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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Foreign Exchange (FX)
Rank 206 179 109
Rank change year-on-year
-27 -70
Contract jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) 557 593 883
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.08% 1.20% 1.90%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.36% 3.69% 5.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 444 468 711
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£600 £625 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £483 £425
10% offered a daily rate of more than £725 £700 £675
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £375 £450
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 8
Average hourly rate - £19.00 £39.51
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -51.90%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £49.00
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
16564 16053 15618
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 32.05% 32.50% 33.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 10637 9856 9462
Average daily rate £423 £413 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.54% -2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £620 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 624 622 677
Average hourly rate £19.72 £20.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.42% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.18 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.08 £21.12 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-9.63% +5.57%

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 30 July 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)
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 30 July 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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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 -9 543 £600 -4.00% 156
South East -15 4 £450 +26.58% 5
East Midlands - 4 £338 - 10
North West - 4 £450 -
East of England - 1 - - 1
Foreign Exchange (FX)
UK

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

For the 6 months to 30 July 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).

1 439 (40.69%) Finance
2 426 (39.48%) Banking
3 421 (39.02%) Front Office
4 354 (32.81%) Java
5 308 (28.54%) SQL
6 297 (27.53%) Low Latency
7 292 (27.06%) Investment Banking
8 288 (26.69%) Multithreading
9 251 (23.26%) Fixed Income
9 251 (23.26%) C++
10 244 (22.61%) C#
11 242 (22.43%) Derivative
12 238 (22.06%) Equities
13 231 (21.41%) Agile Software Development
14 171 (15.85%) Linux
15 145 (13.44%) UNIX
16 138 (12.79%) E-Commerce
17 131 (12.14%) Analytical Skills
18 121 (11.21%) Oracle
19 120 (11.12%) Risk Management
20 104 (9.64%) FIX Protocol
21 96 (8.90%) Project Management
21 96 (8.90%) Windows
22 95 (8.80%) Algorithmic Trading
23 94 (8.71%) Electronic Trading
24 92 (8.53%) .NET
25 91 (8.43%) Business Analysis
26 88 (8.16%) Degree
27 86 (7.97%) Back Office
27 86 (7.97%) SDLC

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

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 19 (1.76%) Oracle Coherence
2 17 (1.58%) WebSphere
3 11 (1.02%) Oracle Workflow
4 10 (0.93%) WebLogic
4 10 (0.93%) Tomcat
5 7 (0.65%) Apache
6 6 (0.56%) SharePoint
6 6 (0.56%) JBoss
7 5 (0.46%) IIS
7 5 (0.46%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 4 (0.37%) WebSphere Application Server
9 3 (0.28%) MQSeries
9 3 (0.28%) SharePoint 2010
9 3 (0.28%) Apache ServiceMix
10 2 (0.19%) Apache Spark
10 2 (0.19%) Confluence
11 1 (0.093%) IPython
11 1 (0.093%) Node.js
11 1 (0.093%) GemFire
Applications
1 47 (4.36%) MS Excel
2 18 (1.67%) MS Visio
3 12 (1.11%) MS Project
4 8 (0.74%) MS Office
4 8 (0.74%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.093%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.093%) OmniGraffle
5 1 (0.093%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 31 (2.87%) ION MarketView
2 17 (1.58%) RMDS
3 10 (0.93%) SimCorp Dimension
4 9 (0.83%) Markit EDM
5 8 (0.74%) thinkFolio
5 8 (0.74%) LatentZero
6 6 (0.56%) Summit
7 4 (0.37%) SAP FI
7 4 (0.37%) Oracle General Ledger
8 3 (0.28%) Global One
8 3 (0.28%) Maximo
9 2 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
9 2 (0.19%) Kondor+
9 2 (0.19%) Temenos T24
10 1 (0.093%) SunGard Stream Ubix
10 1 (0.093%) SunGard Stream Clearvision
10 1 (0.093%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
10 1 (0.093%) MetaTrader
10 1 (0.093%) Global PAYplus
10 1 (0.093%) SAP CO
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.19%) SaaS
1 2 (0.19%) PaaS
1 2 (0.19%) IaaS
2 1 (0.093%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.093%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 26 (2.41%) Multicast
2 19 (1.76%) Firewall
3 9 (0.83%) TCP/IP
4 6 (0.56%) LAN
4 6 (0.56%) HTTP
5 5 (0.46%) WAN
5 5 (0.46%) SAN
5 5 (0.46%) NAS
6 4 (0.37%) FCoE
6 4 (0.37%) Fibre Channel
6 4 (0.37%) iSCSI
7 3 (0.28%) Internet
7 3 (0.28%) FTP
8 1 (0.093%) DNS
8 1 (0.093%) OSPF
8 1 (0.093%) BGP
8 1 (0.093%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (0.093%) VLAN
8 1 (0.093%) Wireshark
8 1 (0.093%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (6.02%) SQL Server
2 43 (3.99%) Relational Database
3 37 (3.43%) KDB
3 37 (3.43%) Data Warehouse
4 22 (2.04%) Big Data
5 21 (1.95%) Oracle Database
6 19 (1.76%) Hadoop
7 15 (1.39%) Data Mining
8 14 (1.30%) BusinessObjects
9 10 (0.93%) OLAP
9 10 (0.93%) MS Access
10 9 (0.83%) Oracle Database 11g
10 9 (0.83%) Pentaho
10 9 (0.83%) HBase
10 9 (0.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 7 (0.65%) QlikView
11 7 (0.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 6 (0.56%) Hazelcast
12 6 (0.56%) SQL Server 2008
13 5 (0.46%) Impala
Development Applications
1 23 (2.13%) JIRA
2 19 (1.76%) NUnit
3 15 (1.39%) Selenium
4 12 (1.11%) Subversion
4 12 (1.11%) Maven
4 12 (1.11%) TeamCity
5 11 (1.02%) JUnit
6 10 (0.93%) Moq
7 9 (0.83%) ClearCase
7 9 (0.83%) FitNesse
8 7 (0.65%) SpecFlow
8 7 (0.65%) Git (software)
9 6 (0.56%) Talend Open Studio
9 6 (0.56%) Cucumber
9 6 (0.56%) HP UFT
10 5 (0.46%) Eclipse
10 5 (0.46%) Visual Studio
11 3 (0.28%) ClearQuest
11 3 (0.28%) WebDriver
11 3 (0.28%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 439 (40.69%) Finance
2 426 (39.48%) Banking
3 421 (39.02%) Front Office
4 292 (27.06%) Investment Banking
5 86 (7.97%) Back Office
6 34 (3.15%) Financial Institution
7 19 (1.76%) General Ledger
8 18 (1.67%) Legal
9 13 (1.20%) Retail
10 11 (1.02%) Corporate Banking
11 8 (0.74%) Advertising
12 6 (0.56%) Marketing
12 6 (0.56%) French Language
13 5 (0.46%) Retail Banking
14 4 (0.37%) Telecoms
14 4 (0.37%) Wholesale Banking
14 4 (0.37%) German Language
15 3 (0.28%) Polish Language
15 3 (0.28%) Spanish Language
15 3 (0.28%) Turkish Language
Job Titles
1 570 (52.83%) Developer
2 304 (28.17%) Analyst
3 225 (20.85%) Java Developer
4 187 (17.33%) Business Analyst
5 167 (15.48%) C++ Developer
6 116 (10.75%) C# Developer
7 100 (9.27%) Senior Developer
8 61 (5.65%) Project Manager
9 48 (4.45%) Applications Support
10 46 (4.26%) Support Analyst
11 43 (3.99%) C++/C# Developer
12 40 (3.71%) Senior Java Developer
13 35 (3.24%) Senior Analyst
14 30 (2.78%) Senior C# Developer
15 23 (2.13%) Data Analyst
16 22 (2.04%) Senior Business Analyst
17 21 (1.95%) Applications Support Analyst
18 20 (1.85%) Technical Analyst
18 20 (1.85%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
18 20 (1.85%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 104 (9.64%) FIX Protocol
2 92 (8.53%) .NET
3 81 (7.51%) WPF
4 58 (5.38%) HTML
5 54 (5.00%) Boost C++ Libraries
6 53 (4.91%) Middleware
7 50 (4.63%) STL
8 45 (4.17%) XML
9 40 (3.71%) HTML5
9 40 (3.71%) WCF
10 32 (2.97%) Spring
11 31 (2.87%) Web Services
12 30 (2.78%) Reactive Extensions
13 29 (2.69%) Swing
14 25 (2.32%) Ultra Messaging
15 23 (2.13%) Rendezvous
16 21 (1.95%) JMS
17 20 (1.85%) CSS
18 16 (1.48%) J2SE
19 15 (1.39%) FpML
Miscellaneous
1 251 (23.26%) Fixed Income
2 242 (22.43%) Derivative
3 238 (22.06%) Equities
4 131 (12.14%) Analytical Skills
5 61 (5.65%) Algorithms
6 60 (5.56%) Computer Science
7 31 (2.87%) Credit Derivative
8 29 (2.69%) Interest Rate Derivative
9 28 (2.59%) Equity Derivative
10 25 (2.32%) Market Risk
11 21 (1.95%) Data Structures
12 20 (1.85%) Mathematics
13 18 (1.67%) Hedge funds
13 18 (1.67%) User Experience
14 15 (1.39%) SWIFT
14 15 (1.39%) Contract for Difference
14 15 (1.39%) Credit Risk
14 15 (1.39%) Reference Data
15 14 (1.30%) Grid Computing
16 12 (1.11%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 171 (15.85%) Linux
2 145 (13.44%) UNIX
3 96 (8.90%) Windows
4 22 (2.04%) Solaris
5 12 (1.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (0.28%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (0.28%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.093%) AIX
7 1 (0.093%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 297 (27.53%) Low Latency
2 288 (26.69%) Multithreading
3 231 (21.41%) Agile Software Development
4 138 (12.79%) E-Commerce
5 120 (11.12%) Risk Management
6 96 (8.90%) Project Management
7 95 (8.80%) Algorithmic Trading
8 94 (8.71%) Electronic Trading
9 91 (8.43%) Business Analysis
10 86 (7.97%) SDLC
11 78 (7.23%) User Acceptance Testing
12 69 (6.39%) TDD
13 56 (5.19%) Software Engineering
13 56 (5.19%) Scrum
14 55 (5.10%) Workflow
15 54 (5.00%) Stakeholder Management
16 50 (4.63%) OO
17 40 (3.71%) Analytics
18 37 (3.43%) Data Analysis
19 36 (3.34%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 354 (32.81%) Java
2 308 (28.54%) SQL
3 251 (23.26%) C++
4 244 (22.61%) C#
5 63 (5.84%) Python
6 54 (5.00%) Perl
7 45 (4.17%) JavaScript
8 34 (3.15%) VBA
9 21 (1.95%) Shell Script
10 19 (1.76%) T-SQL
10 19 (1.76%) C
11 11 (1.02%) PL/SQL
11 11 (1.02%) Scala
11 11 (1.02%) XAML
12 10 (0.93%) PowerShell
13 9 (0.83%) R
14 6 (0.56%) Bash Shell
14 6 (0.56%) VB
15 3 (0.28%) VB.NET
15 3 (0.28%) AWK
Qualifications
1 88 (8.16%) Degree
2 20 (1.85%) ISEB
3 8 (0.74%) ISTQB
4 6 (0.56%) PhD
5 5 (0.46%) CISSP
5 5 (0.46%) PMP
5 5 (0.46%) PMI Certification
5 5 (0.46%) CISA
5 5 (0.46%) CISM
5 5 (0.46%) IIBA
5 5 (0.46%) CBAP
5 5 (0.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 5 (0.46%) CFA
6 2 (0.19%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 2 (0.19%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (0.093%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.093%) CCNP
7 1 (0.093%) A+ Certification
7 1 (0.093%) CAPM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (4.36%) EMIR
2 44 (4.08%) QA
3 26 (2.41%) MiFID
4 25 (2.32%) Dodd-Frank
5 7 (0.65%) CRD IV
6 6 (0.56%) COREP
6 6 (0.56%) Basel III
7 5 (0.46%) FATCA
8 4 (0.37%) AIFMD
8 4 (0.37%) Data Quality
9 3 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 2 (0.19%) ISO 9001
10 2 (0.19%) Solvency II
11 1 (0.093%) SLA
11 1 (0.093%) Basel II
11 1 (0.093%) UCITS
System Software
1 5 (0.46%) Oracle RAC
1 5 (0.46%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (0.37%) Hyper-V
2 4 (0.37%) SRDF
2 4 (0.37%) Apache Flume
2 4 (0.37%) NFS
2 4 (0.37%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.37%) Xen
2 4 (0.37%) KVM
2 4 (0.37%) HDFS
3 2 (0.19%) GridGain
Systems Management
1 13 (1.20%) HP Quality Center
2 11 (1.02%) ITRS Geneos
2 11 (1.02%) Control-M
3 4 (0.37%) Oozie
4 2 (0.19%) SCOM
4 2 (0.19%) Tivoli
4 2 (0.19%) MOM
5 1 (0.093%) BMC PATROL
5 1 (0.093%) SolarWinds Orion
5 1 (0.093%) Cisco LMS
Vendors
1 121 (11.21%) Oracle
2 53 (4.91%) Sybase
3 47 (4.36%) TIBCO
4 45 (4.17%) Microsoft
5 32 (2.97%) ION Trading
6 23 (2.13%) Murex
7 17 (1.58%) IBM
8 16 (1.48%) Bloomberg
9 14 (1.30%) Solace
10 13 (1.20%) Currenex
11 12 (1.11%) Reuters
11 12 (1.11%) Red Hat
12 11 (1.02%) Talarian
12 11 (1.02%) Tableau
13 10 (0.93%) DataSynapse
13 10 (0.93%) SimCorp
13 10 (0.93%) Calypso
14 9 (0.83%) SAP
14 9 (0.83%) Tradeweb
14 9 (0.83%) Charles River
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Hays Finance Technology
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Rate: £300 - £350 per day
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Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £450.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £550 - £625 per day
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Rate: £650 - £750 per day
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London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
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City of London
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £550 - £650 per day + competitive
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City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £600.00 - £650.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: Market related
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Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
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Hatstand Limited
Rate: £500 - £650 per day
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Aston Carter
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
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London
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Rate: £200 - £300 per day
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London
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Rate: £500 - £550 per day
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