Period
to 18 January 2022

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 January 2022 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 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 338 204 371
Rank change year-on-year -134 +167 +40
Contract jobs citing Equities 528 443 415
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.76% 1.32% 0.63%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.43% 4.14% 2.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 462 415 293
10th Percentile - £438 £500
25th Percentile £538 £538 £563
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £638 £600 £650
Median % change year-on-year +6.25% -7.69% +4.00%
75th Percentile £713 £700 £723
90th Percentile £775 £800 £800
UK median daily rate £623 £600 £644
% change year-on-year +3.75% -6.80% +3.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
10th Percentile - - £20.24
25th Percentile - - £29.03
Median hourly rate - - £44.00
75th Percentile - - £58.66
90th Percentile - - £67.26
UK median hourly rate - - £44.00

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 21,686 10,713 18,905
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 31.14% 31.97% 28.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 15,529 7,288 12,554
10th Percentile £300 £257 £263
25th Percentile £419 £363 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £538 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +13.16% - -
75th Percentile £650 £600 £586
90th Percentile £750 £700 £675
UK median daily rate £525 £475 £473
% change year-on-year +10.53% +0.53% -0.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 597 419 740
10th Percentile £12.50 £12.50 £12.00
25th Percentile £15.63 £17.16 £15.00
Median hourly rate £25.00 £26.22 £20.63
Median % change year-on-year -4.65% +27.13% +1.88%
75th Percentile £49.50 £45.88 £45.00
90th Percentile £65.20 £58.00 £52.50
UK median hourly rate £26.27 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year +1.04% +23.81% +5.00%

Equities
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Equities as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Equities in England

Equities
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Equities in England.

Daily rate trend for Equities in England

Equities
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Equities in England over the 6 months to 18 January 2022.

Daily rate histogram for Equities in England

Equities
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Equities in England.

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 January 2022. 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 -95 528 £638 +6.25% 81
Equities
UK

For the 6 months to 18 January 2022, 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.

1 405 (76.70%) Finance
2 367 (69.51%) Front Office
3 284 (53.79%) Python
4 270 (51.14%) React
5 265 (50.19%) Fixed Income
6 260 (49.24%) Software Engineering
7 258 (48.86%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 255 (48.30%) Asset Management
9 245 (46.40%) AWS
10 243 (46.02%) Agile Software Development
11 223 (42.23%) Java
12 222 (42.05%) Derivative
12 222 (42.05%) Full Stack Development
13 219 (41.48%) JavaScript
14 218 (41.29%) Investment Management
15 202 (38.26%) SQL
16 196 (37.12%) TypeScript
17 179 (33.90%) Analytics
18 157 (29.73%) Azure
19 147 (27.84%) Banking
20 141 (26.70%) Hedge funds
21 134 (25.38%) GCP
22 114 (21.59%) Social Skills
23 108 (20.45%) Investment Banking
23 108 (20.45%) C#
24 88 (16.67%) AngularJS
25 78 (14.77%) Low Latency
26 77 (14.58%) Front End Development
27 72 (13.64%) .NET
28 69 (13.07%) Node.js

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 16 (3.03%) Apache Airflow
2 15 (2.84%) Apache
3 6 (1.14%) Confluence
4 2 (0.38%) Cloud Foundry
4 2 (0.38%) MQSeries
5 1 (0.19%) Jetty
5 1 (0.19%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 29 (5.49%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (1.70%) Microsoft Project
3 4 (0.76%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.57%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.38%) Microsoft Office
5 2 (0.38%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (0.76%) SimCorp Dimension
2 2 (0.38%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.19%) Bloomberg TOMS
3 1 (0.19%) Eagle PACE
3 1 (0.19%) Minerva
3 1 (0.19%) PeopleSoft Financials
3 1 (0.19%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 1 (0.19%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 245 (46.40%) AWS
2 157 (29.73%) Azure
3 134 (25.38%) GCP
4 41 (7.77%) Serverless
5 36 (6.82%) Amazon EC2
6 35 (6.63%) Amazon S3
6 35 (6.63%) AWS Lambda
7 16 (3.03%) npm
7 16 (3.03%) Yarn
8 4 (0.76%) IaaS
9 3 (0.57%) Azure Functions
10 2 (0.38%) Azure Monitor
10 2 (0.38%) Azure Service Bus
10 2 (0.38%) GitHub
10 2 (0.38%) Power Platform
11 1 (0.19%) AWS CloudFormation
11 1 (0.19%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 10 (1.89%) Multicast
2 5 (0.95%) Firewall
3 3 (0.57%) BGP
3 3 (0.57%) FIX Connectivity
4 1 (0.19%) HTTP
4 1 (0.19%) Network Security
4 1 (0.19%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (6.63%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 30 (5.68%) SQL Server
3 15 (2.84%) Amazon Athena
3 15 (2.84%) Apache Ignite
4 13 (2.46%) KDB
5 12 (2.27%) NoSQL
6 9 (1.70%) Oracle Database
7 5 (0.95%) MongoDB
8 4 (0.76%) Big Data
9 3 (0.57%) Metadata
10 2 (0.38%) Azure SQL Database
10 2 (0.38%) Data Warehouse
10 2 (0.38%) Oracle Reports
10 2 (0.38%) Power BI
10 2 (0.38%) Relational Database
10 2 (0.38%) Tableau
11 1 (0.19%) KNIME
11 1 (0.19%) Snowflake Schema
11 1 (0.19%) SQL Server 2016
11 1 (0.19%) VLDB
Development Applications
1 25 (4.73%) webpack
2 24 (4.55%) JIRA
3 17 (3.22%) Selenium
4 16 (3.03%) Jasmine
4 16 (3.03%) Karma Test Runner
4 16 (3.03%) Mocha
4 16 (3.03%) Storybook
5 12 (2.27%) Git (software)
6 4 (0.76%) TeamCity
7 3 (0.57%) Jenkins
7 3 (0.57%) JUnit
7 3 (0.57%) Moq
7 3 (0.57%) Octopus Deploy
8 2 (0.38%) Artifactory
8 2 (0.38%) Bitbucket
8 2 (0.38%) Cucumber
8 2 (0.38%) JMeter
8 2 (0.38%) Oracle APEX
8 2 (0.38%) SoapUI
8 2 (0.38%) Subversion
General
1 405 (76.70%) Finance
2 367 (69.51%) Front Office
3 147 (27.84%) Banking
4 114 (21.59%) Social Skills
5 108 (20.45%) Investment Banking
6 39 (7.39%) Analytical Skills
7 12 (2.27%) Organisational Skills
8 11 (2.08%) Back Office
9 10 (1.89%) Influencing Skills
10 4 (0.76%) Financial Institution
10 4 (0.76%) Legal
11 3 (0.57%) Presentation Skills
11 3 (0.57%) Retail Banking
12 2 (0.38%) International Banking
13 1 (0.19%) General Ledger
13 1 (0.19%) Inclusion and Diversity
13 1 (0.19%) Prime Brokerage
13 1 (0.19%) Synthetic Prime Brokerage
Job Titles
1 378 (71.59%) Developer
2 156 (29.55%) Software Engineer
3 155 (29.36%) Developer/Software Engineer
4 154 (29.17%) Python Developer
5 138 (26.14%) Python Engineer
6 122 (23.11%) AWS Developer
6 122 (23.11%) AWS Engineer
7 106 (20.08%) Java Developer
8 81 (15.34%) Python Software Engineer
9 71 (13.45%) Front Office Developer
10 65 (12.31%) AWS Software Engineer
11 62 (11.74%) Analyst
11 62 (11.74%) React Developer
12 49 (9.28%) Lead Developer
13 47 (8.90%) JavaScript Developer
14 42 (7.95%) Business Analyst
15 41 (7.77%) Full Stack Developer
16 32 (6.06%) JavaScript Engineer
17 30 (5.68%) UI Developer
18 29 (5.49%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 270 (51.14%) React
2 88 (16.67%) AngularJS
3 72 (13.64%) .NET
4 69 (13.07%) Node.js
5 60 (11.36%) Vue.js
6 47 (8.90%) FIX Protocol
7 46 (8.71%) Pandas
8 44 (8.33%) NumPy
9 36 (6.82%) SciPy
10 31 (5.87%) ASP.NET
10 31 (5.87%) HTML
11 29 (5.49%) Protocol Buffers
12 28 (5.30%) .NET Core
12 28 (5.30%) ASP.NET Web API
12 28 (5.30%) gRPC
13 27 (5.11%) ASP.NET Core
14 26 (4.92%) CSS
15 25 (4.73%) OpenFin
16 23 (4.36%) Middleware
17 20 (3.79%) Rendezvous
Miscellaneous
1 265 (50.19%) Fixed Income
2 258 (48.86%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 222 (42.05%) Derivative
4 141 (26.70%) Hedge funds
5 49 (9.28%) User Experience
6 37 (7.01%) Greenfield Project
7 27 (5.11%) Credit Derivative
8 24 (4.55%) Credit Risk
9 21 (3.98%) Algorithms
10 19 (3.60%) Data Structures
11 13 (2.46%) Market Risk
12 10 (1.89%) Reference Data
13 9 (1.70%) Equity Derivative
13 9 (1.70%) OTC Derivatives
14 7 (1.33%) Cloud Native
15 6 (1.14%) Analytical Mindset
16 4 (0.76%) Public Cloud
17 3 (0.57%) Data Protection Act
17 3 (0.57%) Management Information System
17 3 (0.57%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 40 (7.58%) Linux
2 35 (6.63%) Unix
3 11 (2.08%) Windows
4 2 (0.38%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 260 (49.24%) Software Engineering
2 255 (48.30%) Asset Management
3 243 (46.02%) Agile Software Development
4 222 (42.05%) Full Stack Development
5 218 (41.29%) Investment Management
6 179 (33.90%) Analytics
7 78 (14.77%) Low Latency
8 77 (14.58%) Front End Development
9 56 (10.61%) DevOps
10 48 (9.09%) Electronic Trading
10 48 (9.09%) Problem-Solving
11 44 (8.33%) Visualisation
12 38 (7.20%) Data Analytics
12 38 (7.20%) Portfolio Management
13 36 (6.82%) Microservices
14 35 (6.63%) Multithreading
15 34 (6.44%) Fintech
16 33 (6.25%) UX Design
17 32 (6.06%) Migration
17 32 (6.06%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 284 (53.79%) Python
2 223 (42.23%) Java
3 219 (41.48%) JavaScript
4 202 (38.26%) SQL
5 196 (37.12%) TypeScript
6 108 (20.45%) C#
7 65 (12.31%) C++
8 53 (10.04%) Kotlin
9 25 (4.73%) ES6
10 20 (3.79%) Java 9
10 20 (3.79%) Scala
11 19 (3.60%) VBA
12 15 (2.84%) Shell Script
13 10 (1.89%) Bash
14 7 (1.33%) Perl
15 6 (1.14%) Java 11
16 3 (0.57%) Java 8
16 3 (0.57%) Lua
16 3 (0.57%) T-SQL
17 2 (0.38%) XAML
Qualifications
1 15 (2.84%) Degree
2 10 (1.89%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (0.38%) PhD
4 1 (0.19%) CCNA
4 1 (0.19%) CCNP
4 1 (0.19%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (0.19%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (9.66%) QA
2 11 (2.08%) Data Quality
3 7 (1.33%) MiFID
4 6 (1.14%) EMIR
5 3 (0.57%) Dodd-Frank
5 3 (0.57%) UCITS
6 1 (0.19%) Basel II
6 1 (0.19%) COREP
System Software
1 68 (12.88%) Docker
Systems Management
1 63 (11.93%) Terraform
2 42 (7.95%) Kubernetes
3 7 (1.33%) ITRS Geneos
4 2 (0.38%) Ansible
4 2 (0.38%) Control-M
5 1 (0.19%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 39 (7.39%) Oracle
2 21 (3.98%) ION Trading
3 20 (3.79%) TIBCO
4 17 (3.22%) Microsoft
5 13 (2.46%) Sybase
6 10 (1.89%) Fidessa
7 6 (1.14%) Bloomberg
7 6 (1.14%) IBM
8 4 (0.76%) Charles River
8 4 (0.76%) Citrix
8 4 (0.76%) SimCorp
8 4 (0.76%) Splunk
9 3 (0.57%) Atlassian
10 2 (0.38%) FIS
10 2 (0.38%) Murex
10 2 (0.38%) Refinitiv
10 2 (0.38%) Rogue Wave
11 1 (0.19%) MarketAxess
11 1 (0.19%) Sparx
11 1 (0.19%) Tradeweb