Period
to 9 December 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 9 December 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
9 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 405 293 389
Rank change year-on-year -112 +96 -56
Contract jobs citing Equities 614 892 626
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.59% 0.87% 0.61%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.78% 2.59% 1.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 424 652 413
UK median daily rate £613 £575 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.65% +4.55% -3.93%
10th Percentile £450 £413 £413
90th Percentile £763 £725 £724
UK excluding London median daily rate £464 £448 £375
% change year-on-year +3.63% +19.33% -9.09%
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 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 34,478 34,484 34,185
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.04% 33.66% 33.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,738 22,903 22,283
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
10th Percentile £276 £263 £250
90th Percentile £650 £650 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,036 998 1,210
UK median hourly rate £20.24 £20.55 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.53% +2.75% +5.10%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.25 £11.32
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.83 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.13 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -4.38% - +8.11%

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 9 December 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 10 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 9 December 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 -93 595 £615 +2.50% 89
London -59 585 £625 +4.17% 89
UK excluding London -91 27 £464 +3.63% 1
Scotland -31 10 £385 -18.95%
Northern Ireland -10 7 £422 -5.17% 1
North of England -8 4 £475 -9.52%
North West -13 4 £475 -9.52%
East of England - 4 £468 -
South East -25 1 - -
South West - 1 £525 -

For the 6 months to 9 December 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.

1 308 (50.16%) Front Office
2 278 (45.28%) Finance
3 257 (41.86%) Java
4 229 (37.30%) Fixed Income
5 224 (36.48%) Banking
6 217 (35.34%) Agile Software Development
7 194 (31.60%) Derivative
8 168 (27.36%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 155 (25.24%) SQL
10 135 (21.99%) Multithreading
11 129 (21.01%) Asset Management
12 124 (20.20%) C#
13 111 (18.08%) Low Latency
14 101 (16.45%) SQL Server
14 101 (16.45%) Investment Banking
15 86 (14.01%) Analytics
16 84 (13.68%) TDD
17 83 (13.52%) FIX Protocol
18 80 (13.03%) Problem-Solving
19 76 (12.38%) Python
20 68 (11.07%) Linux
20 68 (11.07%) Algorithmic Trading
21 67 (10.91%) Amazon AWS
22 63 (10.26%) .NET
23 62 (10.10%) Analytical Skills
24 61 (9.93%) Web Services
25 60 (9.77%) JavaScript
26 58 (9.45%) Electronic Trading
26 58 (9.45%) Greenfield Project
27 57 (9.28%) Equity Derivative

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 16 (2.61%) Confluence
2 12 (1.95%) Mule
3 10 (1.63%) Apache
4 8 (1.30%) Elasticsearch
5 7 (1.14%) Apache Spark
5 7 (1.14%) JBoss
5 7 (1.14%) WordPress
6 5 (0.81%) WebLogic
7 4 (0.65%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 3 (0.49%) Oracle Coherence
9 2 (0.33%) nginx
10 1 (0.16%) GemFire
10 1 (0.16%) Jupyter
10 1 (0.16%) SharePoint
10 1 (0.16%) Tomcat
Applications
1 32 (5.21%) Microsoft Excel
2 16 (2.61%) Microsoft Office
3 9 (1.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 9 (1.47%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.81%) Spreadsheet
5 4 (0.65%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 20 (3.26%) thinkFolio
2 16 (2.61%) Markit EDM
3 10 (1.63%) Bloomberg AIM
4 9 (1.47%) PolarLake
5 6 (0.98%) Eikon
6 5 (0.81%) IntelliMatch
7 4 (0.65%) LatentZero
8 2 (0.33%) Dynamics CRM
8 2 (0.33%) Eagle PACE
8 2 (0.33%) ION MarketView
8 2 (0.33%) Oracle Cash Management
8 2 (0.33%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 2 (0.33%) SimCorp Dimension
9 1 (0.16%) Endur
9 1 (0.16%) Front Arena
9 1 (0.16%) MultiFonds
9 1 (0.16%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
Cloud Services
1 67 (10.91%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (1.79%) npm
2 11 (1.79%) Yarn
3 10 (1.63%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (1.14%) AWS Lambda
4 7 (1.14%) Serverless
5 6 (0.98%) Amazon S3
6 5 (0.81%) Google Cloud Platform
7 4 (0.65%) Amazon EC2
7 4 (0.65%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 4 (0.65%) SaaS
8 2 (0.33%) Amazon EMR
9 1 (0.16%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.16%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.16%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (1.14%) FIX Connectivity
2 2 (0.33%) DMZ
3 1 (0.16%) DSL
3 1 (0.16%) InfiniBand
3 1 (0.16%) Kerberos
3 1 (0.16%) LAN
3 1 (0.16%) Multicast
3 1 (0.16%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.16%) tcpdump
3 1 (0.16%) Unified Communications
3 1 (0.16%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 101 (16.45%) SQL Server
2 27 (4.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 24 (3.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 23 (3.75%) Relational Database
5 21 (3.42%) NoSQL
6 17 (2.77%) QlikView
7 15 (2.44%) KDB
8 14 (2.28%) Data Warehouse
8 14 (2.28%) SQL Server 2014
9 13 (2.12%) Big Data
10 12 (1.95%) Kdb+
11 10 (1.63%) RDBMS
12 7 (1.14%) MySQL
12 7 (1.14%) Oracle Database
12 7 (1.14%) PostgreSQL
12 7 (1.14%) Tick Data
13 6 (0.98%) Amazon RDS
13 6 (0.98%) Amazon Redshift
13 6 (0.98%) SQL Server 2012
14 5 (0.81%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 45 (7.33%) JIRA
2 36 (5.86%) TeamCity
3 34 (5.54%) Jenkins
4 33 (5.37%) Git (software)
5 29 (4.72%) Maven
6 20 (3.26%) Octopus Deploy
7 18 (2.93%) JUnit
8 17 (2.77%) MSBuild
8 17 (2.77%) SpecFlow
9 10 (1.63%) Hudson
10 9 (1.47%) gulp
11 8 (1.30%) Sonatype Nexus
11 8 (1.30%) Team Foundation Server
12 7 (1.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 7 (1.14%) PhpStorm
13 5 (0.81%) Vagrant
14 4 (0.65%) Moq
14 4 (0.65%) NUnit
14 4 (0.65%) Subversion
14 4 (0.65%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 308 (50.16%) Front Office
2 278 (45.28%) Finance
3 224 (36.48%) Banking
4 101 (16.45%) Investment Banking
5 49 (7.98%) Back Office
6 34 (5.54%) Financial Institution
7 23 (3.75%) Retail
8 5 (0.81%) Advertising
9 3 (0.49%) Legal
9 3 (0.49%) Prime Brokerage
10 1 (0.16%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 366 (59.61%) Developer
2 178 (28.99%) Java Developer
3 128 (20.85%) Analyst
4 72 (11.73%) C# Developer
5 67 (10.91%) Front Office Developer
6 63 (10.26%) Business Analyst
7 58 (9.45%) Senior Developer
8 28 (4.56%) SQL Analyst
9 27 (4.40%) Data Analyst
10 25 (4.07%) Senior Java Developer
11 24 (3.91%) .NET Developer
12 23 (3.75%) Senior C# Developer
13 22 (3.58%) Project Manager
13 22 (3.58%) SQL Data Analyst
14 20 (3.26%) C++ Developer
14 20 (3.26%) Software Engineer
15 19 (3.09%) Asset Management Analyst
15 19 (3.09%) Support Analyst
16 18 (2.93%) Banking Analyst
17 17 (2.77%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 83 (13.52%) FIX Protocol
2 63 (10.26%) .NET
3 61 (9.93%) Web Services
4 55 (8.96%) HTML
5 42 (6.84%) Spring
6 40 (6.51%) React
7 39 (6.35%) HTML5
8 37 (6.03%) Middleware
9 31 (5.05%) WPF
10 28 (4.56%) Kafka
11 26 (4.23%) AngularJS
12 25 (4.07%) ActiveMQ
13 24 (3.91%) CSS
14 23 (3.75%) ASP.NET
14 23 (3.75%) Spring Integration
14 23 (3.75%) XML
15 21 (3.42%) JMS
16 19 (3.09%) WCF
17 16 (2.61%) Redux
18 15 (2.44%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 229 (37.30%) Fixed Income
2 194 (31.60%) Derivative
3 168 (27.36%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 62 (10.10%) Analytical Skills
5 58 (9.45%) Greenfield Project
6 57 (9.28%) Equity Derivative
7 33 (5.37%) Hedge funds
8 26 (4.23%) Data Structures
9 21 (3.42%) Fintech
10 20 (3.26%) OTC Derivatives
11 19 (3.09%) Exotic Derivative
12 17 (2.77%) User Experience
13 16 (2.61%) Equity Risk
14 15 (2.44%) Algorithms
15 14 (2.28%) Enterprise Software
15 14 (2.28%) Management Information System
15 14 (2.28%) Self-Motivation
16 10 (1.63%) Market Risk
17 6 (0.98%) Mobile App
17 6 (0.98%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 68 (11.07%) Linux
2 49 (7.98%) Unix
3 34 (5.54%) Windows
4 10 (1.63%) Android
4 10 (1.63%) Apple iOS
5 9 (1.47%) Solaris
6 2 (0.33%) Oracle Linux
6 2 (0.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 217 (35.34%) Agile Software Development
2 135 (21.99%) Multithreading
3 129 (21.01%) Asset Management
4 111 (18.08%) Low Latency
5 86 (14.01%) Analytics
6 84 (13.68%) TDD
7 80 (13.03%) Problem-Solving
8 68 (11.07%) Algorithmic Trading
9 58 (9.45%) Electronic Trading
10 51 (8.31%) Continuous Integration
11 47 (7.65%) OO
12 44 (7.17%) Risk Management
13 43 (7.00%) Software Engineering
14 40 (6.51%) Test Automation
14 40 (6.51%) Unit Testing
15 39 (6.35%) Data Analysis
16 35 (5.70%) DevOps
16 35 (5.70%) Microservices
16 35 (5.70%) Portfolio Management
17 34 (5.54%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 257 (41.86%) Java
2 155 (25.24%) SQL
3 124 (20.20%) C#
4 76 (12.38%) Python
5 60 (9.77%) JavaScript
6 53 (8.63%) C++
7 45 (7.33%) Java 8
8 30 (4.89%) VBA
9 25 (4.07%) Scala
10 23 (3.75%) TypeScript
11 19 (3.09%) PowerShell
12 18 (2.93%) Perl
13 12 (1.95%) ES6
13 12 (1.95%) Shell Script
14 10 (1.63%) PHP
15 9 (1.47%) C
15 9 (1.47%) R
16 8 (1.30%) PL/SQL
17 6 (0.98%) Bash Shell
18 5 (0.81%) VB
Qualifications
1 38 (6.19%) Degree
2 6 (0.98%) Computer Science Degree
3 5 (0.81%) PMI Certification
4 4 (0.65%) CFA
4 4 (0.65%) ISEB
4 4 (0.65%) Numerate Degree
5 3 (0.49%) Master's Degree
6 2 (0.33%) ISTQB
6 2 (0.33%) MBA
6 2 (0.33%) PhD
6 2 (0.33%) PMP
6 2 (0.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (0.16%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (4.56%) MiFID
2 26 (4.23%) QA
3 5 (0.81%) EMIR
4 4 (0.65%) Data Quality
4 4 (0.65%) GDPR
4 4 (0.65%) PMO
4 4 (0.65%) SLA
4 4 (0.65%) Solvency II
5 3 (0.49%) FATCA
6 1 (0.16%) Dodd-Frank
6 1 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.16%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.16%) UCITS
System Software
1 27 (4.40%) Docker
2 4 (0.65%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.16%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 1 (0.16%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (0.16%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 15 (2.44%) Ansible
2 11 (1.79%) Kubernetes
3 7 (1.14%) Terraform
4 6 (0.98%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (0.33%) Control-M
6 1 (0.16%) CA Service Virtualization
6 1 (0.16%) CA Single Sign-On
6 1 (0.16%) HP ALM
6 1 (0.16%) HP Fortify
6 1 (0.16%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 46 (7.49%) Oracle
2 41 (6.68%) Microsoft
3 38 (6.19%) Bloomberg
4 28 (4.56%) Tableau
5 27 (4.40%) Reuters
5 27 (4.40%) TIBCO
6 24 (3.91%) Charles River
6 24 (3.91%) Sybase
7 11 (1.79%) FactSet
8 7 (1.14%) Calypso
8 7 (1.14%) Google
9 6 (0.98%) Murex
10 5 (0.81%) Cadence
10 5 (0.81%) Dynatrace
10 5 (0.81%) GoldenSource
10 5 (0.81%) IBM
10 5 (0.81%) New Relic
11 4 (0.65%) OpenLink
11 4 (0.65%) Speakerbus
11 4 (0.65%) Wallstreet Suite