The first 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 30 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 England 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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Foreign Exchange (FX)
Rank 180 108 119
Rank change year-on-year
-72 +11
Contract jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) 577 875 867
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.17% 1.88% 1.64%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.53% 7.02% 6.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 458 707 663
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 £475 £425 £425
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 1 6 5
Average hourly rate £19.00 £49.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-61.22% +117.77%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £49.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
- +96.00%
Miscellaneous Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
12737 12464 13337
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 25.81% 26.75% 25.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 7787 7696 7816
Average daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £238 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 521 544 718
Average hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £11.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.75 £21.00 £25.73
% change year-on-year
-1.19% -18.38%
Foreign Exchange (FX)
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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 30 July 2014.

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 30 July 2014. 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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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 -24 564 £625 +13.63% 164
South East -9 6 £356 -27.07% 7
South West -23 2 £290 - 2
West Midlands - - - -
East of England - - - -
East Midlands - - - - 4
North East - - - -
North West - - - -
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Foreign Exchange (FX)
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, 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).

1 517 (42.98%) Front Office
2 498 (41.40%) Banking
3 402 (33.42%) Java
4 372 (30.92%) Finance
5 364 (30.26%) SQL
6 309 (25.69%) Investment Banking
7 306 (25.44%) Derivative
8 272 (22.61%) Low Latency
9 222 (18.45%) Multithreading
10 220 (18.29%) Fixed Income
11 207 (17.21%) C#
12 190 (15.79%) Oracle
13 181 (15.05%) C++
14 178 (14.80%) Linux
15 172 (14.30%) Risk Management
16 164 (13.63%) UNIX
17 153 (12.72%) E-Commerce
18 132 (10.97%) Python
18 132 (10.97%) Equities
19 108 (8.98%) 29West
20 107 (8.89%) Windows
21 105 (8.73%) Back Office
22 104 (8.65%) .NET
23 100 (8.31%) OO
24 98 (8.15%) Perl
24 98 (8.15%) Electronic Trading
25 94 (7.81%) HTML
26 92 (7.65%) Algorithmic Trading
27 90 (7.48%) XML
28 88 (7.32%) JavaScript

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

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, 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 54 (4.49%) Oracle Coherence
2 24 (2.00%) WebSphere
3 23 (1.91%) WebLogic
4 17 (1.41%) Confluence
5 14 (1.16%) TIBCO EMS
6 12 (1.00%) IIS
7 10 (0.83%) Tomcat
8 6 (0.50%) Apache
9 5 (0.42%) MQSeries
10 3 (0.25%) Oracle HTTP Server
10 3 (0.25%) GemFire
11 2 (0.17%) CICS
11 2 (0.17%) BizTalk Server
11 2 (0.17%) SharePoint
11 2 (0.17%) WebSphere Application Server
11 2 (0.17%) Oracle Workflow
12 1 (0.083%) MS Project Server
12 1 (0.083%) CMS
12 1 (0.083%) SAS
Applications
1 20 (1.66%) MS Excel
2 15 (1.25%) MS Office
3 11 (0.91%) Spreadsheet
4 5 (0.42%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (0.42%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.33%) MS Project
6 3 (0.25%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (0.17%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.083%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 51 (4.24%) RMDS
2 9 (0.75%) Murex MxG2000
2 9 (0.75%) Markit EDM
3 8 (0.67%) Summit
4 5 (0.42%) Salerio
5 3 (0.25%) Advent Geneva
6 2 (0.17%) Oracle Cash Management
6 2 (0.17%) Bloomberg TOMS
6 2 (0.17%) Temenos T24
6 2 (0.17%) PeopleSoft Financials
7 1 (0.083%) SunGard GMI
7 1 (0.083%) Cognos TM1
7 1 (0.083%) Front Arena
7 1 (0.083%) SimCorp Dimension
7 1 (0.083%) LatentZero
7 1 (0.083%) SAP MDM
7 1 (0.083%) Endur
7 1 (0.083%) Findur
7 1 (0.083%) Oracle BPM
7 1 (0.083%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.17%) GitHub
1 2 (0.17%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 37 (3.08%) Firewall
2 29 (2.41%) Multicast
3 22 (1.83%) TCP/IP
4 15 (1.25%) DNS
5 11 (0.91%) Internet
6 10 (0.83%) HTTP
7 8 (0.67%) DSL
8 6 (0.50%) LAN
8 6 (0.50%) WAN
9 5 (0.42%) NetScaler
10 4 (0.33%) FCoE
10 4 (0.33%) Fibre Channel
10 4 (0.33%) NAS
10 4 (0.33%) SAN
10 4 (0.33%) Intranet
11 2 (0.17%) Cisco ASA
11 2 (0.17%) Network Security
12 1 (0.083%) SSH
12 1 (0.083%) Ethernet
12 1 (0.083%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (5.15%) SQL Server
1 62 (5.15%) Relational Database
2 35 (2.91%) KDB
3 31 (2.58%) Oracle Database
4 27 (2.24%) Data Warehouse
5 17 (1.41%) Hazelcast
6 15 (1.25%) Big Data
7 13 (1.08%) Data Mart
8 12 (1.00%) Oracle Reports
9 11 (0.91%) Data Mining
10 8 (0.67%) Oracle Database 11g
10 8 (0.67%) SAP BI
11 7 (0.58%) Oracle Database 10g
12 6 (0.50%) SQL Server 2008
12 6 (0.50%) DB2
12 6 (0.50%) OLAP
13 5 (0.42%) Crystal Reports
13 5 (0.42%) RDBMS
13 5 (0.42%) MS Access
13 5 (0.42%) HBase
Development Applications
1 42 (3.49%) JIRA
2 33 (2.74%) TeamCity
3 27 (2.24%) Grunt
4 26 (2.16%) WebDriver
5 25 (2.08%) Bower
6 19 (1.58%) Git (software)
7 17 (1.41%) Maven
8 15 (1.25%) NUnit
8 15 (1.25%) Selenium
9 13 (1.08%) Subversion
10 12 (1.00%) Jenkins
11 10 (0.83%) JUnit
12 9 (0.75%) Ant
13 8 (0.67%) FitNesse
14 6 (0.50%) MSBuild
14 6 (0.50%) QuickTest Pro
15 5 (0.42%) Visual Studio
15 5 (0.42%) LoadRunner
15 5 (0.42%) JBehave
15 5 (0.42%) Cucumber
General
1 517 (42.98%) Front Office
2 498 (41.40%) Banking
3 372 (30.92%) Finance
4 309 (25.69%) Investment Banking
5 105 (8.73%) Back Office
6 22 (1.83%) Financial Institution
7 14 (1.16%) Telecoms
8 12 (1.00%) Marketing
8 12 (1.00%) Retail
8 12 (1.00%) Games
8 12 (1.00%) Legal
9 8 (0.67%) General Ledger
10 6 (0.50%) Publishing
11 4 (0.33%) Advertising
11 4 (0.33%) Retail Banking
11 4 (0.33%) Corporate Banking
12 2 (0.17%) Billing
12 2 (0.17%) International Banking
13 1 (0.083%) Private Banking
13 1 (0.083%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 551 (45.80%) Developer
2 277 (23.03%) Analyst
3 190 (15.79%) Java Developer
4 188 (15.63%) Business Analyst
5 102 (8.48%) C# Developer
6 88 (7.32%) C++ Developer
7 77 (6.40%) Project Manager
8 72 (5.99%) Senior Developer
9 61 (5.07%) Applications Support
10 39 (3.24%) Architect
11 38 (3.16%) Web Developer
12 33 (2.74%) Python Developer
13 31 (2.58%) Development Manager
14 30 (2.49%) Support Analyst
15 27 (2.24%) Senior Java Developer
16 26 (2.16%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
16 26 (2.16%) Quantitative Developer
17 24 (2.00%) Test Manager
17 24 (2.00%) Applications Support Analyst
18 23 (1.91%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 104 (8.65%) .NET
2 94 (7.81%) HTML
3 90 (7.48%) XML
4 76 (6.32%) HTML5
5 59 (4.90%) FIX Protocol
6 55 (4.57%) CSS
7 52 (4.32%) Rendezvous
8 43 (3.57%) WCF
9 41 (3.41%) JMS
10 39 (3.24%) WPF
11 38 (3.16%) Middleware
11 38 (3.16%) Apache Flex
12 35 (2.91%) AngularJS
13 31 (2.58%) Boost C++ Libraries
14 29 (2.41%) STL
15 28 (2.33%) Swing
16 27 (2.24%) XSLT
17 23 (1.91%) Spring
18 21 (1.75%) ASP.NET
19 19 (1.58%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 306 (25.44%) Derivative
2 220 (18.29%) Fixed Income
3 132 (10.97%) Equities
4 58 (4.82%) Computer Science
5 51 (4.24%) Equity Derivative
6 38 (3.16%) Credit Risk
7 36 (2.99%) Credit Derivative
8 28 (2.33%) Market Risk
9 27 (2.24%) Reference Data
10 23 (1.91%) Interest Rate Derivative
11 19 (1.58%) RIA
12 16 (1.33%) TWAP
12 16 (1.33%) VWAP
13 15 (1.25%) Mathematics
14 14 (1.16%) Hedge funds
14 14 (1.16%) Management Information System
15 11 (0.91%) SWIFT
16 10 (0.83%) Grid Computing
17 9 (0.75%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
18 6 (0.50%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 178 (14.80%) Linux
2 164 (13.63%) UNIX
3 107 (8.89%) Windows
4 42 (3.49%) Solaris
5 34 (2.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 19 (1.58%) Windows XP
7 12 (1.00%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (0.50%) Windows 7
9 3 (0.25%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (0.17%) VMS
11 1 (0.083%) AIX
11 1 (0.083%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.083%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 272 (22.61%) Low Latency
2 222 (18.45%) Multithreading
3 172 (14.30%) Risk Management
4 153 (12.72%) E-Commerce
5 100 (8.31%) OO
6 98 (8.15%) Electronic Trading
7 92 (7.65%) Algorithmic Trading
8 82 (6.82%) Business Analysis
8 82 (6.82%) Project Management
9 77 (6.40%) Agile Software Development
10 74 (6.15%) Analytics
11 57 (4.74%) User Acceptance Testing
12 54 (4.49%) Change Management
13 51 (4.24%) TDD
14 45 (3.74%) Scrum
14 45 (3.74%) Stakeholder Management
14 45 (3.74%) Software Engineering
15 44 (3.66%) Workflow
16 42 (3.49%) Data Modelling
17 29 (2.41%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 402 (33.42%) Java
2 364 (30.26%) SQL
3 207 (17.21%) C#
4 181 (15.05%) C++
5 132 (10.97%) Python
6 98 (8.15%) Perl
7 88 (7.32%) JavaScript
8 25 (2.08%) Shell Script
9 19 (1.58%) C
10 16 (1.33%) PL/SQL
11 14 (1.16%) VBA
12 11 (0.91%) Scala
13 9 (0.75%) AWK
13 9 (0.75%) C-shell
14 7 (0.58%) VB.NET
15 4 (0.33%) Bash Shell
15 4 (0.33%) Haskell
16 3 (0.25%) Ada
16 3 (0.25%) R
17 2 (0.17%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 83 (6.90%) Degree
2 11 (0.91%) PhD
3 8 (0.67%) PMI Certification
4 7 (0.58%) ISEB
5 5 (0.42%) ISTQB
5 5 (0.42%) SC Cleared
5 5 (0.42%) Security Cleared
6 4 (0.33%) PMP
7 3 (0.25%) MBA
7 3 (0.25%) CIMA
8 2 (0.17%) CISM
8 2 (0.17%) ACCA
8 2 (0.17%) CISSP
8 2 (0.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 2 (0.17%) HNC
8 2 (0.17%) HND
9 1 (0.083%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (0.083%) Six Sigma Green Belt
9 1 (0.083%) IIBA
9 1 (0.083%) CBAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (4.57%) EMIR
2 46 (3.82%) Dodd-Frank
3 40 (3.33%) QA
4 9 (0.75%) Basel II
5 7 (0.58%) MiFID
5 7 (0.58%) Data Quality
6 4 (0.33%) CRD IV
6 4 (0.33%) Basel III
6 4 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (0.25%) SLA
7 3 (0.25%) AIFMD
8 2 (0.17%) COREP
8 2 (0.17%) ISO 9000
9 1 (0.083%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.083%) GAAP
9 1 (0.083%) FATCA
9 1 (0.083%) FINREP
System Software
1 9 (0.75%) Oracle RAC
2 6 (0.50%) Active Directory
3 4 (0.33%) SRDF
3 4 (0.33%) NFS
4 1 (0.083%) Xen
4 1 (0.083%) Squid
4 1 (0.083%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.083%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.083%) KVM
Systems Management
1 26 (2.16%) ITRS Geneos
2 12 (1.00%) HP Quality Center
3 9 (0.75%) Tivoli
4 6 (0.50%) Nagios
5 5 (0.42%) BMC PATROL
6 3 (0.25%) Puppet
6 3 (0.25%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (0.17%) Salt
7 2 (0.17%) WMI
8 1 (0.083%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 190 (15.79%) Oracle
2 108 (8.98%) 29West
3 72 (5.99%) TIBCO
4 41 (3.41%) Murex
5 40 (3.33%) Sybase
6 36 (2.99%) Reuters
7 35 (2.91%) Adobe
8 34 (2.83%) Red Hat
9 28 (2.33%) Microsoft
10 20 (1.66%) MarketAxess
10 20 (1.66%) eSpeed
11 14 (1.16%) IBM
11 14 (1.16%) SAP
11 14 (1.16%) JBoss
12 13 (1.08%) DataSynapse
12 13 (1.08%) Informatica
13 11 (0.91%) Calypso
13 11 (0.91%) Charles River
14 10 (0.83%) Bloomberg
15 9 (0.75%) Splunk
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