Period
to 6 August 2020

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Equities in contract job vacancies advertised in Central London. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Equities over the 6 months to 6 August 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Equities
London > Central London
6 months to
6 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 132 199 168
Rank change year-on-year +67 -31 -76
Contract jobs citing Equities 17 81 137
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Central London 0.63% 0.97% 1.50%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.74% 2.91% 3.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 58 85
Median daily rate £650 £625 £650
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.00% -3.85% +13.04%
10th Percentile £525 £417 £505
90th Percentile £750 £688 £725
London median daily rate £650 £625 £615
% change year-on-year +4.00% +1.63% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
London median hourly rate £35.00 - -

Equities is in the Generic IT Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Central London with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
Central London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 976 2,780 3,616
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 36.16% 33.24% 39.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 632 2,080 2,722
Median daily rate £514 £525 £517
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.14% +1.50% -0.29%
10th Percentile £306 £337 £313
90th Percentile £700 £675 £713
London median daily rate £525 £525 £513
% change year-on-year - +2.44% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 55 60
Median hourly rate £35.25 £21.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +67.86% +5.00% +6.95%
10th Percentile £12.66 £11.25 £13.31
90th Percentile £47.75 £56.10 £44.01
Median hourly rate £35.00 £25.25 £22.72
% change year-on-year +38.61% +11.16% +3.72%

Equities
Job Vacancy Trend in Central London

Job postings citing Equities as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Central London.

Job vacancy trend for Equities in Central London

Equities
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Central London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Equities in Central London.

Daily rate trend for Equities in Central London

Equities
Daily Rate Histogram in Central London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Equities in Central London over the 6 months to 6 August 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Equities in Central London

Equities
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Central London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Equities in Central London.

Hourly rate trend for Equities in Central London

Equities
Contract Job Locations in Central London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Equities within the Central London region over the 6 months to 6 August 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +39 12 £625 - 11
City of Westminster - 5 £675 -
Equities
London

For the 6 months to 6 August 2020, IT contractor jobs citing Equities also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Central London region with a requirement for Equities.

1 10 (58.82%) Front Office
2 8 (47.06%) Fixed Income
3 7 (41.18%) Finance
4 6 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (29.41%) Java
5 5 (29.41%) SQL
5 5 (29.41%) Hedge funds
6 4 (23.53%) Big Data
6 4 (23.53%) Analytics
6 4 (23.53%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 4 (23.53%) Banking
7 3 (17.65%) Investment Banking
7 3 (17.65%) Derivative
7 3 (17.65%) WPF
7 3 (17.65%) Unix
7 3 (17.65%) Python
7 3 (17.65%) C#
7 3 (17.65%) Test Automation
7 3 (17.65%) Continuous Delivery
7 3 (17.65%) Greenfield Project
8 2 (11.76%) React
8 2 (11.76%) Data Science
8 2 (11.76%) Problem-Solving
8 2 (11.76%) Data Development
8 2 (11.76%) Spring Boot
8 2 (11.76%) Quantitative Finance
8 2 (11.76%) HTML5
8 2 (11.76%) Hadoop
8 2 (11.76%) Data Analytics
8 2 (11.76%) AngularJS

Equities
Co-occurring IT Skills in Central London 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 2 (11.76%) Apache Spark
Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Markit EDM
1 1 (5.88%) thinkFolio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (23.53%) Big Data
2 2 (11.76%) Apache Cassandra
2 2 (11.76%) Hadoop
2 2 (11.76%) RDBMS
2 2 (11.76%) Relational Database
3 1 (5.88%) KDB
3 1 (5.88%) Kdb+
3 1 (5.88%) QlikView
3 1 (5.88%) Redis
3 1 (5.88%) Tick Data
Development Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Cucumber
1 1 (5.88%) Gradle
General
1 10 (58.82%) Front Office
2 7 (41.18%) Finance
3 4 (23.53%) Banking
4 3 (17.65%) Investment Banking
5 1 (5.88%) Law
Job Titles
1 12 (70.59%) Developer
2 5 (29.41%) Java Developer
3 3 (17.65%) Analyst
3 3 (17.65%) C# Developer
3 3 (17.65%) SQL Developer
4 2 (11.76%) Angular Developer
4 2 (11.76%) Business Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) C++ Developer
4 2 (11.76%) Front Office Developer
4 2 (11.76%) Full Stack Developer
4 2 (11.76%) HTML Developer
4 2 (11.76%) Report Developer
5 1 (5.88%) C# .NET Developer
5 1 (5.88%) C# Quant Developer
5 1 (5.88%) C# WCF Developer
5 1 (5.88%) C# WPF Developer
5 1 (5.88%) GUI Architect
5 1 (5.88%) thinkFolio Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) thinkFolio Business Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) WCF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (17.65%) WPF
2 2 (11.76%) AngularJS
2 2 (11.76%) Hibernate
2 2 (11.76%) HTML
2 2 (11.76%) HTML5
2 2 (11.76%) React
2 2 (11.76%) REST
2 2 (11.76%) Spring
2 2 (11.76%) Spring Boot
3 1 (5.88%) .NET
3 1 (5.88%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 1 (5.88%) Enzyme
3 1 (5.88%) FIX Protocol
3 1 (5.88%) Jest
3 1 (5.88%) STL
3 1 (5.88%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 8 (47.06%) Fixed Income
2 5 (29.41%) Hedge funds
3 4 (23.53%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 3 (17.65%) Derivative
4 3 (17.65%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (11.76%) Equity Derivative
6 1 (5.88%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 3 (17.65%) Unix
2 2 (11.76%) Linux
2 2 (11.76%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (23.53%) Analytics
3 3 (17.65%) Continuous Delivery
3 3 (17.65%) Test Automation
4 2 (11.76%) Asset Management
4 2 (11.76%) CRM
4 2 (11.76%) Data Analysis
4 2 (11.76%) Data Analytics
4 2 (11.76%) Data Development
4 2 (11.76%) Data Reconciliation
4 2 (11.76%) Data Science
4 2 (11.76%) Electronic Trading
4 2 (11.76%) Mathematics
4 2 (11.76%) Problem-Solving
4 2 (11.76%) Quantitative Finance
4 2 (11.76%) Risk Management
4 2 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (5.88%) Low Latency
5 1 (5.88%) Microservices
5 1 (5.88%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 5 (29.41%) Java
1 5 (29.41%) SQL
2 3 (17.65%) C#
2 3 (17.65%) Python
3 2 (11.76%) C++
3 2 (11.76%) JavaScript
3 2 (11.76%) R
3 2 (11.76%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 1 (5.88%) Computer Science Degree
1 1 (5.88%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) MiFID
1 2 (11.76%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 2 (11.76%) Sybase