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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Foreign Exchange (FX) over the 3 months to 26 August 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
26 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Foreign Exchange (FX)
Rank 82 86 86
Rank change year-on-year
+4 0
Contract jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) 3 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.25% 0.18% 0.082%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.75% 0.66% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 0
Median daily rate £413 £406 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.53% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £347 £538 £400
% change year-on-year
-35.44% +34.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
Foreign Exchange (FX)
Scotland

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
401 456 311
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 34.01% 27.21% 25.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 220 227 170
Median daily rate £413 £400 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £235 £189
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 8 7
Median hourly rate £13.42 £16.50 £15.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.65% +4.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.03 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.82 £28.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.00 £19.58 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+17.46% +3.05%

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Edinburgh 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 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 18 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 26 August 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 Edinburgh region with a requirement for Foreign Exchange (FX).

1 6 (66.67%) Test Scripting
2 4 (44.44%) Migration
2 4 (44.44%) Equities
2 4 (44.44%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (44.44%) Business Analysis
2 4 (44.44%) Issue Tracking
3 3 (33.33%) StyleCop
3 3 (33.33%) .NET
3 3 (33.33%) ASP.NET
4 2 (22.22%) Banking
4 2 (22.22%) Retail
4 2 (22.22%) Software Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Security Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Information Assurance
4 2 (22.22%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (22.22%) Test Planning
5 1 (11.11%) IntelliMatch
5 1 (11.11%) GAP Analysis

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh 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 (11.11%) IntelliMatch
Development Applications
1 3 (33.33%) StyleCop
General
1 2 (22.22%) Banking
1 2 (22.22%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (66.67%) Analyst
2 5 (55.56%) Business Analyst
3 3 (33.33%) .NET Developer
3 3 (33.33%) ASP.NET Developer
3 3 (33.33%) Automation Developer
3 3 (33.33%) Developer
4 2 (22.22%) Banking Analyst
5 1 (11.11%) Banking Business Analyst
5 1 (11.11%) Payments Business Analyst
5 1 (11.11%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (33.33%) .NET
1 3 (33.33%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (44.44%) Equities
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (66.67%) Test Scripting
2 4 (44.44%) Business Analysis
2 4 (44.44%) Issue Tracking
2 4 (44.44%) Migration
2 4 (44.44%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Information Assurance
3 2 (22.22%) Security Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Software Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Test Planning
4 1 (11.11%) GAP Analysis
Systems Management
1 2 (22.22%) HP Quality Center