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 30 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
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Foreign Exchange (FX)
Rank 20 - 28
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) 8 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 6.20% - 0.56%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 16.33% - 3.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 0 1
Average daily rate
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£400 - £150
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £450 £625
% change year-on-year
-11.11% -28.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £85.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
- +240.00%
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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
49 40 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 37.98% 35.40% 17.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 21 18
Average daily rate £325 £300 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £103 £260 £126
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £400 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 1
Average hourly rate £19.00 £13.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.74% -40.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -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 30 September 2014.

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 30 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 9 (100.00%) Finance
2 8 (88.89%) Fixed Income
2 8 (88.89%) Java
2 8 (88.89%) SQL
3 7 (77.78%) Equities
4 6 (66.67%) SQL Server
4 6 (66.67%) WebLogic
4 6 (66.67%) FpML
4 6 (66.67%) Derivative
4 6 (66.67%) WebSphere
4 6 (66.67%) Java EE
5 5 (55.56%) Degree
5 5 (55.56%) OO
5 5 (55.56%) Banking
5 5 (55.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (55.56%) People Management
6 2 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (22.22%) Data Mining
7 1 (11.11%) Reuters
7 1 (11.11%) Bloomberg
7 1 (11.11%) Python
7 1 (11.11%) Project Management
7 1 (11.11%) XML
7 1 (11.11%) UNIX
7 1 (11.11%) Windows
7 1 (11.11%) Linux
7 1 (11.11%) Oracle
7 1 (11.11%) JavaScript
7 1 (11.11%) Oracle Coherence
7 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services

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

For the 6 months to 30 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 6 (66.67%) WebLogic
1 6 (66.67%) WebSphere
2 1 (11.11%) Oracle Coherence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 5 (55.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (22.22%) Data Mining
4 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
General
1 9 (100.00%) Finance
2 5 (55.56%) Banking
3 1 (11.11%) Investment Banking
3 1 (11.11%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Java Developer
1 5 (55.56%) Developer
2 2 (22.22%) Lead Developer
2 2 (22.22%) Team Leader
2 2 (22.22%) Java Team Leader
2 2 (22.22%) Lead Java Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Java Applications Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (66.67%) FpML
1 6 (66.67%) Java EE
2 1 (11.11%) Ext JS
2 1 (11.11%) HTML
2 1 (11.11%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (88.89%) Fixed Income
2 7 (77.78%) Equities
3 6 (66.67%) Derivative
4 2 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (11.11%) Algorithms
5 1 (11.11%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) UNIX
1 1 (11.11%) Windows
1 1 (11.11%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) OO
1 5 (55.56%) People Management
2 1 (11.11%) Project Management
2 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (11.11%) Business Analysis
2 1 (11.11%) Multithreading
2 1 (11.11%) Performance Management
2 1 (11.11%) Data Mapping
2 1 (11.11%) Automation Testing
2 1 (11.11%) Low Latency
2 1 (11.11%) Mentoring
2 1 (11.11%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 8 (88.89%) Java
1 8 (88.89%) SQL
2 1 (11.11%) Python
2 1 (11.11%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 5 (55.56%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle
1 1 (11.11%) Reuters
1 1 (11.11%) Bloomberg
1 1 (11.11%) Actimize
1 1 (11.11%) 29West