Period
to 16 February 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 16 February 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
16 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 369 442 356
Rank change year-on-year +73 -86 +3
Contract jobs citing Equities 410 511 705
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.60% 0.52% 0.70%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.91% 1.63% 2.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 305 352 526
UK median daily rate £638 £625 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.00% +4.17% +9.09%
10th Percentile £493 £450 £406
90th Percentile £800 £763 £738
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £468 £475
% change year-on-year +12.30% -1.58% +15.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
UK median hourly rate £15.00 - £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 21,495 31,422 33,328
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 31.59% 31.93% 32.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,487 20,448 22,081
UK median daily rate £455 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.21% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £235 £275 £260
90th Percentile £675 £656 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +1.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 969 1,028 1,029
UK median hourly rate £23.70 £20.44 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.95% -4.93% +8.31%
10th Percentile £12.44 £11.85 £11.73
90th Percentile £53.00 £48.75 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.00 £20.00 £20.66
% change year-on-year +10.00% -3.17% +11.65%

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 16 February 2020.

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 7 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 16 February 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 +71 407 £650 +4.00% 55
London +65 402 £650 +2.56% 55
UK excluding London +83 7 £525 +12.30% 3
South East +77 3 £625 -
East of England +34 2 £425 -9.09%
Wales - 1 - -
Channel Islands - 1 £425 - 3

For the 6 months to 16 February 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.

1 311 (75.85%) Finance
2 234 (57.07%) Java
3 233 (56.83%) Front Office
4 225 (54.88%) Agile Software Development
5 220 (53.66%) Fixed Income
6 211 (51.46%) Derivative
7 201 (49.02%) Asset Management
8 192 (46.83%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 187 (45.61%) Python
10 171 (41.71%) Web Services
10 171 (41.71%) AWS
11 153 (37.32%) JavaScript
12 150 (36.59%) Software Engineering
13 139 (33.90%) Banking
14 136 (33.17%) Hedge funds
15 127 (30.98%) AngularJS
15 127 (30.98%) Investment Management
16 118 (28.78%) React
17 108 (26.34%) R
18 106 (25.85%) Portfolio Management
19 100 (24.39%) Microservices
20 99 (24.15%) Decision-Making
21 98 (23.90%) C#
22 91 (22.20%) SQL
22 91 (22.20%) Azure
23 84 (20.49%) Vue.js
24 83 (20.24%) GCP
25 82 (20.00%) J2EE
26 75 (18.29%) OO
27 74 (18.05%) .NET

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 (3.66%) Cloud Foundry
2 5 (1.22%) Confluence
3 2 (0.49%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.24%) Apache
4 1 (0.24%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 6 (1.46%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.49%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.24%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 18 (4.39%) Markit EDM
2 15 (3.66%) FINCAD Analytics
3 13 (3.17%) thinkFolio
4 11 (2.68%) PolarLake
5 9 (2.20%) Eagle PACE
6 4 (0.98%) SimCorp Dimension
7 3 (0.73%) ION MarketView
8 1 (0.24%) Bloomberg AIM
8 1 (0.24%) LatentZero
8 1 (0.24%) LongView
8 1 (0.24%) Minerva
8 1 (0.24%) Sophis RISQUE
Cloud Services
1 171 (41.71%) AWS
2 91 (22.20%) Azure
3 83 (20.24%) GCP
4 60 (14.63%) Amazon SQS
5 55 (13.41%) OpenShift
6 54 (13.17%) Amazon ECS
7 50 (12.20%) AWS Lambda
7 50 (12.20%) Serverless
8 47 (11.46%) Amazon S3
9 39 (9.51%) Amazon EC2
9 39 (9.51%) AWS CloudFormation
10 15 (3.66%) AWS Step Functions
11 8 (1.95%) PaaS
12 4 (0.98%) Power Platform
13 1 (0.24%) Amazon EMR
13 1 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 17 (4.15%) Multicast
2 1 (0.24%) FIX Connectivity
2 1 (0.24%) HTTP
2 1 (0.24%) Internet
2 1 (0.24%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (13.90%) SQL Server
2 56 (13.66%) Amazon Redshift
3 46 (11.22%) Amazon RDS
4 42 (10.24%) NoSQL
5 28 (6.83%) Amazon Athena
5 28 (6.83%) Flink
6 17 (4.15%) Amazon Aurora
6 17 (4.15%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 15 (3.66%) PostgreSQL
8 11 (2.68%) Data Warehouse
9 8 (1.95%) QlikView
10 6 (1.46%) Hadoop
10 6 (1.46%) SQL Server 2012
11 5 (1.22%) OLAP
12 4 (0.98%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
12 4 (0.98%) DB2
12 4 (0.98%) MemSQL
12 4 (0.98%) Power BI
12 4 (0.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 4 (0.98%) Tick Data
Development Applications
1 70 (17.07%) RStudio
2 54 (13.17%) Artifactory
3 47 (11.46%) Jenkins
4 13 (3.17%) JIRA
5 8 (1.95%) TeamCity
6 5 (1.22%) Log4Net
6 5 (1.22%) Subversion
7 4 (0.98%) Git (software)
7 4 (0.98%) Octopus Deploy
8 2 (0.49%) JMeter
8 2 (0.49%) Selenium
8 2 (0.49%) SpecFlow
8 2 (0.49%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (0.49%) WebDriver
9 1 (0.24%) AdminStudio
9 1 (0.24%) Jasmine
9 1 (0.24%) JUnit
9 1 (0.24%) Maven
9 1 (0.24%) MSI
9 1 (0.24%) NUnit
General
1 311 (75.85%) Finance
2 233 (56.83%) Front Office
3 139 (33.90%) Banking
4 69 (16.83%) Investment Banking
5 12 (2.93%) Financial Institution
5 12 (2.93%) Retail
6 11 (2.68%) Back Office
7 4 (0.98%) Prime Brokerage
8 1 (0.24%) German Language
8 1 (0.24%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 249 (60.73%) Developer
2 115 (28.05%) Java Developer
3 80 (19.51%) Senior Developer
4 69 (16.83%) AWS Developer
5 53 (12.93%) Python Developer
6 52 (12.68%) Senior Java Developer
7 49 (11.95%) Front Office Developer
8 45 (10.98%) Analyst
9 40 (9.76%) Lead Developer
10 36 (8.78%) C# Developer
11 29 (7.07%) JavaScript Developer
12 28 (6.83%) AWS Engineer
13 26 (6.34%) Quantitative Developer
14 25 (6.10%) Business Analyst
15 24 (5.85%) Architect
16 23 (5.61%) Full Stack Developer
16 23 (5.61%) Java Software Developer
16 23 (5.61%) Lead Java Developer
17 22 (5.37%) Lead Software Developer
17 22 (5.37%) Python Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 171 (41.71%) Web Services
2 127 (30.98%) AngularJS
3 118 (28.78%) React
4 84 (20.49%) Vue.js
5 82 (20.00%) J2EE
6 74 (18.05%) .NET
7 66 (16.10%) Node.js
8 48 (11.71%) Kafka
9 43 (10.49%) CSS
9 43 (10.49%) HTML
10 39 (9.51%) J2SE
11 32 (7.80%) FIX Protocol
12 16 (3.90%) Redux
13 13 (3.17%) WPF
14 11 (2.68%) ASP.NET
14 11 (2.68%) NumPy
14 11 (2.68%) Pandas
14 11 (2.68%) SciPy
15 9 (2.20%) .NET Framework
16 8 (1.95%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 220 (53.66%) Fixed Income
2 211 (51.46%) Derivative
3 192 (46.83%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 136 (33.17%) Hedge funds
5 63 (15.37%) Blog
6 55 (13.41%) Greenfield Project
7 47 (11.46%) Analytical Skills
8 43 (10.49%) Equity Derivative
9 30 (7.32%) Public Cloud
10 24 (5.85%) Data Structures
11 15 (3.66%) Reference Data
12 7 (1.71%) Grid Computing
13 6 (1.46%) Exotic Derivative
13 6 (1.46%) OTC Derivatives
14 5 (1.22%) Self-Motivation
15 4 (0.98%) Credit Risk
16 2 (0.49%) Algorithms
16 2 (0.49%) Client/Server
16 2 (0.49%) Management Information System
16 2 (0.49%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 12 (2.93%) Linux
2 9 (2.20%) Windows
3 7 (1.71%) Unix
4 1 (0.24%) Solaris
4 1 (0.24%) Windows 10
4 1 (0.24%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 225 (54.88%) Agile Software Development
2 201 (49.02%) Asset Management
3 150 (36.59%) Software Engineering
4 127 (30.98%) Investment Management
5 106 (25.85%) Portfolio Management
6 100 (24.39%) Microservices
7 99 (24.15%) Decision-Making
8 75 (18.29%) OO
9 74 (18.05%) Analytics
9 74 (18.05%) TDD
10 62 (15.12%) DevOps
11 58 (14.15%) Open Source
12 47 (11.46%) Business Analysis
12 47 (11.46%) Continuous Integration
13 42 (10.24%) Fund Management
14 41 (10.00%) Deployment Automation
15 40 (9.76%) OOP
16 39 (9.51%) Fund Accounting
17 38 (9.27%) Low Latency
18 36 (8.78%) Quantitative Analysis
Programming Languages
1 234 (57.07%) Java
2 187 (45.61%) Python
3 153 (37.32%) JavaScript
4 108 (26.34%) R
5 98 (23.90%) C#
6 91 (22.20%) SQL
7 58 (14.15%) C++
8 24 (5.85%) Kotlin
9 9 (2.20%) PHP
10 8 (1.95%) Java 8
11 6 (1.46%) Haskell
12 4 (0.98%) Perl
12 4 (0.98%) PowerShell
12 4 (0.98%) Scala
13 3 (0.73%) Clojure
13 3 (0.73%) ClojureScript
13 3 (0.73%) VBA
14 2 (0.49%) Shell Script
15 1 (0.24%) C
15 1 (0.24%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (3.90%) Degree
2 2 (0.49%) CFA
2 2 (0.49%) ISEB
2 2 (0.49%) ISTQB
3 1 (0.24%) ACCA
3 1 (0.24%) CIMA
3 1 (0.24%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (0.24%) Master's Degree
3 1 (0.24%) PhD
3 1 (0.24%) PMI Certification
3 1 (0.24%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (2.93%) QA
2 6 (1.46%) EMIR
2 6 (1.46%) MiFID
3 4 (0.98%) PMO
4 2 (0.49%) Dodd-Frank
5 1 (0.24%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.24%) GAAP
5 1 (0.24%) IFRS
5 1 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.24%) UCITS
System Software
1 74 (18.05%) Docker
2 1 (0.24%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.24%) HDFS
2 1 (0.24%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (0.24%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 60 (14.63%) Kubernetes
2 56 (13.66%) Terraform
3 6 (1.46%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (0.73%) Ansible
4 3 (0.73%) Control-M
5 2 (0.49%) Consul
5 2 (0.49%) ITRS Geneos
6 1 (0.24%) SCCM
Vendors
1 43 (10.49%) Microsoft
2 31 (7.56%) Remedy
3 20 (4.88%) Bloomberg
4 18 (4.39%) Oracle
5 16 (3.90%) Charles River
6 13 (3.17%) Solace
7 10 (2.44%) Google
8 9 (2.20%) Reuters
8 9 (2.20%) Tableau
9 7 (1.71%) Sybase
10 4 (0.98%) Calypso
10 4 (0.98%) GoldenSource
10 4 (0.98%) HP
10 4 (0.98%) Murex
10 4 (0.98%) SimCorp
11 3 (0.73%) Cognos
11 3 (0.73%) DevExpress
11 3 (0.73%) Fidessa
11 3 (0.73%) ION Trading
11 3 (0.73%) MicroStrategy