Period
to 27 January 2021

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 27 January 2021 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
27 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 167 311 285
Rank change year-on-year +144 -26 -107
Contract jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) 571 512 847
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.63% 0.79% 0.94%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.75% 2.51% 2.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 491 351 680
Median daily rate £650 £625 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.00% +4.17% -7.69%
10th Percentile £438 £425 £449
90th Percentile £800 £775 £775
UK median daily rate £650 £625 £600
% change year-on-year +4.00% +4.17% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £21.00 -
UK median hourly rate £14.00 £21.00 -
% change year-on-year -33.33% - -

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 12,026 20,434 29,104
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 34.24% 31.45% 32.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,099 13,421 19,591
Median daily rate £475 £470 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.06% -1.05% +5.56%
10th Percentile £253 £253 £275
90th Percentile £698 £675 £663
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £475
% change year-on-year +5.56% -5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 475 839 879
Median hourly rate £26.50 £21.42 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.75% +7.08% -
10th Percentile £12.54 £12.23 £12.00
90th Percentile £57.50 £52.60 £48.75
Median hourly rate £26.27 £22.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +16.76% +12.50% -

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Foreign Exchange (FX) as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) in England.

Daily rate trend for Foreign Exchange (FX) in England

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) in England over the 6 months to 27 January 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Foreign Exchange (FX) in England

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) in England.

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 27 January 2021. 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 +84 566 £650 - 78
Midlands +57 2 - -
West Midlands +44 1 - -
East Midlands +37 1 - -
Foreign Exchange (FX)
UK

For the 6 months to 27 January 2021, 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).

1 379 (66.37%) Front Office
2 341 (59.72%) Java
3 296 (51.84%) Finance
4 233 (40.81%) Banking
5 227 (39.75%) Fixed Income
6 224 (39.23%) Equities
7 217 (38.00%) Derivative
8 212 (37.13%) Python
9 208 (36.43%) Agile Software Development
10 173 (30.30%) Software Engineering
11 170 (29.77%) AWS
12 163 (28.55%) Investment Banking
13 158 (27.67%) Asset Management
14 155 (27.15%) JavaScript
15 153 (26.80%) Web Services
16 148 (25.92%) Multithreading
17 147 (25.74%) C++
18 144 (25.22%) Hedge funds
19 138 (24.17%) SQL
20 137 (23.99%) AngularJS
21 131 (22.94%) Low Latency
22 124 (21.72%) React
22 124 (21.72%) Electronic Trading
23 110 (19.26%) Vue.js
24 98 (17.16%) C#
25 81 (14.19%) Investment Management
26 78 (13.66%) Kotlin
27 72 (12.61%) TypeScript
27 72 (12.61%) Serverless
28 70 (12.26%) Amazon DynamoDB

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 23 (4.03%) Apache
2 13 (2.28%) Apache Spark
3 3 (0.53%) Oracle Coherence
4 2 (0.35%) CMS
4 2 (0.35%) IBM HTTP Server
4 2 (0.35%) Jupyter
5 1 (0.18%) Confluence
5 1 (0.18%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.18%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.18%) WebSphere
Applications
1 9 (1.58%) Spreadsheet
2 6 (1.05%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.35%) Maya
3 2 (0.35%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.35%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.18%) 3ds Max
4 1 (0.18%) Adobe After Effects
4 1 (0.18%) Adobe XD
4 1 (0.18%) Houdini
4 1 (0.18%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 11 (1.93%) ION MarketView
2 4 (0.70%) RMDS
3 2 (0.35%) Temenos Globus
3 2 (0.35%) Temenos T24
4 1 (0.18%) BusinessWorks
4 1 (0.18%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.18%) Misys Midas
4 1 (0.18%) Orchestrade
4 1 (0.18%) PolarLake
4 1 (0.18%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.18%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.18%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.18%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 170 (29.77%) AWS
2 72 (12.61%) Serverless
3 70 (12.26%) Amazon EC2
3 70 (12.26%) Amazon S3
3 70 (12.26%) AWS Lambda
4 55 (9.63%) Azure
5 51 (8.93%) GCP
6 7 (1.23%) AWS CloudFormation
7 2 (0.35%) Amazon ECS
7 2 (0.35%) Amazon SQS
7 2 (0.35%) SaaS
8 1 (0.18%) Azure Machine Learning
8 1 (0.18%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 16 (2.80%) Multicast
2 6 (1.05%) TCP/IP
3 3 (0.53%) Firewall
3 3 (0.53%) HTTP
4 2 (0.35%) WAN
5 1 (0.18%) DMZ
5 1 (0.18%) Ethernet
5 1 (0.18%) LAN
5 1 (0.18%) VPN
5 1 (0.18%) VXLAN
5 1 (0.18%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 70 (12.26%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 26 (4.55%) SQL Server
3 22 (3.85%) Apache Ignite
4 13 (2.28%) NoSQL
5 12 (2.10%) Big Data
6 9 (1.58%) Relational Database
7 5 (0.88%) Apache Cassandra
7 5 (0.88%) KDB
8 4 (0.70%) Data Mart
9 3 (0.53%) Hazelcast
9 3 (0.53%) InterSystems Cache
9 3 (0.53%) MongoDB
9 3 (0.53%) Oracle Reports
9 3 (0.53%) RDBMS
10 2 (0.35%) Amazon Redshift
10 2 (0.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 2 (0.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 1 (0.18%) DB2
11 1 (0.18%) Oracle Database
11 1 (0.18%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 36 (6.30%) GCC
1 36 (6.30%) GDB
2 34 (5.95%) Git (software)
3 17 (2.98%) TeamCity
4 11 (1.93%) JIRA
5 10 (1.75%) Maven
5 10 (1.75%) RStudio
6 7 (1.23%) Octopus Deploy
6 7 (1.23%) Subversion
7 6 (1.05%) Robot Framework
8 4 (0.70%) webpack
9 3 (0.53%) Cucumber
10 2 (0.35%) Jenkins
10 2 (0.35%) Selenium
10 2 (0.35%) Visual Studio
11 1 (0.18%) Bitbucket
11 1 (0.18%) FumeFX
11 1 (0.18%) git-flow
11 1 (0.18%) IntelliJ
11 1 (0.18%) NUnit
General
1 379 (66.37%) Front Office
2 296 (51.84%) Finance
3 233 (40.81%) Banking
4 163 (28.55%) Investment Banking
5 15 (2.63%) Back Office
5 15 (2.63%) Financial Institution
6 7 (1.23%) International Banking
7 4 (0.70%) Legal
7 4 (0.70%) Prime Brokerage
7 4 (0.70%) Private Banking
8 3 (0.53%) Aerospace
8 3 (0.53%) Marketing
8 3 (0.53%) Synthetic Prime Brokerage
9 2 (0.35%) Corporate Banking
9 2 (0.35%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.35%) Wholesale Banking
10 1 (0.18%) Advertising
10 1 (0.18%) Games
10 1 (0.18%) Retail
10 1 (0.18%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 440 (77.06%) Developer
2 148 (25.92%) Java Developer
3 117 (20.49%) Software Engineer
4 113 (19.79%) Developer/Software Engineer
5 87 (15.24%) JavaScript Developer
6 79 (13.84%) Python Developer
7 77 (13.49%) Front Office Developer
8 62 (10.86%) JavaScript Engineer
9 60 (10.51%) Electronic Trading Developer
10 59 (10.33%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
11 58 (10.16%) Python Engineer
12 57 (9.98%) Python Software Engineer
13 56 (9.81%) Analyst
14 50 (8.76%) C++ Developer
15 40 (7.01%) Investment Banking Java Developer
16 34 (5.95%) Pricing Developer
17 32 (5.60%) Lead Developer
18 24 (4.20%) AWS Developer
18 24 (4.20%) Quantitative Developer
19 23 (4.03%) AWS Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 153 (26.80%) Web Services
2 137 (23.99%) AngularJS
3 124 (21.72%) React
4 110 (19.26%) Vue.js
5 55 (9.63%) .NET
5 55 (9.63%) Node.js
6 30 (5.25%) Boost C++ Libraries
6 30 (5.25%) STL
7 29 (5.08%) FIX Protocol
8 26 (4.55%) .NET Core
9 21 (3.68%) Kafka
10 15 (2.63%) Rendezvous
11 13 (2.28%) Middleware
12 12 (2.10%) WPF
13 10 (1.75%) ASP.NET
13 10 (1.75%) ASP.NET Core
13 10 (1.75%) Redux
13 10 (1.75%) WCF
14 9 (1.58%) ASP.NET Web API
14 9 (1.58%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 227 (39.75%) Fixed Income
2 224 (39.23%) Equities
3 217 (38.00%) Derivative
4 144 (25.22%) Hedge funds
5 35 (6.13%) Analytical Skills
6 26 (4.55%) Greenfield Project
7 24 (4.20%) Blog
8 22 (3.85%) Data Structures
9 19 (3.33%) Credit Derivative
10 17 (2.98%) Market Risk
11 12 (2.10%) Algorithms
12 11 (1.93%) Grid Computing
13 10 (1.75%) Enterprise Software
14 8 (1.40%) Virtual Team
15 7 (1.23%) User Experience
16 6 (1.05%) Credit Risk
16 6 (1.05%) Tandem
17 4 (0.70%) Analytical Mindset
17 4 (0.70%) Management Information System
17 4 (0.70%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 61 (10.68%) Linux
2 13 (2.28%) Unix
3 9 (1.58%) Windows
4 1 (0.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 208 (36.43%) Agile Software Development
2 173 (30.30%) Software Engineering
3 158 (27.67%) Asset Management
4 148 (25.92%) Multithreading
5 131 (22.94%) Low Latency
6 124 (21.72%) Electronic Trading
7 81 (14.19%) Investment Management
8 48 (8.41%) Analytics
9 46 (8.06%) Multithreaded Programming
10 42 (7.36%) Scrum
11 39 (6.83%) Portfolio Management
12 35 (6.13%) Microservices
12 35 (6.13%) Risk Management
13 34 (5.95%) Computer Science
13 34 (5.95%) TDD
14 33 (5.78%) Fintech
15 31 (5.43%) Requirements Gathering
16 30 (5.25%) Open Source
17 29 (5.08%) Test Automation
18 28 (4.90%) Algorithmic Trading
Programming Languages
1 341 (59.72%) Java
2 212 (37.13%) Python
3 155 (27.15%) JavaScript
4 147 (25.74%) C++
5 138 (24.17%) SQL
6 98 (17.16%) C#
7 78 (13.66%) Kotlin
8 72 (12.61%) TypeScript
9 32 (5.60%) Scala
10 22 (3.85%) Clojure
11 12 (2.10%) Haskell
12 11 (1.93%) C
12 11 (1.93%) VBA
13 7 (1.23%) Java 9
14 5 (0.88%) Perl
15 4 (0.70%) T-SQL
16 3 (0.53%) Java 8
16 3 (0.53%) PHP
16 3 (0.53%) PL/SQL
17 2 (0.35%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 42 (7.36%) Degree
2 23 (4.03%) Computer Science Degree
3 5 (0.88%) PhD
4 2 (0.35%) PMP
5 1 (0.18%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (2.10%) QA
2 8 (1.40%) MiFID
3 2 (0.35%) EMIR
3 2 (0.35%) GDPR
4 1 (0.18%) COBIT
4 1 (0.18%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.18%) Dodd-Frank
4 1 (0.18%) SEPA
4 1 (0.18%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (1.93%) Docker
2 1 (0.18%) Platform Symphony
2 1 (0.18%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (0.18%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.18%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 9 (1.58%) Terraform
2 7 (1.23%) Kubernetes
3 3 (0.53%) Ansible
4 1 (0.18%) BladeLogic
4 1 (0.18%) Grafana
4 1 (0.18%) HP ALM
4 1 (0.18%) ITRS Geneos
4 1 (0.18%) Puppet
4 1 (0.18%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 22 (3.85%) Google
1 22 (3.85%) TIBCO
2 20 (3.50%) Murex
3 18 (3.15%) ION Trading
4 17 (2.98%) Oracle
5 8 (1.40%) Solace
6 5 (0.88%) Bloomberg
7 4 (0.70%) Infragistics
7 4 (0.70%) Sybase
8 3 (0.53%) SAP
9 2 (0.35%) Atlassian
9 2 (0.35%) Microsoft
9 2 (0.35%) ServiceNow
10 1 (0.18%) Adobe
10 1 (0.18%) Apple
10 1 (0.18%) BMC
10 1 (0.18%) Citrix
10 1 (0.18%) Hyperion
10 1 (0.18%) Red Hat
10 1 (0.18%) VMware