Period
to 19 October 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 19 October 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
19 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 116 104 153
Rank change year-on-year -12 +49 -42
Contract jobs citing Equities 58 10 75
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 1.49% 0.56% 1.26%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.91% 1.57% 4.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 8 56
10th Percentile £500 £495 £413
25th Percentile £580 £525 £561
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £681 £633 £638
Median % change year-on-year +7.71% -0.78% +2.00%
75th Percentile £738 £695 £700
90th Percentile £780 £783 £725
Central London median daily rate £681 £650 £638
% change year-on-year +4.81% +1.96% +2.00%

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 1,482 638 1,781
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 38.12% 35.74% 30.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,098 442 1,367
10th Percentile £381 £306 £311
25th Percentile £494 £413 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £600 £525 £525
Median % change year-on-year +14.29% - -
75th Percentile £688 £625 £625
90th Percentile £775 £715 £700
Central London median daily rate £600 £525 £525
% change year-on-year +14.29% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 23 33
10th Percentile £8.00 £15.50 £11.35
25th Percentile £19.44 £24.13 £12.76
Median hourly rate £33.45 £36.00 £20.50
Median % change year-on-year -7.08% +75.61% +6.49%
75th Percentile £42.63 £46.00 £23.75
90th Percentile £61.75 £47.75 £48.67
Central London median hourly rate £34.50 £35.50 £20.67
% change year-on-year -2.82% +71.79% +6.66%

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 19 October 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 19 October 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 29 (50.00%) Finance
2 27 (46.55%) Fixed Income
3 25 (43.10%) Java
4 23 (39.66%) Banking
5 17 (29.31%) C++
6 16 (27.59%) Derivative
7 15 (25.86%) Investment Banking
7 15 (25.86%) SQL
7 15 (25.86%) Social Skills
8 14 (24.14%) Oracle
8 14 (24.14%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 13 (22.41%) Agile Software Development
9 13 (22.41%) Analytics
10 12 (20.69%) Python
10 12 (20.69%) SQL Server
10 12 (20.69%) C#
11 11 (18.97%) Front Office
12 10 (17.24%) Asset Management
12 10 (17.24%) Azure
12 10 (17.24%) AWS
13 9 (15.52%) Portfolio Management
13 9 (15.52%) SDLC
13 9 (15.52%) Mathematics
14 8 (13.79%) Software Engineering
14 8 (13.79%) React
14 8 (13.79%) Performance Tuning
15 7 (12.07%) AngularJS
15 7 (12.07%) Node.js
15 7 (12.07%) Hedge funds
15 7 (12.07%) NumPy

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 2 (3.45%) JBoss
1 2 (3.45%) WebLogic
2 1 (1.72%) Apache Spark
2 1 (1.72%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (3.45%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.72%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.72%) Eikon
1 1 (1.72%) Global One
1 1 (1.72%) SimCorp Dimension
Cloud Services
1 10 (17.24%) AWS
1 10 (17.24%) Azure
2 2 (3.45%) Serverless
3 1 (1.72%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 7 (12.07%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (20.69%) SQL Server
2 4 (6.90%) KDB
2 4 (6.90%) NoSQL
2 4 (6.90%) Oracle Database
3 3 (5.17%) Relational Database
4 2 (3.45%) MySQL
4 2 (3.45%) VLDB
5 1 (1.72%) Hazelcast
5 1 (1.72%) Metadata
5 1 (1.72%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 7 (12.07%) JIRA
2 1 (1.72%) JMeter
2 1 (1.72%) Postman
2 1 (1.72%) SoapUI
2 1 (1.72%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.72%) TeamCity
General
1 29 (50.00%) Finance
2 23 (39.66%) Banking
3 15 (25.86%) Investment Banking
3 15 (25.86%) Social Skills
4 11 (18.97%) Front Office
5 6 (10.34%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (6.90%) Back Office
7 2 (3.45%) Advertising
7 2 (3.45%) Financial Institution
7 2 (3.45%) Organisational Skills
7 2 (3.45%) Prime Brokerage
8 1 (1.72%) Legal
Job Titles
1 36 (62.07%) Developer
2 12 (20.69%) Java Developer
3 11 (18.97%) Analyst
4 9 (15.52%) Python Developer
5 7 (12.07%) Analytics Developer
6 6 (10.34%) Banking Analyst
6 6 (10.34%) Business Analyst
6 6 (10.34%) C# Developer
6 6 (10.34%) Senior Developer
7 4 (6.90%) Senior Python Developer
8 3 (5.17%) Architect
8 3 (5.17%) C++ Developer
8 3 (5.17%) Data Engineer
8 3 (5.17%) Front Office Developer
8 3 (5.17%) Lead Developer
8 3 (5.17%) Python Team Leader
8 3 (5.17%) Risk Analyst
9 2 (3.45%) Business IT Analyst
9 2 (3.45%) IT Business Analyst
9 2 (3.45%) KDB Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (13.79%) React
2 7 (12.07%) Angular 2
2 7 (12.07%) AngularJS
2 7 (12.07%) jQuery
2 7 (12.07%) Node.js
2 7 (12.07%) NumPy
2 7 (12.07%) Pandas
2 7 (12.07%) PyTorch
3 5 (8.62%) Spring
4 4 (6.90%) .NET
4 4 (6.90%) FIX Protocol
5 3 (5.17%) HTML
5 3 (5.17%) HTML5
5 3 (5.17%) JMS
5 3 (5.17%) Middleware
6 2 (3.45%) Java EE
6 2 (3.45%) Kafka
6 2 (3.45%) WPF
7 1 (1.72%) Java ME
7 1 (1.72%) TIBCO EMS
Miscellaneous
1 27 (46.55%) Fixed Income
2 16 (27.59%) Derivative
3 14 (24.14%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 7 (12.07%) Hedge funds
5 4 (6.90%) Credit Risk
6 3 (5.17%) Market Risk
6 3 (5.17%) Reference Data
7 2 (3.45%) Equity Derivative
8 1 (1.72%) Algorithms
8 1 (1.72%) Legacy Systems
8 1 (1.72%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 4 (6.90%) Linux
1 4 (6.90%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (22.41%) Agile Software Development
1 13 (22.41%) Analytics
2 10 (17.24%) Asset Management
3 9 (15.52%) Mathematics
3 9 (15.52%) Portfolio Management
3 9 (15.52%) SDLC
4 8 (13.79%) Performance Tuning
4 8 (13.79%) Software Engineering
5 7 (12.07%) DevOps
5 7 (12.07%) Problem-Solving
6 4 (6.90%) BDD
6 4 (6.90%) Change Management
6 4 (6.90%) Migration
7 3 (5.17%) Business Analysis
7 3 (5.17%) Data Analysis
7 3 (5.17%) Electronic Trading
7 3 (5.17%) Enterprise Architecture
7 3 (5.17%) Information Security
7 3 (5.17%) Risk Management
7 3 (5.17%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 25 (43.10%) Java
2 17 (29.31%) C++
3 15 (25.86%) SQL
4 12 (20.69%) C#
4 12 (20.69%) Python
5 7 (12.07%) JavaScript
6 5 (8.62%) T-SQL
7 2 (3.45%) Perl
7 2 (3.45%) VB.NET
7 2 (3.45%) VBA
8 1 (1.72%) Kotlin
8 1 (1.72%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 6 (10.34%) Degree
2 1 (1.72%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.90%) QA
2 1 (1.72%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.72%) EMIR
2 1 (1.72%) MiFID
System Software
1 5 (8.62%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (6.90%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 14 (24.14%) Oracle
2 4 (6.90%) Sybase
3 1 (1.72%) Refinitiv
3 1 (1.72%) SimCorp
3 1 (1.72%) Syncfusion
3 1 (1.72%) TIBCO