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 23 July 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
23 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Foreign Exchange (FX)
Rank 273 216 185
Rank change year-on-year
-57 -31
Contract jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) 435 540 585
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.87% 1.05% 1.22%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.60% 3.20% 3.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 356 439 462
Median daily rate £600 £600 £625
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £486
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £725 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £450 £383
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +17.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Median hourly rate £65.00 - £19.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
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
16726 16874 15817
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 33.50% 32.70% 32.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 10894 10786 9685
Median daily rate £425 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £620 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 584 664 640
Median hourly rate £20.81 £18.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.58% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £12.91
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.36 £18.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
+18.63% -12.19%

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 23 July 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)
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 July 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) within the England region over the 3 months to 23 July 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 -45 411 £600 - 104
South East +12 18 £438 -2.77% 5
Yorkshire - 3 £350 -
East of England +20 1 £600 -
North East - 1 £93 -
West Midlands - 1 £396 - 2
Foreign Exchange (FX)
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Foreign Exchange (FX)
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 July 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).

1 468 (44.53%) Front Office
2 443 (42.15%) Banking
3 397 (37.77%) Finance
4 354 (33.68%) Java
5 262 (24.93%) Investment Banking
6 253 (24.07%) SQL
7 238 (22.65%) C#
8 221 (21.03%) Electronic Trading
9 219 (20.84%) Agile Software Development
10 204 (19.41%) Multithreading
10 204 (19.41%) Low Latency
11 202 (19.22%) Derivative
12 193 (18.36%) C++
13 186 (17.70%) Fixed Income
14 172 (16.37%) Linux
15 157 (14.94%) Unix
16 137 (13.04%) Equities
17 134 (12.75%) Risk Management
18 117 (11.13%) Python
19 116 (11.04%) Analytical Skills
20 111 (10.56%) Oracle
21 104 (9.90%) E-Commerce
22 100 (9.51%) HTML
23 92 (8.75%) TDD
24 89 (8.47%) WPF
25 87 (8.28%) Algorithmic Trading
26 85 (8.09%) JavaScript
27 82 (7.80%) FIX Protocol
28 80 (7.61%) Project Management
29 78 (7.42%) Business Analysis

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 32 (3.04%) Confluence
2 27 (2.57%) WebSphere
3 21 (2.00%) WebLogic
4 17 (1.62%) Oracle Coherence
5 14 (1.33%) IIS
6 7 (0.67%) Apache Spark
6 7 (0.67%) Tomcat
7 5 (0.48%) Mule
8 4 (0.38%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 4 (0.38%) CMS
8 4 (0.38%) OpenStack
8 4 (0.38%) SAS
8 4 (0.38%) SharePoint
8 4 (0.38%) WebSphere Application Server
9 3 (0.29%) Apache
9 3 (0.29%) JBoss
10 2 (0.19%) Exchange Server 2013
10 2 (0.19%) Jetty
10 2 (0.19%) MS Exchange
11 1 (0.095%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 21 (2.00%) MS Excel
2 12 (1.14%) MS Visio
3 11 (1.05%) MS Office
4 9 (0.86%) Photoshop
5 6 (0.57%) MS PowerPoint
6 5 (0.48%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.38%) Adobe Illustrator
8 2 (0.19%) Mathematica
Business Applications
1 13 (1.24%) ION MarketView
2 8 (0.76%) Summit
3 7 (0.67%) RMDS
4 3 (0.29%) Loan IQ
4 3 (0.29%) SAP FI
4 3 (0.29%) SunGard Martini
5 2 (0.19%) Bloomberg TOMS
5 2 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.19%) SimCorp Dimension
5 2 (0.19%) thinkFolio
6 1 (0.095%) Eikon
6 1 (0.095%) Findur
6 1 (0.095%) Front Arena
6 1 (0.095%) Kondor
6 1 (0.095%) MetaTrader
6 1 (0.095%) Murex MxG2000
6 1 (0.095%) OpenText MBPM
6 1 (0.095%) SAP BPC
6 1 (0.095%) TradeThru
6 1 (0.095%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 7 (0.67%) Cloud Computing
1 7 (0.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (0.38%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (0.38%) OpenShift
2 4 (0.38%) PaaS
3 1 (0.095%) Heroku
3 1 (0.095%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 31 (2.95%) Firewall
2 20 (1.90%) TCP/IP
3 17 (1.62%) Multicast
4 11 (1.05%) SAN
5 6 (0.57%) NAS
6 4 (0.38%) Fibre Channel
6 4 (0.38%) Internet
6 4 (0.38%) iSCSI
6 4 (0.38%) LAN
6 4 (0.38%) WAN
7 3 (0.29%) FCoE
7 3 (0.29%) FTP
7 3 (0.29%) SSL
7 3 (0.29%) VPN
8 2 (0.19%) ATM
8 2 (0.19%) BGP
9 1 (0.095%) DSL
9 1 (0.095%) Intranet
9 1 (0.095%) NGN
9 1 (0.095%) SNA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 72 (6.85%) SQL Server
2 39 (3.71%) Relational Database
3 30 (2.85%) KDB
4 16 (1.52%) Tick Data
5 15 (1.43%) Oracle Database
6 13 (1.24%) Data Mart
7 12 (1.14%) Data Warehouse
8 11 (1.05%) QlikView
9 9 (0.86%) Big Data
9 9 (0.86%) Hadoop
10 8 (0.76%) RDBMS
11 7 (0.67%) Apache Cassandra
11 7 (0.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 6 (0.57%) PostgreSQL
12 6 (0.57%) SQL Server 2008
12 6 (0.57%) SQL Server 2012
13 5 (0.48%) InfluxDB
13 5 (0.48%) OLAP
13 5 (0.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 4 (0.38%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 70 (6.66%) JIRA
2 56 (5.33%) Maven
3 48 (4.57%) Selenium
4 28 (2.66%) JUnit
5 27 (2.57%) Jenkins
6 23 (2.19%) Subversion
7 20 (1.90%) Cucumber
7 20 (1.90%) Grunt
7 20 (1.90%) TeamCity
8 17 (1.62%) gulp
9 16 (1.52%) Gradle
10 15 (1.43%) jMock
10 15 (1.43%) SoapUI
11 14 (1.33%) Ant
12 13 (1.24%) Git (software)
12 13 (1.24%) WebDriver
13 11 (1.05%) Hudson
13 11 (1.05%) JMeter
14 9 (0.86%) JBehave
14 9 (0.86%) Mockito
General
1 468 (44.53%) Front Office
2 443 (42.15%) Banking
3 397 (37.77%) Finance
4 262 (24.93%) Investment Banking
5 62 (5.90%) Back Office
6 21 (2.00%) Retail
7 15 (1.43%) Financial Institution
8 12 (1.14%) Legal
9 10 (0.95%) Telecoms
10 8 (0.76%) General Ledger
11 7 (0.67%) Retail Banking
12 5 (0.48%) Games
13 4 (0.38%) French Language
13 4 (0.38%) Law
14 2 (0.19%) Corporate Banking
14 2 (0.19%) Marketing
14 2 (0.19%) Spanish Language
15 1 (0.095%) Billing
15 1 (0.095%) International Banking
15 1 (0.095%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 511 (48.62%) Developer
2 262 (24.93%) Analyst
3 184 (17.51%) Java Developer
4 156 (14.84%) Business Analyst
5 109 (10.37%) C# Developer
6 97 (9.23%) Senior Developer
7 93 (8.85%) C++ Developer
8 77 (7.33%) Front Office Developer
9 63 (5.99%) Project Manager
10 48 (4.57%) Senior Java Developer
11 46 (4.38%) FX Business Analyst
12 45 (4.28%) Applications Support
13 41 (3.90%) Banking Analyst
14 37 (3.52%) Test Analyst
15 33 (3.14%) Support Analyst
16 32 (3.04%) Electronic Trading Developer
16 32 (3.04%) Senior Analyst
17 29 (2.76%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
17 29 (2.76%) Quantitative Developer
18 28 (2.66%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 100 (9.51%) HTML
2 89 (8.47%) WPF
3 82 (7.80%) FIX Protocol
4 74 (7.04%) HTML5
5 71 (6.76%) .NET
6 66 (6.28%) Spring
7 65 (6.18%) XML
8 60 (5.71%) AngularJS
9 54 (5.14%) CSS
10 49 (4.66%) Hibernate
11 44 (4.19%) JMS
12 43 (4.09%) WinForms
13 36 (3.43%) REST
14 34 (3.24%) Java EE
15 30 (2.85%) Rendezvous
16 28 (2.66%) Web Services
17 23 (2.19%) Middleware
17 23 (2.19%) Reactive Extensions
18 22 (2.09%) WCF
19 21 (2.00%) Boost C++ Libraries
Miscellaneous
1 202 (19.22%) Derivative
2 186 (17.70%) Fixed Income
3 137 (13.04%) Equities
4 116 (11.04%) Analytical Skills
5 46 (4.38%) Computer Science
6 38 (3.62%) Credit Derivative
7 37 (3.52%) Market Risk
8 33 (3.14%) Mathematics
9 31 (2.95%) Algorithms
9 31 (2.95%) User Experience
10 27 (2.57%) SWIFT
11 24 (2.28%) Credit Risk
12 22 (2.09%) Data Structures
13 21 (2.00%) OTC Derivatives
14 19 (1.81%) Equity Derivative
15 17 (1.62%) Grid Computing
16 14 (1.33%) Fintech
17 13 (1.24%) Reference Data
18 11 (1.05%) Hedge funds
19 9 (0.86%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 172 (16.37%) Linux
2 157 (14.94%) Unix
3 60 (5.71%) Windows
4 16 (1.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 13 (1.24%) Solaris
6 8 (0.76%) Windows 7
7 7 (0.67%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (0.57%) Windows Server
9 5 (0.48%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (0.38%) Windows 8
11 3 (0.29%) Windows Server 2003
12 2 (0.19%) Android
13 1 (0.095%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.095%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 221 (21.03%) Electronic Trading
2 219 (20.84%) Agile Software Development
3 204 (19.41%) Low Latency
3 204 (19.41%) Multithreading
4 134 (12.75%) Risk Management
5 104 (9.90%) E-Commerce
6 92 (8.75%) TDD
7 87 (8.28%) Algorithmic Trading
8 80 (7.61%) Project Management
9 78 (7.42%) Business Analysis
10 74 (7.04%) OO
11 68 (6.47%) Stakeholder Management
12 67 (6.37%) Market Making
13 60 (5.71%) Migration
14 50 (4.76%) Unit Testing
15 48 (4.57%) User Acceptance Testing
16 44 (4.19%) SDLC
17 43 (4.09%) Performance Optimisation
18 42 (4.00%) Analytics
19 41 (3.90%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 354 (33.68%) Java
2 253 (24.07%) SQL
3 238 (22.65%) C#
4 193 (18.36%) C++
5 117 (11.13%) Python
6 85 (8.09%) JavaScript
7 52 (4.95%) Perl
8 27 (2.57%) Shell Script
9 21 (2.00%) VBA
10 13 (1.24%) Bash Shell
10 13 (1.24%) PL/SQL
10 13 (1.24%) TypeScript
11 11 (1.05%) Groovy
12 10 (0.95%) MATLAB
12 10 (0.95%) Scala
13 9 (0.86%) VB
14 8 (0.76%) Haskell
14 8 (0.76%) PowerShell
15 7 (0.67%) T-SQL
16 5 (0.48%) C
Qualifications
1 67 (6.37%) Degree
2 34 (3.24%) PhD
3 25 (2.38%) ISEB
4 17 (1.62%) ISTQB
5 4 (0.38%) PMI Certification
5 4 (0.38%) PMP
6 3 (0.29%) CFA
6 3 (0.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (0.29%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (0.19%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 2 (0.19%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (0.095%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (0.095%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 74 (7.04%) QA
2 26 (2.47%) MiFID
3 10 (0.95%) Dodd-Frank
3 10 (0.95%) EMIR
4 4 (0.38%) SLA
5 3 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.19%) Basel III
6 2 (0.19%) COREP
6 2 (0.19%) CRD IV
6 2 (0.19%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.19%) FATCA
6 2 (0.19%) SDET
6 2 (0.19%) SEPA
6 2 (0.19%) Solvency II
System Software
1 7 (0.67%) Docker
1 7 (0.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (0.38%) NFS
2 4 (0.38%) VMware ESX
3 3 (0.29%) Hyper-V
3 3 (0.29%) KVM
3 3 (0.29%) SRDF
3 3 (0.29%) Xen
4 1 (0.095%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.095%) Apache Flume
4 1 (0.095%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 1 (0.095%) HDFS
4 1 (0.095%) vCloud
4 1 (0.095%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 21 (2.00%) ITRS Geneos
2 12 (1.14%) Puppet
3 6 (0.57%) HP Quality Center
4 5 (0.48%) Ansible
4 5 (0.48%) Nagios
4 5 (0.48%) yum
5 4 (0.38%) Control-M
5 4 (0.38%) Grafana
5 4 (0.38%) NetBackup
5 4 (0.38%) Tivoli
6 3 (0.29%) BladeLogic
6 3 (0.29%) BMC PATROL
6 3 (0.29%) Graphite
7 2 (0.19%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (0.19%) SCOM
8 1 (0.095%) Backup Exec
8 1 (0.095%) Cobbler
8 1 (0.095%) Hadoop YARN
8 1 (0.095%) MOM
8 1 (0.095%) OpenView
Vendors
1 111 (10.56%) Oracle
2 71 (6.76%) Murex
3 52 (4.95%) Sybase
4 40 (3.81%) TIBCO
5 33 (3.14%) Microsoft
6 31 (2.95%) Calypso
7 24 (2.28%) Bloomberg
8 23 (2.19%) Atlassian
9 21 (2.00%) Adobe
9 21 (2.00%) Reuters
10 19 (1.81%) Red Hat
11 17 (1.62%) ION Trading
12 16 (1.52%) Splunk
13 12 (1.14%) Informatica
14 11 (1.05%) Rally
15 10 (0.95%) DevExpress
15 10 (0.95%) VMware
16 9 (0.86%) Cognos
16 9 (0.86%) DataSynapse
16 9 (0.86%) Fidessa
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