Period
to 20 April 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 20 April 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
20 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 93 97 91
Rank change year-on-year +4 -6 +5
Contract jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) 1,234 1,090 1,166
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 2.67% 2.70% 2.63%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 7.03% 7.30% 7.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 982 825 921
London median daily rate £675 £600 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% - -
10th Percentile £488 £456 £425
90th Percentile £838 £750 £738
England median daily rate £675 £600 £600
% change year-on-year +12.50% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 5
London median hourly rate £24.00 £40.00 £22.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -40.00% +75.17% -65.53%
England median hourly rate £24.00 £40.00 £22.84
% change year-on-year -40.00% +75.17% -16.96%

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 17,546 14,931 16,479
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 37.98% 36.92% 37.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,585 10,520 11,681
London median daily rate £500 £480 £465
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.17% +3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £313 £305 £275
90th Percentile £700 £673 £650
England median daily rate £470 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +4.44% +5.88% +3.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 309 233 256
London median hourly rate £23.00 £24.41 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.78% +16.24% +16.67%
10th Percentile £12.50 £12.75 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.10 £51.25 £46.88
England median hourly rate £21.90 £20.99 £21.00
% change year-on-year +4.36% -0.07% +20.00%

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 April 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 20 April 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 -7 270 £675 +12.50% 39
East London -27 8 £700 +14.52% 1
West London -39 2 £400 -27.27% 5
South London -54 2 £338 -41.30%
Foreign Exchange (FX)
England

For the 6 months to 20 April 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).

1 625 (50.65%) Front Office
2 563 (45.62%) Finance
3 520 (42.14%) Banking
4 446 (36.14%) Java
5 424 (34.36%) Electronic Trading
6 404 (32.74%) C#
7 344 (27.88%) Low Latency
8 263 (21.31%) C++
9 251 (20.34%) Agile Software Development
10 243 (19.69%) Multithreading
11 242 (19.61%) SQL
12 227 (18.40%) .NET
13 225 (18.23%) Investment Banking
14 168 (13.61%) Linux
15 165 (13.37%) Python
16 160 (12.97%) Derivative
17 150 (12.16%) Equities
18 148 (11.99%) Fixed Income
19 147 (11.91%) WPF
20 146 (11.83%) Algorithmic Trading
21 144 (11.67%) FIX Protocol
22 135 (10.94%) Unix
23 132 (10.70%) Risk Management
24 130 (10.53%) JavaScript
25 118 (9.56%) TIBCO
26 102 (8.27%) E-Commerce
27 96 (7.78%) OO
27 96 (7.78%) Analytics
28 92 (7.46%) Oracle
29 90 (7.29%) 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 16 (1.30%) Tomcat
2 14 (1.13%) JBoss
3 11 (0.89%) Oracle Coherence
4 8 (0.65%) Confluence
5 7 (0.57%) Apache Spark
6 5 (0.41%) SharePoint
7 4 (0.32%) Apache
7 4 (0.32%) DataSynapse
7 4 (0.32%) SAS
8 2 (0.16%) Apache Pig
8 2 (0.16%) Apache Solr
8 2 (0.16%) CMS
8 2 (0.16%) IIS
9 1 (0.081%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.081%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.081%) MQSeries
9 1 (0.081%) Umbraco
9 1 (0.081%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.081%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 35 (2.84%) Microsoft Excel
2 14 (1.13%) Spreadsheet
3 8 (0.65%) Microsoft Office
4 5 (0.41%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 3 (0.24%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 39 (3.16%) ION MarketView
2 14 (1.13%) Eagle PACE
3 13 (1.05%) Front Arena
3 13 (1.05%) Markit EDM
3 13 (1.05%) thinkFolio
4 10 (0.81%) Kondor
4 10 (0.81%) PolarLake
5 9 (0.73%) RMDS
6 5 (0.41%) Bloomberg AIM
6 5 (0.41%) Oracle Cash Management
6 5 (0.41%) Summit
7 3 (0.24%) BusinessWorks
8 2 (0.16%) Murex MxG2000
9 1 (0.081%) Actimize
9 1 (0.081%) Dynamics AX
9 1 (0.081%) Global One
9 1 (0.081%) Loan IQ
9 1 (0.081%) MetaTrader
9 1 (0.081%) Orchestrade
9 1 (0.081%) SunGard GMI
Cloud Services
1 26 (2.11%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (0.73%) GitHub
3 8 (0.65%) npm
4 7 (0.57%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (0.57%) Yarn
5 6 (0.49%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (0.32%) IaaS
7 3 (0.24%) PaaS
8 1 (0.081%) Amazon EMR
8 1 (0.081%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.081%) Office 365
8 1 (0.081%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (1.05%) TCP/IP
2 6 (0.49%) Internet
2 6 (0.49%) LAN
2 6 (0.49%) Multicast
3 5 (0.41%) Firewall
4 4 (0.32%) VPN
5 3 (0.24%) Broadband
5 3 (0.24%) DHCP
5 3 (0.24%) DNS
5 3 (0.24%) HTTP
5 3 (0.24%) Intranet
5 3 (0.24%) PPP
6 1 (0.081%) BGP
6 1 (0.081%) Cisco IOS
6 1 (0.081%) FIX Connectivity
6 1 (0.081%) GSM
6 1 (0.081%) NX-OS
6 1 (0.081%) OSPF
6 1 (0.081%) VoIP
6 1 (0.081%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 85 (6.89%) SQL Server
2 59 (4.78%) Blockchain
3 49 (3.97%) KDB
4 18 (1.46%) Relational Database
5 16 (1.30%) Big Data
6 10 (0.81%) Hadoop
7 9 (0.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 8 (0.65%) MongoDB
8 8 (0.65%) Oracle Database
8 8 (0.65%) SQL Server 2014
8 8 (0.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 6 (0.49%) Data Warehouse
9 6 (0.49%) SQL Server 2008
9 6 (0.49%) Tick Data
10 5 (0.41%) DB2
10 5 (0.41%) Kdb+
11 4 (0.32%) Apache Hive
11 4 (0.32%) Data Mart
11 4 (0.32%) NoSQL
12 3 (0.24%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 47 (3.81%) JIRA
1 47 (3.81%) TeamCity
2 39 (3.16%) Git (software)
3 30 (2.43%) Jenkins
4 19 (1.54%) Maven
5 18 (1.46%) Selenium
6 17 (1.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 17 (1.38%) NUnit
6 17 (1.38%) Subversion
7 13 (1.05%) ReSharper
7 13 (1.05%) Visual Studio Team System
8 10 (0.81%) Cucumber
9 9 (0.73%) MSBuild
10 8 (0.65%) Jasmine
10 8 (0.65%) JUnit
10 8 (0.65%) SpecFlow
11 7 (0.57%) WebDriver
12 6 (0.49%) Visual Studio
13 5 (0.41%) Gradle
13 5 (0.41%) Moq
General
1 625 (50.65%) Front Office
2 563 (45.62%) Finance
3 520 (42.14%) Banking
4 225 (18.23%) Investment Banking
5 52 (4.21%) Back Office
6 41 (3.32%) Financial Institution
7 8 (0.65%) Legal
8 5 (0.41%) Games
8 5 (0.41%) General Ledger
9 4 (0.32%) Retail Banking
10 3 (0.24%) French Language
10 3 (0.24%) Portuguese Language
10 3 (0.24%) Private Banking
10 3 (0.24%) Spanish Language
11 2 (0.16%) Billing
12 1 (0.081%) Retail
12 1 (0.081%) Telecoms
12 1 (0.081%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 814 (65.96%) Developer
2 273 (22.12%) Java Developer
3 252 (20.42%) C# Developer
4 226 (18.31%) Analyst
5 194 (15.72%) Electronic Trading Developer
6 166 (13.45%) Senior Developer
7 141 (11.43%) Front Office Developer
8 139 (11.26%) Business Analyst
9 114 (9.24%) C++ Developer
10 96 (7.78%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
11 85 (6.89%) FX Business Analyst
12 83 (6.73%) Senior Java Developer
13 76 (6.16%) .NET Developer
14 64 (5.19%) Quantitative Developer
15 58 (4.70%) WPF Developer
16 57 (4.62%) C# Developer - Electronic Trading
17 55 (4.46%) C# WPF Developer
18 53 (4.29%) Low Latency Java Developer
19 51 (4.13%) JavaScript Developer
20 49 (3.97%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 227 (18.40%) .NET
2 147 (11.91%) WPF
3 144 (11.67%) FIX Protocol
4 90 (7.29%) HTML
5 86 (6.97%) AngularJS
6 75 (6.08%) Rendezvous
7 66 (5.35%) React
8 56 (4.54%) CSS
9 55 (4.46%) Reactive Extensions
10 54 (4.38%) HTML5
11 53 (4.29%) .NET Framework
12 48 (3.89%) WCF
13 41 (3.32%) TIBCO EMS
14 37 (3.00%) ASP.NET
15 36 (2.92%) RESTful
16 32 (2.59%) Middleware
17 30 (2.43%) ASP.NET Web API
17 30 (2.43%) STL
18 29 (2.35%) Boost C++ Libraries
18 29 (2.35%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 160 (12.97%) Derivative
2 150 (12.16%) Equities
3 148 (11.99%) Fixed Income
4 85 (6.89%) Analytical Skills
5 69 (5.59%) Greenfield Project
6 68 (5.51%) Computer Science
7 62 (5.02%) Fintech
8 35 (2.84%) Algorithms
9 27 (2.19%) Online Banking
10 20 (1.62%) Data Structures
10 20 (1.62%) Exotic Derivative
10 20 (1.62%) OTC Derivatives
11 18 (1.46%) Equity Derivative
12 16 (1.30%) Hedge funds
13 14 (1.13%) Credit Derivative
13 14 (1.13%) Credit Risk
13 14 (1.13%) Hybrid Cloud
13 14 (1.13%) Interest Rate Derivative
13 14 (1.13%) Market Risk
13 14 (1.13%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 168 (13.61%) Linux
2 135 (10.94%) Unix
3 40 (3.24%) Windows
4 27 (2.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 21 (1.70%) Solaris
6 4 (0.32%) Android
6 4 (0.32%) Windows Server
7 2 (0.16%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.16%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.081%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.081%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.081%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 424 (34.36%) Electronic Trading
2 344 (27.88%) Low Latency
3 251 (20.34%) Agile Software Development
4 243 (19.69%) Multithreading
5 146 (11.83%) Algorithmic Trading
6 132 (10.70%) Risk Management
7 102 (8.27%) E-Commerce
8 96 (7.78%) Analytics
8 96 (7.78%) OO
9 84 (6.81%) TDD
10 76 (6.16%) Test Automation
11 74 (6.00%) MVVM
12 69 (5.59%) Mathematics
13 68 (5.51%) Problem-Solving
13 68 (5.51%) Software Engineering
14 66 (5.35%) Change Management
15 60 (4.86%) Continuous Integration
16 59 (4.78%) Project Management
17 58 (4.70%) Microservices
18 56 (4.54%) Quantitative Research
Programming Languages
1 446 (36.14%) Java
2 404 (32.74%) C#
3 263 (21.31%) C++
4 242 (19.61%) SQL
5 165 (13.37%) Python
6 130 (10.53%) JavaScript
7 61 (4.94%) Java 8
8 32 (2.59%) TypeScript
9 30 (2.43%) C
9 30 (2.43%) Perl
10 25 (2.03%) Bash Shell
11 22 (1.78%) Scala
12 20 (1.62%) VBA
13 11 (0.89%) T-SQL
14 9 (0.73%) PowerShell
15 8 (0.65%) ES6
15 8 (0.65%) Korn
16 7 (0.57%) PL/SQL
16 7 (0.57%) Shell Script
17 5 (0.41%) R
Qualifications
1 90 (7.29%) Degree
2 38 (3.08%) Computer Science Degree
3 37 (3.00%) PhD
4 7 (0.57%) Numerate Degree
5 6 (0.49%) PMP
6 5 (0.41%) ISEB
6 5 (0.41%) PMI Certification
7 4 (0.32%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.081%) CCNP
8 1 (0.081%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.081%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.081%) Master's Degree
8 1 (0.081%) MCSA
8 1 (0.081%) MCSE
8 1 (0.081%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 61 (4.94%) MiFID
2 40 (3.24%) QA
3 23 (1.86%) EMIR
4 9 (0.73%) Dodd-Frank
5 5 (0.41%) PMO
6 4 (0.32%) Data Quality
7 3 (0.24%) IFRS
7 3 (0.24%) SLA
8 2 (0.16%) ISO 20022
8 2 (0.16%) PSD2
8 2 (0.16%) SEPA
8 2 (0.16%) TARGET2
9 1 (0.081%) COREP
9 1 (0.081%) FATCA
9 1 (0.081%) Solvency II
System Software
1 28 (2.27%) Docker
2 3 (0.24%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.24%) Terminal Server
3 1 (0.081%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 1 (0.081%) HDFS
3 1 (0.081%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.081%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (0.081%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.081%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 8 (0.65%) Ansible
2 6 (0.49%) Control-M
2 6 (0.49%) HP Quality Center
3 5 (0.41%) CA Spectrum
4 3 (0.24%) BladeLogic
5 2 (0.16%) CA Service Virtualization
5 2 (0.16%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.16%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 1 (0.081%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (0.081%) Hadoop YARN
6 1 (0.081%) Oozie
6 1 (0.081%) Puppet
6 1 (0.081%) SCCM
6 1 (0.081%) Thomson Reuters DACS
6 1 (0.081%) WSUS
Vendors
1 118 (9.56%) TIBCO
2 92 (7.46%) Oracle
3 60 (4.86%) Sybase
4 55 (4.46%) Bloomberg
5 47 (3.81%) ION Trading
6 46 (3.73%) Murex
7 45 (3.65%) Microsoft
8 41 (3.32%) Reuters
9 37 (3.00%) FXall
10 19 (1.54%) Calypso
10 19 (1.54%) Solace
11 16 (1.30%) Charles River
12 15 (1.22%) Currenex
13 14 (1.13%) Capita
14 13 (1.05%) SimCorp
14 13 (1.05%) Talarian
15 10 (0.81%) Infragistics
16 7 (0.57%) Remedy
16 7 (0.57%) Tableau
17 5 (0.41%) DevExpress