The first 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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Foreign Exchange (FX) over the 3 months to 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Foreign Exchange (FX)
Rank 186 105 122
Rank change year-on-year
-81 +17
Contract jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) 615 941 893
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.13% 1.84% 1.54%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.46% 6.98% 6.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 482 743 683
Average daily rate
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£625 £550 £575
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% -4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £428 £417 £425
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £675 £700
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £450 £413
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 8 5
Average hourly rate £19.00 £39.51 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-51.90% +75.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £49.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
- +96.00%
Miscellaneous Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
13781 13476 14294
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 25.23% 26.35% 24.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 8358 8132 8184
Average daily rate £413 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £235 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 563 611 781
Average hourly rate £20.50 £22.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.81% -12.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.42 £11.97
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £20.50 £25.73
% change year-on-year
+2.43% -20.32%

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within 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 29 July 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) within the UK over the 3 months to 29 July 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
England -67 583 £625 +13.63% 172
London -26 571 £625 +13.63% 160
City of London -22 190 £650 +18.18% 81
Scotland -52 28 £375 -14.28% 4
Glasgow -5 24 £375 -25.00% 2
South East -6 6 £356 -27.07% 6
Docklands, London +12 5 £625 +31.57%
South West -37 2 £290 - 2
Surrey -2 1 £300 -38.46% 1
Canary Wharf -2 1 £500 -28.57%
Stirling -9 1 £350 -12.50%
Edinburgh -21 1 - - 1
Dorset - 1 £290 - 2
Hampshire - 1 £411 -
County Londonderry - 1 £700 -
Bournemouth - 1 £290 - 2
Bristol - 1 - -
Portsmouth - 1 £411 -
Northern Ireland - 1 £700 -
East of England - - - -
Burgess Hill - - - -
Coventry - - - -
Brentford - - - -
Guildford - - - -
Henley-on-Thames - - - -
Hounslow - - - -
Liverpool - - - -
Luton - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Nottingham - - - - 3

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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).

1 542 (42.95%) Front Office
2 530 (42.00%) Banking
3 444 (35.18%) Java
4 391 (30.98%) Finance
5 390 (30.90%) SQL
6 324 (25.67%) Derivative
7 320 (25.36%) Investment Banking
8 272 (21.55%) Low Latency
9 237 (18.78%) Multithreading
10 229 (18.15%) Fixed Income
11 228 (18.07%) C#
12 201 (15.93%) Oracle
13 194 (15.37%) Linux
14 193 (15.29%) C++
15 182 (14.42%) Risk Management
16 175 (13.87%) UNIX
17 157 (12.44%) Equities
18 156 (12.36%) E-Commerce
19 144 (11.41%) Python
20 119 (9.43%) .NET
21 115 (9.11%) OO
22 109 (8.64%) Perl
22 109 (8.64%) 29West
23 108 (8.56%) Windows
24 106 (8.40%) Back Office
25 102 (8.08%) XML
26 100 (7.92%) Electronic Trading
27 96 (7.61%) Algorithmic Trading
27 96 (7.61%) HTML
28 88 (6.97%) JavaScript

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 55 (4.36%) Oracle Coherence
2 29 (2.30%) WebSphere
3 27 (2.14%) WebLogic
4 17 (1.35%) Confluence
5 14 (1.11%) TIBCO EMS
5 14 (1.11%) Tomcat
6 12 (0.95%) IIS
7 10 (0.79%) Apache
8 5 (0.40%) MQSeries
9 3 (0.24%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 3 (0.24%) WebSphere Application Server
9 3 (0.24%) GemFire
10 2 (0.16%) Oracle Workflow
10 2 (0.16%) CICS
10 2 (0.16%) BizTalk Server
10 2 (0.16%) SharePoint
11 1 (0.079%) SAS
11 1 (0.079%) CMS
11 1 (0.079%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 23 (1.82%) MS Excel
2 17 (1.35%) MS Office
3 13 (1.03%) Spreadsheet
4 8 (0.63%) MS PowerPoint
5 6 (0.48%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.32%) MS Project
7 3 (0.24%) Adobe Illustrator
8 2 (0.16%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.079%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 51 (4.04%) RMDS
2 10 (0.79%) Murex MxG2000
3 9 (0.71%) Markit EDM
4 8 (0.63%) Summit
5 5 (0.40%) Salerio
6 3 (0.24%) Advent Geneva
7 2 (0.16%) Hyperion Planning
7 2 (0.16%) PeopleSoft Financials
7 2 (0.16%) Temenos T24
7 2 (0.16%) SAP R/3
7 2 (0.16%) Oracle Cash Management
7 2 (0.16%) Bloomberg TOMS
8 1 (0.079%) Oracle BPM
8 1 (0.079%) Endur
8 1 (0.079%) Findur
8 1 (0.079%) SAP MDM
8 1 (0.079%) LatentZero
8 1 (0.079%) Front Arena
8 1 (0.079%) Cognos TM1
8 1 (0.079%) SimCorp Dimension
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.16%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (0.16%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 37 (2.93%) Firewall
2 29 (2.30%) Multicast
3 22 (1.74%) TCP/IP
4 15 (1.19%) DNS
5 11 (0.87%) HTTP
5 11 (0.87%) Internet
6 8 (0.63%) DSL
7 6 (0.48%) Intranet
7 6 (0.48%) LAN
7 6 (0.48%) WAN
8 5 (0.40%) NetScaler
9 4 (0.32%) NAS
9 4 (0.32%) FCoE
9 4 (0.32%) Fibre Channel
9 4 (0.32%) SAN
10 2 (0.16%) Network Security
10 2 (0.16%) Cisco ASA
11 1 (0.079%) SWIFTNet
11 1 (0.079%) iSCSI
11 1 (0.079%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 69 (5.47%) Relational Database
2 62 (4.91%) SQL Server
3 50 (3.96%) KDB
4 36 (2.85%) Oracle Database
5 31 (2.46%) Data Warehouse
6 17 (1.35%) Hazelcast
7 15 (1.19%) Big Data
8 14 (1.11%) Oracle Reports
9 13 (1.03%) Data Mart
9 13 (1.03%) Oracle Database 11g
10 12 (0.95%) Data Mining
11 11 (0.87%) Oracle Database 10g
12 8 (0.63%) SAP BI
13 6 (0.48%) SQL Server 2008
13 6 (0.48%) RDBMS
13 6 (0.48%) MS Access
13 6 (0.48%) DB2
13 6 (0.48%) OLAP
14 5 (0.40%) Crystal Reports
14 5 (0.40%) IBM InfoSphere
Development Applications
1 43 (3.41%) JIRA
2 33 (2.61%) TeamCity
3 26 (2.06%) Grunt
4 25 (1.98%) Bower
4 25 (1.98%) WebDriver
5 19 (1.51%) Git (software)
6 18 (1.43%) Maven
7 17 (1.35%) Selenium
8 15 (1.19%) NUnit
9 14 (1.11%) Subversion
10 13 (1.03%) JUnit
11 12 (0.95%) Jenkins
12 9 (0.71%) FitNesse
13 8 (0.63%) Ant
14 7 (0.55%) QuickTest Pro
14 7 (0.55%) Cucumber
15 6 (0.48%) MSBuild
16 5 (0.40%) Zephyr
16 5 (0.40%) LoadRunner
16 5 (0.40%) Visual Studio
General
1 542 (42.95%) Front Office
2 530 (42.00%) Banking
3 391 (30.98%) Finance
4 320 (25.36%) Investment Banking
5 106 (8.40%) Back Office
6 22 (1.74%) Financial Institution
7 14 (1.11%) Telecoms
7 14 (1.11%) Retail
8 12 (0.95%) Legal
8 12 (0.95%) Games
8 12 (0.95%) Marketing
9 8 (0.63%) General Ledger
10 6 (0.48%) Advertising
10 6 (0.48%) Publishing
11 4 (0.32%) Retail Banking
11 4 (0.32%) Corporate Banking
12 2 (0.16%) International Banking
12 2 (0.16%) Billing
13 1 (0.079%) Wholesale Banking
13 1 (0.079%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 599 (47.46%) Developer
2 283 (22.42%) Analyst
3 218 (17.27%) Java Developer
4 193 (15.29%) Business Analyst
5 116 (9.19%) C# Developer
6 96 (7.61%) C++ Developer
7 78 (6.18%) Project Manager
8 72 (5.71%) Senior Developer
9 61 (4.83%) Applications Support
10 39 (3.09%) Architect
11 38 (3.01%) Web Developer
12 33 (2.61%) Python Developer
13 31 (2.46%) Development Manager
14 30 (2.38%) Support Analyst
15 27 (2.14%) Senior Java Developer
16 26 (2.06%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
17 25 (1.98%) Quantitative Developer
18 24 (1.90%) Applications Support Analyst
18 24 (1.90%) .NET Developer
18 24 (1.90%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 119 (9.43%) .NET
2 102 (8.08%) XML
3 96 (7.61%) HTML
4 78 (6.18%) HTML5
5 67 (5.31%) FIX Protocol
6 55 (4.36%) CSS
7 54 (4.28%) WPF
8 52 (4.12%) Rendezvous
9 47 (3.72%) JMS
10 43 (3.41%) WCF
11 38 (3.01%) Middleware
11 38 (3.01%) Spring
12 37 (2.93%) Apache Flex
12 37 (2.93%) Boost C++ Libraries
12 37 (2.93%) AngularJS
13 34 (2.69%) XSLT
14 29 (2.30%) STL
15 27 (2.14%) Swing
16 24 (1.90%) Hibernate
17 23 (1.82%) Java SE
Miscellaneous
1 324 (25.67%) Derivative
2 229 (18.15%) Fixed Income
3 157 (12.44%) Equities
4 58 (4.60%) Computer Science
5 52 (4.12%) Equity Derivative
6 39 (3.09%) Credit Risk
7 36 (2.85%) Credit Derivative
8 29 (2.30%) Market Risk
9 27 (2.14%) Reference Data
10 23 (1.82%) Interest Rate Derivative
11 19 (1.51%) RIA
12 16 (1.27%) Mathematics
12 16 (1.27%) Management Information System
12 16 (1.27%) Hedge funds
12 16 (1.27%) TWAP
12 16 (1.27%) VWAP
13 11 (0.87%) SWIFT
14 10 (0.79%) Grid Computing
15 9 (0.71%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
16 7 (0.55%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 194 (15.37%) Linux
2 175 (13.87%) UNIX
3 108 (8.56%) Windows
4 42 (3.33%) Solaris
5 34 (2.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 19 (1.51%) Windows XP
7 12 (0.95%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (0.48%) Windows 7
9 3 (0.24%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (0.16%) VMS
11 1 (0.079%) AIX
11 1 (0.079%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.079%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 272 (21.55%) Low Latency
2 237 (18.78%) Multithreading
3 182 (14.42%) Risk Management
4 156 (12.36%) E-Commerce
5 115 (9.11%) OO
6 100 (7.92%) Electronic Trading
7 96 (7.61%) Algorithmic Trading
8 85 (6.74%) Business Analysis
9 83 (6.58%) Project Management
10 80 (6.34%) Agile Software Development
11 74 (5.86%) Analytics
12 60 (4.75%) User Acceptance Testing
13 57 (4.52%) TDD
14 54 (4.28%) Change Management
15 46 (3.65%) Stakeholder Management
16 45 (3.57%) Scrum
16 45 (3.57%) Software Engineering
17 44 (3.49%) Workflow
17 44 (3.49%) Data Modelling
18 34 (2.69%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 444 (35.18%) Java
2 390 (30.90%) SQL
3 228 (18.07%) C#
4 193 (15.29%) C++
5 144 (11.41%) Python
6 109 (8.64%) Perl
7 88 (6.97%) JavaScript
8 25 (1.98%) Shell Script
9 21 (1.66%) C
10 18 (1.43%) Scala
11 17 (1.35%) PL/SQL
12 14 (1.11%) VBA
13 9 (0.71%) C-shell
13 9 (0.71%) AWK
14 7 (0.55%) VB.NET
15 5 (0.40%) Clojure
16 4 (0.32%) Bash Shell
16 4 (0.32%) Haskell
17 3 (0.24%) R
17 3 (0.24%) Ada
Qualifications
1 86 (6.81%) Degree
2 11 (0.87%) PhD
3 10 (0.79%) ISEB
4 8 (0.63%) PMI Certification
5 5 (0.40%) SC Cleared
5 5 (0.40%) Security Cleared
5 5 (0.40%) ISTQB
6 4 (0.32%) PMP
6 4 (0.32%) IIBA
7 3 (0.24%) CIMA
7 3 (0.24%) MBA
8 2 (0.16%) ACCA
8 2 (0.16%) CISM
8 2 (0.16%) HNC
8 2 (0.16%) HND
8 2 (0.16%) CISSP
8 2 (0.16%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.079%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (0.079%) CBAP
9 1 (0.079%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 59 (4.68%) EMIR
2 50 (3.96%) Dodd-Frank
3 42 (3.33%) QA
4 9 (0.71%) Basel II
5 7 (0.55%) MiFID
5 7 (0.55%) Data Quality
6 4 (0.32%) CRD IV
6 4 (0.32%) Basel III
6 4 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (0.24%) SLA
7 3 (0.24%) AIFMD
8 2 (0.16%) COREP
8 2 (0.16%) ISO 9000
9 1 (0.079%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.079%) GAAP
9 1 (0.079%) FINREP
9 1 (0.079%) FATCA
System Software
1 9 (0.71%) Oracle RAC
2 6 (0.48%) Active Directory
3 4 (0.32%) SRDF
3 4 (0.32%) NFS
4 1 (0.079%) KVM
4 1 (0.079%) Squid
4 1 (0.079%) Xen
4 1 (0.079%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.079%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 26 (2.06%) ITRS Geneos
2 12 (0.95%) HP Quality Center
3 9 (0.71%) Tivoli
4 6 (0.48%) Nagios
5 5 (0.40%) BMC PATROL
6 3 (0.24%) Puppet
6 3 (0.24%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (0.16%) WMI
7 2 (0.16%) Salt
8 1 (0.079%) ServiceCenter
8 1 (0.079%) Control-M
8 1 (0.079%) CA LISA
Vendors
1 201 (15.93%) Oracle
2 109 (8.64%) 29West
3 72 (5.71%) TIBCO
4 43 (3.41%) Sybase
5 42 (3.33%) Murex
6 39 (3.09%) Reuters
7 35 (2.77%) Adobe
8 34 (2.69%) Microsoft
8 34 (2.69%) Red Hat
9 20 (1.58%) eSpeed
9 20 (1.58%) MarketAxess
10 19 (1.51%) IBM
11 17 (1.35%) SAP
12 14 (1.11%) JBoss
12 14 (1.11%) Charles River
13 13 (1.03%) Bloomberg
13 13 (1.03%) Informatica
13 13 (1.03%) DataSynapse
14 12 (0.95%) Calypso
15 9 (0.71%) CA
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