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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Foreign Exchange (FX)
Rank 203 175 103
Rank change year-on-year
-28 -72
Contract jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) 547 621 836
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.08% 1.21% 1.90%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.50% 3.81% 6.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 452 489 664
Average daily rate
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£600 £600 £575
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £432 £450 £438
10% offered a daily rate of more than £725 £725 £675
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £385 £425
% change year-on-year
+10.38% -9.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 9
Average hourly rate £13.50 £22.50 £54.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.00% -58.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £47.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
-71.27% +129.26%
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
15614 16308 13736
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 30.84% 31.74% 31.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 9701 10185 8420
Average daily rate £425 £413 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £236 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £601 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 594 628 663
Average hourly rate £18.50 £20.50 £23.88
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.75% -14.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.22 £11.50 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £20.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-7.31% -12.76%

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 17 April 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 17 April 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 -4 538 £600 - 124
South East -23 4 £350 -26.31% 6
East Midlands +6 2 £325 -13.33% 1
Midlands - - - -
North West - - - -
South West - - - -
East of England - - - -
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Foreign Exchange (FX)
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 17 April 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).

1 469 (45.01%) Front Office
2 416 (39.92%) Finance
3 410 (39.35%) Banking
4 397 (38.10%) Java
5 309 (29.65%) SQL
6 282 (27.06%) Low Latency
7 279 (26.78%) Investment Banking
8 271 (26.01%) Multithreading
9 248 (23.80%) Derivative
10 205 (19.67%) Equities
11 203 (19.48%) C++
12 202 (19.39%) Fixed Income
13 192 (18.43%) Agile Software Development
14 176 (16.89%) C#
15 173 (16.60%) UNIX
16 146 (14.01%) Linux
17 132 (12.67%) Oracle
18 116 (11.13%) Electronic Trading
19 115 (11.04%) E-Commerce
20 111 (10.65%) Analytical Skills
21 92 (8.83%) Back Office
22 88 (8.45%) Risk Management
23 83 (7.97%) FIX Protocol
24 78 (7.49%) Project Management
24 78 (7.49%) Windows
24 78 (7.49%) XML
25 72 (6.91%) Degree
26 71 (6.81%) Business Analysis
26 71 (6.81%) TDD
27 64 (6.14%) SQL Server

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

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 20 (1.92%) WebSphere
2 14 (1.34%) TIBCO EMS
3 12 (1.15%) Oracle Coherence
4 11 (1.06%) Oracle Workflow
4 11 (1.06%) WebLogic
5 6 (0.58%) Tomcat
6 5 (0.48%) JBoss
7 4 (0.38%) Apache
7 4 (0.38%) IIS
7 4 (0.38%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 4 (0.38%) Node.js
7 4 (0.38%) Apache ServiceMix
8 3 (0.29%) MTS
8 3 (0.29%) SharePoint
9 2 (0.19%) WebSphere Application Server
9 2 (0.19%) MQSeries
10 1 (0.096%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.096%) Apache Solr
10 1 (0.096%) Confluence
10 1 (0.096%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 43 (4.13%) MS Excel
2 11 (1.06%) MS Office
3 9 (0.86%) MS Visio
4 7 (0.67%) MS Project
5 6 (0.58%) MS PowerPoint
6 5 (0.48%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.19%) OmniGraffle
7 2 (0.19%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.096%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.096%) Maya
Business Applications
1 31 (2.98%) ION MarketView
2 18 (1.73%) Markit EDM
3 15 (1.44%) RMDS
4 9 (0.86%) thinkFolio
5 7 (0.67%) SAP FI
6 6 (0.58%) Murex MxG2000
6 6 (0.58%) SimCorp Dimension
7 4 (0.38%) Summit
7 4 (0.38%) Oracle General Ledger
8 3 (0.29%) SAP FI-AP
8 3 (0.29%) Endur
8 3 (0.29%) SAP FI/CO
8 3 (0.29%) SAP CO
8 3 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 2 (0.19%) SAP FSCM
9 2 (0.19%) SunGard Stream Clearvision
10 1 (0.096%) FINCAD Analytics
10 1 (0.096%) SunGard Stream Ubix
10 1 (0.096%) Dynamics CRM
10 1 (0.096%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.096%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (0.096%) Amazon S3
1 1 (0.096%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (1.92%) Multicast
2 14 (1.34%) Firewall
3 10 (0.96%) TCP/IP
4 5 (0.48%) LAN
4 5 (0.48%) WAN
4 5 (0.48%) HTTP
5 4 (0.38%) SAN
5 4 (0.38%) NAS
6 3 (0.29%) FCoE
6 3 (0.29%) Fibre Channel
6 3 (0.29%) iSCSI
6 3 (0.29%) FTP
7 2 (0.19%) tcpdump
8 1 (0.096%) NetScaler
8 1 (0.096%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (0.096%) Wireshark
8 1 (0.096%) ATM
8 1 (0.096%) Internet
8 1 (0.096%) DNS
8 1 (0.096%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 64 (6.14%) SQL Server
2 47 (4.51%) Relational Database
3 35 (3.36%) KDB
4 33 (3.17%) Data Warehouse
5 25 (2.40%) Hadoop
6 23 (2.21%) Big Data
7 14 (1.34%) Data Mining
8 13 (1.25%) Oracle Database
9 11 (1.06%) MS Access
10 9 (0.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 9 (0.86%) Pentaho
11 8 (0.77%) HBase
11 8 (0.77%) Oracle Database 11g
12 7 (0.67%) QlikView
12 7 (0.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 6 (0.58%) RDBMS
14 3 (0.29%) Data Mart
14 3 (0.29%) OLAP
14 3 (0.29%) Apache Hive
14 3 (0.29%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 30 (2.88%) JIRA
2 25 (2.40%) TeamCity
3 19 (1.82%) JUnit
4 17 (1.63%) NUnit
4 17 (1.63%) CruiseControl
5 16 (1.54%) Subversion
5 16 (1.54%) Maven
6 14 (1.34%) Ant
7 11 (1.06%) Git (software)
8 9 (0.86%) QuickTest Pro
8 9 (0.86%) ClearCase
8 9 (0.86%) Grunt
9 8 (0.77%) Selenium
9 8 (0.77%) WebDriver
10 7 (0.67%) Bower
11 6 (0.58%) Talend Open Studio
12 5 (0.48%) Moq
13 4 (0.38%) Mockito
13 4 (0.38%) Jenkins
13 4 (0.38%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 469 (45.01%) Front Office
2 416 (39.92%) Finance
3 410 (39.35%) Banking
4 279 (26.78%) Investment Banking
5 92 (8.83%) Back Office
6 41 (3.93%) Financial Institution
7 10 (0.96%) Legal
7 10 (0.96%) General Ledger
7 10 (0.96%) Retail
8 8 (0.77%) Telecoms
8 8 (0.77%) Corporate Banking
8 8 (0.77%) Marketing
9 6 (0.58%) French Language
9 6 (0.58%) Retail Banking
10 5 (0.48%) Advertising
11 3 (0.29%) Manufacturing
11 3 (0.29%) Electronics
12 2 (0.19%) Billing
12 2 (0.19%) German Language
13 1 (0.096%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 534 (51.25%) Developer
2 290 (27.83%) Analyst
3 272 (26.10%) Java Developer
4 177 (16.99%) Business Analyst
5 114 (10.94%) C++ Developer
6 80 (7.68%) Senior Developer
7 69 (6.62%) C# Developer
8 50 (4.80%) Applications Support
9 46 (4.41%) Project Manager
10 45 (4.32%) Support Analyst
11 40 (3.84%) Senior Java Developer
12 24 (2.30%) Data Analyst
12 24 (2.30%) Technical Analyst
13 23 (2.21%) Applications Support Analyst
14 22 (2.11%) Senior Analyst
14 22 (2.11%) Architect
14 22 (2.11%) Quantitative Developer
15 20 (1.92%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
16 18 (1.73%) FX Business Analyst
16 18 (1.73%) Senior C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 83 (7.97%) FIX Protocol
2 78 (7.49%) XML
3 58 (5.57%) .NET
4 56 (5.37%) Middleware
4 56 (5.37%) WPF
5 52 (4.99%) HTML
6 41 (3.93%) Boost C++ Libraries
7 38 (3.65%) Spring
7 38 (3.65%) HTML5
8 37 (3.55%) STL
9 35 (3.36%) Rendezvous
10 34 (3.26%) JMS
11 33 (3.17%) Swing
12 25 (2.40%) XSLT
13 22 (2.11%) CSS
14 21 (2.02%) FpML
14 21 (2.02%) Reactive Extensions
15 20 (1.92%) WCF
16 17 (1.63%) AngularJS
17 16 (1.54%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 248 (23.80%) Derivative
2 205 (19.67%) Equities
3 202 (19.39%) Fixed Income
4 111 (10.65%) Analytical Skills
5 52 (4.99%) Credit Derivative
6 48 (4.61%) Computer Science
7 47 (4.51%) Equity Derivative
8 44 (4.22%) Algorithms
9 38 (3.65%) Interest Rate Derivative
10 35 (3.36%) Mathematics
11 21 (2.02%) Market Risk
12 19 (1.82%) Hedge funds
13 18 (1.73%) Contract for Difference
14 13 (1.25%) User Experience
15 12 (1.15%) Open Source
16 11 (1.06%) SWIFT
16 11 (1.06%) Physics
17 10 (0.96%) Visualisation
17 10 (0.96%) Eurex
17 10 (0.96%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 173 (16.60%) UNIX
2 146 (14.01%) Linux
3 78 (7.49%) Windows
4 10 (0.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 9 (0.86%) Solaris
6 1 (0.096%) Windows 2000
6 1 (0.096%) VMS
6 1 (0.096%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.096%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 282 (27.06%) Low Latency
2 271 (26.01%) Multithreading
3 192 (18.43%) Agile Software Development
4 116 (11.13%) Electronic Trading
5 115 (11.04%) E-Commerce
6 88 (8.45%) Risk Management
7 78 (7.49%) Project Management
8 71 (6.81%) TDD
8 71 (6.81%) Business Analysis
9 63 (6.05%) Algorithmic Trading
10 57 (5.47%) User Acceptance Testing
11 55 (5.28%) OO
12 51 (4.89%) Data Modelling
13 49 (4.70%) Scrum
14 48 (4.61%) Workflow
15 45 (4.32%) Ultra-Low Latency
16 44 (4.22%) Analytics
16 44 (4.22%) Software Engineering
17 38 (3.65%) Stakeholder Management
18 35 (3.36%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 397 (38.10%) Java
2 309 (29.65%) SQL
3 203 (19.48%) C++
4 176 (16.89%) C#
5 62 (5.95%) Python
6 49 (4.70%) Perl
7 46 (4.41%) JavaScript
8 37 (3.55%) VBA
9 16 (1.54%) C
10 14 (1.34%) PL/SQL
10 14 (1.34%) Bash Shell
11 13 (1.25%) Shell Script
12 11 (1.06%) VB
12 11 (1.06%) Scala
13 10 (0.96%) VBScript
14 9 (0.86%) T-SQL
15 8 (0.77%) R
15 8 (0.77%) XAML
15 8 (0.77%) Ruby
16 5 (0.48%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 72 (6.91%) Degree
2 8 (0.77%) ISEB
3 6 (0.58%) ISTQB
4 3 (0.29%) PMP
4 3 (0.29%) PMI Certification
5 2 (0.19%) ISEB Practitioner
5 2 (0.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.096%) CAPM
6 1 (0.096%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (0.096%) ACCA
6 1 (0.096%) CIMA
6 1 (0.096%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.096%) Postgraduate
6 1 (0.096%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (2.78%) QA
2 18 (1.73%) EMIR
3 7 (0.67%) Dodd-Frank
4 6 (0.58%) MiFID
5 3 (0.29%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.29%) FATCA
5 3 (0.29%) ISO 9001
5 3 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.19%) Basel III
6 2 (0.19%) COREP
7 1 (0.096%) AIFMD
7 1 (0.096%) UCITS
7 1 (0.096%) CRD IV
7 1 (0.096%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (0.48%) Oracle RAC
2 4 (0.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.29%) Hyper-V
3 3 (0.29%) SRDF
3 3 (0.29%) Apache Flume
3 3 (0.29%) KVM
3 3 (0.29%) NFS
3 3 (0.29%) Xen
4 1 (0.096%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 21 (2.02%) HP Quality Center
2 16 (1.54%) ITRS Geneos
3 5 (0.48%) Control-M
4 2 (0.19%) Oozie
5 1 (0.096%) Nagios
5 1 (0.096%) SCOM
5 1 (0.096%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.096%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 132 (12.67%) Oracle
2 61 (5.85%) Sybase
3 58 (5.57%) TIBCO
4 48 (4.61%) Murex
5 37 (3.55%) 29West
6 34 (3.26%) ION Trading
7 32 (3.07%) Microsoft
8 18 (1.73%) SAP
9 16 (1.54%) Bloomberg
10 11 (1.06%) Calypso
10 11 (1.06%) Currenex
11 10 (0.96%) Tradeweb
11 10 (0.96%) IBM
11 10 (0.96%) Reuters
11 10 (0.96%) Red Hat
12 8 (0.77%) Informatica
12 8 (0.77%) Adobe
12 8 (0.77%) Tableau
13 7 (0.67%) HP
14 6 (0.58%) Business Objects
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