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 June 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 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Foreign Exchange (FX)
Rank 98 77 53
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -24
Contract jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) 500 595 826
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 2.13% 2.56% 3.54%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 5.99% 6.82% 9.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 422 486 667
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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 £475 £481 £425
10% offered a daily rate of more than £725 £731 £675
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £375 £425
% change year-on-year
+13.33% -11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 8
Average hourly rate - £19.00 £47.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -59.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £13.00
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
8342 8724 9174
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 35.60% 37.50% 39.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 5831 5979 6265
Average daily rate £470 £450 £455
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.44% -1.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 148 150 196
Average hourly rate £19.80 £20.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.02% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.10 £14.04 £14.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £43.00 £47.98
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.90 £23.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-17.82% +15.00%

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 June 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 June 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 -15 148 £600 -4.00% 70
Docklands, London -5 4 £650 +1.96%
Canary Wharf - 1 £500 -
Foreign Exchange (FX)
England

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

For the 6 months to 30 June 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).

1 423 (40.63%) Front Office
2 417 (40.06%) Banking
3 413 (39.67%) Finance
4 343 (32.95%) Java
5 310 (29.78%) SQL
6 306 (29.39%) Low Latency
7 280 (26.90%) Investment Banking
7 280 (26.90%) Multithreading
8 239 (22.96%) C++
9 237 (22.77%) Derivative
10 236 (22.67%) Fixed Income
11 223 (21.42%) Equities
12 212 (20.37%) C#
13 197 (18.92%) Agile Software Development
14 176 (16.91%) UNIX
15 168 (16.14%) Linux
16 131 (12.58%) E-Commerce
17 122 (11.72%) Analytical Skills
18 120 (11.53%) Oracle
19 106 (10.18%) Electronic Trading
20 102 (9.80%) FIX Protocol
21 100 (9.61%) Risk Management
22 99 (9.51%) Windows
23 88 (8.45%) Degree
24 85 (8.17%) Algorithmic Trading
25 84 (8.07%) Project Management
26 83 (7.97%) Business Analysis
27 82 (7.88%) Back Office
28 77 (7.40%) .NET
28 77 (7.40%) SDLC

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

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 17 (1.63%) Oracle Coherence
2 13 (1.25%) WebSphere
3 10 (0.96%) Oracle Workflow
4 7 (0.67%) WebLogic
4 7 (0.67%) Tomcat
5 6 (0.58%) SharePoint
5 6 (0.58%) JBoss
6 5 (0.48%) Apache
6 5 (0.48%) IIS
6 5 (0.48%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 4 (0.38%) Apache ServiceMix
8 3 (0.29%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (0.19%) IPython
10 1 (0.096%) Node.js
10 1 (0.096%) GemFire
10 1 (0.096%) Apache Spark
10 1 (0.096%) MQSeries
Applications
1 45 (4.32%) MS Excel
2 17 (1.63%) MS Visio
3 12 (1.15%) MS Project
4 8 (0.77%) MS Office
4 8 (0.77%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.19%) OmniGraffle
5 2 (0.19%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 33 (3.17%) ION MarketView
2 15 (1.44%) RMDS
3 11 (1.06%) Markit EDM
4 10 (0.96%) SimCorp Dimension
5 9 (0.86%) thinkFolio
6 6 (0.58%) Summit
6 6 (0.58%) LatentZero
7 4 (0.38%) Murex MxG2000
7 4 (0.38%) SAP FI
7 4 (0.38%) Oracle General Ledger
8 3 (0.29%) Global One
8 3 (0.29%) Maximo
9 2 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
9 2 (0.19%) Temenos T24
10 1 (0.096%) SAP CO
10 1 (0.096%) Dynamics CRM
10 1 (0.096%) SAP FI/CO
10 1 (0.096%) Tesseract
10 1 (0.096%) Minerva
10 1 (0.096%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.19%) SaaS
1 2 (0.19%) PaaS
1 2 (0.19%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 30 (2.88%) Multicast
2 22 (2.11%) Firewall
3 11 (1.06%) TCP/IP
4 6 (0.58%) HTTP
5 5 (0.48%) SAN
5 5 (0.48%) NAS
6 4 (0.38%) FCoE
6 4 (0.38%) Fibre Channel
6 4 (0.38%) iSCSI
6 4 (0.38%) LAN
6 4 (0.38%) WAN
7 3 (0.29%) FTP
7 3 (0.29%) Internet
8 1 (0.096%) OSPF
8 1 (0.096%) BGP
8 1 (0.096%) DNS
8 1 (0.096%) HTTPS
8 1 (0.096%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (0.096%) Wireshark
8 1 (0.096%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (5.67%) SQL Server
2 40 (3.84%) KDB
3 38 (3.65%) Relational Database
4 34 (3.27%) Data Warehouse
5 21 (2.02%) Oracle Database
6 18 (1.73%) Big Data
7 17 (1.63%) Hadoop
8 14 (1.34%) Data Mining
9 10 (0.96%) MS Access
10 9 (0.86%) Oracle Database 11g
10 9 (0.86%) Pentaho
11 7 (0.67%) HBase
12 6 (0.58%) Hazelcast
12 6 (0.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 6 (0.58%) QlikView
13 4 (0.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 3 (0.29%) Oracle Reports
14 3 (0.29%) OLAP
14 3 (0.29%) Impala
14 3 (0.29%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 28 (2.69%) JIRA
2 17 (1.63%) NUnit
2 17 (1.63%) TeamCity
3 14 (1.34%) Maven
4 13 (1.25%) JUnit
4 13 (1.25%) Selenium
5 12 (1.15%) Subversion
6 11 (1.06%) Git (software)
7 8 (0.77%) Moq
7 8 (0.77%) FitNesse
7 8 (0.77%) ClearCase
8 7 (0.67%) HP UFT
9 6 (0.58%) CruiseControl
9 6 (0.58%) Ant
9 6 (0.58%) Talend Open Studio
9 6 (0.58%) Cucumber
9 6 (0.58%) SpecFlow
10 4 (0.38%) Mockito
10 4 (0.38%) WebDriver
10 4 (0.38%) Grunt
General
1 423 (40.63%) Front Office
2 417 (40.06%) Banking
3 413 (39.67%) Finance
4 280 (26.90%) Investment Banking
5 82 (7.88%) Back Office
6 35 (3.36%) Financial Institution
7 16 (1.54%) General Ledger
8 15 (1.44%) Legal
9 11 (1.06%) Retail
10 10 (0.96%) Corporate Banking
11 7 (0.67%) French Language
12 6 (0.58%) Advertising
13 5 (0.48%) Retail Banking
14 4 (0.38%) Telecoms
15 3 (0.29%) Wholesale Banking
15 3 (0.29%) Spanish Language
15 3 (0.29%) Turkish Language
16 2 (0.19%) Marketing
16 2 (0.19%) German Language
16 2 (0.19%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 537 (51.59%) Developer
2 286 (27.47%) Analyst
3 236 (22.67%) Java Developer
4 163 (15.66%) Business Analyst
5 158 (15.18%) C++ Developer
6 100 (9.61%) C# Developer
7 89 (8.55%) Senior Developer
8 56 (5.38%) Project Manager
9 55 (5.28%) Applications Support
10 54 (5.19%) Support Analyst
11 40 (3.84%) C++/C# Developer
12 39 (3.75%) Senior Java Developer
13 28 (2.69%) Senior Analyst
14 26 (2.50%) Applications Support Analyst
14 26 (2.50%) Technical Analyst
14 26 (2.50%) Senior C# Developer
15 19 (1.83%) WPF Developer
16 17 (1.63%) Data Analyst
17 16 (1.54%) Architect
17 16 (1.54%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 102 (9.80%) FIX Protocol
2 77 (7.40%) .NET
3 71 (6.82%) WPF
4 54 (5.19%) Middleware
5 51 (4.90%) XML
6 49 (4.71%) Boost C++ Libraries
7 45 (4.32%) STL
7 45 (4.32%) HTML
8 38 (3.65%) WCF
9 32 (3.07%) Rendezvous
10 31 (2.98%) Swing
11 29 (2.79%) HTML5
12 28 (2.69%) Spring
12 28 (2.69%) Ultra Messaging
13 27 (2.59%) Reactive Extensions
14 26 (2.50%) Web Services
15 24 (2.31%) JMS
16 18 (1.73%) FpML
16 18 (1.73%) CSS
17 14 (1.34%) Apache Flex
Miscellaneous
1 237 (22.77%) Derivative
2 236 (22.67%) Fixed Income
3 223 (21.42%) Equities
4 122 (11.72%) Analytical Skills
5 59 (5.67%) Algorithms
5 59 (5.67%) Computer Science
6 35 (3.36%) Equity Derivative
7 34 (3.27%) Credit Derivative
8 31 (2.98%) Interest Rate Derivative
9 29 (2.79%) Mathematics
10 19 (1.83%) Market Risk
11 17 (1.63%) Hedge funds
12 16 (1.54%) Data Structures
13 15 (1.44%) Physics
14 14 (1.34%) Eurex
14 14 (1.34%) SWIFT
15 13 (1.25%) User Experience
15 13 (1.25%) Contract for Difference
16 12 (1.15%) Grid Computing
17 10 (0.96%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 176 (16.91%) UNIX
2 168 (16.14%) Linux
3 99 (9.51%) Windows
4 23 (2.21%) Solaris
5 16 (1.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (0.38%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (0.29%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.096%) Android
8 1 (0.096%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 306 (29.39%) Low Latency
2 280 (26.90%) Multithreading
3 197 (18.92%) Agile Software Development
4 131 (12.58%) E-Commerce
5 106 (10.18%) Electronic Trading
6 100 (9.61%) Risk Management
7 85 (8.17%) Algorithmic Trading
8 84 (8.07%) Project Management
9 83 (7.97%) Business Analysis
10 77 (7.40%) SDLC
11 76 (7.30%) User Acceptance Testing
12 64 (6.15%) TDD
13 54 (5.19%) Workflow
14 51 (4.90%) Stakeholder Management
15 49 (4.71%) Software Engineering
16 46 (4.42%) Scrum
17 43 (4.13%) OO
18 39 (3.75%) Analytics
19 37 (3.55%) Change Management
20 36 (3.46%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 343 (32.95%) Java
2 310 (29.78%) SQL
3 239 (22.96%) C++
4 212 (20.37%) C#
5 68 (6.53%) Python
6 64 (6.15%) Perl
7 34 (3.27%) JavaScript
8 32 (3.07%) VBA
9 22 (2.11%) C
10 18 (1.73%) Shell Script
11 12 (1.15%) T-SQL
12 11 (1.06%) Scala
13 10 (0.96%) PL/SQL
14 9 (0.86%) Bash Shell
15 8 (0.77%) XAML
15 8 (0.77%) VB
16 7 (0.67%) R
17 4 (0.38%) PowerShell
17 4 (0.38%) VBScript
18 3 (0.29%) AWK
Qualifications
1 88 (8.45%) Degree
2 17 (1.63%) ISEB
3 8 (0.77%) ISTQB
4 5 (0.48%) CFA
5 4 (0.38%) IIBA
5 4 (0.38%) CBAP
5 4 (0.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (0.29%) CISSP
6 3 (0.29%) PhD
6 3 (0.29%) PMP
6 3 (0.29%) PMI Certification
6 3 (0.29%) CISA
6 3 (0.29%) CISM
7 2 (0.19%) ISEB Practitioner
7 2 (0.19%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.096%) A+ Certification
8 1 (0.096%) CAPM
8 1 (0.096%) CCNP
8 1 (0.096%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (3.94%) QA
2 36 (3.46%) EMIR
3 18 (1.73%) MiFID
4 17 (1.63%) Dodd-Frank
5 6 (0.58%) FATCA
6 5 (0.48%) COREP
6 5 (0.48%) ISO 9001
6 5 (0.48%) CRD IV
7 3 (0.29%) Basel III
7 3 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.19%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.096%) SLA
9 1 (0.096%) AIFMD
9 1 (0.096%) UCITS
System Software
1 5 (0.48%) Oracle RAC
1 5 (0.48%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (0.38%) Hyper-V
2 4 (0.38%) SRDF
2 4 (0.38%) NFS
2 4 (0.38%) KVM
2 4 (0.38%) Xen
3 2 (0.19%) HDFS
3 2 (0.19%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.19%) Apache Flume
3 2 (0.19%) GridGain
Systems Management
1 21 (2.02%) HP Quality Center
2 13 (1.25%) ITRS Geneos
3 11 (1.06%) Control-M
4 2 (0.19%) Oozie
5 1 (0.096%) SCOM
5 1 (0.096%) SolarWinds Orion
5 1 (0.096%) Cisco LMS
5 1 (0.096%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 120 (11.53%) Oracle
2 54 (5.19%) Sybase
3 50 (4.80%) TIBCO
4 40 (3.84%) Microsoft
5 33 (3.17%) Murex
5 33 (3.17%) ION Trading
6 16 (1.54%) Red Hat
7 15 (1.44%) Reuters
8 14 (1.34%) Currenex
9 13 (1.25%) IBM
10 12 (1.15%) Business Objects
10 12 (1.15%) Bloomberg
10 12 (1.15%) eSpeed
10 12 (1.15%) Solace
10 12 (1.15%) MarketAxess
11 11 (1.06%) Tradeweb
11 11 (1.06%) Calypso
12 10 (0.96%) SimCorp
12 10 (0.96%) Talarian
13 9 (0.86%) HP
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £550.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £550 - £625 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
City, London
JM
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
City of London
Streamline Connections
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Hatstand Limited
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £700 - £800 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £550.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £600 - £750 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
City of London
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: £425 - 475 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Volt
Posted: 7 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £550.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
London
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £800 - £1000 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
London
First Point
Rate: £275 - £350 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
London
iKonnect
Rate: £450 - £565 per day
Posted: 13 days ago