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 24 May 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
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Foreign Exchange (FX)
Rank 120 108 85
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -23
Contract jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) 450 451 573
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 2.08% 2.04% 2.49%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 5.73% 5.61% 6.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 380 379 466
Median daily rate £610 £600 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £474 £450 £450
10% offered a daily rate of more than £713 £725 £747
UK excluding London median daily rate £386 £375 £385
% change year-on-year
+2.80% -2.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Median hourly rate £65.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £13.50 -
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
7858 8036 8652
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 36.27% 36.29% 37.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 5596 5496 6086
Median daily rate £475 £470 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.06% +4.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 110 131 158
Median hourly rate £21.00 £18.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.50 £14.04
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £45.00 £41.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £18.24 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+17.90% -13.16%

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 24 May 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)
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 24 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) within the London region over the 3 months to 24 May 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 +29 106 £579 -3.54% 43
Canary Wharf +7 4 £575 -4.16%
Docklands, London +1 3 £600 -11.11%
Bromley - 1 £550 -
Foreign Exchange (FX)
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 May 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).

1 533 (48.45%) Front Office
2 480 (43.64%) Banking
3 438 (39.82%) Finance
4 338 (30.73%) Java
5 292 (26.55%) Investment Banking
6 269 (24.45%) SQL
7 262 (23.82%) C#
8 252 (22.91%) Derivative
9 230 (20.91%) Multithreading
9 230 (20.91%) Low Latency
10 227 (20.64%) Electronic Trading
11 220 (20.00%) C++
12 219 (19.91%) Fixed Income
13 194 (17.64%) Unix
14 193 (17.55%) Linux
15 178 (16.18%) Equities
16 171 (15.55%) Agile Software Development
17 151 (13.73%) Risk Management
18 146 (13.27%) Analytical Skills
19 125 (11.36%) Oracle
20 103 (9.36%) Algorithmic Trading
21 102 (9.27%) Python
22 101 (9.18%) TDD
23 98 (8.91%) E-Commerce
24 94 (8.55%) FIX Protocol
25 92 (8.36%) Murex
26 86 (7.82%) Degree
27 84 (7.64%) HTML
28 83 (7.55%) Migration
29 80 (7.27%) Market Making

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 34 (3.09%) Oracle Coherence
2 18 (1.64%) WebSphere
3 14 (1.27%) WebLogic
4 12 (1.09%) Tomcat
5 7 (0.64%) Apache Spark
5 7 (0.64%) Confluence
6 6 (0.55%) SharePoint
7 5 (0.45%) Apache
7 5 (0.45%) IIS
7 5 (0.45%) Mule
8 4 (0.36%) Node.js
8 4 (0.36%) SAS
9 3 (0.27%) Elasticsearch
9 3 (0.27%) GemFire
9 3 (0.27%) JBoss
9 3 (0.27%) MS Exchange
9 3 (0.27%) Oracle Workflow
9 3 (0.27%) WebSphere Application Server
10 2 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2013
10 2 (0.18%) OpenStack
Applications
1 12 (1.09%) MS Excel
2 10 (0.91%) Photoshop
3 9 (0.82%) Adobe Illustrator
4 8 (0.73%) MS PowerPoint
5 6 (0.55%) MS Office
6 5 (0.45%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.45%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.091%) Mathematica
7 1 (0.091%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 12 (1.09%) Summit
2 10 (0.91%) Front Arena
3 9 (0.82%) ION MarketView
4 7 (0.64%) Markit EDM
5 6 (0.55%) RMDS
6 5 (0.45%) thinkFolio
6 5 (0.45%) TradeThru
7 4 (0.36%) Oracle EBS
7 4 (0.36%) Oracle ERP
7 4 (0.36%) Oracle Payables
8 3 (0.27%) Loan IQ
8 3 (0.27%) MetaTrader
8 3 (0.27%) SimCorp Dimension
8 3 (0.27%) SunGard Martini
8 3 (0.27%) Temenos T24
9 2 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 1 (0.091%) Murex MxG2000
10 1 (0.091%) OpenText MBPM
10 1 (0.091%) SAP FI
10 1 (0.091%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 7 (0.64%) Cloud Computing
1 7 (0.64%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (0.45%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.18%) Office 365
3 2 (0.18%) OpenShift
3 2 (0.18%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 32 (2.91%) Firewall
2 24 (2.18%) TCP/IP
3 13 (1.18%) Multicast
4 9 (0.82%) SAN
5 4 (0.36%) Internet
6 3 (0.27%) FTP
6 3 (0.27%) NAS
7 2 (0.18%) ATM
7 2 (0.18%) BGP
7 2 (0.18%) LAN
7 2 (0.18%) SSL
7 2 (0.18%) VPN
8 1 (0.091%) DHCP
8 1 (0.091%) DNS
8 1 (0.091%) DSL
8 1 (0.091%) Fibre Channel
8 1 (0.091%) Intranet
8 1 (0.091%) NGN
8 1 (0.091%) SNA
8 1 (0.091%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 69 (6.27%) SQL Server
2 45 (4.09%) KDB
3 33 (3.00%) Relational Database
4 18 (1.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 16 (1.45%) Oracle Database
5 16 (1.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 15 (1.36%) Tick Data
7 13 (1.18%) Data Mart
7 13 (1.18%) QlikView
8 11 (1.00%) Big Data
9 10 (0.91%) Hadoop
10 9 (0.82%) Apache Cassandra
10 9 (0.82%) Data Warehouse
11 8 (0.73%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 7 (0.64%) PostgreSQL
13 6 (0.55%) SQL Server 2012
14 4 (0.36%) Amazon RDS
14 4 (0.36%) Amazon Redshift
14 4 (0.36%) InfluxDB
14 4 (0.36%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 51 (4.64%) JIRA
2 35 (3.18%) Maven
3 25 (2.27%) Selenium
4 23 (2.09%) Subversion
5 21 (1.91%) Grunt
6 18 (1.64%) gulp
7 13 (1.18%) JUnit
8 12 (1.09%) GDB
8 12 (1.09%) Git (software)
8 12 (1.09%) Jenkins
9 11 (1.00%) TeamCity
10 9 (0.82%) Mockito
11 8 (0.73%) Axure RP
11 8 (0.73%) ClearCase
12 7 (0.64%) ClearQuest
12 7 (0.64%) Cucumber
13 5 (0.45%) EasyMock
13 5 (0.45%) JBehave
14 4 (0.36%) jMock
14 4 (0.36%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 533 (48.45%) Front Office
2 480 (43.64%) Banking
3 438 (39.82%) Finance
4 292 (26.55%) Investment Banking
5 66 (6.00%) Back Office
6 24 (2.18%) Financial Institution
7 18 (1.64%) Retail
8 14 (1.27%) Legal
9 10 (0.91%) Telecoms
10 9 (0.82%) Retail Banking
11 7 (0.64%) General Ledger
12 6 (0.55%) Corporate Banking
13 5 (0.45%) Billing
13 5 (0.45%) Games
14 3 (0.27%) International Banking
14 3 (0.27%) Marketing
15 2 (0.18%) French Language
15 2 (0.18%) Manufacturing
16 1 (0.091%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 534 (48.55%) Developer
2 292 (26.55%) Analyst
3 198 (18.00%) Java Developer
4 177 (16.09%) Business Analyst
5 106 (9.64%) C# Developer
5 106 (9.64%) Senior Developer
6 96 (8.73%) C++ Developer
7 71 (6.45%) Front Office Developer
8 60 (5.45%) Project Manager
9 57 (5.18%) Senior Java Developer
10 47 (4.27%) Senior Analyst
11 46 (4.18%) Applications Support
11 46 (4.18%) FX Business Analyst
12 45 (4.09%) Support Analyst
13 44 (4.00%) Banking Analyst
14 40 (3.64%) Murex Analyst
15 39 (3.55%) Electronic Trading Developer
16 36 (3.27%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
17 34 (3.09%) Murex Business Analyst
18 32 (2.91%) Senior Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 94 (8.55%) FIX Protocol
2 84 (7.64%) HTML
3 79 (7.18%) WPF
4 75 (6.82%) XML
5 67 (6.09%) .NET
6 62 (5.64%) HTML5
7 61 (5.55%) Spring
8 47 (4.27%) AngularJS
9 43 (3.91%) CSS
10 39 (3.55%) WinForms
11 34 (3.09%) JMS
12 31 (2.82%) Hibernate
13 28 (2.55%) Middleware
14 27 (2.45%) .NET Framework
15 25 (2.27%) Reactive Extensions
16 23 (2.09%) REST
17 21 (1.91%) FpML
18 20 (1.82%) J2EE
18 20 (1.82%) Rendezvous
19 19 (1.73%) Boost C++ Libraries
Miscellaneous
1 252 (22.91%) Derivative
2 219 (19.91%) Fixed Income
3 178 (16.18%) Equities
4 146 (13.27%) Analytical Skills
5 50 (4.55%) Market Risk
6 42 (3.82%) Credit Risk
7 41 (3.73%) Computer Science
7 41 (3.73%) Credit Derivative
8 40 (3.64%) Equity Derivative
9 35 (3.18%) Mathematics
10 34 (3.09%) Algorithms
11 32 (2.91%) User Experience
12 27 (2.45%) Grid Computing
13 26 (2.36%) Data Structures
14 23 (2.09%) OTC Derivatives
14 23 (2.09%) SWIFT
15 22 (2.00%) Hedge funds
16 18 (1.64%) Fintech
17 10 (0.91%) Interest Rate Derivative
17 10 (0.91%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 194 (17.64%) Unix
2 193 (17.55%) Linux
3 67 (6.09%) Windows
4 16 (1.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 14 (1.27%) Windows Server
6 12 (1.09%) Solaris
7 8 (0.73%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (0.55%) Windows 7
9 5 (0.45%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (0.36%) Windows 8
11 3 (0.27%) Windows Server 2003
12 2 (0.18%) Android
13 1 (0.091%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.091%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 230 (20.91%) Low Latency
1 230 (20.91%) Multithreading
2 227 (20.64%) Electronic Trading
3 171 (15.55%) Agile Software Development
4 151 (13.73%) Risk Management
5 103 (9.36%) Algorithmic Trading
6 101 (9.18%) TDD
7 98 (8.91%) E-Commerce
8 83 (7.55%) Migration
9 80 (7.27%) Market Making
10 79 (7.18%) Business Analysis
11 74 (6.73%) OO
12 73 (6.64%) Project Management
13 70 (6.36%) Stakeholder Management
14 61 (5.55%) User Acceptance Testing
15 59 (5.36%) Analytics
16 42 (3.82%) Workflow
17 37 (3.36%) DevOps
18 35 (3.18%) SDLC
18 35 (3.18%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 338 (30.73%) Java
2 269 (24.45%) SQL
3 262 (23.82%) C#
4 220 (20.00%) C++
5 102 (9.27%) Python
6 67 (6.09%) JavaScript
7 66 (6.00%) Perl
8 25 (2.27%) Shell Script
9 16 (1.45%) VBA
10 14 (1.27%) T-SQL
11 12 (1.09%) Bash Shell
11 12 (1.09%) PL/SQL
12 11 (1.00%) Scala
13 9 (0.82%) TypeScript
14 8 (0.73%) Haskell
15 6 (0.55%) PowerShell
15 6 (0.55%) VB
16 5 (0.45%) C
16 5 (0.45%) MATLAB
17 4 (0.36%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 86 (7.82%) Degree
2 36 (3.27%) PhD
3 10 (0.91%) ISEB
4 9 (0.82%) PMI Certification
5 7 (0.64%) ISTQB
6 5 (0.45%) ITIL Certification
7 4 (0.36%) PMP
8 3 (0.27%) CFA
8 3 (0.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 3 (0.27%) SC Cleared
8 3 (0.27%) Security Cleared
9 2 (0.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (0.091%) CCIE
10 1 (0.091%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.091%) ISEB Practitioner
10 1 (0.091%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (0.091%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 77 (7.00%) QA
2 17 (1.55%) MiFID
3 9 (0.82%) Dodd-Frank
3 9 (0.82%) EMIR
4 8 (0.73%) SLA
5 3 (0.27%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.18%) FATCA
6 2 (0.18%) SEPA
6 2 (0.18%) Solvency II
7 1 (0.091%) Basel III
7 1 (0.091%) COREP
7 1 (0.091%) CRD IV
7 1 (0.091%) ISO20022
System Software
1 5 (0.45%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (0.36%) Docker
2 4 (0.36%) VMware ESX
3 2 (0.18%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.18%) Platform Symphony
4 1 (0.091%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.091%) NFS
4 1 (0.091%) vCloud
4 1 (0.091%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 31 (2.82%) ITRS Geneos
2 15 (1.36%) HP Quality Center
3 8 (0.73%) Control-M
4 7 (0.64%) Puppet
5 5 (0.45%) Nagios
6 4 (0.36%) Grafana
6 4 (0.36%) NetBackup
6 4 (0.36%) Tivoli
6 4 (0.36%) yum
7 3 (0.27%) BMC PATROL
7 3 (0.27%) Graphite
8 2 (0.18%) Ansible
8 2 (0.18%) BladeLogic
8 2 (0.18%) Ganglia
8 2 (0.18%) Kibana
8 2 (0.18%) logstash
8 2 (0.18%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (0.18%) SCOM
9 1 (0.091%) HP Data Protector
9 1 (0.091%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 125 (11.36%) Oracle
2 92 (8.36%) Murex
3 62 (5.64%) Sybase
4 39 (3.55%) Microsoft
5 38 (3.45%) TIBCO
6 35 (3.18%) Calypso
7 32 (2.91%) DataSynapse
8 24 (2.18%) Adobe
9 23 (2.09%) Splunk
10 22 (2.00%) Reuters
11 20 (1.82%) Bloomberg
12 19 (1.73%) Red Hat
13 15 (1.36%) ION Trading
14 11 (1.00%) Cognos
14 11 (1.00%) Fidessa
15 8 (0.73%) HP
15 8 (0.73%) Sun
15 8 (0.73%) SunGard
15 8 (0.73%) VMware
16 6 (0.55%) Radianz
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