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 3 months to 26 June 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
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 156 266 245
Rank change year-on-year +110 -21  
Contract jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) 716 453 495
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.66% 0.93% 0.97%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.95% 2.79% 3.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 562 386 418
Median daily rate £600 £600 £600
90% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
10% offered a daily rate of more than £725 £700 £725
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £375 £425
% change year-on-year +10.00% -11.76%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 0
Median hourly rate £45.00 £80.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -43.75% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 - -

Foreign Exchange (FX) is in the generic IT skills category. The next 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.

Generic IT Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 14478 16219 16382
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 33.54% 33.28% 32.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 9485 10793 10517
Median daily rate £463 £440 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.11% +3.52%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £273 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £615 £620
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 446 523 579
Median hourly rate £21.70 £21.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.93% +13.15%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.49 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.13 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £23.00 £18.88
% change year-on-year +8.69% +21.82%  

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing Foreign Exchange (FX) as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

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 3 months to 26 June 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 3 months to 26 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +51 706 £600 -1.63% 113
South East +16 6 £488 +8.33% 1
North West - 3 £500 - 1
Foreign Exchange (FX)
UK

For the 6 months to 26 June 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).

1 573 (44.94%) Front Office
2 570 (44.71%) Banking
3 563 (44.16%) Finance
4 491 (38.51%) Java
5 338 (26.51%) SQL
6 333 (26.12%) Investment Banking
7 315 (24.71%) Agile Software Development
8 309 (24.24%) Multithreading
8 309 (24.24%) Electronic Trading
9 292 (22.90%) Low Latency
10 284 (22.27%) Derivative
11 282 (22.12%) C++
12 273 (21.41%) Equities
13 258 (20.24%) Fixed Income
14 230 (18.04%) C#
15 184 (14.43%) Unix
16 162 (12.71%) JavaScript
17 159 (12.47%) HTML
18 152 (11.92%) Linux
19 140 (10.98%) Analytical Skills
20 137 (10.75%) HTML5
21 133 (10.43%) Python
22 131 (10.27%) Oracle
23 130 (10.20%) Degree
24 117 (9.18%) Greenfield Project
25 115 (9.02%) MiFID
26 114 (8.94%) .NET
27 112 (8.78%) AngularJS
28 111 (8.71%) SDLC
28 111 (8.71%) Test Automation

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 27 (2.12%) CMS
2 24 (1.88%) Oracle Coherence
3 22 (1.73%) Apache Spark
4 17 (1.33%) MQSeries
5 13 (1.02%) Confluence
6 12 (0.94%) WebLogic
7 11 (0.86%) Tomcat
7 11 (0.86%) WebSphere
8 7 (0.55%) Elasticsearch
9 6 (0.47%) Mule
9 6 (0.47%) SharePoint
10 3 (0.24%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 3 (0.24%) Apache
10 3 (0.24%) BizTalk Server
10 3 (0.24%) IIS
10 3 (0.24%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 3 (0.24%) Oracle Workflow
11 2 (0.16%) Apache Pig
12 1 (0.078%) Jupyter
12 1 (0.078%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 57 (4.47%) Microsoft Excel
2 33 (2.59%) Spreadsheet
3 19 (1.49%) MS Visio
4 17 (1.33%) Microsoft Office
5 10 (0.78%) Microsoft Project
6 7 (0.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 5 (0.39%) Photoshop
8 4 (0.31%) Adobe Illustrator
9 2 (0.16%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 29 (2.27%) ION MarketView
2 16 (1.25%) Summit
3 12 (0.94%) Global One
4 9 (0.71%) RMDS
5 8 (0.63%) Payment Gateway
6 6 (0.47%) Endur
6 6 (0.47%) thinkFolio
7 4 (0.31%) Loan IQ
7 4 (0.31%) Markit EDM
7 4 (0.31%) Murex MxG2000
8 3 (0.24%) Bloomberg TOMS
8 3 (0.24%) Kondor
8 3 (0.24%) Minerva
8 3 (0.24%) Orchestrade
8 3 (0.24%) SimCorp Dimension
8 3 (0.24%) SunGard GMI
9 2 (0.16%) SAP CO
9 2 (0.16%) SAP FI
9 2 (0.16%) SAP FI/CO
9 2 (0.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.31%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.16%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (0.16%) GitHub
3 1 (0.078%) Adobe Analytics
3 1 (0.078%) BrowserStack
3 1 (0.078%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.078%) PaaS
3 1 (0.078%) SaaS
3 1 (0.078%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 20 (1.57%) Firewall
2 10 (0.78%) MPLS
3 8 (0.63%) TCP/IP
4 6 (0.47%) Internet
5 5 (0.39%) SSL
6 3 (0.24%) FIX Connectivity
6 3 (0.24%) FTP
6 3 (0.24%) LAN
6 3 (0.24%) WAN
7 2 (0.16%) DNS
7 2 (0.16%) Ethernet
7 2 (0.16%) IPsec
7 2 (0.16%) VPN
8 1 (0.078%) Intranet
8 1 (0.078%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 70 (5.49%) SQL Server
2 55 (4.31%) Relational Database
3 53 (4.16%) KDB
4 47 (3.69%) Big Data
5 30 (2.35%) Hadoop
6 26 (2.04%) Data Mart
7 22 (1.73%) Kdb+
8 21 (1.65%) NoSQL
8 21 (1.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 17 (1.33%) MongoDB
10 16 (1.25%) Data Warehouse
10 16 (1.25%) Redis
11 12 (0.94%) BusinessObjects
11 12 (0.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 10 (0.78%) SQL Server 2008
13 9 (0.71%) Apache Cassandra
13 9 (0.71%) DB2
13 9 (0.71%) HBase
14 8 (0.63%) PostgreSQL
15 7 (0.55%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 59 (4.63%) JIRA
2 58 (4.55%) Git (software)
3 54 (4.24%) Maven
4 33 (2.59%) JUnit
5 32 (2.51%) Jenkins
6 30 (2.35%) NUnit
7 29 (2.27%) TeamCity
8 28 (2.20%) Mockito
9 27 (2.12%) Selenium
10 21 (1.65%) Gradle
11 18 (1.41%) Grunt
12 16 (1.25%) Cucumber
13 13 (1.02%) gulp
14 12 (0.94%) Subversion
14 12 (0.94%) webpack
15 9 (0.71%) Visual Studio
16 8 (0.63%) EasyMock
17 7 (0.55%) Moq
17 7 (0.55%) Protractor
17 7 (0.55%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 573 (44.94%) Front Office
2 570 (44.71%) Banking
3 563 (44.16%) Finance
4 333 (26.12%) Investment Banking
5 49 (3.84%) Financial Institution
6 46 (3.61%) Back Office
7 19 (1.49%) Legal
8 15 (1.18%) Marketing
9 13 (1.02%) Prime Brokerage
10 9 (0.71%) Retail
11 8 (0.63%) German Language
12 7 (0.55%) French Language
12 7 (0.55%) Wholesale Banking
13 6 (0.47%) General Ledger
14 3 (0.24%) Retail Banking
14 3 (0.24%) Telecoms
15 2 (0.16%) Billing
15 2 (0.16%) Corporate Banking
15 2 (0.16%) Games
15 2 (0.16%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 772 (60.55%) Developer
2 306 (24.00%) Java Developer
3 265 (20.78%) Analyst
4 159 (12.47%) Business Analyst
5 141 (11.06%) C++ Developer
6 127 (9.96%) Electronic Trading Developer
7 114 (8.94%) C# Developer
8 93 (7.29%) Front Office Developer
9 89 (6.98%) Senior Developer
10 88 (6.90%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
11 72 (5.65%) Project Manager
12 62 (4.86%) FX Business Analyst
12 62 (4.86%) Low Latency Java Developer
13 55 (4.31%) Senior Java Developer
14 52 (4.08%) JavaScript Developer
15 51 (4.00%) Python Developer
16 47 (3.69%) Quantitative Developer
17 41 (3.22%) Angular Developer
18 40 (3.14%) .NET Developer
19 39 (3.06%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 159 (12.47%) HTML
2 137 (10.75%) HTML5
3 114 (8.94%) .NET
4 112 (8.78%) AngularJS
5 93 (7.29%) Spring
6 92 (7.22%) FIX Protocol
7 77 (6.04%) XML
8 73 (5.73%) Middleware
9 68 (5.33%) React
10 65 (5.10%) WPF
11 63 (4.94%) CSS
12 57 (4.47%) STL
13 55 (4.31%) Node.js
14 52 (4.08%) Boost C++ Libraries
15 51 (4.00%) JNI
16 46 (3.61%) REST
17 41 (3.22%) Spring Boot
18 40 (3.14%) JMS
19 33 (2.59%) RESTful
20 32 (2.51%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 284 (22.27%) Derivative
2 273 (21.41%) Equities
3 258 (20.24%) Fixed Income
4 140 (10.98%) Analytical Skills
5 117 (9.18%) Greenfield Project
6 57 (4.47%) User Experience
7 53 (4.16%) Fintech
8 51 (4.00%) Computer Science
9 43 (3.37%) Algorithms
9 43 (3.37%) Interest Rate Derivative
10 35 (2.75%) OTC Derivatives
11 34 (2.67%) Market Risk
11 34 (2.67%) Virtual Team
12 23 (1.80%) Equity Derivative
13 22 (1.73%) PMI
14 21 (1.65%) Data Structures
14 21 (1.65%) Hedge funds
15 20 (1.57%) Management Information System
16 19 (1.49%) Credit Derivative
17 18 (1.41%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 184 (14.43%) Unix
2 152 (11.92%) Linux
3 65 (5.10%) Windows
4 12 (0.94%) Solaris
5 7 (0.55%) Windows 7
5 7 (0.55%) Windows Server
6 3 (0.24%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.16%) AIX
7 2 (0.16%) Android
8 1 (0.078%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 315 (24.71%) Agile Software Development
2 309 (24.24%) Electronic Trading
2 309 (24.24%) Multithreading
3 292 (22.90%) Low Latency
4 111 (8.71%) SDLC
4 111 (8.71%) Test Automation
5 105 (8.24%) Analytics
6 103 (8.08%) TDD
7 94 (7.37%) Multithreaded Programming
8 88 (6.90%) Algorithmic Trading
8 88 (6.90%) Risk Management
9 87 (6.82%) OO
10 82 (6.43%) Scrum
11 80 (6.27%) E-Commerce
12 71 (5.57%) Business Analysis
13 69 (5.41%) Unit Testing
14 68 (5.33%) Change Management
15 65 (5.10%) Stakeholder Management
16 61 (4.78%) Continuous Integration
16 61 (4.78%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 491 (38.51%) Java
2 338 (26.51%) SQL
3 282 (22.12%) C++
4 230 (18.04%) C#
5 162 (12.71%) JavaScript
6 133 (10.43%) Python
7 47 (3.69%) C
8 46 (3.61%) Shell Script
9 38 (2.98%) Scala
9 38 (2.98%) VBA
10 33 (2.59%) Perl
11 32 (2.51%) ES6
12 23 (1.80%) T-SQL
13 21 (1.65%) Bash Shell
14 15 (1.18%) PL/SQL
15 13 (1.02%) Korn
16 12 (0.94%) XAML
17 10 (0.78%) MATLAB
18 9 (0.71%) TypeScript
19 8 (0.63%) R
Qualifications
1 130 (10.20%) Degree
2 27 (2.12%) PMI Certification
3 23 (1.80%) Computer Science Degree
4 22 (1.73%) PhD
5 20 (1.57%) PMP
6 9 (0.71%) Master's Degree
7 8 (0.63%) ISEB
7 8 (0.63%) Numerate Degree
8 6 (0.47%) CFA
9 3 (0.24%) ISTQB
9 3 (0.24%) MBA
10 2 (0.16%) BPSS Clearance
10 2 (0.16%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 2 (0.16%) Security Cleared
11 1 (0.078%) A+ Certification
11 1 (0.078%) AAT
11 1 (0.078%) CIMA
11 1 (0.078%) IIBA
11 1 (0.078%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 1 (0.078%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 115 (9.02%) MiFID
2 37 (2.90%) QA
3 23 (1.80%) EMIR
4 15 (1.18%) Dodd-Frank
5 9 (0.71%) PMO
6 7 (0.55%) Data Quality
6 7 (0.55%) FATCA
6 7 (0.55%) IFRS
7 6 (0.47%) SLA
8 4 (0.31%) Solvency II
9 3 (0.24%) Basel III
9 3 (0.24%) CRD IV
10 2 (0.16%) COREP
10 2 (0.16%) FINREP
10 2 (0.16%) GAAP
10 2 (0.16%) IAS 39
10 2 (0.16%) IFRS 9
10 2 (0.16%) PCI DSS
11 1 (0.078%) GDPR
11 1 (0.078%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 14 (1.10%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (0.86%) HDFS
3 9 (0.71%) Docker
4 2 (0.16%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.16%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.16%) KVM
4 2 (0.16%) Oracle RAC
4 2 (0.16%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.078%) Platform Symphony
Systems Management
1 7 (0.55%) Control-M
1 7 (0.55%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (0.47%) Ansible
2 6 (0.47%) Kubernetes
3 3 (0.24%) ITRS Geneos
4 2 (0.16%) Cisco Prime
5 1 (0.078%) Ganglia
5 1 (0.078%) Kibana
5 1 (0.078%) logstash
5 1 (0.078%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.078%) Puppet
5 1 (0.078%) Thomson Reuters DACS
5 1 (0.078%) yum
Vendors
1 131 (10.27%) Oracle
2 107 (8.39%) Murex
3 66 (5.18%) Sybase
4 62 (4.86%) TIBCO
5 61 (4.78%) Microsoft
6 59 (4.63%) ION Trading
7 45 (3.53%) Bloomberg
8 41 (3.22%) Reuters
9 40 (3.14%) Solace
10 18 (1.41%) Calypso
11 15 (1.18%) FXall
12 14 (1.10%) VMware
13 13 (1.02%) IBM
13 13 (1.02%) SAP
14 11 (0.86%) Charles River
14 11 (0.86%) Talarian
15 9 (0.71%) Adobe
15 9 (0.71%) Fortinet
15 9 (0.71%) Informatica
15 9 (0.71%) Salesforce.com
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