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 January 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 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Equities
Rank 299 282 293
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +11
Contract jobs citing Equities 317 314 267
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.63% 0.64% 0.59%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.12% 2.10% 1.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 243 232 207
Average daily rate
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£550 £550 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £403 £415
10% offered a daily rate of more than £640 £700 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £450 £375
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 0
Average hourly rate £105.00 £22.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+366.66% -
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
14973 14974 13655
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 29.89% 30.66% 30.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 9455 9221 8169
Average daily rate £422 £405 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.19% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+5.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 597 599 825
Average hourly rate £18.50 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.50% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.19 £11.51 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -12.50%

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 January 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 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 28 January 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 -21 302 £550 - 91
London -2 293 £550 - 88
City of London -24 72 £550 - 48
Belfast 0 7 £148 -41.00% 1
County Antrim -1 7 £148 -41.00% 1
Northern Ireland -1 7 £148 -41.00% 1
Canary Wharf +14 3 £525 -
Scotland -8 3 £475 - 1
Glasgow -1 2 £475 - 1
South East - 2 £525 - 3
Surrey - 2 £525 - 3
Edinburgh -6 1 £575 +21.05%
North West - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
Guildford - - - -
Woking - - - - 3
Cheshire - - - -
Beckenham - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Mayfair - - - -

Equities
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 January 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.

1 268 (43.93%) Finance
2 261 (42.79%) Front Office
3 254 (41.64%) Banking
4 250 (40.98%) Derivative
5 219 (35.90%) SQL
6 163 (26.72%) Java
7 159 (26.07%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 159 (26.07%) Fixed Income
8 157 (25.74%) Investment Banking
9 137 (22.46%) UNIX
10 113 (18.52%) Agile Software Development
11 89 (14.59%) C#
12 78 (12.79%) C++
13 77 (12.62%) Oracle
14 73 (11.97%) Linux
15 70 (11.48%) FIX Protocol
16 69 (11.31%) Equity Derivative
16 69 (11.31%) Business Analysis
16 69 (11.31%) Multithreading
16 69 (11.31%) SQL Server
17 67 (10.98%) Analytical Skills
18 65 (10.66%) Sybase
19 63 (10.33%) Risk Management
20 60 (9.84%) Project Management
20 60 (9.84%) Perl
21 56 (9.18%) Low Latency
22 53 (8.69%) VBA
23 52 (8.52%) Asset Management
24 51 (8.36%) .NET
25 48 (7.87%) Degree

Equities
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 21 (3.44%) WebSphere
2 19 (3.11%) WebLogic
3 6 (0.98%) Node.js
3 6 (0.98%) Tomcat
3 6 (0.98%) TIBCO EMS
4 5 (0.82%) Apache
5 4 (0.66%) Apache Spark
6 2 (0.33%) SharePoint
6 2 (0.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.16%) Alfresco
7 1 (0.16%) Liferay
7 1 (0.16%) Confluence
7 1 (0.16%) MS Project Server
7 1 (0.16%) Oracle Coherence
7 1 (0.16%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (0.16%) CMS
7 1 (0.16%) IIS
7 1 (0.16%) JBoss
7 1 (0.16%) Documentum
7 1 (0.16%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 31 (5.08%) MS Excel
2 15 (2.46%) MS Office
3 12 (1.97%) MS PowerPoint
4 7 (1.15%) MS Project
5 4 (0.66%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.66%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 27 (4.43%) Markit EDM
2 11 (1.80%) LatentZero
3 5 (0.82%) Summit
4 3 (0.49%) Salerio
4 3 (0.49%) IntelliMatch
5 2 (0.33%) Global One
6 1 (0.16%) Algo Collateral
6 1 (0.16%) FINCAD Analytics
6 1 (0.16%) SAP FSCM
6 1 (0.16%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 1 (0.16%) SimCorp Dimension
6 1 (0.16%) SAP CO
6 1 (0.16%) SAP FI/CO
6 1 (0.16%) SAP FI
6 1 (0.16%) Findur
Communications & Networking
1 7 (1.15%) Firewall
2 3 (0.49%) TCP/IP
2 3 (0.49%) Internet
3 2 (0.33%) Multicast
3 2 (0.33%) DNS
3 2 (0.33%) HTTP
3 2 (0.33%) SSH
3 2 (0.33%) tcpdump
4 1 (0.16%) Network Security
4 1 (0.16%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (0.16%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 69 (11.31%) SQL Server
2 33 (5.41%) KDB
3 31 (5.08%) Relational Database
4 20 (3.28%) Data Warehouse
5 17 (2.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 16 (2.62%) Oracle Database
7 14 (2.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 11 (1.80%) MS Access
9 10 (1.64%) Big Data
9 10 (1.64%) DB2
9 10 (1.64%) Hadoop
10 9 (1.48%) RDBMS
11 7 (1.15%) QlikView
12 6 (0.98%) BusinessObjects XI
12 6 (0.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 5 (0.82%) SQL Server 2008
13 5 (0.82%) DB2 UDB
13 5 (0.82%) PowerMart
13 5 (0.82%) Oracle Reports
13 5 (0.82%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 22 (3.61%) Visual Studio
2 14 (2.30%) JIRA
2 14 (2.30%) Maven
2 14 (2.30%) NUnit
2 14 (2.30%) Subversion
3 8 (1.31%) Cucumber
4 7 (1.15%) Rhino Mocks
4 7 (1.15%) JUnit
5 6 (0.98%) Moq
6 5 (0.82%) VisiBroker
6 5 (0.82%) TeamCity
6 5 (0.82%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
6 5 (0.82%) Selenium
6 5 (0.82%) CruiseControl
7 4 (0.66%) Hudson
8 3 (0.49%) Git (software)
8 3 (0.49%) WebDriver
9 2 (0.33%) Grunt
9 2 (0.33%) Jenkins
9 2 (0.33%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 268 (43.93%) Finance
2 261 (42.79%) Front Office
3 254 (41.64%) Banking
4 157 (25.74%) Investment Banking
5 41 (6.72%) Back Office
6 29 (4.75%) Financial Institution
7 13 (2.13%) Retail
8 9 (1.48%) Legal
9 4 (0.66%) Telecoms
10 3 (0.49%) French Language
11 2 (0.33%) Billing
11 2 (0.33%) Corporate Banking
12 1 (0.16%) International Banking
12 1 (0.16%) Wholesale Banking
12 1 (0.16%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.16%) Marketing
12 1 (0.16%) Advertising
12 1 (0.16%) Publishing
12 1 (0.16%) Law
Job Titles
1 271 (44.43%) Developer
2 227 (37.21%) Analyst
3 128 (20.98%) Business Analyst
4 90 (14.75%) Java Developer
5 60 (9.84%) Support Analyst
6 43 (7.05%) Applications Support
7 39 (6.39%) C# Developer
8 38 (6.23%) C++ Developer
9 24 (3.93%) Applications Support Analyst
10 23 (3.77%) Project Manager
11 20 (3.28%) Senior Developer
12 16 (2.62%) Banking Business Analyst
13 15 (2.46%) VBA Developer
14 12 (1.97%) Front Office Developer
15 11 (1.80%) WPF Developer
15 11 (1.80%) Senior Java Developer
16 10 (1.64%) Market Risk Analyst
16 10 (1.64%) Analyst Developer
16 10 (1.64%) Market Risk Business Analyst
17 9 (1.48%) FIX Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 70 (11.48%) FIX Protocol
2 51 (8.36%) .NET
3 36 (5.90%) XML
4 31 (5.08%) WPF
5 29 (4.75%) HTML
5 29 (4.75%) Spring
6 19 (3.11%) FpML
6 19 (3.11%) WinForms
6 19 (3.11%) JMS
6 19 (3.11%) Java EE
7 18 (2.95%) Middleware
7 18 (2.95%) Hibernate
8 17 (2.79%) WCF
9 16 (2.62%) HTML5
10 14 (2.30%) Web Services
11 13 (2.13%) .NET Framework
12 12 (1.97%) REST
13 11 (1.80%) XSLT
14 10 (1.64%) SOAP
14 10 (1.64%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 250 (40.98%) Derivative
2 159 (26.07%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 159 (26.07%) Fixed Income
3 69 (11.31%) Equity Derivative
4 67 (10.98%) Analytical Skills
5 26 (4.26%) Market Risk
6 21 (3.44%) Reference Data
7 20 (3.28%) Mathematics
8 18 (2.95%) Management Information System
9 17 (2.79%) Credit Derivative
9 17 (2.79%) Credit Risk
10 15 (2.46%) Computer Science
11 14 (2.30%) Algorithms
12 12 (1.97%) Hedge funds
13 10 (1.64%) N-Tier
13 10 (1.64%) Contract for Difference
13 10 (1.64%) SWIFT
14 9 (1.48%) Tandem
15 7 (1.15%) Data Structures
15 7 (1.15%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 137 (22.46%) UNIX
2 73 (11.97%) Linux
3 38 (6.23%) Windows
4 8 (1.31%) Solaris
5 5 (0.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (0.49%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.33%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.33%) Android
8 1 (0.16%) SUSE
8 1 (0.16%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 113 (18.52%) Agile Software Development
2 69 (11.31%) Business Analysis
2 69 (11.31%) Multithreading
3 63 (10.33%) Risk Management
4 60 (9.84%) Project Management
5 56 (9.18%) Low Latency
6 52 (8.52%) Asset Management
7 46 (7.54%) OO
8 43 (7.05%) Data Analysis
9 36 (5.90%) TDD
10 34 (5.57%) Algorithmic Trading
10 34 (5.57%) Migration
11 29 (4.75%) Electronic Trading
11 29 (4.75%) User Acceptance Testing
12 28 (4.59%) Data Modelling
12 28 (4.59%) Analytics
13 27 (4.43%) Change Management
14 23 (3.77%) Stakeholder Management
14 23 (3.77%) Investment Management
15 21 (3.44%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 219 (35.90%) SQL
2 163 (26.72%) Java
3 89 (14.59%) C#
4 78 (12.79%) C++
5 60 (9.84%) Perl
6 53 (8.69%) VBA
7 45 (7.38%) Python
8 27 (4.43%) JavaScript
9 25 (4.10%) Shell Script
10 19 (3.11%) PL/SQL
11 14 (2.30%) T-SQL
11 14 (2.30%) Scala
12 11 (1.80%) VB
13 7 (1.15%) Korn
14 5 (0.82%) Bash Shell
14 5 (0.82%) C
14 5 (0.82%) VBScript
15 4 (0.66%) AWK
15 4 (0.66%) C-shell
16 3 (0.49%) R
Qualifications
1 48 (7.87%) Degree
2 3 (0.49%) ISEB
3 2 (0.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (0.16%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.16%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.16%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.16%) CFA
4 1 (0.16%) ISEB Practitioner
4 1 (0.16%) GCIA
4 1 (0.16%) GIAC
4 1 (0.16%) Network+ Certification
4 1 (0.16%) CIMA
4 1 (0.16%) HNC
4 1 (0.16%) HND
4 1 (0.16%) Postgraduate
4 1 (0.16%) PhD
4 1 (0.16%) Sun Certification
4 1 (0.16%) CISSP
4 1 (0.16%) CNA
4 1 (0.16%) Novell Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (4.10%) QA
2 14 (2.30%) EMIR
3 11 (1.80%) Dodd-Frank
4 8 (1.31%) Basel III
5 4 (0.66%) FATCA
6 2 (0.33%) CRD IV
6 2 (0.33%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.33%) Basel II
6 2 (0.33%) MiFID
7 1 (0.16%) Solvency II
7 1 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.16%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 4 (0.66%) Apache Flume
2 3 (0.49%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.16%) XenApp
3 1 (0.16%) XenDesktop
3 1 (0.16%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 13 (2.13%) Control-M
2 5 (0.82%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (0.82%) Vagrant
3 3 (0.49%) ITRS Geneos
4 1 (0.16%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 77 (12.62%) Oracle
2 65 (10.66%) Sybase
3 36 (5.90%) Fidessa
4 21 (3.44%) Microsoft
4 21 (3.44%) thinkFolio
5 20 (3.28%) Bloomberg
6 15 (2.46%) TIBCO
6 15 (2.46%) Informatica
7 12 (1.97%) Charles River
8 9 (1.48%) Reuters
8 9 (1.48%) Murex
9 8 (1.31%) Tableau
10 7 (1.15%) Calypso
11 6 (0.98%) SmartStream
11 6 (0.98%) Typemock
11 6 (0.98%) Greenplum
12 5 (0.82%) Actimize
12 5 (0.82%) GoldenSource
12 5 (0.82%) MKS
12 5 (0.82%) Business Objects
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