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 July 2015 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 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Equities
Rank 326 349 245
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -104
Contract jobs citing Equities 332 267 413
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.58% 0.49% 0.81%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.84% 1.53% 2.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 252 202 305
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£550 £550 £550
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £419
10% offered a daily rate of more than £725 £650 £675
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £425
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -11.76%
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
18080 17436 16925
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 31.69% 31.87% 33.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 11387 10584 10034
Average daily rate £415 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £608 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 691 668 744
Average hourly rate £19.69 £20.55 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.17% -6.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £12.51 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.08 £21.63 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-11.76% +8.12%

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 2015.

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 17 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 2015. 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 +19 311 £550 - 119
London +28 308 £550 - 118
City of London +27 99 £525 - 62
Scotland -10 10 £450 +20.00%
Northern Ireland - 8 £175 -
County Antrim - 8 £175 -
Belfast - 8 £175 -
Edinburgh -4 4 £500 -
Glasgow -12 2 £350 -6.66%
Street - 2 - -
Somerset - 2 - -
South West - 2 - -
Docklands, London -7 1 £500 +7.23%
Stirling - 1 - -
West Yorkshire - 1 £400 -
Yorkshire - 1 £400 -
Leeds - 1 £400 -

Equities
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, 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.

1 360 (48.19%) Finance
2 298 (39.89%) Banking
3 268 (35.88%) Front Office
4 267 (35.74%) Derivative
5 246 (32.93%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 242 (32.40%) SQL
7 239 (31.99%) Fixed Income
8 218 (29.18%) Investment Banking
9 206 (27.58%) Java
10 153 (20.48%) UNIX
11 136 (18.21%) FIX Protocol
12 123 (16.47%) Analytical Skills
13 121 (16.20%) Low Latency
14 117 (15.66%) Linux
15 115 (15.39%) Agile Software Development
16 111 (14.86%) Multithreading
17 109 (14.59%) C#
18 99 (13.25%) Electronic Trading
19 97 (12.99%) Project Management
20 95 (12.72%) Risk Management
21 91 (12.18%) Business Analysis
22 86 (11.51%) SDLC
23 77 (10.31%) C++
24 76 (10.17%) Asset Management
24 76 (10.17%) Algorithmic Trading
25 71 (9.50%) SQL Server
26 70 (9.37%) Perl
27 69 (9.24%) Equity Derivative
28 67 (8.97%) Oracle
29 62 (8.30%) Degree

Equities
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, 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 (1.07%) Oracle Workflow
2 7 (0.94%) WebSphere
3 6 (0.80%) Tomcat
3 6 (0.80%) Oracle Coherence
4 5 (0.67%) WebLogic
4 5 (0.67%) SharePoint
5 3 (0.40%) Apache
5 3 (0.40%) MQSeries
6 2 (0.27%) MS Project Server
6 2 (0.27%) Node.js
6 2 (0.27%) WebSphere Application Server
6 2 (0.27%) JBoss
6 2 (0.27%) MS Exchange
6 2 (0.27%) SmartSockets
6 2 (0.27%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.13%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.13%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.13%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 46 (6.16%) MS Excel
2 17 (2.28%) MS Visio
3 14 (1.87%) MS Project
4 11 (1.47%) MS Office
5 4 (0.54%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (0.40%) PowerPivot
7 1 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 37 (4.95%) Markit EDM
2 20 (2.68%) thinkFolio
3 15 (2.01%) ION MarketView
4 9 (1.20%) LatentZero
5 8 (1.07%) SimCorp Dimension
6 6 (0.80%) Eagle PACE
7 5 (0.67%) Global One
8 4 (0.54%) Tesseract
8 4 (0.54%) Minerva
8 4 (0.54%) Sentinel
9 2 (0.27%) SAP CO
9 2 (0.27%) SAP FI
9 2 (0.27%) SAP FI/CO
9 2 (0.27%) Algo Collateral
10 1 (0.13%) SAP BPC
10 1 (0.13%) Front Arena
10 1 (0.13%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.13%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 17 (2.28%) TCP/IP
2 15 (2.01%) Firewall
3 9 (1.20%) VPN
4 8 (1.07%) Multicast
5 3 (0.40%) FTP
6 2 (0.27%) HTTP
6 2 (0.27%) DNS
6 2 (0.27%) DMZ
6 2 (0.27%) Intranet
6 2 (0.27%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 71 (9.50%) SQL Server
2 43 (5.76%) Relational Database
3 33 (4.42%) KDB
4 31 (4.15%) Data Warehouse
5 23 (3.08%) RDBMS
6 22 (2.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 21 (2.81%) BusinessObjects
8 20 (2.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 16 (2.14%) Oracle Database
10 13 (1.74%) SQL Server 2008
10 13 (1.74%) DTS
11 11 (1.47%) Oracle Database 11g
12 10 (1.34%) SQL Server 2012
13 9 (1.20%) Big Data
14 8 (1.07%) Pentaho
15 7 (0.94%) Hadoop
15 7 (0.94%) QlikView
15 7 (0.94%) Data Mining
16 6 (0.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 6 (0.80%) Impala
Development Applications
1 23 (3.08%) Subversion
2 20 (2.68%) JIRA
3 14 (1.87%) Maven
4 13 (1.74%) Eclipse
5 8 (1.07%) Visual Studio
6 7 (0.94%) Team Foundation Server
7 6 (0.80%) Git (software)
8 5 (0.67%) SpecFlow
8 5 (0.67%) JUnit
8 5 (0.67%) HP UFT
8 5 (0.67%) NUnit
8 5 (0.67%) Selenium
9 3 (0.40%) FitNesse
9 3 (0.40%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 3 (0.40%) ClearCase
9 3 (0.40%) Cucumber
9 3 (0.40%) SoapUI
9 3 (0.40%) TeamCity
9 3 (0.40%) Rhino Mocks
10 2 (0.27%) Mercurial
General
1 360 (48.19%) Finance
2 298 (39.89%) Banking
3 268 (35.88%) Front Office
4 218 (29.18%) Investment Banking
5 55 (7.36%) Back Office
6 24 (3.21%) Retail
7 23 (3.08%) Financial Institution
8 12 (1.61%) General Ledger
8 12 (1.61%) Legal
9 7 (0.94%) French Language
10 6 (0.80%) Advertising
11 3 (0.40%) Telecoms
12 2 (0.27%) German Language
12 2 (0.27%) Marketing
13 1 (0.13%) Retail Banking
13 1 (0.13%) Corporate Banking
13 1 (0.13%) Private Banking
13 1 (0.13%) Manufacturing
13 1 (0.13%) Games
Job Titles
1 310 (41.50%) Analyst
2 276 (36.95%) Developer
3 176 (23.56%) Business Analyst
4 121 (16.20%) Java Developer
5 59 (7.90%) Support Analyst
6 55 (7.36%) Applications Support
7 48 (6.43%) C# Developer
8 47 (6.29%) Project Manager
9 43 (5.76%) Senior Developer
10 35 (4.69%) Applications Support Analyst
10 35 (4.69%) C++ Developer
11 25 (3.35%) Senior Java Developer
12 23 (3.08%) Senior Analyst
13 20 (2.68%) Data Analyst
14 19 (2.54%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
15 18 (2.41%) Lead Business Analyst
16 17 (2.28%) Banking Business Analyst
16 17 (2.28%) Programmer
17 16 (2.14%) Analyst Programmer
17 16 (2.14%) Senior Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 136 (18.21%) FIX Protocol
2 54 (7.23%) .NET
3 40 (5.35%) Middleware
4 34 (4.55%) WPF
5 32 (4.28%) XML
6 28 (3.75%) Spring
7 22 (2.95%) WinForms
8 21 (2.81%) J2SE
9 18 (2.41%) HTML
10 17 (2.28%) JMS
10 17 (2.28%) WCF
11 14 (1.87%) Rendezvous
12 13 (1.74%) ASP.NET
13 12 (1.61%) STL
14 11 (1.47%) Web Services
14 11 (1.47%) Boost C++ Libraries
15 10 (1.34%) CSS
15 10 (1.34%) Akka
16 9 (1.20%) JNI
16 9 (1.20%) Drools
Miscellaneous
1 267 (35.74%) Derivative
2 246 (32.93%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 239 (31.99%) Fixed Income
4 123 (16.47%) Analytical Skills
5 69 (9.24%) Equity Derivative
6 36 (4.82%) Computer Science
7 34 (4.55%) Algorithms
8 30 (4.02%) Hedge funds
9 27 (3.61%) Contract for Difference
10 19 (2.54%) Reference Data
11 17 (2.28%) Management Information System
12 13 (1.74%) N-Tier
12 13 (1.74%) Credit Risk
13 11 (1.47%) Credit Derivative
13 11 (1.47%) Data Structures
14 10 (1.34%) ASIC
14 10 (1.34%) Market Risk
15 9 (1.20%) SWIFT
15 9 (1.20%) PMI
16 7 (0.94%) DTCC
Operating Systems
1 153 (20.48%) UNIX
2 117 (15.66%) Linux
3 42 (5.62%) Windows
4 10 (1.34%) Solaris
5 4 (0.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (0.27%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.13%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.13%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 121 (16.20%) Low Latency
2 115 (15.39%) Agile Software Development
3 111 (14.86%) Multithreading
4 99 (13.25%) Electronic Trading
5 97 (12.99%) Project Management
6 95 (12.72%) Risk Management
7 91 (12.18%) Business Analysis
8 86 (11.51%) SDLC
9 76 (10.17%) Asset Management
9 76 (10.17%) Algorithmic Trading
10 52 (6.96%) OO
11 51 (6.83%) Stakeholder Management
12 48 (6.43%) Investment Management
13 41 (5.49%) TDD
14 40 (5.35%) Migration
15 36 (4.82%) User Acceptance Testing
16 31 (4.15%) Data Modelling
17 30 (4.02%) Software Engineering
18 28 (3.75%) Data Analysis
18 28 (3.75%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 242 (32.40%) SQL
2 206 (27.58%) Java
3 109 (14.59%) C#
4 77 (10.31%) C++
5 70 (9.37%) Perl
6 59 (7.90%) Python
7 42 (5.62%) Shell Script
8 32 (4.28%) JavaScript
9 31 (4.15%) VBA
10 24 (3.21%) Scala
11 12 (1.61%) PowerShell
12 11 (1.47%) T-SQL
13 9 (1.20%) C
14 8 (1.07%) PL/SQL
14 8 (1.07%) Tcl
15 7 (0.94%) MATLAB
15 7 (0.94%) VBScript
15 7 (0.94%) AWK
16 6 (0.80%) VB
16 6 (0.80%) PHP
Qualifications
1 62 (8.30%) Degree
2 13 (1.74%) ISEB
3 11 (1.47%) PMI Certification
4 8 (1.07%) ISTQB
5 5 (0.67%) PMP
6 4 (0.54%) IIBA
6 4 (0.54%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 3 (0.40%) CBAP
7 3 (0.40%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 2 (0.27%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (0.27%) CISSP
8 2 (0.27%) CRISC
8 2 (0.27%) CISA
8 2 (0.27%) CISM
8 2 (0.27%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (0.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (0.13%) CIMA
9 1 (0.13%) CAPM
9 1 (0.13%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (0.13%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (4.55%) QA
1 34 (4.55%) EMIR
2 31 (4.15%) MiFID
3 21 (2.81%) Dodd-Frank
4 7 (0.94%) FATCA
4 7 (0.94%) CRD IV
5 6 (0.80%) COREP
6 5 (0.67%) Basel III
7 4 (0.54%) SLA
8 3 (0.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 3 (0.40%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.13%) Basel II
9 1 (0.13%) Solvency II
9 1 (0.13%) AIFMD
9 1 (0.13%) UCITS
System Software
1 8 (1.07%) Active Directory
2 5 (0.67%) Apache Flume
2 5 (0.67%) HDFS
3 1 (0.13%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 14 (1.87%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (1.07%) Control-M
3 4 (0.54%) Tivoli
3 4 (0.54%) Oozie
4 3 (0.40%) ITRS Geneos
5 2 (0.27%) Netcool
5 2 (0.27%) OpenView
5 2 (0.27%) Unicenter
5 2 (0.27%) CA Wily
6 1 (0.13%) WSUS
6 1 (0.13%) MOM
Vendors
1 67 (8.97%) Oracle
2 53 (7.10%) Sybase
3 42 (5.62%) Microsoft
4 36 (4.82%) Fidessa
5 28 (3.75%) TIBCO
6 16 (2.14%) Charles River
7 15 (2.01%) ION Trading
8 14 (1.87%) Bloomberg
9 13 (1.74%) Murex
10 9 (1.20%) HP
10 9 (1.20%) Reuters
11 8 (1.07%) SimCorp
11 8 (1.07%) Solace
12 7 (0.94%) Citrix
13 6 (0.80%) SAP
13 6 (0.80%) Portware
14 4 (0.54%) Tableau
14 4 (0.54%) ServiceNow
14 4 (0.54%) Cisco
14 4 (0.54%) IBM
City of London
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £550 - £650 per day + competitive
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: Market related
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £550 - £750 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £450 per day + Mar
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Twenty Recruitment Group
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £550.00 - £650.00 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £550.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £500 - £700 per day + competitive
Posted: 19 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per annum
Posted: 19 days ago
City of London
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 21 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £500.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 25 days ago
London
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 26 days ago
London
Orgtel
Rate: £425 - £475 per day
Posted: 27 days ago