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 30 September 2014 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
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Financial Information eXchange (FIX) Protocol
Rank 174 211 210
Rank change year-on-year
+37 -1
Contract jobs citing FIX Protocol 23 15 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.39% 0.21% 0.19%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.31% 0.70% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 7 12
Average daily rate
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£615 £525 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.14% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £315 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £664 £660 £570
UK excluding London average daily rate £208 £400 -
% change year-on-year
-48.12% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 - -
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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
1750 2133 2133
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 29.63% 29.40% 27.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 1334 1617 1641
Average daily rate £418 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.76% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £300 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 11 10
Average hourly rate £45.00 £31.25 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+44.00% +38.88%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%

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 30 September 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 30 September 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 30 (52.63%) UNIX
2 28 (49.12%) Java
3 27 (47.37%) Banking
4 26 (45.61%) SQL
4 26 (45.61%) Low Latency
5 25 (43.86%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 24 (42.11%) Front Office
7 21 (36.84%) Finance
7 21 (36.84%) Multithreading
8 20 (35.09%) Oracle
9 19 (33.33%) Investment Banking
10 14 (24.56%) Equities
10 14 (24.56%) Linux
11 13 (22.81%) Perl
11 13 (22.81%) C++
12 11 (19.30%) Windows
12 11 (19.30%) Agile Software Development
12 11 (19.30%) Bash Shell
13 10 (17.54%) Firewall
14 9 (15.79%) Fixed Income
14 9 (15.79%) JMS
14 9 (15.79%) TCP/IP
15 8 (14.04%) E-Commerce
15 8 (14.04%) Derivative
15 8 (14.04%) Electronic Trading
16 7 (12.28%) Spring
16 7 (12.28%) UML
16 7 (12.28%) PL/SQL
16 7 (12.28%) Shell Script
16 7 (12.28%) TIBCO

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

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 (10.53%) WebSphere Application Server
1 6 (10.53%) WebSphere
2 1 (1.75%) TIBCO EMS
2 1 (1.75%) Oracle Coherence
2 1 (1.75%) Apache
2 1 (1.75%) Tomcat
2 1 (1.75%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 4 (7.02%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (7.02%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (5.26%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.75%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (17.54%) Firewall
2 9 (15.79%) TCP/IP
3 6 (10.53%) VPN
4 5 (8.77%) PPP
4 5 (8.77%) SNMP
4 5 (8.77%) DMVPN
4 5 (8.77%) OSPF
4 5 (8.77%) BGP
4 5 (8.77%) EIGRP
4 5 (8.77%) HSRP
4 5 (8.77%) VRRP
5 4 (7.02%) Multicast
5 4 (7.02%) TACACS
6 3 (5.26%) Cisco Nexus
7 2 (3.51%) DNS
8 1 (1.75%) Internet
8 1 (1.75%) DHCP
8 1 (1.75%) HTTP
8 1 (1.75%) Wireshark
8 1 (1.75%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (12.28%) Oracle Database
2 6 (10.53%) Relational Database
2 6 (10.53%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (1.75%) KDB
Development Applications
1 5 (8.77%) TeamCity
2 4 (7.02%) WebDriver
2 4 (7.02%) Grunt
2 4 (7.02%) Bower
3 3 (5.26%) JIRA
4 2 (3.51%) Git (software)
4 2 (3.51%) Subversion
4 2 (3.51%) Maven
General
1 27 (47.37%) Banking
2 24 (42.11%) Front Office
3 21 (36.84%) Finance
4 19 (33.33%) Investment Banking
5 6 (10.53%) Back Office
6 3 (5.26%) Financial Institution
7 1 (1.75%) Retail
7 1 (1.75%) Legal
7 1 (1.75%) Games
Job Titles
1 29 (50.88%) Developer
2 17 (29.82%) Java Developer
3 9 (15.79%) Senior Developer
3 9 (15.79%) Senior Java Developer
4 8 (14.04%) Analyst
4 8 (14.04%) Support Engineer
5 7 (12.28%) C++ Developer
6 6 (10.53%) Applications Support
6 6 (10.53%) Programmer
6 6 (10.53%) Java Programmer
7 5 (8.77%) Support Analyst
8 4 (7.02%) Web Developer
8 4 (7.02%) Applications Support Engineer
8 4 (7.02%) Cisco Engineer
9 3 (5.26%) Architect
9 3 (5.26%) Cisco Support Engineer
9 3 (5.26%) Java Architect
9 3 (5.26%) Cisco Support
9 3 (5.26%) Senior Programmer
9 3 (5.26%) Senior Java Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (15.79%) JMS
2 7 (12.28%) Spring
3 6 (10.53%) JDBC
4 5 (8.77%) HTML
4 5 (8.77%) CSS
4 5 (8.77%) HTML5
5 4 (7.02%) AngularJS
5 4 (7.02%) Apache Flex
5 4 (7.02%) Rendezvous
6 3 (5.26%) WebSphere MQ
7 2 (3.51%) .NET
8 1 (1.75%) STL
8 1 (1.75%) XML
8 1 (1.75%) MAPI
8 1 (1.75%) Guice
8 1 (1.75%) Boost C++ Libraries
8 1 (1.75%) JSON
8 1 (1.75%) Guava
8 1 (1.75%) Akka
8 1 (1.75%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 25 (43.86%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 14 (24.56%) Equities
3 9 (15.79%) Fixed Income
4 8 (14.04%) Derivative
5 4 (7.02%) FlexPod
5 4 (7.02%) User Experience
6 3 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (5.26%) RIA
7 2 (3.51%) Algorithms
8 1 (1.75%) Client/Server
8 1 (1.75%) Data Structures
8 1 (1.75%) Hedge funds
8 1 (1.75%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (1.75%) Spread Betting
8 1 (1.75%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 30 (52.63%) UNIX
2 14 (24.56%) Linux
3 11 (19.30%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (45.61%) Low Latency
2 21 (36.84%) Multithreading
3 11 (19.30%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (14.04%) E-Commerce
4 8 (14.04%) Electronic Trading
5 7 (12.28%) Performance Tuning
5 7 (12.28%) UML
6 6 (10.53%) Algorithmic Trading
6 6 (10.53%) Continuous Integration
6 6 (10.53%) Dependency Injection
7 4 (7.02%) Change Management
7 4 (7.02%) Risk Management
8 3 (5.26%) Project Management
8 3 (5.26%) TDD
8 3 (5.26%) Problem Management
9 2 (3.51%) Ultra-Low Latency
9 2 (3.51%) Data Management
9 2 (3.51%) Business Analysis
9 2 (3.51%) User Acceptance Testing
10 1 (1.75%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 28 (49.12%) Java
2 26 (45.61%) SQL
3 13 (22.81%) Perl
3 13 (22.81%) C++
4 11 (19.30%) Bash Shell
5 7 (12.28%) Shell Script
5 7 (12.28%) PL/SQL
6 5 (8.77%) JavaScript
6 5 (8.77%) AWK
6 5 (8.77%) C-shell
7 3 (5.26%) Korn
7 3 (5.26%) C#
7 3 (5.26%) Python
Qualifications
1 5 (8.77%) CCIE
1 5 (8.77%) CCNP
1 5 (8.77%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (3.51%) Degree
3 1 (1.75%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.75%) HNC
3 1 (1.75%) HND
Systems Management
1 4 (7.02%) OpenNMS
1 4 (7.02%) RANCID
2 3 (5.26%) Control-M
Vendors
1 20 (35.09%) Oracle
2 7 (12.28%) TIBCO
3 6 (10.53%) Sybase
3 6 (10.53%) 29West
4 5 (8.77%) Cisco
5 4 (7.02%) Adobe
6 3 (5.26%) Remedy
7 1 (1.75%) Google
7 1 (1.75%) Fidessa
7 1 (1.75%) Informatica
7 1 (1.75%) Microsoft
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