The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Foreign Exchange (FX) in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Foreign Exchange (FX) over the 3 months to 21 January 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
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Foreign Exchange (FX)
UK / Scotland
Rank - 130 -
Contract jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) 0 5 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland - 0.19% -
As % of the Miscellaneous category - 0.62% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 0
Median daily rate - £350 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £450 £390
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £11.38

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the Scotland region.

Miscellaneous Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
555 801 717
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 33.74% 30.96% 27.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 282 428 373
Median daily rate £375 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £175 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £366
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +2.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 17 18
Median hourly rate £49.00 £41.50 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.07% +45.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.32 £14.60 £14.23
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £44.20 £32.35
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.30 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-10.22% +22.85%

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Scotland 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 Scotland

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) across the Scotland region.

Foreign Exchange (FX) Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) across the Scotland region.

Foreign Exchange (FX) Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 21 January 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 Scotland region with a requirement for Foreign Exchange (FX).

1 5 (62.50%) Java
1 5 (62.50%) Unix
1 5 (62.50%) Linux
2 4 (50.00%) SQL
2 4 (50.00%) Relational Database
3 3 (37.50%) REST
3 3 (37.50%) JSON
3 3 (37.50%) Apache CXF
3 3 (37.50%) HTML5
3 3 (37.50%) J2EE
3 3 (37.50%) HTML
3 3 (37.50%) SOAP
3 3 (37.50%) Middleware
3 3 (37.50%) Fixed Income
3 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (37.50%) Spring
3 3 (37.50%) Apache Flex
4 2 (25.00%) Python
4 2 (25.00%) C++
4 2 (25.00%) Perl
4 2 (25.00%) ASP.NET
4 2 (25.00%) .NET
4 2 (25.00%) Visualisation
4 2 (25.00%) StyleCop
4 2 (25.00%) FIX Protocol
4 2 (25.00%) Analytics
4 2 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (25.00%) Finance
5 1 (12.50%) Defect Tracking
5 1 (12.50%) Automation Testing

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (50.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) StyleCop
General
1 2 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Banking
2 1 (12.50%) Front Office
2 1 (12.50%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (87.50%) Developer
2 5 (62.50%) Java Developer
3 2 (25.00%) .NET Developer
3 2 (25.00%) ASP.NET Developer
3 2 (25.00%) Automation Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Developer in Test
4 1 (12.50%) Front Office Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Linux Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Unix Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (37.50%) Apache CXF
1 3 (37.50%) Apache Flex
1 3 (37.50%) HTML
1 3 (37.50%) HTML5
1 3 (37.50%) J2EE
1 3 (37.50%) JSON
1 3 (37.50%) Middleware
1 3 (37.50%) REST
1 3 (37.50%) SOAP
1 3 (37.50%) Spring
2 2 (25.00%) .NET
2 2 (25.00%) ASP.NET
2 2 (25.00%) FIX Protocol
3 1 (12.50%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Fixed Income
2 2 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (25.00%) Visualisation
3 1 (12.50%) e-Health
3 1 (12.50%) Equities
3 1 (12.50%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 5 (62.50%) Linux
1 5 (62.50%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (25.00%) Analytics
3 1 (12.50%) Automated Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Automation Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (12.50%) Defect Tracking
3 1 (12.50%) Electronic Trading
3 1 (12.50%) Functional Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Load Testing
3 1 (12.50%) OO
3 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2
3 1 (12.50%) Project Management
3 1 (12.50%) Risk Management
3 1 (12.50%) SOA
3 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 1 (12.50%) Stress Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 5 (62.50%) Java
2 4 (50.00%) SQL
3 2 (25.00%) C++
3 2 (25.00%) Perl
3 2 (25.00%) Python
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) QA