Period
to 20 April 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 20 April 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
20 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 39 49 -
Rank change year-on-year +10 - +27
Contract jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) 25 12 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 5.54% 2.56% -
As % of the Miscellaneous category 10.59% 5.43% -
Number of daily rates quoted 23 10 0
Northern Ireland median daily rate £325 £425 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -23.53% - -
UK median daily rate £675 £600 £600
% change year-on-year +12.50% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Northern Ireland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £24.00 £40.00 £22.84
% change year-on-year -40.00% +75.17% -16.96%

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 236 221 68
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 52.33% 47.12% 34.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 194 186 29
Northern Ireland median daily rate £450 £400 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +29.03% +45.88%
10th Percentile £292 £260 £80
90th Percentile £550 £588 £533
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 1
Northern Ireland median hourly rate £16.50 £13.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.92% -3.70% -
10th Percentile £12.38 £12.50 £12.75
90th Percentile £36.25 £13.50 £14.25
UK median hourly rate £21.79 £20.97 £21.00
% change year-on-year +3.91% -0.14% +20.00%

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 20 April 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 20 April 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 20 £323 -17.77%
County Londonderry - 1 £638 -
Foreign Exchange (FX)
UK

For the 6 months to 20 April 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 22 (88.00%) Finance
2 21 (84.00%) Test Automation
3 19 (76.00%) Banking
4 18 (72.00%) JavaScript
5 16 (64.00%) Agile Software Development
6 15 (60.00%) Risk Management
7 14 (56.00%) QA
7 14 (56.00%) Java
7 14 (56.00%) Functional Testing
7 14 (56.00%) Non-Functional Testing
7 14 (56.00%) Jenkins
8 12 (48.00%) Python
9 9 (36.00%) Low Latency
10 8 (32.00%) Hudson
10 8 (32.00%) Front Office
10 8 (32.00%) Unix
10 8 (32.00%) C#
10 8 (32.00%) FIX Protocol
10 8 (32.00%) User Acceptance Testing
10 8 (32.00%) Ruby
11 7 (28.00%) TDD
11 7 (28.00%) Performance Testing
11 7 (28.00%) Continuous Integration
11 7 (28.00%) Electronic Trading
12 6 (24.00%) Hibernate
12 6 (24.00%) HTML
12 6 (24.00%) SQL
12 6 (24.00%) SQL Server
12 6 (24.00%) JUnit
12 6 (24.00%) OO

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 2 (8.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 6 (24.00%) npm
1 6 (24.00%) Yarn
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (24.00%) SQL Server
1 6 (24.00%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 14 (56.00%) Jenkins
2 8 (32.00%) Hudson
3 6 (24.00%) Git (software)
3 6 (24.00%) JIRA
3 6 (24.00%) JUnit
3 6 (24.00%) Maven
3 6 (24.00%) TeamCity
4 4 (16.00%) Zephyr
5 1 (4.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 22 (88.00%) Finance
2 19 (76.00%) Banking
3 8 (32.00%) Front Office
4 4 (16.00%) Investment Banking
5 1 (4.00%) Legal
5 1 (4.00%) Prime Brokerage
Job Titles
1 12 (48.00%) Tester
2 7 (28.00%) Developer
3 6 (24.00%) Automation Tester
3 6 (24.00%) Java Developer
3 6 (24.00%) Manual Tester
4 4 (16.00%) Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) PMO Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) Analyst Programmer
6 1 (4.00%) Automation Test Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) C# Developer
6 1 (4.00%) C# Programmer
6 1 (4.00%) Programmer
6 1 (4.00%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) Senior Analyst Programmer
6 1 (4.00%) Senior C# Analyst Programmer
6 1 (4.00%) Senior Programmer
6 1 (4.00%) Test Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) Test Automation Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (32.00%) FIX Protocol
2 6 (24.00%) Akka
2 6 (24.00%) Hibernate
2 6 (24.00%) HTML
2 6 (24.00%) HTML5
2 6 (24.00%) JSON
2 6 (24.00%) Kafka
2 6 (24.00%) React
2 6 (24.00%) Redux
2 6 (24.00%) REST
2 6 (24.00%) Spring
2 6 (24.00%) Spring Boot
2 6 (24.00%) WPF
2 6 (24.00%) Zuul
3 1 (4.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.00%) Data Structures
2 2 (8.00%) Derivative
3 1 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.00%) Equities
3 1 (4.00%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 8 (32.00%) Unix
2 1 (4.00%) Windows
2 1 (4.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (84.00%) Test Automation
2 16 (64.00%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (60.00%) Risk Management
4 14 (56.00%) Functional Testing
4 14 (56.00%) Non-Functional Testing
5 9 (36.00%) Low Latency
6 8 (32.00%) User Acceptance Testing
7 7 (28.00%) Continuous Integration
7 7 (28.00%) Electronic Trading
7 7 (28.00%) Performance Testing
7 7 (28.00%) TDD
8 6 (24.00%) Garbage Collection
8 6 (24.00%) OO
8 6 (24.00%) SOLID
8 6 (24.00%) Unit Testing
9 4 (16.00%) Regression Testing
10 2 (8.00%) Multithreading
10 2 (8.00%) OOP
10 2 (8.00%) Requirements Management
10 2 (8.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 18 (72.00%) JavaScript
2 14 (56.00%) Java
3 12 (48.00%) Python
4 8 (32.00%) C#
4 8 (32.00%) Ruby
5 6 (24.00%) ES6
5 6 (24.00%) Java 8
5 6 (24.00%) SQL
5 6 (24.00%) TypeScript
6 1 (4.00%) C++
Qualifications
1 6 (24.00%) ISEB
1 6 (24.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (4.00%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (4.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (56.00%) QA
2 2 (8.00%) PMO
Systems Management
1 6 (24.00%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 6 (24.00%) FXall
1 6 (24.00%) HP
1 6 (24.00%) Reuters
2 1 (4.00%) Microsoft