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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 12 August 2022 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
12 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 162 126 119
Rank change year-on-year -36 -7 +49
Contract jobs citing Equities 38 45 12
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 0.84% 1.30% 0.55%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.49% 3.28% 1.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 41 11
10th Percentile £423 £500 £525
25th Percentile £538 £563 £561
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £675 £675 £625
Median % change year-on-year - +8.00% -
75th Percentile £906 £738 £678
90th Percentile £913 £775 £738
Central London median daily rate £730 £675 £638
% change year-on-year +8.15% +5.88% +2.00%

Equities is in the General and Transferable 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 Skills
City of London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 1,528 1,374 736
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 33.75% 39.62% 33.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,014 973 507
10th Percentile £369 £385 £325
25th Percentile £485 £475 £419
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £585 £600 £525
Median % change year-on-year -2.50% +14.29% -
75th Percentile £713 £688 £625
90th Percentile £813 £761 £713
Central London median daily rate £575 £600 £525
% change year-on-year -4.13% +14.24% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 24 29
10th Percentile £18.50 £8.00 £12.69
25th Percentile £21.25 £12.38 £18.50
Median hourly rate £43.24 £27.00 £37.75
Median % change year-on-year +60.15% -28.48% +84.15%
75th Percentile £55.75 £37.75 £43.70
90th Percentile £64.15 £42.93 £47.75
Central London median hourly rate £43.24 £23.50 £37.63
% change year-on-year +84.00% -37.54% +80.63%

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 12 August 2022.

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 12 August 2022, 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 26 (68.42%) Finance
2 22 (57.89%) Fixed Income
3 21 (55.26%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 19 (50.00%) Java
4 19 (50.00%) Banking
5 17 (44.74%) Front Office
6 14 (36.84%) Electronic Trading
7 10 (26.32%) Investment Banking
7 10 (26.32%) Low Latency
8 8 (21.05%) SQL
8 8 (21.05%) Performance Tuning
8 8 (21.05%) Multithreading
9 7 (18.42%) QA
9 7 (18.42%) Linux
9 7 (18.42%) Derivative
9 7 (18.42%) Social Skills
10 6 (15.79%) Unix
10 6 (15.79%) Python
10 6 (15.79%) Multithreaded Programming
11 5 (13.16%) User Acceptance Testing
12 4 (10.53%) Integration Testing
12 4 (10.53%) Test Scripting
12 4 (10.53%) JIRA
12 4 (10.53%) Amazon EC2
12 4 (10.53%) AWS
12 4 (10.53%) Cucumber
12 4 (10.53%) Big Data
12 4 (10.53%) Linux Command Line
12 4 (10.53%) Spring Boot
12 4 (10.53%) Analytical Skills

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 3 (7.89%) Apache Airflow
1 3 (7.89%) Apache Spark
1 3 (7.89%) Luigi
Business Applications
1 2 (5.26%) PeopleSoft Financials
2 1 (2.63%) Fidessa
Cloud Services
1 4 (10.53%) Amazon EC2
1 4 (10.53%) AWS
2 3 (7.89%) Amazon EMR
2 3 (7.89%) Amazon SQS
2 3 (7.89%) Azure
2 3 (7.89%) GCP
3 1 (2.63%) Amazon S3
3 1 (2.63%) AWS Lambda
3 1 (2.63%) Power Platform
3 1 (2.63%) Serverless
3 1 (2.63%) Virtual Private Cloud
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.53%) Big Data
1 4 (10.53%) SQL Server
2 3 (7.89%) Amazon Athena
2 3 (7.89%) Amazon RDS
2 3 (7.89%) Amazon Redshift
2 3 (7.89%) Apache Cassandra
2 3 (7.89%) Hadoop
2 3 (7.89%) MySQL
2 3 (7.89%) NoSQL
2 3 (7.89%) Presto
3 2 (5.26%) KDB
4 1 (2.63%) Power BI
4 1 (2.63%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 4 (10.53%) Cucumber
1 4 (10.53%) JIRA
1 4 (10.53%) JUnit
2 1 (2.63%) MSTest
General
1 26 (68.42%) Finance
2 19 (50.00%) Banking
3 17 (44.74%) Front Office
4 10 (26.32%) Investment Banking
5 7 (18.42%) Social Skills
6 4 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (10.53%) Financial Institution
7 3 (7.89%) Organisational Skills
8 2 (5.26%) Presentation Skills
9 1 (2.63%) German Language
9 1 (2.63%) Legal
9 1 (2.63%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 12 (31.58%) Developer
2 10 (26.32%) Java Developer
3 9 (23.68%) Analyst
4 7 (18.42%) Front Office Developer
5 6 (15.79%) Investment Banking Java Developer
6 4 (10.53%) UAT Analyst
7 3 (7.89%) Banking Analyst
7 3 (7.89%) Banking Business Analyst
7 3 (7.89%) Big Data Engineer
7 3 (7.89%) Business Analyst
7 3 (7.89%) Business Integration Analyst
7 3 (7.89%) Business IT Analyst
7 3 (7.89%) Data Engineer
7 3 (7.89%) Hadoop Engineer
7 3 (7.89%) Integration Analyst
7 3 (7.89%) IT Analyst
7 3 (7.89%) IT Business Analyst
7 3 (7.89%) IT Manager
8 2 (5.26%) FIX Support Analyst
8 2 (5.26%) Investment Banking Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (10.53%) FIX Protocol
1 4 (10.53%) Spring
1 4 (10.53%) Spring Boot
2 3 (7.89%) Kafka
3 1 (2.63%) .NET
3 1 (2.63%) .NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 22 (57.89%) Fixed Income
2 21 (55.26%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 7 (18.42%) Derivative
4 4 (10.53%) Linux Command Line
5 3 (7.89%) Management Information System
6 2 (5.26%) Cyberthreat
7 1 (2.63%) Credit Risk
7 1 (2.63%) Equity Derivative
7 1 (2.63%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 7 (18.42%) Linux
2 6 (15.79%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (36.84%) Electronic Trading
2 10 (26.32%) Low Latency
3 8 (21.05%) Multithreading
3 8 (21.05%) Performance Tuning
4 6 (15.79%) Multithreaded Programming
5 5 (13.16%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (10.53%) Agile
6 4 (10.53%) Event-Driven
6 4 (10.53%) Event-Driven Programming
6 4 (10.53%) Integration Testing
6 4 (10.53%) Microservices
6 4 (10.53%) Test Scripting
6 4 (10.53%) Workflow
7 3 (7.89%) Business Case
7 3 (7.89%) Data Pipeline
7 3 (7.89%) Impact Assessments
7 3 (7.89%) Informatics
7 3 (7.89%) Scaled Agile Framework
7 3 (7.89%) Statistics
7 3 (7.89%) Workflow Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (50.00%) Java
2 8 (21.05%) SQL
3 6 (15.79%) Python
4 3 (7.89%) Scala
5 2 (5.26%) C#
5 2 (5.26%) C++
5 2 (5.26%) Ruby
6 1 (2.63%) Perl
6 1 (2.63%) VBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (18.42%) QA
2 1 (2.63%) PMO
Vendors
1 2 (5.26%) PeopleSoft
2 1 (2.63%) Sybase