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 5 May 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
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Foreign Exchange (FX)
Rank 47 84 47
Rank change year-on-year
+37 -37
Contract jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) 135 120 235
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 3.92% 2.19% 3.74%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 10.56% 5.91% 9.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 122 109 205
Median daily rate £575 £600 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.16% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £475
10% offered a daily rate of more than £725 £690 £733
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £425 £415
% change year-on-year
-11.76% +2.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Median hourly rate £50.00 - £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £13.50 £47.00
% change year-on-year
- -71.27%
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
1278 2032 2421
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 37.08% 37.08% 38.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 1045 1562 1813
Median daily rate £475 £475 £475
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £275 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 31 38
Median hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £14.56 £12.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £69.40 £45.49
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £18.90 £20.50
% change year-on-year
+19.04% -7.80%

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 5 May 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 5 May 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 5 May 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).

1 129 (47.96%) Front Office
2 106 (39.41%) Finance
3 104 (38.66%) Java
4 98 (36.43%) Banking
5 84 (31.23%) Derivative
6 65 (24.16%) Linux
7 61 (22.68%) SQL
8 59 (21.93%) Multithreading
9 56 (20.82%) Fixed Income
10 54 (20.07%) Investment Banking
11 53 (19.70%) C#
11 53 (19.70%) Unix
12 50 (18.59%) Equities
13 48 (17.84%) C++
13 48 (17.84%) Low Latency
14 38 (14.13%) Oracle
14 38 (14.13%) TDD
15 34 (12.64%) Agile Software Development
16 31 (11.52%) Analytical Skills
16 31 (11.52%) Degree
17 28 (10.41%) FIX Protocol
18 27 (10.04%) Algorithmic Trading
18 27 (10.04%) Electronic Trading
18 27 (10.04%) DataSynapse
19 25 (9.29%) Spring
20 24 (8.92%) HTML
21 22 (8.18%) OO
21 22 (8.18%) Murex
22 21 (7.81%) SQL Server
22 21 (7.81%) Algorithms

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 20 (7.43%) Oracle Coherence
2 6 (2.23%) Tomcat
3 5 (1.86%) Mule
3 5 (1.86%) WebLogic
4 2 (0.74%) Apache
4 2 (0.74%) Apache Spark
4 2 (0.74%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.37%) IIS
5 1 (0.37%) JBoss
5 1 (0.37%) MQSeries
5 1 (0.37%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (1.12%) MS Excel
1 3 (1.12%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (0.74%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (2.97%) Markit EDM
2 4 (1.49%) Front Arena
2 4 (1.49%) Summit
3 3 (1.12%) MetaTrader
3 3 (1.12%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (1.12%) Oracle ERP
3 3 (1.12%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.37%) Eikon
4 1 (0.37%) Loan IQ
4 1 (0.37%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.37%) SimCorp Dimension
4 1 (0.37%) SunGard Martini
4 1 (0.37%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.37%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.60%) Firewall
2 4 (1.49%) TCP/IP
3 3 (1.12%) SAN
4 1 (0.37%) DHCP
4 1 (0.37%) DNS
4 1 (0.37%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (7.81%) SQL Server
2 12 (4.46%) KDB
3 5 (1.86%) Big Data
3 5 (1.86%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (1.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (1.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (1.49%) Hadoop
5 3 (1.12%) Oracle Database
5 3 (1.12%) Relational Database
5 3 (1.12%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (0.74%) Data Mart
6 2 (0.74%) Tick Data
7 1 (0.37%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.37%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 1 (0.37%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.37%) MS Access
7 1 (0.37%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.37%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.37%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 20 (7.43%) JIRA
2 13 (4.83%) Maven
3 10 (3.72%) Selenium
4 9 (3.35%) Jenkins
4 9 (3.35%) Subversion
5 8 (2.97%) ClearCase
5 8 (2.97%) ClearQuest
6 5 (1.86%) Cucumber
6 5 (1.86%) EasyMock
6 5 (1.86%) Git (software)
6 5 (1.86%) JUnit
6 5 (1.86%) Mockito
7 1 (0.37%) Emacs
7 1 (0.37%) Moq
7 1 (0.37%) NUnit
7 1 (0.37%) SoapUI
7 1 (0.37%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.37%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.37%) WebDriver
General
1 129 (47.96%) Front Office
2 106 (39.41%) Finance
3 98 (36.43%) Banking
4 54 (20.07%) Investment Banking
5 14 (5.20%) Back Office
6 5 (1.86%) Retail
6 5 (1.86%) Telecoms
7 4 (1.49%) Financial Institution
8 3 (1.12%) Billing
9 2 (0.74%) Legal
9 2 (0.74%) Marketing
10 1 (0.37%) Games
10 1 (0.37%) General Ledger
10 1 (0.37%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.37%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 149 (55.39%) Developer
2 57 (21.19%) Analyst
3 51 (18.96%) Java Developer
4 36 (13.38%) Senior Developer
5 30 (11.15%) Business Analyst
6 25 (9.29%) C++ Developer
7 19 (7.06%) C# Developer
8 18 (6.69%) Project Manager
9 14 (5.20%) Senior Java Developer
10 11 (4.09%) Support Analyst
11 10 (3.72%) Applications Support
11 10 (3.72%) Front Office Developer
11 10 (3.72%) FX Business Analyst
12 9 (3.35%) C# WPF Developer
12 9 (3.35%) Senior Analyst
12 9 (3.35%) Senior C# Developer
12 9 (3.35%) WPF Developer
13 8 (2.97%) Architect
13 8 (2.97%) Database Developer
13 8 (2.97%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (10.41%) FIX Protocol
2 25 (9.29%) Spring
3 24 (8.92%) HTML
4 18 (6.69%) HTML5
4 18 (6.69%) XML
5 17 (6.32%) .NET
6 16 (5.95%) WPF
7 14 (5.20%) JMS
8 13 (4.83%) CSS
9 9 (3.35%) AngularJS
9 9 (3.35%) FpML
9 9 (3.35%) Reactive Extensions
10 8 (2.97%) J2EE
11 7 (2.60%) Apache Camel
11 7 (2.60%) Middleware
11 7 (2.60%) SOAP
11 7 (2.60%) WCF
12 6 (2.23%) ActiveMQ
12 6 (2.23%) Java EE
12 6 (2.23%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 84 (31.23%) Derivative
2 56 (20.82%) Fixed Income
3 50 (18.59%) Equities
4 31 (11.52%) Analytical Skills
5 21 (7.81%) Algorithms
6 17 (6.32%) Data Structures
6 17 (6.32%) Grid Computing
7 14 (5.20%) Equity Derivative
8 8 (2.97%) Enterprise Software
9 7 (2.60%) Market Risk
10 6 (2.23%) SWIFT
11 5 (1.86%) Computer Science
11 5 (1.86%) Data Extraction
12 4 (1.49%) Data Centre
12 4 (1.49%) Hedge funds
13 3 (1.12%) User Experience
14 2 (0.74%) Contract for Difference
14 2 (0.74%) Mathematics
15 1 (0.37%) Physics
15 1 (0.37%) Spread Betting
Operating Systems
1 65 (24.16%) Linux
2 53 (19.70%) Unix
3 18 (6.69%) Windows
4 4 (1.49%) Windows Server
5 3 (1.12%) Solaris
6 2 (0.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.37%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.37%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.37%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.37%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (21.93%) Multithreading
2 48 (17.84%) Low Latency
3 38 (14.13%) TDD
4 34 (12.64%) Agile Software Development
5 27 (10.04%) Algorithmic Trading
5 27 (10.04%) Electronic Trading
6 22 (8.18%) OO
7 20 (7.43%) Market Making
8 19 (7.06%) Business Analysis
8 19 (7.06%) Migration
9 17 (6.32%) FX Algorithmic Trading
9 17 (6.32%) Pair Programming
10 16 (5.95%) Analytics
11 14 (5.20%) Unit Testing
12 13 (4.83%) BDD
13 12 (4.46%) E-Commerce
13 12 (4.46%) Front End Development
13 12 (4.46%) Issue Tracking
13 12 (4.46%) MVVM
14 11 (4.09%) UML
Programming Languages
1 104 (38.66%) Java
2 61 (22.68%) SQL
3 53 (19.70%) C#
4 48 (17.84%) C++
5 19 (7.06%) JavaScript
6 17 (6.32%) Perl
7 14 (5.20%) Python
7 14 (5.20%) T-SQL
8 11 (4.09%) Shell Script
9 8 (2.97%) Bash Shell
9 8 (2.97%) TypeScript
10 5 (1.86%) PL/SQL
11 3 (1.12%) Scala
12 1 (0.37%) Haskell
12 1 (0.37%) MATLAB
12 1 (0.37%) VB
12 1 (0.37%) VBA
Qualifications
1 31 (11.52%) Degree
2 17 (6.32%) PhD
3 2 (0.74%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.37%) CFA
4 1 (0.37%) ISEB
4 1 (0.37%) PMI Certification
4 1 (0.37%) PMP
4 1 (0.37%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (0.37%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.72%) QA
2 6 (2.23%) MiFID
3 3 (1.12%) COBIT
4 2 (0.74%) Dodd-Frank
4 2 (0.74%) EMIR
4 2 (0.74%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.37%) Basel III
5 1 (0.37%) COREP
5 1 (0.37%) CRD IV
5 1 (0.37%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (0.74%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.37%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.37%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.37%) vCloud
2 1 (0.37%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 3 (1.12%) Control-M
2 2 (0.74%) ITRS Geneos
2 2 (0.74%) Nagios
3 1 (0.37%) BMC PATROL
3 1 (0.37%) Grafana
3 1 (0.37%) Graphite
3 1 (0.37%) HP Data Protector
3 1 (0.37%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.37%) HP SIM
3 1 (0.37%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 38 (14.13%) Oracle
2 27 (10.04%) DataSynapse
3 22 (8.18%) Murex
4 18 (6.69%) Sybase
5 11 (4.09%) Bloomberg
5 11 (4.09%) Reuters
6 10 (3.72%) Microsoft
7 5 (1.86%) Calypso
7 5 (1.86%) DevExpress
7 5 (1.86%) FXall
7 5 (1.86%) SunGard
7 5 (1.86%) TIBCO
8 4 (1.49%) Caplin
9 3 (1.12%) HP
9 3 (1.12%) Hyperion
9 3 (1.12%) VMware
10 2 (0.74%) Citrix
10 2 (0.74%) Fidessa
10 2 (0.74%) Red Hat
10 2 (0.74%) SAP
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