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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Foreign Exchange (FX) over the 3 months to 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Foreign Exchange (FX)
Rank 155 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) 3 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.079% - -
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.24% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate £500 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £420 £425
% change year-on-year
-4.76% -1.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Foreign Exchange (FX)
England

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
1253 921 845
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 33.06% 28.16% 30.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 721 528 482
Average daily rate £400 £355 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.67% +5.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 40 54
Average hourly rate £19.00 £18.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.70% +5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.00 £10.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.66 £40.00 £32.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+35.71% -

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

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within 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)
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) within the North West region over the 3 months to 10 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cheshire - 2 £500 -
Manchester - 1 - -
Foreign Exchange (FX)
England

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 10 (76.92%) Retail
2 7 (53.85%) Finance
2 7 (53.85%) Banking
3 5 (38.46%) Mobile Payment
3 5 (38.46%) Performance Monitoring
3 5 (38.46%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (38.46%) Apple
4 4 (30.77%) Retail Banking
5 2 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (15.38%) HTML
5 2 (15.38%) Java
5 2 (15.38%) HTML5
6 1 (7.69%) REST
6 1 (7.69%) CSS3
6 1 (7.69%) User Experience
6 1 (7.69%) C#
6 1 (7.69%) Front End Development
6 1 (7.69%) JavaScript
6 1 (7.69%) J2EE
6 1 (7.69%) JUnit
6 1 (7.69%) CSS
6 1 (7.69%) JSP
6 1 (7.69%) XML
6 1 (7.69%) XSLT
6 1 (7.69%) GAP Analysis
6 1 (7.69%) TDD
6 1 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (7.69%) Open Source
6 1 (7.69%) Business Analysis
6 1 (7.69%) Requirements Management

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

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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.

Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) JUnit
General
1 10 (76.92%) Retail
2 7 (53.85%) Banking
2 7 (53.85%) Finance
3 4 (30.77%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (53.85%) Analyst
1 7 (53.85%) Business Analyst
2 5 (38.46%) Energy Trading Business Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Developer
3 2 (15.38%) Java Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Business Change Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Business Change Business Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Change Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) HTML Developer
4 1 (7.69%) J2EE Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 1 (7.69%) JSP Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Project Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Project Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) Project Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Retail Business Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Business Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Business Change Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (15.38%) HTML
1 2 (15.38%) HTML5
2 1 (7.69%) CSS
2 1 (7.69%) CSS3
2 1 (7.69%) J2EE
2 1 (7.69%) JSP
2 1 (7.69%) REST
2 1 (7.69%) XML
2 1 (7.69%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 5 (38.46%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (38.46%) Mobile Payment
2 1 (7.69%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) Performance Monitoring
2 2 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (7.69%) Business Analysis
3 1 (7.69%) Front End Development
3 1 (7.69%) GAP Analysis
3 1 (7.69%) Open Source
3 1 (7.69%) Requirements Management
3 1 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (7.69%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 2 (15.38%) Java
2 1 (7.69%) C#
2 1 (7.69%) JavaScript
Vendors
1 5 (38.46%) Apple