Period
to 23 October 2019

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 23 October 2019 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
23 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 397 379 278
Rank change year-on-year -18 -101 +149
Contract jobs citing Equities 442 613 876
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.57% 0.65% 0.95%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.82% 1.98% 2.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 283 424 668
England median daily rate £625 £600 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.17% - +4.80%
10th Percentile £475 £454 £423
90th Percentile £750 £750 £725
UK median daily rate £625 £600 £575
% change year-on-year +4.17% +4.35% +4.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
England median hourly rate £73.00 - -
UK median hourly rate £73.00 - -

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 24,282 30,948 30,741
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 31.42% 32.73% 33.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 15,584 20,398 20,334
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £265 £275 £263
90th Percentile £675 £675 £650
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 948 958 925
England median hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.50% - -
10th Percentile £11.36 £12.24 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.75 £50.00 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +10.00% - -

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 23 October 2019.

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 23 October 2019. 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 -4 434 £625 +4.17% 62
South East +51 5 £550 -4.35% 1
North of England +27 2 £175 -62.16%
North West +21 2 £175 -63.16%
South West -6 1 - -
Equities
UK

For the 6 months to 23 October 2019, 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.

1 281 (63.57%) Finance
2 225 (50.90%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 209 (47.29%) Front Office
4 204 (46.15%) Java
5 181 (40.95%) Derivative
6 167 (37.78%) Agile Software Development
7 165 (37.33%) Banking
8 153 (34.62%) Fixed Income
9 116 (26.24%) JavaScript
10 114 (25.79%) SQL
11 112 (25.34%) C#
12 110 (24.89%) Asset Management
13 107 (24.21%) Python
14 105 (23.76%) Microservices
15 92 (20.81%) Analytics
15 92 (20.81%) TDD
16 86 (19.46%) OO
17 83 (18.78%) Software Engineering
18 81 (18.33%) Investment Banking
19 77 (17.42%) Greenfield Project
20 76 (17.19%) .NET
21 74 (16.74%) Hedge funds
22 72 (16.29%) AngularJS
22 72 (16.29%) SQL Server
23 70 (15.84%) Web Services
23 70 (15.84%) AWS
23 70 (15.84%) Investment Management
24 64 (14.48%) Kafka
24 64 (14.48%) Analytical Skills
24 64 (14.48%) React

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 14 (3.17%) Confluence
2 8 (1.81%) Cloud Foundry
3 5 (1.13%) Apache Spark
3 5 (1.13%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.23%) Apache
Applications
1 15 (3.39%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (1.81%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (1.58%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.90%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (0.68%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.23%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 20 (4.52%) Endur
2 15 (3.39%) FINCAD Analytics
3 7 (1.58%) Markit EDM
3 7 (1.58%) thinkFolio
4 6 (1.36%) ION MarketView
5 5 (1.13%) PolarLake
6 4 (0.90%) SimCorp Dimension
7 2 (0.45%) Eikon
8 1 (0.23%) Bloomberg AIM
8 1 (0.23%) Eagle PACE
8 1 (0.23%) LatentZero
8 1 (0.23%) LongView
8 1 (0.23%) Minerva
8 1 (0.23%) Sophis RISQUE
Cloud Services
1 70 (15.84%) AWS
2 30 (6.79%) Azure
3 28 (6.33%) GCP
4 12 (2.71%) Power Platform
5 8 (1.81%) AWS Lambda
5 8 (1.81%) Serverless
6 5 (1.13%) Amazon S3
7 4 (0.90%) Cloud Computing
7 4 (0.90%) PaaS
8 3 (0.68%) OpenShift
9 2 (0.45%) npm
9 2 (0.45%) Office 365
9 2 (0.45%) Yarn
10 1 (0.23%) Amazon ElastiCache
10 1 (0.23%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 15 (3.39%) Multicast
2 8 (1.81%) FIX Connectivity
3 5 (1.13%) TCP/IP
4 4 (0.90%) HTTP
4 4 (0.90%) Internet
5 1 (0.23%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 72 (16.29%) SQL Server
2 33 (7.47%) NoSQL
3 28 (6.33%) Amazon Athena
4 24 (5.43%) Flink
5 21 (4.75%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 20 (4.52%) Amazon Aurora
7 17 (3.85%) Relational Database
8 15 (3.39%) Data Warehouse
8 15 (3.39%) MongoDB
8 15 (3.39%) PostgreSQL
9 12 (2.71%) Power BI
10 11 (2.49%) RDBMS
11 9 (2.04%) Big Data
11 9 (2.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 9 (2.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 8 (1.81%) Apache Cassandra
12 8 (1.81%) Hadoop
13 6 (1.36%) KDB
13 6 (1.36%) QlikView
13 6 (1.36%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 34 (7.69%) RStudio
2 26 (5.88%) JIRA
3 9 (2.04%) JUnit
4 6 (1.36%) Selenium
4 6 (1.36%) SpecFlow
5 5 (1.13%) Cucumber
5 5 (1.13%) Git (software)
5 5 (1.13%) NUnit
5 5 (1.13%) TeamCity
6 4 (0.90%) Jenkins
6 4 (0.90%) Moq
6 4 (0.90%) MSTest
6 4 (0.90%) Rhino Mocks
6 4 (0.90%) WebDriver
7 3 (0.68%) Gradle
7 3 (0.68%) Maven
7 3 (0.68%) Octopus Deploy
8 2 (0.45%) Hudson
8 2 (0.45%) JMeter
8 2 (0.45%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 281 (63.57%) Finance
2 209 (47.29%) Front Office
3 165 (37.33%) Banking
4 81 (18.33%) Investment Banking
5 20 (4.52%) Back Office
6 18 (4.07%) Financial Institution
7 14 (3.17%) Retail
8 9 (2.04%) Legal
9 5 (1.13%) Prime Brokerage
10 2 (0.45%) Greek Language
11 1 (0.23%) German Language
Job Titles
1 292 (66.06%) Developer
2 147 (33.26%) Java Developer
3 114 (25.79%) Senior Developer
4 88 (19.91%) Senior Java Developer
5 82 (18.55%) Analyst
6 58 (13.12%) C# Developer
7 44 (9.95%) Business Analyst
8 30 (6.79%) Python Developer
9 29 (6.56%) Full Stack Developer
10 28 (6.33%) Front Office Developer
11 25 (5.66%) AWS Developer
12 24 (5.43%) Lead Developer
13 22 (4.98%) Quantitative Developer
14 20 (4.52%) Endur Developer
14 20 (4.52%) Front Office Business Analyst
14 20 (4.52%) OpenLink Developer
15 16 (3.62%) Senior Python Developer
15 16 (3.62%) Senior Quantitative Developer
16 14 (3.17%) Applications Support
16 14 (3.17%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 76 (17.19%) .NET
2 72 (16.29%) AngularJS
3 70 (15.84%) Web Services
4 64 (14.48%) Kafka
4 64 (14.48%) React
5 59 (13.35%) HTML
6 55 (12.44%) FIX Protocol
6 55 (12.44%) Vue.js
7 46 (10.41%) CSS
7 46 (10.41%) J2EE
8 26 (5.88%) Node.js
9 15 (3.39%) RESTful
10 14 (3.17%) REST
10 14 (3.17%) Spring
11 13 (2.94%) HTML5
11 13 (2.94%) WPF
12 12 (2.71%) J2SE
13 8 (1.81%) XML
14 7 (1.58%) Hibernate
14 7 (1.58%) SciPy
Miscellaneous
1 225 (50.90%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 181 (40.95%) Derivative
3 153 (34.62%) Fixed Income
4 77 (17.42%) Greenfield Project
5 74 (16.74%) Hedge funds
6 64 (14.48%) Analytical Skills
7 58 (13.12%) Equity Derivative
8 38 (8.60%) Data Structures
9 20 (4.52%) Algorithms
10 17 (3.85%) Exotic Derivative
11 16 (3.62%) Blog
11 16 (3.62%) Public Cloud
12 12 (2.71%) Self-Motivation
13 9 (2.04%) Credit Risk
13 9 (2.04%) Management Information System
14 8 (1.81%) Reference Data
15 7 (1.58%) OTC Derivatives
16 6 (1.36%) Equity Risk
17 4 (0.90%) SWIFT
17 4 (0.90%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 47 (10.63%) Unix
2 45 (10.18%) Linux
3 20 (4.52%) Windows
4 11 (2.49%) Solaris
5 4 (0.90%) Windows NT
6 3 (0.68%) Windows 10
6 3 (0.68%) Windows 7
6 3 (0.68%) Windows Server
7 2 (0.45%) CentOS
7 2 (0.45%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.45%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 167 (37.78%) Agile Software Development
2 110 (24.89%) Asset Management
3 105 (23.76%) Microservices
4 92 (20.81%) Analytics
4 92 (20.81%) TDD
5 86 (19.46%) OO
6 83 (18.78%) Software Engineering
7 70 (15.84%) Investment Management
8 54 (12.22%) Continuous Integration
9 53 (11.99%) Test Automation
10 47 (10.63%) OOP
11 45 (10.18%) Low Latency
12 43 (9.73%) Electronic Trading
13 41 (9.28%) Portfolio Management
14 40 (9.05%) Fund Accounting
15 38 (8.60%) Algorithmic Trading
15 38 (8.60%) Mathematics
16 36 (8.14%) Problem-Solving
16 36 (8.14%) SDLC
17 34 (7.69%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 204 (46.15%) Java
2 116 (26.24%) JavaScript
3 114 (25.79%) SQL
4 112 (25.34%) C#
5 107 (24.21%) Python
6 50 (11.31%) C++
6 50 (11.31%) R
7 21 (4.75%) Perl
8 20 (4.52%) Java 8
8 20 (4.52%) VB.NET
9 12 (2.71%) Shell Script
10 9 (2.04%) Scala
11 7 (1.58%) Kotlin
11 7 (1.58%) VBA
12 6 (1.36%) Clojure
12 6 (1.36%) PowerShell
13 5 (1.13%) ClojureScript
13 5 (1.13%) TypeScript
14 4 (0.90%) C-shell
14 4 (0.90%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 19 (4.30%) Degree
2 6 (1.36%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (0.90%) Master's Degree
4 3 (0.68%) CFA
4 3 (0.68%) HNC
4 3 (0.68%) HND
4 3 (0.68%) ISTQB
5 2 (0.45%) ISEB
6 1 (0.23%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.23%) Numerate Degree
6 1 (0.23%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.23%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (5.20%) QA
2 10 (2.26%) MiFID
3 5 (1.13%) EMIR
4 4 (0.90%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.45%) UCITS
6 1 (0.23%) Dodd-Frank
6 1 (0.23%) PMO
System Software
1 7 (1.58%) Docker
2 1 (0.23%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.23%) HDFS
2 1 (0.23%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (0.23%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 14 (3.17%) Kubernetes
2 7 (1.58%) Ansible
3 4 (0.90%) Terraform
4 3 (0.68%) Consul
5 2 (0.45%) Control-M
5 2 (0.45%) Grafana
5 2 (0.45%) ITRS Geneos
6 1 (0.23%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.23%) SCCM
Vendors
1 52 (11.76%) Microsoft
2 29 (6.56%) Oracle
3 26 (5.88%) Sybase
4 23 (5.20%) OpenLink
5 20 (4.52%) Remedy
6 19 (4.30%) Bloomberg
7 12 (2.71%) Solace
8 10 (2.26%) Charles River
9 8 (1.81%) Tableau
10 7 (1.58%) Reuters
10 7 (1.58%) Sun
11 6 (1.36%) ION Trading
11 6 (1.36%) TIBCO
12 5 (1.13%) Fidessa
13 4 (0.90%) SimCorp
14 3 (0.68%) FactSet
15 2 (0.45%) CQG
15 2 (0.45%) MapR
15 2 (0.45%) MicroStrategy
15 2 (0.45%) Sophis