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 31 October 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
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Foreign Exchange (FX)
Rank 167 139 120
Rank change year-on-year
-28 -19
Contract jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) 667 749 854
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.26% 1.56% 1.73%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.06% 4.87% 5.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 537 591 688
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 £482 £450 £425
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £700 £700
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £413 £245
% change year-on-year
-3.03% +68.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Average hourly rate £66.25 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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
16422 15385 15284
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 31.01% 32.13% 30.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 10474 9830 9143
Average daily rate £418 £413 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.21% -2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.42% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 676 637 740
Average hourly rate £17.00 £19.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.52% -11.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-5.55% -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 31 October 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 31 October 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 31 October 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 -8 659 £593 +3.04% 130
South East -21 6 £475 +35.71% 5
Yorkshire - 1 - - 1
North West - 1 £275 -
East Midlands - - - -
North East - - - - 1
South West - - - - 3
West Midlands - - - - 1
East of England - - - -
Foreign Exchange (FX)
UK

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

For the 6 months to 31 October 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).

1 592 (47.36%) Front Office
2 522 (41.76%) Banking
3 491 (39.28%) Java
4 371 (29.68%) Finance
5 355 (28.40%) Multithreading
6 351 (28.08%) SQL
7 349 (27.92%) Low Latency
8 347 (27.76%) Investment Banking
9 270 (21.60%) Agile Software Development
10 253 (20.24%) Derivative
11 240 (19.20%) C++
12 218 (17.44%) C#
13 213 (17.04%) Fixed Income
14 184 (14.72%) Oracle
15 173 (13.84%) Linux
15 173 (13.84%) Algorithmic Trading
16 171 (13.68%) UNIX
17 163 (13.04%) FIX Protocol
18 158 (12.64%) E-Commerce
19 146 (11.68%) Risk Management
20 144 (11.52%) Analytical Skills
21 122 (9.76%) Python
22 114 (9.12%) HTML
23 112 (8.96%) OO
23 112 (8.96%) Equities
24 110 (8.80%) JavaScript
25 101 (8.08%) HTML5
26 100 (8.00%) Windows
27 91 (7.28%) Relational Database
28 86 (6.88%) XML

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

For the 6 months to 31 October 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 32 (2.56%) Oracle Coherence
2 28 (2.24%) WebLogic
3 25 (2.00%) WebSphere
4 18 (1.44%) Confluence
5 10 (0.80%) TIBCO EMS
5 10 (0.80%) JBoss
6 9 (0.72%) Tomcat
7 7 (0.56%) IIS
8 6 (0.48%) Node.js
9 3 (0.24%) MQSeries
9 3 (0.24%) SharePoint
10 2 (0.16%) Apache
11 1 (0.080%) CMS
11 1 (0.080%) Oracle Workflow
11 1 (0.080%) WebSphere Application Server
11 1 (0.080%) MS Project Server
11 1 (0.080%) Jetty
Applications
1 28 (2.24%) MS Excel
2 14 (1.12%) MS Office
3 11 (0.88%) Spreadsheet
4 4 (0.32%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.24%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.080%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.080%) MS Project
6 1 (0.080%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 23 (1.84%) RMDS
2 10 (0.80%) Murex MxG2000
3 9 (0.72%) Markit EDM
4 5 (0.40%) Oracle EBS
5 4 (0.32%) Salerio
5 4 (0.32%) ION MarketView
6 2 (0.16%) PeopleSoft Financials
6 2 (0.16%) Bloomberg TOMS
6 2 (0.16%) Oracle Assets
7 1 (0.080%) Oracle Cash Management
7 1 (0.080%) SAP FSCM
7 1 (0.080%) SunGard Stream Clearvision
7 1 (0.080%) Dynamics CRM
7 1 (0.080%) Global One
7 1 (0.080%) SAP MDM
7 1 (0.080%) Summit
7 1 (0.080%) Tesseract
7 1 (0.080%) Minerva
7 1 (0.080%) Sentinel
7 1 (0.080%) Findur
Communications & Networking
1 38 (3.04%) Firewall
2 31 (2.48%) Multicast
3 26 (2.08%) TCP/IP
4 14 (1.12%) DNS
5 6 (0.48%) Internet
6 5 (0.40%) NetScaler
6 5 (0.40%) HTTP
7 4 (0.32%) ATM
8 3 (0.24%) LAN
8 3 (0.24%) WAN
8 3 (0.24%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (0.16%) SSH
9 2 (0.16%) SWIFTNet
9 2 (0.16%) Ethernet
9 2 (0.16%) LDAP
10 1 (0.080%) VPN
10 1 (0.080%) VoIP
10 1 (0.080%) MPLS
10 1 (0.080%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 91 (7.28%) Relational Database
2 56 (4.48%) SQL Server
3 34 (2.72%) KDB
4 22 (1.76%) Big Data
5 15 (1.20%) MongoDB
6 14 (1.12%) Oracle Database
7 12 (0.96%) Hazelcast
8 11 (0.88%) Data Mining
9 10 (0.80%) Apache Cassandra
10 9 (0.72%) Data Warehouse
11 7 (0.56%) NoSQL
12 6 (0.48%) HBase
12 6 (0.48%) OLAP
12 6 (0.48%) SAP BI
12 6 (0.48%) RDBMS
12 6 (0.48%) Hadoop
13 5 (0.40%) Oracle Database 10g
13 5 (0.40%) IBM InfoSphere
13 5 (0.40%) Oracle Database 11g
13 5 (0.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 45 (3.60%) Grunt
2 44 (3.52%) JIRA
3 41 (3.28%) TeamCity
4 40 (3.20%) WebDriver
5 36 (2.88%) Bower
6 24 (1.92%) Maven
7 21 (1.68%) Git (software)
8 19 (1.52%) JUnit
9 13 (1.04%) Subversion
10 11 (0.88%) NUnit
10 11 (0.88%) Ant
11 10 (0.80%) Selenium
12 9 (0.72%) Jenkins
13 7 (0.56%) FitNesse
13 7 (0.56%) CruiseControl
14 6 (0.48%) ClearCase
14 6 (0.48%) Mockito
14 6 (0.48%) Cucumber
15 5 (0.40%) jMock
15 5 (0.40%) Visual Studio
General
1 592 (47.36%) Front Office
2 522 (41.76%) Banking
3 371 (29.68%) Finance
4 347 (27.76%) Investment Banking
5 72 (5.76%) Back Office
6 29 (2.32%) Financial Institution
7 16 (1.28%) Retail
8 13 (1.04%) Telecoms
9 8 (0.64%) Legal
9 8 (0.64%) Marketing
10 7 (0.56%) Games
11 6 (0.48%) General Ledger
12 5 (0.40%) Retail Banking
12 5 (0.40%) Corporate Banking
13 4 (0.32%) French Language
14 3 (0.24%) Wholesale Banking
15 2 (0.16%) International Banking
15 2 (0.16%) Italian Language
15 2 (0.16%) Billing
15 2 (0.16%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 661 (52.88%) Developer
2 253 (20.24%) Java Developer
3 245 (19.60%) Analyst
4 156 (12.48%) Business Analyst
5 120 (9.60%) C++ Developer
6 111 (8.88%) C# Developer
7 102 (8.16%) Senior Developer
8 57 (4.56%) Applications Support
9 54 (4.32%) Project Manager
10 48 (3.84%) Architect
11 44 (3.52%) Python Developer
12 42 (3.36%) Senior Java Developer
13 39 (3.12%) JavaScript Developer
14 34 (2.72%) Support Analyst
15 31 (2.48%) Web Developer
16 28 (2.24%) Front Office Developer
17 23 (1.84%) Senior Analyst
17 23 (1.84%) C++/C# Developer
18 22 (1.76%) Quantitative Developer
19 21 (1.68%) Applications Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 163 (13.04%) FIX Protocol
2 114 (9.12%) HTML
3 101 (8.08%) HTML5
4 86 (6.88%) XML
5 83 (6.64%) .NET
6 65 (5.20%) AngularJS
7 62 (4.96%) CSS
8 56 (4.48%) Middleware
9 52 (4.16%) Rendezvous
10 49 (3.92%) Boost C++ Libraries
11 48 (3.84%) STL
12 47 (3.76%) Spring
13 46 (3.68%) JMS
14 44 (3.52%) WPF
15 36 (2.88%) Apache Flex
16 33 (2.64%) XSLT
17 29 (2.32%) FpML
18 28 (2.24%) Hibernate
19 27 (2.16%) WCF
20 24 (1.92%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 253 (20.24%) Derivative
2 213 (17.04%) Fixed Income
3 144 (11.52%) Analytical Skills
4 112 (8.96%) Equities
5 53 (4.24%) User Experience
6 51 (4.08%) Computer Science
7 45 (3.60%) Algorithms
8 43 (3.44%) Credit Derivative
9 34 (2.72%) Mathematics
10 32 (2.56%) Equity Derivative
11 30 (2.40%) VWAP
11 30 (2.40%) TWAP
12 28 (2.24%) Market Risk
12 28 (2.24%) Interest Rate Derivative
13 26 (2.08%) RIA
14 25 (2.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
15 21 (1.68%) Credit Risk
15 21 (1.68%) Data Structures
16 20 (1.60%) Hedge funds
16 20 (1.60%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 173 (13.84%) Linux
2 171 (13.68%) UNIX
3 100 (8.00%) Windows
4 25 (2.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 19 (1.52%) Solaris
6 6 (0.48%) Windows XP
6 6 (0.48%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (0.16%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.16%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.080%) SUSE
8 1 (0.080%) AIX
8 1 (0.080%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 355 (28.40%) Multithreading
2 349 (27.92%) Low Latency
3 270 (21.60%) Agile Software Development
4 173 (13.84%) Algorithmic Trading
5 158 (12.64%) E-Commerce
6 146 (11.68%) Risk Management
7 112 (8.96%) OO
8 86 (6.88%) Business Analysis
9 85 (6.80%) Electronic Trading
10 73 (5.84%) User Acceptance Testing
10 73 (5.84%) TDD
10 73 (5.84%) Project Management
11 57 (4.56%) Scrum
12 48 (3.84%) Analytics
13 43 (3.44%) Performance Tuning
13 43 (3.44%) Software Engineering
14 42 (3.36%) Workflow
15 38 (3.04%) Change Management
16 37 (2.96%) Migration
17 36 (2.88%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 491 (39.28%) Java
2 351 (28.08%) SQL
3 240 (19.20%) C++
4 218 (17.44%) C#
5 122 (9.76%) Python
6 110 (8.80%) JavaScript
7 72 (5.76%) Perl
8 21 (1.68%) Shell Script
9 18 (1.44%) PL/SQL
10 14 (1.12%) VBA
11 13 (1.04%) C
12 10 (0.80%) Bash Shell
13 7 (0.56%) PowerShell
14 6 (0.48%) Ruby
14 6 (0.48%) T-SQL
14 6 (0.48%) VB
15 5 (0.40%) Korn
15 5 (0.40%) Scala
15 5 (0.40%) C-shell
15 5 (0.40%) AWK
Qualifications
1 79 (6.32%) Degree
2 7 (0.56%) ISEB
3 6 (0.48%) PhD
4 2 (0.16%) ISTQB
4 2 (0.16%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.080%) CIMA
5 1 (0.080%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (0.080%) CFA
5 1 (0.080%) HNC
5 1 (0.080%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (2.64%) QA
2 28 (2.24%) EMIR
3 19 (1.52%) Dodd-Frank
4 10 (0.80%) Basel II
5 8 (0.64%) Data Quality
6 5 (0.40%) MiFID
7 3 (0.24%) CRD IV
7 3 (0.24%) AIFMD
8 1 (0.080%) Basel III
8 1 (0.080%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.080%) SLA
8 1 (0.080%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 5 (0.40%) Oracle RAC
2 2 (0.16%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.080%) Squid
Systems Management
1 21 (1.68%) ITRS Geneos
2 15 (1.20%) HP Quality Center
3 6 (0.48%) Tivoli
3 6 (0.48%) Control-M
3 6 (0.48%) Nagios
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 (0.080%) ServiceCenter
6 1 (0.080%) SCCM
Vendors
1 184 (14.72%) Oracle
2 75 (6.00%) 29West
3 73 (5.84%) TIBCO
4 69 (5.52%) Murex
5 40 (3.20%) Sybase
6 39 (3.12%) Reuters
7 38 (3.04%) Adobe
8 30 (2.40%) Microsoft
9 25 (2.00%) Red Hat
10 22 (1.76%) Informatica
11 17 (1.36%) Bloomberg
11 17 (1.36%) eSpeed
11 17 (1.36%) MarketAxess
12 12 (0.96%) SAP
13 11 (0.88%) IBM
13 11 (0.88%) Charles River
14 10 (0.80%) Tradeweb
14 10 (0.80%) Splunk
15 8 (0.64%) ION Trading
15 8 (0.64%) HP
City of London
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £500 - £585 per day + competitive
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £660 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Montash
Posted: 14 hours ago
City of London
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £750 - £950 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Montash
Rate: £600 - £800 per day + Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
London
Montash
Rate: £600 - £800 per day + Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £750 - £900 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Montash
Posted: 2 days ago
Banbury, Oxfordshire
Rullion IT Plus
Rate: £400 - £510 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Exeter, Devon
Experis Ltd
Rate: £11.38 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Aston Carter
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
East London
Citi
Rate: Competitive Salary Offered
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Incisive Ltd
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City of London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Stott & May
Rate: £400 - £550 Per Day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £250 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 4 days ago