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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Foreign Exchange (FX) over the 3 months to 30 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Foreign Exchange (FX)
Rank 142 95 88
Rank change year-on-year
-47 -7
Contract jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) 398 543 581
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.80% 2.31% 2.46%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.87% 6.25% 6.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 323 437 461
Median daily rate £600 £600 £625
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £450 £488
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £725 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £450 £375
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £19.00
UK excluding London median 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
8165 8689 8965
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 36.89% 36.90% 37.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 5741 6097 6046
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £626
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 112 165 167
Median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £19.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +3.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.40 £14.00 £14.04
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £52.17 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £18.50 £20.21
% change year-on-year
+16.21% -8.43%

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Jobs Demand Trend in London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the London region citing Foreign Exchange (FX) as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 30 July 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) within the London region over the 3 months to 30 July 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London -13 81 £588 -6.00% 24
Brentford - 1 £400 -
Foreign Exchange (FX)
England

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

For the 6 months to 30 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region with a requirement for Foreign Exchange (FX).

1 447 (45.43%) Front Office
2 418 (42.48%) Banking
3 358 (36.38%) Finance
4 327 (33.23%) Java
5 245 (24.90%) Investment Banking
6 236 (23.98%) SQL
7 226 (22.97%) C#
8 213 (21.65%) Electronic Trading
9 197 (20.02%) Low Latency
10 195 (19.82%) Agile Software Development
11 194 (19.72%) Multithreading
12 188 (19.11%) Derivative
12 188 (19.11%) Fixed Income
13 176 (17.89%) C++
14 171 (17.38%) Linux
15 150 (15.24%) Unix
16 131 (13.31%) Equities
17 130 (13.21%) Risk Management
18 115 (11.69%) Python
19 108 (10.98%) Analytical Skills
20 106 (10.77%) Oracle
21 103 (10.47%) HTML
22 96 (9.76%) E-Commerce
23 90 (9.15%) JavaScript
24 87 (8.84%) WPF
25 85 (8.64%) Algorithmic Trading
26 79 (8.03%) FIX Protocol
27 78 (7.93%) HTML5
28 77 (7.83%) TDD
28 77 (7.83%) OO

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 27 (2.74%) WebSphere
2 21 (2.13%) WebLogic
3 18 (1.83%) Confluence
4 12 (1.22%) Oracle Coherence
5 8 (0.81%) Tomcat
6 7 (0.71%) Apache Spark
7 5 (0.51%) Mule
8 4 (0.41%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 4 (0.41%) Apache
8 4 (0.41%) CMS
8 4 (0.41%) JBoss
8 4 (0.41%) OpenStack
8 4 (0.41%) SAS
8 4 (0.41%) SharePoint
8 4 (0.41%) WebSphere Application Server
9 2 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (0.20%) IIS
9 2 (0.20%) Jetty
9 2 (0.20%) MS Exchange
9 2 (0.20%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 18 (1.83%) MS Excel
2 11 (1.12%) MS Office
3 9 (0.91%) Photoshop
4 6 (0.61%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (0.51%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.51%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.30%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (0.20%) Mathematica
Business Applications
1 14 (1.42%) ION MarketView
2 8 (0.81%) RMDS
2 8 (0.81%) Summit
3 2 (0.20%) Bloomberg TOMS
3 2 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.20%) SimCorp Dimension
3 2 (0.20%) thinkFolio
4 1 (0.10%) Eikon
4 1 (0.10%) Findur
4 1 (0.10%) Front Arena
4 1 (0.10%) Kondor
4 1 (0.10%) Loan IQ
4 1 (0.10%) MetaTrader
4 1 (0.10%) OpenText MBPM
4 1 (0.10%) SAP BPC
4 1 (0.10%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.10%) SunGard Martini
4 1 (0.10%) Temenos T24
4 1 (0.10%) TradeThru
4 1 (0.10%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 7 (0.71%) Cloud Computing
2 6 (0.61%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (0.41%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (0.41%) OpenShift
3 4 (0.41%) PaaS
4 1 (0.10%) Heroku
4 1 (0.10%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 30 (3.05%) Firewall
2 19 (1.93%) TCP/IP
3 14 (1.42%) Multicast
4 11 (1.12%) SAN
5 6 (0.61%) NAS
6 5 (0.51%) LAN
7 4 (0.41%) Fibre Channel
7 4 (0.41%) Internet
7 4 (0.41%) iSCSI
7 4 (0.41%) WAN
8 3 (0.30%) FCoE
8 3 (0.30%) FTP
8 3 (0.30%) SSL
8 3 (0.30%) VPN
9 2 (0.20%) ATM
9 2 (0.20%) BGP
10 1 (0.10%) DSL
10 1 (0.10%) Intranet
10 1 (0.10%) NGN
10 1 (0.10%) SNA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (6.91%) SQL Server
2 37 (3.76%) Relational Database
3 28 (2.85%) KDB
4 16 (1.63%) Tick Data
5 15 (1.52%) Oracle Database
6 12 (1.22%) Data Mart
7 11 (1.12%) QlikView
8 10 (1.02%) Data Warehouse
9 9 (0.91%) Big Data
9 9 (0.91%) Hadoop
10 8 (0.81%) Apache Cassandra
10 8 (0.81%) RDBMS
11 7 (0.71%) SQL Server 2008
11 7 (0.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 6 (0.61%) PostgreSQL
12 6 (0.61%) SQL Server 2012
13 5 (0.51%) InfluxDB
13 5 (0.51%) OLAP
13 5 (0.51%) SQL Server 2005
13 5 (0.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 54 (5.49%) JIRA
2 45 (4.57%) Maven
3 37 (3.76%) Selenium
4 24 (2.44%) Subversion
5 21 (2.13%) TeamCity
6 20 (2.03%) Grunt
7 17 (1.73%) gulp
7 17 (1.73%) Jenkins
8 16 (1.63%) JUnit
9 14 (1.42%) Git (software)
10 9 (0.91%) Cucumber
10 9 (0.91%) JBehave
10 9 (0.91%) Mockito
11 6 (0.61%) Vagrant
12 5 (0.51%) Artifactory
12 5 (0.51%) EasyMock
12 5 (0.51%) GDB
12 5 (0.51%) Gradle
12 5 (0.51%) Protractor
12 5 (0.51%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 447 (45.43%) Front Office
2 418 (42.48%) Banking
3 358 (36.38%) Finance
4 245 (24.90%) Investment Banking
5 54 (5.49%) Back Office
6 16 (1.63%) Retail
7 14 (1.42%) Financial Institution
8 11 (1.12%) Legal
9 7 (0.71%) General Ledger
9 7 (0.71%) Telecoms
10 6 (0.61%) Retail Banking
11 5 (0.51%) Games
12 4 (0.41%) French Language
12 4 (0.41%) Law
13 2 (0.20%) Corporate Banking
13 2 (0.20%) Spanish Language
14 1 (0.10%) Advertising
14 1 (0.10%) International Banking
14 1 (0.10%) Manufacturing
14 1 (0.10%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 490 (49.80%) Developer
2 230 (23.37%) Analyst
3 167 (16.97%) Java Developer
4 135 (13.72%) Business Analyst
5 107 (10.87%) C# Developer
6 97 (9.86%) Senior Developer
7 89 (9.04%) C++ Developer
8 76 (7.72%) Front Office Developer
9 61 (6.20%) Project Manager
10 48 (4.88%) Senior Java Developer
11 42 (4.27%) Applications Support
12 40 (4.07%) Banking Analyst
13 34 (3.46%) FX Business Analyst
14 32 (3.25%) Support Analyst
15 30 (3.05%) Electronic Trading Developer
15 30 (3.05%) Test Analyst
16 29 (2.95%) Quantitative Developer
17 27 (2.74%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
17 27 (2.74%) Senior Analyst
18 26 (2.64%) C++/C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 103 (10.47%) HTML
2 87 (8.84%) WPF
3 79 (8.03%) FIX Protocol
4 78 (7.93%) HTML5
5 70 (7.11%) .NET
6 64 (6.50%) AngularJS
7 58 (5.89%) XML
8 55 (5.59%) CSS
9 50 (5.08%) Spring
10 41 (4.17%) WinForms
11 38 (3.86%) Hibernate
12 34 (3.46%) JMS
13 31 (3.15%) Rendezvous
14 26 (2.64%) REST
15 23 (2.34%) Java EE
15 23 (2.34%) Middleware
15 23 (2.34%) Reactive Extensions
16 22 (2.24%) WCF
17 20 (2.03%) .NET Framework
18 19 (1.93%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 188 (19.11%) Derivative
1 188 (19.11%) Fixed Income
2 131 (13.31%) Equities
3 108 (10.98%) Analytical Skills
4 37 (3.76%) Credit Derivative
5 34 (3.46%) Market Risk
6 31 (3.15%) User Experience
7 30 (3.05%) Algorithms
8 29 (2.95%) Computer Science
9 26 (2.64%) Mathematics
10 22 (2.24%) OTC Derivatives
11 21 (2.13%) Credit Risk
11 21 (2.13%) Data Structures
12 18 (1.83%) SWIFT
13 17 (1.73%) Equity Derivative
13 17 (1.73%) Fintech
14 13 (1.32%) Grid Computing
15 11 (1.12%) Hedge funds
15 11 (1.12%) Reference Data
16 9 (0.91%) Interest Rate Derivative
Operating Systems
1 171 (17.38%) Linux
2 150 (15.24%) Unix
3 56 (5.69%) Windows
4 16 (1.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 12 (1.22%) Solaris
6 8 (0.81%) Windows 7
7 6 (0.61%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (0.51%) Windows Server
8 5 (0.51%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (0.41%) Windows 8
10 2 (0.20%) Android
10 2 (0.20%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.10%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.10%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 213 (21.65%) Electronic Trading
2 197 (20.02%) Low Latency
3 195 (19.82%) Agile Software Development
4 194 (19.72%) Multithreading
5 130 (13.21%) Risk Management
6 96 (9.76%) E-Commerce
7 85 (8.64%) Algorithmic Trading
8 77 (7.83%) OO
8 77 (7.83%) TDD
9 74 (7.52%) Project Management
10 69 (7.01%) Business Analysis
11 62 (6.30%) Market Making
12 60 (6.10%) Stakeholder Management
13 55 (5.59%) Migration
14 45 (4.57%) User Acceptance Testing
15 43 (4.37%) Performance Optimisation
16 42 (4.27%) Analytics
17 39 (3.96%) DevOps
17 39 (3.96%) SDLC
17 39 (3.96%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 327 (33.23%) Java
2 236 (23.98%) SQL
3 226 (22.97%) C#
4 176 (17.89%) C++
5 115 (11.69%) Python
6 90 (9.15%) JavaScript
7 52 (5.28%) Perl
8 23 (2.34%) Shell Script
9 20 (2.03%) VBA
10 14 (1.42%) Bash Shell
10 14 (1.42%) TypeScript
11 13 (1.32%) PL/SQL
12 10 (1.02%) MATLAB
12 10 (1.02%) Scala
13 9 (0.91%) PowerShell
14 8 (0.81%) Haskell
14 8 (0.81%) VB
15 6 (0.61%) T-SQL
16 5 (0.51%) C
16 5 (0.51%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 50 (5.08%) Degree
2 31 (3.15%) PhD
3 9 (0.91%) ISEB
4 6 (0.61%) ISTQB
5 5 (0.51%) PMP
6 4 (0.41%) PMI Certification
7 3 (0.30%) CFA
7 3 (0.30%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (0.20%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (0.20%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 2 (0.20%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.10%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (0.10%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 60 (6.10%) QA
2 23 (2.34%) MiFID
3 8 (0.81%) Dodd-Frank
4 7 (0.71%) EMIR
5 4 (0.41%) SLA
6 3 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.20%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.20%) FATCA
7 2 (0.20%) SDET
7 2 (0.20%) SEPA
7 2 (0.20%) Solvency II
8 1 (0.10%) Basel III
8 1 (0.10%) COREP
8 1 (0.10%) CRD IV
8 1 (0.10%) GAAP
System Software
1 8 (0.81%) Docker
2 7 (0.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.41%) NFS
3 4 (0.41%) VMware ESX
4 3 (0.30%) Hyper-V
4 3 (0.30%) KVM
4 3 (0.30%) SRDF
4 3 (0.30%) Xen
5 1 (0.10%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.10%) Apache Flume
5 1 (0.10%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 1 (0.10%) HDFS
5 1 (0.10%) vCloud
5 1 (0.10%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 20 (2.03%) ITRS Geneos
2 13 (1.32%) Puppet
3 6 (0.61%) Ansible
3 6 (0.61%) HP Quality Center
4 5 (0.51%) Nagios
4 5 (0.51%) yum
5 4 (0.41%) Control-M
5 4 (0.41%) Grafana
5 4 (0.41%) NetBackup
6 3 (0.30%) BladeLogic
6 3 (0.30%) BMC PATROL
6 3 (0.30%) Graphite
6 3 (0.30%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (0.30%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.10%) Cobbler
7 1 (0.10%) Hadoop YARN
7 1 (0.10%) MOM
7 1 (0.10%) OpenView
7 1 (0.10%) SCOM
7 1 (0.10%) Thomson Reuters DACS
Vendors
1 106 (10.77%) Oracle
2 68 (6.91%) Murex
3 51 (5.18%) Sybase
4 42 (4.27%) TIBCO
5 31 (3.15%) Microsoft
6 28 (2.85%) Calypso
7 20 (2.03%) Adobe
7 20 (2.03%) Red Hat
8 18 (1.83%) Bloomberg
9 17 (1.73%) ION Trading
10 16 (1.63%) Splunk
11 15 (1.52%) Reuters
12 13 (1.32%) Atlassian
12 13 (1.32%) Informatica
13 10 (1.02%) DevExpress
13 10 (1.02%) VMware
14 9 (0.91%) Cognos
15 8 (0.81%) IBM
15 8 (0.81%) Sun
16 7 (0.71%) Currenex
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