Period
to 19 November 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 19 November 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
19 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 210 214 153
Rank change year-on-year +4 -61 +49
Contract jobs citing Equities 444 594 847
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.23% 1.29% 1.83%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.68% 3.58% 4.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 287 413 633
London median daily rate £625 £615 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.63% +2.50% +4.80%
10th Percentile £475 £463 £425
90th Percentile £750 £763 £725
England median daily rate £625 £615 £600
% change year-on-year +1.63% +2.50% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
London 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 12,066 16,583 17,432
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 33.55% 36.01% 37.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,404 11,831 12,354
London median daily rate £525 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £310 £313 £310
90th Percentile £700 £700 £688
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 180 270 225
London median hourly rate £23.25 £22.93 £21.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.40% +4.70% +9.72%
10th Percentile £12.76 £13.00 £12.75
90th Percentile £53.00 £53.84 £47.83
England median hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +12.50% - -

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 19 November 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 19 November 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 81 £638 +2.00% 28
East London +19 1 £170 -
Equities
England

For the 6 months to 19 November 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.

1 303 (68.24%) Finance
2 239 (53.83%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 206 (46.40%) Java
4 198 (44.59%) Front Office
5 178 (40.09%) Agile Software Development
6 177 (39.86%) Derivative
7 160 (36.04%) Fixed Income
8 159 (35.81%) Banking
9 137 (30.86%) JavaScript
10 122 (27.48%) SQL
10 122 (27.48%) Asset Management
11 118 (26.58%) C#
12 115 (25.90%) Python
13 112 (25.23%) Microservices
14 101 (22.75%) TDD
15 100 (22.52%) OO
16 90 (20.27%) Software Engineering
16 90 (20.27%) AngularJS
17 87 (19.59%) Analytics
18 83 (18.69%) React
19 80 (18.02%) Web Services
19 80 (18.02%) AWS
20 79 (17.79%) Hedge funds
20 79 (17.79%) Greenfield Project
21 78 (17.57%) Investment Management
21 78 (17.57%) .NET
21 78 (17.57%) SQL Server
22 75 (16.89%) Investment Banking
22 75 (16.89%) Analytical Skills
22 75 (16.89%) Vue.js

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 (3.15%) Cloud Foundry
1 14 (3.15%) Confluence
2 5 (1.13%) Apache Spark
2 5 (1.13%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (0.23%) Apache
Applications
1 13 (2.93%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (1.35%) MS Visio
3 5 (1.13%) Microsoft Office
4 4 (0.90%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (0.68%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.23%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 15 (3.38%) FINCAD Analytics
2 13 (2.93%) Endur
3 11 (2.48%) thinkFolio
4 8 (1.80%) Markit EDM
5 6 (1.35%) ION MarketView
6 5 (1.13%) PolarLake
7 4 (0.90%) SimCorp Dimension
8 1 (0.23%) Bloomberg AIM
8 1 (0.23%) Eagle PACE
8 1 (0.23%) LatentZero
8 1 (0.23%) LongView
8 1 (0.23%) Minerva
8 1 (0.23%) Sophis RISQUE
Cloud Services
1 80 (18.02%) AWS
2 37 (8.33%) Azure
3 35 (7.88%) GCP
4 16 (3.60%) AWS Step Functions
5 13 (2.93%) Power Platform
6 8 (1.80%) AWS Lambda
6 8 (1.80%) Serverless
7 7 (1.58%) PaaS
8 5 (1.13%) Amazon S3
9 4 (0.90%) Cloud Computing
10 3 (0.68%) OpenShift
11 2 (0.45%) npm
11 2 (0.45%) Office 365
11 2 (0.45%) Yarn
12 1 (0.23%) Amazon ElastiCache
12 1 (0.23%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 17 (3.83%) Multicast
2 8 (1.80%) FIX Connectivity
3 5 (1.13%) TCP/IP
4 4 (0.90%) HTTP
4 4 (0.90%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 78 (17.57%) SQL Server
2 34 (7.66%) NoSQL
3 31 (6.98%) Amazon Athena
3 31 (6.98%) Flink
4 21 (4.73%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 20 (4.50%) Amazon Aurora
6 16 (3.60%) Relational Database
7 15 (3.38%) PostgreSQL
8 14 (3.15%) MongoDB
9 13 (2.93%) Data Warehouse
9 13 (2.93%) Power BI
10 10 (2.25%) RDBMS
11 9 (2.03%) Big Data
11 9 (2.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 9 (2.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 8 (1.80%) Apache Cassandra
13 7 (1.58%) Hadoop
14 6 (1.35%) QlikView
14 6 (1.35%) SQL Server 2012
15 5 (1.13%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 37 (8.33%) RStudio
2 28 (6.31%) JIRA
3 9 (2.03%) JUnit
4 6 (1.35%) Git (software)
4 6 (1.35%) Jenkins
5 5 (1.13%) TeamCity
6 4 (0.90%) Octopus Deploy
6 4 (0.90%) Selenium
6 4 (0.90%) SpecFlow
6 4 (0.90%) WebDriver
7 3 (0.68%) Cucumber
7 3 (0.68%) Gradle
7 3 (0.68%) Maven
7 3 (0.68%) NUnit
8 2 (0.45%) Jasmine
8 2 (0.45%) JMeter
8 2 (0.45%) Moq
8 2 (0.45%) MSTest
8 2 (0.45%) Rhino Mocks
8 2 (0.45%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 303 (68.24%) Finance
2 198 (44.59%) Front Office
3 159 (35.81%) Banking
4 75 (16.89%) Investment Banking
5 18 (4.05%) Back Office
6 14 (3.15%) Retail
7 13 (2.93%) Financial Institution
8 8 (1.80%) Legal
9 3 (0.68%) Prime Brokerage
10 1 (0.23%) German Language
10 1 (0.23%) Greek Language
Job Titles
1 289 (65.09%) Developer
2 143 (32.21%) Java Developer
3 108 (24.32%) Senior Developer
4 84 (18.92%) Senior Java Developer
5 81 (18.24%) Analyst
6 56 (12.61%) C# Developer
7 42 (9.46%) Business Analyst
8 34 (7.66%) Python Developer
9 32 (7.21%) Full Stack Developer
10 30 (6.76%) Front Office Developer
11 28 (6.31%) AWS Developer
12 26 (5.86%) Lead Developer
13 25 (5.63%) Quantitative Developer
14 18 (4.05%) Front Office Business Analyst
15 16 (3.60%) Applications Support
15 16 (3.60%) Electronic Trading Developer
15 16 (3.60%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
16 15 (3.38%) Senior Quantitative Developer
17 13 (2.93%) Endur Developer
17 13 (2.93%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 90 (20.27%) AngularJS
2 83 (18.69%) React
3 80 (18.02%) Web Services
4 78 (17.57%) .NET
5 75 (16.89%) Vue.js
6 74 (16.67%) Kafka
7 66 (14.86%) HTML
8 57 (12.84%) CSS
9 52 (11.71%) FIX Protocol
10 46 (10.36%) J2EE
11 33 (7.43%) Node.js
12 14 (3.15%) RESTful
13 13 (2.93%) REST
13 13 (2.93%) Spring
14 12 (2.70%) J2SE
15 9 (2.03%) HTML5
15 9 (2.03%) WPF
15 9 (2.03%) XML
16 7 (1.58%) NumPy
16 7 (1.58%) SciPy
Miscellaneous
1 239 (53.83%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 177 (39.86%) Derivative
3 160 (36.04%) Fixed Income
4 79 (17.79%) Greenfield Project
4 79 (17.79%) Hedge funds
5 75 (16.89%) Analytical Skills
6 48 (10.81%) Equity Derivative
7 41 (9.23%) Data Structures
8 26 (5.86%) Blog
9 19 (4.28%) Algorithms
10 17 (3.83%) Exotic Derivative
11 16 (3.60%) Public Cloud
12 12 (2.70%) Self-Motivation
13 11 (2.48%) Credit Risk
14 8 (1.80%) Management Information System
14 8 (1.80%) Reference Data
15 7 (1.58%) Grid Computing
15 7 (1.58%) OTC Derivatives
16 4 (0.90%) Equity Risk
16 4 (0.90%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 44 (9.91%) Unix
2 43 (9.68%) Linux
3 17 (3.83%) Windows
4 10 (2.25%) Solaris
5 4 (0.90%) Windows NT
6 3 (0.68%) Windows 10
7 2 (0.45%) CentOS
7 2 (0.45%) Windows Server
7 2 (0.45%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.45%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.23%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 178 (40.09%) Agile Software Development
2 122 (27.48%) Asset Management
3 112 (25.23%) Microservices
4 101 (22.75%) TDD
5 100 (22.52%) OO
6 90 (20.27%) Software Engineering
7 87 (19.59%) Analytics
8 78 (17.57%) Investment Management
9 62 (13.96%) Continuous Integration
10 59 (13.29%) Portfolio Management
11 57 (12.84%) OOP
12 51 (11.49%) Low Latency
13 50 (11.26%) Fund Accounting
14 44 (9.91%) Electronic Trading
14 44 (9.91%) Test Automation
15 38 (8.56%) Mathematics
16 37 (8.33%) Quantitative Analysis
17 36 (8.11%) Multithreading
18 35 (7.88%) Algorithmic Trading
18 35 (7.88%) Computer Science
Programming Languages
1 206 (46.40%) Java
2 137 (30.86%) JavaScript
3 122 (27.48%) SQL
4 118 (26.58%) C#
5 115 (25.90%) Python
6 55 (12.39%) C++
7 53 (11.94%) R
8 22 (4.95%) Java 8
9 18 (4.05%) Perl
10 13 (2.93%) VB.NET
11 11 (2.48%) Shell Script
12 10 (2.25%) Kotlin
13 8 (1.80%) Scala
14 7 (1.58%) PowerShell
15 6 (1.35%) Clojure
15 6 (1.35%) VBA
16 5 (1.13%) ClojureScript
16 5 (1.13%) TypeScript
17 4 (0.90%) C-shell
17 4 (0.90%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 22 (4.95%) Degree
2 5 (1.13%) Master's Degree
3 4 (0.90%) CFA
3 4 (0.90%) Computer Science Degree
4 3 (0.68%) HNC
4 3 (0.68%) HND
4 3 (0.68%) ISTQB
5 2 (0.45%) ISEB
5 2 (0.45%) PMI Certification
5 2 (0.45%) PMP
6 1 (0.23%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.23%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (4.28%) QA
2 12 (2.70%) MiFID
3 6 (1.35%) EMIR
4 4 (0.90%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.45%) Dodd-Frank
5 2 (0.45%) UCITS
6 1 (0.23%) PMO
System Software
1 7 (1.58%) Docker
2 1 (0.23%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.23%) HDFS
2 1 (0.23%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (0.23%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 14 (3.15%) Kubernetes
2 7 (1.58%) Ansible
3 5 (1.13%) HP Quality Center
4 4 (0.90%) Terraform
5 3 (0.68%) Consul
5 3 (0.68%) Control-M
6 2 (0.45%) Grafana
6 2 (0.45%) ITRS Geneos
7 1 (0.23%) SCCM
Vendors
1 61 (13.74%) Microsoft
2 34 (7.66%) Oracle
3 29 (6.53%) Remedy
4 23 (5.18%) Sybase
5 16 (3.60%) Bloomberg
6 14 (3.15%) OpenLink
7 13 (2.93%) Charles River
7 13 (2.93%) Solace
8 8 (1.80%) Tableau
9 6 (1.35%) ION Trading
9 6 (1.35%) Sun
10 5 (1.13%) Reuters
11 4 (0.90%) SimCorp
11 4 (0.90%) TIBCO
12 3 (0.68%) Cognos
12 3 (0.68%) MicroStrategy
13 2 (0.45%) HP
13 2 (0.45%) Murex
13 2 (0.45%) Red Hat
14 1 (0.23%) Fidessa