Period
to 19 January 2020

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 19 January 2020 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
19 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 359 404 338
Rank change year-on-year +45 -66 +10
Contract jobs citing Equities 413 528 685
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.63% 0.58% 0.74%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.02% 1.80% 2.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 292 358 513
England median daily rate £650 £625 £575
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.00% +8.70% +4.55%
10th Percentile £500 £464 £413
90th Percentile £800 £775 £738
UK median daily rate £638 £625 £575
% change year-on-year +2.00% +8.70% +4.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
England median hourly rate £44.00 - £10.00
UK median hourly rate £44.00 - £10.00

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 20,471 29,401 30,560
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 31.37% 32.49% 33.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,098 19,356 20,475
England median daily rate £473 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.53% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £256 £281 £263
90th Percentile £675 £663 £660
UK median daily rate £458 £475 £450
% change year-on-year -3.68% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 890 900 878
England median hourly rate £23.56 £21.00 £20.92
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.20% +0.37% +4.61%
10th Percentile £12.36 £12.25 £11.23
90th Percentile £53.00 £48.75 £47.83
UK median hourly rate £24.25 £20.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year +18.27% -2.38% +5.00%

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 19 January 2020.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Equities in England over the 6 months to 19 January 2020.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 19 January 2020. 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 +57 405 £650 +4.00% 41
South East +74 5 £625 +7.53%
East of England +31 2 £425 -9.09%
South West +14 1 - -
Equities
UK

For the 6 months to 19 January 2020, 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.

1 300 (72.64%) Finance
2 219 (53.03%) Front Office
3 210 (50.85%) Java
4 206 (49.88%) Agile Software Development
5 201 (48.67%) Fixed Income
6 197 (47.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 197 (47.70%) Derivative
7 177 (42.86%) Asset Management
8 166 (40.19%) Python
9 151 (36.56%) JavaScript
10 143 (34.62%) Banking
11 141 (34.14%) AWS
12 140 (33.90%) Web Services
13 128 (30.99%) Software Engineering
14 121 (29.30%) Hedge funds
15 120 (29.06%) AngularJS
15 120 (29.06%) Investment Management
16 111 (26.88%) React
17 106 (25.67%) SQL
18 105 (25.42%) Microservices
19 103 (24.94%) C#
20 97 (23.49%) R
21 94 (22.76%) Portfolio Management
22 81 (19.61%) Vue.js
23 80 (19.37%) OO
24 76 (18.40%) Analytics
25 75 (18.16%) Azure
25 75 (18.16%) TDD
25 75 (18.16%) Decision-Making
26 72 (17.43%) Investment Banking

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 (3.39%) Cloud Foundry
2 7 (1.69%) Confluence
3 3 (0.73%) Apache Spark
3 3 (0.73%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.24%) Apache
Applications
1 11 (2.66%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (0.97%) MS Visio
2 4 (0.97%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (0.48%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.48%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 17 (4.12%) Markit EDM
2 15 (3.63%) FINCAD Analytics
3 14 (3.39%) PolarLake
4 13 (3.15%) thinkFolio
5 9 (2.18%) Eagle PACE
6 3 (0.73%) ION MarketView
7 1 (0.24%) Bloomberg AIM
7 1 (0.24%) LatentZero
7 1 (0.24%) LongView
7 1 (0.24%) Minerva
7 1 (0.24%) SimCorp Dimension
7 1 (0.24%) Sophis RISQUE
Cloud Services
1 141 (34.14%) AWS
2 75 (18.16%) Azure
3 71 (17.19%) GCP
4 41 (9.93%) Amazon SQS
5 35 (8.47%) Amazon ECS
5 35 (8.47%) AWS Lambda
5 35 (8.47%) Serverless
6 34 (8.23%) Amazon S3
6 34 (8.23%) OpenShift
7 22 (5.33%) Amazon EC2
7 22 (5.33%) AWS CloudFormation
8 15 (3.63%) AWS Step Functions
9 8 (1.94%) PaaS
10 4 (0.97%) Power Platform
11 2 (0.48%) Amazon EMR
11 2 (0.48%) Cloud Computing
11 2 (0.48%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 17 (4.12%) Multicast
2 5 (1.21%) TCP/IP
3 4 (0.97%) FIX Connectivity
3 4 (0.97%) Internet
4 2 (0.48%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (15.98%) SQL Server
2 41 (9.93%) Amazon Redshift
3 38 (9.20%) NoSQL
4 32 (7.75%) Amazon Athena
5 30 (7.26%) Amazon RDS
6 29 (7.02%) Flink
7 21 (5.08%) Amazon Aurora
7 21 (5.08%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 15 (3.63%) Data Warehouse
8 15 (3.63%) PostgreSQL
9 9 (2.18%) QlikView
9 9 (2.18%) SQL Server 2012
10 6 (1.45%) Hadoop
10 6 (1.45%) MongoDB
11 5 (1.21%) OLAP
11 5 (1.21%) Relational Database
12 4 (0.97%) Big Data
12 4 (0.97%) MemSQL
12 4 (0.97%) Power BI
12 4 (0.97%) Tick Data
Development Applications
1 56 (13.56%) RStudio
2 33 (7.99%) Artifactory
3 29 (7.02%) Jenkins
4 18 (4.36%) JIRA
5 8 (1.94%) TeamCity
6 5 (1.21%) Log4Net
6 5 (1.21%) Subversion
7 4 (0.97%) Git (software)
7 4 (0.97%) Octopus Deploy
7 4 (0.97%) Selenium
8 2 (0.48%) Cucumber
8 2 (0.48%) Jasmine
8 2 (0.48%) JMeter
8 2 (0.48%) SpecFlow
8 2 (0.48%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (0.48%) WebDriver
9 1 (0.24%) JProfiler
9 1 (0.24%) Karma Test Runner
9 1 (0.24%) NUnit
9 1 (0.24%) SoapUI
General
1 300 (72.64%) Finance
2 219 (53.03%) Front Office
3 143 (34.62%) Banking
4 72 (17.43%) Investment Banking
5 18 (4.36%) Back Office
6 11 (2.66%) Retail
7 10 (2.42%) Financial Institution
8 5 (1.21%) Prime Brokerage
9 1 (0.24%) German Language
9 1 (0.24%) International Banking
9 1 (0.24%) Legal
Job Titles
1 245 (59.32%) Developer
2 107 (25.91%) Java Developer
3 88 (21.31%) Senior Developer
4 58 (14.04%) Senior Java Developer
5 56 (13.56%) Analyst
6 52 (12.59%) AWS Developer
7 46 (11.14%) Front Office Developer
7 46 (11.14%) Python Developer
8 40 (9.69%) C# Developer
9 30 (7.26%) Lead Developer
10 29 (7.02%) Full Stack Developer
11 27 (6.54%) JavaScript Developer
11 27 (6.54%) Quantitative Developer
12 26 (6.30%) Business Analyst
13 20 (4.84%) AWS Engineer
14 18 (4.36%) Architect
14 18 (4.36%) Senior Quantitative Developer
14 18 (4.36%) Software Engineer
15 17 (4.12%) Senior Python Developer
16 16 (3.87%) Python Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 140 (33.90%) Web Services
2 120 (29.06%) AngularJS
3 111 (26.88%) React
4 81 (19.61%) Vue.js
5 72 (17.43%) .NET
6 67 (16.22%) J2EE
7 58 (14.04%) Node.js
8 56 (13.56%) Kafka
9 51 (12.35%) HTML
10 47 (11.38%) CSS
11 41 (9.93%) FIX Protocol
12 22 (5.33%) J2SE
13 14 (3.39%) Redux
14 13 (3.15%) NumPy
14 13 (3.15%) Pandas
14 13 (3.15%) SciPy
14 13 (3.15%) WPF
15 12 (2.91%) RESTful
16 9 (2.18%) ASP.NET
16 9 (2.18%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 201 (48.67%) Fixed Income
2 197 (47.70%) Derivative
2 197 (47.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 121 (29.30%) Hedge funds
4 58 (14.04%) Greenfield Project
5 57 (13.80%) Blog
6 54 (13.08%) Analytical Skills
7 42 (10.17%) Equity Derivative
8 26 (6.30%) Public Cloud
9 23 (5.57%) Data Structures
10 14 (3.39%) Reference Data
11 8 (1.94%) Exotic Derivative
11 8 (1.94%) Grid Computing
12 6 (1.45%) OTC Derivatives
13 5 (1.21%) Self-Motivation
14 4 (0.97%) Credit Risk
14 4 (0.97%) Virtual Team
15 3 (0.73%) Management Information System
16 2 (0.48%) Client/Server
16 2 (0.48%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 21 (5.08%) Linux
2 15 (3.63%) Unix
3 14 (3.39%) Windows
4 7 (1.69%) Solaris
5 3 (0.73%) Windows 10
6 2 (0.48%) Windows NT
7 1 (0.24%) CentOS
7 1 (0.24%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.24%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.24%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.24%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 206 (49.88%) Agile Software Development
2 177 (42.86%) Asset Management
3 128 (30.99%) Software Engineering
4 120 (29.06%) Investment Management
5 105 (25.42%) Microservices
6 94 (22.76%) Portfolio Management
7 80 (19.37%) OO
8 76 (18.40%) Analytics
9 75 (18.16%) Decision-Making
9 75 (18.16%) TDD
10 52 (12.59%) Open Source
11 50 (12.11%) Continuous Integration
12 45 (10.90%) OOP
13 42 (10.17%) Fund Accounting
14 40 (9.69%) Fund Management
14 40 (9.69%) Quantitative Analysis
15 39 (9.44%) Business Analysis
16 38 (9.20%) Low Latency
17 37 (8.96%) DevOps
18 34 (8.23%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 210 (50.85%) Java
2 166 (40.19%) Python
3 151 (36.56%) JavaScript
4 106 (25.67%) SQL
5 103 (24.94%) C#
6 97 (23.49%) R
7 55 (13.32%) C++
8 22 (5.33%) Kotlin
9 13 (3.15%) Java 8
10 9 (2.18%) PHP
11 7 (1.69%) Perl
12 6 (1.45%) Haskell
12 6 (1.45%) PowerShell
12 6 (1.45%) Shell Script
12 6 (1.45%) VBA
13 5 (1.21%) Scala
14 3 (0.73%) Clojure
14 3 (0.73%) ClojureScript
15 2 (0.48%) Groovy
16 1 (0.24%) PHP 5
Qualifications
1 18 (4.36%) Degree
2 4 (0.97%) CFA
3 2 (0.48%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (0.48%) ISEB
3 2 (0.48%) ISTQB
3 2 (0.48%) Master's Degree
3 2 (0.48%) PMI Certification
3 2 (0.48%) PMP
4 1 (0.24%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (0.24%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (3.39%) QA
2 7 (1.69%) EMIR
2 7 (1.69%) MiFID
3 4 (0.97%) PMO
4 3 (0.73%) Dodd-Frank
5 2 (0.48%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.24%) UCITS
System Software
1 52 (12.59%) Docker
2 1 (0.24%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.24%) HDFS
2 1 (0.24%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (0.24%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 42 (10.17%) Kubernetes
2 37 (8.96%) Terraform
3 6 (1.45%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (0.73%) Ansible
4 3 (0.73%) Control-M
5 2 (0.48%) Consul
5 2 (0.48%) ITRS Geneos
6 1 (0.24%) SCCM
Vendors
1 48 (11.62%) Microsoft
2 31 (7.51%) Remedy
3 25 (6.05%) Oracle
4 20 (4.84%) Bloomberg
5 14 (3.39%) Sybase
6 13 (3.15%) Solace
7 12 (2.91%) Charles River
8 10 (2.42%) Reuters
8 10 (2.42%) Tableau
9 5 (1.21%) Sun
10 4 (0.97%) Google
10 4 (0.97%) HP
10 4 (0.97%) Murex
11 3 (0.73%) Cognos
11 3 (0.73%) DevExpress
11 3 (0.73%) Fidessa
11 3 (0.73%) ION Trading
11 3 (0.73%) MicroStrategy
12 2 (0.48%) CA Agile Central
13 1 (0.24%) Xceptor