The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Foreign Exchange (FX) in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridge 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 September 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 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Foreign Exchange (FX)
Rank 53 - 37
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) 3 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 0.58% - 1.10%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.16% - 3.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Average daily rate
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£650 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £538 £400 £450
% change year-on-year
+34.37% -11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £49.00
Foreign Exchange (FX)
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the Cambridge region.

Miscellaneous Category
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
139 148 130
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 26.73% 30.02% 35.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 83 63
Average daily rate £375 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £216 £150 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £630 £498 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 31 18
Average hourly rate £15.77 £27.50 £38.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.65% -28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £21.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £55.00 £60.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.32 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.61% +14.28%

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

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

Foreign Exchange (FX) Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Foreign Exchange (FX) Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge 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 (100.00%) Finance
1 3 (100.00%) Banking
2 2 (66.67%) Retail
2 2 (66.67%) Content Management
2 2 (66.67%) SAP PI
2 2 (66.67%) Pega
2 2 (66.67%) Sitecore
2 2 (66.67%) Enterprise Architecture
2 2 (66.67%) SCADA
2 2 (66.67%) Migration
2 2 (66.67%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (66.67%) FatWire
2 2 (66.67%) Adobe
2 2 (66.67%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (66.67%) Middleware
2 2 (66.67%) CRM
2 2 (66.67%) SharePoint
2 2 (66.67%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (66.67%) E-Commerce
2 2 (66.67%) SOA
2 2 (66.67%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (66.67%) Social Media
2 2 (66.67%) hybris
2 2 (66.67%) Solvency II
2 2 (66.67%) Digital Media
2 2 (66.67%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (66.67%) Guidewire
2 2 (66.67%) Oracle
2 2 (66.67%) SAP
2 2 (66.67%) MuleSoft

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

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge 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 (66.67%) SharePoint
1 2 (66.67%) BizTalk Server
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (33.33%) RDBMS
2 1 (33.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Selenium
1 1 (33.33%) TestComplete
1 1 (33.33%) SpecFlow
General
1 3 (100.00%) Finance
1 3 (100.00%) Banking
2 2 (66.67%) Retail
3 1 (33.33%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Solutions Architect
1 2 (66.67%) Senior Solutions Architect
1 2 (66.67%) Senior Architect
1 2 (66.67%) Architect
2 1 (33.33%) Developer
2 1 (33.33%) AWS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) Middleware
1 2 (66.67%) SAP PI
2 1 (33.33%) .NET
2 1 (33.33%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) SCADA
1 2 (66.67%) Social Media
1 2 (66.67%) Digital Media
1 2 (66.67%) Enterprise Software
1 2 (66.67%) Data Centre
2 1 (33.33%) Fixed Income
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) CRM
1 2 (66.67%) E-Commerce
1 2 (66.67%) SOA
1 2 (66.67%) Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) Migration
1 2 (66.67%) Stakeholder Management
1 2 (66.67%) Content Management
1 2 (66.67%) Enterprise Architecture
2 1 (33.33%) Integration Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
2 1 (33.33%) System Integration Testing
2 1 (33.33%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) C#
1 1 (33.33%) C++
1 1 (33.33%) Java
1 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
1 1 (33.33%) Python
1 1 (33.33%) PowerShell
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (66.67%) Solvency II
2 1 (33.33%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Oracle
1 2 (66.67%) SAP
1 2 (66.67%) Adobe
1 2 (66.67%) FatWire
1 2 (66.67%) Pega
1 2 (66.67%) Sitecore
1 2 (66.67%) hybris
1 2 (66.67%) Guidewire
1 2 (66.67%) MuleSoft