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 29 May 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
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Financial Information eXchange (FIX) Protocol
Rank 135 146 160
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +14
Contract jobs citing FIX Protocol 24 56 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.72% 0.99% 0.82%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.10% 3.38% 2.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 49 43
Median daily rate £550 £600 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £479 £496
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £675 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £419 £420
% change year-on-year
+7.46% -0.29%
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
1142 1656 1790
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 34.06% 29.39% 29.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 977 1336 1389
Median daily rate £450 £425 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £315 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 9 0
Median hourly rate £16.52 £19.72 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.23% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.90 £37.80 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-15.60% +8.00%

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 29 May 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 29 May 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 40 (55.56%) Finance
2 36 (50.00%) Front Office
3 31 (43.06%) SQL
4 30 (41.67%) Banking
5 29 (40.28%) Equities
5 29 (40.28%) Unix
6 28 (38.89%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 23 (31.94%) Investment Banking
8 21 (29.17%) Low Latency
9 20 (27.78%) Java
9 20 (27.78%) Linux
10 17 (23.61%) Fixed Income
11 16 (22.22%) Derivative
11 16 (22.22%) Multithreading
12 14 (19.44%) Windows
13 13 (18.06%) XML
14 12 (16.67%) Data Modelling
14 12 (16.67%) FpML
15 11 (15.28%) Electronic Trading
15 11 (15.28%) C++
16 10 (13.89%) OO
16 10 (13.89%) Fidessa
17 9 (12.50%) UML
18 8 (11.11%) Business Analysis
18 8 (11.11%) Data Analysis
18 8 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
19 7 (9.72%) QA
19 7 (9.72%) MS Excel
19 7 (9.72%) Web Services
19 7 (9.72%) XML Schema

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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2007
1 3 (4.17%) MS Exchange
2 2 (2.78%) Apache
2 2 (2.78%) JBoss
2 2 (2.78%) Node.js
2 2 (2.78%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.39%) WebSphere
Applications
1 7 (9.72%) MS Excel
2 3 (4.17%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (4.17%) MetaTrader
2 2 (2.78%) Endur
2 2 (2.78%) ION MarketView
3 1 (1.39%) Eikon
3 1 (1.39%) Front Arena
3 1 (1.39%) LatentZero
3 1 (1.39%) Minerva
3 1 (1.39%) SunGard Stream Clearvision
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.94%) TCP/IP
2 3 (4.17%) DHCP
2 3 (4.17%) DNS
2 3 (4.17%) Firewall
2 3 (4.17%) VPN
3 1 (1.39%) LAN
3 1 (1.39%) NGN
3 1 (1.39%) tcpdump
3 1 (1.39%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.94%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (4.17%) MongoDB
2 3 (4.17%) NoSQL
2 3 (4.17%) OLTP
3 2 (2.78%) Data Mining
3 2 (2.78%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.39%) MySQL
4 1 (1.39%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (6.94%) JIRA
2 2 (2.78%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (1.39%) Emacs
General
1 40 (55.56%) Finance
2 36 (50.00%) Front Office
3 30 (41.67%) Banking
4 23 (31.94%) Investment Banking
5 3 (4.17%) Retail
6 2 (2.78%) Back Office
6 2 (2.78%) Financial Institution
7 1 (1.39%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 28 (38.89%) Analyst
2 21 (29.17%) Developer
3 12 (16.67%) FIX Analyst
4 11 (15.28%) Business Analyst
5 9 (12.50%) C++ Developer
6 7 (9.72%) Java Developer
6 7 (9.72%) Senior Developer
7 6 (8.33%) Applications Support
7 6 (8.33%) Support Analyst
8 4 (5.56%) Architect
8 4 (5.56%) Data Architect
8 4 (5.56%) Senior C++ Developer
9 3 (4.17%) Applications Support Analyst
9 3 (4.17%) Banking Analyst
9 3 (4.17%) Infrastructure Specialist
9 3 (4.17%) IT Manager
9 3 (4.17%) Project Manager
9 3 (4.17%) Senior Analyst
9 3 (4.17%) Senior Support Analyst
9 3 (4.17%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (18.06%) XML
2 12 (16.67%) FpML
3 7 (9.72%) FIXML
3 7 (9.72%) Web Services
3 7 (9.72%) XML Schema
4 6 (8.33%) Middleware
5 3 (4.17%) J2EE
5 3 (4.17%) XML Messaging
6 2 (2.78%) Akka
6 2 (2.78%) Apache Camel
6 2 (2.78%) JSON
6 2 (2.78%) POJO
6 2 (2.78%) REST
7 1 (1.39%) ActiveMQ
7 1 (1.39%) CGI
7 1 (1.39%) IBM Integration Bus
7 1 (1.39%) Memcached
7 1 (1.39%) RabbitMQ
7 1 (1.39%) TIBCO EMS
7 1 (1.39%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 29 (40.28%) Equities
2 28 (38.89%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 17 (23.61%) Fixed Income
4 16 (22.22%) Derivative
5 8 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (8.33%) Algorithms
7 4 (5.56%) Equity Derivative
7 4 (5.56%) SWIFT
8 3 (4.17%) Data Centre
8 3 (4.17%) Data Structures
8 3 (4.17%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (4.17%) Hedge funds
9 2 (2.78%) Statistics
9 2 (2.78%) VWAP
10 1 (1.39%) Computer Science
10 1 (1.39%) Fintech
10 1 (1.39%) Management Information System
10 1 (1.39%) Mathematics
10 1 (1.39%) Online Banking
10 1 (1.39%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 29 (40.28%) Unix
2 20 (27.78%) Linux
3 14 (19.44%) Windows
4 5 (6.94%) Windows Server
5 3 (4.17%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (4.17%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (4.17%) Windows Vista
6 2 (2.78%) Solaris
7 1 (1.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (29.17%) Low Latency
2 16 (22.22%) Multithreading
3 12 (16.67%) Data Modelling
4 11 (15.28%) Electronic Trading
5 10 (13.89%) OO
6 9 (12.50%) UML
7 8 (11.11%) Business Analysis
7 8 (11.11%) Data Analysis
8 6 (8.33%) Algorithmic Trading
8 6 (8.33%) Data Governance
8 6 (8.33%) High Availability
8 6 (8.33%) Requirements Analysis
9 5 (6.94%) Change Management
10 4 (5.56%) Data Architecture
10 4 (5.56%) Data Management
10 4 (5.56%) SDLC
10 4 (5.56%) Workflow
11 3 (4.17%) Concurrent Programming
11 3 (4.17%) Logical Data Model
11 3 (4.17%) Server Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 31 (43.06%) SQL
2 20 (27.78%) Java
3 11 (15.28%) C++
4 6 (8.33%) Shell Script
5 5 (6.94%) Perl
6 3 (4.17%) C#
7 2 (2.78%) Bash Shell
7 2 (2.78%) JavaScript
7 2 (2.78%) Python
8 1 (1.39%) Korn
8 1 (1.39%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 2 (2.78%) PhD
2 1 (1.39%) Degree
2 1 (1.39%) ISEB
2 1 (1.39%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (1.39%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (9.72%) QA
2 6 (8.33%) ISO20022
3 3 (4.17%) ISO15022
4 2 (2.78%) Data Quality
5 1 (1.39%) MiFID
5 1 (1.39%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (4.17%) Active Directory
1 3 (4.17%) Microsoft Virtual Server
1 3 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (4.17%) vMotion
2 2 (2.78%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 10 (13.89%) Fidessa
2 5 (6.94%) Microsoft
2 5 (6.94%) Oracle
3 4 (5.56%) Bloomberg
4 3 (4.17%) FXall
4 3 (4.17%) VMware
5 2 (2.78%) ION Trading
5 2 (2.78%) OpenLink
5 2 (2.78%) SunGard
5 2 (2.78%) Sybase
5 2 (2.78%) TIBCO
6 1 (1.39%) HP
6 1 (1.39%) IBM
6 1 (1.39%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.39%) Reuters
6 1 (1.39%) ServiceNow
6 1 (1.39%) StreamBase
6 1 (1.39%) Trayport
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