The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Foreign Exchange (FX) in IT contracts advertised for the Edinburgh 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 16 September 2014 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Foreign Exchange (FX)
Rank 78 67 -
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -
Contract jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) 1 6 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.081% 0.54% -
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.34% 2.40% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 0
Average daily rate
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- £650 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £450 £500
% change year-on-year
-11.11% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £49.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
- +96.00%
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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 Edinburgh region.

Miscellaneous Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
290 250 259
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 23.60% 22.67% 24.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 160 117 99
Average daily rate £388 £363 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.89% -3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £200 £232
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 8 13
Average hourly rate £14.39 £17.00 £15.92
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.38% +6.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.10 £13.00 £9.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.75 £31.05 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.90 £17.50 £27.82
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -37.08%

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

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

Foreign Exchange (FX) Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Foreign Exchange (FX) Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Foreign Exchange (FX) Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh 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 2 (100.00%) Banking
2 1 (50.00%) Asset Management
2 1 (50.00%) Data Analysis
2 1 (50.00%) Investment Banking
2 1 (50.00%) Business Analysis
2 1 (50.00%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (50.00%) PegaRULES
2 1 (50.00%) Derivative
2 1 (50.00%) Degree
2 1 (50.00%) ReSharper
2 1 (50.00%) WCF
2 1 (50.00%) Credit Risk
2 1 (50.00%) Investment Management
2 1 (50.00%) DataPower
2 1 (50.00%) IIBA
2 1 (50.00%) FxCop
2 1 (50.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 1 (50.00%) SoapUI
2 1 (50.00%) MSBuild
2 1 (50.00%) CA LISA
2 1 (50.00%) T4 Templates
2 1 (50.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (50.00%) EMIR
2 1 (50.00%) Dodd-Frank
2 1 (50.00%) Coaching
2 1 (50.00%) C#
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) .NET
2 1 (50.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (50.00%) ADO.NET

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

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh 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 1 (50.00%) PegaRULES
Applications
1 1 (50.00%) MS PowerPoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) Data Mining
1 1 (50.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Visual Studio
1 1 (50.00%) ReSharper
1 1 (50.00%) FxCop
1 1 (50.00%) SoapUI
1 1 (50.00%) MSBuild
1 1 (50.00%) T4 Templates
General
1 2 (100.00%) Banking
2 1 (50.00%) Investment Banking
2 1 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Business Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) .NET
1 1 (50.00%) ADO.NET
1 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (50.00%) Web Services
1 1 (50.00%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Fixed Income
1 1 (50.00%) Equities
1 1 (50.00%) Derivative
1 1 (50.00%) Credit Risk
1 1 (50.00%) DataPower
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) SOA
1 1 (50.00%) Six Sigma
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) Asset Management
1 1 (50.00%) Data Analysis
1 1 (50.00%) Business Analysis
1 1 (50.00%) Investment Management
1 1 (50.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
1 1 (50.00%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) C#
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) ISEB
1 1 (50.00%) Degree
1 1 (50.00%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) EMIR
1 1 (50.00%) Dodd-Frank
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) CA LISA
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) CA