The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Foreign Exchange (FX) in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Foreign Exchange (FX) over the 3 months to 25 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
25 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Foreign Exchange (FX)
Rank 83 74 56
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -18
Contract jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) 84 143 204
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 2.53% 2.46% 3.41%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 6.44% 6.51% 8.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 126 185
Median daily rate £600 £600 £625
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £486
10% offered a daily rate of more than £750 £725 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £425 £375
% change year-on-year
-11.76% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £65.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
Foreign Exchange (FX)
London

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Miscellaneous Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
1305 2198 2275
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 39.28% 37.76% 37.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 1076 1736 1697
Median daily rate £475 £475 £475
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 41 28
Median hourly rate £17.50 £21.75 £20.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.54% +4.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £14.70 £13.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £52.20 £34.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £18.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+21.62% -11.90%

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the City of London region citing Foreign Exchange (FX) as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

Foreign Exchange (FX) Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) across the City of London region.

Foreign Exchange (FX) Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) across the City of London region over the 3 months to 25 June 2016.

Foreign Exchange (FX) Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) across the City of London region.

Foreign Exchange (FX) Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Hourly Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) across the City of London region over the 3 months to 25 June 2016.

Foreign Exchange (FX) Hourly Rate Histogram in the City of London

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 25 June 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region with a requirement for Foreign Exchange (FX).

1 119 (47.79%) Front Office
2 109 (43.78%) Java
3 98 (39.36%) Finance
4 91 (36.55%) Banking
5 75 (30.12%) Derivative
6 64 (25.70%) SQL
7 60 (24.10%) Linux
8 56 (22.49%) Multithreading
9 55 (22.09%) C#
10 54 (21.69%) Investment Banking
11 48 (19.28%) Fixed Income
12 46 (18.47%) C++
12 46 (18.47%) Unix
13 45 (18.07%) Agile Software Development
14 44 (17.67%) TDD
14 44 (17.67%) Equities
15 40 (16.06%) Low Latency
16 38 (15.26%) Oracle
17 29 (11.65%) Electronic Trading
18 27 (10.84%) Analytical Skills
19 26 (10.44%) Murex
20 24 (9.64%) Spring
21 23 (9.24%) OO
21 23 (9.24%) HTML
21 23 (9.24%) Degree
22 22 (8.84%) DataSynapse
22 22 (8.84%) FIX Protocol
22 22 (8.84%) Unit Testing
23 20 (8.03%) Maven
24 19 (7.63%) JavaScript

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London 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 18 (7.23%) Oracle Coherence
2 5 (2.01%) Mule
2 5 (2.01%) Tomcat
2 5 (2.01%) WebLogic
3 4 (1.61%) WebSphere
4 3 (1.20%) Apache Spark
4 3 (1.20%) Confluence
5 2 (0.80%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.40%) Apache
6 1 (0.40%) CICS
6 1 (0.40%) MQSeries
Applications
1 4 (1.61%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.80%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.40%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (1.61%) Markit EDM
2 3 (1.20%) MetaTrader
2 3 (1.20%) Summit
3 2 (0.80%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.80%) Oracle ERP
3 2 (0.80%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.40%) Eikon
4 1 (0.40%) Front Arena
4 1 (0.40%) Loan IQ
4 1 (0.40%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.40%) SimCorp Dimension
4 1 (0.40%) SunGard Martini
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.40%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.01%) TCP/IP
2 3 (1.20%) SAN
3 2 (0.80%) Firewall
4 1 (0.40%) DHCP
4 1 (0.40%) DNS
4 1 (0.40%) LAN
4 1 (0.40%) NAS
4 1 (0.40%) NGN
4 1 (0.40%) SNA
4 1 (0.40%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (6.83%) SQL Server
2 7 (2.81%) KDB
3 6 (2.41%) Data Mart
4 4 (1.61%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (1.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (1.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (1.20%) Big Data
5 3 (1.20%) Hadoop
5 3 (1.20%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (0.80%) Apache Cassandra
6 2 (0.80%) Oracle Database
6 2 (0.80%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.80%) Tick Data
7 1 (0.40%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.40%) InfluxDB
7 1 (0.40%) MS Access
7 1 (0.40%) MySQL
7 1 (0.40%) QlikView
7 1 (0.40%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 20 (8.03%) Maven
2 19 (7.63%) JIRA
3 10 (4.02%) Selenium
4 8 (3.21%) Jenkins
5 5 (2.01%) Cucumber
5 5 (2.01%) EasyMock
5 5 (2.01%) JUnit
5 5 (2.01%) Mockito
6 4 (1.61%) ClearCase
6 4 (1.61%) ClearQuest
6 4 (1.61%) Subversion
7 3 (1.20%) Artifactory
7 3 (1.20%) Gradle
7 3 (1.20%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.40%) Emacs
8 1 (0.40%) Grunt
8 1 (0.40%) gulp
8 1 (0.40%) Moq
8 1 (0.40%) SoapUI
8 1 (0.40%) WebDriver
General
1 119 (47.79%) Front Office
2 98 (39.36%) Finance
3 91 (36.55%) Banking
4 54 (21.69%) Investment Banking
5 18 (7.23%) Back Office
6 6 (2.41%) Retail
7 5 (2.01%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.80%) Billing
8 2 (0.80%) Legal
8 2 (0.80%) Marketing
9 1 (0.40%) Advertising
9 1 (0.40%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.40%) Games
9 1 (0.40%) General Ledger
9 1 (0.40%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.40%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 147 (59.04%) Developer
2 57 (22.89%) Java Developer
3 51 (20.48%) Analyst
4 37 (14.86%) Senior Developer
5 28 (11.24%) Business Analyst
6 27 (10.84%) C++ Developer
7 20 (8.03%) C# Developer
8 15 (6.02%) Project Manager
8 15 (6.02%) Senior Java Developer
9 14 (5.62%) Front Office Developer
10 12 (4.82%) Agile Developer
10 12 (4.82%) Agile Java Developer
11 10 (4.02%) Applications Support
11 10 (4.02%) Senior Analyst
12 9 (3.61%) C# WPF Developer
12 9 (3.61%) FX Business Analyst
12 9 (3.61%) Support Analyst
12 9 (3.61%) Test Analyst
12 9 (3.61%) WPF Developer
13 8 (3.21%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (9.64%) Spring
2 23 (9.24%) HTML
3 22 (8.84%) FIX Protocol
4 18 (7.23%) JMS
5 17 (6.83%) .NET
6 16 (6.43%) WPF
6 16 (6.43%) XML
7 15 (6.02%) CSS
8 14 (5.62%) HTML5
9 11 (4.42%) AngularJS
10 10 (4.02%) Middleware
11 9 (3.61%) Reactive Extensions
12 7 (2.81%) WCF
13 6 (2.41%) Apache Camel
13 6 (2.41%) FpML
13 6 (2.41%) Java EE
13 6 (2.41%) SOAP
14 5 (2.01%) J2EE
14 5 (2.01%) JAXB
14 5 (2.01%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 75 (30.12%) Derivative
2 48 (19.28%) Fixed Income
3 44 (17.67%) Equities
4 27 (10.84%) Analytical Skills
5 17 (6.83%) Algorithms
5 17 (6.83%) Grid Computing
6 13 (5.22%) Data Structures
7 9 (3.61%) Market Risk
8 8 (3.21%) Equity Derivative
9 4 (1.61%) Computer Science
9 4 (1.61%) Data Centre
9 4 (1.61%) Data Extraction
9 4 (1.61%) Enterprise Software
9 4 (1.61%) Mathematics
9 4 (1.61%) SWIFT
10 2 (0.80%) Credit Derivative
10 2 (0.80%) Hedge funds
10 2 (0.80%) OTC Derivatives
10 2 (0.80%) Statistics
11 1 (0.40%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 60 (24.10%) Linux
2 46 (18.47%) Unix
3 18 (7.23%) Windows
4 3 (1.20%) Solaris
4 3 (1.20%) Windows Server
5 2 (0.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.40%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.40%) Windows 8
6 1 (0.40%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.40%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (22.49%) Multithreading
2 45 (18.07%) Agile Software Development
3 44 (17.67%) TDD
4 40 (16.06%) Low Latency
5 29 (11.65%) Electronic Trading
6 23 (9.24%) OO
7 22 (8.84%) Unit Testing
8 19 (7.63%) Algorithmic Trading
9 18 (7.23%) BDD
10 17 (6.83%) Business Analysis
11 16 (6.43%) Market Making
11 16 (6.43%) Pair Programming
12 14 (5.62%) Risk Management
13 13 (5.22%) Analytics
13 13 (5.22%) FX Algorithmic Trading
13 13 (5.22%) Migration
14 12 (4.82%) E-Commerce
14 12 (4.82%) MVVM
15 10 (4.02%) Stakeholder Management
16 9 (3.61%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 109 (43.78%) Java
2 64 (25.70%) SQL
3 55 (22.09%) C#
4 46 (18.47%) C++
5 19 (7.63%) JavaScript
6 16 (6.43%) Python
7 13 (5.22%) Perl
8 12 (4.82%) Shell Script
9 9 (3.61%) T-SQL
9 9 (3.61%) TypeScript
10 7 (2.81%) Bash Shell
11 6 (2.41%) PL/SQL
12 3 (1.20%) Haskell
12 3 (1.20%) Scala
13 1 (0.40%) MATLAB
13 1 (0.40%) VB
13 1 (0.40%) VBA
13 1 (0.40%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 23 (9.24%) Degree
2 15 (6.02%) PhD
3 2 (0.80%) ISEB
3 2 (0.80%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.40%) CFA
4 1 (0.40%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (0.40%) PMI Certification
4 1 (0.40%) PMP
4 1 (0.40%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (0.40%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.61%) QA
2 5 (2.01%) MiFID
3 4 (1.61%) Dodd-Frank
4 3 (1.20%) EMIR
5 1 (0.40%) Basel III
5 1 (0.40%) COREP
5 1 (0.40%) CRD IV
5 1 (0.40%) SDET
System Software
1 2 (0.80%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.40%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.40%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.40%) vCloud
2 1 (0.40%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 3 (1.20%) Ansible
1 3 (1.20%) Puppet
2 2 (0.80%) Control-M
2 2 (0.80%) ITRS Geneos
2 2 (0.80%) Nagios
3 1 (0.40%) BMC PATROL
3 1 (0.40%) Grafana
3 1 (0.40%) Graphite
3 1 (0.40%) HP Data Protector
3 1 (0.40%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.40%) HP SIM
3 1 (0.40%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 38 (15.26%) Oracle
2 26 (10.44%) Murex
3 22 (8.84%) DataSynapse
4 14 (5.62%) Sybase
5 9 (3.61%) Microsoft
6 7 (2.81%) Calypso
6 7 (2.81%) Reuters
7 6 (2.41%) TIBCO
8 5 (2.01%) Bloomberg
8 5 (2.01%) DevExpress
9 3 (1.20%) Atlassian
9 3 (1.20%) VMware
10 2 (0.80%) Citrix
10 2 (0.80%) Fidessa
10 2 (0.80%) FXall
10 2 (0.80%) HP
10 2 (0.80%) Hyperion
10 2 (0.80%) Red Hat
10 2 (0.80%) SunGard
11 1 (0.40%) Informatica
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