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 18 January 2017 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
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Foreign Exchange (FX)
England / South East
Rank 231 243 249
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +6
Contract jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) 3 13 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.041% 0.16% 0.12%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.14% 0.49% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 8
Median daily rate £463 £375 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.33% -12.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £273 £348
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £490 £665
UK excluding London median daily rate £433 £388 £390
% change year-on-year
+11.61% -0.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £11.38

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
2187 2657 2773
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 29.89% 31.71% 30.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 1234 1536 1491
Median daily rate £400 £400 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +9.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £238 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 99 167 165
Median hourly rate £20.00 £35.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.85% +94.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £58.15 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-11.62% +22.85%

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 18 January 2017.

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 18 January 2017. 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 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
Buckinghamshire +5 1 - -
Berkshire 0 1 £275 -26.66%
Foreign Exchange (FX)
England

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

For the 6 months to 18 January 2017, 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 13 (100.00%) Finance
2 7 (53.85%) Spring
2 7 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (53.85%) TDD
2 7 (53.85%) Hibernate
2 7 (53.85%) Regression Testing
2 7 (53.85%) JMeter
2 7 (53.85%) Java
2 7 (53.85%) Web Services
2 7 (53.85%) QA
2 7 (53.85%) Selenium
2 7 (53.85%) Compatibility Testing
2 7 (53.85%) Unit Testing
2 7 (53.85%) Integration Testing
2 7 (53.85%) Cucumber
2 7 (53.85%) BDD
2 7 (53.85%) SoapUI
2 7 (53.85%) Functional Testing
2 7 (53.85%) Jenkins
2 7 (53.85%) System Integration Testing
3 6 (46.15%) CA Agile Central
3 6 (46.15%) Computer Science
3 6 (46.15%) Gradle
3 6 (46.15%) User Stories
3 6 (46.15%) REST
3 6 (46.15%) Continuous Improvement
3 6 (46.15%) WebDriver
3 6 (46.15%) Confluence
3 6 (46.15%) Hudson
3 6 (46.15%) Groovy

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 6 (46.15%) Confluence
1 6 (46.15%) IIS
2 1 (7.69%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) MS Excel
1 1 (7.69%) MS Office
1 1 (7.69%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) SAP FI
Communications & Networking
1 2 (15.38%) Firewall
2 1 (7.69%) Multicast
2 1 (7.69%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (7.69%) Essbase
1 1 (7.69%) Relational Database
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (53.85%) Cucumber
1 7 (53.85%) Jenkins
1 7 (53.85%) JMeter
1 7 (53.85%) Selenium
1 7 (53.85%) SoapUI
2 6 (46.15%) Ant
2 6 (46.15%) Gradle
2 6 (46.15%) Hudson
2 6 (46.15%) JIRA
2 6 (46.15%) jMock
2 6 (46.15%) JUnit
2 6 (46.15%) Maven
2 6 (46.15%) WebDriver
3 1 (7.69%) Eclipse
General
1 13 (100.00%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Back Office
2 1 (7.69%) Banking
2 1 (7.69%) Legal
2 1 (7.69%) Retail
2 1 (7.69%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (53.85%) Analyst
2 6 (46.15%) Automation Test Analyst
2 6 (46.15%) Test Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Architect
3 1 (7.69%) C# Developer
3 1 (7.69%) Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) Developer
3 1 (7.69%) Financial Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Project Manager
3 1 (7.69%) QA Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) QA Test Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) SAP Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) SAP FI Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) Senior Architect
3 1 (7.69%) Senior Solutions Architect
3 1 (7.69%) Service Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (7.69%) Support Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) SWIFT Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (53.85%) Hibernate
1 7 (53.85%) Spring
1 7 (53.85%) Web Services
2 6 (46.15%) Ajax
2 6 (46.15%) Java EE
2 6 (46.15%) JMS
2 6 (46.15%) REST
2 6 (46.15%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (7.69%) .NET
3 1 (7.69%) AngularJS
3 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET
3 1 (7.69%) FIX Protocol
3 1 (7.69%) HTML
3 1 (7.69%) Middleware
3 1 (7.69%) Rendezvous
3 1 (7.69%) SAP PI
Miscellaneous
1 6 (46.15%) Computer Science
2 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.69%) Data Centre
2 1 (7.69%) Derivative
2 1 (7.69%) Digital Media
2 1 (7.69%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (7.69%) SCADA
2 1 (7.69%) Social Media
2 1 (7.69%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.69%) Solaris
1 1 (7.69%) Unix
1 1 (7.69%) Windows
1 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (53.85%) BDD
1 7 (53.85%) Compatibility Testing
1 7 (53.85%) Functional Testing
1 7 (53.85%) Integration Testing
1 7 (53.85%) Regression Testing
1 7 (53.85%) System Integration Testing
1 7 (53.85%) TDD
1 7 (53.85%) Unit Testing
2 6 (46.15%) Continuous Improvement
2 6 (46.15%) Continuous Integration
2 6 (46.15%) Domain-Driven Design
2 6 (46.15%) Performance Testing
2 6 (46.15%) User Stories
3 2 (15.38%) E-Commerce
4 1 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (7.69%) CRM
4 1 (7.69%) ERP
4 1 (7.69%) MVC
4 1 (7.69%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 7 (53.85%) Java
2 6 (46.15%) Groovy
3 1 (7.69%) C#
Qualifications
1 6 (46.15%) Degree
1 6 (46.15%) ISEB
1 6 (46.15%) ISTQB
2 1 (7.69%) ACCA
2 1 (7.69%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (53.85%) QA
2 1 (7.69%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (7.69%) EMIR
2 1 (7.69%) GAAP
2 1 (7.69%) MiFID
2 1 (7.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (7.69%) SLA
2 1 (7.69%) Solvency II
System Software
1 1 (7.69%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) Control-M
1 1 (7.69%) ITRS Geneos
1 1 (7.69%) NetBackup
1 1 (7.69%) SCOM
Vendors
1 6 (46.15%) Atlassian
1 6 (46.15%) CA Agile Central
2 3 (23.08%) Oracle
2 3 (23.08%) SAP
3 1 (7.69%) Citrix
3 1 (7.69%) Guidewire
3 1 (7.69%) HP
3 1 (7.69%) Hyperion
3 1 (7.69%) Microsoft
3 1 (7.69%) MuleSoft
3 1 (7.69%) Pega
3 1 (7.69%) Remedy
3 1 (7.69%) Sun
3 1 (7.69%) TIBCO
3 1 (7.69%) VMware