Period
to 21 August 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 21 August 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
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 229 170 279
Rank change year-on-year -59 +109 -31
Contract jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) 1,117 1,388 913
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.20% 1.57% 0.91%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.48% 4.56% 2.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 876 1,073 751
England median daily rate £638 £600 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £463 £450 £425
90th Percentile £813 £750 £725
UK median daily rate £638 £600 £600
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 4
England median hourly rate £55.00 £42.50 £65.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.41% -34.62% +381.48%
10th Percentile £44.00 £24.25 £28.22
90th Percentile £70.00 £47.75 £95.50
UK median hourly rate £55.00 £45.00 £65.00
% change year-on-year +22.22% -30.77% +381.48%

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 32,123 30,435 34,476
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 34.45% 34.45% 34.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 21,017 19,942 22,801
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £283 £270 £256
90th Percentile £669 £650 £625
UK median daily rate £470 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +4.44% +5.88% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 983 957 1,140
England median hourly rate £21.90 £20.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.50% - +8.11%
10th Percentile £12.23 £11.22 £11.25
90th Percentile £51.00 £50.00 £46.88
UK median hourly rate £21.50 £20.50 £20.78
% change year-on-year +4.88% -1.35% +12.20%

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 21 August 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)
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) in England over the 6 months to 21 August 2018.

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 21 August 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 -40 1,091 £639 +6.46% 144
North of England -10 14 £450 -0.55% 1
Yorkshire - 8 £450 -
North West -17 6 £413 -8.84% 1
South East -28 6 £375 -25.00% 3
South West -8 4 £385 -6.67%
East of England -6 1 - - 1
Foreign Exchange (FX)
UK

For the 6 months to 21 August 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).

1 538 (48.16%) Front Office
2 489 (43.78%) Finance
3 422 (37.78%) Banking
4 414 (37.06%) Java
5 312 (27.93%) Low Latency
6 304 (27.22%) C#
7 303 (27.13%) Electronic Trading
8 283 (25.34%) Agile Software Development
9 261 (23.37%) SQL
10 253 (22.65%) Multithreading
11 195 (17.46%) Equities
12 186 (16.65%) Fixed Income
12 186 (16.65%) C++
12 186 (16.65%) Investment Banking
13 179 (16.03%) .NET
14 165 (14.77%) Linux
14 165 (14.77%) Derivative
15 136 (12.18%) Python
16 131 (11.73%) Risk Management
17 129 (11.55%) JavaScript
18 127 (11.37%) Unix
19 114 (10.21%) TDD
20 100 (8.95%) OO
20 100 (8.95%) E-Commerce
20 100 (8.95%) TIBCO
21 96 (8.59%) Greenfield Project
22 93 (8.33%) Oracle
22 93 (8.33%) Algorithmic Trading
23 92 (8.24%) SQL Server
24 90 (8.06%) AngularJS

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 15 (1.34%) Apache Spark
2 13 (1.16%) Elasticsearch
3 10 (0.90%) JBoss
4 9 (0.81%) NServiceBus
5 8 (0.72%) Confluence
5 8 (0.72%) Oracle Coherence
6 7 (0.63%) IIS
6 7 (0.63%) MQSeries
7 6 (0.54%) Apache
7 6 (0.54%) Tomcat
8 3 (0.27%) Cloud Foundry
8 3 (0.27%) DataSynapse
9 2 (0.18%) Liferay
9 2 (0.18%) MS Exchange
9 2 (0.18%) Tuxedo
9 2 (0.18%) WebSphere
9 2 (0.18%) WebSphere Portal
10 1 (0.090%) CMS
10 1 (0.090%) SharePoint
10 1 (0.090%) WebLogic
Applications
1 16 (1.43%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (0.45%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.18%) Maya
4 2 (0.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.18%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.18%) Photoshop
4 2 (0.18%) ZBrush
5 1 (0.090%) Adobe Captivate
5 1 (0.090%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 32 (2.86%) ION MarketView
2 20 (1.79%) Markit EDM
3 19 (1.70%) thinkFolio
4 17 (1.52%) Eagle PACE
5 15 (1.34%) PolarLake
6 14 (1.25%) Front Arena
7 9 (0.81%) Bloomberg AIM
8 3 (0.27%) BusinessWorks
8 3 (0.27%) Kondor
8 3 (0.27%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 3 (0.27%) SAP CO
9 2 (0.18%) Global One
9 2 (0.18%) OpenText VIM for SAP
9 2 (0.18%) Orchestrade
9 2 (0.18%) RMDS
9 2 (0.18%) SAP BPC
9 2 (0.18%) SAP FI
9 2 (0.18%) SAP FI/CO
10 1 (0.090%) Oracle Cash Management
10 1 (0.090%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 54 (4.83%) Amazon AWS
2 21 (1.88%) GitHub
3 20 (1.79%) Microsoft Azure
4 14 (1.25%) PaaS
5 10 (0.90%) IaaS
6 6 (0.54%) AWS Lambda
6 6 (0.54%) Serverless
7 5 (0.45%) Amazon S3
7 5 (0.45%) npm
8 3 (0.27%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 3 (0.27%) Amazon EC2
8 3 (0.27%) CloudFront
8 3 (0.27%) Route 53
8 3 (0.27%) SaaS
8 3 (0.27%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 2 (0.18%) Amazon EMR
9 2 (0.18%) AWS CloudFormation
9 2 (0.18%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (0.18%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 19 (1.70%) Firewall
2 17 (1.52%) Multicast
3 7 (0.63%) VPN
4 5 (0.45%) FIX Connectivity
4 5 (0.45%) Intranet
4 5 (0.45%) LAN
4 5 (0.45%) WAN
5 4 (0.36%) RTMP
6 3 (0.27%) Broadband
6 3 (0.27%) DHCP
6 3 (0.27%) DNS
6 3 (0.27%) Internet
6 3 (0.27%) MPLS
6 3 (0.27%) Network Security
6 3 (0.27%) TCP/IP
6 3 (0.27%) VLAN
7 2 (0.18%) IP Telephony
7 2 (0.18%) SMS
7 2 (0.18%) SNMP
8 1 (0.090%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 92 (8.24%) SQL Server
2 40 (3.58%) Relational Database
3 25 (2.24%) Blockchain
4 20 (1.79%) KDB
4 20 (1.79%) NoSQL
5 17 (1.52%) MongoDB
6 10 (0.90%) Big Data
6 10 (0.90%) SQL Server 2008
7 9 (0.81%) Oracle Database
8 8 (0.72%) RDBMS
9 7 (0.63%) Apache Cassandra
9 7 (0.63%) Sybase ASE
10 5 (0.45%) Amazon RDS
10 5 (0.45%) Data Warehouse
10 5 (0.45%) Tick Data
11 4 (0.36%) JasperReports
11 4 (0.36%) ObjectStore
11 4 (0.36%) PostgreSQL
11 4 (0.36%) Redis
11 4 (0.36%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 44 (3.94%) TeamCity
2 40 (3.58%) Jenkins
3 39 (3.49%) JIRA
4 32 (2.86%) SpecFlow
5 31 (2.78%) Selenium
6 30 (2.69%) Maven
7 26 (2.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 18 (1.61%) Git (software)
9 17 (1.52%) MSBuild
9 17 (1.52%) Visual Studio Team System
10 15 (1.34%) Moq
10 15 (1.34%) WebDriver
11 13 (1.16%) JUnit
11 13 (1.16%) NUnit
11 13 (1.16%) Octopus Deploy
12 12 (1.07%) Cucumber
13 11 (0.98%) Visual Studio
14 10 (0.90%) Mockito
15 9 (0.81%) Hudson
15 9 (0.81%) Subversion
General
1 538 (48.16%) Front Office
2 489 (43.78%) Finance
3 422 (37.78%) Banking
4 186 (16.65%) Investment Banking
5 74 (6.62%) Back Office
6 29 (2.60%) Financial Institution
7 13 (1.16%) Games
8 9 (0.81%) Legal
9 5 (0.45%) General Ledger
10 3 (0.27%) Advertising
10 3 (0.27%) Retail
10 3 (0.27%) Retail Banking
11 2 (0.18%) Billing
11 2 (0.18%) Marketing
12 1 (0.090%) French Language
12 1 (0.090%) International Banking
12 1 (0.090%) Prime Brokerage
12 1 (0.090%) Private Banking
12 1 (0.090%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 725 (64.91%) Developer
2 284 (25.43%) Java Developer
3 195 (17.46%) Analyst
4 183 (16.38%) C# Developer
5 158 (14.15%) Electronic Trading Developer
6 139 (12.44%) Senior Developer
7 112 (10.03%) Business Analyst
7 112 (10.03%) Front Office Developer
8 105 (9.40%) C++ Developer
9 84 (7.52%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
10 66 (5.91%) FX Business Analyst
11 64 (5.73%) Senior Java Developer
12 61 (5.46%) .NET Developer
13 53 (4.74%) Low Latency Java Developer
14 47 (4.21%) Senior C# Developer
15 45 (4.03%) C# Developer - Electronic Trading
16 42 (3.76%) Banking Analyst
17 40 (3.58%) Support Analyst
18 39 (3.49%) C# .NET Developer
19 38 (3.40%) Quantitative Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 179 (16.03%) .NET
2 90 (8.06%) AngularJS
3 85 (7.61%) HTML
4 82 (7.34%) FIX Protocol
5 75 (6.71%) React
6 73 (6.54%) Rendezvous
7 66 (5.91%) WPF
8 49 (4.39%) Web Services
9 48 (4.30%) CSS
10 46 (4.12%) ASP.NET
11 44 (3.94%) HTML5
12 41 (3.67%) Middleware
13 39 (3.49%) .NET Framework
13 39 (3.49%) Spring
14 38 (3.40%) RESTful
15 37 (3.31%) Node.js
16 36 (3.22%) REST
16 36 (3.22%) WCF
17 33 (2.95%) ASP.NET Web API
18 32 (2.86%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 195 (17.46%) Equities
2 186 (16.65%) Fixed Income
3 165 (14.77%) Derivative
4 96 (8.59%) Greenfield Project
5 78 (6.98%) Analytical Skills
6 47 (4.21%) Fintech
7 34 (3.04%) Computer Science
8 31 (2.78%) Exotic Derivative
9 29 (2.60%) Algorithms
10 24 (2.15%) Equity Derivative
11 21 (1.88%) Market Risk
12 19 (1.70%) Online Banking
13 18 (1.61%) Data Structures
13 18 (1.61%) SWIFT
14 16 (1.43%) Interest Rate Derivative
15 13 (1.16%) OTC Derivatives
15 13 (1.16%) User Experience
16 12 (1.07%) Hedge funds
17 11 (0.98%) Credit Derivative
18 9 (0.81%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 165 (14.77%) Linux
2 127 (11.37%) Unix
3 62 (5.55%) Windows
4 24 (2.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 15 (1.34%) Solaris
5 15 (1.34%) Windows Server
6 7 (0.63%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (0.54%) Android
8 2 (0.18%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.090%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.090%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.090%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 312 (27.93%) Low Latency
2 303 (27.13%) Electronic Trading
3 283 (25.34%) Agile Software Development
4 253 (22.65%) Multithreading
5 131 (11.73%) Risk Management
6 114 (10.21%) TDD
7 100 (8.95%) E-Commerce
7 100 (8.95%) OO
8 93 (8.33%) Algorithmic Trading
9 86 (7.70%) Software Engineering
10 78 (6.98%) Microservices
11 76 (6.80%) DevOps
12 75 (6.71%) Test Automation
13 67 (6.00%) Asset Management
14 62 (5.55%) Analytics
15 60 (5.37%) Unit Testing
16 59 (5.28%) Problem-Solving
17 57 (5.10%) Continuous Integration
17 57 (5.10%) SDLC
18 55 (4.92%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 414 (37.06%) Java
2 304 (27.22%) C#
3 261 (23.37%) SQL
4 186 (16.65%) C++
5 136 (12.18%) Python
6 129 (11.55%) JavaScript
7 47 (4.21%) TypeScript
8 45 (4.03%) Bash Shell
9 39 (3.49%) Java 8
10 25 (2.24%) Scala
11 24 (2.15%) Perl
11 24 (2.15%) PowerShell
12 21 (1.88%) C
13 14 (1.25%) T-SQL
14 13 (1.16%) Shell Script
15 11 (0.98%) PL/SQL
16 10 (0.90%) VBA
17 7 (0.63%) ES6
18 6 (0.54%) RPG
19 5 (0.45%) Korn
Qualifications
1 69 (6.18%) Degree
2 22 (1.97%) Computer Science Degree
3 15 (1.34%) PhD
4 8 (0.72%) Numerate Degree
5 5 (0.45%) PMI Certification
6 4 (0.36%) GIAC
6 4 (0.36%) PMP
6 4 (0.36%) SC Cleared
6 4 (0.36%) Security Cleared
7 2 (0.18%) ISEB
8 1 (0.090%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.090%) Master's Degree
8 1 (0.090%) SAP Certification
8 1 (0.090%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (3.67%) QA
2 27 (2.42%) MiFID
3 13 (1.16%) EMIR
4 9 (0.81%) Dodd-Frank
5 3 (0.27%) SEPA
6 2 (0.18%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.18%) IFRS
6 2 (0.18%) ISO 20022
6 2 (0.18%) PMO
6 2 (0.18%) SLA
7 1 (0.090%) FATCA
7 1 (0.090%) GDPR
7 1 (0.090%) PSD2
7 1 (0.090%) Solvency II
7 1 (0.090%) TARGET2
System Software
1 47 (4.21%) Docker
2 6 (0.54%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.27%) Terminal Server
4 2 (0.18%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 15 (1.34%) Control-M
2 9 (0.81%) Ansible
3 7 (0.63%) Docker Swarm
4 6 (0.54%) CA Spectrum
4 6 (0.54%) Kubernetes
4 6 (0.54%) Terraform
5 3 (0.27%) HP Quality Center
5 3 (0.27%) Kibana
5 3 (0.27%) logstash
5 3 (0.27%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (0.18%) HP ALM
6 2 (0.18%) Nagios
6 2 (0.18%) SCCM
6 2 (0.18%) ZABBIX
7 1 (0.090%) BladeLogic
7 1 (0.090%) CA Service Virtualization
7 1 (0.090%) ITRS Geneos
7 1 (0.090%) Puppet
Vendors
1 100 (8.95%) TIBCO
2 93 (8.33%) Oracle
3 57 (5.10%) Bloomberg
4 42 (3.76%) Microsoft
5 35 (3.13%) ION Trading
6 27 (2.42%) Charles River
7 25 (2.24%) Reuters
7 25 (2.24%) Sybase
8 21 (1.88%) FXall
9 19 (1.70%) Calypso
10 16 (1.43%) Currenex
11 15 (1.34%) Red Hat
12 14 (1.25%) SimCorp
13 13 (1.16%) Atlassian
13 13 (1.16%) Murex
14 12 (1.07%) Remedy
14 12 (1.07%) Solace
15 11 (0.98%) Splunk
15 11 (0.98%) Sun
16 10 (0.90%) SAP