Period
to 19 January 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 19 January 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
19 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 81 121 98
Rank change year-on-year +40 -23 -9
Contract jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) 1,416 920 1,062
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 3.05% 2.20% 2.40%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 7.98% 6.05% 6.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,160 702 775
London median daily rate £646 £600 £575
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.67% +4.35% -4.17%
10th Percentile £475 £444 £406
90th Percentile £800 £725 £725
England median daily rate £638 £600 £588
% change year-on-year +6.25% +2.13% -0.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
London median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £45.00 - £16.50

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 17,753 15,196 16,404
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 38.21% 36.28% 37.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,876 10,678 11,484
London median daily rate £500 £475 £460
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £275
90th Percentile £688 £660 £650
England median daily rate £450 £431 £425
% change year-on-year +4.41% +1.41% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 229 254 269
London median hourly rate £21.90 £21.05 £20.91
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.04% +0.67% +16.17%
10th Percentile £12.70 £12.79 £12.00
90th Percentile £47.50 £50.00 £44.05
England median hourly rate £21.70 £20.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +5.85% +2.50% +14.29%

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 19 January 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 19 January 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 +2 333 £630 +5.00% 37
East London -9 23 £650 +22.07% 1
West London -24 6 £425 -5.56% 3
South London -32 3 £350 -
Foreign Exchange (FX)
England

For the 6 months to 19 January 2018, 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).

1 730 (51.55%) Front Office
2 617 (43.57%) Finance
3 612 (43.22%) Banking
4 542 (38.28%) Java
5 441 (31.14%) Electronic Trading
6 381 (26.91%) C#
7 350 (24.72%) Low Latency
8 338 (23.87%) C++
9 336 (23.73%) Multithreading
10 319 (22.53%) Agile Software Development
11 306 (21.61%) Investment Banking
12 291 (20.55%) SQL
13 243 (17.16%) Linux
14 217 (15.32%) Derivative
15 202 (14.27%) .NET
16 192 (13.56%) Fixed Income
17 190 (13.42%) Algorithmic Trading
18 189 (13.35%) Python
19 184 (12.99%) FIX Protocol
20 167 (11.79%) Unix
21 159 (11.23%) Equities
22 157 (11.09%) WPF
23 154 (10.88%) Risk Management
24 141 (9.96%) TIBCO
25 127 (8.97%) JavaScript
26 126 (8.90%) Multithreaded Programming
27 124 (8.76%) Analytical Skills
28 121 (8.55%) Oracle
29 114 (8.05%) SQL Server
30 113 (7.98%) HTML

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 19 (1.34%) Apache Spark
2 18 (1.27%) Oracle Coherence
3 9 (0.64%) IIS
3 9 (0.64%) MQSeries
3 9 (0.64%) SharePoint
4 6 (0.42%) Confluence
4 6 (0.42%) Elasticsearch
4 6 (0.42%) WebSphere
5 5 (0.35%) Apache
6 4 (0.28%) CMS
6 4 (0.28%) JBoss
6 4 (0.28%) Tomcat
7 3 (0.21%) SAS
8 2 (0.14%) Apache Pig
9 1 (0.071%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.071%) DataSynapse
9 1 (0.071%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.071%) Oracle Workflow
9 1 (0.071%) Sitecore CMS
9 1 (0.071%) WebLogic
Applications
1 61 (4.31%) Microsoft Excel
2 25 (1.77%) Spreadsheet
3 14 (0.99%) Microsoft Project
4 13 (0.92%) Microsoft Office
5 12 (0.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 10 (0.71%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.071%) Adobe After Effects
7 1 (0.071%) Adobe Premiere
Business Applications
1 50 (3.53%) ION MarketView
2 23 (1.62%) RMDS
3 17 (1.20%) Kondor
4 8 (0.56%) Summit
5 7 (0.49%) SunGard GMI
6 5 (0.35%) BusinessWorks
6 5 (0.35%) MetaTrader
7 3 (0.21%) SAP FSCM
8 2 (0.14%) Actimize
8 2 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
8 2 (0.14%) Murex MxG2000
8 2 (0.14%) Oracle Cash Management
8 2 (0.14%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
9 1 (0.071%) Bloomberg TOMS
9 1 (0.071%) Distributed Ledger
9 1 (0.071%) Dynamics CRM
9 1 (0.071%) Global One
9 1 (0.071%) Oracle General Ledger
9 1 (0.071%) SAP S/4HANA
9 1 (0.071%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 7 (0.49%) npm
1 7 (0.49%) Yarn
2 4 (0.28%) PaaS
3 3 (0.21%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.14%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.14%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.071%) Adobe Creative Cloud
5 1 (0.071%) Office 365
5 1 (0.071%) OpenShift
5 1 (0.071%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 30 (2.12%) TCP/IP
2 9 (0.64%) LAN
3 7 (0.49%) FIX Connectivity
4 5 (0.35%) Firewall
4 5 (0.35%) PPP
5 3 (0.21%) DHCP
5 3 (0.21%) DNS
5 3 (0.21%) Internet
6 2 (0.14%) SSL
7 1 (0.071%) Ethernet
7 1 (0.071%) HTTP
7 1 (0.071%) IPsec
7 1 (0.071%) MPLS
7 1 (0.071%) Multicast
7 1 (0.071%) NFC
7 1 (0.071%) SMS
7 1 (0.071%) SSH
7 1 (0.071%) VoIP
7 1 (0.071%) VPN
7 1 (0.071%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 114 (8.05%) SQL Server
2 48 (3.39%) Relational Database
3 47 (3.32%) KDB
4 41 (2.90%) Blockchain
5 36 (2.54%) Big Data
6 19 (1.34%) Hadoop
7 13 (0.92%) SQL Server 2008
8 11 (0.78%) MongoDB
9 9 (0.64%) NoSQL
9 9 (0.64%) OLAP
9 9 (0.64%) Oracle Database
9 9 (0.64%) SQL Server 2014
9 9 (0.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 9 (0.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 7 (0.49%) Kdb+
10 7 (0.49%) RDBMS
11 6 (0.42%) Apache Hive
11 6 (0.42%) BusinessObjects
11 6 (0.42%) Redis
11 6 (0.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 78 (5.51%) JIRA
2 57 (4.03%) Git (software)
3 46 (3.25%) Maven
3 46 (3.25%) TeamCity
4 24 (1.69%) Visual Studio
5 21 (1.48%) Gradle
5 21 (1.48%) Selenium
6 20 (1.41%) Jenkins
6 20 (1.41%) NUnit
7 18 (1.27%) Subversion
8 17 (1.20%) JUnit
9 15 (1.06%) Cucumber
10 11 (0.78%) Bitbucket
11 9 (0.64%) Mockito
11 9 (0.64%) Team Foundation Server
11 9 (0.64%) WebDriver
12 7 (0.49%) ReSharper
13 5 (0.35%) HP UFT
13 5 (0.35%) JIRA Agile
13 5 (0.35%) SpecFlow
General
1 730 (51.55%) Front Office
2 617 (43.57%) Finance
3 612 (43.22%) Banking
4 306 (21.61%) Investment Banking
5 60 (4.24%) Back Office
6 55 (3.88%) Financial Institution
7 10 (0.71%) Legal
8 9 (0.64%) Retail
9 6 (0.42%) Pharmaceutical
10 5 (0.35%) General Ledger
10 5 (0.35%) Retail Banking
11 4 (0.28%) Marketing
11 4 (0.28%) Prime Brokerage
11 4 (0.28%) Telecoms
12 3 (0.21%) French Language
12 3 (0.21%) Portuguese Language
12 3 (0.21%) Spanish Language
13 2 (0.14%) Billing
13 2 (0.14%) International Banking
13 2 (0.14%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 888 (62.71%) Developer
2 330 (23.31%) Java Developer
3 241 (17.02%) Analyst
4 236 (16.67%) C# Developer
5 168 (11.86%) Electronic Trading Developer
6 161 (11.37%) C++ Developer
7 151 (10.66%) Business Analyst
8 141 (9.96%) Senior Developer
9 122 (8.62%) Front Office Developer
10 94 (6.64%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
11 88 (6.21%) Senior Java Developer
12 63 (4.45%) Quantitative Developer
13 62 (4.38%) WPF Developer
14 60 (4.24%) .NET Developer
14 60 (4.24%) C# WPF Developer
14 60 (4.24%) FX Business Analyst
15 56 (3.95%) Project Manager
16 47 (3.32%) JavaScript Developer
17 43 (3.04%) C# Developer - Electronic Trading
18 42 (2.97%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 202 (14.27%) .NET
2 184 (12.99%) FIX Protocol
3 157 (11.09%) WPF
4 113 (7.98%) HTML
5 85 (6.00%) HTML5
6 71 (5.01%) XML
7 69 (4.87%) AngularJS
7 69 (4.87%) Spring
8 66 (4.66%) Rendezvous
9 63 (4.45%) Middleware
10 51 (3.60%) TIBCO EMS
11 49 (3.46%) Swing
12 47 (3.32%) Reactive Extensions
13 43 (3.04%) .NET Framework
14 41 (2.90%) CSS
15 40 (2.82%) JMS
15 40 (2.82%) WCF
16 39 (2.75%) RESTful
17 36 (2.54%) STL
18 34 (2.40%) React
Miscellaneous
1 217 (15.32%) Derivative
2 192 (13.56%) Fixed Income
3 159 (11.23%) Equities
4 124 (8.76%) Analytical Skills
5 77 (5.44%) Computer Science
6 54 (3.81%) Greenfield Project
7 44 (3.11%) Data Structures
8 42 (2.97%) Algorithms
9 41 (2.90%) Fintech
10 37 (2.61%) Market Risk
11 24 (1.69%) Credit Risk
11 24 (1.69%) OTC Derivatives
12 23 (1.62%) Credit Derivative
12 23 (1.62%) Equity Derivative
13 16 (1.13%) Interest Rate Derivative
14 14 (0.99%) Swaptions
15 13 (0.92%) N-Tier
15 13 (0.92%) SWIFT
16 12 (0.85%) Online Banking
17 9 (0.64%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 243 (17.16%) Linux
2 167 (11.79%) Unix
3 66 (4.66%) Windows
4 45 (3.18%) Solaris
5 24 (1.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (0.49%) Windows Server
7 4 (0.28%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.14%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.14%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.071%) Android
9 1 (0.071%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.071%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 441 (31.14%) Electronic Trading
2 350 (24.72%) Low Latency
3 336 (23.73%) Multithreading
4 319 (22.53%) Agile Software Development
5 190 (13.42%) Algorithmic Trading
6 154 (10.88%) Risk Management
7 126 (8.90%) Multithreaded Programming
8 105 (7.42%) Test Automation
9 104 (7.34%) OO
10 99 (6.99%) Mathematics
11 97 (6.85%) User Acceptance Testing
12 95 (6.71%) TDD
13 93 (6.57%) Analytics
14 87 (6.14%) Continuous Integration
15 82 (5.79%) MVVM
16 80 (5.65%) E-Commerce
16 80 (5.65%) Project Management
17 78 (5.51%) SDLC
18 74 (5.23%) Market Making
19 73 (5.16%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 542 (38.28%) Java
2 381 (26.91%) C#
3 338 (23.87%) C++
4 291 (20.55%) SQL
5 189 (13.35%) Python
6 127 (8.97%) JavaScript
7 52 (3.67%) Perl
8 40 (2.82%) C
9 36 (2.54%) VBA
10 28 (1.98%) TypeScript
11 27 (1.91%) Scala
12 25 (1.77%) Shell Script
13 18 (1.27%) Bash Shell
13 18 (1.27%) T-SQL
14 17 (1.20%) Korn
15 12 (0.85%) R
16 11 (0.78%) ES6
17 10 (0.71%) Ruby
18 9 (0.64%) Ada
19 8 (0.56%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 92 (6.50%) Degree
2 54 (3.81%) PhD
3 42 (2.97%) Computer Science Degree
4 20 (1.41%) PMP
5 14 (0.99%) PMI Certification
6 7 (0.49%) ISEB
7 4 (0.28%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 2 (0.14%) CFA
8 2 (0.14%) ISEB Practitioner
8 2 (0.14%) ISTQB
8 2 (0.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (0.14%) MBA
9 1 (0.071%) CISA
9 1 (0.071%) CISM
9 1 (0.071%) CISSP
9 1 (0.071%) Master's Degree
9 1 (0.071%) MCSE
9 1 (0.071%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.071%) Numerate Degree
9 1 (0.071%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 112 (7.91%) MiFID
2 61 (4.31%) QA
3 25 (1.77%) EMIR
4 6 (0.42%) PMO
5 4 (0.28%) Data Quality
5 4 (0.28%) Dodd-Frank
5 4 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 4 (0.28%) SLA
6 2 (0.14%) IFRS
6 2 (0.14%) ISO 20022
6 2 (0.14%) PSD2
6 2 (0.14%) SEPA
7 1 (0.071%) COREP
7 1 (0.071%) GDPR
System Software
1 11 (0.78%) Docker
2 4 (0.28%) HDFS
3 3 (0.21%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.21%) Apache Flume
4 1 (0.071%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.071%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.071%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.071%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.071%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 31 (2.19%) HP Quality Center
2 18 (1.27%) Ansible
3 15 (1.06%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (0.28%) ITRS Geneos
4 4 (0.28%) Kubernetes
4 4 (0.28%) Thomson Reuters DACS
5 3 (0.21%) CA Service Virtualization
5 3 (0.21%) Oozie
5 3 (0.21%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 1 (0.071%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (0.071%) Control-M
6 1 (0.071%) Ganglia
6 1 (0.071%) Kibana
6 1 (0.071%) logstash
6 1 (0.071%) Puppet
6 1 (0.071%) SCCM
6 1 (0.071%) WSUS
6 1 (0.071%) yum
Vendors
1 141 (9.96%) TIBCO
2 121 (8.55%) Oracle
3 71 (5.01%) Microsoft
4 70 (4.94%) Sybase
5 69 (4.87%) Reuters
6 62 (4.38%) ION Trading
7 58 (4.10%) Murex
8 41 (2.90%) Solace
9 38 (2.68%) Currenex
9 38 (2.68%) FXall
10 35 (2.47%) Bloomberg
11 28 (1.98%) Talarian
12 9 (0.64%) HP
12 9 (0.64%) IBM
13 8 (0.56%) Calypso
13 8 (0.56%) Wallstreet Suite
14 7 (0.49%) Charles River
14 7 (0.49%) CQG
14 7 (0.49%) Fidessa
14 7 (0.49%) FIS