Period
to 19 January 2018

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Foreign Exchange (FX) in contract job vacancies advertised in County Antrim. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Foreign Exchange (FX) over the 6 months to 19 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Northern Ireland > County Antrim
6 months to
19 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 50 42 26
Rank change year-on-year -8 -16 -7
Contract jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) 19 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in County Antrim 4.02% 1.49% 0.74%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 7.12% 3.88% 1.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 5 1
County Antrim median daily rate £310 £360 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.89% -10.00% +3.23%
10th Percentile £265 £330 £350
90th Percentile £338 £413 £450
Northern Ireland median daily rate £315 £360 £400
% change year-on-year -12.50% -10.00% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
County Antrim median hourly rate - - -
Northern Ireland median hourly rate - - -

Foreign Exchange (FX) is in the Generic IT Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in County Antrim with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
County Antrim
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 267 129 56
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in County Antrim 56.45% 38.51% 41.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 219 99 31
County Antrim median daily rate £435 £385 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.99% +28.33% -
10th Percentile £310 £238 £238
90th Percentile £538 £588 £375
Northern Ireland median daily rate £430 £385 £300
% change year-on-year +11.69% +28.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 0
County Antrim median hourly rate £30.00 £13.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +130.77% - -
Northern Ireland median hourly rate £24.75 £13.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year +90.38% -3.70% -19.26%

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Job Vacancy Trend in County Antrim

Job postings citing Foreign Exchange (FX) as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in County Antrim.

Job vacancy trend for Foreign Exchange (FX) in County Antrim

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in County Antrim

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) in County Antrim.

Contractor daily rate trend for Foreign Exchange (FX) in County Antrim

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Contract Job Locations in County Antrim

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 County Antrim region over the 6 months to 19 January 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Belfast -6 19 £310 -13.89% 1
Foreign Exchange (FX)
Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 19 January 2018, 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 County Antrim region with a requirement for Foreign Exchange (FX).

1 19 (100.00%) Banking
2 17 (89.47%) Finance
3 14 (73.68%) Unix
3 14 (73.68%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (57.89%) Risk Management
4 11 (57.89%) QA
4 11 (57.89%) Test Automation
4 11 (57.89%) Functional Testing
4 11 (57.89%) Non-Functional Testing
5 9 (47.37%) Java
6 8 (42.11%) JavaScript
6 8 (42.11%) Low Latency
7 7 (36.84%) SQL
8 6 (31.58%) HP
8 6 (31.58%) ISEB
8 6 (31.58%) Python
8 6 (31.58%) JIRA
8 6 (31.58%) ISTQB
9 5 (26.32%) Requirements Analysis
9 5 (26.32%) Fixed Income
9 5 (26.32%) Equities
9 5 (26.32%) Regression Testing
9 5 (26.32%) Mentoring
10 4 (21.05%) Zephyr
10 4 (21.05%) Jenkins
10 4 (21.05%) Hudson
10 4 (21.05%) FIX Protocol
10 4 (21.05%) User Acceptance Testing
10 4 (21.05%) Ruby
11 3 (15.79%) Microsoft PowerPoint

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Co-occurring IT Skills in County Antrim 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:

Applications
1 3 (15.79%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Excel
Development Applications
1 6 (31.58%) JIRA
2 4 (21.05%) Hudson
2 4 (21.05%) Jenkins
2 4 (21.05%) Zephyr
General
1 19 (100.00%) Banking
2 17 (89.47%) Finance
3 3 (15.79%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (57.89%) Tester
2 7 (36.84%) Manual Tester
3 5 (26.32%) Developer
3 5 (26.32%) Java Developer
3 5 (26.32%) Senior Developer
3 5 (26.32%) Senior Java Developer
4 4 (21.05%) Automation Tester
5 3 (15.79%) Analyst
5 3 (15.79%) PMO Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (21.05%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 5 (26.32%) Equities
1 5 (26.32%) Fixed Income
2 3 (15.79%) Derivative
3 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 14 (73.68%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (73.68%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (57.89%) Functional Testing
2 11 (57.89%) Non-Functional Testing
2 11 (57.89%) Risk Management
2 11 (57.89%) Test Automation
3 8 (42.11%) Low Latency
4 5 (26.32%) Mentoring
4 5 (26.32%) Regression Testing
4 5 (26.32%) Requirements Analysis
5 4 (21.05%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (15.79%) Performance Testing
6 3 (15.79%) SDLC
6 3 (15.79%) Waterfall
7 2 (10.53%) Issue Tracking
7 2 (10.53%) Requirements Management
7 2 (10.53%) Scorecard
8 1 (5.26%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 9 (47.37%) Java
2 8 (42.11%) JavaScript
3 7 (36.84%) SQL
4 6 (31.58%) Python
5 4 (21.05%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 6 (31.58%) ISEB
1 6 (31.58%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (57.89%) QA
2 3 (15.79%) PMO
Vendors
1 6 (31.58%) HP
2 2 (10.53%) Microsoft