Period
to 4 April 2020

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 4 April 2020 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
4 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 114 194 93
Rank change year-on-year +80 -101 +9
Contract jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) 568 618 1,271
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 2.26% 1.45% 2.73%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 6.45% 4.15% 7.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 450 514 1,027
Median daily rate £650 £650 £675
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -3.70% +12.50%
10th Percentile £513 £463 £475
90th Percentile £788 £775 £825
England median daily rate £650 £650 £675
% change year-on-year - -3.70% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £24.00
England median hourly rate £28.00 - £24.00

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 8,804 14,886 16,806
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 34.98% 35.00% 36.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,119 10,459 11,981
Median daily rate £525 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £304 £313 £306
90th Percentile £713 £700 £700
England median daily rate £475 £475 £463
% change year-on-year - +2.70% +5.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 170 235 290
Median hourly rate £29.86 £25.00 £22.26
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.44% +12.32% -7.26%
10th Percentile £12.44 £13.60 £12.49
90th Percentile £52.50 £51.77 £48.75
Median hourly rate £24.71 £21.00 £21.77
% change year-on-year +17.64% -3.51% +8.83%

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 4 April 2020.

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 4 April 2020. 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 +26 70 £650 +8.33% 33
East London +55 7 £525 -22.22% 1
West London - 1 - - 8
Foreign Exchange (FX)
England

For the 6 months to 4 April 2020, 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).

1 344 (60.56%) Front Office
2 330 (58.10%) Finance
3 326 (57.39%) Java
4 294 (51.76%) Banking
5 258 (45.42%) Agile Software Development
6 210 (36.97%) Fixed Income
7 205 (36.09%) JavaScript
8 181 (31.87%) Equities
9 173 (30.46%) Derivative
10 168 (29.58%) Investment Banking
11 158 (27.82%) Web Services
11 158 (27.82%) React
12 153 (26.94%) C#
13 151 (26.58%) AWS
14 150 (26.41%) Python
15 144 (25.35%) SQL
16 143 (25.18%) Asset Management
17 142 (25.00%) Hedge funds
18 141 (24.82%) Software Engineering
19 133 (23.42%) AngularJS
20 113 (19.89%) Multithreading
21 106 (18.66%) Azure
22 104 (18.31%) Electronic Trading
23 103 (18.13%) Microservices
24 99 (17.43%) GCP
25 90 (15.85%) TDD
26 87 (15.32%) Portfolio Management
27 86 (15.14%) Investment Management
28 85 (14.96%) HTML
29 84 (14.79%) DevOps

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 13 (2.29%) Apache Spark
1 13 (2.29%) Oracle Coherence
2 5 (0.88%) Apache
2 5 (0.88%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (0.35%) IIS
3 2 (0.35%) MQSeries
4 1 (0.18%) Apache Qpid
4 1 (0.18%) Cloud Foundry
4 1 (0.18%) Confluence
4 1 (0.18%) DataSynapse
4 1 (0.18%) Oracle Application Server
4 1 (0.18%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (1.23%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (0.88%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.18%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.18%) Adobe Premiere
3 1 (0.18%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.18%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 34 (5.99%) FINCAD Analytics
2 21 (3.70%) Markit EDM
3 18 (3.17%) SimCorp Dimension
4 8 (1.41%) ION MarketView
5 7 (1.23%) thinkFolio
6 4 (0.70%) Distributed Ledger
7 3 (0.53%) BusinessWorks
7 3 (0.53%) Endur
7 3 (0.53%) PolarLake
7 3 (0.53%) RMDS
8 2 (0.35%) SAP ERP
9 1 (0.18%) Oracle Assets
9 1 (0.18%) Oracle Cash Management
9 1 (0.18%) Oracle EBS
9 1 (0.18%) Oracle FAH
9 1 (0.18%) Oracle General Ledger
9 1 (0.18%) Oracle Payables
9 1 (0.18%) Oracle Receivables
9 1 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 1 (0.18%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 151 (26.58%) AWS
2 106 (18.66%) Azure
3 99 (17.43%) GCP
4 34 (5.99%) AWS Step Functions
5 15 (2.64%) Amazon ECS
5 15 (2.64%) Amazon SQS
6 7 (1.23%) PaaS
7 6 (1.06%) GitHub
8 5 (0.88%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (0.53%) IaaS
9 3 (0.53%) npm
10 2 (0.35%) Power Platform
10 2 (0.35%) SaaS
11 1 (0.18%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 1 (0.18%) Amazon EMR
11 1 (0.18%) Amazon S3
11 1 (0.18%) AWS Lambda
11 1 (0.18%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 16 (2.82%) RTMP
2 6 (1.06%) Firewall
2 6 (1.06%) TCP/IP
3 4 (0.70%) HTTP
3 4 (0.70%) Multicast
4 3 (0.53%) SSL
5 2 (0.35%) VPN
6 1 (0.18%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.18%) MQTT
6 1 (0.18%) Reverse Proxy
6 1 (0.18%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (10.04%) NoSQL
2 45 (7.92%) Relational Database
3 44 (7.75%) Amazon Athena
4 41 (7.22%) MongoDB
5 39 (6.87%) SQL Server
6 37 (6.51%) PostgreSQL
6 37 (6.51%) Redis
7 36 (6.34%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 30 (5.28%) RDBMS
9 29 (5.11%) Amazon Aurora
9 29 (5.11%) Apache Cassandra
10 27 (4.75%) Couchbase
10 27 (4.75%) DB2
10 27 (4.75%) HBase
10 27 (4.75%) MariaDB
10 27 (4.75%) Neo4j
11 16 (2.82%) Amazon Redshift
12 15 (2.64%) Flink
13 13 (2.29%) KDB
13 13 (2.29%) Tick Data
Development Applications
1 44 (7.75%) Jenkins
2 30 (5.28%) Git (software)
2 30 (5.28%) JIRA
3 28 (4.93%) RStudio
4 22 (3.87%) Subversion
4 22 (3.87%) TeamCity
5 15 (2.64%) JUnit
6 14 (2.46%) Maven
6 14 (2.46%) NUnit
7 12 (2.11%) Octopus Deploy
8 8 (1.41%) Gradle
8 8 (1.41%) Mockito
8 8 (1.41%) Visual Studio
9 6 (1.06%) ReSharper
10 5 (0.88%) Selenium
11 4 (0.70%) GitLab
11 4 (0.70%) SonarQube
11 4 (0.70%) Team Foundation Server
12 3 (0.53%) Grunt
12 3 (0.53%) gulp
General
1 344 (60.56%) Front Office
2 330 (58.10%) Finance
3 294 (51.76%) Banking
4 168 (29.58%) Investment Banking
5 10 (1.76%) Back Office
6 7 (1.23%) Retail
7 3 (0.53%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.35%) Legal
8 2 (0.35%) Retail Banking
8 2 (0.35%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.18%) Advertising
9 1 (0.18%) Corporate Banking
9 1 (0.18%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 382 (67.25%) Developer
2 176 (30.99%) Java Developer
3 92 (16.20%) Front Office Developer
4 86 (15.14%) Senior Developer
5 80 (14.08%) AWS Developer
6 52 (9.15%) C# Developer
6 52 (9.15%) Electronic Trading Developer
7 51 (8.98%) Analyst
8 50 (8.80%) Python Developer
9 48 (8.45%) Senior Java Developer
10 47 (8.27%) Full Stack Developer
11 46 (8.10%) JavaScript Developer
12 43 (7.57%) AWS Engineer
13 42 (7.39%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
14 35 (6.16%) Architect
15 32 (5.63%) Quantitative Developer
16 27 (4.75%) Business Analyst
17 25 (4.40%) React Developer
18 24 (4.23%) UI Developer
19 23 (4.05%) Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 158 (27.82%) React
1 158 (27.82%) Web Services
2 133 (23.42%) AngularJS
3 85 (14.96%) HTML
4 81 (14.26%) .NET
5 74 (13.03%) Vue.js
6 73 (12.85%) CSS
7 66 (11.62%) J2EE
8 56 (9.86%) Node.js
9 49 (8.63%) HTML5
10 48 (8.45%) Spring
11 42 (7.39%) WPF
12 37 (6.51%) Spring Boot
13 31 (5.46%) Kafka
14 27 (4.75%) FIX Protocol
14 27 (4.75%) Redux
15 24 (4.23%) Hibernate
16 19 (3.35%) Middleware
16 19 (3.35%) Sass
16 19 (3.35%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 210 (36.97%) Fixed Income
2 181 (31.87%) Equities
3 173 (30.46%) Derivative
4 142 (25.00%) Hedge funds
5 76 (13.38%) Analytical Skills
6 39 (6.87%) Blog
6 39 (6.87%) Equity Derivative
7 37 (6.51%) Greenfield Project
8 29 (5.11%) Data Structures
9 23 (4.05%) Reference Data
10 22 (3.87%) Market Risk
11 20 (3.52%) User Experience
12 15 (2.64%) Credit Risk
13 10 (1.76%) Virtual Team
14 8 (1.41%) Algorithms
14 8 (1.41%) Enterprise Software
15 7 (1.23%) Grid Computing
15 7 (1.23%) Public Cloud
16 3 (0.53%) Management Information System
17 2 (0.35%) Swaptions
Operating Systems
1 25 (4.40%) Linux
2 13 (2.29%) Unix
3 11 (1.94%) Windows
4 5 (0.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (0.35%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.18%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.18%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 258 (45.42%) Agile Software Development
2 143 (25.18%) Asset Management
3 141 (24.82%) Software Engineering
4 113 (19.89%) Multithreading
5 104 (18.31%) Electronic Trading
6 103 (18.13%) Microservices
7 90 (15.85%) TDD
8 87 (15.32%) Portfolio Management
9 86 (15.14%) Investment Management
10 84 (14.79%) DevOps
11 81 (14.26%) Low Latency
12 76 (13.38%) Analytics
13 57 (10.04%) Business Analysis
14 56 (9.86%) Test Automation
15 52 (9.15%) Decision-Making
15 52 (9.15%) SDLC
16 50 (8.80%) Continuous Integration
17 47 (8.27%) BDD
18 43 (7.57%) Algorithmic Trading
19 42 (7.39%) Mathematics
Programming Languages
1 326 (57.39%) Java
2 205 (36.09%) JavaScript
3 153 (26.94%) C#
4 150 (26.41%) Python
5 144 (25.35%) SQL
6 57 (10.04%) C++
7 48 (8.45%) Kotlin
8 38 (6.69%) TypeScript
9 20 (3.52%) Java 8
10 19 (3.35%) Scala
11 18 (3.17%) R
12 10 (1.76%) C
12 10 (1.76%) VBA
13 9 (1.58%) PHP
14 6 (1.06%) Haskell
14 6 (1.06%) Perl
15 4 (0.70%) T-SQL
15 4 (0.70%) XAML
16 3 (0.53%) ES6
17 2 (0.35%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 50 (8.80%) Degree
2 19 (3.35%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (0.35%) ISEB
3 2 (0.35%) Master's Degree
4 1 (0.18%) (ISC)2 CCSP
4 1 (0.18%) AWS Certification
4 1 (0.18%) CCSP
4 1 (0.18%) CEH
4 1 (0.18%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (0.18%) CISSP
4 1 (0.18%) CompTIA Security+
4 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.18%) PhD
4 1 (0.18%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (3.17%) QA
2 3 (0.53%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.35%) EMIR
3 2 (0.35%) IFRS
3 2 (0.35%) MiFID
3 2 (0.35%) Solvency II
4 1 (0.18%) AIFMD
4 1 (0.18%) Dodd-Frank
4 1 (0.18%) PSD2
4 1 (0.18%) SEPA
4 1 (0.18%) SLA
4 1 (0.18%) UCITS
System Software
1 23 (4.05%) Docker
Systems Management
1 17 (2.99%) Terraform
2 5 (0.88%) Ansible
3 4 (0.70%) Kubernetes
4 3 (0.53%) BladeLogic
4 3 (0.53%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (0.35%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.18%) Docker Swarm
6 1 (0.18%) Grafana
6 1 (0.18%) Kibana
6 1 (0.18%) logstash
6 1 (0.18%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 64 (11.27%) Oracle
2 57 (10.04%) Google
3 31 (5.46%) Sybase
4 29 (5.11%) Bloomberg
4 29 (5.11%) Charles River
5 28 (4.93%) Microsoft
6 20 (3.52%) Remedy
7 19 (3.35%) Calypso
7 19 (3.35%) GoldenSource
7 19 (3.35%) SimCorp
8 17 (2.99%) TIBCO
9 12 (2.11%) Murex
10 11 (1.94%) ION Trading
11 7 (1.23%) IBM
11 7 (1.23%) Terracotta
12 6 (1.06%) Reuters
12 6 (1.06%) Splunk
13 5 (0.88%) Red Hat
13 5 (0.88%) Solace
14 4 (0.70%) Tableau