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 21 April 2015 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
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Foreign Exchange (FX)
Rank 256 245 233
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -12
Contract jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) 3 8 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.030% 0.083% 0.060%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.10% 0.30% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 2
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£400 £475 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.78% +40.74%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £385 £425
% change year-on-year
+10.38% -9.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £47.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £47.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
-71.27% +129.26%
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
2875 2640 2043
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 28.57% 27.28% 24.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 1529 1420 991
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £213 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £500 £503
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 135 160 179
Average hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £26.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% -23.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.90 £47.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £22.25
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -10.11%

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)
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 21 April 2015. 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
Berkshire -4 2 £400 - 4
East Sussex - - - -
Surrey - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
Foreign Exchange (FX)
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, 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 10 (66.67%) Finance
2 6 (40.00%) Banking
3 4 (26.67%) Telecoms
3 4 (26.67%) SAP
4 3 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (13.33%) Electronics
5 2 (13.33%) Manufacturing
5 2 (13.33%) Migration
5 2 (13.33%) Back Office
5 2 (13.33%) Oracle
5 2 (13.33%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (13.33%) TIBCO
5 2 (13.33%) OpenLink
5 2 (13.33%) Endur
5 2 (13.33%) DTV
5 2 (13.33%) Programme Management
5 2 (13.33%) Software Engineering
5 2 (13.33%) Business Analysis
5 2 (13.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (13.33%) Marketing
5 2 (13.33%) Data Migration
5 2 (13.33%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (13.33%) Digital Marketing
5 2 (13.33%) eggPlant
6 1 (6.67%) Unreal Engine
6 1 (6.67%) Business Process Mapping
6 1 (6.67%) Unit Testing
6 1 (6.67%) Multithreading
6 1 (6.67%) Test Automation
6 1 (6.67%) Qt

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

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, 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 (6.67%) WebSphere Application Server
1 1 (6.67%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (6.67%) Photoshop
2 1 (6.67%) Maya
Business Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Endur
1 2 (13.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
Development Applications
1 2 (13.33%) eggPlant
2 1 (6.67%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 10 (66.67%) Finance
2 6 (40.00%) Banking
3 4 (26.67%) Telecoms
4 2 (13.33%) Marketing
4 2 (13.33%) Manufacturing
4 2 (13.33%) Back Office
4 2 (13.33%) Electronics
5 1 (6.67%) Games
5 1 (6.67%) Billing
Job Titles
1 7 (46.67%) Analyst
2 5 (33.33%) Business Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Software Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Developer
3 2 (13.33%) Test Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Business Process Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Process Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) C++ Software Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Java Software Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Automation Test Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Test Leader
4 1 (6.67%) Automation Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) OpenGL
1 1 (6.67%) Hibernate
1 1 (6.67%) Spring
1 1 (6.67%) JSF
1 1 (6.67%) Java EE
1 1 (6.67%) Spring MVC
1 1 (6.67%) Spring Web Flow
1 1 (6.67%) Qt
1 1 (6.67%) Boost C++ Libraries
1 1 (6.67%) Unreal Engine
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) DTV
2 1 (6.67%) Animation
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (13.33%) Programme Management
2 2 (13.33%) Software Engineering
2 2 (13.33%) Business Analysis
2 2 (13.33%) Digital Marketing
2 2 (13.33%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (13.33%) Data Migration
2 2 (13.33%) Migration
3 1 (6.67%) Test Automation
3 1 (6.67%) Automation Testing
3 1 (6.67%) Business Process Mapping
3 1 (6.67%) Project Management
3 1 (6.67%) Change Management
3 1 (6.67%) MVC
3 1 (6.67%) PRINCE2
3 1 (6.67%) UML
3 1 (6.67%) OO
3 1 (6.67%) OOD
3 1 (6.67%) Unit Testing
3 1 (6.67%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.67%) C++
1 1 (6.67%) Java
1 1 (6.67%) Python
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (26.67%) SAP
2 2 (13.33%) TIBCO
2 2 (13.33%) OpenLink
2 2 (13.33%) Oracle
3 1 (6.67%) IBM
3 1 (6.67%) HP
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