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 3 months to 28 March 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
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 287 341 302
Rank change year-on-year +54 -39  
Contract jobs citing Equities 371 329 399
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.82% 0.61% 0.74%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.57% 1.97% 2.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 279 260 302
Median daily rate £575 £550 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.54% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £375 £403
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £675 £686
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £375 £315
% change year-on-year +13.33% +19.04%  
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 with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 14408 16675 16347
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 31.96% 31.12% 30.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 9314 10891 9856
Median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 535 564 695
Median hourly rate £22.50 £22.84 £18.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.46% +21.30%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £12.50 £11.76
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £51.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.68 £27.22 £18.83
% change year-on-year -31.36% +44.56%  

Equities
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 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 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Equities in the UK

Equities
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Equities in the UK

Equities
Top 13 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 3 months to 28 March 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
England +40 346 £575 +4.54% 56
London +27 346 £575 +4.54% 56
City of London -21 78 £575 +9.52% 25
Northern Ireland - 23 £425 - 1
County Antrim - 21 £425 - 1
Belfast - 21 £425 - 1
Docklands, London 0 5 £550 -8.33%
Canary Wharf -5 2 - -
Scotland +24 1 £675 +100.00%
Edinburgh - 1 £675 -
Moorgate - 1 £340 -
Bromley - 1 £575 -
Westminster - 1 £400 -

Equities
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 March 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.

1 387 (54.58%) Finance
2 327 (46.12%) Front Office
3 324 (45.70%) Banking
4 244 (34.41%) Java
5 235 (33.15%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 230 (32.44%) Fixed Income
7 224 (31.59%) Derivative
8 210 (29.62%) Investment Banking
9 165 (23.27%) Agile Software Development
10 164 (23.13%) SQL
11 149 (21.02%) Multithreading
12 128 (18.05%) Linux
13 122 (17.21%) C++
14 113 (15.94%) C#
14 113 (15.94%) Low Latency
15 111 (15.66%) Unix
16 110 (15.51%) Electronic Trading
17 104 (14.67%) MiFID
18 97 (13.68%) Analytical Skills
19 92 (12.98%) FIX Protocol
20 86 (12.13%) Asset Management
21 83 (11.71%) SDLC
22 79 (11.14%) Equity Derivative
23 74 (10.44%) Project Management
24 69 (9.73%) Degree
25 66 (9.31%) Oracle
26 64 (9.03%) Scrum
26 64 (9.03%) Business Analysis
27 63 (8.89%) OO
28 60 (8.46%) Risk 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 24 (3.39%) Confluence
2 18 (2.54%) SharePoint
3 15 (2.12%) Apache Spark
4 9 (1.27%) SharePoint 2013
5 6 (0.85%) Apache Pig
6 4 (0.56%) WebSphere
7 3 (0.42%) Apache
7 3 (0.42%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 2 (0.28%) DataSynapse
8 2 (0.28%) Jetty
8 2 (0.28%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.14%) IIS
9 1 (0.14%) MS Exchange
9 1 (0.14%) Oracle Coherence
9 1 (0.14%) Oracle Workflow
9 1 (0.14%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 48 (6.77%) MS Excel
2 20 (2.82%) MS PowerPoint
3 12 (1.69%) MS Visio
4 11 (1.55%) MS Office
5 8 (1.13%) MS Project
6 3 (0.42%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 14 (1.97%) ION MarketView
2 11 (1.55%) thinkFolio
3 9 (1.27%) Minerva
4 8 (1.13%) SimCorp Dimension
5 6 (0.85%) Global One
6 4 (0.56%) Sentinel
7 3 (0.42%) Markit EDM
7 3 (0.42%) SunGard APT
8 2 (0.28%) LatentZero
8 2 (0.28%) Tesseract
9 1 (0.14%) IntelliMatch
9 1 (0.14%) Loan IQ
9 1 (0.14%) Oracle EBS
9 1 (0.14%) Oracle Internet Expenses
9 1 (0.14%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.28%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.14%) GitHub
2 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.14%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (1.27%) TCP/IP
2 7 (0.99%) Multicast
2 7 (0.99%) Network Security
2 7 (0.99%) tcpdump
3 6 (0.85%) Firewall
3 6 (0.85%) FIX Connectivity
3 6 (0.85%) Intrusion Detection
4 4 (0.56%) HTTP
5 2 (0.28%) PuTTY
5 2 (0.28%) VPN
6 1 (0.14%) AMQP
6 1 (0.14%) ISDN
6 1 (0.14%) Kerberos
6 1 (0.14%) LDAP
6 1 (0.14%) Skype
6 1 (0.14%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (7.33%) SQL Server
2 40 (5.64%) Relational Database
3 38 (5.36%) Big Data
4 27 (3.81%) KDB
5 23 (3.24%) RDBMS
6 20 (2.82%) Oracle Database
7 19 (2.68%) Hadoop
8 15 (2.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 13 (1.83%) Data Warehouse
9 13 (1.83%) Oracle Reports
9 13 (1.83%) Tick Data
10 11 (1.55%) Apache Cassandra
10 11 (1.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 9 (1.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 8 (1.13%) Kdb+
13 7 (0.99%) DB2
14 6 (0.85%) Blockchain
14 6 (0.85%) Data Lake
14 6 (0.85%) NoSQL
14 6 (0.85%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 52 (7.33%) JIRA
2 25 (3.53%) Git (software)
3 17 (2.40%) Subversion
4 13 (1.83%) Team Foundation Server
5 12 (1.69%) TestRail
6 11 (1.55%) JUnit
7 10 (1.41%) gulp
7 10 (1.41%) TeamCity
8 8 (1.13%) Grunt
8 8 (1.13%) Mocha
9 7 (0.99%) Selenium
9 7 (0.99%) webpack
10 6 (0.85%) Cucumber
10 6 (0.85%) Jenkins
10 6 (0.85%) Maven
11 5 (0.71%) Mockito
11 5 (0.71%) Visual Studio Team System
12 4 (0.56%) Gradle
12 4 (0.56%) Visual Studio
13 3 (0.42%) IntelliJ
General
1 387 (54.58%) Finance
2 327 (46.12%) Front Office
3 324 (45.70%) Banking
4 210 (29.62%) Investment Banking
5 50 (7.05%) Financial Institution
6 48 (6.77%) Back Office
7 35 (4.94%) Retail
8 27 (3.81%) Legal
9 11 (1.55%) Marketing
10 10 (1.41%) Corporate Banking
11 8 (1.13%) Prime Brokerage
11 8 (1.13%) Publishing
12 7 (0.99%) Telecoms
13 5 (0.71%) German Language
14 4 (0.56%) Games
14 4 (0.56%) Retail Banking
15 3 (0.42%) Law
16 2 (0.28%) Advertising
16 2 (0.28%) French Language
17 1 (0.14%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 343 (48.38%) Developer
2 202 (28.49%) Analyst
3 179 (25.25%) Java Developer
4 143 (20.17%) Business Analyst
5 62 (8.74%) Senior Developer
6 59 (8.32%) Front Office Developer
7 52 (7.33%) MiFID Business Analyst
8 50 (7.05%) C++ Developer
9 44 (6.21%) Senior Java Developer
10 43 (6.06%) Electronic Trading Developer
11 37 (5.22%) C# Developer
12 35 (4.94%) Support Analyst
13 33 (4.65%) Project Manager
14 27 (3.81%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
15 26 (3.67%) Investment Banking Java Developer
16 25 (3.53%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
17 22 (3.10%) JavaScript Developer
18 21 (2.96%) SQL Developer
19 20 (2.82%) Applications Support
20 18 (2.54%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 92 (12.98%) FIX Protocol
2 44 (6.21%) .NET
3 38 (5.36%) HTML
4 35 (4.94%) AngularJS
5 33 (4.65%) HTML5
6 30 (4.23%) XML
7 24 (3.39%) Spring
8 23 (3.24%) CSS
9 22 (3.10%) JNI
9 22 (3.10%) WPF
10 19 (2.68%) React
11 18 (2.54%) JMS
11 18 (2.54%) Middleware
12 17 (2.40%) CSS3
12 17 (2.40%) REST
13 14 (1.97%) Node.js
14 13 (1.83%) .NET Framework
14 13 (1.83%) jQuery
14 13 (1.83%) Redux
15 12 (1.69%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 235 (33.15%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 230 (32.44%) Fixed Income
3 224 (31.59%) Derivative
4 97 (13.68%) Analytical Skills
5 79 (11.14%) Equity Derivative
6 47 (6.63%) Fintech
7 34 (4.80%) Computer Science
8 26 (3.67%) Virtual Team
9 25 (3.53%) Hedge funds
10 21 (2.96%) Algorithms
11 20 (2.82%) Management Information System
11 20 (2.82%) Market Risk
11 20 (2.82%) OTC Derivatives
12 19 (2.68%) Reference Data
13 18 (2.54%) User Experience
14 15 (2.12%) Data Structures
15 11 (1.55%) N-Tier
16 10 (1.41%) Data Centre
16 10 (1.41%) TWAP
16 10 (1.41%) VWAP
Operating Systems
1 128 (18.05%) Linux
2 111 (15.66%) Unix
3 53 (7.48%) Windows
4 9 (1.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (0.28%) SUSE
5 2 (0.28%) Windows Server
5 2 (0.28%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (0.28%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.14%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.14%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.14%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.14%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 165 (23.27%) Agile Software Development
2 149 (21.02%) Multithreading
3 113 (15.94%) Low Latency
4 110 (15.51%) Electronic Trading
5 86 (12.13%) Asset Management
6 83 (11.71%) SDLC
7 74 (10.44%) Project Management
8 64 (9.03%) Business Analysis
8 64 (9.03%) Scrum
9 63 (8.89%) OO
10 60 (8.46%) Risk Management
11 56 (7.90%) Stakeholder Management
12 53 (7.48%) Data Management
13 51 (7.19%) Multithreaded Programming
14 48 (6.77%) Analytics
15 44 (6.21%) Investment Management
16 43 (6.06%) TDD
17 40 (5.64%) Mathematics
18 32 (4.51%) Algorithmic Trading
19 30 (4.23%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 244 (34.41%) Java
2 164 (23.13%) SQL
3 122 (17.21%) C++
4 113 (15.94%) C#
5 50 (7.05%) JavaScript
6 49 (6.91%) Python
7 44 (6.21%) Perl
8 37 (5.22%) C
9 36 (5.08%) Scala
10 33 (4.65%) Shell Script
11 21 (2.96%) VBA
12 19 (2.68%) PL/SQL
13 12 (1.69%) ES6
14 11 (1.55%) Bash Shell
14 11 (1.55%) PowerShell
14 11 (1.55%) VB
15 10 (1.41%) PHP
16 8 (1.13%) Haskell
17 6 (0.85%) T-SQL
18 5 (0.71%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 69 (9.73%) Degree
2 20 (2.82%) ISEB
3 8 (1.13%) CISSP
4 6 (0.85%) CISM
4 6 (0.85%) CNA
4 6 (0.85%) GCIA
4 6 (0.85%) GCIH
4 6 (0.85%) GIAC
4 6 (0.85%) Network+ Certification
4 6 (0.85%) Novell Certification
4 6 (0.85%) PMI Certification
4 6 (0.85%) SANS
5 5 (0.71%) MBA
6 3 (0.42%) ISTQB
6 3 (0.42%) PMP
7 2 (0.28%) ACCA
7 2 (0.28%) CIMA
7 2 (0.28%) CISA
7 2 (0.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (0.28%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 104 (14.67%) MiFID
2 49 (6.91%) QA
3 19 (2.68%) EMIR
4 18 (2.54%) Dodd-Frank
5 13 (1.83%) SLA
6 9 (1.27%) COBIT
7 6 (0.85%) PMO
8 5 (0.71%) Basel III
8 5 (0.71%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 3 (0.42%) CRD IV
9 3 (0.42%) IFRS
10 2 (0.28%) COREP
10 2 (0.28%) Data Quality
10 2 (0.28%) FATCA
10 2 (0.28%) GAAP
10 2 (0.28%) Solvency II
11 1 (0.14%) AIFMD
11 1 (0.14%) ISAE 3402
11 1 (0.14%) ISO20022
11 1 (0.14%) UCITS
System Software
1 5 (0.71%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.42%) Docker
3 2 (0.28%) HDFS
3 2 (0.28%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 1 (0.14%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 15 (2.12%) ITRS Geneos
2 7 (0.99%) Ansible
2 7 (0.99%) Control-M
2 7 (0.99%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (0.99%) Thomson Reuters DACS
3 6 (0.85%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 4 (0.56%) Kubernetes
5 2 (0.28%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.28%) Puppet
6 1 (0.14%) CA Single Sign-On
6 1 (0.14%) HP Fortify
6 1 (0.14%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 1 (0.14%) RSA Archer
6 1 (0.14%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 66 (9.31%) Oracle
2 52 (7.33%) Sybase
3 50 (7.05%) Fidessa
4 41 (5.78%) Microsoft
5 24 (3.39%) ION Trading
6 21 (2.96%) Bloomberg
7 14 (1.97%) TIBCO
8 13 (1.83%) Reuters
9 11 (1.55%) Murex
10 10 (1.41%) SimCorp
11 9 (1.27%) Charles River
11 9 (1.27%) Red Hat
12 8 (1.13%) Citrix
12 8 (1.13%) Fixnetix
12 8 (1.13%) Informatica
13 7 (0.99%) Sun
14 6 (0.85%) Calypso
15 5 (0.71%) Atlassian
15 5 (0.71%) Remedy
16 4 (0.56%) Serena
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