Period
to 28 January 2022

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 28 January 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
28 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 126 114 142
Rank change year-on-year -12 +28 -9
Contract jobs citing Equities 63 19 64
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 1.57% 0.90% 1.31%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.42% 2.53% 4.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 14 48
10th Percentile £465 £323 £486
25th Percentile £570 £427 £613
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £700 £566 £638
Median % change year-on-year +23.62% -11.18% -1.92%
75th Percentile £800 £624 £700
90th Percentile £894 £719 £744
Central London median daily rate £700 £566 £638
% change year-on-year +23.62% -11.18% -1.92%

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 1,424 751 1,494
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 35.48% 35.53% 30.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,080 532 1,155
10th Percentile £405 £313 £292
25th Percentile £495 £413 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £575 £525 £525
Median % change year-on-year +9.52% - -
75th Percentile £688 £638 £625
90th Percentile £800 £725 £700
Central London median daily rate £575 £525 £515
% change year-on-year +9.52% +1.94% -1.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 16 29
10th Percentile £36.55 £13.14 £11.80
25th Percentile £41.75 £21.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate £50.50 £29.25 £20.50
Median % change year-on-year +72.65% +42.68% +9.63%
75th Percentile £61.94 £39.44 £33.38
90th Percentile £64.85 £46.88 £52.25
Central London median hourly rate £50.50 £29.89 £21.00
% change year-on-year +68.95% +42.33% +9.09%

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 28 January 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 28 January 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 43 (68.25%) Banking
2 39 (61.90%) Finance
3 32 (50.79%) Social Skills
4 27 (42.86%) Fixed Income
5 26 (41.27%) Investment Banking
6 25 (39.68%) Java
6 25 (39.68%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 19 (30.16%) Derivative
8 18 (28.57%) Front Office
8 18 (28.57%) SQL
9 16 (25.40%) QA
10 14 (22.22%) Oracle
10 14 (22.22%) Organisational Skills
11 12 (19.05%) Business Case
11 12 (19.05%) SDLC
12 11 (17.46%) DevOps
12 11 (17.46%) User Acceptance Testing
12 11 (17.46%) GAP Analysis
13 10 (15.87%) Analytical Skills
14 9 (14.29%) Performance Tuning
14 9 (14.29%) Problem-Solving
14 9 (14.29%) Electronic Trading
14 9 (14.29%) Low Latency
14 9 (14.29%) Oracle Database
15 8 (12.70%) NoSQL
15 8 (12.70%) C++
15 8 (12.70%) Python
15 8 (12.70%) Back Office
16 7 (11.11%) JIRA
16 7 (11.11%) Multithreading

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 1 (1.59%) Confluence
1 1 (1.59%) Jetty
1 1 (1.59%) Oracle Workflow
Business Applications
1 1 (1.59%) Bloomberg TOMS
1 1 (1.59%) PeopleSoft Financials
1 1 (1.59%) SimCorp Dimension
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.35%) AWS
1 4 (6.35%) Azure
2 2 (3.17%) Serverless
3 1 (1.59%) GCP
3 1 (1.59%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.59%) BGP
1 1 (1.59%) Firewall
1 1 (1.59%) FIX Connectivity
1 1 (1.59%) HTTP
1 1 (1.59%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (14.29%) Oracle Database
2 8 (12.70%) NoSQL
3 4 (6.35%) SQL Server
4 3 (4.76%) KDB
5 1 (1.59%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.59%) Hazelcast
5 1 (1.59%) Metadata
5 1 (1.59%) Redis
5 1 (1.59%) VLDB
Development Applications
1 7 (11.11%) JIRA
2 1 (1.59%) Cucumber
2 1 (1.59%) JMeter
2 1 (1.59%) JUnit
2 1 (1.59%) Moq
2 1 (1.59%) NUnit
2 1 (1.59%) Postman
2 1 (1.59%) SoapUI
2 1 (1.59%) SpecFlow
General
1 43 (68.25%) Banking
2 39 (61.90%) Finance
3 32 (50.79%) Social Skills
4 26 (41.27%) Investment Banking
5 18 (28.57%) Front Office
6 14 (22.22%) Organisational Skills
7 10 (15.87%) Analytical Skills
8 8 (12.70%) Back Office
9 2 (3.17%) International Banking
10 1 (1.59%) Financial Institution
10 1 (1.59%) Inclusion and Diversity
10 1 (1.59%) Legal
10 1 (1.59%) Presentation Skills
10 1 (1.59%) Prime Brokerage
10 1 (1.59%) Retail Banking
10 1 (1.59%) Synthetic Prime Brokerage
Job Titles
1 24 (38.10%) Analyst
2 21 (33.33%) Developer
3 15 (23.81%) Banking Analyst
3 15 (23.81%) Business Analyst
3 15 (23.81%) Java Developer
4 11 (17.46%) Banking Business Analyst
4 11 (17.46%) Business IT Analyst
4 11 (17.46%) IT Analyst
4 11 (17.46%) IT Business Analyst
5 6 (9.52%) Front Office Developer
5 6 (9.52%) Investment Banking Java Developer
5 6 (9.52%) Test Analyst
6 3 (4.76%) Architect
6 3 (4.76%) Consultant
6 3 (4.76%) Java Consultant
6 3 (4.76%) Senior Consultant
6 3 (4.76%) Senior Java Consultant
6 3 (4.76%) UAT Analyst
6 3 (4.76%) UAT Test Analyst
7 2 (3.17%) Data Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.35%) FIX Protocol
1 4 (6.35%) HTML
1 4 (6.35%) HTML5
1 4 (6.35%) Spring
2 3 (4.76%) .NET
2 3 (4.76%) Hibernate
2 3 (4.76%) J2SE
2 3 (4.76%) XML
3 2 (3.17%) JSON
3 2 (3.17%) Kafka
3 2 (3.17%) Middleware
3 2 (3.17%) Murex Flex
3 2 (3.17%) Spring Boot
3 2 (3.17%) WPF
4 1 (1.59%) Akka
4 1 (1.59%) Angular 2
4 1 (1.59%) AngularJS
4 1 (1.59%) Pandas
4 1 (1.59%) PyTorch
4 1 (1.59%) React
Miscellaneous
1 27 (42.86%) Fixed Income
2 25 (39.68%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 19 (30.16%) Derivative
4 4 (6.35%) Market Risk
5 2 (3.17%) Credit Risk
5 2 (3.17%) OTC Derivatives
5 2 (3.17%) Reference Data
6 1 (1.59%) Analytical Mindset
6 1 (1.59%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.59%) Equity Derivative
6 1 (1.59%) Hedge funds
6 1 (1.59%) Legacy Systems
6 1 (1.59%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (1.59%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.59%) Synthetic Equity
Operating Systems
1 4 (6.35%) Linux
2 3 (4.76%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (19.05%) Business Case
1 12 (19.05%) SDLC
2 11 (17.46%) DevOps
2 11 (17.46%) GAP Analysis
2 11 (17.46%) User Acceptance Testing
3 9 (14.29%) Electronic Trading
3 9 (14.29%) Low Latency
3 9 (14.29%) Performance Tuning
3 9 (14.29%) Problem-Solving
4 7 (11.11%) Multithreaded Programming
4 7 (11.11%) Multithreading
5 6 (9.52%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (9.52%) Analytics
5 6 (9.52%) Workflow
6 5 (7.94%) Risk Management
6 5 (7.94%) Software Engineering
6 5 (7.94%) Test Scripting
7 4 (6.35%) Computer Science
7 4 (6.35%) Information Security
7 4 (6.35%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 25 (39.68%) Java
2 18 (28.57%) SQL
3 8 (12.70%) C++
3 8 (12.70%) Python
4 4 (6.35%) C#
5 3 (4.76%) Perl
6 2 (3.17%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.59%) Go
7 1 (1.59%) PowerShell
7 1 (1.59%) Scala
7 1 (1.59%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.59%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (7.94%) Degree
2 2 (3.17%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (1.59%) CCNA
3 1 (1.59%) CCNP
3 1 (1.59%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (25.40%) QA
2 3 (4.76%) EMIR
2 3 (4.76%) MiFID
3 2 (3.17%) Data Quality
4 1 (1.59%) COREP
System Software
1 3 (4.76%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (4.76%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 14 (22.22%) Oracle
2 4 (6.35%) Sybase
3 3 (4.76%) Bloomberg
4 2 (3.17%) Fidessa
4 2 (3.17%) Murex
5 1 (1.59%) Cadence
5 1 (1.59%) CheckPoint
5 1 (1.59%) Cisco
5 1 (1.59%) Juniper
5 1 (1.59%) Microsoft
5 1 (1.59%) Palo Alto
5 1 (1.59%) PeopleSoft
5 1 (1.59%) SimCorp