Period
to 20 November 2017

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 November 2017 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 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 71 102 111
Rank change year-on-year +31 +9 +54
Contract jobs citing Equities 228 163 185
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 3.22% 2.47% 2.02%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 7.39% 6.01% 5.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 189 90 160
City of London median daily rate £575 £575 £544
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.75% +3.57%
10th Percentile £460 £425 £418
90th Percentile £728 £738 £725
Central London median daily rate £575 £575 £550
% change year-on-year - +4.55% +4.76%
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 3086 2710 3607
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 43.54% 41.09% 39.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 2400 2120 2867
City of London median daily rate £525 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.53% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £275
90th Percentile £713 £675 £663
Central London median daily rate £525 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +10.53% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 30 56
City of London median hourly rate £22.26 £19.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.14% -5.00% +14.29%
10th Percentile £12.88 £11.25 £12.00
90th Percentile £33.25 £55.00 £42.12
Central London median hourly rate £21.31 £18.45 £20.00
% change year-on-year +15.51% -7.75% +14.29%

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 November 2017.

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 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Equities also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region with a requirement for Equities.

1 133 (58.33%) Finance
2 114 (50.00%) Front Office
2 114 (50.00%) Java
3 93 (40.79%) Banking
4 82 (35.96%) SQL
5 69 (30.26%) Agile Software Development
6 65 (28.51%) Multithreading
7 56 (24.56%) Derivative
8 53 (23.25%) Fixed Income
9 51 (22.37%) Investment Banking
10 46 (20.18%) FIX Protocol
11 45 (19.74%) Relational Database
12 43 (18.86%) Low Latency
13 41 (17.98%) RDBMS
14 38 (16.67%) MiFID
15 37 (16.23%) Analytical Skills
16 35 (15.35%) Oracle
17 34 (14.91%) C#
18 33 (14.47%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
18 33 (14.47%) Electronic Trading
19 32 (14.04%) Risk Management
20 30 (13.16%) SDLC
21 29 (12.72%) Test Automation
21 29 (12.72%) .NET
22 28 (12.28%) Sybase
23 26 (11.40%) Equity Derivative
23 26 (11.40%) TDD
24 24 (10.53%) Degree
24 24 (10.53%) Linux
24 24 (10.53%) REST

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 7 (3.07%) Apache
2 5 (2.19%) IIS
3 4 (1.75%) Tomcat
4 2 (0.88%) MQSeries
5 1 (0.44%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.44%) Confluence
5 1 (0.44%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.44%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 7 (3.07%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (2.19%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (1.75%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.88%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.88%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (2.19%) SimCorp Dimension
2 4 (1.75%) Eikon
2 4 (1.75%) Global One
3 2 (0.88%) Eagle PACE
3 2 (0.88%) Markit EDM
3 2 (0.88%) Oracle Cash Management
3 2 (0.88%) SunGard GMI
4 1 (0.44%) IntelliMatch
4 1 (0.44%) LatentZero
4 1 (0.44%) Oracle General Ledger
4 1 (0.44%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.44%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.44%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (3.51%) FIX Connectivity
2 4 (1.75%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.44%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (19.74%) Relational Database
2 41 (17.98%) RDBMS
3 15 (6.58%) SQL Server
4 7 (3.07%) KDB
5 5 (2.19%) BusinessObjects
5 5 (2.19%) Kdb+
5 5 (2.19%) Oracle Database
5 5 (2.19%) Oracle Database 11g
6 4 (1.75%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (1.75%) MariaDB
6 4 (1.75%) MySQL
7 3 (1.32%) Big Data
7 3 (1.32%) Hadoop
8 2 (0.88%) Blockchain
8 2 (0.88%) Data Lake
8 2 (0.88%) NoSQL
8 2 (0.88%) Redis
8 2 (0.88%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (0.44%) Apache Hive
9 1 (0.44%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 12 (5.26%) TeamCity
2 9 (3.95%) Git (software)
3 8 (3.51%) Maven
4 7 (3.07%) Cucumber
4 7 (3.07%) Gradle
4 7 (3.07%) JIRA
5 5 (2.19%) Subversion
6 4 (1.75%) Eclipse
7 3 (1.32%) Visual Studio
8 2 (0.88%) Jenkins
8 2 (0.88%) NuGet
8 2 (0.88%) Sonatype Nexus
9 1 (0.44%) FitNesse
9 1 (0.44%) JBehave
9 1 (0.44%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (0.44%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 133 (58.33%) Finance
2 114 (50.00%) Front Office
3 93 (40.79%) Banking
4 51 (22.37%) Investment Banking
5 20 (8.77%) Games
5 20 (8.77%) Telecoms
6 16 (7.02%) Financial Institution
7 12 (5.26%) Back Office
8 6 (2.63%) Prime Brokerage
9 5 (2.19%) Legal
10 3 (1.32%) Retail
11 2 (0.88%) Portuguese Language
11 2 (0.88%) Spanish Language
12 1 (0.44%) French Language
12 1 (0.44%) General Ledger
12 1 (0.44%) German Language
12 1 (0.44%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 143 (62.72%) Developer
2 96 (42.11%) Java Developer
3 53 (23.25%) Front Office Developer
4 47 (20.61%) Analyst
5 31 (13.60%) Business Analyst
6 23 (10.09%) C# Developer
7 20 (8.77%) Games Developer
7 20 (8.77%) Java Games Developer
7 20 (8.77%) Telecoms Developer
7 20 (8.77%) Telecoms Java Developer
8 18 (7.89%) Senior Developer
9 15 (6.58%) .NET Developer
9 15 (6.58%) Project Manager
10 13 (5.70%) C# .NET Developer
11 9 (3.95%) SQL Analyst
12 8 (3.51%) Electronic Trading Developer
12 8 (3.51%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
12 8 (3.51%) Support Analyst
13 7 (3.07%) Senior Java Developer
13 7 (3.07%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (20.18%) FIX Protocol
2 29 (12.72%) .NET
3 24 (10.53%) REST
4 12 (5.26%) WPF
5 11 (4.82%) Spring
6 9 (3.95%) WCF
7 8 (3.51%) Kafka
8 6 (2.63%) .NET Framework
8 6 (2.63%) J2EE
8 6 (2.63%) JMS
9 5 (2.19%) Middleware
9 5 (2.19%) WinForms
10 4 (1.75%) ASP.NET
10 4 (1.75%) Hibernate
10 4 (1.75%) HTML
10 4 (1.75%) XML
11 3 (1.32%) AngularJS
11 3 (1.32%) Java EE
11 3 (1.32%) LINQ
11 3 (1.32%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 56 (24.56%) Derivative
2 53 (23.25%) Fixed Income
3 37 (16.23%) Analytical Skills
4 33 (14.47%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 26 (11.40%) Equity Derivative
6 20 (8.77%) Computer Science
7 7 (3.07%) Interest Rate Derivative
8 6 (2.63%) Swaptions
9 5 (2.19%) Data Structures
9 5 (2.19%) Hedge funds
10 4 (1.75%) Fintech
10 4 (1.75%) Market Risk
11 3 (1.32%) Algorithms
11 3 (1.32%) Credit Derivative
11 3 (1.32%) Management Information System
11 3 (1.32%) N-Tier
11 3 (1.32%) OTC Derivatives
12 2 (0.88%) Greenfield Project
12 2 (0.88%) Pricing Data
12 2 (0.88%) TWAP
Operating Systems
1 24 (10.53%) Linux
2 21 (9.21%) Unix
3 17 (7.46%) Windows
4 6 (2.63%) Windows Server
5 4 (1.75%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.44%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (30.26%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (28.51%) Multithreading
3 43 (18.86%) Low Latency
4 33 (14.47%) Electronic Trading
5 32 (14.04%) Risk Management
6 30 (13.16%) SDLC
7 29 (12.72%) Test Automation
8 26 (11.40%) TDD
9 23 (10.09%) Mathematics
10 19 (8.33%) Algorithmic Trading
10 19 (8.33%) Asset Management
10 19 (8.33%) Business Analysis
11 18 (7.89%) Concurrent Programming
12 17 (7.46%) Multithreaded Programming
13 16 (7.02%) Stakeholder Management
14 13 (5.70%) Migration
14 13 (5.70%) Project Management
15 11 (4.82%) Scrum
15 11 (4.82%) Waterfall
16 10 (4.39%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 114 (50.00%) Java
2 82 (35.96%) SQL
3 34 (14.91%) C#
4 10 (4.39%) Python
5 8 (3.51%) C++
5 8 (3.51%) VBA
6 7 (3.07%) T-SQL
7 5 (2.19%) JavaScript
8 4 (1.75%) PL/SQL
9 3 (1.32%) Bash Shell
9 3 (1.32%) Ruby
10 2 (0.88%) C
10 2 (0.88%) PowerShell
10 2 (0.88%) Scala
10 2 (0.88%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.44%) Perl
11 1 (0.44%) Tcl
11 1 (0.44%) VB
11 1 (0.44%) VBScript
11 1 (0.44%) VC++
Qualifications
1 24 (10.53%) Degree
2 20 (8.77%) Numerate Degree
3 1 (0.44%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (16.67%) MiFID
2 14 (6.14%) QA
3 9 (3.95%) EMIR
4 3 (1.32%) AIFMD
5 1 (0.44%) GDPR
5 1 (0.44%) SEPA
System Software
1 7 (3.07%) Docker
2 1 (0.44%) Apache Flume
2 1 (0.44%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 1 (0.44%) Oozie
1 1 (0.44%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 35 (15.35%) Oracle
2 28 (12.28%) Sybase
3 14 (6.14%) Microsoft
4 10 (4.39%) Fidessa
5 8 (3.51%) Bloomberg
5 8 (3.51%) Reuters
5 8 (3.51%) SimCorp
6 7 (3.07%) IBM
7 6 (2.63%) CQG
8 5 (2.19%) Murex
9 4 (1.75%) Charles River
9 4 (1.75%) DevExpress
9 4 (1.75%) FactSet
9 4 (1.75%) TIBCO
10 3 (1.32%) Currenex
10 3 (1.32%) Infragistics
11 2 (0.88%) Informatica
11 2 (0.88%) ION Trading
11 2 (0.88%) Salesforce.com
11 2 (0.88%) SunGard