Period
to 21 September 2017

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Equity Derivative in contract job vacancies. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Equity Derivative over the 6 months to 21 September 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.

Equity Derivatives
UK
6 months to
21 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 632 727 595
Rank change year-on-year +95 -132 +116
Contract jobs citing Equity Derivative 217 164 308
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.22% 0.15% 0.27%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.66% 0.46% 0.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 177 116 227
UK median daily rate £600 £556 £575
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.87% -3.26% -
10th Percentile £463 £383 £470
90th Percentile £700 £681 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £404 £385 £350
% change year-on-year +4.94% +10.00% -17.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
UK median hourly rate - - £65.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £65.00

Equity Derivative 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 32953 35792 36527
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.37% 33.26% 32.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 21602 23512 23010
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 983 1195 1415
UK median hourly rate £21.90 £21.00 £18.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.29% +11.23% -3.80%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.62 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £46.93 £47.33
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.75 £21.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year -1.19% +16.67% -6.49%

Equity Derivative
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Equity Derivative as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Equity Derivative in the UK

Equity Derivative
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Equity Derivative.

Contractor daily rate trend for Equity Derivative in the UK

Equity Derivative
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Equity Derivative over the 6 months to 21 September 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Equity Derivative in the UK

Equity Derivative
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Equity Derivative.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Equity Derivative in the UK

Equity Derivative
Top 5 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Equity Derivative within the UK over the 6 months to 21 September 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 +108 203 £600 +4.80% 12
London +92 203 £600 +4.80% 12
UK excluding London +28 14 £404 +4.94%
Northern Ireland - 9 £402 -
Scotland +8 5 £425 +10.39%

For the 6 months to 21 September 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Equity Derivative 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 Equity Derivative.

1 203 (93.55%) Derivative
2 131 (60.37%) Front Office
3 119 (54.84%) Banking
4 106 (48.85%) Java
5 88 (40.55%) Finance
6 86 (39.63%) Equities
6 86 (39.63%) Agile Software Development
7 82 (37.79%) Investment Banking
8 53 (24.42%) Multithreading
9 49 (22.58%) C#
10 47 (21.66%) Fixed Income
11 41 (18.89%) TDD
12 40 (18.43%) JavaScript
12 40 (18.43%) SDLC
13 37 (17.05%) Software Engineering
14 33 (15.21%) AngularJS
15 32 (14.75%) Unix
16 31 (14.29%) Migration
17 30 (13.82%) SQL
17 30 (13.82%) HTML
17 30 (13.82%) Electronic Trading
18 29 (13.36%) Spring
19 28 (12.90%) Continuous Integration
19 28 (12.90%) Relational Database
20 27 (12.44%) HTML5
20 27 (12.44%) Pair Programming
20 27 (12.44%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
21 26 (11.98%) Technical Analysis
22 25 (11.52%) Analytical Skills
22 25 (11.52%) Perl

Equity Derivative
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 1 (0.46%) Confluence
1 1 (0.46%) GemFire
1 1 (0.46%) WebSphere
Applications
1 7 (3.23%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (1.38%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.46%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.46%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.92%) Sophis RISQUE
2 1 (0.46%) IntelliMatch
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.46%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (0.46%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.92%) FIX Connectivity
2 1 (0.46%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (12.90%) Relational Database
2 24 (11.06%) RDBMS
3 19 (8.76%) SQL Server
4 6 (2.76%) Big Data
5 5 (2.30%) DB2
6 3 (1.38%) MySQL
6 3 (1.38%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (1.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (0.92%) Apache Cassandra
7 2 (0.92%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 2 (0.92%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.46%) Hazelcast
8 1 (0.46%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.46%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 4 (1.84%) JUnit
2 3 (1.38%) Jenkins
2 3 (1.38%) TeamCity
2 3 (1.38%) Visual Studio
3 2 (0.92%) Cucumber
3 2 (0.92%) JIRA
3 2 (0.92%) Subversion
4 1 (0.46%) Artifactory
4 1 (0.46%) FitNesse
4 1 (0.46%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.46%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 131 (60.37%) Front Office
2 119 (54.84%) Banking
3 88 (40.55%) Finance
4 82 (37.79%) Investment Banking
5 6 (2.76%) Back Office
6 2 (0.92%) Legal
6 2 (0.92%) Marketing
7 1 (0.46%) Retail
7 1 (0.46%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.46%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 159 (73.27%) Developer
2 80 (36.87%) Java Developer
3 44 (20.28%) Front Office Developer
4 36 (16.59%) C# Developer
5 35 (16.13%) Business Analyst
6 34 (15.67%) JavaScript Developer
7 33 (15.21%) Analyst
8 26 (11.98%) Senior Developer
9 23 (10.60%) Senior Java Developer
10 22 (10.14%) Agile Developer
11 19 (8.76%) HTML Developer
12 17 (7.83%) Core Java Developer
13 14 (6.45%) Agile Java Developer
13 14 (6.45%) C++ Developer
13 14 (6.45%) Derivatives Business Analyst
13 14 (6.45%) UI Developer
14 13 (5.99%) Equity Derivatives Business Analyst
15 11 (5.07%) C# Software Developer
15 11 (5.07%) C++ Software Developer
15 11 (5.07%) C++/C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (15.21%) AngularJS
2 30 (13.82%) HTML
3 29 (13.36%) Spring
4 27 (12.44%) HTML5
5 24 (11.06%) CSS
6 18 (8.29%) JMS
7 14 (6.45%) J2SE
7 14 (6.45%) WPF
8 13 (5.99%) .NET
9 9 (4.15%) Hibernate
9 9 (4.15%) Node.js
9 9 (4.15%) React
10 8 (3.69%) LESS
10 8 (3.69%) REST
10 8 (3.69%) Sass
11 7 (3.23%) .NET Framework
11 7 (3.23%) FIX Protocol
11 7 (3.23%) WinForms
11 7 (3.23%) XML
12 6 (2.76%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 203 (93.55%) Derivative
2 86 (39.63%) Equities
3 47 (21.66%) Fixed Income
4 27 (12.44%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 25 (11.52%) Analytical Skills
6 17 (7.83%) Greenfield Project
7 12 (5.53%) User Experience
8 10 (4.61%) Data Structures
9 9 (4.15%) Computer Science
9 9 (4.15%) Virtual Team
10 7 (3.23%) Algorithms
10 7 (3.23%) Exotic Derivative
11 6 (2.76%) Swaptions
12 5 (2.30%) Interest Rate Derivative
12 5 (2.30%) N-Tier
13 4 (1.84%) Hedge funds
13 4 (1.84%) Market Risk
14 3 (1.38%) Credit Risk
14 3 (1.38%) Fintech
14 3 (1.38%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 32 (14.75%) Unix
2 19 (8.76%) Linux
3 3 (1.38%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (39.63%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (24.42%) Multithreading
3 41 (18.89%) TDD
4 40 (18.43%) SDLC
5 37 (17.05%) Software Engineering
6 31 (14.29%) Migration
7 30 (13.82%) Electronic Trading
8 28 (12.90%) Continuous Integration
9 27 (12.44%) Pair Programming
10 26 (11.98%) Technical Analysis
11 24 (11.06%) Economics
12 23 (10.60%) Analytics
13 22 (10.14%) Scrum
14 21 (9.68%) Continuous Improvement
14 21 (9.68%) Event-Driven Architecture
15 20 (9.22%) Low Latency
16 19 (8.76%) OO
17 18 (8.29%) Concurrent Programming
18 16 (7.37%) Multithreaded Programming
19 14 (6.45%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 106 (48.85%) Java
2 49 (22.58%) C#
3 40 (18.43%) JavaScript
4 30 (13.82%) SQL
5 25 (11.52%) Perl
6 23 (10.60%) C++
7 19 (8.76%) Python
8 14 (6.45%) Shell Script
9 10 (4.61%) Scala
10 8 (3.69%) TypeScript
11 7 (3.23%) Kotlin
11 7 (3.23%) VBA
12 5 (2.30%) VBScript
13 4 (1.84%) VB
14 3 (1.38%) C
14 3 (1.38%) VC++
15 2 (0.92%) PowerShell
15 2 (0.92%) Ruby
16 1 (0.46%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 13 (5.99%) Degree
2 2 (0.92%) Numerate Degree
3 1 (0.46%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (0.46%) PMI Certification
3 1 (0.46%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (10.60%) MiFID
2 9 (4.15%) QA
3 4 (1.84%) EMIR
4 2 (0.92%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 1 (0.46%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.46%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (0.92%) Control-M
1 2 (0.92%) ITRS Geneos
2 1 (0.46%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 24 (11.06%) Fidessa
2 20 (9.22%) Sybase
3 18 (8.29%) TIBCO
4 11 (5.07%) Oracle
5 10 (4.61%) Microsoft
5 10 (4.61%) Sophis
6 6 (2.76%) Bloomberg
7 5 (2.30%) DevExpress
7 5 (2.30%) Murex
8 4 (1.84%) Reuters
9 3 (1.38%) IBM
9 3 (1.38%) Infragistics
9 3 (1.38%) Misys
10 1 (0.46%) Calypso
10 1 (0.46%) Charles River
10 1 (0.46%) ION Trading
10 1 (0.46%) NYFIX