Period
to 17 July 2019

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Foreign Exchange (FX) in contract job vacancies advertised in England. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Foreign Exchange (FX) over the 6 months to 17 July 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)
UK > England
6 months to
17 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 356 228 174
Rank change year-on-year -128 -54 +77
Contract jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) 586 1,146 1,338
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.69% 1.21% 1.53%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.13% 3.71% 4.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 460 890 1,029
England median daily rate £635 £650 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.31% +8.33% -
10th Percentile £463 £463 £455
90th Percentile £775 £838 £750
UK median daily rate £625 £650 £600
% change year-on-year -3.85% +8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 4
England median hourly rate £41.25 £34.50 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.57% -23.33% -5.26%
10th Percentile £37.88 £25.85 £26.38
90th Percentile £43.63 £45.15 £60.13
UK median hourly rate £28.75 £34.50 £47.50
% change year-on-year -16.67% -27.37% -

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 England with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 27,500 30,862 29,133
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 32.51% 32.64% 33.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 17,931 20,119 18,939
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £281 £275 £263
90th Percentile £675 £675 £638
UK median daily rate £475 £460 £450
% change year-on-year +3.26% +2.22% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 953 993 1,010
England median hourly rate £20.75 £22.42 £19.66
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.45% +14.04% -1.70%
10th Percentile £11.76 £11.90 £11.25
90th Percentile £52.90 £51.25 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £20.50 £21.63 £20.00
% change year-on-year -5.20% +8.13% -4.37%

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Foreign Exchange (FX) in England

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Foreign Exchange (FX) in England

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) in England over the 6 months to 17 July 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Foreign Exchange (FX) in England

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Foreign Exchange (FX) in England

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Contract Job Locations in England

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 England region over the 6 months to 17 July 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
London -83 553 £650 - 101
South East +40 12 £450 +24.14% 4
Midlands - 8 £456 -
North of England +20 5 £700 +55.56%
East Midlands - 5 £488 -
South West -21 4 £210 -60.00% 11
Yorkshire +18 3 £1,000 +122.22%
West Midlands - 3 £344 -
North West +20 2 £413 +10.00%
East of England +4 1 £300 -42.86% 2
Foreign Exchange (FX)
UK

For the 6 months to 17 July 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 England region with a requirement for Foreign Exchange (FX).

1 317 (54.10%) Finance
2 269 (45.90%) Front Office
3 252 (43.00%) Banking
4 235 (40.10%) Java
5 153 (26.11%) Agile Software Development
6 149 (25.43%) Derivative
6 149 (25.43%) Equities
7 127 (21.67%) Low Latency
8 125 (21.33%) Fixed Income
9 110 (18.77%) C#
10 104 (17.75%) Multithreading
11 97 (16.55%) Investment Banking
12 90 (15.36%) Electronic Trading
13 86 (14.68%) SQL
14 82 (13.99%) JavaScript
15 77 (13.14%) Python
16 75 (12.80%) HTML
17 69 (11.77%) Analytics
18 65 (11.09%) .NET
19 63 (10.75%) TDD
20 62 (10.58%) React
21 61 (10.41%) Greenfield Project
21 61 (10.41%) Risk Management
22 51 (8.70%) Software Engineering
23 49 (8.36%) Test Automation
24 48 (8.19%) Algorithmic Trading
24 48 (8.19%) AngularJS
25 47 (8.02%) SDLC
25 47 (8.02%) C++
26 46 (7.85%) Unix

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 29 (4.95%) Apache Spark
2 20 (3.41%) Oracle Coherence
3 15 (2.56%) Elasticsearch
4 12 (2.05%) Apache
5 10 (1.71%) Confluence
6 9 (1.54%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 6 (1.02%) DataSynapse
8 2 (0.34%) Oracle Workflow
8 2 (0.34%) SAS
9 1 (0.17%) CMS
9 1 (0.17%) GemFire
9 1 (0.17%) IIS
9 1 (0.17%) MS Exchange
9 1 (0.17%) SugarCRM
9 1 (0.17%) WordPress
Applications
1 10 (1.71%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (1.02%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (0.51%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.34%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.34%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 21 (3.58%) Endur
2 7 (1.19%) ION MarketView
3 5 (0.85%) SAP FI
4 4 (0.68%) SAP CO
4 4 (0.68%) SAP FI/CO
5 2 (0.34%) BigMachines
5 2 (0.34%) Distributed Ledger
5 2 (0.34%) SAP S/4HANA
6 1 (0.17%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.17%) Front Arena
6 1 (0.17%) Kondor
6 1 (0.17%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 24 (4.10%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (1.71%) Power Platform
3 9 (1.54%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (1.19%) GitHub
5 6 (1.02%) Office 365
6 5 (0.85%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (0.51%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (0.34%) Apigee
9 1 (0.17%) IaaS
9 1 (0.17%) npm
9 1 (0.17%) OpenShift
9 1 (0.17%) PaaS
9 1 (0.17%) Serverless
9 1 (0.17%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 6 (1.02%) FIX Connectivity
2 4 (0.68%) HTTP
2 4 (0.68%) RTMP
3 3 (0.51%) Ethernet
3 3 (0.51%) Internet
3 3 (0.51%) VPN
3 3 (0.51%) VSAN
4 2 (0.34%) DNS
4 2 (0.34%) Firewall
4 2 (0.34%) IPsec
4 2 (0.34%) MPLS
4 2 (0.34%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.17%) BGP
5 1 (0.17%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (0.17%) DHCP
5 1 (0.17%) OSPF
5 1 (0.17%) SSL
5 1 (0.17%) VLAN
5 1 (0.17%) Wireless
5 1 (0.17%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (7.00%) SQL Server
2 22 (3.75%) Relational Database
3 19 (3.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 18 (3.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 17 (2.90%) KDB
6 16 (2.73%) Big Data
7 12 (2.05%) Apache Ignite
7 12 (2.05%) Hadoop
7 12 (2.05%) Hazelcast
8 10 (1.71%) Power BI
9 8 (1.37%) Apache Cassandra
9 8 (1.37%) RDBMS
10 7 (1.19%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 7 (1.19%) NoSQL
10 7 (1.19%) SQL Server 2014
11 6 (1.02%) Kdb+
11 6 (1.02%) PostgreSQL
11 6 (1.02%) SQL Server 2008
12 4 (0.68%) Data Mart
12 4 (0.68%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 31 (5.29%) JIRA
2 19 (3.24%) Jenkins
3 10 (1.71%) Hudson
3 10 (1.71%) Visual Studio
4 9 (1.54%) Git (software)
4 9 (1.54%) Selenium
5 8 (1.37%) Maven
6 6 (1.02%) Cucumber
7 5 (0.85%) Subversion
7 5 (0.85%) TeamCity
7 5 (0.85%) WebDriver
8 4 (0.68%) Eclipse
8 4 (0.68%) webpack
9 3 (0.51%) JUnit
9 3 (0.51%) NetBeans
9 3 (0.51%) RStudio
9 3 (0.51%) SpecFlow
10 2 (0.34%) Bitbucket
10 2 (0.34%) Mocha
11 1 (0.17%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 317 (54.10%) Finance
2 269 (45.90%) Front Office
3 252 (43.00%) Banking
4 97 (16.55%) Investment Banking
5 21 (3.58%) Back Office
6 13 (2.22%) Financial Institution
7 9 (1.54%) Legal
8 4 (0.68%) General Ledger
8 4 (0.68%) Prime Brokerage
8 4 (0.68%) Retail
9 3 (0.51%) Retail Banking
9 3 (0.51%) Telecoms
10 2 (0.34%) Advertising
10 2 (0.34%) Billing
11 1 (0.17%) Corporate Banking
11 1 (0.17%) Marketing
11 1 (0.17%) Military
11 1 (0.17%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 352 (60.07%) Developer
2 173 (29.52%) Java Developer
3 100 (17.06%) Analyst
4 65 (11.09%) C# Developer
5 63 (10.75%) Business Analyst
6 52 (8.87%) Senior Developer
7 34 (5.80%) Electronic Trading Developer
7 34 (5.80%) Front Office Developer
8 33 (5.63%) Python Developer
8 33 (5.63%) Senior Java Developer
9 28 (4.78%) React Developer
10 25 (4.27%) Lead Developer
10 25 (4.27%) Low Latency Java Developer
11 23 (3.92%) Architect
12 21 (3.58%) Project Manager
13 20 (3.41%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
13 20 (3.41%) Endur Developer
13 20 (3.41%) FX Business Analyst
13 20 (3.41%) OpenLink Developer
14 19 (3.24%) Banking Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 75 (12.80%) HTML
2 65 (11.09%) .NET
3 62 (10.58%) React
4 48 (8.19%) AngularJS
5 44 (7.51%) FIX Protocol
6 43 (7.34%) HTML5
7 42 (7.17%) CSS
8 25 (4.27%) Kafka
8 25 (4.27%) Spring
9 21 (3.58%) J2SE
9 21 (3.58%) WPF
10 19 (3.24%) Web Services
11 16 (2.73%) J2EE
12 15 (2.56%) NumPy
12 15 (2.56%) Pandas
12 15 (2.56%) PySpark
12 15 (2.56%) REST
12 15 (2.56%) Spring Boot
13 14 (2.39%) Vue.js
14 13 (2.22%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 149 (25.43%) Derivative
1 149 (25.43%) Equities
2 125 (21.33%) Fixed Income
3 61 (10.41%) Greenfield Project
4 37 (6.31%) Analytical Skills
5 33 (5.63%) Credit Risk
6 30 (5.12%) Hedge funds
7 28 (4.78%) Equity Derivative
8 25 (4.27%) Data Protection Act
9 18 (3.07%) Market Risk
10 13 (2.22%) Data Structures
10 13 (2.22%) Virtual Team
11 11 (1.88%) Grid Computing
11 11 (1.88%) OTC Derivatives
11 11 (1.88%) Self-Motivation
12 10 (1.71%) Algorithms
13 9 (1.54%) User Experience
14 6 (1.02%) Enterprise Software
14 6 (1.02%) N-Tier
14 6 (1.02%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 46 (7.85%) Unix
2 36 (6.14%) Linux
3 23 (3.92%) Windows
4 10 (1.71%) Windows Server
5 4 (0.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (0.34%) Solaris
6 2 (0.34%) Windows 10
6 2 (0.34%) Windows NT
6 2 (0.34%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.17%) Android
7 1 (0.17%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 153 (26.11%) Agile Software Development
2 127 (21.67%) Low Latency
3 104 (17.75%) Multithreading
4 90 (15.36%) Electronic Trading
5 69 (11.77%) Analytics
6 63 (10.75%) TDD
7 61 (10.41%) Risk Management
8 51 (8.70%) Software Engineering
9 49 (8.36%) Test Automation
10 48 (8.19%) Algorithmic Trading
11 47 (8.02%) SDLC
12 42 (7.17%) Concurrent Programming
13 38 (6.48%) Problem-Solving
14 36 (6.14%) Continuous Integration
14 36 (6.14%) Microservices
15 33 (5.63%) Mathematics
16 32 (5.46%) Data Protection
16 32 (5.46%) Unit Testing
17 30 (5.12%) OO
18 29 (4.95%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 235 (40.10%) Java
2 110 (18.77%) C#
3 86 (14.68%) SQL
4 82 (13.99%) JavaScript
5 77 (13.14%) Python
6 47 (8.02%) C++
7 33 (5.63%) Java 8
8 21 (3.58%) VB.NET
9 15 (2.56%) Scala
10 13 (2.22%) TypeScript
11 11 (1.88%) Perl
12 6 (1.02%) XAML
13 5 (0.85%) Bash Shell
13 5 (0.85%) R
14 4 (0.68%) C
14 4 (0.68%) ES6
14 4 (0.68%) PowerShell
15 3 (0.51%) MATLAB
15 3 (0.51%) PL/SQL
15 3 (0.51%) VBA
Qualifications
1 19 (3.24%) Degree
2 11 (1.88%) Computer Science Degree
3 10 (1.71%) PhD
4 4 (0.68%) PMI Certification
5 3 (0.51%) HNC
5 3 (0.51%) HND
5 3 (0.51%) ISEB
5 3 (0.51%) PMP
5 3 (0.51%) SC Cleared
5 3 (0.51%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.17%) CISSP
6 1 (0.17%) GIAC
6 1 (0.17%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (7.17%) QA
2 12 (2.05%) MiFID
3 2 (0.34%) EMIR
3 2 (0.34%) IFRS
3 2 (0.34%) SEPA
4 1 (0.17%) Data Quality
System Software
1 18 (3.07%) Docker
2 4 (0.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.51%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 2 (0.34%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.17%) BitLocker
5 1 (0.17%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 17 (2.90%) Kubernetes
2 5 (0.85%) Ansible
3 4 (0.68%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (0.34%) HP SIM
4 2 (0.34%) ITRS Geneos
4 2 (0.34%) Puppet
4 2 (0.34%) SCCM
5 1 (0.17%) Control-M
5 1 (0.17%) Istio
5 1 (0.17%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.17%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (0.17%) WSUS
Vendors
1 39 (6.66%) Microsoft
2 35 (5.97%) Oracle
3 24 (4.10%) OpenLink
4 20 (3.41%) Murex
5 15 (2.56%) Splunk
6 14 (2.39%) Sybase
7 12 (2.05%) SAP
8 7 (1.19%) ION Trading
8 7 (1.19%) Telerik
9 6 (1.02%) FXall
9 6 (1.02%) Solace
10 5 (0.85%) Charles River
10 5 (0.85%) HP
10 5 (0.85%) Reuters
10 5 (0.85%) VMware
11 4 (0.68%) Bloomberg
11 4 (0.68%) Cisco
11 4 (0.68%) Tableau
11 4 (0.68%) TIBCO
12 3 (0.51%) Red Hat