Period
to 16 October 2018

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 16 October 2018 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
16 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 120 76 113
Rank change year-on-year -44 +37 +9
Contract jobs citing Equities 164 215 144
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 2.34% 3.14% 2.17%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 5.43% 7.24% 5.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 180 86
City of London median daily rate £625 £575 £575
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.70% - +9.52%
10th Percentile £488 £450 £425
90th Percentile £750 £725 £738
Central London median daily rate £625 £575 £575
% change year-on-year +8.70% - +9.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
City of London 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 3,020 2,971 2,775
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 43.08% 43.36% 41.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,350 2,283 2,211
City of London median daily rate £525 £525 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.53% -
10th Percentile £306 £320 £313
90th Percentile £713 £700 £675
Central London median daily rate £525 £525 £475
% change year-on-year - +10.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 35 30
City of London median hourly rate £19.25 £20.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.10% +7.89% -9.52%
10th Percentile £13.18 £12.61 £11.25
90th Percentile £37.09 £33.25 £85.08
Central London median hourly rate £19.38 £19.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year -0.64% +2.63% -5.00%

Equities
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing Equities as a percentage 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

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 6 months to 16 October 2018.

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 16 October 2018, 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 78 (47.56%) Fixed Income
2 74 (45.12%) Finance
3 73 (44.51%) Agile Software Development
4 70 (42.68%) Front Office
5 62 (37.80%) Java
6 53 (32.32%) Asset Management
7 49 (29.88%) Derivative
8 41 (25.00%) Multithreading
9 39 (23.78%) Low Latency
10 37 (22.56%) C#
11 36 (21.95%) Banking
12 32 (19.51%) SQL Server
13 31 (18.90%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 29 (17.68%) Financial Institution
15 26 (15.85%) Retail
15 26 (15.85%) FIX Protocol
16 24 (14.63%) Electronic Trading
16 24 (14.63%) Problem-Solving
17 22 (13.41%) SQL
17 22 (13.41%) .NET
17 22 (13.41%) Python
18 21 (12.80%) TDD
19 19 (11.59%) Investment Banking
19 19 (11.59%) Microsoft
20 17 (10.37%) Algorithmic Trading
20 17 (10.37%) Java 8
20 17 (10.37%) Analytics
21 16 (9.76%) Business Analysis
22 15 (9.15%) Scaled Agile Framework
23 14 (8.54%) SDLC

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 6 (3.66%) WebLogic
2 4 (2.44%) JBoss
3 2 (1.22%) GlassFish
3 2 (1.22%) WebSphere
3 2 (1.22%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (0.61%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.61%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 11 (6.71%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (1.83%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.83%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (1.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.61%) InVision
4 1 (0.61%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 4 (2.44%) thinkFolio
2 3 (1.83%) Eikon
3 2 (1.22%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (1.22%) SimCorp Dimension
4 1 (0.61%) IntelliMatch
4 1 (0.61%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.66%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (3.05%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.61%) Adobe Creative Cloud
3 1 (0.61%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.22%) DMZ
1 2 (1.22%) LAN
1 2 (1.22%) Unified Communications
1 2 (1.22%) WAN
2 1 (0.61%) DWDM
2 1 (0.61%) FTP
2 1 (0.61%) Internet
2 1 (0.61%) Intranet
2 1 (0.61%) MPLS
2 1 (0.61%) Network Security
2 1 (0.61%) VPN
2 1 (0.61%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (19.51%) SQL Server
2 8 (4.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 7 (4.27%) Relational Database
4 6 (3.66%) SQL Server 2012
5 5 (3.05%) SQL Server 2016
5 5 (3.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (2.44%) MySQL
7 3 (1.83%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (1.83%) MS Access
7 3 (1.83%) SQL Server 2014
8 2 (1.22%) Big Data
8 2 (1.22%) DB2
8 2 (1.22%) KDB
8 2 (1.22%) Kdb+
8 2 (1.22%) MongoDB
8 2 (1.22%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.61%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.61%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 10 (6.10%) Git (software)
2 7 (4.27%) SpecFlow
3 4 (2.44%) JIRA
4 3 (1.83%) Jenkins
4 3 (1.83%) JUnit
4 3 (1.83%) Maven
4 3 (1.83%) Moq
4 3 (1.83%) NUnit
4 3 (1.83%) Rhino Mocks
4 3 (1.83%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (1.83%) TeamCity
4 3 (1.83%) Visual Studio
5 2 (1.22%) Grunt
5 2 (1.22%) gulp
5 2 (1.22%) Octopus Deploy
5 2 (1.22%) Robot Framework
5 2 (1.22%) TestComplete
5 2 (1.22%) webpack
6 1 (0.61%) Bitbucket
6 1 (0.61%) Eclipse
General
1 74 (45.12%) Finance
2 70 (42.68%) Front Office
3 36 (21.95%) Banking
4 29 (17.68%) Financial Institution
5 26 (15.85%) Retail
6 19 (11.59%) Investment Banking
7 12 (7.32%) Back Office
8 4 (2.44%) Advertising
9 3 (1.83%) Legal
10 1 (0.61%) Marketing
10 1 (0.61%) Prime Brokerage
Job Titles
1 113 (68.90%) Developer
2 49 (29.88%) Java Developer
3 32 (19.51%) Analyst
4 25 (15.24%) Front Office Developer
5 21 (12.80%) C# Developer
6 19 (11.59%) Business Analyst
7 13 (7.93%) .NET Developer
8 10 (6.10%) Asset Management Analyst
8 10 (6.10%) Python Developer
8 10 (6.10%) Senior Developer
9 9 (5.49%) Analyst Developer
10 8 (4.88%) Asset Management Business Analyst
10 8 (4.88%) Scala Developer
11 6 (3.66%) C# .NET Developer
11 6 (3.66%) Project Manager
11 6 (3.66%) VBA Developer
12 5 (3.05%) Business Intelligence Developer
12 5 (3.05%) Senior C# Developer
13 4 (2.44%) SQL Developer
13 4 (2.44%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (15.85%) FIX Protocol
2 22 (13.41%) .NET
3 13 (7.93%) Middleware
4 12 (7.32%) WPF
5 11 (6.71%) WCF
6 10 (6.10%) HTML
7 9 (5.49%) JMS
8 7 (4.27%) ASP.NET
8 7 (4.27%) ASP.NET Web API
8 7 (4.27%) LINQ
8 7 (4.27%) Spring
8 7 (4.27%) WinForms
8 7 (4.27%) XML
9 6 (3.66%) Java EE
9 6 (3.66%) React
10 5 (3.05%) Caliburn.Micro
10 5 (3.05%) HTML5
10 5 (3.05%) RabbitMQ
10 5 (3.05%) REST
11 4 (2.44%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 78 (47.56%) Fixed Income
2 49 (29.88%) Derivative
3 31 (18.90%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 14 (8.54%) Equity Derivative
5 13 (7.93%) Computer Science
6 12 (7.32%) Greenfield Project
6 12 (7.32%) Hedge funds
7 7 (4.27%) Algorithms
7 7 (4.27%) Analytical Skills
8 6 (3.66%) Self-Motivation
9 5 (3.05%) Enterprise Software
9 5 (3.05%) Fintech
9 5 (3.05%) Management Information System
10 4 (2.44%) Tandem
11 3 (1.83%) Data Centre
11 3 (1.83%) Data Structures
11 3 (1.83%) PMI
11 3 (1.83%) Social Media
11 3 (1.83%) User Experience
12 1 (0.61%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 11 (6.71%) Linux
2 8 (4.88%) Unix
3 2 (1.22%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (44.51%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (32.32%) Asset Management
3 41 (25.00%) Multithreading
4 39 (23.78%) Low Latency
5 24 (14.63%) Electronic Trading
5 24 (14.63%) Problem-Solving
6 21 (12.80%) TDD
7 17 (10.37%) Algorithmic Trading
7 17 (10.37%) Analytics
8 16 (9.76%) Business Analysis
9 15 (9.15%) Scaled Agile Framework
10 14 (8.54%) SDLC
10 14 (8.54%) Test Automation
11 12 (7.32%) Change Management
12 11 (6.71%) BDD
12 11 (6.71%) OO
13 10 (6.10%) Multithreaded Programming
14 8 (4.88%) Continuous Improvement
14 8 (4.88%) Migration
14 8 (4.88%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 62 (37.80%) Java
2 37 (22.56%) C#
3 22 (13.41%) Python
3 22 (13.41%) SQL
4 17 (10.37%) Java 8
5 12 (7.32%) JavaScript
6 9 (5.49%) VBA
7 8 (4.88%) Scala
8 7 (4.27%) R
9 4 (2.44%) Perl
10 3 (1.83%) Bash Shell
10 3 (1.83%) C
10 3 (1.83%) C++
10 3 (1.83%) Shell Script
11 2 (1.22%) TypeScript
11 2 (1.22%) XPath
12 1 (0.61%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.61%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 12 (7.32%) Degree
2 3 (1.83%) PMI Certification
3 2 (1.22%) ISEB
3 2 (1.22%) OCPJP
3 2 (1.22%) Sun Certification
4 1 (0.61%) CCNP
4 1 (0.61%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (0.61%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.61%) Master's Degree
4 1 (0.61%) MBA
4 1 (0.61%) Six Sigma Black Belt
4 1 (0.61%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (6.71%) MiFID
2 3 (1.83%) Data Quality
2 3 (1.83%) EMIR
2 3 (1.83%) SLA
3 2 (1.22%) QA
4 1 (0.61%) AIFMD
4 1 (0.61%) GDPR
4 1 (0.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.61%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.61%) PMO
System Software
1 9 (5.49%) Docker
2 1 (0.61%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.61%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 4 (2.44%) Ansible
2 2 (1.22%) Control-M
2 2 (1.22%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.61%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 19 (11.59%) Microsoft
2 7 (4.27%) Sybase
3 6 (3.66%) Bloomberg
3 6 (3.66%) FactSet
3 6 (3.66%) TIBCO
4 5 (3.05%) Cadence
4 5 (3.05%) Oracle
5 4 (2.44%) Charles River
5 4 (2.44%) Reuters
5 4 (2.44%) Tableau
6 3 (1.83%) IBM
7 2 (1.22%) Calypso
7 2 (1.22%) Currenex
7 2 (1.22%) DevExpress
7 2 (1.22%) Informatica
7 2 (1.22%) SimCorp
7 2 (1.22%) Sun
8 1 (0.61%) Avaloq
8 1 (0.61%) BISAM
8 1 (0.61%) Talend