Period
to 15 July 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 15 July 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
15 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 49 61 -
Rank change year-on-year +12 - +25
Contract jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) 10 20 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 2.30% 3.39% -
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.67% 6.49% -
Number of daily rates quoted 9 11 0
Northern Ireland median daily rate £500 £425 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.65% - -
UK median daily rate £650 £600 £600
% change year-on-year +8.33% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Northern Ireland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £34.50 £47.50 £47.50
% change year-on-year -27.37% - +251.85%

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 214 308 71
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 49.20% 52.20% 31.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 172 264 29
Northern Ireland median daily rate £455 £413 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.30% +26.92% +76.87%
10th Percentile £263 £289 £80
90th Percentile £538 £467 £573
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 1
Northern Ireland median hourly rate £13.50 £14.56 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.28% -38.04% +74.07%
10th Percentile £12.03 £14.56 £23.25
90th Percentile £15.85 £14.56 £23.75
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £20.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year +9.76% -2.38% +16.67%

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 15 July 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 15 July 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 +10 9 £500 +17.65% 2
County Londonderry - 1 £638 -
Foreign Exchange (FX)
UK

For the 6 months to 15 July 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 9 (90.00%) Front Office
2 8 (80.00%) C#
2 8 (80.00%) Electronic Trading
3 7 (70.00%) Continuous Integration
3 7 (70.00%) Test Automation
3 7 (70.00%) TDD
3 7 (70.00%) Finance
4 6 (60.00%) OO
4 6 (60.00%) Python
4 6 (60.00%) Reuters
4 6 (60.00%) HTML
4 6 (60.00%) Java
4 6 (60.00%) JavaScript
4 6 (60.00%) SQL Server
4 6 (60.00%) JUnit
4 6 (60.00%) Spring
4 6 (60.00%) Maven
4 6 (60.00%) Hibernate
4 6 (60.00%) WPF
4 6 (60.00%) Unit Testing
4 6 (60.00%) JSON
4 6 (60.00%) HTML5
4 6 (60.00%) REST
4 6 (60.00%) TeamCity
4 6 (60.00%) Git (software)
4 6 (60.00%) Kafka
4 6 (60.00%) Jenkins
4 6 (60.00%) Akka
4 6 (60.00%) TypeScript
4 6 (60.00%) React

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:

Cloud Services
1 6 (60.00%) npm
1 6 (60.00%) Yarn
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (60.00%) SQL Server
1 6 (60.00%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 6 (60.00%) Git (software)
1 6 (60.00%) Jenkins
1 6 (60.00%) JUnit
1 6 (60.00%) Maven
1 6 (60.00%) TeamCity
2 1 (10.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 9 (90.00%) Front Office
2 7 (70.00%) Finance
3 4 (40.00%) Banking
4 3 (30.00%) Investment Banking
5 1 (10.00%) Legal
5 1 (10.00%) Prime Brokerage
Job Titles
1 7 (70.00%) Developer
2 6 (60.00%) Java Developer
3 2 (20.00%) Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Analyst Programmer
4 1 (10.00%) Banking Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Business Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) C# Developer
4 1 (10.00%) C# Programmer
4 1 (10.00%) Electronic Trading Business Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Programmer
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Analyst Programmer
4 1 (10.00%) Senior C# Analyst Programmer
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (60.00%) Akka
1 6 (60.00%) Hibernate
1 6 (60.00%) HTML
1 6 (60.00%) HTML5
1 6 (60.00%) JSON
1 6 (60.00%) Kafka
1 6 (60.00%) React
1 6 (60.00%) Redux
1 6 (60.00%) REST
1 6 (60.00%) Spring
1 6 (60.00%) Spring Boot
1 6 (60.00%) WPF
1 6 (60.00%) Zuul
2 1 (10.00%) .NET
2 1 (10.00%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Data Structures
2 2 (20.00%) Fixed Income
3 1 (10.00%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Windows
1 1 (10.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (80.00%) Electronic Trading
2 7 (70.00%) Continuous Integration
2 7 (70.00%) TDD
2 7 (70.00%) Test Automation
3 6 (60.00%) Garbage Collection
3 6 (60.00%) OO
3 6 (60.00%) SOLID
3 6 (60.00%) Unit Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Low Latency
4 2 (20.00%) Multithreading
4 2 (20.00%) OOP
5 1 (10.00%) Asynchronous Programming
5 1 (10.00%) Business Analysis
5 1 (10.00%) Concurrent Programming
5 1 (10.00%) KYC
5 1 (10.00%) Market Making
5 1 (10.00%) Performance Improvement
5 1 (10.00%) Refactoring
5 1 (10.00%) Risk Management
5 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (80.00%) C#
2 6 (60.00%) ES6
2 6 (60.00%) Java
2 6 (60.00%) Java 8
2 6 (60.00%) JavaScript
2 6 (60.00%) Python
2 6 (60.00%) TypeScript
3 1 (10.00%) C++
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) Computer Science Degree
1 1 (10.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (60.00%) FXall
1 6 (60.00%) Reuters