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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Financial Information eXchange (FIX) Protocol
Rank 197 174 193
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +19
Contract jobs citing FIX Protocol 13 23 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.20% 0.37% 0.38%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.68% 1.31% 1.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 13 21
Average daily rate £600 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.17% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £318 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £690 £565 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £420 £400 -
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
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
1905 1752 1962
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 29.52% 28.11% 24.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 1431 1391 1421
Average daily rate £425 £415 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% -7.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.46% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 17 18
Average hourly rate £41.00 £97.50 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-57.94% +267.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.30 £25.00 £14.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £190.00 £135.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.90%
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 18 April 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 18 April 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 13 (68.42%) UNIX
2 10 (52.63%) Equities
3 8 (42.11%) Multithreading
3 8 (42.11%) SQL
4 7 (36.84%) Finance
4 7 (36.84%) Low Latency
5 6 (31.58%) C++
5 6 (31.58%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 5 (26.32%) TCP/IP
6 5 (26.32%) Windows
6 5 (26.32%) Linux
7 4 (21.05%) Banking
7 4 (21.05%) Project Management
7 4 (21.05%) Java
8 3 (15.79%) Perl
8 3 (15.79%) VPN
8 3 (15.79%) Firewall
8 3 (15.79%) Fixed Income
8 3 (15.79%) QA
8 3 (15.79%) Algorithmic Trading
8 3 (15.79%) KDB
9 2 (10.53%) Maven
9 2 (10.53%) Investment Banking
9 2 (10.53%) Electronic Trading
9 2 (10.53%) C-shell
9 2 (10.53%) AWK
9 2 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
9 2 (10.53%) Front Office
9 2 (10.53%) C#
9 2 (10.53%) Ant

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

Applications
1 2 (10.53%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 5 (26.32%) TCP/IP
2 3 (15.79%) VPN
2 3 (15.79%) Firewall
3 1 (5.26%) Internet
3 1 (5.26%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.79%) KDB
2 2 (10.53%) SQL Server
3 1 (5.26%) DB2
3 1 (5.26%) MySQL
3 1 (5.26%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (5.26%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (10.53%) Maven
1 2 (10.53%) Ant
2 1 (5.26%) Eclipse
2 1 (5.26%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (5.26%) Eclipse RCP
2 1 (5.26%) Grunt
2 1 (5.26%) WebDriver
2 1 (5.26%) Bower
General
1 7 (36.84%) Finance
2 4 (21.05%) Banking
3 2 (10.53%) Investment Banking
3 2 (10.53%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 10 (52.63%) Developer
2 5 (26.32%) C++ Developer
3 3 (15.79%) Java Developer
4 2 (10.53%) QA Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Web Developer
5 1 (5.26%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.53%) Middleware
1 2 (10.53%) JMS
1 2 (10.53%) .NET
2 1 (5.26%) CSS
2 1 (5.26%) STL
2 1 (5.26%) XML
2 1 (5.26%) HTML
2 1 (5.26%) XML Messaging
2 1 (5.26%) Hibernate
2 1 (5.26%) Spring
2 1 (5.26%) WinForms
2 1 (5.26%) HTML5
2 1 (5.26%) AngularJS
2 1 (5.26%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 1 (5.26%) .NET Framework
2 1 (5.26%) Apache Flex
2 1 (5.26%) WCF
2 1 (5.26%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 10 (52.63%) Equities
2 6 (31.58%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 3 (15.79%) Fixed Income
4 2 (10.53%) Client/Server
5 1 (5.26%) Hedge funds
5 1 (5.26%) Derivative
5 1 (5.26%) Index Arbitrage
5 1 (5.26%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 13 (68.42%) UNIX
2 5 (26.32%) Windows
2 5 (26.32%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (42.11%) Multithreading
2 7 (36.84%) Low Latency
3 4 (21.05%) Project Management
4 3 (15.79%) Algorithmic Trading
5 2 (10.53%) Electronic Trading
5 2 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (10.53%) OO
5 2 (10.53%) E-Commerce
6 1 (5.26%) RAD
6 1 (5.26%) MVVM
6 1 (5.26%) Financial Modelling
6 1 (5.26%) Test Automation
6 1 (5.26%) Automated Testing
6 1 (5.26%) Business Analysis
6 1 (5.26%) Problem Management
6 1 (5.26%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (42.11%) SQL
2 6 (31.58%) C++
3 4 (21.05%) Java
4 3 (15.79%) Perl
5 2 (10.53%) C-shell
5 2 (10.53%) AWK
5 2 (10.53%) C#
6 1 (5.26%) PL/SQL
6 1 (5.26%) VB.NET
6 1 (5.26%) JavaScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.79%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (10.53%) TIBCO
2 1 (5.26%) Oracle
2 1 (5.26%) Adobe
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