Period
to 18 February 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 18 February 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
18 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 171 227 209
Rank change year-on-year +56 -18 0
Contract jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) 1,410 997 1,216
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.54% 1.13% 1.23%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.58% 3.45% 3.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,141 746 924
England median daily rate £650 £600 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.33% - -
10th Percentile £475 £425 £413
90th Percentile £800 £725 £725
UK median daily rate £650 £600 £600
% change year-on-year +8.33% - +1.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 4
England median hourly rate £34.50 £60.00 £22.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -42.50% +169.66% -19.09%
10th Percentile £26.10 £55.00 £17.03
90th Percentile £42.90 £65.00 £43.15
UK median hourly rate £34.50 £60.00 £22.25
% change year-on-year -42.50% +169.66% -19.09%

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 30,791 28,910 32,669
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 33.57% 32.76% 32.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 20,829 18,964 21,336
England median daily rate £460 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.14% +2.94% +3.03%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £250
90th Percentile £663 £625 £625
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 907 1,034 1,256
England median hourly rate £22.02 £20.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.08% - +14.29%
10th Percentile £11.70 £11.32 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.25 £47.50 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £22.42 £20.00 £20.63
% change year-on-year +12.11% -3.03% +17.86%

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 18 February 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 18 February 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 18 February 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 +26 1,388 £650 +8.33% 149
North of England +19 6 £500 -9.09% 1
North West +9 6 £500 -9.09%
South East -21 6 £475 +38.28% 5
East of England -16 4 £525 - 2
South West +3 2 £419 -1.47% 3
West Midlands +3 1 £425 -11.92%
Midlands +2 1 £425 -10.53% 2
Foreign Exchange (FX)
UK

For the 6 months to 18 February 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).

1 716 (50.78%) Front Office
2 619 (43.90%) Banking
3 603 (42.77%) Finance
4 536 (38.01%) Java
5 461 (32.70%) Electronic Trading
6 390 (27.66%) C#
7 358 (25.39%) Low Latency
8 332 (23.55%) C++
9 328 (23.26%) Multithreading
10 292 (20.71%) Agile Software Development
11 286 (20.28%) Investment Banking
12 284 (20.14%) SQL
13 233 (16.52%) Linux
14 205 (14.54%) .NET
15 194 (13.76%) Derivative
16 190 (13.48%) Algorithmic Trading
17 189 (13.40%) Python
18 182 (12.91%) FIX Protocol
19 169 (11.99%) Fixed Income
20 157 (11.13%) Equities
21 156 (11.06%) Unix
22 153 (10.85%) WPF
23 148 (10.50%) Risk Management
24 146 (10.35%) TIBCO
25 132 (9.36%) JavaScript
26 116 (8.23%) Analytical Skills
27 111 (7.87%) Oracle
27 111 (7.87%) OO
28 110 (7.80%) Multithreaded Programming
29 109 (7.73%) MiFID

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 (1.06%) Apache Spark
1 15 (1.06%) Oracle Coherence
2 13 (0.92%) JBoss
3 9 (0.64%) IIS
3 9 (0.64%) SharePoint
3 9 (0.64%) Tomcat
4 8 (0.57%) Apache
4 8 (0.57%) Confluence
5 6 (0.43%) MQSeries
6 5 (0.35%) Elasticsearch
7 4 (0.28%) SAS
8 3 (0.21%) CMS
8 3 (0.21%) WebSphere
9 2 (0.14%) Apache Pig
10 1 (0.071%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.071%) DataSynapse
10 1 (0.071%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.071%) PegaRULES
10 1 (0.071%) Sitecore CMS
10 1 (0.071%) Umbraco
Applications
1 49 (3.48%) Microsoft Excel
2 21 (1.49%) Spreadsheet
3 12 (0.85%) MS Visio
4 11 (0.78%) Microsoft Office
4 11 (0.78%) Microsoft Project
5 9 (0.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.071%) Adobe After Effects
6 1 (0.071%) Adobe Premiere
Business Applications
1 47 (3.33%) ION MarketView
2 18 (1.28%) RMDS
3 17 (1.21%) Kondor
4 9 (0.64%) Summit
5 7 (0.50%) BusinessWorks
5 7 (0.50%) SunGard GMI
6 4 (0.28%) Oracle Cash Management
6 4 (0.28%) SAP FSCM
7 3 (0.21%) MetaTrader
7 3 (0.21%) SAP FI
8 2 (0.14%) Actimize
8 2 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
8 2 (0.14%) Murex MxG2000
8 2 (0.14%) SAP CO
8 2 (0.14%) SAP FI/CO
9 1 (0.071%) Dynamics CRM
9 1 (0.071%) Global One
9 1 (0.071%) Oracle General Ledger
9 1 (0.071%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
9 1 (0.071%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 8 (0.57%) npm
1 8 (0.57%) Yarn
2 5 (0.35%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (0.28%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (0.28%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.071%) Adobe Creative Cloud
4 1 (0.071%) IaaS
4 1 (0.071%) Office 365
4 1 (0.071%) OpenShift
4 1 (0.071%) PaaS
4 1 (0.071%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (1.63%) TCP/IP
2 8 (0.57%) LAN
3 5 (0.35%) FIX Connectivity
3 5 (0.35%) PPP
4 4 (0.28%) HTTP
5 3 (0.21%) DHCP
5 3 (0.21%) DNS
5 3 (0.21%) Internet
6 2 (0.14%) Firewall
7 1 (0.071%) Ethernet
7 1 (0.071%) GSM
7 1 (0.071%) Multicast
7 1 (0.071%) NFC
7 1 (0.071%) SMS
7 1 (0.071%) SSH
7 1 (0.071%) VoIP
7 1 (0.071%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 107 (7.59%) SQL Server
2 53 (3.76%) KDB
3 50 (3.55%) Blockchain
4 45 (3.19%) Relational Database
5 29 (2.06%) Big Data
6 16 (1.13%) Hadoop
7 12 (0.85%) MongoDB
8 11 (0.78%) SQL Server 2014
9 9 (0.64%) RDBMS
9 9 (0.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 9 (0.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 8 (0.57%) DB2
10 8 (0.57%) Oracle Database
10 8 (0.57%) SQL Server 2008
11 7 (0.50%) Data Warehouse
11 7 (0.50%) Kdb+
12 6 (0.43%) NoSQL
13 5 (0.35%) BusinessObjects
13 5 (0.35%) Redis
14 4 (0.28%) GIS
Development Applications
1 78 (5.53%) JIRA
2 61 (4.33%) Git (software)
3 52 (3.69%) TeamCity
4 49 (3.48%) Maven
5 27 (1.91%) Jenkins
6 22 (1.56%) JUnit
6 22 (1.56%) Selenium
7 19 (1.35%) NUnit
7 19 (1.35%) Subversion
7 19 (1.35%) Visual Studio
8 18 (1.28%) Gradle
9 15 (1.06%) Cucumber
10 10 (0.71%) ReSharper
11 9 (0.64%) WebDriver
12 8 (0.57%) Bitbucket
12 8 (0.57%) Mockito
12 8 (0.57%) Team Foundation Server
13 6 (0.43%) Ant
13 6 (0.43%) Hudson
13 6 (0.43%) SpecFlow
General
1 716 (50.78%) Front Office
2 619 (43.90%) Banking
3 603 (42.77%) Finance
4 286 (20.28%) Investment Banking
5 55 (3.90%) Financial Institution
6 47 (3.33%) Back Office
7 9 (0.64%) Legal
8 6 (0.43%) General Ledger
9 5 (0.35%) Retail Banking
10 4 (0.28%) French Language
11 3 (0.21%) Pharmaceutical
11 3 (0.21%) Portuguese Language
11 3 (0.21%) Retail
11 3 (0.21%) Spanish Language
12 2 (0.14%) Billing
12 2 (0.14%) International Banking
12 2 (0.14%) Manufacturing
12 2 (0.14%) Marketing
12 2 (0.14%) Private Banking
12 2 (0.14%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 891 (63.19%) Developer
2 321 (22.77%) Java Developer
3 243 (17.23%) C# Developer
4 239 (16.95%) Analyst
5 178 (12.62%) Electronic Trading Developer
6 158 (11.21%) Senior Developer
7 156 (11.06%) C++ Developer
8 146 (10.35%) Business Analyst
9 124 (8.79%) Front Office Developer
10 97 (6.88%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
11 95 (6.74%) Senior Java Developer
12 75 (5.32%) Quantitative Developer
13 67 (4.75%) FX Business Analyst
14 64 (4.54%) .NET Developer
15 58 (4.11%) WPF Developer
16 56 (3.97%) C# WPF Developer
17 53 (3.76%) Project Manager
18 46 (3.26%) JavaScript Developer
18 46 (3.26%) Test Analyst
19 45 (3.19%) C# Developer - Electronic Trading
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 205 (14.54%) .NET
2 182 (12.91%) FIX Protocol
3 153 (10.85%) WPF
4 107 (7.59%) HTML
5 77 (5.46%) HTML5
6 71 (5.04%) Middleware
7 70 (4.96%) AngularJS
8 69 (4.89%) Rendezvous
9 59 (4.18%) Spring
10 52 (3.69%) TIBCO EMS
11 48 (3.40%) CSS
11 48 (3.40%) Reactive Extensions
12 43 (3.05%) .NET Framework
12 43 (3.05%) JMS
13 42 (2.98%) React
13 42 (2.98%) XML
14 41 (2.91%) WCF
15 40 (2.84%) Swing
16 38 (2.70%) RESTful
17 34 (2.41%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 194 (13.76%) Derivative
2 169 (11.99%) Fixed Income
3 157 (11.13%) Equities
4 116 (8.23%) Analytical Skills
5 83 (5.89%) Computer Science
6 48 (3.40%) Greenfield Project
7 46 (3.26%) Fintech
8 43 (3.05%) Algorithms
9 38 (2.70%) Data Structures
10 27 (1.91%) OTC Derivatives
11 25 (1.77%) Market Risk
12 20 (1.42%) Equity Derivative
13 19 (1.35%) Credit Derivative
13 19 (1.35%) Credit Risk
14 15 (1.06%) Interest Rate Derivative
14 15 (1.06%) Online Banking
15 14 (0.99%) Hedge funds
16 13 (0.92%) N-Tier
17 11 (0.78%) Grid Computing
17 11 (0.78%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 233 (16.52%) Linux
2 156 (11.06%) Unix
3 49 (3.48%) Windows
4 45 (3.19%) Solaris
5 29 (2.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (0.35%) Windows Server
7 3 (0.21%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.14%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.071%) AIX
9 1 (0.071%) Android
9 1 (0.071%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.071%) MVS
9 1 (0.071%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 461 (32.70%) Electronic Trading
2 358 (25.39%) Low Latency
3 328 (23.26%) Multithreading
4 292 (20.71%) Agile Software Development
5 190 (13.48%) Algorithmic Trading
6 148 (10.50%) Risk Management
7 111 (7.87%) OO
8 110 (7.80%) Multithreaded Programming
9 106 (7.52%) Test Automation
10 105 (7.45%) E-Commerce
10 105 (7.45%) Mathematics
11 97 (6.88%) TDD
12 85 (6.03%) Analytics
12 85 (6.03%) Continuous Integration
13 77 (5.46%) Project Management
14 76 (5.39%) MVVM
15 73 (5.18%) Change Management
16 71 (5.04%) Unit Testing
17 70 (4.96%) SDLC
17 70 (4.96%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 536 (38.01%) Java
2 390 (27.66%) C#
3 332 (23.55%) C++
4 284 (20.14%) SQL
5 189 (13.40%) Python
6 132 (9.36%) JavaScript
7 51 (3.62%) Perl
8 42 (2.98%) C
9 34 (2.41%) VBA
10 24 (1.70%) Scala
11 23 (1.63%) Bash Shell
11 23 (1.63%) TypeScript
12 20 (1.42%) Korn
13 19 (1.35%) Shell Script
14 18 (1.28%) T-SQL
15 11 (0.78%) Ada
16 10 (0.71%) ES6
17 9 (0.64%) Ruby
18 8 (0.57%) PowerShell
18 8 (0.57%) VB
Qualifications
1 99 (7.02%) Degree
2 54 (3.83%) PhD
3 46 (3.26%) Computer Science Degree
4 15 (1.06%) PMP
5 12 (0.85%) PMI Certification
6 6 (0.43%) ISEB
7 4 (0.28%) Numerate Degree
7 4 (0.28%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 4 (0.28%) SC Cleared
7 4 (0.28%) Security Cleared
8 3 (0.21%) ISTQB
9 2 (0.14%) CFA
9 2 (0.14%) MBA
10 1 (0.071%) CCA
10 1 (0.071%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 1 (0.071%) Master's Degree
10 1 (0.071%) MCSA
10 1 (0.071%) MCSE
10 1 (0.071%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.071%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 109 (7.73%) MiFID
2 56 (3.97%) QA
3 30 (2.13%) EMIR
4 8 (0.57%) PMO
5 7 (0.50%) Dodd-Frank
6 4 (0.28%) SLA
7 3 (0.21%) Data Quality
8 2 (0.14%) COREP
8 2 (0.14%) IFRS
8 2 (0.14%) SEPA
9 1 (0.071%) GDPR
9 1 (0.071%) ISO 20022
9 1 (0.071%) PSD2
9 1 (0.071%) TARGET2
System Software
1 14 (0.99%) Docker
2 8 (0.57%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.14%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (0.14%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.071%) Apache Flume
4 1 (0.071%) HDFS
4 1 (0.071%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.071%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.071%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 26 (1.84%) HP Quality Center
2 15 (1.06%) Ansible
3 10 (0.71%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (0.28%) CA Service Virtualization
5 3 (0.21%) BladeLogic
5 3 (0.21%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 3 (0.21%) Thomson Reuters DACS
6 1 (0.071%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (0.071%) Control-M
6 1 (0.071%) ITRS Geneos
6 1 (0.071%) Kubernetes
6 1 (0.071%) Oozie
6 1 (0.071%) Puppet
6 1 (0.071%) SCCM
6 1 (0.071%) WSUS
6 1 (0.071%) yum
Vendors
1 146 (10.35%) TIBCO
2 111 (7.87%) Oracle
3 68 (4.82%) Sybase
4 67 (4.75%) Reuters
5 66 (4.68%) Microsoft
6 58 (4.11%) ION Trading
7 55 (3.90%) Murex
8 43 (3.05%) Solace
9 42 (2.98%) Bloomberg
10 36 (2.55%) FXall
11 34 (2.41%) Currenex
12 30 (2.13%) Talarian
13 14 (0.99%) SAP
14 8 (0.57%) Calypso
14 8 (0.57%) Capita
14 8 (0.57%) SunGard
14 8 (0.57%) Wallstreet Suite
15 7 (0.50%) CQG
15 7 (0.50%) Fidessa
15 7 (0.50%) Tableau