Period
to 8 April 2020

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 8 April 2020 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
8 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 241 358 208
Rank change year-on-year +117 -150 +7
Contract jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) 586 645 1,279
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.07% 0.73% 1.37%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.31% 2.27% 4.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 467 525 1,031
Median daily rate £650 £650 £675
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -3.70% +12.50%
10th Percentile £508 £413 £475
90th Percentile £788 £775 £825
UK median daily rate £650 £625 £675
% change year-on-year +4.00% -7.34% +12.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Median hourly rate £28.00 - £24.00
UK median hourly rate £28.00 - £24.00

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 England with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 17,705 28,413 30,559
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 32.29% 32.06% 32.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,157 18,630 20,212
Median daily rate £475 £475 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.70% +5.11%
10th Percentile £250 £281 £268
90th Percentile £675 £675 £663
UK median daily rate £471 £475 £450
% change year-on-year -0.79% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 841 904 951
Median hourly rate £25.50 £21.34 £21.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.49% -1.66% +8.79%
10th Percentile £12.61 £12.00 £11.44
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.00 £50.75
Median hourly rate £26.44 £21.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year +25.90% -2.33% +9.36%

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Foreign Exchange (FX) as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) in England.

Daily rate trend for Foreign Exchange (FX) in England

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) in England over the 6 months to 8 April 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Foreign Exchange (FX) in England

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) in England.

Hourly rate trend for Foreign Exchange (FX) in England

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) in England over the 6 months to 8 April 2020.

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 8 April 2020. 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 +81 567 £650 - 69
Midlands +69 9 £525 +26.51% 2
North of England +77 5 £463 +68.18%
West Midlands +66 5 £525 +26.89% 1
South West +40 4 £300 +57.89% 2
East Midlands +31 4 £513 +20.59% 1
North West +44 3 £500 +81.82%
North East - 2 £425 -
Foreign Exchange (FX)
UK

For the 6 months to 8 April 2020, 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).

1 345 (58.87%) Finance
2 344 (58.70%) Front Office
3 330 (56.31%) Java
4 302 (51.54%) Banking
5 261 (44.54%) Agile Software Development
6 209 (35.67%) Fixed Income
7 203 (34.64%) JavaScript
8 180 (30.72%) Equities
9 171 (29.18%) Investment Banking
9 171 (29.18%) Derivative
10 158 (26.96%) Web Services
11 157 (26.79%) React
12 153 (26.11%) C#
13 152 (25.94%) Python
14 151 (25.77%) AWS
15 148 (25.26%) SQL
16 142 (24.23%) Hedge funds
17 141 (24.06%) Asset Management
18 139 (23.72%) Software Engineering
19 133 (22.70%) AngularJS
20 117 (19.97%) Multithreading
21 106 (18.09%) Azure
22 105 (17.92%) Electronic Trading
23 101 (17.24%) Microservices
24 99 (16.89%) GCP
25 90 (15.36%) TDD
26 86 (14.68%) Investment Management
27 85 (14.51%) Low Latency
27 85 (14.51%) HTML
27 85 (14.51%) DevOps

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 (3.24%) Apache Spark
2 13 (2.22%) Oracle Coherence
3 10 (1.71%) Elasticsearch
4 5 (0.85%) Apache
5 2 (0.34%) IIS
5 2 (0.34%) MQSeries
6 1 (0.17%) Apache Qpid
6 1 (0.17%) Cloud Foundry
6 1 (0.17%) Confluence
6 1 (0.17%) DataSynapse
6 1 (0.17%) Oracle Application Server
6 1 (0.17%) SharePoint
Applications
1 12 (2.05%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (1.02%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.17%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.17%) Adobe Premiere
3 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.17%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.17%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 34 (5.80%) FINCAD Analytics
2 23 (3.92%) Markit EDM
3 20 (3.41%) SimCorp Dimension
4 9 (1.54%) ION MarketView
5 7 (1.19%) thinkFolio
6 5 (0.85%) Distributed Ledger
7 3 (0.51%) BusinessWorks
7 3 (0.51%) Endur
7 3 (0.51%) PolarLake
7 3 (0.51%) RMDS
8 2 (0.34%) SAP ERP
9 1 (0.17%) Oracle Assets
9 1 (0.17%) Oracle Cash Management
9 1 (0.17%) Oracle EBS
9 1 (0.17%) Oracle FAH
9 1 (0.17%) Oracle General Ledger
9 1 (0.17%) Oracle Payables
9 1 (0.17%) Oracle Receivables
9 1 (0.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 1 (0.17%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 151 (25.77%) AWS
2 106 (18.09%) Azure
3 99 (16.89%) GCP
4 34 (5.80%) AWS Step Functions
5 15 (2.56%) Amazon ECS
5 15 (2.56%) Amazon SQS
6 7 (1.19%) PaaS
7 6 (1.02%) GitHub
8 5 (0.85%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (0.51%) IaaS
9 3 (0.51%) npm
9 3 (0.51%) SaaS
10 2 (0.34%) Power Platform
11 1 (0.17%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 1 (0.17%) Amazon EMR
11 1 (0.17%) Amazon S3
11 1 (0.17%) AWS Lambda
11 1 (0.17%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 17 (2.90%) RTMP
2 6 (1.02%) Firewall
2 6 (1.02%) TCP/IP
3 4 (0.68%) HTTP
3 4 (0.68%) Multicast
4 3 (0.51%) SSL
5 2 (0.34%) VPN
6 1 (0.17%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.17%) MQTT
6 1 (0.17%) Reverse Proxy
6 1 (0.17%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (9.73%) NoSQL
2 46 (7.85%) Relational Database
3 42 (7.17%) Amazon Athena
3 42 (7.17%) MongoDB
4 38 (6.48%) Redis
5 37 (6.31%) PostgreSQL
6 36 (6.14%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 36 (6.14%) SQL Server
7 30 (5.12%) RDBMS
8 29 (4.95%) Amazon Aurora
8 29 (4.95%) Apache Cassandra
9 27 (4.61%) Couchbase
9 27 (4.61%) DB2
9 27 (4.61%) HBase
9 27 (4.61%) MariaDB
9 27 (4.61%) Neo4j
10 16 (2.73%) Amazon Redshift
11 13 (2.22%) Flink
11 13 (2.22%) Tick Data
12 12 (2.05%) KDB
Development Applications
1 45 (7.68%) Jenkins
2 34 (5.80%) JIRA
3 29 (4.95%) Git (software)
4 25 (4.27%) RStudio
5 23 (3.92%) Subversion
6 21 (3.58%) TeamCity
7 16 (2.73%) JUnit
8 15 (2.56%) NUnit
9 14 (2.39%) Maven
10 12 (2.05%) Octopus Deploy
11 9 (1.54%) Gradle
11 9 (1.54%) Mockito
12 8 (1.37%) Visual Studio
13 6 (1.02%) ReSharper
14 5 (0.85%) Selenium
15 4 (0.68%) GitLab
15 4 (0.68%) Grunt
15 4 (0.68%) SonarQube
15 4 (0.68%) Team Foundation Server
16 3 (0.51%) webpack
General
1 345 (58.87%) Finance
2 344 (58.70%) Front Office
3 302 (51.54%) Banking
4 171 (29.18%) Investment Banking
5 11 (1.88%) Back Office
6 7 (1.19%) Retail
7 3 (0.51%) Financial Institution
7 3 (0.51%) Legal
8 2 (0.34%) Retail Banking
8 2 (0.34%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.17%) Advertising
9 1 (0.17%) Corporate Banking
9 1 (0.17%) General Ledger
9 1 (0.17%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 385 (65.70%) Developer
2 177 (30.20%) Java Developer
3 91 (15.53%) Front Office Developer
4 82 (13.99%) Senior Developer
5 79 (13.48%) AWS Developer
6 62 (10.58%) Analyst
7 53 (9.04%) Electronic Trading Developer
8 52 (8.87%) C# Developer
8 52 (8.87%) Python Developer
9 49 (8.36%) Full Stack Developer
10 47 (8.02%) Senior Java Developer
11 46 (7.85%) JavaScript Developer
12 43 (7.34%) AWS Engineer
12 43 (7.34%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
13 37 (6.31%) Architect
14 33 (5.63%) Business Analyst
15 29 (4.95%) Quantitative Developer
16 25 (4.27%) React Developer
17 24 (4.10%) UI Developer
18 23 (3.92%) Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 158 (26.96%) Web Services
2 157 (26.79%) React
3 133 (22.70%) AngularJS
4 85 (14.51%) HTML
5 81 (13.82%) .NET
6 73 (12.46%) CSS
7 72 (12.29%) Vue.js
8 64 (10.92%) J2EE
9 56 (9.56%) Node.js
10 51 (8.70%) HTML5
10 51 (8.70%) Spring
11 42 (7.17%) WPF
12 39 (6.66%) Spring Boot
13 29 (4.95%) FIX Protocol
13 29 (4.95%) Kafka
14 27 (4.61%) Redux
15 25 (4.27%) Hibernate
16 19 (3.24%) Middleware
16 19 (3.24%) Sass
16 19 (3.24%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 209 (35.67%) Fixed Income
2 180 (30.72%) Equities
3 171 (29.18%) Derivative
4 142 (24.23%) Hedge funds
5 78 (13.31%) Analytical Skills
6 40 (6.83%) Equity Derivative
7 38 (6.48%) Blog
8 37 (6.31%) Greenfield Project
9 31 (5.29%) Data Structures
10 24 (4.10%) Reference Data
11 23 (3.92%) Market Risk
12 20 (3.41%) User Experience
13 17 (2.90%) Credit Risk
14 10 (1.71%) Virtual Team
15 8 (1.37%) Algorithms
15 8 (1.37%) Enterprise Software
16 7 (1.19%) Grid Computing
16 7 (1.19%) Public Cloud
17 3 (0.51%) Management Information System
18 2 (0.34%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 25 (4.27%) Linux
2 13 (2.22%) Unix
3 11 (1.88%) Windows
4 5 (0.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (0.34%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.17%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.17%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 261 (44.54%) Agile Software Development
2 141 (24.06%) Asset Management
3 139 (23.72%) Software Engineering
4 117 (19.97%) Multithreading
5 105 (17.92%) Electronic Trading
6 101 (17.24%) Microservices
7 90 (15.36%) TDD
8 86 (14.68%) Investment Management
9 85 (14.51%) DevOps
9 85 (14.51%) Low Latency
10 84 (14.33%) Portfolio Management
11 75 (12.80%) Analytics
12 60 (10.24%) Business Analysis
13 56 (9.56%) Test Automation
14 54 (9.22%) SDLC
15 53 (9.04%) Decision-Making
16 48 (8.19%) BDD
16 48 (8.19%) Continuous Integration
17 45 (7.68%) Mathematics
18 44 (7.51%) Algorithmic Trading
Programming Languages
1 330 (56.31%) Java
2 203 (34.64%) JavaScript
3 153 (26.11%) C#
4 152 (25.94%) Python
5 148 (25.26%) SQL
6 56 (9.56%) C++
7 48 (8.19%) Kotlin
8 38 (6.48%) TypeScript
9 21 (3.58%) Java 8
10 20 (3.41%) Scala
11 15 (2.56%) R
12 11 (1.88%) C
12 11 (1.88%) VBA
13 10 (1.71%) PHP
14 6 (1.02%) Haskell
14 6 (1.02%) Perl
15 4 (0.68%) T-SQL
15 4 (0.68%) XAML
16 3 (0.51%) ES6
17 2 (0.34%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 52 (8.87%) Degree
2 20 (3.41%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (0.34%) ISEB
3 2 (0.34%) Master's Degree
4 1 (0.17%) (ISC)2 CCSP
4 1 (0.17%) AWS Certification
4 1 (0.17%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (0.17%) CCSP
4 1 (0.17%) CEH
4 1 (0.17%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (0.17%) CISSP
4 1 (0.17%) CompTIA Security+
4 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.17%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (3.75%) QA
2 5 (0.85%) MiFID
3 3 (0.51%) Data Quality
3 3 (0.51%) EMIR
4 2 (0.34%) IFRS
4 2 (0.34%) Solvency II
5 1 (0.17%) AIFMD
5 1 (0.17%) Dodd-Frank
5 1 (0.17%) PSD2
5 1 (0.17%) SEPA
5 1 (0.17%) SLA
5 1 (0.17%) UCITS
System Software
1 23 (3.92%) Docker
Systems Management
1 17 (2.90%) Terraform
2 5 (0.85%) Ansible
3 4 (0.68%) Kubernetes
4 3 (0.51%) BladeLogic
4 3 (0.51%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (0.34%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.17%) Docker Swarm
6 1 (0.17%) Grafana
6 1 (0.17%) Kibana
6 1 (0.17%) logstash
6 1 (0.17%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 64 (10.92%) Oracle
2 57 (9.73%) Google
3 30 (5.12%) Charles River
3 30 (5.12%) Sybase
4 29 (4.95%) Bloomberg
5 26 (4.44%) Microsoft
6 21 (3.58%) Calypso
6 21 (3.58%) GoldenSource
6 21 (3.58%) SimCorp
7 18 (3.07%) Remedy
8 17 (2.90%) TIBCO
9 12 (2.05%) ION Trading
10 11 (1.88%) Murex
10 11 (1.88%) Splunk
11 8 (1.37%) Terracotta
12 7 (1.19%) IBM
13 6 (1.02%) Reuters
14 5 (0.85%) Red Hat
14 5 (0.85%) Solace
14 5 (0.85%) Tableau