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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Foreign Exchange (FX)
Rank 139 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) 1 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.031% - -
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.10% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£275 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £450 £245
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +83.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £90.00 -
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
966 765 768
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 29.78% 27.20% 24.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 544 389 377
Average daily rate £350 £325 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -2.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.30% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 65 60
Average hourly rate £16.16 £17.69 £17.76
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.64% -0.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.33 £10.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.30 £33.75 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-2.77% -14.28%

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 24 October 2014. 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
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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
Manchester - - - -
Merseyside - - - -
Foreign Exchange (FX)
England

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Top 16 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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 1 (100.00%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) Visual Studio
1 1 (100.00%) ADO.NET
1 1 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (100.00%) Web Services
1 1 (100.00%) SOA
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) ReSharper
1 1 (100.00%) WCF
1 1 (100.00%) FxCop
1 1 (100.00%) SoapUI
1 1 (100.00%) MSBuild
1 1 (100.00%) T4 Templates
1 1 (100.00%) Relational Database
1 1 (100.00%) Coaching

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

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Visual Studio
1 1 (100.00%) ReSharper
1 1 (100.00%) FxCop
1 1 (100.00%) SoapUI
1 1 (100.00%) MSBuild
1 1 (100.00%) T4 Templates
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Developer
1 1 (100.00%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) ADO.NET
1 1 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (100.00%) Web Services
1 1 (100.00%) WCF
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) SOA
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) C#