The first 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category for the London region.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Foreign Exchange (FX)
Rank 78 54 56
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +2
Contract jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) 570 847 852
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 2.42% 3.49% 3.24%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 7.90% 10.75% 10.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 457 692 656
Average daily rate
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£625 £550 £575
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% -4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £425 £438
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £675 £700
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £450 £413
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 4
Average hourly rate £19.00 - £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £49.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
- +96.00%
Miscellaneous Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
7212 7878 8141
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 30.67% 32.47% 30.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 4829 5413 5501
Average daily rate £450 £460 £465
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.17% -1.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £640 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 147 170 213
Average hourly rate £19.00 £22.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.63% -2.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.04 £14.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £44.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £21.00 £25.73
% change year-on-year
- -18.38%
Foreign Exchange (FX)
England

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 31 July 2014.

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 31 July 2014. 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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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 -22 187 £650 +18.18% 88
Docklands, London +12 5 £625 +31.57%
Canary Wharf -3 1 £500 -28.57%
Westminster - - - -
Brentford - - - - 1
Hounslow - - - - 1
Foreign Exchange (FX)
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Foreign Exchange (FX)
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, 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).

1 514 (43.97%) Front Office
2 488 (41.75%) Banking
3 398 (34.05%) Java
4 360 (30.80%) SQL
5 349 (29.85%) Finance
6 307 (26.26%) Investment Banking
7 303 (25.92%) Derivative
8 271 (23.18%) Low Latency
9 218 (18.65%) Multithreading
10 217 (18.56%) Fixed Income
11 207 (17.71%) C#
12 189 (16.17%) Oracle
13 183 (15.65%) C++
14 180 (15.40%) Linux
15 172 (14.71%) Risk Management
16 163 (13.94%) UNIX
17 155 (13.26%) E-Commerce
18 131 (11.21%) Python
19 129 (11.04%) Equities
20 106 (9.07%) Windows
20 106 (9.07%) 29West
21 105 (8.98%) Back Office
22 99 (8.47%) OO
22 99 (8.47%) .NET
23 98 (8.38%) Perl
24 97 (8.30%) Electronic Trading
25 92 (7.87%) HTML
26 91 (7.78%) Algorithmic Trading
27 90 (7.70%) JavaScript
28 88 (7.53%) XML

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, 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 52 (4.45%) Oracle Coherence
2 26 (2.22%) WebSphere
3 25 (2.14%) WebLogic
4 17 (1.45%) Confluence
5 12 (1.03%) TIBCO EMS
6 11 (0.94%) IIS
7 10 (0.86%) Tomcat
8 6 (0.51%) Apache
9 5 (0.43%) MQSeries
10 3 (0.26%) Oracle HTTP Server
11 2 (0.17%) CICS
11 2 (0.17%) BizTalk Server
11 2 (0.17%) Oracle Workflow
11 2 (0.17%) SharePoint
11 2 (0.17%) GemFire
11 2 (0.17%) WebSphere Application Server
12 1 (0.086%) MS Project Server
12 1 (0.086%) SAS
Applications
1 19 (1.63%) MS Excel
2 14 (1.20%) MS Office
3 11 (0.94%) Spreadsheet
4 5 (0.43%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (0.43%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.34%) MS Project
6 3 (0.26%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (0.17%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.086%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 51 (4.36%) RMDS
2 10 (0.86%) Murex MxG2000
3 9 (0.77%) Markit EDM
4 8 (0.68%) Summit
5 5 (0.43%) Salerio
6 3 (0.26%) Advent Geneva
7 2 (0.17%) Bloomberg TOMS
7 2 (0.17%) Temenos T24
8 1 (0.086%) Oracle BPM
8 1 (0.086%) Oracle Cash Management
8 1 (0.086%) ION MarketView
8 1 (0.086%) SAP FSCM
8 1 (0.086%) SunGard GMI
8 1 (0.086%) LatentZero
8 1 (0.086%) Front Arena
8 1 (0.086%) Cognos TM1
8 1 (0.086%) SimCorp Dimension
8 1 (0.086%) Endur
8 1 (0.086%) Findur
8 1 (0.086%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.17%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (0.17%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 36 (3.08%) Firewall
2 29 (2.48%) Multicast
3 22 (1.88%) TCP/IP
4 15 (1.28%) DNS
5 10 (0.86%) HTTP
5 10 (0.86%) Internet
6 8 (0.68%) DSL
7 5 (0.43%) LAN
7 5 (0.43%) WAN
7 5 (0.43%) NetScaler
8 4 (0.34%) SAN
8 4 (0.34%) Intranet
8 4 (0.34%) NAS
8 4 (0.34%) FCoE
8 4 (0.34%) Fibre Channel
9 1 (0.086%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (0.086%) SSH
9 1 (0.086%) Network Security
9 1 (0.086%) iSCSI
9 1 (0.086%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (5.30%) Relational Database
2 59 (5.05%) SQL Server
3 33 (2.82%) KDB
4 30 (2.57%) Oracle Database
5 25 (2.14%) Data Warehouse
6 17 (1.45%) Hazelcast
7 14 (1.20%) Big Data
8 13 (1.11%) Data Mart
9 12 (1.03%) Oracle Reports
10 11 (0.94%) Data Mining
11 8 (0.68%) Oracle Database 11g
12 7 (0.60%) Oracle Database 10g
13 6 (0.51%) OLAP
13 6 (0.51%) SQL Server 2008
13 6 (0.51%) SAP BI
14 5 (0.43%) Crystal Reports
14 5 (0.43%) MS Access
14 5 (0.43%) RDBMS
14 5 (0.43%) IBM InfoSphere
14 5 (0.43%) HBase
Development Applications
1 38 (3.25%) JIRA
2 35 (2.99%) TeamCity
3 27 (2.31%) Grunt
4 26 (2.22%) WebDriver
5 25 (2.14%) Bower
6 18 (1.54%) Git (software)
7 17 (1.45%) Maven
8 15 (1.28%) Selenium
8 15 (1.28%) NUnit
9 12 (1.03%) Subversion
9 12 (1.03%) Jenkins
10 11 (0.94%) JUnit
11 10 (0.86%) Ant
12 8 (0.68%) FitNesse
13 6 (0.51%) QuickTest Pro
13 6 (0.51%) MSBuild
14 5 (0.43%) Cucumber
14 5 (0.43%) JBehave
14 5 (0.43%) LoadRunner
14 5 (0.43%) Visual Studio
General
1 514 (43.97%) Front Office
2 488 (41.75%) Banking
3 349 (29.85%) Finance
4 307 (26.26%) Investment Banking
5 105 (8.98%) Back Office
6 21 (1.80%) Financial Institution
7 13 (1.11%) Telecoms
8 12 (1.03%) Games
9 11 (0.94%) Legal
10 10 (0.86%) Retail
11 8 (0.68%) Marketing
12 6 (0.51%) Publishing
13 4 (0.34%) Advertising
13 4 (0.34%) Corporate Banking
14 2 (0.17%) International Banking
14 2 (0.17%) Retail Banking
15 1 (0.086%) French Language
15 1 (0.086%) German Language
15 1 (0.086%) Italian Language
15 1 (0.086%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 545 (46.62%) Developer
2 263 (22.50%) Analyst
3 190 (16.25%) Java Developer
4 180 (15.40%) Business Analyst
5 102 (8.73%) C# Developer
6 92 (7.87%) C++ Developer
7 77 (6.59%) Project Manager
8 69 (5.90%) Senior Developer
9 61 (5.22%) Applications Support
10 39 (3.34%) Architect
11 37 (3.17%) Web Developer
12 33 (2.82%) Python Developer
13 31 (2.65%) Development Manager
14 30 (2.57%) Support Analyst
15 27 (2.31%) Senior Java Developer
16 26 (2.22%) Quantitative Developer
16 26 (2.22%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
17 24 (2.05%) Applications Support Analyst
17 24 (2.05%) Front Office Developer
17 24 (2.05%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 99 (8.47%) .NET
2 92 (7.87%) HTML
3 88 (7.53%) XML
4 74 (6.33%) HTML5
5 58 (4.96%) FIX Protocol
6 54 (4.62%) CSS
7 49 (4.19%) Rendezvous
8 43 (3.68%) WCF
9 39 (3.34%) Apache Flex
9 39 (3.34%) JMS
10 38 (3.25%) Middleware
10 38 (3.25%) WPF
11 35 (2.99%) AngularJS
12 31 (2.65%) Boost C++ Libraries
13 29 (2.48%) XSLT
13 29 (2.48%) STL
14 28 (2.40%) Swing
15 23 (1.97%) Spring
16 21 (1.80%) ASP.NET
17 19 (1.63%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 303 (25.92%) Derivative
2 217 (18.56%) Fixed Income
3 129 (11.04%) Equities
4 56 (4.79%) Computer Science
5 51 (4.36%) Equity Derivative
6 37 (3.17%) Credit Risk
7 35 (2.99%) Credit Derivative
8 28 (2.40%) Market Risk
9 27 (2.31%) Reference Data
10 22 (1.88%) Interest Rate Derivative
11 19 (1.63%) RIA
12 16 (1.37%) VWAP
12 16 (1.37%) TWAP
13 14 (1.20%) Mathematics
14 13 (1.11%) Management Information System
14 13 (1.11%) Hedge funds
15 12 (1.03%) Grid Computing
16 10 (0.86%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
16 10 (0.86%) SWIFT
17 6 (0.51%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 180 (15.40%) Linux
2 163 (13.94%) UNIX
3 106 (9.07%) Windows
4 42 (3.59%) Solaris
5 34 (2.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 19 (1.63%) Windows XP
7 12 (1.03%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (0.51%) Windows 7
9 3 (0.26%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.086%) VMS
10 1 (0.086%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.086%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 271 (23.18%) Low Latency
2 218 (18.65%) Multithreading
3 172 (14.71%) Risk Management
4 155 (13.26%) E-Commerce
5 99 (8.47%) OO
6 97 (8.30%) Electronic Trading
7 91 (7.78%) Algorithmic Trading
8 80 (6.84%) Business Analysis
9 78 (6.67%) Project Management
10 76 (6.50%) Agile Software Development
11 73 (6.24%) Analytics
12 54 (4.62%) Change Management
13 52 (4.45%) TDD
14 51 (4.36%) User Acceptance Testing
15 45 (3.85%) Software Engineering
16 44 (3.76%) Scrum
17 42 (3.59%) Workflow
17 42 (3.59%) Stakeholder Management
18 41 (3.51%) Data Modelling
19 29 (2.48%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 398 (34.05%) Java
2 360 (30.80%) SQL
3 207 (17.71%) C#
4 183 (15.65%) C++
5 131 (11.21%) Python
6 98 (8.38%) Perl
7 90 (7.70%) JavaScript
8 26 (2.22%) Shell Script
9 16 (1.37%) PL/SQL
10 15 (1.28%) C
11 14 (1.20%) VBA
12 11 (0.94%) Scala
13 9 (0.77%) C-shell
13 9 (0.77%) AWK
14 7 (0.60%) VB.NET
15 4 (0.34%) Haskell
15 4 (0.34%) Bash Shell
16 3 (0.26%) R
16 3 (0.26%) Ada
17 2 (0.17%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 80 (6.84%) Degree
2 11 (0.94%) PhD
3 5 (0.43%) PMI Certification
3 5 (0.43%) SC Cleared
3 5 (0.43%) Security Cleared
4 4 (0.34%) ISTQB
4 4 (0.34%) PMP
4 4 (0.34%) ISEB
5 3 (0.26%) MBA
6 2 (0.17%) CIMA
6 2 (0.17%) HNC
6 2 (0.17%) HND
6 2 (0.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 2 (0.17%) ACCA
7 1 (0.086%) CISM
7 1 (0.086%) CISSP
7 1 (0.086%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (0.086%) IIBA
7 1 (0.086%) CBAP
7 1 (0.086%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (4.62%) EMIR
2 45 (3.85%) Dodd-Frank
3 40 (3.42%) QA
4 8 (0.68%) Basel II
5 7 (0.60%) MiFID
5 7 (0.60%) Data Quality
6 3 (0.26%) CRD IV
6 3 (0.26%) AIFMD
6 3 (0.26%) Basel III
7 2 (0.17%) ISO 9000
7 2 (0.17%) SLA
7 2 (0.17%) COREP
8 1 (0.086%) FINREP
8 1 (0.086%) FATCA
8 1 (0.086%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.086%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 9 (0.77%) Oracle RAC
2 6 (0.51%) Active Directory
3 4 (0.34%) SRDF
3 4 (0.34%) NFS
4 1 (0.086%) KVM
4 1 (0.086%) Squid
4 1 (0.086%) Xen
4 1 (0.086%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.086%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 25 (2.14%) ITRS Geneos
2 9 (0.77%) HP Quality Center
3 8 (0.68%) Tivoli
4 6 (0.51%) Nagios
5 5 (0.43%) BMC PATROL
6 3 (0.26%) Puppet
6 3 (0.26%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (0.17%) Salt
7 2 (0.17%) WMI
8 1 (0.086%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 189 (16.17%) Oracle
2 106 (9.07%) 29West
3 69 (5.90%) TIBCO
4 42 (3.59%) Sybase
5 41 (3.51%) Murex
6 37 (3.17%) Adobe
6 37 (3.17%) Reuters
7 34 (2.91%) Red Hat
8 26 (2.22%) Microsoft
9 20 (1.71%) eSpeed
9 20 (1.71%) MarketAxess
10 14 (1.20%) JBoss
11 13 (1.11%) Informatica
11 13 (1.11%) DataSynapse
12 11 (0.94%) Charles River
12 11 (0.94%) IBM
12 11 (0.94%) Calypso
13 10 (0.86%) SAP
13 10 (0.86%) Bloomberg
14 8 (0.68%) CA
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