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 27 July 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
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Foreign Exchange (FX)
Rank 72 - -
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 0.42% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Median daily rate £396 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £450 £375
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
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
236 187 215
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 30.14% 24.93% 30.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 167 125 133
Median daily rate £350 £340 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £130 £154
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £495 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 9 3
Median hourly rate £25.00 £15.00 £94.05
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+66.66% -84.05%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £18.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
+19.44% -12.19%

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 19 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 27 July 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 2 (66.67%) Finance
2 1 (33.33%) Banking
2 1 (33.33%) Retail
2 1 (33.33%) Derivative
2 1 (33.33%) Retail Banking
2 1 (33.33%) Degree
2 1 (33.33%) Computer Science
2 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL V3
2 1 (33.33%) Process Improvement
2 1 (33.33%) Financial Institution
2 1 (33.33%) Back Office
2 1 (33.33%) Java
2 1 (33.33%) Perl
2 1 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL
2 1 (33.33%) Python
2 1 (33.33%) Shell Script
2 1 (33.33%) Six Sigma

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:

General
1 2 (66.67%) Finance
2 1 (33.33%) Back Office
2 1 (33.33%) Banking
2 1 (33.33%) Financial Institution
2 1 (33.33%) Retail
2 1 (33.33%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) Business Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) FX Business Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Junior
2 1 (33.33%) Junior Support Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Computer Science
1 1 (33.33%) Derivative
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) ITIL
1 1 (33.33%) ITIL V3
1 1 (33.33%) Process Improvement
1 1 (33.33%) Six Sigma
1 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) Java
1 1 (33.33%) Perl
1 1 (33.33%) Python
1 1 (33.33%) Shell Script
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) Degree