The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Foreign Exchange (FX) in IT contracts advertised for the Stirling 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 6 March 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Foreign Exchange (FX)
Rank - 12 14
Contract jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) 0 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stirling - 2.63% 2.22%
As % of the Miscellaneous category - 10.00% 6.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate
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- - £401
UK excluding London average daily rate £420 £465 £388
% change year-on-year
-9.67% +19.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £47.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
- +129.26%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the Stirling region.

Miscellaneous Category
Stirling
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
35 10 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stirling 36.84% 26.32% 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 4 11
Average daily rate £400 £450 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +28.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £408 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £468 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -12.50%

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Jobs Demand Trend in Stirling

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

Foreign Exchange (FX) Jobs Demand Trend in Stirling

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Daily Rate Trend in Stirling

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

Foreign Exchange (FX) Daily Rate Trend in Stirling

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Top 22 Related IT Skills in Stirling

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Stirling 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 4 (80.00%) Equities
1 4 (80.00%) Programme Management
1 4 (80.00%) SQL
1 4 (80.00%) VBA
1 4 (80.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (60.00%) VB
2 3 (60.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (60.00%) MS Access
2 3 (60.00%) DTS
3 1 (20.00%) Lisp
3 1 (20.00%) Derivative
3 1 (20.00%) Java SE
3 1 (20.00%) Clojure
3 1 (20.00%) NoSQL
3 1 (20.00%) Functional Programming
3 1 (20.00%) Front Office
3 1 (20.00%) Java
3 1 (20.00%) T-SQL
3 1 (20.00%) Sybase
3 1 (20.00%) XML
3 1 (20.00%) XSLT
3 1 (20.00%) OO

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Top Related IT Skills in Stirling by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Stirling 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (80.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (60.00%) MS Access
2 3 (60.00%) DTS
2 3 (60.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (20.00%) NoSQL
General
1 1 (20.00%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 5 (100.00%) Developer
2 3 (60.00%) Analyst
2 3 (60.00%) Analyst Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Database Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) XML
1 1 (20.00%) XSLT
1 1 (20.00%) Java SE
Miscellaneous
1 4 (80.00%) Equities
2 1 (20.00%) Derivative
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Programme Management
2 1 (20.00%) Functional Programming
2 1 (20.00%) OO
Programming Languages
1 4 (80.00%) SQL
1 4 (80.00%) VBA
2 3 (60.00%) VB
3 1 (20.00%) Java
3 1 (20.00%) T-SQL
3 1 (20.00%) Lisp
3 1 (20.00%) Clojure
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Sybase