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 20 August 2014 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.

Location
3 months to
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Foreign Exchange (FX)
Rank 232 233 244
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +11
Contract jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) 7 6 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.076% 0.068% 0.060%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.34% 0.34% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 1
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£411 £469 £460
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.32% +1.90%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £450 £438
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +2.85%
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%
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
2057 1756 2051
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 22.43% 19.77% 20.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 1073 914 903
Average daily rate £350 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £208 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £490 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 131 120 168
Average hourly rate £17.00 £22.50 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.44% -22.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -39.65%

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 20 August 2014.

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 20 August 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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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
Surrey -2 1 £300 -38.46% 1
Hampshire - 1 £411 -
Middlesex - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
West Sussex - - - - 1
Berkshire - - - -
Foreign Exchange (FX)
England

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

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, 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 6 (46.15%) Finance
2 4 (30.77%) DB2
2 4 (30.77%) Responsive Web Design
3 3 (23.08%) Product Marketing
3 3 (23.08%) Mainframe
3 3 (23.08%) IBM
3 3 (23.08%) XML
3 3 (23.08%) Banking
3 3 (23.08%) Retail
3 3 (23.08%) VSAM
3 3 (23.08%) Marketing
3 3 (23.08%) General Ledger
3 3 (23.08%) IBM Mainframe
4 2 (15.38%) System Testing
4 2 (15.38%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (15.38%) Windows
4 2 (15.38%) COBOL
4 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
4 2 (15.38%) C
4 2 (15.38%) Cisco
5 1 (7.69%) XMLUnit
5 1 (7.69%) PHPUnit
5 1 (7.69%) HTML5
5 1 (7.69%) SWIFT
5 1 (7.69%) SWIFTNet
5 1 (7.69%) REST
5 1 (7.69%) SIEM
5 1 (7.69%) Laravel
5 1 (7.69%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (7.69%) Git (software)

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

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, 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 1 (7.69%) IIS
1 1 (7.69%) CMS
Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle Cash Management
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) SWIFTNet
1 1 (7.69%) Cisco ASA
1 1 (7.69%) Internet
1 1 (7.69%) ATM
1 1 (7.69%) LAN
1 1 (7.69%) WAN
1 1 (7.69%) Ethernet
1 1 (7.69%) Network Security
1 1 (7.69%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (30.77%) DB2
2 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) XMLUnit
1 1 (7.69%) PHPUnit
1 1 (7.69%) Git (software)
1 1 (7.69%) AppScan
General
1 6 (46.15%) Finance
2 3 (23.08%) Banking
2 3 (23.08%) Retail
2 3 (23.08%) Marketing
2 3 (23.08%) General Ledger
3 1 (7.69%) Retail Banking
3 1 (7.69%) Games
3 1 (7.69%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 4 (30.77%) Developer
2 3 (23.08%) Designer
2 3 (23.08%) UI Designer
3 2 (15.38%) Architect
4 1 (7.69%) DB2 Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Software Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Project Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Business Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Banking Business Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Technical Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Change Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) Security Architect
4 1 (7.69%) Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Web Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) Technical Project Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (7.69%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (23.08%) XML
2 1 (7.69%) HTML5
2 1 (7.69%) REST
2 1 (7.69%) Laravel
2 1 (7.69%) Classic ASP
2 1 (7.69%) CSS
2 1 (7.69%) SOAP
2 1 (7.69%) FIXML
2 1 (7.69%) FpML
2 1 (7.69%) HTML
2 1 (7.69%) JSON
2 1 (7.69%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) Mainframe
1 3 (23.08%) VSAM
1 3 (23.08%) IBM Mainframe
2 1 (7.69%) SWIFT
2 1 (7.69%) EMV
2 1 (7.69%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 2 (15.38%) Windows
2 1 (7.69%) AIX
2 1 (7.69%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (30.77%) Responsive Web Design
2 3 (23.08%) Product Marketing
3 2 (15.38%) System Testing
3 2 (15.38%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (7.69%) SIEM
4 1 (7.69%) Cash Management
4 1 (7.69%) Business Transformation
4 1 (7.69%) SABSA
4 1 (7.69%) Configuration Management
4 1 (7.69%) UML
4 1 (7.69%) CRM
4 1 (7.69%) E-Commerce
4 1 (7.69%) ERP
4 1 (7.69%) Resource Management
4 1 (7.69%) Use Case
4 1 (7.69%) Unit Testing
4 1 (7.69%) Zachman Framework
4 1 (7.69%) TOGAF
4 1 (7.69%) Risk Assessment
4 1 (7.69%) E-business
Programming Languages
1 2 (15.38%) COBOL
1 2 (15.38%) C
2 1 (7.69%) SELCOPY
2 1 (7.69%) C++
2 1 (7.69%) JCL
2 1 (7.69%) Java
2 1 (7.69%) PHP
2 1 (7.69%) SQL
2 1 (7.69%) VBScript
2 1 (7.69%) FoxPro (VFP)
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) CISSP
1 1 (7.69%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) EMIR
1 1 (7.69%) Dodd-Frank
1 1 (7.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 3 (23.08%) IBM
2 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
2 2 (15.38%) Cisco
3 1 (7.69%) Oracle