Period
to 21 September 2021

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 21 September 2021 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
21 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 376 151 460
Rank change year-on-year -225 +309 -44
Contract jobs citing Equities 397 456 384
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.62% 1.78% 0.48%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.03% 5.52% 1.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 356 434 262
10th Percentile £463 £500 £428
25th Percentile £550 £538 £538
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £650 £600 £625
Median % change year-on-year +8.33% -4.00% +4.17%
75th Percentile £708 £750 £700
90th Percentile £775 £813 £750
UK median daily rate £650 £600 £625
% change year-on-year +8.33% -4.00% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £73.00
UK median hourly rate - - £73.00

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 19,529 8,256 23,429
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 30.55% 32.17% 29.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,674 5,646 15,527
10th Percentile £300 £275 £278
25th Percentile £413 £375 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £500 £475
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
75th Percentile £638 £615 £588
90th Percentile £725 £725 £675
UK median daily rate £513 £490 £475
% change year-on-year +4.59% +3.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 621 271 768
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.50 £11.62
25th Percentile £15.04 £17.50 £14.28
Median hourly rate £25.00 £31.50 £20.98
Median % change year-on-year -20.63% +50.16% -0.11%
75th Percentile £49.59 £47.25 £47.50
90th Percentile £64.75 £61.25 £53.75
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £26.96 £20.96
% change year-on-year -7.27% +28.66% -0.21%

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 21 September 2021.

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 21 September 2021. 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 -155 392 £650 +8.33% 65
Midlands -76 3 £575 +53.33% 2
East Midlands - 3 £575 -
South West - 1 - -
Equities
UK

For the 6 months to 21 September 2021, 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.

1 256 (64.48%) Finance
2 240 (60.45%) Front Office
3 233 (58.69%) Fixed Income
4 219 (55.16%) Java
5 186 (46.85%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 179 (45.09%) Python
7 152 (38.29%) Banking
8 151 (38.04%) Derivative
9 142 (35.77%) Agile Software Development
10 140 (35.26%) AWS
11 132 (33.25%) Software Engineering
12 131 (33.00%) Asset Management
13 127 (31.99%) JavaScript
14 117 (29.47%) React
15 116 (29.22%) Full Stack Development
16 109 (27.46%) Analytics
17 108 (27.20%) SQL
18 103 (25.94%) Investment Banking
19 92 (23.17%) TypeScript
20 90 (22.67%) Investment Management
21 85 (21.41%) AngularJS
22 84 (21.16%) Web Services
23 82 (20.65%) Azure
24 81 (20.40%) C#
25 73 (18.39%) Kotlin
26 68 (17.13%) Social Skills
27 67 (16.88%) Low Latency
28 65 (16.37%) GCP
29 63 (15.87%) Hedge funds
30 62 (15.62%) C++

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 20 (5.04%) Apache Airflow
2 18 (4.53%) Apache
3 8 (2.02%) Apache Spark
4 6 (1.51%) Cloud Foundry
5 4 (1.01%) Confluence
6 3 (0.76%) JBoss
6 3 (0.76%) WebLogic
7 2 (0.50%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.25%) DataSynapse
8 1 (0.25%) Tomcat
Applications
1 23 (5.79%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (1.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (1.01%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.25%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (1.01%) Oracle Assets
1 4 (1.01%) Oracle EBS
1 4 (1.01%) Oracle E-Business Tax
1 4 (1.01%) Oracle FAH
1 4 (1.01%) Oracle Financials
1 4 (1.01%) Oracle General Ledger
1 4 (1.01%) Oracle Internet Expenses
1 4 (1.01%) Oracle iProcurement
1 4 (1.01%) Oracle Payables
1 4 (1.01%) Oracle Receivables
1 4 (1.01%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
2 3 (0.76%) Markit EDM
2 3 (0.76%) thinkFolio
3 2 (0.50%) Eagle PACE
4 1 (0.25%) Advent Geneva
4 1 (0.25%) Eikon
4 1 (0.25%) Global One
4 1 (0.25%) LatentZero
4 1 (0.25%) LongView
Cloud Services
1 140 (35.26%) AWS
2 82 (20.65%) Azure
3 65 (16.37%) GCP
4 46 (11.59%) Serverless
5 45 (11.34%) Amazon S3
6 44 (11.08%) Amazon EC2
7 43 (10.83%) AWS Lambda
8 6 (1.51%) npm
8 6 (1.51%) Yarn
9 5 (1.26%) Power Platform
10 2 (0.50%) Azure Service Bus
11 1 (0.25%) Amazon EMR
11 1 (0.25%) Amazon Kinesis
11 1 (0.25%) Amazon SQS
11 1 (0.25%) AWS CloudFormation
11 1 (0.25%) GitHub
11 1 (0.25%) OpenShift
11 1 (0.25%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (2.27%) Firewall
1 9 (2.27%) Multicast
1 9 (2.27%) Wireshark
2 8 (2.02%) tcpdump
3 7 (1.76%) BGP
4 3 (0.76%) FIX Connectivity
5 2 (0.50%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (10.83%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 23 (5.79%) SQL Server
3 17 (4.28%) Amazon Athena
3 17 (4.28%) Apache Ignite
4 12 (3.02%) Relational Database
5 9 (2.27%) KDB
6 8 (2.02%) Big Data
7 5 (1.26%) Power BI
8 4 (1.01%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (1.01%) Hazelcast
8 4 (1.01%) Oracle BI EE
9 3 (0.76%) Apache Hive
9 3 (0.76%) Hadoop
9 3 (0.76%) Tableau
10 2 (0.50%) Data Mining
10 2 (0.50%) MongoDB
10 2 (0.50%) MySQL
10 2 (0.50%) NoSQL
10 2 (0.50%) RDBMS
10 2 (0.50%) VLDB
Development Applications
1 20 (5.04%) JIRA
2 13 (3.27%) Jenkins
3 6 (1.51%) Jasmine
3 6 (1.51%) Karma Test Runner
3 6 (1.51%) Mocha
3 6 (1.51%) Selenium
3 6 (1.51%) Storybook
3 6 (1.51%) webpack
4 5 (1.26%) TeamCity
5 4 (1.01%) Git (software)
6 3 (0.76%) Octopus Deploy
7 2 (0.50%) Artifactory
7 2 (0.50%) Bitbucket
7 2 (0.50%) Maven
7 2 (0.50%) Moq
7 2 (0.50%) Subversion
8 1 (0.25%) JUnit
8 1 (0.25%) Mockito
8 1 (0.25%) Oracle APEX
8 1 (0.25%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 256 (64.48%) Finance
2 240 (60.45%) Front Office
3 152 (38.29%) Banking
4 103 (25.94%) Investment Banking
5 68 (17.13%) Social Skills
6 28 (7.05%) Analytical Skills
7 13 (3.27%) Financial Institution
8 10 (2.52%) Prime Brokerage
9 4 (1.01%) Back Office
10 3 (0.76%) Influencing Skills
10 3 (0.76%) Legal
10 3 (0.76%) Presentation Skills
11 2 (0.50%) Advertising
11 2 (0.50%) Law
11 2 (0.50%) Organisational Skills
11 2 (0.50%) Private Banking
12 1 (0.25%) Inclusion and Diversity
12 1 (0.25%) Publishing
12 1 (0.25%) Retail
12 1 (0.25%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 257 (64.74%) Developer
2 93 (23.43%) Python Developer
3 89 (22.42%) Front Office Developer
4 77 (19.40%) Java Developer
5 63 (15.87%) Python Engineer
6 58 (14.61%) Software Engineer
7 57 (14.36%) Developer/Software Engineer
8 56 (14.11%) JavaScript Developer
9 55 (13.85%) Analyst
10 49 (12.34%) Python Software Engineer
11 40 (10.08%) React Developer
12 38 (9.57%) Lead Developer
13 32 (8.06%) JavaScript Engineer
14 30 (7.56%) Business Analyst
15 27 (6.80%) Investment Banking Java Developer
16 26 (6.55%) AWS Developer
16 26 (6.55%) Electronic Trading Developer
16 26 (6.55%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
17 25 (6.30%) AWS Engineer
17 25 (6.30%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 117 (29.47%) React
2 85 (21.41%) AngularJS
3 84 (21.16%) Web Services
4 58 (14.61%) Node.js
5 53 (13.35%) Vue.js
6 38 (9.57%) Middleware
7 30 (7.56%) .NET
7 30 (7.56%) FIX Protocol
8 28 (7.05%) GraphQL
9 25 (6.30%) Rendezvous
10 15 (3.78%) Kafka
10 15 (3.78%) Pandas
11 14 (3.53%) Spring
12 12 (3.02%) NumPy
13 11 (2.77%) HTML
14 10 (2.52%) Express
15 9 (2.27%) Shiny
15 9 (2.27%) WPF
15 9 (2.27%) XML
16 8 (2.02%) Angular 2
Miscellaneous
1 233 (58.69%) Fixed Income
2 186 (46.85%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 151 (38.04%) Derivative
4 63 (15.87%) Hedge funds
5 33 (8.31%) Credit Risk
6 23 (5.79%) Algorithms
7 15 (3.78%) Data Structures
8 14 (3.53%) User Experience
9 13 (3.27%) Equity Derivative
10 12 (3.02%) Market Risk
11 11 (2.77%) Reference Data
12 10 (2.52%) Legacy Systems
13 9 (2.27%) Data Protection Act
14 7 (1.76%) Greenfield Project
15 6 (1.51%) Credit Derivative
16 5 (1.26%) OTC Derivatives
17 3 (0.76%) Analytical Mindset
17 3 (0.76%) Cloud Native
17 3 (0.76%) Interest Rate Derivative
17 3 (0.76%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 46 (11.59%) Linux
1 46 (11.59%) Unix
2 17 (4.28%) Windows
3 8 (2.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (0.25%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 142 (35.77%) Agile Software Development
2 132 (33.25%) Software Engineering
3 131 (33.00%) Asset Management
4 116 (29.22%) Full Stack Development
5 109 (27.46%) Analytics
6 90 (22.67%) Investment Management
7 67 (16.88%) Low Latency
8 58 (14.61%) Electronic Trading
9 41 (10.33%) Multithreading
10 39 (9.82%) Problem-Solving
11 38 (9.57%) Requirements Gathering
12 33 (8.31%) Portfolio Management
13 30 (7.56%) Risk Analytics
14 27 (6.80%) DevOps
15 26 (6.55%) Multithreaded Programming
15 26 (6.55%) Order Management
16 25 (6.30%) High Availability
17 24 (6.05%) SDLC
18 23 (5.79%) Mathematics
19 22 (5.54%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 219 (55.16%) Java
2 179 (45.09%) Python
3 127 (31.99%) JavaScript
4 108 (27.20%) SQL
5 92 (23.17%) TypeScript
6 81 (20.40%) C#
7 73 (18.39%) Kotlin
8 62 (15.62%) C++
9 35 (8.82%) Scala
10 24 (6.05%) Java 9
11 12 (3.02%) VBA
12 11 (2.77%) Perl
13 10 (2.52%) R
14 9 (2.27%) Shell Script
15 6 (1.51%) ES6
15 6 (1.51%) PHP
15 6 (1.51%) VB
16 5 (1.26%) T-SQL
17 4 (1.01%) Java 8
18 2 (0.50%) Java 11
Qualifications
1 21 (5.29%) Degree
2 5 (1.26%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (0.50%) MBA
4 1 (0.25%) ACCA
4 1 (0.25%) CIMA
4 1 (0.25%) Numerate Degree
4 1 (0.25%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.02%) QA
2 6 (1.51%) Data Quality
3 5 (1.26%) MiFID
4 4 (1.01%) SLA
5 3 (0.76%) UCITS
6 2 (0.50%) EMIR
7 1 (0.25%) Basel II
System Software
1 21 (5.29%) Docker
2 1 (0.25%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 25 (6.30%) Kubernetes
2 12 (3.02%) Ansible
3 11 (2.77%) Terraform
4 10 (2.52%) ITRS Geneos
5 9 (2.27%) Puppet
6 3 (0.76%) Control-M
7 1 (0.25%) Hadoop YARN
7 1 (0.25%) Istio
7 1 (0.25%) Oozie
Vendors
1 28 (7.05%) Oracle
2 26 (6.55%) TIBCO
3 24 (6.05%) ION Trading
4 15 (3.78%) Citrix
5 10 (2.52%) Microsoft
6 9 (2.27%) Red Hat
7 7 (1.76%) Sybase
8 4 (1.01%) Charles River
9 3 (0.76%) Google
10 2 (0.50%) Alteryx
10 2 (0.50%) Bloomberg
10 2 (0.50%) Refinitiv
10 2 (0.50%) Splunk
10 2 (0.50%) Sun
11 1 (0.25%) Cloudera
11 1 (0.25%) Databricks
11 1 (0.25%) Dataiku
11 1 (0.25%) FIS
11 1 (0.25%) Rogue Wave
11 1 (0.25%) Solace