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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Financial Information eXchange (FIX) Protocol
Rank 105 157 169
Rank change year-on-year
+52 +12
Contract jobs citing FIX Protocol 48 31 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.53% 0.60% 0.62%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.86% 1.99% 2.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 28 36
Average daily rate £550 £500 £600
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £249 £395
10% offered a daily rate of more than £630 £640 £700
UK excluding London average daily rate £525 £381 £500
% change year-on-year
+37.70% -23.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
FIX Protocol
London

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
987 1561 1734
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 31.37% 30.36% 29.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 839 1258 1288
Average daily rate £463 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.82% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 11
Average hourly rate £55.00 £27.37 £37.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+100.94% -26.52%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £34.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+15.44% +3.03%

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 11 February 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 11 February 2016, 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 43 (59.72%) Banking
2 41 (56.94%) Front Office
3 35 (48.61%) SQL
4 34 (47.22%) Unix
4 34 (47.22%) Finance
5 31 (43.06%) Investment Banking
5 31 (43.06%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 27 (37.50%) Equities
7 20 (27.78%) Java
8 16 (22.22%) Linux
9 14 (19.44%) Derivative
10 13 (18.06%) Windows
11 12 (16.67%) XML
11 12 (16.67%) FpML
11 12 (16.67%) Fixed Income
11 12 (16.67%) Low Latency
12 11 (15.28%) Multithreading
12 11 (15.28%) Fidessa
13 10 (13.89%) Data Modelling
13 10 (13.89%) Oracle
14 9 (12.50%) Middleware
15 8 (11.11%) Business Analysis
15 8 (11.11%) Bloomberg
15 8 (11.11%) UML
15 8 (11.11%) E-Commerce
16 7 (9.72%) Sybase
16 7 (9.72%) C++
16 7 (9.72%) Data Analysis
17 6 (8.33%) ISO20022
17 6 (8.33%) Electronic Trading

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

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 3 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2007
1 3 (4.17%) MS Exchange
1 3 (4.17%) WebSphere
2 2 (2.78%) Apache
2 2 (2.78%) JBoss
2 2 (2.78%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.39%) Node.js
Applications
1 6 (8.33%) MS Excel
2 4 (5.56%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.78%) Endur
1 2 (2.78%) MetaTrader
2 1 (1.39%) Front Arena
2 1 (1.39%) RMDS
2 1 (1.39%) SunGard Stream Clearvision
2 1 (1.39%) thinkFolio
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
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.94%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (4.17%) OLTP
2 3 (4.17%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.78%) Data Mining
3 2 (2.78%) MongoDB
3 2 (2.78%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.39%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 6 (8.33%) JIRA
2 1 (1.39%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (1.39%) Emacs
2 1 (1.39%) HP UFT
2 1 (1.39%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.39%) JUnit
General
1 43 (59.72%) Banking
2 41 (56.94%) Front Office
3 34 (47.22%) Finance
4 31 (43.06%) Investment Banking
5 3 (4.17%) Retail
6 1 (1.39%) Back Office
6 1 (1.39%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.39%) Legal
6 1 (1.39%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 32 (44.44%) Analyst
2 20 (27.78%) Developer
3 14 (19.44%) FIX Analyst
4 11 (15.28%) Support Analyst
5 9 (12.50%) Business Analyst
5 9 (12.50%) Java Developer
6 7 (9.72%) FIX Support Analyst
7 6 (8.33%) Applications Support
7 6 (8.33%) C++ Developer
8 5 (6.94%) Architect
9 4 (5.56%) Data Architect
9 4 (5.56%) Fidessa Developer
9 4 (5.56%) Fidessa Server Developer
9 4 (5.56%) SQL Analyst
10 3 (4.17%) Automation Analyst
10 3 (4.17%) Core Java Developer
10 3 (4.17%) Fidessa Analyst
10 3 (4.17%) SQL Support Analyst
10 3 (4.17%) SWIFT Specialist
10 3 (4.17%) Unix Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (16.67%) FpML
1 12 (16.67%) XML
2 9 (12.50%) Middleware
3 6 (8.33%) Web Services
3 6 (8.33%) XML Schema
4 5 (6.94%) FIXML
5 3 (4.17%) IBM Integration Bus
5 3 (4.17%) J2EE
5 3 (4.17%) XML Messaging
5 3 (4.17%) XSD
6 2 (2.78%) Apache Camel
6 2 (2.78%) JMS
6 2 (2.78%) POJO
6 2 (2.78%) SOAP
6 2 (2.78%) XSLT
7 1 (1.39%) ActiveMQ
7 1 (1.39%) Akka
7 1 (1.39%) COM
7 1 (1.39%) STL
7 1 (1.39%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 31 (43.06%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 27 (37.50%) Equities
3 14 (19.44%) Derivative
4 12 (16.67%) Fixed Income
5 5 (6.94%) Algorithms
5 5 (6.94%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (4.17%) Data Centre
6 3 (4.17%) Data Structures
6 3 (4.17%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (4.17%) SWIFT
6 3 (4.17%) VWAP
7 2 (2.78%) Hedge funds
8 1 (1.39%) Computer Science
8 1 (1.39%) Equity Derivative
8 1 (1.39%) Fintech
8 1 (1.39%) Mathematics
8 1 (1.39%) Online Banking
8 1 (1.39%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 34 (47.22%) Unix
2 16 (22.22%) Linux
3 13 (18.06%) Windows
4 4 (5.56%) Windows Server
5 3 (4.17%) Solaris
5 3 (4.17%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (4.17%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (4.17%) Windows Vista
6 1 (1.39%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (16.67%) Low Latency
2 11 (15.28%) Multithreading
3 10 (13.89%) Data Modelling
4 8 (11.11%) Business Analysis
4 8 (11.11%) E-Commerce
4 8 (11.11%) UML
5 7 (9.72%) Data Analysis
6 6 (8.33%) Algorithmic Trading
6 6 (8.33%) Electronic Trading
6 6 (8.33%) OO
7 5 (6.94%) Change Management
7 5 (6.94%) Data Governance
7 5 (6.94%) Requirements Analysis
8 4 (5.56%) Data Architecture
8 4 (5.56%) High Availability
8 4 (5.56%) Investment Management
9 3 (4.17%) Concurrent Programming
9 3 (4.17%) Logical Data Model
9 3 (4.17%) Memory Management
9 3 (4.17%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 35 (48.61%) SQL
2 20 (27.78%) Java
3 7 (9.72%) C++
4 5 (6.94%) Python
5 4 (5.56%) Perl
5 4 (5.56%) Tcl
6 3 (4.17%) C#
6 3 (4.17%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.39%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.39%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.39%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (1.39%) Degree
1 1 (1.39%) ISEB
1 1 (1.39%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.33%) ISO20022
1 6 (8.33%) QA
2 3 (4.17%) ISO15022
3 1 (1.39%) MiFID
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 1 (1.39%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.39%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 11 (15.28%) Fidessa
2 10 (13.89%) Oracle
3 8 (11.11%) Bloomberg
4 7 (9.72%) Sybase
5 5 (6.94%) FXall
6 4 (5.56%) Microsoft
6 4 (5.56%) TIBCO
7 3 (4.17%) IBM
7 3 (4.17%) VMware
8 2 (2.78%) HP
8 2 (2.78%) OpenLink
8 2 (2.78%) Solace
8 2 (2.78%) SunGard
9 1 (1.39%) Charles River
9 1 (1.39%) Citrix
9 1 (1.39%) Reuters
9 1 (1.39%) StreamBase
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