The first 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Equities
Rank 341 227 229
Rank change year-on-year
-114 +2
Contract jobs citing Equities 284 413 456
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.52% 0.81% 0.79%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.06% 3.06% 3.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 215 304 367
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£550 £550 £550
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £425 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £675 £700
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
-11.76% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Miscellaneous Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
13789 13500 14256
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 25.22% 26.41% 24.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 8361 8136 8173
Average daily rate £415 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.35% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £235 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 564 614 780
Average hourly rate £20.50 £22.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.81% -12.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.42 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £20.75 £25.73
% change year-on-year
+1.20% -19.35%

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 July 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 22 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 July 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 -93 264 £550 - 91
London -51 262 £550 - 90
City of London -47 64 £525 - 51
Scotland -15 19 £375 -9.09% 2
Glasgow +1 16 £375 -11.76% 2
Docklands, London +8 3 £466 -11.19%
Edinburgh - 3 - -
Birmingham -8 2 £450 -
West Midlands -12 2 £450 -
Bishop's Stortford - - - -
County Antrim - - - -
Basildon - - - -
Belfast - - - -
Stirling - - - -
Essex - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Surrey - - - -
South East - - - -
Guildford - - - -
Canary Wharf - - - -
East of England - - - -
Northern Ireland - - - -

Equities
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 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.

1 305 (45.59%) Banking
2 273 (40.81%) Front Office
3 259 (38.71%) Finance
4 249 (37.22%) Derivative
5 216 (32.29%) Investment Banking
6 208 (31.09%) SQL
7 202 (30.19%) Fixed Income
8 174 (26.01%) Java
9 159 (23.77%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 156 (23.32%) UNIX
11 114 (17.04%) C#
12 85 (12.71%) Oracle
13 81 (12.11%) Perl
14 77 (11.51%) C++
14 77 (11.51%) Project Management
15 75 (11.21%) Python
16 66 (9.87%) Electronic Trading
17 65 (9.72%) FIX Protocol
17 65 (9.72%) Windows
17 65 (9.72%) Sybase
17 65 (9.72%) Low Latency
18 61 (9.12%) Business Analysis
19 59 (8.82%) Linux
19 59 (8.82%) Back Office
20 58 (8.67%) OO
20 58 (8.67%) Fidessa
21 56 (8.37%) SQL Server
21 56 (8.37%) Risk Management
22 55 (8.22%) Equity Derivative
22 55 (8.22%) Asset Management

Equities
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 9 (1.35%) SharePoint
2 7 (1.05%) Apache
2 7 (1.05%) Confluence
3 6 (0.90%) Tomcat
4 5 (0.75%) Oracle Coherence
4 5 (0.75%) GemFire
5 2 (0.30%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (0.30%) MQSeries
5 2 (0.30%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.15%) TIBCO EMS
6 1 (0.15%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.15%) CMS
6 1 (0.15%) Zope
6 1 (0.15%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (0.15%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (0.15%) Lync
6 1 (0.15%) Node.js
Applications
1 31 (4.63%) MS Office
2 28 (4.19%) MS Excel
3 12 (1.79%) MS PowerPoint
4 11 (1.64%) MS Project
5 6 (0.90%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.15%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.15%) LaTeX
Business Applications
1 30 (4.48%) Markit EDM
2 9 (1.35%) Global One
3 6 (0.90%) Salerio
4 3 (0.45%) RMDS
5 2 (0.30%) Eagle PACE
5 2 (0.30%) SunGard GMI
5 2 (0.30%) LatentZero
6 1 (0.15%) Minerva
6 1 (0.15%) Front Arena
6 1 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.15%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.15%) Advent Geneva
6 1 (0.15%) Loanet
6 1 (0.15%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (0.15%) SimCorp Dimension
6 1 (0.15%) Oracle Cash Management
Communications & Networking
1 21 (3.14%) TCP/IP
2 11 (1.64%) Intranet
3 10 (1.49%) Firewall
4 8 (1.20%) Multicast
5 7 (1.05%) VPN
6 5 (0.75%) SSH
7 3 (0.45%) LAN
7 3 (0.45%) WAN
8 2 (0.30%) HTTP
8 2 (0.30%) DNS
8 2 (0.30%) LDAP
9 1 (0.15%) Internet
9 1 (0.15%) BGP
9 1 (0.15%) Intrusion Detection
9 1 (0.15%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (8.37%) SQL Server
2 30 (4.48%) Relational Database
3 29 (4.33%) KDB
4 25 (3.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 17 (2.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 16 (2.39%) Oracle Database
7 13 (1.94%) SQL Server 2008
8 11 (1.64%) DTS
9 10 (1.49%) MS Access
10 8 (1.20%) Data Warehouse
11 7 (1.05%) Data Mining
12 5 (0.75%) RDBMS
13 4 (0.60%) MySQL
14 2 (0.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 2 (0.30%) Big Data
15 1 (0.15%) SQL Server 2012
15 1 (0.15%) NoSQL
15 1 (0.15%) QlikView
15 1 (0.15%) Oracle Database 11g
15 1 (0.15%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 21 (3.14%) Subversion
2 19 (2.84%) JIRA
3 7 (1.05%) Team Foundation Server
4 6 (0.90%) Git (software)
5 5 (0.75%) Visual Studio
5 5 (0.75%) QuickTest Pro
6 4 (0.60%) JUnit
6 4 (0.60%) Eclipse
6 4 (0.60%) WinRunner
7 2 (0.30%) Grunt
7 2 (0.30%) IntelliJ
7 2 (0.30%) Maven
7 2 (0.30%) FitNesse
7 2 (0.30%) Ant
7 2 (0.30%) LoadRunner
8 1 (0.15%) ClearQuest
8 1 (0.15%) Log4j
8 1 (0.15%) NUnit
8 1 (0.15%) CruiseControl
8 1 (0.15%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 305 (45.59%) Banking
2 273 (40.81%) Front Office
3 259 (38.71%) Finance
4 216 (32.29%) Investment Banking
5 59 (8.82%) Back Office
6 36 (5.38%) Financial Institution
7 25 (3.74%) Retail
8 19 (2.84%) Legal
9 6 (0.90%) Telecoms
10 4 (0.60%) General Ledger
11 3 (0.45%) International Banking
12 2 (0.30%) Billing
12 2 (0.30%) Advertising
12 2 (0.30%) Publishing
13 1 (0.15%) Games
13 1 (0.15%) Private Banking
13 1 (0.15%) Marketing
13 1 (0.15%) German Language
13 1 (0.15%) Hebrew Language
13 1 (0.15%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 243 (36.32%) Analyst
2 242 (36.17%) Developer
3 163 (24.36%) Business Analyst
4 71 (10.61%) Java Developer
5 51 (7.62%) Project Manager
6 37 (5.53%) C# Developer
7 29 (4.33%) Support Analyst
8 25 (3.74%) Fidessa Developer
9 22 (3.29%) Consultant
9 22 (3.29%) Senior Analyst
10 19 (2.84%) Test Manager
10 19 (2.84%) Senior Developer
10 19 (2.84%) WPF Developer
11 16 (2.39%) Python Developer
12 15 (2.24%) Data Analyst
13 14 (2.09%) C++ Developer
13 14 (2.09%) Senior Business Analyst
13 14 (2.09%) Test Analyst
14 13 (1.94%) Credit Risk Analyst
15 12 (1.79%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (9.72%) FIX Protocol
2 45 (6.73%) .NET
3 32 (4.78%) WPF
4 24 (3.59%) Spring
5 23 (3.44%) XML
6 19 (2.84%) WinForms
7 18 (2.69%) Middleware
8 17 (2.54%) HTML
9 15 (2.24%) Hibernate
10 13 (1.94%) CSS
11 11 (1.64%) Rendezvous
11 11 (1.64%) WCF
11 11 (1.64%) HTML5
12 10 (1.49%) JMS
13 9 (1.35%) Web Services
14 8 (1.20%) Boost C++ Libraries
15 7 (1.05%) Ext JS
15 7 (1.05%) ASP.NET
16 6 (0.90%) jQuery
17 5 (0.75%) Task Parallel Library
Miscellaneous
1 249 (37.22%) Derivative
2 202 (30.19%) Fixed Income
3 159 (23.77%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 55 (8.22%) Equity Derivative
5 44 (6.58%) Computer Science
6 35 (5.23%) Credit Risk
7 21 (3.14%) Management Information System
8 20 (2.99%) Reference Data
9 17 (2.54%) Market Risk
10 15 (2.24%) Hedge funds
11 14 (2.09%) Credit Derivative
12 8 (1.20%) Tandem
13 7 (1.05%) Visualisation
14 6 (0.90%) Mathematics
14 6 (0.90%) Graphic Design
14 6 (0.90%) Blackberry
15 5 (0.75%) N-Tier
15 5 (0.75%) SWIFT
15 5 (0.75%) Enterprise Software
16 4 (0.60%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 156 (23.32%) UNIX
2 65 (9.72%) Windows
3 59 (8.82%) Linux
4 16 (2.39%) Windows 7
5 13 (1.94%) Windows XP
6 6 (0.90%) Solaris
7 5 (0.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.30%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (0.30%) SUSE
9 1 (0.15%) Android
9 1 (0.15%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.15%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (11.51%) Project Management
2 66 (9.87%) Electronic Trading
3 65 (9.72%) Low Latency
4 61 (9.12%) Business Analysis
5 58 (8.67%) OO
6 56 (8.37%) Risk Management
7 55 (8.22%) Asset Management
8 54 (8.07%) Agile Software Development
9 52 (7.77%) Multithreading
10 46 (6.88%) Stakeholder Management
10 46 (6.88%) Data Analysis
11 38 (5.68%) TDD
11 38 (5.68%) Migration
11 38 (5.68%) Investment Management
12 32 (4.78%) Algorithmic Trading
12 32 (4.78%) User Acceptance Testing
13 30 (4.48%) Unit Testing
13 30 (4.48%) Software Engineering
14 28 (4.19%) Scrum
15 25 (3.74%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 208 (31.09%) SQL
2 174 (26.01%) Java
3 114 (17.04%) C#
4 81 (12.11%) Perl
5 77 (11.51%) C++
6 75 (11.21%) Python
7 34 (5.08%) VBA
8 29 (4.33%) Shell Script
9 24 (3.59%) Tcl
10 23 (3.44%) C
11 20 (2.99%) JavaScript
12 18 (2.69%) T-SQL
13 17 (2.54%) Scala
14 13 (1.94%) C-shell
14 13 (1.94%) AWK
15 12 (1.79%) VB
16 7 (1.05%) PL/SQL
17 6 (0.90%) VBScript
17 6 (0.90%) Ruby
18 5 (0.75%) XPath
Qualifications
1 35 (5.23%) Degree
2 9 (1.35%) ISEB
3 6 (0.90%) CIMA
4 5 (0.75%) ISTQB
5 4 (0.60%) PMI Certification
6 3 (0.45%) PhD
6 3 (0.45%) IIBA
7 2 (0.30%) Six Sigma Black Belt
7 2 (0.30%) HNC
7 2 (0.30%) HND
8 1 (0.15%) ACCA
8 1 (0.15%) CISSP
8 1 (0.15%) CNA
8 1 (0.15%) Novell Certification
8 1 (0.15%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.15%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.15%) PMP
8 1 (0.15%) MBA
8 1 (0.15%) Network+ Certification
8 1 (0.15%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (5.98%) EMIR
2 34 (5.08%) Dodd-Frank
3 30 (4.48%) QA
4 10 (1.49%) Basel III
5 7 (1.05%) FATCA
6 5 (0.75%) CRD IV
7 3 (0.45%) SLA
7 3 (0.45%) Basel II
8 2 (0.30%) MiFID
9 1 (0.15%) GAAP
9 1 (0.15%) Solvency II
9 1 (0.15%) Data Quality
System Software
1 13 (1.94%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.45%) NFS
3 2 (0.30%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.15%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 1 (0.15%) Squid
Systems Management
1 11 (1.64%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (0.75%) ITRS Geneos
3 3 (0.45%) Puppet
4 2 (0.30%) Tivoli
4 2 (0.30%) BMC Marimba
5 1 (0.15%) SCCM
5 1 (0.15%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.15%) Control-M
Vendors
1 85 (12.71%) Oracle
2 65 (9.72%) Sybase
3 58 (8.67%) Fidessa
4 33 (4.93%) Microsoft
5 31 (4.63%) Bloomberg
6 23 (3.44%) Reuters
7 16 (2.39%) TIBCO
8 14 (2.09%) Charles River
9 8 (1.20%) thinkFolio
9 8 (1.20%) Sencha
10 7 (1.05%) Fiserv
10 7 (1.05%) Tradeweb
10 7 (1.05%) Perforce
10 7 (1.05%) ION Trading
10 7 (1.05%) SunGard
11 6 (0.90%) Red Hat
11 6 (0.90%) Business Objects
11 6 (0.90%) 29West
12 5 (0.75%) Thunderhead
13 4 (0.60%) CQG
London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City of London
Huxley Associates
Rate: £550 - £700 per day + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: £300 - £350 per annum + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Aston Carter
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Networking People
Rate: £500 - £600 per day + negotiable / £good
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Hatstand Limited
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £550.00 - £675.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Radley James Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £500.00 - £540.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Canary Wharf and City
Rate: Up to £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Canary Wharf and City
Rate: Up to £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £600.00 - £650.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £500.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Hatstand Limited
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
Argyll Scott
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
Streamline Connections
Rate: £450.00 - £475.00 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £550.00 - £607.00 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
London
Huxley Associates
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 17 days ago