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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Foreign Exchange (FX)
Rank 192 163 121
Rank change year-on-year
-29 -42
Contract jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) 587 625 748
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.16% 1.32% 1.66%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.80% 4.17% 5.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 496 493 613
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 £450
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £700 £700
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £450 £425
% change year-on-year
-13.33% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 1
Average hourly rate £27.50 £13.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+111.53% -38.09%
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
15460 14991 13695
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 30.65% 31.74% 30.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 10102 9480 8215
Average daily rate £425 £405 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% -1.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 598 629 778
Average hourly rate £17.00 £21.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.04% +5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £41.50 £42.50
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 19 December 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 19 December 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 19 December 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 -6 573 £593 +3.04% 88
South East - 10 £450 - 4
West Midlands - 2 - -
South West -22 1 - -
Midlands - 1 - - 2
North East - - - -
North West - - - -
Yorkshire - - - - 1
East Midlands - - - - 1
East of England - - - -
Foreign Exchange (FX)
UK

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

For the 6 months to 19 December 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).

1 569 (46.26%) Front Office
2 499 (40.57%) Banking
3 479 (38.94%) Java
4 394 (32.03%) Finance
5 341 (27.72%) Investment Banking
6 338 (27.48%) Multithreading
7 336 (27.32%) SQL
8 316 (25.69%) Low Latency
9 258 (20.98%) Agile Software Development
10 251 (20.41%) Derivative
11 247 (20.08%) C++
12 200 (16.26%) C#
13 196 (15.93%) Fixed Income
14 171 (13.90%) Oracle
15 170 (13.82%) UNIX
16 165 (13.41%) Linux
17 156 (12.68%) Algorithmic Trading
18 148 (12.03%) Analytical Skills
19 146 (11.87%) E-Commerce
20 140 (11.38%) Risk Management
21 130 (10.57%) Equities
22 127 (10.33%) FIX Protocol
23 107 (8.70%) JavaScript
24 106 (8.62%) HTML
25 103 (8.37%) OO
26 97 (7.89%) HTML5
27 90 (7.32%) Python
28 89 (7.24%) Business Analysis
29 88 (7.15%) XML
30 83 (6.75%) Electronic Trading

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

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 23 (1.87%) WebLogic
1 23 (1.87%) WebSphere
2 21 (1.71%) Oracle Coherence
3 17 (1.38%) Confluence
4 11 (0.89%) TIBCO EMS
5 9 (0.73%) Node.js
5 9 (0.73%) Tomcat
6 4 (0.33%) IIS
7 3 (0.24%) Oracle Workflow
8 2 (0.16%) SharePoint
8 2 (0.16%) MTS
9 1 (0.081%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.081%) Apache Solr
9 1 (0.081%) Jetty
9 1 (0.081%) Apache Spark
9 1 (0.081%) WebSphere Application Server
9 1 (0.081%) MQSeries
9 1 (0.081%) Apache
9 1 (0.081%) JBoss
9 1 (0.081%) CMS
Applications
1 30 (2.44%) MS Excel
2 13 (1.06%) MS Office
3 7 (0.57%) Spreadsheet
4 5 (0.41%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.16%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.16%) MS Project
6 1 (0.081%) OmniGraffle
6 1 (0.081%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 14 (1.14%) RMDS
2 13 (1.06%) Markit EDM
3 10 (0.81%) Murex MxG2000
4 6 (0.49%) SAP FI
4 6 (0.49%) ION MarketView
5 5 (0.41%) Oracle EBS
6 4 (0.33%) Salerio
7 3 (0.24%) SAP FI-AP
7 3 (0.24%) Endur
8 2 (0.16%) Summit
8 2 (0.16%) SAP CO
8 2 (0.16%) SAP FI/CO
8 2 (0.16%) PeopleSoft Financials
8 2 (0.16%) Oracle Assets
8 2 (0.16%) Bloomberg TOMS
8 2 (0.16%) SAP FSCM
9 1 (0.081%) SunGard Stream Clearvision
9 1 (0.081%) SAP FI-CA
9 1 (0.081%) SAP FI-GL
9 1 (0.081%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.081%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (0.081%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 30 (2.44%) Firewall
2 22 (1.79%) TCP/IP
2 22 (1.79%) Multicast
3 14 (1.14%) DNS
4 4 (0.33%) WAN
4 4 (0.33%) ATM
4 4 (0.33%) LAN
5 3 (0.24%) Internet
6 2 (0.16%) SSH
6 2 (0.16%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (0.16%) HTTP
6 2 (0.16%) LDAP
6 2 (0.16%) NetScaler
6 2 (0.16%) tcpdump
7 1 (0.081%) SWIFTNet
7 1 (0.081%) AMQP
7 1 (0.081%) VPN
7 1 (0.081%) Ethernet
7 1 (0.081%) VoIP
7 1 (0.081%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 70 (5.69%) Relational Database
2 59 (4.80%) SQL Server
3 35 (2.85%) KDB
4 29 (2.36%) Big Data
5 16 (1.30%) Hadoop
6 15 (1.22%) MongoDB
7 11 (0.89%) Oracle Database
8 10 (0.81%) Data Warehouse
8 10 (0.81%) RDBMS
8 10 (0.81%) Apache Cassandra
9 9 (0.73%) OLAP
10 8 (0.65%) Data Mining
10 8 (0.65%) NoSQL
11 7 (0.57%) HBase
12 5 (0.41%) QlikView
12 5 (0.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 5 (0.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 4 (0.33%) MS Access
13 4 (0.33%) Oracle Reports
13 4 (0.33%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 50 (4.07%) TeamCity
2 48 (3.90%) JIRA
3 39 (3.17%) Grunt
4 33 (2.68%) WebDriver
5 29 (2.36%) Bower
6 24 (1.95%) Maven
6 24 (1.95%) JUnit
7 21 (1.71%) Git (software)
8 18 (1.46%) Ant
9 17 (1.38%) CruiseControl
10 14 (1.14%) Subversion
11 9 (0.73%) NUnit
12 8 (0.65%) Selenium
13 7 (0.57%) QuickTest Pro
14 6 (0.49%) ClearCase
14 6 (0.49%) Mockito
15 5 (0.41%) Jasmine
15 5 (0.41%) Jenkins
15 5 (0.41%) jMock
16 4 (0.33%) Eclipse
General
1 569 (46.26%) Front Office
2 499 (40.57%) Banking
3 394 (32.03%) Finance
4 341 (27.72%) Investment Banking
5 76 (6.18%) Back Office
6 34 (2.76%) Financial Institution
7 16 (1.30%) Retail
8 13 (1.06%) Telecoms
9 12 (0.98%) Marketing
10 10 (0.81%) Legal
11 7 (0.57%) Retail Banking
11 7 (0.57%) General Ledger
12 5 (0.41%) Corporate Banking
13 4 (0.33%) French Language
14 2 (0.16%) Billing
14 2 (0.16%) Wholesale Banking
14 2 (0.16%) Advertising
15 1 (0.081%) Electronics
15 1 (0.081%) Manufacturing
15 1 (0.081%) Games
Job Titles
1 635 (51.63%) Developer
2 276 (22.44%) Analyst
3 260 (21.14%) Java Developer
4 180 (14.63%) Business Analyst
5 129 (10.49%) C++ Developer
6 92 (7.48%) Senior Developer
6 92 (7.48%) C# Developer
7 49 (3.98%) Project Manager
8 48 (3.90%) Architect
9 42 (3.41%) Applications Support
9 42 (3.41%) Senior Java Developer
10 41 (3.33%) JavaScript Developer
11 38 (3.09%) Python Developer
11 38 (3.09%) Support Analyst
12 28 (2.28%) Web Developer
13 23 (1.87%) Senior Analyst
14 22 (1.79%) C++/C# Developer
15 21 (1.71%) Front Office Developer
15 21 (1.71%) Test Analyst
16 20 (1.63%) IT Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 127 (10.33%) FIX Protocol
2 106 (8.62%) HTML
3 97 (7.89%) HTML5
4 88 (7.15%) XML
5 73 (5.93%) .NET
6 61 (4.96%) Middleware
7 60 (4.88%) AngularJS
8 59 (4.80%) Boost C++ Libraries
9 58 (4.72%) STL
10 54 (4.39%) CSS
11 49 (3.98%) Spring
12 44 (3.58%) Rendezvous
13 41 (3.33%) WPF
14 36 (2.93%) JMS
15 35 (2.85%) XSLT
16 34 (2.76%) Swing
17 30 (2.44%) Hibernate
17 30 (2.44%) FpML
18 23 (1.87%) WCF
18 23 (1.87%) Apache Flex
Miscellaneous
1 251 (20.41%) Derivative
2 196 (15.93%) Fixed Income
3 148 (12.03%) Analytical Skills
4 130 (10.57%) Equities
5 55 (4.47%) Credit Derivative
6 45 (3.66%) User Experience
7 42 (3.41%) Algorithms
8 39 (3.17%) Mathematics
9 35 (2.85%) Equity Derivative
10 34 (2.76%) Computer Science
11 30 (2.44%) Interest Rate Derivative
12 27 (2.20%) Market Risk
12 27 (2.20%) VWAP
12 27 (2.20%) TWAP
13 23 (1.87%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
14 20 (1.63%) Data Structures
14 20 (1.63%) RIA
15 19 (1.54%) Credit Risk
16 17 (1.38%) Reference Data
16 17 (1.38%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 170 (13.82%) UNIX
2 165 (13.41%) Linux
3 76 (6.18%) Windows
4 16 (1.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 12 (0.98%) Solaris
6 3 (0.24%) Windows XP
7 2 (0.16%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (0.16%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.081%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.081%) Windows 2000
8 1 (0.081%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 338 (27.48%) Multithreading
2 316 (25.69%) Low Latency
3 258 (20.98%) Agile Software Development
4 156 (12.68%) Algorithmic Trading
5 146 (11.87%) E-Commerce
6 140 (11.38%) Risk Management
7 103 (8.37%) OO
8 89 (7.24%) Business Analysis
9 83 (6.75%) Electronic Trading
10 81 (6.59%) TDD
11 78 (6.34%) Project Management
12 69 (5.61%) User Acceptance Testing
13 57 (4.63%) Scrum
14 49 (3.98%) Data Modelling
15 43 (3.50%) Performance Tuning
16 41 (3.33%) Analytics
17 40 (3.25%) Workflow
18 39 (3.17%) Ultra-Low Latency
19 38 (3.09%) Continuous Integration
20 37 (3.01%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 479 (38.94%) Java
2 336 (27.32%) SQL
3 247 (20.08%) C++
4 200 (16.26%) C#
5 107 (8.70%) JavaScript
6 90 (7.32%) Python
7 49 (3.98%) Perl
8 26 (2.11%) VBA
9 24 (1.95%) Shell Script
10 16 (1.30%) PL/SQL
11 14 (1.14%) Bash Shell
12 9 (0.73%) C
12 9 (0.73%) Ruby
13 8 (0.65%) Scala
14 6 (0.49%) T-SQL
14 6 (0.49%) VBScript
14 6 (0.49%) VB
14 6 (0.49%) PowerShell
15 5 (0.41%) Korn
16 4 (0.33%) ECMAScript
Qualifications
1 70 (5.69%) Degree
2 8 (0.65%) ISEB
3 6 (0.49%) PhD
4 3 (0.24%) ISTQB
5 2 (0.16%) CIMA
5 2 (0.16%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.081%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (0.081%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.081%) Postgraduate
6 1 (0.081%) ACCA
6 1 (0.081%) CFA
6 1 (0.081%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (2.03%) QA
2 21 (1.71%) EMIR
3 11 (0.89%) Dodd-Frank
4 6 (0.49%) Basel II
5 5 (0.41%) Data Quality
5 5 (0.41%) MiFID
6 3 (0.24%) AIFMD
6 3 (0.24%) CRD IV
6 3 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.16%) Basel III
8 1 (0.081%) SLA
8 1 (0.081%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (0.16%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (0.081%) Apache Flume
2 1 (0.081%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.081%) Squid
Systems Management
1 19 (1.54%) HP Quality Center
2 17 (1.38%) ITRS Geneos
3 6 (0.49%) Control-M
4 2 (0.16%) Nagios
4 2 (0.16%) Tivoli
4 2 (0.16%) BMC PATROL
4 2 (0.16%) Salt
4 2 (0.16%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.16%) Puppet
5 1 (0.081%) SCCM
5 1 (0.081%) WMI
Vendors
1 171 (13.90%) Oracle
2 69 (5.61%) Murex
3 66 (5.37%) TIBCO
4 59 (4.80%) 29West
5 47 (3.82%) Sybase
6 30 (2.44%) Reuters
7 27 (2.20%) Adobe
8 26 (2.11%) Microsoft
9 25 (2.03%) Bloomberg
10 23 (1.87%) Informatica
11 21 (1.71%) SAP
12 16 (1.30%) Red Hat
13 13 (1.06%) Splunk
13 13 (1.06%) ION Trading
14 10 (0.81%) eSpeed
14 10 (0.81%) MarketAxess
15 9 (0.73%) thinkFolio
15 9 (0.73%) Tradeweb
16 8 (0.65%) HP
17 7 (0.57%) Calypso
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