Period
to 1 June 2020

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 1 June 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
Central London > City of London
6 months to
1 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 130 143 139
Rank change year-on-year +13 -4 -35
Contract jobs citing Equities 20 93 117
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 0.66% 1.44% 1.68%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.91% 4.08% 4.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 69 77
Median daily rate £615 £650 £675
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.38% -3.70% +17.39%
10th Percentile £460 £500 £448
90th Percentile £708 £728 £725
Central London median daily rate £620 £650 £675
% change year-on-year -4.62% -3.70% +17.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
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 1,047 2,277 2,820
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 34.77% 35.19% 40.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 710 1,658 2,158
Median daily rate £518 £525 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.43% - +5.00%
10th Percentile £300 £325 £313
90th Percentile £688 £688 £725
Central London median daily rate £500 £525 £517
% change year-on-year -4.76% +1.55% +3.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 43 52
Median hourly rate £32.25 £19.50 £21.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +65.38% -7.69% +12.98%
10th Percentile £12.42 £11.25 £13.24
90th Percentile £52.25 £48.67 £48.06
Median hourly rate £33.50 £19.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year +69.62% -1.25% +25.96%

Equities
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing Equities as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Equities in the City of London.

Daily rate trend for Equities in the City of London

Equities
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Equities in the City of London over the 6 months to 1 June 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Equities in the City of London

Equities
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Equities in the City of London.

Hourly rate trend for Equities in the City of London

For the 6 months to 1 June 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 City of London region with a requirement for Equities.

1 9 (45.00%) Fixed Income
2 8 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (40.00%) Front Office
3 7 (35.00%) C#
3 7 (35.00%) SQL
3 7 (35.00%) Banking
4 6 (30.00%) .NET
4 6 (30.00%) Finance
5 5 (25.00%) Azure
6 4 (20.00%) Java
6 4 (20.00%) ASP.NET
6 4 (20.00%) Asset Management
6 4 (20.00%) Investment Banking
7 3 (15.00%) Derivative
7 3 (15.00%) TDD
7 3 (15.00%) Financial Institution
7 3 (15.00%) MVC
7 3 (15.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (15.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 3 (15.00%) Azure SQL Database
7 3 (15.00%) WPF
7 3 (15.00%) Requirements Gathering
8 2 (10.00%) WCF
8 2 (10.00%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
8 2 (10.00%) Data Science
8 2 (10.00%) Problem-Solving
8 2 (10.00%) Project Delivery
8 2 (10.00%) Physical Data Model
8 2 (10.00%) Electronic Trading
8 2 (10.00%) Test Automation

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:

Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Markit EDM
1 1 (5.00%) Sophis RISQUE
1 1 (5.00%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 5 (25.00%) Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.00%) Azure SQL Database
2 2 (10.00%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
2 2 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (10.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (5.00%) DB2
3 1 (5.00%) KDB
3 1 (5.00%) Kdb+
3 1 (5.00%) MemSQL
3 1 (5.00%) QlikView
3 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (5.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (5.00%) Tick Data
Development Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Gradle
1 1 (5.00%) JUnit
1 1 (5.00%) Log4Net
1 1 (5.00%) Maven
1 1 (5.00%) Subversion
1 1 (5.00%) TeamCity
General
1 8 (40.00%) Front Office
2 7 (35.00%) Banking
3 6 (30.00%) Finance
4 4 (20.00%) Investment Banking
5 3 (15.00%) Financial Institution
6 2 (10.00%) Retail
7 1 (5.00%) International Banking
7 1 (5.00%) Law
Job Titles
1 7 (35.00%) Developer
2 5 (25.00%) Analyst
3 4 (20.00%) Business Analyst
4 3 (15.00%) Java Developer
5 2 (10.00%) C++ Developer
5 2 (10.00%) Data Business Analyst
5 2 (10.00%) Data Warehouse Analyst
5 2 (10.00%) Data Warehouse Business Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Banking Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) C# Pricing Developer
6 1 (5.00%) C# WCF Developer
6 1 (5.00%) C# WPF Developer
6 1 (5.00%) C++ Pricing Developer
6 1 (5.00%) Data Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Electronic Trading Developer
6 1 (5.00%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
6 1 (5.00%) KDB Developer
6 1 (5.00%) Pricing Developer
6 1 (5.00%) Technical Business Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) WCF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (30.00%) .NET
2 4 (20.00%) ASP.NET
3 3 (15.00%) WPF
4 2 (10.00%) AngularJS
4 2 (10.00%) FIX Protocol
4 2 (10.00%) WCF
4 2 (10.00%) WinForms
5 1 (5.00%) .NET Framework
5 1 (5.00%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (5.00%) Boost C++ Libraries
5 1 (5.00%) LINQ
5 1 (5.00%) RESTful
5 1 (5.00%) Spring
5 1 (5.00%) STL
5 1 (5.00%) Task Parallel Library
Miscellaneous
1 9 (45.00%) Fixed Income
2 3 (15.00%) Derivative
2 3 (15.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 2 (10.00%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 2 (10.00%) Linux
2 1 (5.00%) Unix
2 1 (5.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (20.00%) Asset Management
3 3 (15.00%) MVC
3 3 (15.00%) Requirements Gathering
3 3 (15.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (15.00%) TDD
4 2 (10.00%) Analytics
4 2 (10.00%) Business Analysis
4 2 (10.00%) CRM
4 2 (10.00%) Data Analysis
4 2 (10.00%) Data Analytics
4 2 (10.00%) Data Modelling
4 2 (10.00%) Data Reconciliation
4 2 (10.00%) Data Science
4 2 (10.00%) Electronic Trading
4 2 (10.00%) Physical Data Model
4 2 (10.00%) Problem-Solving
4 2 (10.00%) Project Delivery
4 2 (10.00%) Project Governance
4 2 (10.00%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 7 (35.00%) C#
1 7 (35.00%) SQL
2 4 (20.00%) Java
3 2 (10.00%) C++
3 2 (10.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (5.00%) ACCA
1 1 (5.00%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) GAAP
1 1 (5.00%) IFRS
1 1 (5.00%) QA
1 1 (5.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 1 (5.00%) Oracle
1 1 (5.00%) Sophis
1 1 (5.00%) Sybase