The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Equities in contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Equities over the 3 months to 22 March 2017 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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Equities
London / City of London
Rank 80 61 113
Rank change year-on-year -19 +52  
Contract jobs citing Equities 74 103 79
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 2.49% 3.15% 1.58%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 6.86% 8.71% 4.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 90 71
Median daily rate £575 £525 £530
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.52% -0.94%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £444 £425 £425
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £650 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £375 £345
% change year-on-year +13.33% +8.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

Equities is in the generic IT skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 1078 1182 1833
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 36.28% 36.16% 36.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 828 943 1399
Median daily rate £525 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £316 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £675 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +5.40% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 25 35
Median hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £17.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.35%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.79 £12.00 £12.73
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.35 £32.02 £26.21
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £30.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year -36.66% +62.16%  

Equities
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London citing Equities as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

Job vacancy trend for Equities in the City of London

Equities
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Equities in the City of London

Equities
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Equities in the City of London over the 3 months to 22 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Equities in the City of London

Equities
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Equities in the City of London

Equities
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 22 March 2017, 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 across the City of London region with a requirement for Equities.

1 90 (56.96%) Finance
2 75 (47.47%) Front Office
3 72 (45.57%) Banking
4 62 (39.24%) Java
5 58 (36.71%) Fixed Income
5 58 (36.71%) Agile Software Development
6 51 (32.28%) Derivative
7 50 (31.65%) Investment Banking
8 49 (31.01%) SQL
9 42 (26.58%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 38 (24.05%) Multithreading
11 35 (22.15%) Linux
12 34 (21.52%) Asset Management
13 29 (18.35%) Analytical Skills
14 27 (17.09%) Electronic Trading
15 26 (16.46%) Unix
15 26 (16.46%) Oracle
15 26 (16.46%) Financial Institution
16 25 (15.82%) Retail
17 24 (15.19%) MiFID
18 23 (14.56%) Project Management
19 22 (13.92%) Analytics
20 21 (13.29%) C#
20 21 (13.29%) Data Management
21 20 (12.66%) Risk Management
21 20 (12.66%) Scrum
22 19 (12.03%) Windows
23 18 (11.39%) Degree
24 17 (10.76%) Low Latency
24 17 (10.76%) Fintech

Equities
Top Related IT Skills in the City of 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 10 (6.33%) Apache Spark
2 6 (3.80%) Apache Pig
3 5 (3.16%) Confluence
4 4 (2.53%) SharePoint
5 3 (1.90%) WebSphere
6 2 (1.27%) MS Exchange
6 2 (1.27%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (1.27%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.63%) Apache
7 1 (0.63%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (1.90%) MS Visio
2 2 (1.27%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.27%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (1.27%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 7 (4.43%) Minerva
2 6 (3.80%) SimCorp Dimension
3 4 (2.53%) Sentinel
4 3 (1.90%) Global One
5 2 (1.27%) Tesseract
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.27%) Office 365
2 1 (0.63%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.80%) TCP/IP
2 5 (3.16%) Firewall
2 5 (3.16%) Intrusion Detection
2 5 (3.16%) Network Security
3 3 (1.90%) HTTP
4 2 (1.27%) ISDN
4 2 (1.27%) Skype
4 2 (1.27%) Unified Communications
5 1 (0.63%) Multicast
5 1 (0.63%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (8.86%) SQL Server
2 11 (6.96%) Big Data
3 10 (6.33%) Apache Cassandra
3 10 (6.33%) Relational Database
4 9 (5.70%) Data Warehouse
4 9 (5.70%) Hadoop
4 9 (5.70%) RDBMS
5 7 (4.43%) KDB
5 7 (4.43%) Kdb+
6 6 (3.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 5 (3.16%) Data Lake
7 5 (3.16%) Hazelcast
8 4 (2.53%) Tick Data
9 3 (1.90%) MongoDB
9 3 (1.90%) NoSQL
9 3 (1.90%) SQL Server 2012
9 3 (1.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 3 (1.90%) SSDT
10 2 (1.27%) SQL Server 2008
10 2 (1.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 14 (8.86%) JIRA
2 7 (4.43%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (3.80%) Git (software)
3 6 (3.80%) Subversion
4 4 (2.53%) Mocha
5 3 (1.90%) gulp
6 2 (1.27%) Bower
6 2 (1.27%) JUnit
6 2 (1.27%) Karma Test Runner
6 2 (1.27%) Mockito
6 2 (1.27%) Protractor
6 2 (1.27%) Sinon.JS
6 2 (1.27%) Visual Studio
6 2 (1.27%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 2 (1.27%) webpack
7 1 (0.63%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.63%) ERwin
7 1 (0.63%) IntelliJ
7 1 (0.63%) Maven
7 1 (0.63%) TeamCity
General
1 90 (56.96%) Finance
2 75 (47.47%) Front Office
3 72 (45.57%) Banking
4 50 (31.65%) Investment Banking
5 26 (16.46%) Financial Institution
6 25 (15.82%) Retail
7 10 (6.33%) Legal
8 5 (3.16%) Telecoms
9 4 (2.53%) Games
10 3 (1.90%) Back Office
11 1 (0.63%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 79 (50.00%) Developer
2 50 (31.65%) Java Developer
3 39 (24.68%) Analyst
4 21 (13.29%) Front Office Developer
5 20 (12.66%) Business Analyst
6 18 (11.39%) Senior Developer
7 17 (10.76%) Senior Java Developer
8 11 (6.96%) Electronic Trading Developer
9 10 (6.33%) Support Analyst
10 9 (5.70%) C++ Developer
10 9 (5.70%) MiFID Business Analyst
11 8 (5.06%) Architect
11 8 (5.06%) Market Risk Developer
11 8 (5.06%) Market Risk Java Developer
11 8 (5.06%) Project Manager
11 8 (5.06%) Senior Market Risk Java Developer
12 7 (4.43%) Agile Coach
12 7 (4.43%) Business Support Analyst
12 7 (4.43%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
13 6 (3.80%) Analyst Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (9.49%) FIX Protocol
2 11 (6.96%) .NET
2 11 (6.96%) XML
3 8 (5.06%) HTML
4 7 (4.43%) HTML5
5 6 (3.80%) AngularJS
5 6 (3.80%) CSS
5 6 (3.80%) REST
6 5 (3.16%) XSLT
7 4 (2.53%) .NET Framework
7 4 (2.53%) CSS3
7 4 (2.53%) FpML
8 3 (1.90%) Middleware
8 3 (1.90%) React
8 3 (1.90%) WebSphere MQ
8 3 (1.90%) XSD
9 2 (1.27%) LINQ
9 2 (1.27%) WCF
9 2 (1.27%) Web Services
9 2 (1.27%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 58 (36.71%) Fixed Income
2 51 (32.28%) Derivative
3 42 (26.58%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 29 (18.35%) Analytical Skills
5 17 (10.76%) Fintech
6 16 (10.13%) Equity Derivative
7 14 (8.86%) Computer Science
8 12 (7.59%) Management Information System
8 12 (7.59%) Market Risk
9 9 (5.70%) Virtual Team
10 7 (4.43%) TWAP
10 7 (4.43%) VWAP
11 6 (3.80%) Algorithms
11 6 (3.80%) User Experience
12 5 (3.16%) Credit Derivative
12 5 (3.16%) Data Centre
12 5 (3.16%) Security Operations Centre
13 4 (2.53%) Enterprise Software
13 4 (2.53%) OTC Derivatives
14 3 (1.90%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 35 (22.15%) Linux
2 26 (16.46%) Unix
3 19 (12.03%) Windows
4 3 (1.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (1.27%) SUSE
5 2 (1.27%) Windows Server
5 2 (1.27%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.63%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (36.71%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (24.05%) Multithreading
3 34 (21.52%) Asset Management
4 27 (17.09%) Electronic Trading
5 23 (14.56%) Project Management
6 22 (13.92%) Analytics
7 21 (13.29%) Data Management
8 20 (12.66%) Risk Management
8 20 (12.66%) Scrum
9 17 (10.76%) Low Latency
10 16 (10.13%) Mathematics
11 14 (8.86%) Business Analysis
12 12 (7.59%) SDLC
13 10 (6.33%) Migration
14 9 (5.70%) Algorithmic Trading
14 9 (5.70%) DevOps
14 9 (5.70%) Investment Management
14 9 (5.70%) Market Making
15 8 (5.06%) Concurrent Programming
15 8 (5.06%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 62 (39.24%) Java
2 49 (31.01%) SQL
3 21 (13.29%) C#
4 14 (8.86%) C++
5 11 (6.96%) Python
6 10 (6.33%) JavaScript
6 10 (6.33%) Scala
7 9 (5.70%) PL/SQL
8 8 (5.06%) Haskell
9 7 (4.43%) Perl
9 7 (4.43%) Shell Script
10 6 (3.80%) PowerShell
11 4 (2.53%) T-SQL
12 3 (1.90%) Bash Shell
12 3 (1.90%) C
13 2 (1.27%) VBA
14 1 (0.63%) ES6
14 1 (0.63%) PHP
14 1 (0.63%) R
14 1 (0.63%) VB
Qualifications
1 18 (11.39%) Degree
2 5 (3.16%) CISM
2 5 (3.16%) CISSP
2 5 (3.16%) CNA
2 5 (3.16%) GCIA
2 5 (3.16%) GCIH
2 5 (3.16%) GIAC
2 5 (3.16%) Network+ Certification
2 5 (3.16%) Novell Certification
2 5 (3.16%) SANS
3 2 (1.27%) ISEB
4 1 (0.63%) IIBA
4 1 (0.63%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (15.19%) MiFID
2 5 (3.16%) QA
3 2 (1.27%) COBIT
3 2 (1.27%) EMIR
4 1 (0.63%) AIFMD
4 1 (0.63%) Basel III
4 1 (0.63%) CRD IV
4 1 (0.63%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.63%) Dodd-Frank
4 1 (0.63%) FATCA
4 1 (0.63%) IFRS
4 1 (0.63%) ISAE 3402
4 1 (0.63%) ISO20022
4 1 (0.63%) SLA
4 1 (0.63%) Solvency II
System Software
1 3 (1.90%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.27%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 1 (0.63%) Docker
3 1 (0.63%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 5 (3.16%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 3 (1.90%) ITRS Geneos
3 2 (1.27%) Control-M
3 2 (1.27%) Puppet
4 1 (0.63%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.63%) RSA Archer
4 1 (0.63%) Thomson Reuters DACS
4 1 (0.63%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 26 (16.46%) Oracle
2 12 (7.59%) Fidessa
3 10 (6.33%) Sybase
4 9 (5.70%) Microsoft
5 7 (4.43%) SimCorp
6 5 (3.16%) Bloomberg
6 5 (3.16%) Sun
7 3 (1.90%) Red Hat
7 3 (1.90%) Remedy
7 3 (1.90%) Serena
8 2 (1.27%) Calypso
8 2 (1.27%) Cisco
8 2 (1.27%) Polycom
8 2 (1.27%) Sonus
8 2 (1.27%) Veritas
9 1 (0.63%) Fixnetix
9 1 (0.63%) IBM
9 1 (0.63%) Murex
9 1 (0.63%) Solace
9 1 (0.63%) Splunk
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