Period
to 25 September 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 25 September 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
25 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 413 270 456
Rank change year-on-year -143 +186 -73
Contract jobs citing Equities 599 945 517
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.58% 0.96% 0.49%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.71% 2.81% 1.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 407 724 325
UK median daily rate £600 £575 £575
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.35% - +4.55%
10th Percentile £450 £413 £400
90th Percentile £750 £724 £738
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £433 £393
% change year-on-year +3.99% +10.25% -7.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
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 35,091 33,629 36,430
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 34.13% 34.23% 34.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,938 22,002 23,809
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £250
90th Percentile £650 £650 £620
UK excluding London median daily rate £418 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +4.38% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,075 1,041 1,238
UK median hourly rate £21.50 £21.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.38% +5.00% +8.11%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.25 £11.47
90th Percentile £51.00 £48.75 £46.71
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £20.81
% change year-on-year - -3.87% +18.89%

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 25 September 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 9 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 25 September 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 -129 576 £600 - 85
London -90 569 £600 - 82
UK excluding London -88 28 £450 +3.99% 6
Scotland -16 13 £400 - 3
Northern Ireland -9 8 £436 +0.75%
East of England - 4 £468 -
Yorkshire - 2 £450 -
North of England - 2 £450 - 1
South East -32 1 £575 +10.58% 2

For the 6 months to 25 September 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.

1 307 (51.25%) Front Office
2 293 (48.91%) Finance
3 246 (41.07%) Fixed Income
4 244 (40.73%) Java
5 224 (37.40%) Agile Software Development
6 218 (36.39%) Derivative
7 210 (35.06%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 184 (30.72%) Banking
9 152 (25.38%) C#
10 144 (24.04%) SQL
11 139 (23.21%) Asset Management
12 129 (21.54%) Multithreading
13 122 (20.37%) Low Latency
14 94 (15.69%) Investment Banking
15 93 (15.53%) TDD
15 93 (15.53%) .NET
16 76 (12.69%) SQL Server
17 74 (12.35%) FIX Protocol
18 73 (12.19%) Continuous Integration
19 71 (11.85%) Electronic Trading
19 71 (11.85%) Linux
20 70 (11.69%) Amazon AWS
21 67 (11.19%) Analytics
22 66 (11.02%) Algorithmic Trading
23 65 (10.85%) Python
24 63 (10.52%) Problem-Solving
25 61 (10.18%) JavaScript
26 57 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
27 55 (9.18%) Software Engineering
28 54 (9.02%) Unix

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 23 (3.84%) Confluence
2 14 (2.34%) Apache
2 14 (2.34%) Mule
3 13 (2.17%) Elasticsearch
4 10 (1.67%) WordPress
5 7 (1.17%) WebLogic
6 6 (1.00%) Apache Spark
7 5 (0.83%) JBoss
8 3 (0.50%) GlassFish
8 3 (0.50%) nginx
8 3 (0.50%) Oracle Coherence
8 3 (0.50%) SharePoint
8 3 (0.50%) WebSphere
8 3 (0.50%) WebSphere Application Server
9 2 (0.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 2 (0.33%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.17%) GemFire
10 1 (0.17%) JCAPS
10 1 (0.17%) Mule ESB
Applications
1 19 (3.17%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (1.50%) MS Visio
3 8 (1.34%) Microsoft Office
4 3 (0.50%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.33%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.17%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.17%) InVision
6 1 (0.17%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 37 (6.18%) thinkFolio
2 24 (4.01%) Markit EDM
3 16 (2.67%) Bloomberg AIM
3 16 (2.67%) Eagle PACE
3 16 (2.67%) PolarLake
4 15 (2.50%) Front Arena
5 11 (1.84%) ION MarketView
6 6 (1.00%) LatentZero
7 4 (0.67%) Eikon
8 3 (0.50%) MultiFonds
8 3 (0.50%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 2 (0.33%) HiPortfolio
9 2 (0.33%) IntelliMatch
10 1 (0.17%) Dynamics CRM
10 1 (0.17%) Endur
10 1 (0.17%) Minerva
10 1 (0.17%) Oracle Cash Management
10 1 (0.17%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
10 1 (0.17%) Summit
10 1 (0.17%) Tesseract
Cloud Services
1 70 (11.69%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (1.17%) npm
2 7 (1.17%) Yarn
3 6 (1.00%) AWS Lambda
3 6 (1.00%) Serverless
4 5 (0.83%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 5 (0.83%) Amazon EC2
4 5 (0.83%) Amazon S3
4 5 (0.83%) Microsoft Azure
5 4 (0.67%) SaaS
6 3 (0.50%) CloudFront
6 3 (0.50%) GitHub
6 3 (0.50%) Route 53
6 3 (0.50%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 2 (0.33%) Amazon EMR
7 2 (0.33%) AWS CloudTrail
7 2 (0.33%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.17%) Adobe Creative Cloud
8 1 (0.17%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.17%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 11 (1.84%) FIX Connectivity
2 5 (0.83%) LAN
2 5 (0.83%) WAN
3 4 (0.67%) MPLS
3 4 (0.67%) Network Security
3 4 (0.67%) VPN
4 3 (0.50%) DHCP
4 3 (0.50%) DNS
4 3 (0.50%) Firewall
4 3 (0.50%) VLAN
5 2 (0.33%) DMZ
5 2 (0.33%) FTP
5 2 (0.33%) Multicast
5 2 (0.33%) Unified Communications
6 1 (0.17%) DWDM
6 1 (0.17%) InfiniBand
6 1 (0.17%) Internet
6 1 (0.17%) Intranet
6 1 (0.17%) Kerberos
6 1 (0.17%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 76 (12.69%) SQL Server
2 29 (4.84%) Relational Database
3 20 (3.34%) NoSQL
4 16 (2.67%) RDBMS
5 13 (2.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 12 (2.00%) Big Data
6 12 (2.00%) PostgreSQL
7 11 (1.84%) KDB
8 10 (1.67%) Data Warehouse
8 10 (1.67%) SQL Server 2014
8 10 (1.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 9 (1.50%) SQL Server 2012
10 7 (1.17%) SQL Server 2016
11 6 (1.00%) Apache Cassandra
11 6 (1.00%) QlikView
12 5 (0.83%) Amazon RDS
12 5 (0.83%) Kdb+
12 5 (0.83%) MongoDB
12 5 (0.83%) MySQL
13 4 (0.67%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 54 (9.02%) Jenkins
2 51 (8.51%) TeamCity
3 48 (8.01%) JIRA
4 40 (6.68%) Git (software)
5 28 (4.67%) SpecFlow
6 27 (4.51%) Maven
7 25 (4.17%) MSBuild
7 25 (4.17%) Octopus Deploy
8 24 (4.01%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 17 (2.84%) Visual Studio Team System
10 16 (2.67%) gulp
11 15 (2.50%) JUnit
12 14 (2.34%) Sonatype Nexus
13 12 (2.00%) NUnit
13 12 (2.00%) PhpStorm
13 12 (2.00%) Selenium
14 10 (1.67%) Hudson
15 6 (1.00%) Moq
16 5 (0.83%) Team Foundation Server
16 5 (0.83%) Vagrant
General
1 307 (51.25%) Front Office
2 293 (48.91%) Finance
3 184 (30.72%) Banking
4 94 (15.69%) Investment Banking
5 42 (7.01%) Financial Institution
6 38 (6.34%) Back Office
7 33 (5.51%) Retail
8 8 (1.34%) Legal
9 5 (0.83%) Marketing
10 4 (0.67%) Advertising
11 3 (0.50%) Prime Brokerage
12 1 (0.17%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 369 (61.60%) Developer
2 182 (30.38%) Java Developer
3 127 (21.20%) Analyst
4 95 (15.86%) C# Developer
5 62 (10.35%) Business Analyst
6 61 (10.18%) Front Office Developer
6 61 (10.18%) Senior Developer
7 36 (6.01%) .NET Developer
8 32 (5.34%) Electronic Trading Developer
8 32 (5.34%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
9 29 (4.84%) Asset Management Analyst
9 29 (4.84%) Senior Java Developer
10 28 (4.67%) C# .NET Developer
11 24 (4.01%) Data Analyst
11 24 (4.01%) Low Latency Java Developer
11 24 (4.01%) Senior C# Developer
12 22 (3.67%) SQL Analyst
12 22 (3.67%) Support Analyst
13 21 (3.51%) Integration Developer
14 19 (3.17%) SQL Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 93 (15.53%) .NET
2 74 (12.35%) FIX Protocol
3 53 (8.85%) HTML
4 52 (8.68%) Middleware
4 52 (8.68%) Spring
5 43 (7.18%) Web Services
6 40 (6.68%) HTML5
6 40 (6.68%) WPF
7 32 (5.34%) JMS
8 30 (5.01%) AngularJS
9 27 (4.51%) ASP.NET
10 25 (4.17%) XML
11 24 (4.01%) WCF
12 23 (3.84%) React
12 23 (3.84%) WinForms
13 22 (3.67%) CSS
13 22 (3.67%) Spring Integration
14 21 (3.51%) ActiveMQ
15 20 (3.34%) Kafka
16 18 (3.01%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 246 (41.07%) Fixed Income
2 218 (36.39%) Derivative
3 210 (35.06%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 57 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
5 52 (8.68%) Equity Derivative
6 46 (7.68%) Greenfield Project
7 41 (6.84%) Exotic Derivative
8 27 (4.51%) Hedge funds
9 24 (4.01%) Computer Science
9 24 (4.01%) Fintech
10 21 (3.51%) Data Structures
11 19 (3.17%) OTC Derivatives
12 16 (2.67%) User Experience
13 15 (2.50%) Enterprise Software
14 13 (2.17%) Algorithms
15 11 (1.84%) Equity Risk
15 11 (1.84%) Market Risk
16 10 (1.67%) Mobile App
17 9 (1.50%) Management Information System
18 7 (1.17%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 71 (11.85%) Linux
2 54 (9.02%) Unix
3 30 (5.01%) Windows
4 10 (1.67%) Android
4 10 (1.67%) Apple iOS
5 8 (1.34%) Solaris
6 5 (0.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (0.50%) Windows Server
8 2 (0.33%) CentOS
8 2 (0.33%) Debian
8 2 (0.33%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.17%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 224 (37.40%) Agile Software Development
2 139 (23.21%) Asset Management
3 129 (21.54%) Multithreading
4 122 (20.37%) Low Latency
5 93 (15.53%) TDD
6 73 (12.19%) Continuous Integration
7 71 (11.85%) Electronic Trading
8 67 (11.19%) Analytics
9 66 (11.02%) Algorithmic Trading
10 63 (10.52%) Problem-Solving
11 55 (9.18%) Software Engineering
12 49 (8.18%) Test Automation
13 47 (7.85%) OO
14 45 (7.51%) DevOps
15 44 (7.35%) Risk Management
15 44 (7.35%) SDLC
15 44 (7.35%) Unit Testing
16 43 (7.18%) Investment Management
17 34 (5.68%) BDD
18 33 (5.51%) Portfolio Management
Programming Languages
1 244 (40.73%) Java
2 152 (25.38%) C#
3 144 (24.04%) SQL
4 65 (10.85%) Python
5 61 (10.18%) JavaScript
6 53 (8.85%) C++
7 33 (5.51%) Java 8
8 23 (3.84%) Perl
8 23 (3.84%) Scala
9 21 (3.51%) PowerShell
10 20 (3.34%) TypeScript
11 18 (3.01%) Shell Script
12 17 (2.84%) C
13 14 (2.34%) PHP
13 14 (2.34%) VBA
14 12 (2.00%) Bash Shell
15 10 (1.67%) R
16 8 (1.34%) ES6
17 4 (0.67%) PL/SQL
18 3 (0.50%) XPath
Qualifications
1 42 (7.01%) Degree
2 6 (1.00%) Computer Science Degree
3 5 (0.83%) ISEB
3 5 (0.83%) PMI Certification
4 4 (0.67%) Numerate Degree
5 3 (0.50%) MBA
5 3 (0.50%) OCPJP
5 3 (0.50%) Six Sigma Black Belt
5 3 (0.50%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
5 3 (0.50%) Sun Certification
6 2 (0.33%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.17%) CCNP
7 1 (0.17%) CFA
7 1 (0.17%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.17%) Master's Degree
7 1 (0.17%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (6.01%) MiFID
2 35 (5.84%) QA
3 6 (1.00%) EMIR
4 5 (0.83%) GDPR
5 4 (0.67%) Data Quality
5 4 (0.67%) SLA
5 4 (0.67%) Solvency II
6 3 (0.50%) FATCA
7 1 (0.17%) AIFMD
7 1 (0.17%) Dodd-Frank
7 1 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.17%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.17%) PMO
System Software
1 44 (7.35%) Docker
2 2 (0.33%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.17%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 1 (0.17%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 21 (3.51%) Ansible
2 10 (1.67%) Kubernetes
3 6 (1.00%) Terraform
4 4 (0.67%) Control-M
4 4 (0.67%) HP Quality Center
5 3 (0.50%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.17%) CA Service Virtualization
6 1 (0.17%) CA Single Sign-On
6 1 (0.17%) HP ALM
6 1 (0.17%) HP Fortify
6 1 (0.17%) ITRS Geneos
6 1 (0.17%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 46 (7.68%) Bloomberg
2 43 (7.18%) Oracle
3 40 (6.68%) Charles River
4 34 (5.68%) TIBCO
5 31 (5.18%) Microsoft
6 23 (3.84%) Sybase
7 19 (3.17%) Calypso
8 16 (2.67%) FXall
8 16 (2.67%) SimCorp
9 13 (2.17%) Reuters
10 11 (1.84%) ION Trading
11 10 (1.67%) IBM
11 10 (1.67%) Murex
12 9 (1.50%) Tableau
13 8 (1.34%) Sun
14 6 (1.00%) FactSet
15 5 (0.83%) Cadence
15 5 (0.83%) Dynatrace
15 5 (0.83%) Fidessa
15 5 (0.83%) New Relic