The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Foreign Exchange (FX) in IT contracts advertised for the County Antrim 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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Foreign Exchange (FX)
Rank 22 - 25
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) 2 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in County Antrim 2.08% - 0.63%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.00% - 2.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
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£81 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £425 £425
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £11.38 - -
Foreign Exchange (FX)
Northern Ireland

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

Miscellaneous Category
County Antrim
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
50 21 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in County Antrim 52.08% 33.87% 22.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 4 18
Average daily rate £145 £250 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-42.00% -28.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £88 £175 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £343 £376 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £366 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+4.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £10.50 £12.42 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.45% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.50%

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Jobs Demand Trend in County Antrim

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

Foreign Exchange (FX) Jobs Demand Trend in County Antrim

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Daily Rate Trend in County Antrim

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

Foreign Exchange (FX) Daily Rate Trend in County Antrim

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Top 30 Related IT Skills in County Antrim

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the County Antrim 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 14 (100.00%) Finance
2 13 (92.86%) Fixed Income
3 11 (78.57%) Equities
3 11 (78.57%) SQL
3 11 (78.57%) Java
4 10 (71.43%) SQL Server
4 10 (71.43%) WebLogic
4 10 (71.43%) Derivative
4 10 (71.43%) WebSphere
4 10 (71.43%) Java EE
5 9 (64.29%) FIX Protocol
5 9 (64.29%) OO
5 9 (64.29%) FpML
5 9 (64.29%) Banking
5 9 (64.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 8 (57.14%) Degree
6 8 (57.14%) People Management
7 2 (14.29%) Investment Banking
7 2 (14.29%) Data Mining
7 2 (14.29%) Reuters
7 2 (14.29%) Bloomberg
7 2 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (14.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (14.29%) Electronic Trading
8 1 (7.14%) Performance Management
8 1 (7.14%) Ext JS
8 1 (7.14%) Reference Data
8 1 (7.14%) Data Mapping
8 1 (7.14%) Tradeweb
8 1 (7.14%) MarketAxess

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

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the County Antrim 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 10 (71.43%) WebLogic
1 10 (71.43%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (7.14%) MS Excel
1 1 (7.14%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (71.43%) SQL Server
2 9 (64.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (14.29%) Data Mining
3 2 (14.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 14 (100.00%) Finance
2 9 (64.29%) Banking
3 2 (14.29%) Investment Banking
4 1 (7.14%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 6 (42.86%) Java Developer
1 6 (42.86%) Developer
2 4 (28.57%) Lead Developer
2 4 (28.57%) Lead Java Developer
3 2 (14.29%) Team Leader
3 2 (14.29%) Java Team Leader
4 1 (7.14%) Operations Support Specialist
4 1 (7.14%) Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Applications Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Support Specialist
4 1 (7.14%) Java Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (71.43%) Java EE
2 9 (64.29%) FIX Protocol
2 9 (64.29%) FpML
3 1 (7.14%) Ext JS
3 1 (7.14%) HTML
3 1 (7.14%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (92.86%) Fixed Income
2 11 (78.57%) Equities
3 10 (71.43%) Derivative
4 2 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (7.14%) Reference Data
5 1 (7.14%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.14%) UNIX
1 1 (7.14%) Windows
1 1 (7.14%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (64.29%) OO
2 8 (57.14%) People Management
3 2 (14.29%) Electronic Trading
4 1 (7.14%) Performance Management
4 1 (7.14%) Data Mapping
4 1 (7.14%) Mentoring
4 1 (7.14%) Coaching
4 1 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (7.14%) Project Management
4 1 (7.14%) Workflow
4 1 (7.14%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 11 (78.57%) SQL
1 11 (78.57%) Java
2 1 (7.14%) Python
2 1 (7.14%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 8 (57.14%) Degree
Vendors
1 2 (14.29%) Reuters
1 2 (14.29%) Bloomberg
2 1 (7.14%) Tradeweb
2 1 (7.14%) MarketAxess
2 1 (7.14%) Actimize