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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Foreign Exchange (FX)
Rank 231 171 99
Rank change year-on-year
-60 -72
Contract jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) 457 583 823
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.93% 1.22% 1.94%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.00% 3.88% 6.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 383 468 659
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £425
10% offered a daily rate of more than £725 £746 £675
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £385 £425
% change year-on-year
-2.59% -9.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 9
Average hourly rate £13.50 - £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 - -
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
15252 15041 13642
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 31.00% 31.35% 32.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 9592 9527 8362
Average daily rate £425 £415 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% -2.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £234 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £601 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 594 598 561
Average hourly rate £18.00 £21.00 £23.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -11.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £21.83
% change year-on-year
-15.55% +3.06%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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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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 -25 448 £600 -2.83% 106
East Midlands -6 5 £325 -13.33% 4
South East -15 3 £400 - 6
Yorkshire - 1 £375 -
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Foreign Exchange (FX)
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 May 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).

1 428 (42.50%) Front Office
2 410 (40.71%) Finance
3 394 (39.13%) Banking
4 359 (35.65%) Java
5 308 (30.59%) SQL
6 273 (27.11%) Low Latency
7 269 (26.71%) Investment Banking
8 268 (26.61%) Multithreading
9 238 (23.63%) Derivative
10 225 (22.34%) Fixed Income
11 221 (21.95%) Equities
12 205 (20.36%) C++
13 188 (18.67%) Agile Software Development
14 182 (18.07%) C#
15 171 (16.98%) UNIX
16 154 (15.29%) Linux
17 125 (12.41%) Oracle
18 118 (11.72%) Analytical Skills
19 117 (11.62%) E-Commerce
20 109 (10.82%) Electronic Trading
21 98 (9.73%) Risk Management
22 93 (9.24%) Back Office
23 84 (8.34%) FIX Protocol
24 81 (8.04%) Windows
25 76 (7.55%) Project Management
26 74 (7.35%) User Acceptance Testing
26 74 (7.35%) Degree
27 68 (6.75%) Business Analysis
28 65 (6.45%) TDD
28 65 (6.45%) .NET

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

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 19 (1.89%) WebSphere
2 14 (1.39%) Oracle Coherence
3 11 (1.09%) Oracle Workflow
4 10 (0.99%) WebLogic
5 6 (0.60%) JBoss
6 5 (0.50%) Tomcat
6 5 (0.50%) SharePoint
7 4 (0.40%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 4 (0.40%) Apache
7 4 (0.40%) IIS
7 4 (0.40%) Apache ServiceMix
8 3 (0.30%) Node.js
8 3 (0.30%) WebSphere Application Server
9 2 (0.20%) MTS
9 2 (0.20%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (0.20%) Apache Spark
10 1 (0.099%) MQSeries
Applications
1 42 (4.17%) MS Excel
2 12 (1.19%) MS Visio
3 10 (0.99%) MS Office
4 8 (0.79%) MS Project
4 8 (0.79%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (0.40%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.20%) OmniGraffle
6 2 (0.20%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.099%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.099%) Maya
Business Applications
1 32 (3.18%) ION MarketView
2 16 (1.59%) Markit EDM
3 14 (1.39%) RMDS
4 9 (0.89%) thinkFolio
5 8 (0.79%) SAP FI
6 6 (0.60%) SimCorp Dimension
7 5 (0.50%) Summit
8 4 (0.40%) Murex MxG2000
9 3 (0.30%) Oracle General Ledger
9 3 (0.30%) SAP FI-AP
9 3 (0.30%) Endur
10 2 (0.20%) Maximo
10 2 (0.20%) SAP FI/CO
10 2 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 2 (0.20%) Dynamics AX
10 2 (0.20%) SAP CO
11 1 (0.099%) SAP FSCM
11 1 (0.099%) SunGard Stream Ubix
11 1 (0.099%) SunGard Stream Clearvision
11 1 (0.099%) FINCAD Analytics
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.099%) IaaS
1 1 (0.099%) SaaS
1 1 (0.099%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (2.18%) Multicast
2 15 (1.49%) Firewall
3 8 (0.79%) TCP/IP
4 5 (0.50%) HTTP
4 5 (0.50%) LAN
4 5 (0.50%) WAN
5 4 (0.40%) SAN
5 4 (0.40%) NAS
6 3 (0.30%) FCoE
6 3 (0.30%) Fibre Channel
6 3 (0.30%) iSCSI
6 3 (0.30%) FTP
6 3 (0.30%) Internet
7 1 (0.099%) NetScaler
7 1 (0.099%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (0.099%) Wireshark
7 1 (0.099%) DNS
7 1 (0.099%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (5.46%) SQL Server
2 41 (4.07%) Relational Database
3 37 (3.67%) KDB
4 33 (3.28%) Data Warehouse
5 20 (1.99%) Hadoop
5 20 (1.99%) Big Data
6 16 (1.59%) Oracle Database
7 14 (1.39%) Data Mining
8 10 (0.99%) MS Access
9 9 (0.89%) Pentaho
10 8 (0.79%) Oracle Database 11g
11 7 (0.70%) HBase
11 7 (0.70%) QlikView
12 6 (0.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 5 (0.50%) Hazelcast
14 4 (0.40%) RDBMS
14 4 (0.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 4 (0.40%) Impala
15 3 (0.30%) Apache Hive
16 2 (0.20%) DTS
Development Applications
1 27 (2.68%) JIRA
1 27 (2.68%) TeamCity
2 19 (1.89%) JUnit
3 16 (1.59%) Subversion
3 16 (1.59%) NUnit
3 16 (1.59%) Maven
4 15 (1.49%) CruiseControl
5 14 (1.39%) Ant
6 13 (1.29%) Git (software)
7 10 (0.99%) Selenium
8 9 (0.89%) QuickTest Pro
8 9 (0.89%) ClearCase
9 6 (0.60%) Cucumber
9 6 (0.60%) Moq
9 6 (0.60%) Talend Open Studio
10 4 (0.40%) FitNesse
10 4 (0.40%) Mockito
10 4 (0.40%) Jenkins
10 4 (0.40%) SpecFlow
11 3 (0.30%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 428 (42.50%) Front Office
2 410 (40.71%) Finance
3 394 (39.13%) Banking
4 269 (26.71%) Investment Banking
5 93 (9.24%) Back Office
6 35 (3.48%) Financial Institution
7 10 (0.99%) Legal
7 10 (0.99%) General Ledger
7 10 (0.99%) Retail
8 9 (0.89%) Corporate Banking
9 7 (0.70%) Marketing
10 6 (0.60%) Advertising
10 6 (0.60%) Telecoms
11 5 (0.50%) French Language
12 4 (0.40%) Retail Banking
13 2 (0.20%) Manufacturing
13 2 (0.20%) Electronics
13 2 (0.20%) German Language
13 2 (0.20%) Spanish Language
13 2 (0.20%) Turkish Language
Job Titles
1 520 (51.64%) Developer
2 275 (27.31%) Analyst
3 252 (25.02%) Java Developer
4 162 (16.09%) Business Analyst
5 133 (13.21%) C++ Developer
6 76 (7.55%) Senior Developer
6 76 (7.55%) C# Developer
7 55 (5.46%) Applications Support
8 49 (4.87%) Project Manager
9 48 (4.77%) Support Analyst
10 35 (3.48%) Senior Java Developer
11 26 (2.58%) Applications Support Analyst
11 26 (2.58%) Technical Analyst
12 25 (2.48%) C++/C# Developer
13 23 (2.28%) Data Analyst
14 22 (2.18%) Senior Analyst
15 20 (1.99%) Senior C# Developer
16 19 (1.89%) Test Analyst
17 17 (1.69%) Systems Analyst
18 16 (1.59%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 84 (8.34%) FIX Protocol
2 65 (6.45%) .NET
3 63 (6.26%) XML
4 56 (5.56%) WPF
5 50 (4.97%) Boost C++ Libraries
6 48 (4.77%) Middleware
7 45 (4.47%) STL
8 38 (3.77%) HTML
9 33 (3.28%) Swing
9 33 (3.28%) Ultra Messaging
10 32 (3.18%) Spring
11 30 (2.98%) Rendezvous
12 28 (2.78%) WCF
13 27 (2.68%) JMS
14 23 (2.28%) HTML5
15 22 (2.18%) Reactive Extensions
16 19 (1.89%) FpML
16 19 (1.89%) XSLT
17 17 (1.69%) Web Services
18 16 (1.59%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 238 (23.63%) Derivative
2 225 (22.34%) Fixed Income
3 221 (21.95%) Equities
4 118 (11.72%) Analytical Skills
5 55 (5.46%) Computer Science
6 50 (4.97%) Algorithms
7 44 (4.37%) Credit Derivative
8 43 (4.27%) Equity Derivative
9 36 (3.57%) Interest Rate Derivative
10 30 (2.98%) Mathematics
11 19 (1.89%) Market Risk
12 18 (1.79%) Hedge funds
13 16 (1.59%) SWIFT
14 15 (1.49%) Contract for Difference
15 13 (1.29%) Physics
16 12 (1.19%) Grid Computing
17 10 (0.99%) Credit Risk
17 10 (0.99%) Eurex
17 10 (0.99%) Open Source
17 10 (0.99%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 171 (16.98%) UNIX
2 154 (15.29%) Linux
3 81 (8.04%) Windows
4 20 (1.99%) Solaris
5 11 (1.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.099%) Android
6 1 (0.099%) VMS
6 1 (0.099%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 273 (27.11%) Low Latency
2 268 (26.61%) Multithreading
3 188 (18.67%) Agile Software Development
4 117 (11.62%) E-Commerce
5 109 (10.82%) Electronic Trading
6 98 (9.73%) Risk Management
7 76 (7.55%) Project Management
8 74 (7.35%) User Acceptance Testing
9 68 (6.75%) Business Analysis
10 65 (6.45%) TDD
11 63 (6.26%) Algorithmic Trading
12 51 (5.06%) Workflow
13 49 (4.87%) OO
13 49 (4.87%) Stakeholder Management
13 49 (4.87%) Software Engineering
14 46 (4.57%) Scrum
15 45 (4.47%) Analytics
16 44 (4.37%) Data Modelling
17 41 (4.07%) Ultra-Low Latency
18 35 (3.48%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 359 (35.65%) Java
2 308 (30.59%) SQL
3 205 (20.36%) C++
4 182 (18.07%) C#
5 61 (6.06%) Python
6 51 (5.06%) Perl
7 40 (3.97%) VBA
8 30 (2.98%) JavaScript
9 20 (1.99%) C
10 14 (1.39%) Shell Script
11 11 (1.09%) Scala
12 10 (0.99%) Bash Shell
13 9 (0.89%) R
13 9 (0.89%) PL/SQL
13 9 (0.89%) VBScript
14 8 (0.79%) VB
15 7 (0.70%) T-SQL
15 7 (0.70%) XAML
16 3 (0.30%) Groovy
16 3 (0.30%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 74 (7.35%) Degree
2 10 (0.99%) ISEB
3 8 (0.79%) ISTQB
4 3 (0.30%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (0.30%) PMP
4 3 (0.30%) PMI Certification
5 2 (0.20%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (0.099%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (0.099%) CAPM
6 1 (0.099%) Postgraduate
6 1 (0.099%) CISSP
6 1 (0.099%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.099%) A+ Certification
6 1 (0.099%) CISA
6 1 (0.099%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (3.97%) QA
2 29 (2.88%) EMIR
3 13 (1.29%) Dodd-Frank
3 13 (1.29%) MiFID
4 5 (0.50%) FATCA
5 4 (0.40%) ISO 9001
6 3 (0.30%) Basel III
6 3 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.20%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.20%) COREP
7 2 (0.20%) CRD IV
8 1 (0.099%) AIFMD
8 1 (0.099%) UCITS
8 1 (0.099%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (0.50%) Oracle RAC
2 4 (0.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.30%) KVM
3 3 (0.30%) Apache Flume
3 3 (0.30%) Hyper-V
3 3 (0.30%) SRDF
3 3 (0.30%) Xen
3 3 (0.30%) NFS
4 2 (0.20%) HDFS
4 2 (0.20%) GridGain
5 1 (0.099%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 21 (2.09%) HP Quality Center
2 16 (1.59%) ITRS Geneos
3 5 (0.50%) Control-M
4 2 (0.20%) Oozie
5 1 (0.099%) SCOM
5 1 (0.099%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.099%) BMC PATROL
5 1 (0.099%) Nagios
Vendors
1 125 (12.41%) Oracle
2 56 (5.56%) Sybase
3 55 (5.46%) TIBCO
4 37 (3.67%) Murex
5 34 (3.38%) ION Trading
6 32 (3.18%) Microsoft
7 19 (1.89%) Bloomberg
8 16 (1.59%) SAP
9 13 (1.29%) IBM
10 11 (1.09%) Currenex
10 11 (1.09%) Red Hat
11 10 (0.99%) Calypso
11 10 (0.99%) Tradeweb
12 9 (0.89%) Talarian
12 9 (0.89%) Reuters
13 8 (0.79%) Tableau
14 7 (0.70%) DevExpress
14 7 (0.70%) MarketAxess
14 7 (0.70%) Solace
14 7 (0.70%) HP
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