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 23 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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Foreign Exchange (FX)
Rank 176 105 121
Rank change year-on-year
-71 +16
Contract jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) 614 948 905
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.14% 1.86% 1.56%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.52% 7.01% 6.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 477 748 703
Average daily rate
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£605 £550 £575
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £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 6 6
Average hourly rate £19.00 £26.25 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.62% +16.67%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £13.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
- -48.00%
Miscellaneous Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
13575 13529 14275
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 25.21% 26.54% 24.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 8238 8164 8195
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 546 610 770
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 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £20.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+2.43% -21.15%

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 23 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 23 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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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
England -70 581 £625 +13.63% 167
London -23 572 £625 +13.63% 159
City of London -22 193 £625 +13.63% 77
Scotland -44 29 £375 -11.76% 4
Glasgow +2 24 £375 -25.00% 2
South East -1 6 £356 -24.16% 4
Docklands, London +9 5 £625 +31.57%
Surrey -2 1 £300 -36.00% 1
Canary Wharf -5 1 £500 -23.07%
Stirling -10 1 £350 -12.50%
Edinburgh -25 1 - - 1
South West -32 1 - -
Portsmouth - 1 £411 -
East Sussex - 1 £525 -
Hampshire - 1 £411 -
County Londonderry - 1 £700 -
Bristol - 1 - -
Northern Ireland - 1 £700 -
East of England - - - -
Burgess Hill - - - -
Coventry - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Bournemouth - - - -
Brentford - - - -
Guildford - - - -
Henley-on-Thames - - - -
Hounslow - - - -
Liverpool - - - -
Luton - - - -
Manchester - - - -

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 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).

1 545 (42.68%) Banking
2 543 (42.52%) Front Office
3 450 (35.24%) Java
4 403 (31.56%) SQL
4 403 (31.56%) Finance
5 341 (26.70%) Derivative
6 336 (26.31%) Investment Banking
7 267 (20.91%) Low Latency
8 239 (18.72%) Multithreading
9 231 (18.09%) C#
9 231 (18.09%) Fixed Income
10 213 (16.68%) Oracle
11 198 (15.51%) C++
12 192 (15.04%) Linux
13 182 (14.25%) Risk Management
14 179 (14.02%) UNIX
15 161 (12.61%) Equities
16 157 (12.29%) E-Commerce
17 146 (11.43%) Python
18 120 (9.40%) .NET
19 114 (8.93%) Perl
19 114 (8.93%) OO
20 109 (8.54%) 29West
21 108 (8.46%) Windows
22 102 (7.99%) XML
22 102 (7.99%) Back Office
23 101 (7.91%) Electronic Trading
24 96 (7.52%) HTML
25 89 (6.97%) JavaScript
25 89 (6.97%) Algorithmic Trading

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 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 (4.31%) Oracle Coherence
2 28 (2.19%) WebSphere
3 26 (2.04%) WebLogic
4 17 (1.33%) TIBCO EMS
4 17 (1.33%) Confluence
5 14 (1.10%) Tomcat
6 12 (0.94%) IIS
7 10 (0.78%) Apache
8 5 (0.39%) MQSeries
9 3 (0.23%) SharePoint
9 3 (0.23%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 3 (0.23%) WebSphere Application Server
9 3 (0.23%) GemFire
10 2 (0.16%) Oracle Workflow
10 2 (0.16%) CICS
10 2 (0.16%) BizTalk Server
11 1 (0.078%) CMS
11 1 (0.078%) SAS
11 1 (0.078%) MS Project Server
11 1 (0.078%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 25 (1.96%) MS Excel
2 18 (1.41%) MS Office
3 13 (1.02%) Spreadsheet
4 10 (0.78%) MS Visio
5 9 (0.70%) MS PowerPoint
6 5 (0.39%) MS Project
7 3 (0.23%) Adobe Illustrator
8 2 (0.16%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.078%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 52 (4.07%) RMDS
2 12 (0.94%) Murex MxG2000
3 9 (0.70%) Summit
3 9 (0.70%) Markit EDM
4 6 (0.47%) Salerio
5 3 (0.23%) Advent Geneva
6 2 (0.16%) Hyperion Planning
6 2 (0.16%) PeopleSoft Financials
6 2 (0.16%) Temenos T24
6 2 (0.16%) SAP R/3
6 2 (0.16%) Oracle Cash Management
6 2 (0.16%) Bloomberg TOMS
7 1 (0.078%) Oracle BPM
7 1 (0.078%) Endur
7 1 (0.078%) Findur
7 1 (0.078%) SAP MDM
7 1 (0.078%) LatentZero
7 1 (0.078%) Front Arena
7 1 (0.078%) Cognos TM1
7 1 (0.078%) SimCorp Dimension
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.16%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (0.16%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 35 (2.74%) Firewall
2 28 (2.19%) Multicast
3 22 (1.72%) TCP/IP
4 14 (1.10%) DNS
5 12 (0.94%) HTTP
6 11 (0.86%) Internet
7 8 (0.63%) DSL
8 6 (0.47%) LAN
8 6 (0.47%) WAN
8 6 (0.47%) Intranet
9 5 (0.39%) NetScaler
10 4 (0.31%) FCoE
10 4 (0.31%) Fibre Channel
10 4 (0.31%) NAS
10 4 (0.31%) SAN
11 2 (0.16%) Network Security
11 2 (0.16%) Cisco ASA
12 1 (0.078%) SWIFTNet
12 1 (0.078%) iSCSI
12 1 (0.078%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (5.32%) Relational Database
2 64 (5.01%) SQL Server
3 55 (4.31%) KDB
4 42 (3.29%) Oracle Database
5 35 (2.74%) Data Warehouse
6 17 (1.33%) Hazelcast
7 15 (1.17%) Oracle Reports
7 15 (1.17%) Data Mart
8 14 (1.10%) Oracle Database 11g
9 13 (1.02%) Big Data
10 12 (0.94%) Oracle Database 10g
11 11 (0.86%) Data Mining
12 8 (0.63%) SAP BI
13 7 (0.55%) MS Access
14 6 (0.47%) DB2
14 6 (0.47%) RDBMS
14 6 (0.47%) QlikView
14 6 (0.47%) SQL Server 2008
15 5 (0.39%) OLAP
15 5 (0.39%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 43 (3.37%) JIRA
2 32 (2.51%) TeamCity
3 25 (1.96%) Grunt
4 24 (1.88%) Bower
4 24 (1.88%) WebDriver
5 19 (1.49%) Git (software)
6 17 (1.33%) Selenium
6 17 (1.33%) Maven
7 16 (1.25%) NUnit
8 14 (1.10%) Subversion
9 12 (0.94%) JUnit
9 12 (0.94%) Jenkins
10 10 (0.78%) Ant
11 9 (0.70%) FitNesse
12 7 (0.55%) QuickTest Pro
12 7 (0.55%) MSBuild
12 7 (0.55%) Cucumber
13 5 (0.39%) Zephyr
13 5 (0.39%) LoadRunner
13 5 (0.39%) Visual Studio
General
1 545 (42.68%) Banking
2 543 (42.52%) Front Office
3 403 (31.56%) Finance
4 336 (26.31%) Investment Banking
5 102 (7.99%) Back Office
6 25 (1.96%) Financial Institution
7 15 (1.17%) Legal
8 14 (1.10%) Telecoms
9 13 (1.02%) Retail
10 12 (0.94%) Games
10 12 (0.94%) Marketing
11 7 (0.55%) General Ledger
12 6 (0.47%) Advertising
12 6 (0.47%) Publishing
13 4 (0.31%) Retail Banking
13 4 (0.31%) Corporate Banking
14 2 (0.16%) International Banking
14 2 (0.16%) Private Banking
14 2 (0.16%) Wholesale Banking
14 2 (0.16%) Billing
Job Titles
1 614 (48.08%) Developer
2 291 (22.79%) Analyst
3 225 (17.62%) Java Developer
4 199 (15.58%) Business Analyst
5 113 (8.85%) C# Developer
6 98 (7.67%) C++ Developer
7 78 (6.11%) Senior Developer
8 77 (6.03%) Project Manager
9 58 (4.54%) Applications Support
10 38 (2.98%) Web Developer
11 35 (2.74%) Architect
12 32 (2.51%) Python Developer
13 31 (2.43%) Development Manager
13 31 (2.43%) Senior Java Developer
14 28 (2.19%) Support Analyst
15 27 (2.11%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
16 26 (2.04%) Quantitative Developer
17 25 (1.96%) Senior Analyst
17 25 (1.96%) Test Manager
18 23 (1.80%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 120 (9.40%) .NET
2 102 (7.99%) XML
3 96 (7.52%) HTML
4 77 (6.03%) HTML5
5 67 (5.25%) FIX Protocol
6 57 (4.46%) CSS
7 56 (4.39%) WPF
8 52 (4.07%) Rendezvous
9 49 (3.84%) JMS
10 44 (3.45%) WCF
11 41 (3.21%) Spring
12 39 (3.05%) Boost C++ Libraries
13 37 (2.90%) Middleware
13 37 (2.90%) AngularJS
14 35 (2.74%) Apache Flex
15 34 (2.66%) XSLT
16 31 (2.43%) STL
17 28 (2.19%) Swing
18 25 (1.96%) Hibernate
19 23 (1.80%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 341 (26.70%) Derivative
2 231 (18.09%) Fixed Income
3 161 (12.61%) Equities
4 58 (4.54%) Equity Derivative
4 58 (4.54%) Computer Science
5 46 (3.60%) Credit Risk
6 36 (2.82%) Credit Derivative
7 31 (2.43%) Market Risk
8 27 (2.11%) Reference Data
9 24 (1.88%) Interest Rate Derivative
10 19 (1.49%) Mathematics
11 18 (1.41%) RIA
12 17 (1.33%) Management Information System
12 17 (1.33%) Hedge funds
13 15 (1.17%) TWAP
13 15 (1.17%) VWAP
14 12 (0.94%) SWIFT
14 12 (0.94%) Grid Computing
15 7 (0.55%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
15 7 (0.55%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 192 (15.04%) Linux
2 179 (14.02%) UNIX
3 108 (8.46%) Windows
4 43 (3.37%) Solaris
5 34 (2.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 19 (1.49%) Windows XP
7 12 (0.94%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (0.47%) Windows 7
9 3 (0.23%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (0.16%) VMS
11 1 (0.078%) AIX
11 1 (0.078%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.078%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 267 (20.91%) Low Latency
2 239 (18.72%) Multithreading
3 182 (14.25%) Risk Management
4 157 (12.29%) E-Commerce
5 114 (8.93%) OO
6 101 (7.91%) Electronic Trading
7 89 (6.97%) Algorithmic Trading
8 87 (6.81%) Project Management
9 86 (6.73%) Business Analysis
10 80 (6.26%) Agile Software Development
11 78 (6.11%) Analytics
12 62 (4.86%) User Acceptance Testing
13 60 (4.70%) TDD
14 52 (4.07%) Change Management
15 50 (3.92%) Stakeholder Management
16 48 (3.76%) Workflow
17 47 (3.68%) Software Engineering
18 46 (3.60%) Data Modelling
19 45 (3.52%) Scrum
20 33 (2.58%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 450 (35.24%) Java
2 403 (31.56%) SQL
3 231 (18.09%) C#
4 198 (15.51%) C++
5 146 (11.43%) Python
6 114 (8.93%) Perl
7 89 (6.97%) JavaScript
8 26 (2.04%) Shell Script
9 22 (1.72%) C
10 17 (1.33%) PL/SQL
10 17 (1.33%) Scala
11 14 (1.10%) VBA
12 9 (0.70%) C-shell
12 9 (0.70%) AWK
13 7 (0.55%) VB.NET
14 5 (0.39%) Clojure
15 4 (0.31%) Bash Shell
15 4 (0.31%) Haskell
16 3 (0.23%) R
16 3 (0.23%) Ada
Qualifications
1 87 (6.81%) Degree
2 12 (0.94%) PhD
3 10 (0.78%) ISEB
4 7 (0.55%) PMI Certification
5 5 (0.39%) SC Cleared
5 5 (0.39%) Security Cleared
6 4 (0.31%) IIBA
6 4 (0.31%) PMP
6 4 (0.31%) ISTQB
7 3 (0.23%) CIMA
7 3 (0.23%) 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 (0.078%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (0.078%) CBAP
9 1 (0.078%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 58 (4.54%) EMIR
2 50 (3.92%) Dodd-Frank
3 43 (3.37%) QA
4 11 (0.86%) Basel II
5 9 (0.70%) MiFID
6 6 (0.47%) CRD IV
6 6 (0.47%) Data Quality
7 5 (0.39%) Basel III
8 4 (0.31%) SLA
8 4 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 3 (0.23%) AIFMD
10 2 (0.16%) COREP
10 2 (0.16%) ISO 9000
11 1 (0.078%) ISO 9001
11 1 (0.078%) GAAP
11 1 (0.078%) FINREP
11 1 (0.078%) FATCA
System Software
1 9 (0.70%) Oracle RAC
2 6 (0.47%) Active Directory
3 4 (0.31%) SRDF
3 4 (0.31%) NFS
4 1 (0.078%) KVM
4 1 (0.078%) Squid
4 1 (0.078%) Xen
4 1 (0.078%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.078%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 26 (2.04%) ITRS Geneos
2 13 (1.02%) HP Quality Center
3 9 (0.70%) Tivoli
4 6 (0.47%) Nagios
5 5 (0.39%) BMC PATROL
6 3 (0.23%) Puppet
6 3 (0.23%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (0.16%) WMI
7 2 (0.16%) Salt
8 1 (0.078%) ServiceCenter
8 1 (0.078%) Control-M
8 1 (0.078%) CA LISA
Vendors
1 213 (16.68%) Oracle
2 109 (8.54%) 29West
3 75 (5.87%) TIBCO
4 49 (3.84%) Sybase
5 46 (3.60%) Murex
6 38 (2.98%) Reuters
7 35 (2.74%) Microsoft
8 34 (2.66%) Red Hat
9 33 (2.58%) Adobe
10 19 (1.49%) IBM
10 19 (1.49%) eSpeed
10 19 (1.49%) MarketAxess
11 17 (1.33%) SAP
12 14 (1.10%) JBoss
12 14 (1.10%) Charles River
12 14 (1.10%) Bloomberg
13 13 (1.02%) Calypso
13 13 (1.02%) DataSynapse
14 12 (0.94%) Informatica
15 9 (0.70%) CA
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