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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Foreign Exchange (FX)
Rank 89 80 54
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -26
Contract jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) 543 581 855
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 2.31% 2.46% 3.52%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 6.42% 6.56% 9.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 437 461 696
Average daily rate
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£600 £625 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £488 £425
10% offered a daily rate of more than £725 £700 £675
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £375 £450
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £19.00 £39.51
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -51.90%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £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
8464 8852 9457
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 35.96% 37.53% 38.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 5922 5973 6417
Average daily rate £475 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £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 160 164 207
Average hourly rate £20.00 £19.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.75 £14.04 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £45.00 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.08 £21.12 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-9.63% +5.57%

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 30 July 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 30 July 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 -16 179 £625 -0.99% 74
Docklands, London -3 5 £650 +4.00%
Canary Wharf -7 5 £525 +5.00%
Foreign Exchange (FX)
England

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

For the 6 months to 30 July 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).

1 429 (40.59%) Finance
2 421 (39.83%) Banking
3 420 (39.74%) Front Office
4 336 (31.79%) Java
5 302 (28.57%) SQL
6 297 (28.10%) Low Latency
7 290 (27.44%) Investment Banking
8 287 (27.15%) Multithreading
9 250 (23.65%) Fixed Income
10 247 (23.37%) C++
11 240 (22.71%) Derivative
12 238 (22.52%) C#
13 236 (22.33%) Equities
14 219 (20.72%) Agile Software Development
15 171 (16.18%) Linux
16 141 (13.34%) UNIX
17 138 (13.06%) E-Commerce
18 128 (12.11%) Analytical Skills
19 120 (11.35%) Oracle
19 120 (11.35%) Risk Management
20 104 (9.84%) FIX Protocol
21 96 (9.08%) Project Management
21 96 (9.08%) Windows
22 95 (8.99%) Algorithmic Trading
23 94 (8.89%) Electronic Trading
24 91 (8.61%) Business Analysis
24 91 (8.61%) .NET
25 88 (8.33%) Degree
26 86 (8.14%) Back Office
27 80 (7.57%) WPF

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

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 (1.80%) Oracle Coherence
2 12 (1.14%) WebSphere
3 11 (1.04%) Oracle Workflow
4 10 (0.95%) WebLogic
4 10 (0.95%) Tomcat
5 7 (0.66%) Apache
6 6 (0.57%) JBoss
6 6 (0.57%) SharePoint
7 5 (0.47%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 5 (0.47%) IIS
8 3 (0.28%) MQSeries
8 3 (0.28%) SharePoint 2010
8 3 (0.28%) Apache ServiceMix
9 2 (0.19%) Apache Spark
9 2 (0.19%) Confluence
10 1 (0.095%) IPython
10 1 (0.095%) Node.js
10 1 (0.095%) GemFire
Applications
1 46 (4.35%) MS Excel
2 18 (1.70%) MS Visio
3 12 (1.14%) MS Project
4 8 (0.76%) MS Office
4 8 (0.76%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.095%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.095%) OmniGraffle
5 1 (0.095%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 31 (2.93%) ION MarketView
2 17 (1.61%) RMDS
3 10 (0.95%) SimCorp Dimension
4 9 (0.85%) Markit EDM
5 8 (0.76%) thinkFolio
5 8 (0.76%) LatentZero
6 6 (0.57%) Summit
7 4 (0.38%) SAP FI
7 4 (0.38%) Oracle General Ledger
8 3 (0.28%) Global One
8 3 (0.28%) Maximo
9 2 (0.19%) Temenos T24
9 2 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
9 2 (0.19%) Kondor+
10 1 (0.095%) SAP CO
10 1 (0.095%) Dynamics CRM
10 1 (0.095%) SAP FI/CO
10 1 (0.095%) Tesseract
10 1 (0.095%) Minerva
10 1 (0.095%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.19%) SaaS
1 2 (0.19%) PaaS
1 2 (0.19%) IaaS
2 1 (0.095%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.095%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 26 (2.46%) Multicast
2 19 (1.80%) Firewall
3 9 (0.85%) TCP/IP
4 6 (0.57%) LAN
4 6 (0.57%) HTTP
5 5 (0.47%) WAN
5 5 (0.47%) SAN
5 5 (0.47%) NAS
6 4 (0.38%) FCoE
6 4 (0.38%) Fibre Channel
6 4 (0.38%) iSCSI
7 3 (0.28%) Internet
7 3 (0.28%) FTP
8 1 (0.095%) DNS
8 1 (0.095%) OSPF
8 1 (0.095%) BGP
8 1 (0.095%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (0.095%) VLAN
8 1 (0.095%) Wireshark
8 1 (0.095%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 64 (6.05%) SQL Server
2 39 (3.69%) Relational Database
3 37 (3.50%) KDB
3 37 (3.50%) Data Warehouse
4 22 (2.08%) Big Data
5 21 (1.99%) Oracle Database
6 19 (1.80%) Hadoop
7 15 (1.42%) Data Mining
8 14 (1.32%) BusinessObjects
9 10 (0.95%) MS Access
9 10 (0.95%) OLAP
10 9 (0.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 9 (0.85%) Pentaho
10 9 (0.85%) Oracle Database 11g
10 9 (0.85%) HBase
11 7 (0.66%) QlikView
11 7 (0.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 6 (0.57%) Hazelcast
12 6 (0.57%) SQL Server 2008
13 5 (0.47%) Impala
Development Applications
1 23 (2.18%) JIRA
2 19 (1.80%) NUnit
3 14 (1.32%) Selenium
4 12 (1.14%) Maven
4 12 (1.14%) TeamCity
5 11 (1.04%) Subversion
5 11 (1.04%) JUnit
6 10 (0.95%) Moq
7 9 (0.85%) FitNesse
8 7 (0.66%) Git (software)
9 6 (0.57%) Talend Open Studio
9 6 (0.57%) Cucumber
9 6 (0.57%) SpecFlow
9 6 (0.57%) ClearCase
9 6 (0.57%) HP UFT
10 5 (0.47%) Visual Studio
11 4 (0.38%) Eclipse
12 3 (0.28%) Grunt
12 3 (0.28%) Bower
12 3 (0.28%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 429 (40.59%) Finance
2 421 (39.83%) Banking
3 420 (39.74%) Front Office
4 290 (27.44%) Investment Banking
5 86 (8.14%) Back Office
6 34 (3.22%) Financial Institution
7 19 (1.80%) General Ledger
8 18 (1.70%) Legal
9 12 (1.14%) Retail
10 11 (1.04%) Corporate Banking
11 7 (0.66%) Advertising
12 6 (0.57%) French Language
13 5 (0.47%) Marketing
13 5 (0.47%) Retail Banking
14 4 (0.38%) Wholesale Banking
15 3 (0.28%) Telecoms
15 3 (0.28%) Polish Language
15 3 (0.28%) Spanish Language
15 3 (0.28%) Turkish Language
16 2 (0.19%) German Language
Job Titles
1 555 (52.51%) Developer
2 303 (28.67%) Analyst
3 220 (20.81%) Java Developer
4 186 (17.60%) Business Analyst
5 167 (15.80%) C++ Developer
6 116 (10.97%) C# Developer
7 99 (9.37%) Senior Developer
8 61 (5.77%) Project Manager
9 48 (4.54%) Applications Support
10 46 (4.35%) Support Analyst
11 43 (4.07%) C++/C# Developer
12 40 (3.78%) Senior Java Developer
13 35 (3.31%) Senior Analyst
14 30 (2.84%) Senior C# Developer
15 23 (2.18%) Data Analyst
16 22 (2.08%) Senior Business Analyst
17 21 (1.99%) Applications Support Analyst
18 20 (1.89%) Technical Analyst
18 20 (1.89%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
18 20 (1.89%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 104 (9.84%) FIX Protocol
2 91 (8.61%) .NET
3 80 (7.57%) WPF
4 54 (5.11%) HTML
5 53 (5.01%) Middleware
5 53 (5.01%) Boost C++ Libraries
6 50 (4.73%) STL
7 45 (4.26%) XML
8 40 (3.78%) WCF
9 36 (3.41%) HTML5
10 30 (2.84%) Web Services
10 30 (2.84%) Reactive Extensions
11 28 (2.65%) Swing
11 28 (2.65%) Spring
12 25 (2.37%) Ultra Messaging
13 23 (2.18%) Rendezvous
14 21 (1.99%) JMS
15 16 (1.51%) J2SE
15 16 (1.51%) CSS
16 15 (1.42%) FpML
Miscellaneous
1 250 (23.65%) Fixed Income
2 240 (22.71%) Derivative
3 236 (22.33%) Equities
4 128 (12.11%) Analytical Skills
5 60 (5.68%) Algorithms
5 60 (5.68%) Computer Science
6 31 (2.93%) Credit Derivative
7 29 (2.74%) Interest Rate Derivative
8 28 (2.65%) Equity Derivative
9 25 (2.37%) Market Risk
10 21 (1.99%) Data Structures
11 20 (1.89%) Mathematics
12 18 (1.70%) Hedge funds
13 15 (1.42%) Reference Data
13 15 (1.42%) Credit Risk
13 15 (1.42%) Contract for Difference
13 15 (1.42%) SWIFT
13 15 (1.42%) User Experience
14 14 (1.32%) Grid Computing
15 12 (1.14%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 171 (16.18%) Linux
2 141 (13.34%) UNIX
3 96 (9.08%) Windows
4 22 (2.08%) Solaris
5 12 (1.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (0.28%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (0.28%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.095%) AIX
7 1 (0.095%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 297 (28.10%) Low Latency
2 287 (27.15%) Multithreading
3 219 (20.72%) Agile Software Development
4 138 (13.06%) E-Commerce
5 120 (11.35%) Risk Management
6 96 (9.08%) Project Management
7 95 (8.99%) Algorithmic Trading
8 94 (8.89%) Electronic Trading
9 91 (8.61%) Business Analysis
10 79 (7.47%) SDLC
11 78 (7.38%) User Acceptance Testing
12 69 (6.53%) TDD
13 55 (5.20%) Workflow
14 54 (5.11%) Stakeholder Management
15 52 (4.92%) Scrum
16 51 (4.82%) Software Engineering
17 46 (4.35%) OO
18 40 (3.78%) Analytics
19 37 (3.50%) Data Analysis
20 36 (3.41%) MVVM
Programming Languages
1 336 (31.79%) Java
2 302 (28.57%) SQL
3 247 (23.37%) C++
4 238 (22.52%) C#
5 59 (5.58%) Python
6 54 (5.11%) Perl
7 40 (3.78%) JavaScript
8 32 (3.03%) VBA
9 21 (1.99%) Shell Script
10 19 (1.80%) C
11 18 (1.70%) T-SQL
12 11 (1.04%) PL/SQL
12 11 (1.04%) XAML
12 11 (1.04%) Scala
13 9 (0.85%) PowerShell
14 7 (0.66%) R
15 6 (0.57%) Bash Shell
15 6 (0.57%) VB
16 3 (0.28%) VB.NET
16 3 (0.28%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 88 (8.33%) Degree
2 20 (1.89%) ISEB
3 8 (0.76%) ISTQB
4 6 (0.57%) PhD
5 5 (0.47%) CISSP
5 5 (0.47%) PMP
5 5 (0.47%) PMI Certification
5 5 (0.47%) CISA
5 5 (0.47%) CISM
5 5 (0.47%) IIBA
5 5 (0.47%) CBAP
5 5 (0.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 5 (0.47%) CFA
6 2 (0.19%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 2 (0.19%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (0.095%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.095%) CCNP
7 1 (0.095%) A+ Certification
7 1 (0.095%) CAPM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (4.45%) EMIR
2 38 (3.60%) QA
3 26 (2.46%) MiFID
4 25 (2.37%) Dodd-Frank
5 7 (0.66%) CRD IV
6 6 (0.57%) COREP
6 6 (0.57%) Basel III
7 5 (0.47%) FATCA
8 4 (0.38%) AIFMD
8 4 (0.38%) Data Quality
9 3 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 2 (0.19%) ISO 9001
10 2 (0.19%) Solvency II
11 1 (0.095%) SLA
11 1 (0.095%) Basel II
11 1 (0.095%) UCITS
System Software
1 5 (0.47%) Oracle RAC
1 5 (0.47%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (0.38%) Hyper-V
2 4 (0.38%) SRDF
2 4 (0.38%) Apache Flume
2 4 (0.38%) NFS
2 4 (0.38%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.38%) Xen
2 4 (0.38%) KVM
2 4 (0.38%) HDFS
3 2 (0.19%) GridGain
Systems Management
1 13 (1.23%) HP Quality Center
2 11 (1.04%) ITRS Geneos
2 11 (1.04%) Control-M
3 4 (0.38%) Oozie
4 2 (0.19%) SCOM
4 2 (0.19%) Tivoli
4 2 (0.19%) MOM
5 1 (0.095%) BMC PATROL
5 1 (0.095%) SolarWinds Orion
5 1 (0.095%) Cisco LMS
Vendors
1 120 (11.35%) Oracle
2 52 (4.92%) Sybase
3 47 (4.45%) TIBCO
4 45 (4.26%) Microsoft
5 32 (3.03%) ION Trading
6 22 (2.08%) Murex
7 15 (1.42%) Bloomberg
8 14 (1.32%) Solace
9 13 (1.23%) Currenex
9 13 (1.23%) IBM
10 12 (1.14%) Reuters
10 12 (1.14%) Red Hat
11 11 (1.04%) Talarian
11 11 (1.04%) Tableau
12 10 (0.95%) SimCorp
12 10 (0.95%) DataSynapse
12 10 (0.95%) Calypso
13 9 (0.85%) Charles River
13 9 (0.85%) Tradeweb
13 9 (0.85%) Alteryx
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Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per annum
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Rate: £300 - £350 per day
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Rate: £350 per day
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Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £450.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £550 - £625 per day
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Rate: £650 - £750 per day
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Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
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Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £550 - £650 per day + competitive
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City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £600.00 - £650.00 per annum
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TEKsystems
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Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
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Rate: £500 - £550 per day
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Rate: £500 - £650 per day
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Rate: £500 - £550 per day
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Rate: £200 - £300 per day
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Rate: £500 - £550 per day
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Rate: £500 - £550 per day
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