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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Foreign Exchange (FX) over the 3 months to 26 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Foreign Exchange (FX)
Rank 262 220 187
Rank change year-on-year
-42 -33
Contract jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) 439 559 642
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.88% 1.07% 1.22%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.63% 3.22% 3.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 330 409 490
Median daily rate £575 £575 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £417 £475
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £700 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £351 £650 £400
% change year-on-year
-46.07% +62.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £16.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -8.33%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £16.50 -
Foreign Exchange (FX)
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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
16684 17374 17197
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 33.45% 33.41% 32.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 10865 11025 10531
Median daily rate £425 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 597 742 757
Median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +2.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.87 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £44.21 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.75 £18.88 £17.88
% change year-on-year
+15.20% +5.62%

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing Foreign Exchange (FX) as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 26 September 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) within the England region over the 3 months to 26 September 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -39 415 £575 - 88
North West +15 9 £325 -27.77% 2
South East +15 8 £344 -47.15% 3
South West - 3 £500 - 1
North East - 1 £93 -
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Foreign Exchange (FX)
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for Foreign Exchange (FX).

1 370 (41.48%) Finance
1 370 (41.48%) Banking
2 359 (40.25%) Front Office
3 277 (31.05%) Java
4 231 (25.90%) Agile Software Development
5 207 (23.21%) SQL
6 200 (22.42%) Investment Banking
7 178 (19.96%) Fixed Income
8 163 (18.27%) Electronic Trading
9 159 (17.83%) C#
10 157 (17.60%) Derivative
11 152 (17.04%) Low Latency
12 126 (14.13%) Multithreading
13 125 (14.01%) Equities
14 121 (13.57%) Unix
15 119 (13.34%) Linux
16 117 (13.12%) Risk Management
17 112 (12.56%) Python
18 111 (12.44%) C++
19 105 (11.77%) Oracle
20 96 (10.76%) Analytical Skills
21 84 (9.42%) HTML
22 82 (9.19%) JavaScript
23 79 (8.86%) SQL Server
24 78 (8.74%) Business Analysis
25 73 (8.18%) TDD
25 73 (8.18%) Project Management
25 73 (8.18%) Algorithmic Trading
26 72 (8.07%) Degree
27 68 (7.62%) JIRA

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 40 (4.48%) Confluence
2 32 (3.59%) WebSphere
3 22 (2.47%) IIS
4 16 (1.79%) WebLogic
5 11 (1.23%) Apache Spark
6 7 (0.78%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 6 (0.67%) CMS
8 4 (0.45%) JBoss
8 4 (0.45%) OpenStack
8 4 (0.45%) Oracle Coherence
8 4 (0.45%) SAS
8 4 (0.45%) WebSphere Application Server
9 3 (0.34%) Oracle Workflow
9 3 (0.34%) Tomcat
10 2 (0.22%) Apache
10 2 (0.22%) MQSeries
10 2 (0.22%) MS Exchange
11 1 (0.11%) BizTalk Server
11 1 (0.11%) CICS
11 1 (0.11%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 16 (1.79%) MS Excel
2 10 (1.12%) MS Visio
3 9 (1.01%) MS Office
4 6 (0.67%) Photoshop
5 5 (0.56%) MS PowerPoint
6 4 (0.45%) MS Project
7 3 (0.34%) Mathematica
7 3 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.11%) LaTeX
8 1 (0.11%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 20 (2.24%) RMDS
2 15 (1.68%) SAP FI
3 14 (1.57%) ION MarketView
4 5 (0.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 5 (0.56%) thinkFolio
5 4 (0.45%) Findur
5 4 (0.45%) SAP CO
5 4 (0.45%) SAP FI/CO
6 3 (0.34%) Summit
7 2 (0.22%) Bloomberg TOMS
7 2 (0.22%) Markit EDM
7 2 (0.22%) SimCorp Dimension
7 2 (0.22%) SunGard GMI
8 1 (0.11%) Eikon
8 1 (0.11%) Kondor
8 1 (0.11%) MetaTrader
8 1 (0.11%) Murex MxG2000
8 1 (0.11%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
8 1 (0.11%) SAP BPC
8 1 (0.11%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 6 (0.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (0.45%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
2 4 (0.45%) OpenShift
2 4 (0.45%) PaaS
3 1 (0.11%) Heroku
3 1 (0.11%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 27 (3.03%) TCP/IP
2 26 (2.91%) Firewall
3 14 (1.57%) SAN
4 11 (1.23%) Multicast
5 7 (0.78%) DSL
6 6 (0.67%) NAS
7 5 (0.56%) Internet
7 5 (0.56%) LAN
8 4 (0.45%) Fibre Channel
8 4 (0.45%) iSCSI
8 4 (0.45%) WAN
9 3 (0.34%) FCoE
9 3 (0.34%) FTP
9 3 (0.34%) SSL
9 3 (0.34%) VPN
10 2 (0.22%) ATM
11 1 (0.11%) CTI
11 1 (0.11%) Intranet
11 1 (0.11%) NGN
11 1 (0.11%) SNA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 79 (8.86%) SQL Server
2 29 (3.25%) Relational Database
3 18 (2.02%) Big Data
4 16 (1.79%) Hadoop
4 16 (1.79%) KDB
5 12 (1.35%) Data Warehouse
5 12 (1.35%) SQL Server 2008
6 11 (1.23%) Data Mart
7 10 (1.12%) Apache Cassandra
7 10 (1.12%) RDBMS
8 8 (0.90%) NoSQL
8 8 (0.90%) SQL Server 2012
8 8 (0.90%) Tick Data
9 7 (0.78%) InfluxDB
9 7 (0.78%) QlikView
9 7 (0.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 7 (0.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 6 (0.67%) Kdb+
10 6 (0.67%) Spotfire
10 6 (0.67%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 68 (7.62%) JIRA
2 55 (6.17%) Maven
3 41 (4.60%) Selenium
4 35 (3.92%) JUnit
5 34 (3.81%) Subversion
6 32 (3.59%) Jenkins
7 24 (2.69%) Cucumber
8 23 (2.58%) Gradle
9 20 (2.24%) Ant
9 20 (2.24%) jMock
9 20 (2.24%) SoapUI
10 19 (2.13%) Git (software)
10 19 (2.13%) TeamCity
11 18 (2.02%) JMeter
12 17 (1.91%) WebDriver
13 16 (1.79%) Hudson
14 13 (1.46%) Grunt
15 9 (1.01%) gulp
15 9 (1.01%) JBehave
16 7 (0.78%) Vagrant
General
1 370 (41.48%) Banking
1 370 (41.48%) Finance
2 359 (40.25%) Front Office
3 200 (22.42%) Investment Banking
4 47 (5.27%) Back Office
5 23 (2.58%) Financial Institution
6 19 (2.13%) Retail
7 16 (1.79%) Legal
8 7 (0.78%) Retail Banking
8 7 (0.78%) Telecoms
9 6 (0.67%) General Ledger
10 4 (0.45%) Law
10 4 (0.45%) Marketing
11 3 (0.34%) Corporate Banking
11 3 (0.34%) Electronics
11 3 (0.34%) French Language
11 3 (0.34%) Manufacturing
12 2 (0.22%) Advertising
12 2 (0.22%) Spanish Language
13 1 (0.11%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 373 (41.82%) Developer
2 277 (31.05%) Analyst
3 159 (17.83%) Business Analyst
4 137 (15.36%) Java Developer
5 78 (8.74%) C# Developer
6 65 (7.29%) Project Manager
6 65 (7.29%) Senior Developer
7 56 (6.28%) C++ Developer
8 47 (5.27%) Front Office Developer
9 41 (4.60%) Banking Analyst
10 40 (4.48%) FX Business Analyst
10 40 (4.48%) Test Analyst
11 37 (4.15%) Support Analyst
12 36 (4.04%) Consultant
13 34 (3.81%) Senior Analyst
14 32 (3.59%) Senior Java Developer
15 30 (3.36%) FX Support Analyst
16 29 (3.25%) Applications Support
17 28 (3.14%) Architect
17 28 (3.14%) Senior Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 84 (9.42%) HTML
2 68 (7.62%) FIX Protocol
3 62 (6.95%) HTML5
3 62 (6.95%) XML
4 60 (6.73%) WPF
5 56 (6.28%) AngularJS
6 55 (6.17%) .NET
7 53 (5.94%) Spring
8 45 (5.04%) Hibernate
9 41 (4.60%) CSS
10 37 (4.15%) JMS
10 37 (4.15%) Web Services
11 36 (4.04%) Java EE
12 34 (3.81%) Rendezvous
13 33 (3.70%) REST
14 27 (3.03%) WinForms
15 24 (2.69%) FpML
16 23 (2.58%) Middleware
17 21 (2.35%) WebSphere MQ
18 18 (2.02%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 178 (19.96%) Fixed Income
2 157 (17.60%) Derivative
3 125 (14.01%) Equities
4 96 (10.76%) Analytical Skills
5 40 (4.48%) Computer Science
6 34 (3.81%) Market Risk
7 27 (3.03%) Credit Derivative
7 27 (3.03%) User Experience
8 26 (2.91%) Algorithms
9 24 (2.69%) Mathematics
9 24 (2.69%) SWIFT
10 23 (2.58%) Data Structures
11 22 (2.47%) Fintech
12 19 (2.13%) Equity Derivative
13 18 (2.02%) OTC Derivatives
14 15 (1.68%) Reference Data
15 14 (1.57%) Hedge funds
16 12 (1.35%) Virtual Team
17 11 (1.23%) Grid Computing
17 11 (1.23%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 121 (13.57%) Unix
2 119 (13.34%) Linux
3 57 (6.39%) Windows
4 11 (1.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 11 (1.23%) Solaris
5 8 (0.90%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (0.67%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (0.45%) Windows Server
8 3 (0.34%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.11%) Android
9 1 (0.11%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.11%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.11%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 231 (25.90%) Agile Software Development
2 163 (18.27%) Electronic Trading
3 152 (17.04%) Low Latency
4 126 (14.13%) Multithreading
5 117 (13.12%) Risk Management
6 78 (8.74%) Business Analysis
7 73 (8.18%) Algorithmic Trading
7 73 (8.18%) Project Management
7 73 (8.18%) TDD
8 67 (7.51%) E-Commerce
9 60 (6.73%) Stakeholder Management
10 57 (6.39%) OO
11 49 (5.49%) Continuous Integration
11 49 (5.49%) Market Making
11 49 (5.49%) Migration
12 48 (5.38%) Unit Testing
13 47 (5.27%) DevOps
14 40 (4.48%) SDLC
15 39 (4.37%) BDD
16 38 (4.26%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 277 (31.05%) Java
2 207 (23.21%) SQL
3 159 (17.83%) C#
4 112 (12.56%) Python
5 111 (12.44%) C++
6 82 (9.19%) JavaScript
7 29 (3.25%) Perl
8 19 (2.13%) Shell Script
9 16 (1.79%) Groovy
9 16 (1.79%) VBA
10 12 (1.35%) Haskell
10 12 (1.35%) Scala
11 10 (1.12%) MATLAB
11 10 (1.12%) PL/SQL
11 10 (1.12%) PowerShell
12 8 (0.90%) C
13 7 (0.78%) R
13 7 (0.78%) TypeScript
14 6 (0.67%) Bash Shell
14 6 (0.67%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 72 (8.07%) Degree
2 29 (3.25%) ISEB
3 17 (1.91%) ISTQB
3 17 (1.91%) PhD
4 3 (0.34%) CFA
4 3 (0.34%) ISEB Practitioner
4 3 (0.34%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (0.34%) PMP
5 2 (0.22%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (0.11%) MBA
6 1 (0.11%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (6.39%) QA
2 44 (4.93%) MiFID
3 21 (2.35%) EMIR
4 17 (1.91%) Dodd-Frank
5 7 (0.78%) SDET
6 6 (0.67%) SLA
7 5 (0.56%) SEPA
8 4 (0.45%) GAAP
9 3 (0.34%) Basel III
9 3 (0.34%) FATCA
9 3 (0.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 2 (0.22%) Basel II
10 2 (0.22%) Solvency II
11 1 (0.11%) COREP
11 1 (0.11%) CRD IV
System Software
1 11 (1.23%) Docker
1 11 (1.23%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (0.67%) VMware ESX
3 4 (0.45%) HDFS
3 4 (0.45%) NFS
4 3 (0.34%) Hyper-V
4 3 (0.34%) KVM
4 3 (0.34%) SRDF
4 3 (0.34%) Xen
5 1 (0.11%) Apache Flume
5 1 (0.11%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 1 (0.11%) vCloud
5 1 (0.11%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 21 (2.35%) Puppet
2 13 (1.46%) ITRS Geneos
3 6 (0.67%) Ansible
3 6 (0.67%) NetBackup
4 5 (0.56%) Control-M
4 5 (0.56%) HP Quality Center
4 5 (0.56%) Nagios
4 5 (0.56%) yum
5 4 (0.45%) Grafana
6 3 (0.34%) BladeLogic
6 3 (0.34%) BMC PATROL
6 3 (0.34%) Graphite
7 1 (0.11%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.11%) Cobbler
7 1 (0.11%) Hadoop YARN
7 1 (0.11%) Kibana
7 1 (0.11%) logstash
7 1 (0.11%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.11%) Thomson Reuters DACS
7 1 (0.11%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 105 (11.77%) Oracle
2 60 (6.73%) Murex
3 45 (5.04%) TIBCO
4 43 (4.82%) Sybase
5 32 (3.59%) Atlassian
6 26 (2.91%) SAP
7 22 (2.47%) Microsoft
7 22 (2.47%) Reuters
8 19 (2.13%) FXall
9 18 (2.02%) ION Trading
10 17 (1.91%) Bloomberg
10 17 (1.91%) Currenex
11 16 (1.79%) Rally
12 15 (1.68%) VMware
13 14 (1.57%) Red Hat
13 14 (1.57%) Splunk
13 14 (1.57%) Sun
14 13 (1.46%) Adobe
14 13 (1.46%) HP
14 13 (1.46%) Informatica
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