The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Foreign Exchange (FX) in contract job vacancies. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Foreign Exchange (FX) over the 3 months to 22 June 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)
UK
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 158 273 251
Rank change year-on-year +115 -22  
Contract jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) 737 478 515
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.57% 0.89% 0.92%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.75% 2.66% 2.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 563 400 430
Median daily rate £600 £600 £600
90% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
10% offered a daily rate of more than £725 £700 £725
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 0
Median hourly rate £47.50 £80.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -40.62% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 - -

Foreign Exchange (FX) is in the generic IT skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 15523 17976 17815
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 33.12% 33.34% 31.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 10081 11797 11169
Median daily rate £450 £425 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +0.59%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.02% +3.53%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 497 589 658
Median hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +18.42%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.39 £47.33
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £22.75 £18.69
% change year-on-year +9.89% +21.72%  

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Foreign Exchange (FX) as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

Job vacancy trend for Foreign Exchange (FX) in the UK

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX).

Contractor daily rate trend for Foreign Exchange (FX) in the UK

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) over the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Foreign Exchange (FX) in the UK

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX).

Contractor hourly rate trend for Foreign Exchange (FX) in the UK

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) over the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Foreign Exchange (FX) in the UK

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Top 27 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 22 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +105 708 £600 - 132
London +51 699 £600 - 115
City of London +26 129 £600 - 25
Belfast - 12 £164 -
County Antrim - 12 £164 -
Northern Ireland - 12 £164 -
Canary Wharf +6 8 £625 -3.84%
Scotland +29 7 £375 - 3
Channel Islands - 7 - - 1
Jersey - 7 - - 1
South East +7 6 £488 +8.33% 1
Docklands, London +1 5 £613 +13.95%
Glasgow +10 4 £375 - 2
Surrey +1 4 £488 +1.29% 1
Edinburgh +11 3 - - 1
North West - 2 - - 1
Hampshire +10 1 - -
Bromley +3 1 £575 +4.54%
Kingston Upon Thames - 1 £215 -
Cheshire - 1 - - 1
Berkshire - 1 - -
Manchester - 1 - -
Eastleigh - 1 - -
Chester - 1 - - 1
Cheadle - 1 - -
Camberley - 1 £475 -
Brentford - 1 £425 -

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 with a requirement for Foreign Exchange (FX).

1 588 (45.65%) Banking
2 570 (44.25%) Finance
3 564 (43.79%) Front Office
4 503 (39.05%) Java
5 336 (26.09%) SQL
6 334 (25.93%) Investment Banking
7 316 (24.53%) Agile Software Development
8 304 (23.60%) Electronic Trading
9 302 (23.45%) Multithreading
10 293 (22.75%) Low Latency
11 280 (21.74%) Derivative
11 280 (21.74%) Equities
12 275 (21.35%) C++
13 267 (20.73%) Fixed Income
14 229 (17.78%) C#
15 198 (15.37%) Unix
16 161 (12.50%) JavaScript
17 157 (12.19%) HTML
18 155 (12.03%) Linux
19 136 (10.56%) Analytical Skills
20 135 (10.48%) HTML5
21 134 (10.40%) Degree
22 132 (10.25%) Oracle
23 131 (10.17%) Python
24 119 (9.24%) Test Automation
25 115 (8.93%) Greenfield Project
26 113 (8.77%) MiFID
27 112 (8.70%) .NET
28 111 (8.62%) AngularJS
29 107 (8.31%) SDLC

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 28 (2.17%) CMS
2 24 (1.86%) Oracle Coherence
3 22 (1.71%) Apache Spark
4 17 (1.32%) MQSeries
5 13 (1.01%) Confluence
6 12 (0.93%) WebLogic
7 11 (0.85%) Tomcat
7 11 (0.85%) WebSphere
8 7 (0.54%) Elasticsearch
9 6 (0.47%) Mule
9 6 (0.47%) SharePoint
10 3 (0.23%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 3 (0.23%) Apache
10 3 (0.23%) BizTalk Server
10 3 (0.23%) IIS
10 3 (0.23%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 3 (0.23%) Oracle Workflow
11 2 (0.16%) Apache Pig
12 1 (0.078%) Jupyter
12 1 (0.078%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 56 (4.35%) Microsoft Excel
2 33 (2.56%) Spreadsheet
3 21 (1.63%) MS Visio
4 19 (1.48%) Microsoft Office
5 10 (0.78%) Microsoft Project
6 7 (0.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 5 (0.39%) Photoshop
8 4 (0.31%) Adobe Illustrator
9 2 (0.16%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 29 (2.25%) ION MarketView
2 17 (1.32%) Summit
3 11 (0.85%) Global One
4 10 (0.78%) Payment Gateway
5 9 (0.70%) RMDS
6 6 (0.47%) thinkFolio
7 5 (0.39%) Endur
8 4 (0.31%) Loan IQ
8 4 (0.31%) Markit EDM
8 4 (0.31%) Murex MxG2000
9 3 (0.23%) Bloomberg TOMS
9 3 (0.23%) Kondor
9 3 (0.23%) Minerva
9 3 (0.23%) Orchestrade
9 3 (0.23%) SimCorp Dimension
9 3 (0.23%) SunGard GMI
10 2 (0.16%) SAP CO
10 2 (0.16%) SAP FI
10 2 (0.16%) SAP FI/CO
10 2 (0.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.23%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.16%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (0.16%) GitHub
3 1 (0.078%) Adobe Analytics
3 1 (0.078%) BrowserStack
3 1 (0.078%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.078%) PaaS
3 1 (0.078%) SaaS
3 1 (0.078%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 23 (1.79%) Firewall
2 13 (1.01%) MPLS
3 9 (0.70%) TCP/IP
4 8 (0.62%) FIX Connectivity
5 7 (0.54%) Internet
6 5 (0.39%) SSL
7 4 (0.31%) WAN
8 3 (0.23%) Ethernet
8 3 (0.23%) FTP
8 3 (0.23%) IPsec
8 3 (0.23%) LAN
8 3 (0.23%) VPN
9 2 (0.16%) DNS
10 1 (0.078%) SAN
10 1 (0.078%) SNA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 71 (5.51%) SQL Server
2 57 (4.43%) Relational Database
3 54 (4.19%) KDB
4 47 (3.65%) Big Data
5 29 (2.25%) Hadoop
6 26 (2.02%) Data Mart
7 23 (1.79%) Kdb+
8 21 (1.63%) NoSQL
8 21 (1.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 17 (1.32%) MongoDB
10 16 (1.24%) Data Warehouse
10 16 (1.24%) Redis
11 12 (0.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 11 (0.85%) BusinessObjects
13 10 (0.78%) SQL Server 2008
14 9 (0.70%) Apache Cassandra
14 9 (0.70%) DB2
14 9 (0.70%) RDBMS
15 8 (0.62%) HBase
15 8 (0.62%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 66 (5.12%) Git (software)
1 66 (5.12%) JIRA
2 62 (4.81%) Maven
3 41 (3.18%) JUnit
4 32 (2.48%) Jenkins
5 30 (2.33%) NUnit
6 29 (2.25%) TeamCity
7 28 (2.17%) Mockito
8 26 (2.02%) Selenium
9 21 (1.63%) Gradle
10 18 (1.40%) Grunt
11 15 (1.16%) Cucumber
12 14 (1.09%) Eclipse
13 13 (1.01%) gulp
14 12 (0.93%) Subversion
14 12 (0.93%) webpack
15 8 (0.62%) EasyMock
15 8 (0.62%) Visual Studio
16 7 (0.54%) Moq
16 7 (0.54%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 588 (45.65%) Banking
2 570 (44.25%) Finance
3 564 (43.79%) Front Office
4 334 (25.93%) Investment Banking
5 48 (3.73%) Financial Institution
6 45 (3.49%) Back Office
7 23 (1.79%) Legal
8 15 (1.16%) Marketing
8 15 (1.16%) Prime Brokerage
9 10 (0.78%) Retail
10 9 (0.70%) International Banking
11 8 (0.62%) German Language
12 7 (0.54%) French Language
12 7 (0.54%) General Ledger
12 7 (0.54%) Wholesale Banking
13 3 (0.23%) Billing
13 3 (0.23%) Retail Banking
13 3 (0.23%) Telecoms
14 2 (0.16%) Corporate Banking
14 2 (0.16%) Games
Job Titles
1 770 (59.78%) Developer
2 312 (24.22%) Java Developer
3 259 (20.11%) Analyst
4 155 (12.03%) Business Analyst
5 136 (10.56%) C++ Developer
6 127 (9.86%) Electronic Trading Developer
7 114 (8.85%) C# Developer
8 93 (7.22%) Senior Developer
9 88 (6.83%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
9 88 (6.83%) Front Office Developer
10 71 (5.51%) Project Manager
11 62 (4.81%) Low Latency Java Developer
12 60 (4.66%) FX Business Analyst
12 60 (4.66%) Senior Java Developer
13 51 (3.96%) JavaScript Developer
13 51 (3.96%) Python Developer
14 48 (3.73%) Quantitative Developer
15 40 (3.11%) Angular Developer
15 40 (3.11%) Support Analyst
16 39 (3.03%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 157 (12.19%) HTML
2 135 (10.48%) HTML5
3 112 (8.70%) .NET
4 111 (8.62%) AngularJS
5 101 (7.84%) Spring
6 95 (7.38%) FIX Protocol
7 74 (5.75%) XML
8 71 (5.51%) Middleware
9 68 (5.28%) React
10 66 (5.12%) WPF
11 63 (4.89%) CSS
12 55 (4.27%) Node.js
13 54 (4.19%) STL
14 51 (3.96%) JNI
15 49 (3.80%) Boost C++ Libraries
16 46 (3.57%) REST
17 41 (3.18%) Spring Boot
18 40 (3.11%) JMS
19 32 (2.48%) Hibernate
19 32 (2.48%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 280 (21.74%) Derivative
1 280 (21.74%) Equities
2 267 (20.73%) Fixed Income
3 136 (10.56%) Analytical Skills
4 115 (8.93%) Greenfield Project
5 56 (4.35%) User Experience
6 53 (4.11%) Fintech
7 51 (3.96%) Computer Science
8 42 (3.26%) Interest Rate Derivative
9 41 (3.18%) Algorithms
10 34 (2.64%) OTC Derivatives
10 34 (2.64%) Virtual Team
11 33 (2.56%) Market Risk
12 28 (2.17%) Equity Derivative
13 22 (1.71%) PMI
14 21 (1.63%) Data Structures
14 21 (1.63%) Hedge funds
15 20 (1.55%) Credit Derivative
16 19 (1.48%) Data Centre
17 18 (1.40%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 198 (15.37%) Unix
2 155 (12.03%) Linux
3 66 (5.12%) Windows
4 12 (0.93%) Solaris
5 9 (0.70%) Windows Server
6 6 (0.47%) Windows 7
7 3 (0.23%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.16%) AIX
8 2 (0.16%) Android
9 1 (0.078%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 316 (24.53%) Agile Software Development
2 304 (23.60%) Electronic Trading
3 302 (23.45%) Multithreading
4 293 (22.75%) Low Latency
5 119 (9.24%) Test Automation
6 107 (8.31%) SDLC
7 103 (8.00%) TDD
8 102 (7.92%) Analytics
9 92 (7.14%) Multithreaded Programming
10 89 (6.91%) Scrum
11 88 (6.83%) OO
12 86 (6.68%) Risk Management
13 85 (6.60%) Algorithmic Trading
14 78 (6.06%) E-Commerce
15 76 (5.90%) Unit Testing
16 67 (5.20%) Business Analysis
17 66 (5.12%) Microservices
17 66 (5.12%) Software Engineering
17 66 (5.12%) Stakeholder Management
18 65 (5.05%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 503 (39.05%) Java
2 336 (26.09%) SQL
3 275 (21.35%) C++
4 229 (17.78%) C#
5 161 (12.50%) JavaScript
6 131 (10.17%) Python
7 47 (3.65%) C
8 46 (3.57%) Shell Script
9 41 (3.18%) Scala
10 36 (2.80%) VBA
11 33 (2.56%) Perl
12 32 (2.48%) ES6
13 22 (1.71%) T-SQL
14 21 (1.63%) Bash Shell
15 15 (1.16%) Korn
15 15 (1.16%) PL/SQL
16 12 (0.93%) XAML
17 9 (0.70%) MATLAB
18 8 (0.62%) TypeScript
19 7 (0.54%) R
Qualifications
1 134 (10.40%) Degree
2 27 (2.10%) PMI Certification
3 24 (1.86%) Computer Science Degree
4 23 (1.79%) PhD
5 20 (1.55%) PMP
6 9 (0.70%) Master's Degree
7 8 (0.62%) ISEB
7 8 (0.62%) Numerate Degree
8 6 (0.47%) CFA
9 3 (0.23%) ISTQB
9 3 (0.23%) MBA
10 2 (0.16%) BPSS Clearance
10 2 (0.16%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 2 (0.16%) Security Cleared
11 1 (0.078%) A+ Certification
11 1 (0.078%) AAT
11 1 (0.078%) CIMA
11 1 (0.078%) IIBA
11 1 (0.078%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 1 (0.078%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 113 (8.77%) MiFID
2 37 (2.87%) QA
3 23 (1.79%) EMIR
4 15 (1.16%) Dodd-Frank
5 9 (0.70%) PMO
6 7 (0.54%) Data Quality
6 7 (0.54%) FATCA
6 7 (0.54%) IFRS
7 6 (0.47%) SLA
8 4 (0.31%) Solvency II
9 3 (0.23%) Basel III
9 3 (0.23%) CRD IV
10 2 (0.16%) COREP
10 2 (0.16%) FINREP
10 2 (0.16%) GAAP
10 2 (0.16%) IAS 39
10 2 (0.16%) IFRS 9
10 2 (0.16%) PCI DSS
11 1 (0.078%) GDPR
11 1 (0.078%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 16 (1.24%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (0.85%) HDFS
3 8 (0.62%) Docker
4 2 (0.16%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.16%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.16%) KVM
4 2 (0.16%) Oracle RAC
4 2 (0.16%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.078%) Platform Symphony
Systems Management
1 8 (0.62%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (0.54%) Control-M
3 6 (0.47%) Ansible
3 6 (0.47%) Kubernetes
4 3 (0.23%) ITRS Geneos
5 2 (0.16%) Cisco Prime
6 1 (0.078%) Ganglia
6 1 (0.078%) Kibana
6 1 (0.078%) logstash
6 1 (0.078%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.078%) Puppet
6 1 (0.078%) Thomson Reuters DACS
6 1 (0.078%) yum
Vendors
1 132 (10.25%) Oracle
2 107 (8.31%) Murex
3 66 (5.12%) Sybase
4 61 (4.74%) TIBCO
5 60 (4.66%) Microsoft
6 59 (4.58%) ION Trading
7 51 (3.96%) Bloomberg
8 42 (3.26%) Reuters
9 38 (2.95%) Solace
10 21 (1.63%) IBM
11 18 (1.40%) Calypso
12 16 (1.24%) VMware
13 15 (1.16%) FXall
14 13 (1.01%) SAP
15 11 (0.85%) Fortinet
15 11 (0.85%) Salesforce.com
16 10 (0.78%) Avaya
16 10 (0.78%) Charles River
16 10 (0.78%) F5
16 10 (0.78%) Talarian
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