Period
to 23 September 2018

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 23 September 2018 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
23 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 228 141 237
Rank change year-on-year -87 +96 -55
Contract jobs citing Equities 557 848 485
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.23% 1.93% 1.08%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.19% 4.94% 2.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 374 659 300
London median daily rate £600 £600 £575
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.35% +4.55%
10th Percentile £463 £424 £425
90th Percentile £759 £725 £738
England median daily rate £600 £600 £575
% change year-on-year - +4.35% +4.55%
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 17,449 17,183 16,939
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 38.66% 39.08% 37.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,546 12,281 12,112
London median daily rate £520 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £320 £313 £286
90th Percentile £688 £675 £650
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 258 219 237
London median hourly rate £24.00 £21.90 £19.23
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.59% +13.88% -1.38%
10th Percentile £13.16 £12.78 £11.25
90th Percentile £54.87 £47.57 £50.48
England median hourly rate £21.76 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +8.80% - +11.11%

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 23 September 2018.

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 23 September 2018. 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 -60 142 £615 +6.96% 26
East London -31 2 £625 +4.17% 2
South London -45 1 - - 1
Equities
England

For the 6 months to 23 September 2018, 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.

1 289 (51.89%) Front Office
2 267 (47.94%) Finance
3 232 (41.65%) Fixed Income
4 227 (40.75%) Java
5 218 (39.14%) Agile Software Development
6 211 (37.88%) Derivative
7 202 (36.27%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 173 (31.06%) Banking
9 143 (25.67%) C#
10 133 (23.88%) SQL
11 131 (23.52%) Asset Management
12 124 (22.26%) Multithreading
13 112 (20.11%) Low Latency
14 91 (16.34%) .NET
14 91 (16.34%) Investment Banking
15 81 (14.54%) TDD
16 70 (12.57%) Amazon AWS
17 69 (12.39%) Electronic Trading
18 66 (11.85%) FIX Protocol
18 66 (11.85%) SQL Server
18 66 (11.85%) Analytics
19 65 (11.67%) Continuous Integration
20 63 (11.31%) Algorithmic Trading
21 60 (10.77%) Linux
21 60 (10.77%) Problem-Solving
22 56 (10.05%) Python
23 55 (9.87%) JavaScript
23 55 (9.87%) Software Engineering
24 52 (9.34%) Equity Derivative
24 52 (9.34%) Analytical Skills

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 21 (3.77%) Confluence
2 14 (2.51%) Mule
3 13 (2.33%) Apache
4 12 (2.15%) Elasticsearch
5 10 (1.80%) WordPress
6 6 (1.08%) WebLogic
7 5 (0.90%) Apache Spark
8 4 (0.72%) JBoss
9 3 (0.54%) GlassFish
9 3 (0.54%) nginx
9 3 (0.54%) SharePoint
9 3 (0.54%) WebSphere
9 3 (0.54%) WebSphere Application Server
10 2 (0.36%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 2 (0.36%) Oracle Coherence
10 2 (0.36%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.18%) GemFire
11 1 (0.18%) JCAPS
11 1 (0.18%) Mule ESB
Applications
1 15 (2.69%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (0.90%) MS Visio
3 4 (0.72%) Microsoft Office
4 3 (0.54%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.36%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.18%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.18%) InVision
6 1 (0.18%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 35 (6.28%) thinkFolio
2 24 (4.31%) Markit EDM
3 16 (2.87%) Eagle PACE
3 16 (2.87%) PolarLake
4 15 (2.69%) Bloomberg AIM
5 14 (2.51%) Front Arena
6 11 (1.97%) ION MarketView
7 6 (1.08%) LatentZero
8 4 (0.72%) Eikon
9 3 (0.54%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 2 (0.36%) IntelliMatch
11 1 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
11 1 (0.18%) Endur
11 1 (0.18%) Minerva
11 1 (0.18%) Oracle Cash Management
11 1 (0.18%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
11 1 (0.18%) Summit
11 1 (0.18%) Tesseract
Cloud Services
1 70 (12.57%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (1.08%) AWS Lambda
2 6 (1.08%) Serverless
3 5 (0.90%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 5 (0.90%) Amazon EC2
3 5 (0.90%) Amazon S3
3 5 (0.90%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (0.72%) SaaS
5 3 (0.54%) CloudFront
5 3 (0.54%) GitHub
5 3 (0.54%) Route 53
5 3 (0.54%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 2 (0.36%) Amazon EMR
6 2 (0.36%) AWS CloudTrail
6 2 (0.36%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.18%) Adobe Creative Cloud
7 1 (0.18%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.18%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (0.18%) npm
7 1 (0.18%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 9 (1.62%) FIX Connectivity
2 4 (0.72%) LAN
2 4 (0.72%) MPLS
2 4 (0.72%) Network Security
2 4 (0.72%) VPN
2 4 (0.72%) WAN
3 3 (0.54%) DHCP
3 3 (0.54%) DNS
3 3 (0.54%) Firewall
3 3 (0.54%) VLAN
4 2 (0.36%) DMZ
4 2 (0.36%) FTP
4 2 (0.36%) Multicast
5 1 (0.18%) DSL
5 1 (0.18%) DWDM
5 1 (0.18%) InfiniBand
5 1 (0.18%) Internet
5 1 (0.18%) Intranet
5 1 (0.18%) Kerberos
5 1 (0.18%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (11.85%) SQL Server
2 26 (4.67%) Relational Database
3 19 (3.41%) NoSQL
4 15 (2.69%) RDBMS
5 12 (2.15%) PostgreSQL
5 12 (2.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 11 (1.97%) Big Data
6 11 (1.97%) KDB
7 10 (1.80%) Data Warehouse
8 9 (1.62%) SQL Server 2012
8 9 (1.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 6 (1.08%) Apache Cassandra
9 6 (1.08%) QlikView
9 6 (1.08%) SQL Server 2016
10 5 (0.90%) Amazon RDS
10 5 (0.90%) Kdb+
10 5 (0.90%) MongoDB
11 4 (0.72%) Data Mart
11 4 (0.72%) Data Mining
11 4 (0.72%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 46 (8.26%) Jenkins
1 46 (8.26%) JIRA
2 43 (7.72%) TeamCity
3 31 (5.57%) Git (software)
4 26 (4.67%) SpecFlow
5 25 (4.49%) MSBuild
6 24 (4.31%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 23 (4.13%) Octopus Deploy
8 21 (3.77%) Maven
9 17 (3.05%) Visual Studio Team System
10 16 (2.87%) gulp
11 14 (2.51%) Sonatype Nexus
12 12 (2.15%) NUnit
12 12 (2.15%) PhpStorm
13 10 (1.80%) Hudson
13 10 (1.80%) Selenium
14 8 (1.44%) JUnit
15 6 (1.08%) Moq
16 5 (0.90%) Team Foundation Server
16 5 (0.90%) Vagrant
General
1 289 (51.89%) Front Office
2 267 (47.94%) Finance
3 173 (31.06%) Banking
4 91 (16.34%) Investment Banking
5 39 (7.00%) Financial Institution
6 38 (6.82%) Back Office
7 31 (5.57%) Retail
8 8 (1.44%) Legal
9 5 (0.90%) Marketing
10 3 (0.54%) Advertising
11 2 (0.36%) Prime Brokerage
12 1 (0.18%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 353 (63.38%) Developer
2 170 (30.52%) Java Developer
3 109 (19.57%) Analyst
4 95 (17.06%) C# Developer
5 61 (10.95%) Front Office Developer
5 61 (10.95%) Senior Developer
6 48 (8.62%) Business Analyst
7 36 (6.46%) .NET Developer
8 32 (5.75%) Electronic Trading Developer
8 32 (5.75%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
9 29 (5.21%) Senior Java Developer
10 28 (5.03%) C# .NET Developer
11 25 (4.49%) Asset Management Analyst
12 24 (4.31%) Data Analyst
12 24 (4.31%) Low Latency Java Developer
12 24 (4.31%) Senior C# Developer
13 22 (3.95%) SQL Analyst
14 20 (3.59%) Integration Developer
14 20 (3.59%) Support Analyst
15 19 (3.41%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 91 (16.34%) .NET
2 66 (11.85%) FIX Protocol
3 50 (8.98%) Middleware
4 47 (8.44%) HTML
5 44 (7.90%) Spring
6 43 (7.72%) Web Services
7 34 (6.10%) HTML5
7 34 (6.10%) WPF
8 31 (5.57%) JMS
9 29 (5.21%) AngularJS
10 27 (4.85%) ASP.NET
11 25 (4.49%) XML
12 24 (4.31%) WCF
13 23 (4.13%) WinForms
14 22 (3.95%) CSS
15 17 (3.05%) ASP.NET Web API
15 17 (3.05%) jQuery
15 17 (3.05%) React
15 17 (3.05%) SOAP
15 17 (3.05%) Spring Integration
Miscellaneous
1 232 (41.65%) Fixed Income
2 211 (37.88%) Derivative
3 202 (36.27%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 52 (9.34%) Analytical Skills
4 52 (9.34%) Equity Derivative
5 45 (8.08%) Greenfield Project
6 41 (7.36%) Exotic Derivative
7 26 (4.67%) Hedge funds
8 24 (4.31%) Fintech
9 23 (4.13%) Computer Science
10 17 (3.05%) OTC Derivatives
11 16 (2.87%) User Experience
12 14 (2.51%) Data Structures
12 14 (2.51%) Enterprise Software
13 13 (2.33%) Algorithms
14 11 (1.97%) Equity Risk
15 10 (1.80%) Market Risk
15 10 (1.80%) Mobile App
16 7 (1.26%) Self-Motivation
17 6 (1.08%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 60 (10.77%) Linux
2 46 (8.26%) Unix
3 29 (5.21%) Windows
4 10 (1.80%) Android
4 10 (1.80%) Apple iOS
5 8 (1.44%) Solaris
6 5 (0.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (0.54%) Windows Server
8 2 (0.36%) CentOS
8 2 (0.36%) Debian
8 2 (0.36%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.18%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 218 (39.14%) Agile Software Development
2 131 (23.52%) Asset Management
3 124 (22.26%) Multithreading
4 112 (20.11%) Low Latency
5 81 (14.54%) TDD
6 69 (12.39%) Electronic Trading
7 66 (11.85%) Analytics
8 65 (11.67%) Continuous Integration
9 63 (11.31%) Algorithmic Trading
10 60 (10.77%) Problem-Solving
11 55 (9.87%) Software Engineering
12 45 (8.08%) DevOps
13 42 (7.54%) Risk Management
13 42 (7.54%) SDLC
14 40 (7.18%) Investment Management
14 40 (7.18%) Test Automation
15 37 (6.64%) OO
16 35 (6.28%) Unit Testing
17 30 (5.39%) Scrum
18 29 (5.21%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 227 (40.75%) Java
2 143 (25.67%) C#
3 133 (23.88%) SQL
4 56 (10.05%) Python
5 55 (9.87%) JavaScript
6 50 (8.98%) C++
7 26 (4.67%) Java 8
8 22 (3.95%) Perl
9 21 (3.77%) PowerShell
9 21 (3.77%) Scala
10 17 (3.05%) C
10 17 (3.05%) Shell Script
11 14 (2.51%) PHP
11 14 (2.51%) TypeScript
11 14 (2.51%) VBA
12 12 (2.15%) Bash Shell
13 10 (1.80%) R
14 4 (0.72%) PL/SQL
15 3 (0.54%) XPath
16 2 (0.36%) PHP 5
Qualifications
1 41 (7.36%) Degree
2 6 (1.08%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (0.72%) ISEB
3 4 (0.72%) Numerate Degree
3 4 (0.72%) PMI Certification
4 3 (0.54%) MBA
4 3 (0.54%) OCPJP
4 3 (0.54%) Six Sigma Black Belt
4 3 (0.54%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
4 3 (0.54%) Sun Certification
5 2 (0.36%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.18%) CCNP
6 1 (0.18%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.18%) Master's Degree
6 1 (0.18%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (5.92%) MiFID
2 32 (5.75%) QA
3 6 (1.08%) EMIR
4 4 (0.72%) Data Quality
4 4 (0.72%) SLA
5 2 (0.36%) GDPR
6 1 (0.18%) AIFMD
6 1 (0.18%) Dodd-Frank
6 1 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.18%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.18%) PMO
6 1 (0.18%) Solvency II
System Software
1 39 (7.00%) Docker
2 2 (0.36%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.18%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 21 (3.77%) Ansible
2 10 (1.80%) Kubernetes
3 6 (1.08%) Terraform
4 4 (0.72%) Control-M
4 4 (0.72%) HP Quality Center
5 3 (0.54%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.18%) CA Service Virtualization
6 1 (0.18%) CA Single Sign-On
6 1 (0.18%) HP ALM
6 1 (0.18%) HP Fortify
6 1 (0.18%) ITRS Geneos
6 1 (0.18%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 45 (8.08%) Bloomberg
2 40 (7.18%) Oracle
3 35 (6.28%) Charles River
4 32 (5.75%) TIBCO
5 26 (4.67%) Microsoft
6 22 (3.95%) Sybase
7 18 (3.23%) Calypso
8 16 (2.87%) FXall
8 16 (2.87%) SimCorp
9 13 (2.33%) Reuters
10 11 (1.97%) ION Trading
11 10 (1.80%) Murex
12 9 (1.62%) Tableau
13 8 (1.44%) IBM
13 8 (1.44%) Sun
14 6 (1.08%) FactSet
15 5 (0.90%) Cadence
15 5 (0.90%) Dynatrace
15 5 (0.90%) Fidessa
15 5 (0.90%) New Relic