Period
to 27 May 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 27 May 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
27 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 419 309 404
Rank change year-on-year -110 +95 -63
Contract jobs citing Equities 533 736 599
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.53% 0.81% 0.57%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.57% 2.39% 1.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 370 570 448
UK median daily rate £600 £575 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% -
10th Percentile £413 £406 £385
90th Percentile £781 £721 £688
UK excluding London median daily rate £455 £421 £400
% change year-on-year +8.20% +5.13% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
UK median hourly rate £10.00 - -
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 34,037 30,736 35,531
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.78% 33.75% 33.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,298 19,942 23,191
UK median daily rate £450 £440 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +6.25%
10th Percentile £270 £263 £250
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £403 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +0.63% +6.67% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,066 1,079 1,181
UK median hourly rate £22.42 £20.50 £21.34
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.37% -3.94% +18.56%
10th Percentile £11.75 £11.25 £11.62
90th Percentile £52.63 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £18.96 £21.00
% change year-on-year +13.40% -9.71% +20.00%

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 27 May 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 27 May 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 -133 482 £625 +8.70% 107
London -109 474 £625 +8.70% 106
UK excluding London -11 59 £455 +8.20% 6
Scotland -5 33 £475 -29.63% 5
Northern Ireland -17 18 £455 +8.20%
South East - 6 £545 - 1
North of England - 2 £450 -
Yorkshire - 2 £450 -

For the 6 months to 27 May 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.

1 271 (50.84%) Finance
2 237 (44.47%) Front Office
3 198 (37.15%) Java
4 188 (35.27%) Fixed Income
5 177 (33.21%) Banking
6 165 (30.96%) Derivative
7 161 (30.21%) Agile Software Development
8 149 (27.95%) SQL
8 149 (27.95%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 126 (23.64%) C#
10 125 (23.45%) Low Latency
11 119 (22.33%) Asset Management
12 99 (18.57%) Electronic Trading
13 94 (17.64%) Investment Banking
14 89 (16.70%) Unix
15 87 (16.32%) Linux
16 79 (14.82%) Multithreading
17 77 (14.45%) .NET
18 68 (12.76%) Python
19 64 (12.01%) JavaScript
20 63 (11.82%) FIX Protocol
21 62 (11.63%) C++
21 62 (11.63%) OO
22 61 (11.44%) TDD
23 52 (9.76%) SQL Server
23 52 (9.76%) Equity Derivative
23 52 (9.76%) Relational Database
24 51 (9.57%) Analytics
24 51 (9.57%) Risk Management
25 50 (9.38%) Problem-Solving

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 15 (2.81%) Tomcat
2 14 (2.63%) JBoss
3 11 (2.06%) Confluence
4 7 (1.31%) Apache Spark
5 6 (1.13%) Apache
6 5 (0.94%) Elasticsearch
7 4 (0.75%) Oracle Coherence
8 3 (0.56%) GlassFish
8 3 (0.56%) SharePoint
8 3 (0.56%) WebLogic
8 3 (0.56%) WebSphere
8 3 (0.56%) WebSphere Application Server
8 3 (0.56%) WordPress
9 2 (0.38%) nginx
10 1 (0.19%) CMS
10 1 (0.19%) EPiServer
10 1 (0.19%) JCAPS
10 1 (0.19%) Mule
10 1 (0.19%) SAS
10 1 (0.19%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 25 (4.69%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (1.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 6 (1.13%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.56%) Microsoft Office
4 3 (0.56%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.38%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.19%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.19%) InVision
6 1 (0.19%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 38 (7.13%) thinkFolio
2 18 (3.38%) Markit EDM
3 15 (2.81%) Eagle PACE
4 14 (2.63%) Front Arena
5 12 (2.25%) ION MarketView
5 12 (2.25%) PolarLake
6 7 (1.31%) SimCorp Dimension
7 6 (1.13%) Bloomberg AIM
8 3 (0.56%) MultiFonds
9 2 (0.38%) HiPortfolio
9 2 (0.38%) LatentZero
10 1 (0.19%) Bloomberg TOMS
10 1 (0.19%) Dynamics CRM
10 1 (0.19%) Eloqua
10 1 (0.19%) Global One
10 1 (0.19%) IntelliMatch
10 1 (0.19%) Minerva
10 1 (0.19%) Summit
10 1 (0.19%) Temenos T24
10 1 (0.19%) Tesseract
Cloud Services
1 34 (6.38%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (0.94%) Amazon CloudWatch
2 5 (0.94%) Amazon EC2
3 4 (0.75%) Amazon S3
4 3 (0.56%) AWS Lambda
4 3 (0.56%) CloudFront
4 3 (0.56%) GitHub
4 3 (0.56%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (0.56%) Route 53
4 3 (0.56%) Serverless
4 3 (0.56%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 2 (0.38%) AWS CloudTrail
5 2 (0.38%) npm
6 1 (0.19%) Amazon EMR
6 1 (0.19%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.19%) IaaS
6 1 (0.19%) NuGet
6 1 (0.19%) PaaS
6 1 (0.19%) SaaS
6 1 (0.19%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 6 (1.13%) AMQP
1 6 (1.13%) FIX Connectivity
2 5 (0.94%) Firewall
3 4 (0.75%) LAN
3 4 (0.75%) MPLS
3 4 (0.75%) Network Security
3 4 (0.75%) tcpdump
3 4 (0.75%) VPN
3 4 (0.75%) WAN
4 3 (0.56%) DHCP
4 3 (0.56%) DNS
4 3 (0.56%) VLAN
5 2 (0.38%) FTP
6 1 (0.19%) BIG-IP
6 1 (0.19%) DMZ
6 1 (0.19%) DWDM
6 1 (0.19%) Internet
6 1 (0.19%) Intranet
6 1 (0.19%) Unified Communications
6 1 (0.19%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (9.76%) Relational Database
1 52 (9.76%) SQL Server
2 30 (5.63%) KDB
3 19 (3.56%) RDBMS
4 17 (3.19%) PostgreSQL
5 11 (2.06%) Data Warehouse
5 11 (2.06%) DB2
6 10 (1.88%) NoSQL
6 10 (1.88%) SQL Server 2012
7 9 (1.69%) Blockchain
7 9 (1.69%) SQL Server 2016
8 8 (1.50%) Big Data
8 8 (1.50%) Hadoop
8 8 (1.50%) Oracle Database
9 7 (1.31%) Oracle Database 10g
9 7 (1.31%) Oracle Database 11g
10 6 (1.13%) Oracle Database 12c
10 6 (1.13%) Oracle9i Database
10 6 (1.13%) SQL Server 2008
11 5 (0.94%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 42 (7.88%) Git (software)
2 31 (5.82%) Jenkins
3 28 (5.25%) TeamCity
4 24 (4.50%) JIRA
5 16 (3.00%) SpecFlow
6 15 (2.81%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 15 (2.81%) JUnit
7 14 (2.63%) Visual Studio Team System
8 12 (2.25%) NUnit
9 11 (2.06%) gulp
10 9 (1.69%) Octopus Deploy
10 9 (1.69%) Selenium
11 8 (1.50%) Maven
11 8 (1.50%) MSBuild
12 6 (1.13%) Grunt
12 6 (1.13%) Sonatype Nexus
12 6 (1.13%) webpack
13 5 (0.94%) Mocha
13 5 (0.94%) PhpStorm
13 5 (0.94%) Visual Studio
General
1 271 (50.84%) Finance
2 237 (44.47%) Front Office
3 177 (33.21%) Banking
4 94 (17.64%) Investment Banking
5 48 (9.01%) Financial Institution
6 27 (5.07%) Retail
7 24 (4.50%) Back Office
8 17 (3.19%) Legal
9 11 (2.06%) Marketing
10 5 (0.94%) French Language
10 5 (0.94%) Prime Brokerage
11 2 (0.38%) Wholesale Banking
12 1 (0.19%) Advertising
12 1 (0.19%) General Ledger
12 1 (0.19%) German Language
12 1 (0.19%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 296 (55.53%) Developer
2 129 (24.20%) Java Developer
3 128 (24.02%) Analyst
4 64 (12.01%) C# Developer
5 53 (9.94%) Business Analyst
6 51 (9.57%) Front Office Developer
7 49 (9.19%) Senior Developer
8 46 (8.63%) Electronic Trading Developer
9 32 (6.00%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
10 28 (5.25%) Applications Support
10 28 (5.25%) Project Manager
11 26 (4.88%) Data Analyst
11 26 (4.88%) Low Latency Java Developer
11 26 (4.88%) Support Analyst
12 24 (4.50%) Applications Support Analyst
12 24 (4.50%) Asset Management Analyst
12 24 (4.50%) Senior Java Developer
13 22 (4.13%) .NET Developer
14 18 (3.38%) Angular Developer
15 17 (3.19%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 77 (14.45%) .NET
2 63 (11.82%) FIX Protocol
3 41 (7.69%) AngularJS
4 39 (7.32%) HTML
5 35 (6.57%) Middleware
5 35 (6.57%) Spring
6 34 (6.38%) REST
7 32 (6.00%) HTML5
8 27 (5.07%) Kafka
9 24 (4.50%) JMS
10 22 (4.13%) ASP.NET
11 21 (3.94%) React
11 21 (3.94%) WPF
12 19 (3.56%) Node.js
13 17 (3.19%) WCF
14 16 (3.00%) Akka
14 16 (3.00%) CSS
15 13 (2.44%) ASP.NET Web API
16 12 (2.25%) XML
17 11 (2.06%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 188 (35.27%) Fixed Income
2 165 (30.96%) Derivative
3 149 (27.95%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 52 (9.76%) Equity Derivative
5 46 (8.63%) Analytical Skills
6 37 (6.94%) Greenfield Project
7 29 (5.44%) Hedge funds
8 28 (5.25%) Fintech
9 24 (4.50%) Algorithms
9 24 (4.50%) Exotic Derivative
10 16 (3.00%) Data Structures
10 16 (3.00%) OTC Derivatives
11 14 (2.63%) Computer Science
11 14 (2.63%) Enterprise Software
11 14 (2.63%) Hybrid Cloud
12 12 (2.25%) Management Information System
13 11 (2.06%) User Experience
14 8 (1.50%) PMI
14 8 (1.50%) Self-Motivation
15 7 (1.31%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 89 (16.70%) Unix
2 87 (16.32%) Linux
3 14 (2.63%) Windows
4 9 (1.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (0.56%) Android
5 3 (0.56%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.38%) CentOS
6 2 (0.38%) Debian
6 2 (0.38%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 161 (30.21%) Agile Software Development
2 125 (23.45%) Low Latency
3 119 (22.33%) Asset Management
4 99 (18.57%) Electronic Trading
5 79 (14.82%) Multithreading
6 62 (11.63%) OO
7 61 (11.44%) TDD
8 51 (9.57%) Analytics
8 51 (9.57%) Risk Management
9 50 (9.38%) Problem-Solving
10 47 (8.82%) Investment Management
11 43 (8.07%) SDLC
12 38 (7.13%) Test Automation
13 34 (6.38%) Business Analysis
13 34 (6.38%) Migration
13 34 (6.38%) Stakeholder Management
14 33 (6.19%) Algorithmic Trading
14 33 (6.19%) Continuous Integration
15 31 (5.82%) Software Engineering
16 30 (5.63%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 198 (37.15%) Java
2 149 (27.95%) SQL
3 126 (23.64%) C#
4 68 (12.76%) Python
5 64 (12.01%) JavaScript
6 62 (11.63%) C++
7 34 (6.38%) Perl
8 24 (4.50%) Java 8
9 19 (3.56%) Scala
10 18 (3.38%) Shell Script
11 17 (3.19%) C
12 16 (3.00%) TypeScript
13 14 (2.63%) VBA
14 13 (2.44%) Bash Shell
15 12 (2.25%) PHP
16 11 (2.06%) PL/SQL
17 7 (1.31%) T-SQL
17 7 (1.31%) VB
18 6 (1.13%) XPath
19 5 (0.94%) R
Qualifications
1 34 (6.38%) Degree
2 8 (1.50%) Computer Science Degree
2 8 (1.50%) PMI Certification
3 4 (0.75%) ISEB
3 4 (0.75%) Numerate Degree
4 3 (0.56%) MBA
4 3 (0.56%) OCPJP
4 3 (0.56%) Six Sigma Black Belt
4 3 (0.56%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
4 3 (0.56%) Sun Certification
5 2 (0.38%) ISTQB
5 2 (0.38%) PMP
5 2 (0.38%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.19%) CCNP
6 1 (0.19%) CFA
6 1 (0.19%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.19%) Master's Degree
6 1 (0.19%) SAFe Agilist
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (5.82%) MiFID
2 26 (4.88%) QA
3 12 (2.25%) Solvency II
4 8 (1.50%) GDPR
5 6 (1.13%) EMIR
5 6 (1.13%) FATCA
6 4 (0.75%) Data Quality
6 4 (0.75%) IFRS
7 3 (0.56%) PMO
8 2 (0.38%) Dodd-Frank
9 1 (0.19%) AIFMD
9 1 (0.19%) ISAE 3402
9 1 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.19%) SLA
System Software
1 35 (6.57%) Docker
2 4 (0.75%) Platform Symphony
3 1 (0.19%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 13 (2.44%) Ansible
2 4 (0.75%) Control-M
2 4 (0.75%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.19%) ITRS Geneos
3 1 (0.19%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 42 (7.88%) Bloomberg
2 38 (7.13%) Charles River
3 37 (6.94%) Oracle
4 25 (4.69%) SimCorp
4 25 (4.69%) Sybase
5 22 (4.13%) Fidessa
6 18 (3.38%) Microsoft
7 17 (3.19%) Calypso
8 16 (3.00%) Reuters
9 14 (2.63%) Capita
9 14 (2.63%) FXall
9 14 (2.63%) ION Trading
10 11 (2.06%) TIBCO
11 8 (1.50%) Atlassian
11 8 (1.50%) Murex
12 5 (0.94%) Citrix
12 5 (0.94%) IBM
13 4 (0.75%) Red Hat
13 4 (0.75%) Tableau
14 3 (0.56%) Sun