Period
to 22 November 2017

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 6 months to 22 November 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)
England > North West
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 193 205 228
Rank change year-on-year +12 +23 -29
Contract jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) 13 13 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.23% 0.19% 0.19%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.78% 0.58% 0.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 5 6
North West median daily rate £480 £440 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% -26.67% +118.18%
England median daily rate £625 £600 £575
% change year-on-year +4.17% +4.35% -4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
North West median hourly rate £47.50 - -
England median hourly rate £46.25 - £16.50

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 the North West with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 1662 2237 2396
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 29.11% 32.61% 28.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 1062 1433 1424
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £389
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.89% +11.07%
10th Percentile £200 £250 £220
90th Percentile £575 £561 £550
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 88 88 110
North West median hourly rate £20.00 £16.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -8.57% +16.67%
10th Percentile £11.35 £11.45 £11.48
90th Percentile £55.00 £44.83 £46.29
England median hourly rate £20.60 £20.92 £19.08
% change year-on-year -1.51% +9.62% +6.00%

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

Job postings citing Foreign Exchange (FX) as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

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 6 months to 22 November 2017. 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
Cheshire - 7 £490 -
Merseyside -2 5 £413 -25.00%
Manchester +17 1 - - 1
Foreign Exchange (FX)
England

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 6 (46.15%) Finance
1 6 (46.15%) Banking
2 3 (23.08%) SOA
2 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
2 3 (23.08%) C#
2 3 (23.08%) Java
2 3 (23.08%) .NET
2 3 (23.08%) Visual Studio
2 3 (23.08%) SAP
2 3 (23.08%) ADO.NET
2 3 (23.08%) ASP.NET
2 3 (23.08%) Web Services
2 3 (23.08%) Investment Banking
2 3 (23.08%) WCF
2 3 (23.08%) Credit Risk
2 3 (23.08%) FxCop
2 3 (23.08%) ReSharper
2 3 (23.08%) SoapUI
2 3 (23.08%) MSBuild
2 3 (23.08%) T4 Templates
2 3 (23.08%) Relational Database
3 2 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (15.38%) CA Service Virtualization
3 2 (15.38%) Prototyping
3 2 (15.38%) Regulatory Compliance
3 2 (15.38%) Data Reconciliation
3 2 (15.38%) Target Operating Model
3 2 (15.38%) Process Improvement
3 2 (15.38%) PegaRULES
3 2 (15.38%) Agile Software Development

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Co-occurring 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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (15.38%) PegaRULES
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle SOA Suite
Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) SAP FI
1 1 (7.69%) SAP PM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (15.38%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (23.08%) Relational Database
2 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (23.08%) FxCop
1 3 (23.08%) MSBuild
1 3 (23.08%) ReSharper
1 3 (23.08%) SoapUI
1 3 (23.08%) T4 Templates
1 3 (23.08%) Visual Studio
2 2 (15.38%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (7.69%) Cucumber
General
1 6 (46.15%) Banking
1 6 (46.15%) Finance
2 3 (23.08%) Investment Banking
3 1 (7.69%) Military
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) Developer
2 3 (23.08%) .NET Developer
3 2 (15.38%) Administrator
3 2 (15.38%) Business Change Manager
3 2 (15.38%) Business Manager
3 2 (15.38%) Change Manager
3 2 (15.38%) Consultant
3 2 (15.38%) Java Developer
3 2 (15.38%) SAP Consultant
3 2 (15.38%) SAP PM Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) Automation Tester
4 1 (7.69%) C# .NET Developer
4 1 (7.69%) C# WCF Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Developer/Software Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Java Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Java Software Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Java Software Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Senior .NET Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Developer
4 1 (7.69%) WCF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (23.08%) .NET
1 3 (23.08%) ADO.NET
1 3 (23.08%) ASP.NET
1 3 (23.08%) WCF
1 3 (23.08%) Web Services
2 1 (7.69%) Gherkin
2 1 (7.69%) Middleware
2 1 (7.69%) Swing
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) Credit Risk
2 2 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (15.38%) DataPower
3 1 (7.69%) Acoustics
3 1 (7.69%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.69%) Linux
1 1 (7.69%) Windows
1 1 (7.69%) Windows Server
1 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (23.08%) SOA
2 2 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (15.38%) Data Reconciliation
2 2 (15.38%) Integration Testing
2 2 (15.38%) Process Improvement
2 2 (15.38%) Prototyping
2 2 (15.38%) Regulatory Compliance
2 2 (15.38%) Requirements Analysis
2 2 (15.38%) Software Engineering
2 2 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (15.38%) Target Operating Model
2 2 (15.38%) Unit Testing
2 2 (15.38%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (7.69%) Customer Requirements
3 1 (7.69%) Facilities Management
3 1 (7.69%) Manual Testing
3 1 (7.69%) SDLC
3 1 (7.69%) Test Automation
3 1 (7.69%) UML
3 1 (7.69%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 3 (23.08%) C#
1 3 (23.08%) Java
2 2 (15.38%) SQL
3 1 (7.69%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) SC Cleared
1 1 (7.69%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 2 (15.38%) CA Service Virtualization
Vendors
1 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
1 3 (23.08%) SAP
2 2 (15.38%) CA
3 1 (7.69%) Murex
3 1 (7.69%) Oracle
3 1 (7.69%) Pega