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 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Financial Information eXchange (FIX) Protocol
Rank 153 166 143
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -23
Contract jobs citing FIX Protocol 33 35 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.67% 0.59% 0.89%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.17% 2.00% 2.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 34 44
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£500 £600 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +26.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £249 £383 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £642 £700 £635
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £500 £350
% change year-on-year
-22.50% +42.85%
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
1519 1750 1750
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 30.64% 29.26% 30.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 1230 1308 1390
Average daily rate £425 £425 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 12 19
Average hourly rate £43.00 £42.50 £19.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.17% +114.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.96 £22.50 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £147.50 £82.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -7.14%

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 January 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 29 January 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 41 (53.25%) UNIX
2 37 (48.05%) Linux
3 35 (45.45%) Finance
4 33 (42.86%) Front Office
4 33 (42.86%) Banking
5 32 (41.56%) Java
6 28 (36.36%) Low Latency
7 26 (33.77%) C++
7 26 (33.77%) SQL
8 23 (29.87%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 22 (28.57%) Multithreading
10 16 (20.78%) Investment Banking
10 16 (20.78%) Fidessa
11 14 (18.18%) Oracle
11 14 (18.18%) Equities
11 14 (18.18%) Algorithmic Trading
12 12 (15.58%) Fixed Income
13 11 (14.29%) Derivative
13 11 (14.29%) Reuters
13 11 (14.29%) Bloomberg
14 10 (12.99%) C#
14 10 (12.99%) Solaris
14 10 (12.99%) Agile Software Development
15 9 (11.69%) Service Management
15 9 (11.69%) Windows
15 9 (11.69%) Degree
16 8 (10.39%) Computer Science
16 8 (10.39%) Electronic Trading
16 8 (10.39%) Perl
16 8 (10.39%) ITIL

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

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 2 (2.60%) TIBCO EMS
1 2 (2.60%) WebSphere
1 2 (2.60%) WebLogic
2 1 (1.30%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.30%) Oracle Workflow
2 1 (1.30%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (1.30%) MS Office
1 1 (1.30%) MS Visio
1 1 (1.30%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (6.49%) RMDS
2 4 (5.19%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (2.60%) Murex MxG2000
Communications & Networking
1 8 (10.39%) TCP/IP
2 7 (9.09%) Firewall
3 3 (3.90%) Multicast
4 1 (1.30%) DNS
4 1 (1.30%) Wireshark
4 1 (1.30%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.49%) Relational Database
2 4 (5.19%) SQL Server
3 3 (3.90%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (2.60%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (1.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.30%) KDB
5 1 (1.30%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 5 (6.49%) JIRA
2 4 (5.19%) TeamCity
3 2 (2.60%) Subversion
3 2 (2.60%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.30%) MSI
4 1 (1.30%) Eclipse
4 1 (1.30%) NUnit
General
1 35 (45.45%) Finance
2 33 (42.86%) Front Office
2 33 (42.86%) Banking
3 16 (20.78%) Investment Banking
4 7 (9.09%) Back Office
5 5 (6.49%) Financial Institution
6 3 (3.90%) Advertising
7 1 (1.30%) Legal
7 1 (1.30%) Games
7 1 (1.30%) Retail
7 1 (1.30%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 36 (46.75%) Developer
2 18 (23.38%) Analyst
3 17 (22.08%) Java Developer
4 16 (20.78%) Support Analyst
5 14 (18.18%) Applications Support
6 13 (16.88%) C++ Developer
7 11 (14.29%) Support Engineer
8 7 (9.09%) Applications Support Analyst
9 6 (7.79%) Technical Support Engineer
9 6 (7.79%) Technical Engineer
9 6 (7.79%) Technical Support
10 5 (6.49%) Senior Developer
10 5 (6.49%) Applications Support Engineer
10 5 (6.49%) FIX Analyst
11 4 (5.19%) Senior Java Developer
12 3 (3.90%) Consultant
12 3 (3.90%) Support Consultant
12 3 (3.90%) C# Developer
13 2 (2.60%) Fidessa Support Engineer
13 2 (2.60%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.49%) .NET
2 3 (3.90%) Rendezvous
2 3 (3.90%) WebSphere MQ
2 3 (3.90%) ASP.NET
2 3 (3.90%) Hibernate
2 3 (3.90%) .NET Framework
2 3 (3.90%) Spring
2 3 (3.90%) WCF
3 2 (2.60%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 2 (2.60%) Spring Integration
3 2 (2.60%) Murex Flex
3 2 (2.60%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (2.60%) jQuery
3 2 (2.60%) JNI
3 2 (2.60%) Java SE
3 2 (2.60%) Java EE
3 2 (2.60%) JMS
3 2 (2.60%) XML
3 2 (2.60%) XSLT
4 1 (1.30%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 23 (29.87%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 14 (18.18%) Equities
3 12 (15.58%) Fixed Income
4 11 (14.29%) Derivative
5 8 (10.39%) Computer Science
6 4 (5.19%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (2.60%) Mathematics
8 1 (1.30%) Client/Server
8 1 (1.30%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 1 (1.30%) Statistics
8 1 (1.30%) Artificial Intelligence
8 1 (1.30%) Reference Data
8 1 (1.30%) Physics
8 1 (1.30%) Spread Betting
8 1 (1.30%) SWIFT
8 1 (1.30%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 41 (53.25%) UNIX
2 37 (48.05%) Linux
3 10 (12.99%) Solaris
4 9 (11.69%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (36.36%) Low Latency
2 22 (28.57%) Multithreading
3 14 (18.18%) Algorithmic Trading
4 10 (12.99%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (11.69%) Service Management
6 8 (10.39%) Electronic Trading
6 8 (10.39%) ITIL
7 5 (6.49%) E-Commerce
7 5 (6.49%) Risk Management
7 5 (6.49%) TDD
8 3 (3.90%) OO
8 3 (3.90%) MVC
8 3 (3.90%) Market Making
8 3 (3.90%) Performance Analysis
8 3 (3.90%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 2 (2.60%) Time Management
9 2 (2.60%) Asset Management
9 2 (2.60%) Incident Management
9 2 (2.60%) Business Analysis
9 2 (2.60%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 32 (41.56%) Java
2 26 (33.77%) C++
2 26 (33.77%) SQL
3 10 (12.99%) C#
4 8 (10.39%) Perl
5 4 (5.19%) Python
5 4 (5.19%) Shell Script
6 3 (3.90%) Korn
6 3 (3.90%) Bash Shell
7 2 (2.60%) PHP
8 1 (1.30%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.30%) AWK
8 1 (1.30%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 9 (11.69%) Degree
2 1 (1.30%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.90%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.30%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (3.90%) Control-M
2 2 (2.60%) ITRS Geneos
3 1 (1.30%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 16 (20.78%) Fidessa
2 14 (18.18%) Oracle
3 11 (14.29%) Reuters
3 11 (14.29%) Bloomberg
4 7 (9.09%) Sybase
5 6 (7.79%) TIBCO
6 4 (5.19%) ION Trading
7 3 (3.90%) Remedy
7 3 (3.90%) Murex
7 3 (3.90%) 29West
8 2 (2.60%) Microsoft
8 2 (2.60%) Adobe
8 2 (2.60%) Calypso
8 2 (2.60%) Radianz
9 1 (1.30%) SunGard
9 1 (1.30%) IBM
9 1 (1.30%) Infragistics
9 1 (1.30%) DevExpress
9 1 (1.30%) thinkFolio
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