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 7 December 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
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Foreign Exchange (FX)
Rank 106 95 79
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -16
Contract jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) 521 563 626
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 2.42% 2.48% 2.66%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 6.69% 6.70% 7.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 388 393 525
Median daily rate £600 £575 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.34% -4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £406 £450
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £725 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £575 £401
% change year-on-year
-34.78% +43.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Median hourly rate - - £27.50
UK excluding London median 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
7791 8402 8576
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 36.13% 37.07% 36.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 5418 5826 6096
Median daily rate £488 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.63% +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £385 £363
% change year-on-year
-1.29% +6.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 128 146 198
Median hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.88% +32.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.10 £43.00 £37.15
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.91 £20.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year
-5.46% +19.61%

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 7 December 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 7 December 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 +5 133 £600 +4.34% 17
Canary Wharf - 13 £500 -
Docklands, London +2 5 £595 +25.26%
Mayfair - 2 £550 -
Feltham - 1 £490 -
Kingston Upon Thames - 1 - -
Foreign Exchange (FX)
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Foreign Exchange (FX)
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 7 December 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).

1 393 (43.91%) Finance
2 391 (43.69%) Banking
3 343 (38.32%) Front Office
4 262 (29.27%) Java
5 254 (28.38%) Agile Software Development
6 194 (21.68%) Investment Banking
6 194 (21.68%) SQL
7 193 (21.56%) Fixed Income
8 186 (20.78%) Derivative
9 173 (19.33%) Low Latency
10 167 (18.66%) Electronic Trading
11 158 (17.65%) Equities
12 142 (15.87%) Multithreading
13 137 (15.31%) C#
14 131 (14.64%) C++
14 131 (14.64%) Unix
15 120 (13.41%) Risk Management
16 118 (13.18%) HTML
17 111 (12.40%) JavaScript
18 110 (12.29%) Linux
19 89 (9.94%) Oracle
19 89 (9.94%) HTML5
20 85 (9.50%) Algorithmic Trading
20 85 (9.50%) Analytical Skills
20 85 (9.50%) Business Analysis
21 82 (9.16%) AngularJS
22 80 (8.94%) Python
23 75 (8.38%) SQL Server
24 73 (8.16%) Degree
25 69 (7.71%) Project 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 29 (3.24%) Apache Spark
2 17 (1.90%) Confluence
3 13 (1.45%) WebSphere
4 10 (1.12%) IIS
5 9 (1.01%) Oracle Coherence
6 8 (0.89%) Apache Pig
7 7 (0.78%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 6 (0.67%) CMS
8 6 (0.67%) Tomcat
9 4 (0.45%) Oracle Workflow
9 4 (0.45%) WebLogic
10 3 (0.34%) Apache
10 3 (0.34%) IBM HTTP Server
10 3 (0.34%) JBoss
10 3 (0.34%) Jetty
10 3 (0.34%) WebSphere Application Server
11 2 (0.22%) OpenStack
11 2 (0.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 1 (0.11%) Elasticsearch
12 1 (0.11%) MQSeries
Applications
1 22 (2.46%) MS Excel
2 13 (1.45%) Photoshop
2 13 (1.45%) Spreadsheet
3 10 (1.12%) MS Office
4 7 (0.78%) MS Visio
5 6 (0.67%) MS Project
6 5 (0.56%) MS PowerPoint
7 3 (0.34%) LaTeX
8 2 (0.22%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.11%) Mathematica
9 1 (0.11%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 18 (2.01%) RMDS
2 16 (1.79%) Summit
3 6 (0.67%) thinkFolio
4 3 (0.34%) Bloomberg TOMS
4 3 (0.34%) ION MarketView
4 3 (0.34%) Orchestrade
4 3 (0.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 3 (0.34%) SimCorp Dimension
5 2 (0.22%) Findur
5 2 (0.22%) Global One
5 2 (0.22%) Markit EDM
5 2 (0.22%) Minerva
5 2 (0.22%) Sentinel
5 2 (0.22%) SunGard GMI
5 2 (0.22%) Tesseract
6 1 (0.11%) Kondor
6 1 (0.11%) Oracle Cash Management
6 1 (0.11%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
6 1 (0.11%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 6 (0.67%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (0.34%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.22%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.22%) OpenShift
3 2 (0.22%) PaaS
4 1 (0.11%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 33 (3.69%) TCP/IP
2 10 (1.12%) Firewall
3 6 (0.67%) DSL
3 6 (0.67%) LAN
3 6 (0.67%) Multicast
3 6 (0.67%) SAN
4 4 (0.45%) WAN
5 3 (0.34%) FTP
6 2 (0.22%) FCoE
6 2 (0.22%) Fibre Channel
6 2 (0.22%) Internet
6 2 (0.22%) iSCSI
6 2 (0.22%) NAS
7 1 (0.11%) CTI
7 1 (0.11%) DHCP
7 1 (0.11%) DNS
7 1 (0.11%) Ethernet
7 1 (0.11%) IGMP
7 1 (0.11%) InfiniBand
7 1 (0.11%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 75 (8.38%) SQL Server
2 43 (4.80%) Big Data
3 32 (3.58%) Relational Database
4 27 (3.02%) Hadoop
5 26 (2.91%) Data Warehouse
6 24 (2.68%) KDB
7 16 (1.79%) Apache Cassandra
7 16 (1.79%) NoSQL
8 12 (1.34%) Data Lake
8 12 (1.34%) Kdb+
8 12 (1.34%) PowerCenter
9 10 (1.12%) HBase
9 10 (1.12%) SQL Server 2008
9 10 (1.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 10 (1.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 9 (1.01%) MongoDB
11 6 (0.67%) MarkLogic
11 6 (0.67%) Spotfire
11 6 (0.67%) SQL Server 2012
11 6 (0.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 49 (5.47%) Maven
2 48 (5.36%) JIRA
3 29 (3.24%) Subversion
4 27 (3.02%) Git (software)
4 27 (3.02%) JUnit
4 27 (3.02%) TeamCity
5 21 (2.35%) Gradle
6 19 (2.12%) Jenkins
7 18 (2.01%) Selenium
8 17 (1.90%) Mockito
9 11 (1.23%) Team Foundation Server
10 9 (1.01%) Cucumber
11 8 (0.89%) NUnit
12 7 (0.78%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 7 (0.78%) Spock
13 6 (0.67%) TortoiseSVN
14 5 (0.56%) Artifactory
14 5 (0.56%) SoapUI
15 4 (0.45%) Octopus Deploy
15 4 (0.45%) Protractor
General
1 393 (43.91%) Finance
2 391 (43.69%) Banking
3 343 (38.32%) Front Office
4 194 (21.68%) Investment Banking
5 61 (6.82%) Back Office
6 35 (3.91%) Financial Institution
7 17 (1.90%) Legal
7 17 (1.90%) Retail
8 7 (0.78%) Corporate Banking
8 7 (0.78%) Publishing
9 5 (0.56%) Telecoms
10 4 (0.45%) Law
10 4 (0.45%) Marketing
11 3 (0.34%) Aerospace
11 3 (0.34%) General Ledger
11 3 (0.34%) German Language
11 3 (0.34%) Manufacturing
11 3 (0.34%) Retail Banking
11 3 (0.34%) Spanish Language
11 3 (0.34%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 417 (46.59%) Developer
2 281 (31.40%) Analyst
3 185 (20.67%) Business Analyst
4 154 (17.21%) Java Developer
5 71 (7.93%) C++ Developer
6 69 (7.71%) Senior Developer
7 65 (7.26%) C# Developer
8 54 (6.03%) FX Business Analyst
9 49 (5.47%) Project Manager
10 48 (5.36%) Senior Java Developer
11 47 (5.25%) JavaScript Developer
12 36 (4.02%) Electronic Trading Developer
13 35 (3.91%) Banking Analyst
14 34 (3.80%) Angular Developer
14 34 (3.80%) Support Analyst
15 32 (3.58%) Front Office Developer
15 32 (3.58%) Risk Analyst
16 31 (3.46%) Agile Developer
17 29 (3.24%) MiFID Business Analyst
17 29 (3.24%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 118 (13.18%) HTML
2 89 (9.94%) HTML5
3 82 (9.16%) AngularJS
4 64 (7.15%) FIX Protocol
5 60 (6.70%) .NET
6 55 (6.15%) WPF
7 51 (5.70%) CSS
7 51 (5.70%) XML
8 34 (3.80%) Spring
9 32 (3.58%) JMS
10 30 (3.35%) jQuery
11 29 (3.24%) Middleware
11 29 (3.24%) STL
12 28 (3.13%) Boost C++ Libraries
13 26 (2.91%) CSS3
13 26 (2.91%) Web Services
14 25 (2.79%) Rendezvous
15 24 (2.68%) ASP.NET
16 23 (2.57%) React
17 22 (2.46%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 193 (21.56%) Fixed Income
2 186 (20.78%) Derivative
3 158 (17.65%) Equities
4 85 (9.50%) Analytical Skills
5 44 (4.92%) Market Risk
6 43 (4.80%) Algorithms
7 41 (4.58%) Fintech
8 31 (3.46%) User Experience
9 24 (2.68%) OTC Derivatives
10 23 (2.57%) Mathematics
11 22 (2.46%) Computer Science
11 22 (2.46%) Hedge funds
12 21 (2.35%) Credit Derivative
13 19 (2.12%) Data Structures
14 17 (1.90%) Equity Derivative
14 17 (1.90%) Virtual Team
15 16 (1.79%) N-Tier
15 16 (1.79%) Reference Data
16 11 (1.23%) Management Information System
16 11 (1.23%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 131 (14.64%) Unix
2 110 (12.29%) Linux
3 51 (5.70%) Windows
4 12 (1.34%) Solaris
5 9 (1.01%) Windows Server
6 5 (0.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (0.56%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (0.45%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.22%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.11%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.11%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 254 (28.38%) Agile Software Development
2 173 (19.33%) Low Latency
3 167 (18.66%) Electronic Trading
4 142 (15.87%) Multithreading
5 120 (13.41%) Risk Management
6 85 (9.50%) Algorithmic Trading
6 85 (9.50%) Business Analysis
7 69 (7.71%) Project Management
8 64 (7.15%) Stakeholder Management
9 62 (6.93%) TDD
10 59 (6.59%) Scrum
11 58 (6.48%) OO
12 53 (5.92%) Analytics
12 53 (5.92%) E-Commerce
13 45 (5.03%) DevOps
14 41 (4.58%) Continuous Integration
15 40 (4.47%) Asset Management
15 40 (4.47%) Concurrent Programming
15 40 (4.47%) High Availability
16 39 (4.36%) Market Making
Programming Languages
1 262 (29.27%) Java
2 194 (21.68%) SQL
3 137 (15.31%) C#
4 131 (14.64%) C++
5 111 (12.40%) JavaScript
6 80 (8.94%) Python
7 25 (2.79%) Shell Script
8 24 (2.68%) Scala
9 23 (2.57%) Perl
10 18 (2.01%) VBA
11 16 (1.79%) C
12 15 (1.68%) Bash Shell
12 15 (1.68%) Haskell
13 14 (1.56%) R
14 13 (1.45%) MATLAB
15 12 (1.34%) TypeScript
16 11 (1.23%) Korn
17 10 (1.12%) PL/SQL
18 9 (1.01%) XAML
19 7 (0.78%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 73 (8.16%) Degree
2 14 (1.56%) PhD
3 7 (0.78%) CFA
4 6 (0.67%) ISEB
5 3 (0.34%) ISEB Practitioner
5 3 (0.34%) PMP
6 2 (0.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (0.22%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (0.11%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.11%) MBA
7 1 (0.11%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 66 (7.37%) MiFID
2 41 (4.58%) QA
3 20 (2.23%) EMIR
4 14 (1.56%) Dodd-Frank
5 8 (0.89%) FATCA
6 7 (0.78%) SDET
7 6 (0.67%) SLA
8 4 (0.45%) GAAP
8 4 (0.45%) SEPA
9 2 (0.22%) Basel II
9 2 (0.22%) Basel III
9 2 (0.22%) Data Quality
System Software
1 15 (1.68%) Docker
2 10 (1.12%) HDFS
3 8 (0.89%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (0.67%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 3 (0.34%) NFS
5 3 (0.34%) VMware ESX
6 2 (0.22%) Apache Flume
6 2 (0.22%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.22%) KVM
6 2 (0.22%) SRDF
6 2 (0.22%) Xen
7 1 (0.11%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 23 (2.57%) Puppet
2 16 (1.79%) Ansible
3 11 (1.23%) HP Quality Center
4 9 (1.01%) Control-M
5 6 (0.67%) ITRS Geneos
5 6 (0.67%) Opscode Chef
6 5 (0.56%) Hadoop YARN
7 3 (0.34%) NetBackup
8 2 (0.22%) Thomson Reuters DACS
9 1 (0.11%) Ambari
9 1 (0.11%) BMC PATROL
9 1 (0.11%) Cobbler
9 1 (0.11%) Ganglia
9 1 (0.11%) Kibana
9 1 (0.11%) logstash
9 1 (0.11%) Nagios
9 1 (0.11%) Oozie
9 1 (0.11%) yum
Vendors
1 89 (9.94%) Oracle
2 53 (5.92%) Murex
3 39 (4.36%) Sybase
4 35 (3.91%) TIBCO
5 20 (2.23%) Microsoft
5 20 (2.23%) Reuters
5 20 (2.23%) Solace
6 17 (1.90%) Bloomberg
6 17 (1.90%) FXall
7 16 (1.79%) Calypso
8 14 (1.56%) Atlassian
8 14 (1.56%) Currenex
8 14 (1.56%) HP
9 12 (1.34%) ION Trading
10 11 (1.23%) Informatica
10 11 (1.23%) Microgen
10 11 (1.23%) Sun
11 10 (1.12%) Charles River
11 10 (1.12%) SAP
11 10 (1.12%) VMware
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