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 7 July 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Foreign Exchange (FX)
Rank 216 171 106
Rank change year-on-year
-45 -65
Contract jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) 490 598 862
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.99% 1.25% 1.90%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.09% 3.84% 5.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 411 482 693
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£600 £625 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £462 £486 £425
10% offered a daily rate of more than £725 £725 £675
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £390 £425
% change year-on-year
+8.97% -8.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 10
Average hourly rate - £19.00 £39.77
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -52.21%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £13.00
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
15863 15567 15390
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 31.91% 32.51% 33.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 10128 9643 9314
Average daily rate £420 £410 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.43% -3.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £615 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 584 594 672
Average hourly rate £18.90 £20.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.80% -8.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £44.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year
-15.55% +9.75%

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 7 July 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 7 July 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 -22 480 £600 -4.00% 120
East Midlands -2 5 £325 -13.33% 7
South East -16 4 £450 +9.48% 6
Foreign Exchange (FX)
UK

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

For the 6 months to 7 July 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).

1 430 (39.89%) Finance
2 429 (39.80%) Front Office
3 423 (39.24%) Banking
4 366 (33.95%) Java
5 317 (29.41%) SQL
6 308 (28.57%) Low Latency
7 291 (26.99%) Multithreading
8 286 (26.53%) Investment Banking
9 248 (23.01%) C++
10 246 (22.82%) Fixed Income
11 245 (22.73%) Derivative
12 235 (21.80%) Equities
13 221 (20.50%) C#
14 209 (19.39%) Agile Software Development
15 177 (16.42%) UNIX
16 174 (16.14%) Linux
17 134 (12.43%) E-Commerce
18 130 (12.06%) Analytical Skills
19 125 (11.60%) Oracle
20 106 (9.83%) Electronic Trading
21 103 (9.55%) FIX Protocol
22 102 (9.46%) Risk Management
23 99 (9.18%) Windows
24 89 (8.26%) Project Management
25 88 (8.16%) Degree
26 87 (8.07%) Business Analysis
26 87 (8.07%) Back Office
27 86 (7.98%) Algorithmic Trading
27 86 (7.98%) SDLC
28 80 (7.42%) .NET

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

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 18 (1.67%) WebSphere
1 18 (1.67%) Oracle Coherence
2 10 (0.93%) Oracle Workflow
3 8 (0.74%) WebLogic
4 7 (0.65%) Tomcat
5 6 (0.56%) SharePoint
5 6 (0.56%) JBoss
5 6 (0.56%) Apache
6 5 (0.46%) IIS
6 5 (0.46%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 4 (0.37%) WebSphere Application Server
7 4 (0.37%) Apache ServiceMix
8 3 (0.28%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (0.19%) MQSeries
9 2 (0.19%) IPython
10 1 (0.093%) Node.js
10 1 (0.093%) GemFire
10 1 (0.093%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 47 (4.36%) MS Excel
2 17 (1.58%) MS Visio
3 12 (1.11%) MS Project
4 8 (0.74%) MS Office
4 8 (0.74%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.19%) OmniGraffle
5 2 (0.19%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.093%) Maya
6 1 (0.093%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 33 (3.06%) ION MarketView
2 16 (1.48%) RMDS
3 11 (1.02%) Markit EDM
4 10 (0.93%) thinkFolio
4 10 (0.93%) SimCorp Dimension
5 7 (0.65%) LatentZero
6 5 (0.46%) Summit
7 4 (0.37%) Murex MxG2000
7 4 (0.37%) SAP FI
7 4 (0.37%) Oracle General Ledger
8 3 (0.28%) Global One
8 3 (0.28%) Maximo
9 2 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 2 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
9 2 (0.19%) Temenos T24
10 1 (0.093%) FINCAD Analytics
10 1 (0.093%) SunGard Stream Ubix
10 1 (0.093%) SunGard Stream Clearvision
10 1 (0.093%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
10 1 (0.093%) MetaTrader
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.19%) SaaS
1 2 (0.19%) PaaS
1 2 (0.19%) IaaS
2 1 (0.093%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.093%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 30 (2.78%) Multicast
2 22 (2.04%) Firewall
3 12 (1.11%) TCP/IP
4 6 (0.56%) HTTP
5 5 (0.46%) LAN
5 5 (0.46%) SAN
5 5 (0.46%) NAS
6 4 (0.37%) FCoE
6 4 (0.37%) Fibre Channel
6 4 (0.37%) iSCSI
6 4 (0.37%) WAN
7 3 (0.28%) FTP
7 3 (0.28%) Internet
8 1 (0.093%) OSPF
8 1 (0.093%) BGP
8 1 (0.093%) DNS
8 1 (0.093%) HTTPS
8 1 (0.093%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (0.093%) Wireshark
8 1 (0.093%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (5.84%) SQL Server
2 42 (3.90%) Relational Database
3 39 (3.62%) KDB
4 36 (3.34%) Data Warehouse
5 21 (1.95%) Oracle Database
6 18 (1.67%) Big Data
7 17 (1.58%) Hadoop
8 14 (1.30%) Data Mining
9 10 (0.93%) MS Access
10 9 (0.83%) Pentaho
10 9 (0.83%) Oracle Database 11g
11 8 (0.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 7 (0.65%) HBase
13 6 (0.56%) Hazelcast
13 6 (0.56%) QlikView
13 6 (0.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 4 (0.37%) OLAP
14 4 (0.37%) NoSQL
14 4 (0.37%) SQL Server 2008
15 3 (0.28%) Impala
Development Applications
1 27 (2.50%) JIRA
2 18 (1.67%) NUnit
3 17 (1.58%) TeamCity
4 14 (1.30%) Maven
4 14 (1.30%) JUnit
5 13 (1.21%) Subversion
5 13 (1.21%) Selenium
6 11 (1.02%) ClearCase
6 11 (1.02%) Git (software)
7 9 (0.83%) Moq
8 8 (0.74%) FitNesse
9 7 (0.65%) HP UFT
10 6 (0.56%) Ant
10 6 (0.56%) CruiseControl
10 6 (0.56%) Cucumber
10 6 (0.56%) SpecFlow
10 6 (0.56%) Talend Open Studio
11 4 (0.37%) Mockito
11 4 (0.37%) WebDriver
11 4 (0.37%) Visual Studio
General
1 430 (39.89%) Finance
2 429 (39.80%) Front Office
3 423 (39.24%) Banking
4 286 (26.53%) Investment Banking
5 87 (8.07%) Back Office
6 34 (3.15%) Financial Institution
7 18 (1.67%) General Ledger
8 16 (1.48%) Legal
9 13 (1.21%) Retail
10 10 (0.93%) Corporate Banking
11 8 (0.74%) Advertising
12 7 (0.65%) French Language
13 6 (0.56%) Telecoms
14 5 (0.46%) Retail Banking
15 4 (0.37%) German Language
15 4 (0.37%) Marketing
16 3 (0.28%) Spanish Language
16 3 (0.28%) Turkish Language
16 3 (0.28%) Wholesale Banking
17 2 (0.19%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 558 (51.76%) Developer
2 292 (27.09%) Analyst
3 241 (22.36%) Java Developer
4 174 (16.14%) Business Analyst
5 160 (14.84%) C++ Developer
6 102 (9.46%) C# Developer
7 94 (8.72%) Senior Developer
8 59 (5.47%) Project Manager
9 55 (5.10%) Applications Support
10 49 (4.55%) Support Analyst
11 43 (3.99%) Senior Java Developer
12 41 (3.80%) C++/C# Developer
13 29 (2.69%) Senior Analyst
14 26 (2.41%) Senior C# Developer
15 25 (2.32%) Applications Support Analyst
15 25 (2.32%) Technical Analyst
16 19 (1.76%) WPF Developer
17 17 (1.58%) Data Analyst
17 17 (1.58%) Architect
18 16 (1.48%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 103 (9.55%) FIX Protocol
2 80 (7.42%) .NET
3 70 (6.49%) WPF
4 54 (5.01%) Middleware
5 53 (4.92%) XML
6 52 (4.82%) Boost C++ Libraries
7 47 (4.36%) HTML
8 46 (4.27%) STL
9 38 (3.53%) WCF
10 34 (3.15%) Swing
11 32 (2.97%) Rendezvous
11 32 (2.97%) Spring
12 30 (2.78%) HTML5
13 29 (2.69%) Web Services
14 28 (2.60%) Ultra Messaging
15 27 (2.50%) Reactive Extensions
16 25 (2.32%) JMS
17 18 (1.67%) FpML
17 18 (1.67%) CSS
18 15 (1.39%) Apache Flex
Miscellaneous
1 246 (22.82%) Fixed Income
2 245 (22.73%) Derivative
3 235 (21.80%) Equities
4 130 (12.06%) Analytical Skills
5 62 (5.75%) Algorithms
6 60 (5.57%) Computer Science
7 34 (3.15%) Equity Derivative
8 33 (3.06%) Credit Derivative
9 31 (2.88%) Interest Rate Derivative
10 27 (2.50%) Mathematics
11 21 (1.95%) Market Risk
12 17 (1.58%) Data Structures
12 17 (1.58%) Hedge funds
13 15 (1.39%) Physics
13 15 (1.39%) Contract for Difference
14 14 (1.30%) Grid Computing
14 14 (1.30%) SWIFT
14 14 (1.30%) Eurex
15 13 (1.21%) User Experience
16 12 (1.11%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 177 (16.42%) UNIX
2 174 (16.14%) Linux
3 99 (9.18%) Windows
4 23 (2.13%) Solaris
5 16 (1.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (0.37%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (0.28%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.093%) Android
8 1 (0.093%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 308 (28.57%) Low Latency
2 291 (26.99%) Multithreading
3 209 (19.39%) Agile Software Development
4 134 (12.43%) E-Commerce
5 106 (9.83%) Electronic Trading
6 102 (9.46%) Risk Management
7 89 (8.26%) Project Management
8 87 (8.07%) Business Analysis
9 86 (7.98%) Algorithmic Trading
9 86 (7.98%) SDLC
10 75 (6.96%) User Acceptance Testing
11 63 (5.84%) TDD
12 56 (5.19%) Stakeholder Management
13 54 (5.01%) Software Engineering
13 54 (5.01%) Workflow
14 52 (4.82%) Scrum
15 48 (4.45%) OO
16 40 (3.71%) Analytics
17 39 (3.62%) Change Management
18 36 (3.34%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 366 (33.95%) Java
2 317 (29.41%) SQL
3 248 (23.01%) C++
4 221 (20.50%) C#
5 71 (6.59%) Python
6 62 (5.75%) Perl
7 35 (3.25%) JavaScript
8 34 (3.15%) VBA
9 23 (2.13%) C
10 19 (1.76%) Shell Script
11 15 (1.39%) T-SQL
12 11 (1.02%) Scala
13 10 (0.93%) PL/SQL
14 9 (0.83%) Bash Shell
14 9 (0.83%) R
15 8 (0.74%) XAML
15 8 (0.74%) VB
16 6 (0.56%) PowerShell
17 4 (0.37%) VBScript
18 3 (0.28%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 88 (8.16%) Degree
2 18 (1.67%) ISEB
3 8 (0.74%) ISTQB
4 5 (0.46%) CFA
5 4 (0.37%) IIBA
5 4 (0.37%) CBAP
5 4 (0.37%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (0.37%) PhD
5 4 (0.37%) PMP
5 4 (0.37%) PMI Certification
6 3 (0.28%) CISA
6 3 (0.28%) CISM
6 3 (0.28%) CISSP
7 2 (0.19%) ISEB Practitioner
7 2 (0.19%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.093%) A+ Certification
8 1 (0.093%) CAPM
8 1 (0.093%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.093%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (4.17%) QA
2 39 (3.62%) EMIR
3 21 (1.95%) MiFID
4 19 (1.76%) Dodd-Frank
5 6 (0.56%) COREP
5 6 (0.56%) CRD IV
6 5 (0.46%) ISO 9001
6 5 (0.46%) FATCA
7 4 (0.37%) Basel III
8 3 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 2 (0.19%) Data Quality
10 1 (0.093%) SLA
10 1 (0.093%) AIFMD
10 1 (0.093%) UCITS
System Software
1 5 (0.46%) Oracle RAC
1 5 (0.46%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (0.37%) Hyper-V
2 4 (0.37%) SRDF
2 4 (0.37%) NFS
2 4 (0.37%) KVM
2 4 (0.37%) Xen
3 2 (0.19%) HDFS
3 2 (0.19%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.19%) Apache Flume
3 2 (0.19%) GridGain
Systems Management
1 21 (1.95%) HP Quality Center
2 12 (1.11%) Control-M
3 11 (1.02%) ITRS Geneos
4 2 (0.19%) Oozie
5 1 (0.093%) SCOM
5 1 (0.093%) SolarWinds Orion
5 1 (0.093%) Cisco LMS
5 1 (0.093%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 125 (11.60%) Oracle
2 57 (5.29%) Sybase
3 51 (4.73%) TIBCO
4 43 (3.99%) Microsoft
5 34 (3.15%) Murex
6 33 (3.06%) ION Trading
7 16 (1.48%) IBM
7 16 (1.48%) Red Hat
8 15 (1.39%) Reuters
8 15 (1.39%) Currenex
9 13 (1.21%) Solace
9 13 (1.21%) Bloomberg
9 13 (1.21%) Business Objects
10 12 (1.11%) eSpeed
10 12 (1.11%) MarketAxess
11 11 (1.02%) Tradeweb
12 10 (0.93%) Talarian
12 10 (0.93%) SimCorp
12 10 (0.93%) SAP
12 10 (0.93%) Calypso
London
Westbourne Partners
Rate: From £500 to £600 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £600 - £750 per day + competitive
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £600 per day + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £600 - £750 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £525 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Cititec
Rate: £500 - 525 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
Orgtel
Rate: £500 - £525 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £550 - £700 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Computer People
Rate: Negotiable Depandant on Skills
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £600.00 - £650.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Canary Wharf and City
Rate: Up to £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: £450 - £525 per day + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £650 - £800 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £650 - £750 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 5 days ago