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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Foreign Exchange (FX) over the 3 months to 27 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Foreign Exchange (FX)
UK / Northern Ireland
Rank 36 - 23
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) 5 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 2.12% - 2.56%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.85% - 5.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 3
Median daily rate £425 - £93
90% offered a daily rate of more than £386 - £75
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 - £539
UK excluding London median daily rate £445 £400 £440
% change year-on-year
+11.25% -9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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
103 30 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 43.64% 25.64% 50.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 13 30
Median daily rate £400 £281 £145
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+42.22% +93.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £131 £84
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £356 £388
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £12.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £24.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-27.08% +33.33%

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Jobs Demand Trend in Northern Ireland

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Northern Ireland region citing Foreign Exchange (FX) as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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)
Contract Job Locations in Northern Ireland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) within the Northern Ireland region over the 3 months to 27 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
County Antrim - 5 £425 -
Foreign Exchange (FX)
UK

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Top 16 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 27 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Northern Ireland region with a requirement for Foreign Exchange (FX).

1 9 (100.00%) Banking
2 6 (66.67%) Equities
3 5 (55.56%) Java
3 5 (55.56%) Finance
3 5 (55.56%) Fixed Income
4 4 (44.44%) Client Onboarding
4 4 (44.44%) FIX Connectivity
4 4 (44.44%) FIX Protocol
4 4 (44.44%) Unix
4 4 (44.44%) Fidessa
4 4 (44.44%) Bloomberg
4 4 (44.44%) NYFIX
4 4 (44.44%) Equity Derivative
4 4 (44.44%) Investment Banking
5 2 (22.22%) SQL
5 2 (22.22%) KDB

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Communications & Networking
1 4 (44.44%) FIX Connectivity
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) KDB
General
1 9 (100.00%) Banking
2 5 (55.56%) Finance
3 4 (44.44%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Developer
1 5 (55.56%) Java Developer
1 5 (55.56%) Lead Developer
1 5 (55.56%) Senior Developer
1 5 (55.56%) Senior Java Developer
1 5 (55.56%) Technical Developer
1 5 (55.56%) Technical Leader
2 2 (22.22%) Exchange Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (44.44%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 6 (66.67%) Equities
2 5 (55.56%) Fixed Income
3 4 (44.44%) Equity Derivative
Operating Systems
1 4 (44.44%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Client Onboarding
Programming Languages
1 5 (55.56%) Java
2 2 (22.22%) SQL
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) Bloomberg
1 4 (44.44%) Fidessa
1 4 (44.44%) NYFIX