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 26 May 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
26 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Financial Information eXchange (FIX) Protocol
Rank 144 152 153
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +1
Contract jobs citing FIX Protocol 55 50 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.01% 0.84% 0.82%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.44% 2.81% 2.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 43 36
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £496 £394
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £675 £588
UK excluding London average daily rate £419 £420 £350
% change year-on-year
-0.29% +20.00%
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
1598 1779 1816
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 29.33% 29.82% 28.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 1294 1380 1438
Average daily rate £425 £438 £407
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £315 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 0 25
Average hourly rate £19.72 - £41.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 - £32.58
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 - £67.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -

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 26 May 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 26 May 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 51 (54.26%) Banking
2 47 (50.00%) UNIX
3 42 (44.68%) Front Office
4 39 (41.49%) Finance
5 38 (40.43%) Linux
6 29 (30.85%) Java
6 29 (30.85%) Equities
7 27 (28.72%) Investment Banking
8 25 (26.60%) Derivative
9 23 (24.47%) SQL
9 23 (24.47%) Low Latency
10 21 (22.34%) Electronic Trading
11 19 (20.21%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 18 (19.15%) Fidessa
12 18 (19.15%) Algorithmic Trading
13 17 (18.09%) Multithreading
14 14 (14.89%) Agile Software Development
15 13 (13.83%) C++
16 12 (12.77%) Solaris
16 12 (12.77%) Degree
17 11 (11.70%) Service Management
17 11 (11.70%) C#
17 11 (11.70%) Perl
18 10 (10.64%) Bloomberg
18 10 (10.64%) Equity Derivative
19 9 (9.57%) Computer Science
19 9 (9.57%) Reuters
19 9 (9.57%) OO
20 8 (8.51%) TCP/IP
20 8 (8.51%) TIBCO

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

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 1 (1.06%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 5 (5.32%) MS Office
1 5 (5.32%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (3.19%) RMDS
2 1 (1.06%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.06%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (8.51%) TCP/IP
2 5 (5.32%) Firewall
3 2 (2.13%) Multicast
3 2 (2.13%) VPN
4 1 (1.06%) LAN
4 1 (1.06%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.19%) Relational Database
2 2 (2.13%) KDB
2 2 (2.13%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.06%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.06%) OLTP
3 1 (1.06%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (1.06%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.06%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (3.19%) JIRA
2 2 (2.13%) TeamCity
2 2 (2.13%) JUnit
2 2 (2.13%) Eclipse
2 2 (2.13%) Subversion
2 2 (2.13%) Maven
3 1 (1.06%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.06%) Cucumber
3 1 (1.06%) SpecFlow
General
1 51 (54.26%) Banking
2 42 (44.68%) Front Office
3 39 (41.49%) Finance
4 27 (28.72%) Investment Banking
5 8 (8.51%) Back Office
6 6 (6.38%) Financial Institution
7 3 (3.19%) Mandarin Language
8 1 (1.06%) Marketing
8 1 (1.06%) Telecoms
8 1 (1.06%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 33 (35.11%) Developer
2 21 (22.34%) Analyst
3 20 (21.28%) Java Developer
4 12 (12.77%) Support Analyst
5 10 (10.64%) FIX Analyst
6 9 (9.57%) Support Engineer
6 9 (9.57%) Consultant
7 8 (8.51%) Technical Support
7 8 (8.51%) Applications Support
7 8 (8.51%) C++ Developer
7 8 (8.51%) Technical Support Engineer
7 8 (8.51%) Technical Engineer
8 5 (5.32%) Applications Support Analyst
9 4 (4.26%) Architect
9 4 (4.26%) Business Analyst
9 4 (4.26%) Senior Developer
10 3 (3.19%) Data Architect
10 3 (3.19%) Fidessa Business Analyst
10 3 (3.19%) Fidessa Analyst
10 3 (3.19%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (6.38%) TIBCO EMS
2 5 (5.32%) XML
3 4 (4.26%) Swing
4 3 (3.19%) .NET
4 3 (3.19%) FpML
4 3 (3.19%) Spring
5 2 (2.13%) WebSphere MQ
5 2 (2.13%) Rendezvous
5 2 (2.13%) WPF
5 2 (2.13%) ASP.NET
5 2 (2.13%) Web Services
5 2 (2.13%) JPA
6 1 (1.06%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (1.06%) QuickFIX
6 1 (1.06%) Entity Framework
6 1 (1.06%) Ultra Messaging
6 1 (1.06%) Managed Extensibility Framework
6 1 (1.06%) Akka
6 1 (1.06%) HTML
6 1 (1.06%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 29 (30.85%) Equities
2 25 (26.60%) Derivative
3 19 (20.21%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 10 (10.64%) Equity Derivative
5 9 (9.57%) Computer Science
6 6 (6.38%) Fixed Income
7 3 (3.19%) Mathematics
8 2 (2.13%) Physics
8 2 (2.13%) Algorithms
8 2 (2.13%) Data Centre
9 1 (1.06%) N-Tier
9 1 (1.06%) Eurex
9 1 (1.06%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (1.06%) Hedge funds
9 1 (1.06%) SWIFT
9 1 (1.06%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (1.06%) Analytical Skills
9 1 (1.06%) Data Structures
9 1 (1.06%) Statistics
9 1 (1.06%) Artificial Intelligence
Operating Systems
1 47 (50.00%) UNIX
2 38 (40.43%) Linux
3 12 (12.77%) Solaris
4 8 (8.51%) Windows
5 1 (1.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (24.47%) Low Latency
2 21 (22.34%) Electronic Trading
3 18 (19.15%) Algorithmic Trading
4 17 (18.09%) Multithreading
5 14 (14.89%) Agile Software Development
6 11 (11.70%) Service Management
7 9 (9.57%) OO
8 8 (8.51%) ITIL
8 8 (8.51%) TDD
8 8 (8.51%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 7 (7.45%) Market Making
10 6 (6.38%) Asset Management
11 5 (5.32%) Business Analysis
12 4 (4.26%) Continuous Integration
12 4 (4.26%) GAP Analysis
12 4 (4.26%) E-Commerce
12 4 (4.26%) Analytics
13 3 (3.19%) BDD
13 3 (3.19%) Garbage Collection
13 3 (3.19%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 29 (30.85%) Java
2 23 (24.47%) SQL
3 13 (13.83%) C++
4 11 (11.70%) Perl
4 11 (11.70%) C#
5 6 (6.38%) Python
6 5 (5.32%) Shell Script
7 4 (4.26%) AWK
7 4 (4.26%) C-shell
8 1 (1.06%) PHP
8 1 (1.06%) Groovy
8 1 (1.06%) Scala
8 1 (1.06%) C
8 1 (1.06%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 12 (12.77%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (7.45%) QA
2 2 (2.13%) EMIR
2 2 (2.13%) Dodd-Frank
3 1 (1.06%) MiFID
System Software
1 3 (3.19%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.13%) GridGain
Systems Management
1 4 (4.26%) ITRS Geneos
2 2 (2.13%) Control-M
3 1 (1.06%) SCOM
3 1 (1.06%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 18 (19.15%) Fidessa
2 10 (10.64%) Bloomberg
3 9 (9.57%) Reuters
4 8 (8.51%) TIBCO
5 4 (4.26%) Microsoft
5 4 (4.26%) ION Trading
6 3 (3.19%) Oracle
7 2 (2.13%) Business Objects
7 2 (2.13%) Remedy
7 2 (2.13%) Radianz
8 1 (1.06%) Portware
8 1 (1.06%) Tradeweb
8 1 (1.06%) MarketAxess
8 1 (1.06%) Calypso
8 1 (1.06%) Red Hat
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