Tcl
16 4 (0.56%) Korn
16 4 (0.56%) PHP
Qualifications
1 47 (6.53%) Degree
2 8 (1.11%) ISEB
3 7 (0.97%) ISTQB
4 6 (0.83%) PMI Certification
5 4 (0.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 2 (0.28%) ISEB Practitioner
6 2 (0.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.14%) IIBA
7 1 (0.14%) CIMA
7 1 (0.14%) ACCA
7 1 (0.14%) Postgraduate
7 1 (0.14%) Sun Certification
7 1 (0.14%) PMP
7 1 (0.14%) CAPM
7 1 (0.14%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.14%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (4.17%) QA
2 23 (3.19%) EMIR
3 17 (2.36%) MiFID
4 16 (2.22%) Dodd-Frank
5 11 (1.53%) FATCA
6 4 (0.56%) Data Quality
7 3 (0.42%) COREP
7 3 (0.42%) CRD IV
7 3 (0.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.28%) Basel III
9 1 (0.14%) AIFMD
9 1 (0.14%) UCITS
9 1 (0.14%) Solvency II
9 1 (0.14%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (0.97%) Apache Flume
2 5 (0.69%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.42%) HDFS
4 1 (0.14%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 13 (1.81%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (0.83%) Control-M
3 3 (0.42%) ITRS Geneos
4 2 (0.28%) OpenView
4 2 (0.28%) Tivoli
4 2 (0.28%) Netcool
4 2 (0.28%) Unicenter
4 2 (0.28%) CA Wily
4 2 (0.28%) Oozie
5 1 (0.14%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 58 (8.06%) Sybase
2 46 (6.39%) Oracle
3 34 (4.72%) Microsoft
4 32 (4.44%) Fidessa
5 24 (3.33%) TIBCO
6 17 (2.36%) Bloomberg
7 16 (2.22%) Business Objects
8 15 (2.08%) ION Trading
9 14 (1.94%) Charles River
10 10 (1.39%) Tableau
11 9 (1.25%) Murex
12 8 (1.11%) Informatica
13 7 (0.97%) Reuters
13 7 (0.97%) SAP
13 7 (0.97%) SimCorp
14 6 (0.83%) Greenplum
14 6 (0.83%) Portware
14 6 (0.83%) Citrix
15 5 (0.69%) Cognos
15 5 (0.69%) HP
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