Period
to 24 November 2017

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 November 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.

Equities
UK
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 281 393 337
Rank change year-on-year +112 -56 +77
Contract jobs citing Equities 940 622 801
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.91% 0.59% 0.70%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.71% 1.79% 2.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 693 407 608
UK median daily rate £575 £550 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.55% - -
10th Percentile £413 £413 £413
90th Percentile £725 £725 £704
UK excluding London median daily rate £445 £375 £425
% change year-on-year +18.67% -11.76% +9.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
UK median hourly rate - - £16.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £16.50

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 34732 34740 37265
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.70% 33.09% 32.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 23048 22773 23696
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £240
90th Percentile £650 £625 £615
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1020 1200 1471
UK median hourly rate £20.63 £20.50 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.62% +5.13% +8.33%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.72 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.50 £47.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £21.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -4.76% +10.53% +8.57%

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 24 November 2017.

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 24 November 2017. 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 +93 859 £600 +9.09% 63
London +48 847 £600 +9.09% 60
UK excluding London +89 92 £445 +18.67% 6
Northern Ireland -7 55 £445 +18.67% 1
Scotland +20 25 £475 +18.75% 2
South East +2 9 £530 +57.70% 2
North of England +55 3 £525 -19.23%
North West +27 3 £525 -19.23%

For the 6 months to 24 November 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.

1 434 (46.17%) Finance
2 413 (43.94%) Front Office
3 401 (42.66%) Banking
4 360 (38.30%) Java
5 334 (35.53%) SQL
6 291 (30.96%) Fixed Income
7 272 (28.94%) Derivative
8 243 (25.85%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 232 (24.68%) Agile Software Development
10 230 (24.47%) Investment Banking
11 178 (18.94%) Multithreading
12 157 (16.70%) C#
13 154 (16.38%) Unix
14 150 (15.96%) MiFID
15 147 (15.64%) Low Latency
16 145 (15.43%) Electronic Trading
17 136 (14.47%) FIX Protocol
18 128 (13.62%) SDLC
19 124 (13.19%) Analytical Skills
20 118 (12.55%) Linux
21 111 (11.81%) .NET
22 100 (10.64%) Risk Management
23 92 (9.79%) Relational Database
24 91 (9.68%) Oracle
25 90 (9.57%) SQL Server
26 89 (9.47%) Equity Derivative
27 88 (9.36%) Python
28 80 (8.51%) Asset Management
29 79 (8.40%) Sybase
30 78 (8.30%) TDD

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 12 (1.28%) Apache Spark
2 10 (1.06%) IIS
3 9 (0.96%) SharePoint
4 8 (0.85%) Apache
5 6 (0.64%) Elasticsearch
5 6 (0.64%) Oracle Coherence
6 5 (0.53%) Tomcat
7 3 (0.32%) Confluence
7 3 (0.32%) JBoss
7 3 (0.32%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 3 (0.32%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (0.21%) DataSynapse
8 2 (0.21%) MQSeries
8 2 (0.21%) Oracle Workflow
9 1 (0.11%) CMS
9 1 (0.11%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 36 (3.83%) Microsoft Excel
2 15 (1.60%) Microsoft Office
3 8 (0.85%) MS Visio
3 8 (0.85%) Spreadsheet
4 4 (0.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (0.43%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 23 (2.45%) thinkFolio
2 18 (1.91%) ION MarketView
3 14 (1.49%) Markit EDM
4 9 (0.96%) SimCorp Dimension
5 7 (0.74%) Eikon
5 7 (0.74%) SunGard GMI
6 6 (0.64%) LatentZero
6 6 (0.64%) Summit
7 5 (0.53%) IntelliMatch
7 5 (0.53%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
8 4 (0.43%) Eagle PACE
8 4 (0.43%) Global One
9 3 (0.32%) SunGard Martini
10 2 (0.21%) Bloomberg TOMS
10 2 (0.21%) Oracle Cash Management
10 2 (0.21%) Salerio
11 1 (0.11%) Bloomberg AIM
11 1 (0.11%) Oracle E-Business Tax
11 1 (0.11%) Oracle FAH
11 1 (0.11%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 8 (0.85%) npm
2 7 (0.74%) IaaS
2 7 (0.74%) PaaS
2 7 (0.74%) SaaS
3 6 (0.64%) GitHub
4 4 (0.43%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (0.43%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (0.43%) OpenShift
5 3 (0.32%) Office 365
6 2 (0.21%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 22 (2.34%) FIX Connectivity
2 6 (0.64%) TCP/IP
3 4 (0.43%) PPP
4 3 (0.32%) FTP
5 2 (0.21%) VPN
6 1 (0.11%) GSM
6 1 (0.11%) Internet
6 1 (0.11%) LAN
6 1 (0.11%) LDAP
6 1 (0.11%) Multicast
6 1 (0.11%) Skype
6 1 (0.11%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 92 (9.79%) Relational Database
2 90 (9.57%) SQL Server
3 71 (7.55%) RDBMS
4 46 (4.89%) KDB
5 29 (3.09%) Data Warehouse
6 25 (2.66%) Big Data
7 21 (2.23%) Blockchain
8 19 (2.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 19 (2.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 18 (1.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 17 (1.81%) Kdb+
11 16 (1.70%) SQL Server 2016
12 15 (1.60%) Hadoop
13 13 (1.38%) SQL Server 2008
14 12 (1.28%) Oracle Database
14 12 (1.28%) SQL Server 2012
15 11 (1.17%) DB2
16 10 (1.06%) Oracle Database 11g
16 10 (1.06%) SQL Server 2014
17 9 (0.96%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 36 (3.83%) JIRA
2 32 (3.40%) Git (software)
3 20 (2.13%) Jenkins
3 20 (2.13%) TeamCity
4 17 (1.81%) Maven
5 16 (1.70%) Visual Studio
6 14 (1.49%) Cucumber
7 12 (1.28%) Subversion
8 11 (1.17%) JUnit
9 10 (1.06%) Gradle
9 10 (1.06%) Grunt
10 9 (0.96%) Eclipse
10 9 (0.96%) webpack
11 7 (0.74%) gulp
12 6 (0.64%) Team Foundation Server
13 5 (0.53%) IntelliJ
14 4 (0.43%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 4 (0.43%) JBehave
15 3 (0.32%) Rhino Mocks
15 3 (0.32%) XMLUnit
General
1 434 (46.17%) Finance
2 413 (43.94%) Front Office
3 401 (42.66%) Banking
4 230 (24.47%) Investment Banking
5 40 (4.26%) Back Office
6 28 (2.98%) Financial Institution
7 23 (2.45%) Telecoms
8 21 (2.23%) Games
9 19 (2.02%) Prime Brokerage
10 12 (1.28%) German Language
11 11 (1.17%) Legal
12 10 (1.06%) Retail
13 6 (0.64%) French Language
13 6 (0.64%) General Ledger
14 3 (0.32%) Marketing
14 3 (0.32%) Portuguese Language
14 3 (0.32%) Spanish Language
15 2 (0.21%) International Banking
16 1 (0.11%) Corporate Banking
16 1 (0.11%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 486 (51.70%) Developer
2 292 (31.06%) Analyst
3 249 (26.49%) Java Developer
4 174 (18.51%) Business Analyst
5 108 (11.49%) C# Developer
6 106 (11.28%) Front Office Developer
7 83 (8.83%) Senior Developer
8 63 (6.70%) Senior Java Developer
9 58 (6.17%) .NET Developer
10 55 (5.85%) C# .NET Developer
11 52 (5.53%) Banking Analyst
12 46 (4.89%) Support Analyst
13 43 (4.57%) SQL Developer
14 42 (4.47%) Project Manager
15 39 (4.15%) Electronic Trading Developer
16 38 (4.04%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
17 35 (3.72%) KDB Developer
18 33 (3.51%) Applications Support
19 25 (2.66%) Front Office Business Analyst
20 24 (2.55%) Applications Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 136 (14.47%) FIX Protocol
2 111 (11.81%) .NET
3 53 (5.64%) Spring
4 52 (5.53%) WPF
5 48 (5.11%) XML
6 43 (4.57%) AngularJS
7 42 (4.47%) HTML
8 40 (4.26%) JMS
9 38 (4.04%) HTML5
10 31 (3.30%) Middleware
11 30 (3.19%) REST
12 27 (2.87%) JNI
12 27 (2.87%) WCF
13 24 (2.55%) CSS
13 24 (2.55%) WinForms
14 22 (2.34%) FpML
15 21 (2.23%) ASP.NET
16 19 (2.02%) Web Services
17 17 (1.81%) XSD
18 16 (1.70%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 291 (30.96%) Fixed Income
2 272 (28.94%) Derivative
3 243 (25.85%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 124 (13.19%) Analytical Skills
5 89 (9.47%) Equity Derivative
6 62 (6.60%) Greenfield Project
7 52 (5.53%) Hedge funds
8 43 (4.57%) Computer Science
8 43 (4.57%) OTC Derivatives
9 29 (3.09%) N-Tier
10 28 (2.98%) Data Structures
11 25 (2.66%) Market Risk
12 20 (2.13%) Credit Risk
13 19 (2.02%) Reference Data
14 17 (1.81%) Algorithms
15 14 (1.49%) Fintech
16 12 (1.28%) Interest Rate Derivative
16 12 (1.28%) User Experience
17 10 (1.06%) Credit Derivative
18 9 (0.96%) Swaptions
Operating Systems
1 154 (16.38%) Unix
2 118 (12.55%) Linux
3 72 (7.66%) Windows
4 13 (1.38%) Windows Server
5 7 (0.74%) Windows 7
6 4 (0.43%) Solaris
7 3 (0.32%) Windows 10
8 2 (0.21%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.11%) Oracle Linux
9 1 (0.11%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 232 (24.68%) Agile Software Development
2 178 (18.94%) Multithreading
3 147 (15.64%) Low Latency
4 145 (15.43%) Electronic Trading
5 128 (13.62%) SDLC
6 100 (10.64%) Risk Management
7 80 (8.51%) Asset Management
8 78 (8.30%) TDD
9 77 (8.19%) Test Automation
10 71 (7.55%) Analytics
10 71 (7.55%) Business Analysis
11 61 (6.49%) OO
12 55 (5.85%) Algorithmic Trading
13 50 (5.32%) Migration
14 49 (5.21%) Multithreaded Programming
15 47 (5.00%) Investment Management
16 46 (4.89%) User Acceptance Testing
17 44 (4.68%) Stakeholder Management
18 42 (4.47%) Data Analysis
19 38 (4.04%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 360 (38.30%) Java
2 334 (35.53%) SQL
3 157 (16.70%) C#
4 88 (9.36%) Python
5 70 (7.45%) C++
6 53 (5.64%) Perl
7 48 (5.11%) JavaScript
8 37 (3.94%) VBA
9 31 (3.30%) T-SQL
10 26 (2.77%) C
11 21 (2.23%) Scala
12 17 (1.81%) XPath
13 14 (1.49%) PL/SQL
13 14 (1.49%) Shell Script
14 11 (1.17%) R
14 11 (1.17%) TypeScript
15 10 (1.06%) Bash Shell
15 10 (1.06%) Ruby
16 9 (0.96%) ES6
17 8 (0.85%) VB
Qualifications
1 70 (7.45%) Degree
2 23 (2.45%) Numerate Degree
3 12 (1.28%) Master's Degree
4 8 (0.85%) PMI Certification
5 7 (0.74%) ISEB
6 6 (0.64%) PMP
7 5 (0.53%) Computer Science Degree
7 5 (0.53%) PhD
8 4 (0.43%) ISTQB
9 2 (0.21%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 150 (15.96%) MiFID
2 74 (7.87%) QA
3 29 (3.09%) EMIR
4 14 (1.49%) Dodd-Frank
5 9 (0.96%) GDPR
6 5 (0.53%) Solvency II
7 4 (0.43%) FATCA
8 3 (0.32%) AIFMD
8 3 (0.32%) Data Quality
8 3 (0.32%) PMO
8 3 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 2 (0.21%) ISO 20022
10 1 (0.11%) COREP
10 1 (0.11%) FINRA
10 1 (0.11%) IFRS
10 1 (0.11%) SEPA
System Software
1 20 (2.13%) Docker
2 4 (0.43%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.32%) Apache Flume
3 3 (0.32%) HDFS
4 2 (0.21%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.11%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 12 (1.28%) Ansible
2 11 (1.17%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (0.53%) HP Quality Center
4 4 (0.43%) logstash
5 3 (0.32%) ITRS Geneos
5 3 (0.32%) Oozie
6 2 (0.21%) Ganglia
6 2 (0.21%) Kibana
6 2 (0.21%) Nagios
7 1 (0.11%) Control-M
Vendors
1 91 (9.68%) Oracle
2 79 (8.40%) Sybase
3 68 (7.23%) Fidessa
4 51 (5.43%) Microsoft
5 34 (3.62%) Charles River
5 34 (3.62%) TIBCO
6 31 (3.30%) Bloomberg
6 31 (3.30%) ION Trading
7 21 (2.23%) Reuters
8 15 (1.60%) DevExpress
9 14 (1.49%) Murex
10 12 (1.28%) IBM
10 12 (1.28%) SimCorp
11 11 (1.17%) CQG
12 10 (1.06%) Informatica
12 10 (1.06%) SunGard
13 7 (0.74%) FIS
14 6 (0.64%) Calypso
14 6 (0.64%) Citrix
14 6 (0.64%) Solace