Period
to 20 July 2017

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 20 July 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)
England > London
6 months to
20 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 79 110 101
Rank change year-on-year +31 -9 -15
Contract jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) 1312 1015 1054
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 3.14% 2.24% 2.29%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 8.28% 6.03% 6.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 1010 840 875
London median daily rate £600 £600 £600
10th Percentile £463 £425 £443
90th Percentile £750 £738 £750
England median daily rate £600 £600 £600
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 0
London median hourly rate £40.00 £47.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.79% - -
England median hourly rate £45.00 £47.50 £13.50
% change year-on-year -5.26% +251.85% -40.00%

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 London with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 15838 16819 17033
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 37.92% 37.09% 36.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 11227 12087 11890
London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £313 £288 £263
90th Percentile £675 £650 £650
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 231 220 296
London median hourly rate £22.50 £20.13 £19.94
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.77% +0.97% -0.31%
10th Percentile £12.50 £11.48 £12.27
90th Percentile £50.00 £55.25 £53.88
England median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year - +11.11% -7.69%

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 20 July 2017.

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)
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) in London over the 6 months to 20 July 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 20 July 2017. 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
City of London +6 232 £600 - 21
Canary Wharf +7 15 £625 +25.00%
Docklands, London +6 10 £613 +13.95%
Croydon - 6 - -
Brentford +2 3 £425 +6.25%
Bromley +11 1 £575 +4.55%
Kingston Upon Thames - 1 £215 -
Foreign Exchange (FX)
England

For the 6 months to 20 July 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 London region with a requirement for Foreign Exchange (FX).

1 613 (46.72%) Front Office
2 597 (45.50%) Banking
3 574 (43.75%) Finance
4 526 (40.09%) Java
5 340 (25.91%) Investment Banking
6 337 (25.69%) Agile Software Development
7 327 (24.92%) Electronic Trading
8 324 (24.70%) SQL
9 305 (23.25%) Multithreading
10 300 (22.87%) Low Latency
11 291 (22.18%) Derivative
12 288 (21.95%) C++
13 278 (21.19%) Equities
14 270 (20.58%) Fixed Income
15 234 (17.84%) C#
16 174 (13.26%) Unix
17 155 (11.81%) HTML
18 154 (11.74%) Linux
18 154 (11.74%) Python
19 153 (11.66%) JavaScript
20 143 (10.90%) Analytical Skills
21 139 (10.59%) HTML5
22 129 (9.83%) Greenfield Project
23 122 (9.30%) Oracle
24 121 (9.22%) .NET
25 119 (9.07%) Degree
25 119 (9.07%) AngularJS
26 118 (8.99%) MiFID
27 115 (8.77%) Analytics
28 111 (8.46%) Murex

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 31 (2.36%) CMS
2 24 (1.83%) Oracle Coherence
3 22 (1.68%) Apache Spark
4 20 (1.52%) MQSeries
5 14 (1.07%) Confluence
6 11 (0.84%) Elasticsearch
6 11 (0.84%) WebSphere
7 8 (0.61%) WebLogic
8 7 (0.53%) SharePoint
8 7 (0.53%) Tomcat
9 3 (0.23%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 2 (0.15%) Apache
10 2 (0.15%) DataSynapse
10 2 (0.15%) IIS
10 2 (0.15%) Mule
10 2 (0.15%) Oracle Workflow
11 1 (0.076%) MS Exchange
11 1 (0.076%) MTS
11 1 (0.076%) SAS
11 1 (0.076%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 62 (4.73%) Microsoft Excel
2 37 (2.82%) Spreadsheet
3 19 (1.45%) MS Visio
4 16 (1.22%) Microsoft Office
5 15 (1.14%) Microsoft Project
6 6 (0.46%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 5 (0.38%) Adobe Illustrator
7 5 (0.38%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.15%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 25 (1.91%) ION MarketView
2 16 (1.22%) Summit
3 15 (1.14%) Global One
4 11 (0.84%) RMDS
5 8 (0.61%) Payment Gateway
6 6 (0.46%) Endur
7 4 (0.30%) Loan IQ
7 4 (0.30%) Markit EDM
7 4 (0.30%) Murex MxG2000
8 3 (0.23%) Bloomberg TOMS
8 3 (0.23%) Kondor
8 3 (0.23%) Minerva
8 3 (0.23%) Orchestrade
8 3 (0.23%) SimCorp Dimension
8 3 (0.23%) SunGard GMI
8 3 (0.23%) thinkFolio
9 2 (0.15%) LatentZero
10 1 (0.076%) Actimize
10 1 (0.076%) Front Arena
10 1 (0.076%) SAP CO
Cloud Services
1 5 (0.38%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (0.30%) GitHub
3 3 (0.23%) PaaS
4 2 (0.15%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.15%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.076%) BrowserStack
5 1 (0.076%) SaaS
5 1 (0.076%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 21 (1.60%) Firewall
2 9 (0.69%) TCP/IP
3 8 (0.61%) MPLS
4 6 (0.46%) SSL
5 4 (0.30%) FIX Connectivity
5 4 (0.30%) Internet
5 4 (0.30%) LAN
6 3 (0.23%) FTP
6 3 (0.23%) SAN
7 2 (0.15%) DNS
7 2 (0.15%) WAN
8 1 (0.076%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (5.18%) SQL Server
2 52 (3.96%) KDB
3 51 (3.89%) Relational Database
4 49 (3.73%) Big Data
5 30 (2.29%) Hadoop
6 22 (1.68%) Data Mart
6 22 (1.68%) NoSQL
7 20 (1.52%) Kdb+
8 18 (1.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 16 (1.22%) MongoDB
10 15 (1.14%) BusinessObjects
11 13 (0.99%) Apache Cassandra
12 12 (0.91%) Redis
13 10 (0.76%) Data Warehouse
13 10 (0.76%) HBase
14 9 (0.69%) DB2
14 9 (0.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 8 (0.61%) Apache Hive
15 8 (0.61%) PostgreSQL
16 7 (0.53%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 64 (4.88%) Git (software)
2 57 (4.34%) JIRA
3 50 (3.81%) Maven
4 30 (2.29%) TeamCity
5 28 (2.13%) Jenkins
5 28 (2.13%) JUnit
6 27 (2.06%) NUnit
7 23 (1.75%) Selenium
8 21 (1.60%) Grunt
9 20 (1.52%) Gradle
10 19 (1.45%) Mockito
11 16 (1.22%) gulp
12 15 (1.14%) Cucumber
13 14 (1.07%) Subversion
13 14 (1.07%) webpack
14 10 (0.76%) Team Foundation Server
15 9 (0.69%) Visual Studio
16 7 (0.53%) Hudson
16 7 (0.53%) Protractor
17 6 (0.46%) Moq
General
1 613 (46.72%) Front Office
2 597 (45.50%) Banking
3 574 (43.75%) Finance
4 340 (25.91%) Investment Banking
5 54 (4.12%) Financial Institution
6 42 (3.20%) Back Office
7 16 (1.22%) Legal
8 14 (1.07%) Marketing
9 9 (0.69%) German Language
10 8 (0.61%) Prime Brokerage
11 7 (0.53%) Wholesale Banking
12 6 (0.46%) French Language
13 4 (0.30%) General Ledger
13 4 (0.30%) Retail
14 3 (0.23%) Games
15 2 (0.15%) Corporate Banking
15 2 (0.15%) Retail Banking
15 2 (0.15%) Spanish Language
15 2 (0.15%) Telecoms
16 1 (0.076%) Japanese Language
Job Titles
1 799 (60.90%) Developer
2 321 (24.47%) Java Developer
3 282 (21.49%) Analyst
4 177 (13.49%) Business Analyst
5 147 (11.20%) C++ Developer
6 128 (9.76%) Electronic Trading Developer
7 116 (8.84%) C# Developer
8 107 (8.16%) Front Office Developer
9 90 (6.86%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
10 84 (6.40%) Senior Developer
11 74 (5.64%) Project Manager
12 70 (5.34%) Low Latency Java Developer
13 66 (5.03%) FX Business Analyst
14 48 (3.66%) .NET Developer
14 48 (3.66%) JavaScript Developer
14 48 (3.66%) Python Developer
14 48 (3.66%) Senior Java Developer
15 47 (3.58%) Quantitative Developer
16 43 (3.28%) Angular Developer
17 41 (3.13%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 155 (11.81%) HTML
2 139 (10.59%) HTML5
3 121 (9.22%) .NET
4 119 (9.07%) AngularJS
5 92 (7.01%) FIX Protocol
6 91 (6.94%) Spring
7 73 (5.56%) React
7 73 (5.56%) XML
8 72 (5.49%) Middleware
9 67 (5.11%) WPF
10 60 (4.57%) CSS
11 55 (4.19%) STL
12 52 (3.96%) Node.js
13 51 (3.89%) JNI
14 50 (3.81%) Boost C++ Libraries
15 41 (3.13%) RESTful
16 38 (2.90%) REST
17 37 (2.82%) Swing
18 36 (2.74%) Spring Boot
19 35 (2.67%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 291 (22.18%) Derivative
2 278 (21.19%) Equities
3 270 (20.58%) Fixed Income
4 143 (10.90%) Analytical Skills
5 129 (9.83%) Greenfield Project
6 60 (4.57%) Fintech
7 54 (4.12%) User Experience
8 45 (3.43%) Computer Science
9 42 (3.20%) Interest Rate Derivative
9 42 (3.20%) Market Risk
10 40 (3.05%) Algorithms
11 35 (2.67%) OTC Derivatives
12 30 (2.29%) Virtual Team
13 29 (2.21%) Equity Derivative
14 24 (1.83%) Hedge funds
15 22 (1.68%) PMI
16 21 (1.60%) Credit Derivative
17 20 (1.52%) Credit Risk
17 20 (1.52%) Management Information System
17 20 (1.52%) Swaptions
Operating Systems
1 174 (13.26%) Unix
2 154 (11.74%) Linux
3 64 (4.88%) Windows
4 11 (0.84%) Solaris
4 11 (0.84%) Windows 7
5 6 (0.46%) Windows Server
6 5 (0.38%) Apple iOS
7 4 (0.30%) Android
8 2 (0.15%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.076%) AIX
9 1 (0.076%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 337 (25.69%) Agile Software Development
2 327 (24.92%) Electronic Trading
3 305 (23.25%) Multithreading
4 300 (22.87%) Low Latency
5 115 (8.77%) Analytics
6 110 (8.38%) TDD
7 109 (8.31%) Test Automation
8 106 (8.08%) SDLC
9 98 (7.47%) Multithreaded Programming
10 92 (7.01%) Scrum
11 91 (6.94%) Risk Management
12 84 (6.40%) Algorithmic Trading
13 82 (6.25%) E-Commerce
14 77 (5.87%) OO
15 74 (5.64%) Business Analysis
16 73 (5.56%) Change Management
17 69 (5.26%) Continuous Integration
18 65 (4.95%) Microservices
19 64 (4.88%) Project Management
20 63 (4.80%) Mathematics
Programming Languages
1 526 (40.09%) Java
2 324 (24.70%) SQL
3 288 (21.95%) C++
4 234 (17.84%) C#
5 154 (11.74%) Python
6 153 (11.66%) JavaScript
7 47 (3.58%) C
7 47 (3.58%) VBA
8 38 (2.90%) Scala
9 35 (2.67%) Shell Script
10 32 (2.44%) ES6
10 32 (2.44%) Perl
11 23 (1.75%) T-SQL
12 18 (1.37%) Bash Shell
13 13 (0.99%) PL/SQL
14 12 (0.91%) Korn
14 12 (0.91%) XAML
15 11 (0.84%) R
16 10 (0.76%) MATLAB
17 9 (0.69%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 119 (9.07%) Degree
2 30 (2.29%) PMI Certification
3 22 (1.68%) PMP
4 21 (1.60%) Computer Science Degree
5 19 (1.45%) PhD
6 9 (0.69%) Master's Degree
7 8 (0.61%) ISEB
7 8 (0.61%) Numerate Degree
8 6 (0.46%) CFA
9 3 (0.23%) ISTQB
9 3 (0.23%) MBA
10 2 (0.15%) BPSS Clearance
10 2 (0.15%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 2 (0.15%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 1 (0.076%) A+ Certification
11 1 (0.076%) AAT
11 1 (0.076%) ACCA
11 1 (0.076%) CIMA
11 1 (0.076%) IIBA
11 1 (0.076%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 118 (8.99%) MiFID
2 35 (2.67%) QA
3 21 (1.60%) EMIR
4 13 (0.99%) Dodd-Frank
5 10 (0.76%) PMO
6 7 (0.53%) Data Quality
7 6 (0.46%) IFRS
8 5 (0.38%) SLA
9 4 (0.30%) FATCA
10 3 (0.23%) Basel III
10 3 (0.23%) CRD IV
10 3 (0.23%) PCI DSS
11 2 (0.15%) COREP
11 2 (0.15%) FINREP
11 2 (0.15%) GAAP
11 2 (0.15%) IAS 39
11 2 (0.15%) IFRS 9
11 2 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 1 (0.076%) GDPR
12 1 (0.076%) SEPA
System Software
1 13 (0.99%) Docker
2 12 (0.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (0.76%) HDFS
4 2 (0.15%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.15%) KVM
4 2 (0.15%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.076%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.076%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.076%) Platform Symphony
Systems Management
1 11 (0.84%) Ansible
2 8 (0.61%) Kubernetes
3 5 (0.38%) Control-M
3 5 (0.38%) HP Quality Center
3 5 (0.38%) ITRS Geneos
4 4 (0.30%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (0.30%) Puppet
5 2 (0.15%) Cisco Prime
5 2 (0.15%) Ganglia
5 2 (0.15%) Kibana
5 2 (0.15%) logstash
6 1 (0.076%) SCCM
6 1 (0.076%) SCOM
6 1 (0.076%) SCOrch
6 1 (0.076%) SCSM
6 1 (0.076%) Thomson Reuters DACS
6 1 (0.076%) vMotion
6 1 (0.076%) yum
Vendors
1 122 (9.30%) Oracle
2 111 (8.46%) Murex
3 67 (5.11%) Sybase
4 65 (4.95%) Microsoft
5 61 (4.65%) TIBCO
6 59 (4.50%) ION Trading
7 41 (3.13%) Bloomberg
8 39 (2.97%) Reuters
9 33 (2.52%) Solace
10 19 (1.45%) Calypso
11 17 (1.30%) FXall
12 15 (1.14%) Charles River
13 13 (0.99%) VMware
14 12 (0.91%) IBM
15 11 (0.84%) Talarian
16 10 (0.76%) Informatica
16 10 (0.76%) SimCorp
17 9 (0.69%) Fortinet
17 9 (0.69%) Salesforce.com
18 8 (0.61%) Avaya
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