Period
to 16 December 2018

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 6 months to 16 December 2018 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
Central London > City of London
6 months to
16 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 112 89 101
Rank change year-on-year -23 +12 +3
Contract jobs citing Equities 164 211 163
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 2.32% 2.95% 2.50%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 5.62% 6.90% 6.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 120 176 83
City of London median daily rate £625 £575 £575
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.70% - +4.55%
10th Percentile £488 £413 £425
90th Percentile £750 £738 £738
Central London median daily rate £625 £575 £575
% change year-on-year +8.70% - +4.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
City of London median hourly rate - - -
Central London median hourly rate - - -

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 the City of London with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
City of London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 2,917 3,057 2,631
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 41.34% 42.78% 40.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,251 2,399 2,011
City of London median daily rate £525 £525 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.53% -
10th Percentile £285 £319 £313
90th Percentile £713 £725 £675
Central London median daily rate £525 £525 £475
% change year-on-year - +10.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 37 30
City of London median hourly rate £19.25 £22.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.44% +18.42% -2.56%
10th Percentile £13.31 £13.19 £12.73
90th Percentile £33.41 £33.69 £55.00
Central London median hourly rate £19.25 £21.62 £18.73
% change year-on-year -10.96% +15.46% -3.97%

Equities
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

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

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 6 months to 16 December 2018.

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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Equities in the City of London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Equities in the City of London

For the 6 months to 16 December 2018, 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 City of London region with a requirement for Equities.

1 81 (49.39%) Agile Software Development
2 75 (45.73%) Java
3 73 (44.51%) Front Office
3 73 (44.51%) Finance
4 70 (42.68%) Fixed Income
5 59 (35.98%) Derivative
6 51 (31.10%) Multithreading
7 48 (29.27%) Banking
8 43 (26.22%) Asset Management
9 38 (23.17%) Low Latency
10 34 (20.73%) SQL Server
11 32 (19.51%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 30 (18.29%) C#
13 28 (17.07%) FIX Protocol
13 28 (17.07%) Analytics
14 26 (15.85%) Electronic Trading
15 24 (14.63%) Equity Derivative
15 24 (14.63%) SQL
16 22 (13.41%) Financial Institution
16 22 (13.41%) Problem-Solving
17 21 (12.80%) Algorithmic Trading
18 19 (11.59%) Investment Banking
18 19 (11.59%) Microsoft
19 18 (10.98%) Python
19 18 (10.98%) .NET
19 18 (10.98%) TDD
19 18 (10.98%) Retail
20 17 (10.37%) Scaled Agile Framework
21 16 (9.76%) Java 8
21 16 (9.76%) Microsoft Excel

Equities
Co-occurring 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 5 (3.05%) JBoss
2 4 (2.44%) WebLogic
3 1 (0.61%) Apache Spark
3 1 (0.61%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 16 (9.76%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (3.66%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (3.66%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 5 (3.05%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (1.83%) Eikon
2 2 (1.22%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.22%) SimCorp Dimension
2 2 (1.22%) thinkFolio
3 1 (0.61%) IntelliMatch
3 1 (0.61%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 7 (4.27%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (3.66%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.61%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.22%) DMZ
2 1 (0.61%) LAN
2 1 (0.61%) Unified Communications
2 1 (0.61%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (20.73%) SQL Server
2 8 (4.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (3.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (3.05%) MS Access
4 5 (3.05%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (3.05%) SQL Server 2016
5 4 (2.44%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (2.44%) MySQL
5 4 (2.44%) Relational Database
6 3 (1.83%) Big Data
6 3 (1.83%) DB2
6 3 (1.83%) KDB
6 3 (1.83%) Kdb+
6 3 (1.83%) NoSQL
6 3 (1.83%) SQL Server 2014
7 2 (1.22%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.61%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (0.61%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
8 1 (0.61%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 6 (3.66%) Git (software)
1 6 (3.66%) SpecFlow
2 5 (3.05%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (2.44%) Jenkins
3 4 (2.44%) JIRA
4 3 (1.83%) Maven
4 3 (1.83%) Moq
4 3 (1.83%) NUnit
4 3 (1.83%) Rhino Mocks
4 3 (1.83%) Robot Framework
5 2 (1.22%) Grunt
5 2 (1.22%) gulp
5 2 (1.22%) Octopus Deploy
5 2 (1.22%) TeamCity
5 2 (1.22%) Visual Studio
5 2 (1.22%) webpack
6 1 (0.61%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.61%) HP UFT
6 1 (0.61%) IntelliJ
6 1 (0.61%) Xcode
General
1 73 (44.51%) Finance
1 73 (44.51%) Front Office
2 48 (29.27%) Banking
3 22 (13.41%) Financial Institution
4 19 (11.59%) Investment Banking
5 18 (10.98%) Retail
6 11 (6.71%) Back Office
7 4 (2.44%) Advertising
8 1 (0.61%) Legal
8 1 (0.61%) Prime Brokerage
Job Titles
1 118 (71.95%) Developer
2 63 (38.41%) Java Developer
3 36 (21.95%) Front Office Developer
4 35 (21.34%) Analyst
5 17 (10.37%) Business Analyst
6 14 (8.54%) C# Developer
7 13 (7.93%) Senior Developer
8 12 (7.32%) .NET Developer
9 10 (6.10%) Analyst Developer
10 9 (5.49%) VBA Developer
11 8 (4.88%) Asset Management Analyst
12 7 (4.27%) Report Analyst
13 6 (3.66%) Asset Management Business Analyst
13 6 (3.66%) AWS Developer
13 6 (3.66%) C# .NET Developer
14 5 (3.05%) Business Intelligence Developer
14 5 (3.05%) SQL Developer
15 4 (2.44%) Project Manager
15 4 (2.44%) Senior Java Developer
15 4 (2.44%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (17.07%) FIX Protocol
2 18 (10.98%) .NET
3 10 (6.10%) Middleware
4 8 (4.88%) JMS
5 7 (4.27%) ASP.NET
5 7 (4.27%) HTML
5 7 (4.27%) WCF
5 7 (4.27%) WPF
5 7 (4.27%) XML
6 6 (3.66%) React
6 6 (3.66%) Velocity
7 5 (3.05%) ASP.NET Web API
7 5 (3.05%) HTML5
7 5 (3.05%) Spring
8 4 (2.44%) ActiveMQ
8 4 (2.44%) Java EE
8 4 (2.44%) Kafka
8 4 (2.44%) WinForms
9 3 (1.83%) LINQ
9 3 (1.83%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 70 (42.68%) Fixed Income
2 59 (35.98%) Derivative
3 32 (19.51%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 24 (14.63%) Equity Derivative
5 10 (6.10%) Hedge funds
5 10 (6.10%) Self-Motivation
6 9 (5.49%) Greenfield Project
6 9 (5.49%) Management Information System
7 8 (4.88%) Analytical Skills
7 8 (4.88%) Fintech
8 5 (3.05%) Podcast
8 5 (3.05%) Tandem
9 4 (2.44%) Algorithms
10 3 (1.83%) User Experience
11 2 (1.22%) Data Centre
11 2 (1.22%) OTC Derivatives
11 2 (1.22%) PMI
12 1 (0.61%) Blackberry
12 1 (0.61%) SWIFT
12 1 (0.61%) VWAP
Operating Systems
1 9 (5.49%) Linux
2 8 (4.88%) Unix
3 2 (1.22%) Windows
4 1 (0.61%) Android
4 1 (0.61%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (49.39%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (31.10%) Multithreading
3 43 (26.22%) Asset Management
4 38 (23.17%) Low Latency
5 28 (17.07%) Analytics
6 26 (15.85%) Electronic Trading
7 22 (13.41%) Problem-Solving
8 21 (12.80%) Algorithmic Trading
9 18 (10.98%) TDD
10 17 (10.37%) Scaled Agile Framework
11 15 (9.15%) Business Analysis
12 14 (8.54%) Computer Science
13 12 (7.32%) Test Automation
14 11 (6.71%) Multithreaded Programming
14 11 (6.71%) OO
15 10 (6.10%) Migration
16 9 (5.49%) BDD
16 9 (5.49%) Prototyping
16 9 (5.49%) SDLC
17 8 (4.88%) Data Science
Programming Languages
1 75 (45.73%) Java
2 30 (18.29%) C#
3 24 (14.63%) SQL
4 18 (10.98%) Python
5 16 (9.76%) Java 8
6 15 (9.15%) VBA
7 7 (4.27%) R
8 4 (2.44%) C
8 4 (2.44%) C++
8 4 (2.44%) JavaScript
8 4 (2.44%) Scala
9 2 (1.22%) Shell Script
9 2 (1.22%) TypeScript
10 1 (0.61%) Apple Swift
10 1 (0.61%) Perl
Qualifications
1 10 (6.10%) Degree
2 2 (1.22%) Computer Science Degree
2 2 (1.22%) PMI Certification
3 1 (0.61%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.27%) MiFID
2 3 (1.83%) Data Quality
2 3 (1.83%) EMIR
2 3 (1.83%) SLA
3 2 (1.22%) QA
4 1 (0.61%) Dodd-Frank
4 1 (0.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.61%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.61%) PMO
System Software
1 7 (4.27%) Docker
2 1 (0.61%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.61%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 4 (2.44%) Ansible
2 3 (1.83%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.61%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 19 (11.59%) Microsoft
2 9 (5.49%) Sybase
2 9 (5.49%) Tableau
3 8 (4.88%) FactSet
4 7 (4.27%) Bloomberg
4 7 (4.27%) TIBCO
5 5 (3.05%) GoldenSource
5 5 (3.05%) Oracle
6 4 (2.44%) Cadence
6 4 (2.44%) Calypso
7 3 (1.83%) Currenex
7 3 (1.83%) Informatica
7 3 (1.83%) Reuters
8 2 (1.22%) Charles River
8 2 (1.22%) Google
8 2 (1.22%) SimCorp
9 1 (0.61%) Avaloq
9 1 (0.61%) Speakerbus
9 1 (0.61%) Wallstreet Suite
9 1 (0.61%) Yardi