The first table below looks at the demand 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 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category for the City of London region.

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 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Financial Information eXchange (FIX) Protocol
Rank 164 199 202
Rank change year-on-year
+35 +3
Contract jobs citing FIX Protocol 28 21 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.49% 0.30% 0.31%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.67% 1.00% 1.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 15 19
Average daily rate
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£550 £475 £488
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.78% -2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £315 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £550 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £244 £450 -
% change year-on-year
-45.83% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
1680 2091 2194
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 29.16% 29.50% 28.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 1253 1610 1717
Average daily rate £438 £420 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% -1.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 20 15
Average hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +30.76%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%
FIX Protocol
London

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 August 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 1 August 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 27 (60.00%) UNIX
1 27 (60.00%) Low Latency
2 20 (44.44%) Banking
2 20 (44.44%) Multithreading
3 19 (42.22%) Java
4 18 (40.00%) SQL
4 18 (40.00%) Equities
5 16 (35.56%) Finance
6 15 (33.33%) Front Office
6 15 (33.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 15 (33.33%) Investment Banking
7 14 (31.11%) Linux
8 11 (24.44%) JMS
9 10 (22.22%) C++
9 10 (22.22%) Oracle
9 10 (22.22%) Fixed Income
10 9 (20.00%) Electronic Trading
11 8 (17.78%) Algorithmic Trading
11 8 (17.78%) Bash Shell
11 8 (17.78%) Perl
12 7 (15.56%) PL/SQL
12 7 (15.56%) UML
12 7 (15.56%) Shell Script
12 7 (15.56%) Oracle Database
12 7 (15.56%) Spring
13 6 (13.33%) Derivative
13 6 (13.33%) WebSphere
13 6 (13.33%) Continuous Integration
13 6 (13.33%) Performance Tuning
13 6 (13.33%) Dependency Injection

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

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 6 (13.33%) WebSphere
1 6 (13.33%) WebSphere Application Server
2 1 (2.22%) Apache
2 1 (2.22%) Tomcat
2 1 (2.22%) Oracle Workflow
2 1 (2.22%) Oracle Coherence
2 1 (2.22%) TIBCO EMS
Applications
1 5 (11.11%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 5 (11.11%) TCP/IP
2 4 (8.89%) Firewall
3 3 (6.67%) VPN
4 1 (2.22%) Internet
4 1 (2.22%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (15.56%) Oracle Database
2 6 (13.33%) Oracle Database 10g
3 3 (6.67%) KDB
3 3 (6.67%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (8.89%) WebDriver
1 4 (8.89%) Grunt
1 4 (8.89%) Bower
1 4 (8.89%) Maven
2 2 (4.44%) TeamCity
2 2 (4.44%) Git (software)
2 2 (4.44%) Subversion
2 2 (4.44%) Ant
General
1 20 (44.44%) Banking
2 16 (35.56%) Finance
3 15 (33.33%) Front Office
3 15 (33.33%) Investment Banking
4 6 (13.33%) Back Office
5 3 (6.67%) Financial Institution
6 1 (2.22%) Legal
Job Titles
1 28 (62.22%) Developer
2 14 (31.11%) Java Developer
3 10 (22.22%) C++ Developer
4 6 (13.33%) Senior Developer
4 6 (13.33%) Programmer
4 6 (13.33%) Java Programmer
4 6 (13.33%) Senior Java Developer
5 4 (8.89%) Analyst
5 4 (8.89%) Web Developer
6 3 (6.67%) Architect
6 3 (6.67%) Senior Programmer
6 3 (6.67%) Senior Java Programmer
6 3 (6.67%) Java Architect
7 2 (4.44%) Business Analyst
7 2 (4.44%) Applications Support
7 2 (4.44%) Support Analyst
7 2 (4.44%) Applications Support Analyst
8 1 (2.22%) Products Support Specialist
8 1 (2.22%) Support Engineer
8 1 (2.22%) Support Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (24.44%) JMS
2 7 (15.56%) Spring
3 6 (13.33%) JDBC
4 5 (11.11%) CSS
4 5 (11.11%) HTML
4 5 (11.11%) HTML5
5 4 (8.89%) AngularJS
5 4 (8.89%) Apache Flex
6 2 (4.44%) Middleware
7 1 (2.22%) STL
7 1 (2.22%) XML
7 1 (2.22%) .NET
7 1 (2.22%) MAPI
7 1 (2.22%) Rendezvous
7 1 (2.22%) JSON
7 1 (2.22%) Boost C++ Libraries
7 1 (2.22%) Guice
7 1 (2.22%) WebSockets
7 1 (2.22%) Guava
7 1 (2.22%) Akka
Miscellaneous
1 18 (40.00%) Equities
2 15 (33.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 10 (22.22%) Fixed Income
4 6 (13.33%) Derivative
5 3 (6.67%) RIA
6 1 (2.22%) Client/Server
6 1 (2.22%) Hedge funds
6 1 (2.22%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 27 (60.00%) UNIX
2 14 (31.11%) Linux
3 6 (13.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (60.00%) Low Latency
2 20 (44.44%) Multithreading
3 9 (20.00%) Electronic Trading
4 8 (17.78%) Algorithmic Trading
5 7 (15.56%) UML
6 6 (13.33%) Continuous Integration
6 6 (13.33%) Performance Tuning
6 6 (13.33%) Dependency Injection
7 5 (11.11%) Project Management
8 4 (8.89%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (8.89%) Risk Management
8 4 (8.89%) E-Commerce
9 3 (6.67%) Problem Management
10 2 (4.44%) User Acceptance Testing
10 2 (4.44%) Business Analysis
10 2 (4.44%) Data Management
11 1 (2.22%) ITIL
11 1 (2.22%) OO
11 1 (2.22%) Workflow
11 1 (2.22%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 19 (42.22%) Java
2 18 (40.00%) SQL
3 10 (22.22%) C++
4 8 (17.78%) Bash Shell
4 8 (17.78%) Perl
5 7 (15.56%) PL/SQL
5 7 (15.56%) Shell Script
6 6 (13.33%) C-shell
6 6 (13.33%) AWK
7 5 (11.11%) JavaScript
8 1 (2.22%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (4.44%) Degree
2 1 (2.22%) HNC
2 1 (2.22%) HND
Vendors
1 10 (22.22%) Oracle
2 6 (13.33%) TIBCO
3 4 (8.89%) Adobe
4 3 (6.67%) Sybase
4 3 (6.67%) 29West
5 1 (2.22%) Fidessa
5 1 (2.22%) Informatica
5 1 (2.22%) Google
City of London
Huxley Associates
Rate: £600 - £700 per day + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Hatstand Limited
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
Huxley Associates
Rate: £600 - £675 per day + competitive
Posted: 17 days ago