Period
to 18 December 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 December 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 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 390 311 378
Rank change year-on-year -79 +67 -56
Contract jobs citing Equities 607 800 590
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.63% 0.84% 0.62%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.89% 2.49% 1.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 420 595 384
England median daily rate £625 £600 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.17% +9.09% -4.35%
10th Percentile £461 £413 £425
90th Percentile £763 £733 £725
UK median daily rate £615 £575 £550
% change year-on-year +6.96% +4.55% -3.51%
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 32,104 32,144 31,342
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 33.47% 33.81% 33.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 21,434 21,596 20,544
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £285 £263 £250
90th Percentile £663 £653 £625
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 950 915 1,104
England median hourly rate £20.25 £20.66 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.98% +3.28% +5.10%
10th Percentile £12.24 £11.25 £11.32
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.83 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £20.25 £20.97 £20.00
% change year-on-year -3.45% +4.84% +5.10%

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 December 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 December 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 -55 596 £625 +4.17% 64
North West -4 5 £338 -35.71%
North of England -9 5 £338 -35.71%
East of England - 4 £468 -
South East -19 1 - -
South West - 1 £525 -
Equities
UK

For the 6 months to 18 December 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.

1 303 (49.92%) Front Office
2 274 (45.14%) Finance
3 257 (42.34%) Java
4 225 (37.07%) Fixed Income
5 223 (36.74%) Agile Software Development
5 223 (36.74%) Banking
6 189 (31.14%) Derivative
7 169 (27.84%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 152 (25.04%) SQL
9 135 (22.24%) Multithreading
10 123 (20.26%) Asset Management
11 116 (19.11%) C#
12 103 (16.97%) Low Latency
13 102 (16.80%) Investment Banking
14 96 (15.82%) SQL Server
15 90 (14.83%) Analytics
16 81 (13.34%) Problem-Solving
17 80 (13.18%) FIX Protocol
18 79 (13.01%) TDD
19 68 (11.20%) Python
20 67 (11.04%) Amazon AWS
21 65 (10.71%) Algorithmic Trading
22 63 (10.38%) .NET
22 63 (10.38%) Analytical Skills
23 61 (10.05%) Web Services
24 60 (9.88%) Linux
24 60 (9.88%) Equity Derivative
24 60 (9.88%) Greenfield Project
25 58 (9.56%) Electronic Trading
26 54 (8.90%) JavaScript

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 (2.31%) Confluence
2 10 (1.65%) Mule
3 9 (1.48%) Apache
3 9 (1.48%) JBoss
4 8 (1.32%) WebLogic
5 7 (1.15%) Elasticsearch
5 7 (1.15%) WordPress
6 6 (0.99%) Apache Spark
7 5 (0.82%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 3 (0.49%) Oracle Coherence
9 2 (0.33%) nginx
10 1 (0.16%) GemFire
10 1 (0.16%) GlassFish
10 1 (0.16%) Jupyter
10 1 (0.16%) SharePoint
10 1 (0.16%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.16%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.16%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 32 (5.27%) Microsoft Excel
2 17 (2.80%) Microsoft Office
3 10 (1.65%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 9 (1.48%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.82%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (0.66%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 21 (3.46%) thinkFolio
2 16 (2.64%) Markit EDM
3 10 (1.65%) Bloomberg AIM
4 9 (1.48%) PolarLake
5 7 (1.15%) Eikon
6 5 (0.82%) IntelliMatch
7 4 (0.66%) ION MarketView
7 4 (0.66%) LatentZero
8 3 (0.49%) SimCorp Dimension
9 2 (0.33%) Dynamics CRM
9 2 (0.33%) Eagle PACE
9 2 (0.33%) Oracle Cash Management
9 2 (0.33%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 1 (0.16%) Endur
10 1 (0.16%) Front Arena
10 1 (0.16%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
Cloud Services
1 67 (11.04%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (1.81%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (1.32%) AWS Lambda
3 8 (1.32%) Serverless
4 7 (1.15%) Amazon S3
5 5 (0.82%) Amazon EC2
5 5 (0.82%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
5 5 (0.82%) Google Cloud Platform
5 5 (0.82%) npm
5 5 (0.82%) Yarn
6 4 (0.66%) SaaS
7 2 (0.33%) Amazon EMR
8 1 (0.16%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.16%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.16%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (0.99%) FIX Connectivity
2 2 (0.33%) DMZ
3 1 (0.16%) DSL
3 1 (0.16%) Kerberos
3 1 (0.16%) LAN
3 1 (0.16%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.16%) Unified Communications
3 1 (0.16%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 96 (15.82%) SQL Server
2 27 (4.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 26 (4.28%) Relational Database
3 26 (4.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 19 (3.13%) NoSQL
5 18 (2.97%) QlikView
6 15 (2.47%) Data Warehouse
6 15 (2.47%) KDB
7 13 (2.14%) Big Data
8 12 (1.98%) Kdb+
9 10 (1.65%) MySQL
10 9 (1.48%) RDBMS
11 8 (1.32%) SQL Server 2014
12 7 (1.15%) Amazon RDS
12 7 (1.15%) Amazon Redshift
12 7 (1.15%) Oracle Database
12 7 (1.15%) PostgreSQL
12 7 (1.15%) Tick Data
13 6 (0.99%) DB2
14 5 (0.82%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 44 (7.25%) JIRA
2 29 (4.78%) TeamCity
3 27 (4.45%) Jenkins
4 25 (4.12%) Git (software)
5 24 (3.95%) Maven
6 20 (3.29%) Octopus Deploy
7 17 (2.80%) MSBuild
7 17 (2.80%) SpecFlow
8 14 (2.31%) JUnit
9 10 (1.65%) Hudson
10 9 (1.48%) gulp
11 8 (1.32%) Sonatype Nexus
11 8 (1.32%) Team Foundation Server
12 7 (1.15%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 7 (1.15%) PhpStorm
13 5 (0.82%) Vagrant
14 4 (0.66%) Moq
14 4 (0.66%) NUnit
14 4 (0.66%) Subversion
14 4 (0.66%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 303 (49.92%) Front Office
2 274 (45.14%) Finance
3 223 (36.74%) Banking
4 102 (16.80%) Investment Banking
5 51 (8.40%) Back Office
6 33 (5.44%) Financial Institution
7 22 (3.62%) Retail
8 7 (1.15%) Advertising
9 3 (0.49%) Legal
9 3 (0.49%) Prime Brokerage
10 1 (0.16%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 363 (59.80%) Developer
2 178 (29.32%) Java Developer
3 121 (19.93%) Analyst
4 72 (11.86%) Front Office Developer
5 70 (11.53%) C# Developer
6 58 (9.56%) Business Analyst
7 56 (9.23%) Senior Developer
8 29 (4.78%) SQL Analyst
9 28 (4.61%) Data Analyst
10 24 (3.95%) .NET Developer
10 24 (3.95%) Senior Java Developer
11 23 (3.79%) Project Manager
11 23 (3.79%) Senior C# Developer
11 23 (3.79%) SQL Data Analyst
12 20 (3.29%) Software Engineer
13 18 (2.97%) Architect
13 18 (2.97%) C++ Developer
14 17 (2.80%) C# .NET Developer
14 17 (2.80%) Support Analyst
15 16 (2.64%) Asset Management Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 80 (13.18%) FIX Protocol
2 63 (10.38%) .NET
3 61 (10.05%) Web Services
4 50 (8.24%) HTML
5 37 (6.10%) Middleware
5 37 (6.10%) Spring
6 35 (5.77%) React
7 33 (5.44%) HTML5
8 26 (4.28%) AngularJS
9 25 (4.12%) CSS
10 24 (3.95%) JMS
11 23 (3.79%) ASP.NET
11 23 (3.79%) WPF
11 23 (3.79%) XML
12 22 (3.62%) Kafka
13 19 (3.13%) WCF
14 18 (2.97%) ActiveMQ
15 15 (2.47%) Spring Integration
16 14 (2.31%) jQuery
16 14 (2.31%) Rendezvous
Miscellaneous
1 225 (37.07%) Fixed Income
2 189 (31.14%) Derivative
3 169 (27.84%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 63 (10.38%) Analytical Skills
5 60 (9.88%) Equity Derivative
5 60 (9.88%) Greenfield Project
6 34 (5.60%) Hedge funds
7 21 (3.46%) Fintech
8 20 (3.29%) Data Structures
8 20 (3.29%) OTC Derivatives
9 19 (3.13%) Exotic Derivative
10 17 (2.80%) User Experience
11 16 (2.64%) Equity Risk
12 15 (2.47%) Enterprise Software
13 14 (2.31%) Management Information System
14 13 (2.14%) Algorithms
14 13 (2.14%) Self-Motivation
15 10 (1.65%) Market Risk
16 6 (0.99%) Mobile App
16 6 (0.99%) Podcast
Operating Systems
1 60 (9.88%) Linux
2 45 (7.41%) Unix
3 35 (5.77%) Windows
4 10 (1.65%) Android
4 10 (1.65%) Apple iOS
5 9 (1.48%) Solaris
6 2 (0.33%) Oracle Linux
6 2 (0.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 223 (36.74%) Agile Software Development
2 135 (22.24%) Multithreading
3 123 (20.26%) Asset Management
4 103 (16.97%) Low Latency
5 90 (14.83%) Analytics
6 81 (13.34%) Problem-Solving
7 79 (13.01%) TDD
8 65 (10.71%) Algorithmic Trading
9 58 (9.56%) Electronic Trading
10 45 (7.41%) Continuous Integration
11 44 (7.25%) OO
11 44 (7.25%) Risk Management
12 42 (6.92%) Software Engineering
13 39 (6.43%) Data Analysis
14 36 (5.93%) DevOps
14 36 (5.93%) SDLC
15 35 (5.77%) BDD
16 33 (5.44%) Portfolio Management
16 33 (5.44%) Unit Testing
17 32 (5.27%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 257 (42.34%) Java
2 152 (25.04%) SQL
3 116 (19.11%) C#
4 68 (11.20%) Python
5 54 (8.90%) JavaScript
6 50 (8.24%) C++
7 37 (6.10%) Java 8
8 30 (4.94%) VBA
9 24 (3.95%) Scala
10 19 (3.13%) PowerShell
11 18 (2.97%) Perl
12 16 (2.64%) TypeScript
13 11 (1.81%) C
14 10 (1.65%) PHP
14 10 (1.65%) Shell Script
15 9 (1.48%) R
16 8 (1.32%) PL/SQL
17 6 (0.99%) ES6
18 5 (0.82%) Bash Shell
18 5 (0.82%) VB
Qualifications
1 38 (6.26%) Degree
2 7 (1.15%) Computer Science Degree
3 5 (0.82%) PMI Certification
4 4 (0.66%) CFA
4 4 (0.66%) ISEB
4 4 (0.66%) Numerate Degree
5 3 (0.49%) Master's Degree
6 2 (0.33%) ISTQB
6 2 (0.33%) MBA
6 2 (0.33%) PhD
6 2 (0.33%) PMP
6 2 (0.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (0.16%) CISA
7 1 (0.16%) OCPJP
7 1 (0.16%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (4.12%) MiFID
2 22 (3.62%) QA
3 5 (0.82%) EMIR
4 4 (0.66%) Data Quality
4 4 (0.66%) PMO
4 4 (0.66%) SLA
5 2 (0.33%) UCITS
6 1 (0.16%) Dodd-Frank
6 1 (0.16%) GDPR
6 1 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.16%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.16%) Solvency II
System Software
1 27 (4.45%) Docker
2 5 (0.82%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.16%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 1 (0.16%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (0.16%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 15 (2.47%) Ansible
2 9 (1.48%) Kubernetes
3 7 (1.15%) Terraform
4 6 (0.99%) HP Quality Center
5 3 (0.49%) Control-M
6 1 (0.16%) CA Service Virtualization
6 1 (0.16%) CA Single Sign-On
6 1 (0.16%) HP ALM
6 1 (0.16%) HP Fortify
6 1 (0.16%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 45 (7.41%) Oracle
2 42 (6.92%) Microsoft
3 39 (6.43%) Bloomberg
4 29 (4.78%) Reuters
4 29 (4.78%) Tableau
5 27 (4.45%) Sybase
6 25 (4.12%) TIBCO
7 24 (3.95%) Charles River
8 12 (1.98%) FactSet
9 8 (1.32%) Calypso
9 8 (1.32%) Fidessa
9 8 (1.32%) Google
10 6 (0.99%) GoldenSource
10 6 (0.99%) Murex
11 5 (0.82%) Dynatrace
11 5 (0.82%) IBM
11 5 (0.82%) New Relic
11 5 (0.82%) Speakerbus
11 5 (0.82%) Sun
11 5 (0.82%) Wallstreet Suite