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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Foreign Exchange (FX)
Rank 221 179 114
Rank change year-on-year
-42 -65
Contract jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) 531 603 860
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.00% 1.19% 1.81%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.09% 3.64% 5.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 405 467 680
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £475 £425
10% offered a daily rate of more than £725 £700 £675
UK excluding London average daily rate £650 £400 £438
% change year-on-year
+62.50% -8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 6
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.50 £49.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.81% -62.24%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 - £49.00
Foreign Exchange (FX)
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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
17200 16582 15837
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 32.43% 32.80% 33.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 10989 10105 9794
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 £245 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 672 698 643
Average hourly rate £21.00 £19.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.52% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+7.50% +14.28%

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 4 September 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 4 September 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 -17 517 £575 -4.16% 135
South East -24 6 £650 +82.84% 3
North West - 6 £450 -
East of England - 4 £650 -
West Midlands - 3 £650 -
Foreign Exchange (FX)
UK

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

For the 6 months to 4 September 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).

1 419 (41.65%) Banking
2 408 (40.56%) Finance
3 385 (38.27%) Front Office
4 300 (29.82%) Java
5 294 (29.22%) Investment Banking
6 293 (29.13%) SQL
7 260 (25.84%) Multithreading
8 249 (24.75%) C++
9 240 (23.86%) Low Latency
10 230 (22.86%) Derivative
11 229 (22.76%) Fixed Income
12 222 (22.07%) Agile Software Development
13 220 (21.87%) C#
14 215 (21.37%) Equities
15 184 (18.29%) Linux
16 142 (14.12%) UNIX
17 127 (12.62%) E-Commerce
18 120 (11.93%) Risk Management
19 118 (11.73%) Oracle
20 113 (11.23%) Analytical Skills
21 101 (10.04%) Algorithmic Trading
22 95 (9.44%) FIX Protocol
23 91 (9.05%) .NET
24 87 (8.65%) Windows
25 86 (8.55%) WPF
25 86 (8.55%) Business Analysis
26 81 (8.05%) Project Management
27 78 (7.75%) Degree
28 76 (7.55%) User Acceptance Testing
28 76 (7.55%) SDLC

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

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 23 (2.29%) Oracle Coherence
2 16 (1.59%) WebSphere
3 13 (1.29%) Tomcat
4 10 (0.99%) SharePoint
4 10 (0.99%) WebLogic
5 8 (0.80%) Apache
6 7 (0.70%) Oracle Workflow
7 6 (0.60%) IIS
8 5 (0.50%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 4 (0.40%) SharePoint 2010
9 4 (0.40%) JBoss
9 4 (0.40%) WebSphere Application Server
9 4 (0.40%) MQSeries
10 3 (0.30%) BizTalk Server
11 2 (0.20%) SAS
11 2 (0.20%) Confluence
11 2 (0.20%) Apache Spark
12 1 (0.099%) IPython
12 1 (0.099%) IBM HTTP Server
12 1 (0.099%) Node.js
Applications
1 37 (3.68%) MS Excel
2 13 (1.29%) MS Visio
3 9 (0.89%) MS Project
4 6 (0.60%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (0.50%) MS Office
6 1 (0.099%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 15 (1.49%) ION MarketView
2 12 (1.19%) thinkFolio
3 10 (0.99%) SimCorp Dimension
3 10 (0.99%) LatentZero
4 9 (0.89%) RMDS
5 6 (0.60%) Summit
6 5 (0.50%) SAP FI
6 5 (0.50%) Markit EDM
7 4 (0.40%) Maximo
8 3 (0.30%) Global One
9 2 (0.20%) Oracle General Ledger
9 2 (0.20%) Dynamics AX
9 2 (0.20%) Kondor+
10 1 (0.099%) Dynamics CRM
10 1 (0.099%) Temenos T24
10 1 (0.099%) CODA-Financials
10 1 (0.099%) SAP FI/CO
10 1 (0.099%) SAP CO
10 1 (0.099%) Adaptiv
10 1 (0.099%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.40%) Cloud Computing
1 4 (0.40%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.20%) SaaS
2 2 (0.20%) PaaS
2 2 (0.20%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 27 (2.68%) Multicast
2 19 (1.89%) Firewall
3 8 (0.80%) TCP/IP
4 7 (0.70%) HTTP
5 6 (0.60%) LAN
6 5 (0.50%) WAN
7 4 (0.40%) SAN
7 4 (0.40%) iSCSI
7 4 (0.40%) NAS
7 4 (0.40%) FCoE
7 4 (0.40%) Fibre Channel
8 3 (0.30%) Internet
9 1 (0.099%) OSPF
9 1 (0.099%) BGP
9 1 (0.099%) Intranet
9 1 (0.099%) ATM
9 1 (0.099%) Cisco Nexus
9 1 (0.099%) SWIFTNet
9 1 (0.099%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (6.76%) SQL Server
2 34 (3.38%) KDB
3 31 (3.08%) Data Warehouse
4 30 (2.98%) Relational Database
5 20 (1.99%) Oracle Database
6 19 (1.89%) Big Data
7 17 (1.69%) Hadoop
8 12 (1.19%) BusinessObjects
9 11 (1.09%) OLAP
10 10 (0.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 9 (0.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 8 (0.80%) HBase
12 8 (0.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 7 (0.70%) Data Mining
13 7 (0.70%) Oracle Database 11g
13 7 (0.70%) SQL Server 2008
14 6 (0.60%) Hazelcast
14 6 (0.60%) MS Access
15 5 (0.50%) RDBMS
15 5 (0.50%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 35 (3.48%) JIRA
2 15 (1.49%) Maven
3 13 (1.29%) NUnit
3 13 (1.29%) TeamCity
4 12 (1.19%) Subversion
4 12 (1.19%) Selenium
4 12 (1.19%) JUnit
5 11 (1.09%) ClearCase
6 9 (0.89%) FitNesse
7 8 (0.80%) Git (software)
7 8 (0.80%) Moq
7 8 (0.80%) Cucumber
8 7 (0.70%) SpecFlow
9 6 (0.60%) Visual Studio
10 5 (0.50%) Eclipse
10 5 (0.50%) Grunt
11 4 (0.40%) JBehave
12 3 (0.30%) WebDriver
12 3 (0.30%) Team Foundation Server
12 3 (0.30%) EasyMock
General
1 419 (41.65%) Banking
2 408 (40.56%) Finance
3 385 (38.27%) Front Office
4 294 (29.22%) Investment Banking
5 66 (6.56%) Back Office
6 30 (2.98%) Financial Institution
7 17 (1.69%) General Ledger
8 15 (1.49%) Retail
8 15 (1.49%) Legal
9 11 (1.09%) Corporate Banking
10 9 (0.89%) Advertising
11 6 (0.60%) Marketing
11 6 (0.60%) Retail Banking
12 5 (0.50%) Spanish Language
12 5 (0.50%) Wholesale Banking
13 4 (0.40%) Turkish Language
13 4 (0.40%) Polish Language
14 3 (0.30%) Telecoms
15 2 (0.20%) Games
15 2 (0.20%) Law
Job Titles
1 540 (53.68%) Developer
2 282 (28.03%) Analyst
3 182 (18.09%) Business Analyst
4 175 (17.40%) C++ Developer
5 173 (17.20%) Java Developer
6 114 (11.33%) C# Developer
7 103 (10.24%) Senior Developer
8 53 (5.27%) Project Manager
9 42 (4.17%) Support Analyst
10 41 (4.08%) Senior Java Developer
11 37 (3.68%) C++/C# Developer
12 36 (3.58%) Senior Analyst
13 35 (3.48%) Applications Support
14 29 (2.88%) Senior C# Developer
15 25 (2.49%) Senior Business Analyst
15 25 (2.49%) WPF Developer
16 21 (2.09%) Senior C++ Developer
17 19 (1.89%) Front Office Developer
18 18 (1.79%) Architect
18 18 (1.79%) Java Swing Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 95 (9.44%) FIX Protocol
2 91 (9.05%) .NET
3 86 (8.55%) WPF
4 71 (7.06%) Boost C++ Libraries
5 65 (6.46%) STL
6 60 (5.96%) HTML
7 55 (5.47%) XML
8 49 (4.87%) Middleware
9 43 (4.27%) HTML5
10 41 (4.08%) WCF
11 34 (3.38%) Swing
12 31 (3.08%) Web Services
12 31 (3.08%) Spring
13 26 (2.58%) Reactive Extensions
14 23 (2.29%) CSS
15 22 (2.19%) JMS
16 19 (1.89%) FpML
17 18 (1.79%) Rendezvous
17 18 (1.79%) J2SE
17 18 (1.79%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 230 (22.86%) Derivative
2 229 (22.76%) Fixed Income
3 215 (21.37%) Equities
4 113 (11.23%) Analytical Skills
5 53 (5.27%) Algorithms
6 42 (4.17%) Computer Science
7 29 (2.88%) Mathematics
8 24 (2.39%) Market Risk
9 22 (2.19%) Credit Derivative
9 22 (2.19%) Data Structures
10 20 (1.99%) User Experience
11 19 (1.89%) Interest Rate Derivative
12 18 (1.79%) Equity Derivative
12 18 (1.79%) Reference Data
12 18 (1.79%) Credit Risk
13 15 (1.49%) Physics
13 15 (1.49%) Grid Computing
14 13 (1.29%) Contract for Difference
15 12 (1.19%) Hedge funds
16 11 (1.09%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 184 (18.29%) Linux
2 142 (14.12%) UNIX
3 87 (8.65%) Windows
4 32 (3.18%) Solaris
5 10 (0.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (0.30%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (0.30%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.099%) SUSE
7 1 (0.099%) AIX
7 1 (0.099%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 260 (25.84%) Multithreading
2 240 (23.86%) Low Latency
3 222 (22.07%) Agile Software Development
4 127 (12.62%) E-Commerce
5 120 (11.93%) Risk Management
6 101 (10.04%) Algorithmic Trading
7 86 (8.55%) Business Analysis
8 81 (8.05%) Project Management
9 76 (7.55%) User Acceptance Testing
9 76 (7.55%) SDLC
10 74 (7.36%) Electronic Trading
11 61 (6.06%) TDD
12 53 (5.27%) Stakeholder Management
13 50 (4.97%) Scrum
13 50 (4.97%) OO
14 42 (4.17%) Analytics
15 41 (4.08%) Workflow
16 38 (3.78%) MVVM
17 37 (3.68%) Asset Management
17 37 (3.68%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 300 (29.82%) Java
2 293 (29.13%) SQL
3 249 (24.75%) C++
4 220 (21.87%) C#
5 63 (6.26%) Python
6 60 (5.96%) Perl
7 47 (4.67%) JavaScript
8 25 (2.49%) VBA
9 21 (2.09%) T-SQL
10 20 (1.99%) Shell Script
11 18 (1.79%) C
12 15 (1.49%) Bash Shell
13 14 (1.39%) PowerShell
14 9 (0.89%) Scala
14 9 (0.89%) XAML
15 7 (0.70%) PL/SQL
16 4 (0.40%) VB.NET
17 3 (0.30%) Korn
17 3 (0.30%) VB
18 2 (0.20%) R
Qualifications
1 78 (7.75%) Degree
2 20 (1.99%) ISEB
3 9 (0.89%) PhD
4 7 (0.70%) ISTQB
5 5 (0.50%) IIBA
5 5 (0.50%) CBAP
5 5 (0.50%) CISSP
5 5 (0.50%) PMP
5 5 (0.50%) PMI Certification
5 5 (0.50%) CISA
5 5 (0.50%) CISM
5 5 (0.50%) CFA
6 4 (0.40%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (0.20%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (0.099%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.099%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.099%) A+ Certification
8 1 (0.099%) CAPM
8 1 (0.099%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (4.77%) QA
2 45 (4.47%) EMIR
3 27 (2.68%) Dodd-Frank
3 27 (2.68%) MiFID
4 8 (0.80%) CRD IV
5 7 (0.70%) COREP
5 7 (0.70%) Basel III
6 6 (0.60%) Solvency II
7 5 (0.50%) AIFMD
8 4 (0.40%) FATCA
9 3 (0.30%) Data Quality
10 2 (0.20%) ISO 9001
10 2 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 1 (0.099%) Basel II
11 1 (0.099%) UCITS
System Software
1 5 (0.50%) Active Directory
1 5 (0.50%) Oracle RAC
1 5 (0.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (0.40%) Hyper-V
2 4 (0.40%) SRDF
2 4 (0.40%) NFS
2 4 (0.40%) Xen
2 4 (0.40%) KVM
2 4 (0.40%) HDFS
3 3 (0.30%) Apache Flume
4 2 (0.20%) GridGain
5 1 (0.099%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 21 (2.09%) HP Quality Center
2 14 (1.39%) Control-M
3 9 (0.89%) ITRS Geneos
4 5 (0.50%) SCOM
5 3 (0.30%) Tivoli
5 3 (0.30%) Oozie
6 2 (0.20%) MOM
7 1 (0.099%) BMC PATROL
7 1 (0.099%) SolarWinds Orion
7 1 (0.099%) Cisco LMS
Vendors
1 118 (11.73%) Oracle
2 43 (4.27%) Sybase
3 41 (4.08%) TIBCO
4 39 (3.88%) Microsoft
5 31 (3.08%) Murex
6 18 (1.79%) ION Trading
7 17 (1.69%) Solace
8 16 (1.59%) Bloomberg
9 15 (1.49%) IBM
10 12 (1.19%) SAP
10 12 (1.19%) HP
10 12 (1.19%) Currenex
11 11 (1.09%) Talarian
11 11 (1.09%) DataSynapse
11 11 (1.09%) Reuters
12 10 (0.99%) Red Hat
12 10 (0.99%) SimCorp
13 9 (0.89%) Calypso
13 9 (0.89%) Adobe
14 8 (0.80%) Fidessa
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