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 1 May 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
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Foreign Exchange (FX)
Rank 93 93 84
Rank change year-on-year
0 -9
Contract jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) 586 522 594
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 2.55% 2.29% 2.54%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 7.03% 6.28% 6.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 487 433 477
Median daily rate £600 £600 £600
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
10% offered a daily rate of more than £725 £725 £738
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £425 £415
% change year-on-year
-8.82% +2.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 1
Median hourly rate £36.42 - £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £13.50 £47.00
% change year-on-year
- -71.27%
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
8338 8309 8850
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 36.23% 36.48% 37.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 5964 5639 6212
Median daily rate £475 £470 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.06% +4.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 118 128 159
Median hourly rate £22.00 £17.87 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.14% -14.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.04 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.75 £46.25 £41.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.75 £18.90 £20.21
% change year-on-year
+15.07% -6.45%

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 1 May 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)
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) across the London region over the 3 months to 1 May 2016.

Foreign Exchange (FX) Hourly Rate Histogram 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 1 May 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 +48 146 £583 -0.85% 25
Canary Wharf +3 5 £500 -11.11%
Docklands, London +2 4 £538 -17.30%
Bromley - 1 £550 -
Foreign Exchange (FX)
England

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

For the 6 months to 1 May 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).

1 546 (47.27%) Front Office
2 500 (43.29%) Banking
3 497 (43.03%) Finance
4 343 (29.70%) Java
5 305 (26.41%) Investment Banking
6 273 (23.64%) SQL
7 269 (23.29%) Derivative
8 263 (22.77%) C#
9 254 (21.99%) Fixed Income
9 254 (21.99%) Multithreading
10 246 (21.30%) Low Latency
11 231 (20.00%) C++
12 216 (18.70%) Electronic Trading
13 206 (17.84%) Equities
14 205 (17.75%) Linux
15 192 (16.62%) Unix
16 175 (15.15%) Agile Software Development
17 160 (13.85%) Risk Management
18 147 (12.73%) Analytical Skills
19 116 (10.04%) Oracle
20 113 (9.78%) Algorithmic Trading
21 108 (9.35%) Python
22 104 (9.00%) FIX Protocol
23 100 (8.66%) E-Commerce
23 100 (8.66%) Murex
24 96 (8.31%) Business Analysis
25 95 (8.23%) TDD
25 95 (8.23%) HTML
26 94 (8.14%) Degree
27 88 (7.62%) QA

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 36 (3.12%) Oracle Coherence
2 14 (1.21%) Tomcat
3 10 (0.87%) WebSphere
4 8 (0.69%) Apache Spark
4 8 (0.69%) WebLogic
5 7 (0.61%) Node.js
5 7 (0.61%) SharePoint
6 6 (0.52%) Apache
6 6 (0.52%) Confluence
6 6 (0.52%) IIS
7 5 (0.43%) Mule
8 4 (0.35%) JBoss
8 4 (0.35%) SAS
9 3 (0.26%) Elasticsearch
9 3 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2013
9 3 (0.26%) GemFire
9 3 (0.26%) MS Exchange
10 2 (0.17%) Exchange Server 2003
10 2 (0.17%) Exchange Server 2010
10 2 (0.17%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 14 (1.21%) Photoshop
2 13 (1.13%) MS Excel
3 12 (1.04%) Adobe Illustrator
4 8 (0.69%) MS PowerPoint
5 7 (0.61%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.43%) MS Office
6 5 (0.43%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.087%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 18 (1.56%) Front Arena
2 13 (1.13%) Summit
3 8 (0.69%) ION MarketView
3 8 (0.69%) Markit EDM
3 8 (0.69%) TradeThru
4 6 (0.52%) thinkFolio
5 4 (0.35%) Endur
5 4 (0.35%) Oracle EBS
5 4 (0.35%) Oracle ERP
5 4 (0.35%) Oracle Payables
5 4 (0.35%) RMDS
5 4 (0.35%) Temenos T24
6 3 (0.26%) Loan IQ
6 3 (0.26%) SimCorp Dimension
6 3 (0.26%) SunGard Martini
7 2 (0.17%) MetaTrader
7 2 (0.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 1 (0.087%) OpenText MBPM
8 1 (0.087%) Oracle General Ledger
8 1 (0.087%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
Cloud Services
1 7 (0.61%) Cloud Computing
1 7 (0.61%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (0.43%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (0.26%) Office 365
4 1 (0.087%) OpenShift
4 1 (0.087%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 28 (2.42%) Firewall
2 21 (1.82%) TCP/IP
3 10 (0.87%) Multicast
3 10 (0.87%) SAN
4 3 (0.26%) Internet
4 3 (0.26%) NAS
5 2 (0.17%) ATM
5 2 (0.17%) BGP
5 2 (0.17%) Fibre Channel
5 2 (0.17%) iSCSI
6 1 (0.087%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (0.087%) DHCP
6 1 (0.087%) DNS
6 1 (0.087%) DSL
6 1 (0.087%) FTP
6 1 (0.087%) Intranet
6 1 (0.087%) LAN
6 1 (0.087%) Network Security
6 1 (0.087%) VPN
6 1 (0.087%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 75 (6.49%) SQL Server
2 46 (3.98%) KDB
3 40 (3.46%) Relational Database
4 21 (1.82%) Big Data
4 21 (1.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 17 (1.47%) Data Warehouse
5 17 (1.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 16 (1.39%) Hadoop
6 16 (1.39%) Oracle Database
7 15 (1.30%) QlikView
8 14 (1.21%) NoSQL
9 13 (1.13%) Tick Data
10 10 (0.87%) Data Mart
11 9 (0.78%) Apache Cassandra
11 9 (0.78%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 7 (0.61%) Pentaho
12 7 (0.61%) PostgreSQL
13 6 (0.52%) MongoDB
13 6 (0.52%) SQL Server 2012
14 5 (0.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 56 (4.85%) JIRA
2 35 (3.03%) Maven
3 25 (2.16%) Selenium
4 21 (1.82%) Subversion
5 17 (1.47%) Git (software)
6 16 (1.39%) Grunt
7 15 (1.30%) Jenkins
8 13 (1.13%) gulp
8 13 (1.13%) JUnit
9 12 (1.04%) GDB
10 11 (0.95%) Axure RP
10 11 (0.95%) TeamCity
11 9 (0.78%) ClearCase
11 9 (0.78%) Mockito
12 8 (0.69%) ClearQuest
13 7 (0.61%) Cucumber
14 6 (0.52%) HP UFT
15 5 (0.43%) EasyMock
15 5 (0.43%) JBehave
16 4 (0.35%) jMock
General
1 546 (47.27%) Front Office
2 500 (43.29%) Banking
3 497 (43.03%) Finance
4 305 (26.41%) Investment Banking
5 71 (6.15%) Back Office
6 31 (2.68%) Financial Institution
7 18 (1.56%) Retail
8 15 (1.30%) Legal
9 14 (1.21%) Corporate Banking
10 8 (0.69%) Telecoms
11 7 (0.61%) Retail Banking
12 5 (0.43%) Billing
12 5 (0.43%) Games
12 5 (0.43%) General Ledger
13 4 (0.35%) Marketing
14 3 (0.26%) International Banking
14 3 (0.26%) Manufacturing
15 2 (0.17%) French Language
16 1 (0.087%) Pharmaceutical
16 1 (0.087%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 554 (47.97%) Developer
2 322 (27.88%) Analyst
3 201 (17.40%) Business Analyst
4 197 (17.06%) Java Developer
5 107 (9.26%) C# Developer
6 106 (9.18%) C++ Developer
6 106 (9.18%) Senior Developer
7 68 (5.89%) Front Office Developer
8 63 (5.45%) Project Manager
9 58 (5.02%) Senior Java Developer
10 52 (4.50%) FX Business Analyst
11 49 (4.24%) Senior Analyst
12 46 (3.98%) Banking Analyst
13 42 (3.64%) Applications Support
13 42 (3.64%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
13 42 (3.64%) Murex Analyst
13 42 (3.64%) Support Analyst
14 41 (3.55%) Electronic Trading Developer
15 35 (3.03%) Front Office Business Analyst
15 35 (3.03%) Murex Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 104 (9.00%) FIX Protocol
2 95 (8.23%) HTML
3 72 (6.23%) WPF
3 72 (6.23%) XML
4 68 (5.89%) HTML5
5 63 (5.45%) .NET
6 56 (4.85%) Spring
7 47 (4.07%) AngularJS
8 41 (3.55%) CSS
9 36 (3.12%) WinForms
10 33 (2.86%) JMS
11 27 (2.34%) Middleware
12 26 (2.25%) Hibernate
13 24 (2.08%) .NET Framework
13 24 (2.08%) FpML
14 23 (1.99%) J2EE
14 23 (1.99%) Reactive Extensions
15 22 (1.90%) Boost C++ Libraries
16 21 (1.82%) REST
17 20 (1.73%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 269 (23.29%) Derivative
2 254 (21.99%) Fixed Income
3 206 (17.84%) Equities
4 147 (12.73%) Analytical Skills
5 59 (5.11%) Market Risk
6 46 (3.98%) Equity Derivative
7 45 (3.90%) Credit Risk
8 44 (3.81%) Credit Derivative
9 40 (3.46%) Computer Science
10 37 (3.20%) Mathematics
11 33 (2.86%) Algorithms
11 33 (2.86%) User Experience
12 32 (2.77%) Hedge funds
13 29 (2.51%) Grid Computing
14 27 (2.34%) Data Structures
15 22 (1.90%) SWIFT
16 20 (1.73%) Fintech
17 10 (0.87%) N-Tier
18 9 (0.78%) Data Centre
18 9 (0.78%) Interest Rate Derivative
Operating Systems
1 205 (17.75%) Linux
2 192 (16.62%) Unix
3 71 (6.15%) Windows
4 15 (1.30%) Windows Server
5 13 (1.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 13 (1.13%) Solaris
6 9 (0.78%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (0.61%) Windows 7
8 5 (0.43%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (0.35%) Windows 8
9 4 (0.35%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (0.26%) Android
11 2 (0.17%) Ubuntu
11 2 (0.17%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.087%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 254 (21.99%) Multithreading
2 246 (21.30%) Low Latency
3 216 (18.70%) Electronic Trading
4 175 (15.15%) Agile Software Development
5 160 (13.85%) Risk Management
6 113 (9.78%) Algorithmic Trading
7 100 (8.66%) E-Commerce
8 96 (8.31%) Business Analysis
9 95 (8.23%) TDD
10 80 (6.93%) Market Making
10 80 (6.93%) Migration
11 74 (6.41%) Project Management
12 72 (6.23%) Analytics
12 72 (6.23%) OO
13 69 (5.97%) Stakeholder Management
14 67 (5.80%) User Acceptance Testing
15 44 (3.81%) Workflow
16 36 (3.12%) UML
17 35 (3.03%) DevOps
18 34 (2.94%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 343 (29.70%) Java
2 273 (23.64%) SQL
3 263 (22.77%) C#
4 231 (20.00%) C++
5 108 (9.35%) Python
6 67 (5.80%) JavaScript
7 65 (5.63%) Perl
8 22 (1.90%) Shell Script
9 18 (1.56%) Scala
10 17 (1.47%) VBA
11 16 (1.39%) Bash Shell
11 16 (1.39%) T-SQL
12 11 (0.95%) PL/SQL
13 8 (0.69%) Haskell
13 8 (0.69%) R
13 8 (0.69%) TypeScript
14 6 (0.52%) VB
15 5 (0.43%) Clojure
15 5 (0.43%) PHP
15 5 (0.43%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 94 (8.14%) Degree
2 35 (3.03%) PhD
3 9 (0.78%) PMI Certification
4 7 (0.61%) ISEB
4 7 (0.61%) ISTQB
5 6 (0.52%) Security Cleared
6 5 (0.43%) ITIL Certification
7 4 (0.35%) PMP
7 4 (0.35%) SC Cleared
8 3 (0.26%) CFA
9 1 (0.087%) CCIE
9 1 (0.087%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.087%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (0.087%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.087%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (0.087%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 88 (7.62%) QA
2 25 (2.16%) MiFID
3 15 (1.30%) EMIR
4 11 (0.95%) Dodd-Frank
5 9 (0.78%) Data Quality
5 9 (0.78%) SLA
6 3 (0.26%) COBIT
7 2 (0.17%) FATCA
7 2 (0.17%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.17%) SEPA
8 1 (0.087%) AIFMD
8 1 (0.087%) Basel III
8 1 (0.087%) COREP
8 1 (0.087%) CRD IV
8 1 (0.087%) ISO20022
8 1 (0.087%) Solvency II
System Software
1 5 (0.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (0.35%) VMware ESX
3 3 (0.26%) Docker
4 2 (0.17%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.17%) NFS
4 2 (0.17%) Platform Symphony
5 1 (0.087%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.087%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 30 (2.60%) ITRS Geneos
2 23 (1.99%) HP Quality Center
3 7 (0.61%) Control-M
4 6 (0.52%) Puppet
5 4 (0.35%) Nagios
5 4 (0.35%) NetBackup
5 4 (0.35%) Tivoli
5 4 (0.35%) yum
6 3 (0.26%) BMC PATROL
6 3 (0.26%) Grafana
7 2 (0.17%) Ansible
7 2 (0.17%) Backup Exec
7 2 (0.17%) Ganglia
7 2 (0.17%) Graphite
7 2 (0.17%) Kibana
7 2 (0.17%) logstash
7 2 (0.17%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (0.17%) SCOM
8 1 (0.087%) HP Data Protector
8 1 (0.087%) MOM
Vendors
1 116 (10.04%) Oracle
2 100 (8.66%) Murex
3 58 (5.02%) Sybase
4 42 (3.64%) TIBCO
5 39 (3.38%) Microsoft
6 38 (3.29%) Calypso
7 33 (2.86%) DataSynapse
8 26 (2.25%) Adobe
9 24 (2.08%) Bloomberg
9 24 (2.08%) Reuters
10 20 (1.73%) Splunk
11 16 (1.39%) Red Hat
12 15 (1.30%) SunGard
13 14 (1.21%) ION Trading
14 12 (1.04%) HP
15 11 (0.95%) Fidessa
16 9 (0.78%) Cognos
17 8 (0.69%) Caplin
17 8 (0.69%) FXall
17 8 (0.69%) VMware
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Orgtel
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Nicoll Curtin
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McGregor Boyall
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Hays Finance Technology
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Apollo Solutions
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iKas International
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