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 19 January 2017 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
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Foreign Exchange (FX)
England / London
Rank 93 92 92
Rank change year-on-year
-1 0
Contract jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) 491 557 484
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 2.53% 2.66% 2.29%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 7.01% 7.34% 6.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 372 406 404
Median daily rate £600 £600 £593
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £435 £425
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £700 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £433 £388 £390
% change year-on-year
+11.61% -0.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Median hourly rate - - £66.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £11.38

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
7000 7586 7668
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 36.06% 36.21% 36.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 4831 5229 5399
Median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £285 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 110 135 152
Median hourly rate £27.00 £22.50 £17.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +25.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £13.00 £13.12
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £42.50 £37.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-13.95% +22.85%

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 19 January 2017.

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 19 January 2017. 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 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 -1 119 £600 - 29
Docklands, London +4 6 £550 +15.78%
Canary Wharf - 5 £550 -
Feltham - 1 £490 -
Kingston Upon Thames - 1 - -
Foreign Exchange (FX)
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 January 2017, 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).

1 408 (44.16%) Finance
2 406 (43.94%) Banking
3 350 (37.88%) Front Office
4 256 (27.71%) Agile Software Development
5 253 (27.38%) Java
6 218 (23.59%) SQL
7 212 (22.94%) Investment Banking
8 197 (21.32%) Derivative
9 195 (21.10%) Fixed Income
10 188 (20.35%) Low Latency
11 177 (19.16%) Equities
11 177 (19.16%) Electronic Trading
12 164 (17.75%) Multithreading
13 157 (16.99%) C++
14 150 (16.23%) Unix
15 126 (13.64%) Linux
16 123 (13.31%) C#
17 108 (11.69%) HTML
17 108 (11.69%) JavaScript
18 107 (11.58%) Risk Management
19 97 (10.50%) Degree
20 93 (10.06%) Oracle
21 89 (9.63%) Analytical Skills
22 86 (9.31%) Algorithmic Trading
23 80 (8.66%) HTML5
23 80 (8.66%) AngularJS
24 79 (8.55%) SQL Server
25 76 (8.23%) Business Analysis
26 74 (8.01%) MiFID
27 72 (7.79%) Stakeholder Management

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 30 (3.25%) Apache Spark
2 12 (1.30%) IIS
3 11 (1.19%) Apache Pig
3 11 (1.19%) WebSphere
4 9 (0.97%) Tomcat
5 8 (0.87%) Oracle Coherence
6 7 (0.76%) Confluence
7 6 (0.65%) Oracle Workflow
8 4 (0.43%) Apache
8 4 (0.43%) IBM HTTP Server
9 3 (0.32%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 3 (0.32%) Mule
9 3 (0.32%) WebLogic
9 3 (0.32%) WebSphere Application Server
10 2 (0.22%) CMS
10 2 (0.22%) Jetty
10 2 (0.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 2 (0.22%) SharePoint
11 1 (0.11%) MQSeries
11 1 (0.11%) SAS
Applications
1 21 (2.27%) MS Excel
2 18 (1.95%) Spreadsheet
3 8 (0.87%) Photoshop
4 6 (0.65%) MS Project
5 5 (0.54%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (0.54%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.43%) MS Office
7 3 (0.32%) LaTeX
8 2 (0.22%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.11%) Mathematica
9 1 (0.11%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 17 (1.84%) Summit
2 16 (1.73%) RMDS
3 10 (1.08%) ION MarketView
4 9 (0.97%) thinkFolio
5 3 (0.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 2 (0.22%) Global One
6 2 (0.22%) Markit EDM
6 2 (0.22%) Minerva
6 2 (0.22%) Orchestrade
6 2 (0.22%) Sentinel
6 2 (0.22%) SimCorp Dimension
6 2 (0.22%) SunGard GMI
6 2 (0.22%) Tesseract
7 1 (0.11%) Bloomberg TOMS
7 1 (0.11%) Findur
7 1 (0.11%) Oracle Cash Management
7 1 (0.11%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
Cloud Services
1 6 (0.65%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (0.32%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (0.32%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.11%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 30 (3.25%) TCP/IP
2 17 (1.84%) Firewall
3 7 (0.76%) WAN
4 6 (0.65%) DSL
4 6 (0.65%) SAN
5 5 (0.54%) Internet
5 5 (0.54%) LAN
6 4 (0.43%) Ethernet
6 4 (0.43%) Multicast
7 3 (0.32%) FTP
7 3 (0.32%) IPsec
7 3 (0.32%) MPLS
7 3 (0.32%) VPN
8 2 (0.22%) DNS
9 1 (0.11%) CTI
9 1 (0.11%) DHCP
9 1 (0.11%) Fibre Channel
9 1 (0.11%) IGMP
9 1 (0.11%) InfiniBand
9 1 (0.11%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 79 (8.55%) SQL Server
2 49 (5.30%) Big Data
3 35 (3.79%) Relational Database
4 30 (3.25%) KDB
5 29 (3.14%) Data Warehouse
6 28 (3.03%) Hadoop
7 17 (1.84%) PowerCenter
8 15 (1.62%) Apache Cassandra
8 15 (1.62%) Kdb+
8 15 (1.62%) MongoDB
8 15 (1.62%) NoSQL
8 15 (1.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 15 (1.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 13 (1.41%) Data Lake
10 12 (1.30%) HBase
11 11 (1.19%) SQL Server 2008
12 10 (1.08%) Data Mart
13 9 (0.97%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 8 (0.87%) MS Access
14 8 (0.87%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 46 (4.98%) Maven
2 43 (4.65%) JIRA
3 32 (3.46%) JUnit
4 28 (3.03%) Git (software)
5 25 (2.71%) Mockito
6 23 (2.49%) TeamCity
7 22 (2.38%) Gradle
7 22 (2.38%) Jenkins
7 22 (2.38%) Subversion
8 13 (1.41%) Selenium
8 13 (1.41%) Team Foundation Server
9 12 (1.30%) Cucumber
9 12 (1.30%) Spock
10 10 (1.08%) NUnit
11 7 (0.76%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 5 (0.54%) Grunt
12 5 (0.54%) SoapUI
12 5 (0.54%) Visual Studio Team System
13 4 (0.43%) Octopus Deploy
13 4 (0.43%) PHPUnit
General
1 408 (44.16%) Finance
2 406 (43.94%) Banking
3 350 (37.88%) Front Office
4 212 (22.94%) Investment Banking
5 61 (6.60%) Back Office
6 39 (4.22%) Financial Institution
7 23 (2.49%) Legal
8 14 (1.52%) Retail
9 9 (0.97%) Prime Brokerage
10 7 (0.76%) Marketing
10 7 (0.76%) Publishing
11 6 (0.65%) Corporate Banking
12 5 (0.54%) General Ledger
13 4 (0.43%) Aerospace
13 4 (0.43%) Automotive
13 4 (0.43%) German Language
13 4 (0.43%) Retail Banking
13 4 (0.43%) Telecoms
14 3 (0.32%) Billing
14 3 (0.32%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 456 (49.35%) Developer
2 270 (29.22%) Analyst
3 178 (19.26%) Business Analyst
4 167 (18.07%) Java Developer
5 90 (9.74%) C++ Developer
6 76 (8.23%) Senior Developer
7 64 (6.93%) C# Developer
8 55 (5.95%) FX Business Analyst
9 54 (5.84%) Senior Java Developer
10 50 (5.41%) Electronic Trading Developer
11 48 (5.19%) Project Manager
12 43 (4.65%) JavaScript Developer
13 40 (4.33%) Support Analyst
14 35 (3.79%) MiFID Business Analyst
15 32 (3.46%) Front Office Developer
16 31 (3.35%) Senior Analyst
17 30 (3.25%) Banking Analyst
18 29 (3.14%) Architect
19 28 (3.03%) .NET Developer
20 27 (2.92%) Quantitative Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 108 (11.69%) HTML
2 80 (8.66%) AngularJS
2 80 (8.66%) HTML5
3 66 (7.14%) .NET
4 62 (6.71%) XML
5 59 (6.39%) FIX Protocol
6 46 (4.98%) CSS
6 46 (4.98%) WPF
7 40 (4.33%) Spring
8 39 (4.22%) STL
9 38 (4.11%) Boost C++ Libraries
10 37 (4.00%) JMS
11 34 (3.68%) REST
12 33 (3.57%) Middleware
13 32 (3.46%) Web Services
14 29 (3.14%) jQuery
15 27 (2.92%) ASP.NET
16 26 (2.81%) CSS3
17 24 (2.60%) Node.js
17 24 (2.60%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 197 (21.32%) Derivative
2 195 (21.10%) Fixed Income
3 177 (19.16%) Equities
4 89 (9.63%) Analytical Skills
5 47 (5.09%) Algorithms
6 44 (4.76%) Market Risk
7 43 (4.65%) Fintech
8 31 (3.35%) User Experience
9 26 (2.81%) Computer Science
10 24 (2.60%) OTC Derivatives
11 22 (2.38%) Data Structures
11 22 (2.38%) Reference Data
11 22 (2.38%) Virtual Team
12 21 (2.27%) Mathematics
13 19 (2.06%) Hedge funds
14 18 (1.95%) N-Tier
15 17 (1.84%) Credit Derivative
16 14 (1.52%) Equity Derivative
16 14 (1.52%) Interest Rate Derivative
16 14 (1.52%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 150 (16.23%) Unix
2 126 (13.64%) Linux
3 56 (6.06%) Windows
4 14 (1.52%) Windows Server
5 12 (1.30%) Solaris
6 5 (0.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (0.54%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (0.43%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.11%) AIX
8 1 (0.11%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.11%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 256 (27.71%) Agile Software Development
2 188 (20.35%) Low Latency
3 177 (19.16%) Electronic Trading
4 164 (17.75%) Multithreading
5 107 (11.58%) Risk Management
6 86 (9.31%) Algorithmic Trading
7 76 (8.23%) Business Analysis
8 72 (7.79%) Stakeholder Management
9 69 (7.47%) Project Management
10 67 (7.25%) OO
11 66 (7.14%) Scrum
12 63 (6.82%) TDD
13 60 (6.49%) Analytics
14 47 (5.09%) E-Commerce
15 44 (4.76%) Concurrent Programming
16 43 (4.65%) SDLC
17 40 (4.33%) User Acceptance Testing
18 39 (4.22%) DevOps
19 37 (4.00%) BDD
20 36 (3.90%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 253 (27.38%) Java
2 218 (23.59%) SQL
3 157 (16.99%) C++
4 123 (13.31%) C#
5 108 (11.69%) JavaScript
6 70 (7.58%) Python
7 38 (4.11%) Shell Script
8 30 (3.25%) Perl
9 28 (3.03%) Scala
10 23 (2.49%) C
11 19 (2.06%) Bash Shell
12 17 (1.84%) Korn
12 17 (1.84%) VBA
13 13 (1.41%) Haskell
14 12 (1.30%) PL/SQL
15 11 (1.19%) MATLAB
16 10 (1.08%) R
16 10 (1.08%) TypeScript
17 9 (0.97%) PowerShell
17 9 (0.97%) XPath
Qualifications
1 97 (10.50%) Degree
2 19 (2.06%) PhD
3 8 (0.87%) ISEB
4 7 (0.76%) CFA
5 5 (0.54%) PMP
6 4 (0.43%) ISEB Practitioner
7 3 (0.32%) PMI Certification
8 2 (0.22%) ISTQB
8 2 (0.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (0.11%) MBA
9 1 (0.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.11%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 74 (8.01%) MiFID
2 43 (4.65%) QA
3 21 (2.27%) EMIR
4 15 (1.62%) Dodd-Frank
5 11 (1.19%) FATCA
6 8 (0.87%) SLA
7 5 (0.54%) SDET
8 4 (0.43%) GAAP
8 4 (0.43%) SEPA
9 2 (0.22%) Basel II
9 2 (0.22%) Basel III
9 2 (0.22%) Data Quality
System Software
1 12 (1.30%) Docker
2 11 (1.19%) HDFS
3 9 (0.97%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (0.76%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 3 (0.32%) VMware ESX
6 2 (0.22%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.11%) Active Directory
7 1 (0.11%) Apache Flume
7 1 (0.11%) NFS
Systems Management
1 16 (1.73%) Puppet
2 15 (1.62%) Ansible
3 12 (1.30%) Control-M
3 12 (1.30%) HP Quality Center
4 6 (0.65%) Hadoop YARN
4 6 (0.65%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (0.54%) ITRS Geneos
6 3 (0.32%) NetBackup
7 2 (0.22%) Thomson Reuters DACS
8 1 (0.11%) Ambari
8 1 (0.11%) BMC PATROL
8 1 (0.11%) Ganglia
8 1 (0.11%) Kibana
8 1 (0.11%) logstash
8 1 (0.11%) Oozie
8 1 (0.11%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 93 (10.06%) Oracle
2 61 (6.60%) Murex
3 38 (4.11%) Sybase
4 33 (3.57%) TIBCO
5 31 (3.35%) Solace
6 26 (2.81%) Reuters
7 20 (2.16%) Bloomberg
7 20 (2.16%) ION Trading
8 19 (2.06%) Microsoft
9 17 (1.84%) HP
10 16 (1.73%) Microgen
11 14 (1.52%) Currenex
11 14 (1.52%) FXall
12 12 (1.30%) Calypso
12 12 (1.30%) Cisco
13 11 (1.19%) MuleSoft
13 11 (1.19%) VMware
14 10 (1.08%) Sun
15 9 (0.97%) Cognizant
15 9 (0.97%) SAP
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