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 29 September 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
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Foreign Exchange (FX)
Rank 138 102 83
Rank change year-on-year
-36 -19
Contract jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) 424 536 632
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.86% 2.29% 2.57%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 5.15% 6.13% 6.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 327 394 493
Median daily rate £575 £575 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £500
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £700 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £351 £650 £400
% change year-on-year
-46.07% +62.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £18.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £16.50 -
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
8226 8738 9231
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 36.04% 37.35% 37.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 5782 6031 6304
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £377 £350
% change year-on-year
-0.53% +7.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 130 162 212
Median hourly rate £17.25 £19.75 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.65% +3.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.65 £44.25 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £18.88 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+11.22% +7.88%

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 29 September 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 29 September 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 -10 121 £575 - 31
Canary Wharf +2 11 £375 -28.57%
Docklands, London +7 2 - -
Brentford - 1 £400 -
Mayfair - 1 £550 -
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England

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

For the 6 months to 29 September 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).

1 363 (43.11%) Banking
2 355 (42.16%) Front Office
3 331 (39.31%) Finance
4 261 (31.00%) Java
5 207 (24.58%) Agile Software Development
6 198 (23.52%) SQL
7 195 (23.16%) Investment Banking
8 179 (21.26%) Fixed Income
9 167 (19.83%) Electronic Trading
10 158 (18.76%) C#
11 153 (18.17%) Low Latency
12 152 (18.05%) Derivative
13 130 (15.44%) Multithreading
14 126 (14.96%) Equities
15 117 (13.90%) Unix
16 114 (13.54%) Risk Management
17 112 (13.30%) Linux
18 109 (12.95%) Python
19 108 (12.83%) C++
20 99 (11.76%) Oracle
21 92 (10.93%) Analytical Skills
22 84 (9.98%) JavaScript
23 83 (9.86%) HTML
24 78 (9.26%) SQL Server
25 77 (9.14%) Business Analysis
26 73 (8.67%) Algorithmic Trading
27 71 (8.43%) Project Management
28 69 (8.19%) FIX Protocol
29 63 (7.48%) E-Commerce
30 62 (7.36%) HTML5

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 (3.80%) WebSphere
2 19 (2.26%) Confluence
3 16 (1.90%) WebLogic
4 12 (1.43%) Apache Spark
5 7 (0.83%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 6 (0.71%) CMS
7 5 (0.59%) IIS
8 4 (0.48%) OpenStack
8 4 (0.48%) Oracle Coherence
8 4 (0.48%) SAS
8 4 (0.48%) WebSphere Application Server
9 3 (0.36%) JBoss
9 3 (0.36%) Oracle Workflow
9 3 (0.36%) Tomcat
10 2 (0.24%) MQSeries
11 1 (0.12%) Apache
11 1 (0.12%) BizTalk Server
11 1 (0.12%) CICS
11 1 (0.12%) Jetty
11 1 (0.12%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 16 (1.90%) MS Excel
2 9 (1.07%) MS Office
3 7 (0.83%) Photoshop
4 5 (0.59%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (0.59%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.48%) MS Project
6 3 (0.36%) Mathematica
7 1 (0.12%) LaTeX
7 1 (0.12%) Open Workbench
7 1 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 20 (2.38%) RMDS
2 14 (1.66%) ION MarketView
3 6 (0.71%) thinkFolio
4 5 (0.59%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 3 (0.36%) SimCorp Dimension
5 3 (0.36%) Summit
6 2 (0.24%) Bloomberg TOMS
6 2 (0.24%) Findur
6 2 (0.24%) Markit EDM
6 2 (0.24%) SunGard GMI
7 1 (0.12%) Eikon
7 1 (0.12%) Kondor
7 1 (0.12%) MetaTrader
7 1 (0.12%) Murex MxG2000
7 1 (0.12%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
7 1 (0.12%) SAP BPC
7 1 (0.12%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 5 (0.59%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (0.48%) Cloud Computing
2 4 (0.48%) OpenShift
2 4 (0.48%) PaaS
3 3 (0.36%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.12%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 25 (2.97%) Firewall
1 25 (2.97%) TCP/IP
2 13 (1.54%) SAN
3 12 (1.43%) Multicast
4 7 (0.83%) DSL
5 6 (0.71%) NAS
6 5 (0.59%) LAN
7 4 (0.48%) Internet
7 4 (0.48%) WAN
8 3 (0.36%) FCoE
8 3 (0.36%) Fibre Channel
8 3 (0.36%) FTP
8 3 (0.36%) iSCSI
8 3 (0.36%) SSL
8 3 (0.36%) VPN
9 2 (0.24%) ATM
10 1 (0.12%) CTI
10 1 (0.12%) Intranet
10 1 (0.12%) NGN
10 1 (0.12%) SNA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 78 (9.26%) SQL Server
2 26 (3.09%) Relational Database
3 19 (2.26%) Big Data
4 17 (2.02%) Hadoop
5 14 (1.66%) KDB
6 13 (1.54%) Data Warehouse
7 11 (1.31%) SQL Server 2008
8 10 (1.19%) Data Mart
8 10 (1.19%) RDBMS
9 9 (1.07%) Apache Cassandra
10 8 (0.95%) NoSQL
10 8 (0.95%) SQL Server 2012
11 7 (0.83%) QlikView
11 7 (0.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 7 (0.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 7 (0.83%) Tick Data
12 6 (0.71%) Data Lake
12 6 (0.71%) Spotfire
13 5 (0.59%) MarkLogic
13 5 (0.59%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 46 (5.46%) JIRA
2 39 (4.63%) Maven
3 34 (4.04%) Subversion
4 22 (2.61%) Selenium
5 21 (2.49%) JUnit
6 20 (2.38%) Git (software)
7 19 (2.26%) TeamCity
8 16 (1.90%) Jenkins
9 12 (1.43%) Grunt
10 8 (0.95%) gulp
10 8 (0.95%) JBehave
11 7 (0.83%) Cucumber
11 7 (0.83%) Gradle
11 7 (0.83%) Vagrant
12 6 (0.71%) TortoiseSVN
13 5 (0.59%) Artifactory
13 5 (0.59%) Mockito
13 5 (0.59%) Sonatype Nexus
13 5 (0.59%) Team Foundation Server
14 4 (0.48%) Protractor
General
1 363 (43.11%) Banking
2 355 (42.16%) Front Office
3 331 (39.31%) Finance
4 195 (23.16%) Investment Banking
5 48 (5.70%) Back Office
6 24 (2.85%) Financial Institution
7 19 (2.26%) Retail
8 15 (1.78%) Legal
9 7 (0.83%) Retail Banking
9 7 (0.83%) Telecoms
10 6 (0.71%) General Ledger
11 4 (0.48%) Law
11 4 (0.48%) Marketing
12 3 (0.36%) Corporate Banking
12 3 (0.36%) Electronics
12 3 (0.36%) Manufacturing
13 2 (0.24%) Advertising
13 2 (0.24%) French Language
13 2 (0.24%) Spanish Language
14 1 (0.12%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 371 (44.06%) Developer
2 251 (29.81%) Analyst
3 152 (18.05%) Business Analyst
4 134 (15.91%) Java Developer
5 78 (9.26%) C# Developer
6 67 (7.96%) Senior Developer
7 62 (7.36%) Project Manager
8 53 (6.29%) C++ Developer
9 47 (5.58%) Front Office Developer
10 41 (4.87%) Banking Analyst
11 39 (4.63%) FX Business Analyst
12 35 (4.16%) Senior Java Developer
12 35 (4.16%) Support Analyst
13 34 (4.04%) Senior Analyst
14 29 (3.44%) Applications Support
15 28 (3.33%) Electronic Trading Support
15 28 (3.33%) FX Support Analyst
15 28 (3.33%) Senior Business Analyst
16 27 (3.21%) Test Analyst
17 26 (3.09%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 83 (9.86%) HTML
2 69 (8.19%) FIX Protocol
3 62 (7.36%) HTML5
4 61 (7.24%) WPF
5 57 (6.77%) XML
6 56 (6.65%) .NET
6 56 (6.65%) AngularJS
7 42 (4.99%) CSS
8 35 (4.16%) Spring
9 34 (4.04%) Rendezvous
10 28 (3.33%) WinForms
11 27 (3.21%) Hibernate
12 24 (2.85%) Middleware
13 22 (2.61%) JMS
14 20 (2.38%) Java EE
15 19 (2.26%) REST
16 18 (2.14%) FpML
16 18 (2.14%) Web Services
17 16 (1.90%) Ultra Messaging
17 16 (1.90%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 179 (21.26%) Fixed Income
2 152 (18.05%) Derivative
3 126 (14.96%) Equities
4 92 (10.93%) Analytical Skills
5 33 (3.92%) Market Risk
6 27 (3.21%) User Experience
7 26 (3.09%) Algorithms
8 25 (2.97%) Credit Derivative
9 24 (2.85%) Data Structures
9 24 (2.85%) Fintech
10 22 (2.61%) Computer Science
11 21 (2.49%) Mathematics
12 19 (2.26%) Equity Derivative
13 17 (2.02%) OTC Derivatives
14 16 (1.90%) Hedge funds
14 16 (1.90%) SWIFT
15 13 (1.54%) Reference Data
15 13 (1.54%) Virtual Team
16 11 (1.31%) Grid Computing
16 11 (1.31%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 117 (13.90%) Unix
2 112 (13.30%) Linux
3 55 (6.53%) Windows
4 11 (1.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 11 (1.31%) Solaris
5 7 (0.83%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (0.71%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (0.36%) Windows Server
8 2 (0.24%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 207 (24.58%) Agile Software Development
2 167 (19.83%) Electronic Trading
3 153 (18.17%) Low Latency
4 130 (15.44%) Multithreading
5 114 (13.54%) Risk Management
6 77 (9.14%) Business Analysis
7 73 (8.67%) Algorithmic Trading
8 71 (8.43%) Project Management
9 63 (7.48%) E-Commerce
10 59 (7.01%) Stakeholder Management
11 56 (6.65%) TDD
12 55 (6.53%) OO
13 48 (5.70%) Market Making
14 44 (5.23%) Migration
15 42 (4.99%) DevOps
16 38 (4.51%) SDLC
17 36 (4.28%) Analytics
18 34 (4.04%) Performance Tuning
18 34 (4.04%) Scrum
18 34 (4.04%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 261 (31.00%) Java
2 198 (23.52%) SQL
3 158 (18.76%) C#
4 109 (12.95%) Python
5 108 (12.83%) C++
6 84 (9.98%) JavaScript
7 29 (3.44%) Perl
8 19 (2.26%) Shell Script
9 15 (1.78%) VBA
10 13 (1.54%) Scala
11 12 (1.43%) Haskell
12 11 (1.31%) PL/SQL
13 10 (1.19%) PowerShell
14 9 (1.07%) MATLAB
15 7 (0.83%) C
15 7 (0.83%) R
15 7 (0.83%) TypeScript
16 6 (0.71%) Bash Shell
16 6 (0.71%) XAML
17 5 (0.59%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 55 (6.53%) Degree
2 17 (2.02%) PhD
3 8 (0.95%) ISEB
4 3 (0.36%) CFA
4 3 (0.36%) ISEB Practitioner
4 3 (0.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (0.36%) PMP
5 2 (0.24%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (0.12%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.12%) MBA
6 1 (0.12%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.12%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.12%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (5.11%) QA
2 42 (4.99%) MiFID
3 19 (2.26%) EMIR
4 15 (1.78%) Dodd-Frank
5 7 (0.83%) SDET
6 6 (0.71%) SLA
7 5 (0.59%) SEPA
8 4 (0.48%) FATCA
8 4 (0.48%) GAAP
9 3 (0.36%) Basel III
9 3 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 2 (0.24%) Basel II
10 2 (0.24%) Solvency II
11 1 (0.12%) COREP
11 1 (0.12%) CRD IV
System Software
1 11 (1.31%) Docker
1 11 (1.31%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (0.71%) VMware ESX
3 5 (0.59%) HDFS
4 3 (0.36%) Hyper-V
4 3 (0.36%) KVM
4 3 (0.36%) NFS
4 3 (0.36%) SRDF
4 3 (0.36%) Xen
5 1 (0.12%) Apache Flume
5 1 (0.12%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 1 (0.12%) vCloud
5 1 (0.12%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 22 (2.61%) Puppet
2 11 (1.31%) ITRS Geneos
3 6 (0.71%) Ansible
3 6 (0.71%) NetBackup
4 5 (0.59%) Control-M
4 5 (0.59%) HP Quality Center
5 4 (0.48%) yum
6 3 (0.36%) BladeLogic
6 3 (0.36%) BMC PATROL
6 3 (0.36%) Nagios
7 1 (0.12%) Cobbler
7 1 (0.12%) Ganglia
7 1 (0.12%) Grafana
7 1 (0.12%) Graphite
7 1 (0.12%) Hadoop YARN
7 1 (0.12%) Kibana
7 1 (0.12%) logstash
7 1 (0.12%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.12%) Thomson Reuters DACS
7 1 (0.12%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 99 (11.76%) Oracle
2 57 (6.77%) Murex
3 44 (5.23%) TIBCO
4 38 (4.51%) Sybase
5 20 (2.38%) Microsoft
6 19 (2.26%) FXall
7 18 (2.14%) ION Trading
8 16 (1.90%) Atlassian
8 16 (1.90%) Currenex
9 15 (1.78%) Reuters
10 14 (1.66%) Red Hat
10 14 (1.66%) Sun
10 14 (1.66%) VMware
11 13 (1.54%) Calypso
11 13 (1.54%) HP
11 13 (1.54%) Informatica
12 12 (1.43%) SAP
12 12 (1.43%) Splunk
13 11 (1.31%) IBM
14 10 (1.19%) Charles River
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