The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Foreign Exchange (FX) in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Foreign Exchange (FX) over the 3 months to 22 January 2017 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
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Foreign Exchange (FX)
England / North West
Rank 128 152 -
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -
Contract jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) 3 5 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.12% 0.13% -
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.38% 0.40% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 0
Median daily rate £550 £600 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £450 £390
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £11.38

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

Miscellaneous Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
783 1255 903
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 30.57% 32.48% 28.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 488 697 519
Median daily rate £380 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £200 £241
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 59 41
Median hourly rate £15.00 £19.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.05% +5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.32 £13.30 £10.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.75 £47.13 £32.53
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.30 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-10.22% +22.85%

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West 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 the North West

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Foreign Exchange (FX) Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) across the North West region over the 3 months to 22 January 2017.

Foreign Exchange (FX) Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) within the North West region over the 3 months to 22 January 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cheshire +26 1 £585 +17.00%
Manchester +17 1 £275 -
Merseyside - 1 £550 -
Foreign Exchange (FX)
England

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Top 25 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 January 2017, 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 North West region with a requirement for Foreign Exchange (FX).

1 12 (85.71%) Finance
2 10 (71.43%) SAP
2 10 (71.43%) SAP FI
3 2 (14.29%) SAP FI/CO
3 2 (14.29%) SAP CO
4 1 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (7.14%) TDD
4 1 (7.14%) Banking
4 1 (7.14%) Investment Banking
4 1 (7.14%) Software Engineering
4 1 (7.14%) Business Analysis
4 1 (7.14%) Derivative
4 1 (7.14%) International Banking
4 1 (7.14%) Unit Testing
4 1 (7.14%) StyleCop
4 1 (7.14%) Process Improvement
4 1 (7.14%) OTC Derivatives
4 1 (7.14%) Project Management
4 1 (7.14%) Java
4 1 (7.14%) .NET
4 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET
4 1 (7.14%) OOP
4 1 (7.14%) OO
4 1 (7.14%) Python
4 1 (7.14%) MS Excel

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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:

Applications
1 1 (7.14%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 10 (71.43%) SAP FI
2 2 (14.29%) SAP CO
2 2 (14.29%) SAP FI/CO
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) StyleCop
General
1 12 (85.71%) Finance
2 1 (7.14%) Banking
2 1 (7.14%) International Banking
2 1 (7.14%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (50.00%) Consultant
2 3 (21.43%) SAP Consultant
3 2 (14.29%) Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Business Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Developer
4 1 (7.14%) .NET Developer
4 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Automation Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Banking Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Business Improvement Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Business Process Improvement Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) FX Business Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Java Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Process Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Process Improvement Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Technical Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Technical Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) .NET
1 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Derivative
1 1 (7.14%) OTC Derivatives
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (7.14%) Business Analysis
1 1 (7.14%) OO
1 1 (7.14%) OOP
1 1 (7.14%) Process Improvement
1 1 (7.14%) Project Management
1 1 (7.14%) Software Engineering
1 1 (7.14%) TDD
1 1 (7.14%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.14%) Java
1 1 (7.14%) Python
Vendors
1 10 (71.43%) SAP