Period
to 18 October 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 18 October 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
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 382 276 429
Rank change year-on-year -106 +153 -65
Contract jobs citing Equities 604 856 534
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.64% 0.94% 0.54%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.86% 2.70% 1.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 413 653 332
England median daily rate £600 £600 £575
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.35% +4.55%
10th Percentile £453 £425 £425
90th Percentile £750 £725 £725
UK median daily rate £600 £575 £574
% change year-on-year +4.35% +0.22% +4.32%
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 32,506 31,655 33,887
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 34.50% 34.64% 34.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 21,590 21,011 22,308
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
10th Percentile £281 £266 £254
90th Percentile £675 £650 £625
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 990 965 1,145
England median hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.50% - +8.11%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.17 £11.31
90th Percentile £51.00 £48.75 £46.96
UK median hourly rate £21.18 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +5.90% - +7.99%

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 18 October 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 18 October 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 -68 593 £600 - 90
East of England - 4 £468 -
North of England - 4 £463 -
South East -15 2 £575 +10.58% 3
Yorkshire - 2 £450 -
North West - 2 £475 -
South West - 1 £525 -
Equities
UK

For the 6 months to 18 October 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.

1 301 (49.83%) Front Office
2 283 (46.85%) Finance
3 258 (42.72%) Java
4 238 (39.40%) Fixed Income
5 229 (37.91%) Agile Software Development
6 212 (35.10%) Derivative
7 202 (33.44%) Banking
8 196 (32.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 140 (23.18%) SQL
10 137 (22.68%) C#
11 132 (21.85%) Multithreading
12 124 (20.53%) Asset Management
13 117 (19.37%) Low Latency
14 94 (15.56%) Investment Banking
15 88 (14.57%) TDD
16 85 (14.07%) .NET
17 80 (13.25%) FIX Protocol
18 79 (13.08%) SQL Server
19 73 (12.09%) Algorithmic Trading
20 71 (11.75%) Problem-Solving
21 69 (11.42%) Analytics
22 68 (11.26%) Python
23 66 (10.93%) Linux
24 62 (10.26%) Electronic Trading
24 62 (10.26%) Amazon AWS
25 61 (10.10%) Analytical Skills
26 60 (9.93%) JavaScript
27 57 (9.44%) Equity Derivative
28 56 (9.27%) Continuous Integration
29 55 (9.11%) HTML

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 17 (2.81%) Confluence
2 14 (2.32%) Mule
3 9 (1.49%) Apache
4 8 (1.32%) Elasticsearch
4 8 (1.32%) WebLogic
4 8 (1.32%) WordPress
5 6 (0.99%) Apache Spark
5 6 (0.99%) JBoss
6 3 (0.50%) GlassFish
6 3 (0.50%) Oracle Coherence
6 3 (0.50%) SharePoint
6 3 (0.50%) WebSphere
6 3 (0.50%) WebSphere Application Server
7 2 (0.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (0.33%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.17%) GemFire
8 1 (0.17%) JCAPS
8 1 (0.17%) Mule ESB
8 1 (0.17%) nginx
Applications
1 24 (3.97%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (1.49%) Microsoft Office
3 8 (1.32%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.50%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.33%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.17%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.17%) InVision
6 1 (0.17%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 26 (4.30%) thinkFolio
2 17 (2.81%) Markit EDM
3 12 (1.99%) Bloomberg AIM
4 11 (1.82%) PolarLake
5 7 (1.16%) ION MarketView
6 6 (0.99%) Eagle PACE
6 6 (0.99%) LatentZero
7 5 (0.83%) Front Arena
8 4 (0.66%) Eikon
9 3 (0.50%) IntelliMatch
9 3 (0.50%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 2 (0.33%) Dynamics CRM
10 2 (0.33%) SimCorp Dimension
11 1 (0.17%) Endur
11 1 (0.17%) Minerva
11 1 (0.17%) Oracle Cash Management
11 1 (0.17%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
11 1 (0.17%) Tesseract
Cloud Services
1 62 (10.26%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (0.99%) AWS Lambda
2 6 (0.99%) Serverless
3 5 (0.83%) Amazon S3
4 4 (0.66%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (0.66%) npm
4 4 (0.66%) SaaS
4 4 (0.66%) Yarn
5 3 (0.50%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 3 (0.50%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (0.50%) CloudFront
5 3 (0.50%) GitHub
5 3 (0.50%) Route 53
5 3 (0.50%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 2 (0.33%) Amazon EMR
6 2 (0.33%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.17%) Adobe Creative Cloud
7 1 (0.17%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.17%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (0.17%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 11 (1.82%) FIX Connectivity
2 5 (0.83%) LAN
2 5 (0.83%) WAN
3 4 (0.66%) MPLS
3 4 (0.66%) Network Security
3 4 (0.66%) VPN
4 3 (0.50%) DHCP
4 3 (0.50%) DNS
4 3 (0.50%) Firewall
4 3 (0.50%) VLAN
5 2 (0.33%) DMZ
5 2 (0.33%) Unified Communications
6 1 (0.17%) DWDM
6 1 (0.17%) FTP
6 1 (0.17%) InfiniBand
6 1 (0.17%) Internet
6 1 (0.17%) Intranet
6 1 (0.17%) Kerberos
6 1 (0.17%) Multicast
6 1 (0.17%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 79 (13.08%) SQL Server
2 30 (4.97%) Relational Database
3 20 (3.31%) NoSQL
4 18 (2.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 16 (2.65%) Data Warehouse
6 15 (2.48%) RDBMS
6 15 (2.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 14 (2.32%) Big Data
8 12 (1.99%) KDB
9 9 (1.49%) QlikView
10 8 (1.32%) Kdb+
10 8 (1.32%) PostgreSQL
10 8 (1.32%) SQL Server 2012
11 7 (1.16%) SQL Server 2014
12 6 (0.99%) MySQL
12 6 (0.99%) SQL Server 2016
13 5 (0.83%) Amazon RDS
13 5 (0.83%) Apache Cassandra
13 5 (0.83%) Hadoop
13 5 (0.83%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 47 (7.78%) JIRA
2 36 (5.96%) Jenkins
3 34 (5.63%) TeamCity
4 30 (4.97%) Git (software)
5 26 (4.30%) SpecFlow
6 24 (3.97%) Octopus Deploy
7 23 (3.81%) Maven
8 19 (3.15%) MSBuild
9 14 (2.32%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 14 (2.32%) JUnit
10 11 (1.82%) gulp
11 10 (1.66%) Hudson
11 10 (1.66%) Selenium
12 9 (1.49%) NUnit
12 9 (1.49%) Sonatype Nexus
13 8 (1.32%) PhpStorm
14 7 (1.16%) Visual Studio Team System
15 6 (0.99%) Moq
15 6 (0.99%) Team Foundation Server
16 5 (0.83%) Vagrant
General
1 301 (49.83%) Front Office
2 283 (46.85%) Finance
3 202 (33.44%) Banking
4 94 (15.56%) Investment Banking
5 43 (7.12%) Back Office
6 41 (6.79%) Financial Institution
7 33 (5.46%) Retail
8 5 (0.83%) Advertising
9 4 (0.66%) Legal
10 3 (0.50%) Prime Brokerage
11 2 (0.33%) Marketing
12 1 (0.17%) Corporate Banking
12 1 (0.17%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 381 (63.08%) Developer
2 186 (30.79%) Java Developer
3 112 (18.54%) Analyst
4 91 (15.07%) C# Developer
5 70 (11.59%) Front Office Developer
6 60 (9.93%) Senior Developer
7 56 (9.27%) Business Analyst
8 32 (5.30%) .NET Developer
9 28 (4.64%) Senior Java Developer
10 25 (4.14%) C# .NET Developer
10 25 (4.14%) Senior C# Developer
11 24 (3.97%) Electronic Trading Developer
11 24 (3.97%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
12 22 (3.64%) Data Analyst
13 21 (3.48%) Integration Developer
13 21 (3.48%) SQL Analyst
14 20 (3.31%) Asset Management Analyst
15 19 (3.15%) Project Manager
15 19 (3.15%) Support Analyst
16 18 (2.98%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 85 (14.07%) .NET
2 80 (13.25%) FIX Protocol
3 55 (9.11%) HTML
4 53 (8.77%) Middleware
5 51 (8.44%) Web Services
6 49 (8.11%) Spring
7 38 (6.29%) HTML5
7 38 (6.29%) WPF
8 32 (5.30%) JMS
9 31 (5.13%) AngularJS
10 27 (4.47%) XML
11 26 (4.30%) React
12 25 (4.14%) ASP.NET
13 23 (3.81%) WCF
13 23 (3.81%) WinForms
14 22 (3.64%) CSS
15 20 (3.31%) Spring Integration
16 19 (3.15%) Kafka
17 17 (2.81%) ActiveMQ
17 17 (2.81%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 238 (39.40%) Fixed Income
2 212 (35.10%) Derivative
3 196 (32.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 61 (10.10%) Analytical Skills
5 57 (9.44%) Equity Derivative
6 47 (7.78%) Greenfield Project
7 30 (4.97%) Hedge funds
8 27 (4.47%) Computer Science
9 26 (4.30%) Exotic Derivative
10 20 (3.31%) Enterprise Software
10 20 (3.31%) Fintech
11 19 (3.15%) Data Structures
12 16 (2.65%) Algorithms
12 16 (2.65%) OTC Derivatives
12 16 (2.65%) User Experience
13 12 (1.99%) Equity Risk
14 10 (1.66%) Management Information System
14 10 (1.66%) Market Risk
15 9 (1.49%) Self-Motivation
16 8 (1.32%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 66 (10.93%) Linux
2 51 (8.44%) Unix
3 29 (4.80%) Windows
4 10 (1.66%) Android
4 10 (1.66%) Apple iOS
5 8 (1.32%) Solaris
6 3 (0.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (0.50%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.17%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 229 (37.91%) Agile Software Development
2 132 (21.85%) Multithreading
3 124 (20.53%) Asset Management
4 117 (19.37%) Low Latency
5 88 (14.57%) TDD
6 73 (12.09%) Algorithmic Trading
7 71 (11.75%) Problem-Solving
8 69 (11.42%) Analytics
9 62 (10.26%) Electronic Trading
10 56 (9.27%) Continuous Integration
11 47 (7.78%) Test Automation
12 45 (7.45%) OO
12 45 (7.45%) Risk Management
12 45 (7.45%) Software Engineering
13 41 (6.79%) Unit Testing
14 39 (6.46%) BDD
14 39 (6.46%) SDLC
15 38 (6.29%) DevOps
16 32 (5.30%) Automated Trading
16 32 (5.30%) Portfolio Management
Programming Languages
1 258 (42.72%) Java
2 140 (23.18%) SQL
3 137 (22.68%) C#
4 68 (11.26%) Python
5 60 (9.93%) JavaScript
6 44 (7.28%) C++
7 38 (6.29%) Java 8
8 28 (4.64%) Scala
9 24 (3.97%) Perl
10 21 (3.48%) PowerShell
11 20 (3.31%) VBA
12 18 (2.98%) Shell Script
13 16 (2.65%) TypeScript
14 13 (2.15%) Bash Shell
15 10 (1.66%) C
15 10 (1.66%) PHP
15 10 (1.66%) R
16 5 (0.83%) ES6
16 5 (0.83%) PL/SQL
17 3 (0.50%) XPath
Qualifications
1 39 (6.46%) Degree
2 6 (0.99%) ISEB
3 5 (0.83%) Computer Science Degree
4 4 (0.66%) Numerate Degree
4 4 (0.66%) PMI Certification
5 3 (0.50%) OCPJP
5 3 (0.50%) Sun Certification
6 2 (0.33%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.17%) CCNP
7 1 (0.17%) CFA
7 1 (0.17%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.17%) Master's Degree
7 1 (0.17%) MBA
7 1 (0.17%) PhD
7 1 (0.17%) Six Sigma Black Belt
7 1 (0.17%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (5.63%) QA
2 27 (4.47%) MiFID
3 5 (0.83%) EMIR
4 4 (0.66%) Data Quality
4 4 (0.66%) SLA
5 1 (0.17%) GDPR
5 1 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.17%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.17%) PMO
5 1 (0.17%) Solvency II
5 1 (0.17%) UCITS
System Software
1 34 (5.63%) Docker
2 2 (0.33%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.17%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 1 (0.17%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 20 (3.31%) Ansible
2 10 (1.66%) Kubernetes
3 6 (0.99%) HP Quality Center
3 6 (0.99%) Terraform
4 4 (0.66%) Control-M
5 3 (0.50%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.17%) CA Service Virtualization
6 1 (0.17%) CA Single Sign-On
6 1 (0.17%) HP ALM
6 1 (0.17%) HP Fortify
6 1 (0.17%) ITRS Geneos
6 1 (0.17%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 40 (6.62%) Bloomberg
2 39 (6.46%) Oracle
3 34 (5.63%) Microsoft
4 32 (5.30%) TIBCO
5 26 (4.30%) Charles River
5 26 (4.30%) Sybase
6 19 (3.15%) Reuters
7 14 (2.32%) Tableau
8 9 (1.49%) Calypso
9 8 (1.32%) IBM
9 8 (1.32%) Murex
9 8 (1.32%) SimCorp
9 8 (1.32%) Sun
10 7 (1.16%) FactSet
10 7 (1.16%) ION Trading
11 6 (0.99%) FXall
12 5 (0.83%) Cadence
12 5 (0.83%) Dynatrace
12 5 (0.83%) New Relic
13 4 (0.66%) OpenLink