Period
to 12 November 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 12 November 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
12 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 308 247 165
Rank change year-on-year -61 -82 +126
Contract jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) 614 1,005 1,572
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.80% 1.07% 1.69%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.55% 3.28% 5.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 415 795 1,249
England median daily rate £600 £600 £625
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -4.00% +4.17%
10th Percentile £413 £450 £463
90th Percentile £794 £775 £775
UK median daily rate £600 £600 £600
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 2
England median hourly rate £35.00 £65.00 £46.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -46.15% +40.54% -
10th Percentile £26.30 £57.50 £45.13
90th Percentile £43.25 £72.50 £48.38
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £65.00 £47.50
% change year-on-year -46.15% +36.84% -

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 24,084 30,680 31,013
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 31.44% 32.63% 33.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 15,472 20,317 20,594
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £263 £275 £263
90th Percentile £675 £663 £650
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 942 945 916
England median hourly rate £22.50 £20.25 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.14% +1.23% -
10th Percentile £11.76 £12.24 £11.22
90th Percentile £53.75 £50.00 £47.83
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £20.12 £20.00
% change year-on-year +11.82% +0.61% -

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 12 November 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)
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) in England over the 6 months to 12 November 2019.

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 12 November 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 -36 578 £600 -4.00% 88
South West +8 14 £450 +59.29% 2
Midlands +48 9 £513 -
South East +34 6 £500 +29.03% 2
West Midlands - 5 £525 -
East Midlands +18 4 £494 -
North of England +32 3 £700 +55.56% 1
Yorkshire +21 2 £850 +78.95%
East of England +37 1 £300 - 1
North West +22 1 £550 +46.67% 1
Foreign Exchange (FX)
UK

For the 6 months to 12 November 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).

1 390 (63.52%) Finance
2 302 (49.19%) Front Office
3 291 (47.39%) Java
4 244 (39.74%) Equities
5 211 (34.36%) Agile Software Development
5 211 (34.36%) Banking
6 196 (31.92%) Fixed Income
7 191 (31.11%) Derivative
8 156 (25.41%) C#
9 155 (25.24%) Python
10 154 (25.08%) JavaScript
11 135 (21.99%) Analytics
12 114 (18.57%) Software Engineering
13 113 (18.40%) SQL
13 113 (18.40%) Microservices
14 105 (17.10%) AWS
15 103 (16.78%) Asset Management
16 102 (16.61%) React
17 101 (16.45%) Web Services
18 99 (16.12%) AngularJS
19 88 (14.33%) TDD
20 84 (13.68%) .NET
20 84 (13.68%) Investment Banking
21 83 (13.52%) Analytical Skills
22 81 (13.19%) C++
23 80 (13.03%) HTML
24 77 (12.54%) Hedge funds
25 75 (12.21%) Multithreading
26 74 (12.05%) SQL Server
27 71 (11.56%) Vue.js

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 (3.09%) Apache Spark
2 14 (2.28%) Confluence
3 7 (1.14%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (0.33%) Anypoint
4 2 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (0.33%) IBM HTTP Server
4 2 (0.33%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.16%) Cloud Foundry
5 1 (0.16%) IIS
Applications
1 16 (2.61%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (1.47%) MS Visio
3 8 (1.30%) Microsoft Office
4 5 (0.81%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.16%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.16%) Adobe Premiere
5 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.16%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 30 (4.89%) FINCAD Analytics
2 18 (2.93%) Endur
3 7 (1.14%) ION MarketView
4 6 (0.98%) thinkFolio
5 5 (0.81%) PolarLake
6 4 (0.65%) Markit EDM
6 4 (0.65%) SAP CO
6 4 (0.65%) SAP FI
6 4 (0.65%) SAP FI/CO
7 2 (0.33%) Actimize
7 2 (0.33%) RMDS
7 2 (0.33%) SAP S/4HANA
8 1 (0.16%) Distributed Ledger
8 1 (0.16%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 105 (17.10%) AWS
2 61 (9.93%) Azure
3 50 (8.14%) GCP
4 10 (1.63%) Cloud Computing
5 9 (1.47%) Power Platform
6 8 (1.30%) AWS Lambda
6 8 (1.30%) GitHub
6 8 (1.30%) Serverless
7 6 (0.98%) PaaS
8 5 (0.81%) Amazon S3
9 3 (0.49%) Office 365
10 2 (0.33%) Amazon ECS
10 2 (0.33%) AWS CloudFormation
10 2 (0.33%) IaaS
10 2 (0.33%) OpenShift
10 2 (0.33%) Route 53
10 2 (0.33%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 1 (0.16%) Amazon Cognito
11 1 (0.16%) Amazon SageMaker
11 1 (0.16%) AWS Fargate
Communications & Networking
1 7 (1.14%) HTTP
2 4 (0.65%) FIX Connectivity
3 3 (0.49%) Firewall
3 3 (0.49%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.33%) SSL
4 2 (0.33%) VPN
5 1 (0.16%) RTMP
5 1 (0.16%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 74 (12.05%) SQL Server
2 47 (7.65%) NoSQL
3 46 (7.49%) Amazon Athena
4 35 (5.70%) PostgreSQL
5 34 (5.54%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 33 (5.37%) Amazon Aurora
7 30 (4.89%) Flink
8 29 (4.72%) KDB
9 28 (4.56%) Relational Database
10 23 (3.75%) RDBMS
11 21 (3.42%) Kdb+
12 20 (3.26%) MongoDB
13 19 (3.09%) Apache Cassandra
13 19 (3.09%) Couchbase
14 17 (2.77%) DB2
15 16 (2.61%) Big Data
16 15 (2.44%) HBase
16 15 (2.44%) MariaDB
16 15 (2.44%) Neo4j
16 15 (2.44%) Redis
Development Applications
1 41 (6.68%) JIRA
2 37 (6.03%) RStudio
3 25 (4.07%) TeamCity
4 22 (3.58%) Git (software)
5 20 (3.26%) Maven
6 12 (1.95%) Subversion
7 11 (1.79%) Jenkins
8 6 (0.98%) Selenium
8 6 (0.98%) Sonatype Nexus
8 6 (0.98%) YourKit
9 4 (0.65%) Cucumber
9 4 (0.65%) Eclipse
9 4 (0.65%) JUnit
9 4 (0.65%) NetBeans
9 4 (0.65%) Visual Studio
9 4 (0.65%) WebDriver
10 3 (0.49%) Hudson
10 3 (0.49%) Moq
10 3 (0.49%) SpecFlow
11 2 (0.33%) CircleCI
General
1 390 (63.52%) Finance
2 302 (49.19%) Front Office
3 211 (34.36%) Banking
4 84 (13.68%) Investment Banking
5 23 (3.75%) Financial Institution
6 13 (2.12%) Back Office
7 11 (1.79%) Legal
8 7 (1.14%) Manufacturing
9 5 (0.81%) Retail
10 4 (0.65%) Prime Brokerage
10 4 (0.65%) Retail Banking
11 2 (0.33%) General Ledger
11 2 (0.33%) Telecoms
12 1 (0.16%) Advertising
12 1 (0.16%) Corporate Banking
12 1 (0.16%) German Language
12 1 (0.16%) International Banking
12 1 (0.16%) Marketing
12 1 (0.16%) Military
Job Titles
1 378 (61.56%) Developer
2 168 (27.36%) Java Developer
3 102 (16.61%) Analyst
4 95 (15.47%) Senior Developer
5 72 (11.73%) C# Developer
6 59 (9.61%) Senior Java Developer
7 52 (8.47%) Business Analyst
8 42 (6.84%) Front Office Developer
9 41 (6.68%) Python Developer
9 41 (6.68%) Quantitative Developer
10 38 (6.19%) AWS Developer
10 38 (6.19%) Full Stack Developer
11 32 (5.21%) Lead Developer
12 22 (3.58%) Electronic Trading Developer
12 22 (3.58%) Software Engineer
13 21 (3.42%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
14 20 (3.26%) JavaScript Developer
15 19 (3.09%) Java Engineer
16 18 (2.93%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
16 18 (2.93%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 102 (16.61%) React
2 101 (16.45%) Web Services
3 99 (16.12%) AngularJS
4 84 (13.68%) .NET
5 80 (13.03%) HTML
6 71 (11.56%) Vue.js
7 67 (10.91%) CSS
8 66 (10.75%) Kafka
9 65 (10.59%) J2EE
10 48 (7.82%) FIX Protocol
11 28 (4.56%) HTML5
12 23 (3.75%) Node.js
12 23 (3.75%) Spring
13 22 (3.58%) REST
14 19 (3.09%) XML
15 16 (2.61%) Swing
16 15 (2.44%) Pandas
17 14 (2.28%) J2SE
17 14 (2.28%) NumPy
17 14 (2.28%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 244 (39.74%) Equities
2 196 (31.92%) Fixed Income
3 191 (31.11%) Derivative
4 83 (13.52%) Analytical Skills
5 77 (12.54%) Hedge funds
6 64 (10.42%) Greenfield Project
7 43 (7.00%) Equity Derivative
8 29 (4.72%) Market Risk
9 25 (4.07%) Credit Risk
10 24 (3.91%) Blog
11 19 (3.09%) Data Structures
12 15 (2.44%) Public Cloud
12 15 (2.44%) Reference Data
13 9 (1.47%) Algorithms
14 8 (1.30%) Grid Computing
14 8 (1.30%) Self-Motivation
15 7 (1.14%) iPad
16 6 (0.98%) User Experience
16 6 (0.98%) Virtual Team
17 5 (0.81%) OTC Derivatives
Operating Systems
1 36 (5.86%) Unix
2 32 (5.21%) Linux
3 25 (4.07%) Windows
4 9 (1.47%) Windows Server
5 4 (0.65%) Solaris
5 4 (0.65%) Windows NT
6 3 (0.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.33%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.16%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 211 (34.36%) Agile Software Development
2 135 (21.99%) Analytics
3 114 (18.57%) Software Engineering
4 113 (18.40%) Microservices
5 103 (16.78%) Asset Management
6 88 (14.33%) TDD
7 75 (12.21%) Multithreading
8 70 (11.40%) OO
9 68 (11.07%) Electronic Trading
10 67 (10.91%) Low Latency
11 66 (10.75%) Continuous Integration
12 59 (9.61%) OOP
13 56 (9.12%) Computer Science
14 55 (8.96%) Portfolio Management
14 55 (8.96%) Unit Testing
15 48 (7.82%) Fund Accounting
15 48 (7.82%) SDLC
16 46 (7.49%) Investment Management
17 45 (7.33%) Problem-Solving
18 41 (6.68%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 291 (47.39%) Java
2 156 (25.41%) C#
3 155 (25.24%) Python
4 154 (25.08%) JavaScript
5 113 (18.40%) SQL
6 81 (13.19%) C++
7 51 (8.31%) R
8 23 (3.75%) Scala
9 18 (2.93%) Kotlin
9 18 (2.93%) VB.NET
10 13 (2.12%) TypeScript
11 11 (1.79%) Perl
12 9 (1.47%) Java 8
13 7 (1.14%) VBA
14 6 (0.98%) Groovy
14 6 (0.98%) PowerShell
15 5 (0.81%) C
16 4 (0.65%) Haskell
17 3 (0.49%) C-shell
17 3 (0.49%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 41 (6.68%) Degree
2 17 (2.77%) Computer Science Degree
3 10 (1.63%) Security Cleared
4 9 (1.47%) PhD
4 9 (1.47%) SC Cleared
5 5 (0.81%) ITIL Certification
5 5 (0.81%) PMI Certification
6 4 (0.65%) ISEB
7 3 (0.49%) CISSP
7 3 (0.49%) HNC
7 3 (0.49%) HND
7 3 (0.49%) ISTQB
8 2 (0.33%) PMP
9 1 (0.16%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 1 (0.16%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.16%) CCSP
9 1 (0.16%) CEH
9 1 (0.16%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.16%) Master's Degree
9 1 (0.16%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (5.05%) QA
2 13 (2.12%) MiFID
3 5 (0.81%) EMIR
3 5 (0.81%) NIST
4 2 (0.33%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.33%) NIST 800
4 2 (0.33%) PSD2
5 1 (0.16%) AIFMD
5 1 (0.16%) Dodd-Frank
5 1 (0.16%) IFRS
5 1 (0.16%) PMO
5 1 (0.16%) SLA
5 1 (0.16%) UCITS
System Software
1 19 (3.09%) Docker
2 2 (0.33%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.33%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 1 (0.16%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 19 (3.09%) Kubernetes
2 7 (1.14%) HP Quality Center
3 5 (0.81%) Ansible
4 3 (0.49%) SCCM
5 2 (0.33%) BladeLogic
5 2 (0.33%) ITRS Geneos
5 2 (0.33%) Terraform
6 1 (0.16%) Control-M
6 1 (0.16%) Docker Swarm
6 1 (0.16%) WSUS
Vendors
1 58 (9.45%) Microsoft
2 46 (7.49%) Oracle
3 33 (5.37%) Sybase
4 27 (4.40%) Remedy
5 21 (3.42%) OpenLink
6 16 (2.61%) Google
7 15 (2.44%) Murex
8 12 (1.95%) Charles River
9 11 (1.79%) SAP
10 10 (1.63%) Bloomberg
11 9 (1.47%) Splunk
12 7 (1.14%) ION Trading
13 6 (0.98%) Reuters
13 6 (0.98%) Siemens
13 6 (0.98%) TIBCO
14 5 (0.81%) Wallstreet Suite
15 4 (0.65%) HP
15 4 (0.65%) ServiceNow
15 4 (0.65%) Tableau
16 2 (0.33%) MuleSoft