Period
to 21 July 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 July 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 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 118 75 82
Rank change year-on-year -43 +7 +10
Contract jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) 211 241 241
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 2.26% 3.14% 2.88%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 5.38% 7.66% 7.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 190 193 214
Central London median daily rate £650 £600 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.33% - -
10th Percentile £461 £456 £449
90th Percentile £838 £710 £738
London median daily rate £650 £600 £600
% change year-on-year +8.33% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Central London median hourly rate - - £48.75
London median hourly rate £24.00 £40.00 £47.50
% change year-on-year -40.00% -15.79% -

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 3,921 3,145 3,304
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 41.94% 40.92% 39.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,977 2,360 2,636
Central London median daily rate £525 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £320 £305 £300
90th Percentile £713 £675 £675
London median daily rate £510 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +2.00% +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 37 44
Central London median hourly rate £20.00 £17.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.65% -10.53% -7.07%
10th Percentile £12.50 £12.45 £11.25
90th Percentile £42.88 £29.86 £53.88
London median hourly rate £22.72 £21.50 £20.05
% change year-on-year +5.65% +7.23% +2.82%

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 July 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 July 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 -25 197 £650 +8.33% 42
West End of London - 4 £445 - 7
Camden - 1 £445 -
City of Westminster - 1 £300 -
Foreign Exchange (FX)
London

For the 6 months to 21 July 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 99 (46.92%) Java
2 98 (46.45%) Finance
3 95 (45.02%) Front Office
4 83 (39.34%) Banking
5 70 (33.18%) Electronic Trading
6 48 (22.75%) Multithreading
7 44 (20.85%) Low Latency
7 44 (20.85%) Agile Software Development
7 44 (20.85%) C#
8 41 (19.43%) Fixed Income
9 39 (18.48%) SQL
9 39 (18.48%) Linux
10 33 (15.64%) C++
11 32 (15.17%) Derivative
12 30 (14.22%) FIX Protocol
13 27 (12.80%) Investment Banking
13 27 (12.80%) JavaScript
13 27 (12.80%) TIBCO
14 26 (12.32%) .NET
14 26 (12.32%) AngularJS
15 24 (11.37%) HTML
15 24 (11.37%) SQL Server
16 21 (9.95%) Python
17 20 (9.48%) E-Commerce
17 20 (9.48%) Java 8
18 19 (9.00%) Risk Management
19 18 (8.53%) TIBCO EMS
19 18 (8.53%) React
20 17 (8.06%) HTML5
20 17 (8.06%) WPF

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 5 (2.37%) Confluence
2 3 (1.42%) CMS
3 2 (0.95%) Umbraco
4 1 (0.47%) Apache Solr
4 1 (0.47%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.47%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.47%) MQSeries
4 1 (0.47%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.47%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (0.47%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (0.47%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.47%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.47%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 5 (2.37%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.95%) Maya
2 2 (0.95%) Photoshop
2 2 (0.95%) Spreadsheet
2 2 (0.95%) ZBrush
Business Applications
1 14 (6.64%) ION MarketView
2 2 (0.95%) Orchestrade
2 2 (0.95%) Summit
3 1 (0.47%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (0.47%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.47%) OpenText VIM for SAP
3 1 (0.47%) Oracle Cash Management
3 1 (0.47%) SAP BPC
3 1 (0.47%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.47%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.47%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.47%) SAP FI-GL
3 1 (0.47%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.84%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (1.90%) npm
3 3 (1.42%) IaaS
3 3 (1.42%) Yarn
4 2 (0.95%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.95%) PaaS
5 1 (0.47%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (0.47%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.95%) Intranet
2 1 (0.47%) Broadband
2 1 (0.47%) Firewall
2 1 (0.47%) HTTP
2 1 (0.47%) Internet
2 1 (0.47%) Kerberos
2 1 (0.47%) Multicast
2 1 (0.47%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.47%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (11.37%) SQL Server
2 12 (5.69%) KDB
3 5 (2.37%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (1.90%) MongoDB
4 4 (1.90%) Relational Database
5 3 (1.42%) NoSQL
5 3 (1.42%) SQL Server 2014
6 2 (0.95%) MySQL
7 1 (0.47%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (0.47%) Apache Hive
7 1 (0.47%) Big Data
7 1 (0.47%) Blockchain
7 1 (0.47%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.47%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.47%) HBase
7 1 (0.47%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.47%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 7 (3.32%) Cucumber
2 6 (2.84%) Git (software)
2 6 (2.84%) Maven
2 6 (2.84%) Selenium
3 5 (2.37%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 5 (2.37%) Jenkins
3 5 (2.37%) JIRA
3 5 (2.37%) JUnit
3 5 (2.37%) TeamCity
4 4 (1.90%) Visual Studio
5 3 (1.42%) gulp
5 3 (1.42%) Moq
5 3 (1.42%) NUnit
5 3 (1.42%) SpecFlow
6 2 (0.95%) Artifactory
6 2 (0.95%) Jasmine
6 2 (0.95%) WebDriver
7 1 (0.47%) Mocha
7 1 (0.47%) Rhino Mocks
7 1 (0.47%) TestComplete
General
1 98 (46.45%) Finance
2 95 (45.02%) Front Office
3 83 (39.34%) Banking
4 27 (12.80%) Investment Banking
5 16 (7.58%) Back Office
6 6 (2.84%) Financial Institution
7 3 (1.42%) Games
8 2 (0.95%) Advertising
8 2 (0.95%) General Ledger
9 1 (0.47%) Billing
9 1 (0.47%) Legal
9 1 (0.47%) Retail
Job Titles
1 134 (63.51%) Developer
2 69 (32.70%) Java Developer
3 44 (20.85%) Senior Developer
4 35 (16.59%) Analyst
5 31 (14.69%) Senior Java Developer
6 21 (9.95%) Business Analyst
7 20 (9.48%) C# Developer
7 20 (9.48%) Electronic Trading Developer
8 19 (9.00%) Quantitative Developer
9 14 (6.64%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
9 14 (6.64%) Front Office Developer
10 11 (5.21%) FX Business Analyst
11 9 (4.27%) Java Engineer
11 9 (4.27%) Low Latency Java Developer
12 8 (3.79%) Qualitative Analyst
12 8 (3.79%) Quantitative Analyst
13 7 (3.32%) Analyst Developer
13 7 (3.32%) C++ Developer
13 7 (3.32%) Project Manager
14 6 (2.84%) Quantitative Analyst Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (14.22%) FIX Protocol
2 26 (12.32%) .NET
2 26 (12.32%) AngularJS
3 24 (11.37%) HTML
4 18 (8.53%) React
4 18 (8.53%) TIBCO EMS
5 17 (8.06%) HTML5
5 17 (8.06%) WPF
6 15 (7.11%) Rendezvous
7 14 (6.64%) JMS
8 10 (4.74%) Node.js
8 10 (4.74%) REST
9 8 (3.79%) ASP.NET
9 8 (3.79%) Redux
10 7 (3.32%) CSS
10 7 (3.32%) Java Concurrency
10 7 (3.32%) RxJS
11 6 (2.84%) Socket.IO
11 6 (2.84%) Spring
11 6 (2.84%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 41 (19.43%) Fixed Income
2 32 (15.17%) Derivative
3 14 (6.64%) Equities
4 13 (6.16%) Fintech
5 9 (4.27%) Algorithms
5 9 (4.27%) Equity Derivative
5 9 (4.27%) Greenfield Project
6 7 (3.32%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (2.37%) Credit Derivative
8 4 (1.90%) Computer Science
8 4 (1.90%) CUDA
8 4 (1.90%) Interest Rate Derivative
9 3 (1.42%) Data Structures
10 2 (0.95%) Animation
10 2 (0.95%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (0.95%) Market Risk
10 2 (0.95%) Mobile App
10 2 (0.95%) OTC Derivatives
10 2 (0.95%) Swaptions
10 2 (0.95%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 39 (18.48%) Linux
2 16 (7.58%) Unix
3 10 (4.74%) Windows
4 8 (3.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (0.95%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.47%) Android
6 1 (0.47%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (33.18%) Electronic Trading
2 48 (22.75%) Multithreading
3 44 (20.85%) Agile Software Development
3 44 (20.85%) Low Latency
4 20 (9.48%) E-Commerce
5 19 (9.00%) Risk Management
6 17 (8.06%) TDD
7 16 (7.58%) Mathematics
8 15 (7.11%) Test Automation
9 14 (6.64%) Algorithmic Trading
10 13 (6.16%) OO
11 12 (5.69%) Analytics
12 10 (4.74%) Business Analysis
12 10 (4.74%) Continuous Integration
12 10 (4.74%) Market Making
12 10 (4.74%) Migration
12 10 (4.74%) Quantitative Research
12 10 (4.74%) Stochastic Calculus
12 10 (4.74%) System Testing
12 10 (4.74%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 99 (46.92%) Java
2 44 (20.85%) C#
3 39 (18.48%) SQL
4 33 (15.64%) C++
5 27 (12.80%) JavaScript
6 21 (9.95%) Python
7 20 (9.48%) Java 8
8 10 (4.74%) TypeScript
9 9 (4.27%) Bash Shell
10 5 (2.37%) ES6
10 5 (2.37%) VBA
11 4 (1.90%) C
11 4 (1.90%) VB.NET
12 3 (1.42%) Korn
12 3 (1.42%) Perl
12 3 (1.42%) PL/SQL
12 3 (1.42%) PowerShell
13 2 (0.95%) Ada
13 2 (0.95%) VBScript
14 1 (0.47%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 10 (4.74%) PhD
2 7 (3.32%) Degree
3 2 (0.95%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (0.47%) Numerate Degree
4 1 (0.47%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.27%) MiFID
1 9 (4.27%) QA
2 3 (1.42%) EMIR
3 2 (0.95%) SLA
4 1 (0.47%) COREP
4 1 (0.47%) Dodd-Frank
4 1 (0.47%) SEPA
4 1 (0.47%) TARGET2
System Software
1 6 (2.84%) Docker
2 1 (0.47%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.47%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 1 (0.47%) HDFS
2 1 (0.47%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 7 (3.32%) Control-M
2 2 (0.95%) CA Spectrum
2 2 (0.95%) HP ALM
2 2 (0.95%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.47%) Ansible
3 1 (0.47%) BladeLogic
3 1 (0.47%) Hadoop YARN
3 1 (0.47%) Kibana
3 1 (0.47%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.47%) logstash
3 1 (0.47%) Oozie
3 1 (0.47%) Puppet
3 1 (0.47%) Terraform
Vendors
1 27 (12.80%) TIBCO
2 14 (6.64%) ION Trading
3 13 (6.16%) Microsoft
3 13 (6.16%) Oracle
3 13 (6.16%) Sybase
4 6 (2.84%) Charles River
4 6 (2.84%) FXall
5 5 (2.37%) Bloomberg
6 4 (1.90%) Atlassian
6 4 (1.90%) Currenex
6 4 (1.90%) Remedy
6 4 (1.90%) Reuters
7 3 (1.42%) HP
7 3 (1.42%) Murex
7 3 (1.42%) NVIDIA
7 3 (1.42%) Red Hat
8 2 (0.95%) CA
8 2 (0.95%) Calypso
8 2 (0.95%) SAP
8 2 (0.95%) Typemock