Period
to 21 November 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 21 November 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
21 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 107 57 93
Rank change year-on-year -50 +36 -12
Contract jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) 235 350 226
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 2.54% 4.10% 2.81%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 6.16% 9.60% 6.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 214 296 183
Central London median daily rate £600 £625 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +4.17% -
10th Percentile £466 £425 £425
90th Percentile £796 £825 £724
London median daily rate £623 £625 £600
% change year-on-year -0.40% +4.17% +4.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Central London median hourly rate - - -
London median hourly rate £65.00 - -

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 3,817 3,647 3,279
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 41.33% 42.70% 40.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,922 2,780 2,507
Central London median daily rate £525 £525 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.53% -
10th Percentile £300 £313 £313
90th Percentile £700 £713 £665
London median daily rate £525 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 42 38
Central London median hourly rate £19.38 £21.31 £18.73
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.09% +13.82% -6.38%
10th Percentile £13.66 £13.03 £11.25
90th Percentile £35.05 £33.25 £58.00
London median hourly rate £23.50 £21.90 £19.96
% change year-on-year +7.31% +9.72% -0.20%

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 21 November 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 21 November 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 -36 223 £600 -4.00% 40
Southwark - 43 £550 -
West End of London - 6 £400 - 7
Foreign Exchange (FX)
London

For the 6 months to 21 November 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).

1 132 (56.17%) Finance
2 92 (39.15%) Banking
3 91 (38.72%) Java
4 84 (35.74%) Front Office
5 52 (22.13%) Python
6 51 (21.70%) Agile Software Development
7 48 (20.43%) Low Latency
8 47 (20.00%) Electronic Trading
9 42 (17.87%) Elasticsearch
9 42 (17.87%) NumPy
9 42 (17.87%) Splunk
9 42 (17.87%) Pandas
9 42 (17.87%) Apache Spark
9 42 (17.87%) PySpark
10 40 (17.02%) Multithreading
11 38 (16.17%) C#
12 34 (14.47%) .NET
12 34 (14.47%) Equities
13 33 (14.04%) Linux
14 31 (13.19%) Fixed Income
15 29 (12.34%) TDD
16 28 (11.91%) JavaScript
17 27 (11.49%) SQL Server
17 27 (11.49%) Derivative
18 26 (11.06%) Investment Banking
18 26 (11.06%) SQL
19 25 (10.64%) TIBCO
20 23 (9.79%) HTML
20 23 (9.79%) Asset Management
21 21 (8.94%) Test Automation

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 42 (17.87%) Apache Spark
1 42 (17.87%) Elasticsearch
2 4 (1.70%) CMS
3 3 (1.28%) Cloud Foundry
3 3 (1.28%) Confluence
4 1 (0.43%) IIS
4 1 (0.43%) JBoss
4 1 (0.43%) MQSeries
4 1 (0.43%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.43%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (0.43%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (0.43%) Umbraco
4 1 (0.43%) WebLogic
Applications
1 5 (2.13%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.85%) Maya
2 2 (0.85%) Photoshop
2 2 (0.85%) ZBrush
3 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (0.85%) ION MarketView
2 1 (0.43%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (0.43%) Kondor
2 1 (0.43%) OpenText VIM for SAP
2 1 (0.43%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.43%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 1 (0.43%) SAP BPC
2 1 (0.43%) SAP CO
2 1 (0.43%) SAP FI
2 1 (0.43%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.13%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.28%) npm
3 2 (0.85%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.85%) PaaS
4 1 (0.43%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (0.43%) GitHub
4 1 (0.43%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.43%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (11.49%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.70%) Big Data
2 4 (1.70%) MySQL
2 4 (1.70%) Relational Database
3 3 (1.28%) MongoDB
3 3 (1.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (0.85%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.43%) Data Lake
5 1 (0.43%) Data Mart
5 1 (0.43%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.43%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.43%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 18 (7.66%) Selenium
2 12 (5.11%) SpecFlow
3 8 (3.40%) Jasmine
3 8 (3.40%) WebDriver
4 6 (2.55%) Git (software)
4 6 (2.55%) JIRA
5 5 (2.13%) Visual Studio
6 4 (1.70%) Cucumber
6 4 (1.70%) Jenkins
7 3 (1.28%) Karma Test Runner
7 3 (1.28%) Maven
7 3 (1.28%) Moq
7 3 (1.28%) NUnit
7 3 (1.28%) Rhino Mocks
8 2 (0.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 2 (0.85%) gulp
8 2 (0.85%) TestComplete
9 1 (0.43%) Grunt
9 1 (0.43%) Protractor
9 1 (0.43%) webpack
General
1 132 (56.17%) Finance
2 92 (39.15%) Banking
3 84 (35.74%) Front Office
4 26 (11.06%) Investment Banking
5 10 (4.26%) Back Office
6 7 (2.98%) Games
7 4 (1.70%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.85%) Advertising
9 1 (0.43%) Billing
9 1 (0.43%) General Ledger
9 1 (0.43%) Legal
9 1 (0.43%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 164 (69.79%) Developer
2 60 (25.53%) Java Developer
3 43 (18.30%) Senior Developer
4 38 (16.17%) Python Developer
5 29 (12.34%) Senior Java Developer
6 23 (9.79%) Analyst
7 22 (9.36%) Apache Spark Developer
7 22 (9.36%) Elasticsearch Developer
8 20 (8.51%) C# Developer
9 17 (7.23%) Low Latency Java Developer
10 16 (6.81%) Electronic Trading Developer
11 12 (5.11%) .NET Developer
11 12 (5.11%) Business Analyst
12 11 (4.68%) SQL Developer
13 10 (4.26%) Front Office Developer
14 9 (3.83%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
14 9 (3.83%) QA Engineer
15 8 (3.40%) QA Automation Engineer
15 8 (3.40%) QA Test Engineer
15 8 (3.40%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (17.87%) NumPy
1 42 (17.87%) Pandas
1 42 (17.87%) PySpark
2 34 (14.47%) .NET
3 23 (9.79%) HTML
4 20 (8.51%) JMS
5 19 (8.09%) HTML5
6 18 (7.66%) Rendezvous
7 14 (5.96%) AngularJS
7 14 (5.96%) React
7 14 (5.96%) TIBCO EMS
8 13 (5.53%) FIX Protocol
9 12 (5.11%) CSS
10 10 (4.26%) Node.js
11 9 (3.83%) WPF
12 8 (3.40%) ASP.NET
12 8 (3.40%) Spring
13 7 (2.98%) ASP.NET Web API
13 7 (2.98%) WCF
14 5 (2.13%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 34 (14.47%) Equities
2 31 (13.19%) Fixed Income
3 27 (11.49%) Derivative
4 19 (8.09%) Greenfield Project
5 18 (7.66%) Hedge funds
6 11 (4.68%) Fintech
7 7 (2.98%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (1.70%) Algorithms
8 4 (1.70%) CUDA
9 3 (1.28%) Data Structures
9 3 (1.28%) User Experience
10 2 (0.85%) Animation
10 2 (0.85%) Equity Derivative
10 2 (0.85%) Interest Rate Derivative
10 2 (0.85%) Market Risk
10 2 (0.85%) N-Tier
10 2 (0.85%) OTC Derivatives
10 2 (0.85%) Self-Motivation
10 2 (0.85%) SWIFT
11 1 (0.43%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 33 (14.04%) Linux
2 14 (5.96%) Unix
3 8 (3.40%) Windows
4 2 (0.85%) Solaris
4 2 (0.85%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.43%) Windows 10
5 1 (0.43%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (21.70%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (20.43%) Low Latency
3 47 (20.00%) Electronic Trading
4 40 (17.02%) Multithreading
5 29 (12.34%) TDD
6 23 (9.79%) Asset Management
7 21 (8.94%) Test Automation
8 19 (8.09%) Algorithmic Trading
9 15 (6.38%) BDD
9 15 (6.38%) Risk Management
10 14 (5.96%) Performance Optimisation
11 12 (5.11%) FX Algorithmic Trading
11 12 (5.11%) Market Making
11 12 (5.11%) Scrum
12 11 (4.68%) Multithreaded Programming
13 10 (4.26%) E-Commerce
13 10 (4.26%) Project Management
14 9 (3.83%) DevOps
14 9 (3.83%) OO
14 9 (3.83%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 91 (38.72%) Java
2 52 (22.13%) Python
3 38 (16.17%) C#
4 28 (11.91%) JavaScript
5 26 (11.06%) SQL
6 21 (8.94%) C++
7 12 (5.11%) Java 8
8 5 (2.13%) Bash Shell
8 5 (2.13%) TypeScript
9 4 (1.70%) Perl
10 3 (1.28%) ES6
10 3 (1.28%) PowerShell
10 3 (1.28%) RPG
10 3 (1.28%) Scala
10 3 (1.28%) Shell Script
11 2 (0.85%) C
11 2 (0.85%) Korn
11 2 (0.85%) VBA
11 2 (0.85%) XAML
12 1 (0.43%) AWK
Qualifications
1 2 (0.85%) ISTQB
2 1 (0.43%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (0.43%) Degree
2 1 (0.43%) Numerate Degree
2 1 (0.43%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (5.96%) QA
2 6 (2.55%) MiFID
3 2 (0.85%) EMIR
4 1 (0.43%) PMO
4 1 (0.43%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (2.55%) Docker
2 2 (0.85%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (2.98%) Control-M
2 3 (1.28%) HP ALM
3 2 (0.85%) Ansible
3 2 (0.85%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (0.85%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.43%) CA Spectrum
4 1 (0.43%) Docker Swarm
4 1 (0.43%) Puppet
4 1 (0.43%) Terraform
Vendors
1 42 (17.87%) Splunk
2 25 (10.64%) TIBCO
3 9 (3.83%) Oracle
4 6 (2.55%) FXall
4 6 (2.55%) Microsoft
5 5 (2.13%) Bloomberg
5 5 (2.13%) Remedy
5 5 (2.13%) Sybase
6 4 (1.70%) Calypso
6 4 (1.70%) Charles River
6 4 (1.70%) Currenex
7 3 (1.28%) NVIDIA
8 2 (0.85%) HP
8 2 (0.85%) ION Trading
8 2 (0.85%) Murex
8 2 (0.85%) Reuters
9 1 (0.43%) CA
9 1 (0.43%) Citrix
9 1 (0.43%) Misys
9 1 (0.43%) SAP