Period
to 18 January 2019

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 January 2019 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 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 271 174 243
Rank change year-on-year -97 +69 -7
Contract jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) 870 1,429 968
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.95% 1.55% 1.07%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.86% 4.60% 3.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 696 1,162 730
England median daily rate £600 £630 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% +2.13%
10th Percentile £425 £475 £425
90th Percentile £775 £788 £725
UK median daily rate £600 £625 £600
% change year-on-year -4.00% +4.17% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
England median hourly rate £65.00 £45.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +44.44% - -
UK median hourly rate £65.00 £45.00 -
% change year-on-year +44.44% - -

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 30,453 31,032 29,799
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 33.41% 33.60% 33.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 20,267 20,927 19,502
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £288 £263 £256
90th Percentile £663 £650 £625
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 898 880 1,038
England median hourly rate £21.00 £20.63 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.81% +3.14% +2.56%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.24 £11.32
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.83 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £20.69 £20.66 £20.00
% change year-on-year +0.17% +3.28% -

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 January 2019.

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)
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 January 2019. 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 -69 839 £600 -5.88% 146
South East +5 11 £525 +6.60% 8
South West -27 6 £283 -9.60% 2
Midlands -8 4 £414 -2.65% 1
East of England +7 3 £431 -17.86% 2
North West -9 3 £413 -17.50% 1
North of England -24 3 £413 -17.50% 2
West Midlands -12 2 £414 -2.65% 1
East Midlands - 2 - -
Foreign Exchange (FX)
UK

For the 6 months to 18 January 2019, 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).

1 455 (52.30%) Finance
2 351 (40.34%) Banking
3 335 (38.51%) Front Office
4 307 (35.29%) Java
5 224 (25.75%) Agile Software Development
6 201 (23.10%) Derivative
7 193 (22.18%) Python
8 187 (21.49%) C#
9 175 (20.11%) SQL
10 165 (18.97%) Multithreading
11 160 (18.39%) Low Latency
12 155 (17.82%) Electronic Trading
13 152 (17.47%) Equities
14 151 (17.36%) Fixed Income
15 111 (12.76%) .NET
16 102 (11.72%) C++
17 96 (11.03%) Investment Banking
18 94 (10.80%) OO
19 93 (10.69%) Risk Management
20 88 (10.11%) TDD
21 84 (9.66%) Microservices
22 79 (9.08%) HTML
23 77 (8.85%) Linux
24 75 (8.62%) Oracle
24 75 (8.62%) JavaScript
25 73 (8.39%) Analytical Skills
26 71 (8.16%) Asset Management
27 70 (8.05%) Test Automation
28 68 (7.82%) SQL Server
29 67 (7.70%) SDLC

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 64 (7.36%) Apache Spark
2 59 (6.78%) Elasticsearch
3 12 (1.38%) Confluence
4 8 (0.92%) Apache
4 8 (0.92%) Oracle Coherence
5 7 (0.80%) Cloud Foundry
5 7 (0.80%) NServiceBus
6 5 (0.57%) IIS
7 4 (0.46%) DataSynapse
7 4 (0.46%) MQSeries
8 3 (0.34%) CMS
8 3 (0.34%) JBoss
9 2 (0.23%) Mule
9 2 (0.23%) SharePoint
10 1 (0.11%) Jupyter
10 1 (0.11%) MS Exchange
10 1 (0.11%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 1 (0.11%) WebLogic
Applications
1 17 (1.95%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (0.46%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.34%) Maya
4 2 (0.23%) Autodesk Smoke
4 2 (0.23%) Houdini
4 2 (0.23%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (0.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.23%) NUKE
4 2 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.11%) Adobe Captivate
5 1 (0.11%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 10 (1.15%) Markit EDM
2 9 (1.03%) ION MarketView
2 9 (1.03%) PolarLake
3 6 (0.69%) thinkFolio
4 5 (0.57%) Kondor
4 5 (0.57%) SAP FI
5 3 (0.34%) Bloomberg AIM
5 3 (0.34%) HFM
5 3 (0.34%) SAP BPC
6 2 (0.23%) BusinessWorks
6 2 (0.23%) Eagle PACE
6 2 (0.23%) Payment Gateway
6 2 (0.23%) SAP CO
6 2 (0.23%) SAP FI/CO
7 1 (0.11%) Distributed Ledger
7 1 (0.11%) Global One
7 1 (0.11%) OpenText VIM for SAP
7 1 (0.11%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 1 (0.11%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 48 (5.52%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (1.84%) PaaS
3 15 (1.72%) GitHub
4 13 (1.49%) Microsoft Azure
5 6 (0.69%) Google Cloud Platform
6 5 (0.57%) Cloud Computing
6 5 (0.57%) IaaS
6 5 (0.57%) SaaS
7 3 (0.34%) AWS Lambda
7 3 (0.34%) npm
7 3 (0.34%) Serverless
8 2 (0.23%) Amazon EMR
8 2 (0.23%) Amazon S3
8 2 (0.23%) Office 365
9 1 (0.11%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 7 (0.80%) SSL
2 5 (0.57%) Firewall
2 5 (0.57%) TCP/IP
3 3 (0.34%) BGP
3 3 (0.34%) Cisco ASA
3 3 (0.34%) Cisco IOS
3 3 (0.34%) EIGRP
3 3 (0.34%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 3 (0.34%) HSRP
3 3 (0.34%) HTTP
3 3 (0.34%) IPsec
3 3 (0.34%) Multicast
3 3 (0.34%) Network Security
3 3 (0.34%) NX-OS
3 3 (0.34%) Sourcefire
3 3 (0.34%) VRRP
3 3 (0.34%) Wireshark
4 2 (0.23%) FIX Connectivity
4 2 (0.23%) Internet
4 2 (0.23%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (7.82%) SQL Server
2 32 (3.68%) KDB
3 19 (2.18%) Relational Database
4 16 (1.84%) Big Data
5 13 (1.49%) Hazelcast
5 13 (1.49%) NoSQL
6 9 (1.03%) SQL Server 2008
7 8 (0.92%) SQL Server 2014
8 7 (0.80%) Apache Ignite
9 6 (0.69%) Kdb+
9 6 (0.69%) MongoDB
10 5 (0.57%) Data Mart
10 5 (0.57%) RDBMS
10 5 (0.57%) Riak
11 4 (0.46%) Blockchain
11 4 (0.46%) Hadoop
11 4 (0.46%) MySQL
11 4 (0.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 3 (0.34%) Apache Cassandra
12 3 (0.34%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 62 (7.13%) JIRA
2 40 (4.60%) TeamCity
3 33 (3.79%) Jenkins
4 32 (3.68%) Selenium
5 26 (2.99%) SpecFlow
6 19 (2.18%) Git (software)
7 18 (2.07%) WebDriver
8 17 (1.95%) Maven
8 17 (1.95%) MSBuild
8 17 (1.95%) Octopus Deploy
9 14 (1.61%) Cucumber
10 13 (1.49%) Visual Studio
11 10 (1.15%) Hudson
12 9 (1.03%) Mockito
12 9 (1.03%) Moq
13 8 (0.92%) GitLab
13 8 (0.92%) Jasmine
14 5 (0.57%) JUnit
14 5 (0.57%) Team Foundation Server
14 5 (0.57%) Vagrant
General
1 455 (52.30%) Finance
2 351 (40.34%) Banking
3 335 (38.51%) Front Office
4 96 (11.03%) Investment Banking
5 33 (3.79%) Back Office
6 21 (2.41%) Financial Institution
7 9 (1.03%) Games
8 6 (0.69%) Retail
9 5 (0.57%) Legal
9 5 (0.57%) Marketing
9 5 (0.57%) Retail Banking
10 4 (0.46%) General Ledger
11 3 (0.34%) Corporate Banking
11 3 (0.34%) Prime Brokerage
11 3 (0.34%) Wholesale Banking
12 2 (0.23%) Spanish Language
13 1 (0.11%) Billing
13 1 (0.11%) French Language
13 1 (0.11%) Greek Language
13 1 (0.11%) Japanese Language
Job Titles
1 545 (62.64%) Developer
2 217 (24.94%) Java Developer
3 121 (13.91%) Analyst
4 106 (12.18%) Python Developer
5 103 (11.84%) C# Developer
6 84 (9.66%) Electronic Trading Developer
7 73 (8.39%) Senior Developer
8 63 (7.24%) Business Analyst
8 63 (7.24%) Front Office Developer
9 52 (5.98%) C++ Developer
10 51 (5.86%) Quantitative Developer
11 48 (5.52%) Senior Java Developer
12 44 (5.06%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
13 33 (3.79%) Low Latency Java Developer
13 33 (3.79%) Software Engineer
14 28 (3.22%) .NET Developer
14 28 (3.22%) WPF Developer
15 25 (2.87%) Test Analyst
16 24 (2.76%) Banking Analyst
16 24 (2.76%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 111 (12.76%) .NET
2 79 (9.08%) HTML
3 60 (6.90%) NumPy
3 60 (6.90%) Pandas
4 59 (6.78%) PySpark
5 56 (6.44%) HTML5
6 52 (5.98%) React
7 51 (5.86%) Web Services
8 46 (5.29%) Spring
9 44 (5.06%) WPF
10 34 (3.91%) FIX Protocol
11 33 (3.79%) AngularJS
12 31 (3.56%) CSS
13 28 (3.22%) REST
14 26 (2.99%) ActiveMQ
15 24 (2.76%) Node.js
16 23 (2.64%) Rendezvous
17 21 (2.41%) JMS
17 21 (2.41%) TIBCO EMS
18 20 (2.30%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 201 (23.10%) Derivative
2 152 (17.47%) Equities
3 151 (17.36%) Fixed Income
4 73 (8.39%) Analytical Skills
5 65 (7.47%) Greenfield Project
6 41 (4.71%) Hedge funds
7 38 (4.37%) User Experience
8 27 (3.10%) Market Risk
9 26 (2.99%) Fintech
10 20 (2.30%) Exotic Derivative
11 18 (2.07%) Equity Derivative
12 17 (1.95%) Algorithms
12 17 (1.95%) Data Structures
13 16 (1.84%) OTC Derivatives
14 14 (1.61%) SWIFT
15 12 (1.38%) Credit Risk
15 12 (1.38%) Interest Rate Derivative
15 12 (1.38%) Self-Motivation
16 11 (1.26%) Equity Risk
17 10 (1.15%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 77 (8.85%) Linux
2 62 (7.13%) Unix
3 33 (3.79%) Windows
4 9 (1.03%) Windows Server
5 7 (0.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (0.69%) Solaris
7 5 (0.57%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.11%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 224 (25.75%) Agile Software Development
2 165 (18.97%) Multithreading
3 160 (18.39%) Low Latency
4 155 (17.82%) Electronic Trading
5 94 (10.80%) OO
6 93 (10.69%) Risk Management
7 88 (10.11%) TDD
8 84 (9.66%) Microservices
9 71 (8.16%) Asset Management
10 70 (8.05%) Test Automation
11 67 (7.70%) SDLC
12 58 (6.67%) Unit Testing
13 57 (6.55%) Software Engineering
14 56 (6.44%) Analytics
14 56 (6.44%) BDD
15 53 (6.09%) Algorithmic Trading
15 53 (6.09%) Continuous Integration
15 53 (6.09%) DevOps
15 53 (6.09%) Scrum
16 50 (5.75%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 307 (35.29%) Java
2 193 (22.18%) Python
3 187 (21.49%) C#
4 175 (20.11%) SQL
5 102 (11.72%) C++
6 75 (8.62%) JavaScript
7 56 (6.44%) Java 8
8 24 (2.76%) PowerShell
9 21 (2.41%) Perl
10 17 (1.95%) PL/SQL
11 16 (1.84%) Bash Shell
12 14 (1.61%) Scala
12 14 (1.61%) TypeScript
13 12 (1.38%) VBA
14 10 (1.15%) Shell Script
14 10 (1.15%) XAML
15 9 (1.03%) C
16 7 (0.80%) R
17 5 (0.57%) Ada
17 5 (0.57%) RPG
Qualifications
1 45 (5.17%) Degree
2 15 (1.72%) PhD
3 12 (1.38%) Computer Science Degree
4 4 (0.46%) Master's Degree
5 3 (0.34%) GIAC
6 2 (0.23%) CFA
6 2 (0.23%) ISEB
6 2 (0.23%) ISTQB
6 2 (0.23%) Numerate Degree
7 1 (0.11%) PMP
7 1 (0.11%) SAP Certification
7 1 (0.11%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.11%) Security Cleared
7 1 (0.11%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 65 (7.47%) QA
2 12 (1.38%) MiFID
3 9 (1.03%) PMO
4 6 (0.69%) EMIR
5 4 (0.46%) IFRS
6 3 (0.34%) Data Quality
6 3 (0.34%) Dodd-Frank
7 1 (0.11%) GDPR
7 1 (0.11%) ISO 20022
System Software
1 31 (3.56%) Docker
2 2 (0.23%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.23%) XenDesktop
3 1 (0.11%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 17 (1.95%) Kubernetes
2 8 (0.92%) Ansible
3 7 (0.80%) Terraform
4 5 (0.57%) Control-M
4 5 (0.57%) Docker Swarm
5 4 (0.46%) HP ALM
5 4 (0.46%) ITRS Geneos
5 4 (0.46%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (0.23%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (0.23%) vCenter Server
7 1 (0.11%) CA Spectrum
7 1 (0.11%) SCCM
Vendors
1 75 (8.62%) Oracle
2 59 (6.78%) Splunk
3 37 (4.25%) TIBCO
4 34 (3.91%) Microsoft
5 30 (3.45%) Bloomberg
6 29 (3.33%) FXall
7 24 (2.76%) Murex
8 14 (1.61%) Sybase
9 13 (1.49%) Calypso
10 11 (1.26%) Reuters
10 11 (1.26%) SAP
11 9 (1.03%) Charles River
11 9 (1.03%) ION Trading
11 9 (1.03%) Telerik
12 7 (0.80%) Cisco
13 6 (0.69%) VMware
14 5 (0.57%) Dynatrace
14 5 (0.57%) Google
14 5 (0.57%) New Relic
14 5 (0.57%) Remedy