The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Equities in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Equities over the 3 months to 3 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Equities
Rank 363 292 295
Rank change year-on-year
-71 +3
Contract jobs citing Equities 315 416 386
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.57% 0.75% 0.70%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.74% 2.35% 2.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 234 308 306
Median daily rate £550 £550 £550
90% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £425 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £700 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £22.50
UK excluding London median 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
18125 17694 17778
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 32.60% 31.70% 32.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 11788 10715 10842
Median daily rate £425 £418 £401
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.67% +4.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 603 694 769
Median hourly rate £22.00 £18.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.91% -11.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.49 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.39 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.00 £19.00 £20.38
% change year-on-year
+15.78% -6.74%

Equities
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Equities as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 May 2016.

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 16 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Equities within the UK over the 3 months to 3 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -82 303 £550 - 57
London -59 298 £550 - 57
City of London +37 87 £525 -0.47% 19
Scotland -17 12 £385 -6.66%
Glasgow +4 11 £385 -3.75%
Canary Wharf -2 3 £650 +30.00%
Oxfordshire - 2 £500 -
South East - 2 £500 -
Edinburgh -11 1 - -
Cambridgeshire - 1 £600 -
Yorkshire - 1 £290 -
East of England - 1 £600 -
Docklands, London - 1 £600 -
Cambridge - 1 £600 -
Bingley - 1 £290 -
West Yorkshire - 1 £290 -

Equities
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Equities also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Equities.

1 350 (52.47%) Banking
2 325 (48.73%) Finance
3 275 (41.23%) Front Office
4 269 (40.33%) Investment Banking
5 239 (35.83%) Fixed Income
6 217 (32.53%) SQL
7 212 (31.78%) Java
8 210 (31.48%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 196 (29.39%) Derivative
10 158 (23.69%) Unix
11 131 (19.64%) Agile Software Development
12 113 (16.94%) Linux
13 112 (16.79%) C#
14 103 (15.44%) Multithreading
15 93 (13.94%) Low Latency
16 87 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
16 87 (13.04%) FIX Protocol
17 82 (12.29%) Electronic Trading
18 71 (10.64%) Perl
19 70 (10.49%) Project Management
20 69 (10.34%) Oracle
21 66 (9.90%) Sybase
22 64 (9.60%) Windows
23 63 (9.45%) Business Analysis
24 61 (9.15%) SQL Server
25 59 (8.85%) Analytics
26 58 (8.70%) SDLC
27 57 (8.55%) JavaScript
28 54 (8.10%) Algorithmic Trading
29 51 (7.65%) QA

Equities
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 16 (2.40%) Tomcat
2 9 (1.35%) MQSeries
3 7 (1.05%) WebSphere
4 6 (0.90%) Apache Spark
5 5 (0.75%) Confluence
5 5 (0.75%) Mule
5 5 (0.75%) SharePoint
5 5 (0.75%) WebLogic
5 5 (0.75%) WebSphere Application Server
6 4 (0.60%) IIS
6 4 (0.60%) Oracle Coherence
7 2 (0.30%) Apache
7 2 (0.30%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (0.30%) GemFire
7 2 (0.30%) JBoss
8 1 (0.15%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.15%) Node.js
Applications
1 30 (4.50%) MS Excel
2 15 (2.25%) MS Project
3 14 (2.10%) MS PowerPoint
4 8 (1.20%) Spreadsheet
5 7 (1.05%) MS Office
6 4 (0.60%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.15%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 12 (1.80%) Markit EDM
2 8 (1.20%) Front Arena
3 6 (0.90%) SimCorp Dimension
4 5 (0.75%) thinkFolio
5 3 (0.45%) Eikon
5 3 (0.45%) Global One
6 2 (0.30%) IntelliMatch
6 2 (0.30%) LatentZero
6 2 (0.30%) MetaTrader
6 2 (0.30%) Minerva
6 2 (0.30%) Sentinel
7 1 (0.15%) Oracle General Ledger
7 1 (0.15%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
7 1 (0.15%) Rolfe and Nolan
7 1 (0.15%) SunGard APT
7 1 (0.15%) SunGard GMI
7 1 (0.15%) SunGard Stream Clearvision
7 1 (0.15%) Tesseract
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.15%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.15%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 31 (4.65%) TCP/IP
2 13 (1.95%) Multicast
3 8 (1.20%) Firewall
4 4 (0.60%) Internet
4 4 (0.60%) Network Security
4 4 (0.60%) PuTTY
4 4 (0.60%) VPN
5 3 (0.45%) Intranet
6 2 (0.30%) BGP
6 2 (0.30%) DWDM
6 2 (0.30%) HTTP
6 2 (0.30%) Intrusion Detection
6 2 (0.30%) LAN
6 2 (0.30%) MPLS
6 2 (0.30%) NGN
6 2 (0.30%) Packet Switching
6 2 (0.30%) SAN
6 2 (0.30%) tcpdump
6 2 (0.30%) Unified Communications
6 2 (0.30%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (9.15%) SQL Server
2 47 (7.05%) Relational Database
3 27 (4.05%) MongoDB
4 21 (3.15%) Data Warehouse
5 19 (2.85%) RDBMS
6 18 (2.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 14 (2.10%) DB2
8 12 (1.80%) Oracle Database
9 11 (1.65%) NoSQL
10 10 (1.50%) KDB
10 10 (1.50%) SQL Server 2012
11 9 (1.35%) Big Data
12 8 (1.20%) BusinessObjects
12 8 (1.20%) Hazelcast
13 5 (0.75%) Apache Cassandra
13 5 (0.75%) Crystal Reports
13 5 (0.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 4 (0.60%) BusinessObjects XI
14 4 (0.60%) Hadoop
14 4 (0.60%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 29 (4.35%) JIRA
2 20 (3.00%) Maven
3 19 (2.85%) JUnit
4 15 (2.25%) Subversion
5 11 (1.65%) Selenium
6 10 (1.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 8 (1.20%) ClearCase
7 8 (1.20%) ClearQuest
7 8 (1.20%) Git (software)
8 7 (1.05%) HP UFT
9 6 (0.90%) Cucumber
9 6 (0.90%) Jenkins
9 6 (0.90%) JMeter
9 6 (0.90%) LoadRunner
10 5 (0.75%) EasyMock
10 5 (0.75%) Mockito
10 5 (0.75%) Team Foundation Server
11 4 (0.60%) Bower
11 4 (0.60%) Grunt
11 4 (0.60%) Log4j
General
1 350 (52.47%) Banking
2 325 (48.73%) Finance
3 275 (41.23%) Front Office
4 269 (40.33%) Investment Banking
5 43 (6.45%) Financial Institution
6 37 (5.55%) Back Office
7 29 (4.35%) Retail
8 10 (1.50%) Legal
9 8 (1.20%) Corporate Banking
10 6 (0.90%) Wholesale Banking
11 5 (0.75%) Marketing
12 4 (0.60%) General Ledger
13 2 (0.30%) Advertising
13 2 (0.30%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 295 (44.23%) Developer
2 224 (33.58%) Analyst
3 128 (19.19%) Java Developer
4 122 (18.29%) Business Analyst
5 56 (8.40%) Project Manager
6 51 (7.65%) Front Office Developer
7 45 (6.75%) Senior Developer
8 41 (6.15%) Support Analyst
9 38 (5.70%) C# Developer
10 35 (5.25%) Applications Support
11 34 (5.10%) IT Analyst
12 33 (4.95%) Business IT Analyst
12 33 (4.95%) IT Business Analyst
13 28 (4.20%) Investment Banking Java Developer
14 27 (4.05%) Banking Analyst
14 27 (4.05%) SQL Developer
15 26 (3.90%) C++ Developer
16 24 (3.60%) Risk Analyst
16 24 (3.60%) SQL Analyst
17 20 (3.00%) Risk Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 87 (13.04%) FIX Protocol
2 51 (7.65%) HTML
3 40 (6.00%) .NET
4 37 (5.55%) XML
5 34 (5.10%) AngularJS
5 34 (5.10%) Spring
6 30 (4.50%) J2EE
7 26 (3.90%) JMS
8 22 (3.30%) HTML5
9 20 (3.00%) WPF
10 19 (2.85%) Hibernate
11 17 (2.55%) FpML
12 16 (2.40%) Middleware
13 14 (2.10%) J2SE
13 14 (2.10%) JSON
14 13 (1.95%) REST
15 10 (1.50%) CSS
15 10 (1.50%) WebSphere MQ
16 9 (1.35%) ASP.NET
16 9 (1.35%) JAXB
Miscellaneous
1 239 (35.83%) Fixed Income
2 210 (31.48%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 196 (29.39%) Derivative
4 87 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
5 47 (7.05%) Equity Derivative
6 35 (5.25%) Data Structures
7 34 (5.10%) Fintech
8 30 (4.50%) Market Risk
9 23 (3.45%) Hedge funds
10 20 (3.00%) Management Information System
11 18 (2.70%) Computer Science
12 15 (2.25%) Credit Risk
13 13 (1.95%) Algorithms
13 13 (1.95%) Data Centre
13 13 (1.95%) Reference Data
14 10 (1.50%) Enterprise Software
14 10 (1.50%) SWIFT
15 8 (1.20%) Mathematics
15 8 (1.20%) N-Tier
16 7 (1.05%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 158 (23.69%) Unix
2 113 (16.94%) Linux
3 64 (9.60%) Windows
4 15 (2.25%) Windows Server
5 11 (1.65%) Solaris
6 4 (0.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (0.45%) AIX
7 3 (0.45%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.30%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.15%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.15%) SUSE
9 1 (0.15%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.15%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.15%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 131 (19.64%) Agile Software Development
2 103 (15.44%) Multithreading
3 93 (13.94%) Low Latency
4 82 (12.29%) Electronic Trading
5 70 (10.49%) Project Management
6 63 (9.45%) Business Analysis
7 59 (8.85%) Analytics
8 58 (8.70%) SDLC
9 54 (8.10%) Algorithmic Trading
10 49 (7.35%) Risk Management
11 47 (7.05%) Asset Management
12 44 (6.60%) Migration
13 41 (6.15%) Performance Tuning
14 36 (5.40%) Data Management
15 35 (5.25%) TDD
16 34 (5.10%) User Acceptance Testing
17 31 (4.65%) Data Analysis
18 28 (4.20%) Data Modelling
18 28 (4.20%) Investment Management
19 27 (4.05%) Market Making
Programming Languages
1 217 (32.53%) SQL
2 212 (31.78%) Java
3 112 (16.79%) C#
4 71 (10.64%) Perl
5 57 (8.55%) JavaScript
6 46 (6.90%) Python
6 46 (6.90%) Shell Script
7 39 (5.85%) C++
8 34 (5.10%) Scala
9 22 (3.30%) Bash Shell
10 20 (3.00%) VBA
11 16 (2.40%) PL/SQL
11 16 (2.40%) VB
12 15 (2.25%) PowerShell
12 15 (2.25%) T-SQL
13 11 (1.65%) Tcl
14 7 (1.05%) MATLAB
14 7 (1.05%) R
15 6 (0.90%) C
15 6 (0.90%) PHP
Qualifications
1 49 (7.35%) Degree
2 11 (1.65%) PMI Certification
3 8 (1.20%) ITIL Certification
4 4 (0.60%) CISM
4 4 (0.60%) CISSP
4 4 (0.60%) PMP
5 3 (0.45%) CCA
5 3 (0.45%) Citrix Certification
5 3 (0.45%) PhD
6 2 (0.30%) APMP
6 2 (0.30%) CNA
6 2 (0.30%) GCIA
6 2 (0.30%) GCIH
6 2 (0.30%) GIAC
6 2 (0.30%) ISEB
6 2 (0.30%) Network+ Certification
6 2 (0.30%) Novell Certification
6 2 (0.30%) SANS
7 1 (0.15%) CRISC
7 1 (0.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (7.65%) QA
2 45 (6.75%) MiFID
3 18 (2.70%) EMIR
4 16 (2.40%) Dodd-Frank
5 7 (1.05%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.30%) Basel III
6 2 (0.30%) FATCA
6 2 (0.30%) SLA
7 1 (0.15%) COREP
7 1 (0.15%) CRD IV
7 1 (0.15%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.15%) ISO20022
7 1 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (0.45%) Docker
1 3 (0.45%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (0.45%) XenApp
2 2 (0.30%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.30%) NFS
2 2 (0.30%) Oracle RAC
2 2 (0.30%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 12 (1.80%) Control-M
2 10 (1.50%) HP Quality Center
3 5 (0.75%) ITRS Geneos
4 4 (0.60%) Nagios
4 4 (0.60%) Puppet
5 3 (0.45%) AppDNA
5 3 (0.45%) Tivoli
6 2 (0.30%) Ganglia
6 2 (0.30%) Kibana
6 2 (0.30%) logstash
7 1 (0.15%) Ansible
7 1 (0.15%) EMC VPLEX
7 1 (0.15%) Foglight
7 1 (0.15%) OpenView
7 1 (0.15%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 69 (10.34%) Oracle
2 66 (9.90%) Sybase
3 50 (7.50%) Fidessa
4 29 (4.35%) Microsoft
5 22 (3.30%) Bloomberg
6 15 (2.25%) Reuters
7 13 (1.95%) TIBCO
8 11 (1.65%) Charles River
8 11 (1.65%) Informatica
9 10 (1.50%) DataSynapse
9 10 (1.50%) Murex
10 7 (1.05%) Citrix
10 7 (1.05%) HP
10 7 (1.05%) ServiceNow
11 6 (0.90%) DevExpress
11 6 (0.90%) SimCorp
11 6 (0.90%) Trayport
11 6 (0.90%) VMware
12 5 (0.75%) IBM
12 5 (0.75%) Remedy
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