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 24 June 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
24 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Foreign Exchange (FX)
Rank 121 108 82
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -26
Contract jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) 433 487 603
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 2.00% 2.09% 2.58%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 5.44% 5.74% 6.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 366 412 490
Median daily rate £610 £600 £625
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.66% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £475
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £725 £746
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Median hourly rate £80.00 - £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
7954 8486 8945
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 36.74% 36.34% 38.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 5658 5902 6154
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 118 148 160
Median hourly rate £20.26 £19.72 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.76% -1.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £14.00 £14.04
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £58.00 £52.17 £42.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.00 £18.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -14.28%

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 24 June 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)
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) across the London region over the 3 months to 24 June 2016.

Foreign Exchange (FX) Hourly Rate Histogram 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 24 June 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 -5 86 £600 - 42
Canary Wharf +7 3 £650 +30.00%
Docklands, London +7 2 £538 -17.30%
Bromley - 1 £550 -
Foreign Exchange (FX)
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 June 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).

1 520 (49.20%) Front Office
2 456 (43.14%) Banking
3 395 (37.37%) Finance
4 355 (33.59%) Java
5 279 (26.40%) Investment Banking
6 265 (25.07%) SQL
7 258 (24.41%) C#
8 238 (22.52%) Derivative
9 227 (21.48%) Electronic Trading
10 218 (20.62%) Multithreading
11 214 (20.25%) Low Latency
12 206 (19.49%) C++
13 202 (19.11%) Fixed Income
14 185 (17.50%) Linux
15 183 (17.31%) Agile Software Development
16 180 (17.03%) Unix
17 152 (14.38%) Equities
18 146 (13.81%) Risk Management
19 135 (12.77%) Oracle
20 128 (12.11%) Analytical Skills
21 118 (11.16%) Python
22 106 (10.03%) E-Commerce
23 104 (9.84%) TDD
24 99 (9.37%) Algorithmic Trading
25 88 (8.33%) WPF
26 87 (8.23%) FIX Protocol
26 87 (8.23%) HTML
27 83 (7.85%) Murex
28 80 (7.57%) Project Management
29 79 (7.47%) Business Analysis

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 32 (3.03%) Oracle Coherence
2 27 (2.55%) WebSphere
3 20 (1.89%) WebLogic
4 13 (1.23%) Confluence
5 7 (0.66%) Apache Spark
5 7 (0.66%) Tomcat
6 5 (0.47%) Mule
7 4 (0.38%) SAS
7 4 (0.38%) SharePoint
7 4 (0.38%) WebSphere Application Server
8 3 (0.28%) Apache
8 3 (0.28%) IIS
8 3 (0.28%) MS Exchange
8 3 (0.28%) OpenStack
9 2 (0.19%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (0.19%) GemFire
9 2 (0.19%) JBoss
9 2 (0.19%) Jetty
10 1 (0.095%) CICS
10 1 (0.095%) MQSeries
Applications
1 14 (1.32%) MS Excel
2 8 (0.76%) Photoshop
3 7 (0.66%) Adobe Illustrator
4 5 (0.47%) MS Office
4 5 (0.47%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (0.47%) Spreadsheet
5 4 (0.38%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.19%) Mathematica
Business Applications
1 13 (1.23%) ION MarketView
2 8 (0.76%) Summit
3 7 (0.66%) RMDS
4 4 (0.38%) Markit EDM
5 3 (0.28%) Front Arena
5 3 (0.28%) Loan IQ
5 3 (0.28%) MetaTrader
5 3 (0.28%) SimCorp Dimension
5 3 (0.28%) SunGard Martini
6 2 (0.19%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.19%) Oracle ERP
6 2 (0.19%) Oracle Payables
6 2 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.095%) Eikon
7 1 (0.095%) OpenText MBPM
7 1 (0.095%) Oracle General Ledger
7 1 (0.095%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
7 1 (0.095%) Temenos T24
7 1 (0.095%) thinkFolio
7 1 (0.095%) TradeThru
Cloud Services
1 7 (0.66%) Cloud Computing
1 7 (0.66%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (0.47%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (0.28%) OpenShift
3 3 (0.28%) PaaS
4 2 (0.19%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 32 (3.03%) Firewall
2 23 (2.18%) TCP/IP
3 16 (1.51%) Multicast
4 11 (1.04%) SAN
5 5 (0.47%) NAS
6 4 (0.38%) Internet
7 3 (0.28%) Fibre Channel
7 3 (0.28%) FTP
7 3 (0.28%) iSCSI
7 3 (0.28%) LAN
7 3 (0.28%) SSL
7 3 (0.28%) VPN
7 3 (0.28%) WAN
8 2 (0.19%) ATM
8 2 (0.19%) BGP
8 2 (0.19%) FCoE
9 1 (0.095%) DHCP
9 1 (0.095%) DNS
9 1 (0.095%) DSL
9 1 (0.095%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (6.43%) SQL Server
2 41 (3.88%) KDB
3 37 (3.50%) Relational Database
4 16 (1.51%) Oracle Database
4 16 (1.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 16 (1.51%) Tick Data
5 14 (1.32%) QlikView
5 14 (1.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 12 (1.14%) Data Mart
7 10 (0.95%) Data Warehouse
8 9 (0.85%) Apache Cassandra
8 9 (0.85%) Big Data
8 9 (0.85%) Hadoop
9 7 (0.66%) PostgreSQL
9 7 (0.66%) RDBMS
10 6 (0.57%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 6 (0.57%) SQL Server 2012
11 5 (0.47%) InfluxDB
11 5 (0.47%) OLAP
12 4 (0.38%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 50 (4.73%) JIRA
2 41 (3.88%) Maven
3 30 (2.84%) Selenium
4 22 (2.08%) Grunt
4 22 (2.08%) Subversion
5 19 (1.80%) gulp
6 17 (1.61%) TeamCity
7 16 (1.51%) Jenkins
8 15 (1.42%) JUnit
9 10 (0.95%) Git (software)
10 9 (0.85%) Mockito
11 8 (0.76%) Cucumber
11 8 (0.76%) GDB
12 7 (0.66%) JBehave
13 6 (0.57%) Axure RP
14 5 (0.47%) Artifactory
14 5 (0.47%) ClearCase
14 5 (0.47%) EasyMock
14 5 (0.47%) Gradle
14 5 (0.47%) Vagrant
General
1 520 (49.20%) Front Office
2 456 (43.14%) Banking
3 395 (37.37%) Finance
4 279 (26.40%) Investment Banking
5 66 (6.24%) Back Office
6 16 (1.51%) Retail
7 15 (1.42%) Financial Institution
8 12 (1.14%) Legal
9 9 (0.85%) Telecoms
10 8 (0.76%) General Ledger
11 7 (0.66%) Retail Banking
12 5 (0.47%) Games
13 3 (0.28%) International Banking
14 2 (0.19%) Billing
14 2 (0.19%) Corporate Banking
14 2 (0.19%) French Language
14 2 (0.19%) Law
14 2 (0.19%) Marketing
14 2 (0.19%) Spanish Language
15 1 (0.095%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 524 (49.57%) Developer
2 268 (25.35%) Analyst
3 199 (18.83%) Java Developer
4 167 (15.80%) Business Analyst
5 115 (10.88%) C# Developer
6 99 (9.37%) Senior Developer
7 95 (8.99%) C++ Developer
8 78 (7.38%) Front Office Developer
9 63 (5.96%) Project Manager
10 51 (4.82%) Senior Java Developer
11 48 (4.54%) Applications Support
12 46 (4.35%) FX Business Analyst
13 43 (4.07%) Banking Analyst
13 43 (4.07%) Support Analyst
14 41 (3.88%) Senior Analyst
15 35 (3.31%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
15 35 (3.31%) Murex Analyst
16 33 (3.12%) Electronic Trading Developer
17 32 (3.03%) Murex Business Analyst
18 31 (2.93%) FX Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 88 (8.33%) WPF
2 87 (8.23%) FIX Protocol
2 87 (8.23%) HTML
3 72 (6.81%) .NET
4 68 (6.43%) XML
5 65 (6.15%) Spring
6 62 (5.87%) HTML5
7 48 (4.54%) AngularJS
8 45 (4.26%) WinForms
9 42 (3.97%) CSS
10 36 (3.41%) Hibernate
11 34 (3.22%) JMS
12 27 (2.55%) .NET Framework
13 26 (2.46%) Middleware
13 26 (2.46%) Rendezvous
14 25 (2.37%) Reactive Extensions
14 25 (2.37%) REST
15 23 (2.18%) Java EE
16 19 (1.80%) RequireJS
16 19 (1.80%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 238 (22.52%) Derivative
2 202 (19.11%) Fixed Income
3 152 (14.38%) Equities
4 128 (12.11%) Analytical Skills
5 43 (4.07%) Market Risk
6 42 (3.97%) Credit Derivative
7 35 (3.31%) Computer Science
8 34 (3.22%) Credit Risk
8 34 (3.22%) Equity Derivative
9 33 (3.12%) Algorithms
10 32 (3.03%) Grid Computing
11 30 (2.84%) Mathematics
11 30 (2.84%) User Experience
12 24 (2.27%) Data Structures
13 21 (1.99%) OTC Derivatives
13 21 (1.99%) SWIFT
14 14 (1.32%) Fintech
15 12 (1.14%) Interest Rate Derivative
16 11 (1.04%) Hedge funds
16 11 (1.04%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 185 (17.50%) Linux
2 180 (17.03%) Unix
3 65 (6.15%) Windows
4 16 (1.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 14 (1.32%) Solaris
6 9 (0.85%) Windows Server
7 7 (0.66%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (0.57%) Windows 7
9 5 (0.47%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (0.38%) Windows 8
11 3 (0.28%) Windows Server 2003
12 2 (0.19%) Android
13 1 (0.095%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.095%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 227 (21.48%) Electronic Trading
2 218 (20.62%) Multithreading
3 214 (20.25%) Low Latency
4 183 (17.31%) Agile Software Development
5 146 (13.81%) Risk Management
6 106 (10.03%) E-Commerce
7 104 (9.84%) TDD
8 99 (9.37%) Algorithmic Trading
9 80 (7.57%) Project Management
10 79 (7.47%) Business Analysis
11 76 (7.19%) Migration
12 75 (7.10%) Market Making
13 71 (6.72%) OO
14 70 (6.62%) Stakeholder Management
15 51 (4.82%) Analytics
16 47 (4.45%) User Acceptance Testing
17 44 (4.16%) Performance Optimisation
18 41 (3.88%) SDLC
19 40 (3.78%) DevOps
19 40 (3.78%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 355 (33.59%) Java
2 265 (25.07%) SQL
3 258 (24.41%) C#
4 206 (19.49%) C++
5 118 (11.16%) Python
6 69 (6.53%) JavaScript
7 61 (5.77%) Perl
8 27 (2.55%) Shell Script
9 17 (1.61%) VBA
10 13 (1.23%) Bash Shell
10 13 (1.23%) PL/SQL
11 10 (0.95%) Scala
11 10 (0.95%) T-SQL
12 9 (0.85%) Haskell
12 9 (0.85%) TypeScript
13 8 (0.76%) PowerShell
14 7 (0.66%) VB
15 6 (0.57%) C
15 6 (0.57%) MATLAB
16 4 (0.38%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 64 (6.05%) Degree
2 35 (3.31%) PhD
3 10 (0.95%) ISEB
4 9 (0.85%) PMI Certification
5 7 (0.66%) ISTQB
6 5 (0.47%) ITIL Certification
7 4 (0.38%) PMP
8 3 (0.28%) CFA
8 3 (0.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 2 (0.19%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (0.095%) CCIE
10 1 (0.095%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.095%) ISEB Practitioner
10 1 (0.095%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (0.095%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 68 (6.43%) QA
2 21 (1.99%) MiFID
3 10 (0.95%) Dodd-Frank
4 8 (0.76%) EMIR
5 4 (0.38%) SLA
6 3 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.19%) Basel III
7 2 (0.19%) COREP
7 2 (0.19%) CRD IV
7 2 (0.19%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.19%) FATCA
7 2 (0.19%) SEPA
7 2 (0.19%) Solvency II
8 1 (0.095%) SDET
System Software
1 7 (0.66%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (0.57%) Docker
3 4 (0.38%) VMware ESX
4 3 (0.28%) Hyper-V
4 3 (0.28%) NFS
5 2 (0.19%) Active Directory
5 2 (0.19%) KVM
5 2 (0.19%) Platform Symphony
5 2 (0.19%) SRDF
5 2 (0.19%) Xen
6 1 (0.095%) vCloud
6 1 (0.095%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 28 (2.65%) ITRS Geneos
2 11 (1.04%) Puppet
3 7 (0.66%) HP Quality Center
4 6 (0.57%) Control-M
5 5 (0.47%) Ansible
5 5 (0.47%) Nagios
5 5 (0.47%) yum
6 4 (0.38%) Grafana
6 4 (0.38%) NetBackup
6 4 (0.38%) Tivoli
7 3 (0.28%) BladeLogic
7 3 (0.28%) BMC PATROL
7 3 (0.28%) Graphite
8 2 (0.19%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (0.19%) SCOM
9 1 (0.095%) Cobbler
9 1 (0.095%) HP Data Protector
9 1 (0.095%) HP SIM
9 1 (0.095%) MOM
9 1 (0.095%) OpenView
Vendors
1 135 (12.77%) Oracle
2 83 (7.85%) Murex
3 58 (5.49%) Sybase
4 39 (3.69%) TIBCO
5 38 (3.60%) Microsoft
6 34 (3.22%) Calypso
7 26 (2.46%) DataSynapse
8 22 (2.08%) Adobe
9 21 (1.99%) Splunk
10 19 (1.80%) Red Hat
11 18 (1.70%) ION Trading
11 18 (1.70%) Reuters
12 14 (1.32%) Bloomberg
13 11 (1.04%) Cognos
13 11 (1.04%) Fidessa
14 10 (0.95%) VMware
15 8 (0.76%) Atlassian
15 8 (0.76%) Informatica
15 8 (0.76%) Sun
16 7 (0.66%) IBM
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