Period
to 12 April 2021

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Equities in contract job vacancies. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Equities over the 6 months to 12 April 2021 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
6 months to
12 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 301 370 496
Rank change year-on-year +69 +126 -84
Contract jobs citing Equities 392 356 400
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.75% 0.60% 0.41%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.26% 1.87% 1.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 343 316 280
10th Percentile £438 £500 £425
25th Percentile £538 £550 £531
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £600 £650 £650
Median % change year-on-year -7.69% - +8.33%
75th Percentile £688 £713 £688
90th Percentile £773 £800 £775
UK excluding London median daily rate £437 £428 £411
% change year-on-year +2.10% +4.07% -13.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £15.00 -
UK excluding London 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 with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 17,348 19,022 30,707
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.19% 31.90% 31.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,643 12,305 20,391
10th Percentile £275 £230 £275
25th Percentile £380 £363 £370
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £488 £473 £475
Median % change year-on-year +3.17% -0.53% +5.56%
75th Percentile £600 £575 £575
90th Percentile £688 £675 £668
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 709 861 948
10th Percentile £12.25 £12.61 £11.85
25th Percentile £16.00 £16.20 £14.50
Median hourly rate £25.00 £22.85 £20.60
Median % change year-on-year +9.41% +10.95% -0.29%
75th Percentile £45.50 £45.00 £42.81
90th Percentile £58.00 £53.75 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.50 £20.73 £19.25
% change year-on-year +13.39% +7.66% -3.75%

Equities
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Equities as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Equities in the UK

Equities
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Equities.

Daily rate trend for Equities in the UK

Equities
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Equities over the 6 months to 12 April 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Equities in the UK

Equities
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Equities.

Hourly rate trend for Equities in the UK

Equities
Top 12 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Equities within the UK over the 6 months to 12 April 2021. 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
England +83 362 £600 -7.69% 64
London +22 351 £600 -7.69% 63
Work from Home -202 59 £650 -13.33% 3
UK excluding London +130 31 £437 +2.10% 1
Scotland - 13 £513 -
Northern Ireland +20 8 £412 -4.47%
North West - 6 £437 -
North of England - 6 £437 -
East Midlands - 2 £575 -
Midlands - 2 £575 -
South East +76 1 £475 -24.00%
South West - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 12 April 2021, 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 with a requirement for Equities.

1 290 (73.98%) Finance
2 280 (71.43%) Front Office
3 223 (56.89%) Python
4 212 (54.08%) Derivative
5 196 (50.00%) Fixed Income
6 185 (47.19%) Java
7 181 (46.17%) JavaScript
8 157 (40.05%) Asset Management
9 152 (38.78%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 144 (36.73%) Investment Management
11 135 (34.44%) AWS
12 133 (33.93%) Agile Software Development
13 129 (32.91%) Software Engineering
14 125 (31.89%) Hedge funds
15 123 (31.38%) SQL
16 119 (30.36%) React
17 114 (29.08%) Analytics
18 111 (28.32%) Web Services
19 97 (24.74%) Banking
20 87 (22.19%) AngularJS
21 84 (21.43%) Kotlin
22 76 (19.39%) Vue.js
23 71 (18.11%) Requirements Gathering
24 68 (17.35%) C#
24 68 (17.35%) Investment Banking
25 57 (14.54%) Scala
26 56 (14.29%) Node.js
27 55 (14.03%) C++
28 54 (13.78%) Equity Derivative
29 53 (13.52%) Portfolio Management

Equities
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 36 (9.18%) Apache
2 32 (8.16%) Apache Spark
3 3 (0.77%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (0.51%) Confluence
4 2 (0.51%) JBoss
4 2 (0.51%) Jupyter
4 2 (0.51%) Tomcat
4 2 (0.51%) WebLogic
Applications
1 11 (2.81%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (1.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 6 (1.53%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.77%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (1.53%) Oracle Assets
1 6 (1.53%) Oracle EBS
1 6 (1.53%) Oracle E-Business Tax
1 6 (1.53%) Oracle FAH
1 6 (1.53%) Oracle Financials
1 6 (1.53%) Oracle General Ledger
1 6 (1.53%) Oracle Internet Expenses
1 6 (1.53%) Oracle iProcurement
1 6 (1.53%) Oracle Payables
1 6 (1.53%) Oracle Receivables
1 6 (1.53%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
2 3 (0.77%) ION MarketView
2 3 (0.77%) Markit EDM
2 3 (0.77%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 2 (0.51%) Eagle PACE
3 2 (0.51%) LatentZero
3 2 (0.51%) LongView
3 2 (0.51%) thinkFolio
4 1 (0.26%) PolarLake
Cloud Services
1 135 (34.44%) AWS
2 45 (11.48%) Azure
3 44 (11.22%) GCP
4 33 (8.42%) AWS Lambda
4 33 (8.42%) Serverless
5 31 (7.91%) Amazon EC2
5 31 (7.91%) Amazon S3
6 3 (0.77%) OpenShift
7 1 (0.26%) Azure Machine Learning
7 1 (0.26%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.26%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (1.53%) TCP/IP
2 3 (0.77%) BGP
2 3 (0.77%) OSPF
2 3 (0.77%) VRRP
2 3 (0.77%) VXLAN
2 3 (0.77%) WAN
2 3 (0.77%) Wireshark
3 1 (0.26%) FIX Connectivity
3 1 (0.26%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (8.93%) Apache Ignite
2 31 (7.91%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 19 (4.85%) Relational Database
4 14 (3.57%) RDBMS
5 9 (2.30%) Blockchain
5 9 (2.30%) SQL Server
6 8 (2.04%) Hadoop
7 6 (1.53%) Data Warehouse
7 6 (1.53%) DB2
7 6 (1.53%) Oracle BI EE
8 5 (1.28%) KDB
8 5 (1.28%) NoSQL
8 5 (1.28%) Tableau
9 4 (1.02%) Apache Hive
9 4 (1.02%) Impala
10 3 (0.77%) Data Mart
10 3 (0.77%) HBase
10 3 (0.77%) MongoDB
10 3 (0.77%) Spark SQL
11 2 (0.51%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 31 (7.91%) Git (software)
2 28 (7.14%) JIRA
3 21 (5.36%) Bitbucket
4 17 (4.34%) Artifactory
5 8 (2.04%) TeamCity
6 6 (1.53%) JUnit
7 5 (1.28%) Jenkins
7 5 (1.28%) Maven
7 5 (1.28%) SoapUI
8 4 (1.02%) IntelliJ
8 4 (1.02%) SonarQube
9 3 (0.77%) Eclipse
9 3 (0.77%) Sonatype Nexus
10 2 (0.51%) Gradle
10 2 (0.51%) Subversion
11 1 (0.26%) GitLab
11 1 (0.26%) Jasmine
11 1 (0.26%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 290 (73.98%) Finance
2 280 (71.43%) Front Office
3 97 (24.74%) Banking
4 68 (17.35%) Investment Banking
5 12 (3.06%) Back Office
6 10 (2.55%) Prime Brokerage
7 8 (2.04%) Synthetic Prime Brokerage
8 5 (1.28%) Legal
9 4 (1.02%) International Banking
10 2 (0.51%) Advertising
10 2 (0.51%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.51%) Law
11 1 (0.26%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 222 (56.63%) Developer
2 99 (25.26%) Analyst
3 93 (23.72%) Python Developer
4 81 (20.66%) Software Engineer
5 80 (20.41%) Developer/Software Engineer
6 69 (17.60%) Front Office Developer
7 58 (14.80%) JavaScript Developer
8 54 (13.78%) Financial Analyst
9 52 (13.27%) Java Developer
10 49 (12.50%) Python Engineer
11 45 (11.48%) Python Software Engineer
12 44 (11.22%) Business Analyst
13 37 (9.44%) SQL Analyst
14 36 (9.18%) SQL Data Analyst
15 28 (7.14%) JavaScript Engineer
16 21 (5.36%) Electronic Trading Developer
16 21 (5.36%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
16 21 (5.36%) Report Analyst
17 20 (5.10%) SQL Reporting Analyst
18 19 (4.85%) Data Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 119 (30.36%) React
2 111 (28.32%) Web Services
3 87 (22.19%) AngularJS
4 76 (19.39%) Vue.js
5 56 (14.29%) Node.js
6 40 (10.20%) FIX Protocol
7 31 (7.91%) .NET
8 30 (7.65%) Protocol Buffers
9 27 (6.89%) gRPC
10 26 (6.63%) XML
11 25 (6.38%) Shiny
12 23 (5.87%) Middleware
13 20 (5.10%) RESTful
14 17 (4.34%) GraphQL
15 15 (3.83%) .NET Core
15 15 (3.83%) ASP.NET
15 15 (3.83%) ASP.NET Core
15 15 (3.83%) ASP.NET Web API
16 13 (3.32%) Rendezvous
17 12 (3.06%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 212 (54.08%) Derivative
2 196 (50.00%) Fixed Income
3 152 (38.78%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 125 (31.89%) Hedge funds
5 54 (13.78%) Equity Derivative
6 34 (8.67%) Greenfield Project
7 18 (4.59%) SWIFT
8 16 (4.08%) Analytical Skills
9 14 (3.57%) Credit Risk
10 8 (2.04%) Data Structures
10 8 (2.04%) Self-Motivation
11 7 (1.79%) Algorithms
12 4 (1.02%) Reference Data
12 4 (1.02%) User Experience
13 3 (0.77%) Linux Command Line
14 2 (0.51%) Equity Risk
14 2 (0.51%) Market Risk
14 2 (0.51%) N-Tier
15 1 (0.26%) Grid Computing
15 1 (0.26%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 44 (11.22%) Unix
2 34 (8.67%) Linux
3 2 (0.51%) CentOS
3 2 (0.51%) Ubuntu
3 2 (0.51%) Windows
3 2 (0.51%) Windows 10
3 2 (0.51%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 157 (40.05%) Asset Management
2 144 (36.73%) Investment Management
3 133 (33.93%) Agile Software Development
4 129 (32.91%) Software Engineering
5 114 (29.08%) Analytics
6 71 (18.11%) Requirements Gathering
7 53 (13.52%) Portfolio Management
8 50 (12.76%) Dashboard Development
9 41 (10.46%) Electronic Trading
10 40 (10.20%) Test Automation
11 38 (9.69%) Low Latency
12 37 (9.44%) Microservices
13 32 (8.16%) Migration
14 31 (7.91%) Business Analysis
15 30 (7.65%) Multithreading
16 28 (7.14%) SDLC
17 27 (6.89%) Performance Attribution
18 24 (6.12%) Computer Science
18 24 (6.12%) Data Analysis
19 23 (5.87%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 223 (56.89%) Python
2 185 (47.19%) Java
3 181 (46.17%) JavaScript
4 123 (31.38%) SQL
5 84 (21.43%) Kotlin
6 68 (17.35%) C#
7 57 (14.54%) Scala
8 55 (14.03%) C++
9 51 (13.01%) TypeScript
10 25 (6.38%) R
11 13 (3.32%) Java 9
12 12 (3.06%) Java 8
12 12 (3.06%) Perl
12 12 (3.06%) Shell Script
13 10 (2.55%) VBA
14 9 (2.30%) Go
15 8 (2.04%) Clojure
16 5 (1.28%) Bash Shell
16 5 (1.28%) C
17 3 (0.77%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 30 (7.65%) Degree
2 17 (4.34%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (1.02%) Master's Degree
4 3 (0.77%) CCNP
4 3 (0.77%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (0.51%) ISTQB
5 2 (0.51%) PhD
6 1 (0.26%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.30%) QA
2 6 (1.53%) SLA
3 2 (0.51%) Dodd-Frank
3 2 (0.51%) MiFID
4 1 (0.26%) Basel III
4 1 (0.26%) COREP
4 1 (0.26%) CRD IV
4 1 (0.26%) EMIR
4 1 (0.26%) PMO
System Software
1 32 (8.16%) Docker
2 4 (1.02%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 3 (0.77%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 28 (7.14%) Kubernetes
2 27 (6.89%) Terraform
3 6 (1.53%) Ansible
4 3 (0.77%) FortiGate
4 3 (0.77%) Hadoop YARN
5 2 (0.51%) Control-M
5 2 (0.51%) Grafana
Vendors
1 44 (11.22%) Bloomberg
2 20 (5.10%) TIBCO
3 16 (4.08%) ION Trading
4 12 (3.06%) Sybase
5 11 (2.81%) Oracle
6 4 (1.02%) Citrix
6 4 (1.02%) Fidessa
6 4 (1.02%) Microsoft
6 4 (1.02%) Murex
7 3 (0.77%) Alteryx
7 3 (0.77%) Arista
7 3 (0.77%) Charles River
7 3 (0.77%) Cisco
7 3 (0.77%) Dataiku
7 3 (0.77%) Fortinet
7 3 (0.77%) Interxion
7 3 (0.77%) Red Hat
7 3 (0.77%) Solace
7 3 (0.77%) Sparx
8 2 (0.51%) Refinitiv