Period
to 10 December 2019

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 10 December 2019 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
10 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 399 403 303
Rank change year-on-year +4 -100 +91
Contract jobs citing Equities 450 618 891
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.56% 0.59% 0.87%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.80% 1.82% 2.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 304 427 651
UK median daily rate £625 £614 £575
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.79% +6.78% +4.55%
10th Percentile £471 £450 £413
90th Percentile £763 £763 £725
UK excluding London median daily rate £550 £460 £448
% change year-on-year +19.57% +2.79% +19.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
UK median hourly rate £44.00 - -
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 25,034 33,888 34,026
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 31.11% 32.25% 33.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 15,849 22,138 22,447
UK median daily rate £463 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.63% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £252 £275 £263
90th Percentile £670 £650 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,054 1,061 1,001
UK median hourly rate £23.50 £20.00 £20.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.50% -2.91% +3.00%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.75 £48.75 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.81 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +20.07% -5.00% -1.84%

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 10 December 2019.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Equities over the 6 months to 10 December 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 10 December 2019. 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 +25 443 £625 +1.63% 72
London +14 436 £625 - 72
UK excluding London +71 13 £550 +19.57% 2
South East +66 6 £588 -
Northern Ireland +5 5 £430 +1.90%
South West +4 1 - -
Wales - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 10 December 2019, 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.

1 312 (69.33%) Finance
2 231 (51.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 211 (46.89%) Java
4 208 (46.22%) Front Office
5 190 (42.22%) Derivative
6 186 (41.33%) Agile Software Development
7 178 (39.56%) Fixed Income
8 163 (36.22%) Banking
9 151 (33.56%) JavaScript
10 141 (31.33%) Asset Management
11 131 (29.11%) Python
12 121 (26.89%) C#
13 118 (26.22%) SQL
14 110 (24.44%) Software Engineering
14 110 (24.44%) AngularJS
14 110 (24.44%) Microservices
15 104 (23.11%) AWS
15 104 (23.11%) Hedge funds
16 102 (22.67%) Web Services
17 100 (22.22%) OO
18 99 (22.00%) Investment Management
18 99 (22.00%) React
19 93 (20.67%) TDD
20 88 (19.56%) Vue.js
21 79 (17.56%) Investment Banking
21 79 (17.56%) SQL Server
22 74 (16.44%) .NET
22 74 (16.44%) Portfolio Management
23 73 (16.22%) Analytical Skills
24 72 (16.00%) Analytics

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 16 (3.56%) Cloud Foundry
2 15 (3.33%) Confluence
3 4 (0.89%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (0.67%) Apache
4 3 (0.67%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 12 (2.67%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (1.56%) MS Visio
3 6 (1.33%) Microsoft Office
4 4 (0.89%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (0.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 15 (3.33%) FINCAD Analytics
2 12 (2.67%) thinkFolio
3 8 (1.78%) Markit EDM
4 5 (1.11%) ION MarketView
4 5 (1.11%) PolarLake
5 4 (0.89%) Endur
6 2 (0.44%) SimCorp Dimension
7 1 (0.22%) Bloomberg AIM
7 1 (0.22%) Eagle PACE
7 1 (0.22%) LatentZero
7 1 (0.22%) LongView
7 1 (0.22%) Minerva
7 1 (0.22%) Sophis RISQUE
Cloud Services
1 104 (23.11%) AWS
2 53 (11.78%) Azure
3 50 (11.11%) GCP
4 16 (3.56%) AWS Lambda
4 16 (3.56%) AWS Step Functions
4 16 (3.56%) Serverless
5 13 (2.89%) Amazon S3
6 10 (2.22%) Amazon SQS
6 10 (2.22%) Power Platform
7 8 (1.78%) PaaS
8 4 (0.89%) Amazon ECS
8 4 (0.89%) OpenShift
9 2 (0.44%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (0.44%) AWS CloudFormation
9 2 (0.44%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (0.44%) Office 365
10 1 (0.22%) Amazon ElastiCache
10 1 (0.22%) Amazon EMR
10 1 (0.22%) npm
10 1 (0.22%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 17 (3.78%) Multicast
2 8 (1.78%) FIX Connectivity
3 7 (1.56%) TCP/IP
4 4 (0.89%) Internet
5 2 (0.44%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 79 (17.56%) SQL Server
2 32 (7.11%) NoSQL
3 31 (6.89%) Amazon Athena
4 29 (6.44%) Flink
5 21 (4.67%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 20 (4.44%) Amazon Aurora
7 16 (3.56%) Relational Database
8 15 (3.33%) Data Warehouse
8 15 (3.33%) PostgreSQL
9 11 (2.44%) SQL Server 2012
10 10 (2.22%) Power BI
10 10 (2.22%) RDBMS
11 9 (2.00%) Amazon RDS
11 9 (2.00%) Amazon Redshift
11 9 (2.00%) MongoDB
11 9 (2.00%) QlikView
12 7 (1.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 7 (1.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 6 (1.33%) Apache Cassandra
13 6 (1.33%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 39 (8.67%) RStudio
2 30 (6.67%) JIRA
3 11 (2.44%) TeamCity
4 7 (1.56%) Git (software)
4 7 (1.56%) Jenkins
5 5 (1.11%) JUnit
5 5 (1.11%) Log4Net
5 5 (1.11%) Subversion
6 4 (0.89%) Octopus Deploy
6 4 (0.89%) Selenium
7 3 (0.67%) Artifactory
7 3 (0.67%) Cucumber
7 3 (0.67%) SpecFlow
8 2 (0.44%) Bitbucket
8 2 (0.44%) Gradle
8 2 (0.44%) Jasmine
8 2 (0.44%) NUnit
8 2 (0.44%) SonarQube
8 2 (0.44%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (0.44%) WebDriver
General
1 312 (69.33%) Finance
2 208 (46.22%) Front Office
3 163 (36.22%) Banking
4 79 (17.56%) Investment Banking
5 17 (3.78%) Back Office
6 12 (2.67%) Retail
7 11 (2.44%) Financial Institution
8 7 (1.56%) Legal
9 4 (0.89%) Prime Brokerage
10 1 (0.22%) German Language
Job Titles
1 286 (63.56%) Developer
2 132 (29.33%) Java Developer
3 109 (24.22%) Senior Developer
4 76 (16.89%) Senior Java Developer
5 74 (16.44%) Analyst
6 48 (10.67%) C# Developer
7 42 (9.33%) Front Office Developer
7 42 (9.33%) Python Developer
8 38 (8.44%) Business Analyst
9 37 (8.22%) AWS Developer
10 36 (8.00%) Full Stack Developer
11 26 (5.78%) Lead Developer
11 26 (5.78%) Quantitative Developer
12 22 (4.89%) JavaScript Developer
13 21 (4.67%) Software Engineer
14 18 (4.00%) Senior Quantitative Developer
15 17 (3.78%) Senior Python Developer
16 16 (3.56%) Electronic Trading Developer
16 16 (3.56%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
16 16 (3.56%) Front Office Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 110 (24.44%) AngularJS
2 102 (22.67%) Web Services
3 99 (22.00%) React
4 88 (19.56%) Vue.js
5 74 (16.44%) .NET
6 69 (15.33%) Kafka
7 64 (14.22%) HTML
8 57 (12.67%) CSS
9 55 (12.22%) FIX Protocol
10 51 (11.33%) J2EE
11 46 (10.22%) Node.js
12 13 (2.89%) NumPy
12 13 (2.89%) Pandas
12 13 (2.89%) SciPy
12 13 (2.89%) XML
13 12 (2.67%) REST
13 12 (2.67%) RESTful
13 12 (2.67%) WPF
14 11 (2.44%) J2SE
15 10 (2.22%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 231 (51.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 190 (42.22%) Derivative
3 178 (39.56%) Fixed Income
4 104 (23.11%) Hedge funds
5 73 (16.22%) Analytical Skills
6 70 (15.56%) Greenfield Project
7 46 (10.22%) Equity Derivative
8 36 (8.00%) Blog
9 35 (7.78%) Data Structures
10 16 (3.56%) Algorithms
10 16 (3.56%) Public Cloud
11 15 (3.33%) Exotic Derivative
12 10 (2.22%) Credit Risk
13 9 (2.00%) Self-Motivation
14 8 (1.78%) OTC Derivatives
15 6 (1.33%) Management Information System
15 6 (1.33%) Reference Data
16 5 (1.11%) Grid Computing
17 4 (0.89%) Virtual Team
18 3 (0.67%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 39 (8.67%) Linux
2 37 (8.22%) Unix
3 21 (4.67%) Windows
4 9 (2.00%) Solaris
5 3 (0.67%) Windows 10
5 3 (0.67%) Windows NT
6 2 (0.44%) CentOS
6 2 (0.44%) Windows Server
6 2 (0.44%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (0.44%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.22%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 186 (41.33%) Agile Software Development
2 141 (31.33%) Asset Management
3 110 (24.44%) Microservices
3 110 (24.44%) Software Engineering
4 100 (22.22%) OO
5 99 (22.00%) Investment Management
6 93 (20.67%) TDD
7 74 (16.44%) Portfolio Management
8 72 (16.00%) Analytics
9 60 (13.33%) Continuous Integration
10 56 (12.44%) OOP
11 50 (11.11%) Fund Accounting
12 47 (10.44%) Decision-Making
13 46 (10.22%) Low Latency
14 44 (9.78%) Electronic Trading
15 43 (9.56%) Mathematics
15 43 (9.56%) Quantitative Analysis
16 38 (8.44%) Business Analysis
16 38 (8.44%) Test Automation
17 35 (7.78%) Computer Science
Programming Languages
1 211 (46.89%) Java
2 151 (33.56%) JavaScript
3 131 (29.11%) Python
4 121 (26.89%) C#
5 118 (26.22%) SQL
6 61 (13.56%) R
7 56 (12.44%) C++
8 18 (4.00%) Java 8
9 15 (3.33%) Perl
10 11 (2.44%) Kotlin
11 10 (2.22%) PHP
11 10 (2.22%) Shell Script
12 7 (1.56%) PowerShell
12 7 (1.56%) Scala
13 5 (1.11%) C
13 5 (1.11%) Clojure
13 5 (1.11%) ClojureScript
13 5 (1.11%) VBA
14 4 (0.89%) AWK
14 4 (0.89%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 26 (5.78%) Degree
2 5 (1.11%) Computer Science Degree
2 5 (1.11%) Master's Degree
3 4 (0.89%) CFA
4 3 (0.67%) HNC
4 3 (0.67%) HND
4 3 (0.67%) ISTQB
5 2 (0.44%) ISEB
5 2 (0.44%) PMI Certification
5 2 (0.44%) PMP
6 1 (0.22%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.22%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (4.00%) QA
2 13 (2.89%) MiFID
3 8 (1.78%) EMIR
4 4 (0.89%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.67%) Dodd-Frank
6 2 (0.44%) UCITS
7 1 (0.22%) PMO
System Software
1 11 (2.44%) Docker
2 1 (0.22%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.22%) HDFS
2 1 (0.22%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (0.22%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 12 (2.67%) Kubernetes
2 7 (1.56%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (1.56%) Terraform
3 5 (1.11%) Ansible
4 3 (0.67%) Control-M
5 2 (0.44%) Consul
5 2 (0.44%) Grafana
5 2 (0.44%) ITRS Geneos
6 1 (0.22%) SCCM
Vendors
1 60 (13.33%) Microsoft
2 34 (7.56%) Oracle
3 31 (6.89%) Remedy
4 20 (4.44%) Sybase
5 15 (3.33%) Solace
6 13 (2.89%) Bloomberg
6 13 (2.89%) Charles River
7 10 (2.22%) Tableau
8 6 (1.33%) Sun
8 6 (1.33%) TIBCO
9 5 (1.11%) ION Trading
10 4 (0.89%) Google
10 4 (0.89%) HP
10 4 (0.89%) Murex
10 4 (0.89%) OpenLink
11 3 (0.67%) Cognos
11 3 (0.67%) Fidessa
11 3 (0.67%) MicroStrategy
11 3 (0.67%) Reuters
12 2 (0.44%) Red Hat