Period
to 19 June 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 19 June 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
19 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 367 281 533
Rank change year-on-year -86 +252 -75
Contract jobs citing Equities 382 385 351
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.61% 0.91% 0.39%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.09% 3.08% 1.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 328 364 256
10th Percentile £439 £500 £425
25th Percentile £544 £538 £525
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £600 £650 £625
Median % change year-on-year -7.69% +4.00% -
75th Percentile £700 £750 £675
90th Percentile £750 £813 £750
UK excluding London median daily rate £440 £431 £423
% change year-on-year +2.09% +2.01% -7.14%

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 18,262 12,493 25,888
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 29.22% 29.38% 28.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,263 8,171 16,999
10th Percentile £300 £258 £285
25th Percentile £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £480 £475
Median % change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +2.70%
75th Percentile £605 £600 £581
90th Percentile £700 £713 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 654 492 883
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.60 £11.80
25th Percentile £15.73 £16.20 £14.00
Median hourly rate £25.00 £24.71 £20.86
Median % change year-on-year +1.17% +18.48% -7.31%
75th Percentile £47.63 £47.41 £45.00
90th Percentile £59.93 £55.00 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £20.99 £18.50
% change year-on-year +7.21% +13.45% -13.95%

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 19 June 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 12 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 19 June 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 -62 357 £600 -7.69% 58
London -70 349 £600 -7.69% 53
Work from Home -221 66 £650 -11.86% 6
UK excluding London -1 22 £440 +2.09% 6
Scotland -34 10 £544 -
Northern Ireland +3 5 £431 -
North West - 3 £440 -
North of England - 3 £440 - 1
Midlands -19 2 £575 +53.33% 2
East Midlands - 2 £575 - 1
South East - 1 £475 - 1
South West - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 19 June 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.

1 255 (66.75%) Front Office
2 247 (64.66%) Finance
3 199 (52.09%) Fixed Income
4 192 (50.26%) Python
5 191 (50.00%) Java
6 177 (46.34%) Derivative
7 145 (37.96%) JavaScript
7 145 (37.96%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 135 (35.34%) Agile Software Development
9 133 (34.82%) Asset Management
10 127 (33.25%) Analytics
11 120 (31.41%) AWS
11 120 (31.41%) Banking
12 118 (30.89%) Investment Management
13 114 (29.84%) Software Engineering
14 110 (28.80%) Hedge funds
15 104 (27.23%) SQL
16 93 (24.35%) React
17 84 (21.99%) AngularJS
18 82 (21.47%) Investment Banking
19 77 (20.16%) Web Services
20 70 (18.32%) C#
21 63 (16.49%) Kotlin
21 63 (16.49%) Vue.js
22 61 (15.97%) Azure
23 59 (15.45%) GCP
23 59 (15.45%) Unix
23 59 (15.45%) Social Skills
24 54 (14.14%) Requirements Gathering
25 53 (13.87%) 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 13 (3.40%) Apache Spark
2 8 (2.09%) Apache
3 6 (1.57%) Apache Airflow
4 3 (0.79%) JBoss
4 3 (0.79%) Tomcat
4 3 (0.79%) WebLogic
5 2 (0.52%) Cloud Foundry
5 2 (0.52%) Confluence
5 2 (0.52%) Jupyter
6 1 (0.26%) DataSynapse
Applications
1 11 (2.88%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (1.57%) MS Visio
3 5 (1.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.79%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 6 (1.57%) Oracle Assets
1 6 (1.57%) Oracle EBS
1 6 (1.57%) Oracle E-Business Tax
1 6 (1.57%) Oracle FAH
1 6 (1.57%) Oracle Financials
1 6 (1.57%) Oracle General Ledger
1 6 (1.57%) Oracle Internet Expenses
1 6 (1.57%) Oracle iProcurement
1 6 (1.57%) Oracle Payables
1 6 (1.57%) Oracle Receivables
1 6 (1.57%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
2 4 (1.05%) thinkFolio
3 3 (0.79%) Markit EDM
3 3 (0.79%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 2 (0.52%) Eagle PACE
4 2 (0.52%) LatentZero
4 2 (0.52%) LongView
5 1 (0.26%) Advent Geneva
5 1 (0.26%) Eikon
5 1 (0.26%) Global One
Cloud Services
1 120 (31.41%) AWS
2 61 (15.97%) Azure
3 59 (15.45%) GCP
4 30 (7.85%) Amazon S3
4 30 (7.85%) AWS Lambda
4 30 (7.85%) Serverless
5 28 (7.33%) Amazon EC2
6 4 (1.05%) OpenShift
7 1 (0.26%) Amazon EMR
7 1 (0.26%) Amazon Kinesis
7 1 (0.26%) Amazon SQS
7 1 (0.26%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 9 (2.36%) Wireshark
2 8 (2.09%) Firewall
2 8 (2.09%) Multicast
2 8 (2.09%) tcpdump
3 3 (0.79%) BGP
4 1 (0.26%) FIX Connectivity
4 1 (0.26%) HTTP
4 1 (0.26%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (7.33%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 19 (4.97%) Relational Database
3 12 (3.14%) SQL Server
4 11 (2.88%) Hadoop
5 9 (2.36%) RDBMS
6 8 (2.09%) Blockchain
7 7 (1.83%) Apache Hive
7 7 (1.83%) Data Warehouse
7 7 (1.83%) KDB
8 6 (1.57%) Apache Ignite
8 6 (1.57%) Oracle BI EE
9 5 (1.31%) Big Data
9 5 (1.31%) Impala
9 5 (1.31%) NoSQL
9 5 (1.31%) Tableau
10 4 (1.05%) Amazon Athena
10 4 (1.05%) Hazelcast
10 4 (1.05%) HBase
10 4 (1.05%) Spark SQL
11 3 (0.79%) DB2
Development Applications
1 22 (5.76%) Git (software)
2 19 (4.97%) JIRA
3 16 (4.19%) Jenkins
4 13 (3.40%) Bitbucket
5 9 (2.36%) Artifactory
6 6 (1.57%) Maven
7 5 (1.31%) SoapUI
7 5 (1.31%) SonarQube
7 5 (1.31%) TeamCity
8 4 (1.05%) IntelliJ
9 3 (0.79%) Eclipse
9 3 (0.79%) JUnit
9 3 (0.79%) Sonatype Nexus
9 3 (0.79%) Subversion
10 2 (0.52%) Gradle
11 1 (0.26%) GitLab
11 1 (0.26%) Jasmine
11 1 (0.26%) Karma Test Runner
11 1 (0.26%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 255 (66.75%) Front Office
2 247 (64.66%) Finance
3 120 (31.41%) Banking
4 82 (21.47%) Investment Banking
5 59 (15.45%) Social Skills
6 22 (5.76%) Analytical Skills
7 12 (3.14%) Back Office
8 11 (2.88%) Prime Brokerage
9 9 (2.36%) Financial Institution
10 5 (1.31%) Legal
11 3 (0.79%) Law
12 2 (0.52%) Advertising
12 2 (0.52%) Organisational Skills
12 2 (0.52%) Presentation Skills
12 2 (0.52%) Private Banking
13 1 (0.26%) Publishing
13 1 (0.26%) Retail
Job Titles
1 217 (56.81%) Developer
2 82 (21.47%) Front Office Developer
3 81 (21.20%) Analyst
4 77 (20.16%) Python Developer
5 65 (17.02%) Java Developer
6 53 (13.87%) JavaScript Developer
7 43 (11.26%) Developer/Software Engineer
7 43 (11.26%) Software Engineer
8 42 (10.99%) Financial Analyst
9 40 (10.47%) Python Engineer
10 38 (9.95%) Business Analyst
11 29 (7.59%) SQL Analyst
12 28 (7.33%) Python Software Engineer
12 28 (7.33%) SQL Data Analyst
13 25 (6.54%) React Developer
14 22 (5.76%) JavaScript Engineer
15 21 (5.50%) AWS Engineer
16 19 (4.97%) AWS Developer
16 19 (4.97%) Investment Banking Java Developer
17 18 (4.71%) AWS Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 93 (24.35%) React
2 84 (21.99%) AngularJS
3 77 (20.16%) Web Services
4 63 (16.49%) Vue.js
5 47 (12.30%) Node.js
6 35 (9.16%) Middleware
7 33 (8.64%) .NET
8 27 (7.07%) FIX Protocol
8 27 (7.07%) GraphQL
9 21 (5.50%) Shiny
10 20 (5.24%) Kafka
10 20 (5.24%) RESTful
10 20 (5.24%) XML
11 17 (4.45%) NumPy
11 17 (4.45%) Pandas
11 17 (4.45%) Rendezvous
11 17 (4.45%) Spring
12 14 (3.66%) .NET Core
12 14 (3.66%) ASP.NET Core
12 14 (3.66%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 199 (52.09%) Fixed Income
2 177 (46.34%) Derivative
3 145 (37.96%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 110 (28.80%) Hedge funds
5 42 (10.99%) Equity Derivative
6 34 (8.90%) Greenfield Project
7 24 (6.28%) Credit Risk
8 12 (3.14%) Algorithms
9 11 (2.88%) Market Risk
10 10 (2.62%) Data Structures
11 9 (2.36%) SWIFT
12 7 (1.83%) Self-Motivation
13 5 (1.31%) Data Protection Act
13 5 (1.31%) User Experience
14 4 (1.05%) Interest Rate Derivative
15 3 (0.79%) Reference Data
16 2 (0.52%) Cloud Native
16 2 (0.52%) N-Tier
17 1 (0.26%) PMI
17 1 (0.26%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 59 (15.45%) Unix
2 47 (12.30%) Linux
3 14 (3.66%) Windows
4 8 (2.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (0.52%) CentOS
5 2 (0.52%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 135 (35.34%) Agile Software Development
2 133 (34.82%) Asset Management
3 127 (33.25%) Analytics
4 118 (30.89%) Investment Management
5 114 (29.84%) Software Engineering
6 54 (14.14%) Requirements Gathering
7 49 (12.83%) Electronic Trading
8 45 (11.78%) Portfolio Management
9 43 (11.26%) Low Latency
9 43 (11.26%) Microservices
10 37 (9.69%) Dashboard Development
11 33 (8.64%) SDLC
11 33 (8.64%) Test Automation
12 30 (7.85%) Multithreading
13 29 (7.59%) Migration
14 28 (7.33%) DevOps
14 28 (7.33%) Problem-Solving
15 27 (7.07%) Risk Analytics
16 23 (6.02%) Business Analysis
16 23 (6.02%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 192 (50.26%) Python
2 191 (50.00%) Java
3 145 (37.96%) JavaScript
4 104 (27.23%) SQL
5 70 (18.32%) C#
6 63 (16.49%) Kotlin
7 53 (13.87%) C++
7 53 (13.87%) TypeScript
8 47 (12.30%) Scala
9 21 (5.50%) R
10 18 (4.71%) Shell Script
11 16 (4.19%) Java 9
12 14 (3.66%) Java 8
13 12 (3.14%) Perl
14 9 (2.36%) Go
14 9 (2.36%) VBA
15 6 (1.57%) PHP
15 6 (1.57%) VB
16 3 (0.79%) Bash Shell
16 3 (0.79%) XPath
Qualifications
1 26 (6.81%) Degree
2 8 (2.09%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (1.05%) Master's Degree
4 2 (0.52%) PhD
5 1 (0.26%) ACCA
5 1 (0.26%) CIMA
5 1 (0.26%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.26%) MBA
5 1 (0.26%) Numerate Degree
5 1 (0.26%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.09%) QA
2 6 (1.57%) MiFID
2 6 (1.57%) SLA
3 2 (0.52%) Dodd-Frank
4 1 (0.26%) EMIR
4 1 (0.26%) PMO
System Software
1 12 (3.14%) Docker
2 4 (1.05%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 3 (0.79%) Apache Flume
4 1 (0.26%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 12 (3.14%) Ansible
2 10 (2.62%) Kubernetes
3 9 (2.36%) Puppet
4 8 (2.09%) ITRS Geneos
5 4 (1.05%) Hadoop YARN
6 3 (0.79%) Control-M
7 2 (0.52%) Grafana
7 2 (0.52%) Terraform
8 1 (0.26%) Istio
8 1 (0.26%) Oozie
Vendors
1 20 (5.24%) TIBCO
2 16 (4.19%) ION Trading
3 14 (3.66%) Citrix
4 13 (3.40%) Bloomberg
4 13 (3.40%) Oracle
5 12 (3.14%) Red Hat
6 8 (2.09%) Sybase
7 7 (1.83%) Microsoft
8 4 (1.05%) Alteryx
8 4 (1.05%) Charles River
8 4 (1.05%) Dataiku
8 4 (1.05%) Refinitiv
9 3 (0.79%) Fidessa
9 3 (0.79%) Google
9 3 (0.79%) Murex
9 3 (0.79%) Solace
9 3 (0.79%) Sparx
10 2 (0.52%) Calypso
11 1 (0.26%) IBM
11 1 (0.26%) Syncfusion