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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Foreign Exchange (FX) over the 3 months to 23 August 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 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Foreign Exchange (FX)
Rank 149 101 84
Rank change year-on-year
-48 -17
Contract jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) 389 514 596
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.68% 2.20% 2.50%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.60% 5.95% 6.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 307 399 460
Median daily rate £600 £600 £615
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -2.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £488
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £725 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £347 £538 £400
% change year-on-year
-35.44% +34.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £18.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
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
8459 8638 9068
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 36.53% 36.91% 38.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 5963 5992 6059
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £635 £650 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 122 166 184
Median hourly rate £17.80 £21.13 £18.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.73% +13.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.41 £13.17 £13.96
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.96 £52.17 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.25 £19.08 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+16.61% +0.42%

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Jobs Demand Trend in London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the London 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 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 23 August 2016.

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)
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 3 months to 23 August 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
City of London -10 93 £575 -4.16% 34
Docklands, London +12 1 - -
Canary Wharf -1 1 - -
Brentford - 1 £400 -
Foreign Exchange (FX)
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 August 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 London region with a requirement for Foreign Exchange (FX).

1 374 (44.31%) Front Office
2 358 (42.42%) Banking
3 303 (35.90%) Finance
4 282 (33.41%) Java
5 205 (24.29%) SQL
6 198 (23.46%) Investment Banking
7 191 (22.63%) C#
8 178 (21.09%) Electronic Trading
9 171 (20.26%) Agile Software Development
10 164 (19.43%) Low Latency
11 159 (18.84%) Fixed Income
12 153 (18.13%) Multithreading
13 148 (17.54%) Derivative
14 137 (16.23%) C++
15 129 (15.28%) Linux
16 125 (14.81%) Unix
17 116 (13.74%) Risk Management
18 107 (12.68%) Python
19 105 (12.44%) Equities
20 101 (11.97%) Oracle
21 99 (11.73%) Analytical Skills
22 85 (10.07%) HTML
23 82 (9.72%) JavaScript
24 79 (9.36%) Algorithmic Trading
25 78 (9.24%) E-Commerce
26 71 (8.41%) FIX Protocol
26 71 (8.41%) WPF
27 70 (8.29%) HTML5
27 70 (8.29%) OO
28 67 (7.94%) SQL Server

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Top Related IT Skills in London 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 33 (3.91%) WebSphere
2 19 (2.25%) Confluence
3 16 (1.90%) WebLogic
4 10 (1.18%) Apache Spark
5 6 (0.71%) Oracle Coherence
6 5 (0.59%) WebSphere Application Server
7 4 (0.47%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 4 (0.47%) Apache
7 4 (0.47%) CMS
7 4 (0.47%) JBoss
7 4 (0.47%) OpenStack
7 4 (0.47%) SAS
8 3 (0.36%) IIS
8 3 (0.36%) Oracle Workflow
8 3 (0.36%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.24%) MS Exchange
10 1 (0.12%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.12%) CICS
10 1 (0.12%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (0.12%) MQSeries
Applications
1 14 (1.66%) MS Excel
2 10 (1.18%) MS Office
3 6 (0.71%) Photoshop
4 5 (0.59%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (0.59%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.47%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.36%) Mathematica
7 1 (0.12%) LaTeX
Business Applications
1 14 (1.66%) ION MarketView
2 10 (1.18%) RMDS
3 5 (0.59%) Summit
4 2 (0.24%) Bloomberg TOMS
4 2 (0.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.24%) SimCorp Dimension
4 2 (0.24%) thinkFolio
5 1 (0.12%) Eikon
5 1 (0.12%) Findur
5 1 (0.12%) Kondor
5 1 (0.12%) Markit EDM
5 1 (0.12%) MetaTrader
5 1 (0.12%) Murex MxG2000
5 1 (0.12%) OpenText MBPM
5 1 (0.12%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
5 1 (0.12%) SAP BPC
5 1 (0.12%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.12%) SunGard GMI
5 1 (0.12%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 8 (0.95%) Cloud Computing
1 8 (0.95%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (0.47%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (0.47%) OpenShift
2 4 (0.47%) PaaS
3 1 (0.12%) Heroku
3 1 (0.12%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 29 (3.44%) Firewall
2 23 (2.73%) TCP/IP
3 13 (1.54%) SAN
4 11 (1.30%) Multicast
5 6 (0.71%) NAS
6 5 (0.59%) Internet
6 5 (0.59%) LAN
7 4 (0.47%) Fibre Channel
7 4 (0.47%) iSCSI
7 4 (0.47%) WAN
8 3 (0.36%) FCoE
8 3 (0.36%) FTP
8 3 (0.36%) SSL
8 3 (0.36%) VPN
9 2 (0.24%) ATM
9 2 (0.24%) BGP
10 1 (0.12%) DSL
10 1 (0.12%) Intranet
10 1 (0.12%) NGN
10 1 (0.12%) SNA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (7.94%) SQL Server
2 27 (3.20%) Relational Database
3 20 (2.37%) KDB
4 12 (1.42%) Big Data
4 12 (1.42%) Data Mart
4 12 (1.42%) Hadoop
4 12 (1.42%) Tick Data
5 9 (1.07%) Apache Cassandra
5 9 (1.07%) Oracle Database
5 9 (1.07%) QlikView
6 8 (0.95%) Data Warehouse
6 8 (0.95%) RDBMS
7 7 (0.83%) SQL Server 2008
8 6 (0.71%) Spotfire
9 5 (0.59%) InfluxDB
9 5 (0.59%) PostgreSQL
9 5 (0.59%) SQL Server 2005
9 5 (0.59%) SQL Server 2012
10 4 (0.47%) NoSQL
10 4 (0.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 43 (5.09%) JIRA
2 41 (4.86%) Maven
3 28 (3.32%) Subversion
4 26 (3.08%) Selenium
5 18 (2.13%) TeamCity
6 16 (1.90%) Grunt
7 15 (1.78%) JUnit
8 14 (1.66%) Git (software)
9 12 (1.42%) gulp
9 12 (1.42%) Jenkins
10 9 (1.07%) JBehave
11 7 (0.83%) Gradle
11 7 (0.83%) Vagrant
12 5 (0.59%) Artifactory
12 5 (0.59%) Cucumber
12 5 (0.59%) Sonatype Nexus
13 4 (0.47%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 4 (0.47%) jMock
13 4 (0.47%) Mockito
13 4 (0.47%) SonarQube
General
1 374 (44.31%) Front Office
2 358 (42.42%) Banking
3 303 (35.90%) Finance
4 198 (23.46%) Investment Banking
5 44 (5.21%) Back Office
6 17 (2.01%) Retail
7 16 (1.90%) Financial Institution
8 10 (1.18%) Legal
9 7 (0.83%) Retail Banking
10 6 (0.71%) General Ledger
11 4 (0.47%) Law
11 4 (0.47%) Telecoms
12 3 (0.36%) French Language
13 2 (0.24%) Advertising
13 2 (0.24%) Corporate Banking
13 2 (0.24%) Spanish Language
14 1 (0.12%) Games
14 1 (0.12%) International Banking
14 1 (0.12%) Publishing
14 1 (0.12%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 413 (48.93%) Developer
2 206 (24.41%) Analyst
3 141 (16.71%) Java Developer
4 118 (13.98%) Business Analyst
5 91 (10.78%) C# Developer
6 75 (8.89%) Senior Developer
7 74 (8.77%) C++ Developer
8 58 (6.87%) Project Manager
9 52 (6.16%) Front Office Developer
10 41 (4.86%) Banking Analyst
11 36 (4.27%) Algorithmic Trading Developer
12 34 (4.03%) Applications Support
13 33 (3.91%) Support Analyst
14 32 (3.79%) FX Business Analyst
15 31 (3.67%) Quantitative Developer
15 31 (3.67%) Senior Java Developer
16 29 (3.44%) Electronic Trading Developer
17 27 (3.20%) C++/C# Developer
18 26 (3.08%) FX Support Analyst
19 25 (2.96%) Agile Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 85 (10.07%) HTML
2 71 (8.41%) FIX Protocol
2 71 (8.41%) WPF
3 70 (8.29%) HTML5
4 61 (7.23%) AngularJS
5 56 (6.64%) .NET
6 50 (5.92%) XML
7 45 (5.33%) CSS
8 40 (4.74%) Spring
9 32 (3.79%) WinForms
10 31 (3.67%) Hibernate
11 28 (3.32%) Rendezvous
12 23 (2.73%) JMS
13 20 (2.37%) WCF
14 19 (2.25%) Java EE
14 19 (2.25%) Middleware
15 17 (2.01%) .NET Framework
15 17 (2.01%) REST
16 16 (1.90%) STL
17 15 (1.78%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 159 (18.84%) Fixed Income
2 148 (17.54%) Derivative
3 105 (12.44%) Equities
4 99 (11.73%) Analytical Skills
5 32 (3.79%) Credit Derivative
6 29 (3.44%) Market Risk
7 28 (3.32%) Computer Science
7 28 (3.32%) User Experience
8 27 (3.20%) Algorithms
8 27 (3.20%) Mathematics
9 22 (2.61%) Data Structures
10 18 (2.13%) Fintech
11 17 (2.01%) Credit Risk
11 17 (2.01%) Equity Derivative
11 17 (2.01%) OTC Derivatives
12 14 (1.66%) SWIFT
13 11 (1.30%) Grid Computing
13 11 (1.30%) Hedge funds
14 9 (1.07%) Statistics
15 8 (0.95%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 129 (15.28%) Linux
2 125 (14.81%) Unix
3 55 (6.52%) Windows
4 12 (1.42%) Solaris
5 11 (1.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 8 (0.95%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (0.71%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (0.59%) Windows Server
9 4 (0.47%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.12%) Android
10 1 (0.12%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.12%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.12%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.12%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 178 (21.09%) Electronic Trading
2 171 (20.26%) Agile Software Development
3 164 (19.43%) Low Latency
4 153 (18.13%) Multithreading
5 116 (13.74%) Risk Management
6 79 (9.36%) Algorithmic Trading
7 78 (9.24%) E-Commerce
8 70 (8.29%) OO
9 63 (7.46%) Business Analysis
10 61 (7.23%) Project Management
11 57 (6.75%) TDD
12 53 (6.28%) Market Making
13 51 (6.04%) Stakeholder Management
14 50 (5.92%) Migration
15 39 (4.62%) DevOps
15 39 (4.62%) Performance Optimisation
16 37 (4.38%) Analytics
17 36 (4.27%) Unit Testing
18 35 (4.15%) User Acceptance Testing
19 33 (3.91%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 282 (33.41%) Java
2 205 (24.29%) SQL
3 191 (22.63%) C#
4 137 (16.23%) C++
5 107 (12.68%) Python
6 82 (9.72%) JavaScript
7 36 (4.27%) Perl
8 18 (2.13%) Shell Script
9 16 (1.90%) VBA
10 14 (1.66%) TypeScript
11 12 (1.42%) PowerShell
12 11 (1.30%) Scala
13 10 (1.18%) Haskell
14 9 (1.07%) MATLAB
14 9 (1.07%) PL/SQL
15 6 (0.71%) Bash Shell
15 6 (0.71%) C
15 6 (0.71%) R
16 5 (0.59%) VB
16 5 (0.59%) XAML
Qualifications
1 49 (5.81%) Degree
2 25 (2.96%) PhD
3 7 (0.83%) ISEB
4 4 (0.47%) CFA
4 4 (0.47%) PMP
5 3 (0.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (0.24%) ISTQB
6 2 (0.24%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (0.12%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (0.12%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.12%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.12%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (4.74%) QA
2 21 (2.49%) MiFID
3 8 (0.95%) Dodd-Frank
3 8 (0.95%) EMIR
4 3 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (0.36%) SDET
4 3 (0.36%) SLA
5 2 (0.24%) FATCA
5 2 (0.24%) SEPA
5 2 (0.24%) Solvency II
6 1 (0.12%) Basel III
6 1 (0.12%) COREP
6 1 (0.12%) CRD IV
6 1 (0.12%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.12%) GAAP
System Software
1 10 (1.18%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (1.07%) Docker
3 6 (0.71%) VMware ESX
4 4 (0.47%) NFS
5 3 (0.36%) Hyper-V
5 3 (0.36%) KVM
5 3 (0.36%) SRDF
5 3 (0.36%) Xen
6 2 (0.24%) HDFS
7 1 (0.12%) Active Directory
7 1 (0.12%) Apache Flume
7 1 (0.12%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 1 (0.12%) vCloud
7 1 (0.12%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 17 (2.01%) Puppet
2 15 (1.78%) ITRS Geneos
3 7 (0.83%) Ansible
4 6 (0.71%) NetBackup
5 5 (0.59%) Control-M
5 5 (0.59%) Nagios
5 5 (0.59%) yum
6 4 (0.47%) Grafana
6 4 (0.47%) HP Quality Center
7 3 (0.36%) BladeLogic
7 3 (0.36%) BMC PATROL
7 3 (0.36%) Graphite
7 3 (0.36%) Tivoli
8 2 (0.24%) Opscode Chef
9 1 (0.12%) Cobbler
9 1 (0.12%) Ganglia
9 1 (0.12%) Hadoop YARN
9 1 (0.12%) Kibana
9 1 (0.12%) logstash
9 1 (0.12%) Thomson Reuters DACS
Vendors
1 101 (11.97%) Oracle
2 59 (6.99%) Murex
3 47 (5.57%) Sybase
4 38 (4.50%) TIBCO
5 24 (2.84%) Microsoft
6 16 (1.90%) Calypso
6 16 (1.90%) ION Trading
7 15 (1.78%) Red Hat
7 15 (1.78%) Splunk
8 14 (1.66%) Sun
8 14 (1.66%) VMware
9 13 (1.54%) Adobe
9 13 (1.54%) Atlassian
9 13 (1.54%) Informatica
10 12 (1.42%) FXall
10 12 (1.42%) IBM
11 11 (1.30%) Bloomberg
11 11 (1.30%) Cognos
12 10 (1.18%) HP
12 10 (1.18%) Reuters
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