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 28 February 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
28 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Foreign Exchange (FX)
England / London
Rank 94 74 83
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +9
Contract jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) 505 626 530
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 2.60% 2.96% 2.53%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 7.54% 8.68% 7.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 389 505 443
Median daily rate £600 £600 £600
90% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £435
10% offered a daily rate of more than £725 £713 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £451 £400 £458
% change year-on-year
+12.81% -12.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
Median hourly rate £60.00 £22.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+166.66% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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
6699 7214 7339
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 34.44% 34.10% 35.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 4638 5065 5086
Median daily rate £500 £475 £460
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +3.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £290 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 122 114 135
Median hourly rate £27.50 £19.99 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.56% -0.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £13.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £66.00 £35.36 £38.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £24.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-27.08% +33.33%

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 28 February 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 28 February 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 -26 101 £600 - 26
Croydon - 4 - -
Docklands, London 0 3 £475 -
Canary Wharf -2 3 £613 +70.13%
Brentford - 1 £550 - 1
Kingston Upon Thames - 1 - -
Foreign Exchange (FX)
England

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

For the 6 months to 28 February 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).

1 453 (45.35%) Finance
2 443 (44.34%) Banking
3 380 (38.04%) Front Office
4 304 (30.43%) Java
5 276 (27.63%) Agile Software Development
6 253 (25.33%) SQL
7 232 (23.22%) Investment Banking
8 231 (23.12%) Derivative
9 211 (21.12%) C++
9 211 (21.12%) Equities
10 209 (20.92%) Low Latency
11 201 (20.12%) Electronic Trading
11 201 (20.12%) Fixed Income
12 198 (19.82%) Multithreading
13 175 (17.52%) Unix
14 152 (15.22%) C#
15 139 (13.91%) Linux
16 131 (13.11%) Degree
17 122 (12.21%) HTML
18 119 (11.91%) JavaScript
19 114 (11.41%) Risk Management
20 102 (10.21%) Analytical Skills
21 97 (9.71%) MiFID
22 96 (9.61%) Oracle
23 92 (9.21%) HTML5
24 83 (8.31%) AngularJS
25 81 (8.11%) Algorithmic Trading
26 79 (7.91%) .NET
26 79 (7.91%) Scrum
27 77 (7.71%) Python

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 32 (3.20%) Apache Spark
2 12 (1.20%) Apache Pig
2 12 (1.20%) Oracle Coherence
3 11 (1.10%) Tomcat
4 10 (1.00%) Confluence
5 9 (0.90%) IIS
5 9 (0.90%) WebLogic
5 9 (0.90%) WebSphere
6 8 (0.80%) CMS
7 6 (0.60%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 6 (0.60%) DataSynapse
7 6 (0.60%) Mule
8 4 (0.40%) Apache
8 4 (0.40%) IBM HTTP Server
8 4 (0.40%) MQSeries
8 4 (0.40%) Oracle Workflow
8 4 (0.40%) SharePoint
9 3 (0.30%) Elasticsearch
10 2 (0.20%) Jetty
10 2 (0.20%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 25 (2.50%) Spreadsheet
2 20 (2.00%) MS Excel
3 9 (0.90%) MS Visio
4 7 (0.70%) MS Project
4 7 (0.70%) Photoshop
5 5 (0.50%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (0.30%) MS Office
7 2 (0.20%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (0.20%) LaTeX
8 1 (0.10%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 22 (2.20%) Summit
2 15 (1.50%) ION MarketView
3 10 (1.00%) RMDS
3 10 (1.00%) thinkFolio
4 5 (0.50%) Orchestrade
5 4 (0.40%) Payment Gateway
6 3 (0.30%) Murex MxG2000
7 2 (0.20%) Global One
7 2 (0.20%) Minerva
7 2 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 2 (0.20%) Sentinel
7 2 (0.20%) Tesseract
8 1 (0.10%) BondVision
8 1 (0.10%) Endur
8 1 (0.10%) Oracle Cash Management
8 1 (0.10%) SAP CO
8 1 (0.10%) SAP FI
8 1 (0.10%) SAP FI/CO
8 1 (0.10%) SimCorp Dimension
8 1 (0.10%) SunGard GMI
Cloud Services
1 5 (0.50%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (0.20%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.20%) GitHub
3 1 (0.10%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 23 (2.30%) TCP/IP
2 17 (1.70%) Firewall
3 7 (0.70%) MPLS
3 7 (0.70%) WAN
4 6 (0.60%) DSL
5 4 (0.40%) Ethernet
5 4 (0.40%) FTP
5 4 (0.40%) Internet
5 4 (0.40%) LAN
5 4 (0.40%) Multicast
5 4 (0.40%) SAN
6 3 (0.30%) IPsec
6 3 (0.30%) VPN
7 2 (0.20%) DNS
8 1 (0.10%) DHCP
8 1 (0.10%) Fibre Channel
8 1 (0.10%) IGMP
8 1 (0.10%) InfiniBand
8 1 (0.10%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 69 (6.91%) SQL Server
2 56 (5.61%) Big Data
3 39 (3.90%) KDB
4 38 (3.80%) Relational Database
5 33 (3.30%) Hadoop
6 28 (2.80%) Data Warehouse
7 25 (2.50%) NoSQL
8 20 (2.00%) MongoDB
9 19 (1.90%) Kdb+
10 17 (1.70%) PowerCenter
11 13 (1.30%) HBase
11 13 (1.30%) Redis
11 13 (1.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 13 (1.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 12 (1.20%) Apache Cassandra
12 12 (1.20%) Data Lake
12 12 (1.20%) Data Mart
13 10 (1.00%) Apache Hive
14 9 (0.90%) SQL Server 2008
15 8 (0.80%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 54 (5.41%) Maven
2 51 (5.11%) JIRA
3 36 (3.60%) Mockito
4 34 (3.40%) Git (software)
5 33 (3.30%) Jenkins
5 33 (3.30%) JUnit
6 26 (2.60%) Gradle
7 25 (2.50%) TeamCity
8 18 (1.80%) Selenium
9 17 (1.70%) NUnit
9 17 (1.70%) Subversion
10 15 (1.50%) Cucumber
10 15 (1.50%) Spock
11 12 (1.20%) Team Foundation Server
12 7 (0.70%) EasyMock
12 7 (0.70%) Grunt
12 7 (0.70%) gulp
13 6 (0.60%) SoapUI
13 6 (0.60%) TortoiseSVN
13 6 (0.60%) webpack
General
1 453 (45.35%) Finance
2 443 (44.34%) Banking
3 380 (38.04%) Front Office
4 232 (23.22%) Investment Banking
5 47 (4.70%) Back Office
6 37 (3.70%) Financial Institution
7 27 (2.70%) Legal
8 14 (1.40%) Prime Brokerage
8 14 (1.40%) Retail
9 11 (1.10%) Marketing
10 7 (0.70%) Publishing
11 6 (0.60%) General Ledger
12 5 (0.50%) Corporate Banking
13 4 (0.40%) Aerospace
13 4 (0.40%) Automotive
13 4 (0.40%) German Language
13 4 (0.40%) Retail Banking
13 4 (0.40%) Wholesale Banking
14 3 (0.30%) Billing
14 3 (0.30%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 532 (53.25%) Developer
2 265 (26.53%) Analyst
3 191 (19.12%) Java Developer
4 176 (17.62%) Business Analyst
5 118 (11.81%) C++ Developer
6 77 (7.71%) C# Developer
7 72 (7.21%) Electronic Trading Developer
8 67 (6.71%) Senior Developer
9 50 (5.01%) FX Business Analyst
10 49 (4.90%) Senior Java Developer
11 47 (4.70%) JavaScript Developer
12 44 (4.40%) Project Manager
13 37 (3.70%) Low Latency C++ Developer
14 36 (3.60%) Front Office Developer
14 36 (3.60%) MiFID Business Analyst
15 33 (3.30%) Electronic Trading C++ Developer
15 33 (3.30%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
15 33 (3.30%) Support Analyst
16 32 (3.20%) Quantitative Developer
17 31 (3.10%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 122 (12.21%) HTML
2 92 (9.21%) HTML5
3 83 (8.31%) AngularJS
4 79 (7.91%) .NET
5 66 (6.61%) XML
6 63 (6.31%) FIX Protocol
7 57 (5.71%) Spring
8 54 (5.41%) CSS
8 54 (5.41%) Middleware
9 52 (5.21%) WPF
10 49 (4.90%) JMS
11 47 (4.70%) STL
12 46 (4.60%) Boost C++ Libraries
13 39 (3.90%) REST
14 36 (3.60%) Web Services
15 32 (3.20%) jQuery
16 31 (3.10%) CSS3
17 30 (3.00%) Node.js
17 30 (3.00%) React
17 30 (3.00%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 231 (23.12%) Derivative
2 211 (21.12%) Equities
3 201 (20.12%) Fixed Income
4 102 (10.21%) Analytical Skills
5 49 (4.90%) Algorithms
6 46 (4.60%) Fintech
7 44 (4.40%) Computer Science
8 43 (4.30%) User Experience
9 38 (3.80%) Market Risk
10 26 (2.60%) Virtual Team
11 25 (2.50%) OTC Derivatives
11 25 (2.50%) Reference Data
12 19 (1.90%) Equity Derivative
13 18 (1.80%) Credit Derivative
14 17 (1.70%) Data Structures
15 16 (1.60%) N-Tier
16 15 (1.50%) Credit Risk
16 15 (1.50%) Hedge funds
16 15 (1.50%) Interest Rate Derivative
17 14 (1.40%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 175 (17.52%) Unix
2 139 (13.91%) Linux
3 48 (4.80%) Windows
4 14 (1.40%) Windows Server
5 11 (1.10%) Solaris
6 5 (0.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.20%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.20%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.10%) AIX
8 1 (0.10%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.10%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 276 (27.63%) Agile Software Development
2 209 (20.92%) Low Latency
3 201 (20.12%) Electronic Trading
4 198 (19.82%) Multithreading
5 114 (11.41%) Risk Management
6 81 (8.11%) Algorithmic Trading
7 79 (7.91%) Scrum
8 75 (7.51%) OO
9 71 (7.11%) Business Analysis
10 68 (6.81%) Stakeholder Management
11 66 (6.61%) TDD
12 65 (6.51%) Analytics
13 64 (6.41%) Project Management
14 63 (6.31%) SDLC
15 57 (5.71%) Mathematics
16 49 (4.90%) Multithreaded Programming
17 47 (4.70%) E-Commerce
18 44 (4.40%) BDD
18 44 (4.40%) High Availability
19 43 (4.30%) Concurrent Programming
Programming Languages
1 304 (30.43%) Java
2 253 (25.33%) SQL
3 211 (21.12%) C++
4 152 (15.22%) C#
5 119 (11.91%) JavaScript
6 77 (7.71%) Python
7 52 (5.21%) Shell Script
8 33 (3.30%) C
9 31 (3.10%) Perl
10 26 (2.60%) Scala
11 23 (2.30%) VBA
12 21 (2.10%) Korn
13 18 (1.80%) Bash Shell
14 17 (1.70%) ES6
15 16 (1.60%) PL/SQL
16 12 (1.20%) XPath
17 10 (1.00%) Haskell
17 10 (1.00%) MATLAB
17 10 (1.00%) T-SQL
18 9 (0.90%) R
Qualifications
1 131 (13.11%) Degree
2 23 (2.30%) PhD
3 12 (1.20%) ISEB
4 10 (1.00%) CFA
5 6 (0.60%) PMP
6 5 (0.50%) ISEB Practitioner
6 5 (0.50%) PMI Certification
7 4 (0.40%) MBA
8 3 (0.30%) ISTQB
9 2 (0.20%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 1 (0.10%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (0.10%) IIBA
10 1 (0.10%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (0.10%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 97 (9.71%) MiFID
2 44 (4.40%) QA
3 19 (1.90%) EMIR
4 14 (1.40%) Dodd-Frank
4 14 (1.40%) FATCA
5 8 (0.80%) SLA
6 6 (0.60%) PMO
7 5 (0.50%) Data Quality
7 5 (0.50%) IFRS
7 5 (0.50%) SEPA
8 3 (0.30%) GAAP
8 3 (0.30%) SDET
9 2 (0.20%) Basel II
9 2 (0.20%) Basel III
10 1 (0.10%) IAS 39
10 1 (0.10%) IFRS 9
10 1 (0.10%) Solvency II
System Software
1 18 (1.80%) HDFS
2 10 (1.00%) Docker
3 9 (0.90%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (0.70%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 2 (0.20%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.10%) Active Directory
6 1 (0.10%) Apache Flume
6 1 (0.10%) NFS
6 1 (0.10%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 13 (1.30%) Ansible
1 13 (1.30%) HP Quality Center
2 11 (1.10%) Control-M
3 10 (1.00%) Puppet
4 6 (0.60%) Hadoop YARN
5 5 (0.50%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (0.40%) ITRS Geneos
7 1 (0.10%) Ambari
7 1 (0.10%) BMC PATROL
7 1 (0.10%) Kubernetes
7 1 (0.10%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.10%) Oozie
7 1 (0.10%) Perfmon
7 1 (0.10%) Thomson Reuters DACS
Vendors
1 96 (9.61%) Oracle
2 68 (6.81%) Murex
3 43 (4.30%) Sybase
4 39 (3.90%) Solace
5 37 (3.70%) TIBCO
6 31 (3.10%) Reuters
7 30 (3.00%) Bloomberg
8 24 (2.40%) ION Trading
9 19 (1.90%) Microsoft
10 16 (1.60%) Microgen
11 13 (1.30%) HP
12 11 (1.10%) Cognizant
12 11 (1.10%) MuleSoft
13 10 (1.00%) Adobe
13 10 (1.00%) Calypso
13 10 (1.00%) Hortonworks
13 10 (1.00%) VMware
14 9 (0.90%) Fidessa
15 8 (0.80%) Cisco
15 8 (0.80%) IBM
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
FDM Group
Posted: Yesterday
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £800 - £1000 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
City, London
Hatstand Limited
Rate: £500 - £650 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £500.00 - £680 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Haysfm
Rate: £500.00 - £650.00 per day
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London
X4 Group
Rate: Market related
Posted: 4 days ago
London
X4 Group
Rate: £400 - 475 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £600 - £800 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Montash
Rate: £600 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Hatstand Limited
Rate: £500 - £650 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £500 - £700 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
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City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
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Rate: £500 - £600 per day
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