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 25 June 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
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 238 418 347
Rank change year-on-year +180 -71  
Contract jobs citing Equities 443 246 333
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.96% 0.46% 0.59%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.88% 1.39% 1.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 354 162 257
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 £725
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 15365 17649 17726
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 33.20% 33.26% 31.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 9982 11571 11114
Median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 485 579 649
Median hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +18.42%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.27 £12.50 £12.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.39 £46.55
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £23.00 £18.90
% change year-on-year +8.69% +21.69%  

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 25 June 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 13 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 25 June 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 +159 398 £600 +4.34% 101
London +88 398 £600 - 98
City of London +41 91 £575 - 32
County Antrim - 42 £421 -
Northern Ireland - 42 £421 -
Belfast - 41 £421 -
Bromley - 8 £575 -
Docklands, London - 4 £600 -
Scotland +28 3 - - 13
Glasgow -7 2 - - 13
Edinburgh +11 1 - -
Canary Wharf +3 1 £525 -14.28%
Westminster - 1 £400 -

For the 6 months to 25 June 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.

1 427 (52.59%) Finance
2 381 (46.92%) Front Office
3 366 (45.07%) Banking
4 345 (42.49%) Java
5 282 (34.73%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 238 (29.31%) Fixed Income
7 228 (28.08%) Investment Banking
8 211 (25.99%) Derivative
9 207 (25.49%) SQL
10 203 (25.00%) Multithreading
11 186 (22.91%) Electronic Trading
12 176 (21.67%) Low Latency
13 166 (20.44%) C#
14 156 (19.21%) Agile Software Development
15 153 (18.84%) C++
16 137 (16.87%) Unix
17 123 (15.15%) Linux
18 116 (14.29%) MiFID
18 116 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
18 116 (14.29%) SDLC
19 100 (12.32%) FIX Protocol
20 89 (10.96%) Equity Derivative
21 82 (10.10%) Oracle
22 74 (9.11%) Multithreaded Programming
23 72 (8.87%) OO
24 71 (8.74%) .NET
24 71 (8.74%) JavaScript
24 71 (8.74%) Degree
24 71 (8.74%) Greenfield Project
25 67 (8.25%) Windows

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 (2.59%) Confluence
2 14 (1.72%) Apache Spark
3 6 (0.74%) Apache
3 6 (0.74%) Tomcat
4 4 (0.49%) Elasticsearch
4 4 (0.49%) SharePoint
4 4 (0.49%) WebSphere
5 2 (0.25%) Apache Pig
5 2 (0.25%) Oracle Coherence
5 2 (0.25%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.12%) DataSynapse
6 1 (0.12%) IIS
6 1 (0.12%) JBoss
6 1 (0.12%) Jupyter
6 1 (0.12%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (0.12%) WebLogic
Applications
1 25 (3.08%) Microsoft Excel
2 13 (1.60%) Microsoft Office
3 12 (1.48%) Microsoft Project
4 7 (0.86%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 6 (0.74%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.37%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 26 (3.20%) ION MarketView
2 8 (0.99%) Global One
2 8 (0.99%) thinkFolio
3 5 (0.62%) IntelliMatch
3 5 (0.62%) Markit EDM
4 4 (0.49%) Endur
4 4 (0.49%) SunGard Martini
5 3 (0.37%) Bloomberg AIM
5 3 (0.37%) Minerva
5 3 (0.37%) SimCorp Dimension
5 3 (0.37%) SunGard GMI
6 2 (0.25%) Eagle PACE
6 2 (0.25%) LatentZero
7 1 (0.12%) Actimize
7 1 (0.12%) Bloomberg TOMS
7 1 (0.12%) Loan IQ
7 1 (0.12%) RMDS
7 1 (0.12%) SunGard APT
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.12%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (0.12%) GitHub
1 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.12%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 13 (1.60%) TCP/IP
2 10 (1.23%) FIX Connectivity
3 4 (0.49%) Multicast
4 3 (0.37%) tcpdump
5 2 (0.25%) PuTTY
6 1 (0.12%) Firewall
6 1 (0.12%) FTP
6 1 (0.12%) HTTP
6 1 (0.12%) Kerberos
6 1 (0.12%) LAN
6 1 (0.12%) LDAP
6 1 (0.12%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (7.14%) SQL Server
2 55 (6.77%) Relational Database
3 39 (4.80%) KDB
4 34 (4.19%) Big Data
5 24 (2.96%) RDBMS
6 19 (2.34%) Hadoop
7 18 (2.22%) Kdb+
8 17 (2.09%) Oracle Database
9 13 (1.60%) Data Warehouse
10 10 (1.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 10 (1.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 9 (1.11%) HBase
12 8 (0.99%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 7 (0.86%) Hazelcast
14 6 (0.74%) Apache Cassandra
14 6 (0.74%) Data Lake
14 6 (0.74%) MariaDB
14 6 (0.74%) Sybase ASE
14 6 (0.74%) Tick Data
15 5 (0.62%) DB2
Development Applications
1 47 (5.79%) JIRA
2 33 (4.06%) Git (software)
3 18 (2.22%) Grunt
4 17 (2.09%) Maven
4 17 (2.09%) TeamCity
5 14 (1.72%) Cucumber
6 13 (1.60%) Subversion
7 12 (1.48%) JUnit
7 12 (1.48%) TestRail
7 12 (1.48%) Visual Studio
8 11 (1.35%) Gradle
9 9 (1.11%) gulp
9 9 (1.11%) Jenkins
10 8 (0.99%) webpack
11 6 (0.74%) CppUnit
11 6 (0.74%) Eclipse
11 6 (0.74%) IntelliJ
11 6 (0.74%) Mocha
12 5 (0.62%) NUnit
12 5 (0.62%) Selenium
General
1 427 (52.59%) Finance
2 381 (46.92%) Front Office
3 366 (45.07%) Banking
4 228 (28.08%) Investment Banking
5 39 (4.80%) Back Office
6 27 (3.33%) Financial Institution
7 19 (2.34%) Legal
8 14 (1.72%) Retail
9 11 (1.35%) Prime Brokerage
9 11 (1.35%) Telecoms
10 10 (1.23%) Marketing
11 8 (0.99%) German Language
12 7 (0.86%) Games
13 4 (0.49%) Corporate Banking
13 4 (0.49%) French Language
14 2 (0.25%) Advertising
15 1 (0.12%) Publishing
15 1 (0.12%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 488 (60.10%) Developer
2 252 (31.03%) Java Developer
3 167 (20.57%) Analyst
4 129 (15.89%) Business Analyst
5 92 (11.33%) Senior Developer
6 79 (9.73%) C# Developer
7 71 (8.74%) Electronic Trading Developer
8 69 (8.50%) Front Office Developer
9 68 (8.37%) Senior Java Developer
10 62 (7.64%) C++ Developer
11 59 (7.27%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
12 38 (4.68%) .NET Developer
13 37 (4.56%) Low Latency Java Developer
14 30 (3.69%) Project Manager
15 29 (3.57%) MiFID Business Analyst
16 27 (3.33%) C# .NET Developer
16 27 (3.33%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
17 26 (3.20%) Support Analyst
18 24 (2.96%) JavaScript Developer
19 21 (2.59%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 100 (12.32%) FIX Protocol
2 71 (8.74%) .NET
3 48 (5.91%) HTML
3 48 (5.91%) HTML5
4 47 (5.79%) JNI
5 44 (5.42%) AngularJS
6 43 (5.30%) WPF
7 35 (4.31%) CSS
7 35 (4.31%) Spring
8 30 (3.69%) React
9 28 (3.45%) XML
10 27 (3.33%) CSS3
10 27 (3.33%) Middleware
11 22 (2.71%) REST
12 19 (2.34%) WinForms
13 18 (2.22%) JMS
14 16 (1.97%) Redux
15 15 (1.85%) Node.js
16 12 (1.48%) Sass
16 12 (1.48%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 282 (34.73%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 238 (29.31%) Fixed Income
3 211 (25.99%) Derivative
4 116 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
5 89 (10.96%) Equity Derivative
6 71 (8.74%) Greenfield Project
7 55 (6.77%) Fintech
8 34 (4.19%) Computer Science
9 29 (3.57%) Hedge funds
10 26 (3.20%) Algorithms
10 26 (3.20%) Reference Data
11 25 (3.08%) User Experience
11 25 (3.08%) Virtual Team
12 21 (2.59%) N-Tier
13 20 (2.46%) OTC Derivatives
14 17 (2.09%) Market Risk
15 14 (1.72%) Data Structures
16 12 (1.48%) Enterprise Software
16 12 (1.48%) TWAP
16 12 (1.48%) VWAP
Operating Systems
1 137 (16.87%) Unix
2 123 (15.15%) Linux
3 67 (8.25%) Windows
4 8 (0.99%) Windows Server
5 3 (0.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (0.25%) Solaris
7 1 (0.12%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.12%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.12%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 203 (25.00%) Multithreading
2 186 (22.91%) Electronic Trading
3 176 (21.67%) Low Latency
4 156 (19.21%) Agile Software Development
5 116 (14.29%) SDLC
6 74 (9.11%) Multithreaded Programming
7 72 (8.87%) OO
8 62 (7.64%) Risk Management
9 58 (7.14%) Business Analysis
10 55 (6.77%) Project Management
11 52 (6.40%) Analytics
12 51 (6.28%) Scrum
12 51 (6.28%) TDD
13 49 (6.03%) Asset Management
14 45 (5.54%) Algorithmic Trading
14 45 (5.54%) Data Management
15 43 (5.30%) Test Automation
16 39 (4.80%) Stakeholder Management
17 38 (4.68%) Migration
18 37 (4.56%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 345 (42.49%) Java
2 207 (25.49%) SQL
3 166 (20.44%) C#
4 153 (18.84%) C++
5 71 (8.74%) JavaScript
6 51 (6.28%) Python
7 50 (6.16%) C
8 48 (5.91%) Shell Script
9 46 (5.67%) Perl
10 37 (4.56%) Scala
11 24 (2.96%) PL/SQL
12 22 (2.71%) VBA
13 15 (1.85%) ES6
14 13 (1.60%) T-SQL
15 11 (1.35%) PHP
15 11 (1.35%) VB
16 6 (0.74%) Ruby
16 6 (0.74%) TypeScript
17 5 (0.62%) Bash Shell
17 5 (0.62%) XAML
Qualifications
1 71 (8.74%) Degree
2 17 (2.09%) ISEB
3 15 (1.85%) PMI Certification
4 12 (1.48%) Computer Science Degree
5 11 (1.35%) Numerate Degree
6 9 (1.11%) PMP
7 6 (0.74%) MBA
8 2 (0.25%) CFA
8 2 (0.25%) ISTQB
8 2 (0.25%) Master's Degree
8 2 (0.25%) PhD
9 1 (0.12%) ACCA
9 1 (0.12%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.12%) CIMA
9 1 (0.12%) CISA
9 1 (0.12%) CISSP
9 1 (0.12%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 116 (14.29%) MiFID
2 53 (6.53%) QA
3 16 (1.97%) EMIR
4 13 (1.60%) Dodd-Frank
5 4 (0.49%) Basel III
5 4 (0.49%) IFRS
5 4 (0.49%) PMO
6 3 (0.37%) CRD IV
7 2 (0.25%) COREP
7 2 (0.25%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.25%) GAAP
7 2 (0.25%) GDPR
7 2 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.25%) SLA
7 2 (0.25%) Solvency II
8 1 (0.12%) FATCA
8 1 (0.12%) ISAE 3402
8 1 (0.12%) ISO 20022
8 1 (0.12%) UCITS
System Software
1 8 (0.99%) Docker
2 2 (0.25%) HDFS
3 1 (0.12%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.12%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 5 (0.62%) Ansible
1 5 (0.62%) Control-M
1 5 (0.62%) ITRS Geneos
1 5 (0.62%) Kubernetes
2 4 (0.49%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (0.49%) Thomson Reuters DACS
3 1 (0.12%) CA Single Sign-On
3 1 (0.12%) Ganglia
3 1 (0.12%) HP Fortify
3 1 (0.12%) Kibana
3 1 (0.12%) logstash
3 1 (0.12%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (0.12%) RSA Archer
3 1 (0.12%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 82 (10.10%) Oracle
2 61 (7.51%) Sybase
3 51 (6.28%) Fidessa
4 50 (6.16%) ION Trading
5 33 (4.06%) Bloomberg
6 24 (2.96%) TIBCO
7 21 (2.59%) Microsoft
7 21 (2.59%) Reuters
8 15 (1.85%) Murex
9 14 (1.72%) Calypso
10 12 (1.48%) IBM
11 10 (1.23%) Charles River
11 10 (1.23%) Informatica
12 9 (1.11%) Citrix
13 8 (0.99%) Google
13 8 (0.99%) SimCorp
13 8 (0.99%) SunGard
14 6 (0.74%) Fixnetix
15 5 (0.62%) Atlassian
15 5 (0.62%) Remedy
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