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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Foreign Exchange (FX)
Rank 19 21 -
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -
Contract jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) 3 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 3.49% 0.85% -
As % of the Miscellaneous category 10.00% 2.78% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
Average daily rate
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£388 £700 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-44.64% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £385 £434
% change year-on-year
+10.38% -11.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £13.00
Foreign Exchange (FX)
UK

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
30 36 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 34.88% 30.51% 33.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 18 30
Average daily rate £250 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £109 £288 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £440 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 5
Average hourly rate £32.00 - £12.42
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year
-15.55% +9.75%

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 3 July 2015.

Foreign Exchange (FX) Daily Rate Histogram 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) within the Northern Ireland region over the 3 months to 3 July 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
County Antrim - 3 £388 -
Foreign Exchange (FX)
UK

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

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 5 (62.50%) SQL
1 5 (62.50%) Banking
2 4 (50.00%) Investment Banking
2 4 (50.00%) Finance
2 4 (50.00%) Fixed Income
3 3 (37.50%) Equities
3 3 (37.50%) Data Mining
3 3 (37.50%) MATLAB
3 3 (37.50%) Derivative
3 3 (37.50%) OO
3 3 (37.50%) Machine Learning
3 3 (37.50%) Statistical Modelling
3 3 (37.50%) Algorithms
4 2 (25.00%) SDLC
4 2 (25.00%) Release Management
4 2 (25.00%) Oracle
4 2 (25.00%) Web Services
4 2 (25.00%) XSL
4 2 (25.00%) UNIX
4 2 (25.00%) Linux
4 2 (25.00%) Java
4 2 (25.00%) Actimize
4 2 (25.00%) Shell Script
5 1 (12.50%) Enterprise Architecture
5 1 (12.50%) MS Office
5 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
5 1 (12.50%) SOA
5 1 (12.50%) Back Office
5 1 (12.50%) Workflow
5 1 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing

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

For the 6 months to 3 July 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.

Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Office
1 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (37.50%) Data Mining
General
1 5 (62.50%) Banking
2 4 (50.00%) Investment Banking
2 4 (50.00%) Finance
3 1 (12.50%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Data Analyst
1 3 (37.50%) Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Desktop Support
3 1 (12.50%) Lead Designer
3 1 (12.50%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Support Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Support Specialist
3 1 (12.50%) Solutions Designer
3 1 (12.50%) Lead Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Desktop Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Operations Support Specialist
3 1 (12.50%) Lead Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Break Fix Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Designer
3 1 (12.50%) Lead Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) Web Services
1 2 (25.00%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 4 (50.00%) Fixed Income
2 3 (37.50%) Equities
2 3 (37.50%) Derivative
2 3 (37.50%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) UNIX
1 2 (25.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) OO
1 3 (37.50%) Machine Learning
1 3 (37.50%) Statistical Modelling
2 2 (25.00%) SDLC
2 2 (25.00%) Release Management
3 1 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Electronic Trading
3 1 (12.50%) SOA
3 1 (12.50%) Workflow
3 1 (12.50%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 5 (62.50%) SQL
2 3 (37.50%) MATLAB
3 2 (25.00%) Java
3 2 (25.00%) Shell Script
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) Oracle
1 2 (25.00%) Actimize