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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 16 May 2022 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
16 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 114 100 98
Rank change year-on-year -14 -2 +117
Contract jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) 917 645 540
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 2.38% 2.72% 2.63%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 6.81% 7.97% 7.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 785 514 470
10th Percentile £538 £504 £525
25th Percentile £600 £575 £575
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £725 £675 £650
Median % change year-on-year +7.41% +3.85% -
75th Percentile £800 £763 £731
90th Percentile £888 £800 £800
England median daily rate £725 £675 £650
% change year-on-year +7.41% +3.85% -

Foreign Exchange (FX) is in the General and Transferable 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 Skills
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 13,458 8,091 6,844
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 34.92% 34.12% 33.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,868 5,665 4,959
10th Percentile £396 £350 £313
25th Percentile £485 £425 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £600 £530 £525
Median % change year-on-year +13.21% +0.95% -
75th Percentile £713 £650 £638
90th Percentile £800 £738 £725
England median daily rate £550 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +10.00% +5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 205 139 116
10th Percentile £19.44 £15.60 £13.13
25th Percentile £24.25 £21.25 £18.00
Median hourly rate £43.80 £32.50 £32.10
Median % change year-on-year +34.77% +1.26% +28.38%
75th Percentile £53.75 £47.50 £47.56
90th Percentile £68.75 £60.20 £53.75
England median hourly rate £26.99 £26.11 £21.71
% change year-on-year +3.38% +20.26% +3.38%

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing Foreign Exchange (FX) as a proportion 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

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

Daily rate trend for Foreign Exchange (FX) in London

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) in London over the 6 months to 16 May 2022.

Daily rate histogram for Foreign Exchange (FX) in London

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

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 16 May 2022. 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
Jobs
Central London -27 98 £750 +11.11% 34
South London 0 16 £800 +85.51% 1
East London - 3 £464 - 9
Foreign Exchange (FX)
England

For the 6 months to 16 May 2022, 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).

1 553 (60.31%) Front Office
2 489 (53.33%) Finance
3 368 (40.13%) Banking
3 368 (40.13%) C#
4 356 (38.82%) Agile
5 353 (38.50%) Java
6 314 (34.24%) Derivative
7 294 (32.06%) Fixed Income
8 280 (30.53%) .NET
9 272 (29.66%) Social Skills
10 271 (29.55%) Equities
11 266 (29.01%) Electronic Trading
12 257 (28.03%) Python
13 246 (26.83%) Investment Banking
14 227 (24.75%) Software Engineering
15 207 (22.57%) JavaScript
16 201 (21.92%) React
17 198 (21.59%) Low Latency
18 194 (21.16%) SQL
19 181 (19.74%) AWS
20 178 (19.41%) C++
21 175 (19.08%) Multithreading
22 174 (18.97%) Asset Management
23 162 (17.67%) Investment Management
24 157 (17.12%) Azure
25 154 (16.79%) CI/CD
26 153 (16.68%) Hedge funds
27 145 (15.81%) Analytics
28 138 (15.05%) TypeScript
29 122 (13.30%) GCP

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 16 (1.74%) CMS
2 11 (1.20%) Apache
3 10 (1.09%) WebSphere
4 7 (0.76%) Confluence
5 6 (0.65%) Apache Airflow
6 5 (0.55%) Apache Spark
6 5 (0.55%) Luigi
7 3 (0.33%) Oracle Coherence
8 2 (0.22%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.11%) Jetty
9 1 (0.11%) MS Project Server
9 1 (0.11%) SharePoint
9 1 (0.11%) Tornado
Applications
1 36 (3.93%) Microsoft Excel
2 24 (2.62%) Spreadsheet
3 10 (1.09%) Microsoft Project
4 7 (0.76%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (0.44%) Microsoft Office
6 2 (0.22%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.11%) Adobe XD
7 1 (0.11%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 18 (1.96%) BusinessWorks
2 5 (0.55%) Markit EDM
2 5 (0.55%) Orchestrade
2 5 (0.55%) SimCorp Dimension
3 3 (0.33%) Kondor
4 2 (0.22%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.22%) Endur
4 2 (0.22%) FINCAD Analytics
5 1 (0.11%) ION MarketView
5 1 (0.11%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 181 (19.74%) AWS
2 157 (17.12%) Azure
3 122 (13.30%) GCP
4 12 (1.31%) NuGet
5 10 (1.09%) IaaS
6 6 (0.65%) Amazon EC2
6 6 (0.65%) PaaS
7 5 (0.55%) Amazon EMR
7 5 (0.55%) Amazon SQS
7 5 (0.55%) Azure Active Directory
7 5 (0.55%) Azure Cosmos DB
7 5 (0.55%) Azure Service Bus
8 4 (0.44%) OpenShift
8 4 (0.44%) Serverless
9 3 (0.33%) Azure App Service
9 3 (0.33%) Azure Monitor
10 2 (0.22%) Azure Functions
10 2 (0.22%) Azure Logic Apps
10 2 (0.22%) Dynamics 365
10 2 (0.22%) GitHub Actions
Communications & Networking
1 31 (3.38%) RTMP
2 29 (3.16%) TCP/IP
3 20 (2.18%) Firewall
3 20 (2.18%) Multicast
4 4 (0.44%) Network Security
5 2 (0.22%) SSL
6 1 (0.11%) Internet
6 1 (0.11%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (4.25%) SQL Server
2 38 (4.14%) Relational Database
3 18 (1.96%) NoSQL
4 15 (1.64%) KDB
5 11 (1.20%) Apache Ignite
6 10 (1.09%) PostgreSQL
7 9 (0.98%) ObjectStore
8 8 (0.87%) Hazelcast
9 6 (0.65%) Amazon Athena
9 6 (0.65%) MySQL
10 5 (0.55%) Amazon RDS
10 5 (0.55%) Amazon Redshift
10 5 (0.55%) Apache Cassandra
10 5 (0.55%) Big Data
10 5 (0.55%) Hadoop
10 5 (0.55%) Presto
10 5 (0.55%) RDBMS
10 5 (0.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 4 (0.44%) ClickHouse
12 3 (0.33%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 110 (12.00%) Git (software)
2 49 (5.34%) JIRA
3 38 (4.14%) Jenkins
4 37 (4.03%) TeamCity
5 23 (2.51%) Maven
6 17 (1.85%) git-flow
7 14 (1.53%) Octopus Deploy
8 13 (1.42%) Cucumber
9 12 (1.31%) Artifactory
9 12 (1.31%) MSBuild
10 10 (1.09%) webpack
11 6 (0.65%) Bitbucket
11 6 (0.65%) Selenium
12 5 (0.55%) GitLab
12 5 (0.55%) Subversion
13 4 (0.44%) IBM UrbanCode
13 4 (0.44%) Mockito
14 3 (0.33%) Hamcrest
14 3 (0.33%) JUnit
14 3 (0.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 553 (60.31%) Front Office
2 489 (53.33%) Finance
3 368 (40.13%) Banking
4 272 (29.66%) Social Skills
5 246 (26.83%) Investment Banking
6 118 (12.87%) Analytical Skills
7 20 (2.18%) Influencing Skills
8 14 (1.53%) Organisational Skills
9 12 (1.31%) Back Office
10 11 (1.20%) Presentation Skills
11 10 (1.09%) Financial Institution
12 9 (0.98%) Legal
12 9 (0.98%) Marketing
13 3 (0.33%) Advertising
13 3 (0.33%) French Language
13 3 (0.33%) International Banking
13 3 (0.33%) Manufacturing
14 1 (0.11%) Documentation Skills
14 1 (0.11%) Law
14 1 (0.11%) Retail
Job Titles
1 613 (66.85%) Developer
2 221 (24.10%) Java Developer
3 150 (16.36%) Software Engineer
4 144 (15.70%) Developer/Software Engineer
5 132 (14.39%) Analyst
6 110 (12.00%) C# Developer
7 109 (11.89%) .NET Developer
8 97 (10.58%) Senior Developer
9 91 (9.92%) Electronic Trading Developer
10 84 (9.16%) AWS Developer
10 84 (9.16%) AWS Engineer
10 84 (9.16%) AWS Software Engineer
11 81 (8.83%) Business Analyst
12 75 (8.18%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
13 69 (7.52%) .NET Software Engineer
14 68 (7.42%) .NET Software Developer
15 64 (6.98%) Front Office Developer
16 63 (6.87%) Senior Java Developer
16 63 (6.87%) UI Developer
17 51 (5.56%) Investment Banking Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 280 (30.53%) .NET
2 201 (21.92%) React
3 118 (12.87%) .NET Core
4 87 (9.49%) WPF
5 76 (8.29%) AngularJS
5 76 (8.29%) Rendezvous
6 75 (8.18%) ASP.NET
7 66 (7.20%) ASP.NET Web API
8 59 (6.43%) ASP.NET Core
9 55 (6.00%) CSS
10 52 (5.67%) HTML
11 44 (4.80%) Middleware
12 40 (4.36%) Reactive Extensions
13 38 (4.14%) Vue.js
13 38 (4.14%) WCF
14 36 (3.93%) HTML5
14 36 (3.93%) RESTful
15 33 (3.60%) gRPC
15 33 (3.60%) Protocol Buffers
16 32 (3.49%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 314 (34.24%) Derivative
2 294 (32.06%) Fixed Income
3 271 (29.55%) Equities
4 153 (16.68%) Hedge funds
5 98 (10.69%) Greenfield Project
6 72 (7.85%) Data Structures
7 53 (5.78%) Algorithms
8 31 (3.38%) User Experience
9 30 (3.27%) Credit Derivative
10 24 (2.62%) Market Risk
11 21 (2.29%) Interest Rate Derivative
12 16 (1.74%) Management Information System
12 16 (1.74%) Swaptions
13 13 (1.42%) Equity Derivative
13 13 (1.42%) Exotic Derivative
14 10 (1.09%) Cloud Native
15 8 (0.87%) Legacy Systems
16 7 (0.76%) Linux Command Line
16 7 (0.76%) Reference Data
17 6 (0.65%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 95 (10.36%) Linux
2 63 (6.87%) Windows
3 40 (4.36%) Unix
4 16 (1.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 16 (1.74%) Windows 10
5 1 (0.11%) Android
5 1 (0.11%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 356 (38.82%) Agile
2 266 (29.01%) Electronic Trading
3 227 (24.75%) Software Engineering
4 198 (21.59%) Low Latency
5 175 (19.08%) Multithreading
6 174 (18.97%) Asset Management
7 162 (17.67%) Investment Management
8 154 (16.79%) CI/CD
9 145 (15.81%) Analytics
10 120 (13.09%) Microservices
11 115 (12.54%) OO
12 109 (11.89%) DevOps
13 97 (10.58%) TDD
14 92 (10.03%) Computer Science
15 82 (8.94%) Migration
16 79 (8.62%) Scrum
17 74 (8.07%) Fintech
18 72 (7.85%) Order Management
19 70 (7.63%) Full Stack Development
20 64 (6.98%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 368 (40.13%) C#
2 353 (38.50%) Java
3 257 (28.03%) Python
4 207 (22.57%) JavaScript
5 194 (21.16%) SQL
6 178 (19.41%) C++
7 138 (15.05%) TypeScript
8 30 (3.27%) XAML
9 18 (1.96%) Perl
10 16 (1.74%) ES6
11 7 (0.76%) VBA
12 5 (0.55%) Scala
13 3 (0.33%) F#
13 3 (0.33%) R
14 2 (0.22%) T-SQL
14 2 (0.22%) VC++
15 1 (0.11%) Haskell
15 1 (0.11%) PL/SQL
15 1 (0.11%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 81 (8.83%) Degree
2 57 (6.22%) Computer Science Degree
3 20 (2.18%) Numerate Degree
4 8 (0.87%) PhD
5 2 (0.22%) CCNA
5 2 (0.22%) CCNP
5 2 (0.22%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (0.22%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 74 (8.07%) QA
2 14 (1.53%) MiFID
3 13 (1.42%) FRS 29
3 13 (1.42%) GAAP
3 13 (1.42%) IFRS
4 9 (0.98%) PMO
5 7 (0.76%) Data Quality
5 7 (0.76%) EMIR
6 3 (0.33%) Dodd-Frank
6 3 (0.33%) GDPR
7 2 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.22%) NIST
7 2 (0.22%) PSD2
8 1 (0.11%) Basel III
8 1 (0.11%) SEPA
8 1 (0.11%) SLA
System Software
1 67 (7.31%) Docker
2 4 (0.44%) NFS
2 4 (0.44%) Samba
Systems Management
1 55 (6.00%) Terraform
2 33 (3.60%) Kubernetes
3 23 (2.51%) Ansible
4 18 (1.96%) BladeLogic
4 18 (1.96%) ITRS Geneos
5 3 (0.33%) HP ALM
6 2 (0.22%) Istio
7 1 (0.11%) Grafana
7 1 (0.11%) Podman
7 1 (0.11%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 84 (9.16%) Microsoft
2 79 (8.62%) TIBCO
3 76 (8.29%) Oracle
4 22 (2.40%) Murex
5 18 (1.96%) BMC
5 18 (1.96%) Sun
6 17 (1.85%) Charles River
7 16 (1.74%) Bloomberg
7 16 (1.74%) Red Hat
8 14 (1.53%) Currenex
9 12 (1.31%) Azul
10 9 (0.98%) Reuters
11 7 (0.76%) DevExpress
11 7 (0.76%) ServiceNow
11 7 (0.76%) Telerik
12 6 (0.65%) Calypso
12 6 (0.65%) Solace
12 6 (0.65%) Sybase
13 5 (0.55%) SimCorp
13 5 (0.55%) Splunk