The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Foreign Exchange (FX) in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Foreign Exchange (FX) over the 3 months to 1 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Foreign Exchange (FX)
Rank 128 124 123
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -1
Contract jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) 3 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.11% 0.11% 0.039%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.40% 0.41% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
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£400 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £415 £425
% change year-on-year
+2.40% -2.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £47.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
-71.27% +129.26%
Foreign Exchange (FX)
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region.

Miscellaneous Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
745 735 625
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 26.64% 27.27% 24.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 364 347 227
Average daily rate £400 £350 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £199 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 34 31
Average hourly rate £19.00 £17.75 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.04% +1.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.13 £12.68
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £30.08 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +4.65%

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

Foreign Exchange (FX) Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Foreign Exchange (FX) Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Foreign Exchange (FX) Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 1 May 2015. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading - 2 £400 -
Foreign Exchange (FX)
South East

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing Foreign Exchange (FX) also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Foreign Exchange (FX).

1 3 (42.86%) SAP
1 3 (42.86%) Telecoms
1 3 (42.86%) Finance
2 2 (28.57%) Back Office
2 2 (28.57%) MVC
2 2 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (28.57%) Hibernate
2 2 (28.57%) Scrum
2 2 (28.57%) Spring
2 2 (28.57%) JSF
2 2 (28.57%) Software Engineering
2 2 (28.57%) UML
2 2 (28.57%) OO
2 2 (28.57%) Java
2 2 (28.57%) Oracle
2 2 (28.57%) WebSphere Application Server
2 2 (28.57%) OOD
2 2 (28.57%) IBM
2 2 (28.57%) TIBCO
2 2 (28.57%) OpenLink
2 2 (28.57%) Endur
2 2 (28.57%) WebSphere
2 2 (28.57%) Java EE
2 2 (28.57%) Spring MVC
2 2 (28.57%) Spring Web Flow
2 2 (28.57%) Unit Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Spreadsheet
2 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (14.29%) Billing
3 1 (14.29%) Relational Database

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing Foreign Exchange (FX) also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Foreign Exchange (FX). Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (28.57%) WebSphere Application Server
1 2 (28.57%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Endur
2 1 (14.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) ClearQuest
1 1 (14.29%) ClearCase
General
1 3 (42.86%) Telecoms
1 3 (42.86%) Finance
2 2 (28.57%) Back Office
3 1 (14.29%) Billing
3 1 (14.29%) Marketing
3 1 (14.29%) Electronics
3 1 (14.29%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Developer
2 2 (28.57%) Java Software Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Software Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Business Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Business Process Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Process Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) Hibernate
1 2 (28.57%) Spring
1 2 (28.57%) JSF
1 2 (28.57%) Java EE
1 2 (28.57%) Spring MVC
1 2 (28.57%) Spring Web Flow
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (14.29%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) MVC
1 2 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
1 2 (28.57%) Scrum
1 2 (28.57%) Software Engineering
1 2 (28.57%) UML
1 2 (28.57%) OO
1 2 (28.57%) OOD
1 2 (28.57%) Unit Testing
1 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (14.29%) Business Process Mapping
2 1 (14.29%) Digital Marketing
2 1 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (14.29%) Programme Management
2 1 (14.29%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) Java
2 1 (14.29%) SQL
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) SAP
2 2 (28.57%) Oracle
2 2 (28.57%) IBM
2 2 (28.57%) TIBCO
2 2 (28.57%) OpenLink