The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Foreign Exchange (FX) in contract job vacancies advertised in Glasgow. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Foreign Exchange (FX) over the 3 months to 30 March 2017 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)
Scotland / Glasgow
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 59 64
Contract jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) 0 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Glasgow - 0.17% 0.47%
As % of the Miscellaneous category - 0.60% 1.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 3
Median daily rate - £375 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -21.05%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £458 £400 £425
% change year-on-year +14.37% -5.88%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £13.50

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

Generic IT Skills
Glasgow
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 191 168 207
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Glasgow 35.57% 28.72% 24.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 103 100
Median daily rate £358 £300 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +19.16% -20.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £194 £189 £116
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £422 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +5.33% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 13
Median hourly rate - - £22.85
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year -21.56% +37.83%  

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Job Vacancy Trend in Glasgow

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Glasgow citing Foreign Exchange (FX) as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

Job vacancy trend for Foreign Exchange (FX) in Glasgow

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Foreign Exchange (FX) in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 30 March 2017, 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 Glasgow region with a requirement for Foreign Exchange (FX).

1 1 (100.00%) C++
1 1 (100.00%) Java
1 1 (100.00%) Perl
1 1 (100.00%) Unix
1 1 (100.00%) Linux
1 1 (100.00%) Python
1 1 (100.00%) Automated Testing
1 1 (100.00%) FIX Protocol
1 1 (100.00%) QA
1 1 (100.00%) Load Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Stress Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 1 (100.00%) Electronic Trading
1 1 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (100.00%) Functional Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Automation Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Defect Tracking

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

Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Developer
1 1 (100.00%) Developer in Test
1 1 (100.00%) Java Developer
1 1 (100.00%) Linux Developer
1 1 (100.00%) Unix Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) FIX Protocol
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Linux
1 1 (100.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Automated Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Automation Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 1 (100.00%) Defect Tracking
1 1 (100.00%) Electronic Trading
1 1 (100.00%) Functional Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Load Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Stress Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) C++
1 1 (100.00%) Java
1 1 (100.00%) Perl
1 1 (100.00%) Python
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (100.00%) QA