Period
to 19 July 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 19 July 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
19 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 118 80 113
Rank change year-on-year -38 +33 -11
Contract jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) 1,108 1,309 1,014
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 2.40% 3.13% 2.23%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 6.28% 8.13% 5.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 857 1,009 838
London median daily rate £650 £600 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.33% - -
10th Percentile £463 £463 £425
90th Percentile £838 £750 £738
England median daily rate £650 £600 £600
% change year-on-year +8.33% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 7
London median hourly rate £24.00 £40.00 £47.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -40.00% -15.79% -
England median hourly rate £34.50 £45.00 £47.50
% change year-on-year -23.33% -5.26% +251.85%

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 17,646 16,109 17,245
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 38.20% 38.47% 37.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,645 11,403 12,356
London median daily rate £510 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £313 £310 £285
90th Percentile £700 £675 £650
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 284 242 236
London median hourly rate £22.72 £21.70 £20.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.68% +7.67% +1.09%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.38 £11.38
90th Percentile £51.02 £50.00 £55.00
England median hourly rate £22.93 £19.66 £20.00
% change year-on-year +16.63% -1.70% +11.11%

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 19 July 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 19 July 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 -42 208 £650 +8.33% 46
East London -35 11 £615 +0.37% 3
West London -36 2 £525 +23.53% 7
Foreign Exchange (FX)
England

For the 6 months to 19 July 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).

1 560 (50.54%) Front Office
2 476 (42.96%) Finance
3 456 (41.16%) Banking
4 427 (38.54%) Java
5 354 (31.95%) Electronic Trading
6 345 (31.14%) Low Latency
7 291 (26.26%) C#
8 262 (23.65%) Multithreading
9 251 (22.65%) Agile Software Development
10 242 (21.84%) SQL
11 211 (19.04%) C++
12 210 (18.95%) Investment Banking
13 178 (16.06%) Linux
14 171 (15.43%) Equities
15 165 (14.89%) Fixed Income
16 161 (14.53%) .NET
17 148 (13.36%) Derivative
18 142 (12.82%) Unix
19 131 (11.82%) Python
20 129 (11.64%) JavaScript
21 126 (11.37%) Risk Management
22 125 (11.28%) E-Commerce
23 113 (10.20%) Algorithmic Trading
24 95 (8.57%) FIX Protocol
25 92 (8.30%) TIBCO
26 89 (8.03%) AngularJS
27 86 (7.76%) Greenfield Project
28 85 (7.67%) HTML
28 85 (7.67%) TDD
29 83 (7.49%) OO

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 (1.26%) Tomcat
2 12 (1.08%) Confluence
3 11 (0.99%) JBoss
3 11 (0.99%) Oracle Coherence
4 4 (0.36%) Apache Spark
4 4 (0.36%) DataSynapse
5 3 (0.27%) CMS
5 3 (0.27%) MQSeries
6 2 (0.18%) Apache
6 2 (0.18%) Apache Solr
6 2 (0.18%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (0.18%) IIS
6 2 (0.18%) SharePoint
6 2 (0.18%) Tuxedo
6 2 (0.18%) Umbraco
7 1 (0.090%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.090%) NServiceBus
7 1 (0.090%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.090%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.090%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 17 (1.53%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (0.45%) Spreadsheet
3 4 (0.36%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.18%) Maya
4 2 (0.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.18%) Photoshop
4 2 (0.18%) ZBrush
5 1 (0.090%) Microsoft Office
5 1 (0.090%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 35 (3.16%) ION MarketView
2 17 (1.53%) Markit EDM
3 15 (1.35%) Eagle PACE
4 14 (1.26%) Front Arena
4 14 (1.26%) thinkFolio
5 12 (1.08%) PolarLake
6 6 (0.54%) Bloomberg AIM
7 4 (0.36%) BusinessWorks
8 3 (0.27%) Oracle Cash Management
8 3 (0.27%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 2 (0.18%) Kondor
9 2 (0.18%) Orchestrade
9 2 (0.18%) RMDS
9 2 (0.18%) Summit
10 1 (0.090%) Endur
10 1 (0.090%) Loan IQ
10 1 (0.090%) SAP CO
10 1 (0.090%) SAP FI-GL
10 1 (0.090%) Sentinel
10 1 (0.090%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 36 (3.25%) Amazon AWS
2 21 (1.90%) GitHub
3 13 (1.17%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (0.63%) npm
5 6 (0.54%) IaaS
6 5 (0.45%) PaaS
6 5 (0.45%) Yarn
7 4 (0.36%) Amazon S3
7 4 (0.36%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (0.27%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 3 (0.27%) Amazon EC2
8 3 (0.27%) AWS Lambda
8 3 (0.27%) CloudFront
8 3 (0.27%) Route 53
8 3 (0.27%) Serverless
8 3 (0.27%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 2 (0.18%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (0.090%) Amazon EMR
10 1 (0.090%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (1.62%) Firewall
2 16 (1.44%) Multicast
3 7 (0.63%) VPN
4 6 (0.54%) LAN
4 6 (0.54%) TCP/IP
4 6 (0.54%) WAN
5 4 (0.36%) HTTP
5 4 (0.36%) Internet
5 4 (0.36%) Intranet
6 3 (0.27%) Broadband
6 3 (0.27%) DHCP
6 3 (0.27%) DNS
6 3 (0.27%) MPLS
6 3 (0.27%) Network Security
6 3 (0.27%) RTMP
6 3 (0.27%) VLAN
7 2 (0.18%) FIX Connectivity
7 2 (0.18%) IP Telephony
7 2 (0.18%) SNMP
8 1 (0.090%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 79 (7.13%) SQL Server
2 39 (3.52%) Blockchain
3 29 (2.62%) KDB
3 29 (2.62%) Relational Database
4 15 (1.35%) MongoDB
5 14 (1.26%) NoSQL
6 10 (0.90%) Big Data
7 9 (0.81%) Oracle Database
8 8 (0.72%) SQL Server 2008
9 6 (0.54%) Apache Cassandra
9 6 (0.54%) Data Warehouse
9 6 (0.54%) SQL Server 2014
10 5 (0.45%) Sybase ASE
10 5 (0.45%) Tick Data
11 4 (0.36%) Amazon RDS
11 4 (0.36%) DB2
12 3 (0.27%) RDBMS
12 3 (0.27%) Redis
13 2 (0.18%) HBase
13 2 (0.18%) Riak
Development Applications
1 35 (3.16%) Jenkins
2 33 (2.98%) JIRA
2 33 (2.98%) TeamCity
3 28 (2.53%) Git (software)
4 24 (2.17%) Maven
5 21 (1.90%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 16 (1.44%) Selenium
7 14 (1.26%) Visual Studio Team System
8 11 (0.99%) NUnit
8 11 (0.99%) SpecFlow
9 10 (0.90%) Cucumber
9 10 (0.90%) JUnit
9 10 (0.90%) Subversion
10 8 (0.72%) Jasmine
10 8 (0.72%) MSBuild
11 7 (0.63%) Moq
11 7 (0.63%) Visual Studio
12 6 (0.54%) ReSharper
13 5 (0.45%) Gradle
14 4 (0.36%) WebDriver
General
1 560 (50.54%) Front Office
2 476 (42.96%) Finance
3 456 (41.16%) Banking
4 210 (18.95%) Investment Banking
5 68 (6.14%) Back Office
6 34 (3.07%) Financial Institution
7 11 (0.99%) Legal
8 9 (0.81%) Games
9 3 (0.27%) General Ledger
9 3 (0.27%) Retail Banking
10 2 (0.18%) Advertising
10 2 (0.18%) Billing
10 2 (0.18%) Retail
11 1 (0.090%) French Language
11 1 (0.090%) International Banking
11 1 (0.090%) Marketing
11 1 (0.090%) Private Banking
11 1 (0.090%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 734 (66.25%) Developer
2 292 (26.35%) Java Developer
3 226 (20.40%) Analyst
4 179 (16.16%) C# Developer
5 175 (15.79%) Electronic Trading Developer
6 146 (13.18%) Senior Developer
7 136 (12.27%) Business Analyst
8 124 (11.19%) Front Office Developer
9 114 (10.29%) C++ Developer
10 96 (8.66%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
11 83 (7.49%) FX Business Analyst
12 71 (6.41%) Senior Java Developer
13 62 (5.60%) Low Latency Java Developer
14 58 (5.23%) .NET Developer
15 48 (4.33%) Quantitative Developer
16 46 (4.15%) Banking Analyst
17 45 (4.06%) C# Developer - Electronic Trading
18 44 (3.97%) Senior C# Developer
19 37 (3.34%) C# .NET Developer
19 37 (3.34%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 161 (14.53%) .NET
2 95 (8.57%) FIX Protocol
3 89 (8.03%) AngularJS
4 85 (7.67%) HTML
5 76 (6.86%) React
6 68 (6.14%) WPF
7 65 (5.87%) Rendezvous
8 47 (4.24%) HTML5
9 45 (4.06%) CSS
10 42 (3.79%) Middleware
11 39 (3.52%) Node.js
12 38 (3.43%) .NET Framework
12 38 (3.43%) ASP.NET
13 33 (2.98%) REST
13 33 (2.98%) STL
14 32 (2.89%) Boost C++ Libraries
15 31 (2.80%) Reactive Extensions
15 31 (2.80%) RESTful
16 30 (2.71%) ASP.NET Web API
16 30 (2.71%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 171 (15.43%) Equities
2 165 (14.89%) Fixed Income
3 148 (13.36%) Derivative
4 86 (7.76%) Greenfield Project
5 73 (6.59%) Analytical Skills
6 56 (5.05%) Fintech
7 45 (4.06%) Computer Science
8 32 (2.89%) Algorithms
9 23 (2.08%) Exotic Derivative
9 23 (2.08%) Online Banking
10 20 (1.81%) Data Structures
11 19 (1.71%) Market Risk
12 18 (1.62%) Equity Derivative
12 18 (1.62%) Interest Rate Derivative
12 18 (1.62%) OTC Derivatives
13 13 (1.17%) Hedge funds
13 13 (1.17%) SWIFT
14 11 (0.99%) Grid Computing
14 11 (0.99%) Hybrid Cloud
15 10 (0.90%) Credit Derivative
Operating Systems
1 178 (16.06%) Linux
2 142 (12.82%) Unix
3 50 (4.51%) Windows
4 22 (1.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 17 (1.53%) Solaris
6 9 (0.81%) Windows Server
7 6 (0.54%) Android
8 2 (0.18%) Mac OS
8 2 (0.18%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.090%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.090%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 354 (31.95%) Electronic Trading
2 345 (31.14%) Low Latency
3 262 (23.65%) Multithreading
4 251 (22.65%) Agile Software Development
5 126 (11.37%) Risk Management
6 125 (11.28%) E-Commerce
7 113 (10.20%) Algorithmic Trading
8 85 (7.67%) TDD
9 83 (7.49%) OO
10 68 (6.14%) Test Automation
11 66 (5.96%) Software Engineering
12 65 (5.87%) Microservices
13 62 (5.60%) Analytics
14 59 (5.32%) DevOps
15 55 (4.96%) Problem-Solving
16 53 (4.78%) Change Management
17 52 (4.69%) Mathematics
17 52 (4.69%) Performance Optimisation
18 51 (4.60%) Open Source
19 50 (4.51%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 427 (38.54%) Java
2 291 (26.26%) C#
3 242 (21.84%) SQL
4 211 (19.04%) C++
5 131 (11.82%) Python
6 129 (11.64%) JavaScript
7 43 (3.88%) Java 8
8 42 (3.79%) Bash Shell
9 39 (3.52%) TypeScript
10 28 (2.53%) Perl
11 24 (2.17%) Scala
12 22 (1.99%) C
13 14 (1.26%) VBA
14 11 (0.99%) PowerShell
14 11 (0.99%) Shell Script
14 11 (0.99%) T-SQL
15 9 (0.81%) ES6
15 9 (0.81%) Korn
16 8 (0.72%) PL/SQL
17 5 (0.45%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 73 (6.59%) Degree
2 24 (2.17%) Computer Science Degree
3 23 (2.08%) PhD
4 9 (0.81%) Numerate Degree
5 5 (0.45%) ISEB
5 5 (0.45%) PMI Certification
6 4 (0.36%) ISTQB
6 4 (0.36%) PMP
7 1 (0.090%) CCNP
7 1 (0.090%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.090%) GIAC
7 1 (0.090%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (3.88%) MiFID
2 34 (3.07%) QA
3 17 (1.53%) EMIR
4 11 (0.99%) Dodd-Frank
5 2 (0.18%) PMO
5 2 (0.18%) SEPA
5 2 (0.18%) SLA
5 2 (0.18%) TARGET2
6 1 (0.090%) COREP
6 1 (0.090%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.090%) FATCA
6 1 (0.090%) IFRS
6 1 (0.090%) ISO 20022
6 1 (0.090%) PSD2
6 1 (0.090%) Solvency II
System Software
1 38 (3.43%) Docker
2 3 (0.27%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.27%) Terminal Server
3 2 (0.18%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.090%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 1 (0.090%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 10 (0.90%) Control-M
2 9 (0.81%) Ansible
3 5 (0.45%) CA Spectrum
4 4 (0.36%) BladeLogic
4 4 (0.36%) HP Quality Center
5 3 (0.27%) Kibana
5 3 (0.27%) logstash
5 3 (0.27%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (0.18%) Docker Swarm
6 2 (0.18%) HP ALM
6 2 (0.18%) Nagios
6 2 (0.18%) ZABBIX
7 1 (0.090%) Hadoop YARN
7 1 (0.090%) ITRS Geneos
7 1 (0.090%) Kubernetes
7 1 (0.090%) Oozie
7 1 (0.090%) Puppet
7 1 (0.090%) SCCM
7 1 (0.090%) Terraform
Vendors
1 92 (8.30%) TIBCO
2 82 (7.40%) Oracle
3 59 (5.32%) Bloomberg
4 38 (3.43%) ION Trading
5 32 (2.89%) Reuters
6 31 (2.80%) Microsoft
7 30 (2.71%) Sybase
8 26 (2.35%) FXall
9 22 (1.99%) Charles River
10 17 (1.53%) Murex
11 16 (1.44%) Calypso
11 16 (1.44%) Solace
12 15 (1.35%) Currenex
13 14 (1.26%) SimCorp
14 13 (1.17%) Red Hat
15 11 (0.99%) Atlassian
15 11 (0.99%) Capita
15 11 (0.99%) Sun
16 8 (0.72%) Talarian
17 7 (0.63%) SAP