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 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Foreign Exchange (FX)
Rank 23 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) 3 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 2.75% - -
As % of the Miscellaneous category 6.12% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Average daily rate
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£93 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £415 £425 £425
% change year-on-year
-2.35% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £11.38 - -
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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
49 27 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 44.95% 32.53% 22.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 8 21
Average daily rate £145 £320 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-54.68% -8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £88 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £450 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+5.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Average hourly rate £10.50 £12.42 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.45% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -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 29 January 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 29 January 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%) SQL
3 11 (73.33%) Java
4 10 (66.67%) SQL Server
4 10 (66.67%) WebLogic
4 10 (66.67%) Banking
4 10 (66.67%) Derivative
4 10 (66.67%) WebSphere
4 10 (66.67%) Java EE
5 9 (60.00%) FIX Protocol
5 9 (60.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 9 (60.00%) FpML
5 9 (60.00%) OO
6 8 (53.33%) People Management
6 8 (53.33%) Degree
7 3 (20.00%) Investment Banking
8 2 (13.33%) Data Mining
8 2 (13.33%) Reuters
8 2 (13.33%) Bloomberg
8 2 (13.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (13.33%) Electronic Trading
8 2 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
9 1 (6.67%) HTML
9 1 (6.67%) User Acceptance Testing
9 1 (6.67%) Algorithms
9 1 (6.67%) Performance Management
9 1 (6.67%) Ext JS
9 1 (6.67%) Reference Data

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

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 1 (6.67%) MS Excel
1 1 (6.67%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 9 (60.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (13.33%) Data Mining
3 2 (13.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
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%) Java Developer
1 6 (40.00%) Developer
2 4 (26.67%) Lead Developer
2 4 (26.67%) Lead Java Developer
3 2 (13.33%) Team Leader
3 2 (13.33%) Java Team Leader
4 1 (6.67%) Designer
4 1 (6.67%) Lead Solutions Architect
4 1 (6.67%) Java Applications Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Lead Architect
4 1 (6.67%) Operations Support Specialist
4 1 (6.67%) Architect
4 1 (6.67%) Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Lead Designer
4 1 (6.67%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (6.67%) Applications Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Support Specialist
4 1 (6.67%) Solutions Designer
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%) HTML
3 1 (6.67%) Ext JS
3 1 (6.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (86.67%) Fixed Income
2 11 (73.33%) Equities
3 10 (66.67%) Derivative
4 2 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (6.67%) Algorithms
5 1 (6.67%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.67%) UNIX
1 1 (6.67%) Windows
1 1 (6.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (60.00%) OO
2 8 (53.33%) People Management
3 2 (13.33%) Electronic Trading
4 1 (6.67%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (6.67%) Performance Management
4 1 (6.67%) Data Mapping
4 1 (6.67%) Mentoring
4 1 (6.67%) Coaching
4 1 (6.67%) Business Analysis
4 1 (6.67%) Enterprise Architecture
4 1 (6.67%) SOA
4 1 (6.67%) Project Management
4 1 (6.67%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 11 (73.33%) SQL
1 11 (73.33%) Java
2 1 (6.67%) JavaScript
2 1 (6.67%) Python
Qualifications
1 8 (53.33%) Degree
Vendors
1 2 (13.33%) Reuters
1 2 (13.33%) Bloomberg
2 1 (6.67%) Tradeweb
2 1 (6.67%) MarketAxess
2 1 (6.67%) Actimize
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