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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Foreign Exchange (FX) over the 3 months to 24 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
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Foreign Exchange (FX)
Rank 250 262 245
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -17
Contract jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) 20 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.22% 0.021% 0.044%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.70% 0.068% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 1 0
Median daily rate £475 £400 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.75% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £386 £375 £385
% change year-on-year
+2.80% -2.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £13.50 -
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
2839 2955 2654
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 31.04% 31.62% 29.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 1655 1543 1417
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £232 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £513 £501
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 149 140 183
Median hourly rate £21.00 £17.22 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.95% -16.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.80 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.15 £41.90 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £18.24 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+17.90% -13.16%

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

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South East 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 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 24 May 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) within the South East region over the 3 months to 24 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
Surrey - 10 £494 -
East Sussex - 7 £350 -
Berkshire -7 1 - -
Hampshire - 1 £525 -
Oxfordshire - 1 £325 - 1
Foreign Exchange (FX)
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 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 South East region with a requirement for Foreign Exchange (FX).

1 20 (68.97%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (58.62%) Finance
3 13 (44.83%) ISEB
3 13 (44.83%) JIRA
4 11 (37.93%) Confluence
4 11 (37.93%) Functional Testing
5 10 (34.48%) IIS
6 9 (31.03%) Web Services
7 8 (27.59%) Regression Testing
7 8 (27.59%) JMeter
7 8 (27.59%) Hibernate
7 8 (27.59%) Java
7 8 (27.59%) Ant
7 8 (27.59%) JUnit
7 8 (27.59%) WebSphere MQ
7 8 (27.59%) JMS
7 8 (27.59%) WebDriver
7 8 (27.59%) Domain-Driven Design
7 8 (27.59%) Waterfall
7 8 (27.59%) Cucumber
7 8 (27.59%) BDD
7 8 (27.59%) Hudson
7 8 (27.59%) SoapUI
7 8 (27.59%) REST
7 8 (27.59%) Compatibility Testing
7 8 (27.59%) Unit Testing
7 8 (27.59%) Integration Testing
7 8 (27.59%) Continuous Integration
7 8 (27.59%) Groovy
7 8 (27.59%) Java EE

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Top Related IT Skills in the South East 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 11 (37.93%) Confluence
2 10 (34.48%) IIS
3 2 (6.90%) CMS
3 2 (6.90%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 6 (20.69%) MS Visio
2 1 (3.45%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.45%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (6.90%) HFM
2 1 (3.45%) SAP FI
Development Applications
1 13 (44.83%) JIRA
2 8 (27.59%) Ant
2 8 (27.59%) Cucumber
2 8 (27.59%) Gradle
2 8 (27.59%) Hudson
2 8 (27.59%) Jenkins
2 8 (27.59%) JMeter
2 8 (27.59%) jMock
2 8 (27.59%) JUnit
2 8 (27.59%) Maven
2 8 (27.59%) Selenium
2 8 (27.59%) SoapUI
2 8 (27.59%) WebDriver
General
1 17 (58.62%) Finance
2 2 (6.90%) Banking
2 2 (6.90%) Billing
2 2 (6.90%) Legal
2 2 (6.90%) Marketing
2 2 (6.90%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.45%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 18 (62.07%) Analyst
2 12 (41.38%) Business Analyst
3 9 (31.03%) Developer
4 8 (27.59%) FX Business Analyst
5 7 (24.14%) Analyst Developer
5 7 (24.14%) Automation Test Analyst
5 7 (24.14%) Developer in Test
5 7 (24.14%) Java Analyst Developer
5 7 (24.14%) Java Developer
5 7 (24.14%) Test Analyst
5 7 (24.14%) Test Automation Developer
6 6 (20.69%) QA Engineer
7 5 (17.24%) Java Engineer
7 5 (17.24%) QA Analyst
7 5 (17.24%) QA Automation Analyst
7 5 (17.24%) QA Automation Engineer
7 5 (17.24%) QA Test Analyst
7 5 (17.24%) QA Test Engineer
7 5 (17.24%) Test Automation Engineer
7 5 (17.24%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (31.03%) Web Services
2 8 (27.59%) Ajax
2 8 (27.59%) Hibernate
2 8 (27.59%) Java EE
2 8 (27.59%) JMS
2 8 (27.59%) REST
2 8 (27.59%) Spring
2 8 (27.59%) WebSphere MQ
3 6 (20.69%) FpML
3 6 (20.69%) XML
4 2 (6.90%) .NET
4 2 (6.90%) .NET Framework
4 2 (6.90%) ASP.NET
4 2 (6.90%) CSS
4 2 (6.90%) CSS3
4 2 (6.90%) HTML
4 2 (6.90%) HTML5
4 2 (6.90%) jQuery
4 2 (6.90%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 1 (3.45%) Boost C++ Libraries
Miscellaneous
1 8 (27.59%) Computer Science
1 8 (27.59%) SWIFT
2 2 (6.90%) Derivative
3 1 (3.45%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.90%) Windows
1 2 (6.90%) Windows Server
1 2 (6.90%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (68.97%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (37.93%) Functional Testing
3 8 (27.59%) BDD
3 8 (27.59%) Compatibility Testing
3 8 (27.59%) Continuous Integration
3 8 (27.59%) Domain-Driven Design
3 8 (27.59%) Integration Testing
3 8 (27.59%) Regression Testing
3 8 (27.59%) System Integration Testing
3 8 (27.59%) TDD
3 8 (27.59%) Unit Testing
3 8 (27.59%) Waterfall
4 7 (24.14%) Asset Management
4 7 (24.14%) Continuous Improvement
4 7 (24.14%) Performance Testing
4 7 (24.14%) Test Automation
4 7 (24.14%) User Stories
5 5 (17.24%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
5 5 (17.24%) Investment Management
5 5 (17.24%) QA Automation
Programming Languages
1 8 (27.59%) Groovy
1 8 (27.59%) Java
2 7 (24.14%) SQL
3 2 (6.90%) C#
3 2 (6.90%) JavaScript
4 1 (3.45%) C++
4 1 (3.45%) Python
Qualifications
1 13 (44.83%) ISEB
2 8 (27.59%) Degree
2 8 (27.59%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (27.59%) QA
2 2 (6.90%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Vendors
1 8 (27.59%) Rally
2 7 (24.14%) Atlassian
3 6 (20.69%) Bloomberg
3 6 (20.69%) Reuters
4 2 (6.90%) Sitecore
5 1 (3.45%) Microsoft
5 1 (3.45%) SAP
5 1 (3.45%) Wall Street Systems
5 1 (3.45%) Xura