The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Foreign Exchange (FX) in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Foreign Exchange (FX) over the 3 months to 18 January 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
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Foreign Exchange (FX)
UK
Rank 214 215 218
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +3
Contract jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) 514 575 498
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.15% 1.13% 1.00%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.52% 3.43% 3.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 386 410 409
Median daily rate £600 £600 £575
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £414
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £700 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £433 £388 £390
% change year-on-year
+11.61% -0.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Median hourly rate - - £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £11.38

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Miscellaneous Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
14619 16773 15757
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 32.60% 32.98% 31.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 9338 10626 9901
Median daily rate £445 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.70% +2.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £620 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 548 704 641
Median hourly rate £21.00 £21.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.32% +22.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-11.62% +22.85%

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs 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 the UK

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) within the UK.

Foreign Exchange (FX) Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) within the UK over the 3 months to 18 January 2017.

Foreign Exchange (FX) Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) within the UK.

Foreign Exchange (FX) Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Top 30 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 18 January 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
England 0 511 £600 - 113
London -2 496 £600 - 88
City of London -1 122 £600 - 29
Docklands, London +5 6 £550 +15.78%
Canary Wharf - 5 £550 -
North West +18 4 £495 -17.50%
South East +12 3 £463 +23.33%
Cambridgeshire - 3 - -
Belfast - 3 £360 -
County Antrim - 3 £360 -
Northern Ireland - 3 £360 -
East of England - 3 - - 21
South West - 2 £488 - 2
Manchester +15 1 £275 -
Milton Keynes +7 1 - -
Buckinghamshire +5 1 - -
Berkshire 0 1 £275 -26.66%
West Midlands -2 1 £490 - 1
Merseyside - 1 £550 -
East Midlands - 1 £325 -
Somerset - 1 £550 -
Northamptonshire - 1 £325 -
Cheshire - 1 £585 -
Street - 1 £550 -
Reading - 1 £275 -
Northampton - 1 £325 -
Liverpool - 1 £550 -
Kingston Upon Thames - 1 - -
Feltham - 1 £490 -
Coventry - 1 £490 -

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 January 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 with a requirement for Foreign Exchange (FX).

1 449 (45.54%) Finance
2 421 (42.70%) Banking
3 353 (35.80%) Front Office
4 277 (28.09%) Java
5 270 (27.38%) Agile Software Development
6 223 (22.62%) SQL
7 216 (21.91%) Investment Banking
8 204 (20.69%) Fixed Income
9 198 (20.08%) Derivative
10 191 (19.37%) Low Latency
11 184 (18.66%) Equities
12 180 (18.26%) Electronic Trading
13 167 (16.94%) Multithreading
14 162 (16.43%) C++
15 156 (15.82%) Unix
16 131 (13.29%) Linux
17 126 (12.78%) C#
18 113 (11.46%) HTML
19 112 (11.36%) JavaScript
20 111 (11.26%) Risk Management
21 101 (10.24%) Degree
22 97 (9.84%) Oracle
23 96 (9.74%) Analytical Skills
24 87 (8.82%) Algorithmic Trading
25 84 (8.52%) HTML5
25 84 (8.52%) AngularJS
26 79 (8.01%) SQL Server
27 78 (7.91%) Business Analysis
28 75 (7.61%) MiFID
29 74 (7.51%) Python

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Top Related IT Skills 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 31 (3.14%) Apache Spark
2 18 (1.83%) IIS
3 13 (1.32%) Confluence
4 11 (1.12%) Apache Pig
4 11 (1.12%) WebSphere
5 9 (0.91%) Tomcat
6 8 (0.81%) Oracle Coherence
7 5 (0.51%) Oracle Workflow
8 4 (0.41%) Apache
8 4 (0.41%) IBM HTTP Server
8 4 (0.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 3 (0.30%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 3 (0.30%) Mule
9 3 (0.30%) WebLogic
9 3 (0.30%) WebSphere Application Server
10 2 (0.20%) BizTalk Server
10 2 (0.20%) CMS
10 2 (0.20%) Jetty
10 2 (0.20%) SharePoint
11 1 (0.10%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 23 (2.33%) MS Excel
2 18 (1.83%) Spreadsheet
3 8 (0.81%) Photoshop
4 7 (0.71%) MS PowerPoint
5 6 (0.61%) MS Office
5 6 (0.61%) MS Project
5 6 (0.61%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.30%) LaTeX
7 2 (0.20%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.10%) Mathematica
8 1 (0.10%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 17 (1.72%) Summit
2 16 (1.62%) RMDS
3 15 (1.52%) SAP FI
4 10 (1.01%) ION MarketView
5 9 (0.91%) thinkFolio
6 7 (0.71%) SAP CO
7 5 (0.51%) SAP FI/CO
8 4 (0.41%) Findur
8 4 (0.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 2 (0.20%) Global One
9 2 (0.20%) Markit EDM
9 2 (0.20%) Minerva
9 2 (0.20%) Orchestrade
9 2 (0.20%) Sentinel
9 2 (0.20%) SimCorp Dimension
9 2 (0.20%) SunGard GMI
9 2 (0.20%) Tesseract
10 1 (0.10%) Oracle Cash Management
10 1 (0.10%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
10 1 (0.10%) SAP FSCM
Cloud Services
1 6 (0.61%) Cloud Computing
2 4 (0.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.30%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.10%) GitHub
4 1 (0.10%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 30 (3.04%) TCP/IP
2 19 (1.93%) Firewall
3 8 (0.81%) WAN
4 7 (0.71%) SAN
5 6 (0.61%) DSL
5 6 (0.61%) LAN
6 5 (0.51%) Internet
6 5 (0.51%) Multicast
7 4 (0.41%) Ethernet
8 3 (0.30%) FTP
8 3 (0.30%) IPsec
8 3 (0.30%) MPLS
8 3 (0.30%) VPN
9 2 (0.20%) DNS
10 1 (0.10%) CTI
10 1 (0.10%) DHCP
10 1 (0.10%) IGMP
10 1 (0.10%) InfiniBand
10 1 (0.10%) SSH
10 1 (0.10%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 79 (8.01%) SQL Server
2 50 (5.07%) Big Data
3 39 (3.96%) Relational Database
4 31 (3.14%) Data Warehouse
5 30 (3.04%) KDB
6 29 (2.94%) Hadoop
7 17 (1.72%) PowerCenter
8 16 (1.62%) Apache Cassandra
9 15 (1.52%) Kdb+
9 15 (1.52%) MongoDB
9 15 (1.52%) NoSQL
9 15 (1.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 15 (1.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 13 (1.32%) Data Lake
11 12 (1.22%) HBase
11 12 (1.22%) SQL Server 2008
12 11 (1.12%) Data Mart
13 9 (0.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 8 (0.81%) SQL Server 2012
15 7 (0.71%) Redis
Development Applications
1 52 (5.27%) Maven
2 49 (4.97%) JIRA
3 38 (3.85%) JUnit
4 29 (2.94%) Git (software)
4 29 (2.94%) Jenkins
5 28 (2.84%) Gradle
6 25 (2.54%) Mockito
7 23 (2.33%) TeamCity
8 22 (2.23%) Subversion
9 21 (2.13%) Selenium
10 19 (1.93%) Cucumber
11 14 (1.42%) Team Foundation Server
12 12 (1.22%) SoapUI
12 12 (1.22%) Spock
13 10 (1.01%) NUnit
14 9 (0.91%) Hudson
15 8 (0.81%) JMeter
16 7 (0.71%) Ant
16 7 (0.71%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 6 (0.61%) jMock
General
1 449 (45.54%) Finance
2 421 (42.70%) Banking
3 353 (35.80%) Front Office
4 216 (21.91%) Investment Banking
5 61 (6.19%) Back Office
6 39 (3.96%) Financial Institution
7 25 (2.54%) Legal
8 17 (1.72%) Retail
9 9 (0.91%) Prime Brokerage
10 7 (0.71%) Marketing
10 7 (0.71%) Publishing
11 6 (0.61%) Corporate Banking
12 5 (0.51%) General Ledger
12 5 (0.51%) Telecoms
13 4 (0.41%) Aerospace
13 4 (0.41%) Automotive
13 4 (0.41%) German Language
13 4 (0.41%) Manufacturing
13 4 (0.41%) Retail Banking
14 3 (0.30%) Billing
Job Titles
1 482 (48.88%) Developer
2 283 (28.70%) Analyst
3 183 (18.56%) Java Developer
4 180 (18.26%) Business Analyst
5 91 (9.23%) C++ Developer
6 83 (8.42%) Senior Developer
7 67 (6.80%) C# Developer
8 61 (6.19%) Senior Java Developer
9 56 (5.68%) FX Business Analyst
10 50 (5.07%) Electronic Trading Developer
11 48 (4.87%) Project Manager
12 44 (4.46%) JavaScript Developer
13 41 (4.16%) Support Analyst
14 35 (3.55%) MiFID Business Analyst
15 34 (3.45%) Front Office Developer
16 32 (3.25%) .NET Developer
16 32 (3.25%) Architect
16 32 (3.25%) Consultant
17 31 (3.14%) Banking Analyst
17 31 (3.14%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 113 (11.46%) HTML
2 84 (8.52%) AngularJS
2 84 (8.52%) HTML5
3 71 (7.20%) .NET
4 63 (6.39%) FIX Protocol
4 63 (6.39%) XML
5 50 (5.07%) Spring
6 48 (4.87%) CSS
7 47 (4.77%) WPF
8 43 (4.36%) JMS
8 43 (4.36%) REST
9 40 (4.06%) STL
9 40 (4.06%) Web Services
10 39 (3.96%) Boost C++ Libraries
11 38 (3.85%) Middleware
12 32 (3.25%) ASP.NET
13 30 (3.04%) jQuery
14 27 (2.74%) CSS3
14 27 (2.74%) SOAP
15 26 (2.64%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 204 (20.69%) Fixed Income
2 198 (20.08%) Derivative
3 184 (18.66%) Equities
4 96 (9.74%) Analytical Skills
5 49 (4.97%) Market Risk
6 47 (4.77%) Algorithms
7 43 (4.36%) Fintech
8 32 (3.25%) User Experience
9 31 (3.14%) Computer Science
10 24 (2.43%) OTC Derivatives
11 22 (2.23%) Data Structures
11 22 (2.23%) Reference Data
11 22 (2.23%) Virtual Team
12 21 (2.13%) Mathematics
13 19 (1.93%) Hedge funds
14 18 (1.83%) N-Tier
15 17 (1.72%) Credit Derivative
16 14 (1.42%) Equity Derivative
16 14 (1.42%) Interest Rate Derivative
16 14 (1.42%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 156 (15.82%) Unix
2 131 (13.29%) Linux
3 58 (5.88%) Windows
4 15 (1.52%) Windows Server
5 13 (1.32%) Solaris
6 6 (0.61%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (0.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (0.51%) 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
1 270 (27.38%) Agile Software Development
2 191 (19.37%) Low Latency
3 180 (18.26%) Electronic Trading
4 167 (16.94%) Multithreading
5 111 (11.26%) Risk Management
6 87 (8.82%) Algorithmic Trading
7 78 (7.91%) Business Analysis
8 74 (7.51%) Stakeholder Management
9 72 (7.30%) Project Management
9 72 (7.30%) TDD
10 69 (7.00%) OO
11 68 (6.90%) Scrum
12 63 (6.39%) Analytics
13 49 (4.97%) E-Commerce
14 45 (4.56%) Concurrent Programming
15 44 (4.46%) BDD
16 43 (4.36%) SDLC
17 41 (4.16%) Continuous Integration
18 39 (3.96%) DevOps
18 39 (3.96%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 277 (28.09%) Java
2 223 (22.62%) SQL
3 162 (16.43%) C++
4 126 (12.78%) C#
5 112 (11.36%) JavaScript
6 74 (7.51%) Python
7 38 (3.85%) Shell Script
8 32 (3.25%) Perl
9 29 (2.94%) Scala
10 23 (2.33%) C
11 19 (1.93%) Bash Shell
12 17 (1.72%) Korn
13 16 (1.62%) VBA
14 14 (1.42%) Haskell
15 12 (1.22%) PL/SQL
16 11 (1.12%) MATLAB
17 10 (1.01%) R
17 10 (1.01%) TypeScript
18 9 (0.91%) PowerShell
18 9 (0.91%) XPath
Qualifications
1 101 (10.24%) Degree
2 21 (2.13%) PhD
3 14 (1.42%) ISEB
4 8 (0.81%) ISTQB
5 7 (0.71%) CFA
6 4 (0.41%) ISEB Practitioner
6 4 (0.41%) PMP
7 2 (0.20%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (0.20%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.10%) ACCA
8 1 (0.10%) CIMA
8 1 (0.10%) MBA
8 1 (0.10%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.10%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 75 (7.61%) MiFID
2 51 (5.17%) QA
3 22 (2.23%) EMIR
4 15 (1.52%) Dodd-Frank
5 11 (1.12%) FATCA
6 8 (0.81%) SLA
7 5 (0.51%) GAAP
7 5 (0.51%) SDET
8 4 (0.41%) SEPA
9 2 (0.20%) Basel II
9 2 (0.20%) Basel III
9 2 (0.20%) Data Quality
9 2 (0.20%) Solvency II
10 1 (0.10%) Disclosure Scotland
10 1 (0.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 12 (1.22%) Docker
2 11 (1.12%) HDFS
3 9 (0.91%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (0.71%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 4 (0.41%) VMware ESX
6 2 (0.20%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.10%) Active Directory
7 1 (0.10%) Apache Flume
7 1 (0.10%) NFS
Systems Management
1 16 (1.62%) Puppet
2 15 (1.52%) Ansible
3 13 (1.32%) Control-M
4 12 (1.22%) HP Quality Center
5 6 (0.61%) Hadoop YARN
5 6 (0.61%) ITRS Geneos
5 6 (0.61%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (0.41%) NetBackup
7 2 (0.20%) Thomson Reuters DACS
8 1 (0.10%) Ambari
8 1 (0.10%) BMC PATROL
8 1 (0.10%) Ganglia
8 1 (0.10%) Kibana
8 1 (0.10%) logstash
8 1 (0.10%) Oozie
8 1 (0.10%) Perfmon
8 1 (0.10%) SCOM
Vendors
1 97 (9.84%) Oracle
2 65 (6.59%) Murex
3 38 (3.85%) Sybase
4 35 (3.55%) TIBCO
5 31 (3.14%) Solace
6 28 (2.84%) SAP
7 26 (2.64%) Reuters
8 20 (2.03%) Bloomberg
8 20 (2.03%) ION Trading
8 20 (2.03%) Microsoft
9 18 (1.83%) HP
10 16 (1.62%) Microgen
11 14 (1.42%) Currenex
11 14 (1.42%) FXall
12 13 (1.32%) Cisco
12 13 (1.32%) MuleSoft
12 13 (1.32%) VMware
13 12 (1.22%) Calypso
14 11 (1.12%) Sun
15 10 (1.01%) Atlassian
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