Period
to 18 April 2021

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 18 April 2021 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
18 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 115 138 138
Rank change year-on-year +23 0 -7
Contract jobs citing Equities 26 33 108
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 1.06% 0.84% 1.60%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.73% 2.44% 4.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 25 83
10th Percentile £353 £508 £513
25th Percentile £525 £550 £606
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £589 £625 £650
Median % change year-on-year -5.80% -3.85% -
75th Percentile £669 £688 £675
90th Percentile £708 £749 £725
Central London median daily rate £588 £631 £650
% change year-on-year -6.93% -2.88% -

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 954 1,351 2,501
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 38.78% 34.54% 36.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 667 993 1,848
10th Percentile £356 £278 £313
25th Percentile £431 £413 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £520 £525
Median % change year-on-year +5.77% -0.95% -
75th Percentile £648 £625 £625
90th Percentile £725 £694 £688
Central London median daily rate £550 £500 £525
% change year-on-year +10.00% -4.76% +0.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 41 43
10th Percentile £12.29 £12.42 £12.55
25th Percentile £14.40 £14.38 £16.43
Median hourly rate £20.49 £25.00 £19.25
Median % change year-on-year -18.05% +29.87% -10.47%
75th Percentile £25.25 £39.25 £33.25
90th Percentile £40.83 £52.25 £37.50
Central London median hourly rate £20.00 £25.72 £20.25
% change year-on-year -22.24% +27.01% -5.81%

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 18 April 2021.

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 18 April 2021, 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 18 (69.23%) Banking
2 14 (53.85%) Front Office
3 11 (42.31%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 11 (42.31%) Investment Banking
4 10 (38.46%) Finance
5 8 (30.77%) Derivative
6 7 (26.92%) C#
6 7 (26.92%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (19.23%) TDD
7 5 (19.23%) C++
7 5 (19.23%) Java
7 5 (19.23%) Microsoft Excel
7 5 (19.23%) Degree
7 5 (19.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 4 (15.38%) Business Analysis
8 4 (15.38%) Computer Science
8 4 (15.38%) International Banking
8 4 (15.38%) Electronic Trading
8 4 (15.38%) SDLC
8 4 (15.38%) PnL Attribution
8 4 (15.38%) SQL
8 4 (15.38%) MS Visio
9 3 (11.54%) Self-Motivation
9 3 (11.54%) Risk Management
9 3 (11.54%) Software Engineering
9 3 (11.54%) Asset Management
9 3 (11.54%) .NET
9 3 (11.54%) Microsoft Office
9 3 (11.54%) Project Management
9 3 (11.54%) Mentoring

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 (3.85%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 5 (19.23%) Microsoft Excel
1 5 (19.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 4 (15.38%) MS Visio
3 3 (11.54%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.85%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.85%) FIX Connectivity
1 1 (3.85%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.85%) Big Data
1 1 (3.85%) Couchbase
1 1 (3.85%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (3.85%) Flink
1 1 (3.85%) MongoDB
1 1 (3.85%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Eclipse
1 1 (3.85%) Git (software)
1 1 (3.85%) Gradle
1 1 (3.85%) IntelliJ
1 1 (3.85%) JIRA
1 1 (3.85%) Maven
General
1 18 (69.23%) Banking
2 14 (53.85%) Front Office
3 11 (42.31%) Investment Banking
4 10 (38.46%) Finance
5 4 (15.38%) International Banking
6 1 (3.85%) Financial Institution
6 1 (3.85%) Law
6 1 (3.85%) Legal
Job Titles
1 14 (53.85%) Developer
2 10 (38.46%) Analyst
3 5 (19.23%) Business Analyst
4 4 (15.38%) Analyst Developer
4 4 (15.38%) Java Developer
4 4 (15.38%) Qualitative Analyst
4 4 (15.38%) Quantitative Analyst
4 4 (15.38%) Quantitative Analyst Developer
4 4 (15.38%) Quantitative Developer
5 3 (11.54%) Developer Analyst
5 3 (11.54%) Front Office Developer
6 2 (7.69%) .NET Developer
6 2 (7.69%) Desktop Support
6 2 (7.69%) Front Office Business Analyst
7 1 (3.85%) Derivatives Project Manager
7 1 (3.85%) Electronic Trading Developer
7 1 (3.85%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
7 1 (3.85%) Front Office C++ Developer
7 1 (3.85%) IT Analyst
7 1 (3.85%) QA Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (11.54%) .NET
1 3 (11.54%) WCF
1 3 (11.54%) WPF
2 1 (3.85%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 1 (3.85%) FIX Protocol
2 1 (3.85%) Kafka
2 1 (3.85%) RESTful
2 1 (3.85%) Samza
2 1 (3.85%) Spring
2 1 (3.85%) STL
2 1 (3.85%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 11 (42.31%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 8 (30.77%) Derivative
3 3 (11.54%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (7.69%) Fixed Income
5 1 (3.85%) Equity Derivative
5 1 (3.85%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (3.85%) Grid Computing
5 1 (3.85%) Market Risk
5 1 (3.85%) TWAP
5 1 (3.85%) Virtual Team
5 1 (3.85%) VWAP
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.69%) Windows
1 2 (7.69%) Windows 10
1 2 (7.69%) Windows 7
2 1 (3.85%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (26.92%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (19.23%) TDD
3 4 (15.38%) Business Analysis
3 4 (15.38%) Computer Science
3 4 (15.38%) Electronic Trading
3 4 (15.38%) PnL Attribution
3 4 (15.38%) SDLC
4 3 (11.54%) Asset Management
4 3 (11.54%) BDD
4 3 (11.54%) Coaching
4 3 (11.54%) Data Analysis
4 3 (11.54%) Mentoring
4 3 (11.54%) Project Management
4 3 (11.54%) Resource Management
4 3 (11.54%) Risk Management
4 3 (11.54%) Software Engineering
5 2 (7.69%) Algorithmic Trading
5 2 (7.69%) E-business
5 2 (7.69%) Migration
5 2 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (26.92%) C#
2 5 (19.23%) C++
2 5 (19.23%) Java
3 4 (15.38%) SQL
4 2 (7.69%) Python
5 1 (3.85%) Groovy
5 1 (3.85%) Java 8
5 1 (3.85%) JavaScript
5 1 (3.85%) Kotlin
5 1 (3.85%) Scala
Qualifications
1 5 (19.23%) Degree
2 2 (7.69%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (3.85%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.54%) QA
2 1 (3.85%) EMIR
2 1 (3.85%) PMO
Systems Management
1 1 (3.85%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 2 (7.69%) Citrix
1 2 (7.69%) VMware
2 1 (3.85%) Bloomberg
2 1 (3.85%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.85%) Reuters