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 6 March 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Foreign Exchange (FX)
Rank 18 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) 4 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 3.81% - -
As % of the Miscellaneous category 10.81% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 0
Average daily rate
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£93 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £420 £465 £388
% change year-on-year
-9.67% +19.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £47.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
- +129.26%
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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
37 26 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 35.24% 28.89% 26.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 10 30
Average daily rate £150 £188 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -46.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £92 £97 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £375 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £12.50 £10.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.04% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -12.50%

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 6 March 2015.

Foreign Exchange (FX) Daily Rate Histogram in Northern Ireland

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

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 14 (93.33%) Finance
2 13 (86.67%) Fixed Income
3 11 (73.33%) Equities
3 11 (73.33%) Java
4 10 (66.67%) SQL
4 10 (66.67%) SQL Server
4 10 (66.67%) WebLogic
4 10 (66.67%) Derivative
4 10 (66.67%) WebSphere
4 10 (66.67%) Java EE
4 10 (66.67%) Banking
5 9 (60.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 9 (60.00%) FIX Protocol
5 9 (60.00%) OO
5 9 (60.00%) FpML
6 8 (53.33%) Degree
6 8 (53.33%) People Management
7 3 (20.00%) Investment Banking
7 3 (20.00%) Electronic Trading
8 2 (13.33%) User Acceptance Testing
8 2 (13.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (13.33%) Workflow
8 2 (13.33%) MS Excel
8 2 (13.33%) Reuters
8 2 (13.33%) Bloomberg
8 2 (13.33%) MS Office
9 1 (6.67%) XML
9 1 (6.67%) Windows
9 1 (6.67%) Linux
9 1 (6.67%) Python

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

For the 6 months to 6 March 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.

Application Platforms
1 10 (66.67%) WebLogic
1 10 (66.67%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (13.33%) MS Office
1 2 (13.33%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 9 (60.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (13.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (6.67%) Data Mining
General
1 14 (93.33%) Finance
2 10 (66.67%) Banking
3 3 (20.00%) Investment Banking
4 1 (6.67%) Financial Institution
4 1 (6.67%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 6 (40.00%) Developer
1 6 (40.00%) Java Developer
2 4 (26.67%) Lead Java Developer
2 4 (26.67%) Lead Developer
3 2 (13.33%) Support Specialist
3 2 (13.33%) Team Leader
3 2 (13.33%) Java Team Leader
3 2 (13.33%) Operations Support Specialist
4 1 (6.67%) Java Applications Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Lead Architect
4 1 (6.67%) Designer
4 1 (6.67%) Lead Solutions Architect
4 1 (6.67%) Solutions Designer
4 1 (6.67%) Architect
4 1 (6.67%) Lead Designer
4 1 (6.67%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (6.67%) Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (66.67%) Java EE
2 9 (60.00%) FIX Protocol
2 9 (60.00%) FpML
3 1 (6.67%) Ext JS
3 1 (6.67%) HTML
3 1 (6.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (86.67%) Fixed Income
2 11 (73.33%) Equities
3 10 (66.67%) Derivative
4 1 (6.67%) Reference Data
4 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (6.67%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.67%) Windows
1 1 (6.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (60.00%) OO
2 8 (53.33%) People Management
3 3 (20.00%) Electronic Trading
4 2 (13.33%) Workflow
4 2 (13.33%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (6.67%) Enterprise Architecture
5 1 (6.67%) SOA
5 1 (6.67%) Performance Management
5 1 (6.67%) Mentoring
5 1 (6.67%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 11 (73.33%) Java
2 10 (66.67%) SQL
3 1 (6.67%) Python
3 1 (6.67%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 8 (53.33%) Degree
Vendors
1 2 (13.33%) Reuters
1 2 (13.33%) Bloomberg
2 1 (6.67%) Actimize
2 1 (6.67%) Tradeweb
2 1 (6.67%) MarketAxess