Period
to 23 November 2017

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 November 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
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 287 388 327
Rank change year-on-year +101 -61 +87
Contract jobs citing Equities 860 592 753
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.91% 0.61% 0.73%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.67% 1.82% 2.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 639 381 576
England median daily rate £600 £550 £568
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% -3.08% +3.18%
10th Percentile £425 £425 £413
90th Percentile £725 £725 £725
UK median daily rate £575 £550 £550
% change year-on-year +4.55% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
England median hourly rate - - £16.50
UK median hourly rate - - £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 32178 32472 34094
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 33.93% 33.20% 32.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 21574 21411 22058
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £269 £255 £250
90th Percentile £650 £625 £625
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 931 1115 1344
England median hourly rate £20.60 £20.50 £19.09
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.49% +7.41% +6.03%
10th Percentile £11.18 £11.72 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.50 £46.43
UK median hourly rate £20.97 £20.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year +2.28% +5.13% +8.33%

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 November 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 6 months to 23 November 2017. 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 +50 848 £600 +9.09% 61
South East +3 9 £530 +57.70% 2
North of England +59 3 £525 -19.23%
North West +20 3 £525 -19.23%
Equities
UK

For the 6 months to 23 November 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.

1 390 (45.35%) Finance
2 381 (44.30%) Front Office
3 371 (43.14%) Banking
4 337 (39.19%) Java
5 310 (36.05%) SQL
6 263 (30.58%) Derivative
7 257 (29.88%) Fixed Income
8 231 (26.86%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 225 (26.16%) Agile Software Development
10 219 (25.47%) Investment Banking
11 177 (20.58%) Multithreading
12 153 (17.79%) C#
13 145 (16.86%) MiFID
14 137 (15.93%) Electronic Trading
15 124 (14.42%) SDLC
16 123 (14.30%) FIX Protocol
17 118 (13.72%) Low Latency
18 113 (13.14%) Unix
19 109 (12.67%) .NET
20 100 (11.63%) Risk Management
21 96 (11.16%) Analytical Skills
22 91 (10.58%) Linux
23 88 (10.23%) Oracle
23 88 (10.23%) Equity Derivative
24 85 (9.88%) Python
25 83 (9.65%) Relational Database
26 80 (9.30%) SQL Server
26 80 (9.30%) Sybase
27 75 (8.72%) Test Automation
28 74 (8.60%) QA

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 12 (1.40%) Apache Spark
2 10 (1.16%) IIS
3 9 (1.05%) SharePoint
4 8 (0.93%) Apache
5 6 (0.70%) Elasticsearch
5 6 (0.70%) Oracle Coherence
6 5 (0.58%) Tomcat
7 3 (0.35%) Confluence
7 3 (0.35%) JBoss
7 3 (0.35%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 3 (0.35%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (0.23%) DataSynapse
8 2 (0.23%) MQSeries
8 2 (0.23%) Oracle Workflow
9 1 (0.12%) CMS
9 1 (0.12%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 35 (4.07%) Microsoft Excel
2 15 (1.74%) Microsoft Office
3 8 (0.93%) MS Visio
3 8 (0.93%) Spreadsheet
4 4 (0.47%) Microsoft Project
5 3 (0.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 19 (2.21%) ION MarketView
2 14 (1.63%) Markit EDM
3 11 (1.28%) thinkFolio
4 9 (1.05%) SimCorp Dimension
5 7 (0.81%) Eikon
5 7 (0.81%) SunGard GMI
6 6 (0.70%) LatentZero
6 6 (0.70%) Summit
7 5 (0.58%) IntelliMatch
7 5 (0.58%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
8 4 (0.47%) Eagle PACE
8 4 (0.47%) Global One
9 3 (0.35%) SunGard Martini
10 2 (0.23%) Bloomberg TOMS
10 2 (0.23%) Oracle Cash Management
10 2 (0.23%) Salerio
11 1 (0.12%) Bloomberg AIM
11 1 (0.12%) Oracle E-Business Tax
11 1 (0.12%) Oracle FAH
11 1 (0.12%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 7 (0.81%) IaaS
1 7 (0.81%) npm
1 7 (0.81%) PaaS
1 7 (0.81%) SaaS
2 6 (0.70%) GitHub
3 4 (0.47%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (0.47%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (0.47%) OpenShift
4 3 (0.35%) Office 365
5 1 (0.12%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 22 (2.56%) FIX Connectivity
2 5 (0.58%) TCP/IP
3 4 (0.47%) PPP
4 3 (0.35%) FTP
5 2 (0.23%) VPN
6 1 (0.12%) GSM
6 1 (0.12%) Internet
6 1 (0.12%) LAN
6 1 (0.12%) Multicast
6 1 (0.12%) Skype
6 1 (0.12%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 83 (9.65%) Relational Database
2 80 (9.30%) SQL Server
3 70 (8.14%) RDBMS
4 29 (3.37%) Data Warehouse
4 29 (3.37%) KDB
5 24 (2.79%) Big Data
6 20 (2.33%) Blockchain
7 19 (2.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 19 (2.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 18 (2.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 17 (1.98%) Kdb+
10 16 (1.86%) SQL Server 2016
11 15 (1.74%) Hadoop
12 13 (1.51%) SQL Server 2008
13 12 (1.40%) Oracle Database
13 12 (1.40%) SQL Server 2012
14 11 (1.28%) DB2
15 10 (1.16%) Oracle Database 11g
15 10 (1.16%) SQL Server 2014
16 9 (1.05%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 33 (3.84%) JIRA
2 32 (3.72%) Git (software)
3 19 (2.21%) Jenkins
3 19 (2.21%) TeamCity
4 17 (1.98%) Maven
5 15 (1.74%) Visual Studio
6 14 (1.63%) Cucumber
7 12 (1.40%) Subversion
8 11 (1.28%) JUnit
9 10 (1.16%) Gradle
9 10 (1.16%) Grunt
10 9 (1.05%) Eclipse
10 9 (1.05%) webpack
11 7 (0.81%) gulp
12 6 (0.70%) Team Foundation Server
13 5 (0.58%) IntelliJ
14 4 (0.47%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 4 (0.47%) JBehave
15 3 (0.35%) Rhino Mocks
15 3 (0.35%) XMLUnit
General
1 390 (45.35%) Finance
2 381 (44.30%) Front Office
3 371 (43.14%) Banking
4 219 (25.47%) Investment Banking
5 39 (4.53%) Back Office
6 27 (3.14%) Financial Institution
7 22 (2.56%) Telecoms
8 20 (2.33%) Games
9 16 (1.86%) Prime Brokerage
10 12 (1.40%) German Language
11 9 (1.05%) Retail
12 8 (0.93%) Legal
13 6 (0.70%) French Language
13 6 (0.70%) General Ledger
14 3 (0.35%) Marketing
14 3 (0.35%) Portuguese Language
14 3 (0.35%) Spanish Language
15 2 (0.23%) International Banking
16 1 (0.12%) Corporate Banking
16 1 (0.12%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 446 (51.86%) Developer
2 264 (30.70%) Analyst
3 229 (26.63%) Java Developer
4 152 (17.67%) Business Analyst
5 108 (12.56%) C# Developer
6 105 (12.21%) Front Office Developer
7 70 (8.14%) Senior Developer
8 58 (6.74%) .NET Developer
9 55 (6.40%) C# .NET Developer
10 51 (5.93%) Banking Analyst
11 50 (5.81%) Senior Java Developer
12 42 (4.88%) SQL Developer
13 41 (4.77%) Project Manager
13 41 (4.77%) Support Analyst
14 40 (4.65%) Electronic Trading Developer
15 39 (4.53%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
16 29 (3.37%) Applications Support
17 23 (2.67%) Data Analyst
17 23 (2.67%) Test Analyst
18 22 (2.56%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 123 (14.30%) FIX Protocol
2 109 (12.67%) .NET
3 52 (6.05%) WPF
4 50 (5.81%) Spring
5 48 (5.58%) XML
6 42 (4.88%) AngularJS
7 41 (4.77%) HTML
8 40 (4.65%) JMS
9 37 (4.30%) HTML5
10 30 (3.49%) Middleware
11 28 (3.26%) JNI
12 27 (3.14%) WCF
13 26 (3.02%) REST
14 24 (2.79%) WinForms
15 23 (2.67%) CSS
16 22 (2.56%) FpML
17 21 (2.44%) ASP.NET
18 19 (2.21%) Web Services
19 17 (1.98%) XSD
20 16 (1.86%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 263 (30.58%) Derivative
2 257 (29.88%) Fixed Income
3 231 (26.86%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 96 (11.16%) Analytical Skills
5 88 (10.23%) Equity Derivative
6 60 (6.98%) Greenfield Project
7 52 (6.05%) Hedge funds
8 42 (4.88%) Computer Science
8 42 (4.88%) OTC Derivatives
9 29 (3.37%) N-Tier
10 26 (3.02%) Data Structures
10 26 (3.02%) Market Risk
11 21 (2.44%) Credit Risk
12 19 (2.21%) Reference Data
13 18 (2.09%) Algorithms
14 15 (1.74%) Fintech
15 12 (1.40%) Interest Rate Derivative
16 10 (1.16%) Credit Derivative
16 10 (1.16%) User Experience
17 9 (1.05%) Swaptions
Operating Systems
1 113 (13.14%) Unix
2 91 (10.58%) Linux
3 69 (8.02%) Windows
4 13 (1.51%) Windows Server
5 7 (0.81%) Windows 7
6 4 (0.47%) Solaris
7 3 (0.35%) Windows 10
8 2 (0.23%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.12%) Oracle Linux
9 1 (0.12%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 225 (26.16%) Agile Software Development
2 177 (20.58%) Multithreading
3 137 (15.93%) Electronic Trading
4 124 (14.42%) SDLC
5 118 (13.72%) Low Latency
6 100 (11.63%) Risk Management
7 75 (8.72%) Test Automation
8 74 (8.60%) TDD
9 70 (8.14%) Analytics
10 67 (7.79%) Business Analysis
11 66 (7.67%) Asset Management
12 55 (6.40%) Algorithmic Trading
13 53 (6.16%) OO
14 50 (5.81%) Multithreaded Programming
15 44 (5.12%) User Acceptance Testing
16 43 (5.00%) Migration
17 40 (4.65%) Investment Management
18 39 (4.53%) Stakeholder Management
19 37 (4.30%) Concurrent Programming
19 37 (4.30%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 337 (39.19%) Java
2 310 (36.05%) SQL
3 153 (17.79%) C#
4 85 (9.88%) Python
5 68 (7.91%) C++
6 48 (5.58%) Perl
7 46 (5.35%) JavaScript
8 37 (4.30%) VBA
9 31 (3.60%) T-SQL
10 24 (2.79%) C
11 20 (2.33%) Scala
12 17 (1.98%) XPath
13 15 (1.74%) Shell Script
14 13 (1.51%) PL/SQL
15 11 (1.28%) R
15 11 (1.28%) TypeScript
16 9 (1.05%) ES6
17 8 (0.93%) Ruby
17 8 (0.93%) VB
18 7 (0.81%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 69 (8.02%) Degree
2 22 (2.56%) Numerate Degree
3 12 (1.40%) Master's Degree
4 8 (0.93%) PMI Certification
5 7 (0.81%) ISEB
6 6 (0.70%) PMP
7 5 (0.58%) Computer Science Degree
7 5 (0.58%) PhD
8 4 (0.47%) ISTQB
9 2 (0.23%) ISEB Practitioner
10 1 (0.12%) CFA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 145 (16.86%) MiFID
2 74 (8.60%) QA
3 29 (3.37%) EMIR
4 13 (1.51%) Dodd-Frank
5 5 (0.58%) GDPR
6 3 (0.35%) AIFMD
6 3 (0.35%) Data Quality
6 3 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.23%) ISO 20022
7 2 (0.23%) PMO
8 1 (0.12%) COREP
8 1 (0.12%) FINRA
8 1 (0.12%) IFRS
8 1 (0.12%) SEPA
8 1 (0.12%) Solvency II
System Software
1 19 (2.21%) Docker
2 3 (0.35%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.35%) Apache Flume
2 3 (0.35%) HDFS
3 2 (0.23%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.12%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 12 (1.40%) Ansible
2 10 (1.16%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (0.58%) HP Quality Center
4 4 (0.47%) logstash
5 3 (0.35%) ITRS Geneos
5 3 (0.35%) Oozie
6 2 (0.23%) Ganglia
6 2 (0.23%) Kibana
6 2 (0.23%) Nagios
7 1 (0.12%) Control-M
Vendors
1 88 (10.23%) Oracle
2 80 (9.30%) Sybase
3 64 (7.44%) Fidessa
4 47 (5.47%) Microsoft
5 34 (3.95%) TIBCO
6 32 (3.72%) ION Trading
7 27 (3.14%) Bloomberg
8 19 (2.21%) Charles River
9 17 (1.98%) Reuters
10 15 (1.74%) DevExpress
11 14 (1.63%) Murex
12 12 (1.40%) IBM
12 12 (1.40%) SimCorp
13 11 (1.28%) CQG
14 10 (1.16%) Informatica
14 10 (1.16%) SunGard
15 7 (0.81%) Calypso
15 7 (0.81%) FIS
16 6 (0.70%) Citrix
16 6 (0.70%) Solace