The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Foreign Exchange (FX) in contract job vacancies advertised in the North West. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Foreign Exchange (FX) over the 3 months to 25 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Foreign Exchange (FX)
England / North West
Rank 130 155 -
Rank change year-on-year +25 -  
Contract jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) 1 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.038% 0.078% -
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.12% 0.24% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 0
Median daily rate - £405 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £458 £400 £433
% change year-on-year +14.37% -7.51%  
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 the North West with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 827 1237 1060
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 31.80% 32.23% 29.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 512 740 561
Median daily rate £375 £386 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.91% -3.43%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £510 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +5.46% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 55 64
Median hourly rate £17.25 £23.27 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.87% +32.97%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £13.55 £11.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.21 £47.39 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.84 £28.50 £18.75
% change year-on-year -33.89% +52.00%  

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West 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 the North West

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Foreign Exchange (FX) in the North West

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

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 North West region over the 3 months to 25 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +14 1 - - 1
Foreign Exchange (FX)
England

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 25 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 North West region with a requirement for Foreign Exchange (FX).

1 4 (66.67%) Finance
2 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 2 (33.33%) Banking
3 1 (16.67%) Investment Banking
3 1 (16.67%) Software Engineering
3 1 (16.67%) Business Analysis
3 1 (16.67%) Incident Management
3 1 (16.67%) Derivative
3 1 (16.67%) International Banking
3 1 (16.67%) Online Banking
3 1 (16.67%) Unit Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Cash Management
3 1 (16.67%) StyleCop
3 1 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (16.67%) Process Improvement
3 1 (16.67%) WorldPay
3 1 (16.67%) OTC Derivatives
3 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 1 (16.67%) SAP FI
3 1 (16.67%) Project Management
3 1 (16.67%) Management Information System
3 1 (16.67%) Java
3 1 (16.67%) .NET
3 1 (16.67%) MS Office
3 1 (16.67%) SAP
3 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET
3 1 (16.67%) OOP
3 1 (16.67%) OO
3 1 (16.67%) Python
3 1 (16.67%) SAP FI/CO

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (16.67%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (16.67%) SAP CO
1 1 (16.67%) SAP FI
1 1 (16.67%) SAP FI/CO
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) StyleCop
General
1 4 (66.67%) Finance
2 2 (33.33%) Banking
3 1 (16.67%) International Banking
3 1 (16.67%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Business Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Developer
3 1 (16.67%) .NET Developer
3 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Automation Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Banking Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Business Improvement Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Business Process Improvement Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) FX Business Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Java Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Process Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Process Improvement Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Technical Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Technical Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) .NET
1 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Derivative
1 1 (16.67%) Management Information System
1 1 (16.67%) Online Banking
1 1 (16.67%) OTC Derivatives
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (16.67%) Business Analysis
1 1 (16.67%) Cash Management
1 1 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
1 1 (16.67%) Incident Management
1 1 (16.67%) OO
1 1 (16.67%) OOP
1 1 (16.67%) Process Improvement
1 1 (16.67%) Project Management
1 1 (16.67%) Software Engineering
1 1 (16.67%) TDD
1 1 (16.67%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) Java
1 1 (16.67%) Python
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
1 1 (16.67%) SAP
1 1 (16.67%) WorldPay