Period
to 15 November 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 15 November 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
15 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 244 159 279
Rank change year-on-year -85 +120 -37
Contract jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) 1,007 1,594 932
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.06% 1.68% 0.94%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.08% 4.86% 2.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 798 1,268 704
England median daily rate £600 £625 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +4.17% +4.35%
10th Percentile £450 £463 £413
90th Percentile £775 £775 £725
UK median daily rate £600 £601 £600
% change year-on-year -0.08% +0.08% +4.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
England median hourly rate £65.00 £46.25 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.54% - -
UK median hourly rate £65.00 £47.50 -
% change year-on-year +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 32,741 32,826 33,794
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 34.38% 34.65% 34.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 21,856 21,916 22,211
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £285 £263 £250
90th Percentile £669 £650 £625
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 990 981 1,153
England median hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.50% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.18 £11.67
90th Percentile £51.00 £48.75 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £21.50 £20.17 £20.00
% change year-on-year +6.62% +0.83% +5.26%

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 15 November 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)
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 15 November 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 -57 974 £625 - 131
South East -24 10 £388 -22.50% 6
North of England -25 9 £450 -6.25% 3
South West -18 7 £283 -31.52% 2
North West -27 6 £375 -21.88% 2
Yorkshire - 3 £475 - 1
East Midlands - 2 - -
Midlands - 2 - - 4
East of England - 1 - - 3
Foreign Exchange (FX)
UK

For the 6 months to 15 November 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).

1 470 (46.67%) Finance
2 449 (44.59%) Front Office
3 399 (39.62%) Banking
4 342 (33.96%) Java
5 258 (25.62%) Agile Software Development
6 231 (22.94%) C#
7 224 (22.24%) Low Latency
8 210 (20.85%) SQL
9 201 (19.96%) Multithreading
10 195 (19.36%) Derivative
11 194 (19.27%) Electronic Trading
12 183 (18.17%) Python
13 176 (17.48%) Equities
14 175 (17.38%) Fixed Income
15 135 (13.41%) C++
16 133 (13.21%) Investment Banking
17 131 (13.01%) .NET
18 126 (12.51%) Linux
19 121 (12.02%) Risk Management
20 106 (10.53%) OO
21 99 (9.83%) JavaScript
22 98 (9.73%) Oracle
23 97 (9.63%) TDD
24 88 (8.74%) SQL Server
24 88 (8.74%) Unix
24 88 (8.74%) Microservices
25 85 (8.44%) HTML
26 74 (7.35%) Analytical Skills
27 71 (7.05%) Unit Testing
27 71 (7.05%) Algorithmic Trading

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 47 (4.67%) Apache Spark
2 42 (4.17%) Elasticsearch
3 12 (1.19%) Confluence
4 9 (0.89%) NServiceBus
5 7 (0.70%) Cloud Foundry
5 7 (0.70%) IIS
6 6 (0.60%) MQSeries
7 5 (0.50%) JBoss
8 4 (0.40%) CMS
8 4 (0.40%) Oracle Coherence
9 3 (0.30%) Apache
9 3 (0.30%) DataSynapse
9 3 (0.30%) SharePoint
10 2 (0.20%) Liferay
10 2 (0.20%) MS Exchange
10 2 (0.20%) Mule
10 2 (0.20%) Tuxedo
10 2 (0.20%) WebSphere
10 2 (0.20%) WebSphere Portal
11 1 (0.099%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 20 (1.99%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (0.79%) MS Visio
3 5 (0.50%) Maya
4 3 (0.30%) Microsoft Office
4 3 (0.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.30%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.20%) Adobe Captivate
5 2 (0.20%) Autodesk Smoke
5 2 (0.20%) Houdini
5 2 (0.20%) NUKE
5 2 (0.20%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.20%) ZBrush
Business Applications
1 11 (1.09%) ION MarketView
2 10 (0.99%) Markit EDM
3 9 (0.89%) PolarLake
4 6 (0.60%) thinkFolio
5 4 (0.40%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 4 (0.40%) SAP FI
6 3 (0.30%) Bloomberg AIM
6 3 (0.30%) BusinessWorks
6 3 (0.30%) Kondor
6 3 (0.30%) SAP BPC
6 3 (0.30%) SAP CO
7 2 (0.20%) Eagle PACE
7 2 (0.20%) Global One
7 2 (0.20%) OpenText VIM for SAP
7 2 (0.20%) Payment Gateway
7 2 (0.20%) SAP FI/CO
8 1 (0.099%) Endur
8 1 (0.099%) RMDS
8 1 (0.099%) SAP S/4HANA
8 1 (0.099%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 48 (4.77%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (1.89%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (1.59%) PaaS
4 10 (0.99%) GitHub
5 7 (0.70%) IaaS
6 4 (0.40%) AWS Lambda
6 4 (0.40%) Google Cloud Platform
6 4 (0.40%) npm
6 4 (0.40%) SaaS
6 4 (0.40%) Serverless
7 3 (0.30%) Amazon S3
7 3 (0.30%) AWS CloudFormation
7 3 (0.30%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.20%) Amazon EMR
9 1 (0.099%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 1 (0.099%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.099%) CloudFront
9 1 (0.099%) Route 53
9 1 (0.099%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 13 (1.29%) Firewall
2 10 (0.99%) Multicast
3 7 (0.70%) TCP/IP
4 6 (0.60%) SSL
5 4 (0.40%) HTTP
5 4 (0.40%) Network Security
5 4 (0.40%) RTMP
6 3 (0.30%) BGP
6 3 (0.30%) Cisco ASA
6 3 (0.30%) Cisco IOS
6 3 (0.30%) EIGRP
6 3 (0.30%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 3 (0.30%) FIX Connectivity
6 3 (0.30%) HSRP
6 3 (0.30%) IPsec
6 3 (0.30%) NX-OS
6 3 (0.30%) Sourcefire
6 3 (0.30%) VRRP
6 3 (0.30%) Wireshark
7 2 (0.20%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 88 (8.74%) SQL Server
2 29 (2.88%) Relational Database
3 21 (2.09%) KDB
4 17 (1.69%) NoSQL
5 16 (1.59%) Big Data
6 12 (1.19%) MongoDB
7 9 (0.89%) Blockchain
7 9 (0.89%) RDBMS
7 9 (0.89%) SQL Server 2008
8 7 (0.70%) Riak
9 6 (0.60%) Oracle Database
10 5 (0.50%) Apache Cassandra
10 5 (0.50%) Data Mart
10 5 (0.50%) Data Warehouse
10 5 (0.50%) Hadoop
10 5 (0.50%) MySQL
10 5 (0.50%) SQL Server 2014
11 4 (0.40%) ObjectStore
11 4 (0.40%) PostgreSQL
11 4 (0.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 59 (5.86%) JIRA
2 43 (4.27%) TeamCity
3 36 (3.57%) Selenium
4 31 (3.08%) SpecFlow
5 27 (2.68%) Jenkins
6 24 (2.38%) Maven
7 19 (1.89%) WebDriver
8 18 (1.79%) Git (software)
8 18 (1.79%) Octopus Deploy
9 17 (1.69%) MSBuild
10 14 (1.39%) Visual Studio
11 12 (1.19%) Cucumber
11 12 (1.19%) Mockito
11 12 (1.19%) Moq
12 11 (1.09%) Hudson
12 11 (1.09%) JUnit
13 8 (0.79%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 8 (0.79%) Jasmine
14 7 (0.70%) NUnit
15 6 (0.60%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 470 (46.67%) Finance
2 449 (44.59%) Front Office
3 399 (39.62%) Banking
4 133 (13.21%) Investment Banking
5 49 (4.87%) Back Office
6 28 (2.78%) Financial Institution
7 13 (1.29%) Games
8 8 (0.79%) Legal
9 6 (0.60%) Marketing
10 5 (0.50%) General Ledger
11 4 (0.40%) Retail
11 4 (0.40%) Retail Banking
12 3 (0.30%) Corporate Banking
13 2 (0.20%) Advertising
13 2 (0.20%) Billing
13 2 (0.20%) Spanish Language
14 1 (0.099%) French Language
14 1 (0.099%) Greek Language
14 1 (0.099%) International Banking
14 1 (0.099%) Japanese Language
Job Titles
1 630 (62.56%) Developer
2 246 (24.43%) Java Developer
3 150 (14.90%) Analyst
4 134 (13.31%) C# Developer
5 100 (9.93%) Senior Developer
6 98 (9.73%) Electronic Trading Developer
7 90 (8.94%) Business Analyst
8 86 (8.54%) Python Developer
9 81 (8.04%) Front Office Developer
10 78 (7.75%) C++ Developer
11 59 (5.86%) Senior Java Developer
12 57 (5.66%) Quantitative Developer
13 45 (4.47%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
14 40 (3.97%) Low Latency Java Developer
15 37 (3.67%) .NET Developer
16 33 (3.28%) Support Analyst
17 32 (3.18%) Banking Analyst
17 32 (3.18%) FX Business Analyst
18 31 (3.08%) Software Engineer
19 29 (2.88%) Electronic Trading C++ Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 131 (13.01%) .NET
2 85 (8.44%) HTML
3 59 (5.86%) FIX Protocol
4 58 (5.76%) Web Services
5 56 (5.56%) HTML5
6 52 (5.16%) React
7 51 (5.06%) WPF
8 48 (4.77%) AngularJS
9 43 (4.27%) NumPy
9 43 (4.27%) Pandas
9 43 (4.27%) Spring
10 42 (4.17%) PySpark
10 42 (4.17%) Rendezvous
11 37 (3.67%) CSS
12 35 (3.48%) JMS
13 33 (3.28%) REST
14 30 (2.98%) Middleware
15 29 (2.88%) ASP.NET
15 29 (2.88%) TIBCO EMS
16 28 (2.78%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 195 (19.36%) Derivative
2 176 (17.48%) Equities
3 175 (17.38%) Fixed Income
4 74 (7.35%) Analytical Skills
5 69 (6.85%) Greenfield Project
6 36 (3.57%) Hedge funds
7 30 (2.98%) Fintech
7 30 (2.98%) Market Risk
8 25 (2.48%) User Experience
9 23 (2.28%) Computer Science
10 20 (1.99%) Data Structures
10 20 (1.99%) Equity Derivative
11 19 (1.89%) Algorithms
11 19 (1.89%) Exotic Derivative
11 19 (1.89%) Interest Rate Derivative
12 16 (1.59%) OTC Derivatives
13 15 (1.49%) Grid Computing
14 13 (1.29%) SWIFT
15 10 (0.99%) Equity Risk
16 9 (0.89%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 126 (12.51%) Linux
2 88 (8.74%) Unix
3 51 (5.06%) Windows
4 16 (1.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 14 (1.39%) Windows Server
6 9 (0.89%) Solaris
7 7 (0.70%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.099%) Android
8 1 (0.099%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 258 (25.62%) Agile Software Development
2 224 (22.24%) Low Latency
3 201 (19.96%) Multithreading
4 194 (19.27%) Electronic Trading
5 121 (12.02%) Risk Management
6 106 (10.53%) OO
7 97 (9.63%) TDD
8 88 (8.74%) Microservices
9 71 (7.05%) Algorithmic Trading
9 71 (7.05%) Unit Testing
10 70 (6.95%) Asset Management
11 67 (6.65%) Test Automation
12 61 (6.06%) Software Engineering
13 60 (5.96%) SDLC
14 58 (5.76%) DevOps
15 56 (5.56%) Analytics
15 56 (5.56%) Scrum
16 54 (5.36%) Continuous Integration
16 54 (5.36%) Problem-Solving
17 53 (5.26%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 342 (33.96%) Java
2 231 (22.94%) C#
3 210 (20.85%) SQL
4 183 (18.17%) Python
5 135 (13.41%) C++
6 99 (9.83%) JavaScript
7 49 (4.87%) Java 8
8 30 (2.98%) PowerShell
9 26 (2.58%) Bash Shell
9 26 (2.58%) Perl
10 23 (2.28%) Scala
11 20 (1.99%) TypeScript
12 18 (1.79%) PL/SQL
13 14 (1.39%) Shell Script
14 11 (1.09%) VBA
15 9 (0.89%) XAML
16 7 (0.70%) C
17 6 (0.60%) R
17 6 (0.60%) RPG
17 6 (0.60%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 55 (5.46%) Degree
2 14 (1.39%) PhD
3 11 (1.09%) Computer Science Degree
4 4 (0.40%) GIAC
4 4 (0.40%) Master's Degree
4 4 (0.40%) Numerate Degree
5 3 (0.30%) ISEB
5 3 (0.30%) SC Cleared
5 3 (0.30%) Security Cleared
6 2 (0.20%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.099%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.099%) PMP
7 1 (0.099%) SAP Certification
7 1 (0.099%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (5.16%) QA
2 18 (1.79%) MiFID
3 10 (0.99%) EMIR
4 6 (0.60%) PMO
5 4 (0.40%) Dodd-Frank
5 4 (0.40%) IFRS
6 1 (0.099%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.099%) GDPR
6 1 (0.099%) ISO 20022
6 1 (0.099%) SLA
System Software
1 36 (3.57%) Docker
2 5 (0.50%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.099%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 15 (1.49%) Kubernetes
2 10 (0.99%) Ansible
3 8 (0.79%) Control-M
3 8 (0.79%) Terraform
4 7 (0.70%) Docker Swarm
5 4 (0.40%) ITRS Geneos
5 4 (0.40%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (0.30%) HP ALM
6 3 (0.30%) HP Quality Center
7 2 (0.20%) Kibana
7 2 (0.20%) logstash
7 2 (0.20%) Nagios
7 2 (0.20%) SCCM
7 2 (0.20%) ZABBIX
8 1 (0.099%) BladeLogic
8 1 (0.099%) CA Spectrum
8 1 (0.099%) Puppet
Vendors
1 98 (9.73%) Oracle
2 66 (6.55%) TIBCO
3 42 (4.17%) Splunk
4 37 (3.67%) Microsoft
5 35 (3.48%) Bloomberg
6 24 (2.38%) Murex
7 19 (1.89%) Reuters
7 19 (1.89%) Sybase
8 15 (1.49%) FXall
9 13 (1.29%) Calypso
9 13 (1.29%) Charles River
9 13 (1.29%) ION Trading
9 13 (1.29%) SAP
10 12 (1.19%) Currenex
11 10 (0.99%) Red Hat
12 9 (0.89%) Cisco
12 9 (0.89%) Solace
12 9 (0.89%) Sun
13 7 (0.70%) VMware
14 6 (0.60%) Remedy