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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Foreign Exchange (FX)
Rank 167 210 181
Rank change year-on-year
+43 -29
Contract jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) 642 500 550
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.36% 1.08% 1.24%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.18% 3.44% 3.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 493 409 432
Average daily rate £600 £593 £575
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% +3.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £431 £425 £438
10% offered a daily rate of more than £710 £688 £700
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £410 £425
% change year-on-year
-2.43% -3.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 5
Average hourly rate £47.50 £27.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+72.72% +22.22%
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
15359 14550 14638
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 32.55% 31.57% 33.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 10021 9162 9003
Average daily rate £425 £425 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £373 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.67% +6.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 627 621 613
Average hourly rate £22.00 £18.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.27 £11.50 £11.58
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.63 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+37.14% -

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +15 618 £600 - 143
South East +1 11 £388 -0.64% 4
West Midlands -10 6 £450 -
North West - 4 £550 - 1
Yorkshire - 2 £475 -
Foreign Exchange (FX)
UK

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

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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).

1 544 (47.72%) Finance
2 521 (45.70%) Banking
3 511 (44.82%) Front Office
4 323 (28.33%) SQL
5 320 (28.07%) Java
6 314 (27.54%) Investment Banking
7 292 (25.61%) Derivative
8 256 (22.46%) Fixed Income
9 227 (19.91%) Equities
10 223 (19.56%) C#
11 219 (19.21%) Multithreading
12 203 (17.81%) Low Latency
13 201 (17.63%) C++
14 187 (16.40%) Linux
15 181 (15.88%) Unix
16 176 (15.44%) Agile Software Development
17 142 (12.46%) Electronic Trading
18 139 (12.19%) Risk Management
19 125 (10.96%) Oracle
20 117 (10.26%) Analytical Skills
21 111 (9.74%) Degree
22 106 (9.30%) Murex
23 103 (9.04%) E-Commerce
24 101 (8.86%) Business Analysis
25 100 (8.77%) Python
25 100 (8.77%) Algorithmic Trading
26 95 (8.33%) FIX Protocol
27 85 (7.46%) Analytics
28 84 (7.37%) SQL Server
29 83 (7.28%) QA

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

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 38 (3.33%) Oracle Coherence
2 17 (1.49%) Tomcat
3 16 (1.40%) SharePoint
4 11 (0.96%) Node.js
5 9 (0.79%) IIS
6 7 (0.61%) WebLogic
7 6 (0.53%) Apache Spark
7 6 (0.53%) JBoss
7 6 (0.53%) SharePoint 2010
8 5 (0.44%) Apache
9 4 (0.35%) BizTalk Server
9 4 (0.35%) Oracle Workflow
10 3 (0.26%) CMS
10 3 (0.26%) GemFire
10 3 (0.26%) MS Exchange
10 3 (0.26%) Mule
10 3 (0.26%) SAS
10 3 (0.26%) Sitecore CMS
10 3 (0.26%) WebSphere
11 2 (0.18%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 16 (1.40%) MS Excel
2 14 (1.23%) Photoshop
3 12 (1.05%) Adobe Illustrator
4 9 (0.79%) MS PowerPoint
4 9 (0.79%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.26%) MS Office
5 3 (0.26%) MS Project
5 3 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 29 (2.54%) Front Arena
2 11 (0.96%) thinkFolio
3 9 (0.79%) Summit
4 8 (0.70%) Markit EDM
4 8 (0.70%) SimCorp Dimension
4 8 (0.70%) TradeThru
5 6 (0.53%) Endur
5 6 (0.53%) RMDS
5 6 (0.53%) SAP FI
6 4 (0.35%) HFM
6 4 (0.35%) LatentZero
6 4 (0.35%) Maximo
6 4 (0.35%) Oracle EBS
6 4 (0.35%) Oracle ERP
6 4 (0.35%) Oracle Payables
7 3 (0.26%) ION MarketView
7 3 (0.26%) Kondor
7 3 (0.26%) Loan IQ
7 3 (0.26%) SunGard Martini
7 3 (0.26%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 6 (0.53%) Cloud Computing
1 6 (0.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.18%) Office 365
3 1 (0.088%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.088%) Google Tag Manager
3 1 (0.088%) IaaS
3 1 (0.088%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (1.32%) TCP/IP
2 12 (1.05%) Firewall
3 5 (0.44%) Multicast
4 3 (0.26%) LAN
4 3 (0.26%) SAN
5 2 (0.18%) DNS
5 2 (0.18%) Fibre Channel
5 2 (0.18%) HTTP
5 2 (0.18%) iSCSI
5 2 (0.18%) VPN
5 2 (0.18%) WAN
6 1 (0.088%) ATM
6 1 (0.088%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (0.088%) DHCP
6 1 (0.088%) FCoE
6 1 (0.088%) Intranet
6 1 (0.088%) NAS
6 1 (0.088%) VoIP
6 1 (0.088%) WebEx
6 1 (0.088%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 84 (7.37%) SQL Server
2 41 (3.60%) Relational Database
3 29 (2.54%) KDB
4 27 (2.37%) Big Data
5 26 (2.28%) Data Warehouse
6 25 (2.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 23 (2.02%) Hadoop
8 18 (1.58%) NoSQL
9 16 (1.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 15 (1.32%) QlikView
11 14 (1.23%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 12 (1.05%) Pentaho
12 12 (1.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 11 (0.96%) Data Mart
14 10 (0.88%) Data Mining
15 9 (0.79%) Oracle Database
16 6 (0.53%) MongoDB
17 5 (0.44%) Apache Cassandra
18 3 (0.26%) Base SAS
18 3 (0.26%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 57 (5.00%) JIRA
2 28 (2.46%) Maven
3 18 (1.58%) Git (software)
4 16 (1.40%) Subversion
5 15 (1.32%) TeamCity
6 12 (1.05%) Jenkins
7 11 (0.96%) Axure RP
7 11 (0.96%) Selenium
8 10 (0.88%) ClearCase
9 9 (0.79%) Grunt
9 9 (0.79%) gulp
9 9 (0.79%) HP UFT
10 8 (0.70%) ClearQuest
10 8 (0.70%) GDB
10 8 (0.70%) Talend Open Studio
11 7 (0.61%) Cucumber
11 7 (0.61%) JUnit
12 5 (0.44%) JBehave
12 5 (0.44%) Mockito
13 4 (0.35%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 544 (47.72%) Finance
2 521 (45.70%) Banking
3 511 (44.82%) Front Office
4 314 (27.54%) Investment Banking
5 71 (6.23%) Back Office
6 49 (4.30%) Financial Institution
7 29 (2.54%) Retail
8 26 (2.28%) Corporate Banking
9 18 (1.58%) Legal
10 10 (0.88%) Retail Banking
11 9 (0.79%) Marketing
12 8 (0.70%) International Banking
13 7 (0.61%) Telecoms
14 6 (0.53%) Billing
14 6 (0.53%) Manufacturing
14 6 (0.53%) Spanish Language
15 3 (0.26%) Turkish Language
16 2 (0.18%) Advertising
16 2 (0.18%) French Language
16 2 (0.18%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 509 (44.65%) Developer
2 370 (32.46%) Analyst
3 233 (20.44%) Business Analyst
4 197 (17.28%) Java Developer
5 99 (8.68%) C++ Developer
6 91 (7.98%) C# Developer
7 86 (7.54%) Senior Developer
8 69 (6.05%) Project Manager
9 64 (5.61%) Senior Java Developer
10 61 (5.35%) FX Business Analyst
11 57 (5.00%) Senior Analyst
12 51 (4.47%) Front Office Developer
13 46 (4.04%) Support Analyst
14 43 (3.77%) Banking Analyst
15 42 (3.68%) Applications Support
16 41 (3.60%) Senior Business Analyst
16 41 (3.60%) Test Analyst
17 40 (3.51%) Front Office Business Analyst
18 34 (2.98%) Murex Analyst
18 34 (2.98%) Risk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 95 (8.33%) FIX Protocol
2 81 (7.11%) HTML
3 74 (6.49%) .NET
4 68 (5.96%) XML
5 56 (4.91%) WPF
6 52 (4.56%) Spring
7 48 (4.21%) HTML5
8 41 (3.60%) Boost C++ Libraries
9 37 (3.25%) CSS
10 34 (2.98%) FpML
10 34 (2.98%) JMS
11 33 (2.89%) STL
12 31 (2.72%) AngularJS
13 27 (2.37%) Swing
14 24 (2.11%) J2EE
15 23 (2.02%) Middleware
16 22 (1.93%) .NET Framework
16 22 (1.93%) WinForms
17 19 (1.67%) Hibernate
18 18 (1.58%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 292 (25.61%) Derivative
2 256 (22.46%) Fixed Income
3 227 (19.91%) Equities
4 117 (10.26%) Analytical Skills
5 58 (5.09%) Market Risk
6 54 (4.74%) Equity Derivative
7 50 (4.39%) Hedge funds
8 47 (4.12%) Mathematics
9 40 (3.51%) Computer Science
10 38 (3.33%) Credit Risk
10 38 (3.33%) Grid Computing
11 29 (2.54%) Credit Derivative
12 28 (2.46%) Algorithms
13 27 (2.37%) User Experience
14 20 (1.75%) Data Structures
15 18 (1.58%) Fintech
16 16 (1.40%) Physics
17 15 (1.32%) Reference Data
18 12 (1.05%) Enterprise Software
18 12 (1.05%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 187 (16.40%) Linux
2 181 (15.88%) Unix
3 72 (6.32%) Windows
4 19 (1.67%) Solaris
5 15 (1.32%) Windows Server
6 9 (0.79%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (0.44%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (0.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.18%) Windows 7
9 2 (0.18%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.088%) AIX
10 1 (0.088%) Android
10 1 (0.088%) SUSE
10 1 (0.088%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.088%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 219 (19.21%) Multithreading
2 203 (17.81%) Low Latency
3 176 (15.44%) Agile Software Development
4 142 (12.46%) Electronic Trading
5 139 (12.19%) Risk Management
6 103 (9.04%) E-Commerce
7 101 (8.86%) Business Analysis
8 100 (8.77%) Algorithmic Trading
9 85 (7.46%) Analytics
10 82 (7.19%) TDD
11 72 (6.32%) User Acceptance Testing
12 71 (6.23%) Stakeholder Management
13 60 (5.26%) Migration
14 57 (5.00%) Market Making
15 56 (4.91%) Project Management
16 47 (4.12%) OO
17 42 (3.68%) Business Intelligence
18 40 (3.51%) Scrum
19 38 (3.33%) SDLC
19 38 (3.33%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 323 (28.33%) SQL
2 320 (28.07%) Java
3 223 (19.56%) C#
4 201 (17.63%) C++
5 100 (8.77%) Python
6 70 (6.14%) Perl
7 69 (6.05%) JavaScript
8 28 (2.46%) Bash Shell
8 28 (2.46%) VBA
9 23 (2.02%) Scala
10 18 (1.58%) T-SQL
11 15 (1.32%) R
12 14 (1.23%) Shell Script
13 11 (0.96%) C
14 8 (0.70%) PowerShell
15 6 (0.53%) Haskell
15 6 (0.53%) PL/SQL
15 6 (0.53%) XAML
16 5 (0.44%) PHP
17 4 (0.35%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 111 (9.74%) Degree
2 23 (2.02%) PhD
3 7 (0.61%) Security Cleared
4 6 (0.53%) ISTQB
5 5 (0.44%) ISEB
5 5 (0.44%) PMI Certification
5 5 (0.44%) SC Cleared
6 4 (0.35%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (0.18%) CFA
7 2 (0.18%) MBA
7 2 (0.18%) PMP
8 1 (0.088%) CCIE
8 1 (0.088%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.088%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.088%) HND
8 1 (0.088%) MCP
8 1 (0.088%) MCSE
8 1 (0.088%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.088%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 83 (7.28%) QA
2 30 (2.63%) MiFID
3 29 (2.54%) EMIR
4 25 (2.19%) Dodd-Frank
5 10 (0.88%) Data Quality
6 6 (0.53%) Solvency II
7 5 (0.44%) SLA
8 4 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 3 (0.26%) AIFMD
9 3 (0.26%) COBIT
9 3 (0.26%) CRD IV
10 2 (0.18%) Basel III
10 2 (0.18%) COREP
10 2 (0.18%) FATCA
10 2 (0.18%) ISO 9001
11 1 (0.088%) Basel II
11 1 (0.088%) GAAP
11 1 (0.088%) ISO20022
11 1 (0.088%) SEPA
System Software
1 5 (0.44%) Platform Symphony
1 5 (0.44%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.18%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.18%) Hyper-V
2 2 (0.18%) NFS
3 1 (0.088%) KVM
3 1 (0.088%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (0.088%) SRDF
3 1 (0.088%) Terminal Server
3 1 (0.088%) VMware ESX
3 1 (0.088%) Xen
Systems Management
1 35 (3.07%) HP Quality Center
2 24 (2.11%) ITRS Geneos
3 4 (0.35%) Control-M
4 3 (0.26%) Puppet
4 3 (0.26%) Tivoli
5 2 (0.18%) Ganglia
5 2 (0.18%) Kibana
5 2 (0.18%) logstash
5 2 (0.18%) Nagios
5 2 (0.18%) SCOM
5 2 (0.18%) Thomson Reuters DACS
5 2 (0.18%) yum
6 1 (0.088%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.088%) HP Data Protector
6 1 (0.088%) HP SIM
6 1 (0.088%) MOM
Vendors
1 125 (10.96%) Oracle
2 106 (9.30%) Murex
3 68 (5.96%) Sybase
4 36 (3.16%) DataSynapse
4 36 (3.16%) TIBCO
5 33 (2.89%) Microsoft
6 29 (2.54%) Calypso
7 24 (2.11%) Adobe
8 21 (1.84%) Bloomberg
9 20 (1.75%) SunGard
10 18 (1.58%) Reuters
11 17 (1.49%) HP
12 14 (1.23%) Fidessa
12 14 (1.23%) ION Trading
12 14 (1.23%) Splunk
13 13 (1.14%) SAP
13 13 (1.14%) Tableau
14 12 (1.05%) Alteryx
14 12 (1.05%) Informatica
15 9 (0.79%) Cloudera
London
McGregor Boyall
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Posted: 2 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £550 - £700 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £500.00 - £700.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £600 - £750 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Scot Lewis Associates
Rate: From £500 to £700 per day (DOE)
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Networking People
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Pioneer Search
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £650 - £850 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £700 - £800 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £500 - £650 per day
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Surrey
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
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London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
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London
Montash
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £650 - £700 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £525 per day
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Cleveland
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Rate: £250 - £300 per day
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East London
Eames Consulting
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
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City, London
Eames Consulting
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
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East London
Spencer Rose
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East London
Square One Resources
Rate: Up to £360 per day 3 Months rolling
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City, London
TEKsystems
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DCS Recruitment
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Hays London City Cheapside
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City of London
Hays London City Cheapside
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City of London
Hays London City Cheapside
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