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 September 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Equities
Rank 353 256 267
Rank change year-on-year
-97 +11
Contract jobs citing Equities 264 394 403
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.47% 0.75% 0.69%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.53% 2.40% 2.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 185 300 312
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£525 £550 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.54% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £425 £396
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £689 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £338 £400
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -15.62%
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
17295 16389 17515
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.52% 31.07% 29.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 10526 10094 10144
Average daily rate £401 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.90% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £243 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 719 666 878
Average hourly rate £18.53 £18.02 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -27.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.42 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.53 £17.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -36.36%

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 September 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 20 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 September 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 -101 249 £525 -4.54% 92
London -56 248 £525 -4.54% 90
City of London -40 62 £500 -9.09% 57
Scotland -11 11 £375 -6.25% 1
Glasgow -15 6 £363 -21.62% 1
Edinburgh - 3 £375 -
Docklands, London +16 2 - -
Stirling -8 2 - -
Canary Wharf +5 1 - -
East of England - - - - 1
South East - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
Essex - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
North Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
Basildon - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Bishop's Stortford - - - -
Catterick Garrison - - - -

Equities
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 September 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.

1 272 (45.33%) Banking
2 244 (40.67%) Front Office
3 216 (36.00%) Finance
4 213 (35.50%) Derivative
5 193 (32.17%) SQL
6 192 (32.00%) Investment Banking
7 173 (28.83%) Java
8 165 (27.50%) UNIX
9 154 (25.67%) Fixed Income
10 139 (23.17%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 113 (18.83%) C#
12 96 (16.00%) Agile Software Development
13 77 (12.83%) Oracle
14 74 (12.33%) Python
15 73 (12.17%) C++
16 71 (11.83%) Low Latency
17 68 (11.33%) Business Analysis
18 66 (11.00%) Multithreading
19 64 (10.67%) Perl
19 64 (10.67%) Linux
20 63 (10.50%) FIX Protocol
21 61 (10.17%) Windows
21 61 (10.17%) OO
21 61 (10.17%) Sybase
22 60 (10.00%) Fidessa
23 52 (8.67%) Project Management
24 51 (8.50%) Equity Derivative
24 51 (8.50%) Electronic Trading
25 50 (8.33%) Risk Management
26 46 (7.67%) Analytical Skills

Equities
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 10 (1.67%) Tomcat
2 8 (1.33%) Confluence
2 8 (1.33%) Apache
3 7 (1.17%) SharePoint
4 4 (0.67%) Oracle Coherence
4 4 (0.67%) WebSphere
5 3 (0.50%) GemFire
6 2 (0.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (0.33%) Oracle Workflow
6 2 (0.33%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.17%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.17%) Adobe CQ
7 1 (0.17%) Documentum
7 1 (0.17%) MQSeries
7 1 (0.17%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (0.17%) CMS
7 1 (0.17%) Alfresco
7 1 (0.17%) TIBCO EMS
Applications
1 22 (3.67%) MS Office
2 12 (2.00%) MS Excel
3 7 (1.17%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (1.00%) MS Project
5 4 (0.67%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.17%) LaTeX
6 1 (0.17%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 32 (5.33%) Markit EDM
2 8 (1.33%) Salerio
3 2 (0.33%) RMDS
3 2 (0.33%) SunGard GMI
3 2 (0.33%) Eagle PACE
4 1 (0.17%) Oracle Cash Management
4 1 (0.17%) Advent Geneva
4 1 (0.17%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.17%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.17%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 1 (0.17%) LatentZero
Communications & Networking
1 20 (3.33%) TCP/IP
2 9 (1.50%) Firewall
3 7 (1.17%) Multicast
3 7 (1.17%) SSH
4 6 (1.00%) Intranet
5 4 (0.67%) VPN
6 3 (0.50%) DNS
7 2 (0.33%) Intrusion Detection
7 2 (0.33%) Network Security
7 2 (0.33%) LDAP
7 2 (0.33%) HTTP
7 2 (0.33%) Internet
8 1 (0.17%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (7.00%) SQL Server
2 40 (6.67%) Relational Database
3 32 (5.33%) KDB
4 17 (2.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 16 (2.67%) Oracle Database
6 13 (2.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 9 (1.50%) DTS
8 7 (1.17%) Data Warehouse
8 7 (1.17%) MS Access
8 7 (1.17%) SQL Server 2008
9 6 (1.00%) RDBMS
10 5 (0.83%) Data Mining
10 5 (0.83%) MySQL
11 4 (0.67%) Big Data
12 3 (0.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 2 (0.33%) Oracle Database 11g
13 2 (0.33%) DB2
14 1 (0.17%) SQL Server 2012
14 1 (0.17%) Cognos Query Studio
14 1 (0.17%) Cognos Analysis Studio
Development Applications
1 21 (3.50%) Subversion
2 17 (2.83%) JIRA
3 7 (1.17%) Visual Studio
4 6 (1.00%) Git (software)
5 5 (0.83%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (0.67%) Eclipse
6 4 (0.67%) QuickTest Pro
7 3 (0.50%) WinRunner
8 2 (0.33%) FitNesse
8 2 (0.33%) TeamCity
8 2 (0.33%) VisiBroker
8 2 (0.33%) Ant
8 2 (0.33%) JUnit
8 2 (0.33%) IntelliJ
8 2 (0.33%) LoadRunner
8 2 (0.33%) Grunt
9 1 (0.17%) Jenkins
9 1 (0.17%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 1 (0.17%) StyleCop
9 1 (0.17%) TortoiseSVN
General
1 272 (45.33%) Banking
2 244 (40.67%) Front Office
3 216 (36.00%) Finance
4 192 (32.00%) Investment Banking
5 41 (6.83%) Financial Institution
6 37 (6.17%) Back Office
7 19 (3.17%) Retail
8 12 (2.00%) Legal
9 4 (0.67%) General Ledger
10 3 (0.50%) Publishing
10 3 (0.50%) French Language
11 2 (0.33%) Billing
11 2 (0.33%) International Banking
11 2 (0.33%) Telecoms
12 1 (0.17%) Games
12 1 (0.17%) Law
12 1 (0.17%) Marketing
12 1 (0.17%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 233 (38.83%) Developer
2 226 (37.67%) Analyst
3 135 (22.50%) Business Analyst
4 77 (12.83%) Java Developer
5 42 (7.00%) Support Analyst
6 38 (6.33%) Project Manager
7 36 (6.00%) C# Developer
8 25 (4.17%) Fidessa Developer
9 19 (3.17%) Applications Support
10 16 (2.67%) Python Developer
10 16 (2.67%) C++ Developer
11 15 (2.50%) Test Analyst
11 15 (2.50%) Senior Developer
12 14 (2.33%) WPF Developer
12 14 (2.33%) Consultant
12 14 (2.33%) Data Analyst
13 10 (1.67%) Market Risk Business Analyst
13 10 (1.67%) Senior Java Developer
13 10 (1.67%) Architect
13 10 (1.67%) Market Risk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (10.50%) FIX Protocol
2 41 (6.83%) .NET
3 30 (5.00%) WPF
4 23 (3.83%) XML
5 22 (3.67%) WinForms
6 20 (3.33%) Spring
6 20 (3.33%) HTML
7 15 (2.50%) WCF
8 13 (2.17%) Middleware
9 12 (2.00%) CSS
10 11 (1.83%) Rendezvous
10 11 (1.83%) Boost C++ Libraries
11 10 (1.67%) Hibernate
12 9 (1.50%) Web Services
12 9 (1.50%) HTML5
13 8 (1.33%) Ext JS
14 7 (1.17%) JMS
15 6 (1.00%) jQuery
15 6 (1.00%) ASP.NET
16 5 (0.83%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 213 (35.50%) Derivative
2 154 (25.67%) Fixed Income
3 139 (23.17%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 51 (8.50%) Equity Derivative
5 46 (7.67%) Analytical Skills
6 38 (6.33%) Computer Science
7 33 (5.50%) Credit Risk
8 27 (4.50%) Management Information System
9 21 (3.50%) Market Risk
10 18 (3.00%) Reference Data
11 15 (2.50%) Credit Derivative
12 14 (2.33%) Hedge funds
12 14 (2.33%) Tandem
13 10 (1.67%) Mathematics
14 9 (1.50%) Visualisation
15 7 (1.17%) Enterprise Software
15 7 (1.17%) N-Tier
16 6 (1.00%) User Experience
17 5 (0.83%) Graphic Design
18 4 (0.67%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 165 (27.50%) UNIX
2 64 (10.67%) Linux
3 61 (10.17%) Windows
4 8 (1.33%) Windows 7
5 6 (1.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (0.67%) Solaris
7 3 (0.50%) Windows XP
7 3 (0.50%) SUSE
8 2 (0.33%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.33%) Android
8 2 (0.33%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 96 (16.00%) Agile Software Development
2 71 (11.83%) Low Latency
3 68 (11.33%) Business Analysis
4 66 (11.00%) Multithreading
5 61 (10.17%) OO
6 52 (8.67%) Project Management
7 51 (8.50%) Electronic Trading
8 50 (8.33%) Risk Management
9 44 (7.33%) Asset Management
10 43 (7.17%) Data Analysis
11 40 (6.67%) TDD
12 38 (6.33%) Algorithmic Trading
13 37 (6.17%) Migration
14 33 (5.50%) Software Engineering
15 32 (5.33%) Investment Management
16 29 (4.83%) Unit Testing
16 29 (4.83%) Analytics
17 28 (4.67%) User Acceptance Testing
18 26 (4.33%) Stakeholder Management
19 25 (4.17%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 193 (32.17%) SQL
2 173 (28.83%) Java
3 113 (18.83%) C#
4 74 (12.33%) Python
5 73 (12.17%) C++
6 64 (10.67%) Perl
7 28 (4.67%) Shell Script
7 28 (4.67%) VBA
8 22 (3.67%) C
9 20 (3.33%) Tcl
10 18 (3.00%) JavaScript
11 13 (2.17%) AWK
11 13 (2.17%) C-shell
12 11 (1.83%) Scala
13 10 (1.67%) T-SQL
14 9 (1.50%) VB
15 7 (1.17%) Ruby
16 6 (1.00%) PL/SQL
17 5 (0.83%) Bash Shell
18 4 (0.67%) Korn
Qualifications
1 30 (5.00%) Degree
2 8 (1.33%) ISEB
3 5 (0.83%) CIMA
4 3 (0.50%) PhD
5 2 (0.33%) GCIA
5 2 (0.33%) ISTQB
5 2 (0.33%) GIAC
5 2 (0.33%) Network+ Certification
5 2 (0.33%) HNC
5 2 (0.33%) HND
5 2 (0.33%) PMI Certification
5 2 (0.33%) CISSP
5 2 (0.33%) CNA
5 2 (0.33%) Novell Certification
6 1 (0.17%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.17%) IIBA
6 1 (0.17%) Six Sigma Black Belt
6 1 (0.17%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (5.00%) EMIR
2 24 (4.00%) Dodd-Frank
3 23 (3.83%) QA
4 14 (2.33%) Basel III
5 4 (0.67%) CRD IV
6 2 (0.33%) Solvency II
6 2 (0.33%) Basel II
6 2 (0.33%) FATCA
7 1 (0.17%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.17%) SLA
7 1 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 6 (1.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.50%) NFS
3 2 (0.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.17%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 1 (0.17%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.17%) XenApp
4 1 (0.17%) XenDesktop
4 1 (0.17%) Squid
Systems Management
1 10 (1.67%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (1.33%) ITRS Geneos
3 3 (0.50%) Puppet
4 2 (0.33%) BMC Marimba
4 2 (0.33%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.17%) Control-M
Vendors
1 77 (12.83%) Oracle
2 61 (10.17%) Sybase
3 60 (10.00%) Fidessa
4 23 (3.83%) Reuters
5 21 (3.50%) Bloomberg
6 16 (2.67%) Microsoft
7 14 (2.33%) TIBCO
8 13 (2.17%) Charles River
9 9 (1.50%) Fiserv
10 7 (1.17%) Informatica
10 7 (1.17%) Perforce
10 7 (1.17%) 29West
11 6 (1.00%) Sencha
11 6 (1.00%) thinkFolio
12 5 (0.83%) Red Hat
13 4 (0.67%) GoldenSource
13 4 (0.67%) IBM
14 3 (0.50%) Calypso
14 3 (0.50%) SmartStream
14 3 (0.50%) Murex
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