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 6 May 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Financial Information eXchange (FIX) Protocol
Rank 133 167 154
Rank change year-on-year
+34 -13
Contract jobs citing FIX Protocol 60 45 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.09% 0.73% 0.79%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.63% 2.45% 2.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 40 36
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £486 £500 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £675 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £419 £420 £350
% change year-on-year
-0.29% +20.00%
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
1654 1839 1759
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 30.02% 29.71% 28.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 1311 1405 1376
Average daily rate £425 £430 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.16% +4.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £313 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 3 20
Average hourly rate £19.72 £41.00 £40.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-51.91% +0.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.64 £37.30 £25.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £190.00 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -

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 6 May 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 6 May 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 50 (54.35%) Banking
2 46 (50.00%) UNIX
3 40 (43.48%) Front Office
4 39 (42.39%) Finance
4 39 (42.39%) Linux
5 29 (31.52%) Equities
6 28 (30.43%) Java
7 26 (28.26%) Investment Banking
8 24 (26.09%) Derivative
8 24 (26.09%) Low Latency
9 22 (23.91%) SQL
10 20 (21.74%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 20 (21.74%) Electronic Trading
11 19 (20.65%) Fidessa
12 18 (19.57%) Multithreading
13 17 (18.48%) Algorithmic Trading
14 15 (16.30%) C++
15 14 (15.22%) Agile Software Development
16 12 (13.04%) C#
16 12 (13.04%) Solaris
16 12 (13.04%) Degree
17 11 (11.96%) Perl
17 11 (11.96%) Service Management
18 10 (10.87%) Bloomberg
18 10 (10.87%) OO
19 9 (9.78%) Reuters
19 9 (9.78%) Equity Derivative
19 9 (9.78%) Computer Science
20 8 (8.70%) TDD
20 8 (8.70%) Back Office

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

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 1 (1.09%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 6 (6.52%) MS Excel
2 5 (5.43%) MS Office
3 1 (1.09%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (3.26%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.09%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (8.70%) TCP/IP
2 5 (5.43%) Firewall
3 2 (2.17%) Multicast
3 2 (2.17%) VPN
4 1 (1.09%) LAN
4 1 (1.09%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.26%) SQL Server
1 3 (3.26%) Relational Database
2 2 (2.17%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (2.17%) KDB
2 2 (2.17%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.09%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.09%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.09%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 4 (4.35%) JIRA
2 2 (2.17%) TeamCity
2 2 (2.17%) JUnit
2 2 (2.17%) Visual Studio
2 2 (2.17%) Eclipse
2 2 (2.17%) Subversion
2 2 (2.17%) Maven
3 1 (1.09%) Cucumber
3 1 (1.09%) SpecFlow
General
1 50 (54.35%) Banking
2 40 (43.48%) Front Office
3 39 (42.39%) Finance
4 26 (28.26%) Investment Banking
5 8 (8.70%) Back Office
6 6 (6.52%) Financial Institution
7 3 (3.26%) Mandarin Language
8 2 (2.17%) Advertising
9 1 (1.09%) Telecoms
9 1 (1.09%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 35 (38.04%) Developer
2 21 (22.83%) Analyst
3 19 (20.65%) Java Developer
4 12 (13.04%) Support Analyst
5 10 (10.87%) C++ Developer
6 9 (9.78%) Support Engineer
6 9 (9.78%) FIX Analyst
7 8 (8.70%) Technical Support
7 8 (8.70%) Consultant
7 8 (8.70%) Technical Engineer
7 8 (8.70%) Technical Support Engineer
8 7 (7.61%) Applications Support
9 5 (5.43%) Business Analyst
9 5 (5.43%) Applications Support Analyst
10 4 (4.35%) Architect
11 3 (3.26%) Data Architect
11 3 (3.26%) Senior Developer
11 3 (3.26%) C# Developer
11 3 (3.26%) IT Business Analyst
11 3 (3.26%) Fidessa Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (6.52%) TIBCO EMS
2 5 (5.43%) XML
3 4 (4.35%) Swing
3 4 (4.35%) .NET
4 3 (3.26%) ASP.NET
4 3 (3.26%) FpML
4 3 (3.26%) Spring
5 2 (2.17%) .NET Framework
5 2 (2.17%) WebSphere MQ
5 2 (2.17%) Rendezvous
5 2 (2.17%) WCF
5 2 (2.17%) WPF
5 2 (2.17%) jQuery
5 2 (2.17%) JPA
5 2 (2.17%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (2.17%) Web Services
5 2 (2.17%) Entity Framework
6 1 (1.09%) Ultra Messaging
6 1 (1.09%) Managed Extensibility Framework
6 1 (1.09%) Akka
Miscellaneous
1 29 (31.52%) Equities
2 24 (26.09%) Derivative
3 20 (21.74%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 9 (9.78%) Equity Derivative
4 9 (9.78%) Computer Science
5 7 (7.61%) Fixed Income
6 3 (3.26%) Mathematics
7 2 (2.17%) Physics
7 2 (2.17%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (2.17%) Algorithms
8 1 (1.09%) Eurex
8 1 (1.09%) Data Structures
8 1 (1.09%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (1.09%) Reference Data
8 1 (1.09%) Hedge funds
8 1 (1.09%) SWIFT
8 1 (1.09%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (1.09%) Statistics
8 1 (1.09%) Artificial Intelligence
8 1 (1.09%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 46 (50.00%) UNIX
2 39 (42.39%) Linux
3 12 (13.04%) Solaris
4 8 (8.70%) Windows
5 1 (1.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (26.09%) Low Latency
2 20 (21.74%) Electronic Trading
3 18 (19.57%) Multithreading
4 17 (18.48%) Algorithmic Trading
5 14 (15.22%) Agile Software Development
6 11 (11.96%) Service Management
7 10 (10.87%) OO
8 8 (8.70%) ITIL
8 8 (8.70%) TDD
9 7 (7.61%) Market Making
9 7 (7.61%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 6 (6.52%) Asset Management
10 6 (6.52%) Business Analysis
11 4 (4.35%) Continuous Integration
11 4 (4.35%) GAP Analysis
11 4 (4.35%) E-Commerce
11 4 (4.35%) Analytics
12 3 (3.26%) BDD
12 3 (3.26%) Data Modelling
12 3 (3.26%) UML
Programming Languages
1 28 (30.43%) Java
2 22 (23.91%) SQL
3 15 (16.30%) C++
4 12 (13.04%) C#
5 11 (11.96%) Perl
6 6 (6.52%) Python
7 5 (5.43%) Shell Script
8 4 (4.35%) AWK
8 4 (4.35%) C-shell
9 2 (2.17%) PHP
10 1 (1.09%) Groovy
10 1 (1.09%) Scala
10 1 (1.09%) C
10 1 (1.09%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 12 (13.04%) Degree
2 1 (1.09%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (7.61%) QA
2 2 (2.17%) EMIR
2 2 (2.17%) Dodd-Frank
3 1 (1.09%) MiFID
System Software
1 3 (3.26%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.17%) GridGain
Systems Management
1 4 (4.35%) ITRS Geneos
2 2 (2.17%) Control-M
3 1 (1.09%) SCOM
3 1 (1.09%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 19 (20.65%) Fidessa
2 10 (10.87%) Bloomberg
3 9 (9.78%) Reuters
4 8 (8.70%) TIBCO
5 4 (4.35%) Microsoft
5 4 (4.35%) ION Trading
6 3 (3.26%) Oracle
7 2 (2.17%) Business Objects
7 2 (2.17%) Remedy
7 2 (2.17%) Radianz
8 1 (1.09%) Portware
8 1 (1.09%) Calypso
8 1 (1.09%) SunGard
8 1 (1.09%) Red Hat
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