The first 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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Foreign Exchange (FX) over the 3 months to 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category for the City of London region.

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.

Location
3 months to
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Foreign Exchange (FX)
Rank 53 33 34
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +1
Contract jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) 190 365 362
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 3.32% 5.13% 4.64%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 10.72% 15.61% 14.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 165 300 302
Average daily rate
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£625 £550 £575
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% -4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £491 £425 £438
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £675 £700
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £450 £413
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 4
Average hourly rate - £39.51 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +97.52%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £13.00 -
Miscellaneous Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
1773 2338 2491
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 30.96% 32.88% 31.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 1285 1711 1909
Average daily rate £475 £500 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £313 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 60 49
Average hourly rate £20.19 £22.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.27% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £15.10 £12.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £51.60 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £21.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
- -16.00%
Foreign Exchange (FX)
London

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

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 22 July 2014.

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)
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing Foreign Exchange (FX) also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Foreign Exchange (FX).

1 189 (44.16%) Front Office
2 169 (39.49%) Banking
3 163 (38.08%) Java
4 150 (35.05%) Finance
5 128 (29.91%) Derivative
6 118 (27.57%) SQL
7 109 (25.47%) Investment Banking
8 89 (20.79%) Multithreading
9 87 (20.33%) C#
10 82 (19.16%) C++
11 78 (18.22%) Fixed Income
12 76 (17.76%) Low Latency
13 72 (16.82%) Linux
14 62 (14.49%) Oracle
15 55 (12.85%) Risk Management
16 54 (12.62%) UNIX
16 54 (12.62%) E-Commerce
17 51 (11.92%) Perl
18 46 (10.75%) Degree
19 44 (10.28%) Equities
20 43 (10.05%) Python
21 42 (9.81%) HTML
22 41 (9.58%) .NET
22 41 (9.58%) Windows
23 37 (8.64%) JavaScript
24 34 (7.94%) Agile Software Development
24 34 (7.94%) Computer Science
25 32 (7.48%) Software Engineering
26 31 (7.24%) Algorithmic Trading
26 31 (7.24%) 29West

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

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing Foreign Exchange (FX) also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Foreign Exchange (FX). Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 22 (5.14%) Oracle Coherence
2 9 (2.10%) TIBCO EMS
3 8 (1.87%) WebSphere
4 5 (1.17%) Confluence
5 4 (0.93%) WebLogic
5 4 (0.93%) Apache
5 4 (0.93%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.47%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 2 (0.47%) IIS
7 1 (0.23%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (0.23%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
7 1 (0.23%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 6 (1.40%) Spreadsheet
2 5 (1.17%) MS Office
3 3 (0.70%) MS Excel
4 2 (0.47%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.23%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.23%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.23%) OmniGraffle
5 1 (0.23%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 13 (3.04%) RMDS
2 6 (1.40%) Murex MxG2000
3 5 (1.17%) Summit
3 5 (1.17%) Markit EDM
4 2 (0.47%) Salerio
4 2 (0.47%) Advent Geneva
4 2 (0.47%) Bloomberg TOMS
5 1 (0.23%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.23%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 11 (2.57%) TCP/IP
2 8 (1.87%) Multicast
3 6 (1.40%) HTTP
4 4 (0.93%) NetScaler
5 3 (0.70%) NAS
5 3 (0.70%) FCoE
5 3 (0.70%) Fibre Channel
5 3 (0.70%) LAN
5 3 (0.70%) WAN
5 3 (0.70%) SAN
5 3 (0.70%) Firewall
6 2 (0.47%) DNS
7 1 (0.23%) SSL
7 1 (0.23%) iSCSI
7 1 (0.23%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (6.78%) SQL Server
2 18 (4.21%) Relational Database
3 11 (2.57%) KDB
4 6 (1.40%) Big Data
5 5 (1.17%) Data Mart
6 4 (0.93%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (0.70%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (0.70%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (0.70%) Hazelcast
7 3 (0.70%) Oracle Database
8 2 (0.47%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (0.47%) HBase
8 2 (0.47%) Data Mining
8 2 (0.47%) Hadoop
8 2 (0.47%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.23%) Oracle Database 10g
9 1 (0.23%) SAP BW
9 1 (0.23%) SAP BI
9 1 (0.23%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 12 (2.80%) NUnit
1 12 (2.80%) TeamCity
2 9 (2.10%) Maven
2 9 (2.10%) Ant
2 9 (2.10%) Selenium
2 9 (2.10%) WebDriver
2 9 (2.10%) Grunt
2 9 (2.10%) Bower
3 8 (1.87%) JIRA
4 7 (1.64%) MSBuild
5 6 (1.40%) FitNesse
5 6 (1.40%) Git (software)
5 6 (1.40%) QuickTest Pro
6 5 (1.17%) LoadRunner
6 5 (1.17%) JBehave
7 4 (0.93%) Cucumber
8 3 (0.70%) Subversion
8 3 (0.70%) Jenkins
8 3 (0.70%) JUnit
8 3 (0.70%) Visual Studio
General
1 189 (44.16%) Front Office
2 169 (39.49%) Banking
3 150 (35.05%) Finance
4 109 (25.47%) Investment Banking
5 20 (4.67%) Back Office
6 11 (2.57%) Financial Institution
7 7 (1.64%) Legal
8 5 (1.17%) Retail
9 4 (0.93%) Advertising
10 3 (0.70%) Games
11 2 (0.47%) Marketing
11 2 (0.47%) French Language
12 1 (0.23%) German Language
12 1 (0.23%) Italian Language
12 1 (0.23%) Spanish Language
12 1 (0.23%) Wholesale Banking
12 1 (0.23%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.23%) Military
12 1 (0.23%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 224 (52.34%) Developer
2 83 (19.39%) Analyst
3 75 (17.52%) Java Developer
4 53 (12.38%) Business Analyst
5 52 (12.15%) C++ Developer
6 33 (7.71%) Senior Developer
7 28 (6.54%) C# Developer
8 26 (6.07%) Web Developer
9 25 (5.84%) Project Manager
10 20 (4.67%) Quantitative Developer
11 18 (4.21%) C++ Quantitative Developer
12 13 (3.04%) Senior Java Developer
12 13 (3.04%) Development Manager
13 12 (2.80%) Murex Developer
14 11 (2.57%) Front-End Developer
15 10 (2.34%) Front-End Web Developer
15 10 (2.34%) Senior Analyst
16 9 (2.10%) Test Manager
17 7 (1.64%) Consultant
17 7 (1.64%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (9.81%) HTML
2 41 (9.58%) .NET
3 30 (7.01%) CSS
4 27 (6.31%) HTML5
5 23 (5.37%) WPF
6 22 (5.14%) WCF
7 21 (4.91%) Boost C++ Libraries
7 21 (4.91%) STL
8 19 (4.44%) JMS
9 17 (3.97%) XML
10 15 (3.50%) Spring
10 15 (3.50%) FIX Protocol
11 14 (3.27%) Middleware
12 12 (2.80%) ASP.NET
13 11 (2.57%) AngularJS
14 10 (2.34%) LESS
14 10 (2.34%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 10 (2.34%) LINQ
15 9 (2.10%) KnockoutJS
15 9 (2.10%) Swing
Miscellaneous
1 128 (29.91%) Derivative
2 78 (18.22%) Fixed Income
3 44 (10.28%) Equities
4 34 (7.94%) Computer Science
5 20 (4.67%) Credit Risk
6 17 (3.97%) Equity Derivative
7 14 (3.27%) TWAP
7 14 (3.27%) VWAP
8 12 (2.80%) Mathematics
9 9 (2.10%) Grid Computing
9 9 (2.10%) Market Risk
10 8 (1.87%) Reference Data
11 6 (1.40%) Interest Rate Derivative
12 4 (0.93%) Physics
12 4 (0.93%) Credit Derivative
12 4 (0.93%) Hedge funds
13 3 (0.70%) SWIFT
13 3 (0.70%) RIA
13 3 (0.70%) Visualisation
13 3 (0.70%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 72 (16.82%) Linux
2 54 (12.62%) UNIX
3 41 (9.58%) Windows
4 14 (3.27%) Solaris
5 4 (0.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (0.70%) Windows XP
7 2 (0.47%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.23%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.23%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.23%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (20.79%) Multithreading
2 76 (17.76%) Low Latency
3 55 (12.85%) Risk Management
4 54 (12.62%) E-Commerce
5 34 (7.94%) Agile Software Development
6 32 (7.48%) Software Engineering
7 31 (7.24%) Algorithmic Trading
8 30 (7.01%) Analytics
9 29 (6.78%) OO
10 25 (5.84%) Electronic Trading
11 24 (5.61%) Business Analysis
12 23 (5.37%) Validation
13 21 (4.91%) Performance Tuning
14 18 (4.21%) Project Management
15 17 (3.97%) TDD
16 15 (3.50%) Stakeholder Management
17 14 (3.27%) Scrum
17 14 (3.27%) MVVM
18 13 (3.04%) User Acceptance Testing
19 11 (2.57%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 163 (38.08%) Java
2 118 (27.57%) SQL
3 87 (20.33%) C#
4 82 (19.16%) C++
5 51 (11.92%) Perl
6 43 (10.05%) Python
7 37 (8.64%) JavaScript
8 16 (3.74%) Shell Script
9 7 (1.64%) C
10 5 (1.17%) VBA
11 4 (0.93%) Scala
11 4 (0.93%) PL/SQL
12 3 (0.70%) AWK
12 3 (0.70%) C-shell
13 2 (0.47%) Bash Shell
13 2 (0.47%) VB.NET
14 1 (0.23%) Ada
14 1 (0.23%) Korn
14 1 (0.23%) XPath
14 1 (0.23%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 46 (10.75%) Degree
2 8 (1.87%) PhD
3 2 (0.47%) PMP
3 2 (0.47%) PMI Certification
3 2 (0.47%) ACCA
3 2 (0.47%) CIMA
3 2 (0.47%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.23%) MBA
4 1 (0.23%) ISEB
4 1 (0.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (0.23%) HNC
4 1 (0.23%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (3.74%) QA
2 13 (3.04%) EMIR
3 12 (2.80%) Dodd-Frank
4 5 (1.17%) MiFID
5 3 (0.70%) Basel III
6 2 (0.47%) SLA
6 2 (0.47%) Basel II
6 2 (0.47%) COREP
7 1 (0.23%) FINREP
7 1 (0.23%) CRD IV
7 1 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.23%) ISO 9000
7 1 (0.23%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.23%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.23%) FATCA
System Software
1 7 (1.64%) Oracle RAC
2 3 (0.70%) NFS
2 3 (0.70%) SRDF
3 1 (0.23%) KVM
3 1 (0.23%) Xen
3 1 (0.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.23%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 7 (1.64%) ITRS Geneos
2 5 (1.17%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (1.17%) Nagios
3 4 (0.93%) Tivoli
3 4 (0.93%) BMC PATROL
4 1 (0.23%) ServiceCenter
4 1 (0.23%) Puppet
4 1 (0.23%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 62 (14.49%) Oracle
2 31 (7.24%) 29West
3 29 (6.78%) Sybase
4 25 (5.84%) TIBCO
5 18 (4.21%) Murex
6 10 (2.34%) Adobe
7 6 (1.40%) Microsoft
7 6 (1.40%) Bloomberg
7 6 (1.40%) DataSynapse
8 5 (1.17%) Calypso
9 4 (0.93%) SAP
9 4 (0.93%) Red Hat
10 3 (0.70%) NetApp
10 3 (0.70%) Reuters
10 3 (0.70%) Charles River
10 3 (0.70%) Cisco
10 3 (0.70%) IBM
10 3 (0.70%) EMC
10 3 (0.70%) Intel
10 3 (0.70%) Fiserv
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