Period
to 10 December 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 10 December 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
10 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 50 37 25
Rank change year-on-year -13 -12 +1
Contract jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) 28 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 4.86% 1.63% 0.76%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 8.83% 5.43% 1.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 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 £256 £330 £350
90th Percentile £349 £413 £450
UK median daily rate £625 £600 £575
% change year-on-year +4.17% +4.35% -4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Northern Ireland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £117.50 - £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 317 92 63
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 55.03% 29.97% 47.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 265 58 38
Northern Ireland median daily rate £425 £375 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% +25.00% -2.04%
10th Percentile £311 £250 £88
90th Percentile £538 £529 £454
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £423
% change year-on-year +5.88% +0.47% +5.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 10 1
Northern Ireland median hourly rate £14.78 £13.63 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.48% +0.93% -19.26%
10th Percentile £14.51 £10.00 £12.75
90th Percentile £15.41 £17.68 £14.25
UK median hourly rate £21.20 £20.84 £19.50
% change year-on-year +1.76% +6.85% +8.33%

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 10 December 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 10 December 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 -22 24 £310 -13.89% 1
Foreign Exchange (FX)
UK

For the 6 months to 10 December 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 27 (96.43%) Banking
2 25 (89.29%) Finance
3 18 (64.29%) Unix
4 17 (60.71%) Agile Software Development
5 16 (57.14%) Test Automation
5 16 (57.14%) Java
5 16 (57.14%) Risk Management
5 16 (57.14%) Low Latency
6 15 (53.57%) QA
6 15 (53.57%) Functional Testing
6 15 (53.57%) Non-Functional Testing
7 12 (42.86%) JavaScript
8 9 (32.14%) Fixed Income
8 9 (32.14%) Equities
8 9 (32.14%) FIX Protocol
9 8 (28.57%) Requirements Analysis
9 8 (28.57%) Ruby
9 8 (28.57%) Jenkins
9 8 (28.57%) Hudson
9 8 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
9 8 (28.57%) Mentoring
10 7 (25.00%) SQL
10 7 (25.00%) Performance Testing
11 6 (21.43%) ISTQB
11 6 (21.43%) JIRA
11 6 (21.43%) Python
11 6 (21.43%) HP
11 6 (21.43%) ISEB
12 5 (17.86%) Regression Testing
13 4 (14.29%) Investment Banking

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 (7.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.57%) FIX Connectivity
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.57%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 8 (28.57%) Hudson
1 8 (28.57%) Jenkins
2 6 (21.43%) JIRA
3 4 (14.29%) Zephyr
4 1 (3.57%) Visual Studio
General
1 27 (96.43%) Banking
2 25 (89.29%) Finance
3 4 (14.29%) Investment Banking
4 1 (3.57%) Front Office
4 1 (3.57%) Legal
4 1 (3.57%) Prime Brokerage
Job Titles
1 13 (46.43%) Tester
2 9 (32.14%) Developer
3 8 (28.57%) Java Developer
4 7 (25.00%) Manual Tester
4 7 (25.00%) Senior Developer
4 7 (25.00%) Senior Java Developer
5 6 (21.43%) Automation Tester
6 3 (10.71%) Analyst
7 2 (7.14%) PMO Analyst
8 1 (3.57%) Automation Test Analyst
8 1 (3.57%) Big Data Developer
8 1 (3.57%) C# Developer
8 1 (3.57%) C++ Developer
8 1 (3.57%) C++/C# Developer
8 1 (3.57%) Test Analyst
8 1 (3.57%) Test Automation Engineer
8 1 (3.57%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (32.14%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 9 (32.14%) Equities
1 9 (32.14%) Fixed Income
2 2 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (7.14%) Derivative
3 1 (3.57%) Data Structures
3 1 (3.57%) Equity Derivative
Operating Systems
1 18 (64.29%) Unix
2 1 (3.57%) Windows
2 1 (3.57%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (60.71%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (57.14%) Low Latency
2 16 (57.14%) Risk Management
2 16 (57.14%) Test Automation
3 15 (53.57%) Functional Testing
3 15 (53.57%) Non-Functional Testing
4 8 (28.57%) Mentoring
4 8 (28.57%) Requirements Analysis
4 8 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
5 7 (25.00%) Performance Testing
6 5 (17.86%) Regression Testing
7 2 (7.14%) Client Onboarding
7 2 (7.14%) Issue Tracking
7 2 (7.14%) Requirements Management
7 2 (7.14%) SDLC
7 2 (7.14%) Waterfall
8 1 (3.57%) Asynchronous Programming
8 1 (3.57%) Automated Trading
8 1 (3.57%) KYC
8 1 (3.57%) Scorecard
Programming Languages
1 16 (57.14%) Java
2 12 (42.86%) JavaScript
3 8 (28.57%) Ruby
4 7 (25.00%) SQL
5 6 (21.43%) Python
6 1 (3.57%) C#
6 1 (3.57%) C++
Qualifications
1 6 (21.43%) ISEB
1 6 (21.43%) ISTQB
2 1 (3.57%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (3.57%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (53.57%) QA
2 2 (7.14%) PMO
Vendors
1 6 (21.43%) HP
2 1 (3.57%) Bloomberg
2 1 (3.57%) Fidessa
2 1 (3.57%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.57%) NYFIX