Period
to 6 December 2019

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 6 December 2019 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
6 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 168 142 82
Rank change year-on-year -26 -60 +60
Contract jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) 566 931 1,563
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.63% 1.99% 3.27%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.88% 5.57% 8.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 390 748 1,261
London median daily rate £625 £600 £625
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.17% -4.00% +4.17%
10th Percentile £413 £463 £471
90th Percentile £794 £775 £775
England median daily rate £600 £600 £625
% change year-on-year - -4.00% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
London median hourly rate - £65.00 -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £65.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year -46.15% +44.44% -

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 11,597 16,713 17,969
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 33.39% 35.70% 37.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,063 11,955 12,769
London median daily rate £520 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.95% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £300 £313 £308
90th Percentile £700 £700 £688
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 170 277 236
London median hourly rate £23.25 £22.93 £22.01
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.40% +4.19% +11.66%
10th Percentile £12.44 £13.00 £12.75
90th Percentile £52.50 £53.75 £47.83
England median hourly rate £23.13 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +15.63% - -

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 6 December 2019.

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 6 December 2019. 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 -43 93 £600 +4.35% 32
East London +14 5 £600 +1.05%
South London +46 1 £625 -
West London - 1 £550 - 10
Foreign Exchange (FX)
England

For the 6 months to 6 December 2019, 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).

1 386 (68.20%) Finance
2 310 (54.77%) Front Office
3 285 (50.35%) Java
4 234 (41.34%) Equities
5 208 (36.75%) Fixed Income
5 208 (36.75%) Agile Software Development
6 201 (35.51%) Banking
7 188 (33.22%) Derivative
8 161 (28.45%) JavaScript
8 161 (28.45%) Python
9 150 (26.50%) C#
10 127 (22.44%) Asset Management
10 127 (22.44%) Software Engineering
10 127 (22.44%) React
11 122 (21.55%) AWS
11 122 (21.55%) Analytics
12 115 (20.32%) SQL
13 114 (20.14%) AngularJS
14 111 (19.61%) Web Services
14 111 (19.61%) Microservices
15 96 (16.96%) Hedge funds
16 88 (15.55%) TDD
16 88 (15.55%) Vue.js
17 82 (14.49%) Investment Banking
18 81 (14.31%) Azure
19 78 (13.78%) HTML
20 75 (13.25%) C++
20 75 (13.25%) Analytical Skills
21 73 (12.90%) SQL Server
21 73 (12.90%) .NET

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 14 (2.47%) Apache Spark
2 13 (2.30%) Confluence
3 6 (1.06%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (0.53%) Apache
5 2 (0.35%) Anypoint
5 2 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (0.35%) IBM HTTP Server
5 2 (0.35%) IIS
5 2 (0.35%) MQSeries
5 2 (0.35%) MS Exchange
5 2 (0.35%) Oracle Coherence
6 1 (0.18%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 16 (2.83%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (1.59%) MS Visio
3 8 (1.41%) Microsoft Office
4 5 (0.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.18%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.18%) Adobe Premiere
5 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.18%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 35 (6.18%) FINCAD Analytics
2 8 (1.41%) thinkFolio
3 6 (1.06%) ION MarketView
4 5 (0.88%) Endur
4 5 (0.88%) PolarLake
5 4 (0.71%) Markit EDM
6 2 (0.35%) Actimize
6 2 (0.35%) RMDS
6 2 (0.35%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.18%) Distributed Ledger
7 1 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.18%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 122 (21.55%) AWS
2 81 (14.31%) Azure
3 70 (12.37%) GCP
4 35 (6.18%) AWS Step Functions
5 9 (1.59%) AWS Lambda
5 9 (1.59%) PaaS
5 9 (1.59%) Serverless
6 8 (1.41%) GitHub
6 8 (1.41%) Power Platform
7 7 (1.24%) Cloud Computing
8 5 (0.88%) Amazon S3
9 2 (0.35%) Amazon ECS
9 2 (0.35%) AWS CloudFormation
9 2 (0.35%) IaaS
9 2 (0.35%) Office 365
9 2 (0.35%) Route 53
9 2 (0.35%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 1 (0.18%) Amazon Cognito
10 1 (0.18%) Amazon SageMaker
10 1 (0.18%) AWS Fargate
Communications & Networking
1 5 (0.88%) HTTP
2 4 (0.71%) FIX Connectivity
3 3 (0.53%) Firewall
3 3 (0.53%) RTMP
3 3 (0.53%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.35%) SSL
4 2 (0.35%) VPN
5 1 (0.18%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 73 (12.90%) SQL Server
2 52 (9.19%) NoSQL
3 51 (9.01%) Amazon Athena
4 39 (6.89%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 39 (6.89%) PostgreSQL
5 36 (6.36%) Amazon Aurora
6 34 (6.01%) Relational Database
7 30 (5.30%) KDB
8 29 (5.12%) Flink
9 28 (4.95%) RDBMS
10 24 (4.24%) Apache Cassandra
11 23 (4.06%) MongoDB
12 22 (3.89%) Couchbase
12 22 (3.89%) DB2
13 20 (3.53%) HBase
13 20 (3.53%) Kdb+
13 20 (3.53%) MariaDB
13 20 (3.53%) Neo4j
13 20 (3.53%) Redis
14 11 (1.94%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 37 (6.54%) RStudio
2 34 (6.01%) JIRA
3 25 (4.42%) TeamCity
4 23 (4.06%) Git (software)
5 22 (3.89%) Maven
6 8 (1.41%) Jenkins
7 6 (1.06%) Sonatype Nexus
7 6 (1.06%) YourKit
8 5 (0.88%) Selenium
9 4 (0.71%) JUnit
9 4 (0.71%) Subversion
10 3 (0.53%) Cucumber
10 3 (0.53%) SpecFlow
11 2 (0.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 2 (0.35%) CircleCI
11 2 (0.35%) JMeter
11 2 (0.35%) Moq
11 2 (0.35%) NUnit
11 2 (0.35%) Visual Studio
11 2 (0.35%) WebDriver
General
1 386 (68.20%) Finance
2 310 (54.77%) Front Office
3 201 (35.51%) Banking
4 82 (14.49%) Investment Banking
5 21 (3.71%) Financial Institution
6 14 (2.47%) Back Office
7 10 (1.77%) Legal
8 4 (0.71%) Prime Brokerage
9 3 (0.53%) Retail
9 3 (0.53%) Retail Banking
10 2 (0.35%) Telecoms
11 1 (0.18%) Corporate Banking
11 1 (0.18%) German Language
11 1 (0.18%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 354 (62.54%) Developer
2 160 (28.27%) Java Developer
3 96 (16.96%) Senior Developer
4 88 (15.55%) Analyst
5 59 (10.42%) Senior Java Developer
6 57 (10.07%) C# Developer
7 55 (9.72%) Front Office Developer
8 46 (8.13%) AWS Developer
9 44 (7.77%) Full Stack Developer
10 42 (7.42%) Business Analyst
10 42 (7.42%) Python Developer
11 40 (7.07%) Quantitative Developer
12 31 (5.48%) JavaScript Developer
12 31 (5.48%) Lead Developer
13 24 (4.24%) Electronic Trading Developer
13 24 (4.24%) Software Engineer
14 23 (4.06%) AWS Engineer
15 22 (3.89%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
16 21 (3.71%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
16 21 (3.71%) React Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 127 (22.44%) React
2 114 (20.14%) AngularJS
3 111 (19.61%) Web Services
4 88 (15.55%) Vue.js
5 78 (13.78%) HTML
6 73 (12.90%) .NET
7 72 (12.72%) J2EE
8 69 (12.19%) CSS
9 67 (11.84%) Kafka
10 43 (7.60%) FIX Protocol
11 40 (7.07%) Node.js
12 25 (4.42%) Spring
13 21 (3.71%) REST
14 20 (3.53%) HTML5
15 18 (3.18%) Spring Boot
16 14 (2.47%) Pandas
17 13 (2.30%) NumPy
18 12 (2.12%) J2SE
18 12 (2.12%) Redux
19 11 (1.94%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 234 (41.34%) Equities
2 208 (36.75%) Fixed Income
3 188 (33.22%) Derivative
4 96 (16.96%) Hedge funds
5 75 (13.25%) Analytical Skills
6 58 (10.25%) Greenfield Project
7 43 (7.60%) Equity Derivative
8 33 (5.83%) Blog
9 28 (4.95%) Market Risk
10 21 (3.71%) Credit Risk
11 15 (2.65%) Public Cloud
12 12 (2.12%) Reference Data
13 10 (1.77%) Algorithms
13 10 (1.77%) Data Structures
14 7 (1.24%) Grid Computing
14 7 (1.24%) iPad
14 7 (1.24%) User Experience
15 6 (1.06%) OTC Derivatives
16 5 (0.88%) Virtual Team
17 3 (0.53%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 33 (5.83%) Unix
2 26 (4.59%) Linux
3 21 (3.71%) Windows
4 8 (1.41%) Windows Server
5 3 (0.53%) Solaris
5 3 (0.53%) Windows NT
6 2 (0.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (0.35%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.18%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 208 (36.75%) Agile Software Development
2 127 (22.44%) Asset Management
2 127 (22.44%) Software Engineering
3 122 (21.55%) Analytics
4 111 (19.61%) Microservices
5 88 (15.55%) TDD
6 72 (12.72%) Portfolio Management
7 69 (12.19%) Electronic Trading
8 68 (12.01%) Continuous Integration
9 67 (11.84%) Multithreading
10 62 (10.95%) Investment Management
10 62 (10.95%) Low Latency
11 60 (10.60%) OO
12 55 (9.72%) OOP
13 52 (9.19%) Computer Science
14 50 (8.83%) Fund Accounting
15 45 (7.95%) Scrum
16 40 (7.07%) Risk Analytics
17 39 (6.89%) Decision-Making
18 37 (6.54%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 285 (50.35%) Java
2 161 (28.45%) JavaScript
2 161 (28.45%) Python
3 150 (26.50%) C#
4 115 (20.32%) SQL
5 75 (13.25%) C++
6 51 (9.01%) R
7 24 (4.24%) Kotlin
7 24 (4.24%) Scala
8 17 (3.00%) TypeScript
9 10 (1.77%) Java 8
9 10 (1.77%) Perl
10 9 (1.59%) VBA
11 8 (1.41%) PHP
12 6 (1.06%) PowerShell
13 5 (0.88%) Haskell
13 5 (0.88%) VB.NET
14 4 (0.71%) C
14 4 (0.71%) Groovy
15 3 (0.53%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 38 (6.71%) Degree
2 14 (2.47%) Computer Science Degree
3 9 (1.59%) PhD
4 5 (0.88%) ITIL Certification
4 5 (0.88%) PMI Certification
5 4 (0.71%) ISEB
6 3 (0.53%) CISSP
6 3 (0.53%) HNC
6 3 (0.53%) HND
6 3 (0.53%) ISTQB
7 2 (0.35%) PMP
8 1 (0.18%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 1 (0.18%) CCSP
8 1 (0.18%) CEH
8 1 (0.18%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.18%) CompTIA Security+
8 1 (0.18%) Master's Degree
8 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.18%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (4.95%) QA
2 13 (2.30%) MiFID
3 6 (1.06%) EMIR
4 5 (0.88%) NIST
5 2 (0.35%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.35%) Dodd-Frank
5 2 (0.35%) NIST 800
5 2 (0.35%) PSD2
6 1 (0.18%) AIFMD
6 1 (0.18%) IFRS
6 1 (0.18%) SLA
6 1 (0.18%) UCITS
System Software
1 14 (2.47%) Docker
2 2 (0.35%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.35%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 1 (0.18%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (1.77%) Kubernetes
2 7 (1.24%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (0.53%) Ansible
3 3 (0.53%) SCCM
4 2 (0.35%) BladeLogic
4 2 (0.35%) ITRS Geneos
4 2 (0.35%) Terraform
5 1 (0.18%) Control-M
5 1 (0.18%) Docker Swarm
5 1 (0.18%) WSUS
Vendors
1 59 (10.42%) Microsoft
2 51 (9.01%) Oracle
3 36 (6.36%) Sybase
4 31 (5.48%) Remedy
5 25 (4.42%) Google
6 16 (2.83%) Charles River
7 15 (2.65%) Murex
8 9 (1.59%) Bloomberg
9 8 (1.41%) Splunk
9 8 (1.41%) TIBCO
10 7 (1.24%) SAP
11 6 (1.06%) IBM
11 6 (1.06%) ION Trading
12 5 (0.88%) OpenLink
12 5 (0.88%) Wallstreet Suite
13 4 (0.71%) HP
13 4 (0.71%) Reuters
13 4 (0.71%) ServiceNow
14 3 (0.53%) Solace
15 2 (0.35%) Eze Software Group