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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Foreign Exchange (FX)
Rank 180 109 134
Rank change year-on-year
-71 +25
Contract jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) 609 887 818
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.19% 1.84% 1.54%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.58% 6.94% 6.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 466 708 625
Average daily rate
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£600 £550 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £425
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £675 £688
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £450 £475
% change year-on-year
-11.11% -5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 3
Average hourly rate £18.50 £49.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-62.24% +96.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.10 £13.00 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.90 £90.00 £125.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £49.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
- +96.00%
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
13306 12787 13590
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 26.00% 26.57% 25.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 8068 8002 8055
Average daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £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 587 545 721
Average hourly rate £18.25 £19.50 £25.73
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.41% -24.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.42 £12.20 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £44.60 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -39.65%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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 -25 594 £600 +9.09% 148
South East -16 7 £411 -8.66% 2
South West -38 2 £290 -
West Midlands - - - - 1
East of England - - - - 1
East Midlands - - - -
North East - - - -
North West - - - - 1
Foreign Exchange (FX)
UK

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

For the 6 months to 29 August 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).

1 527 (43.88%) Front Office
2 508 (42.30%) Banking
3 423 (35.22%) Java
4 364 (30.31%) Finance
5 359 (29.89%) SQL
6 318 (26.48%) Investment Banking
7 302 (25.15%) Low Latency
8 273 (22.73%) Derivative
9 252 (20.98%) Multithreading
10 232 (19.32%) Fixed Income
11 210 (17.49%) Oracle
11 210 (17.49%) C#
12 198 (16.49%) C++
13 188 (15.65%) Linux
14 174 (14.49%) UNIX
15 164 (13.66%) Risk Management
16 158 (13.16%) E-Commerce
17 135 (11.24%) Python
18 122 (10.16%) Algorithmic Trading
19 119 (9.91%) Equities
20 110 (9.16%) Windows
21 107 (8.91%) Back Office
22 100 (8.33%) HTML
22 100 (8.33%) JavaScript
22 100 (8.33%) Electronic Trading
23 99 (8.24%) 29West
24 98 (8.16%) OO
25 92 (7.66%) .NET
26 88 (7.33%) HTML5
27 87 (7.24%) Perl

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

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 50 (4.16%) Oracle Coherence
2 30 (2.50%) WebLogic
3 29 (2.41%) WebSphere
4 17 (1.42%) Confluence
5 10 (0.83%) IIS
5 10 (0.83%) TIBCO EMS
6 9 (0.75%) Tomcat
7 5 (0.42%) MQSeries
8 4 (0.33%) Node.js
8 4 (0.33%) Apache
9 3 (0.25%) Oracle Workflow
10 2 (0.17%) SharePoint
10 2 (0.17%) WebSphere Application Server
10 2 (0.17%) BizTalk Server
11 1 (0.083%) MS Project Server
11 1 (0.083%) Oracle HTTP Server
11 1 (0.083%) SAS
11 1 (0.083%) GemFire
Applications
1 21 (1.75%) MS Excel
2 14 (1.17%) MS Office
3 11 (0.92%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (0.25%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.25%) MS Project
4 3 (0.25%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.083%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.083%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 43 (3.58%) RMDS
2 11 (0.92%) Markit EDM
3 7 (0.58%) Salerio
4 6 (0.50%) Murex MxG2000
5 5 (0.42%) Summit
6 3 (0.25%) Oracle EBS
6 3 (0.25%) PeopleSoft Financials
7 2 (0.17%) Oracle Cash Management
7 2 (0.17%) Bloomberg TOMS
7 2 (0.17%) Temenos T24
8 1 (0.083%) LatentZero
8 1 (0.083%) Front Arena
8 1 (0.083%) SAP MDM
8 1 (0.083%) SimCorp Dimension
8 1 (0.083%) SunGard GMI
8 1 (0.083%) Endur
8 1 (0.083%) Findur
8 1 (0.083%) ION MarketView
8 1 (0.083%) SAP FSCM
8 1 (0.083%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.083%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 47 (3.91%) Firewall
2 39 (3.25%) Multicast
3 25 (2.08%) TCP/IP
4 16 (1.33%) DNS
5 8 (0.67%) HTTP
5 8 (0.67%) DSL
5 8 (0.67%) Internet
6 5 (0.42%) NetScaler
7 4 (0.33%) LAN
7 4 (0.33%) WAN
8 3 (0.25%) Intranet
9 2 (0.17%) SWIFTNet
9 2 (0.17%) ATM
9 2 (0.17%) Ethernet
9 2 (0.17%) LDAP
9 2 (0.17%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (0.17%) SSH
10 1 (0.083%) MPLS
10 1 (0.083%) SAN
10 1 (0.083%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 73 (6.08%) Relational Database
2 47 (3.91%) SQL Server
3 28 (2.33%) KDB
4 26 (2.16%) Oracle Database
5 19 (1.58%) Big Data
6 16 (1.33%) Hazelcast
7 14 (1.17%) Data Warehouse
8 10 (0.83%) Data Mining
9 8 (0.67%) Oracle Reports
10 7 (0.58%) Data Mart
10 7 (0.58%) Oracle Database 11g
10 7 (0.58%) MongoDB
11 6 (0.50%) RDBMS
11 6 (0.50%) Oracle Database 10g
11 6 (0.50%) OLAP
11 6 (0.50%) SAP BI
12 5 (0.42%) Crystal Reports
12 5 (0.42%) Hadoop
12 5 (0.42%) SQL Server 2008
12 5 (0.42%) IBM InfoSphere
Development Applications
1 39 (3.25%) JIRA
2 38 (3.16%) TeamCity
3 35 (2.91%) Grunt
4 29 (2.41%) WebDriver
5 27 (2.25%) Bower
6 22 (1.83%) Git (software)
7 18 (1.50%) Maven
8 14 (1.17%) JUnit
9 13 (1.08%) Selenium
10 12 (1.00%) Subversion
11 10 (0.83%) NUnit
12 9 (0.75%) Jenkins
13 8 (0.67%) FitNesse
14 7 (0.58%) QuickTest Pro
15 6 (0.50%) Ant
16 5 (0.42%) CruiseControl
16 5 (0.42%) LoadRunner
16 5 (0.42%) JBehave
16 5 (0.42%) Cucumber
17 4 (0.33%) Jasmine
General
1 527 (43.88%) Front Office
2 508 (42.30%) Banking
3 364 (30.31%) Finance
4 318 (26.48%) Investment Banking
5 107 (8.91%) Back Office
6 25 (2.08%) Financial Institution
7 14 (1.17%) Telecoms
7 14 (1.17%) Retail
8 11 (0.92%) Marketing
9 10 (0.83%) Games
10 9 (0.75%) General Ledger
11 7 (0.58%) Legal
12 6 (0.50%) Publishing
13 5 (0.42%) Corporate Banking
14 3 (0.25%) Billing
14 3 (0.25%) Retail Banking
14 3 (0.25%) French Language
14 3 (0.25%) Advertising
15 2 (0.17%) International Banking
15 2 (0.17%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 576 (47.96%) Developer
2 262 (21.82%) Analyst
3 207 (17.24%) Java Developer
4 172 (14.32%) Business Analyst
5 106 (8.83%) C# Developer
6 95 (7.91%) C++ Developer
7 74 (6.16%) Senior Developer
8 65 (5.41%) Applications Support
9 61 (5.08%) Project Manager
10 40 (3.33%) Architect
11 37 (3.08%) Python Developer
11 37 (3.08%) Support Analyst
12 31 (2.58%) Web Developer
13 30 (2.50%) Front Office Developer
13 30 (2.50%) Senior Java Developer
14 28 (2.33%) Development Manager
15 27 (2.25%) Quantitative Developer
16 25 (2.08%) Applications Support Analyst
17 24 (2.00%) .NET Developer
17 24 (2.00%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 100 (8.33%) HTML
2 92 (7.66%) .NET
3 88 (7.33%) HTML5
4 84 (6.99%) XML
5 75 (6.24%) FIX Protocol
6 55 (4.58%) Rendezvous
7 51 (4.25%) CSS
8 48 (4.00%) AngularJS
9 40 (3.33%) Apache Flex
10 38 (3.16%) JMS
11 35 (2.91%) Middleware
11 35 (2.91%) WPF
12 33 (2.75%) WCF
13 29 (2.41%) XSLT
14 26 (2.16%) Boost C++ Libraries
14 26 (2.16%) Spring
14 26 (2.16%) Swing
15 24 (2.00%) STL
16 23 (1.92%) Java EE
17 22 (1.83%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 273 (22.73%) Derivative
2 232 (19.32%) Fixed Income
3 119 (9.91%) Equities
4 54 (4.50%) Computer Science
5 40 (3.33%) Credit Derivative
6 38 (3.16%) Equity Derivative
7 27 (2.25%) Interest Rate Derivative
8 26 (2.16%) Market Risk
9 25 (2.08%) Credit Risk
10 24 (2.00%) Reference Data
11 23 (1.92%) Mathematics
12 21 (1.75%) VWAP
12 21 (1.75%) TWAP
13 19 (1.58%) RIA
14 16 (1.33%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
15 14 (1.17%) Hedge funds
15 14 (1.17%) Grid Computing
16 10 (0.83%) Management Information System
17 9 (0.75%) SWIFT
18 7 (0.58%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 188 (15.65%) Linux
2 174 (14.49%) UNIX
3 110 (9.16%) Windows
4 40 (3.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 34 (2.83%) Solaris
6 16 (1.33%) Windows XP
7 13 (1.08%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (0.42%) Windows 7
9 3 (0.25%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.083%) SUSE
10 1 (0.083%) AIX
10 1 (0.083%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.083%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 302 (25.15%) Low Latency
2 252 (20.98%) Multithreading
3 164 (13.66%) Risk Management
4 158 (13.16%) E-Commerce
5 122 (10.16%) Algorithmic Trading
6 100 (8.33%) Electronic Trading
7 98 (8.16%) OO
8 83 (6.91%) Project Management
8 83 (6.91%) Agile Software Development
9 82 (6.83%) Business Analysis
10 67 (5.58%) Analytics
11 58 (4.83%) User Acceptance Testing
12 56 (4.66%) TDD
13 55 (4.58%) Change Management
14 52 (4.33%) Scrum
15 46 (3.83%) Software Engineering
16 45 (3.75%) Workflow
17 39 (3.25%) Data Modelling
18 36 (3.00%) Stakeholder Management
19 31 (2.58%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 423 (35.22%) Java
2 359 (29.89%) SQL
3 210 (17.49%) C#
4 198 (16.49%) C++
5 135 (11.24%) Python
6 100 (8.33%) JavaScript
7 87 (7.24%) Perl
8 22 (1.83%) Shell Script
9 18 (1.50%) VBA
10 15 (1.25%) PL/SQL
10 15 (1.25%) C
11 10 (0.83%) Scala
12 9 (0.75%) AWK
12 9 (0.75%) C-shell
13 7 (0.58%) VB.NET
13 7 (0.58%) Bash Shell
14 5 (0.42%) Haskell
15 3 (0.25%) Korn
15 3 (0.25%) R
15 3 (0.25%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 81 (6.74%) Degree
2 10 (0.83%) PhD
3 8 (0.67%) PMI Certification
4 4 (0.33%) PMP
4 4 (0.33%) ISTQB
5 3 (0.25%) MBA
5 3 (0.25%) ISEB
6 2 (0.17%) HNC
6 2 (0.17%) HND
6 2 (0.17%) CIMA
7 1 (0.083%) ACCA
7 1 (0.083%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.083%) IIBA
7 1 (0.083%) CBAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (4.16%) EMIR
2 42 (3.50%) QA
2 42 (3.50%) Dodd-Frank
3 8 (0.67%) Data Quality
3 8 (0.67%) Basel II
4 7 (0.58%) MiFID
5 3 (0.25%) Basel III
5 3 (0.25%) AIFMD
6 2 (0.17%) CRD IV
6 2 (0.17%) COREP
7 1 (0.083%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.083%) SLA
7 1 (0.083%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.083%) FATCA
7 1 (0.083%) FINREP
System Software
1 6 (0.50%) Oracle RAC
2 5 (0.42%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.083%) Squid
3 1 (0.083%) NFS
3 1 (0.083%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 27 (2.25%) ITRS Geneos
2 8 (0.67%) HP Quality Center
3 7 (0.58%) Tivoli
4 6 (0.50%) Nagios
4 6 (0.50%) Control-M
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
8 1 (0.083%) SCCM
Vendors
1 210 (17.49%) Oracle
2 99 (8.24%) 29West
3 75 (6.24%) TIBCO
4 47 (3.91%) Reuters
5 43 (3.58%) Murex
6 42 (3.50%) Adobe
7 41 (3.41%) Sybase
8 40 (3.33%) Red Hat
9 27 (2.25%) Microsoft
10 25 (2.08%) eSpeed
10 25 (2.08%) MarketAxess
11 18 (1.50%) Bloomberg
12 15 (1.25%) Informatica
13 14 (1.17%) JBoss
14 12 (1.00%) Charles River
15 11 (0.92%) IBM
16 10 (0.83%) Tradeweb
17 9 (0.75%) Calypso
18 8 (0.67%) Splunk
18 8 (0.67%) Fiserv
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £500 - £600 per day + competitive
Posted: 14 hours ago
City of London
Huxley Associates
Rate: £500 - £585 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
City of London
Huxley Associates
Rate: £500 - £585 per day + competitive
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £550 - £700 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £750 - £850 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £500 - £700 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £550 - £700 per day + Excellent & Neg
Posted: Yesterday
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £550 - £700 per day + Excellent & Neg
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £700.00 - £750.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Cititec
Rate: £400 - 500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
iKonnect
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Docklands
iKonnect
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £650 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £650 - £720 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Aston Carter
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Aston Carter
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago