Period
to 16 February 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 16 February 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
16 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 277 300 176
Rank change year-on-year +23 -124 +56
Contract jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) 555 778 1,436
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.90% 0.86% 1.54%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.83% 2.68% 4.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 391 615 1,160
England median daily rate £650 £625 £650
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.00% -3.85% +8.33%
10th Percentile £450 £430 £475
90th Percentile £788 £775 £800
UK median daily rate £650 £625 £650
% change year-on-year +4.00% -3.85% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 2
England median hourly rate £35.00 - £34.50
UK median hourly rate £35.00 - £34.50

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 19,591 29,060 30,755
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 31.80% 32.24% 33.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,490 19,110 20,578
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +4.77%
10th Percentile £250 £281 £263
90th Percentile £675 £663 £663
UK median daily rate £455 £475 £450
% change year-on-year -4.21% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 855 928 937
England median hourly rate £22.88 £20.88 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.58% -2.91% +7.50%
10th Percentile £12.44 £12.00 £11.57
90th Percentile £52.50 £48.75 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £23.70 £20.44 £21.50
% change year-on-year +15.95% -4.93% +8.31%

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 16 February 2020.

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 16 February 2020.

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 16 February 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 +30 531 £650 +4.00% 101
South West +34 10 £450 +136.84% 2
Midlands +61 9 £525 +26.89% 2
West Midlands +55 5 £525 +26.89% 1
East Midlands +38 4 £513 - 1
South East +67 2 £850 +100.00% 1
North of England +54 2 £425 +13.33% 4
North East - 2 £425 -
Foreign Exchange (FX)
UK

For the 6 months to 16 February 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).

1 332 (59.82%) Finance
2 321 (57.84%) Java
3 309 (55.68%) Front Office
4 242 (43.60%) Agile Software Development
5 237 (42.70%) Banking
6 217 (39.10%) JavaScript
7 192 (34.59%) Fixed Income
7 192 (34.59%) Equities
8 177 (31.89%) Derivative
9 169 (30.45%) Python
10 164 (29.55%) React
11 157 (28.29%) Web Services
12 152 (27.39%) C#
13 148 (26.67%) Asset Management
14 146 (26.31%) AWS
15 139 (25.05%) Software Engineering
16 133 (23.96%) AngularJS
17 129 (23.24%) SQL
18 120 (21.62%) Microservices
19 116 (20.90%) Hedge funds
20 111 (20.00%) Analytics
21 109 (19.64%) Azure
22 108 (19.46%) HTML
23 104 (18.74%) Investment Banking
24 99 (17.84%) GCP
25 93 (16.76%) CSS
26 91 (16.40%) TDD
27 90 (16.22%) Portfolio Management
28 87 (15.68%) Electronic Trading
29 86 (15.50%) Analytical Skills

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 13 (2.34%) Apache Spark
2 9 (1.62%) Elasticsearch
3 6 (1.08%) Confluence
4 5 (0.90%) Apache
4 5 (0.90%) Oracle Coherence
5 2 (0.36%) Anypoint
5 2 (0.36%) IIS
5 2 (0.36%) MQSeries
6 1 (0.18%) Cloud Foundry
6 1 (0.18%) DataSynapse
Applications
1 10 (1.80%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.36%) Adobe Illustrator
2 2 (0.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (0.36%) MS Visio
2 2 (0.36%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.18%) Adobe Premiere
3 1 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 42 (7.57%) FINCAD Analytics
2 8 (1.44%) thinkFolio
3 6 (1.08%) Markit EDM
4 4 (0.72%) ION MarketView
4 4 (0.72%) SimCorp Dimension
5 3 (0.54%) BusinessWorks
5 3 (0.54%) RMDS
6 2 (0.36%) Actimize
6 2 (0.36%) Distributed Ledger
6 2 (0.36%) PolarLake
6 2 (0.36%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.18%) Oracle Assets
7 1 (0.18%) Oracle Cash Management
7 1 (0.18%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.18%) Oracle FAH
7 1 (0.18%) Oracle General Ledger
7 1 (0.18%) Oracle Payables
7 1 (0.18%) Oracle Receivables
7 1 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.18%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 146 (26.31%) AWS
2 109 (19.64%) Azure
3 99 (17.84%) GCP
4 42 (7.57%) AWS Step Functions
5 17 (3.06%) Amazon ECS
6 15 (2.70%) Amazon SQS
7 11 (1.98%) PaaS
8 7 (1.26%) AWS Lambda
8 7 (1.26%) GitHub
8 7 (1.26%) Serverless
9 6 (1.08%) Cloud Computing
10 3 (0.54%) Amazon S3
10 3 (0.54%) IaaS
10 3 (0.54%) npm
11 2 (0.36%) Amazon GuardDuty
11 2 (0.36%) AWS CloudFormation
11 2 (0.36%) Route 53
11 2 (0.36%) SaaS
11 2 (0.36%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 1 (0.18%) Amazon Kinesis
Communications & Networking
1 8 (1.44%) Firewall
1 8 (1.44%) RTMP
2 6 (1.08%) TCP/IP
3 5 (0.90%) HTTP
4 4 (0.72%) Multicast
5 3 (0.54%) SSL
6 2 (0.36%) VPN
7 1 (0.18%) HTTPS
7 1 (0.18%) Reverse Proxy
7 1 (0.18%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (10.81%) NoSQL
2 56 (10.09%) Amazon Athena
3 54 (9.73%) SQL Server
4 44 (7.93%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 43 (7.75%) PostgreSQL
6 39 (7.03%) Amazon Aurora
7 35 (6.31%) Relational Database
8 31 (5.59%) MongoDB
9 30 (5.41%) Redis
10 28 (5.05%) Couchbase
10 28 (5.05%) Flink
10 28 (5.05%) RDBMS
11 27 (4.86%) Apache Cassandra
11 27 (4.86%) DB2
11 27 (4.86%) HBase
11 27 (4.86%) KDB
11 27 (4.86%) MariaDB
11 27 (4.86%) Neo4j
12 18 (3.24%) Amazon Redshift
13 15 (2.70%) Kdb+
Development Applications
1 38 (6.85%) Git (software)
2 36 (6.49%) Jenkins
3 34 (6.13%) RStudio
4 31 (5.59%) TeamCity
5 28 (5.05%) JIRA
6 22 (3.96%) Maven
7 18 (3.24%) Subversion
8 9 (1.62%) Octopus Deploy
9 8 (1.44%) JUnit
10 7 (1.26%) NUnit
10 7 (1.26%) Selenium
11 5 (0.90%) Sonatype Nexus
12 4 (0.72%) SonarQube
12 4 (0.72%) SpecFlow
12 4 (0.72%) Visual Studio
12 4 (0.72%) YourKit
13 3 (0.54%) Grunt
13 3 (0.54%) gulp
13 3 (0.54%) WebDriver
13 3 (0.54%) webpack
General
1 332 (59.82%) Finance
2 309 (55.68%) Front Office
3 237 (42.70%) Banking
4 104 (18.74%) Investment Banking
5 11 (1.98%) Financial Institution
6 10 (1.80%) Back Office
7 7 (1.26%) Manufacturing
8 4 (0.72%) Retail
9 2 (0.36%) Legal
9 2 (0.36%) Prime Brokerage
9 2 (0.36%) Retail Banking
9 2 (0.36%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.18%) Advertising
10 1 (0.18%) Corporate Banking
10 1 (0.18%) General Ledger
10 1 (0.18%) German Language
Job Titles
1 385 (69.37%) Developer
2 166 (29.91%) Java Developer
3 96 (17.30%) Senior Developer
4 74 (13.33%) Front Office Developer
5 62 (11.17%) AWS Developer
6 60 (10.81%) Analyst
7 50 (9.01%) Full Stack Developer
8 49 (8.83%) Senior Java Developer
9 44 (7.93%) C# Developer
9 44 (7.93%) JavaScript Developer
9 44 (7.93%) Quantitative Developer
10 43 (7.75%) Electronic Trading Developer
11 42 (7.57%) Python Developer
12 35 (6.31%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
13 32 (5.77%) Business Analyst
14 31 (5.59%) AWS Engineer
15 30 (5.41%) React Developer
16 29 (5.23%) UI Developer
17 23 (4.14%) Architect
18 22 (3.96%) NoSQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 164 (29.55%) React
2 157 (28.29%) Web Services
3 133 (23.96%) AngularJS
4 108 (19.46%) HTML
5 93 (16.76%) CSS
6 86 (15.50%) Vue.js
7 81 (14.59%) .NET
7 81 (14.59%) J2EE
8 60 (10.81%) Node.js
9 55 (9.91%) HTML5
10 48 (8.65%) Kafka
11 34 (6.13%) Spring
12 32 (5.77%) FIX Protocol
13 30 (5.41%) Redux
14 26 (4.68%) Spring Boot
15 21 (3.78%) REST
15 21 (3.78%) WPF
16 16 (2.88%) Sass
17 15 (2.70%) Hibernate
17 15 (2.70%) Pandas
Miscellaneous
1 192 (34.59%) Equities
1 192 (34.59%) Fixed Income
2 177 (31.89%) Derivative
3 116 (20.90%) Hedge funds
4 86 (15.50%) Analytical Skills
5 48 (8.65%) Blog
6 47 (8.47%) Equity Derivative
7 46 (8.29%) Greenfield Project
8 28 (5.05%) Data Structures
9 26 (4.68%) Market Risk
10 19 (3.42%) User Experience
11 15 (2.70%) Public Cloud
12 10 (1.80%) Credit Risk
13 9 (1.62%) Reference Data
14 8 (1.44%) Grid Computing
15 7 (1.26%) Enterprise Software
15 7 (1.26%) iPad
15 7 (1.26%) Virtual Team
16 6 (1.08%) Self-Motivation
17 5 (0.90%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 26 (4.68%) Linux
2 16 (2.88%) Unix
3 13 (2.34%) Windows
4 5 (0.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (0.36%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.18%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 242 (43.60%) Agile Software Development
2 148 (26.67%) Asset Management
3 139 (25.05%) Software Engineering
4 120 (21.62%) Microservices
5 111 (20.00%) Analytics
6 91 (16.40%) TDD
7 90 (16.22%) Portfolio Management
8 87 (15.68%) Electronic Trading
9 77 (13.87%) Investment Management
9 77 (13.87%) Multithreading
10 70 (12.61%) Low Latency
11 66 (11.89%) Continuous Integration
12 59 (10.63%) DevOps
13 57 (10.27%) Test Automation
14 56 (10.09%) OO
15 54 (9.73%) OOP
16 45 (8.11%) Risk Analytics
16 45 (8.11%) Scrum
17 44 (7.93%) Decision-Making
18 43 (7.75%) Computer Science
Programming Languages
1 321 (57.84%) Java
2 217 (39.10%) JavaScript
3 169 (30.45%) Python
4 152 (27.39%) C#
5 129 (23.24%) SQL
6 64 (11.53%) C++
7 48 (8.65%) Kotlin
8 41 (7.39%) R
9 31 (5.59%) TypeScript
10 19 (3.42%) Scala
11 17 (3.06%) Java 8
12 10 (1.80%) Perl
12 10 (1.80%) PHP
13 9 (1.62%) VBA
14 6 (1.08%) Haskell
15 4 (0.72%) Groovy
15 4 (0.72%) Shell Script
16 3 (0.54%) C
16 3 (0.54%) PowerShell
16 3 (0.54%) XAML
Qualifications
1 46 (8.29%) Degree
2 19 (3.42%) Computer Science Degree
3 7 (1.26%) Security Cleared
4 6 (1.08%) SC Cleared
5 3 (0.54%) CISSP
6 1 (0.18%) (ISC)2 CCSP
6 1 (0.18%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.18%) CCSP
6 1 (0.18%) CEH
6 1 (0.18%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.18%) CompTIA Security+
6 1 (0.18%) ISEB
6 1 (0.18%) Master's Degree
6 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.18%) PhD
6 1 (0.18%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (4.50%) QA
2 5 (0.90%) MiFID
3 3 (0.54%) EMIR
3 3 (0.54%) PSD2
4 2 (0.36%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.36%) IFRS
4 2 (0.36%) NIST
4 2 (0.36%) NIST 800
4 2 (0.36%) Solvency II
5 1 (0.18%) AIFMD
5 1 (0.18%) Dodd-Frank
5 1 (0.18%) PMO
5 1 (0.18%) UCITS
System Software
1 24 (4.32%) Docker
2 1 (0.18%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 18 (3.24%) Terraform
2 6 (1.08%) Ansible
3 4 (0.72%) Kubernetes
4 3 (0.54%) BladeLogic
4 3 (0.54%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (0.36%) ITRS Geneos
5 2 (0.36%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.18%) Docker Swarm
Vendors
1 50 (9.01%) Oracle
2 47 (8.47%) Microsoft
3 39 (7.03%) Google
4 34 (6.13%) Sybase
5 31 (5.59%) Remedy
6 19 (3.42%) Charles River
7 16 (2.88%) Bloomberg
8 11 (1.98%) Splunk
8 11 (1.98%) TIBCO
9 10 (1.80%) Murex
10 7 (1.26%) IBM
10 7 (1.26%) ION Trading
11 6 (1.08%) Siemens
12 5 (0.90%) Reuters
12 5 (0.90%) SimCorp
13 4 (0.72%) Calypso
13 4 (0.72%) GoldenSource
13 4 (0.72%) Red Hat
14 3 (0.54%) SAP
14 3 (0.54%) Sun