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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited FIX Protocol over the 3 months to 29 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Financial Information eXchange (FIX) Protocol
Rank 143 163 155
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -8
Contract jobs citing FIX Protocol 19 46 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.57% 0.77% 0.91%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.55% 2.56% 3.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 40 42
Median daily rate £525 £525 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £386 £358
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £463 £419
% change year-on-year
-8.10% +10.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
FIX Protocol
London

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
1228 1794 1729
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 36.56% 30.17% 29.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 1047 1461 1294
Median daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £325 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £620 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 11
Median hourly rate £20.00 £24.23 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.45% -46.15%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +14.28%

FIX Protocol
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the City of London region citing FIX Protocol as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 29 July 2016.

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 29 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing FIX Protocol 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 City of London region with a requirement for FIX Protocol.

1 25 (50.00%) Front Office
1 25 (50.00%) Finance
2 24 (48.00%) SQL
3 21 (42.00%) Banking
4 20 (40.00%) Unix
5 18 (36.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 17 (34.00%) Equities
6 17 (34.00%) Electronic Trading
7 16 (32.00%) Investment Banking
7 16 (32.00%) Java
8 15 (30.00%) Linux
8 15 (30.00%) Low Latency
9 13 (26.00%) Fixed Income
10 10 (20.00%) Derivative
10 10 (20.00%) Windows
10 10 (20.00%) Multithreading
11 8 (16.00%) C++
12 7 (14.00%) Data Management
12 7 (14.00%) Analytical Skills
13 5 (10.00%) Perl
13 5 (10.00%) Oracle
13 5 (10.00%) Fidessa
13 5 (10.00%) Shell Script
13 5 (10.00%) Algorithmic Trading
14 4 (8.00%) SDLC
14 4 (8.00%) Fintech
14 4 (8.00%) Bloomberg
14 4 (8.00%) OO
14 4 (8.00%) ITIL
14 4 (8.00%) Workflow

FIX Protocol
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London 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 (6.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (6.00%) ION MarketView
2 2 (4.00%) Bloomberg TOMS
2 2 (4.00%) LatentZero
2 2 (4.00%) Minerva
3 1 (2.00%) Eikon
3 1 (2.00%) MetaTrader
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.00%) LAN
1 1 (2.00%) NGN
1 1 (2.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (2.00%) tcpdump
1 1 (2.00%) VPN
1 1 (2.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.00%) Data Mining
2 2 (4.00%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (4.00%) MongoDB
2 2 (4.00%) NoSQL
3 1 (2.00%) DB2
3 1 (2.00%) MySQL
3 1 (2.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (4.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (2.00%) JIRA
2 1 (2.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 25 (50.00%) Finance
1 25 (50.00%) Front Office
2 21 (42.00%) Banking
3 16 (32.00%) Investment Banking
4 4 (8.00%) Financial Institution
5 1 (2.00%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 17 (34.00%) Analyst
2 14 (28.00%) Developer
3 9 (18.00%) Applications Support
4 8 (16.00%) Support Analyst
5 7 (14.00%) Senior Developer
6 6 (12.00%) C++ Developer
6 6 (12.00%) FIX Analyst
7 5 (10.00%) Banking Analyst
7 5 (10.00%) Business Analyst
7 5 (10.00%) Java Developer
7 5 (10.00%) Unix Support
8 4 (8.00%) Applications Support Analyst
8 4 (8.00%) Senior C++ Developer
8 4 (8.00%) Unix Analyst
8 4 (8.00%) Unix Support Analyst
9 3 (6.00%) Fidessa Support
9 3 (6.00%) FIX Business Analyst
9 3 (6.00%) IT Manager
9 3 (6.00%) Project Manager
9 3 (6.00%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.00%) FpML
2 2 (4.00%) .NET
2 2 (4.00%) Akka
2 2 (4.00%) FIXML
2 2 (4.00%) JSON
2 2 (4.00%) Node.js
2 2 (4.00%) REST
2 2 (4.00%) Web Services
3 1 (2.00%) ASP.NET
3 1 (2.00%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (2.00%) CGI
3 1 (2.00%) CSS
3 1 (2.00%) CSS3
3 1 (2.00%) KnockoutJS
3 1 (2.00%) LESS
3 1 (2.00%) Middleware
3 1 (2.00%) RequireJS
3 1 (2.00%) Sass
3 1 (2.00%) XML
3 1 (2.00%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 18 (36.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 17 (34.00%) Equities
3 13 (26.00%) Fixed Income
4 10 (20.00%) Derivative
5 7 (14.00%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (8.00%) Fintech
7 3 (6.00%) Equity Derivative
8 2 (4.00%) Algorithms
8 2 (4.00%) Hedge funds
8 2 (4.00%) Management Information System
8 2 (4.00%) Statistics
9 1 (2.00%) SWIFT
9 1 (2.00%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 20 (40.00%) Unix
2 15 (30.00%) Linux
3 10 (20.00%) Windows
4 2 (4.00%) Windows Server
5 1 (2.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (2.00%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (34.00%) Electronic Trading
2 15 (30.00%) Low Latency
3 10 (20.00%) Multithreading
4 7 (14.00%) Data Management
5 5 (10.00%) Algorithmic Trading
6 4 (8.00%) ITIL
6 4 (8.00%) OO
6 4 (8.00%) SDLC
6 4 (8.00%) Workflow
7 3 (6.00%) Business Analysis
7 3 (6.00%) Change Management
7 3 (6.00%) Data Modelling
7 3 (6.00%) E-Commerce
7 3 (6.00%) Project Management
8 2 (4.00%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (4.00%) Automated Testing
8 2 (4.00%) Functional Testing
8 2 (4.00%) Incident Management
8 2 (4.00%) Software Engineering
8 2 (4.00%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 24 (48.00%) SQL
2 16 (32.00%) Java
3 8 (16.00%) C++
4 5 (10.00%) Perl
4 5 (10.00%) Shell Script
5 2 (4.00%) Bash Shell
5 2 (4.00%) C#
5 2 (4.00%) JavaScript
5 2 (4.00%) Python
6 1 (2.00%) Korn
6 1 (2.00%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (4.00%) PhD
2 1 (2.00%) ISEB
2 1 (2.00%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (2.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.00%) QA
2 2 (4.00%) Data Quality
3 1 (2.00%) SLA
Systems Management
1 2 (4.00%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 5 (10.00%) Fidessa
1 5 (10.00%) Oracle
2 4 (8.00%) Bloomberg
3 3 (6.00%) ION Trading
4 2 (4.00%) FXall
4 2 (4.00%) MarketAxess
4 2 (4.00%) Microsoft
5 1 (2.00%) HP
5 1 (2.00%) Red Hat
5 1 (2.00%) Reuters
5 1 (2.00%) ServiceNow
5 1 (2.00%) StreamBase
5 1 (2.00%) Sybase
5 1 (2.00%) Trayport
City, London
Hatstand Limited
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Quant Capital
Rate: Up to £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago