Period
to 23 November 2017

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 23 November 2017 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
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 162 274 234
Rank change year-on-year +112 -40 -40
Contract jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) 1604 922 1102
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.69% 0.94% 1.06%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.98% 2.84% 3.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 1277 694 826
England median daily rate £625 £600 £575
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.17% +4.35% -4.17%
10th Percentile £463 £414 £412
90th Percentile £775 £725 £750
UK median daily rate £625 £600 £575
% change year-on-year +4.17% +4.35% -4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
England median hourly rate £46.25 - £16.50
10th Percentile £45.13 - £15.75
90th Percentile £48.38 - £17.25
UK median hourly rate £47.50 - £16.50

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 32178 32472 34094
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 33.93% 33.20% 32.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 21574 21411 22058
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £269 £255 £250
90th Percentile £650 £625 £625
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 931 1115 1344
England median hourly rate £20.60 £20.50 £19.09
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.49% +7.41% +6.03%
10th Percentile £11.18 £11.72 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.50 £46.43
UK median hourly rate £20.97 £20.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year +2.28% +5.13% +8.33%

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 23 November 2017.

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 23 November 2017. 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 +59 1578 £625 +4.17% 91
North of England +56 13 £480 +9.09% 1
North West +22 13 £480 +9.09% 1
South East -1 9 £493 +43.38% 2
South West -7 3 £413 -21.43% 1
West Midlands +34 1 £425 -13.27% 2
Midlands +26 1 £425 -13.27% 2
Foreign Exchange (FX)
UK

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for Foreign Exchange (FX).

1 793 (49.44%) Front Office
2 713 (44.45%) Banking
3 685 (42.71%) Finance
4 637 (39.71%) Java
5 443 (27.62%) Electronic Trading
6 401 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
7 390 (24.31%) Multithreading
8 384 (23.94%) C++
9 378 (23.57%) Low Latency
10 372 (23.19%) C#
11 368 (22.94%) Investment Banking
12 339 (21.13%) SQL
13 286 (17.83%) Derivative
14 272 (16.96%) Linux
15 268 (16.71%) Fixed Income
16 231 (14.40%) Equities
17 217 (13.53%) Python
18 195 (12.16%) .NET
19 182 (11.35%) Unix
20 175 (10.91%) Algorithmic Trading
21 161 (10.04%) FIX Protocol
22 150 (9.35%) Multithreaded Programming
23 147 (9.16%) Analytical Skills
24 145 (9.04%) Risk Management
25 142 (8.85%) Oracle
26 140 (8.73%) MiFID
27 139 (8.67%) JavaScript
28 137 (8.54%) TIBCO
29 130 (8.10%) HTML
30 127 (7.92%) TDD

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 (1.18%) Oracle Coherence
2 18 (1.12%) Apache Spark
2 18 (1.12%) CMS
3 16 (1.00%) MQSeries
4 11 (0.69%) Elasticsearch
5 10 (0.62%) IIS
6 8 (0.50%) SharePoint
6 8 (0.50%) WebSphere
7 5 (0.31%) Confluence
8 3 (0.19%) Apache
8 3 (0.19%) Oracle Workflow
9 2 (0.12%) DataSynapse
9 2 (0.12%) PegaRULES
9 2 (0.12%) SAS
9 2 (0.12%) Sitecore CMS
10 1 (0.062%) JBoss
10 1 (0.062%) MS Exchange
10 1 (0.062%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 1 (0.062%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.062%) WebLogic
Applications
1 84 (5.24%) Microsoft Excel
2 37 (2.31%) Spreadsheet
3 21 (1.31%) Microsoft Project
4 17 (1.06%) Microsoft Office
4 17 (1.06%) MS Visio
5 14 (0.87%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 2 (0.12%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.062%) Adobe After Effects
7 1 (0.062%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.062%) Adobe Premiere
Business Applications
1 53 (3.30%) ION MarketView
2 27 (1.68%) RMDS
3 15 (0.94%) Kondor
4 12 (0.75%) Summit
5 7 (0.44%) SunGard GMI
6 5 (0.31%) BusinessWorks
6 5 (0.31%) Global One
7 4 (0.25%) Markit EDM
7 4 (0.25%) MetaTrader
7 4 (0.25%) SAP FSCM
7 4 (0.25%) thinkFolio
8 3 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
8 3 (0.19%) SAP FI
9 2 (0.12%) Bloomberg TOMS
9 2 (0.12%) Dynamics CRM
9 2 (0.12%) Oracle Cash Management
9 2 (0.12%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
9 2 (0.12%) Payment Gateway
9 2 (0.12%) SAP CO
9 2 (0.12%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 7 (0.44%) Amazon AWS
1 7 (0.44%) PaaS
2 6 (0.37%) npm
2 6 (0.37%) Yarn
3 3 (0.19%) GitHub
4 2 (0.12%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.062%) Adobe Creative Cloud
5 1 (0.062%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.062%) Office 365
5 1 (0.062%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 32 (2.00%) TCP/IP
2 13 (0.81%) LAN
3 10 (0.62%) Firewall
4 8 (0.50%) FIX Connectivity
5 7 (0.44%) SSL
6 4 (0.25%) DNS
6 4 (0.25%) PPP
6 4 (0.25%) WAN
7 3 (0.19%) Internet
7 3 (0.19%) MPLS
7 3 (0.19%) SAN
8 2 (0.12%) DHCP
8 2 (0.12%) Ethernet
8 2 (0.12%) Intranet
8 2 (0.12%) VPN
9 1 (0.062%) GSM
9 1 (0.062%) HTTP
9 1 (0.062%) IPsec
9 1 (0.062%) SMS
9 1 (0.062%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 125 (7.79%) SQL Server
2 58 (3.62%) Relational Database
3 53 (3.30%) KDB
4 37 (2.31%) Big Data
4 37 (2.31%) Blockchain
5 23 (1.43%) Hadoop
6 15 (0.94%) SQL Server 2008
7 14 (0.87%) MongoDB
7 14 (0.87%) NoSQL
8 11 (0.69%) SQL Server 2014
8 11 (0.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 10 (0.62%) BusinessObjects
9 10 (0.62%) Kdb+
9 10 (0.62%) OLAP
10 9 (0.56%) Apache Cassandra
11 8 (0.50%) Apache Hive
11 8 (0.50%) HBase
11 8 (0.50%) Oracle Database
12 7 (0.44%) RDBMS
12 7 (0.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 76 (4.74%) JIRA
2 71 (4.43%) Git (software)
3 50 (3.12%) Maven
4 46 (2.87%) TeamCity
5 33 (2.06%) Visual Studio
6 24 (1.50%) Gradle
7 23 (1.43%) Selenium
8 21 (1.31%) Jenkins
8 21 (1.31%) NUnit
9 20 (1.25%) Cucumber
9 20 (1.25%) Team Foundation Server
10 17 (1.06%) JUnit
11 16 (1.00%) Subversion
12 11 (0.69%) Bitbucket
13 9 (0.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 9 (0.56%) Grunt
13 9 (0.56%) Mockito
13 9 (0.56%) WebDriver
14 8 (0.50%) MSBuild
15 6 (0.37%) Hudson
General
1 793 (49.44%) Front Office
2 713 (44.45%) Banking
3 685 (42.71%) Finance
4 368 (22.94%) Investment Banking
5 65 (4.05%) Financial Institution
6 60 (3.74%) Back Office
7 15 (0.94%) Legal
8 8 (0.50%) Retail
9 7 (0.44%) German Language
9 7 (0.44%) Marketing
10 6 (0.37%) Pharmaceutical
11 5 (0.31%) French Language
11 5 (0.31%) General Ledger
11 5 (0.31%) Prime Brokerage
12 4 (0.25%) Retail Banking
12 4 (0.25%) Spanish Language
12 4 (0.25%) Telecoms
13 3 (0.19%) Portuguese Language
14 2 (0.12%) International Banking
14 2 (0.12%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 993 (61.91%) Developer
2 380 (23.69%) Java Developer
3 300 (18.70%) Analyst
4 212 (13.22%) C# Developer
5 194 (12.09%) C++ Developer
6 187 (11.66%) Business Analyst
7 162 (10.10%) Electronic Trading Developer
8 143 (8.92%) Senior Developer
9 126 (7.86%) Front Office Developer
10 106 (6.61%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
11 90 (5.61%) Senior Java Developer
12 67 (4.18%) Project Manager
13 66 (4.11%) FX Business Analyst
14 64 (3.99%) .NET Developer
15 59 (3.68%) Quantitative Developer
16 54 (3.37%) Java Swing Developer
17 49 (3.05%) WPF Developer
18 47 (2.93%) Low Latency Java Developer
19 46 (2.87%) C# WPF Developer
20 45 (2.81%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 195 (12.16%) .NET
2 161 (10.04%) FIX Protocol
3 130 (8.10%) HTML
4 125 (7.79%) WPF
5 112 (6.98%) HTML5
6 93 (5.80%) XML
7 91 (5.67%) AngularJS
8 85 (5.30%) Middleware
8 85 (5.30%) Spring
9 67 (4.18%) Swing
10 56 (3.49%) Rendezvous
11 52 (3.24%) STL
12 49 (3.05%) Boost C++ Libraries
12 49 (3.05%) CSS
13 47 (2.93%) RESTful
14 46 (2.87%) TIBCO EMS
15 45 (2.81%) React
16 43 (2.68%) JMS
17 38 (2.37%) Web Services
18 37 (2.31%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 286 (17.83%) Derivative
2 268 (16.71%) Fixed Income
3 231 (14.40%) Equities
4 147 (9.16%) Analytical Skills
5 106 (6.61%) Greenfield Project
6 75 (4.68%) Computer Science
7 59 (3.68%) Market Risk
8 51 (3.18%) Data Structures
8 51 (3.18%) Fintech
9 44 (2.74%) Algorithms
10 32 (2.00%) OTC Derivatives
11 28 (1.75%) Credit Risk
11 28 (1.75%) Interest Rate Derivative
12 27 (1.68%) Equity Derivative
13 24 (1.50%) User Experience
14 22 (1.37%) Credit Derivative
15 20 (1.25%) Swaptions
16 18 (1.12%) SWIFT
17 14 (0.87%) Hedge funds
17 14 (0.87%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 272 (16.96%) Linux
2 182 (11.35%) Unix
3 93 (5.80%) Windows
4 41 (2.56%) Solaris
5 21 (1.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 14 (0.87%) Windows 7
7 9 (0.56%) Windows Server
8 5 (0.31%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (0.25%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (0.19%) Android
10 3 (0.19%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.062%) AIX
11 1 (0.062%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 443 (27.62%) Electronic Trading
2 401 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 390 (24.31%) Multithreading
4 378 (23.57%) Low Latency
5 175 (10.91%) Algorithmic Trading
6 150 (9.35%) Multithreaded Programming
7 145 (9.04%) Risk Management
8 127 (7.92%) TDD
9 124 (7.73%) Test Automation
10 119 (7.42%) User Acceptance Testing
11 108 (6.73%) Analytics
12 105 (6.55%) SDLC
13 104 (6.48%) Mathematics
14 96 (5.99%) Continuous Integration
15 95 (5.92%) E-Commerce
16 90 (5.61%) OO
17 86 (5.36%) Business Analysis
18 82 (5.11%) Project Management
19 81 (5.05%) Scrum
20 77 (4.80%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 637 (39.71%) Java
2 384 (23.94%) C++
3 372 (23.19%) C#
4 339 (21.13%) SQL
5 217 (13.53%) Python
6 139 (8.67%) JavaScript
7 62 (3.87%) VBA
8 60 (3.74%) Perl
9 47 (2.93%) C
10 34 (2.12%) Scala
11 27 (1.68%) Shell Script
11 27 (1.68%) TypeScript
12 21 (1.31%) T-SQL
13 20 (1.25%) Korn
14 18 (1.12%) Bash Shell
15 15 (0.94%) ES6
16 14 (0.87%) R
17 13 (0.81%) PowerShell
18 12 (0.75%) Ruby
19 9 (0.56%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 99 (6.17%) Degree
2 49 (3.05%) PhD
3 35 (2.18%) Computer Science Degree
4 28 (1.75%) PMP
5 23 (1.43%) PMI Certification
6 7 (0.44%) ISEB
7 4 (0.25%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 3 (0.19%) CFA
8 3 (0.19%) Master's Degree
8 3 (0.19%) Numerate Degree
8 3 (0.19%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 2 (0.12%) ISEB Practitioner
9 2 (0.12%) ISTQB
9 2 (0.12%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 2 (0.12%) MBA
10 1 (0.062%) CCA
10 1 (0.062%) CISA
10 1 (0.062%) CISM
10 1 (0.062%) CISSP
10 1 (0.062%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 140 (8.73%) MiFID
2 67 (4.18%) QA
3 25 (1.56%) EMIR
4 10 (0.62%) Dodd-Frank
5 6 (0.37%) PMO
6 5 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 4 (0.25%) Data Quality
8 3 (0.19%) PSD2
8 3 (0.19%) SLA
9 2 (0.12%) GDPR
9 2 (0.12%) IFRS
9 2 (0.12%) ISO 20022
9 2 (0.12%) SEPA
10 1 (0.062%) COREP
10 1 (0.062%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 19 (1.18%) Docker
2 4 (0.25%) HDFS
2 4 (0.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.19%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.19%) Apache Flume
4 2 (0.12%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.062%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.062%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 32 (2.00%) HP Quality Center
2 24 (1.50%) Ansible
3 19 (1.18%) Opscode Chef
4 7 (0.44%) Kubernetes
5 6 (0.37%) ITRS Geneos
6 5 (0.31%) CA Service Virtualization
6 5 (0.31%) Puppet
6 5 (0.31%) Thomson Reuters DACS
7 3 (0.19%) Oozie
7 3 (0.19%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 2 (0.12%) Ganglia
8 2 (0.12%) Kibana
8 2 (0.12%) logstash
9 1 (0.062%) Cisco CUCM
9 1 (0.062%) SCCM
9 1 (0.062%) SCOM
9 1 (0.062%) SCOrch
9 1 (0.062%) SCSM
9 1 (0.062%) vMotion
9 1 (0.062%) yum
Vendors
1 142 (8.85%) Oracle
2 137 (8.54%) TIBCO
3 94 (5.86%) Microsoft
4 80 (4.99%) Sybase
5 75 (4.68%) Murex
6 72 (4.49%) ION Trading
7 64 (3.99%) Reuters
8 48 (2.99%) Solace
9 37 (2.31%) Currenex
9 37 (2.31%) FXall
10 32 (2.00%) Bloomberg
11 29 (1.81%) Talarian
12 14 (0.87%) Charles River
13 12 (0.75%) Calypso
13 12 (0.75%) SAP
14 11 (0.69%) IBM
15 9 (0.56%) HP
16 7 (0.44%) Fidessa
16 7 (0.44%) Informatica
16 7 (0.44%) SunGard