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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Financial Information eXchange (FIX) Protocol
Rank 167 149 149
Rank change year-on-year
-18 0
Contract jobs citing FIX Protocol 44 53 82
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.74% 0.90% 1.15%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.48% 3.04% 3.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 41 49
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£525 £600 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £378 £425 £403
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £665
UK excluding London average daily rate £463 £413 £375
% change year-on-year
+12.12% +10.00%
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
1775 1745 2162
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 29.92% 29.66% 30.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 1450 1300 1657
Average daily rate £450 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £313 £277
10% offered a daily rate of more than £622 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 12 25
Average hourly rate £24.23 £45.00 £41.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.15% +8.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.72 £16.00 £28.58
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £187.50 £45.00 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -

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 28 July 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 28 July 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 52 (51.49%) Banking
2 49 (48.51%) UNIX
3 42 (41.58%) Front Office
4 33 (32.67%) Finance
5 32 (31.68%) Equities
6 31 (30.69%) Linux
7 28 (27.72%) Java
7 28 (27.72%) SQL
7 28 (27.72%) Investment Banking
8 27 (26.73%) Derivative
9 25 (24.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 24 (23.76%) Low Latency
11 22 (21.78%) Multithreading
12 20 (19.80%) Electronic Trading
13 15 (14.85%) Algorithmic Trading
13 15 (14.85%) Perl
14 14 (13.86%) Equity Derivative
15 13 (12.87%) Agile Software Development
16 12 (11.88%) Fixed Income
16 12 (11.88%) Windows
17 11 (10.89%) OO
17 11 (10.89%) C++
18 10 (9.90%) C#
18 10 (9.90%) TIBCO
19 9 (8.91%) Oracle
19 9 (8.91%) XML
19 9 (8.91%) Asset Management
20 8 (7.92%) QA
20 8 (7.92%) Relational Database
20 8 (7.92%) Bloomberg

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

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 3 (2.97%) MTS
2 2 (1.98%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.99%) Oracle Workflow
3 1 (0.99%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (5.94%) MS Excel
2 5 (4.95%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.98%) thinkFolio
2 1 (0.99%) MetaTrader
2 1 (0.99%) RMDS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (7.92%) TCP/IP
2 6 (5.94%) Firewall
3 3 (2.97%) Multicast
4 2 (1.98%) VPN
4 2 (1.98%) LAN
5 1 (0.99%) VoIP
5 1 (0.99%) WAN
5 1 (0.99%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (7.92%) Relational Database
2 5 (4.95%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.98%) RDBMS
3 2 (1.98%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (1.98%) KDB
4 1 (0.99%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.99%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.99%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 4 (3.96%) JIRA
2 3 (2.97%) TeamCity
2 3 (2.97%) Subversion
2 3 (2.97%) Maven
3 2 (1.98%) JUnit
4 1 (0.99%) Eclipse
4 1 (0.99%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.99%) Cucumber
4 1 (0.99%) SpecFlow
General
1 52 (51.49%) Banking
2 42 (41.58%) Front Office
3 33 (32.67%) Finance
4 28 (27.72%) Investment Banking
5 8 (7.92%) Back Office
6 4 (3.96%) Financial Institution
7 3 (2.97%) Mandarin Language
8 1 (0.99%) Marketing
8 1 (0.99%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.99%) Legal
Job Titles
1 35 (34.65%) Developer
2 21 (20.79%) Analyst
2 21 (20.79%) Java Developer
3 11 (10.89%) Consultant
4 10 (9.90%) C++ Developer
5 9 (8.91%) FIX Analyst
6 8 (7.92%) Applications Support
7 7 (6.93%) Support Analyst
8 4 (3.96%) Support Engineer
8 4 (3.96%) Architect
8 4 (3.96%) Business Analyst
9 3 (2.97%) Data Architect
9 3 (2.97%) Technical Support
9 3 (2.97%) Senior Analyst
9 3 (2.97%) Technical Support Engineer
9 3 (2.97%) Technical Engineer
9 3 (2.97%) Senior Developer
9 3 (2.97%) Senior Java Developer
9 3 (2.97%) Fidessa Business Analyst
9 3 (2.97%) Fidessa Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (8.91%) XML
2 6 (5.94%) FpML
2 6 (5.94%) Spring
2 6 (5.94%) TIBCO EMS
3 5 (4.95%) Middleware
4 4 (3.96%) Swing
5 3 (2.97%) HTML
5 3 (2.97%) WebSphere MQ
5 3 (2.97%) Rendezvous
5 3 (2.97%) WPF
6 2 (1.98%) JPA
6 2 (1.98%) Boost C++ Libraries
6 2 (1.98%) Ultra Messaging
6 2 (1.98%) Web Services
6 2 (1.98%) .NET
6 2 (1.98%) COM
6 2 (1.98%) JMS
6 2 (1.98%) XSD
7 1 (0.99%) XSLT
7 1 (0.99%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 32 (31.68%) Equities
2 27 (26.73%) Derivative
3 25 (24.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 14 (13.86%) Equity Derivative
5 12 (11.88%) Fixed Income
6 4 (3.96%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (3.96%) Computer Science
7 3 (2.97%) Mathematics
7 3 (2.97%) Physics
7 3 (2.97%) Algorithms
7 3 (2.97%) Data Centre
8 2 (1.98%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.99%) N-Tier
9 1 (0.99%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (0.99%) Hedge funds
9 1 (0.99%) SWIFT
9 1 (0.99%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.99%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 49 (48.51%) UNIX
2 31 (30.69%) Linux
3 12 (11.88%) Windows
4 2 (1.98%) Solaris
4 2 (1.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.99%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.99%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (23.76%) Low Latency
2 22 (21.78%) Multithreading
3 20 (19.80%) Electronic Trading
4 15 (14.85%) Algorithmic Trading
5 13 (12.87%) Agile Software Development
6 11 (10.89%) OO
7 9 (8.91%) Asset Management
8 7 (6.93%) TDD
8 7 (6.93%) Market Making
9 6 (5.94%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 5 (4.95%) Business Analysis
11 4 (3.96%) E-Commerce
11 4 (3.96%) Project Management
11 4 (3.96%) GAP Analysis
11 4 (3.96%) Continuous Integration
12 3 (2.97%) Wealth Management
12 3 (2.97%) BDD
12 3 (2.97%) Data Architecture
12 3 (2.97%) Analytics
12 3 (2.97%) Operational Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 28 (27.72%) Java
1 28 (27.72%) SQL
2 15 (14.85%) Perl
3 11 (10.89%) C++
4 10 (9.90%) C#
5 8 (7.92%) Python
6 4 (3.96%) C-shell
6 4 (3.96%) AWK
7 3 (2.97%) Bash Shell
7 3 (2.97%) Shell Script
8 2 (1.98%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.99%) C
9 1 (0.99%) PHP
9 1 (0.99%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.99%) Groovy
9 1 (0.99%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.99%) Scala
Qualifications
1 7 (6.93%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (7.92%) QA
2 2 (1.98%) EMIR
2 2 (1.98%) Dodd-Frank
3 1 (0.99%) MiFID
System Software
1 4 (3.96%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.98%) GridGain
Systems Management
1 3 (2.97%) Control-M
1 3 (2.97%) ITRS Geneos
2 1 (0.99%) Tivoli
2 1 (0.99%) WSUS
2 1 (0.99%) SCOM
Vendors
1 10 (9.90%) TIBCO
2 9 (8.91%) Oracle
3 8 (7.92%) Bloomberg
4 6 (5.94%) Tradeweb
4 6 (5.94%) Fidessa
5 5 (4.95%) Microsoft
6 4 (3.96%) Reuters
7 3 (2.97%) Remedy
7 3 (2.97%) eSpeed
7 3 (2.97%) ION Trading
8 2 (1.98%) MarketAxess
8 2 (1.98%) Sybase
8 2 (1.98%) Red Hat
9 1 (0.99%) SAP
9 1 (0.99%) Calypso
9 1 (0.99%) HP
9 1 (0.99%) Dell
9 1 (0.99%) Intel
9 1 (0.99%) Citrix
9 1 (0.99%) Fixnetix
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Rate: £45000 - £75000 per annum + Bonus
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