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 22 December 2014 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Foreign Exchange (FX)
Rank 83 78 53
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -25
Contract jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) 556 604 735
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 2.43% 2.51% 3.47%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 6.96% 6.76% 9.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 476 479 610
Average daily rate
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£600 £575 £575
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.34% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £700 £700
UK excluding London average daily rate £401 £450 £425
% change year-on-year
-10.83% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 1
Average hourly rate £27.50 £13.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+111.53% -38.09%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £11.38 - -
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
7983 8940 7808
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 34.92% 37.22% 36.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 5725 6216 5421
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 156 161 199
Average hourly rate £17.00 £24.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.16% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.80 £13.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £52.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -2.56%

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 22 December 2014.

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 22 December 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) within the London region over the 3 months to 22 December 2014. 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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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 -20 171 £600 - 44
Canary Wharf -1 3 £550 -15.38%
Mayfair - - - -
Ealing - - - -
Brentford - - - -
Hounslow - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -
Foreign Exchange (FX)
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, 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).

1 562 (47.99%) Front Office
2 484 (41.33%) Banking
3 464 (39.62%) Java
4 364 (31.08%) Finance
5 338 (28.86%) Investment Banking
6 336 (28.69%) Multithreading
7 327 (27.92%) SQL
8 309 (26.39%) Low Latency
9 246 (21.01%) Agile Software Development
9 246 (21.01%) Derivative
10 245 (20.92%) C++
11 193 (16.48%) C#
12 192 (16.40%) Fixed Income
13 164 (14.01%) UNIX
14 162 (13.83%) Linux
15 160 (13.66%) Oracle
16 154 (13.15%) Algorithmic Trading
17 143 (12.21%) Analytical Skills
18 138 (11.78%) E-Commerce
19 136 (11.61%) Risk Management
20 128 (10.93%) Equities
21 124 (10.59%) FIX Protocol
22 99 (8.45%) JavaScript
22 99 (8.45%) OO
23 97 (8.28%) HTML
24 89 (7.60%) HTML5
25 85 (7.26%) Python
25 85 (7.26%) Business Analysis
26 81 (6.92%) XML
27 80 (6.83%) Electronic Trading

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

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, 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 22 (1.88%) WebSphere
2 20 (1.71%) Oracle Coherence
3 19 (1.62%) WebLogic
4 15 (1.28%) Confluence
5 10 (0.85%) TIBCO EMS
6 9 (0.77%) Node.js
7 5 (0.43%) Tomcat
8 3 (0.26%) MTS
8 3 (0.26%) IIS
8 3 (0.26%) Oracle Workflow
9 2 (0.17%) SharePoint
10 1 (0.085%) CMS
10 1 (0.085%) MS Project Server
10 1 (0.085%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.085%) Apache Spark
10 1 (0.085%) JBoss
10 1 (0.085%) Apache
10 1 (0.085%) WebSphere Application Server
10 1 (0.085%) MQSeries
10 1 (0.085%) Jetty
Applications
1 27 (2.31%) MS Excel
2 11 (0.94%) MS Office
3 5 (0.43%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.17%) MS Project
4 2 (0.17%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.085%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.085%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 14 (1.20%) RMDS
2 12 (1.02%) Markit EDM
3 10 (0.85%) Murex MxG2000
4 7 (0.60%) ION MarketView
5 5 (0.43%) Oracle EBS
6 3 (0.26%) Salerio
6 3 (0.26%) SAP FI
7 2 (0.17%) Summit
7 2 (0.17%) SAP CO
7 2 (0.17%) SAP FI/CO
7 2 (0.17%) SAP FSCM
7 2 (0.17%) Oracle Assets
7 2 (0.17%) PeopleSoft Financials
7 2 (0.17%) Bloomberg TOMS
8 1 (0.085%) SunGard Stream Clearvision
8 1 (0.085%) Global One
8 1 (0.085%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 1 (0.085%) Dynamics CRM
8 1 (0.085%) SAP FI-CA
8 1 (0.085%) SAP FI-GL
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.085%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (0.085%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 28 (2.39%) Firewall
2 22 (1.88%) TCP/IP
3 20 (1.71%) Multicast
4 14 (1.20%) DNS
5 4 (0.34%) ATM
5 4 (0.34%) LAN
5 4 (0.34%) WAN
6 3 (0.26%) Internet
7 2 (0.17%) tcpdump
7 2 (0.17%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (0.17%) SSH
7 2 (0.17%) LDAP
7 2 (0.17%) HTTP
7 2 (0.17%) NetScaler
8 1 (0.085%) VPN
8 1 (0.085%) Ethernet
8 1 (0.085%) VoIP
8 1 (0.085%) AMQP
8 1 (0.085%) SWIFTNet
8 1 (0.085%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (5.72%) Relational Database
2 59 (5.04%) SQL Server
3 32 (2.73%) KDB
4 29 (2.48%) Big Data
5 16 (1.37%) Hadoop
6 15 (1.28%) MongoDB
7 11 (0.94%) Oracle Database
8 10 (0.85%) Apache Cassandra
8 10 (0.85%) RDBMS
8 10 (0.85%) Data Warehouse
9 8 (0.68%) Data Mining
9 8 (0.68%) OLAP
9 8 (0.68%) NoSQL
10 7 (0.60%) HBase
11 5 (0.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 5 (0.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 4 (0.34%) QlikView
12 4 (0.34%) MS Access
13 3 (0.26%) Oracle Database 10g
13 3 (0.26%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 47 (4.01%) TeamCity
2 44 (3.76%) JIRA
3 37 (3.16%) Grunt
4 31 (2.65%) WebDriver
5 27 (2.31%) Bower
6 21 (1.79%) Git (software)
6 21 (1.79%) Maven
6 21 (1.79%) JUnit
7 18 (1.54%) Ant
8 17 (1.45%) CruiseControl
9 12 (1.02%) Subversion
10 9 (0.77%) NUnit
11 7 (0.60%) Selenium
12 6 (0.51%) QuickTest Pro
12 6 (0.51%) ClearCase
13 5 (0.43%) Jasmine
14 4 (0.34%) Jenkins
14 4 (0.34%) Karma Test Runner
15 3 (0.26%) Sinon.JS
15 3 (0.26%) FishEye
General
1 562 (47.99%) Front Office
2 484 (41.33%) Banking
3 364 (31.08%) Finance
4 338 (28.86%) Investment Banking
5 73 (6.23%) Back Office
6 33 (2.82%) Financial Institution
7 13 (1.11%) Retail
8 11 (0.94%) Marketing
9 10 (0.85%) Legal
10 6 (0.51%) Telecoms
10 6 (0.51%) Retail Banking
11 5 (0.43%) Corporate Banking
12 4 (0.34%) French Language
13 2 (0.17%) Advertising
13 2 (0.17%) General Ledger
13 2 (0.17%) Wholesale Banking
13 2 (0.17%) Billing
14 1 (0.085%) Manufacturing
14 1 (0.085%) Electronics
14 1 (0.085%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 611 (52.18%) Developer
2 265 (22.63%) Analyst
3 257 (21.95%) Java Developer
4 174 (14.86%) Business Analyst
5 128 (10.93%) C++ Developer
6 88 (7.51%) C# Developer
6 88 (7.51%) Senior Developer
7 48 (4.10%) Architect
8 42 (3.59%) Project Manager
9 41 (3.50%) Senior Java Developer
10 40 (3.42%) JavaScript Developer
11 39 (3.33%) Applications Support
12 38 (3.25%) Support Analyst
13 35 (2.99%) Python Developer
14 27 (2.31%) Web Developer
15 21 (1.79%) Front Office Developer
15 21 (1.79%) Quantitative Developer
15 21 (1.79%) C++/C# Developer
16 20 (1.71%) IT Business Analyst
16 20 (1.71%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 124 (10.59%) FIX Protocol
2 97 (8.28%) HTML
3 89 (7.60%) HTML5
4 81 (6.92%) XML
5 67 (5.72%) .NET
6 59 (5.04%) Middleware
7 58 (4.95%) Boost C++ Libraries
7 58 (4.95%) AngularJS
8 57 (4.87%) STL
9 52 (4.44%) CSS
10 44 (3.76%) Spring
11 40 (3.42%) WPF
12 39 (3.33%) Rendezvous
13 36 (3.07%) JMS
14 34 (2.90%) Swing
15 31 (2.65%) XSLT
16 30 (2.56%) FpML
17 25 (2.13%) Hibernate
18 22 (1.88%) Apache Flex
19 21 (1.79%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 246 (21.01%) Derivative
2 192 (16.40%) Fixed Income
3 143 (12.21%) Analytical Skills
4 128 (10.93%) Equities
5 52 (4.44%) Credit Derivative
6 43 (3.67%) User Experience
6 43 (3.67%) Algorithms
7 39 (3.33%) Mathematics
8 37 (3.16%) Equity Derivative
9 34 (2.90%) Computer Science
10 29 (2.48%) Interest Rate Derivative
11 27 (2.31%) Market Risk
12 26 (2.22%) VWAP
12 26 (2.22%) TWAP
13 23 (1.96%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
14 20 (1.71%) RIA
14 20 (1.71%) Data Structures
15 19 (1.62%) Credit Risk
16 18 (1.54%) Hedge funds
17 16 (1.37%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 164 (14.01%) UNIX
2 162 (13.83%) Linux
3 71 (6.06%) Windows
4 14 (1.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 12 (1.02%) Solaris
6 2 (0.17%) Windows 7
6 2 (0.17%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.085%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.085%) SUSE
7 1 (0.085%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 336 (28.69%) Multithreading
2 309 (26.39%) Low Latency
3 246 (21.01%) Agile Software Development
4 154 (13.15%) Algorithmic Trading
5 138 (11.78%) E-Commerce
6 136 (11.61%) Risk Management
7 99 (8.45%) OO
8 85 (7.26%) Business Analysis
9 80 (6.83%) Electronic Trading
10 76 (6.49%) TDD
11 72 (6.15%) Project Management
12 63 (5.38%) User Acceptance Testing
13 51 (4.36%) Scrum
14 48 (4.10%) Data Modelling
15 41 (3.50%) Performance Tuning
16 40 (3.42%) Analytics
17 39 (3.33%) Ultra-Low Latency
18 38 (3.25%) Workflow
19 37 (3.16%) Continuous Integration
20 33 (2.82%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 464 (39.62%) Java
2 327 (27.92%) SQL
3 245 (20.92%) C++
4 193 (16.48%) C#
5 99 (8.45%) JavaScript
6 85 (7.26%) Python
7 46 (3.93%) Perl
8 28 (2.39%) VBA
9 19 (1.62%) Shell Script
10 14 (1.20%) Bash Shell
11 12 (1.02%) PL/SQL
12 9 (0.77%) C
12 9 (0.77%) Ruby
13 8 (0.68%) Scala
14 6 (0.51%) PowerShell
14 6 (0.51%) T-SQL
14 6 (0.51%) VBScript
14 6 (0.51%) VB
15 5 (0.43%) Korn
16 4 (0.34%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 68 (5.81%) Degree
2 8 (0.68%) ISEB
3 6 (0.51%) PhD
4 3 (0.26%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.085%) Postgraduate
5 1 (0.085%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (0.085%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.085%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.085%) ACCA
5 1 (0.085%) CIMA
5 1 (0.085%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (0.085%) CFA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (2.05%) QA
2 21 (1.79%) EMIR
3 11 (0.94%) Dodd-Frank
4 6 (0.51%) MiFID
4 6 (0.51%) Basel II
5 5 (0.43%) Data Quality
6 3 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.26%) AIFMD
6 3 (0.26%) CRD IV
7 2 (0.17%) Basel III
8 1 (0.085%) SLA
8 1 (0.085%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (0.17%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (0.085%) Apache Flume
2 1 (0.085%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.085%) Squid
Systems Management
1 17 (1.45%) HP Quality Center
1 17 (1.45%) ITRS Geneos
2 6 (0.51%) Control-M
3 2 (0.17%) Nagios
3 2 (0.17%) Tivoli
3 2 (0.17%) BMC PATROL
3 2 (0.17%) Salt
3 2 (0.17%) Puppet
3 2 (0.17%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.085%) SCCM
Vendors
1 160 (13.66%) Oracle
2 67 (5.72%) Murex
3 59 (5.04%) TIBCO
4 55 (4.70%) 29West
5 46 (3.93%) Sybase
6 27 (2.31%) Reuters
7 26 (2.22%) Adobe
8 25 (2.13%) Bloomberg
9 23 (1.96%) Microsoft
10 22 (1.88%) Informatica
11 14 (1.20%) Red Hat
11 14 (1.20%) ION Trading
12 13 (1.11%) Splunk
13 9 (0.77%) thinkFolio
13 9 (0.77%) Tradeweb
13 9 (0.77%) SAP
14 8 (0.68%) eSpeed
14 8 (0.68%) MarketAxess
15 7 (0.60%) Remedy
15 7 (0.60%) Calypso
London
Hatstand Limited
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £575 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
City of London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £600 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £625 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £650 - £750 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £650 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £80000 - £110000 per annum + or £600pd
Posted: 3 days ago
City of London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £400 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £585 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £700 - £750 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £500 - £750 per day + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £600 - £750 per day + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £600 - £700 per day + Excellent & Neg
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Pioneer Search
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £750.00 - £800.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London, United Kingdom
Hatstand Ltd
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 10 days ago