Period
to 22 October 2018

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Foreign Exchange (FX) in contract job vacancies advertised in London. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Foreign Exchange (FX) over the 6 months to 22 October 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)
England > London
6 months to
22 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 121 77 137
Rank change year-on-year -44 +60 -27
Contract jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) 1,038 1,503 834
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 2.25% 3.33% 1.88%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 5.84% 8.44% 4.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 814 1,203 658
London median daily rate £625 £600 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.17% - +4.35%
10th Percentile £463 £463 £425
90th Percentile £788 £763 £725
England median daily rate £600 £600 £600
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
London median hourly rate £65.00 - £65.00
10th Percentile £57.50 - £48.00
90th Percentile £72.50 - £82.00
England median hourly rate £55.00 £45.00 £65.00
% change year-on-year +22.22% -30.77% +293.94%

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 London with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 17,778 17,815 16,734
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 38.50% 39.53% 37.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,827 12,734 11,879
London median daily rate £525 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £319 £312 £285
90th Percentile £700 £675 £650
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 256 222 251
London median hourly rate £22.93 £21.12 £19.03
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.60% +10.96% -4.85%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.52 £11.25
90th Percentile £51.25 £47.50 £50.00
England median hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +7.50% - +8.11%

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing Foreign Exchange (FX) as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for Foreign Exchange (FX) in London

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) in London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Foreign Exchange (FX) in London

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) in London over the 6 months to 22 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Foreign Exchange (FX) in London

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) in London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Foreign Exchange (FX) in London

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 6 months to 22 October 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
Central London -36 235 £600 - 59
East London -23 21 £550 -12.00% 6
West London -11 1 £525 +23.53% 11
South London -22 1 - - 1
Foreign Exchange (FX)
England

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 London region with a requirement for Foreign Exchange (FX).

1 484 (46.63%) Finance
2 478 (46.05%) Front Office
3 413 (39.79%) Banking
4 351 (33.82%) Java
5 258 (24.86%) Low Latency
6 245 (23.60%) Agile Software Development
7 244 (23.51%) C#
8 228 (21.97%) SQL
9 222 (21.39%) Multithreading
10 214 (20.62%) Electronic Trading
11 209 (20.13%) Derivative
12 193 (18.59%) Fixed Income
13 185 (17.82%) Equities
14 178 (17.15%) Python
15 154 (14.84%) C++
16 152 (14.64%) Investment Banking
17 145 (13.97%) Linux
18 144 (13.87%) .NET
19 124 (11.95%) Risk Management
20 112 (10.79%) OO
21 107 (10.31%) Oracle
22 105 (10.12%) Unix
23 99 (9.54%) TDD
24 96 (9.25%) Microservices
25 94 (9.06%) JavaScript
26 88 (8.48%) SQL Server
27 85 (8.19%) Analytical Skills
28 73 (7.03%) HTML
28 73 (7.03%) TIBCO
29 72 (6.94%) Asset Management

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 42 (4.05%) Apache Spark
2 40 (3.85%) Elasticsearch
3 12 (1.16%) Confluence
4 8 (0.77%) NServiceBus
5 7 (0.67%) Cloud Foundry
5 7 (0.67%) IIS
6 6 (0.58%) MQSeries
6 6 (0.58%) Oracle Coherence
7 4 (0.39%) CMS
8 3 (0.29%) DataSynapse
9 2 (0.19%) JBoss
9 2 (0.19%) MS Exchange
9 2 (0.19%) Tuxedo
10 1 (0.096%) Apache
10 1 (0.096%) Oracle Workflow
10 1 (0.096%) SharePoint
10 1 (0.096%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.096%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.096%) Umbraco
10 1 (0.096%) WebLogic
Applications
1 15 (1.45%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (0.67%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.29%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (0.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.19%) Maya
4 2 (0.19%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.19%) Photoshop
4 2 (0.19%) ZBrush
5 1 (0.096%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 19 (1.83%) ION MarketView
2 13 (1.25%) Markit EDM
3 11 (1.06%) PolarLake
4 7 (0.67%) thinkFolio
5 4 (0.39%) Bloomberg AIM
5 4 (0.39%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 3 (0.29%) BusinessWorks
6 3 (0.29%) Eagle PACE
6 3 (0.29%) Kondor
6 3 (0.29%) SAP CO
7 2 (0.19%) Global One
7 2 (0.19%) OpenText VIM for SAP
7 2 (0.19%) Payment Gateway
7 2 (0.19%) SAP FI
7 2 (0.19%) SAP FI/CO
8 1 (0.096%) Front Arena
8 1 (0.096%) Orchestrade
8 1 (0.096%) RMDS
8 1 (0.096%) SAP BPC
8 1 (0.096%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 51 (4.91%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (1.54%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (1.54%) PaaS
3 13 (1.25%) GitHub
4 7 (0.67%) IaaS
5 6 (0.58%) AWS Lambda
5 6 (0.58%) Serverless
6 5 (0.48%) Amazon S3
6 5 (0.48%) npm
6 5 (0.48%) SaaS
7 3 (0.29%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 3 (0.29%) Amazon EC2
7 3 (0.29%) AWS CloudFormation
7 3 (0.29%) CloudFront
7 3 (0.29%) Route 53
7 3 (0.29%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 2 (0.19%) Amazon EMR
9 1 (0.096%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.096%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.096%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 17 (1.64%) Firewall
2 14 (1.35%) Multicast
3 6 (0.58%) TCP/IP
4 5 (0.48%) LAN
4 5 (0.48%) WAN
5 4 (0.39%) FIX Connectivity
5 4 (0.39%) Network Security
5 4 (0.39%) RTMP
6 3 (0.29%) DHCP
6 3 (0.29%) DNS
6 3 (0.29%) MPLS
6 3 (0.29%) VLAN
6 3 (0.29%) VPN
7 2 (0.19%) HTTP
7 2 (0.19%) IP Telephony
7 2 (0.19%) SNMP
7 2 (0.19%) SSL
8 1 (0.096%) Intranet
8 1 (0.096%) IPsec
8 1 (0.096%) Sourcefire
Database & Business Intelligence
1 88 (8.48%) SQL Server
2 32 (3.08%) Relational Database
3 18 (1.73%) NoSQL
4 15 (1.45%) Big Data
4 15 (1.45%) KDB
5 14 (1.35%) MongoDB
6 13 (1.25%) Blockchain
7 8 (0.77%) Oracle Database
8 7 (0.67%) Riak
9 6 (0.58%) Apache Cassandra
9 6 (0.58%) RDBMS
10 5 (0.48%) Amazon RDS
10 5 (0.48%) Data Mart
10 5 (0.48%) Data Warehouse
11 4 (0.39%) Hadoop
11 4 (0.39%) ObjectStore
11 4 (0.39%) Redis
11 4 (0.39%) SQL Server 2008
11 4 (0.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 4 (0.39%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 50 (4.82%) JIRA
2 40 (3.85%) TeamCity
3 32 (3.08%) Selenium
3 32 (3.08%) SpecFlow
4 23 (2.22%) Jenkins
5 22 (2.12%) Maven
6 20 (1.93%) Git (software)
7 19 (1.83%) Octopus Deploy
7 19 (1.83%) WebDriver
8 17 (1.64%) MSBuild
9 14 (1.35%) Moq
10 12 (1.16%) Cucumber
11 10 (0.96%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 10 (0.96%) Mockito
12 9 (0.87%) Hudson
12 9 (0.87%) NUnit
12 9 (0.87%) Visual Studio
13 8 (0.77%) Jasmine
13 8 (0.77%) JUnit
14 5 (0.48%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 484 (46.63%) Finance
2 478 (46.05%) Front Office
3 413 (39.79%) Banking
4 152 (14.64%) Investment Banking
5 61 (5.88%) Back Office
6 28 (2.70%) Financial Institution
7 11 (1.06%) Games
8 5 (0.48%) General Ledger
8 5 (0.48%) Legal
8 5 (0.48%) Marketing
9 3 (0.29%) Advertising
9 3 (0.29%) Retail
10 2 (0.19%) Billing
10 2 (0.19%) Corporate Banking
10 2 (0.19%) Retail Banking
10 2 (0.19%) Spanish Language
11 1 (0.096%) French Language
11 1 (0.096%) Greek Language
11 1 (0.096%) Japanese Language
11 1 (0.096%) Prime Brokerage
Job Titles
1 656 (63.20%) Developer
2 249 (23.99%) Java Developer
3 165 (15.90%) Analyst
4 149 (14.35%) C# Developer
5 108 (10.40%) Senior Developer
6 107 (10.31%) Electronic Trading Developer
7 102 (9.83%) Business Analyst
8 90 (8.67%) C++ Developer
9 85 (8.19%) Front Office Developer
10 77 (7.42%) Python Developer
11 60 (5.78%) Quantitative Developer
12 59 (5.68%) Senior Java Developer
13 51 (4.91%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
14 48 (4.62%) .NET Developer
15 45 (4.34%) Low Latency Java Developer
16 40 (3.85%) FX Business Analyst
17 39 (3.76%) Support Analyst
18 36 (3.47%) Banking Analyst
19 33 (3.18%) Project Manager
20 32 (3.08%) C# Developer - Electronic Trading
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 144 (13.87%) .NET
2 73 (7.03%) HTML
3 69 (6.65%) FIX Protocol
4 57 (5.49%) React
5 54 (5.20%) Web Services
5 54 (5.20%) WPF
6 52 (5.01%) AngularJS
7 47 (4.53%) Rendezvous
8 40 (3.85%) HTML5
9 38 (3.66%) NumPy
9 38 (3.66%) Pandas
9 38 (3.66%) PySpark
10 37 (3.56%) Spring
11 35 (3.37%) CSS
12 34 (3.28%) ASP.NET
12 34 (3.28%) Middleware
13 31 (2.99%) JMS
14 29 (2.79%) STL
14 29 (2.79%) TIBCO EMS
15 28 (2.70%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 209 (20.13%) Derivative
2 193 (18.59%) Fixed Income
3 185 (17.82%) Equities
4 85 (8.19%) Analytical Skills
5 72 (6.94%) Greenfield Project
6 35 (3.37%) Fintech
7 29 (2.79%) Market Risk
8 28 (2.70%) Hedge funds
9 24 (2.31%) Algorithms
9 24 (2.31%) Computer Science
10 23 (2.22%) Equity Derivative
11 22 (2.12%) Exotic Derivative
11 22 (2.12%) Interest Rate Derivative
12 18 (1.73%) Data Structures
13 17 (1.64%) OTC Derivatives
14 16 (1.54%) User Experience
15 15 (1.45%) Grid Computing
16 13 (1.25%) Credit Derivative
16 13 (1.25%) SWIFT
17 9 (0.87%) Equity Risk
Operating Systems
1 145 (13.97%) Linux
2 105 (10.12%) Unix
3 57 (5.49%) Windows
4 21 (2.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 14 (1.35%) Solaris
5 14 (1.35%) Windows Server
6 7 (0.67%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.19%) Android
8 1 (0.096%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.096%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 258 (24.86%) Low Latency
2 245 (23.60%) Agile Software Development
3 222 (21.39%) Multithreading
4 214 (20.62%) Electronic Trading
5 124 (11.95%) Risk Management
6 112 (10.79%) OO
7 99 (9.54%) TDD
8 96 (9.25%) Microservices
9 72 (6.94%) Asset Management
10 71 (6.84%) Test Automation
11 69 (6.65%) Algorithmic Trading
12 66 (6.36%) E-Commerce
13 64 (6.17%) Unit Testing
14 63 (6.07%) SDLC
15 59 (5.68%) Software Engineering
16 56 (5.39%) DevOps
17 55 (5.30%) Analytics
18 52 (5.01%) Continuous Integration
18 52 (5.01%) Problem-Solving
19 50 (4.82%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 351 (33.82%) Java
2 244 (23.51%) C#
3 228 (21.97%) SQL
4 178 (17.15%) Python
5 154 (14.84%) C++
6 94 (9.06%) JavaScript
7 41 (3.95%) Java 8
8 33 (3.18%) Bash Shell
9 31 (2.99%) PowerShell
10 29 (2.79%) Perl
11 26 (2.50%) TypeScript
12 23 (2.22%) Scala
13 17 (1.64%) Shell Script
14 16 (1.54%) PL/SQL
15 9 (0.87%) T-SQL
16 8 (0.77%) C
16 8 (0.77%) XAML
17 7 (0.67%) ES6
17 7 (0.67%) VBA
18 6 (0.58%) R
Qualifications
1 59 (5.68%) Degree
2 16 (1.54%) PhD
3 14 (1.35%) Computer Science Degree
4 5 (0.48%) PMI Certification
4 5 (0.48%) PMP
5 4 (0.39%) GIAC
5 4 (0.39%) Master's Degree
5 4 (0.39%) Numerate Degree
6 3 (0.29%) ISEB
7 2 (0.19%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.096%) SAP Certification
8 1 (0.096%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (4.72%) QA
2 23 (2.22%) MiFID
3 12 (1.16%) EMIR
4 6 (0.58%) Dodd-Frank
5 5 (0.48%) PMO
6 1 (0.096%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.096%) GDPR
6 1 (0.096%) ISO 20022
6 1 (0.096%) SLA
System Software
1 37 (3.56%) Docker
2 3 (0.29%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.19%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 11 (1.06%) Kubernetes
2 10 (0.96%) Ansible
3 9 (0.87%) Control-M
4 7 (0.67%) Docker Swarm
4 7 (0.67%) Terraform
5 4 (0.39%) HP ALM
5 4 (0.39%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (0.29%) HP Quality Center
6 3 (0.29%) Kibana
6 3 (0.29%) logstash
7 2 (0.19%) Nagios
7 2 (0.19%) SCCM
7 2 (0.19%) ZABBIX
8 1 (0.096%) BladeLogic
8 1 (0.096%) CA Spectrum
8 1 (0.096%) ITRS Geneos
8 1 (0.096%) Puppet
Vendors
1 107 (10.31%) Oracle
2 73 (7.03%) TIBCO
3 42 (4.05%) Bloomberg
4 38 (3.66%) Splunk
5 35 (3.37%) Microsoft
6 26 (2.50%) Murex
6 26 (2.50%) Sybase
7 23 (2.22%) Reuters
8 21 (2.02%) ION Trading
9 16 (1.54%) Charles River
10 14 (1.35%) Currenex
11 13 (1.25%) Red Hat
12 12 (1.16%) Calypso
12 12 (1.16%) Sun
13 10 (0.96%) Solace
14 9 (0.87%) FXall
15 8 (0.77%) Cisco
15 8 (0.77%) VMware
16 7 (0.67%) SAP
17 6 (0.58%) Remedy