Period
to 21 February 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 21 February 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
21 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 353 335 304
Rank change year-on-year -18 -31 +57
Contract jobs citing Equities 626 617 785
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.67% 0.69% 0.80%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.00% 2.12% 2.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 466 425 612
England median daily rate £600 £550 £570
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% -3.51% +3.64%
10th Percentile £425 £413 £413
90th Percentile £750 £713 £675
UK median daily rate £600 £550 £570
% change year-on-year +9.09% -3.51% +3.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
England median hourly rate £10.00 - £16.50
UK median hourly rate £10.00 - £16.50

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 31,333 29,160 32,200
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 33.59% 32.78% 32.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 21,200 19,146 21,052
England median daily rate £460 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.14% +2.94% +3.03%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £250
90th Percentile £663 £628 £625
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 921 1,041 1,220
England median hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.50% - +14.29%
10th Percentile £11.75 £11.32 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.50 £47.50 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year +12.50% -2.44% +17.14%

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 21 February 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 21 February 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 -22 612 £600 +9.09% 96
South East - 11 £545 - 2
North of England +29 3 £525 -19.23%
North West +12 3 £525 -19.23%
Equities
UK

For the 6 months to 21 February 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.

1 308 (49.20%) Finance
2 261 (41.69%) Front Office
3 247 (39.46%) Banking
4 222 (35.46%) Java
5 196 (31.31%) SQL
6 177 (28.27%) Derivative
7 176 (28.12%) Fixed Income
8 161 (25.72%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 155 (24.76%) Agile Software Development
10 141 (22.52%) Investment Banking
11 121 (19.33%) C#
12 119 (19.01%) Multithreading
13 109 (17.41%) Low Latency
14 108 (17.25%) Electronic Trading
15 92 (14.70%) FIX Protocol
16 88 (14.06%) Unix
17 87 (13.90%) SDLC
18 85 (13.58%) .NET
19 81 (12.94%) Linux
19 81 (12.94%) Python
20 76 (12.14%) MiFID
21 74 (11.82%) Risk Management
22 73 (11.66%) Analytical Skills
23 71 (11.34%) Equity Derivative
24 67 (10.70%) Relational Database
25 66 (10.54%) Asset Management
26 63 (10.06%) SQL Server
27 58 (9.27%) Test Automation
28 57 (9.11%) Oracle
29 55 (8.79%) Analytics

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 11 (1.76%) JBoss
2 10 (1.60%) IIS
2 10 (1.60%) Tomcat
3 9 (1.44%) Apache Spark
4 8 (1.28%) Oracle Coherence
5 3 (0.48%) Confluence
5 3 (0.48%) SharePoint
6 2 (0.32%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.16%) Apache
7 1 (0.16%) CMS
7 1 (0.16%) MQSeries
7 1 (0.16%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.16%) SAS
7 1 (0.16%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 28 (4.47%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (0.96%) MS Visio
3 5 (0.80%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (0.64%) Microsoft Office
5 3 (0.48%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.32%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 14 (2.24%) thinkFolio
2 12 (1.92%) ION MarketView
2 12 (1.92%) SimCorp Dimension
3 9 (1.44%) Markit EDM
4 7 (1.12%) SunGard GMI
5 4 (0.64%) Summit
6 3 (0.48%) Eikon
7 2 (0.32%) IntelliMatch
7 2 (0.32%) LatentZero
7 2 (0.32%) Oracle Cash Management
7 2 (0.32%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
8 1 (0.16%) Eagle PACE
8 1 (0.16%) Endur
8 1 (0.16%) Findur
8 1 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
8 1 (0.16%) Oracle E-Business Tax
8 1 (0.16%) Oracle FAH
8 1 (0.16%) Oracle Financials
8 1 (0.16%) Oracle General Ledger
8 1 (0.16%) Salerio
Cloud Services
1 8 (1.28%) IaaS
1 8 (1.28%) npm
1 8 (1.28%) PaaS
1 8 (1.28%) SaaS
2 3 (0.48%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.32%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.32%) OpenShift
4 1 (0.16%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 15 (2.40%) FIX Connectivity
2 6 (0.96%) AMQP
3 5 (0.80%) PPP
4 4 (0.64%) tcpdump
5 2 (0.32%) Firewall
5 2 (0.32%) VPN
6 1 (0.16%) DMZ
6 1 (0.16%) FTP
6 1 (0.16%) GSM
6 1 (0.16%) Internet
6 1 (0.16%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (10.70%) Relational Database
2 63 (10.06%) SQL Server
3 44 (7.03%) RDBMS
4 31 (4.95%) KDB
5 21 (3.35%) Blockchain
6 17 (2.72%) Data Warehouse
7 14 (2.24%) Big Data
7 14 (2.24%) SQL Server 2012
8 13 (2.08%) Hadoop
8 13 (2.08%) Oracle Database
9 12 (1.92%) DB2
9 12 (1.92%) Oracle Database 11g
9 12 (1.92%) PostgreSQL
9 12 (1.92%) SQL Server 2008
9 12 (1.92%) SQL Server 2014
9 12 (1.92%) SQL Server 2016
9 12 (1.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 12 (1.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 10 (1.60%) Oracle Database 12c
10 10 (1.60%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 33 (5.27%) Git (software)
1 33 (5.27%) JIRA
2 13 (2.08%) Jenkins
3 11 (1.76%) JUnit
4 9 (1.44%) Grunt
4 9 (1.44%) gulp
4 9 (1.44%) Visual Studio
4 9 (1.44%) webpack
5 7 (1.12%) Cucumber
5 7 (1.12%) NUnit
5 7 (1.12%) Team Foundation Server
6 6 (0.96%) TeamCity
7 5 (0.80%) Mocha
7 5 (0.80%) SpecFlow
8 4 (0.64%) FitNesse
9 3 (0.48%) Maven
9 3 (0.48%) Rhino Mocks
10 2 (0.32%) JBehave
10 2 (0.32%) Octopus Deploy
10 2 (0.32%) Subversion
General
1 308 (49.20%) Finance
2 261 (41.69%) Front Office
3 247 (39.46%) Banking
4 141 (22.52%) Investment Banking
5 37 (5.91%) Financial Institution
6 34 (5.43%) Back Office
7 16 (2.56%) Legal
8 14 (2.24%) Telecoms
9 13 (2.08%) Retail
10 11 (1.76%) Games
10 11 (1.76%) Prime Brokerage
11 9 (1.44%) French Language
12 5 (0.80%) Marketing
13 4 (0.64%) General Ledger
14 3 (0.48%) German Language
14 3 (0.48%) Portuguese Language
14 3 (0.48%) Spanish Language
15 1 (0.16%) Advertising
15 1 (0.16%) International Banking
15 1 (0.16%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 327 (52.24%) Developer
2 170 (27.16%) Analyst
3 134 (21.41%) Java Developer
4 83 (13.26%) Business Analyst
5 78 (12.46%) C# Developer
6 61 (9.74%) Front Office Developer
7 49 (7.83%) Senior Developer
8 36 (5.75%) Electronic Trading Developer
9 35 (5.59%) Support Analyst
10 33 (5.27%) Project Manager
11 32 (5.11%) Applications Support
12 29 (4.63%) SQL Developer
13 27 (4.31%) Applications Support Analyst
13 27 (4.31%) Banking Analyst
14 26 (4.15%) .NET Developer
14 26 (4.15%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
15 24 (3.83%) C# .NET Developer
16 23 (3.67%) Senior Java Developer
17 20 (3.19%) Data Analyst
18 19 (3.04%) C++ Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 92 (14.70%) FIX Protocol
2 85 (13.58%) .NET
3 37 (5.91%) AngularJS
4 33 (5.27%) Middleware
5 30 (4.79%) WPF
6 29 (4.63%) HTML
6 29 (4.63%) REST
7 28 (4.47%) Spring
8 27 (4.31%) XML
9 25 (3.99%) WCF
10 24 (3.83%) HTML5
11 22 (3.51%) JMS
11 22 (3.51%) React
12 18 (2.88%) CSS
13 17 (2.72%) Kafka
14 15 (2.40%) Node.js
15 14 (2.24%) ASP.NET
16 13 (2.08%) FpML
16 13 (2.08%) WinForms
17 12 (1.92%) JNI
Miscellaneous
1 177 (28.27%) Derivative
2 176 (28.12%) Fixed Income
3 161 (25.72%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 73 (11.66%) Analytical Skills
5 71 (11.34%) Equity Derivative
6 40 (6.39%) Hedge funds
7 39 (6.23%) Greenfield Project
8 34 (5.43%) Computer Science
9 28 (4.47%) OTC Derivatives
10 22 (3.51%) Data Structures
11 17 (2.72%) Credit Risk
12 16 (2.56%) N-Tier
13 13 (2.08%) Algorithms
14 12 (1.92%) Credit Derivative
14 12 (1.92%) Fintech
14 12 (1.92%) Market Risk
15 10 (1.60%) Enterprise Software
15 10 (1.60%) Hybrid Cloud
16 8 (1.28%) Interest Rate Derivative
16 8 (1.28%) Swaptions
Operating Systems
1 88 (14.06%) Unix
2 81 (12.94%) Linux
3 34 (5.43%) Windows
4 5 (0.80%) Windows Server
5 4 (0.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (0.48%) Windows 10
6 3 (0.48%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.16%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 155 (24.76%) Agile Software Development
2 119 (19.01%) Multithreading
3 109 (17.41%) Low Latency
4 108 (17.25%) Electronic Trading
5 87 (13.90%) SDLC
6 74 (11.82%) Risk Management
7 66 (10.54%) Asset Management
8 58 (9.27%) Test Automation
9 55 (8.79%) Analytics
10 49 (7.83%) OO
11 48 (7.67%) Business Analysis
12 40 (6.39%) TDD
13 38 (6.07%) Algorithmic Trading
13 38 (6.07%) Change Management
14 35 (5.59%) Investment Management
15 32 (5.11%) Web Development
16 31 (4.95%) Concurrent Programming
16 31 (4.95%) Project Management
17 30 (4.79%) Multithreaded Programming
18 27 (4.31%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 222 (35.46%) Java
2 196 (31.31%) SQL
3 121 (19.33%) C#
4 81 (12.94%) Python
5 54 (8.63%) C++
6 51 (8.15%) JavaScript
7 36 (5.75%) Perl
8 25 (3.99%) VBA
9 23 (3.67%) Scala
9 23 (3.67%) T-SQL
10 17 (2.72%) TypeScript
11 14 (2.24%) PL/SQL
12 13 (2.08%) C
13 11 (1.76%) Bash Shell
13 11 (1.76%) Shell Script
14 9 (1.44%) XPath
15 8 (1.28%) ES6
16 7 (1.12%) Ruby
16 7 (1.12%) VB
17 6 (0.96%) PHP
Qualifications
1 52 (8.31%) Degree
2 13 (2.08%) Numerate Degree
3 8 (1.28%) Computer Science Degree
3 8 (1.28%) PMI Certification
4 6 (0.96%) Master's Degree
5 3 (0.48%) PMP
6 2 (0.32%) ISEB
6 2 (0.32%) ISTQB
6 2 (0.32%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 76 (12.14%) MiFID
2 47 (7.51%) QA
3 23 (3.67%) EMIR
4 7 (1.12%) Dodd-Frank
5 6 (0.96%) PMO
6 5 (0.80%) Solvency II
7 3 (0.48%) AIFMD
7 3 (0.48%) IFRS
8 2 (0.32%) Data Quality
8 2 (0.32%) GDPR
9 1 (0.16%) COREP
9 1 (0.16%) FINRA
9 1 (0.16%) ISAE 3402
9 1 (0.16%) ISO 20022
9 1 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.16%) SEPA
9 1 (0.16%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (3.04%) Docker
2 3 (0.48%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.32%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.16%) Apache Flume
4 1 (0.16%) BitLocker
4 1 (0.16%) HDFS
4 1 (0.16%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 11 (1.76%) Ansible
2 9 (1.44%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.32%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.16%) ITRS Geneos
4 1 (0.16%) logstash
4 1 (0.16%) Nagios
4 1 (0.16%) Oozie
Vendors
1 57 (9.11%) Oracle
2 45 (7.19%) Sybase
3 44 (7.03%) Fidessa
4 35 (5.59%) Microsoft
5 22 (3.51%) Bloomberg
6 17 (2.72%) Charles River
7 16 (2.56%) ION Trading
8 15 (2.40%) SimCorp
9 13 (2.08%) Reuters
10 12 (1.92%) TIBCO
11 10 (1.60%) Capita
11 10 (1.60%) Murex
12 7 (1.12%) Citrix
12 7 (1.12%) CQG
12 7 (1.12%) FIS
12 7 (1.12%) SunGard
13 6 (0.96%) Red Hat
14 5 (0.80%) Atlassian
14 5 (0.80%) OpenLink
15 4 (0.64%) Wallstreet Suite