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 20 January 2017 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
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Financial Information eXchange (FIX) Protocol
London / City of London
Rank 123 109 156
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +47
Contract jobs citing FIX Protocol 31 42 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.05% 1.37% 0.68%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.89% 4.26% 2.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 35 31
Median daily rate £588 £550 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.81% +4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £375 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £640 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £369 £550 £381
% change year-on-year
-32.95% +44.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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
1074 985 1546
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 36.47% 32.06% 30.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 896 821 1252
Median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 2
Median hourly rate - £52.50 £50.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +5.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £33.50
% change year-on-year
- +11.94%

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 20 January 2017.

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 20 January 2017, 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 29 (55.77%) Finance
2 24 (46.15%) Electronic Trading
3 21 (40.38%) Front Office
3 21 (40.38%) Linux
3 21 (40.38%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 20 (38.46%) Java
4 20 (38.46%) Fixed Income
5 19 (36.54%) Banking
6 16 (30.77%) Low Latency
7 14 (26.92%) Multithreading
8 13 (25.00%) Unix
9 12 (23.08%) C++
9 12 (23.08%) Equities
10 9 (17.31%) FpML
10 9 (17.31%) SQL
10 9 (17.31%) Oracle
10 9 (17.31%) TIBCO
10 9 (17.31%) Rendezvous
10 9 (17.31%) OO
10 9 (17.31%) RMDS
10 9 (17.31%) Investment Banking
11 8 (15.38%) SQL Server
11 8 (15.38%) XML
12 7 (13.46%) Python
12 7 (13.46%) Derivative
13 6 (11.54%) Credit Derivative
13 6 (11.54%) Ultra-Low Latency
13 6 (11.54%) OOP
13 6 (11.54%) Data Modelling
13 6 (11.54%) Windows

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 1 (1.92%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 9 (17.31%) RMDS
2 4 (7.69%) ION MarketView
3 1 (1.92%) Minerva
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.92%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.92%) Amazon Kinesis
Communications & Networking
1 5 (9.62%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (15.38%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.85%) KDB
3 1 (1.92%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (1.92%) Amazon Redshift
3 1 (1.92%) Big Data
3 1 (1.92%) Data Mining
3 1 (1.92%) MySQL
3 1 (1.92%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.92%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 5 (9.62%) JUnit
2 2 (3.85%) JIRA
3 1 (1.92%) Eclipse
3 1 (1.92%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.92%) Maven
General
1 29 (55.77%) Finance
2 21 (40.38%) Front Office
3 19 (36.54%) Banking
4 9 (17.31%) Investment Banking
5 6 (11.54%) Financial Institution
6 2 (3.85%) Back Office
7 1 (1.92%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 26 (50.00%) Developer
2 14 (26.92%) Analyst
2 14 (26.92%) Java Developer
3 9 (17.31%) C++ Developer
3 9 (17.31%) Senior Developer
3 9 (17.31%) Senior Java Developer
3 9 (17.31%) Support Analyst
4 8 (15.38%) Electronic Trading Developer
4 8 (15.38%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
5 6 (11.54%) Architect
5 6 (11.54%) Banking Analyst
5 6 (11.54%) Data Architect
5 6 (11.54%) Linux Developer
5 6 (11.54%) Low Latency C++ Developer
6 5 (9.62%) Business Analyst
7 4 (7.69%) MiFID Business Analyst
7 4 (7.69%) Technical Analyst
7 4 (7.69%) Technical Business Analyst
7 4 (7.69%) Unix Support
7 4 (7.69%) Unix Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (17.31%) FpML
1 9 (17.31%) Rendezvous
2 8 (15.38%) XML
3 4 (7.69%) .NET
3 4 (7.69%) FIXML
3 4 (7.69%) XSD
3 4 (7.69%) XSLT
4 3 (5.77%) HTML
5 2 (3.85%) HTML5
6 1 (1.92%) JMS
6 1 (1.92%) JMX
6 1 (1.92%) Kafka
6 1 (1.92%) SOAP
6 1 (1.92%) Spring
6 1 (1.92%) TIBCO EMS
6 1 (1.92%) Ultra Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 21 (40.38%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 20 (38.46%) Fixed Income
3 12 (23.08%) Equities
4 7 (13.46%) Derivative
5 6 (11.54%) Credit Derivative
6 4 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (7.69%) Computer Science
6 4 (7.69%) Fintech
6 4 (7.69%) Reference Data
6 4 (7.69%) Taxonomies
7 2 (3.85%) Data Structures
8 1 (1.92%) Interest Rate Derivative
8 1 (1.92%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 21 (40.38%) Linux
2 13 (25.00%) Unix
3 6 (11.54%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (46.15%) Electronic Trading
2 16 (30.77%) Low Latency
3 14 (26.92%) Multithreading
4 9 (17.31%) OO
5 6 (11.54%) Data Modelling
5 6 (11.54%) OOP
5 6 (11.54%) Ultra-Low Latency
6 5 (9.62%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (7.69%) Business Analysis
7 4 (7.69%) Data Management
7 4 (7.69%) Project Management
8 3 (5.77%) Analytics
8 3 (5.77%) API Development
9 2 (3.85%) Data Architecture
9 2 (3.85%) E-Commerce
9 2 (3.85%) Scrum
10 1 (1.92%) Change Management
10 1 (1.92%) OOA/OOD
10 1 (1.92%) Product Management
10 1 (1.92%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 20 (38.46%) Java
2 12 (23.08%) C++
3 9 (17.31%) SQL
4 7 (13.46%) Python
5 3 (5.77%) JavaScript
5 3 (5.77%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.92%) C#
6 1 (1.92%) Perl
6 1 (1.92%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (1.92%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.69%) MiFID
1 4 (7.69%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (1.92%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (1.92%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 9 (17.31%) Oracle
1 9 (17.31%) TIBCO
2 5 (9.62%) Fidessa
2 5 (9.62%) Reuters
3 4 (7.69%) Bloomberg
3 4 (7.69%) ION Trading
4 3 (5.77%) Sybase
5 1 (1.92%) HP
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