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 3 months to 30 April 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)
UK / Northern Ireland
3 months to
30 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 38 - 18
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) 10 0 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 4.17% - 5.26%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 8.26% - 11.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 0 2
Median daily rate £445 - £209
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 - £116
10% offered a daily rate of more than £615 - £302
UK excluding London median daily rate £435 £388 £400
% change year-on-year +12.25% -3.12%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £13.50
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 Northern Ireland with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
Northern Ireland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 121 37 53
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland 50.42% 37.37% 46.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 16 24
Median daily rate £410 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +26.15% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £81 £103
10% offered a daily rate of more than £615 £540 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year +3.89% +2.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Median hourly rate - - £12.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £23.00 £18.90
% change year-on-year +8.69% +21.69%  

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Job Vacancy Trend in Northern Ireland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 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 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 3 months to 30 April 2017.

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 3 months to 30 April 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
County Antrim - 8 £425 -
Foreign Exchange (FX)
UK

For the 6 months to 30 April 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 Northern Ireland region with a requirement for Foreign Exchange (FX).

1 13 (100.00%) Banking
2 9 (69.23%) Finance
2 9 (69.23%) Unix
3 7 (53.85%) Equities
4 6 (46.15%) Java
4 6 (46.15%) Fixed Income
5 4 (30.77%) Client Onboarding
5 4 (30.77%) FIX Connectivity
5 4 (30.77%) FIX Protocol
5 4 (30.77%) KDB
5 4 (30.77%) Investment Banking
5 4 (30.77%) Equity Derivative
5 4 (30.77%) Fidessa
5 4 (30.77%) Bloomberg
5 4 (30.77%) NYFIX
6 3 (23.08%) Requirements Analysis
6 3 (23.08%) Low Latency
6 3 (23.08%) Mentoring
7 2 (15.38%) Kdb+
7 2 (15.38%) Analytics
7 2 (15.38%) Electronic Trading
7 2 (15.38%) Mathematics
7 2 (15.38%) Korn
7 2 (15.38%) Degree
7 2 (15.38%) SQL
7 2 (15.38%) Linux
7 2 (15.38%) Python
8 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Office
8 1 (7.69%) C#
8 1 (7.69%) WPF

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 (7.69%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 4 (30.77%) FIX Connectivity
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (30.77%) KDB
2 2 (15.38%) Kdb+
General
1 13 (100.00%) Banking
2 9 (69.23%) Finance
3 4 (30.77%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (61.54%) Developer
2 6 (46.15%) Java Developer
2 6 (46.15%) Senior Developer
2 6 (46.15%) Senior Java Developer
3 3 (23.08%) Lead Developer
3 3 (23.08%) Technical Developer
3 3 (23.08%) Technical Leader
4 2 (15.38%) Electronic Trading Developer
4 2 (15.38%) Exchange Engineer
4 2 (15.38%) KDB Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) C# Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Operational Support Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Operations Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Operations Support Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Senior C# Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (30.77%) FIX Protocol
2 1 (7.69%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 7 (53.85%) Equities
2 6 (46.15%) Fixed Income
3 4 (30.77%) Equity Derivative
Operating Systems
1 9 (69.23%) Unix
2 2 (15.38%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (30.77%) Client Onboarding
2 3 (23.08%) Low Latency
2 3 (23.08%) Mentoring
2 3 (23.08%) Requirements Analysis
3 2 (15.38%) Analytics
3 2 (15.38%) Electronic Trading
3 2 (15.38%) Mathematics
Programming Languages
1 6 (46.15%) Java
2 2 (15.38%) Korn
2 2 (15.38%) Python
2 2 (15.38%) SQL
3 1 (7.69%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (15.38%) Degree
Vendors
1 4 (30.77%) Bloomberg
1 4 (30.77%) Fidessa
1 4 (30.77%) NYFIX