The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Foreign Exchange (FX) in IT contracts advertised for the Northern Ireland 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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Foreign Exchange (FX)
Rank 22 - 26
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) 5 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 3.73% - 0.57%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 10.42% - 3.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 1
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£388 - £150
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £450 £456
% change year-on-year
-11.11% -1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £49.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
- +96.00%
Foreign Exchange (FX)
UK

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

Miscellaneous Category
Northern Ireland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
48 40 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 35.82% 35.40% 17.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 21 16
Average daily rate £315 £300 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £103 £260 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £400 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 1
Average hourly rate £19.00 £13.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.74% -61.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.90 £17.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -32.69%

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Jobs Demand Trend in Northern Ireland

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

Foreign Exchange (FX) Jobs Demand Trend in Northern Ireland

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Daily Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

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

Foreign Exchange (FX) Daily Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Daily Rate Histogram in Northern Ireland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) across the Northern Ireland region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

Foreign Exchange (FX) Daily Rate Histogram in Northern Ireland

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Contract Job Locations in Northern Ireland

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 Northern Ireland region over the 3 months to 19 September 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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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
County Londonderry - - - -
Foreign Exchange (FX)
UK

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Northern Ireland 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 6 (100.00%) Finance
2 5 (83.33%) Fixed Income
2 5 (83.33%) Java
2 5 (83.33%) SQL
3 4 (66.67%) Equities
4 3 (50.00%) FpML
4 3 (50.00%) Banking
4 3 (50.00%) SQL Server
4 3 (50.00%) WebLogic
4 3 (50.00%) Derivative
4 3 (50.00%) WebSphere
4 3 (50.00%) Java EE
5 2 (33.33%) Degree
5 2 (33.33%) OO
5 2 (33.33%) Data Mining
5 2 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (33.33%) People Management
6 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (16.67%) Project Management
6 1 (16.67%) Investment Banking
6 1 (16.67%) Business Analysis
6 1 (16.67%) Actimize
6 1 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (16.67%) HTML
6 1 (16.67%) Reuters
6 1 (16.67%) Bloomberg
6 1 (16.67%) Python
6 1 (16.67%) Front Office
6 1 (16.67%) XML

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Northern Ireland 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 3 (50.00%) WebLogic
1 3 (50.00%) WebSphere
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle Coherence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (33.33%) Data Mining
2 2 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (16.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
General
1 6 (100.00%) Finance
2 3 (50.00%) Banking
3 1 (16.67%) Investment Banking
3 1 (16.67%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Java Developer
1 3 (50.00%) Developer
2 2 (33.33%) Team Leader
2 2 (33.33%) Java Team Leader
3 1 (16.67%) Lead Java Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Java Applications Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Applications Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (50.00%) FpML
1 3 (50.00%) Java EE
2 1 (16.67%) HTML
2 1 (16.67%) XML
2 1 (16.67%) Ext JS
Miscellaneous
1 5 (83.33%) Fixed Income
2 4 (66.67%) Equities
3 3 (50.00%) Derivative
4 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (16.67%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) UNIX
1 1 (16.67%) Windows
1 1 (16.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) OO
1 2 (33.33%) People Management
2 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (16.67%) Project Management
2 1 (16.67%) Business Analysis
2 1 (16.67%) Multithreading
2 1 (16.67%) Performance Management
2 1 (16.67%) Data Mapping
2 1 (16.67%) Automation Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Low Latency
2 1 (16.67%) Mentoring
2 1 (16.67%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 5 (83.33%) Java
1 5 (83.33%) SQL
2 1 (16.67%) Python
2 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Actimize
1 1 (16.67%) Reuters
1 1 (16.67%) Bloomberg
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle
1 1 (16.67%) 29West
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