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 1 May 2016 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
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Foreign Exchange (FX)
Rank 140 121 97
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -24
Contract jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) 11 11 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.37% 0.36% 1.16%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.08% 1.34% 4.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 6 19
Median daily rate £375 £475 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.05% +26.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £475 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £475 £434
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £425 £415
% change year-on-year
-8.82% +2.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £13.50 £47.00
% change year-on-year
- -71.27%
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 Scotland region.

Miscellaneous Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
1016 822 695
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 34.00% 27.08% 26.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 559 411 358
Median daily rate £380 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 44 15
Median hourly rate £40.00 £30.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.14% +22.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.75 £18.90 £20.21
% change year-on-year
+15.07% -6.45%

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)
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 1 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Stirling +13 4 £375 -
Glasgow +4 2 £375 -21.05% 1
Edinburgh -10 1 - -
Inverclyde - 1 £345 -
Foreign Exchange (FX)
UK

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

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 10 (62.50%) Front Office
2 9 (56.25%) Banking
2 9 (56.25%) AngularJS
3 7 (43.75%) Finance
3 7 (43.75%) JavaScript
4 6 (37.50%) HTML
4 6 (37.50%) HTML5
5 5 (31.25%) Web Application Development
6 4 (25.00%) Java
6 4 (25.00%) Web Development
7 3 (18.75%) Continuous Delivery
8 2 (12.50%) Typography
8 2 (12.50%) Infographics
8 2 (12.50%) Data Visualisation
8 2 (12.50%) WebSphere
8 2 (12.50%) Visualisation
8 2 (12.50%) SQL
8 2 (12.50%) Oracle
8 2 (12.50%) JSP
8 2 (12.50%) XML
8 2 (12.50%) XSLT
8 2 (12.50%) Hibernate
8 2 (12.50%) Equities
8 2 (12.50%) Spring
9 1 (6.25%) Investment Banking
9 1 (6.25%) Business Analysis
9 1 (6.25%) Supplier Management
9 1 (6.25%) Ajax
9 1 (6.25%) Subversion
9 1 (6.25%) Agile Software Development

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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (12.50%) WebSphere
2 1 (6.25%) WebSphere Application Server
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle Database
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Grunt
1 1 (6.25%) Jasmine
1 1 (6.25%) JBehave
1 1 (6.25%) JUnit
1 1 (6.25%) Karma Test Runner
1 1 (6.25%) Subversion
General
1 10 (62.50%) Front Office
2 9 (56.25%) Banking
3 7 (43.75%) Finance
4 1 (6.25%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (68.75%) Developer
2 6 (37.50%) UI Developer
3 5 (31.25%) HTML Developer
4 4 (25.00%) JavaScript Developer
5 3 (18.75%) Java Developer
6 2 (12.50%) Designer
6 2 (12.50%) Senior Developer
6 2 (12.50%) Senior Java Developer
6 2 (12.50%) Visual Designer
6 2 (12.50%) Web Developer
7 1 (6.25%) Agile Developer
7 1 (6.25%) Agile Java Developer
7 1 (6.25%) Analyst
7 1 (6.25%) Angular Developer
7 1 (6.25%) Applications Developer
7 1 (6.25%) Automation Developer
7 1 (6.25%) Business Analyst
7 1 (6.25%) Development Specialist
7 1 (6.25%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 1 (6.25%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (56.25%) AngularJS
2 6 (37.50%) HTML
2 6 (37.50%) HTML5
3 2 (12.50%) Hibernate
3 2 (12.50%) JSP
3 2 (12.50%) Spring
3 2 (12.50%) XML
3 2 (12.50%) XSLT
4 1 (6.25%) Ajax
4 1 (6.25%) CSS
4 1 (6.25%) Java SE
4 1 (6.25%) RequireJS
4 1 (6.25%) REST
4 1 (6.25%) Sass
4 1 (6.25%) Spring Integration
4 1 (6.25%) Spring MVC
4 1 (6.25%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Equities
1 2 (12.50%) Visualisation
2 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.25%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.25%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (31.25%) Web Application Development
2 4 (25.00%) Web Development
3 3 (18.75%) Continuous Delivery
4 2 (12.50%) Data Visualisation
4 2 (12.50%) Infographics
4 2 (12.50%) Typography
5 1 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (6.25%) Business Analysis
5 1 (6.25%) Dependency Management
5 1 (6.25%) Functional Testing
5 1 (6.25%) Investment Management
5 1 (6.25%) Issue Tracking
5 1 (6.25%) Migration
5 1 (6.25%) MVC
5 1 (6.25%) Quality Management
5 1 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (6.25%) Supplier Management
5 1 (6.25%) TDD
5 1 (6.25%) Test Scripting
5 1 (6.25%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (43.75%) JavaScript
2 4 (25.00%) Java
3 2 (12.50%) SQL
4 1 (6.25%) TypeScript
Vendors
1 2 (12.50%) Oracle
2 1 (6.25%) Cognos