Period
to 15 December 2017

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 15 December 2017 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
15 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 77 139 103
Rank change year-on-year +62 -36 -15
Contract jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) 1538 891 1079
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 3.24% 2.00% 2.33%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 8.36% 5.52% 6.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 1248 670 789
London median daily rate £625 £600 £575
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.17% +4.35% -4.17%
10th Percentile £475 £425 £412
90th Percentile £775 £725 £750
England median daily rate £625 £600 £588
% change year-on-year +4.17% +2.13% -2.08%
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 18392 16140 17275
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 38.73% 36.23% 37.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 13235 11366 12119
London median daily rate £500 £475 £460
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%
10th Percentile £313 £294 £275
90th Percentile £688 £650 £650
England median daily rate £450 £428 £425
% change year-on-year +5.26% +0.59% +6.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 232 258 286
London median hourly rate £20.92 £20.00 £20.71
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.61% -3.40% +15.03%
10th Percentile £12.75 £12.00 £12.01
90th Percentile £44.99 £50.00 £46.38
England median hourly rate £21.30 £20.00 £19.22
% change year-on-year +6.50% +4.06% +9.83%

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 15 December 2017.

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 15 December 2017. 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 +30 350 £625 +4.17% 23
East London -7 28 £638 +23.79%
West London -24 8 £425 -8.11% 4
South London -24 2 £456 - 2
Foreign Exchange (FX)
England

For the 6 months to 15 December 2017, 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).

1 786 (51.11%) Front Office
2 680 (44.21%) Banking
3 663 (43.11%) Finance
4 605 (39.34%) Java
5 439 (28.54%) Electronic Trading
6 381 (24.77%) C#
7 377 (24.51%) Agile Software Development
8 374 (24.32%) Low Latency
9 369 (23.99%) Multithreading
10 367 (23.86%) C++
11 344 (22.37%) Investment Banking
12 321 (20.87%) SQL
13 266 (17.30%) Derivative
14 256 (16.64%) Linux
15 232 (15.08%) Fixed Income
16 213 (13.85%) Python
17 205 (13.33%) .NET
18 196 (12.74%) Equities
19 184 (11.96%) Algorithmic Trading
20 179 (11.64%) Unix
21 172 (11.18%) FIX Protocol
22 156 (10.14%) Risk Management
23 144 (9.36%) Multithreaded Programming
24 143 (9.30%) WPF
25 138 (8.97%) Analytical Skills
26 136 (8.84%) TIBCO
27 131 (8.52%) JavaScript
28 128 (8.32%) Oracle
29 125 (8.13%) MiFID
30 121 (7.87%) 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 18 (1.17%) Apache Spark
2 17 (1.11%) Oracle Coherence
3 13 (0.85%) CMS
4 12 (0.78%) MQSeries
5 10 (0.65%) IIS
6 9 (0.59%) Elasticsearch
6 9 (0.59%) SharePoint
7 7 (0.46%) Confluence
7 7 (0.46%) WebSphere
8 3 (0.20%) Apache
8 3 (0.20%) Oracle Workflow
9 2 (0.13%) SAS
9 2 (0.13%) Sitecore CMS
10 1 (0.065%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.065%) DataSynapse
10 1 (0.065%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.065%) JBoss
10 1 (0.065%) MS Exchange
10 1 (0.065%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.065%) WebLogic
Applications
1 72 (4.68%) Microsoft Excel
2 34 (2.21%) Spreadsheet
3 19 (1.24%) Microsoft Project
4 14 (0.91%) Microsoft Office
5 12 (0.78%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 12 (0.78%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.065%) Adobe After Effects
6 1 (0.065%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.065%) Adobe Premiere
6 1 (0.065%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 50 (3.25%) ION MarketView
2 25 (1.63%) RMDS
3 16 (1.04%) Kondor
4 10 (0.65%) Summit
5 7 (0.46%) SunGard GMI
6 6 (0.39%) Global One
7 5 (0.33%) BusinessWorks
8 4 (0.26%) MetaTrader
9 3 (0.20%) Dynamics AX
9 3 (0.20%) SAP FSCM
10 2 (0.13%) Dynamics CRM
10 2 (0.13%) Oracle Cash Management
10 2 (0.13%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
10 2 (0.13%) thinkFolio
11 1 (0.065%) Actimize
11 1 (0.065%) Bloomberg TOMS
11 1 (0.065%) LatentZero
11 1 (0.065%) Markit EDM
11 1 (0.065%) Oracle General Ledger
11 1 (0.065%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 7 (0.46%) npm
1 7 (0.46%) PaaS
1 7 (0.46%) Yarn
2 6 (0.39%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (0.20%) GitHub
4 2 (0.13%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.13%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.065%) Adobe Creative Cloud
5 1 (0.065%) Office 365
5 1 (0.065%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 30 (1.95%) TCP/IP
2 10 (0.65%) LAN
3 8 (0.52%) Firewall
3 8 (0.52%) FIX Connectivity
4 5 (0.33%) PPP
4 5 (0.33%) SSL
5 3 (0.20%) DNS
5 3 (0.20%) Internet
6 2 (0.13%) DHCP
6 2 (0.13%) MPLS
6 2 (0.13%) SAN
6 2 (0.13%) VPN
6 2 (0.13%) WAN
7 1 (0.065%) Ethernet
7 1 (0.065%) GSM
7 1 (0.065%) HTTP
7 1 (0.065%) IPsec
7 1 (0.065%) NFC
7 1 (0.065%) SMS
7 1 (0.065%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 117 (7.61%) SQL Server
2 54 (3.51%) Relational Database
3 52 (3.38%) KDB
4 43 (2.80%) Blockchain
5 37 (2.41%) Big Data
6 18 (1.17%) Hadoop
7 14 (0.91%) MongoDB
8 13 (0.85%) NoSQL
8 13 (0.85%) SQL Server 2008
9 11 (0.72%) BusinessObjects
10 10 (0.65%) SQL Server 2014
11 9 (0.59%) Kdb+
11 9 (0.59%) OLAP
11 9 (0.59%) Oracle Database
11 9 (0.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 8 (0.52%) Apache Cassandra
12 8 (0.52%) Apache Hive
13 7 (0.46%) RDBMS
13 7 (0.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 7 (0.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 77 (5.01%) JIRA
2 67 (4.36%) Git (software)
3 49 (3.19%) Maven
4 46 (2.99%) TeamCity
5 27 (1.76%) Visual Studio
6 24 (1.56%) Gradle
7 23 (1.50%) Jenkins
7 23 (1.50%) Selenium
8 21 (1.37%) NUnit
9 19 (1.24%) JUnit
10 18 (1.17%) Cucumber
11 16 (1.04%) Team Foundation Server
12 14 (0.91%) Subversion
13 11 (0.72%) Bitbucket
14 10 (0.65%) Mockito
15 9 (0.59%) WebDriver
16 8 (0.52%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 6 (0.39%) HP UFT
17 6 (0.39%) Hudson
18 5 (0.33%) IntelliJ
General
1 786 (51.11%) Front Office
2 680 (44.21%) Banking
3 663 (43.11%) Finance
4 344 (22.37%) Investment Banking
5 64 (4.16%) Financial Institution
6 56 (3.64%) Back Office
7 12 (0.78%) Legal
8 8 (0.52%) Retail
9 6 (0.39%) Marketing
9 6 (0.39%) Pharmaceutical
10 5 (0.33%) Prime Brokerage
11 4 (0.26%) General Ledger
11 4 (0.26%) Retail Banking
11 4 (0.26%) Telecoms
12 3 (0.20%) German Language
12 3 (0.20%) Portuguese Language
12 3 (0.20%) Spanish Language
13 2 (0.13%) Billing
13 2 (0.13%) French Language
13 2 (0.13%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 958 (62.29%) Developer
2 356 (23.15%) Java Developer
3 293 (19.05%) Analyst
4 232 (15.08%) C# Developer
5 187 (12.16%) C++ Developer
6 178 (11.57%) Business Analyst
7 158 (10.27%) Electronic Trading Developer
8 140 (9.10%) Senior Developer
9 123 (8.00%) Front Office Developer
10 94 (6.11%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
11 85 (5.53%) Senior Java Developer
12 67 (4.36%) .NET Developer
13 63 (4.10%) FX Business Analyst
13 63 (4.10%) Quantitative Developer
14 62 (4.03%) Project Manager
15 54 (3.51%) WPF Developer
16 52 (3.38%) C# WPF Developer
16 52 (3.38%) Java Swing Developer
17 47 (3.06%) Test Analyst
18 46 (2.99%) Pricing Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 205 (13.33%) .NET
2 172 (11.18%) FIX Protocol
3 143 (9.30%) WPF
4 121 (7.87%) HTML
5 98 (6.37%) HTML5
6 86 (5.59%) XML
7 83 (5.40%) AngularJS
8 77 (5.01%) Spring
9 73 (4.75%) Middleware
10 64 (4.16%) Swing
11 60 (3.90%) Rendezvous
12 50 (3.25%) RESTful
13 49 (3.19%) TIBCO EMS
14 47 (3.06%) JMS
15 46 (2.99%) STL
16 44 (2.86%) Boost C++ Libraries
16 44 (2.86%) CSS
17 43 (2.80%) React
18 40 (2.60%) Reactive Extensions
19 36 (2.34%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 266 (17.30%) Derivative
2 232 (15.08%) Fixed Income
3 196 (12.74%) Equities
4 138 (8.97%) Analytical Skills
5 85 (5.53%) Greenfield Project
6 73 (4.75%) Computer Science
7 51 (3.32%) Market Risk
8 49 (3.19%) Data Structures
9 43 (2.80%) Algorithms
10 42 (2.73%) Fintech
11 31 (2.02%) OTC Derivatives
12 27 (1.76%) Equity Derivative
13 25 (1.63%) Credit Risk
13 25 (1.63%) Interest Rate Derivative
14 23 (1.50%) Credit Derivative
15 20 (1.30%) Swaptions
16 16 (1.04%) SWIFT
16 16 (1.04%) User Experience
17 14 (0.91%) N-Tier
18 12 (0.78%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 256 (16.64%) Linux
2 179 (11.64%) Unix
3 78 (5.07%) Windows
4 39 (2.54%) Solaris
5 21 (1.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 10 (0.65%) Windows 7
7 7 (0.46%) Windows Server
8 3 (0.20%) Android
8 3 (0.20%) Apple iOS
8 3 (0.20%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.13%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.065%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 439 (28.54%) Electronic Trading
2 377 (24.51%) Agile Software Development
3 374 (24.32%) Low Latency
4 369 (23.99%) Multithreading
5 184 (11.96%) Algorithmic Trading
6 156 (10.14%) Risk Management
7 144 (9.36%) Multithreaded Programming
8 117 (7.61%) Test Automation
9 116 (7.54%) TDD
10 109 (7.09%) User Acceptance Testing
11 107 (6.96%) Mathematics
12 104 (6.76%) Analytics
13 99 (6.44%) Continuous Integration
14 97 (6.31%) OO
15 95 (6.18%) SDLC
16 92 (5.98%) E-Commerce
17 86 (5.59%) Project Management
18 79 (5.14%) Change Management
19 78 (5.07%) Business Analysis
20 77 (5.01%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 605 (39.34%) Java
2 381 (24.77%) C#
3 367 (23.86%) C++
4 321 (20.87%) SQL
5 213 (13.85%) Python
6 131 (8.52%) JavaScript
7 57 (3.71%) Perl
8 51 (3.32%) VBA
9 42 (2.73%) C
10 29 (1.89%) Scala
10 29 (1.89%) TypeScript
11 26 (1.69%) Shell Script
12 22 (1.43%) T-SQL
13 20 (1.30%) Korn
14 18 (1.17%) Bash Shell
15 14 (0.91%) ES6
15 14 (0.91%) R
16 12 (0.78%) PowerShell
16 12 (0.78%) Ruby
17 9 (0.59%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 94 (6.11%) Degree
2 54 (3.51%) PhD
3 35 (2.28%) Computer Science Degree
4 25 (1.63%) PMP
5 20 (1.30%) PMI Certification
6 7 (0.46%) ISEB
7 4 (0.26%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 3 (0.20%) Numerate Degree
8 3 (0.20%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 2 (0.13%) CFA
9 2 (0.13%) ISEB Practitioner
9 2 (0.13%) ISTQB
9 2 (0.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 2 (0.13%) Master's Degree
9 2 (0.13%) MBA
10 1 (0.065%) CISA
10 1 (0.065%) CISM
10 1 (0.065%) CISSP
10 1 (0.065%) MCSE
10 1 (0.065%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 125 (8.13%) MiFID
2 65 (4.23%) QA
3 24 (1.56%) EMIR
4 6 (0.39%) Dodd-Frank
4 6 (0.39%) PMO
5 5 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 4 (0.26%) Data Quality
6 4 (0.26%) SLA
7 2 (0.13%) IFRS
7 2 (0.13%) ISO 20022
7 2 (0.13%) PSD2
7 2 (0.13%) SEPA
8 1 (0.065%) COREP
8 1 (0.065%) GDPR
8 1 (0.065%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 17 (1.11%) Docker
2 4 (0.26%) HDFS
3 3 (0.20%) Apache Flume
4 2 (0.13%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.13%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.065%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.065%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.065%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 32 (2.08%) HP Quality Center
2 23 (1.50%) Ansible
3 19 (1.24%) Opscode Chef
4 7 (0.46%) Kubernetes
5 5 (0.33%) ITRS Geneos
5 5 (0.33%) Puppet
6 4 (0.26%) Thomson Reuters DACS
7 3 (0.20%) CA Service Virtualization
7 3 (0.20%) Oozie
7 3 (0.20%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 1 (0.065%) Cisco CUCM
8 1 (0.065%) Control-M
8 1 (0.065%) Ganglia
8 1 (0.065%) Kibana
8 1 (0.065%) logstash
8 1 (0.065%) SCCM
8 1 (0.065%) SCOrch
8 1 (0.065%) SCSM
8 1 (0.065%) vMotion
8 1 (0.065%) yum
Vendors
1 136 (8.84%) TIBCO
2 128 (8.32%) Oracle
3 79 (5.14%) Microsoft
4 74 (4.81%) Murex
5 73 (4.75%) Sybase
6 67 (4.36%) ION Trading
7 66 (4.29%) Reuters
8 44 (2.86%) Solace
9 39 (2.54%) Currenex
10 38 (2.47%) FXall
11 31 (2.02%) Bloomberg
12 27 (1.76%) Talarian
13 11 (0.72%) Charles River
14 10 (0.65%) Calypso
15 9 (0.59%) HP
15 9 (0.59%) IBM
16 7 (0.46%) CQG
16 7 (0.46%) Fidessa
16 7 (0.46%) SunGard
16 7 (0.46%) Wallstreet Suite