Period
to 21 February 2020

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 21 February 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
England > London
6 months to
21 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 185 253 209
Rank change year-on-year +68 -44 -22
Contract jobs citing Equities 402 472 612
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.41% 1.07% 1.30%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.11% 3.05% 3.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 308 326 454
London median daily rate £650 £638 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.96% +6.25% +9.09%
10th Percentile £500 £469 £425
90th Percentile £800 £775 £750
England median daily rate £638 £625 £600
% change year-on-year +2.00% +4.17% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
London median hourly rate £15.00 - £10.00
England median hourly rate £15.00 - £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 London with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 9,784 15,481 17,165
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 34.35% 35.17% 36.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,769 10,946 12,352
London median daily rate £513 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.38% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £300 £313 £305
90th Percentile £710 £700 £688
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +4.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 167 272 264
London median hourly rate £25.68 £23.32 £23.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.14% +0.28% +4.49%
10th Percentile £12.44 £13.00 £12.27
90th Percentile £52.35 £47.50 £47.83
England median hourly rate £23.00 £21.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year +9.52% -2.33% +7.93%

Equities
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Equities in London

Equities
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Equities in London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Equities in London

Equities
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Equities in London over the 6 months to 21 February 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Equities in London

Equities
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Equities in London.

Contractor 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 21 February 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
Central London -4 59 £638 -1.92% 27
East London +56 1 £170 -72.31% 1
Equities
England

For the 6 months to 21 February 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 London region with a requirement for Equities.

1 306 (76.12%) Finance
2 240 (59.70%) Front Office
2 240 (59.70%) Java
3 229 (56.97%) Agile Software Development
4 226 (56.22%) Fixed Income
5 214 (53.23%) Derivative
6 203 (50.50%) Asset Management
7 197 (49.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 187 (46.52%) Python
9 180 (44.78%) AWS
10 178 (44.28%) Web Services
11 156 (38.81%) Software Engineering
12 153 (38.06%) JavaScript
13 140 (34.83%) Hedge funds
14 139 (34.58%) Banking
15 129 (32.09%) AngularJS
16 125 (31.09%) Investment Management
17 121 (30.10%) React
18 110 (27.36%) R
19 108 (26.87%) Portfolio Management
20 107 (26.62%) Decision-Making
21 93 (23.13%) C#
22 92 (22.89%) Azure
23 90 (22.39%) Microservices
24 89 (22.14%) SQL
25 86 (21.39%) GCP
25 86 (21.39%) Vue.js
26 84 (20.90%) J2EE
27 76 (18.91%) Docker
28 72 (17.91%) RStudio

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 14 (3.48%) Cloud Foundry
2 4 (1.00%) Confluence
3 2 (0.50%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.25%) Apache
Applications
1 4 (1.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.25%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 24 (5.97%) Markit EDM
2 15 (3.73%) FINCAD Analytics
2 15 (3.73%) PolarLake
3 13 (3.23%) thinkFolio
4 10 (2.49%) Eagle PACE
5 6 (1.49%) SimCorp Dimension
6 5 (1.24%) ION MarketView
7 1 (0.25%) Bloomberg AIM
7 1 (0.25%) LatentZero
7 1 (0.25%) LongView
7 1 (0.25%) Minerva
7 1 (0.25%) Sophis RISQUE
Cloud Services
1 180 (44.78%) AWS
2 92 (22.89%) Azure
3 86 (21.39%) GCP
4 64 (15.92%) Amazon SQS
5 58 (14.43%) Amazon ECS
5 58 (14.43%) OpenShift
6 52 (12.94%) AWS Lambda
6 52 (12.94%) Serverless
7 51 (12.69%) Amazon S3
8 43 (10.70%) Amazon EC2
8 43 (10.70%) AWS CloudFormation
9 15 (3.73%) AWS Step Functions
10 8 (1.99%) PaaS
11 3 (0.75%) Power Platform
12 1 (0.25%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 17 (4.23%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (14.93%) Amazon Redshift
2 52 (12.94%) SQL Server
3 50 (12.44%) Amazon RDS
4 38 (9.45%) NoSQL
5 28 (6.97%) Amazon Athena
6 27 (6.72%) Flink
7 17 (4.23%) Amazon Aurora
7 17 (4.23%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 15 (3.73%) PostgreSQL
9 8 (1.99%) Data Warehouse
10 7 (1.74%) Hadoop
10 7 (1.74%) QlikView
11 5 (1.24%) OLAP
11 5 (1.24%) SQL Server 2012
12 4 (1.00%) DB2
12 4 (1.00%) MemSQL
12 4 (1.00%) Tick Data
13 3 (0.75%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
13 3 (0.75%) Azure SQL Database
13 3 (0.75%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 72 (17.91%) RStudio
2 58 (14.43%) Artifactory
3 52 (12.94%) Jenkins
4 14 (3.48%) JIRA
5 8 (1.99%) TeamCity
6 5 (1.24%) Log4Net
6 5 (1.24%) Subversion
7 3 (0.75%) Git (software)
7 3 (0.75%) Octopus Deploy
8 2 (0.50%) JMeter
8 2 (0.50%) Selenium
8 2 (0.50%) SpecFlow
8 2 (0.50%) WebDriver
9 1 (0.25%) AdminStudio
9 1 (0.25%) JConsole
9 1 (0.25%) JProfiler
9 1 (0.25%) JUnit
9 1 (0.25%) Maven
9 1 (0.25%) MSI
9 1 (0.25%) VisualVM
General
1 306 (76.12%) Finance
2 240 (59.70%) Front Office
3 139 (34.58%) Banking
4 72 (17.91%) Investment Banking
5 14 (3.48%) Back Office
6 8 (1.99%) Financial Institution
7 7 (1.74%) Retail
8 3 (0.75%) Prime Brokerage
9 1 (0.25%) German Language
9 1 (0.25%) International Banking
9 1 (0.25%) Legal
Job Titles
1 244 (60.70%) Developer
2 117 (29.10%) Java Developer
3 75 (18.66%) Senior Developer
4 73 (18.16%) AWS Developer
5 51 (12.69%) Front Office Developer
5 51 (12.69%) Python Developer
6 50 (12.44%) Senior Java Developer
7 42 (10.45%) Lead Developer
8 39 (9.70%) Analyst
9 32 (7.96%) C# Developer
10 31 (7.71%) AWS Engineer
11 30 (7.46%) JavaScript Developer
12 27 (6.72%) Architect
13 25 (6.22%) Java Software Developer
13 25 (6.22%) Lead Java Developer
14 24 (5.97%) Business Analyst
14 24 (5.97%) Lead Software Developer
15 23 (5.72%) Full Stack Developer
15 23 (5.72%) Java Engineer
15 23 (5.72%) Python Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 178 (44.28%) Web Services
2 129 (32.09%) AngularJS
3 121 (30.10%) React
4 86 (21.39%) Vue.js
5 84 (20.90%) J2EE
6 71 (17.66%) .NET
7 67 (16.67%) Node.js
8 43 (10.70%) J2SE
8 43 (10.70%) Kafka
9 42 (10.45%) HTML
10 41 (10.20%) CSS
11 31 (7.71%) FIX Protocol
12 15 (3.73%) Redux
13 12 (2.99%) WPF
14 11 (2.74%) ASP.NET
15 9 (2.24%) NumPy
15 9 (2.24%) Pandas
15 9 (2.24%) REST
15 9 (2.24%) SciPy
16 8 (1.99%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 226 (56.22%) Fixed Income
2 214 (53.23%) Derivative
3 197 (49.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 140 (34.83%) Hedge funds
5 63 (15.67%) Blog
6 55 (13.68%) Greenfield Project
7 45 (11.19%) Analytical Skills
8 41 (10.20%) Equity Derivative
9 30 (7.46%) Public Cloud
10 24 (5.97%) Data Structures
11 21 (5.22%) Reference Data
12 6 (1.49%) Credit Risk
12 6 (1.49%) Grid Computing
13 5 (1.24%) Exotic Derivative
13 5 (1.24%) OTC Derivatives
14 3 (0.75%) Self-Motivation
15 2 (0.50%) Algorithms
15 2 (0.50%) Client/Server
15 2 (0.50%) Management Information System
15 2 (0.50%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 9 (2.24%) Linux
1 9 (2.24%) Windows
2 5 (1.24%) Unix
3 1 (0.25%) Windows 10
3 1 (0.25%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 229 (56.97%) Agile Software Development
2 203 (50.50%) Asset Management
3 156 (38.81%) Software Engineering
4 125 (31.09%) Investment Management
5 108 (26.87%) Portfolio Management
6 107 (26.62%) Decision-Making
7 90 (22.39%) Microservices
8 72 (17.91%) TDD
9 70 (17.41%) OO
10 69 (17.16%) Analytics
10 69 (17.16%) DevOps
11 58 (14.43%) Open Source
12 49 (12.19%) Business Analysis
13 46 (11.44%) Continuous Integration
14 44 (10.95%) Deployment Automation
15 42 (10.45%) Fund Management
16 40 (9.95%) Low Latency
17 39 (9.70%) OOP
18 38 (9.45%) Fund Accounting
19 33 (8.21%) Quantitative Analysis
Programming Languages
1 240 (59.70%) Java
2 187 (46.52%) Python
3 153 (38.06%) JavaScript
4 110 (27.36%) R
5 93 (23.13%) C#
6 89 (22.14%) SQL
7 60 (14.93%) C++
8 24 (5.97%) Kotlin
9 9 (2.24%) PHP
10 7 (1.74%) Java 8
11 6 (1.49%) Haskell
12 4 (1.00%) PowerShell
12 4 (1.00%) Scala
13 3 (0.75%) C
13 3 (0.75%) Clojure
13 3 (0.75%) ClojureScript
14 2 (0.50%) Perl
14 2 (0.50%) VBA
15 1 (0.25%) PL/SQL
15 1 (0.25%) VB
Qualifications
1 15 (3.73%) Degree
2 1 (0.25%) ACCA
2 1 (0.25%) CFA
2 1 (0.25%) CIMA
2 1 (0.25%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (0.25%) ISEB
2 1 (0.25%) ISTQB
2 1 (0.25%) Master's Degree
2 1 (0.25%) PhD
2 1 (0.25%) PMI Certification
2 1 (0.25%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.24%) QA
2 5 (1.24%) EMIR
2 5 (1.24%) MiFID
3 4 (1.00%) PMO
4 2 (0.50%) Dodd-Frank
5 1 (0.25%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.25%) GAAP
5 1 (0.25%) IFRS
5 1 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.25%) UCITS
System Software
1 76 (18.91%) Docker
2 1 (0.25%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.25%) HDFS
2 1 (0.25%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (0.25%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 61 (15.17%) Kubernetes
2 59 (14.68%) Terraform
3 6 (1.49%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (0.75%) Control-M
5 2 (0.50%) Ansible
6 1 (0.25%) Consul
6 1 (0.25%) ITRS Geneos
6 1 (0.25%) SCCM
Vendors
1 41 (10.20%) Microsoft
2 31 (7.71%) Remedy
3 25 (6.22%) Bloomberg
4 18 (4.48%) Charles River
5 16 (3.98%) Oracle
6 13 (3.23%) Google
6 13 (3.23%) Solace
7 9 (2.24%) Reuters
8 7 (1.74%) Tableau
9 6 (1.49%) Calypso
9 6 (1.49%) GoldenSource
9 6 (1.49%) SimCorp
10 5 (1.24%) ION Trading
10 5 (1.24%) Sybase
11 4 (1.00%) HP
11 4 (1.00%) Murex
12 3 (0.75%) Cognos
12 3 (0.75%) DevExpress
12 3 (0.75%) Fidessa
12 3 (0.75%) MicroStrategy