Period
to 18 January 2019

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 18 January 2019 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
18 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 105 63 69
Rank change year-on-year -42 +6 +6
Contract jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) 221 330 252
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 2.48% 3.80% 3.37%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 6.23% 9.34% 8.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 200 284 204
Central London median daily rate £568 £630 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.92% +5.00% +4.35%
10th Percentile £485 £463 £463
90th Percentile £775 £838 £750
London median daily rate £600 £638 £600
% change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% +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 3,548 3,533 2,887
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 39.81% 40.68% 38.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,633 2,734 2,169
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 £706 £672
London median daily rate £525 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +4.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 39 34
Central London median hourly rate £18.98 £27.09 £18.73
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -29.96% +44.67% -5.17%
10th Percentile £13.28 £14.66 £11.25
90th Percentile £33.41 £39.00 £55.00
London median hourly rate £23.32 £22.50 £21.02
% change year-on-year +3.62% +7.07% +5.08%

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 18 January 2019.

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 18 January 2019. 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 -36 211 £555 -14.62% 41
Southwark - 59 £525 -
West End of London - 5 £400 -
Foreign Exchange (FX)
London

For the 6 months to 18 January 2019, 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).

1 139 (62.90%) Finance
2 78 (35.29%) Java
3 77 (34.84%) Banking
4 70 (31.67%) Python
5 68 (30.77%) Front Office
6 61 (27.60%) Apache Spark
7 59 (26.70%) Pandas
7 59 (26.70%) Splunk
7 59 (26.70%) Elasticsearch
7 59 (26.70%) PySpark
7 59 (26.70%) NumPy
8 48 (21.72%) Agile Software Development
9 37 (16.74%) Electronic Trading
9 37 (16.74%) Low Latency
10 33 (14.93%) Multithreading
11 30 (13.57%) C#
12 28 (12.67%) .NET
13 26 (11.76%) Equities
14 25 (11.31%) Derivative
15 24 (10.86%) SQL Server
16 23 (10.41%) Asset Management
17 21 (9.50%) Fixed Income
17 21 (9.50%) Linux
17 21 (9.50%) TDD
17 21 (9.50%) Test Automation
18 20 (9.05%) Investment Banking
18 20 (9.05%) JavaScript
19 19 (8.60%) HTML
20 18 (8.14%) SQL
20 18 (8.14%) BDD

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 61 (27.60%) Apache Spark
2 59 (26.70%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (1.36%) Cloud Foundry
3 3 (1.36%) CMS
3 3 (1.36%) Confluence
4 1 (0.45%) IIS
4 1 (0.45%) JBoss
4 1 (0.45%) WebLogic
Applications
1 5 (2.26%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.45%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.45%) BusinessWorks
1 1 (0.45%) Distributed Ledger
1 1 (0.45%) Kondor
1 1 (0.45%) OpenText VIM for SAP
1 1 (0.45%) Payment Gateway
1 1 (0.45%) Salesforce.com CRM
1 1 (0.45%) SAP BPC
1 1 (0.45%) SAP CO
1 1 (0.45%) SAP FI
1 1 (0.45%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.81%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.36%) GitHub
2 3 (1.36%) npm
3 2 (0.90%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.90%) PaaS
4 1 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.45%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.45%) IaaS
4 1 (0.45%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (10.86%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.71%) Big Data
3 3 (1.36%) KDB
3 3 (1.36%) MySQL
3 3 (1.36%) Relational Database
3 3 (1.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (0.90%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.45%) Data Lake
5 1 (0.45%) Data Mart
5 1 (0.45%) Kdb+
5 1 (0.45%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.45%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.45%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 15 (6.79%) Selenium
2 10 (4.52%) SpecFlow
3 8 (3.62%) Jasmine
3 8 (3.62%) JIRA
4 7 (3.17%) Jenkins
4 7 (3.17%) WebDriver
5 6 (2.71%) Git (software)
6 5 (2.26%) Cucumber
6 5 (2.26%) Maven
7 4 (1.81%) Visual Studio
8 3 (1.36%) Karma Test Runner
9 2 (0.90%) Moq
9 2 (0.90%) NUnit
9 2 (0.90%) Rhino Mocks
9 2 (0.90%) TestComplete
10 1 (0.45%) HP UFT
10 1 (0.45%) Subversion
10 1 (0.45%) Team Foundation Server
10 1 (0.45%) TeamCity
10 1 (0.45%) Zephyr
General
1 139 (62.90%) Finance
2 77 (34.84%) Banking
3 68 (30.77%) Front Office
4 20 (9.05%) Investment Banking
5 7 (3.17%) Back Office
6 4 (1.81%) Games
7 2 (0.90%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.90%) Retail
8 1 (0.45%) Advertising
8 1 (0.45%) Billing
8 1 (0.45%) Legal
8 1 (0.45%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 158 (71.49%) Developer
2 56 (25.34%) Python Developer
3 49 (22.17%) Java Developer
4 33 (14.93%) Senior Developer
5 23 (10.41%) Senior Java Developer
6 22 (9.95%) Analyst
6 22 (9.95%) Apache Spark Developer
6 22 (9.95%) Elasticsearch Developer
7 16 (7.24%) C# Developer
8 15 (6.79%) Electronic Trading Developer
9 14 (6.33%) Low Latency Java Developer
10 12 (5.43%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
11 11 (4.98%) .NET Developer
11 11 (4.98%) Front Office Developer
12 9 (4.07%) Business Analyst
12 9 (4.07%) SQL Developer
13 8 (3.62%) SQL Server Developer
14 7 (3.17%) QA Engineer
14 7 (3.17%) Support Analyst
14 7 (3.17%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (26.70%) NumPy
1 59 (26.70%) Pandas
1 59 (26.70%) PySpark
2 28 (12.67%) .NET
3 19 (8.60%) HTML
4 17 (7.69%) HTML5
5 11 (4.98%) JMS
5 11 (4.98%) React
5 11 (4.98%) Rendezvous
6 10 (4.52%) CSS
7 9 (4.07%) Node.js
7 9 (4.07%) Spring
8 7 (3.17%) AngularJS
8 7 (3.17%) TIBCO EMS
8 7 (3.17%) WPF
9 6 (2.71%) FIX Protocol
10 5 (2.26%) ASP.NET
10 5 (2.26%) CSS3
10 5 (2.26%) Java Concurrency
10 5 (2.26%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 26 (11.76%) Equities
2 25 (11.31%) Derivative
3 21 (9.50%) Fixed Income
4 18 (8.14%) Greenfield Project
4 18 (8.14%) Hedge funds
5 11 (4.98%) Analytical Skills
6 9 (4.07%) Fintech
7 5 (2.26%) User Experience
8 3 (1.36%) Algorithms
8 3 (1.36%) SWIFT
9 2 (0.90%) Data Structures
9 2 (0.90%) N-Tier
9 2 (0.90%) Self-Motivation
10 1 (0.45%) Credit Risk
10 1 (0.45%) CUDA
10 1 (0.45%) Interest Rate Derivative
10 1 (0.45%) Market Risk
10 1 (0.45%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.45%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 21 (9.50%) Linux
2 10 (4.52%) Unix
3 5 (2.26%) Windows
4 2 (0.90%) Solaris
4 2 (0.90%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.45%) Windows 10
5 1 (0.45%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (21.72%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (16.74%) Electronic Trading
2 37 (16.74%) Low Latency
3 33 (14.93%) Multithreading
4 23 (10.41%) Asset Management
5 21 (9.50%) TDD
5 21 (9.50%) Test Automation
6 18 (8.14%) BDD
7 17 (7.69%) Algorithmic Trading
8 14 (6.33%) Scrum
9 13 (5.88%) Risk Management
10 11 (4.98%) Project Management
11 10 (4.52%) FX Algorithmic Trading
12 9 (4.07%) Microservices
13 8 (3.62%) DevOps
13 8 (3.62%) Multithreaded Programming
13 8 (3.62%) OO
13 8 (3.62%) Performance Optimisation
13 8 (3.62%) SDLC
13 8 (3.62%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 78 (35.29%) Java
2 70 (31.67%) Python
3 30 (13.57%) C#
4 20 (9.05%) JavaScript
5 18 (8.14%) SQL
6 14 (6.33%) C++
7 9 (4.07%) Java 8
8 4 (1.81%) Perl
9 3 (1.36%) Scala
9 3 (1.36%) Shell Script
9 3 (1.36%) TypeScript
10 2 (0.90%) Bash Shell
10 2 (0.90%) RPG
10 2 (0.90%) VBA
10 2 (0.90%) XAML
11 1 (0.45%) ABAP
11 1 (0.45%) AWK
11 1 (0.45%) C
11 1 (0.45%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.45%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (0.90%) ISTQB
1 2 (0.90%) PhD
2 1 (0.45%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (6.79%) QA
2 3 (1.36%) MiFID
3 1 (0.45%) EMIR
3 1 (0.45%) PMO
System Software
1 5 (2.26%) Docker
2 1 (0.45%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (1.81%) Control-M
2 3 (1.36%) HP ALM
3 1 (0.45%) Ansible
3 1 (0.45%) CA Spectrum
3 1 (0.45%) Docker Swarm
3 1 (0.45%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.45%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 59 (26.70%) Splunk
2 15 (6.79%) TIBCO
3 10 (4.52%) FXall
4 8 (3.62%) Oracle
5 5 (2.26%) Bloomberg
6 4 (1.81%) Calypso
6 4 (1.81%) Remedy
6 4 (1.81%) Sybase
7 3 (1.36%) Microsoft
7 3 (1.36%) Reuters
8 2 (0.90%) Currenex
8 2 (0.90%) Murex
9 1 (0.45%) CA
9 1 (0.45%) Citrix
9 1 (0.45%) HP
9 1 (0.45%) Misys
9 1 (0.45%) NVIDIA
9 1 (0.45%) OpenText
9 1 (0.45%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.45%) SAP