Period
to 17 July 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 17 July 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
17 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 477 423 275
Rank change year-on-year -54 -148 +149
Contract jobs citing Equities 364 523 809
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.43% 0.55% 0.92%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.32% 1.69% 2.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 262 359 627
England median daily rate £625 £625 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.17% +9.09%
10th Percentile £450 £450 £425
90th Percentile £750 £776 £725
UK median daily rate £625 £610 £575
% change year-on-year +2.46% +6.09% +4.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
England median hourly rate - - -
UK 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 England with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 27,500 30,862 29,133
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 32.51% 32.64% 33.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 17,931 20,119 18,939
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £281 £275 £263
90th Percentile £675 £675 £638
UK median daily rate £475 £460 £450
% change year-on-year +3.26% +2.22% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 953 993 1,010
England median hourly rate £20.75 £22.42 £19.66
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.45% +14.04% -1.70%
10th Percentile £11.76 £11.90 £11.25
90th Percentile £52.90 £51.25 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £20.50 £21.63 £20.00
% change year-on-year -5.20% +8.13% -4.37%

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 17 July 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 17 July 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 -49 354 £625 - 59
South East +37 5 £550 -4.35% 1
North of England +31 5 £183 -59.44% 1
North West - 5 £183 - 1
South West - 1 £450 -
Equities
UK

For the 6 months to 17 July 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.

1 181 (49.73%) Finance
2 176 (48.35%) Front Office
3 155 (42.58%) Java
4 149 (40.93%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 149 (40.93%) Banking
5 130 (35.71%) Derivative
6 113 (31.04%) Fixed Income
7 105 (28.85%) Agile Software Development
8 70 (19.23%) C#
9 65 (17.86%) SQL
10 64 (17.58%) Investment Banking
11 59 (16.21%) Multithreading
12 57 (15.66%) TDD
12 57 (15.66%) Asset Management
12 57 (15.66%) Greenfield Project
13 56 (15.38%) JavaScript
13 56 (15.38%) Analytics
14 51 (14.01%) .NET
14 51 (14.01%) Unix
14 51 (14.01%) FIX Protocol
15 50 (13.74%) Equity Derivative
16 49 (13.46%) Linux
17 48 (13.19%) SQL Server
18 47 (12.91%) SDLC
19 42 (11.54%) HTML
19 42 (11.54%) Python
19 42 (11.54%) Analytical Skills
20 39 (10.71%) Low Latency
20 39 (10.71%) OO
21 37 (10.16%) Hedge funds

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 13 (3.57%) Confluence
2 7 (1.92%) Elasticsearch
3 6 (1.65%) Apache
4 5 (1.37%) WordPress
5 3 (0.82%) Cloud Foundry
6 2 (0.55%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.27%) CMS
7 1 (0.27%) GemFire
7 1 (0.27%) Oracle Coherence
7 1 (0.27%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 10 (2.75%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (2.47%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.55%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 20 (5.49%) Endur
2 7 (1.92%) ION MarketView
3 5 (1.37%) Eikon
4 3 (0.82%) SimCorp Dimension
5 2 (0.55%) Global One
6 1 (0.27%) Markit EDM
6 1 (0.27%) Sophis RISQUE
6 1 (0.27%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 24 (6.59%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (3.02%) Power Platform
3 6 (1.65%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.55%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.55%) Google Cloud Platform
4 2 (0.55%) npm
4 2 (0.55%) Yarn
5 1 (0.27%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 1 (0.27%) AWS Lambda
5 1 (0.27%) OpenShift
5 1 (0.27%) PaaS
5 1 (0.27%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.10%) LAN
1 4 (1.10%) Unified Communications
1 4 (1.10%) WAN
2 3 (0.82%) FIX Connectivity
2 3 (0.82%) HTTP
3 2 (0.55%) TCP/IP
3 2 (0.55%) VSAN
4 1 (0.27%) Firewall
4 1 (0.27%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (13.19%) SQL Server
2 17 (4.67%) Relational Database
3 12 (3.30%) MongoDB
4 11 (3.02%) Power BI
4 11 (3.02%) RDBMS
5 10 (2.75%) NoSQL
6 9 (2.47%) KDB
6 9 (2.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 8 (2.20%) Apache Cassandra
7 8 (2.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 7 (1.92%) Big Data
8 7 (1.92%) Data Warehouse
9 6 (1.65%) Hadoop
9 6 (1.65%) PostgreSQL
10 4 (1.10%) DB2
10 4 (1.10%) Kdb+
10 4 (1.10%) SQL Server 2014
11 3 (0.82%) MySQL
12 2 (0.55%) QlikView
12 2 (0.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 27 (7.42%) JIRA
2 11 (3.02%) Jenkins
2 11 (3.02%) JUnit
3 9 (2.47%) Git (software)
4 6 (1.65%) Maven
4 6 (1.65%) Sonatype Nexus
5 5 (1.37%) gulp
5 5 (1.37%) NUnit
5 5 (1.37%) PhpStorm
5 5 (1.37%) SpecFlow
6 4 (1.10%) Gradle
6 4 (1.10%) Moq
6 4 (1.10%) MSTest
6 4 (1.10%) Rhino Mocks
6 4 (1.10%) TeamCity
7 3 (0.82%) ClearCase
7 3 (0.82%) Cucumber
7 3 (0.82%) Hudson
7 3 (0.82%) RStudio
7 3 (0.82%) Selenium
General
1 181 (49.73%) Finance
2 176 (48.35%) Front Office
3 149 (40.93%) Banking
4 64 (17.58%) Investment Banking
5 21 (5.77%) Financial Institution
6 17 (4.67%) Back Office
7 16 (4.40%) Legal
8 9 (2.47%) Retail
9 3 (0.82%) Greek Language
10 1 (0.27%) Marketing
10 1 (0.27%) Prime Brokerage
10 1 (0.27%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 227 (62.36%) Developer
2 125 (34.34%) Java Developer
3 84 (23.08%) Analyst
4 55 (15.11%) Business Analyst
5 50 (13.74%) Senior Developer
6 45 (12.36%) Senior Java Developer
7 38 (10.44%) C# Developer
8 34 (9.34%) Front Office Developer
9 20 (5.49%) Endur Developer
9 20 (5.49%) Lead Developer
9 20 (5.49%) OpenLink Developer
10 16 (4.40%) React Developer
11 15 (4.12%) Front Office Business Analyst
12 12 (3.30%) C++ Developer
12 12 (3.30%) Charles River Analyst
12 12 (3.30%) Full Stack Developer
13 11 (3.02%) Architect
13 11 (3.02%) Charles River Business Analyst
13 11 (3.02%) Investment Banking Java Developer
13 11 (3.02%) Lead Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (14.01%) .NET
1 51 (14.01%) FIX Protocol
2 42 (11.54%) HTML
3 34 (9.34%) CSS
4 32 (8.79%) React
5 28 (7.69%) AngularJS
6 26 (7.14%) Kafka
7 16 (4.40%) Web Services
7 16 (4.40%) WPF
8 15 (4.12%) HTML5
8 15 (4.12%) Spring
9 14 (3.85%) Vue.js
10 13 (3.57%) J2SE
10 13 (3.57%) Node.js
11 12 (3.30%) J2EE
11 12 (3.30%) REST
12 9 (2.47%) Middleware
12 9 (2.47%) XML
13 8 (2.20%) RESTful
13 8 (2.20%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 149 (40.93%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 130 (35.71%) Derivative
3 113 (31.04%) Fixed Income
4 57 (15.66%) Greenfield Project
5 50 (13.74%) Equity Derivative
6 42 (11.54%) Analytical Skills
7 37 (10.16%) Hedge funds
8 30 (8.24%) Data Structures
9 20 (5.49%) Algorithms
10 16 (4.40%) Data Protection Act
11 13 (3.57%) Exotic Derivative
12 11 (3.02%) OTC Derivatives
13 10 (2.75%) Management Information System
13 10 (2.75%) Self-Motivation
14 9 (2.47%) Credit Risk
15 8 (2.20%) Equity Risk
16 5 (1.37%) SWIFT
17 4 (1.10%) Market Risk
17 4 (1.10%) PMI
17 4 (1.10%) Swaptions
Operating Systems
1 51 (14.01%) Unix
2 49 (13.46%) Linux
3 16 (4.40%) Windows
4 9 (2.47%) Solaris
5 4 (1.10%) Windows 7
6 2 (0.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (0.55%) Windows NT
6 2 (0.55%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.27%) CentOS
7 1 (0.27%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.27%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.27%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 105 (28.85%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (16.21%) Multithreading
3 57 (15.66%) Asset Management
3 57 (15.66%) TDD
4 56 (15.38%) Analytics
5 47 (12.91%) SDLC
6 39 (10.71%) Low Latency
6 39 (10.71%) OO
7 36 (9.89%) Software Engineering
8 34 (9.34%) Test Automation
9 32 (8.79%) Electronic Trading
9 32 (8.79%) Investment Management
9 32 (8.79%) Microservices
10 31 (8.52%) Continuous Integration
10 31 (8.52%) Unit Testing
11 29 (7.97%) Problem-Solving
12 28 (7.69%) Algorithmic Trading
13 27 (7.42%) Business Analysis
13 27 (7.42%) Concurrent Programming
14 26 (7.14%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 155 (42.58%) Java
2 70 (19.23%) C#
3 65 (17.86%) SQL
4 56 (15.38%) JavaScript
5 42 (11.54%) Python
6 29 (7.97%) C++
7 25 (6.87%) Perl
8 20 (5.49%) VB.NET
9 17 (4.67%) Java 8
10 13 (3.57%) Shell Script
11 9 (2.47%) Scala
12 7 (1.92%) C
12 7 (1.92%) PHP
13 5 (1.37%) Kotlin
14 4 (1.10%) AWK
14 4 (1.10%) Bash Shell
14 4 (1.10%) Clojure
14 4 (1.10%) C-shell
14 4 (1.10%) T-SQL
14 4 (1.10%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 14 (3.85%) Degree
2 6 (1.65%) PMI Certification
3 5 (1.37%) Computer Science Degree
4 4 (1.10%) Master's Degree
5 3 (0.82%) HNC
5 3 (0.82%) HND
6 2 (0.55%) CISSP
6 2 (0.55%) ISEB
6 2 (0.55%) PMP
7 1 (0.27%) CFA
7 1 (0.27%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.27%) MBA
7 1 (0.27%) Numerate Degree
7 1 (0.27%) SAFe Agilist
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (6.32%) QA
2 12 (3.30%) MiFID
3 5 (1.37%) UCITS
4 4 (1.10%) EMIR
5 3 (0.82%) AIFMD
6 1 (0.27%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 5 (1.37%) Docker
2 4 (1.10%) Virtual Desktop
3 2 (0.55%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.55%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 13 (3.57%) Ansible
2 9 (2.47%) Kubernetes
3 3 (0.82%) Grafana
4 2 (0.55%) Consul
4 2 (0.55%) HP SIM
4 2 (0.55%) Puppet
4 2 (0.55%) Terraform
5 1 (0.27%) Automic
5 1 (0.27%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.27%) SCCM
Vendors
1 27 (7.42%) Oracle
2 25 (6.87%) Microsoft
3 23 (6.32%) OpenLink
4 18 (4.95%) Sybase
5 17 (4.67%) Charles River
6 13 (3.57%) Bloomberg
7 8 (2.20%) Fidessa
7 8 (2.20%) Reuters
8 7 (1.92%) ION Trading
9 6 (1.65%) TIBCO
10 5 (1.37%) FactSet
10 5 (1.37%) Sun
11 4 (1.10%) CQG
11 4 (1.10%) GoldenSource
11 4 (1.10%) SimCorp
11 4 (1.10%) Tableau
12 3 (0.82%) MapR
12 3 (0.82%) Red Hat
13 2 (0.55%) 3PAR
13 2 (0.55%) StreamBase