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 3 September 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Foreign Exchange (FX)
Rank 97 82 57
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -25
Contract jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) 517 594 851
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 2.18% 2.45% 3.37%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 5.98% 6.57% 8.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 398 462 687
Average daily rate
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£575 £600 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.16% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £488 £425
10% offered a daily rate of more than £725 £700 £675
UK excluding London average daily rate £650 £400 £450
% change year-on-year
+62.50% -11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £18.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 - £49.00
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
8642 9041 9846
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 36.49% 37.31% 38.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 5966 6040 6719
Average daily rate £475 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £285 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 153 186 193
Average hourly rate £21.25 £19.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.84% -5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.17 £14.04 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.30 £45.00 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.76 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+8.81% +14.28%

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 3 September 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 3 September 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 -2 159 £600 -4.00% 59
Canary Wharf -3 8 £525 -8.69%
Docklands, London -10 2 £593 +7.72%
Foreign Exchange (FX)
England

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

For the 6 months to 3 September 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).

1 409 (41.65%) Banking
2 395 (40.22%) Finance
3 386 (39.31%) Front Office
4 292 (29.74%) Investment Banking
5 287 (29.23%) SQL
6 284 (28.92%) Java
7 259 (26.37%) Multithreading
8 247 (25.15%) C++
9 240 (24.44%) Low Latency
10 229 (23.32%) Derivative
11 228 (23.22%) Fixed Income
12 214 (21.79%) Equities
12 214 (21.79%) C#
13 209 (21.28%) Agile Software Development
14 184 (18.74%) Linux
15 138 (14.05%) UNIX
16 124 (12.63%) E-Commerce
17 119 (12.12%) Risk Management
18 114 (11.61%) Oracle
19 110 (11.20%) Analytical Skills
20 101 (10.29%) Algorithmic Trading
21 95 (9.67%) FIX Protocol
22 90 (9.16%) .NET
23 87 (8.86%) Windows
24 86 (8.76%) Business Analysis
25 85 (8.66%) WPF
26 81 (8.25%) Project Management
27 77 (7.84%) Degree
28 76 (7.74%) User Acceptance Testing
29 74 (7.54%) Electronic Trading

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

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 23 (2.34%) Oracle Coherence
2 13 (1.32%) Tomcat
3 12 (1.22%) WebSphere
4 10 (1.02%) WebLogic
5 8 (0.81%) Apache
6 7 (0.71%) SharePoint
6 7 (0.71%) Oracle Workflow
7 6 (0.61%) IIS
8 5 (0.51%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 4 (0.41%) SharePoint 2010
9 4 (0.41%) JBoss
9 4 (0.41%) MQSeries
10 2 (0.20%) SAS
10 2 (0.20%) Confluence
10 2 (0.20%) Apache Spark
11 1 (0.10%) IPython
11 1 (0.10%) WebSphere Application Server
11 1 (0.10%) Node.js
11 1 (0.10%) GemFire
11 1 (0.10%) Apache ServiceMix
Applications
1 36 (3.67%) MS Excel
2 13 (1.32%) MS Visio
3 9 (0.92%) MS Project
4 6 (0.61%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (0.51%) MS Office
6 1 (0.10%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 15 (1.53%) ION MarketView
2 12 (1.22%) thinkFolio
3 10 (1.02%) SimCorp Dimension
3 10 (1.02%) LatentZero
4 9 (0.92%) RMDS
5 6 (0.61%) Summit
6 5 (0.51%) SAP FI
6 5 (0.51%) Markit EDM
7 4 (0.41%) Maximo
8 3 (0.31%) Global One
9 2 (0.20%) Oracle General Ledger
9 2 (0.20%) Dynamics AX
9 2 (0.20%) Kondor+
10 1 (0.10%) Dynamics CRM
10 1 (0.10%) Temenos T24
10 1 (0.10%) SAP FI/CO
10 1 (0.10%) SAP CO
10 1 (0.10%) Adaptiv
10 1 (0.10%) Oracle Cash Management
10 1 (0.10%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.41%) Cloud Computing
1 4 (0.41%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.20%) SaaS
2 2 (0.20%) PaaS
2 2 (0.20%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 27 (2.75%) Multicast
2 19 (1.93%) Firewall
3 8 (0.81%) TCP/IP
4 7 (0.71%) HTTP
5 6 (0.61%) LAN
6 5 (0.51%) WAN
7 4 (0.41%) SAN
7 4 (0.41%) iSCSI
7 4 (0.41%) NAS
7 4 (0.41%) FCoE
7 4 (0.41%) Fibre Channel
8 3 (0.31%) Internet
9 1 (0.10%) OSPF
9 1 (0.10%) BGP
9 1 (0.10%) Intranet
9 1 (0.10%) ATM
9 1 (0.10%) Cisco Nexus
9 1 (0.10%) SWIFTNet
9 1 (0.10%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (6.82%) SQL Server
2 34 (3.46%) KDB
3 28 (2.85%) Data Warehouse
4 26 (2.65%) Relational Database
5 20 (2.04%) Oracle Database
6 19 (1.93%) Big Data
7 17 (1.73%) Hadoop
8 12 (1.22%) BusinessObjects
9 11 (1.12%) OLAP
10 10 (1.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 9 (0.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 8 (0.81%) HBase
12 8 (0.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 7 (0.71%) Data Mining
13 7 (0.71%) Oracle Database 11g
13 7 (0.71%) SQL Server 2008
14 6 (0.61%) Hazelcast
14 6 (0.61%) MS Access
15 5 (0.51%) Oracle Reports
16 4 (0.41%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 35 (3.56%) JIRA
2 15 (1.53%) Maven
3 13 (1.32%) NUnit
3 13 (1.32%) TeamCity
4 12 (1.22%) JUnit
5 11 (1.12%) Subversion
5 11 (1.12%) Selenium
6 9 (0.92%) FitNesse
7 8 (0.81%) ClearCase
7 8 (0.81%) Git (software)
7 8 (0.81%) Moq
7 8 (0.81%) Cucumber
8 6 (0.61%) SpecFlow
8 6 (0.61%) Visual Studio
9 5 (0.51%) Grunt
10 4 (0.41%) JBehave
10 4 (0.41%) Eclipse
11 3 (0.31%) jMock
11 3 (0.31%) WebDriver
11 3 (0.31%) Mockito
General
1 409 (41.65%) Banking
2 395 (40.22%) Finance
3 386 (39.31%) Front Office
4 292 (29.74%) Investment Banking
5 65 (6.62%) Back Office
6 30 (3.05%) Financial Institution
7 17 (1.73%) General Ledger
8 15 (1.53%) Legal
9 11 (1.12%) Retail
9 11 (1.12%) Corporate Banking
10 8 (0.81%) Advertising
11 6 (0.61%) Retail Banking
11 6 (0.61%) Marketing
12 5 (0.51%) Wholesale Banking
12 5 (0.51%) Spanish Language
13 4 (0.41%) Turkish Language
13 4 (0.41%) Polish Language
14 3 (0.31%) Telecoms
15 2 (0.20%) Law
15 2 (0.20%) Games
Job Titles
1 525 (53.46%) Developer
2 280 (28.51%) Analyst
3 181 (18.43%) Business Analyst
4 174 (17.72%) C++ Developer
5 167 (17.01%) Java Developer
6 114 (11.61%) C# Developer
7 102 (10.39%) Senior Developer
8 53 (5.40%) Project Manager
9 42 (4.28%) Support Analyst
10 41 (4.18%) Senior Java Developer
11 37 (3.77%) C++/C# Developer
12 36 (3.67%) Senior Analyst
13 35 (3.56%) Applications Support
14 29 (2.95%) Senior C# Developer
15 25 (2.55%) Senior Business Analyst
15 25 (2.55%) WPF Developer
16 21 (2.14%) Senior C++ Developer
17 19 (1.93%) Front Office Developer
18 18 (1.83%) Java Swing Developer
19 16 (1.63%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 95 (9.67%) FIX Protocol
2 90 (9.16%) .NET
3 85 (8.66%) WPF
4 70 (7.13%) Boost C++ Libraries
5 64 (6.52%) STL
6 55 (5.60%) XML
7 54 (5.50%) HTML
8 46 (4.68%) Middleware
9 41 (4.18%) WCF
10 37 (3.77%) HTML5
11 33 (3.36%) Swing
12 30 (3.05%) Web Services
13 28 (2.85%) Spring
14 26 (2.65%) Reactive Extensions
15 22 (2.24%) JMS
16 19 (1.93%) FpML
17 18 (1.83%) Rendezvous
17 18 (1.83%) J2SE
17 18 (1.83%) WinForms
18 17 (1.73%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 229 (23.32%) Derivative
2 228 (23.22%) Fixed Income
3 214 (21.79%) Equities
4 110 (11.20%) Analytical Skills
5 52 (5.30%) Algorithms
6 42 (4.28%) Computer Science
7 29 (2.95%) Mathematics
8 24 (2.44%) Market Risk
9 22 (2.24%) Credit Derivative
9 22 (2.24%) Data Structures
10 19 (1.93%) Interest Rate Derivative
11 18 (1.83%) Equity Derivative
11 18 (1.83%) Reference Data
11 18 (1.83%) Credit Risk
12 15 (1.53%) Physics
12 15 (1.53%) Grid Computing
12 15 (1.53%) User Experience
13 13 (1.32%) Contract for Difference
14 12 (1.22%) Hedge funds
15 11 (1.12%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 184 (18.74%) Linux
2 138 (14.05%) UNIX
3 87 (8.86%) Windows
4 32 (3.26%) Solaris
5 10 (1.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (0.31%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (0.31%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.10%) SUSE
7 1 (0.10%) AIX
7 1 (0.10%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 259 (26.37%) Multithreading
2 240 (24.44%) Low Latency
3 209 (21.28%) Agile Software Development
4 124 (12.63%) E-Commerce
5 119 (12.12%) Risk Management
6 101 (10.29%) Algorithmic Trading
7 86 (8.76%) Business Analysis
8 81 (8.25%) Project Management
9 76 (7.74%) User Acceptance Testing
10 74 (7.54%) Electronic Trading
11 69 (7.03%) SDLC
12 61 (6.21%) TDD
13 50 (5.09%) Stakeholder Management
14 47 (4.79%) Scrum
14 47 (4.79%) OO
15 42 (4.28%) Analytics
16 41 (4.18%) Workflow
17 38 (3.87%) MVVM
18 37 (3.77%) Data Analysis
19 36 (3.67%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 287 (29.23%) SQL
2 284 (28.92%) Java
3 247 (25.15%) C++
4 214 (21.79%) C#
5 62 (6.31%) Python
6 60 (6.11%) Perl
7 40 (4.07%) JavaScript
8 25 (2.55%) VBA
9 20 (2.04%) T-SQL
9 20 (2.04%) Shell Script
10 18 (1.83%) C
11 15 (1.53%) Bash Shell
12 13 (1.32%) PowerShell
13 9 (0.92%) Scala
13 9 (0.92%) XAML
14 7 (0.71%) PL/SQL
15 4 (0.41%) VB.NET
16 3 (0.31%) Korn
16 3 (0.31%) VB
17 2 (0.20%) R
Qualifications
1 77 (7.84%) Degree
2 20 (2.04%) ISEB
3 9 (0.92%) PhD
4 7 (0.71%) ISTQB
5 5 (0.51%) IIBA
5 5 (0.51%) CBAP
5 5 (0.51%) CISSP
5 5 (0.51%) PMP
5 5 (0.51%) PMI Certification
5 5 (0.51%) CISA
5 5 (0.51%) CISM
5 5 (0.51%) CFA
6 4 (0.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (0.20%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (0.10%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.10%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.10%) A+ Certification
8 1 (0.10%) CAPM
8 1 (0.10%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (4.58%) EMIR
2 42 (4.28%) QA
3 27 (2.75%) MiFID
3 27 (2.75%) Dodd-Frank
4 8 (0.81%) CRD IV
5 7 (0.71%) COREP
5 7 (0.71%) Basel III
6 5 (0.51%) AIFMD
7 4 (0.41%) FATCA
8 3 (0.31%) Solvency II
8 3 (0.31%) Data Quality
9 2 (0.20%) ISO 9001
9 2 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.10%) Basel II
10 1 (0.10%) UCITS
System Software
1 5 (0.51%) Active Directory
1 5 (0.51%) Oracle RAC
1 5 (0.51%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (0.41%) Hyper-V
2 4 (0.41%) SRDF
2 4 (0.41%) NFS
2 4 (0.41%) Xen
2 4 (0.41%) KVM
2 4 (0.41%) HDFS
3 3 (0.31%) Apache Flume
4 2 (0.20%) GridGain
5 1 (0.10%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 21 (2.14%) HP Quality Center
2 14 (1.43%) Control-M
3 9 (0.92%) ITRS Geneos
4 5 (0.51%) SCOM
5 3 (0.31%) Tivoli
5 3 (0.31%) Oozie
6 2 (0.20%) MOM
7 1 (0.10%) BMC PATROL
7 1 (0.10%) SolarWinds Orion
7 1 (0.10%) Cisco LMS
Vendors
1 114 (11.61%) Oracle
2 42 (4.28%) Sybase
3 41 (4.18%) TIBCO
4 39 (3.97%) Microsoft
5 31 (3.16%) Murex
6 18 (1.83%) ION Trading
7 17 (1.73%) Solace
8 16 (1.63%) Bloomberg
9 12 (1.22%) HP
9 12 (1.22%) IBM
9 12 (1.22%) Currenex
10 11 (1.12%) Talarian
10 11 (1.12%) DataSynapse
10 11 (1.12%) Reuters
11 10 (1.02%) Red Hat
11 10 (1.02%) SimCorp
12 9 (0.92%) SAP
12 9 (0.92%) Calypso
13 8 (0.81%) Fidessa
13 8 (0.81%) Remedy
London
Aston Carter
Rate: £300 - £750 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £475 - £500 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £300 - £325 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + Depending on experience
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: Yesterday
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £650 - £800 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £225 - £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Pioneer Search
Rate: £700 - £850 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Woodford Green, Essex
Reed Technology
Rate: £50000 - £52000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £650 - £700 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £700 - £750 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £550 - £700 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £600 - £700 per week
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £600 - £800 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £550.00 - £600.00 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago