The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Foreign Exchange (FX) in contract job vacancies advertised in the South East. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Foreign Exchange (FX) over the 3 months to 28 March 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)
England / South East
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 250 260 266
Rank change year-on-year +10 +6  
Contract jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) 4 7 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.051% 0.075% 0.050%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.17% 0.25% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 6 5
Median daily rate £650 £513 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +26.82% +28.12%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £458 £400 £433
% change year-on-year +14.37% -7.51%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 the South East with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 2407 2767 2811
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 30.72% 29.83% 28.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 1370 1655 1458
Median daily rate £400 £380 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 129 150 167
Median hourly rate £17.25 £38.50 £18.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -55.19% +103.70%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £13.00 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.30 £55.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.68 £27.22 £18.83
% change year-on-year -31.36% +44.56%  

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East 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 the South East

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) in the South East.

Contractor daily rate trend for Foreign Exchange (FX) in the South East

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) in the South East over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Foreign Exchange (FX) in the South East

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Foreign Exchange (FX) in the South East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Foreign Exchange (FX) in the South East

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 3 months to 28 March 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
Berkshire +26 1 £285 - 3
Hampshire - 1 - -
Foreign Exchange (FX)
England

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 South East region with a requirement for Foreign Exchange (FX).

1 8 (100.00%) Finance
2 6 (75.00%) SAP
3 4 (50.00%) Oracle
4 3 (37.50%) E-Commerce
4 3 (37.50%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (25.00%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (25.00%) Middleware
5 2 (25.00%) SAP FI
5 2 (25.00%) CRM
5 2 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (25.00%) Firewall
5 2 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (25.00%) SOA
5 2 (25.00%) Telecoms
5 2 (25.00%) Banking
5 2 (25.00%) Retail
5 2 (25.00%) SAP PI
5 2 (25.00%) Pega
5 2 (25.00%) Social Media
5 2 (25.00%) SCADA
5 2 (25.00%) Digital Media
5 2 (25.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 2 (25.00%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (25.00%) Guidewire
5 2 (25.00%) MuleSoft
5 2 (25.00%) Solvency II
6 1 (12.50%) REST
6 1 (12.50%) Open Source
6 1 (12.50%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 1 (12.50%) Data Centre

Foreign Exchange (FX)
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (25.00%) BizTalk Server
1 2 (25.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (12.50%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
1 1 (12.50%) MS Office
1 1 (12.50%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (25.00%) SAP FI
2 1 (12.50%) SAP CO
2 1 (12.50%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (12.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) Firewall
2 1 (12.50%) Multicast
2 1 (12.50%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (12.50%) Apache Hive
2 1 (12.50%) Big Data
2 1 (12.50%) Essbase
2 1 (12.50%) Hadoop
2 1 (12.50%) Relational Database
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) JUnit
General
1 8 (100.00%) Finance
2 2 (25.00%) Banking
2 2 (25.00%) Retail
2 2 (25.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (12.50%) Electronics
3 1 (12.50%) Legal
3 1 (12.50%) Manufacturing
3 1 (12.50%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 2 (25.00%) Architect
1 2 (25.00%) Consultant
1 2 (25.00%) Developer
1 2 (25.00%) SAP Consultant
1 2 (25.00%) SAP FI Consultant
1 2 (25.00%) Senior Architect
1 2 (25.00%) Senior Solutions Architect
1 2 (25.00%) Solutions Architect
2 1 (12.50%) Accountant
2 1 (12.50%) Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) C# Developer
2 1 (12.50%) C# Developer - Commodities
2 1 (12.50%) Financial Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Hadoop Developer
2 1 (12.50%) SAP CO Consultant
2 1 (12.50%) SAP FI/CO Consultant
2 1 (12.50%) Service Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Support Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) SWIFT Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) Middleware
1 2 (25.00%) SAP PI
2 1 (12.50%) .NET
2 1 (12.50%) AngularJS
2 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET
2 1 (12.50%) FIX Protocol
2 1 (12.50%) HTML
2 1 (12.50%) Kafka
2 1 (12.50%) Rendezvous
2 1 (12.50%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Digital Media
1 2 (25.00%) Enterprise Software
1 2 (25.00%) SCADA
1 2 (25.00%) Social Media
2 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (12.50%) Data Centre
2 1 (12.50%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Solaris
1 1 (12.50%) Unix
1 1 (12.50%) Windows
1 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Business Intelligence
1 3 (37.50%) E-Commerce
2 2 (25.00%) CRM
2 2 (25.00%) SOA
2 2 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (12.50%) Asset Management
3 1 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (12.50%) DevOps
3 1 (12.50%) Digital Marketing
3 1 (12.50%) ERP
3 1 (12.50%) Incident Management
3 1 (12.50%) Mathematics
3 1 (12.50%) MVC
3 1 (12.50%) Open Source
3 1 (12.50%) Operational Acceptance Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Programme Management
3 1 (12.50%) Risk Management
3 1 (12.50%) System Testing
3 1 (12.50%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) C#
1 1 (12.50%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) ACCA
1 1 (12.50%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) Solvency II
2 1 (12.50%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (12.50%) GAAP
2 1 (12.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (12.50%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) HDFS
1 1 (12.50%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) Control-M
1 1 (12.50%) ITRS Geneos
1 1 (12.50%) NetBackup
1 1 (12.50%) SCOM
Vendors
1 6 (75.00%) SAP
2 4 (50.00%) Oracle
3 2 (25.00%) Guidewire
3 2 (25.00%) MuleSoft
3 2 (25.00%) Pega
4 1 (12.50%) Cadence
4 1 (12.50%) Citrix
4 1 (12.50%) HP
4 1 (12.50%) Hyperion
4 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
4 1 (12.50%) Remedy
4 1 (12.50%) Sun
4 1 (12.50%) TIBCO
4 1 (12.50%) VMware
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