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 28 March 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
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 196 183 206
Rank change year-on-year -13 +23  
Contract jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) 566 647 548
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.36% 1.31% 1.12%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.25% 4.19% 3.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 420 538 450
Median daily rate £600 £600 £600
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £425
10% offered a daily rate of more than £750 £713 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £458 £400 £433
% change year-on-year +14.37% -7.51%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 1
Median hourly rate £40.00 £22.67 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +76.46% +67.90%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £13.50

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 13328 15457 15068
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 32.04% 31.29% 30.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 8650 10223 9197
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 498 525 636
Median hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +20.32%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £12.35 £11.74
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £43.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.68 £27.22 £18.83
% change year-on-year -31.36% +44.56%  

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 28 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 28 March 2017.

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 3 months to 28 March 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 -13 549 £600 - 71
West Midlands +12 4 £475 +5.55%
South East +10 4 £650 +26.82% 4
North West +27 2 - - 1
South West -3 2 £425 +41.66%
East of England - 2 - - 3
Yorkshire +16 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 £338 -
Foreign Exchange (FX)
UK

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 March 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).

1 483 (45.83%) Finance
2 477 (45.26%) Banking
3 395 (37.48%) Front Office
4 330 (31.31%) Java
5 281 (26.66%) SQL
6 268 (25.43%) Agile Software Development
7 258 (24.48%) Investment Banking
8 241 (22.87%) Derivative
9 230 (21.82%) Equities
9 230 (21.82%) C++
10 227 (21.54%) Low Latency
11 212 (20.11%) Multithreading
11 212 (20.11%) Electronic Trading
12 188 (17.84%) Fixed Income
13 185 (17.55%) Unix
14 160 (15.18%) Linux
15 154 (14.61%) C#
16 132 (12.52%) Degree
17 122 (11.57%) HTML
17 122 (11.57%) JavaScript
18 117 (11.10%) Analytical Skills
19 108 (10.25%) Risk Management
20 97 (9.20%) Oracle
21 95 (9.01%) MiFID
21 95 (9.01%) HTML5
22 90 (8.54%) Python
23 88 (8.35%) Murex
24 84 (7.97%) AngularJS
25 83 (7.87%) .NET
26 79 (7.50%) Scrum

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 33 (3.13%) Apache Spark
2 12 (1.14%) Apache Pig
2 12 (1.14%) Oracle Coherence
3 11 (1.04%) Tomcat
4 10 (0.95%) WebLogic
4 10 (0.95%) WebSphere
5 9 (0.85%) CMS
5 9 (0.85%) Confluence
6 8 (0.76%) IIS
7 6 (0.57%) Mule
8 5 (0.47%) MQSeries
8 5 (0.47%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 5 (0.47%) SharePoint
9 4 (0.38%) Apache
9 4 (0.38%) DataSynapse
9 4 (0.38%) Elasticsearch
9 4 (0.38%) IBM HTTP Server
9 4 (0.38%) Oracle Workflow
10 3 (0.28%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 3 (0.28%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 30 (2.85%) Spreadsheet
2 27 (2.56%) MS Excel
3 13 (1.23%) MS Visio
4 12 (1.14%) MS Office
5 7 (0.66%) MS PowerPoint
6 6 (0.57%) Photoshop
7 4 (0.38%) MS Project
8 2 (0.19%) Adobe Illustrator
8 2 (0.19%) LaTeX
8 2 (0.19%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 22 (2.09%) Summit
2 16 (1.52%) ION MarketView
3 6 (0.57%) Payment Gateway
4 5 (0.47%) Global One
4 5 (0.47%) Minerva
4 5 (0.47%) Orchestrade
4 5 (0.47%) SAP CO
4 5 (0.47%) SAP FI
4 5 (0.47%) thinkFolio
5 4 (0.38%) Murex MxG2000
6 3 (0.28%) RMDS
6 3 (0.28%) SAP FI/CO
6 3 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 3 (0.28%) SimCorp Dimension
7 2 (0.19%) Sentinel
7 2 (0.19%) Tesseract
8 1 (0.095%) Dynamics NAV
8 1 (0.095%) LatentZero
8 1 (0.095%) Loan IQ
8 1 (0.095%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 5 (0.47%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (0.19%) GitHub
3 1 (0.095%) Adobe Analytics
3 1 (0.095%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.095%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 21 (1.99%) Firewall
2 15 (1.42%) TCP/IP
3 9 (0.85%) MPLS
4 8 (0.76%) WAN
5 5 (0.47%) LAN
6 4 (0.38%) Ethernet
6 4 (0.38%) Internet
6 4 (0.38%) Multicast
6 4 (0.38%) SAN
7 3 (0.28%) FTP
7 3 (0.28%) IPsec
7 3 (0.28%) VPN
8 2 (0.19%) DNS
8 2 (0.19%) FIX Connectivity
9 1 (0.095%) DHCP
9 1 (0.095%) Fibre Channel
9 1 (0.095%) IGMP
9 1 (0.095%) InfiniBand
9 1 (0.095%) SSH
9 1 (0.095%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (5.60%) Big Data
2 58 (5.50%) SQL Server
3 56 (5.31%) KDB
4 38 (3.61%) Relational Database
5 32 (3.04%) Data Warehouse
6 30 (2.85%) Hadoop
7 22 (2.09%) Kdb+
7 22 (2.09%) MongoDB
7 22 (2.09%) NoSQL
8 20 (1.90%) Data Mart
9 15 (1.42%) Redis
10 14 (1.33%) Apache Cassandra
11 13 (1.23%) PowerCenter
12 12 (1.14%) Apache Hive
12 12 (1.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 11 (1.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 10 (0.95%) HBase
15 9 (0.85%) SQL Server 2008
16 8 (0.76%) Data Lake
16 8 (0.76%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 52 (4.93%) Maven
2 51 (4.84%) JIRA
3 38 (3.61%) Mockito
4 37 (3.51%) JUnit
5 34 (3.23%) Jenkins
6 32 (3.04%) Git (software)
7 29 (2.75%) Gradle
8 24 (2.28%) TeamCity
9 20 (1.90%) Selenium
10 19 (1.80%) NUnit
11 15 (1.42%) Cucumber
11 15 (1.42%) Spock
12 10 (0.95%) Subversion
12 10 (0.95%) Team Foundation Server
13 8 (0.76%) Grunt
13 8 (0.76%) gulp
14 7 (0.66%) EasyMock
15 6 (0.57%) Eclipse
15 6 (0.57%) Hudson
15 6 (0.57%) webpack
General
1 483 (45.83%) Finance
2 477 (45.26%) Banking
3 395 (37.48%) Front Office
4 258 (24.48%) Investment Banking
5 43 (4.08%) Back Office
6 41 (3.89%) Financial Institution
7 22 (2.09%) Legal
8 18 (1.71%) Retail
9 16 (1.52%) Prime Brokerage
10 11 (1.04%) Marketing
11 7 (0.66%) Publishing
12 6 (0.57%) General Ledger
13 5 (0.47%) Corporate Banking
13 5 (0.47%) German Language
13 5 (0.47%) Retail Banking
13 5 (0.47%) Telecoms
13 5 (0.47%) Wholesale Banking
14 4 (0.38%) Aerospace
14 4 (0.38%) Automotive
15 3 (0.28%) Billing
Job Titles
1 575 (54.55%) Developer
2 254 (24.10%) Analyst
3 209 (19.83%) Java Developer
4 164 (15.56%) Business Analyst
5 128 (12.14%) C++ Developer
6 81 (7.69%) Electronic Trading Developer
7 78 (7.40%) C# Developer
8 62 (5.88%) Senior Developer
9 54 (5.12%) FX Business Analyst
10 49 (4.65%) Project Manager
11 47 (4.46%) Front Office Developer
11 47 (4.46%) Senior Java Developer
12 41 (3.89%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
12 41 (3.89%) JavaScript Developer
12 41 (3.89%) Low Latency C++ Developer
13 38 (3.61%) Support Analyst
14 37 (3.51%) Quantitative Developer
15 36 (3.42%) MiFID Business Analyst
16 35 (3.32%) Python Developer
17 34 (3.23%) Electronic Trading C++ Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 122 (11.57%) HTML
2 95 (9.01%) HTML5
3 84 (7.97%) AngularJS
4 83 (7.87%) .NET
5 76 (7.21%) FIX Protocol
6 68 (6.45%) Spring
7 61 (5.79%) XML
8 54 (5.12%) Middleware
9 52 (4.93%) WPF
10 51 (4.84%) JMS
11 48 (4.55%) STL
12 47 (4.46%) Boost C++ Libraries
12 47 (4.46%) CSS
13 42 (3.98%) REST
14 33 (3.13%) React
14 33 (3.13%) Web Services
15 32 (3.04%) Hibernate
16 31 (2.94%) jQuery
16 31 (2.94%) Node.js
16 31 (2.94%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 241 (22.87%) Derivative
2 230 (21.82%) Equities
3 188 (17.84%) Fixed Income
4 117 (11.10%) Analytical Skills
5 56 (5.31%) Algorithms
6 48 (4.55%) Computer Science
7 44 (4.17%) Fintech
7 44 (4.17%) User Experience
8 34 (3.23%) Market Risk
9 31 (2.94%) OTC Derivatives
10 22 (2.09%) Equity Derivative
11 21 (1.99%) Reference Data
11 21 (1.99%) Virtual Team
12 20 (1.90%) Interest Rate Derivative
13 18 (1.71%) Credit Risk
14 17 (1.61%) Credit Derivative
15 15 (1.42%) Hedge funds
16 14 (1.33%) Data Structures
17 13 (1.23%) Data Centre
17 13 (1.23%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 185 (17.55%) Unix
2 160 (15.18%) Linux
3 45 (4.27%) Windows
4 15 (1.42%) Windows Server
5 12 (1.14%) Solaris
6 5 (0.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (0.28%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (0.28%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.19%) Android
8 2 (0.19%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.095%) AIX
9 1 (0.095%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.095%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 268 (25.43%) Agile Software Development
2 227 (21.54%) Low Latency
3 212 (20.11%) Electronic Trading
3 212 (20.11%) Multithreading
4 108 (10.25%) Risk Management
5 79 (7.50%) Scrum
6 78 (7.40%) Algorithmic Trading
6 78 (7.40%) Analytics
7 75 (7.12%) OO
8 69 (6.55%) SDLC
9 66 (6.26%) Stakeholder Management
10 65 (6.17%) TDD
11 63 (5.98%) Business Analysis
12 62 (5.88%) Multithreaded Programming
13 58 (5.50%) E-Commerce
14 57 (5.41%) Mathematics
15 53 (5.03%) Project Management
16 47 (4.46%) Change Management
17 46 (4.36%) Data Management
18 43 (4.08%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 330 (31.31%) Java
2 281 (26.66%) SQL
3 230 (21.82%) C++
4 154 (14.61%) C#
5 122 (11.57%) JavaScript
6 90 (8.54%) Python
7 57 (5.41%) Shell Script
8 40 (3.80%) C
9 38 (3.61%) Perl
10 26 (2.47%) Scala
11 24 (2.28%) VBA
12 21 (1.99%) Korn
13 20 (1.90%) ES6
14 18 (1.71%) Bash Shell
14 18 (1.71%) PL/SQL
15 16 (1.52%) MATLAB
16 13 (1.23%) T-SQL
17 12 (1.14%) R
17 12 (1.14%) XPath
18 8 (0.76%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 132 (12.52%) Degree
2 31 (2.94%) PhD
3 12 (1.14%) ISEB
4 9 (0.85%) PMI Certification
5 8 (0.76%) CFA
6 7 (0.66%) PMP
7 3 (0.28%) ISEB Practitioner
7 3 (0.28%) ISTQB
7 3 (0.28%) MBA
8 2 (0.19%) ACCA
8 2 (0.19%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (0.19%) CIMA
8 2 (0.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (0.095%) AAT
9 1 (0.095%) IIBA
9 1 (0.095%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 95 (9.01%) MiFID
2 38 (3.61%) QA
3 14 (1.33%) FATCA
4 13 (1.23%) Dodd-Frank
4 13 (1.23%) EMIR
5 7 (0.66%) SLA
6 6 (0.57%) Data Quality
6 6 (0.57%) IFRS
6 6 (0.57%) PMO
7 4 (0.38%) Solvency II
8 3 (0.28%) Basel III
8 3 (0.28%) CRD IV
8 3 (0.28%) GAAP
9 2 (0.19%) COREP
9 2 (0.19%) SEPA
10 1 (0.095%) Disclosure Scotland
10 1 (0.095%) IAS 39
10 1 (0.095%) PCI DSS
10 1 (0.095%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.095%) SDET
System Software
1 17 (1.61%) HDFS
2 12 (1.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (0.85%) Docker
4 7 (0.66%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 2 (0.19%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.19%) KVM
5 2 (0.19%) Oracle RAC
5 2 (0.19%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.095%) Active Directory
6 1 (0.095%) Apache Flume
6 1 (0.095%) NFS
Systems Management
1 16 (1.52%) Ansible
2 15 (1.42%) Control-M
3 11 (1.04%) HP Quality Center
4 6 (0.57%) Hadoop YARN
5 5 (0.47%) ITRS Geneos
5 5 (0.47%) Kubernetes
5 5 (0.47%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (0.38%) Puppet
7 2 (0.19%) Cisco Prime
7 2 (0.19%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.095%) Ambari
8 1 (0.095%) BMC PATROL
8 1 (0.095%) Oozie
8 1 (0.095%) Perfmon
8 1 (0.095%) SCOM
8 1 (0.095%) Thomson Reuters DACS
Vendors
1 97 (9.20%) Oracle
2 88 (8.35%) Murex
3 57 (5.41%) Sybase
4 39 (3.70%) Solace
5 37 (3.51%) Bloomberg
6 34 (3.23%) Reuters
7 31 (2.94%) ION Trading
7 31 (2.94%) TIBCO
8 23 (2.18%) Microsoft
9 19 (1.80%) SAP
10 15 (1.42%) VMware
11 14 (1.33%) Microgen
11 14 (1.33%) MuleSoft
12 12 (1.14%) Cognizant
13 10 (0.95%) Calypso
13 10 (0.95%) Cisco
13 10 (0.95%) Hortonworks
13 10 (0.95%) HP
14 9 (0.85%) Fidessa
14 9 (0.85%) IBM
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