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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Foreign Exchange (FX)
Rank 81 77 47
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -30
Contract jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) 538 600 818
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 2.41% 2.48% 3.72%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 6.82% 6.60% 9.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 446 481 654
Average daily rate
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£600 £600 £575
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
10% offered a daily rate of more than £725 £734 £675
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £385 £425
% change year-on-year
+10.38% -9.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 8
Average hourly rate - £22.50 £63.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -64.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £47.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
-71.27% +129.26%
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
7884 9089 8436
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 35.35% 37.53% 38.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 5378 6374 5850
Average daily rate £475 £450 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 130 154 175
Average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £22.28
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.52% -5.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.96 £13.91 £14.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.50 £41.00 £54.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £20.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-7.31% -12.76%

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 17 April 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 17 April 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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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 -20 138 £600 -4.00% 66
Docklands, London +9 13 £625 -1.96%
Canary Wharf -2 5 £563 -43.75%
Mayfair - - - -
Westminster - - - -
Surbiton - - - -
Twickenham - - - -
Foreign Exchange (FX)
England

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

For the 6 months to 17 April 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).

1 467 (45.92%) Front Office
2 402 (39.53%) Banking
3 399 (39.23%) Finance
4 392 (38.54%) Java
5 308 (30.29%) SQL
6 282 (27.73%) Low Latency
7 279 (27.43%) Investment Banking
8 270 (26.55%) Multithreading
9 247 (24.29%) Derivative
10 203 (19.96%) Equities
11 202 (19.86%) Fixed Income
12 200 (19.67%) C++
13 190 (18.68%) Agile Software Development
14 175 (17.21%) C#
15 173 (17.01%) UNIX
16 146 (14.36%) Linux
17 129 (12.68%) Oracle
18 116 (11.41%) Electronic Trading
19 115 (11.31%) E-Commerce
20 111 (10.91%) Analytical Skills
21 89 (8.75%) Back Office
22 88 (8.65%) Risk Management
23 83 (8.16%) FIX Protocol
24 78 (7.67%) Windows
24 78 (7.67%) XML
25 77 (7.57%) Project Management
26 72 (7.08%) Degree
27 71 (6.98%) TDD
28 68 (6.69%) Business Analysis
29 64 (6.29%) SQL Server

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

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 19 (1.87%) WebSphere
2 14 (1.38%) TIBCO EMS
3 12 (1.18%) Oracle Coherence
4 11 (1.08%) Oracle Workflow
4 11 (1.08%) WebLogic
5 6 (0.59%) Tomcat
6 5 (0.49%) JBoss
7 4 (0.39%) Apache
7 4 (0.39%) IIS
7 4 (0.39%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 4 (0.39%) Node.js
7 4 (0.39%) Apache ServiceMix
8 3 (0.29%) MTS
8 3 (0.29%) SharePoint
9 2 (0.20%) MQSeries
10 1 (0.098%) WebSphere Application Server
10 1 (0.098%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.098%) Apache Solr
10 1 (0.098%) Confluence
10 1 (0.098%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 42 (4.13%) MS Excel
2 10 (0.98%) MS Office
3 9 (0.88%) MS Visio
4 7 (0.69%) MS Project
5 6 (0.59%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.20%) OmniGraffle
7 2 (0.20%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 31 (3.05%) ION MarketView
2 18 (1.77%) Markit EDM
3 15 (1.47%) RMDS
4 9 (0.88%) thinkFolio
5 6 (0.59%) Murex MxG2000
5 6 (0.59%) SimCorp Dimension
6 4 (0.39%) Summit
6 4 (0.39%) SAP FI
6 4 (0.39%) Oracle General Ledger
7 3 (0.29%) SAP FI/CO
7 3 (0.29%) SAP CO
8 2 (0.20%) SunGard Stream Clearvision
8 2 (0.20%) SAP FSCM
9 1 (0.098%) FINCAD Analytics
9 1 (0.098%) SunGard Stream Ubix
9 1 (0.098%) LatentZero
9 1 (0.098%) Tesseract
9 1 (0.098%) Minerva
9 1 (0.098%) Sentinel
9 1 (0.098%) HFM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.098%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (0.098%) Amazon S3
1 1 (0.098%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (1.97%) Multicast
2 14 (1.38%) Firewall
3 10 (0.98%) TCP/IP
4 5 (0.49%) LAN
4 5 (0.49%) WAN
4 5 (0.49%) HTTP
5 4 (0.39%) SAN
5 4 (0.39%) NAS
6 3 (0.29%) FCoE
6 3 (0.29%) Fibre Channel
6 3 (0.29%) iSCSI
6 3 (0.29%) FTP
7 2 (0.20%) tcpdump
8 1 (0.098%) NetScaler
8 1 (0.098%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (0.098%) Wireshark
8 1 (0.098%) ATM
8 1 (0.098%) Internet
8 1 (0.098%) DNS
8 1 (0.098%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 64 (6.29%) SQL Server
2 47 (4.62%) Relational Database
3 35 (3.44%) KDB
4 33 (3.24%) Data Warehouse
5 25 (2.46%) Hadoop
6 23 (2.26%) Big Data
7 14 (1.38%) Data Mining
8 13 (1.28%) Oracle Database
9 11 (1.08%) MS Access
10 9 (0.88%) Pentaho
10 9 (0.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 8 (0.79%) Oracle Database 11g
11 8 (0.79%) HBase
12 7 (0.69%) QlikView
12 7 (0.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 6 (0.59%) RDBMS
14 3 (0.29%) OLAP
14 3 (0.29%) Data Mart
14 3 (0.29%) Impala
14 3 (0.29%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 30 (2.95%) JIRA
2 25 (2.46%) TeamCity
3 19 (1.87%) JUnit
4 17 (1.67%) NUnit
4 17 (1.67%) CruiseControl
5 16 (1.57%) Maven
6 15 (1.47%) Subversion
7 14 (1.38%) Ant
8 11 (1.08%) Git (software)
9 9 (0.88%) ClearCase
9 9 (0.88%) Grunt
10 8 (0.79%) QuickTest Pro
10 8 (0.79%) Selenium
10 8 (0.79%) WebDriver
11 7 (0.69%) Bower
12 6 (0.59%) Talend Open Studio
13 5 (0.49%) Moq
14 4 (0.39%) Mockito
14 4 (0.39%) Karma Test Runner
15 3 (0.29%) Jenkins
General
1 467 (45.92%) Front Office
2 402 (39.53%) Banking
3 399 (39.23%) Finance
4 279 (27.43%) Investment Banking
5 89 (8.75%) Back Office
6 41 (4.03%) Financial Institution
7 10 (0.98%) Legal
7 10 (0.98%) Retail
7 10 (0.98%) General Ledger
8 8 (0.79%) Corporate Banking
9 6 (0.59%) Marketing
9 6 (0.59%) French Language
9 6 (0.59%) Retail Banking
10 5 (0.49%) Advertising
11 4 (0.39%) Telecoms
12 1 (0.098%) Electronics
12 1 (0.098%) Billing
12 1 (0.098%) Manufacturing
12 1 (0.098%) Wholesale Banking
12 1 (0.098%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 528 (51.92%) Developer
2 281 (27.63%) Analyst
3 271 (26.65%) Java Developer
4 171 (16.81%) Business Analyst
5 114 (11.21%) C++ Developer
6 80 (7.87%) Senior Developer
7 69 (6.78%) C# Developer
8 50 (4.92%) Applications Support
9 45 (4.42%) Support Analyst
9 45 (4.42%) Project Manager
10 40 (3.93%) Senior Java Developer
11 24 (2.36%) Technical Analyst
12 23 (2.26%) Applications Support Analyst
12 23 (2.26%) Data Analyst
13 22 (2.16%) Senior Analyst
13 22 (2.16%) Architect
14 20 (1.97%) Quantitative Developer
14 20 (1.97%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
15 18 (1.77%) FX Business Analyst
15 18 (1.77%) Senior C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 83 (8.16%) FIX Protocol
2 78 (7.67%) XML
3 58 (5.70%) .NET
4 56 (5.51%) Middleware
4 56 (5.51%) WPF
5 52 (5.11%) HTML
6 40 (3.93%) Boost C++ Libraries
7 38 (3.74%) HTML5
8 37 (3.64%) Spring
8 37 (3.64%) STL
9 35 (3.44%) Rendezvous
10 34 (3.34%) JMS
11 32 (3.15%) Swing
12 25 (2.46%) XSLT
13 22 (2.16%) CSS
14 21 (2.06%) FpML
14 21 (2.06%) Reactive Extensions
15 20 (1.97%) WCF
16 17 (1.67%) AngularJS
17 16 (1.57%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 247 (24.29%) Derivative
2 203 (19.96%) Equities
3 202 (19.86%) Fixed Income
4 111 (10.91%) Analytical Skills
5 52 (5.11%) Credit Derivative
6 48 (4.72%) Computer Science
7 47 (4.62%) Equity Derivative
8 43 (4.23%) Algorithms
9 38 (3.74%) Interest Rate Derivative
10 35 (3.44%) Mathematics
11 21 (2.06%) Market Risk
12 19 (1.87%) Hedge funds
13 18 (1.77%) Contract for Difference
14 13 (1.28%) User Experience
15 12 (1.18%) Open Source
16 11 (1.08%) SWIFT
16 11 (1.08%) Physics
17 10 (0.98%) Eurex
17 10 (0.98%) Data Structures
18 9 (0.88%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 173 (17.01%) UNIX
2 146 (14.36%) Linux
3 78 (7.67%) Windows
4 10 (0.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 9 (0.88%) Solaris
6 1 (0.098%) Windows 2000
6 1 (0.098%) VMS
6 1 (0.098%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.098%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 282 (27.73%) Low Latency
2 270 (26.55%) Multithreading
3 190 (18.68%) Agile Software Development
4 116 (11.41%) Electronic Trading
5 115 (11.31%) E-Commerce
6 88 (8.65%) Risk Management
7 77 (7.57%) Project Management
8 71 (6.98%) TDD
9 68 (6.69%) Business Analysis
10 63 (6.19%) Algorithmic Trading
11 57 (5.60%) User Acceptance Testing
12 54 (5.31%) OO
13 51 (5.01%) Data Modelling
14 48 (4.72%) Workflow
14 48 (4.72%) Scrum
15 45 (4.42%) Ultra-Low Latency
16 44 (4.33%) Analytics
17 42 (4.13%) Software Engineering
18 35 (3.44%) Stakeholder Management
19 34 (3.34%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 392 (38.54%) Java
2 308 (30.29%) SQL
3 200 (19.67%) C++
4 175 (17.21%) C#
5 59 (5.80%) Python
6 49 (4.82%) Perl
7 46 (4.52%) JavaScript
8 35 (3.44%) VBA
9 16 (1.57%) C
10 14 (1.38%) PL/SQL
10 14 (1.38%) Bash Shell
11 13 (1.28%) Shell Script
12 11 (1.08%) VB
12 11 (1.08%) Scala
13 10 (0.98%) VBScript
14 9 (0.88%) T-SQL
15 8 (0.79%) XAML
15 8 (0.79%) Ruby
16 6 (0.59%) R
17 4 (0.39%) ECMAScript
Qualifications
1 72 (7.08%) Degree
2 8 (0.79%) ISEB
3 6 (0.59%) ISTQB
4 3 (0.29%) PMP
4 3 (0.29%) PMI Certification
5 2 (0.20%) ISEB Practitioner
5 2 (0.20%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.098%) CAPM
6 1 (0.098%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (0.098%) ACCA
6 1 (0.098%) CIMA
6 1 (0.098%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.098%) Postgraduate
6 1 (0.098%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (2.75%) QA
2 18 (1.77%) EMIR
3 7 (0.69%) Dodd-Frank
4 6 (0.59%) MiFID
5 3 (0.29%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.29%) FATCA
5 3 (0.29%) ISO 9001
5 3 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.20%) Basel III
6 2 (0.20%) COREP
7 1 (0.098%) AIFMD
7 1 (0.098%) UCITS
7 1 (0.098%) CRD IV
7 1 (0.098%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (0.49%) Oracle RAC
2 4 (0.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.29%) Hyper-V
3 3 (0.29%) SRDF
3 3 (0.29%) Apache Flume
3 3 (0.29%) KVM
3 3 (0.29%) NFS
3 3 (0.29%) Xen
4 1 (0.098%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 20 (1.97%) HP Quality Center
2 16 (1.57%) ITRS Geneos
3 5 (0.49%) Control-M
4 2 (0.20%) Oozie
5 1 (0.098%) Nagios
5 1 (0.098%) SCOM
5 1 (0.098%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.098%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 129 (12.68%) Oracle
2 61 (6.00%) Sybase
3 56 (5.51%) TIBCO
4 47 (4.62%) Murex
5 37 (3.64%) 29West
6 34 (3.34%) ION Trading
7 32 (3.15%) Microsoft
8 15 (1.47%) Bloomberg
9 11 (1.08%) SAP
9 11 (1.08%) Calypso
9 11 (1.08%) Currenex
10 10 (0.98%) Tradeweb
10 10 (0.98%) Reuters
10 10 (0.98%) Red Hat
11 9 (0.88%) IBM
12 8 (0.79%) Adobe
12 8 (0.79%) Informatica
12 8 (0.79%) Tableau
13 6 (0.59%) Talend
13 6 (0.59%) Alteryx
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