Period
to 20 August 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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 130 82 117
Rank change year-on-year -48 +35 +31
Contract jobs citing Equities 131 203 136
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.87% 3.07% 2.01%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.30% 7.29% 4.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 173 93
City of London median daily rate £638 £575 £575
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.87% - +9.52%
10th Percentile £504 £428 £415
90th Percentile £759 £725 £725
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 3,047 2,783 2,736
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 43.44% 42.10% 40.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,335 2,107 2,213
City of London median daily rate £525 £525 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.53% +2.15%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £306
90th Percentile £723 £688 £663
Central London median daily rate £524 £525 £471
% change year-on-year -0.24% +11.41% +4.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 30 28
City of London median hourly rate £19.38 £21.16 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.41% +11.34% -9.52%
10th Percentile £13.31 £12.52 £11.25
90th Percentile £39.53 £33.36 £49.40
Central London median hourly rate £19.25 £18.85 £18.45
% change year-on-year +2.12% +2.17% -12.14%

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 20 August 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 20 August 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 66 (50.38%) Finance
2 62 (47.33%) Agile Software Development
3 60 (45.80%) Fixed Income
4 50 (38.17%) Front Office
4 50 (38.17%) Asset Management
5 45 (34.35%) Java
6 40 (30.53%) C#
7 34 (25.95%) Low Latency
8 32 (24.43%) Multithreading
9 30 (22.90%) Derivative
10 29 (22.14%) Banking
10 29 (22.14%) Retail
10 29 (22.14%) Financial Institution
11 25 (19.08%) SQL Server
11 25 (19.08%) Problem-Solving
12 24 (18.32%) .NET
13 21 (16.03%) Python
13 21 (16.03%) Investment Banking
14 20 (15.27%) FIX Protocol
14 20 (15.27%) SQL
14 20 (15.27%) JavaScript
15 19 (14.50%) Electronic Trading
15 19 (14.50%) TDD
16 18 (13.74%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 17 (12.98%) HTML
17 17 (12.98%) Degree
17 17 (12.98%) Java 8
18 16 (12.21%) Scaled Agile Framework
19 14 (10.69%) Analytics
19 14 (10.69%) Microsoft

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 4 (3.05%) WebLogic
2 2 (1.53%) GlassFish
2 2 (1.53%) JBoss
2 2 (1.53%) WebSphere
2 2 (1.53%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (0.76%) Apache Spark
3 1 (0.76%) CMS
3 1 (0.76%) EPiServer
3 1 (0.76%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 7 (5.34%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (2.29%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (1.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (1.53%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.76%) InVision
4 1 (0.76%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 4 (3.05%) thinkFolio
2 2 (1.53%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.53%) Eikon
3 1 (0.76%) Eloqua
3 1 (0.76%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.05%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (3.05%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.76%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 1 (0.76%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.76%) DWDM
1 1 (0.76%) FTP
1 1 (0.76%) Internet
1 1 (0.76%) Intranet
1 1 (0.76%) LAN
1 1 (0.76%) MPLS
1 1 (0.76%) Multicast
1 1 (0.76%) Network Security
1 1 (0.76%) Unified Communications
1 1 (0.76%) VPN
1 1 (0.76%) WAN
1 1 (0.76%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (19.08%) SQL Server
2 10 (7.63%) SQL Server 2012
3 7 (5.34%) SQL Server 2016
4 5 (3.82%) Relational Database
5 3 (2.29%) MS Access
6 2 (1.53%) MongoDB
6 2 (1.53%) MySQL
7 1 (0.76%) Big Data
7 1 (0.76%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.76%) DB2
7 1 (0.76%) KDB
7 1 (0.76%) Kdb+
7 1 (0.76%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.76%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.76%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (0.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 12 (9.16%) Git (software)
2 8 (6.11%) TeamCity
3 6 (4.58%) Grunt
3 6 (4.58%) gulp
3 6 (4.58%) Octopus Deploy
3 6 (4.58%) SpecFlow
3 6 (4.58%) webpack
4 3 (2.29%) JUnit
4 3 (2.29%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (1.53%) Maven
5 2 (1.53%) Moq
5 2 (1.53%) NUnit
5 2 (1.53%) Rhino Mocks
5 2 (1.53%) TestComplete
5 2 (1.53%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.76%) Artifactory
6 1 (0.76%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.76%) Bitbucket
6 1 (0.76%) JIRA
6 1 (0.76%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 66 (50.38%) Finance
2 50 (38.17%) Front Office
3 29 (22.14%) Banking
3 29 (22.14%) Financial Institution
3 29 (22.14%) Retail
4 21 (16.03%) Investment Banking
5 9 (6.87%) Back Office
6 4 (3.05%) Legal
6 4 (3.05%) Marketing
7 2 (1.53%) Advertising
8 1 (0.76%) Prime Brokerage
Job Titles
1 91 (69.47%) Developer
2 35 (26.72%) Java Developer
3 24 (18.32%) Analyst
4 20 (15.27%) C# Developer
5 17 (12.98%) Front Office Developer
6 14 (10.69%) Senior Developer
7 11 (8.40%) Python Developer
8 10 (7.63%) Business Analyst
9 9 (6.87%) .NET Developer
9 9 (6.87%) Analyst Developer
9 9 (6.87%) Angular Developer
10 8 (6.11%) Scala Developer
11 7 (5.34%) Asset Management Analyst
11 7 (5.34%) HTML Developer
11 7 (5.34%) JavaScript Developer
12 6 (4.58%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
12 6 (4.58%) HTML CSS Developer
13 5 (3.82%) Asset Management Business Analyst
14 4 (3.05%) Electronic Trading Developer
14 4 (3.05%) Senior JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (18.32%) .NET
2 20 (15.27%) FIX Protocol
3 17 (12.98%) HTML
4 13 (9.92%) ASP.NET
5 12 (9.16%) ASP.NET Web API
5 12 (9.16%) HTML5
6 11 (8.40%) WPF
7 10 (7.63%) AngularJS
7 10 (7.63%) Middleware
7 10 (7.63%) React
7 10 (7.63%) WCF
8 9 (6.87%) REST
9 7 (5.34%) CSS
9 7 (5.34%) LINQ
9 7 (5.34%) Redux
9 7 (5.34%) XML
10 6 (4.58%) JMS
10 6 (4.58%) RxJS
10 6 (4.58%) Sass
10 6 (4.58%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 60 (45.80%) Fixed Income
2 30 (22.90%) Derivative
3 18 (13.74%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 12 (9.16%) Equity Derivative
5 10 (7.63%) Management Information System
6 9 (6.87%) Greenfield Project
7 8 (6.11%) Computer Science
7 8 (6.11%) User Experience
8 7 (5.34%) Analytical Skills
8 7 (5.34%) Enterprise Software
8 7 (5.34%) Self-Motivation
9 6 (4.58%) Algorithms
10 4 (3.05%) Data Structures
10 4 (3.05%) Fintech
11 3 (2.29%) Hedge funds
11 3 (2.29%) PMI
11 3 (2.29%) Social Media
11 3 (2.29%) Tandem
12 1 (0.76%) ASIC
12 1 (0.76%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 11 (8.40%) Linux
2 8 (6.11%) Unix
3 1 (0.76%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (47.33%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (38.17%) Asset Management
3 34 (25.95%) Low Latency
4 32 (24.43%) Multithreading
5 25 (19.08%) Problem-Solving
6 19 (14.50%) Electronic Trading
6 19 (14.50%) TDD
7 16 (12.21%) Scaled Agile Framework
8 14 (10.69%) Analytics
9 13 (9.92%) Algorithmic Trading
10 11 (8.40%) Change Management
10 11 (8.40%) Continuous Improvement
10 11 (8.40%) OO
10 11 (8.40%) Scrum
10 11 (8.40%) SDLC
11 10 (7.63%) Business Analysis
11 10 (7.63%) Migration
11 10 (7.63%) Test Automation
12 8 (6.11%) BDD
12 8 (6.11%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 45 (34.35%) Java
2 40 (30.53%) C#
3 21 (16.03%) Python
4 20 (15.27%) JavaScript
4 20 (15.27%) SQL
5 17 (12.98%) Java 8
6 9 (6.87%) R
6 9 (6.87%) Scala
7 7 (5.34%) VBA
8 6 (4.58%) C++
8 6 (4.58%) TypeScript
9 4 (3.05%) C
9 4 (3.05%) Perl
10 3 (2.29%) Bash Shell
10 3 (2.29%) Shell Script
11 2 (1.53%) PL/SQL
11 2 (1.53%) XPath
12 1 (0.76%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 17 (12.98%) Degree
2 3 (2.29%) MBA
2 3 (2.29%) PMI Certification
2 3 (2.29%) Six Sigma Black Belt
2 3 (2.29%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
3 2 (1.53%) ISEB
3 2 (1.53%) OCPJP
3 2 (1.53%) PMP
3 2 (1.53%) Sun Certification
4 1 (0.76%) CCNP
4 1 (0.76%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (0.76%) Master's Degree
4 1 (0.76%) Numerate Degree
4 1 (0.76%) SAFe Agilist
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.11%) MiFID
2 3 (2.29%) Data Quality
2 3 (2.29%) EMIR
2 3 (2.29%) SLA
3 2 (1.53%) QA
4 1 (0.76%) AIFMD
4 1 (0.76%) Dodd-Frank
4 1 (0.76%) GDPR
4 1 (0.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.76%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 6 (4.58%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (1.53%) Control-M
2 1 (0.76%) Ansible
2 1 (0.76%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 14 (10.69%) Microsoft
2 6 (4.58%) Bloomberg
3 5 (3.82%) Cadence
3 5 (3.82%) FactSet
4 4 (3.05%) Charles River
4 4 (3.05%) Oracle
4 4 (3.05%) Sybase
4 4 (3.05%) TIBCO
5 3 (2.29%) IBM
5 3 (2.29%) Reuters
5 3 (2.29%) Tableau
6 2 (1.53%) DevExpress
6 2 (1.53%) Fidessa
6 2 (1.53%) Sun
7 1 (0.76%) Calypso
7 1 (0.76%) Informatica
7 1 (0.76%) Murex
7 1 (0.76%) Remedy
7 1 (0.76%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.76%) Temenos