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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Foreign Exchange (FX)
Rank 16 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) 7 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 5.56% - -
As % of the Miscellaneous category 13.73% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Average daily rate
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£325 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £385 £425
% change year-on-year
+10.38% -9.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £13.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £47.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
-71.27% +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
51 28 75
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 40.48% 24.14% 26.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 12 51
Average daily rate £215 £256 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.09% -14.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £103 £101 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £375 £370
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 0
Average hourly rate £13.00 £10.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.80% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £20.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-7.31% -12.76%

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 17 April 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 17 April 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 7 (63.64%) Finance
1 7 (63.64%) Banking
2 6 (54.55%) Fixed Income
2 6 (54.55%) SQL
3 5 (45.45%) Investment Banking
4 4 (36.36%) Derivative
4 4 (36.36%) Equities
4 4 (36.36%) Java
4 4 (36.36%) OO
5 3 (27.27%) Electronic Trading
6 2 (18.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (18.18%) FIX Protocol
6 2 (18.18%) Release Management
6 2 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (18.18%) WebSphere
6 2 (18.18%) Java EE
6 2 (18.18%) Degree
6 2 (18.18%) Actimize
6 2 (18.18%) Machine Learning
6 2 (18.18%) Statistical Modelling
6 2 (18.18%) People Management
6 2 (18.18%) Algorithms
6 2 (18.18%) Workflow
6 2 (18.18%) MS Excel
6 2 (18.18%) Oracle
6 2 (18.18%) SQL Server
6 2 (18.18%) WebLogic
6 2 (18.18%) MS Office
6 2 (18.18%) Web Services
6 2 (18.18%) XSL

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

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 2 (18.18%) WebLogic
1 2 (18.18%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (18.18%) MS Office
1 2 (18.18%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (9.09%) BondVision
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (18.18%) SQL Server
1 2 (18.18%) Data Mining
1 2 (18.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 7 (63.64%) Finance
1 7 (63.64%) Banking
2 5 (45.45%) Investment Banking
3 1 (9.09%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) Developer
2 3 (27.27%) Lead Developer
3 2 (18.18%) Data Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Java Developer
3 2 (18.18%) Operations Support Specialist
3 2 (18.18%) Lead Java Developer
3 2 (18.18%) Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Support Specialist
4 1 (9.09%) Solutions Designer
4 1 (9.09%) Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Desktop Support
4 1 (9.09%) Lead Designer
4 1 (9.09%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Support Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Lead Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Break Fix Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Designer
4 1 (9.09%) Lead Solutions Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (18.18%) Web Services
1 2 (18.18%) XSL
1 2 (18.18%) FpML
1 2 (18.18%) Java EE
1 2 (18.18%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 6 (54.55%) Fixed Income
2 4 (36.36%) Equities
2 4 (36.36%) Derivative
3 2 (18.18%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 2 (18.18%) UNIX
1 2 (18.18%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (36.36%) OO
2 3 (27.27%) Electronic Trading
3 2 (18.18%) Machine Learning
3 2 (18.18%) Statistical Modelling
3 2 (18.18%) People Management
3 2 (18.18%) Workflow
3 2 (18.18%) Release Management
3 2 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Enterprise Architecture
4 1 (9.09%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 6 (54.55%) SQL
2 4 (36.36%) Java
3 2 (18.18%) Shell Script
3 2 (18.18%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) Degree
Vendors
1 2 (18.18%) Actimize
1 2 (18.18%) Oracle
2 1 (9.09%) Reuters
2 1 (9.09%) Bloomberg
2 1 (9.09%) Tradeweb
2 1 (9.09%) MarketAxess
2 1 (9.09%) Currenex