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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Foreign Exchange (FX)
Rank 202 167 136
Rank change year-on-year
-35 -31
Contract jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) 490 553 628
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.06% 1.24% 1.55%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.48% 3.94% 5.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 401 435 518
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£593 £581 £575
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.93% +1.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £450
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £713 £680
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £425 £425
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 1
Average hourly rate £27.50 £42.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.29% +102.38%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £11.38 - -
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
14081 14023 12433
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 30.49% 31.50% 30.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 8990 8805 7549
Average daily rate £425 £410 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £366 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+4.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 564 583 745
Average hourly rate £18.50 £21.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.90% +5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.50%

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 23 January 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)
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 23 January 2015.

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 23 January 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 -8 473 £600 - 160
South East - 12 £410 - 9
West Midlands - 2 - -
East of England +6 1 £415 +3.75% 3
South West -18 1 - - 1
Midlands - 1 - - 1
North East - - - -
Yorkshire - - - - 1
East Midlands - - - - 1
Foreign Exchange (FX)
UK

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

For the 6 months to 23 January 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).

1 571 (48.60%) Front Office
2 478 (40.68%) Banking
3 468 (39.83%) Java
4 379 (32.26%) Finance
5 331 (28.17%) Multithreading
6 325 (27.66%) Investment Banking
7 321 (27.32%) SQL
8 315 (26.81%) Low Latency
9 251 (21.36%) Derivative
10 249 (21.19%) C++
11 222 (18.89%) Agile Software Development
12 190 (16.17%) UNIX
13 184 (15.66%) Fixed Income
14 169 (14.38%) Linux
15 168 (14.30%) C#
16 152 (12.94%) Oracle
17 138 (11.74%) Equities
17 138 (11.74%) Analytical Skills
18 137 (11.66%) Algorithmic Trading
19 122 (10.38%) E-Commerce
20 120 (10.21%) FIX Protocol
21 116 (9.87%) Risk Management
22 89 (7.57%) Python
23 88 (7.49%) Electronic Trading
24 86 (7.32%) HTML
25 83 (7.06%) XML
26 82 (6.98%) OO
27 80 (6.81%) Murex
28 79 (6.72%) Windows
28 79 (6.72%) JavaScript

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

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 23 (1.96%) WebSphere
2 19 (1.62%) WebLogic
3 15 (1.28%) Oracle Coherence
3 15 (1.28%) TIBCO EMS
4 9 (0.77%) Node.js
5 8 (0.68%) Confluence
6 4 (0.34%) Tomcat
7 3 (0.26%) MTS
7 3 (0.26%) Oracle Workflow
8 2 (0.17%) IIS
8 2 (0.17%) SharePoint
9 1 (0.085%) JBoss
9 1 (0.085%) MQSeries
9 1 (0.085%) WebSphere Application Server
9 1 (0.085%) CMS
9 1 (0.085%) Jetty
9 1 (0.085%) Apache Spark
9 1 (0.085%) Apache ServiceMix
9 1 (0.085%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.085%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 26 (2.21%) MS Excel
2 9 (0.77%) MS Office
2 9 (0.77%) Spreadsheet
3 4 (0.34%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.17%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.085%) MS Project
5 1 (0.085%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.085%) Maya
5 1 (0.085%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.085%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 14 (1.19%) Murex MxG2000
2 13 (1.11%) Markit EDM
3 12 (1.02%) ION MarketView
3 12 (1.02%) RMDS
4 6 (0.51%) SAP FI
5 5 (0.43%) Oracle EBS
6 3 (0.26%) Endur
6 3 (0.26%) Salerio
6 3 (0.26%) SAP FI-AP
6 3 (0.26%) Summit
7 2 (0.17%) SAP FSCM
7 2 (0.17%) Oracle Assets
7 2 (0.17%) SAP CO
7 2 (0.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 2 (0.17%) SAP FI/CO
7 2 (0.17%) PeopleSoft Financials
8 1 (0.085%) Global One
8 1 (0.085%) SAP FI-CA
8 1 (0.085%) SAP FI-GL
8 1 (0.085%) HFM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.085%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (0.085%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 23 (1.96%) Firewall
2 18 (1.53%) Multicast
3 17 (1.45%) TCP/IP
4 7 (0.60%) DNS
5 4 (0.34%) ATM
6 3 (0.26%) LAN
6 3 (0.26%) WAN
7 2 (0.17%) tcpdump
7 2 (0.17%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (0.085%) HTTPS
8 1 (0.085%) VoIP
8 1 (0.085%) Ethernet
8 1 (0.085%) HTTP
8 1 (0.085%) Internet
8 1 (0.085%) LDAP
8 1 (0.085%) MPLS
8 1 (0.085%) SSH
8 1 (0.085%) NetScaler
8 1 (0.085%) AMQP
8 1 (0.085%) SWIFTNet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (5.62%) Relational Database
2 50 (4.26%) SQL Server
3 35 (2.98%) KDB
4 20 (1.70%) Big Data
5 15 (1.28%) Hadoop
6 12 (1.02%) MongoDB
7 8 (0.68%) Apache Cassandra
7 8 (0.68%) NoSQL
7 8 (0.68%) RDBMS
8 7 (0.60%) Oracle Database
9 6 (0.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 6 (0.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 5 (0.43%) Data Warehouse
10 5 (0.43%) HBase
11 4 (0.34%) OLAP
11 4 (0.34%) Data Mining
12 3 (0.26%) MS Access
12 3 (0.26%) QlikView
12 3 (0.26%) Datomic
13 2 (0.17%) Xcelsius
Development Applications
1 45 (3.83%) TeamCity
2 42 (3.57%) JIRA
3 31 (2.64%) Grunt
4 29 (2.47%) JUnit
5 26 (2.21%) WebDriver
6 25 (2.13%) Ant
7 24 (2.04%) CruiseControl
8 22 (1.87%) Bower
9 20 (1.70%) Maven
10 14 (1.19%) Git (software)
11 11 (0.94%) Subversion
12 7 (0.60%) ClearCase
12 7 (0.60%) NUnit
13 6 (0.51%) QuickTest Pro
14 5 (0.43%) Jasmine
14 5 (0.43%) Jenkins
15 4 (0.34%) Mockito
15 4 (0.34%) Karma Test Runner
15 4 (0.34%) Selenium
15 4 (0.34%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 571 (48.60%) Front Office
2 478 (40.68%) Banking
3 379 (32.26%) Finance
4 325 (27.66%) Investment Banking
5 70 (5.96%) Back Office
6 34 (2.89%) Financial Institution
7 14 (1.19%) Telecoms
8 12 (1.02%) Retail
9 10 (0.85%) Marketing
10 6 (0.51%) Retail Banking
10 6 (0.51%) Legal
11 4 (0.34%) French Language
12 3 (0.26%) Corporate Banking
12 3 (0.26%) General Ledger
13 2 (0.17%) Billing
13 2 (0.17%) Wholesale Banking
13 2 (0.17%) Games
13 2 (0.17%) Electronics
13 2 (0.17%) Manufacturing
13 2 (0.17%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 612 (52.09%) Developer
2 280 (23.83%) Java Developer
3 276 (23.49%) Analyst
4 174 (14.81%) Business Analyst
5 133 (11.32%) C++ Developer
6 84 (7.15%) Senior Developer
7 67 (5.70%) C# Developer
8 48 (4.09%) Applications Support
9 46 (3.91%) Architect
10 45 (3.83%) Support Analyst
11 40 (3.40%) Project Manager
12 39 (3.32%) Senior Java Developer
13 37 (3.15%) JavaScript Developer
14 30 (2.55%) Python Developer
15 25 (2.13%) Test Analyst
16 23 (1.96%) Quantitative Developer
17 22 (1.87%) Web Developer
18 20 (1.70%) Consultant
18 20 (1.70%) Applications Support Analyst
19 19 (1.62%) Front Office Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 120 (10.21%) FIX Protocol
2 86 (7.32%) HTML
3 83 (7.06%) XML
4 78 (6.64%) HTML5
5 54 (4.60%) Boost C++ Libraries
5 54 (4.60%) Middleware
6 53 (4.51%) .NET
7 52 (4.43%) STL
8 50 (4.26%) AngularJS
9 46 (3.91%) CSS
10 44 (3.74%) Spring
11 43 (3.66%) WPF
11 43 (3.66%) Swing
12 41 (3.49%) Rendezvous
13 40 (3.40%) JMS
14 33 (2.81%) XSLT
15 31 (2.64%) FpML
16 29 (2.47%) Hibernate
17 23 (1.96%) JDBC
18 21 (1.79%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 251 (21.36%) Derivative
2 184 (15.66%) Fixed Income
3 138 (11.74%) Equities
3 138 (11.74%) Analytical Skills
4 53 (4.51%) Credit Derivative
5 44 (3.74%) Mathematics
6 39 (3.32%) Equity Derivative
7 38 (3.23%) Algorithms
8 36 (3.06%) User Experience
9 32 (2.72%) Interest Rate Derivative
10 29 (2.47%) Computer Science
11 24 (2.04%) Market Risk
12 19 (1.62%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
13 16 (1.36%) RIA
14 15 (1.28%) Grid Computing
14 15 (1.28%) VWAP
14 15 (1.28%) Data Structures
14 15 (1.28%) TWAP
15 14 (1.19%) Hedge funds
16 13 (1.11%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 190 (16.17%) UNIX
2 169 (14.38%) Linux
3 79 (6.72%) Windows
4 14 (1.19%) Solaris
5 13 (1.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (0.17%) Windows 7
6 2 (0.17%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (0.17%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.085%) Windows 2000
7 1 (0.085%) SUSE
7 1 (0.085%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 331 (28.17%) Multithreading
2 315 (26.81%) Low Latency
3 222 (18.89%) Agile Software Development
4 137 (11.66%) Algorithmic Trading
5 122 (10.38%) E-Commerce
6 116 (9.87%) Risk Management
7 88 (7.49%) Electronic Trading
8 82 (6.98%) OO
9 79 (6.72%) Business Analysis
10 73 (6.21%) TDD
11 69 (5.87%) Project Management
12 63 (5.36%) User Acceptance Testing
13 55 (4.68%) Ultra-Low Latency
14 53 (4.51%) Data Modelling
15 49 (4.17%) Scrum
16 37 (3.15%) Continuous Integration
17 36 (3.06%) Workflow
18 35 (2.98%) Analytics
18 35 (2.98%) Stakeholder Management
19 31 (2.64%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 468 (39.83%) Java
2 321 (27.32%) SQL
3 249 (21.19%) C++
4 168 (14.30%) C#
5 89 (7.57%) Python
6 79 (6.72%) JavaScript
7 54 (4.60%) Perl
8 32 (2.72%) VBA
9 16 (1.36%) Bash Shell
9 16 (1.36%) Shell Script
10 15 (1.28%) C
11 10 (0.85%) Ruby
12 9 (0.77%) Scala
13 8 (0.68%) PL/SQL
13 8 (0.68%) VBScript
14 7 (0.60%) VB
15 6 (0.51%) PowerShell
16 5 (0.43%) T-SQL
16 5 (0.43%) Groovy
17 4 (0.34%) Korn
Qualifications
1 63 (5.36%) Degree
2 7 (0.60%) ISEB
3 4 (0.34%) PhD
4 2 (0.17%) ISTQB
4 2 (0.17%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.085%) PMP
5 1 (0.085%) Postgraduate
5 1 (0.085%) CIMA
5 1 (0.085%) ACCA
5 1 (0.085%) CFA
5 1 (0.085%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (0.085%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (0.085%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (1.96%) QA
2 16 (1.36%) EMIR
3 8 (0.68%) Dodd-Frank
4 5 (0.43%) MiFID
5 4 (0.34%) Data Quality
6 3 (0.26%) ISO 9001
6 3 (0.26%) Basel II
6 3 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.17%) CRD IV
8 1 (0.085%) SLA
8 1 (0.085%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.085%) FATCA
8 1 (0.085%) Basel III
System Software
1 1 (0.085%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.085%) Oracle RAC
1 1 (0.085%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 21 (1.79%) HP Quality Center
2 16 (1.36%) ITRS Geneos
3 7 (0.60%) Control-M
4 1 (0.085%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.085%) BMC PATROL
4 1 (0.085%) Nagios
4 1 (0.085%) SCCM
4 1 (0.085%) Salt
4 1 (0.085%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.085%) Puppet
Vendors
1 152 (12.94%) Oracle
2 80 (6.81%) Murex
3 62 (5.28%) TIBCO
4 51 (4.34%) Sybase
5 46 (3.91%) 29West
6 24 (2.04%) Bloomberg
7 23 (1.96%) Reuters
8 21 (1.79%) Adobe
9 19 (1.62%) SAP
10 18 (1.53%) Microsoft
11 17 (1.45%) ION Trading
12 13 (1.11%) Red Hat
12 13 (1.11%) Informatica
13 12 (1.02%) thinkFolio
13 12 (1.02%) HP
14 10 (0.85%) Splunk
15 9 (0.77%) eSpeed
15 9 (0.77%) MarketAxess
16 8 (0.68%) Calypso
17 7 (0.60%) Remedy
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