Period
to 20 January 2021

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 20 January 2021 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
20 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 218 379 431
Rank change year-on-year +161 +52 -102
Contract jobs citing Equities 476 425 534
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.14% 0.59% 0.54%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.39% 1.89% 1.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 474 312 369
Median daily rate £600 £650 £625
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.69% +4.00% +8.70%
10th Percentile £438 £475 £450
90th Percentile £800 £800 £765
UK excluding London median daily rate £436 £433 £464
% change year-on-year +0.69% -6.63% -2.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
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 14,052 22,527 31,562
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.69% 31.16% 32.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,387 14,612 20,975
Median daily rate £475 £456 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.17% -4.00% +5.56%
10th Percentile £255 £240 £275
90th Percentile £688 £675 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £425 £425
% change year-on-year -2.94% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 558 948 962
Median hourly rate £26.00 £22.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.56% +12.50% -
10th Percentile £12.50 £12.36 £12.00
90th Percentile £58.23 £53.75 £48.23
Median hourly rate £25.00 £21.00 £18.69
% change year-on-year +19.05% +12.36% -4.15%

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 20 January 2021.

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 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 20 January 2021. 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 +166 453 £600 -7.69% 69
London +91 447 £600 -7.69% 68
Work from Home -146 51 £650 -13.33% 16
UK excluding London +199 24 £436 +0.69% 3
Scotland - 11 £494 - 1
Northern Ireland +13 7 £431 -0.12% 1
North of England - 6 £437 -
North West - 6 £437 -

For the 6 months to 20 January 2021, 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.

1 389 (81.72%) Finance
2 373 (78.36%) Front Office
3 330 (69.33%) Python
4 329 (69.12%) Derivative
5 318 (66.81%) Fixed Income
6 300 (63.03%) Java
7 273 (57.35%) Asset Management
8 248 (52.10%) JavaScript
9 244 (51.26%) AWS
10 241 (50.63%) Software Engineering
11 237 (49.79%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 234 (49.16%) Web Services
13 219 (46.01%) Agile Software Development
14 208 (43.70%) Investment Management
15 207 (43.49%) Hedge funds
16 179 (37.61%) React
17 170 (35.71%) AngularJS
18 168 (35.29%) SQL
19 141 (29.62%) Vue.js
20 140 (29.41%) Banking
21 123 (25.84%) Kotlin
22 116 (24.37%) Investment Banking
23 93 (19.54%) Node.js
24 90 (18.91%) Serverless
25 88 (18.49%) AWS Lambda
26 87 (18.28%) Amazon EC2
26 87 (18.28%) Amazon S3
27 86 (18.07%) Analytics
28 81 (17.02%) Azure
29 79 (16.60%) GCP

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 61 (12.82%) Apache
2 42 (8.82%) Apache Spark
3 6 (1.26%) Confluence
3 6 (1.26%) Jupyter
4 5 (1.05%) JBoss
4 5 (1.05%) WebLogic
5 3 (0.63%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.21%) SAS
6 1 (0.21%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (0.84%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.42%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (0.42%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.21%) Adobe XD
3 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 28 (5.88%) Markit EDM
2 26 (5.46%) Eagle PACE
3 11 (2.31%) ION MarketView
4 1 (0.21%) PolarLake
Cloud Services
1 244 (51.26%) AWS
2 90 (18.91%) Serverless
3 88 (18.49%) AWS Lambda
4 87 (18.28%) Amazon EC2
4 87 (18.28%) Amazon S3
5 81 (17.02%) Azure
6 79 (16.60%) GCP
7 16 (3.36%) Amazon ECS
7 16 (3.36%) Amazon SQS
8 15 (3.15%) OpenShift
9 14 (2.94%) AWS CloudFormation
10 2 (0.42%) Amazon EMR
11 1 (0.21%) Azure Machine Learning
11 1 (0.21%) Cloud Computing
11 1 (0.21%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (1.26%) FIX Connectivity
1 6 (1.26%) TCP/IP
2 3 (0.63%) BGP
2 3 (0.63%) OSPF
2 3 (0.63%) VRRP
2 3 (0.63%) VXLAN
2 3 (0.63%) WAN
2 3 (0.63%) Wireshark
3 1 (0.21%) DSL
3 1 (0.21%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 73 (15.34%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 58 (12.18%) Apache Ignite
3 26 (5.46%) SQL Server
4 20 (4.20%) NoSQL
5 17 (3.57%) Amazon Redshift
5 17 (3.57%) Relational Database
6 14 (2.94%) Amazon RDS
7 12 (2.52%) RDBMS
8 6 (1.26%) Hadoop
8 6 (1.26%) MongoDB
9 5 (1.05%) Apache Hive
9 5 (1.05%) DB2
9 5 (1.05%) MySQL
10 4 (0.84%) Apache Cassandra
11 3 (0.63%) Big Data
11 3 (0.63%) Blockchain
11 3 (0.63%) Data Warehouse
11 3 (0.63%) HBase
11 3 (0.63%) Impala
11 3 (0.63%) KDB
Development Applications
1 23 (4.83%) Artifactory
1 23 (4.83%) Git (software)
2 21 (4.41%) RStudio
3 19 (3.99%) JIRA
4 14 (2.94%) Jenkins
5 13 (2.73%) Bitbucket
6 12 (2.52%) TeamCity
7 7 (1.47%) IntelliJ
7 7 (1.47%) Maven
8 6 (1.26%) Gradle
8 6 (1.26%) SonarQube
9 5 (1.05%) JUnit
9 5 (1.05%) SoapUI
10 4 (0.84%) Eclipse
11 3 (0.63%) Cucumber
11 3 (0.63%) Sonatype Nexus
12 1 (0.21%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 1 (0.21%) Axure RP
General
1 389 (81.72%) Finance
2 373 (78.36%) Front Office
3 140 (29.41%) Banking
4 116 (24.37%) Investment Banking
5 38 (7.98%) Back Office
6 9 (1.89%) Prime Brokerage
6 9 (1.89%) Synthetic Prime Brokerage
7 6 (1.26%) Advertising
8 4 (0.84%) International Banking
9 2 (0.42%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.42%) Marketing
10 1 (0.21%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 317 (66.60%) Developer
2 156 (32.77%) Software Engineer
3 153 (32.14%) Developer/Software Engineer
4 127 (26.68%) Python Developer
5 111 (23.32%) JavaScript Developer
6 102 (21.43%) Analyst
7 90 (18.91%) Python Engineer
8 77 (16.18%) Python Software Engineer
9 74 (15.55%) Java Developer
10 70 (14.71%) Front Office Developer
11 63 (13.24%) JavaScript Engineer
12 56 (11.76%) Financial Analyst
13 37 (7.77%) Data Analyst
14 36 (7.56%) AWS Engineer
14 36 (7.56%) Business Analyst
15 32 (6.72%) AWS Developer
16 26 (5.46%) Finance Manager
17 25 (5.25%) Data Manager
18 24 (5.04%) Lead Developer
18 24 (5.04%) Lead Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 234 (49.16%) Web Services
2 179 (37.61%) React
3 170 (35.71%) AngularJS
4 141 (29.62%) Vue.js
5 93 (19.54%) Node.js
6 39 (8.19%) Protocol Buffers
7 36 (7.56%) gRPC
8 34 (7.14%) FIX Protocol
9 31 (6.51%) Pandas
10 26 (5.46%) .NET
10 26 (5.46%) Shiny
11 20 (4.20%) XML
12 16 (3.36%) Spring
13 15 (3.15%) J2SE
14 14 (2.94%) Middleware
15 13 (2.73%) J2EE
16 12 (2.52%) .NET Core
16 12 (2.52%) RESTful
17 10 (2.10%) ASP.NET Core
17 10 (2.10%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 329 (69.12%) Derivative
2 318 (66.81%) Fixed Income
3 237 (49.79%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 207 (43.49%) Hedge funds
5 34 (7.14%) Equity Derivative
6 27 (5.67%) Reference Data
7 24 (5.04%) Blog
8 19 (3.99%) Credit Derivative
9 17 (3.57%) Greenfield Project
10 11 (2.31%) SWIFT
11 10 (2.10%) Analytical Skills
12 5 (1.05%) Algorithms
12 5 (1.05%) Self-Motivation
13 4 (0.84%) Credit Risk
13 4 (0.84%) Data Structures
14 3 (0.63%) Linux Command Line
14 3 (0.63%) Market Risk
14 3 (0.63%) OTC Derivatives
14 3 (0.63%) Spread Betting
14 3 (0.63%) VWAP
Operating Systems
1 38 (7.98%) Linux
2 35 (7.35%) Unix
3 5 (1.05%) CentOS
3 5 (1.05%) Windows
4 2 (0.42%) Windows 10
4 2 (0.42%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.21%) Solaris
5 1 (0.21%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 273 (57.35%) Asset Management
2 241 (50.63%) Software Engineering
3 219 (46.01%) Agile Software Development
4 208 (43.70%) Investment Management
5 86 (18.07%) Analytics
6 63 (13.24%) Portfolio Management
7 53 (11.13%) Requirements Gathering
8 42 (8.82%) Low Latency
9 38 (7.98%) Electronic Trading
10 37 (7.77%) DevOps
10 37 (7.77%) Multithreading
10 37 (7.77%) Performance Attribution
11 32 (6.72%) Business Analysis
12 30 (6.30%) Dashboard Development
13 27 (5.67%) Microservices
14 26 (5.46%) Decision-Making
15 24 (5.04%) Machine Learning
15 24 (5.04%) Migration
15 24 (5.04%) Open Source
15 24 (5.04%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 330 (69.33%) Python
2 300 (63.03%) Java
3 248 (52.10%) JavaScript
4 168 (35.29%) SQL
5 123 (25.84%) Kotlin
6 63 (13.24%) TypeScript
7 59 (12.39%) Scala
8 54 (11.34%) C++
9 52 (10.92%) C#
10 36 (7.56%) R
11 23 (4.83%) Clojure
12 14 (2.94%) Shell Script
13 10 (2.10%) C
13 10 (2.10%) Java 8
14 8 (1.68%) Perl
14 8 (1.68%) VBA
15 7 (1.47%) Bash Shell
15 7 (1.47%) Java 9
16 3 (0.63%) Go
16 3 (0.63%) sed
Qualifications
1 22 (4.62%) Degree
2 16 (3.36%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (0.63%) CCNP
3 3 (0.63%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (0.42%) ISTQB
4 2 (0.42%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (2.10%) QA
2 1 (0.21%) Basel III
2 1 (0.21%) COREP
2 1 (0.21%) CRD IV
2 1 (0.21%) Dodd-Frank
2 1 (0.21%) EMIR
2 1 (0.21%) ISO 20022
2 1 (0.21%) MiFID
System Software
1 59 (12.39%) Docker
2 3 (0.63%) Apache Flume
2 3 (0.63%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 52 (10.92%) Kubernetes
1 52 (10.92%) Terraform
2 8 (1.68%) Ansible
3 4 (0.84%) Consul
3 4 (0.84%) Packer
4 3 (0.63%) FortiGate
4 3 (0.63%) Hadoop YARN
5 2 (0.42%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.42%) Puppet
6 1 (0.21%) Control-M
6 1 (0.21%) Grafana
Vendors
1 71 (14.92%) Bloomberg
2 28 (5.88%) Google
2 28 (5.88%) Reuters
3 26 (5.46%) FactSet
4 17 (3.57%) ION Trading
5 15 (3.15%) TIBCO
6 12 (2.52%) Sybase
7 4 (0.84%) Fidessa
7 4 (0.84%) Murex
7 4 (0.84%) Oracle
8 3 (0.63%) Arista
8 3 (0.63%) Cisco
8 3 (0.63%) Fortinet
8 3 (0.63%) Interxion
8 3 (0.63%) Solace
9 2 (0.42%) Alteryx
9 2 (0.42%) Dataiku
9 2 (0.42%) Eze Castle Integration
9 2 (0.42%) Microsoft
9 2 (0.42%) Portware