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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Foreign Exchange (FX)
Rank 100 75 48
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -27
Contract jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) 448 568 806
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 2.02% 2.51% 3.67%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 5.79% 6.76% 9.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 377 461 644
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£600 £618 £575
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.83% +7.39%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £427
10% offered a daily rate of more than £725 £750 £675
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £385 £425
% change year-on-year
-2.59% -9.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 9
Average hourly rate - - £42.50
UK excluding London average 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
7742 8397 8528
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 34.93% 37.11% 38.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 5353 5935 5878
Average daily rate £475 £450 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 142 136 189
Average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £14.04 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £41.50 £54.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £21.83
% change year-on-year
-15.55% +3.06%

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 22 May 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)
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 22 May 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
City of London -43 111 £600 - 53
Docklands, London +1 9 £663 +1.92%
Canary Wharf -8 4 £600 -40.00%
Foreign Exchange (FX)
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 May 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).

1 426 (43.34%) Front Office
2 395 (40.18%) Finance
3 390 (39.67%) Banking
4 350 (35.61%) Java
5 306 (31.13%) SQL
6 273 (27.77%) Low Latency
7 269 (27.37%) Investment Banking
8 267 (27.16%) Multithreading
9 237 (24.11%) Derivative
10 225 (22.89%) Fixed Income
11 219 (22.28%) Equities
12 202 (20.55%) C++
13 182 (18.51%) Agile Software Development
14 178 (18.11%) C#
15 170 (17.29%) UNIX
16 154 (15.67%) Linux
17 122 (12.41%) Oracle
18 117 (11.90%) E-Commerce
18 117 (11.90%) Analytical Skills
19 109 (11.09%) Electronic Trading
20 98 (9.97%) Risk Management
21 90 (9.16%) Back Office
22 84 (8.55%) FIX Protocol
23 81 (8.24%) Windows
24 76 (7.73%) Project Management
25 74 (7.53%) Degree
25 74 (7.53%) User Acceptance Testing
26 67 (6.82%) Business Analysis
27 65 (6.61%) TDD
27 65 (6.61%) .NET

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

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 17 (1.73%) WebSphere
2 14 (1.42%) Oracle Coherence
3 11 (1.12%) Oracle Workflow
4 10 (1.02%) WebLogic
5 6 (0.61%) JBoss
6 5 (0.51%) Tomcat
6 5 (0.51%) SharePoint
7 4 (0.41%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 4 (0.41%) Apache
7 4 (0.41%) IIS
7 4 (0.41%) Apache ServiceMix
8 3 (0.31%) Node.js
9 2 (0.20%) MTS
9 2 (0.20%) Apache Spark
9 2 (0.20%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.10%) WebSphere Application Server
10 1 (0.10%) MQSeries
Applications
1 42 (4.27%) MS Excel
2 12 (1.22%) MS Visio
3 10 (1.02%) MS Office
4 8 (0.81%) MS PowerPoint
4 8 (0.81%) MS Project
5 3 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.20%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 2 (0.20%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 32 (3.26%) ION MarketView
2 16 (1.63%) Markit EDM
3 14 (1.42%) RMDS
4 9 (0.92%) thinkFolio
5 6 (0.61%) SimCorp Dimension
6 5 (0.51%) SAP FI
6 5 (0.51%) Summit
7 4 (0.41%) Murex MxG2000
8 3 (0.31%) Oracle General Ledger
9 2 (0.20%) Dynamics AX
9 2 (0.20%) SAP CO
9 2 (0.20%) Maximo
9 2 (0.20%) SAP FI/CO
10 1 (0.10%) SunGard Stream Ubix
10 1 (0.10%) SunGard Stream Clearvision
10 1 (0.10%) FINCAD Analytics
10 1 (0.10%) SAP FSCM
10 1 (0.10%) Endur
10 1 (0.10%) LatentZero
10 1 (0.10%) Tesseract
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.10%) SaaS
1 1 (0.10%) PaaS
1 1 (0.10%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (2.24%) Multicast
2 15 (1.53%) Firewall
3 8 (0.81%) TCP/IP
4 5 (0.51%) LAN
4 5 (0.51%) WAN
4 5 (0.51%) HTTP
5 4 (0.41%) SAN
5 4 (0.41%) NAS
6 3 (0.31%) FCoE
6 3 (0.31%) Fibre Channel
6 3 (0.31%) FTP
6 3 (0.31%) Internet
6 3 (0.31%) iSCSI
7 1 (0.10%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (0.10%) NetScaler
7 1 (0.10%) DNS
7 1 (0.10%) HTTPS
7 1 (0.10%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (5.60%) SQL Server
2 40 (4.07%) Relational Database
3 37 (3.76%) KDB
4 33 (3.36%) Data Warehouse
5 20 (2.03%) Hadoop
5 20 (2.03%) Big Data
6 16 (1.63%) Oracle Database
7 14 (1.42%) Data Mining
8 10 (1.02%) MS Access
9 9 (0.92%) Pentaho
10 8 (0.81%) Oracle Database 11g
11 7 (0.71%) HBase
11 7 (0.71%) QlikView
12 6 (0.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 5 (0.51%) Hazelcast
14 4 (0.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 4 (0.41%) RDBMS
14 4 (0.41%) Impala
15 3 (0.31%) Apache Hive
16 2 (0.20%) Data Mart
Development Applications
1 27 (2.75%) JIRA
1 27 (2.75%) TeamCity
2 19 (1.93%) JUnit
3 16 (1.63%) Maven
3 16 (1.63%) NUnit
4 15 (1.53%) Subversion
4 15 (1.53%) CruiseControl
5 14 (1.42%) Ant
6 13 (1.32%) Git (software)
7 10 (1.02%) Selenium
8 8 (0.81%) QuickTest Pro
8 8 (0.81%) ClearCase
9 6 (0.61%) Talend Open Studio
9 6 (0.61%) Moq
9 6 (0.61%) Cucumber
10 4 (0.41%) FitNesse
10 4 (0.41%) SpecFlow
10 4 (0.41%) Mockito
11 3 (0.31%) Mocha
11 3 (0.31%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 426 (43.34%) Front Office
2 395 (40.18%) Finance
3 390 (39.67%) Banking
4 269 (27.37%) Investment Banking
5 90 (9.16%) Back Office
6 35 (3.56%) Financial Institution
7 10 (1.02%) General Ledger
7 10 (1.02%) Legal
8 9 (0.92%) Retail
8 9 (0.92%) Corporate Banking
9 6 (0.61%) Advertising
10 5 (0.51%) Marketing
10 5 (0.51%) French Language
11 4 (0.41%) Retail Banking
12 3 (0.31%) Telecoms
13 2 (0.20%) Spanish Language
13 2 (0.20%) Turkish Language
13 2 (0.20%) Wholesale Banking
14 1 (0.10%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 510 (51.88%) Developer
2 270 (27.47%) Analyst
3 251 (25.53%) Java Developer
4 159 (16.17%) Business Analyst
5 133 (13.53%) C++ Developer
6 76 (7.73%) C# Developer
6 76 (7.73%) Senior Developer
7 55 (5.60%) Applications Support
8 49 (4.98%) Project Manager
9 48 (4.88%) Support Analyst
10 35 (3.56%) Senior Java Developer
11 26 (2.64%) Technical Analyst
11 26 (2.64%) Applications Support Analyst
12 25 (2.54%) C++/C# Developer
13 23 (2.34%) Data Analyst
14 22 (2.24%) Senior Analyst
15 20 (2.03%) Senior C# Developer
16 17 (1.73%) Test Analyst
16 17 (1.73%) Systems Analyst
17 16 (1.63%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 84 (8.55%) FIX Protocol
2 65 (6.61%) .NET
3 63 (6.41%) XML
4 56 (5.70%) WPF
5 49 (4.98%) Boost C++ Libraries
6 48 (4.88%) Middleware
7 45 (4.58%) STL
8 38 (3.87%) HTML
9 33 (3.36%) Ultra Messaging
10 32 (3.26%) Swing
11 30 (3.05%) Rendezvous
11 30 (3.05%) Spring
12 28 (2.85%) WCF
13 27 (2.75%) JMS
14 23 (2.34%) HTML5
15 22 (2.24%) Reactive Extensions
16 19 (1.93%) XSLT
16 19 (1.93%) FpML
17 17 (1.73%) Web Services
18 16 (1.63%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 237 (24.11%) Derivative
2 225 (22.89%) Fixed Income
3 219 (22.28%) Equities
4 117 (11.90%) Analytical Skills
5 55 (5.60%) Computer Science
6 49 (4.98%) Algorithms
7 44 (4.48%) Credit Derivative
8 43 (4.37%) Equity Derivative
9 36 (3.66%) Interest Rate Derivative
10 30 (3.05%) Mathematics
11 19 (1.93%) Market Risk
12 18 (1.83%) Hedge funds
13 16 (1.63%) SWIFT
14 15 (1.53%) Contract for Difference
15 13 (1.32%) Physics
16 12 (1.22%) Grid Computing
17 10 (1.02%) Credit Risk
17 10 (1.02%) Eurex
17 10 (1.02%) Data Structures
17 10 (1.02%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 170 (17.29%) UNIX
2 154 (15.67%) Linux
3 81 (8.24%) Windows
4 20 (2.03%) Solaris
5 11 (1.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.10%) Android
6 1 (0.10%) VMS
6 1 (0.10%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 273 (27.77%) Low Latency
2 267 (27.16%) Multithreading
3 182 (18.51%) Agile Software Development
4 117 (11.90%) E-Commerce
5 109 (11.09%) Electronic Trading
6 98 (9.97%) Risk Management
7 76 (7.73%) Project Management
8 74 (7.53%) User Acceptance Testing
9 67 (6.82%) Business Analysis
10 65 (6.61%) TDD
11 63 (6.41%) Algorithmic Trading
12 51 (5.19%) Workflow
13 48 (4.88%) Stakeholder Management
14 47 (4.78%) OO
15 46 (4.68%) Software Engineering
16 45 (4.58%) Analytics
17 44 (4.48%) Data Modelling
17 44 (4.48%) Scrum
18 41 (4.17%) Ultra-Low Latency
19 35 (3.56%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 350 (35.61%) Java
2 306 (31.13%) SQL
3 202 (20.55%) C++
4 178 (18.11%) C#
5 58 (5.90%) Python
6 51 (5.19%) Perl
7 38 (3.87%) VBA
8 30 (3.05%) JavaScript
9 20 (2.03%) C
10 14 (1.42%) Shell Script
11 11 (1.12%) Scala
12 10 (1.02%) Bash Shell
13 9 (0.92%) PL/SQL
13 9 (0.92%) VBScript
14 8 (0.81%) VB
15 7 (0.71%) R
15 7 (0.71%) T-SQL
15 7 (0.71%) XAML
16 3 (0.31%) C-shell
16 3 (0.31%) ECMAScript
Qualifications
1 74 (7.53%) Degree
2 10 (1.02%) ISEB
3 8 (0.81%) ISTQB
4 3 (0.31%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (0.31%) PMP
4 3 (0.31%) PMI Certification
5 2 (0.20%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (0.10%) Postgraduate
6 1 (0.10%) CISSP
6 1 (0.10%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.10%) A+ Certification
6 1 (0.10%) CISA
6 1 (0.10%) CISM
6 1 (0.10%) CAPM
6 1 (0.10%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (3.66%) QA
2 29 (2.95%) EMIR
3 13 (1.32%) Dodd-Frank
3 13 (1.32%) MiFID
4 5 (0.51%) FATCA
5 4 (0.41%) ISO 9001
6 3 (0.31%) Basel III
6 3 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.20%) CRD IV
7 2 (0.20%) COREP
7 2 (0.20%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.10%) AIFMD
8 1 (0.10%) UCITS
8 1 (0.10%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (0.51%) Oracle RAC
2 4 (0.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.31%) Hyper-V
3 3 (0.31%) SRDF
3 3 (0.31%) KVM
3 3 (0.31%) Apache Flume
3 3 (0.31%) NFS
3 3 (0.31%) Xen
4 2 (0.20%) HDFS
4 2 (0.20%) GridGain
5 1 (0.10%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 20 (2.03%) HP Quality Center
2 16 (1.63%) ITRS Geneos
3 5 (0.51%) Control-M
4 2 (0.20%) Oozie
5 1 (0.10%) Nagios
5 1 (0.10%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.10%) BMC PATROL
5 1 (0.10%) SCOM
Vendors
1 122 (12.41%) Oracle
2 56 (5.70%) Sybase
3 53 (5.39%) TIBCO
4 36 (3.66%) Murex
5 34 (3.46%) ION Trading
6 32 (3.26%) Microsoft
7 18 (1.83%) Bloomberg
8 11 (1.12%) Currenex
8 11 (1.12%) IBM
8 11 (1.12%) Red Hat
9 10 (1.02%) Calypso
9 10 (1.02%) SAP
9 10 (1.02%) Tradeweb
10 9 (0.92%) Talarian
10 9 (0.92%) Reuters
11 8 (0.81%) Tableau
12 7 (0.71%) MarketAxess
12 7 (0.71%) DevExpress
12 7 (0.71%) Solace
12 7 (0.71%) eSpeed
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