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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Foreign Exchange (FX)
Rank 78 95 81
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -14
Contract jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) 614 493 548
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 2.90% 2.32% 2.49%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 8.11% 6.43% 6.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 479 405 432
Average daily rate £600 £595 £575
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.84% +3.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £448 £450
10% offered a daily rate of more than £713 £696 £700
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £420 £425
% change year-on-year
-4.76% -1.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 5
Average hourly rate £47.50 £27.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+72.72% +22.22%
UK excluding London average 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
7569 7666 8365
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 35.74% 36.15% 38.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 5294 5373 5683
Average daily rate £475 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £286 £252
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 132 151 161
Average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.02% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.47 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.00 £48.74
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+35.71% -

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 11 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) within the London region over the 3 months to 11 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +29 149 £600 +2.12% 43
Docklands, London 0 1 £475 -24.00%
Canary Wharf 0 1 £360 -36.00%
Foreign Exchange (FX)
England

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

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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).

1 525 (46.96%) Finance
2 524 (46.87%) Front Office
3 508 (45.44%) Banking
4 331 (29.61%) SQL
5 321 (28.71%) Java
6 318 (28.44%) Investment Banking
7 290 (25.94%) Derivative
8 258 (23.08%) Fixed Income
9 229 (20.48%) Equities
10 221 (19.77%) Multithreading
11 218 (19.50%) C#
12 207 (18.52%) Low Latency
13 204 (18.25%) C++
14 196 (17.53%) Linux
15 187 (16.73%) Unix
16 172 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
17 149 (13.33%) Electronic Trading
18 140 (12.52%) Risk Management
19 124 (11.09%) Oracle
20 115 (10.29%) Analytical Skills
21 109 (9.75%) Murex
22 108 (9.66%) Degree
23 103 (9.21%) Algorithmic Trading
24 100 (8.94%) Python
25 99 (8.86%) E-Commerce
26 98 (8.77%) Business Analysis
26 98 (8.77%) FIX Protocol
27 88 (7.87%) QA
28 86 (7.69%) Analytics
28 86 (7.69%) SQL Server

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

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 39 (3.49%) Oracle Coherence
2 17 (1.52%) Tomcat
3 12 (1.07%) SharePoint
4 11 (0.98%) Node.js
5 8 (0.72%) WebLogic
6 6 (0.54%) Apache Spark
6 6 (0.54%) IIS
6 6 (0.54%) JBoss
6 6 (0.54%) SharePoint 2010
7 5 (0.45%) Apache
8 4 (0.36%) Mule
8 4 (0.36%) Oracle Workflow
9 3 (0.27%) GemFire
9 3 (0.27%) MS Exchange
9 3 (0.27%) SAS
9 3 (0.27%) WebSphere
10 2 (0.18%) Elasticsearch
10 2 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2003
10 2 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2010
10 2 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 15 (1.34%) MS Excel
1 15 (1.34%) Photoshop
2 13 (1.16%) Adobe Illustrator
3 7 (0.63%) MS Visio
4 6 (0.54%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.27%) MS Office
5 3 (0.27%) MS Project
5 3 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 29 (2.59%) Front Arena
2 11 (0.98%) thinkFolio
3 8 (0.72%) Markit EDM
3 8 (0.72%) SimCorp Dimension
3 8 (0.72%) Summit
3 8 (0.72%) TradeThru
4 6 (0.54%) Endur
4 6 (0.54%) RMDS
4 6 (0.54%) SAP FI
5 4 (0.36%) LatentZero
5 4 (0.36%) Maximo
5 4 (0.36%) Oracle EBS
5 4 (0.36%) Oracle ERP
5 4 (0.36%) Oracle Payables
6 3 (0.27%) ION MarketView
6 3 (0.27%) Kondor
6 3 (0.27%) Loan IQ
6 3 (0.27%) SunGard Martini
6 3 (0.27%) Temenos T24
7 2 (0.18%) MetaTrader
Cloud Services
1 6 (0.54%) Cloud Computing
1 6 (0.54%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.18%) Office 365
3 1 (0.089%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.089%) IaaS
3 1 (0.089%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (1.34%) TCP/IP
2 13 (1.16%) Firewall
3 6 (0.54%) Multicast
4 3 (0.27%) LAN
4 3 (0.27%) SAN
5 2 (0.18%) DNS
5 2 (0.18%) Fibre Channel
5 2 (0.18%) HTTP
5 2 (0.18%) iSCSI
5 2 (0.18%) VPN
5 2 (0.18%) WAN
6 1 (0.089%) ATM
6 1 (0.089%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (0.089%) DHCP
6 1 (0.089%) FCoE
6 1 (0.089%) Intranet
6 1 (0.089%) NAS
6 1 (0.089%) VoIP
6 1 (0.089%) WebEx
6 1 (0.089%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 86 (7.69%) SQL Server
2 42 (3.76%) Relational Database
3 29 (2.59%) KDB
4 27 (2.42%) Big Data
5 24 (2.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 23 (2.06%) Hadoop
7 21 (1.88%) Data Warehouse
8 18 (1.61%) NoSQL
9 15 (1.34%) QlikView
9 15 (1.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 13 (1.16%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 12 (1.07%) Pentaho
12 11 (0.98%) Data Mart
12 11 (0.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 10 (0.89%) Data Mining
14 9 (0.81%) Oracle Database
15 6 (0.54%) MongoDB
16 5 (0.45%) Apache Cassandra
17 3 (0.27%) Base SAS
17 3 (0.27%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 59 (5.28%) JIRA
2 29 (2.59%) Maven
3 18 (1.61%) Git (software)
4 16 (1.43%) Selenium
4 16 (1.43%) Subversion
5 15 (1.34%) TeamCity
6 13 (1.16%) Jenkins
7 12 (1.07%) Axure RP
8 10 (0.89%) ClearCase
9 9 (0.81%) GDB
9 9 (0.81%) Grunt
9 9 (0.81%) gulp
10 8 (0.72%) ClearQuest
10 8 (0.72%) Cucumber
10 8 (0.72%) HP UFT
10 8 (0.72%) Talend Open Studio
11 7 (0.63%) JUnit
12 6 (0.54%) Mockito
13 5 (0.45%) JBehave
14 4 (0.36%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 525 (46.96%) Finance
2 524 (46.87%) Front Office
3 508 (45.44%) Banking
4 318 (28.44%) Investment Banking
5 71 (6.35%) Back Office
6 49 (4.38%) Financial Institution
7 26 (2.33%) Corporate Banking
8 14 (1.25%) Legal
8 14 (1.25%) Retail
9 8 (0.72%) International Banking
10 7 (0.63%) Telecoms
11 6 (0.54%) Marketing
11 6 (0.54%) Spanish Language
12 5 (0.45%) Billing
12 5 (0.45%) Retail Banking
13 4 (0.36%) Manufacturing
14 3 (0.27%) Turkish Language
15 2 (0.18%) Advertising
15 2 (0.18%) French Language
15 2 (0.18%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 511 (45.71%) Developer
2 356 (31.84%) Analyst
3 222 (19.86%) Business Analyst
4 199 (17.80%) Java Developer
5 101 (9.03%) C++ Developer
6 89 (7.96%) C# Developer
6 89 (7.96%) Senior Developer
7 67 (5.99%) Project Manager
8 66 (5.90%) Senior Java Developer
9 59 (5.28%) FX Business Analyst
10 56 (5.01%) Senior Analyst
11 53 (4.74%) Front Office Developer
12 47 (4.20%) Support Analyst
13 43 (3.85%) Applications Support
14 41 (3.67%) Banking Analyst
14 41 (3.67%) Front Office Business Analyst
15 40 (3.58%) Test Analyst
16 39 (3.49%) Senior Business Analyst
17 37 (3.31%) Murex Analyst
18 35 (3.13%) Risk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 98 (8.77%) FIX Protocol
2 78 (6.98%) HTML
3 70 (6.26%) .NET
4 68 (6.08%) XML
5 58 (5.19%) WPF
6 52 (4.65%) Spring
7 44 (3.94%) HTML5
8 40 (3.58%) Boost C++ Libraries
9 35 (3.13%) JMS
10 34 (3.04%) FpML
11 33 (2.95%) CSS
12 32 (2.86%) STL
13 30 (2.68%) AngularJS
14 27 (2.42%) Swing
15 23 (2.06%) J2EE
15 23 (2.06%) WinForms
16 19 (1.70%) .NET Framework
16 19 (1.70%) Hibernate
16 19 (1.70%) Middleware
17 17 (1.52%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 290 (25.94%) Derivative
2 258 (23.08%) Fixed Income
3 229 (20.48%) Equities
4 115 (10.29%) Analytical Skills
5 60 (5.37%) Market Risk
6 53 (4.74%) Equity Derivative
7 50 (4.47%) Hedge funds
8 47 (4.20%) Mathematics
9 40 (3.58%) Credit Risk
10 39 (3.49%) Computer Science
11 38 (3.40%) Grid Computing
12 30 (2.68%) Credit Derivative
13 28 (2.50%) Algorithms
14 27 (2.42%) User Experience
15 20 (1.79%) Data Structures
16 17 (1.52%) Fintech
17 15 (1.34%) Physics
18 14 (1.25%) Reference Data
19 13 (1.16%) N-Tier
19 13 (1.16%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 196 (17.53%) Linux
2 187 (16.73%) Unix
3 73 (6.53%) Windows
4 20 (1.79%) Solaris
5 13 (1.16%) Windows Server
6 6 (0.54%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (0.45%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (0.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (0.27%) Windows 7
10 2 (0.18%) Android
10 2 (0.18%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.089%) AIX
11 1 (0.089%) SUSE
11 1 (0.089%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.089%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 221 (19.77%) Multithreading
2 207 (18.52%) Low Latency
3 172 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
4 149 (13.33%) Electronic Trading
5 140 (12.52%) Risk Management
6 103 (9.21%) Algorithmic Trading
7 99 (8.86%) E-Commerce
8 98 (8.77%) Business Analysis
9 86 (7.69%) Analytics
10 84 (7.51%) TDD
11 69 (6.17%) User Acceptance Testing
12 64 (5.72%) Stakeholder Management
13 58 (5.19%) Market Making
14 57 (5.10%) Migration
14 57 (5.10%) Project Management
15 45 (4.03%) OO
16 39 (3.49%) Workflow
17 38 (3.40%) Scrum
18 37 (3.31%) SDLC
19 36 (3.22%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 331 (29.61%) SQL
2 321 (28.71%) Java
3 218 (19.50%) C#
4 204 (18.25%) C++
5 100 (8.94%) Python
6 69 (6.17%) Perl
7 65 (5.81%) JavaScript
8 30 (2.68%) Bash Shell
9 28 (2.50%) VBA
10 23 (2.06%) Scala
11 16 (1.43%) T-SQL
12 15 (1.34%) R
13 13 (1.16%) Shell Script
14 11 (0.98%) C
15 8 (0.72%) PowerShell
16 7 (0.63%) PL/SQL
17 6 (0.54%) Haskell
17 6 (0.54%) XAML
18 5 (0.45%) PHP
19 4 (0.36%) VB
Qualifications
1 108 (9.66%) Degree
2 23 (2.06%) PhD
3 7 (0.63%) ISTQB
4 6 (0.54%) Security Cleared
5 5 (0.45%) ISEB
5 5 (0.45%) PMI Certification
6 4 (0.36%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (0.36%) SC Cleared
7 2 (0.18%) CFA
7 2 (0.18%) MBA
7 2 (0.18%) PMP
8 1 (0.089%) CCIE
8 1 (0.089%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.089%) HND
8 1 (0.089%) MCP
8 1 (0.089%) MCSE
8 1 (0.089%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.089%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (0.089%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 88 (7.87%) QA
2 30 (2.68%) MiFID
3 27 (2.42%) EMIR
4 24 (2.15%) Dodd-Frank
5 10 (0.89%) Data Quality
6 5 (0.45%) SLA
7 3 (0.27%) AIFMD
7 3 (0.27%) COBIT
7 3 (0.27%) CRD IV
8 2 (0.18%) Basel III
8 2 (0.18%) COREP
8 2 (0.18%) FATCA
8 2 (0.18%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.18%) Solvency II
9 1 (0.089%) Basel II
9 1 (0.089%) GAAP
9 1 (0.089%) ISO20022
9 1 (0.089%) SEPA
System Software
1 6 (0.54%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (0.45%) Platform Symphony
3 2 (0.18%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.18%) Hyper-V
3 2 (0.18%) NFS
4 1 (0.089%) KVM
4 1 (0.089%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.089%) SRDF
4 1 (0.089%) Terminal Server
4 1 (0.089%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.089%) Xen
Systems Management
1 35 (3.13%) HP Quality Center
2 25 (2.24%) ITRS Geneos
3 4 (0.36%) Control-M
3 4 (0.36%) Puppet
4 3 (0.27%) Tivoli
5 2 (0.18%) Ganglia
5 2 (0.18%) Kibana
5 2 (0.18%) logstash
5 2 (0.18%) Nagios
5 2 (0.18%) SCOM
5 2 (0.18%) Thomson Reuters DACS
5 2 (0.18%) yum
6 1 (0.089%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.089%) HP Data Protector
6 1 (0.089%) HP SIM
6 1 (0.089%) MOM
6 1 (0.089%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 124 (11.09%) Oracle
2 109 (9.75%) Murex
3 71 (6.35%) Sybase
4 37 (3.31%) TIBCO
5 36 (3.22%) DataSynapse
6 33 (2.95%) Microsoft
7 30 (2.68%) Calypso
8 23 (2.06%) Bloomberg
9 21 (1.88%) Adobe
9 21 (1.88%) Reuters
10 19 (1.70%) SunGard
11 15 (1.34%) Fidessa
11 15 (1.34%) HP
11 15 (1.34%) Splunk
12 14 (1.25%) ION Trading
13 13 (1.16%) Tableau
14 12 (1.07%) Alteryx
14 12 (1.07%) Informatica
15 9 (0.81%) Cloudera
15 9 (0.81%) SAP
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