Period
to 20 October 2017

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 October 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
6 months to
20 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 268 426 361
Rank change year-on-year +158 -65 +48
Contract jobs citing Equities 946 569 731
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.95% 0.54% 0.64%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.84% 1.61% 1.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 715 355 550
UK median daily rate £575 £573 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.44% +4.09% -
10th Percentile £413 £409 £413
90th Percentile £725 £725 £738
UK excluding London median daily rate £445 £400 £425
% change year-on-year +11.25% -5.88% +11.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
UK median hourly rate - - £16.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £16.50

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 33353 35380 37024
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.58% 33.29% 32.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 22051 23199 23416
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £240
90th Percentile £650 £625 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 997 1201 1453
UK median hourly rate £20.94 £20.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.68% +5.26% +1.60%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.63 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.21 £20.50 £18.25
% change year-on-year -1.41% +12.33% -0.05%

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 20 October 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 6 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 October 2017. 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 +166 863 £600 +4.35% 47
London +80 856 £600 +4.35% 44
UK excluding London +101 89 £445 +11.25% 6
Northern Ireland -2 65 £443 +18.13%
Scotland +12 17 £400 - 3
South East +13 7 £530 +57.70% 1

For the 6 months to 20 October 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.

1 447 (47.25%) Finance
2 433 (45.77%) Front Office
3 410 (43.34%) Banking
4 385 (40.70%) Java
5 329 (34.78%) SQL
6 296 (31.29%) Fixed Income
7 268 (28.33%) Derivative
8 252 (26.64%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 244 (25.79%) Investment Banking
10 227 (24.00%) Agile Software Development
11 188 (19.87%) Multithreading
12 159 (16.81%) Electronic Trading
13 158 (16.70%) C#
13 158 (16.70%) Unix
14 156 (16.49%) Low Latency
15 153 (16.17%) MiFID
16 125 (13.21%) FIX Protocol
16 125 (13.21%) SDLC
17 122 (12.90%) Linux
18 121 (12.79%) Analytical Skills
19 104 (10.99%) .NET
20 100 (10.57%) Risk Management
21 97 (10.25%) C++
21 97 (10.25%) Oracle
22 90 (9.51%) Sybase
22 90 (9.51%) Equity Derivative
23 89 (9.41%) Relational Database
24 87 (9.20%) SQL Server
25 83 (8.77%) TDD
26 79 (8.35%) 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 14 (1.48%) Apache Spark
2 9 (0.95%) SharePoint
2 9 (0.95%) Tomcat
3 8 (0.85%) Apache
3 8 (0.85%) Elasticsearch
3 8 (0.85%) IIS
4 6 (0.63%) Oracle Coherence
5 4 (0.42%) JBoss
5 4 (0.42%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 3 (0.32%) Confluence
6 3 (0.32%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (0.21%) DataSynapse
7 2 (0.21%) MQSeries
7 2 (0.21%) Oracle Workflow
8 1 (0.11%) Skype for Business
8 1 (0.11%) WebSphere
Applications
1 34 (3.59%) Microsoft Excel
2 17 (1.80%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (0.74%) MS Visio
3 7 (0.74%) Spreadsheet
4 6 (0.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (0.63%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 21 (2.22%) ION MarketView
2 20 (2.11%) thinkFolio
3 12 (1.27%) Markit EDM
4 9 (0.95%) SimCorp Dimension
5 8 (0.85%) IntelliMatch
6 7 (0.74%) Eikon
6 7 (0.74%) SunGard GMI
7 6 (0.63%) LatentZero
8 5 (0.53%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
9 4 (0.42%) Eagle PACE
9 4 (0.42%) Global One
9 4 (0.42%) Summit
10 3 (0.32%) SunGard Martini
11 2 (0.21%) Bloomberg TOMS
11 2 (0.21%) Endur
11 2 (0.21%) Salerio
12 1 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
12 1 (0.11%) Oracle FAH
12 1 (0.11%) Oracle Financials
12 1 (0.11%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 6 (0.63%) GitHub
1 6 (0.63%) npm
2 5 (0.53%) OpenShift
3 4 (0.42%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (0.42%) IaaS
3 4 (0.42%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (0.42%) PaaS
3 4 (0.42%) SaaS
4 3 (0.32%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (0.32%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 17 (1.80%) FIX Connectivity
2 13 (1.37%) TCP/IP
3 4 (0.42%) FTP
4 2 (0.21%) PPP
4 2 (0.21%) VPN
5 1 (0.11%) Firewall
5 1 (0.11%) LAN
5 1 (0.11%) LDAP
5 1 (0.11%) Multicast
5 1 (0.11%) Skype
5 1 (0.11%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 89 (9.41%) Relational Database
2 87 (9.20%) SQL Server
3 61 (6.45%) RDBMS
4 48 (5.07%) KDB
5 29 (3.07%) Big Data
6 22 (2.33%) Data Warehouse
7 17 (1.80%) Hadoop
7 17 (1.80%) Kdb+
8 15 (1.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 14 (1.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 13 (1.37%) Blockchain
10 13 (1.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 12 (1.27%) Oracle Database
12 10 (1.06%) DB2
12 10 (1.06%) MySQL
13 9 (0.95%) MariaDB
13 9 (0.95%) SQL Server 2016
14 7 (0.74%) NoSQL
14 7 (0.74%) Oracle Database 11g
14 7 (0.74%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 35 (3.70%) Git (software)
2 32 (3.38%) JIRA
3 21 (2.22%) Maven
3 21 (2.22%) Visual Studio
4 19 (2.01%) TeamCity
5 17 (1.80%) Jenkins
6 16 (1.69%) Cucumber
7 14 (1.48%) JUnit
7 14 (1.48%) Subversion
8 13 (1.37%) Grunt
9 12 (1.27%) Gradle
10 11 (1.16%) Eclipse
11 7 (0.74%) IntelliJ
12 6 (0.63%) webpack
13 5 (0.53%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 5 (0.53%) CppUnit
13 5 (0.53%) gulp
14 4 (0.42%) Checkstyle
14 4 (0.42%) JBehave
14 4 (0.42%) XMLUnit
General
1 447 (47.25%) Finance
2 433 (45.77%) Front Office
3 410 (43.34%) Banking
4 244 (25.79%) Investment Banking
5 42 (4.44%) Back Office
6 30 (3.17%) Financial Institution
7 21 (2.22%) Telecoms
8 20 (2.11%) Prime Brokerage
9 18 (1.90%) Games
10 12 (1.27%) German Language
10 12 (1.27%) Legal
11 8 (0.85%) Retail
12 6 (0.63%) French Language
13 5 (0.53%) General Ledger
14 3 (0.32%) Corporate Banking
14 3 (0.32%) Marketing
15 2 (0.21%) International Banking
16 1 (0.11%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 515 (54.44%) Developer
2 269 (28.44%) Java Developer
3 268 (28.33%) Analyst
4 167 (17.65%) Business Analyst
5 108 (11.42%) C# Developer
6 100 (10.57%) Front Office Developer
7 99 (10.47%) Senior Developer
8 72 (7.61%) Senior Java Developer
9 56 (5.92%) .NET Developer
10 52 (5.50%) Banking Analyst
11 50 (5.29%) C# .NET Developer
12 47 (4.97%) Electronic Trading Developer
13 46 (4.86%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
14 42 (4.44%) Project Manager
15 37 (3.91%) KDB Developer
15 37 (3.91%) Support Analyst
16 36 (3.81%) SQL Developer
17 31 (3.28%) C++ Developer
17 31 (3.28%) Low Latency Java Developer
18 26 (2.75%) Front Office Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 125 (13.21%) FIX Protocol
2 104 (10.99%) .NET
3 57 (6.03%) Spring
4 52 (5.50%) WPF
5 48 (5.07%) AngularJS
6 47 (4.97%) HTML
7 43 (4.55%) HTML5
7 43 (4.55%) XML
8 40 (4.23%) JMS
9 36 (3.81%) JNI
10 30 (3.17%) REST
10 30 (3.17%) WinForms
11 29 (3.07%) Middleware
12 27 (2.85%) WCF
13 26 (2.75%) CSS
14 22 (2.33%) FpML
15 21 (2.22%) ASP.NET
16 19 (2.01%) Web Services
17 18 (1.90%) XSD
18 16 (1.69%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 296 (31.29%) Fixed Income
2 268 (28.33%) Derivative
3 252 (26.64%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 121 (12.79%) Analytical Skills
5 90 (9.51%) Equity Derivative
6 73 (7.72%) Greenfield Project
7 42 (4.44%) Hedge funds
7 42 (4.44%) OTC Derivatives
8 33 (3.49%) Computer Science
9 29 (3.07%) Fintech
9 29 (3.07%) N-Tier
10 28 (2.96%) Data Structures
10 28 (2.96%) Market Risk
11 21 (2.22%) Algorithms
11 21 (2.22%) Reference Data
12 16 (1.69%) Credit Risk
13 14 (1.48%) User Experience
14 11 (1.16%) Interest Rate Derivative
15 10 (1.06%) PMI
16 9 (0.95%) Swaptions
Operating Systems
1 158 (16.70%) Unix
2 122 (12.90%) Linux
3 79 (8.35%) Windows
4 9 (0.95%) Windows Server
5 7 (0.74%) Windows 7
6 4 (0.42%) Solaris
7 3 (0.32%) Windows 10
8 2 (0.21%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.11%) Oracle Linux
9 1 (0.11%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 227 (24.00%) Agile Software Development
2 188 (19.87%) Multithreading
3 159 (16.81%) Electronic Trading
4 156 (16.49%) Low Latency
5 125 (13.21%) SDLC
6 100 (10.57%) Risk Management
7 83 (8.77%) TDD
8 75 (7.93%) Business Analysis
9 74 (7.82%) Analytics
10 71 (7.51%) Asset Management
11 70 (7.40%) OO
12 67 (7.08%) Test Automation
13 52 (5.50%) Multithreaded Programming
14 51 (5.39%) Algorithmic Trading
15 50 (5.29%) Migration
16 48 (5.07%) User Acceptance Testing
17 47 (4.97%) Project Management
18 40 (4.23%) Data Analysis
18 40 (4.23%) Investment Management
19 39 (4.12%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 385 (40.70%) Java
2 329 (34.78%) SQL
3 158 (16.70%) C#
4 97 (10.25%) C++
5 77 (8.14%) Python
6 58 (6.13%) JavaScript
7 51 (5.39%) Perl
8 35 (3.70%) C
8 35 (3.70%) VBA
9 33 (3.49%) T-SQL
10 27 (2.85%) Scala
11 23 (2.43%) Shell Script
12 18 (1.90%) XPath
13 14 (1.48%) PL/SQL
14 12 (1.27%) R
15 11 (1.16%) TypeScript
16 10 (1.06%) Ruby
17 8 (0.85%) VB
18 7 (0.74%) ES6
18 7 (0.74%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 73 (7.72%) Degree
2 21 (2.22%) Numerate Degree
3 12 (1.27%) Master's Degree
4 10 (1.06%) PMI Certification
5 7 (0.74%) ISEB
6 6 (0.63%) PhD
6 6 (0.63%) PMP
7 4 (0.42%) Computer Science Degree
7 4 (0.42%) ISTQB
8 2 (0.21%) CFA
8 2 (0.21%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 153 (16.17%) MiFID
2 72 (7.61%) QA
3 28 (2.96%) EMIR
4 11 (1.16%) Dodd-Frank
5 5 (0.53%) GDPR
6 3 (0.32%) AIFMD
6 3 (0.32%) Data Quality
6 3 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.21%) ISO 20022
7 2 (0.21%) PMO
8 1 (0.11%) Basel III
8 1 (0.11%) COREP
8 1 (0.11%) IFRS
8 1 (0.11%) SEPA
8 1 (0.11%) Solvency II
System Software
1 18 (1.90%) Docker
2 4 (0.42%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.32%) Apache Flume
3 3 (0.32%) HDFS
4 2 (0.21%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.11%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 10 (1.06%) Ansible
2 8 (0.85%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (0.63%) HP Quality Center
4 4 (0.42%) logstash
5 3 (0.32%) Control-M
5 3 (0.32%) Oozie
6 2 (0.21%) Ganglia
6 2 (0.21%) ITRS Geneos
6 2 (0.21%) Kibana
6 2 (0.21%) Nagios
7 1 (0.11%) Thomson Reuters DACS
Vendors
1 97 (10.25%) Oracle
2 90 (9.51%) Sybase
3 70 (7.40%) Fidessa
4 39 (4.12%) ION Trading
5 37 (3.91%) Microsoft
6 36 (3.81%) Bloomberg
6 36 (3.81%) TIBCO
7 28 (2.96%) Charles River
8 24 (2.54%) Reuters
9 16 (1.69%) DevExpress
10 14 (1.48%) IBM
10 14 (1.48%) Murex
11 12 (1.27%) Informatica
11 12 (1.27%) SimCorp
12 10 (1.06%) Calypso
12 10 (1.06%) CQG
12 10 (1.06%) SunGard
13 8 (0.85%) Solace
14 7 (0.74%) Citrix
14 7 (0.74%) Google