The first table below looks at the prevalence of the term Foreign Exchange (FX) in IT contracts advertised for the Glasgow 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category for the Glasgow region.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Foreign Exchange (FX)
Rank 46 48 57
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +9
Contract jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) 24 22 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 2.96% 2.80% 0.71%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 13.95% 11.46% 4.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 20 4
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£375 £500 £150
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +233.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £450 £413
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £13.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
- -48.00%
Miscellaneous Category
Glasgow
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
172 192 123
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 21.21% 24.43% 14.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 91 56
Average daily rate £375 £425 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +30.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £175 £154
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 9 11
Average hourly rate £94.00 £11.84 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+693.91% -5.28%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £20.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+2.43% -21.15%
Foreign Exchange (FX)
Scotland

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Jobs Demand Trend in Glasgow

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

Foreign Exchange (FX) Jobs Demand Trend in Glasgow

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

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

Foreign Exchange (FX) Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

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

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Glasgow 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 26 (76.47%) Java
2 19 (55.88%) C#
3 18 (52.94%) Equities
3 18 (52.94%) Banking
4 17 (50.00%) Front Office
5 15 (44.12%) SQL
5 15 (44.12%) .NET
5 15 (44.12%) Linux
6 14 (41.18%) KDB
6 14 (41.18%) Multithreading
7 13 (38.24%) WPF
7 13 (38.24%) OO
8 12 (35.29%) C++
9 10 (29.41%) Perl
9 10 (29.41%) Python
10 8 (23.53%) Derivative
10 8 (23.53%) FIX Protocol
11 7 (20.59%) Finance
11 7 (20.59%) UNIX
12 6 (17.65%) Relational Database
12 6 (17.65%) Scala
12 6 (17.65%) Boost C++ Libraries
13 5 (14.71%) TDD
14 4 (11.76%) Data Visualisation
14 4 (11.76%) Visualisation
14 4 (11.76%) Task Parallel Library
14 4 (11.76%) Performance Tuning
14 4 (11.76%) Performance Analysis
14 4 (11.76%) Algorithmic Trading
14 4 (11.76%) Spring

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

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Glasgow 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 4 (11.76%) Apache
1 4 (11.76%) Tomcat
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (41.18%) KDB
2 6 (17.65%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.94%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (2.94%) Data Warehouse
General
1 18 (52.94%) Banking
2 17 (50.00%) Front Office
3 7 (20.59%) Finance
4 4 (11.76%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 33 (97.06%) Developer
2 12 (35.29%) C# Developer
3 11 (32.35%) Java Developer
4 10 (29.41%) WPF Developer
5 8 (23.53%) C++ Developer
6 1 (2.94%) Oracle Developer
6 1 (2.94%) .NET Developer
6 1 (2.94%) Analyst
6 1 (2.94%) Senior Developer
6 1 (2.94%) Data Warehouse Developer
6 1 (2.94%) Senior Oracle Developer
6 1 (2.94%) Oracle Data Warehouse Developer
6 1 (2.94%) Senior Data Warehouse Developer
6 1 (2.94%) Senior Oracle Data Warehouse Developer
6 1 (2.94%) MI Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (44.12%) .NET
2 13 (38.24%) WPF
3 8 (23.53%) FIX Protocol
4 6 (17.65%) Boost C++ Libraries
5 4 (11.76%) Web Services
5 4 (11.76%) JMS
5 4 (11.76%) Hibernate
5 4 (11.76%) WinForms
5 4 (11.76%) Spring
5 4 (11.76%) Task Parallel Library
6 2 (5.88%) XML
6 2 (5.88%) Reactive Extensions
Miscellaneous
1 18 (52.94%) Equities
2 8 (23.53%) Derivative
3 4 (11.76%) Visualisation
3 4 (11.76%) Fixed Income
4 2 (5.88%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 15 (44.12%) Linux
2 7 (20.59%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (41.18%) Multithreading
2 13 (38.24%) OO
3 5 (14.71%) TDD
4 4 (11.76%) Algorithmic Trading
4 4 (11.76%) Data Visualisation
4 4 (11.76%) Performance Tuning
4 4 (11.76%) Performance Analysis
5 3 (8.82%) SOA
6 2 (5.88%) E-Commerce
6 2 (5.88%) OOP
6 2 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (5.88%) Electronic Trading
7 1 (2.94%) ETL
7 1 (2.94%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (2.94%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (76.47%) Java
2 19 (55.88%) C#
3 15 (44.12%) SQL
4 12 (35.29%) C++
5 10 (29.41%) Perl
5 10 (29.41%) Python
6 6 (17.65%) Scala
Vendors
1 4 (11.76%) IBM
2 2 (5.88%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.94%) Oracle