Period
to 17 September 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 17 September 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
17 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 435 180 487
Rank change year-on-year -255 +307 -62
Contract jobs citing Equities 414 469 396
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.52% 1.56% 0.44%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.75% 4.97% 1.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 364 443 278
10th Percentile £445 £500 £413
25th Percentile £550 £538 £525
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £650 £600 £619
Median % change year-on-year +8.33% -3.03% +3.13%
75th Percentile £706 £750 £688
90th Percentile £775 £813 £750
UK excluding London median daily rate £548 £431 £423
% change year-on-year +27.03% +2.01% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £73.00
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 23,615 9,436 25,921
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 29.76% 31.30% 28.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 16,399 6,327 16,979
10th Percentile £306 £268 £275
25th Percentile £413 £375 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £513 £490 £475
Median % change year-on-year +4.59% +3.16% -
75th Percentile £625 £606 £575
90th Percentile £713 £725 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 683 336 876
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.19 £11.62
25th Percentile £15.04 £17.19 £14.22
Median hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £20.86
Median % change year-on-year -9.09% +31.86% -0.69%
75th Percentile £49.80 £47.25 £47.50
90th Percentile £65.00 £57.25 £53.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £24.00 £19.03
% change year-on-year -10.42% +26.12% -1.83%

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 17 September 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 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 17 September 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 -214 396 £650 +8.33% 66
London -157 391 £650 +8.33% 60
Work from Home -199 82 £650 -3.70% 8
UK excluding London -155 11 £548 +27.03% 8
Northern Ireland -1 4 £500 +16.01% 2
Midlands -73 3 £575 +53.33% 2
Scotland -77 3 £550 +78.86%
East Midlands - 3 £575 -
South West - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 17 September 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.

1 264 (63.77%) Finance
2 243 (58.70%) Front Office
3 239 (57.73%) Fixed Income
4 218 (52.66%) Java
5 190 (45.89%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 182 (43.96%) Python
7 159 (38.41%) Banking
8 157 (37.92%) Derivative
9 145 (35.02%) Agile Software Development
10 139 (33.57%) AWS
11 133 (32.13%) Asset Management
11 133 (32.13%) Software Engineering
12 127 (30.68%) JavaScript
13 120 (28.99%) Full Stack Development
14 118 (28.50%) React
15 117 (28.26%) SQL
16 110 (26.57%) Analytics
17 104 (25.12%) Investment Banking
18 92 (22.22%) TypeScript
19 91 (21.98%) Investment Management
20 89 (21.50%) AngularJS
21 86 (20.77%) C#
22 85 (20.53%) Azure
23 84 (20.29%) Web Services
24 73 (17.63%) Kotlin
25 70 (16.91%) Social Skills
26 65 (15.70%) Hedge funds
26 65 (15.70%) Low Latency
27 64 (15.46%) GCP
28 62 (14.98%) C++

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 20 (4.83%) Apache Airflow
2 18 (4.35%) Apache
3 8 (1.93%) Apache Spark
4 6 (1.45%) Cloud Foundry
5 5 (1.21%) Confluence
6 3 (0.72%) JBoss
6 3 (0.72%) WebLogic
7 2 (0.48%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.24%) DataSynapse
8 1 (0.24%) Tomcat
Applications
1 26 (6.28%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (1.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (0.97%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (0.72%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (0.97%) Oracle Assets
1 4 (0.97%) Oracle EBS
1 4 (0.97%) Oracle E-Business Tax
1 4 (0.97%) Oracle FAH
1 4 (0.97%) Oracle Financials
1 4 (0.97%) Oracle General Ledger
1 4 (0.97%) Oracle Internet Expenses
1 4 (0.97%) Oracle iProcurement
1 4 (0.97%) Oracle Payables
1 4 (0.97%) Oracle Receivables
1 4 (0.97%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
2 3 (0.72%) Markit EDM
2 3 (0.72%) thinkFolio
3 2 (0.48%) Eagle PACE
4 1 (0.24%) Advent Geneva
4 1 (0.24%) Eikon
4 1 (0.24%) Global One
4 1 (0.24%) LatentZero
4 1 (0.24%) LongView
Cloud Services
1 139 (33.57%) AWS
2 85 (20.53%) Azure
3 64 (15.46%) GCP
4 46 (11.11%) Serverless
5 45 (10.87%) Amazon S3
6 44 (10.63%) Amazon EC2
7 43 (10.39%) AWS Lambda
8 6 (1.45%) npm
8 6 (1.45%) Yarn
9 5 (1.21%) Power Platform
10 2 (0.48%) Azure Service Bus
11 1 (0.24%) Amazon EMR
11 1 (0.24%) Amazon Kinesis
11 1 (0.24%) Amazon SQS
11 1 (0.24%) AWS CloudFormation
11 1 (0.24%) GitHub
11 1 (0.24%) OpenShift
11 1 (0.24%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (2.17%) Firewall
1 9 (2.17%) Multicast
1 9 (2.17%) Wireshark
2 8 (1.93%) tcpdump
3 7 (1.69%) BGP
4 3 (0.72%) FIX Connectivity
5 2 (0.48%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (10.39%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 23 (5.56%) SQL Server
3 17 (4.11%) Amazon Athena
3 17 (4.11%) Apache Ignite
4 14 (3.38%) Relational Database
5 9 (2.17%) KDB
6 8 (1.93%) Big Data
7 5 (1.21%) Data Warehouse
7 5 (1.21%) Power BI
8 4 (0.97%) Hazelcast
8 4 (0.97%) Oracle BI EE
9 3 (0.72%) Apache Hive
9 3 (0.72%) Hadoop
9 3 (0.72%) MongoDB
9 3 (0.72%) RDBMS
9 3 (0.72%) Tableau
10 2 (0.48%) Data Mining
10 2 (0.48%) Metadata
10 2 (0.48%) NoSQL
10 2 (0.48%) VLDB
Development Applications
1 22 (5.31%) JIRA
2 13 (3.14%) Jenkins
3 6 (1.45%) Jasmine
3 6 (1.45%) Karma Test Runner
3 6 (1.45%) Mocha
3 6 (1.45%) Selenium
3 6 (1.45%) Storybook
3 6 (1.45%) webpack
4 5 (1.21%) TeamCity
5 4 (0.97%) Git (software)
6 3 (0.72%) Octopus Deploy
7 2 (0.48%) Artifactory
7 2 (0.48%) Bitbucket
7 2 (0.48%) JUnit
7 2 (0.48%) Maven
7 2 (0.48%) Moq
7 2 (0.48%) Subversion
8 1 (0.24%) Mockito
8 1 (0.24%) Oracle APEX
8 1 (0.24%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 264 (63.77%) Finance
2 243 (58.70%) Front Office
3 159 (38.41%) Banking
4 104 (25.12%) Investment Banking
5 70 (16.91%) Social Skills
6 31 (7.49%) Analytical Skills
7 13 (3.14%) Financial Institution
8 10 (2.42%) Prime Brokerage
9 5 (1.21%) Back Office
10 3 (0.72%) Influencing Skills
10 3 (0.72%) Legal
10 3 (0.72%) Presentation Skills
11 2 (0.48%) Advertising
11 2 (0.48%) Documentation Skills
11 2 (0.48%) Law
11 2 (0.48%) Organisational Skills
11 2 (0.48%) Private Banking
11 2 (0.48%) Retail
12 1 (0.24%) Publishing
12 1 (0.24%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 263 (63.53%) Developer
2 94 (22.71%) Python Developer
3 89 (21.50%) Front Office Developer
4 77 (18.60%) Java Developer
5 63 (15.22%) Python Engineer
6 62 (14.98%) Analyst
7 58 (14.01%) Software Engineer
8 57 (13.77%) Developer/Software Engineer
9 56 (13.53%) JavaScript Developer
10 49 (11.84%) Python Software Engineer
11 41 (9.90%) React Developer
12 38 (9.18%) Lead Developer
13 36 (8.70%) Business Analyst
14 32 (7.73%) JavaScript Engineer
15 30 (7.25%) C# Developer
16 26 (6.28%) AWS Developer
16 26 (6.28%) Investment Banking Java Developer
17 25 (6.04%) AWS Engineer
17 25 (6.04%) Electronic Trading Developer
17 25 (6.04%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 118 (28.50%) React
2 89 (21.50%) AngularJS
3 84 (20.29%) Web Services
4 58 (14.01%) Node.js
5 53 (12.80%) Vue.js
6 37 (8.94%) Middleware
7 36 (8.70%) .NET
8 30 (7.25%) FIX Protocol
9 28 (6.76%) GraphQL
10 24 (5.80%) Rendezvous
11 16 (3.86%) Pandas
12 15 (3.62%) Kafka
12 15 (3.62%) Spring
13 14 (3.38%) WPF
14 13 (3.14%) NumPy
15 11 (2.66%) HTML
16 10 (2.42%) Express
17 9 (2.17%) Shiny
17 9 (2.17%) XML
18 8 (1.93%) Jest
Miscellaneous
1 239 (57.73%) Fixed Income
2 190 (45.89%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 157 (37.92%) Derivative
4 65 (15.70%) Hedge funds
5 38 (9.18%) Credit Risk
6 23 (5.56%) Algorithms
7 16 (3.86%) Data Structures
8 14 (3.38%) Equity Derivative
8 14 (3.38%) User Experience
9 13 (3.14%) Market Risk
10 11 (2.66%) Reference Data
11 10 (2.42%) Legacy Systems
12 9 (2.17%) Data Protection Act
13 8 (1.93%) Greenfield Project
14 6 (1.45%) Credit Derivative
14 6 (1.45%) OTC Derivatives
15 4 (0.97%) Interest Rate Derivative
16 3 (0.72%) Analytical Mindset
16 3 (0.72%) Cloud Native
16 3 (0.72%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 47 (11.35%) Linux
1 47 (11.35%) Unix
2 17 (4.11%) Windows
3 8 (1.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (0.24%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 145 (35.02%) Agile Software Development
2 133 (32.13%) Asset Management
2 133 (32.13%) Software Engineering
3 120 (28.99%) Full Stack Development
4 110 (26.57%) Analytics
5 91 (21.98%) Investment Management
6 65 (15.70%) Low Latency
7 57 (13.77%) Electronic Trading
8 42 (10.14%) Problem-Solving
9 40 (9.66%) Multithreading
10 37 (8.94%) Requirements Gathering
11 34 (8.21%) Portfolio Management
12 32 (7.73%) DevOps
13 30 (7.25%) Risk Analytics
14 28 (6.76%) SDLC
15 27 (6.52%) Order Management
16 25 (6.04%) High Availability
16 25 (6.04%) Multithreaded Programming
17 24 (5.80%) Mathematics
18 22 (5.31%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 218 (52.66%) Java
2 182 (43.96%) Python
3 127 (30.68%) JavaScript
4 117 (28.26%) SQL
5 92 (22.22%) TypeScript
6 86 (20.77%) C#
7 73 (17.63%) Kotlin
8 62 (14.98%) C++
9 35 (8.45%) Scala
10 23 (5.56%) Java 9
11 12 (2.90%) Perl
11 12 (2.90%) VBA
12 10 (2.42%) R
12 10 (2.42%) Shell Script
13 6 (1.45%) ES6
13 6 (1.45%) PHP
13 6 (1.45%) VB
14 5 (1.21%) T-SQL
15 4 (0.97%) Java 8
16 2 (0.48%) Java 11
Qualifications
1 22 (5.31%) Degree
2 5 (1.21%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (0.48%) MBA
4 1 (0.24%) ACCA
4 1 (0.24%) CIMA
4 1 (0.24%) Numerate Degree
4 1 (0.24%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (1.93%) QA
2 6 (1.45%) Data Quality
2 6 (1.45%) MiFID
3 4 (0.97%) SLA
4 3 (0.72%) UCITS
5 2 (0.48%) EMIR
6 1 (0.24%) Basel II
6 1 (0.24%) PMO
System Software
1 26 (6.28%) Docker
2 1 (0.24%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 30 (7.25%) Kubernetes
2 12 (2.90%) Ansible
3 11 (2.66%) Terraform
4 10 (2.42%) ITRS Geneos
5 9 (2.17%) Puppet
6 3 (0.72%) Control-M
7 1 (0.24%) Hadoop YARN
7 1 (0.24%) Istio
7 1 (0.24%) Oozie
Vendors
1 29 (7.00%) Oracle
2 25 (6.04%) TIBCO
3 23 (5.56%) ION Trading
4 15 (3.62%) Citrix
5 11 (2.66%) Microsoft
6 9 (2.17%) Red Hat
6 9 (2.17%) Sybase
7 5 (1.21%) Charles River
8 3 (0.72%) Google
9 2 (0.48%) Alteryx
9 2 (0.48%) Bloomberg
9 2 (0.48%) IBM
9 2 (0.48%) Murex
9 2 (0.48%) Refinitiv
9 2 (0.48%) Splunk
9 2 (0.48%) Sun
10 1 (0.24%) Cloudera
10 1 (0.24%) Fidessa
10 1 (0.24%) FIS
10 1 (0.24%) Solace