Period
to 3 July 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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 261 520 445
Rank change year-on-year +259 -75 -160
Contract jobs citing Equities 404 377 541
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.98% 0.41% 0.52%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.95% 1.27% 1.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 398 274 371
Median daily rate £650 £625 £610
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.00% +2.46% +6.09%
10th Percentile £500 £425 £425
90th Percentile £813 £750 £775
UK excluding London median daily rate £428 £423 £455
% change year-on-year +1.30% -7.14% +8.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 - -
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 13,683 29,734 33,219
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.07% 31.96% 32.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,464 19,038 21,480
Median daily rate £475 £475 £455
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.40% +1.79%
10th Percentile £260 £275 £269
90th Percentile £706 £665 £656
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £410
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 629 1,055 1,059
Median hourly rate £31.00 £20.86 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +48.65% -3.00% +7.50%
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.77 £11.72
90th Percentile £53.75 £52.50 £50.25
Median hourly rate £22.50 £18.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year +20.00% -6.25% +8.11%

Equities
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Equities as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Equities in the UK

Equities
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Equities.

Daily rate trend for Equities in the UK

Equities
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Equities over the 6 months to 3 July 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Equities in the UK

Equities
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Equities.

Hourly rate trend for Equities in the UK

Equities
Top 10 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 3 July 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 +259 398 £650 +4.00% 33
London +176 389 £650 +4.00% 33
Work from Home +16 16 £700 +7.69%
UK excluding London +191 14 £428 +1.30%
East of England - 5 £600 -
Midlands - 4 £375 -
West Midlands - 4 £375 -
Scotland +57 3 - -
Northern Ireland +10 1 £431 +2.01%
Channel Islands - 1 £425 -

For the 6 months to 3 July 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.

1 330 (81.68%) Fixed Income
2 324 (80.20%) Front Office
3 315 (77.97%) Finance
4 312 (77.23%) Agile Software Development
5 282 (69.80%) Web Services
6 281 (69.55%) Derivative
7 279 (69.06%) AWS
8 271 (67.08%) Asset Management
9 257 (63.61%) Java
10 235 (58.17%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 234 (57.92%) Software Engineering
12 226 (55.94%) Hedge funds
13 220 (54.46%) Python
14 190 (47.03%) JavaScript
15 175 (43.32%) Investment Management
16 171 (42.33%) Banking
17 169 (41.83%) AngularJS
17 169 (41.83%) DevOps
18 166 (41.09%) React
19 161 (39.85%) Decision-Making
20 156 (38.61%) Investment Banking
21 134 (33.17%) Vue.js
22 116 (28.71%) Azure
23 112 (27.72%) GCP
24 107 (26.49%) Business Analysis
25 104 (25.74%) RStudio
26 99 (24.50%) Portfolio Management
27 95 (23.51%) Docker
28 93 (23.02%) J2EE
29 90 (22.28%) R

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 3 (0.74%) Jupyter
2 2 (0.50%) Apache Spark
2 2 (0.50%) JBoss
2 2 (0.50%) WebLogic
3 1 (0.25%) Confluence
Applications
1 4 (0.99%) Chatbot
1 4 (0.99%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 37 (9.16%) Markit EDM
2 23 (5.69%) SimCorp Dimension
3 13 (3.22%) PolarLake
4 9 (2.23%) ION MarketView
5 7 (1.73%) Eagle PACE
6 2 (0.50%) thinkFolio
7 1 (0.25%) Front Arena
7 1 (0.25%) Sophis RISQUE
Cloud Services
1 279 (69.06%) AWS
2 116 (28.71%) Azure
3 112 (27.72%) GCP
4 85 (21.04%) OpenShift
5 76 (18.81%) Amazon EC2
5 76 (18.81%) Amazon S3
5 76 (18.81%) AWS Lambda
5 76 (18.81%) Serverless
6 74 (18.32%) Amazon ECS
6 74 (18.32%) Amazon SQS
7 68 (16.83%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.25%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 74 (18.32%) Amazon Redshift
2 68 (16.83%) Amazon RDS
3 24 (5.94%) NoSQL
4 13 (3.22%) SQL Server
5 10 (2.48%) Relational Database
6 8 (1.98%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 7 (1.73%) MongoDB
8 5 (1.24%) KDB
9 4 (0.99%) Big Data
9 4 (0.99%) Redis
10 3 (0.74%) Azure SQL Database
10 3 (0.74%) Hadoop
10 3 (0.74%) Kdb+
10 3 (0.74%) RDBMS
11 2 (0.50%) Apache Cassandra
11 2 (0.50%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
11 2 (0.50%) Data Warehouse
11 2 (0.50%) DB2
11 2 (0.50%) Hazelcast
11 2 (0.50%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 104 (25.74%) RStudio
2 85 (21.04%) Artifactory
3 76 (18.81%) Jenkins
4 9 (2.23%) JIRA
5 2 (0.50%) Maven
6 1 (0.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.25%) Bitbucket
6 1 (0.25%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.25%) Gradle
6 1 (0.25%) JUnit
6 1 (0.25%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (0.25%) Subversion
6 1 (0.25%) TeamCity
General
1 324 (80.20%) Front Office
2 315 (77.97%) Finance
3 171 (42.33%) Banking
4 156 (38.61%) Investment Banking
5 16 (3.96%) Back Office
6 4 (0.99%) Legal
7 3 (0.74%) Financial Institution
7 3 (0.74%) Public Sector
7 3 (0.74%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.50%) Advertising
8 2 (0.50%) French Language
8 2 (0.50%) Police
8 2 (0.50%) Retail
9 1 (0.25%) Electronics
9 1 (0.25%) International Banking
9 1 (0.25%) Law
9 1 (0.25%) Prime Brokerage
Job Titles
1 241 (59.65%) Developer
2 152 (37.62%) AWS Developer
3 140 (34.65%) AWS Engineer
4 116 (28.71%) Java Developer
5 71 (17.57%) Python Developer
6 58 (14.36%) Software Engineer
7 50 (12.38%) AWS Software Engineer
8 48 (11.88%) Developer/Software Engineer
9 47 (11.63%) Python Engineer
10 46 (11.39%) Architect
11 45 (11.14%) Java Engineer
12 44 (10.89%) Front Office Developer
13 36 (8.91%) JavaScript Developer
13 36 (8.91%) Senior Developer
14 35 (8.66%) AWS DevOps
15 33 (8.17%) Java Software Developer
15 33 (8.17%) Lead Developer
15 33 (8.17%) Lead Java Developer
15 33 (8.17%) Lead Software Developer
16 31 (7.67%) .NET Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 282 (69.80%) Web Services
2 169 (41.83%) AngularJS
3 166 (41.09%) React
4 134 (33.17%) Vue.js
5 93 (23.02%) J2EE
6 74 (18.32%) .NET
7 66 (16.34%) J2SE
8 54 (13.37%) Node.js
9 47 (11.63%) ASP.NET
10 45 (11.14%) .NET Core
11 38 (9.41%) ASP.NET Core
12 13 (3.22%) HTML
13 11 (2.72%) WPF
14 9 (2.23%) JNI
15 8 (1.98%) HTML5
16 7 (1.73%) .NET Framework
16 7 (1.73%) Redux
17 6 (1.49%) CSS
17 6 (1.49%) Shiny
17 6 (1.49%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 330 (81.68%) Fixed Income
2 281 (69.55%) Derivative
3 235 (58.17%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 226 (55.94%) Hedge funds
5 49 (12.13%) Greenfield Project
6 37 (9.16%) Reference Data
7 28 (6.93%) Equity Derivative
8 23 (5.69%) Blog
9 17 (4.21%) Public Cloud
10 9 (2.23%) Data Structures
11 8 (1.98%) Analytical Skills
12 6 (1.49%) Algorithms
12 6 (1.49%) Management Information System
13 5 (1.24%) User Experience
14 4 (0.99%) Robotics
15 3 (0.74%) Credit Risk
15 3 (0.74%) OTC Derivatives
16 1 (0.25%) Interest Rate Derivative
16 1 (0.25%) Linux Command Line
16 1 (0.25%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 16 (3.96%) Unix
2 14 (3.47%) Linux
3 2 (0.50%) Android
3 2 (0.50%) Apple iOS
3 2 (0.50%) CentOS
4 1 (0.25%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 312 (77.23%) Agile Software Development
2 271 (67.08%) Asset Management
3 234 (57.92%) Software Engineering
4 175 (43.32%) Investment Management
5 169 (41.83%) DevOps
6 161 (39.85%) Decision-Making
7 107 (26.49%) Business Analysis
8 99 (24.50%) Portfolio Management
9 68 (16.83%) Deployment Automation
10 64 (15.84%) Migration
11 57 (14.11%) Microservices
12 49 (12.13%) Front End Development
13 44 (10.89%) Fintech
14 35 (8.66%) Infrastructure Automation
15 33 (8.17%) Analytics
16 29 (7.18%) Wealth Management
17 25 (6.19%) Risk Analysis
18 23 (5.69%) Architectural Design
18 23 (5.69%) Data Analytics
18 23 (5.69%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 257 (63.61%) Java
2 220 (54.46%) Python
3 190 (47.03%) JavaScript
4 90 (22.28%) R
5 67 (16.58%) C#
5 67 (16.58%) SQL
6 34 (8.42%) C++
7 14 (3.47%) Kotlin
8 10 (2.48%) C
9 7 (1.73%) Shell Script
10 6 (1.49%) TypeScript
11 5 (1.24%) Perl
12 4 (0.99%) ES6
13 3 (0.74%) Ada
13 3 (0.74%) PHP
13 3 (0.74%) Scala
13 3 (0.74%) VB
14 2 (0.50%) Bash Shell
15 1 (0.25%) PL/SQL
15 1 (0.25%) VBA
Qualifications
1 7 (1.73%) Degree
2 5 (1.24%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (0.74%) SC Cleared
3 3 (0.74%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.25%) ACCA
4 1 (0.25%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (0.74%) QA
1 3 (0.74%) UCITS
2 2 (0.50%) MiFID
3 1 (0.25%) GAAP
3 1 (0.25%) IFRS
3 1 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 95 (23.51%) Docker
Systems Management
1 87 (21.53%) Kubernetes
2 74 (18.32%) Terraform
3 2 (0.50%) Consul
3 2 (0.50%) Packer
4 1 (0.25%) Ansible
Vendors
1 82 (20.30%) Google
2 43 (10.64%) Bloomberg
3 27 (6.68%) Charles River
4 23 (5.69%) Calypso
4 23 (5.69%) GoldenSource
4 23 (5.69%) SimCorp
5 9 (2.23%) ION Trading
6 7 (1.73%) Oracle
7 6 (1.49%) Sybase
8 4 (0.99%) Reuters
9 3 (0.74%) Salesforce.com
10 2 (0.50%) CA Agile Central
10 2 (0.50%) Citrix
10 2 (0.50%) IBM
11 1 (0.25%) Atlassian
11 1 (0.25%) Microsoft
11 1 (0.25%) Murex
11 1 (0.25%) Solace
11 1 (0.25%) Sophis
11 1 (0.25%) Splunk