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 3 months to 23 April 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
3 months to
23 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 83 92 92
Rank change year-on-year +9 0  
Contract jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) 596 599 524
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 2.91% 2.59% 2.34%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 7.89% 7.07% 6.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 451 501 434
Median daily rate £600 £600 £600
90% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £450 £450
10% offered a daily rate of more than £738 £725 £725
UK excluding London median daily rate £445 £400 £413
% change year-on-year +11.25% -3.03%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 0
Median hourly rate £40.00 £22.84 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +75.16% -  
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 London with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 7551 8478 8364
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 36.86% 36.60% 37.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 5383 6097 5728
Median daily rate £500 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year +3.89% +2.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 117 108 128
Median hourly rate £25.00 £22.00 £19.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.63% +11.74%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.50 £13.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £43.78 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £24.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year - +29.72%  

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London 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 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 3 months to 23 April 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 3 months to 23 April 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 3 months to 23 April 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
City of London -21 108 £600 - 27
Canary Wharf +5 8 £638 +27.50%
Docklands, London +2 8 £613 +28.94%
Croydon - 6 - -
Bromley +11 1 £575 +4.54%
Brentford - 1 £550 - 1
Foreign Exchange (FX)
England

For the 6 months to 23 April 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).

1 502 (46.44%) Banking
2 491 (45.42%) Finance
3 448 (41.44%) Front Office
4 372 (34.41%) Java
5 301 (27.84%) SQL
6 287 (26.55%) Investment Banking
7 277 (25.62%) Agile Software Development
8 261 (24.14%) Low Latency
9 252 (23.31%) Derivative
10 245 (22.66%) Electronic Trading
11 244 (22.57%) Equities
12 240 (22.20%) C++
12 240 (22.20%) Multithreading
13 201 (18.59%) Unix
14 196 (18.13%) Fixed Income
15 169 (15.63%) C#
16 159 (14.71%) Linux
17 137 (12.67%) HTML
17 137 (12.67%) Degree
18 125 (11.56%) JavaScript
19 121 (11.19%) Analytical Skills
20 115 (10.64%) HTML5
21 104 (9.62%) Python
22 101 (9.34%) Risk Management
23 99 (9.16%) Murex
24 98 (9.07%) MiFID
25 95 (8.79%) Oracle
26 93 (8.60%) .NET
27 92 (8.51%) FIX Protocol
28 89 (8.23%) AngularJS

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 34 (3.15%) Apache Spark
2 16 (1.48%) Confluence
3 14 (1.30%) Oracle Coherence
4 13 (1.20%) CMS
4 13 (1.20%) Tomcat
5 12 (1.11%) Apache Pig
6 11 (1.02%) MQSeries
6 11 (1.02%) WebLogic
7 10 (0.93%) WebSphere
8 8 (0.74%) IIS
9 6 (0.56%) Mule
9 6 (0.56%) SharePoint
10 4 (0.37%) DataSynapse
10 4 (0.37%) Elasticsearch
10 4 (0.37%) IBM HTTP Server
11 3 (0.28%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 3 (0.28%) Apache
11 3 (0.28%) Oracle Workflow
12 2 (0.19%) Jetty
12 2 (0.19%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 31 (2.87%) Spreadsheet
2 29 (2.68%) Microsoft Excel
3 14 (1.30%) MS Visio
4 10 (0.93%) Microsoft Office
5 5 (0.46%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 3 (0.28%) Microsoft Project
6 3 (0.28%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.19%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (0.19%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 23 (2.13%) Summit
2 21 (1.94%) ION MarketView
3 11 (1.02%) Global One
4 6 (0.56%) Payment Gateway
5 5 (0.46%) Minerva
5 5 (0.46%) Orchestrade
5 5 (0.46%) thinkFolio
6 4 (0.37%) Murex MxG2000
7 3 (0.28%) Endur
7 3 (0.28%) Loan IQ
7 3 (0.28%) SimCorp Dimension
8 2 (0.19%) Bloomberg TOMS
8 2 (0.19%) RMDS
8 2 (0.19%) Sentinel
8 2 (0.19%) SunGard GMI
8 2 (0.19%) Tesseract
9 1 (0.093%) BondVision
9 1 (0.093%) Front Arena
9 1 (0.093%) IntelliMatch
9 1 (0.093%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.37%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (0.19%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.19%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 25 (2.31%) Firewall
2 14 (1.30%) TCP/IP
3 9 (0.83%) MPLS
4 7 (0.65%) Internet
4 7 (0.65%) WAN
5 3 (0.28%) Ethernet
5 3 (0.28%) FTP
5 3 (0.28%) IPsec
5 3 (0.28%) Multicast
5 3 (0.28%) SAN
5 3 (0.28%) VPN
6 2 (0.19%) FIX Connectivity
6 2 (0.19%) LAN
7 1 (0.093%) DNS
7 1 (0.093%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (5.74%) Big Data
1 62 (5.74%) KDB
2 56 (5.18%) SQL Server
3 49 (4.53%) Relational Database
4 30 (2.78%) Hadoop
5 26 (2.41%) MongoDB
6 25 (2.31%) Data Warehouse
6 25 (2.31%) Kdb+
6 25 (2.31%) NoSQL
7 24 (2.22%) Data Mart
8 17 (1.57%) Redis
9 14 (1.30%) Apache Cassandra
9 14 (1.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 12 (1.11%) PowerCenter
10 12 (1.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 11 (1.02%) Apache Hive
12 10 (0.93%) BusinessObjects
12 10 (0.93%) HBase
13 9 (0.83%) SQL Server 2008
14 8 (0.74%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 60 (5.55%) Maven
2 58 (5.37%) JIRA
3 38 (3.52%) Git (software)
3 38 (3.52%) Mockito
4 35 (3.24%) JUnit
5 34 (3.15%) Jenkins
6 33 (3.05%) Gradle
7 26 (2.41%) TeamCity
8 25 (2.31%) NUnit
9 24 (2.22%) Selenium
10 16 (1.48%) Cucumber
11 13 (1.20%) Spock
12 10 (0.93%) Subversion
13 9 (0.83%) Grunt
13 9 (0.83%) gulp
14 7 (0.65%) EasyMock
15 6 (0.56%) Team Foundation Server
15 6 (0.56%) webpack
16 5 (0.46%) Moq
16 5 (0.46%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 502 (46.44%) Banking
2 491 (45.42%) Finance
3 448 (41.44%) Front Office
4 287 (26.55%) Investment Banking
5 45 (4.16%) Back Office
6 41 (3.79%) Financial Institution
7 20 (1.85%) Legal
8 14 (1.30%) Prime Brokerage
9 13 (1.20%) Retail
10 12 (1.11%) Marketing
11 7 (0.65%) General Ledger
11 7 (0.65%) Publishing
12 6 (0.56%) Wholesale Banking
13 5 (0.46%) Retail Banking
14 4 (0.37%) Aerospace
14 4 (0.37%) Automotive
14 4 (0.37%) Corporate Banking
14 4 (0.37%) German Language
15 3 (0.28%) Billing
15 3 (0.28%) French Language
Job Titles
1 613 (56.71%) Developer
2 255 (23.59%) Analyst
3 229 (21.18%) Java Developer
4 153 (14.15%) Business Analyst
5 133 (12.30%) C++ Developer
6 89 (8.23%) C# Developer
7 88 (8.14%) Electronic Trading Developer
8 67 (6.20%) Senior Developer
9 58 (5.37%) Front Office Developer
10 53 (4.90%) Project Manager
11 49 (4.53%) FX Business Analyst
12 48 (4.44%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
13 46 (4.26%) Senior Java Developer
14 44 (4.07%) JavaScript Developer
15 43 (3.98%) Python Developer
16 42 (3.89%) Low Latency C++ Developer
16 42 (3.89%) Low Latency Java Developer
16 42 (3.89%) Support Analyst
17 41 (3.79%) Quantitative Developer
18 35 (3.24%) MiFID Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 137 (12.67%) HTML
2 115 (10.64%) HTML5
3 93 (8.60%) .NET
4 92 (8.51%) FIX Protocol
5 89 (8.23%) AngularJS
6 77 (7.12%) Spring
7 64 (5.92%) XML
8 58 (5.37%) WPF
9 56 (5.18%) JMS
10 54 (5.00%) Middleware
11 50 (4.63%) STL
12 49 (4.53%) Boost C++ Libraries
13 44 (4.07%) Node.js
14 42 (3.89%) CSS
15 38 (3.52%) REST
16 34 (3.15%) React
16 34 (3.15%) RESTful
17 32 (2.96%) Hibernate
17 32 (2.96%) JNI
18 28 (2.59%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 252 (23.31%) Derivative
2 244 (22.57%) Equities
3 196 (18.13%) Fixed Income
4 121 (11.19%) Analytical Skills
5 83 (7.68%) Greenfield Project
6 56 (5.18%) Algorithms
7 48 (4.44%) Computer Science
8 40 (3.70%) User Experience
9 36 (3.33%) Fintech
10 33 (3.05%) OTC Derivatives
11 32 (2.96%) Interest Rate Derivative
12 30 (2.78%) Market Risk
13 26 (2.41%) Equity Derivative
14 22 (2.04%) Virtual Team
15 20 (1.85%) Reference Data
16 17 (1.57%) Credit Derivative
16 17 (1.57%) Credit Risk
16 17 (1.57%) Management Information System
17 16 (1.48%) Data Centre
18 15 (1.39%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 201 (18.59%) Unix
2 159 (14.71%) Linux
3 48 (4.44%) Windows
4 14 (1.30%) Windows Server
5 9 (0.83%) Solaris
6 3 (0.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.19%) Android
7 2 (0.19%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.19%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.19%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.093%) AIX
8 1 (0.093%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 277 (25.62%) Agile Software Development
2 261 (24.14%) Low Latency
3 245 (22.66%) Electronic Trading
4 240 (22.20%) Multithreading
5 101 (9.34%) Risk Management
6 87 (8.05%) Algorithmic Trading
7 86 (7.96%) Analytics
8 82 (7.59%) SDLC
9 81 (7.49%) Scrum
10 73 (6.75%) OO
11 71 (6.57%) TDD
12 70 (6.48%) Multithreaded Programming
13 63 (5.83%) E-Commerce
14 61 (5.64%) Business Analysis
15 59 (5.46%) Stakeholder Management
16 57 (5.27%) Change Management
16 57 (5.27%) Mathematics
17 53 (4.90%) Project Management
18 47 (4.35%) Data Management
19 43 (3.98%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 372 (34.41%) Java
2 301 (27.84%) SQL
3 240 (22.20%) C++
4 169 (15.63%) C#
5 125 (11.56%) JavaScript
6 104 (9.62%) Python
7 55 (5.09%) Shell Script
8 41 (3.79%) C
9 38 (3.52%) Perl
10 32 (2.96%) Scala
11 26 (2.41%) Bash Shell
12 22 (2.04%) ES6
13 21 (1.94%) VBA
14 20 (1.85%) Korn
15 16 (1.48%) PL/SQL
16 15 (1.39%) MATLAB
17 13 (1.20%) T-SQL
18 10 (0.93%) XPath
19 9 (0.83%) XAML
20 7 (0.65%) R
Qualifications
1 137 (12.67%) Degree
2 30 (2.78%) PhD
3 15 (1.39%) PMI Certification
4 10 (0.93%) ISEB
4 10 (0.93%) PMP
5 5 (0.46%) CFA
6 3 (0.28%) MBA
7 2 (0.19%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (0.19%) ISEB Practitioner
7 2 (0.19%) ISTQB
7 2 (0.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.093%) A+ Certification
8 1 (0.093%) AAT
8 1 (0.093%) ACCA
8 1 (0.093%) CIMA
8 1 (0.093%) IIBA
8 1 (0.093%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 98 (9.07%) MiFID
2 30 (2.78%) QA
3 15 (1.39%) EMIR
4 12 (1.11%) FATCA
5 10 (0.93%) Dodd-Frank
6 7 (0.65%) PMO
7 6 (0.56%) Data Quality
7 6 (0.56%) SLA
8 5 (0.46%) IFRS
9 3 (0.28%) Basel III
9 3 (0.28%) CRD IV
10 2 (0.19%) COREP
10 2 (0.19%) FINREP
10 2 (0.19%) GAAP
10 2 (0.19%) PCI DSS
10 2 (0.19%) SEPA
11 1 (0.093%) IAS 39
11 1 (0.093%) IFRS 9
11 1 (0.093%) SDET
11 1 (0.093%) Solvency II
System Software
1 16 (1.48%) HDFS
2 13 (1.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (0.74%) Docker
4 7 (0.65%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 2 (0.19%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.19%) KVM
5 2 (0.19%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.093%) Active Directory
6 1 (0.093%) Apache Flume
6 1 (0.093%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 14 (1.30%) Control-M
2 13 (1.20%) Ansible
3 10 (0.93%) HP Quality Center
4 6 (0.56%) Hadoop YARN
5 5 (0.46%) Kubernetes
6 4 (0.37%) ITRS Geneos
7 2 (0.19%) Cisco Prime
7 2 (0.19%) Puppet
8 1 (0.093%) Ambari
8 1 (0.093%) BMC PATROL
8 1 (0.093%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.093%) Oozie
8 1 (0.093%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.093%) Perfmon
8 1 (0.093%) yum
Vendors
1 99 (9.16%) Murex
2 95 (8.79%) Oracle
3 59 (5.46%) Sybase
4 46 (4.26%) Bloomberg
5 43 (3.98%) TIBCO
6 40 (3.70%) ION Trading
6 40 (3.70%) Reuters
7 39 (3.61%) Solace
8 33 (3.05%) Microsoft
9 14 (1.30%) VMware
10 13 (1.20%) Microgen
11 12 (1.11%) IBM
12 11 (1.02%) Calypso
12 11 (1.02%) MuleSoft
13 10 (0.93%) Cognizant
13 10 (0.93%) Hortonworks
14 9 (0.83%) Cisco
14 9 (0.83%) Fidessa
15 8 (0.74%) Adobe
15 8 (0.74%) Atlassian
City, London
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £550 - £700 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Cititec
Rate: £500 - £750 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £650 - £700 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Oliver James Associates
Rate: £450 - £700 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £800 - £1000 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Montash
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Hatstand Limited
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Streamline Connections
Rate: £600 - £750 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £600 to £675 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
TDA Group
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Venturi
Rate: £375 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
AMS contingency
Posted: 13 days ago
London
AMS contingency
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 26 days ago
London
AMS contingency
Posted: 19 days ago