Period
to 10 May 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 10 May 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
10 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 295 321 521
Rank change year-on-year +26 +200 -64
Contract jobs citing Equities 361 348 336
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.82% 0.75% 0.40%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.71% 2.60% 1.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 320 330 242
10th Percentile £438 £500 £450
25th Percentile £538 £538 £538
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £600 £650 £650
Median % change year-on-year -7.69% - +4.00%
75th Percentile £669 £713 £688
90th Percentile £750 £800 £763
UK median daily rate £600 £650 £650
% change year-on-year -7.69% - +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £15.00 -
UK median hourly rate - £15.00 -

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 13,333 13,381 24,458
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 30.14% 28.74% 28.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,915 8,840 16,339
10th Percentile £275 £250 £297
25th Percentile £388 £369 £388
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% - -
75th Percentile £606 £600 £588
90th Percentile £700 £700 £675
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +5.16% - +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 541 556 785
10th Percentile £12.38 £12.61 £11.85
25th Percentile £16.50 £15.98 £14.61
Median hourly rate £26.00 £21.51 £21.00
Median % change year-on-year +20.86% +2.44% -2.33%
75th Percentile £47.50 £43.75 £44.27
90th Percentile £58.75 £53.00 £51.25
UK median hourly rate £25.75 £22.14 £20.50
% change year-on-year +16.29% +8.01% -4.65%

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 10 May 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 10 May 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 -6 350 £600 -7.69% 47
North West - 6 £437 -
North of England - 6 £437 -
East Midlands - 2 £575 -
Midlands - 2 £575 - 1
South East +49 1 £475 -24.00%
South West - 1 - -
Equities
UK

For the 6 months to 10 May 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.

1 261 (72.30%) Finance
2 256 (70.91%) Front Office
3 214 (59.28%) Python
4 198 (54.85%) Derivative
5 180 (49.86%) Fixed Income
6 164 (45.43%) Java
7 159 (44.04%) JavaScript
8 141 (39.06%) Investment Management
9 140 (38.78%) Asset Management
10 136 (37.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 124 (34.35%) Analytics
12 120 (33.24%) Hedge funds
13 114 (31.58%) Agile Software Development
14 112 (31.02%) SQL
14 112 (31.02%) AWS
15 109 (30.19%) Software Engineering
16 98 (27.15%) React
17 88 (24.38%) Web Services
18 87 (24.10%) Banking
19 79 (21.88%) AngularJS
20 69 (19.11%) Requirements Gathering
21 65 (18.01%) Vue.js
22 62 (17.17%) Kotlin
23 61 (16.90%) C#
23 61 (16.90%) Investment Banking
24 60 (16.62%) Social Skills
25 57 (15.79%) Equity Derivative
26 56 (15.51%) Portfolio Management
27 54 (14.96%) GCP
28 53 (14.68%) Dashboard Development

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 22 (6.09%) Apache Spark
2 19 (5.26%) Apache
3 3 (0.83%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (0.83%) JBoss
3 3 (0.83%) WebLogic
4 2 (0.55%) Jupyter
4 2 (0.55%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.28%) Apache Airflow
5 1 (0.28%) Confluence
5 1 (0.28%) DataSynapse
Applications
1 11 (3.05%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (1.66%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 6 (1.66%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.83%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (1.66%) Oracle Assets
1 6 (1.66%) Oracle EBS
1 6 (1.66%) Oracle E-Business Tax
1 6 (1.66%) Oracle FAH
1 6 (1.66%) Oracle Financials
1 6 (1.66%) Oracle General Ledger
1 6 (1.66%) Oracle Internet Expenses
1 6 (1.66%) Oracle iProcurement
1 6 (1.66%) Oracle Payables
1 6 (1.66%) Oracle Receivables
1 6 (1.66%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
2 4 (1.11%) Markit EDM
2 4 (1.11%) thinkFolio
3 3 (0.83%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 2 (0.55%) Eagle PACE
4 2 (0.55%) LatentZero
4 2 (0.55%) LongView
5 1 (0.28%) Advent Geneva
5 1 (0.28%) Global One
5 1 (0.28%) PolarLake
Cloud Services
1 112 (31.02%) AWS
2 54 (14.96%) GCP
3 52 (14.40%) Azure
4 28 (7.76%) AWS Lambda
4 28 (7.76%) Serverless
5 27 (7.48%) Amazon S3
6 26 (7.20%) Amazon EC2
7 4 (1.11%) OpenShift
8 1 (0.28%) Amazon EMR
8 1 (0.28%) Amazon Kinesis
8 1 (0.28%) Amazon SQS
8 1 (0.28%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.28%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (1.94%) Wireshark
2 5 (1.39%) TCP/IP
3 3 (0.83%) BGP
3 3 (0.83%) Firewall
3 3 (0.83%) Multicast
3 3 (0.83%) OSPF
3 3 (0.83%) tcpdump
3 3 (0.83%) VRRP
3 3 (0.83%) VXLAN
3 3 (0.83%) WAN
4 1 (0.28%) FIX Connectivity
4 1 (0.28%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (7.20%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 18 (4.99%) Apache Ignite
3 16 (4.43%) Relational Database
4 10 (2.77%) Hadoop
5 9 (2.49%) SQL Server
6 6 (1.66%) Apache Hive
6 6 (1.66%) Data Warehouse
6 6 (1.66%) KDB
6 6 (1.66%) Oracle BI EE
6 6 (1.66%) RDBMS
7 5 (1.39%) Impala
7 5 (1.39%) Tableau
8 4 (1.11%) Big Data
8 4 (1.11%) HBase
8 4 (1.11%) Spark SQL
9 3 (0.83%) Blockchain
9 3 (0.83%) MySQL
9 3 (0.83%) NoSQL
10 2 (0.55%) Kdb+
10 2 (0.55%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 31 (8.59%) Git (software)
2 27 (7.48%) JIRA
3 20 (5.54%) Bitbucket
4 17 (4.71%) Artifactory
5 10 (2.77%) Jenkins
6 5 (1.39%) Maven
6 5 (1.39%) TeamCity
7 4 (1.11%) IntelliJ
8 3 (0.83%) Eclipse
8 3 (0.83%) SonarQube
8 3 (0.83%) Sonatype Nexus
9 2 (0.55%) Subversion
10 1 (0.28%) GitLab
10 1 (0.28%) Gradle
10 1 (0.28%) Jasmine
10 1 (0.28%) Karma Test Runner
10 1 (0.28%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 261 (72.30%) Finance
2 256 (70.91%) Front Office
3 87 (24.10%) Banking
4 61 (16.90%) Investment Banking
5 60 (16.62%) Social Skills
6 17 (4.71%) Analytical Skills
7 15 (4.16%) Back Office
8 12 (3.32%) Prime Brokerage
9 8 (2.22%) Synthetic Prime Brokerage
10 4 (1.11%) Legal
11 3 (0.83%) Advertising
11 3 (0.83%) International Banking
12 2 (0.55%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.55%) Law
13 1 (0.28%) Marketing
13 1 (0.28%) Organisational Skills
13 1 (0.28%) Presentation Skills
Job Titles
1 195 (54.02%) Developer
2 95 (26.32%) Analyst
3 83 (22.99%) Python Developer
4 76 (21.05%) Front Office Developer
5 55 (15.24%) Financial Analyst
6 54 (14.96%) Developer/Software Engineer
6 54 (14.96%) Software Engineer
7 53 (14.68%) JavaScript Developer
8 47 (13.02%) Java Developer
9 39 (10.80%) SQL Analyst
10 38 (10.53%) SQL Data Analyst
11 37 (10.25%) Python Engineer
12 36 (9.97%) Business Analyst
13 33 (9.14%) Python Software Engineer
14 23 (6.37%) Report Analyst
14 23 (6.37%) SQL Reporting Analyst
15 22 (6.09%) Research Analyst
16 20 (5.54%) JavaScript Engineer
17 19 (5.26%) React Developer
18 17 (4.71%) Electronic Trading Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 98 (27.15%) React
2 88 (24.38%) Web Services
3 79 (21.88%) AngularJS
4 65 (18.01%) Vue.js
5 41 (11.36%) Node.js
6 36 (9.97%) FIX Protocol
7 29 (8.03%) Middleware
8 25 (6.93%) Shiny
9 24 (6.65%) .NET
10 23 (6.37%) XML
11 21 (5.82%) GraphQL
12 15 (4.16%) Protocol Buffers
13 14 (3.88%) .NET Core
13 14 (3.88%) ASP.NET
13 14 (3.88%) ASP.NET Core
13 14 (3.88%) ASP.NET Web API
13 14 (3.88%) Kafka
13 14 (3.88%) Pandas
13 14 (3.88%) Rendezvous
14 13 (3.60%) NumPy
Miscellaneous
1 198 (54.85%) Derivative
2 180 (49.86%) Fixed Income
3 136 (37.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 120 (33.24%) Hedge funds
5 57 (15.79%) Equity Derivative
6 28 (7.76%) Greenfield Project
7 18 (4.99%) Credit Risk
7 18 (4.99%) SWIFT
8 8 (2.22%) Data Structures
8 8 (2.22%) Self-Motivation
9 6 (1.66%) Algorithms
10 4 (1.11%) Reference Data
10 4 (1.11%) User Experience
11 3 (0.83%) Linux Command Line
11 3 (0.83%) Market Risk
12 2 (0.55%) Equity Risk
12 2 (0.55%) N-Tier
13 1 (0.28%) Grid Computing
13 1 (0.28%) Swaptions
13 1 (0.28%) VWAP
Operating Systems
1 43 (11.91%) Unix
2 32 (8.86%) Linux
3 5 (1.39%) Windows
4 3 (0.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (0.55%) CentOS
5 2 (0.55%) Ubuntu
5 2 (0.55%) Windows 10
5 2 (0.55%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 141 (39.06%) Investment Management
2 140 (38.78%) Asset Management
3 124 (34.35%) Analytics
4 114 (31.58%) Agile Software Development
5 109 (30.19%) Software Engineering
6 69 (19.11%) Requirements Gathering
7 56 (15.51%) Portfolio Management
8 53 (14.68%) Dashboard Development
9 38 (10.53%) Electronic Trading
10 32 (8.86%) Microservices
10 32 (8.86%) Test Automation
11 31 (8.59%) Low Latency
12 25 (6.93%) Business Analysis
12 25 (6.93%) Problem-Solving
12 25 (6.93%) SDLC
13 23 (6.37%) Data Analysis
14 22 (6.09%) Multithreading
15 20 (5.54%) Computer Science
15 20 (5.54%) Migration
15 20 (5.54%) Risk Analytics
Programming Languages
1 214 (59.28%) Python
2 164 (45.43%) Java
3 159 (44.04%) JavaScript
4 112 (31.02%) SQL
5 62 (17.17%) Kotlin
6 61 (16.90%) C#
7 45 (12.47%) TypeScript
8 40 (11.08%) C++
8 40 (11.08%) Scala
9 25 (6.93%) R
10 14 (3.88%) Java 9
11 10 (2.77%) Perl
11 10 (2.77%) Shell Script
12 9 (2.49%) VBA
13 6 (1.66%) Bash Shell
13 6 (1.66%) Clojure
13 6 (1.66%) Java 8
13 6 (1.66%) PHP
13 6 (1.66%) VB
14 3 (0.83%) AWK
Qualifications
1 30 (8.31%) Degree
2 16 (4.43%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (1.11%) Master's Degree
4 3 (0.83%) CCNP
4 3 (0.83%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (0.55%) ISTQB
5 2 (0.55%) PhD
6 1 (0.28%) ACCA
6 1 (0.28%) CIMA
6 1 (0.28%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (1.94%) QA
2 6 (1.66%) SLA
3 4 (1.11%) MiFID
4 2 (0.55%) Dodd-Frank
5 1 (0.28%) EMIR
5 1 (0.28%) PMO
System Software
1 23 (6.37%) Docker
2 4 (1.11%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 3 (0.83%) Apache Flume
4 1 (0.28%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 18 (4.99%) Kubernetes
2 13 (3.60%) Terraform
3 9 (2.49%) Ansible
4 4 (1.11%) Puppet
5 3 (0.83%) Control-M
5 3 (0.83%) FortiGate
5 3 (0.83%) Hadoop YARN
5 3 (0.83%) ITRS Geneos
6 2 (0.55%) Grafana
7 1 (0.28%) Istio
Vendors
1 27 (7.48%) Bloomberg
2 18 (4.99%) TIBCO
3 14 (3.88%) ION Trading
4 11 (3.05%) Citrix
5 9 (2.49%) Oracle
6 7 (1.94%) Red Hat
7 6 (1.66%) Sybase
8 5 (1.39%) Charles River
8 5 (1.39%) Microsoft
9 4 (1.11%) Alteryx
9 4 (1.11%) Dataiku
10 3 (0.83%) Arista
10 3 (0.83%) Cisco
10 3 (0.83%) Fortinet
10 3 (0.83%) Google
10 3 (0.83%) Interxion
10 3 (0.83%) Refinitiv
10 3 (0.83%) Solace
10 3 (0.83%) Sparx
11 2 (0.55%) Calypso