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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Foreign Exchange (FX)
Rank 79 79 53
Rank change year-on-year
0 -26
Contract jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) 537 534 702
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 2.53% 2.46% 3.55%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 7.14% 6.58% 9.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 447 418 580
Average daily rate
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£600 £575 £575
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.34% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £432 £450 £450
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £725 £700
UK excluding London average daily rate £440 £444 £425
% change year-on-year
-0.84% +4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 4
Average hourly rate - £22.50 £72.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -68.96%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £47.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
- +129.26%
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
7524 8121 7522
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 35.44% 37.37% 38.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 5219 5550 5336
Average daily rate £450 £450 £455
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -1.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £263 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £630 £650 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 126 168 157
Average hourly rate £20.00 £24.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.48 £14.85 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £52.50 £48.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.50%

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 27 February 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 27 February 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 -13 167 £600 - 65
Docklands, London +14 13 £625 +4.16%
Canary Wharf -5 2 £563 -43.75%
Mayfair - - - -
Surbiton - - - -
Twickenham - - - -
Foreign Exchange (FX)
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 February 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).

1 569 (49.22%) Front Office
2 477 (41.26%) Java
3 471 (40.74%) Banking
4 394 (34.08%) Finance
5 344 (29.76%) SQL
6 335 (28.98%) Low Latency
7 334 (28.89%) Multithreading
8 323 (27.94%) Investment Banking
9 267 (23.10%) Derivative
10 235 (20.33%) C++
11 216 (18.69%) Agile Software Development
12 199 (17.21%) UNIX
13 193 (16.70%) Fixed Income
14 178 (15.40%) C#
15 174 (15.05%) Equities
16 161 (13.93%) Linux
17 141 (12.20%) E-Commerce
18 135 (11.68%) Analytical Skills
19 122 (10.55%) Oracle
20 112 (9.69%) Algorithmic Trading
21 110 (9.52%) Risk Management
22 103 (8.91%) Electronic Trading
23 96 (8.30%) FIX Protocol
24 82 (7.09%) Back Office
25 81 (7.01%) Windows
25 81 (7.01%) XML
26 80 (6.92%) Python
27 77 (6.66%) TDD
28 74 (6.40%) Degree
28 74 (6.40%) OO

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

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 19 (1.64%) WebSphere
2 15 (1.30%) TIBCO EMS
3 14 (1.21%) WebLogic
4 8 (0.69%) Confluence
5 7 (0.61%) Oracle Coherence
6 5 (0.43%) Node.js
7 4 (0.35%) Oracle Workflow
7 4 (0.35%) Tomcat
8 3 (0.26%) MTS
9 2 (0.17%) SharePoint
9 2 (0.17%) JBoss
9 2 (0.17%) Apache ServiceMix
10 1 (0.087%) Apache Spark
10 1 (0.087%) WebSphere Application Server
10 1 (0.087%) IIS
10 1 (0.087%) CMS
10 1 (0.087%) MQSeries
10 1 (0.087%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.087%) Jetty
10 1 (0.087%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 33 (2.85%) MS Excel
2 10 (0.87%) MS Office
3 8 (0.69%) MS PowerPoint
4 7 (0.61%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.35%) MS Project
6 3 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.17%) OmniGraffle
7 2 (0.17%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 27 (2.34%) ION MarketView
2 16 (1.38%) RMDS
3 15 (1.30%) Markit EDM
4 13 (1.12%) thinkFolio
5 10 (0.87%) Murex MxG2000
6 4 (0.35%) Summit
7 3 (0.26%) SAP FI
7 3 (0.26%) Oracle General Ledger
8 2 (0.17%) SAP FSCM
8 2 (0.17%) SunGard Stream Clearvision
8 2 (0.17%) Oracle EBS
8 2 (0.17%) SAP FI/CO
8 2 (0.17%) SAP CO
9 1 (0.087%) Tesseract
9 1 (0.087%) Minerva
9 1 (0.087%) Sentinel
9 1 (0.087%) HFM
9 1 (0.087%) Global One
9 1 (0.087%) Endur
9 1 (0.087%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.087%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (0.087%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 14 (1.21%) TCP/IP
1 14 (1.21%) Firewall
2 11 (0.95%) Multicast
3 5 (0.43%) DNS
4 3 (0.26%) ATM
5 2 (0.17%) LAN
5 2 (0.17%) WAN
5 2 (0.17%) FTP
5 2 (0.17%) tcpdump
6 1 (0.087%) NetScaler
6 1 (0.087%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.087%) Wireshark
6 1 (0.087%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (0.087%) NAS
6 1 (0.087%) AMQP
6 1 (0.087%) HTTP
6 1 (0.087%) VoIP
6 1 (0.087%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.087%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (5.71%) Relational Database
2 60 (5.19%) SQL Server
3 36 (3.11%) KDB
4 18 (1.56%) Hadoop
4 18 (1.56%) Big Data
5 14 (1.21%) Data Warehouse
6 10 (0.87%) Data Mining
7 8 (0.69%) MongoDB
7 8 (0.69%) Apache Cassandra
7 8 (0.69%) NoSQL
8 7 (0.61%) RDBMS
8 7 (0.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 7 (0.61%) MS Access
8 7 (0.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 7 (0.61%) QlikView
9 6 (0.52%) HBase
10 5 (0.43%) Oracle Database
11 4 (0.35%) Data Mart
12 3 (0.26%) OLAP
12 3 (0.26%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 42 (3.63%) JIRA
2 38 (3.29%) TeamCity
3 25 (2.16%) JUnit
4 21 (1.82%) Ant
4 21 (1.82%) Maven
4 21 (1.82%) WebDriver
4 21 (1.82%) Grunt
5 20 (1.73%) CruiseControl
6 19 (1.64%) Bower
7 15 (1.30%) Subversion
8 14 (1.21%) NUnit
9 13 (1.12%) Git (software)
10 8 (0.69%) QuickTest Pro
10 8 (0.69%) ClearCase
11 7 (0.61%) Selenium
12 6 (0.52%) Mockito
12 6 (0.52%) Jenkins
13 5 (0.43%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 4 (0.35%) Talend Open Studio
14 4 (0.35%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 569 (49.22%) Front Office
2 471 (40.74%) Banking
3 394 (34.08%) Finance
4 323 (27.94%) Investment Banking
5 82 (7.09%) Back Office
6 41 (3.55%) Financial Institution
7 11 (0.95%) Retail
8 10 (0.87%) Legal
9 9 (0.78%) Marketing
10 7 (0.61%) French Language
11 6 (0.52%) Retail Banking
11 6 (0.52%) Corporate Banking
12 4 (0.35%) General Ledger
12 4 (0.35%) Telecoms
13 3 (0.26%) Advertising
14 1 (0.087%) Italian Language
14 1 (0.087%) Wholesale Banking
14 1 (0.087%) Electronics
14 1 (0.087%) Manufacturing
14 1 (0.087%) Billing
Job Titles
1 600 (51.90%) Developer
2 308 (26.64%) Java Developer
3 281 (24.31%) Analyst
4 166 (14.36%) Business Analyst
5 121 (10.47%) C++ Developer
6 88 (7.61%) Senior Developer
7 68 (5.88%) C# Developer
8 57 (4.93%) Applications Support
9 45 (3.89%) Senior Java Developer
10 44 (3.81%) Project Manager
11 42 (3.63%) Support Analyst
12 40 (3.46%) Architect
13 26 (2.25%) JavaScript Developer
14 23 (1.99%) FX Business Analyst
14 23 (1.99%) Test Analyst
15 22 (1.90%) Applications Support Analyst
15 22 (1.90%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
16 21 (1.82%) Python Developer
17 20 (1.73%) Web Developer
17 20 (1.73%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 96 (8.30%) FIX Protocol
2 81 (7.01%) XML
3 74 (6.40%) HTML
4 60 (5.19%) HTML5
5 59 (5.10%) Middleware
6 57 (4.93%) .NET
7 50 (4.33%) Boost C++ Libraries
8 49 (4.24%) WPF
9 48 (4.15%) STL
10 45 (3.89%) CSS
11 43 (3.72%) Spring
12 39 (3.37%) JMS
13 38 (3.29%) Rendezvous
14 37 (3.20%) Swing
15 36 (3.11%) AngularJS
16 30 (2.60%) FpML
17 28 (2.42%) XSLT
18 25 (2.16%) Hibernate
19 23 (1.99%) WCF
20 20 (1.73%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 267 (23.10%) Derivative
2 193 (16.70%) Fixed Income
3 174 (15.05%) Equities
4 135 (11.68%) Analytical Skills
5 54 (4.67%) Credit Derivative
6 48 (4.15%) Equity Derivative
7 44 (3.81%) Algorithms
8 40 (3.46%) Mathematics
9 39 (3.37%) Computer Science
10 36 (3.11%) Interest Rate Derivative
11 26 (2.25%) Market Risk
12 23 (1.99%) User Experience
13 19 (1.64%) Hedge funds
14 14 (1.21%) Reference Data
15 13 (1.12%) RIA
15 13 (1.12%) Contract for Difference
16 12 (1.04%) VWAP
16 12 (1.04%) TWAP
17 10 (0.87%) SWIFT
17 10 (0.87%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 199 (17.21%) UNIX
2 161 (13.93%) Linux
3 81 (7.01%) Windows
4 13 (1.12%) Solaris
5 11 (0.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (0.17%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.087%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.087%) Android
7 1 (0.087%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 335 (28.98%) Low Latency
2 334 (28.89%) Multithreading
3 216 (18.69%) Agile Software Development
4 141 (12.20%) E-Commerce
5 112 (9.69%) Algorithmic Trading
6 110 (9.52%) Risk Management
7 103 (8.91%) Electronic Trading
8 77 (6.66%) TDD
9 74 (6.40%) OO
10 71 (6.14%) Project Management
11 69 (5.97%) Business Analysis
11 69 (5.97%) User Acceptance Testing
12 60 (5.19%) Ultra-Low Latency
13 54 (4.67%) Data Modelling
14 47 (4.07%) Scrum
15 42 (3.63%) Workflow
16 41 (3.55%) Analytics
17 38 (3.29%) Continuous Integration
18 36 (3.11%) Software Engineering
19 35 (3.03%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 477 (41.26%) Java
2 344 (29.76%) SQL
3 235 (20.33%) C++
4 178 (15.40%) C#
5 80 (6.92%) Python
6 63 (5.45%) JavaScript
7 58 (5.02%) Perl
8 39 (3.37%) VBA
9 17 (1.47%) Shell Script
9 17 (1.47%) C
10 15 (1.30%) Bash Shell
11 14 (1.21%) Scala
11 14 (1.21%) PL/SQL
12 11 (0.95%) VB
12 11 (0.95%) Ruby
13 9 (0.78%) VBScript
14 7 (0.61%) T-SQL
15 6 (0.52%) Groovy
15 6 (0.52%) PowerShell
15 6 (0.52%) R
Qualifications
1 74 (6.40%) Degree
2 7 (0.61%) ISEB
3 5 (0.43%) VCP4
4 3 (0.26%) ISTQB
5 2 (0.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (0.17%) PhD
5 2 (0.17%) PMP
5 2 (0.17%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.087%) ACCA
6 1 (0.087%) CIMA
6 1 (0.087%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (0.087%) CFA
6 1 (0.087%) Postgraduate
6 1 (0.087%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.087%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (2.42%) QA
2 14 (1.21%) EMIR
3 5 (0.43%) MiFID
4 4 (0.35%) Dodd-Frank
5 3 (0.26%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.26%) ISO 9001
5 3 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.17%) Basel II
6 2 (0.17%) SLA
6 2 (0.17%) FATCA
6 2 (0.17%) CRD IV
7 1 (0.087%) Basel III
7 1 (0.087%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (0.17%) Apache Flume
2 1 (0.087%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (0.087%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 22 (1.90%) HP Quality Center
2 19 (1.64%) ITRS Geneos
3 2 (0.17%) Control-M
4 1 (0.087%) Nagios
4 1 (0.087%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.087%) BMC PATROL
4 1 (0.087%) Puppet
4 1 (0.087%) Oozie
4 1 (0.087%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.087%) Salt
Vendors
1 122 (10.55%) Oracle
2 74 (6.40%) Murex
3 58 (5.02%) Sybase
4 56 (4.84%) TIBCO
5 45 (3.89%) 29West
6 30 (2.60%) ION Trading
7 26 (2.25%) Microsoft
8 19 (1.64%) Bloomberg
9 17 (1.47%) Reuters
10 12 (1.04%) HP
11 11 (0.95%) Adobe
11 11 (0.95%) Red Hat
12 10 (0.87%) Splunk
12 10 (0.87%) Informatica
13 8 (0.69%) SAP
14 7 (0.61%) Calypso
14 7 (0.61%) eSpeed
14 7 (0.61%) Tradeweb
14 7 (0.61%) MarketAxess
15 5 (0.43%) DevExpress
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £700 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £600 - £750 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
City of London
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £600 - £750 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £550 - £750 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: competitive
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £700 - £750 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £675 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £50000 - £60000 per annum + depending on experience
Posted: Yesterday
London
Venn Group
Rate: £500 - £550 Per Day
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £450 - £600 per day + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
East London
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £0.00 per annum + Market rates
Posted: 3 days ago
City of London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £700 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £600 - £750 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £600.00 - £750.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £575 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago