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 24 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Equities
UK
Rank 281 339 282
Rank change year-on-year +58 -57  
Contract jobs citing Equities 369 328 393
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.81% 0.62% 0.75%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.55% 2.00% 2.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 274 258 296
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 £425
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £675 £675
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 14497 16421 15905
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 32.00% 30.98% 30.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 9339 10703 9623
Median daily rate £445 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.70% +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 £396 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +5.46% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 544 557 661
Median hourly rate £22.50 £24.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +26.31%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £12.50 £11.74
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £51.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.84 £29.00 £18.90
% change year-on-year -35.03% +53.43%  

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 24 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 12 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 24 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 +49 344 £575 +4.54% 57
London +32 344 £575 +4.54% 57
City of London -13 76 £575 +9.52% 26
Northern Ireland - 23 £425 -
County Antrim - 21 £425 -
Belfast - 21 £425 -
Docklands, London 0 5 £550 -4.34%
Canary Wharf -5 2 - -
Scotland +20 1 £675 +100.00%
Edinburgh - 1 £675 -
Moorgate - 1 £340 -
Bromley - 1 £575 -

Equities
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 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.

1 397 (55.60%) Finance
2 332 (46.50%) Front Office
3 325 (45.52%) Banking
4 242 (33.89%) Java
5 236 (33.05%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 234 (32.77%) Fixed Income
7 226 (31.65%) Derivative
8 211 (29.55%) Investment Banking
9 168 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
10 167 (23.39%) SQL
11 147 (20.59%) Multithreading
12 131 (18.35%) Linux
13 122 (17.09%) C++
14 115 (16.11%) C#
15 112 (15.69%) Unix
16 111 (15.55%) Low Latency
17 109 (15.27%) MiFID
18 105 (14.71%) Electronic Trading
19 100 (14.01%) Analytical Skills
20 95 (13.31%) FIX Protocol
21 86 (12.04%) Asset Management
22 84 (11.76%) SDLC
23 78 (10.92%) Equity Derivative
24 76 (10.64%) Project Management
25 69 (9.66%) Degree
26 67 (9.38%) Business Analysis
27 66 (9.24%) Oracle
28 64 (8.96%) Scrum
29 62 (8.68%) OO
30 60 (8.40%) Risk Management

Equities
Top Related 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 (3.36%) Confluence
2 18 (2.52%) SharePoint
3 15 (2.10%) Apache Spark
4 9 (1.26%) SharePoint 2013
5 6 (0.84%) 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%) JBoss
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 51 (7.14%) MS Excel
2 21 (2.94%) MS PowerPoint
3 13 (1.82%) MS Visio
4 12 (1.68%) MS Office
5 8 (1.12%) MS Project
6 4 (0.56%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 14 (1.96%) ION MarketView
2 12 (1.68%) thinkFolio
3 9 (1.26%) Minerva
3 9 (1.26%) SimCorp Dimension
4 6 (0.84%) Global One
5 4 (0.56%) Markit EDM
5 4 (0.56%) Sentinel
6 3 (0.42%) SunGard APT
7 2 (0.28%) LatentZero
7 2 (0.28%) Tesseract
8 1 (0.14%) Bloomberg TOMS
8 1 (0.14%) IntelliMatch
8 1 (0.14%) Loan IQ
8 1 (0.14%) Oracle EBS
8 1 (0.14%) Oracle Internet Expenses
8 1 (0.14%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.28%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.14%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.14%) GitHub
2 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.14%) Office 365
2 1 (0.14%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (1.26%) TCP/IP
2 7 (0.98%) Multicast
2 7 (0.98%) Network Security
2 7 (0.98%) tcpdump
3 6 (0.84%) Firewall
3 6 (0.84%) FIX Connectivity
3 6 (0.84%) 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 55 (7.70%) SQL Server
2 40 (5.60%) Relational Database
3 39 (5.46%) Big Data
4 26 (3.64%) KDB
5 23 (3.22%) RDBMS
6 20 (2.80%) Oracle Database
7 19 (2.66%) Hadoop
8 15 (2.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 13 (1.82%) Data Warehouse
9 13 (1.82%) Oracle Reports
9 13 (1.82%) Tick Data
10 11 (1.54%) Apache Cassandra
10 11 (1.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 9 (1.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 7 (0.98%) DB2
12 7 (0.98%) Kdb+
13 6 (0.84%) Blockchain
13 6 (0.84%) Data Lake
13 6 (0.84%) NoSQL
13 6 (0.84%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 51 (7.14%) JIRA
2 25 (3.50%) Git (software)
3 17 (2.38%) Subversion
4 13 (1.82%) Team Foundation Server
5 12 (1.68%) TestRail
6 11 (1.54%) JUnit
7 10 (1.40%) gulp
7 10 (1.40%) TeamCity
8 8 (1.12%) Grunt
8 8 (1.12%) Mocha
8 8 (1.12%) Selenium
9 7 (0.98%) webpack
10 6 (0.84%) Cucumber
10 6 (0.84%) Maven
11 5 (0.70%) Jenkins
11 5 (0.70%) Mockito
11 5 (0.70%) Visual Studio Team System
12 4 (0.56%) Gradle
12 4 (0.56%) Visual Studio
13 3 (0.42%) Eclipse
General
1 397 (55.60%) Finance
2 332 (46.50%) Front Office
3 325 (45.52%) Banking
4 211 (29.55%) Investment Banking
5 50 (7.00%) Financial Institution
6 48 (6.72%) Back Office
7 36 (5.04%) Retail
8 27 (3.78%) Legal
9 11 (1.54%) Marketing
10 10 (1.40%) Corporate Banking
11 8 (1.12%) Publishing
12 7 (0.98%) Prime Brokerage
12 7 (0.98%) Telecoms
13 5 (0.70%) German Language
14 4 (0.56%) Games
14 4 (0.56%) Retail Banking
15 3 (0.42%) Law
16 2 (0.28%) French Language
17 1 (0.14%) General Ledger
17 1 (0.14%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 341 (47.76%) Developer
2 209 (29.27%) Analyst
3 177 (24.79%) Java Developer
4 149 (20.87%) Business Analyst
5 63 (8.82%) Senior Developer
6 59 (8.26%) Front Office Developer
7 56 (7.84%) MiFID Business Analyst
8 50 (7.00%) C++ Developer
9 45 (6.30%) Senior Java Developer
10 41 (5.74%) Electronic Trading Developer
11 36 (5.04%) C# Developer
12 34 (4.76%) Support Analyst
13 32 (4.48%) Project Manager
14 25 (3.50%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
14 25 (3.50%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
14 25 (3.50%) Investment Banking Java Developer
15 22 (3.08%) JavaScript Developer
15 22 (3.08%) SQL Developer
16 18 (2.52%) Architect
16 18 (2.52%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 95 (13.31%) FIX Protocol
2 47 (6.58%) .NET
3 41 (5.74%) HTML
4 37 (5.18%) AngularJS
5 34 (4.76%) HTML5
6 29 (4.06%) XML
7 23 (3.22%) CSS
7 23 (3.22%) Spring
8 21 (2.94%) JNI
8 21 (2.94%) WPF
9 20 (2.80%) JMS
10 18 (2.52%) Middleware
10 18 (2.52%) React
11 17 (2.38%) CSS3
11 17 (2.38%) REST
12 14 (1.96%) jQuery
12 14 (1.96%) Node.js
13 13 (1.82%) .NET Framework
13 13 (1.82%) Redux
14 12 (1.68%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 236 (33.05%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 234 (32.77%) Fixed Income
3 226 (31.65%) Derivative
4 100 (14.01%) Analytical Skills
5 78 (10.92%) Equity Derivative
6 48 (6.72%) Fintech
7 35 (4.90%) Computer Science
8 27 (3.78%) Hedge funds
9 26 (3.64%) Virtual Team
10 21 (2.94%) Algorithms
10 21 (2.94%) Market Risk
10 21 (2.94%) OTC Derivatives
11 20 (2.80%) Management Information System
11 20 (2.80%) Reference Data
12 18 (2.52%) User Experience
13 16 (2.24%) Data Structures
14 11 (1.54%) N-Tier
15 10 (1.40%) Data Centre
16 9 (1.26%) e-Learning
16 9 (1.26%) TWAP
Operating Systems
1 131 (18.35%) Linux
2 112 (15.69%) Unix
3 58 (8.12%) Windows
4 9 (1.26%) 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
1 168 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
2 147 (20.59%) Multithreading
3 111 (15.55%) Low Latency
4 105 (14.71%) Electronic Trading
5 86 (12.04%) Asset Management
6 84 (11.76%) SDLC
7 76 (10.64%) Project Management
8 67 (9.38%) Business Analysis
9 64 (8.96%) Scrum
10 62 (8.68%) OO
11 60 (8.40%) Risk Management
12 56 (7.84%) Stakeholder Management
13 54 (7.56%) Data Management
14 50 (7.00%) Multithreaded Programming
15 47 (6.58%) Analytics
16 45 (6.30%) Investment Management
16 45 (6.30%) TDD
17 40 (5.60%) Mathematics
18 31 (4.34%) Algorithmic Trading
19 30 (4.20%) GAP Analysis
Programming Languages
1 242 (33.89%) Java
2 167 (23.39%) SQL
3 122 (17.09%) C++
4 115 (16.11%) C#
5 52 (7.28%) Python
6 49 (6.86%) JavaScript
7 47 (6.58%) Perl
8 36 (5.04%) C
9 35 (4.90%) Scala
10 33 (4.62%) Shell Script
11 23 (3.22%) VBA
12 18 (2.52%) PL/SQL
13 12 (1.68%) Bash Shell
13 12 (1.68%) ES6
13 12 (1.68%) PHP
13 12 (1.68%) VB
14 11 (1.54%) PowerShell
15 8 (1.12%) Haskell
16 6 (0.84%) Ruby
16 6 (0.84%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 69 (9.66%) Degree
2 20 (2.80%) ISEB
3 8 (1.12%) CISSP
4 6 (0.84%) CISM
4 6 (0.84%) CNA
4 6 (0.84%) GCIA
4 6 (0.84%) GCIH
4 6 (0.84%) GIAC
4 6 (0.84%) Network+ Certification
4 6 (0.84%) Novell Certification
4 6 (0.84%) SANS
5 5 (0.70%) MBA
5 5 (0.70%) PMI Certification
6 3 (0.42%) ISTQB
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
7 2 (0.28%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 109 (15.27%) MiFID
2 50 (7.00%) QA
3 20 (2.80%) EMIR
4 18 (2.52%) Dodd-Frank
5 13 (1.82%) SLA
6 9 (1.26%) COBIT
7 6 (0.84%) PMO
8 5 (0.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 4 (0.56%) Basel III
10 2 (0.28%) CRD IV
10 2 (0.28%) Data Quality
10 2 (0.28%) FATCA
10 2 (0.28%) IFRS
10 2 (0.28%) Solvency II
11 1 (0.14%) AIFMD
11 1 (0.14%) COREP
11 1 (0.14%) GAAP
11 1 (0.14%) ISAE 3402
11 1 (0.14%) ISO20022
11 1 (0.14%) UCITS
System Software
1 5 (0.70%) 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 (2.10%) ITRS Geneos
2 8 (1.12%) HP Quality Center
3 7 (0.98%) Control-M
3 7 (0.98%) Thomson Reuters DACS
4 6 (0.84%) Ansible
4 6 (0.84%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 3 (0.42%) Kubernetes
6 2 (0.28%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (0.28%) Puppet
7 1 (0.14%) CA Single Sign-On
7 1 (0.14%) HP Fortify
7 1 (0.14%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 1 (0.14%) RSA Archer
7 1 (0.14%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 66 (9.24%) Oracle
2 54 (7.56%) Sybase
3 53 (7.42%) Fidessa
4 42 (5.88%) Microsoft
5 26 (3.64%) Bloomberg
6 24 (3.36%) ION Trading
7 14 (1.96%) TIBCO
8 13 (1.82%) Reuters
9 11 (1.54%) Murex
9 11 (1.54%) SimCorp
10 9 (1.26%) Informatica
10 9 (1.26%) Red Hat
11 8 (1.12%) Charles River
11 8 (1.12%) Citrix
11 8 (1.12%) Fixnetix
12 7 (0.98%) Sun
13 6 (0.84%) Calypso
14 5 (0.70%) Remedy
15 4 (0.56%) IBM
15 4 (0.56%) Serena
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