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 28 August 2014 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Equities
Rank 375 253 273
Rank change year-on-year
-122 +20
Contract jobs citing Equities 259 399 381
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.47% 0.76% 0.66%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.83% 2.91% 2.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 187 304 303
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.27% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £405 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £630 £688 £675
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £388 £450
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -13.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
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
14177 13712 14466
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 25.48% 26.03% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 8477 8426 8407
Average daily rate £413 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £250 £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 624 604 795
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.40 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.06% -25.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.06 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.90 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -39.65%

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 August 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 21 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 August 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 -117 245 £544 -1.13% 85
London -57 244 £550 - 84
City of London -33 65 £500 -9.09% 53
Scotland -13 12 £375 -6.25% 1
Glasgow -8 9 £375 -6.25%
Docklands, London +10 1 - -
South East - - - -
West Midlands - - - - 1
Canary Wharf - - - -
East of England - - - -
Stirling - - - -
Essex - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
North Yorkshire - - - -
Surrey - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
Basildon - - - -
Birmingham - - - - 1
Bishop's Stortford - - - -
Catterick Garrison - - - -
Guildford - - - -

Equities
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 283 (46.62%) Banking
2 253 (41.68%) Front Office
3 220 (36.24%) Derivative
4 219 (36.08%) Finance
5 201 (33.11%) Investment Banking
6 192 (31.63%) SQL
7 171 (28.17%) Java
8 169 (27.84%) Fixed Income
9 156 (25.70%) UNIX
10 141 (23.23%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 117 (19.28%) C#
12 82 (13.51%) Oracle
13 72 (11.86%) Perl
13 72 (11.86%) Python
14 68 (11.20%) C++
15 67 (11.04%) FIX Protocol
16 63 (10.38%) Low Latency
17 62 (10.21%) Business Analysis
18 61 (10.05%) Windows
19 60 (9.88%) OO
19 60 (9.88%) Sybase
20 58 (9.56%) Fidessa
21 57 (9.39%) Linux
21 57 (9.39%) Electronic Trading
22 56 (9.23%) Multithreading
23 54 (8.90%) Equity Derivative
23 54 (8.90%) Project Management
24 52 (8.57%) Agile Software Development
25 49 (8.07%) Back Office
26 48 (7.91%) Risk Management

Equities
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 8 (1.32%) Tomcat
1 8 (1.32%) SharePoint
2 7 (1.15%) Apache
2 7 (1.15%) Confluence
3 3 (0.49%) GemFire
3 3 (0.49%) Oracle Coherence
3 3 (0.49%) WebSphere
4 2 (0.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (0.33%) MQSeries
4 2 (0.33%) Oracle Workflow
4 2 (0.33%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.16%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (0.16%) CMS
5 1 (0.16%) TIBCO EMS
Applications
1 25 (4.12%) MS Office
2 19 (3.13%) MS Excel
3 10 (1.65%) MS PowerPoint
4 8 (1.32%) MS Project
5 6 (0.99%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.16%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.16%) LaTeX
Business Applications
1 29 (4.78%) Markit EDM
2 7 (1.15%) Salerio
3 6 (0.99%) Global One
4 2 (0.33%) LatentZero
4 2 (0.33%) RMDS
4 2 (0.33%) Eagle PACE
4 2 (0.33%) SunGard GMI
5 1 (0.16%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.16%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.16%) Advent Geneva
5 1 (0.16%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.16%) Oracle Cash Management
Communications & Networking
1 22 (3.62%) TCP/IP
2 10 (1.65%) Firewall
2 10 (1.65%) Intranet
3 7 (1.15%) Multicast
3 7 (1.15%) SSH
3 7 (1.15%) VPN
4 2 (0.33%) DNS
4 2 (0.33%) LDAP
4 2 (0.33%) Internet
5 1 (0.16%) BGP
5 1 (0.16%) HTTP
5 1 (0.16%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (0.16%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (7.25%) SQL Server
2 31 (5.11%) Relational Database
3 30 (4.94%) KDB
4 18 (2.97%) Oracle Database
5 17 (2.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 12 (1.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 8 (1.32%) DTS
8 7 (1.15%) Data Warehouse
8 7 (1.15%) SQL Server 2008
9 5 (0.82%) Data Mining
9 5 (0.82%) MySQL
9 5 (0.82%) MS Access
10 4 (0.66%) RDBMS
11 3 (0.49%) Big Data
12 2 (0.33%) Oracle Database 11g
12 2 (0.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 1 (0.16%) NoSQL
13 1 (0.16%) Oracle OLAP
13 1 (0.16%) QlikView
13 1 (0.16%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 21 (3.46%) Subversion
2 18 (2.97%) JIRA
3 6 (0.99%) Git (software)
3 6 (0.99%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (0.82%) Visual Studio
4 5 (0.82%) QuickTest Pro
5 4 (0.66%) Eclipse
6 3 (0.49%) JUnit
6 3 (0.49%) WinRunner
7 2 (0.33%) Grunt
7 2 (0.33%) Ant
7 2 (0.33%) LoadRunner
7 2 (0.33%) IntelliJ
7 2 (0.33%) Maven
7 2 (0.33%) FitNesse
8 1 (0.16%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.16%) Selenium
8 1 (0.16%) Log4j
8 1 (0.16%) NUnit
8 1 (0.16%) CruiseControl
General
1 283 (46.62%) Banking
2 253 (41.68%) Front Office
3 219 (36.08%) Finance
4 201 (33.11%) Investment Banking
5 49 (8.07%) Back Office
6 37 (6.10%) Financial Institution
7 20 (3.29%) Retail
8 13 (2.14%) Legal
9 5 (0.82%) Telecoms
10 4 (0.66%) General Ledger
11 3 (0.49%) French Language
11 3 (0.49%) Publishing
12 2 (0.33%) Billing
12 2 (0.33%) International Banking
13 1 (0.16%) Marketing
13 1 (0.16%) Wholesale Banking
13 1 (0.16%) Games
Job Titles
1 229 (37.73%) Developer
2 220 (36.24%) Analyst
3 141 (23.23%) Business Analyst
4 71 (11.70%) Java Developer
5 40 (6.59%) Project Manager
6 38 (6.26%) C# Developer
7 34 (5.60%) Support Analyst
8 25 (4.12%) Fidessa Developer
9 17 (2.80%) Consultant
9 17 (2.80%) Python Developer
9 17 (2.80%) WPF Developer
10 16 (2.64%) Test Manager
10 16 (2.64%) Senior Developer
10 16 (2.64%) Applications Support
11 14 (2.31%) Test Analyst
12 13 (2.14%) Senior Analyst
12 13 (2.14%) Data Analyst
12 13 (2.14%) C++ Developer
13 10 (1.65%) Senior Business Analyst
13 10 (1.65%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (11.04%) FIX Protocol
2 45 (7.41%) .NET
3 33 (5.44%) WPF
4 21 (3.46%) WinForms
4 21 (3.46%) Spring
5 19 (3.13%) XML
6 18 (2.97%) HTML
7 14 (2.31%) Middleware
8 13 (2.14%) WCF
9 12 (1.98%) Hibernate
10 11 (1.81%) CSS
11 10 (1.65%) Rendezvous
12 9 (1.48%) HTML5
13 8 (1.32%) Boost C++ Libraries
13 8 (1.32%) Web Services
14 7 (1.15%) JMS
15 6 (0.99%) ASP.NET
15 6 (0.99%) Ext JS
16 5 (0.82%) jQuery
16 5 (0.82%) Task Parallel Library
Miscellaneous
1 220 (36.24%) Derivative
2 169 (27.84%) Fixed Income
3 141 (23.23%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 54 (8.90%) Equity Derivative
5 41 (6.75%) Computer Science
6 31 (5.11%) Credit Risk
7 21 (3.46%) Management Information System
8 19 (3.13%) Market Risk
9 17 (2.80%) Hedge funds
10 16 (2.64%) Credit Derivative
11 12 (1.98%) Reference Data
12 10 (1.65%) Tandem
13 8 (1.32%) Visualisation
14 7 (1.15%) Enterprise Software
15 6 (0.99%) Mathematics
15 6 (0.99%) SWIFT
15 6 (0.99%) N-Tier
16 5 (0.82%) Blackberry
16 5 (0.82%) Graphic Design
17 3 (0.49%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 156 (25.70%) UNIX
2 61 (10.05%) Windows
3 57 (9.39%) Linux
4 14 (2.31%) Windows 7
5 8 (1.32%) Windows XP
6 7 (1.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (0.66%) Solaris
8 3 (0.49%) SUSE
9 2 (0.33%) Android
9 2 (0.33%) Apple iOS
9 2 (0.33%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (10.38%) Low Latency
2 62 (10.21%) Business Analysis
3 60 (9.88%) OO
4 57 (9.39%) Electronic Trading
5 56 (9.23%) Multithreading
6 54 (8.90%) Project Management
7 52 (8.57%) Agile Software Development
8 48 (7.91%) Risk Management
9 45 (7.41%) Asset Management
10 39 (6.43%) TDD
10 39 (6.43%) Data Analysis
11 36 (5.93%) Migration
12 34 (5.60%) Stakeholder Management
13 33 (5.44%) Investment Management
14 32 (5.27%) Algorithmic Trading
15 30 (4.94%) Unit Testing
16 29 (4.78%) User Acceptance Testing
17 28 (4.61%) Software Engineering
18 27 (4.45%) Scrum
19 23 (3.79%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 192 (31.63%) SQL
2 171 (28.17%) Java
3 117 (19.28%) C#
4 72 (11.86%) Perl
4 72 (11.86%) Python
5 68 (11.20%) C++
6 29 (4.78%) Shell Script
6 29 (4.78%) VBA
7 22 (3.62%) C
8 20 (3.29%) Tcl
9 17 (2.80%) JavaScript
10 13 (2.14%) AWK
10 13 (2.14%) C-shell
11 11 (1.81%) Scala
11 11 (1.81%) T-SQL
12 10 (1.65%) VB
13 7 (1.15%) Ruby
14 6 (0.99%) PL/SQL
15 5 (0.82%) Bash Shell
16 4 (0.66%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 30 (4.94%) Degree
2 7 (1.15%) ISEB
3 6 (0.99%) CIMA
4 5 (0.82%) ISTQB
5 4 (0.66%) PMI Certification
6 3 (0.49%) PhD
7 2 (0.33%) Six Sigma Black Belt
7 2 (0.33%) HNC
7 2 (0.33%) HND
8 1 (0.16%) ACCA
8 1 (0.16%) CISSP
8 1 (0.16%) CNA
8 1 (0.16%) Novell Certification
8 1 (0.16%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.16%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.16%) PMP
8 1 (0.16%) IIBA
8 1 (0.16%) MBA
8 1 (0.16%) Network+ Certification
8 1 (0.16%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (5.44%) EMIR
2 28 (4.61%) Dodd-Frank
3 25 (4.12%) QA
4 12 (1.98%) Basel III
5 5 (0.82%) FATCA
6 3 (0.49%) CRD IV
7 2 (0.33%) MiFID
7 2 (0.33%) Solvency II
8 1 (0.16%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.16%) SLA
8 1 (0.16%) Basel II
System Software
1 11 (1.81%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.49%) NFS
3 2 (0.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.16%) XenApp
4 1 (0.16%) XenDesktop
4 1 (0.16%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 1 (0.16%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.16%) Squid
Systems Management
1 10 (1.65%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (1.15%) ITRS Geneos
3 3 (0.49%) Puppet
4 2 (0.33%) Tivoli
4 2 (0.33%) BMC Marimba
5 1 (0.16%) Control-M
Vendors
1 82 (13.51%) Oracle
2 60 (9.88%) Sybase
3 58 (9.56%) Fidessa
4 24 (3.95%) Bloomberg
5 23 (3.79%) Reuters
6 22 (3.62%) Microsoft
7 13 (2.14%) Charles River
8 11 (1.81%) TIBCO
9 8 (1.32%) Fiserv
10 7 (1.15%) thinkFolio
10 7 (1.15%) Sencha
10 7 (1.15%) Perforce
11 6 (0.99%) SunGard
11 6 (0.99%) 29West
12 5 (0.82%) Red Hat
13 4 (0.66%) Informatica
13 4 (0.66%) IBM
13 4 (0.66%) Business Objects
13 4 (0.66%) ION Trading
13 4 (0.66%) Syncfusion
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