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 26 May 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
3 months to
26 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 259 422 314
Rank change year-on-year +163 -108  
Contract jobs citing Equities 431 250 373
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.93% 0.47% 0.69%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.82% 1.41% 2.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 347 175 268
Median daily rate £575 £575 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.54%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £425
10% offered a daily rate of more than £688 £700 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £421 £400 £438
% change year-on-year +5.12% -8.57%  
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 15268 17759 17320
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 33.00% 33.03% 31.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 9908 11620 10684
Median daily rate £450 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +2.40%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £638 £615 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 473 558 668
Median hourly rate £26.00 £22.54 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.35% +25.22%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £11.86
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.33 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £23.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +26.08% +27.77%  

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 26 May 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 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 26 May 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 +154 387 £600 - 75
London +90 387 £600 - 69
City of London +25 90 £575 -4.16% 23
County Antrim - 42 £421 - 6
Northern Ireland - 42 £421 - 6
Belfast - 41 £427 - 6
Bromley - 8 £575 - 1
Docklands, London -1 6 £600 -
Scotland +22 2 - -
Glasgow -5 2 - -
Canary Wharf +2 1 - -
Westminster - 1 £400 -

For the 6 months to 26 May 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.

1 395 (53.67%) Finance
2 357 (48.51%) Front Office
3 324 (44.02%) Banking
4 310 (42.12%) Java
5 256 (34.78%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 213 (28.94%) Fixed Income
7 209 (28.40%) Investment Banking
8 190 (25.82%) Derivative
9 185 (25.14%) Multithreading
10 172 (23.37%) SQL
11 162 (22.01%) Electronic Trading
12 160 (21.74%) C++
12 160 (21.74%) Low Latency
13 156 (21.20%) C#
14 137 (18.61%) Agile Software Development
15 122 (16.58%) Unix
16 115 (15.63%) Linux
17 109 (14.81%) Analytical Skills
18 104 (14.13%) MiFID
19 101 (13.72%) SDLC
20 93 (12.64%) FIX Protocol
21 88 (11.96%) Equity Derivative
22 75 (10.19%) OO
22 75 (10.19%) Oracle
23 68 (9.24%) Degree
24 66 (8.97%) JavaScript
24 66 (8.97%) Multithreaded Programming
25 65 (8.83%) .NET
26 64 (8.70%) Greenfield Project
27 57 (7.74%) Project Management

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 21 (2.85%) Confluence
2 12 (1.63%) Apache Spark
3 5 (0.68%) SharePoint
4 4 (0.54%) Tomcat
4 4 (0.54%) WebSphere
5 3 (0.41%) Apache Pig
6 2 (0.27%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (0.27%) Oracle Coherence
6 2 (0.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.14%) Apache
7 1 (0.14%) IIS
7 1 (0.14%) JBoss
7 1 (0.14%) Jupyter
7 1 (0.14%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (0.14%) WebLogic
Applications
1 19 (2.58%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (1.36%) Microsoft Office
3 9 (1.22%) Microsoft Project
4 7 (0.95%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.41%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 23 (3.13%) ION MarketView
2 8 (1.09%) thinkFolio
3 7 (0.95%) Global One
4 5 (0.68%) IntelliMatch
5 4 (0.54%) Endur
6 3 (0.41%) Bloomberg AIM
6 3 (0.41%) Minerva
6 3 (0.41%) SimCorp Dimension
6 3 (0.41%) SunGard GMI
7 2 (0.27%) LatentZero
7 2 (0.27%) Markit EDM
7 2 (0.27%) SunGard Martini
8 1 (0.14%) Actimize
8 1 (0.14%) Eagle PACE
8 1 (0.14%) Loan IQ
8 1 (0.14%) RMDS
8 1 (0.14%) SunGard APT
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.27%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.14%) GitHub
2 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.14%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 11 (1.49%) TCP/IP
2 9 (1.22%) FIX Connectivity
3 7 (0.95%) Multicast
3 7 (0.95%) tcpdump
4 2 (0.27%) PuTTY
5 1 (0.14%) Firewall
5 1 (0.14%) FTP
5 1 (0.14%) HTTP
5 1 (0.14%) Kerberos
5 1 (0.14%) LDAP
5 1 (0.14%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (7.47%) SQL Server
2 51 (6.93%) Relational Database
3 32 (4.35%) Big Data
4 30 (4.08%) KDB
5 21 (2.85%) Oracle Database
6 20 (2.72%) RDBMS
7 18 (2.45%) Hadoop
8 13 (1.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 12 (1.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 11 (1.49%) Kdb+
11 10 (1.36%) Tick Data
12 9 (1.22%) Data Warehouse
13 8 (1.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 7 (0.95%) Apache Cassandra
14 7 (0.95%) Hazelcast
14 7 (0.95%) Oracle Reports
15 6 (0.82%) Blockchain
15 6 (0.82%) HBase
16 5 (0.68%) SQL Server 2008
17 4 (0.54%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 49 (6.66%) JIRA
2 32 (4.35%) Git (software)
3 17 (2.31%) Grunt
4 16 (2.17%) Subversion
5 13 (1.77%) JUnit
6 12 (1.63%) TeamCity
6 12 (1.63%) TestRail
7 11 (1.49%) Visual Studio
8 10 (1.36%) gulp
8 10 (1.36%) Jenkins
8 10 (1.36%) Maven
9 8 (1.09%) Cucumber
10 7 (0.95%) webpack
11 6 (0.82%) Eclipse
11 6 (0.82%) Gradle
11 6 (0.82%) IntelliJ
11 6 (0.82%) Mockito
11 6 (0.82%) Selenium
11 6 (0.82%) Team Foundation Server
12 5 (0.68%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 395 (53.67%) Finance
2 357 (48.51%) Front Office
3 324 (44.02%) Banking
4 209 (28.40%) Investment Banking
5 37 (5.03%) Back Office
6 30 (4.08%) Financial Institution
7 15 (2.04%) Legal
8 13 (1.77%) Retail
9 11 (1.49%) Marketing
10 10 (1.36%) Prime Brokerage
11 9 (1.22%) Telecoms
12 6 (0.82%) Corporate Banking
13 5 (0.68%) Games
14 4 (0.54%) French Language
15 3 (0.41%) German Language
15 3 (0.41%) Publishing
16 2 (0.27%) Advertising
17 1 (0.14%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 448 (60.87%) Developer
2 227 (30.84%) Java Developer
3 137 (18.61%) Analyst
4 112 (15.22%) Business Analyst
5 84 (11.41%) Senior Developer
6 70 (9.51%) C# Developer
7 69 (9.38%) C++ Developer
8 61 (8.29%) Electronic Trading Developer
8 61 (8.29%) Front Office Developer
9 57 (7.74%) Senior Java Developer
10 50 (6.79%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
11 35 (4.76%) MiFID Business Analyst
12 31 (4.21%) .NET Developer
13 29 (3.94%) Low Latency Java Developer
14 28 (3.80%) Project Manager
15 27 (3.67%) Investment Banking Java Developer
16 23 (3.13%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
16 23 (3.13%) JavaScript Developer
17 22 (2.99%) Support Analyst
18 19 (2.58%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 93 (12.64%) FIX Protocol
2 65 (8.83%) .NET
3 45 (6.11%) HTML
3 45 (6.11%) HTML5
4 40 (5.43%) AngularJS
4 40 (5.43%) JNI
5 33 (4.48%) WPF
6 32 (4.35%) CSS
6 32 (4.35%) Spring
7 30 (4.08%) React
8 24 (3.26%) XML
9 23 (3.13%) CSS3
9 23 (3.13%) Middleware
10 21 (2.85%) REST
11 16 (2.17%) JMS
11 16 (2.17%) Node.js
11 16 (2.17%) Redux
12 14 (1.90%) WinForms
13 13 (1.77%) Sass
13 13 (1.77%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 256 (34.78%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 213 (28.94%) Fixed Income
3 190 (25.82%) Derivative
4 109 (14.81%) Analytical Skills
5 88 (11.96%) Equity Derivative
6 64 (8.70%) Greenfield Project
7 52 (7.07%) Fintech
8 33 (4.48%) Computer Science
9 26 (3.53%) Hedge funds
10 25 (3.40%) Virtual Team
11 23 (3.13%) User Experience
12 22 (2.99%) Algorithms
13 20 (2.72%) Reference Data
14 19 (2.58%) N-Tier
15 17 (2.31%) Data Structures
16 13 (1.77%) Market Risk
17 12 (1.63%) OTC Derivatives
17 12 (1.63%) TWAP
17 12 (1.63%) VWAP
18 11 (1.49%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 122 (16.58%) Unix
2 115 (15.63%) Linux
3 54 (7.34%) Windows
4 7 (0.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (0.27%) Windows Server
5 2 (0.27%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.14%) Solaris
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 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 185 (25.14%) Multithreading
2 162 (22.01%) Electronic Trading
3 160 (21.74%) Low Latency
4 137 (18.61%) Agile Software Development
5 101 (13.72%) SDLC
6 75 (10.19%) OO
7 66 (8.97%) Multithreaded Programming
8 57 (7.74%) Project Management
8 57 (7.74%) Scrum
9 53 (7.20%) Analytics
10 51 (6.93%) Asset Management
11 49 (6.66%) Data Management
12 48 (6.52%) Business Analysis
13 47 (6.39%) Risk Management
14 41 (5.57%) TDD
15 38 (5.16%) Test Automation
16 37 (5.03%) Algorithmic Trading
16 37 (5.03%) Mathematics
17 33 (4.48%) Stakeholder Management
18 31 (4.21%) Market Making
Programming Languages
1 310 (42.12%) Java
2 172 (23.37%) SQL
3 160 (21.74%) C++
4 156 (21.20%) C#
5 66 (8.97%) JavaScript
6 51 (6.93%) Python
7 50 (6.79%) Perl
8 48 (6.52%) Shell Script
9 47 (6.39%) C
10 34 (4.62%) Scala
11 24 (3.26%) PL/SQL
12 21 (2.85%) VBA
13 15 (2.04%) ES6
14 13 (1.77%) VB
15 11 (1.49%) PHP
15 11 (1.49%) T-SQL
16 9 (1.22%) Bash Shell
17 7 (0.95%) PowerShell
17 7 (0.95%) Ruby
18 4 (0.54%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 68 (9.24%) Degree
2 16 (2.17%) ISEB
3 13 (1.77%) PMI Certification
4 11 (1.49%) Mathematical Degree
5 8 (1.09%) PMP
6 6 (0.82%) MBA
7 3 (0.41%) PhD
8 2 (0.27%) ACCA
8 2 (0.27%) CFA
8 2 (0.27%) CIMA
8 2 (0.27%) CISA
8 2 (0.27%) CISSP
8 2 (0.27%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.14%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.14%) IIBA
9 1 (0.14%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 104 (14.13%) MiFID
2 46 (6.25%) QA
3 15 (2.04%) EMIR
4 12 (1.63%) Dodd-Frank
5 6 (0.82%) SLA
6 5 (0.68%) PMO
7 4 (0.54%) Basel III
8 3 (0.41%) CRD IV
8 3 (0.41%) IFRS
9 2 (0.27%) COREP
9 2 (0.27%) GAAP
9 2 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.14%) Data Quality
10 1 (0.14%) FATCA
10 1 (0.14%) ISAE 3402
10 1 (0.14%) ISO20022
10 1 (0.14%) Solvency II
10 1 (0.14%) UCITS
System Software
1 4 (0.54%) Docker
2 2 (0.27%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.27%) HDFS
3 1 (0.14%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 10 (1.36%) ITRS Geneos
2 8 (1.09%) Thomson Reuters DACS
3 6 (0.82%) Ansible
3 6 (0.82%) Control-M
4 5 (0.68%) Kubernetes
5 3 (0.41%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.14%) CA Single Sign-On
6 1 (0.14%) HP Fortify
6 1 (0.14%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 1 (0.14%) RSA Archer
6 1 (0.14%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 75 (10.19%) Oracle
2 54 (7.34%) Sybase
3 44 (5.98%) Fidessa
4 43 (5.84%) ION Trading
5 24 (3.26%) Bloomberg
6 20 (2.72%) TIBCO
7 16 (2.17%) Reuters
8 15 (2.04%) Microsoft
9 14 (1.90%) Murex
10 12 (1.63%) Calypso
11 10 (1.36%) Charles River
12 9 (1.22%) Citrix
13 8 (1.09%) Fixnetix
13 8 (1.09%) Red Hat
14 7 (0.95%) IBM
14 7 (0.95%) SimCorp
15 6 (0.82%) Informatica
15 6 (0.82%) SunGard
16 5 (0.68%) Atlassian
16 5 (0.68%) Google
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