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 29 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Financial Information eXchange (FIX) Protocol
Rank 126 143 177
Rank change year-on-year
+17 +34
Contract jobs citing FIX Protocol 31 57 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.89% 1.04% 0.66%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.74% 3.47% 2.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 50 37
Average daily rate £550 £585 £600
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.98% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £479 £498
10% offered a daily rate of more than £660 £675 £675
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £419 £420
% change year-on-year
+7.46% -0.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average 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
1132 1644 1862
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 32.43% 30.07% 29.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 960 1303 1403
Average daily rate £475 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £320 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £601 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 9 3
Average hourly rate £22.00 £19.72 £41.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.59% -51.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.52 £16.31 £37.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.94 £60.00 £190.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £37.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-5.40% +5.71%

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 29 April 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 April 2016, 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 42 (55.26%) Finance
2 37 (48.68%) Front Office
3 36 (47.37%) Banking
4 35 (46.05%) Unix
5 32 (42.11%) SQL
6 28 (36.84%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 27 (35.53%) Investment Banking
8 25 (32.89%) Equities
9 21 (27.63%) Java
10 19 (25.00%) Linux
11 18 (23.68%) Low Latency
12 16 (21.05%) Derivative
12 16 (21.05%) Fixed Income
13 14 (18.42%) FpML
13 14 (18.42%) Multithreading
14 13 (17.11%) XML
15 12 (15.79%) Windows
15 12 (15.79%) Data Modelling
16 11 (14.47%) C++
16 11 (14.47%) Fidessa
16 11 (14.47%) Electronic Trading
17 9 (11.84%) UML
17 9 (11.84%) OO
18 8 (10.53%) QA
18 8 (10.53%) Data Analysis
18 8 (10.53%) Business Analysis
19 7 (9.21%) JIRA
19 7 (9.21%) Analytical Skills
19 7 (9.21%) MS Excel
19 7 (9.21%) Perl

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

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 (3.95%) Exchange Server 2007
1 3 (3.95%) MS Exchange
1 3 (3.95%) WebSphere
2 2 (2.63%) Apache
2 2 (2.63%) JBoss
2 2 (2.63%) Node.js
2 2 (2.63%) Tomcat
Applications
1 7 (9.21%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.95%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.63%) Endur
1 2 (2.63%) ION MarketView
1 2 (2.63%) MetaTrader
2 1 (1.32%) Eikon
2 1 (1.32%) Front Arena
2 1 (1.32%) LatentZero
2 1 (1.32%) Minerva
2 1 (1.32%) RMDS
2 1 (1.32%) SunGard Stream Clearvision
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.58%) TCP/IP
2 3 (3.95%) DHCP
2 3 (3.95%) DNS
2 3 (3.95%) Firewall
2 3 (3.95%) VPN
3 1 (1.32%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.95%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (3.95%) MongoDB
1 3 (3.95%) NoSQL
1 3 (3.95%) OLTP
2 2 (2.63%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.32%) MySQL
3 1 (1.32%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (9.21%) JIRA
2 2 (2.63%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (1.32%) Emacs
General
1 42 (55.26%) Finance
2 37 (48.68%) Front Office
3 36 (47.37%) Banking
4 27 (35.53%) Investment Banking
5 3 (3.95%) Retail
6 2 (2.63%) Back Office
6 2 (2.63%) Financial Institution
7 1 (1.32%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 30 (39.47%) Analyst
2 20 (26.32%) Developer
3 11 (14.47%) FIX Analyst
4 9 (11.84%) Business Analyst
4 9 (11.84%) C++ Developer
5 7 (9.21%) Support Analyst
6 6 (7.89%) Applications Support
7 5 (6.58%) Java Developer
8 4 (5.26%) Architect
8 4 (5.26%) Data Architect
8 4 (5.26%) Fidessa Analyst
8 4 (5.26%) Senior Developer
8 4 (5.26%) Test Analyst
9 3 (3.95%) Automation Analyst
9 3 (3.95%) Fidessa Support
9 3 (3.95%) FIX Specialist
9 3 (3.95%) FIX Support Analyst
9 3 (3.95%) Onboarding Analyst
9 3 (3.95%) QA Automation Analyst
9 3 (3.95%) SQL Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (18.42%) FpML
2 13 (17.11%) XML
3 7 (9.21%) FIXML
3 7 (9.21%) Middleware
3 7 (9.21%) Web Services
3 7 (9.21%) XML Schema
4 3 (3.95%) IBM Integration Bus
4 3 (3.95%) J2EE
4 3 (3.95%) XML Messaging
4 3 (3.95%) XSD
5 2 (2.63%) Akka
5 2 (2.63%) Apache Camel
5 2 (2.63%) JSON
5 2 (2.63%) POJO
5 2 (2.63%) REST
5 2 (2.63%) XSLT
6 1 (1.32%) ActiveMQ
6 1 (1.32%) CGI
6 1 (1.32%) SOAP
6 1 (1.32%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 28 (36.84%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 25 (32.89%) Equities
3 16 (21.05%) Derivative
3 16 (21.05%) Fixed Income
4 7 (9.21%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (5.26%) Algorithms
5 4 (5.26%) SWIFT
6 3 (3.95%) Data Centre
6 3 (3.95%) Data Structures
6 3 (3.95%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (3.95%) Equity Derivative
6 3 (3.95%) VWAP
7 2 (2.63%) Hedge funds
8 1 (1.32%) Computer Science
8 1 (1.32%) Fintech
8 1 (1.32%) Management Information System
8 1 (1.32%) Mathematics
8 1 (1.32%) Online Banking
8 1 (1.32%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 35 (46.05%) Unix
2 19 (25.00%) Linux
3 12 (15.79%) Windows
4 5 (6.58%) Windows Server
5 4 (5.26%) Solaris
6 3 (3.95%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (3.95%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (3.95%) Windows Vista
7 1 (1.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (23.68%) Low Latency
2 14 (18.42%) Multithreading
3 12 (15.79%) Data Modelling
4 11 (14.47%) Electronic Trading
5 9 (11.84%) OO
5 9 (11.84%) UML
6 8 (10.53%) Business Analysis
6 8 (10.53%) Data Analysis
7 6 (7.89%) Algorithmic Trading
7 6 (7.89%) Data Governance
7 6 (7.89%) High Availability
7 6 (7.89%) Requirements Analysis
8 5 (6.58%) Change Management
8 5 (6.58%) E-Commerce
9 4 (5.26%) Data Architecture
9 4 (5.26%) Data Management
9 4 (5.26%) Workflow
10 3 (3.95%) Investment Management
10 3 (3.95%) Memory Management
10 3 (3.95%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 32 (42.11%) SQL
2 21 (27.63%) Java
3 11 (14.47%) C++
4 7 (9.21%) Perl
5 6 (7.89%) Shell Script
6 4 (5.26%) Python
7 3 (3.95%) Bash Shell
7 3 (3.95%) C#
8 2 (2.63%) JavaScript
9 1 (1.32%) Korn
9 1 (1.32%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 1 (1.32%) Degree
1 1 (1.32%) ISEB
1 1 (1.32%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (1.32%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (10.53%) QA
2 6 (7.89%) ISO20022
3 3 (3.95%) ISO15022
4 1 (1.32%) MiFID
4 1 (1.32%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (3.95%) Active Directory
1 3 (3.95%) Microsoft Virtual Server
1 3 (3.95%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (3.95%) vMotion
2 2 (2.63%) ITRS Geneos
3 1 (1.32%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (14.47%) Fidessa
2 7 (9.21%) Bloomberg
3 5 (6.58%) FXall
3 5 (6.58%) Microsoft
4 3 (3.95%) IBM
4 3 (3.95%) Oracle
4 3 (3.95%) VMware
5 2 (2.63%) HP
5 2 (2.63%) ION Trading
5 2 (2.63%) OpenLink
5 2 (2.63%) Reuters
5 2 (2.63%) SunGard
5 2 (2.63%) Sybase
5 2 (2.63%) TIBCO
6 1 (1.32%) Citrix
6 1 (1.32%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.32%) ServiceNow
6 1 (1.32%) StreamBase
6 1 (1.32%) Trayport
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