Period
to 20 February 2018

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 20 February 2018 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
20 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 342 349 318
Rank change year-on-year +7 -31 +52
Contract jobs citing Equities 706 637 808
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.70% 0.67% 0.75%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.08% 2.04% 2.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 527 446 624
UK median daily rate £600 £550 £570
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% -3.51% +3.64%
10th Percentile £410 £400 £413
90th Percentile £738 £713 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £413 £413
% change year-on-year +15.15% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
UK median hourly rate £10.00 - £16.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £16.50

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 33,895 31,187 35,078
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.38% 32.73% 32.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,683 20,358 22,599
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £245
90th Percentile £650 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +3.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,010 1,108 1,317
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -2.44% +17.14%
10th Percentile £11.80 £11.32 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.68 £47.56 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.00 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +15.79% -5.00% +18.17%

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 20 February 2018.

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 8 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 20 February 2018. 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 -26 633 £600 +9.09% 97
London -14 619 £600 +9.09% 95
UK excluding London +47 87 £475 +15.15% 6
Scotland +23 41 £481 +20.31% 3
Northern Ireland 0 32 £455 +12.69% 1
South East - 11 £545 - 2
North of England +31 3 £525 -19.23%
North West +9 3 £525 -19.23%

For the 6 months to 20 February 2018, 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.

1 350 (49.58%) Finance
2 299 (42.35%) Front Office
3 270 (38.24%) Banking
4 249 (35.27%) Java
5 225 (31.87%) SQL
6 215 (30.45%) Fixed Income
7 202 (28.61%) Derivative
8 169 (23.94%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 165 (23.37%) Agile Software Development
10 150 (21.25%) Investment Banking
11 124 (17.56%) Low Latency
12 122 (17.28%) C#
13 120 (17.00%) Multithreading
14 119 (16.86%) Unix
15 117 (16.57%) Electronic Trading
16 110 (15.58%) FIX Protocol
17 101 (14.31%) Linux
18 95 (13.46%) SDLC
19 91 (12.89%) MiFID
20 90 (12.75%) Asset Management
20 90 (12.75%) Analytical Skills
21 86 (12.18%) Python
21 86 (12.18%) .NET
22 81 (11.47%) Relational Database
23 75 (10.62%) Risk Management
23 75 (10.62%) SQL Server
23 75 (10.62%) Equity Derivative
24 59 (8.36%) Test Automation
25 58 (8.22%) Oracle
26 57 (8.07%) OO

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 11 (1.56%) JBoss
2 10 (1.42%) IIS
2 10 (1.42%) Tomcat
3 9 (1.27%) Apache Spark
4 8 (1.13%) Oracle Coherence
5 3 (0.42%) Confluence
5 3 (0.42%) Elasticsearch
5 3 (0.42%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.14%) Apache
6 1 (0.14%) CMS
6 1 (0.14%) MQSeries
6 1 (0.14%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.14%) SAS
6 1 (0.14%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 28 (3.97%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (0.85%) MS Visio
3 5 (0.71%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (0.57%) Microsoft Office
5 3 (0.42%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.28%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 30 (4.25%) thinkFolio
2 12 (1.70%) ION MarketView
2 12 (1.70%) SimCorp Dimension
3 9 (1.27%) Markit EDM
4 7 (0.99%) SunGard GMI
5 4 (0.57%) Summit
6 3 (0.42%) Eikon
7 2 (0.28%) IntelliMatch
7 2 (0.28%) LatentZero
7 2 (0.28%) Oracle Cash Management
7 2 (0.28%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
8 1 (0.14%) Eagle PACE
8 1 (0.14%) Endur
8 1 (0.14%) Findur
8 1 (0.14%) Oracle EBS
8 1 (0.14%) Oracle E-Business Tax
8 1 (0.14%) Oracle FAH
8 1 (0.14%) Oracle Financials
8 1 (0.14%) Oracle General Ledger
8 1 (0.14%) Salerio
Cloud Services
1 8 (1.13%) IaaS
1 8 (1.13%) npm
1 8 (1.13%) PaaS
1 8 (1.13%) SaaS
2 3 (0.42%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.28%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.28%) OpenShift
4 1 (0.14%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 15 (2.12%) FIX Connectivity
2 6 (0.85%) AMQP
3 5 (0.71%) PPP
4 4 (0.57%) tcpdump
5 2 (0.28%) Firewall
5 2 (0.28%) VPN
6 1 (0.14%) DMZ
6 1 (0.14%) FTP
6 1 (0.14%) GSM
6 1 (0.14%) Internet
6 1 (0.14%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 81 (11.47%) Relational Database
2 75 (10.62%) SQL Server
3 48 (6.80%) RDBMS
4 37 (5.24%) KDB
5 22 (3.12%) Blockchain
6 17 (2.41%) Data Warehouse
7 15 (2.12%) Big Data
7 15 (2.12%) DB2
8 14 (1.98%) Oracle Database
8 14 (1.98%) SQL Server 2008
9 13 (1.84%) Hadoop
9 13 (1.84%) SQL Server 2012
10 12 (1.70%) Oracle Database 11g
10 12 (1.70%) PostgreSQL
10 12 (1.70%) SQL Server 2014
10 12 (1.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 12 (1.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 11 (1.56%) SQL Server 2016
12 10 (1.42%) Oracle Database 12c
12 10 (1.42%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 37 (5.24%) JIRA
2 33 (4.67%) Git (software)
3 15 (2.12%) JUnit
4 13 (1.84%) Jenkins
5 11 (1.56%) Visual Studio
6 8 (1.13%) Cucumber
6 8 (1.13%) Grunt
6 8 (1.13%) gulp
6 8 (1.13%) webpack
7 7 (0.99%) NUnit
7 7 (0.99%) Team Foundation Server
7 7 (0.99%) TeamCity
8 5 (0.71%) Mocha
8 5 (0.71%) SpecFlow
9 4 (0.57%) FitNesse
9 4 (0.57%) Maven
10 3 (0.42%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 3 (0.42%) JIRA Agile
10 3 (0.42%) Rhino Mocks
11 2 (0.28%) JBehave
General
1 350 (49.58%) Finance
2 299 (42.35%) Front Office
3 270 (38.24%) Banking
4 150 (21.25%) Investment Banking
5 37 (5.24%) Financial Institution
6 34 (4.82%) Back Office
7 17 (2.41%) Legal
8 14 (1.98%) Telecoms
9 12 (1.70%) Prime Brokerage
9 12 (1.70%) Retail
10 11 (1.56%) Games
11 9 (1.27%) French Language
12 5 (0.71%) Marketing
13 4 (0.57%) General Ledger
14 3 (0.42%) German Language
14 3 (0.42%) Portuguese Language
14 3 (0.42%) Spanish Language
15 1 (0.14%) Advertising
15 1 (0.14%) International Banking
15 1 (0.14%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 357 (50.57%) Developer
2 205 (29.04%) Analyst
3 157 (22.24%) Java Developer
4 109 (15.44%) Business Analyst
5 78 (11.05%) C# Developer
6 65 (9.21%) Senior Developer
7 61 (8.64%) Front Office Developer
8 43 (6.09%) Support Analyst
9 40 (5.67%) Applications Support
10 39 (5.52%) Project Manager
11 38 (5.38%) Senior Java Developer
12 36 (5.10%) Electronic Trading Developer
13 35 (4.96%) Applications Support Analyst
14 29 (4.11%) SQL Developer
15 28 (3.97%) .NET Developer
15 28 (3.97%) Banking Analyst
16 26 (3.68%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
17 25 (3.54%) Front Office Business Analyst
18 24 (3.40%) C# .NET Developer
19 22 (3.12%) Asset Management Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 110 (15.58%) FIX Protocol
2 86 (12.18%) .NET
3 37 (5.24%) AngularJS
4 36 (5.10%) Spring
5 34 (4.82%) Middleware
6 32 (4.53%) REST
7 30 (4.25%) WPF
8 29 (4.11%) HTML
9 28 (3.97%) XML
10 26 (3.68%) JMS
11 25 (3.54%) WCF
12 24 (3.40%) HTML5
13 21 (2.97%) React
14 18 (2.55%) CSS
15 17 (2.41%) Kafka
16 15 (2.12%) Node.js
17 13 (1.84%) ASP.NET
17 13 (1.84%) FpML
17 13 (1.84%) J2SE
17 13 (1.84%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 215 (30.45%) Fixed Income
2 202 (28.61%) Derivative
3 169 (23.94%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 90 (12.75%) Analytical Skills
5 75 (10.62%) Equity Derivative
6 47 (6.66%) Greenfield Project
7 40 (5.67%) Hedge funds
8 34 (4.82%) Computer Science
9 30 (4.25%) OTC Derivatives
10 26 (3.68%) Data Structures
11 17 (2.41%) Credit Risk
12 16 (2.27%) N-Tier
13 12 (1.70%) Algorithms
13 12 (1.70%) Credit Derivative
13 12 (1.70%) Fintech
13 12 (1.70%) Market Risk
14 11 (1.56%) Enterprise Software
15 10 (1.42%) Hybrid Cloud
16 9 (1.27%) Interest Rate Derivative
17 8 (1.13%) Swaptions
Operating Systems
1 119 (16.86%) Unix
2 101 (14.31%) Linux
3 36 (5.10%) Windows
4 5 (0.71%) Windows Server
5 4 (0.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (0.42%) Windows 10
6 3 (0.42%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.14%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 165 (23.37%) Agile Software Development
2 124 (17.56%) Low Latency
3 120 (17.00%) Multithreading
4 117 (16.57%) Electronic Trading
5 95 (13.46%) SDLC
6 90 (12.75%) Asset Management
7 75 (10.62%) Risk Management
8 59 (8.36%) Test Automation
9 57 (8.07%) OO
10 54 (7.65%) Analytics
11 53 (7.51%) Business Analysis
12 45 (6.37%) TDD
13 43 (6.09%) Investment Management
13 43 (6.09%) Stakeholder Management
14 39 (5.52%) Change Management
15 38 (5.38%) Algorithmic Trading
16 37 (5.24%) Migration
17 32 (4.53%) Data Analysis
17 32 (4.53%) Web Development
18 31 (4.39%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 249 (35.27%) Java
2 225 (31.87%) SQL
3 122 (17.28%) C#
4 86 (12.18%) Python
5 55 (7.79%) C++
6 51 (7.22%) JavaScript
7 47 (6.66%) Perl
8 25 (3.54%) VBA
9 23 (3.26%) Scala
9 23 (3.26%) T-SQL
10 16 (2.27%) TypeScript
11 14 (1.98%) Bash Shell
11 14 (1.98%) PL/SQL
12 12 (1.70%) C
13 11 (1.56%) Shell Script
14 9 (1.27%) XPath
15 8 (1.13%) ES6
15 8 (1.13%) Ruby
16 7 (0.99%) VB
17 6 (0.85%) PHP
Qualifications
1 52 (7.37%) Degree
2 13 (1.84%) Numerate Degree
3 8 (1.13%) Computer Science Degree
3 8 (1.13%) PMI Certification
4 6 (0.85%) Master's Degree
5 3 (0.42%) PMP
6 2 (0.28%) ISEB
6 2 (0.28%) ISTQB
6 2 (0.28%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 91 (12.89%) MiFID
2 51 (7.22%) QA
3 25 (3.54%) EMIR
4 15 (2.12%) Solvency II
5 12 (1.70%) GDPR
6 10 (1.42%) FATCA
7 9 (1.27%) Dodd-Frank
8 6 (0.85%) PMO
9 3 (0.42%) AIFMD
9 3 (0.42%) IFRS
10 2 (0.28%) Data Quality
11 1 (0.14%) COREP
11 1 (0.14%) FINRA
11 1 (0.14%) ISAE 3402
11 1 (0.14%) ISO 20022
11 1 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 1 (0.14%) SEPA
11 1 (0.14%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (2.69%) Docker
2 3 (0.42%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.28%) Platform Symphony
3 2 (0.28%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.14%) Apache Flume
4 1 (0.14%) BitLocker
4 1 (0.14%) HDFS
4 1 (0.14%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 11 (1.56%) Ansible
2 9 (1.27%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.28%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.14%) ITRS Geneos
4 1 (0.14%) logstash
4 1 (0.14%) Nagios
4 1 (0.14%) Oozie
Vendors
1 58 (8.22%) Oracle
2 49 (6.94%) Sybase
3 44 (6.23%) Fidessa
4 38 (5.38%) Microsoft
5 36 (5.10%) Charles River
6 22 (3.12%) Bloomberg
7 16 (2.27%) ION Trading
8 15 (2.12%) SimCorp
9 13 (1.84%) Reuters
9 13 (1.84%) TIBCO
10 10 (1.42%) Capita
10 10 (1.42%) Murex
11 7 (0.99%) Citrix
11 7 (0.99%) CQG
11 7 (0.99%) FIS
11 7 (0.99%) SunGard
12 6 (0.85%) Red Hat
13 5 (0.71%) Atlassian
13 5 (0.71%) Calypso
13 5 (0.71%) OpenLink