The table below looks at the statistics for FIX Protocol skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited FIX Protocol over the 3 months to 1 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Financial Information eXchange (FIX) Protocol
Rank 154 148 145
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -3
Contract jobs citing FIX Protocol 43 54 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.80% 0.92% 1.01%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.62% 3.04% 3.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 39 39
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £348 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £675 £675
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+18.75% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
1643 1775 2211
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 30.49% 30.09% 30.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 1355 1312 1666
Average daily rate £450 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £308 £296
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 13 15
Average hourly rate £40.00 £45.00 £31.49
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +42.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.70 £16.00 £25.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £187.50 £45.00 £57.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+12.14% -

FIX Protocol
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing FIX Protocol across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

FIX Protocol Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

FIX Protocol
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing FIX Protocol across the City of London region.

FIX Protocol Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

FIX Protocol
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing FIX Protocol across the City of London region over the 3 months to 1 September 2015.

FIX Protocol Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

FIX Protocol
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing FIX Protocol across the City of London region.

FIX Protocol Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

FIX Protocol
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing FIX Protocol also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited FIX Protocol.

1 48 (50.00%) Banking
2 45 (46.88%) UNIX
3 42 (43.75%) Front Office
4 31 (32.29%) SQL
5 30 (31.25%) Linux
6 29 (30.21%) Finance
7 28 (29.17%) Equities
7 28 (29.17%) Investment Banking
8 27 (28.13%) Java
8 27 (28.13%) Derivative
9 22 (22.92%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 22 (22.92%) Low Latency
10 21 (21.88%) Multithreading
11 15 (15.63%) Oracle
12 14 (14.58%) Electronic Trading
12 14 (14.58%) Algorithmic Trading
13 12 (12.50%) Fixed Income
13 12 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
13 12 (12.50%) Windows
13 12 (12.50%) Equity Derivative
14 11 (11.46%) OO
14 11 (11.46%) C++
14 11 (11.46%) Asset Management
15 10 (10.42%) Perl
15 10 (10.42%) TIBCO
16 9 (9.38%) SQL Server
16 9 (9.38%) C#
17 8 (8.33%) Relational Database
17 8 (8.33%) Bloomberg
17 8 (8.33%) Back Office

FIX Protocol
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing FIX Protocol also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited FIX Protocol. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (3.13%) MTS
2 1 (1.04%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.04%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.04%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 7 (7.29%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.13%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.08%) thinkFolio
2 1 (1.04%) MetaTrader
Communications & Networking
1 7 (7.29%) Firewall
2 6 (6.25%) TCP/IP
3 4 (4.17%) Multicast
4 2 (2.08%) VPN
4 2 (2.08%) LAN
5 1 (1.04%) VoIP
5 1 (1.04%) WAN
5 1 (1.04%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (9.38%) SQL Server
2 8 (8.33%) Relational Database
3 3 (3.13%) Oracle Database
4 2 (2.08%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (2.08%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.04%) KDB
5 1 (1.04%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 4 (4.17%) JIRA
2 3 (3.13%) TeamCity
2 3 (3.13%) Subversion
3 2 (2.08%) Maven
4 1 (1.04%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.04%) Moq
4 1 (1.04%) Cucumber
4 1 (1.04%) SpecFlow
4 1 (1.04%) JUnit
4 1 (1.04%) Eclipse
4 1 (1.04%) LoadRunner
4 1 (1.04%) NUnit
General
1 48 (50.00%) Banking
2 42 (43.75%) Front Office
3 29 (30.21%) Finance
4 28 (29.17%) Investment Banking
5 8 (8.33%) Back Office
6 2 (2.08%) Mandarin Language
6 2 (2.08%) Financial Institution
7 1 (1.04%) Telecoms
7 1 (1.04%) Legal
7 1 (1.04%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 34 (35.42%) Developer
2 25 (26.04%) Analyst
3 18 (18.75%) Java Developer
4 13 (13.54%) Applications Support
5 12 (12.50%) Support Analyst
6 11 (11.46%) C++ Developer
7 10 (10.42%) Consultant
8 9 (9.38%) FIX Analyst
9 5 (5.21%) Applications Support Analyst
10 4 (4.17%) Business Analyst
11 3 (3.13%) IT Business Analyst
11 3 (3.13%) Fidessa Business Analyst
11 3 (3.13%) Fidessa Analyst
11 3 (3.13%) Real Time Developer
12 2 (2.08%) Senior Java Developer
12 2 (2.08%) Support Specialist
12 2 (2.08%) Java Swing Developer
12 2 (2.08%) Desktop Support
12 2 (2.08%) Architect
12 2 (2.08%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (7.29%) XML
2 6 (6.25%) Middleware
2 6 (6.25%) FpML
2 6 (6.25%) Spring
3 5 (5.21%) TIBCO EMS
4 4 (4.17%) WebSphere MQ
4 4 (4.17%) Rendezvous
4 4 (4.17%) Swing
4 4 (4.17%) WPF
5 3 (3.13%) HTML
5 3 (3.13%) .NET
5 3 (3.13%) COM
6 2 (2.08%) JPA
6 2 (2.08%) Boost C++ Libraries
6 2 (2.08%) Web Services
7 1 (1.04%) Software Packaging
7 1 (1.04%) WinForms
7 1 (1.04%) HTML5
7 1 (1.04%) QuickFIX
7 1 (1.04%) Ultra Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 28 (29.17%) Equities
2 27 (28.13%) Derivative
3 22 (22.92%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 12 (12.50%) Fixed Income
4 12 (12.50%) Equity Derivative
5 6 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (3.13%) Data Centre
6 3 (3.13%) Mathematics
6 3 (3.13%) Physics
7 2 (2.08%) Computer Science
7 2 (2.08%) SWIFT
8 1 (1.04%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (1.04%) User Experience
8 1 (1.04%) N-Tier
8 1 (1.04%) Data Structures
8 1 (1.04%) Algorithms
8 1 (1.04%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (1.04%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 45 (46.88%) UNIX
2 30 (31.25%) Linux
3 12 (12.50%) Windows
4 2 (2.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.04%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.04%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (22.92%) Low Latency
2 21 (21.88%) Multithreading
3 14 (14.58%) Electronic Trading
3 14 (14.58%) Algorithmic Trading
4 12 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (11.46%) OO
5 11 (11.46%) Asset Management
6 8 (8.33%) TDD
7 6 (6.25%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 6 (6.25%) Market Making
8 5 (5.21%) Business Analysis
9 4 (4.17%) GAP Analysis
9 4 (4.17%) Project Management
9 4 (4.17%) Operational Acceptance Testing
9 4 (4.17%) Continuous Integration
10 3 (3.13%) OOD
10 3 (3.13%) E-Commerce
10 3 (3.13%) Workflow
10 3 (3.13%) Business Development
10 3 (3.13%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 31 (32.29%) SQL
2 27 (28.13%) Java
3 11 (11.46%) C++
4 10 (10.42%) Perl
5 9 (9.38%) C#
6 5 (5.21%) Python
7 3 (3.13%) Shell Script
7 3 (3.13%) Bash Shell
8 2 (2.08%) JavaScript
9 1 (1.04%) PHP
9 1 (1.04%) PL/SQL
9 1 (1.04%) T-SQL
9 1 (1.04%) VB
9 1 (1.04%) AWK
9 1 (1.04%) PowerShell
9 1 (1.04%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 5 (5.21%) Degree
2 1 (1.04%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.21%) QA
2 1 (1.04%) EMIR
2 1 (1.04%) Dodd-Frank
2 1 (1.04%) MiFID
System Software
1 3 (3.13%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.08%) GridGain
Systems Management
1 4 (4.17%) Control-M
2 3 (3.13%) ITRS Geneos
3 1 (1.04%) Tivoli
3 1 (1.04%) WSUS
3 1 (1.04%) SCOM
Vendors
1 15 (15.63%) Oracle
2 10 (10.42%) TIBCO
3 8 (8.33%) Bloomberg
4 6 (6.25%) Tradeweb
4 6 (6.25%) Fidessa
5 5 (5.21%) Sybase
5 5 (5.21%) Microsoft
6 4 (4.17%) Remedy
7 3 (3.13%) Reuters
7 3 (3.13%) eSpeed
7 3 (3.13%) ION Trading
8 2 (2.08%) Red Hat
8 2 (2.08%) Charles River
8 2 (2.08%) MarketAxess
9 1 (1.04%) Typemock
9 1 (1.04%) Fixnetix
9 1 (1.04%) Currenex
9 1 (1.04%) Calypso
9 1 (1.04%) SAP
9 1 (1.04%) HP
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Rate: £300 - £500 per day
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