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 31 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Foreign Exchange (FX)
Rank 56 34 30
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -4
Contract jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) 187 359 380
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 3.24% 5.07% 4.88%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 10.67% 15.64% 15.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 164 289 305
Average daily rate
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£650 £550 £575
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.18% -4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £425 £444
10% offered a daily rate of more than £749 £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 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £49.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
- +96.00%
Miscellaneous Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
1753 2296 2463
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 30.40% 32.42% 31.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 1265 1660 1882
Average daily rate £475 £500 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £300 £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 39 64 49
Average hourly rate £18.75 £21.40 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.38% +7.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £14.50 £12.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.35 £48.00 £34.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £21.00 £25.73
% change year-on-year
- -18.38%
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 31 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 31 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).

1 185 (43.84%) Front Office
2 166 (39.34%) Banking
3 161 (38.15%) Java
4 140 (33.18%) Finance
5 120 (28.44%) Derivative
6 116 (27.49%) SQL
7 102 (24.17%) Investment Banking
8 87 (20.62%) Multithreading
9 84 (19.91%) C#
10 81 (19.19%) C++
11 75 (17.77%) Fixed Income
11 75 (17.77%) Low Latency
12 74 (17.54%) Linux
13 59 (13.98%) Risk Management
14 55 (13.03%) E-Commerce
14 55 (13.03%) Oracle
15 52 (12.32%) UNIX
16 49 (11.61%) Perl
17 44 (10.43%) Equities
17 44 (10.43%) Degree
18 42 (9.95%) Python
19 40 (9.48%) Windows
19 40 (9.48%) HTML
20 39 (9.24%) .NET
21 37 (8.77%) JavaScript
22 36 (8.53%) Agile Software Development
23 35 (8.29%) Algorithmic Trading
24 31 (7.35%) Computer Science
25 30 (7.11%) Software Engineering
25 30 (7.11%) Analytics

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

For the 6 months to 31 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 21 (4.98%) Oracle Coherence
2 9 (2.13%) WebSphere
3 6 (1.42%) TIBCO EMS
4 5 (1.18%) WebLogic
4 5 (1.18%) Confluence
5 4 (0.95%) Apache
5 4 (0.95%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.47%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 2 (0.47%) IIS
7 1 (0.24%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 6 (1.42%) Spreadsheet
2 5 (1.18%) MS Office
3 3 (0.71%) MS Excel
4 1 (0.24%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.24%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.24%) OmniGraffle
4 1 (0.24%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 13 (3.08%) RMDS
2 7 (1.66%) Murex MxG2000
3 5 (1.18%) Markit EDM
4 4 (0.95%) Summit
5 2 (0.47%) Salerio
5 2 (0.47%) Advent Geneva
5 2 (0.47%) Bloomberg TOMS
6 1 (0.24%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.24%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 13 (3.08%) TCP/IP
2 8 (1.90%) Multicast
3 6 (1.42%) HTTP
4 4 (0.95%) NetScaler
5 3 (0.71%) NAS
5 3 (0.71%) FCoE
5 3 (0.71%) Fibre Channel
5 3 (0.71%) LAN
5 3 (0.71%) WAN
5 3 (0.71%) SAN
5 3 (0.71%) Firewall
6 2 (0.47%) DNS
7 1 (0.24%) iSCSI
7 1 (0.24%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (6.64%) SQL Server
2 19 (4.50%) Relational Database
3 11 (2.61%) KDB
4 7 (1.66%) Big Data
5 5 (1.18%) Data Mart
6 4 (0.95%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (0.71%) Hadoop
7 3 (0.71%) RDBMS
7 3 (0.71%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (0.71%) Hazelcast
7 3 (0.71%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (0.47%) Data Mining
8 2 (0.47%) HBase
8 2 (0.47%) Oracle Database
8 2 (0.47%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.24%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.24%) Spotfire
9 1 (0.24%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.24%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 15 (3.55%) TeamCity
2 11 (2.61%) NUnit
2 11 (2.61%) Maven
3 9 (2.13%) Selenium
3 9 (2.13%) WebDriver
3 9 (2.13%) Grunt
3 9 (2.13%) Bower
4 8 (1.90%) JIRA
4 8 (1.90%) Ant
5 6 (1.42%) QuickTest Pro
5 6 (1.42%) FitNesse
5 6 (1.42%) Git (software)
5 6 (1.42%) MSBuild
6 5 (1.18%) JBehave
6 5 (1.18%) LoadRunner
6 5 (1.18%) JUnit
7 4 (0.95%) Cucumber
8 3 (0.71%) Jenkins
8 3 (0.71%) Visual Studio
8 3 (0.71%) CruiseControl
General
1 185 (43.84%) Front Office
2 166 (39.34%) Banking
3 140 (33.18%) Finance
4 102 (24.17%) Investment Banking
5 22 (5.21%) Back Office
6 9 (2.13%) Financial Institution
7 7 (1.66%) Retail
7 7 (1.66%) Legal
8 4 (0.95%) Advertising
9 3 (0.71%) Games
10 2 (0.47%) Marketing
11 1 (0.24%) French Language
11 1 (0.24%) German Language
11 1 (0.24%) Italian Language
11 1 (0.24%) Spanish Language
11 1 (0.24%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.24%) Corporate Banking
11 1 (0.24%) Military
11 1 (0.24%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 216 (51.18%) Developer
2 80 (18.96%) Analyst
3 69 (16.35%) Java Developer
4 50 (11.85%) C++ Developer
4 50 (11.85%) Business Analyst
5 31 (7.35%) Senior Developer
6 29 (6.87%) C# Developer
7 26 (6.16%) Project Manager
8 25 (5.92%) Web Developer
9 20 (4.74%) Quantitative Developer
10 18 (4.27%) C++ Quantitative Developer
11 13 (3.08%) Development Manager
12 12 (2.84%) Murex Developer
13 11 (2.61%) Front-End Developer
14 10 (2.37%) Front-End Web Developer
14 10 (2.37%) Senior Java Developer
15 9 (2.13%) Test Manager
16 8 (1.90%) Architect
16 8 (1.90%) Support Analyst
16 8 (1.90%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (9.48%) HTML
2 39 (9.24%) .NET
3 28 (6.64%) CSS
4 26 (6.16%) HTML5
5 22 (5.21%) WPF
6 21 (4.98%) WCF
7 18 (4.27%) STL
7 18 (4.27%) Boost C++ Libraries
8 17 (4.03%) XML
8 17 (4.03%) JMS
9 15 (3.55%) FIX Protocol
10 14 (3.32%) Middleware
11 12 (2.84%) Spring
12 11 (2.61%) ASP.NET
13 10 (2.37%) LINQ
13 10 (2.37%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 10 (2.37%) LESS
13 10 (2.37%) AngularJS
14 9 (2.13%) Swing
14 9 (2.13%) Apache Flex
Miscellaneous
1 120 (28.44%) Derivative
2 75 (17.77%) Fixed Income
3 44 (10.43%) Equities
4 31 (7.35%) Computer Science
5 17 (4.03%) Credit Risk
6 16 (3.79%) TWAP
6 16 (3.79%) VWAP
7 15 (3.55%) Equity Derivative
8 9 (2.13%) Mathematics
8 9 (2.13%) Grid Computing
9 8 (1.90%) Market Risk
9 8 (1.90%) Reference Data
10 5 (1.18%) Interest Rate Derivative
11 4 (0.95%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
12 3 (0.71%) Credit Derivative
12 3 (0.71%) N-Tier
12 3 (0.71%) Physics
12 3 (0.71%) Visualisation
12 3 (0.71%) RIA
12 3 (0.71%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 74 (17.54%) Linux
2 52 (12.32%) UNIX
3 40 (9.48%) Windows
4 14 (3.32%) Solaris
5 4 (0.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (0.71%) Windows XP
7 2 (0.47%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.24%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.24%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.24%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (20.62%) Multithreading
2 75 (17.77%) Low Latency
3 59 (13.98%) Risk Management
4 55 (13.03%) E-Commerce
5 36 (8.53%) Agile Software Development
6 35 (8.29%) Algorithmic Trading
7 30 (7.11%) Software Engineering
7 30 (7.11%) Analytics
8 25 (5.92%) OO
9 24 (5.69%) Electronic Trading
10 23 (5.45%) Business Analysis
11 22 (5.21%) Validation
11 22 (5.21%) Performance Tuning
12 17 (4.03%) Project Management
13 15 (3.55%) TDD
14 14 (3.32%) User Acceptance Testing
14 14 (3.32%) Scrum
15 13 (3.08%) Stakeholder Management
15 13 (3.08%) MVVM
16 11 (2.61%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 161 (38.15%) Java
2 116 (27.49%) SQL
3 84 (19.91%) C#
4 81 (19.19%) C++
5 49 (11.61%) Perl
6 42 (9.95%) Python
7 37 (8.77%) JavaScript
8 16 (3.79%) Shell Script
9 6 (1.42%) C
10 5 (1.18%) VBA
11 4 (0.95%) Scala
11 4 (0.95%) PL/SQL
12 3 (0.71%) AWK
12 3 (0.71%) C-shell
13 2 (0.47%) Bash Shell
13 2 (0.47%) VB.NET
14 1 (0.24%) Ada
14 1 (0.24%) Korn
14 1 (0.24%) XPath
14 1 (0.24%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 44 (10.43%) Degree
2 8 (1.90%) PhD
3 3 (0.71%) ISTQB
4 2 (0.47%) ISEB
4 2 (0.47%) PMP
4 2 (0.47%) PMI Certification
4 2 (0.47%) ACCA
4 2 (0.47%) CIMA
5 1 (0.24%) MBA
5 1 (0.24%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (0.24%) HNC
5 1 (0.24%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (3.79%) QA
2 14 (3.32%) EMIR
3 12 (2.84%) Dodd-Frank
4 4 (0.95%) MiFID
5 3 (0.71%) Basel III
6 2 (0.47%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.47%) SLA
6 2 (0.47%) Basel II
6 2 (0.47%) COREP
7 1 (0.24%) FINREP
7 1 (0.24%) CRD IV
7 1 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.24%) ISO 9000
7 1 (0.24%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.24%) FATCA
System Software
1 7 (1.66%) Oracle RAC
2 3 (0.71%) NFS
2 3 (0.71%) SRDF
3 1 (0.24%) KVM
3 1 (0.24%) Xen
3 1 (0.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.24%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 6 (1.42%) ITRS Geneos
2 5 (1.18%) Nagios
3 4 (0.95%) Tivoli
3 4 (0.95%) BMC PATROL
3 4 (0.95%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.24%) Puppet
4 1 (0.24%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.24%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 55 (13.03%) Oracle
2 30 (7.11%) 29West
3 25 (5.92%) Sybase
4 21 (4.98%) TIBCO
5 19 (4.50%) Murex
6 11 (2.61%) Adobe
7 7 (1.66%) Bloomberg
8 6 (1.42%) DataSynapse
9 5 (1.18%) Microsoft
9 5 (1.18%) Calypso
10 4 (0.95%) SAP
10 4 (0.95%) Reuters
10 4 (0.95%) Red Hat
11 3 (0.71%) NetApp
11 3 (0.71%) Charles River
11 3 (0.71%) Cisco
11 3 (0.71%) IBM
11 3 (0.71%) EMC
11 3 (0.71%) Intel
11 3 (0.71%) Fiserv
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