Period
to 25 July 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 25 July 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
25 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 119 124 165
Rank change year-on-year +5 +41 -32
Contract jobs citing Equities 46 14 86
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 1.36% 0.58% 1.30%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.44% 1.78% 4.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 12 63
10th Percentile £500 £528 £463
25th Percentile £563 £569 £559
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £665 £625 £625
Median % change year-on-year +6.40% - -3.85%
75th Percentile £714 £677 £653
90th Percentile £775 £732 £703
Central London median daily rate £665 £625 £625
% change year-on-year +6.40% - -3.85%

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 1,336 786 2,049
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 39.57% 32.43% 31.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 949 551 1,538
10th Percentile £381 £306 £350
25th Percentile £463 £413 £444
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £590 £525 £525
Median % change year-on-year +12.38% - -
75th Percentile £688 £625 £625
90th Percentile £750 £700 £682
Central London median daily rate £590 £525 £525
% change year-on-year +12.38% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 32 43
10th Percentile £8.00 £12.42 £11.25
25th Percentile £12.38 £16.88 £13.13
Median hourly rate £23.50 £36.75 £20.50
Median % change year-on-year -36.05% +79.27% +2.50%
75th Percentile £35.56 £40.93 £37.50
90th Percentile £40.90 £47.75 £46.44
Central London median hourly rate £21.75 £36.00 £20.67
% change year-on-year -39.58% +74.21% +3.33%

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 25 July 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 25 July 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 19 (41.30%) Fixed Income
2 18 (39.13%) Finance
2 18 (39.13%) Java
2 18 (39.13%) Banking
3 13 (28.26%) Front Office
4 11 (23.91%) C++
4 11 (23.91%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (23.91%) Derivative
5 10 (21.74%) Asset Management
5 10 (21.74%) SQL Server
5 10 (21.74%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 9 (19.57%) Python
6 9 (19.57%) C#
6 9 (19.57%) Investment Banking
6 9 (19.57%) Social Skills
7 8 (17.39%) Portfolio Management
7 8 (17.39%) React
7 8 (17.39%) Mathematics
7 8 (17.39%) SQL
8 7 (15.22%) Oracle
8 7 (15.22%) Microsoft Excel
8 7 (15.22%) Software Engineering
8 7 (15.22%) Analytics
9 6 (13.04%) Node.js
9 6 (13.04%) AngularJS
9 6 (13.04%) SDLC
9 6 (13.04%) Pandas
9 6 (13.04%) PyTorch
9 6 (13.04%) Angular 2
9 6 (13.04%) TDD

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 (4.35%) JBoss
1 2 (4.35%) WebLogic
2 1 (2.17%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 7 (15.22%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (10.87%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 5 (10.87%) MS Visio
3 3 (6.52%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.17%) Eikon
1 1 (2.17%) Global One
Cloud Services
1 6 (13.04%) AWS
1 6 (13.04%) Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (13.04%) BGP
2 1 (2.17%) FIX Connectivity
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (21.74%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.52%) Relational Database
3 2 (4.35%) MySQL
4 1 (2.17%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.17%) Hazelcast
4 1 (2.17%) KDB
4 1 (2.17%) RDBMS
4 1 (2.17%) VLDB
Development Applications
1 3 (6.52%) JIRA
2 1 (2.17%) Eclipse
2 1 (2.17%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.17%) Gradle
2 1 (2.17%) IntelliJ
2 1 (2.17%) Maven
2 1 (2.17%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (2.17%) TeamCity
General
1 18 (39.13%) Banking
1 18 (39.13%) Finance
2 13 (28.26%) Front Office
3 9 (19.57%) Investment Banking
3 9 (19.57%) Social Skills
4 3 (6.52%) Financial Institution
5 2 (4.35%) Advertising
5 2 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (4.35%) Prime Brokerage
6 1 (2.17%) Back Office
6 1 (2.17%) Law
6 1 (2.17%) Legal
6 1 (2.17%) Organisational Skills
Job Titles
1 31 (67.39%) Developer
2 10 (21.74%) Analyst
2 10 (21.74%) Java Developer
3 8 (17.39%) Python Developer
4 7 (15.22%) Business Analyst
5 6 (13.04%) Analytics Developer
6 5 (10.87%) C# Developer
6 5 (10.87%) Front Office Developer
6 5 (10.87%) Senior Developer
7 4 (8.70%) Banking Analyst
7 4 (8.70%) Senior Python Developer
8 3 (6.52%) C++ Developer
9 2 (4.35%) Business IT Analyst
9 2 (4.35%) Integration Analyst
9 2 (4.35%) IT Analyst
9 2 (4.35%) IT Business Analyst
9 2 (4.35%) Lead Developer
9 2 (4.35%) Python Team Leader
9 2 (4.35%) Risk Analyst
9 2 (4.35%) VBA Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (17.39%) React
2 6 (13.04%) Angular 2
2 6 (13.04%) AngularJS
2 6 (13.04%) jQuery
2 6 (13.04%) Node.js
2 6 (13.04%) NumPy
2 6 (13.04%) Pandas
2 6 (13.04%) PyTorch
3 5 (10.87%) Spring
4 4 (8.70%) .NET
5 3 (6.52%) FIX Protocol
5 3 (6.52%) JMS
6 2 (4.35%) Java EE
6 2 (4.35%) Middleware
6 2 (4.35%) WCF
6 2 (4.35%) WPF
7 1 (2.17%) J2EE
7 1 (2.17%) Java ME
7 1 (2.17%) TIBCO EMS
7 1 (2.17%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 19 (41.30%) Fixed Income
2 11 (23.91%) Derivative
3 10 (21.74%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 6 (13.04%) Hedge funds
5 3 (6.52%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (4.35%) Credit Risk
6 2 (4.35%) Equity Derivative
7 1 (2.17%) Algorithms
7 1 (2.17%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (2.17%) Market Risk
7 1 (2.17%) Reference Data
7 1 (2.17%) TWAP
7 1 (2.17%) Virtual Team
7 1 (2.17%) VWAP
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.35%) Linux
1 2 (4.35%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (23.91%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (21.74%) Asset Management
3 8 (17.39%) Mathematics
3 8 (17.39%) Portfolio Management
4 7 (15.22%) Analytics
4 7 (15.22%) Software Engineering
5 6 (13.04%) SDLC
5 6 (13.04%) TDD
6 4 (8.70%) BDD
6 4 (8.70%) Business Analysis
6 4 (8.70%) Data Analysis
6 4 (8.70%) Multithreading
6 4 (8.70%) Order Management
6 4 (8.70%) Performance Tuning
6 4 (8.70%) Problem-Solving
7 3 (6.52%) Change Management
7 3 (6.52%) Coaching
7 3 (6.52%) Mentoring
7 3 (6.52%) Migration
7 3 (6.52%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (39.13%) Java
2 11 (23.91%) C++
3 9 (19.57%) C#
3 9 (19.57%) Python
4 8 (17.39%) SQL
5 6 (13.04%) JavaScript
6 3 (6.52%) T-SQL
7 2 (4.35%) VB.NET
7 2 (4.35%) VBA
8 1 (2.17%) Kotlin
8 1 (2.17%) Perl
8 1 (2.17%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 5 (10.87%) Degree
2 1 (2.17%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.35%) QA
2 1 (2.17%) EMIR
2 1 (2.17%) PMO
System Software
1 3 (6.52%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (4.35%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 7 (15.22%) Oracle
2 2 (4.35%) Sybase
3 1 (2.17%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.17%) Refinitiv
3 1 (2.17%) Syncfusion
3 1 (2.17%) TIBCO