Period
to 24 October 2020

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 24 October 2020 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
24 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 168 421 407
Rank change year-on-year +253 -14 -127
Contract jobs citing Equities 509 455 636
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.60% 0.54% 0.61%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.73% 1.72% 1.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 507 297 443
Median daily rate £600 £625 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +4.17% +4.35%
10th Percentile £475 £440 £450
90th Percentile £813 £750 £750
UK excluding London median daily rate £431 £430 £468
% change year-on-year +0.23% -8.02% +5.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 £73.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -52.05% - -
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 10,770 26,409 33,590
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.83% 31.26% 32.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,864 16,795 21,834
Median daily rate £475 £475 £475
10th Percentile £253 £263 £273
90th Percentile £713 £669 £656
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £425 £420
% change year-on-year -2.94% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 452 1,050 1,053
Median hourly rate £34.00 £22.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +54.55% +10.00% -
10th Percentile £12.63 £11.79 £12.23
90th Percentile £54.90 £53.75 £50.00
Median hourly rate £25.17 £20.75 £19.00
% change year-on-year +21.28% +9.21% -3.27%

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 24 October 2020.

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 9 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 24 October 2020. 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 +244 498 £615 -1.60% 56
London +152 490 £620 -0.80% 56
Work from Home -56 32 £700 +7.69% 3
UK excluding London +260 18 £431 +0.23%
Scotland +86 6 £308 -44.09%
Northern Ireland +6 4 £431 +1.11%
East of England - 4 £650 -
Midlands - 4 £375 -
West Midlands - 4 £375 -

For the 6 months to 24 October 2020, 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.

1 429 (84.28%) Front Office
2 427 (83.89%) Finance
3 424 (83.30%) Fixed Income
4 402 (78.98%) Derivative
5 363 (71.32%) Asset Management
6 353 (69.35%) Java
7 348 (68.37%) Web Services
8 347 (68.17%) AWS
9 344 (67.58%) Agile Software Development
10 342 (67.19%) Python
11 335 (65.82%) Software Engineering
12 308 (60.51%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 288 (56.58%) JavaScript
14 279 (54.81%) Hedge funds
15 264 (51.87%) Investment Management
16 257 (50.49%) AngularJS
17 247 (48.53%) React
18 214 (42.04%) Vue.js
19 176 (34.58%) Banking
20 162 (31.83%) Investment Banking
21 147 (28.88%) GCP
22 146 (28.68%) Azure
23 139 (27.31%) SQL
24 122 (23.97%) DevOps
25 117 (22.99%) Decision-Making
26 115 (22.59%) Serverless
27 113 (22.20%) AWS Lambda
27 113 (22.20%) Amazon EC2
27 113 (22.20%) Amazon S3
28 100 (19.65%) Node.js

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 31 (6.09%) Apache
2 17 (3.34%) Apache Spark
3 9 (1.77%) Jupyter
4 5 (0.98%) JBoss
4 5 (0.98%) WebLogic
5 4 (0.79%) Confluence
6 1 (0.20%) SAS
6 1 (0.20%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (1.18%) Chatbot
2 4 (0.79%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (0.39%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.20%) Adobe XD
4 1 (0.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.20%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 30 (5.89%) Markit EDM
2 26 (5.11%) Eagle PACE
3 11 (2.16%) ION MarketView
4 3 (0.59%) Actimize
5 2 (0.39%) SimCorp Dimension
6 1 (0.20%) Front Arena
6 1 (0.20%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 347 (68.17%) AWS
2 147 (28.88%) GCP
3 146 (28.68%) Azure
4 115 (22.59%) Serverless
5 113 (22.20%) Amazon EC2
5 113 (22.20%) Amazon S3
5 113 (22.20%) AWS Lambda
6 60 (11.79%) OpenShift
7 53 (10.41%) Amazon ECS
8 52 (10.22%) Amazon SQS
9 51 (10.02%) AWS CloudFormation
10 2 (0.39%) Amazon EMR
11 1 (0.20%) Amazon EKS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (1.38%) FIX Connectivity
2 1 (0.20%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (12.38%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 52 (10.22%) Amazon Redshift
3 50 (9.82%) Amazon RDS
4 38 (7.47%) NoSQL
5 31 (6.09%) SQL Server
6 29 (5.70%) Apache Ignite
7 13 (2.55%) Relational Database
8 12 (2.36%) MongoDB
9 8 (1.57%) Redis
10 5 (0.98%) MySQL
11 4 (0.79%) Apache Cassandra
11 4 (0.79%) RDBMS
12 3 (0.59%) Big Data
12 3 (0.59%) KDB
13 2 (0.39%) Apache Hive
13 2 (0.39%) Data Mining
13 2 (0.39%) DB2
13 2 (0.39%) Hadoop
13 2 (0.39%) Hazelcast
14 1 (0.20%) InfluxDB
Development Applications
1 78 (15.32%) RStudio
2 59 (11.59%) Artifactory
3 47 (9.23%) Jenkins
4 9 (1.77%) Git (software)
4 9 (1.77%) Gradle
4 9 (1.77%) TeamCity
5 7 (1.38%) JIRA
6 6 (1.18%) Eclipse
6 6 (1.18%) IntelliJ
7 4 (0.79%) Maven
8 3 (0.59%) Cucumber
9 2 (0.39%) Bitbucket
9 2 (0.39%) SonarQube
10 1 (0.20%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 1 (0.20%) Axure RP
General
1 429 (84.28%) Front Office
2 427 (83.89%) Finance
3 176 (34.58%) Banking
4 162 (31.83%) Investment Banking
5 38 (7.47%) Back Office
6 6 (1.18%) Advertising
7 3 (0.59%) Financial Institution
7 3 (0.59%) Public Sector
7 3 (0.59%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.39%) French Language
8 2 (0.39%) Police
8 2 (0.39%) Prime Brokerage
9 1 (0.20%) Electronics
9 1 (0.20%) Law
9 1 (0.20%) Legal
9 1 (0.20%) Marketing
9 1 (0.20%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 353 (69.35%) Developer
2 164 (32.22%) Software Engineer
3 149 (29.27%) Developer/Software Engineer
4 144 (28.29%) AWS Engineer
5 118 (23.18%) AWS Developer
6 117 (22.99%) Python Developer
7 112 (22.00%) JavaScript Developer
8 107 (21.02%) Java Developer
9 87 (17.09%) Python Engineer
10 70 (13.75%) Front Office Developer
11 68 (13.36%) JavaScript Engineer
12 61 (11.98%) Python Software Engineer
13 58 (11.39%) AWS Software Engineer
14 53 (10.41%) Analyst
15 45 (8.84%) Java Engineer
16 39 (7.66%) .NET Software Engineer
16 39 (7.66%) Lead Developer
16 39 (7.66%) Lead Software Developer
17 33 (6.48%) Java Software Developer
18 30 (5.89%) AWS DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 348 (68.37%) Web Services
2 257 (50.49%) AngularJS
3 247 (48.53%) React
4 214 (42.04%) Vue.js
5 100 (19.65%) Node.js
6 75 (14.73%) .NET
7 57 (11.20%) J2EE
8 56 (11.00%) .NET Core
9 53 (10.41%) ASP.NET
10 48 (9.43%) ASP.NET Core
11 42 (8.25%) J2SE
12 27 (5.30%) Pandas
13 22 (4.32%) Shiny
14 16 (3.14%) FIX Protocol
15 15 (2.95%) gRPC
15 15 (2.95%) Protocol Buffers
16 12 (2.36%) HTML
17 11 (2.16%) Spring
18 10 (1.96%) WPF
19 8 (1.57%) JNI
Miscellaneous
1 424 (83.30%) Fixed Income
2 402 (78.98%) Derivative
3 308 (60.51%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 279 (54.81%) Hedge funds
5 40 (7.86%) Greenfield Project
6 33 (6.48%) Blog
7 31 (6.09%) Reference Data
8 24 (4.72%) Equity Derivative
9 19 (3.73%) Credit Derivative
10 9 (1.77%) Public Cloud
11 8 (1.57%) User Experience
12 7 (1.38%) Analytical Skills
13 6 (1.18%) Management Information System
13 6 (1.18%) Robotics
14 4 (0.79%) TWAP
14 4 (0.79%) VWAP
15 3 (0.59%) Credit Risk
15 3 (0.59%) Spread Betting
16 2 (0.39%) Algorithms
16 2 (0.39%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 30 (5.89%) Linux
2 18 (3.54%) Unix
3 8 (1.57%) CentOS
4 4 (0.79%) Windows
5 2 (0.39%) Android
5 2 (0.39%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.20%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 363 (71.32%) Asset Management
2 344 (67.58%) Agile Software Development
3 335 (65.82%) Software Engineering
4 264 (51.87%) Investment Management
5 122 (23.97%) DevOps
6 117 (22.99%) Decision-Making
7 88 (17.29%) Portfolio Management
8 68 (13.36%) Business Analysis
9 67 (13.16%) Migration
10 65 (12.77%) Microservices
11 58 (11.39%) Analytics
12 56 (11.00%) Fintech
13 52 (10.22%) Deployment Automation
14 34 (6.68%) Front End Development
15 33 (6.48%) Open Source
16 30 (5.89%) Infrastructure Automation
17 29 (5.70%) Machine Learning
17 29 (5.70%) Multithreading
18 28 (5.50%) Artificial Intelligence
19 27 (5.30%) Low Latency
Programming Languages
1 353 (69.35%) Java
2 342 (67.19%) Python
3 288 (56.58%) JavaScript
4 139 (27.31%) SQL
5 86 (16.90%) Kotlin
6 85 (16.70%) C#
7 67 (13.16%) R
8 45 (8.84%) C++
8 45 (8.84%) TypeScript
9 28 (5.50%) Scala
10 15 (2.95%) Clojure
11 11 (2.16%) C
12 10 (1.96%) Shell Script
13 8 (1.57%) Bash Shell
14 6 (1.18%) ES6
14 6 (1.18%) Java 8
14 6 (1.18%) VBA
15 4 (0.79%) Perl
16 3 (0.59%) Ada
16 3 (0.59%) PHP
Qualifications
1 11 (2.16%) Degree
2 7 (1.38%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (0.59%) SC Cleared
3 3 (0.59%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (1.38%) QA
2 3 (0.59%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.39%) MiFID
4 1 (0.20%) Dodd-Frank
4 1 (0.20%) EMIR
4 1 (0.20%) ISO 20022
System Software
1 82 (16.11%) Docker
Systems Management
1 77 (15.13%) Kubernetes
2 68 (13.36%) Terraform
3 8 (1.57%) Consul
3 8 (1.57%) Packer
4 3 (0.59%) Ansible
5 2 (0.39%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.39%) Puppet
6 1 (0.20%) Control-M
6 1 (0.20%) Grafana
Vendors
1 92 (18.07%) Google
2 55 (10.81%) Bloomberg
3 27 (5.30%) Reuters
4 26 (5.11%) FactSet
5 11 (2.16%) ION Trading
6 9 (1.77%) Oracle
6 9 (1.77%) Sybase
7 7 (1.38%) TIBCO
8 4 (0.79%) Charles River
9 3 (0.59%) Salesforce.com
10 2 (0.39%) Calypso
10 2 (0.39%) Eze Castle Integration
10 2 (0.39%) Fidessa
10 2 (0.39%) GoldenSource
10 2 (0.39%) IBM
10 2 (0.39%) Murex
10 2 (0.39%) Portware
10 2 (0.39%) SimCorp
10 2 (0.39%) Solace
10 2 (0.39%) SunGard