Period
to 17 July 2019

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 July 2019 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 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 288 239 135
Rank change year-on-year -49 -104 +81
Contract jobs citing Equities 354 520 807
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.86% 1.12% 1.93%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.45% 3.13% 5.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 251 356 626
London median daily rate £625 £625 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.17% +4.80%
10th Percentile £463 £450 £425
90th Percentile £750 £778 £725
England median daily rate £625 £625 £600
% change year-on-year - +4.17% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
London median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - - -

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 14,447 16,591 15,350
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 35.22% 35.83% 36.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,137 11,797 10,808
London median daily rate £525 £505 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.96% +1.00% +5.82%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £306
90th Percentile £700 £700 £675
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 227 264 231
London median hourly rate £25.30 £22.72 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.36% +0.96% +12.50%
10th Percentile £13.50 £13.04 £12.52
90th Percentile £53.75 £50.00 £50.00
England median hourly rate £20.75 £22.42 £19.66
% change year-on-year -7.45% +14.04% -1.70%

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 17 July 2019.

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 17 July 2019. 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 -29 88 £650 - 24
Equities
England

For the 6 months to 17 July 2019, 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.

1 175 (49.44%) Finance
2 171 (48.31%) Front Office
3 155 (43.79%) Java
4 149 (42.09%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 148 (41.81%) Banking
6 130 (36.72%) Derivative
7 106 (29.94%) Fixed Income
8 104 (29.38%) Agile Software Development
9 70 (19.77%) C#
10 64 (18.08%) SQL
10 64 (18.08%) Investment Banking
11 59 (16.67%) Multithreading
12 57 (16.10%) TDD
12 57 (16.10%) Greenfield Project
13 56 (15.82%) JavaScript
14 55 (15.54%) Asset Management
14 55 (15.54%) Analytics
15 51 (14.41%) .NET
16 50 (14.12%) Unix
16 50 (14.12%) Equity Derivative
16 50 (14.12%) FIX Protocol
17 48 (13.56%) Linux
17 48 (13.56%) SQL Server
18 47 (13.28%) SDLC
19 42 (11.86%) HTML
19 42 (11.86%) Analytical Skills
20 40 (11.30%) Python
21 39 (11.02%) Low Latency
22 37 (10.45%) OO
23 36 (10.17%) Software Engineering

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 13 (3.67%) Confluence
2 7 (1.98%) Elasticsearch
3 6 (1.69%) Apache
4 5 (1.41%) WordPress
5 2 (0.56%) Apache Spark
5 2 (0.56%) Cloud Foundry
6 1 (0.28%) CMS
6 1 (0.28%) GemFire
6 1 (0.28%) Oracle Coherence
6 1 (0.28%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 10 (2.82%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (1.41%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.56%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 20 (5.65%) Endur
2 7 (1.98%) ION MarketView
3 3 (0.85%) SimCorp Dimension
4 2 (0.56%) Global One
5 1 (0.28%) Eikon
5 1 (0.28%) Markit EDM
5 1 (0.28%) Sophis RISQUE
5 1 (0.28%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 24 (6.78%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (3.11%) Power Platform
3 6 (1.69%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.56%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.56%) Google Cloud Platform
4 2 (0.56%) npm
4 2 (0.56%) Yarn
5 1 (0.28%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 1 (0.28%) AWS Lambda
5 1 (0.28%) OpenShift
5 1 (0.28%) PaaS
5 1 (0.28%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.13%) LAN
1 4 (1.13%) Unified Communications
1 4 (1.13%) WAN
2 3 (0.85%) FIX Connectivity
2 3 (0.85%) HTTP
3 2 (0.56%) VSAN
4 1 (0.28%) Firewall
4 1 (0.28%) Intranet
4 1 (0.28%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (13.56%) SQL Server
2 16 (4.52%) Relational Database
3 12 (3.39%) MongoDB
4 11 (3.11%) Power BI
4 11 (3.11%) RDBMS
5 10 (2.82%) NoSQL
6 9 (2.54%) KDB
6 9 (2.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 8 (2.26%) Apache Cassandra
7 8 (2.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 7 (1.98%) Big Data
9 6 (1.69%) Data Warehouse
9 6 (1.69%) Hadoop
9 6 (1.69%) PostgreSQL
10 4 (1.13%) DB2
10 4 (1.13%) Kdb+
10 4 (1.13%) SQL Server 2014
11 3 (0.85%) MySQL
12 2 (0.56%) QlikView
12 2 (0.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 27 (7.63%) JIRA
2 11 (3.11%) Jenkins
2 11 (3.11%) JUnit
3 9 (2.54%) Git (software)
4 6 (1.69%) Maven
4 6 (1.69%) Sonatype Nexus
5 5 (1.41%) gulp
5 5 (1.41%) NUnit
5 5 (1.41%) PhpStorm
5 5 (1.41%) SpecFlow
6 4 (1.13%) Gradle
6 4 (1.13%) Moq
6 4 (1.13%) MSTest
6 4 (1.13%) Rhino Mocks
6 4 (1.13%) TeamCity
7 3 (0.85%) ClearCase
7 3 (0.85%) Cucumber
7 3 (0.85%) Hudson
7 3 (0.85%) RStudio
7 3 (0.85%) Selenium
General
1 175 (49.44%) Finance
2 171 (48.31%) Front Office
3 148 (41.81%) Banking
4 64 (18.08%) Investment Banking
5 17 (4.80%) Financial Institution
6 16 (4.52%) Back Office
6 16 (4.52%) Legal
7 9 (2.54%) Retail
8 3 (0.85%) Greek Language
9 1 (0.28%) Marketing
9 1 (0.28%) Prime Brokerage
9 1 (0.28%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 225 (63.56%) Developer
2 125 (35.31%) Java Developer
3 77 (21.75%) Analyst
4 54 (15.25%) Business Analyst
5 50 (14.12%) Senior Developer
6 45 (12.71%) Senior Java Developer
7 38 (10.73%) C# Developer
8 34 (9.60%) Front Office Developer
9 20 (5.65%) Endur Developer
9 20 (5.65%) Lead Developer
9 20 (5.65%) OpenLink Developer
10 16 (4.52%) React Developer
11 15 (4.24%) Front Office Business Analyst
12 12 (3.39%) C++ Developer
12 12 (3.39%) Charles River Analyst
12 12 (3.39%) Full Stack Developer
13 11 (3.11%) Architect
13 11 (3.11%) Charles River Business Analyst
13 11 (3.11%) Investment Banking Java Developer
13 11 (3.11%) Lead Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (14.41%) .NET
2 50 (14.12%) FIX Protocol
3 42 (11.86%) HTML
4 34 (9.60%) CSS
5 32 (9.04%) React
6 28 (7.91%) AngularJS
7 26 (7.34%) Kafka
8 16 (4.52%) Web Services
8 16 (4.52%) WPF
9 15 (4.24%) HTML5
9 15 (4.24%) Spring
10 14 (3.95%) Vue.js
11 13 (3.67%) J2SE
11 13 (3.67%) Node.js
12 12 (3.39%) J2EE
12 12 (3.39%) REST
13 9 (2.54%) Middleware
13 9 (2.54%) XML
14 8 (2.26%) RESTful
14 8 (2.26%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 149 (42.09%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 130 (36.72%) Derivative
3 106 (29.94%) Fixed Income
4 57 (16.10%) Greenfield Project
5 50 (14.12%) Equity Derivative
6 42 (11.86%) Analytical Skills
7 33 (9.32%) Hedge funds
8 30 (8.47%) Data Structures
9 20 (5.65%) Algorithms
10 16 (4.52%) Data Protection Act
11 13 (3.67%) Exotic Derivative
12 11 (3.11%) OTC Derivatives
13 10 (2.82%) Management Information System
13 10 (2.82%) Self-Motivation
14 9 (2.54%) Credit Risk
15 8 (2.26%) Equity Risk
16 5 (1.41%) SWIFT
17 4 (1.13%) Market Risk
17 4 (1.13%) PMI
17 4 (1.13%) Swaptions
Operating Systems
1 50 (14.12%) Unix
2 48 (13.56%) Linux
3 12 (3.39%) Windows
4 8 (2.26%) Solaris
5 2 (0.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (0.56%) Windows NT
5 2 (0.56%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.28%) CentOS
6 1 (0.28%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.28%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.28%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 104 (29.38%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (16.67%) Multithreading
3 57 (16.10%) TDD
4 55 (15.54%) Analytics
4 55 (15.54%) Asset Management
5 47 (13.28%) SDLC
6 39 (11.02%) Low Latency
7 37 (10.45%) OO
8 36 (10.17%) Software Engineering
9 34 (9.60%) Test Automation
10 32 (9.04%) Electronic Trading
11 31 (8.76%) Continuous Integration
11 31 (8.76%) Unit Testing
12 30 (8.47%) Microservices
13 29 (8.19%) Problem-Solving
14 28 (7.91%) Algorithmic Trading
15 27 (7.63%) Concurrent Programming
15 27 (7.63%) Investment Management
16 26 (7.34%) Business Analysis
16 26 (7.34%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 155 (43.79%) Java
2 70 (19.77%) C#
3 64 (18.08%) SQL
4 56 (15.82%) JavaScript
5 40 (11.30%) Python
6 29 (8.19%) C++
7 24 (6.78%) Perl
8 20 (5.65%) VB.NET
9 17 (4.80%) Java 8
10 12 (3.39%) Shell Script
11 9 (2.54%) Scala
12 7 (1.98%) C
12 7 (1.98%) PHP
13 5 (1.41%) Kotlin
14 4 (1.13%) AWK
14 4 (1.13%) Bash Shell
14 4 (1.13%) Clojure
14 4 (1.13%) C-shell
14 4 (1.13%) T-SQL
14 4 (1.13%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 14 (3.95%) Degree
2 6 (1.69%) PMI Certification
3 5 (1.41%) Computer Science Degree
4 4 (1.13%) Master's Degree
5 3 (0.85%) HNC
5 3 (0.85%) HND
6 2 (0.56%) CISSP
6 2 (0.56%) ISEB
6 2 (0.56%) PMP
7 1 (0.28%) CFA
7 1 (0.28%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.28%) MBA
7 1 (0.28%) Numerate Degree
7 1 (0.28%) SAFe Agilist
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (6.50%) QA
2 12 (3.39%) MiFID
3 5 (1.41%) UCITS
4 4 (1.13%) EMIR
5 3 (0.85%) AIFMD
6 1 (0.28%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 5 (1.41%) Docker
2 4 (1.13%) Virtual Desktop
3 2 (0.56%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.56%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 13 (3.67%) Ansible
2 9 (2.54%) Kubernetes
3 3 (0.85%) Grafana
4 2 (0.56%) Consul
4 2 (0.56%) HP SIM
4 2 (0.56%) Puppet
4 2 (0.56%) Terraform
5 1 (0.28%) Automic
5 1 (0.28%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.28%) SCCM
Vendors
1 25 (7.06%) Microsoft
1 25 (7.06%) Oracle
2 23 (6.50%) OpenLink
3 17 (4.80%) Charles River
3 17 (4.80%) Sybase
4 9 (2.54%) Bloomberg
5 7 (1.98%) ION Trading
6 6 (1.69%) TIBCO
7 4 (1.13%) Fidessa
7 4 (1.13%) GoldenSource
7 4 (1.13%) Reuters
7 4 (1.13%) SimCorp
7 4 (1.13%) Sun
7 4 (1.13%) Tableau
8 3 (0.85%) MapR
8 3 (0.85%) Red Hat
9 2 (0.56%) Calypso
9 2 (0.56%) Dell
9 2 (0.56%) HP
9 2 (0.56%) Murex