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 3 September 2015 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Foreign Exchange (FX)
Rank - 25 -
Contract jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) 0 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland - 0.81% -
As % of the Miscellaneous category - 2.22% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Average daily rate
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- £258 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £650 £400 £450
% change year-on-year
+62.50% -11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 - £49.00
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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
27 45 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 45.76% 36.29% 37.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 28 27
Average daily rate £175 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-41.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £84 £103 £127
10% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £388 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 6
Average hourly rate - £19.00 £13.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +43.39%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.76 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+8.81% +14.28%

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)
Top 23 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, 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 5 (83.33%) SQL
2 3 (50.00%) OO
2 3 (50.00%) Data Mining
2 3 (50.00%) MATLAB
2 3 (50.00%) Finance
2 3 (50.00%) Fixed Income
2 3 (50.00%) Equities
2 3 (50.00%) Banking
2 3 (50.00%) Derivative
2 3 (50.00%) Machine Learning
2 3 (50.00%) Statistical Modelling
2 3 (50.00%) Algorithms
3 2 (33.33%) SDLC
3 2 (33.33%) Release Management
3 2 (33.33%) Investment Banking
3 2 (33.33%) Actimize
3 2 (33.33%) Java
3 2 (33.33%) Shell Script
3 2 (33.33%) Oracle
3 2 (33.33%) Web Services
3 2 (33.33%) XSL
3 2 (33.33%) UNIX
3 2 (33.33%) Linux

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

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (50.00%) Data Mining
General
1 3 (50.00%) Finance
1 3 (50.00%) Banking
2 2 (33.33%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Analyst
1 3 (50.00%) Data Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Desktop Support
3 1 (16.67%) Support Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Lead Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Desktop Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Break Fix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) Web Services
1 2 (33.33%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Fixed Income
1 3 (50.00%) Equities
1 3 (50.00%) Derivative
1 3 (50.00%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) UNIX
1 2 (33.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) OO
1 3 (50.00%) Machine Learning
1 3 (50.00%) Statistical Modelling
2 2 (33.33%) SDLC
2 2 (33.33%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (83.33%) SQL
2 3 (50.00%) MATLAB
3 2 (33.33%) Java
3 2 (33.33%) Shell Script
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Oracle
1 2 (33.33%) Actimize