Period
to 16 October 2018

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Foreign Exchange (FX) in contract job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Foreign Exchange (FX) over the 6 months to 16 October 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)
UK > Northern Ireland
6 months to
16 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 49 70 36
Rank change year-on-year +21 -34 -12
Contract jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) 4 19 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 1.01% 2.84% 0.76%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.45% 5.12% 2.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 2
Northern Ireland median daily rate £376 £164 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +129.97% -56.40% -11.76%
10th Percentile £297 £157 £338
90th Percentile £484 £394 £413
UK median daily rate £625 £600 £588
% change year-on-year +4.17% +2.13% +2.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Northern Ireland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £55.00 £46.25 £65.00
% change year-on-year +18.92% -28.85% +293.94%

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 Northern Ireland with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
Northern Ireland
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 163 371 85
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 41.16% 55.46% 32.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 313 42
Northern Ireland median daily rate £432 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.61% +10.00% +25.00%
10th Percentile £263 £325 £206
90th Percentile £512 £479 £516
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 1 8
Northern Ireland median hourly rate £39.75 £14.56 £15.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +173.01% -3.74% -52.73%
10th Percentile £11.98 £14.56 £10.00
90th Percentile £43.43 £14.56 £19.03
UK median hourly rate £21.25 £20.21 £20.00
% change year-on-year +5.15% +1.05% +7.99%

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Job Vacancy Trend in Northern Ireland

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

Job vacancy trend for Foreign Exchange (FX) in Northern Ireland

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Foreign Exchange (FX) in Northern Ireland

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Northern Ireland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) in Northern Ireland over the 6 months to 16 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Foreign Exchange (FX) in Northern Ireland

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Contract Job Locations in Northern Ireland

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 Northern Ireland region over the 6 months to 16 October 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
County Antrim +22 4 £376 +129.97% 1
Foreign Exchange (FX)
UK

For the 6 months to 16 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Northern Ireland region with a requirement for Foreign Exchange (FX).

1 3 (75.00%) Banking
1 3 (75.00%) Investment Banking
1 3 (75.00%) JIRA
1 3 (75.00%) QA
2 2 (50.00%) Selenium
2 2 (50.00%) Issue Tracking
2 2 (50.00%) TestComplete
2 2 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (50.00%) HP
2 2 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (50.00%) SQL
2 2 (50.00%) Unix
2 2 (50.00%) Python
2 2 (50.00%) Requirements Management
2 2 (50.00%) HP ALM
3 1 (25.00%) Regression Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Front Office
3 1 (25.00%) Finance
3 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (25.00%) Fixed Income
3 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (25.00%) TDD
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (25.00%) BDD
3 1 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (25.00%) Functional Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Non-Functional Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Electronic Trading
3 1 (25.00%) FIX Protocol

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Co-occurring IT Skills in Northern Ireland 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 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Excel
Development Applications
1 3 (75.00%) JIRA
2 2 (50.00%) Selenium
2 2 (50.00%) TestComplete
General
1 3 (75.00%) Banking
1 3 (75.00%) Investment Banking
2 1 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (25.00%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Business Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Automation Tester
2 1 (25.00%) Banking Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Electronic Trading Business Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Operations Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Operations Business Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Test Automation Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Test Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Issue Tracking
1 2 (50.00%) Requirements Management
1 2 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) BDD
2 1 (25.00%) Business Analysis
2 1 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (25.00%) Electronic Trading
2 1 (25.00%) Functional Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Non-Functional Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Regression Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (25.00%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) JavaScript
1 2 (50.00%) Python
1 2 (50.00%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (75.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (50.00%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) HP
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft