Period
to 26 May 2018

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Equities in contract job vacancies advertised in England. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Equities over the 6 months to 26 May 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
UK > England
6 months to
26 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 435 294 400
Rank change year-on-year -141 +106 -72
Contract jobs citing Equities 484 681 579
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.52% 0.81% 0.59%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.53% 2.38% 1.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 331 524 437
England median daily rate £625 £575 £563
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.70% +2.22% +2.27%
10th Percentile £425 £420 £404
90th Percentile £781 £725 £696
UK median daily rate £600 £575 £550
% change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
England median hourly rate £10.00 - -
UK median hourly rate £10.00 - -

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 England with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 31,595 28,557 32,825
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 34.05% 33.94% 33.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 20,885 18,637 21,737
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.66%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £250
90th Percentile £663 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £450 £440 £425
% change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 996 1,006 1,092
England median hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -4.76% +17.55%
10th Percentile £11.78 £11.25 £11.50
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.00 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £22.42 £20.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year +9.37% -2.38% +16.80%

Equities
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Equities as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Equities in England

Equities
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Equities in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Equities in England

Equities
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Equities in England over the 6 months to 26 May 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Equities in England

Equities
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Equities in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Equities in England

Equities
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Equities within the England region over the 6 months to 26 May 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -102 476 £625 +8.70% 106
South East - 6 £545 - 2
North of England - 2 £450 -
Yorkshire - 2 £450 -
Equities
UK

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 England region with a requirement for Equities.

1 243 (50.21%) Finance
2 217 (44.83%) Front Office
3 181 (37.40%) Java
4 164 (33.88%) Banking
5 162 (33.47%) Fixed Income
6 153 (31.61%) Agile Software Development
7 146 (30.17%) Derivative
8 145 (29.96%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 130 (26.86%) SQL
10 123 (25.41%) C#
11 113 (23.35%) Low Latency
12 97 (20.04%) Asset Management
13 94 (19.42%) Investment Banking
14 92 (19.01%) Electronic Trading
15 78 (16.12%) Multithreading
16 75 (15.50%) .NET
16 75 (15.50%) Unix
17 74 (15.29%) Linux
18 63 (13.02%) Python
19 62 (12.81%) JavaScript
20 57 (11.78%) C++
20 57 (11.78%) OO
21 54 (11.16%) TDD
22 51 (10.54%) FIX Protocol
22 51 (10.54%) Analytics
23 49 (10.12%) Financial Institution
23 49 (10.12%) Problem-Solving
24 48 (9.92%) Risk Management
25 47 (9.71%) Equity Derivative
26 44 (9.09%) SQL Server

Equities
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 15 (3.10%) Tomcat
2 14 (2.89%) JBoss
3 11 (2.27%) Confluence
4 7 (1.45%) Apache Spark
5 6 (1.24%) Apache
6 5 (1.03%) Elasticsearch
7 4 (0.83%) Oracle Coherence
8 3 (0.62%) GlassFish
8 3 (0.62%) SharePoint
8 3 (0.62%) WebLogic
8 3 (0.62%) WebSphere
8 3 (0.62%) WebSphere Application Server
8 3 (0.62%) WordPress
9 2 (0.41%) nginx
10 1 (0.21%) CMS
10 1 (0.21%) EPiServer
10 1 (0.21%) JCAPS
10 1 (0.21%) Mule
10 1 (0.21%) SAS
10 1 (0.21%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 25 (5.17%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (1.65%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 6 (1.24%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.62%) Microsoft Office
4 3 (0.62%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.41%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.21%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.21%) InVision
6 1 (0.21%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 29 (5.99%) thinkFolio
2 18 (3.72%) Markit EDM
3 15 (3.10%) Eagle PACE
4 14 (2.89%) Front Arena
5 12 (2.48%) ION MarketView
5 12 (2.48%) PolarLake
6 7 (1.45%) SimCorp Dimension
7 6 (1.24%) Bloomberg AIM
8 2 (0.41%) LatentZero
9 1 (0.21%) Bloomberg TOMS
9 1 (0.21%) Dynamics CRM
9 1 (0.21%) Eloqua
9 1 (0.21%) Global One
9 1 (0.21%) IntelliMatch
9 1 (0.21%) Minerva
9 1 (0.21%) Summit
9 1 (0.21%) Temenos T24
9 1 (0.21%) Tesseract
Cloud Services
1 34 (7.02%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (1.03%) Amazon CloudWatch
2 5 (1.03%) Amazon EC2
3 4 (0.83%) Amazon S3
4 3 (0.62%) AWS Lambda
4 3 (0.62%) CloudFront
4 3 (0.62%) GitHub
4 3 (0.62%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (0.62%) Route 53
4 3 (0.62%) Serverless
4 3 (0.62%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 2 (0.41%) AWS CloudTrail
6 1 (0.21%) Adobe Creative Cloud
6 1 (0.21%) Amazon EMR
6 1 (0.21%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.21%) IaaS
6 1 (0.21%) npm
6 1 (0.21%) NuGet
6 1 (0.21%) PaaS
6 1 (0.21%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (1.24%) AMQP
1 6 (1.24%) FIX Connectivity
2 5 (1.03%) Firewall
3 4 (0.83%) LAN
3 4 (0.83%) MPLS
3 4 (0.83%) Network Security
3 4 (0.83%) tcpdump
3 4 (0.83%) VPN
3 4 (0.83%) WAN
4 3 (0.62%) DHCP
4 3 (0.62%) DNS
4 3 (0.62%) VLAN
5 2 (0.41%) FTP
6 1 (0.21%) BIG-IP
6 1 (0.21%) DMZ
6 1 (0.21%) DWDM
6 1 (0.21%) Internet
6 1 (0.21%) Intranet
6 1 (0.21%) PPP
6 1 (0.21%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 43 (8.88%) Relational Database
3 28 (5.79%) KDB
4 17 (3.51%) PostgreSQL
4 17 (3.51%) RDBMS
5 11 (2.27%) Data Warehouse
6 10 (2.07%) Blockchain
6 10 (2.07%) NoSQL
6 10 (2.07%) SQL Server 2012
7 9 (1.86%) SQL Server 2016
8 8 (1.65%) Big Data
8 8 (1.65%) DB2
8 8 (1.65%) Hadoop
8 8 (1.65%) Oracle Database
9 7 (1.45%) Oracle Database 10g
9 7 (1.45%) Oracle Database 11g
10 6 (1.24%) Oracle Database 12c
10 6 (1.24%) Oracle9i Database
11 5 (1.03%) Apache Cassandra
11 5 (1.03%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 40 (8.26%) Git (software)
2 29 (5.99%) Jenkins
3 24 (4.96%) JIRA
4 22 (4.55%) TeamCity
5 16 (3.31%) SpecFlow
6 15 (3.10%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 14 (2.89%) Visual Studio Team System
8 12 (2.48%) NUnit
9 11 (2.27%) gulp
9 11 (2.27%) JUnit
10 9 (1.86%) Octopus Deploy
10 9 (1.86%) Selenium
11 8 (1.65%) MSBuild
12 7 (1.45%) Maven
13 6 (1.24%) Grunt
13 6 (1.24%) Sonatype Nexus
13 6 (1.24%) webpack
14 5 (1.03%) Mocha
14 5 (1.03%) PhpStorm
15 4 (0.83%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 243 (50.21%) Finance
2 217 (44.83%) Front Office
3 164 (33.88%) Banking
4 94 (19.42%) Investment Banking
5 49 (10.12%) Financial Institution
6 27 (5.58%) Retail
7 24 (4.96%) Back Office
8 15 (3.10%) Legal
9 11 (2.27%) Marketing
10 5 (1.03%) French Language
11 3 (0.62%) Prime Brokerage
12 2 (0.41%) Wholesale Banking
13 1 (0.21%) General Ledger
13 1 (0.21%) German Language
13 1 (0.21%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 277 (57.23%) Developer
2 112 (23.14%) Java Developer
3 107 (22.11%) Analyst
4 66 (13.64%) C# Developer
5 50 (10.33%) Front Office Developer
6 46 (9.50%) Electronic Trading Developer
7 41 (8.47%) Business Analyst
8 39 (8.06%) Senior Developer
9 32 (6.61%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
10 26 (5.37%) Data Analyst
10 26 (5.37%) Low Latency Java Developer
11 23 (4.75%) Project Manager
12 21 (4.34%) Applications Support
13 19 (3.93%) .NET Developer
13 19 (3.93%) Support Analyst
14 18 (3.72%) Angular Developer
14 18 (3.72%) Asset Management Analyst
14 18 (3.72%) C# .NET Developer
15 17 (3.51%) Applications Support Analyst
15 17 (3.51%) SQL Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 75 (15.50%) .NET
2 51 (10.54%) FIX Protocol
3 40 (8.26%) AngularJS
4 38 (7.85%) HTML
5 34 (7.02%) Middleware
6 33 (6.82%) REST
7 31 (6.40%) HTML5
8 30 (6.20%) Spring
9 25 (5.17%) Kafka
10 22 (4.55%) ASP.NET
10 22 (4.55%) JMS
10 22 (4.55%) WPF
11 20 (4.13%) React
12 19 (3.93%) Node.js
13 17 (3.51%) WCF
14 16 (3.31%) CSS
15 14 (2.89%) Akka
16 13 (2.69%) ASP.NET Web API
17 11 (2.27%) jQuery
17 11 (2.27%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 162 (33.47%) Fixed Income
2 146 (30.17%) Derivative
3 145 (29.96%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 47 (9.71%) Equity Derivative
5 37 (7.64%) Analytical Skills
6 35 (7.23%) Greenfield Project
7 30 (6.20%) Hedge funds
8 28 (5.79%) Fintech
9 24 (4.96%) Exotic Derivative
10 23 (4.75%) Algorithms
11 15 (3.10%) OTC Derivatives
12 14 (2.89%) Computer Science
12 14 (2.89%) Enterprise Software
12 14 (2.89%) Hybrid Cloud
13 12 (2.48%) Data Structures
13 12 (2.48%) Management Information System
14 10 (2.07%) User Experience
15 8 (1.65%) PMI
15 8 (1.65%) Self-Motivation
16 7 (1.45%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 75 (15.50%) Unix
2 74 (15.29%) Linux
3 11 (2.27%) Windows
4 9 (1.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (0.62%) Android
5 3 (0.62%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.41%) CentOS
6 2 (0.41%) Debian
6 2 (0.41%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 153 (31.61%) Agile Software Development
2 113 (23.35%) Low Latency
3 97 (20.04%) Asset Management
4 92 (19.01%) Electronic Trading
5 78 (16.12%) Multithreading
6 57 (11.78%) OO
7 54 (11.16%) TDD
8 51 (10.54%) Analytics
9 49 (10.12%) Problem-Solving
10 48 (9.92%) Risk Management
11 41 (8.47%) Investment Management
11 41 (8.47%) SDLC
12 36 (7.44%) Test Automation
13 32 (6.61%) Algorithmic Trading
14 31 (6.40%) Continuous Integration
14 31 (6.40%) Software Engineering
15 30 (6.20%) Business Analysis
16 28 (5.79%) DevOps
17 27 (5.58%) Web Development
18 26 (5.37%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 181 (37.40%) Java
2 130 (26.86%) SQL
3 123 (25.41%) C#
4 63 (13.02%) Python
5 62 (12.81%) JavaScript
6 57 (11.78%) C++
7 32 (6.61%) Perl
8 23 (4.75%) Java 8
9 19 (3.93%) Scala
10 18 (3.72%) Shell Script
11 17 (3.51%) C
12 15 (3.10%) TypeScript
13 14 (2.89%) VBA
14 13 (2.69%) Bash Shell
15 12 (2.48%) PHP
16 11 (2.27%) PL/SQL
17 7 (1.45%) T-SQL
17 7 (1.45%) VB
18 6 (1.24%) XPath
19 5 (1.03%) R
Qualifications
1 34 (7.02%) Degree
2 8 (1.65%) Computer Science Degree
2 8 (1.65%) PMI Certification
3 4 (0.83%) ISEB
3 4 (0.83%) Numerate Degree
4 3 (0.62%) MBA
4 3 (0.62%) OCPJP
4 3 (0.62%) Six Sigma Black Belt
4 3 (0.62%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
4 3 (0.62%) Sun Certification
5 2 (0.41%) ISTQB
5 2 (0.41%) PMP
5 2 (0.41%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.21%) CCNP
6 1 (0.21%) CFA
6 1 (0.21%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.21%) Master's Degree
6 1 (0.21%) SAFe Agilist
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (5.37%) MiFID
1 26 (5.37%) QA
2 6 (1.24%) EMIR
2 6 (1.24%) Solvency II
3 4 (0.83%) Data Quality
3 4 (0.83%) IFRS
4 3 (0.62%) PMO
5 2 (0.41%) Dodd-Frank
5 2 (0.41%) GDPR
6 1 (0.21%) AIFMD
6 1 (0.21%) ISAE 3402
6 1 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.21%) SLA
System Software
1 35 (7.23%) Docker
2 1 (0.21%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 13 (2.69%) Ansible
2 4 (0.83%) Control-M
2 4 (0.83%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.21%) ITRS Geneos
3 1 (0.21%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 42 (8.68%) Bloomberg
2 37 (7.64%) Oracle
3 25 (5.17%) Charles River
3 25 (5.17%) SimCorp
4 22 (4.55%) Fidessa
4 22 (4.55%) Sybase
5 18 (3.72%) Microsoft
6 17 (3.51%) Calypso
7 16 (3.31%) Reuters
8 14 (2.89%) Capita
8 14 (2.89%) FXall
8 14 (2.89%) ION Trading
9 9 (1.86%) TIBCO
10 8 (1.65%) Atlassian
10 8 (1.65%) Murex
11 5 (1.03%) Citrix
12 4 (0.83%) IBM
12 4 (0.83%) Red Hat
12 4 (0.83%) Tableau
13 3 (0.62%) Sun