Period
to 20 September 2018

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Foreign Exchange (FX) in contract job vacancies advertised in Central London. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Foreign Exchange (FX) over the 6 months to 20 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Foreign Exchange (FX)
London > Central London
6 months to
20 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 108 67 101
Rank change year-on-year -41 +34 -22
Contract jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) 224 276 213
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 2.45% 3.44% 2.57%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 5.88% 8.20% 6.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 204 225 184
Central London median daily rate £625 £600 £581
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.17% +3.23% -3.13%
10th Percentile £463 £414 £436
90th Percentile £813 £795 £738
London median daily rate £625 £600 £600
% change year-on-year +4.17% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Central London median hourly rate - - £65.00
London median hourly rate £65.00 - £80.00

Foreign Exchange (FX) is in the Generic IT Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Central London with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
Central London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 3,810 3,365 3,352
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 41.75% 41.99% 40.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,909 2,504 2,660
Central London median daily rate £525 £525 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.53% +5.56%
10th Percentile £315 £313 £305
90th Percentile £700 £688 £656
London median daily rate £520 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +4.00% +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 43 33
Central London median hourly rate £19.25 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.32% +8.57% -16.67%
10th Percentile £13.24 £12.52 £11.25
90th Percentile £36.09 £33.25 £69.00
London median hourly rate £24.00 £21.95 £20.00
% change year-on-year +9.34% +9.75% +2.56%

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Job Vacancy Trend in Central London

Job postings citing Foreign Exchange (FX) as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Central London.

Job vacancy trend for Foreign Exchange (FX) in Central London

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Central London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Foreign Exchange (FX) in Central London

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Central London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) in Central London over the 6 months to 20 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Foreign Exchange (FX) in Central London

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Central London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Foreign Exchange (FX) in Central London

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Contract Job Locations in Central 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 Central London region over the 6 months to 20 September 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London -21 207 £625 +4.17% 33
Southwark - 26 £550 -
West End of London - 9 £423 - 6
Camden - 1 £445 -
City of Westminster - 1 £300 -
Foreign Exchange (FX)
London

For the 6 months to 20 September 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Central London region with a requirement for Foreign Exchange (FX).

1 119 (53.13%) Finance
2 89 (39.73%) Front Office
3 86 (38.39%) Java
4 84 (37.50%) Banking
5 52 (23.21%) Electronic Trading
6 48 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
6 48 (21.43%) Low Latency
7 41 (18.30%) Python
8 40 (17.86%) Multithreading
9 37 (16.52%) Fixed Income
10 36 (16.07%) C#
11 32 (14.29%) SQL
12 31 (13.84%) Derivative
13 30 (13.39%) TDD
13 30 (13.39%) .NET
14 29 (12.95%) Linux
14 29 (12.95%) Equities
15 28 (12.50%) SQL Server
16 27 (12.05%) TIBCO
16 27 (12.05%) Elasticsearch
17 26 (11.61%) Pandas
17 26 (11.61%) Apache Spark
17 26 (11.61%) NumPy
17 26 (11.61%) Splunk
17 26 (11.61%) PySpark
17 26 (11.61%) C++
18 25 (11.16%) JavaScript
19 20 (8.93%) Investment Banking
19 20 (8.93%) Asset Management
19 20 (8.93%) Unix

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Co-occurring IT Skills in Central 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 27 (12.05%) Elasticsearch
2 26 (11.61%) Apache Spark
3 2 (0.89%) CMS
4 1 (0.45%) Confluence
4 1 (0.45%) IIS
4 1 (0.45%) JBoss
4 1 (0.45%) MQSeries
4 1 (0.45%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.45%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (0.45%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (0.45%) Umbraco
4 1 (0.45%) WebLogic
Applications
1 5 (2.23%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.89%) Maya
2 2 (0.89%) Photoshop
2 2 (0.89%) ZBrush
Business Applications
1 4 (1.79%) ION MarketView
2 1 (0.45%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (0.45%) Kondor
2 1 (0.45%) Markit EDM
2 1 (0.45%) OpenText VIM for SAP
2 1 (0.45%) Orchestrade
2 1 (0.45%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.45%) SAP BPC
2 1 (0.45%) SAP CO
2 1 (0.45%) SAP FI
2 1 (0.45%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (0.45%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 8 (3.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (1.79%) PaaS
3 3 (1.34%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.34%) IaaS
4 2 (0.89%) npm
5 1 (0.45%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (0.45%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.89%) Intranet
2 1 (0.45%) Broadband
2 1 (0.45%) Firewall
2 1 (0.45%) Internet
2 1 (0.45%) Multicast
2 1 (0.45%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.23%) Relational Database
3 4 (1.79%) Big Data
3 4 (1.79%) MongoDB
3 4 (1.79%) MySQL
4 3 (1.34%) NoSQL
4 3 (1.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (0.89%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.45%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (0.45%) Data Mart
6 1 (0.45%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 12 (5.36%) Selenium
1 12 (5.36%) SpecFlow
2 8 (3.57%) WebDriver
3 7 (3.13%) Git (software)
4 4 (1.79%) Cucumber
4 4 (1.79%) gulp
4 4 (1.79%) Jasmine
4 4 (1.79%) Jenkins
4 4 (1.79%) Moq
4 4 (1.79%) NUnit
5 3 (1.34%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 3 (1.34%) Maven
5 3 (1.34%) Rhino Mocks
5 3 (1.34%) Visual Studio
6 2 (0.89%) Artifactory
6 2 (0.89%) JIRA
6 2 (0.89%) JUnit
6 2 (0.89%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.45%) Grunt
7 1 (0.45%) webpack
General
1 119 (53.13%) Finance
2 89 (39.73%) Front Office
3 84 (37.50%) Banking
4 20 (8.93%) Investment Banking
5 12 (5.36%) Back Office
6 7 (3.13%) Games
7 5 (2.23%) Financial Institution
8 3 (1.34%) Advertising
9 1 (0.45%) Billing
9 1 (0.45%) General Ledger
9 1 (0.45%) Retail
Job Titles
1 144 (64.29%) Developer
2 57 (25.45%) Java Developer
3 40 (17.86%) Senior Developer
4 32 (14.29%) Analyst
5 29 (12.95%) Senior Java Developer
6 25 (11.16%) Python Developer
7 22 (9.82%) Apache Spark Developer
7 22 (9.82%) Elasticsearch Developer
8 19 (8.48%) C# Developer
9 16 (7.14%) Business Analyst
9 16 (7.14%) Low Latency Java Developer
10 15 (6.70%) Electronic Trading Developer
11 14 (6.25%) Quantitative Developer
12 11 (4.91%) .NET Developer
12 11 (4.91%) Front Office Developer
12 11 (4.91%) Support Analyst
13 10 (4.46%) QA Engineer
14 9 (4.02%) Java Engineer
14 9 (4.02%) QA Automation Engineer
15 8 (3.57%) QA Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (13.39%) .NET
2 26 (11.61%) NumPy
2 26 (11.61%) Pandas
2 26 (11.61%) PySpark
3 20 (8.93%) Rendezvous
4 19 (8.48%) HTML
4 19 (8.48%) JMS
4 19 (8.48%) React
5 18 (8.04%) AngularJS
5 18 (8.04%) FIX Protocol
6 15 (6.70%) HTML5
7 13 (5.80%) TIBCO EMS
8 11 (4.91%) ASP.NET
9 10 (4.46%) WPF
10 9 (4.02%) Node.js
11 8 (3.57%) ASP.NET Web API
12 7 (3.13%) CSS
12 7 (3.13%) REST
13 6 (2.68%) Spring
13 6 (2.68%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 37 (16.52%) Fixed Income
2 31 (13.84%) Derivative
3 29 (12.95%) Equities
4 19 (8.48%) Greenfield Project
5 11 (4.91%) Fintech
6 8 (3.57%) Equity Derivative
7 7 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
8 5 (2.23%) Algorithms
8 5 (2.23%) CUDA
8 5 (2.23%) Hedge funds
9 3 (1.34%) Credit Derivative
9 3 (1.34%) Interest Rate Derivative
10 2 (0.89%) Animation
10 2 (0.89%) Computer Science
10 2 (0.89%) Data Structures
10 2 (0.89%) OTC Derivatives
10 2 (0.89%) Swaptions
10 2 (0.89%) SWIFT
11 1 (0.45%) Cloud Native
11 1 (0.45%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 29 (12.95%) Linux
2 20 (8.93%) Unix
3 10 (4.46%) Windows
4 3 (1.34%) Solaris
5 2 (0.89%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.45%) Android
6 1 (0.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.45%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.45%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (23.21%) Electronic Trading
2 48 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (21.43%) Low Latency
3 40 (17.86%) Multithreading
4 30 (13.39%) TDD
5 20 (8.93%) Asset Management
6 18 (8.04%) Test Automation
7 16 (7.14%) Risk Management
8 15 (6.70%) BDD
9 14 (6.25%) Algorithmic Trading
10 13 (5.80%) E-Commerce
10 13 (5.80%) Performance Optimisation
11 12 (5.36%) OO
11 12 (5.36%) Scrum
12 11 (4.91%) FX Algorithmic Trading
12 11 (4.91%) Market Making
12 11 (4.91%) Monte Carlo Method
12 11 (4.91%) Stochastic Calculus
13 10 (4.46%) Migration
13 10 (4.46%) Multithreaded Programming
Programming Languages
1 86 (38.39%) Java
2 41 (18.30%) Python
3 36 (16.07%) C#
4 32 (14.29%) SQL
5 26 (11.61%) C++
6 25 (11.16%) JavaScript
7 10 (4.46%) Java 8
8 8 (3.57%) Bash Shell
9 5 (2.23%) TypeScript
10 4 (1.79%) Perl
10 4 (1.79%) PowerShell
11 3 (1.34%) C
11 3 (1.34%) ES6
11 3 (1.34%) Korn
11 3 (1.34%) RPG
11 3 (1.34%) VBA
12 2 (0.89%) Shell Script
12 2 (0.89%) T-SQL
12 2 (0.89%) VBScript
13 1 (0.45%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 5 (2.23%) Degree
1 5 (2.23%) PhD
2 2 (0.89%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (0.45%) Numerate Degree
3 1 (0.45%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (5.80%) QA
2 9 (4.02%) MiFID
3 4 (1.79%) EMIR
4 1 (0.45%) Dodd-Frank
4 1 (0.45%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (2.23%) Docker
2 1 (0.45%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.45%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 11 (4.91%) Control-M
2 3 (1.34%) CA Spectrum
3 2 (0.89%) HP ALM
3 2 (0.89%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (0.89%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.45%) Ansible
4 1 (0.45%) Docker Swarm
4 1 (0.45%) Kibana
4 1 (0.45%) logstash
4 1 (0.45%) Puppet
4 1 (0.45%) Terraform
Vendors
1 27 (12.05%) TIBCO
2 26 (11.61%) Splunk
3 12 (5.36%) Oracle
4 9 (4.02%) Microsoft
5 8 (3.57%) Remedy
6 5 (2.23%) Bloomberg
6 5 (2.23%) Charles River
6 5 (2.23%) Sybase
7 4 (1.79%) Currenex
7 4 (1.79%) ION Trading
7 4 (1.79%) NVIDIA
8 3 (1.34%) CA
8 3 (1.34%) HP
8 3 (1.34%) Reuters
9 2 (0.89%) Atlassian
9 2 (0.89%) Citrix
9 2 (0.89%) Tradeweb
10 1 (0.45%) Avaloq
10 1 (0.45%) MarketAxess
10 1 (0.45%) Sophis