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 3 months to 27 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.

Equity Derivatives
UK
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 493 556 518
Rank change year-on-year +63 -38  
Contract jobs citing Equity Derivative 117 98 124
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.25% 0.18% 0.22%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.75% 0.55% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 76 92
Median daily rate £563 £573 £575
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.74% -0.43%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £380 £445
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £638 £649
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £385 £400
% change year-on-year +2.59% -3.75%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £65.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £65.00

Equity Derivative 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 15648 17974 17487
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 33.21% 33.29% 31.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 10156 11793 11016
Median daily rate £450 £425 £422
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +0.73%  
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 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 490 595 619
Median hourly rate £22.50 £23.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.17% +21.05%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.26 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £23.00 £18.88
% change year-on-year +8.69% +21.82%  

Equity Derivative
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Equity Derivative as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

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 3 months to 27 June 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 9 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 3 months to 27 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 +49 110 £575 - 23
London +31 110 £575 - 23
City of London +7 26 £600 +2.12% 3
County Antrim - 6 £395 -
Belfast - 6 £395 -
Northern Ireland - 6 £395 -
Canary Wharf -1 2 £603 +0.41%
Scotland +21 1 - - 6
Glasgow -6 1 - - 6

For the 6 months to 27 June 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.

1 190 (88.37%) Derivative
2 121 (56.28%) Front Office
3 102 (47.44%) Banking
4 91 (42.33%) Finance
4 91 (42.33%) Equities
4 91 (42.33%) Java
5 85 (39.53%) Agile Software Development
6 76 (35.35%) Investment Banking
7 53 (24.65%) C#
7 53 (24.65%) Unix
8 50 (23.26%) SQL
9 42 (19.53%) Multithreading
10 40 (18.60%) SDLC
11 39 (18.14%) TDD
12 36 (16.74%) Fixed Income
12 36 (16.74%) JavaScript
13 34 (15.81%) Sybase
14 33 (15.35%) HTML
14 33 (15.35%) Analytical Skills
15 32 (14.88%) Perl
16 31 (14.42%) MiFID
17 30 (13.95%) Software Engineering
17 30 (13.95%) Linux
17 30 (13.95%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
18 29 (13.49%) HTML5
19 27 (12.56%) OO
20 26 (12.09%) Shell Script
20 26 (12.09%) Migration
20 26 (12.09%) Economics
20 26 (12.09%) AngularJS

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 2 (0.93%) Apache Spark
2 1 (0.47%) Apache
2 1 (0.47%) Confluence
2 1 (0.47%) GemFire
2 1 (0.47%) IIS
2 1 (0.47%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (0.47%) Oracle Workflow
2 1 (0.47%) Tomcat
Applications
1 9 (4.19%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (1.86%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (0.93%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.47%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (2.33%) Sophis RISQUE
2 1 (0.47%) Actimize
2 1 (0.47%) Bloomberg AIM
2 1 (0.47%) IntelliMatch
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.79%) FIX Connectivity
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (11.63%) Relational Database
2 22 (10.23%) SQL Server
3 21 (9.77%) RDBMS
4 12 (5.58%) DB2
5 9 (4.19%) KDB
6 8 (3.72%) Big Data
7 6 (2.79%) Hazelcast
8 3 (1.40%) Apache Cassandra
8 3 (1.40%) NoSQL
8 3 (1.40%) SQL Server 2008
9 2 (0.93%) Apache Hive
9 2 (0.93%) Hadoop
9 2 (0.93%) HBase
9 2 (0.93%) Kdb+
9 2 (0.93%) Sybase ASE
10 1 (0.47%) MS Access
10 1 (0.47%) QlikView
10 1 (0.47%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 10 (4.65%) JUnit
2 7 (3.26%) JIRA
3 5 (2.33%) Jenkins
4 2 (0.93%) Subversion
4 2 (0.93%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (0.93%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.47%) CruiseControl
5 1 (0.47%) Hudson
5 1 (0.47%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (0.47%) Visual Studio
General
1 121 (56.28%) Front Office
2 102 (47.44%) Banking
3 91 (42.33%) Finance
4 76 (35.35%) Investment Banking
5 7 (3.26%) Back Office
6 5 (2.33%) Legal
7 3 (1.40%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.47%) Retail
8 1 (0.47%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.47%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 158 (73.49%) Developer
2 67 (31.16%) Java Developer
3 39 (18.14%) C# Developer
4 37 (17.21%) Front Office Developer
5 28 (13.02%) Analyst
6 27 (12.56%) Business Analyst
7 25 (11.63%) JavaScript Developer
8 24 (11.16%) Senior Developer
9 19 (8.84%) Senior Java Developer
10 17 (7.91%) C++ Developer
11 15 (6.98%) C# Software Developer
11 15 (6.98%) C++ Software Developer
11 15 (6.98%) C++/C# Developer
11 15 (6.98%) HTML Developer
11 15 (6.98%) Software Developer
12 12 (5.58%) .NET Developer
13 11 (5.12%) Agile Developer
13 11 (5.12%) Python Developer
14 10 (4.65%) Agile Java Developer
14 10 (4.65%) Derivatives Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (15.35%) HTML
2 29 (13.49%) HTML5
3 26 (12.09%) AngularJS
4 24 (11.16%) Spring
5 21 (9.77%) .NET
5 21 (9.77%) WPF
6 17 (7.91%) CSS
6 17 (7.91%) JMS
7 16 (7.44%) J2SE
8 11 (5.12%) React
9 9 (4.19%) FIX Protocol
9 9 (4.19%) REST
10 8 (3.72%) .NET Framework
10 8 (3.72%) WCF
11 6 (2.79%) Hibernate
11 6 (2.79%) Node.js
12 5 (2.33%) JSON
12 5 (2.33%) Web Services
12 5 (2.33%) WebSockets
12 5 (2.33%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 190 (88.37%) Derivative
2 91 (42.33%) Equities
3 36 (16.74%) Fixed Income
4 33 (15.35%) Analytical Skills
5 30 (13.95%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 22 (10.23%) Greenfield Project
7 12 (5.58%) Data Structures
8 9 (4.19%) Exotic Derivative
9 8 (3.72%) Algorithms
10 7 (3.26%) Computer Science
11 6 (2.79%) Virtual Team
12 5 (2.33%) Hedge funds
13 4 (1.86%) N-Tier
14 3 (1.40%) Data Centre
14 3 (1.40%) Fintech
14 3 (1.40%) Grid Computing
14 3 (1.40%) Interest Rate Derivative
14 3 (1.40%) Linux Command Line
14 3 (1.40%) Swaptions
15 2 (0.93%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 53 (24.65%) Unix
2 30 (13.95%) Linux
3 6 (2.79%) Windows
4 1 (0.47%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.47%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (39.53%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (19.53%) Multithreading
3 40 (18.60%) SDLC
4 39 (18.14%) TDD
5 30 (13.95%) Software Engineering
6 27 (12.56%) OO
7 26 (12.09%) Economics
7 26 (12.09%) Migration
8 24 (11.16%) Analytics
8 24 (11.16%) Continuous Integration
9 20 (9.30%) Performance Tuning
10 19 (8.84%) Scrum
11 18 (8.37%) Electronic Trading
12 16 (7.44%) Pair Programming
13 15 (6.98%) Workflow
14 14 (6.51%) Continuous Improvement
14 14 (6.51%) Event-Driven Architecture
14 14 (6.51%) Mathematics
14 14 (6.51%) OOD
14 14 (6.51%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 91 (42.33%) Java
2 53 (24.65%) C#
3 50 (23.26%) SQL
4 36 (16.74%) JavaScript
5 32 (14.88%) Perl
6 26 (12.09%) Shell Script
7 25 (11.63%) C++
7 25 (11.63%) Python
8 12 (5.58%) Scala
8 12 (5.58%) VBA
9 9 (4.19%) TypeScript
10 3 (1.40%) Kotlin
11 2 (0.93%) PL/SQL
11 2 (0.93%) PowerShell
11 2 (0.93%) VB
11 2 (0.93%) VBScript
12 1 (0.47%) C
12 1 (0.47%) Korn
12 1 (0.47%) PHP
12 1 (0.47%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (7.44%) Degree
2 5 (2.33%) Numerate Degree
3 3 (1.40%) CFA
3 3 (1.40%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (1.40%) MBA
4 1 (0.47%) PMI Certification
4 1 (0.47%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (14.42%) MiFID
2 4 (1.86%) QA
3 2 (0.93%) EMIR
4 1 (0.47%) Dodd-Frank
4 1 (0.47%) PMO
4 1 (0.47%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (0.93%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 3 (1.40%) Control-M
2 2 (0.93%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 34 (15.81%) Sybase
2 17 (7.91%) Fidessa
3 15 (6.98%) Oracle
4 11 (5.12%) Bloomberg
5 9 (4.19%) Sophis
5 9 (4.19%) TIBCO
6 7 (3.26%) Microsoft
7 5 (2.33%) NYFIX
7 5 (2.33%) Reuters
8 4 (1.86%) Misys
8 4 (1.86%) Murex
9 3 (1.40%) DevExpress
9 3 (1.40%) IBM
9 3 (1.40%) Infragistics
10 2 (0.93%) Hortonworks
11 1 (0.47%) BMC
11 1 (0.47%) Calypso
11 1 (0.47%) Charles River
11 1 (0.47%) Citrix
11 1 (0.47%) ION Trading