Period
to 22 January 2022

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 22 January 2022 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
22 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 383 237 392
Rank change year-on-year -146 +155 +52
Contract jobs citing Equities 549 462 425
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.63% 1.11% 0.58%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.09% 3.55% 2.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 475 423 302
10th Percentile £522 £438 £488
25th Percentile £538 £538 £550
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £603 £600 £650
Median % change year-on-year +0.42% -7.69% +4.00%
75th Percentile £712 £700 £722
90th Percentile £773 £800 £800
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £437 £490
% change year-on-year +20.27% -10.92% +5.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
10th Percentile - - £20.24
25th Percentile - - £29.03
Median hourly rate - - £44.00
75th Percentile - - £58.66
90th Percentile - - £67.26
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 26,305 13,002 20,718
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 30.32% 31.15% 28.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 18,534 8,831 13,553
10th Percentile £300 £258 £250
25th Percentile £413 £363 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £475 £470
Median % change year-on-year +10.53% +1.06% -1.05%
75th Percentile £638 £588 £575
90th Percentile £738 £688 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £415 £425
% change year-on-year +8.43% -2.35% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 663 511 817
10th Percentile £12.37 £12.50 £12.36
25th Percentile £16.00 £16.88 £15.25
Median hourly rate £26.27 £26.00 £21.00
Median % change year-on-year +1.04% +23.81% +5.00%
75th Percentile £49.75 £46.00 £44.50
90th Percentile £65.40 £58.75 £53.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year -20.00% +21.95% +13.70%

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 22 January 2022.

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 6 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 22 January 2022. 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
Jobs
London -92 527 £620 +3.33% 95
England -111 527 £620 +3.33% 100
Work from Home -74 129 £575 -11.54% 17
UK excluding London -126 9 £525 +20.27% 6
Scotland -51 5 £475 -3.80%
Northern Ireland -6 4 £525 +21.81%

For the 6 months to 22 January 2022, 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.

1 424 (77.23%) Finance
2 370 (67.40%) Front Office
3 295 (53.73%) Python
4 269 (49.00%) React
5 264 (48.09%) Fixed Income
6 259 (47.18%) Software Engineering
6 259 (47.18%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 254 (46.27%) Asset Management
8 253 (46.08%) Agile Software Development
9 248 (45.17%) AWS
10 228 (41.53%) Derivative
11 225 (40.98%) Full Stack Development
12 222 (40.44%) Java
13 220 (40.07%) JavaScript
14 219 (39.89%) Investment Management
15 215 (39.16%) SQL
16 194 (35.34%) TypeScript
17 183 (33.33%) Analytics
18 160 (29.14%) Azure
19 159 (28.96%) Banking
20 140 (25.50%) Hedge funds
21 135 (24.59%) GCP
22 129 (23.50%) CI/CD
23 126 (22.95%) Social Skills
24 113 (20.58%) C#
25 111 (20.22%) Investment Banking
26 94 (17.12%) AngularJS
27 77 (14.03%) Front End Development
27 77 (14.03%) .NET
28 75 (13.66%) Low Latency

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 15 (2.73%) Apache
1 15 (2.73%) Apache Airflow
2 13 (2.37%) Confluence
3 2 (0.36%) MQSeries
4 1 (0.18%) Cloud Foundry
4 1 (0.18%) Jetty
4 1 (0.18%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (0.18%) SAS
Applications
1 32 (5.83%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (1.82%) Microsoft Project
3 4 (0.73%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.55%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.55%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.36%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 5 (0.91%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 4 (0.73%) SimCorp Dimension
3 2 (0.36%) Markit EDM
3 2 (0.36%) PeopleSoft Financials
4 1 (0.18%) Bloomberg TOMS
4 1 (0.18%) Eagle PACE
4 1 (0.18%) Minerva
4 1 (0.18%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 248 (45.17%) AWS
2 160 (29.14%) Azure
3 135 (24.59%) GCP
4 39 (7.10%) Serverless
5 34 (6.19%) Amazon EC2
6 33 (6.01%) Amazon S3
6 33 (6.01%) AWS Lambda
7 16 (2.91%) npm
7 16 (2.91%) Yarn
8 5 (0.91%) IaaS
9 3 (0.55%) Azure Functions
9 3 (0.55%) GitHub
10 2 (0.36%) OpenShift
10 2 (0.36%) Power Platform
11 1 (0.18%) AWS CloudFormation
11 1 (0.18%) Azure Monitor
11 1 (0.18%) Azure Service Bus
Communications & Networking
1 11 (2.00%) Multicast
2 5 (0.91%) Firewall
3 2 (0.36%) BGP
3 2 (0.36%) FIX Connectivity
4 1 (0.18%) HTTP
4 1 (0.18%) Network Security
4 1 (0.18%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (6.01%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 30 (5.46%) SQL Server
3 14 (2.55%) Amazon Athena
3 14 (2.55%) Apache Ignite
4 13 (2.37%) KDB
4 13 (2.37%) NoSQL
5 9 (1.64%) Oracle Database
6 8 (1.46%) Metadata
7 6 (1.09%) Data Lake
7 6 (1.09%) MongoDB
7 6 (1.09%) Snowflake Schema
8 5 (0.91%) Relational Database
9 4 (0.73%) Big Data
10 2 (0.36%) Azure SQL Database
10 2 (0.36%) Data Warehouse
10 2 (0.36%) Oracle Reports
10 2 (0.36%) Power BI
10 2 (0.36%) Tableau
11 1 (0.18%) RDBMS
11 1 (0.18%) VLDB
Development Applications
1 29 (5.28%) JIRA
2 26 (4.74%) webpack
3 17 (3.10%) Selenium
4 16 (2.91%) Jasmine
4 16 (2.91%) Karma Test Runner
4 16 (2.91%) Mocha
4 16 (2.91%) rollup.js
4 16 (2.91%) Storybook
5 14 (2.55%) Git (software)
6 4 (0.73%) JUnit
6 4 (0.73%) TeamCity
7 3 (0.55%) Jenkins
8 2 (0.36%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 2 (0.36%) Cucumber
8 2 (0.36%) JMeter
8 2 (0.36%) Octopus Deploy
8 2 (0.36%) Oracle APEX
8 2 (0.36%) Postman
8 2 (0.36%) SoapUI
8 2 (0.36%) Subversion
General
1 424 (77.23%) Finance
2 370 (67.40%) Front Office
3 159 (28.96%) Banking
4 126 (22.95%) Social Skills
5 111 (20.22%) Investment Banking
6 41 (7.47%) Analytical Skills
7 13 (2.37%) Organisational Skills
8 12 (2.19%) Back Office
9 11 (2.00%) Influencing Skills
10 4 (0.73%) Financial Institution
10 4 (0.73%) Legal
10 4 (0.73%) Presentation Skills
11 3 (0.55%) International Banking
11 3 (0.55%) Retail Banking
12 2 (0.36%) Inclusion and Diversity
13 1 (0.18%) General Ledger
13 1 (0.18%) Prime Brokerage
13 1 (0.18%) Retail
13 1 (0.18%) Synthetic Prime Brokerage
Job Titles
1 385 (70.13%) Developer
2 155 (28.23%) Software Engineer
3 154 (28.05%) Developer/Software Engineer
3 154 (28.05%) Python Developer
4 138 (25.14%) Python Engineer
5 124 (22.59%) AWS Developer
5 124 (22.59%) AWS Engineer
6 107 (19.49%) Java Developer
7 79 (14.39%) Python Software Engineer
8 68 (12.39%) Analyst
8 68 (12.39%) Front Office Developer
9 65 (11.84%) AWS Software Engineer
10 60 (10.93%) React Developer
11 54 (9.84%) Business Analyst
12 46 (8.38%) JavaScript Developer
12 46 (8.38%) Lead Developer
13 44 (8.01%) Full Stack Developer
14 31 (5.65%) C# Developer
14 31 (5.65%) JavaScript Engineer
15 30 (5.46%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 269 (49.00%) React
2 94 (17.12%) AngularJS
3 77 (14.03%) .NET
4 68 (12.39%) Node.js
5 59 (10.75%) Vue.js
6 45 (8.20%) Pandas
7 44 (8.01%) FIX Protocol
7 44 (8.01%) NumPy
8 36 (6.56%) SciPy
9 35 (6.38%) HTML
10 33 (6.01%) ASP.NET
11 30 (5.46%) .NET Core
11 30 (5.46%) ASP.NET Web API
11 30 (5.46%) CSS
12 29 (5.28%) ASP.NET Core
12 29 (5.28%) Protocol Buffers
13 28 (5.10%) gRPC
14 26 (4.74%) OpenFin
15 22 (4.01%) Middleware
16 19 (3.46%) Rendezvous
Miscellaneous
1 264 (48.09%) Fixed Income
2 259 (47.18%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 228 (41.53%) Derivative
4 140 (25.50%) Hedge funds
5 50 (9.11%) User Experience
6 38 (6.92%) Greenfield Project
7 27 (4.92%) Credit Derivative
8 25 (4.55%) Credit Risk
9 20 (3.64%) Algorithms
9 20 (3.64%) Data Structures
10 15 (2.73%) Market Risk
11 12 (2.19%) Reference Data
12 9 (1.64%) Equity Derivative
12 9 (1.64%) OTC Derivatives
13 6 (1.09%) Analytical Mindset
13 6 (1.09%) Cloud Native
13 6 (1.09%) Interest Rate Derivative
14 5 (0.91%) Public Cloud
15 4 (0.73%) Data Protection Act
16 3 (0.55%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 43 (7.83%) Linux
2 35 (6.38%) Unix
3 11 (2.00%) Windows
4 2 (0.36%) Solaris
5 1 (0.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 259 (47.18%) Software Engineering
2 254 (46.27%) Asset Management
3 253 (46.08%) Agile Software Development
4 225 (40.98%) Full Stack Development
5 219 (39.89%) Investment Management
6 183 (33.33%) Analytics
7 129 (23.50%) CI/CD
8 77 (14.03%) Front End Development
9 75 (13.66%) Low Latency
10 64 (11.66%) DevOps
11 54 (9.84%) Problem-Solving
12 45 (8.20%) Electronic Trading
13 44 (8.01%) Visualisation
14 39 (7.10%) Microservices
15 38 (6.92%) Data Analytics
16 37 (6.74%) Portfolio Management
17 35 (6.38%) Migration
18 34 (6.19%) Multithreading
18 34 (6.19%) UX Design
19 33 (6.01%) Fintech
Programming Languages
1 295 (53.73%) Python
2 222 (40.44%) Java
3 220 (40.07%) JavaScript
4 215 (39.16%) SQL
5 194 (35.34%) TypeScript
6 113 (20.58%) C#
7 65 (11.84%) C++
8 49 (8.93%) Kotlin
9 26 (4.74%) ES6
10 20 (3.64%) VBA
11 19 (3.46%) Java 9
12 18 (3.28%) Scala
13 17 (3.10%) Shell Script
14 11 (2.00%) Bash
15 8 (1.46%) Perl
16 6 (1.09%) Java 11
17 3 (0.55%) Java 8
17 3 (0.55%) Lua
17 3 (0.55%) T-SQL
18 2 (0.36%) XAML
Qualifications
1 17 (3.10%) Degree
2 10 (1.82%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (0.36%) PhD
4 1 (0.18%) CCNA
4 1 (0.18%) CCNP
4 1 (0.18%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (0.18%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (9.47%) QA
2 12 (2.19%) Data Quality
3 7 (1.28%) MiFID
4 6 (1.09%) EMIR
5 3 (0.55%) Dodd-Frank
5 3 (0.55%) UCITS
6 1 (0.18%) Basel II
6 1 (0.18%) COREP
6 1 (0.18%) PMO
System Software
1 73 (13.30%) Docker
Systems Management
1 64 (11.66%) Terraform
2 46 (8.38%) Kubernetes
3 7 (1.28%) ITRS Geneos
4 2 (0.36%) Ansible
4 2 (0.36%) Control-M
5 1 (0.18%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 37 (6.74%) Oracle
2 20 (3.64%) ION Trading
3 19 (3.46%) TIBCO
4 16 (2.91%) Microsoft
5 14 (2.55%) Sybase
6 11 (2.00%) Fidessa
7 7 (1.28%) IBM
8 6 (1.09%) Bloomberg
9 5 (0.91%) Sparx
10 4 (0.73%) Charles River
10 4 (0.73%) Citrix
10 4 (0.73%) SimCorp
10 4 (0.73%) Splunk
11 3 (0.55%) Atlassian
12 2 (0.36%) FIS
12 2 (0.36%) Murex
12 2 (0.36%) PeopleSoft
12 2 (0.36%) Refinitiv
12 2 (0.36%) Rogue Wave
13 1 (0.18%) Cisco