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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Foreign Exchange (FX)
Rank 10 14 -
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -
Contract jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) 16 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stirling 14.16% 5.88% -
As % of the Miscellaneous category 37.21% 21.43% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 0
Average daily rate
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£350 £438 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £450 £625
% change year-on-year
-11.11% -28.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £85.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
- +240.00%
Foreign Exchange (FX)
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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
43 14 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stirling 38.05% 27.45% 38.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 6 21
Average daily rate £338 £425 £344
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.58% +23.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £167 £400 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £17.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -32.69%

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 30 Related IT Skills in Stirling

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, 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 14 (63.64%) Front Office
1 14 (63.64%) XML
2 13 (59.09%) Java
2 13 (59.09%) Derivative
3 9 (40.91%) SQL
4 8 (36.36%) XSLT
4 8 (36.36%) Java SE
5 7 (31.82%) OO
6 6 (27.27%) JavaScript
6 6 (27.27%) HTML
6 6 (27.27%) Equities
6 6 (27.27%) Spring
6 6 (27.27%) HTML5
6 6 (27.27%) Clojure
6 6 (27.27%) NoSQL
6 6 (27.27%) Functional Programming
7 5 (22.73%) REST
7 5 (22.73%) AngularJS
7 5 (22.73%) HTTP
7 5 (22.73%) Oracle
8 4 (18.18%) SQL Server
8 4 (18.18%) Sybase
8 4 (18.18%) VB
8 4 (18.18%) VBA
8 4 (18.18%) MS Access
8 4 (18.18%) Programme Management
8 4 (18.18%) Scala
8 4 (18.18%) Haskell
9 3 (13.64%) WebSphere
9 3 (13.64%) Banking

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

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (13.64%) WebSphere
2 2 (9.09%) WebLogic
3 1 (4.55%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (4.55%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Murex MxG2000
Communications & Networking
1 5 (22.73%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (27.27%) NoSQL
2 4 (18.18%) SQL Server
2 4 (18.18%) MS Access
3 3 (13.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (13.64%) DTS
4 2 (9.09%) Oracle Database 10g
4 2 (9.09%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (9.09%) Oracle Database
5 1 (4.55%) Relational Database
5 1 (4.55%) BusinessObjects XI
5 1 (4.55%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
5 1 (4.55%) RDBMS
5 1 (4.55%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (4.55%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 3 (13.64%) JUnit
2 1 (4.55%) Rational Application Developer
2 1 (4.55%) Cucumber
2 1 (4.55%) JIRA
2 1 (4.55%) Selenium
2 1 (4.55%) FitNesse
2 1 (4.55%) TeamCity
2 1 (4.55%) Subversion
2 1 (4.55%) Maven
2 1 (4.55%) Eclipse
General
1 14 (63.64%) Front Office
2 3 (13.64%) Banking
2 3 (13.64%) Finance
3 2 (9.09%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 21 (95.45%) Developer
2 6 (27.27%) Senior Developer
2 6 (27.27%) Java Developer
3 5 (22.73%) UI Programmer
3 5 (22.73%) UI Developer
4 3 (13.64%) Analyst Developer
4 3 (13.64%) Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Database Developer
5 1 (4.55%) Development Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (63.64%) XML
2 8 (36.36%) XSLT
2 8 (36.36%) Java SE
3 6 (27.27%) HTML
3 6 (27.27%) Spring
3 6 (27.27%) HTML5
4 5 (22.73%) REST
4 5 (22.73%) AngularJS
5 3 (13.64%) Hibernate
6 2 (9.09%) JDBC
6 2 (9.09%) JSP
6 2 (9.09%) J2EE
6 2 (9.09%) Web Services
6 2 (9.09%) Java EE
6 2 (9.09%) Spring Integration
7 1 (4.55%) Murex Flex
7 1 (4.55%) JSF
7 1 (4.55%) JNI
7 1 (4.55%) JMS
7 1 (4.55%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 13 (59.09%) Derivative
2 6 (27.27%) Equities
3 2 (9.09%) Social Media
4 1 (4.55%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 2 (9.09%) UNIX
2 1 (4.55%) Windows
2 1 (4.55%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (31.82%) OO
2 6 (27.27%) Functional Programming
3 4 (18.18%) Programme Management
4 2 (9.09%) Risk Management
4 2 (9.09%) Migration
5 1 (4.55%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (4.55%) Unit Testing
5 1 (4.55%) Investment Management
5 1 (4.55%) Automated Testing
5 1 (4.55%) Validation
5 1 (4.55%) RAD
5 1 (4.55%) SOA
5 1 (4.55%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 13 (59.09%) Java
2 9 (40.91%) SQL
3 6 (27.27%) JavaScript
3 6 (27.27%) Clojure
4 4 (18.18%) VB
4 4 (18.18%) VBA
4 4 (18.18%) Scala
4 4 (18.18%) Haskell
5 2 (9.09%) T-SQL
5 2 (9.09%) Lisp
6 1 (4.55%) Python
6 1 (4.55%) C#
6 1 (4.55%) PL/SQL
Systems Management
1 1 (4.55%) Control-M
Vendors
1 5 (22.73%) Oracle
2 4 (18.18%) Sybase
3 3 (13.64%) Reuters
3 3 (13.64%) Bloomberg
4 1 (4.55%) Murex
4 1 (4.55%) IBM
4 1 (4.55%) Adobe
4 1 (4.55%) Business Objects