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 2 October 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
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Equities
Rank 360 262 272
Rank change year-on-year
-98 +10
Contract jobs citing Equities 280 380 392
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.48% 0.73% 0.69%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.57% 2.34% 2.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 204 286 301
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.54% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £400 £378
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £700 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £338 £400
% change year-on-year
+18.51% -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
17795 16274 17176
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.66% 31.30% 30.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 10961 10094 9993
Average daily rate £410 £413 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.60% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 730 633 875
Average hourly rate £18.00 £17.69 £24.97
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.75% -29.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.42 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -32.69%

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 2 October 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 24 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 2 October 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 -105 261 £546 -0.68% 85
London -49 259 £550 - 82
City of London -37 64 £500 -9.09% 45
Scotland 0 11 £463 -
Edinburgh - 4 £463 -
Glasgow -15 3 - -
Docklands, London +15 2 - - 1
Canary Wharf +3 1 - -
South East -7 1 £413 -
South West -29 1 £355 +136.66%
Berkshire - 1 £413 -
Devon - - - -
Essex - - - -
North Yorkshire - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - - 1
Yorkshire - - - - 1
Exeter - - - -
Basildon - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Catterick Garrison - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
East of England - - - - 2
Mayfair - - - -
Leeds - - - - 1

Equities
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 October 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.

1 270 (45.84%) Banking
2 252 (42.78%) Front Office
3 217 (36.84%) Finance
4 201 (34.13%) Derivative
5 198 (33.62%) SQL
6 187 (31.75%) Investment Banking
7 167 (28.35%) Java
8 155 (26.32%) UNIX
9 154 (26.15%) Fixed Income
10 140 (23.77%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 117 (19.86%) C#
12 96 (16.30%) Agile Software Development
13 77 (13.07%) Oracle
14 75 (12.73%) C++
15 73 (12.39%) Low Latency
16 69 (11.71%) Business Analysis
16 69 (11.71%) Multithreading
17 68 (11.54%) Python
18 63 (10.70%) Sybase
19 61 (10.36%) Linux
20 60 (10.19%) OO
21 57 (9.68%) Windows
21 57 (9.68%) Perl
22 55 (9.34%) Fidessa
23 52 (8.83%) Risk Management
24 51 (8.66%) FIX Protocol
25 49 (8.32%) Equity Derivative
25 49 (8.32%) Analytical Skills
26 48 (8.15%) Asset Management
26 48 (8.15%) Project Management

Equities
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 October 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 (1.53%) WebSphere
2 8 (1.36%) Tomcat
3 7 (1.19%) WebLogic
4 6 (1.02%) Apache
4 6 (1.02%) Confluence
5 4 (0.68%) SharePoint
5 4 (0.68%) Oracle Coherence
6 3 (0.51%) GemFire
7 2 (0.34%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (0.34%) Oracle Workflow
8 1 (0.17%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.17%) Adobe CQ
8 1 (0.17%) Alfresco
8 1 (0.17%) TIBCO EMS
8 1 (0.17%) CMS
8 1 (0.17%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (0.17%) MQSeries
8 1 (0.17%) Documentum
Applications
1 19 (3.23%) MS Office
2 12 (2.04%) MS Excel
3 8 (1.36%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (1.02%) MS Project
5 4 (0.68%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.17%) LaTeX
6 1 (0.17%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 25 (4.24%) Markit EDM
2 5 (0.85%) Salerio
3 2 (0.34%) RMDS
3 2 (0.34%) Eagle PACE
4 1 (0.17%) Oracle Cash Management
4 1 (0.17%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.17%) Advent Geneva
4 1 (0.17%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.17%) LatentZero
4 1 (0.17%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Communications & Networking
1 17 (2.89%) TCP/IP
2 7 (1.19%) Multicast
2 7 (1.19%) SSH
3 6 (1.02%) Firewall
3 6 (1.02%) Intranet
4 3 (0.51%) DNS
5 2 (0.34%) HTTP
5 2 (0.34%) Internet
5 2 (0.34%) LDAP
5 2 (0.34%) Intrusion Detection
5 2 (0.34%) Network Security
6 1 (0.17%) BGP
6 1 (0.17%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (7.64%) SQL Server
2 40 (6.79%) Relational Database
3 29 (4.92%) KDB
4 17 (2.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 13 (2.21%) Oracle Database
5 13 (2.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 8 (1.36%) Data Warehouse
6 8 (1.36%) MS Access
7 7 (1.19%) DTS
8 6 (1.02%) RDBMS
8 6 (1.02%) SQL Server 2008
9 5 (0.85%) Data Mining
10 4 (0.68%) MySQL
10 4 (0.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 4 (0.68%) Big Data
11 2 (0.34%) DB2
11 2 (0.34%) Oracle Database 11g
12 1 (0.17%) SQL Server 2012
12 1 (0.17%) Cognos Query Studio
12 1 (0.17%) Cognos Analysis Studio
Development Applications
1 21 (3.57%) Subversion
2 15 (2.55%) JIRA
3 10 (1.70%) Visual Studio
4 5 (0.85%) NUnit
5 4 (0.68%) Eclipse
5 4 (0.68%) QuickTest Pro
5 4 (0.68%) JUnit
5 4 (0.68%) Rhino Mocks
5 4 (0.68%) Git (software)
6 3 (0.51%) Grunt
6 3 (0.51%) VisiBroker
6 3 (0.51%) Moq
6 3 (0.51%) WinRunner
7 2 (0.34%) IntelliJ
7 2 (0.34%) LoadRunner
7 2 (0.34%) Ant
7 2 (0.34%) FitNesse
7 2 (0.34%) Maven
7 2 (0.34%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (0.34%) TeamCity
General
1 270 (45.84%) Banking
2 252 (42.78%) Front Office
3 217 (36.84%) Finance
4 187 (31.75%) Investment Banking
5 38 (6.45%) Financial Institution
6 34 (5.77%) Back Office
7 20 (3.40%) Retail
8 13 (2.21%) Legal
9 3 (0.51%) French Language
9 3 (0.51%) International Banking
9 3 (0.51%) Publishing
10 2 (0.34%) Telecoms
10 2 (0.34%) Billing
11 1 (0.17%) Marketing
11 1 (0.17%) Wholesale Banking
11 1 (0.17%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.17%) Law
11 1 (0.17%) Games
Job Titles
1 233 (39.56%) Developer
2 219 (37.18%) Analyst
3 128 (21.73%) Business Analyst
4 80 (13.58%) Java Developer
5 46 (7.81%) Support Analyst
6 41 (6.96%) C# Developer
7 40 (6.79%) Project Manager
8 22 (3.74%) Fidessa Developer
8 22 (3.74%) Applications Support
9 18 (3.06%) C++ Developer
9 18 (3.06%) WPF Developer
10 15 (2.55%) Senior Developer
11 14 (2.38%) Test Analyst
11 14 (2.38%) Data Analyst
12 13 (2.21%) Python Developer
12 13 (2.21%) Consultant
13 11 (1.87%) Market Risk Business Analyst
13 11 (1.87%) Market Risk Analyst
13 11 (1.87%) Applications Support Analyst
14 9 (1.53%) Scala Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (8.66%) FIX Protocol
2 42 (7.13%) .NET
3 35 (5.94%) WPF
4 24 (4.07%) WinForms
5 23 (3.90%) XML
6 22 (3.74%) HTML
7 21 (3.57%) Spring
8 16 (2.72%) WCF
9 13 (2.21%) HTML5
9 13 (2.21%) Middleware
10 11 (1.87%) CSS
10 11 (1.87%) Rendezvous
11 10 (1.70%) FpML
11 10 (1.70%) Boost C++ Libraries
12 9 (1.53%) Web Services
12 9 (1.53%) JMS
12 9 (1.53%) Hibernate
13 8 (1.36%) Java EE
14 7 (1.19%) Ext JS
15 6 (1.02%) Task Parallel Library
Miscellaneous
1 201 (34.13%) Derivative
2 154 (26.15%) Fixed Income
3 140 (23.77%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 49 (8.32%) Equity Derivative
4 49 (8.32%) Analytical Skills
5 35 (5.94%) Computer Science
6 28 (4.75%) Credit Risk
7 26 (4.41%) Management Information System
8 23 (3.90%) Market Risk
8 23 (3.90%) Algorithms
9 18 (3.06%) Reference Data
10 15 (2.55%) Mathematics
11 14 (2.38%) Tandem
12 13 (2.21%) Hedge funds
12 13 (2.21%) Credit Derivative
13 10 (1.70%) Data Structures
14 9 (1.53%) Visualisation
15 8 (1.36%) N-Tier
16 6 (1.02%) User Experience
17 5 (0.85%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 155 (26.32%) UNIX
2 61 (10.36%) Linux
3 57 (9.68%) Windows
4 7 (1.19%) Windows 7
5 6 (1.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (0.85%) Solaris
7 3 (0.51%) SUSE
7 3 (0.51%) Windows XP
8 2 (0.34%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (0.34%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.34%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 96 (16.30%) Agile Software Development
2 73 (12.39%) Low Latency
3 69 (11.71%) Business Analysis
3 69 (11.71%) Multithreading
4 60 (10.19%) OO
5 52 (8.83%) Risk Management
6 48 (8.15%) Asset Management
6 48 (8.15%) Project Management
7 46 (7.81%) Electronic Trading
8 41 (6.96%) Data Analysis
9 39 (6.62%) TDD
9 39 (6.62%) Algorithmic Trading
10 38 (6.45%) Migration
11 33 (5.60%) Investment Management
12 32 (5.43%) Analytics
13 29 (4.92%) Stakeholder Management
14 28 (4.75%) Software Engineering
15 25 (4.24%) User Acceptance Testing
16 24 (4.07%) Scrum
17 23 (3.90%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 198 (33.62%) SQL
2 167 (28.35%) Java
3 117 (19.86%) C#
4 75 (12.73%) C++
5 68 (11.54%) Python
6 57 (9.68%) Perl
7 29 (4.92%) VBA
8 25 (4.24%) Shell Script
9 20 (3.40%) JavaScript
9 20 (3.40%) C
10 17 (2.89%) Tcl
11 13 (2.21%) T-SQL
12 10 (1.70%) VB
12 10 (1.70%) Scala
13 9 (1.53%) C-shell
13 9 (1.53%) AWK
14 7 (1.19%) PL/SQL
15 5 (0.85%) Bash Shell
16 4 (0.68%) Korn
16 4 (0.68%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 38 (6.45%) Degree
2 8 (1.36%) ISEB
3 4 (0.68%) CIMA
4 2 (0.34%) PMI Certification
4 2 (0.34%) CISSP
4 2 (0.34%) CNA
4 2 (0.34%) Novell Certification
4 2 (0.34%) PhD
4 2 (0.34%) GIAC
4 2 (0.34%) Network+ Certification
4 2 (0.34%) ISTQB
4 2 (0.34%) GCIA
5 1 (0.17%) IIBA
5 1 (0.17%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (0.17%) Six Sigma Black Belt
5 1 (0.17%) HNC
5 1 (0.17%) HND
5 1 (0.17%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (4.41%) EMIR
2 20 (3.40%) QA
2 20 (3.40%) Dodd-Frank
3 12 (2.04%) Basel III
4 5 (0.85%) CRD IV
5 3 (0.51%) Basel II
6 2 (0.34%) MiFID
7 1 (0.17%) FATCA
7 1 (0.17%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.17%) Solvency II
7 1 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.17%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.17%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (1.02%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.51%) NFS
3 2 (0.34%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.17%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 1 (0.17%) XenApp
4 1 (0.17%) XenDesktop
4 1 (0.17%) Squid
4 1 (0.17%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 8 (1.36%) HP Quality Center
1 8 (1.36%) ITRS Geneos
2 3 (0.51%) Puppet
3 2 (0.34%) Tivoli
3 2 (0.34%) BMC Marimba
4 1 (0.17%) Control-M
Vendors
1 77 (13.07%) Oracle
2 63 (10.70%) Sybase
3 55 (9.34%) Fidessa
4 22 (3.74%) Reuters
5 20 (3.40%) Bloomberg
6 16 (2.72%) TIBCO
7 15 (2.55%) Charles River
7 15 (2.55%) Microsoft
8 10 (1.70%) thinkFolio
9 7 (1.19%) 29West
9 7 (1.19%) Informatica
9 7 (1.19%) Perforce
10 6 (1.02%) Fiserv
11 5 (0.85%) Sencha
11 5 (0.85%) Red Hat
12 4 (0.68%) Calypso
12 4 (0.68%) IBM
12 4 (0.68%) Business Objects
12 4 (0.68%) GoldenSource
13 3 (0.51%) MarketAxess
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