The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Foreign Exchange (FX) in IT contracts advertised for the London 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 29 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Foreign Exchange (FX)
Rank 86 80 60
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -20
Contract jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) 480 546 624
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 2.32% 2.50% 3.17%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 6.57% 6.67% 8.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 397 427 517
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 £425 £450 £450
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £700 £688
UK excluding London average daily rate £415 £425 £425
% change year-on-year
-2.35% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 1
Average hourly rate £66.25 £22.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+194.44% +7.14%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £11.38 - -
Foreign Exchange (FX)
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the London region.

Miscellaneous Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
7305 8191 7426
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 35.32% 37.47% 37.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 5142 5616 5213
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £260 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £650 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+5.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 135 160 188
Average hourly rate £20.00 £24.00 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +17.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.49 £13.50 £13.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.40 £52.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -12.50%

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

Foreign Exchange (FX) Jobs Demand Trend in London

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) across the London region.

Foreign Exchange (FX) Daily Rate Trend in London

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) across the London region over the 3 months to 29 January 2015.

Foreign Exchange (FX) Daily Rate Histogram in London

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) across the London region.

Foreign Exchange (FX) Hourly Rate Trend in London

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) across the London region over the 3 months to 29 January 2015.

Foreign Exchange (FX) Hourly Rate Histogram in London

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 3 months to 29 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
City of London -21 154 £600 - 80
Docklands, London +14 6 £575 +4.54% 1
Canary Wharf 0 1 £600 -27.27%
Mayfair - - - -
Ealing - - - -
Foreign Exchange (FX)
England

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

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London 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).

1 560 (49.12%) Front Office
2 469 (41.14%) Banking
3 467 (40.96%) Java
4 364 (31.93%) Finance
5 333 (29.21%) Multithreading
6 325 (28.51%) Investment Banking
7 324 (28.42%) SQL
8 311 (27.28%) Low Latency
9 254 (22.28%) Derivative
10 245 (21.49%) C++
11 225 (19.74%) Agile Software Development
12 192 (16.84%) UNIX
13 180 (15.79%) Fixed Income
14 170 (14.91%) Linux
15 163 (14.30%) C#
16 149 (13.07%) Oracle
17 142 (12.46%) Equities
18 133 (11.67%) Analytical Skills
19 132 (11.58%) Algorithmic Trading
20 129 (11.32%) E-Commerce
21 115 (10.09%) FIX Protocol
22 114 (10.00%) Risk Management
23 90 (7.89%) Python
24 89 (7.81%) Electronic Trading
25 84 (7.37%) HTML
26 83 (7.28%) XML
27 82 (7.19%) OO
28 80 (7.02%) Murex
29 79 (6.93%) Windows
30 78 (6.84%) JavaScript

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

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 (2.02%) WebSphere
2 19 (1.67%) WebLogic
3 15 (1.32%) TIBCO EMS
4 13 (1.14%) Oracle Coherence
5 9 (0.79%) Node.js
6 8 (0.70%) Confluence
7 4 (0.35%) Tomcat
8 3 (0.26%) Oracle Workflow
8 3 (0.26%) MTS
9 2 (0.18%) IIS
9 2 (0.18%) SharePoint
10 1 (0.088%) Jetty
10 1 (0.088%) CMS
10 1 (0.088%) MQSeries
10 1 (0.088%) JBoss
10 1 (0.088%) WebSphere Application Server
10 1 (0.088%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.088%) Apache ServiceMix
10 1 (0.088%) Apache Spark
10 1 (0.088%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 25 (2.19%) MS Excel
2 8 (0.70%) MS Office
3 4 (0.35%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.18%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.088%) MS Project
6 1 (0.088%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.088%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 14 (1.23%) Markit EDM
1 14 (1.23%) Murex MxG2000
2 12 (1.05%) ION MarketView
2 12 (1.05%) RMDS
3 5 (0.44%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (0.26%) Salerio
4 3 (0.26%) Summit
4 3 (0.26%) SAP FI
5 2 (0.18%) SAP FSCM
5 2 (0.18%) Oracle Assets
5 2 (0.18%) PeopleSoft Financials
5 2 (0.18%) SAP FI/CO
5 2 (0.18%) SAP CO
6 1 (0.088%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.088%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.088%) SimCorp Dimension
6 1 (0.088%) HFM
6 1 (0.088%) Tesseract
6 1 (0.088%) Minerva
6 1 (0.088%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.088%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (0.088%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 22 (1.93%) Firewall
2 19 (1.67%) Multicast
3 17 (1.49%) TCP/IP
4 6 (0.53%) DNS
5 4 (0.35%) ATM
6 3 (0.26%) LAN
6 3 (0.26%) WAN
7 2 (0.18%) tcpdump
7 2 (0.18%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (0.088%) SSH
8 1 (0.088%) MPLS
8 1 (0.088%) LDAP
8 1 (0.088%) VoIP
8 1 (0.088%) Ethernet
8 1 (0.088%) HTTP
8 1 (0.088%) HTTPS
8 1 (0.088%) Internet
8 1 (0.088%) NetScaler
8 1 (0.088%) AMQP
8 1 (0.088%) SWIFTNet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 64 (5.61%) Relational Database
2 51 (4.47%) SQL Server
3 35 (3.07%) KDB
4 18 (1.58%) Big Data
5 15 (1.32%) Hadoop
6 11 (0.96%) MongoDB
7 8 (0.70%) Apache Cassandra
7 8 (0.70%) NoSQL
7 8 (0.70%) RDBMS
8 6 (0.53%) Oracle Database
8 6 (0.53%) Data Warehouse
8 6 (0.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 6 (0.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 5 (0.44%) HBase
10 4 (0.35%) Data Mining
11 3 (0.26%) QlikView
11 3 (0.26%) MS Access
11 3 (0.26%) OLAP
11 3 (0.26%) Datomic
12 2 (0.18%) Xcelsius
Development Applications
1 45 (3.95%) TeamCity
2 43 (3.77%) JIRA
3 30 (2.63%) JUnit
3 30 (2.63%) Grunt
4 25 (2.19%) Ant
4 25 (2.19%) WebDriver
5 24 (2.11%) CruiseControl
6 22 (1.93%) Maven
7 21 (1.84%) Bower
8 17 (1.49%) Git (software)
9 13 (1.14%) Subversion
10 8 (0.70%) ClearCase
11 7 (0.61%) NUnit
12 6 (0.53%) Mockito
12 6 (0.53%) Jenkins
12 6 (0.53%) QuickTest Pro
13 5 (0.44%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 5 (0.44%) Jasmine
14 4 (0.35%) Karma Test Runner
14 4 (0.35%) Selenium
General
1 560 (49.12%) Front Office
2 469 (41.14%) Banking
3 364 (31.93%) Finance
4 325 (28.51%) Investment Banking
5 70 (6.14%) Back Office
6 37 (3.25%) Financial Institution
7 11 (0.96%) Retail
8 9 (0.79%) Marketing
9 6 (0.53%) Legal
9 6 (0.53%) Telecoms
9 6 (0.53%) Retail Banking
10 5 (0.44%) French Language
11 3 (0.26%) Corporate Banking
12 2 (0.18%) Advertising
12 2 (0.18%) Wholesale Banking
12 2 (0.18%) Billing
12 2 (0.18%) General Ledger
13 1 (0.088%) Italian Language
13 1 (0.088%) Manufacturing
13 1 (0.088%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 609 (53.42%) Developer
2 285 (25.00%) Java Developer
3 269 (23.60%) Analyst
4 170 (14.91%) Business Analyst
5 130 (11.40%) C++ Developer
6 86 (7.54%) Senior Developer
7 63 (5.53%) C# Developer
8 46 (4.04%) Applications Support
9 44 (3.86%) Support Analyst
10 42 (3.68%) Architect
11 41 (3.60%) Senior Java Developer
12 36 (3.16%) JavaScript Developer
13 35 (3.07%) Project Manager
14 30 (2.63%) Python Developer
15 23 (2.02%) Quantitative Developer
15 23 (2.02%) Test Analyst
16 21 (1.84%) Web Developer
17 20 (1.75%) Consultant
18 19 (1.67%) Applications Support Analyst
19 18 (1.58%) Front Office Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 115 (10.09%) FIX Protocol
2 84 (7.37%) HTML
3 83 (7.28%) XML
4 75 (6.58%) HTML5
5 54 (4.74%) Boost C++ Libraries
6 53 (4.65%) Middleware
7 51 (4.47%) STL
8 50 (4.39%) .NET
9 49 (4.30%) AngularJS
10 46 (4.04%) CSS
11 45 (3.95%) Spring
12 43 (3.77%) Swing
12 43 (3.77%) WPF
13 42 (3.68%) JMS
14 41 (3.60%) Rendezvous
15 33 (2.89%) XSLT
16 31 (2.72%) FpML
17 29 (2.54%) Hibernate
18 24 (2.11%) JDBC
19 21 (1.84%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 254 (22.28%) Derivative
2 180 (15.79%) Fixed Income
3 142 (12.46%) Equities
4 133 (11.67%) Analytical Skills
5 53 (4.65%) Credit Derivative
6 46 (4.04%) Mathematics
7 42 (3.68%) Equity Derivative
7 42 (3.68%) Algorithms
8 33 (2.89%) User Experience
9 32 (2.81%) Interest Rate Derivative
10 27 (2.37%) Computer Science
11 24 (2.11%) Market Risk
12 17 (1.49%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
13 15 (1.32%) VWAP
13 15 (1.32%) RIA
13 15 (1.32%) Grid Computing
13 15 (1.32%) TWAP
13 15 (1.32%) Hedge funds
14 14 (1.23%) Data Structures
15 12 (1.05%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 192 (16.84%) UNIX
2 170 (14.91%) Linux
3 79 (6.93%) Windows
4 14 (1.23%) Solaris
5 13 (1.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (0.18%) Windows 7
6 2 (0.18%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (0.18%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.088%) SUSE
7 1 (0.088%) Windows 2000
7 1 (0.088%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 333 (29.21%) Multithreading
2 311 (27.28%) Low Latency
3 225 (19.74%) Agile Software Development
4 132 (11.58%) Algorithmic Trading
5 129 (11.32%) E-Commerce
6 114 (10.00%) Risk Management
7 89 (7.81%) Electronic Trading
8 82 (7.19%) OO
9 75 (6.58%) Business Analysis
10 73 (6.40%) TDD
11 66 (5.79%) Project Management
12 63 (5.53%) User Acceptance Testing
13 55 (4.82%) Ultra-Low Latency
14 53 (4.65%) Data Modelling
15 51 (4.47%) Scrum
16 39 (3.42%) Continuous Integration
17 35 (3.07%) Workflow
17 35 (3.07%) Analytics
18 33 (2.89%) Performance Tuning
19 29 (2.54%) UML
Programming Languages
1 467 (40.96%) Java
2 324 (28.42%) SQL
3 245 (21.49%) C++
4 163 (14.30%) C#
5 90 (7.89%) Python
6 78 (6.84%) JavaScript
7 55 (4.82%) Perl
8 34 (2.98%) VBA
9 17 (1.49%) Bash Shell
10 16 (1.40%) Shell Script
10 16 (1.40%) C
11 11 (0.96%) Ruby
12 10 (0.88%) Scala
13 9 (0.79%) PL/SQL
13 9 (0.79%) VBScript
14 7 (0.61%) VB
15 6 (0.53%) PowerShell
15 6 (0.53%) Groovy
16 5 (0.44%) T-SQL
17 4 (0.35%) ECMAScript
Qualifications
1 62 (5.44%) Degree
2 6 (0.53%) ISEB
3 3 (0.26%) PhD
4 1 (0.088%) ISEB Practitioner
4 1 (0.088%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.088%) CFA
4 1 (0.088%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (0.088%) CIMA
4 1 (0.088%) ACCA
4 1 (0.088%) Postgraduate
4 1 (0.088%) PMP
4 1 (0.088%) PMI Certification
4 1 (0.088%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (2.19%) QA
2 15 (1.32%) EMIR
3 7 (0.61%) Dodd-Frank
4 5 (0.44%) MiFID
5 3 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.26%) Basel II
5 3 (0.26%) ISO 9001
5 3 (0.26%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.18%) CRD IV
7 1 (0.088%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.088%) SLA
7 1 (0.088%) FATCA
7 1 (0.088%) Basel III
System Software
1 1 (0.088%) Oracle RAC
1 1 (0.088%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.088%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 22 (1.93%) HP Quality Center
2 16 (1.40%) ITRS Geneos
3 8 (0.70%) Control-M
4 1 (0.088%) SCCM
4 1 (0.088%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.088%) BMC PATROL
4 1 (0.088%) Nagios
4 1 (0.088%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.088%) Salt
4 1 (0.088%) Puppet
Vendors
1 149 (13.07%) Oracle
2 80 (7.02%) Murex
3 60 (5.26%) TIBCO
4 52 (4.56%) Sybase
5 44 (3.86%) 29West
6 24 (2.11%) Bloomberg
7 23 (2.02%) Reuters
8 19 (1.67%) Adobe
9 17 (1.49%) ION Trading
9 17 (1.49%) Microsoft
10 13 (1.14%) thinkFolio
10 13 (1.14%) Red Hat
11 12 (1.05%) HP
11 12 (1.05%) Informatica
12 10 (0.88%) Splunk
13 9 (0.79%) eSpeed
13 9 (0.79%) MarketAxess
14 8 (0.70%) Calypso
14 8 (0.70%) SAP
15 7 (0.61%) Remedy
Docklands
iKonnect
Rate: £650 - £750 per day + Depending on Experience
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £450 - £550 per day + competitive
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
Hays London City Projects
Rate: £350.00 - £500.00 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Central London / West End
Aquent
Rate: £600 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: MARKET RATES
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Incisive Ltd
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Pioneer Search
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £650 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £625 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £700 - £750 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £550 - £675 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £600.00 - £700.00 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £500 - £675 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
London
CLIENT SERVER
Rate: £450 to £500 p/day
Posted: 7 days ago