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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 August 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
12 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 388 438 201
Rank change year-on-year +50 -237 +315
Contract jobs citing Equities 583 388 438
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.66% 0.52% 1.27%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.08% 1.72% 4.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 513 339 414
10th Percentile £538 £438 £500
25th Percentile £550 £547 £538
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £650 £650 £625
Median % change year-on-year - +4.00% -
75th Percentile £750 £700 £750
90th Percentile £788 £763 £813
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £545 £431
% change year-on-year -3.67% +26.45% +2.01%

Equities is in the General and Transferable 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 Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 28,046 22,581 10,827
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 31.63% 30.55% 31.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 19,704 15,493 7,192
10th Percentile £325 £310 £264
25th Percentile £445 £411 £377
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £498
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% +0.50% +4.74%
75th Percentile £675 £625 £603
90th Percentile £775 £713 £725
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £450 £430
% change year-on-year +11.11% +4.65% +1.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 609 701 393
10th Percentile £14.73 £12.00 £12.37
25th Percentile £17.56 £15.04 £17.50
Median hourly rate £26.00 £24.00 £26.50
Median % change year-on-year +8.33% -9.43% +27.71%
75th Percentile £55.00 £48.50 £46.00
90th Percentile £68.75 £62.50 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +2.38% -6.67% +18.42%

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 August 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 11 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 August 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
England +35 570 £650 - 63
London +35 565 £650 - 59
Work from Home -34 135 £700 +7.69% 19
UK excluding London -35 11 £525 -3.67% 6
Scotland -4 5 £650 +13.04%
Midlands -27 4 £476 -17.22%
West Midlands - 4 £476 -
Northern Ireland 0 1 £525 +15.89% 2
South West -7 1 £505 -
Yorkshire - 1 £476 - 1
North of England - 1 £476 - 3

For the 6 months to 12 August 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.

1 491 (84.22%) Finance
2 447 (76.67%) Front Office
3 362 (62.09%) Agile
4 338 (57.98%) Investment Management
5 337 (57.80%) Asset Management
5 337 (57.80%) AWS
6 334 (57.29%) Software Engineering
7 321 (55.06%) Python
8 294 (50.43%) Derivative
9 288 (49.40%) Analytics
10 283 (48.54%) Fixed Income
11 274 (47.00%) React
12 266 (45.63%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 232 (39.79%) JavaScript
14 228 (39.11%) Azure
15 213 (36.54%) SQL
16 211 (36.19%) GCP
17 210 (36.02%) Hedge funds
18 182 (31.22%) Java
19 175 (30.02%) Full Stack Development
20 160 (27.44%) TypeScript
21 125 (21.44%) C#
22 121 (20.75%) Pandas
23 120 (20.58%) NumPy
23 120 (20.58%) CI/CD
24 117 (20.07%) SciPy
25 111 (19.04%) Microservices
26 106 (18.18%) .NET
27 94 (16.12%) .NET Core
28 93 (15.95%) Banking

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 18 (3.09%) Apache
2 17 (2.92%) Apache Airflow
3 13 (2.23%) Apache Spark
4 9 (1.54%) Confluence
5 3 (0.51%) Luigi
6 2 (0.34%) Cloud Foundry
6 2 (0.34%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.17%) MQSeries
Applications
1 8 (1.37%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 5 (0.86%) Fidessa
1 5 (0.86%) Markit EDM
2 4 (0.69%) Aladdin
2 4 (0.69%) SimCorp Dimension
3 2 (0.34%) Eloqua
3 2 (0.34%) PeopleSoft Financials
4 1 (0.17%) Bloomberg AIM
4 1 (0.17%) MultiFonds
Cloud Services
1 337 (57.80%) AWS
2 228 (39.11%) Azure
3 211 (36.19%) GCP
4 19 (3.26%) Amazon EC2
5 15 (2.57%) Amazon S3
5 15 (2.57%) AWS Lambda
5 15 (2.57%) Serverless
6 4 (0.69%) Amazon EMR
6 4 (0.69%) Amazon SQS
7 3 (0.51%) Azure DevOps
7 3 (0.51%) Power Platform
8 1 (0.17%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 10 (1.72%) FIX Connectivity
2 4 (0.69%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (3.09%) Amazon Athena
1 18 (3.09%) Big Data
2 16 (2.74%) SQL Server
3 14 (2.40%) Apache Ignite
4 13 (2.23%) Hadoop
4 13 (2.23%) KDB
5 8 (1.37%) NoSQL
6 6 (1.03%) Apache Hive
6 6 (1.03%) HBase
6 6 (1.03%) Impala
6 6 (1.03%) PostgreSQL
6 6 (1.03%) Relational Database
7 5 (0.86%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (0.69%) Amazon RDS
8 4 (0.69%) Amazon Redshift
8 4 (0.69%) MongoDB
8 4 (0.69%) Presto
8 4 (0.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 3 (0.51%) Apache Cassandra
9 3 (0.51%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 18 (3.09%) Git (software)
2 15 (2.57%) JIRA
2 15 (2.57%) Maven
3 12 (2.06%) IntelliJ
4 10 (1.72%) Eclipse
4 10 (1.72%) Gradle
5 5 (0.86%) Sonatype Nexus
6 4 (0.69%) Artifactory
6 4 (0.69%) Cucumber
6 4 (0.69%) JUnit
6 4 (0.69%) kappa
6 4 (0.69%) Visual Studio
7 3 (0.51%) Jenkins
8 2 (0.34%) MSTest
8 2 (0.34%) SonarQube
8 2 (0.34%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.17%) Bitbucket
General
1 491 (84.22%) Finance
2 447 (76.67%) Front Office
3 93 (15.95%) Banking
4 67 (11.49%) Social Skills
5 61 (10.46%) Investment Banking
6 22 (3.77%) Analytical Skills
7 17 (2.92%) Legal
8 15 (2.57%) Influencing Skills
9 11 (1.89%) Back Office
10 9 (1.54%) Prime Brokerage
11 8 (1.37%) Financial Institution
12 7 (1.20%) Inclusion and Diversity
13 5 (0.86%) Marketing
13 5 (0.86%) Presentation Skills
14 3 (0.51%) Law
14 3 (0.51%) Organisational Skills
14 3 (0.51%) Private Banking
14 3 (0.51%) Retail Banking
15 2 (0.34%) Synthetic Prime Brokerage
15 2 (0.34%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 421 (72.21%) Developer
2 253 (43.40%) Developer/Software Engineer
2 253 (43.40%) Software Engineer
3 178 (30.53%) Python Developer
4 169 (28.99%) AWS Developer
5 167 (28.64%) AWS Engineer
6 161 (27.62%) Python Engineer
7 116 (19.90%) AWS Software Engineer
8 110 (18.87%) Python Software Engineer
9 105 (18.01%) Java Developer
10 89 (15.27%) .NET Developer
11 63 (10.81%) Analyst
11 63 (10.81%) Java Engineer
11 63 (10.81%) Java Software Developer
11 63 (10.81%) Java Software Engineer
12 60 (10.29%) Senior Developer
13 59 (10.12%) .NET Software Developer
13 59 (10.12%) .NET Software Engineer
14 44 (7.55%) Senior Software Developer
15 40 (6.86%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 274 (47.00%) React
2 121 (20.75%) Pandas
3 120 (20.58%) NumPy
4 117 (20.07%) SciPy
5 106 (18.18%) .NET
6 94 (16.12%) .NET Core
7 52 (8.92%) ASP.NET Web API
8 48 (8.23%) ASP.NET
8 48 (8.23%) ASP.NET Core
8 48 (8.23%) FIX Protocol
9 40 (6.86%) Protocol Buffers
10 38 (6.52%) gRPC
11 23 (3.95%) AngularJS
12 13 (2.23%) Kafka
12 13 (2.23%) Spring
12 13 (2.23%) Vue.js
13 12 (2.06%) D3.js
13 12 (2.06%) GraphQL
13 12 (2.06%) Node.js
14 11 (1.89%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 294 (50.43%) Derivative
2 283 (48.54%) Fixed Income
3 266 (45.63%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 210 (36.02%) Hedge funds
5 44 (7.55%) Greenfield Project
6 21 (3.60%) Reference Data
7 15 (2.57%) Equity Derivative
8 13 (2.23%) Exotic Derivative
9 10 (1.72%) TWAP
9 10 (1.72%) VWAP
10 7 (1.20%) Data Protection Act
10 7 (1.20%) Market Risk
11 6 (1.03%) Self-Motivation
12 5 (0.86%) Management Information System
13 4 (0.69%) Linux Command Line
13 4 (0.69%) Virtual Team
14 3 (0.51%) Enterprise Software
14 3 (0.51%) Grid Computing
14 3 (0.51%) User Experience
15 2 (0.34%) Swaptions
Operating Systems
1 60 (10.29%) Unix
2 53 (9.09%) Linux
3 22 (3.77%) Windows
4 1 (0.17%) Android
4 1 (0.17%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 362 (62.09%) Agile
2 338 (57.98%) Investment Management
3 337 (57.80%) Asset Management
4 334 (57.29%) Software Engineering
5 288 (49.40%) Analytics
6 175 (30.02%) Full Stack Development
7 120 (20.58%) CI/CD
8 111 (19.04%) Microservices
9 85 (14.58%) DevOps
10 84 (14.41%) Visualisation
11 76 (13.04%) Portfolio Analytics
12 63 (10.81%) Electronic Trading
13 61 (10.46%) Data Analytics
14 55 (9.43%) Low Latency
15 53 (9.09%) Fintech
16 52 (8.92%) TDD
17 40 (6.86%) Front End Development
18 39 (6.69%) Mentoring
19 38 (6.52%) Algorithmic Trading
19 38 (6.52%) Deployment Automation
Programming Languages
1 321 (55.06%) Python
2 232 (39.79%) JavaScript
3 213 (36.54%) SQL
4 182 (31.22%) Java
5 160 (27.44%) TypeScript
6 125 (21.44%) C#
7 34 (5.83%) C++
8 31 (5.32%) Perl
9 21 (3.60%) C
10 10 (1.72%) Scala
11 9 (1.54%) Shell Script
12 6 (1.03%) PHP
12 6 (1.03%) VB
13 4 (0.69%) VBA
14 2 (0.34%) Ruby
14 2 (0.34%) XPath
15 1 (0.17%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 22 (3.77%) Degree
2 5 (0.86%) Master's Degree
3 4 (0.69%) CFA
3 4 (0.69%) ISEB
4 3 (0.51%) APMG
4 3 (0.51%) Computer Science Degree
4 3 (0.51%) IIBA
4 3 (0.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (0.51%) Numerate Degree
5 1 (0.17%) CIMA
5 1 (0.17%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.17%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (9.43%) QA
2 7 (1.20%) MiFID
3 5 (0.86%) EMIR
3 5 (0.86%) Solvency II
4 4 (0.69%) IFRS
4 4 (0.69%) PMO
5 3 (0.51%) FATCA
6 2 (0.34%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.17%) GAAP
System Software
1 38 (6.52%) Docker
2 4 (0.69%) HDFS
3 2 (0.34%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.34%) Apache Flume
3 2 (0.34%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 38 (6.52%) Terraform
2 23 (3.95%) ITRS Geneos
3 2 (0.34%) Control-M
3 2 (0.34%) Hadoop YARN
3 2 (0.34%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 20 (3.43%) Bloomberg
2 19 (3.26%) Charles River
3 15 (2.57%) Sun
4 14 (2.40%) Citrix
5 11 (1.89%) Solace
6 9 (1.54%) Oracle
7 8 (1.37%) Splunk
8 5 (0.86%) Microsoft
9 4 (0.69%) Calypso
9 4 (0.69%) SimCorp
9 4 (0.69%) Sybase
9 4 (0.69%) TIBCO
10 3 (0.51%) Cloudera
10 3 (0.51%) Databricks
10 3 (0.51%) Greenplum
11 2 (0.34%) GoldenSource
11 2 (0.34%) PeopleSoft
11 2 (0.34%) Refinitiv
11 2 (0.34%) Salesforce.com
12 1 (0.17%) Murex