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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Foreign Exchange (FX) over the 3 months to 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Foreign Exchange (FX)
Rank 57 44 37
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -7
Contract jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) 167 227 273
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 3.25% 3.91% 4.77%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 8.58% 10.22% 12.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 154 188 238
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £500 £450
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £750 £675
UK excluding London average daily rate £440 £444 £425
% change year-on-year
-0.84% +4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 4
Average hourly rate - £22.50 £72.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -68.96%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £47.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
- +129.26%
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
1947 2221 2157
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 37.91% 38.29% 37.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 1507 1599 1662
Average daily rate £465 £500 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.10% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £650 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 43 49
Average hourly rate £17.87 £22.50 £21.13
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.60% +6.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £16.00 £13.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.50 £42.50 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.50%

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 27 February 2015.

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 27 February 2015, 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).

1 167 (49.26%) Front Office
2 139 (41.00%) Java
3 119 (35.10%) Banking
4 109 (32.15%) SQL
5 102 (30.09%) Low Latency
6 97 (28.61%) Multithreading
7 92 (27.14%) Finance
8 85 (25.07%) Derivative
9 76 (22.42%) C++
10 71 (20.94%) Investment Banking
11 69 (20.35%) UNIX
12 66 (19.47%) Agile Software Development
13 63 (18.58%) Linux
14 56 (16.52%) Fixed Income
15 55 (16.22%) E-Commerce
16 54 (15.93%) C#
17 48 (14.16%) Equities
18 36 (10.62%) Ultra-Low Latency
19 35 (10.32%) Electronic Trading
20 33 (9.73%) Windows
21 32 (9.44%) Risk Management
22 30 (8.85%) Oracle
23 29 (8.55%) Algorithmic Trading
24 26 (7.67%) Murex
25 24 (7.08%) TDD
26 23 (6.78%) .NET
26 23 (6.78%) XML
26 23 (6.78%) Analytical Skills
27 22 (6.49%) SQL Server
28 20 (5.90%) Swing

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

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 4 (1.18%) TIBCO EMS
2 3 (0.88%) Oracle Coherence
2 3 (0.88%) WebSphere
3 2 (0.59%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.29%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (0.29%) IIS
4 1 (0.29%) Apache Solr
4 1 (0.29%) Confluence
4 1 (0.29%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 8 (2.36%) MS Excel
2 5 (1.47%) MS Office
3 2 (0.59%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.29%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 7 (2.06%) ION MarketView
2 6 (1.77%) RMDS
3 2 (0.59%) SunGard Stream Clearvision
4 1 (0.29%) SAP FSCM
4 1 (0.29%) SunGard Stream Ubix
4 1 (0.29%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.29%) thinkFolio
4 1 (0.29%) Temenos T24
4 1 (0.29%) SAP FI-CA
4 1 (0.29%) Murex MxG2000
4 1 (0.29%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.29%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.29%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.29%) Global One
4 1 (0.29%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.29%) Tesseract
4 1 (0.29%) Minerva
4 1 (0.29%) Sentinel
4 1 (0.29%) HFM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.29%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (0.29%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 8 (2.36%) TCP/IP
2 4 (1.18%) Firewall
2 4 (1.18%) Multicast
3 2 (0.59%) DNS
3 2 (0.59%) LAN
3 2 (0.59%) WAN
4 1 (0.29%) FTP
4 1 (0.29%) HTTP
4 1 (0.29%) VoIP
4 1 (0.29%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.29%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (0.29%) NetScaler
4 1 (0.29%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (6.49%) SQL Server
2 10 (2.95%) Relational Database
3 7 (2.06%) Hadoop
4 6 (1.77%) Big Data
4 6 (1.77%) KDB
5 5 (1.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (1.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (1.47%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (0.59%) ObjectStore
6 2 (0.59%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.29%) MS Access
7 1 (0.29%) Data Mart
7 1 (0.29%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.29%) Redis
Development Applications
1 19 (5.60%) TeamCity
2 16 (4.72%) JUnit
3 15 (4.42%) Ant
4 14 (4.13%) CruiseControl
5 11 (3.24%) JIRA
6 5 (1.47%) Selenium
6 5 (1.47%) NUnit
6 5 (1.47%) Maven
7 4 (1.18%) QuickTest Pro
8 2 (0.59%) Visual Studio
8 2 (0.59%) Subversion
8 2 (0.59%) Git (software)
8 2 (0.59%) Zephyr
8 2 (0.59%) Gradle
9 1 (0.29%) Artifactory
9 1 (0.29%) Jenkins
9 1 (0.29%) Grunt
9 1 (0.29%) Bower
9 1 (0.29%) Android Studio
9 1 (0.29%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 167 (49.26%) Front Office
2 119 (35.10%) Banking
3 92 (27.14%) Finance
4 71 (20.94%) Investment Banking
5 17 (5.01%) Back Office
6 5 (1.47%) Financial Institution
7 4 (1.18%) Retail
8 3 (0.88%) Retail Banking
9 2 (0.59%) Legal
9 2 (0.59%) Advertising
10 1 (0.29%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 178 (52.51%) Developer
2 87 (25.66%) Java Developer
3 79 (23.30%) Analyst
4 39 (11.50%) Business Analyst
5 38 (11.21%) C++ Developer
6 25 (7.37%) Senior Developer
7 23 (6.78%) C# Developer
8 20 (5.90%) Applications Support
9 18 (5.31%) Architect
10 13 (3.83%) Support Analyst
10 13 (3.83%) IT Business Analyst
11 12 (3.54%) Test Analyst
11 12 (3.54%) Quantitative Developer
12 10 (2.95%) Senior C# Developer
12 10 (2.95%) Project Manager
13 9 (2.65%) Applications Support Analyst
14 7 (2.06%) Senior Analyst
15 6 (1.77%) Systems Analyst
15 6 (1.77%) Quantitative Analyst
15 6 (1.77%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (6.78%) .NET
1 23 (6.78%) XML
2 20 (5.90%) Swing
3 18 (5.31%) WPF
4 14 (4.13%) JDBC
5 13 (3.83%) FIX Protocol
6 11 (3.24%) HTML
7 9 (2.65%) Spring
8 8 (2.36%) Rendezvous
8 8 (2.36%) Middleware
8 8 (2.36%) FpML
8 8 (2.36%) Web Services
8 8 (2.36%) HTML5
9 7 (2.06%) Reactive Extensions
9 7 (2.06%) Hibernate
9 7 (2.06%) WCF
10 6 (1.77%) FIXML
10 6 (1.77%) XSLT
10 6 (1.77%) CSS
11 5 (1.47%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 85 (25.07%) Derivative
2 56 (16.52%) Fixed Income
3 48 (14.16%) Equities
4 23 (6.78%) Analytical Skills
5 12 (3.54%) Algorithms
5 12 (3.54%) TWAP
5 12 (3.54%) VWAP
5 12 (3.54%) Mathematics
6 11 (3.24%) Equity Derivative
7 9 (2.65%) Credit Derivative
7 9 (2.65%) Market Risk
8 6 (1.77%) Hedge funds
8 6 (1.77%) Interest Rate Derivative
9 5 (1.47%) Physics
10 4 (1.18%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
10 4 (1.18%) Credit Risk
10 4 (1.18%) Reference Data
10 4 (1.18%) Data Integration
11 3 (0.88%) Fat Client
11 3 (0.88%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 69 (20.35%) UNIX
2 63 (18.58%) Linux
3 33 (9.73%) Windows
4 2 (0.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.29%) Solaris
5 1 (0.29%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.29%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 102 (30.09%) Low Latency
2 97 (28.61%) Multithreading
3 66 (19.47%) Agile Software Development
4 55 (16.22%) E-Commerce
5 36 (10.62%) Ultra-Low Latency
6 35 (10.32%) Electronic Trading
7 32 (9.44%) Risk Management
8 29 (8.55%) Algorithmic Trading
9 24 (7.08%) TDD
10 19 (5.60%) Business Analysis
11 15 (4.42%) Scrum
12 14 (4.13%) Migration
12 14 (4.13%) Stakeholder Management
12 14 (4.13%) Project Management
12 14 (4.13%) Performance Tuning
13 12 (3.54%) Change Management
14 11 (3.24%) OO
15 10 (2.95%) GAP Analysis
15 10 (2.95%) BDD
16 9 (2.65%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 139 (41.00%) Java
2 109 (32.15%) SQL
3 76 (22.42%) C++
4 54 (15.93%) C#
5 17 (5.01%) Python
6 14 (4.13%) VBA
7 13 (3.83%) Perl
8 9 (2.65%) C
8 9 (2.65%) JavaScript
9 7 (2.06%) Shell Script
10 4 (1.18%) PL/SQL
11 3 (0.88%) T-SQL
11 3 (0.88%) VBScript
12 2 (0.59%) AWK
12 2 (0.59%) Korn
12 2 (0.59%) Lua
12 2 (0.59%) Scala
12 2 (0.59%) C-shell
12 2 (0.59%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.29%) Cython
Qualifications
1 11 (3.24%) Degree
2 3 (0.88%) ISEB
3 2 (0.59%) PhD
3 2 (0.59%) ISTQB
3 2 (0.59%) VCP4
3 2 (0.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (0.29%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (0.29%) ACCA
4 1 (0.29%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.65%) QA
2 3 (0.88%) ISO 9001
2 3 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.59%) EMIR
4 1 (0.29%) Dodd-Frank
4 1 (0.29%) SLA
4 1 (0.29%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (0.29%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 11 (3.24%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (1.18%) ITRS Geneos
3 1 (0.29%) Salt
3 1 (0.29%) Puppet
3 1 (0.29%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.29%) Tivoli
3 1 (0.29%) BMC PATROL
3 1 (0.29%) Nagios
Vendors
1 30 (8.85%) Oracle
2 26 (7.67%) Murex
3 13 (3.83%) TIBCO
4 12 (3.54%) Sybase
5 10 (2.95%) 29West
6 8 (2.36%) ION Trading
6 8 (2.36%) Microsoft
7 7 (2.06%) HP
8 6 (1.77%) Bloomberg
9 3 (0.88%) Reuters
9 3 (0.88%) Business Objects
10 2 (0.59%) SAP
10 2 (0.59%) Sun
10 2 (0.59%) Calypso
10 2 (0.59%) Red Hat
10 2 (0.59%) Splunk
11 1 (0.29%) SaltStack
11 1 (0.29%) DataSynapse
11 1 (0.29%) Fortinet
11 1 (0.29%) CheckPoint
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