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 27 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
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Equities
Rank 413 311 297
Rank change year-on-year
-102 -14
Contract jobs citing Equities 257 371 360
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.47% 0.68% 0.68%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.43% 2.14% 2.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 178 267 298
Median daily rate £575 £550 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.54% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £425 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £700 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £438 £375
% change year-on-year
-8.57% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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
18013 17308 16772
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 33.02% 31.81% 31.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 11670 10593 10336
Median daily rate £425 £413 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +0.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £615 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 605 711 735
Median hourly rate £21.50 £18.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.44% -12.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.33 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £18.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
+19.44% -12.19%

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 27 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 13 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 27 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 -97 240 £600 +9.09% 65
London -71 236 £600 +9.09% 63
City of London +9 52 £600 +13.74% 35
Scotland -12 17 £400 -5.88% 2
Glasgow +4 13 £400 - 2
Edinburgh +2 4 - -
Canary Wharf -1 2 £613 +22.50%
Oxfordshire - 2 £500 -
South East - 2 £500 - 1
Cambridgeshire - 1 £600 -
East of England - 1 £600 -
Docklands, London - 1 £600 -
Cambridge - 1 £600 -

Equities
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 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.

1 294 (49.08%) Banking
2 289 (48.25%) Finance
3 246 (41.07%) Front Office
4 228 (38.06%) Fixed Income
5 220 (36.73%) Investment Banking
6 205 (34.22%) SQL
7 178 (29.72%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 170 (28.38%) Java
9 169 (28.21%) Derivative
10 144 (24.04%) Unix
11 133 (22.20%) Agile Software Development
12 105 (17.53%) Linux
12 105 (17.53%) C#
13 84 (14.02%) FIX Protocol
14 80 (13.36%) Multithreading
15 79 (13.19%) Analytical Skills
16 75 (12.52%) Electronic Trading
17 67 (11.19%) Perl
18 66 (11.02%) Project Management
18 66 (11.02%) Asset Management
19 65 (10.85%) Oracle
19 65 (10.85%) Low Latency
20 64 (10.68%) Sybase
21 62 (10.35%) Windows
22 58 (9.68%) Financial Institution
23 57 (9.52%) Business Analysis
24 55 (9.18%) SQL Server
24 55 (9.18%) SDLC
25 50 (8.35%) Analytics
25 50 (8.35%) Risk Management

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 (2.67%) Tomcat
2 9 (1.50%) Confluence
2 9 (1.50%) MQSeries
3 7 (1.17%) WebSphere
4 6 (1.00%) IIS
5 5 (0.83%) Apache Spark
5 5 (0.83%) Mule
5 5 (0.83%) SharePoint
5 5 (0.83%) WebLogic
5 5 (0.83%) WebSphere Application Server
6 2 (0.33%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (0.33%) JBoss
6 2 (0.33%) Oracle Coherence
7 1 (0.17%) Apache
7 1 (0.17%) CMS
7 1 (0.17%) GemFire
7 1 (0.17%) Node.js
7 1 (0.17%) NServiceBus
7 1 (0.17%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 32 (5.34%) MS Excel
2 16 (2.67%) MS PowerPoint
2 16 (2.67%) MS Project
3 6 (1.00%) MS Office
3 6 (1.00%) MS Visio
3 6 (1.00%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.33%) OmniGraffle
5 1 (0.17%) Mathematica
5 1 (0.17%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 8 (1.34%) Markit EDM
2 5 (0.83%) Front Arena
2 5 (0.83%) SimCorp Dimension
3 4 (0.67%) thinkFolio
4 3 (0.50%) Eikon
4 3 (0.50%) Global One
5 2 (0.33%) MetaTrader
6 1 (0.17%) IntelliMatch
6 1 (0.17%) LatentZero
6 1 (0.17%) Minerva
6 1 (0.17%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.17%) Oracle General Ledger
6 1 (0.17%) Oracle Internet Expenses
6 1 (0.17%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
6 1 (0.17%) Rolfe and Nolan
6 1 (0.17%) Sentinel
6 1 (0.17%) SunGard APT
6 1 (0.17%) SunGard GMI
6 1 (0.17%) SunGard Stream Clearvision
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.50%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (0.50%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (0.50%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 23 (3.84%) TCP/IP
2 9 (1.50%) Firewall
3 8 (1.34%) Intranet
4 5 (0.83%) Network Security
5 4 (0.67%) Internet
5 4 (0.67%) Multicast
5 4 (0.67%) PuTTY
5 4 (0.67%) VPN
6 3 (0.50%) DNS
6 3 (0.50%) Intrusion Detection
6 3 (0.50%) LAN
6 3 (0.50%) NGN
6 3 (0.50%) WAN
7 2 (0.33%) BGP
7 2 (0.33%) DWDM
7 2 (0.33%) HTTP
7 2 (0.33%) MPLS
7 2 (0.33%) Packet Switching
7 2 (0.33%) SAN
7 2 (0.33%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (9.18%) SQL Server
2 44 (7.35%) Relational Database
3 26 (4.34%) Data Warehouse
4 20 (3.34%) RDBMS
5 17 (2.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 16 (2.67%) DB2
6 16 (2.67%) MongoDB
7 11 (1.84%) Oracle Database
8 8 (1.34%) BusinessObjects
8 8 (1.34%) KDB
8 8 (1.34%) NoSQL
9 7 (1.17%) SQL Server 2012
10 6 (1.00%) Big Data
10 6 (1.00%) Data Mining
11 5 (0.83%) Crystal Reports
11 5 (0.83%) SQL Server 2008
11 5 (0.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 4 (0.67%) Apache Cassandra
12 4 (0.67%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
12 4 (0.67%) BusinessObjects XI
Development Applications
1 31 (5.18%) JIRA
2 20 (3.34%) JUnit
3 15 (2.50%) Maven
4 12 (2.00%) Selenium
5 11 (1.84%) Team Foundation Server
6 10 (1.67%) Subversion
7 9 (1.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 9 (1.50%) Git (software)
8 6 (1.00%) Bower
8 6 (1.00%) ClearCase
8 6 (1.00%) ClearQuest
8 6 (1.00%) Jenkins
8 6 (1.00%) JMeter
8 6 (1.00%) LoadRunner
9 5 (0.83%) Cucumber
9 5 (0.83%) EasyMock
9 5 (0.83%) Grunt
9 5 (0.83%) Mockito
10 4 (0.67%) NuGet
10 4 (0.67%) TeamCity
General
1 294 (49.08%) Banking
2 289 (48.25%) Finance
3 246 (41.07%) Front Office
4 220 (36.73%) Investment Banking
5 58 (9.68%) Financial Institution
6 48 (8.01%) Retail
7 35 (5.84%) Back Office
8 14 (2.34%) Legal
9 9 (1.50%) Marketing
10 4 (0.67%) General Ledger
11 3 (0.50%) Corporate Banking
12 2 (0.33%) Advertising
12 2 (0.33%) Wholesale Banking
13 1 (0.17%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 245 (40.90%) Developer
2 216 (36.06%) Analyst
3 108 (18.03%) Business Analyst
4 92 (15.36%) Java Developer
5 48 (8.01%) Front Office Developer
6 47 (7.85%) Project Manager
7 42 (7.01%) Senior Developer
8 38 (6.34%) Support Analyst
9 33 (5.51%) Applications Support
9 33 (5.51%) C# Developer
10 28 (4.67%) IT Analyst
11 27 (4.51%) C++ Developer
12 26 (4.34%) Business IT Analyst
12 26 (4.34%) IT Business Analyst
12 26 (4.34%) SQL Developer
13 23 (3.84%) Banking Analyst
14 22 (3.67%) Investment Banking Java Developer
15 20 (3.34%) SQL Analyst
15 20 (3.34%) Test Analyst
16 18 (3.01%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 84 (14.02%) FIX Protocol
2 44 (7.35%) HTML
3 42 (7.01%) .NET
4 33 (5.51%) XML
5 29 (4.84%) AngularJS
6 28 (4.67%) Spring
7 23 (3.84%) J2EE
7 23 (3.84%) JMS
8 21 (3.51%) WPF
9 20 (3.34%) HTML5
10 16 (2.67%) Middleware
11 15 (2.50%) Hibernate
12 14 (2.34%) FpML
13 12 (2.00%) CSS
13 12 (2.00%) J2SE
14 11 (1.84%) ASP.NET
15 10 (1.67%) JSON
15 10 (1.67%) WebSphere MQ
16 9 (1.50%) .NET Framework
16 9 (1.50%) JAXB
Miscellaneous
1 228 (38.06%) Fixed Income
2 178 (29.72%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 169 (28.21%) Derivative
4 79 (13.19%) Analytical Skills
5 44 (7.35%) Equity Derivative
6 21 (3.51%) Hedge funds
7 20 (3.34%) Management Information System
8 18 (3.01%) Data Structures
8 18 (3.01%) Market Risk
9 16 (2.67%) Data Centre
10 14 (2.34%) Computer Science
10 14 (2.34%) Fintech
11 13 (2.17%) Algorithms
11 13 (2.17%) Credit Risk
12 12 (2.00%) OTC Derivatives
12 12 (2.00%) SWIFT
12 12 (2.00%) User Experience
13 11 (1.84%) Reference Data
14 9 (1.50%) N-Tier
14 9 (1.50%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 144 (24.04%) Unix
2 105 (17.53%) Linux
3 62 (10.35%) Windows
4 18 (3.01%) Windows Server
5 12 (2.00%) Solaris
6 4 (0.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (0.67%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (0.50%) AIX
7 3 (0.50%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 133 (22.20%) Agile Software Development
2 80 (13.36%) Multithreading
3 75 (12.52%) Electronic Trading
4 66 (11.02%) Asset Management
4 66 (11.02%) Project Management
5 65 (10.85%) Low Latency
6 57 (9.52%) Business Analysis
7 55 (9.18%) SDLC
8 50 (8.35%) Analytics
8 50 (8.35%) Risk Management
9 42 (7.01%) Migration
10 41 (6.84%) Algorithmic Trading
11 39 (6.51%) Data Analysis
12 38 (6.34%) User Acceptance Testing
13 32 (5.34%) Performance Tuning
14 31 (5.18%) Data Modelling
15 30 (5.01%) TDD
16 26 (4.34%) Investment Management
16 26 (4.34%) OO
17 24 (4.01%) Market Making
Programming Languages
1 205 (34.22%) SQL
2 170 (28.38%) Java
3 105 (17.53%) C#
4 67 (11.19%) Perl
5 48 (8.01%) JavaScript
6 43 (7.18%) Shell Script
7 39 (6.51%) C++
8 37 (6.18%) Python
9 29 (4.84%) Scala
10 19 (3.17%) VB
11 18 (3.01%) Bash Shell
12 17 (2.84%) PowerShell
12 17 (2.84%) VBA
13 14 (2.34%) PL/SQL
13 14 (2.34%) T-SQL
14 13 (2.17%) Tcl
15 9 (1.50%) MATLAB
16 8 (1.34%) C
17 6 (1.00%) PHP
17 6 (1.00%) R
Qualifications
1 38 (6.34%) Degree
2 11 (1.84%) PMI Certification
3 8 (1.34%) ITIL Certification
4 6 (1.00%) ISEB
5 5 (0.83%) CISM
5 5 (0.83%) CISSP
5 5 (0.83%) PMP
6 3 (0.50%) APMP
6 3 (0.50%) CCA
6 3 (0.50%) Citrix Certification
6 3 (0.50%) CNA
6 3 (0.50%) GCIA
6 3 (0.50%) GCIH
6 3 (0.50%) GIAC
6 3 (0.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (0.50%) Network+ Certification
6 3 (0.50%) Novell Certification
6 3 (0.50%) SANS
7 2 (0.33%) ISTQB
7 2 (0.33%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (7.35%) QA
2 28 (4.67%) MiFID
3 9 (1.50%) Data Quality
3 9 (1.50%) EMIR
4 7 (1.17%) Dodd-Frank
5 5 (0.83%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.33%) Basel III
6 2 (0.33%) FATCA
6 2 (0.33%) SLA
7 1 (0.17%) COREP
7 1 (0.17%) CRD IV
7 1 (0.17%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.17%) ISO20022
7 1 (0.17%) SAS 70
System Software
1 5 (0.83%) Docker
2 3 (0.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (0.50%) XenApp
3 2 (0.33%) Oracle RAC
3 2 (0.33%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.17%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.17%) NFS
Systems Management
1 11 (1.84%) Control-M
2 10 (1.67%) HP Quality Center
3 6 (1.00%) Nagios
4 5 (0.83%) ITRS Geneos
4 5 (0.83%) Puppet
5 3 (0.50%) Ansible
5 3 (0.50%) AppDNA
5 3 (0.50%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 3 (0.50%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (0.50%) Tivoli
6 2 (0.33%) Ganglia
6 2 (0.33%) Kibana
6 2 (0.33%) logstash
7 1 (0.17%) EMC VPLEX
7 1 (0.17%) Foglight
7 1 (0.17%) OpenView
Vendors
1 65 (10.85%) Oracle
2 64 (10.68%) Sybase
3 46 (7.68%) Fidessa
4 28 (4.67%) Microsoft
5 22 (3.67%) Bloomberg
6 13 (2.17%) Reuters
7 12 (2.00%) Informatica
7 12 (2.00%) Murex
8 11 (1.84%) Charles River
9 9 (1.50%) TIBCO
10 8 (1.34%) DataSynapse
11 7 (1.17%) Citrix
11 7 (1.17%) HP
11 7 (1.17%) ServiceNow
11 7 (1.17%) Splunk
12 6 (1.00%) DevExpress
12 6 (1.00%) Trayport
12 6 (1.00%) VMware
13 5 (0.83%) IBM
13 5 (0.83%) Remedy
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £550.00 - £595.00 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £550.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
City, London
Twenty Recruitment Group
Rate: £600 per annum
Posted: 47 minutes ago
London
Michael Bailey Associates
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Quant Capital
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Quant Capital
Rate: Up to £520 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £650 - £700 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Hatstand Limited
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 14 days ago
City. London
Computer Recruitment Services
Rate: 375-425 GBP/day negotiable
Posted: 10 days ago