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 18 September 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Foreign Exchange (FX)
Rank 178 121 131
Rank change year-on-year
-57 +10
Contract jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) 644 846 808
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.23% 1.78% 1.53%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.98% 5.64% 5.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 493 670 628
Average daily rate
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£600 £550 £553
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -0.49%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £425
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £700 £688
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £450 £456
% change year-on-year
-11.11% -1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 2
Average hourly rate £18.00 £49.00 £87.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-63.26% -44.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £49.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
- +96.00%
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
16162 14993 16176
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 30.97% 31.55% 30.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 9953 9408 9544
Average daily rate £413 £418 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.19% +1.21%
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 £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 679 606 799
Average hourly rate £18.54 £18.95 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.15% -24.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.42 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.90 £17.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -32.69%

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 18 September 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)
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 18 September 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 -18 627 £600 +9.09% 158
South East -4 8 £388 -3.12% 4
Yorkshire - 3 - - 1
South West -37 2 £290 -
North West -7 1 £275 - 2
West Midlands - - - - 3
East of England - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
North East - - - - 1
Foreign Exchange (FX)
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Foreign Exchange (FX)
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 September 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).

1 559 (44.90%) Front Office
2 520 (41.77%) Banking
3 476 (38.23%) Java
4 366 (29.40%) SQL
5 362 (29.08%) Finance
6 330 (26.51%) Investment Banking
6 330 (26.51%) Low Latency
7 287 (23.05%) Multithreading
8 270 (21.69%) Derivative
9 267 (21.45%) Agile Software Development
10 230 (18.47%) Fixed Income
11 216 (17.35%) C++
12 215 (17.27%) Oracle
13 209 (16.79%) C#
14 192 (15.42%) Linux
15 178 (14.30%) UNIX
16 172 (13.82%) Risk Management
17 168 (13.49%) E-Commerce
18 151 (12.13%) Algorithmic Trading
19 147 (11.81%) Python
20 130 (10.44%) Analytical Skills
21 115 (9.24%) Equities
22 113 (9.08%) OO
23 109 (8.76%) JavaScript
23 109 (8.76%) HTML
24 101 (8.11%) 29West
25 98 (7.87%) Electronic Trading
26 96 (7.71%) HTML5
26 96 (7.71%) Windows
27 92 (7.39%) Back Office

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

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 49 (3.94%) Oracle Coherence
2 30 (2.41%) WebSphere
2 30 (2.41%) WebLogic
3 19 (1.53%) Confluence
4 11 (0.88%) IIS
4 11 (0.88%) Tomcat
5 9 (0.72%) TIBCO EMS
6 5 (0.40%) Node.js
6 5 (0.40%) MQSeries
7 4 (0.32%) Apache
8 3 (0.24%) Oracle Workflow
9 2 (0.16%) WebSphere Application Server
9 2 (0.16%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (0.16%) SharePoint
10 1 (0.080%) SAS
10 1 (0.080%) Oracle HTTP Server
10 1 (0.080%) MS Project Server
10 1 (0.080%) Jetty
Applications
1 18 (1.45%) MS Excel
2 13 (1.04%) Spreadsheet
3 12 (0.96%) MS Office
4 3 (0.24%) MS Project
5 2 (0.16%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.080%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.080%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.080%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 43 (3.45%) RMDS
2 13 (1.04%) Markit EDM
3 8 (0.64%) Salerio
4 7 (0.56%) Murex MxG2000
5 4 (0.32%) Oracle EBS
5 4 (0.32%) PeopleSoft Financials
6 2 (0.16%) Oracle Cash Management
6 2 (0.16%) Oracle Assets
6 2 (0.16%) Summit
6 2 (0.16%) Temenos T24
6 2 (0.16%) Bloomberg TOMS
7 1 (0.080%) Oracle BPM
7 1 (0.080%) ION MarketView
7 1 (0.080%) SAP FSCM
7 1 (0.080%) SunGard GMI
7 1 (0.080%) SimCorp Dimension
7 1 (0.080%) LatentZero
7 1 (0.080%) Tesseract
7 1 (0.080%) Minerva
7 1 (0.080%) Sentinel
Communications & Networking
1 48 (3.86%) Firewall
2 38 (3.05%) Multicast
3 29 (2.33%) TCP/IP
4 18 (1.45%) DNS
5 8 (0.64%) Internet
5 8 (0.64%) HTTP
6 5 (0.40%) NetScaler
7 4 (0.32%) LAN
7 4 (0.32%) WAN
8 3 (0.24%) DSL
9 2 (0.16%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (0.16%) SSH
9 2 (0.16%) Ethernet
9 2 (0.16%) LDAP
9 2 (0.16%) ATM
9 2 (0.16%) SWIFTNet
10 1 (0.080%) FCoE
10 1 (0.080%) Fibre Channel
10 1 (0.080%) SAN
10 1 (0.080%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 87 (6.99%) Relational Database
2 44 (3.53%) SQL Server
3 36 (2.89%) KDB
4 22 (1.77%) Oracle Database
5 19 (1.53%) Big Data
6 16 (1.29%) Hazelcast
7 11 (0.88%) Data Warehouse
7 11 (0.88%) Data Mining
8 10 (0.80%) MongoDB
9 8 (0.64%) Oracle Reports
10 6 (0.48%) OLAP
10 6 (0.48%) RDBMS
10 6 (0.48%) SAP BI
11 5 (0.40%) Oracle Database 11g
11 5 (0.40%) Apache Cassandra
11 5 (0.40%) Hadoop
11 5 (0.40%) Oracle Database 10g
11 5 (0.40%) Crystal Reports
11 5 (0.40%) IBM InfoSphere
12 4 (0.32%) DB2
Development Applications
1 46 (3.69%) TeamCity
2 45 (3.61%) JIRA
3 40 (3.21%) Grunt
4 34 (2.73%) WebDriver
5 32 (2.57%) Bower
6 25 (2.01%) Git (software)
7 21 (1.69%) Maven
8 18 (1.45%) JUnit
9 15 (1.20%) Subversion
10 14 (1.12%) Selenium
11 12 (0.96%) Jenkins
12 8 (0.64%) FitNesse
12 8 (0.64%) NUnit
12 8 (0.64%) QuickTest Pro
13 7 (0.56%) Ant
14 6 (0.48%) CruiseControl
14 6 (0.48%) Mockito
15 5 (0.40%) Cucumber
15 5 (0.40%) jMock
15 5 (0.40%) LoadRunner
General
1 559 (44.90%) Front Office
2 520 (41.77%) Banking
3 362 (29.08%) Finance
4 330 (26.51%) Investment Banking
5 92 (7.39%) Back Office
6 28 (2.25%) Financial Institution
7 16 (1.29%) Retail
8 15 (1.20%) Telecoms
9 12 (0.96%) Marketing
10 10 (0.80%) Games
11 9 (0.72%) General Ledger
12 8 (0.64%) Legal
13 5 (0.40%) Corporate Banking
14 4 (0.32%) Retail Banking
14 4 (0.32%) French Language
15 3 (0.24%) Billing
15 3 (0.24%) Advertising
16 2 (0.16%) Publishing
16 2 (0.16%) Wholesale Banking
16 2 (0.16%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 625 (50.20%) Developer
2 256 (20.56%) Analyst
3 233 (18.71%) Java Developer
4 165 (13.25%) Business Analyst
5 103 (8.27%) C# Developer
6 100 (8.03%) C++ Developer
7 86 (6.91%) Senior Developer
8 63 (5.06%) Applications Support
9 61 (4.90%) Project Manager
10 48 (3.86%) Architect
11 47 (3.78%) Python Developer
12 38 (3.05%) Senior Java Developer
13 36 (2.89%) Support Analyst
14 35 (2.81%) Web Developer
15 30 (2.41%) Front Office Developer
16 28 (2.25%) JavaScript Developer
17 26 (2.09%) Development Manager
18 25 (2.01%) .NET Developer
18 25 (2.01%) Quantitative Developer
19 24 (1.93%) Applications Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 109 (8.76%) HTML
2 96 (7.71%) HTML5
3 91 (7.31%) .NET
4 89 (7.15%) XML
5 81 (6.51%) FIX Protocol
6 57 (4.58%) CSS
7 56 (4.50%) Rendezvous
8 54 (4.34%) AngularJS
9 45 (3.61%) Middleware
10 42 (3.37%) Apache Flex
11 40 (3.21%) JMS
12 34 (2.73%) STL
12 34 (2.73%) WPF
12 34 (2.73%) Boost C++ Libraries
13 33 (2.65%) Spring
14 31 (2.49%) WCF
15 29 (2.33%) XSLT
16 25 (2.01%) Swing
16 25 (2.01%) FpML
16 25 (2.01%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 270 (21.69%) Derivative
2 230 (18.47%) Fixed Income
3 130 (10.44%) Analytical Skills
4 115 (9.24%) Equities
5 57 (4.58%) User Experience
6 56 (4.50%) Computer Science
7 40 (3.21%) Equity Derivative
7 40 (3.21%) Credit Derivative
8 28 (2.25%) Interest Rate Derivative
9 26 (2.09%) Mathematics
10 25 (2.01%) Market Risk
11 23 (1.85%) RIA
11 23 (1.85%) Reference Data
12 22 (1.77%) VWAP
12 22 (1.77%) TWAP
13 21 (1.69%) Credit Risk
13 21 (1.69%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
14 16 (1.29%) Grid Computing
15 13 (1.04%) Hedge funds
16 11 (0.88%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 192 (15.42%) Linux
2 178 (14.30%) UNIX
3 96 (7.71%) Windows
4 37 (2.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 32 (2.57%) Solaris
6 13 (1.04%) Windows XP
7 11 (0.88%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (0.16%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.16%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.080%) Oracle Linux
9 1 (0.080%) AIX
9 1 (0.080%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 330 (26.51%) Low Latency
2 287 (23.05%) Multithreading
3 267 (21.45%) Agile Software Development
4 172 (13.82%) Risk Management
5 168 (13.49%) E-Commerce
6 151 (12.13%) Algorithmic Trading
7 113 (9.08%) OO
8 98 (7.87%) Electronic Trading
9 83 (6.67%) Business Analysis
10 82 (6.59%) Project Management
11 63 (5.06%) TDD
12 58 (4.66%) Scrum
13 56 (4.50%) User Acceptance Testing
13 56 (4.50%) Analytics
14 51 (4.10%) Change Management
15 48 (3.86%) Software Engineering
16 42 (3.37%) Workflow
17 39 (3.13%) Stakeholder Management
18 36 (2.89%) Data Modelling
19 32 (2.57%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 476 (38.23%) Java
2 366 (29.40%) SQL
3 216 (17.35%) C++
4 209 (16.79%) C#
5 147 (11.81%) Python
6 109 (8.76%) JavaScript
7 87 (6.99%) Perl
8 23 (1.85%) Shell Script
9 19 (1.53%) VBA
10 14 (1.12%) PL/SQL
11 13 (1.04%) C
12 10 (0.80%) Scala
13 9 (0.72%) Bash Shell
14 8 (0.64%) C-shell
14 8 (0.64%) AWK
15 7 (0.56%) VB.NET
16 5 (0.40%) R
16 5 (0.40%) Haskell
17 4 (0.32%) Korn
17 4 (0.32%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 85 (6.83%) Degree
2 10 (0.80%) PhD
3 6 (0.48%) ISEB
4 5 (0.40%) PMI Certification
5 2 (0.16%) MBA
5 2 (0.16%) HNC
5 2 (0.16%) HND
5 2 (0.16%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.080%) PMP
6 1 (0.080%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (0.080%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (3.61%) EMIR
2 37 (2.97%) QA
3 36 (2.89%) Dodd-Frank
4 9 (0.72%) Basel II
5 8 (0.64%) Data Quality
6 4 (0.32%) MiFID
7 3 (0.24%) AIFMD
8 2 (0.16%) CRD IV
8 2 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.16%) Basel III
9 1 (0.080%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.080%) SLA
9 1 (0.080%) COREP
9 1 (0.080%) FINREP
System Software
1 6 (0.48%) Oracle RAC
2 2 (0.16%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.080%) Squid
3 1 (0.080%) SRDF
3 1 (0.080%) NFS
Systems Management
1 26 (2.09%) ITRS Geneos
2 12 (0.96%) HP Quality Center
3 7 (0.56%) Tivoli
4 6 (0.48%) Control-M
4 6 (0.48%) Nagios
5 5 (0.40%) BMC PATROL
6 2 (0.16%) Puppet
6 2 (0.16%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (0.16%) WMI
6 2 (0.16%) Salt
7 1 (0.080%) ServiceCenter
7 1 (0.080%) SCCM
Vendors
1 215 (17.27%) Oracle
2 101 (8.11%) 29West
3 76 (6.10%) TIBCO
4 48 (3.86%) Murex
5 44 (3.53%) Sybase
6 43 (3.45%) Reuters
7 41 (3.29%) Adobe
8 37 (2.97%) Red Hat
9 25 (2.01%) Microsoft
10 23 (1.85%) eSpeed
10 23 (1.85%) MarketAxess
11 18 (1.45%) Informatica
12 15 (1.20%) Bloomberg
13 14 (1.12%) Charles River
13 14 (1.12%) JBoss
14 13 (1.04%) IBM
15 11 (0.88%) SAP
16 10 (0.80%) Tradeweb
17 9 (0.72%) Fiserv
18 8 (0.64%) Splunk
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