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 3 months to 30 March 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
UK / England
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 275 329 278
Rank change year-on-year +54 -51  
Contract jobs citing Equities 344 331 379
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.82% 0.66% 0.78%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.56% 2.11% 2.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 253 262 289
Median daily rate £575 £550 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.54% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £377 £425
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £668 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £429 £375 £345
% change year-on-year +14.33% +8.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

Equities is in the generic IT skills category. The next 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.

Generic IT Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 13431 15664 14974
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 31.99% 31.35% 30.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 8725 10365 9165
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +5.33% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 499 530 626
Median hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +21.62%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £12.00 £11.74
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £42.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year -21.56% +37.83%  

Equities
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing Equities as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

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 3 months to 30 March 2017.

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 3 months to 30 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +32 344 £575 +4.54% 56
Equities
UK

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 England region with a requirement for Equities.

1 354 (53.31%) Finance
2 316 (47.59%) Front Office
3 299 (45.03%) Banking
4 232 (34.94%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 229 (34.49%) Java
6 218 (32.83%) Fixed Income
7 217 (32.68%) Derivative
8 203 (30.57%) Investment Banking
9 149 (22.44%) Agile Software Development
10 148 (22.29%) SQL
11 134 (20.18%) Multithreading
12 111 (16.72%) Electronic Trading
12 111 (16.72%) Linux
13 110 (16.57%) C#
13 110 (16.57%) C++
14 107 (16.11%) Low Latency
15 104 (15.66%) MiFID
16 94 (14.16%) Unix
17 92 (13.86%) Analytical Skills
18 83 (12.50%) FIX Protocol
19 81 (12.20%) SDLC
20 77 (11.60%) Asset Management
21 70 (10.54%) Equity Derivative
21 70 (10.54%) Project Management
22 63 (9.49%) Oracle
22 63 (9.49%) Scrum
23 57 (8.58%) Risk Management
23 57 (8.58%) OO
23 57 (8.58%) Business Analysis
24 56 (8.43%) Degree

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 22 (3.31%) Confluence
2 16 (2.41%) SharePoint
3 15 (2.26%) Apache Spark
4 7 (1.05%) SharePoint 2013
5 6 (0.90%) Apache Pig
6 4 (0.60%) WebSphere
7 3 (0.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 2 (0.30%) DataSynapse
8 2 (0.30%) Jetty
8 2 (0.30%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.15%) Apache
9 1 (0.15%) IIS
9 1 (0.15%) Oracle Coherence
9 1 (0.15%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 41 (6.17%) MS Excel
2 18 (2.71%) MS PowerPoint
3 11 (1.66%) MS Office
4 10 (1.51%) MS Visio
5 6 (0.90%) MS Project
6 3 (0.45%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 15 (2.26%) ION MarketView
2 9 (1.36%) Minerva
2 9 (1.36%) thinkFolio
3 7 (1.05%) SimCorp Dimension
4 6 (0.90%) Global One
5 4 (0.60%) Markit EDM
5 4 (0.60%) Sentinel
6 3 (0.45%) SunGard APT
7 2 (0.30%) LatentZero
7 2 (0.30%) Tesseract
8 1 (0.15%) Eagle PACE
8 1 (0.15%) IntelliMatch
8 1 (0.15%) Loan IQ
8 1 (0.15%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.30%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.15%) GitHub
2 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (1.20%) TCP/IP
2 7 (1.05%) Multicast
2 7 (1.05%) tcpdump
3 6 (0.90%) Network Security
4 5 (0.75%) Firewall
4 5 (0.75%) FIX Connectivity
4 5 (0.75%) Intrusion Detection
5 3 (0.45%) HTTP
6 2 (0.30%) PuTTY
6 2 (0.30%) VPN
7 1 (0.15%) AMQP
7 1 (0.15%) Kerberos
7 1 (0.15%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (6.93%) SQL Server
2 38 (5.72%) Big Data
3 36 (5.42%) Relational Database
4 20 (3.01%) KDB
4 20 (3.01%) Oracle Database
5 19 (2.86%) Hadoop
5 19 (2.86%) RDBMS
6 14 (2.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 13 (1.96%) Data Warehouse
7 13 (1.96%) Oracle Reports
7 13 (1.96%) Tick Data
8 11 (1.66%) Apache Cassandra
8 11 (1.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 9 (1.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 8 (1.20%) Kdb+
11 7 (1.05%) DB2
12 6 (0.90%) Blockchain
12 6 (0.90%) Data Lake
12 6 (0.90%) Hazelcast
13 5 (0.75%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 50 (7.53%) JIRA
2 23 (3.46%) Git (software)
3 17 (2.56%) Subversion
4 12 (1.81%) TestRail
5 11 (1.66%) JUnit
5 11 (1.66%) Team Foundation Server
6 10 (1.51%) gulp
7 9 (1.36%) TeamCity
8 8 (1.20%) Grunt
9 7 (1.05%) Mocha
9 7 (1.05%) Selenium
10 6 (0.90%) Cucumber
10 6 (0.90%) Jenkins
10 6 (0.90%) Maven
11 5 (0.75%) Mockito
11 5 (0.75%) Visual Studio Team System
11 5 (0.75%) webpack
12 4 (0.60%) Gradle
12 4 (0.60%) Visual Studio
13 3 (0.45%) Eclipse
General
1 354 (53.31%) Finance
2 316 (47.59%) Front Office
3 299 (45.03%) Banking
4 203 (30.57%) Investment Banking
5 47 (7.08%) Back Office
6 42 (6.33%) Financial Institution
7 27 (4.07%) Retail
8 24 (3.61%) Legal
9 12 (1.81%) Marketing
10 10 (1.51%) Corporate Banking
11 8 (1.20%) Prime Brokerage
11 8 (1.20%) Publishing
12 6 (0.90%) Telecoms
13 5 (0.75%) German Language
14 4 (0.60%) Retail Banking
15 3 (0.45%) Games
15 3 (0.45%) Law
16 2 (0.30%) Advertising
16 2 (0.30%) French Language
17 1 (0.15%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 316 (47.59%) Developer
2 196 (29.52%) Analyst
3 165 (24.85%) Java Developer
4 140 (21.08%) Business Analyst
5 55 (8.28%) Front Office Developer
6 53 (7.98%) MiFID Business Analyst
7 49 (7.38%) Senior Developer
8 43 (6.48%) Electronic Trading Developer
9 42 (6.33%) C++ Developer
10 39 (5.87%) C# Developer
11 36 (5.42%) Support Analyst
12 35 (5.27%) Senior Java Developer
13 30 (4.52%) Project Manager
14 27 (4.07%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
15 26 (3.92%) Investment Banking Java Developer
16 25 (3.77%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
17 22 (3.31%) JavaScript Developer
18 20 (3.01%) Applications Support
19 18 (2.71%) IT Business Analyst
19 18 (2.71%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 83 (12.50%) FIX Protocol
2 44 (6.63%) .NET
3 39 (5.87%) HTML
4 34 (5.12%) HTML5
5 33 (4.97%) AngularJS
6 30 (4.52%) XML
7 24 (3.61%) CSS
7 24 (3.61%) Spring
8 23 (3.46%) JNI
9 19 (2.86%) Middleware
9 19 (2.86%) React
10 18 (2.71%) CSS3
10 18 (2.71%) JMS
10 18 (2.71%) WPF
11 16 (2.41%) REST
12 13 (1.96%) Redux
12 13 (1.96%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 12 (1.81%) .NET Framework
13 12 (1.81%) Node.js
14 11 (1.66%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 232 (34.94%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 218 (32.83%) Fixed Income
3 217 (32.68%) Derivative
4 92 (13.86%) Analytical Skills
5 70 (10.54%) Equity Derivative
6 46 (6.93%) Fintech
7 28 (4.22%) Computer Science
8 26 (3.92%) Hedge funds
9 21 (3.16%) Algorithms
9 21 (3.16%) Virtual Team
10 20 (3.01%) Market Risk
10 20 (3.01%) OTC Derivatives
11 19 (2.86%) Reference Data
12 18 (2.71%) User Experience
13 17 (2.56%) Management Information System
14 15 (2.26%) Data Structures
15 10 (1.51%) N-Tier
15 10 (1.51%) TWAP
15 10 (1.51%) VWAP
16 9 (1.36%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 111 (16.72%) Linux
2 94 (14.16%) Unix
3 51 (7.68%) Windows
4 9 (1.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (0.30%) SUSE
5 2 (0.30%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.15%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.15%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.15%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.15%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.15%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 149 (22.44%) Agile Software Development
2 134 (20.18%) Multithreading
3 111 (16.72%) Electronic Trading
4 107 (16.11%) Low Latency
5 81 (12.20%) SDLC
6 77 (11.60%) Asset Management
7 70 (10.54%) Project Management
8 63 (9.49%) Scrum
9 57 (8.58%) Business Analysis
9 57 (8.58%) OO
9 57 (8.58%) Risk Management
10 55 (8.28%) Stakeholder Management
11 51 (7.68%) Data Management
11 51 (7.68%) Multithreaded Programming
12 42 (6.33%) Analytics
12 42 (6.33%) Investment Management
13 37 (5.57%) TDD
14 35 (5.27%) Mathematics
15 31 (4.67%) Algorithmic Trading
16 30 (4.52%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 229 (34.49%) Java
2 148 (22.29%) SQL
3 110 (16.57%) C#
3 110 (16.57%) C++
4 50 (7.53%) JavaScript
5 45 (6.78%) Perl
5 45 (6.78%) Python
6 37 (5.57%) C
7 36 (5.42%) Scala
8 34 (5.12%) Shell Script
9 21 (3.16%) VBA
10 19 (2.86%) PL/SQL
11 13 (1.96%) ES6
12 11 (1.66%) Bash Shell
12 11 (1.66%) PowerShell
12 11 (1.66%) VB
13 10 (1.51%) PHP
14 8 (1.20%) Haskell
15 5 (0.75%) T-SQL
16 4 (0.60%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 56 (8.43%) Degree
2 20 (3.01%) ISEB
3 7 (1.05%) CISSP
4 6 (0.90%) PMI Certification
5 5 (0.75%) CISM
5 5 (0.75%) CNA
5 5 (0.75%) GCIA
5 5 (0.75%) GCIH
5 5 (0.75%) GIAC
5 5 (0.75%) MBA
5 5 (0.75%) Network+ Certification
5 5 (0.75%) Novell Certification
5 5 (0.75%) SANS
6 3 (0.45%) ISTQB
6 3 (0.45%) PMP
7 2 (0.30%) ACCA
7 2 (0.30%) CIMA
7 2 (0.30%) CISA
7 2 (0.30%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (0.30%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 104 (15.66%) MiFID
2 49 (7.38%) QA
3 18 (2.71%) Dodd-Frank
3 18 (2.71%) EMIR
4 13 (1.96%) SLA
5 7 (1.05%) COBIT
6 6 (0.90%) PMO
7 5 (0.75%) Basel III
7 5 (0.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 3 (0.45%) CRD IV
8 3 (0.45%) IFRS
9 2 (0.30%) COREP
9 2 (0.30%) Data Quality
9 2 (0.30%) GAAP
9 2 (0.30%) Solvency II
10 1 (0.15%) FATCA
10 1 (0.15%) ISAE 3402
10 1 (0.15%) ISO20022
10 1 (0.15%) UCITS
System Software
1 5 (0.75%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.45%) Docker
3 2 (0.30%) HDFS
3 2 (0.30%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 1 (0.15%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 15 (2.26%) ITRS Geneos
2 7 (1.05%) Ansible
2 7 (1.05%) Control-M
2 7 (1.05%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (1.05%) Thomson Reuters DACS
3 5 (0.75%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 4 (0.60%) Kubernetes
5 2 (0.30%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.30%) Puppet
6 1 (0.15%) CA Single Sign-On
6 1 (0.15%) HP Fortify
6 1 (0.15%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 1 (0.15%) RSA Archer
6 1 (0.15%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 63 (9.49%) Oracle
2 50 (7.53%) Fidessa
3 46 (6.93%) Sybase
4 37 (5.57%) Microsoft
5 25 (3.77%) ION Trading
6 19 (2.86%) Bloomberg
7 15 (2.26%) TIBCO
8 13 (1.96%) Reuters
9 11 (1.66%) Murex
10 9 (1.36%) Red Hat
10 9 (1.36%) SimCorp
11 8 (1.20%) Charles River
11 8 (1.20%) Citrix
11 8 (1.20%) Fixnetix
11 8 (1.20%) Informatica
12 6 (0.90%) Calypso
13 5 (0.75%) Atlassian
13 5 (0.75%) Remedy
13 5 (0.75%) Sun
14 4 (0.60%) IBM
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