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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Foreign Exchange (FX)
Rank 78 53 60
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +7
Contract jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) 594 855 807
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 2.44% 3.42% 3.10%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 8.00% 10.59% 9.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 458 694 620
Average daily rate
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£600 £550 £553
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -0.49%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £425 £425
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £675 £688
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £450 £475
% change year-on-year
-11.11% -5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Average hourly rate £18.50 - £83.75
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.10 - £30.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.90 - £136.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £49.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
- +96.00%
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
7423 8071 8221
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 30.51% 32.26% 31.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 4929 5559 5615
Average daily rate £450 £460 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.17% -3.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £629 £629 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 161 173 220
Average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £22.32
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -10.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.04 £13.20 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £47.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -39.65%

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 29 August 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)
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 29 August 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -24 180 £625 +13.63% 88
Docklands, London +14 4 £600 - 1
Canary Wharf -4 3 £575 -17.85%
Westminster - - - -
Brentford - - - -
Hounslow - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - - 1
Foreign Exchange (FX)
England

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

For the 6 months to 29 August 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).

1 525 (44.68%) Front Office
2 500 (42.55%) Banking
3 419 (35.66%) Java
4 359 (30.55%) SQL
5 350 (29.79%) Finance
6 316 (26.89%) Investment Banking
7 302 (25.70%) Low Latency
8 272 (23.15%) Derivative
9 251 (21.36%) Multithreading
10 231 (19.66%) Fixed Income
11 210 (17.87%) C#
12 208 (17.70%) Oracle
13 197 (16.77%) C++
14 188 (16.00%) Linux
15 174 (14.81%) UNIX
16 163 (13.87%) Risk Management
17 157 (13.36%) E-Commerce
18 135 (11.49%) Python
19 122 (10.38%) Algorithmic Trading
20 119 (10.13%) Equities
21 109 (9.28%) Windows
22 107 (9.11%) Back Office
23 100 (8.51%) JavaScript
24 99 (8.43%) Electronic Trading
24 99 (8.43%) 29West
25 98 (8.34%) HTML
25 98 (8.34%) OO
26 90 (7.66%) .NET
27 87 (7.40%) Perl
28 86 (7.32%) HTML5

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

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 49 (4.17%) Oracle Coherence
2 30 (2.55%) WebLogic
3 29 (2.47%) WebSphere
4 17 (1.45%) Confluence
5 10 (0.85%) TIBCO EMS
5 10 (0.85%) IIS
6 9 (0.77%) Tomcat
7 5 (0.43%) MQSeries
8 4 (0.34%) Apache
8 4 (0.34%) Node.js
9 3 (0.26%) Oracle Workflow
10 2 (0.17%) WebSphere Application Server
10 2 (0.17%) BizTalk Server
10 2 (0.17%) SharePoint
11 1 (0.085%) SAS
11 1 (0.085%) Oracle HTTP Server
11 1 (0.085%) MS Project Server
11 1 (0.085%) GemFire
Applications
1 20 (1.70%) MS Excel
2 13 (1.11%) MS Office
3 11 (0.94%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (0.26%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.26%) MS Project
4 3 (0.26%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.085%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.085%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 43 (3.66%) RMDS
2 11 (0.94%) Markit EDM
3 7 (0.60%) Salerio
4 6 (0.51%) Murex MxG2000
5 5 (0.43%) Summit
6 3 (0.26%) Oracle EBS
7 2 (0.17%) Temenos T24
7 2 (0.17%) Bloomberg TOMS
8 1 (0.085%) Oracle BPM
8 1 (0.085%) Oracle Cash Management
8 1 (0.085%) Oracle Assets
8 1 (0.085%) ION MarketView
8 1 (0.085%) SAP FSCM
8 1 (0.085%) SunGard GMI
8 1 (0.085%) SAP MDM
8 1 (0.085%) Endur
8 1 (0.085%) Findur
8 1 (0.085%) LatentZero
8 1 (0.085%) Front Arena
8 1 (0.085%) SimCorp Dimension
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.085%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 47 (4.00%) Firewall
2 39 (3.32%) Multicast
3 24 (2.04%) TCP/IP
4 16 (1.36%) DNS
5 8 (0.68%) HTTP
5 8 (0.68%) Internet
5 8 (0.68%) DSL
6 5 (0.43%) NetScaler
7 3 (0.26%) Intranet
7 3 (0.26%) LAN
7 3 (0.26%) WAN
8 2 (0.17%) LDAP
8 2 (0.17%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (0.17%) SSH
9 1 (0.085%) NAS
9 1 (0.085%) SWIFTNet
9 1 (0.085%) FCoE
9 1 (0.085%) Fibre Channel
9 1 (0.085%) MPLS
9 1 (0.085%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 73 (6.21%) Relational Database
2 47 (4.00%) SQL Server
3 28 (2.38%) KDB
4 26 (2.21%) Oracle Database
5 19 (1.62%) Big Data
6 16 (1.36%) Hazelcast
7 14 (1.19%) Data Warehouse
8 10 (0.85%) Data Mining
9 8 (0.68%) Oracle Reports
10 7 (0.60%) MongoDB
10 7 (0.60%) Oracle Database 11g
10 7 (0.60%) Data Mart
11 6 (0.51%) OLAP
11 6 (0.51%) RDBMS
11 6 (0.51%) Oracle Database 10g
11 6 (0.51%) SAP BI
12 5 (0.43%) Crystal Reports
12 5 (0.43%) SQL Server 2008
12 5 (0.43%) Hadoop
12 5 (0.43%) IBM InfoSphere
Development Applications
1 38 (3.23%) JIRA
1 38 (3.23%) TeamCity
2 35 (2.98%) Grunt
3 29 (2.47%) WebDriver
4 27 (2.30%) Bower
5 22 (1.87%) Git (software)
6 18 (1.53%) Maven
7 14 (1.19%) JUnit
8 13 (1.11%) Selenium
9 12 (1.02%) Subversion
10 10 (0.85%) NUnit
11 9 (0.77%) Jenkins
12 8 (0.68%) FitNesse
13 7 (0.60%) QuickTest Pro
14 6 (0.51%) Ant
15 5 (0.43%) JBehave
15 5 (0.43%) Cucumber
15 5 (0.43%) LoadRunner
15 5 (0.43%) CruiseControl
16 4 (0.34%) jMock
General
1 525 (44.68%) Front Office
2 500 (42.55%) Banking
3 350 (29.79%) Finance
4 316 (26.89%) Investment Banking
5 107 (9.11%) Back Office
6 25 (2.13%) Financial Institution
7 14 (1.19%) Telecoms
8 12 (1.02%) Retail
9 9 (0.77%) Games
10 7 (0.60%) Marketing
10 7 (0.60%) Legal
11 6 (0.51%) Publishing
12 5 (0.43%) Corporate Banking
13 3 (0.26%) Advertising
13 3 (0.26%) French Language
14 2 (0.17%) International Banking
14 2 (0.17%) General Ledger
14 2 (0.17%) Wholesale Banking
14 2 (0.17%) Retail Banking
15 1 (0.085%) Billing
Job Titles
1 570 (48.51%) Developer
2 255 (21.70%) Analyst
3 206 (17.53%) Java Developer
4 166 (14.13%) Business Analyst
5 106 (9.02%) C# Developer
6 95 (8.09%) C++ Developer
7 73 (6.21%) Senior Developer
8 65 (5.53%) Applications Support
9 58 (4.94%) Project Manager
10 39 (3.32%) Architect
11 37 (3.15%) Support Analyst
11 37 (3.15%) Python Developer
12 31 (2.64%) Web Developer
13 30 (2.55%) Front Office Developer
13 30 (2.55%) Senior Java Developer
14 28 (2.38%) Development Manager
15 27 (2.30%) Quantitative Developer
16 25 (2.13%) Applications Support Analyst
17 24 (2.04%) .NET Developer
17 24 (2.04%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 98 (8.34%) HTML
2 90 (7.66%) .NET
3 86 (7.32%) HTML5
4 83 (7.06%) XML
5 75 (6.38%) FIX Protocol
6 55 (4.68%) Rendezvous
7 51 (4.34%) CSS
8 48 (4.09%) AngularJS
9 40 (3.40%) Apache Flex
10 38 (3.23%) JMS
11 35 (2.98%) Middleware
11 35 (2.98%) WPF
12 33 (2.81%) WCF
13 29 (2.47%) XSLT
14 26 (2.21%) Spring
14 26 (2.21%) Boost C++ Libraries
15 25 (2.13%) Swing
16 24 (2.04%) STL
17 23 (1.96%) Java EE
18 22 (1.87%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 272 (23.15%) Derivative
2 231 (19.66%) Fixed Income
3 119 (10.13%) Equities
4 53 (4.51%) Computer Science
5 39 (3.32%) Credit Derivative
6 38 (3.23%) Equity Derivative
7 27 (2.30%) Interest Rate Derivative
8 26 (2.21%) Market Risk
9 25 (2.13%) Credit Risk
10 24 (2.04%) Reference Data
11 23 (1.96%) Mathematics
12 21 (1.79%) VWAP
12 21 (1.79%) TWAP
13 19 (1.62%) RIA
14 16 (1.36%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
15 14 (1.19%) Grid Computing
15 14 (1.19%) Hedge funds
16 10 (0.85%) Management Information System
17 8 (0.68%) SWIFT
18 7 (0.60%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 188 (16.00%) Linux
2 174 (14.81%) UNIX
3 109 (9.28%) Windows
4 40 (3.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 34 (2.89%) Solaris
6 16 (1.36%) Windows XP
7 13 (1.11%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (0.43%) Windows 7
9 3 (0.26%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.085%) Oracle Linux
10 1 (0.085%) SUSE
10 1 (0.085%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 302 (25.70%) Low Latency
2 251 (21.36%) Multithreading
3 163 (13.87%) Risk Management
4 157 (13.36%) E-Commerce
5 122 (10.38%) Algorithmic Trading
6 99 (8.43%) Electronic Trading
7 98 (8.34%) OO
8 83 (7.06%) Agile Software Development
9 82 (6.98%) Business Analysis
10 79 (6.72%) Project Management
11 67 (5.70%) Analytics
12 56 (4.77%) TDD
13 55 (4.68%) Change Management
14 54 (4.60%) User Acceptance Testing
15 52 (4.43%) Scrum
16 45 (3.83%) Software Engineering
17 44 (3.74%) Workflow
18 39 (3.32%) Data Modelling
19 35 (2.98%) Stakeholder Management
20 31 (2.64%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 419 (35.66%) Java
2 359 (30.55%) SQL
3 210 (17.87%) C#
4 197 (16.77%) C++
5 135 (11.49%) Python
6 100 (8.51%) JavaScript
7 87 (7.40%) Perl
8 22 (1.87%) Shell Script
9 18 (1.53%) VBA
10 15 (1.28%) PL/SQL
11 14 (1.19%) C
12 10 (0.85%) Scala
13 9 (0.77%) C-shell
13 9 (0.77%) AWK
14 7 (0.60%) Bash Shell
14 7 (0.60%) VB.NET
15 5 (0.43%) Haskell
16 3 (0.26%) R
16 3 (0.26%) TypeScript
16 3 (0.26%) Korn
Qualifications
1 79 (6.72%) Degree
2 10 (0.85%) PhD
3 5 (0.43%) PMI Certification
4 4 (0.34%) PMP
4 4 (0.34%) ISTQB
5 3 (0.26%) MBA
5 3 (0.26%) ISEB
6 2 (0.17%) HNC
6 2 (0.17%) HND
7 1 (0.085%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.085%) ACCA
7 1 (0.085%) CIMA
7 1 (0.085%) IIBA
7 1 (0.085%) CBAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (4.17%) EMIR
2 42 (3.57%) QA
3 41 (3.49%) Dodd-Frank
4 8 (0.68%) Data Quality
4 8 (0.68%) Basel II
5 7 (0.60%) MiFID
6 3 (0.26%) Basel III
6 3 (0.26%) AIFMD
7 2 (0.17%) COREP
7 2 (0.17%) CRD IV
8 1 (0.085%) FINREP
8 1 (0.085%) FATCA
8 1 (0.085%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.085%) SLA
8 1 (0.085%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 6 (0.51%) Oracle RAC
2 5 (0.43%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.085%) Squid
3 1 (0.085%) SRDF
3 1 (0.085%) NFS
Systems Management
1 27 (2.30%) ITRS Geneos
2 8 (0.68%) HP Quality Center
3 7 (0.60%) Tivoli
4 6 (0.51%) Control-M
4 6 (0.51%) Nagios
5 5 (0.43%) BMC PATROL
6 3 (0.26%) Puppet
6 3 (0.26%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (0.17%) WMI
7 2 (0.17%) Salt
8 1 (0.085%) ServiceCenter
8 1 (0.085%) SCCM
Vendors
1 208 (17.70%) Oracle
2 99 (8.43%) 29West
3 75 (6.38%) TIBCO
4 47 (4.00%) Reuters
5 42 (3.57%) Adobe
5 42 (3.57%) Murex
6 41 (3.49%) Sybase
7 40 (3.40%) Red Hat
8 25 (2.13%) MarketAxess
8 25 (2.13%) Microsoft
8 25 (2.13%) eSpeed
9 18 (1.53%) Bloomberg
10 15 (1.28%) Informatica
11 14 (1.19%) JBoss
12 12 (1.02%) Charles River
13 10 (0.85%) Tradeweb
14 9 (0.77%) Calypso
15 8 (0.68%) SAP
15 8 (0.68%) IBM
15 8 (0.68%) Fiserv
London
Montash
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Client Server
Rate: £500 - £550 p/day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
CLIENT SERVER
Rate: £500 - £550 p/day
Posted: 2 days ago
City of London
Huxley Associates
Rate: £550 - £650 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £500 - £600 per day + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
City of London
Huxley Associates
Rate: £500 - £585 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City of London
Huxley Associates
Rate: £500 - £585 per day + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £550 - £700 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £750 - £850 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £500 - £700 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £550 - £700 per day + Excellent & Neg
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £550 - £700 per day + Excellent & Neg
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £700.00 - £750.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Cititec
Rate: £400 - 500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
iKonnect
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Docklands
iKonnect
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £650 per day
Posted: 4 days ago