The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Equities in contract job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Equities over the 3 months to 23 June 2017 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
UK / Northern Ireland
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 29 - 19
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing Equities 42 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 11.86% - 3.33%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 22.70% - 8.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 0 2
Median daily rate £421 - £388
90% offered a daily rate of more than £206 - £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £457 - £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £421 £400 £450
% change year-on-year +5.12% -11.11%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

Equities is in the generic IT skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
Northern Ireland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 185 38 34
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland 52.26% 38.00% 37.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 154 15 14
Median daily rate £413 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.85% +7.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £81 £108
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £575 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Median hourly rate £14.56 £23.50 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -38.04% -26.56%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £22.75 £19.00
% change year-on-year +9.89% +19.73%  

Equities
Job Vacancy Trend in Northern Ireland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Northern Ireland citing Equities as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

Job vacancy trend for Equities in Northern Ireland

Equities
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Equities in Northern Ireland.

Contractor daily rate trend for Equities in Northern Ireland

Equities
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Northern Ireland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Equities in Northern Ireland over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Equities in Northern Ireland

Equities
Contract Job Locations in Northern Ireland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Equities within the Northern Ireland region over the 3 months to 23 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
County Antrim - 42 £421 -
Equities
UK

For the 6 months to 23 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Equities also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Northern Ireland region with a requirement for Equities.

1 54 (83.08%) Finance
2 41 (63.08%) Unix
3 33 (50.77%) Banking
4 29 (44.62%) Front Office
4 29 (44.62%) SQL
4 29 (44.62%) Low Latency
5 28 (43.08%) Linux
6 27 (41.54%) Java
7 23 (35.38%) Multithreading
8 20 (30.77%) C++
9 16 (24.62%) OO
10 15 (23.08%) Requirements Analysis
10 15 (23.08%) FIX Protocol
10 15 (23.08%) Market Making
11 13 (20.00%) Equity Derivative
12 11 (16.92%) Degree
12 11 (16.92%) Relational Database
12 11 (16.92%) KDB
13 10 (15.38%) Electronic Trading
13 10 (15.38%) Computer Science Degree
13 10 (15.38%) Fixed Income
13 10 (15.38%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 10 (15.38%) OOP
13 10 (15.38%) OOA/OOD
14 9 (13.85%) Investment Banking
14 9 (13.85%) Analytical Skills
15 8 (12.31%) Mentoring
15 8 (12.31%) Derivative
15 8 (12.31%) WPF
15 8 (12.31%) Analytics

Equities
Co-occurring IT Skills in Northern Ireland 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:

Applications
1 1 (1.54%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.54%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (1.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.69%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.54%) FIX Connectivity
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (16.92%) KDB
1 11 (16.92%) Relational Database
2 5 (7.69%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.54%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 6 (9.23%) CppUnit
1 6 (9.23%) Visual Studio
General
1 54 (83.08%) Finance
2 33 (50.77%) Banking
3 29 (44.62%) Front Office
4 9 (13.85%) Investment Banking
5 3 (4.62%) Legal
5 3 (4.62%) Prime Brokerage
Job Titles
1 46 (70.77%) Developer
2 25 (38.46%) Senior Developer
3 24 (36.92%) Java Developer
4 20 (30.77%) Senior Java Developer
5 14 (21.54%) C++ Developer
6 5 (7.69%) C++ Software Engineer
6 5 (7.69%) Senior C++ Developer
6 5 (7.69%) Software Engineer
7 4 (6.15%) Architect
7 4 (6.15%) Database Developer
7 4 (6.15%) KDB Developer
7 4 (6.15%) Sybase Developer
8 3 (4.62%) Front Office C++ Developer
8 3 (4.62%) Front Office Developer
9 2 (3.08%) Analyst
10 1 (1.54%) Administrator
10 1 (1.54%) C# Developer
10 1 (1.54%) Senior Software Engineer
10 1 (1.54%) SQL Developer
10 1 (1.54%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (23.08%) FIX Protocol
2 8 (12.31%) WPF
3 7 (10.77%) STL
4 5 (7.69%) Boost C++ Libraries
5 4 (6.15%) Flash
6 2 (3.08%) JSON
6 2 (3.08%) REST
6 2 (3.08%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 13 (20.00%) Equity Derivative
2 10 (15.38%) Fixed Income
2 10 (15.38%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 9 (13.85%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (12.31%) Derivative
5 6 (9.23%) Virtual Team
6 5 (7.69%) Computer Science
7 2 (3.08%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 41 (63.08%) Unix
2 28 (43.08%) Linux
3 8 (12.31%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (44.62%) Low Latency
2 23 (35.38%) Multithreading
3 16 (24.62%) OO
4 15 (23.08%) Market Making
4 15 (23.08%) Requirements Analysis
5 10 (15.38%) Electronic Trading
5 10 (15.38%) OOA/OOD
5 10 (15.38%) OOP
6 8 (12.31%) Analytics
6 8 (12.31%) Mentoring
7 6 (9.23%) Unit Testing
8 5 (7.69%) Software Engineering
9 4 (6.15%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (6.15%) Client Onboarding
9 4 (6.15%) Data Modelling
9 4 (6.15%) Performance Tuning
9 4 (6.15%) PnL Attribution
10 3 (4.62%) Index Arbitrage
10 3 (4.62%) KYC
10 3 (4.62%) Mathematics
Programming Languages
1 29 (44.62%) SQL
2 27 (41.54%) Java
3 20 (30.77%) C++
4 6 (9.23%) C
5 3 (4.62%) C#
6 2 (3.08%) Python
7 1 (1.54%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.54%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 11 (16.92%) Degree
2 10 (15.38%) Computer Science Degree
Vendors
1 5 (7.69%) Bloomberg
1 5 (7.69%) Fidessa
2 4 (6.15%) Reuters
2 4 (6.15%) Sybase
3 1 (1.54%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.54%) NYFIX
3 1 (1.54%) Sun