The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Foreign Exchange (FX) in IT contracts advertised for the England 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 2 March 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
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Foreign Exchange (FX)
Rank 186 174 114
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -60
Contract jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) 550 554 715
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.15% 1.19% 1.76%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.79% 3.79% 5.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 455 429 587
Average daily rate
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£600 £575 £575
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.34% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £450
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £700 £700
UK excluding London average daily rate £440 £450 £425
% change year-on-year
-2.22% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 5
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)
UK

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

Miscellaneous Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
14509 14618 12720
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 30.42% 31.41% 31.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 9039 9043 7775
Average daily rate £425 £413 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £231 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 555 596 717
Average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £20.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.52% +3.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.93 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £18.32 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+0.98% -8.40%

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

Foreign Exchange (FX) Jobs Demand Trend in England

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Foreign Exchange (FX) Daily Rate Trend in England

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) across the England region over the 3 months to 2 March 2015.

Foreign Exchange (FX) Daily Rate Histogram in England

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Foreign Exchange (FX) Hourly Rate Trend in England

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) within the England region over the 3 months to 2 March 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -1 537 £600 +4.34% 134
South East -15 7 £405 -14.73% 3
West Midlands -3 2 - -
Midlands +6 1 - -
East of England - 1 £415 - 2
South West - - - - 1
North West - - - - 1
East Midlands - - - - 2
Foreign Exchange (FX)
UK

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England 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).

1 576 (48.28%) Front Office
2 486 (40.74%) Java
3 483 (40.49%) Banking
4 417 (34.95%) Finance
5 349 (29.25%) SQL
6 339 (28.42%) Multithreading
7 338 (28.33%) Low Latency
8 326 (27.33%) Investment Banking
9 272 (22.80%) Derivative
10 240 (20.12%) C++
11 222 (18.61%) Agile Software Development
12 200 (16.76%) UNIX
13 195 (16.35%) Fixed Income
14 181 (15.17%) Equities
14 181 (15.17%) C#
15 161 (13.50%) Linux
16 142 (11.90%) E-Commerce
17 137 (11.48%) Analytical Skills
18 128 (10.73%) Oracle
19 113 (9.47%) Algorithmic Trading
20 111 (9.30%) Risk Management
21 104 (8.72%) Electronic Trading
22 99 (8.30%) FIX Protocol
23 85 (7.12%) Back Office
24 83 (6.96%) Python
25 82 (6.87%) XML
26 81 (6.79%) Windows
26 81 (6.79%) TDD
27 76 (6.37%) Degree
27 76 (6.37%) OO

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 20 (1.68%) WebSphere
2 15 (1.26%) TIBCO EMS
3 14 (1.17%) WebLogic
4 8 (0.67%) Confluence
5 7 (0.59%) Oracle Coherence
6 6 (0.50%) Oracle Workflow
7 5 (0.42%) Node.js
8 4 (0.34%) Tomcat
9 3 (0.25%) JBoss
9 3 (0.25%) MTS
9 3 (0.25%) Apache ServiceMix
10 2 (0.17%) SharePoint
10 2 (0.17%) WebSphere Application Server
11 1 (0.084%) Elasticsearch
11 1 (0.084%) Jetty
11 1 (0.084%) Apache Solr
11 1 (0.084%) CMS
11 1 (0.084%) MQSeries
11 1 (0.084%) IIS
11 1 (0.084%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 34 (2.85%) MS Excel
2 11 (0.92%) MS Office
3 9 (0.75%) Spreadsheet
4 8 (0.67%) MS PowerPoint
5 7 (0.59%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.34%) MS Project
7 2 (0.17%) OmniGraffle
7 2 (0.17%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.084%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.084%) Maya
Business Applications
1 27 (2.26%) ION MarketView
2 16 (1.34%) RMDS
3 15 (1.26%) Markit EDM
4 14 (1.17%) thinkFolio
5 10 (0.84%) Murex MxG2000
6 6 (0.50%) SAP FI
7 4 (0.34%) Summit
8 3 (0.25%) Endur
8 3 (0.25%) SAP FI-AP
8 3 (0.25%) Oracle General Ledger
9 2 (0.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 2 (0.17%) SAP FSCM
9 2 (0.17%) SunGard Stream Clearvision
9 2 (0.17%) Oracle EBS
9 2 (0.17%) SAP FI/CO
9 2 (0.17%) Tesseract
9 2 (0.17%) Minerva
9 2 (0.17%) Sentinel
9 2 (0.17%) SAP CO
10 1 (0.084%) LatentZero
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.084%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (0.084%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 14 (1.17%) TCP/IP
1 14 (1.17%) Firewall
2 11 (0.92%) Multicast
3 5 (0.42%) DNS
4 3 (0.25%) ATM
4 3 (0.25%) FTP
5 2 (0.17%) LAN
5 2 (0.17%) WAN
5 2 (0.17%) tcpdump
6 1 (0.084%) NetScaler
6 1 (0.084%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.084%) Wireshark
6 1 (0.084%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (0.084%) NAS
6 1 (0.084%) AMQP
6 1 (0.084%) VoIP
6 1 (0.084%) HTTP
6 1 (0.084%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.084%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (5.70%) Relational Database
2 63 (5.28%) SQL Server
3 36 (3.02%) KDB
4 19 (1.59%) Big Data
5 18 (1.51%) Hadoop
6 16 (1.34%) Data Warehouse
7 10 (0.84%) Data Mining
8 8 (0.67%) MongoDB
8 8 (0.67%) Apache Cassandra
8 8 (0.67%) NoSQL
9 7 (0.59%) Oracle Database
9 7 (0.59%) RDBMS
9 7 (0.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 7 (0.59%) MS Access
9 7 (0.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 7 (0.59%) QlikView
10 6 (0.50%) HBase
11 5 (0.42%) Pentaho
12 4 (0.34%) Oracle Database 11g
12 4 (0.34%) Data Mart
Development Applications
1 42 (3.52%) JIRA
2 39 (3.27%) TeamCity
3 25 (2.10%) JUnit
4 22 (1.84%) Maven
5 21 (1.76%) Ant
5 21 (1.76%) WebDriver
5 21 (1.76%) Grunt
6 20 (1.68%) CruiseControl
7 19 (1.59%) Bower
8 16 (1.34%) Subversion
9 15 (1.26%) NUnit
10 14 (1.17%) Git (software)
11 10 (0.84%) QuickTest Pro
12 8 (0.67%) ClearCase
12 8 (0.67%) Selenium
13 6 (0.50%) Mockito
13 6 (0.50%) Jenkins
14 5 (0.42%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 4 (0.34%) Talend Open Studio
15 4 (0.34%) Moq
General
1 576 (48.28%) Front Office
2 483 (40.49%) Banking
3 417 (34.95%) Finance
4 326 (27.33%) Investment Banking
5 85 (7.12%) Back Office
6 41 (3.44%) Financial Institution
7 12 (1.01%) Telecoms
8 11 (0.92%) Retail
9 10 (0.84%) Marketing
9 10 (0.84%) Legal
10 7 (0.59%) French Language
11 6 (0.50%) Retail Banking
11 6 (0.50%) Corporate Banking
12 4 (0.34%) General Ledger
13 3 (0.25%) Advertising
14 2 (0.17%) Manufacturing
14 2 (0.17%) Electronics
14 2 (0.17%) German Language
15 1 (0.084%) Italian Language
15 1 (0.084%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 612 (51.30%) Developer
2 313 (26.24%) Java Developer
3 291 (24.39%) Analyst
4 172 (14.42%) Business Analyst
5 121 (10.14%) C++ Developer
6 91 (7.63%) Senior Developer
7 70 (5.87%) C# Developer
8 59 (4.95%) Applications Support
9 48 (4.02%) Senior Java Developer
10 47 (3.94%) Project Manager
11 43 (3.60%) Support Analyst
12 40 (3.35%) Architect
13 26 (2.18%) JavaScript Developer
14 25 (2.10%) Test Analyst
15 23 (1.93%) Applications Support Analyst
15 23 (1.93%) FX Business Analyst
16 22 (1.84%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
16 22 (1.84%) Quantitative Developer
17 21 (1.76%) Python Developer
18 20 (1.68%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 99 (8.30%) FIX Protocol
2 82 (6.87%) XML
3 75 (6.29%) HTML
4 61 (5.11%) Middleware
4 61 (5.11%) HTML5
5 60 (5.03%) .NET
6 51 (4.27%) Boost C++ Libraries
7 49 (4.11%) WPF
8 48 (4.02%) STL
9 46 (3.86%) CSS
9 46 (3.86%) Spring
10 41 (3.44%) JMS
11 38 (3.19%) Rendezvous
12 37 (3.10%) Swing
13 36 (3.02%) AngularJS
14 30 (2.51%) FpML
15 28 (2.35%) XSLT
16 26 (2.18%) Hibernate
17 24 (2.01%) WCF
18 20 (1.68%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 272 (22.80%) Derivative
2 195 (16.35%) Fixed Income
3 181 (15.17%) Equities
4 137 (11.48%) Analytical Skills
5 55 (4.61%) Credit Derivative
6 50 (4.19%) Equity Derivative
7 45 (3.77%) Algorithms
8 41 (3.44%) Computer Science
9 40 (3.35%) Mathematics
10 36 (3.02%) Interest Rate Derivative
11 27 (2.26%) Market Risk
12 23 (1.93%) User Experience
13 19 (1.59%) Hedge funds
14 14 (1.17%) Reference Data
15 13 (1.09%) RIA
15 13 (1.09%) Contract for Difference
16 12 (1.01%) VWAP
16 12 (1.01%) TWAP
17 11 (0.92%) SWIFT
18 10 (0.84%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 200 (16.76%) UNIX
2 161 (13.50%) Linux
3 81 (6.79%) Windows
4 13 (1.09%) Solaris
5 11 (0.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (0.17%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.084%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.084%) Android
7 1 (0.084%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 339 (28.42%) Multithreading
2 338 (28.33%) Low Latency
3 222 (18.61%) Agile Software Development
4 142 (11.90%) E-Commerce
5 113 (9.47%) Algorithmic Trading
6 111 (9.30%) Risk Management
7 104 (8.72%) Electronic Trading
8 81 (6.79%) TDD
9 76 (6.37%) OO
10 74 (6.20%) Project Management
11 72 (6.04%) Business Analysis
12 70 (5.87%) User Acceptance Testing
13 60 (5.03%) Ultra-Low Latency
14 54 (4.53%) Data Modelling
15 49 (4.11%) Scrum
16 44 (3.69%) Workflow
17 41 (3.44%) Software Engineering
17 41 (3.44%) Analytics
18 40 (3.35%) Stakeholder Management
19 38 (3.19%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 486 (40.74%) Java
2 349 (29.25%) SQL
3 240 (20.12%) C++
4 181 (15.17%) C#
5 83 (6.96%) Python
6 64 (5.36%) JavaScript
7 58 (4.86%) Perl
8 41 (3.44%) VBA
9 18 (1.51%) Shell Script
10 17 (1.42%) C
11 15 (1.26%) PL/SQL
11 15 (1.26%) Scala
11 15 (1.26%) Bash Shell
12 11 (0.92%) Ruby
12 11 (0.92%) VB
13 10 (0.84%) VBScript
14 8 (0.67%) T-SQL
14 8 (0.67%) R
15 6 (0.50%) Groovy
15 6 (0.50%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 76 (6.37%) Degree
2 7 (0.59%) VCP4
2 7 (0.59%) ISEB
3 3 (0.25%) ISTQB
4 2 (0.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (0.17%) PhD
4 2 (0.17%) PMP
4 2 (0.17%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.084%) ACCA
5 1 (0.084%) CIMA
5 1 (0.084%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (0.084%) CFA
5 1 (0.084%) Postgraduate
5 1 (0.084%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (0.084%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (2.43%) QA
2 14 (1.17%) EMIR
3 5 (0.42%) MiFID
4 4 (0.34%) Dodd-Frank
5 3 (0.25%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.25%) ISO 9001
5 3 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.17%) Basel II
6 2 (0.17%) SLA
6 2 (0.17%) FATCA
6 2 (0.17%) CRD IV
7 1 (0.084%) Basel III
7 1 (0.084%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (0.17%) Apache Flume
2 1 (0.084%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (0.084%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 23 (1.93%) HP Quality Center
2 19 (1.59%) ITRS Geneos
3 3 (0.25%) Control-M
4 1 (0.084%) Nagios
4 1 (0.084%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.084%) BMC PATROL
4 1 (0.084%) Puppet
4 1 (0.084%) Oozie
4 1 (0.084%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.084%) Salt
Vendors
1 128 (10.73%) Oracle
2 75 (6.29%) Murex
3 59 (4.95%) Sybase
3 59 (4.95%) TIBCO
4 46 (3.86%) 29West
5 30 (2.51%) ION Trading
6 26 (2.18%) Microsoft
7 21 (1.76%) Bloomberg
8 19 (1.59%) SAP
9 17 (1.42%) Reuters
10 13 (1.09%) HP
11 11 (0.92%) Adobe
11 11 (0.92%) Red Hat
12 10 (0.84%) Splunk
12 10 (0.84%) Informatica
13 7 (0.59%) Tradeweb
13 7 (0.59%) MarketAxess
13 7 (0.59%) eSpeed
13 7 (0.59%) Calypso
14 6 (0.50%) IBM
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
Twenty Recruitment Group
Rate: From £85,000 to £110,000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £700 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £600 - £750 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City of London
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £600 - £750 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £550 - £750 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £700 - £750 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £675 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £50000 - £60000 per annum + depending on experience
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Venn Group
Rate: £500 - £550 Per Day
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £450 - £600 per day + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Berkshire
People Source
Rate: £380 - £420 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
East London
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £0.00 per annum + Market rates
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £700 per day
Posted: 5 days ago