Period
to 5 August 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 5 August 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
5 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 135 352 233
Rank change year-on-year +217 -119 -59
Contract jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) 590 568 1,110
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.87% 0.68% 1.18%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 5.50% 2.14% 3.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 515 445 870
Median daily rate £650 £625 £650
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.00% -3.85% +8.33%
10th Percentile £525 £438 £450
90th Percentile £813 £775 £825
UK median daily rate £650 £625 £650
% change year-on-year +4.00% -3.85% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 3
Median hourly rate £35.00 £41.25 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.15% -8.33% +5.88%
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £28.75 £45.00
% change year-on-year +21.74% -36.11% -

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 10,719 26,524 30,797
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 33.91% 31.95% 32.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,825 17,110 20,035
Median daily rate £500 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £263 £280 £275
90th Percentile £725 £675 £675
UK median daily rate £481 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +1.21% +2.70% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 463 949 961
Median hourly rate £33.00 £20.96 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +57.48% -2.53% +10.26%
10th Percentile £12.93 £11.63 £12.00
90th Percentile £52.50 £53.00 £50.75
Median hourly rate £31.25 £20.75 £21.33
% change year-on-year +50.60% -2.70% +6.63%

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 5 August 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)
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 5 August 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 +135 577 £650 +4.00% 63
North of England +112 4 £463 -33.93% 1
East of England +84 4 £650 +116.67%
North West +84 3 £500 +21.21% 1
Midlands +89 2 - - 2
West Midlands +73 2 - - 2
South East +166 1 £525 +23.53%
South West +92 1 £250 +19.05%
North East - 1 £425 -
Foreign Exchange (FX)
UK

For the 6 months to 5 August 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).

1 403 (68.31%) Front Office
2 360 (61.02%) Finance
3 338 (57.29%) Java
4 328 (55.59%) Agile Software Development
5 306 (51.86%) Fixed Income
6 301 (51.02%) Banking
7 267 (45.25%) Equities
7 267 (45.25%) Derivative
8 227 (38.47%) JavaScript
9 224 (37.97%) Investment Banking
10 222 (37.63%) Web Services
11 216 (36.61%) AWS
12 211 (35.76%) Asset Management
13 210 (35.59%) Hedge funds
14 209 (35.42%) Software Engineering
15 200 (33.90%) Python
16 181 (30.68%) AngularJS
17 179 (30.34%) React
18 166 (28.14%) Investment Management
19 154 (26.10%) Vue.js
20 142 (24.07%) C#
21 121 (20.51%) DevOps
22 119 (20.17%) Business Analysis
23 118 (20.00%) Multithreading
24 116 (19.66%) Azure
25 113 (19.15%) SQL
26 112 (18.98%) GCP
27 111 (18.81%) Google
28 97 (16.44%) .NET
29 90 (15.25%) Portfolio Management

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 16 (2.71%) Apache Spark
2 9 (1.53%) Oracle Coherence
3 5 (0.85%) CMS
4 2 (0.34%) Apache
5 1 (0.17%) Apache Qpid
5 1 (0.17%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.17%) IIS
5 1 (0.17%) Jupyter
5 1 (0.17%) Oracle Application Server
5 1 (0.17%) SharePoint
Applications
1 11 (1.86%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (1.19%) Spreadsheet
3 6 (1.02%) Chatbot
4 2 (0.34%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (0.34%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.17%) Houdini
Business Applications
1 23 (3.90%) Markit EDM
2 21 (3.56%) SimCorp Dimension
3 9 (1.53%) ION MarketView
4 8 (1.36%) Front Arena
5 5 (0.85%) Distributed Ledger
6 4 (0.68%) Endur
7 3 (0.51%) thinkFolio
8 2 (0.34%) Misys Midas
8 2 (0.34%) PolarLake
9 1 (0.17%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 216 (36.61%) AWS
2 116 (19.66%) Azure
3 112 (18.98%) GCP
4 16 (2.71%) Amazon EC2
4 16 (2.71%) Amazon S3
4 16 (2.71%) AWS Lambda
4 16 (2.71%) Serverless
5 7 (1.19%) SaaS
6 3 (0.51%) GitHub
7 2 (0.34%) IaaS
7 2 (0.34%) npm
7 2 (0.34%) PaaS
7 2 (0.34%) Power Platform
8 1 (0.17%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.17%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 11 (1.86%) RTMP
2 2 (0.34%) Firewall
3 1 (0.17%) DMZ
3 1 (0.17%) DSL
3 1 (0.17%) HTTPS
3 1 (0.17%) MQTT
3 1 (0.17%) Reverse Proxy
3 1 (0.17%) SSL
3 1 (0.17%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (5.76%) SQL Server
2 32 (5.42%) NoSQL
3 19 (3.22%) MongoDB
4 17 (2.88%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 16 (2.71%) Big Data
6 15 (2.54%) Redis
7 12 (2.03%) Relational Database
8 6 (1.02%) KDB
9 4 (0.68%) PostgreSQL
10 3 (0.51%) Apache Cassandra
10 3 (0.51%) OLAP
10 3 (0.51%) SQL Server 2014
11 2 (0.34%) Hazelcast
11 2 (0.34%) Oracle Database
11 2 (0.34%) Power BI
11 2 (0.34%) RDBMS
11 2 (0.34%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 2 (0.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 2 (0.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 2 (0.34%) Tick Data
Development Applications
1 55 (9.32%) RStudio
2 32 (5.42%) Git (software)
3 25 (4.24%) Jenkins
4 19 (3.22%) Maven
5 18 (3.05%) JIRA
6 16 (2.71%) TeamCity
7 14 (2.37%) Subversion
8 9 (1.53%) git-flow
8 9 (1.53%) NUnit
8 9 (1.53%) Octopus Deploy
8 9 (1.53%) Visual Studio
9 8 (1.36%) Gradle
9 8 (1.36%) JUnit
9 8 (1.36%) Robot Framework
10 7 (1.19%) Mockito
10 7 (1.19%) ReSharper
11 5 (0.85%) GitLab
12 4 (0.68%) Selenium
13 3 (0.51%) Grunt
13 3 (0.51%) webpack
General
1 403 (68.31%) Front Office
2 360 (61.02%) Finance
3 301 (51.02%) Banking
4 224 (37.97%) Investment Banking
5 17 (2.88%) Back Office
6 4 (0.68%) Corporate Banking
6 4 (0.68%) Legal
6 4 (0.68%) Retail
7 3 (0.51%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.17%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.17%) Law
Job Titles
1 403 (68.31%) Developer
2 160 (27.12%) Java Developer
3 135 (22.88%) AWS Developer
4 130 (22.03%) AWS Engineer
5 86 (14.58%) Software Engineer
6 73 (12.37%) Front Office Developer
7 71 (12.03%) Python Developer
8 68 (11.53%) Developer/Software Engineer
9 60 (10.17%) AWS Software Engineer
10 55 (9.32%) Senior Developer
11 50 (8.47%) Analyst
12 48 (8.14%) JavaScript Developer
13 47 (7.97%) Architect
14 42 (7.12%) Electronic Trading Developer
15 39 (6.61%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
16 38 (6.44%) JavaScript Engineer
17 37 (6.27%) .NET Software Engineer
18 35 (5.93%) C# Developer
19 34 (5.76%) Quantitative Developer
20 33 (5.59%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 222 (37.63%) Web Services
2 181 (30.68%) AngularJS
3 179 (30.34%) React
4 154 (26.10%) Vue.js
5 97 (16.44%) .NET
6 63 (10.68%) .NET Core
7 51 (8.64%) ASP.NET
8 45 (7.63%) ASP.NET Core
8 45 (7.63%) Node.js
9 38 (6.44%) WPF
10 34 (5.76%) Spring
11 30 (5.08%) FIX Protocol
11 30 (5.08%) HTML
12 28 (4.75%) J2EE
13 24 (4.07%) CSS
14 23 (3.90%) HTML5
15 21 (3.56%) Spring Boot
16 19 (3.22%) Hibernate
17 15 (2.54%) RESTful
18 14 (2.37%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 306 (51.86%) Fixed Income
2 267 (45.25%) Derivative
2 267 (45.25%) Equities
3 210 (35.59%) Hedge funds
4 45 (7.63%) Analytical Skills
5 37 (6.27%) Greenfield Project
6 29 (4.92%) Data Structures
7 24 (4.07%) Reference Data
8 20 (3.39%) Credit Risk
9 14 (2.37%) Equity Derivative
10 12 (2.03%) Algorithms
11 11 (1.86%) Market Risk
11 11 (1.86%) User Experience
12 7 (1.19%) Virtual Team
13 6 (1.02%) Robotics
14 5 (0.85%) Management Information System
15 4 (0.68%) Enterprise Software
15 4 (0.68%) Swaptions
16 3 (0.51%) Interest Rate Derivative
17 2 (0.34%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 22 (3.73%) Linux
2 8 (1.36%) Unix
3 2 (0.34%) Windows
4 1 (0.17%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 328 (55.59%) Agile Software Development
2 211 (35.76%) Asset Management
3 209 (35.42%) Software Engineering
4 166 (28.14%) Investment Management
5 121 (20.51%) DevOps
6 119 (20.17%) Business Analysis
7 118 (20.00%) Multithreading
8 90 (15.25%) Portfolio Management
9 87 (14.75%) Electronic Trading
10 82 (13.90%) Decision-Making
11 81 (13.73%) Microservices
12 78 (13.22%) Low Latency
13 72 (12.20%) Fintech
14 58 (9.83%) Migration
15 57 (9.66%) SDLC
16 50 (8.47%) Front End Development
17 44 (7.46%) TDD
18 42 (7.12%) Algorithmic Trading
19 36 (6.10%) Technical Analysis
19 36 (6.10%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 338 (57.29%) Java
2 227 (38.47%) JavaScript
3 200 (33.90%) Python
4 142 (24.07%) C#
5 113 (19.15%) SQL
6 57 (9.66%) C++
7 20 (3.39%) Kotlin
8 19 (3.22%) TypeScript
9 15 (2.54%) Java 8
10 14 (2.37%) Scala
11 13 (2.20%) VBA
12 11 (1.86%) C
13 9 (1.53%) ES6
14 8 (1.36%) Haskell
15 6 (1.02%) T-SQL
16 2 (0.34%) Shell Script
16 2 (0.34%) XAML
17 1 (0.17%) Groovy
17 1 (0.17%) PHP
Qualifications
1 45 (7.63%) Degree
2 25 (4.24%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (0.51%) Master's Degree
4 1 (0.17%) AWS Certification
4 1 (0.17%) ISEB
4 1 (0.17%) MBA
4 1 (0.17%) Numerate Degree
4 1 (0.17%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (1.53%) MiFID
2 7 (1.19%) QA
3 3 (0.51%) EMIR
4 2 (0.34%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.17%) PMO
5 1 (0.17%) SEPA
5 1 (0.17%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (1.02%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (0.85%) Ansible
2 4 (0.68%) Kubernetes
3 2 (0.34%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.17%) Grafana
4 1 (0.17%) IBM BigFix
4 1 (0.17%) Kibana
4 1 (0.17%) logstash
4 1 (0.17%) Prometheus
4 1 (0.17%) Puppet
4 1 (0.17%) Terraform
Vendors
1 111 (18.81%) Google
2 43 (7.29%) Bloomberg
3 33 (5.59%) Oracle
4 23 (3.90%) Charles River
5 22 (3.73%) Calypso
5 22 (3.73%) GoldenSource
6 21 (3.56%) SimCorp
7 13 (2.20%) Murex
8 9 (1.53%) ION Trading
9 8 (1.36%) Terracotta
9 8 (1.36%) TIBCO
10 7 (1.19%) FXall
11 5 (0.85%) Microsoft
11 5 (0.85%) Tableau
12 4 (0.68%) FIS
12 4 (0.68%) ServiceNow
13 3 (0.51%) OpenLink
13 3 (0.51%) Salesforce.com
13 3 (0.51%) Solace
13 3 (0.51%) Sybase