Period
to 22 January 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 22 January 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
22 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 48 42 26
Rank change year-on-year -6 -16 -2
Contract jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) 23 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 4.59% 1.43% 0.63%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 8.42% 3.73% 1.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 5 1
Northern Ireland median daily rate £315 £360 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% -10.00% +3.23%
10th Percentile £265 £330 £350
90th Percentile £338 £413 £450
UK median daily rate £630 £600 £575
% change year-on-year +5.00% +4.35% -2.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Northern Ireland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £45.00 - £16.50

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 273 134 65
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 54.49% 38.29% 40.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 221 100 35
Northern Ireland median daily rate £430 £385 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.69% +28.33% -
10th Percentile £310 £238 £238
90th Percentile £538 £588 £485
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 1
Northern Ireland median hourly rate £24.75 £13.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +90.38% -3.70% -19.26%
10th Percentile £15.93 £10.00 £12.75
90th Percentile £36.75 £17.00 £14.25
UK median hourly rate £21.70 £20.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +5.85% +2.50% +14.29%

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)
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 22 January 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 19 £310 -13.89% 1
Foreign Exchange (FX)
UK

For the 6 months to 22 January 2018, 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 23 (100.00%) Banking
2 21 (91.30%) Finance
3 18 (78.26%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (65.22%) Risk Management
4 15 (65.22%) QA
4 15 (65.22%) Test Automation
4 15 (65.22%) Functional Testing
4 15 (65.22%) Non-Functional Testing
5 14 (60.87%) Unix
6 13 (56.52%) Java
7 12 (52.17%) JavaScript
7 12 (52.17%) Low Latency
8 8 (34.78%) Jenkins
8 8 (34.78%) User Acceptance Testing
8 8 (34.78%) Hudson
8 8 (34.78%) Ruby
8 8 (34.78%) FIX Protocol
9 7 (30.43%) SQL
9 7 (30.43%) Performance Testing
10 6 (26.09%) HP
10 6 (26.09%) ISEB
10 6 (26.09%) Python
10 6 (26.09%) JIRA
10 6 (26.09%) ISTQB
11 5 (21.74%) Requirements Analysis
11 5 (21.74%) Fixed Income
11 5 (21.74%) Equities
11 5 (21.74%) Regression Testing
11 5 (21.74%) Mentoring
12 4 (17.39%) Zephyr

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 3 (13.04%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Excel
Development Applications
1 8 (34.78%) Hudson
1 8 (34.78%) Jenkins
2 6 (26.09%) JIRA
3 4 (17.39%) Zephyr
General
1 23 (100.00%) Banking
2 21 (91.30%) Finance
3 3 (13.04%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (56.52%) Tester
2 7 (30.43%) Manual Tester
3 6 (26.09%) Automation Tester
4 5 (21.74%) Developer
4 5 (21.74%) Java Developer
4 5 (21.74%) Senior Developer
4 5 (21.74%) Senior Java Developer
5 4 (17.39%) Analyst
6 3 (13.04%) PMO Analyst
7 1 (4.35%) Automation Test Analyst
7 1 (4.35%) Test Analyst
7 1 (4.35%) Test Automation Engineer
7 1 (4.35%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (34.78%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 5 (21.74%) Equities
1 5 (21.74%) Fixed Income
2 3 (13.04%) Derivative
3 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 14 (60.87%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (78.26%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (65.22%) Functional Testing
2 15 (65.22%) Non-Functional Testing
2 15 (65.22%) Risk Management
2 15 (65.22%) Test Automation
3 12 (52.17%) Low Latency
4 8 (34.78%) User Acceptance Testing
5 7 (30.43%) Performance Testing
6 5 (21.74%) Mentoring
6 5 (21.74%) Regression Testing
6 5 (21.74%) Requirements Analysis
7 3 (13.04%) SDLC
7 3 (13.04%) Waterfall
8 2 (8.70%) Issue Tracking
8 2 (8.70%) Requirements Management
8 2 (8.70%) Scorecard
9 1 (4.35%) Automated Trading
9 1 (4.35%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 13 (56.52%) Java
2 12 (52.17%) JavaScript
3 8 (34.78%) Ruby
4 7 (30.43%) SQL
5 6 (26.09%) Python
Qualifications
1 6 (26.09%) ISEB
1 6 (26.09%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (65.22%) QA
2 3 (13.04%) PMO
Vendors
1 6 (26.09%) HP
2 2 (8.70%) Microsoft