The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Foreign Exchange (FX) in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Foreign Exchange (FX) over the 3 months to 30 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
30 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Foreign Exchange (FX)
Rank 66 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) 1 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.13% - -
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.39% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Median daily rate £396 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £386 £350 £385
% change year-on-year
+10.14% -9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £13.50 -
Foreign Exchange (FX)
West Midlands

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

Miscellaneous Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
254 229 194
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 32.65% 28.00% 29.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 178 163 118
Median daily rate £375 £350 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £200 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £460
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 6 8
Median hourly rate £12.50 £22.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-43.18% +37.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.60 £14.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £27.00 £31.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.00 £18.47 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+19.11% -7.65%

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Birmingham region citing Foreign Exchange (FX) as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

Foreign Exchange (FX) Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Foreign Exchange (FX) Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

For the 6 months to 30 May 2016, 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 Birmingham region with a requirement for Foreign Exchange (FX).

1 5 (71.43%) Finance
1 5 (71.43%) Banking
2 3 (42.86%) Perl
2 3 (42.86%) Derivative
3 2 (28.57%) Java
3 2 (28.57%) Back Office
3 2 (28.57%) SQL
3 2 (28.57%) ITIL
3 2 (28.57%) Unix
3 2 (28.57%) Python
3 2 (28.57%) Shell Script
3 2 (28.57%) Financial Institution
3 2 (28.57%) ITIL V3
4 1 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (14.29%) Process Improvement
4 1 (14.29%) Fintech
4 1 (14.29%) Investment Banking
4 1 (14.29%) Business Analysis
4 1 (14.29%) Knowledge Management
4 1 (14.29%) Incident Management
4 1 (14.29%) GAP Analysis
4 1 (14.29%) Six Sigma
4 1 (14.29%) SunGard
4 1 (14.29%) Linux
4 1 (14.29%) Retail
4 1 (14.29%) Data Management
4 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (14.29%) Requirements Management
4 1 (14.29%) Retail Banking
4 1 (14.29%) SunGard GMI

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham 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:

Business Applications
1 1 (14.29%) SunGard GMI
General
1 5 (71.43%) Banking
1 5 (71.43%) Finance
2 2 (28.57%) Back Office
2 2 (28.57%) Financial Institution
3 1 (14.29%) Investment Banking
3 1 (14.29%) Retail
3 1 (14.29%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (85.71%) Analyst
2 4 (57.14%) Business Analyst
3 2 (28.57%) Banking Analyst
3 2 (28.57%) Junior
4 1 (14.29%) Banking Business Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Business Change Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Business Change Business Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Change Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) FX Business Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Junior Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Junior Support Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Senior Business Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Senior Business Change Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Senior Change Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Support Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) Derivative
2 1 (14.29%) Computer Science
2 1 (14.29%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) Unix
2 1 (14.29%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) ITIL
1 2 (28.57%) ITIL V3
2 1 (14.29%) Business Analysis
2 1 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (14.29%) Data Management
2 1 (14.29%) Electronic Trading
2 1 (14.29%) GAP Analysis
2 1 (14.29%) Incident Management
2 1 (14.29%) Knowledge Management
2 1 (14.29%) Problem Management
2 1 (14.29%) Process Improvement
2 1 (14.29%) Requirements Management
2 1 (14.29%) Six Sigma
2 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) Perl
2 2 (28.57%) Java
2 2 (28.57%) Python
2 2 (28.57%) Shell Script
2 2 (28.57%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) SunGard