The first table below looks at the prevalence of the term Foreign Exchange (FX) in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category for the West Midlands region.

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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Foreign Exchange (FX)
Rank 115 97 -
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -
Contract jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) 3 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.13% 0.055% -
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.63% 0.32% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Average daily rate £450 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £425 £395
% change year-on-year
-9.41% +7.59%
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% -
Miscellaneous Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
473 316 375
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 19.97% 17.24% 16.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 223 156 156
Average daily rate £325 £315 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.17% -3.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £205 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £463 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £341 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 37 33
Average hourly rate £25.63 £25.00 £16.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +53.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £8.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £34.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £21.96 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-20.30% -12.16%
Foreign Exchange (FX)
England

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

Foreign Exchange (FX) Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Foreign Exchange (FX) Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

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 West Midlands region over the 3 months to 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham - - - -
Coventry - - - -
Foreign Exchange (FX)
England

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Top 14 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 3 (100.00%) SAP
1 3 (100.00%) ISEB
1 3 (100.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 3 (100.00%) Test Scripting
2 2 (66.67%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (66.67%) JIRA
2 2 (66.67%) Software Testing
2 2 (66.67%) SAP BI
2 2 (66.67%) ERP
2 2 (66.67%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (66.67%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 2 (66.67%) Test Strategy
3 1 (33.33%) ISTQB
3 1 (33.33%) SAP Implementation

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 2 (66.67%) SAP BI
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) JIRA
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) SAP Test Analyst
1 3 (100.00%) SAP Analyst
1 3 (100.00%) Analyst
1 3 (100.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Lead Test Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Test Leader
2 1 (33.33%) FX Test Analyst
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 3 (100.00%) Test Scripting
2 2 (66.67%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 2 (66.67%) Test Strategy
2 2 (66.67%) Software Testing
2 2 (66.67%) ERP
2 2 (66.67%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (33.33%) SAP Implementation
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) ISEB
2 1 (33.33%) ISTQB
Systems Management
1 2 (66.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) SAP
West Midlands
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