The first 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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Foreign Exchange (FX) over the 3 months to 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category for the Scotland region.

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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Foreign Exchange (FX)
Rank 106 54 104
Rank change year-on-year
-52 +50
Contract jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) 28 59 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.02% 2.39% 0.27%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 5.03% 11.24% 1.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 38 4
Average daily rate
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£375 £438 £150
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +191.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £450 £413
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £49.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
- +96.00%
Miscellaneous Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
557 525 499
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 20.28% 21.29% 19.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 319 257 202
Average daily rate £350 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £175 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 26 47
Average hourly rate £21.00 £13.11 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+60.18% -29.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.40 £9.25 £10.59
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £66.10 £17.50 £40.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £20.50 £25.73
% change year-on-year
+2.43% -20.32%
Foreign Exchange (FX)
UK

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) across the Scotland region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 29 July 2014. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Glasgow -5 24 £375 -25.00% 2
Stirling -9 1 £350 -12.50%
Edinburgh -21 1 - -
Foreign Exchange (FX)
UK

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

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 45 (76.27%) Java
2 32 (54.24%) Banking
3 26 (44.07%) Front Office
4 25 (42.37%) SQL
4 25 (42.37%) Equities
5 22 (37.29%) C#
6 18 (30.51%) Derivative
7 17 (28.81%) Linux
8 16 (27.12%) OO
8 16 (27.12%) .NET
8 16 (27.12%) Multithreading
9 15 (25.42%) WPF
9 15 (25.42%) Finance
9 15 (25.42%) Spring
9 15 (25.42%) KDB
10 13 (22.03%) Investment Banking
10 13 (22.03%) C++
11 12 (20.34%) Python
11 12 (20.34%) UNIX
11 12 (20.34%) XML
12 11 (18.64%) Perl
13 10 (16.95%) Hibernate
14 9 (15.25%) Oracle
15 8 (13.56%) Risk Management
15 8 (13.56%) Fixed Income
15 8 (13.56%) FIX Protocol
15 8 (13.56%) Relational Database
16 7 (11.86%) Scala
16 7 (11.86%) XSLT
17 6 (10.17%) Web Services

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

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 5 (8.47%) WebSphere
2 4 (6.78%) WebLogic
2 4 (6.78%) Apache
2 4 (6.78%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.69%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (1.69%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.69%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.69%) Murex MxG2000
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.69%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (25.42%) KDB
2 8 (13.56%) Relational Database
3 5 (8.47%) Oracle Database
3 5 (8.47%) Oracle Database 11g
4 4 (6.78%) Oracle Database 10g
5 2 (3.39%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (3.39%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.69%) Data Mining
6 1 (1.69%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.69%) MS Access
6 1 (1.69%) BusinessObjects XI
6 1 (1.69%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
6 1 (1.69%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (6.78%) JUnit
2 2 (3.39%) Selenium
2 2 (3.39%) Cucumber
3 1 (1.69%) SoapUI
3 1 (1.69%) Rational Application Developer
3 1 (1.69%) FitNesse
3 1 (1.69%) TeamCity
3 1 (1.69%) Eclipse
3 1 (1.69%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (1.69%) JMeter
3 1 (1.69%) Subversion
3 1 (1.69%) Maven
3 1 (1.69%) JIRA
General
1 32 (54.24%) Banking
2 26 (44.07%) Front Office
3 15 (25.42%) Finance
4 13 (22.03%) Investment Banking
5 2 (3.39%) Advertising
6 1 (1.69%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 52 (88.14%) Developer
2 28 (47.46%) Java Developer
3 14 (23.73%) C# Developer
4 12 (20.34%) WPF Developer
5 8 (13.56%) C++ Developer
6 5 (8.47%) Analyst
7 4 (6.78%) Business Analyst
8 3 (5.08%) Oracle Developer
9 1 (1.69%) .NET Developer
9 1 (1.69%) Project Manager
9 1 (1.69%) Development Specialist
9 1 (1.69%) Senior Developer
9 1 (1.69%) Data Warehouse Developer
9 1 (1.69%) Senior Oracle Developer
9 1 (1.69%) Oracle Data Warehouse Developer
9 1 (1.69%) Senior Data Warehouse Developer
9 1 (1.69%) Senior Oracle Data Warehouse Developer
9 1 (1.69%) MI Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (27.12%) .NET
2 15 (25.42%) Spring
2 15 (25.42%) WPF
3 12 (20.34%) XML
4 10 (16.95%) Hibernate
5 8 (13.56%) FIX Protocol
6 7 (11.86%) XSLT
7 6 (10.17%) JMS
7 6 (10.17%) Web Services
7 6 (10.17%) Java SE
7 6 (10.17%) Java EE
7 6 (10.17%) Boost C++ Libraries
8 5 (8.47%) HTML5
8 5 (8.47%) HTML
9 4 (6.78%) WinForms
9 4 (6.78%) Task Parallel Library
9 4 (6.78%) Spring Integration
10 3 (5.08%) AngularJS
10 3 (5.08%) REST
10 3 (5.08%) Reactive Extensions
Miscellaneous
1 25 (42.37%) Equities
2 18 (30.51%) Derivative
3 8 (13.56%) Fixed Income
4 4 (6.78%) Visualisation
5 2 (3.39%) Hedge funds
6 1 (1.69%) Social Media
6 1 (1.69%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 17 (28.81%) Linux
2 12 (20.34%) UNIX
3 1 (1.69%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (27.12%) OO
1 16 (27.12%) Multithreading
2 8 (13.56%) Risk Management
3 6 (10.17%) TDD
3 6 (10.17%) SOA
4 5 (8.47%) Asset Management
4 5 (8.47%) Migration
5 4 (6.78%) Algorithmic Trading
5 4 (6.78%) Data Visualisation
5 4 (6.78%) Performance Tuning
5 4 (6.78%) Performance Analysis
6 3 (5.08%) Investment Management
6 3 (5.08%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 3 (5.08%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (5.08%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (5.08%) Data Analysis
6 3 (5.08%) Six Sigma
6 3 (5.08%) E-Commerce
7 2 (3.39%) Data Modelling
7 2 (3.39%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 45 (76.27%) Java
2 25 (42.37%) SQL
3 22 (37.29%) C#
4 13 (22.03%) C++
5 12 (20.34%) Python
6 11 (18.64%) Perl
7 7 (11.86%) Scala
8 3 (5.08%) Clojure
9 2 (3.39%) JavaScript
10 1 (1.69%) PL/SQL
10 1 (1.69%) T-SQL
10 1 (1.69%) VB
10 1 (1.69%) ClojureScript
Qualifications
1 3 (5.08%) ISEB
1 3 (5.08%) Degree
1 3 (5.08%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.78%) EMIR
1 4 (6.78%) Dodd-Frank
Systems Management
1 1 (1.69%) Control-M
1 1 (1.69%) CA LISA
Vendors
1 9 (15.25%) Oracle
2 5 (8.47%) IBM
3 3 (5.08%) Microsoft
3 3 (5.08%) Sybase
3 3 (5.08%) Reuters
3 3 (5.08%) Bloomberg
3 3 (5.08%) Charles River
4 1 (1.69%) Business Objects
4 1 (1.69%) Adobe
4 1 (1.69%) Murex
4 1 (1.69%) Calypso
4 1 (1.69%) CA
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