Period
to 22 May 2018

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 22 May 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)
UK > England
6 months to
22 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 226 195 221
Rank change year-on-year -31 +26 +14
Contract jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) 1,134 1,167 1,165
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.23% 1.40% 1.20%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.62% 4.13% 3.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 889 906 956
England median daily rate £675 £600 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% - -
10th Percentile £475 £456 £425
90th Percentile £838 £750 £731
UK median daily rate £675 £600 £600
% change year-on-year +12.50% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 7
England median hourly rate £34.50 £42.50 £47.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.82% -10.53% +251.85%
10th Percentile £25.85 £24.25 £20.45
90th Percentile £45.15 £60.75 £91.00
UK median hourly rate £34.50 £42.50 £47.50
% change year-on-year -18.82% -10.53% +251.85%

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 31,362 28,264 32,791
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 34.07% 33.91% 33.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 20,712 18,447 21,708
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.66%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £250
90th Percentile £663 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £450 £440 £425
% change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 980 1,004 1,092
England median hourly rate £22.21 £19.80 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.17% -5.71% +19.32%
10th Percentile £11.60 £11.25 £11.50
90th Percentile £52.53 £50.00 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £21.90 £20.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year +9.50% -4.76% +17.55%

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 22 May 2018.

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)
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) in England over the 6 months to 22 May 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 22 May 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
London -20 1,115 £675 +12.50% 136
North of England -7 8 £450 -27.13% 3
Yorkshire +1 6 £450 - 1
East of England -3 4 £525 - 3
South East -31 3 £475 -5.00% 3
South West +7 2 £525 +23.53% 1
North West -24 2 £450 -23.08% 2
Midlands -19 1 £425 -10.53%
West Midlands -27 1 £425 -10.53%
Foreign Exchange (FX)
UK

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 England region with a requirement for Foreign Exchange (FX).

1 563 (49.65%) Front Office
2 504 (44.44%) Finance
3 454 (40.04%) Banking
4 429 (37.83%) Java
5 377 (33.25%) Electronic Trading
6 337 (29.72%) C#
7 336 (29.63%) Low Latency
8 250 (22.05%) Multithreading
9 237 (20.90%) SQL
10 235 (20.72%) Agile Software Development
11 228 (20.11%) C++
12 204 (17.99%) Investment Banking
13 191 (16.84%) .NET
14 150 (13.23%) Linux
14 150 (13.23%) Derivative
15 144 (12.70%) Fixed Income
15 144 (12.70%) Equities
16 138 (12.17%) Unix
17 137 (12.08%) Python
18 130 (11.46%) Algorithmic Trading
19 125 (11.02%) JavaScript
20 118 (10.41%) Risk Management
21 111 (9.79%) FIX Protocol
22 110 (9.70%) E-Commerce
23 104 (9.17%) WPF
24 97 (8.55%) OO
25 90 (7.94%) AngularJS
26 89 (7.85%) TIBCO
27 84 (7.41%) TDD
28 82 (7.23%) HTML

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 19 (1.68%) JBoss
2 17 (1.50%) Tomcat
3 14 (1.23%) Oracle Coherence
4 10 (0.88%) Confluence
5 9 (0.79%) Apache
6 8 (0.71%) Apache Spark
7 4 (0.35%) DataSynapse
7 4 (0.35%) SharePoint
8 3 (0.26%) SAS
9 2 (0.18%) Apache Pig
9 2 (0.18%) Apache Solr
9 2 (0.18%) CMS
9 2 (0.18%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (0.18%) Tuxedo
10 1 (0.088%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.088%) MQSeries
10 1 (0.088%) PegaRULES
10 1 (0.088%) Umbraco
10 1 (0.088%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.088%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 24 (2.12%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (0.88%) Spreadsheet
3 4 (0.35%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (0.35%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.088%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 31 (2.73%) ION MarketView
2 17 (1.50%) Markit EDM
3 15 (1.32%) Eagle PACE
4 14 (1.23%) Front Arena
4 14 (1.23%) thinkFolio
5 12 (1.06%) PolarLake
6 6 (0.53%) Bloomberg AIM
7 5 (0.44%) Kondor
8 3 (0.26%) BusinessWorks
8 3 (0.26%) Oracle Cash Management
8 3 (0.26%) RMDS
8 3 (0.26%) Summit
9 2 (0.18%) Murex MxG2000
9 2 (0.18%) Orchestrade
10 1 (0.088%) Actimize
10 1 (0.088%) SAP CO
10 1 (0.088%) SAP FI
10 1 (0.088%) SAP FI/CO
10 1 (0.088%) SAP S/4HANA
10 1 (0.088%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 33 (2.91%) Amazon AWS
2 21 (1.85%) GitHub
3 9 (0.79%) npm
4 8 (0.71%) Yarn
5 7 (0.62%) Microsoft Azure
6 6 (0.53%) Cloud Computing
7 4 (0.35%) Amazon S3
7 4 (0.35%) IaaS
8 3 (0.26%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 3 (0.26%) Amazon EC2
8 3 (0.26%) AWS Lambda
8 3 (0.26%) CloudFront
8 3 (0.26%) PaaS
8 3 (0.26%) Route 53
8 3 (0.26%) Serverless
8 3 (0.26%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 2 (0.18%) SaaS
10 1 (0.088%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 12 (1.06%) Firewall
2 11 (0.97%) Multicast
3 7 (0.62%) VPN
4 5 (0.44%) LAN
4 5 (0.44%) WAN
5 4 (0.35%) DHCP
5 4 (0.35%) DNS
5 4 (0.35%) Internet
5 4 (0.35%) Intranet
5 4 (0.35%) TCP/IP
6 3 (0.26%) Broadband
6 3 (0.26%) FIX Connectivity
6 3 (0.26%) HTTP
6 3 (0.26%) MPLS
6 3 (0.26%) Network Security
6 3 (0.26%) VLAN
7 1 (0.088%) GSM
7 1 (0.088%) Kerberos
7 1 (0.088%) PPP
7 1 (0.088%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 69 (6.08%) SQL Server
2 45 (3.97%) Blockchain
3 28 (2.47%) KDB
3 28 (2.47%) Relational Database
4 17 (1.50%) Big Data
5 11 (0.97%) MongoDB
6 10 (0.88%) SQL Server 2014
7 9 (0.79%) Hadoop
7 9 (0.79%) Oracle Database
7 9 (0.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 8 (0.71%) SQL Server 2008
8 8 (0.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 7 (0.62%) NoSQL
10 6 (0.53%) Data Warehouse
10 6 (0.53%) RDBMS
10 6 (0.53%) Tick Data
11 5 (0.44%) DB2
11 5 (0.44%) Geospatial Data
11 5 (0.44%) GIS
11 5 (0.44%) JasperReports
Development Applications
1 49 (4.32%) TeamCity
2 48 (4.23%) JIRA
3 41 (3.62%) Jenkins
4 35 (3.09%) Git (software)
5 26 (2.29%) Maven
6 18 (1.59%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 17 (1.50%) JUnit
7 17 (1.50%) Subversion
8 14 (1.23%) ReSharper
8 14 (1.23%) Visual Studio Team System
9 12 (1.06%) Selenium
10 11 (0.97%) NUnit
11 9 (0.79%) Cucumber
11 9 (0.79%) MSBuild
12 8 (0.71%) Jasmine
12 8 (0.71%) SpecFlow
13 7 (0.62%) Moq
14 6 (0.53%) Visual Studio
15 5 (0.44%) Ant
15 5 (0.44%) CruiseControl
General
1 563 (49.65%) Front Office
2 504 (44.44%) Finance
3 454 (40.04%) Banking
4 204 (17.99%) Investment Banking
5 60 (5.29%) Back Office
6 33 (2.91%) Financial Institution
7 8 (0.71%) Legal
8 6 (0.53%) Games
9 4 (0.35%) General Ledger
10 3 (0.26%) Private Banking
11 2 (0.18%) French Language
11 2 (0.18%) Retail
11 2 (0.18%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.088%) Advertising
12 1 (0.088%) Billing
12 1 (0.088%) Prime Brokerage
12 1 (0.088%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 750 (66.14%) Developer
2 279 (24.60%) Java Developer
3 215 (18.96%) Analyst
4 208 (18.34%) C# Developer
5 181 (15.96%) Electronic Trading Developer
6 146 (12.87%) Senior Developer
7 140 (12.35%) Front Office Developer
8 131 (11.55%) Business Analyst
9 112 (9.88%) C++ Developer
10 95 (8.38%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
11 82 (7.23%) FX Business Analyst
12 75 (6.61%) .NET Developer
13 69 (6.08%) Senior Java Developer
14 58 (5.11%) Low Latency Java Developer
15 57 (5.03%) Quantitative Developer
16 49 (4.32%) C# Developer - Electronic Trading
17 47 (4.14%) C# .NET Developer
17 47 (4.14%) Senior C# Developer
18 43 (3.79%) WPF Developer
19 41 (3.62%) C# WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 191 (16.84%) .NET
2 111 (9.79%) FIX Protocol
3 104 (9.17%) WPF
4 90 (7.94%) AngularJS
5 82 (7.23%) HTML
6 76 (6.70%) React
7 62 (5.47%) Rendezvous
8 55 (4.85%) CSS
9 50 (4.41%) .NET Framework
10 42 (3.70%) ASP.NET
11 40 (3.53%) Middleware
11 40 (3.53%) WCF
12 38 (3.35%) HTML5
12 38 (3.35%) RESTful
13 37 (3.26%) Reactive Extensions
14 36 (3.17%) REST
15 35 (3.09%) ASP.NET Web API
16 34 (3.00%) Kafka
16 34 (3.00%) Node.js
17 33 (2.91%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 150 (13.23%) Derivative
2 144 (12.70%) Equities
2 144 (12.70%) Fixed Income
3 80 (7.05%) Analytical Skills
4 74 (6.53%) Greenfield Project
5 67 (5.91%) Fintech
6 53 (4.67%) Computer Science
7 37 (3.26%) Algorithms
8 33 (2.91%) Online Banking
9 23 (2.03%) Exotic Derivative
10 20 (1.76%) OTC Derivatives
11 18 (1.59%) Equity Derivative
12 16 (1.41%) Credit Derivative
13 15 (1.32%) Data Structures
14 14 (1.23%) Hedge funds
14 14 (1.23%) Hybrid Cloud
14 14 (1.23%) Interest Rate Derivative
14 14 (1.23%) Market Risk
14 14 (1.23%) SWIFT
15 10 (0.88%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 150 (13.23%) Linux
2 138 (12.17%) Unix
3 30 (2.65%) Windows
4 22 (1.94%) Solaris
5 19 (1.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (0.44%) Android
7 3 (0.26%) Windows Server
8 2 (0.18%) Mac OS
8 2 (0.18%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.088%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 377 (33.25%) Electronic Trading
2 336 (29.63%) Low Latency
3 250 (22.05%) Multithreading
4 235 (20.72%) Agile Software Development
5 130 (11.46%) Algorithmic Trading
6 118 (10.41%) Risk Management
7 110 (9.70%) E-Commerce
8 97 (8.55%) OO
9 84 (7.41%) TDD
10 81 (7.14%) Software Engineering
11 77 (6.79%) Analytics
12 73 (6.44%) Microservices
13 67 (5.91%) Test Automation
14 63 (5.56%) Open Source
15 62 (5.47%) DevOps
16 59 (5.20%) Continuous Integration
17 58 (5.11%) Problem-Solving
17 58 (5.11%) Project Management
18 54 (4.76%) Mathematics
19 53 (4.67%) Performance Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 429 (37.83%) Java
2 337 (29.72%) C#
3 237 (20.90%) SQL
4 228 (20.11%) C++
5 137 (12.08%) Python
6 125 (11.02%) JavaScript
7 45 (3.97%) Java 8
8 41 (3.62%) TypeScript
9 34 (3.00%) Bash Shell
10 31 (2.73%) C
11 22 (1.94%) Perl
11 22 (1.94%) Scala
12 16 (1.41%) VBA
13 13 (1.15%) T-SQL
14 10 (0.88%) Shell Script
15 9 (0.79%) ES6
16 8 (0.71%) Korn
17 7 (0.62%) PowerShell
18 6 (0.53%) PL/SQL
19 5 (0.44%) VB
Qualifications
1 74 (6.53%) Degree
2 33 (2.91%) Computer Science Degree
3 26 (2.29%) PhD
4 7 (0.62%) Numerate Degree
5 5 (0.44%) PMI Certification
5 5 (0.44%) PMP
5 5 (0.44%) SC Cleared
5 5 (0.44%) Security Cleared
6 4 (0.35%) ISEB
6 4 (0.35%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.088%) CCA
7 1 (0.088%) CCNP
7 1 (0.088%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (3.97%) MiFID
2 36 (3.17%) QA
3 18 (1.59%) EMIR
4 9 (0.79%) Dodd-Frank
5 4 (0.35%) SEPA
6 3 (0.26%) PMO
7 2 (0.18%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.18%) IFRS
7 2 (0.18%) SLA
7 2 (0.18%) TARGET2
8 1 (0.088%) COREP
8 1 (0.088%) FATCA
8 1 (0.088%) ISO 20022
8 1 (0.088%) PSD2
8 1 (0.088%) Solvency II
System Software
1 37 (3.26%) Docker
2 7 (0.62%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.26%) Terminal Server
4 1 (0.088%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 1 (0.088%) HDFS
4 1 (0.088%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.088%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (0.62%) Control-M
2 5 (0.44%) Ansible
2 5 (0.44%) CA Spectrum
3 4 (0.35%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (0.26%) BladeLogic
4 3 (0.26%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.088%) CA Service Virtualization
5 1 (0.088%) Hadoop YARN
5 1 (0.088%) HP ALM
5 1 (0.088%) Kibana
5 1 (0.088%) logstash
5 1 (0.088%) Oozie
5 1 (0.088%) SCCM
5 1 (0.088%) WSUS
Vendors
1 89 (7.85%) TIBCO
2 82 (7.23%) Oracle
3 57 (5.03%) Bloomberg
4 36 (3.17%) ION Trading
4 36 (3.17%) Sybase
5 35 (3.09%) Microsoft
6 33 (2.91%) FXall
6 33 (2.91%) Reuters
7 31 (2.73%) Murex
8 20 (1.76%) Charles River
9 18 (1.59%) Solace
10 17 (1.50%) Calypso
11 14 (1.23%) Atlassian
11 14 (1.23%) Capita
11 14 (1.23%) SimCorp
12 11 (0.97%) Talarian
13 10 (0.88%) Currenex
14 8 (0.71%) Google
15 7 (0.62%) Red Hat
15 7 (0.62%) Typemock