Period
to 17 September 2021

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Equities in contract job vacancies advertised in London. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Equities over the 6 months to 17 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
England > London
6 months to
17 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 234 77 282
Rank change year-on-year -157 +205 -47
Contract jobs citing Equities 391 449 369
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 1.17% 3.33% 0.94%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.56% 9.12% 2.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 352 428 253
10th Percentile £463 £500 £461
25th Percentile £550 £538 £550
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £650 £600 £625
Median % change year-on-year +8.33% -4.00% +4.17%
75th Percentile £708 £750 £706
90th Percentile £775 £813 £750
England 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
England 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 London with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 10,974 4,921 12,469
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 32.81% 36.44% 31.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,931 3,548 8,921
10th Percentile £363 £315 £315
25th Percentile £463 £425 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £555 £538 £525
Median % change year-on-year +3.26% +2.38% -
75th Percentile £675 £663 £625
90th Percentile £750 £750 £700
England median daily rate £525 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 152 67 157
10th Percentile £14.52 £15.56 £12.76
25th Percentile £20.26 £25.00 £15.98
Median hourly rate £32.50 £37.75 £22.93
Median % change year-on-year -13.91% +64.63% -2.43%
75th Percentile £47.77 £47.75 £48.75
90th Percentile £62.65 £53.50 £53.00
England median hourly rate £25.00 £31.61 £20.96
% change year-on-year -20.91% +50.85% -1.39%

Equities
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Equities in London

Equities
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Daily rate trend for Equities in London

Equities
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Equities in London over the 6 months to 17 September 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Equities in London

Equities
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Hourly rate trend for Equities in London

Equities
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Equities within the London region over the 6 months to 17 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
Central London -13 52 £675 +8.00% 25
South London - 3 £650 - 1
Equities
England

For the 6 months to 17 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 London region with a requirement for Equities.

1 250 (63.94%) Finance
2 240 (61.38%) Front Office
3 228 (58.31%) Fixed Income
4 216 (55.24%) Java
5 182 (46.55%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 178 (45.52%) Python
7 151 (38.62%) Derivative
8 144 (36.83%) Banking
9 140 (35.81%) Agile Software Development
10 139 (35.55%) AWS
11 133 (34.02%) Software Engineering
12 130 (33.25%) Asset Management
13 127 (32.48%) JavaScript
14 118 (30.18%) React
15 115 (29.41%) Full Stack Development
16 110 (28.13%) Analytics
17 107 (27.37%) SQL
18 101 (25.83%) Investment Banking
19 92 (23.53%) TypeScript
20 90 (23.02%) Investment Management
21 84 (21.48%) Web Services
21 84 (21.48%) AngularJS
22 81 (20.72%) C#
23 80 (20.46%) Azure
24 73 (18.67%) Kotlin
25 66 (16.88%) Social Skills
26 65 (16.62%) Low Latency
27 64 (16.37%) GCP
27 64 (16.37%) Hedge funds
28 62 (15.86%) C++

Equities
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 (5.12%) Apache Airflow
2 18 (4.60%) Apache
3 8 (2.05%) Apache Spark
4 6 (1.53%) Cloud Foundry
5 4 (1.02%) Confluence
6 3 (0.77%) JBoss
6 3 (0.77%) WebLogic
7 2 (0.51%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.26%) DataSynapse
8 1 (0.26%) Tomcat
Applications
1 23 (5.88%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (1.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (1.02%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.26%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (1.02%) Oracle Assets
1 4 (1.02%) Oracle EBS
1 4 (1.02%) Oracle E-Business Tax
1 4 (1.02%) Oracle FAH
1 4 (1.02%) Oracle Financials
1 4 (1.02%) Oracle General Ledger
1 4 (1.02%) Oracle Internet Expenses
1 4 (1.02%) Oracle iProcurement
1 4 (1.02%) Oracle Payables
1 4 (1.02%) Oracle Receivables
1 4 (1.02%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
2 3 (0.77%) Markit EDM
2 3 (0.77%) thinkFolio
3 2 (0.51%) Eagle PACE
4 1 (0.26%) Advent Geneva
4 1 (0.26%) Eikon
4 1 (0.26%) Global One
4 1 (0.26%) LatentZero
4 1 (0.26%) LongView
Cloud Services
1 139 (35.55%) AWS
2 80 (20.46%) Azure
3 64 (16.37%) GCP
4 46 (11.76%) Serverless
5 45 (11.51%) Amazon S3
6 44 (11.25%) Amazon EC2
7 43 (11.00%) AWS Lambda
8 6 (1.53%) npm
8 6 (1.53%) Yarn
9 5 (1.28%) Power Platform
10 2 (0.51%) Azure Service Bus
11 1 (0.26%) Amazon EMR
11 1 (0.26%) Amazon Kinesis
11 1 (0.26%) Amazon SQS
11 1 (0.26%) AWS CloudFormation
11 1 (0.26%) GitHub
11 1 (0.26%) OpenShift
11 1 (0.26%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (2.30%) Firewall
1 9 (2.30%) Multicast
1 9 (2.30%) Wireshark
2 8 (2.05%) tcpdump
3 7 (1.79%) BGP
4 3 (0.77%) FIX Connectivity
5 2 (0.51%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (11.00%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 23 (5.88%) SQL Server
3 17 (4.35%) Amazon Athena
3 17 (4.35%) Apache Ignite
4 12 (3.07%) Relational Database
5 9 (2.30%) KDB
6 8 (2.05%) Big Data
7 5 (1.28%) Power BI
8 4 (1.02%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (1.02%) Hazelcast
8 4 (1.02%) Oracle BI EE
9 3 (0.77%) Apache Hive
9 3 (0.77%) Hadoop
9 3 (0.77%) Tableau
10 2 (0.51%) Data Mining
10 2 (0.51%) Metadata
10 2 (0.51%) MongoDB
10 2 (0.51%) NoSQL
10 2 (0.51%) RDBMS
10 2 (0.51%) VLDB
Development Applications
1 19 (4.86%) JIRA
2 13 (3.32%) Jenkins
3 6 (1.53%) Jasmine
3 6 (1.53%) Karma Test Runner
3 6 (1.53%) Mocha
3 6 (1.53%) Selenium
3 6 (1.53%) Storybook
3 6 (1.53%) webpack
4 5 (1.28%) TeamCity
5 4 (1.02%) Git (software)
6 3 (0.77%) Octopus Deploy
7 2 (0.51%) Artifactory
7 2 (0.51%) Bitbucket
7 2 (0.51%) Maven
7 2 (0.51%) Moq
7 2 (0.51%) Subversion
8 1 (0.26%) Bitbucket Server
8 1 (0.26%) CircleCI
8 1 (0.26%) Gatling
8 1 (0.26%) JUnit
General
1 250 (63.94%) Finance
2 240 (61.38%) Front Office
3 144 (36.83%) Banking
4 101 (25.83%) Investment Banking
5 66 (16.88%) Social Skills
6 29 (7.42%) Analytical Skills
7 13 (3.32%) Financial Institution
8 10 (2.56%) Prime Brokerage
9 4 (1.02%) Back Office
10 3 (0.77%) Influencing Skills
10 3 (0.77%) Presentation Skills
11 2 (0.51%) Advertising
11 2 (0.51%) Law
11 2 (0.51%) Legal
11 2 (0.51%) Organisational Skills
11 2 (0.51%) Private Banking
12 1 (0.26%) Documentation Skills
12 1 (0.26%) Publishing
12 1 (0.26%) Retail
12 1 (0.26%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 257 (65.73%) Developer
2 94 (24.04%) Python Developer
3 89 (22.76%) Front Office Developer
4 76 (19.44%) Java Developer
5 63 (16.11%) Python Engineer
6 58 (14.83%) Software Engineer
7 57 (14.58%) Developer/Software Engineer
8 56 (14.32%) JavaScript Developer
9 53 (13.55%) Analyst
10 49 (12.53%) Python Software Engineer
11 41 (10.49%) React Developer
12 38 (9.72%) Lead Developer
13 32 (8.18%) JavaScript Engineer
14 28 (7.16%) Business Analyst
15 26 (6.65%) AWS Developer
15 26 (6.65%) Investment Banking Java Developer
16 25 (6.39%) AWS Engineer
16 25 (6.39%) C# Developer
16 25 (6.39%) Electronic Trading Developer
16 25 (6.39%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 118 (30.18%) React
2 84 (21.48%) AngularJS
2 84 (21.48%) Web Services
3 58 (14.83%) Node.js
4 53 (13.55%) Vue.js
5 37 (9.46%) Middleware
6 31 (7.93%) .NET
7 30 (7.67%) FIX Protocol
8 28 (7.16%) GraphQL
9 24 (6.14%) Rendezvous
10 16 (4.09%) Pandas
11 15 (3.84%) Kafka
12 14 (3.58%) Spring
13 13 (3.32%) NumPy
14 11 (2.81%) HTML
15 10 (2.56%) Express
16 9 (2.30%) Shiny
16 9 (2.30%) WPF
16 9 (2.30%) XML
17 8 (2.05%) Jest
Miscellaneous
1 228 (58.31%) Fixed Income
2 182 (46.55%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 151 (38.62%) Derivative
4 64 (16.37%) Hedge funds
5 33 (8.44%) Credit Risk
6 23 (5.88%) Algorithms
7 15 (3.84%) Data Structures
8 14 (3.58%) User Experience
9 12 (3.07%) Equity Derivative
9 12 (3.07%) Market Risk
10 11 (2.81%) Reference Data
11 10 (2.56%) Legacy Systems
12 9 (2.30%) Data Protection Act
13 8 (2.05%) Greenfield Project
14 6 (1.53%) Credit Derivative
15 5 (1.28%) OTC Derivatives
16 3 (0.77%) Analytical Mindset
16 3 (0.77%) Cloud Native
16 3 (0.77%) Interest Rate Derivative
16 3 (0.77%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 47 (12.02%) Unix
2 46 (11.76%) Linux
3 17 (4.35%) Windows
4 8 (2.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.26%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 140 (35.81%) Agile Software Development
2 133 (34.02%) Software Engineering
3 130 (33.25%) Asset Management
4 115 (29.41%) Full Stack Development
5 110 (28.13%) Analytics
6 90 (23.02%) Investment Management
7 65 (16.62%) Low Latency
8 57 (14.58%) Electronic Trading
9 39 (9.97%) Multithreading
9 39 (9.97%) Problem-Solving
10 36 (9.21%) Requirements Gathering
11 33 (8.44%) Portfolio Management
12 30 (7.67%) Risk Analytics
13 26 (6.65%) Order Management
14 25 (6.39%) DevOps
14 25 (6.39%) High Availability
14 25 (6.39%) Multithreaded Programming
15 23 (5.88%) Mathematics
16 22 (5.63%) Configuration Management
16 22 (5.63%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 216 (55.24%) Java
2 178 (45.52%) Python
3 127 (32.48%) JavaScript
4 107 (27.37%) SQL
5 92 (23.53%) TypeScript
6 81 (20.72%) C#
7 73 (18.67%) Kotlin
8 62 (15.86%) C++
9 35 (8.95%) Scala
10 23 (5.88%) Java 9
11 12 (3.07%) VBA
12 11 (2.81%) Perl
13 10 (2.56%) R
14 9 (2.30%) Shell Script
15 6 (1.53%) ES6
15 6 (1.53%) PHP
15 6 (1.53%) VB
16 5 (1.28%) T-SQL
17 4 (1.02%) Java 8
18 2 (0.51%) Java 11
Qualifications
1 21 (5.37%) Degree
2 5 (1.28%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (0.51%) MBA
4 1 (0.26%) ACCA
4 1 (0.26%) CIMA
4 1 (0.26%) Numerate Degree
4 1 (0.26%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.05%) QA
2 6 (1.53%) Data Quality
3 5 (1.28%) MiFID
4 4 (1.02%) SLA
5 3 (0.77%) UCITS
6 2 (0.51%) EMIR
7 1 (0.26%) Basel II
System Software
1 21 (5.37%) Docker
2 1 (0.26%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 25 (6.39%) Kubernetes
2 11 (2.81%) Ansible
3 10 (2.56%) ITRS Geneos
3 10 (2.56%) Terraform
4 9 (2.30%) Puppet
5 3 (0.77%) Control-M
6 1 (0.26%) Hadoop YARN
6 1 (0.26%) Istio
6 1 (0.26%) Oozie
Vendors
1 28 (7.16%) Oracle
2 25 (6.39%) TIBCO
3 23 (5.88%) ION Trading
4 15 (3.84%) Citrix
5 10 (2.56%) Microsoft
6 9 (2.30%) Red Hat
7 8 (2.05%) Sybase
8 4 (1.02%) Charles River
9 3 (0.77%) Google
10 2 (0.51%) Alteryx
10 2 (0.51%) Bloomberg
10 2 (0.51%) Refinitiv
10 2 (0.51%) Splunk
10 2 (0.51%) Sun
11 1 (0.26%) Cloudera
11 1 (0.26%) Databricks
11 1 (0.26%) Dataiku
11 1 (0.26%) Fidessa
11 1 (0.26%) FIS
11 1 (0.26%) Solace