Period
to 20 January 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 20 January 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
20 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 240 192 190
Rank change year-on-year -48 -2 -34
Contract jobs citing Equities 506 659 594
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.15% 1.43% 1.42%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.10% 3.78% 3.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 340 495 398
London median daily rate £625 £600 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.17% +9.09% -4.35%
10th Percentile £486 £409 £425
90th Percentile £775 £738 £714
England median daily rate £625 £575 £550
% change year-on-year +8.70% +4.55% -4.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
London median hourly rate - £10.00 -
England median hourly rate - £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 16,329 17,455 15,102
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 37.23% 37.85% 36.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,682 12,627 10,594
London median daily rate £525 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £313 £310 £294
90th Percentile £700 £688 £656
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 261 238 258
London median hourly rate £23.13 £22.50 £21.15
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.80% +6.38% +5.75%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.75 £12.85
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.83 £50.47
England median hourly rate £20.72 £20.91 £20.00
% change year-on-year -0.91% +4.55% +0.03%

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 20 January 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 20 January 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 -47 134 £650 +13.04% 19
South London +3 2 £600 +20.00%
East London -47 1 £614 -5.54%
Equities
England

For the 6 months to 20 January 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.

1 251 (49.60%) Front Office
2 224 (44.27%) Finance
3 213 (42.09%) Java
4 197 (38.93%) Fixed Income
5 185 (36.56%) Agile Software Development
6 179 (35.38%) Banking
7 161 (31.82%) Derivative
8 150 (29.64%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 134 (26.48%) SQL
10 117 (23.12%) Asset Management
11 109 (21.54%) Multithreading
12 88 (17.39%) C#
13 80 (15.81%) Low Latency
14 79 (15.61%) SQL Server
15 77 (15.22%) Investment Banking
15 77 (15.22%) Analytics
16 69 (13.64%) Amazon AWS
17 63 (12.45%) Problem-Solving
18 59 (11.66%) TDD
18 59 (11.66%) Web Services
18 59 (11.66%) FIX Protocol
19 58 (11.46%) Greenfield Project
20 53 (10.47%) Python
21 52 (10.28%) Equity Derivative
22 51 (10.08%) Analytical Skills
23 50 (9.88%) Electronic Trading
23 50 (9.88%) Algorithmic Trading
23 50 (9.88%) .NET
24 45 (8.89%) C++
24 45 (8.89%) Back Office

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 9 (1.78%) JBoss
1 9 (1.78%) WebLogic
2 5 (0.99%) Confluence
2 5 (0.99%) Mule
3 3 (0.59%) Apache Spark
3 3 (0.59%) WebSphere
3 3 (0.59%) WebSphere Application Server
4 2 (0.40%) Apache
4 2 (0.40%) MQSeries
4 2 (0.40%) Oracle Coherence
5 1 (0.20%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (0.20%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.20%) GlassFish
5 1 (0.20%) Jupyter
5 1 (0.20%) nginx
5 1 (0.20%) WordPress
Applications
1 25 (4.94%) Microsoft Excel
2 12 (2.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 10 (1.98%) Microsoft Office
4 4 (0.79%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.79%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (0.59%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 16 (3.16%) thinkFolio
2 15 (2.96%) Markit EDM
3 10 (1.98%) Bloomberg AIM
4 9 (1.78%) PolarLake
5 7 (1.38%) ION MarketView
6 4 (0.79%) IntelliMatch
7 3 (0.59%) Actimize
7 3 (0.59%) LatentZero
7 3 (0.59%) SimCorp Dimension
8 2 (0.40%) Dynamics CRM
8 2 (0.40%) Eagle PACE
8 2 (0.40%) Oracle Cash Management
9 1 (0.20%) Eikon
9 1 (0.20%) Front Arena
Cloud Services
1 69 (13.64%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (2.77%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (1.58%) AWS Lambda
3 8 (1.58%) Serverless
4 7 (1.38%) Amazon S3
5 6 (1.19%) Google Cloud Platform
6 5 (0.99%) Amazon EC2
6 5 (0.99%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
6 5 (0.99%) SaaS
7 2 (0.40%) Amazon EMR
7 2 (0.40%) npm
7 2 (0.40%) Yarn
8 1 (0.20%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.20%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.20%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (0.59%) FIX Connectivity
2 2 (0.40%) DMZ
2 2 (0.40%) LAN
2 2 (0.40%) Unified Communications
2 2 (0.40%) WAN
3 1 (0.20%) FTP
3 1 (0.20%) Kerberos
3 1 (0.20%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 79 (15.61%) SQL Server
2 27 (5.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 26 (5.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 20 (3.95%) Relational Database
5 18 (3.56%) QlikView
6 16 (3.16%) NoSQL
7 15 (2.96%) Data Warehouse
8 12 (2.37%) KDB
9 11 (2.17%) Kdb+
10 10 (1.98%) Big Data
11 8 (1.58%) MySQL
12 7 (1.38%) Amazon RDS
12 7 (1.38%) Amazon Redshift
12 7 (1.38%) Oracle Database
12 7 (1.38%) Tick Data
13 6 (1.19%) RDBMS
14 5 (0.99%) DB2
14 5 (0.99%) SQL Server 2014
15 4 (0.79%) Data Mart
15 4 (0.79%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 32 (6.32%) JIRA
2 21 (4.15%) TeamCity
3 17 (3.36%) MSBuild
3 17 (3.36%) Octopus Deploy
4 16 (3.16%) Jenkins
5 15 (2.96%) Maven
6 12 (2.37%) Git (software)
7 10 (1.98%) SpecFlow
8 9 (1.78%) Hudson
8 9 (1.78%) JUnit
9 7 (1.38%) Team Foundation Server
10 5 (0.99%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 5 (0.99%) Vagrant
11 4 (0.79%) Eclipse
11 4 (0.79%) IntelliJ
11 4 (0.79%) Visual Studio Team System
12 3 (0.59%) Xcode
13 2 (0.40%) NUnit
13 2 (0.40%) Subversion
13 2 (0.40%) TestDirector
General
1 251 (49.60%) Front Office
2 224 (44.27%) Finance
3 179 (35.38%) Banking
4 77 (15.22%) Investment Banking
5 45 (8.89%) Back Office
6 22 (4.35%) Financial Institution
7 14 (2.77%) Retail
8 6 (1.19%) Advertising
9 3 (0.59%) Prime Brokerage
9 3 (0.59%) Private Banking
10 2 (0.40%) Legal
Job Titles
1 294 (58.10%) Developer
2 147 (29.05%) Java Developer
3 102 (20.16%) Analyst
4 62 (12.25%) Front Office Developer
5 52 (10.28%) Business Analyst
5 52 (10.28%) C# Developer
6 39 (7.71%) Senior Developer
7 28 (5.53%) SQL Analyst
8 26 (5.14%) Data Analyst
9 23 (4.55%) SQL Data Analyst
10 22 (4.35%) Architect
10 22 (4.35%) Project Manager
11 21 (4.15%) Software Engineer
12 20 (3.95%) .NET Developer
12 20 (3.95%) Asset Management Analyst
13 17 (3.36%) React Developer
13 17 (3.36%) Senior C# Developer
13 17 (3.36%) Senior Java Developer
14 15 (2.96%) C# .NET Developer
15 14 (2.77%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (11.66%) FIX Protocol
1 59 (11.66%) Web Services
2 50 (9.88%) .NET
3 43 (8.50%) HTML
4 32 (6.32%) React
5 25 (4.94%) Middleware
5 25 (4.94%) Spring
6 24 (4.74%) HTML5
7 20 (3.95%) AngularJS
7 20 (3.95%) CSS
8 18 (3.56%) ASP.NET
9 17 (3.36%) JMS
9 17 (3.36%) Kafka
10 13 (2.57%) WPF
10 13 (2.57%) XML
11 12 (2.37%) WCF
12 11 (2.17%) ActiveMQ
13 10 (1.98%) RabbitMQ
13 10 (1.98%) Rendezvous
13 10 (1.98%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 197 (38.93%) Fixed Income
2 161 (31.82%) Derivative
3 150 (29.64%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 58 (11.46%) Greenfield Project
5 52 (10.28%) Equity Derivative
6 51 (10.08%) Analytical Skills
7 29 (5.73%) Hedge funds
8 20 (3.95%) Exotic Derivative
9 19 (3.75%) OTC Derivatives
10 17 (3.36%) Data Structures
10 17 (3.36%) Equity Risk
11 15 (2.96%) Fintech
12 12 (2.37%) Algorithms
12 12 (2.37%) Management Information System
12 12 (2.37%) User Experience
13 11 (2.17%) Enterprise Software
13 11 (2.17%) Self-Motivation
14 8 (1.58%) Podcast
14 8 (1.58%) Tandem
15 7 (1.38%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 44 (8.70%) Unix
2 43 (8.50%) Linux
3 27 (5.34%) Windows
4 8 (1.58%) Android
4 8 (1.58%) Apple iOS
4 8 (1.58%) Solaris
5 2 (0.40%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 185 (36.56%) Agile Software Development
2 117 (23.12%) Asset Management
3 109 (21.54%) Multithreading
4 80 (15.81%) Low Latency
5 77 (15.22%) Analytics
6 63 (12.45%) Problem-Solving
7 59 (11.66%) TDD
8 50 (9.88%) Algorithmic Trading
8 50 (9.88%) Electronic Trading
9 42 (8.30%) Risk Management
10 41 (8.10%) Software Engineering
11 39 (7.71%) Data Analysis
11 39 (7.71%) DevOps
12 35 (6.92%) Continuous Integration
12 35 (6.92%) OO
13 32 (6.32%) Business Analysis
13 32 (6.32%) SDLC
14 31 (6.13%) Microservices
15 30 (5.93%) ETL
16 29 (5.73%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 213 (42.09%) Java
2 134 (26.48%) SQL
3 88 (17.39%) C#
4 53 (10.47%) Python
5 45 (8.89%) C++
6 41 (8.10%) JavaScript
7 27 (5.34%) Java 8
8 26 (5.14%) VBA
9 19 (3.75%) PowerShell
9 19 (3.75%) Scala
10 15 (2.96%) Perl
11 13 (2.57%) C
12 11 (2.17%) TypeScript
13 9 (1.78%) PL/SQL
14 7 (1.38%) Shell Script
15 5 (0.99%) R
16 4 (0.79%) Bash Shell
16 4 (0.79%) VB
17 3 (0.59%) ES6
17 3 (0.59%) PHP
Qualifications
1 26 (5.14%) Degree
2 6 (1.19%) Computer Science Degree
2 6 (1.19%) PMI Certification
3 4 (0.79%) CFA
4 3 (0.59%) Master's Degree
4 3 (0.59%) Numerate Degree
5 2 (0.40%) ISEB
5 2 (0.40%) ISTQB
5 2 (0.40%) MBA
5 2 (0.40%) PMP
5 2 (0.40%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (0.20%) CISA
6 1 (0.20%) OCPJP
6 1 (0.20%) PhD
6 1 (0.20%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (3.16%) QA
2 14 (2.77%) MiFID
3 4 (0.79%) Data Quality
3 4 (0.79%) EMIR
3 4 (0.79%) PMO
4 2 (0.40%) SLA
4 2 (0.40%) UCITS
5 1 (0.20%) Dodd-Frank
5 1 (0.20%) GDPR
5 1 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.20%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.20%) Solvency II
System Software
1 15 (2.96%) Docker
2 2 (0.40%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (0.20%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.20%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 11 (2.17%) Ansible
2 7 (1.38%) Terraform
3 5 (0.99%) HP Quality Center
4 4 (0.79%) Kubernetes
5 3 (0.59%) Control-M
6 1 (0.20%) CA Single Sign-On
6 1 (0.20%) HP ALM
6 1 (0.20%) HP Fortify
6 1 (0.20%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 36 (7.11%) Oracle
2 31 (6.13%) Bloomberg
3 30 (5.93%) Microsoft
4 27 (5.34%) Tableau
5 22 (4.35%) Reuters
6 21 (4.15%) Charles River
6 21 (4.15%) Sybase
7 16 (3.16%) TIBCO
8 8 (1.58%) Calypso
8 8 (1.58%) Fidessa
8 8 (1.58%) GoldenSource
8 8 (1.58%) Google
9 7 (1.38%) ION Trading
10 5 (0.99%) Dynatrace
10 5 (0.99%) FactSet
10 5 (0.99%) New Relic
11 4 (0.79%) Murex
11 4 (0.79%) Sun
12 3 (0.59%) Informatica
12 3 (0.59%) SimCorp