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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Financial Information eXchange (FIX) Protocol
Rank 157 168 143
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -25
Contract jobs citing FIX Protocol 39 34 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.70% 0.51% 0.95%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.34% 1.75% 3.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 32 51
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£600 £613 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.04% +22.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £374 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £700 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £394 £500 £350
% change year-on-year
-21.25% +42.85%
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
1665 1944 1810
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 29.79% 29.23% 30.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 1343 1465 1400
Average daily rate £425 £425 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 13 24
Average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% +22.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.50 £16.60 £14.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £77.50 £49.02
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.94%

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 24 December 2014.

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 24 December 2014, 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 41 (51.25%) UNIX
2 39 (48.75%) Front Office
3 36 (45.00%) Java
4 34 (42.50%) Finance
5 33 (41.25%) Low Latency
6 32 (40.00%) Banking
6 32 (40.00%) Linux
6 32 (40.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 28 (35.00%) SQL
8 26 (32.50%) Multithreading
9 22 (27.50%) C++
10 17 (21.25%) Oracle
11 15 (18.75%) Equities
11 15 (18.75%) Investment Banking
12 14 (17.50%) Fixed Income
13 12 (15.00%) Derivative
13 12 (15.00%) Algorithmic Trading
14 11 (13.75%) Agile Software Development
14 11 (13.75%) Fidessa
15 10 (12.50%) C#
16 9 (11.25%) Windows
16 9 (11.25%) Reuters
16 9 (11.25%) Bloomberg
16 9 (11.25%) Degree
16 9 (11.25%) Electronic Trading
17 8 (10.00%) Risk Management
17 8 (10.00%) Back Office
18 7 (8.75%) TIBCO
18 7 (8.75%) TCP/IP
18 7 (8.75%) Sybase

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

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 (3.75%) WebSphere
2 2 (2.50%) TIBCO EMS
2 2 (2.50%) WebLogic
3 1 (1.25%) Oracle Workflow
3 1 (1.25%) Confluence
3 1 (1.25%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (1.25%) MS Office
1 1 (1.25%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.25%) MS Visio
1 1 (1.25%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (5.00%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (3.75%) RMDS
3 2 (2.50%) Murex MxG2000
Communications & Networking
1 7 (8.75%) TCP/IP
2 5 (6.25%) Firewall
3 3 (3.75%) Multicast
4 1 (1.25%) HTTP
4 1 (1.25%) DNS
4 1 (1.25%) Wireshark
4 1 (1.25%) tcpdump
4 1 (1.25%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (8.75%) Relational Database
2 4 (5.00%) SQL Server
3 3 (3.75%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (2.50%) Oracle Database
4 2 (2.50%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (1.25%) KDB
5 1 (1.25%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (1.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (6.25%) JIRA
2 4 (5.00%) TeamCity
3 2 (2.50%) Visual Studio
3 2 (2.50%) Subversion
3 2 (2.50%) Maven
4 1 (1.25%) Eclipse
4 1 (1.25%) MSI
4 1 (1.25%) NUnit
4 1 (1.25%) WebDriver
4 1 (1.25%) Grunt
4 1 (1.25%) Bower
General
1 39 (48.75%) Front Office
2 34 (42.50%) Finance
3 32 (40.00%) Banking
4 15 (18.75%) Investment Banking
5 8 (10.00%) Back Office
6 3 (3.75%) Advertising
6 3 (3.75%) Financial Institution
7 1 (1.25%) Games
7 1 (1.25%) Retail
7 1 (1.25%) Legal
Job Titles
1 42 (52.50%) Developer
2 21 (26.25%) Java Developer
3 19 (23.75%) Analyst
4 17 (21.25%) Support Analyst
5 16 (20.00%) Applications Support
6 13 (16.25%) C++ Developer
7 9 (11.25%) Applications Support Analyst
7 9 (11.25%) Support Engineer
8 8 (10.00%) Senior Developer
9 6 (7.50%) Senior Java Developer
10 5 (6.25%) Applications Support Engineer
11 4 (5.00%) Technical Support Engineer
11 4 (5.00%) Technical Engineer
11 4 (5.00%) Technical Support
11 4 (5.00%) FIX Analyst
12 3 (3.75%) Support Consultant
12 3 (3.75%) Consultant
12 3 (3.75%) C# Developer
13 2 (2.50%) .NET Developer
13 2 (2.50%) ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (7.50%) Spring
2 5 (6.25%) .NET
3 4 (5.00%) Hibernate
4 3 (3.75%) JMS
4 3 (3.75%) WebSphere MQ
4 3 (3.75%) Rendezvous
4 3 (3.75%) ASP.NET
4 3 (3.75%) XML
4 3 (3.75%) XSLT
4 3 (3.75%) .NET Framework
4 3 (3.75%) WCF
5 2 (2.50%) HTML
5 2 (2.50%) Murex Flex
5 2 (2.50%) Java SE
5 2 (2.50%) Java EE
5 2 (2.50%) jQuery
5 2 (2.50%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (2.50%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 2 (2.50%) Spring Integration
5 2 (2.50%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 32 (40.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 15 (18.75%) Equities
3 14 (17.50%) Fixed Income
4 12 (15.00%) Derivative
5 7 (8.75%) Computer Science
6 6 (7.50%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (3.75%) Mathematics
8 2 (2.50%) Physics
9 1 (1.25%) Statistics
9 1 (1.25%) Spread Betting
9 1 (1.25%) Artificial Intelligence
9 1 (1.25%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
9 1 (1.25%) Client/Server
9 1 (1.25%) RIA
9 1 (1.25%) Reference Data
9 1 (1.25%) Open Source
9 1 (1.25%) Hedge funds
9 1 (1.25%) SWIFT
9 1 (1.25%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 41 (51.25%) UNIX
2 32 (40.00%) Linux
3 9 (11.25%) Windows
4 4 (5.00%) Solaris
5 1 (1.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (41.25%) Low Latency
2 26 (32.50%) Multithreading
3 12 (15.00%) Algorithmic Trading
4 11 (13.75%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (11.25%) Electronic Trading
6 8 (10.00%) Risk Management
7 6 (7.50%) TDD
7 6 (7.50%) E-Commerce
7 6 (7.50%) ITIL
8 5 (6.25%) Service Management
8 5 (6.25%) OO
8 5 (6.25%) Market Making
9 4 (5.00%) Incident Management
10 3 (3.75%) Problem Management
10 3 (3.75%) MVC
11 2 (2.50%) UML
11 2 (2.50%) OOP
11 2 (2.50%) Business Analysis
11 2 (2.50%) Asset Management
11 2 (2.50%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 36 (45.00%) Java
2 28 (35.00%) SQL
3 22 (27.50%) C++
4 10 (12.50%) C#
5 7 (8.75%) Perl
6 5 (6.25%) Python
7 4 (5.00%) Bash Shell
8 3 (3.75%) Shell Script
8 3 (3.75%) Korn
9 2 (2.50%) PHP
10 1 (1.25%) PL/SQL
10 1 (1.25%) T-SQL
10 1 (1.25%) JavaScript
10 1 (1.25%) C-shell
10 1 (1.25%) AWK
Qualifications
1 9 (11.25%) Degree
2 1 (1.25%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.75%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.25%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 3 (3.75%) Control-M
2 1 (1.25%) Nagios
2 1 (1.25%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.25%) ITRS Geneos
2 1 (1.25%) Tivoli
2 1 (1.25%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 17 (21.25%) Oracle
2 11 (13.75%) Fidessa
3 9 (11.25%) Reuters
3 9 (11.25%) Bloomberg
4 7 (8.75%) TIBCO
4 7 (8.75%) Sybase
5 3 (3.75%) Adobe
5 3 (3.75%) Murex
5 3 (3.75%) 29West
5 3 (3.75%) Remedy
6 2 (2.50%) Calypso
7 1 (1.25%) SunGard
7 1 (1.25%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.25%) IBM
7 1 (1.25%) Microsoft
7 1 (1.25%) Infragistics
7 1 (1.25%) thinkFolio
7 1 (1.25%) DevExpress
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iKonnect
Rate: £550 - £585 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
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iKonnect
Rate: £500 - £585 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
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Real Staffing
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
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Real Staffing
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 24 days ago