Period
to 20 July 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 20 July 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
20 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 199 118 80
Rank change year-on-year -81 -38 +32
Contract jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) 554 1,119 1,313
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.35% 2.41% 3.13%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.83% 6.70% 8.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 444 866 1,011
London median daily rate £650 £650 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +8.33% -
10th Percentile £475 £463 £463
90th Percentile £775 £838 £750
England median daily rate £630 £650 £600
% change year-on-year -3.08% +8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
London median hourly rate - £24.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -40.00% -15.79%
England median hourly rate £41.25 £34.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year +19.57% -23.33% -5.26%

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 14,475 16,708 15,424
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 35.20% 35.93% 36.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,162 11,862 10,839
London median daily rate £525 £505 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.96% +1.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £306
90th Percentile £700 £700 £675
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 229 275 232
London median hourly rate £24.50 £22.50 £21.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.89% +3.69% +8.50%
10th Percentile £13.45 £13.13 £12.50
90th Percentile £53.75 £50.00 £50.00
England median hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year -8.89% +15.38% -2.50%

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 July 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 20 July 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 -69 97 £650 - 45
East London -1 2 £635 +3.29% 4
West London +19 1 £550 +4.76% 8
Foreign Exchange (FX)
England

For the 6 months to 20 July 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).

1 305 (55.05%) Finance
2 269 (48.56%) Front Office
3 251 (45.31%) Banking
4 227 (40.97%) Java
5 152 (27.44%) Equities
6 148 (26.71%) Derivative
7 143 (25.81%) Agile Software Development
8 129 (23.29%) Fixed Income
9 126 (22.74%) Low Latency
10 105 (18.95%) Multithreading
11 103 (18.59%) C#
12 98 (17.69%) Investment Banking
13 87 (15.70%) Electronic Trading
14 83 (14.98%) SQL
15 74 (13.36%) JavaScript
15 74 (13.36%) Python
16 66 (11.91%) Analytics
17 65 (11.73%) HTML
17 65 (11.73%) .NET
18 64 (11.55%) TDD
19 62 (11.19%) React
20 59 (10.65%) Risk Management
21 58 (10.47%) Greenfield Project
22 49 (8.84%) Test Automation
23 47 (8.48%) Algorithmic Trading
24 46 (8.30%) SDLC
24 46 (8.30%) AngularJS
25 44 (7.94%) FIX Protocol
26 43 (7.76%) Unix
26 43 (7.76%) Concurrent Programming

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 29 (5.23%) Apache Spark
2 19 (3.43%) Oracle Coherence
3 15 (2.71%) Elasticsearch
4 11 (1.99%) Apache
4 11 (1.99%) Confluence
5 9 (1.62%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 6 (1.08%) DataSynapse
7 2 (0.36%) Oracle Workflow
7 2 (0.36%) SAS
8 1 (0.18%) GemFire
8 1 (0.18%) IIS
8 1 (0.18%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.18%) SugarCRM
8 1 (0.18%) WordPress
Applications
1 11 (1.99%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (1.08%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (0.72%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.36%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 21 (3.79%) Endur
2 7 (1.26%) ION MarketView
3 2 (0.36%) BigMachines
3 2 (0.36%) Distributed Ledger
4 1 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.18%) Front Arena
4 1 (0.18%) Kondor
Cloud Services
1 21 (3.79%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (1.81%) Power Platform
3 9 (1.62%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (1.08%) GitHub
4 6 (1.08%) Office 365
5 5 (0.90%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (0.54%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (0.36%) Apigee
8 1 (0.18%) IaaS
8 1 (0.18%) npm
8 1 (0.18%) OpenShift
8 1 (0.18%) PaaS
8 1 (0.18%) Serverless
8 1 (0.18%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 7 (1.26%) FIX Connectivity
2 4 (0.72%) HTTP
2 4 (0.72%) RTMP
3 3 (0.54%) Ethernet
3 3 (0.54%) Internet
3 3 (0.54%) VPN
3 3 (0.54%) VSAN
4 2 (0.36%) DNS
4 2 (0.36%) IPsec
4 2 (0.36%) MPLS
4 2 (0.36%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.18%) BGP
5 1 (0.18%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (0.18%) Firewall
5 1 (0.18%) Multicast
5 1 (0.18%) NetScaler
5 1 (0.18%) OSPF
5 1 (0.18%) SSL
5 1 (0.18%) VLAN
5 1 (0.18%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (5.78%) SQL Server
2 22 (3.97%) Relational Database
3 19 (3.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 18 (3.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 15 (2.71%) Big Data
5 15 (2.71%) KDB
6 12 (2.17%) Hadoop
7 11 (1.99%) Apache Ignite
7 11 (1.99%) Hazelcast
8 10 (1.81%) Power BI
9 8 (1.44%) Apache Cassandra
9 8 (1.44%) RDBMS
10 7 (1.26%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 7 (1.26%) NoSQL
11 6 (1.08%) PostgreSQL
12 5 (0.90%) Kdb+
13 4 (0.72%) Data Mart
13 4 (0.72%) MongoDB
14 3 (0.54%) QlikView
14 3 (0.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 31 (5.60%) JIRA
2 16 (2.89%) Jenkins
3 9 (1.62%) Selenium
4 7 (1.26%) Git (software)
4 7 (1.26%) Hudson
5 6 (1.08%) Cucumber
5 6 (1.08%) Maven
6 5 (0.90%) TeamCity
6 5 (0.90%) WebDriver
7 4 (0.72%) webpack
8 3 (0.54%) JUnit
8 3 (0.54%) RStudio
8 3 (0.54%) SpecFlow
8 3 (0.54%) Visual Studio
9 2 (0.36%) Bitbucket
9 2 (0.36%) Mocha
9 2 (0.36%) Subversion
10 1 (0.18%) RSpec
10 1 (0.18%) Team Foundation Server
10 1 (0.18%) TestNG
General
1 305 (55.05%) Finance
2 269 (48.56%) Front Office
3 251 (45.31%) Banking
4 98 (17.69%) Investment Banking
5 24 (4.33%) Back Office
6 13 (2.35%) Financial Institution
7 8 (1.44%) Legal
8 4 (0.72%) Prime Brokerage
8 4 (0.72%) Retail
9 2 (0.36%) Advertising
9 2 (0.36%) Billing
9 2 (0.36%) Retail Banking
9 2 (0.36%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.18%) Corporate Banking
10 1 (0.18%) Marketing
10 1 (0.18%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 344 (62.09%) Developer
2 170 (30.69%) Java Developer
3 100 (18.05%) Analyst
4 65 (11.73%) Business Analyst
4 65 (11.73%) C# Developer
5 51 (9.21%) Senior Developer
6 34 (6.14%) Front Office Developer
7 33 (5.96%) Electronic Trading Developer
7 33 (5.96%) Python Developer
7 33 (5.96%) Senior Java Developer
8 26 (4.69%) React Developer
9 25 (4.51%) Low Latency Java Developer
10 24 (4.33%) Lead Developer
11 22 (3.97%) Architect
12 21 (3.79%) FX Business Analyst
13 20 (3.61%) Banking Analyst
13 20 (3.61%) Endur Developer
13 20 (3.61%) OpenLink Developer
14 19 (3.43%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
14 19 (3.43%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (11.73%) .NET
1 65 (11.73%) HTML
2 62 (11.19%) React
3 46 (8.30%) AngularJS
4 44 (7.94%) FIX Protocol
5 39 (7.04%) CSS
6 36 (6.50%) HTML5
7 25 (4.51%) Kafka
8 23 (4.15%) Spring
9 21 (3.79%) J2SE
9 21 (3.79%) WPF
10 18 (3.25%) Web Services
11 16 (2.89%) J2EE
12 15 (2.71%) NumPy
12 15 (2.71%) Pandas
12 15 (2.71%) PySpark
12 15 (2.71%) REST
13 14 (2.53%) Vue.js
14 13 (2.35%) Spring Boot
15 11 (1.99%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 152 (27.44%) Equities
2 148 (26.71%) Derivative
3 129 (23.29%) Fixed Income
4 58 (10.47%) Greenfield Project
5 37 (6.68%) Analytical Skills
6 31 (5.60%) Credit Risk
6 31 (5.60%) Hedge funds
7 28 (5.05%) Equity Derivative
8 25 (4.51%) Data Protection Act
9 16 (2.89%) Market Risk
10 14 (2.53%) Data Structures
11 12 (2.17%) Grid Computing
11 12 (2.17%) Virtual Team
12 11 (1.99%) OTC Derivatives
12 11 (1.99%) Self-Motivation
13 10 (1.81%) Algorithms
14 7 (1.26%) User Experience
15 6 (1.08%) Enterprise Software
15 6 (1.08%) N-Tier
15 6 (1.08%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 43 (7.76%) Unix
2 35 (6.32%) Linux
3 19 (3.43%) Windows
4 9 (1.62%) Windows Server
5 4 (0.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (0.36%) Solaris
6 2 (0.36%) Windows 10
6 2 (0.36%) Windows NT
7 1 (0.18%) Android
7 1 (0.18%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.18%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 143 (25.81%) Agile Software Development
2 126 (22.74%) Low Latency
3 105 (18.95%) Multithreading
4 87 (15.70%) Electronic Trading
5 66 (11.91%) Analytics
6 64 (11.55%) TDD
7 59 (10.65%) Risk Management
8 49 (8.84%) Test Automation
9 47 (8.48%) Algorithmic Trading
10 46 (8.30%) SDLC
11 43 (7.76%) Concurrent Programming
12 41 (7.40%) Software Engineering
13 38 (6.86%) Problem-Solving
14 36 (6.50%) Continuous Integration
14 36 (6.50%) Microservices
15 32 (5.78%) Data Protection
15 32 (5.78%) Mathematics
16 30 (5.42%) OO
16 30 (5.42%) Unit Testing
17 29 (5.23%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 227 (40.97%) Java
2 103 (18.59%) C#
3 83 (14.98%) SQL
4 74 (13.36%) JavaScript
4 74 (13.36%) Python
5 42 (7.58%) C++
6 31 (5.60%) Java 8
7 21 (3.79%) VB.NET
8 14 (2.53%) Scala
9 13 (2.35%) TypeScript
10 11 (1.99%) Perl
11 6 (1.08%) XAML
12 5 (0.90%) Bash Shell
12 5 (0.90%) R
13 4 (0.72%) C
13 4 (0.72%) ES6
14 3 (0.54%) AWK
14 3 (0.54%) PL/SQL
14 3 (0.54%) PowerShell
14 3 (0.54%) VBA
Qualifications
1 18 (3.25%) Degree
2 10 (1.81%) Computer Science Degree
2 10 (1.81%) PhD
3 4 (0.72%) PMI Certification
4 3 (0.54%) HNC
4 3 (0.54%) HND
4 3 (0.54%) ISEB
4 3 (0.54%) PMP
5 1 (0.18%) CISSP
5 1 (0.18%) GIAC
5 1 (0.18%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (7.58%) QA
2 12 (2.17%) MiFID
3 2 (0.36%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.36%) EMIR
3 2 (0.36%) SEPA
4 1 (0.18%) IFRS
System Software
1 16 (2.89%) Docker
2 4 (0.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.54%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 2 (0.36%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.18%) BitLocker
5 1 (0.18%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 17 (3.07%) Kubernetes
2 5 (0.90%) Ansible
3 4 (0.72%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (0.36%) HP SIM
4 2 (0.36%) ITRS Geneos
4 2 (0.36%) Puppet
4 2 (0.36%) SCCM
5 1 (0.18%) Control-M
5 1 (0.18%) Istio
5 1 (0.18%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.18%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (0.18%) WSUS
Vendors
1 36 (6.50%) Oracle
2 32 (5.78%) Microsoft
3 24 (4.33%) OpenLink
4 20 (3.61%) Murex
5 16 (2.89%) Sybase
6 15 (2.71%) Splunk
7 7 (1.26%) ION Trading
8 6 (1.08%) FXall
9 5 (0.90%) Charles River
9 5 (0.90%) HP
9 5 (0.90%) Solace
10 4 (0.72%) SAP
10 4 (0.72%) Tableau
10 4 (0.72%) TIBCO
10 4 (0.72%) VMware
11 3 (0.54%) Bloomberg
11 3 (0.54%) Dell
11 3 (0.54%) Google
11 3 (0.54%) Red Hat
11 3 (0.54%) Reuters