Period
to 19 August 2017

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 19 August 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
6 months to
19 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 256 453 365
Rank change year-on-year +197 -88 +5
Contract jobs citing Equities 957 536 705
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.99% 0.49% 0.63%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.97% 1.49% 1.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 734 351 524
UK median daily rate £575 £573 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.44% +4.09% -
10th Percentile £413 £388 £403
90th Percentile £717 £725 £738
UK excluding London median daily rate £433 £400 £425
% change year-on-year +8.13% -5.88% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK 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 with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 32201 36004 35954
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 33.40% 33.18% 31.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 21043 23586 22446
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
10th Percentile £265 £253 £238
90th Percentile £640 £625 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 986 1203 1387
UK median hourly rate £21.45 £21.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.14% +10.53% -5.00%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.50 £11.17
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.23 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £21.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year -4.76% +13.51% -7.50%

Equities
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Equities in the UK

Equities
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Equities in the UK

Equities
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Equities over the 6 months to 19 August 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Equities in the UK

Equities
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Equities.

Contractor 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 19 August 2017. 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 +171 871 £600 +4.35% 76
London +102 868 £600 +4.35% 73
UK excluding London +120 88 £433 +8.13% 10
Northern Ireland +5 75 £433 +66.35% 4
Scotland +18 10 £400 - 3
South East +13 3 £560 +57.19%

For the 6 months to 19 August 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 with a requirement for Equities.

1 461 (48.17%) Finance
2 441 (46.08%) Banking
3 427 (44.62%) Front Office
4 411 (42.95%) Java
5 322 (33.65%) SQL
6 288 (30.09%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 280 (29.26%) Fixed Income
8 261 (27.27%) Investment Banking
9 254 (26.54%) Derivative
10 214 (22.36%) Agile Software Development
11 210 (21.94%) Multithreading
12 190 (19.85%) C#
13 188 (19.64%) Electronic Trading
14 185 (19.33%) Low Latency
15 164 (17.14%) Unix
16 137 (14.32%) C++
17 136 (14.21%) Linux
18 134 (14.00%) SDLC
19 131 (13.69%) MiFID
20 128 (13.38%) FIX Protocol
21 126 (13.17%) Analytical Skills
22 109 (11.39%) Oracle
23 106 (11.08%) Equity Derivative
24 97 (10.14%) .NET
25 89 (9.30%) Sybase
26 88 (9.20%) Risk Management
27 80 (8.36%) Windows
27 80 (8.36%) Degree
28 79 (8.25%) Greenfield Project
29 78 (8.15%) SQL Server

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 (1.57%) Apache Spark
2 10 (1.04%) SharePoint
3 9 (0.94%) Apache
3 9 (0.94%) Tomcat
4 8 (0.84%) Confluence
5 5 (0.52%) Elasticsearch
6 3 (0.31%) JBoss
6 3 (0.31%) Oracle Coherence
6 3 (0.31%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 3 (0.31%) SharePoint 2013
6 3 (0.31%) WebSphere
7 2 (0.21%) DataSynapse
7 2 (0.21%) Oracle Workflow
8 1 (0.10%) Jupyter
8 1 (0.10%) MQSeries
8 1 (0.10%) WebLogic
Applications
1 37 (3.87%) Microsoft Excel
2 20 (2.09%) Microsoft Office
3 13 (1.36%) Microsoft Project
4 9 (0.94%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 7 (0.73%) MS Visio
6 6 (0.63%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 21 (2.19%) ION MarketView
2 12 (1.25%) thinkFolio
3 11 (1.15%) Global One
4 9 (0.94%) IntelliMatch
4 9 (0.94%) Markit EDM
5 7 (0.73%) SimCorp Dimension
6 6 (0.63%) LatentZero
7 4 (0.42%) Eagle PACE
7 4 (0.42%) Eikon
7 4 (0.42%) Endur
7 4 (0.42%) SunGard Martini
8 3 (0.31%) Minerva
8 3 (0.31%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
8 3 (0.31%) SunGard GMI
9 2 (0.21%) Bloomberg TOMS
9 2 (0.21%) Summit
10 1 (0.10%) Actimize
10 1 (0.10%) Bloomberg AIM
10 1 (0.10%) Loan IQ
10 1 (0.10%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 6 (0.63%) GitHub
2 3 (0.31%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (0.31%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (0.31%) Office 365
2 3 (0.31%) OpenShift
3 2 (0.21%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 16 (1.67%) FIX Connectivity
2 15 (1.57%) TCP/IP
3 3 (0.31%) FTP
4 2 (0.21%) LDAP
5 1 (0.10%) Firewall
5 1 (0.10%) HTTP
5 1 (0.10%) Kerberos
5 1 (0.10%) LAN
5 1 (0.10%) Multicast
5 1 (0.10%) PuTTY
5 1 (0.10%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 78 (8.15%) SQL Server
2 77 (8.05%) Relational Database
3 51 (5.33%) KDB
4 44 (4.60%) RDBMS
5 28 (2.93%) Big Data
6 22 (2.30%) Data Warehouse
7 20 (2.09%) Kdb+
8 16 (1.67%) Hadoop
9 13 (1.36%) Oracle Database
9 13 (1.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 12 (1.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 10 (1.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 9 (0.94%) DB2
12 9 (0.94%) MariaDB
12 9 (0.94%) SQL Server 2016
13 8 (0.84%) BusinessObjects
13 8 (0.84%) HBase
13 8 (0.84%) MySQL
13 8 (0.84%) NoSQL
14 7 (0.73%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 40 (4.18%) Git (software)
2 34 (3.55%) JIRA
3 25 (2.61%) TeamCity
4 21 (2.19%) Maven
5 20 (2.09%) Subversion
6 18 (1.88%) Visual Studio
7 17 (1.78%) Jenkins
8 15 (1.57%) Cucumber
8 15 (1.57%) JUnit
9 14 (1.46%) Gradle
9 14 (1.46%) Grunt
10 13 (1.36%) Eclipse
11 9 (0.94%) IntelliJ
12 6 (0.63%) CppUnit
12 6 (0.63%) Selenium
12 6 (0.63%) webpack
13 5 (0.52%) gulp
13 5 (0.52%) Mocha
13 5 (0.52%) Mockito
13 5 (0.52%) NUnit
General
1 461 (48.17%) Finance
2 441 (46.08%) Banking
3 427 (44.62%) Front Office
4 261 (27.27%) Investment Banking
5 36 (3.76%) Back Office
6 32 (3.34%) Financial Institution
7 18 (1.88%) Telecoms
8 16 (1.67%) Prime Brokerage
9 14 (1.46%) Games
10 13 (1.36%) Legal
11 12 (1.25%) German Language
12 8 (0.84%) Marketing
13 7 (0.73%) Retail
14 5 (0.52%) Corporate Banking
15 4 (0.42%) French Language
16 3 (0.31%) General Ledger
17 1 (0.10%) Advertising
17 1 (0.10%) International Banking
17 1 (0.10%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 566 (59.14%) Developer
2 299 (31.24%) Java Developer
3 232 (24.24%) Analyst
4 154 (16.09%) Business Analyst
5 107 (11.18%) C# Developer
6 106 (11.08%) Senior Developer
7 93 (9.72%) Front Office Developer
8 78 (8.15%) Senior Java Developer
9 63 (6.58%) Electronic Trading Developer
10 59 (6.17%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
11 55 (5.75%) .NET Developer
12 49 (5.12%) C++ Developer
13 45 (4.70%) Low Latency Java Developer
14 44 (4.60%) C# .NET Developer
15 37 (3.87%) Banking Analyst
15 37 (3.87%) Support Analyst
16 36 (3.76%) Project Manager
17 35 (3.66%) SQL Developer
18 26 (2.72%) KDB Developer
19 25 (2.61%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 128 (13.38%) FIX Protocol
2 97 (10.14%) .NET
3 56 (5.85%) HTML
4 55 (5.75%) HTML5
5 53 (5.54%) AngularJS
5 53 (5.54%) Spring
6 52 (5.43%) WPF
7 46 (4.81%) JNI
8 40 (4.18%) XML
9 33 (3.45%) JMS
10 32 (3.34%) Middleware
11 31 (3.24%) CSS
11 31 (3.24%) REST
12 27 (2.82%) React
13 26 (2.72%) WinForms
14 22 (2.30%) CSS3
15 21 (2.19%) Node.js
16 18 (1.88%) ASP.NET
16 18 (1.88%) WCF
17 15 (1.57%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 288 (30.09%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 280 (29.26%) Fixed Income
3 254 (26.54%) Derivative
4 126 (13.17%) Analytical Skills
5 106 (11.08%) Equity Derivative
6 79 (8.25%) Greenfield Project
7 43 (4.49%) Fintech
8 39 (4.08%) Computer Science
9 35 (3.66%) Hedge funds
10 30 (3.13%) OTC Derivatives
11 26 (2.72%) Algorithms
12 24 (2.51%) Market Risk
12 24 (2.51%) N-Tier
12 24 (2.51%) Reference Data
13 23 (2.40%) User Experience
14 16 (1.67%) Data Structures
15 14 (1.46%) Enterprise Software
15 14 (1.46%) TWAP
15 14 (1.46%) Virtual Team
15 14 (1.46%) VWAP
Operating Systems
1 164 (17.14%) Unix
2 136 (14.21%) Linux
3 80 (8.36%) Windows
4 9 (0.94%) Windows Server
5 5 (0.52%) Solaris
6 4 (0.42%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.21%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.10%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.10%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 214 (22.36%) Agile Software Development
2 210 (21.94%) Multithreading
3 188 (19.64%) Electronic Trading
4 185 (19.33%) Low Latency
5 134 (14.00%) SDLC
6 88 (9.20%) Risk Management
7 76 (7.94%) OO
8 75 (7.84%) Analytics
8 75 (7.84%) TDD
9 66 (6.90%) Business Analysis
10 62 (6.48%) Asset Management
10 62 (6.48%) Multithreaded Programming
11 52 (5.43%) Scrum
12 51 (5.33%) Algorithmic Trading
12 51 (5.33%) Project Management
13 50 (5.22%) Test Automation
14 47 (4.91%) Migration
15 42 (4.39%) User Acceptance Testing
16 38 (3.97%) Market Making
17 37 (3.87%) Mathematics
Programming Languages
1 411 (42.95%) Java
2 322 (33.65%) SQL
3 190 (19.85%) C#
4 137 (14.32%) C++
5 73 (7.63%) Python
6 72 (7.52%) JavaScript
7 58 (6.06%) Perl
8 48 (5.02%) C
9 40 (4.18%) Scala
9 40 (4.18%) Shell Script
10 33 (3.45%) VBA
11 29 (3.03%) PL/SQL
12 23 (2.40%) T-SQL
13 12 (1.25%) XPath
14 10 (1.04%) ES6
15 8 (0.84%) PowerShell
15 8 (0.84%) Ruby
16 7 (0.73%) TypeScript
16 7 (0.73%) VB
17 6 (0.63%) R
Qualifications
1 80 (8.36%) Degree
2 17 (1.78%) Numerate Degree
2 17 (1.78%) PMI Certification
3 12 (1.25%) Computer Science Degree
4 11 (1.15%) ISEB
5 10 (1.04%) PMP
6 6 (0.63%) Master's Degree
6 6 (0.63%) PhD
7 4 (0.42%) ISTQB
7 4 (0.42%) MBA
8 2 (0.21%) CFA
8 2 (0.21%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (0.10%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 131 (13.69%) MiFID
2 61 (6.37%) QA
3 15 (1.57%) EMIR
4 10 (1.04%) Dodd-Frank
5 4 (0.42%) Basel III
5 4 (0.42%) GDPR
5 4 (0.42%) IFRS
5 4 (0.42%) PMO
6 3 (0.31%) CRD IV
6 3 (0.31%) Data Quality
6 3 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.21%) COREP
7 2 (0.21%) GAAP
8 1 (0.10%) FATCA
8 1 (0.10%) ISO 20022
8 1 (0.10%) Solvency II
System Software
1 14 (1.46%) Docker
2 4 (0.42%) HDFS
3 2 (0.21%) Apache Flume
4 1 (0.10%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (0.73%) Ansible
2 6 (0.63%) Control-M
3 5 (0.52%) HP Quality Center
3 5 (0.52%) Kubernetes
4 3 (0.31%) ITRS Geneos
4 3 (0.31%) logstash
4 3 (0.31%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.21%) Ganglia
5 2 (0.21%) Kibana
5 2 (0.21%) Oozie
6 1 (0.10%) CA Single Sign-On
6 1 (0.10%) HP Fortify
6 1 (0.10%) Nagios
6 1 (0.10%) Thomson Reuters DACS
Vendors
1 109 (11.39%) Oracle
2 89 (9.30%) Sybase
3 67 (7.00%) Fidessa
4 51 (5.33%) ION Trading
5 40 (4.18%) Bloomberg
6 34 (3.55%) TIBCO
7 26 (2.72%) Microsoft
8 24 (2.51%) Reuters
9 19 (1.99%) Murex
10 17 (1.78%) Charles River
11 16 (1.67%) DevExpress
11 16 (1.67%) IBM
12 14 (1.46%) Informatica
12 14 (1.46%) SimCorp
13 12 (1.25%) Calypso
14 8 (0.84%) Solace
15 7 (0.73%) Sophis
15 7 (0.73%) SunGard
16 6 (0.63%) Infragistics
16 6 (0.63%) Salesforce.com