Period
to 16 August 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 16 August 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
16 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 413 261 445
Rank change year-on-year -152 +184 -93
Contract jobs citing Equities 535 862 520
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.57% 0.98% 0.52%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.66% 2.84% 1.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 367 664 343
England median daily rate £600 £600 £575
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.35% +4.55%
10th Percentile £450 £425 £413
90th Percentile £775 £725 £725
UK median daily rate £600 £575 £550
% change year-on-year +4.35% +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 32,133 30,404 34,583
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 34.40% 34.47% 34.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 21,050 19,959 22,899
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £281 £270 £256
90th Percentile £675 £650 £625
UK median daily rate £470 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +4.44% +5.88% +6.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 974 965 1,129
England median hourly rate £21.70 £20.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.50% - +8.11%
10th Percentile £12.23 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £51.00 £50.00 £47.16
UK median hourly rate £21.50 £20.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year +4.88% - +9.33%

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 16 August 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 16 August 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 -90 530 £600 - 121
Yorkshire - 2 £450 -
East of England - 2 £434 -
North of England - 2 £450 -
South East -17 1 £575 +2.68%
Equities
UK

For the 6 months to 16 August 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.

1 262 (48.97%) Front Office
2 256 (47.85%) Finance
3 226 (42.24%) Java
4 212 (39.63%) Fixed Income
5 204 (38.13%) Agile Software Development
6 193 (36.07%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 185 (34.58%) Derivative
8 176 (32.90%) Banking
9 141 (26.36%) C#
10 123 (22.99%) SQL
11 119 (22.24%) Low Latency
12 115 (21.50%) Asset Management
12 115 (21.50%) Multithreading
13 94 (17.57%) Investment Banking
14 81 (15.14%) .NET
15 80 (14.95%) TDD
16 79 (14.77%) Electronic Trading
17 68 (12.71%) FIX Protocol
18 66 (12.34%) Linux
18 66 (12.34%) Problem-Solving
19 65 (12.15%) C++
20 63 (11.78%) Python
21 61 (11.40%) JavaScript
22 59 (11.03%) SQL Server
22 59 (11.03%) Analytics
23 58 (10.84%) Algorithmic Trading
24 57 (10.65%) Unix
25 53 (9.91%) Continuous Integration
26 51 (9.53%) Equity Derivative
27 49 (9.16%) Amazon AWS

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 21 (3.93%) Confluence
2 13 (2.43%) Apache
3 12 (2.24%) Elasticsearch
3 12 (2.24%) Mule
4 10 (1.87%) WordPress
5 9 (1.68%) JBoss
6 8 (1.50%) Tomcat
7 7 (1.31%) Apache Spark
8 5 (0.93%) WebLogic
9 3 (0.56%) GlassFish
9 3 (0.56%) nginx
9 3 (0.56%) SharePoint
9 3 (0.56%) WebSphere
9 3 (0.56%) WebSphere Application Server
10 1 (0.19%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.19%) CMS
10 1 (0.19%) EPiServer
10 1 (0.19%) JCAPS
10 1 (0.19%) Oracle Coherence
10 1 (0.19%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 18 (3.36%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (1.50%) MS Visio
3 4 (0.75%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (0.75%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (0.75%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.19%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.19%) InVision
4 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.19%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 31 (5.79%) thinkFolio
2 21 (3.93%) Markit EDM
3 17 (3.18%) Eagle PACE
4 15 (2.80%) PolarLake
5 14 (2.62%) Front Arena
6 13 (2.43%) Bloomberg AIM
6 13 (2.43%) ION MarketView
7 4 (0.75%) LatentZero
8 3 (0.56%) Eikon
8 3 (0.56%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 2 (0.37%) Dynamics CRM
9 2 (0.37%) IntelliMatch
10 1 (0.19%) Eloqua
10 1 (0.19%) Endur
10 1 (0.19%) Global One
10 1 (0.19%) Minerva
10 1 (0.19%) Oracle Cash Management
10 1 (0.19%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
10 1 (0.19%) Temenos T24
10 1 (0.19%) Tesseract
Cloud Services
1 49 (9.16%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (0.93%) Amazon CloudWatch
2 5 (0.93%) Amazon EC2
2 5 (0.93%) Amazon S3
3 4 (0.75%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (0.56%) AWS Lambda
4 3 (0.56%) CloudFront
4 3 (0.56%) GitHub
4 3 (0.56%) Route 53
4 3 (0.56%) Serverless
4 3 (0.56%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 2 (0.37%) Amazon EMR
5 2 (0.37%) AWS CloudTrail
5 2 (0.37%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.37%) SaaS
6 1 (0.19%) Adobe Creative Cloud
6 1 (0.19%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (0.19%) npm
6 1 (0.19%) NuGet
6 1 (0.19%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 12 (2.24%) FIX Connectivity
2 4 (0.75%) LAN
2 4 (0.75%) MPLS
2 4 (0.75%) Network Security
2 4 (0.75%) VPN
2 4 (0.75%) WAN
3 3 (0.56%) DHCP
3 3 (0.56%) DNS
3 3 (0.56%) Firewall
3 3 (0.56%) VLAN
4 2 (0.37%) FTP
4 2 (0.37%) Multicast
5 1 (0.19%) DSL
5 1 (0.19%) DWDM
5 1 (0.19%) InfiniBand
5 1 (0.19%) Internet
5 1 (0.19%) Intranet
5 1 (0.19%) Kerberos
5 1 (0.19%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.19%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (11.03%) SQL Server
2 31 (5.79%) Relational Database
3 16 (2.99%) NoSQL
4 14 (2.62%) KDB
4 14 (2.62%) RDBMS
5 12 (2.24%) PostgreSQL
5 12 (2.24%) SQL Server 2012
6 11 (2.06%) Data Warehouse
7 9 (1.68%) Big Data
8 8 (1.50%) Apache Cassandra
8 8 (1.50%) SQL Server 2016
9 7 (1.31%) MongoDB
10 5 (0.93%) Amazon RDS
11 4 (0.75%) Apache Hive
11 4 (0.75%) Data Mining
11 4 (0.75%) Hadoop
12 3 (0.56%) MS Access
12 3 (0.56%) MySQL
12 3 (0.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 3 (0.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 44 (8.22%) Jenkins
2 42 (7.85%) JIRA
3 40 (7.48%) Git (software)
4 35 (6.54%) TeamCity
5 26 (4.86%) SpecFlow
6 22 (4.11%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 19 (3.55%) gulp
8 18 (3.36%) Maven
8 18 (3.36%) Octopus Deploy
9 14 (2.62%) MSBuild
9 14 (2.62%) Sonatype Nexus
9 14 (2.62%) Visual Studio Team System
10 12 (2.24%) PhpStorm
10 12 (2.24%) Selenium
11 11 (2.06%) NUnit
12 7 (1.31%) Grunt
12 7 (1.31%) JUnit
12 7 (1.31%) webpack
13 5 (0.93%) Moq
13 5 (0.93%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 262 (48.97%) Front Office
2 256 (47.85%) Finance
3 176 (32.90%) Banking
4 94 (17.57%) Investment Banking
5 47 (8.79%) Financial Institution
6 39 (7.29%) Retail
7 32 (5.98%) Back Office
8 8 (1.50%) Legal
8 8 (1.50%) Marketing
9 2 (0.37%) Advertising
9 2 (0.37%) Prime Brokerage
10 1 (0.19%) General Ledger
10 1 (0.19%) German Language
10 1 (0.19%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 334 (62.43%) Developer
2 157 (29.35%) Java Developer
3 107 (20.00%) Analyst
4 77 (14.39%) C# Developer
5 60 (11.21%) Front Office Developer
6 54 (10.09%) Senior Developer
7 47 (8.79%) Business Analyst
8 43 (8.04%) Electronic Trading Developer
9 36 (6.73%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
10 28 (5.23%) Low Latency Java Developer
11 26 (4.86%) .NET Developer
12 23 (4.30%) Senior Java Developer
13 22 (4.11%) Asset Management Analyst
13 22 (4.11%) C++ Developer
14 21 (3.93%) Data Analyst
15 20 (3.74%) Support Analyst
16 19 (3.55%) C# .NET Developer
17 18 (3.36%) Integration Developer
18 17 (3.18%) Angular Developer
18 17 (3.18%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 81 (15.14%) .NET
2 68 (12.71%) FIX Protocol
3 44 (8.22%) HTML
4 43 (8.04%) Middleware
5 41 (7.66%) Spring
6 35 (6.54%) HTML5
7 33 (6.17%) AngularJS
8 31 (5.79%) WPF
9 27 (5.05%) JMS
10 26 (4.86%) REST
11 25 (4.67%) Web Services
12 24 (4.49%) CSS
12 24 (4.49%) XML
13 23 (4.30%) ASP.NET
13 23 (4.30%) WCF
14 21 (3.93%) WinForms
15 18 (3.36%) React
16 17 (3.18%) ASP.NET Web API
16 17 (3.18%) jQuery
17 16 (2.99%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 212 (39.63%) Fixed Income
2 193 (36.07%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 185 (34.58%) Derivative
4 51 (9.53%) Equity Derivative
5 48 (8.97%) Analytical Skills
6 34 (6.36%) Greenfield Project
7 30 (5.61%) Exotic Derivative
8 28 (5.23%) Fintech
9 26 (4.86%) Hedge funds
10 22 (4.11%) Computer Science
11 19 (3.55%) Algorithms
12 15 (2.80%) Data Structures
12 15 (2.80%) User Experience
13 13 (2.43%) Enterprise Software
13 13 (2.43%) Management Information System
14 12 (2.24%) OTC Derivatives
15 9 (1.68%) Equity Risk
15 9 (1.68%) Mobile App
16 8 (1.50%) Self-Motivation
17 7 (1.31%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 66 (12.34%) Linux
2 57 (10.65%) Unix
3 22 (4.11%) Windows
4 7 (1.31%) Solaris
5 5 (0.93%) Android
5 5 (0.93%) Apple iOS
5 5 (0.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (0.56%) Windows Server
7 2 (0.37%) CentOS
7 2 (0.37%) Debian
7 2 (0.37%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.19%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 204 (38.13%) Agile Software Development
2 119 (22.24%) Low Latency
3 115 (21.50%) Asset Management
3 115 (21.50%) Multithreading
4 80 (14.95%) TDD
5 79 (14.77%) Electronic Trading
6 66 (12.34%) Problem-Solving
7 59 (11.03%) Analytics
8 58 (10.84%) Algorithmic Trading
9 53 (9.91%) Continuous Integration
10 46 (8.60%) OO
10 46 (8.60%) Software Engineering
11 45 (8.41%) Risk Management
12 43 (8.04%) Test Automation
13 40 (7.48%) DevOps
14 37 (6.92%) Investment Management
15 36 (6.73%) SDLC
16 32 (5.98%) Unit Testing
17 27 (5.05%) BDD
18 26 (4.86%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 226 (42.24%) Java
2 141 (26.36%) C#
3 123 (22.99%) SQL
4 65 (12.15%) C++
5 63 (11.78%) Python
6 61 (11.40%) JavaScript
7 29 (5.42%) Perl
8 26 (4.86%) Java 8
9 23 (4.30%) Shell Script
10 20 (3.74%) C
11 19 (3.55%) PHP
12 16 (2.99%) Scala
12 16 (2.99%) VBA
13 14 (2.62%) TypeScript
14 12 (2.24%) Bash Shell
14 12 (2.24%) R
15 11 (2.06%) PowerShell
16 7 (1.31%) VB
17 5 (0.93%) PL/SQL
18 3 (0.56%) XPath
Qualifications
1 42 (7.85%) Degree
2 7 (1.31%) Computer Science Degree
3 5 (0.93%) ISEB
4 3 (0.56%) MBA
4 3 (0.56%) Numerate Degree
4 3 (0.56%) OCPJP
4 3 (0.56%) PMI Certification
4 3 (0.56%) Six Sigma Black Belt
4 3 (0.56%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
4 3 (0.56%) Sun Certification
5 2 (0.37%) PMP
6 1 (0.19%) CCNP
6 1 (0.19%) CFA
6 1 (0.19%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.19%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.19%) Master's Degree
6 1 (0.19%) PhD
6 1 (0.19%) SAFe Agilist
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (6.54%) MiFID
2 32 (5.98%) QA
3 6 (1.12%) Data Quality
3 6 (1.12%) EMIR
4 3 (0.56%) SLA
5 2 (0.37%) Dodd-Frank
5 2 (0.37%) GDPR
6 1 (0.19%) AIFMD
6 1 (0.19%) IFRS
6 1 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.19%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.19%) Solvency II
System Software
1 44 (8.22%) Docker
2 1 (0.19%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.19%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 19 (3.55%) Ansible
2 9 (1.68%) Kubernetes
3 4 (0.75%) Control-M
4 3 (0.56%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (0.56%) Terraform
5 2 (0.37%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.19%) CA Service Virtualization
6 1 (0.19%) CA Single Sign-On
6 1 (0.19%) HP ALM
6 1 (0.19%) HP Fortify
6 1 (0.19%) ITRS Geneos
6 1 (0.19%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 45 (8.41%) Bloomberg
2 36 (6.73%) Oracle
3 31 (5.79%) Charles River
4 27 (5.05%) TIBCO
5 26 (4.86%) Microsoft
6 21 (3.93%) Sybase
7 18 (3.36%) Calypso
8 17 (3.18%) SimCorp
9 16 (2.99%) FXall
10 13 (2.43%) ION Trading
10 13 (2.43%) Reuters
11 8 (1.50%) Sun
12 7 (1.31%) Fidessa
12 7 (1.31%) IBM
12 7 (1.31%) Murex
13 6 (1.12%) Capita
13 6 (1.12%) FactSet
13 6 (1.12%) Tableau
14 5 (0.93%) Atlassian
14 5 (0.93%) Cadence