Period
to 28 January 2022

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 28 January 2022 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
28 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 196 118 196
Rank change year-on-year -78 +78 +59
Contract jobs citing Equities 545 425 409
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 1.45% 2.36% 1.36%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.29% 6.69% 4.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 477 397 290
10th Percentile £533 £438 £499
25th Percentile £538 £538 £558
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £625 £600 £650
Median % change year-on-year +4.17% -7.69% +4.00%
75th Percentile £713 £700 £725
90th Percentile £800 £800 £800
England median daily rate £625 £600 £650
% change year-on-year +4.17% -7.69% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
10th Percentile - - £20.24
25th Percentile - - £29.03
Median hourly rate - - £44.00
75th Percentile - - £58.66
90th Percentile - - £67.26
England median hourly rate - - £44.00

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 12,697 6,349 9,362
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 33.76% 35.28% 31.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,402 4,565 6,694
10th Percentile £375 £315 £300
25th Percentile £475 £413 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £575 £525 £525
Median % change year-on-year +9.52% - -
75th Percentile £700 £638 £625
90th Percentile £788 £725 £713
England median daily rate £540 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +13.68% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 166 88 121
10th Percentile £19.25 £14.61 £12.44
25th Percentile £24.50 £22.44 £16.63
Median hourly rate £43.77 £28.02 £22.50
Median % change year-on-year +56.21% +24.53% -2.17%
75th Percentile £52.50 £46.00 £36.70
90th Percentile £64.38 £59.13 £52.25
England median hourly rate £25.00 £26.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year -5.66% +29.27% +0.61%

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 28 January 2022.

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 28 January 2022. 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
Jobs
Central London -12 64 £700 +23.62% 24
South London - 1 £200 - 2
Equities
England

For the 6 months to 28 January 2022, 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.

1 424 (77.80%) Finance
2 383 (70.28%) Front Office
3 295 (54.13%) Python
4 278 (51.01%) React
5 270 (49.54%) Software Engineering
6 263 (48.26%) Asset Management
7 261 (47.89%) Fixed Income
8 257 (47.16%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 252 (46.24%) Agile Software Development
10 250 (45.87%) AWS
11 230 (42.20%) Derivative
12 229 (42.02%) Investment Management
13 225 (41.28%) Full Stack Development
14 222 (40.73%) JavaScript
15 220 (40.37%) Java
16 209 (38.35%) SQL
17 197 (36.15%) TypeScript
18 185 (33.94%) Analytics
19 159 (29.17%) Azure
20 155 (28.44%) Banking
21 145 (26.61%) Hedge funds
22 140 (25.69%) GCP
23 124 (22.75%) Social Skills
24 123 (22.57%) CI/CD
25 110 (20.18%) C#
26 109 (20.00%) Investment Banking
27 85 (15.60%) AngularJS
28 79 (14.50%) Front End Development
29 76 (13.94%) Low Latency
29 76 (13.94%) .NET

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 (2.57%) Apache Airflow
2 13 (2.39%) Apache
3 6 (1.10%) Confluence
4 2 (0.37%) MQSeries
4 2 (0.37%) SAS
5 1 (0.18%) Cloud Foundry
5 1 (0.18%) Jetty
5 1 (0.18%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 31 (5.69%) Microsoft Excel
2 11 (2.02%) Microsoft Project
3 4 (0.73%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.55%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.37%) Microsoft Office
5 2 (0.37%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (0.73%) SimCorp Dimension
2 2 (0.37%) Markit EDM
2 2 (0.37%) PeopleSoft Financials
3 1 (0.18%) Bloomberg TOMS
3 1 (0.18%) Eagle PACE
3 1 (0.18%) Minerva
3 1 (0.18%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 1 (0.18%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 250 (45.87%) AWS
2 159 (29.17%) Azure
3 140 (25.69%) GCP
4 37 (6.79%) Serverless
5 32 (5.87%) Amazon EC2
6 31 (5.69%) Amazon S3
6 31 (5.69%) AWS Lambda
7 16 (2.94%) npm
7 16 (2.94%) Yarn
8 5 (0.92%) IaaS
9 4 (0.73%) GitHub
10 3 (0.55%) Azure Functions
10 3 (0.55%) OpenShift
11 1 (0.18%) AWS CloudFormation
11 1 (0.18%) Azure Monitor
11 1 (0.18%) Azure Service Bus
11 1 (0.18%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 12 (2.20%) Multicast
2 5 (0.92%) Firewall
3 3 (0.55%) FIX Connectivity
4 2 (0.37%) HTTP
5 1 (0.18%) BGP
5 1 (0.18%) Network Security
5 1 (0.18%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (5.69%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 30 (5.50%) SQL Server
3 14 (2.57%) KDB
4 13 (2.39%) Amazon Athena
4 13 (2.39%) Apache Ignite
5 12 (2.20%) NoSQL
6 10 (1.83%) Oracle Database
7 5 (0.92%) MongoDB
8 4 (0.73%) Big Data
9 3 (0.55%) Metadata
9 3 (0.55%) Relational Database
10 2 (0.37%) Azure SQL Database
10 2 (0.37%) Data Warehouse
10 2 (0.37%) Oracle Reports
11 1 (0.18%) Hazelcast
11 1 (0.18%) Power BI
11 1 (0.18%) Redis
11 1 (0.18%) Snowflake Schema
11 1 (0.18%) Tableau
11 1 (0.18%) VLDB
Development Applications
1 26 (4.77%) webpack
2 22 (4.04%) JIRA
3 17 (3.12%) Selenium
4 16 (2.94%) Jasmine
4 16 (2.94%) Karma Test Runner
4 16 (2.94%) Mocha
4 16 (2.94%) rollup.js
4 16 (2.94%) Storybook
5 14 (2.57%) Git (software)
6 5 (0.92%) TeamCity
7 3 (0.55%) Jenkins
7 3 (0.55%) JUnit
8 2 (0.37%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 2 (0.37%) Cucumber
8 2 (0.37%) JMeter
8 2 (0.37%) Maven
8 2 (0.37%) Moq
8 2 (0.37%) Octopus Deploy
8 2 (0.37%) Oracle APEX
8 2 (0.37%) Subversion
General
1 424 (77.80%) Finance
2 383 (70.28%) Front Office
3 155 (28.44%) Banking
4 124 (22.75%) Social Skills
5 109 (20.00%) Investment Banking
6 42 (7.71%) Analytical Skills
7 16 (2.94%) Organisational Skills
8 12 (2.20%) Back Office
8 12 (2.20%) Influencing Skills
9 5 (0.92%) Financial Institution
10 4 (0.73%) International Banking
10 4 (0.73%) Legal
10 4 (0.73%) Presentation Skills
11 3 (0.55%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.18%) General Ledger
12 1 (0.18%) Inclusion and Diversity
12 1 (0.18%) Prime Brokerage
12 1 (0.18%) Synthetic Prime Brokerage
Job Titles
1 381 (69.91%) Developer
2 159 (29.17%) Software Engineer
3 158 (28.99%) Developer/Software Engineer
4 157 (28.81%) Python Developer
5 143 (26.24%) Python Engineer
6 129 (23.67%) AWS Developer
6 129 (23.67%) AWS Engineer
7 105 (19.27%) Java Developer
8 80 (14.68%) Python Software Engineer
9 68 (12.48%) Analyst
10 67 (12.29%) Front Office Developer
11 66 (12.11%) AWS Software Engineer
12 61 (11.19%) React Developer
13 52 (9.54%) Business Analyst
14 46 (8.44%) Lead Developer
15 45 (8.26%) JavaScript Developer
16 44 (8.07%) Full Stack Developer
17 32 (5.87%) UI Developer
18 30 (5.50%) JavaScript Engineer
18 30 (5.50%) UI Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 278 (51.01%) React
2 85 (15.60%) AngularJS
3 76 (13.94%) .NET
4 66 (12.11%) Node.js
5 59 (10.83%) Vue.js
6 48 (8.81%) Pandas
7 47 (8.62%) NumPy
8 44 (8.07%) FIX Protocol
9 39 (7.16%) SciPy
10 36 (6.61%) ASP.NET
11 33 (6.06%) .NET Core
11 33 (6.06%) ASP.NET Web API
12 32 (5.87%) ASP.NET Core
12 32 (5.87%) HTML
13 29 (5.32%) Protocol Buffers
14 28 (5.14%) gRPC
15 27 (4.95%) CSS
16 26 (4.77%) OpenFin
17 21 (3.85%) Middleware
18 18 (3.30%) Rendezvous
Miscellaneous
1 261 (47.89%) Fixed Income
2 257 (47.16%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 230 (42.20%) Derivative
4 145 (26.61%) Hedge funds
5 51 (9.36%) User Experience
6 43 (7.89%) Greenfield Project
7 28 (5.14%) Credit Derivative
8 20 (3.67%) Algorithms
8 20 (3.67%) Credit Risk
8 20 (3.67%) Data Structures
9 18 (3.30%) Market Risk
10 13 (2.39%) Reference Data
11 11 (2.02%) Equity Derivative
12 9 (1.65%) OTC Derivatives
13 6 (1.10%) Analytical Mindset
13 6 (1.10%) Cloud Native
14 5 (0.92%) Data Protection Act
14 5 (0.92%) Public Cloud
15 3 (0.55%) Management Information System
15 3 (0.55%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 42 (7.71%) Linux
2 35 (6.42%) Unix
3 11 (2.02%) Windows
4 2 (0.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (0.37%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 270 (49.54%) Software Engineering
2 263 (48.26%) Asset Management
3 252 (46.24%) Agile Software Development
4 229 (42.02%) Investment Management
5 225 (41.28%) Full Stack Development
6 185 (33.94%) Analytics
7 123 (22.57%) CI/CD
8 79 (14.50%) Front End Development
9 76 (13.94%) Low Latency
10 62 (11.38%) DevOps
11 50 (9.17%) Problem-Solving
12 45 (8.26%) Electronic Trading
12 45 (8.26%) Visualisation
13 41 (7.52%) Microservices
14 38 (6.97%) Portfolio Management
15 37 (6.79%) Data Analytics
16 35 (6.42%) Fintech
16 35 (6.42%) UX Design
17 34 (6.24%) Migration
18 32 (5.87%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 295 (54.13%) Python
2 222 (40.73%) JavaScript
3 220 (40.37%) Java
4 209 (38.35%) SQL
5 197 (36.15%) TypeScript
6 110 (20.18%) C#
7 64 (11.74%) C++
8 48 (8.81%) Kotlin
9 26 (4.77%) ES6
10 20 (3.67%) VBA
11 19 (3.49%) Scala
12 18 (3.30%) Java 9
13 17 (3.12%) Shell Script
14 11 (2.02%) Bash
15 7 (1.28%) Perl
16 5 (0.92%) Java 11
17 3 (0.55%) Lua
18 2 (0.37%) PowerShell
18 2 (0.37%) T-SQL
18 2 (0.37%) XAML
Qualifications
1 15 (2.75%) Degree
2 10 (1.83%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (0.37%) PhD
4 1 (0.18%) CCNA
4 1 (0.18%) CCNP
4 1 (0.18%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (0.18%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (9.91%) QA
2 13 (2.39%) Data Quality
3 7 (1.28%) MiFID
4 6 (1.10%) EMIR
5 3 (0.55%) Dodd-Frank
5 3 (0.55%) UCITS
6 1 (0.18%) Basel II
6 1 (0.18%) COREP
System Software
1 69 (12.66%) Docker
Systems Management
1 65 (11.93%) Terraform
2 44 (8.07%) Kubernetes
3 7 (1.28%) ITRS Geneos
4 2 (0.37%) Ansible
4 2 (0.37%) Control-M
5 1 (0.18%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 37 (6.79%) Oracle
2 19 (3.49%) ION Trading
3 18 (3.30%) TIBCO
4 16 (2.94%) Microsoft
5 13 (2.39%) Sybase
6 11 (2.02%) Fidessa
7 6 (1.10%) Bloomberg
7 6 (1.10%) IBM
8 4 (0.73%) Charles River
8 4 (0.73%) Citrix
8 4 (0.73%) SimCorp
8 4 (0.73%) Splunk
9 3 (0.55%) Atlassian
10 2 (0.37%) FIS
10 2 (0.37%) Murex
10 2 (0.37%) PeopleSoft
10 2 (0.37%) Red Hat
10 2 (0.37%) Refinitiv
10 2 (0.37%) Rogue Wave
11 1 (0.18%) Sparx