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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited FIX Protocol over the 3 months to 27 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
27 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Financial Information eXchange (FIX) Protocol
Rank 160 162 156
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -6
Contract jobs citing FIX Protocol 15 46 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.43% 0.85% 0.88%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.23% 2.78% 2.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 37 38
Median daily rate £500 £500 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £374 £346
10% offered a daily rate of more than £620 £650 £672
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £463 £400
% change year-on-year
-8.10% +15.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
FIX Protocol
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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
1221 1656 1757
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 35.28% 30.45% 29.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 1032 1356 1292
Median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £367 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.17% +4.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 12
Median hourly rate £20.00 £62.50 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-68.00% +38.88%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £39.25 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+1.91% +12.14%

FIX Protocol
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the City of London region citing FIX Protocol as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 27 August 2016.

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 27 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing FIX Protocol also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region with a requirement for FIX Protocol.

1 22 (56.41%) Front Office
2 19 (48.72%) SQL
2 19 (48.72%) Finance
3 17 (43.59%) Electronic Trading
4 16 (41.03%) Unix
4 16 (41.03%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 15 (38.46%) Banking
6 14 (35.90%) Java
7 12 (30.77%) Linux
7 12 (30.77%) Equities
7 12 (30.77%) Low Latency
8 10 (25.64%) Windows
8 10 (25.64%) Fixed Income
8 10 (25.64%) Investment Banking
9 9 (23.08%) Multithreading
10 7 (17.95%) C++
10 7 (17.95%) Derivative
10 7 (17.95%) Data Management
11 6 (15.38%) Oracle
11 6 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
12 4 (10.26%) Algorithmic Trading
12 4 (10.26%) Workflow
12 4 (10.26%) SQL Server
12 4 (10.26%) Perl
12 4 (10.26%) OO
12 4 (10.26%) E-Commerce
12 4 (10.26%) Financial Institution
12 4 (10.26%) Shell Script
12 4 (10.26%) Bloomberg
12 4 (10.26%) SDLC

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 2 (5.13%) MS Excel
1 2 (5.13%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (5.13%) Bloomberg TOMS
1 2 (5.13%) ION MarketView
1 2 (5.13%) LatentZero
1 2 (5.13%) Minerva
1 2 (5.13%) RMDS
2 1 (2.56%) Eikon
2 1 (2.56%) MetaTrader
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.13%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.56%) LAN
2 1 (2.56%) NGN
2 1 (2.56%) VPN
2 1 (2.56%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.26%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.13%) Data Mining
2 2 (5.13%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.56%) DB2
3 1 (2.56%) MySQL
3 1 (2.56%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (2.56%) JIRA
1 1 (2.56%) JUnit
1 1 (2.56%) Visual Studio
General
1 22 (56.41%) Front Office
2 19 (48.72%) Finance
3 15 (38.46%) Banking
4 10 (25.64%) Investment Banking
5 4 (10.26%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 12 (30.77%) Analyst
2 11 (28.21%) Developer
3 9 (23.08%) Senior Developer
4 7 (17.95%) Applications Support
4 7 (17.95%) Support Analyst
5 5 (12.82%) Banking Analyst
5 5 (12.82%) C++ Developer
5 5 (12.82%) Java Developer
5 5 (12.82%) Senior Java Developer
5 5 (12.82%) Unix Support
6 4 (10.26%) FIX Analyst
6 4 (10.26%) Senior C++ Developer
6 4 (10.26%) Unix Analyst
6 4 (10.26%) Unix Support Analyst
7 3 (7.69%) Applications Support Analyst
8 2 (5.13%) Electronic Trading Support
8 2 (5.13%) Fidessa Support
8 2 (5.13%) FIX Business Analyst
8 2 (5.13%) Linux Developer
8 2 (5.13%) Service Desk Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.13%) .NET
1 2 (5.13%) Rendezvous
2 1 (2.56%) ASP.NET
2 1 (2.56%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (2.56%) ASP.NET MVC 4
2 1 (2.56%) ASP.NET Web API
2 1 (2.56%) CGI
2 1 (2.56%) CSS
2 1 (2.56%) CSS3
2 1 (2.56%) FIXML
2 1 (2.56%) HTML
2 1 (2.56%) HTML5
2 1 (2.56%) jQuery
2 1 (2.56%) KnockoutJS
2 1 (2.56%) LESS
2 1 (2.56%) Middleware
2 1 (2.56%) RequireJS
2 1 (2.56%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 16 (41.03%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 12 (30.77%) Equities
3 10 (25.64%) Fixed Income
4 7 (17.95%) Derivative
5 6 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (10.26%) Fintech
7 3 (7.69%) Equity Derivative
8 2 (5.13%) Algorithms
8 2 (5.13%) Management Information System
8 2 (5.13%) Statistics
9 1 (2.56%) Credit Derivative
9 1 (2.56%) Hedge funds
9 1 (2.56%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 16 (41.03%) Unix
2 12 (30.77%) Linux
3 10 (25.64%) Windows
4 1 (2.56%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (43.59%) Electronic Trading
2 12 (30.77%) Low Latency
3 9 (23.08%) Multithreading
4 7 (17.95%) Data Management
5 4 (10.26%) Algorithmic Trading
5 4 (10.26%) E-Commerce
5 4 (10.26%) OO
5 4 (10.26%) SDLC
5 4 (10.26%) Workflow
6 3 (7.69%) ITIL
7 2 (5.13%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (5.13%) Automated Testing
7 2 (5.13%) Change Management
7 2 (5.13%) Configuration Management
7 2 (5.13%) Incident Management
7 2 (5.13%) Project Management
7 2 (5.13%) Service Delivery
7 2 (5.13%) Software Engineering
7 2 (5.13%) Unit Testing
7 2 (5.13%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 19 (48.72%) SQL
2 14 (35.90%) Java
3 7 (17.95%) C++
4 4 (10.26%) Perl
4 4 (10.26%) Shell Script
5 3 (7.69%) Python
6 2 (5.13%) C#
7 1 (2.56%) Bash Shell
7 1 (2.56%) Korn
7 1 (2.56%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (5.13%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.69%) QA
2 2 (5.13%) Data Quality
3 1 (2.56%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (2.56%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 6 (15.38%) Oracle
2 4 (10.26%) Bloomberg
3 2 (5.13%) Fidessa
3 2 (5.13%) FXall
3 2 (5.13%) ION Trading
3 2 (5.13%) MarketAxess
3 2 (5.13%) Reuters
3 2 (5.13%) TIBCO
4 1 (2.56%) HP
4 1 (2.56%) Microsoft
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