Period
to 9 December 2019

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 9 December 2019 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
9 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 170 150 102
Rank change year-on-year -20 -48 +16
Contract jobs citing Equities 76 163 218
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 1.06% 1.76% 2.54%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.25% 4.59% 6.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 118 181
Central London median daily rate £638 £625 £575
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.00% +8.70% -
10th Percentile £411 £488 £413
90th Percentile £725 £750 £738
London median daily rate £625 £625 £600
% change year-on-year - +4.17% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Central London median hourly rate - - -
London median hourly rate £44.00 - -

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 2,341 3,549 3,495
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 32.63% 38.27% 40.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,756 2,695 2,677
Central London median daily rate £515 £525 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.90% - +10.53%
10th Percentile £294 £295 £313
90th Percentile £691 £700 £713
London median daily rate £516 £525 £500
% change year-on-year -1.71% +5.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 66 40
Central London median hourly rate £21.00 £19.38 £22.26
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.39% -12.95% +20.64%
10th Percentile £12.68 £13.66 £13.28
90th Percentile £51.35 £30.25 £34.56
London median hourly rate £23.50 £22.93 £21.90
% change year-on-year +2.49% +4.70% +12.31%

Equities
Job Vacancy Trend in Central London

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

Job vacancy trend for Equities in Central London

Equities
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Central London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Equities in Central London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Equities in Central London

Equities
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Central London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Equities in Central London over the 6 months to 9 December 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Equities in Central London

Equities
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Central London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Equities in Central London.

Contractor 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 9 December 2019. 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 -26 76 £638 +2.00% 25
Equities
London

For the 6 months to 9 December 2019, 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 53 (69.74%) Finance
2 30 (39.47%) Java
2 30 (39.47%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (31.58%) Fixed Income
3 24 (31.58%) Banking
4 23 (30.26%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 22 (28.95%) SQL
6 21 (27.63%) Front Office
7 19 (25.00%) OO
8 17 (22.37%) Microservices
9 16 (21.05%) FIX Protocol
10 14 (18.42%) Python
10 14 (18.42%) Derivative
10 14 (18.42%) Low Latency
11 13 (17.11%) Mathematics
11 13 (17.11%) JIRA
11 13 (17.11%) Electronic Trading
11 13 (17.11%) Investment Management
11 13 (17.11%) Oracle
12 12 (15.79%) Algorithmic Trading
13 11 (14.47%) Test Automation
13 11 (14.47%) Stakeholder Management
13 11 (14.47%) Financial Institution
13 11 (14.47%) OOD
13 11 (14.47%) Problem-Solving
14 10 (13.16%) SQL Server
14 10 (13.16%) C++
15 9 (11.84%) C#
15 9 (11.84%) Investment Banking
15 9 (11.84%) Asset Management

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 9 (11.84%) Cloud Foundry
1 9 (11.84%) Confluence
Applications
1 5 (6.58%) Microsoft Office
1 5 (6.58%) MS Visio
2 4 (5.26%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (2.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (1.32%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (2.63%) ION MarketView
2 1 (1.32%) Bloomberg AIM
2 1 (1.32%) Minerva
2 1 (1.32%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.95%) Azure
2 2 (2.63%) AWS
3 1 (1.32%) Amazon ElastiCache
3 1 (1.32%) AWS Lambda
3 1 (1.32%) AWS Step Functions
3 1 (1.32%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 7 (9.21%) Multicast
2 1 (1.32%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (13.16%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (3.95%) Big Data
4 2 (2.63%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
4 2 (2.63%) Hadoop
4 2 (2.63%) MS Access
4 2 (2.63%) Redis
4 2 (2.63%) Relational Database
4 2 (2.63%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (2.63%) Tick Data
5 1 (1.32%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (1.32%) CouchDB
5 1 (1.32%) Data Mining
5 1 (1.32%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.32%) OLAP
5 1 (1.32%) QlikView
5 1 (1.32%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (1.32%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (1.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (1.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 13 (17.11%) JIRA
2 2 (2.63%) NUnit
2 2 (2.63%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.32%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.32%) Jasmine
3 1 (1.32%) JConsole
3 1 (1.32%) JProfiler
3 1 (1.32%) Karma Test Runner
3 1 (1.32%) Log4Net
3 1 (1.32%) Moq
3 1 (1.32%) MSTest
3 1 (1.32%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (1.32%) Rhino Mocks
3 1 (1.32%) SpecFlow
3 1 (1.32%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (1.32%) Subversion
3 1 (1.32%) TeamCity
3 1 (1.32%) Visual Studio Team System
3 1 (1.32%) VisualVM
General
1 53 (69.74%) Finance
2 24 (31.58%) Banking
3 21 (27.63%) Front Office
4 11 (14.47%) Financial Institution
5 9 (11.84%) Investment Banking
6 6 (7.89%) Back Office
6 6 (7.89%) Retail
Job Titles
1 43 (56.58%) Developer
2 25 (32.89%) Java Developer
3 19 (25.00%) Analyst
4 15 (19.74%) Senior Developer
5 12 (15.79%) Senior Java Developer
6 11 (14.47%) Python Developer
7 8 (10.53%) Business Analyst
8 4 (5.26%) Applications Support
8 4 (5.26%) C# Developer
8 4 (5.26%) Electronic Trading Developer
8 4 (5.26%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
8 4 (5.26%) Full Stack Developer
9 3 (3.95%) Applications Support Analyst
9 3 (3.95%) FIX Analyst
9 3 (3.95%) QA Tester
9 3 (3.95%) Quantitative Developer
9 3 (3.95%) Support Analyst
9 3 (3.95%) Tester
9 3 (3.95%) Unix Analyst
10 2 (2.63%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (21.05%) FIX Protocol
2 6 (7.89%) .NET
2 6 (7.89%) AngularJS
3 5 (6.58%) Kafka
4 4 (5.26%) Hibernate
4 4 (5.26%) HTML
4 4 (5.26%) Spring
4 4 (5.26%) WCF
4 4 (5.26%) WPF
5 3 (3.95%) .NET Core
5 3 (3.95%) ASP.NET Web API
5 3 (3.95%) Node.js
5 3 (3.95%) XML
6 2 (2.63%) .NET Framework
6 2 (2.63%) React
6 2 (2.63%) Spring Boot
6 2 (2.63%) WinForms
7 1 (1.32%) Middleware
7 1 (1.32%) Rendezvous
7 1 (1.32%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 24 (31.58%) Fixed Income
2 23 (30.26%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 14 (18.42%) Derivative
4 9 (11.84%) Data Structures
5 6 (7.89%) Greenfield Project
6 4 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (2.63%) Hedge funds
7 2 (2.63%) OTC Derivatives
7 2 (2.63%) Self-Motivation
8 1 (1.32%) Algorithms
8 1 (1.32%) Equity Derivative
8 1 (1.32%) Management Information System
8 1 (1.32%) SWIFT
8 1 (1.32%) User Experience
8 1 (1.32%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 7 (9.21%) Unix
2 5 (6.58%) Windows
3 4 (5.26%) Linux
4 1 (1.32%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (39.47%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (25.00%) OO
3 17 (22.37%) Microservices
4 14 (18.42%) Low Latency
5 13 (17.11%) Electronic Trading
5 13 (17.11%) Investment Management
5 13 (17.11%) Mathematics
6 12 (15.79%) Algorithmic Trading
7 11 (14.47%) OOD
7 11 (14.47%) Problem-Solving
7 11 (14.47%) Stakeholder Management
7 11 (14.47%) Test Automation
8 9 (11.84%) Asset Management
8 9 (11.84%) Quantitative Finance
9 8 (10.53%) Memory Management
9 8 (10.53%) Multithreading
9 8 (10.53%) Time Management
10 7 (9.21%) Multithreaded Programming
10 7 (9.21%) Problem Management
10 7 (9.21%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 30 (39.47%) Java
2 22 (28.95%) SQL
3 14 (18.42%) Python
4 10 (13.16%) C++
5 9 (11.84%) C#
6 8 (10.53%) Java 8
7 6 (7.89%) JavaScript
8 4 (5.26%) Perl
9 3 (3.95%) AWK
9 3 (3.95%) Clojure
9 3 (3.95%) ClojureScript
9 3 (3.95%) C-shell
9 3 (3.95%) Kotlin
9 3 (3.95%) Scala
9 3 (3.95%) TypeScript
10 1 (1.32%) C
10 1 (1.32%) R
10 1 (1.32%) Shell Script
10 1 (1.32%) VBA
Qualifications
1 8 (10.53%) Degree
2 3 (3.95%) HNC
2 3 (3.95%) HND
3 2 (2.63%) Master's Degree
4 1 (1.32%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (1.32%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.32%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.58%) QA
2 4 (5.26%) MiFID
3 2 (2.63%) Data Quality
4 1 (1.32%) EMIR
4 1 (1.32%) PMO
System Software
1 1 (1.32%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (1.32%) Kubernetes
1 1 (1.32%) Terraform
Vendors
1 13 (17.11%) Oracle
2 7 (9.21%) Solace
3 6 (7.89%) Microsoft
4 4 (5.26%) Bloomberg
4 4 (5.26%) Sybase
5 2 (2.63%) ION Trading
5 2 (2.63%) Tableau
6 1 (1.32%) Charles River
6 1 (1.32%) FactSet
6 1 (1.32%) Fidessa
6 1 (1.32%) Sun
6 1 (1.32%) TIBCO