Period
to 27 July 2017

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 27 July 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
6 months to
27 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 65 - 24
Rank change year-on-year - +24 +8
Contract jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) 20 0 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 3.36% - 3.72%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 6.45% - 9.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 0 3
Northern Ireland median daily rate £425 - £325
10th Percentile £155 - £136
90th Percentile £673 - £448
UK median daily rate £600 £600 £600
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Northern Ireland median hourly rate - - £13.50
UK median hourly rate £47.50 £47.50 £13.50
% change year-on-year - +251.85% -40.00%

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 310 75 74
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland 52.10% 31.78% 39.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 269 30 36
Northern Ireland median daily rate £413 £311 £206
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +32.53% +50.91% -41.07%
10th Percentile £289 £80 £91
90th Percentile £468 £568 £503
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £405
% change year-on-year +5.88% +4.94% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 5
Northern Ireland median hourly rate £14.56 £15.13 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.74% +12.04% -
UK median hourly rate £20.50 £21.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year -2.38% +13.51% -7.50%

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 27 July 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 6 months to 27 July 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
County Antrim - 18 £425 -
Foreign Exchange (FX)
UK

For the 6 months to 27 July 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 19 (95.00%) Banking
2 15 (75.00%) Unix
3 14 (70.00%) Finance
4 12 (60.00%) Equities
5 11 (55.00%) Fixed Income
6 9 (45.00%) Low Latency
7 8 (40.00%) Mentoring
7 8 (40.00%) Requirements Analysis
7 8 (40.00%) Java
8 7 (35.00%) Investment Banking
8 7 (35.00%) Client Onboarding
9 5 (25.00%) FIX Connectivity
9 5 (25.00%) FIX Protocol
9 5 (25.00%) Equity Derivative
9 5 (25.00%) Fidessa
9 5 (25.00%) Bloomberg
9 5 (25.00%) NYFIX
10 4 (20.00%) KDB
11 3 (15.00%) Degree
11 3 (15.00%) Prime Brokerage
11 3 (15.00%) KYC
11 3 (15.00%) Legal
12 2 (10.00%) Korn
12 2 (10.00%) Linux
12 2 (10.00%) Python
12 2 (10.00%) SQL
12 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Office
12 2 (10.00%) C#
12 2 (10.00%) Analytics
12 2 (10.00%) Kdb+

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 (10.00%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 5 (25.00%) FIX Connectivity
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (20.00%) KDB
2 2 (10.00%) Kdb+
3 1 (5.00%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 19 (95.00%) Banking
2 14 (70.00%) Finance
3 7 (35.00%) Investment Banking
4 3 (15.00%) Legal
4 3 (15.00%) Prime Brokerage
5 1 (5.00%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 11 (55.00%) Developer
2 8 (40.00%) Java Developer
3 7 (35.00%) Senior Developer
3 7 (35.00%) Senior Java Developer
4 2 (10.00%) C# Developer
4 2 (10.00%) Electronic Trading Developer
4 2 (10.00%) Exchange Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) KDB Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Administrator
5 1 (5.00%) Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Big Data Developer
5 1 (5.00%) C++ Developer
5 1 (5.00%) C++/C# Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Operational Support Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Operations Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Operations Support Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Senior C# Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (25.00%) FIX Protocol
2 1 (5.00%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 12 (60.00%) Equities
2 11 (55.00%) Fixed Income
3 5 (25.00%) Equity Derivative
4 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (5.00%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 15 (75.00%) Unix
2 2 (10.00%) Linux
3 1 (5.00%) Windows
3 1 (5.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (45.00%) Low Latency
2 8 (40.00%) Mentoring
2 8 (40.00%) Requirements Analysis
3 7 (35.00%) Client Onboarding
4 3 (15.00%) KYC
5 2 (10.00%) Analytics
5 2 (10.00%) Electronic Trading
5 2 (10.00%) Mathematics
6 1 (5.00%) Asynchronous Programming
6 1 (5.00%) Concurrent Programming
6 1 (5.00%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (5.00%) Multithreading
6 1 (5.00%) Performance Improvement
6 1 (5.00%) Refactoring
6 1 (5.00%) Risk Management
6 1 (5.00%) TDD
6 1 (5.00%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 8 (40.00%) Java
2 2 (10.00%) C#
2 2 (10.00%) Korn
2 2 (10.00%) Python
2 2 (10.00%) SQL
3 1 (5.00%) C++
Qualifications
1 3 (15.00%) Degree
2 1 (5.00%) Computer Science Degree
Vendors
1 5 (25.00%) Bloomberg
1 5 (25.00%) Fidessa
1 5 (25.00%) NYFIX
2 1 (5.00%) Microsoft