The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Foreign Exchange (FX) in IT contracts advertised for the South East 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 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Foreign Exchange (FX)
Rank 265 261 241
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -20
Contract jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) 13 3 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.13% 0.030% 0.086%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.44% 0.097% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 3 1
Average daily rate £450 £400 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -15.78%
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £400 £415
% change year-on-year
-3.12% -3.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £13.50 £47.00
% change year-on-year
- -71.27%
Foreign Exchange (FX)
England

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

Miscellaneous Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
2972 3077 2759
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 30.85% 30.92% 29.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 1748 1637 1470
Average daily rate £388 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £233 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £505 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 138 155 195
Average hourly rate £23.00 £17.50 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.42% -14.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.60 £12.35 £12.18
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £44.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £18.88 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+13.87% -5.60%

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) across the South East region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

Foreign Exchange (FX) Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Foreign Exchange (FX) Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) across the South East region over the 3 months to 29 April 2016.

Foreign Exchange (FX) Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Foreign Exchange (FX) Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 3 months to 29 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
East Sussex - 5 £350 -
Surrey - 4 £538 - 1
Berkshire +7 1 - -
Oxfordshire +7 1 £325 +8.33%
West Sussex - 1 £313 -
Hampshire - 1 £525 -
Foreign Exchange (FX)
England

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 18 (72.00%) Finance
2 13 (52.00%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (36.00%) IIS
4 8 (32.00%) Web Services
5 7 (28.00%) Java
6 6 (24.00%) Ant
6 6 (24.00%) JUnit
6 6 (24.00%) JMS
6 6 (24.00%) WebSphere MQ
6 6 (24.00%) ISEB
6 6 (24.00%) Regression Testing
6 6 (24.00%) JMeter
6 6 (24.00%) Hibernate
6 6 (24.00%) TDD
6 6 (24.00%) Spring
6 6 (24.00%) Maven
6 6 (24.00%) Ajax
6 6 (24.00%) ISTQB
6 6 (24.00%) Java EE
6 6 (24.00%) Degree
6 6 (24.00%) JIRA
6 6 (24.00%) Computer Science
6 6 (24.00%) QA
6 6 (24.00%) Selenium
6 6 (24.00%) jMock
6 6 (24.00%) Compatibility Testing
6 6 (24.00%) Unit Testing
6 6 (24.00%) Integration Testing
6 6 (24.00%) Continuous Integration
6 6 (24.00%) Groovy

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 9 (36.00%) IIS
2 6 (24.00%) Confluence
3 3 (12.00%) CMS
3 3 (12.00%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 2 (8.00%) MS Excel
1 2 (8.00%) MS PowerPoint
1 2 (8.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (16.00%) HFM
2 1 (4.00%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (4.00%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.00%) Google Tag Manager
Development Applications
1 6 (24.00%) Ant
1 6 (24.00%) Cucumber
1 6 (24.00%) Gradle
1 6 (24.00%) Hudson
1 6 (24.00%) Jenkins
1 6 (24.00%) JIRA
1 6 (24.00%) JMeter
1 6 (24.00%) jMock
1 6 (24.00%) JUnit
1 6 (24.00%) Maven
1 6 (24.00%) Selenium
1 6 (24.00%) SoapUI
1 6 (24.00%) WebDriver
General
1 18 (72.00%) Finance
2 4 (16.00%) Legal
3 3 (12.00%) Marketing
4 2 (8.00%) Billing
4 2 (8.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (40.00%) Analyst
2 8 (32.00%) Developer
3 6 (24.00%) Test Analyst
4 5 (20.00%) Analyst Developer
4 5 (20.00%) Automation Test Analyst
4 5 (20.00%) Developer in Test
4 5 (20.00%) Java Analyst Developer
4 5 (20.00%) Java Developer
4 5 (20.00%) Test Automation Developer
5 4 (16.00%) Business Analyst
5 4 (16.00%) QA Engineer
6 3 (12.00%) .NET Developer
6 3 (12.00%) .NET Web Developer
6 3 (12.00%) ASP.NET Developer
6 3 (12.00%) C# Developer
6 3 (12.00%) HTML Developer
6 3 (12.00%) Java Engineer
6 3 (12.00%) QA Test Analyst
6 3 (12.00%) Test Engineer
6 3 (12.00%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (32.00%) Web Services
2 6 (24.00%) Ajax
2 6 (24.00%) Hibernate
2 6 (24.00%) Java EE
2 6 (24.00%) JMS
2 6 (24.00%) REST
2 6 (24.00%) Spring
2 6 (24.00%) WebSphere MQ
3 3 (12.00%) .NET
3 3 (12.00%) .NET Framework
3 3 (12.00%) ASP.NET
3 3 (12.00%) CSS
3 3 (12.00%) CSS3
3 3 (12.00%) HTML
3 3 (12.00%) HTML5
3 3 (12.00%) jQuery
3 3 (12.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 1 (4.00%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 1 (4.00%) J2EE
4 1 (4.00%) OpenGL
Miscellaneous
1 6 (24.00%) Computer Science
2 4 (16.00%) Derivative
3 1 (4.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.00%) SWIFT
3 1 (4.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (12.00%) Windows
1 3 (12.00%) Windows Server
1 3 (12.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (52.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (24.00%) BDD
2 6 (24.00%) Compatibility Testing
2 6 (24.00%) Continuous Integration
2 6 (24.00%) Domain-Driven Design
2 6 (24.00%) Functional Testing
2 6 (24.00%) Integration Testing
2 6 (24.00%) Regression Testing
2 6 (24.00%) System Integration Testing
2 6 (24.00%) TDD
2 6 (24.00%) Test Automation
2 6 (24.00%) Unit Testing
3 5 (20.00%) Cash Management
3 5 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 5 (20.00%) Performance Testing
3 5 (20.00%) User Stories
4 4 (16.00%) Business Analysis
4 4 (16.00%) Internal Audit
4 4 (16.00%) Investment Management
5 3 (12.00%) QA Automation
Programming Languages
1 7 (28.00%) Java
2 6 (24.00%) Groovy
3 4 (16.00%) JavaScript
4 3 (12.00%) C#
5 1 (4.00%) C++
5 1 (4.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 6 (24.00%) Degree
1 6 (24.00%) ISEB
1 6 (24.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (4.00%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (24.00%) QA
2 4 (16.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Vendors
1 6 (24.00%) Rally
2 5 (20.00%) Atlassian
3 3 (12.00%) Sitecore
4 2 (8.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (8.00%) Wall Street Systems
5 1 (4.00%) BMC
5 1 (4.00%) Caplin
5 1 (4.00%) Google
5 1 (4.00%) Remedy
5 1 (4.00%) SAP
5 1 (4.00%) Xura
Surrey
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Rate: £300 - £350 per day
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