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 21 November 2014 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Foreign Exchange (FX)
Rank 175 155 118
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -37
Contract jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) 640 684 776
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.23% 1.44% 1.65%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.01% 4.48% 5.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 531 547 631
Average daily rate
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£593 £575 £575
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.04% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £425
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £700 £700
UK excluding London average daily rate £401 £450 £333
% change year-on-year
-10.83% +35.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 1
Average hourly rate £27.50 - £21.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £11.38 - -
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
15953 15269 14336
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 30.59% 32.11% 30.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 10301 9748 8521
Average daily rate £415 £413 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.60% -2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £238 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 638 624 744
Average hourly rate £17.00 £21.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.04% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.42 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £41.50 £42.55
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-10.52% -5.00%

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 21 November 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)
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) across the England region over the 3 months to 21 November 2014.

Foreign Exchange (FX) Hourly Rate Histogram 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 21 November 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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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 -1 628 £600 +4.34% 111
South East -8 10 £420 +20.00% 7
South West -32 1 - - 2
North West - 1 £275 -
West Midlands - - - -
East of England - - - - 1
Yorkshire - - - - 1
East Midlands - - - - 1
North East - - - -
Foreign Exchange (FX)
UK

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

For the 6 months to 21 November 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).

1 579 (46.03%) Front Office
2 520 (41.34%) Banking
3 494 (39.27%) Java
4 395 (31.40%) Finance
5 354 (28.14%) Multithreading
6 350 (27.82%) Investment Banking
7 336 (26.71%) Low Latency
8 333 (26.47%) SQL
9 276 (21.94%) Agile Software Development
10 257 (20.43%) C++
11 253 (20.11%) Derivative
12 215 (17.09%) C#
13 204 (16.22%) Fixed Income
14 184 (14.63%) Oracle
15 171 (13.59%) Algorithmic Trading
16 166 (13.20%) UNIX
16 166 (13.20%) Linux
17 155 (12.32%) E-Commerce
18 149 (11.84%) Analytical Skills
19 146 (11.61%) FIX Protocol
20 136 (10.81%) Risk Management
21 119 (9.46%) Equities
22 111 (8.82%) HTML
23 109 (8.66%) JavaScript
23 109 (8.66%) OO
23 109 (8.66%) Python
24 100 (7.95%) HTML5
25 91 (7.23%) Business Analysis
26 89 (7.07%) XML
27 87 (6.92%) Electronic Trading

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

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 27 (2.15%) Oracle Coherence
2 23 (1.83%) WebLogic
3 20 (1.59%) WebSphere
4 19 (1.51%) Confluence
5 11 (0.87%) TIBCO EMS
6 9 (0.72%) Tomcat
7 6 (0.48%) Node.js
8 5 (0.40%) IIS
9 4 (0.32%) JBoss
10 3 (0.24%) SharePoint
11 1 (0.079%) CMS
11 1 (0.079%) Oracle Workflow
11 1 (0.079%) MQSeries
11 1 (0.079%) Apache
11 1 (0.079%) MTS
11 1 (0.079%) Elasticsearch
11 1 (0.079%) MS Project Server
11 1 (0.079%) Jetty
11 1 (0.079%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 29 (2.31%) MS Excel
2 13 (1.03%) MS Office
3 11 (0.87%) Spreadsheet
4 5 (0.40%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.24%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.079%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.079%) MS Project
6 1 (0.079%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 15 (1.19%) RMDS
2 10 (0.79%) Murex MxG2000
3 9 (0.72%) Markit EDM
4 5 (0.40%) ION MarketView
4 5 (0.40%) Oracle EBS
5 4 (0.32%) Salerio
6 2 (0.16%) Summit
6 2 (0.16%) SAP FSCM
6 2 (0.16%) PeopleSoft Financials
6 2 (0.16%) Bloomberg TOMS
6 2 (0.16%) Oracle Assets
7 1 (0.079%) Oracle Cash Management
7 1 (0.079%) SunGard Stream Clearvision
7 1 (0.079%) SAP CO
7 1 (0.079%) Tesseract
7 1 (0.079%) Minerva
7 1 (0.079%) Sentinel
7 1 (0.079%) HFM
7 1 (0.079%) SAP FI/CO
7 1 (0.079%) Global One
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.079%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (0.079%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 33 (2.62%) Firewall
2 27 (2.15%) Multicast
3 24 (1.91%) TCP/IP
4 14 (1.11%) DNS
5 5 (0.40%) HTTP
5 5 (0.40%) ATM
5 5 (0.40%) NetScaler
6 4 (0.32%) Internet
7 3 (0.24%) Wi-Fi
7 3 (0.24%) LAN
7 3 (0.24%) WAN
8 2 (0.16%) Ethernet
8 2 (0.16%) LDAP
8 2 (0.16%) SSH
8 2 (0.16%) tcpdump
8 2 (0.16%) SWIFTNet
9 1 (0.079%) MPLS
9 1 (0.079%) AMQP
9 1 (0.079%) VPN
9 1 (0.079%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 83 (6.60%) Relational Database
2 56 (4.45%) SQL Server
3 34 (2.70%) KDB
4 26 (2.07%) Big Data
5 15 (1.19%) MongoDB
6 14 (1.11%) Oracle Database
7 11 (0.87%) Hadoop
8 10 (0.79%) Apache Cassandra
8 10 (0.79%) Data Warehouse
9 8 (0.64%) Data Mining
9 8 (0.64%) NoSQL
9 8 (0.64%) Hazelcast
10 7 (0.56%) OLAP
10 7 (0.56%) RDBMS
11 6 (0.48%) SAP BI
11 6 (0.48%) HBase
12 5 (0.40%) IBM InfoSphere
12 5 (0.40%) Oracle Database 11g
12 5 (0.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 5 (0.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 46 (3.66%) JIRA
2 44 (3.50%) TeamCity
3 43 (3.42%) Grunt
4 37 (2.94%) WebDriver
5 33 (2.62%) Bower
6 24 (1.91%) Maven
7 20 (1.59%) Git (software)
8 17 (1.35%) JUnit
9 14 (1.11%) Subversion
10 13 (1.03%) NUnit
11 11 (0.87%) Ant
11 11 (0.87%) Selenium
12 9 (0.72%) CruiseControl
13 7 (0.56%) FitNesse
13 7 (0.56%) Jenkins
14 6 (0.48%) Mockito
14 6 (0.48%) Cucumber
14 6 (0.48%) ClearCase
15 5 (0.40%) Visual Studio
15 5 (0.40%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 579 (46.03%) Front Office
2 520 (41.34%) Banking
3 395 (31.40%) Finance
4 350 (27.82%) Investment Banking
5 68 (5.41%) Back Office
6 34 (2.70%) Financial Institution
7 16 (1.27%) Retail
8 14 (1.11%) Telecoms
9 10 (0.79%) Legal
10 8 (0.64%) Marketing
11 7 (0.56%) Retail Banking
11 7 (0.56%) General Ledger
12 5 (0.40%) Corporate Banking
13 4 (0.32%) French Language
13 4 (0.32%) Games
14 3 (0.24%) Wholesale Banking
15 2 (0.16%) Billing
15 2 (0.16%) International Banking
15 2 (0.16%) Advertising
16 1 (0.079%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 662 (52.62%) Developer
2 262 (20.83%) Analyst
3 256 (20.35%) Java Developer
4 170 (13.51%) Business Analyst
5 129 (10.25%) C++ Developer
6 105 (8.35%) C# Developer
7 101 (8.03%) Senior Developer
8 50 (3.97%) Project Manager
9 49 (3.90%) Architect
10 45 (3.58%) Applications Support
10 45 (3.58%) Python Developer
11 43 (3.42%) Senior Java Developer
12 41 (3.26%) JavaScript Developer
13 29 (2.31%) Support Analyst
14 27 (2.15%) Web Developer
15 26 (2.07%) Senior Analyst
16 23 (1.83%) Front Office Developer
16 23 (1.83%) C++/C# Developer
17 22 (1.75%) Quantitative Developer
18 20 (1.59%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 146 (11.61%) FIX Protocol
2 111 (8.82%) HTML
3 100 (7.95%) HTML5
4 89 (7.07%) XML
5 77 (6.12%) .NET
6 63 (5.01%) AngularJS
7 60 (4.77%) Middleware
8 57 (4.53%) CSS
9 56 (4.45%) Boost C++ Libraries
10 55 (4.37%) STL
11 49 (3.90%) Rendezvous
12 48 (3.82%) Spring
13 44 (3.50%) WPF
14 40 (3.18%) JMS
15 31 (2.46%) FpML
16 29 (2.31%) XSLT
17 28 (2.23%) Swing
17 28 (2.23%) Hibernate
17 28 (2.23%) Apache Flex
18 23 (1.83%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 253 (20.11%) Derivative
2 204 (16.22%) Fixed Income
3 149 (11.84%) Analytical Skills
4 119 (9.46%) Equities
5 51 (4.05%) User Experience
6 48 (3.82%) Credit Derivative
6 48 (3.82%) Computer Science
7 42 (3.34%) Algorithms
8 38 (3.02%) Mathematics
9 35 (2.78%) Equity Derivative
10 30 (2.38%) VWAP
10 30 (2.38%) TWAP
11 27 (2.15%) Interest Rate Derivative
12 25 (1.99%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
12 25 (1.99%) Market Risk
13 23 (1.83%) RIA
14 22 (1.75%) Data Structures
15 21 (1.67%) Hedge funds
16 20 (1.59%) Reference Data
17 18 (1.43%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 166 (13.20%) UNIX
1 166 (13.20%) Linux
2 85 (6.76%) Windows
3 22 (1.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 12 (0.95%) Solaris
5 3 (0.24%) Windows XP
5 3 (0.24%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (0.16%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (0.16%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.079%) SUSE
7 1 (0.079%) AIX
7 1 (0.079%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 354 (28.14%) Multithreading
2 336 (26.71%) Low Latency
3 276 (21.94%) Agile Software Development
4 171 (13.59%) Algorithmic Trading
5 155 (12.32%) E-Commerce
6 136 (10.81%) Risk Management
7 109 (8.66%) OO
8 91 (7.23%) Business Analysis
9 87 (6.92%) Electronic Trading
10 79 (6.28%) TDD
11 69 (5.48%) Project Management
11 69 (5.48%) User Acceptance Testing
12 62 (4.93%) Scrum
13 44 (3.50%) Performance Tuning
14 41 (3.26%) Analytics
14 41 (3.26%) Workflow
15 38 (3.02%) Data Modelling
16 37 (2.94%) Continuous Integration
17 36 (2.86%) Change Management
17 36 (2.86%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 494 (39.27%) Java
2 333 (26.47%) SQL
3 257 (20.43%) C++
4 215 (17.09%) C#
5 109 (8.66%) JavaScript
5 109 (8.66%) Python
6 60 (4.77%) Perl
7 23 (1.83%) Shell Script
8 18 (1.43%) PL/SQL
9 16 (1.27%) VBA
10 13 (1.03%) Bash Shell
10 13 (1.03%) C
11 9 (0.72%) Ruby
12 7 (0.56%) Scala
13 6 (0.48%) PowerShell
13 6 (0.48%) T-SQL
13 6 (0.48%) VB
14 5 (0.40%) Korn
15 4 (0.32%) Groovy
16 3 (0.24%) AWK
Qualifications
1 77 (6.12%) Degree
2 8 (0.64%) ISEB
3 6 (0.48%) PhD
4 2 (0.16%) ISTQB
4 2 (0.16%) PMI Certification
4 2 (0.16%) CIMA
5 1 (0.079%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (0.079%) CFA
5 1 (0.079%) ACCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (2.46%) QA
2 27 (2.15%) EMIR
3 16 (1.27%) Dodd-Frank
4 9 (0.72%) Data Quality
5 6 (0.48%) Basel II
6 5 (0.40%) MiFID
7 3 (0.24%) CRD IV
7 3 (0.24%) AIFMD
8 1 (0.079%) Basel III
8 1 (0.079%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.079%) SLA
8 1 (0.079%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 5 (0.40%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (0.079%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.079%) Squid
Systems Management
1 18 (1.43%) ITRS Geneos
2 16 (1.27%) HP Quality Center
3 6 (0.48%) Control-M
4 5 (0.40%) Nagios
4 5 (0.40%) Tivoli
4 5 (0.40%) BMC PATROL
5 2 (0.16%) Puppet
5 2 (0.16%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.16%) WMI
5 2 (0.16%) Salt
6 1 (0.079%) SCCM
Vendors
1 184 (14.63%) Oracle
2 70 (5.56%) Murex
3 69 (5.48%) TIBCO
4 63 (5.01%) 29West
5 40 (3.18%) Sybase
6 37 (2.94%) Reuters
7 32 (2.54%) Adobe
8 27 (2.15%) Microsoft
9 24 (1.91%) Informatica
10 22 (1.75%) Red Hat
11 17 (1.35%) Bloomberg
12 16 (1.27%) SAP
13 13 (1.03%) eSpeed
13 13 (1.03%) MarketAxess
14 12 (0.95%) Splunk
15 11 (0.87%) IBM
16 10 (0.79%) ION Trading
16 10 (0.79%) Tradeweb
17 9 (0.72%) Charles River
18 7 (0.56%) Remedy
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £535.00 - £588.50 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Hatstand Limited
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Rullion IT Plus
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £675 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £660 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Aston Carter
Rate: £350 - £425 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Global {M}
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Montash
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £50000.00 - £70000.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £650 - £700 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Randstad Technologies
Posted: 4 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £650 - £750 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Montash
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £600 to £650 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £80000 - £110000 per annum + or £600pd
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Senitor Associates
Rate: £300 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago