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 23 June 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.

Equities
London / City of London
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 79 114 117
Rank change year-on-year +35 +3  
Contract jobs citing Equities 90 50 85
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 2.73% 1.48% 1.46%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 6.51% 3.75% 3.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 47 80
Median daily rate £575 £575 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +9.52%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £425 £475
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £700 £635
UK excluding London median daily rate £421 £400 £450
% change year-on-year +5.12% -11.11%  
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 1382 1335 2184
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 41.88% 39.45% 37.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 1046 1116 1739
Median daily rate £530 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.57% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £313 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £650 £635
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 16 39
Median hourly rate £18.70 £17.50 £22.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.82% -23.34%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.93 £12.50 £15.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.20 £62.00 £59.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £22.75 £19.00
% change year-on-year +9.89% +19.73%  

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 23 June 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 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 23 June 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 94 (56.63%) Finance
2 82 (49.40%) Banking
3 74 (44.58%) Front Office
3 74 (44.58%) Java
4 59 (35.54%) Investment Banking
5 52 (31.33%) Agile Software Development
6 49 (29.52%) SQL
7 47 (28.31%) Derivative
8 43 (25.90%) Multithreading
9 41 (24.70%) MiFID
10 39 (23.49%) Electronic Trading
11 36 (21.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 35 (21.08%) Fixed Income
13 34 (20.48%) Analytical Skills
14 31 (18.67%) Oracle
14 31 (18.67%) Linux
15 27 (16.27%) C#
15 27 (16.27%) Low Latency
16 26 (15.66%) Fintech
17 24 (14.46%) Data Management
18 23 (13.86%) Equity Derivative
18 23 (13.86%) FIX Protocol
19 20 (12.05%) Unix
20 19 (11.45%) Scrum
21 18 (10.84%) Analytics
22 17 (10.24%) JIRA
22 17 (10.24%) Algorithmic Trading
22 17 (10.24%) Windows
23 16 (9.64%) SDLC
24 15 (9.04%) Risk Management

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 7 (4.22%) Confluence
2 6 (3.61%) Apache
3 4 (2.41%) Apache Spark
3 4 (2.41%) Tomcat
4 2 (1.20%) Apache Pig
5 1 (0.60%) IIS
5 1 (0.60%) Jupyter
5 1 (0.60%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (1.81%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (1.81%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.20%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.60%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (2.41%) Global One
2 3 (1.81%) Endur
2 3 (1.81%) SunGard GMI
3 1 (0.60%) Eagle PACE
3 1 (0.60%) IntelliMatch
3 1 (0.60%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.60%) Minerva
3 1 (0.60%) SimCorp Dimension
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.01%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.60%) Firewall
2 1 (0.60%) Multicast
2 1 (0.60%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (7.23%) Relational Database
2 11 (6.63%) KDB
2 11 (6.63%) RDBMS
2 11 (6.63%) SQL Server
3 10 (6.02%) Kdb+
4 6 (3.61%) Hazelcast
5 5 (3.01%) Big Data
6 4 (2.41%) Apache Cassandra
6 4 (2.41%) BusinessObjects
6 4 (2.41%) MariaDB
6 4 (2.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (2.41%) Tick Data
7 3 (1.81%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (1.81%) Hadoop
8 2 (1.20%) Oracle Database
8 2 (1.20%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.60%) DataStage
9 1 (0.60%) MySQL
9 1 (0.60%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 17 (10.24%) JIRA
2 8 (4.82%) Git (software)
2 8 (4.82%) Maven
2 8 (4.82%) TeamCity
3 6 (3.61%) Cucumber
3 6 (3.61%) Gradle
4 5 (3.01%) Subversion
5 3 (1.81%) JUnit
5 3 (1.81%) Mockito
5 3 (1.81%) Visual Studio
6 2 (1.20%) Moq
6 2 (1.20%) NUnit
7 1 (0.60%) EasyMock
7 1 (0.60%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.60%) ERwin
7 1 (0.60%) IntelliJ
7 1 (0.60%) Mocha
7 1 (0.60%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.60%) webpack
7 1 (0.60%) XMLSpy
General
1 94 (56.63%) Finance
2 82 (49.40%) Banking
3 74 (44.58%) Front Office
4 59 (35.54%) Investment Banking
5 10 (6.02%) Financial Institution
6 9 (5.42%) Back Office
6 9 (5.42%) Retail
7 8 (4.82%) Telecoms
8 7 (4.22%) Games
9 4 (2.41%) Legal
10 1 (0.60%) Advertising
10 1 (0.60%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 99 (59.64%) Developer
2 64 (38.55%) Java Developer
3 37 (22.29%) Analyst
4 26 (15.66%) Front Office Developer
5 25 (15.06%) Business Analyst
6 24 (14.46%) Senior Developer
7 18 (10.84%) Senior Java Developer
8 17 (10.24%) Electronic Trading Developer
9 13 (7.83%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
10 9 (5.42%) Support Analyst
11 7 (4.22%) C++ Developer
11 7 (4.22%) Games Developer
11 7 (4.22%) Investment Banking Java Developer
11 7 (4.22%) Java Games Developer
11 7 (4.22%) Telecoms Developer
11 7 (4.22%) Telecoms Java Developer
12 6 (3.61%) .NET Developer
12 6 (3.61%) Architect
12 6 (3.61%) Lead Developer
12 6 (3.61%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (13.86%) FIX Protocol
2 13 (7.83%) .NET
3 9 (5.42%) HTML
3 9 (5.42%) HTML5
4 8 (4.82%) REST
5 7 (4.22%) AngularJS
5 7 (4.22%) CSS
6 5 (3.01%) Kafka
6 5 (3.01%) Spring
6 5 (3.01%) XML
7 4 (2.41%) Hibernate
7 4 (2.41%) React
8 3 (1.81%) WCF
9 2 (1.20%) CSS3
9 2 (1.20%) JSON
9 2 (1.20%) LINQ
9 2 (1.20%) Node.js
9 2 (1.20%) RxJS
9 2 (1.20%) WinForms
9 2 (1.20%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 47 (28.31%) Derivative
2 36 (21.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 35 (21.08%) Fixed Income
4 34 (20.48%) Analytical Skills
5 26 (15.66%) Fintech
6 23 (13.86%) Equity Derivative
7 10 (6.02%) Computer Science
7 10 (6.02%) TWAP
7 10 (6.02%) VWAP
8 8 (4.82%) Greenfield Project
9 7 (4.22%) Management Information System
10 6 (3.61%) Algorithms
10 6 (3.61%) Virtual Team
11 4 (2.41%) Enterprise Software
12 3 (1.81%) Hedge funds
12 3 (1.81%) Market Risk
12 3 (1.81%) User Experience
13 2 (1.20%) Data Structures
14 1 (0.60%) Digital Media
14 1 (0.60%) Pricing Data
Operating Systems
1 31 (18.67%) Linux
2 20 (12.05%) Unix
3 17 (10.24%) Windows
4 7 (4.22%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (31.33%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (25.90%) Multithreading
3 39 (23.49%) Electronic Trading
4 27 (16.27%) Low Latency
5 24 (14.46%) Data Management
6 19 (11.45%) Scrum
7 18 (10.84%) Analytics
8 17 (10.24%) Algorithmic Trading
9 16 (9.64%) SDLC
10 15 (9.04%) Asset Management
10 15 (9.04%) Risk Management
11 13 (7.83%) Migration
11 13 (7.83%) Project Management
12 12 (7.23%) Market Making
13 11 (6.63%) Data Analysis
13 11 (6.63%) Mathematics
14 10 (6.02%) Functional Testing
14 10 (6.02%) Index Arbitrage
14 10 (6.02%) Performance Metrics
14 10 (6.02%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 74 (44.58%) Java
2 49 (29.52%) SQL
3 27 (16.27%) C#
4 12 (7.23%) PL/SQL
5 10 (6.02%) JavaScript
6 9 (5.42%) C++
7 7 (4.22%) Shell Script
8 5 (3.01%) Python
8 5 (3.01%) Scala
8 5 (3.01%) T-SQL
8 5 (3.01%) VBA
9 3 (1.81%) Perl
9 3 (1.81%) Ruby
9 3 (1.81%) VB.NET
10 2 (1.20%) C
11 1 (0.60%) Haskell
11 1 (0.60%) PHP
11 1 (0.60%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.60%) Tcl
11 1 (0.60%) VB
Qualifications
1 14 (8.43%) Degree
2 8 (4.82%) Numerate Degree
3 3 (1.81%) ISEB
4 1 (0.60%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (0.60%) IIBA
4 1 (0.60%) Master's Degree
4 1 (0.60%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (24.70%) MiFID
2 12 (7.23%) QA
3 5 (3.01%) EMIR
4 2 (1.20%) Dodd-Frank
5 1 (0.60%) Basel III
5 1 (0.60%) CRD IV
5 1 (0.60%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.60%) IFRS
5 1 (0.60%) ISAE 3402
5 1 (0.60%) ISO 20022
5 1 (0.60%) SLA
5 1 (0.60%) Solvency II
System Software
1 7 (4.22%) Docker
2 1 (0.60%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.60%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 2 (1.20%) ITRS Geneos
1 2 (1.20%) Kubernetes
1 2 (1.20%) Thomson Reuters DACS
2 1 (0.60%) RSA Archer
2 1 (0.60%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 31 (18.67%) Oracle
2 9 (5.42%) Sybase
3 8 (4.82%) Fidessa
4 6 (3.61%) IBM
5 5 (3.01%) SimCorp
6 4 (2.41%) Microsoft
7 3 (1.81%) Bloomberg
7 3 (1.81%) OpenLink
7 3 (1.81%) Remedy
7 3 (1.81%) SunGard
8 2 (1.20%) Calypso
8 2 (1.20%) Informatica
8 2 (1.20%) ION Trading
8 2 (1.20%) Typemock
9 1 (0.60%) Cadence
9 1 (0.60%) Fixnetix
9 1 (0.60%) Red Hat
9 1 (0.60%) Serena
9 1 (0.60%) Solace
9 1 (0.60%) Sophis
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